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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


Intrauterine insemination, the infertility treatment in which sperm are placed directly in the uterus at the time of ovulation, is certainly one way to get your BFP. If you're undergoing (or considering) IUI, then this is the page for you!

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Bfp 14dpo imolantation bleeding, clomid/iui

I'm so excited to finally write my bfp story!!! we tried for a little over a year. After 7 months I went to a fertility clinic, they found I had low progesterone, and a slightly sluggish thyroid. I tried with herbs, fertilitea, fertil aid, had cycles with no coffee or drinking - nothing... After over a year then started trying clomid with an injectable and iui - our second IUI round finally worked!!! I gave up nothing during that 2ww and had quit acupuncture haha. If this hadn't worked I was prepared to have laparoscopy surgery to see if I had stage 1/2 endometriosis.

This cycle definitely tricked me because I spot EVERY SINGLE MONTH since coming off birth control, and it's always different - sometimes just brown spotting on 10dpo, other months red blood at 9dpo...and I learned to always associate it my period coming. Here's my symptoms...

Cd 13: iui
1-10 dpo no symptoms that stand out
11dpo: felt dizzy, like i had a sinus headache all day so I stayed home from work and laid around all day... But still no spotting! But I've spotted later before

12dpo: felt normal aside from a little cramping. Was getting hopeful since my temp went up a little bit...later that night I got a little bit of light pink spotting and I was pretty upset...went to see a movie, came home and I had bright red blood, it was fairly heavy, enough to keep dripping in the toilet (sorry if tmi). So i figured my period came early - was so sad.

13dpo: brown spotting, which has also been normal for me after red bleeding in the past, and my temp dropped to just above my coverline which was right on schedule. Went to a baby shower which was really hard!!!

That night I started feeling warm, when I took my night temp it was way high, and that usually isn't the case. Went to bed hopeful.

14dpo: woke up expecting my temp to have dropped and for period to start - but my temp went up!!! I called to schedule a blood test, they called that afternoon to say it came back POSITIVE - BFP!!!

I'm still 4 weeks now, feeling really warm all the time, some headaches and minor cramping and breast soreness, but nothing major.

I still can't believe my body tricked me! Absolutely nothing was different from other cycles, I'm so glad I was temping bc that was my only clue. This past year has definitely been an emotional struggle and I never knew it would be so hard to get pregnant, and how hard it would be to deal with all my friends getting pregnant. So I feel for anyone that has trouble conceiving!
My advice is to get tested before waiting a full year of trying! I'm glad I did, because you might as well know early if you have low progesterone or some other issue that can be worked with... And take your temperature! :)

I'm so happy we finally got pregnant and i pray for a healthy 9 months!


So excited to make this entry. Reading these blogs has definitely helped me get through the 2ww! I did have to do injectables/ovidrel/iui and I am so excited I finally have my bfp!
Dpo symptoms I noticed:
5 dpo: gassy! Especially after eating, and it didn't matter what!
10 dpo: starting getting slight stomach aches after eating again didn't matter what
10 dpo: thought for sure I was getting af had cramps exactly like I do before af starts mild-mod but I could feel them in my upper thighs which is kind of a tell for me. ( so sad thinking af would be here soon )
11dpo and on going to the bathroom more often (nervous every time!!)
12 dpo a few mild cramps but they feel different, stomach aches again. Kind of feels like burning stomach

13 dpo took a home test.. Positive!!
Didn't want to get to excited because of the meds

14 dpo blood hcg test, came back in the 400s which they told me is really good for my first pregnancy!

Hope this helps good luck!! Baby dust to you all

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BFP @ 14 dpo

Wow! I still can't believe its my turn :).
My BFP came after an IUI with very low post-wash sperm count of 2.4 mill (morphology and motility normal) while awaiting first round of IVF. AND I only have one fallopian tube due to a previous ectopic! I thought I was definitely out because my RE told me my chances were very low this round. Also, my 2ww symptoms were virtually identical to pre af symptoms.
So there is hope, ladies!....

1-5 dpo - bloating, abdominal twinges
6-9 dpo - above plus tired, deep sleep w/ wild dreams, full/non-tender bbs
10dpo - above plus frequent urination, a lot of creamy CM, sore throat
11-12 dpo - above but VERY full/non-tender bbs and moody
13 dpo - above plus single episode of mild nausea
14 dpo - BFP!
14 dpo beta #1 - 202
16 dpo beta #2 - 485!

Praying for a sticky little one :)

Let's try this again....

Hello I am new to this site. I am 31 and married and have been TCC since August 2012. 3 failed iui. I have not been responding to injectable horomones. I am now starting metformin and on a strict diet and exercise. It's been a tough road. I am going to try IVF however I need to respond to the medications! All the shots have been intramuscular hoping that would help but no such luck. Need some support feeling pretty down. Thanks all!

TTC for 2 years, blocked tube, adhesions, IUI, chronic spotting before period and finally SUCCESS!

Hello :) I have spent literally the last entire year of my life Googling every possible infertility issue and every phantom early pregnancy symptom. It was really consuming my life. I was living in this constant 14 day limbo and month after month getting my hopes up during the two week wait only to be sadly disappointed when my period would come without fail.
About two years ago I started experiencing extreme pelvic pain not related to uterine cramps during my Period. Sometime after sex I would have trouble even standing due to the pain for any length of time lasting up to 3 days after. I am 26 years old, my husband is 36 with an off the charts sperm count and motility. At this point I expressed my concern to my OBGYN during a routine exam. She scheduled me with a RE to do a sonohistogram. He could tell something wasn't normal with at least one of my tubes so I was scheduled to have laproscopic surgery in December 2013. During the surgery, the doctors found tons of heavy abdominal adhesions and that my right tube was proximally blocked (at the uterus). The doctor said we were likely to be pregnant in 6 months with timed intercourse. Well 10 cycles passed and we decided to move forward with IUI. Two weeks later I was devastated with a negative pregnancy test. We really were facing the fact that the doctors wanted to move us to IVF and I really couldn't find much info online about successful IUIs with tubal infertility, even one blocked side and one open side. We decided we would finish our last IUI cycle before IVF and take time to decide if we really wanted to spend the $13000 it would have cost us for what felt like a huge gamble. Well yesterday at 10DPIUI I was not experiencing the usual spotting I have every month like clockwork on 9DPO, I was at work and just felt some heaviness in my breasts and decided to come home and test midday without holding urine for more than and hour... Just for the hell of it I guess. Well you can imagine my complete shock when a light pink second line showed up. I threw up I was so blown away! That was my instant reaction!! I took another test 24hrs later and it was still light, but darker than the day before! I mostly felt compelled to share my story for anyone feeling helpless from long term TTC and dealing with tubal factor infertility. As long as one tube is patent, IUI can work!! I am the living proof of this now. I never thought we would conceive without IVF! Good luck to anyone out there dealing with something similar. I wish you luck and happiness. Thanks for reading my journey :)

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Last year I promised to myself I'll share my story.
I had breast cancer at 35 and had operations and chemotherapy.
I had to wait 2 years and three months after I finished the last chemotherapy treatment before I could try to get pregnant so I was 38 and 4 months when I started trying.
As I was worried time was running out we went straight to IVF. However, as a result of the chemotherapy my overian reserve was extremely low (1.1) psh very high (range between 10-22) and the response to IVF treatment was poor (best result was 2 follicles, 2 eggs one fertile = bfn).
Do we decided to move to IUIs as we were told there would be the same chance of success.
First cycle of IUI I had a chemical pregnancy and the result of the second cycle is now 5 weeks and sleeping in a bassinet next to me! I was too worried to post until now but was keen to share the good news now that my ds is out and well. I found out that I was pregnant on 23 December 2013 and could not have hoped for a better Christmas present.
My strategy was to have a plan b and c in case things were not going to work ( egg donation and serogate). It have me hope that no matter how I will have a child at the end of the process. I felt that there was less pressure on each cycle that way.
Good luck to you all and thank you to all the great stories it really gave mad hope during the long painful wait.

My BFP story!

My husband and I are 38 years old. We have one 3 year old daughter. It took us over 6 years to get pregnant with her. We both have unexplained infertility plus I've had some issues with endometriosis. Its way too much to go into detail but after 2 surgeries, months on clomid and a few iui's we moved forward to IVF and conceived.

I breast feed my daughter for a year and since then we have been trying to conceive #2. This is my story.

End of 2012 - tried naturally until mid 2013
2013- July IVF failed - Aug through Nov clomid - Fluid showing on ultrasound that could be hostile and more endometriosis DEC Surgery to remove fluid and some scar tissue- one tube and ovary attached to wall of abdomen from endometriosis - stage II
2014 -Jan-Aug -Tried clomid and had to skip some months due to a cyst. 2 iui's with clomid & ovidriel
2014- Sept IUI with clomid and follistim booster, Trigger & progesterone BFP!!!!!!!

Clomid cd3-7
Follistim cd5, cd7, cd9
Scan cd9 Follicles 14mm, 14mm & 12mm
Trigger cd11
iui cd13, BD cd11, 13, 14 and 15
Sperm Post Wash Volume- .06, Total Count 26 million, Motility, 61%, Progression Slow, Normal Morphology 17% (count & morphology was actually lowest this month)

iui day cd 13- nothing
1dpiui -bloated and mild cramping lower abdomen
2dpiui -mild cramping - started progesterone
3dpiui -mild cramping and lightheaded on and off all day, metallic taste in mouth in evening
4dpiui - nothing, felt great
5dpiui - hot flash night before
6dpiui -boobs and nipples sore today - didn't sleep well last night and some hot flashes
7dpiui -nipples and side boobs sore all day
8dpiui- slept really good last night, boobs feel less sore but feel heavy, some mild cramping, got REALLY tired at night and had dull aching in evening
9dpiui - woke up feeling good, had hot flash last night again, cramping throughout the day and lower back starting to hurt, faint line on Walmart test mid day (maybe trigger??) urine held for about 2 hours.
10dpiui - hot flash again last night, metallic taste in mouth, nipples and boobs sore, some mild cramping, small brown dot on tp when wiped
faint line on Walmart test late morning (darker then yesterday), cramping, bloated and tired at night
11dpiui - hot flash last night, yellow cm and mild cramping, lower back pain all day, crotch feels heavy, FMU BFP! pretty dark line, called doc and they stated trigger is out of your system in 10 days so BFP was actually at 9dpiui. BETA 107

Since 11dpiui I am still having some cramping, some mild nausea, hot flashes, heartburn, boobs feel super huge and nipples feel raw.
I had my 2nd BETA today and waiting for the results. I am still in shock. We tried so long for #1 and #2. We actually decided to only do 1 more iui after this one and we were going to try naturally for maybe another 6 months. After that we were going to accept the fact that were only going to have one child. Now things have changed. I have always felt in my heart we were going to have another baby and it actually happened. God has blessed us a second time and I cannot be happier. Now we wait for the 12th week so we can share the news!

If your curious of the things I did differently .....
Bought & ate the following ORGANIC only -the past 6 months (only when eating at home)- eggs and anything on the dirty dozen list
Ate more fruits and veggies, added kale to all my shakes after working out
Switched from weights and some light cardio after 5 years to Body sculpt & abs/cardio classes 3 times a week (I think this helped with circulation)
This month only- had green tea (match) every morning and very little coffee. I am not a big coffee drinker but a had coffee every day
Husband took maca pills everyday and we tried to BD more often
Both my husband and I took 15 minutes to pray each day for a week straight last month. Paying is not new to us but we made that week commitment after learning more about the power in prayer from our church.

I wish the best of luck to anyone who is reading this and hope that you get your BFP soon! Have faith and hope and it will happen. I truly believe that everyone has a plan and everything happens for a reason. God Bless You!!!!!!!!!!!!!

got a BFP at 45 with 2 nd IUI please don't loose your hopes

Hi Everybody,

I have been seeing fertility specialists and heard similar stories that for my age it is not possible to get pregnant with my eggs but donor eggs (Which was very stressful to hear because I did not have any babies ) and my chances are 1%.
I was hopeful and determined so I did not give up my hopes- infact I told the Doctor and Nurse that "I feel I am going to get pregnant"
for more than my belief I was just hoping that they would stop any discouraging words when I say so :)
I believe in self confidence, nothing works for me without it.

If you ladies would like to know anything about tww and other little tips I followed I am glad to share 'cos its too much to mention here.
I was diagnosed with a uterus polyp and the doctor recommended me to do a laporascopy to remove the polyp and me and my DH was very nervous but that was the best decision I ever made in this journey. Right after the lap I did the 1 st IUI and the next cycle which is the 2 nd IUI in which I got pregnant.I prayed everyday and cried asking for a one baby regardless of all negative comments from fertility specialists and nurses.

First BFP with First Cycle of IUI - PCOS 38 years old

It still feels very surreal, but after more than 15 months of TTC naturally with PCOS, we did our first medicated cycle with Gonal F and Ovidrel and it worked! I had one 17 mm follicle and a 12 mm follicle the days we did the trigger and 18 days later my beta results showed high numbers and I had two bright red lines on the HPT. My husbands sperm count was awesome at 35 million post wash, my gorgeous superman! I was so convinced that I was out this cycle that I didn't even want to POAS for fear of disappointment. I have to say that while I was trying to hone in on symptoms, I didn't (and still don't) feel much except for sore boobs. I think that too many women on these forms OBSESSS about every symptoms and drive themselves crazy! That being said, you know when something is up/off with your body.

** DPIUI=DPO (I had the IUI on ovulation day, 36 hours after the trigger shot. My uterus felt crampy and stretched during the insemination, which the doctor believed meant that I was ovulating at that exact moment! I came in with a full bladder, which makes the procedure go much smoother because it helps guide the catheter to the right place).

Things I did differently this cycle: I had several glasses of wine and a few cafe lattes. Throughout most of this cycle I did daily meditation and fertility yoga to calm me down, bring rich and nourishing blood to my uterus, and take the seat of a momma in my heart.

1-6 DPIUI: Nothing

7 DPIUI: Period-type cramps and pinching ovaries. I am convinced that my body is preparing for an eventual period.

8 DPIUI: Went to bathroom four times. Intense cramping after orgasm. Period like cramps.

9 DPIUI: Pinching ovaries in the morning, period-like cramps.

10 DPO: I am SURE that my period in the next 2-3 days so I bump up my Beta test at the hospital by three days to make sure that I can start another round of fertility meds next month :(

11 DPIUI: Insane uterine cramping after sex. I have never had this before and worried that something is wrong.

12 DPIUI: Went hiking and during this time had about 30 minutes of the most insane cramps that suddenly went away. I think this may have been implantation day. I felt like I was going to pass out but just breathed and walked through it and felt nothing for the rest of the day and evening.

13 DPIUI: Boobs KILL and I have lower pelvic cramping. Period is coming any day now…

14DPIUI: Some lower pelvis cramping, but more mild.

15DPIUI: Period like cramps and intense heart palpitations that prevent me from sleeping soundly.

16 DPIUI: Heart palpitations again, annoying! Mild period type cramps. Since I am convinced that I am not pregnant, I worry about why my period hasn't started. In the evening I get weird pokey pains near my belly button on/off.

17 DPIUI: Pain in uterus after orgasm and pressure in anus (sorry, TMI). CM is very wet.

18 DPIUI - BFP!!!!!!: Very mild period-type cramps and while my boobs are sore, they are less so. Go for Beta in the morning and don't check my messages until I am with my husband at 5pm. I can't believe it, so so SURREAL. The nurse didn't leave the numbers, but said that they are very high and look amazing. Going in for a viability scan in 11 days.

** This was our first medicated cycle and it worked! While potentially pregnancy was on my radar, I slept with a pad from 11-15 DPIUI because I was SURE that AF was on the way.

Never stop giving up hope and don't read the dire information regarding TTC after 35. Think positively and believe that it is possible. Miracles happen EVERY day to those that least expect them. I know many women who have 2 or three kids and didn't start TTC until way after 35.

BFP after PCOS and Fibroids and 2+ Years of Trying

My brand new baby is actually sleeping, I was too superstitious to post my story during pregnancy. I took comfort in reading other people's success stories and vowed I would post mine one day, so here it is! It was a long 2+ years of trying for my LO and I am so blessed that I can now call myself a Mama!

Here is the condensed version of my journey:

After coming off BCPs my periods were non-existent/ 50+ days. After 6 frustrating months I was dx'd with PCOS. My MD put me on 2000mg of Metformin and my cycles regulated to 31-32 days ( and I lost the extra 30 pounds I had been carrying). Still no BFP. At the one year mark I went in for an HSG and was diagnosed with fibroids. I had laparoscopic surgery to remove them, but my case was way too complicated. Talk about a crappy thing to wake up to after surgery. A month later I underwent an abdominal myomectomy (my MD threw in some bonus ovarian drilling while she was in there!). That was a big, tough surgery, but they removed over a 1/2 pound of fibroids that were preventing implantation and blocking my tubes. After I had three periods, I was able to start Clomid. 4 rounds of 50 mg and one IUI and I was still getting BFNs. I ovulated without a trigger, but apparently it was weak. On the 5th round I was bumped to 100mg and did an IUI and boom BFP! I couldn't believe my eyes!

Pregnancy symptoms before BFP:
Moody and really irritable (unusual for me)
Cramps ( thought AF was coming early, never got cramps until after she arrived)
Very tired
Slightly Nauseous (my hubby had a stomach bug and I was sure I had it too but nope it was my baby!)

It was a journey filled with lots of tears and lots of heartache. Physical and emotionally, I went through a lot but it was all worth it! The sound of my baby's first cry made all that I went through seem like a distant dream.