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BFP by IUI

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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2nd Round IUI

I've been reading these boards for a few months during the TWW for some hope, so not that I've gotten my BFP, I felt it was only fair to share my story in hopes of giving someone else that hope I needed and received from here.

So a little background, I had my first IUI in February. During my first TWW, I marked every symptom. By the end of the first week, I'd convinced myself I was pregnant. I was googling every symptom. I even took a HPT at 4dpo because I just knew I was pregnant (clearly, I have since realized that even if I was PG, it couldn't have shown that early). I became a POAS addict throughout the whole TWW. When AF finally showed, I was devistated. I had just known that this first time had worked. But the next day, I tried to be optimistic and just focus on getting my ovulation timing correct for the second IUI.

I had decided that with this time around, I would not symptom check every single thing that happened to my body. That was what I had done with the first one, and that did not make it easy when AF showed.

The day I had my second round of IUI, I actually had a family get together, so I could not lay down as much as I had wanted. So I already thought there was a small chance of it happening this month. I did go through with the whole eating 1/5 I have a pineapple each day for five days after ovulation (which I also did during the first IUI, too). I also used a heating pad throughout the day to help keep my temperature warmer because I felt like that might help with attachment.

Because I was not keeping up with my symptoms, I was not stressing over every little thing. So when 10dpo finally came around, I just knew that I could test and could potentially see a BFP. Well it was negative. I did the same thing at 11dpo and 12dpo. On 13dpo, I took a test first thing in the morning and got a BFN. Bad this time, I had convinced myself that there was no chance of this cycle and that I would have to try again next month. I was really trying to prepare myself for AF to show her face, because I did not want to convince myself that there was a chance of me being pregnant.

The rest of that day went pretty normal for me. However, that night as I was putting on my pajamas, I noticed that my nipples were super sore. My bbs had already been sore for about a week, but that is a normal PMS symptoms for me and I did not think anything else about that. But I knew that sore nipples were never normal for me and I had never actually had that symptom before. So I took a test, and got a BFP! I took about four more tests that night to confirm because I did not think it could actually happen after having a negative test that morning. I went for bloodwork yesterday and my hcG was 103.2. So as of today, I'm 4w2d.

I'm still in a little bit of shock. But if you're reading this, I think it helped me most to try to go through the TWW without symptom checking absolutely every sign and symptom and try to, as much as possible, continue my life without thinking about being in the TWW.

Baby dust to you all!

First IUI and BFP!!!!!

I always said once I get my BFP I will share my story and give you ladies hope!!!! This has been a journey but I have finally got my BFP and I am ecstatic!!! So a little background history: I'm 33 and OH is 33 as well. We have been trying for 5 months, falling pregnant on our 6th month! I decided to see a RE before trying for a year because of my medical history. I have no thyroid due to having a thyroidectomy and I also have fibroids. I also had a miscarriage exactly a year ago. I took a break from trying after that because it was traumatic. After the miscarriage I just didn't feel the same hormonally so when we started trying and it wasn't happening I decided to reach out to a RE. I always have been on the edge when it came to trying to conceive so after the fifth month we decided to do a work up. Long and behold OH sperm count was great but morphology was 1%! Another roadblock! So after the results the RE recommended us trying IUI to give us a better chance. I do ovulate on my own but we decided to try clomid to have multiple eggs and give ourselves a better chance of conceiving. So I did clomid days 3-7 and went to see my follicles and lining and also had trigger shot. When I went in for monitoring I had three mature follicles!! Yayyyy!!! But my uterine lining was only 5mm!!! I was devastated. I questioned whether I should still go thru with the procedure since the lining was not great but I prayed on it and decided to move forward with it. I had the IUI performed 24 hours after trigger shot. When the two week wait started I was calm and collected but starting 6dpiui I started to get my regular PMS symptoms and was worried the procedure didn't work. Every symptom you can think of headaches, tender boobs, and cramping. I decided to start testing the trigger shot out that day and by day 7 my HCG test was negative. Although I was discouraged with all my PMS symptoms I decided to start testing with Wondfo tests. On day 10dt9piui I took a test. Was that a faint positive????? I couldn't believe but told myself i have to keep testing to make sure it's not a evap and it's in fact a real BFP. There was only one problem, no more wondfos! Lol! So after ordering some from amazon and waiting two days I received them . While waiting for my test strips my PMS symptoms began to leave, I was certain either it was a evap or maybe a chemical pregnancy on its way out. So after the long wait I finally received my strips... and after saying a little prayer and walking away from the test strip for five minutes, I got a very noticeable line!!!! Darker than two day ago!!!! I cannot believe it! I go in tomorrow to do my Beta but right now I just praising God for this moment!! So if you think it won't happen for you ladies, it will! Just keep believing and don't give up!!!

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NEVER GIVE UP!

I can remember the days of wanting to be someone writing on this board telling my story. I promised myself I would do it. There were so many days I would look at this board hoping my symptoms matched up with someone else's giving me that big fat positive. That actually never happened for me.... So here it is....

Oct 2015--first time ttc we got pregnant, only to start miscarrying about 5 days later which we later found out was ectopic...I was a lucky one in that I did not lose my tube or damage it. (Found that out with a hsg the following January)
In February 2016 we were giving the okay to start ttcing again! Yay! I was so optimistic. 6 mos later I was still not pregnant so we went to my ob/gyn to discuss options. It was suspected that I had mild PCOS and that using the fertility medication clomid would help. I took this 3 months in a row and had confirmed ovulation from blood work....still not pregnant.... we decided to stop the medication in November 2016 and seek additional help from a fertility specialist. I saw the specialist in January who also suggested a mild case of PCOS that would not be affecting my fertility. My husbands SA came back perfect. We decided to try an IUI (Just google it if you aren't familar). I was told that the first one has a chance of not working because they may miss my ovulation while learning my cycle, so I was cautiously optimistic. The next day after my first appt with the specialist I got my period! (I was SO excited for this) I began my medication (clomid again) on day 3-7 then went in for a follicle scan on day 12 that determined I had 2 great mature follicles and 1 potential (so possibly 3 Eggs) I was instructed to trigger shot on day 14 and have my iui on day 16. I had mild cramping on this day. The following symptoms are post iui....

Dpiui 1-11----not a single symptom! I normally get sore boobs about 7-10 dpo when I get bfn's so this was a little strange to me, but has fluctuated before so I didn't think much of it.
Dpiui 12----waves of nausea after lunch which I chalked up to me eating greasy chicken at lunch, I really didn't think much of this either.

I was instructed not to test until day 15 due to the hcg trigger shot potentially giving me a false positive, however the night before I was supposed to test my husband and I really wanted to go to the casino....and because if I was pregnant I wouldn't want to be around second hand smoke, I told him I'd go ahead and test and if there was no line we would go...because obvious it would be bfn....
It was BFP! With FRER. I took a digital one the next morning and it said positive 2-3weeks!

Then I was instructed to do blood work at 16dpiui...came back great at 346!
I was instructed to return 2 days later...bad news...it had only risen to 593 and the doctor would like to see it double....I was told to be cautiously optimistic. But they wanted a recheck in another 48 hrs....hcg was 979...still not doubling....after googling (mistake!!!) I read it could be ectopic....and my doctor asked if I could come in first thing Monday morning for an ultrasound to see if it was ectopic....I prayed. And prayed. And prayed. And asked everyone around me to pray. To my surprise, the baby was in my uterus, there was one baby and everything was measuring normally. (All we could see was a yolk sac at this point) yay! Two weeks later we saw a baby and heard a strong heart beat of 144 ❤️ And two weeks after that I saw my baby with arms and legs and measuring right at what it's supposed to.

My best suggestion is to NEVER give up hope, never stop praying. I stopped telling God what I wanted and started saying "if it is your will, will you please give me a child" I let go of the control and just put my faith in God. I'm not saying this will be God's will for everyone but he always has the greatest plan in mind. Just trust him.

I'm 10 weeks pregnant now and continue to pray for God to keep his hand on this pregnancy. I pray for each one of you reading this that God will answer your prayers. He will.

BFP with 2nd IUI at 14DPIUI

I am 33 and supposedly had unexplained infertility as there was no reason why we hadn't gotten a BFP until now since all tests came back normal. This was our 13th cycle TTC and our 2nd IUI.

For our first IUI, I was anxious and tested early at 10-12dpiui, so this time around I waited until 14dpiui to test and I'm glad I did because I got dark lines!

Went in for beta the same day I got a positive test and it was at 462. Beta 2 days later at 16dpiui is 901. I have my ultrasound in 2 weeks and hope everything continues to go well!

As for symptoms, I did not have any that made me suspect I was pregnant. I had some brown spotting at 12dpiui but that was it. And so far I still don't have any symptoms, but I also never have period symptoms either so don't know if those 2 relate.

Good luck to anyone reading this, especially those going through IUIs or IVF!

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FINALLY!

Little background Me - 39, DH - 37, DS - 15 (from my previous marriage)
DX My egg reserve & quality is extremely low. AMA is between .6 & .75
This is our 23rd cycle trying.

Very different, positive, excited feeling since CD 11 (even before IUI) never felt like this during any other cycles. Major butterflies!

CD 3 - CD 7 - 200 units of Follistim

Saturday 3/4 9 PM Trigger (CD 11)

Sunday 3/5 9 AM IUI (Only 20 - 30 million sperm due to an accident closing the road & getting there late. It's usually 70 - 80 million)

Monday 3/6 7:45 AM Acupuncture (started in January but this was the first cycle of back to the RE since starting)
9 AM IUI (50 million sperm with 60% motile.) Still not his usual 70 - 80 million :-(

Thursday 3/9 Trigger tested out (3 DPO)

No real symptoms other than sore boobs & bloating which I chalked up to being from the trigger.
Still have the very different positive excited feeling

Monday 3/13 Acupuncture (7 DPO)

Thursday 03/16 tested at night before bed, thought I saw EXTREMELY faint line blew it off (10 DPO)

Friday 03/17 tested with FMU and there was nothing. Was hoping to find out on Saint Patty's day for a little luck. (CD 24 11 DPO)

Saturday 03/18 started spotting at night, put a tampon went to bed, cried myself to sleep.
(usual cycle is 29 days but has been a short as 16 days) (CD 25 12 DPO) CRAZY thirsty all day long & hot flashes
Sunday 03/18 8:30 am still spotting, hardly anything on tampon though (sorry TMI) Still have the very different positive excited feeling.
Email RE that I won't be in Monday for pregnancy bloods but need appt for new cycle
12:30 PM next to nothing on tampon this is weird! Usually the 1st day is spotting but I wake up with heavy flow the next day!
7:30 PM no spotting since 12:30 WTH I'm taking another test cuz I STILL have the very different positive excited feeling
holy crap it's CRAZY faint but there is a second line! Email RE back & say I WILL be in for pregnancy bloods.
Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.
Monday 03/20 7 AM Beta HCG 69.8 CD27 14 DPO Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.

Tuesday 03/20 All same symptoms Boobs are hurty more & nipples are tingly & weird feeling.

Wednesday 03/22/17 7 am Beta HCG 175 MORE than doubled Waaaa hooooo!!!!!!!!!! CD 29 16 DPO Same symptoms.
Bright red bleeding this morning when wiping, RE says it can happen when DTD, it's from new blood vessels and
something else about the mucas and all. Turned to brown scant spotting now.

BFP (diagnosed with DOR) with second IUI

Finally got my BFP 10dpiui after second IUI (first IUI was chemical). Here is quick rundown of my fertility journey..

Late 2013 - went off birth control pills. My husband and I start casually trying...
2014 - diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve right after my 30th birthday
2014 - 2016 - took a break from trying. We got married and bought a house!
2016 - ready to get in the game after prepping my mind and body
December 2016 - first injectable IUI cycle
January 4th, 2017 - first IUI (one 20mm follicle after 16 days! of stimming with 300units of follistim nightly)
January 6th, 2017 - started 300mg a day progesterone suppositories (hated them!!)
January 18th - BFP!
Beta # 1=36
Beta #2= 58
Beta #3=96
Beta #4=50 (diagnosed with chemical pregnancy)
February - new cycle started BCP's
February 23rd - started 225 am/pm follistim and 10units am/pm lupron
March 7th - 2nd iui (19mm, 15mm, 18mm & 13mm)
March 17th - faint BFP 10dpiui
March 19th - darker line BFP!
March 20th - BFP on digital!!
Beta scheduled for Tuesday a.m.!

I would be happy to chat with anyone regarding things I did/didn't do to prep my body for the iui cycles!!!!

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i sumited my story already in the BFP by iui

After 2 years of trying BFP!!! 10dpo 12dpt clomid

Hello I cant believe i m actually writing in this forum i have read so many story's. I Have had so much heart break but now after trying with my wife and a known doner for 2 years trying other donors yet to end in tears, we decided to go through the doctors the first time using there cryobank we tried i just did no observation as far as ultrasounds with 50 mg of clomid. No success with the first round and I always thought i had low progesterone and my hormone levels where off but the problem was we were trying to early and i might not have been releasing mature eggs. Anyways we thought i ovulated cycle day 9, nope way to early . Sooooo this time i asked my doctor if we could use same donor if we could do a trigger shot and ultrasounds monitoring with the clomid well the discovered i was def way to early last time. Had my trigger shot at 10 days his time and released two mature eggs on the 12th my lining had doubled and according to the blood work my levels where perfect! So all i had was hope but then i got nervous because you know you get the same symptoms lower back ache,boobs hurt moody bloating.... all these were the same except i never get up to pee at night well i had been getting up 3 times a night lol. MY wife had me test out the trigger just one day to see if it was still in my system well 8dpts, 6dpos i did a dollar store and it was evap boarder line squinting so we knew then the trigger shot had to be out of my system. At 12dpts,10dpos my wife convinced me to test so i said alight its to early though, and when she came out of the bathroom she did say much so i thought yeah to early but then sent our 3 1/2 year old out with a shirt that said big sister i was like no really no REALLY , are sure , the she handed me a digital that said pregnant and frer that was undefinable pregnant she said it poped up positive as it hit the pee lol that quick, but of course i was in dinal so i had her pic up dollor store ones to and i tested on those the next to mornings as well as the frers and ever one got darker and popped up so quick DEFINETLY pregnant!!! have a beta on Friday the 17th to confirm levels and everything but i have no dought .Baby dust everyone!! It with happen I swear.

PCOS, Clomid, IUI * no injectables

Quick back story:
I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18. I have always watched my weight, ate healthy and worked out! I am not a tooth pick by any means but 5'6 and 146 lbs. I had my son two years ago, he's a clomid baby and an iui was not needed. After my son I went back to working out, eating healthy and began to ovulate on my own! YAY!

My husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year and it put a halt on our family planning. After being put on a wait list for the fertility clinic we waited a long 8 months before getting the first appt to come in! (We are unable to conceive on our own due to chemotherapy, we must wait a minimum of 18 months before his little friends are safe) SO he froze some for me before the treatment and here we are... P.S. my husband is now in remission.

Alright, so fast track forward to February, I got AF on Feb 15/17. Clomid was taken day 3-7 during this cycle and I caught the LH surge on March 2nd, went in the next day for IUI March 3rd (CD 18)

This was my first ever IUI!

Symptoms!

Day 0 - right ovary in pain, lower back ache! Day of IUI!
1 dpo - bloated, immediately apparently a side effect of clomid? Ovary pain gone so I assume the egg is out!
2 - 3 dpo - bloated
4 dpo - implantation I believe, two sharp pricks in the uterus a feeling of an egg being burrowed in.
5 dpo - bloating, bouts of nausea, head ache. Seriously gassy, I could clear a room
6 dpo - tested with a dollar store cheapie, why?!? Waaaaay to early totally a BFN no nausea today but a head ache, bloated, gassy.. I could knock someone out.
7 dpo - bloated, gassy, head ache, low back sore, nausea, hungry, tired ,right nipple is sore but I'm chalking it up to me feeling them up looking for soreness haha.
8 - 9 dpo - same as above but breasts are rediculously sore, I said to my husband "I don't even need to test, I'm pregnant"
10 dpo - 6am tested with a FRER and FMU BFP!!!!!!!! Its a squinter but its totally there. No nausea today but I'm still bloated and my boobs are sore sore sore. Tired and hungry!

I also ate a toasted tomato, turkey, lettuce and cheese sandwich every day with a pickle on the side... May or may not be a symptom.

I wanted to post this on here because you can seriously get symptoms early! I had no idea.. I actually brushed a lot of of it off as clomid side effects (although I have taken it before) but the nausea was a give away.

Baby dust to all!!!

15 Long Months. Finally pregnant with our first at 9 dpo

After 15 long months, we are finally pregnant! I wanted to submit my story because I really benefited from reading these stories throughout my time TTC. A quick back story is that my husband and I were trying to conceive for our first as soon as we were married. Me (31) and my husband (30) want 4 children and we figured we'd better get on it. I had heard from my co-workers and friends how challenging TTC can be, so we thought we try. We found out the hard way that trying to have a baby isn't so easy.

I tried everything under the sun during these 15 months including tracking basal body temperature, opks-both cheap and expensive, preseed, coq10, cod liver oil, fertiliaid, vitex, prenatals, Femara, progesterone, municex, eating pineapple, consuming high fat dairy products during ovulation, waiting 15 minutes after sex with legs up on the headboard, softcups, sperm-meets-egg-plan, daily sex during fertile window, sex every other day, cutting caffeine and alcohol, detoxing, yoga to stimulate fertility, exercise, decreasing exercise, and husband taking supplements including fish oil, coq10, and men's daily vitamin. I tried everything I read within reason.

After about 6 months of TTC I went for a preconception appointment. Within a couple months of that I was having inconsistent results on OPKs and I was prescribed Femara to promote ovulation and progesterone to encourage implantation. My husband had a semen analysis that came back all good as well. I stopped using digital OPKs because I didn't feel as though I was getting an accurate reading.

12 months into TTC I got an HSG test done that came back normal. I also have had bloodwork done on my thyroid, FSH levels, AMH levels, progesterone levels, and probably others that all came back normal and healthy. There appeared to be no reason why I wasn't getting pregnant, but I wasn't. My husband and I are healthy adults who exercise regularly and eats healthy (to a degree- I love sweets :) and my husband loves beer).

15 months TTC I met with the RE who said I would likely be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She explained there was a couple more tests she could do, but that IUI with Clomid would likely be our best option, but we only had a 10% chance of that working. We could later consider IVF which has a 70% chance of working.

2 weeks later, I got a faint positive at 9 dpo. I am in shocked and cried tears of joy! I just fall to my knees and praise the Lord for this blessing! I had a feeling this might be our month!

Here's my breakdown:
Month 15

What I did differently:
Much more apathetic about trying as I knew we were meeting with the RE.
Stopped using Femara (I had been using for past 5 cycles or more)
Didn't obsess as much over timing, OPK testing, and HPTs
First month using Fertiliaid. I do not think this is the only reason I got pregnant, but I may have helped

What I used:
Preseed- great lube regardless of TTC
Tracking BBT to confirm Ovulation
OPK- cheap online strips with afternoon urine
Prenatal, CodLiver Oil, Vitex, Fertiliaid

We BD: CD 5, 10,12, 15, and 17. I think I ovulated CD 14 per OPK and BBT.

DPO: 1-5 No Symptoms. I noticed absolutely nothing which was different in other cycles. I perhaps had some fatigue, but that's also normal for me.
6-7 DPO: Spotting. I am a chronic spotter, but not this early. It was a watery brown on my underwear and when I wiped. It seemed to stop 8 dpo, but I noticed more the morning of 9 DPO.
9 DPO- brownish spotting when I wiped, but I noticed a faint line on the Wondfo brand. After 15 months- I've learned if that if you really want to see a line, you'll see a line, but I took a first response 6 days soon and saw a faint, but clear line. My first ever BFP!!! I cried and cried and praised God.

I was told I needed IUI or IVF to have a baby, but we did it all naturale! I was prepared to do whatever it took to have a baby, but God had a plan for us already.

In my 15 months TTC, 30+ women I knew personally announced their pregnancy. Please know that through this journey TTC you are not alone. Don't give up hope! Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel! For me it was sadness, anger, jealousy, resentment, hopelessness, fear, but I tried to hold on to hope, love, joy, passion, and appreciation for my marriage and life without children yet.

Don't give up hope! Continue to pray and seek support from women in your life who understand the difficulties of TTC. Good luck to all!

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