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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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Third Time Lucky...13 dpo (12 Post IUI.)

Thought I'd post and give back to the site and you all for keeping the hope alive! :-)

I'm 39 and have been TTC again for the last 3 months. We used an anonymous donor and IUI as
my partner is female also. We have a two year old boy through IUI and were lucky enough to have a
BFP with him on the first try. Anyway, here were my "symptoms" or lack thereof for the most part!
So much so that I thought this cycle was a bust too.

1dpiui-8: nothing much. Some restless legs at night which I sometimes get anyway, as well as
some heartburn which also is pretty normal for me. (Last cycle I had a lot of AF type cramps from
iui - AF.) 8dpiui-now: AF type cramps on and off - mainly at night. 'Swollen' sensation in uterus -
that's the best way I can describe it. A minimal amount of side breast tenderness - barely
noticeable - and some very vague nausea yesterday and today.

Just wanted to give you ladies out there experiencing no symptoms some small hope that it may
still happen. Last time I knew I was PG because I was up around day 12 peeing at night which is very
unusual for me. I also had a day or so of brownish implantation bleeding which I have yet to have
this time. I POAS yesterday and thought it was a BFN and glanced at it again more than 10 minutes
later and there was a faint line. Figured it was an evap line but hoped not as it was pink and as thick
as the control. Tested again today and it showed up within 5 minutes. Faint but there so I hope I'm
not jumping the gun but, it is still early days. :-)

Good luck to you all and thanks for your encouraging posts. 

Got My BFP Finally! 7 Months TTC 2 IUI

Wow I cannot believe I am even able to write this out! I have been reading this every month since
September, and am so proud to say I can finally give you all my story!

April 2nd - Acupuncture
April 3rd - IUI - Acupuncture that evening
1 dpiui - Acupuncture in Evening
2 - 5 dpiui - no symptoms ( actually made me fell weird to not hae cramping or anything)
6 dpiui - Brief Pinching in lower left side of uterus ( I always heard about this symptom so I was
kinda excited that I felt it)
7 dpiui - brief stabbing sensation lower left side of uterus
8-10 dpiui - no symptoms (again this is strange as I had symptoms during these days in all my
failed cycles... was waiting on the AF cramps)
11-13 dpiui - slight cramping. Woke up one morning with a really strong cramp. Different then
normal mild AF symptoms. But assumed that I wasn't pregnant.
14 dpiui - woke up early couldn't fall back asleep, went to test and got a BFP! Couldn't believe
my eyes. Went in for beta its at 35.9, so not the highest number but I'm staying positive!
15 dpiui - again woke up early couldn't really get back to sleep. Still cramping which makes me a
little nervous.

Going back for second round of beta tomorrow. Praying that this little bean sticks!! 

BFP with 2nd IUI

DH and I have unexplained fertility, both 29 yrs old, trying for 2 years.

I had my 2nd IUI on April 2nd, and just got a BFP this morning! I really didn't think that it would
work this time because I have been feeling period cramps! My symptoms: EVERYTHING I experience
when I get my period. I felt exactly the same. No different!

I want to tell you all that it will happen! I hope your baby wishes come true as they did for me:) 

BFP After 24 Mths W/ PCOS And 1st IUI

I've been stalking this site for a long time and I'm thrilled that I finally get to submit mine early symptoms.

DPO 1-5 Gas, mild twinges in my uterus, oily skin, very light cramping probable wouldn't have notice the cramps had I not been ttc.
DPO 6-10 Very full breast, tired, pulling or tugging sensation on the right side if uterus.
DPO 11 took a HPT and saw an extremely faint line, I had to hold it at different angles in the light just to see it. I thought it was just me so I waited until my DH got home since he has hawk eyes and he was able to see a faint line as well. I was so afraid to get excited because I have heard of evaporating lines on HPT.
DPO 12 Breast still very full and now becoming sore, light cramping, and tired. Took another HPT test and still saw a faint line however, this one was slightly darker so I thought that I should try a digital test. Sadly when I took the digital test it said Not Pregnant. I didn't lose hope because I've heard that test sensitivity differ depending on the brand.
DPO 13 Breast are sore especially on the sides, nipples also becoming sore, gas, tired, and cramps are becoming more like AF cramps. Took another HPT line is definitely darker at this point so I thought it would be a good idea to try a digital test and I was sooooooo Thrilled when the word Pregnant appeared.
DPO 14 Went in to doctors office for blood work and it confirmed my pregnancy Beta 90
DPO 17 Beta still rising 359 YAY!!!!!! I pray that I have a very healthy pregnancy and a very healthy beautiful baby.
DPO 19 Beta Still rising 704 YAY!!!!!!! Thank You Lord !!!!!!!

Don't give up and much, much baby dust to all TTC's I know how much it meant for me to read everyone's success stories.

BFP at 10dpiui

I wanted to share my own BFP story since so many here have helped me through the long 2WW. I got my BFP yesterday at 10 dpiui and 12 days past trigger. It was very faint but was darker this morning. Confirmed blood test 84 HCG and progesterone over 40. I have had ZERO symptoms besides being emotional and slightly sore bbs which are all normal pre AF symptoms. The only thing that has been different is the cramping which is a lot less strong than pre AF cramping. More like a tugging feeling. I actually wrote this cycle off and started planning for our 2nd iui because I wasn't feeling any symptoms. So I just wanted to let everyone going through the 2WW know not to put too much stock in early pregnancy symptoms! Keep the faith!

BFP On 1st Try With IUI

Hi everyone, so I promised myself that I must share my success story on some of these sites that helped me with so much useful info while TTC. DH and I have been TTC for exactly 2yrs now.

I am 28 and perfectly fyn, DH is 34 and had a low sperm count/morphology. One cycle of Clomid and bd before, during and after ovulation failed in 2011. After this DH went on Clomid for 90days-no improvements. Then he tried herbs-nothing changed. Then he tried Moringa (u can google it) and we didn't test after that but kept trying and getting AF each month. We decided to see a specialist last month(march,2012) and one cycle of IUI wit short stimulation using bravelle and menopur has given us our much awaited BFP.

Worthy of mention though is the miracle of over a 100million sperm count and normal motility and morphology at the ob/gyn's ofc before the IUI. God did it for us, He can and will do it for you all too.

Experience Is A Great Teacher.... Too Bad I'm A Slow Learner

I'm a mother of 2 beautiful children ages 3 and 2. You'd think I'd know if I were pregnant, right? I sure thought I would! Apparently not. 

Both my children were conceived through IUI's. Both times I ended up pregnant on my first IUI. This baby is also an IUI baby, but I conceived with my second IUI (first one was a chemical pregnancy) I swore up and down that I was NOT pregnant this time around, which was heartbreaking because I really wanted to be. Imagine my surprise when I got a BFP 16dpo! Here are my symptoms:

1-8 dpo: exhausted, napping almost daily despite getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Getting headaches almost daily. Sweaty all the time. Feels like the temperature in the house is way too hot, but it's only 73 degrees f.

9 dpo: very painful migraine headache started after dinner. Took Tylenol, didn't help one bit. Got so bad I threw up. Ended up sleeping nearly 12 hours that night.

10 dpo: nothing, still sweaty and tired though.

11 dpo: tiny bit of pink spotting after sex (sorry if tmi). Very unusual as I spot quite heavily after sex when I'm this close to getting my period.

12 dpo: negative (dollar store) hpt with fmu at 6am. Devastated. Cry all day, really thought I was pregnant this time around. 5pm, get AF type cramps for 2 hours. Think period is coming. Then cramps disappear.

13 dpo: very strong AF cramps. Period is due today. Expect it any minute. Never shows up.

14 dpo: AF cramps continue. Need to take Ibuprofen because they hurt so bad. Still no AF.

15 dpo: Will these cramps EVER stop? Where the heck is AF?!! Getting ticked off. Just want AF to show up and get it over with so cramps will stop.

16 dpo: AF cramps completely gone. Still no AF. Check cervical position, cervix is closed up tighter than Fort Knox and very high up. Convinced dollar store hpt was WRONG. Have blood drawn for testing at fertility clinic. Get another hpt and test. BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very clear line.  Two minutes later fertility clinic calls to say: "You're pregnant!!"



Like so many of you women, I have impatiently waited to be able to post my story to you all so you can have hope of getting a BFP as well! Here is my story. I already have 3 children (ages 16, 15, & 11) but my husband does not have any of his own so I really wanted to be able to give him a child. My husband & I have been ttc for 3+ years, after multiple tests on both of us, we were told that nothing was wrong. After so much frustration we decided to go to the fertility clinic in hopes of getting some help.

I took 2 rounds of clomid 100mg for 2 months in a row with no success. We then decided to try clomid 100mg along with IUI. I started my period on Feb. 17, took clomid on days 3-7 (Feb. 19-23), started the OPK tests on Feb. 27, got a positive on March 3, & IUI was March 4. Here are my symptoms:

1dpiui - No symptoms
2 dpiui - Mild cramps (I had cramps everyday during my tww)
3dpiui - Vivid dreams
4dpiui - Tender bbs (everyday from today), extreme fatigue
5dpiui - Watery CM
6dpiui - Tingly bbs, more watery CM, gassy, & got carsick on an 8 hr. road trip (that never happens)
7dpiui - Watery CM, gassy, & random itch in lower abdomen (had this with my other pregnancies, thinking I must be!!!)
8dpiui - Dizzy when turn head quickly, nauseous, loose stool, twinges of heartburn, sensitive nips, couldn't finish my usual breakfast (didn't like the taste), heightened sense of smell, vomited once in the morning, no CM. Today was a bad day!
9dpiui - I feel really good today compared to yesterday! Very mild cramps, nips & bbs are now SORE, increased heartburn, sense of smell is more intense. That night I didn't get much sleep due to my bbs hurting so bad & increased heartburn.
10dpiui - Got a faint positive on HPT! Decided to go have a blood test done, while waiting for the results my symptoms were bbs still very sore, heartburn, feeling nauseous more frequently, & still cramping but it's not terrible. Blood test results were BFP!!

We never thought this would happen but all the doctor visits, money spent,& waiting have been well worth it! My husband is extremely happy & now can't wait for the 9 months to go by quickly! I wish you ladies all the luck in the world!

BFP after IUI

DX: Unexplained Infertility. TTC for 17months

Went in for IUI 2/18 at 8:00am

Cramps, slight pain in right side. Had a INSANE dream that someone was trying to rob me and then wanted to kill me.

No real signs, trying to stay positive.

Slight sensitive nips. Minor acne on right cheek, extremely tired

Woke up at 1am, mouth so dry couldn’t swallow. Feel I’m getting sick, but hubby is sick. So symptom or caught hubby’s bug?

Tired, coughing. Lil scratchy throat. Acne, Really tired. (From being sick or preggo). Guess we’ll see

Tired, coughing, fatigue. Side twitches on my left side

Cramping on right side

Bloated feeling – like AF gonna start

Sneezing all day. Woke up at 4am to pee. Tested BFN (cheapy HPT), Pimple on my cheek.

10 DP – IUI
Noting abnormal. Tiny lil cramping on right side

11 DP – IUI
Cramping on right side. Very bloated feeling. AF?? Went to Target and ripped open a box of crackers w/cheese cause I was starving! Craving Hot dogs (turkey) and milk. Is this all in my head?

12 DP – IUI

BFP After Two Years With PCOS, Low Motility/Morphology, on Metformin and Clomid, plus Ovidrel Trigger Shot and IUI

My Husband and I have been trying for two years. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and he was told his Motility/Morphology weren't great. We did acupuncture together for four months, and took MOUNTAINS of vitamins and herbs. I've been on Metformin for PCOS for the entire two years, but we still hadn't had any success. When we were finally ready to take the next step, we did three cycles of Metformin plus Clomid and timed Intercourse. Still no luck. We finally moved onto IUI. The first cycle, I had every pregnancy symptom in the book, but did not end up being pregnant. The second cycle, I had almost no symptoms whatsoever, but my day 11 Blood Test level was 46! I went back on day 13 for another, and the Beta level was 118! I'm Pregnant! This morning, I finally got a BFP on a digital test, so I'm starting to believe it. : )

Timed Intercourse and Ovidrel Trigger Shot on Cycle Day 14
IUI on Cycle Day 16
4DPO - Odd, period like cramps, with slightly different feel today
5DPO - More cramps, gas
9DPO - Mild nausea from about 4:00pm until bedtime. Noticed I had been out of breath after climbing the stairs today and maybe three days prior. Not normal.
11DPO - Very odd, but I noticed that my nether region had been "beating" for days. This happens to me once in awhile, but never multiple times a day. It feels like I can feel a heartbeat in my vaginal area. Has anyone else experienced this?? Doctor called with a Positive Blood Test Result! Beta Level 46!
12 DPO - Minor stomach upset
13 DPO - Another Positive Blood Test! Beta Level 118! Medium stomach upset, and it gurgled all day. Some odd cramping too.
14 DPO - Positive Digital Test! Woot! (A girl waits her whole life for one of those!) ; )

No sore breasts, very little nausea, no exhaustion. I was sure I wasn't pregnant before my first Blood Test, and I am! : D 4 weeks, 1 day today.

My Best Friend knows, because she knew most details of our IUI process. We're going to see my Mom and Stepdad this weekend, and may tell ONLY them. Otherwise, we'll try to keep our mouths shut until Week 12!

I have my first Ultrasound on March 2nd, at Six Weeks, and should be due around October 24th! : ) Crossing everything I can cross and praying for a safe arrival!

Wishing you all much luck and much love!