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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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BFP via IUI after 23 Months of TTC

Hi ladies, I can't believe it is finally my turn to post here. I had 2 24 week losses 5 and 6 years ago due to incompetent cervix. I got a permanent cerclage placed, called a transabdominal cerclage and have been trying to conceive since May 2010. After 5 rounds of Clomid, 6 rounds of Femara, and 2 rounds of injections and IUI my BFP came.

1-3 DPO - no symptoms
4 DPO - All over body aches, lower abdomen/cervical twinges, afternoon headache
5 DPO - Metallic Taste in mouth, shoulder aches, afternoon headache
6 DPO - Afternoon Headache
7 DPO - Afternoon Headache
8 DPO - Thirsty, twinges in lower abdomen, shoulder aches
9 DPO - Tired - Negative HPT
10 DPO - Tired, evening headache, positive HPT on MOTHERS DAY
11 DPO - Another +HPT, tired, thirsty

Here's to a sticky bean and a long boring 36 weeks! 

BFP Symptoms

After IVF was cancelled due to only 2 follicles, this cycle was converted to our fourth IUI in 2 years.
I was convinced it was a bust, even made an appt with a new RE for the following week! I had no
symptoms, even though I've been on prog suppositories.

Today was 14 dpo and beta day, I woke up at 430 am and couldn't sleep, had a nervous, rumbly
stomach all day. Still don't know if it was nerves or the pregnancy, but I got a + beta of 350!

Just to prove to all you gals who think that no symptoms = no pregnancy, it can happen!! 

BFP at 12DPO (11DPIUI) With Clomid, Trigger, Progesterone

I am so humbled and grateful that I get to write this tonight. My partner and I (female, we're a
lesbian couple) have been TTC for 4 cycles with anonymous donor sperm via IUI, and I just got 2
BFPs tonight on FRER! We are over the moon, and so thankful! I kept very close track of my
symptoms this month and want to share them because this site was so helpful to me during
my TWWs.

This was the first "intervention" cycle. Due to the cost and the fact that we had had to take 10
months off from trying between cycles 2 & 3 due to my partner's health issues, RE recommended
Clomid 100mg days 3-7, the estrodial patch days 8-12, Ovidrel trigger on day 12, and the Crinone
(progesterone) gel days 2-14DPO. At my day 12 US, I had *FOUR* mature follicles, so there is def
an increased chance of twins or even higher level multiples...ack! FYI my CM was creamy and/or
EW throughout the entire 2ww, but I was taking the vaginal gel so didn't really count it as
a symptom.

Anyway, here are my symptoms:

2DPO--Vivid dreams at night, really tired, increased appetite. I felt like I was always hungry,
wondered if it is side effect of all the meds I'm on this month...mild loose stool, feeling happy
and hopeful.

3-4DPO--Vivid dreams continued, broke out in acne on my chin, got SUUUPER bloated on day 4,
so much so that I had to unbutton my pants at work(!), mild passing cramps. Major gas, itchy dry
eyes and stuffy nose.

5-7DPO: vivid dreams, itchy eyes, bloating continue, a little less gas, passing "pinch-like" pains,
still tired and suddenly constipated (VERY unusual for me), developed a weird sore throat, dry
mouth, felt thirsty a lot

8DPO: Still bloated, constipated, some quick "waves" of nausea, but biggest symptom was that I
had an epic crying tantrum/meltdown on my wife and literally felt like I could not stop crying like
a toddler, even when we were laughing about it I had tears streaming down my face. It lasted like a
hour. SO not normal for me.

9DPO: thirst continues, some periods of light-headedness and "waves" of nausea, was borderline
retarded at the grocery store, including wandering aisles forgetting what I was looking for,
dropping things, bought a bunch of stuff I never normally buy, forgot things. It was the first
moment my wife thought for sure we are pregnant. My breasts also seemed swollen and tender.

10DPO: Holy breasts, batman--I can barely fit in my bra! Breasts are increasingly tender
throughout the day. I also started smelling everything intensely--was marching around the house
trying to identify smells my wife couldn't smell, made her take out the garbage even though there
was almost nothing in it. Biggest weirdo thing of the day was that I was driving home around 10
pm and suddenly had the most desperate, insane craving of my life: for a juicy burger, which is
something I almost never eat! I drove way out of my way to the only place open and ate the thing
so fast that I almost choked and then felt sick.

11DPO: breasts still swollen and tender, spacey, intense sense of smell, and dropping things all
day long. I have super vivid dreams during a nap.

12DPO: Swollen breasts, forgetful, intense sense of smell, thirsty, and all night long last PM I was
kept awake by a weird ache/tightness all the way across my abdomen, like nothing I've even felt
before. Could NOT sleep. This afternoon I went to my fertility acupuncturist (who I've been seeing
for about 6 weeks) and told her my symptoms, and she felt pretty good about my chances. Had a
nice long session with her, then drove home and was hit with another ridiculous burger craving!
Saliva was literally pooling in my mouth...I went and got a big juicy burger (ate it more slowly this
time ;) and came home and told DW that I thought we should test. She agreed, and we got a BFP!
The line was fairly dark and appeared quickly. We took a second about an hour later, which was a
little fainter but still BFP!

WHAT WE DID DIFFERENT:

Mainly, we took meds. I had completed fertility testing and everything looked great, but our RE still
recommended their "CEP" protocol (Clomid, Estrodial,Progesterone) because of how long we waited
and our budget. I have always been 28-29 day cycles, O monthly on CD13 or 14, like clockwork,
but they just wanted to "up the ante." I guess it helped!

The other main addition was the acupuncture, in which I am a big believer. I had been to
acupuncture many times in the past for other health issues/injuries with spectacular results, so it
was a natural addition when the RE recommended it.

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!!"

 

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