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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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Pregnant after 2nd IUI

I am shocked and overjoyed!! I had my 2nd IUI on October 22, 2011. Here are my symptoms.
1 dpIU- cramping, I suppose from the IUI procedure
2 DP IUI- still cramping
3 DP IUI- more mild cramping like AF
4 DP IUI- mild cramping and tired. No sore boobs, but they are huge. Armpits hurt.
5 DP IUI- Extremely tired and sleepy. Boobs still huge, still Not sore.
6 DP IUI- continued tired and very gassy and bloated. In fact, I have been gassy since day one. The gas also smells bad. Thirsty and uncomfortable. A lot of twinges and poking in the uterus.
7 DP IUI- extremely gaseous and bloated. Felt like something weird was happening in my Uterus. Thought it was implantation.
8 - 13 DP IUI No cramping at all which is weird for me because my AF cramps start a week before my period. Still gassy, bloated, twinges, and Huge, but no sore boobs.
14 DP IUI- brown spotting. I thought i was out. I started crying. Believed my period started. It started on day my period was to start.
15 DP IUI- still brown spotting. Just waiting for AF.
16 DP IUI= Brown spotting continues
17 DP IUI- went to see doctor regarding other options since I believed I had my AF. Nurse in the office took a blood test just to check my levels. Later on during the day, Nurse called me and told me I was pregnant. I had totally given up. I still cannot believe it!!! Never give up until that test tells you are negative. Good luck to you all.

bfp after iui

We have been ttc for 6 years, 4 years seriously and then 1 1/2 years with fertility treatment. I had 10 rounds of clomid all bfn and 1st iui in September 2011 - bfn.
During my iuis i had menopur injections, folicle scans, trigger shot and progesterone suppositories. I decided to ignore any signs or symptoms i got as after so long watching every sign or feeling i was quite stressed. This iui though was quite different. I decided to eat pineapple everyday from cd1 until iui as i read it increases your womb lining and it did! from an average of between 7 and 8 to over 10! We had iui early on cd 12 with only one mature follicle of 20 and a smaller one of 13mm. Hubbys SA showed average - as the nurse said - shes seen better, shes seen worse . . . IUI itself was v v v painful and my cervix was high and tilted. I bled for a day afterwards. I have had constipation since iui and been rather tired falling asleep on the sofa early evening.
As i take progesterone i was ignoring my extremely tender breasts but on reflection they are much worse than with the first iui!
On 10 dpiui i had bright, pale pink streaks in my cm and though af was on the way but then nothing. I was confused as i thought progesterone stopped any bleeding but it was definately there!
On 12dpiui i had a wierd metal taste in my mouth and mouth ulcers, also felt like a cold was coming on. i also got a v v v faint positive but ignored it as i thought i was halucinating as usual.
on 13dpiui a stong positive with fmu within a minute!! Shock!!!
On 14dpiui 2 strong positives immediately!! still shock!!
15dpiui a digi said those lovely words pregnant 1-2
im still in shock!!
I'm now 17dpiui with frequent trips to the loo, v hungry for garlic, tired and a headache that feels like the worst hangover with a thirst to match!!
baby dust to everyone - please send sticky vibes my way

BFP with 1st IUI

When reading the symptoms of the other posts, I just knew I was pregnant. My husband and I have tried on our own for about 6 months, 2 months with Clomid alone, and just this last month Clomid, Bravelle (one shot), and HCG. Our diagnosis has been unexplained fertility - great sperm count for him, both fallopian tubes clear and open, ovulating every month, great FSH levels - just no luck on our own. Ok - now a quick breakdown of our journey: My period started on 8 September, I went into the fertility center to have my first ultrasound, everything looked great. On CD5 (Sept 12) I started 100MG of Clomid and on  CD8 (Sep 15) I took a single dose (50MG) of Bravelle. On 17 Sept, I went back into the fertility center to determine how many quality, mature follicles I had - 3 on the left and 2 on the right. I was given instructions to give myself (or rather my husband gave me the shot) that night. At 9pm, I took the shot which was pretty easy. On 19 Sept, I went back to the center where I underwent the IUI with my husband's sperm. On 24 Sept, I began experiencing cramping for about a week. I also experienced sharp pains in around my uterus, sore breasts and nipples, a cold, high temps (I thought I had the flu), small amount of nausea, and dry patches erupted on my face. I've never been sick nor had facial issues my entire life. I thought it was the prometrium that was giving me the nausea, dry patches on my face, and the cramping. Also, I remember that my lower abdomen was sore to the touch, like someone kicked me in the stomach. I took a clear blue pregnancy test on 22 Sept and it came out negative. I stopped taking the prometrium suppositories and noticed (up until today going into the doctor's office) that my period never started. I assumed that the prometrium delayed my menses, but for a whole week???? The cramping stopped but my sore breasts remained. I went into the doctor's this morning and took a blood test - BFP!!!!! My numbers look great and I'm due to go back again on this Friday to take another blood test to confirm my numbers are going up. I've read over and over again from so many of these testimonies that we should NEVER give up - Pray without ceasining - He is listening! Blessings to all! And thank you so much for being my quiet supporter in these trying times!

BFP after injectables/IUI

Finally after 1 1/2 years of trying and fertility med we finally are pregnant!!  I was on Follistim, trigger shot, and progesterone.

1dpo-6dpo Nothing out of the norm
7-8dpo Very strong cramps that lasted about 5 min in the middle of the night (implantation cramps??)
9 dpo extremely faint line on internet cheapie. Not sure if its still trigger
10dpo line is slightly darker on internet cheapie Bbs sore on the insides and usually they always are sore on the outsides...hmm
11dpo solid line on FRER!!  BFP!!!  Feel great!
I took more tests 12-16dpo and lines kept getting darker!! def not the trigger! Blood test confirmed! :)  I'm currently 6wks along and still don't have a lot of symptoms other than super tired, nausea on and off, and mild cramping!

pregnant after 2 years with endo

 I promised when I got pregnant I would return the favor to all those who gave me hope that posted on here.  I had a hunch I was pregnant thanks to all the tww symptoms.  I hope I can offer hope to those with endometriosis.  I am stage I and was diagnosed with endo over 10 years ago.  We started trying 2 years ago, I am 34 now.  I got my positive pregnancy on our 4th IUI with clomid and HCG trigger.
My symptoms were as follows
DPO 1-6 nothing except feeling more tired while running
Day 7: had implantation dip clear as day on the temp chart.
Day 10:  Boobs began to hurt and stayed that way
Day 11: temp up again, cramping very obvious but much too soon for normal period cramps
Day 12: temp down, more cramping
Day 13: still some more cramping
Day 15: doctor called and confirmed positive blood test

What I did this cycle. Acupuncture, systemic enzymes, evening primrose, green tea, continued to run, a ton of supplements, no gluten, no alcohol, no caffeine except tea.

BFP @ 10 DPO

I have been on the TTC roller coaster for 2 years. I had a miscarriage approximately a year ago and with running every test under the sun there was no known reason why I was unable to get pregnant again. My partner and I changed donors and medication and went for it one more time. I am happy to say that today I am PREGNANT!!!!!  My advice is never give up!!!  Baby dust to ALL!!!!!!

I underwent an IUI w/ Follistim
After the IUI I had had mild cramping for about three days.
1 DPO-  bloated, BB sore, sensitive nipples, tummy upset, mild abdominal cramps
2 DPO-  mild abdominal cramps, BB sore, had a headache in the evening
3 DPO-  tummy upset, BB sore, nipples are no longer sensitive, woke up with headace
4 DPO- headache for most of the day, tummy upset, nausea feeling (but not sure it if was from the headache), gassy
5 DPO- vivid dreams, heart burn (which I never get), lotion like discharge, tired, BB sore (but not as much) , soft stool
6 DPO- lower abdomen feels like AF is coming, soft stool, sense of smell is off
7 DPO- BB are EXTREMELY sore, did not sleep well, soft stool, sense of smell still off, very emotional
8 DPO- BB are the same, vivid dream, lower abdomen still feels like AF is coming, constipated, CM discharge-  tested BFN
9 DPO- constipated, lower back ached, BB still sore, areolas and nipples feel numb/tingly   - tested BFN
10 DPO- Same as 9 DPO however I tested and BFP!!!      FMU/FRER- One with a digital and the other FRER with afternoon urine line test (faint but you could see it)
11 DPO-  tummy upset, BB sore, nipples/areolas still numb- tested still BFP!
12 DPO-  same as day 11 DPO –tested still BFP!
13 DPO- constipated, BB sore, nipples/areolas still numb- tested still BFP!
Went for blood test- 230

BFP on 6th IUI after failed IVF

4 years TTC
low sperm count DH
me Endometriosis corective surgery 2010
IVF 2010 20 eggs  11 fertilized none lived to 3 days
5 cycles IUI w Clomid no fewer than 5 eggs each time Donor insemination BFN
6th IUI cycle this time using injectibles Follistim
6 eggs
BFP  I waited til I was officially 6 days late
1st beta 1235
2nd beta 2347

bad cramping swore AF was coming even wore a tampon
really over the top emotional
crying and bitchy
nothing with my boobs but kinda looked bigger
weird white CM

Just don't give up....really !!!

BFP with Clomid and Double IUIs

Sorry I took so long to reply back w my 2WW symptoms! My baby is 7 months old today, so these symptoms were in 2007.) Thanks again for your wonderful site! I have a good friend who is TTC and I refered her to your site. She's so happy! I'm going to be TTC again, soon, so I'll be on your site soon, as well! Anyway, here's my story:

(March 23rd) CD3-7 - Clomid - 100 mg

CD12 - HCG injection

CD13 - IUI # 1, R ovary cramp, ^cm, nap!

CD14 - IUI # 2, sniffles/runny nose, tired, burst into tears over Hawaii photo (my family is Hawaiian), sharp pains R BB's on side

(April 4th) CD15/IDPO - sharp cramps in lower R abdomen & R leg

2DPO - sharp L back pain, canker sore

5DPO - stuffy/runny nose, itchy throat, all day

6DPO - starving by 11am

7DPO - starving by 11am, back pain, sharp pain in lower R abd, vivid dreams

8DPO - sore nips, starving by 11am, sharp pain in lower L abd, diarrhia

9DPO - slight nausea, stuffy nose, dreams, starving, tingly/itchy nips

10DPO - dreams, tingly nips, twinges on R side abd (lower and upper)

11DPO - dreams, lower back ache, bleeding gums, pulling from side abd to uterus

12DPO - slightly sore BBs/nips, dreams, bleeding gums, period-like cramps (in PM)

13DPO - sore BBs/nips, dreams, slight nausea, very faint BFP on HPT

(April 17th) 14DPO - Blood test - BFP! HCG=130, Progesterone=30

Thanks again!

BFP with first Clomid/IUI cycle

This month was our first IUI/Clomid cycle for male factor (6-7% morphology). We have been ttc our first baby for 12 months. I am 30, dh is 31.

My Clomid experience was very unusual as I felt terrific while taking it on cd 5-9 but horrible for a few days afterwards. I lost several clumps of hair and had very depressing thoughts. I had cramps, especially from my left ovary, from the first day I started Clomid, through the IUI, finally stopping on 4 dpiui.

This cycle was clearly different, as I hardly had any symptoms compared to what I normally get...

cd 5-O = cramps started
cd 13-13 = detect LH surge through OPK
cd 15 = IUI
1-4 dpiui = cramping, esp from the left ovary
5-7 dpiui = very odd and real dreams, very fatigued, somewhat irritable, lots of CM, constipated, dizzy when I turn my head quickly
8dpiui = tons of energy, happy, CM continues
9dpiui = very faint BFP on Equate brand HPT (only reason I tested this early was because I was getting on a plane and needed to know if I could take motion sickness meds)
no energy, irritable, pulling cramps, one very strong vaginal cramp that went down leg, bb's starting to ache - not as much as a usual cycle, dizzy at times
10dpiui = another faint BFP on Equate, went to buy Clearblue Easy brand and still a BFP, lots of CM
11dpiui = darker BFP on Clearblue

We have been using preseed, dh sat on cold packs and took multivitamin, bd every two days throughout cycle

What we did differently this cycle: went completely vegan (found out animal products contain so many hormones that it is bad for us and baby, we have just decided to raise the baby vegan), added IUI and Clomid.


EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS W/PCOS My husband & I have been trying to conceive for about 1 year & have exercised more pointed efforts for about 7 months. This BFP was both a surprise & a blessing! Thank you Lord! We went to see an RE for the first time b/c 3 cycles of clomid failed. We wanted to switch to femara & escalate our efforts to make it happen this time. She told me I have a mild case of PCOS w/a very light resistance to insulin. So she put me on metformin & said I'd need to diet (low carb, low sugar), exercise (abt 3 x a week) & take the meds – all 3, not 1 or 2 – if I wanted to get pg. I also met w/a dietician that my RE recommended to help ensure I adopted a proper pcos compatible diet. I'm not one for exercising so that was a huge adjustment. The dietician helped me understand it by explaining that not only does exercise help w/weight loss, but it also aids the medication's effectiveness. I committed to the tri-fold plan & here is my story. Hopefully someone will be blessed by them as much as I have been blessed by reading others. 1 day before ovulation - took hcg novarel shot today, which i believe means i ovulate in 12-48 hours.