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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 w/ IUI and frozen donor swimmers!

This is my second pregnancy with IUI and donor. The first was with clomid days 1-5, worked the first try and we have a 3 yo from that conception. It took 3 attempts this round, but finally got my BFP! I was on femera 7.5 mg days 1-5, had two 20mm folicles, trigger shot, and IUI 36 hrs later.

DPO 1-5  nothing
DPO 6 light cramps in AM
DPO 7-8 crampy, nausea, light headed, fatigue
DPO 9 FAINT BFP. Trigger??? Pulling sensation at sides of uterus, nausea
DPO 10 another faint BFP! Thinking this might be it! Went in for Beta. Came back 10. Don't know what to think with such a low number. Retest in 2 days.
DPO 11 crampy, nausea, backache
DPO 12 Beta 36! Progesterone 30.8! Less crampy but still there, boobs getting sore, more creamy discharge, nausea, fatigue

IUI successful on first try

Hi there!

We dealt with male infertility after cancer and used DH's frozen sperm from several years ago.

After months of blood and genetics tests, we finally got the long-awaited "first squirt." We didn't use drugs and I was so stressed about not knowing how to read an OPK that I thought the first try would be a trial run.

Except, IT WORKED!

1 DPO: Sticky CM & cramps

2 DPO: Creamy CM & horny

3 DPO: Creamy CM & cramps

4 DPO: Creamy CM & cramps

5 DPO: Creamy CM & cramps (twingy cramps, lasted all night, abdomen felt tight). VERY stressful day at work. I talk to my tummy, rubbing it, saying, "Don't worry little bean. You do what you have to do. Mommy will take care of the job stress." It was the first time in my life I've ever felt like a mother, or realized what is more important.

6 DPO: Creamy CM & cramps & dizziness (stood up too fast, went right back down) (twingy cramps won't quit. I know something is up, I know my body really well.)

7 DPO: Creamy CM, gassy, skin broke out - little patch of pimples on bottom left cheek of my face

8 DPO: First BFP on FRER - EVER so faint line - but definitely there. Excitement builds. (If it weren't for this site, I would've thought the faint line meant nothing.) Forced myself not to retest. Felt really tired that day. Also, got the implantation dip on my temp chart, but it was only a slight dip.

9 DPO: Slightly darker line on the BFP. Sticky CM. Temp spikes.

10 DPO: Darker line. Definitely positive. Schedule blood test and they don't want to see me until 17 DPO! Elevated temp continues.

10-17 DPO: Have to pee every hour. Hungrier. Boobs sore began on 13 DPO and really intensified at 16 DPO. Also, at 15 DPO, my boobs were noticeably bigger! (DH is delighted.) Felt nauseated once on 15 DPO.

Today, at 17 DPO, I got my confirmation from the blood test. HCG level is 1,700 and some change.

I love the well wishes and inspirational messages of this site. Baby dust to all of you and don't beat yourself up about the stress. There will always be stress, and after conception, there's something new to stress about in miscarriage and after the baby is born, there is SIDS.

So just know that your body can do it and miracles are possible.

I'm still so surprised and pray that this little soul sticks with me for the rest of my life.

One final tip:

How to survive the Two Week Wait:

Read this site
Force yourself to exercise and TAKE CARE OF YOU (yoga, aerobics, whatever!)
Have DH or SigOther rub your tummy and encourage the bean
Go for a walk
Write down your feelings.

BPI after 1st IUI w/ Clomid

Hi Everyone! I've been reading posts on this website since December 2010. I'm 36 and DH is 37. We conceived DS 5 years ago doing self-insemination "turkey baster method" (due to DH's ejaculatory dysfunction) on the first try. After trying for more than 6 months to conceive again, we decided to consult a fertility specialist. He decided to start us on clomid 50 mg day 7-11 (supposed to be day 5 but went there later) and IUI with HCG trigger the day before. It worked the 1st try! I didn't have many symptoms except for increased body temp. (warm feeling) from 8dpiui till now. Also had an intense orgasm (tmi) and uterine cramping with hypersensitivity of genital area afterwards around 11-12 dpiui. Since I did the HCG trigger shot, I started POAS 6dpuiu to see when trigger will disappear. It didn't completely disappear but became really light around 9-10 dpiui then got darker afterwards. Had blood test today 15dpiui and it's a confirmed BFP with beta of 200+. DH also has low semen volume (1-2 cc) in addition to ED so IUI really helped. Also my cycle varies form 30-40 day cycle so the MD said Clomid helped to narrow that range, plus trigger shot made sure that I ovulate in time for IUI.

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 !!!