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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 with Clomid/IUI - 38 yrs old

I have been TTC for 2 1/2 yrs. Started Clomid and IUI in 2004

I had IUI 03-08-2006.

The 2WW was so long for me. I felt though that things were going to be good this time around. Other than the fact that I prayed all the time, I knew that God was in it and this was my 3rd IUI. I just felt ready and positive. I had sore bb's from 10dpiui and it just got worse.
11dpiu - I felt like I was counting every minute.Had slight cramps and bb's still hurting
12dpiui - I told myself I had to relax and wait it out.Of course, I did not. Got BFN
13dpiui - I finally could not wait anymore and decided to test. Got a very faint line and I said nothing to my husband as I wanted to be sure.
14dpiui - I finally decided to test again and immediately called my doctor. First thing I told him was that my boobs are major sore and I feel this is it.
I am now 17dpiui and yes it's still hurting but I am too excited to let sore bb's get me down.
I have an ultrasound scheduled for April 5.
Thank you for the positive info and I want to wish everybody well and hope that they all stay positive and pray and ask God for that little miracle to happen.
Blesings and baby dust to all.
From a very excited 38yr old!

BFP with Clomid/HCG Trigger/IUI

I finally am willing to make the big announcement - I'm pregnant! Yesterday would have been my 23 month anniversary of ttc. I got my beta numbers from yesterday back at 275! Can you tell I'm excited?

There are a couple of things everyone always wants to know when someone announces a pregnancy: What did you differently and What were/are your symptoms?

What we did differently

Everything!
-We did a Clomid/Repronex cycle
-hCG shot
-IUI (#2 - our first IUI was w/ just Clomid)
-added yams to my diet
-added avocado to DH's diet
-completely stopped eating sugar
-drank decaf green tea instead of the full-caff white tea for CM
-used pre-seed (we've done this for several months)
-did NOT use Instead cups (we'd done that for about nine months)
-HSG was done on April 13, so still w/in the 3 mos of increased fertility post HSG
-BDed a LOT. Even when we were sure we were past O date, we continued to BD
-used fertility monitor instead of OPKs

Symptoms

Honestly, I've had so many terrible s/e from Clomid, I can't tell you which symptoms I had/have were Clomid or Repronex related and which weren't, but here's a list:

-very thirsty
-bloated
-frequent urination
-very bad AF type cramps
-lower back pain
-oily skin
-pimples on my shoulders and bumps on my upper arms (never had this happen before)
-smell of coffee, which I love, makes me sick
-smell of chocolate, which I love, makes me sick
-craving salty foods (I hate salty foods normally)

BFP Symptoms - Clomid/IUI

I just received a BFP through my first IUI + Clomid and was monitored very carefully by my doctor. I had ultrasounds and bloodwork 3X per week to monitor for OHSS and to count the number of follicles to avoid insemination with too many eggs (reduced chance of high-order multiples).

My early pg symptoms:
1 - 6 dpiui - nothing
7 dpiui - constipation, this continues
8 dpiui - nothing, tested BFN
9 dpiui - felt a funny cramp in my right side, almost a 'poking' feeling but kind of painful. Had the same poking feeling again later the same day.
10 dpiui - sore bb's (I don't ususally get this before AF)
11 dpiui - more sore bb's, AF cramps, was convinced AF was starting, woke up 2X in the night to pee
12 dpiui - tested with FMU, definite BFP on FRER HPT. Beta in 2 days

BFP with IUI/Poor Sperm Morphology

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 yrs now. Found out 1 yr ago that my husband has extremely poor sperm morphology. He underwent correction for a varicocele, but sperm never improved even 11 mos after surgery. RE recommended we go ahead with IUI procedures. First procedure failed and DH's sperm morphology was 0% at that time. RE recommended we go ahead and consider in vitro and skip any more IUIs. We told her that in vitro was not going to be an option for us ethically. We insisted on continuing with IUI. We had second IUI done and his sperm morphology had improved to 2%. Not much of an improvement but it was huge for us! RE likes it to be at least 4% for successful procedures.

Was surprised to notice the following symptoms post IUI:
DPIUI = 2 : felt sharp pains in lower abdomen that I didn't feel after the first IUI
DPIUI = 3-14: felt absolutely nothing. none of my normal post-ovulation breast soreness, no moodiness, no nothing. However, I did get a random cold on day 12 that I didn't think much of until a friend said that a cold can often be an early pg symptom.
DPIUI = 15: was just beginning to feel hopeful I might be pg when I noticed some ever-so-slight spotting of brownish mucous. I was sure I was getting my period. It never came. Slept very poorly this night and had constant "pulling" sensation or slight camping in my lower abdomen. Also was developing tender breasts.
DPIUI = 16: more ever-so-slight spotting. No period. My friend convinced me to take a pregnancy test. BFP right in the middle of the afternoon!!! Current symptoms include developing breast tenderness, feeling warmer than normal (I'm usually always cold!), more pulling/aching sensation in uterus. Otherwise, I'm on cloud 9!

Let me say that if I and my husband can get pg after 2 1/2 yrs of trying and a fairly significant male factor fertility problem, YOU CAN TOO! I'm so thrilled to share my story and hope it gives you all faith it can happen for you.

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