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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 after vas reversal and iui

SO here it is! My bfp story! WHat! I'm going to be honest and say that I didn't see this happening. I was at my breaking point. I was sick of the meltdowns every month and sick of people looking at me like they are sad for me. I will never forget how hard infertility is. my husband had his reversal feb of 2014. We conceived oct of 2015! It took time to be able to have the money for the surgery. Of course, insurance wont cover anything to do with conceiving but will pay 100% on birth control! Ugh! Ok here is how this cycle went... C3-C7 I took femera and my prenatal vitamin before bed. p.s Femera was great for me! Clomid was bad! I did 5 months of Clomid (3- 50mg and 2-100mg) I lost my mind. It works for people and my body did what it was suppose to but I was losing my mind. Cd 12- Ultrasound of follicles one was 18mm and one was 26mm! I triggered shot that night. cd13- My first iui was done at noon! DH sperm was 8.6 total motile sperm. I believe they said they want it to be b/w 5-10. It didn't hurt at all! Everything went good. I did though ask the tech if there was enough sperm in the cup and embarrassed my poor DH. Geeze, there was nothing I wouldn't do to make this happen while still in the back of my head i had all the doubt in the world. cd 24- = :( :(. I was silly to do this but I told myself that it will be ok (So I thought I did) Took at prego test that afternoon and BPN! I lost my s**t! I have to say that ranked top 3 meltdowns. Cd 27- This day would make me 14 DPO but I didn't take a test. I was over it this month and decided I was going to wait till after the first of the year to even think about trying again after that meltdown I had. Cd 28- I woke up, no period, no symptoms of nothing, and decided to use morning pee bc I didn't do that on that Tuesday. I got in the shower and didn't think nothing else about that test. 20 mins later is when I went and checked it, 2 Lines! BFP! I yelled for my dh to hurry in there. Our faces were in shocked. It was a cheepy test and my expensive test froze up and didn't work. I went and bought another one and another BFP! Now that I am one week away from being in my second trimester I look back at what infertility done to me and how it tore my dh apart to. I wish couples didn't have to go through this. I still look at my bfp test that i have in a picture and think about how much i just needed to see that. People would tell me just stop pushing it so hard and it will happen., I dont believe that still to this day. I feel like God knew when it was going to be our turn but I needed to meet certain people ( fertility clinic) to get us where we are today. Its going to happen for you like it finally has for us! Baby dust!
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2nd Try... Natural IUI

I am so happy and wanted to share my story with others in hopes that it will help boost your confidence and help you stay positive! After 9 months of ttc with no luck, we decided to go to the fertility doctor and take some tests... we learned that my husband has a low sperm count and low motility. I have a low egg reserve. The doctor recommended a natural IUI (3 times before moving to the next option). 1st IUI... post wash my husband had 26 mil sperm. I had every symptom in the book.. loads of cm, weird twitches and cramps, tired, nauseous, everything! But got AF on the day she was due. 2nd IUI... worked for us... and my husband only had 2 mil sperm post wash. They weren't happy with that number at all. Here's what worked for me... I layed there for 15 mins after the IUI with my knees bent... then went home immediately after and kept my feet up for a few hours. I did the pineapple core thing (1 piece a day for 5 days)... took it pretty easy (but I have a 2 year old daughter so it's sometimes hard to). Then during the 2ww, I did a lot of things that would keep me relaxed and my mind off of it all (played games with my hubby, shopped, drank wine when I wanted to, etc). I stayed busy! Before I knew it.. the 2ww was almost over. I didn't track my symptoms day by day... but I hardly had any... 7 and 8dpiui - gassy, bloated 9dpiui - super gassy and weird cramping right below my ribs, bowel movements more often (2-3 a day) 10dpiui - same as above 11dpiui - super bad cramps to where I thought AF was coming... but could've been gas too 12dpiui - No cm (not normal for me.. I normally have a ton the week before AF), super gassy, bloated, waking up in the middle of the night wide awake, peeing 2 to 3 times in the night, woke up shaky and feeling like I had coffee but I didn't, can't stop eating, need a nap in the middle of the day, cramps off and on, BFP I hope this helps somebody! Don't give up and stay positive! It's not a bad thing to get double checked and tested either... baby dust!

2nd try and got a BFP!!

I feel very blessed to be able to share our BFP story. For a few month prior to my first IUI (and still continuing) I was taking prenatal pills, baby aspirin, folic acid and Vitamin D. Then my RE put me on letrozole CD days 3-7. I took one 50IU shot of follistem on CD 7. On CD 12 I had the ultrasound, which showed one 24mm, 17mm, and 15mm follicle. Immediately after the ultrasound I got a 10,000IU HCG trigger shot then 30hrs later had my first IUI. 10dpiui I tested and got a BFN and everyday after all tests continued to be BFNs. Although I was disappointed, I was very much ready for round two. I felt like I was better equipped because I had been reading and researching so much during the 2ww. My second IUI was almost the same except on CD 7 and 9 I took 75IU shot of follistem and had my ultrasound on CD 11. The ultrasound showed two 20mm follicles, and one 17mm follicle. My doctor did the HCG trigger right afterward but knocked it down to 5000IU instead of 10,000 in hopes that I would only release the two bigger eggs. 30 hours later I had the IUI done. So the main difference between the first IUI and the second was the follistem and doing the trigger and IUI one day sooner. At the time I had the IUI, I felt this tugging in my ovaries (like I was about to ovulate very soon). From 1dpiui to 5dpiui I experienced a lot of lower back pain mainly on my right side. I would also feel that pain go down my right leg. No sore boobies 6dpiui the lower back pain wasn't as bad, but I did feel slight twinges in my lower abdomen and when I urinated I saw the tiniest little speck of blood on the toilet paper. No sore boobies 7-9dpiui I tested to ensure the trigger was out of my system. Slight back pain still and no sore boobies. Confirmed trigger shot was gone and test strips were all BFNs. 10dpiui I tested and got a BFP. I was happy but a little skeptical and didn't want to let my self get excited. Back pain and mild cramping began. No sore boobies 11dpiui I tested again and got a BFP and I tested again after that and got another BFP. I continued to have mild cramping and lower back pain. No sore boobies. 13dpiui I had the blood test done and confirmed my pregnancy. My HCG levels are a little high which may indicate more than one...yikes. To everyone who is TTC, I hope and pray your BFP arrives soon. We had previously tried several times on our own with no success and feel very blessed to have found an amazing RE who has been an integral part of making this new journey possible.

2nd try and got a BFP!!

I feel very blessed to be able to share our BFP story. For a few month prior to my first IUI (and still continuing) I was taking prenatal pills, baby aspirin, folic acid and Vitamin D. Then my RE put me on letrozole CD days 3-7. I took one 50IU shot of follistem on CD 7. On CD 12 I had the ultrasound, which showed one 24mm, 17mm, and 15mm follicle. Immediately after the ultrasound I got a 10,000IU HCG trigger shot then 30hrs later had my first IUI. 10dpiui I tested and got a BFN and everyday after all tests continued to be BFNs. Although I was disappointed, I was very much ready for round two. I felt like I was better equipped because I had been reading and researching so much during the 2ww. My second IUI was almost the same except on CD 7 and 9 I took 75IU shot of follistem and had my ultrasound on CD 11. The ultrasound showed two 20mm follicles, and one 17mm follicle. My doctor did the HCG trigger right afterward but knocked it down to 5000IU instead of 10,000 in hopes that I would only release the two bigger eggs. 30 hours later I had the IUI done. So the main difference between the first IUI and the second was the follistem and doing the trigger and IUI one day sooner. At the time I had the IUI, I felt this tugging in my ovaries (like I was about to ovulate very soon). From 1dpiui to 5dpiui I experienced a lot of lower back pain mainly on my right side. I would also feel that pain go down my right leg. No sore boobies 6dpiui the lower back pain wasn't as bad, but I did feel slight twinges in my lower abdomen and when I urinated I saw the tiniest little speck of blood on the toilet paper. No sore boobies 7-9dpiui I tested to ensure the trigger was out of my system. Slight back pain still and no sore boobies. Confirmed trigger shot was gone and test strips were all BFNs. 10dpiui I tested and got a BFP. I was happy but a little skeptical and didn't want to let my self get excited. Back pain and mild cramping began. No sore boobies 11dpiui I tested again and got a BFP and I tested again after that and got another BFP. I continued to have mild cramping and lower back pain. No sore boobies. 13dpiui I had the blood test done and confirmed my pregnancy. My HCG levels are a little high which may indicate more than one...yikes. To everyone who is TTC, I hope and pray your BFP arrives soon. We had previously tried several times on our own with no success and feel very blessed to have found an amazing RE who has been an integral part of making this new journey possible.

BFP Baby#2 and IUI #2

I always said that as soon as I got my BFP, I would post here. Just in case there is even one person out there that could benefit from my story, as i have benefited from all of yours so much. So, here it goes- we have been ttc baby #2 for a year now. It took us 2 years and 2 miscarriages to have DD, but we were able to get pregnant with her with no fertility treatments. Anyway, fast forward to now and she is 18 months and perfect. We knew that we wanted more children and decided to start trying when she was 6 months old due to our age(I'm 32 and DD is 35) and the troubles that we had the first go around. It took us 6 months to get pregnant and I finally got a BFP back in July, only to find that the pregnancy tests kept getting lighter until finally AF arrived. We were devastated to say the least, and immediately got the ball rolling on fertility testing and next steps. Being proactive was the only thing that kept us sane. There were a few things that came back from our testing, the biggest was that I have an overactive thyroid which my RE says could have been causing the miscarriages...he says that my thyroid could have seen the baby implanting as a foreign object to my body and rejecting it. He prescribed me a low dose steroid in case this was the issue. I should also mention that DH has no issues...his count and motility have always been great. After trying for another couple of months naturally, we decided our next step was clomid and IUI. We decided that we would give it 3 months then move on to IVF as a last resort. Our first IUI, we both had so much hope. We truly thought it was going to work. Partly because it was the first time, and partly because our numbers were so great...I had 2 mature follicles, and 2 medium sized ones. Hubby's count post wash was 94 million with 86% motility! We really thought we nailed it, only to get a BFN in November. Now for IUI #2- everything was a mess. I thought that I had ovulated prior to the trigger shot, as I got a very strong positive on an OPK. My follicle check only showed one at 17 and another at 13. My lining was at 5.6 from the clomid and I read that it was next to impossible to have successful implantation with anything under 7-8. My RE assured me that we still had 2 days for the follicles and lining to increase. We nearly cancelled the IUI because I thought that I already ovulated, and I wasn't convinced that my numbers were strong enough. We figured, what the heck..we're already so far along in the process. Let's just do it, so we did. Hubby's counts were strong again, 76 million and 86% motility. Even though my RE told me not to test early, I did of course :) I started testing at 9dpiui and saw a very faint line. I thought it could be the trigger so I tried not to get excited. Then I tested the next day and the next, the lines kept getting darker. The Clearblue digital also came back at "pregnant 1-2". We confirmed with a blood test at 13dpiui and here are my betas- Beta 13dpiui- 118, progesterone at 16 Beta 16dpiui- 800, progesterone at 11.6(RE immediately put me on supplements twice a day) Beta 20dpiui- 2799, progesterone at 20.6 It's still so early, that I won't feel completely comfortable until I hear a heartbeat. We're scheduled for our first ultrasound Thursday. I'll just be trying to calm my nerves until then! I do want to mention a few things that I did differently this cycle- drank pomegranate juice as soon as I heard that my lining dipped(not sure if it helped, but I thought-why not?), prenatal and baby aspirin every day. Hubby and I bd'd on CD8, 10, 14(day after IUI), and 15. I truly believe that I ovulated early and bd'ing on CD8 or 10 is what did it for us. We never do it that early(usually start on day 11 or 2 to give it the best swimmers..lol). I took the advice on my RE and did it on those days and I believe that is why I got my BFP. Lastly, symptoms before my BFP were slim but I did get a sore throat and stuffy nose somewhere around 5-7dpiui. I also remember wiping and seeing a twinge on brown 6dpiui. Must have been implantation bleeding. Also, frequent urination- I notice it mostly at night. Previously, I would get up once during the night but lately it's been 3 times or more. Other than that, not much to report. Ladies, I know that it seems hopeless sometimes, but persistence is what got us here. I love being a mom so much and I would have continued trying for years if I knew I would eventually be staring at 2 pink lines. Don't lose hope, and just know that you aren't alone. Fingers crossed that you all get your BFP's soon :)

BFP??? Do you see it? 9dpiui

Trying to conceive for almost 16 months. I am 9dpiui after my first ever IUI. I had not had a wiff of a BFP all this time (in fact, stopped testing for 6 months because it was causing me extreme depression). For this first time I've had ZERO symptoms. No sore boobs, no tingling nipples, NOTHING. Last night I had some electric/pulling sensations in my lower belly that went on for about an hour. This morning I broke down and POAS. I see something, but need your guys expert opinion! THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL LADIES!!!

BFP after chemical last month

Hello. I'm back. Last month on 10/25/15 I posted my BFP, but it ended in a chemical. This month it's for real! These are my cycle symptoms: CD 1 Started period. CD 2 CD 3 CD 4 CD 5 Started round 2 of meds. 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 6 Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 7 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 8 Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 9 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 10 CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 follicles in left ovary 15mm each. Doc not happy. Menopur shot today. CD 12 CD 13 Menopur shot today. CD 14 Ultrasound, follicle in left ovary 21mm, follicle in right ovary 16mm, uterine lining 10mm CD 15 BD (date night!). Also trigger shot 11pm (convinced I O’d before trigger kicked in) EWCM 1 DPO EWCM 2 DPO IUI #2. 73million post wash. EWCM 3 DPO BD. No EWCM 4 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM 5 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM 6 DPO Watery CM 7 DPO 8 DPO light brown once when I wiped in evening! 9 DPO light brown once when I wiped in morning! Sore nipples at night. Super light BFP on internet cheapie, probably still trigger shot. 10 DPO BFN in the morning. Trigger probably gone. Then super faint BFP at night. 11 DPO Still faint BFP 12 DPO Breasts sore. Didn’t test today. 13 DPO Darker but still light BFP 14 DPO BFP on First Response Digital Gold! 15 DPO 16 DPO BFP confirmed with blood test! I just want to add that I'm CONVINCED I got pregnant on date night, due to the timing of my symptoms.

BFP after chemical last month

Hello. I'm back. Last month on 10/25/15 I posted my BFP, but it ended in a chemical. This month it's for real! These are my cycle symptoms: CD 1 Started period. CD 2 CD 3 CD 4 CD 5 Started round 2 of meds. 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 6 Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 7 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 8 Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 9 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day CD 10 CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 follicles in left ovary 15mm each. Doc not happy. Menopur shot today. CD 12 CD 13 Menopur shot today. CD 14 Ultrasound, follicle in left ovary 21mm, follicle in right ovary 16mm, uterine lining 10mm CD 15 BD (date night!). Also trigger shot 11pm (convinced I O’d before trigger kicked in) EWCM 1 DPO EWCM 2 DPO IUI #2. 73million post wash. EWCM 3 DPO BD. No EWCM 4 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM 5 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM 6 DPO Watery CM 7 DPO 8 DPO light brown once when I wiped in evening! 9 DPO light brown once when I wiped in morning! Sore nipples at night. Super light BFP on internet cheapie, probably still trigger shot. 10 DPO BFN in the morning. Trigger probably gone. Then super faint BFP at night. 11 DPO Still faint BFP 12 DPO Breasts sore. Didn’t test today. 13 DPO Darker but still light BFP 14 DPO BFP on First Response Digital Gold! 15 DPO 16 DPO BFP confirmed with blood test! I just want to add that I'm CONVINCED I got pregnant on date night, due to the timing of my symptoms.

BFP - 2nd IUI - Vasectomy Reversal

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share my BFP story! My husband and I have been TTC for about 2 years now. DH had a vasectomy reversal right after we got married, July 2013. The surgery was a success and 6 months after his surgery we began actively trying. After about a year we decided to seek medical help. In April 2015, we started Clomid. After 2 months with my regular OB I was frustrated and decided to see a specialist in June, 2015. We were set to do IUI in July but I had 9 follicles and they canceled the IUI. August was out because of residual cysts. We had our first IUI in September. DH's sperm count was extremely low, 2 million, (he was taking antibiotics and we were told it shouldn't matter...IT DOES) and I only had two follicles. That IUI resulted in a BFN. Our second IUI was October 19th. I had 5 follicles and his sperm count was better 38 million! TWW SYMPTOMS I tried my hardest not to symptom spot as I normally do. I did not take my temperature daily, I tried not to think about anything! Around 5 DPIUI I felt some light cramping that lasted a couple of hours. 7DPIUI I was eating lunch and had very strong cramping that I had to move around to try to get relief, that never came. Those cramps lasted for about 30 minutes. It was very strong. I felt wetness but never really the familiar feel of AF getting ready to come. My Cervical Mucus was very prominent, very white and thick. That was unusual for me. I also took my temperature a few days in the second part of TWW and noticed it was very high. I started temping daily at 12DPIUI when my temp usually starts dropping if AF comes and it still remained high. I took a test on Sunday (13dpiui) and it was negative. I didn't want to test because I hate POAS and seeing BFN, but DH was going out of town and he wanted to be there. I was discouraged but did not cry as much as I usually do, I had faith because my temps were still high. I did not test the next day exactly two weeks after the procedure, I just figured I would wait for AF. Nothing came! The next morning I said oh forget it, let's get it over with. I looked at the control line and saw it popped up and started crying with joy, then I quickly laughed at myself when I realized I was only looking at the control line. I brushed my teeth and looked again and there was the most precious sight ever a +! Then I cried for real. I was alone and had to call my hubby! It was amazing. I left to go to school and picked up another test on the way and took it in the bathroom in my First Grade classroom. Two pink line immediately showed up. :) I went to the clinic the next day for my Beta it was 147 and two days later it was 496. Yesterday I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks and saw my little baby and heard the heartbeat. I have not felt a single thing yet. Just a bit tired sometimes and my breasts are very sore and getting bigger daily it seems. I am so happy. I am so relieved. I am so thankful. Never give up. God is able to do anything. TTC is a long road, it is hard, it is tough, it is sad, it is lonely but it builds character and strength. When it finally happens it makes it all worth while! I am still praying for a healthy pregnancy throughout but now and forever all the praise and glory is to God for answering my prayer! Good luck and God Bless! Candice - Mother-to-Be :)

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Negative Yesterday, positive today 10/11 dpo!

Hi all, I'm a longtime 2 ww reader, I can't believe it's finally my turn to write my bfp story! We've been trying for 2 years... I can't believe it's positive! This month we did 2.5 mg Letrozole IUI w/Ovidrel trigger. IUI Sunday/Monday 11/8 and 11/9. I thought I would ovulate that monday or tuesday but on Wednesday morning I woke up with really bad pains in my lower abdomen. It felt kind of like when your bladder is way too full. I think that's the day I actually ovulated. I took a few pregnancy tests this week to make sure the Ovidrel trigger was out of my system, and they came back negative. Yesterday (Friday) I took a cheapie wondfo with FMU and it was absolutely negative. I was feeling really bummed out and a bit bitchy yesterday (probably because I thought I was out yet again). I'm a Fertility Nurse and my coworkers knew I was ttc. I voiced how frustrated I was by not having any control over what happens to my body. I was so sick of seeing negatives, I didn't think it would ever happen! I ran out of cheapie pregnancy tests, so this morning (realizing that it would probably be negative), I took an LH test. It came back positive, so out of curiosity I decided to use my golden pregnancy test, the FRER. Within seconds, this is the line that I saw! I called my office and they squeezed me in for a beta. I find out the beta number within a few hours! Fingers crossed! My symptoms: Absolutely none. Breasts tiny bit tender (wayless than my previous cycles with negative results). Little twinges past couple days (probably implantation). Vivid dream last night, (but I had vivid dreams with negative cycles as well). Basal Body Temperature 98.9 for past few days. Good luck all!

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