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DH and I had been trying for 5 years to conceive. We are in our late 20s. He has low everything and I have 1 son from a previous relationship. 3 days after my cycle I did 3 days of clomid 100mg it did nothing for me I then did 3 days of injectables which I got 4 mature follies. On 9/5/16 I did the trigger shot and on 9/7 we did our first IUI his sperm after the wash was 3.1 million the doctor said they don't do iuis with anything lower then 3million. During the TWW I took progesterone which gave me cramps every day and I got sore breast. The doctor said I could take a pregnancy test on 9/21/16. 2 days before I got the worst cramps I had ever experienced I was convinced AF was coming. 9/21/16 came but I chose not to test because of the fact that I was sure I was going to get my period. I woke up with a sore throats and runny nose on 9/22/16 and before taking any medication I bought a cheap dollar store test. I was sure it was going to be negative and to my surprise I got 2 positive lines. Still not convinced I bought a digital test and that also came back positive and that same day my doctor did blood work and they also confirmed it was positive. I wasn't to convinced we would get our BFP with our first IUI especially with his sperm count being so low and the sever cramping I was having but we are proof that anything is possible.

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PCOS, Age 37, 4th round of Femara with Pregnyl injection - 16 dpo BFP!!

Hello everyone. It's 5:00 am and my husband is still asleep, but I had to share this awesome news.
I got married in December, and after a few months of trying naturally, despite absent periods from PCOS, I saw my OB/GYN, who referred me to a local RE. We started with Clomid, which did nothing, then switched to Femara. My doctor originally wanted to stop Femara after 3 rounds but we decided to try another round while I waited to get financial approval for injectible medications ( as our insurance doesn't cover fertility meds.) Amazingly the fourth time was the charm...as I got a bfp yesterday evening and again this morning!!

We did two things different this cycle from the others. First, we BD'd two days prior to the trigger shot, and then every day for four days after the shot, and we also tried Preseed. Since I'm overweight and have all the horrible PCOS symptoms, I thought my CM might be hostile, even though my RE hadn't commented on it. Anyway, I waited to test until my period was due, to avoid what I believed to be the inevitable negative. What an awesome surprise!!

As far as symptoms go, I really didn't have many this cycle. I cramped the day of ovulation, as I normally do after the trigger shot. I had some pulling pains about 3-4 dpo, then just mild cramping on and off until my bfp. Actually, at 15 dpo, when I first tested (so yesterday) I had had medium af like cramps, so I assumed af was on the way. Big surprise. Of course, on 15 dpo is when my nipples started to become sensitive, so I began to let myself hope, just a little bit. But considerin previous months I'd had all kinds of symptoms and always got a bfn, this month was surprisingly free of traditional symptoms.

I want to encourage everyone to not give up. I don't know what will happen next, but I'm excited now, and I want everyone to be encouraged. Don't give up, pray for peace of mind and heart, and don't let yourself get discouraged.

PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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BFP after 7 months ttc using ivi at home!

Hi everyone, I've been stalking this website for months during my ttc journey and now I get to write my own bfp story, I'm so excited! Don't give up hope, it is possible even with obstacles. My husband has problems with delayed ejaculation so we've been using 5ml needle-less sterile syringes to insert his swimmers into my vagina (ivi). I will write our method and then my Symptoms By DPO. Things done different this month: I started taking seven Seas folic acid with b vitamin complex. Prayed almost every day and slept with a small moonstone crystal in my bed (supposed to help with pregnancy), lay down for 45 minutes after ivi. We dtd three days before O, the day before and on the day itself. I got a strong positive at 12 dpo! My first ever bfp!!

OUR METHOD: he ejaculates into a disposable bowl at his own pace. We let the sperm liquefy for about 15 minutes while keeping it warm and dark under the sheets with us. Then we open a fresh syringe and pull the plunger up and down with nothing in it at first (rubber plungers can hurt sperm so use just a plastic one). Then SLOWLY draw the ejaculate up into the syringe and gently tap out any air. I lie down with my hips elevated on a pillow and insert the syringe until it's just below my cervix. Then SLOWLY push down the plunger so it takes about thirty seconds to depress in total. Coat the cervix opening in sperm basically lol. I try to orgasm once the sperm are in and stay lying down.

MY SYMPTOMS BY DPO:
1dpo: watery cm. Nothing else of note.
2dpo: sensitive nipples. Creamy cm.
3dpo: school glue cm. Very cranky!
4dpo: increased sex drive so dtd again. Creamy cm. Gassy.
5dpo: feeling weirdly hot when I'm not doing anything, like hot flashes? Watery cm. Gassy.
6dpo: hungry. Noooo sex drive. Bloated. School glue cm. Worried I'm out this month.
7dpo: bloated. School glue cm.
8dpo: acne break out. One weird dizzy spell. egg white cm! Dtd again in case I ovulated large but turns out I didn't lol.
9dpo: BIG temperature dip and mild cramps. Implantation? Egg white cm. Still bloated.
10dpo: BIG temperature rise to above where it was before dip. Hot flashes. Acne. Suspecting somethings going on.
11dpo: watery cm again. Feeling meh.
12dpo: felt off so did Internet cheapie preg test in morning. Faint positive! Ran out and bought a Frer, much stronger bfp!! Thanked God!
13 dpo: another bfp, stronger line. Yay!!! Told husband at work. He smiled so hard I thought his face would crack.

I'm currently 17dpo and CB digital says 2-3 weeks pregnant. Praying this is a sticky bean! Good luck to everyone ttcing. Stay hopeful xxx

Trying for a year

Hi all, I've been meaning to share my story and really want to do it before i pop which could be anytime now. I'm 39+weeks pregnant.

My husband and I were trying for a baby for a year and were on the verge of going to a fertility specialist when I fell pregnant naturally after 12 months.

I am a Christian and I have been crying out to the Lord Jesus Christ for this child. A Christian prophet actually prophesied last Aug 2015 that I would give birth a year from then. His timing has been spot on.

I would like to strongly encourage all TTC-ers to turn your eyes upon Jesus and seek Him for your joy. I can honestly say the Lord has blessed us with this baby. We did nothing else differently. There are numerous stories in the Bible of how God has blessed barren women. He knows and understands exactly what we are going through - He sees our pain more than anyone else. Please turn to Him.

BFP after Lap, 4th cycle of Femara and 2nd with Prometrium

I wanted to share my BFP story since I always came to this site for hope and reassurance from all the stories here.

This will be our 2nd and we have been trying just under a year. I have endometriosis and had a Lap 4 months before becoming pregnant with my first, and I didn't do any fertility meds and was able to get pregnant naturally.

With this one, I had another lap almost 4 months ago as well this time but stated on Femara the month after having the lap to try to hopefully give my ovulation a boost especially being over 35 now. I did monitoring with the Femara for the 1st 2 cycles but then didn't do any monitoring these past 2 cycles as it was too time consuming. I noticed my luteal phase was getting alot shorter the past few months, down to only 7 days one month so I asked my Dr to start me on progesterone the cycle before I got my BFP to hopefully lengthen it. I took it from 3-4DPO the first cycle and took a test around 14DPO and then stopped taking it and got my period a couple days later.

This cycle I took the progesterone from 4dpo and was busy with family in town and a couple of overnight trips and so I decided not to test and just stop taking the progesterone around 13DPO and let my period come so I didn't have to deal with another negative test. Well period never came and I started to get suspicious around 15-16DPO when my period had not yet come. I decided to wait to test until 18DPO when we got back from a little overnight trip with family. BFP came up right away and super dark!! Made me so glad I waited to test.

I didn't track my DPO symptoms this month because I had symptoms so many other months that turned out to just be PMS and just didnt have time.

I do think we had really great timing this month with BD every other day from about day 10 and BD 2 days before +OPK, day of +OPK and the day after (O day). Other months didn't work out as well so obviously Im sure that helped us get our BFP this month. Also the Femara made me ovulate earlier in my cycle around day 14-15 when normally I ovulate later around 18-20 so that may have helped.

My main symptom and still my #1 symptom currently at 5 weeks is sore boobs. I always usually get sore boobs before AF but they were definitely more sore this time and were more sore on the sides this time. They are now even more sore and all over.
Also have had cramping off and on since around 12-13DPO when I would normally get my period. Very similar to AF cramps with some twinges and sharp pains here and there as well.
Also I have been more hot then usual, several nights sweating alot!
I did also notice alot of CM around 16-17DPO.
One other random thing which I am not sure if is related is I found like 3-4 long hairs on my breasts. I normally get one random one every once in awhile which I pluck but i had at least 3-4 this month which was kind of wierd but I didn't think anything of it at the time but maybe a hormonal thing?

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. God is so good! Good luck and baby dust to all of you!

BFP after missed miscarriage

8 weeks after a heartbreaking D&C we got our BFP. It's such a blessing and God really answered our prayers. Like my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms before my BFP, I tested everyday from 7 dpo, only to get -... until 10dpo showed a faint line that was almost not there. I asked my husband not to call me crazy when I showed it to him for validation and he saw it too!!! I've tested everyday since and the line is getting darker and darker. we are over the moon excited and hope this is our take home baby. A few weird things to note this cycle : 4-5 day straight +OPK from day 14-18, then super dry right away after ovulation, had one day of creamy/sticky cm which resembled what I had a month or two into my first pregnancy. But now i'm about 5 weeks, have no real symptoms except for lower back pain. A bit worried about the lack of symptoms, but not going to worry, will pray for a healthy and happy 9 months! Good luck girls, dreams do come true ;)

BFP for Baby #3!

THINGS I DID:
-Had sex every other day during fertile week, and then two days in a row once I got a positive OPK
-Used Preseed starting with my first OPK
-“Doggy style” position for DTD
-Laid in bed with hips elevated for 30 minutes after DTDs
-Started going to bed about an hour earlier each night (I wasn’t thinking about TTC, but that extra rest may have helped after all)

SYMPTOMS:
1-4 DPO: Nothing noteworthy

5DPO: HUGE dip in my temperature—went just under the coverline on my chart. Several hours later, I felt twinges in the center of my uterus (assuming implantation)

6DPO: Temp soars back up to its highest reading yet. All day I felt light twinges and pin prick pains all over uterus. I felt little faint 1 second pinches on my right ovary off and on all day. Breasts started to feel sensitive and heavy. I usually start feeling pessimistic by now, but I just had a feeling this was it. Also, my anxiety and emotions are going haywire!

7DPO: Temp still very high. Had a dream last night that we found out my youngest wasn’t actually our baby and had to give her back. Crazy and emotional! Still feeling light pinching over my right ovary. I way too much time at work googling my symptoms, especially the pinching ovary thing, and was excited to learn that it was indeed a pregnancy symptom for many.

8DPO: Temp still high. I slept in a while after temping (Saturday morning), and woke up about to burst to pee. I remembered I still had one dollar general test stashed in the cabinet, so I decided to test just for fun since it was obviously too early. I FULLY expected a negative test, but a line popped up immediately! Light, but very clear to the eye without squinting. This is my 4th pregnancy (two daughters and one mc), and I usually can’t get even a faint positive until 11 days past ovulation. Waiting for my husband to get home with an FRER and a handful of dollar tests to confirm, but I know what I’m looking at. Symptoms are continuing and stronger today.

NOTE: Fertility Friend says I ovulated on cycle day 19, but I’m almost positive I actually O’d on the 18th—just very late in the day. I am writing my symptoms based on the FF DPO, but it could have been one day later for each.

Good luck everyone! Prayers for more BFPs and sticky babies for us all! :)

BFP @ 11 DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DH and I have been TTC our first baby for 3 months now. I'm 25 and he is 24. Was convinced I had every symptom in the book during the first month we were TTC, but took a little more realistic approach with this month's symptoms. :)

BD'd two days before O, on O day and two days after O day [confirmed by OPKs and temp].

1 DPO - No notable symptoms.

2 DPO - Felt bursting with pee at 4 in the morning even though I didn’t drink any liquids before or near bedtime the night before. Other than that - no symptoms at all whatsoever.

3 DPO - Mild constipation..could be unrelated? No other notable symptoms.

4 DPO - Mild breast tenderness [normal between O and AF]. Very small amount of clear wet CM.

5 DPO - Bloated. Small amount of wet CM.

6 DPO - Bloated. Breasts hurting SLIGHTLY on sides [again, this is normal]. Bit of a runny nose and headache in the morning...nothing too noteworthy though. Very tired in the afternoon [sometimes normal]. Experiencing some back pain.

7 DPO -Big spike in temperature. Tossed and turned all night/having hot flashes. Woke up with a pounding headache [could be because I didn’t sleep well?]. Tinge of a sore throat. Feeling very fluish w/ very high temp. Weird heart palpitations in the morning which scared me, as I never feel this. Did some research and apparently this can happen in pregnancy?? Experiencing lower back pain and neck pain [odd]. Achy feeling all over. Continuous headache and drowsiness. Overall feeling out of it...just not fully myself.

8 DPO - Temp takes a large drop in the morning. Lowest post O temp yet [but still above coverline!]. Feeling deflated/irritable/depressed. Feel like I'm out for the month. No notable symptoms at all whatsoever. Not even a tingle! Went to gym and biked for an hour.

9 DPO - Big rise in temperature. Slightly nauseous/headache in the morning/runny nose - feeling very fluish again w/ the rise in temp. Tired [napped a couple hours late afternoon]. Sensitive teeth. Full breasts. 4 sharp shooting pains in left boob.

10 DPO - Another rise in temp. Woke up very constipated..second time this week. [very unusual for me - I have bowel movements like clockwork]. Feeling a little queasy but can’t justify as full on symptom. Full breasts. Took a dollar store pregnancy test first thing in the morning and within 10 minutes, I could make out VERY FAINT line. It was BARELY there [had to turn it in the light a certain way to be able to make it out]

11 DPO - Tossed and turned all night. Hot flashes. Vivid dreams [dreamed I was pregnant]. Woke up around 4:00am and temp was very high. Took a first response pregnancy test at 5am and it came back as immediately POSITIVE. Later in the day felt heightened sense of smell and nauseous.

12 DPO - Took digital pregnancy test and it comes back pregnant. Feeling on and off waves of subtle nausea/runny nose/headache and I'm thirsty.

Most prominent out of place symptoms for me were bloating, constipation and on/off flu like symptoms with higher temperatures than normal. All symptoms were SUPER MILD up until I started feeling fluish on DPO 7.

Everyone always talks about sore boobs, cramps/pulls/tugs, creamy/lotiony CM and extreme exhaustion, but I haven't really felt any of these things thus far...so if you don't feel any of these "standard" symptoms, then that's okay.

Things done differently this month:

Used preseed for the first time [used every time we BD'd].
Used OPK for the first time.
Exchanged skim milk for whole milk [drank a glass of whole milk a day].
DH and I joined a gym a couple months ago and we've both been working out regularly since then.
Made DH start taking a multi vitamin about a month ago and I think it helped!!
Drank a lot of grapefruit juice

I wish I could say that I took a relaxed approach and didn't obsess and stress out over every little thing regarding TTC/BDing on time/temperature, etc...but that's not the case. I obsessed the entire time and I'm so happy that despite my craziness, we were still able to conceive. So if you're one of the crazies like me, just know that it can still happen despite the obsessiveness...not saying it's a good thing or the best option lol..but it is still possible to conceive in that state of mind.

We are THRILLED right now but also scared because it still so early [I'm almost 4 weeks]. Praying for a healthy 9 months.

BFP with PCOS/Clomid 2nd attempt

Hi Ladies,
I have been stalking this site since a long time and I decided that when I get a BFP I will write and pass on encouragement and hope to other fellow women going through this trauma..
I m 29 year old and my hubby is 32 years old. We have been trying to conceive for a year. I knew i had PCOS since I was 15 years old. My gynac at that time said "Make sure you try for babies right away because you would have trouble". Fast forward to today. We went to RE after reading good reviews about him. Our first appointment lasted for 2 hours, he explained everything and course of action. We started with clomid 100 for 5 days in May. I fell pregnant in June. However the HCG kept reducing and I had very early miscarriage. I was heart broken and cried for days. Doctor suggested trying clomid again for the next cycle, however my left ovary was very stubborn and the dose didn't help the follicle to grow as required. He then up my dose further. I ovulated little late than last month and unlike last month I didn't had the usual ovulation cramps which made me think this month is wasted as well.
14 days after my positive OPK, I checked tried HPT, i had no hopes and got a BFN. Doctor told me just wait for periods, if it doesnt show up in 3 days try HPT again. After 3 days, tried the HPT, and voila BFP! I could believe my eyes, I woke my husband at 4.45 am to ask him if he could see the line or I m hallucinating.. how can it be possible. Next day did a blood draw and HCG came out to 284! Did followup HCG and it had the right value again.

Frankly speaking we didn't do anything different than last month, had folic acid supplement,metformin and healthy lifestyle. I had my ultrasound last week and saw a bright beating heart.. which brought me to tears!

Today I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and I didnt had any nausea , morning sickness or crazy cramps. In fact I dont feel pregnant at all. I do have food aversions, frequent trip to bathroom, bad acne.

Hoping and praying for a healthy baby and full term.

For all those ladies out there, no matter what happens or what people say.. don't lose hope! Medicine and science has come too far along and maybe you would live the marvel in your lifetime!

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