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BFP at 40 After 2 Years of Trying :-)

After 2 long years and many a disappointment we finally got our BFP last week. We just cannot believe how lucky we are and hope that everything goes smoothly from here on. We were at the stage where we got a referral from our GP for possible IVF treatment but glad we conceived naturally. Never give up hope girlies :-) 5 weeks 2 days and all looking good apart from very bad bloating so no hiding the fact we're going to have a little miracle in May, 2014.
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2+yrs TTC#1, Almost 40, DH 41, No AMH, Second Medicated IUI

We have been trying for over 2 ½ years and just got a BFP on a second medicated IUI with no AMH, overweight, and three months before turning 40! I was 37 when we started trying. A little over a year later with no BFP, we started fertility testing with just the regular gyne. All my labs – FSH, progesterone, etc came back normal. My HSG was normal. My husband had pretty good results, but also had a varicocele so we thought that was it, so he went ahead with the repair surgery. Three months later, still no BFP, they redid his S/A and it was excellent, so that’s when we moved on to a fertility specialist. The only test my gyne didn’t perform was AMH. Mine wasn’t only low, it was nonexistent – less than 0.16. We were crushed. The doctor said being my age with beyond-low AMH, I could try everything under the sun (which I did - herbs, supplements, relaxation, acupuncture, medical intervention, etc etc) and it would still only give me a 5 or 10% chance each month at most. He agreed to let us try a medicated IUI – because if I didn’t respond to that, there would be no point in trying an IVF because I wouldn’t produce enough follicles. We used Follistim 225 and HCG trigger shot – produced 4 or 5 follicles but no BFP. Had to take a month off to let two cysts heal. Tried again, same dosage – only produced 1 or 2 follicles this time – devastated. We decided we were done. Went in for the blood test two weeks later, expecting this to be the end, and my HCG was 87 (well above 25!) - BFP. That night I went out and bought an HPT just so I could see a happy pee stick for once. Three days later, they repeated the test – they wanted it over 200 and it was 474 – definitely, definitely pregnant. I think my doctor was shocked as he told me “miracles never cease”. The next week I went in for them to confirm the gestational sac – all is looking good, knock on wood. If the next appointment is still good, they will release me back to my regular gyne. I am now at 6 weeks. I only had 2 symptoms during the TWW. Immensely sore breasts, but I had that with the first IUI with a negative, so I ignored it. Also, had several episodes of feeling intensely warm (I’m usually on the cold side) but again, just never believed it was going to happen, so I ignored that too. I don’t know what the future of this pregnancy holds, I can tell my doctor is holding his breath a little, but I feel very very blessed right now with this miracle and I am enjoying every single uncomfortable symptom I’m feeling.

BFP at 41, Second IUI and Low AMH & High FSH

Hi my story is still a work in progress 8/31/2013. I received confirmation from the doctor this morning BFP however I am really scared to get excited. The nurse said my hgc levels are lower than they like to see. Can mean one of two thing simply a late implant or or sadly not viable. I go back in two days (9/2/2013) to test again. I was prescribed chlomid 100 for day 3-7 but I misread the start of my period because on day 2 of the chloride my real period showed up. I was too scared to tell the dr. In case they were going to tell me I was out this month so I just rolled with it and showed up for my day 9 u/s which was actually only day 7. I came clean right before the u/s and the dr said they can still work with early, if I had erred on the late side nothing they could do. I had three follicles Two on the left at 10 & 12.5 and one on the right at 10.5. I was told to come back on the true day 9. (side bar if I had just called and told them what happened they prolly would have just told me to come in on the real day 9 and I could of saved myself $450 for the u/s and blood work). I went back on the real day 9 and only had two follicles on the left a 19 (and a 10.5 but they said that was probably not viable) and on the right an 18. They gave me the trigger at 8am and iui was scheduled for the next day at 11am. Cd 9: trigger 8am Cd 10: iui at 11am My doctor said to start counting from the day of iui and to count that day as day 1 1 dp iui: day of iui 2 dp iui: nothing 3 dp iui: woke up at 3am to shooting pains on both overies kind of like little shocks. They didn't last long and I went back to sleep 4-5 dp iui: nothing 6 dp iui: some intermittent pangs on my left side kind of felt like ovulation but of course it was too late for that. 7-8 dp iui: nothing 9 dp iui: felt like menstrual cramps thought for sure my period was coming. 10 dp iui: period-like cramps continued 11-14 dp iui: boobs a little sore but only if I really pushed on them so didn't put too much stock in that. Possibly felt a little nautilus but I can't be sure I was stress eating junk food so it just could have been that. 15 dp iui: took a hpt test and had the slightest of faint lines but it was so faint I kind of didn't believe it. 16 dp iui: doctor confirmed POSITIVE but that my hog was low and need to test again in two days

BFP on 3rd IUI After HSG and Few Symptoms :)

I can hardly believe it and I am still in shock. I was not planning to test b/c it turns me into a complete wreck. It is 14dpo and CD 29 as I O'ed on day 15 this month. I am a single mom by choice and used donor sperm and only had 10 million swimmers. I also had 2 follicles. I just recently turned 40 as well. It is always hard to tell what are pregnancy symptoms and what are the symptoms of the Entrace (estrogen) and Crinone (progesterone) supports that I am on. I also recently had an HSG and doc says that lots of times women get pregnant right after that. My symptoms were almost nil this month. I swear I was out except I had mildly sore boobs at 7dpo for a few days. I gagged when I smelled my prenatals a few times (fish oil). I had really bad "mentral cramps" on CD 28 and thought for sure I was out. Felt JUST like AF was coming and my boobs were only mildly sore so it is EXACTLY how AF feels when she is coming to town. Then today in CD 29 I felt a tugging feeling in my uterus. Not much to report so....if you have no signs don't fret. My first pregnancy I had few signs except really, really sore boobs and cramping. Sorry I cannot remember the exact days of my symptoms. I just went back to school as a teacher and I had no time for acupuncture, yoga or any of my usual relaxation techniques that one would use to get pregnant. I was crazy busy getting back to work and uber stressed. I guess it worked in my favor. Woot, woot!!!! Got my BFP on a dollar store test!!

MY BFP STORY AN INTERESTING JOURNEY

So I am 37 in 2 weeks, my husband is 39. We have a little girl Ella and she is 5yrs, she was conceived with no problems at all. This time around I also thought it would be easy and quick. 1,2,3,4,5,6 months and nothing, all my friends either preg or with babies. I was so despite for a baby. Due to my age I was told I needed to seek a specialist after 6mths of trying. I had been using ovulation test, temping and I was an addict with testing for ovulation and HPT a real shocka, always being disappointed. On Monday I took my referral letter and tests that I had done to the specialist and now I just had to wait my turn for an apt: a lot of money and a wait list. My husband had his semen checked I had just started getting all my tests done. That night I got my BFP this was 2 days ago at 11DPO, it was negative in the morning and + at night. The only symptoms I had was a gurgling lower tummy which always happened 2 days before my AF anyway. My AF was due that day and felt like for sure it was coming I even saw one pin size dot of blood. I had + ovulation tests from days 17-22 blazing, I thought I ovulated around day 17 as I felt O twinges we had sex days 8,12,14,16,17,19,20 I was so sure I was out this month and was so surprised. I was always on the forums and seeking all these BFP and was getting so depressed and down. I was not uptight but I always trying to calculate the best timing so when people tell you to just relax, go ahead and slap them. lol Do what ever makes you comfortable. I just got a call prior to writing my story with my blood results. I AM HAVING ANOTHER BUBBA YIPEEEE.

BFP @ 41, Trying For #2 After 1.5 yr, 1 Ectopic & 1 Miscarriage

We have a lovely soon to be 4 year old who was conceived Jan 2009, a few months after first time pregnancy that turned out to be ectopic. Then had another ectopic pregnancy April 2011. Started to try again Jan 2012 and finally got BFB March 2013, over a year later, but then miscarried a few weeks later. Doctor told me at my age, I could try naturally for another 3-4 months, then I needed to call her for an appt to talk bout IVF. DH meanwhile left for an overseas trip. We BD the day he left, and it was 3-4 days before I ovulated, and thought, I am out again this month, there is no way I will conceive with him gone, and time is ticking, so set up an appointment for to IVF clinic set for tomorrow. Here are my dpi symptoms: Day 1-6: A lot of CM, and breaking out on face and chest! Day 7: Emotional, more CM, Day 8: Insomnia. Cannot get to sleep until 2 am, then so tired in the morning Day 9: Temperature dip a whole degree!, insomnia continues, hungry Day 10: Insomnia, hungry, nipples a bit sore. This is when I first suspected Day 11: Insomnia, same sore nipples, hungry and tired Day 12: Insomnia, sore nipples, hungry and tired. Tested BFN Day 13: Insomnia, sore nipples, hungry and tired. Tested faint positive! Husband returns tomorrow and will test again! After 3 losses, BD only 3-3 days pre-ovulation, turning 42 in 3 months. Can't believe it. Looking back, I think what may have helped was that I took Robutssin (google it) to keep my CM thin (longer sperm survival) an that I had sort of given up o ever naturally conceiving again and was focusing on preparing myself to go the IVF route.

Many Months of Trying... Surprise BFP!!

I am happy to be sharing my story after so many months of reading other happy stories looking for some hope! I have to first say that we were not trying at all, in fact we had stopped several months ago due to lack of success for 2 years. I had figured since I am 40 that I was done. My mother went in to early menopause and I hear the daughters usually follow. I have 3 boys now and each of those pregnancies happened on the 1st or 2nd try so after years of trying and reading what to do with no success we stopped. I had been temping to make sure I knew when I ovulated so we would be safe just in case, although mistakes never turned into anything. Last month I must have ovulated early because when I took my temp on CD 12 and it was already over 98. I didn't think anything of it. I kept temping and noting a few symptoms like a sore throat out of nowhere and being crampy a day or 2. I continued to temp and after 22 days of temps over 98 I felt something had to be going on. I did notice also that my boobs got a bit heavier so I said hmm could I be pregnant? I bought a test after being 2 days late and took it at 130pm and it was positive instantly. I was very surprised, yet very excited. I have been very nervous and emotional these last days. I am hoping for a girl, but just want it be healthy. Since I stopped trying several months ago we didn't anything different at all. In looking back at the days we had sex, it was once in the am and once in the pm. In each instance, I got up right away. Nothing special at all. I do recall in the months that I did try I had almost every symptom imaginable, and now I have very few. Each person is different in how they conceive and how it affects their body. Each pregnancy is different within the same person, I know mine were. I guess sometimes it just happens when it is meant to be. I have been out of work for almost a year and started a wonderful new job a few weeks ago, my older son is going to college next week and now I am blessed to be adding to my family. I am so thrilled and wish all of you much love and success. Here is to a happy and healthy 9 months!
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46.5 Years Old and Just Discovered I am Pregnant

Hi ladies! I just found out two days ago that I am pregnant with my third child. This is the biggest surprise ever for me in that it occurred naturally. My daughters are 23 and 16, plus I have twin grandchildren who will be seven in September. I am so shocked and scared to death. My boyfriend is 50 and has two daughters, 26 and 16. He is not too happy in that we were looking at traveling and spending time together as almost empty nesters. I am also concerned about my age and having a healthy baby. However, I just want you ladies to know it can happen at any time, especially if you think you are too old. God Bless you all, and I wish you all success at conceiving and happy, healthy babies.

BFP at 40 After Removal of Left Ovary and Tube

It's just over 3 and a half years ago that I discovered that I had fallen pregnant (not planned). DH and I were numb for several weeks but grew to like the idea of having a third. Visited OB/GYN at 8 weeks and had a scan. No heartbeat detected - we were devastated. Another scan at 9 weeks confirmed no heartbeat so booked into day surgery for D&C. I woke up in a private room in a ward all confused and in pain, OB/GYN had ruptured my uterus during the procedure and had to repair with a LAP so D&C was not carried out. Sent home to MC naturally and after another 2 weeks MC'd and ended up being admitted to hospital again (trip in an ambulance). Follow up with OB/GYN a couple of weeks later revealed a large ovarian cyst (size of an orange) had grown on my left ovary. To top it all off, due to all of the exams and internal scans over those weeks I developed an intolerance/allergy to latex. Took months to figure this out as I was on antibiotics after the rupture and then had a nasty chest infection followed by ear infections that wouldn't go away so I kept on thinking that it was thrush due to the antibiotics! I was put on BC to try and reduce the size of the cyst over 6 months but it didn't work so back to hospital to have the cyst removed. After everything that happened I wasn't keen to have a third! 9 months ago, 2 days before I turned 40 and a day before I flew out of the country for my planned 40 bday celebration in Thailand, DH asked for another! Totally unexpected! I always wanted 3 but was very happy with the two beautiful boys that we have and had thought we were past it as boys are 10 & 9 (15 months apart). Told DH I wanted a check up with GP before committing to trying. Blood work revealed all ok with me and the GP gave us the thumbs up to start trying immediately and he tried to tell me when to start TTC (like I didn't already know)! After 5 months TTC, due to our age and my cycle going haywire since we started trying we booked into see a fertility specialist in late Feb as I knew it would take a bit of time to investigate everything and we weren't spring chickens! The day before our appointment I had the most horrific nausea and pain. Standing seemed to make it worse and somehow I knew something wasn't right and after hours of vomitting drove to my dr. She was at a loss but suspected divaticulitis (family history) and since I was seeing GYN the next day she suggested I talk to him and start on antibiotics just in case. I wasn't able to stand for more than 5 min the next morning and cancelled GYN appt as I was too ill. The next day I couldn't stand the pain any more so went to the hospital where they scanned me and found an ovarian torsion on my left ovary. Rushed appt with GYN had me booked in for surgery a couple of days later. Left ovary, cyst and tube had to be removed due to lack of blood supply from torsion. GYN thought that torsion probably occurred in Sept/Oct last year when we first started TTC as that is when my cycle became irregular. I had more bloodwork done and had to book DH in for tests but things got busy and we didn't get around to getting my results or booking him in for tests before we headed off on a family holiday overseas at the beginning of July. Periods were due while we were away. BBS had been killing me for over a week but didn't think too much of it. Period didn't arrive on day 28 so told DH 50/50 chance in the morning and 60/40 that night. Next day still hadn't arrived, BBS were really painful and heavy. Told DH the % was now 70/30! After an exhausting day at Universal Studios riding roller coasters I decided to do a HPT back at the hotel - BFP!!! Came out from the bathroom and whispered to DH that % was now 99/1! DH will be 40 when due and I will be 41! Dr has now confirmed pregnancy at booked into OB/GYN in Aug.
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Finally BFP

Hello everyone, here's my story; Me: 40 perfect with No problems, fsh: 7 DH: 49 MFI, severe morphology problems, count not that bad. Ivf#1 14 follies, 14 eggs, 12 fetilized, 2 embies 3dt BFN, No frosties Ivf#2 14 follies, 16 eggs, 14 fertilized, 2 of 5 day blasts transferred. BFP! BHCG 267. Termination at 20 weeks due to chromosomal abnormality which happens 1/50000 ! Devastated. Ivf#3 11 follies, 6 mature :( 5 fertilized. 2 embies transferred at day 4. BFN :( No frosties. Ivf#4 11 follies, 11 mature, 11 fertilized ( excellent quality eggs with dhea, coq10, vitD) 2 blasts transferred at day 5 . BFN . 4 blasts frozen :) HSG No problems. FET #1 all embies survived thaw, 2 blasts transferred. BFP with FMU at 6dp5dt, bHCG number at 9dp5dt is 323 yayyy. Next beta is in 2 days. Symptoms: I am an experienced ivf er here, so I know most of the symptoms are because of ER, stimulation and progesterone. I had far more symptoms in my BFN cycles. Only difference were; severe headache, burning sensation at inguinal area, cold symptoms. I had occasional cramps. Good luck to everyone out there, you're in my prayers and never loose hope...
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