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BFP with Clomid

Good old Clomid. Many is the BFP story that references Clomid at least somewhere along the way. And here you'll find a whole mess of them in one place. If you're taking Clomid and looking for some inspiration, look no further. This page is for you.

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BFP afer 6 months trying for #2

I hope this is not too long but I know when I read these I like to hear as many details as possible.
My wife and I have a beautiful 2-year-old son. We have been trying for #2 for 6 cycles.
TTC is stressful for most women but add in donor sperm and PCOS and it is quite a process. After having my son my cycles seemed to regulate. I spent 3 months charting my temps and taking opks. Before we started ttc everything looked great so we decided to try unmedicated. Unfortunately as soon as we started ttc my cycles got wonky again. We decided to try Clomid again on the 3rd cycle. This was our 4th Clomid cycle using at home insemination. I saw a fertility specialist and we were planning to move on to iui and trigger shot in May.

What I did different this month
I had an HSG cd 9
My donor got a Sperm analysis and I saw an RE. I think having a plan and knowing that everything was ok helped me relax.
Acupuncture during my fertile week and during the tww.
100mg Clomid days 3-8 Dr added a day for an extra boost
i had been on 2000mg Myo-Insitol for 3 months for my PCOS but this cycle I added Ovaboost which contains another 2000mg of Myo
Selenium twice daily after O
Sesame oil pills (from accupuncturist)
Bacteria Chord (from accupuncturist)
Rasberry leaf tea before O
Bromelain pills (pineapple core) 1-6 dpo
In my last cycle I noticed that I had no ewcm thanks to the Clomid. So I started taking evening primrose. I think this made a huge difference.

CD 16- backache, ov pain ans sore boobs negative opk but peak on CBFM ewcm, evening insemination
CD 17 - backache, ov pain and sore boobs watery cm, morning and evening insemination
1-6 DPO - Temp rise usual Clomid/Post O symptoms - backache, indigestion, cramps, vivid dreams
7 DPO- sore bbs, backache
8 DPO - really mild cramping sore bbs , nasal congestion,
9 DPO - Day 21 bloodwork comes back at 28 (yay) bad lower back pain, constant cramping, sore bbs
10 DPO - small temp dip, cramps in the evening, constipation, gassy, sore bbs, left side pain, vivid dreams, congestion
11 DPO - temp spike I start to suspect this could be the month but I promised i wouldn't test until at least 12DPO. It is Easter so we go to a lovely brunch with some friends I start to feel a little dizzy and nauseous, bloody nose when I blow and my eczema flares up.
12 DPO I wake up at 2am to pee and decide to test. I don't see anything on FRER after a minute or so I toss it down and go back to bed feeling deflated. When I wake up again I look at the test and notice a very faint line. I take another one and the line is definitely there. More cramps, dizziness and sore bbs

This pregnancy is very different than my first.I am exhausted and have been cramping and dizzy on and off. I am 5 weeks 1 day and feeling cautiously optimistic my first beta at 13dpo was pretty low, but it has doubled consistently. I can't wait to see the heartbeat then I will be able to relax and celebrate.

BFP at 13 DPO with mild PCOS

Well first starters, I give all the thanks to God for my BFP. I have always loved reading these stories and comparing my symptoms throughout the months of TTC. I knew if I ever got my BFP I would come back and share. The TTC experience was not a friendly one. All of my best friends got pregnant by accident. The rest conceived on first try. Facebook pregnancy announcements were hard to read even though I was happy for them. I only knew a couple of ladies that shared my same experience. It was gut wrenching not being able to achieve the one thing I wanted so bad. I never lost faith in God's plan for my husband and I and God is what kept me strong through it all. I understand the pain and heartache of a BFN month after month. I understand what it's like not being able to figure out why it was just not happening. Although this is repetitive from previous posts, please don't lose your hope. There is a plan for you in God's timing. My husband and I TTC baby #1 for a total of 6 months but I was diagnosed with mild PCOS in March. I had irregular periods that made my cycles very short 19-20 days long. As a result, we TTC a total of 10 cycles. Every one of them as exhausting as the last. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid because she discovered I was not ovulating on my own. AF come on March 13, and lasted for 5 days. I started Clomid cycle days 3-7. I went in to the doctor on cycle day 21 and got my progesterone checked. It was 37.2! That's right, I made it to cycle day 21 and today I am cycle day 28 :) my ovulation happened between March 24-April 2nd. Based on the darkness of my line I am going to say it was Saturday the 28th of March. We baby danced every 2-3 days after my period to cover our basis. March 13, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, and 31st. We used Preseed and I layed in the bed after BD for a couple of minutes.

Now to get to the fun part: the symptoms.

1-6 dpo- nothing
7-8 dpo- began to notice sore nipples, creamy CM, took a test both days BFN
9 dpo- cramps occasionally, sore nipples, gassy, very faint line on FRER (I mean it was a squinter!) creamy CM
10 dpo- all of 9 DPO except now there were breast tenderness and frequent urination, I starting getting emotional because my hubby didn't want to use the plate I put his corn on for dinner, lol, negative on clear blue digital, gassy, creamy CM
11 dpo- crampy like menstruation but constant soreness occasional twinges "tugging", sore nipples/breasts, frequent urination, gassy, creamy CM, angry at hubby for talking too loud, thirsty, slightly queazy at times not a lot to think about though, darker line on FRER but still negative on clear blue digital, slight food aversion to the thought of a peanut butter sandwich (and I love them usually). I now FEEL "different."
12 dpo- nipples and breasts still store, soreness and cramping in my stomach sometimes pulling, feel like im getting stomach virus, very slight nausea, creamy CM frequent urination, I cried when I found out 7 of UK's basketball players were putting their names in the NBA draft (but I mean who didn't? Haha) around 4pm I was all of a sudden STARVING and needed to eat immediately, line getting darker on FRER, but didn't take a digital out of fear of a BFN
13 DPO- same exact symptoms of 12 DPO. Took FRER with first morning urine at 7 AM and undeniable BFP! Waiting to look at the results of the digital with hubby at lunch time today.

I am still in shock and can't believe it. First round of Clomid was a success and I couldn't be more thankful. My EDD is December 18th! I am praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Baby dust to everyone. I hope these symptoms help you ladies especially if you are a POAS addict like myself lol.

Using progestone and clomid.. BFP on 12 DPO

After 1.5 years trying to conceive and miscarrying 10 months ago... I am excited to announce I am pregnant!

I wanted to share my symptoms with you in case you can relate:
Using 100 mg clomid this cycle due to long cycles and using progesterone as well:
1-6 DPO:CM was watery, experienced light bloating, nausea and fatigue
7 DPO: CM still watery and feeling extra tired
8 DPO: CM creamy and sticky, bloating, fatigue, nausea
9 DPO: CM watery, feel no symptoms (so convinced myself that we must have had an unsuccessful cycle), though insomnia at night
10 DPO: CM watery, feel no symptoms throughout the day, though insomnia at night.
11 DPO: fatigue, nipple soreness, took pregnancy test and very faint positive results on two tests (early response)
12 DPO: fatigue, exhaustion, nipple soreness, took digital pregnancy test and came up positive! Also confirmed with blood test.

Everything has felt slightly different than my normal PMS symptoms: my boobs are sore in a different way, I am much more tired, and CM is slightly more watery.

I wish you all the best of luck!

BFB Day 12 after IUI

My wife and I just did our 9th IUI (1-3 negative, 4 & 5 positive but resulted in early MC, 6-8 negative, and #9 another BFP!)

This was our first cycle with clomid and I produced two follicles (so probably 2 eggs released) and yes I am slightly terrified there are two in there!

Anyway triggered day 14, IUI day 16, started progesterone day 19.

1-2 DPO: bloated and uterine pressure (this happened with my second pregnancy, and not the other 7 tries so I was hopeful!)

3-6 DPO: no symptoms

7 DPO-now: sore breasts, this always happens but usually stops at day 10, so when they stayed sore day 11 and 12 I was hopeful!

9 DPO-now: very bloated and lots of uterine pressure, it's constant. Also low grade fever. since day 10, around 100.2 but I feel fine!

12 DPO: tested with a FRER in AM (not FMU though). Very dark BFP (so I knew it was NOt the trigger) this was 15 days past trigger and you can see the photo attached, nothing faint about it!

It's a long hard process but stick with it and trust your body. I'm nervous after two losses but I'm also hopeful and feeling grateful to be PG again. Baby dust to all!

Melody

Finally ...in just under 2 years of trying!

Finally received our BFP!! After many months broken down into two weeks intervals I can finally be the one sharing our news!
Never did I think I'd see the diagnosis of "infertility" on my chart having text book 28 day cycles since starting my period almost 15 years ago.
After a year and a half of not even as much as a faint line (mind you I stopped taking 'early' tests after about 3 cycles because for whatever reason it was more disheartening to me to see a BFN than AF...b/c even seening the BFN I'd talk myself into believing "maybe it was still just too early") I finally admitted to myself something was up. Lab work last September all came back great. HSG in December showed one side def. cleared, questionable on the right - but as the OB said, you only need one to get the job done. Not that I hoped we'd find something wrong, but at least maybe that would have meant something could have been fixed.

SO while this news was great, I still didn't feel much better...
So we started one Letrozole 2.5mg in January. Cycles 1 and 2 were a bust, but definitely felt more clear signs of ovulation and right on time. This month, didn't feel any different. Was sure AF was coming. I normally start cramping 2-3 days before AF. This month was no different The day before she was due I was cramping heavily thinking she was even coming early....went to the bathroom and had some dark brown spotting... I NEVER spot before AF and AF never starts out brown, and usually starts out full flow. Day of expected AF. Nothing, no cramping. 1 day after expected AF: no cramping, no spotting...I'm. never. late. Tested on WONDFO that night. Positive.

I know I read all the time, never give up home and it's not over until AF shows. I know I'd symptom spot, just as I'm sure many of you do. An honestly, no month was the same after ov. Sometimes my nipples would be sore after ov. Sometimes not. Sometimes I'd have lots of EWCM. Sometime barely any. Sometimes lots of CM after OV. Sometimes nothing. Sometimes I'd cramp intermittently from ov to af. Sometimes nothing. I never temped (as I work insane hours and I get up multiple times throughout the night to pee anyway. And for me personally, I just felt like it was something else to obsess over). I did use OPKS for the past 6 months when I decided to give it the good ol' college try to before investing lots of time and money into potential testing and treatments because I wanted to go in with what I felt like was factual information about my cycles and my body.

I never get sore boobs at any point I my cycle and am just now at 5 weeks starting to get anything different than usual. The only difference this month was the brown spotting the day before AF which I never have and still some intermittent cramping. Since the day I've found out I've had headaches to varying degrees all day everyday. That is free to stop at anytime ;) Drawing quant HCGs next week.. praying for good news...and praying for all of you to receive the same soon!! Best of luck to all of you!

BFP after 1st IUI

I read so many of these stories and they really helped me feel calm about the 2WW. I thought I would share mine in case it helps anyone else. I began TTC 15 months ago. I have one daughter that was conceived naturally after about six months of trying. For our second we did not anticipate problems and I was really resistant to fertility treatments. My husband's semen analysis came back normal except for high viscosity, low volume, and high agglutination. We naively thought we could just get the IUI done without any other interventions, but were very firmly told that the RE only did IUI with a protocol of bloodwork, an HSG, ultrasounds, clomid, and possibly a trigger shot of Hcg. We were both frustrated but felt like we did not have a choice. In the end, the whole lot of testing and the IUI came to around $2000, and so the thought of it not working was really frightening. I am so excited to report that it worked! I am now 14 days post-IUI with confirmed pregnancy by serum Hcg beta count. Here is my day by day report:

Cycle day 2: ultrasound showed 11 follicles, estrogen normal
Cycle day 3-7: clomid 50mg, no symptoms whatsoever
Cycle day 7: HSG normal
Cycle day 10/11: tested OPK with clearblue (-)
Cycle day 12: OPK -, ultrasound showed 3 dominant follicles ranging from 11mm to 14.5mm
Cycle day 13/14: OPK -
Cycle day 15: OPK -, trigger shot 8pm
Cycle day 16: no symptoms
Cycle day 17: partner sample at 8:30am, some twinges in ovaries but nothing big, IUI at 11:30am, bloating/fullness the rest of the day
1 day post-IUI: lots of bloating and fullness, a few light cramps but no spotting, lots of stretchy CM
2-3 days post-IUI: more bloating and fullness, a few twinges
4-7 days post-IUI: absolutely nothing! normally at this point in my cycle I have breast swelling and fullness
8-9 days post-IUI: some light cramping but no other symptoms, worried that I had no breast changes
10 days post-IUI: BFN using FRER at first urine, BFN using clearblue digital 3 hours later, BFP using FRER (very faint) and clearblue digital (1-2 weeks) 3 hours later! Slight pelvic cramping and a some tingling in breasts. Frequently hungry.
11 days post-IUI: BFP using FRER at first urine (very faint), tingling in breasts, some light cramps but no spotting, light CM. Very tired with afternoon nap.
12 days post-IUI: BFP by serum Hcg (38), breast swelling in afternoon and light cramps, very tired
13 days post-IUI: more cramping, no spotting, breasts slightly tender but nothing like my first pregnancy
14 days post-IUI: BFP by serum Hcg (doubled). YAY!

Final cycle of Clomid BFP

My husband and I were TTC since Jan '13. I got pregnant a couple of months later before having a miscarriage at 7 weeks. Continued on our journey and was finally booked in for a fertility specialist when I got pregnant again only to miscarry the day after my cancelled appointment. I was less than five weeks.

I eventually got diagnosed with PCOS after chasing up a new specialist when I moved towns. I was put on metformin 1500mg daily and 50mg clomid days 2-6. I ovulated every cycle.

On the last cycle, of 6, I gave up. I was researching IVF and put money aside. I was completely defeated and exhausted. I booked my an appointment with my Dr to get the IVF ball rolling. I had all my AF supplies packed for my trip away but I havent needed them... I got my BFP and am now 5w2d due 15 Nov 15. Fingers crossed this is finally my turn!

11 Months TTC- BFP First Round Clomid!!!

Back story: I just turned 27 and my husband is 29. Stopped taking BC last April. Irregular periods or absence of periods while on BC. Period came back within weeks of stopping BC. Regular 27 day cycles from then on. Tried and tried for 11 months. Used several fertility tracking apps and tracked CM religiously. Every month resulted in a negative result. When my easy going husband started worrying that something was wrong I decided to visit my OBGYN. My Doctor gave us three options: HSG testing, sperm testing or Clomid and in whichever order we felt comfortable doing it in. My husband and I decided to try Clomid. I had suspicions about ovulation because of the issues I had while on BC but ignored those thoughts for the last 11 months!

I started 50mg Clomid on CD 3 and took my last Clomid pill on CD 7.

Because of what I had read about Clomid pro-longing cycles and making ovulation sooner or later than what it normally is, we decided to use a digital ovulation prediction kit.
High fertility on CD 12-13 and peak fertility CD 14-15. This is normally when I would ovulate on my own so I was skeptical as to if the Clomid really did anything... ????

Baby danced all 4 days of high and peak fertility. No big change in CM from taking Clomid like some reports say.

1 DPO - Nothing to report
2 DPO - Terrible bloating and indigestion
3-6 DPO - Bloating and gas
7 DPO - Start of sore nipples and sharp pain in uterus that woke me up in the middle of the night
*I read that Clomid could cause sore nipples so I tried to ignore this as a prego symptom!
8-14 DPO - Sore and sensitive nipples that started to also get huge! CM was very unlike what my CM was like before getting a period. Not a ton of creamy CM, more so clear and wet. One thing I did not get this cycle was yellow creamy CM like I normally do. A constant feeling of movement down in uterus area. Tightness around my belly button. Very calm cramping, not like period cramping. My stomach was constantly growling and hungry! Like I would think to myself, how can I be hungry again???? Indigestion. Bloating. Gas. Very slight nausea. Getting full fast. Hot flashes (crazy hot flashes everything of day!) Insomnia, fall asleep and then wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back to sleep.

Above all other symptoms........ I knew I was pregnant. I felt it deep down inside my heart. I knew this cycle was our cycle. I never experienced this feeling with any other cycle. I was still cautiously optimistic though.... Terrified of seeing another negative test and of having to try another round of Clomid.

Yesterday at 13 DPO I decided to take a ClearBlue Digital early pregnancy test because I needed to know!!! **** Finally! Our big fat POSITIVE!!!! *******
It is still a holy shit type of feeling!! My husband and I both can't believe that our first round of Clomid worked!!!!

My Advice: Believe!!!!!!! And stay positive!!!!! My husband and I played a role in getting pregnant but the big man upstairs played the biggest role. I believe this is a blessing. If it wasn't for our faith, I would have been so heart broken several cycles ago that I would have given up. Also, remember that every woman and every woman's body is different! Try not to read too much into things.... I learned the hard way on several cycles! If you are on the fence with Clomid.... Give it a good try! You never know!!!

Thank you everyone and Two Week Wait for your BFP stories!!! They helped greatly over the past 11 months!!

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Iui #2 BFP!!!

After having unexplained infertility for 18 months, we finally got our BFP tonight! I'm 3 days late, so I decided to test. No symptoms besides vivid dreams, nausea, and mild mood swings. We did iui #2 with 100 mg of clomid for an extra boost. Just pray. I honestly didnt know if this would happen for me! (Btw, that top test was my opk)

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BFPx3 , Is this real ??

So I was put on femara cycle days 6-10. I went in for follicle monitoring on cycle day 14, the doctor determined I had 1 very large follicle and I would ovulate the next day (based off transvaginal ultrasound). She had me take a 250mg shot of Ovidrel. And scheduled IUI for the next day. On the way home (2hrs away) she called and said my bloodwork came back and my LH was 103, and that my surge was happening right then. Therefore, she canceled the IUI and encouraged us to BD (timed intercourse). Anywho, I started testing the Ovidrel the same day with cheapies to see when it left my system. The test was positive for a few days and then negative for a few more. I decided to test yesterday afternoon (9dpo) with a FRER and got a faint but very visible second line . I tested this morning (10dpo) and again got the same thing , I tested again when I got home and the same thing. Is it possible that I am indeed pregnant or could it still be the Ovidrel ????

Symptoms so far :

0-3dpo - Nothing

4dpo- couldn't finish a bag of popcorn because my tummy was upset.

5dpo- Gas

6-8dpo- Nothing

9dpo- BFP , ate wayyy more food then usual.

10dpo- BFPx2 , ate wayyy more food then usual and was still starving afterwards.

***Also, I've noticed myself burping a lot lately and I never burp. I've had some "weird" pinching and short sharp pains in my uterus. Found a streak of blood in my panties. Ovaries have continued to hurt since Oday.

If I am pregnant this would be my first baby.

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