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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 on IUI #1

DH and I have been together over 10 years now; married in 2014. I wanted to wait to have a baby until we bought a home (not thinking it would take long to get pregnant). Went off birth control pills in September 2016 since I was on them over 10 years, I figured I wanted to give my body a good 6 months or so to be off of them before getting pregnant (plus we planned on buying a home in the spring). So we weren't trying, in fact I "thought" I was appropriately tracking my cycles to not BD during my fertile window because we had a big trip to Mexico in January 2017 with friends. In April, we officially started trying. After two months of nothing I decided to buy OPKs, and realized I was completely off in timing my fertile window. So June 2017 was the first month we finally timed intercourse correctly. Fast forward to March 2018, still no BFP, after trying everything under the sun (preseed, all sorts of vitamins, the stork, softcups, mucinex, legs in the air/laying for 30 mins after BD, etc. etc.) and saw my OBGYN. Had cycle day 3 bloodwork done, all came back normal except slightly elevated testosterone, so I freak out that I have PCOS, and my OBGYN convinces me I don't even though I have super irregular cycles, she said I'm ovulating every cycle so its most likely not PCOS but wants to have an ultrasound and HSG done on me. OBGYN also puts in request for DH to have an SA done. DH's SA comes back with 54 million at 32% motility. Urologist asked for a repeat which came back worse at only 18 million with 60% motility. They run bloodwork on DH and determine he has low testosterone levels and prescribe 25mg of clomid to take Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My ultrasound and HSG come back completely normal. OBGYN finally prescribes me 50mg clomid cd3-7 in June, which greatly helped regulate my cycles. DH and I both took our clomid for 3 months, DH had bloodwork 30 days after starting clomid and his testosterone levels more than doubled! Also put DH on fertilaid and countboost and COQ10. After 3 months of no BFP, I decided it was time to go to the RE (kept putting it off because our health insurance doesn't cover reproductive medicine and we were already drowning in medical bills). RE told me based on all my tests and cycle tracking that she believes I do have PCOS (which is what I thought all along). RE suggests IUI (which is what I figured/ wanted to try). First IUI cycle I continued to take 50mg clomid cd3-7 (she said she would have done letrozole but because I had been doing good on the clomid already she wanted to keep me on it for at least the first go around). I went in for an ultrasound cd14, and only had 1 follicle around 15mm, so they decided not to trigger, and told me to come back in 3-4 days if my OPK did not turn positive. The very next day cd15 my OPK was positive, so they set the IUI for the following day cd16 at 11:30AM (I tried to get a later time because according to an article I read 'in the northern hemisphere 90% of women ovulate between 4PM-7PM July-February'... and it was September). DH's sample improved slightly (was still on his clomid and vitamin regiment) to 27 million with 67% motility but only 20% progressive motility- Postwash ended up being 13.8 million with 52% motility and 43% progressive motility (~6million progressive). They told me the sample was fine but I wasn't convinced especially since I knew I only had 1 follicle. The IUI procedure itself was pretty fast, RE had to switch out the catheter and use a more firm one she said but it didn't bother me at all. I laid on the table 15 minutes after the procedure and went home to rest (decided to take the whole day off since I didn't know what to expect for first IUI). I barely had any symptoms during my tww, just the typical PMS symptoms I always have, semi tender boobs but barely, backache, and cramps. I thought for sure my period was coming. I told my husband 9dpiui I felt my period was coming however I did have a significant backache this day but it went away about 2 days later and thats when my typical af cramps started. The only big difference in the tww was I didn't spot at all. I always start spotting either 10 or 11dpo and usually spot for 2-3 days and get my period after 13dpo. I decided to wait to test because I couldn't handle the disappointment of another BFN. Woke up at 2am on 14dpiui and had to pee, I didn't want to because I wake up about 5:30am for work, so I knew I had to test now if I wanted the strongest urine. POAS and watch the control line pop up and I'm totally disappointed, keep watching and slowly see a faint line appear next. BFP, no way? Take 4 more tests like a crazy person.. all positive. Wake up DH and we are both so happy we can barely go back to sleep. I do another test at 5:30am also BFP! Went in for beta HCG at 57. Take another few hpts the next morning at 15dpiui and they all come back significantly darker! Total real BFP not even a little faint on FRER.

1 year after a loss, pregnant with our Rainbow

Like most who come back here, I’ve been stalking this site for a while! Checking my symptoms with all the others and hoping this would be the month! We suffered a second trimester loss a year ago and have been trying ever since. We’ve had two chemicals where the BFPs disappeared and AF came. But not this time! Finally, this is it! Here’s my story/symptoms I took clomid CD 5-9. Got a positive OPK (advanced) on CD 14 and CD 15. I O’ed somewhere in the night between the two. O day- intense cramping. I’ve had two IUIs (different cycles) and one of them had intense cramping. It was just like that. 1DPO intense cramps continued. I felt like it was on both sides, like I could feel my Fallopian tubes contracting. 2-3DPO nothing 4 DPO creamy CM 5 DPO and 6 DPO more cramping. More like AF coming, but I knew that was too soon. 5-9 DPO CM was wet Breast tenderness began to intensify by 7dpo At 8dpo I got a vvvfp on an OSOM SMU. I was hopeful. 9DPO a faint positive on OSOM and First Response and Internet cheapie. Tests have only gotten darker. 10 and 11 dpo. Trouble sleeping. Sick at my stomach. I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. Hoping this little One grows big in there and stays strong for 9 months!

BFP with Clomid 33y with low motility

This site and board helped me so much during my obsessive waits. Ive been ttc off and on for a couple years, I do have a 5 year old dd. I have several autoimmune disorders so many times i would quit trying due to flares. This go we have been trying 4 months. I was getting discouraged with trying to temp, temps were so low... high 96s pre O and never above 97.5 after O. I assumed I wasn't ovulating and told the Dr., He suggested clomid and due to my age 33 he didn't have a problem with getting a head start before a year of trying naturally. Long story short BFP first round of clomid cd 4-8. I honestly couldn't tell if it was clomid symptoms or pregnancy symptoms.... *Do take clomid at night side effects would have definitely been untolerable if I took during day. The meds made me down right hateful and around time of O i was crampy but as not severe as natural cycles and then it just kind of died down. I didnt have any CM with clomid so I used preseed but only just a little externally it seems to stir up BV for me if I use too much. I did prop up for a few minutes after BD I honestly didnt have my normal symptoms after O i just felt normal no breast tenderness or cramps after about 2dpo. Usually I am not one to test early its so disappointing... but for some reason I had a feeling... I test at 8dpo with IC and it was so faint figured it was shadow or evap so went out and got FR and got a definite positive. And of course within a day I was already feeling nauseus and breast pain> I guess If I had any advice trust your bodies ladies and listen to them. We have lived in them our whole lives and the Dr just uses statistics. I feel confident that i was in fact not ovulating and I would have tried and tried for many more months without intervention if I hadn't spoke up. If your not sustaining a temp rise tell them its not normal. Good luck ladies and GOD BLESS!

2 years of trying, BFP at 18 dpo

I have been searching through this website for the past 2 years trying to find anything to give me hope of having a positive. I finally got it and I wanted to help others that struggled like me. I don’t have anything medically wrong with me but my doctor prescribed me clomid 50 one time I got pregnant that cycle. 4 DPO: I marked that I was feeling very sick and chalked it up to clomid side effect also tender boobs started which is super weird because I usually don’t get it until a week before my period. 5-9 DPO: night nausea. I felt perfectly fine through the day but once the sun went down I felt horrible, my coworkers smelled terrible, I constantly felt like I was going to puke 10 DPO: got a really strong cramp in my left ovary that made me double over, it lasted about 30 seconds, later that evening I felt a pull sensation literally in my vagina and it hurt to walk. 11-17DPO: ANXIETY, oh lord I’m snapping at coworkers, I’m snapping at hubby, I’m snapping at the TV I am so ANGRY and my stomach feels like it’s in knots! Days 14 and 16 and had LOADS of this bright yellow cm in my underwear, no matter how much I wiped there was just an abundance of yellow cm. It went away the next day 18 DPO: I already had a doctors appointment so when they piss tested me it came back dark positive within 10 seconds. I probably could’ve tested way sooner but I wasn’t getting my hopes up.

It CAN happen!!!

am in tears as I write this me and df have been the for about 9 years! Me 27 df 30.... It has really been a long stressful painful journey! I have read through these stories I know a million times!! I just knew one day I would get my bfp and I finally have!! Df didn't believe me when I took the test until he seen me shaking and crying!!! Lol I've always been the person in the family who love kids and babysits everyone kids! I have 4 God kids but they still went home and the end of the night to their mama! I took Clomid 50mg days 3-7 and got a positive test 16 dpo! Girls when I say it will happen IT WILL HAPPEN!!! First round and it worked after almost 9 years.... 9 YEARS I'm having my own baby!!! I hope he or she sticks!!! Baby dust to everyone keep God first and don't stress and worry about the next person having kids it'll happen to you!!!! My symptoms were cramping... CRAMPING like af was on the way... very creamy white cm.... no sore boos... tired... No appetite... and my perood was late and that never happen!! This is my FIRST pregnancy EVER and today is my 27th birthday I'm beyond Happy!!! The beat gift I could have ever received!!

Success on Clomid

I knew that when I finally got my BFP, I just had to share my story. My journey hasn't been as long as it is for some, but it was much longer than I naively thought it would be. I figured my husband and I would have success in the first couple of months. After those first couple of months, I started tracking my bbt. I timed our bd-ing each month and felt I was doing everything right, but with no success. Tracking helped me discover that I had regular cycles but my luteal phase was a little short, and my temps didn't always rise and stay up the way all the "good" charts show. After 8 months of ttc, I visited my OB and was put on 50mg Clomid when my progesterone level came in at 7.4. It helped my luteal phase issues and raised my progesterone to 14.7. I was ovulating before Clomid and with the 50mg, but I had never had ovulation signs or symptoms besides ewcm. I didn't realize that many women know when they ovulate, that they can feel it and whatever. My doctor had me do 3 cycles of 50mg, take one cycle break, and then tried 50mg one more time. With no success, he bumped me up to 100mg. Well the 100mg cycle was different than any other from the start. On 50mg I just had night sweats, no other side effects or signs of fertility. On the 100mg I had night sweats and was very moody for a couple of days. I work at a school, and I felt bad for my students those couple of days. My husband and I bd-ed every other night from CD9 to CD17. I also used Preseed the two times closest to ovulation. I'd normally ovulate by CD17, but this cycle I ovulated on CD18. I can pretty much always see my ovulation on my bbt chart the day after ovulation when my temp rises. I also usually take one OPK and can verify that ovulation is coming up. The difference this cycle was ovulation pain. I actually felt it this cycle for the first time ever. I nearly cried when I realized what I was feeling, because I was so happy. It was this strange kind of dull but kind of sharp pain on my left side. I had been working with some kids at the time it started, and I was like "what is this?" It took me an hour or so to realize what was going on. The next day when my temp rose, I knew I wasn't imagining things. About a week later, my temps were still up (as usual after I ovulate), and I noticed more strange feelings in my abdomen. It was on both sides and sometimes was higher and sometimes lower. I also started seeing scant Brown/pink color on tp when I wiped. I so badly wanted it to be implanation. But I was reading online that Clomid symptoms are often confused with early pregnancy symptoms. It could go either way. My one source of hope was the little bit of color I was seeing on the tp, which shouldn't be related to Clomid. It started on 8DPO, and it continued to 11DPO. I was worried it might be my period coming early, but then it stopped and I was hopeful again. At that point I started thinking about when to test. I decided I'd wait to 13DPO, but then I decided I'd test on 12DPO if my temp rose more. It hadn't when I woke up early (2:30) to use the bathroom, so I knew I should wait. By 6:30am I couldn't wait any longer. I wasn't optimistic as it wasn't the FMU, but I gave it a go. And I got my BFP for the first time ever! Two days later I had blood work that confirmed it. My hcg level was at 384 at 14DPO. I anxiously waited almost another week to get my level re-checked. In that week, I read more posts and articles about hcg levels than should be legal. I was making myself crazy with it. I was really nervous because other than an occasional pulling sensation in my abdomen, I've had no symptoms to speak of. My breasts have never ever felt tender or sore in my life, so maybe pregnancy won't change that. I haven't felt more tired than usual, no nausea, no nothing. It was freaking me out. Well today I talked to the nurse about my blood work, and she told me the doctor is really happy with the way my hcg is rising. She didn't tell me the number, but I am going to be content with that. I want to enjoy my pregnancy, especially as long as I'm feeling good physically. So that's been my journey. It would seem the low progesterone was our only problem in getting pregnant, and the Clomid worked its magic. I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll be able to welcome our first baby into our family come January. Good luck to all those ttc!

Finally!!!! Bfp 2nd round of clomid 50 mg!!!

Hey, I'm 25 (as of two days ago) ....This is my first pregnancy. We actively tried for 8 months Before clomid. I had low hopes bc my period is extremely irregular! So I got blood work done , the culprit was high testosterone which had been preventing me from ovulating ! My doctor scheduled a D&C to clean out all the linings of cycles past bc she wanted me to have "a spring cleaning " before clomid.!! The first round was difficult for me & ovulation was EXTREMELY painful afterwards I had every symptom I could find on the internet and just "knew" I was pregnant! I was crushed when af came . Second round was much easier and laid back and I honestly assumed I had not ovulated bc besides some swelling in my ovaries I never felt the pain i felt the cycle before. My first cycle day 21 prog test was 22.6 the second round it was only 5 & I cried when I got the news bc I knew that meant i didn't ovulate and this month was a bust!!! Few days later I started getting all the usual symptoms of pms except the cramps and bloating would come and go rather than straight into full gear per usual and instead of just my nipples being sore like normal my breast were extremely sore on the sides too . I slept for an entire day as well but I had completely ruled pregnancy out and assumed the weird pms was due to the clomid or either anovulation .My doctor upped my dose to 100 mg and I was going to start my next round without af bc I thought she wasnt going to show due to me allegedly not ovulating that month! When my period was four days late I decided I would take one last test b4 I started the pills bc i got bfn the day of and day after my missed period .......i got a bfp !!!! Then another one the next day bc I couldn't believe it !! God is so good bc i was extremely discouraged and on the brink of just giving up ttc all together for awhile. The only thing I did different this month was use 2g of preseed instead of 1g even though he didn't like it! And i also took mucinex extra strength pill during my fertile window and prayed extremely hard bc at the end of the day regardless of how hard we try and what all we do to get a bfp God has the final say.i genuinely believe he heard my sincere, humble cry and blessed me thanks for reading.......!!!! read psalm 113 when you build a genuine relationship with God he will grant you the desires of your heart !

Finally a bfp after 3 miscarriages in 5 Years

Hi my name is Kay and I’m 34 Years with pcos. I promised myself I will write here once I get my bfp. 3years back Had a ruptured ectopic and lost my left tube. Got pregnant again 6 months later but had a DnC for blighted ovum. Luckily got pregnant 6 months later sadly DnC again for another blighted ovum. Made a conscious decision to lower carbs and sugar, do fertility yoga, drink red raspberry tea, ABC juice ( doc recommended) , Chinese herbs with accpunture and homeopathy, clomid, preseed and lots and lots of prayers. Was basically willing to try anything in the last 3 months we had given ourselves to “try”. In the 2ww I had pineapple core 1-5 dpo, 4 Brazil nuts, chicken essence and red date tea. 2 weeks after my birthday felt like I had a glow on my face that I’ve only seen each time I was pregnant. Took the test and it’s a bfp! Was in shock and a bit scared of another BO. Doc put me on progesterone suppositories, baby aspirin , 5 mg folic acid ( which I was already taking) high dose fish oil and hcg injections twice a week. Had gone in for a scan and just saw a beautiful baby at 6 weeks 3 days with a beating heart. Hope this gives someone else hope the same way I had hope reading all these bfp stories full on happiness and faith. Hope all get their bfp soon and baby dust to all. Ps the symptoms I have sore breast, slight nausea randomly, tmi watery cm , no appitite , bitter taste in mouth, dizzy spells and moving between fatigue and insomnia.

BFP after IUI #4

I’m 32 and my wife and I have been TTC since October 2017. We decided to use a RE right away since donor sperm is expensive!! The RE checked my labs and flushed my tubes making sure everything was ideal before we started the process. The first two IUI we did without hormones because we were deathly afraid of twins or triplets! 3rd and 4th time we used 50mg clomid x 5 days and triggered with an ovidrel shot. In hindsight I should have just started with hormones because we had more ultrasounds and a better idea of what was happening, and when, instead of guessing based on your period tracker. Also helpful hint (just because you track your periods for months doesn’t really help that much unless you are also tracking your ovulation) Symptoms wise: the first two attempts were the worst. My mind played tricks on me and I was aware of every little gas bubble, breast pain and twinge. The 3rd and 4th times I feel I had a healthy detachment “what will be will be attitude” and couldn’t tell the difference between the hormones and actual pregnancy symptoms. Our 4th IUI was the last of this donor, if it didn’t work the RE recommended we switch. We had our IUI on Valentine’s Day (not as romantic as it sounds) My wife was out of town for work so my best friend took me. Directly after my IUI appointment we went for my BFF’s IUD appointment and then had a Bloody Mary to toast my fertility and her new form of birth control. The two weeks were sooooooo slow and long! But once you get the BFP the real anxiety and panic set in! We are 8 weeks now and cautiously optimistic. Had a viability scan at 6 weeks and saw a flutter of a heart. Wishing everyone the best of luck. Don’t give up.

BFP after 18 months

Wow, I never thought I'd be able to share my story here! My husband and I started our journey to conceive in July of 2016-. After a year of failed attempts we saw a fertility specialist that gave us "unexplained infertility" (wtf!). We decided to start with IUI since everything appeared to be working as it should. After a failed IUI in October of 2017 we decided to wait until after the holidays (I was an emotional mess!). We had our 2nd IUI on Feb 1st (Clomid and Ovidrel). Immediately this one seemed different. In October the doctor said my uterus was moving alot and had trouble inserting the Cath, the procedure took longer than expected and just didny feel right. This time around he was in and out before my husband could blink! The day of my IUI I had some pretty heavy cramping. Sex after the IUI wasn't enjoyable as I almost felt bruised, but we pushed through! I tried not to get my hopes up this time around as I know the medications can mimic pregnancy, but I did notice a few things! My breasts were super tender and heavy to the point I was holding them walking down my stairs. About a week or so after my IUI I had a cluster of 3 large zits on my face. I never break out so this was a new symptom. I also had mild twinges and cramping starting about 9 days piui. With that came the exhaustion. I normally don't nap but I coukd barely keep my eyes open mid afternoon. I broke the cardnial rule and tested early. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday's tests were all negative . Doctor said I could test Saturday but I felt pretty down and was almost 100% sure my symptoms were due to the meds. This am I decided to test to be safe and to my suprise it gave a clear pink line immediately. We will call Monday to schedule our BETA. Fingers crossed all stays well!!

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