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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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4 Very light BFPs but positive digital!

I can't believe I'm writing this! My hubby and I have been trying for almost a year, and I decided to go to the doctor. She said I had PCOS and most likely couldn't conceive without clomid. So there we were, first month of clomid days 5-9. I'm on cd 31 (14dpo) and got a very faint bfp at 12dpo. Yesterday (13 dpo) I took two more ic and for two faint bfps again! So with afternoon urine, I tested with a clear blue digital, and it was BFP 1-2weeks!!!!!

I might be overthinking, but I'm concerned that the lines are soooooooo light, as I took another ic today, and it almost looks lighter than yesterday?

Help! I need stories of light bfps to either clear my fears or help me prepare for the worst...
Thanks in advance!

Finally, a BFP, after all these years???

To start this post, I want to say that I have come back here so often, and have seen all of the BFP posts. It's always made me so happy and even more hopeful, after reading all of the stories. TTC is quite a journey, and then you throw infertility into the mix and it gets a little more complicated. I have been TTC for the last 10 plus years. Actually, since my late 20's, which would make it almost 15+ years. I've always wanted to be a mom. I knew that, if I'd be good at anything in this life, it was motherhood.

Knowing that I was unable to conceive on my own, was not the news I wanted. But even then, I was stubborn. I wanted no medical intervention. No meds. No fertility treatments. I wanted to leave it up to God and if it was meant to be, it would.

But then, this past year, at my yearly appt with my gyno, she asked again, if I'd still thought about having kids. I told her I did, but wasn't sure if I'd be willing to go through all the testing, at my age. (38). She wrote me a script for Clomid and I started it in August.

Clomid Round 1: August - Clomid Round 2: Sept - (I skipped October) - Third round in November.
Then, I honestly stopped thinking about it. I didn't focus on it, I didn't write everything down. Just went back to my usual OPK testing.
Got a positive on that, around the 27th ... and that was it. Leading up to this weekend, I had no reason to believe that I might be pregnant. Other than feeling sick on Friday night - ( I attributed it to reflux). So, on Saturday, not even realizing it was the 2 week mark, I took the HPT. I normally would, around the time my period was due, anyway.
It was positive. Wait, what?? Then took another. Oh boy! Went out and bought a ClearBlue test ... ALSO positive!

I can't tell you all of the emotions that I was going through. I do remember, at one point, I was kind of sobbing. This actually happened!
I praise Clomid for the help, but I also do believe that the St. Gerard mass I went to, where I received a special blessing, may have really been the key. I realize not everyone believes in that stuff, or religion at all, but that's just how I feel about things.

I always looked at others' posts that shared the BFP news and they always said "So, don't give up, ladies".. Now i feel like I can say it!

My first appt is January 12th - Of course I'm nervous about the pregnancy and I want it to stick.. I've read stories about Clomid pregnancies but I don't want to be a worry wart either.

This is all still kind of sinking in. We haven't told our families yet. (besides his parents and my sister). We're thinking of announcing it on Christmas morning.

Clomid BFP! going to write everything I wish someone else did while looking at this~

After ttc for over a year we decided to try clomid. With our first baby, he wasn't even planned, he was a surprise, but now with this one!! Took a while. I have like mild PCOS which I mean I'm not technically insulin resistant or overweight. I also have low progesterone!:( when we were trying to figure out what was wrong, got labs drawn at cycle day 21 and my Progesterone came back at a 1.9.. that's very bad! Been taking 100mg of progesterone every night after confirmed ovulation.
My first round of clomid was unsuccessful and I had so many pregnancy symptoms I was sure I was pregnant. but no.
Second round on clomid worked!! took clomid cycle days 3-7.
CD9 : cramping tugging, wetness cm
cd10: headaches, started taking Musinex bc it helps produce natural eggwhite cervical mucus (it worked! normally dry as a bone.) took 2 a day
cd11:none
cd12:no symptoms , musinex still , i took it every day until O and after positive O and then stopped.
cd13:sex , wet, little cramping
cd14:sex, ewcm
cd15: positive O on clearblue predictor test! ewcm. I cramped so bad I had to stop and sit down. tugged and pulled at "V" area and I don't mean vagina. mean those v muscles.
POSTOvulation day 1:cramped in the AM. had sex again to cover bases. then I noticed I had tons of Milky lotiony creamy Cm discharge. (now I've had this before and wasn't preggers but this time there was overload always pouring out when I went to the bathroom)
POd2:started taking progesterone and Baby asprin low dose. just one (helps with implanting dr says) milky cm
pod3: sore lower back
pod4:hungry, milky cm alot and it smelled foul odor like(only one time though and i was clean down there) cramped that evening bad
pod5: after bowel movement i looked down there and had weird lots of discharge that was gross white and looked like sour cream. ew. pinching here and there in lower abd.
pod6:twinges of cramps everwhere, back to milky cm, nipples seem sensitive sensation but boobs not sore. seemed uncomfortable laying on stomach pressure like feel. had sex and it went deep and hurt bad, never does that, felt like husband hit something? bloating, hungry
pod7:bad morning backache, lower abd feels tight, like i need to stretch and its been a while tight , you know?
pod8:mild stretching pain in lower abd, backpain, starting to feel sick and run down,left breast is starting to feel tender
pod9:woke up with lots of wet watery cm, by now milky stuff is gone. when I got out of bed had pulling cramp pain and when I stretched it was worse, horrible backache
pod10: cramps in the morning (bad) backache,sharp pain in the side of left breast.(now note about me, I NEVER have sore or tender boobs, not even during AF. noticed something crazy while checking cervix. Cervix was very high and super soft. last month it was so soft like this time but really low during 10 days post O.
pod11:Sore breasts, slight cramping didn't last long, wet, nauseous when I laid on my stomach in the middle of the night. seems like for the past 3 days I'm noticing smells more but not in a bad way, don't make me quezy?
Areolas in breast seem darker very slight and veins in breasts seem blue blue and very noticeable which is uncommon for me. went in for blood beta draw and got my BFP!!!!!
pod12:boobs really sore, sore stomach pulling and pinching.
pod13 getting tired at night. have not experienced the whole Extreme fatigue yet still. seems I'm kinda drying up down there but when we make love I end up having plenty which is rare for me. still taking my progesterone. Oh and I stopped taking the baby asprin. only took it for about 4 days after I started. oh and when I wake up I'm feeling slightly nauseous , not to much. I'm hungry and seem to be having tiny cravings.
Hope this helped. gave alot of tmi, but hey that's the good stuff right!;) oh and from cd post o starting at 9 I've been having weird vivid dreams and hot flashes every night.

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bfp 11dpo after 2 miscarriages in a year..bfp!

10 months after my 18 week dne..due to baby having triploidy ..with another miscarriage 6 months prior ..I'm so happy but nervous to be posting this !..I am 11dpo got a faint positive this evening .

This cycle we bd. Days 12 13 and 14
I used preseed internally days 13 and 14.. with ovulation on day 14..I really think it's what helped me as I had no EWCM.

1 dpo- nothing
3-5- nothing little more cm
6-7 - more cm. More watery but there - came down with the worst cold!
8- felt like I peed went to bathroom.more cm but not creamy
9- felt pulling in my groin. Left side .
10- more gasey loose bowels though for sure af was coming .
11- I have been sweating all day and my hands shaking..felt nausea after eating figured I would test !..to my surprise showed up right away just faint .

Praying this baby stays.. coincidently I'm due exactly when I was with our angel baby girl . Thoughts and prayers appreciated !!

BFP with Clomid 1st round after TTC 3 years

Clomid really is a miracle drug
After TTC for just short of 3 years and MC at 5 weeks a year and a half ago.

Bit of history - I have had Blood Tests that showed
a slightly high FSH (11) and progesterone test which ranged from a healthy 30 to a low 15, I was starting to lose hope!

Thanks heavens for that low progesterone result as following me receiving this the nurses prescribed me Clomid.

I was convinced it wouldn't work and that I had previously been ovulating... I was adamant that the low progesterone result was because I had tested slightly earlier than the recommended day.

All along I had positive been getting +OPK's on CBFM every month since MC and really believed ovulation was happening.

Following 1st round on days 2-6 on Clomid I received my BFP on CD 29!!!

Interestingly no OPK this month just highs.

If your fertility is being looked into by the NHS, ensure you push for tests to be repeated - if you have only had 1 set of results. If I hadn't done this at my consultants appointment, I am sure I would be well on my way straight to IVF in the new year. Appointment for this to begin was booked for February 2015 following the consultant saying "there is no point in any medication as you are ovulating so it won't work" I pushed him to do a 2nd blood test to be sure! And the results showed a different story.

Fingers crossed for this time!!!

And good luck to you all- I really believed it would not do anything so never lose hope! X

BFP after 16 months, 1st IUI

We tried naturally for 15 months with not a single BFP or late AF. We found at the beginning of the 12th cycle that DH had low count, low motility, and low morphology. I later got tested as well, I have normal, pretty predictable cycles, clear tubes, and normal hormone levels. DH began taking a few other vitamins along with his multivitamin, stopped taking baths, and for all of the 15th cycle started taking Naturally Smart vitamins recommended by our RE.

The 1st week of our 16th cycle of trying, DH got retested, his count improved to 4 times what it was, morphology went up 2% into the normal range, but his motility decreased by 6%. The improvements meant that we qualified for IUI that cycle! I took Clomid 100mg CD3-7 to produce more follicles for better chances at conception, then the morning of CD 13 was given a Pregnyl trigger shot to induce ovulation. I had two good follicles, 21mm & 26mm, ready to go! We had back to back IUIs, on the mornings of CD 14 & 15 (November 18 & 19). They were fairly easy, with only a little minor cramping after.

I was supposed to wait until December 3rd to test, but DH convinced me to test early at 11pm on November 30 (which was 11 & 12 DPIUIs). To my shock, there was a second line on the FRER. Right away I was so happy but fearful that it was still the trigger shot. Over the next few days, I continued to test and see a somewhat faint second line on 3 brands. The lines were not getting much darker, so of course we were paranoid it would be a chemical pregnancy!

Come "test day" December 3, I took a Dollar Tree cheapie, saw a faint line, and a FRER digital and got a "No-" I thought our fears were confirmed! I called the RE office, told them the situation, and scheduled my first beta for the next morning. The morning of the blood draw, I tested on a cheapie again and the line was darker! After the blood draw, I anxiously anticipated the phone call while at work, I even got butterflies on and off! Finally at 3:25pm I got the call! Beta was 134!! I am pregnant! It feels so surreal after trying for so long. We cannot help but be afraid of losing our little nugget, but are remaining hopeful and positive. I have the second beta test tomorrow along with a progesterone test, I hope see great numbers!

My symptoms: Before testing the first time (which was 11 & 12 DPIUIs), I had nothing to even hint at pregnancy. Because the Clomid had changed my normal mucus and other ovulation signs, I decided not to chart this cycle, and stopped temping after the IUIs. After seeing a positive test Sunday, Nov 30, the next night I did notice pretty sore nipples. That only happens at/after O for me, so I was hopeful it was the pregnancy progesterone. Then, starting Wednesday (14 & 15 DPIUIs), I got really gassy and bloated for 3 days, I even woke up that way, so I knew it had to be a sign (my bloat and gas usually go away over night). I also had some lower abdominal tenderness (not sure if it's my growing uterus or bloated intestines). Now, 18 & 19 DPIUIs, I am barely bloated, but my breasts are starting to get tender, and I occasionally have some aches in my uterus area.

Good luck to all of you trying! I know how hard this whole process can be!

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BFP at 11DPO, 3 Months After Miscarriage!

I've been stalking this site since we started trying again in September. I miscarried in August after a 12 week pregnancy, it was horrible =( We've been trying since and I've used EVERYTHING to increase our chances, temping, OPK's, Clomid, Preseed, checking cervix, you name it! I know everyone says "you'll get pregnant when you stop trying" (which I HATE, because you can't not try, especially after a loss!), but I'm proof that the statement is NOT TRUE!

Symptoms:

1DPO: Temp 97.75, watery CM. AF-like cramps, pain on left side (were I O'd from), gas, bloated.

2DPO: Temp 97.9, sticky CM. Right side cramping now?? Craving SALT, soooo hungry!

3DPO: Temp 98.24, lots of super creamy CM. Really bad AF cramps, gas, tired.

4DPO: Temp 98.28, lots of super creamy CM. Light AF cramps, bloated.

5DPO: Temp 97.86 (light temp drop), creamy CM with tiny bit of pink spotting

6DPO: Temp 98.23, creamy CM. gas, bloody nose, pulls & pinching on right side low back pain, aching (IMPLANTATION?)

7DPO: Temp 98.43, dry CM with a tiny bit of brown spotting. Still craving salt like crazy, light AF cramping, going #2 a lot, normally constipated during TWW (TMI, sorry!)

8DPO: Temp 98.79 (woah temp spike!), creamy CM, wait is that a bit of EWCM too? Weird. Drank last night at 10 year reunion (feel guilty now), really bad AF cramps, thinking the witch is coming early, so bad I had to leave work! Maybe this was actually implantation? BFN with mid-day urine =(

9DPO: Temp 98.5, dry CM. Came down with a sore throat & cough (this happened with my last pregnancy too!). Left armpit sore, no other symptoms...Another BFN with FMU, really feel like I'm out now =(

10DPO: Temp 98.56, creamy CM with a bit of EWCM again?! Sore throat is bad now, both ovaries feel like they are burning!?? After burning stops, left side starts aching. Wondering what kind of circus is going on in there?! Achy AF cramps in bed at night, told hubby we were out. Too scared to test today, decided to wait for the witch to show.

11DPO: Temp 98.48 (weird bc it usually drops by now for AF), dry CM. Woke up and AF cramps are gone, weird. Checked cervix (it had been high the whole luteal phase), it actually dropped today like it does before AF so I KNEW I was out. I stomped around the bath room and decided to POAS (Wondof) just to prove to myself that I was out...looked quick and it was negative, came back, WAIT a light line is there?!?? Took another test, low and behold two beautiful (but light) lines! Danced around the house, kissed the floor and THANKED GOD for this beautiful blessing after our terrible loss.

*Went for HCG blood test two hours after testing, levels were 24, praying they increase and this baby sticks!

What we did different this month:
I was already charting temps, using OPK's, Preseed, and checking cervix, but this month I focused on really ENJOYING BD with hubby. This was also my first month trying Clomid! Last few months I was so worried about getting pregnant that I forgot about enjoying the process =) Oh, I also at pineapple core from 1DPO-5DPO, not sure if this helped?

Biggest Clues:
Pink & brown tinted CM between 5-7DPO, weird "implantation pain" at 6DPO, strong AF cramping, EWCM in luteal phase.

Also, proof that GOD is good, 2 hours after I got my BFP, an old co-worker (who I haven't spoke to in 2 years) texted me and said she had a dream last night that I had a little boy with lots of blonde hair and blue eyes (CRAZY!), also my sister told my mother the morning of my BFP (before I even knew) that she wanted to buy me a "congrats" card because she just KNEW I was pregnant...I told her the news 2 hours later....those can't just be coincidences!

Baby dust & prayers for everyone!

BFP after 20 month TTC :):):)

Today is cd 28 and I FINALLY got a faint BFP. Tried a dollar store cheapy first, and then a First Response AND Clear Blue... LOL we needed to be sure. I could not be more excited...

Not nearly as many symptoms as I've dreamed up the last 19 months of TTC. I remember thinking I was pregnant over and over again. This month my biggest symptom was the lack of psychotic PMS that I normally get about 1 week before AF is due (LOL). My breasts were (still are) sore, but not the typical sore. No nipple sensitivity... it feels like the center of my entire breast is hard, and it hurts to touch the sides of them. I also feel abnormally hungry all of the time... but sometimes this is normal for me lol.

I am sorry that this month was one of the only months I didn't symptom track every day of my cycle... so there's not much to report back. This was my 3rd month on Clomid 50mg. I have PCOS, and have been on metformin for about 16 months. We BD'd almost everyday for 3 weeks, and used soft cups for the first time this month during the week I ovulated (blood tests confirmed)! I also went for blood work 7 days past O and the Dr said my Progesterone was at 71 (he said this was the first month that everything was right on track)

Fingers crossed the next few months go without any big (bad) news, and I'm sending baby dust to every one of you :)

BFP finally after 3 IVF & 2 FET!!!! There is always hope....

Me: healthy, 35
Dh: low sperm counts (2-11 million), 32

We tried naturally for 11 months and I just new something was wrong. I took my temp & used opk's but I was so regular I knew within hours when I would ovulate--so frustrating!! So my dh agreed to get tested and the results were heartbreaking. I left that appt hopeful that the clomid my dh was prescribed would def work. 3 months later and his numbers were the same. Next came the fertility dr, I thought he would say let's try IUI, but we left that appt with brochures explaining IVF. We were devasted! I had no idea how we were going to afford IFV since my dh was working partime and I work for myself= no insurance that covers IVF. A few months later-- Lots of praying and lots of luck,my dh got on full time with full benefits. I was beyond ready so we got started right away. I responded GREAT to all the drugs and had 13 eggs retrieved (round 1), 14 eggs (round 2), and 15 eggs (round 3) but nothing worked. Each time we put back 2 great looking embryos but every time BFN! I was at a loss....we had 1 more chance that insurance covers for a lifetime so I did some research. I wasn't overly happy with my current dr and the way he ran his practice-- soo many patients and he didn't even know my name on my 3rd surgery. I found a new dr and it just felt right!! We did a fresh cycle then froze the 2 best embryos right away and gave my body a month to rest.

Got my BFP 9 days later!!

Only thing I added this cycle was baby aspirin and COQ10
I was very open about the process this time around and actually filled out a prayer card at church-- I literally said it out loud and prayed like crazy!
I'm 14 weeks today but going thru all the ups & down of infertility it still seems unreal.
I'm not gonna say "It'll happen, don't worry", because sometimes it doesn't happen- you need some assistance. I'm just glad I didn't wait, didn't stay with my old doctor, and didn't take any breaks. Taking the drugs was a part time job...in the car, in a restaurant bathroom, shots in the stomach, in the ass.... But you just do what needs to be done!

If you're in the Chicagoland area-- check out dr springer in crest hill :)

8 Years and 2 IUIs Later!! BFP!!!!

I'm a major stalker of this site, and you've all given me such hope for a BFP. I can't believe I'm posting my very own BFP story! I truly have so much to be thankful for in this Thanksgiving season.

I'm 35 and my husband of eight years is 55. We have age working against us for sure and have been TTC ever since we got married. Over time, we've discovered a myriad of reversible health issues on both our parts. I've lost 150 pounds since fall 2013 and, though I'm still overweight, I'm at a range where pregnancy is not a terribly high risk.

I had my first IUI this past September with only one mature follicle and progesterone at 13 on the day 7 check. It yielded a BFN. I had to skip a month due to my travel schedule, and our next IUI was done on November 11. This cycle, I took 200 mg of Clomid on CDs 3-7 and had a 250 mcg Ovidrel trigger shot the day before the IUI, although I was told I would probably ovulate that same day (November 10). I ended up with 3 big follicles, two on the right and one on the left.

Here are my symptoms (or lack thereof):

IUI/1DPT: Got a massage to relax, since I was so stressed about this process.

1DPIUI/2DPT: No symptoms.

2DPIUI/3DPT: No symptoms.

3DPIUI/4DPT: No symptoms.

4DPIUI/5DPT: Severe cramp in the big toe of my right foot. My toe involuntarily started pulling toward my knee and it HURT. No other strange happenings.

5DPIUI/6DPT: No symptoms. Tested out of Trigger.

6DPIUI/7DPT: No symptoms.

7DPIUI/8DPT: Progesterone tested at 25.1. No symptoms.

8DPIUI/9DPT: No symptoms.

9DPIUI/10DPT: Breasts starting to feel mildly tender, gassy, tired, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

10DPIUI/11DPT: Very light line on FRER. Runny nose, shooting pain down there (I told the nurse it felt like electric shocks). Nurse tells me it's probably still the Trigger. Very mild cramping, thumping sensation near uterus, mildly tender breasts, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

11DPIUI/12DPT: Line still there on FRER. Mildly tender breasts, shooting pain near right ovary, felt dizzy after running up 11 flights of stairs (abnormal for me).

12DPIUI/13DPT: Based on previous cycles, I should have started spotting by now or at least getting pink tinged CM, but nothing. Twinges and slight cramps, cheap HPT now showing light line, diarrhea, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

13DPIUI/14DPT: Lower back discomfort, burping, gassy, mild cramping, very aware of uterus. Lines on HPTs getting darker.

14DPIUI/15DPT: Bloodwork! Beta is 200 and progesterone is 46... good and pregnant! Gassy, jaw pain/tension (and I was surprised to learn that this is an early symptom), mild abdominal cramping, tired, already starting to pee like wild.

AF isn't due for another two days, so I'm very pleased with my blood numbers so far.

A few things I did differently this time were having a massage the day of the IUI, taking Robitussin, and eating lots of pineapple. However, I think this BFP is most attributable to my extra thick uterine lining the month and lots of mature follicles.

Praise the Lord for the first BFP of our marriage!

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