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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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Blood test tomorrow - thinking positive thoughts!

My husband (31) & I (30) have been trying to conceive for over a year after having a miscarriage in Feb 2014 at 15/16 weeks. Had HSG in November, where they found that one of my tubes was clogged but they were able to clear it with the dye. Got pregnant that cycle only to find out that it was a chemical pregnancy at almost 6 weeks. Started seeing a fertility doctor in Feb 2015. My husband & I did all the testing - my progesterone was a little low, but otherwise everything looked great for me. His motility was a little low, but not bad. Started on 50mg of Clomid days 3-7, trigger shot on day 15 after u/s on day 13 showed 3 follices (19.4, 16.6, 15.1 + some smaller ones), IUI on day 16, & BD on day 17. His numbers had increased greatly on the day of the IUI after being put on vitamins. I got my blood results for progesterone Monday & it was a little over 20. I go in tomorrow, May 18 for my blood test to see if we are officially pregnant. I've been testing every day for the last week & saw the line go from very faint to pretty much gone (trigger shot leaving my system), then about 4 days ago the line started to get darker & darker. Trying not to get my hopes up too much, but feeling pretty excited that it seems to have worked! Fingers & toes crossed that the tests tomorrow confirm the strips I've been using! Been feeling incredibly tired & moody, sore nipples just started a couple days ago, & have had twinges in the abdomen area off and on for the last 2 weeks, mostly in the first week though.

Hope I can sleep tonight!

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3.5 years TTC and BFP with 100mg Clomid and IUI

After over 3 years scanning these lists, it feels surreal to finally be adding my BFP to the story. More than anything, I have learned that every path to pregnancy is different and you truly never know what will work for your body.

To be honest, there were very few symptoms that I noticed early on. I took 100 mg of clomid and had 3 follicles on the right, 2 on the left. I had thought I had problems with the left because I only ever (through devoted ultrasounds/tracking over 3.5 years) ovulate on the left. I had a potential blocked left fallopian tube that I had cleared 6 months before this BFP by surgery.

The 3 follicles on the right didn't mature and by day 14 were not large enough to be viable. On the left side, I had a 29mm and 21mm. My doctor asked if we wanted to go ahead with the IUI even though it was the left again and we said yes. My husband's sperm sample was generally strong/normal with 97% forward motile forms but only 5% normal morphology. Count was average. We did the IUI on day 14 at around 10am without a trigger shot (my doctor thinks trigger shots are detrimental - long story) and then BD'ed that afternoon. That night, I had severe ovulation pain while at a concert. I knew I was ovulating due to the pain but wasn't hopeful as my left side never seems to work. We were planning to move to IVF in coming months if this didn't work as my doctor wasn't sure I could get pregnant due to the left side always dominating and the right being PCOS.

About 10-11 days later (dpo), after I'd also flown from Asia to the US (so all that stuff about not being stressed/traveling is BS!) I started experiencing mild cramping off and on. It wasn't quite as severe or back-oriented as normal menstrual cramps so I wondered if it was implantation but I didn't have any implantation bleeding or other signs. I was quite emotional (crying easily) but also have those same symptoms during PMS, so really wasn't thinking this was anything unusual.

14 dpo, I actually started, for the first time in 3 years, feeling a little bit hopeful. I decided to take a pregnancy test (I didn't even have one on hand because I'd given up on getting pregnant). Lo and behold, there was the first positive we'd ever experienced. I was absolutely shocked.

Here's what I did different this month, although I honestly think this had nothing to do with it and we just got very lucky with the 2 eggs via clomid and the well-timed IUI:

- I did a strange Chinese massage around day 8-10 of my cycle during which they literally lit my stomach on fire (above a wet towel) and massaged my abdomen. I thought it was worth trying.
- I did fertility hypnotherapy once in the middle of my cycle. I've never done this before.
- As always, I was taking a strong women's daily vitamin and vitex (I've been taking vitex for 3 years). I also regularly took probiotics.

While I think the alternative therapies are great, I do not attribute my pregnancy to them. I attribute my pregnancy to a great fertility doctor who took everything month by month (i.e., the surgery to clear a blocked tube, ultrasounds, clomid, IUI, etc.). I truly didn't think pregnancy was possible for me. We were even in the process (2 years in) of adopting and may now have to put that on hold. I hope my story brings hope to readers here and also shows that a path to parenthood is possible. I was in a place where I was comfortable to live a life with only adopted children and I think that was a helpful mindset to have when approaching the stressors of fertility treatments but I know everyone's paths are different. I wish you all the best of luck on what is such a challenging, emotional journey. I am now 10 weeks pregnant and grateful for each day.

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11dpiui BFP

TTC: 14 months, 2 failed IUIs (IUI 1: 1 follie, 14mil sperm. BFN) (IUI 2: 1 follie, 19mil sperm BFN)

Me: 30, one ovary, mild PCOS. I take Metformin to help regulate my cycle.
DH: 33, Mild male factor.
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*CD1 : ready for a new cycle! After two failed IUIs and an additional month canceled due to a cyst, I was ready to get started.

*CD3-7: Clomid 50mg

*CD11: Two follicles on my one ovary. Both measuring at 10mm.

*CD15: Sono shows that one follicle is 14mm and the other 16mm. Lining is at 9. RE suggests waiting to trigger until CD 17 and to do the IUI on

*CD 19 so that my larger follicle can mature.

*CD16: BD

*CD17: I wasn't supposed to trigger until 9pm, but I got a blazing smiley OPK at 2pm. Called RE and she said "Trigger NOW!" and that it would boost ovulation. IUI moved up a day.

*CD18: IUI at 12:30pm. DH's motile count was 29Mil. Best numbers he has ever had! She did an external ultrasound right after to see that 1) I hadn't ovulated just yet and we didn't miss the egg. 2) that the sperm showed to be sitting and just chilling out ready to go. I put in a SoftCup before I left..ya know...just in case one of those pesky swimmers tried to escape.

*1DPIUI: barely noticeable flutter cramps from IUI. BD

*2-8DPIUI: Nada. Just really tired. But I get randomly tired all the time so it's not really noteworthy.

*9DPIUI: BFN. Kind of crampy. Barely noticeable though. Normal AF signs.

*10DPIUI: BFN. Have a total cryfest breakdown with DH about the possibility of us not being able to have kids for another year because we will have to save for IVF and I just *KNOW* this month isn't going to be it.

*11DPIUI: Woke to AF cramps. Took a Wondfo in AM and thought I might see a shadow. Posted to TWW blog and people said they saw it too, so I ran out to get a FRER for the evening. BFP by 6pm. Kept it secret from DH because tomorrow is his bday! By bedtime I had a huge headache and didn't sleep well. Sore boobs by morning.

*12DPIUI: BFP for sure in the morning! Had my DH open a present with a picture of our dog next to a onesie with the Dallas Stars logo on it (he plays hockey). We are both optimistic an ecstatic! Blood later in the morning had an HCG level of 24. Tender boobs, aversion to coffee smells, and headache are really the only symptoms I have so far.
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Honestly, I have had more "symptoms" with BFN months. The only thing I notice now is somewhat tingly boobs, bloating, and headaches, and those are all indicative of AF as well.

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My strategies:
-pineapple core plan 1-5dpiui
-Brazil Nuts 1-5dpiui
-peppermint tea/remove caffeine
-eating lots of salad and sweet potatoes
-Softcups after sex and IUI
-PreSeed
-Digital OPK instead of wondfo

DH strategies:
-Maca root
-Multi vitamin
-Folic Acid

BFP following multiple early MC

I did promise myself that if I ever had a successful story to tell, here is where I would post it. To give other women, like myself, hope and comfort..and that 'you are not alone' feeling! which I often took after trolling all your own stories and experiences.

I have had 4 early miscarriages all within a 2 year period. All have been before 7 weeks. Did every test (on both husband and myself) that was reasonable to do and....... 'NORMAL'. So, I am in the unexplained 'RPL' group. My Dr telling me that more than likely it was just bad luck (well, obviously...pretty crappy luck for sure).

So, with this last pregnancy I did not want to get too far ahead of myself. I even withheld it from my husband (who works away) as I feel that I was dealing better with the losses than he. If it happened again, I wanted him to be home when I told him. I did finally tell him of course - only after 8 weeks. Pregnancy started off the same as my others - sore nipples! Definite give away for me.

I should mention, the only thing done differently with this pregnancy = ASPIRIN. I was taking it at least a month before i fell pregnant as well. Who knows if that has made the difference, it certainly hasn't hurt.

Long story short, I am now almost 12 weeks and all is looking great. I still had HCG that was on the lower side from the beginning of this pregnancy (I think my 4w2d hcg was only 167ish), but it did double normally throughout.

I never got far enough in my other pregnancies to suffer morning sickness but as soon as I hit 8 weeks... blahhhhh. Constant car sickness. Have also had the other common symptoms - sore boobs, twinges, increased CM, tired etc

Moral of the story - Keep at it (quite literally)! Don't give up. I know it is easier to say when you're finally on the other side but you will get there. Women are so amazingly strong. Just keep positive!!

Finally a BFP after 1 year of trying!

My husband and I had our beautiful baby girl 18 mos ago. We wanted to have our babies close together so we decided to start trying again when she was 6 mos. Well, needless to say, the universe had other plans! After her birth, I never had regular periods, in fact, I stopped ovulating all together. 2 cycles ago, I was finally prescribed progesterone and clomid.
Our first cycle was unsuccessful, but our second cycle did the trick! We did also start using PreSeed and Mucinex too!

My period started April 8th, 2015 and lasted about a week.

I ovulated a little late, on cycle day 17.

1-10dpo -- I had no symptoms
11 dpo -- HORRIBLE, FOUL TOOTS. Seriously, I was so embarrased. I even asked my husband if he wanted me to go sleep in the spare room. Being the gentleman that he is, he let me stay. I also had an intense hot flash while at the grocery store. I actually started stripping off layers while paying.
12 dpo-- faint BFP!
13 dpo-- still positive!

After so long, it's kind of surreal and since we have suffered a previous miscarriage prior to my daughter, I'm very nervous and plan to keep it a secret from everyone except my husband for as long as possible.
Baby dust to everyone!

Correction to my below post "Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!"

earlier I didn't realise that Australia, beta tests differ from USA in results data. Our 1,200 HCG at 4 weeks (14 days post FET transfer of 1 embryo) needs to be multiplied by 3.18 ie., the reading in USA numbers is 3,816.
now 6 weeks, the last week very uncomfortable breast tenderness, grown 1 cup size, belly extending, excessive bloating, constant nausea. Hell, does 1 kid do all this?

BFP with Clomid, Trigger Shot, Timed Intercourse and Prometrium!

Hello All!

Like many of you, I have dreamed of the day to post and share my bfp story! Let me say, I did not think it would be this month. This is exactly our 24th month of trying!!

A quick background, DH and I have been very actively trying for 2 years. After stopping birth control my cycles were 30-40 days and I rarely got a positive opk. We tried everything from temping, charting, opks, vitex, royal jelly, pineapple cores, mica root, etc., for months on end. Nothing seemed to be working so at the 1 year mark I started going to a doctor requesting blood tests etc. After a couple months of sperm counts here, blood work there, it was concluded that DH had great sperm but I wasn't ovulating. I went on to two cycles of 50mg clomid, with a chemical pregnancy the first try. Month two was a bust and we were refered on to a fertility specialist. We saw him once, another round of blood work days 3 & 21 on a natural cycle and all of a sudden I was having 28 day cycles and positive opk's for 3 months and I thought, hey I'm fine the clomid cycles must have kick started my body! Wrong! After the 3rd month of natural cycles and no bfp my bf reminded me to go in and get my results. And that brings us up to this month!

At the begining of this month I still had two rounds of 50mg clomid so I decided to take one months worth and went in for my scheduled appointment as planned. The doctor told me my blood work showed although I was surging I still was not ovulating and that my progesterone levels were so low that even if I did ovulate I could not implant and carry a baby. I was gutted. He said next month we would try clomid, trigger and progesterone supplements. I then told him I was on a clomid month, we counted and I was on day 9. He rushed to the front desk and had me scheduled two days later for a follicle scan. 3 almost juicy follicles were waiting and two days later I triggered at home (10,000 units of Pregnyl). DH and I were on timed intercourse and used preeseed each time. We bd'd two days before trigger, the night of trigger and the next night. We waited a day and then bd'd again for good luck! The next night I started Prometrium vaginal suppositories. Each day I also ate 5 Brazilian nuts and drank a glass of real pineapple juice. Doctor said to test 14 days past trigger.

I am a chronic symptom spotter and because of the clomid, the trigger shot and Prometrium, I told myself that I couldn't depend on any of my symptoms as they were a result from the medication. I did track them and will post them by days past trigger as ovulation can happen anywhere from 24-48 following the injection and I didn't get a positive opk :)

1-3dpt - Nothing, thinking did it work?
4 dpt - Slight cramps on right side and exhaustion, must be from the Prometrium
5dpt - Sharp pains in am and pm. Clenching on left side and piercing sharp sharp sharp pains on right
6dpt - Exhaustion, cramping, feeling yucky
7dpt - Still tired, moody, cramps woke me up at 1am
8dpt - Nothing new, tired, cramps, moody
9dpt - Tired, feeling ucky, decided to test to see if trigger was still there on FR, faint positive.
10dpt - Feeling really yucky, headache, boobs and nipples sore
11dpt - Moody, sore boobs and nipples, cramps on right side
12pt - Woke up with killer AF cramps, ran to the bathroom all day feeling like it was dripping out. Tested in pm, faint positive. Thought trigger was still there
13dpt - Still feeling like AF is coming, cramps and sore boobs. Test with FMU, stronger positive. Must be able cause it's more concentrated. Tested again in pm, just as dark. Trying not to get hopes up!
14dpt - Doctor said to test today for true result. Strong BFP on FR, FR digital says "YES"! I'm extatic, DH won't believe it until blood test confirms. Beta comes back at 53! Should be just 12/13dpo.

We are so delighted! Second beta booked for tomorrow and calling the specialist to update since we found out on a Saturday! The plan is for me to stay on Prometrium for the first 12 weeks. Praying that the pregnancy progresses and we are holding our baby in January!

Cd 38 faint BFP! Still in shock!

I have been TTC my 2nd child for a year and half now. A little over a year me and my husband decided to seek help from an OBGYN. My progesterone was low and I was not ovulating regulary. So she started me on clomid 50 mg days 3-7 -BFN.
Second round 100 mg days 3-7 -BFN
Third cycle 100 mg days 3-7 BFP!!
The line is faint but it is there! I really cannot believe it.

Symptoms:
I am really not sure when I ovulated so I will go by cd:
We bd from cd 8- cd 18
On cd 11 and cd 13 I noticed a small Amount of pink blood with I wiped (maybe ovulation bleeding)
I cramped on and off slightly since cd 15.
Cd 27-cd 31. I tested every single one of these days I am a poasaholic. Were BFN.
I figured I was out this month and just started the wait for af. I was cramping as I usually do before af.
Cd 38 I took a Kroger blue dye test bc they're cheap and I figured it was going to be netative. Faint BFP!
Cd 39- I heard all the horror stories about the blue dye so of course I didn't trust it and went out and got a answers pink dye test and again faint (but more noticeable than the Kroger brand) BFP!
Please everyone hang in there I know the infertility journey is a very rough road. I read many times that it will happen.. I never really believed it. But I will. Baby dust to everyone on their TTC journey!

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Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!

33 years ago I had a vasectomy after my 3rd child. Divorced & met my new love 15 years ago who is now 38. I'm now 63 years so it was time to make babies & of the two options it was either reversal or go for IVF. Elected for IVF. Didn't think it was possible but 6 months ago and after 20 minutes in an operating theatre a needle extracted millions of my swimmers. 100% painless, no after effects, bloody amazing. At same time the wife 'went under' & they retrieved 12 eggs. Our 1st try with a fresh 5day old blastocyst grown in the lab made it to 6 weeks with some medication assistance. The HCG at 2 weeks was 140, more good news at 6 weeks HCG was 1,500, BUT we were shattered as it just disappeared at ultra sound at 8 weeks. Our 2nd FET (frozen embryo transfer) ended up a zero result at 2ww. BUT 1 hour ago got the news that our 3rd FET after a 2ww was bloody positive & bloody fantastic. The reason for this post is that it is 1,200 HCG! This was 1 embryo, WTF (that's not an IVF acronym) no drugs, no tablets, no chemicals so does anyone know (other than a negative reason) is this normal? The missus has twins in her second line of cousins on both sides of family tree.

Confused

My story is kind of complicated this my 2nd iui medicated cycle the 1st cycle was 3yrs ago which resulted in a eptopic pregnancy ..my 2nd cycle was last month during the tww I got a bfn from d9 til d14... d15 I got a faint positive so I just assumed I implanted late day16 I had beta done my # were 7.5 which wasn't not bad Bc I should've only been a cpl days preg my dr said she thought it was a mc Bc of the low #s but if I implanted late the #s should've been low so I went back two days later for another blood test she called and said its negative stop your progesterone and we can do a repeat cycle nxt month in my heart I believe I'm still pregnant and things are just happening late the day b4 the new blood test I took a hpt and it was a bfp still faint but the line was darker then the 1st bfp I'm so confused pl help ... Is it over or am I still in the game ????

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