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BFP with Clomid

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Pregnant at 41 after 11 months TTC

I am so excited to say I just got my BFP yesterday and I wanted to share incase I can help anyone else.

I gave birth to my first baby in September last year at 40. When my period returned in January the following year, we started trying due to my age. MY cycles were fairly irregular, they're usually 28 days but were around 40 days so after 7 months I went to see my OBGYN who prescribed me Clomid to trigger an early ovulation. She said because my cycles were so irregular, my chances of conceiving were disadvantaged. The first cycle I took the Clomid on days 3-7 and my cycle was super short - like 24 days, so the next cycle i tried 5-9. I should add, I have moved overseas so my old OBGYN was not monitoring me, just prescribed the medication, so I based this decision on my research.

I was beginning to get disheartened after trying for 10 months and so I researched what i could take. My concerns were around egg quality for my age so for this I started taking Maca powder and Royal Jelly. I also took Vitamin E as I read this helps fertility in general. I had been taking these for one month and just got my BFP!!! Dont know if it was a coincidence or perhaps taking the Clomid later helped. I read if you do this, it doesnt release the egg quickly but releases a better quality egg. When I got pregnant with my first I was also taking Vitamin E so I can really recommend that. Another thing to share is for the first time ever, I did not have EWCM, I think the Clomid dries this up, so I used pre-seed. I actually never got a positive OPK either, I was using the Clear Blue digital and was only getting flashing smileys for 8 days so I stopped testing but we DTD a few times when i first got flashy smiley.

Oh, and i had ZERO symptoms. Not one.

Baby dust to all xxx

Yay! BFP !!! ROUND 2 clomid

Hello , just wanted to share my story as reading others has kept me motivated with our baby making journey ... LONG POST !! Sorry

Age 36 , previous children now aged 15 & 11 years conceived without problems , now TTC since March 2015 with the love of my life after coming off birth control coil but have PCOS , periods stopped July 2015 and only had 1 since to this date in July 2016 . I live in the UK so until 12 months had passed GP wouldn't investigate and thought just hormones not settling after birth control. Referred to gynaecology had HSG (normal) , blood tests (reversed LH and FSH) , partners sperm analysis all normal , so was told all due to ovulation problems and put on progesterone to induce AF and Clomid 50 mg .

1st cycle clomid 50 mg days 2-6 post induced period with prog, clomid side effects mild hot flashes and light cramps , follicle USS at cd12 1 follicle 10mm :( , OPK positive CD20 with cramps, post OPK had all early pregnancy symptoms under the sun - + heavy cramps from cd 18- cd 26 , however due to partner being unwell during fertile week we didn't manage to BD every other day so I wasn't hopeful on timing , DAY 21 blood test prog 19 .. ... And worst heavy and crampy AF arrived on its own CD32 before even tested... So sad :( but pleased period didn't need inducing which was one positive as I felt this meant my hormones are balancing!

2nd cycle clomid days 2-6 50 mg .... BFP!!! BFP!!!@ Cd31 not sure dpo as no follicle tracking scan , no positive OPK or ovulation cramps so thought I was out . Didn't feel any side effects clomid this month either so assumed not working for me. However had some different symptoms ...

cd14 - cd 29 really sore nipples ( never ever have this ) , started mild and gradually got more and more sensitive/ painful , feet lumpy right behind nipple, then mild pain again to now
Cd 10 BD
Cd14 BD , sore nipples
Cd17 Clear cm BD , sore nipples
Cd 20 Ewcm , BD , sore nipples
Cd 22 white sticky cm , BD, really sore nipples, more energy , difficulty sleeping , feel itchy down below thrush starting ? ,
Cd23,24,25 white sticky cm , really sore nipples, not itchy and no thrush , more energy and waking in the night , skin feels clearer ,
Had bloods taken for progesterone ( thought I would do it cd25 instead in case of later ov)
Cd 26 ... Where are my cramps like last month ? Not even one twinge the whole cycle . Sore nipples and sides of breasts , feel tired, passing urine more and smells strong despite being clear , drinking +++ so thirsty, skin clearer
Cd 27 nothing different than yesterday Cd 28 ? EWCM - BD, headaches , tired
Blood results progesterone gone up = 58 !!! Yes I ovulated ?when, no OPK or cramps .... Weird
Cd 29 white clumpy cm, boobs less sore , 1 X sudden wave of nausea , poas ... Very Faintest ? Evap line within 10mins on 25miu blue test but quite thick no colour , hmmm don't get excited
Cd 30 white clumpy cm, on and off headaches, tired around eyes , nose sniffly, tiny pin prick red spot on cm, hungry+++, urine smells , hot flashes
Poas 1 X 25 MiU test ?faintest line then nearly disappeared , only seen at certain angles , No colour
Poas 1x early 10 MiU test BFN , so gutted but why am I feeling so different ?? Clomid playing tricks?

Cd31 AF due tomorrow , FMU 430 am , is that a BFP? ??????
Within 3 mins could see very very faint line , grey but not blue like control line , hmmm not sure ... But never had consistent Evaps , told partner not to get hopes up but I was slightly excited . Couldn't wait though ! Held 2nd morning pee again 3 hrs ... PREGNANT OMG !!!!! CB digital 1-2 weeks !

So excited never ever thought this would be happening , hope it sticks !! Good luck ladies and don't give up ... I never thought this month would be a BFP! Thankyou Clomid!

BFP 10 months in the making!

Hi ladies!!!! My husband and I have been TTC our 3rd child since January of 2016. We have 2 smart, beautiful girls who were both conceived while I was on birth control (both times, I'll admit I may have missed a few days here and there), so when we decided to actually plan for our 3rd I thought I would get pregnant instantly! Not the case! Even after just a month of trying and not being pregnant I felt this urge to have myself checked out with my OB. Everything looked good and she had no reason to believe I would have any issues. I've already had irregular periods when I'm not on BC but it seemed like they were dragging out, 35 days, 38 days, 42 days, until we were into the 50s. I started taking Progesterone to induce my periods and in June and July blood work showed I was not ovulating. So in August I started my 1st round of clomid 50mg, days 3-7. I took mine at night and had zero side effects! On day 21 I had my progesterone checked and was told I did not ovulate. I was devestated. So at the end of September we did a 2nd round, this time 100mg, days 3-7. The 2nd round I ovulated and on CD 29 I got my BFP!!!!! I know some of you have been trying way longer than me, but I hope some of this will bring encouragement to you!!!!! Baby dust to all who read this!!!

BFP on 3rd Clomid cycle

We finally did it!! It took us 11 months of TTC. This was our 3rd Clomid cycle. We upped the dosage this cycle to 100mg for 7 days.

Positive OPK on CD17.
Ovulation CD18.
Had sex CD13-18, multiple times on O day.
1-2DPO: mild cramps
9DPO: mild cramps and a weird pinching feeling in my lower abdomen. BBT dropped below coverline.
10DPO: BBT went back up. Mild cramps. Sore breasts. Typical period symptoms so I figured I was out again.
11DPO: Intense nausea. I felt bloated and thought I was going to throw up every time I moved. Super tired and napped during the day. Breasts were super sore. My hands and feet had a weird rust-colored tint to them.
12-14DPO: Nausea lessened, but still there. Sore breasts.
15DPO: Tested with FMU and got a faint line with a wondfo. Tested again with a FRER later and got a very clear positive.

The only things I did differently this cycle were: 1) Increased dosage of Clomid and 2) Drinking Plexus for 2 weeks at the beginning of my cycle. I'd heard it helped to kind of reset your hormones and figured I'd give it a try. We also continued using Preseed during fertile days.

BFP on first round of clomid @50mg

Wow wow wow
I can't believe I am writing this finally after almost a year of bfns.
Your stories kept me go in ladies and so here's mine.

Been trying to conceive since December 2015 and kept getting negatives. Each month I did get a period so I assume I was ovulating. My cycle length was 28/29 days.
I used to symptom spot like crazy until it got to the point that I was exhausted with it all. I managed to find peace with myself by just accepting the fact that God is the giver of life and not me therefore He knows the number of kids I am going to have , their birthdays , personalities down to the hairs on their heads, so if I am not pregnant yet that just means His time is not yet up.

I have a DD who is 6 now, so I just counted my blessings and remained calm.
Last month my sister in law handed me a prescription for Clomid. I was not expecting this but I accepted it all the same. So I bought my first round of clomid @50mg which I then took from day 3-7 @2000 each night until finished. We DTD on days 7,10,11,13,14,16....(after these days I didn't record)
To be honest I didn't symptom check at all. I felt normal, the few symptoms I had were mild compared to those I had each time I got a negative result the previous months. I had 1 preg test which I took on CD26 and I got a BFN. So I figured this time didn't work out for me. CD28 came and passed with no AF which was wierd for me but then I thought it was a side effect of clomid to get a late period. CD29 started getting AF symptoms so knew she was coming. CD30,31,32,33 and 34 still no AF. That was not right so took preg test and surprise surprise BFP! !!
So yes God's time was right and clomid did work for me. My advice is to take it at the same time each day and try not to think too much of it.
Lots of love and baby dust to you all!

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BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

BFP after IUI 12dpiui!

Hi ladies,
So I too am like so many of you who have been stalking these boards for the past 2 years, praying one day I would have my chance to post.
My story is a bit long, but it may bring hope to some of you so I thought I'd share....
This will be my third pregnancy, my first was in 2009, when I became pregnant for the first time (accidentally...but don't shoot me, I now completely understand how annoying people who get pregnant "accidentally" are) but at the time it was true. At my 14 week ultrasound I was told I would need to go to a neonatologist the next day as my scan was concerning. My baby was diagnosed with bilateral complete occlusions of his urethral valves, which meant he would have kidney damage, and also meant I had no amniotic fluid. Throughout the pregnancy we went for scan after scan, amniocentesis again and again, until we were told there was nothing that could be done, and if our baby survived the pregnancy, he would not survive after birth. He was born Dec 2, and lived for 90 of the best minutes of my life.
Following his loss, his father and I fell apart (there were many issues prior to his birth)
Fast forward 6 years, I am now happily married to the most patient and understanding man in the world and the love of my life. We both had had children previously, he has an beautiful 8 year old daughter and I had my angel baby. The Drs told us there would be no issues and just to "give it time". DH was 35 and I was 34 when we started trying. Fast forward 1 year, we finally convince our family dr to send us to a fertility specialist who tells us I don't ovulate regularly. Not a great surprise when you've been trying for a year already.
The dr put me on clomid and within 4 months I was ovulating! Yeah!!! Except....now, because of the almost year and a half of the stress of trying, DH, now has delayed ejaculation. Soooo, off the fertility clinic for IUI. DH's counts post wash are over 15 million, so we were good to go!
We did our first IUI in feb 2016 and we were ecstatic when we found out it was successful!!!
10 weeks later, while I was at work I started cramping and bleeding, which continued to progress and resulted in a miscarriage. I was devastated. I cried for days, all I've ever wanted was to be a mom and I finally felt like I would be complete. Now, I felt lost again.
The fertility clinic told us we could try again in July, but because of our work schedules, we were sure we'd have to wait until August. Luckily, our work schedules miraculously opened up, and we were able to do another IUI on July 29th
I'm now 12 dpiui and was convinced (I think as a self protection mechanism) that I wasn't pregnant) I thought I'd just take a test and then be able to move on and focus on our next step.
I was in complete shock when the test turned positive pretty quickly! I'm so relieved, so happy, and so terrified!
Ps: I haven't even gotten a chance to tell DH, he's away working right now. Gives me time to plan a great surprise for him!
Anyways ladies, just wanted to give you all hope. It has been an incredibly difficult journey for us. I've gone through hell and back, and yet here I am telling you it's possible. There is always hope.
Symptom wise...not a whole lot to be honest! A little nausea here and there, sore BB's, and intermittently teary and grouchy. 1 day post IUI was probably my biggest what the heck moment, when I could feel like a twisting, fluttering feeling on my left side, it was very obvious and made me stop in my tracks. Also had to wake up to pee in the first few days, and some crazy weird, vivid dreams! I don't know how reliable that is, but it was unusual for me.
Sorry! I know that was really long, but if it helps just one person, then I'm happy!
Baby dust to all of you!!!

BFP with PCOS/Clomid 2nd attempt

Hi Ladies,
I have been stalking this site since a long time and I decided that when I get a BFP I will write and pass on encouragement and hope to other fellow women going through this trauma..
I m 29 year old and my hubby is 32 years old. We have been trying to conceive for a year. I knew i had PCOS since I was 15 years old. My gynac at that time said "Make sure you try for babies right away because you would have trouble". Fast forward to today. We went to RE after reading good reviews about him. Our first appointment lasted for 2 hours, he explained everything and course of action. We started with clomid 100 for 5 days in May. I fell pregnant in June. However the HCG kept reducing and I had very early miscarriage. I was heart broken and cried for days. Doctor suggested trying clomid again for the next cycle, however my left ovary was very stubborn and the dose didn't help the follicle to grow as required. He then up my dose further. I ovulated little late than last month and unlike last month I didn't had the usual ovulation cramps which made me think this month is wasted as well.
14 days after my positive OPK, I checked tried HPT, i had no hopes and got a BFN. Doctor told me just wait for periods, if it doesnt show up in 3 days try HPT again. After 3 days, tried the HPT, and voila BFP! I could believe my eyes, I woke my husband at 4.45 am to ask him if he could see the line or I m hallucinating.. how can it be possible. Next day did a blood draw and HCG came out to 284! Did followup HCG and it had the right value again.

Frankly speaking we didn't do anything different than last month, had folic acid supplement,metformin and healthy lifestyle. I had my ultrasound last week and saw a bright beating heart.. which brought me to tears!

Today I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and I didnt had any nausea , morning sickness or crazy cramps. In fact I dont feel pregnant at all. I do have food aversions, frequent trip to bathroom, bad acne.

Hoping and praying for a healthy baby and full term.

For all those ladies out there, no matter what happens or what people say.. don't lose hope! Medicine and science has come too far along and maybe you would live the marvel in your lifetime!

10 days post IUI

Hi all im almost 32 and i have had my first combines IUI and clomid (150mg) treatment. I have already done 2 rounds of clomid 50mg and 100mg all with ovidrel trigger. I was pregnant last august but unfortunately miscarried at 7.5 weeks.
I have been having so many side effects but i cant tell if they are to do with iui or progesterone which i take once a day.

Any advice you have would be great and should i wait until 14 DPIUI?

BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x

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