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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 at DPO 19 2nd round of clomid 100mg

I've been stalking this board for months and I'm excited to finally share my BFP story. I went off birth control in June of 2016 and experienced extremely irregular periods- after a 56 day and a 62 day cycle, I saw my doctor and he referred me to a an OB/GYN with fertility experience. Upon further inspection, it was clear that my ovulation had perhaps never been normal- and he suggested I try Clomid. I was relieved to finally have a way to get back on track with TTC.... and sure enough, after one cycle of 50mg days 3-5 I got that illusive solid smiley face on CD18. We BD'd at all the right times, and I experienced every symptom in the book before getting a negative pregnancy test two weeks later. I was sad but at least happy I had ovulated.

The next cycle I took 100mg of Clomid on days 2-6, partially by mistake with the increased dose (the pharmacy automatically increased my dose by 50mg every month, and I followed the instructions without thinking much about it... oops....) and I am pretty sure I ovulated from BOTH ovaries on CD21. We BD'd on CD17, 19, 21, 22 and 23. Here we go with a day by day report:

1 DPO: Brownish spotting, didn't have this last cycle. Learned it must be ovulation spotting
2-3 DPO: some pink spotting but not sure if it was from just constantly looking for spotting and causing some irritation or what. I think it was self-inflicted.
3-6 DPO: HOT constantly. I complained enough at work that someone on my team asked me if she wanted her to buy me a fan. Lol. Another oops. VIVID dreams. Like crazy vivid. Pelvic pain on both sides, feeling like eggs were moving down both fallopian tubes (call me crazy, but clomid ovulation is like a freight train...)
6-10 DPO: same, felt like I was sneezing more, gums felt sore here and there, more dreams, some cramping in my uterine area. It felt like the first day of my period- that heavy, achey feeling. A few sharp pains around my uterus and some ovary pains. Random sharp pains but not bad sharp, just noticeable.
10-14 DPO: boobs started to hurt. At first just nipples, then a bit on the sides. CM started to pick up- enough that I kept thinking it was my period. Paranoia setting in. Frantically looking for implantation bleeding! Lol, silly I know!
14-19 DPO: Go on a trip that included a wedding. Slept on every flight, in every car ride, and the moment my head hit the bed. Resisting the urge to test because I couldn't face a BFN. But the ridiculous exhaustion should have tipped me off! This might be TMI, but I have violent stomach problems on 15 DPO :) It ended after half a day, so who knows what it was... but man, that sucked.
Boobs got more sore every day, started to feel achey when I took a morning run. Getting more tired. Peeing CONSTANTLY. Like every 45 minutes.

Finally, this morning using FMU, on 19DPO with ragingly obvious symptoms, I got the most positive tests I could imagine. Woke up my husband at 8am still shaking from the excitement of seeing the second line show up. Took another test later in the day (the one with the cross result)- and got a strong positive after maybe holding my pee for 30 minutes. So yeah, I'm knocked up!

This is a first child for us and we are so excited to be another Clomid success story. Now praying for sticky baby dust!

1st clomid cycle 11 dpo BFP!

Me and the hubby have been together for 9 years this year and have been trying to conceive off and on for about 4 years with no success. We literally tried everything you could think of or read of online... I decided to go see an infertility specialist in January of this year and we did a bunch of testing from blood work to HSG, everything came back normal. My doctor was talking about doing an IUI for my first cycle with them but it wouldn't be until march that we would do that due to the time it would take to do the testing. I asked if I could try clomid this first cycle and it worked! 50 mg days 3-7, I ovulated 4 days after my HSG test which may have helped! I got my positive ovulation test on CD 16, we inserted the swimmers using a softcup CD 14,15 and 16... sounds crazy but after so long of trying sometimes your just tired... which I was lol. Anyways he would go in the cup and I would insert and leave in for about 30 minutes on CD 14,15 however on CD 16 he has a little bit more volume so I decided to put some I. A syringe and slower release it in me then put the remaining that was in the softcup inside of me. I honestly had no real symptoms that were different from every other month, I felt dull pains on 6 dpo that I thought might just be in my head because I was symptom spotting, I was tired but just thought it was from work and eating bad, nipples were sore starting 8dpo but this always happens after o until af. 9 dpo I felt nauseous at night but attributed it to me eating 3 ice creams (whoops!) then 11 dpo I decided to test using target brand blue dye with second day urine at 12pm and got a very faint line which you can see in the picture... I still wasn't convinced so I bought cvs brand digital with now 3rd day urine that I basically pushed out 30 minutes after the 1st test and it came up pregnant! I'm shocked!! Going to blood work tomorrow wish me luck! Good luck ladies!!

BFP 12 dpo-pcos and endometriosis

I can't believe I'm actually posting this on here!!! I just posted a few days ago asking if I was pregnant according to my symptoms! I have pcos,insulin resistance and endometriosis. I've been ttc for 10 months. I've done 5 cycles of Femara,and used preseed this ONE time. The FIRST cycle I've used it!!! That stuff is AMAZING. So here are my symptoms:
+opk 1/21/17
BD 15,17,19-22

2dpo-severe lower back pain,headache
3dpo-severe lower back pain,mild cramps,headache
4dpo-mild cramps on left lower abdomen,tired,stuffy/runny nose,sore nipple
5dpo-mild cramps,gassy,emotional
6dpo-back pain,headache,acne on chest & forehead,runny/stuffy nose,tired,occasional mild cramps,emotional- took a test knowing it's too early BFN
7dpo-back pain,sneezing,emotional
8dpo-back pain,headache,gassy,starring
9dpo-starrrrving,back pain,mild cramps,gassy,emotional and I cried. BFN
10-back pain,mild cramps,headache,TIRED-BFN
11dpo-mild cramps,stuffy nose,sore BOOBS-BFN
12dpo-sore boobs,cramps-faint BFP that am. And that afternoon showed pregnant on a digital!

I had NO implantation bleeding and still have had no cm. I had a exploratory lap done Feb 2016 to remove cysts and some endo. Started Femara 2.5 MG in Oct 2016. Was planning to schedule a HSG next month!!!!

BFP with Clomid first month! TTC 4months

I am still in shock but wanted to share my story to give someone somewhere some encouragement. About me, I'm 27 and my DH is 28 and 4 months ago we decided to start a family. I was diagnosed with thin PCOS soon after and was prescribed 50 mg of Clomid once my doctor realized I was not ovulating on my own. Fast forward to the November 30th, I got my period and started taking the pills on CD 3-7 with estrogen supplements on CD 8-12. My CD 10 follicle scans showed 2 mature eggs 17mm and 18mm on my right side (loaded with cysts) and a 13.5mm on my right side. I was overjoyed to see that the Clomid was working for me. FYI - I am an extreme pessimistic. I started temping for the first time because based on those number my nurse believed I was going to ovulate mid-cycle. I was skeptical because my I never gotten a positive OPK and my cycle average around 40 days. So on CD 14 I got a positive OPK and that week we BD 5 times. I saw my temp rise on CD 16 and believe I ovulated. During this week, I experienced severe ovulation pain unable to walk or move at times. My bowel movements were painful and having sex was almost unbearable. My nurse said this is common especially if you haven't ovulated in a long time plus it was my for month on Clomid. I thought she was crazy.

1-5DPO - I was still in pain. Walking was so hard I worked from home to stay under the heat pad. During this time my breast was hurting and I had CM. I thought it was still the aftermath of ovulating. CD 21 I got my progestrone pulled and it was 72! I was dumbfounded that I actually ovulated and possible with multiple follicles. My nurse said I was sure to get pregnant. I was again skeptical.

8DPO - the worse happened. I was rushed to the ER with serve cervical pains and cramping that parallelized me. I was confident that a cyst had erupted. Keep in mind this the day before Christmas Eve and on Christmas we were planning to travel to China for the holiday. The ran many test including a beta pregnancy test - which came back negative less than 3 - and everything looked find. I was incredible frustrated. At this moment I knew I didn't want to take Clomid right away or at least not at 50mg. The ER doctor said I have over stimulated ovaries and this pain should subside. I was pissed because it felt more than just "ovary pains." So 5 hours later we were driving back home.

9DPO - I cried 2 hours because the beta test was negative and I felt this entire process was worthless. My husband kept saying it was too early to tell but I had watched countless youtube videos with women getting faint lines on 8DPO - silly me thinking I was going to be like everyone else.

10DPO - Christmas morning, I took an online cheapie and I saw a faint line. I asked my DH what he saw and he said he saw a line as well. I was indifferent and chalked it up to a false positive. We board our 17hr plane to China and I am 1000% nausea, unable to eat, brown spotting, cramping, and extremely gassy. You can only imagine how comfortable this ride was. We travel frequently and I knew something was up but couldn't believe I was pregnant.

11DPO - After finally getting into our hotel room, I took another cheapie and bam the line was much darker. I then took a Clear Blue Digital and saw the words pregnant! I am 4 weeks now sitting in a hotel in China trying not to puke while enjoying our holiday. Will you believe me if i tell you I am still in disbelieve. Can't wait to get the final confirmation from my nurse!

Keep believing ladies because this too will be your story - but better!

BFP with Clomid first month! TTC 4months

So I told myself I would write one of these once or if I ever saw a BFP. As you can tell, I am beyond pessimistic. So I have always had irregular periods since I was 11. I never took b/c because never saw the need. Fast forward to 4 months ago when my DH and I wanted to start trying for a kid. I know my irregular periods - 40 day average cycle - would prove to be an issues. For 3 months, we tried on our own and I never once saw a positive OPK. I knew something was up. Went to a RE and he said I have thin PCOS. I was like "WTH is that." I was dumbfounded. I was always told that having longer periods were not a big issues and have been really active in my life since grade school. I eat a relatively organic veggie based diet and thought I was the golden girl for healthy living. Unfortunately I was not educated enough about what was going on with my body. So the RE decides to put me on Clomid 50MG cycle 3-7 with estrogen supplements form 8-12. I was skeptical about Clomid and was still in shock that I had a rare form of PCOS. Anyways follicle scan showed 17mm and 18mm follicles and I was estatic. Few days later got my first every positive OPK on CD 14 - almost missed it but was testing twice a day. We BD about 4 times that week. I was temping as well and say the spike on CD 16. I was dumbfounded how standard everything was working going when the month before I had a 40day cycle.

Anyways right after my positive OPK I started experiencing excruciating ovulation pain. I was unable to walk for long times or move. When I sneezed or coughed or even laughed I was in intensive pains. This went on for 10 days after my positive OPK. I was even rushed to the ER on 8 DPO. I was unable to walk and was screaming so loud my DH called the EMT right away. My RE and the ER doctor said the same thing, I have over stimulated ovaries. It looks like the Clomid worked "too well." Well at the ER they did a beta pregnancy test and my numbers came back less than 3. I was devastated. I didn't want to go to this pain again. I kept reading that 8 DPO might be to early to tell. 9PO woke up incredibly depressed and wept for 2 hours straight. 10PDO I took a cheapie pregnancy test not expecting anything and poof there a faint line. Christmas Day and we got a confirmation we were pregnant. My DH confirmed because someones my eyes can fool me. Well I still didn't believe it. We were - currently in - on our way to China and I was just focusing on making the flight.

Well 17 hours later I took another cheapie and this time the line was much brighter. I took a clear blue digital and boom - PREGNANT. I can't believe how fast this worked for us on Clomid but it was not without its issues.

Let me know if you want to hear my symptoms by DPO.

Miracle BFP after 2 LONG years TTC with IUI!

As I sit here and type this I literally can't believe I this is happening yet-does NOT feel real at all!!! I got my first ever bfp ever in all my life on November 12, 2016. SO much has happened in the last few weeks and I am currenly 7 weeks pregnant. I would love to share my story as reading everyone else's story got me through so much anxiety and gave me hope, this is a long story, but hang tight, I want to be precise for you ladies!

Background: I am 31, hubby is 32. I am in great shape, eat pretty great and workout about 3-4 x a week. I am not a heavy drinker but hubby loves his craft beers socially. We have been married for 10 years. 2 years ago we finally decided to try for our first baby, I had no interest in rushing starting a family because I wanted to have all our ducks in a row, finish my career, own a home, travel together and grow within our marriage. Fast forward now 2 years later, we would have never thought it would take this long-ever!! I figured it would take 6 months max. Started getting some diagnostic work to see if all checked out after 6 months of not even a hint of a bfp. All checked out on my end. My DH on the other hand had his first semen analysis done and he had a great count, but 2% morphology and pretty awful motility as well. I cried when I found out because that female Dr. made me feel like that report would cut our pregnancy chances each month by 50%. I was determined to change this!! I immediately did my research-boy am I good at this! Got him started on the fertile aid supplements for men, and made him take 2000mg of vitamin C a day, also got him on probiotics. After 4 months his numbers improved pretty great yet we were still not pregnant. Meanwhile during all this time I was getting poked and prodded still thinking it was me that had the issue and had all kinds of fertility lab tests done under the sun. Hormone labwork and HSG all normal. Nothing was working to help us get pregnant. I was so heartbroken every month and every one around me was getting pregnant so easily! So in the end of spring of 2016 I went to a well known RE (my 3rd one I had seen) and he immediately said we needed one more diagnostic test for me and brand new semen analysis for him. After him being on MONTHS of fertile aid and Motility boost supplements he still had again poor motility and poor morphology. Our next step was IUI with clomid and a trigger shot of Ovridel. The month before our IUI on November 1st, we had the final diagnostic for me which was the hysteroscopy (internal uterus check and biopsy under general anesthesia).
Man, if this did not help, I was going to scream....felt so sad to have all this done when people get pregnant for free always!!

Fast forward, we started on 100 mg of Clomid, turns out, I was told by my RE I was an egg making machine!! It worked like a charm, it made me have like 6-8 mature follicles on the first shot. So we did a trigger shot on Halloween, the next day, we did our IUI, and the good thing is my RE does back to back IUI's to maximize the chances of the egg meeting the sperm so ASK FOR THAT!!! Hubby after sperm wash was only 6.8 million good sperm and the day after on the 2nd insemination was only 5.3 million. Our RE said it was a very "marginal" amount, so he wasn't thrilled at all. But I figured, we are doing two, so it can help!!

Now for the DREADED TWW:
I had severe cramping on ovulation day/ insemination day, so I know the trigger shot worked!
DPO 1-8 NOTHING that told me I could be pregnant! I had period type low cramps every day like when I would always get my period, I was so distraught this expensive procedure that was NOT covered by our insurance would work and I prayed so much that it would. I literally would go in another room and cry by myself every night thinking this had failed and we would have to try multiple rounds and eventually have to do IVF. I didn't want my extremely faith positive husband to see me.

Then on 9DPO I was at the mall with my mom and I got dizzy twice. Thought that was weird for sure!
The next morning, I woke up and had a hint of egg white CM in my underwear which by the time I am about to get my period I am dry as s bone or get the sticky white CM. 2nd major clue. That night I took I clear blue test and got a faint BFP!!!! I knew it! All the praying we did to ask God for it to work the first time, and he listened!!
Don't get discouraged, and ask God almighty to step in and work a miracle for you, he has rescued us time and time again.
Good luck ladies, we are so excited and can't wait the arrival of our little blessing.

BFP on Clomid! Barely any symptoms!

This was my 6th round of clomid! If it didn't work my doctor told me I would need to see a specialist. I didn't ovulate with 50mg or 100mg clomid. But 150mg clomid worked!

Cycle began 11/03/16. 33 day cycle. Hubby and I had sex every other day from day 10 to day 20.

1-12 DPO-Absolutely nothing
13 DPO-Mild Cramps
14 DPO-Mild cramps, metallic tase in mouth
15 DPO- Mild cramps, BFP within seconds!

If you don't have symptoms in your tww, stay hopeful! You could be like me and not have many at all! Good luck and baby dust ladies!!! <3

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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!!!

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