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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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I've posted earlier this week in the "Do you think I'm pregnant?" section. 70% voted that I was indeed pregnant. You were right :)

As I said in the other post, it was my third IUI. This time, the DR prescribed Femara instead of Clomid.
I tried really hard not to pay attention to symptoms because I always have a few and I end up disappointed.

Symptoms I always have: - Sore and heavy boobs - Nausea - Fatigue - Craving sugar - Spotting at about 7 DPO (on Clomid, not naturally)

This time was the same and different at the same time:
Since the IUI, I felt a mild pulling/ pinching sensation in the left ovary.
It got more intense from DPIUI 10-11 and moving into the uterus area. I started have nausea around the same time.
Craving anything (always hungry) from DPO 11
I told my BF that the apple he bought tasted like onions last weekend
Cried during the Biggest

I didn't really plan when I would POAS but my BF bought a dollar store HPT at DPIUI13 so I said why not. And to our big surprise... BFP :)) We rushed to buy 2 digital FRER, both were BFPs.

Blood test at 14 DPIUI confirmed with HcG level of 239! We are SO happy!

Baby dust to all of you :))

Finally Get My BFP Today!!

Hi All,

I am shocked, excited, happy, nervous and a lot more emotions going through me right now! Yes, I am 4 days late and got my BFP this evening. Now for my symptoms..... Honestly, this month I felt nothing. This is my 3rd Clomid cycle (100mg). My doc asked me to take it from day 3-7, but I missed day 3 and started day 4-8, did not check ovulation days, missed the day 10 & 11 of possible ovulation days, did not keep my legs up in the air for half n hr, I DID NOTHING!!
I have been reading and going crazy with all the information, but I feel it will happen when the time is right. In fact I felt I was pregnant last month for sure, I had all the symptoms - breast tenderness, cramping, bitter taste, headaches, bloated and gassy, hunger, etc. But af showed her face, I figured I had all those symptoms due to high progesterone levels.
This month had none, last week my breasts started getting tender, nauseous since 2-3 days, cramping like af cramps, I definitely thought I’m out this month! I didn’t even get any implantation bleeding. Today on my way back, I just stopped and got a test to just make sure and I cannot believe my eyes!! BFP!!
What I did different this month? I prayed! I’m sure he will answer ur prayers! Good luck to everyone and baby dust to all of u!

Clomid + Pre-Seed + Low Sperm Count

Me: Not ovulating
DH: <1% morphology

After 3 months of trying when we visited the doc, she said that it was highly unlikely we would be able to conceive naturally. Not only was I not ovulating, but husband had a low count with bad morphology. Just when we were preparing for ivf we went in for a second opinion. Doctor said it might be worth trying to take Clomid for 3-4 months. Without much hope we started on 50mg Clomid... Also used Pre-Seed. Again, contrary to what the doctor said, I ovulated on cd12!! I was charting so I knew.

Much out of habit I poas at 13dpo and threw it aside! And to my surprise, a moderately dark line was starting back at me... :-)

The only symptom I had was sore breasts starting 8dpo... All other cycles when I thought I was pregnant I used to gabber mid cycle bleeding, headaches, nausea, sure breasts, increased cm, etc..., but this month took us by surprise!

Thought I would shared my story.. Good luck ladies!


Me: 40 years old
Hubby: 45 years old
We have a 2 year old and have been trying for 1 year to get pregnant. We tried ovulation kits, 5 cycles of Clomid/hcg and 1 cycle of IUI with Clomid/hcg. I had cysts that were significant between some of the Clomid/hcg cycles and had to rest those months. I also am 35 pounds overweight so was trying to eat healthier at time this worked for me.
Dr believed that my cervix changed with first baby and that hubby's sperm couldn't get passed my cervix so not making anywhere near my uterus/eggs.

Period started, but Dr needs to know the full day of period
Day 5 saw fertility specialist for ultrasound to make sure no cysts before start Clomid
Day 5-9 Clomid 150mg
Day 11 Dr said to have sex
Day 12 saw fertility specialist for ultrasound to make sure I had an egg that was large enough. I only had one egg. I was hoping for two to three and when the Dr. sensed my disappointment she said it only takes one egg to get pregnant.
Day 12 at 10:30pm the Dr had me take HCG 1cc (5000 units)
Day 14 semen collection dropped off at 8am, scheduled for insemination at 10:30am (took less then 5 minutes). Dr. did not have me lie down after procedure and I was on my way. No lubricants, so saliva, keep warm (put in between my breasts to take to facility to keep at body temperature and had to be delivered within 1 hour of collection) Dr. stated to avoid ejaculation for 2-5 days before insemination, but Dr had us have sex on Day 11 before 2nd ultrasound.
Day 15/post IUI day 1 HCG 1/2cc (2500 units)
Day 18/post IUI day 4 HCG 1/2cc (2500 units)-I missed this dose as I left town and forgot to take.
Day 19/post IUI day 5 had a few breakouts on my face, vivid dreams
Day 20/post IUI day 6 had strange twinges only twice but noticeable
Day 21/post IUI day 7 had loose stool, gassy, bloated
Day 22/post IUI day 8 had pressure on anus/vaginal area during day and vivid dreams in the night
Day 23/post IUI day 9 had all of above but could attribute to anything else
Day 24/post IUI day 10 had vivid dreams
Day 25/post IUI day 11 BFP with faint line. Used First Response. According to them this is a positive result but because of IUI Dr. states not to test until day 14 but I couldn't wait.
Day 26/post IUI day 12 BFP positive again. No darker same faint line. Period due. Feel pressure on anus/vaginal area again.
Day 27/post IUI day 13 BFP positive again. Called Dr. and they ordered a blood test and progesterone. Feeling a bit tired by end of day which I usually get a second wind so this is different for me.
Day 28/post IUI day 14 Office called and congratulated me. My numbers HCG is 80 and states normal is 60-100. Will retest 4 days later because of weekend otherwise would have been 2 days later. Tired today, couldn't keep my eyes open and itching around breasts which was what happened with my first pregnancy but no soreness/tenderness to breasts during entire time. After I found out all my symptoms intensified such as loose stools, tightness in abdominal area, itchiness to breasts, different twinges in abdominal area and tired.
Good luck to all of you and I hope this helps.

Finally, Big Fat Positive!!!!!!!

I have been TTC for almost 2 years and finally got my BFP! I have spent many hours crazily searching the Internet for pregnancy symptoms to help get me through the TWW every single month. Finally, after 2 months of testing with a specialist and a round of Clomid (100), we are pregnant. My symptoms were a little different this month.... here they are:

1 DPO - was standing waiting for luggage in baggage claims and had a really cool fluttering feeling in my uterus for a couple of minutes. Never felt that before. Like twinges and it occurred to me that maybe this is what I had been reading about.

2-5 DPO - a little crankiness, crampiness and sleepiness (thought it was from traveling back from vacation and re-adjusting to work). Eating because I feel hungry but then feeling "yucky" afterward. Huge boobs, and a little sore, just extra fleshy on top and heavier and my husband agrees - definitely bigger! Major back pain for a day and bad acne on cheek (I was thinking it was from the Clomid). Extreme constipation. For the life of me, could NOT go even though I had to ALL week. Never experienced that before.

6 DPO - Energy - cleaned out the basement and closets! Then more back pain (maybe from lifting boxes?), then later in the afternoon very sleepy and feeling depressed. Laid on the couch while my husband went to Mass without me. He took me out to dinner to get me out of my funk and I had spicy food. Extreme heartburn after. Short with hubby when we got home and had tightness in my chest and it was spotty (like when you get nervous or something).

7 DPO - Got up quickly from bed because I thought I heard my husband leaving for the gym, but decided I wanted to go (to get myself out of this funk), and felt lightheaded and dizzy... had to grab the door. At the gym worked out on the elliptical but felt yucky and didn't push too hard. Bloated... wore a dress that day since shorts are too tight. More heartburn at night (thought it was from the pasta I ate, though looking back, I never get heartburn but at this point I was talking myself out of any symptoms). Gassy, and TMI, it smells sooo bad, like something died up there!

8 DPO - No cramps, no CF, but not dry either...a little wet. Headache on my way to lunch (but heat wave so thought it was from the sun). Some 'weird' twinges or movements, but nothing indicating to me that “this is it”. If I hadn't been sitting at my desk, without much to do, may not have noticed. Test on $ Tree test. Nothing. 2 hours later, a smudged line where it should be. I am thinking to myself, darn cheap tests! Some small twinges in bbs. Gassy.

9 DPO – Only cramps for about 1 minute after running up the stairs, then they disappear (just a fyi usually I have cramps from O to period, I know, lucky me!). At lunchtime I feel these sharp crampy type of feelings behind my belly button for about 5-10 minutes. I search the Internet and one site says this is a common pregnancy symptom, another says it is an intestine problem. Go figure. I am major bloated... look prego already and wearing elastic wasted shorts. Frequent urination. When I cook dinner I have two sharp pains in my belly (near my belly button) and say OWWW out loud. Hubby asks if I am okay, and then it happens again. He says that it is probably gas. After dinner, I try on my bridesmaid dress for an upcoming wedding with different colored shoes as a favor to the bride so she can choose shoe color for us, and CANNOT zip the dress up, nor can my husband, not even close. Oh no! I cannot return it, and I definitely need a bigger size. Start crying. Take a pregnancy test and a purple dot shows where the second line should be. Hmmm... these cheapo tests are now showing dots not lines?! Decide to get 'real' tests in the morning. Go to bed early because I am sooo sleepy and decide to deal with the dress issue in the morning.

I Knew It! I Knew It!

I wasn't ovulating on my own. Started first round of Clomid ever- 100mg.

O day - Extremely painful. 25mm follicle on u/s finally burst and BOY did I feel it.
1 DPO - Pain lingering from O. Crampy.
2 DPO- Pain still lingering from O. Feels like AF cramps. Extremely bloated. I looked 4 months pregnant.
3 DPO - Still bloated. Wondering if this is ever going to go away. Doc says it could take a week. Noticing I am getting tender breasts.. but who doesn't? I mean, these are fertility meds!! C'mon!!!!
4 - 8 DPO - Bloated and back starting to ache a bit. Feeling crampy but it seems like AF cramps. Dull pain in uterus. Figuring this is still all from what I call now "My Super O".
9 DPO - Crying at everything! Husband makes the mistake of telling me a story about a baby bird having to be put down by the humane society because of a damage wing and I lost it as if a person had died! MY NIPPLES HURT! I had to tell the husband - NO TOUCHY! Noticing my back is starting to ache. Still cramping. I cramped through my whole TWW.
10 DPO - Same as 9 DPO but starting to notice I am constipated. Why can't I POOP!??!
11 DPO - Same as 10 DPO, but now the AF cramps are coming... and I am spotting brown every time I wipe.
12 DPO - Had neg HPT on 10 DPO... I am thinking Clomid is just messing with me. Thinking this is a terrible sick joke and that AF is right at my front door. Still spotting very lightly when I wipe. On and off. CRAMPPPPPPY! I call in my second round of Clomid and cried all day. I am too crampy... AF has to be coming.
13 DPO - Why is my temp still up? Back ache, boobs hurt, moderate cramping, spotting, emotional, MY GUMS ARE BLEEDING?!?! What the?!? My gums NEVER bleed. More cramping. I decide to test. Internet cheapie.. faint postive.. Called in the big boys with the First Response Early Response and BAM - BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!
14 DPO - Crampy... Spotting still but First Response Early Response is even darker and I get blood test confirming!

I am now on Progesterone as my levels were a bit low, but all is well and all looks normal!!!

I ...still... can't.. believe I am posting this... I WAS JUST READING THESE!!! xoxoxox

Good luck ladies!

Finally BFP 9DPO with Clomid After 10 Long Months TTC #2!!

Hello ladies! Finally after months of lurking around on this site I get to post my BFP story. I could not be more shocked and excited and oh so happy all in one!! And let me just say every single story on here has given me hope that IT WILL HAPPEN!
Background~ I have had PCOS since I was 18 I am now 28. DH is 29. Got pregnant no problem and had a healthy baby boy in 2008. Sept. 2011 we started TTC#2 as our son was about to be 3. Got off the BC (nuvaring) in Aug. And I swear that is another reason that my cycles got messed up. After 5 months doing everything right, (or so I thought) I saw a RE. We figured out I was not OV'ing on my own. First 2 cycles of Clomid and HCG shot did not take but I OV'd on both. I took a rest in May. DH had SA done and all was more than perfect. At that point I was done. I felt lost and everybody else around me seemed to be getting pregnant so easy. So after I put my big girl undies on and went back to the RE in June I was not playing anymore!! lol What I think made a huge difference this cycle is that I did not have a period 1st. My RE said that there is a new study that says women with PCOS sometimes do better without the shedding of the lining. He is the Doc so I went with it. Started Clomid 06/6/12 100mg for 5 days. On 06/18/12 sono with RE showed 1 21mm follie on the left and 1 23 follie on the right. Lining was at a 12. RE said that was perfect and that I could trigger that night and BD the next 3 days.
So here are the goods~
*We used Pre-Seed every time we BD'd and layed in bed at least 30mins to an hour after and I also took Mucinex pills twice a day.
*trigger 6/18
BD~ 6/16, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21
OV Day~ 6/19 crampy
1dpo to 5dpo - light cramps off and on, gassy, drank some wine and just tried to relax at our lake house, bad constipation and very moody/emotional, nipples VERY sore. Thinking this was not our month.
6dpo to 8dpo - still off and on cramping, now boobs are sore along with nipples, creamy/wet CM, bloated, moody, was testing out the HCG and 8dpt dark positive hpt test, 9dpt a very lighter hpt then 10dpt went back up to a dark positive hpt
(side note* the last 2 times that I've triggered the HCG gone within 11dpt, as in a neg. test)
9dpo - back pain, crampy, gassy, bloated, sore bbs and nipps got blood test back and I indeed OV'd and HCG said 7?? HMMMM. Did another blood and progest. was 22 and HCG went up to 13!!!!!
10dpo - BFP. Called RE and he confirmed that I am pregnant!!! Early but pregnant!! I was shocked, excited and I still don't believe it!
Hoping and praying it sticks and I hope all you fabulous ladies get your BFP ASAP!!!!
Baby Dust to all!!!!!!!!!

TTC Success Male Factor, IUI CLomid

I used this site every day for almost two years. It took my husband and I almost two years to conceive our first child. When we started I was 27, husband was 29. After many tests (all "normal" for me, low motility for hubby (think from 0 to 5 on a movement scale sperm was rated a 1), 6 rounds of Clomid, and three IUIs we finally have our baby on the way! I am now 19 weeks pregnant. I did not have any symptoms during the two-week wait. On the day my period was scheduled to arrive, I actually felt like I was going to get my period – same cramps and bloated feeling. I experienced all the same signs and signals leading up to aunt flow- and believe me I was looking for signs. I also charted for a year and a half and this chart was no different than my normal charts. No triphastic graph or anything. I got to know my body pretty well over the two years of trying. There were no signs. We were shocked and thrilled when we took the pregnancy test and it finally said positive. I told myself I need to post that, to give hope to all you ladies out there like me that do not have any signs during the two week wait. Don't count yourself out! :)

Also, for those who do chart… do yourself a favor and stop taking your temperature the second you get your positive on that stick!! My temps went up and down for a few weeks… with no rhyme or reason. All the information did was stress me out about impending miscarriage with every low dip. I stopped taking my temperature on the advice of another charting friend. :)

***I also want to mention that I prayed every day that God would give us a child. Two of my favorite prayers: Prayer to Saint Anne and Prayer to Saint Gerard. God blessed us with this pregnancy and I continue to pray for our baby's health every day. My husband and I are so grateful for this blessing. He is listening to all of us. ****

This Time Felt Different

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about 1.5 years, after I had been on the pill for about 12 years. I'm 35 and he's 37. Everything checked out fine at the doctor--my tubes/ovulation and his sperm count, but the doc put me on Clomid (serophene) from day 2 to 6 of my cycle the last 4 months, but said we'd have to 'escalate,' since it wasn't working. I never recorded my symptoms or checked daily basal body temp each month, I knew it would just make me insane...
I have pretty regular 25/26 day cycles and ovulate around day 11-12. My doc recommended sex every other day to build sperm count on the off days, but this time we did it every day from day 9 through 13.
Here are my symptoms-- I really did feel like I could tell a difference this month compared to the last 18 months:
Was constipated 1-2 days after ovulation (I never get constipated).
I had really bad heartburn (first time ever!) about 1 week after ovulation.
I've been plowing through rennies all week my indigestion/acid reflux was so bad.
I felt carsick on the bus to work about 4 mornings in a row, starting 1 week after ovulation.
I wasted 2 pregnancy tests testing too early, 3 days and 2 days before the period was due. Both were negative but maybe a faint positive the second time.
The day my period was due, nothing-- normal discharge, sore boobs but not as sore/swollen as they sometimes get, pretty bad lower back pain but no actual cramps. The day after my period was due I had light brownish/pinkish fluid with a thin/creamy consistency (if that makes sense...) all day long (but only when I wiped) and it never changed consistency or color, unlike when I am getting my period. It was also a bit lighter than the pre-period brown blood. When I saw it in the morning though I started crying, this is usually a sure sign my period's coming. This morning (2 days after it's due) the discharge is still there but getting fainter.
I wanted to wait another day before testing (I hate wasting all that plastic, packaging etc) but got a test after work, and it turned into a plus sign right away as I was counting to 120. Once you see a positive test you won't keep examining all the tests in different light to try and see a line like I had been doing-- it will be apparent right away.
This site gave me a lot of comfort and guidance during the monthly 2 weeks of torture over the last year. Good luck to everyone!!

BFP After 2 Years!

Started TTC 2 years ago. Since January I have been taking Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase and for the last 4 months taking 100mg Clomid.

Last month we tried IUI for the first time, but were not successful. This month I took Clomid and was all set for another IUI, but I used OPK at the wrong time of day (too early), missed the surge which came a few days earlier than expected and therefore did not go in for IUI. Thought that I had missed my chance this month and was very disappointed and therefore did not take Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase either. I kept waiting for AF to arrive, but apart from a bit of spotting when I thought AF was due, nothing. DH and I BD two days before when I think I must have ovulated - this is the only occasion it could have happened on as we were abstaining for a few days before the IUI.

I had one pregnancy test left from last month and I decided to try it this morning as I thought it was odd that AF hadn't come. I figured my hormones were probably all over the shop because of all the drugs and I had started to do a new diet and that maybe this was delaying AF. I didn't really expect anything to be positive - in fact I have an appointment with the fertility doctor this afternoon so that I can get medication for the next cycle! A faint line appeared fairly quickly and eventually darkened. Over the moon! Shed a few tears as it is so unexpected and longed for, particularly as it happened without IUI and without Duphaston. DH won't believe it!

Symptoms: I actually felt as though I had less symptoms this month than I had in all the months trying before! I was so convinced I was out for this month that I didn't keep a close track, but a few things I noticed:
About 6 or 7 days after I must have ovulated I had one sudden sharp pain in the uterus area, took my breath away, but bearable.
About 10 dpo - small amount of brown cm - thought this was AF, as she usually arrives 10dpo.
11/12 dpo - some more light spotting, again, thought start of AF.
13/ 14 dpo - no more spotting - this is when I started to think it was odd. Other things I have noticed - slightly more sensitive breasts on the side on a couple of occasions.

I will hopefully get this confirmed at the hospital this afternoon before I tell DH. So happy but still a bit scared, as it seems too good to be true!

Wishing you all luck. Don't give up - I had almost lost hope of ever seeing two lines on a pregnancy test.