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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.

And when you get your BFP while taking Clomid, we want to hear from you! Send me your symptoms through this contact form.

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.


BFP on First Try w/ Clomid 11dpo!!!!

So.... we have been TTC for 9 months. Last month, the DR put me on Clomid 50mg. I didn't experience many symptoms on Clomid but it did make me an emotional basket case. Those symptoms kicked in around day 9 of my cycle which was day 5 on Clomid and lasted for about a week. I was crying every time I turned around and I AM NOT a crier. Granted, what I was crying over was justified; it just wasn't typical behavior for me. At the same time, I was in a very boisterous mood. So, MAJOR mood swings, there.


Ovulation occurred around June 8. We weren't trying too-too hard, I was just getting the hang of Clomid and charting and all that and I wasn't getting my hopes up that we'd get it right on our first try. We BD'd on June 7, and then not again until June 11. So, I'm going to assume that 6/7 & 6/8 were the lucky days.

1-5 DPO - Didn't really have any symptoms
6 DPO - Having a pinching pain in lower left abdomen, feels like o-pains
7 DPO - Pain moved from left to right side, otherwise not much else going on
8-10 DPO - Skin breakout, cramps, tender breasts, bloating (suspecting AF is coming). Came home from workshop and decided I'd take a HPT just for giggles. BFN. Threw it in the trash.
11 DPO - Came home from workshop. Felt fine all day. Good mood. Boobs still tender, light cramping, getting irritated with the breakout and wishing period would start soon because I'm going to NYC next week. Decided to take another HPT for no apparent reason. As I was waiting for the test to be finished, I pulled the one from yesterday out. Whoa! There's a line. I'm wondering if I just didn't look at it long enough or carefully enough the day before... or if that is just an evap line. As many HPT's as I've taken in the last 9 months... I've never EVER had an evap line even after several hours. So, I look more carefully at the test I just took. I walked away and returned about five minutes later.... 2 minutes later than the test suggested. There was definitely something there. BFP? Really? I waited about an hour or so and squeezed out a little more juice (TMI, sorry). It was light and I figured I'd just be wasting a test, but did it anyway... this time with a different brand. BFP right away!!!!! The line was still pretty light, but it was unmistakable and no way it could be an evap line.

I'm in shock. I can't believe it finally happened. Calling the doc tomorrow to get a blood test. Will have to wait until after NYC for a visit. DH was adorable. "Is it supposed to be that light?" "Take another one." I'd already taken 3. I told him I couldn't take another one yet. "Why?" "What if it just means you're getting your period?" It doesn't work like that, sweetie. LOL!

Pregnant After 27 Months of TTC and 2nd Round of Clomid and IUI

Hi Ladies,

I used this site to get through what seemed like a very long 2 1/2 years of trying to conceive. I wanted to share my story to encourage those in similar situations to take a deep breath and keep on trying!! Never give up hope.

We were on our second round of Clomid and IUI and were told by the doctors I likely had/have endometriosis and that if our third round of Clomid and IUI were unsuccessful, I would under the laser laparoscopy procedure to see what was going on down there.

I was 5 days before my expected and very regular 27 day cycle period, and like most of you out there was pretty much addicted to peeing on a stick every month.... (I wonder how much $$ I spent over the last 2 1/2 years...LOL). I use the Clear Blue Digital Tests so there is no mistaking and no "is there a line, is there not a line" debates within my brain. Just as I had suspected, NOT PREGNANT showed up pretty much right away, so the test goes into the trash and I accept the fact that another round of Clomid and IUI are around the corner.

At this point, I felt EXACTLY like I was getting my period. I mean, there was not one single thing that would have led me to believe otherwise. But never the less.... just in case.... the next morning, 4 days before my expected period, I took another digital test. Left it on the counter, had my coffee, let the dogs out, ate breakfast. When I came back in to take a shower, I grabbed the test, threw it into the trash and saw PREGNANT 1-2 WEEKS. I swear I stared at it in silence for about 3 minutes before asking my dogs if they saw what I saw.... LOL! I took 7 more digital tests that day and all were PREGNANT 1-2 WEEKS. My compulsive testing continued until those tests read PREGNANT 3+ WEEKS.

I am now 13 weeks pregnant, my husband and I heard the heart beat of our little one just the other day. We pray every night and thank the man upstairs for blessing us with such a wonderful gift, and we pray this baby will be healthy and happy!

:) BFP on 3rd Clomid+IUI Cycle YAY

Dear ladies,

It's been a pleasure reading all your success stories over the past year, and I am very excited to be able to post my experience with the 2ww. Shortly, my DH and I (both 35 yo) have been trying TTC on our own for 2 years, and then went to an RE for help. Since we were dx u n e x p l a i n e d the doctor suggested 3 months of 100mg of Clomid + IUI. After the three months we would meet again and discus other options.
The first two months nothing happened even though I developed several mature follicles, and my DH's samples were perfect. At the beginning on the third assisted cycle we decided it would be our last. I also had to go out of country for 10 days, and was not even monitored, but the day after I got back I had my last IUI (two days after a positive OPK). 14dpiui I did an HCG blood test and a day later (yesterday) I got a call from the clinic. :) The test was positive (HCG=40) and I had to listen to the voice mail several times before I started believing it was true! And then I cried.... :)

1-6dpiui nothing, but I noticed normal cm (Clomid usually makes it disappear), vivid dreams
7dpiui some cramping in the uterine area, vivid dreams
8-12dpiui fatigue; I even had to take a nap to get rested, vivid dreams
13-14dpiui bloated, fatigue, cramping, vivid dreams
14dpiui BFP :)
15dpiui bloated, fatigue, cramping, vivid dreams
16dpiui Woke up at 4:30 and could not go back to sleep :) Temp still up (36.9C); Feeling good.

Was this any different from my other 2ww's?
A few things a little different I noticed were:
- more vivid dreams than ever
- fatigue
- no spotting 13-15dpiui (I usually spot before AF)

Thank you for reading my story. I hope yours is a happy one too! :)
Good luck and have a wonderful life!!!

BFP after 11 Months! First Round of Clomid

DH and I have been trying to conceive for about a year - 8 months in I changed doctors. After blood work I found out I ovulate but it was weak :( First round of Clomid and I got my BFP this morning! This site has been very helpful to me so I wanted to share.

cd 5-9 Clomid (FYI - Clomid made me very weepy and sad this is not my personality at all - felt like I was in a fog - horrible feeling).
BD - cd 5,6,7, 12, 14, 15
OV - cd 16 1-4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO (went for CD 21 blood work) - levels are great! Really weird pains in legs all night - didn't sleep well.
6 DPO - extremely fatigue felt horrible slept a lot
7 DPO - more fatigue
8 DPO - tons of cramps during the day - feels like period, cramps gone by night
9 DPO - stabbing feeling in right side throughout the night. Temp was higher today than any other day (98.21)
10 DPO - crying a lot, weepy and sad, blurred vision, bm, light poking right side at night HPT - negative
11 DPO - crying a lot, weepy and sad, a little cramps and nausea
12 DPO - temp dropped to 97.52 - my lp is usually right around 10 days. I thought I was out and AF was on her way but I didn't have any cramps etc. I remembered reading some people have a dip around this time and it goes right back up so I didn't give up all hope. HPT negative
13 DPO - temp went back up to 98.09 took at regular HPT very very faint +, ran to the store and bought FRER and the BFP showed up! We've been at it non-stop for almost a year. We were getting discouraged but kept praying and kept at it. Now we are praying that it sticks! Calling my doctor on Monday for a blood test.

Over the last 11 months I thought I was pregnant at least 6 times. I had all sorts of "symptoms" that I now believe were connected to my low progesterone. My symptoms were much less this month. The stabbing in my right side and the crying and being sad gave me hope this month. I am not an "overly emotional person" but this month I was getting on my own nerves with all the crying and sadness.

Finally!! Best to Stop Trying....Who Knew?

After a year and half of unsuccessful not-preventing-so-let's-see-what- happens, we decided to seek professional help. I was 37 at the time (now almost 39) and my husband 43 (we found each other a little late in life). Neither of us have children and I never tried to get pregnant before so didn't realize how difficult it really is!! I do have endometriosis so figured I may have some issues so when we found our RE we thought that it would be pretty simple with a little help. 5 rounds of Clomid and 3 rounds of IUI and nothing. I did have a chemical pregnancy on our 2nd IUI but nothing at our 3rd. At that point my RE recommended other options but since I was not considered a good candidate for IVF (low reserve) we thought about egg donors but it was just too much!

Our last IUI was in March 2012 and we decided to not try anymore. The whole thing became just too disappointing and stressful. So, we figured, we love our life and each other and we could devote our time to other family members and activities and maybe spend our lives doing things our friends with kids can't. :-) It actually sounded pretty good to us so we booked a cruise and planned a great trip to Europe in 2013.

I got a BFP on 5/22/2012 and the best part is we only did the deed once after my LMP on 4/20/2012. Yeah, once. We were in the midst of planning our wedding (married 5/11/2012) and had A LOT going on.

At 4:15am on 5/22 I decided that being 4 days late warranted a call to the doc b/c I have NEVER been late but maybe I should rule out pregnancy. I didn't know the lines showed up that fast. I barely put the test down and it was all aglow with PREGNANT!!!!

As for symptoms = sore BBs; occasionally a wave of nausea comes over me and I'm pretty dang tired. But it's not even every day. Just when I think, oh no, I feel nothing, what's wrong? The next day I spend 3 hours nauseous.

My HCG levels have been rising nicely and my first U/S is in 2 days and I can hardly contain myself. I am trying to be positive but the lack of symptoms freaks me out so I remain cautious but extremely hopeful!

It can happen and I just think you have to be willing to accept either outcome. Be willing and happy to have children or willing and happy to move on without children. Your life will be fantastic either way. I know, regardless of the outcome of this pregnancy, I will be so grateful for my life and my husband and that I found the love of my life at 37. I'll be holding out hope that the next love of my life will arrive in about 7.5 months :-)

Here's to all those women trying and my hopes and prayers to us all for success!

BFP on Clomid Cycle 5

One natural conception in 2011 with twins, m/c at 8 weeks
5 Clomid cycles, BFP at 100mg d1-d5.
U/s D0 = 1x18mm, 1x20 mm follicle
1dpo = constipation
2dpo-6dpo= emotional, depressed, felt premenstrual
7dpo= feeling of premenstrual cramps and spots outside of t-zone
8dpo= intermittently sore nipples
9dpo= pregnant friend tells me my "boobs look massive compared to normal"
10dpo= couldn't resist temptation, took early preg test, BFN.
11-12dpo= convinced cramps are premenstrual, worst cramps starting mid evening and around 12am-2am. Uterus felt full and pressure on right side. Very vivid dreams every night, which I remember in detail. Head felt foggy after day of housework.
13dpo= severe nausea before lunch and again mid-arvo to early evening. Constipation. Fell asleep at 7.30 on couch (very unusual, night owl). Strong cramps around 11.30pm. Vivid dreams again.
14dpo= Nipples sore in morning. Decided to buy prego test on way to work. Tested mid-morning. BFP!!!! After finishing happy dance, called endo, had blood test an hour later. Results in afternoon e2=1111, prog=87, hcg=174. More nausea.

BFP After 5 months on Clomid = Over the Moon

My periods have been irregular since I went off of Depo-Provera almost 2 years ago, so I knew TTC would be a challenge. Last fall, I decided to try to regulate my cycle naturally with Vitex , acupuncture and Provera to bring on a period. It helped some, but not enough. So in Dec 2011 we decided to try Clomid. Now after 5 frustrating months of Clomid, low progesterone and wacky unpredictable cycles, I finally have my BFP. It was to be our final month trying at home (My partner and I have been inseminating with fresh sperm at home. We are lesbians.)
I had an appointment scheduled with an RE to start the IUI process. I have never been happier to cancel a DR's appointment.

This month -OPK's- I had acupuncture before and after ovulation (I highly recommend this. It is not magic but it relaxes you and definitely helped bring on ovulation), used a small dose of Pre-Seed some days, took 100mg Clomid days 3-7, Fertile CM, B6, baby aspirin and 200mg prometrium vaginally starting 3DPO and on. I also took Mucinex on my fertile days.

This month felt different from the beginning. The first thing I noticed was that my nipples did not get sore after ovulation like they usually do but my breasts were tender the ENTIRE time deep aching pains. I was also incredibly thirsty for most of the 2ww.

Here are the rest of my symptoms:

CD 14- watery cm, o pain -home insemination
CD15- positive OPK =ovulation day-Pre-Seed-home insemination-watery cm, o pain, vivid dreams

DPO1 – home insemination – Pre-Seed
DPO2 - diarrhea, vivid dreams
DPO3 - backache, bloated, diarrhea, gassy- acupuncture
DPO4 - backache, constipated
DPO5 - backache, lightheaded
DPO6 - left side pain, backache
DPO7 - mild cramps,backache,vivid dreams,small temp dip
DPO8 - same + temp spike dpo9 - same + lightheaded
DPO10 – same + fatigue, mild nausea
DPO11 - felt good early in the day went for 3 mile hike but later lightheaded, diarrhea, nausea felt just plain crappy decide to test see faint line almost right away on internet cheapie
DPO12 - BFP with FMU on FRER- constipated, mild cramping and pressure, starving- pregnant on EPT digital
DPO13 – constipation, mild cramping and pressure, lightheaded, sensitive nose and exhausted

I am overjoyed it has been a long 5 months I can't believe its real.

BFP's and babydust to all and to the ladies having a tough time don't give up it will be worth the wait.

Secondary Infertility; 38 and Overweight

I have deliberated whether to write, as things are so fragile and new, but decided to share my story with the intent to bring hope to others. I am 38; DH is 41 - we conceived our first child 5 years ago without effort. Assuming #2 would be as easy, we decided to wait and well, when we were ready to try or bodies weren't :(

I spent 1 year "on my own" trying, then sought the help of a specialist who turned me a way as I was overweight (I am size 18); so I cried, tried to lose weight, and well, nothing. Found a new Dr, who welcome with open arms.

There was no official reason for our issues. DH was fine, I was fine. We did 5 rounds of Clomid - nothing. Then Clomid with IUI - Nothing. My insurance didn't cover IVF and truthfully I was very nervous to go there. We had one last attempt at IUI - and we started looking into adoption.

This time, we did the Gonal pen and trigger shot. The day of IUI, was a Sunday, and we used the "on call" Dr, who said DH counts were low and not to count on this working. Needless to say, I was devastated.

We DB for the next few days; all the time feeling very sad and hopeless. On about 11 DPO, I was convinced AF was coming. Horrible cramps. I called my Dr to advise we were out.

The only thing different this month as in past, we my boobs - HURT so bad (but I thought was from all the meds)

Sure enough, on 13 DPO we got a faint BFP. We were in shock - denial almost. We are now 7wks (saw heart beat yesterday) and graduated to OBGYN.

The strangest things were the cramps - how horrible and the soreness above.

We have a very strong faith in God and prayed every day. We believe this is a gift from God and hope our little bean sticks with us.

Don't lose faith - there is hope!! God Bless & baby dust to all.