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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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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. 

BFP @ 11dpo, TTC for 12 Months with Irregular Cycles

We have been TTC #2 for 12 months. I was due to start fertility treatment next month (Clomid) due to my irregular cycles - which have been ranging from 30 - 45 days. So happy to get the BFP at 11DPO. This month I didn't test from 7DPO like a nutter, in fact I have still been having the odd tipple as I really thought it wasn't going to happen without treatment. I've had very few symptoms and it was only the spotting (I'm guessing implantation) that made me test. I ovulated on CD20, so there's hope for all you late ovulators out there!

CD 20 - BD & Ovulation (according to fertility friend)
1DPO - nothing
2DPO - sore bb's
3-4DPO - nothing
5-7DPO - a new spot each day (I do get spots, but they appeared in random places on my face rather than the usual T zone)
8DPO - nothing
9DPO - when I bent down to pick up something from the bottom shelf in a shop, very dizzy when I stood up, in fact I couldn't see straight for a couple of seconds
10DPO - spotting at 10pm at night. Just a little red blood when I wiped. Thought this was very strange, but didn't get my hopes up.
11DPO - The red blood, had turned brown, only a little on a panty liner. Before I got in the shower, I did an ovulation test on a whim with FMU (too chicken to do the real thing), it came back positive almost straight away!. Plucked up courage to use a Superdrug pregnancy test that has been sitting in my draw. Strong BFP. Tell hubby and cry with happiness! Also took another test during the day which also came back with a strong BFP.

When I was pregnant with my first, my bb's were on FIRE from 6DPO, this time round I've hardly had a peep out of them. I conceived my first from ovulating on CD17 and this one at CD20, so it can definitely happen when ovulation doesn't happen at the textbook CD14.

One other thing...my hubby gave up hot baths (showers only!) about 2 months ago. His semen analysis from around a month ago was very good, my fertility consultant even commented on how good it was. It was much improved to one he has done when he was taking regular baths.

Good luck everyone! 

BFP With PCOS and Clomid

I just got my BFP! I am 10 dpo. Husband and I tried for about 6 months with no luck, then doctor diagnosed PCOS and put me on Clomid (100mg, days 3-7). This was my first month on the Clomid, and I am also taking progesterone supplements currently. Normally I take those started about 2-12 dpo and then stop them to make my period start, but doc will likely give me a bigger prescription to keep me on it for the whole first trimester because of my PCOS (I make very little progesterone on my own).

I started feeling symptoms about 4 dpo, and I thought I had to be imagining things, or that maybe it was the Clomid/progesterone mix playing mind games with me.

4-6 dpo: Just "felt pregnant;" sore nipples, backache. I have had the sore nipples every cycle with the progesterone, so I tried not to get my hopes up. I also had slight nausea on day 6, but it was during a car ride and I chalked it up to motion sickness.
7 dpo: Very tired, and a different kind of tired than normal. It reminded me of pulling all nighters in my college days; that slightly delirious feeling where you feel like you could probably just close your eyes and fall asleep while standing up. I tried to explain this away because I had stayed up late the night before and not slept well. Slight cramps, which is normal at this point in my cycle because of the progesterone.
8 dpo: I had half a beer at a party (none of our friends know we're TTC, I slipped it to my husband when no one was looking), and joked to my husband later that of course I would end up pregnant now that I had let a sip of beer past my lips.
9 dpo: Nipples not as sore and backache gone; assume I am out for this month and start planning next Clomid cycle. Slight nausea. I feel more emotional than usual, which is very out of character for me.
10 dpo: BFP! Husband was with me, we are beyond excited. I am technically only 3w5d, which is ridiculously early for telling people. I have had to pee about 500 times today, and I was exhausted mid-afternoon. Light nausea comes and goes; seems to get a little better if I eat something.

Hopefully this pregnancy will "take" and I can carry it full term. I'm very excited to tell my parents and in-laws on Father's Day! 

It Took Much Longer Second Time Around!

This site has been my saviour in the last 8 months so I'm hoping my story can offer some support too!

First time around with our 2.5yr old daughter, we hit the jackpot the first month. This time, it's taken 8 long and stressful months and 2 rounds of Clomid.

After 6mths trying I went to get checked out and was told by the specialist it was unlikely I was ovulating.

This was a shock because every month I had an OPK+ on or around day 14/15 plus OV cramps. My cycles had suddenly started to become a bit shorter after being a 28 day girl all my life, so I guess that was an indicator. They suspected I was gearing up to release an egg but for whatever reason I wasn't.

So after a month on 50mg Clomid, then a second month on 100mg I now have my BFP! I really cannot praise my specialist and Clomid enough. I know so many ladies having problems second time around and I just wish I'd gone to get checked out sooner.

Anyway, I was a serial symptom spotter so here's mine to add to the mix...!

1-8dpo - nothing
9 dpo - slight BB tenderness (normal for this time of the month)
10 dpo - BBs getting more sore (normal).
11dpo - BB tenderness increasing (normal), feeling v tired at 2pm, had to take a nap! Increased thick CM (unusual) EXTREME BLOATING! Beyond belief in fact! So strange as I have quite a flat tummy but today I look 6 months pregnant.
12 dpo - BB tenderness coming and going - more at night. Still quite bloated. Had to take a quick power nap at 230pm.
13 dpo - BB's not really sore anymore, maybe a bit at night (probably because I keep prodding them!) Convinced AF is coming because the BB tenderness has subsided. Slight uterine twinges. Think it's AF coming. Another nap at 230. If I'm not pregnant there is something wrong!
14 dpo - Woke up at 3.30am feeling extremely nauseous and BB's sore again. Yey! I knew from that moment I was pregnant. That unmistakable morning sickness feeling. Went out first thing and bought a FRER and didn't even have to wait. Those two beautiful lines showed up immediately. Twinges on and off all day
15 dpo 3.30am nausea again. Great. Here we go...!

Wishing you all the success in the world and here's to lots of healthy and happy little 2013 babies! 

Everything's Possible!!!

First time round on Clomid 50mg CD2-6, ttc#1! I used OPK, ovulated on CD12, took a baby aspirin everyday starting CD1(Doc's orders), took Robitussin starting CD11 up until CD15, temp'd whenever I remembered/wasn't too busy. ;)

1 DPO: Nothing Special
2 DPO: Nothing Special
3 DPO: Nothing Special
4 DPO: nothing Special
5 DPO: Nothing Special
6 DPO: Nothing Special
7 DPO: Very swollen boobs and nipples.
8 DPO: Very Swollen Boobs, painful to touch especially the nipples. Started mild cramping.
9 DPO: Painful swollen boobs, cramps. Extra hungry!
10 DPO: Very strong AF like cramps and painful boobs again. Very small amount of EWCM. Took two Dollar Tree cheapies and BFN. Extremely hungry though!!!
11 DPO: VERY strong cramps, swollen boobs, and BFN CVS brand.
12 DPO: 98.9 temp! BFP VERY faint positive on CVS brand and digital and Dollar Tree cheapie with FMU! Still cramping and really hungry! No more swollen boobs! DH is still in disbelief…wants me to hold off another week to test again but I've become a junkie I can't stop, especially now!
13 DPO: 98.4 temp! Took another CVS brand and another EXTREMELY faint line BFP but this one was even more faint! Will go to the store and buy more lol. Have to pee more often. Also around 10am started feeling very NAUSEOUS on an empty stomach and had weird cravings for beans??? Lol

****Took another test @ 12pm, during lunch, CBE digital, more expensive for my testing addiction but figured more accurate, and it was BFP!!!! It read "pregnant"!!!! Thank the Lord!!!! With Him all things are possible!!!!

****Baby dust to all and never give up even when it gets really difficult!!!**** 

BFP After 5 Months of Clomid!

Hello!! I can not believe I actually get to post MY BFP on here. I hope it helps all of you waiters, I know I have been on this site EVERY month and I am so thankful for it.

My DH and I have been TTC for just about 2 years, 5 months of that I was taking clomid. At first, the clomid did not induce ovulation, so the doc increased my dose every month until finally O'd with 150mg. I had an HSG test this month. I felt a little different and was keeping track of my symptoms, so I hope it helps!!

1DPO- No symptoms to note
2DPO- Tired, took a two hour nap today!! Definitely not typical for me.
3-7DPO- No symptoms to note, just a little more tired than usual
8DPO- Cramps in middle of night and increased CM in the morning
9DPO- Light cramps off and on, starting to get worried that AF is on the way.
10DPO- Cramps in early morning, pink CM when went to the restroom...(sorry if TMI, implantation?)
11DPO-tired and hungry!
12DPO- cramping off and on
13DPO- Cramps off and on, hunger pains in the night, tired, eyes heavy when watching TV in evening.
14DPO- Gassy, fatigue, thirsty, hot.
15DPO- Tested FMU and BFP right away!! I am so praying that a healthy little one will be here right around the holidays!!

Baby Dust to all of you and I hope you get your BFP soon!!

BFP After First Round Of Clomid And PCOS

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be able to post of here. Like most of you, I have been stalking this site for the past few months. I am 25 and my dp is 30.  I came off bcp about 2 years ago, and haven't had any pregnancies or scares in that time.  When we wanted to ttc, I went to a specialist who put my on clomid as i was diagnosed with slight pcos.  This was our first round of clomid.  I was temping, but never noticed any real big change so wasn’t sure what day I o’d, except that the dr gave me an estimate it was the 11th of March.  So here are my symptoms: btw, we bd every other day, and stayed laying down for at least 10 mins every time after.

CD1 – 25 Feb
CD5-9 – Clomid
As mentioned I am not sure what day I o’d but prediction was 11/3 so cd 16
1dpo – very tired. Felt like i had a constant stitch under my right rib. A bit of cm
2dpo – feel mild af like cramps, thought milk for brekkie tasted funny. Woke up with an ulcer just inside my lip.  Strange as i never get ulcers. Light cm
3dpo- left bb slight tender, still have af like cramps, not as much cm.
4dpo- sore throat, pelvic area started feeling fuller/heavy. Getting thirsty a lot more. Sharp pain lasting a few seconds in right side.
5dpo- bit of a stuffy nose, thought I must be getting a cold from the kids. Weird note, when leaning my stomach against a bench at work, it was tender. Odd much!!.  Bbs really itchy the last 2 days. Af like cramps again. Thinking i must be out this month.
6dpo- new too early, but again not sure of o’d date, so did hpt, was bfp.
7dpo – meant to do blood test today to see if clomid worked to increase my progesterone, but didn’t get a chance to.  Going away midweek with dp, will go then.  Very tired in afternoon and had a 2 hour nap.
8dpo- no real symptoms, no cm at all, felt a little nausea in the morning like the feeling when you haven’t eaten in ages.  So had something to eat, but still felt nausea. Still thought I must be coming down with something.
9dpo- bbs getting tender but af should arrive in 4 days. Slight stuffy nose still and nausea again today. Still no increases cm and feel like af like cramps, definitely think we are out. Started feeling like I have been more out of breath the last couple of days.
10dpo- dp and I go on holidays for 3 days.  Did another hpt just in case to see if I could have a few drinks while we are away.  Bfn.
11-14dpo – didn’t really take not of anything because thought we were out and just relaxed while on holidays.  Still took temp though just so I could show my dr on my return.  Only thing i noticed was af like cramp feeling still.    Am convinced I am out.
15dpo – cm today.  Felt like napping all day, but thought was because been on holidays and lazy. Lol. looked at test from 10dpo and the bfn turned to a positive. But because you are not meant to read after the time limit i thought i would test the next day just in case.
16dpo – didn’t get a chance to test fmu, so waited until I got to work and did frer. Got a BFP straight away.

I cannot believe that this is happening to me after waiting so long to have a baby.  I haven't told my dp as yet because have a dr appointment tomorrow and want to confirm definitely.  Am praying that this is a sticky bean.  Baby dust to you all..!!! and just remember, even if you don’t get too many signs, it can still happen.

BFP After TTC With Clomid

Hi!  I am happy to say I have been stalking this site and made a few posts in the clomid forums and stuff like that and I just got my BFP!!!!  How wonderful!!  Dr. said my hubby would have to do an IUI because of his super low sperm count and he was on fertility med for awhile and did not help at all. I have PCOS and not regular periods. I have to take the progesterone pill to have a period. LOL

My last actual period was Jan. 24th. I took clomid on days 5-9.  I went and have my progesterone blood draw on Feb. 15th. It was level .5. So it showed I didn't ovulate. Well Feb 25th, I had bad cramping and headaches for 3 days like I was gonna start. Nothing!!!

 Well The dr put me on the progesterone pill to start my period.  AGAIN NOTHING!!!!   I was over two weeks of taking the progesterone pill so I thought I better call my dr and say, "now what do we do"  But instead I get to call and say I have had positive tests!!!!  It's crazy how it works out!!! LOL

I was just about to give up!! ...and bam!!

I figured I had a late ovulation in Feb. and conceived then. But I don't know if the clomid helped or not. What do you all think?? 

Baby dust to all !!!!

2WW Symptoms

After two years of trying, we finally got a BFP. I promised myself that I would come here and share my 2ww symptoms as coming here in all my 2ww passed time for me and also gave me hope. The thing i found with pregnancy symptoms is that they can be just like your period or almost anything else (Gas, bloat etc)

25 March- CD 1- Period
CD 2- CD 7 Clomid 150
CD 9- 11 Gonal f 75 iu
CD 12-14- Gonal F 150
CD 16- Ovitrelle Trigger 250
CD 17 - Supposed Ovulation
CD 19- Horrible LO pain, assumed it was OHSS couldn't move, very bloated, feeling gassy but not passing anything
CD 20- Extreme bloating, sore breasts, Nausea, threw up once, pain in lower abdomen.
CD 24- Creamy CM, sore breasts, enlarged breasts, bloated, slight heaviness in abs, slight period cramps
CD 29- Positive urine test and positive blood test at 23 miu
CD 31- Increase in HCG to 78.4 with second blood test

I wish every single one of you a BFP soon, a healthy pregnancy and an end to this anxiety, I also hope this baby sticks for me!

Baby dust to all x

 

BFP My First Month Of Clomid! Been Trying Over A Year!

I am cautiously excited! Got my BFP this morning! I've been ttc for 13 (long) months. I have low progesterone and a short luteal phase. This was my first month on Clomid, 50 mg, day 3-7, and it seems to have done the trick!

I have a 28 day cycle and usually I ovulate on cd 18, but with Clomid I ovulated on cd 14. Here are my symptoms:

1-3 dpo: Nothing
4 dpo: Some twinges in pelvis, nipples slightly tender.
5 dpo: Mild pulling feeling, not like period cramps. Breasts a little tender (not abnormal for me). Poor sleep the night before.
6 dpo: Really tired (went home from work to take a nap), sneezing, slightly stuffy, mild headache, nipples tender.
7 dpo: A little tired, tender nipples.
8 dpo: A tiny brown spot when I wiped in the morning, nipples tender, sides of breasts tender (again, normal for me). Took 21 day progesterone test.
9 dpo: Light brown and red spotting throughout the day, ache along left side of torso. Test results for progesterone were bad: 7, when RE said 10 should be minimum and 15+ ideal. Thought I was out this month for sure, but started taking progesterone supplements just in case.
10 dpo: A tiny bit of spotting early in the day, then nothing. Nipples tender, headache. Evap line? or faint positive? on a dollar tree test in the afternoon--don't know why I even tested. It looked negative, then I came back hours later and there was a line. Going to test first thing in the am tomorrow!
11 dpo: Clear BFP with FMU using a dollar store test! Came up within 2 minutes! Not super dark, but not that light either!

For those of you with low progesterone, hang in there! I started taking the progesterone supplements at 9 dpo, but if I could do it over, I would have started immediately after ovulation. I found this website very helpful in giving me hope about conceiving with low progesterone: http://lowprogesteroneinpregnancy.com/about.html

Good luck to everyone, especially those who have been trying for a while! I feel your pain and am posting this to give hope to you! I know that reading others' stories did that for me.

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