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BFP with Endometriosis

I tell you what: nothing soothes the soul like a whole web page dedicated to the stories of ladies just like yourself who have successfully gotten pregnant with endometriosis.

That's what you'll find here: real life BFP stories from ladies with real life cases of endometriosis. These kind ladies have provided their stories to let you know you're not alone, and that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Because you're not alone. And there is a light. Really.

So check out these stories, and be sure to send us your story when it happens for you. I also highly recommend that you check out FertilAid for Women success stories for women with endometriosis. It's quite inspirational.

Never thought this would EVER happen

My husband and I started trying in Feb 2012 and I got pregnant six months later. I was sick non stop for the next 8 weeks but then at my 12 week scan I was told there was no heartbeat which we were absolutely heartbroken about. After my ERPC we started trying again in Nov 2012 and after six months went to get checked out. The docs told me I was completely clear, there was nothing wrong with me and to 'relax' (yeah right). I tried everything - acupuncture, reading books, going on holiday, counselling - everything. I was getting irregular bleeding but again the docs told me it was just 'hormonal'. Then in January this year I went for a second opinion and this doctor said immediately that I had polycystic ovaries and possible endometriosis which I was shocked about. No wonder I wasn't getting pregnant! I had a laporoscopy and hysteroscopy in Feb this year and three months later, here I am with my BFP. What's important to note is that I had all the usual period symptoms - sore boobs, brown spotting and mood swings - so even if you think you are out this month, you may not be! It's not over until you see red - that's what I always say! but here are a few things I noticed that I don't normally get around my period. These all started the day I was due (CD27):

Nausea
Dry mouth/dry throat
General 'hungover' feeling
Extreme tiredness
Light headedness
Period-like cramps

I am so pleased that we have finally got a positive result but am still being cautious. Anything could happen I know, but there's always that thought in the back of my head that this one might be 'the one'. We will see. Keeping everything crossed for all of you out there - I've been following this website for a few years now and can't believe that I finally get to share my BFP story. Even if it gives hope to just one person then I'm happy I could help. Good luck everyone! it's the hardest thing you will go through but it WILL happen in the end. I never thought it would for me and yet here I am feeling super tired but super happy xx

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Honestly best day of my life

I've been on all sorts of boards and forums every month since 2012... I've literally had every early pregnancy symptom both odd and normal.  I stressed myself and my partner out for months.
In January 2012 we decided to not try -not prevent. ..(that's what he decided) I heard let's have a baby now! Had a CP November 2013
I tried everything in the book, BBT , soy , vitex , even a few rounds of ovidreal.  I became vegan (probably the best part of going TTC crazy for me) , I tried laying upside down with feet up, SMEP , every other day , my partner smokes so I tried to get him to take vitamin c to help the little swimmers out...Remember we(that really means he not me) aren't technically trying. After nearly two years I had to stop.
I realized I was having faith then losing it, putting my little miracle (miracles) on hold every time.
I decided to just have faith no matter what, the past 3 or 4 cycles AF has come ,I sigh and move on to find a tampon. I didn't let it consume me anymore. I still read all the TWW success stories, I still tried to keep an idea of when I may ovulate to at least give it a try. But the major things I did was 1. Enjoyed sex , I mean REALLY let myself enjoy it ...pass out when your finished , go to sleep smiling not worried that only going to get 3 hours of sleep sex ... Good times 2. Eat well , just good healthy nutritional food  and water 3. Thanked God for the eggs inside me and the blessing of life He could create inside me.

Symptoms:
Not super sure of dates but think I o'd CD 16 or17  . I'll use 17 just for reference. I had normal pms symptoms a few small twinges, a few funny smells and gas but nothing I can fully attribute to pregnancy
1-6 dpo nothing that I can remember
7 dpo cramps and a slight back ache,  when I felt the backache I thought there was a possibility but didn't want to get over zealous about it. I have ever changing PMS symptoms and thought this could be a new one...took hpt BFN Also some light spotting when i wipe
8dpo Took hpt ( i knew I shouldn't have) BFN, took a nap at work (typical) but was tired about an hour afterwards (not typical) , figured I just was more tired than normal for unknown reason.
9dpo peed in the bed during a weekend nap... starting to think I have a UTI because don't want to get hope too happy. Normal pms symptoms of bloating a sore boobs but boobs feel like they are top heavy
10dpo during my normal morning walk realized I have been peeing a lot lately...BFN normal pms symptoms
11 dpo spotting in AM light pinkish brown , AF due tomorrow, think she's playing with me but feeling good...hpt BFN or BFaintP or I'm just seeing things normal pms symptoms
12 dpo pee fmu with out taking test ( i hate when I do that) have to wait until afternoon because I have to hold it... There it was my BFP... THANK YOU GOD! !!
I have normal 28-30 day cycles was diagnosed with endometriosis 8 2005, but I decided I don't have it , normally O on CD 16,17 or 18
I'm blessed truly in so greatful. ..Mr not trying already has names picked out im so greatful and know that this is my time for my baby I'm excited and hope I can keep my lips shut until about 10-12 weeks them I'll start telling everyone.
My prayers are truly with those in waiting.

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2 years of trying ...

Hi ladies,

I remember coming to this board several times per day reading / analyzing / going crazy over not being able to get pregnant. I wanted to say HANG IN THERE ladies....it's not an easy road but it is possible, even when it seems so impossible. My story in the short version: my husband and I started trying in Dec. 2011. We couldn't get pregnant so after a year I went to a fertility specialist who suggested femara for a few months and then wanted to do 3 IUIs and then IVF. We did the Femara thing for a few months and we did one IUI. I just wasn't happy with the doctor we were seeing - looking back on it it was my mommies intuition already kicking in and just knew I should be doing something else. I switched to a different reproductive endocrinologist who, after I suggested it, agreed that a laparoscopy was needed to rule out any structural issues or endometriosis. I didn't have any symptoms of endo but just felt like there had to be something since I'm healthy and going on 2 years of not being able to get pregnant. This doctor did the surgery and the next month - BFP! We are now 37 weeks along. Honestly I have been so scared to come back to this site just because it brings me back to the sad place of crying each month and feeling so down and lonely. But I am the example - IT CAN HAPPEN!!!

Just an FYI: the month that we did get our BFP, I bled and spotted just like I was going to start my normal period. I was (again!) bummed and crying, etc... but then the full period never came. I took a test and for the first time ever, it was positive!

Keep your head up ladies!!! Know you are not alone in this. I started depression/anxiety medications while TTC because I was so down about it. It's OK if you need help during this hard time! I pray for you ladies all the time and hope your time is very soon! Also, if you aren't comfortable with your doctor, trust that and change doctors- I am the example of this !!

MUCH LOVE! xoxo.

BFP 10 DPO using Femara, the miracle drug!

My husband is 41 and I am 39. I have severe PCOS and don’t ovulate on my own, never have. Our journey began 16 years ago when we got married. For the first 6 years of our marriage we did all we could to conceive. I had 2 HSGs, 2 Laparoscopies (endo was found, and my tubes were twisted, so the Dr fixed all that), then I had a hysteroscopy done to clean out polyps inside my uterus. Then we did 4 IUIs with injectables and trigger shot. On the 4th IUI, I developed mild Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and the cycle was almost cancelled. Luckily it wasn’t cancelled and I got pregnant! My son was born Dec. 2004 (2 months premature). I had a very scary and very high risk pregnancy with him, so we put trying for #2 on hold for a few years. Almost 2 years ago, when our son turned 8, we decided to try for #2 because as my Dr put it: “Time is running out!” I had another HSG done, and things looked good, so we began treatments. We did 4 cycles using Femara, and trigger shot, and did not do IUI, but did timed intercourse. After the 4th cycle failed, my Dr did a Laparoscopy and found my right ovary was twisted and attached to my abdominal wall, plus more endometriosis. He cleaned all that up, but couldn’t get dye to go through my tubes. So a few weeks later, I had my 4th HSG.
Once I was all recovered, we went in to begin our 5th cycle. The Dr told us that if this last one failed, then he wanted to do IVF. We were devastated since we had already spent so much on treatments, drugs and then the surgery. We were out of money! But thankfully, we avoided IVF on this final attempt! Here is how it played out:

cd 5-9: Femara 2.5 mg 3X a day
Ultrasound scan on cd 18 showed on dominant follicle on the left
Trigger shot on cd 20
Had sex that night and two nights after
1 DPO: symptoms of OHSS (Bloating, lots and lots of painful bloating) Drank a gallon of Gatorade and felt better by 2 DPO
2 DPO: felt normal, no symptoms, drank more gatorade
3 DPO: Started Progesterone, drank more gatorade
4-6 DPO: No real symptoms, felt fine, BBs a little sore, but chalked it up to the progesterone pills I was taking, but had intense dreams, even dreamed I was breastfeeding a baby
7-9 DPO: sore throat, tired, hubby too, so we thought we were getting the flu. I was also emotional at the most random times.
10 DPO: woke up from a vivid dream with slight cramping on the left (same side as dominant follicle) felt different all day. Sore throat was still there, but no other symptoms
11 DPO: realized that I didn’t have any pregnancy tests at home for “Test Day” so I quickly ran to the Dollar store and grabbed 3. Came home and thought, “What the hell, let’s waste one just to get it out of my system” Came up positive right away!
12 DPO: tested using FMU on Dollar test and it came up positive. Called the Dr, got a blood test in right before the office closed
13 DPO: Dr called: hCG was 78 and progesterone was 32.6. I was pregnant!!!! And not only was I pregnant, but this cycle lined up almost to the day I got my BFP with my son 10 years ago!
14 DPO: tested BFP using First Response, just because I wanted to see my BFP again!

BFP after 6 days of positive OPKs!!!!

I had positive digital OPK"s for 6 days straight CD's 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. I also starting taking HPT's on cd 18 until I got my BFP since I've heard of people getting positive OPK's and it was just picking up HCG, which was not the case for me all of my HPT'S were 100% negative until 7 DPO. the OPK's finally went negative and I pinpointed ovulation on CD 16 with BBT, then on CD 23 i took a dollar tree HPT in the morning and it was a super faint second line but it was there after seeing that my temps had risen higher at 8 DPO I went and bought a first response digital gold and got a YES+.

Heres my BBT chart for my BFP if anyone wants to take a look: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4e0eb2

these are my betas:
8 DPO: BFP HPT
10 DPO beta: 36.0
12 DPO beta: 108.0
18 DPO beta: 1793.0
23 DPO beta: 7690.0

My doctor called today at 23 DPO and told me that i am 7 weeks pregnant according to blood work which is not the case at all i am only 5 weeks I'm really confused by this. I had a real period i know that i am not 7 weeks it was heavy red and 7 days just like a normal period no confusion i even know when i ovulated because i tracked it with BBT and OPK. Wondering if anyone has some input they'd like to share.

on a side note i also had acupuncture the month i conceived.

hope my story is helpful to others good luck & baby dust to all :)

BFP with endo, all natural, after trying for over 4 years!

I have been with DH for 4 1/2 years, and we started trying right away- because I had a feeling I would have a hard time conceiving. I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 30, and the pain is severe for a week or two before my period every month. I decided to leave it up to nature, and if it happened, it happened. Temping and stressing over it was just depressing. My cycle used to be 31 days, but the past few months it had switched to 35 days. Apparently, that was a good thing, because I conceived during the longer cycle.
My preg symptoms were extreme fatigue- I was falling asleep before it was even dark outside. Also slight nausea, and I can smell everything! Seeing raw meat while cooking dinner made my stomach turn. And sore boobs (but I always get those with PMS). And just this past week (I am 6 weeks now) I have been very teary and emotional, and my pants already feel a little tight.
What I did differently- I have been slowly changing my foods and toiletries to natural and organic options. Starting a year ago I started supplementing with green juices and smoothies. I buy as many of my groceries organic as I can afford. And if it's not organic, it's at least not laden with chemicals. I switched from shampoo and conditioner to the "no poo" method-using baking soda and vinegar. I made my own organic soap. I even switched out my cosmetics for natural handmade ones. I really think cutting all the chemicals and toxins out of my life helped me finally get my BFP!

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WOW! BFP WITH ENDO AND LOW SPERM COUNT!

Hi Everyone! Can't believe I am posting this and on the one month I didn't think I would be pregnant at all! We were only trying for 5 months but I have a very regular 28-29 day cycle and Usually ovulate on day 13-15 and I used OPKs from the very beginning so it definitely made me think something was wrong and I got pregnant the first month trying with my other 2 kids!

I've had endo for a couple years now and my periods were getting horrendous.
We also found out hubby had a low sperm count of around 11-19 million. Motility was normal though. I tried everything to TTC the first 4 months from opks, pre-seed, mucinex, softcups, evening primrose, supplements/vitamins, you name it!

This was the first month I STOPPED ALL of that! And BAM BFP!

I was scheduled for an HSG test to check my tubes in a couple months and kind of gave up on hope until then so I was more relaxed and accepting that it probably would not to happen until I found out what was wrong.

Symptoms were EXACTLY the same as my regular PMS symptoms. There was nothing special about this month and now I know that symptom checking was a big waste of my time all these months! If anything there were a few less pms sympoms I usually get every month like no spotting the 1-2 days before AF or night sweats, no regular pre-af migraine either. Also I am rarely late for af except one time by 3 days that really tricked me and had me upset so I said I would never test before that time frame!

DPO:1-8 NORMAL, NOTHING NOTICEABLE AT ALL

DPO: 9 SORE/TENDER BOOBS STARTED (Like they always do at this time. I for sure thought I was out when this happened since it was such a normal pms thing for me)

DPO: 10-12 STILL SORE BOOBS AND terrible cramps/shooting ovary pains begin. I also get a little of this a few days before I start af but these were so much more intense and I couldn't even sleep. I thought I was gearing up for the worst period of my life. I still don't know if this was worse for me because of my endo or not.

DPO: 13 BOOB SORENESS TAPERED OFF A BIT AND I THOUGHT AF WAS AROUND THE CORNER BECAUSE MY SORENESS ALWAYS GOES AWAY 1-2 DAYS BEFORE I START.

DPO 14: AF DUE....WOKE UP WITH BREAST SORENESS BACK FULL FORCE! WEIRD....MAYBE I AM PREGNANT CAUSE IT'S NEVER GONE AWAY AND THEN CAME BACK A DAY LATER. STILL BAD CRAMP/OVARY PAIN. Don't want to test in fear of a negative and decide to wait until I'm at least 3 days late cause I've never been that late before.

DPO: 15-16 TENDER BOOBS, SAME PAIN IN ABDOMIN.

DPO: SAME SYMPTOMS AND DECIDE TO TEST BEFORE I DOWN SOME PAIN KILLERS FOR THE DISCOMFORT IN MY TUMMY. BAM! BFP!!! LINE CAME UP RIGHT AWAY AND WAS DARKER THAN THE TEST LINE ON MY FRER! Couldn't believe how dark it was and thinking I probably would have found out sooner but didn't wanna be disappointed with a negative. Then took a Clear blue digital that said I'm 2-3 weeks along. Soooo excited and shocked that I couldn't stop looking at the tests!

Never thought it was gonna happen cause I lost so much hope after the other months trying.
I almost think me relaxing more this month and not expecting it to really happen helped as dumb as that sounds!

I did notice more ewcm 3-5 days before I was supposed to ovulate because I barely get any of that. We did use a little coconut oil every time we BDed because I like the feel of it and heard it doesn't harm sperm. I think pre-seed is a waste of money because that never got me pregnant but if you like it (which we thought it was messy and hated the feeling) than use it. Also Mucinex made my cm too watery and didn't do much at all. I did continue taking (1) Evening primrose oil pill everyday, even during 2WW because it helps my PMS a little.

I honestly didn't think I ovulated this month because my Clear Blue Digital Advanced Ovulation tests kept giving me "flashing Smileys" for 10 straight days, indicating "high estrogen" but I NEVER got the solid smiley for detecting my LH surge and I knew If I would have ovulated it would have been with my 2nd back up cheapy line tests that I also used that were positive and matched with my charting. Also I always get O pains and that tells me I am and strangely I didn't have those for 2 months and was worried.

Don't waste your money on the expansive OPKS because they are confusing and not very accurate. I like Answer Brand test strips.

I never did tempting because I kinda knew when my ovulation was based on my Answer brand OPKs and my normal cycles. I think tempting would have stressed me out way more than anything and would have been more of a negative obsessive thing for me.

Any Questions, feel free to ask!

Finally BFP after trying everything and I mean everything apart from ivf

I can't believe I am getting the chance to write on this board after months and months of stalking it for any ideas to help us conceive.

This is my third child, I am now 5 weeks pregnant but this is the only one that I have struggled conceiving with.

I came off the pill over a year and a half ago, two months later I wasn't pregnant and was in a lot of pain. Numerous trips backwards and forwards to the doctors resulted in a referral for a laparoscopy, this lead to the discovery of mild endometriosis. Even after the surgery the pain didn't stop and I then went on to develop sciatica and ibs. Think the doctors gave up with me and didn't know what to do except throw co codomal my way.

In the meantime, we tried everything. We changed our diets and stopped drinking. We tried pre seed and fertilaid for men as my partner feared he had a low sperm count. Two months ago my partner went to get his sperm checked and everything came back fine. The doctors told me they couldn't understand why we weren't conceiving unless they had missed some of my endometriosis. I felt like giving up.

I then looked into a tablet called Maca... It's used to balance hormones and can help with fertility issues in women. I thought it was worth a go and thought it might help with the pain I was in from the endometriosis.

While taking Maca I decided that I would give it a month to kick into my system so that month we used nothing, my partner didn't take his tablets, we didn't use pre seed and I didn't do any ovulation tests. I also didn't stress over when to have intercourse. The Maca started working straight away, I had energy and was pain free, it was fantastic. That month we only had intercourse once.

Imagine my surprise when a test came back positive :-) I have now had it confirmed, my symptoms are bloating and really sore breasts but that's it for now.

I honestly think the Maca tablets worked and would highly recommend them, but I also think it helped that for the first month we weren't stressing over it and I wasn't symptom spotting at all.

Hope this helps ladies

GOD DELIVERED ME A DREAM, THEN MY DREAM CAME TRUE!

I promised I could get on here and tell my story when it finally happened...
We have been trying for 1 1/2, but married and wishing for babies for 4!

I have 2 diseases I've been struggling with, Vulvodynia and Endometriosis

I had surgery for a gigantic ovarian cyst back in December. I have cried and prayed and waited for this pregnancy! My doctor, one of the best in the world in her field, sadly told me we probably would never get pregnant on our own.

It had become far too painful for me to purchase expensive sensitive tests again and again and so I pretty much decided to not take one before my period was due anymore...until I had my dream 2 nights ago

Clear as day I tell you! I had a dream that it was urgent I check a sensitive test because I was pregnant and I needed to know, my husband needed to know!

I woke up wondering why God would place such a false hope in my dreams only to see the typical 1 line. I tried to forget about it but it was a torn on my side, constantly bugging me throughout the day "should I just check already?!?" So I stopped off at Target, bought the darn test and came home...yup I got my faint line! I went to the urgent care who INCORRECTLY told me I wasnt pregnant...uh no buddy FRER tests are much better than your dollar store cheapies, I asked for a Beta Blood Test and I felt the Lord's peace on me, that the DR was wrong. I went home and tested 2 more times last night, both positive. This morning I tested 3 other brands and all positive!!!

Here are my symptoms which made me feel this COULD be the month:
- At about 8-10 DPO I had pain that literally brought me to my knees. I remember calling my husband and telling him I wasnt happy bc it was either implantation or another cyst, and knowing my luck I knew which it would be..
- I'm 28. With that said, the last time I got an ear infection was probably 20-25+ years ago! But on Good Friday, I noticed my ear was quite painful. Went in on Monday morning and found out I had 2 different types of infections in one ear. As usual, just to be sure during my 2WW I asked for only meds that would be pregnancy safe. The reason I think my ear infection was definitely a symptom is because I know your immune system gets weaker during pregnancy and what better way than for me to get an infection I havent had for 20-25 years? haha
- Yesterday before I tested, I felt nauseous and cranky, but I attributed that to eating fish and maybe it didnt sit well
- For the last 5 days I've been exhausted, but I thought it was because of Easter planning and prep, and bc my body was trying to fight off the ear infection..not making a beautiful little baby!
- and here's the kicker for my symptoms: Minimal breast pain and tenderness! EVERY SIngLE CYCLE since we started trying has made my breasts feel like a ton of bricks 1 week before my period. It hurts even wearing a bra or kneeling down! But this time I was 3-4 days from my period and they were just "sore" Again not conventional, but it was something my body was trying to tell me.

Put your faith in God PLEASE! We have had our friends, our family, and our entire church praying for us for this baby. God delivers.

3.5 years trying with Endometriosis and 3 failed IVFs.... a natural conception!

Where to start.... My husband and I began trying for our first baby in September 2010, I had a gut feeling something wasn't right due to not conceiving and getting increasingly painful periods. I eventually had a laparoscopy in August 2012 where I was diagnosed with moderate to severe endo. We were then told to try again for another 6 months - nothing. We were then referred for IVF and started the process in March 2013.

1st IVF - poor response (1 low grade 2 day embryo transferred = negative test)
2nd IVF- poor response (devastatingly we has no embryo to put back in)
3rd IVF - much better response (1 top grade 5 day blastocyst transferred = negative test) 1 top grade embryo frozen.

Following this process my husband and I were in bits and I couldn't see a way forward and didn't know how much more I could take. It just felt like it was never going to happen for us and I reached some very dark days.

Our last failed IVF was in Feb 2014, the following cycle I fell pregnant naturally!! To say it was a shock is an understatement. Im almost 6 weeks along now and still sometimes have to pinch myself. I had all the usual PMS symptoms I always get, so only became suspicious when I was nearly a week late and decided to test.

In my case my testosterone level was very very low (only recommended this was tested by my acupuncturist) not health professionals and she recommended I took ionised DHEA which is believed to improve egg quality (I took this for a few months prior to our last IVF , which definitely made a huge difference). Furthermore a nurse recommended I followed a strict gluten free diet to help with inflammation - well the month I did that I got a BFP. Oh and I started taking Zita Wests pre conception supplements and Vit D spray.

To all of you out there who are desperately hoping for your BFP, I wish you all the best and I think Im proof that miracles do happen. Infertility is the toughest thing I have ever been through and it affects so many aspects of your life, but you will get through this xxx

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