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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.

BFP @ 12dpo!! dark first signal hpt

I finally get to post a bfp story, WAY sooner than expected! This is not an ideal situation in the least, it's going to be hard and DH and I will be extremely tested along the way, but as I've been waiting to ttc again for close to 2 years, I feel blessed(: I was preparing a hardcore boy sway (which ended up being very weak bc I only got 1 cycle into it) while waiting for DH to be ready to ttc our 2nd, and I got a surprise bfp at 12dpo! We had sex on o day and DH used po method, he said he did NOT have an accident in the least. What I did for my boy sway: changed my diet from acidic to alkaline, 1 full cycle of fertilitea, 1-3 servings of Bolthouse Farms "Green Goodness" or "Daily Greens" juices daily, and 1-3 teaspoons of cinnamon daily (on toast with honey, in a spoonful of honey, on mashed banana with honey), & I ate plenty of bananas for potassium. I hope this all helped me sway blue, but I won't know for about 5 months lol I definitely think te fertilitea & cinnamon aided in my conception, considering we were not trying atm, and I had not known cinnamon could help reduce insulin resistance and aid conception I was simply taking it for its alkalizing properties! I think fertilitea and/or cinnamon are both worth a try if you've been ttc for awhile and are trying to stick to the natural approach!! I'm pretty sure I have endometriosis but have not been diagnosed, I get severe pain(keeled over for 10+ min from DTD close to af and sometimes even close to o, and I suffer a very short light af and agonizing cramps that persist even after af has left. I think the fertilitea helped correct this, I started taking it 1.5 weeks before af last cycle and drank 1 serving (about 12floz) of triple strength(3tsp) tea a day leading to o, and 1 serving (10floz) of double strength(2tsp) tea every other day post o. Symptoms by dpo(: 1-6dpo - a LOT of chunky,white, & wet cm, but only when checking for cm. 6dpo - backache, af type cramps (EARLY in cycle compared to "normal"), gas! 7dpo - .7 spike in bbt. Af cramps, Backache, irritable, tender bbs, watery cm (this time it is slightly leaking onto panties, this is the ONLY time in tww I had more cm than normal!) gas!! Very irritating sore throat 8dpo - bloated. Horrible headache in pm (not an af sign for me, I rarely get them) Irritable!, af cramps, still sore throat 9dpo - backache, heartburn (later in tww than "normal"), watery cm(only when checking), napped (never happens), throat no longer sore even though no meds not even cough drops taken..odd. Also, no more bloating. Usually when af bloating starts, it stays until af. 6-9dpo - woke each morning feeling like my tummy turned into a bottomless pit, sooo hungry. Constant painful stretching stitches from ribcage down to lower abdomen. light af gurgles. alternating sharp cramps in lower left and right abdomen. Quick burning waves over lower left abdomen. Wave of nausea in evening. Constant Backache and af cramps afternoon temps 99.1-99.5 10dpo - sporadic shooting sensations through right bb. Bbs less sore but still a tad. Feels like pressure on rectum, feels like I need to have a bm but there's nothing in there(sry lol). Temp 99.3 by 9am. While laying down, suddenly entire body had a warm buzzing feeling, like a ghost was pulling a really cozy blanket over my whole body lol, weird. SLEEP! DH off work today, napped during the day from 2-6pm, then in bed by 11pmand slept til 7am(waking once at 3am of course!)! I NEVER do this anymore! Not since I was pregnant with dd! 11dpo - still af cramps but wayyy less intense than previous days. Bbs don't seem sore at all. Flatline temps. Temp 99.5 at 11am. Nauseas, hot flashes. Bloated but in a weird way, not uncomfortably but very tight/round feeling? Bbs ACHE horribly at night. Not really tender, but my Whole chest, soo achey! & Never thought frequent pee breaks was a real tww symptom until today! 12dpo - 5th flatline temp. Noticed it felt like a lack of symptoms which is unusual with af approaching, esp when it has felt like af was working up a store on me in previous dpos. Bbs not tender but random aches. Feeling good this am surprisingly, normally by now af cramps would be getting intense! Pit in stomach, cramps, like muscles won't stop stretching. Slightest Nausea. Backache. No af gurgles (usually am gurgling almost constantly by now). Random stabs in nips. Also note, no increased cm from 9-12dpo. It is exactly like af cm! No ib either, which I DID have my last pregnancy. Very quick sharp pains, very annoying dull af cramps. Abdomen is taught & tight. Headache. BFP NO HOLD!! WHAT?! 13dpo - so far this morning, nothing. Aside from again waking at 3am, then 7am(I have woken up at these two times consecutively since about 8dpo) and being up for the morning.. I feel nothing. Bbs don't hurt this morning, no nausea. I feel great!

BFP after 2 months with thin pcos and mild endometriosis

After going off of birth control pills for 10 years, I only had 3 periods in the following 9 months, one of which lasting 60 days. I went to my obgyn even though we were ttc yet, and tested positive for PCOS. He told me it would get difficult to get pregnant on my own and so we decided to start ttc asap with the help of clomid. I started clomid 50 mg without having a period first, did not ovulate at all. In addition I had just started acupuncture and herbal medicine at this time. I also started a low carb diet, a prenatal vitamin, and daily inisotol. The second month I had been doing these things for a few weeks and we decided to try clomid 50 mg again, again without a period first. I ovulated and got my BFP 2 weeks later. Symptoms were extreme cramping which intensified the week before my BFP and sore breasts a few days post ovulation. I really do believe the acupuncture and herbal medicine were huge contributing factors and would recommend them to everyone.

BFP After 4 Years of TTC with Clomid & Trigger Shot

First off, this site has helped me so much and I have stalked it now for a long time dreaming of the day we could add our BFP story!!!! DH and I are still in total shock & it doesn't feel real after trying for 4 years. Well, long story short... I have PCOS and I had mild endometriosis. Here's our story! February 2014- First consolation with my fertility specialist. March 2014 I had LAP surgery to remove the mild endometriosis, check for cyst, and to make sure my tubes were open. Surgery was a piece of cake. April 2014 I had a U/S done to see if I had any cyst on my ovaries, so I could start Clomid.... Well... I had cyst on my right ovary. I had to take birth control for one month. May 2014- I had another U/S done and the cyst were gone!!!! I started taking my first round of Clomid 50mg CD3-7 with trigger shot and timed intercourse. On June 7th I took a hpt & got my BFP! On June 10 I had blood work done at my fertility specialist office to confirm the BFP!!! The only symptoms I noticed were my nipples, boobs were sore, and felt very full. I had cramping like AF was about to show. Towards the end of my TWW I wanted to eat everything in sight. I just want to give hope to those who have PCOS or endometriosis, it can be done!!! Now I just hope and pray our bean sticks and it's happy and healthy no matter what. Ashley

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'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: 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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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!