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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.

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

Finally BFP!! First month trying vitex :)

So first off ..... OMG I'm pregnant!! Been reading sites like this for 6 years with no luck . For years I used everything from the cbfm to the Internet , nothing, finally after months if heartbreak I decided to try vitex before using medical assistance , and I'm freaking pregnant!!

Here's how I took it, went to gnc and bought a bottle of the pills , took two pills twice a day from cycle day one to cycle day 15 (have a 30 day cycle so half of my cycle) I od on the 18, lots of ewcm

My first symptom, boobs sore from day of o till now

Also I had very dramatic PMS for this whole time, ccrampy , moody , headaches, , sore full boobs, exhausted, completely totally exhausted. These were between 10 dpo till now

A week around when af was due I was all of the above plus starving and a little nasaous if I didn't eat, definitely always hungry and the weird one a lot of my hair is coming out, I knew I was preg as I had this when I was preg with dd 12 yrs ago

So if you've thought about trying vitex I say do it!! Def worked for me!! Still can't believe I'm pregnant!! Took 4 boxes of tests to be sure LoL. Good luck an hope I helped someone I know this site has helped me.

We are so excited were having a baby !!

BFP at 13DPO! Two Faint Positives & Positive Blood Test!!!!!!!

Hello Ladies!

I am 22 years old and this is a very unplanned pregnancy but I am so excited! My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex all 4 days leading up to my expected ovulation. It was the one month I was not checking my chart to see when the absolute no no days were and I am not on birth control or anything so it was just one of those things. I'm young and I wasn't thinking with my head, we're all guilty of that at least once in our lives.
I began to get really heavy and sore boobs and my nipples were so sensitive. I also got REALLY bad acid reflux all day and night (I know that's not a usual symptom but it made something inside me know something wasn't right). I never get PMS symptoms other than sore boobs the day before AF is due so I checked my chart and put two and two together and that amazing two week wait set in. I was so curious about it because at 10DPO I had what I suspected to be implantation bleeding that stained my underwear. I never spot before AF. My periods are normally 3 days in length and I only get sore boobs and cramps the day before it's expected.
I finally decided to confide in my twin sister and I told her I was suspecting a bun in the oven. She happened to have one of the dollar store brand HPT in her drawer so I tested right away. I took the dollar store brands before and I would always catch myself "trying to make a line appear". When I took it I slowly saw a faint pink line growing next to the dark pink one. I just couldn't believe it. I called her into the bathroom and she said she couldn't see it. It is SUPER faint but it's there. I just pushed it to the back of my head and decided to just go to bed and not think about it.
Like all of us ladies suspecting a bun in the oven I just couldn't help myself. I bought another test (the blue dye) and got another SUPER faint line that morning. I decided to save myself the time and money and just go get a blood test. After waiting TWO long hours the doctor called me and told me I am pregnant! I was so happy!!!!! I got a fucking BFP!!!!!!!!

I do have endometriosis. I've had two surgeries already for it and I know I'm at high risk when it comes to pregnancy. With that being said I would love some prayers for a healthy journey through being pregnant. This is my first time and I'm nervous but I'm super optimistic about it. I am surrounded by a very supportive family and I have amazing friends.


Success with IVF #2 with mild endometriosis/unexplained infertility

I hope this helps someone out there, I read through every single story on this website twice during each IVF cycle!
I have stage 1 (minimal) endometriosis and DH has no problems at all. They actually put us in the unexplained category. After a year of TTC and no luck, I had a laparascopy (where a few spots of endo were found) and we did about 7 cycles of letrazole and timed intercourse after that in which my RE told me I would definitely get pregnant since there was nothing really in the way and I was young (31 when we started). Well, I still didn't get pregnant. We didn't want to waste any more time so we moved on to IVF. We ended up with 8 blastocysts but we had to freeze all of them because they found a polyp in my uterus halfway through the IVF cycle. Moving on to the next cycle, we only transferred one of our 8 blasts because they said I was high risk of having twins due to my age (32 yrs). That cycle ended in a BFN. At that point, I thought there was something more going on here, like an implantation disorder or immune issues (too much google led to these thoughts). We moved on to frozen cycle #2. This time we transferred 2 blastocysts (one grade B and one grade C-which I was upset about). Lo and behold I finally got my BFP at 8dp5dt and am now 14 weeks pregnant with one baby!!
As far as symptoms, I had more with my failed cycle than my successful cycle. I had more cramping with the failed cycle and barely any cramping with my successful cycle.
I did however, start waking up at 5:30am every morning starting about 3 days before I got my BFP. That continued up until I was about 8 weeks pregnant. At the time, I didn't think anything of it but now I know that was a major pregnancy symptom for me.
I also had super faint and brief spotting 3 days after my transfer. You would have needed a magnifying glass to see it, but it was definitely there. That must have been very very light implantation spotting. If I wasn't a crazy person, I wouldn't have noticed it.
Good luck to everyone out there, it's a hard, hard road but everything will work out in the end!

Still in Shock

I had read stories on this website for almost a year, and told myself if I ever got a BFP I would share. Reading of others successes gave me a lot of hope!

After almost a year of not trying/not, not trying I decided to start tracking ovulation. After 3 months we got pregnant, but that ended in a chemical pregnancy. My doctor reassured me that "this happens" and nothing to worry about going forward. After 9 more months of no success, and hours of my own research I was convinced I had endometriosis. My doctor essentially said I was simply just too stressed and needed to "just relax". At this point I decided to start accupuncture and see a fertility specialist ( who also didn't think I had endo). We tried Clomid with IUI with no success, so at this point I really pushed for the laparoscopy to check for endo. After essentially begging, he agreed for the surgery. Well, it turned out I had Stage 2 endometriosis with an endometrioma in my left ovary. It was removed on October 9, and then on November 29, the next month, we got our BFP!! That November, I continued with Clomid and IUI, accupuncture and ate pinneapple the 5 days after IUI. We are now 22 weeks pregnant with a little girl on the way!

Moral of the story, always follow your instincts, do your research and never give up hope!

The Wicked Witch Coming For You? Maybe not. It could be BFP

First off, I am OVER THE MOON about this BFP!!! Holy guacamole!!! I had such WEIRD symptoms, and felt like even if just a few people see this, and feel better. Then I have paid it forward. I have read countless BFP stories, and I really hope this one makes your TWW a little less excruciating.

I didn't know when I ovulated this month. I wasn't using OPKs. I had just had my Mirena IUD out maybe 3 weeks previously! Either way, I used an ovulation calculator. As luck would have it when the day came around I felt like I wasn't ovulating AT ALL!!! I still BD anyway. About a week later I had every single sign of ovulation. So, just in case.... we BD away for a few days.

The weirdest thing happened. After that ovulation day... I just knew. It was as if I was doubting myself, but really. I knew!! My first symptom was that I had this tingling sensation where my right ovary would be! It was like I could feel the blood moving. That went on for a few days. Then I was SOOOOO hungry right when I woke up, which never happens. Right after that my sense of smell started getting better. Then a turn for the worse.... I broke out. I really felt uneasy about this, except it was a HORRIBLE break out. Which I also never get. By the next day I started having cramps, and I was SURE af was coming!!! I wrote an entire post about how I knew I was out. I kept going to the bathroom. I just was waiting and waiting for it! After a few more days I got these pains in my back, and I went to the bathroom thinking "this is it! AF is here". When I got there. It was a glob of creamy white lotion type of CM. This was when I started to get excited!! Then I was one day late for my period. Got a BFN. Thought I was out AGAIN. 2 days late, and started to realize if I ovulated late then my period would be late. That night I took two blue dye tests, and they were faintttt. Sense they were blue I figured I was tricking myself. I went to get some $tree tests. Took one, and a big BFN. I threw it on the table and called it good. The next morning with FMU I took another $tree after about 30 secs it looked as if it was a BFN. I was discouraged, and heartbroken. I left the test, and pee out. After awhile I remembered I left my pee out. I went back in, and there was a BLAZING positive!!! I started screaming and jumping. I got another test, and with the same FMU did it. Right away another BLAZING BFP. I ran to get a frer and another BLAZING bfp! That day it was confirmed by a blood test, and has only been getting darker!! Later I realized that BFN $tree test was actually positive! I just didn't see it! I wouldn't say check them after the time limit, but let the test sit for a bit! Don't be impatient like me!

You're not out until that witch shows up!!! Sometimes pregnancy symptoms are just like AF but worse!! Keep positive. Try to remember this will come right when it's meant to, and try to focus on the things you DO have! I hope this helps ladies!!

One other thing.... I only have ONE FALLOPIAN TUBE!!!! Have hope!!!

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BFP: The hardest journey

Married for 8yrs, always hoping for a surprise, but after 3yrs of traveling and living life, we needed to focus on starting our own family. Downloaded tons of apps, OPK's, bbt,read books, and of course the worst of them all, Google! Nothing! Making the call to the RE was hard, but nothing could have prepared me for what was going to happen next. 6 rounds of clomid, negative... Onto IVF, because we're candidates... My AMH was 1.4(2011).
Transferred (2) 3day embryos, at 7wks ended up in the ER with an ectopic. 5 days later, miscarried my second angel. Had a lap salpingectomy and after a 6month break, onto to round 2.
Retrieved 9 eggs, 9 fertilized! 8 made it to 5day blasts! 1 transferred, 7 frozen! Onto the good stuff!
1-3dp5dt no symptoms
4dp5dt, some mild cramping, felt like period was coming. This was by far the strongest of them all, but it wasn't like the pains I had during my ectopic...Very nervous, but no spotting. No trouble falling asleep, but waking up way to early...
6dp5dt more cramping, but it's more gas than anything! Progesterone?
7dp5dt feeling foggy start getting a headache- I never get headaches??? Drinking my coconut and electrolyte water- so strange???
8dp5dt, more cramping, but it comes and goes...
9dp5dt, headaches again?! Some cramping... Craving pizza... Yeah I like pizza, but I never crave it!
10dp5dt, BFP!!!! Beta is 523!!!!
I did 1year of Accupuncture... Prenatals, iron, and recently getting treatment from a chiropractor. Tilted uterus, and had endometriosis which was confirmed after 1st retrieval...

BFP first IVF

DH and I had been trying to conceive for 3+ years. I have endo, slight pcos, and a blocked tube. We tried three rounds of clomid, didn't work. I've had two lapraoscopies, and did 6 months of lupron depot shot. Hated the shot but it worked wonders on pain from endo. Anyways, fertility doc desided to go straight to IVF since I've never been pg or known if I was pg. DH is completely normal, even above average. So we did ivf at fertility doctor suggestion. We did a 5 day transfer. I had absolutely no symptoms! !!! Just tired, but i think that was more from healing from 30 egg retrival.

1-3dp5dt - nothing just tired. Tested 3dpt BFN
4dp5dt - starting to get super exhausted going to bed at 9pm. Waking up at 730.
5dp5dt - I got a strong BFP!!! Just tired exhausted.
Kept testing because I love seeing my BFP
Found out 28dpt that I'm pg with twins! Super excited! !!

First BFP at 37 years old - Post Myomectomy

I've been lurking on this website (and others like it) for about a year. I was looking up symptoms all the time. I got my BFP yesterday (cycle day cd30) and I'm still a little in shock.

If this bean sticks, this will be my first child. In 2012, I had an invasive myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery) at age 35. My surgeon also removed some endometriosis. After that, I began tracking my period, ovulation, and times we had sex on an app. I used My Days - not sure it's the best, but it was free and easy to use. About a year ago, my partner and I decided we'd like to have a child together and right around that time, my gyn said that my fibroids were growing back a bit. They were still small, but she said I should "get a move on," if you know what I mean. A problem was that we lived in different cities for the first 6 months of "not actively preventing" pregnancy. We moved to the same city less than 3 months ago and well, BOOM - BFP.

After my myomectomy, I noticed a few things. My cycle was way more regular (almost 28 days exactly each month), my flow was much lighter, and I got actual symptoms when I ovulated most months. Of course, the more I read and was actively TTC, the more I paid attention to my body. Every month around ovulation, I had slight cramps and a "special" wetness. Generally, my breasts (bbs) would be tender/sore and usually that lasted until I bled on either day 28 or 29. The tenderness was pretty serious - hurt to run even when wearing a sports bra.

This month, we had sex every other day from cd10-cd16. (There was even a surprise middle-of-the-night treat that I swear is the culprit.) I had my normal ovulation symptoms - dull cramps, sore/heavy bbs, and slight bloating. Nothing was different until I got to cd26 or so. The cramps changed and started to feel pinchy/pointy/slightly stabby. They would come and go. My bbs were still heavy/sore. I was expecting my period (AF) on cd28 or cd29. On cd28, I wiped and got discharge that looked like a glob of snot or elmer's school glue. It was about the size of a fat nickel. I had never seen or read about that before. (Sure enough, I googled it and found stories about it right away.)

Though usually a nightowl, I have been falling asleep hours earlier than usual since cd28. My partner works second shift and can't believe he finds me fast asleep when he gets home. (He knows the likely reason for it now.)

I didn't want the disappointment of an early negative test, so I kept telling myself to wait as long as I could. If I was pregnant, I was pregnant and no need to waste money, time, and emotion. It was hard though - so I waited until the day after the longest cycle I've had since the surgery. I used two cheapies from Walgreens yesterday - first morning urine (fmu) and then one in the evening. I also used FMU this morning with a ClearBlue Easy. All three positive. I have one left and will do it tomorrow. I plan to make an appointment on Monday. I just moved back to this area, so have never met my new doctor that didn't have an appointment for me until May. Looks like somebody will have to take me early.

Still, since the internets have me so worried at my age, I am taking one day at a time. Good luck to you all! I'm going to try to get back to NOT thinking about how much I was a giant cup of coffee right now.

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Gave up hope, planned trip, bought puppy then... BFP!

To all those who have lost hope, I've had three laporoscopies for Endo with the last (one year ago) finding multiple cysts on my ovaries.

We have been carefree for four years and actively trying for two and a half and were on the public wait list for IVF after giving up any chance of falling naturally.

In hindsight I guess there were a few symptoms early on. I had one day where I was EXTREMELY gassy - like to the point that I no longer wanted to be around myself! Luckily I was working alone!

Then I had what I now know to be implantation bleeding which at the time looked more like pre-menstrual spotting, like a light brown discharge, only it didn't continue past that day. I was and have been since about 4 weeks feeling dizzy every time I stand up and need to pee ALL the time. With that I'm mega thirsty all the time too which is new for me.

People commented that I was moodier than usual at 4 weeks and I had a day of teenage-like acne.

I didn't find out till 5 weeks though. I only tested to confirm my period was on it's way as my pre-menstrual breast cyst had flared up and I had a pregnancy test leftover from my ttc days.

Such a shock! Now 5w 4d. No symptoms other than slightly PMS feeling boobs now and then, frequent peeing and dizziness. Not a hint of nausea though but it's early days.

Anyway - good luck ladies - we are just in disbelief after all the pain of trying. Our first BFP after all these years!

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