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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 at age 38

Hi everyone. I'm 38 and I just got my BFP 2 days ago. For anyone trying to conceive, maybe my story will help. I was told at the age of 24 that I had pcos and endometriosis, so if I ever wanted to have a child, I should do it by 28. I took birth control pills for 10 years and came off of them last November. I didn't think I could get pregnant so we weren't using any protection. And then -bam- pregnant!

My symptoms about 14 dpo were:

Very sore boobs
Thirsty ALL of the time
Exhausted
Kept waking up at 3am every night
Vivid, bizarre dreams

Hope this helps. Don't give up! If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. I used to read these boards all the time. I was THAT person who thought- never me. And here I am. Hang in there!

BFP after Lap, 4th cycle of Femara and 2nd with Prometrium

I wanted to share my BFP story since I always came to this site for hope and reassurance from all the stories here.

This will be our 2nd and we have been trying just under a year. I have endometriosis and had a Lap 4 months before becoming pregnant with my first, and I didn't do any fertility meds and was able to get pregnant naturally.

With this one, I had another lap almost 4 months ago as well this time but stated on Femara the month after having the lap to try to hopefully give my ovulation a boost especially being over 35 now. I did monitoring with the Femara for the 1st 2 cycles but then didn't do any monitoring these past 2 cycles as it was too time consuming. I noticed my luteal phase was getting alot shorter the past few months, down to only 7 days one month so I asked my Dr to start me on progesterone the cycle before I got my BFP to hopefully lengthen it. I took it from 3-4DPO the first cycle and took a test around 14DPO and then stopped taking it and got my period a couple days later.

This cycle I took the progesterone from 4dpo and was busy with family in town and a couple of overnight trips and so I decided not to test and just stop taking the progesterone around 13DPO and let my period come so I didn't have to deal with another negative test. Well period never came and I started to get suspicious around 15-16DPO when my period had not yet come. I decided to wait to test until 18DPO when we got back from a little overnight trip with family. BFP came up right away and super dark!! Made me so glad I waited to test.

I didn't track my DPO symptoms this month because I had symptoms so many other months that turned out to just be PMS and just didnt have time.

I do think we had really great timing this month with BD every other day from about day 10 and BD 2 days before +OPK, day of +OPK and the day after (O day). Other months didn't work out as well so obviously Im sure that helped us get our BFP this month. Also the Femara made me ovulate earlier in my cycle around day 14-15 when normally I ovulate later around 18-20 so that may have helped.

My main symptom and still my #1 symptom currently at 5 weeks is sore boobs. I always usually get sore boobs before AF but they were definitely more sore this time and were more sore on the sides this time. They are now even more sore and all over.
Also have had cramping off and on since around 12-13DPO when I would normally get my period. Very similar to AF cramps with some twinges and sharp pains here and there as well.
Also I have been more hot then usual, several nights sweating alot!
I did also notice alot of CM around 16-17DPO.
One other random thing which I am not sure if is related is I found like 3-4 long hairs on my breasts. I normally get one random one every once in awhile which I pluck but i had at least 3-4 this month which was kind of wierd but I didn't think anything of it at the time but maybe a hormonal thing?

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. God is so good! Good luck and baby dust to all of you!

BFP after 6 years TTC + 3 rounds IVF and almost giving up

Cannot believe I am finally able to put my TWW diary on here with a BFP!

Long story short married 10 years this year, I am 32 husband is 33, started trying for a baby over 6 years ago, 3 failed rounds of IVF with 3 years off between this one and the last one. I suffered OHSS for my first two cycles and didn't want to ever do it again but so glad we changed our minds and changed clinics to get another opinion. This last cycle we only got 1 good embryo to transfer but I guess it only takes 1 right? I was going to wait for the blood test in two days but just couldn't wait as I was 100% sure it was going to be a negative result.

5dpo (day of transfer)
Cramps straight after transfer and into evening

6dpo
Nothing

7dpo
- woke up sweaty
- weird/vivid dream
- woke up congested slightly
- strong jabbing cramps on and off a few minutes at a time on left made on and off from 10am - 5pm then some on right in evening made me go ouch
- Tiny bit of pink on my undies (could have been the crinone)

8dpo
- Really tired and hungry today
- Couldn't remember alarm code at work ha baby brain but could be IVF hormones
- Sharp pains back after lunch on left this time
- Could have sworn there was a bit of pink when I wiped (could have been the crinone)
- Dizzy and nauseas in PM
- Itchy stomach

9dpo
- Another weird dream
- Omg boobs soo sore today & real hungry
- Sharp pains back but not as frequent maybe twice? so who knows if it was implantation now.
- Feeling negative.
- Period type cramps in PM

10dpo
- Weird dreams and sore boobs continue
- Feel a little off in the stomach also (morning and evening)
- Period type pains continue
- Sharp pains back once or twice in PM

11dpo
- More vivid dreams
- Sore boobs
- Fatigue
- A little off in the stomach in am
- Craving salt at dinner time..
- Still light period pains

12dpo
- Woke up with sore throat and stuffy nose
- Boobs and nipples still sore
- Cramps gone

13dpo
- Omg BFP
- Stuffy nose in the morning

I never thought after all this time that we would finally get pregnant! Please bubba keep growing!!! The only different things this cycle was new clinic, chinese herbs, more acupuncture, cut out coke zero and soft drink, endometrium scratch two months before and just relaxed ate what I want. Good luck ladies!!

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BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x

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BFP Hope

A year ago today I found out I was pregnant. It therefore seems appropriate that today I share my story with all those people out there who are on the same journey as I was for over 4 years. I found so much comfort and hope in reading your posts and want to give something back and hopefully bring comfort to others.

So in a nutshell here is my story. I met my husband when I was very young - only 20! We spent many happy years together enjoying life, creating careers for ourselves and traveling. We got married when we were both 31 and started trying for a baby the year after. I assumed it may take up to a year but even early on I sensed that our journey to becoming parents may be longer than expected.

After over a year of trying we both had check ups to see what was going on. I was diagnosed with mild endometriosis and all was ok for both of us apart from that. We started with monitoring my ovulation and then stimulating with injections. We then moved on to inseminations and finally resorted to IVF. The IVF was tough and I reacted badly to the treatment and our embryos had to be frozen. After one failed transfer and a lot of heartache we decided it was time for a break. IVF was taking over our lives and affecting our couple.

The decision to have a break was the best decision I could have made. I had been running on the treadmill and unable to stop and was worn out both physically and emotionally.

Taking the control back was liberating. I also began yoga, acupuncture and went to see someone to talk about how I was feeling. It felt like an outpouring of grief that was bottled up inside me. I came to live with the fact that it may not happen and to enjoy the life I had.

After a 6 month break we decided to transfer the remaining 2 embryos - one day 3 embryo and one day 5 embryo. I felt in such a great place at that stage and so at peace no matter what the outcome would be. I took time off work after the transfer to rest and to "live" the experience. I listened to lots of relaxation music and meditation. This time the treatment worked and my little boy is now 4 more old. The expression "rollercoadter of emotions" is so apt to describe this experience. Before finding out the treatment had worked I resigned myself to the possibility that we may never have children.

In the wait leading up to my first blood test I had no real symptoms apart from cramps early on which I put down to the transfer procedure and tiredness. The day before I did the blood test I was convinced my period was coming and that the treatment hadn't worked. These period like pains continued for the first month of my pregnancy. In the past, I had convinced myself that I had all the symptoms going and then each time got a BFN. I had prepared myself for this again and when the results came back positive, I just didn't know how to react. The first few months I was still quite
nervous and it wasn't really until I felt my baby moving that I allowed myself to "enjoy" being pregnant and relax a bit.

To all of you out there waiting for you BFP, continue to believe. You will become Mums one way or another. I know that it is easy for me to say this now, but keep positive and stay strong. Wishing you all so much luck. Being a Mum really is the most precious gift I have ever received and one that I will cherish even more given what I have been through. The last 4 months have been life changing and I feel so privileged to have experienced them.

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Pregnant after Endo and Fertility Treatment!

Hi everyone!

I used to stalk these boards DAILY looking for symptoms and similar stories. I had been TTC for two years, was diagnosed with Endo, and finally conceived after 3 IUIs (with injectibles). The main tell-tale symptom I had was the implantation pain around 8-9DPO, with a faint positive pregnancy test on 11DPO. Struggling with infertility was such a difficult journey, and I want to connect with other women who are going through this now, or who may have questions. I created a little video documenting my journey - please feel free to comment any TTC questions you have underneath the video! I hope this helps other women feel not as alone: https://youtu.be/V1SgGqGDM74

BFP on June 6th!

**warning this is a really long story**

I've been a long time stalker of this forum. My journey began in 2013 when we first started TTC.

Jan - Oct 2013 - no BFP in sight.

Oct 2013 - felt excruciating pain in my right side. Ended up being hospitalized for a burst cyst on my right ovary.

Nov 2013 - started getting chest pains. When I saw my GP, she noticed I had a pronounced heart murmur. She sent a referral to a local cardiologist.

Jan 2014 - Pain returned in right ovary. A ultrasound showed I had another cyst on my right ovary. Laparoscopy was recommended by my gyno. I was then placed on a wait list for surgery.

Jan 2014 - got in with the cardiologist who sent me for a echocardiogram. Echocardiogram revealed I had an enlarged heart due to an Atrial Septal Defect. He sent me for a transesophageal ultrasound to determine the size of the hole which would decide whether I needed open heart surgery to repair or a heart catheterization. Placed on wait list for surgery.

July 2014 - went in for laparoscopy to remove my cyst. They were able to diagnose me with stage four endometriosis. Cyst was deemed non cancerous.

Oct 2014 - went in for heart catheterization surgery.

**throughout 2014 I went into a deep depression as everyone around me was having babies left and right*

May 2015 - given go ahead by gyno and cardiologist to start TTC again. After 6 months of no luck, we were referred to the local fertility clinic.

Feb 2016 - got in with the fertility clinic. Ultrasound showed more cysts on both ovaries. They were unable to determine antrial follicle count because my cysts are so large they couldn't see any eggs in the ultrasound.

April 2016 - got a faint BFP (possible chemical pregnancy).

May 2016 - started clomid without trigger shot. IUI was performed on May 22nd.

June 2016 - finally a BFP!!

Here were my symptoms post iui.

1 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, plugged ears
2 DPIUI - craving sweets, tired, constipated, cramps, nausea
3 DPIUI - nausea, tired
4 & 5 DPIUI - no symptoms
6 DPIUI - nausea, tired, headache
7 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, headache
8 & 9 DPIUI - no symptoms
10 DPIUI - tired
11 DPIUI - faint positive with dollar store test.

**stopped tracking symptoms here. But I had a massive headache on 14 DPIUI.

Things I did different this cycle. I started daily yoga prior to my tww. Throughout my tww, I was eating lots of fresh pineapple. I also kept an eye on my caffeine intake. Limiting to one cup a day.

I tested again at 14 DPIUI with a clearblue and frer and got my positives!! I wish luck to all of you out there who are still waiting for BFP. I never thought I would ever see this day come but if it happened to me. There's still hope for you!

BFP- our rainbow baby after a MC in December :)

I'm so excited to finally be able to share our story. This site helped me stay sane & I loved reading others' stories while on my own TTC journey, I hope mine encourages some of you too!

So i ovulated on 3/26 according to OPKs, my hubby & I BD'd the day before & day after ovulation. Here are my symptoms:
1-6 DPO: some cramps occasionally, noticed my temps were higher than normal (hovering somewhere between 98.6 & 100, normally I have a low body temp around 97.6)
7 DPO: very crampy, temp went down to about 98. was out eating dinner & suddenly felt sharp stabbing pain behind/slightly below my belly button. Pain lasted about 30 seconds & then went away. I'm thinking this was implantation.
8 DPO: felt very under the weather, tired, temp shot way up to 100!
9 DPO: tired, irritable, temp around 99. BFN on hpt (I knew it was too early but couldn't resist)
10 DPO: temp still up (99.5), AF cramps so thought maybe I wasn't pregnant after all. Tested again, BFN.
11 DPO: still very crampy, still high temps. Take clearblue hpt, see VERY faint line (so faint I'm squinting to see it) so think it must be an evap & throw it out
12 DPO: really awful AF-like cramps but lots of energy, take frer test & get another squinter. Still don't want to get my hopes up & vow not to test for another 2 days
13 DPO: lots of energy, happy, feel better than I have in days! Snot-looking CM when I wipe. Caved & took an equate hpt in afternoon, faint BFP!!
14 DPO: test w/ clearblue hpt using FMU, another faint bfp (not a squinter anymore though!)
15 DPO: test with clearblue advanced digital in afternoon, BFP 1-2 weeks!

Got my blood drawn today at doc for confirmation, will results tomorrow! My EDD is 12/17/16, which is the same date I had my MC last December. I take it as a good sign, God works in mysterious ways sometimes :)
Some things I did to help me conceive: took nature-made prenatals w/DHA daily, took 2-3 GNC fertility blend pills daily, ate raw pineapple from 1 DPO to 8 DPO (supposed to help w/implantation), and prayed a lot!!

Good luck to all you ladies & thank you for your support!!

Surprise BFP after 20mths with endometriosis and low egg reserve

I could not be more surprised to be writing this!

Background - TTC for our first for 20mths, recently got a diagnosis of endometriosis and was told I have low egg reserve. We were advised to start treatment as soon as possible - treatment being 3mths of lupron to try to shrink my endometriosis (for me, the main problem is cysts on my ovaries - one ovary appeared to be working fine but the other was not), followed by IVF. As lupron stops you ovulating and you have to take precautions against conceiving, this was literally our last shot of conceiving naturally.... against all odds, we managed it!

This month, we felt disheartened, we didn't even try that hard (just twice in the fertile period), and I was away over ovulation so we definitely didn't BD around the time I would have liked. I thought there was NO chance.

After trying for so long, I admit that I don't bother recording my potential pregnancy symptoms anywhere near as much as I did in the early days! And having endometriosis means I can get extreme PMS which can seem like pregnancy symptoms anyway - there have been months in the past that I've been nauseous or even physically sick in the lead up to my period, so I just didn't think anything of it this time.

Possible symptoms:
Sore boobs - yes, but extremely sore boobs is fairly normal for me pre-AF anyway
Nausea - once on 12dpo, which I put down to travel sickness and being hungry, once on 13dpo when I saw something particularly gruesome on The Walking Dead!
Nighttime waking - a few times (from 7dpo to 12dpo), this was unusual for me and I put it down to feeling anxious about work, house renovations and impending treatment
Bloating - yes but again this is normal for me pre-AF
Fatigue - yes, again so normal for me before AF! I workout and found my workouts this week (11dpo, 13dpo) particularly tough. I've noticed I've been breathless running up the stairs (where I'm usually pretty fit)
Cramps - yes, I'm still feel small cramps as if my body is starting a period
Spotting - yes, once on 11/12dpo - I often get spotting before AF so the only thing that made me think I might be pregnant was the fact that it stopped

I have been waiting for my period to start so that I can call the hospital and get the Lupron injection. I ignored the potential symptoms as they have been SO similar to my usual PMS, so my first real sign was a missed period. In all my time of tracking my cycle, I have never once had a period longer than 28 days, so in the evening of day 29 when I had no spotting, I bought a decent quality test and waited till this morning, day 30 (16dpo). Tested with a cheapy and a digital - both came up really clear straight away, the digital says 2-3 weeks, which is spot on.

I'm very pleased, I know we have a way to go to see whether this will stick, but we have NEVER reached this stage before, I want to celebrate where we're at. My OH said that it feels like a film - we managed it in the nick of time!!

I have found it useful to read about other people's experiences, particularly when people have had the same issues we were facing. I really hope that writing this can help someone else feel that they are not alone.

Best of luck to all of you reading this xxx

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fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

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