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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 After 3 1/2 Years With Clomid

I can't believe I am finally posting here. I know these stories helped me through my 2 week wait so I thought I would share mine. I was not really keeping track of my dpo symptoms but I can guesstimate. This was my first round of 100 mg clomid. My DH and I have been ttc for 3 1/2 years and finally got our BFP on New Year's Eve morning. Funny thing my DH and I usually bd every other day during my fertile time. This month due to several family and friends having holiday parties we only bd'd 2 days before O. That's all it took!

I did get a cold around 8 dpo not sure if that had anything to do with it.
10 dpo Woke up with a stiff neck and headache (I never get headaches).
11 dpo Again woke up with a stiff neck and headache.
12 dpo BFN no symptoms
13 dpo Faint BFP on an Internet cheapie, so faint you could hardly see.
14 dpo AF due no sign and BFP on FRER I am having mild twinges and cramps in uterus area.
15 dpo Blazing BFP cramps and twinges still going on.

I seriously had more symptoms other months than my BFP month. No m/s, no sore boobs, I feel fine!

Hoping this is our sticky bean. Please do not give up! I can't tell you how many tears I have cried during the past 3 1/2 years. How many times I wanted to punch someone that told me "Relax it will happen". Don't give up it will happen! ****Lots of baby dust****

BFP With Endometriosis and Lots of Praying

I want to share my story since this website helped me through the tww. And maybe my story can help other girls and let them know that it's possible to conceive (and fast!) after being diagnosed with endometriosis.

I'm 29 and DH is 27
BFP after 2 months trying naturally
Cycles: 31 - 35 days

Diagnosed in 2008 with severe endo on my left ovary after I was submitted to the hospital with terrible pelvic pain. Ultrasound revealed cyst on my ovary and got laparascopic surgery few days later. The dr. said the cyst on my left ovary was 20cm (!). I was devastated as I wanted to have kids in the future. They removed the endo with laser as much as they could. Thankfully my right ovary and ovarian tube were unaffected, the dr. said they looked normal.

Stopped taking BCP in August 2012 and started trying in November.

Symptoms this month:
after ovulation: sleepless nights but I get this normally right after ovulation, I think because of higher progesterone levels?
very weepy from time to time, get tears in my eyes over sappy stuff on tv

2dpo: Swollen breasts, acne break out
4dpo: Lower back pain, acne
8dpo: Heartburn which I don't usually have and...a pimple on my nipple which was red and bit painful (what the.....).
10dpo: Had a good night sleep, bit of brown spotting which is normal for me pre-AF. I thought I was out because I'm a chronic spotter and usually started spotting 6+ days before AF. Sad and weepy because of this...:(
11dpo: Woke up from terrible sleep again. had some cramps at night and decided to test. Couldn't believe it when the line showed up...

Didn't track my temps this month and bd for 8 days straight around my ovulation and put pillow under hips afterward every time for 20 min. I prayed every day for a healthy baby.

I feel really really lucky and blessed and know that my unaffected right ovary had done the trick (I think I only ovulate from that side anyway since I only feel ovulation pains on my right side). Although I wasn't sure whether it was blocked or not from the inside since my endo on the left was so severe.

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby and may you get your bfp soon! *Baby dust*

BFP - IVF With Endometriosis and Tubal Ligation

Me - 29
DH - 36
TTC - 13 months
BFP - First IVF Cycle

I am so excited to post this! We started trying last year knowing it would be an up hill battle. This summer I had a cyst burst which was an indication that my endometriosis had flared. I went in for a lap at the end of Sept and found out the endo was bad. Lots of scar tissue and both tubes had hydrosalpinx. I went back in at the end of Oct. and had my tubes removed. I then started my first IVF cycle.

Egg retrieval - 12/11/12
Egg transfer - 12/16/12 (2 blastocysts - 4AA, 4BB)

Only symptoms was severe bloating (left over from fluid retention with trigger shot and progesterone) and fatigue. Nothing else!!

Good luck to everyone! Baby dust!

BFP

Me 35
Husband 36
TTC +2 years
Stage 3 endo diagnosed/laparoscopy earlier this year (I had no endo symptoms so it was a big surprise)

Decided to do IVF after advice from consultant. First cycle we got a BFP. Cycle went 26 follicles, 18 eggs, 9 fertilized, 4 made it to blast, 1 ok to transfer the rest failed.

Had acupuncture throughout including on the day of transfer. Took pregnancy vitamin supplements, ate healthy (minimized sugars) and no caffeine. Also did an ivf meditation cd for each of the 3 stages which helped keep me relaxed and sane. Drank masses of water and still am. Did not read any forums or websites throughout the cycle. Also cuddled my cat.. a lot!!

Am now 7 weeks pregnant. Had 6 week scan and now waiting for one around 9 weeks. Had no obvious symptoms except for some cramping for 3 days which may have been due to implantation. Still don't have any symptoms except I am sleeping a lot more.

Never thought this was going to happen for us, but have read this website many times and it always gave me hope. I hope our story gives you strength during difficult times and I wish you all the best with your journey.

BFP Finally!!!

I've never posted online in my life, but I wanted share my story!!
I'm 34 and DH is 32, we've been trying to conceive for 2 years... at that time I also found out that I have cysts, they think were caused by endometriosis. It's been many long months and tears. I finally got to the point that I completely gave it over to GOD and realized that it was not in my hands at all!! This month my doctor was sending me to a specialist to have the surgery to remove the cyst and see what the problem was. I had made the appointment and the very next day I got my very first BFP ever! Praying for it to last!!!

To be honest I had more symptoms in previous months. The only few things were that my boobs started hurting a little later this month. I was also soooo thirsty and when I ate steak (which I love) it tasted horrible and that was really it. I had already cried this month thinking that it didn't happen. It's true what they say when you really let it go that's when it happens!! My prayers go out to all of you trying to conceive, I know it's heartbreaking. Try to get to a positive place with it all!! xoxo

BFP DPO 14 :)

Hi

I've read this site loads, so wanted to put my own BFP story in. Every month I've really thought that I was pregnant, and it was a complete shock when I actually saw the two pink lines! This is our first and we've been trying for 10 months. I have endometriosis, and was due to have a second laparoscopy early next year, so fingers crossed this will all work out, and I won't need any further ops etc to help me along.

I drank this month because of xmas do's but used Pre-Seed and used a clearblue fertility monitor my friend lent me. I find it helps because we work long hours and sometimes it's a struggle to dd even twice a week.

My tww:

DPO 1-6 All normal, with just a bit of tiredness
DPO 7 Cramping, which I hoped would be a good sign, but to be honest had it every month around the same time!
DPO 8-10 Nothing, watery/creamy CM but nothing else notable
DPO 11 Bbs hurt, feeling very tired and emotional (the same as every other month)
DPO 12 Tiny amount of faint brown CM, thought it was my period
DPO 13 Period due today, v tired, feeling scatty, can't concentrate, no period
DPO 14 Feeling grouchy and v tired, bought a test on the way into work, so happy to get a BFP

Still feeling so tired and work is a real effort. Thank goodness it's nearly Xmas.

Again, very early days, and my husband and I will keep the news a secret for another 6-7 weeks but so happy!

xx

BFP 1ST Cycle After Laparoscopy With Severe Endometriosis

My story is of great chance but I believe it will bring hope to someone... I have been with my husband for 9 yrs. Trying for a baby for 6, miscarried 3 before 3 months of pregnancy. It took 2 yrs to diagnose endometriosis, I get crippling pains around o and af, endo blanketed one ovary, stuck the other twisted onto my womb and I have a mass filling up my 'pouch of douglas'. I was ovulating but the egg was lucky to get anywhere and when it did my womb could not grow with the pregnancy because it was restricted in a web of endo. I had a laparoscopy to remove the endo around my womb and ovaries and a blue dye test to check my tubes (they were clear). After I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks and told to take it easy. We didn't plan on trying for 6 weeks or so. I was due af 1 day after my op. We bd a few times without the pressure of 'trying' and i thought nothing of it... Symptoms were metal mouth, very tired and peeing lots (thought it was the antibiotics) when af never came.... BFP 2 weeks later! I had no sickness and feared loosing baby all the way through the pregnancy.
That was last year, I now have a beautiful 1yr old whose a treasure to us. My endo disappeared in pregnancy but has since returned with a vengance...but the pain is worth it. I've been told I may need surgery if I want to try for another but I'm happy with what I have. The staff at the hospital that did my operations also delivered my baby. I took pregnancy vitamins all the way through and my church prayed for us every week and she was 2 weeks overdue... 9lb 6oz!
I had an emergency c section as I had pre eclampsia. We both survived!

It happens when you least expect...

7 Cycles Trying! 1st BFP, 1st-time parents

This is my 7th cycle that we have been trying. I went off birth control in the beginning of June. My cycles returned after one month and seemed normal, but my OB/GYN thought I didn't ovulate until September because I didn't get a positive OPK until then. My temps did follow the ovulatory pattern the whole time, though. I am 37 and my husband is 46, so we felt like we didn't have a lot of time. I also have a history of endometriosis and had been on the pill continuously for ten years following a laproscopy when I was 27. So I was pretty anxious. When we didn't conceive after about 5 months of trying, both of us had tests done, which all came back normal. My doctor wanted us to keep trying on our own for a few more months.

This cycle, I didn't have many different feelings than usual. I had strong OPK tests, just like the last couple months. I have gotten a lot of symptoms around ovulation and my period since going off the pill, so I usually know when I ovulate and am about to have my period. I also have been temping and charting but since my wake up time really varies, that has shown a pattern but hasn't been precise.

So, onto my BFP this cycle! We are so excited!

Pre-O and pretty much every day since: sore nipples and tender breasts. This is a usual symptom for me. I also had horrible zits around O, but again, this is not unusual for me (although they seemed even worse than normal).
6 DPO: major implantation dip & very light pink spotting, once, when I wiped after going to the bathroom. Plus a momentary twinge "down there" but I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't so aware of my cycle.
9 DPO: sooooo hot in the evenings. Even my husband comments on how warm I feel.
10 DPO: lots of hot flashes in the night and in the a.m. Decide to take a pregnancy test because I'm so hot. Very, very faint pink line on internet cheapie. I'm hopeful because in the past, they have always been lily white. In the evening, take another, FRER, and faint BFP.
11 DPO: in the morning, two more faint BFPs, internet cheapie and FRER. Super hot off and on all day. Call my doctor to schedule first visit (not until 8 weeks, ugh). In the evening, "pregnant" on digital test.
12 DPO: Still light BFP FRER but definitely getting darker. Lots of creamy CM.
13 DPO: Darker BFP, FRER. Temp rising.

So that's it for me! Not many symptoms besides sore breasts and major, major hot flashes. I did have a real implantation dip and spotting, so that was a clue. Usually, I start getting cramps and light spotting a few days before my period and I haven't had those at all. We BDed the day I got a positive OPK, the next day (still positive OPK), and the following day.

This site really helped me while TTC. Like I said, I have been really anxious about it happening for us. I know we have a long way to go and am trying to temper my excitement a little, but I'm also really happy.

Pregnant After Severe Endo and Lap

I meant to write this much sooner as I'm 20w this weekend, but the important part is that I'm sharing it now! This site gave me hope when I had none, and I sincerely hope that my story offers the same to whoever reads it. It's slightly long but I hope it helps!

I have always known, since I was a teenager, that something was wrong and suspected I couldn't get pregnant. I have always had horribly painful and heavy periods and had heard of endometriosis but didn't realize how serious a condition it can be. I never looked into it and my DH and I started trying in June of 2011. After only three cycles of not getting pregnant I started panicking and just KNEW something was up. I went to an OB who ran bloodwork on me but didn't go much further and encouraged me to 'just keep trying'. I started charting and realized I was spotting for up to 7-10 days before AF each month and had a short luteal phase. I started seeing a specialist in March and had my dye test done. Tubes and bloods came back clear, so the next step was a transvaginal ultrasound. Long story short, I found out I had enormous cysts in my ovaries that were swelling them both to the size of my uterus. They were touching they were so swollen. I was devastated and my doc told me she suspected severe endo and that even with a lap I would probably not even be successful with IVF. She expected to find frozen pelvis and a lot of damage when she went in for the lap. I decided to get the surgery quickly since doctors mention that there *might* be a chance that cysts like might could be cancer and not endometriosis. I was terrified about going under but got the surgery done. When I woke up after my four hour surgery my doctor told me that it had been much worse than she thought, stage IV, but that I didn't have frozen pelvis and she was able to remove every bit of endo including all cysts from inside my ovaries (and as a result I lost half an ovary). VERY fortunately my tubes were totally clear. I also had a D&C and had a small polyp removed. We were told we had six months to try naturally before IVF would be our only option. I was advised not to have sex for two weeks, but got the all clear after only a week. I knew I had probably missed ovulation at this point but did an OPK just for fun. To my shock it was positive and my DH and I BDed that night. We didn't have sex any more that month as my body was very tender and painful still from surgery. I figured that I wouldn't know what my new TWW 'normal' was after having so much work done on my body, so I didn't pay a lot of attention to signs and there didn't seem to be any. I did throw up three days in a row but was completely in denial that it could be a pregnancy symptom. I did a few early tests and they were all BFNs. I went to bed on 9dpo devastated and feeling like we'd have to wait forever and save for adoption or IVF and that I'd never be a mother. That night I had an amazing dream about a little girl. It was so sweet that in the morning I decided to do one more FRER and to my utter SHOCK a very, very faint BFP appeared. I had a good ugly cry and shake on the toilet and ran out to buy 15 more tests and a card for DH. I did another test at work later that morning and the line was darker. I am now 20w pregnant and still cannot believe that I MIRACULOUSLY got pregnant on one round of BD-ing and without even having a period after surgery. We tried everything in the book for 14 or 15 months to no avail. The lap is really what allowed me to become a mother.

For those symptom stalkers--I really didn't notice anything until 7-9dpo when I threw up once each day. I completely thought nothing of it! The nausea got much worse after that for my entire 1st trimester.

Don't lose hope ladies! I pray that each and every one of you gets your miracle baby.

GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!

I finally got my BFP! DH and I started trying April this year. We never imagined it wouldn't be immediate.
In August I had to have a surgery to remove fibroids. The doctors found some endometriosis during the surgery. I was to take medication for 6 months for the endometriosis but I asked the doctor to let us try for a baby instead.
We were to wait three months before trying but we started trying early October. I was beginning to get very discouraged and emotional. I read a post here about the story of the persistent widow in Luke 18 and how God will never ignore his children who cry out to him day and night. Funny enough I heard the same scripture in church on Sunday and when I saw my period towards the end of October my sister quoted the same scripture to me, I knew God was speaking to me through His word and reminding me of his faithfulness. I kept on praying and studying the bible on God's miracle working power and faithfulness. This cycle I didn't feel any different than I have felt in the past. In fact I felt almost nothing except for the occasional tingly breasts. I was even convinced my period was about to start and went to check several times in the bathroom. I started itching all over about 2 days before my period and I took a test the morning after it was due, in order to be sure before i started medications. At 3am I saw the word pregnant on clearblue digital
and I was in shock! My DH was going in for sperm analysis the next day because I had been crying the day before, convinced my period was on its way. I took another test around 8am and it was also positive, rushed out to get a blood test and also positive.

Do not be discouraged, God is able and faithful. He is dependable and He will not fail you.

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