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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.

Got BFP After 3 Years of TTC and One Miscarriage in April 2012

Never give up on your dream. My doctor told me I had 2 more months of trying before she was going to pull the plug. She increased my clomid from 50mg to 100mg after being on 50mg for 5 months. She was hoping it would give me a chance that at least one egg will make it though my swollen tubes. I'm only 26 years old but my endometriosis was so bad that even after laparoscopy it still didn't look good for us to get pregnant. I got pregnant in Feb 2012 and I had every symptom in the book. My doctor called it our miracle baby. Everything looked great until around 9 weeks. I woke up with the worst cramps. They would go away then a couple minutes later they would be back. No bleeding but I decided to call the doctor. They asked me to come in asap. Did a ultrasound and there was no heart beat. I'm not trying to scare anyone but I was always told if no bleeding you are fine. Well lets get to the good stuff. I got my BFP after a 2 negatives we are so excited. Here were my symptoms-

CD 14 - 18 Got a positive O test, ran out of tests but we bd 12-19, had never gotten more than one positive test even before my first pregnancy. Decided it was the increased clomid.
CD 19 - 24 No discharge, felt bloated, so much that I couldn't eat at Thanksgiving
CD 26 Took a test came up negative, discharge came back
CD 27 Had a bloody nose for first time in life, could have been due to weather it was very cold
CD 28 No symptoms but cramps telling me that flow was coming, toke a test any way it was negative
CD 29 Flow late but I thought due to Clomid because I have never taken 100mg before still have cramps
CD 30 Keep thinking flow was coming but didn't
CD 31 Took a test after 4 days being late I got my BFP!!!

Nothing stood out but feeling bloated. I get a little bloated before flow but never like that. I can't believe I didn't have many symptoms. I'm now 5 weeks pregnant and only have a little nausea, cramps and still bloated. I didn't feel like this at all with first pregnancy.

Praying it is sticky bean! Good luck to everyone and baby dust to all!

BFP After Nearly Two Years

I hardly can believe I am sharing this, but here I am.

I had my last lapraoscopy for Endometriosis in January of 2011 and have been trying ever since then. In April of 2011 I started seeing an infertility specialist where I went on to do 5 rounds of Clomid, 1 round of Femara and 6 rounds of follistim injections and a total of 8 IUI's I believe which resulted in three soul crushing early miscarriages. (The furthest I ever got was 5 weeks I believe.) My fertility specialist told me that my next step is naturally IVF, we couldn't afford it at the time so we took a break from August until now. We literally have not been trying or anything, and my sex life isn't much of a sex life. Originally my problem was that I was not ovulating on my own, but I noticed ever since the follistim injections that mid-cycle I get ewcm for several days. The only difference this month is I jumped my husband as soon as it showed up. I haven't been feeling any symptoms besides I felt so crampy since Monday that I was prepared for AF to show, to the point I was even wearing pads in prep for it to rear it's head. I was surprised when it didn't come. The cramps continued, but nothing. I had a spare FRER laying around from when I was doing my infertility cycles. I took it just for laughs and could you imagine my face when the test line showed up before the sample line? The line was just as dark. Needless to say I woke up my husband screaming "I'M PREGNANT". I took another FRER and a digital with the same result. So far symptoms are just cramping, chest pain, some heart burn, keep waking up hungry/thirsty and it's almost like I have restless leg syndrome now. I'm so scared but excited at the same time. Hopefully I get good news from the high risk OB tomorrow. Miracles do happen!

Pregnant w/ Twins! :)

I found this fantastic site at the start of my two week wait and actually read every single passage listed on here during my own TWW. I am thrilled to share my story, in hopes it will help some of you...

History/Background:
My husband and I got married in our 30's in 2008, so we decided to try for a family right away as we both were ready. My journey has been long and difficult over the past 4 years of TTC. Through it all, several months were cancelled due to cysts on my ovaries...
-- 2009 Clomid for 5 Cycles
-- 2009 HSG Test
-- 2010 IUIs - 3 Failed Cycles
-- 2010 Surgery: Laparoscopy to Confirm & Remove Endometriosis
-- 2011 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps
-- 2011 Several Genetic Tests Completed
-- 2012 HSG Test
-- 2012 Cysts - 4 Cancelled Cycles, then put on BCP
-- 2012 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps

Details for Month/Cycle:
My last cycle started on 10/22 and we began our injections a few days later. [Follistim & Menopur] On 10/31 I was ready for my IUI and had 4 follicles at full size. My hubby had a count of over 75M w/ a 90% Mobility after the "washing".

TWW:
I was keeping a log of my injections and meds, so I tracked my symptoms during my two weeks.
1dpIUI: Cramps, laid down all day w/ my legs elevated, my abdomen felt "very full"
2dpIUI: Cramps, laid down most of the day, very gassy and bloated, still had the "full feeling"
3dpIUI: Back to normal routine, still bloated and full, started Crinone 8% Gel Daily
4dpIUI: Still bloated, a few cramps off and on, very teary/emotional, also constipated [literally little turd-lets for the rest of the week]
5dpIUI: Still bloated, a few more cramps off and on, constipated, had a more to eat today - very hungry, tender breasts/nipples
6dpIUI: Same as day 5
7dpIUI: More Bloated, cramps, and seriously constipated
8dpIUI: Vivid dream - got a BFP, started urinating in the middle of the night, tender breasts/nipples, sensitive to smells today
9dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, very gassy and bloated [like 4mths pregnant], also a few spots on pantie liner that were light red [implantation]
10dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, painfully bloated and gassy [tried prune juice and suppository for relief], tender nipples only
11dpIUI: Very vivid dream - pregnant w/ belly!, areolas look larger today, slight relief to constipation and bloating
12dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, and tired in the afternoon at work
13dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting today [Took a $Tree Test, Very Faint Positive]
14dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting - BETA TEST DAY

Results:
1st Beta on 11/14 - 291.9 & Progesterone >40
2nd Beta on 11/16 - 656.3 & Progesterone >40
3rd Beta on 11/21 - 7248.0 & Progesterone >40
Ultrasound at 5wks - Confirms TWINS!

Things I did differently this time than in past cycles:
1. Acupuncture for Fertility - I highly recommend, worth the money! [Weekly]
2. Also took some Yoga classes and listened to the Spa Station on Pandora to stay relaxed.
3. Gave up coffee ENTIRELY - this is a biggie for me as I am a VIP Starbucks card holder. :)
4. Joined the Fertile Friends at my clinic, it matched me with someone at the same stage of treatment - THIS WAS HUGE. Very helpful to have someone to talk to and text after apts, freak outs over my injections etc!
5. Asked the hubby to come with me to all Apts/Tests. This was a great support and we both felt apart of each step.
6. Took Fish Oil and Baby Aspirin with my PreNatal Vitamin - - Daily.
7. Made sure I had 62oz of Water Daily
8. Tried to get 8-10 hours of sleep Daily
9. Requested the same nurse for each visit - this was a comfort and she knew every detail. If it's possible, it is worth the extra wait.
10. Rubbed my belly and spoke to it as if I was pregnant - keeping a positive outlook and mindset can be so hard but really critical!

Ladies - I really never thought this day would come, and while I must admit I am still a little anxious to get to that 12wk mark....we are just over the moon EXCITED!! I am beginning to feel like we received an "extra" gift after waiting so long. I welcome the big belly and morning sickness with open arms!!!

Your day will come, just believe it in your heart...

It Really is When You Least Expect it!

My partner Jen and I have been trying for over 2 years to conceive. After 8 iuis and 8 at homes, we finally got our BFP. I took a test and was expecting a negative so I didn't wait the full two minutes. Just assumed a negative and threw it away. Even went to a winery and enjoyed my first alcohol in ages. Then a few days later, the long awaited double lines were there. My partner dug the other test out of the trash and there was a faint line on that one! I was so sure I was about to start my period that I used a heating pad the night before. It was when we least expected it. And we actually relaxed this cycle and had some fun. Positive vibes to all that are trying. Hang in there!

2nd Pregnancy with PCOS, Endometriosis and Diabetes

I have been using this site for the last 4 months and I credit you ladies for my continued faith in my body and my sanity!!!

I have PCOS, Endometriosis and Diabetes. The PCOS was diagnosed 8 years ago. I never had cycles so I never knew I had endo until we started TTC my DS nearly two years ago. I had a lap and dye, my ovaries drilled, my womb checked for polyps and after they discovered the endo I also had diathermy all in April 2011. We concieved my DS 3 weeks post op and he was born in February 2012.

I knew from the surgeons that I couldn't leave any subsequent babies too long as I would just fill up with cysts and endo deposits while we waited. We originally said we would wait till Christmas to start TTC #2 but my periods returned in August and I got the fear about missing what may be my only chance. So we threw caution the the wind and DH was delighted. Anyway, I used CBFM and got peaks for the last 3 cycles, I check my CM and CP and got still got BFNs. It was heartbreaking to begin with but I fell easily into the 'every peroid is a new chance to get pregnant'.

This cycle went as follows -
Cd18 Peak on CBFM,
CD19 Peak again, we BD every other day before peak and then every day during high fertility.
1dpo felt a twinge that woke me up in the early hours of the morning. I'm assuming this was me actually ovulating.
2dpo - 6dpo hardly any symptoms
7dpo - 10dpo not much, a couple of twinges, general feelings of anger towards people, fatigue, very dry mouth and very thirsty but no sore boobs! Boobs didn't start tingling till 12dpo. With my DS I was exhausted and asleep whenever I could be but not this time.
9dpo bfn very uspet, had a few too many and sobbed for most of the evening (my poor DH). Woke up with my DS at 7am with a headache. Self induced misery so no sympathy for me.
DH banned me from testing till 14dpo but I took a sneaky ic and got a very feint double line.
12dpo ic and CBD and both positive.

Very excited, I will be due the end of July 2014. Good luck ladies, keep heart.

BFP After First Round IVF!! Endometriosis & Male Factor Infertility

Hi all,

My husband (35) and I (35) have been TTC off and on for a year and a half. I have aggressive endometriosis and have had to have two laproscopic surgeries, and we found out that my husband had really high semen morphology (99%). Did three rounds of Clomid with IUI, then since the fertility odds were against us, decided to skip ahead to IVF with ICSI. Just found out today (16dpo11dpt) that I am pregnant! Because all the Crinone gel I'm using can mimic a lot of pregnancy symptoms, I tried not to get my hopes up every time my boobs felt sore or I got sleepy or burst into tears randomly like a nutjob. Plus, these symptoms were so fleeting and short-lived that I wasn't sure if they were anything at all. I took a pregnancy test at 9dpo and was BFN. Decided not to check again and let the bloodwork tell the story.

Yesterday (15dpo10dpt) I was convinced AF was coming. Had cramps all day, felt heavy and achy down there, but no flow. Cramps usually happen after AF has begun, so this was my only shred of hope that something was up. Got blood drawn this AM and beta came back at 596! Still many obstacles to overcome, but I wanted to send reassurance to everyone TTC that you can have many physical challenges and still get there! Don't feel down if you don't have symptoms or the symptoms are few and far between. Don't give up hope if your pregnancy tests come back negative. It ain't over till it's over!!

Best of luck to all of you. I can't wait to read your BFP stories.

BFP!!! Over One Year of Trying With Endometriosis

I CAN'T BELIEVE I CAN FINALLY POST ON HERE!!!!!
After over a year of reading all your wonderful posts and keeping faith I finally can tell my story!!
At about 10 months of trying i knew something was up. Me and DH are very healthy and seem to have no problems. Got DH checked, he was perfect. I got referred to an Infertility Dr. It started with blood work. Everything clear. Then I had a HSG scan done, VERY painful but all tubes clear!! I thought "what is wrong with me!!?" Well the next step was my dr. thought I had endometriosis. With symptoms of pain during intercourse and an exam he did, he thought I had it. So about three weeks ago I had the surgery...and I def. had endo. I had a stage 2 of 4. Dr said he basically guaranteed that's what was causing my infertility. One week after surgery was ovulating time. I knew it was early but I wasn't passing it up!!! Well, two weeks later I'm looking at a BFP!!!!! I was in such disbelief, I got blood work done, and PREGNANT!!!!! I found out on Halloween! So on Halloween I was 4 weeks...... Here's to 9 more moths of happiness and bliss!!!!
Symptoms
1-6dpo- really nothing, a little gassy
7-12dpo- crampy twinges, different than I've felt before.
10dpo- bfn
12dpo- bfn I knew I was out since I thought a lot of women got their bfp by this time.
13dpo- late afternoon.... super super faint line!
14dpo- had blood work done and took another pee test, pee test darker but still faint!

I sill don't have many symptoms. The only thing is I'm a little tired and peeing just a little more. Boobs don't hurt. Not cramping, or anything like that with my body.
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!! DREAM REALLY DO COME TRUE!!! Have faith and keep praying!

Had Given Up.....then BFP!!!!!

I am 39, and have been trying to conceive for over a year. 2 months ago I was referred to a fertility specialist. After preliminary tests, I was told that my chances of ever conceiving naturally were between 1-2% because of endometriosis and decreased ovarian function. I'm scheduled for a laparoscopy on Friday, which I will be more than happy to cancel.

I have had no symptoms whatsoever, took a test this morning, 11 dpo, 1 day before the expected AF. Just knowing I would see a big fat negative.

To my wonderful surprise, BFP!!!!!!!! 4 tests later, and it's still there!!!!!

Only thing I did different, I prayed about it and then I didn't think about it at all.

Don't give up ladies, no matter what they tell you.

OMG

Ladies, I got my BFP (actually I got 6 because I tested 6 times because I didn't believe it) after trying for pretty much 1 year to the day!

I had a laporoscopy, ovarian drilling, cyst removal, D&C, endo removal from uterus and hysteroscopy done on the 14th August (PCOS) and this was our last month trying before we had to move on from trying naturally (I have a low egg count for my age 30). Anyway we had sex 4-5 days before I ovulated and that's it! I had to go away for work the week I actually ovulated. I got my positive OPK at the airport in transit and was devastated I couldn't take advantage of it... another month down the drain. I was expecting my period yesterday (ish) and for some reason I pee'd on stick last night (it's addictive) just before DH got home and it was flaming positive!! I actually didn't believe it. DH came into the bathroom and I was trying to tell him that I'm pregnant but I couldn't talk. He looked at the test and told me to get in the car. We went and bought 2 different tests and they both came up positive straight away. I tested again this morning with all 3 test and still BFP!!

I have a Dr appointment this afternoon and I'm so nervous he's going to tell me it isn't real and that I'm actually not pregnant. Anyway I'm enjoying this for what it is today and hopefully it sticks. I'm so excited I can't even eat!! Nervous...so nervous. I don't feel pregnant at all except for sore boobies but I normally get that before AF anyway!! Every other 12 months we've tried I have felt some kind of silly symptom.

NEVER GIVE UP!!

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Pregnant After Husband Vasectomy Reversal and Me, Endometriosis!

I am elated to be able to write this, finally have a BFP after my husbands vasectomy reversal. I was beginning to think I was the hold up with my moderate to severe endo. Had Lupron shots to try and treat the endo starting last August 2011, last one was last November 2011. My cycle didn't return until May 2012.
This cycle I had relatively no endo pain (odd, I'm usually hurting at least a week before period is due very badly).
I didn't have any symptoms that I noticed until closer to 8dpo.
After that I felt tender and full breasts and more cm.
Tested positive at 10dpo with a faint line.
11dpo digital said pregnant!!!!!!
I am feeling fuller in abdomen, cramps off and on.....which have rattled me at times and scared me. But, thinking positive and so grateful!!!!!!

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