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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.

Finally!! Best to Stop Trying....Who Knew?

After a year and half of unsuccessful not-preventing-so-let's-see-what- happens, we decided to seek professional help. I was 37 at the time (now almost 39) and my husband 43 (we found each other a little late in life). Neither of us have children and I never tried to get pregnant before so didn't realize how difficult it really is!! I do have endometriosis so figured I may have some issues so when we found our RE we thought that it would be pretty simple with a little help. 5 rounds of Clomid and 3 rounds of IUI and nothing. I did have a chemical pregnancy on our 2nd IUI but nothing at our 3rd. At that point my RE recommended other options but since I was not considered a good candidate for IVF (low reserve) we thought about egg donors but it was just too much!

Our last IUI was in March 2012 and we decided to not try anymore. The whole thing became just too disappointing and stressful. So, we figured, we love our life and each other and we could devote our time to other family members and activities and maybe spend our lives doing things our friends with kids can't. :-) It actually sounded pretty good to us so we booked a cruise and planned a great trip to Europe in 2013.

I got a BFP on 5/22/2012 and the best part is we only did the deed once after my LMP on 4/20/2012. Yeah, once. We were in the midst of planning our wedding (married 5/11/2012) and had A LOT going on.

At 4:15am on 5/22 I decided that being 4 days late warranted a call to the doc b/c I have NEVER been late but maybe I should rule out pregnancy. I didn't know the lines showed up that fast. I barely put the test down and it was all aglow with PREGNANT!!!!

As for symptoms = sore BBs; occasionally a wave of nausea comes over me and I'm pretty dang tired. But it's not even every day. Just when I think, oh no, I feel nothing, what's wrong? The next day I spend 3 hours nauseous.

My HCG levels have been rising nicely and my first U/S is in 2 days and I can hardly contain myself. I am trying to be positive but the lack of symptoms freaks me out so I remain cautious but extremely hopeful!

It can happen and I just think you have to be willing to accept either outcome. Be willing and happy to have children or willing and happy to move on without children. Your life will be fantastic either way. I know, regardless of the outcome of this pregnancy, I will be so grateful for my life and my husband and that I found the love of my life at 37. I'll be holding out hope that the next love of my life will arrive in about 7.5 months :-)

Here's to all those women trying and my hopes and prayers to us all for success!

TTC For 10+ Years

I just want to tell everyone, that after about 14 years of TTC with no luck, I finally got my BFP on 5-20-12! I have endometriosis and my husband has a low sperm count and we went to fertility Dr's who advised us it would be best to do IVF after 2 failed IUI's (well not really failed but they wouldn't do it b/c DH sperm count was so low) that was in Nov. 11 and I just couldn't go through that with the holiday coming up. We decided to put off for a lil while and to my surprise I am glad I did. It is still very early but I am 6 weeks preg. and Dr's say everything looks great. so I just wanted to share my story and symptoms b/c I used to visit this site almost every month checking symptoms of a/f.

I had period like cramps the week before I would normally get my period. I also had hot flashes at night I would wake up with my neck soaked with sweat. (and I am never hot)

***baby dust to all*** I was never one of them people who believed it when people would say they just stopped trying and it happen, but that is exactly what happen to me!! 

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Having been told that my chances of conceiving were reduced due to endometriosis, my partner and I decided to try for a baby (5 years earlier than we thought we would need to!! We're both 24) after a few months of tracking ovulation and trying to conceive it finally happened! We didn't think we had done it on this particular month (March) because I had a water infection whilst ovulating but luckily I must of ovulated later due to a stressful house move! Here are my initial/early symptoms: -First thing I noticed was neon wee! -Was going to bed slightly earlier (9 instead of 10- put it down to moving house) -I had diarrhea every morning for 2 weeks ( endo flaring up??) -About 4 days before I got my BFP I was violently sick for 24 hours which I knew wasn't a bug r something I had eaten, I think it was the hormones! -From then on the nausea and exhaustion fog hit! I also experienced abdominal cramping for the first 2 weeks (felt as though af was coming) Now 11 weeks and had our scan :-) 

Pregnant Miracle after 6 years of ttc w/ Stage 4 Endo & on Lupron

So here's my story. After 6 years of trying to conceive it finally happened. At first I thought I would
conceive naturally after all I got pregnant 3 times before w/ no Problem. Well 6 years ago after my
ectopic I tried with no results.

I knew there was a Problem!! So finally last year after having severe pain on my right side I went to
the Dr. My Dr discovered that I had a 3cm cyst on my ovary that needed immediate attention. Well
we set up the date & time for the surgery which was sometime in October 2011. After surgery my
Dr said she saw that I had an endometrioma cyst as well as stage 4 endo. She said it was so severe
it covered my bowel & that they were able to clean some of it out. But I would need to see a
specialist to clear it all.

She also said that she had to remove my right tube because the endo had chewed it up like dog
meat. She told me my only two options at that point if I ever wanted 2 get pregnant would be to
take Lupron or more than likely do ivf. I was devastated! Well I opted out of both options & instead
prayed. Well what do you know, the pain returned in December 2011. Once again the Dr told me I
should think about Lupron. So I did my research a little more & discussed it with the family. We
finally agreed this could be my only chance of getting some relief for awhile.

In January 2012 I got my first injection of Lupron & the 2nd day I was in the hospital for chest pain.
Big mistake I thought why did I talk myself into this injection. Well after that episode I experienced
the hot flashes only & no more pain or periods!!! So my body responded to the drug fast I thought.
So the hubby & I definitely enjoyed this if you get my drift:)

Anyway we decided that after my last dose which would have been in June 2012 that we would ttc.
But after reading that it takes a lot of women 6 months to get their cycles I got discouraged &
wanted to give up on ever having another baby. But once again I handed over to God. So the end of
February 2012 I was scheduled for my 2nd injection but decided to skip it until I came back from
Vegas b/c I didn't want to be sick on my trip. When I returned I set up my appt for the next injection.

But my Dr was So concerned that I missed my dose in February that she wouldn't give the 2nd dose
til after I took a pregnancy test. I was like, I'm not Pregnant. I haven't gotten Pregnant in 6years
plus I haven't had a cycle since my first injection. So I get to the drs office on March 20 2012
prepared to get my injection. Still w/o taking a pregnancy test. Then something (God) tells me just
have the nurse take one for the heck of it. I know Its gonna be negative, Its always negative!!!!

Lo & behold!! The Dr comes in with the test & there's 2 lines!!! Omg !!Omg !!Omg!! I cannot believe
it. Is she sure that's my test? I think you picked up someone else's by mistake!! The Dr says no
injection for you, your pregnant! I almost fainted on the table. So she did blood work to confirm &
true enough the blood test showed that i was about 3-4weeks along. I couldn't contain myself
and immediately called the hubby to tell him the great news. I don't know how it happened But I
do know it's a miracle. The woman with one tube, stage 4 endo, ovarian cysts, no period & on
Lupron!! God is real :) And if he can do it for me I no he can do it for anyone.

This is truly a blessing & I thank him every day for it!! 

BFP With Endo, Short Cycles, And Short Luteal Phases

I spent the past 9 months checking this site and getting hope from the stories I read so I am going to share my BFP story.

This was my 12th cycle in nine months that I have been TTCing with a previous miscarriage. I have endo pretty bad (I have the rare case of it in my belly button too) and was scheduled to have another lap in a few weeks and removal from my belly button. Anyhoo, I have 23 day cycles and 9 day luteal phases. I watched my temp drop on CD10 but realized my belly button wasn't bleeding and it usually does 1-2 days before my cycle. I slept in a pad that night but when I woke up my temp had spiked so I decided to poas. There were 2 beautiful pink lines (CD11) and I had a beta of 20. I had absolutely no symptoms- no sore or bigger boobs, morning sickness, bleeding gums, nothing.

I am so excited and hoping for a sticky bean this time around. I am sending sticky baby dust to all of you.

BFP on 10dpo with Endometriosis and PCOS

My mom had me when she was 19, and spent the next 11 years of her life trying to have a second baby. She was never successful due to her endometriosis and eventually had to have a hysterectomy. When I was diagnosed with endo at age 18, I just knew I would have the same difficulties. When I was 24, DH and I started TTC, and I was then diagnosed with PCOS and insulin-resistance. I was devastated to have new problems tacked onto existing ones. Immediately the doctor put me on Metformin, Weight Watchers, and fertility treatment. DH and I went through 5 rounds of Clomid - w/ IUI, trigger shot, and progesterone supplements for the cycles I did ovulate. I only ovulated 2 of those rounds and conceived with none. The doctor recommended a laparascopic surgery for my endo, and afterwards I spent my time recovering and considering my options. The doctor wanted to move onto injectibles; DH and I were pretty sure we were going to save our money to adopt. I got pregnant two months after my surgery while we were still deciding our next step! Completely natural, not even trying (well, in my head I knew when I should supposedly ovulate, so I wasn't completely oblivious but no aids and little hope). So . . . once PPAF arrived when DS was 14 months (I was breastfeeding still hence why she showed up later), I was determined to give it a try naturally. It took some weeks for my cycles to regulate, but they did so fairly quickly. This was our 5th month of trying, and I already had an annual exam scheduled with my gynecologist, preparing to discuss fertility treatment. Now I will be going in to check hCG and progesterone and scheduling u/s dates. I am so excited to say that with the right diet, medication, and natural assistance, my PCOS and Endometriosis did not prevent me from conceiving! I am very lucky.

Here are the things I did this cycle: I took prenatal vitamins along with a B complex to help with my short luteal phase, Vitex to help with hormone regulation, and Vitamin E to help with egg quality. I drank grapefruit juice leading up to O, in the hopes it would increase EWCM. DH and I used Preseed, and this cycle I tried, for the first time, the Soft Cups found on I also began using the Fertile Balance natural progesterone cream. I think the past months of eating well and taking vitamins/supplements helped prep my body, but I think the Soft Cups insured success. I will definitely use them next time we are TTC.

I didn't track my symptoms very well this month. I was just so sure I was out, so my dpo may be off slightly.

CD17 - O at 11pm, one day later than expected. Definite O pains.
1-3dpo: Nothing really. No lingering CM, cervix immediately moved down like AF was impending and stayed there all week. Usually my cervix is all over the place until a few days before AF. Bb's were more sore than usual, but I attributed that to the progesterone cream.
4dpo: Lots of creamy CM. My root beer tasted weird, and I usually LOVE root beer.
5dpo: I was reading a book on the couch and felt some odd pressure in my lower abdomen. It lasted about 5 minutes, then disappeared.
6dpo: I cried 4 times that day, over little things, too! Two of them were because of some sad scenes in the book. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to getting attached to characters, but that was a bit much. I started feeling super exhausted, in the evenings especially. And felt an odd tingly feeling in my uterus that lasted about 3 minutes.
7dpo: Exhausted in the evening. Creamy cm. Bb's sore. Wildly vivid dreams, although this is common for me. Still crying at silly things, and feeling SUPER emotional, taking things too personally.
8dpo: More exhaustion. Bb's not very sore. At 11pm, I felt the tingly/bubbly sensation again, but it's stronger, most definitely in the uterus, and lasted about 20 minutes.
9dpo: Beginning to see hope because of the exhaustion, emotions, and the tingly feeling from the night before. Also, I found myself "aware" of my uterus a couple times throughout the day.
10dpo: BFN in the morning. Bummed but not surprised. Randomly, I decided to test after my nap. I swear I could see a line!! But the more I looked, the more I thought it was my imagination. Held out peeing for 3 hours, tested with two strips, and got two more slightly there lines, definitely within the time limit and visible in photos. DH could even see them! Tired. Sore bb's. Watery CM.
11dpo: B(faint)P in morning. I decided get both FRER and CBE digital tests since I was using IC's before. I got a clear 2nd line in 2 minutes on the FRER, so I whip out the digital, and PREGNANT!! I go in for bloodwork later. Now I just have to concentrate on a sticky bean and healthy momma. Please don't give up faith ladies. Even if you have obstacles ahead, you can still achieve your positive!

3 yrs TTC, 1 Miscarriage, Stage 4 Endo

I have spent 3 years on this forum, reading of hope each day. I am excited to finally have the chance to give hope to someone out there reading this now...about to throw the towel in. I wanted to pinch anyone who would offer advise saying, "stop trying honey...that's when it will happen." I watched each one of my friends who had fertility troubles get a BFP one by one...I was left feeling alone. Had endo surgery in October last year, stage 4. So this New Years resolution was to not get pregnant. No charting, no checking, no temperatures, just work, and focusing on a new job opportunity with DH. I got my BFP on Thursday. Because I wasn't tracking anything here is what I can share:

Spotting like the end of AF 7 DPO
No symptoms except major tender BB's (this is normal with AF)
DH said my PMS was mild (meaning I wasn't being a bear) clue
Lower abdomen cramping
No AF signs at all
Took test within 30 seconds was super dark pink line.
Went to Dr. to confirm. BFP

I think it finally hit me today when I realized I am still waiting for AF but I won't see her for a while. All of you are truly in my prayers. Infertility isn't talked about as much as it should be. Sometimes advise may be coming from a good place but I just didn't want to hear it. I pray there will be more simple nods of understanding, and a hug offered to those of us who struggle. Baby dust and a big hug from someone who has been there ((((((hugs)))))).

BFP on 11 DPO w/ Endometriosis

We have been TTC since last June but looking back, I think the two things that hindered us were that I was in a really stressful job and also I was getting my O dates slightly wrong! Anyway I've been in a new job the past few months and am much less stressed, and this month, we BD'd around my actual O so it worked! So excited to finally be posting on this site!!

I've had the following symptoms all the time since O (13 days ago) - nauseous on and off, really tired, my bbs have been EXTREMELY sore & big (they are usually bigger & sorer before AF comes, but not this big or sore). Also I'm a coffee drinker and although I don't drink a lot, I always look forward to my morning mug. Since O, it hasn't tasted the same - not the metallic taste sometimes described, but not right and I haven't really enjoyed it (until I got my BFP I was drinking it anyway but I've stopped now!!). Finally, I continued to have CM post-O, which I don't usually.

1 DPO - 8/9 DPO - got a cold, especially heavy on days 3-5 DPO. I very very rarely get colds, so this was unusual for me & I've read on this site that lots of women get colds once they fall pregnant.
9 DPO - 11 DPO (in particular) - very gassy
O - 6DPO - lightheaded on and off, especially if I stood up or moved my head quickly. This seems to have stopped now thankfully!
11DPO - BFaintP with internet cheapies which are the same ones they use in the doctor's. DH could see it too but as I tested as night, decided to do it again in the morning with first urine.
12 DPO - BFP with Early Response test & internet cheapie :D

This will be our first. So excited! Good luck and Baby Dust to you all!

BFP after 9 years of infertility from endometriosis

I'm very excited to finally post here because I have been reading symptoms for years! I have never had a BFP before now so I'm really excited to post! DH and I have been TTC for 9 years, after 4 years of no success on our own, I finally went to seek help from a Endocrinologist.  She put me on Clomid and IUIs, which all failed.  Next she said I should do IVF.  IVF is so expensive, so I flew to Europe to do it. The whole experience was fantastic, but unfortunately the IVF didn't take.  That was a year ago this month.  Coming home with no baby was devastating, especially after that expense.  I quit going to the gym, and bought a clear blue easy fertility monitor and tried on my own again for a few months.  I have been suffering from endo pain since my teens, but never was treated for it because I was scared of surgery.  Finally I gave up and had the surgery done last month.  The dr found that my ovary had an endometrioma, but my ovary was also fused to my pelvic wall.  She did not unfuse it in fear that it would damage my ovary.  My other organs were fused together too, because I had stage 2/3 endometriosis!!  I had no idea it was that bad.  It was so bad that my gallbladder was fused to my Liver. Anyhow, I recovered quickly, and my next cycle I went in for an IUI.  IT WORKED.

3DP IUI - I felt nauseous, so badly that I felt like I was having AF! I know this was too early for implantation, but it was to be noted
6DP IUI - Thanksgiving day. I had a small glass of wine, but Nausea and jabbing pains on my left and then right side near my ovaries made me stop. Strange sensation!
7DP IUI - Felt nausea while preparing for a housewarming party at my home. It almost knocked me down, it was that strong.
8DP IUI - Soreness in breasts, jabbing pains in my uterus, not so much a pain, but more of a poke, as if someone just put their finger on my belly and poked me.  I got these pokes and stretching pains til I tested BFP, and they still continue
9DP IUI - My pee smelled weird. Breasts sore in the armpits, and they itched!! right near the nip on only my right breast
10DP IUI - Got a metallic taste in my mouth. so strange! Breasts continue to hurt on and off, but it doesnt always hurt when I touch them. Just when I'm lying still they start to ache on their own.
11DP IUI - I started to get a cough, which turned into a sore throat that night.
12 DP IUI - I woke up with a full blown fever and flu like symptoms. I knew I had to call the dr to get treatment because I had to fly for work the next Monday.  Told the dr I might be pregnant, and she gave me a ZPACK which is safe to take when pregnant.  When picking up my prescription, got a Clearblue Digital test.

When I took the test, I came out to wait with DH.  When the timer was up, I couldn't bear to read another negative test after 9 years. I made him go look.... his reaction was: "oh my god"  and I broke down in tears.

13 DP IUI - Brown spotting with wiping only, and never again!!

It's possible! I'm proof!  DH was borderline with his quality of swimmers, and I had moderate Endometriosis.  We conceived!

BFP with endo, first month ttc, with a prayer at 11 dpo after BFN that morning!

First month ttc baby #2. With Endometriosis, my Dr. Saying it may not be possible to get pregnant without surgery, and a prayer! 12 dpo right now. BFP with FRER the last few minutes of 11 dpo! :)
2dpo-very soft, low cervix with creamy cm. Bloating
3dpo-low cervix, white creamy cm bloating, diarrhea, acne?! Some stinging pain, but not unusual with Endo. Frequent urination
5dpo-lots of creamy cm, bloating, backache, right breast pain, not when touched though. Cramping near right and left ovary area. the pain was pretty severe for about 10 minutes.
6dpo-lots of creamy cm in am with cramps, thought af was here really early! I checked and nothing! Very bad  leg cramp overnight! Back pain, right breast pain, hungry! I'm never hungry in am! Back pain, nausea, cramps and  bloating.
cp high soft and closed.
7dpo-bloating, hpt neg
9dpo-bad af type cramps, cp low hard, long, and slightly open like with af. feeling out this month. Watery cm.
10dpo-Got sick with brushing teeth in am, wet cm, medium/hard closed cp.
11dpo neg hpt in am with fmu, got sick again in am while brushing teeth, cramps in both sides, feeling full, cp medium, medium/soft, closed with wet/creamy cm, very tired, feeling sick while cutting chicken (the same with ds) decided to use my last FRER right around midnight and feel dumb but a soft pink line!
I told DH and he said, I see the extra line, but it's light, I'm not sure it's supposed to look like that. I won't believe it until a DR tells me it's positive! So, here I am at 12 dpo very early in the morning feeling sick, crampy, and can't sleep even thoug exhausted! :) praying this one sticks!