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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 Naturally, 7 mo post-lap, Endo

Hi there. I had a lap in March 04. I had mild endo (REs are getting away from using the stages) on both ovaries which my RE removed and an adhesion had pinned my right ovary to the back of my pelvis. My RE was very happy about the mild endo and said to try naturally for 2 mos and then we would move to clomid.

I had no desire to take can be very bad for endo sufferers particularly those with endo on their ovaries. It's like pouring gasoline on a fire. I understand that femara/letrozole is a much safer ovulation stimulant for endo sufferers.

Instead, I made dietary changes - no sugar, low carb, lots of healthy protein and minimal dairy. Any dairy or meat consumed was organic. Also took Essential Fatty Acid supplements, flax seed supplements and bee pollen. Acupuncture became a big part of relaxation and getting my body back in balance.

I did not get pg in 2 mos, but decided I wanted to avoid medications etc for the time being.

I got pg naturally on my Sept cycle - 7 mos post lap. I highly recommend looking into dietary changes and other methods before taking medications that can really mess up your already ailing body. It needs time to heal and get back in balance.

BFP Au Naturale (Endo, 2 Laps, failed IUIs)

Hi all!
I have severe endometriosis (so far have had it lasered off pouch of douglas, left ovary, bowel, liver, bladder). I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.

This was my time line.

March 2003 - start TTC
May 2003 - Laparoscopy due to severe pain ie spending AF in hopsital with the pain (after being off pill for a year).
May 2003 - diagnosed with severe endometriosis
Sept 2003 - conceived naturally
October 2003 - M/c'd
January 2004 - conceived naturally
February 2004 - M/c'd
Sept 2004 - IUI with no drugs - BFN
Oct 2004 - IUI with peurogen self injections (3 eggs) - BFN
Nov 2004 - 2nd Laparoscopy with hystercoscopy and dye testing (tubes clear, endo on bowel, liver, bladder, left ovary, pouch of douglas)
December 2004 conceived naturally
Present - 29 weeks pregnant
EDD 1 September 2005!!!!!!!

I am very lucky that the laparoscopies worked for me.
Good luck all!!!!

BFP with Stage 3 Endometriosis

Stage III Endo:
I'm still in a bit of shock I think. I can't believe it happened!

My last lap was in May 2003 and my hysterscopy was in late March 2005. We were using BCP's continuously (no period ever) to control my endo until we were ready to start trying.

What I did:

-did my best to before but my was over a week later than last cycle and I had actually given up on getting pregant this cycle and told my DH that I didn't know when I was going to at that point and that if we could, we should but not to worry about it. (we had been having way more sessions than we were used to and it was kinda hard to just go thru the motions without actually being "in" to it, ya know? Anyway, 2 days since we had last 'd and I assumed DH really needed a break but he surprised me and it was one of the best nights we'd ever had! Turns out, I 'd the next day!

-I was on top for a change (remember, I had given up this cycle) but as soon as we were done, I rolled over and propped my bottom up a bit on a pillow for 25 mintues (just in case! )

So that was it. Nothing really special. We did did use a little KY, but not internally. I take prenatal vitamins but nothing else. I did not use OPK's or a fertility monitor. Just basic charting.

I honestly am in shock. I fully expected it to take forever and part of me wondered if I'd ever get pregant.

My symptoms were that my breasts & nipples were tender, tingly, and burning off and on thru out the day, almost every single day since I 0'd. About 4-5 DPO I woke up smelling mexican food and craving it at 1:30 in the morning, I was tired a lot, and 9DPO, I was dizzy once or twice. I also had a metalic taste in my mouth on 9DPO just before I went to bed. I've also been hungrier than normal. But mainly, it was the breasts that felt so different. If I didn't get a I was going to wonder what was going on with me because I didn't remember my cycles ever causing this much breast tenderness!

Oh, and I have had lots of pain. Not sure if it is from Endo or typical for pregnancies, but I've had both Left and Right Ovary pain pretty much every day and have also had some mild AF type cramps.

Pregnant with #1 and have Stage 3 Endo
4 Laps, 1 Hysterscopy

BFP with Stage 2 Endo After Lupron

I just got a BFP on 5/20/05!!! My first pregnancy. I will be 31 soon. Married at 28 and TTC for 2.5 years now. In September 2004, I had a LAP and was DX with Stage II ENDO. They removed as much as possible during surgery and put me on 6 months of Lupron shots. While on the Lupron, your body goes into menopause. I had severe hot flashes and night sweats(taken care of with low dose of estrogen).
I never thought this day would come. I was really starting to lose hope. My final Lupron shot was 2/21/05 and My BFP was on 5/20/05, just under three months after the treatment. I didn't even know I was ovulating. There is hope for pregnancy after ENDO!!! I never thought I'd be telling anyone this. I am so relieved!!!
Hang in there..... you need patience more than anything now...

BFP with Endo/Clomid cd 2-7, HCG Trigger

About three years ago I was having problems about every 6 months with severe pain in my side. The first time was in the summer and I tried to go running but couldn't b/c my side hurt then it hurt worse and worse. So my OB said it must have been a ruptured cyst.
Then the night of my college graduation part I had sharp pains and went up to the bathroom and just got really hot then cold and just kinda fell to the floor. I was taken to the ER only to find that I had a ruptured cyst... so they said...So days later i was still very ill couldn't eat or they thought I was having an appendicitis (SP) the Surgeon who did my surgury found the appendix was fine that I just had some blood from yup a ruptured cyst. Cleaned me up and off I went... Then again 6 months later it happened again. I was very ill for about three weeks and my OB had scheduled a lap to explore for that dreaded word ENDO!

So I never made it to lap date I went to the ER where my OB was about two weeks early I couldn't take it anymore. They found my bowel had formed lesions to my ovaries. I had endo on my left ovary in many spots and then only one spot on the right.

So since we weren't married yet we were getting married in Oct and this was Aug. We decided to go with Lupron Depot and what a mistake that was, the horrible side effects!!!

So we started ttc in February 05. But as soon as the lupron wore off I had major pain all over again. So I went to an RE b/c my OB wasn't really answering any of my questions. He just told me to take pain killers.

So the first RE I went to didn't really love and I felt like they just had everyone on a schedule so we did two medicated clomid cycles with IUI with them and then I found my new RE whom i love.

He explained that I had a LPD from my charts of irratic temps it was obvious. And that we could get preggers on our own but it would be faster if medicated and try IUIs.

So his orders clomid from CD2-7, HCG Trigger, HCG boosters on 3dpo and 6dpo and progestrone suppositories 2dpo on....

so after a total of 6 medicated cycles and 4 iuis here we are preggers.

we got preggers on our own no IUI we decided to try since the IUI would be on a Monday morning traffic is horrible to get to downtown Baltimore from PA...and what do you know we are preggers...

My advice be aggressive!!! Time is your fertility with Endo!!! If you think your OB is not as knowledgable as you might want go to an RE they do this as their living and know what they are doing!!!

BFP with Endo after Laparotomy

I just wanted to let you know that I have severe endo and am 7weeks pg. I had a laparotomy to remove my cysts and a few weeks later, surprise, I got pg! It can happen! Don't give up hope! I think this pregnancy was partly from the laparotomy and part miracle!(: When they went in, my ovaries were so swollen from the cysts that my right fallopian tube was kinked. When they removed the cysts, my tube straightened right back out. Maybe that helped. I had a cyst on each ovary.

Me 23 DH 24
PCOS/Severe Endo
SA low end of average
TTC#1 for almost 3 yrs.
1/04 50mg. Clomid BFN
2/04 100 mg. Clomid BFN
3/04 100 mg. Clomid BFN
4/04 150 mg. Clomid BFN
Switched from Gyn to RE
5/04 50 mg. Letrozole w/ hcg shot BFN
6/04 RE found 2 ovarian cysts.
6/04 to 11/04 Put on BC to shrink cysts.
8/04 CT scan-cysts are still there and they're BIG
11/11/04 Had laparotomy to remove endo cysts.Ouch!
Told IVF was only hope to concieve.
12/13/04 BFP!!!(totally unexpected)
Dec. 13th Beta 1,311
Dec. 15th Beta 2,651
EDD 08/05

BFP on Break with Endometriosis

Although I am being cautiously optimistic, I wanted to share my story with you ladies. After 2 years of not getting pregnant, I was diagnosed with endo in March 2004 via lap. They removed a large endometrioma from my left ovary. Shortly after that, I had a chemical pg and the endometrioma reappeared. Dealing with this, along with a bordeline low sperm count, DH and I started acupuncture, Clomid, Gonal-F and IUIs.

After failed attempts, we decided to take the summer off from treatments and begin the IVF journey in October 2005. Well, lo and behold, I'm pregnant! I had a feeling when my temps were staying up, but I waited to test until yesterday morning. Then I finally got my BFP. I immediately called my RE for some blood work and I got my results yesterday afternoon. I wanted you all to know that it can happen when you least expect it. Best of luck to each and every one of you in this journey!

Lap March 04
M/C June 04
2 Clomid/IUI-Failed
Gonal F 150-Cancelled-too many follies, high E2
Gonal F 75-Failed
June 30, 2005-BFP! hcg=1308 (21 dpo)
July 2, 2004 hcg=3470 (23 dpo)

BFP on Break Cycle with Endometriosis

During the last year, these stories really gave me the encouragement to keep going, so I wanted to post mine and hopefully help someone else.

DH and I started TTC in Aug 04. We started charting in Dec. 04. I have a family history of endo and I had many symptoms of endo. I found a great OBGYN who took my symptoms seriously and believed me when I told him I was in pain. He offered in March to do a lap but I still wanted to wait (I was in my first year of teaching high school, my life was really stressful, and thought a relaxing summer break would do the trick). In September I had an hsg. One tube was open, one was delayed, and because things just didn't "look right" according to my dr, I had a CT that day as well, which still didn't look right. On Oct. 24, I finally had my lap. My dr. found stage 2 endo and was able to remove it all. My left ovary was completely covered in endo, my right ovary had spots, there was scar tissue all over my uterus, but my tubes were clear. He gave us the go ahead to start TTCing again right away. The first month I think we bd'd more than the last 4 years of our marriage combined!!! No BFP.

The second month we just did it to do it (I had finals to write, DH was working overtime, life was busy). I tested on New Year's Eve (I just wanted to see if I could drink or not) and got a BFP. I tested three more times on New Year's Day (didn't believe the first test) and still got BFP's. There's hope!

I wish you all the best of luck and I hope to read your success stories soon!

BFP Naturally wtih Endo/Prayer/After Lap

Over the last few months I have turned to various boards to read success stories. I am finally able to post my own and hope that it keeps you positive and hopeful.

Although my ttc road was short by comparison (7 months), it turned dismal pretty quickly.

I consulted an RE after three months of well timed bd but no success. The doctor was shocked to see that at 29 my FSH level was 20. Further tests found that my left ovary was fluid filled and in a laparascopy my left tube was completely closed off. They also found severe endo.

Immediately following the surgery, I was told to proceed directly to IVF. I now had one tube, elevated FSH, severe endo and hypothyroidism--a recipe that meant a long shot in natural conception.
I decided to put my faith in God, try to get my body in some sort of better health balance and give it three months. If after three months I still wasn't pregnant, I would indeed go straight to IVF.

Well, the good news is that the month after my lap I did conceive naturally (lots of prayer and chinese herbs and accupuncture). I am now 7 weeks and had an ultrasound today which confirmed that the pregnancy is progressing well (I even saw the heartbeat).

Despite the depressing stats, success is possible. I think doctors are too quick to tell us that there is no way it can happen for us naturally. Stay hopeful and keep faith in God.
I hope that you too will soon have your own success story to share.

BFP 12dpo with Endometriosis

Hi have been getting +++++ for almost a week now.rnrnI am now 17dpo and have gotten bfp since 11dpo.My dh and I ttc for 2.5 years and finally became pregnant with ds. He will be 1 in april. During my c/s the dr discovered that I had endo on both my ovaries. I was so worried that this would hinder getting preg again that we decided to try now for #2. So in January we set out on the ttc journey. Well to our amazement we are pregnant!!!

1-5 dpo nothing.
6 dpo cramping like AF very strange...thought something might be up
7-10 dpo very gassy, full feeling in abdomen,heartburn, sleepier than usual and a feeling of heaviness in my body like weakness, and weird craving for spicy things...oh yeah and metallic taste in mouth (didn't know this was symptom until I read it here)rn10 dpo tingling in bb's shooting pains too. i just stopped nursing 4 months ago so this was a big sign. It felt like my milk letting down. tested with $tree but neg.
12dpo very faint +ept
14dpo def +ept
15dpo +equate
16dpo +equate and $tree...I finally realize we're going to have another baby woo hoo! Good luck to all. My prayers go out to you!