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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.

pregnant after 2 years with endo

 I promised when I got pregnant I would return the favor to all those who gave me hope that posted on here.  I had a hunch I was pregnant thanks to all the tww symptoms.  I hope I can offer hope to those with endometriosis.  I am stage I and was diagnosed with endo over 10 years ago.  We started trying 2 years ago, I am 34 now.  I got my positive pregnancy on our 4th IUI with clomid and HCG trigger.
My symptoms were as follows
DPO 1-6 nothing except feeling more tired while running
Day 7: had implantation dip clear as day on the temp chart.
Day 10:  Boobs began to hurt and stayed that way
Day 11: temp up again, cramping very obvious but much too soon for normal period cramps
Day 12: temp down, more cramping
Day 13: still some more cramping
Day 15: doctor called and confirmed positive blood test

What I did this cycle. Acupuncture, systemic enzymes, evening primrose, green tea, continued to run, a ton of supplements, no gluten, no alcohol, no caffeine except tea.

BFP with Endo/TTC for 22 months

Just got my BFP today after quite a long TTC road. 22 months of TTC, endo stage 2 removed in April, 4 IUIs, 6 months Clomid, and we got pg on a break cycle!!!!

Here's the story of this BFP cycle:
Ovulated on day 8 (usually day 16 on Clomid and 20 w/o meds).
Didn't find out until CD 9 that I had already ovulated... luckily we had well-timed BD on CD 7... had NO idea that we were TRYING at that point.
No meds-- just exhausted my 6 months of Clomid, had 4 IUIs (2 since the laparoscopy) and didn't feel a peace about moving to injectibles just yet.
No Caffeine-- very important-- I just quit caffeine 2 months ago and on month 1, I had a chem pg and this month a BFP! We also tried Preseed this month!!
After chem pg at 5 weeks last month
Mid-cycle bleeding-- it freaked me out-- 4dpo had some heavy spotting-- old blood... very scary!
Spotting last night (13 dpo) and very moody-- was VERY sure AF was on her way!
Progesterone supplements-- took it once the blood test verified that I o'd early. Progesterone level on 4 dpo was 9.2, so kinda low.

So far only symptoms are fatigue, cramping/pulling, and sore bbs. Bring on the symptoms... I'm thrilled!

Just wanted to share-- I always looked for symptoms like mine during the TWW, so hopefully this will provide some encouragement to someone. Above all else, I believe that God is in control and is the creator and giver of life. Although it has been a huge struggle to TTC, sometimes the harder the struggle, the sweeter the prize!

BFP Naturally after IF Treatments!

Hello! I have found your website very helpful and amazingly enough, I can finally contribute this crazy story!

I am 28, DH is 28. We started ttc #1 in December 2005. No luck after 12 months of trying. All fertility testing (HSG, sperm count, ovulation) came back normal, we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". We got pregnant in February 2007 on our first IUI (natural, no meds), but miscarried at 7 weeks. This year we have been through 3 more natural IUI's, 3 Clomid/trigger shot IUI's (all "textbook perfect") with no success (plus surgery - I had very mild endo removed).

After a 3 month break of no charting or keeping track of anything, we were ready to begin In Vitro this month - I was just waiting for my period to start to begin my meds. Well, that period never came!!! I am 5 weeks today! Talk about shock! So, apparently, during the 2 day window when my husband was home from his business trip, we somehow conceived (well, I know how, /technically/, but you know what I mean!).

The doctor gave us a 1% chance of EVER conceiving naturally, so this has been absolutely amazing! Our family is shocked, everyone was getting prepared for us to go through IVF. We were so close to starting the IVF we are having to get our IVF loan cancelled.

Anyways, even though I had no idea (thought it was impossible) that I could be pregnant, here are some symptoms I have noticed (estimated OV date 09/27/08):

3 DPO: fever blister
6-10 DPO: incredibly thirsty, very unusual
from 11 DPO on: occasional tiredness, going to bed earlier than usual on some days
from 11 DPO on: occasional cramping. The first few days (11-14 DPO) I was expecting AF, and cramps seemed exactly the same. Now they are more varied (poking,
AF cramping, tingles, etc.)
from 14 DPO on: very very gassy!
19 DPO: very very gassy and bloated, heartburn in the evening (I never get heartburn), pretty uncomfortable.

*I had no spotting whatsoever, that I noticed (I had no visible implantation bleeding with my previous pregnancy either, I watched that one very closely).

FYI, my numbers:
4 weeks 4 days = 551 HCG / 23.7 PRO
4 weeks 6 days = 1508 HCG
We are nervous, but hopeful!

That's the story. I hope it gives hope to all those "Unexplained" couples out there!

Thank you!

BFP with second IVF

I am 34 and this was my second IVF. My first one ten years ago resulted in a BFP (triplets) then I a had a total SURPRISE bfp in 2004. After TTC again on our own, we learned not only did I have PCOS, Endometriosis but also blocked tubes. DH's SA was ok by HMO guidelines but we ended up having "rescue" ICSI done as his count was really low the day of egg retrevial. He had his appendix removed two weeks prior and the fever and infection they believe lowered his count. Here are my symptoms

We had ER done on 11/23 and ET on 11/26. It took seven days from transfer before any symptoms other than cramps began. If I am calculating it correctly that would be 10dpo right?

10dpo-mild heartburn, gassy and no cravings for anything sweet or chocolately.

11dpo-Worse heartburn, like reflux in my throat and mouth, craving chips, doritos, cheetos, no desire for chocolate.

12dpo-took an answer got a def line in about 1 minute, very gassy, huge veins across my chest, bbs and even down my arms.

13dpo-tested w/answer and it was darker than day before. veins are getting more prominent and running through aereolas. brutal heartburn. co worker decribes me as looking bloated, just as she did the last time i had a bfp and she didnt know about the ivf.

14dpo-tested am and pm. am test darker but def bfp almost right away. called and asked for early beta, RE said no! will have beta at 18dpo.

15dpo-18dpo still no cravings for sweets, nauseated, veins are popping up across my chest, neck, arms, Dh says I look like a human road map. Peeing at night begins and like clockwork when pregnant, regular BM.

Beta at 18dpo=691
Beta at 20dpo=1897

U/S at 7 weeks showed one baby w/hb of 178.

BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis!

I am so happy to say that I am pregnant - almost 9 weeks! I visited your site FREQUENTLY during the last year and a half TTC! I went through 7 completed IUIs and two cancelled cycles (due to hormone issues). I was taking a combination of Clomid and Menopur for the successful cylce (a variety of "cocktails" for the other cycles), also Ovidrel trigger shot. I also had a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling done 2 cycles prior to my BFP. I have PCOS and endometriosis.

I didn't track my symptoms by day, but I thought I'd share:

- I had hot flashes (not usual)
- I had dizzy spells (not usual)
- I had clear skin (I usually break out like crazy before AF)
- my boobs were not sore (they usually get really sore during the two week wait)
- cravings a few days after ovulation (usually I get cravings 1-2 days before AF)
- no cravings before expected AF

All of these things were abnormal for my two week wait, that's what made me think that MAYBE this was it? I got my BFP 11 days post ovulation - although, I was getting faint positives on the tests I bought from your site from 8 days past ovulation - I just didn't believe it!

Stay positive ladies, because it WILL happen!

BFP Au Naturale (Endo, BCP until ready to TTC)

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.

Hope that answers ya'll's questions. Feel free to ask more if you want. I go to the doctor's office for a test today. They told me they don't do blood tests unless you are late for your period and the urine test comes back negative. I took a HPT this morning with FMU and it was a much darker line (though not as dark as the control line) than my previous two tests were.

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 clomid...it 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...

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