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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 4 months Post Lap

I am now 26 weeks pregnant!!! I was a bit nervous to write my story on here too soon so I waited far past the risk period. I am 31 and DH 32. I got off BC Feb 2014 an it seemed like from that very first cycle I had what I thought was odd pain during ovulation. I didn't even want to have sex being double over in pain at times the first day or two of my period I also experienced pain. By the time September rolled around I had an intuition that something was off. I consulted my OB that October and in the ultrasound they found several small cyst the tech called, "Chocolate Cyst". She said it resembled PCOS. After my blood work came back negative for PCOS I know the possibility was even greater that I had Endometriosis. My mother too had it and had a full hysterectomy at 42. Even though we were very early in trying to convince I opted for the lap. My cousin also had a full hysterectomy at 35 for stage 4. My mothers oldest sister (her mother) also having been diagnosed. I knew my chances we high and I was very concerned what stage I had considering the amount of cyst I had. Nov 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2. Cyst were drained, tubes were open some scaring and endo was also removed. 4 long months later the one month I wasn't focusing so much on it, we finally had our prayers answered. I realize my journey was not nearly as long as some but I am glad I took action sooner rather than later. Our baby is doing just great. I haven't had any complications thus far. My heart goes out to all of you ladies who are struggling. Please keep faith and follow your intuition. God bless.

BFP after ovarian drilling with PCOS

I went off birth control in October of 2014 hoping to start trying after the new year. Unfortunately, I never got my period! By March, my doctor had me try Provera. That induced a period, but I went another 90 days without a period- so I obviously wasn't ovulating. We tried another round of Provera and added Clomid 50 mg. the Clomid didn't make me ovulate either! ugh... But it did make me crazy hormonal. During ultrasound scans, my doctor found a dermoid cyst and scheduled a surgery for July 30th. The day before surgery I got my period! During surgery, she removed the cyst, did ovarian drilling, and also found endometriosis. One of my Fallopian tubes is also blocked! My doctor told us that it might be time to see a specialist. Well... Surprise!!! Exactly 4 weeks after surgery I was feeling exhausted and had uncharacteristic diarrhea and decided to test. BFP!!!!! The odds were against us but it happened!!! It took a lot longer than my plan (10 months!) but I'm so grateful!!!

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BFP with Endometrioma

Hi Everyone,

Like all of you I have been trolling these sites for a long time looking for clues to help me on this journey. So I thought I would share my story so hopefully it will help out others.

The main thing that I have done differently every month since my diagnosis of my endometrioma was:
-Strict diet of no diary, no caffeine, no gluten
-Acupuncture every week. This was huge for me! It helped me sleep and it completely regulated my cycle. I have always been 28-30 days but I would always spot 4-5 days. With the diet and acu the spotting went away completely after 4 months and so did the pain! I can't recommend it enough!

What I did differently this cycle:
-I was on holidays this month so I slept a ton!
-I used Chinese herbs that my acu prescribed
-We did it in the morning the morning I ovulated

My cycle notes:
CD 11-Watery cm BD with hubby
CD 13- EWCM bd in the morning with the hubby
DPO 1-6- nothing out of the ordinary
DPO 7-8- Really cranky but surprisingly energetic
DPO 9-10- My appetite came back in full force!!! I was wanting to eat everything!!!! And I never have much of an appetite. My boobs hurt too.
DPO 11-12- Heart Burn!!! Ive never had heart burn in my life :( It was not pleasant
DPO 13-14- No PMS symptoms. I didn't have any CM but it still smelt like I was getting it (metallic smell that i always get right before AF so i thought i was out).
DPO 14- Test with first response and clearblue both came up positive instantly!

i am still in shock- but i am trying to reserve the celebration until the 12 weeks have passed just to be sure.

My OBGYN told me that i had a 1% chance of conceiving because of my endometrioma in my left ovary that is 6cm. I was getting ready for the lap surgery (in a year!!!!! :(). I know it sucks when everyone says this- but don't give up hope. Some people it works right away and others it takes a while.

The last 8 months have been really hard! The ladies who are on this long road- you guys are so strong!!!!! It will end.

Take the herbs, run and do acupuncture.
Hope this helps :)
Heather

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Unexpected Miracle - battling through Endometriosis & Crohn's

Let me just start by saying this TOTALLY caught us by surprise! We had been trying off and on for about 6 months to get pregnant. Since it had not happened yet, and since we are both still fairly young, we decided to just give it a break for a while. After all, I figured it would be hard for me to get pregnant anyways with my health history (endometriosis & Crohns Disease). After we stopped trying to get pregnant, that's when we conceived :)

I have a fairly regular 27-28 day cycle with ovulation falling around CD 13-14.

DPO 1-8: literally no symptoms at all. {I recognized more "symptoms" in the months I didn't conceive than I did this month!}

DPO 9: feeling very nauseated this morning and afternoon until around 2:00. {didn't think anything of it since a coworker of mine had just gotten over the stomach bug}.

DPO 10: nausea in the morning and afternoon until around 1:30 or 2:00; fatigued (normal PMS symptom for me, though)

DPO 11: {morning} no nausea; {evening} light pink, "gooey" spotting (thought I was starting my period 5 days early)

DPO 12: no spotting, very dry; no symptoms except fatigued.

DPO 13: thinking for sure it would be a negative pregnancy test, I took an Internet cheapie anyways. BFP!!!! (Test line appeared before control line). In disbelief, I took another one. Another BFP!! {cue total shock!} My best friend suggested that I go to the store immediately and get a digital test. So I did. Results: PREGNANT 2-3 WEEKS! Crazy shocked.

DPO 14-15: fatigued & moody (crying, laughing, and mad -- at crazy things -- all within 30 minutes).

DPO 16: blood test confirmed pregnancy at doctor's office; confirmed 4 weeks along at this point

DPO 16-20: nauseous from around 10-1:30 every day; very tired all of the time; extremely hungry but can't seem to eat a lot at a time (I get full very easily); VERY sensitive to smells; very emotional.

I hope this story gives hope to someone battling endometriosis and/or Crohn's disease! God has a plan & will fulfill His plan at just the right time! Hang in there, and God bless :)

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Stage IV Endo, BFP with 3rd IVF

I have never posted anything online but I realized how much this site brought me hope during some difficult times that I thought it would be selfish not to do the same for someone else. I’ve provided as much information as possible because I liked knowing the details but consequently this is a long post. To give a little bit of background, I am 33 years old and was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis when I was 30. At the time of my diagnosis, my father was dying of ALS, I had just gotten married, and I started experiencing abdominal pain (needless to say it was a high stress time which I believe exacerbated my endo). After testing and laproscopic surgery, endo was confirmed. As much endo tissue was removed as possible, my ovaries were put back in their proper position, and my tubes were cleared. At my 6-week follow-up with my surgeon, I expressed that I wanted to start a family (I had just gotten married) and he immediately sent in the fertility specialist at the hospital. I knew from previous research that endo can make conceiving difficult and I wanted to start the process as soon as possible. During that apt, the fertility specialist ordered another HSG just to confirm my fallopian tubes were still clear post-surgery, along with blood work to assess my ovarian egg reserve and whether I was ovulating or not. Turns out both tubes were clear at that point, my AMH (egg reserve) level was good (I can’t remember the number), and I was ovulating. We decided to do a round of IUI. Two follicles grew well and my husband’s sperm count was excellent. We were not successful. During the two week wait, I interviewed for a new job and was offered the position. Because I was starting a new job, I asked my specialist if I could wait three months before proceeding – she agreed. As the end of the three month mark approached, I called the case manager I was assigned and said that I had been experiencing some bad pain and thought another HSG should be performed before doing another round of IUI. Turns out both of my tubes were blocked. I live in Canada and our healthcare system allows for three paid rounds of IVF with bi-lateral blocked tubes and our insurance company paid for our medication. Two months later I stared my first round of IVF:
Day 1 of period started birth control pill
Day 18 of pill, went for ultrasound to ensure everything was calm with no cysts from using the pill. Brown spotting within a week of being on the pill until it was time for meds. Stopped pill that day and waited for my period
Day 3 of period stared 150 Puregon, 75 Menopur (did this for two days)
Added Femara 5mg on day 3 of injections to control the estradiol in my blood to help reduce the inflammation of endometriosis, along with Puregon and Menopur
Started Orgalutron 250 units on day 5 of stim meds to prevent ovulation
Used stim meds for 10 days. Injected Ovidrel on the night of day 10
18 eggs retrieved, 11 mature. ICSI used to inject sperm. Six eggs fertilized normally
Two embryos transferred on day 3, 1 six cells and 1 eight cells but not the greatest quality. None made it to freezing.
Prometrium, 600 mg vaginally
AF arrived on Day 13
BFN, Beta of 7 on day 16

After the first round was not successful, my specialist recommended that I go on Depot Lupron for a maximum of 6 months to calm the environment and stop the endometriosis from growing. We decided on five months and they were not easy but I knew it would be worth it (hot flashes, painful sex from lack of lubrication, and mental fog). We started our second round in October. My specialist added Omnitrope to the medication mix and switched out Puregon and Menopur for Luveris and Gonal F. Omnitrope was not covered by our insurance and cost ~$1,100. I also had a uterine scratch prior to my period starting. My embryo quality was much better this round and we made it to a Day 5 transfer with an advanced morula and an almost morula. However, once again, BFN, with no beta level detected:
Gonal F 200
Luveris 75
Omnitrope 3.33
Femara 2.5 mg starting on day 2 of injections until trigger shot
Orgalutran 250 starting on day 5 of stims
10 eggs retrieved, 7 injected by ICSI, 6 fertilized normally, none made it to freezing
AF showed on day 13
BFN, no beta
Prometrium, 600 mg vaginally

bfp 7dp5dt fet

Hi. I tried to post this on the "Am I Pregnant" forum but was having trouble getting it published. I did my first FET this month and have been taking 6mg estrace and PIO injections every night. I have not been feeling any early symptoms. I decided to do a HPT because I was pretty sure I wasn't pregnant and didn't want to wait two more days to go first beta. surprisingly it came out positive but i am still in disbelief. Is there any possible way estrace or progesterone could have altered the results? I did not take an HCG trigger shot this cycle. I'm trying not to get too excited.

Finally - after 3 years!!

After 3+ long years, I couldn't believe it when I saw "pregnant" on my Clearblue stick yesterday. I got my blood work done in the morning, but it was taking the doctor too long to call me. At lunch I bought my own test :-)!!!

First, let me say I had my doubts because not only have we failed at IVF twice (four times if you include two cancellations), but I only had a Day-5 morula, rather than a blastocyst on the day of transfer. Three doctors gave me little hope. Now, I'm so happy to report my BFP was received yesterday - both from my HPT and Beta (182).

During the TWW, here's what I felt:
- 3dp5dt - period-like cramping (lower abdomen and lower back) for 3-5 days
- extreme thirst
- 30 seconds of nausea, only once
- extreme tiredness (like in my bones)

Two days before before my pregnancy test, the symptoms just went away.

Wishing you all the best!!

BFP after 4 years of trying

My hubby and I had been trying to conceive for a little over 4 years before we got our BFP, so if you're I that boat, keep your head up!
Symptoms:
O-day: estimated ovulation day, DTD. A little ewcm, nothing really.
1 DPO: nothing
2-10 DPO: slight cramping, more pinching feeling, a little nausea and occasional frequent urination.
11-18 DPO: tender breasts, a little nausea, odd pelvic twinging/pinching feeling. Didn't think I was pregnant at all. We've had so many disappointing months that I didn't even want to think it.
19 DPO: nausea, fatigue, and started getting leg cramps. Felt like RLS, and kept me up all night. Very strong twinging
20-26 DPO: leg cramps continue to wake me up. Very tender breasts(which normally happens in the 7 days before my period then stops) strong twinging and pulling sensation in lower left abdomen.
27 DPO: finally decide it's worth a test (period 13 days late!!) very immediate and clear BFP!!!
28 DPO: 3 more BFP!!

And my wonderful son, the love of my life was born 9-4-14❤️❤️

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BFP after laparoscopy

Hubby and I had been ttc for over two years. We were about to start IVF but I was booked in for a lap and dye after there was no spill on my right tube after an initial dye test. I was terrified of the lap, but it was a lot better than I expected. I was treated for mild endo on the right side too. Just make sure you rest properly after the op. I tried to do too much after a week and it set me back a bit (the docs advise one week off work, but I would take two). Anyway, my next ov date after the lap was literally about 10 days after the lap and I was not recovered sufficiently from the op to try then. However, we got our BFP on the next cycle! I've been so nervous of something going wrong since we've been waiting so long, but we had an early scan at 6wks (after I had pains on the right side) and we saw the heartbeat on the scan machine. Fingers crossed everything will be ok. I had heard that you have a better chance of getting pregnant after a lap, but I honestly had no real hope of getting pregnant after 2 years and saw the op only as a means to an end, namely IVF. In my case, having the laparoscopy was definitely the best thing I ever did.

Don't give up... There is always hope!

I have stalked the stories on this board for many years and am now thrilled that we can share our story!

A little bit of background... We began our journey 4 years ago. After a year of no luck we were referred to a fertility specialist. We went through 5 OI (ovulation induction) cycles... All negative. All tests to date were normal (hubby had sperm which got a gold star from the specialist.. Hehe)!

We were given the option of a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis or begin IVF. I had no symptoms of endo other than up to a week of spotting before each of my periods. We decided on IVF.

The following IVF and FET (single 3 day and then 5 day embies) were negative. We then decided it was time for the laparoscopy... I was dreading it! Op went really well, turns out I had stage 2 moderate endo, which would have been causing problems with implantation.

Next IVF round was 5 months later, new doc (due to moving cities), new tests (I had speckled ana levels), new protocol (clexane) and new hope.

We put back a very good looking AA day 5 blasto and 8 days past transfer (8dp5dt) I had a squinty BFP... The first time in my life! Confirmed by several pee sticks later and then blood tests.

Symptoms:
Not many unfortunately... Boobs felt a little sore but nothing else.

Best of luck to all the hopeful mums to be out there... I 100% understand the frustration and disappointment each BFN can bring. If you can check for endo or natural killer cells ... Do! Don't be afraid of a laparoscopy.... Just make sure you rest lots and have heat packs at hand for the recovery! Most importantly, don't be afraid to speak to people about your journey... It does help! Love and baby dust to every single one of you x

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