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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! After 8 months...

Yesterday morning as I got ready I was flipping through the most recent BFP stories (when will it be MY turn, right?) one caught my eye that said "I got four positive OPKS on day period was due and later got BFP". So of course, I have 60000 OPKs, so I tried it-- hey, AF wasn't here yet so why not? Well I'll be...

I got four positive opks on CD 30. Weird. Shouldn't I FEEL pregnant if I was, though?

After much encouragement from my husband, we bought a test and I was so sure it would be negative (like usual) that I refused to pee. When I finally couldn't hold it anymore I gave up a sample and my husband watched the test. Positive in about 3 seconds.

I have endometriosis, I am 30, and had a hystersalpingogram scheduled for next week and a sperm analysis for my husband. We've been actively trying for 8 months and off BC for 15 months. I had given up. I was internally angry at all the pregnant women at the airport or in the grocery store, and when I saw some of the horrible crimes mothers were committing against their children on the news I would sob for days. I still cannot believe that this happened for us, with all the cards stacked against us, and a long road of in vitro up ahead. It happened naturally, we used nothing special, I DIDN'T cut back on anything (like coffee which I had given up while trying 6 months ago), I didn't lay with my legs in the air, and I certainly DID NOT think this was our month. So please please all you ladies out there hurting like I was-- loosen up, let go of a few things, and it will probably happen. Now I have a ton of fertility appointments to go cancel, and a ton of wishes for all you ladies waiting so patiently. I've been there too. Xoxo

I'm WHAT???? (36 with Endometriosis, be damned!)

(after trying for 5+ years, almost a full year with fertility doctor, and endometriosis pain from hell just about every month)
This was the one month I didn't chart all of my symptoms, because I was supposed to be doing IVF. While starting the IVF process of taking BCP to regulate, insurance decided to rescind their approval due to some policy changes. Frustrating to have to wait another month, to say the least, but once I got my period the IUI process began yet again.

There were 3x injections daily for a while again. I had a few good follicles over 19 in size, but since it was so similar to the last IUI cycle, I was careful not to get my hopes up. Ovidrel, 1st IUI next day, 2nd IUI day after... old hat.

My breasts were sore over a week before my period was due, but my PMS is ruthless so it didn't really stand out. I also got reflux and indigestion a bit but, again, this is not very unusual. Especially when it's cold outside (for some reason, it exacerbates my IBS).

I guess when I noticed that my already large breasts felt kind of "in the way" and bigger, I should have suspected something. I don't know if the extra twinges I felt in my abdomen were a sign, or just more IBS stuff either.

But today, I had my blood test. I got the call from my doctor's office at 2:42pm saying, "Congratulations! We're all so happy for you! And your numbers look really good. They're 182. We just need you to come back in on Friday for the repeat..."

I had no clue what to say, and I was right in the middle of work. I just blurted out "I don't even know how to react right now. I'm probably going to sneak into the bathroom to cry" which was met with giggles. Those nurses knew how frustrating this all was.

Sure enough, I did just that right before I called my husband. We're excited and nervous at the same time. Cross your fingers that my numbers jump up by Friday!!!

(And to anyone reading this and thinking "will that ever be me?", I send positive vibes that 2016 is your year too. I sure as hell didn't think it was going to happen!)

Stop Stressing, relax, and just let it happen.

I had three kids at a young age 16, 17, 19. At 21 I got my tubes tied because it was clear that things were not going to work out between my kids father and I. I vowed that if I ever had kids again that my husband would love me enough to understand why I tied my tubes and we would untie them if he truly wanted kids. (It seemed so simple) Flash forward 6 years later I meet the man of my dreams and he has no kids. We get married, untie tubes and after a year of trying NOTHING! Super depressed we tried and finally we stop trying and BOOM I was pregnant. One week later we miscarried. So with the hope and assurance that the surgery worked we tried again and nothing for another year and half. In October 2015 I started clomid. The first cycle failed. I was so livid on the next cycle I was like "F THIS! I don't want to try, I don't care anymore." I stopped researching every symptom. Wishing every pregnant women was me. Hoping that I was next. Jealous of my friends for being pregnant with ease. While I was stuck here trying for yet another year paying for infertility meds. I completely rejected the idea that I would even be pregnant. I would say 'NO SORE BOOBS NO PREGNANCY" So much so I didn't even test before it was time to see my doctor. I didn't realize how addicted I was to researching every symptom in every forum. It was actually depressing me. Not caring if I was or not was much less stressful. When I suppose to go get my meds for the third cycle of Clomid they made me take a test. She told me it was negative. While waiting for the my paper work the nurse calls the Dr. and she says "IT'S POSITIVE!!!" (I told them Dr.'s aren't suppose to lie to their patients. It's rude." lol) Blood test confirmed! I used Preeseed, Mucinex, Clomid and Estradol. On the last cycle and while BDing DH would tell me to just relax. I guessed it worked.

1-16 DPO NO SYMPTOMS, NOTHING AT ALL!

Don't be discourage if you don't have any symptoms. I would swear I had every symptom there was and every time it was Negative. I was a POASA. I would squint at every PT thinking there was a line. There never was.

I'm 5 weeks and 3 days now and I have sore boobs and I'm so incredibly hungry all the time.

Good Luck! Prayer works! Gory be to God he knew when the right time was.

BFP 3 months after Chemical

We have been trying for our 2nd for 8 months.(1st took 2 years due to endometriosis). 3 months ago had a chemical pregnancy with HCG never reaching above 50.

To be honest from 1DPO-9DPO, no symptoms at all! It was during the holiday season so I was a little more busy than usual but didn't have any cramping, spotting nothing! I felt totally out!

10 DPO - For some reason I had a weird inclination to test in middle of the day and got what I think was the faintest squinter positive ever on a wondfo dip test. I went ahead and tested twice more throughout the day (with wondfo) but was not convinced (DH didnt see a line). Started getting the heavy full tender breasts at night.
11DPO - Tested with a FRER with FMU and got another serious squinter, DH thinks he saw something but I didnt believe it! Started to get pretty serious cramping on and off. The cramps remind me very much of my pregnancy with where they are located. I did not have this with my chemical pregnancy.
12DPO - Tested with a FRER with FMU and saw a very very faint line! Can't believe it and with my past chemical I took with a grain of salt. Very crampy today. It is not like period cramps, its lower and across the whole lower pelvic region. Reminds me of my 3rd trimester of the last pregnancy. Very sore breasts and full feeling.
13 DPO - Went at lunch and got a clearblue digital and got a pregnant within 2 minutes! Can't believe my eyes! Felt a little sick this morning when I got to work but could have been attributed to lack of sleep with my son.
Period Due Date - 14 DPO - Got another positive with FMU with a clearblue easy digital and negative with FRER Gold digital. (FRER gold are just terrible...total accident I got that and not regular frer)

Feeling like I am at least pregnant at the moment, no matter what happens I am happy to see that I am able to get pregnant after my previous struggles with endometriosis. Hoping to get in to the doc next week!

bfp FINALLY after 5 years ttc!!!

FINALLY FINALLY got my BFP!! I was seriously thinking I would never be able to share a bfp story. Here's a quick summary of our history. ME 30 DH 30. DH and I have been together almost 8 years(since 2008) & he has a 9 yo daughter. We used condoms (sometimes) & pull out method with no other BC in the first year we were together before we got married in 2009. We knew we eventually wanted kids and we choose to not necessisarily try but not to prevent either. When the baby fever really kicked in in 2011 I started to wonder why nothing had happened yet but I brushed it off. In 2012 i started using OPKs here and there and I would get surges. AF was pretty regular, every 27 to 33 days. Finally 2014 rolled around & I was about to turn 29. Started seeing a new obgyn and he suggested a lap for a fibroid he felt and also suspected endo due to heavy/painful flow. 03/2014 lap was performed and I did have slight scarring that was cleared up, a cyst on left ovary, and lemon sized fibroid removed. 04/2014 AF came then started 1 month of lupron depot. DR was confident I'd get pregnant soon. Finally with no bps I went back to DR in 09/2014 and requested clomid & he prescribed it for 6 months. After first dose I went in for day 21 testing and ovulation was confirmed so I stayed at 50mg dose. 5 cycles BFN, I was so bummed out by the end of that year I didn't even fill rx for the last (6th) cycle. DH took new job and we moved out of state so the first have of 2015 was pretty busy. New insurance policy with his work starts 08/2015 and I finally make the appt with a fertility specialist clinic I found after plenty of online research. Our first visit was late 09/2015 and we were there almost 4 hours doing all the bloodwork, consultations, SA. We found out our insurance was GREAT and covered everything up except IUI or IVF, even meds!!! I was shocked I thought maybe just some testing would be covered. RE had an amazing attitude and made me feel good about the situation. After seeing pis from my lap she said it looked like I was slightly polycystic andscarring from endo wasn't very bad. She said we would attack the situation aggressively and get me pregnant. DH's SA came back perfect so she prescibed femara/letrazole 5mg CD 2-6, follistim or gonal f 125iu CD 7-9, CD 10 appt for US and BW to check for 1.8cm follie so I could trigger that evening, then progesterone capules vaginally 2 dpo. Insurance didnt cover compounded prog pills so switched to crinone instead. AF started 2 days after appt so I started meds CD 2. CD 10 appt showed 1.75 follie so nurse said to trigger that evening with TI the next 3 days. 7dpo appt showed p4 at 29.2...good ovulation!. Beta at 14 dpo was negative...so bummed. The crinone gave me so many pg symptoms thought it would be my bfp finally. Went in for baselines to start 2nd cycle on 10/2015. Cancelled appts with DRs because DH was going out of town for work and wasnt sure when he'd be back, but I already had the meds so I went ahead and took meds but we only got to BD once after trigger on CD 10 but since I had no monitoring Im not sure if i was even ready the night i triggered. 14 dpo AF came....great, more bummed. Scheduled baselines again to start cycle 3 (technically cycle 2, didn't tell DR i took meds last month). This month my insurance would cover gonal f instead of the follistim from cycle 1 &2 and Dr said it was basically the same thing. CD 10 appt was day after thanksgiving. Showed 2 good follies 1.7 and 1.5 i think, nurse said to wait to trigger til tomorrow evening, CD 11 and said if we wanted to could do IUI. We decided to try TI one more month then try IUI if bfn. Started PIO this time instead of messy crinone. Beta was scheduled very early at 10/11 dpo. Waited 4 hours for call back thinking for sure it was negative. Nurse finally called this friday, 12-11-15 and said your pregnancy test came back postive, hcg level is 12.3 and over 5 is positive!!!!!OMG!!! She said it was VERY early pregnancy to second beta is tomorrow at 13 dpo!! Trying not to sound corny but I was trying to be positive for a long time but the hurt of never seeing a bfp was getting to me, i felt like i was really losing hope the the last couple monthseven though I was responding well to meds. Then BAM!!!, got our BFP finally after 8 years together. Keep praying miracles happen everyday, thats my DRs office motto. Babydust to all!!!

Bfp 14 dpo. First sign of pregnancy yeast infection

Hi ladies! First of all, thank you to this amazing website for keeping us sane (or not sane according to the hubby hahah:p). To all you symptom spotters out there, I understand you! I literally googled everything from sore boobs to cm to cervix position. Lol
I'm 25 and hubby is 26. Ttc for 3 months. Things I did different this month:
Preseed (gotta love it!) and evening primrose oil to increase cm. It worked! Lastly, I charted my basal temp.
Here are my symtoms:
Ovulation day 19: ovulation bleed ( first time that happens)
1 dpo-3 dpo: yeast infection, vivid dreams and small cramps
4 dpo: cold and migraine
5 dpo: craving ruffles. Extreme hunger. Hands were shaking I was so hungry.
6 dpo: cervix very high
7 dpo- 10 dpo: cramps, tingling nipples
11 dpo: implantation spotting. A very small yellowish brown spot of cm when I wiped. Vivid dream that I was pregnant.
12 dpo- 13 dpo: negative hpt. Period cramps. Oh no:( I was 99.9 sure periods were coming. Cervix low, hard and open. No cm, dry! Typical before my periods.
14 dpo: BFP:) the only reason i tested was because for shits and giggles. I had one pregnancy test left.
hoping for a sticky bean :)
Good luck ladies, never give up!

My BFP Journey with ISCI – it’s taken a while!

My BFP Journey – it’s taken a while!

So some background:
Me – 30 and never been pregnant (not even a smidge)
Husband – 32 and no children. Good quality sperm but normal form was 2% rather than 4%

My husband and I started trying in June 2013. By October 2014, nothing had happened and I had turned into a bit of a wreck so I went to see a gynaecologist privately with work insurance. (I had been to the GP in August but they just did blood tests and told me to come back in 6 months).

He instantly said my periods weren’t right, they have always been heavy and varied in length. He suspected endo, something I was also worried about.

I had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in November 2014. Lots of scarring found including a big ol’ cyst on one of my ovaries. He cleared it all up and gave me 4 months to conceive.

4 months came and went and I still wasn’t pregnant so went back to the GP and got referred on the NHS back to the same gynaecologist. Wasn’t really sure what to expect but he instantly referred me for ivf, a bit of a surprise! By the time I had more blood tests (hormones fine) and waited for my appointment, I started my first ivf cycle in June 2015.

After 3 weeks sniffing the hormones, the cycle had to be cancelled due to fluid in the uterus, it had to be removed with a hysteroscopy. Disappointing but I was going on holiday in August and the time scales were getting stressful so we decided to start again in September. Had the op beginning of September where he found no fluid (wtf).
Ivf cycle 2 started up again in September.

I was put on a short protocol and didn’t respond amazingly to the drugs. I only had 4-5 follicles developing and when I had my egg retrieval on 12 October, they only got 2 embryos.
Both embryo’s fertilised and I had two grade 1 embryos put back in on a 3 day transfer. We had the option of putting one in the freezer but we decided to go for ‘all or nothing’!

So my Two Week Wait went like this:

1dp3dt - nothing
2dp3dt - nothing
3dp3dt – I woke up in the morning having the most INTENSE orgasm dream of my life. I have had these before but never with the severity. As soon as I woke it turned into extremely painful low uterine cramps, it lasted about half an hour and only shifted with 2 bowel movements. I thought there is no way embryos could stick to my uterine wall after that. Although I wasn’t told not to have orgasm’s if you read online, it is a big no no to have any contractions. Has anyone else had this?!
4dp3dt - nothing
5dp3dt - a few jabby pains that got my attention but after egg retrieval (HOW PAINFUL IS THAT?!) everything was sore and bloated.
6dp3dt – Same, a few jabby pains
7dp3dt - Nothing
8dp3dt - BFN in the morning. I start spotting brown and presume it’s the beginning of my period as that is how it always starts.
9dp3dt – Heavier brown spotting. Sore boobs but I have had that since transfer, put it down to progesterone. I’m at a wedding and think fuck it so have a few drinks and shots.
10dp3dt – Spotting lighter and still brown but now have cramps that are EXACTLY the same as the day before my period would be. Seriously glum now and tell my husband, parents and sister that the whole things is over. Put a tampon in and go to bed expecting AF in the morning. Don’t bother doing progesterone suppositories.
11dp3dt – Go to the shop and buy a pregnancy test first thing just so I can get it out the way. Husband wishes me good luck and I tell him I don’t need good luck because ‘we all know what the result will be’. To my amazement, I get a BFP within seconds and within 2 minutes it is darker than the control line!!! Aches and cramps continue throughout the day. Phone the nurse at the hospital because I am now nervous about the spotting and she says to have ‘cautious optimism’ but it is very good news!
12dp3dt – spotting and aching have subsided. Boobs are still sore but nipples aren’t anymore.

Things I have learnt
- After ttc for 2.5 years, I thought I would instantly know that I was pregnant and something would be different. There was absolutely nothing different to my BFP and the build up to my normal period. I can’t believe how similar the cramps and aches were. Basically, you know nothing until you get a bfp!
- Don’t worry about having an orgasm! The uterine contractions I had after my dream were so strong, I honestly think if an embryo is going to stick it will
- I did the 5 day pineapple thing and ate brazil nuts every day but that was it.
- I really enjoyed doing the Zita West ivf positive visualisation CD. I tried to do it most days and always felt really good afterwards.

Very Surprising BFP

Hi Ladies,

Just thought Id share my story here, just to give those other endo sufferers hope if it isn't already happening for you!

Just to give some background:
I suffered quite badly from endo during my teens and was put on the pill to control it (although I doesn't agree with me) so Ive tried different pills and then the mirena (also not another great choice for me) so as of Nov 2014 I was on nothing. Discussed with hubby maybe to start trying as I know it may be hard with the endo and my age (23) would be on my side. That was Jan of this year, needless to say.... nothing happened. I did everything I could, read up on as much as I could, spent countless hours on here reading stories! This continued till June, which I know isn't a long time, but so close to our wedding we decided to focus on the wedding and leave the babies for another 6 months to a year. It was disappointing because my doctor would continually test my ovulation levels and say they were spot on, that my age was perfect for trying to have a baby, then suggesting maybe my husband was the reason we werent conceiving and to get him tested. That all seemed bit invasive to me considering the fact he was only 26.

Anyway fast forward to late sept/early oct, we had gotten married, gotten through the stress of it all, were just enjoying ourselves with our honeymoon coming up, me not giving much thought to babies at all. I must of ovulated somewhere in the first week of october (I'm sorry I don't have the exact dates, or what I exactly felt because I really wasn't paying attention) I always felt ovulation, boobs got tender etc, again I didn't think much of it as nothing had happened before. Two weeks later we were off on our honeymoon, with my period of course due on the day we were to fly out... and with what felt like shooting period cramps I was thinking, yep right on time! (28 day cycle). The days passed and Id continue with these pains maybe once or twice a day but no period. I wasn't particularly worried because my cycle before had been a little scattered as Id tried going on the pill again- that lasted two weeks and I was over it. I just kept putting my absent period down to that. Telling my husband constantly, its got to be on its way soon. Fast forward another week, slight twinges in my abdomen on and off, no period. I sort of broached the subject that wouldn't it be hilarious if I actually was pregnant after all of that. He wasn't finding it THAT funny of course haha. I decided to let it go abit longer, and last sunday I took one of my spare ovulation tests (because I've read they can pick up on hormones if you are pregnant and don't have a test to use) it came up with the smiley face indicating definite hormones there but I knew I couldn't be ovulating, that was confusing so again I left it another day and bought some preg tests on my shopping run. I decided to take it the next morning, convincing myself it'd be just like the others, only this time the test line developed long before the control line did.

I am still quite shell shocked, not quite understanding what was different about that ovulation/month to all the others when I was trying to do everything right. I think its true what they say, the moment you aren't worried about it, is the moment it will happen. I also think the fact hubby had gotten back into a fairly rigorous gym routine helped (Ive read a few articles on studies that go on to say weight lifting and constant exercise improve sperm speed and capabilities). So from that it was off to the doctors to see the little bean in my tummy (it looked just like I spot to me) haha and am waiting to hear back on my HCG levels. Hopefully there fine, as not knowing about this pregnancy, I had continued doing everything normally, including getting a new tattoo (lordy, if only id known!)

So to wrap it up the big things I've noticed in what would of been the two week wait would be the shooting cramp pains, they'd come and go only lasting a minute if that, and maybe wanting to sleep abit more (but Ive always loved my sleep) everything else seemed normal. Its only in the last couple of days that Ive felt tender boobs, slight nausea when I don't eat enough and aversion to smells/food that I normally love. I'll be 6 weeks on friday (30th).

So goodluck and positive vibes to all of you ttc with endo, cause it does happen!

BFP 3rd IUI with Injectables and Endo

I will start this story like so many that I've read before. I've been reading this site for about 2 years now, praying that one day I could post here. Finally, I can :)

Let's start from the beginning. My husband and I started TTC when I was 26, and he was 32. I had no reason to believe that it would be a difficult TTC road for us, but after a few months, I was feeling discouraged. I started buying ovulation predictor kits, switching brands, and trying new techniques. I used a fertility app to track my ovulation date. The timing was perfect nearly every month, for 12 months. Finally, I went to the doctor's and was referred to a fertility clinic.

We went for a battery of tests, and I had a HSG done. Tubes were open, but the ultrasounds showed spots on my left ovary indicative of Endo. We started on the IUI road, while I waited for my Lap surgery date to confirm Endo, and get rid of the Endometriomas. Devastated doesn't even describe how I felt the day they told me.

IUI #1: Puregon injections (50iu). We thought this was it! We just needed a little nudge. But I got a BFN, and was devastated.
IUI #2: Femara pills. Another BFN.
IUI #3: Puregon injections (100iu). Three mature eggs (yikes!), and four semi-mature at 15mm. Normally they wouldn't proceed, but with Endo, we all decided to go for it. I got my BFP exactly 10 days before my Lap surgery date. I shook, cried, and collapsed to the bathroom floor when I saw my very first BFP at 11DPO (faint, but there).

I am now 28, and 24 weeks pregnant. I will never forget the struggle it took to get here, and the pain I felt every month when AF arrived. There is hope to conceive without a Lap, and with IUIs (although injectables seem to have done the trick). My doctor said they work best for Endo.

Only distinct BFP symptom was a sharp, jolt-like pain at 9DPO (or 9 days post-IUI). It felt like little electric jolts in my uterus. I thought it may be from the Puregon injections earlier, but it turned out to be the implantation of one healthy little egg :)

Have hope ladies. It took us 2 years - you will get there one day.
xo

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.

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