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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 BFP @ 13dpo after nearly 3 years TTC and endo!

I hope with my story i can give some ladies more hope especially the ones that suffer from infertility and endometriosis. I didn't know i had endo until i experienced increased pain during my periods (always needed a pain killer on the first day) and developing large blood filled cysts on my ovaries. The pain was so bad in 2012 and the cysts wouldn't disappear, a laparoscopy was needed and i was diagnosed with endo stage II. I was told to get pregnant right away, but it wasn't possible to start trying until half a year later. We tried for a year and i went to see a doctor and had again cysts. I was told my egg reserve is low and my ovaries are scarred and out of position, not directly under the tubes. Only solution is either IVF or another operation. I decided to go for natural treatment first. I started taking vitex, propolis, vitamins, iodine and folic acid. Also went on a endo diet, with the biggest change there to cut out gluten which seems to have a negative effect on endo patients as it's linked to celiac desease (gluten intolerance). I've always been a non smoker, rarely drink and don't like coffee much. So i've been taking vitex for not even 2 months yet, saw positive changes happening fast, my luteal phase was extended by 2 more days, so my luteal phase went from 10 days to 12. The cycle i conceived i was dry! I had no notable CM before ovulation, we used preseed the entire fertile window and it worked out, i got the BFP that cycle. Overall we TTCed for nearly 3 years.

Symptoms by DPO:
1-5 dpo - no symptoms really, not even sore boobs, just very very mild twinges in my belly here and there
6 dpo - I remember telling my husband about a butterfly feeling in my stomach, it was so mild i thought i imagined it
7 dpo - Fever in the evening, thought i caught a cold as there had been a chilly thunderstorm the day before, i got a bit wet and then we were in a restaurant with the A.C. turned so cold, i was freezing constantly. So i blamed that for me getting a fever.
8 dpo - Temp rise, thought it's the aftermath of the fever, stayed home from work to take a rest, felt exhausted
9 dpo - Big temp dig
10-11dpo - Temp back up, no real notable symptoms, i seemed emotional (cried at all movies i watched, lol ><), noticed i had no PMS this whole time
12 dpo - Period was due, no sign of it at all, no cramps, no PMS, nothing, no craving for chocolate, did a preg test and it came out positive, but was such a squinter, we couldn't believe it.
13 dpo - Took another preg test, line is visible without squinting, but still faint
14 dpo - Confirmed with a digital to be really sure, got a nice "1-2 weeks preg" and a nice visible plus. Symptoms start to kick in a bit: tired, mild sore bbs, frequent urination and hungry, stomach keeps growling all the time

Conclusion: I had overall no PMS symptoms or preg symptoms really, no spotting, no cramps. All i had really was an odd fever one evening and maybe that butterfly feeling in my stomach giving me a hint.
Never give up, it can happen! I conceived naturally with no help other than a healthy lifestyle and herbal treatment, although i was recommended IVF and/or surgery.

So excited now :-) Hope it sticks!!!

Good luck everyone!!!! You'll get there!

BFP @ 10 DPO, Cycle after Chemical

Hello Ladies:

I've been debating on whether to post my story but decided it might help someone out. I am 9w4d pregnant. I had my first u/s at 8w1d and saw my healthy bean with a strong heartbeat!

My BFP came the cycle following a chemical pregnancy. The chemical caused me to ovulate about a week late. Speaking of ovulation, I used the clear blue advanced digital ovulation test along with internet cheapies to confirm ovulation. I did not temp.

1-5 DPO - Nothing to report. Completely normal.
6 DPO - For about an hour I had cramps that felt similar to period cramps (maybe implantation day??)
7 - 8 DPO - Nothing to report. Completely normal.
9 DPO - Told DH I was positive I was not pregnant because I felt so normal. I tried to have a glass of sangria with my dinner and couldn't drink it. It tasted disgusting.
10 DPO - Decided I would take a test with FMU just to see. I'm a POAS addict. Faint line came up on internet cheapie and I thought I was just seeing things. Decided to try a FRER using the same urine sample and the faint line came up immediately. I seriously couldn't believe it.

I was super paranoid since I had a chemical the cycle before so I kept testing every morning just to make sure my lines got darker. I was beating the control line on FRER by 14 DPO.

So there you have it... I got my BFP (first pregnancy) with basically no symptoms. And still today at 9 weeks, I have very few symptoms. :)

Good luck out there ladies. My best advice is to use OPK's!

It only takes ONE!

I am 32 and my husband (34) and I been TTC for two years. I had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in November 2014 to correct a uterine septum, remove as much endometriosis as possible, and remove a large ovarian cyst. At that time I was excited and thought we had finally identified our issues and were ready to move on and have a baby! We did three rounds of IUI that were all unsuccessful. Each round of IUI it became more and more clear that I wasn't responding to the medications. I was told that I had ovarian deficiency syndrome and that we could have difficulty with producing enough follicles/eggs for IVF. We decided to move forward with IVF and got included on the next IVF cycle.

For the first round of IVF I was on Gonal-F injectables morning and night. When I went in for my 2nd ultrasound I only had 4 follicles; 3 normal and 1 abnormally large. The IVF cycle was cancelled and moved to TI. I was so upset that it was cancelled and even more upset the TI didn't work. We would have to wait for the next IVF cycle that was nearly 2 months away. It felt like forever. For the next round of IVF I was moved to 300 of Follistim in the morning and 300 of Menapur at night. At the final scan I had 7 follicles. We hoped for more but would take what we could get. On day of retrieval we were informed they were able to retrieve 5 eggs. I kept running through my mind all the different scenarios. Best case I'd have a few embryos and worst case I wouldn't end up with any. The thought was too much for me. When we got the call on the status of the embryos my heart was both overjoyed and crushed. One had fertilized. I was so grateful and happy that we had the one but also so sad the others didn't make it. I only had one shot! This was it. When we went in for the transfer I was told the one embryo looked great. Grade A with no fragmentations. Thank the Lord! On day 8 or 9 post transfer I took a HPT and it was BFN. I went into breakdown mode. I cried myself to sleep knowing it was over. I'd have to go through the whole thing again. The pain was too much. On day 10 post transfer I took another test and saw the faintest line. I couldn't tell if I was making it up in my head. I guess I wasn't, yesterday I had my beta test and got the call that I'm prego! HCG Beta @ 13dpo (10dp3dt) - 130!

The road is still long but I never thought I'd get to this place. Ever. It really does only take one. Have faith on the day of the transfer and believe you are pregnant!! Don't let those HPTs play mind games with you (so easy to say, so hard to do.) I wish you all the best on your journey and pray for BFPs for all of you. It is the most broken I have ever been and only those that experience infertility can truly understand the pain. Have faith.

BPF after 3rd round of Clomid and HSG test

Well like many of you I have read this site for months, trying to see if I was on the right path to a BFP. I have been off of birth control since August of 2014. Did not get a period for 4 months, doctor gave me progesterone to try to trigger my period, nothing happened. She did all kinds of blood work and everything came back fine. I have endometriosis so I did not have to wait the full year before trying something else. In November she gave me clomid to take day 5-9. First 2 months, I did ovulate, confirmed with blood test, but did not get BFP. Before the 3rd try she sent me to get the HSG test, did not have any blockages, but did have some minor pain so could have had minor blockages. This month finally BFP!!!!! Going to the doctor Thursday to check to see is twins!

My symptoms were:

1-7-DPO nothing except lots of lower pressure in abdomen, I normally have very sore boobs after ovulation until period this time nothing
8-10 DPO stomach a little upset. boobs still not sore
11-14 DPO diarrhea off and on and tired
Tested 14DPO- and BPF on 2 different brand tests!! I still can't believe it is really happening. Don't give up it will happen and if your doctor suggests the HSG test do it, was not very painful and totally worth it!!

11 months TTC, BFP with PCOS AND ENDO

Hello !! i would like to share my story...my husband and I have been trying to conceive since may of 2014, and since then i have been reeding this site ...just to get my hopes up!! but finally after 11 months and a bio chemical i got my BFP :) hopefully will stick!!!

My husband and i got pregnant our fist month of TTC but ended in a Bio chemical pregnancy. It was a very sad time, it took me several months to accepted what have happened, so we did continue trying but not has hard has we should ... on january 2015 i told my husband we should see a fertility doctor, he denied the fact that something was going on, so we continue trying without help for around 3 months, at the end of march we decided to see the fertility doctor, in this past month i have found out i have PCOS and endometriosis, he put me on 1500mg of metformin with exercise and diet, a he suggested femara for cycle days 3 to 8, he said it was a very low dose... then he told me we should bed 3 times during our fertile window (that we did) ... then a week later we had and appointment to see if we had ovulated, and i had ovulated on both of my ovaries, which was good, so around that time, he just said we needed to wait 2 weeks, so i should be relax and not think about it and hope for a miracle... well yesterday night at 14 DPO, i took a pregnancy test and it was positive!, i took another this morning just to make sure ...and it was positive... so we are very early on, we dont know if this baby, will stick hopefully will, but doesnt matter what happends am very blessed and happy to see 2 lines again! it brought my faith back, that everything is posible! and it can happened naturally if you have PCOS and ENDO, My Doctor which i highly trust, told us we were very far from and IVF, but if it didnt happend naturally we would try IUI first, then do laparoscopy and then IVF if it was needed... i was so afraid.. but..really he was very positive it could happened naturally... we just had to wait and be patient, (I KNOW ITS HARD) ...

for now my symptoms have been:

1-6 DPO NOTHING
7 DPO CRAMPING
8 DPO CRAMPING AND HIGH TEMP
9 DPO CRAMPING AND HIGH TEMP
10 DPO CRAMPING AND HIGH TEMP
11 DPO CRAMPING, HIGH TEMP, STUFFY NOSE AND LITTLE BIT OF NAUSEA
12 DPO CRAMPING HAD STOPPED, DROP IN TEMP FROM 37 T0 39, WATERY CM, AND LITTLE BIT NAUSEA
13 DPO TEMP WENT UP 37, LITTLE BIT OF NAUSEA, TIER, WATERY CM
14 DPO LITTLE BIT OF SORE BOOBS. CRAMPING, NOT HAS MUCH WATERY CM, NOW MORE STICKY BROWN CM (i thought AF was showing up/ so i got very sad... but decided to test at night, and came back BFP)
15 DPO BROWN SPOTTING, SORE BOOBS, CRAMPING, AND HIGH TEMP (took another test it came back BFP faster than yesterday)

i am still cramping and spotting... i am going to call my doctor this afternoon to make and appointment ...
ill let you know what the outcome of this journey will be. for now and very happy and blessed ...

First BFP after 3 years. Endo, LPD, weak ov, hostile fluid, low progesterone, laparoscopy (laser).

Hi everyone!

I really cannot believe I am here to share this story. I have been reading these stories for 3 years and never ever ever thought I would get pregnant, I truly believed that and it had taken an emotional toll on me. The only reason I am writing this now is to lend some hope to you ladies out there, because I know how much others stories would help me when I was in my darkest moments.

My background:
Saw 3 different fertility specialists over 3 years, Used multiple OPKs, IUIs, HSG, sonohysterogram, laparoscopy to remove stage 2 endo, hysterscopy to remove polyps, clomid, letrazole, bloodtests, ultrasounds, progesterone, trigger shots, etc, and every home remedy (pineapple core, preseed, mucinex, guafenin, legs in air, etc.). My lap was Dec 26 2013, I had it done due to SEVERE debilitating period cramps and infertility. It did not help whatsoever for my pain nor my fertility, so the last few months I have been researching the leading endo excision specialist in the world in California who changes women's lives apparently. Also been setting little money aside each week for IVF, but at the rate I was going, would take 30 years to have enough money.

Anyway, for some reason, as of the last 3-4 months, I just finally became burned out and tired, mentally exhausted. Got rid of all OPKs, medicines, everything. Only marked when my period would start so that I had an idea when to expect it and I could plan around the pain that would come. Was so consumed with buying a house that I just completely put TTC out of my mind, which I never thought I could do, but in a way, I "let go" for the time being. Didnt even have much sex at all, just wasnt in the mood.

I just found out 2 days ago that I am expecting. Got my first ever positive pregnancy test in 3 years of trying. Only reason I tested was because I noticed my period was 4-5 days late, which is weird for me. It was a very strong positive and my betas are very good. Of course, I am TERRIFIED of miscarriage or something else going wrong, but more than anything I am truly SHOCKED that it finally happened when I was trying the least. I used to HATE when I would read those stories of relaxing and letting go to make it happen, but I am living proof, or else its just one hell of a coincidence. This should not be possible, all 3 docs told me I had less than 1% chance of conceiving. Anyway, DONT EVER LET GO OF HOPE. I let the anxiety and depression of infertility destroy my social life and some friendships. Hang in there please and good luck!!!!!! <3

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BFP after TTC 4yrs stage 3 endometriosis

Hi all!

I'd love to share my story, because if you are reading this, you may be loosing hope.

I lost hope completely. We were tapped out at $40,000.00 spent on procedures... and on the brink of divorce.

I probably would have bankrupted us from IVF... but we really lucked out. Here is our story...

We put ourselves on the Adoption list... but there was still years to wait on the wait list. .. so we fostered kids in the meantime... which made us better people. I truly believe life takes you on a crazy path that you can't change. But I wouldn't have changed my experiences for the world.

Because of infertility, I would have never looked into fostering kids, and we were so blessed to have had them in our lives.

In the beginning, I was put on chlomid for 3 months... which failed and gave me a cyst.

I needed a laproscopy... 2 year wait list from my doc... and I couldn't get in anywhere... except the U.S.A where I had to pay $15,000 for the surgery. It ended up being more invasive because I was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis and they had a lot of cleaning up to do.

Well, the window after the surgery was unsuccessful... even though she said it was our best chance. Oh... and one of my tubes were blocked too.

So I went on to IVF.

It failed.

We couldn't afford to try again for a while, so about a year later... we tried our frozen embryo.

IT TOOK!!!! Then I miscarried at like 3 weeks.

So after all this devastation, both emotional and financial, we had to wait again... and man did we fight about it.

So, for a year I did all the naturopath stuff, reflexology, hot yoga, eating clean, natural and chemical free home, hypnotherapy, vitamins, acupuncture, essential oils.... all of it. Costing hundreds of dollars.

After discussing our situation again with our Doc, She suggested I try an IUI for fun... a last ditch effort to save us the money of IVF again...

And it worked!

BFP!!!!!!
No miscarriage so far and I'm 6 weeks.

I'm 29... with a failed IVF... and for some miracle... and IUI took!

I don't wish infertility on anyone, it's unbearably painful and affects all areas of your life. I hope my story gives you hope if you are in a similar situation!!!

BTW... it was worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BFP after 2 yrs 5mths TTC, early MC in 2013 and diagnosis of mod-severe endo in Jan

I'm still not quite believing it! BFP with FMU this am. AF not actually due til tomorrow according to FF. Positive also confirmed today with blood test. I was feeling crampy and PMS like symptoms and was sure I was going to see yet another BFN... I only tested as I take progesterone to stop early spotting before AF after O and wanted to be sure of a BFN before stopping it. BFP popped straight up after a min. I'll be staying on the progesterone now!

This cycle according to temping I ovulated in cycle day 12. I usually feel ovulation cramps but this month they weren't as obvious to me (O varies from day 12-16)
I can't do a day by day symptoms post O, as I was trying not to obsess but certain stand outs were;
Temp dip on charting on day 6 PO with watery CM noted-? Implantation
Emotional breakdown including rant and cry to my husband day 7 PO, temps rose
I had heart burn all last week which made me feel off/very mildly nauseous in bed (unusual for me)
Further temp rise today 14 PO when it usually starts to dip and then BFP!

For TTC I have been having acupuncture with herbs and cinnamon tea (to increase bbt) for a good year now. We have used sperm friendly lubricant and I have stayed in bed for as long as possible after BD. BD every other day or day in my fertile window. I have been taking prenatal vitamins, vit b, vit d, folic acid and coenzyme q10 (dr and acupuncturist recommended). I had a stint of yoga at one stage too.

I can't pinpoint what the secret was this month...I was told I would be more fertile after a lap procedure in Jan but as I had had a few cycles and BFN I think I had accepted IVF might be the only option due to my mod-severe endo. I was booked in for an IVF consult in 2 weeks! I can't say I was more relaxed, being particularly healthy with diet or exercise or not looking at forums or this site in my 2WW...
I wish everyone good luck and baby dust and keep your fingers and toes crossed this is our rainbow baby xxoo

I've been stalking this board for FOUR YEARS!! There IS hope ladies!!!

Of course I'm cautiously optimistic - this is my first pregnancy but I'm a symptom stalker from WAYYY back. I actually tracked my symptoms so I could tell myself they were all PMS and not get my hopes up. I'm only 13DPO but I did notice a few things were different this time around.

A little backstory - I'm 33 years old, DH is 34 both healthy weight, non-smokers. I had an HSG, hysteroscopy and lap two months ago to remove mild endometriosis (stage II) and was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis so have been taking Levothyroxine for the past few months as well. After four years of trying naturally, we finally went ahead and pulled the trigger on the first round of IUI using 5MG of Femara CD3-CD8. DH's count was through the roof (235 million) and I used OPKs to time insemination on CD15. Honestly, it was the LEAST romantic thing I've ever experienced. I felt like a show horse being inseminated but we were still very hopeful. Until....

the same day of our IUI, I found out one of my best friends became pregnant naturally after three years of trying. I was devastated and spent two days crying about it (I know, I felt like a huge jerk but I'm sure you can understand). I was convinced it was never going to happen for us. Later, I experienced some serious anxiety/depression the week after the IUI. I'm not sure if they're TTC or hormone related, but it was very much out of character for me.

I did a lot of positive thinking and meditation during my follicular phase this cycle - visualized myself producing healthy eggs and even created a "Pregnancy Visualization" board on Pinterest. It helped me obsess about it in a positive way and kept me somewhat distracted.

Anyway, here were the symptoms for me:

1DPO - Emotional, tender breasts, light ovulation type cramps, very stressed
2DPO - SO BLOATED! Also had some odd leg cramps which I never have - not sure if this is a sign (so early) but made me go "hmmmm?"
3DPO - 10DPO breasts still tender the whole time with red sensitive nippes, mild occasional heartburn, leg cramps on and off. Very thirsty. Had a big temp dip to coverline at 10DPO so I thought I was out for sure.
11DPO - temp back up - along with my hopes of course. Heartburn/indigestion, sore boobs, weird AFish cramps, could also feel my ovaries practically throbbing. Emotional, hungry at odd times, stuffy/runny nose, headache. Had creamy brownish discharge in the AM, thought this was AF getting ready to show. BFN on Clear Blue Digital. Boy, somehow the "Not Pregnant" hurts worse than a lack of a pink line. I'm pretty sure we're out now.
12DPO - Temps took a HUGE dive below coverline as expected (I have a 12 day LP). I was devastated. Told DH I think we're out this month. Cried and cried all morning. Even he cried. We were a mess. Noticed my boobs still hurt (which they usually stop when my temps go down before AF). Yawning all day, still kinda gurpy. Also, noticed veins on chest/breasts were becoming a bit more noticeable but was still convinced I was imagining things. Had more creamy brown discharge (the brown isn't unusual, the creaminess of it was). It is like creamy CM plus brown discharge. I keep telling myself I'm not pregnant and to move on, thought about finishing off a bottle of wine last night but something made me wait. I don't know what it was - hope springs eternal I guess. I told myself if my temps were back up in the morning I'd POAS but was fully prepared to see the Red Witch.
13DPO - woke up this morning and temped as usual - IT WAS BACK UP! Huzzah! I jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom to check my panties - NOTHING! Could it be?? Was I wrong?? I snuck my last pregnancy test out of the drawer and locked myself in the bathroom down the hall. Peed on the stick and then sat there and watched it for what seemed like an eternity. Much to my surprise after a few minutes "Pregnant 1-2" popped up in the screen. I'm still reeling. I went back to bed and handed DH the test. We're so excited but also realistic about the odds of a CP or MC but we couldn't stop smiling all morning. As we were laying in bed, we heard a Tom Turkey gobbling out in the back yard. DH jumped out of bed, stuck his head out the door, and yelled "GOBBLE GOBBLE I'M GONNA BE A DADDY!" It was pretty sweet.

Oh man. Anyway, I can't tell you how helpful these stories were for me and I really though I'd never be one of them, so I wanted to come back and contribute. Girls, keep your chin up and don't lose hope.

My Miracle at 42!

I have stalked this page for nearly two years, trying to match my TWW symptoms with BFP stories, hoping that mine would be the next. I was convinced that I would never get (and stay) pregnant, having had a miscarriage at 21 (7 weeks) and a chemical pregnancy at 41. My son (adopted) has been asking for a sibling, and my new husband has no children - we were ready to add to our family.
I had been diagnosed (and possibly misdiagnosed - no 2 docs ever agreed!) with endometriosis, HPV, cervical and uterine polyps, menorrhagea, bicornuate uterus, and cervical cancer. I pretty much had no faith in the medical field, so I decided to research & take things into my own hands. I started drinking raspberry leaf tea (1-2 cups/day), Vitex (800mg/day), royal jelly, prenatal vitamins, and eventually added on ubiquinol. I stopped taking the Vitex after one year (6 weeks ago), as it seemed to be suppressing my ovulation. Of course, I used PreSeed. I also started temping & paying close attention to my body. My husband is home only 3 nights/week, so we BD like crazy when he's here!
Which brings me to this week. My chart wasn't looking much different from most of the previous ones, so I wasn't getting my hopes up. I noticed that I O'd 4 days late, so when AF didn't make her regularly scheduled appearance, I thought nothing of it. Then 4 days later (17d LP), no AF, and still had high temps. So I pulled a Dollar Store cheapie out, since it wouldn't break the bank and 30 seconds later...BFP!!!
After thanking God, I told my husband - I think he's still in shock!
I was still in total disbelief, so today I tested on a Target stick with SMU that was diluted with a cup of coffee, a cup of tea & 2 glasses of juice - another BFP!!!
So - here are my symptoms...
1-13 dpo - nothing.
14 dpo - stabbing pains on the sides of my bbs, then super-tender bbs (I wouldn't even take my bra off at night!)
15-16 dpo - bbs slightly tender; I usually crave cheese before AF arrives, and I noticed that I had a slight aversion to it.
17 dpo - very mild sporadic cramping - I figured that AF would probably show, but decided to test anyway...BFP!
18 dpo - continued mild cramping & a tiny little bit of spotting when I wipe - still couldn't believe it, so I tested again - another BFP!
19 dpo - cramping & spotting are both gone, so I'm thinking it was just a little hormone shift & I'm going to be making an appointment with a doc!

Sorry for such a lengthy and detailed post, but I know that I've read every single one, hoping for some reassurance & if my story can offer anyone any peace of mind and hope, I'm happy to share!
God is great - He allowed me to grow one Miracle in my heart, and now He's giving me a chance to grow another below it! I thought I'd never have a chance at pregnancy, but He gave me the leads to try a different path and to remind me of the power of prayer!
Baby dust to all - I truly hope that everyone here gets their chance at Motherhood!

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