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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.

OMG!!!! BFP!!!!! Natural cycle IVF! Unexplained infertility. First BFP after 5 years!!!!!!!

Now I really CAAAANOOOT BELIEVEEE that I am posting here. As many others, I was reading this forum like crazy over and over again. These stories helped me so much to stay positive whatever happens while going through many TWW including the successful one. I was dreaming of posting here, but I was sure it will never happen to me. But IT HAPPENEEEEEEEED!!!!! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD!!!UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!

Me - 29, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, regular periods every 28 days since I was 12, have been very healthy before TTC.
Him - 41, good semen analysis, very heathy.

TTC since March 2010. I was 25 years old - young and healthy to my knowledge. Started the dream relationship with the love of my life and wanted many kids right away. We were so excited! Unfortunately, the infertility road started....It took us 5 years. It was sooooooo painful and unbearable. Just until couple of weeks I thought that it will never, never end. I was so hopeless even though I am still 29. It was never going to happen and my heart was broken.
We were trying naturally for some time, but I was nervous on the 3rd month already. Started some tests. They found cervical dysplasia in 2010. It was coned - no BFP months after that. In 2012, a big dermoid cyst grew on my left ovary. During surgery - severe endometriosis found....Cleaned it - no BFP months and months after that. Then it continued - dysplasia recurring....2013 AMH levels checked - 0.25, two months later 0.14....They said I might need to think about egg donor. Whaaat?!!!!!!

We were trying naturally for many months.
TTC since March 2010
3 unmonitored Clomid cycles in the summer of 2011
3 IUI between 2013 and 2014 - 2 natural, 1 monitored Clomid
Medicated IVF - Cancelled - 8 eggs, 6 retrieved, 5 mature, non fertilized (dr. was shocked considering our good semen analysis - it's a mystery...)
Natural Cycle IVF/ICSI (absolutely no meds except the trigger shot to time retrieval) - 2 mature eggs!!! The doctors couldn't believe... Both fertilized. 2 beautiful embryos at day 5. One transferred on day 5, one frozen!!! BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beta #1 - 146, Beta #2 378.

It's five weeks since my last period and 3 weeks since my egg retrieval/fertilization. I am 5/3 weeks PREGNANT!!!!! I still can't believe it and certainly can't process it.

My symptoms day by day:

Transfer Day - on the coach most of the day, no symptoms

1dpt - dull cramping mostly on the left side and some pain in the left leg, both for 3-4 hours.

2dpt - very very tired in the evening, shortness of breath, very light pulling and pinching pains on the right - barely noticeable, cystitis pains in the evening.

3dpt - some cyst like type of pain on the right during the day, extremely cold/freezing during the day while trying to take a nap, light menstrual cramps evening, late evening - again ovulation/cyst like pain on the right - more than earlier.

4dpt - super sensitive left nipple since last night - breasts are sore, evening - ovulation/cyst pain on the right, tired, nipple is super hurting, feeling wet but still dry, later changed to a ovulation mixed with dull menstrual cramping almost going to the legs.

5dpt - sore throat in the morning (possibly because of dry air), no pains in the morning / the left nipple still very sensitive, tired in the afternoon, after 4pm - premenstrual cramping, feeling wet, cm got more watery/sticky as the day went on, feels like period is coming. I am almost sure period is coming.

6dpt - no pains in the morning, a little bit of clear cm, after 11am - dry again, no cramping during the day, after 3pm - slightly crampy (dull..some leg pain as well), creamy yellowish cm in the evening, tired again in the afternoon.

7dpt - no pains in the morning, nipple a little less sensitive, bloated the most of all days before, veins are more visible - on my arms and a little bit on the breasts (I am not sure whether I am making this up...), cramps after 6pm - feeling warm and wet as my period will start any moment or more like it is already the most intense day of the period, very tired in the evening, shortness of breath, all day palpitations, some very light central pinching pains in the evening.

8dpt -no pains in the morning, nipples still much more sensitive than usual, but less that two days ago, breasts feel less sore, but full again, very hungry in the morning, strong palpitations and shortness of breath - almost couldn't talk, extremely emotional, feeling wet, very light cramping less than previous days couple of times between 3 and 6pm, some yellow cm, pinching in the left breast, pinching and pulling in the uterus for couple of seconds couple of times in late afternoon - very light.

BFP at 10 DPO!!- First Month TTC!

I'm a little nervous about posting this because I know a lot of you have been TTCing for a while and I just happened to be lucky on the first go... A little backstory, I'm 24 and my DH is 27. I've been wanting to have a baby with him for years now (we'll have been together for 6 years in march) and he kept putting it off saying that we're not ready yet, we need to renovate the house I'm worried about your well being, etc... side note, when I was first dating my DH I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had a laparoscopy to get rid of it. I was told by my doctor I would have 5 years to conceive if that, which really scared both of us because we were in college! But we agreed if we got married then we would start trying before the "Deadline". 3 years later we got engaged, moved to Buffalo NY, bought a house and I was riddled with pain from my endometriosis again. I saw a fertility specialist this time and he took care of everything, and since I told him we were going to try for a family after marriage he checked to make sure my tubes were cleared too! He said that we could start trying whenever we wanted and we asked him about the deadline I was given. He said that I didn't have anything to worry about. So fast forward a year, finally around before Christmas time this year we decided to have "The Talk" again and this time he agreed that we can start trying in the new year!!! We had a lot of family over for the holiday so we decided to track my next cycle. I had been on BC for about 5 years skipping the placebos because of my endo, and I hadn't had a period in over a year so I had no idea what my cycle was. I tracked best I could and, Well I hate to say it but this was our first month actively trying and I got my BFP Today on a whim!! Since my estimated OV time my BB's have been killing me, so I told myself it's too early probably just the rise in progesterone. I was achy, headachy, fatigued, mildly crampy, (TMI) constipated, had heartburn and was extremely nauseous between 2dpo and 6dpo. Once again I thought there's no way that it could be a sign, it's too early! I started adding food aversions at 8dpo to the mix thinking my body just hates progesterone. Weird note, I was salivating a lot too which is not normal to me, I normally have a really dry mouth. The night before 10 dpo I had a really vivid dream that I was pregnant and I woke up today thinking I am going to take a HPT just for giggles. So I went to the dollar store and brought it home and took it thinking I was going to get a BFN, there's no way I'm that lucky, it's too early, it took everyone in my family months to conceive etc... When I looked at it I was shocked because there in front of me was a faint pink second line!! I was like What the Hell is that?! and kept looking at it not believing it! I then realized I needed to take more tests because it could be a false positive, so I took 4 more tests, including one CBD and they all came out pregnant!!

I told my DH today by giving him the CBD pictured and his reaction was that he already knew that I was pregnant, with 85% certainty!! (I married an engineer hehe) and the scary part about this is that my mother told me in the summertime that I was going to get pregnant in January this year!! I can't believe that she was right! Here's hoping this little peanut sticks and good luck everyone with your TTC journeys :) Sticky rainbow Baby Dust to everyone!!!

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My long journey ttc

Hi everyone. I was addicted to this site whilst tcc. I always thought that once it happened to me I would come back and write for the first time how it happened for me as I know how much it helps others just as it had helped me.

I have endometriosis, PCOS and a hormonal deficiency. I have had several surgeries and had the mire a put in for 7 years in total on medical grounds. I only ever had two periods in my life.
I was told my fertility was massively reduced.

After different treatments and fertility help nothing happened, I never accepted this.

I began doing temping, clear blue digi ovulation tests, preseed and constant eBay pregnancy tests.

Nothing.

Finally after help my periods began another surgery later and I downloaded an app called 'my days' I religiously used it and decided to 'baby dance' every other day - yes this did feel like a chore!! But I tracked EVERYTHING from cervical mucus, my emotions so forth on this app.
I stopped ovulation tests and temping. I felt that is I BD every other day I would catch it therefore didn't stress about the other bits.

This was the first time I didn't have 'pregnancy signs' did I look for them, yes? As every month I'd read every sign for dear hope it was this month.

I didn't do any pg tests. I knew there was no point and if it were meant to be then I would know.

I missed my period. On the day I felt like I had a cold. THIS WAS MY ONLY SIGN. I did a test. Negative. Second day another negative. Three days of missed pregnancy. Positive.

I couldn't believe it. This has been he scariest most worrying and exciting time of my life and I just want to say to everyone it will happen. I promise one way or another. X

Peace and love xx

I can't believe it!!!!

Like many other women on here, I promised myself that I would post my story once I got my BFP. I just can't believe that it's actually time for me to post!! My husband and I have been TTC since September 2014. I was starting to get nervous in December after 4 unsuccessful cycles. I also have endometriosis which has always worried me in regards to infertility.
Before I jump into my symptoms by DPO, let me tell you that I was always a terrible symptom spotter and always thought each cycle would end in pregnancy (high hopes!). Not until this month did I realize the difference between AF symptoms and pregnancy symptoms.. and let me tell you, it was definitely different in my case! I temped almost every single day, and had a coverline temp of 97.5. Usually after O my temps are in 97.7-97.9 range. This month they have definitely been higher!
1 dpo: 97.98 no symptoms
2 dpo: no symptoms
3 dpo: no symptoms
4 dpo: extremely achey and stuffy. Thought for sure I was getting a cold or a flu. My muscles were sore and exhausted. Sharp pain in low R side.
5dpo: 98.26 low back ache, headache
6 dpo: 97.89 sore nipple, low back ache, frequent peeing at night (like 5 times!), insomnia
7 dpo: 97.71 nausea, shooting breasts pains, stuffy, frequent peeing at night again, insomnia, dull aches in low L side.
8 dpo: 98.15 BFN abundant creamy/watery CF lots of dully aches/cramps in L&R side. Predominantly L side. Hot flashes, bloating, gassy, nauseaus, tired, frequent peeing at night again, insomnia. Let me tell you again, BLOATING, GASSY, NAUSEAUS, INSOMNIA!! I was so uncomfortable that I only got 3 hours of sleep into 9 dpo.
9 dpo: Woke up for the 2nd time at 3 AM with the urge to pee (again). Decided to POAS. Faint BFP!!!! Took another test after a 4 hour hold and got an even darker BFP! Still lots of bloating, gas, cramping and nausea. Definite heavy pressure and "stretching". Almost like someone is trying to blow a balloon up in me.

I hope this helps those of you that were a crazy symptom spotter like I was! There was definitely a difference for me!

HCG on the fritz

Hi ladies,
I'm being spontaneous here, but I wanted to know if anyone is going through similar situation. I had my BFP on 22nd Dec, 2days before missed period and had be testing every few days since as my doctor said I was too early to be booked in possibly just 4weeks, well I retested on 1st Jan and my test was faint, more so then the one on 22nd. I started having bad pains in left groin area on 2nd and went to A&E, they did a HCG level check and it can out at 102miu/ml which was very low for supposedly being 6 weeks, though bearing un mind I have PCOS and ADENOMYOSIS, and my cycles are irregular I averaged my pregnancy to possibly be 5weeks 4days but still, is my HCG too low? I had more blood work done and expect results today, but I'm nervous as the midwife nurses are not ruling out a m/c or ectopic pregnancy. Hcg needs to double. The internal ultrasound showed no gestational sac or embryo which should have been seen if I am infact 6weeks.

Has anyone had low hcg and been re-dated in their pregnancy due to bean Making a late appearance,without being ectopic or m/c? I'm praying as I'm feeling empty right now.

Missing Embryo, but still Preggers

I posted previously about having PCOS, adenomyosis and suspected endometriosis. I got my BFP on CD32, which was estimated 13dpo. I'm not 100%, but I took opk because I wanted to know when I ovulate, but fell pregnant either on 9or 11dec. Which my app predicted as my ov window.

Problem is I was having bad pains in my left groin area and went to A&E on 2 Jan. Which I thought I was borderline 6weeks or just under by a few days (again, irregular cycle)

My Av cycle is now 33/34 says. But used to be 28/29 and even 51.....but bleeds themselves these says have ranged from 2-4days rather then my usual 5days.

I had bloodwork and my hcg came back as 102...which the gynae said was too low for 6weeks and I was probably less then 5weeks which made no sense. Anyway long story short I'm so anxious. Had more bloods today and get results tomorrow and the hope is my HCG has doubled and I find out my progesterone level. But in my scan the gynae could not see a sac or an embryo but I am definitely pregnant. So my outcomes were possibly non. Grownth, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Ofcourse the actual diagnosis cannot be given until this blood result comes back....im so stressed. I'm not bleeding or spotting.....but my bbs still hurt and I still feel nauseous. But aside from that I don't know what to think, if a gestational sac appears then maybe I ovulated later, but I been logging. When my partner and I have dtd, and I can see how sperm would have lived past the 72 hours as we had a gap after.

Anyone else had anything similar?? Feeling like I'm the only one right now and I really want this bean.

Finally!

Finally, after over two years of trying to conceive, I can happily post my very own BFP story! I want to give hope to other couples out there who are going through the same struggles I went through. My husband and I tried for years, saw numerous doctors, and barely got any answers in the beginning.

I was so niave. I always had normal menstrual cycles, so I never thought I would be one to have infertility problems. Boy, was I wrong! After months of not having any luck conceiving on our own, my husband and I started seeing a doctor for our problems. My husband's sperm tested great. I had blood tests done, an HSG performed, ultra sounds, etc. All my tests kept coming back normal, which was good, but still wasn't giving us any answers...

After trying months on Clomid, months on Femara, and even a few IUI procedures, we began to get frustrated. I even lost 136 pounds because I had been overweight. Nothing was working. After doing a bit of my own research, I asked my doctor to perform a laparoscopy to check if I had endometriosis. Turns out, I did! I had small spots on both ovaries, which were removed. I understood that there was no cure, and the disease would eventually return, but was advised to try to conceive in the following months, before it came back. Months later? Still wasn't working.

Finally, I was told about a "mini IVF" procedure. It was a cheaper/less medicated version of the regular IVF. We did three cycles of this, and while being monitored during these few months, it was discovered that my ovaries were not responding at all to the fertility meds. I needed the "strong stuff!" So, the husband and I saved and saved, until we had enough money for a full, regular IVF cycle. (It's not cheap, especially with insurance not covering anything!)

During this IVF cycle, I had 17 eggs retrieved, but only 2 survived the whole process, which is uncommon for someone my age, I'm only 28. My doctor says the endometriosis I have probably plays a huge role in my egg quality, unfortunately, so thank God we opted for IVF, finally, because the chances of us conceiving on our own were slim to none.

I just completed that cycle of IVF, and went in for a blood test three days ago. To my surprise, it was positive! I'm still in disbelief! It just doesn't seem real, after trying for so long! I thought for sure that it was going to be negative, I had even taken a couple pee tests leading up to my blood test, but they were barely positive. I could only see them if I held them in a certain light, so I assumed the tests were junk, or that I was seeing things. For the first time, I am glad to be wrong! Also, the only symptoms I have are huge/sore boobs (in fact, I have to wear a bigger bra at the moment), and I'm exhausted all the time and need daily naps. That's it! But, I'm also on progesterone suppositories, so I assume that it could also be from that.

I'm currently 4 and a half weeks, and I go in for my first ultra sound in a couple of weeks. So ecstatic!

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2 month post laparoscopy

I have struggled with endometriosis for 2 years since I found out I had it via laparoscopy.. About 3 months after I was married (with lots of negative pregnancy tests) I had a cyst of my ovary that was growing very quickly and I had a laparoscopy to remove it and all of the endo that had grown back. The endo wasn't too bad but I was down to one working fallopean tube and the ovary needed to get me pregnant was stuck to the side of my a abdominal wall. Basically, it was a blessing disguise I had the surgery and would have had a really hard time getting pregnant without it.

About a month after the surgery, we had sex once at the end end of my fertile days. I was still recovering from pain after the surgery and convinced myself I was pregnant, I had every symptom imaginable. I spent hours on websites like these, taking tests daily and counting down the minutes.

When I got my period, I was so upset and had a come to Jesus moment. Not only have I gone mad, my body is unhealthy and very confused with the endo and the surgery. I need to get healthy so my body can carry a baby.

I started reading books about endo diet and fertility. I started to take a ton of vitamins daily like probiotic, magnesium, evening primrose, fruit and veggie supplements, Endovan, chinese herbs from acupuncture, etc. I cut out red meat, dairy, sugar, WHEAT, and junk food from my diet. I was done obsessing and wanting to solely focus on my health.

This month, my husband (who owns his own company) had an employee who quit and needed me to help until he hired someone new. It happened with perfect timing for me because I was just starting to feel normal from my new healthy focus and was no longer in pain from the surgery. I worked 11 hours a day at my job and helped my husbands in the evening and on weekends. I had no time to obsess over blogs and to self diagnose any little symptom that came up. And I didn't need to, I felt great.

We had sex twice in my fertile period, at the very beginning and the very end. Since I only have one tube, I can't get pregnant every month anyways. I had little symptoms when finally I decided to take a test after I was 3 days late and sure enough, a solid BFP on 4 different tests

Symptoms:
Heartburn right when I missed my period. It felt different then the normal heartburn I usually get
I gained a few pounds and was very confused bc I was eating so healthy
I felt amazing, no endo pain. I felt like a normal person

Takeaways:
I was pregnant 2 months after my laparoscopy. My first one 2 years ago almost killed me. I had internal bleeding and was in the hospital for a week. I kept faith, stayed with my Christian Dr., and had a second surgery when I really needed it. Laparoscopies are great if you are ready to get preg right after

Have you ever heard the saying, it will happen when you stop trying?? This is so true. Don't obsess over blogs and website like this. don't take tests early. Take care of yourself and your marriage and have sex on the fertile days. Keep in constant communication with God and ask for direction.

Endometriosis needs the right diet. Your doctor is probably not going to tell you this. It's so important.

Don't obsess over symptoms. I really didn't have any and didn't think I was pregnant.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

pcos adenomyosis and endometriosis

Ladies, miracles do happen...i have PCOS, Adenomyosis and doctors suspect endometriosis also, but surgically want to check in the new year. (they can't now) I did a cb plus pregnancy test yesterday got a faint positive, which I was triggered to test because my opk came up positive which I found strange 2 days before AF. Then this morning cd32, I did cb digital and it came up pregnant 1-2weeks which based on chart is 3-4wks. And in accordance with my 33day cycle, which has been 33days for 3month now....im 4wks 4days. I'm in shock. Happy but scared. My symptoms started very early, 5dpo apparently, sore bb on right side, and 2dpo groin cramps. I've kept notes but I wasn't sure when my ovulation day was which is why I was tracking with opk. I guess it shows, everyone is different. Congrats to all you other successful bfps and merry Christmas.

Yay!

After five long years of trying and a MC 9/1, we are finally pregnant! This time around I wasn't really feeling any different. I just thought, ok, I'll grab a test and we'll see... The FRER popped up a positive, super dark line in like 10 seconds! The fluid wasn't even finished passing through the window yet! I was so surprised!!! So, my LMP was 11/13 pitting me at five weeks but it was a weird period. For all I know I could be closer to eight or nine weeks. I find out tomorrow as I have an appt for blood work and an ultrasound then. I cannot wait! Of course, I find it comical that one day, you feel slightly pregnant but as soon as that test comes back positive, the next day you feel it! I couldn't button my jeans the next day! Too funny! Plus, if I am in fact only five weeks, I am HUGE! Yes, it is my second. My DD is 11. I look almost six months! I'm praying it's not twins, lol! Between Clomid (100mg cd3-7: our third round) and having twins on my side I'm a little apprehensive! Good luck to all you ladies and I'm praying this one sticks around!

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