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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

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IVF 2 embryos transferred during FET

No long intro needed!! Just excited so let's get to it.

1dp5dt- floaty lightheaded, nauseous (very little), sleepy.
1dp5dt night- nauseous and dizzy when laying down, burping acid, stomach in throat feeling.

2dp5dt- slight aversion to the smell of fried food, acid burps, slight pink spotting.
2dp5dt night- nausea, couldn't eat lamb I just cooked and hated the smell.

3dp5dt- extremely sore breasts. Tired.
Am and pm hpt negative.

4dp5dt- breasts a little sore, a little cramping. Not much else going on. Negative hpt am.
Pm- still off and on crampy... nausea after taking prenatal. Hpt 6pm maybe a squinter in just the right light? Probably nothing though.
Even later PM... another hpt that in just the right light I can see something. Can't sleep. Very crampy.

5dp5dt- 8am tested with clinical guard (negative? ) and DG purple cassette FAINT positive but definitely there! No question! Lower back pain.
Pm- nausea when I got hungry for dinner. 10pm hpt- clinical guard POSITIVE DG cassette POSITIVE frer POSITIVE!

Betas:
8dp5dt 56
11dp5dt 129
14dp5dt 762
22dp5dt 8960

8dp5dt - BFP??

8dp5dt of two blasts. One was said to be highest quality and other was right below it. I started getting faint faint positives 4dp and they’ve definitely gradually gotten darker but shouldn’t it be darker by now? My beta isn’t for 4 more days. Do you think this is BFP or a chemical?

BFP after 6+ years with Low AMH, Low ovarian reserve!

OMGG ! I cant believe I get to write this !! :) I am 31 and husband is 33. I have low AMH and low ovarian reserve. We did IVF back in 2015 which unfortunately did not work out. Fast forward to 2018 - second round of IVF. Doctor transferred two embryos compared to last time where we did one embryo through two FET cycles. I did not have high hopes as my diagnoses is pretty scary...but I cant believe after 6 years of every possible treatment we finally got a BFP ! First ultrasound is May 31st !! Please hang in there ! I wish the best for everyone !

BFP with IVF at 38

Hi ladies! I've read so many of these stories over the years so wanted to drop in and give hope to those who may be feeling hopeless. I had my first round of IVF when I was 36 - after trying everything else for years. I was a poor responder and ended up with just one blastocyst... and she stuck! My only symptoms with her were sharp cramps and light spotting 3 days after a 5 day transfer. And she is my now one year old daughter! I've just undergone my second round of IVF (age 38), transferred one blastocyst and got my BFP! It feels like a miracle because I didn't have the same symptoms as my first round. In fact I had no real symptoms other than a low level 'period type' feeling 3-4 days after my 5-day transfer. I had a stuffy nose and really bad diarrhoea on days 3,4,5,6 after transfer and just felt incredibly sad. My beta is on Friday and I'm hoping for great results! We prayed very hard all through our journey and feel extremely blessed that God has answered our prayers in this way. For info, we had severe male factor infertility and high FSH, lowish AMH for me.

BFP with cramping and spotting

First off, let me just say I have been in your exact position for 4 years. I've looked up every symptom under the sun to try to figure out if I was pregnant so lets be real... you don't care to hear about my story. I'm going to go straight to my symptoms that I felt after transferring a 5 day embryo!

1dp5dt-2dp5dt: Immediately after transfer I was super gassey and that lasted for the entire day. No other symptoms other than that.

3dp5dt: I kept getting hot flashes at night. I could not get comfortable and I didn't get any sleep

4dp5dt-6dp5dt: Absolutely no symptoms. I was feeling so discouraged cause I read about so many other people having symptoms during this time period.

7dp5dt: no symptoms in the am but at night I went to the bathroom and saw the slightest bit of brown on my underwear and I started cramping. I was so numb cause I thought for sure my period was coming. A couple hours I wiped and it was a brighter red. I thought I was for sure out cause I heard bright blood was not good. I started crying to my husband. During that time I also had a pounding headache which I just thought was from crying so hard.

8dp5dt: spotting is completely gone. There was just residual brown blood but I was still cramping. Just for the heck of it.. I measured my pulse and it was 84 bpm! That was odd for me because it's usually 70 bpm. I still felt like I was out but I kept praying.

9dp5dt: no symptoms other than headaches in the morning.

10dp5dt: beta test!! God gave us our miracle because we got our positive!! Beta was 125
No symptoms at all.

12dp5dt: beta was 324. No symptoms at all

If you're reading this, please do not be discouraged if you don't have any symptoms or you didn't spot. Every pregnancy is different. Before I got my positive I thought I was out. Even though I did write some symptoms down, they were not significant enough to think I was pregnant. After 4 years of infertility which included 2 failed iuis and 2 failed ivfs, the best advice I can give is TRUST IN GOD. whether you do end up pregnant or not, it's all apart of his plan and it will make sense in the end.

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ NLT)

Still seems unreal

I read stories of BFP's of other ladies just to keep me going, and staying sane. So thought I will share my story and say that there is hope.

We had 7 unsuccessful attempts. Each time seemed worse than the previous one and my heart started sinking. I didn't want to go via yet another heartbreak, so after the last one I decided to have about 6mnts break. Enjoy Christmas and New year without injections and emotions flying high. It took us over 2 years for all the 7 attempts. We are both healthy, and I have been producing lots of eggs, which have made to freezing.
We have decided to have an endometrial scratch prior the latest transfer, and this time doctor suggested 2 embryos transfer.
After the latest transfer on the end of Feb 2018 I postponed the testing for 2 days and that morning I held going to toilet for about 4 hrs until I couldn't wait any longer.

My husband done the tests and I was convinced answer was going to be negative yet again.
WE had 5 positive tests. I sat down on the floor. Shock. Couldn't speak and tears just running down.

Clinic told us we will have to have 7 weeks scan, and they would expect to see a heartbeat at that time.

I couldn't believe it was true, and the worry in further weeks awaiting the 7 weeks scan was as bad as 2 weeks wait if not worse.

My hands were shaking and I couldn't talk to the nurse, just before the scan. We did see a heartbeat and now I can breathe :) And baby looked as it should. In my head I now know I am pregnant and over the moon with the happiness and miracle that we had waited for such a long time.

IVF journey makes you ever so grateful and appreciate each day with knowing there is a little baby growing inside you. Still feels unreal. But very happy unreal.

Baby dust to all mums to be.

There is hope xxx

First IVF, Endo and bleeding

My 5 year wedding anniversary it’s in May, but we started TTC exactly 5 years ago to this month of March. I had 28 back then and no knowledge at all that I had Endometriosis.
Around December of that first year I went to my annual check up with my Gynecologist and said that I need to wait a whole year, because nothing seem wrong (he even ask for a semen exam from my husband). He recommended the ovulation predictor kits, which I use about 2 months, but quit on those because it made me more anxious than I already was.
In July of 2014 I came back with my Gyno and he found an endiometroma on my left ovary.
At first I felt relieve because I knew what was wrong, and it wasn’t my work, or my physical activity, or the lack of relaxing or not having enough sex.
But the more I read and the more I knew about endometriosis, I urdestood what the diagnosis meant.
It’s been a hard road, we’ve spent a lot of money in doctors, meds, one laparoscopy, tests, prescribed vacations and therapy; but my marital relationship was my deepest concern, an at this date it still is.
This was our first IVF and probably the only one, regardless of the result, because of how expensive this is and has been all the way (we’ve been paying everything).
We started the month with the first shot of Gonal, and in the 12th I had the egg retrieval (12 eggs).
We waited and lost all but 2 in the long road to what end up being a 5 day transfer or blastocyst transfer on the 17th.
Last 26th I got up to pee in the morning and there it was in the toilet paper: blood.
At first light brown and by noon bright red.
I call my RE and said that I needed to increase the dose of progesterone that I was already taking, and wait till Saturday for my test, but I insisted that it was my period, I had cramps, it had to be, and felt totally defeated.
At night, with my head cool down I call again an explain what was happening: I’m not spotting, but i don’t fill up the pad; it’s blood, red clotting blood, but it’s not my period.
He told me to take the progesterone and wait to the test.
I rested on the 27 and read everything I could find about bleeding but still being pregnant and today I got up and took a urine test, couldn’t wait, but so glad I did because BFP.
I told my husband and we cried together, told my RE and prescribe another shot of hormones and rest.
I’m still bleeding, I’m still worried, I don’t know how this is going to end, but I needed to share this, because there might be someone like me, considering giving up too soon because of blood, even thow I’m pregnant, until this morning I’m pregnant, and I still can’t believe I was ready to give up Monday afternoon.
Don’t be scared just be strong and hope for the BFP even if there is blood.

BFP at 5dp5dt!!

I'm so excited to finally be able to post my story here! I have been using this site as life support and to fuel my symptom spotting through 1.5 years of ttc. After 3 failed IUIs, we moved to IVF and created 3 pgs normal embryos. Last week, the best embryo (5AA) was transferred (FET) and I began my countdown.

d0p5dt: Single embryo transferred around 3p. In the middle of the night that evening I had some zings around my lower pelvic area for a couple of minutes.

d1p5dt: mostly no symptoms, super discouraged

d2p5dt: nothing much all day until around 5p felt a crazy sharp stabby pain that basically radiated up my whole left side. couldn't really pinpoint this to uterus specifically, but it took my breath away. Later in the evening I had dull AF like cramps for a couple of hours, but nothing by the time I went to bed.

d3p5dt: boobs a little bit 'zingy' but not sore in the AM. Dull AF like cramps on and off around noon. No symptoms for rest of day, back to being discouraged.

d4p5dt: woke up feeling nothing. at around noon suddenly my heart was racing for no reason for about 15 min and I got breathless. Worried this was a reaction to coffee. A few transient zings and twinges around lower pelvic area throughout the day, but now happening in the right side also which confused me. Started getting gassy in evening.

d5p5dt: decided to POAS bc if I ended up with a 0 beta I wanted to know if there was a chem pregnancy just to know that I could get pregnant at least. Surprised to see a faint line. I was pretty blissed out for rest of day and I wasn't hypervigilant on symptoms anymore, but when I checked in, there were a few little zings and twinges in lower pelvic area occasionally. Gassy in the evening again.

After getting my BFP I've chilled out a ton with symptom spotting. Today is 7dp5dt and the lines on the test have been getting darker which is encouraging. I managed to get my beta bumped to tomorrow so will update when I have the numbers!

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FET IVF SUCESS 5 Day Blast!!

What a journey. First of all, no one symptom set me off. I have had my hopes up in the last 2 years only to be let down when AF arrived. I am beyond grateful, and so hopeful for a successful 9 months of pregnancy.

This was our first round of IFV. We did a FET because I overstimulated during our egg retrieval. Out of 37 retrieved,28 fertilized, and 17 made it to day 5/6. We transferred one 5 day embryo grade 4AAA. I prayed, and wished, and hoped, and now I can’t beleive it happened. On to symptoms-

2-3dp5dt- lots of pulling and light/medium cramps. The pulling started on the left side and proceeded to move to the middle and right side. My stomach felt really tight like if I sneezed it felt like I pulled a muscle. SO MANY DIZZY SPELLS. This may have been my #1 symptom. I would be driving and then come to a stop sighn and then BAM it would hit me. I had to hold on to my counter on day 6pt for fear of falling over. Sore throat and stuffy nose. Crazy dreams.

3-10dp5dt: Same as above but add in some light nausea. It feels more like being car sick to me than stomach bug sick. Like when your reading in the back seat of a car. Also my nipples got bigger and darker on 7dpt. On 8dpt my nipples got very sensitive and I actually flinched taking off my bra. More hungry than usual for sure. I wasn’t going to test until BETA but the morning of BETA husband convinced me to take a pregnancy test so we could find out together.

I always second guessed myself. I just figured some of these were from progesterone and estrogen( and they may have been.) The one thing that gave me hope was the 5 days leading up to transfer when I was on all of my medications I had no unusual symptoms. No cramps or sore breast or nausea. So when I started to feel these things it gave me a little hope. I prayed so often and so hard. I am So so so grateful for this outcome.

Can't believe it!

This is my first post, but I've been stalking these boards for a while. I swore that I would post once I got a BFP, because the positive stories on here helped me so much over the last two weeks. Today I FINALLY got the positive call and subsequently the double lines (I just had to see those darned double lines after soooo many single lines)!!

I'm 35, trying for a little over 2 years. For about 1.5 yrs, we tried naturally, doing everything we could, to no avail. Infertility is unexplained. We chose to go straight to IVF.

I ended up with 15 eggs, of which 8 made it to 5 day blasts with ICSI. After PGS, we ended up with 3 healthy embryos for FET. We transferred 1 at a time and were so lucky to be successful with the first implantation.

Meds post implantation: Progesterone in Ethyl Oleate 1mL daily, baby aspirin, prenatals (Zahler with DHC), Estrace taken vaginally.

I was not allowed to exercise at all (including yoga or pilates / anything using core). I was advised to eat as if I'm pregnant (not in quantity, but no alcohol, etc.)

Here were my symptoms throughout the TWW:

-Constant constipation and hemorrhoids (sorry TMI)
-During the first few days, experienced mild headaches
-Bloating and random ovary aches that felt exactly like my period was coming
-Soooo tired. I normally feel very rested after 7 hours. I have been sleeping 9+ hours and still feel tired.
-Moodiness and crying over little things
-Gained several lbs the first week on Progesterone but lost it by the end of the two weeks
-A few twinges of lightning crotch
-For the first several days, the progesterone shots in the glutes made me terribly sore, but things got better after we: iced the area for 5 minutes, warmed up the syringe (tucked in waistband) for 5 minutes, and massaged the area for 5 minutes

I did NOT have:
-Unusual hunger
-Implantation spotting
-Darkened areolas
-Heightened smell

Yesterday night, the night before my first beta HcG test, I didn't sleep a wink, and this board was what got me through it. Today I got the call with 194 mIU/ml. Good luck to everyone out there! Thanks for getting me through this! Praying everything keeps moving normally.

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