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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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Only had one embryo and it took!

My DH and I just did our first round of IVF. Our issue was male factor. I'm 33 and he's 41. I didn't respond well to the meds so I only had 2 eggs to retrieve and 1 that was mature. It fertilized and we did a 3 day transfer.
Well, that baby was a fighter and it took!
My bb's and nipples were soooo sore about 6dp3dt, so I took a test. It came back positive about an hour after. Did three more tests, that day and day 7 all of them popped up positive AFTER the allotted time. Finally 8dp3dt my pink line popped right up! Had beta day 10 and I'm definitely pregnant!

Other symptoms, I bruised in four places from acupuncture at 7dp, bb's veins were much darker and I had "odd" cramping not consistent with my normal AF cramps. They were twingy and inconsistent. But above all my bb's/nipples were so sore I couldn't sleep on my stomach anymore!

That's it! Good luck to everyone. Still doesn't feel real!

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I can't believe I get to post my story!!!!

After 3 years of trying, we are pregnant. I have been through so much in the last 3 years I just can't believe this is real.

I'm 39 and have 4 children ages 20,18 and 13yo twins. I had a tubal ligation after the twins.

I got married again and had tubal reversal. I wasn't getting pregnant, checked my tubes,,,,, all good,,,,tried and tried,,,,, more testing found out that my husband had MFI and so we put him on vitamins and started doing IUI 3 rounds all BFN. Then found an IVF study a year and a half later ( all along still trying)and we could afford it so did that and BFN. We were waiting for my period to start so we could do 1 last round of IVF and My period was late I didn't think much of it because of all the drugs I've been on and thought I was just messed up from IVF. Anyhow my period is never late so at 5 days late I peed on a stick and surprise !!!!! I drove right to the Dr and made sure it was true. My beta was 240!!!!! I am 5w1d today. I never thought this would happen. And we didn't do anything.

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37 and 1st BFP by IVF, ICSI and PGS

I like most of you have been suffering from Infertility for years. When I started trying at 26, I thought I would get pregnant easily. It didn't happen so I continued to enjoy my life and put it on hold. At 34, I started trying again for 2 years and nothing happened. I made an appointment with an RE and they discovered I had a fibroid on my uterus. I had surgery to remove the fibroid, some polyps and some adhesions. According to my doctor, my fallopian tubes were damaged from endo and they found scar tissue. On to IVF. The only problem was, my relationship at the time wasn't working so I decided to use a sperm donor. I started my 1st IVF in April 2013 and after $20,000, I ended up with 21 eggs retrieved and 3 surviving to blastocyst stage. Transferred all 3 and none of them took. On to my 2nd round! I started again Mar 2014 and had my egg retrieval Apr 2014. They retrieved 29 eggs, 21 mature and 15 ICSI'd. After 5 days, I was down to 8 embryos and got PGS testing done. 4 came back abnormal and 4 normal. They tested chromosomes so I knew I had 3 males and 1 female. On May 30, we transferred 1 grade 4AA male and 1 grade 3CC female embryo and I finally got my faint positive Jun 7. Here are my symptoms.
2 (days past) 5 (day transfer) - Felt sharp pain in my uterus
3dp5dt - Coughing and night sweats. Tingling in my breast and a pinching pain on the left side of my uterus. Also starting to feel cramps on the right side.
4dp5dt - Negative HPT - Same pinching pains mostly on the left and light menstrual cramps.
5dp5dt - Negative HPT - temp 98.1 - started to lose hope but then I felt light headed while standing in the kitchen.
6dp5dt - Negative HPT - uneventful day and wanted to stop torturing myself with the progesterone shots. But I decided to stay on the meds throughout the weekend.
7dp5dt - Negative HPT - temp 98.2 - pinching pains and throbbing feeling in my uterus.
8dp5dt - Negative HPT - temp 98.2 - pinching pains again
9dp5dt - Positive HPT - temp 98.2 - very very very faint positive, still feeling that pinching pain. I got this sharp pain that stated on the right side and then went in a circle around my whole uterus. It was weird.
10dp5dt - Positive BPT - temp 98.2 - Beta 35.9 - same pinching pains
11dp5dt - Positive HPT - temp 98.1 - same pinching pains and breast pain now
12dp5dt - Positive BPT - temp 98.3 - Beta 89.6 - same pains
13dp5dt - Positive HPT - temp 98.1 - same pinching pains and breast pain
14dp5dt - Positive BPT - temp 98.1 - Beta 235 - same pinching pains, light headed and strange bubble feeling in my uterus.
My 7 week ultrasound is on Jun 30 and that's when it will finally hit me that I am pregnant. I didn't get nauseous or implantation bleeding. On some days I do feel like my period is about to start but I'm not spotting. I take an HPT every day and the line has gotten darker and darker. I will come back and post the results from my 7 week appointment.

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BFP on Fathersday, trying 4-5yrs, 1st IVF

Sorry for the Long Story, but it has a Happy Ending:)

Hi All, I am 26yrs old my husband 28yrs old, we’ve been together since we were teens about 12years back, but only been married just over six months.
We never worried about pregnancies in our teen years obviously because we were still very young.
I never had regular periods from the time I started getting periods at around 13, which was very nice as a teenager.
Years later when I was around 21 (year 2009) I started having this feeling of wanting a kid I don’t know where it came from, so I started asking questions about the chances of falling pregnant with irregular periods and almost all the normal GP Dr told me to take birth control in order to regulate my cycle and me being naïve I did as they said… fast forward 2years later and I’m 23 (2011)with no pregnancy, so I decided to visit a gynaecologist at age 24 (early 2012), that’s when I was made aware that I have what is called PCOS I was abit saddened with me being so young, how I could have problems conceiving, but was thankful I found out early enough, Dr told me with ovulation medication like Clomid it shouldn’t be a problem for me to fall pregnant… So he prescribed me about 3months’ worth of Clomid, 3 months passed and no pregnancy, I was devastated that there could possibly be a bigger problem than what Dr initially diagnosed…
So he referred me to a fertility specialist who also prescribed clomid for about 2months with trigger shots, and this time they tested my Husband’s sperm, and results came back with no problems, So DEFINITELY I WAS THE PROBLEM. Next step (July 2013) was for me to have Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and ovarian drilling, ud think I was scared of the sound of all these things but I enthusiastically said YES, let’s go for it, I was in hospital for half a day for the procedure and was told I should have no trouble conceiving after all this… 3months later after procedure still no pregnancy, then back to my Fertility Dr, and he wanted to at least do 3 IUIs after the procedure before we move to IVF The Big Daddy of them All, so even though I was tired and just wanted something more aggressive I agreed and 3 IUIs later still no pregnancy…
(May2014) I am currently 26yrs old, I started with my IVF cycle, I Honestly didn’t have any after effects while on the meds, I actually felt quite normal and sometimes thought maybe I was not taking them correctly, They managed to Retrieve 14 eggs, 13 got fertilized, 6made it to day 5 Blastocysts stage, they Transferred 2 Good looking embryos, I was told to have bed rest for about 2days, but take it overall easy until blood test which was 10days later, so I did exactly that, I took home pregnancy test 9dpt and I got a BFP the first time ever in my life, I waited about an hour and took another one and it was also Positive, I cried and went down on my knees with disbelieve and just Thanked My God, I am still in disbelieve writing this, I got a call Sunday on Father’s Day while in Church from my Dr confirming that my blood test was indeed positive and I was pregnant…
Good is Great Ladies, if you keep believing in his miracles anything and everything is possible, I know sometimes it is hard to keep faith, but worry not because there is no other perfect time than Gods time, he knows when he will Bless you with that baby NEVER LOOSE HOPE… Like most ladies say “If IT Happened to me it will most definitely happen to you”
Baby Dust to all still trying to conceive and I will keep praying for everyone and myself to go through a healthy pregnancies and delivery. God Bless You All

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To God be the Glory!

Always wanted to post here and always loved reading others BFP stories- checking symptoms and knowing that there were happy endings! Well, we finally got ours! I'm 40 and DH is 38- been married almost 3 years. Started trying in 2012 and after 6 months referred to RE. We tried timed intercourse and were going to try IUI but decided to take a break after my father passed away. We switched REs who suggested we try natural cycle IVF- much less cost and not as many drugs. We did the transfer on Easter weekend tested positive almost 2 weeks later.

What made me test??? Insomnia insomnia insomnia. Being hot. Didn't get any other symptoms until way past my first beta. Have had the metal taste in mouth, sore chest, weird dreams, cramps- but none of that before I tested positive.

Here we are, almost 11 weeks. Keep praying, solicit prayers and be patient. God bless!

BFP after 5 years of trying.... ALHAMDULILLAH

Hi everyone,
I can't believe that I am writing here. It's been 5 very long years that we are trying but nothing was happening. Let's start with our journey to bfp, we were in the category of unexplained infertility. We tried every thing but at last we moved to icsi (very difficult decision).
Start ivf with isci in march and 14 eggs were collected and 12 got matured and fertilized. 7 of them were grade A and rest were B so over clinic discard all great B. We did day 2 transfer of grade A (8 cells) embyo and 6 were sent to the freezer. Got my bfn and then our RE suggest that wait for next 2 cycles and then start fet.
May 16 started medications for fet, did a day 3 8cells embyo transfer.
12dpo got very faint bfp on HPT.
14dpo ( today) got really dark bfp on HPT.
Can't believe it's happened we are over the moon, I am unable to write my happiness in word. Thank you so much God for giving us such a precious and beautiful gift.
I had no major symptoms just light cramps like af in uterus, metalic taste in mouth and also a light pain in the sides of bbs but not always.
Can't wait for my first beta which is scheduled on Monday.
My massage is for all ladies in here is that NEVER GIVE UP IT'S GOING TO BE HAPPEN. I still can't believe it but It happened to me after very very very long 5 years. Keep praying and believe in God.

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BFP with first IVF after 2.5 years of trying and two failed IUI

I cannot believe I can finally post my story. I've been trying for over two years and been charting my basal body temperature for that long... until the thermometer's battery is starting to be low. I read obsessively on other ladies' tww symptoms and every month I would be disappointed.

I had 2 failed IUIs and rested for two months before finally decided not to wait any longer and go for ivf. I have unexplained infertility according to the doctor. I am 33 years old, my husband is 34, and everything seems so normal for us. Regular stress at work, fatter than we both should be, and a sedentary lifestyle. I did not respond well to the hormone shots and while other ladies could collect a whole bunch of eggs for freezing, I had only 2 that I implanted and none that I could freeze. DH and I kept hopes up and I stayed home for two weeks with the blessings of my boss.

During the tww, I had progesterone suppositories three times a day (yucks), and kept myself occupied with the TV and knitting needles. I obsessed over painful boobies that no longer were painful after a couple of days, I had bad bloatedness and slight cramps. Also nauseous all day, and especially bad at night. The time that I started to suspect that it might be positive was when I was missing my usual backache that comes with AF. I am sure every woman has different symptoms and i recall reading someone's comment that we should observe the absence of usual AF symptoms for a better indication vs comparing with other ladies' symptoms. I cannot agree more. But then again it was comforting for me to read about other people's experience and did not feel so alone in my quest to be a mum.

To those trying still, I cross my fingers and toes for you that that day will come where you feel happy and scared and excited and confused all at the same time. Good luck!!! xoxo

Miracles do happen!!!

I have been following this forum for a while and finally decided to post my experience now. This forum was a great inspiration during the tww and I used to visit quite often to read good stories, check symptoms, get inspired and find positivity. With that said, here is my story, symptoms and the final result:

My Story:
I am 33, have been trying to conceive for 3 years now, with extremely high FSH (130+), no recruitable follicles, undergone 3 IVFs with first two being unsuccessful. During my third IVF (FET) I got a BFP (the best day of my life so far) with lots of tears, screams and more tears :)

After the third IVF attempt (5 day blastocyst), I was on bed rest for 3 days, with no shower and no movement. Nothing happened during those 3 days except that I was shivering with cold all 3 days even after having 2 comforters on me :)

4dp5dt: When I took the shower, my head started spinning and i could barely stand on my feet. This was pretty heavy feeling and very unique too as it never happened to me earlier. I was feeling unusually cold all day and night....
5dp5dt: I kept feeling cold, tender breasts and nausea started hitting, also I used to feel very hungry. I also decided to go on complete bed rest even after the stipulated 3 days that was recommended by the doctor unlike my last two IVFs where I had to fly back on 4th day and return to work on 5th day. I was just a bit skeptical that not taking enough rest was the reason of IVF failure. I took 2 weeks off and focussed on IVF 200% this time.
6dp5dt: By 6th day, my nausea started worsening, used to feel cramps in legs exactly like how you feel when you’re about to get periods.
7dp5dt: Feeling cold, headaches, cramps, nausea and I had bouts of sleep in nights, very vivid dreams and used to get up at exactly the same time in the morning daily.
8dp5dt: Similar symptoms of sleep, headaches and nausea. I was on bed for 80% of the time with very little movement and a pillow under my feet always.
9dp5dt: Headaches again, cramping and craving for sour, actually very sour food :) we somehow knew that this time its different than the first 2 cycles but we didn’t raise our hopes.
10dp5dt:On the 10th day, my hopes ad patience reached a threshold and I asked my husband to get a clear blue HPT. We thought that we'll abstain from getting the HPT in this cycle so it took me a while to convince my husband. Finally he got it and I took it in the afternoon around noonish with bated breath and it said 'Pregnant'!!!!!! Clearblue also tells you the weeks of pregnancy so it showed after a minute or so (2 weeks) I literally had tears in my eyes and we were soooo happy to find out that it was a BFP finally!!!!!!

On 12th dpt I had a regular blood test to determine the HCG levels and it was confirmed that I was pregnant. My HCG was very high (1300ish) depicting that I might have conceived with twins. But after a week or so the second sac stopped developing, felt really bad about it but happy to have a singleton sac developing and turning into a real healthy baby. I am running in 18th week now and came back to this site today to share my experience with all you lovely ladies out there.

My last few words- Do not lose hope and believe in almighty, if its the right time to happen it WILL. Good luck and lots of baby dust to you all… :)

Our beautiful BFP- round one success with ICSI!

Here's a little bit about us! I am 25 my husband is 26, we were married 2 and a half years ago and have been trying for just shy of 3 years. After hundreds or blood tests, 5 rounds of clomid ( ovulating well each cycle) laproscopic surgery to check for endometriosis, and my husbands sperm tested we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We were beyond frustrated and referred for IVF. Because of our age I was hesitant to go down the IVF road, and held onto the hope we would conceive naturally. Eventually i was sick of the disappointment and we moved into IVF. It has been the best thing we have done, we discovered my husband had low motility which was not picked up before and we needed ICSI to conceive. We got our BFP first go!!

Here are some of my symptoms :) sorry it's in reverse!

8dp5dt- very positive pregnancy test at 2am! Had a suspicion I was pregnant and couldn't sleep!! Positive blood test this day also! BETA 77.
7dp5dt- dizzy spells and hot flushes and sweating in afternoon, nausea when smelling strangers body odour, heartburn, fatigue, nausea, cramping and fullness around ovaries, bloated stomach.
6do5dt- extreme exhaustion, spent afternoon on the lounge couldn't move so tired . Heart burn, cramping. Hot flushes. Dizziness.
5dp5dt- diahorrea, stomach pain, exhaustion.
4dp5dt- swelling.
3dp5dt- swelling.
2dp5dt- swollen stomach and constipation. (From egg retrieval and progesterone I suspect)

Since my positive pregnancy test I have continued to be exhausted, period style cramping, nausea and heart burn. At 5 weeks my boobs are now starting to hurt also. I know it may sound cliche, but the three years of heart ache and disappointment feels like a distant memory now. I would do IVF 10 times over to get this result, and from my experience IVF was no where near as bad as I had expected!!

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I'm posting this to give all the ladies who are struggling to reach your goals some hope.
Background info:
Husband - low sperm count, low morphology, and low mobility.
Me - irregular ovulation, long cycles (42 days), recent diagnosed with insulin problem had to take Metformin.

We started with 1 round of unmedicated iui, 1 round of clomid iui, 3 rounds of folistim iui. NONE of those worked.
Then after taking about 7 months off to recuperate my body, we decided to start with IVF.
12 eggs were retrieved, 8 were mature, and only 4 fertilized. Doctor said that my egg quality is not so good might be due to the insulin problem. There was only 1 fertilized egg reached blastocyst stage and GDP was performed. It was our ONLY normal blastocyst. While waiting for the GDP result we has to freeze the embryo.

We had a frozen embryo transfer and I thought this would not work when I heard that people transfer multiple embryos at a time and sometimes only one would take.
There was no symptoms during the wait besides pulling sensation in the lower abdomen area ( blood work was 9 days post transfer).

The progesterone oil injection was so torturing and I needed a reason to go on, so I cheated and tested on the 6th day after transfer. It was a faint positive!! This makes the injections so much more bearable!

9 days post transfer:
1st beta = HCG 181
11 days post transfer:
2nd beta = HCG 587

Ladies, no matter how unlikely it is, there is hope and it will happen!! Hang in there and believe in yourself!!