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BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

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I cant believe it !!

My husband and i been together for 11 years and we never used proctection .. i always wanted to come out pregnant so i been trying for a long long time like 6 years .. i knew i wAs young but i wanted a baby anyway we started looking for fertility clinic and went to nyu langone fertility center in new york because i had insurance and iui were covered. All the test came out good and hubby sperm too .. we tried 3 iui and failed .. i was so dissapointed in him myself everybody so we took a break went to punta cana in may and i wanted to give my body a break i than went to a different clinic my friend recommeded me she got pregnant with that doctor. The doctor at nyu recommended us to do IVF. We was only planing to do it once because of financial reasons and it worked thanks god.

Me: 26
Hubby:28

Ivf
Started birthcontrol two days after my bday went out with friends on oct 7 and had some drinks . Last time i drank i completly stopped.

10/07 Oct started birth control on
10/20 Last bcp
10/23 Started with clomid and injectibles
10/28 Finished injectable
10/31 Blood and sonogram
11/02 retrieval 9 eggs
11/03 7 fertilized
11/07 transfered one good quality embroy
11/08 vivid dreams and cramping had a dream i was pregnant , went back to work bad sharp pains at work had to sit down.
11/09 sore boobs period light cramping tired, pinkish on panty liner
11/10 sore boobs cramping feel like af coming, gassy , pinkish on panty liner
11/11 tired , cramping , sore boobs
11/12 called out tired , very sore boobs , emotional been crying had a big argument with bf i dont like him lol.
11/13 sore boobs , no cramps , we tried intervourse very painful so we stopped.
11/14 still sore boobs , constipated but im always constipated , very tired , nausous, little bit of cramps ,tired exhausted walking up steps
11/15 crampy ,slightly sore boobs ,
11/16 crampy pregnancy test early morning , afternoon comfirmed secound beta on friday
11/18 secound beta

Ps im writing this and im
Still in desbelief i was crying through phone with nurse from happiness. It has been a long journey and i hope bean sticks. Thank you god
I prayed alot and stalked this website during the two week wait. I wanted to surprise hubby at home but i couldnt hold it i called him and told him. Good luck and lots of baby dust

BFP with IVF 4 years ttc

Hi Ladies, I'm 30 years old ttc for 4 years, one miscarriage. I have recently undergone IVF treatment, and have finally got my bfp!!!
I promised I would write on here when the day finally came. I'm not one for writing on forums, and don't think I've ever left a comment on anything before, but in those darker times I looked on here to draw strength from all these bfp stories, and it gave me hope that anything is possible. And that more importantly, don't give up.

Me and my partner conceived naturally in November 2012. We weren't actually trying at the time but weren't being careful either.
Unfortunately this ended in miscarriage 12 weeks later.
Since then we have actively been trying to get pregnant. I've never charted temps but have used ovulation tests. For me, after a few months of doing this with no success, I found that it was mentally easier for me to try without the the 'tools'. I did use preseed for a couple of months but with no luck there soon stopped that as well.

At the beginning of this year we decided that we would seek help. We went for all the investigations, my bloods and ovary scans came back fine and my partners sperm results were fine also.

When they tested for blockages in my tubes, the test came back inconclusive. Whilst some dye came through one tube, there wasn't evidence of any coming through the other. I was told this could be a blockage, but it could also be as simple as the tubes going into spasm when the dye was passed through. Either way, I know it is possible to become pregnant naturally with one healthy tube.

Instead of having a lapropscopy to check this for certain we decided to go straight for IVF. They retrieved 16 eggs of which 9 fertilised. From that 3 reached blastocyst stage and the best of the 3 was transferred back. We used embryoscope and I had an endometrial scratch around 4 weeks beforehand. My bfp has been confirmed today!! I honestly can't believe it and am feeling so humble and blessed.

It's has been a long old journey and although it's early days I'm feeling positive and happy that everything is going well. Everyone's story is so different, but try and remain positive and trust your body. That was the best advice I was given. I also found that acupuncture really helped me to relax and am sure it has played a big part in getting me mentally and physically ready for my pregnancy. Good luck everyone. Stay strong xxx

BFP @ 5dp5dt

After two failed FET's (March: BFN & June: Chemical Pregnancy) earlier this year, I am excited to share my BFP! We transferred 1 perfect blastocyst on October 30. Here were my symptoms:

0dp5dt - nada... a little cramping

1dp5dt - light cramping, emotional

2dp5dt - more intense cramping... all day & night, vivid dream

3dp5dt - cramping which was intense at night - woke me up, felt like poking on left side of uterus. vivid dream, hot flashes

4dp5dt - very tired (didn't sleep well), hot flashes, vivid dream

5dp5dt - vivid dream, cramping, BFP in the afternoon!

6dp5dt - tired, a little cramping, another BFP

7dp5dt & 8dp5dt - extremely tired, but that's it!

This is so much different than my first pregnancy where in the TWW, all I had was cramping. I had NO other symptoms. Goes to show that while it's fun to look at all these different stories, every pregnancy is different!

7dp5dt - IVF BFP!

Hi All,

I'm so excited to share my BFP story! We have unexplained infertility and have been TTC for 18 months. I'm 35 and OH is 43.

This was our first round of IVF. We got 11 eggs from EC and 7 fertilized. Of the 7, 6 made it to 5 day blasts. They were all graded 4AA. Two blasts were transfered back in and the other 4 were frozen.

Symptoms Leading to BFP
0dp5dt - sharp twinges, headache, tired
1dp5dt - deep stabbing twinges in uterus, headache, tired, backache started
2dp5dt - backache continued, no more twinges
3dp5dt - dull, more intense backache which got worse when I went for a poop. Very loose stools. Felt like really bad period pain.
4dp5dt - felt great! Full of energy, mild backache
5dp5dt - full of energy, worried symptoms have gone. Pink tinged Crinone. Could be Implantation Bleeding. Vivid dreams. Dizzy spell for 2 seconds.
6dp5dt - woke up to dry month and mouth ulcer. backache back with avengance. I fee terrible today. Feels like AF will come any time. Cramps woke me up in the night.
7dp5dt - woke up with dry mouth and feeling full of cold. Feel run down. Mouth is full of sores. Back is really achy. Want to stay in bed. Uterus feels tight and heavy like before AF.
Had big dizzy spell. POAS! BFP!!!!

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BFP with IVF ICSI

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share my BFP story after stalking this site for over a year now!!
My partner and I got married in May 2015 and started ttc straight away! We tried all the tracking ovulation methods but each month AF would turn up right on cue. Deep down I always had a feeling something wasn't quite right but people kept saying 'you're stressing too much', 'it will happen when u stop trying', etc etc blah blah all the stuff u dont want to hear.
Well after a year and not even a hint of a second line we decided to both get checked out. All my tests came back clear and positive but unfortunately my partners results weren't very good. We were dealing with Severe MFI - a count of 4 mil and of that motility and morphology were also poor. We felt helpless and numb.
Next stop...fertility clinic consult in July this year. After more tests we were told our only option was IVF with ICSI. It was scary that our only option was peoples last option. But at the same time I was relieved we still had hope!
Our cycle started September 11th and we had our Fresh Embryo Transfer on the 28th. Unfortunately none of the other embryos survived but our one surviving blastocyst looked good!
I have to say I was too scared to track the days past transfer too closely but I did have some pulling/twinges on my left side 3dp5dt but I wasn't sure if that was just the progesterone I was on! Plus sore boobs and bloating throughout the 2ww!
I caved and tested on Oct 7th (9dp5dt) and saw the most beautiful thing I've ever seen..2 pink lines!! And not even a squinter! It was confirmed later that day by blood test.
Feel like I'm dreaming right now especially to fall on our first IVF cycle! I just pray this little poppyseed sticks and stays strong! I never thought it would happen..but just keep the faith and never give up!

BFP after 6 years TTC + 3 rounds IVF and almost giving up

Cannot believe I am finally able to put my TWW diary on here with a BFP!

Long story short married 10 years this year, I am 32 husband is 33, started trying for a baby over 6 years ago, 3 failed rounds of IVF with 3 years off between this one and the last one. I suffered OHSS for my first two cycles and didn't want to ever do it again but so glad we changed our minds and changed clinics to get another opinion. This last cycle we only got 1 good embryo to transfer but I guess it only takes 1 right? I was going to wait for the blood test in two days but just couldn't wait as I was 100% sure it was going to be a negative result.

5dpo (day of transfer)
Cramps straight after transfer and into evening

6dpo
Nothing

7dpo
- woke up sweaty
- weird/vivid dream
- woke up congested slightly
- strong jabbing cramps on and off a few minutes at a time on left made on and off from 10am - 5pm then some on right in evening made me go ouch
- Tiny bit of pink on my undies (could have been the crinone)

8dpo
- Really tired and hungry today
- Couldn't remember alarm code at work ha baby brain but could be IVF hormones
- Sharp pains back after lunch on left this time
- Could have sworn there was a bit of pink when I wiped (could have been the crinone)
- Dizzy and nauseas in PM
- Itchy stomach

9dpo
- Another weird dream
- Omg boobs soo sore today & real hungry
- Sharp pains back but not as frequent maybe twice? so who knows if it was implantation now.
- Feeling negative.
- Period type cramps in PM

10dpo
- Weird dreams and sore boobs continue
- Feel a little off in the stomach also (morning and evening)
- Period type pains continue
- Sharp pains back once or twice in PM

11dpo
- More vivid dreams
- Sore boobs
- Fatigue
- A little off in the stomach in am
- Craving salt at dinner time..
- Still light period pains

12dpo
- Woke up with sore throat and stuffy nose
- Boobs and nipples still sore
- Cramps gone

13dpo
- Omg BFP
- Stuffy nose in the morning

I never thought after all this time that we would finally get pregnant! Please bubba keep growing!!! The only different things this cycle was new clinic, chinese herbs, more acupuncture, cut out coke zero and soft drink, endometrium scratch two months before and just relaxed ate what I want. Good luck ladies!!

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1st BFP ever after 5 years ttc with IVF/ICSI!!

I never thought I would be posting my BFP story on here, there was actually a really low point in my life where I thought I might never be able to carry my own child. Here's my story...

My husband and I got married 9/12/2009, we were pretty young when we got married so we planned to wait about 1-2 years before trying for a baby. We decided about a year and half into our marriage I was going to stop taking birth control, I thought for sure I would get pregnant within that year. After 2 years we decided to get more serious and started tracking my cycle, another year passes and nothing. That's when I make all our dr. appts. to get checked out and all tests were normal for me and we find out my husband has extremely low motility. He made many life style changes in hopes to increase his motility and after a year nothing changes and still no BFP. We decide to go to our first RE and tried IUI a few times in the summer of 2015 all end in BFN...we're devastated. We were referred to our next RE at the beginning of this year and made our first IVF consult for May. We started our first cycle in mid June. I had my egg retrieval on 7/11- we got 14 eggs (OMG) and 11 fertilized. Only 4 made it to day 5, 2 were great quality and 2 were poor. We froze the two poor as backup and transferred the other two on 7/16. During my wait my boobs were super sore, definitely had cramping (that felt just like menstrual cramps) and I was super tired. I waited until 8dp5dt to take my first hpt and it was the first BFP I've ever seen!! The next 2 days got darker each day until my blood came back very positive. I had my first ultrasound 2 weeks later and saw BOTH heartbeats yes you read that right....we're having TWINS!!!

I honestly didn't think it was going to work for us on our first try so I didn't track my symptoms day by day but here are somethings I did that I'm pretty sure helped in our success: I meditated daily and stuck to my yoga routine as long as my body allowed, ate lots of healthy fats, fruits and veggies and limited the carbs and sugar, got a relaxation/fertility massage the night before my transfer, after my transfer I took 3 days off to just relax, I ate lots of warm foods and continued with my meditations :) I'm so so grateful and hope my story will give hope to someone out there that's feeling just as low as I was. Stay positive and keep the faith, I truly believe god put me on this emotional infertility journey for a reason. I will never take this pregnancy for granted and will always advocate for other women struggling to get pregnant. Opening up and sharing with other women really got me through some of my hardest days. Happy trails and lots of baby dust to you all Xoxo

BFP 1st IVF w ICSI after a year trying...

I can't believe I'm finally posting here- I stalked this site for a year while ttc and gained a lot of hope through reading everyone's stories. Here's a quick summary of our situation:
My husband and I got married last July and started trying right away. We used OPKs, temping, pre-seed- you name it! Every time I got my period, I was devastated. I tried to be brave but I got really discouraged when friends all around me started getting pregnant. Finally after about 8-9 months, we went to my OBGYN and requested testing. It turned out that my husband was dealing with severe male factor: his best sample was 2 mil and they were not all healthy. Luckily, male factor turned out to be our only issue. OB referred us to a fertility specialist and we started our IVF cycle on June 10 with Lupron, then started stims on June 19. We had a very successful retrieval on July 2 (15 retrieved, 12 fertilized) and 6 made it to day 5. We now have 5 frozen embies and one growing inside my tummy:) IVF meds mimic a lot of pregnancy symptoms, so it is hard to determine what was real and what was due to the meds, but here it goes:

1-4 dp5dt: Just continued bloat
5-6: dp5dt: Light brown spotting (looked more like brown discharge) and SUPER emotional. I now realize the spotting must have been implantation bleeding, but at the time I convinced myself it was a period coming on and I cried for 2 days!
7 dp5dt: (this is the equivalent of 12 dpo) BFP with FMU and it wasn't even a squinter! Husband and I were totally speechless because we both expected the worst after the spotting.
8-9 dp5dt: tests got darker and I started experiencing exhaustion and some breast soreness.
10-12 dp5dt: positive blood test, exhaustion and breast soreness got worse.
13 dp5dt- present: SO TIRED! I need daily naps and I'm still ready for bed by 9. Breast pain got worse every day until about 8 weeks, now they are just huge. We have our third ultrasound this afternoon.

I know infertility- and IVF, make for a difficult, heartbreaking journey. I hope reading this will give some of you hope and inspiration to keep moving forward on your baby journeys :)

BFP with hydrosalpinx and severe OHSS

I’m writing this as living proof that there is hope for all of us to get pregnant, as impossible as it may seem. Hopefully, my story will give you ladies a bit of light and positivity.

Warning: Extremely long post incoming!

DH and I have been trying to get preggers for 5 years. We have gone to 4 gynaecologists, and none of them ever suggested a full set of tests to make sure we don’t have any issues. Instead, they tried all the different kinds of drugs including 9 months of clomid which really ruined my mental and physical state of my body. We didn’t know better then, and even turned to fortune telling, religion, traditional chinese medicine, everything that gave us a bit of hope.

We didn’t know what was the issue but the BFNs every month was really getting to me. I honestly thought that I’m one of those women that could never get a BFP on a HPT, and can only rely on blood tests, which I have done on several occasions and obviously it led to a sad BFN.

Finally, we tried IUI. DH and I took leave and everything just for the procedure, and at the procedure table, the doctor could not get the catheter through my cervix and told me I have a pin-hole cervix, so it wasn’t successful at all. But I found out later from my IVF journey that I actually don’t have a pin-hole cervix and that the gynae previously just doesn’t have the skill.

That was the last straw for us. We went on a trip to Europe and took a break. When we got back, I told DH that we should go to a specialist. He agreed and on our very first appointment with the director of IVF at a local public hospital, we got an array of tests that we were supposed to do before seeing her again to be able to discuss next steps.

That’s when we found out that I have a moderate hydrosalpinx in my left tube. I was devastated when the doctor told us that IVF is the only way.

I have always blamed my stress for all the BFNs we’ve had and I thought of quitting my job to focus on getting pregnant. But thank God that I have the most amazing boss and she let me take sporadic breaks with no specific dates.

So we went on the waiting list for our first IVF treatment. Waited for 3 months and it finally came.

I honestly feel that IVF is an incredible act of love as we signed up for pain to have a bit of chance that normal people already possess to get pregnant. In our case, hydrosalpinx lowers that chance further by about 50%.

Alas, the stims started. Daily painful injections where the liquid stings as it entered. Tapered needles where the tip of the needle is slightly curved, like a torture tool. I’m sure DH felt the pain as he administered them for me. And then there were the painful blood tests.

One thing about me is that I am extremely terrified of needles and my threshold of pain is almost sub zero but this journey has forced me to push many boundaries. In my mind, I kept thinking of the child that we are going to have and I just bit down and overcome them one by one. I am seriously amazed at my progression.

Then the egg retrieval day came. I was already bloating horribly from all the stims but no one told me what was really going to happen. They told me that I’d feel uncomfortable, and that I will have slight bloating and nausea but it will go away.

This is true for the ladies that went for the same procedure after me. When I woke up from the anaesthesia, I could not move and the pain from my ovaries was super intense. 4 ladies who got wheeled out after me had changed and walked out of the recovery area, as if nothing happened. 2 hours passed and I still could not get up and the nurses would not release me until I have passed urine, which was extremely painful.

That was when the nurse told me that they have extracted 26 eggs from me and that I might need to take this really expensive medication to prevent OHSS from happening as I am at high risk for it. OHSS is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. I didn’t think that this OHSS is anything that bad but now that I am in the midst of severe OHSS, I do not wish my worst enemy to get it. It is seriously nothing I have ever encountered.

Eventually, I did pass urine after forcing myself to drink a few cups of milo and I have never felt this level of achievement from such a simple task.

From this point on, the real nightmare started. I could not sleep lying down flat on my back or on my sides because it caused excruciating pain. I have to sleep sitting upright. My back was hunched when I tried to walk. Well, I wouldn’t call it walking. My belly looked like it was 5 months pregnant. Just drinking or eating a little makes me feel really full and tight and my lungs felt like there are at my throat. I was severely constipated and I could not even try as a little pressure down there caused pain. I also could not sleep well at night due to being so uncomfortable. I have gotten OHSS and I didn’t know then.

BFP Hope

A year ago today I found out I was pregnant. It therefore seems appropriate that today I share my story with all those people out there who are on the same journey as I was for over 4 years. I found so much comfort and hope in reading your posts and want to give something back and hopefully bring comfort to others.

So in a nutshell here is my story. I met my husband when I was very young - only 20! We spent many happy years together enjoying life, creating careers for ourselves and traveling. We got married when we were both 31 and started trying for a baby the year after. I assumed it may take up to a year but even early on I sensed that our journey to becoming parents may be longer than expected.

After over a year of trying we both had check ups to see what was going on. I was diagnosed with mild endometriosis and all was ok for both of us apart from that. We started with monitoring my ovulation and then stimulating with injections. We then moved on to inseminations and finally resorted to IVF. The IVF was tough and I reacted badly to the treatment and our embryos had to be frozen. After one failed transfer and a lot of heartache we decided it was time for a break. IVF was taking over our lives and affecting our couple.

The decision to have a break was the best decision I could have made. I had been running on the treadmill and unable to stop and was worn out both physically and emotionally.

Taking the control back was liberating. I also began yoga, acupuncture and went to see someone to talk about how I was feeling. It felt like an outpouring of grief that was bottled up inside me. I came to live with the fact that it may not happen and to enjoy the life I had.

After a 6 month break we decided to transfer the remaining 2 embryos - one day 3 embryo and one day 5 embryo. I felt in such a great place at that stage and so at peace no matter what the outcome would be. I took time off work after the transfer to rest and to "live" the experience. I listened to lots of relaxation music and meditation. This time the treatment worked and my little boy is now 4 more old. The expression "rollercoadter of emotions" is so apt to describe this experience. Before finding out the treatment had worked I resigned myself to the possibility that we may never have children.

In the wait leading up to my first blood test I had no real symptoms apart from cramps early on which I put down to the transfer procedure and tiredness. The day before I did the blood test I was convinced my period was coming and that the treatment hadn't worked. These period like pains continued for the first month of my pregnancy. In the past, I had convinced myself that I had all the symptoms going and then each time got a BFN. I had prepared myself for this again and when the results came back positive, I just didn't know how to react. The first few months I was still quite
nervous and it wasn't really until I felt my baby moving that I allowed myself to "enjoy" being pregnant and relax a bit.

To all of you out there waiting for you BFP, continue to believe. You will become Mums one way or another. I know that it is easy for me to say this now, but keep positive and stay strong. Wishing you all so much luck. Being a Mum really is the most precious gift I have ever received and one that I will cherish even more given what I have been through. The last 4 months have been life changing and I feel so privileged to have experienced them.

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