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So grateful!!

Hi ladies!!

I am just so grateful to have the opportunity to post my story on here. This site has been my go-to for inspiration for the past 3 1/2 years since we first started trying to get pregnant.

I am 27, DH is 28 and we have male factor infertility. We have plenty of sperm with great motility, but the morphology at one point was 2.5%. After making some diet and lifestyle changes (no drinking) and adding fertilaid for men to the mix, as well as my husband seeing a urologist who prescribed him clomid, his numbers all around went up. Morphology went up to 3.5% which is huge. But even after all that and 3 IUI cycles, we had only had a chemical pregnancy which ended shortly after a very faint positive with bleeding. So we moved on to IVF.

Back in Oct/Nov I started stimming with follistim, which is honestly not bad at all. The pen is genius. I responded really well to the meds, too well. As we got closer to egg retrieval it became clear we wouldn't be able to do a fresh cycle. We would freeze all and do a frozen transfer. On ER day they retrieved over 60, yes, 60 eggs, 48 mature. We froze 18 eggs, fertilized 20 with icsi. In the end I had 10 perfect blasts to freeze. My 1st frozen transfer was in Dec. And we transfered 1 embryo. In hindsight, I was crazy to do it so close to the holidays as I was very busy and extremely stressed. I didn't take enough time after the transfer, just the day after and I was back to work. Bfn.

This frozen cycle I wanted everything to be different. I was way more relaxed during the lead up. I cut back to 30 hours at work and the week of transfer I was on vacation. Transfer day I went and had a massage in the morning, came home ate some soup and then went to clinic for transfer. I was so much more relaxed this time around. We transferred 2 perfect blasts. And I really made an effort to just lounge on the couch the next few days. No plans.

5dp5dt I took a frer and could SWEAR I saw a line. It was extremely faint and you could really only see it once I cracked open the test and took the strip out, and at that point I convinced myself it was an evap. I waited until 7dp5dt and took another frer with fmu it was positive, faint, but undeniably there. That afternoon I took another and a digital (totally didn't expect the digital to come up positive), the frer was darker than the mornings and the digital said PREGNANT. I could not believe it! I went in at 10dp5dt and my beta HCG was 79.4. 1st ultrasound is scheduled for 7 weeks. Based on beta I think it's a singleton, but will find out for sure at ultrasound.

Ladies, if you've been at this for a long time, don't give up. It will happen. Just have faith! Really the only symptom I had was just a heavy feeling in the uterus! Sore boobs could be attributed to meds. As of now, boobs are really sore and itchy. My back aches, and I get tired very easily.

Best of luck to everyone!!

1st IVF = My Rainbow

Just a little background on me. Me and DH started NTNP in June 2015 but didn't start officially trying until Aug 2015. Between then and today, we've had 1 ectopic that resulted in me losing my right tube, 1 ectopic that couldn't be found (managed with MTX) and 1 chemical pregnancy all within a year. We decided to seek a Fertility Specialist and had a HSG right before the chemical in which my left tube was clear and fluid moved through rather quickly. After months of monitoring ovulation and attempting IUIs, we discovered that my left ovary was lazy and I had O'ed on from my right 4 months in a row. We then went to IVF.

We used the Lupron Antagonist Protocol: I took BCP for 3 weeks followed by 8 days of stimming with Gonal-f and Menopur (Cetrotide was added on day 6) and a Leuprolide trigger.
IVF was a success as we had 14 eggs (all mature... 10 on right, 4 on left), 12 fertilized, 1 day5 5AA blastocyst transferred and 8 embabies on ice. I contribute my egg quality to folic acid, age (32) and royal jelly. The day of my retrieval I had a small amount of HCG booster to help prepare my uterine lining. I tested it out of my system by the morning 3dpt (8 days after HCG booster) as my wondfos were practically negative; however, that night, it appeared darker and got darker every day since then.

My symptoms were:
ET Day: Crampy; Constipated at night; Woke up at 330 and couldnt go back to sleep;
1dp5dt: Crampy; headache; Woke up around 330 again and couldnt go back to sleep; +HPT (trigger)
2dp5dt: Constipated; Finally full nights sleep; feeling faint; +HPT (trigger)
3dp5dt: Cramping on right side; headache; Major Constipation; feeling faint on and off; Trigger almost gone in AM, but HPT darker in PM
4dp5dt: Very Moody (got mad at DH for not wanting to do a gender reveal party); Headache; feeling faint on and off; HPT is a bit darker than yesterday (Praying this is it!) Clearblue digi w/ weeks said "Pregnant 1-2 weeks". Clearblue Advanced digi said "Not Pregnant" in PM.
5dp5dt: Darker HPTs. Pregnant on Clearblue Advanced digi HPT in AM!!!! Woke up hungry with a headache. Headache majority of the day
6dp5dt: HPTs still getting darker. My left boob gives me sharp pains every now and then, especially when I press on them. Constipation returned.
7dp5dt: Constipation. Fullness and pressure in uterus
8dp5dt: Constipation. Small cramping
9dp5dt: Really bad AF type cramps at night. Nurse said could be uterus growing.
10-13dp5dt: Hunger. Constipation let up a bit after taking stool softeners. Very mild cramping. FRER beat control line and Wondfo was equal to control line on 10dpt. YAY!!!
14dp5dt: Beta = 3768!!!!

So excited for my Rainbow after the storms I've had!

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First attempt at IVF/ICSI - BFP

BACKGROUND:

I froze 21 oocytes at the age of 35/36 and had them fertilised almost 4 years later at age 39.5 with a guy who had low motility/low morphology/low count and therefore required ICSI.

The thaw rate of unfertilised eggs is pretty terrible so it was an extremely stressful few weeks. We decided to use half for the first IVF to see how things went. So out of 10, only 5 thawed and fertilised properly, by the next morning, we only had 3 embryos left, by day 3, two of those embryos weren't looking good but 1 looked really good. I went and sat in church a few times to pray for a good outcome and try to destress in there. By day 5, I had one A grade embryo! It was incredibly depressing and stressful and I was so worried that this one shot would not take.

SYMPTOMS:

Embryo transfer day, Acupuncture at 8:15am and transfer at 10:00am - the Dr told me the embryo was an A grade embryo and would implant within the next 24 hours. Acupuncture again at 11:00am. I felt so happy that I had at least one good one and one good shot.

I had cramps during the day likely from the prodding of the procedure itself. At 3:00am that night, I felt a fast sharp pin prick stab on my left side. I thought to myself, "Surely it's too early for implantation signs?!" But he did say it would start to happen within 24 hours! I assumed this is when the embryo first latched onto the uterus lining.

DPT and DPO

1dp5dt - 7dpo - morning cramps from procedure or embryo action? Stressed out and depressed as I was taking antibiotics for Ureaplasma at the same time. Slight pressure on the left side ovary area where I felt that sharp stab. Mild cramps after shower - progesterone or embryo related? Bloated. A little itchy around the left ovary area.

2dp5dt - 8dpo - lots of symptoms today. Felt pressure on left ovary or lower left side somewhere towards the surface. Slight sting in left side /ovary area after lunch. No ovary pressure in the evening but it did look more swollen and felt slightly tender in the left lower side. Pressure returned briefly after a shower. Feeling pressure and not at all comfortable when trying to sleep. I had to lie on the right side to try and get some sleep. Slight uterine cramps at 2:20am, uterus feels bloated and full when lying down. Slight lower back ache, pressure, feels uncomfortable all night. Shooting pain in left ovary at 3:40am.

3dp5dt - 9dpo- I read that implantation into the uterine lining wall usually complete by day 9dpo which is today. Brief bloating feeling after progesterone pessary. Otherwise absolutely no symptoms all day, feeling depressed.

4dp5dt - 10dpo - No symptoms except for a short light twinge on left ovary area and slight itch briefly on left ovary area. Went to church to pray. Acupuncture at 5:45pm (it is recommended this done 5 days post transfer). Bloated - So bloated that my leggings are way too tight and unbearable to wear. Breasts have been tender all week, however I think it's due to the progesterone pessary.

5dp5dt - 11dpo - FAINT POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! NO SYMPTOMS. By this point, I really haven't felt anything significant since the 2nd day after transfer.

6dp5dt - 12dpo - No symptoms. HPT is darker.

7dp5dt - 12dpo - afternoon, brief and slight pressure/throbbing sensation in the left ovary area again. HPT is darker.

8dp5dt - 13dpo - super slight pressure, throbbing sensation on and off all day, mild sting left side. I read that the placenta is now also producing HCG so maybe this is what I am feeling. HPT is darker.

Praying that this sticks.

Beta testing is 2 days away - fingers crossed all goes well :)

3 years ttc, low amh, high fsh, male factor

After two years of trying naturally and countless investigations, I was told my FSH levels were too high (17.5) & my AMH too low (2.1). ICIS might not work and my eggs might not be viable. I also spotted before my period which I was convinced was a problem, despite doctors saying it wasn't. My accupunturist seemed to think it was which didn't help.

We also had a male factor, 11% progressive motility.

For four months I took coq10, dhea along with countless other supplements. I also had been having weekly Accupunture for a year which I am still having now. .

Our first cycle didn't result in conception, but I did respond to a very high dose of drugs & managed to produce 6 eggs. 4 of which fertilised and 2 of which were good enough to freeze.

Six months later (the soonest I could face) we put one back in (the second didn't defrost well) which resulted in a BFP!!! (Three years after we began trying)

Things that I think helped:
- poi shots instead of pessaries. Painful but worth it.
- a month before the cycle, I had a "current life regression" hypnotherapy to help me address all of the heaviness and pain of infertility.
- a week before the cycle, I went on a yoga retreat and having the space to address all of my fears and just to accept them.
- during the cycle I listened to Molly Nichols a fertility coach,and she really really helped. She helped me to realise how isolated and alone I was feeling, how painful and how I had been conditioned to expect more disappointment. How I couldn't believe that this would ever happen for me. And mainly how I utterly distrusted my body, blamed it, judged it, second guessed it's every action (I'm sure I shouldn't spot before my period etc).
I'm slowly facing these issues and shining the light of day on them, I was able to turn around how I was feeling with Mollys help.
This resulted in having the calmest two week wait ( well calm is probably a bit too far but I wasn't full of fear) and feeling in the best place I had ever felt about my fertility. I started to paint a new picture, an idea that I could have a baby and what my life would look like. How I could trust my body. How fertilise I was.
- I ate pineapple everyday
- I only had lukewarm showers, no baths
- I didn't move around much for the first 48hrs after transfer.
-I did have a huge argument with my husband. I felt so convinced that it had runined everything until I spoke to my dad who told me "if having an argument effected conception, there wouldn't be many people around".

Symptoms;
- felt a flutter a few hours after transfer
- felt the same flutter a few days later
- had this knowing, indescribable feeling that it had worked, this didn't happen until about 3 days before I was due to take the test.

- I had no spotting but I did have some at 9 weeks pregnant.

My husband was already consoling me as he was convinced it hadn't worked and when the test went positive he still was doubtful! He hadn't listened to Molly!

Today I'm six months pregnant and I'm feeling so unbelievably blessed.

"Take a leap of faith" was my favourite phrase when I was feeling low.

After 1,569 days (4years 3months) of praying and trying..BFP with FET ICSI PGS

WOW! I am still in shock. I am elated and oh so grateful. I don't even know where to start but I couldn't wait to post.

I am now 35 my DH is 46. We have my beautiful 12yo stepdaughter from his previous marriage.

The first year of trying I would check this site all of the time checking symptoms. Then we tried the lets not stress about it and it will happen approach. Then we tried acupuncture and the stork a few times still with no success. It was then that I decided I needed to get over my fear of going to doctor and just go find out what was wrong. DH male factor me low reserve/estrogen. We went to a fertility specialist and he decided that due to our issues and age we need to due FET with ICSI and PGS. First round of stims I only produced 3 eggs. All 3 were fertilized but all ended up arresting. Got the news on our 6th anniversary. Needless to say I was devastated but the doctor wanted to go right away for round 2 because he thinks my body was just slow responding. Next round 8 eggs! 8 is great!! When I hear about all these women getting like 20 eggs I was like seriously!!?? Anyway, 7 fertilized 6 arrested we were left one!!!!!! We prayed and prayed and prayed. PGS came back good and normal. I wouldn't allow myself to know the grade etc because it would have just given me one more thing to google and worry about. So, 2 months later started Acupuncture twice a week and Lupron and estrogen then came progesterone and Medrol. Lining looked great 9mm+ at last check up before transfer with the expectation that it would get even thicker. Got a call on transfer day morning from Dr., (me: gulp), embryo thawed perfectly see you @1! (me: sigh, phew, Praise you GOD). Transfer went perfectly didn't feel a thing. Went home and watched a bunch of movies on the couch for the next 3 days, then back to work. I am feeling so blessed and finally fully understanding and accepting of God's timing!

Here are my symptoms:

Monday 1/16 DOT mild cramping 1.5hrs later then later at night ...hungry.. headache at night.

Tuesday 1/17 1dp5dt back ache... dull cramps... sharp stabbing pains left side around 9pm, headache afternoon/night, peeing a lot more like every 1.5hrs but drinking a lot of water too.

Wednesday 1/18 2dp5dt woke up with cramps and sharp stabbing pains in right nipple...dull crampy... back achey ..quick darting pains left side Late morning... peeing like every hour... left side sharp stabbing again tonight.

Thursday 1/19 3dp5dt sharp darting this am, achey crampy and back achey and feet and legs ...ACUP TODAY vision a little wonky when got back to my desk after she said my pulse was mushy which is a good pregnancy sign...slept good but still tired.

Friday 1/20 4dp5dt had Acupuncturist feel my pulse again because I just can't help myself lol she says it feels like a pregnancy pulse..patient asked me if I was pregnant...Co-worker said she read something about Jessica's getting pregnant in 2017 on FB, not that I believe in superstitions!!! A little crampy achey but not as much a little tired today... couple of flushed feelings like hot around 2...around 630 2-3 sharp darting pains that I went "ahhh"... I want to know now!!! Hot today but temp is 97.7 on non basal therm..disappointed temp isn't higher even though I never temped before lol

Saturday 1/21 5dp5dt Keep waking up early, achey crampy, back achey

Sunday 1/22 6dp5dt waking up early, cramps like period is coming, back ache... almost threw up when smelled dh breathe after he ate meat ball slider then talked to me I gagged quite a bit, I think I am making it up so I ask my friend to smell his breathe but they both just looked at me like I was crazy haha.

Monday 1/23 7dp5dt woke up to spontaneous orgasm, now nervous because not supposed to have orgasm due to uterine contractions..dizzy light headed in morning, no cramps today, no symptoms at all really, acupuncturist says slippery pulse still good, gassy bloated.

Tuesday 1/24 8dp5dt woke up early again couldn't fall back to sleep...woke up starving ...cried this am feeling emotional negative bc of no symptoms... had dream last night that I had a miscarriage like 5 years ago and I saw a picture of myself pregnant and I didn't remember it because I had blocked it out of my memory...Dr. called to say they are all rooting for me and I cried when listening to message. Feet are cold today at work back achey..got mad with DH because he was trying to make me call and order lunch and wouldn't just do it himself LOL.. later ready for bed at 8 but stepdaughter had practice, yawned all the way through it, had dinner and felt too full after I ate even though I feel like I didn't eat enough to make me feel that way. Blue veins on boobs more prominent at night.

A Story of Hope

Like many of you, I had read this blog with the hope of having symptoms that would correspond to a positive pregnancy test. For each cycle, every month, I would be checking my symptoms with the blog posts. Over the years, this site had provided me much encouragement when I needed it the most. I vowed to post my story once I was successful in becoming a momma. In sharing my journey, may you find a story of hope that resonates within you during your personal journey!

My husband and I were married for four years before we started infertility treatment in 2011.  Our case could be classified as unspecified infertility; although, I was diagnosed with PCOS.  We underwent a fresh IVF cycle in 2011, which resulted in an ectopic pregnancy outcome right before Christmas.  I think that first cycle was the hardest one because of all of the medications used for egg retrieval and then transfer.  We were devastated from it and took some time before going back for two frozen transfers in the summer and fall of 2012.  Unfortunately neither of those embryos implanted, but those cycles were less taxing on my body than the original fresh one.  Unsure of why the FET cycles were unsuccessful, my husband and I took a break as to better evaluate our situation.  We even considered surrogacy; however, the investment needed was a little overwhelming financially and emotionally.  By spring of 2013, we were absolutely shocked to learn that we were pregnant naturally.  We were not trying to get pregnant, but it happened and we were thrilled.  We had heard the heartbeat and started to make plans for a baby due in 2014.  At our 12 week appointment, a heartbeat could not be found during ultrasound and the baby measured 9 weeks.  After genetic testing, we learned our baby had Turner's syndrome from paternal chromosome.  This loss was equally as devastating as our first embryo transfer.  It was definitely a low point for us; however, we found that even in the deepest pit, our faith and love grew stronger.  We put our trust in God's plan for us. With hope that a frozen transfer might work after this miscarriage, we transferred two embryos in December 2013.  Again, we were met with the disappointment that neither embryo implanted.  It was shortly after this time that we decided to take another break to try a more integrative and holistic approach to pregnancy.  We started with diet and supplements through a naturopathic practitioner.  Eliminating dairy, gluten, sugar, and processed foods was a start to becoming more healthy.  I lost about 15 pounds through diet and exercise (going from a size 10 to a 6).  Then we started acupuncture and herbs in May 2015 with sessions once a week.  I was temping and tracking my cycle, yet our attempts to get pregnant naturally were not successful.  The acupuncturist was extremely helpful in diagnosing that my uterus needed improvement and my husband had to lower his body heat.  By November 2015, the acupuncturist advised that my uterus was in the best condition possible to try another transfer.  At that same time, I started taking Metformin 500mg once a day, along with Aspirin 81mg daily.  In December 2015, we transferred one embryo and our pregnancy test was scheduled for New Year's Eve.  To be honest, I was nervous about the timing of it all.  Of course, I was hoping that we would be celebrating the best New Year's Eve ever; however, I was also realistic of our history.  It was with great joy that we received a positive phone call on New Year's Eve!  And in August 2016, our daughter was born!  We rejoice in the miracle of her life each and every day.  For anyone who has gone through infertility, miscarriages, and high risk pregnancies, you understand the sweet sorrow that accompanies it.  My husband and I are humbled by friends, family, and strangers that have prayed for us during this journey.  As we get ready to celebrate our first Christmas as a family of three, I want to share our story of hope so that you find encouragement and always believe!

Parents Age: Dad 36, Mom 35 (Embryo age of Dad 30, Mom 31)
FET (Singleton, Day 6 Blast)
Medications: Endometrin, Estrace, Metformin, Aspirin
Notes leading up to transfer date: Baby danced four and six days prior to transfer of embryo, Massage two days prior to transfer, Cold sore developed one day prior to transfer and Valtrex was taken (first cold sore ever).

BFP on first round of IVF

Hi all. Long post ahead, but I hope it brings hope to one of you out there.

I've been reading your stories the last few days, and they really helped me get through the nail-biting finish of the 2ww. My husband (33yo) and I (31yo) have been married for 3.5 years, together for 9, trying for about 2.5 years. Last year in November, I had a laparoscopic surgery for grade 3 endometriosis, which was really affecting my daily life (from terrible pain, fainting, heavy periods, ruptured cysts, etc.). After a tough but successful surgery and taking some time to recover, we decided to start trying again about 3 months after the operation. To no avail, my doctor recommended we go on Clomid for three months. (Note, a few months before my operation became was no longer optional, a previous doctor had put me on Femara for three months). I'd taken a month break in between, as Clomid turned me into an absolute MONSTER. Sorry world.

By June, my doctor suggested I take a couple months break from Clomid and continue trying naturally. If by August we were still not pregnant, then she said let's look into some further tests, starting with a HyCoSy (tube patentcy test). August came around and the HyCoSy went well - both tubes were healthy, clear, and in good shape. My dr then suggests another round of Clomid, to which I decided not to go ahead with because of the way it made me feel and the fact that it makes more eggs 'drop'. Again, giving us a couple more months of trying naturally, we aimed for a timeline of October/November of this year before seeking fertility advice. Up to this point, my doctor wouldn't go as far to say that there was 'unexplained infertility', but perhaps we should consider assistance so to avoid the endometriosis returning.

As of October we started shopping for a fertility doctor, 'just in case' by the end of the year we needed further assistance and to beat the endo from coming back. We met our doctor, and the first thing she did was an AMH blood test along with some other routine blood work. Not thinking anything of it, we were stunned when we got a call that my egg count, at 31 years old, was far below the low level. I was absolutely heartbroken. Shattered. I cried for days and kept telling my husband that I didn't feel like a woman. My whole adult life I've dreamt of being a mother.

We decided not to waste any time, and started our first round of IVF once my cycle started, 2.5 weeks later (November 8th 2016). I have been afraid of needles my entire life, so this process was daunting for me, to say the least. I started with the highest possible dose of Menopur, one injection of 450iu per day, for 5 days. Through the stim process, I only had 6 follicles. Also heartbreaking. By day 6 of stim, I was on Menopur (450) and Cetrotide (which WAS AWFUL the first tim - swelling, itching, burning, etc.. but last 6 shots were bearable. By Nov 19, I had 1 trigger shot of Ovitrelle, and was prepping for my EC on Nov 19 (scared shitless, but really really wasn't worth the stress. Yes, stress about the results, this is normal. But I wasted time stressing about being knocked out and had some flashbacks of my surgery, which was really rough for me).

We were able to get 4 eggs, all mature. By the next day, only 3 had matured and fertilized properly. On day 3, Nov 24, we get the call that 2 of our embryos are beautiful and ready to be transferred. And so began the 2ww.... well, 12 days in reality, but it felt like an absolute ETERNITY.

I'd been so positive the first week post ET, then as the first blood test got closer, the more paranoid and negative I became. I felt my period coming and was going crazy wanting to know what the results were going to be. Finally, Dec 6 came around. I went in for my blood test in the afternoon, (I was almost avoiding it, as my husband had work until late so we asked the clinic to call us at 8:30pm with the results and not before). Last night we get the call of our BFP!!!!! We are absolutely elated!!!

I know this post has been SooOoo long, but I just wanted to share my journey so at least one of you can not feel alone and have faith in the process. It's hard as hell, and I admire all of you for your strength and perseverance in this crazy quest to parenthood. Also, if it's helpful at all, these were the symptoms I'd been feeling the last few days:

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!

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