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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

Are you employing "Assisted Reproductive Technology" to achieve your BFP? If so, this is where you'll find the success stories of women in your same situation.

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ViaRae

I just got the amazing news this afternoon from the RE and couldn't have been more shocked, considering I had no symptoms during the tww after my first round of IVF (2 blastocyst 5 day transfer). The only "symptom" was likely from the progesterone, resulting in sore bb, which has gone away recently. I went in for my beta this morning, sure that it was negative (was too scared to POAS so I abstained!) and even told the nurse that I expected a bad call later. Shockingly, it was the opposite. The RE said "Are you sitting down?" and then delivered the best news: a positive test with a beta at 112. Hours after the good news, period like cramps have set in, 9dpt, but before that, no cramps and no implantation bleeding. Crossing my fingers for continued success and a normal, comfortable 9 months ahead! Best of luck to everyone!

My First BFP!

I still can't believe I'm typing this... But after 2 years TTC, 2 rounds of IUI and 1 IVF cycle... I'm finally pregnant! it has been a hard and long process but it looks like it has finally worked and we have been finally blessed with our first BFP! I had my first BETA last Wednesday and it wasn't what we expected... my HCG levels were very low and the nurse said it wasn't looking good... but two more BETAs and 5 days later... I'm officially pregnant and my first ultrasound is next Monday!!!! I CANNOT WAIT!

For all of you out there TTC have faith and pray pray pray a lot! Your little miracle will happen before you even know it!!! DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE! With GOD all things are Possible!!!!!!!!!!

BFP

Hi ladies,

I have just got my BFP blood test result back about 2 hours ago, but I gotta share my story right away! My husband had a vasectomy over 15 years ago, so even though I'm only 26, the chance of conceiving after a vasectomy reversal is slim. So we did IVF as advised.

After 4 failed cycle, I wasn't sure what to expect any more and tried to keep positive (while preparing for the worst I guess). We still have 2 frozen embies left, so I thought if it didn't work out this one, we'll just throw 2 in! (previously only do 1 at a time).

I didn't really rest after transfer. In fact, went straight to a car show (we run a restoration company so had cars on display in shows every weekend) and walked around for hours in 40 degree C heat! I did my house work, shopping, cooking and went to work as usual that week, though tried not to lift anything heavy. No particular symptoms, had my normal pre-menstrual signs like pimples and mood swing.
I did a HPT on 13dpo or 8dpt, I've got a BFP straight away. The lines came up nice and dark within a minute on First Response! I tried the ClearBlue Digital and got a Pregnant 1-2. The next day I woke up and did another First Response, same result, and a Digital which came back Pregnant 2-3. I was over the moon, but scared at the same time. So I rang up the nurse and asked her if I could do the blood test a day earlier. The answer was no, and that the positive tests could be from the trigger shot. I was quiet upset, but did my blood test the day after (which was today this morning). Results came back within 2 hours, a whooping 241!

So so happy and sending lots of happiness to everybody.

xoxo

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Two week wait - so hard!

Hi
Just want to write this as voyering these boards helped me SO MUCH during my two week wait. All of us are so brave. having to undergo IVF is the hardest thing for a woman to go through, it goes against everything us women were made for. I struggled so much during the 2WW that I felt really negative at the end of it. I just wanted to tell you all a few symptoms that I read into and shouldnt have. 1st week: sore boobs and going to the toilet loads 2nd week: squeezing my boobs every day for hope of some tenderness - none. Period pains almost every day I was pretty sure it hadnt worked. I get different period pains like dragging but some sharp pains ad weirdly a pain in my tummy button which always means a period. had all these. I even said to my husband sadly "whats the point in doing a test," but something came over me I thought "Ive been through all this I have to know" so i did the test on the 2nd wee of the day (i was so desperate for the loo when I first got up I forgot?!) and it was a BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!!! We just saw the heart beat 2 days ago and now feeling nice and nauseas.
Please ladies dont read into any of the signs as one forum said "the cruel thing is early pregnancy symptoms reflect period symptoms." I love the person who wrote " have FAITH have FAITH have FAITH...." when she was writing about her positve result after all the cramps and no symtoms/symptoms there one day gone the next.If this baby is a girl her middle name will be Faith. FYI I have had these cramps pretty much the whole time. Lots of us IVF pople also have scaring and dont forget the effects of stimulating your ovaries to the point of no return and then stopping the hormones. We've been through so much, let's give ourselves a break. I believe in positivity and do loads of hypno. BELIEVE you will have a baby, even go out and buy it something to confirm your belief it will happen. the sub concious mind knows so much more than you think. what's the worst that could happen? you were too positive? I don't think so, it would always be worse to think I wasn't positive enough. All the best to you brave lot.

Bfp 8dp 5dt

Hi this has definitely been a struggle. Me and my husband have been trying for 2 years now. I have done acupuncture, which I feel really helped me
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Also I have had reiki and other massages throughout to keep me balanced and relaxed throughout the process.
We started with an ivf fresh cycle which didn't work bfn
2nd ivf fresh resulted in an ecoptic pregnancy and this time we did an
FET w/ 2 great quality embies, I wasn't taking any chances as this may be our last attempt financially- at least for a while. During the transfer one stuck to the catheter and we had to do it again- is my baby already stubborn? I hope they both stick- twins would be great but we would be happy either way.

I will be 34 this month and my husband is 30 and a Cancer survivor ( was diagnosed 6 months after getting married) to say the least we have been through "it" and back.

married 2 years this March 1st !!!

Good luck and much baby dust to all
Keep up the fight it is worth it!

BFP on 2nd IVF after 2 years of trying with PCOS and male factor

Hi Ladies. I'm actually writing this 35 weeks pregnant and belatedly keeping a long-ago made promise to myself to share my story and encouragement with others, as during my fertility struggles hearing from other people who had been through it too was something of a lifeline for me. Like many of you, it has been a long, difficult journey for me. Shortly after I got married (husband and I both aged 33 then) I came off the pill, in preparation for trying for a baby in a year or so. But my periods were irregular and I felt like something was up so went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a dermoid cyst and polycystic ovaries. Given this, we decided to start trying sooner rather than later. Also my husband's motility and count were quite poor. Here's what we tried:

- 3 rounds of clomid: had to stop because it thinned my lining and also the last round gave me really bad blurred vision
- 3 rounds of letrozole
- husband had an operation to fix a varicosele
- husband went on Fertil Aid pills and reduced alcohol and caffine intake
- I switched to a low GI diet
- I did acupuncture, yoga, biotherapy, reduced alcohol intake, took wheatgrass, started juicing, took a range of vitamin supplements
- I did 2 rounds of IUI with letrozole, both times lining was thick, had a couple of good sized follicles, husband's sperm was fine but BFN
- I had an operation to have the dermoid cyst removed (doc thought there was a chance it was causing hormone imbalances)
- 3rd round of IUI with injectibles. I totally overstimulated - the doc said we couldn't carry on with IUI as it would be too dangerous with so many large follicles, the risk of multiples was too high. So we pushed through and turned it into an IVF - increased the stims and did the whole thing. I had 2 good embryos 5 days after egg collection, implated one and froze the other. BFN.
- Waited 2-3 months and tried to live healthy and relax, and get over the hearbreak. Husband got me a kitten to try and cheer me up and weirdly it really worked!
- 2nd round IVF (Now aged 35. Also fresh cycle - I am from the UK but live oversees right now, so instead of implant the frozen embryo I had, I used my trip back to the UK to do a whole new fresh cycle). They put me on a really high dose of stims, I produced 24 eggs; of which 6 made it to good quality 5 day blastocysts. I implanted 1, froze the rest. I also went to a acupuncture clinic who do specialist fertlity treatment and had acupuncture 3 times during stims and twice on transfer day (immediately before and after transfer). I ate a high protein diet during my treatment and took some time off work. The treatment made me very sick - two days after egg collection I was rushed to A&E with ovarian hyperstimulation. I wasn't sure if they could compelete the treatment, but they did; I was just in a lot of pain for a week or so.

A week after transfer I had left the UK again and was testing (too early, I know!) and all BFNs. I had spotting 7dpt and was convinced it was game over. I went to see my doctor to discuss a FET and to my amazement the blood test he asked me to do showed that I was pregnant.

I tried so many things and made a lot of changes to my lifestyle. I'm not sure whether it helped get that positive result with the final IVF but I think it can't hurt. IVF and pregnancy are both really hard on the body so getting yourself healthy and in shape can only be a good thing. I feel for anyone going through this, it's brutal. All I can say is try to have faith that this is temporary and eventually it will work. And try to be kind to yourself, be proud of your ability to cope with something so hard. Good luck to all of you.

3 years TTC, 2 failed IUIs, successful on 1st round of IVF!

I promised myself when (and if) I received my (lasting) BFP, I would post my story since I was obsessed with reading all of the BFP stories leading up to it! Hope this helps or gives hope to people...

About me: 35 years old, married 6 years, TTC for +3 years. 2 previous pregnancies thanks to Clomid (1 ecoptic, 1 miscarriage @ 7 wks).

After a helluva time getting - and staying - pregnant, we decided to move forward with IVF. Honestly, it was an easy decision for the 2 of us. Everyone was right - it was an emotional rollercoaster. Probably one of the most difficult things we have faced in 13 years together, but (as trite as it sounds) it brought us closer; rallying together for our child-to-be!

After 1 false start due to overstimulation, my doctor changed my protocol and decided that low & slow was the best since I had a lot of eggs, but very few were mature.

My protocol:
Days 1-3 - Menapur 75 unitsl
Days 4-6 - Menapur 150 units
Days 7-10 - Menapur 225 units
Days 11-15 - Menapur 225 units + Ganirelix

As you can tell, I was stimming for quite a while. Outcome: 11 retrieved / 3 mature / 3 fertilized via ICSI.

3 DPO - Transfer of 2 - 8 cell 'perfect' embryos
1 DPT - Relaxed & watched movies
2-4 DPT - went for a walk, carried on normally, no real symptoms
5-8 DPT - felt...different. Odd dreams, white CM, sore boobs
9 DPT - very faint BFP on First Response
11 DPT - beta day (HCG = 29)
13 DPT - repeat beta (HCG = 52)
15 DPT - repeat beta (HCG =100.4) At this point concerned it could be chemical since it wasn't doubling...
17 DPT - repeat beta (HCG = 207)

Went in at 7+2 and saw 1 beautiful sac + yolk + heartbeat of 142!

Right now, I'm 17 weeks and everything is looking healthy and as it should! For those symptom watching, I actually had higher betas and more pronounced symptoms with my pregnancies that didn't work out than I did with this little one. Even now, I really feel fantastic! No morning sickness, no spotting, no backache, no headaches - nada.

Good luck to everyone!

BFP after 9 years 3 month of trying through embryo adoption

We adopted our son 3 years ago and he needed a sibling so we went with embryo adoption for multiple reasons. It is cost effective, I will get to experience pregnancy, and we believe in life at conception.

I have PCOS, uterine fibroids, and MTHFR mutation C&A.

All of my symptoms can be attributed to the estrogen patches and progesterone shots but I’ve been tired and my boobs have grown and HURT.
I started eating a ton of pineapple the day before transfer and continued until 2 days after. Directly after we got Mexican food and walked for hours at the flea market(me carrying out giant 3 year old a lot of the time.)
We transferred 2 blasts. 1 AB5 2 BB4

Got a SUPER faint BFP 4dp5dt
Faint BFP 5dp5dt
BFP 6dp5dt am bought a FRER for Vday and used it at the store… BFP
BFP on FRER and week estimator 7dp5dt

I don’t know what to do with myself I’m so excited! We’ve had BFP before but never 2 days in a row. I think the baby aspirin made a big difference.

Praising Jesus!

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BFP IVF and Donor Sperm

Hi Ladies,

My DH and I have been TTC nearly 4 years. My husband was diagnosed with Azoospermia back in 2013. We have just done our first round of IVF with donor sperm. Today I got my BFP!

I promised myself I would post on this site as during the TWW I drove myself crazy reading the threads and trawling the internet for every twinge and cramp.

3dpt I had horrendous AF cramps and thought I was out for sure. Today was OTD and I tested 3 times just to be sure. But sure enough all 3 were positive.

Really hoping it sticks.

Lots of baby dust to you all! X

Long Journey to BFP

I'm so over the moon right now because I just got my first EVER BFP!

DH and I have been trying for about 4 years. Prior to that I've never gotten pregnant before, so Ive always thought something must be wrong with me. We started seeing a RE at the end of 2011, we did all the hormone tests and everything looked fine. we did 1 IUI which resulted cysts in my ovaries, so I underwent a laparoscopy surgery. RE diagnosis was mild endometriosis. After that we went on to IVF, we had 2 fresh cycle and 1 FET, all BFN. Finally the RE told me "you just need to gain some weight, come back to see me after you gain 10-15lbs"... WTH!!

Then we switched RE, also got everything checked again and all hormones are normal. Moved on to a fresh cycle with the new RE, but also ended BFN... This time RE suspected something must be off because she was pretty confident about this cycle. At the same time I heard about immunology issues from a friend so I brought this up to my RE, she agreed for us to do further testing.. We found out I have high levels of natural killer cells. It actually gave me a glimpse of hope knowing at least we are able to find something wrong (the worst is when they said everything is fine with you, but you are just not getting pregnant!). So she prescribed intralipid infusion for this past cycle. I just found out this week that I'm pregnant.. It feels so unreal because it's been a long road and I never thought it'd be possible for me to get pregnant.

The only symptoms I had was AF like cramp on 8dp5dt, I usually get cramps a week before AF, but this cramp felt debilitating, I was not able to move and just wanted to lay on the couch, with backache. However the pain was gone next day. The other symptom was breakout in my face the next few days. I don't usually break out around my cheeks (only on forehead or chin areas). The break out looks almost like some kind of white pumpy rash (but not itchy).

If you are like me, have experienced multiple ivf failures and couldn't find out why, I recommend to do a immunology testing before you waste more money on IVF. I wished I had it tested sooner, but I'm still ecstatic about my BFP!

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