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BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

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Lucky Number 7!

BFP 9dp5dt - Lucky number 7!! Posted on Sat, 2014-03-01 16:41 BFP at 9dp5dt - fresh transfer with CGH tested embryo. Very excited and hoping this one sticks after 3 years of IVF treatments which include 3 previous miscarriages, 4 egg collections and 7 (5 day) transfers. Symptoms were as follows: 0dp5dt - Weirdly enough craved cheezels in the afternoon and have been craving them ever since. Rested all afternoon. 1dp5dt - Back to work - no symptoms. Sore nipples but had these prior to transfer (progesterone?) 2dp5dt - Sore nipples continue. No other symptoms all day until about 8:00 pm when I had about 45 minutes of what felt like period cramping and some very (almost unnoticeable) twinges left side. Insomnia. 3dp5dt - Sore nipples. Night sweat. Insomnia. 4dp5dt - Sore bbs that seemed to just appear from nowhere - hurt when I hugged a friend. Nipples still sore. Felt queasy in the morning (this is the only time I have felt queasy the whole pregnancy) but was okay after I ate. Starving. Night sweat. 5dp5dt - Woke up with all breast and nipple soreness completely gone. Was so strange as 12 hours earlier they were so painful I couldn't touch them. Thought I was out and became extremely emotional - in hindsight I think this was a major hormonal moment. Became extremely anxious and started to not want to eat anything. Nothing sounded good but was hungry - weird. I'm still not sure whether this was anxiety or hormones or both. Exhausted today but thought it was because I hadn't been sleeping well. Craved cheezels and had a pack after work. 6dp5dt - No real symptoms except food aversion continues. No sore bbs. Not feeling tired today - in fact feel completely fine. Very slight burping begins after eating and drinking. 7dp5dt - Some extremely slight twinges in right side - would not have noticed it unless I was maniacally monitoring all symptoms. Burping continues - enough for me to notice that it is consistent. Perhaps becomes the one symptom that makes me think....maybe? No sore bbs, not really fatigued. 8dp5dt - Had a glass of champagne and didn't really want it - very very strange for me. Pretty tired by about 8:30 pm. Burping continues. Wake up in the night with stomach gurgling so loudly that it woke both me and my husband up. Was the strangest thing I have ever experienced. I felt pregnant for the first time. By the time I woke up in the morning it was all gone and it was almost like I had imagined it? Food aversions. 9dp5dt - Burping continues. Feeling more tired today. Some extremely almost unnoticeable cramping in the afternoon. Still no sore bbs. Felt quite drunk after 1 glass of wine. Tested with FRER - strong positive immediately. Was so relieved. 10dp5dt - Some pulling in the night and the "full" feeling in abdomen. Tested again with FRER line was darker than control line - had gotten about twice as dark in just over 12 hours - good sign. 11dp5dt - Sore bbs start - finally!! 12dp5dt - 1st Beta - HCG 444. Am feeling hopeful - the lack of sore bbs and no real abdomen pulling etc made me think I was out - but these things came a lot later this time round. Good Luck to all!!

BFP 9dp5dt - Lucky number 7!!

BFP at 9dp5dt - fresh transfer with CGH tested embryo. Very excited and hoping this one sticks after 3 years of IVF treatments which include 3 previous miscarriages, 4 egg collections and 7 (5 day) transfers. Symptoms were as follows: 0dp5dt - Weirdly enough craved cheezels in the afternoon and have been craving them ever since. Rested all afternoon. 1dp5dt - Back to work - no symptoms. Sore nipples but had these prior to transfer (progesterone?) 2dp5dt - Sore nipples continue. No other symptoms all day until about 8:00 pm when I had about 45 minutes of what felt like period cramping and some very (almost unnoticeable) twinges left side. Insomnia. 3dp5dt - Sore nipples. Night sweat. Insomnia. 4dp5dt - Sore bbs that seemed to just appear from nowhere - hurt when I hugged a friend. Nipples still sore. Felt queasy in the morning (this is the only time I have felt queasy the whole pregnancy) but was okay after I ate. Starving. Night sweat. 5dp5dt - Woke up with all breast and nipple soreness completely gone. Was so strange as 12 hours earlier they were so painful I couldn't touch them. Thought I was out and became extremely emotional - in hindsight I think this was a major hormonal moment. Became extremely anxious and started to not want to eat anything. Nothing sounded good but was hungry - weird. I'm still not sure whether this was anxiety or hormones or both. Exhausted today but thought it was because I hadn't been sleeping well. Craved cheezels and had a pack after work. 6dp5dt - No real symptoms except food aversion continues. No sore bbs. Not feeling tired today - in fact feel completely fine. Very slight burping begins after eating and drinking. 7dp5dt - Some extremely slight twinges in right side - would not have noticed it unless I was maniacally monitoring all symptoms. Burping continues - enough for me to notice that it is consistent. Perhaps becomes the one symptom that makes me think....maybe? No sore bbs, not really fatigued. 8dp5dt - Had a glass of champagne and didn't really want it - very very strange for me. Pretty tired by about 8:30 pm. Burping continues. Wake up in the night with stomach gurgling so loudly that it woke both me and my husband up. Was the strangest thing I have ever experienced. I felt pregnant for the first time. By the time I woke up in the morning it was all gone and it was almost like I had imagined it? Food aversions. 9dp5dt - Burping continues. Feeling more tired today. Some extremely almost unnoticeable cramping in the afternoon. Still no sore bbs. Felt quite drunk after 1 glass of wine. Tested with FRER - strong positive immediately. Was so relieved. 10dp5dt - Some pulling in the night and the "full" feeling in abdomen. Tested again with FRER line was darker than control line - had gotten about twice as dark in just over 12 hours - good sign. 11dp5dt - Sore bbs start - finally!! 12dp5dt - 1st Beta - HCG 444. Am feeling hopeful - the lack of sore bbs and no real abdomen pulling etc made me think I was out - but these things came a lot later this time round. Good Luck to all!!
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BFP after 4.5 TTC

Hi all, I can't believe that this day has finally arrived for my DH and I...but after 4.5 years, we have gotten our first BFP!! I cried my eyes out the day before our Beta because I really felt like AF was on her way. I had cramps, was bloating, a headache and was super thirsty. I went to the doctor's office today bracing myself for a negative. When my fertility nurse called and told me I was pregnant, I couldn't believe it. In hindsight now, here are a few symptoms that I experienced during my TWW after my 3 day ET. Bloating. A lot of us get this after all the stims and I had mild OHSS, but the thing is, my bloating kind of deflated but then came back. I was eating less because I was stressed out but none of my clothes were fitting. Pulling in my lower right abdomen. This is a feeling I usually get before my period, the difference this time is that it started at about 8DP3DT and was persistent everyday. Additionally, I started to get lower back pain. I thought it was because of the progesterone oil shots because I usually don't get lower back pain before AF. I didn't test at all during my 2WW. During my first IVF I did test and it drove me crazy. I cried every day the test showed up as negative. Not testing was hard and I was tempted but I'm glad I didn't. The emotional rollercoaster of guessing and second guessing the HPT were not worth it. So if you can hold out until your Beta, do it!!! Clomid 6 months - BFN IUI#1 with Letrozole. IUI#2 with Letrozole BFN. transferred. 2 frozen same day. 1 they tried to freeze on day 5 but it didn't survive. IVF#1 Long Lupron Protocol - 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 left on day of transfer. 3 x 8 cell embies transferred. BFN BFN IVF #2 Lupron Microdose Protocol - 8 retrieved, 6 mature, 6 fertilized, 5 left on day of transfer. 2 x 8 cell embies BFP!!! Beta #1 at 13dp3dt- over 450

BFP at 44

Oh, how to abbreviate my journey... Starting ttc at 40.5. After 45 BFN's, had first BFP at 44 resulting in daughter. 1st Conventional IVF Clinic 7 IUI's 2 IVF's Unexplained infertility. Diminished ovarian reserve, low antral follicle count, hormones at normal levels, did not respond well to stimulation meds. Given 1% chance of conceiving speech - Dr. told me I must have bad eggs because of DOR and age, so I should go straight to egg donor - even picked one out for me before ever having the DE discussion. 2nd Conventional IVF Clinic Additional tests. Poor AMH levels. Only 2 antral follicles on U/S that month (lowest count ever). Given 5% chance of conceiving speech. Didn't feel this clinic would do anything different from 1st clinic so didn't cycle here. 3rd Mini IVF Clinic FSH levels had begun to rise. Dr. told me if I could make blastocysts (5-day embryos) I would have approx. 20% chance of conceiving - same as naturally. Did 9 natural IVF cycles and retrieved 7 blastocysts. 3 cycles - BFN. Had full autoimmune/coagulation panel testing done. Tested positive for Antithrombin and heterozygous for MTHFR C677T. Dr. put me on Lovenox (blood thinners) for 4th cycle and finally had first BFP! The successful egg was retrieved when I was 43.5 and my FSH that cycle was 56. And we have two more blastocyst left.....

7dp5dt BFP

I am so excited to report that I got my BFP this afternoon! I bought a clearblue digital test that says the weeks and it says PREGNANT 1-2 weeks....I am OVER THE MOON and cannot even believe I get to report this to you guys!! I have sore boobs, a tad stomach sickness and very tired....other than that I am over the moon!

Third IVF is a Charm!

My husband and I have been trying for three years, and I truly hope we're finally on our way!! I just went through my third round of IVF, first FET cycle, and got a positive yesterday at 8DP a 6DT. I freaked out and then ran out to get another test to double check. FET cycle's don't have a trigger so there is no chance of a false BFP due to HCG from trigger. Previously, we did three iui cycles and became pregnant from both only to miscarry around 7 weeks. I was then diagnosed with MTHFR and am taking baby aspiring, lovenox and folgard. We had two fresh cycles with two perfect embryos transfered each time and nothing! This is my first BFP with these medications so I am hoping for a sticky bean!! Days 1-6 post transfer: Nothing unsual, sore breasts and constipation from progesterone Day 6 post trasfer: Woke up in night due to sharp twinge in belly, felt like strong cramp but then it went away Day 7 post transfer: Hot sweats all night, noticed larger veins in breasts Day 8 post transfer: BFP, faint but definitely there on Wondfo. Double checked with EPT and definitely a second line Day 9 post transfer: Restless sleep, achy joints, especially in hips, tons of cramping I'm really hoping this is our take home baby. Trying not to get too excited but just can't help it!!!
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Finally It Happened. :)

Hi all, I have been reading through this website for almost a year and half now. This website has been giving me support and courage to hang in there and has given inspiration with numerous stories. This website is really helped in so many ways. thanks to all the ladies :)) So here goes my story, I have had one laparoscopy and two hysteroscopy before we started trying. 1st IVF cycle -retrieved 14 eggs, 6 mature, all of them fertilized naturally and 2 of them made it to day 5 and only one blast was transferred and one frozen. Tested - BFN 1st frozen embryo transfer - turned out negative (medicated cycle LUPRON, estrogen patches and progesterone injections ) 2nd IVF cycle - retrieved 30 eggs, 11 of them mature, 4 made it to day 5, One blast was transferred and 3 frozen. - Tested BFN 2nd Frozen embryo transfer - thawed 3 embryos to get two good embryos to transfer. Prayed to God day in and day out! (this cycle was a natural cycle, no medicines except progesterone oral tablet) My Doctor also did endometrial biopsy , because it is believed that it would help with embryo implantation. which worked out perfect for me. I tested on 6dp5dt and saw two lines show up immediately :)) I was in tears and so was my husband :))) only symptoms I had was 1)Back ache every now and then 2)5dp5dt I was feeling a little nausea by the end of the day 3)Otherwise I was feeling like my periods are going to start any moment. I have blood test scheduled this friday. Hope HCG doubles every 2 days :)) You just have to believe from within. It will eventually happen to you as well. Loads of “baby dust” to all.
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BFP After 1st Frozen Embryo Transfer - NO SYMPTOMS

Hi, I read these boards religiously for 18 months - and I thought I'd share my story! After trying for 18 months, including using clomid, timed inter course and an IUI we finally went down the IVF route. After egg collection my transfer got cancelled due to OHSS. We froze 8 blastocysts. I had my transfer 2 weeks ago. We transferred 1 blastocyst. These are the notes I made: I felt so totally normal. No symptoms. In every other month of TTC I felt more symptoms. • 8dp5dt – tiny spec of blood. Feel nothing. No cramps, no twinges. Also not feeling so positive today. I am tired though. Stinging eyes tired. But as seen in previous BFN cycles, this means nothing. • Come the afternoon, felt a bit dizzy. Slight (hardly noticeable if I wasn’t looking for it) cramping. • 10dp5dt – nothing - normal. • 12dp5dt – BFP on first response • 13dp5dt – Clear Blue Digital – 2-3 weeks = 4-5 weeks pregnant Still in shock - feel like I am in a dream. I still feel so unbelievably normal. I have had to take a test everyday. I am off to to doctor's tomorrow to have it confirmed and I know we still have a long way to go yet - but this is the furthest I have ever got and I just cannot believe it. Good luck to everyone out there and remember - do not get scared by reading all these symptoms online because they mean nothing! I couldn't have felt more normal for these past two weeks.

BFP with IVF

Our BFP is now a 9 month old walking, babbling mess making joy- and she was a loooong time coming. I'm sharing my story for any IVFers to show that seriously, anything can happen. I'm 29, hubby 35. Unexplained infertility. After 2 year ttc naturally and 1 heartbreaking early miscarriage at 5wks, 2 clomid, 2 iuis and we got it! This will especially bring hope (hopefully) to those with very low betas and bleeding. 7 eggs retrieved, all fertilized but only one made it to blastocyst on day 5. 1 grade AB-blast transferred. 1dp5dt- Bloated and sore from egg retrieval - starting progesterone sups. 2-7dp5dt- Watery cm, soreness and bloating fading, boobs not sore, feel incredible not pregnant. No heartburn, no dizziness, nada. 8dp5dt- Cheat and take a HPT. After an eternity we got a squinter. I was not that hopeful bc at 8dp5dt I thought line should be darker. Start spotting that afternoon. And that's when I 'checked out' and convinced myself it didn't work. 9-12dp5dt- Bleeding escalates to a full blown period. HOWEVER bc I am crazy, I keep taking FRER every two days and the lines are getting darker. Baffled. 12dp5dt-1st beta is 57. I am bleeding with clots (sorry, gross I know). NO pg symptoms just cramps along with bleeding. 14dp5dt-2nd beta is 138. This is sooo low for almost 5 weeks pregnant. Bleeding is slowing down but DO not feel pregnant. No heartburn, brown watery cm, boobs not sore... you get the picture. I had betas every 2 days and though they always doubled, they were low. That combined with the bleeding made doctor think ectopic, so I was to have a 6 week viability ultrasound. And there it was- a heart beat, perfect gestational sac, everything looked as it should for how far along I was. After that, PG symptoms came i would say around 7 weeks pregnant. And 1 day after her due date, our awesome little girl was born, completely healthy and fiesty. So IVF ladies, sometimes even when the ugly red fat lady sings, it still ain't over. Trust the betas. Good luck to all.
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BFP After IVF/ICSI/PICSI/PGD

After obsessively stalking this website during my two week wait, I am elated to be posting my own BFP story! I have never posted on a message board before but, if my experience can help soothe the nerves of even one woman going through the agonizing wait after an already excruciating IVF process, then I'm happy to share. I am 31 years old, my husband is 35, and we have been trying to conceive for the past 20 months. We did get pregnant six months into the process but, heartbreakingly, it ended in an early miscarriage. After that, we tried on our own for seven more months and spent two of those cycles on Clomid before, ultimately, ending up with our RE. He promptly diagnosed me with PCOS and discovered I had a uterine septum. My husband was healthy overall but had a borderline sperm count. After undergoing a hysteroscopy to remove the septum, we began our IVF cycle. We did everything possible to increase our chances for success: IVF/ICSI/PICSI/PGD Antagonist protocol (Bravelle, Menopur, Ganirelix) I did acupuncture in the weeks before the retrieval, before the transfer, and on the day of the transfer. Because of my high risk of OHSS, I was only given half the dose of the HCG trigger and a "freeze all" was determined before the retrieval. I had 7 eggs retrieved, all 7 fertilized and made it to day 5 blastocysts (I believe this success was largely due to ICSI and PICSI). 5 of the 7 embryos came back from PGD as chromosomally normal - 3 A's, a B, and a C - and all were frozen. The FET was six weeks after the retrieval - we decided to transfer two high quality 5 day blastocysts. Now for the part I scrutinized on every woman's post on these boards... Symptoms: First, let me say that I am a teacher and my wait happened to fall during my student's winter break so I was lucky enough to spend all 10 days working very minimally and taking it easy as much as possible. I was on progesterone suppositories twice a day and estrogen three times a day so some of my pregnancy symptoms could have been overlap with the medication. Symptoms that began very closely after the transfer and currently remain: Burping... I know, kind of weird - not belching burping but almost like hiccup/burps - it happens constantly... The other symptom that started early on and hasn't gone away is frequent urination. 1dp5dt - 3dp5dt: Bed rest, cramping and pressure in my lower abdomen - different than period cramps, also lots of bloating 4dp5dt - Mild cramping, bloating and watery CM 5dp5dt: mild nausea, bloating, gas, some cramps, slight dizziness, watery CM 6dp5dt: mild nausea, some cramps, watery CM 7dp5dt: mild nausea, mild fatigue, boobs started feeling slightly tender but only for a few hours, watery CM, food aversion to most kinds of sweets began and still persists 8dp5dt: mild nausea, mild fatigue, slightly dizzy at times, slightly tender boobs but, again, only for a few hours 9dp5dt: bloating, cramps but this time it felt more like period cramps - as with many other women on this site, it was a little worrisome but I had read so many posts that said they thought for sure they were getting their period because of the cramps and ended up pregnant so I tried to stay optimistic, yellow CM 10dp5dt: Beta day - honestly, I was so anxious about getting the results (I was somehow able to resist POAS) that all the nervous anxiety masked my pregnancy symptoms - the only thing I noticed was bloating and watery CM I was elated to get the news that my test results were POSITIVE! My beta was 520... Three days later it was 2,279. We thought for sure it was twins but our first ultrasound at 5 1/2 weeks confirmed one healthy looking pregnancy sack. We are absolutely over the moon! Something I would like to mention is that my boobs barely hurt through the entire TWW and I am currently 5 1/2 weeks pregnant and they still feel normal. I found this odd because they have hurt in every other cycle I have had since being off birth control pills. Also, though I wasn't exactly bustling with energy, I have not had extreme fatigue. In fact, I often find myself up late or waking up in the middle of the night and being unable to fall back to sleep. I was super paranoid about the lack of breast tenderness and fatigue because they are two symptoms that you read about constantly as tell tale signs of pregnancy... It just goes to show that every body is different and having all the symptoms, a few of them, or none at all doesn't mean much one way or the other... But who can resist scouring the internet just to make sure :) Best of luck to all you women reading this post and looking for answers the way I did with all the women who posted before me. It's such a tough process and the TWW is like cruel and unusual punishment. Hang in there and I sincerely hope your baby dreams come true!

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