About me -35 years old, DH 42 no issues
TTC #1 for 5 years
Always had short 23-26 day cycles with short luteal phase
Diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis, elevated FSH and poor ovarian reserve in 2008
3 failed IVF cycles w/ local clinic, all w/ ICSI & asst hatching, never had more than 7 eggs retrieved, and only 1 or 2 embryos ever made it even to day 3 so we did day 2 xfers with questionable fragmented embryos
Got 2nd opinion. 1 failed IVF cycle (ICSI, asst hatch &CCS) with new specialized clinic, got 14 eggs, only 1 made it to day 5 and tested normal but had arrested development by thaw and xfer.
But got accepted into a supplement study with the same specialized clinic so decided to try 1 last time
Last and 5th IVF cycle (ICSI, Asst Hatch & CCS) was the charm, although we only had 3 healthy, genetically normal 5 day embryos out of the whopping 19 eggs retrieved, we transferred only 1 blast and got a BFP days later!!! 1st ever in 5 years!
I thought I was a lost cause, I always had more hope for others who were struggling with fertility issues than I had hope for myself. Especially with 2 fertility clinics telling me I would have to start thinking about donor eggs. We had been TTC for over 5 years before I got my 1st ever BFP two weeks ago. I have since had my two betas and all is looking great so far!
I always stalked this site during my 2ww for symptoms and for hope. I wanted to share my story to try and bring some hope to others.
Had my transfer of one perfect, genetically tested normal 5 day blast October 2nd. But had no unique symptoms compared to my other failed IVF cycles so was losing hope fast.
Did my first HPT at 5dp5dt or 10dpo with FMU and got a fast faint BFP on a FRER! Tested again the next day 11 DPO and got medium positives on 3 tests - FRER, Clear blue and internet cheapies!
1st beta 9dp5dt or 14 dpo was 205! 2nd beta 12dp5dt or 17dpo was 531!
I'm 5 1/2 weeks pregnant now (23dpo) and have still had NO real symptoms, boobs are no more sore than usual, no nausea, no real food aversions, no increased sense of smell, no urge to pee often, no runny nose, no increased CM etc.. I feel great and CANNOT wait for 1st Ultrasound on the 28th of this month!!
What we did differently for this successful cycle...
I was part of a supplement study, extremely potent antioxidant Acai berry 1200 mg 3 times a day for 3 months prior to stim meds
I did a 3 day juice cleanse about 2 weeks before I started my stim meds
Other than that ate the same as usual, healthy but still splurging more often than usual on junk food, exercised the same as usual and actually focused less on pregnancy and ttc than ever before in my life.
If it can happen to me I truly believe it can happen to anyone. **Baby dust**