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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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BFP After 2 Long Years and on First IVF

Hello- I got my BFP today and wanted to share my experience. DH and I have been through a long infertility journey. I have severe endo. Husband is perfectly fine. I also had a laparoscopy last year in March. Below are my symptoms: April 30- Egg Retrieval May 3- 3 day embryo transfer. Transferred 2 8 cell embies 1dpt- Bloating and severe constipation 2dpt- Same as above 3dpt- Bloating was better but unbelievable constipation. Had milk of magnesia to relieve constipation. 4dpt- Constipation easing 5dpt- All good 6dpt- Period like cramping starts along with multiple trips to bathroom. I was sure AF was on her way 7dpt- Cramps continue. Kept making trips to bathroom 8dpt- No cramps, no symptoms. Lost appetite. (usually happens to me before AF) 9dpt- Nothing- only lack of appetite. Mild constipation returns 10dpt- Lack of appetite. Mild constipation 11dpt- Went for Beta. Was expecting a negative result. To my surprise, Nurse called me and said my Beta is 262!! I hope this one sticks around. My next beta is 2 days for now. Please pray for me!!

Three Times IVF, Two Plus Hopefully One More Time BFP!

I wanted to share my symptoms as I think this board has been so helpful to me! I had a 3 day transfer of 5 - 4 cell grade a embryos. I am 41 and hubby 38, unexplained infertility and endometriosis. Day 1pt- gas, bloated headache Day 2- same Day 3- same Day 4, 5 and 6 pt- cramping, dreams ,sore boobs Day 7- same as above but dark aeroelas and slightly more erect nips. Was preg but later lost baby after 8 weeks. Also did 5 day transfer I noticed a big difference between the symptoms of 3 day and 5 day transfers. The 5 day transfer I felt the cramping and pulling on the first 3 nights post transfer as well as fatigue and darker nips on 3 days past 5 days transfer. I know that progesterone also gives u the symptoms of pregnancy but u think I can tell the difference by now! As soon as I take a supp or the oil injection, I get cramping and fever of 99.5 approx shortly after but notice the times when I do not take it the cramping feels more of burning and pulling. Hope this helps. This turned into a chemical preg but am pleased that I did get preg. On to the next.... Am on my 3rd ivf, 3 day post transfer similar embryos to previous, all good to excellent quality but not many cells more than 5. Day 1, 2. Bloated, headache, gas Day 3 today. Bloated, creamy mucus, slight cramping but not pulling like the other times so worried may be the progesterone and not preg this time. I do know implantation doesn't begin until tomorrow for a 3 day transfer so fingers crossed. Good luck to all. It is so hard going through this but I know in the end it is going to happen with time and patience and love.

So Sure it Had Not Worked!

Just did a pregnancy test, was so sure it had not worked was waiting for a negative to come up. Thought I just have to get it over with! Could not beleive it when 2 lines appeared so shocked, one was faint to start with and had to get my boyfriend to check it for me! It is there for sure. I should add I have just finished my first ivf cycle but spent the whole day today depressed as was sure it had not worked. Basically not many symptoms just had the feeling AF was about to arrive, sore boobs but they kept coming and going and probably to do with the progesterone I am on. Felt hungry all the time as well. My general message to everyone is do not give up it will happen, I was convinced this had not worked. So shocked! Hope it or they (had 2 blastos put back in) will stick xxx

Bfp 2dt ICSI

Hi everyone I've just found out I'm BFP, I just wanted to post my symptoms to help other ladies trawling the net during the never ending 2ww. We have ICSI due to a sperm roadblock (previous vasectomy from first marriage) We had been trying for three years, then found out last year that the vasectomy reversal hadn't worked. Collected only four eggs, two of which weren't mature & one did not fertilise. We only had one embryo to put back, which was four cell on a 2dt. 1dpt No symptoms apart from painful ovaries after EC, bloated. 2dpt Same as above was painful to walk at times, bloated. 3dpt Very big tender BB's & bloated. 4dpt Tired, big tender BB's & bloated ( no ovary pain now) 5dpt Deflated BB's (in the morning), hungry day figured I would be due on this time next week, so no surprise. 6dpt Deflated BB's (in the morning) not as tender now, did have cramping in the afternoon.Convinced its not worked today, started to think about how we would pay for the next treatment. 7dpt Sharp pain on right side of groin, didn't last long. Decided I wanted crisps (prawn cocktail), thought its probably the munches & the start of PMT, headache in the eve. 8dpt Went out shopping, but felt tired & had cramping, even felt a little nausea (just thought it was the progesterone botty bombs. Had a headache on and off, 9dpt Back to work, tired didn't sleep well, I little cramping and bloating in the afternoon. BB's larger in the afternoon (just like the week before AF) 10dpt Didn't sleep well again, same symptoms as yesterday. A little white DC in the eve. 11dpt Very tired, not a lot of sleep again! Bad AF pain in the eve, thirsty, honestly thought I would wake up to AF. 12dpt Sleep almost none, bloated & BB's as usual after lunch, felt nausea in the eve. 13dpt Very little sleep again, nausea then hungry. Decided to BFP! To sum up I have been pregnant before with my son & I really didn't think I was this time. I had no spotting, hardly any symptoms that weren't different to PMS or the symptoms that progesterone gives you. I honestly believed it was the progesterone & not BFP, I didn't have a gut feeling & I really thought the treatment hadn't worked. I ate loads of spinach, green veg, fruit & upped my protein intake quite a lot. I snacked on almonds & drank decaf tea & water. I had the first week off & rested on the sofa for most of 1dpt. I really hope all your dreams come true, & my story helps keep your positivity up during that painfully long 2ww :0))

41yrs Old BFP IVF

Just got our BFP today and I don't think it's sunk in yet. Soooo happy. We'd been trying to conceive naturally for 18 months but I have diminished ovarian reserve and scar tissure from a previous LLEDTZ procedure. Also DPs swimmers were sluggish. We used IVF/ISCI with donor egg and it was our first attempt. We had two 3day embryos transferred. They were a 7 cell and and 8 cell of average grade. The only symptoms were some AF type pain 5-6 days after transfer and some very mild nausea. No increased CM or anything. Hope this gives hope to all those in the awful two-week wait that no symptoms doesnt mean you're not pregnant. Baby dust to everyone !!!!!


I can't believe I'm actually posting on here. We've been TTC for over 2 1/2 years. I have done 3 IVF's (2 BFNs and a chemical pregnancy). We took a break and did a couple IUI's to result in BFNs as well. Then my RE suggested doing a Mini-IVF. It was basically a cross between an IUI and IVF. It's low stim like an IUI, but at the end, they do the egg retrieval and transfer. They transferred 2 perfect blastocysts on 4/6/13. I have 3 embies on ice! Here are the symptoms: 1dp5dt: Nothing but constipation 2dp5dt: Constipation, fatigue 3dp5dt: Slight pulling in my lower stomach area 4dp5dt: Constipation, fatigue, pulling continues 5dp5dt: Constipation, more fatigue, and more pulling/stretching 6dp5dt: Barely slept all night, was convinced it didn't work because I didn't feel the pulling anymore, POAS, thought it came up negative and threw it in the trash. Went back to take a look a few minutes later and there was a 2nd line. Dark. About 5 or 6 hours later, POAS again with a different test. Came up dark with 2 lines right away. I go in for my beta on 4/18, but I'm so excited to have come this far. Good luck to everyone!
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TWW/FET (Tomorrow Beta Results!!!)

Hi... Best greetings from Mexico City. Long story short... We did IVF last August and had 11 eggs, 11 fertilized and got 2 grade A 8 cell embryos transferred three days later. BFP 12 days later (Twins!) At week 23, I started bleeding… Went to the hospital right away and my babies (boy and girl) were born too soon and now they dance in heaven. Three months later and with 9 grade A 8 cell embryos left, we were ready for a FET. Transfer was on April 1st. (3 embryos transferred) Tomorrow I get my beta results with no symptoms what so ever, only a bit of cramping and sore breasts. I’m freaking out, even if I have been through this before. Doctors say chances are pretty high considering the embryo quality. Best of luck everybody and hoping for a BFP tomorrow and share it with you!!! Love from Mexico! G

BFP With First FET

I am so excited to finally get to share my story! My husband and I have been married for 9 years, and have been trying to conceive in some way the entire time (didn't start infertility treatment until about four years ago). Over the years I have lurked on this site, hoping to have symptoms of a bfp. We did one IUI which was unsuccessful, tried on our own again for about a year and a half, did our first IVF last fall (unsuccessful), but froze 5 blastocysts with that cycle. In February I started to medication prep for my FET. We transferred two day 6 blastocysts (one hatching) on March 21. My symptoms started almost immediately after transfer. I was on progesterone shots starting 5 days before transfer, so some symptoms could be from that, but they didn't start until the night after transfer. Here are my symptoms: Transfer day 3/21: sleepy, low back pain, fullness in abd, lots of twinges 1dp5dt: low back ache, uterine twinges 2dp5dt: low back ache, emotional, lots of dreams, uterine twinges 3dp5dt: low back ache, uterine twinges all day, emotional, sleepy, lots of dreams 4dp5dt: slightly less low back ache, slightly less uterine cramping. At night two sharp intense pains in left breast, lots of dreams, weird sleep- waking up super early 5dp5dt: POAS first thing in the am. Faint positive, clear enough to text my friend and she could see it (without dismantling the test, and line showed up quickly!!) very achy all over today, tired, full feeling abdomen, thirsty, very severe low back pain by the end of the night. Darker positive in evening after work only holding urine about 2 hours! Continued to get darker positives throughout the week. Finally got in for my beta 11day post transfer - 294!!!! Second beta 13 days post transfer- 844 :) Third beta 15 days post transfer 2249, no more betas needed, going for my ultrasound next week to see how many took!


I want to first start out by saying that God is good all the time, and all the time God is good! I've been stalking this website for years now, praying for the chance to be able to post my own story. Finally I can! My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2 1/2 years. I'm currently 31 and he's 30. We went to a major fertility clinic to get some answers. Was told that I had slight hypothyroidism and was subscribed synthroid. After three failed IUI's, clomid, and every herbal remedy out there we were tired, broke and frustrated. I finally found a small practice where I would be only dealing with one doctor who promised to find the cause and help us. He diagnosed us with unexplained infertility. He said we can either continue to try or to do IVF. We chose IVF. IVF is a long arduous and expensive process but it is well worth it. 3/20 - Egg retrieval. 13 eggs were retrieved. PAIN! 3/21 - They called to say that 9 fertilized successfully. 3/22 - The eggs continued to thrive and they want me to do a 5 day transfer. Tender BBS due to the progesterone shots. 3/25 - Two healthy fertilized eggs were transferred into me. I was on bed rest immediately after. Tender BBS. Frequent urination, wake up at least twice a night to use the bathroom. 3/26 - Bed rest... slight sensation every so often that felt like it was in my urethra. I was afraid it was a UTI. Stomach began to bloat. Frequent urination 3/27 - Heaviness in abdomen but I attributed it to the retrieval that I was still healing from. Still had the strange feeling in my urethra. My stomach bloated so large that even my husband noticed and asked me if that was normal since I normally have a semi flat stomach and now I looked two months pregnant. yellow CM 3/28 - Pain in uterus when I laughed or sneezed. Tender bbs. Bloating. Very hungry. Woke up in the middle of the night and it took a while to fall asleep. Very Tired, Runny nose, yellow CM. slight cramps after I urinate 3/29 - Swollen ovary on right side. Tender BBS. Hurts to laugh or sneeze. I just knew I was pregnant.Bloating, Very hungry and Tired. Continue to wake up at night.Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 3/30 - Took a 2 1/2 hour car ride and couldn't stay awake even though I had a full night's rest. I also was very uncomfortable the entire car right. I felt a little crampy and my ovaries were sore. Bloating. Swollen ovary. Very hungry. Continue to wake up at night. Tired. Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 3/31 - Easter Sunday...woke up at 5 am with a splitting headache that lasted all day. Tired; heaviness in abdomen. Still extremely bloated. Slight cramps but not like AF was coming. Bloating. Swollen ovary. Very hungry. Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 4/1 - Slight cramps. Bloating. Sore BBS. Frequent urination. Swollen ovary. Very hungry. Tired; yet still waking up in the middle of the night. Thirsty, Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 4/2 - Went to doctor just to have my hormone levels tested. On my way to the doctor I began to have AF like cramps and began to worry that it felt too much like AF to be pregnant. Was told it 's probably too early to test for pregnancy. Got a call in the afternoon from the doctor telling me to stop my estrogen pills, continue with my progesterone shots and that my levels were high enough to confirm that I am PREGNANT!!! I was completely shocked since I was told it was too early to test. Went home and tested on the spare tests I had and both came up positive!!! My husband and I were so excited!!! It's surreal!!! Cramps. Swollen ovary. Frequent urination. Sore BBS.Very hungry. Waking up at night. Thirsty, Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 4/3 - VERY VERY bloated. Tired; Slight Cramps on and off. Swollen ovary. Frequent urination. Sore BBS.Very hungry. Waking up at night. Thirsty, Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate 4/4 - Not as bloated as yesterday but it's still there. Crampier than before. Sore bbs. Tired. Still on a high from my good news. Runny nose, yellow CM, cramps after I urinate. I never got implantation bleeding, never got that sharp pain. Never got strong AF cramps. There was honestly no real sign that I was pregnant. I had more false pregnancy symptoms in the previous months of trying than I did this time which maybe was a sign. I'm still in the very, very early stages of this and still holding my breath. But I know that God has not brought me this far to leave me. For all of you reading this and wondering when will it be your time... I've been there too, cried, yelled, been depressed when everyone around me got pregnant so easily. When our family members kept asking. I've been to hell and back with this. All I can say is that God's timing is perfect even when it doesn't seem like it. God bless you all and good luck!!!


I have just got my bfp after a frozen embryo transfer. We have been ttc our first baby for almost 2 years and this is our 3rd round of ivf. My last fet was also a bfp but resulted in a missed miscarriage at 9 weeks. We are hoping, praying, begging that this one sticks around and we get to hold a baby in arms in December. I had a trigger shot on 19/3 which I tested out from transfer day. 0dp5dt (5dpo)- transfer day! mild cramping after the transfer 1dp5dt (6dpo)- had acupuncture and felt some sharp pains afterwards, possible implantation? 2dp5dt & 3dp5dt- no symptoms. I don't feel pregnant at all and feel like the cycle didn't work. 4dp5dt (9dpo)- bfn in the am. at least I know the trigger shot has gone... But the bfn makes me cry and feel crappy all day! Decide to test in the evening and I see a faint, but very clear line! We are still in the game! Hot flashes. 5dp5dt (10dpo) bfp! It's getting darker! Hot flashes. 6dp5dt (11dpo) bfp and there's no denying that line! Yippee 7dp5dt (12 dpo) the line is almost as dark as the control 8dp5dt (13dpo) still feeling really hot and dry retch in the morning! Already?! We are definitely pregnant and can't stop looking at those lovely dark lines :)