We have been trying for 1.5 years and finally got our BFP.
Both me and my husband are 35. Our issue was low AMH and male factor. After one failed IUI, we decided to move to IVF with ICSI.
We did our IVF in September - Had 8 eggs retrieved and 6 fertilized through ISCI. 2 were 8 cell grade AA. We did a 3 day transfer of 2 embroys and froze on on day 5.
After my embryo transfer, I was just normal - felt great, had no sore breasts, no cramps, no nausea, nothing! I was not recommended to be on bed rest and in fact the next minute after the transfer, I was asked to get up and change my clothes. Then we went out for lunch and came home and just relaxed for a couple of hours. Then I was doing my normal chores as usual.
I started testing on the cheap internet tests from day 7 and till day 9 I was getting negatives. I was so depressed and was crying most of the time. On day 10, I threw the internet cheapies and took a test with FRER and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a faint line. I almost was 100% sure that I was not pregnant.
Then I tested in Clear Blue Digital and First Response Early Response every 6 hours and could see the line getting darker. I was ecstatic.
My first beta was 126 at 11dp3dt. Second beta was 304 at 13dp3dt
I continued my POI and estrace supplements till my 8 week and was on progesterone suppositories for the 9th week. On my 10th week, I had stopped all my medications.
Now I am on my 14th week and still do not have any symptoms, apart from being constantly hungry and some weight gain. No sore breasts, no cramps, no nausea - NOTHING!
Please don't despair if you don't receive a positive result on your HPT. I would definitely suggest trying FRER instead of the cheapies - Would have saved me from the heartbreak and depression on the days after the transfer.
Please don't worry if you don't have any symptoms at all.
Please don't worry if you have less than average number of eggs retrieved and less fertilize.
IVF journey is hard by itself. I was just clinging to faith and hope blindly. I did feel negative that the cycle will not work out all the time. I was only relieved when I went in for my 7th week scan to see the lil one moving its arms and legs all around.
Don't feel down if you don't have symptoms or the symptoms are few and far between.
Don't give up hope if your pregnancy tests come back negative. It ain't over till it's over!!