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BFP After Natural Cycle FET

Hi Ladies, I stalked this board for a year and I'm (cautiously) excited to share my BFP story with you and give hope to those going through the dreaded 2ww! I remember reading through so many posts hoping to find someone's story that matched closely to mine so I could relate. I know it's early, but no matter how this pregnancy plays out (please please let it be positively!), it worked. I did get pregnant. I CAN get pregnant. So there is hope for me and all of you - stay strong! Me - 34, no known issues DH - 30, 1% morphology Cycled at Cornell After 2 failed IUI's with injectibles and one failed IVF/ICSI, we just completed a natural FET with 2 5-day blasts and got our BFP yesterday (beta 112 10dp5dt). With the first three cycles, I had AF cramps and all three times, AF showed up/I got a BFN before beta. I had sore bb's, which looking back was surely a side effect of those nasty hormones! This BFP cycle, I had af like cramping (pelvic pressure/heaviness) so I thought I was getting af (again). I have a VERY bloated tummy and the last 3 days before beta I've been very nauseous. My bb's are not sore AT ALL. Those really are the only symptoms....overall feeling like crap. This cycle, all I did was blood work starting CD 10, go two more times for blood work before I got my surge (no pee tests at all), then a few days later I took a zpack and medrol to get ready for the transfer, which was 5 days later. I started prometrium suppositories 2x a day the day after my transfer and that's it! I attribute my lack of sore bb's to not being on any stimming hormones this time, but every woman and every cycle can be totally different. I sort of just knew (only the af cramps really threw me off)! If your periods are regular and you ovulate on your own, I highly recommend the Natural FET. I was skeptical thinking I NEEDED the hormone support to make it a success, but Cornell said if I can do it Natural there is no way I should do a Medicated cycle. I'm glad I trusted them! I was much less stressed out and my body was in its natural state. I don't regret my failed ICSI because without that, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to do the Natural FET! I hope this helps someone who is in the scary, nerve wracking shoes I was just in! Good luck to all of you ladies! I wish you lots of baby dust!

A Natural Miracle

We have been ttc for almost 2 years now. I have been diagnosed with low ovarian reserve and DH has less than 2% motile sperm. Our doctor gave us a 1% chance of ever conceiving naturally. We have done two failed ivf cycles. The second one resulted in a pregnancy, but I lost the baby at 10 weeks in January. This month we are away on a trip and I have just got my bfp - au naturale! We can both not believe its true. I was tracking my cycle with temps an watching my cm, but didn't hold much hope. We were actually going home for round 3 ivf next month! Hopefully we don't need it now! O day- VERY painful ovulation! 1dpo-4dpo- temp rise, nothing much else 5dpo- 7dpo- funny taste in my mouth, a bit metallic. 8dpo- cramps/twinges 9dpo-cramps/twinges again bfn 10dpo- very hungry! Bfn (at this stage I assume I'm out as I had a bfp by this point with the ivf cycle) feel emotional and upset all day. 11dpo- have a massage and test at 3pm- a very very faint line. DH is not convinced he can see anything! 12dpo- fmu- bfn, smu- still very faint but a definite bfp! Hungry and cramps. 13dpo- smu- bfp! My period is due tomorrow. My temp is still up and DH and I are praying, hoping and begging that this is true and we are finally having the baby we are so desperate to meet! Lots of love and hope to every one ttc.... Whether you've been trying for 1 month or 10 years, it is an emotional journey! Please pray for us as I will for you!

2 Years TTC... IVF With ICSI... Finally...a BFP!

I read these forums a lot to help me feel better during the very stressful time of IVF, and so I know how much they help. I am glad that I am finally able to share my story. My dh (44) and I (29) had been trying for 2 years with no success. We went through a lot of testing and were told that IVF with ICSI was our only hope. After months of taking drugs (fun fun fun) I was finally ready to go. We were able to have 21 eggs retrieved, and 7 eggs were fertilized successfully. When we got the eggs retrieved, we were told that my estrogen levels were too high and the doctor suggested doing a "freeze all" and implanting them later. At first, we were devastated! Then the doctor said that my chances of getting the all important BFP were in the 90th percentile with a frozen transfer due to my age and my health. That made us feel better. On December 17th we had 2 embryos transferred. They said that we would have a blood test in 2 weeks. My symptoms were as follows: 1dp6dt-6dp6dt--No symptoms 7dp6dt-Nausea....couldn't wait for the blood test, took an HPT and got a BFP!! Every day after that was filled with nausea and tiredness. We had the blood test after 2 weeks and indeed, I was pregnant. We had an ultrasound at 7 weeks and found out that one little embryo didn't make it, but we had a very strong baby growing. I just had another ultrasound the other day and the baby looked wonderful, dancing around and showing off. I hope that our story of trials and tribulations gives hope, as all the other stories on here gave me hope!

Low amh Low Morphology and BFP!!

Hi everyone. Very excited to be here. Praying this baby sticks! As you can see from title have been dealing with secondary infertility! Conceived baby girl on first try three years ago, ttc number 2 for 8 months which has seemed like forever and thought it would not happen! All signed up to start IVF this week due to diminished ovarian reserve and low morphology, told our odds were less than 5%!! My amh was tested twice at 5.1 pmol and 6.9 pmol, yes it increased!! Partner had only 1% morphology both tests, other numbers all good. Oh and my fsh was 19 and 18_ very bad. But here we are with a bfp!! Soooo very happy and please let us get thru this with a sticky healthy bub. Listing symptoms below, then under that how we treated my dor and hubby morphology, as I have to believe it has helped. 1dpo dizzy when I stood up, 6 and 7 dpo random 2 day cold with sneezing, 8 soo my cervix feels different like mushy and very soft on end, 9 dpo faint line on frer after hours of sitting, 10 dpo bfp strong line. No spotting before af! Usually spot up to 5 days before af and wondered if this was a problem. Anyhow here waiting to see if baby sticks. For those dealing with high fsh low amh, here is what I did. Supplement pre natal, fish oil, royal jelly, b6, evening primrose oil before ovulation, wheat grass, and vitamin d 3. This combined with weekly acupuncture for 4 months think got my body back in balance!! Only one tea per day, no smoking, no alcohol, but still ate a lot of rubbish I have to say. Hubby on menevit, which did not improve lab results but maybe it helped in someway. Wishing everyone else with infertility issues a happy ending. Ps I am 35 and hubby 33.


DH (36) and I (32) had been trying for a 18 months with no luck (apparently doing all the right things) and I just felt that something wasn't right. Being a very impatient person and lucky enough to be able to afford some private treatment, I had lots of tests to see if there was anything wrong. Everything came back perfect except DH's morphology (4%) however this was still considered within normal parameters in his NHS test. We booked an appointment with a Fertility specialist and DH had a more detailed semen analysis showing that his sperm were not traveling effectively, which only gave us a very slim chance of conception each month. After trying for a bit longer, we decided to go for IVF/ICSI as normal IVF was not recommended due to the altered movement patterns. In short, we were extremely lucky first time and got our BFP 9dp5dt. I am now 17 weeks pregnant and have had certain amounts of every symptom under the sun in the first trimester, but nothing really started until 6 and a half weeks pregnant. The only thing I noticed was a very sharp pain lasting about 3 seconds 2dpt, and then randomly at 7 and 8dpt I had heartburn, which is very unusual for me and so far I actually haven't had any other heartburn since those days. I noticed nothing else in the 2ww and actually i probably had less than "normal" months. I was advised by someone who had had several IVF treatments to absolutely rest after transfer, the only one that had worked for them, she had rested for a week. So, I took a few days off work and literally did nothing for 4 days, which is not completely what the clinics advise (they say to continue as normal but don't lift heavy things or do intensive exercise). Whether this actually made a difference or not, I like to think this helped. We realize that we were very lucky to get a positive first time but we went into it thinking it was a course of treatment and might take 6 months, a year or more, rather than just a success or fail. I know that sounds easy to say when it worked but I think it helped to keep me sane throughout the process. I think that if you can it's important to be able to talk to your close family and friends about what you're doing during treatment. Wishing everyone the best of luck in their own story. x

Don't Lose Hope if You Have No Symptoms

This is my third pregnancy (no births) and on each occasion my symptoms have been different. I would have sworn by now I would have been able to tell if I was pg but I can categorically say this third time I am blown away. May 2008 - 1st pregnancy conceived naturally (TFMR) I had classic symptoms which made me suspicious before BFP. Crying at the drop of a hat, peeing all the time at night. But no sore bbs or nausea. September 2012. 2nd pregnancy with fourth IVF. Cramping and pulling about 2dp5dt. Sore boobs which went away and then came back before beta. Slightly increased urination. The occasional emotional outburst. 1st Beta 180 at 10dp5dt. Miscarried at eight and a half weeks. February 2013 - aged 39! 3rd pregnancy from fifth IVF. AF cramps three days before beta. And that is it. Assumed period was on its way. Absolutely nothing that made me think this cycle had worked and I was already looking into donor eggs. I didn't even answer the call from my clinic with the beta results because I couldn't face speaking to my RE. Beta was 290 at 10dp5dt. Given my history and my age I remain extremely cautious but just wanted to let everyone know it is 100% possible to be symptom free and still get a positive with a string beta. With the three failed IVFs I felt no symptoms either way.
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I'm so excited here is my story: Me & my hubby were trying for 2 yrs! In Jan 2012 our doctor organized for us to see a fertility specialist. I really had to push my doctor as she kept saying it will happen your young! We got called in to see the specialist did the tests in May & was called back in June and was told that for my age 30 I had a low egg reserve & was told we did not have long to hang around. We did 3 months of gonal f injections with timed intercourse-did not work Then we did 2 iui's in September & Oct they did not work & was told not do to any more iui's & move on to ivf. We did our ivf in Jan this year I always found the injections fine 8 eggs were retrieved 6 fertilized when it came to the 5 day transfer on the Friday we had 1 great emybryo & one good one so we put two back. There was none left to freeze! I took it easy that day but the following days I went on as normal without lifting anything heavy. Went back to work the following week. The nurse told me I could do the test on Wed Feb 6th. It was a long wait towards the end. I decided to do it the eve before I was due to test! It was day 32 of my cycle I have never had a cycle longer then 31. I wanted to do it before my hubby came home from work as I didn't think it would be positive. I was so nervous doing the test I was shakin. I left it for 10mins & was afraid to go back in to check it. I could not believe it when I saw, 2 red lines. I'm still in shock to be honest. As one girl said on her post, it's not over until it's over. So even if you think your getting your af, you may not be! So here are my symptoms: On the Tuesday morning, I was woken up by terrible cramps (was not worried as I thought it was too early to be af cramps even though they usually start 10 days before). I was taking the vaginal progesterone from that Tuesday to the Friday I was extremely gassy & my stomach was so bloated. I looked like I was 4 months pregnant my stomach was so bloated this is a side effect of the progesteone. All week I had extremely bad pains which felt like af cramps but worse. I did think I was getting af. My boobs were kinda off sore but that is another side effect. The only thing out of the norm for me was the whole week my nose was not runny but "watery" which I did think was weird. I was pale, still am but this usually happens when getting my af. Also the Sunday I was shopping & saw tomatoes & wanted them! I never eat tomatoes & did think this was strange. I ate the tomato that eve on its own. The only thing that gave me hope was the stories on here about girls getting cramps but were pregnant. I honestly did not think I was pregnant until I did the test. I was dreading telling my hubby it had not worked. I had told my mum it hadn't, she said it will say your prayers & it will be positive. I prayed constantly before the ivf, I believe it was god that made it happen in the end. Recite this prayer & believe it will happen. Powerful hourly novena This is to be said at the same time every hour for 8 successive hours: " O Jesus you said "ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you" through the Immaculate heart of your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek I ask that my prayer will be granted: think of your intention "O Jesus you said, "If you ask the Father anything in my name, he will give it to you; through the Immaculate Heart of your most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask your Father in your name that my prayer will be granted: intention "O Jesus, you said, "heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away; through the Immaculate Heart of the most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted; intention. My prayers will be with you ALL. xx

You Wouldn't Believe It

Ok so me & my partner had been ttc for about 2 months with no luck. We charted, used opk, everything but NOTHING... Ok well it was our 3rd month ttc and I almost thought it was impossible with the mind that my birth control (mirena) was the cause because I had several complications with it. Well we tried again... So once again I'm in my tww.. I went to my doc for a beta test at 10dpo... BFN... Tested with hpt.. BFN... Another beta test at 15dpo.. BFN... UGH!! Then 3 days late... AF started.. I bled a whole 5 days like a normal period... Well we planned our next try for the following month but I was due for my annual pap smear 23 dpo... While my doc was doing her job.. she asked if I needed a preg test... I said no because I had just gotten my period but she ordered one anyway and BFN... So she ordered a blood test and BFN.. So she did an ultrasound and we saw a little sack there!! My doc still doesn't know why I failed the beta test but I'm happy!! I'm now 26 weeks and we are super healthy!!

BFP After 1st fet

I am so excited I can finally share my story. After TTC for a year we decided to see a fertility specialist. DH 32 ME 30 Believe me when I tell u don't give up it can happen for you. I had no detectable issues. Our 1st sperm analysis came back poor count and motility. My husband works nights and told me he didn't get enough rest. We did another and it came back 72mil wonderful. Not sure if his schedule made the difference in why it took so long to conceive. We did 1iui failed. IVF retrieval 26 eggs, 22 mature, 19 fertilized with icsi. Yes -we chose to do 5 day blasts and ended with 5 excellent quality blasts. My doctor recommended I freeze all due to risks of ohss. He said its better to proceed with fet later to give my body a chance to heal and get fertility meds out my system. I chose to proceed with transfer because I'm impatient and had taken time off. Well it failed should have listened to my doctor. Started preparing for fet after my cycle. Estrace 2-3 times a day. This cycle I had a reflexology massage a couple days before transfer. The next day I felt wonderful no aches or pains. I did not do acupuncture this cycle. We decided to put 1 blast back after hearing all the potential risks associated with multiples. I'm glad we did because it work. I drank pineapple juice, ate pineapple and sunflower seats the 1st 3 days after the transfer. Also took a week off to rest. 1dpt __Night-sweats, gas, sharp pain, bed rest 2dpt__Night-sweats, gas, hot flashes, bed rest 3dpt__Night-sweats achy, hot flashes, temp, bed rest 4dpt__Nausea shortly after waking up, hot flashes, thirsty, gas, weepy crying about everything 5dpt__Gas, night sweats, hot flashes, body aches runny nose, why am I so hot weepy 6dpt__Af cramps , night sweats, gas, hot flashes, headache, loose stools, headache, overly emotional weepy. I never cry, felt like I had a fever 7dpt__Af cramps sharp pains, gas, thirsty, back ache, fatigue, headache all day,weepy, night sweats 8dpt__headache light, gas, night sweats, hot sweats 9dpt__beta 127 11dpt__beta 359 so excited This month I began a fast no bread or alcohol. I keep my faith and prayed nightly. No matter how hard it gets never give up. Have faith in The Lord everything will work out in your favor. Start pinning things to Pinterest (kids) and just know it will work out. I purchased a gift for a friends baby shower and grabbed something for my future baby as well. Faith works. Ask, Believe & receive. I have never felt so blessed will finally have our blessing.

4 Years of TTC, Positive 4dp5dT! Beta Confirmed! FET

I'll just jump to the good stuff! We transferred two good embryos, one was already hatching. 2dp5dt- little squeezing feeling of left ovaries( implantation)?? Felt like ovaries but who knows- no sharp pains that made me say "ouch" like they say on here sometimes. 3dp5dt- neg test that evening tired off and on. When I layed down for a while and then stood up my legs felt like I'd run a long time. 4dp5dt- faint line in am, after 4 min. Hubs saw it too! No strong symptoms, PMS feeling. 5dP5dt- pretty strong positive mid morning, my tests were always darker when I tested mid day than my first morning urine, pee darker. 6dp5dt- almost yacked in 5:00 traffic, mild headaches throughout the rest of the days. 7dp5dt- not very hungry, not craving much. Boobs harder but not really much bigger than pms boobs, every now and then I'll feel a sharp tingle that I never got with pms boobs, no diff nipple color. Little uncomfortable to sleep on my stomach with them. 8dp5dT- runny nose, short fuse with people, impatient, beta confirmed pregnancy, they said it's pretty high, maybe multiples?? I won't say anything except this whole process and over analyzing symptoms sucks and I feel for you! Good luck!