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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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FET Success - Pos. HPT at Equivalent to 10dpo

Just completed a successful FET cycle! Here were my symptoms leading up to my positive HPT on 10dpo & up until my beta's were completed.

1-7dpo: Absolutely No Symptoms

8dpo: AF cramps on & off

9dpo: AF cramps on & off, tingly boobs, Negative HPT

10dpo: Positive on an FRER (Faint but clearly there line), 1st arrival of nausea & burping, heartburn, tingly boobs, AF cramps

11dpo: Same as 10dpo but did not test. A couple drops of light pink blood (implantation spotting)

12 dpo: Very dark 2nd line on the FRER, on & off nausea, dizziness, burping, tingly boobs

13 dpo: Same as 12 dpo

14 dpo: Same as 12 & 13 dpo but nausea hit me very hard on this day (wondering if this could be twins?)

15dpo: Beta's completed.

BFP ... The Long Wait Is Over

After 2.5 yrs of trying to fall pregnant naturally I decided to go through IVF. 4 mature eggs were aspirated and fertilized. 4 beautiful embryos formed and implantation of 2embryos took place on 3d. The other 2 embryos were frozen.

30 hrs after implantation I felt as if my period was starting. But by the next day those feelings had disappeared. The same Pre-menstrual feelings came and went on an adhoc basis. I also felt hungry at times eating a lot more than I usually do.

On d9 post implantation my husband persuaded me to POAS as the suspense was killing us. The test showed negative. We were both distraught but phoned our doctor who confirmed that it was too early to test. She also warned against the use of home pregnancy tests as they can be false negative.

On d11 post implantation I went for the blood pregnancy test. I was convinced it would be negative.

2 hours later we heard the wonderful news that my test was overwhelmingly positive.

Here's to a healthy and happy pregnancy, and happy, healthy and normal kid/s.


After two years of trying I finally got my BFP on our first attempt at IVF. I have looked at this site endlessly over the last two years so I wanted to post my symptoms. I was actually convinced I was getting my period as I felt typical pre AF cramps so I was utterly shocked when I tested positive at 7dp5dt(12dpo)
Here are my symptoms,

6dpo Cramping on and off similar to period cramps(implantation?)
7+8dpo Sudden dizziness in the mornings and feeling very light headed and spaced out.
7-11dpo Diarrhoea every morning(very odd!)
10-11dpo Felt a bit car sick and certain smells have been bothering me( particular foods and petrol!)
Then I really feel like AF is on her way and have a good cry. I know the next day is test day and I'm convinced it will be a negative.
12dpo BFP!! Strong line on Frer using fmu. I see the line appear before my eyes in seconds. After 2 years of squinting at pregnancy tests and praying to see even a hint of a line I can't believe it is there and so obvious!
13dpo An even stronger positive on a clearblue non digi.
I notice a slight metallic taste in my mouth and I look pale and feel tired. My boobs are a bit bigger but not sore surprisingly.

Looking back on the month, my only give away was the crazy dizziness I experienced on 7 and 8dpo,something I have never experienced before. I have felt so many symptoms in previous months and have been convinced I've been pregnant. And it's true that feeling like your period is coming can actually be a good sign!!

BFP with PCOS, Male Factor and after an IVF & FET!!!

I cannot even believe I'm typing this all out right now because I am still in such SHOCK!!!! :O  I'll start with a little of my history first!
I'm 34 and hubby is 38. We started trying to get pregnant in 2005 and tried unsuccesfully for two years before we went to a fertility specialist who informed us that I have PCOS (which i figured, my periods were always irregular and heavy) and hubby has low sperm counts (low count, motility, and  morph). The doc said our chances of concieving naturally were like 5% a month MAYBE. We did two rounds of IUI one with Clomid, one with Gonal F inections and NOTHING. Finally we went all out and in 2007 had an IVF cycle. I ended up with 6 beautiful grade A blasts...two of which we put in and on the first cycle I got pregnant with my son! In 2009 we tried for our second and did a frozen transfer from the same blasts we had leftover and I got pregnant with my second son.

Hubby and I decided to hang on to the other blasts leftover in case we wanted a third because I REALLY want my little gir. Well, the problem is its super expensive and no guarantee i'd have a girl etc. Also we are getting older and hubby is afraid it would be just too expensive to raise three kids etc.

Fast forward to this month. Hubby and I havent been *trying* but havent been *preventing* either...especially with both our issues. My doctor a few months ago at a routine GYN appt put me on Metaformin for my PCOS. She wanted to try it out and see if it helped my particular PCOS becuase I had been complaining about  my cycle being completely nuts. She told me it took a few months for it to start fully working and to "be careful" if we baby-dance because I *may* become pregnant. I of course, laughed at her considering all we had been thru to try to conceive naturally and failed. Oh baby was I in for a surprise! :D

This past month on the 29th of October (Saturday morning at 6am) hubby decides to get fresh and we baby dance. I think nothing of this as I had EWCM a day or two before and figure if I WAS fertile it was over. I was on day 14 of a 30-31 day cycle. On Monday the 31st of October very early that morning I feel crampy. Twingy, crampies like period cramps (this was at like 1am that moring when i went to bed) and i took advil to help me sleep. That day on the 31st I was at my doc and asked what ovulation felt like LOL! She told me i may have. So now I'm nervous of course, but not expecting anything. The week goes by fine and then I start to notice strange things: (assuming I ovulated on the 31st that Monday)

DPO 1- 5 I feel nothing. Nada. I'm  not looking for anything anyway so I wasnt really noticing.
7 DPO Its football Sunday and I have friends over. I'm REALLY feeling hot spicy foods. I eat jalapeno poppers and I NEVER eat them. I also had hot wing sauce and spicy ribs that I made for dinner and it's all tasty tasty. At one poin I'm wearing my regular bra and note that the girls are falling out a bit. They seem extra big and I even say to my husband that my boobs arent cooperating and keep falling out of my bra that day.
8DPO Still feeling fuller breasts, I note to my friend that I'm starting to feel pinchy, scratchy, scrapey feelings in my uterus like someone is scraping a knife from the inside. I go to my zumba class that night and feel crampy
9DPO I wake up that morning and just for kicks decide to take a Dollar Tree test. I totally forget to use FMU and use the bathroom first thing, but then catch myself and manage a few FMU drops of pee. LOL I do notice too that my pee smells funny, almost pungent like sausages LMFAO! Sooo I put the test aside and go about my business for 5 minutes or so. I casually pick up the test expecting NOTHING (as usual) and instead I see a FAINT line! And not the kind of line I have to like tilt into the sunlight or hold up to a bulb...I can see it from arms length. Im in SHOCK and in DENIAL becuase this has NEVER happened to me...i mean, a positive without already having prior knowledge there may be one. I take a second test a few hours later and BOOM another faint positive. I go in to my doctor and get bloodwork. She tells me the pee test i took at her office came out  negative but I show her my tests and she believes me.
10DPO I get my HCG blood test results back from the doctor and its a 5. Its  low, but she wants me back on that Friday (would be 12DPO) for another HCG.
I'm feeling crampy at this point and full boobs. I'm also starting to smell
things really intensely!!!


I just got my BFP this morning (6dp5dt) after our first round of IVF/ICSI!

Out of 21 eggs retrieved, 20 of them were mature and 15 fertilized. We transferred two perfect blasts on day 5 and froze an additional 8 blasts between day 5 and 6. Below are the symptoms that I've had.

0dp5dt-I've had sore bb's since my transfer day
2dp5dt-Cramping that was exactly like AF cramps that lasted for ~4hrs
4dp5dt-Acid reflux on and off, nipples look like they are changing color (very dark)
5dp5dt-Acid reflux on and off, nipples definitely a lot darker, husband remarks on how big my bb's look, hpt=BFN
6dp5dt-Acid reflux on and off, nipples definitely a lot darker and bb's feel much bigger, hpt=BFP!!!! The second line was pretty light, but definitely there!

BFP with first IVF Cycle!

So I after time and time of coming back here during my TWW, I can finally add to it!
Got a BFP 9 days post 5 day transfer, POS with Clear Blue Digital. I did 1 embryo fresh 5 day transfer.

So becuase of the nature of IVF Ovulation is counted on the day they take your eggs. So I got got my positive 13PO

My symptoms started 9 days PO just dizzy, peeing alot sore BBs
day 10- more of the same plus little cramps and sore back
day 11- more of the same, labia sore (possibly progesterone sup)
day 12- really tired bb's less sore, emotional (not me usually) Cramps are more often
day 13. Cramps, Tried (had to take a luch time nap), Worred AF was coming so I POS and got a BFP
Day 14- Got BFP and Beta of 57 slight nausea Very tired
Day 16- Beta #2 197 Cramps are a little worse today..

Good luck to all you ladies TTC out there! Sticky Vibes and Baby Dust to you all.

1st BFP with FET 3 years ttc

Many times have I looked at this site trying to match up my symptoms with a possible BFP, so now after 3 years ttc I can contribute my experience. Don't give up hope when adversity is staring you in the face!

I had a FET with 2 x grade 2 3d embryos.

3dpo / day of transfer: came home and fell asleep, woke feeling calm and happy. A little spotting and mild cramps.
4dpo - 7dpo: relaxed, tired, slept as much as I could, had mild cramps and twinges. A bit emotional.
8dpo: back to work, walked dog in evening. A few spots break-out on face.
9dpo: No real symptoms,
10dpo: Bloated in afternoon.
11dpo: Bloated in afternoon.
12dpo: irritable and sensitive skin.
13dpo: weird symptom, itchy area of scalp on the left side and behind ear (carried on for days)! boobs sore in evening
14dpo: boobs sore all day. Tired in the evening. Hungry before bed. Dry sense in mouth very often like can't get enough to drink. Wake early hours to pee.
15dpo: boobs sore all day. Hungry around 11am, quickly grows to brief wave of nausea. Thirsty esp in evening. Wake early hours to pee. Think I know I'm pregnant.
16dpo: same as above, heartburn in the evening. BFP 10pm!
17dpo: BFP! Boobs increasingly sore, have same hunger/nausea about 11.30am.
Called clinic to arrange scan in 3 weeks - fingers crossed all is well!

I used acupuncture before ET and listed to meditation CDs every day to relax. Drank pineapple juice to aid implantation and ginger tea to promote blood flow. Who knows what worked this time - I must say I was more relaxed, perhaps with less expectations.

Keep going everyone :) xxxxxxx

BFP with first IVF

I just got my BFP yesterday and wanted to share my symptoms.
When I was looking through your site (which is awesome) there were only a few IVF stories, so I wanted to add to it.

My story is this:
This was my first attempt at IVF after learning that I had a bi-cornial uterus about a year ago and that the eggs weren't reaching the the tubes/uterus every month.
I did a 5 day grow with a freeze in between (as opposed to a fresh cycle).

Funny story was on Tuesday, 8 DPT, I decided to take a test that night, I told myself I wouldn't count it because it was night, it was early and my tests were expired from when I was trying naturally, So I peed on a stick and it was instant positive, BUT - when I checked the box I had accidently used an Ovulation stick!!! (when you read below you'll see that air-head is listed as a symptom - this is an example). But then I was curious why it had been positive since it tests LH not HCG. I went to and read that LH and HCG are almost identical hormones and that actually an ovulation test will read positive for both ovulation AND pregnancy, tho obviously its recommended to use them for their own purpose. This gave me hope, so the next morning I took the correct test (9 DPT) and it was positive. Granted the test was expired so I just used it as a hint and waited for my blood test. It was funny that I accidently grabbed the wrong pee stick that ended up leading me to my BFP!

I was implanted on Monday 6/2 - I will count 6/3 as 1DPT

1DPT - nothing

2 DPT - nothing really, just noticed that when I needed to eat nothing really sounded good. I ended up eating and it had a funny sour taste. I would normally think that's too early to feel anything, but these symptoms ended up persisting

3DPT - Back at work. NOTHING sound good to eat. I thought food aversions was if pickles sounded gross or something, but in this case I couldn't find anything I wanted to eat, but I had to eat because I also had this pit of emptiness in my belly, almost burning it felt so empty. (also note that I could have the flu and still be hungry or want to eat, food aversion has never been a normal issue, ever.)

4DPT - still having food aversion, pit of emptiness every four hours, food tasted sour like pickles were in it, my DH thought I was crazy, starting to feel pretty tired. I think this was the night too, that I started having RLS wake me up at night, restless leg syndrome. Normally I only get that when I take some cold medicine or something, but this would be the beginning of 6 straight nights of waking up to RLS, which is VERY unusual for me

5DPT - Food aversion, pit of emptiness, tired, and this was the day I thought it was ALL OVER. I had cramps and indigestion just like my period, and I only get that kind of indigestion with my period and I thought for sure it was coming. I talked to the nurse the next day and she told me it was normal, and didn't mean anything either way, those symptoms ended up going away. then that night again, RLS

6DPT - still had some cramping but it subsided as the day went on, Food aversion, pit of emptiness, tired and starting to be a little air headed, out of it, felt a tinge in my left breast, which made me happy because I kept reading that as a symptom, but that never really developed into anything I would call a symptom, had RLS that night

7DPT - Food aversion, pit of emptiness, tired, air head, RLS that night

8DPT - nothing too strong today, just some food aversion, maybe a little pit of emptiness, RLS at night

9DPT - So tired I can see straight, food aversion, pit of emptiness, really air headed, RLS

10 DPT - feeling breasts hurt a little more, tired, airheaded, food aversion, pit of emptiness, NO RLS! (Yeay!) POSITIVE TEST FROM doc, HCG was 365

That's it! Thanks!

BFP with second IVF

I am 34 and this was my second IVF. My first one ten years ago resulted in a BFP (triplets) then I a had a total SURPRISE bfp in 2004. After TTC again on our own, we learned not only did I have PCOS, Endometriosis but also blocked tubes. DH's SA was ok by HMO guidelines but we ended up having "rescue" ICSI done as his count was really low the day of egg retrevial. He had his appendix removed two weeks prior and the fever and infection they believe lowered his count. Here are my symptoms

We had ER done on 11/23 and ET on 11/26. It took seven days from transfer before any symptoms other than cramps began. If I am calculating it correctly that would be 10dpo right?

10dpo-mild heartburn, gassy and no cravings for anything sweet or chocolately.

11dpo-Worse heartburn, like reflux in my throat and mouth, craving chips, doritos, cheetos, no desire for chocolate.

12dpo-took an answer got a def line in about 1 minute, very gassy, huge veins across my chest, bbs and even down my arms.

13dpo-tested w/answer and it was darker than day before. veins are getting more prominent and running through aereolas. brutal heartburn. co worker decribes me as looking bloated, just as she did the last time i had a bfp and she didnt know about the ivf.

14dpo-tested am and pm. am test darker but def bfp almost right away. called and asked for early beta, RE said no! will have beta at 18dpo.

15dpo-18dpo still no cravings for sweets, nauseated, veins are popping up across my chest, neck, arms, Dh says I look like a human road map. Peeing at night begins and like clockwork when pregnant, regular BM.

Beta at 18dpo=691
Beta at 20dpo=1897

U/S at 7 weeks showed one baby w/hb of 178.

BFP with twins (IVF#1)

After obsessing on my 2WW symptoms for almost 2 years and reading (and rereading) others’ 2WW symptoms in desperate hope for a BFP clue it is only fair that I to share my 2ww story. First let me start by saying I am now 10 weeks pregnant with twins. Yae! After about 10 months of TTC naturally I went to an infertility specialist on the recommendation of my OBGYN. I was told to wait a year but I went after 10 months because I was so anxious to conceive. For the following year my body became a science experiment. The cause of my infertility remains unknown. I did one unsuccessful round of chlomid with an IUI followed by an unsuccessful round of injections with an IUI (and suffered OHSS). After that I had a lap procedure which did not expose a cause of my infertility, just a tiny bit of endo which was removed. Immediately after the procedure I had a chemical pregnancy conceived naturally. The only pregnancy symptom was a delayed period and cramps. My HCG and progesterone numbers never went up so that explains that. I went through 2 more months of injections, one with an IUI. Before moving to IVF I took a 4 month break and TTC naturally. No luck, however I got lucky on my 1st IVF attempt and got my long awaited BFP 8dp5det. FYI-6 embys retrieved, 2 transferred, 4 frozen. I also had assisted hatching, acupuncture treatments & I meditated. I had no pregnancy symptoms other than the symptoms caused by the fertility drugs. Less than a week later I got symptoms including very tender boobs and cramps. The symptoms increased thereafter. But I got my BFP by POAS before any symptoms became apparent.

Good luck and baby dust to all!