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IVF #2 zero frosties BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have waited forever to make this post! I hope this helps someone waiting because I looked for symptoms and someone that went through what I did. After trying to conceive for 18 months we finally went to an RE and got some help. After 3 failed IUIs and one IVF cycle fail w/ no frosties, as a back up, finally IVF #2 worked. Unfortunately, we do not have any frozen for our next baby but I will happily go through it all again when we are ready for them. I'm so over the moon about my perfect little bean that is growing.

Me (34) DH (37) - low sperm count and we think maybe an egg/sperm issue. I had a low response to fertility meds and only produced 7 eggs each cycle and only this one embryo that I am currently pregnant with survived passed 5 days (13 didn't make it). What a survivor!!

3dt - transferred 2 average embryos. Only 4 & 5 cells (not looking good they want to see 8 cells by day 3)
1 to 9dp3dt - zero symptoms, I was a little sore still from the retrieval and had some soreness when peeing but that subsided each day
10dp3dt - morning of my 1st beta test, I decided to take an EPT test to know what to expect. Faint positive...I almost pass out!! Beta result is 87. BFP!!!
11dp3dt - I'm still nervous since my number was a little low. Slight pink streak...barely noticeable on my pad in the morning (nothing more). Took another EPT, positive and slightly darker...could this be true?
12dp3dt - Take First Response definite BFP (test line is still darker than the positive line). 2nd Beta 230 confirmed PREGNANT!!
14dp3dt - Take last First Response and line is same color as test! This will be my last pregnancy test!!
25dp3dt - first ultra sound confirms one healthy baby. 6 weeks and see tiny heartbeat...heaven!!

I have had zero symptoms. 6 weeks in and feel totally normal. No cramps, no spotting (expect that one morning, I'm sure it was IB). If I didn't see my little nugget with my own eyes yesterday, I would not have believed I'm pregnant. Only thing is I'm beyond hungry...I could eat a horse but that didn't happen until I was 5 weeks. So if you don't feel anything, don't count yourself out. I literally thought the night before my beta that I would never be a mother and was 100% convinced this cycle didn't work. I'm so glad I was wrong! I hope my story keeps at least one person's hopes up. IVF works and you don't always have morning sickness or symptoms!

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Stage IV Endo, BFP with 3rd IVF

I have never posted anything online but I realized how much this site brought me hope during some difficult times that I thought it would be selfish not to do the same for someone else. I’ve provided as much information as possible because I liked knowing the details but consequently this is a long post. To give a little bit of background, I am 33 years old and was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis when I was 30. At the time of my diagnosis, my father was dying of ALS, I had just gotten married, and I started experiencing abdominal pain (needless to say it was a high stress time which I believe exacerbated my endo). After testing and laproscopic surgery, endo was confirmed. As much endo tissue was removed as possible, my ovaries were put back in their proper position, and my tubes were cleared. At my 6-week follow-up with my surgeon, I expressed that I wanted to start a family (I had just gotten married) and he immediately sent in the fertility specialist at the hospital. I knew from previous research that endo can make conceiving difficult and I wanted to start the process as soon as possible. During that apt, the fertility specialist ordered another HSG just to confirm my fallopian tubes were still clear post-surgery, along with blood work to assess my ovarian egg reserve and whether I was ovulating or not. Turns out both tubes were clear at that point, my AMH (egg reserve) level was good (I can’t remember the number), and I was ovulating. We decided to do a round of IUI. Two follicles grew well and my husband’s sperm count was excellent. We were not successful. During the two week wait, I interviewed for a new job and was offered the position. Because I was starting a new job, I asked my specialist if I could wait three months before proceeding – she agreed. As the end of the three month mark approached, I called the case manager I was assigned and said that I had been experiencing some bad pain and thought another HSG should be performed before doing another round of IUI. Turns out both of my tubes were blocked. I live in Canada and our healthcare system allows for three paid rounds of IVF with bi-lateral blocked tubes and our insurance company paid for our medication. Two months later I stared my first round of IVF:
Day 1 of period started birth control pill
Day 18 of pill, went for ultrasound to ensure everything was calm with no cysts from using the pill. Brown spotting within a week of being on the pill until it was time for meds. Stopped pill that day and waited for my period
Day 3 of period stared 150 Puregon, 75 Menopur (did this for two days)
Added Femara 5mg on day 3 of injections to control the estradiol in my blood to help reduce the inflammation of endometriosis, along with Puregon and Menopur
Started Orgalutron 250 units on day 5 of stim meds to prevent ovulation
Used stim meds for 10 days. Injected Ovidrel on the night of day 10
18 eggs retrieved, 11 mature. ICSI used to inject sperm. Six eggs fertilized normally
Two embryos transferred on day 3, 1 six cells and 1 eight cells but not the greatest quality. None made it to freezing.
Prometrium, 600 mg vaginally
AF arrived on Day 13
BFN, Beta of 7 on day 16

After the first round was not successful, my specialist recommended that I go on Depot Lupron for a maximum of 6 months to calm the environment and stop the endometriosis from growing. We decided on five months and they were not easy but I knew it would be worth it (hot flashes, painful sex from lack of lubrication, and mental fog). We started our second round in October. My specialist added Omnitrope to the medication mix and switched out Puregon and Menopur for Luveris and Gonal F. Omnitrope was not covered by our insurance and cost ~$1,100. I also had a uterine scratch prior to my period starting. My embryo quality was much better this round and we made it to a Day 5 transfer with an advanced morula and an almost morula. However, once again, BFN, with no beta level detected:
Gonal F 200
Luveris 75
Omnitrope 3.33
Femara 2.5 mg starting on day 2 of injections until trigger shot
Orgalutran 250 starting on day 5 of stims
10 eggs retrieved, 7 injected by ICSI, 6 fertilized normally, none made it to freezing
AF showed on day 13
BFN, no beta
Prometrium, 600 mg vaginally

BFP!! 8dp5dt

This is my second attempt to post my BFP, the first time I tried was on the day after I got my first very faint positive on 8dp5dt when I started spotting.. I didnt do it then because I got terrified that I was actually having a CP as I already had one about 18 months ago... so i decided to wait a bit longer before I shared the news.

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4 years wait, 7 IUI and 2 FIV !!

I am so happy

Me and my husband are 32 years old. We live in Canada where the fertility treatments are free. We are lucky.

The first try I overreact because of the med. The transfert was cancelled. :-( and they froze all the blastocysts.
The second try, the first blastocyst died. But the second survived. But 11 days later the test was negative. Inthought I would never of my life become pregnant.
The third try was the good one. The blastocyst was a 'Bb' and it sticked!

I did not have ANY symptom. I only did a test in order to be responsible because I wanted to drink one Martini with my mother in law...
When I saw the line, I shaked for 30 minutes. I also screamed. The day after I had the blood test and it was positive.
It tooked me 2 weeks to believe it. I tried to be preg during 4 years and each month I did not have any symptom. This time too. Even now, at 7 weeks, no symptom exept bigger bigger boobs. My husband fing it funny they became big so fast.
It seems to be true that we have to never lose hope.
:-)
Good luck you all

bfp 7dp5dt fet

Hi. I tried to post this on the "Am I Pregnant" forum but was having trouble getting it published. I did my first FET this month and have been taking 6mg estrace and PIO injections every night. I have not been feeling any early symptoms. I decided to do a HPT because I was pretty sure I wasn't pregnant and didn't want to wait two more days to go first beta. surprisingly it came out positive but i am still in disbelief. Is there any possible way estrace or progesterone could have altered the results? I did not take an HCG trigger shot this cycle. I'm trying not to get too excited.

BFP 10dp5dt despite BFN the day before

- 2 years and a half ttc
- unexplained infertility
- 2nd IVF finally brought my BFP

From the day of my blastocyst transfer until 7 days past transfer I had the following symptoms:
That would be until 12 dpo I gather:
- bloated
- headache
- really sore breats especially around armpits
- dry skin
- I felt like my stomach was pulling
Then from 12 dpo:
Everything disappeared. Absolutely everything! But new ones appeared...
13 dpo: nausea, headache and brown spotting , AF cramps
14 dpo: BFN on clear blue digital. Headache, brown spotting , cramps
15 dpo: headache and positive blood test!!! I'm still spotting ...
16 dpo: brown spotting , headache , cramps.
I'm taking utrogestan and it can irritate the cervix. Hence the brown spotting.
My beta is quite low. I'm praying my little bean will stick!!!!

bfp 7dp5dt af pains

Hi have read these boards for past few years. Excited to share and maybe help

Quick history. 2 natural pregnancies. 2003 and 2010. 2nd one took 4 years of trying with us getting bfp just before being put on ivf waiting list.
I have blocked right tube and partially blocked left.

Had unsuccessful ivf in Dec.
2 frosties from that. Had both (day 5 blastocysts) transferred 23/7.

1dp5dt cramping, lower back pain. Lay in bed most of day
2dp5dt same as above
3dp5dt cramping headache. Af type pains
4dp5dt cramping eased.
5dp5dt extreme lower back pain that made me get in bed. (Maybe implantation )
6dp5dt cramping back ache eased again
7dp5dt gave in and poas. Positive! !! Decent line on test with pm urine.
8dp5dt -11dp5dt mild cramps. Some nausea and mildly sore boobs. Getting more tired by the day.
Poas every day since. Has got stronger.

Definitely had a lot af style pain so don't rule yourself out ladies. I did spend a lot of time on Google first few days. ...not a good idea but we all do it !!

Fingers crossed to all! !

Implantation?

So this cycle been of the scale from my normal typical cycle..
It started when I gave in to taken a test way to early slight edge to just it and really shouldn't have but funny enuff it can up positive thay was on a gess around 8dpo... Since the I had crazy symptoms my boobs feeling sick and around 12 dpo my left boob was killing me and twinge sqeezing like cramps on left side on and off for one day. I was priity sure this month was it I hat utrla gut instincts... My period are normally 23-26 day cycle only on cycle 3 since having inplant out for 6 years... So on Friday would of maid me (guessing) 15 dpo was CD 23 was no sign AF normal I have back cramps night b4 so send my bf wilkos in morning for test b4 I took it I Chen my cm and there was blood on my finger I was probber gutted as really thou heart in heart I was pregneat.. So just get used to my period starting.was quite light put snuff for a pad And then satday (day after I notice it stopped half way and had brown spotty discharge instead.. So now I question implantation or too heaving what goin on. Did a pt clear blue on Sunday night no visable like maybe a fair but just jeep thinking hanging on to straws.. I have doctor app Wednesday anyway was gnna takeanouther test then see what what mention to her. Storage other way right k

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Finally - after 3 years!!

After 3+ long years, I couldn't believe it when I saw "pregnant" on my Clearblue stick yesterday. I got my blood work done in the morning, but it was taking the doctor too long to call me. At lunch I bought my own test :-)!!!

First, let me say I had my doubts because not only have we failed at IVF twice (four times if you include two cancellations), but I only had a Day-5 morula, rather than a blastocyst on the day of transfer. Three doctors gave me little hope. Now, I'm so happy to report my BFP was received yesterday - both from my HPT and Beta (182).

During the TWW, here's what I felt:
- 3dp5dt - period-like cramping (lower abdomen and lower back) for 3-5 days
- extreme thirst
- 30 seconds of nausea, only once
- extreme tiredness (like in my bones)

Two days before before my pregnancy test, the symptoms just went away.

Wishing you all the best!!

BFP on 1st IVF ICSI Round

Me: 28, no known infertility factors after every test/procedure under the the sun including HSG & Lap. Textbook 28-30 day cycles ovulating on days 14-17 every month. Never been pregnant.
DH: 33, MF. Low sperm count (highest count out of at least 15 tests was 4mil) low morph & motility. Had vericocele repair 2 years ago, did not improve count or quality.

TTC for 3.5 years, 5 failed medicated IUI's.

Started IVF prep by taking BC pills for six longggg weeks spotting dark brown the whole time. Every. Single. Day. Started injections with Lupron first, then introduced Gonal-F and Menopur. I've been going to acupuncture faithfully for 1.5 years.

Day before retrieval: acupuncture

Day of retrieval: 16 eggs retrieved, 3 ended up not being mature enough. ICSI'd the remaining 13. DH's fresh sample was not of great quality (coagulated) but they were able to find 13 good swimmers to use :)

Next day: got the call that 6 had fertilized overnight--about half which they said is normal.

Day of 5dt: only one embryo made it to day 5, but it was a perfect grade AA and the doc commented "your uterine lining is gorgeous". Watched the embryo transfer on the monitor and became very emotional. Went to acupuncture later that afternoon.
1dp5dt- Started on progesterone suppositories, AM & PM. No symptoms except some dull cramping at night when I rolled over onto my stomach to go to sleep.
2dp5dt-5dp5dt- very sore nipples. Increased appetite, backache, tired. Completely drained by 3pm, took naps after work which I typically do not and still went to bed early. Light cramping daily, esp. when moving around and after getting from laying down or sitting for periods of time. This always happens to me when AF is coming, but I remained cautiously optimistic because the cramping was quick and not as intense. Getting up throughout the night to pee which also never happens.
6dp5dt-Blood work scheduled for the next day to confirm or deny. Decided to take an internet cheapie as DH and I didn't want to "find out" if yes, on a phone call in the parking lot at work (we work together). There it was- a faint second line! I double checked to make sure it was a pregnancy test and not an ovulation test. DH and I cried together, had to convince him a faint line is still a line!
7dp5dt- took another test with FMU, darker second line! Ecstatic. Blood work confirmed, BETA 48. Still hungry, tired, crampy , backache and sore nipples. Not peeing as much anymore, sleeping through the night without having to go.
8dp5dt-woke up with a headache, went away after a shower and something to eat. Hungry, tired, crampy and sore nips.
9dp5dt- took another test with FMU, I get so much satisfaction seeing those two lines pop up! Nipple soreness completely gone. BETA 123. Acupuncture.
10dp5dt- woke up with headache, sporadic cramping throughout the day. Backache.
11dp5dt-BETA 496. Light cramping.
12dp5dt- went out on our boat like every other Saturday, in a Sandbar which is party central. Took a nap in the cabin in the middle of it all, can't stay awake! Crampy. Had light light brown spotting which worried me at first, did my research and calmed down. Seems normal as long as it's not bright red.
13dp5dt- BETA 824. Light cramping. Small amount of light brown spotting again.
14dp5td- same symptoms.
15dp5dt-(today) BETA 2,057! woke up with headache, nipples sore again. Biggest symptom is tiredness.

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