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BPF at 40 1st IVF

Hello All, I just wanted to share my good news with you, because I have been glued to your stories to keep myself sane through my 2ww. Big Thanks! I got married 2 years ago and began trying, was refered to fertility ctr after 6 months and then had a few months on clomid, and then 3 IUI using clomid which were negative. -at the start I felt mad at my husband and myself for not trying during our 5 year engagement, he felt like I was going a bit crazy and I was sometimes mad at him for not understanding all my weeping when my period showed up- On to IVF. We said it would be one time only, because of the cost 10,000CAD and the toll on our relationship. We had 13 mature eggs retrieved 10 fertilized and 3 make it to day 5 blast - 2 "good" 1 "ok". Since they didn't feel that the 3rd would make it through freezing they transferred all 3. I was upset because I wanted 2 kids and some frosties. The 2ww wait was so frustrating, I had some cramps early on and sore breasts (but I had this with progesterone for IUI too) and a minor breakout, but I've been eating sugar and chocolate - stress eating the whole time. Today I had my beta test 14 days after transfer and it is 1281 a BFP! Hang in there ladies. Hugs and Hi Fives!

2wwand BFP

Hi, I am 37 yrs old and wanted to share my BFP story. This was our second cycle. We started in March 15, did our cycle 1st cycle in June 15 and thereafter our second cycle in August 15. I am sharing my story to let you know there is nothing to worry if any of you go through any of these: 1) 2 hours after my embryo transfer, I had to visit the loo. I was feeling constipated and the amount of pressure I had to use was not funny. It was really really bad. Ditto on Day 2. So, not to worry. 3) On the 9th day I went window shopping. I actually tripped and fell down one step. It was a proper fall. I was so paranoid. I called the Dr who sounded concerned and told me to let her know if there was any bleeding. The drive back to my home was my longest one ever. when I reached home I was relieved but a quick tissue dab revealed blood and I was heartbroken. The Dr prescribed a medication for three days. On googling the medicine, Etasyl I formed the impression it was to ease heavy flow of menstrual bleeding and was very sure I lost the baby. I cried my heart out. Infact I was so sure that I waited it out till hubby returned from a work trip and got myself tested on Day 18. It turned out to be a BFP!! So all of you out there, do not worry if: 1) if you have cried a lot or been depressed during your 2ww 2) if you meet with a minor accident 3) if you need to exert a lot of pressure while using the washroom or if you are constipated (my Dr told me they are two entirely different mechanisms) The other things I worried about but anyway did were: 1) I took no bed rest. My Dr didn't advise it. I was up and about on the same day. I rested on the bed where the procedure was performed for approx 20 mins. Thereafter walked down one flight of stairs, went GE which was a good 40 mins drive with the traffic (I wasn't driving, in fact Dr advised to avoid driving long distances during the 2WW). Once home, I slept for a couple of hours, and then it was just a normal day. 2) I went for a movie on Day 2. Went for Mission Inpossible V in IMAX on Day 5. Was worried about the impact of the sound & action. 3) I ate leftovers 4) I ate in restaurants 5) I didn't sleep too well. Woke up almost every night around 3 am and stayed up for an hour or two. 6) Webt for a slow 30 minute walk almost every evening. 7) Spent 2-2.5 hours in the mall at a stretch. The things I did so were. 1) Stopped my daily Nespresso shot. Instead had 2 huge cups of white or green tea in the morning and a mug of premixed milk powder, coffee and sugar in the evening. 2) I did not eat any icecream or drink anything too cold. No carbonated drinks. 3) Wore socks to keep my feet warm. 4) tried to stay in fresh air with windows opening house all day long. Tried to take deep breaths. Also I had virtually no symptoms during the 2WW, except for fatigue after walking around in the malls. I also started having a slightwhite discharge around Day 11. My big learning from this experience has been: The outcome of a BFP is 95% plus controlled by the quality of the embryos. There is precious little one can do or not do. Of course the no brainer rules like no smoking, alcohol or excessive caffeine need to be kept in mind. But other than that, the best thing to do is probably to go about your everyday routine during the 2WW. Good luck to all of you out there. Muah!!

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. Background... Me (39 going on 40 next month) DH (41) I have a wonderful daughter (11yrs) from previous marriage, got pregnant by accident and thought it was extremely easy to get pregnant... life has a way of showing you the truth! After remarrying started ttc right away as I had just turned 36 and wanted to have my kids not that far apart... again life showing me the reality of how thing work!!! We tried for 1.5 years and nothing, OBY-GYN send us to fertility specialist... how dare he??? I'm so healthy and fertile!! punch in face number one, You have your uterus covered in polyps, cannot hold a pregnancy with uterus like that you need to get a hysteroscopy. :-S Afterwards doctor recommended at list to try IUI, but he recommends IVF because of my age... again I was in disbelief! I'm healthy, I exercise, eat properly, age with grandma!!@#$$@! so we tried non assisted IUI... BFN of course! I was an idiot and doing IVF made me feel sick and wasn't! so we only did the one IUI and since it didnt work I thought that's fine, because they couldn't find anything wrong with us, except the polyps and they removed them... Sure enough 2 months later I was late :-D I always have been a swiss clock when it comes to AF... so I tested the they after I missed my period and got a faint BFP!!! In your face fertility doctors!!! I'm pregnant as I knew I would be! made my appointment with my regular OBY-GYN for the following week... and just 5 days after my " good news" I started bleeding... of course panic and called the doctor to go in early... when I arrived the spotting was not as light as early in the morning and the nurse made sure she pointed that out, as if I couldn't see the freaking pee cup all tinted with blood and my heart falling into pieces....:-( The doctor said we dont even get a positive on the urine test are you sure you got a positive... i was really frustrated with that doctor's office because of their lack of empathy!!!! basically the next days was full blown period that lasted 7 days! so i'm pretty sure there was something in there that just didnt stick. I decided ( my DH had no choice) that we would continue trying naturally and if by 39 we didnt get pregnant, we would visit the fertility doctors again They received us with the same positive attitude as usual, now I said I want IVF right away! doctor was on board but warned me about the insurance, and not to get frustrated... of course that didnt happened I got frustrated when my insurance had a maximum life expense and requires that you do at least 3 IUIs before you move to IVF, now 2 years after the first time I saw them my AMH was lower than expected for my age... so basically chances getting smaller and silly insurance have the same requirements regardless of your values. the only good nes is that they counted the IUI we had 2 years ago as the first one. Ready for IUI #2, pop me with drugs and get me ready to be pregnant!!! :) oops we can't, you now have cysts in your ovaries, that are producing hormones, and we cannot give more because we risk making them bigger... you need to be on bcp :-( :-( 2 cycles came and go until finally those things started to go away. Now ready and on Clomid, only one follicle with the right measurments... good sperm count... now 2ww... my boobs were so sore that anything touch them and I felt like they were going to break... hopes getting high I'm having symptoms! result: BFN. Ok, now IUI#3, same drill, BFN... but finally we are ready to go for IVF, right? well no, because after the IUI one of follicles still there and is now cyst almost 35mm big... so you have to take bcp again! One week on bcp, cyst still there and getting stronger!! I hate you cyst!!! doctor put me on double bcp per day, i was definitevely feeling the hormone crazyness... but finally after full cycle on double dosis the cyst stopped producing hormones, but was still there same size, but my doctor, says it's ok we can go ahead and start you on your IVF meds. My cycle was a little aggressive, I had to take 3 vials of Menopur + 325 units of Follistim and Omnitrope 5ml per day, after a few days values still low for the amount of drugs so I was bumped to 4 vials of menopur and 375 of follistim, kept Omnitrope the same. Stims lasted 15 days!!! after breaking the bank to pay for all this drugs, my insurance called t say that I have exhausted my limit and now everything is out pf pocket. You know relaxing times... Finally we start seeing progress and i produced about 11 follicles, however about 4-5 were below 15mm... a couple were already 25mm so by day 15 we were done and now get ready for retrieval.
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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! !


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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