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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

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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.

Secondary infertility - BFP after 2 years by IVF !!

I conceived DS naturally 8 years ago after 2 months of trying. I never imagine having difficulty with conceiving the second time around. After 1 year of trying, I decided to visit an RE where I found out my DH had morphology issue (2%). The RE prescribed vitamins to improve sperm quality and suggested for him to quit smoking. Couple of months of BFNs later, I decided on IUI. After two failed IUIs within a span of 6 months, my DH pushed for me to go for IVF. I agreed to pursue IVF just after turning 35 years old. I had a short protocol with low dosage. Other than frequent visits to the RE, the IVF process was relatively easy for me. I couldn't do a fresh transfer hence I had 8 embryos frozen 3 days after egg retrieval. Two cycles later, I had a natural frozen embryo transfer with 2 embryos as I do ovulate regularly. No bed rest after transfer but I took time off from work and took it easy for 3 days. 12 days post 3 day transfer I got my BFP. I didn't test earlier than that as my RE advised against it. I am now cautiously happy but relieved that I am able to get pregnant at least. I am now 7 weeks along and haven't gone to see my RE for a scan. I will know soon if I am carrying a singleton or otherwise. Don't lose hope even though the journey seems long and bleak. Cry when you need to but pick yourself up and keep moving forward. xx

Don't give up... There is always hope!

I have stalked the stories on this board for many years and am now thrilled that we can share our story! A little bit of background... We began our journey 4 years ago. After a year of no luck we were referred to a fertility specialist. We went through 5 OI (ovulation induction) cycles... All negative. All tests to date were normal (hubby had sperm which got a gold star from the specialist.. Hehe)! We were given the option of a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis or begin IVF. I had no symptoms of endo other than up to a week of spotting before each of my periods. We decided on IVF. The following IVF and FET (single 3 day and then 5 day embies) were negative. We then decided it was time for the laparoscopy... I was dreading it! Op went really well, turns out I had stage 2 moderate endo, which would have been causing problems with implantation. Next IVF round was 5 months later, new doc (due to moving cities), new tests (I had speckled ana levels), new protocol (clexane) and new hope. We put back a very good looking AA day 5 blasto and 8 days past transfer (8dp5dt) I had a squinty BFP... The first time in my life! Confirmed by several pee sticks later and then blood tests. Symptoms: Not many unfortunately... Boobs felt a little sore but nothing else. Best of luck to all the hopeful mums to be out there... I 100% understand the frustration and disappointment each BFN can bring. If you can check for endo or natural killer cells ... Do! Don't be afraid of a laparoscopy.... Just make sure you rest lots and have heat packs at hand for the recovery! Most importantly, don't be afraid to speak to people about your journey... It does help! Love and baby dust to every single one of you x

BFP Symptoms after FET 5 day blast

I can't believe I am finally able to share my story after reading so many of all of yours on here! After two years of TTC, 4 IUIs, 3 IVFs, and 3 hysteroscopies with biopsy/ERA procedures, we finally got our BFP this morning :-). Our FET was on May 26th and here were basic symptoms in the days after. We transferred our only two frozen embryos. I am 29 and my husband is 31. We had male factor as well as ERA (endometrial receptivity array). Day of Transfer: Tired but can't fall asleep. Laid in bed most of day. 1 DPT: light nausea in mid morning, body achy/tired in evening 2 DPT: Woke up at 3:30am and couldn't go back to sleep. Twinges in left side, period-like cramping at 7:30am, lightheaded during the day. Very vivid dreams. 3 DPT: Twinge cramps and bloating at 6am. Headache 7:45am. Cramping and headache again at night. Vivid dreams again. 4 DPT: Bloated, heavy breasts, slight breast soreness. slight burn in throat, excess saliva, mild nausea after eating. Extremely tired. Lump in throat after eating. Vivid dreams about being pregnant/delivering at the hospital. 5 DPT: Fuzzy feeling in throat when lying down. 6 DPT: Slight temp drop. Slight sore throat, bloating, light twinges right side. Fatigue and irritability. Sore heavy breasts. 7 DPT: Temp back up. Twinges left and right at 3:30am. Exhausted after work, heavy breasts. 8 DTP: sore breasts, metallic taste in mouth early AM. Ok dx day (no symptoms). 9 DPT: Sore boobs, night cramps and fuzzy feeling in pelvis. Tiniest bit of spotting mid day. 10 DPT: Sore breasts, light nausea on empty stomach, light twinges and cramping when lying down. 11 DPT: Positive hpt!!! Sore breasts. Nausea on empty stomach. Twinges and PMS bloating. Craving toast. 12 DPT: woke up at 3:30 am and can't go back to sleep until 5am. Light nausea on empty stomach. Heavy sore breasts. Moments of metallic taste in mouth but very brief. Twinges and pms bloating. Exhausted. Craving toast/bread. 13 DPT: Beta test positive at 64.7!!!

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