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BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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BFP for Baby #3!

THINGS I DID:
-Had sex every other day during fertile week, and then two days in a row once I got a positive OPK
-Used Preseed starting with my first OPK
-“Doggy style” position for DTD
-Laid in bed with hips elevated for 30 minutes after DTDs
-Started going to bed about an hour earlier each night (I wasn’t thinking about TTC, but that extra rest may have helped after all)

SYMPTOMS:
1-4 DPO: Nothing noteworthy

5DPO: HUGE dip in my temperature—went just under the coverline on my chart. Several hours later, I felt twinges in the center of my uterus (assuming implantation)

6DPO: Temp soars back up to its highest reading yet. All day I felt light twinges and pin prick pains all over uterus. I felt little faint 1 second pinches on my right ovary off and on all day. Breasts started to feel sensitive and heavy. I usually start feeling pessimistic by now, but I just had a feeling this was it. Also, my anxiety and emotions are going haywire!

7DPO: Temp still very high. Had a dream last night that we found out my youngest wasn’t actually our baby and had to give her back. Crazy and emotional! Still feeling light pinching over my right ovary. I way too much time at work googling my symptoms, especially the pinching ovary thing, and was excited to learn that it was indeed a pregnancy symptom for many.

8DPO: Temp still high. I slept in a while after temping (Saturday morning), and woke up about to burst to pee. I remembered I still had one dollar general test stashed in the cabinet, so I decided to test just for fun since it was obviously too early. I FULLY expected a negative test, but a line popped up immediately! Light, but very clear to the eye without squinting. This is my 4th pregnancy (two daughters and one mc), and I usually can’t get even a faint positive until 11 days past ovulation. Waiting for my husband to get home with an FRER and a handful of dollar tests to confirm, but I know what I’m looking at. Symptoms are continuing and stronger today.

NOTE: Fertility Friend says I ovulated on cycle day 19, but I’m almost positive I actually O’d on the 18th—just very late in the day. I am writing my symptoms based on the FF DPO, but it could have been one day later for each.

Good luck everyone! Prayers for more BFPs and sticky babies for us all! :)

To my PCOS friends - there's hope for natural pregnancy!

Never thought I would have a BFP story like this one but god works in mysterious ways:
My son is 6 months old, it took us 5 cycles of fertility treatments to concieve (4 on clomid, and 1 successful cycle on gonal-f).
Had a mild case of PCOS (mild, as I wasn't overweight, with oily/zitty skin or other common PCOS symtpoms, but my hormones were just not working - I would get a period once in a blue moon and even then it felt like I got it only because my utures got sick of holding on to all the blood...)
So after my son's birth I didn't prevent as I thought I was 'gifted' with natural birth-control...
My last period was 4 months ago, I've tested twice after about two months and got a BFN, decided my body was back to its not-ovulating self and carried on as usual.
The last two weeks I had a constant nausea that felt exactly like the morning sickness from my previous pregnancy.
Husband refused buying another test and I agreed with his reasoning - we had no reason to believe I ovulated...
Yesterday I've had enough and told him to get me one just so I could rule out pregnancy and see what this nausea it all about.
Was in utter shock when the two lines appeared instantly!
Went to the doctor's office - turns out I'm 7 weeks pregnant...
I never looked for symptoms as I wasn't expecting it at all so have nothing to share with you ladies,
just a hopeful message that sometimes the problems goes away by itself...
(We already had a fertility doctor's appointment scheduled for the next week as we were ready to start trying again but like I said - god works in mysterious way).

If you're here waiting for your BFP and encouraging yourself with success stories - hope you'd get it as soon as possible!

5+ years ttc with PCOS BFP+++Conceived naturally with diet change!

This will be long so if you just want symptoms DPO then scroll down to the bottom. I wrote this for my PCOS lady's because i want us all to cure are PCOS, and I have found out how. Cleared my skin, lessen excess hair, regulated periods, induced ovulation, and weight loss all without medication, or supplements.

I have PCOS, and I was not ovulating on my own. I did not want to take metformin and clomid. After a lot of research I found that pcos is caused by insulin resistance, which is in turn is caused by too much sugar, and carbohydrates in the diet. Which is why metformin helps women conceive by increasing insulin sensitivity, which allows your hormones to normalize.

On 12/05/15 I started the Ketogenic Diet. It is Low carb, high fat, moderate protein. Basically all you eat is Veggies, meat, and small amounts of dairy, and nuts. No sugar, no grains, no starchy, veggies, no fruit!

At the same time i tracked my calories on an app so as to not go over 2000 cals a day. So far i have lost 40lbs, but this was not my goal pregnacy was.

with in 2 weeks of starting this diet, i got my period for the first time in 6 months. I then had 3 consecutive 28 day cycles, but i do not believe i was ovulating because i had no fertile cm, negative opks, and light bleeding for my period.

In MAY 2016 i got my first positive OPKS, EWCM, ovulation pains, followed by heavy, crampy 6 day period. Yay!!! I'm ovulatating! bfn cycles, but progress :)

My cycles where i actually ovulated became longer 39 dayish cycles. I feel if I ate too many carbs, my ovulation would delay.

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Well this cycle, was a long one. I ovulated on the fourth of July Cycle day 26. positive opks, 8 days of ewcm, lots of right sided cramps the 3rd, and 4th.

1DPO: Sore Nipples, and fronts of breast, no side breast pain. Had this the whole TTW

2DPO: Sore breasts

3DPO: right ovary cramping, sore breasts

4DPO:sore breasts

5DPO: Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 2 hours, sore breasts

7DPO: gas bubbles in tummy, Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 2 hours, sore breasts

8DPO: more gas bubbles, but no gas, Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 1 hour, sore breasts -BFN WONDFO

9DPO: diarrhea in morning,Tired, occasional light cramps, almost like I'm imagining them. like uterine contractions after an orgasm. sore breasts -BFN WONDFO

10DPO:diarrhea in morning, light cramps only when i standup. I would stand up, walk a few feet and would be hit with cramps in the center of my uterus, would last 5 seconds or so, and i would not cramp again until i sat, and then stood up again. Sore Breasts -BFN WONDFO

11DPO:diarrhea in morning, Same cramps but getting stronger and more uncomfortable. sore breasts -BFN WONDFO almost think i see something, but toss it.

12DPO: Same intense cramps. consitpation, tested with FMU saw a line so light, i thought it was an evap, i couldn't capture it in a picture. but it made my wonder. Tested on another WONDFO in afternoon on 4 hour hold very Faint BFP, but i see color! dip Frer in same urine Sample and a faint pink line there as well!!!
13DPO: same cramps, but random, not just when i stand. Boobs are not as sore. slight nausea. Positive Clear blue digital!!! 3 weeks 6 days pregnant!
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I account my pregnancy 100% to the ketogenic diet, if i do not count my carbs, and my calories i do not ovulate. It took me 7 months from starting this diet to convenience after 5 years of nothing. If you have PCOS try it, you will see vast improvements. I pray this bean is a sticky one! Baby dust to all!!!

BFP 10 DPO 9 Months TTC

Finally after 9 Months TTC I have gotten my BFP!!!!

Hubby and I are 27 & 26 respectively. We have been actively trying since we were married last year.
Here's what we did differently this month:

- I got a new job and was quite stressed.
- We went on vacation the week before my new job starts (I was supposed to ovulate on vacation and I DID NOT! I ovulated late)
- I kept drinking coffee/wine whenever I wanted (obviously up until BFP)
- NOTHING ELSE!

My husband and I have tried every trick in the book: Pre-Seed, the StorkOTC, Mucinex, special diets, fertility tea, no caffeine, no wine, ovulation kits, legs in the air after sex... everything. You name it, we have done it.

This month, we assumed I would ovulate right at the end of our vacation so we made sure to BD lots right near then. I didn't bring my thermometer on vacation so I had no clue whether or not I truly ovulated as this was the only tracking I was doing. When we got back, I started temping again. Then, a week AFTER I was suppose to ovulate I had a major temp dip into the mid 96s which is classic ovulation temp dip for me. Hubby and I BD that morning before work (I don't lie in bed after, but rather, get up and work out for an hour!) Now, here we are 10 days later with a BFP!!!

DPO:
1-4: Nothing out of the ordinary

5: A rather significant temp dip (thinking this was implantation dip)

6: Bad Headache all Day.. took Advil in the am and pm

7: Wake up to a nose bleed and high temps. Typical PMS symptoms of sore boobs and back ache set in. Also Dizzy, Exhausted, Cramps on and off all day and night, and the weirdest one: FREEEEEEZING cold feet (literally wore wool socks all day AND slippers and my feet were still Freezing cold).

8: Nose bleed again in the morning. Backache, bloating, sore boobs. Went to a wedding and had to leave early because I felt nauseous.

9: Nose bleed again, backache, bloating, sore nipples only now, cramps, severe fatigue, thirsty more than normal and EXTREMELY grumpy/moody

10: BFP with FMU then held until 1pm and ANOTHER BFP. Temps keep spiking up vs prior mornings. Also stuffy/runny nose and sneezing has now started and it is CONSTANT.

Hubby came home for lunch today and I surprised him with the Positive Test through a scavenger hunt around the house :) We are both over the moon excited and hope this little one sticks!

Good luck to everyone trying and don't give up hope it will happen when it is meant to happen!

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BFP 11 DPO

About me:
I'm 27 years old and had been on birth control since 19 (Mirena for 4 years, the pill for 4 years). I came off the pill in November 2015. I started "trying" in January of this year and just so happened to ovulate 2+ weeks late and had a 50 day cycle during which I took about a billion urine tests AND a blood test and wasn't pregnant. After that I had very regular cycles (30-31 days) and always have strong right sided pain during ovulation which CD 16 or 17 and 14 day luteal phase. But THIS month I ovulated a week late on CD23 had strong LEFT sided pain. I just knew I'd get pregnant this month because my left ovary got in the game! Lol!

1 day before ovulation: Moderate left sided ovarian cramps all day, EWCM, high fertile ovulation test, BD using preseed.
O day: EWCM, positive ovulation test, excruciating left side cramp, bloating, BD once with preseed.
1 DPO: ovarian cramps gone, thank God!
2-5 DPO: nothing
5-10 DPO: Urinating way more often without increased fluid intake. Urine is lighter in color than usual. Waking up hungry and having to eat cereal bars on the way to work. Eating lunch on 8DPO and became very nauseous and couldn't swallow the food in my mouth! Spit it into the trash can and drank some sprite and was ok.
10 DPO: Cramps at night like AF is coming. Checks cervix, med softness and would normally be really firm this late in the cycle. I wanted to take a test but decided to wait until at least 12 dpo.
11 DPO: wakes up and cramps are still present. Finally caved and took clinical guard HCG test with 3rd or 4th urine of the day and BAM! BFP! Ran into room and showed DH two lines and of course he didn't know what it meant lol. But now we are ecstatic. So excited for our first baby!
If you're expecting, congrats! If you're trying, the best thing to do is RELAXXXXXX.

BFP after 2 years, pcos, low morphology

So I've never posted on a forum....just searched and read them for what feels like almost daily for the past 2 years and 1 month. I told myself (and I even made a promise to God and I'm not very religious) that if I get a positive I will share my story.

I have had PCOS since I was 24 (probably longer but that's when I began treatment) so I knew getting pregnant would be hard. I suffered with horrible cystic acne and was on bc and Spironolactone for like 5 years until after I got married at the age of 30. (I'm 32 now DH is too) We started trying for a baby around May 2014. My cycle was immediately out of whack after stopping bc and my skin was too. Let me add I also have Hashimotos (hypothyroid) I started researching foods and diet and decided to go Paleo. I was very strict in the beginning, eating very low card,absolutely no dairy and all grass fed meat. My period and skin improved almost immediately. My face was more clear than when I was on the pill. Let me add by saying I have Lean PCOS so I'm not overweight which actually makes things more difficult. It was very difficult to be strict but I kept with it as much as I could. I let more things into my diet but stuck with dairy free and gluten free because that kept my skin clear and cycle somewhat normal. After a while my cycle settled around 36 days being the average length, sometimes 42 days sometimes 32 days. It was difficult to track my ovulation if I didn't pee on an opk. Which was expensive month after month because I could only interpret the digital ones. After a year or so of trying my husband was tested and it came back that he had low morphology. 1% to be exact. He tested again and it went up to 3%. His counts and all other numbers were fine. Tested neg for vericicole. I tried charting, my temps were all over. We would bd everyday in the fertile week, sometimes every other day...we gave it our all every month. My obgyn told me there is nothing more she could do for me. Finally we went to a fertility specialist who told us that because of the morphology we would most likely need to do IVF. She sent us home, gave my husband some supplements which included L Carnitine Fumarite 500mg 2 pills twice a day, acetyl L carnitine 1 pill twice a day, and a pouch of emergen c each day. After 3 months he was supposed to retest his semen, and after my next period I was to begin a million tests. A month before our apt I fell pregnant. I just found out last night. I truly believe that morphology means nothing and there is hope just keep trying. This cycle I was desperate and I pulled out all the stops. I tried everything I had ever read in a forum. I used the digital opk, mucinex during my fertile week, preseed during intercourse, andI bought soft cups to insert after intercourse to keep the sperm in (which was a nightmare and I couldn't get it out for a while. We didn't get a chance to bd the day after ov but did 2 days before, the day of and two days after. I didn't think I was pregnant. I had stopped drinking coffee two months prior and my boobs didn't seem to get as sore each month anymore so sometimes they did sometimes they didn't. Leading up to now every month I felt pregnancy symptoms so I didn't even want to bother testing. What I did notice was my boobs hurt again, they hurt earlier on and never tapered off. my nipples tingled. I felt very hot and very cold. I had cold sweats at night. I felt twinges in my abdomen. I finally tested at 18dpo and received a strong two blue lines immediately. I'm Still in shock.

If I had to give any advice it would be change your diet, if you have PCOS you probably shouldn't be eating Dairy. Cut out gluten and eat low carb, sugar wreaks havoc on your ovaries. I love coffee but when I stopped drinking it my PMS symptoms all went away, and also weird pimples I would get on my neck/lower jawline. If your husband has sperm issues tell him to take the supplements listed above. And don't lose hope!!!!!!

1 year ttc (almost to the day!)

Hello everyone,

I'm so happy and excited to be here finally able to share my story. On June 12th last year my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. We BD a couple of times and I was sure I was pregnant....then came the reality. Coming off the pill after 10 years I had forgotten my periods used to be non-existent. My hormones were no longer regulated and they were all over the place - I was all over the place.

It has been such a tough year, I've had to wake up and take responsibility for my own body. My diet has done a 360' I no longer smoke and I exercise daily....the weight dropped off and this month my BFP finally happened!

By DPO is my favourite sort of story so here goes:

CD33 I ovulated

DPO1 no EWCM today, after 8 continuous days.! BBT also raised, and mood dipped slightly so figured I had finally ovulated

DPO2-5 really bad periodic cramping and gas along with - TMI alert - snot like CM. Slightly anxious and paranoid (hormones)

DPO6 boobs start to get sore and I worry I'm out, isn't it too early for sore boobs?! But feeling very happy & balanced

DPO8 more snot like CM and cramping in the night (hoping it's a good sign!)

DPO9-10 Mega thirsty. More yellowy discharge with tinges of brown.

DPO11 Now mega hungry! Getting lower backache, again worry I might be out...nipples still sore and is it my imagine or appear bigger...?

DPO12 Positive on FRER the line was so beautifully pink I was so happy!

DPO13 tested again on Clearblue get a 'pregnant 1-2'

Good luck to everybody reading this, these stories are what kept me going through the lonely, dark times, I'm glad to be able to share my experience oxoxox

BFP - at FIFTY !

Yes..you read that right! Had our first daughter at (almost) 42 - The "old-fashioned way" - no IVF or ART at all !
Yes, I am aware of "what could happen" but, I'm in fairly good health (well-controlled diabetes) I don't smoke or drink. Our daughter turned out just fine - she's nine now .

Symptoms started at 3DPO (unusual for me!)

I ovulated later than usual -usually 'right on time' -cycle day 14 - this time, it was about cd twenty
started feeling 'flushed' about 3 DPO . Had to 'go' more often. EXCESSIVE saliva !

Other than those - pretty much nothing. Also unusual for me as, normally the DAY after O, my nipples get SORE, and stay that way until af shows up. This time, they didn't !

Look...if a *MIRACLE* can happen for ME , it can happen for YOU, too ! *BLESSINGS*

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