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BFP - I Have Thin PCOS

This is a little late, my daughter was born on 12/31/12, but I swore to myself if I got pregnant and had a healthy baby that I would come back to this site and hopefully leave a message that would give women with PCOS hope because I could hardly find any positive stories about pregnancy and PCOS. I have thin PCOS. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. I read a lot of stories about overweight women who had it and they just lost weight and were able to get pregnant. This was frustrating to me because if I lost 10 pounds I'd be unhealthy looking. After coming off birth control and confirming the PCOS, my doctor put me on Metformin. I went 10 months without a period which totally depressed me. We kept upping the dosage of Metformin. I also bought a book called The Insulin Resistant Diet which focuses on balancing your carbs and proteins so that your body doesn't overproduce the insulin, which is linked to PCOS. The combination of that diet and the Metformin finally gave me a period again. It was still a long cycle, but I began to get it regularly, every 34-36 days. Problem was I wasn't sure when or if I was ovulating. My doctor prescribed me Clomid (lowest dose). I bought ovulation predictors and started testing myself 10 days later and tested up to day 16 with no luck. I was really disappointed. Then on day 23 or 24 I started to get that fertile mucous. When I got home my husband and I did it (lol). After we did it, I tested and I got the ovulation smiley! We did it again the next day. After that he went off to work for three days (he's a fireman) so that was as much as we could try. I don't remember the day by day of my two week wait exactly but I do remember the following symptoms: -Mild Breast soreness (I never really experienced that before periods) -mood swings -period like cramping My major cue was the period like cramping. I kept going in the bathroom expecting that my period would have started and it was just never there. I kept getting the cramps intermittently everyday. There was no implantation bleeding. I waited the entire 14 days after my ovulation because I was scared to test after getting so many negatives. I tested in the morning and the second line came up immediately. Now I am thrilled to have my healthy baby girl. Try to stay positive. I know I was often times very low thinking it would never happen for me and I kept reading other people's posts online about the trouble they were having and it discouraged me further. It may not happen right away or as fast as someone who is normal, but likely you will get there eventually, so don't give up hope!

Bfp After 1 Year TTC!! Yay

The last four cycles I could have sworn I was pregnant each time. There was always something out of the ordinary that made me believe this was it- bit af always came making me feel crazy and like I couldn't read my own body. This cycle I felt even more hopeful however- rather than menstrual like cramps during the luteal phase and medium spotting I had in previous cycles, this cycle was more like o pains and sharp zaps and pulls with virtually no spotting. Cd 16 DTD ovulation day Dpo 1 gassy and very bloated Dpo 2 (36.6 c) stuffy nose in the morning. Bloating reduced. Dpo 3 (36.7) nothing noticed Dpo 4 (36.7) nothing noticed Dpo 5 (36.8) nothing noticed Dpo 6 (36.7) sharp needle pains in uterus. O like pains Dpo 7 (36.4) small pink spot in cm. more o type pains and uterus zaps. grumpy! Dpo 8 (36.9) uterus zaps and o pains and now pulling/stretching sensation. Grumpy and peeing lots. Bfn Dpo 9 (36.8) pulling stretching uterus. Grumpy and tired. Bfn. Dpo 10 (36.8) less symptoms. Getting discouraged Dpo 11 (36.8) sore throat and slight nausea In the evening. Headache. Thought maybe I was getting a cold? Dpo 12 (36.7) sore throat still but nausea and headache gone. Feel great otherwise. Uterus zaps again today BFP today with mid day majorly diluted urine!!!! Was faint but obviously there in about 3 minutes. Husband could see this one too so I'm not crazy! Soooo happy :)
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Yay! BFP 12 dpo While on a Break From Treatments

I am so excited and shocked to be actually getting to share a BFP story on this site. We have been ttc for two years and had three failed clomid/IUI cycles last fall. The clomid caused my lining to be really thin (5mm last time at day of iui) and so I was worried that it would take some time to recover from that. We had met with our RE and decided to move on to IVF in February (and get some required testing done during my January cycle). I have been ovulating early - like day 11 or 12 for almost a year and this month did not get a +opk until day 14, so I am assuming I ovulated on day 15 or 16. I was truly not expecting to get pregnant during my cycle off and so was totally shocked to get a very faint BFP 12dpo on an internet cheapie test. I then took 3 more tests that morning - all positive (and about 10 tests since then, still in shock! :) I truly credit my work with my acupuncturist for the success. I've been seeing her since September and she has really helped me with reducing stress in my life, improving my diet and getting rid of some "stuck feelings" that I think were getting in the way of conceiving. In addition I was taking CoQ10 supplements, L-Arginine (during 1st part of cycle), prenatal, fish oil, spirulina, B vitamin supplements, and royal jelly. Who knows what really did the trick. I also got the Circle + Bloom natural cycle relaxation recordings which I think are awesome, although I only used them for about 2 weeks before I got the old BFP. Like all of us, I have looked for any minor change/pregnancy symptom during many twws. This time - virtually nothing! I had some minor heartburn in the evenings around days 9 & 10 and the evening of day 11 I actually drank a giant margarita and woke up during the night with crazy heartburn and nausea and thought I was going to puke. Since then I have just been super tired. One tip for you all - when you get your BFP - do not share the news with your 3 year old until you are ready to tell everyone in the world (including the lady in line and the bookstore!)

Just in Case Some of You Are Not Charting, Start!

1 -4 DPO - Feel like I'm getting sick, slight twinges on the left side but that's normal for me, 5-9 DPO - Extreme gassiness (tmi really stinky felt bad for my husband) and constipation this never happens for this long so this was my first clue, boobs feel a little tender, still feel like I'm getting sick but never gets worst, emotional at times, fighting with my husband for no reason 9DPO - Sharp twinges in uterus 10 DPO - BFP on First Response, was shocked after seeing so many negatives Also my temperatures were higher then other months and never lower than cover line, oh and 3 pound weight gain that wouldn't come down after the holidays although I was dieting.
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I promised myself I would post this time, as with my first pregnancy (2 yr old DD via c-section) I was too excited to sit down and pull my thoughts together to post :) Me and DH are both 29, my average cycle length is 32 +/- days. The first day of my last cycle was Nov 27th and I just got a BFP today, Jan 9th. I know what you're thinking... "how the heck? that's a long time"... I know...... Praying for a healthy pregnancy! I've heard scary things about late ovulation or implantation etc. We BD CD 9 thru CD 18 and I had predicted ovulation at CD 17 (based on timing, hadn't tried OPK's yet). CD 21 I was surprised when I found spotting which was a bright sometimes orange looking color, VERY watery.... NOT normal for me. I was shocked and had so many thoughts, ovulation bleeding or implantation bleeding? CD 22 Very brown and dry, then was gone. --- I've had pressure on and off throughout, minor minor crampy. CD 29 BFN (First Response 6 Days Early) CD 32 BFN, sad AF is probably around the corner CD 33 Some pinches and pulls CD 37 BFN... but realizing late period is for certain now, called OBGYN - they pretty much said pregnancy is highly unlikely if I'm still getting negatives and that I probably am just skipping a period due to stress or diet. grrrrr CD 40 BFN... feeling crazy, this is just not normal for me... (I had BFP with DD only a few days after ovulation) -going into January with no BFP or AF since end of Nov! CD 43 BFP with FMU at 6am!!!!!!!! (clear blue digital) I was speechless. It was very unexpected to be a positive so late in the game. In complete shock and slightly concerned about why it wasn't detected until so late. I'm assuming late ovulation and late implantation but what are the odds, seriously, to be at the farthest on the timeline and lowest on HCG charts to not be detected until now. Thankful I'm not crazy though and I knew my body well enough to know it wasn't normal to "skip" a period like the dr's office said it might be. I normally spot a few days before full on AF, and just didn't have any of that so I didn't know what the heck was going on. Other things this cycle: -Cervix was all over the board... some days was so unbelievably high (almost gone) and other days was medium to high position. It also kind of turned and was sideways. Difficult to explain but never noticed anything like it before. Noticed very tight insides. -Also had some gum bleeding when brushing teeth, headaches on and off -And the strangest of all.... a few days after ovulation bleeding and also recently I felt like there was a heat pad on my insides. Insides just felt HOT and FIREY, not crampy, just hot- enough to make me feel my skin to see if it was also hot on the outside. All of these things and I still got BFN's until today - just thought I was reading too far into it all. I don't think it's normal AT ALL to get such a late BFP. But I guess it's true to follow the, "its not over til the AF shows up" rule. Again, prayingggggg for a healthy, viable pregnancy. Dr appt scheduled in 2 days.

OMG - I Still Can't Belive It!!

OK - so I've been stalking this site for the past year once my BF and I decided to start trying. Unfortunately he had a horrible car accident in May 2012 which left him hospitalized and doing rehab all summer/fall. We were NTNP after he recovered and feeling up to it but I was letting him know when I was ovulating in case we wanted to give a little more effort during that time. My 31st birthday was December 21st, and we went on vacation from the 13-18 so I was working out extra hard the month before, which threw off my cycle a bit. So even though the app on my phone said I was expected to ovulate on Dec 24th, I think it happened a few days later. We BD on the 14th, 17th and 26th (we couldn't find time from Dec 21-25th since we were staying with family for the holidays). Even though I thought we missed our window (the app said Dec-19-24) I still had EWCM on the 26th and 27th so we gave it a go. And how surprised am I today!!! He's 37 I just turned 31, and I have regular cycles from 28-29 days. Symptoms: Dec 10-13: CD 1-4 Dec 14-18: CD 5-9 - on vacation, BD CD 5, CD 8 Dec 19-24: CD 10-15 - EWCM started on CD 12 App said I O'd on Dec 24th - so we'll go with that but I think it was later Dec 25: 1DPO - EWCM Dec 26: 2DPO - EWCM BD that night (I think I really O'd this day) Dec 27: 3DPO - EWCM Dec 28: 4DPO - Nothing Dec 29: 5DPO - Nipples starting to get sore, slight cramping Dec 30 - Jan 2: 6DPO - 9DPO - Increased nipple pain and constant dull abdominal cramps - insomnia Jan 3-4: 10DPO-11DPO - Same nipple pain, cramps and now gas - insomnia - so hot at night, woke up sweating Jan 5: 12DPO - Test in the AM before I go out - BFN although I thought I saw a faint line but didn't want to get my hopes up Jan 6: 13DPO - Same nipple pain and cramps - still can't sleep! Jan 7: 14DPO - AF is supposed to come today or tomorrow - now my boobs hurt instead of my nipples and in addition to abdominal cramping I have vaginal cramping - both feel like AF is coming today. SO irritable I even told my manager to shut up! Whoops! Jan 8: 15DPO - Same as yesterday, just waiting for AF now :( dealing with the cramps - but finally slept well Jan 9: 16DPO (but I think it's really 14DPO) test with FMU - BFP!! It's light, but it's definitely there. Waited until the afternoon to use clearblue digital - PREGNANT!!!! Wooohoo!!! This time I didn't drink (I'm a wine drinker most nights) and I switched to decaf coffee in the morning. The main symptom for me was the constant cramping that I usually don't get until at most 5 days before AF - not 10. Other than that, nothing unusual. This is my first time ever being pregnant so I am all types of nervous and praying for a healthy, full-term pregnancy!! Thank you ladies for helping me along the way - baby dust to everyone!!!

BFP Naturally (After Having My DD via IVF)

After being diagnosed with high FSH and several failed IUIs and Clomids we had our DD via IVF in August 2011. We figured we would have to go the same route for #2. DD is 16 mos and I am still Breastfeeding. I have had a pretty regular period for about 5 mos so we decided to at least give it a try each cycle in hopes I wouldn't have to go through IVF again. And this month (after 3 months of actively trying) we got our BFP. I am still in shock but have been tracking closely so here were my symptoms leading up to today. In general, it really felt like I was just PMS with typical cramps leading up to my BFP. I typically ovulate later in my cycle and noticed the increased CM on CDs 15-18. On CDs 19-22 I had ovary pains on my right side and increased CM. We BD'd on CD's 20 and 21. 1 DPO: Ovary pains on both sides 2 DPO: Ovary Pains and slightly sore boobs. Usually my boobs get REALLY sore when she nurses after I Ovulate so I figured I maybe didn't ovulate this month. Now I am wondering if that was the sign that it actually took! 3 DPO: Mild cramps, boobs are fine, constipated 4 DPO: A few mild cramps and some ovary pain but not much else, constipated 5 DPO: Mild cramps and lower back pain, mild ovary twinges, constipated 6 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated 7 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated 8 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated 9 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated, very tired, gassy 10 DPO: Cramps - sometimes stronger. Stomach twinges/pulls 11 DPO: Cramps - seem more persistent. Vivid dreams, some lower back pain. Feels like period is imminent, bad skin, slight nausea, emotional, sore nipples 12 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain - pretty constant. Very Tired. Feels like period is imminent. Slightly sore nipples. 13 DPO: Cramps, Super vivid dreams, lower back pain - fairly constant but sometimes intermittent. No longer constipated. Sore nipples a bit when DD nursed in the night and AM. Went away in the day. 14 DPO: Cramps - sometimes severe. Pretty constant and dull cramps all day. And some lower back pain. Nipples were not that sore. 15 DPO: Cramps all the time, lower back pain, constipated again 16 DPO: Cramps all the time, some severe (but seem gas related) 17 DPO: BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep the faith! Good Luck to all!

Just When We Were Calling it Quits :)

Hey ladies, I just got my bfp today around lunchtime. I actually took it to just prove to myself that I wasn't pregnant so I could move on. I honestly didn't really have any symptoms leading up to my bfp. I have more "prego symptoms" on months I ended up getting my af. I did start getting lower back pain 10dpo (3 days before af) this is when I got my bfp. And cramping (I was sure af was going to show up any day) I did have spotting (just a small spec the size of a pencil head) on 8dpo with slight cramping. And I've had HORRIBLE dreams for past few days as in dreams I'd wake up crying and sweating. Good luck ladies!! :)

BFP For the New Year!

Here is my pregnancy success story. Using frozen donor sperm, my wife and I have tried 5 times (3 ICI at home, 2 IUI at the clinic) to get pregnant and last cycle I was pregnant but had a very early miscarriage because I thought early spotting was really my period and stopped taking progesterone (or at least that’s what I think happened!) This time around, we did our second unmedicated IUI at a women’s clinic 28 hrs past +OPK using the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor. I also had been doing a juice/fruit/veggie fast for 10 days prior to O on the recommendation of my Naturopathic Doctor – she claims it helps boost chances of conception and I really think it works – this means you eat nothing but fruits, veggies, fresh juice, nuts, and seeds for 4-7 days prior to ovulation – this means no proteins, no grains, no dairy – it’s tough at first but it’s not intolerable (I’m already vegan) and it gets results – at least for me! My doctor at the women’s clinic was not impressed with the motility of the frozen sperm, but apparently one made it! I have been using Circle+Bloom’s fertility meditations designed for IVF/IUI and really find it nice and relaxing and look forward to purchasing the pregnancy meditations as well. I’ve been charting for 9 months with my BBT and monitoring my mucus and using the CBFM. I also have been taking oral progesterone and accidentally ran out around Christmas time when my doctor’s office was closed! I resolved that issue as soon as I could. I also am doing acupuncture once per week and have been doing so for about 4 months. Here are my symptoms: 2 DPO – Start taking 4 pellets of Progon B 3x day 5 DPO – Mild cramps – pinch-like rather than normal AF cramps 7-8 DPO- Mild cramps and bloating 9 DPO – Spotting 10-12 DPO – Spotting and cramps. Run out of oral progesterone on 12 DPO and doctor’s office is closed for a refill – get progesterone cream over the counter and begin using this 13 DPO – Spotting gets heavier and very faint BFP on FRER. Get concerned about heavier spotting and call doctor. She recommends getting refill of oral progesterone and stopping the cream because the dosage is too weak. She thinks this will stop the bleeding if I am not actually having a miscarriage. 14 DPO – Spotting lightens up, still BFP on FRER – faint 15 DPO – Spotting continues to lighten, BFP on FRER – darker 16 DPO – Spotting essentially stops – brown EWCM, BFP on Clearblue Digital (my wife wouldn’t believe it until she saw the words!) I’m so excited – (it’s taking a while for my wife to absorb it) and looking forward to a healthy and happy 9 months! Now the hard part is not talking about it until the 2nd trimester.

BFP 2nd IUI 33 Years Old

My husband and I are both 33 and we had been trying to conceive for 15 months. After I went off the pill, my periods were never regular and I either did not ovulate or I ovulated very late. After trying clomid and femara with my OBGYN, I moved on to a fertility specialist. The first month we went through the tests (semen analysis, dye test to make sure tubes are open, etc). Everything turned out great. We tried 5 days of femara with the trigger shot and IUI the first month. Ultrasounds showed 2 follicles that could work. Waited two weeks, BFN. The second month we did a lower dose of femara for 5 days, shots for 5 or 6 days, and the trigger shot. I went in for IUI 36-40 hours after the trigger shot. Ultrasounds showed I had 3 follicles that could work. Days 1-3: Cramps on and off, bloating. Day 4: Nothing Day 5: Gassy and ovary twinges Day 6: Ovary twinges Day 7: Cramps Day 8: Slight ovary twinges in the morning, exhausted, face acne Day 9: Occasional ovary twinges, slight cramping Day 10: Nothing Day 11: Little crampy, slight left ovary twinges, feverish, tired. Days 12-13: Absolutely nothing. I think at this point, the shots and side effects were out of my system and I had no side effects. I assumed I was not pregnant. Day 14: Woke up early and took pregnancy test. Negative. Left it on the counter and went back to sleep. Woke up 1.5 hours later and thought I saw maybe the slightest line. What I mean by this is I had to put it in the light at several angles to even see anything. We were both convinced there was nothing there and I went to work. I had mentally prepared myself for the disappointment because I had been upset so many months when I would always get that negative result. Anyway, I couldn't stop thinking that maybe I did see a line. I called the doctor's office and they said to come in for blood work, that even the faintest line might mean something. I went in and my blood work came back at 49. 50 is what they consider pregnant but she said I was definitely pregnant, but to come back in 48 hours for repeat blood work to make sure the numbers double. 48 hours later, I went in, and the number was 212. I was definitely pregnant and we were overly excited! Now we had to wait for a couple more weeks to see the ultrasound (and to confirm if we were having one or two babies). I am now 12.5 weeks pregnant with one baby. If you are trying to get pregnant and having trouble, don't give up. Find a doctor you really like and try to remove any unneeded stress from your life. Also, I think everyone has different symptoms. I think my symptoms were mostly side effects from the shots and meds. Just because you do not have symptoms, doesn't mean it didn't work. And when you take that first pregnancy test, you may not get a positive right away. Just hang in there. Another thing. It seemed like while I was trying to get pregnant, everyone around me was getting pregnant (I was happy for them, it was just hard on me because I wanted it too). It got so frustrating hearing, "I wasn't even trying to get pregnant" or "I got pregnant the first month I tried." On top of that, I was constantly being told how long I had been married (only 2 years) and how I should be pregnant, trying to have a kid, when am I going to have a baby, hurry up and have a baby, etc, etc. I am kind of a private person and I wasn't sharing with everyone that I was trying to get pregnant, but I really hated how everyone was constantly pressuring me about it. I don't know if anyone else has had these feelings or not.... But if you are, try your very best to ignore it or get away from it and stay as positive as you possibly can (easier said than done, I know). I truly wish everyone the best of luck on this difficult journey and I pray that you enjoy the same BFP as my husband and I have. Good luck to all of you.