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BFP after two long years

I've never been pregnant, I'm 33 and we've been trying for two years and month. Six months ago DH had a varicocele surgery and it worked! In two more days it'll be our second anniversary so it couldn't have come at a more exciting time. We even tried four IUIs and they didn't work. This was natural. I had just about given up hope and these stories helped me through the two year rollercoaster of hope and despair. Please hang in there. If it can happen to me it can happen to you.

2dpo - Spotting. I often get spotting during O and read it was common for it to happen up to two days afterwards.

3dpo- Started cramping at night. Emotional. Slightly sore nipples, like deeper in the tissue. I've never had nipple tenderness before.

4dpo- Woke up and 3am and couldn't get back to sleep for an hour and a half. High sex drive (normal for luteal phase, especially as AF approaches).

5dpo- Period-like cramps in the morning. High sex drive. Feeling dazed. Feel like I'm getting a cold and VERY tired.

6dpo- Sore bbs.

7dpo- Sore bbs. Mild cramps for a few minutes. Very tired.

8dpo- Very tired. It feels like I've been hit by a truck and coffee does nothing. Tension or sinus-type headache. Wet feeling down there. Mildly sore bbs. Little bumps on bottom lip (they went away so maybe just a coincidence).

9dpo- Sore bbs. Slept 9.5 hours and still tired. Constantly cold. Bad sinus or tension type headache. Nose tickling like the beginning of a cold.

10dpo- LOTS OF ENERGY!!!

11dpo- All appetite gone. I'm ordinarily a really hungry person, especially this close to AF. Wet down there which is pretty normal around now. Spotting in the evening when I wiped. Probably AF coming since I usually spot beforehand. Made fish for dinner and was so grossed out I couldn't eat it. High sex drive.

12dpo- Blood-tinged CM when I wiped in the morning. AF due tomorrow and disappointed. Sex drive through the roof (normal). For whatever reason I'm like a walking vagina this close to AF and this was no different.

13dpo- AF due today or tomorrow. I think today but my app says tomorrow. One big glob of stretchy, tacky, brown-tinged CM in the evening. All other spotting gone. Smells! This one room I was in smelled like rotting salad. Nobody else thought so.

14dpo- I either missed my period or my app was right and I'm supposed to get it today. A little bit of YELLOW CM when I wiped (that was nothing I'd ever seen in all two years). Bbs a little sore but not much. I'm a social dancer. This one guy I was dancing with almost made me puke because he smelled like he just downed a huge glass of milk and it was exuding from his breath and pores. It was unbearable. The bathroom smelled like it was magnified by 20. I'm like clockwork and AF a no-show. I took a pregnancy test and I thought I saw a faint line. Just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks I ran out and got a digital. My husband and I hugged and cried when we saw the positive result.

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I've read these stories so many times over the last two years searching for people in the same boat as me. I really hope my story gives hope to someone who needs it. I'm still convinced something is going to go wrong. There's such a long way to go!

I'm 38 my husband is 31 & we've been trying for the last 2 years. We had one pregnancy after the first three months trying which ended in miscarriage just under 8 wks. Then nothing.

We recently started to under go tests. I had a laparoscopy 6 wks ago & had some endometriosis removed. We are due at the doctors next week for my husbands 2nd SA results. The first one showed 0.5 % morphology everything else fine. We were fully prepared in our minds that we'd end up going down the Ivf route.

We both started taking Proxeed around 4 weeks ago.

It was devastating but at least we knew.

We carried on trying & we conceived the first cycle after the laparoscopy. I got a faint positive 9dpo the. A much stronger one today at 13dpo.

Ive listed my symptoms or lack of below. Due the the cramping on 12dpo which was exactly the same as af I have been terrified that this will be a chemical pregnancy so so happy to see the darker line today!

1-3dpo twinges in left hand side, crazy but could be the egg moving?
3-8dpo stinging twinging feelings in uterus
9-11dpo faint bfps boobs feeling very tender
11-12dpo constant weeing! No other symptoms at all
12dpo period pains during the night convinced period is coming
13dpo af feeling in tummy. Boobs a. It tender that's it.

Nervous & such a long way to go but trying to remain positive.

Good luck to everyone trying. This is the hardest two years of my life but hopefully now is my time & in 9 months I'll meet the tiny thing all his has been for! Xx

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Happy 40th Birthday!

We have one son, 3.5 now. We conceived him on our first month of trying, and it created some unrealistic expectations for us. We were completely unprepared for how difficult number two would be. 14 cycles, and nothing - except what I suspect were some super early chemicals - I never got a positive test with them, but I was starting to get symptoms (I don't have any pms symptoms normally until the first day of af), only to have them come to a sudden stop right when af arrived. I think they were implantation fails. Our age may be showing. I'm 40, DH is 44. We have been getting tested, and my results are all pretty great (especially given my age), but we were suprised to find we have moderate to severe male factor.

This is our first cycle with interventions: Clomid, and IUI

Clomid 50mg, cd 3-7

cd 14 - positive opk in the evening

cd 15 - ultrasound: 14mm endometrium, 17 and 18 mm follicles on either ovary. No trigger, since I ovulate naturally.

cd 16 - IUI. DH count better than when we first tested, but still low. The test last month showed 2.5 mil per ml, and only 2% morphology. The count is a bit up for our IUI, and we ended up with 7mil washed, which still isn't great. They told us to BD too, but we didn't - we were so exhausted, and I felt horrible and bloated and painful on the clomid.

1 dpo - I feel better as the ovulation pain is receding. Haven't ever had it before this clomid cycle, but it was rough, I felt awful.

2 dpo - some stabby pains in bbs, carpal tunnel flaring a bit.

3 dpo - one wierd, isolated cramp

4 dpo - a few more cramps, some mild nausea. Joint pains. LOTS of stabby pains all along my mammary line (I have some run-away bb tissue in odd spots. For me this goes up my upper arm, my groin, and even down my thigh a bit). Weepy. None of this is normal, I don't really get any pms symptoms until the day af arrives, with the exception of a little irritability.

5 dpo - this was a busy day, so I had less time to notice and jot down symptoms. It's my 40th birthday party. Heart arrythmia a few times - I never get this unless I'm pregnant. Weird rash on chest. A few cramps, including one really surprisingly strong one.

6 dpo - bbs get very tender. More arrythmia. Constipated (I'm normally regular like clockwork, so this is really wierd).

7 dpo - bbs still tender. More stabby pains along mammary line. Mild nausea, burping, and excess salivation. Joint pains (hips, elbow, fingers). Lower back pain. Still constipated. Mild cramping and discomfort in lower abdomen.

8 dpo - I'm 40 today. Mild nausea. Joint pain. Sharp stabby pains in abdomen. Still constipated. bbs felt less painful in the morning, which I took as a bad sign, thinking I was coming off a progesterone peak - but pain returned in the afternoon.

9 dpo - Nighmares of my son dying. (I dream of children and animals dying or in danger when I'm pregnant...fun times). A bowel movement, hurray! Lots of stabby pains along mammary line, bbs hurting, especially on the sides, joint pains. Some mild nausea after food. Here's some weird ones: marked increase in ocd impulses, and super sensitive skin in some places, like to the point where clothing feels painful on me.

10 dpo - Nausea after food, excess salivation, burps. Bbs seem only slightly tender. Gassy, constipated. Very mild cramping and some twinges. Joint pains, of the throbbing kind. Woke thirsty. Alternately hot and clammy and cold at night. Super messy, vivid dreams. Increased sex drive (like, from absolutely zero up to miniscule, because my drive bottomed out in the last few years). Mid-morning heartbreak: light touch of pink spotting, only when I wipe. My cervix, however, is closed tight... which is not my experience with spotting that signals failure. I try to prepare for failure, but secretly hold out hope that it's implantation. I run to the bathroom a thousand times to check for more spotting, but there isn't any more. Light abdominal pain, bit like a uti. Headache, but I'm ascribing it to constipation.

11 dpo - cervix *still* closed, and no more spotting. I'm convinced now, and I run out to get a test so I can test the next morning. Still constipated, gassy, joints hurty, bbs tender. Throat hurts, I'm sneezing, and I have a cold sore outbreak. I internally cheer for my immune system in retreat, because this was also a symptom with my first successful pregnancy.

12 dpo - clear, strong BFP within seconds (frer with fmu). I guess I could have tested a day or two ago, judging by the line strength. Or it's twins (a prospect I find terrifying, especially at my age). Fingers crossed for a healthy singleton.

Natural BFP after 3 Years and SEVERE MALE FACTOR

Hello everyone, I firstly wanted to say that I am in ultimate shock right now. Mainly this is because we were JUST about to undertake our first IVF/ICSI cycle due to severe male factor. We got pregnant this month after THREE YEARS of trying, completely naturally against all odds.

I am 27 (1 child from previous partnership aged 6) and my partner is 30 (1 child from previous partnership aged 9). We have been together for five years and have been TTC for just over three years with no positive pregnancy tests at all. This year we decided to seek fertility support and after a number of tests, all mine came back good but my partner came back with severe Oligospermia. He had only 400,000 sperm per field and only 1 million total sperm count (every man should have a minimum of 15 million sperm per field and 39 million total count). He had normal hormone profile but after a urology appointment where he had a scrotal sonogram (scan of the testicles) he was also told that both testicles looked abnormal.

As we set our hearts now on IVF/ICSI and prepared to fork out a big loan for our first round of treatment I discover that I am pregnant!

I didn't track symptoms but this is what I did notice:

- On Cycle Day 16, shortly after ovulation I had intense dizziness and nausea for two days (Odd?!)
- No significant period pain leading up to due date. Although had increased back ache and neck ache.
- Small amount of Creamy pink tinged CM for two days prior to period due date
- Acid reflux feeling and heartburn (mild)
- Tender swollen boobs
- Mild headaches
- Extreme irritability when hungry especially around lunch time

I am 4 weeks and 2 days and praying everything will be ok as we have waited so long for this.

I wish you all baby dust, remain strong especially with your partner. It will make all the difference in the end.

BFP after 4 years

Well after 4 years of trying, 2 laparoscopic surgery's and 4 rounds of IVF we finally got our BFP. I used to refer back to this site every single month and therefore want to share my story to give others hope and encourage those that are going through something similar not to give up not to give up. It's a long one i'm afraid.
We started trying for a baby a few months after my 29th birthday at the encouragement of my practice nurse. I'd had a long history of painful periods and a specialist had once mentioned i may have endometriosis but at that time the only treatment she would suggest was to go on the pill, which i did although things never really improved.
So after 4 months off the pill (and actively trying to conceive) i visited my GP as my period pain was unmanageable. I also had a long list of symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and general abdo pain throughout the month. She referred me to the local hospital were they arranged to do a investigative laparoscopy. This found stage II endometriosis throughout my abdomen. By the time we went back to see the specialist to discuss the results we have been trying for a baby for 7 months however she wasn't particularly concerned however i pushed for my husband to be sent for tests at this point. Two months later we were back at the hospital to discuss my husbands results which showed very poor motility. The consultant felt it was likely this that was stopping us from becoming pregnant and was happy to refer us to the fertility specialist to discuss treatment. In the mean time he wanted me to commence on hormone therapy for 6 months, this would put me in the menopause and would likely have an effect on my system for a year. After doing some research of my own i discovered that although this helps the symptoms of endometriosis it doesn't improve fertility.
We have been trying for a baby for 16 months when we had our first appointment in the fertility center. They felt IVF with ICSE would be the best way forward and we started our first cycle in the September and then had a further cycle in the January. Both resulted in a high number of eggs retrieved but nearly all of them didn't make it passed day 3, and the ones that did were of poor quality. It was then decided that i would have a further laparoscopy but this time with ablation to remove the endometriosis deposits. This showed my endometriosis had progressed to stage III/IV however they removed as much as they could.
We then tried naturally for 4 months before moving on to our 3rd IVF cycle. This again had similar results to the first 2 rounds however i did have a BFP for a week before beginning to bleed.
For our 4th round things started to get a little more serious, they admitted that they shouldn't have pushed on using the same drugs for 3 cycles and decided to put me on a short protocol for this go. The consultant also wanted me to take 3 months of Omega 3 and Co-enzyme. I also read the book 'It starts with the egg' by Rebecca Flett and made some changes to my diet and lifestyle.
We did our 4th cycle in November 2016 and retrieved over 30 eggs, because of this the decision was made to freeze all. At the time i was heartbroken, given my history of the eggs deteriorating in quality after day 3 i thought we had wasted all this time and money for nothing. Unfortunately the same thing happened during this cycle with all but 2 eggs surviving to day 5 however the 2 remaining eggs were of a much better quality and were able to be frozen. We planned to return one embryo in February of this year however the embryologist felt that due to my history the chances of twins were slim and encouraged us to thaw and transfer both, which we agreed to.
Straight away this cycle felt different, i didn't have any drugs in my system as i'd opted for a natural cycle and felt strong and well.
Around 4dp5dt i had a little cramping, on 5dp5dt i felt really tired and a little run down, more cramping but different to period pains and i just didn't *FEEL* premenstrual. On 6dp5dt i had some pink spotting and very naughtily did a test which showed a very faint BFP. Although it was early days i felt positive as i felt well in myself and my cramps were not like my usual pre period ones.
I'd say my real symptoms didn't kick in until i was a good week over my missed period date.
Fast forward to 7 weeks pregnant and my scan at the fertility clinic confirmed i was pregnant with TWINS!! I was in complete shock but over the moon.
I'm now 18 weeks pregnant and both are doing well. I've had a really smooth pregnancy so far with very little symptoms at all.
I know it's cliche but honestly do not give up, unless you have gone through the pain of infertility you cannot begin to understand the daily heartache it brings. Wishing each and everyone of you all the best of luck x

37 y/o, BFP, TTC #1, 18 months, no symptoms

I've really enjoyed reading all the BFP stories here and promised that when my time comes that I'll share with the 2ww community in hopes to help others. 18 months later, here it is!

Short background: 37 yrs old, average health (I workout 2-3x/week & eat pretty sensibly), borderline hypothyroid; hubby is 36 yrs old, average health.

We started seeing a fertility specialist in 2015 since my periods have gone completely crazy (super heavy, huge blood clots, frequent periods). Turns out I had a small submucosal fibroid. I went on meds hoping it would shrink the fibroid (it didn't) and eventually went in for surgery in June 2016. A month later, everything was looking good and we continued with our fertility treatments. We discovered hubby's sperm quality had 28% DNA fragmentation (anything above 30% would most likely make it more difficult to conceive). So he started taking vitamins (Fertil Pro as well as a multivitamin). During our fertility monitoring, I've consistently got the trigger shot with every ovulation & was on clomid for 2 months - with no such luck. In January 2017 we tried for our first iui - and once again, no success. Hubby and I decided to switch our fertility clinic since we weren't all that happy with the care we've been receiving at our current clinic. We had an appt for our new dr. in May and decided to take the next 4 months easy and not focus on ttc.... and just like that, it happened naturally!

Symptoms: To be honest, not very many.

The days leading up to when my period was due my boobs were so full, sore and hard! It was really uncomfortable! That lasted about 3 days, then it vanished.

There were only 2 times where I completely knocked out from exhaustion. Didn't think too much of it since I thought they were probably tough work weeks.

Mild cramping on and off week of period due and 2 weeks after. Different from regular period cramps... very mild, almost unnoticeable and very fleeting.

Very light brown spotting a few days before period was due. I wouldn't even call it spotting... it looked more like skid marks lol. It happened for about 4 days or so. I thought it was a sure sign AF was about to show her ugly head but she never came (*confused).

At CD 42 (DPO 24???) - My period still didn't come and I'm never this late. Tested with a cheapo Dollarstore hpt and there it was! I tested the next day with a Clear Blue hpt and it said 3+ weeks. Hubby and I were just dumbfounded! We didn't even BD all that much the past month either!

Thoughts: Its hard to pinpoint exactly what made the difference this time around (I've done the preseed, basal body temperature route, you name it, etc.) but I do think these may have been factors...

-I cut out caffeine completely. I was a 1 cup a day coffee drinker, so not even that big of one. I transitioned from drinking coffee to drinking tea (though I used 2 tea bags to give me the oomph I got from coffee)... then eventually I stopped drinking tea altogether (except for the very few times) and just drank water.

-After over a year of going to fertility treatments and injecting all sorts of hormones and meds into my body... just allowing my body to take a break... and be in its natural state. I really think all that just added stress to my body (add to that the mental/emotional stress from ttc). Just eating healthy and getting enough sleep can really do wonders for your body.

-I did not think about TTC. I know its difficult especially if its something you've been trying and hoping for, for so long. Hubby and I had a long talk about whatever God's plan was for us (to be parents or not) and we finally came to terms with accepting (and embracing) our lives as they are now and realizing how blessed we were in so many ways. Believe me when I say, that in itself was a long journey for me personally.

-Just being happy, relaxed and enjoying life. Make plans, spend time with loved ones, try new things. As much as you want to conceive right this moment, it CAN and WILL happen. Don't lose sight of the many other great things happening in your life. When the time is right, you'll have your sweet little one in your arms. Something to definitely be excited and optimistic for! :) I wish everyone to keep the faith, be happy and enjoy life. I'm sending positive thoughts to all the wonderful mamas to be :)

Natural BFP w/ 400,000 sperm count SEVERE Male Factor

I'll keep this short & to the point but wanted to post this to give someone else hope!! I was never able to find any natural stories on counts as low as my husbands.

I stopped birth control in 2010. We werent trying or preventing. We started really trying and opk strips from 2011-2012 (In our early twenties) My cycles were 30 days long. Nothing abnormal. After a year, we had a sperm count done on my husband and his count was only 800,000 TOTAL and only 50% motile. So only 400,000 able-bodied sperm. Genetic tests on both of us came back normal. Fertility clinic gave us a less than 1%chance of conceiving naturally. (Also, Husband had an undescended testicle at birth and surgery was performed when he was 2 years old so he has a varicocele on his left side and his left testicle is atrophied which is usually not a problem as long as the other testicle is functioning fine per the Urologist, sperm counts can still be normal. His isn't. Not sure why the right one isnt functioning as normal like it should but we never got it looked into or looked into varicocele surgery) Fertility dr put my husband on 3 months of Clomid and we did another sperm count. No improvement. He told us he wouldnt let us do IUI without 5million count minimum so he recommended IVF and ICSI. We decided to give up due to lack of funds and stress. Kept trying on our own and then stopped trying actively in mid 2013 after doing the whole Pre-Seed, opk strips, ferning checks etc. Nothing worked. We decided to move on and accept a life without children.

In December 2014, I got pregnant. HUGE surprise! SO elated! No more than a day after getting my BFP, I miscarried at 5 weeks. Blighted Ovum. Just absolutely crushed us. Naturally miscarried. We assumed that was a fluke chance and never thought we would get another so we didnt start trying again or anything. just not preventing.

In November 2015, I got pregnant AGAIN! Had ultrasounds at 6 and 8 weeks along and saw and heard a heartbeat and everything was fine or so it seemed. I began bleeding at 12.5weeks a few days before my next ultrasound and when we went to the ER we found out the baby had passed at 9 weeks. Missed Miscarriage. Naturally miscarried. No testing on tissue was done because we wanted to bury our baby. No testing on me was done either.

2nd cycle after my last miscarriage and I got pregnant AGAIN!!! Not trying or preventing. This time I was put on progesterone suppositories at 4 weeks until 14weeks along just in case and I am proud to say that we now have a happy& healthy 7 month old little girl after 6 years!!!

I honestly think that the only reason we ever got our miracle baby was because of my miscarriages. It may be weird to think that but let me explain. I read that a womans cervix becomes slit like after it dilates a bit and tissue passes out even with a miscarriage so I believe that because of those, my cervix was a bit more open afterwards and allowed more sperm to go through. It only takes one!!!!!

We have not had his sperm tested since the first few times years ago but I cant imagine anything has changed. His varicocele is still there. According to doctors and a fertility specialists, it should be near impossible for me to have gotten pregnant THREE times NATURALLY with only 400,000 sperm but it happened! Dont ever lose hope!!!!!

I hope this story helps someone.

TTC 5 years IVF Miracle against all odds

I cannot believe I am finally able to post a BFP story.
We have been actively trying for 5 years and passively trying for 4 years prior to that.
We've tried everything under the sun. BBT tracking, Preseed, Soft cups, Clear Blue monitors, OPKs, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Mayan abdominal massage, yoga, diet change, so many different supplements, 2 failed IVFs, hypnotherapy, gave up caffeine alcohol cigarettes.. you name it we have done it. Saw so many different specialists that supposedly got even the most infertile couples pregnant. Spent tens of thousands of dollars but nothing worked for us! I had low ovarian reserve, adenomyosis from two terminated pregnancies, high TSH, Low FSH, DH had low count, motility and morphology. Odds were against us. We took breaks for a few months every now and then just to keep our sanity and live our lives normally. I was reaching the end of my rope and honestly ready to give up and come to terms with a life with no kids.

I was on the phone with my mother from Korea and telling her we would be trying until the end of the year and if it doesn't happen by then I think I can say with confidence we have tried everything in our power and the rest is not up to us. That we would just live our lives happily without kids. She agreed that is a good plan but suggested that we try one last IVF round in Korea. Then she would drop the subject as well. But something was telling her that we should give it a try in Korea.

We agreed and took 3 months to prepare ourselves physically and mentally to give ourselves the best outcome for our final try. I continued with acupuncture and herbs as well as prenatal, fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics good diet and exercise. A new thing I added just for my own peace of mind was fertility coaching and drinking 4 cups of red raspberry leaf infusion and red clover infusion. Every single thing I did played a part especially the coaching. Also being super relaxed at my mom's house where I didn't have to lift a finger or think about work.

I came back from Korea 8dpt. Was told to wait and get a blood test after 10 days. I did not poas as I have had so much disappointment and didn't want false negatives or positives. At around 11 days I did get a blood test and the result was BFP!!! I was on tons of progesterone so I had the sore boobs on and off, the twinges, and late period. I've experienced all this before with bfns so just tried to ignore these symptoms. The one symptom that was really strange was the crazy fatigue. A few days before my blood test I would start to yawn uncontrollably in the middle of the day. Also I almost fell asleep at the wheel of my car a couple times driving home from work. This has never happened to me in my life. It was like I took a sleeping pill or something. This crippling fatigue continued through until about week 12.

I believe the moment we emptied our expectations and made peace with not having a child was the moment the door opened for us. I know it sounds ironic and doesn't make sense. Believe me I was there. It took me many years to understand this concept. I hope this helps some of you ladies out there. Baby dust to you all.

BFP after 8 long years of trying , thank God he's Faithful!

I have read all of these BFP stories for years, and I said I would post after I got my BFP. I am 38 yrs old and DH is 39yo, we've been married 10 yrs. My pregnancy road began in 2008, I tried natural cycles with Femara, then in 2010 found out I had endometriosis from exploratory laparascopy and found out DH had severe male factor. DH and I continued to try to get pregnant but nothing. In 2012 we tried a menopur cycle with hcg trigger but nothing. 2014 I had another laparascopy and polyp removal. We then tried IUI x2 , but still BFN. In 2015 after a failed IUI, we decided to look into IVF. Well November 2015 we had 7 eggs fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 3 day embryos. Needless to say, we were both devastated when it didn't work. We had 1 last embryo that was frozen, but we decided to wait because honestly I was very discouraged at this point. Well March 16th, 2017 we decided to transfer our 1 and only 2AB blastocyte frozen embryo, and on 3/27/17, I found out I was pregnant with beta of 270! I am now 7 weeks 6 days, and I know this is truly a blessing from the Lord. I thank him daily for this miracle. Here are my early symptoms :
1dpo Bloated feeling, pulling at navel.
2po- had very vivid dream, where I was killing people who were trying to kill me ( I know crazy right) that same night I had a somewhat spontaneous orgasmic like feeling. I just knew I was pregnant.
3dpo-4dpo- gassy, mild cramp here and there
5dpo- I had a very sharp pain when walking at the park with my mom, I had to stop walking for a second.
6dpt- early that morning around 2am, I took pregnancy test- BFN. I decided no more testing.
7pt- period like cramps and pressure in pelvic area
8dpt- I was at the grocery store and felt what felt like a menstrual period. I ran home and wiped say dark red/brownish blood. I wanted to cry, but prayed and took a HPT. I wasn't going to look at it thought I was out but I saw 2 faint lines. I took a digital and it said negative, so I decided to wait for my Beta in 3 days.
8dpt-10dpt I had very light brown or beige spotting, a cramp here and there.
11dpt- I had beta- 270 BFP
13dpt- beta 599
20dpt- beta 6,331
My EDD is 12/2/2017, MY 11TH Anniversary! ! God has a sense of humor!
Let this be encouragement to all of you, with God all things are possible, Only Believe! Doubt the Doubt! If he did it for me he'll do it for you too!

So grateful!!

Hi ladies!!

I am just so grateful to have the opportunity to post my story on here. This site has been my go-to for inspiration for the past 3 1/2 years since we first started trying to get pregnant.

I am 27, DH is 28 and we have male factor infertility. We have plenty of sperm with great motility, but the morphology at one point was 2.5%. After making some diet and lifestyle changes (no drinking) and adding fertilaid for men to the mix, as well as my husband seeing a urologist who prescribed him clomid, his numbers all around went up. Morphology went up to 3.5% which is huge. But even after all that and 3 IUI cycles, we had only had a chemical pregnancy which ended shortly after a very faint positive with bleeding. So we moved on to IVF.

Back in Oct/Nov I started stimming with follistim, which is honestly not bad at all. The pen is genius. I responded really well to the meds, too well. As we got closer to egg retrieval it became clear we wouldn't be able to do a fresh cycle. We would freeze all and do a frozen transfer. On ER day they retrieved over 60, yes, 60 eggs, 48 mature. We froze 18 eggs, fertilized 20 with icsi. In the end I had 10 perfect blasts to freeze. My 1st frozen transfer was in Dec. And we transfered 1 embryo. In hindsight, I was crazy to do it so close to the holidays as I was very busy and extremely stressed. I didn't take enough time after the transfer, just the day after and I was back to work. Bfn.

This frozen cycle I wanted everything to be different. I was way more relaxed during the lead up. I cut back to 30 hours at work and the week of transfer I was on vacation. Transfer day I went and had a massage in the morning, came home ate some soup and then went to clinic for transfer. I was so much more relaxed this time around. We transferred 2 perfect blasts. And I really made an effort to just lounge on the couch the next few days. No plans.

5dp5dt I took a frer and could SWEAR I saw a line. It was extremely faint and you could really only see it once I cracked open the test and took the strip out, and at that point I convinced myself it was an evap. I waited until 7dp5dt and took another frer with fmu it was positive, faint, but undeniably there. That afternoon I took another and a digital (totally didn't expect the digital to come up positive), the frer was darker than the mornings and the digital said PREGNANT. I could not believe it! I went in at 10dp5dt and my beta HCG was 79.4. 1st ultrasound is scheduled for 7 weeks. Based on beta I think it's a singleton, but will find out for sure at ultrasound.

Ladies, if you've been at this for a long time, don't give up. It will happen. Just have faith! Really the only symptom I had was just a heavy feeling in the uterus! Sore boobs could be attributed to meds. As of now, boobs are really sore and itchy. My back aches, and I get tired very easily.

Best of luck to everyone!!

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