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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!!

First attempt at IVF/ICSI - BFP

BACKGROUND:

I froze 21 oocytes at the age of 35/36 and had them fertilised almost 4 years later at age 39.5 with a guy who had low motility/low morphology/low count and therefore required ICSI.

The thaw rate of unfertilised eggs is pretty terrible so it was an extremely stressful few weeks. We decided to use half for the first IVF to see how things went. So out of 10, only 5 thawed and fertilised properly, by the next morning, we only had 3 embryos left, by day 3, two of those embryos weren't looking good but 1 looked really good. I went and sat in church a few times to pray for a good outcome and try to destress in there. By day 5, I had one A grade embryo! It was incredibly depressing and stressful and I was so worried that this one shot would not take.

SYMPTOMS:

Embryo transfer day, Acupuncture at 8:15am and transfer at 10:00am - the Dr told me the embryo was an A grade embryo and would implant within the next 24 hours. Acupuncture again at 11:00am. I felt so happy that I had at least one good one and one good shot.

I had cramps during the day likely from the prodding of the procedure itself. At 3:00am that night, I felt a fast sharp pin prick stab on my left side. I thought to myself, "Surely it's too early for implantation signs?!" But he did say it would start to happen within 24 hours! I assumed this is when the embryo first latched onto the uterus lining.

DPT and DPO

1dp5dt - 7dpo - morning cramps from procedure or embryo action? Stressed out and depressed as I was taking antibiotics for Ureaplasma at the same time. Slight pressure on the left side ovary area where I felt that sharp stab. Mild cramps after shower - progesterone or embryo related? Bloated. A little itchy around the left ovary area.

2dp5dt - 8dpo - lots of symptoms today. Felt pressure on left ovary or lower left side somewhere towards the surface. Slight sting in left side /ovary area after lunch. No ovary pressure in the evening but it did look more swollen and felt slightly tender in the left lower side. Pressure returned briefly after a shower. Feeling pressure and not at all comfortable when trying to sleep. I had to lie on the right side to try and get some sleep. Slight uterine cramps at 2:20am, uterus feels bloated and full when lying down. Slight lower back ache, pressure, feels uncomfortable all night. Shooting pain in left ovary at 3:40am.

3dp5dt - 9dpo- I read that implantation into the uterine lining wall usually complete by day 9dpo which is today. Brief bloating feeling after progesterone pessary. Otherwise absolutely no symptoms all day, feeling depressed.

4dp5dt - 10dpo - No symptoms except for a short light twinge on left ovary area and slight itch briefly on left ovary area. Went to church to pray. Acupuncture at 5:45pm (it is recommended this done 5 days post transfer). Bloated - So bloated that my leggings are way too tight and unbearable to wear. Breasts have been tender all week, however I think it's due to the progesterone pessary.

5dp5dt - 11dpo - FAINT POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! NO SYMPTOMS. By this point, I really haven't felt anything significant since the 2nd day after transfer.

6dp5dt - 12dpo - No symptoms. HPT is darker.

7dp5dt - 12dpo - afternoon, brief and slight pressure/throbbing sensation in the left ovary area again. HPT is darker.

8dp5dt - 13dpo - super slight pressure, throbbing sensation on and off all day, mild sting left side. I read that the placenta is now also producing HCG so maybe this is what I am feeling. HPT is darker.

Praying that this sticks.

Beta testing is 2 days away - fingers crossed all goes well :)

After 1,569 days (4years 3months) of praying and trying..BFP with FET ICSI PGS

WOW! I am still in shock. I am elated and oh so grateful. I don't even know where to start but I couldn't wait to post.

I am now 35 my DH is 46. We have my beautiful 12yo stepdaughter from his previous marriage.

The first year of trying I would check this site all of the time checking symptoms. Then we tried the lets not stress about it and it will happen approach. Then we tried acupuncture and the stork a few times still with no success. It was then that I decided I needed to get over my fear of going to doctor and just go find out what was wrong. DH male factor me low reserve/estrogen. We went to a fertility specialist and he decided that due to our issues and age we need to due FET with ICSI and PGS. First round of stims I only produced 3 eggs. All 3 were fertilized but all ended up arresting. Got the news on our 6th anniversary. Needless to say I was devastated but the doctor wanted to go right away for round 2 because he thinks my body was just slow responding. Next round 8 eggs! 8 is great!! When I hear about all these women getting like 20 eggs I was like seriously!!?? Anyway, 7 fertilized 6 arrested we were left one!!!!!! We prayed and prayed and prayed. PGS came back good and normal. I wouldn't allow myself to know the grade etc because it would have just given me one more thing to google and worry about. So, 2 months later started Acupuncture twice a week and Lupron and estrogen then came progesterone and Medrol. Lining looked great 9mm+ at last check up before transfer with the expectation that it would get even thicker. Got a call on transfer day morning from Dr., (me: gulp), embryo thawed perfectly see you @1! (me: sigh, phew, Praise you GOD). Transfer went perfectly didn't feel a thing. Went home and watched a bunch of movies on the couch for the next 3 days, then back to work. I am feeling so blessed and finally fully understanding and accepting of God's timing!

Here are my symptoms:

Monday 1/16 DOT mild cramping 1.5hrs later then later at night ...hungry.. headache at night.

Tuesday 1/17 1dp5dt back ache... dull cramps... sharp stabbing pains left side around 9pm, headache afternoon/night, peeing a lot more like every 1.5hrs but drinking a lot of water too.

Wednesday 1/18 2dp5dt woke up with cramps and sharp stabbing pains in right nipple...dull crampy... back achey ..quick darting pains left side Late morning... peeing like every hour... left side sharp stabbing again tonight.

Thursday 1/19 3dp5dt sharp darting this am, achey crampy and back achey and feet and legs ...ACUP TODAY vision a little wonky when got back to my desk after she said my pulse was mushy which is a good pregnancy sign...slept good but still tired.

Friday 1/20 4dp5dt had Acupuncturist feel my pulse again because I just can't help myself lol she says it feels like a pregnancy pulse..patient asked me if I was pregnant...Co-worker said she read something about Jessica's getting pregnant in 2017 on FB, not that I believe in superstitions!!! A little crampy achey but not as much a little tired today... couple of flushed feelings like hot around 2...around 630 2-3 sharp darting pains that I went "ahhh"... I want to know now!!! Hot today but temp is 97.7 on non basal therm..disappointed temp isn't higher even though I never temped before lol

Saturday 1/21 5dp5dt Keep waking up early, achey crampy, back achey

Sunday 1/22 6dp5dt waking up early, cramps like period is coming, back ache... almost threw up when smelled dh breathe after he ate meat ball slider then talked to me I gagged quite a bit, I think I am making it up so I ask my friend to smell his breathe but they both just looked at me like I was crazy haha.

Monday 1/23 7dp5dt woke up to spontaneous orgasm, now nervous because not supposed to have orgasm due to uterine contractions..dizzy light headed in morning, no cramps today, no symptoms at all really, acupuncturist says slippery pulse still good, gassy bloated.

Tuesday 1/24 8dp5dt woke up early again couldn't fall back to sleep...woke up starving ...cried this am feeling emotional negative bc of no symptoms... had dream last night that I had a miscarriage like 5 years ago and I saw a picture of myself pregnant and I didn't remember it because I had blocked it out of my memory...Dr. called to say they are all rooting for me and I cried when listening to message. Feet are cold today at work back achey..got mad with DH because he was trying to make me call and order lunch and wouldn't just do it himself LOL.. later ready for bed at 8 but stepdaughter had practice, yawned all the way through it, had dinner and felt too full after I ate even though I feel like I didn't eat enough to make me feel that way. Blue veins on boobs more prominent at night.

39 next month and first ever BFP!

My husband and I got married in March 2015. I was 37 and he was 42. We were both morbidly obese @ 275#(me) and 445#(him). I was also suffering from severe fibromyalgia.
We started trying immediately to get pregnant but I wasn't overly hopeful because I felt so unhealthy. We tried eating "healthy" and lost some weight but we were hungry all the time. After 6 months we went to a fertility doctor. He put me on low dose thyroid medication and my husband on Clomid for low testosterone. My AMH and hormones were really good for my age. The doctor also prescribed fertility meds for me but I've only done two rounds of Clomid (one for the hormone test and one round a few months ago). My husband's sperm count increased but the quality decreased to the point that they were recommending IVF with ICSI.
In June 2016 we had gained some weight back and decided to try a ketogenic diet. I got down to 235# and leveled off but it also cured my fibromyalgia. My husband got down to 385#.
I had accepted around age 34 that I would never get married or have children so I have just been happy to have a wonderful man in my life, but it made me sad because he wanted a baby so badly. A few months ago we had a conversation and he was really wanting to go all out and do IVF. I felt the financial strain would be too much and wanted to trust in God. Shortly after that conversation they had a video in church about infertility/adoption and it was pretty emotional. We were invited to the front for prayer and I think it gave him some peace to know that God really is in control. Now just a few weeks later and we have our first ever BFP! I didn't test until 18-19 DPO because I fasted quite a bit this cycle (for the first time ever, also got my weight under 230#) and thought maybe it messed up my cycle. But I'm usually super regular so I finally bought a test and tested at 3 AM because I couldn't wait until morning! I pray that God will protect this little one. All the glory goes to Him!
I have not used ovulation tests for the last few months because I've always felt when I am ovulating and decided to trust my body and God. I had ovulation pain on one side January 7 (we BD'd that night) and the other side January 8 (usually I only have it on one side). I got up and put my pajamas on right after so it definitely isn't necessary to lay there lol. My husband usually takes at least 3-4 days to "recharge" so we really only get one chance per month.
I've definitely had increased appetite and have been taking naps (usually I can't nap even if exhausted). The last few days my chest has hurt a bit more than usual but not enough that I thought it was a sign. I have had minor cramping and kept thinking I was going to start my period any minute. Also my cat has been laying with me a lot this last week and she normally only lays with my husband. That was really unusual!

TTC 8 YEARS - 3 separate BPFs AFTER PROLACTIN LOWERED!!!

Hi all and all my prayers for those TTC!!!

I JUST HOPE MY STORY GIVES AT LEAST ONE PERSON SOME HOPE!!

Well it's safe to say I scoured these sites for many long long years leading up to the conception of my miscarriage, my beautiful daughter and now this little one.

My ex husband and I tried for 5 years (since we were 19 to 24 years of age). We found out he had very low sperm count under 1mill/mL and also morphology and motility problems. I was all good normal hormone levels, 28 days regular cycles etc. to think I couldn't have children was so heartbreaking for me as I had wanted to become a mother since a little girl. But I would stick with him through thick and thin as promised when we got married. We decided to try IVF just the once as that all we could afford at such a young age - but it failed miserably. After they collected 9 eggs, 7 were good, 5 fertilised .. after 3 days they all started dying. They still transferred the best one but got AF 2 days later! Absolutely shattered!!!! Well that was when I was about 23/24 Y.O (I am 29 now). We continued trying naturally and waited on the public system for IVF. That meant we would get 3 rounds covered by government. Well after almost 2 years of being on that waiting list FINALLY our appointment letter came in the mail! September 2012 was our appoint so excited!!! But hang on, next thing I know the hubby tells me he's no longer happy with me and he leaves, after 8 years together and 5 years of marriage!!!! HES NOT HAPPY?!? WHAT THE ACTUAL FECK!!! (Found out later he was screwing someone else behind my back but that's a completely different story on its own). So I had to cancel the appointment I had been waiting so so patiently for! Very traumatic time...

So that's part 1. First 5 years TTC.

When I had come to terms with being divorces and childless at the age of 24 after everything I had been through realised I was better off with him, that's when I found my next partner. He had no fertility problems and we tried for a Year and a half! nothing! Ended up breaking up with him for reasons I won't go into but was left thinking IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?? (Fertility wise)

Along come shortly after, the love of my life (DF). DF definitely had no fertility problems as he had gotten his ex pregnant twice, she aborted both. (Sorry to have to say that). So after a year of us trying I literally thought 'stuff it I'm going to the doctor! I MUST have something wrong with me!' The GP asked me if I had ever had 'milk' coming out of my breasts and weirdly enough I had for the past 3 years due to a medication I got out on after my ex husband leaving. He said 'there's your problem!' And ordered blood tests to see how high my prolactin levels were.

WELL...

I got a call from the doctors off 4 days later saying 'please come in the doctor needs to discuss your results with you'. So I went in absolutely CRAVING a MACCAS CHEESEBURGER WITH PICKLES and I usually HATE pickles!! Lol!!! Thought nothing of it and yep you guessed it, doctor tells me he also checked for HCG AND ITS AT 11!!!! OMG!!! I'm most likely pregnant!! Yes I was pregnant confirmed days later with more bt. So my prolactin level was still sort of high but I tell you what, I started taking VITEX that month and apparently that helps with prolactin levels! I decided to take vitex even before first seeing the doctor... But when I told him he was not too happy. I didn't understand why but now I do. That pregnancy ended in m/c at 10 weeks and no hb was ever detected. So I went off vitex. Had d/c July 2015. Heartbroken and beyond. But still happy I knew I *could* get pregnant.

About 4 months later I ended up conceiving again, which resulted in my beautiful DD. she was born August 2016.

And now I'm pregnant again :D (she's 4 months old).

I honestly believe Vitex helped as the doctor never ended up treating the high prolactin. The milk went away after one month of using it. Problem is I should have stopped taking once I got my first BFP. But I'm still over the moon with my beautiful amazing incredibly beautiful daughter who I've had to the most amazing man I've ever met and now we're expecting no2!!!!

Symptom - wise (and I'm being honest here after 8 years I learned how to OBSESS) but the only things I ever noticed was that one craving for cheeseburgers with pickles with the first pregnancy, and period pains 4-5 days leading up to when my period was due with all 3 pregnancies when if I wasn't pregnant the period pains only started once I got AF.

Thanks you Jesus for these beautiful miracles! I know YOU ARE THE REASON BEHIND ALL THIS!!! Amen and baby dust to all TTC xxxx

BFP after 4 years - 0.4 AMH and 0% morphology

I had been a stalker for a long time and finally time has come to write about my story as this may help someone with Hope . We got married in 2009 and got our first kid in 2010 by god's grace. For the second we started trying in 2012. Months passed but all BFN (big fat negative (pregnancy test)) and regular AF.Infact we tried all suggestion google gave, preseed,raising leg,alternate days, etc etc. Decided to finally visit doctor in Feb 2016 ( know it is too late ) ,Doctor did several checks and said AMH is 0.4 and DH (dear husband) Morphology is 0% only way is to recommend to fertility. We visited fertility treatment in Mar 2016.They checked my tubes,HSG, etc etc ( no issues found ) sighting AMH and Morph said IVF (in vitro fertilization) with ICSI is the only option. Already spent 3K, we both were not prepared for treatment. Finally informed my mom. She requested us both to follow couple of things as she learned about Indian Ayurveda from someone.

1) Dried winter cherry roots powdered & mixed with honey every night - both

2) Dried moringa flower(buds) powdered & mixed with milk every night - DH.

Along with this DH (dear husband) went for regular exercise and had doctors multivitamins everyday.

We followed it religiously and something got changed in last 8 months. THis cycle No AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) even after 3 days it was due, checked today morning and after 4 years of trying BFP!!!!!

We BD'ed 10,12,14,15,16 just before going to sleep.

Thank you God. Prayers for all TTCers.

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Miracle BFP after 2 LONG years TTC with IUI!

As I sit here and type this I literally can't believe I this is happening yet-does NOT feel real at all!!! I got my first ever bfp ever in all my life on November 12, 2016. SO much has happened in the last few weeks and I am currenly 7 weeks pregnant. I would love to share my story as reading everyone else's story got me through so much anxiety and gave me hope, this is a long story, but hang tight, I want to be precise for you ladies!

Background: I am 31, hubby is 32. I am in great shape, eat pretty great and workout about 3-4 x a week. I am not a heavy drinker but hubby loves his craft beers socially. We have been married for 10 years. 2 years ago we finally decided to try for our first baby, I had no interest in rushing starting a family because I wanted to have all our ducks in a row, finish my career, own a home, travel together and grow within our marriage. Fast forward now 2 years later, we would have never thought it would take this long-ever!! I figured it would take 6 months max. Started getting some diagnostic work to see if all checked out after 6 months of not even a hint of a bfp. All checked out on my end. My DH on the other hand had his first semen analysis done and he had a great count, but 2% morphology and pretty awful motility as well. I cried when I found out because that female Dr. made me feel like that report would cut our pregnancy chances each month by 50%. I was determined to change this!! I immediately did my research-boy am I good at this! Got him started on the fertile aid supplements for men, and made him take 2000mg of vitamin C a day, also got him on probiotics. After 4 months his numbers improved pretty great yet we were still not pregnant. Meanwhile during all this time I was getting poked and prodded still thinking it was me that had the issue and had all kinds of fertility lab tests done under the sun. Hormone labwork and HSG all normal. Nothing was working to help us get pregnant. I was so heartbroken every month and every one around me was getting pregnant so easily! So in the end of spring of 2016 I went to a well known RE (my 3rd one I had seen) and he immediately said we needed one more diagnostic test for me and brand new semen analysis for him. After him being on MONTHS of fertile aid and Motility boost supplements he still had again poor motility and poor morphology. Our next step was IUI with clomid and a trigger shot of Ovridel. The month before our IUI on November 1st, we had the final diagnostic for me which was the hysteroscopy (internal uterus check and biopsy under general anesthesia).
Man, if this did not help, I was going to scream....felt so sad to have all this done when people get pregnant for free always!!

Fast forward, we started on 100 mg of Clomid, turns out, I was told by my RE I was an egg making machine!! It worked like a charm, it made me have like 6-8 mature follicles on the first shot. So we did a trigger shot on Halloween, the next day, we did our IUI, and the good thing is my RE does back to back IUI's to maximize the chances of the egg meeting the sperm so ASK FOR THAT!!! Hubby after sperm wash was only 6.8 million good sperm and the day after on the 2nd insemination was only 5.3 million. Our RE said it was a very "marginal" amount, so he wasn't thrilled at all. But I figured, we are doing two, so it can help!!

Now for the DREADED TWW:
I had severe cramping on ovulation day/ insemination day, so I know the trigger shot worked!
DPO 1-8 NOTHING that told me I could be pregnant! I had period type low cramps every day like when I would always get my period, I was so distraught this expensive procedure that was NOT covered by our insurance would work and I prayed so much that it would. I literally would go in another room and cry by myself every night thinking this had failed and we would have to try multiple rounds and eventually have to do IVF. I didn't want my extremely faith positive husband to see me.

Then on 9DPO I was at the mall with my mom and I got dizzy twice. Thought that was weird for sure!
The next morning, I woke up and had a hint of egg white CM in my underwear which by the time I am about to get my period I am dry as s bone or get the sticky white CM. 2nd major clue. That night I took I clear blue test and got a faint BFP!!!! I knew it! All the praying we did to ask God for it to work the first time, and he listened!!
Don't get discouraged, and ask God almighty to step in and work a miracle for you, he has rescued us time and time again.
Good luck ladies, we are so excited and can't wait the arrival of our little blessing.

BFP after years of TTC

Let me just start out by saying... miracles are possible. My husband and I have been TTC for so so long. About 2 1/2 years. I have a blocked Fallopian tube (on my right side) and my husband has very low sperm motility and morphology. Meaning a large percentage aren't shaped right and they are very slow and sluggish. And in the last year we have found out through fertility treatments and multiple specialists ... that my right ovary (blocked side) is the side that produces the most and has the best eggs. My left side struggled. We did 5 months of Femara and 2 cycles of IUI. Which had to be done ONLY when I was ovulating on my left side, otherwise... it wouldn't work obviously. So many months had to be canceled due to the wrong side. We have been to 3 fertility specialists. All of which told us that because of my husband's low motility/ morphology of his sperm.. even when I was ovulating on my left side... his sperm had a 1% chance of getting where they needed to go without medical intervention- meaning IVF or IUI. So we prepared for our first round of IVF. I was due to start medications this month and then the egg retrieval/ egg transfer the following month. But.... by some miracle.. we got pregnant. On our own.... That 1% chance. MIRACLES HAPPEN .. do NOT give up.
Here was my 2WW symptoms. (Keep in mind I didn't think it was possible that we could get pregnant.. but I'm always paying close attention to my body and especially getting so close to our IVF)
3 days before I ovulated.. I did a fertility acupuncture session. I think this had a lot to do in helping us conceive.
Around day 13 in my cycle I felt pains in my LEFT side..
2DPO More small pains in left side.
3DPO-6DPO Really Hungry. Tired. Went to bed early.
10DPO boobs sore, swollen, heavy. (I thought.. dang.. here comes AF)
12DPO Took a test (because I do every month) 1 line and then another very faded line appeared after 10 minutes so I counted it as a BFN and evap took another test that night because I couldn't stop thinking about it.. same thing. Line after 10 min.
Cramped all night. Thought for sure I would wake up to AF
13DPO No AF in morning. POAS with FMU. Faint line again.. but not instant. Thinking I'm pregnant maybe. Felt slightly nauseas throughout day Like carsick almost. AF type cramps that night. Felt SO disapointed and angry at myself for getting my hopes up again.
14DPO Woke up- no AF. (I was due for AF at 13DPO) so I took another test with FMU and bam. BFP. Not crazy solid but it was there within 2 minutes. Took another digital test just because and there it was- the beautiful words PREGNANT.
In complete shock.
There was supposed to be no way this could happen without IUI or IVF. Haven't even told my doctor yet but DO NOT GIVE UP LADIES!!!

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