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BFP with Male Factor

Male factor infertility can certainly insert a few turns and detours on your path to your BFP. If you've managed to get double lines on your pregnancy test despite contending with male factor infertility, we want to know about it! Send us your story through this contact form.

Only had one embryo and it took!

My DH and I just did our first round of IVF. Our issue was male factor. I'm 33 and he's 41. I didn't respond well to the meds so I only had 2 eggs to retrieve and 1 that was mature. It fertilized and we did a 3 day transfer.
Well, that baby was a fighter and it took!
My bb's and nipples were soooo sore about 6dp3dt, so I took a test. It came back positive about an hour after. Did three more tests, that day and day 7 all of them popped up positive AFTER the allotted time. Finally 8dp3dt my pink line popped right up! Had beta day 10 and I'm definitely pregnant!

Other symptoms, I bruised in four places from acupuncture at 7dp, bb's veins were much darker and I had "odd" cramping not consistent with my normal AF cramps. They were twingy and inconsistent. But above all my bb's/nipples were so sore I couldn't sleep on my stomach anymore!

That's it! Good luck to everyone. Still doesn't feel real!

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Shocked!! BFP au Naturale with 1% Morphology

I promised myself I would post my story if and when I ever got my BFP! These stories really got me through some devastating months. My husband and I started our TTC journey in January. We knew he had varicocele but he wanted to try for a few months before getting it checked out. From the very beginning I was charting taking my BBT, using OPKs, preseed, and lying flat after DTD with my legs in the air for 30 minutes. My periods fluctuate within four days every month. I was getting positives on the ovulations kits and having periods monthly. My doctor said there was no reason to test me yet but that my husband needed to go get his varicocele checked out. So he made an appointment for the end of March. He went in for a SA and we got devastating news. His count was 37 million (low end of normal), motility was fine, but his morphology came back at 1%. The doctor said not to give up yet that we could conceive on our own - it may just take a while. In the mean time he also had normal checkup with his PCP and had a blood test. He found out that he had a SEVERE vitamin D deficiency. He was prescribed 50,000 I/U's of vitamin D twice a week for three months and then once a week for another three months. On month four he started the vitamin D prescription and switched from briefs to boxers. Two more months went by and nothing. We were timing everything perfectly so I just didn't understand. After reading all kinds of boards, I was convinced he was going to have to have surgery and/or go straight to IVF due to the morphology issue. My doctor told me to give it a few more months before we did anything drastic because his sperm could change. We were about to make an appointment for a second SA in August but we didn't have to - I got my BFP in JULY!!! The only thing we did differently was we had sex MORE! We DTD four days before ovulation, two days before, one day before, the day of, the next day and day after that. It was almost exactly 90 days after my husband started taking the vitamin D and switched to boxers. I've heard it takes 90 days for sperm to change so I can't help but think it had something to do with that. I'm about 4 weeks today so I'm still being cautiously optimistic. I have prayed every day for this baby!! Here are my symptoms by DPO:

1 DPO - Nausea and cramps
2 DPO - 5 DPO - nothing much
6 DPO - nausea, cramps, and I couldn't drink one glass of wine without feeling sick (weird)
7 DPO - nausea, cramps, extreme fatigue!
8 DPO - nausea, cramps, I tried to drink my morning coffee and almost puked! I live for my coffee!!
9 DPO - still lots of nausea. I decide to take two WONDFO tests that night. I waited 10 minutes and BFN. I left my test and three hours later was about to throw it away and noticed the faintest of faint pink line on BOTH. I'm freaking out because I dont know if it's even valid since it was so many hours after but I have never seen a line before.
10 DPO - nausea, cramps, take a FRER and wondfo - both have a very very very faint pink line - almost so faint that i'm doubting it. I went to by a clear blue digital (even though I know normally they are not very sensitive) and more FRER. I take a FRER, WONDFO, and Clearblue digitial and it shows up PREGNANT within three minutes. The other two had visible faint pink lines. I'm in SHOCK!
11 DPO - I took four more tests and the lines were a little dark
12 DPO - lines a little darker!!

I still can't believe it. I'm praying for a sticky bean!! Don't lose hope!! :)

God is good all the time, pregnant with low sperm count

I have been trying to get pregnant and following this site for 2.5 years now. I am 34 and my husband is 29. I first found this site when I was diagnosed with intrauterine fibroids. I had surgery July 2012 to remove them. After the myomectomy surgery the doctor told me one of the friboids was as big as a grapefruit and the other two were smaller. After two months of recovery and a follow up the doctor said everything looks good. We can begin trying again. This was my OBGYN who did the surgery. She said after two months if we are not pregnant to come back. After five months of trying with OPK's, preseed, and fertile aid for men, I went back to my OBGYN. She said often times its the male who is the issue and not the woman. She said my husband should get a semen analysis and she will check my hormone levels. My levels came back normal but my husbands sperm count was 17 million. We were shocked. We did not expect that. The Urologist but my husband on clomid and vitamins. We redid his sperm count and it came back lower. We talked to my OBGYN about artificial insemenation. She put me on clomid 50mg cycle days 5-9. We went for the IUI last year in July and it did not take. After that we decided to take a break and just do it naturally. I even use soft cups and putting my legs up for 30 minutes in the air after intercourse. Nothing helped. Months went by with negative pregnancy test. Every month I thought I was pregnant. I had the all the symptoms and only to be disappointed when my period came. This year we went back to the urologist and he said he believes my husband has a varicocele. He wanted him to get an ultrasound done, and if it came back positive he will need sugery. We were not to keen on the surgery but was willing to give it a try. The day before my husband was to get the ultrasound done, we got news that his father passed away. We put baby making on hold. A couple of months after we decided to do the artificial insemintation a try in April. That also did not take. We went to talk to a RE in May to consider IVF. He told us that looking at my husbands count and his motility, it would be impossible to get pregnant. He gaved us a big discount on his prices, mainly because I worked for the hoispital that hires him and he said I would not need to be on alot of the fertility medications, since my periods are regular and I ovulate on my own. He did an ultrasound in the office and found two fibroids. He said they were not a problem and were not in the way of me conceiving. He also noted I had a cyst in one of my ovaries probably from the clomid. He said he will put me on birth control pills. WHen he is ready for me to come to in for the intitial IVF he will have me stop the pills and take the placebo. We were still debating if we wanted to do the IVF because we were also in the process of buying a new home. We didnt want to get pregnant and be broke. My insurance does not cover for any infertility trwatments so every thing has been out of pocket. Since the birth control bills were free from the RE, I decided to take them home any and I husband I will further discuss if we wanted to do the IVF. When I got home I started taking the pills for a few days. During that same week my husband and I decided we will wait on the IVF and concetrate on buying the new home. I stopped taking the pills.

A few days later my period started.It lasted 3 days. After a week my period started again. I thought my body was trying to adjust after being on the birth control pills. This happen in the month of June. The first week of July we moved into our brand new home. My period was suppose to come July 9. It never showed up. The next day I felt some cramps and a sharp pain in my lower back. I thought my period was coming but it never showed. Two days went buy and my period never should came. On Sunday a week after we moved into our new home, I decided to take a pregnancy test after missing my period for four days. The test came positive immediately and it was one of those 88 cents test at walmart. I could not believe my eyes.I got pregnant naturally after trying for 2.5 years. Normally I am testing five days before with the FRER 5 day sooner test. My husband was at work, so I made dinner and baked a cake with the words "IM PREGNANT". When he came home he was totally shocked. He couldnt even eat his dinner. He only drank the apple cider I had bought for us to celecbrate.

Sorry this is so long. But this site has helped and I hope my story will help someone. I am still waiting on the blood test to confirm the pregnancy.
My only symptoms were the sharp pain and cramping. I am 4 weeks and 3 days and I get cramping here and there and hunger pains.

For all the ladies still trying, dont give up. It will happen keep the faith.

I can't believe I get to post my story!!!!

After 3 years of trying, we are pregnant. I have been through so much in the last 3 years I just can't believe this is real.

I'm 39 and have 4 children ages 20,18 and 13yo twins. I had a tubal ligation after the twins.

I got married again and had tubal reversal. I wasn't getting pregnant, checked my tubes,,,,, all good,,,,tried and tried,,,,, more testing found out that my husband had MFI and so we put him on vitamins and started doing IUI 3 rounds all BFN. Then found an IVF study a year and a half later ( all along still trying)and we could afford it so did that and BFN. We were waiting for my period to start so we could do 1 last round of IVF and My period was late I didn't think much of it because of all the drugs I've been on and thought I was just messed up from IVF. Anyhow my period is never late so at 5 days late I peed on a stick and surprise !!!!! I drove right to the Dr and made sure it was true. My beta was 240!!!!! I am 5w1d today. I never thought this would happen. And we didn't do anything.

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First BFP in 2.5 years

My husband & I have ttc our first for 2 1/2 years. I hated hearing "oh, it'll happen" because how could anyone know that? Well...here's our story:

After 1 year ttc, we started doing tests. My HSG came back great & charting was proving that I was ovulating. However, semen analysis came back slightly abnormal (normal concentration, abnormal motility & morphology). After further testing & dr appointments, it was determined dh had a varicocele & low testosterone. After 6 months or so, DH went for surgery. Surgery was a success. While semen numbers were still low, they were much improved. Unfortunately, I was still getting BFNs every month. So, a little over 2 years ttc, we started seeing an RE. The first month with her, we did a natural IUI - BFN. The second cycle, it was discovered that ovulation tests did not work properly on me. So even though I was ovulating on my own, my RE put me on low levels of Clomid, estrogen, & progesterone through that cycle. I ovulated before we had a chance to do an IUI that cycle, but it appeared that I had 2-3 good follicles. Regardless, it was BFN. The third cycle, RE upped the Clomid, added low dose Metformin (since my testosterone was borderline high), & kept me on estrogen & progesterone. U/S showed 3 good follicles. So, we did one IUI 2 days after the U/S, we did a trigger shot that night, and another IUI 36 hours later. During that cycle, here were my symptoms:

1-10 DPIUI - nothing much out of the ordinary - sore breasts (typical) & some moodiness. I did notice an increase in acid reflux.
11DPIUI - BFN. I cried nonstop for an hour. It was super emotional. Felt normal all day. That night I noticed that my ab muscles suddenly felt as if I had done 100 crunches, and I did zero exercise. I also noticed mild bloating.
12DPIUI - ab muscles still sore & tight. Bloating increased. I was constantly trying to suck in my stomach at a dinner with family.
13DPIUI - ab muscles tight, sore, and major bloating. Thought it was all the increased meds & first time trigger shot. Called the dr because I was worried. They were not & it really annoyed me. They told me to take a HPT the next morning & call with result.
14DPIUI - BFP for the very first time ever. I was (and still am) in complete shock. Blood work that day at the dr confirmed pregnancy. 2 days later, I went for more blood work & the dr said HCG had risen an appropriate amount & scheduled an U/S in 2 weeks.

I am now just 4 weeks, 4 days. At times, I look about 3 months preggo due to the major bloating. And I am still in total shock & disbelief. I'm nervous of miscarriage & want soooo desperately for everything to go right. I just hope that this post gives others as much hope as the many I have read over the past 2 1/2 years. Baby dust to all!!!

BFP w/ IUI & MFI

I can't believe this is even real. I read a million BFP stories and tried to find hope and our miracle in each one. It's finally our turn and I'm shocked. We have been trying for 15 months. Our issues included my age of 39 years old and his morphology of 0%. We tried everything including Clomid, Letrozole, two failed IUIs and then changed REs. First month with new doc who have gave us the chance of less than 10% tried letrozole w/ a few injectables (samples, we couldn't afford a real injectable cycle yet), a trigger shot, and IUI. This IUI was totally different. We had 138 million motile sperm and I released at least two eggs. I instantly felt cramping and burning pain that lasted all night long after the IUI.
1-2dpo/1-2dpiui- nothing, started progesterone on 2dpiui
3dpo/3dpiui- mildly tender breasts, constipation
4-8dpo/4-8dpiui- nothing
9dpo/dpiui- huge BBT implantation dip, that afternoon had breast tenderness increasing throughout the night, constipation, cramps, nausea, took pregnancy test- faint line, ? HCG trigger shot remaining
10dpo/10dpiui- breast tenderness, constipation, skin breakout, gassy, irritability, cramps, dizziness, back pain
11dpo/11dpiui- breast tenderness, constipation, skin breakout, gassy, irritability
12dpo/12dpiui- breast tenderness, constipation, skin breakout, gassy, irritability, cramps, fatigue, bloating
13dpo/13dpiui- scant brown spotting (one episode)
13-14dpo/13-14dpiui- breast tenderness, constipation, skin breakout, gassy, irritability, cramps
15-18dpo/dpiui- breast tenderness, constipation, skin breakout, gassy, irritability, cramps, fatigue, nausea, bloating
16dpo/16dpiui- BFP!!!!!!

Our beautiful BFP- round one success with ICSI!

Here's a little bit about us! I am 25 my husband is 26, we were married 2 and a half years ago and have been trying for just shy of 3 years. After hundreds or blood tests, 5 rounds of clomid ( ovulating well each cycle) laproscopic surgery to check for endometriosis, and my husbands sperm tested we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We were beyond frustrated and referred for IVF. Because of our age I was hesitant to go down the IVF road, and held onto the hope we would conceive naturally. Eventually i was sick of the disappointment and we moved into IVF. It has been the best thing we have done, we discovered my husband had low motility which was not picked up before and we needed ICSI to conceive. We got our BFP first go!!

Here are some of my symptoms :) sorry it's in reverse!

8dp5dt- very positive pregnancy test at 2am! Had a suspicion I was pregnant and couldn't sleep!! Positive blood test this day also! BETA 77.
7dp5dt- dizzy spells and hot flushes and sweating in afternoon, nausea when smelling strangers body odour, heartburn, fatigue, nausea, cramping and fullness around ovaries, bloated stomach.
6do5dt- extreme exhaustion, spent afternoon on the lounge couldn't move so tired . Heart burn, cramping. Hot flushes. Dizziness.
5dp5dt- diahorrea, stomach pain, exhaustion.
4dp5dt- swelling.
3dp5dt- swelling.
2dp5dt- swollen stomach and constipation. (From egg retrieval and progesterone I suspect)

Since my positive pregnancy test I have continued to be exhausted, period style cramping, nausea and heart burn. At 5 weeks my boobs are now starting to hurt also. I know it may sound cliche, but the three years of heart ache and disappointment feels like a distant memory now. I would do IVF 10 times over to get this result, and from my experience IVF was no where near as bad as I had expected!!

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BFP at 15dpo 9 weeks after vecectomy reversal!

Hi thought I'd share my story. Only been ttc for 2 months. This will be baby #6!! My final baby! I have 5 boys already and while I was pregnant with my last, DH and I decided it would be best to get a vecectomy done. When my youngest was a year old we decided to try once more for a girl but would be happy with another boy, but this is defo the last!

1st month I didn't take any vitamins or exercise at all really. Bfn.

The next month I decided I was really gonna make the effort and decided to make sure I was healthy and in good shape to conceive so I walked 2 or 3 times a day, a mile each time, occasionally burnt off 150 cal on the crosstrainer and began taking 7 seas trying for a baby vitamins. (made me feel really good)

BD a couple times leading up to O and when O test was + we BD again and a couple days after.

At 8dpo I started testing every day (some times more than once) which was silly, I know. I had tender swollen boobs everyday up until day 11 when the swelling subsided. Had stabby pains in lower right side, occasional AF like cramps (just once or twice a day for a min) noticed veins on one boob and my chest at about 9dpo. defo felt pregnant! Tests kept coming back bfn! Tried 10mlu ic's and superdrug 10mlu cheapie and cb digital. Still bfn.
Then on 13dpo I took a superdrug test at night and it was bfn and I took an almighty strop like a toddler and cried coz I was so sure and finally let go that this wasn't my month.

The next morning I took a predictor test only because I had it left and I was due AF the day before and still nothing. Bfn... Until 10 mins later I could see a tiny line that I wasn't even sure was there, so later that day I took a FR, same again. Looked bfn until 10 mins later then really faint almost invisible line. They can't all be evaps, right? Next morning (15dpo) I took one more 1st response 6days early and again a faint line but darker and defo visible in any light at all. So there it is BFP with baby number 6, 9 weeks after vecectomy reversal.

He only had vecectomy for coming up 3 years so he didn't have it long. Very happy!

Don't give up hope. It's not over till AF shows! FX for all u ttc. Baby dust to all ***** ;) xxxx

Ps not a very good photo lol but it's all I had.

Miracle

I'm posting this to give all the ladies who are struggling to reach your goals some hope.
Background info:
Husband - low sperm count, low morphology, and low mobility.
Me - irregular ovulation, long cycles (42 days), recent diagnosed with insulin problem had to take Metformin.

We started with 1 round of unmedicated iui, 1 round of clomid iui, 3 rounds of folistim iui. NONE of those worked.
Then after taking about 7 months off to recuperate my body, we decided to start with IVF.
12 eggs were retrieved, 8 were mature, and only 4 fertilized. Doctor said that my egg quality is not so good might be due to the insulin problem. There was only 1 fertilized egg reached blastocyst stage and GDP was performed. It was our ONLY normal blastocyst. While waiting for the GDP result we has to freeze the embryo.

We had a frozen embryo transfer and I thought this would not work when I heard that people transfer multiple embryos at a time and sometimes only one would take.
There was no symptoms during the wait besides pulling sensation in the lower abdomen area ( blood work was 9 days post transfer).

The progesterone oil injection was so torturing and I needed a reason to go on, so I cheated and tested on the 6th day after transfer. It was a faint positive!! This makes the injections so much more bearable!

9 days post transfer:
1st beta = HCG 181
11 days post transfer:
2nd beta = HCG 587

Ladies, no matter how unlikely it is, there is hope and it will happen!! Hang in there and believe in yourself!!

Miracle on TTC Street!

I thank God for allowing this miracle to happen. I am 38, hubby is 39, and we've been trying to conceive for 2 years. Hubby was diagnosed with low sperm, motility and count. I had fibroids and possibly "old eggs". I conceived June 2013 after IUI with Clomid, but miscarried at 9 weeks. We knew there was trouble with that pregnancy from the start as my HCG was not doubling from the beginning and the baby did not measure correctly. Before we had the IUI, the doctor said my fibroids would not get in the way, but after the miscarriage, he concluded that they might have had something to do with it. So I had a myomectomy in October 2013 to remove them, and was told we couldn't try to conceive for three months until I healed. Those 3 months felt like an eternity! We tried IUI with Clomid 2 more times, and then finally decided to move on to IVF last month. It was the best decision we ever made. After a Follistim protocol, I ended up with 8 mature follicles, 3 of which fertilized and were transferred. I was shocked that only three fertilized and we had nothing to freeze, but as they say, it only takes one. How about this for timing... we had the embryo transfer on my husband's birthday, and on my birthday I found out I was pregnant via blood test! It was seriously the best birthday of my life. I never thought my 38th birthday could be so blissful! I am now 7 weeks, and the ultrasound reflects a perfect baby with great measurements and heartbeat. My due date is January 5, 2015.

As far as symptoms, I had virtually none. No breast tenderness, no nausea, no tiredness. Maybe a couple of hot flashes, but I've learned that fertility meds often cause them, so I didn't put too much stock in that. I did have implantation bleeding on 11 dpo. I recognized it immediately as I had it in my previous pregnancy. The only difference is that in the previous pregnancy, I had the bleeding on 13 dpo. I don't know how true this is, but I've read if you have implantation bleeding that late, that may result in miscarriage, because it shows that the embryo was slow to implant and therefore defective. At least that was very true in my case.

Ladies, if this could happen to me it will happen to you. Don't lose the faith. I know it's hard, but in the end when it does happen, it will all be worth it. Keep praying for God's will to be done, and not your own. That shows him that you aren't expecting him to do things on your watch and that you respect his timing. Enjoy life while TTC and trust that this will happen when it is meant to. And a final piece of advice - if you are teetering between IUI and IVF, just do the IVF (if of course you have the means to do it). We are fortunate to live in CT where it is covered by insurance, so that helped. For some reason I was initially scared to do it, but once it was all over I realized it wasn't that bad. I was kicking myself after 4 IUI's and wished I had done IVF sooner. The cycle goes by so quickly and the meds are not nearly as awful as Clomid can be. I love you all! Keep on persevering and know that miracles happen all the time! I'm praying for all of you sweet ladies.

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