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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.

After 11 Months and 1 Chemical Pregnancy.... AU NATURAL!

DH (35) and I (30) have been TTC altogether for 11 months - we got a very faint BFP after 7 months TTC but sadly the tests kept getting fainter and beta HCG showed only 9 then dropped to 2 = chemical pregnancy. After the cp, I started taking Vitex/Chasteberry Tincture. We also had a couple tests done -ultrasound to make sure cp had cleared and 21 day progesterone test - both were normal. DH got a SA - results for count good (76 mil), awesome volume (5 ml), motility normal (50%), but morphology was low at 98%. I was devastated as everything I read online suggested our only hope would be IVF with ICSI. However, this didn't seem possible as we just had conceived even if it was a CP! We saw one of the top male fertility urologists in our area who assured us as long as count and motility were ok, he is not concerned about the morphology and was confident that we would conceive again naturally. DH went on a "health kick" by reducing alcohol to just 1-2 beers per week, taking a regime of vitamins (maca, l-cartinanine, zinc, selenium, multivitamin, Co-enzyme 21) and eating more fruit/veggies. He continued drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day as the Dr. said it didn't make a difference. After 3 months, he got repeat SA and same good count, motility increased to 54% and morphology improved to 95% (kruger strict considered 'normal' above 96% but just barely!).

Now it's 1 month after that (4 cycles since cp) and I got a light BFP morning of 12/13dpo (not exactly sure the day I ovulated), a darker one the afternoon of 12/13dpo and now an even darker one this morning (13/14dpo - the day my period is due). It's still not quite as dark as the control line but it seems to be getting darker not lighter and coming up right away so I'm hoping this little bean sticks this time!!!!!!

I wasn't too obsessed with tracking symptoms this month but roughly- I did ovulate later than usual this month - got a pos. on OPK on day 17! I thought I had missed it. I think I ovulated about 17/18 but not sure. BD day 11, 13, 17, 18, 19 this month. My biggest symptoms were no PMS (anxiety/depression, sore boobs, headache).

0-7 dpo - Not much, I did have some diarrhea (TMI) but not sure if it's related
7/8 dpo - Some v. light cramping, almost 'fluttering' feeling around uterus
8/9 dpo - More light cramping/fluttering not painful - feel it more at night
9/10 dpo - Similar
10/11 dpo - At night can def. feel very light cramping stronger then before but not too painful, wet cm, more frequent urination. Tired.
11/12 dpo - Some twinges in uterus, checked cervix and felt low, wet, closed and firm but a little squishy (like it's engorged with blood a bit), in afternoon felt a stabbing in my uterus then in my nipples! very odd. Someone beside me was eating a chocolate bar and it was like he was holding it right under my nose - such a strong smell. More frequent urination. wetter down there. SOO tired, yawning. Ordered chinese food (very rare for me!).
12/13 dpo - Wetter down there, cervix moved up a bit, felt higher, wet, closed, firm but a bit squishy. Tested in am but with second am urine - Light BFP! Tested again in afternoon after holding urine for 4 hours - much clearer BFP that came up after a minute! boobs a bit sore.
13/14 dpo - Woke up at 2:45am - had to pee +++ so tested with this first am urine (even though it had only been 3.5 hours since last urination). Clear positive that came up after a minute. Later compared dried tests and this morning looks darker. Slight nausea, nipples look larger and puffier, tired.

I plan to go to the doctor this week but I'm really hoping this one sticks!!! I'm not sure if it's the vitex I was taking (which lengthened LP from 12 days to 13-14 days) or the vitamins DH was taking:) Pray for me that we will have our little bundle of joy in 9 months! Baby dust to all! I was convinced it wouldn't happen - but it will!!!!!! Very rare for people who really want a baby to not end up having one eventually regardless of the journey to get there! Even if this one doesn't stick (trying to be positive but realistic there is a chance it won't) I feel more confident now then ever that we will reach our dream of being parents!

BFP After Natural Cycle FET

Hi Ladies,

I stalked this board for a year and I'm (cautiously) excited to share my BFP story with you and give hope to those going through the dreaded 2ww! I remember reading through so many posts hoping to find someone's story that matched closely to mine so I could relate. I know it's early, but no matter how this pregnancy plays out (please please let it be positively!), it worked. I did get pregnant. I CAN get pregnant. So there is hope for me and all of you - stay strong!

Me - 34, no known issues
DH - 30, 1% morphology
Cycled at Cornell

After 2 failed IUI's with injectibles and one failed IVF/ICSI, we just completed a natural FET with 2 5-day blasts and got our BFP yesterday (beta 112 10dp5dt).

With the first three cycles, I had AF cramps and all three times, AF showed up/I got a BFN before beta. I had sore bb's, which looking back was surely a side effect of those nasty hormones!

This BFP cycle, I had af like cramping (pelvic pressure/heaviness) so I thought I was getting af (again). I have a VERY bloated tummy and the last 3 days before beta I've been very nauseous. My bb's are not sore AT ALL. Those really are the only symptoms....overall feeling like crap. This cycle, all I did was blood work starting CD 10, go two more times for blood work before I got my surge (no pee tests at all), then a few days later I took a zpack and medrol to get ready for the transfer, which was 5 days later. I started prometrium suppositories 2x a day the day after my transfer and that's it! I attribute my lack of sore bb's to not being on any stimming hormones this time, but every woman and every cycle can be totally different. I sort of just knew (only the af cramps really threw me off)!

If your periods are regular and you ovulate on your own, I highly recommend the Natural FET. I was skeptical thinking I NEEDED the hormone support to make it a success, but Cornell said if I can do it Natural there is no way I should do a Medicated cycle. I'm glad I trusted them! I was much less stressed out and my body was in its natural state. I don't regret my failed ICSI because without that, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to do the Natural FET!

I hope this helps someone who is in the scary, nerve wracking shoes I was just in!

Good luck to all of you ladies! I wish you lots of baby dust!

To God be the Glory... BFP After Almost 9 Months of TTC and Headed to Infertility Clinic!

I hope my story brings hope to anyone who has been trying for a while and is starting to get discouraged because believe me, I've been there. Hubby and I are both in our 30s and thought having a baby would be a piece of cake since I've never been on BC. We held off TTC for a year after we got married. I have a pretty regular cycle (28 days) and was using an ovulation app on my phone when we first started our journey. After the first 5 months, I started using the the Wondfo ovulation sticks and ClearBlue digitals w/ the smileys and kept getting positives. After the 6th and 7th month, I couldn't understand why it was taking us so long and would cry whenever my AF would come knowing full well it can take up to a year for healthy couples to conceive. I just wanted a baby so badly and I was tired of hearing people saying, "Oh, just relax and it will happen." Even DH kept trying to tell me not to stress, but I couldn't help it because I'm naturally a planner. Finally consulted my OB and ran some basic hormone tests which came back normal for me. February's cycle came along, and right before my ovulation time, DH had a sperm analysis. Ends up he has a very low sperm count and we were referred to the infertility clinic. :/ We were pretty devastated but as believers, we stayed hopeful and just kept praying. We BD'd normally and this time, I claimed pregnancy and rebuked infertility and AF from coming. I just kept saying that over and over in my prayers. =P I also went out and bought DH a bottle of FertilAid which arrived after my fertile window... And now it looks like he won't need it anymore, because WE'RE PREGNANT!! =) WOOHOO..infertility appt cancelled! All glory and praise be to God... don't give up hope! It will happen for you in His perfect timing. "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened for you." Matthew 7:7

Here's a little list of symptoms leading up to my BFP:
1DPO...weird, metallic taste in my mouth...I thought my gums were bleeding at work but they weren't =P
3-5 DPO...sore breasts
5 -14 DPO - sore breasts, feeling tired and more sleepy than usual (yawning a lot at work), more gassy, feeling hungrier (esp early in the morning), tummy growls, minor cramps here and there

As you can see, a lot of my symptoms are similar to PMS so I didn't really think anything different this time around except for the sore breasts which usually only happen a few days before my AF is due.

8 DPO - because of the early breast symptoms, something told me to test early and got a BFN on my Wondfo stick
13 DPO - faint positive on Wondfo pregnancy test...showed up within a few min
14 DPO (today) - a darker faint positive on another Wondfo stick and BFP on Equate Walmart brand test (comparable to First Response)...line popped up right away!! =D

Good luck and baby dust to you all!! Will be praying you all get BFP's soon! :)

A Natural Miracle

We have been ttc for almost 2 years now. I have been diagnosed with low ovarian reserve and DH has less than 2% motile sperm. Our doctor gave us a 1% chance of ever conceiving naturally. We have done two failed ivf cycles. The second one resulted in a pregnancy, but I lost the baby at 10 weeks in January.
This month we are away on a trip and I have just got my bfp - au naturale! We can both not believe its true. I was tracking my cycle with temps an watching my cm, but didn't hold much hope. We were actually going home for round 3 ivf next month! Hopefully we don't need it now!

O day- VERY painful ovulation!
1dpo-4dpo- temp rise, nothing much else
5dpo- 7dpo- funny taste in my mouth, a bit metallic.
8dpo- cramps/twinges
9dpo-cramps/twinges again bfn
10dpo- very hungry! Bfn (at this stage I assume I'm out as I had a bfp by this point with the ivf cycle) feel emotional and upset all day.
11dpo- have a massage and test at 3pm- a very very faint line. DH is not convinced he can see anything!
12dpo- fmu- bfn, smu- still very faint but a definite bfp! Hungry and cramps.
13dpo- smu- bfp!

My period is due tomorrow. My temp is still up and DH and I are praying, hoping and begging that this is true and we are finally having the baby we are so desperate to meet!
Lots of love and hope to every one ttc.... Whether you've been trying for 1 month or 10 years, it is an emotional journey! Please pray for us as I will for you!

BFP with God and IUI!!!

I am so happy to finally post my BFP story! My husband and I have been trying for 3 years to get pregnant. I am 33 with no issues and my DH is 49 with a low count. This was our 2nd IUI. We got pregnant with my first IUI in Sept. 2012 but miscarried at 6 or 7 weeks. I ovulate on my own but my RE felt that the more eggs the better the chances since my DH's count is off a bit. Keep in mind the first time we got pregnant I only had one egg and my DH's washed count was 1.5 million. I took 7.5 Letrozole CD3-7. I triggered with Ovidril on CD 10 at 9:15 pm and had 4 follies measuring 17, 19, 19, 21 and DH's washed count was 4 million. We had to trigger a day earlier than he wanted because my DH would be out of town. We had the IUI at 9:10 am CD12. Below are my symptoms:

1 DPIUI- woke up gassy and had pulling on both sides
2 DPIUI- gassy, slight cramping on left side
3 DPIUI- headache, cramping on and off
4 DPIUI- headache
5 DPIUI- nothing
6 DPIUI- light AF cramping, light headache
7 DPIUI- nothing
8 DPIUI- Feel like AF is coming. Woke up with a sore throat
9 DPIUI- Feel like AF is still coming, woke up gassy, tested BFN
10 DPIUI- Thought AF was coming
11 DPIUI- still cramping, gassy, having a hard time sleeping, testing BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 DPIUI- gassy, sore boobs on and off, headache, hard time sleeping
13 DPIUI- cramping, tummy ache, hard time sleeping
14 DPIUI- cramping and pulling on and off, lower back ache, light pink spotting once on tp only once, slept like a baby
15 DPIUI- cramping, Beta HCG 159, Progesterone 40 and I do not take supplements. I go back in 3 days to check HCG again.

We are super excited and so thankful that God has blessed us yet again! We're staying prayerful that this will be our little bundle or bundles of joy. With my husband's low count our RE wanted us to go straight to IVF but we insisted on trying the IUI first and was successful both times. Keep your faith and stand your ground when you know what is right for you!

Shock Natural BFP After 8 Years and 2 ivf Cycles!!! No Major Symptoms!

We got our long awaited bfp 2 days ago, still cant quite believe it. Every time I wake up I think aaw it was just a dream, then it clicks!
We have been trying for 8 years and have had 2 goes at ivf with no success at all due to mf infertility low sperm count and motility.
Well my husband started taking wellman conception vitamins 5 months ago just before our last ivf and although it didn't work this go either he kept taking them which I believe is what has helped us get our bfp this month. I also use clear blue digital opk's and this month we dtd on the day of my first positive opk and this month we tried fertilica fertility lubricant to help his swimmers and I used a soft cup to keep everything up there, and anyway voila it worked!
We are over the moon we never thought this day would come. :-)
My symptoms were pretty non existent, no nausea no fatigue, no back pain etc. Two things I did notice looking back was heartburn from about 7 dpo and no sore boobs which I usually get about a week before af. I only tested because I was 2 days late and that never happens.
Wanted to share my story in case it could help someone or give someone in a similar situation some hope. It really can happen!
Good luck to everyone still waiting for their BFP's it will happen one day. :-)

Low amh Low Morphology and BFP!!

Hi everyone. Very excited to be here. Praying this baby sticks! As you can see from title have been dealing with secondary infertility! Conceived baby girl on first try three years ago, ttc number 2 for 8 months which has seemed like forever and thought it would not happen! All signed up to start IVF this week due to diminished ovarian reserve and low morphology, told our odds were less than 5%!! My amh was tested twice at 5.1 pmol and 6.9 pmol, yes it increased!! Partner had only 1% morphology both tests, other numbers all good. Oh and my fsh was 19 and 18_ very bad. But here we are with a bfp!! Soooo very happy and please let us get thru this with a sticky healthy bub. Listing symptoms below, then under that how we treated my dor and hubby morphology, as I have to believe it has helped. 1dpo dizzy when I stood up, 6 and 7 dpo random 2 day cold with sneezing, 8 soo my cervix feels different like mushy and very soft on end, 9 dpo faint line on frer after hours of sitting, 10 dpo bfp strong line. No spotting before af! Usually spot up to 5 days before af and wondered if this was a problem. Anyhow here waiting to see if baby sticks. For those dealing with high fsh low amh, here is what I did. Supplement pre natal, fish oil, royal jelly, b6, evening primrose oil before ovulation, wheat grass, and vitamin d 3. This combined with weekly acupuncture for 4 months think got my body back in balance!! Only one tea per day, no smoking, no alcohol, but still ate a lot of rubbish I have to say. Hubby on menevit, which did not improve lab results but maybe it helped in someway. Wishing everyone else with infertility issues a happy ending. Ps I am 35 and hubby 33.


CD14: Decreased appetite and slight nausea. EWCM and positive OPK: ready to go after a 3 day break. OPK a very dark + like never before. BD. Big drop in BBT to 97.3
CD15: OPK +, BD
1 DPO: Dr calls to tell us that DH SA showed that he has less than 3% normal sperm morphology on the WHO scale. Starts talking about blood, hormone, ultrasound, and more SA testing. Also brings up IUI and IVF with ICSI as best possible option for us. I am devastated, so is DH. (97.58)
2 DPO: As you can imagine, very stressed, insomnia, fatigue and decreased libido ensue, both for myself and DH. (97.58)
3-4 DPO: Decreased appetite added to all symptoms from 2DPO. (97.75, 98.17)
5 DPO: Add frequent urination (97.6)
6 DPO: Add thirsty and diarrhea. (97.76)
7 DPO: All of the above, but instead of diarrhea, constipation. (97.58)
8 DPO: Nausea, Fatigue, Decreased Libido (98.2)
9 DPO: Nothing, some cramping in stomach after running and libido is back. (97.86)
10 DPO: Creamy, white CM, Nausea, and cramping during 6 mile walk. (97.9)
11 DPO: Nausea, frequent urination, increased appetite, bleeding gums and decreased libido. (98.2)
12 DPO: + PG test, cramps (98.48) Shock. Happiness and tears. We had spent the week at doctors' office talking about IUI and IVF with ICSI. DH was shocked into silence, he could not move he was so surprised. I only tested b/c temp was up and I was expecting AF tomorrow, she usually drops my BBT two days before showing up.

Also, the insomnia, stress, fatigue and decreased libido could have all been caused by the SA test results, in fact, DH had all the same symptoms, so please take those with a grain of salt. Also, the nausea was very very mild, but consistent.

So happy- I wish you all the best in your journeys and remember never to get discouraged.

Off BC since 7/2011, actively TTC since 7/2012 and just got SA results is Low (3% WHO) Normal Morphology

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Ok so we have had a few miscarriages and this will be my 5th pregnancy.
I took clomid cd 2-6, we used the persona fertility monitor and charted
We did nothing different than we had been doing, we bd whenever the mood took and made sure we did on a peak day.
cd 17 ovulation day
1dpo - nothing to report
2dpo - cats acting weird, wanting extra attention meowing and following me around
3dpo - felt like I was getting sick
4dpo - started coughing, bleeding gums
5dpo - viral chest infection started and feeling off food
6dpo - hot at night, dream of bfp and cats harassing me again bfn on ic
7dpo - faint line again on ic more bleeding gums and a break out of cold sores and mouth ulcers
8dpo - 3 faint lines but still had to squint feeling very hungry and dry cm
9dpo - faint lines again on ic's decided to take a frer and BFP!!!!

Overall I had all my classic signs from my previous pregnancies including an acne breakout and skin problems but the main symptom was the absence of PMS I had none at all.

My Beautiful BFP

My husband and I have been TTC for more than 2 years now. We were really discouraged since my husband sperm count was very low. However, this cycle I decided that I would REALLY try. So I started using OPKs (wondfo brand), charting my BBTs, taking Vitex (800mg from last day of period till ovulation), BD everyday during my fertile window (twice on O day) with Pre-Seed and ate pineapple from 3DPO to 7DPO.
I really didn't feel much of symptoms this cycle compared to the other cycles.

1DPO- Insomnia
2DPO- Insomnia
3DPO- Dull backache, headache, sneezing (unusual), cramps (usual for me after ovulation), disrupted sleep.
4DPO- Cramps (usual), sneezing (unusual), constipation (unusual)
5DPO- Bloated, constipation
6DPO- Bloated, skin break out (usual), emotional (usual)
7DPO- Bloated, constipation, nausea, skin break out, tender breasts (hmmm, they never get so tender this early), metal taste, emotional
8DPO- Bloated, stuffy nose and sneezing (felt sick), tender breast, disrupted sleep
9DPO- Bloated, hungry, tender breasts, metal taste. Took a HPT (wondfo brand) and left it beside the sink. I didn't even bothered to look at it because I knew it was so early. Went to have breakfast and when finished remembered the test I left in the bathroom. For my surprise there was a super duper faint line there? I thought it was an evap so I throw it away.
10DPO- Constipation, skin break out, tender breasts are killing me!!, sneezing, metal taste. It was my BDay and I love wine so my husband went and bought 4 bottles to celebrate. I had the super faint line of the day before on the back of my head so I went and took another test just to have peace of mind. After like 10 min a faint line appears but this time it's a little more visible and it was light pink!. I tell my husband and he thinks I'm crazy and that it was all in my head. Didn't touch the wine just in case.
11DPO- More of the same symptoms. Took another test and the line was darker, still light but more visible. Told hubby and he went to get me a CBD from the pharmacy. Waited like four hours and took the digi which was a BFP!!!

We are very grateful for this blessing and hope to have a healthy nine months and a healthy baby soon.
Wishing the miracle happens soon to you all!!!