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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.

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. *TESTING* 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!!!

2 and a Half Years TTC

My husband had a vasectomy reversal in 2010 and it didn't work very well. Ended up with a low sperm count of 7 million per/ml. We did almost everything I could think of to try and conceive, but didn't feel like it would ever happen. I finally gave up about 3 months ago and said, if it happens, great! If not, that's ok too. Even though I was pretty much feeling sad and frustrated about the whole thing. Anyways, this month , Jan 6th I started af. I got all my normal af symptoms after ovulation. I always get sore breasts, spot and I get irritable a couple days before. My breasts always stop hurting the day before I start. Well, it was 13 dpo, 2 days before I was going to start, and I started spotting, so I just assumed I was about to start. My breasts quit hurting also. I don't know why, but I decided to test, and to my surprise it came out positive... so I did another and it was positive! Since I was spotting I got worried and went and got a beta done. It was 44, and then 2 days later it was 154. So even with low sperm count it worked! AND I had no symptoms at all, and still don't. No sore breasts or anything. I've been pregnant before, so I know the morning sickness will kick in soon. It just felt normal as usual, like af was coming.

My Birthday Surprise!

Never thought it would've ever happened. My husband and I have been TTC for nearly a year with 2 years NTNP and we got our BFP confirmed on my birthday!!!! We are beyond excited!!! I started temping for the first time this cycle along with pre-seed and softcups and heart to hearts with GOD!! I had gotten so discouraged and stopped temping and caring mid-cycle because I just knew I was wasting my time. But on 12 dpo I decided to just check. Never expected there would be a faint line!! Dpo 1-7 nothing! Dpo 8- headache Dpo 9- headache Dpo 10- headache and backache Dpo 11- headaches still nothing else. Thought af would come on time. Preparing to try again next cycle. Dpo 12- cramping on left side, noticed my cm was quite clumpy and I can't remember ever having this. Decided to take a IC test and low and behold a second line shows up!!!!!! Tested with digital and BFP!!!! Dpo 13- same! Dpo 14- confirmed BFP with my doctor!!!