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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.

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.

BFP 12DPO

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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BFP 9DPO WITH CLOMID 100MG!

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!!!

BFP on 12dpo With IVF/ICSI

Finally excited to be able to share my story! My Husband and I have been trying for over a year. We found out in October we were dealing with a severe male factor and the only way we could conceive was through IVF with ICSI. Thankfully we have amazing insurance and were able to get the ball rolling right away. I had a 5 day transfer with two perfect blasts. I didn't have many symptoms. 0dp5dt - none other than some intense cramping that woke me up during the night 1dp5dt-2dp5dt - sharp shooting pain through my ovaries and uterus. Thought I was twisting an ovary. 3dp5dt - nothing 4dp5dt - I was walking on the treadmill and felt a pulling sensation where my left ovary is (same side as shooting pain). It felt like a tight muscle more than anything so I brushed it off. 5dp5dt - nada except a lot of period cramping 6dp5dt - a lot of period cramping, felt a "gush" and went to check. Had some brown spotting and immediately knew it was implantation bleeding 7dp5dt - BFP on a FRER! My advice? Don't over-analyze everything. It's so hard not to symptom spot, but I honestly felt the exact same as I normally do, especially right before my period comes. I'm excited to see what my beta is and if both of the blasts stuck around!

BFP After 2 Years - Second IUI and Vegetarian Husband Started Eating Meat!

We have been TTC our second for about 2 years (give or take). This was our second month of IUIs (with Clomid). All my parts seemed to be functioning per the testing we did, but my husband’s SA had low-average sperm quality and swimmability, hence the IUIs. This was going to be our last month doing Clomid and perhaps even doing IUIs. The Clomid made me feel so insane that it just wasn’t worth it to me to up our odds in exchange for my sanity. If I hadn’t been able to ovulate at all without it, maybe I would’ve been able to handle it longer, but since it was just to up our odds, I was done. But, it didn’t matter because we got our BFP! O – (day one) IUI #1 O - (day two) IUI #2 – I had two eggs this cycle and one popped on one day and the other on the next day. 1-10 DPO – Nothing at all. This was probably the most stressful time of my entire year (especially around IUI time, for other reasons), so I was distracted by life and the holidays (which was great so that the TWW wasn’t intolerable). 11 DPO – Super irritable, no patience and at lunch took a few bites of my meal and had to excuse myself because I thought I was going to throw up. 14 DPO – My period was supposed to come this day, but last cycle, the Clomid made my luteal phase about 16-17 days, so I didn’t think anything of it. I was really protecting myself this month and didn’t let myself get excited or read into anything because I know this crazy Clomid can mess things ups. I actually felt defeated and like this wasn't going to happen. My fertility clinic told me to test if my period didn’t arrive by this day, but I couldn’t. I HATE looking at negative pregnancy tests – especially when my period hasn’t come yet (so confusing!), so I was not about to test until I could be 99% sure it would be positive. I would rather start bleeding and know that way then look at a blank pregnancy test. 15 DPO-18 DPO – Period still not here, but not any real symptoms going on. Nipples are a tiny bit sensitive, but it’s so fleeting (and it could’ve been the Clomid or impending period). I was starting to think that maybe this was it, but I was so scared to test – what if my cycle was just messing with me? Kept telling myself that this could all go away and to not get too attached, but smiling every morning when there was no blood. Not sleeping very well at night - tossing and turning for the past week or so. 19 DPO – Finally got the courage and tested around noon and got a fast BFP!! I was so nervous to test and to have all of this hope vanish. I thought it was going to be positive, but how many times had I felt that same way and it been negative? I knew there would be tears either way and there were. I was sobbing with gratefulness. A few things to note: We will never know what did it for us. We had sex right before ovulation (with Pre-Seed) and then two IUIs and we’ll never know which one was the charm. Maybe this was just our time and would’ve happened regardless of the fertility help? I have no idea. But a few things we were doing… - I had been going to acupuncture twice a week since the summer to get my luteal phase longer and improve my blood quality and it worked amazingly well. Even a month or so in, my cycle totally changed for the better and my luteal phase was now at 14 days (with no spotting before). - My husband had been taking vitamins (Zinc, L Carnatine, Vitamin D3) since the summer to improve his sperm quality and it worked. He went from below average to right at average numbers. But listen to this – I urged him to go to acupuncture and he did and he’s a vegetarian. Our acupuncturist told him that in Chinese medicine, red meat (quality red meat) plays a huge role in virility and sperm quality and that he needed to be eating red meat 4 times per week if he wanted to see things really improve. I thought there was no way he was going to do this, but he did! And we saw a huge jump in his sperm quality with the IUIs – it went from 50% of his sperm being motile to 80%! So, if any of you have vegetarian husbands out there with sub-par sperm, this may help (if they can stomach it). Good luck to you all!

BFP After 1.5 Yrs With Endometriosis and Male Factor

Dh and I started TTC our first last Aug, 2011. Both of us were 32 y/o. After a couple of months, DH decided to have himself tested and he was diagnosed with bilateral varicocele. I got myself tested too and they found an endometriotic cyst inside my right ovary. DH was advised by his uro to take clomid for 3 months after which we went ahead with clomid and trigger shot, which didn't work the first couple of times. The dr then suggested we do 2 rounds of IUI (with clomid) which also didn't work. Last October, DH made the decision to undergo varicocelectomy. His uro advised him to take a semen analysis end of January to check if his count and morphology have improved. Apparently there wasn't any need for that anymore! I got my bfp last night, after a lot of spotting wherein I thought I was really about to get my period. Confirmed the bfp today with blood work. So ladies, don't lose hope. And, if varicocele is a factor, the surgery really does work:) we're so happy for our answered prayer:) God is really good! Hope this one sticks! Baby dust to all! Symptoms: exactly the same as when I'm about to get my period... Even the spotting was there!

BFP With First Round of Clomid and Prayer

I'm so happy to have finally gotten a bfp after 1.5 years of trying. While my husband was deployed I went to see my doctor to get a referral to an RE. Soon afterwards I saw my RE, who was so kind and caring to check me for any fertility issues while my husband was deployed. On September 2012 I went and saw him for first consult and he did an ultrasound of my ovaries, and told me everything appeared normal. Next, I was scheduled for an hsg in October 2012. My hsg was a total success, very quick and minimal discomfort. My results came back that everything was normal and there were no blockages. Got my progesterone tested on November 2nd and received results that I had not ovulated that cycle. I got my period 11/16/12. Once my husband got back from his deployment we made an appointment with RE on 11/20/12. We were unable to get semen analysis authorized by insurance, so we had to wait until it got approved. I got another ultrasound which showed good amount of follicles. RE told me I may have ovulated later or just not ovulated that cycle. RE prescribed me Clomid, and told me he knew couples that had achieved getting pregnant on first round. He prescribed 50mg, but told me just to cut the pill in half because I was too small. So I took 25mg of clomid CD 5-9. Which was perfect timing, as i was able to start clomid that same day CD 5 of my period! RE also told me to start using OPK starting cd 10, so I would not miss LH surge. Each day I took opk and did not see a smiley face, I lost a little bit of hope. However, up until my positive lh surge, I did have symptoms like I was about to get my period. I had cramping and body aches. On CD 16, December 1, 2012, I got a smiley face on my OPK! That month we had been having sex almost every other day. So on the morning of Dec 1, 2012, we had had sex, and then after positive opk we had sex again. Afterwards my husband pulled me and my legs up to get as much of semen inside. I'm pretty sure I ovulated between 12/2/12 and 12/3/12. On 12/2/12 I had light pink spotting when I wiped, and I read somewhere that was a sign a follicle had burst indicating ovulation. So about 5dpo 12/6/12, I started getting cramps and body aches, all the way until 14dpo. On 14dpo (12/15/12) I had a vivid dream that I took two pregnancy tests and they came up positive. In my dream I was looking for my husband to tell him the news but I couldn't find him lol. During the two week wait I prayed a lot to God to bless me with a miracle, and I tried to remain optimistic. I felt like my period was coming any minute. I did not have pregnancy tests either to check, and I think that helped me not to test sooner. On 13dpo (12/14/12) I used an digital opk to test for pregnancy. The opk was negative. 12/16/12 I was supposed to get my period, np but missed it. On 12/17/12 my husband got his semen analysis results that his morphology and sperm count were low, and we were so sad! We thought having a baby was out of our hands, and he was getting referred to a urologist. On 12/17/12 I took another opk and had a positive smiley face! I thought maybe I had not ovulated and my body was trying to ovulate again. My husband bought me a pregnancy test, but didn't want to test while he wasn't home, as I was scared for another disappointment. On 12/18/12 at 630 am as soon as my husband left for work, I took the digital pregnancy test, and in less than two mins the word pregnant came up!!! I was so shocked, I took another test and pregnant came up again! I tried calling my husband but he didn't pick up as he was driving to work. I couldn't believe it I was crying and happy and couldn't believe it had happened just like my dream! Soon my husband called me and I told him the awesome news!!!! I'm waiting for my first ultrasound on 1/24/13, and I'm so excited! Miracles do happen and we were able to get pregnant with sperm count and morphology issues. Have faith and I'm a believe that miracles do happen! Some of my symptoms: 5dpo cramping like period is coming, body aches 6dpo cramping 13dpo felt like period was coming any minute, nauseous, cramping, bloated, headache 14dpo really tired, falling asleep all the time 12/18/12 BFP!!!

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