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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.

BFP with Clomid and Male Factor

Me and my partner have 2 children already both were conceived easily, my son was a one hit wonder and my daughter was conceived on the 4th cycle TTC. We started TTC in September 2011 the same month I had a chemical pregnancy and miscarried a week later at around 20 dpo.
We visited a fertility doctor with our local trust and I was put on a diet and exercise plan and my partner underwent semen analysis' 4 times. Eventually my bmi became within range and his sperm quality and motility became increasingly better so we were given an increased dose of Clomid. on the 3rd round of 50mg we finally got our bfp, and the irony? We were sat in the drs office totally unaware I was already pregnant. We are thrilled to be expecting #3 in May 2013. It took us 1 year to get to this point and will be our 3rd and final child :)

so cd 15 + opk
cd 16 temp dived
cd 17 o day - no ovulation symptoms
1 dpo - nothing
3 dpo - nothing
4 dpo - nothing
5 dpo - temp dive starting to think I didn’t ovulate after all
6 dpo - temp rise and cramping
7 dpo - temp dive again and cramps
8 dpo - no pms?
9 dpo - something off feeling full and achy uterus BFP with FRER!
10 dpo - BFP with cb digital
11 dpo - temp went triphastic
13 dpo - bfp with cheapie brand!

Thanks for reading!

BFP @ 14dpo w/ Poor Morphology

Hi y'all!

I'm 28 and my husband is 30. I just got my first ever BFP (with first response confirmed with clearblue digital!) at about 14dpo on cycle #6. It will be our first child!!!! We are so happy and grateful. After actively trying for 4 cycles (doing OPKs) I was so stressed out thinking there was something wrong with me, so I went to see my OBGYN for some basic fertility tests. Blood test showed I was ovulating, ultrasound looked great too. She then asked for DH's SA and the results were good counts, good motility but horrible morphology. only 2% normal forms. My doctor told us to go see a urologist and she was not going to proceed with any other infertility treatment such as Clomid until a final report from urologist. I was devastated because mostly of what I found on the internet was that poor morphology is very hard to change and the solution is IVF. My husband was sent to a urologist who ordered a second SA. Results were better - 4% normal forms. His doctor encouraged us. He said still his overall numbers were good and we could get pregnant on our own. He then ordered a blood test for him and the results were scary: very low testosterone levels and FSH. He was prescribed Clomid (for men... ) to try get his testosterone levels up and started taking it one week ago. Today I just found out I'm pregnant which means he got me pregnant all natural because he wasn't taking Clomid when we conceived.
Now I 'm praying for a healthy pregnancy and looking forward to calling my doctor tomorrow morning with the great news!

Now, a little bit about symptoms. Not many different ones. The normal ones pre af symptoms =: tender boobs, bloated, etc.
CD13 positive OPK
CD14 assumed ovulation day.. but this cycle I did not feel the usual ovulation pain.
1dpo - 11 dpo - I felt drier than the usual. Less cervical mucus.
11 dpo - noticed an increased appetite. I ate well on previous night but woke up starrrrrving and it's been like that ever since. Increased appetite in the mornings. I usually start spotting at the end of 11dpo and then will spot for the next 4 days before af arrives full force. but nothing until end of the day. I started being cautiously hopeful.
12 dpo - decided to take a pregnancy test with FMU. BFN. Devastation. Thought I was out and told my husband... of course it's not gonna be this month honey... Clomid hasn't started to kick in in your system yet.... . So I was waiting for spotting to start at any time. But it didn't start by end of 12 dpo. Went to bed dry as bone.
13 dpo - no spotting still.
14dpo - no spotting. but I'm a spotter... well we went out for an amazing breakfast with my husband (today is Sunday morning) and on our way back stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up early response. at this point I was suspecting it could be positive because I always start spotting latest at 12dpo but this cycle nothing. I was thinking maybe it would be a false negative because I wouldn’t be using FMU? Well second line appeared almost immediately. I cried. We ran back to Wal-Mart and bought clearblue digital and it said " pregnant". I'm pregnant!!!!!

I know I haven't been on this journey for as long as so many of you have but it can happen. Don't lose hope. Every month is a race inside of us and one day a little sperm will make it up there. It happened to us with a poor morphology diagnosis, all-natural.

What we did different this month:
- Stressed less. Last month we bd 10 days straight. So much stress on my poor dh and I had so much mid cycle bleeding as a consequence. This month we took it easy. Maximum 2 days straight when I got a positive opk I guess it worked better for us.
- Went swimming on ovulation day, exercised more (walked for about 40 minutes 4 times a week)
- Stopped charting.
- Brought back my daily cup of coffee (which I absolutely love) and stopped with the green tea (which I don't like but was trying to take it because I heard it could help)
- Took a breaking on taking maca, vitamin b, robitussin during ovulation time.
- Only used Pre-Seed as a lubricant for the days I wasn't fertile (had no ewcm)
- Had about 3-4 alcoholic beverages weekly. Had fun!!!
- Took a glass a day of Trader Joe’s not from concentrated pineapple juice from 3 dpo to 8dpo (have no idea if it helped)

Good luck to all of you!!!! One day will be writing your story too!!!

Pregnancy

Hi ladies I am glad to post today after 3 years of trying. Thanks to God I got my bfp today. Me 32 with pcos, dh34 low sperm count. I had iui in May 2011 no success, IVF in February this year failed. Because we did not have much money we went back in July 2012 big surprise bfp. I would feel selfish if I did not post today because your stories kept me positive. Thanks.

BFP Naturally With Low Sperm Count

Finally after a long year of ttc, we conceived naturally. DH has a low sperm count and motility and I am healthy. Finally made an appointment to see an RE and 2 weeks before the appointment we got out BFP. I don't chart or check CP I usually just go by my cm.

Symptoms from O to BFP:
Heartburn, gassy, sore boobs, moody, veins on chest popping out, LOTS of CM, cramps which felt just like AF, slobbering in my sleep and bleeding gums.

To all the lady's with male factor DON'T GIVE UP IF IT HAPPENED FOR US IT WILL FOR YOU ALSO. We are now 7 wks and 4 days. :-)

TTC Success Male Factor, IUI CLomid

Hi,
I used this site every day for almost two years. It took my husband and I almost two years to conceive our first child. When we started I was 27, husband was 29. After many tests (all "normal" for me, low motility for hubby (think from 0 to 5 on a movement scale sperm was rated a 1), 6 rounds of Clomid, and three IUIs we finally have our baby on the way! I am now 19 weeks pregnant. I did not have any symptoms during the two-week wait. On the day my period was scheduled to arrive, I actually felt like I was going to get my period – same cramps and bloated feeling. I experienced all the same signs and signals leading up to aunt flow- and believe me I was looking for signs. I also charted for a year and a half and this chart was no different than my normal charts. No triphastic graph or anything. I got to know my body pretty well over the two years of trying. There were no signs. We were shocked and thrilled when we took the pregnancy test and it finally said positive. I told myself I need to post that, to give hope to all you ladies out there like me that do not have any signs during the two week wait. Don't count yourself out! :)

Also, for those who do chart… do yourself a favor and stop taking your temperature the second you get your positive on that stick!! My temps went up and down for a few weeks… with no rhyme or reason. All the information did was stress me out about impending miscarriage with every low dip. I stopped taking my temperature on the advice of another charting friend. :)

***I also want to mention that I prayed every day that God would give us a child. Two of my favorite prayers: Prayer to Saint Anne and Prayer to Saint Gerard. God blessed us with this pregnancy and I continue to pray for our baby's health every day. My husband and I are so grateful for this blessing. He is listening to all of us. ****

Secondary Infertility; 38 and Overweight

I have deliberated whether to write, as things are so fragile and new, but decided to share my story with the intent to bring hope to others. I am 38; DH is 41 - we conceived our first child 5 years ago without effort. Assuming #2 would be as easy, we decided to wait and well, when we were ready to try or bodies weren't :(

I spent 1 year "on my own" trying, then sought the help of a specialist who turned me a way as I was overweight (I am size 18); so I cried, tried to lose weight, and well, nothing. Found a new Dr, who welcome with open arms.

There was no official reason for our issues. DH was fine, I was fine. We did 5 rounds of Clomid - nothing. Then Clomid with IUI - Nothing. My insurance didn't cover IVF and truthfully I was very nervous to go there. We had one last attempt at IUI - and we started looking into adoption.

This time, we did the Gonal pen and trigger shot. The day of IUI, was a Sunday, and we used the "on call" Dr, who said DH counts were low and not to count on this working. Needless to say, I was devastated.

We DB for the next few days; all the time feeling very sad and hopeless. On about 11 DPO, I was convinced AF was coming. Horrible cramps. I called my Dr to advise we were out.

The only thing different this month as in past, we my boobs - HURT so bad (but I thought was from all the meds)

Sure enough, on 13 DPO we got a faint BFP. We were in shock - denial almost. We are now 7wks (saw heart beat yesterday) and graduated to OBGYN.

The strangest things were the cramps - how horrible and the soreness above.

We have a very strong faith in God and prayed every day. We believe this is a gift from God and hope our little bean sticks with us.

Don't lose faith - there is hope!! God Bless & baby dust to all. 

TTC For 10+ Years

I just want to tell everyone, that after about 14 years of TTC with no luck, I finally got my BFP on 5-20-12! I have endometriosis and my husband has a low sperm count and we went to fertility Dr's who advised us it would be best to do IVF after 2 failed IUI's (well not really failed but they wouldn't do it b/c DH sperm count was so low) that was in Nov. 11 and I just couldn't go through that with the holiday coming up. We decided to put off for a lil while and to my surprise I am glad I did. It is still very early but I am 6 weeks preg. and Dr's say everything looks great. so I just wanted to share my story and symptoms b/c I used to visit this site almost every month checking symptoms of a/f.

I had period like cramps the week before I would normally get my period. I also had hot flashes at night I would wake up with my neck soaked with sweat. (and I am never hot)

***baby dust to all*** I was never one of them people who believed it when people would say they just stopped trying and it happen, but that is exactly what happen to me!! 

ICSI Successful First Time! 2yrs TTC Male Factor

Like many of you on here I am finding writing this a very surreal experience given that I have read
so many stories on here and now it is my turn. After nearly 2 years of TTC naturally, I am finally
pregnant following my first ICSI treatment!

Here's my story: 

I am 29 years old, and have been married for 3 years. I've always wanted children and so a year
after we were married we starting trying. After 1 year of trying, and nothing, we went to see our
doctor, and we're referred to the fertility clinic. It turned out that my husband has major sub
fertility - morphology, count and motility. The best option for us was ICSI, so we were put on the
waiting list. During the wait I was fully tested and they found through a laparoscopy that I had a
bicornuate uterus, which for me I try to see as a positive. It means my uterus is heart shaped
rather than pear, so I think it is full of love!

Through this process I had met three women who had all been successful first time with ICSI and
all had twins, so they gave me hope and positivity for my treatment. Obviously ICSI is incredibly
nerve wracking, a real journey, but I remained very positive and did everything I could to give
ourselves the best chance. I rested after transfer but then went to work for the next two weeks
as my doctor said bed rest was not necessary. I had acupuncture during stimming, before the
transfer and 1 week into my 2ww. I listened to the Zita West cd every day to connect with the
embryos, and to relax, and I really feel that had a lot to do with my success. It is obviously very
early days but I am going to stay as positive as possible and take care of myself.

So, onto the 2ww.....

I had 1 grade a 8 cell and 1 grade a-b 6 cell embryos transferred on day 3. My doctors were very
happy with the quality and grading and we agreed to transfer two to give it the best chance
of working.
1-3dpt - not much, a little cramping
4-5dpt - slight cramping and light headache, sore boobs
6dpt - pink discharge on toilet paper when wiped. Think this was implantation bleeding. There was
some red blood cell type things in it ...tmi! Sore boobs
7-9dpt - again, no that much apart from cramps, sore boobs
10-11dpt - started to feel quite dizzy and a little seasick, tired all day, feeling very thirsty
12dpt - slight brown discharge on toilet paper when wiping, cramps, tired, sore boobs, thirsty,
dry mouth, sore throat, sore back
13dp - tired, sore boobs, thirsty, dry mouth, sore throat, cramps
14dpt - had my blood test in the morning, called the hospital in the pm and was told the good
news!! BFP!! My nurse said my beta was 862 which is apparently quite high, so maybe both embryos
stuck?! I am a twin myself so know how amazing it is and would be if we had twins, but just one
healthy one is more than enough!

I am so pleased I didn't do a hpt before my blood test, I've done so many in the past and couldn't
bear to look at another negative. Thankfully I didn't have to! I want to wish everyone who is trying all
the very best of luck. Stay strong and focused and most of all positive and it will happen to you xx

BFP w/ TWINS after almost 3yrs trying/Severe Male Factor, 1st cycle IVF w/ ICSI!

I wanted to share our story to give hope to others who may find themselves in a similar situation
as us! :) My husband and i have been together for 7 years, and TTC for the last 3 years. We never
thought we'd have any infertility issues; it came as a complete surprise to us! We are in our
early-mid 20's and completely healthy. Dr's refused to test us until we were 1yr TTC, which is
when we discovered that my husband has severe male infertility. He was diagnosed with Non-
Obstructive Azoospermia, cause is unknown bc all of his test results have always been Normal!
They said its a "One in a Million Kind of thing", his body just failed him, and he is practically
sterile. A normal man has 10-15 million sperm. My DH has 5-10 per sample, literally. However,
the few he does have are healthy, which is great, its just so strange!

Originally we were told that we would never have our own biological children, and were suggested
to use a sperm donor. We met with a new Fertility Doctor to begin the process and find out our
options, kind of like a 2nd opinion. He immediately told us that we had a pretty good chance of
success with IVF w/ ICSI w/ my husband's few sperm that he had, so we did some more tests, and
everything looked good and we decided to give it a try! At least we would know we did everything
we could before we took the next step. Our doctor said he did not think we were at the donor stage
yet, and said we should still give IVF a try, so we did.

It has been a very stressful, emotional, and difficult journey, but we have stayed strong through
faith, hope, and love. Our IVF cycle went off without a hitch! My husband had 4 frozen & 1 fresh
sperm samples ready. They retrieved 13 eggs from me, 12 of which were mature, and 6 of those
fertilized. It took them 2 of the frozen & the 1 fresh sperm sample to fertilize my eggs, but we did
it! lol We had great looking embryos and did a Day 5 Embryo Transfer. We transferred 2 embryos,
1 hatching blastocyst & another embryo which was almost at that stage catching up. Both of
great quality. The other embryos arrested, and unfortunately did not make it and stopped growing
or couldn't be frozen.

The Two-Week-Wait seemed so long! We got our 1st BFP on day 6dp5dt with an HPT! My 1st beta
was on 9dp5dt and my HCG was #137. 2 days later my beta was #317, both are great numbers! We
just had our first ultrasound to see the heartbeat at 7wks pregnant and were super excited to see
that we are blessed with TWINS!! Our doctor says it is a miracle that we got pregnant, let alone
with both embryos! I am a twin myself, and we have twins through both of our families (no
history of fertility problems though, all natural) so we are thrilled!! Miracles DO happen! :) 

Another Miracle Baby

I've been driving myself crazy for many months reading other girls symptoms and thinking it was
my time and gladly I’m finally able to say that. I've just saw the two beautiful lines in a test and
I'm over the moon. 

My boyfriend was diagnosed with MFI, low sperm count and low motility, we've been trying for two
years and a half and the only thing different this month was that he has been taking vitamins
(androferti) and maca. We were waiting for our results to decide if we had to move forward to IUI or
IVF, so so so glad that it worked out without intervention. 

Anyway, my symptoms this month: 

1dpo - 7dpo: almost anything, some random twinges and my temperature was slightly higher than
usual (post-ovulation).
8dpo-11dpo: high temperature, very vivid dreams, watery cm, breast tenderness
12dpo: all the above, metallic breath and thirsty
13dpo: super thirsty, hot flashes. I was starting of having my hopes up because it was the first
time that I have had so much watery cm (usually it was creamy at this point).
14dpo: BFP :DDDDDDDD

****Sending all the baby luck to you all****

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