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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.

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****

TTC #1 for 9 Months w/MFI

I promised myself that after getting my first ever bfp I would post my symptoms from my TWW here.
My DH and I had been TTC #1 since June of 2011. In January 2012 at my yearly physical I
mentioned we were ttc and had blood work done - everything came back perfect and my doctor
ordered a semen analysis for DH.

In March we received devastating news that with less than 2 million sperm (and really more like less
than 200,000) would probably never conceive on our own. I frantically researched IVF while still
charting and tracking cycle #9.

I got my positive OPK on CD16 and also got a peak reading on my clear blue easy fertility monitor
that day. I Oed on Cycle day 17!!! Which is actually early for me as I don't ovulate consistently,
its usually anywhere from day 15-24 with an average of CD19 according to Fertility Friend.

Our BD schedule was O day, two days prior and three days prior - nothing out of the ordinary..

1dpo - Sore nips, a good consistent sign that I ovulated, dry cm
2dpo - Sore nips, pretty bad headache, dry cm
3dpo - Sore nips, start of a three day migraine, dry cm
4dpo - Sore nips, day two of three day migraine, dry cm, frequent need to pee!!
5dpo - Weird dreams all night, dry cm
6dpo - First day of creamy cm
7dpo - Breasts tender when pressed (NEVER HAD THIS BEFORE!!), dry cm
8dpo - Tender breasts, weird dreams, frequent need to pee, hot flashes, head is killing me
9dpo - Due to odd symptoms, test with wondfo and FRER and get two BFP!!! - dry cm, cramps,
tender breasts, feeling hot, headache on/off
10dpo - Darker lines! First day of creamy cm that has continued since.. cramps, tender breasts,
hot flashes, nausea
11dpo - Same as 10dpo
12dpo - Same as 11dpo and super emotional. A commercial makes me cry.
13dpo - TODAY!! 4/8/12.. AF is due tomorrow and I am PRAYING like crazy that she doesn't show!!

I don't know why this month worked when all the others before failed. I have to thank God first of
all for giving us this miracle. With DH's SA numbers, there’s no way we could be here without a
blessing. Would also like to thank everyone else here for giving me symptoms to analyze like crazy.
Seeing that I wasn't the only one with or without a certain symptom gave me hope! And I would also
like to thank the lovely ladies at The Mommy Playbook for being there for me the past nine months.
The December Due Date Club is going to be a blast.

BABIES FOR CHRISTMAS!! Does it get any better than that?? :)

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

I have been visiting this site for around a year and love to read everyone's tww symptoms and finally I get to post my own!!!

I O'd late (as usual) on either CD 24 or CD 25 - really thinking now it might have even been CD 26.

1-6 DPO - Not much of anything different than normal
7 DPO - Very gassy
8-9 DPO - Gas continues but nothing new to report
10 DPO - Nauseous on and off all day; Gassy; Very tired
11 DPO - Nose is running and continues up til now
12 DPO - Dizziness kicks in - wake up in the morning and feel like the room is spinning; thought maybe pg or perhaps my vertigo is just acting up - feel dizzy on and off all day
13 DPO - Gassy and Cramps; just know AF is on her way
14 DPO - Gassy and Cramps; keep running to bathroom to check
15 DPO - Test - perhaps a shadow of a line - but decide it's just an evap and toss it
16 DPO - BFN; So so thirsty and dizzy; decide something must be wrong with me and decide to go to doctor if I don't feel better tomorrow
17 DPO - BFP!!!!!! Came up fast and strong!!!!!!!!!

Ladies this is our 10th cycle trying! It's taken over a year because of my long cycles! Do not give up hope! We have overcome my very irregular cycles, low libido (due to my husband's depression meds) and low semen volume. We have prayed and God has answered ! Praying now for a H&H 9 months!!! God be with all of you!!!

BFP at 16DPO IMSI!

I can't believe we finally got our BFP! Fingers crossed it sticks!! It has been a very long 18months for us ttc and we finally got our positive blood test today!

My husband has very poor morphology/ motility and there was basically no chance we would conceive naturally. This was our 2nd IVF cycle, our 1st IMSI ( last cycle was ICSI). We had a 1 blastocyst, day 5 transfer, so I'll start the symptoms there:

5dpo- 36.4, nothing out of the ordinary, still a bit sore from egg retrieval So drinking LOTS of water so basically going to the bathroom constantly the entire 2ww.
6dpo- 36.7, woke at 2am with sharp stabbing pains in my uterus area that lasted about 20sec, nothing like af pains, they completely took my breath away. Happened again about 1 pm and then again at about 10pm. Bbs getting big and sore. Diarrhea.
7dpo-37.0, hot flashes and bbs continue to grow, only sore on edges and sensitive nipples. Diarrhea again.
8dpo- 36.8, continue to feel hot with headaches on and off. More Diarrhea.
9dpo- 36.9, sharp shooting pains in my vagina! It happened twice during the day and they have continued much lighter on and off. Light dizziness when walking. Headaches. Now I'm constipated!!
10dpo- 36.9, hot flashes and dizziness when walking, headaches. Bbs still sensitive and sore. Still constipated!
11dpo- 36.9, headaches and dizziness when walking, starting to feel tired! Several bm's which is unusual.
12dpo- 36.8, headaches and dizziness when walking, really getting tired now. My heart races and I get out of breath climbing up 10 stairs! Not like me at all! Several bm's.
13dpo- 36.8, dizziness when walking, bbs no longer sore or sensitive unless I really push them..... Thought that symptoms going away must be a bad sign! Still getting exhausted with minimal activities. Tired early at night. Several bm's.
14dpo- 36.9, really lethargic all day, don't do very much but still slightly dizzy and light headed with movement. Several bm's.
15dpo- 36.8, tired early, starving when I went to bed after big dinner a couple of hours before. Light headedness. Several bm's. A little hint of nausea when hungry.
16dpo- 36.8, blood test hcg 248!! Can't believe it! I was actually shaking when the nurse told me!! Quite crampy and hungry today. Just a little bit of nausea when hungry.

Due 11th November! I hope its sticks for a happy and healthy baby! It just goes to prove you don't need a bbt that constantly rises, or symptoms that increase during the 2ww.....that surprised me because I thought I was out for those two reasons alone!

The best of luck to everybody trying!! I wish every one of you the happiness I'm feeling right now! I never thought we'd see this day!

BFP After TTC 2 Years With Male Factor

I have been TTC with my hubby for two years now. We have a 6 year old that we had no issues conceiving at all. After 18 months we went to the fertility doc and found out my hubs had low sperm EVERYTHING. The doc gave us a 5% chance of getting knocked up on our own.

Together we decided that fertility treatment was to much money and to stressful so we were going to be happy with our one child. This was 2 months ago.

Just three days ago I was telling my hubby that we barely had sex this month and being my whiny PMS self. :) I was also complaining how I was going to start right in the middle of working blah blah.

Fast forward to Monday when I knew I was 3 days late for my period but not allowing myself to get excited. (But secretly falling apart inside. :) My cousin convinced me to pee on a test to quit obsessing and within seconds it came out positive!

We really had decided to quit trying. I didn't BD on certain days, didn't lay in bed for 30 min after, didn't pee on ovulation sticks.

It really can happen. Good luck to you all!

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