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
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