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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 Preseed (and PCOS)

There's hope for those with infertility issues! I have PCOS and am taking Metformin. I was trying for two unsuccessful months on Clomid. Then, after a short anovulatory cycle (15 days!) with Clomid days 3-10 I think the Met started AF naturally. I Oed on CD17 and got lucky with a BFP! DH has low motility (male factor infertility) and we were told BDing wouldn't even work. Our IUI cycle was cancelled due to the Clomid not working and we already made a specialist appointment for considering IUI and then IVF. This cycle I had no EWCM and only one day of wet CM, so we used PreSeed. We kept thinking positive and tried our best. We are hoping for a sticky bean!

1 DPO: sore nipples, backache, creamy CM, low firm cervix

2 DPO: sore nips, fatigue, creamy CM

3 DPO: sore nips, headache, and cramps with creamy CM

4 DPO: sore nips, creamy CM, fatigue, and pimple in pantyline area (not usual)

5 DPO: sore nips, lots of creamy CM, backache, dehydrated feeling

6 DPO: sore nips, lotiony white creamy CM

7 DPO: no more sore nips, creamy CM and a tiny bit of super stretchy CM (never get this), dull ache in lower uterus/ovary area

8 DPO: headache, creamy CM, dull ache still

9 DPO: sore tongue (never happens!), strange dreams, creamy CM, slight temp dip on chart

10 DPO: sore tongue, strange dreams, backache, cramps, super light BFaintP on FRER

11 DPO: cramps, slightly darker BFaintP on internet cheapie and also was faint positive at doctor’s office, headache, nausea after dinner, fatigue hit me strong at night, creamy CM

12 DPO: headache, cramps, BFP on internet cheapie and FRER was a medium line, creamy CM, cramps, could hardly sleep last night, huge BBT temperature dip?!, lost appetite, fatigue

13 DPO: creamy CM, fatigue, cramps stronger at night, odd dreams, can’t sleep, temp went back up

14 DPO: dark HPT today PM. Backache, cramps, strange dreams and couldn’t sleep again, temps stayed put, no sore nips or boobs yet...

I decided I may not temp anymore since the dips worry me. The doctor wants me to take another beta at 15 DPO to check that my hormone’s doubled. Baby dust to you!

Preseed BFP with Male Factor

I just wanted to share my story briefly. My husband has been told for most of his life that he cannot have children. So we were in complete shock when we became pregnant in 2005. We assumed that they were incorrect about him and when our son turned a year old we began trying for number 2. After about 13 months of BFNs we decided to get help. My husband had an SA done that showed him to only have 2 million swimmers. We were devastated. So we went to the RE and had beginning blood work done. We have had a lot of things going on in our life (promotion and a move), so we never made it back for him to get the followup SA. So, hearing such wonderful things about Preseed I ordered the inserts. In July it was the only thing that we did differently out of all the other months. (I didn't even use OPKs!!) We got our BFP yesterday. We are so thrilled. We can't believe it. We love Preseed and would definitely recommend it to anyone TTC.

Miracle BFP with Male Factor Infertility

My DH and I have been together for almost 9 years..... 7 years ago we ended up pregnant after 13 months of trying..... almost 2 years ago we decided to try for a 2nd child....After a year of being unsuccessful we had a semen analysis done... it came back with a good count, but 1% normal morphology, a volume of .5ml and lowered mobility.... we went straight to a REs office and after a few weeks had a repeat SA.... the numbers came back with 0% normal morphology and again a volume of .5ml.... the RE said that it was possible for DH to get me pregnant but improbable.

We didn't want to rush into IVF/ICSI which was our recommendation so the RE agreed to put DH on menopur to see if we could raise some of the numbers.... we are now at over a year and a half of trying for number 2 at this point.... On Friday June 22nd, 2007 DH went and had his 3rd SA done to see if the numbers were improving.... On Monday June 25th, 2007 I woke up with a feeling that I was pregnant... this was aprox. 12DPO
..... I tested and got a BFP!!! A couple of days later I called to get DHs SA results.... .3ml for volume and 2% normal morphology.... so hardly any improvement there... but a MIRACLE BFP against the odds!

BFP with IVF/ICSI (Male Factor)

We did it on our first IVF/ICSI We have MFI (dh had not very sucessfull VR, developed antibodies so couldn't fertilise my eggs) I was very bed responder, got only 3 eggs, from those only 2 were mature for fertilisation. The same day when they retrieved only 2 good eggs we realised that DH has developed full blockage . On the second attempt he managed to extract 10 swimmers. In the 2ww before we got the BFP we tried to freeze a sample in case, but there were no more swimmers. It appears we used the last 10

We got positive beta on 13 days post day 3 transfer. Oh, I forgot, we transfered both, both of them were with not the best quality, for example on day 3 they should have about 8 cells, our babies had only 4 also both had fragmentation. Right now we trully believe that MIRACLES do exist. Do not give up no matter how difficult the road looks like.

BFP with ICSI (Male Factor)

Thought I'd add my short and simple story:

DH has a son from ICSI with his previous partner, so we knew we were dealing with MF issues before even starting TTC. We TTC naturally for 10 cycles anyway (going to naturopath to see if that would help at all, and it didn't). When we saw the fertility specialist we were fastracked to ICSI.

Type of cycle - ICSI#1 short/flare cycle (no down regulation time, no pill)
Drugs - Synarel 10 days, 150 gonal-f 9 days, ovidrel trigger, 2x1500 Pregnyl injections for LP support
Response - 7 eggs, 4 high quality embryos fertilised
Embryo transfer - 2 (and 2 to freeze)
Stage of embryo/s - 2 day
Result - HCG 537 on 16 days past EPU - singleton confirmed at 7 week ultrasound. I'm currently just past 9 weeks.
age - DH 37, me 34 (turned 35 two days after BFP)
Reasons for doing AC - MF (count less than 2 mil, motility, morphology issues as well).

BFP with FET (Male Factor/after Miscarriage)

Here's mine too -

Started IVF 2002 due to MF (at the time) very low sperm count. Had been trying other ways for 2 years.

Started IVF Sept 02
down reg included 225mls of purgon
At EPU collected 23 eggs - 10 fertilised via ICSI and we lost 1 during defrosting. I also had mild hypo-stim.

1st transfer PFP but lost preg at 8 weeks
2nd Transfer FET PFP but again No's didnt rise wait
to mc at 6 weeks.

DH & I are sent away to have blood test for M/C genetic problems etc - Nothing found. However as there seemed to be a problem with implantation it was recommended that I try baby asprin and my naturapath recommended vitex.

3rd Trans FET Start taking Vitex and Cardaprin (Baby
asprin). BFP and DS born 2/1/04

4th Tran FET BFN new nurse who doesnt believe me
that I only "o" within a period of 3
hours and Seraket doesnt work. No
asprin or Vitex.

5th Tran FET BFP again I took baby asprin but I
stopped taking it around 8 weeks as I
kept forgetting and at my 2nd U/S the
baby's H/B had stopped two days
before the U/S at 10 1/2 weeks. I dont
know if its related.

Currently stimming again with the same protocol but we are doing PGD for the m/c.

I feel in my heart that the Vitex and baby asprin helped me to achieve a PFP with DS transfer.

Never rule out FETs as you can see they do work.

BFP with Double IUI/Male Factor/PCOS

I have been hesitant about announcing this, b/c I am afraid of jinxing myself!!

After a year of infertility (PCOS and MFI after VR) we are pregnant! Tuesday my beta was 22 and the p4 was 14.7, then Thursday it went to 50 with a p4 of 21.3. We are in shock!!! We went through 4 cycles of IUI to get here!! This cycle we did a double insemination. The first IUI this cycle dhs total motile count was 1.2 million, and day 2 it was 6.8 million with a motility grade of 2!!! I had 1 or 2 follies. Although I have 2 pos betas, and increasing p4 and I have m/s I still think it must be a joke!!! I just had beta #3 drawn and I should get those results in a few hours.

Have hope ladies, I wasn't all to sure this day would ever come and now we have been blessed!!!!

BFP with 3rd IVF (after 2 failed IVF cycles)

Your site was the most helpful during my TWW, For that reason, I would like to share my experience in an attempt to help others. As a result of DH'S very low motility (0-7%) depending on the day, and zero percent morphology, we were told our only chance at pregnancy was IVF. We tried two cycles in FL with low fertilization rate and mediocre egg quality. We decided to try Cornell in NY (said to be leaders in male
infertility) and viola, BFP! Still had low fertilization rate (2/7), but the quality was beautiful - 8 cells for both and no fragmentation. The doctor attributes the difference to endoculture which was not implemented on my first two cycles. Also only administered Lupron and Gonal F, and HCG up to the time of retrieval, which was was one less drug than before. The doctor said that the other drug might be the cause of poor egg quality. TWW symptoms that I noticed on the successful third cycle as opposed to the two failed cycles were as follows:

1) 4 days after transfer I woke up with acne peppered all over my back. It looked like chicken pox.
2) noticed milky white opaque CM sometime after acne. Didn't know what it was, and was a bit worried so I called the IVF nurse who thought it might be a yeast infection! Found your site and was relieved to learn that it was a symptom. Evidently the nurse needs educating.
3) A dull headache 8 days after transfer, then it turned into what felt like a pressure headache 9 days after transfer, then the night before my blood test I had a splitting headache which I have never had in my life. The next day the headache was gone and got my positive result.

BFP Naturally (after twin IVF pg)

OMG! I don't even know where to begin! OK - here's the short version. I wasn't supposed to be able to get pregnant on my own! We tried for soooo long to get pregnant starting back in 1999. Eventually we tested - I only had one working tube and DH has poor motility, count, etc. They said our chance of getting pregnant would be to do IVF/ICSI. If you can believe it - we were blessed with twins our first IVF cycle!

Fast forward a bit, I had to have intestinal surguries shortly after their birth. My doctors told me that with scarring around my reproductive organs on top of our infertility issues, we will not be able to conceive again without IVF/ICSI. (We no longer have infertility insurance) Well two years later, I didn't give up hope and cycle after cycle was negative... until now! I will go to my OB and RE and do the happy dance and say - NEVER tell someone that it can't happen, because it can!

Here are my symptoms:
Slight AF cramping
Nausea on and off starting around 9 dpo
I can SMELL everything!
Hot, tired, irritable (sorry DH!) LOL

That's it! All I can say to all of you trying is never give up hope! It CAN happen! No - wait - it WILL happen!!!

I just pray this is a healthy, sticky bean! I feel sooo blessed!!!

BFP Naturally (after twin IVF pg)

OMG! I don't even know where to begin! OK - here's the short version. I wasn't supposed to be able to get pregnant on my own! We tried for soooo long to get pregnant starting back in 1999. Eventually we tested - I only had one working tube and DH has poor motility, count, etc. They said our chance of getting pregnant would be to do IVF/ICSI. If you can believe it - we were blessed with twins our first IVF cycle!

Fast forward a bit, I had to have intestinal surguries shortly after their birth. My doctors told me that with scarring around my reproductive organs on top of our infertility issues, we will not be able to conceive again without IVF/ICSI. (We no longer have infertility insurance) Well two years later, I didn't give up hope and cycle after cycle was negative... until now! I will go to my OB and RE and do the happy dance and say - NEVER tell someone that it can't happen, because it can!

Here are my symptoms:
Slight AF cramping
Nausea on and off starting around 9 dpo
I can SMELL everything!
Hot, tired, irritable (sorry DH!) LOL

That's it! All I can say to all of you trying is never give up hope! It CAN happen! No - wait - it WILL happen!!!

I just pray this is a healthy, sticky bean! I feel sooo blessed!!!

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