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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 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 Au Naturale with Male Factor

I want to share a Male Factor Infertility story with you and everyone else.

In September 2003 my husband had a sperm analysis done and his sperm count was 12 million and his mobility of his sperm (swimmers) was only 10%. It was very bad news.

We were told by his Urologist and 3 other INFERTILITY doctors that we had a LESS THAN 5% chance of DH being able to get my pregnant. And we were told the only hope of possible concieving was with ICSI. So in December 2003 we did the long hard process of IVF with ICSI and it failed. We decided to never do it again because of emotional and financial reasons.

Well..........

March 2004 the day after Easter my period (which is always 28 days and never late) was 1 day late and because I had some leftover pregnancy tests I tested with FMU and BFP !!!!!!

It was such a surprise and we werent even trying and we had a beautiful son born in November 2004.

Miracles CAN AND DO happen!!!!!! Our story is proof doctors are not always right!

BFP with Low Count & PCOS

My husband and I have been TTC for two years. I have PCOS and he has a low sperm count. We have been through many test. We did 3 rounds of clomid and were going to the doctor to do an IUI. We decided to take a month off. I was very emotional and TTC was making me a wreck. Well on CD9 of our break cycle I spotted after intercourse which has never happened to me. Still have no clue if that has anything to do with this. About a week before AF was due I was nauseaus and my gums bled when I brushed. The day AF was due I had horrible cramps. Some cramps were so bad I felt like I was going to pass out. I kept running to the bathroom all day but no AF showed. The next day I tested with a dollar tree test. I got a faint positive, but didn't believe it. I got my husband to get me a FRER. Got another faint line on that one. The next morning tested again another faint line. Tested today the line is not as dark as the control line but much darker than before. It is real! I am so excited and think I have already told everyone. Miracles do happen!

BFP with IUI/Poor Sperm Morphology

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 yrs now. Found out 1 yr ago that my husband has extremely poor sperm morphology. He underwent correction for a varicocele, but sperm never improved even 11 mos after surgery. RE recommended we go ahead with IUI procedures. First procedure failed and DH's sperm morphology was 0% at that time. RE recommended we go ahead and consider in vitro and skip any more IUIs. We told her that in vitro was not going to be an option for us ethically. We insisted on continuing with IUI. We had second IUI done and his sperm morphology had improved to 2%. Not much of an improvement but it was huge for us! RE likes it to be at least 4% for successful procedures.

Was surprised to notice the following symptoms post IUI:
DPIUI = 2 : felt sharp pains in lower abdomen that I didn't feel after the first IUI
DPIUI = 3-14: felt absolutely nothing. none of my normal post-ovulation breast soreness, no moodiness, no nothing. However, I did get a random cold on day 12 that I didn't think much of until a friend said that a cold can often be an early pg symptom.
DPIUI = 15: was just beginning to feel hopeful I might be pg when I noticed some ever-so-slight spotting of brownish mucous. I was sure I was getting my period. It never came. Slept very poorly this night and had constant "pulling" sensation or slight camping in my lower abdomen. Also was developing tender breasts.
DPIUI = 16: more ever-so-slight spotting. No period. My friend convinced me to take a pregnancy test. BFP right in the middle of the afternoon!!! Current symptoms include developing breast tenderness, feeling warmer than normal (I'm usually always cold!), more pulling/aching sensation in uterus. Otherwise, I'm on cloud 9!

Let me say that if I and my husband can get pg after 2 1/2 yrs of trying and a fairly significant male factor fertility problem, YOU CAN TOO! I'm so thrilled to share my story and hope it gives you all faith it can happen for you.

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