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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 4th IUI!!!

I can't believe I finally get to write my story eeeee!!! So exciting and so surreal! :) I'm 31 with Ovid and my dh is 29 with very mild mfi. So I did 6 medicated rounds (2 with Clomid - no response), (3 with femara 2.5mg, then 5mg, then 7.5mg - ovulated each time but with only one follicle). And finally I switched to injectables which is what brought my BFP!!! (100iu of puregon otherwise known as follistim days 3-6, then day 7 i did 75iu since I had over 8 follicles, then day 8 i coasted since I was over-stimulating with over 15 follicles!!! Day 9 i started surging on my own so I triggered around 3pm and had my iui 19 hours later at 10am with 4 potential follies in the running at 15mm, 16mm, 16mm and 17mm. 3 days later the ultrasound showed that 2 follicles had ruptured :) Here are my 2ww symptoms. Mind you around day 3-6 piui I had very bad sharp pains and bloating from all the follicles/cysts, but it went away. So I truly believe that this 4th iui worked because it was the only one where I had more than one follicle (2 released eggs) :) Dh has mild mfi since his count is a bit low, but the funny thing is that this bfp cycle is the one where he had the lowest posh wash sperm count of only 8.5million versus the other rounds of 12 mill, 12 mill, and 20mill!!!! Amazing how things work out :) Thats why I give credit to having more than one follicle this round!

1dpiui- abdominal tenderness,sore nips,gassy
2dpiui -abdominal tenderness, gassy, sore nips
3dpiui- abdominal tenderness, a bit bloated, smelly gas! ,sore nips
4dpiui- very bloated, sharp pains, tender boobs
5dpiui- very bloated, sharp pains, tender boobs
6dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
7dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
8dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
9dpiui- tender boobs, left ovary pain
10dpiui- tender boobs, diarrhea, Super faint line on free. Tender boobs.
11dpiui- possible bfp line getting darker on frer. Sore left ovary and backache when I woke up, but went away after about 30 minutes.
12dpiui- beta - positive! I'm PREGNANT!!! I will get my 2nd beta on 16dpiui to confirm that my hcg is rising :)

Natural BFP w/ PCOS, Pituitary gland tumor-prolactin producing, Low sperm count, low motility, low mobility

My story: I am 33 years old (34 in August) Husband is 38. We have been trying to conceive for 4 years 7 months. I found out that I have a pituitary tumor that is prolactin producing at the age of 24. I was put on bromocriptine to regulate my prolactin levels. I am not that great about taking my bromocriptine and haven't probably taken it in over 2 years. In 2011 I was diagnosed with PCOS. Tried metformin and clomid for 3 months didnt work. Had tubes checked all clear. Couple months later husband and I were in horrible car wreck, he had to learn how to walk again TTC put on hold. Spring of 2013 first sperm test. Horrible numbers in every category.... 1.5 million sperm total. In Novermer 2013 FALSE POSITIVE with grocery store digital....HEARTBROKEN!!! Met with IVF Doctor in spring of 2014 slightly better numbers but not really. IVF doctor said IVF only option for us. Decided to think on it. March 1, 2015 Period starts and comes on super heavy. I am wearing 2 pads at a time and end up in urgent care. Put on BC pills to stop bleeding...a months worth over 10 days. Period doesn't stop. Put on provera for 10 days period stops. I see OB/GYN for annual on 3-30-15 he said to take one more month of BC normally to give my body a break from all the bleeding. Take the BC throughout april end pills, no period. Notice around may 8-may 12 egg white cm. BD on mothers day 5-10-15. Take a cheap dollar store test on 5-24-15...NEGATIVE. Figured that's that. Last week frequent urination 20+ times a day including middle of the night (which I NEVER do). Get up Saturday morning 6-6-15 pee in cup run to the store get a EPT 2 pack come home and BAM instantly positive. Take the other test BAM instantly positive. Husband is super skeptical because of false positive before. I wait a couple hours go to walmart buy 4 of the .88 cent cheapies and a clear blue easy digital 2 pack. Take two .88 cent tests on Saturday late morning and evening both instantly positive. Next morning 6-7-15 take the week estimator and one more cheapie both come up positive and CBE Advanced 2-3 weeks. 6 tests total all positive....Confirmed by blood test yesterday. First ultrasound 6-18-15. No drugs, NO IVF, no pre-seed or anything.....It just happened on its own....Miracles do happen Don't lose hope!

39, 18 months ttc, 1st pregnancy!

This is long, sorry!
I can't tell all of you how very very grateful I am to be writing this. THere were many months I didn't think it would happen! Being a mom has been my biggest hope and dream since I was a teenager.

My fiancee and I have been actively TTC for 18 months. In that time my sister got pregnant, and my best friend accidentally got pregnant with her 4th child. It was so difficult.

I have to say what I think really turned everything around was discovering Julia Indochova's book "The Fertile Female: How the power of longing for a child can save your life and change the world". It took me from throwing major pity parties to becoming the strongest I have ever felt in myself. I read her books, began writing down my dreams, went to her workshops, did imagery work everyday alone and with my fiancee. And most importantly, I listened to myself and did what I felt I needed to do. I was even able to throw a baby shower for both sister and friend without crying at all! :)

So here's what I did:
cut caffeine, Usana prenatal vitamins, fiancee on Fertil-aid, we both got in shape again, lost a few pounds, acupuncture, we BOTH ate a LOT more vegetables, cut out all white flour and sugar (with an occasional cheat cuz you have to live!) and did the imagery work. Also- infused my relationship with a lot of love, made a point to let little things go. TTC is so stressful and it can take over your life if you're not careful. The panic I would often feel was overwhelming at times, until I got a grip and made this a journey about growth, and made a commitment to become the healthiest inside and out that I could possibly be. Knowing I was on the right path really helped me.

I have read so many stories on this site that have given me hope, as well. THANK YOU! it was a big part of my healing, and got me through some dark times.

Symptoms? Really nothing yet. My period was supposed to start tomorrow, so my sore boobs and sensitive gums could be attributed to that.
I would so appreciate prayers, healthy thoughts, etc., as I know it is still very, very early!
Thank you ALL! And no matter what, don't give up! You will find a way to become a mom.

pregnant pcos and male factor

Dear girls

I dont know how many times i have read this site. I live in Perú. I have been trying to conceive for 10 months now. I have pcos and have been taking metformin for 8 months now. My husband has 18 million as a sperm count witch is really low. We found out about his condition in april. I bouth black maca pills and we both started taking them plus folic acid since 1st of may.
It is 3rd june and i just found out i am 5 weeks pregnant. We are soooo happy.

Cd 16 bd and stayed laying in bed until next day
Dpo 1 - Dpo 4 right ovary cramps ewcm
dpo 5 - dpo 8 ovary cramps metallic taste in mouth
dpo 9 nothing
Dpo 10 cramps yellow cm little
Dpo 14 sore boob
Dpo 15 - dpo 17 sore boobs ovary pain. I was sure af was coming but it never happened
I bought a pregnancy test and it was positive i couldnt believe it.

My advice is dont lose hope! Give it a try with the black maca!!! It really really works!

Baby dust to everyone!

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BFP almost 2 yrs, IVF #3, Donor Sperm

Some may know my story, my username is Reapage.

I Praying for a sticky bean. This has been in the making since Sept 13.

I am 23, My love is almost 33 (end of june) I was 21 when we first started trying. We thought it would be so easy! We own our home, we have stable jobs. I am one of 6 children- infertility is not a word we hear in our family.

After six months off birth control and crazy cycles I was diagnosed with PCOS. I had no cysts but my ovaries were swollen (round instead of oval) and my cycles were a mess, 50+ days. I was put on Metformin and we kept trying.

After 3 months of met, 9 months of ttc. We decided it was time for a SA. We got the results and we were DEVASTATED. He had 0-1% morphology, only 1.5 million count (normal is 20+ mill) and he had 24% motility. That weekend we had to travel to Florida to meet our new nephew... It gave us so much motivation and as soon as we got back I got with my primary physician to get a referral to the RE.

It took a month to see the RE and in the meantime all the research I found said we would basically be getting a free pass to IVF- do not pass go, do not collect $200. I also found a local RESOLVE support group... and went to my first meeting a few days before our RE consultation. Best decision I ever made for my psyche.

I was right- the RE said IVF was our only option. We did not have insurance coverage, but we have Aetna and the clinic offers a prorated discount to Aetna patients, so instead of 17k we paid 10k plus meds for ICSI. (the ended up covering my meds even tho they said they wouldn't, all three cycles) Fast forward a few months after all the testing...

Dec 14/Jan 15 IVF cycle #1- yielded 2 AB blasts... we transfer one and froze one. Chemical
As soon as I got my period, we went straight into cycle #2 with our only frozen embryo.
Feb/March IVF #2 FET- BFN
As soon as I got my period, we moved right into another cycle, We found out DH only had FOUR good sperm.
April/May IVF #3 Fresh w/donor sperm- yielded three blasts, AB, BB, BA. We transferred AB, BB and froze BA. BFP 4dp5dt(9dpo) faint faint faint. BFP 5dp5dt(10dpo), darker. BFP 6dp5dt(11dpo) with a digi!!!!!!!!

Praying that this is truly the end of the road for us. We have been through so much. I pray that my story encourages everyone to NEVER GIVE UP. Do what it takes to get your baby. This moment is worth every tear, every heartbreak, and every tough decision.

Infertility has changed my life. I am a better person for it. I have been raising money and will be walking on June 6 for the RESOLE Hope Walk to raise awareness for infertility. I will never forget this journey, and will forever support my sisters fighting the good fight<3

BFP on 1st Cycle of Clomid

Hi TWW! I have found so much hope and positivity through all the BFP stories I've read and I am so blessed to be able to share mine!

A little background: I am 26 and my husband is 32. My cycles started out regular however when I started college they became irregular (every other month, sometimes every two months) up until I got married July 2014 which was when we started TTC. The first 8 months we tried to conceive naturally (while using OPK), however long before we were TTC I was already concerned that I would have a hard time due to my irregular cycles. After 8 months of disappointing BFN, I scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN and my husband scheduled a SA. After a lab test, my results showed a low progesterone level of 0.3 ng/mL, my OBGYN prescribed me Clomid to take on days 5-9 of my next cycle. My husband's SA showed normal for motility and count however morphology was at a low 4%.

April 25th was day one of my heaviest flow so I started Clomid April 29th through May 3rd. OPK showed high fertility on CD14, and peak fertility CD15 and CD16 - BD all three days using PreSeed
1DPO to 3DPO - no symptoms other than normal amount of CM
4DPO - I had a glass of wine and it hit me right away (I am not a lightweight!), was dizzy and eyeballs felt like they were vibrating
5DPO - CM was thick, felt wet down there all the time. This was also my CD21 and I was due for another lab test to see how my body took to Clomid
6DPO - CM was abundant but curdy...ew.
7DPO - CM still thick and curdy, tired earlier than normal, the girls felt heavier and I had really bad backaches (have had back problems due to previous accidents, attributed backaches to this)
8DPO to 9DPO - same as above but CM lessened, frequent urination (normal for me as I drink a ton of water on a daily basis), some tiny cramps here and there. Also, received my lab test from my OBGYN and progesterone levels are now at 23 ng/mL!
10DPO - Took a FRER test with AM urine and immediately see a BFP! I was in disbelief sitting on the toilet for 10mins just jaw to the floor, shocked, looked around to see if anyone was seeing this (clearly, no one was). Went out and bought three other brands (CB digital, EPT and Walgreens) and tested with PM urine, all but the EPT were BFP.
11DPO - POAS this morning using FRER and CB, both immediately showed BFP!

What worked for us -
Prayers <3
PreSeed
Cutting back on drinking (literally have had 3 glasses of wine since March)
Find a genuine OBGYN who cares about your needs - two previous OBGYNs I saw about family planning told me not to worry after I expressed my concerns about my chances of infertility

We are so grateful that God has blessed us with a little bean, we are no where near the safe zone but we are praying that this peanut sticks! Sending lots of baby dust and positivity to all of you!!

Hope After 40

I write this story to give others hope. If I can get pregnant, naturally, then anyone can:)
I'm 40 (and a half) and my bf is 45. We both have kids from previous marriages, but, after carefully weighing the risks & fully understanding the odds, we decided to try for a baby. After all, the worst thing that might happen is nothing! Even so, my doc said my chances were slim without meds, due to my age. But I am an eternal optimist! So, in January, 12 years after the initial vasectomy, my wonderful bf had a vasectomy reversal. The doc told us it would be 3 months before viable sperm were present. I tried not to obsess, but I was hopeful each month....Sure enough, on the third month after the procedure, I got a positive!
I know it's early days yet, I'm only 5wks 3 days, but I remain hopeful. I try to temper my worry over MC w the joy & promise of our baby:)
Ladies, I offer this story to give hope to those of us a bit older, a bit sad, a bit weary of this process. There are sometimes not enough joyous stories out there for older women TTC. I submit my story to encourage hope and inspire us to have faith in our bodies and celebrate the love we all have to offer our babies!
The only symptoms I can share are, unfortunately, *exactly* the same as PMS: sore boobs, irritability & fatigue. Mommies-To-Be, have heart! If it's possibLe for a aging, older gal like me, it's possible for you!
Xoxo

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11dpiui BFP

TTC: 14 months, 2 failed IUIs (IUI 1: 1 follie, 14mil sperm. BFN) (IUI 2: 1 follie, 19mil sperm BFN)

Me: 30, one ovary, mild PCOS. I take Metformin to help regulate my cycle.
DH: 33, Mild male factor.
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*CD1 : ready for a new cycle! After two failed IUIs and an additional month canceled due to a cyst, I was ready to get started.

*CD3-7: Clomid 50mg

*CD11: Two follicles on my one ovary. Both measuring at 10mm.

*CD15: Sono shows that one follicle is 14mm and the other 16mm. Lining is at 9. RE suggests waiting to trigger until CD 17 and to do the IUI on

*CD 19 so that my larger follicle can mature.

*CD16: BD

*CD17: I wasn't supposed to trigger until 9pm, but I got a blazing smiley OPK at 2pm. Called RE and she said "Trigger NOW!" and that it would boost ovulation. IUI moved up a day.

*CD18: IUI at 12:30pm. DH's motile count was 29Mil. Best numbers he has ever had! She did an external ultrasound right after to see that 1) I hadn't ovulated just yet and we didn't miss the egg. 2) that the sperm showed to be sitting and just chilling out ready to go. I put in a SoftCup before I left..ya know...just in case one of those pesky swimmers tried to escape.

*1DPIUI: barely noticeable flutter cramps from IUI. BD

*2-8DPIUI: Nada. Just really tired. But I get randomly tired all the time so it's not really noteworthy.

*9DPIUI: BFN. Kind of crampy. Barely noticeable though. Normal AF signs.

*10DPIUI: BFN. Have a total cryfest breakdown with DH about the possibility of us not being able to have kids for another year because we will have to save for IVF and I just *KNOW* this month isn't going to be it.

*11DPIUI: Woke to AF cramps. Took a Wondfo in AM and thought I might see a shadow. Posted to TWW blog and people said they saw it too, so I ran out to get a FRER for the evening. BFP by 6pm. Kept it secret from DH because tomorrow is his bday! By bedtime I had a huge headache and didn't sleep well. Sore boobs by morning.

*12DPIUI: BFP for sure in the morning! Had my DH open a present with a picture of our dog next to a onesie with the Dallas Stars logo on it (he plays hockey). We are both optimistic an ecstatic! Blood later in the morning had an HCG level of 24. Tender boobs, aversion to coffee smells, and headache are really the only symptoms I have so far.
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Honestly, I have had more "symptoms" with BFN months. The only thing I notice now is somewhat tingly boobs, bloating, and headaches, and those are all indicative of AF as well.

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My strategies:
-pineapple core plan 1-5dpiui
-Brazil Nuts 1-5dpiui
-peppermint tea/remove caffeine
-eating lots of salad and sweet potatoes
-Softcups after sex and IUI
-PreSeed
-Digital OPK instead of wondfo

DH strategies:
-Maca root
-Multi vitamin
-Folic Acid

BFP 11DPO

I am 38 and my husband is 37. We have a 16 Month old son and have been TTC #2 since August 2014. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility in 2013 and conceived my son after 2 rounds of Clomid. In August 2014 my OB prescribed 3 months of clomid since we were ready to try for baby 2. It did not work. I went back to the fertility Doctor April 2015 and after testing to rule out cysts or polyps l was proscribed Progesterone suppositories 100mg 2 times a day because I was spotting days before and after AF which is not normal. I was too far into my cycle to do anything else. My husband had a sperm analysis done and found out he has morphed sperm. (We did not find this out till after my BFP) I got my smiley face on CD 15, Ovulated according to my chart/temp on CD 16. BD on CD12, 14, 16, 18. Started taking progesterone 5DPO. I took a Dollar Store test 9DPO and it was BFN. Took Clearblue test on 11DPO and got my BFP! Besides my temperature staying up, I knew I was pregnant because of the lack of symptoms. Just because you don't have symptoms doesn't mean you aren't pregnant. Also, this pregnancy so far is very different than my last. My HCG went from 210 to 6000 in a week, I hope it's not twins! Baby dust to all!!

Omg!! Still in utter shock! Holy 11 dpo bfp batman

Like I've read a hundred times on here, I've scoured this site constantly whilst ttc (probably to unhealthy, crazy mad obsessive lady levels - is it normal to add the site as an Internet bookmark? Anyway!). It is so surreal I get to add my own little bit to here!

Me and DH have been ttc for 10 months now. I'm 27 and he's 33,both healthy non smokers and non drinkers. I came off cerazette and initially struggled with luteal phase spotting, cysts (had never happened before but now I had them constantly for months - ouch) slightly short LP (9-11 days). In fact the first few times I had spotting I was convinced it was IB, and felt like a crushed idiot when AF got me.

Add to that, about 4 months ago we found out that DH had a huuuuge varicocele with testicular atrophy (ironic, as the varicocele was so big I had just assumed he was well endowed!). I was devastated after doing some research about it, and resigned myself to thinking I'd need iui or ivf. In fact, he has a sperm analysis booked for this week!

I've never had so much as a whiff of a second line on a hpt in the whole 10 months, although obviously had every symptom going ("honey, I can totally smell that soup you made two days ago, clearly you have impregnated me ") every month.

I know I always read about having way fewer symptoms on bfp months, and this is definitely one of those. So, on to the symptoms (or lack thereof)
Dpo 1-5 nada, zilch. Have a cough I've not been able to shake for a week or so, not like me at all to get a cough though I suspect this was unrelated.
Dpo 6 - really strange sharp cramp in the bladder region whilst walking, it seemed to travel downwards and covered quite a big area at once (I put it down to cystitis, not that I had any other symptoms.) (on a related note, ttcers who say "I felt it in my uterus" - seriously how the hell do you know what uterus twinges feel like? How on earth can you tell it's not your bladder or your bowel???)
Dpo 7 zilch
Dpo 8 - 9 weird lumpy painful breasts. I always always always get this about 3 days before AF so this was early. Didn't think much of it as they'd started to hurt early a couple times before. On Dpo 9 I felt a really weird taste in the back of my throat in the morning, almost like a sour taste. Put it down to ongoing cough.
Dpo 10 cough starting to turn into a cold, sneezing and sniffing.
Dpo 11 - for some reason, something made me take an ovulation test in the morning,just for fun. I've done this before AF before and had either stark white or something very faint. But this was pretty dark! (attached). It piqued my interest but did a bit of research and saw that plenty of ladies who had this went on to get AF. Anyway I was convinced DH was shooting blanks so I felt like a moron for even entertaining the idea.
I asked DH to pick me up some NHS tests (he works in a hospital). After a 6 hour hold in the afternoon, I poas, washed my hands, looked down and..... No!!! It can't be. A squinter was there immediately. DH didn't believe it because even as the line got darker, it wasn't as dark as the control line.
So off we went to get a clear blue digital to convince him. Held wee for a couple of hours and lo and behold, pregnant 1-2!!! Also, cough turned into horrible cold with massive inflamed tonsils that are so sore I can hardly swallow. Again, Probably just coincidence

Didn't do anything different this month. Didn't temp like normal didn't pay any attention to cp or cm, didn't use robitussin. Only used balance active conception lube and ovulation sticks. Bd when stick was positive and the day beforehand. Was upset couldn't bd more but DH got sick!

In. Total. Shock. Fingers crossed little embryo likes it in there and wants to set up home for another 8.5 months!

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