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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.

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. _____________________ *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. ____________________ 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. ____________________ 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!

BFP after chemical with male factor problems

Hi Ladies! So just to summarise our journey, DH and I started TTC Jan 2014...after 7 months we fell pregnant but sadly 2 days after I was due AF I started to bleed...cue early loss. We were devestated. We carried on TTC straight away as luckily I ovulated 2 weeks later. After a year we went for tests, I was all fine but unfortunatly DH was told he had a LSC with poor motility and morphology :-( gutted doesn't come close. According to our GP our previous conception had been 'very lucky', he put the chemical down to the embryo having chromosome abnormalities and we were put on the waiting list to see a fertility expert. However, 9 months after our horrible loss (to the date!) we got our BFP again, last week! Happy times! I wanted to share my story because I often wanted to ask SO many questions...wondering, will it ever work for us? Are we able to have a normal natural conception? Are we doing enough? Why us???? So to let you know what we did...when we got our first BFP, we were doing EVERYTHING! OPKS, temping, following the SMEP for BD, using preseed, BD in certain positions, me laying for an hour after BD. This time we did, NOTHING! It was genuinely the first month I didn't even think about O day, or temps, or TWW in general..I had just switched off. I was a crazy POAS mess up until this cycle too but this time I waited until AF didn't show before I tested and got a + digi straight away. I guess my advice is this...it will happen when the time is right (awful cliché I know)...if it can for us, it can for most of you and I wish you every luck and happiness on the world. One thing to note also...first BFP I felt no different to normal cycles and my tests were only faint and did not get any darker. This time my tests have got increasingly darker and continue to do so and I've experienced cramps, increased appetite and fatigue. I hope my story helps some of you!
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Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!

33 years ago I had a vasectomy after my 3rd child. Divorced & met my new love 15 years ago who is now 38. I'm now 63 years so it was time to make babies & of the two options it was either reversal or go for IVF. Elected for IVF. Didn't think it was possible but 6 months ago and after 20 minutes in an operating theatre a needle extracted millions of my swimmers. 100% painless, no after effects, bloody amazing. At same time the wife 'went under' & they retrieved 12 eggs. Our 1st try with a fresh 5day old blastocyst grown in the lab made it to 6 weeks with some medication assistance. The HCG at 2 weeks was 140, more good news at 6 weeks HCG was 1,500, BUT we were shattered as it just disappeared at ultra sound at 8 weeks. Our 2nd FET (frozen embryo transfer) ended up a zero result at 2ww. BUT 1 hour ago got the news that our 3rd FET after a 2ww was bloody positive & bloody fantastic. The reason for this post is that it is 1,200 HCG! This was 1 embryo, WTF (that's not an IVF acronym) no drugs, no tablets, no chemicals so does anyone know (other than a negative reason) is this normal? The missus has twins in her second line of cousins on both sides of family tree.

3rd month lucky

DH and I have been married for two years and withdrew use of contraception middle of my cycle in January. I am not counting that cycle though because I knew I had gone past O by the time we started TTC. First cycle I just tried to time BD using an app. Nothing. AF came as per usual 2nd cycle started to get serious. Purchased fertility microscope, digital OPKs (clearblue advanced) and regular OPKs. The clearblue advanced was a waste of money because I o quite late in my cycle and I ran out of sticks before I ever got peak. I also got 5 days of flashing smileys. No way can I be that fertile right? On the basis of the standard OPKs I estimated I ovulated on CD18-19. I ended up having a 10 day luteal phase that month. Panicked and rushed out to the chemist to buy b6 and vitex 3rd cycle. Started AF on March 15th 2015. Light AF with not much cramps. Started testing with OPKs on CD12. This is the month we implemented SMEP. So we BD C12 EOD until my positive OPK (CD15 from memory?), day of positive OPK, day after, day after that, skipped a day and then went again. I got my BFP on 10DPO (but it was so so faint I didn't believe it until I got one again on 11DPO). Got darker on 12DPO, digital confirmed 1-2 weeks pregnant at 13DPO and the positive was very blazing at 13DPO. I have had a bad history of period pains and so I had been seeing a gynaecologist who suspected endo. When we started TTC she ran alot of tests including hormone tests. All came back fine (estrogen, LH, progesterone etc). We also had a SA done on my DH. That came back not great. It said 20% motility and only 3% of sperm with normal morphology. Around 3 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. We were expecting it to take ages with DH's sperm issues. It's difficult to say if the doctors got the tests wrong, if we just got lucky or if the SMEP helps. Either way our first bambino is due December 23rd As for symptoms... NOTHING. I mean nothing unusual/not similar to my usual PMS prior to my positive pregnancy test. I only got any kind of symptoms which I thought were unusual from 10-11DPO. Around 10-11DPO I got sharp pains in my hip, bad back pain, AF type cramps, spotting, fatigue and a weird acidy production from the inside of my cheeks. In sum: What I do recommend -Frequent babydancing. Preferably the SMEP if you can -Standard OPKs -Good vitamin regime What I don't recommend -Rushing to the doctors for tests too early. Made us panic for no reason -Digital OPKS (expensive and no merit above standard OPKs) -Fertility microscopes . Hard to use Good luck and babydust to all

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