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Clomid BFP 10dpo!! God is Good.

It has been a long time waiting to write this story. It's a crazy one, but bear with me and I'll get to the good stuff :)
DH is 36 I'm 32. We've been together for 9 years and married for 5. We've always NTNP. After getting married, we decided to begin "trying". After a year of "trying" I went to my OB/GYN and asked him for help. My cycles are very regular, so we had DH SA (great) and then there was me. HSG test = all clear. On to Clomid. Now, around this time, someone prayed over me and told me I'd have not one but TWO children. I dreamed of being very early in my pregnancy, almost to the point that noone believed me. A doctor was hooking me up to machines and then I woke up. First round of Clomid=BFP. Around 7.5 weeks, I started spotting. I went to get an ultrasound at 8 weeks, no heartbeat. It was my dream. I was heartbroken. I was upset and angry with God for taking this away. I needed some time to recooperate, so I took a long year off and did some soul searching. I prayed more than I've ever prayed and seeked God with my whole heart. During that year, my sister who is very prophetic, told me I would be pregnant at the age of 32. That was two years away!! I continued to have faith anyway. In October of 2014, I had another dream. I dreamed that I was early pregnant again, and that a blonde lady told me " I know how to fix this." Fast forward to 33 weeks pregnant and I woke up. I knew it was time for us to try again. So, I took my last prescription of Clomid in December. NOTHING. In May, I went back to my OB/GYN and he started me back on Clomid 50 mg for three cycles. NOTHING. I didn't understand. Why was this not working? I prayed for healing.
In September at my three month checkup, my OB/GYN decided not to move me up to 100 mg (for the fear of multiples because I technically ovulate on my own) and had me do three more cycles of 50 mg. And then he would move me up to 100mg if that didn't work. I was furious and so upset!!
That night, I prayed and I cried out to God, "When?? When will this happen Father, I can't wait anymore!" He replied, "February".
After lots of prayer, I decided to call a Fertility Clinic and seek more help. On the day of my first appointment, my insurance had issues and I had to cancel. So, I decided to continue the Clomid.
Now, I have some co-workers that were seeing this Homeopathic/Spiritual Healing Doctor. I was curious. After lots of prayer, I felt I had to go. Here's where my story REALLY gets interesting. As I sat down with Barry, he asked me what was on my mind. I replied "well, infertility". He asked me how old DH and I were, our names, and if I'd ever been pregnant and what had happened. I told him of my loss at 8 weeks. He stared off for what seemed like an eternity before he finally said "Ok, your husband has stomach parasites. We can fix that easily and really clean up his sperm." Then to me he says "Now, I'm going to tell you something that is very scary, but I don't want you to be scared because we can fix this, ok?" I said "Ok....?" He says "You have two bloodclots that are very close to your heart, probably had them for 10 plus years, like 17 or 18 years old. Did you have dental work or braces at that age?" My heart sunk...."Yes" I replied. "I had a root canal at 17". He says "That's when they formed. They're causing your body to work too hard, thus preventing pregnancy from sticking. You're also highly anemic." I was so stunned at this point. Not only had DH NOT even been there at all, but he had told me that something was wrong with his stomach? DH had a colonoscopy two years ago and they couldn't find anything wrong!! Anemia? I give blood and my iron is always borderline. The Red Cross also had just recently called to ask if I would donate platelets because my count was so HIGH! I was just blown away. He then says " Now get this done, I see twins". I'm like "Excuse Me??????"
So, I had two months of vitamins/herbs and iron (blackstrap molasses ewww) to get started on. After two weeks, I felt like a new person! I had energy, I could breathe better!
It gets better.......
My OB/GYN is a guy, and while I'm sitting at Barry's store, I get a text that said he would be on extended medical leave until mid January!
So, I wait until December (knowing that I'm supposed to get bumped up to 100 mg Clomid in January) and I ask what I'm supposed to do. The nurse calls me back and says "We're sticking you with Dr. so and so and they want you monitored, so day 21 progesterone test, day 28 ultrasound and then we will bump you to 100 mg."
No lie, I hung up the phone, googled this new Dr. and my jaw hit the floor. SHE was BLONDE. What are the odds? My dream is coming to pass!!!!!

BFP after 20yrs of ttc and am 45.

It has been a very long and torturous journey but I thank God that I am finally writing on this blog. I have been immensely blessed reading other people's stories. Having been waiting for the past 20yrs I can tell you it has been terrible but God has made a name for Himself in my life.
I used donor eggs in all my cycles. This is the third ivf and I had said will be the last and thank God it is the last. I had FET on 8th of December 2015. The only thing I did differently in this cycle is Pray, Pray and pray. I had the right people praying with me and tried not to talk about it with family or friends unlike the last times. I entrusted the whole process in God's hands and did my part. After transfer I took things easy but not necessarily bed rest. I went about my business but cautiously. Took pineapple core for the first 5 days of 2ww. I was on the following medication progynova, Prednisone, baby Asprin, Pregnacare, cyclogest and Gestone injection.
I had headaches every now and then but nothing major. Cramping for the first 3days after transfer and some tugs and pulls but I was careful not to assume anything because I know that the progesterone I am on can cause some of those symptoms.
I was so tempted to test 4 days before my blood test but I asked my husband and he said I should wait till yesterday 22nd of December 2015 when I went for my blood test. I was a wreck yesterday at the hospital. M'y case was very special to the hospital because of my age and how long I have been on this journey. It was the hospital victory yesterday and all glory to God. A lot of dancing and crying yesterday. I am waiting for the HCG result later today. Hopefully the numbers will be as high as expected. I transferred 2 beautiful blastocyst but I am expecting that one will split into two identical boys while the other will be our little girl. This is our desire and God can do all things.
I will update us on the progress of my pregnancy. I live in Germany but came to Nigeria to do this ivf. It has been a roller coaster but am happy it ended in praise.
If you have been waiting for a long time please do not give up. God comes late when He wants to come big.
Baby dust to all.
Jules

BFP with timed intercourse and thin uterine lining after miscarriages and Asherman's Syndrome diagnosis

I've waited almost 5 months to share my BFP story because I wanted to make sure I didn't miscarry again (that happened to me on this site). I am now 6 months pregnant. My goal in sharing this story is to give hope to other people who have had similar experiences with ovulation issues (possible PCOS diagnosis), miscarriage, Asherman's syndrome and multiples.

It's too complicated to give all of the details (yes, I used pre-seed, ovulation predictor kits, every kind of pregnancy test, charted my temperature, etc.), but here's a summary:
November 2013 - started trying to conceive naturally with my husband, but noticed I wasn't getting my period or ovulating
February 2014 - took clomid prescribed by OB
March 2014 - first BFP on first round of clomid
April 2014 - found out that it was a blighted ovum at a 7 week ultrasound and had an uncomplicated D&C at 8 weeks
June 2014 through January 2015 - took clomid 6 more times total, noticed that my periods were extremely light and almost non-existent, complained multiple times to OB about my lack of period, but was told it was not an issue
November 2014 - second BFP which turned out to be a chemical pregnancy (got my non-existent period about a week late)
January 2015 - started seeing an REI for infertility work up, everything looked normal except for my uterine lining; on a sonohysterogram, the REI thought I had a polyp and scheduled a hysteroscopy to remove it
February 2015 - diagnosed with moderate Asherman's Syndrome (aka intrauterine scarring) during the hysteroscopy; cause of Asherman's Syndrome was the D&C from the previous year (this is a rare complication from an early pregnancy D&C)
March 2015 - second hysteroscopy to treat the scarring
April 2015 - third hysteroscopy to check whether more scarring should be removed, was given the green light to try to conceive again after taking estrogen to build up my lining for another month
May 2015 - induced period with progesterone, then used femara (aka letrozole) and follistim and an ovidrel trigger shot to try to conceive through timed intercourse; at the doctor's visit before taking the trigger shot I was told that there was very little chance of getting pregnant that cycle even though I had lots of mature follicles because my uterine lining was only measuring 3.1mm (and 5mm the following day - they made me check again) and that I would likely need another hysteroscopy; we did the trigger shot anyway and had timed intercourse 36 hours later...
June 2015 - third BFP

Details of third BFP:
DPO 7 - breast tenderness
DPO 10 - partial ovarian torsion (very painful), generally did not feel well
DPO 11 (aka DPT 13) - BFP on my 35th birthday, pregnancy line was quite dark
DPO 12 - extremely sore breasts, hurt to shower, this lasted on and off for several weeks
DPO 13 - lots of spotting and cramping (this also lasted on and off for several weeks), serious paranoia about having another chemical pregnancy
DPO 14 - HCG level (from blood test at doctor's office) was 576; upon reflection, this was probably the first indication that there were multiples
DPO 16 - HCG level had more than doubled to 1,317
7 weeks - at the first ultrasound, I discovered there were 3 heartbeats; 2 of them were identical twins that would share a placenta but had separate sacs; I had a pretty significant bleed on and off for about 3 days right after the ultrasound and was again paranoid about miscarriage, but all 3 heartbeats were still there at subsequent doctor's visits
11 weeks - CVS testing of both placentas for genetic issues
13 weeks - multifetal pregnancy reduction of the identical twins based on decision that it would be too risky to carry all of them, I still think about them everyday

Can't wait to meet my baby. Don't give up.

BFP!! 8dp5dt

This is my second attempt to post my BFP, the first time I tried was on the day after I got my first very faint positive on 8dp5dt when I started spotting.. I didnt do it then because I got terrified that I was actually having a CP as I already had one about 18 months ago... so i decided to wait a bit longer before I shared the news.

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BFP after AF (Heavy bleeding and severe cramps) *******UPDATE*****

******WE'RE HAVING TWINS!!!!!!!!*********

Measuring 6w 5d we saw the 2 lil beans (It was actually 2 holes in my uterus lol). Sonogrammer said the cramping and bleeding made sense as some mothers who
carry twins experience this early on! Back for another scan in 2 weeks (this i so exciting).

we're absolutely shocked (but i had a sneaky feeling i was carrying 2 cus my symptoms made no sense lol)

Just to let u know my fatigue is the same, my hair has stopped falling out (feels lush and thick), my boobs have quadrupled, i have to pee every 1 hour and eat every 2 hours and i look HUGE! Also have waves nausea.

Thanks everyone for reading and following. I pray you all get that much wanted BFP :-)
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Just want to thank this forum, as I'm a regular stalker and symptom spotter hehe.

This is for all the GES's (Google Every Symptom-ers) and those who've had a bleed and thought it was their period. Bleeding accompanied with severe cramps that had me running to A&E thinking I was dying. When I went, the doctors couldn't find the cause and sent me home. Next day I had a scan and nothing was found in my uterus, just blood clots. This was the day my AF was due which was 16th June.

FINALLY after 2 weeks of insanity (i convinced myself that either I had fibroids, tumors or an unknown illness but i deffo wasnt preggo) I got my BFP on FRER. FAINT line but still pretty much there!

Ive had 3 miscarriages and 1 successful pregnancy. The weird thing is im pregnant around the same time, I was 3 years ago!

So I tracked ovulation according to Ovia Fertility and Period Tracker. But Ovia Fertility was wrong based on CM so according to Period Tracker I ovulated on 2nd June. Here goes ladies.

I DTD on 27, 28, 30, 4 & 5th June. Honestly guys I didn't think i was in for a chance Cus we didn't DTD on ovulation day.

SYMPTOMS I DIDN'T HAVE: metallic taste, sore/sensitive nipples, stuffy nose, migraines, severe boob ache, frequent urination, vomiting.

1DPO: happy, tight muscles and joint pain. WATERY CM.

2DPO: +sex drive, cramps, bloated stomach, heavy feeling in uterus, nausea, gassy, backache, throat feels swollen, felt really tired, cramps, EWCM.

3DPO: +sex drive, frequent urination, backache, pelvic pain and cramps, bloating (cant suck belly in), extremely tired (had 2 naps, never do that), boobs feel really full (normally feel like this a day before AF), SCHOOL GLUE CREAMY CM.

4DPO: happy, +sex drive, cramps, gassy, backaches, extremely tired (eyes feel heavy), LOTS OF CREAMY WHITE CM.

5DPO: still tired!

6DPO: bloated (belly feels hard), gassy (gas masks needed), boobs feel humongous, stomach feels really heavy, lots of cramps, LUKEHORRA, STRINGY, YELLOW/BROWN CM (in abundance, I literally wet myself with CM).

7DPO: woke up feeling like I peed myself there was WATERY CM, vagina is itchy and swollen inside, CM LOOKS YELLOW/GREEN, think Im getting an infection. AF cramps, feeling really tired, acid reflux.

8DPO: AF cramps, moody, SCHOOL GLUE CREAMY YELLOWISH CM.

9DPO: AF cramps which is normal, boobs don't hurt as much which is unusual normally boobs feel heavy, SCHOOL GLUE CM.

10DPO: happy, calm (unusual normally PMS takes over around this time Im in a stinking mood), hot flashes, +sex drive, gassy, bloated (cant suck belly in&it's hard), sharp pain in uterus, cramps like AF, backaches, fatigue (tired after day out), back aches, slight nausea, face feels hot, flutters in stomach twinges and pinches, SCHOOL GLUE CM (smells FISHY like AF TMI SORRY). I FEEL PREGNANT, I just know i am!

11DPO: happy, calm (no PMS which i usually get) burning like cramps in hips and uterus, boobs hurt near armpits & feel full & heavy (normally they hurt a lot more), feel exhausted, kicks & flutters in stomach (feels like world war 3 in there), CREAMY THICK YELLOW CM.

12DPO: woke up and thought i peed myself. Bed had a wet patch ran to bathroom and found CLOUDY CM, dizzy, bloated, backaches, extreme fatigue (unusual), so hungry had 6 meals! My urine is fluorescent and STINKS.

13DPO: lots of CREAMY CM outside vagina (normally I have to stick finger in), Vaginal canal feels weird, feels tighter. I don't ever get this much CM before period. Getting happy. Could it be? Extremely hungry and tired, cant stop eating and sleeping.
POAS BFN ; - (

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Two week wait - so hard!

Hi
Just want to write this as voyering these boards helped me SO MUCH during my two week wait. All of us are so brave. having to undergo IVF is the hardest thing for a woman to go through, it goes against everything us women were made for. I struggled so much during the 2WW that I felt really negative at the end of it. I just wanted to tell you all a few symptoms that I read into and shouldnt have. 1st week: sore boobs and going to the toilet loads 2nd week: squeezing my boobs every day for hope of some tenderness - none. Period pains almost every day I was pretty sure it hadnt worked. I get different period pains like dragging but some sharp pains ad weirdly a pain in my tummy button which always means a period. had all these. I even said to my husband sadly "whats the point in doing a test," but something came over me I thought "Ive been through all this I have to know" so i did the test on the 2nd wee of the day (i was so desperate for the loo when I first got up I forgot?!) and it was a BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!!! We just saw the heart beat 2 days ago and now feeling nice and nauseas.
Please ladies dont read into any of the signs as one forum said "the cruel thing is early pregnancy symptoms reflect period symptoms." I love the person who wrote " have FAITH have FAITH have FAITH...." when she was writing about her positve result after all the cramps and no symtoms/symptoms there one day gone the next.If this baby is a girl her middle name will be Faith. FYI I have had these cramps pretty much the whole time. Lots of us IVF pople also have scaring and dont forget the effects of stimulating your ovaries to the point of no return and then stopping the hormones. We've been through so much, let's give ourselves a break. I believe in positivity and do loads of hypno. BELIEVE you will have a baby, even go out and buy it something to confirm your belief it will happen. the sub concious mind knows so much more than you think. what's the worst that could happen? you were too positive? I don't think so, it would always be worse to think I wasn't positive enough. All the best to you brave lot.

TWINS!!!!!!!

Cycles range from 26-28 days average lutel is 12 days. My chart was triphasic this month! I had hardly any symptoms this month. The first thing that tipped me off was that I usually cramp from O to AF and I had no cramping what so ever. DH was telling me I was pregnant since we BD'd. Not sure how he knew. This is baby #2 for me, I have an 11 yr old boy. 1st baby for my DH. Only BD'd one day this month! So below is how this month went. Oh I'm 33 DH 36

Temps- Coverline is usually 97.9
O'd on 1/5 97.9 - Positive OPK BD- Clearblue easy had a Smiley face!
1/6- 1DPO 98.1
1/7- 2 DPO 98.5
1/8- 3 DPO 98.3
1/9- 4 DPO 98.4
1/10- 5 DPO 98.3
1/11- 6 DPO 98.3
1/12-7 DPO 97.8- implantation dip?
1/13- 8 DPO 98.0
1/14- 9 DPO 98.1
1/15- 10 DPO 98.2- nauseated in the morning and evening. ACNE!!!! Emotional about acne. Cried at an episode of 2 and a half men.
1/16- 11 DPO 98.6 loving my temp this morning!!!
1/17- 12 dpo 98.4 Took a test (FRER) in the middle of the night and went back to bed. Woke up at 8 and I have a faint line!!!!!
1/18- 13 dpo 98.6 darker bfp with fmu (FRER)! I think I'm pregnant!
1/19- 14 dpo- I didn't test or take temp this day. Called and made my ob appointment 2/12/15!!! Itchy all over.
1/20-15 dpo- took my last FRER with fmu and it is bright pink! My FF app told me that I could stop tracking my fertility now lol

So far nausea on and off, boobs aren't sore. My stomach is really upset tmi alert- pooping like crazy. I have been a little emotional here and there. As long as I don't get hungry I am ok. I have turned into a morning person but by 3 I am done.

UPDATE
I had absolutely no vomitting until i hit 5 weeks. Then it was full force. Super tired now and constipated. NO fun.
6 weeks and 1 day- had some spotting, freaked out went to the ER. Come to find out everything is fine. 2 heartbeats 2 babies!!
Twins due 10/1/2015
NO fertility drugs! Twins do not run in either family. I asked for one and God gave me 2! Feeling beyond Blessed

positive at 7dpo?

This is my 1st time posting to a forum, I'm not very good with the lingo, sorry in advance I took a random pregnancy test today and it was positive, so I took another one positive again. I was shocked as we weren't really trying , we were planning to though. I have been charting for the hell of it . so I went back to my chart and its saying I ovulated on the 3rd so that would make me 7dpo the only time I had Did the deed was the 1st. Is this right? Could I have already been pregnant from the month before or something?

Dark bfp 9 dpo!! Ttc 2 years!

So quick background 2+yrs ttc w 2mc, 1cp, pcos and irregular cycles.
So On to the symptoms:
1-3 dpo, nothing really

4-5 dpo, bloody nose, feels like cold/sore throat, achy low and boobs a lil tender

6-7dpo, really bloated, more bloody noses, cold feeling, achy low and tender boobs. Tons of cm!!

8dpo, same as before but no more bloody noses. Still full/low pressure in abdomen and really bloated, pants don't fit as well! Dizziness, hungry more (like inhaled my whAtaburger!)

9dpo, Fmu REALLY dark bfp!!! Never had one this early or this dark!! more cm, still super bloated and achy low, b's somewhat tender, random nip pain, hungrier,smelling everything

Now on 12dpo w really strong bfps still!! Not sure what to think since they are so dark so early. Maybe twins!? Someone said quads after seeing my pic lol.

Ps used vitex the last 2 months and PRAyed for my lil blessings! Praise God for his miracles and the perfect health of this child (or children?) :)

This photo shows 9dpo-11dpo progression

Twins with IUI/Gonal F

My babies are 5 months but I knew how much I relied on this site during my tww's so needed to come on now and post. Short synopsis - hubby had low motility. Got preggo on 1st try with iui no meds but miscarried at 8 weeks. Then tried iui for 3 times with clomid and nothing. 4th iui was done using injections (gonal f) and got pregnant with twins.
Day 1-3 nausea all day but been sick. Gassy all days long
Day of IUI - Cramps so bad all day. Could barely move/walk.
Day 2 - slight cramps, huge glob of thick white cm when check during shower.
Day 3 - another huge glob of thick white cm when wiped, full boobs, bloated. Bloody nose when blowing.
Day 4 not as nauseous in morn. Boobs so sore and nipples hurt so bad started crinone in am. Gassy. More nausea at nt 2 hour nap and fell asleep b4 10! Up at 4am to pee (prob just crinone).
Day 5. Woke up w sore throat but went away. Peeing lots. Bloated. Gassy. Bloody nose. Boobs so sore. Sharp rt side cramp. Crampy all day. Feels pressure like. Can't suck in stomach at all. Nausea at nt. Cramps. Tired.
Day 6. Woke up w sore throat but went away. Pressure. Crampy. bloated. Lips more chapped than usual. bad lower rt cramp - got worse throughout day, felt like cyst burst. Peeing a lot. Acid reflux repeating on me in mid of night. Bloody nose.
Day 7. Woke up fine. Still sore boobs but ok. Slight bloat and pressure. Can't suck in stomach. Hungry! Not rly crampy. Around 4pm pain started in low rt side and kinda shot down leg/inner thigh.
Day 8. Feel best I've felt. Tired napped for 2 hrs. Was out shopping and got so lightheaded and felt like jelly. Ran to get food. Peeing a lot. Still sore boobs and nips still bloated - can't suck in stomach
Day 9 - rt side cramp and pinching. Boobs are so swollen and hurty. Stuffy nose. Had 1st preggo dream last nt that we were planning my shower.
Day 10 woke up w bad pressure in rt side. So Bloated. Hard stomach. Just feel full and pressure. As day goes on so much pressure and full feeling. Can't suck in. Bloated beyond belief!
Day 11 no cramps but such a full feeling. Very tired. Boobs so swollen. Horrendous lower back pain. Had a strange feeling to take a pregnancy test so at 7pm took a first response test that I had lying around and BOOM! BFP!!! Ran to CVS for Clearblue Digital and within seconds BFP!!
Day 12 Bad rt side cramps. Boobs r prob the worst they've been! SO hurty! Bad diarhea at night. Hungry on and off. Cramps on and off. Low left side cramp like one had on rt side few days ago.
Day 13 darker bfp w fmu :) lower back rly hurting. Tired. Starting to gag and be nauseaus when brushing teeth
Day 14 brown/red blood in morn :( still positive pregnancy tests. Boobs sore. Not as hard stomach. Period like cramps
Day 15 Darkest line yet. Cramps on/off
Had sono at 6 weeks preggo to confirm but was only 1 baby. Went back at 8 weeks and there were 2. Very lucky and blessed to have 2 of the most gorgeous babies ever :) Good luck to all reading this!!!

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