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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!!!

BFp!!!! (With hypothyroid)

I can't believe I can finally post here. After our fourth round ttc I got my bfp :) I'll give you my details and then if you'd like, you can read my story :) If you've been waiting a long time to get pregnant I'd encourage you to stick it out through the long post because I think it might help you :)

So here it is, and heads up, it's pregnancy symptoms so I'm not going to apologize or say TMI. You wouldn't be here if you didn't want to know :) PS I started on .5g of Synthroid on day 2 of this cycle. These are my notes:

1dpo: nothing really, just some leftover ovulatory cramps

2dpo: cramps, little bit of nausea-maybe from being hungry, still some twinges in ovaries, weird itchy twinge a few times on right lower abdomen, emotional in afternoon, found out a friend of mine is already pregnant again

3dpo: feel wet down there but nothing really in my underwear, just some creamy cm when I wipe, still cramping a bit, don't really feel pregnant, sad because my temp went down again

4dpo: constipation (I don't usually have this issue but it happened the first time we ttc so I didn't read too much into it), cramping in abdomen, some lower back pain, and pain in hips like when AF is here

5dpo: increased sex drive, cramping low down in middle of pelvis, AF-like cramps after 5pm, back, hips, and legs hurt

6dpo: nothing much, constipation, lots of creamy cm

7dpo: constipation, a few cramps today, still not sure if constipation or my uterus/ovaries

8dpo: gassy, constipation, slightly tender breasts (on inner part near the nipple)

9dpo: gassy, constipation, tender breasts, really beginning to think what I thought was cramps has been constipation cramps the whole time :( wondering if it's the synthroid causing constipation

10dpo: increased appetite, increased sex drive, gassy, bloated, constipated, breasts still tender starting to be tender on outer sides and around nipple, felt really wet down there today, sad cause when I feel increased sex drive that usually means my periods coming :(

11dpo: increased appetite, gassy, constipated (what is wrong with me??), fatigue (really tired, keep having to take naps in the afternoon lately), breasts still tender, itchy nipples, low sex drive...unusual, smelling EVERYTHING

12dpo: increased appetite, gassy, bloated, constipated (still??), fatigue, breasts tender, cramps-prob AF about to come :(

13dpo: increased appetite, gassy, constipated (seriously?), drank lemon juice and water on an empty stomach and went to the bathroom this morning, by lunch felt constipated again :( after my husband and I went on a date we were going to watch a movie and I got all ridiculous about not feeling pretty or wearing the right outfit for our date, was sure I must be about to start my period with the moodiness, have achy teeth, breasts very sore, fatigue, didn't feel like having sex...unusual this close to AF possibly coming, which I was sure she was :(

14dpo: woke up at 5:45am like usual to take my temp, had told myself I would only do a test if my temp was still up (I am not a POAS addict, I hate seeing the negative line and would rather just know by my temp going down and AF showing up), my temp was 98.34(!), I talked myself out of getting up for about 20 min, then took a test. BFP!!!!!!!! Holy moly me oh my, I'm pregnant!!!!! Definite line!!! Test line darker than control line!!! Teeth ache, very hungry!! Couldn't sleep anymore after I told my husband (he was excited for being in a groggy sleepy state :)) so I got up. A lot of watery/creamy cm in underwear and down there. Can't believe I'm pregnant!! Cramps and twinges every now and then.

Okay so here's my story:

BFP first IVF

DH and I had been trying to conceive for 3+ years. I have endo, slight pcos, and a blocked tube. We tried three rounds of clomid, didn't work. I've had two lapraoscopies, and did 6 months of lupron depot shot. Hated the shot but it worked wonders on pain from endo. Anyways, fertility doc desided to go straight to IVF since I've never been pg or known if I was pg. DH is completely normal, even above average. So we did ivf at fertility doctor suggestion. We did a 5 day transfer. I had absolutely no symptoms! !!! Just tired, but i think that was more from healing from 30 egg retrival.

1-3dp5dt - nothing just tired. Tested 3dpt BFN
4dp5dt - starting to get super exhausted going to bed at 9pm. Waking up at 730.
5dp5dt - I got a strong BFP!!! Just tired exhausted.
Kept testing because I love seeing my BFP
Found out 28dpt that I'm pg with twins! Super excited! !!

FET success after failed fresh IVF

Hello fellow ttcers, I want to share my story to give hope to any of you undergoing treatment now.
Me and DH:36
Started ttc 4 yrs ago.
Problems: male factor (low morphology) and uterine polyps removed twice.
First IVF 1 year ago: 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature and icsi-ed, 11 fertilized, 6 5-day blasts. Transferred 1 blast but bfn:(
Waited for 7 months before FET, as I needed time to recover from the craziness of infertility treatments.
November 2013 started estrogen and then progesterone, and we transferred two blasts on the 6th of December.
The only unique symptom I had for 3 days a week after the transfer was bitter taste in my mouth, all day long, and after eating!
Then on 9dp5dt I had severe cramping and exactly like af was coming. Went to the bathroom to find pads etc, and poased without even thinking it. The strongest positive came up. Beta on 12dp5dt was 1806. Needless to say I am now 18 wks pregnant with twins:)
I hope my story helps someone make it through a tough time:)
Babydust to all of you!

After over 6 years of ttc!

My husband and I were high school sweethearts and knew from day 1 we wanted a family together. After over 6 years of ttc, 5 miscarriages, numerous doctors appointments and testing, different medications, and surgery, Im 19 weeks 4 days pregnant with 3 girls. The pregnancy started out as quadruplets but we lost 1 around 9 weeks. Thankfully our 3 girls are growing right on track and we couldnt be happier! Never give up on your dreams =)

Faith The Size of a Mustard Seed!

Hello,

I just found this site while searching the web. My endo was the cause of me having both tubes blocked with hydrosalpinx. I had been advised to have both tubes removed, but something in me felt like because I had no children, I would feel even more empty inside. My RE told my husband and I the only way we would conceive is with IVF. In August, 2013 we began the process at a high rate of speed. I'm 36 and my husband is 43, so we were both in a hurry to get going, especially not knowing how long it would take to get a BFP. I have a co-worker who has never had a BFP and she's now on her ninth cycle, so that worried me a lot, although I know everyone is different. Started meds in September, 2013 and on October 22, 2013 we went in for the egg retrieval. They did IVF w/ ICSI as my husband's count wasn't all that great. On October 25, 2013 we went in for the 3 day transfer. They retrieved 10 eggs, which I thought was not enough, after hearing people get numbers in the 20's. They took five and all five fertilized. They took the two most likely to implant for transfer. On October 31st, I couldn't help myself and took a HPT, it was negative. The next morning I took another one at 5am and got an immediate BFP. The next two days, I took them and continued getting BFP. On November 6th I was scheduled to go in for my blood pregnancy test. I got a call that afternoon that we were indeed pregnant and my HCG level was 373 12dpo, they wanted me back in every other day for the next week, as my numbers were doubling at an insane rate. An ultrasound confirmed it was twins. We are currently 14 weeks pregnant with twins. I am still in shock that it happened for us on our first attempt. I thank God every day and I pray for every couple going through this, that they are successful. Keep the faith and always pray to your Higher Power! Baby dust to you all!

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There is No Set Formula ... Just be Patient!

I tested positive 2 days ago after a day 3 ET. The whole IVF process (my first one) has been a difficult one. First they found a fibroid for which I had a surgery done. By the time I reached my final scan which was 6 months later, my follicles had reduced from 10 to almost 2 - not sure stress drugs or just age (I'm 37). The drs managed to abstract two eggs and they both fertilized to healthy embryos to our relief. We decided to go for both to increase our chances in case this was my last chance. I had my transfer done under sedation as I am really stressed when having a smear done. I felt my body is more likely accept the embryo if I am relaxed. The sedation also meant I was rested before I went home. After reading several forums that too much bed rest is not good, I did general housework but stayed indoors. I did yoga breathing and refrained from showers for 5 days. I felt a small sacrifice was worth it. Just what made me feel comfortable. I felt no symptoms apart from heavy green discharge a few days later which must have been from the cable they inserted. And just a few days before my test my one boob started feeling sore and had sharp pains in my right pelvic. I did feel bloated with the drugs and tired towards the end. I decided to wait for the 2 weeks as false result can be very heart breaking. I am now patiently (!) waiting for my first scan to find out the clear results and will then tell family the news. It is very nail biting and I did not sleep the night before my test. Yes it will happen if its meant to BUT you must do the basics like drinking enough fluid, having enough fresh air, eating and sleeping enough and not over thinking about whats going to happen.

BFP With Endo After IVF #1

I was thinking about this community this morning even though I haven't met any of you. I remember obsessing over every symptom, tracking everything, reading these posts to get some hope. I wanted to share my happy story with you! When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with endometriosis via exploratory lap and still I was shoved off by my PCP because "I'm sooooo young, I have plenty of time". Ladies, ignore this. This is a generalization and really may not apply to you at all. I went to a different doctor...found out I wasn't even ovulating let alone the problems I had with endometriosis. With fertility, TIME is everything, so don't just sit back and wait if you aren't ovulating, have a blocked tube, a male factor, ect. Be proactive. Tried Clomid & injections for a month or two each and then decided to do IVF- worked the first time. Physically I did not find it hard on my body at all. Emotionally and financially it's insanity but its more than worth that BFP......

0-6 DPO- nothing
7-8 DPO- DIZZINESS! This was my very first symptom. Light BFP, definitely not evap- got darker everyday afterwards.
9-15 DPO- dizziness continues. No nausea, no breast changes. Another + was NO signs of period coming (used to think cramps were implantation when it was just my period).
16DPO- Beta in the 300's!
18DPO- Beta in the 1000's!

7 weeks found two heartbeats. I'm now 6 months pregnant with twin girls, no complications. I wouldn't look into your pregnancy symptoms so much at such an early stage-- just take those tests and be familiar with what a evap vs real + looks like so it doesn't break your heart. Never thought it would be me some days, but I loved and trusted God to be with DH & I through it and he gave us TWO! :) Good luck to you girls. I know how hard it is on the heart & know I wrote this total random post in hopes that it would help someone...at least one, today.

TTC For a Whole Year, No Known Fertility Issues, Clomid (First Try) BAM! BFP! 

The DH and I having been trying for a year with a 6 year old, and 3 year old boys. We we're pushing for that 3 year difference between our babes, and were getting desperate after it didn't come as easily with our first two. We decided to try Clomid, and took it on CD 3-7. A lot of my symptoms we're definitely from the Clomid, but i'll list everything I noticed! Good luck, sticky beans, and baby dust! 

CD3-7 (Clomid cycle) - Hot flashes, Dizziness, Bloating.
CD8 - Neg.OPK (Of course, just checking!) Dry CM (Heard that happens on Clomid). Had a bad bad cold, which I figured would help moisten things up! 
CD9 - A huge sense of calmness? Nausea, nipples were sore feeling, dizziness, cold/fluish junk, tired.
CD10 - Nothing other then my calm feeling, and my cold.
CD11 - Strange fluttering cramps on left side, cold/flu stuffiness.
CD12 - Bad bloating, like I'm 4 months preggo. Tired, and a HUGE appetite. Hubbs and I BDD.
CD13 - Terrible cramps! All over! Had to sit down, because it radiated down my legs. Pretty sure I ovulated today! Still a huge sense of calmness.
DPO1 - CD14 - Little nausea, calm feeling. Hubbs and I BDD.
DPO2 - CD15 - Calm, left sided stabbing cramps, nausea, bloating still, and a huge sex drive, haha.. BDD of course. :)
DPO3 - CD16 - Calm, nausea, nip soreness, dizziness, fatigue, and a huge sex drive still! BDD again.
DPO4 - CD17 - CM creamy and wet all of a sudden? Calm, nausea, tender BB's very swollen in fact! DH is happy happy, lol. Can't find anything to eat that sounds good, very unsatisfied. And pretty gassy..  
DPO5 - CD18 - Still calm, very gassy, no appetite, bad bloating, backaches, and fatigue.
DPO6 - CD19 - Lots of eggwhite CM, pretty unusual. BB are still swollen, insomnia, nausea.
DPO7 - CD20 - More gas, constipation, backaches, I'm tired but I can't sleep? Still calm though! Took a HPT, BFN. Too early, I know!! 
DPO8 - CD21 - Gas, gas, gas. BB's are hugemongeous. Bloated, and tired. 
DPO9 - CD22 - Gas, BB's swollen/hurt. Nausea, but super hungry. Crampy. Hubbs and I BDD.
DPO10 - CD23 - Still have creamy eggwhite CM. Gas, BB's hurt, nips are sore, more bloat, and insomnia. BFN.
DPO11 - CD24 - Creamy CM, fatigue, gas, BB's still hurt, nausea, my neck and back were killing me! Tossing and turning all night. BFN.
DPO12 - CD25 - Headache, BB's sore, gas, slept almost the entire day, small period like cramps. BDD again. Pee'd on a store bought cheapie, and it had the faintest positive! Even DH saw it, but we didn't get our hopes up.
DPO13 - CD26 - AF is due! Nauseous bad! Lots of cramping. Very tired even though I slept all day yesterday. I work in a lab at a health clinic, so I called my doc and had her put the urine work in. All came back BFP!! I have a follow up appointment tomorrow at 9am! 

*Update! Had my appointment this morning and was told i'm 3 weeks, 4 days. Which the doc says is odd that I get a BFP so early, but that I'm also having morning sickness already... Twins?!! We'll see in a month!

I've literally trolled this site for an entire year, hoped and prayed every month that I would be writing all this out. And to be completely honest, I balled my eyes out in the break room when my coworker confirmed my positive result! I didn't believe it! It's been a long year, with a lot of BFN's. Thank you to all the ladies that helped me through it! Sticky beans and baby dust for everyone! 

BFP!!! 1st Round IVF with ICSI

I promised like many others I would post my BFP when and if it happened as this site gave me so much hope during my 2ww.

Me (30) PCOS, some tubal blockage
DH (36) Great swimmers :))))

Hubby and I had tried actively for over year before turning for help. We had 3 rounds failed clomid and HCG shot and two failed IUIs. Come to find out my OBGYN didn't offer me HSG test and if she had we wouldn't have gone thru so much before choosing ivf. My fertility doctor also said I didn't need to be on clomid either as I was fortunately ovulating on my own already. I simply had blockage. Frustrating, but at least we had answers.

I can't say enough amazing things about our clinic and doctors for IVF though. Positivity every step of the way. That means so much when you go thru such an emotional time. We did Follistim and Menopur and responded well. We had 17 retrieved, 14 fertilized with ICSI(my clinic prefers this route with most patients, as it has higher outcomes for them), and 8 beautiful 5 day embryos! :))) We transferred two rock stars and froze 6 more.

I didn't have many symptoms at first, but probably 4 to 5 days after I had a lot of twinges and they were very low and sharp. Some were painful and stopped me in my tracks. I called some vagina lightening bolts haha. Never experienced them before. My boobs also looked veinier than before, but that could have been progesterone supplements or estrogen so I didn't think much about it. I also remember having more discharge, but that could be supplements too. Those twinges though I knew were different as I had been on estrogen and progesterone with IUIs and never felt them.

I ate pineapple core for first 4 days after transfer. Not sure of it helped but worth a shot. :) I also rested a lot! I only did bed rest first day, but I still remained lazy for next few days.

I held off on POAS because I had been heartbroken by too many of those things and waited for blood test. We got a call it was negative and we were devasted, BUT for some reason(I believe God) I felt like peeing on a stick. I found one old one in cabinet and it immediately popped up two bright lines. I called clinic and they rushed me back in. They found out right after I gave second blood sample the lab had imputed someone else's number in mine. I was so happy I didn't even care about the mix up.

So my piece of advice is if you get a no always double check, especially if you feel different. It was an overwhelming feeling I should just pee on it and this was after I had been told blood sample was a no. I hated those sticks so I know God was protecting my babies. I now want to frame that stick! Haha

We just had our first US and found out we are having twins! It's still early but I have so much faith in God and these babies.

I am not trying to push my beliefs on anyone but God is such comfort during times likes these. My faith and love for him, even in the darkest times has grown leaps and bounds. Even when I thought it was negative I praised him for the 6 frozen we had. Believe in Gods plan, trust in him, and when your miracle happens you will understand his timing and never ever take that miracle for granted. Praying for all you reading this board that are still waiting. "God gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm" :) Baby dust to all!

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