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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!

Finally a BFP After Almost 4 Years TTC #2... Alhamdolillah

Icsi no 3...

Retrieval: Thursday June 13, 2013
Retrieved 37 eggs... Mild ohss
June 14: 2 liters of ringolact iv fluids
June 15: 1 liter of ringolact iv fluid

June 14, 15, 16, 17 ... Extremely bloated, sore bbs, strong cramps, nausea, tightness in abdomen, pressure felt when going to the loo... Loose motions.... Drinking water is an effort but I felt that I am not peeing as much as I am drinking... Moody and emotional... Crying at everything on tv...

Embryo transfers
Day 3, June 16, 2013
2 morulas and a 10-celled embryo
Cramps, bloating and nausea

June 17: Sore bbs, cramps and tightness in the abdomen but better than before. Mild Nausea too..

June 18: Sore bbs, waves of nausea, bloating, gasses and pretty strong cramps

June 19: Day 6 transfer of blastocyst... Cramps, nausea and bloating gone as if by magic... Slightly hungrier... Craving of pickly, spicy things... Ate tikka with lots of spicy chutney and onions... Sore bbs

June 20: Sore bbs still there, morning is perfect, no nausea or cramps... Come P.m ... Appetite increase, cramps in the lower abdomen, slightly on the left side... Pressure felt when going for bowel movement... Pee seems a bit hotter... Mild headache... Looks like the beginning of a migraine... Feel like having a spicy tomato chutney... Slightly hungrier... Said no to ice cream O.o... Drinking water and expelling it out...

June 21: Sore bbs, mild cramps in lower abdomen, pulling/ tugging sensation around navel and cramping in the groin area... One big cramp in the morning

June 22: Sore bbs, mild cramping... General feeling of heaviness in my lower abdomen... Vivid dream in the afternoon... Cried while watching diff'rent strokes

Jun 23: BBs not so sore, some twinges here and there, general feeling of fullness in bladder even when it's empty, very weepy, sneezed and soiled myself twice, hint of nausea, am aware of the left size of my lower abdomen, belching like a man, motions but not very loose. Few cramps in the lower abdomen. Stale taste in mouth despite chewing on strong peppermint gum.

Jun 24: BBs not too sore, mild twinges/ cramps towards the left side of my lower abdomen, mild nausea in the a.m. Very slight pain in my lower back... Didn't wake up at the alarm for two nights in a row. Smells disturb, threw up once in the pm.

Jun 25: Mildly sore bbs, mild cramps in the a.m., I think I am sleeping a bit much and too soundly, didn't wake up on my alarm for the third night in a row... Hint of nausea, feeling of suffocation.. Although I haven't thrown up but I can feel the taste of food in my throat, like it rises and then goes back in... 3 spots on my face and a dry patch above my lip... Vomited just a little bit, taste in my throat is bitter but just slightly... Very sleepy

Jun 26: Very mild cramps in the lower abdomen, bbs not to sore, weepy mood, almost threw up, nausea in the am, am aware of a spot or maybe a ball in my lower abdomen on the left side... God help me... Stale taste in my mouth like I haven't brushed... But I have... Going to poop for around 3-4 times for two days now, whereas only once is normal for me...
Am I slightly hungrier? Mild back ache when I am sitting without support for namaz

Jun 27: Hint of nausea, wanted to throw up but cudn't, gassy, generally ok... Threw up a bit of bitter liquid, heartburn which is just not normal for me!! Bbs mildly sore... Montgomery bumps showing... I think I see veins on my chest? Heartburn and nausea, poop breaks often

Jun 28: Nausea, poop, belching, general feeling of uneasiness, gag reflex strong, cramps in my groin area... Praying and keeping fingers crossed for tomorrow's beta. Mild cramps and nausea in the evening, went to throw up but couldn't. Smell sensitivity increased and heartburn... Feeling slightly bloated

June 29: BETA DAY!!!! slept soundly although I lose sleep when I am stressed. Stress also causes frequent trips to the loo. I had mild cramping on the left side of my lower abdomen, mildly nauseous and mildly sore bbs... Shaky legs... All due to stress I guess... Threw up thrice approximately whilst waiting for the results....

Finally, when I feel almost faint with tension, my doctor, who is also my sister in law drops in with a big cake, a bigger smile and the greatest bear hug she could manage!!! BFP with a beta value of 1486!!!!!!! Probably twins or maybe even triplets!!! Allah Almighty is great... After all the period of trying, we finally are blessed!!!

BFP on Cycle 16!

I finally got my bfp back in March, I am almost 15 weeks :) This was our 16th cycle trying. We had all the testing done and nothing was wrong so my doctor put me on clomid 50mg days 3-7. I was originally pregnant with twins but we had a disappearing twin around 6 weeks, other baby is doing great though :)
Here are my symptoms:
-nothing, really absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. I was absolutely convinced that this was not my month, I even cried to my hubby about how it was never going to happen just a few days before my bfp
-I did have increased cm the entire month, not just in my tww but I'm pretty sure it was the clomid. In my tww it was this weird stretchy, creamy stuff I've never really had before and I do still get it but I distinctly remember my cm drying up around 9 dpo.
-my boobs were very sore from around 8 or 9 dpo which is also completely normal
-very tired and hungry during entire tww, again completely normal
-I had a very small amount of spotting for a few hours on the day af was due, I was sure she was here but it stopped completely so I tested the next morning at 15 dpo and got a very dark bfp!

So the moral of the story? You can be pregnant with no unusual symptoms :)

BFP at Only 2 Days Late!!!

Hi everyone, just got a BFP on pregnancy test but I was only 2 days late. I'm already having symptoms, I'm extremely tired all the time and I'm always hungry. I know it's too early to tell but could there be two buns in the oven? What do you think?

BFP With PCOS and Hypothyroidism

Our History:
me: 24-PCOS, Hypothyroidism
DH: 26-a little low count (but not much)
Ok so here's how this cycle went, we went in to our fertility specialist and he put me on letrozole (2.5mcg-10 pills over the course of 4 days) I'm also on Meformin (PCOS) and levothyroxine (thyroid), fish oil, folic acid, and prenatals. We went in to see how my follicles were growing so we would know when to schedule our IUI. Well he gave me an HCG shot to take home and give to myself. While at our appointment the Dr. told us he would be out of town that week but would still like us to give timed intercourse a try (needless to say I was MAD). We gave it a shot anyway and IT WORKED!! Things I did different this time: I ate a ton of pineapple-I heard it's supposed to help with the lining of your uterus- and we used Pre-Seed:)
CD5-Light cramps
CD6-Light cramps-semen analysis 19 million little guys!
CD11-Pinching in ovary area
CD 13- Pinching in ovary areas
CD15-Pinching in ovaries U/S 15mm follicle and one smaller (I don't know the size) BD
CD 16 bd
CD 17 Nothing
CD 18-HCG trigger shot at 5:30pm- pain in ovary areas, gassy, tired, sore BB's
I could have O'd one of the next two days but I think it was CD 20
CD 19-Ovulation? BDx2 dry nipples (weird), 6pmish slight twinge followed by af type cramps
O day- BD, sharp pains in both ovaries, minor achy cramps, tired, backache, VERY gassy
1DPObd-Cramps, pinching pains in ovaries, VERY gassy
2DPO-Mild AF cramps, sharp twinges on right and left ovaries, sharp stabbing pains on sides of BB's, scant, dry, tacky CM, VERY gassy, heartburn (could have been what I ate though!) mild nausea when hungry
3DPO-BD AF cramps,BB's sore
4DPO-Heavy AF cramps, bright red and brown streaks in CM (implantation??:)), sore weird activity in BB's, burning sensation in uterus
5DPO and on-Light AF cramps, very sensitive nips, random pains in BB's, nausea, tired.
Well I was testing out the HCG shot and the line got light and then got darker so I knew I was PG at 9DPO:) still very skeptical at this point though!
I went in for blood test 17DPO and my beta came back at 1525! Woo hoo! We are finally Pregnant!
Went back for blood test and U/S at 21DPO beta was 7859! It is TWINS!!! We are so very excited and blessed beyond belief!

I know many of you are still waiting on your BFP, it will happen! Trust in God! I prayed and prayed this cycle (and had my family and church praying too!)

Please send stick vibes my way and Baby Dust to all TTC!!!

Early BFP, Big Symptoms

So, I would like to give my story. My husband and I were not actively trying to conceive but we're going to be by the end of the year and so like the crazy lady I am, I track my cycles. I use fertility friend, it's the easiest way to track my cycles with out me having to worry about dates getting deleted out of my phone and what not. I don't have to remember my LMP, I just look at the chart. So, that being said, I was not temping, just simply tracking period, forecasted ovulation and forecasted af. Well, this month, February (2013) was Valentine's day and we had just moved into a new house the week prior, so completely forgot about gifts and cards or making plans or anything. We took our son to pick something out and that was about it, my husband had to work swing that night. I figured, what's a better Valentine's day present to a man than my self with shaved legs! lol. I knew I was in my forecasted ovulation time so, I called him and told him to pick up a box of condoms on his way home. He did. So we bd'd and after it was said and done the condom was not where it was supposed to be. It had fallen off sometime before he finished! Bam! Hello two week wait! So beginning on February 15th...

BFP With Twins After 2nd Cycle on Clomid!

I am so excited to share my BFP story! My DH and I had been TTC since November 2011. Since I had long and irregular cycles (anywhere from 26-52 days) I saw my doctor after 6 months of trying. She sent me for blood tests and an ultrasound to check for PCOS but all tests came back normal, so I was referred to my gynecologist. He advised that it didn’t sound like I was ovulating naturally and prescribed 50mg Clomid on CD 2-6 in September 2012. My DH’s sperm test came back normal on all measures. We were also advised that there was a higher chance of falling pregnant with twins on Clomid, and were unperturbed. The first cycle of Clomid didn’t work, with my gyno performing an ultrasound on day 13 and follow up blood test confirming that ovulation did not occur. My second cycle on Clomid was 100mg CD 2-6 and below are the TWW symptoms I experienced:
- CD 10 - ultrasound found a 13mm follicle on one ovary (which Dr. said looked very promising) and 8mm follicle on the other (which Dr. said looked unlikely to release given the cycle day)
- Blood test on CD 21 confirmed I had ovulated – woohoo!
- CD 12 – Significant cramping all day on left side (usual for me) and continued to CD 14
- CD 14 – Negative opk in morning, but positive opk at night time
- CD 15 – Positive opk in the morning, negative by night time
- BD CD 10, 12, 14-16
- DPO 1-3 - Felt tight across the belly all day (unusual for me)
- DPO 3 – Pulling feeling in my vagina (TMI sorry!)
- No symptoms DPO 4-7
- DPO 8 – Sharp, sudden pain in left side then gone (too late for implantation?)
- DPO 9 – Lower back pain last couple of days (unusual for me), nipples erect often (unusual for me), tight, full feeling in belly gone
- DPO 10 – Took HPT on internet cheapie and swear I see a very, very faint line when held up against white wall – didn’t tell DH because I thought it was too early
- DPO 11 – Cramping across belly returned today but this is not unusual for me during TWW, increased vaginal discharge (TMI sorry!) which is unusual at this time of month for me, sore lower back (unusual for me), trouble sleeping past 2 nights but could be from book I’m reading. Did not test today.
- DPO 12 – Positive HPT at 5:30am, swear I see a faint line but still very faint on internet cheapie. Go to chemist this afternoon to get FRER to be sure. Still did not tell DH as it is early.
- POSITIVE HPT on FRER at 9pm! Ran from bathroom to living room jumping up and down to show stick to DH. He’s very excited also. Rang my Mum and sister because I was so excited, even though it was early.
- DPO 13 – Positive HPT on FRER fmu – so happy!! Couldn’t sleep last night as too excited. It’s amazing see those two lines for the first time. I took one each day just to keep seeing them come up :)
- DPO 14 – aching feeling all over, like the flu but no other flu symptoms (unusual for me), fatigued all day, sore throat, sore bbs with darker veins, very thirsty all day (very unusual for me), frequent urination. Tight feeling in belly for past couple of days also.
- DPO 19 – blood test confirmed pregnancy! So excited!
19th December 2012 – had a dating scan with gyno at 8 weeks, 4 days to check heart beat and Dr found TWINS!!! To say we are thrilled at hearing two strong healthy heart beats is an understatement! This is truly the best Christmas present we could’ve wished for. I’m currently 9 weeks 5 days, with morning sickness (vomiting in the mornings and nausea the rest of the day) but not even that can dampen my happiness. We are expecting our two bundles of joy on 27 July 2013 (or most likely earlier, being twins). It’s such a cliché but I just knew that this was the month. At first I wasn’t sure whether that feeling was because we got good news about ovulation that we hadn’t had before, but I felt physically different than I had every other month. I am hoping and praying that these babies stick to full term.
Wishing luck for everyone trying – I truly hope those two lines come up for you all x

Pregnant w/ Twins! :)

I found this fantastic site at the start of my two week wait and actually read every single passage listed on here during my own TWW. I am thrilled to share my story, in hopes it will help some of you...

My husband and I got married in our 30's in 2008, so we decided to try for a family right away as we both were ready. My journey has been long and difficult over the past 4 years of TTC. Through it all, several months were cancelled due to cysts on my ovaries...
-- 2009 Clomid for 5 Cycles
-- 2009 HSG Test
-- 2010 IUIs - 3 Failed Cycles
-- 2010 Surgery: Laparoscopy to Confirm & Remove Endometriosis
-- 2011 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps
-- 2011 Several Genetic Tests Completed
-- 2012 HSG Test
-- 2012 Cysts - 4 Cancelled Cycles, then put on BCP
-- 2012 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps

Details for Month/Cycle:
My last cycle started on 10/22 and we began our injections a few days later. [Follistim & Menopur] On 10/31 I was ready for my IUI and had 4 follicles at full size. My hubby had a count of over 75M w/ a 90% Mobility after the "washing".

I was keeping a log of my injections and meds, so I tracked my symptoms during my two weeks.
1dpIUI: Cramps, laid down all day w/ my legs elevated, my abdomen felt "very full"
2dpIUI: Cramps, laid down most of the day, very gassy and bloated, still had the "full feeling"
3dpIUI: Back to normal routine, still bloated and full, started Crinone 8% Gel Daily
4dpIUI: Still bloated, a few cramps off and on, very teary/emotional, also constipated [literally little turd-lets for the rest of the week]
5dpIUI: Still bloated, a few more cramps off and on, constipated, had a more to eat today - very hungry, tender breasts/nipples
6dpIUI: Same as day 5
7dpIUI: More Bloated, cramps, and seriously constipated
8dpIUI: Vivid dream - got a BFP, started urinating in the middle of the night, tender breasts/nipples, sensitive to smells today
9dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, very gassy and bloated [like 4mths pregnant], also a few spots on pantie liner that were light red [implantation]
10dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, painfully bloated and gassy [tried prune juice and suppository for relief], tender nipples only
11dpIUI: Very vivid dream - pregnant w/ belly!, areolas look larger today, slight relief to constipation and bloating
12dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, and tired in the afternoon at work
13dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting today [Took a $Tree Test, Very Faint Positive]
14dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting - BETA TEST DAY

1st Beta on 11/14 - 291.9 & Progesterone >40
2nd Beta on 11/16 - 656.3 & Progesterone >40
3rd Beta on 11/21 - 7248.0 & Progesterone >40
Ultrasound at 5wks - Confirms TWINS!

Things I did differently this time than in past cycles:
1. Acupuncture for Fertility - I highly recommend, worth the money! [Weekly]
2. Also took some Yoga classes and listened to the Spa Station on Pandora to stay relaxed.
3. Gave up coffee ENTIRELY - this is a biggie for me as I am a VIP Starbucks card holder. :)
4. Joined the Fertile Friends at my clinic, it matched me with someone at the same stage of treatment - THIS WAS HUGE. Very helpful to have someone to talk to and text after apts, freak outs over my injections etc!
5. Asked the hubby to come with me to all Apts/Tests. This was a great support and we both felt apart of each step.
6. Took Fish Oil and Baby Aspirin with my PreNatal Vitamin - - Daily.
7. Made sure I had 62oz of Water Daily
8. Tried to get 8-10 hours of sleep Daily
9. Requested the same nurse for each visit - this was a comfort and she knew every detail. If it's possible, it is worth the extra wait.
10. Rubbed my belly and spoke to it as if I was pregnant - keeping a positive outlook and mindset can be so hard but really critical!

Ladies - I really never thought this day would come, and while I must admit I am still a little anxious to get to that 12wk mark....we are just over the moon EXCITED!! I am beginning to feel like we received an "extra" gift after waiting so long. I welcome the big belly and morning sickness with open arms!!!

Your day will come, just believe it in your heart...

BFP After 2 Years, Just Found Out it is Twins

I promised myself if I ever got a BFP I’d post our story. I’ve read numerous posts on this site and they always gave me a feeling of hope. So here’s our story with as many details as I can remember.
Me: 32 years old and diagnosis of anovulation and endometriosis.
DH: 38 years old and diagnosis of low sperm count (which is now in the normal range after med changes and surgery) He is Type 1 diabetic and has a host of other medical issues including thyroid issues. All diagnosed in his 30s.
Our Story: We’ve been married for 8 years. We were told that conceiving might be difficult since DH had so many medical things come up – and this was before I even knew I had anything wrong. I wasn’t sure if I really wanted kids so we went about living our lives enjoying every moment. Decided to go off the pill to give body a break and see what happens…. 4 years pass by and figure that it isn’t meant to be. Then I got to thinking one day (shortly before I was to leave for a ladies night of fun) that I was probably late. Take a 2 year old test on a whim and sure enough – a BFP!!! I couldn’t believe it, had to buy more tests to be sure. All natural little miracle – and we never expected it! After a very rough pregnancy with preeclampsia and early induction we have a healthy 2 year old 7 month little boy who is the joy of our lives. Right away, after his arrival I knew I wanted more, so we started down our journey for baby #2. We knew it might take a while and we tried for 6 months with no results – was charting and realized after some labs I wasn’t consistently ovulating. Sent husband in for sperm analysis and learned his sperm was really low - less than 3 million. Doctors made some changes with his meds and counts increased and I started Clomid. After 3 months, got a BFP but it ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks. Keep moving forward and completed another 5 months of Clomid and nothing then 1 month of Femera and then we were told to move to IUI. Did 4 IUIs with Folistim 100mg and it worked on our 4th try. Interestingly, we were ready to move to IVF and I was in progress of getting everything lined up. Because of the wait we figured we’d fit in one more IUI. I wasn’t expecting anything – I was so used to disappointments and kind of had it in my head IVF would be our ticket. I had spent quite a bit of time conversing with God over this “journey” and finally told him, “I know this won’t happen until you feel it’s the right time.” I shared our plan with him and asked again for his blessing. 1 more IUI and then IVF and then we’ll be at peace with what happens. Went in for my IUI. So – things I did different for the month of our BFP – exercised like crazy – I do this anyway but was training to run the Tough Mudder with my sister. I was trying like crazy to get rid of the 15lbs I’ve gained from all of this. I honestly made no positive changes (drank more, slept less, pushed myself more physically, ate worse, crazy stress at work, lots of chaos) except for the fact that started some supplements I read about on a natural fertility site my mom sent me. I was coming down with a terrible cold anyway – so I figured some extra vitamins might help. I started these about a week prior to ovulation and here’s what I took: Folic acid 400mcg, Zinc 30mg, Selenium 100mcg, Fish oil 1000mg, Vitamin B6 up to 50mg, Vitamin B12 up to 50mcg, Vitamin E 200mg, Vitamin C 1000mg, Manganese 5mg. I was taking a prenatal vitamin anyway as well as Fish Oil but the others were new. Here’s the interesting thing. I normally had 1-2 follicles each cycle on Folistim but when I went in I had 5 follicles that were developing strong. I was so surprised! In order to not cancel the cycle they triggered me a day early to bring the number of viable follicles down to 3. I’ve know my body so well after all of this I always know I’m not pregnant at least a week before I get my period. I have extremely rough cycles and terrible PMS symptoms that typically start about 7 dpo. I’m usually lining up the next month of treatment well in advance because I just know no luck and I feel miserable until I get my period. So here’s what was different this month:
Day of IUI: Super crampy – much worse than other cycles. Figured it was because I had that extra egg. I prayed I’d feel better in the morning and went to bed early.
Day 1 post IUI: Woke up feeling good
Day 2 post IUI: No symptoms that were unusual (sore boobs and tired but that was normal)
Day 3 post IUI: No symptoms that were unusual (sore boobs and tired but that was normal)
Day 4 post IUI: No symptoms that were unusual (sore boobs and tired but that was normal)
Day 5 post IUI: Super nauseous more than usual (something I always get with my PMS), and very crampy – just like PMS cramps but at least 4 days earlier than they always kick in. I thought maybe my body was off since they triggered me early but felt miserable most of the day.