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2WW Symptoms When Pregnant with Twin Girls- Now Trying Again!

I became pregnant on our third month of trying, and I had never tracked my cycle before, so I still
wasn't completely sure of what was normal for me. I think I ovulated on CD19, and we BD on CD 16
and CD 18.

6DPO: some breast fullness and tenderness started.
10 DPO: I noticed CM changed from typical post-ovulation pasty/creamy to clear/white and more
thin creamy, reminded me of CM a few days before ovulation. However, I had noticed before this
change that I seemed to be having more CM than usual after ovulation, but it could have just been
coincidence.
12 DPO: Post-o temperatures had been running 97.9-98.2, when today jumped up to 98.4! Have
episode of pretty bad vertigo, took pregnancy test in afternoon (negative)
14 DPO: noticed urinary frequency, veins looked more noticeable on breasts, and had been having
some lower abdominal cramping and low back discomfort for a few days. Also, after having sex
and orgasm, had really strong and almost painful uterine contractions, which had never happened
before.
16 DPO: took pregnancy test in AM- positive! Temperatures had continued to run 98.2-98.4, but I
stopped temping after I got the positive.

This all happened just about a year ago. Sadly, we lost our girls at about 23 weeks, and have now
been trying again for about 5 months. Praying for a healthy baby that we get to keep.

When it happens I'll be sure to post those symptoms for y'all!

BFP w/ TWINS after almost 3yrs trying/Severe Male Factor, 1st cycle IVF w/ ICSI!

I wanted to share our story to give hope to others who may find themselves in a similar situation
as us! :) My husband and i have been together for 7 years, and TTC for the last 3 years. We never
thought we'd have any infertility issues; it came as a complete surprise to us! We are in our
early-mid 20's and completely healthy. Dr's refused to test us until we were 1yr TTC, which is
when we discovered that my husband has severe male infertility. He was diagnosed with Non-
Obstructive Azoospermia, cause is unknown bc all of his test results have always been Normal!
They said its a "One in a Million Kind of thing", his body just failed him, and he is practically
sterile. A normal man has 10-15 million sperm. My DH has 5-10 per sample, literally. However,
the few he does have are healthy, which is great, its just so strange!

Originally we were told that we would never have our own biological children, and were suggested
to use a sperm donor. We met with a new Fertility Doctor to begin the process and find out our
options, kind of like a 2nd opinion. He immediately told us that we had a pretty good chance of
success with IVF w/ ICSI w/ my husband's few sperm that he had, so we did some more tests, and
everything looked good and we decided to give it a try! At least we would know we did everything
we could before we took the next step. Our doctor said he did not think we were at the donor stage
yet, and said we should still give IVF a try, so we did.

It has been a very stressful, emotional, and difficult journey, but we have stayed strong through
faith, hope, and love. Our IVF cycle went off without a hitch! My husband had 4 frozen & 1 fresh
sperm samples ready. They retrieved 13 eggs from me, 12 of which were mature, and 6 of those
fertilized. It took them 2 of the frozen & the 1 fresh sperm sample to fertilize my eggs, but we did
it! lol We had great looking embryos and did a Day 5 Embryo Transfer. We transferred 2 embryos,
1 hatching blastocyst & another embryo which was almost at that stage catching up. Both of
great quality. The other embryos arrested, and unfortunately did not make it and stopped growing
or couldn't be frozen.

The Two-Week-Wait seemed so long! We got our 1st BFP on day 6dp5dt with an HPT! My 1st beta
was on 9dp5dt and my HCG was #137. 2 days later my beta was #317, both are great numbers! We
just had our first ultrasound to see the heartbeat at 7wks pregnant and were super excited to see
that we are blessed with TWINS!! Our doctor says it is a miracle that we got pregnant, let alone
with both embryos! I am a twin myself, and we have twins through both of our families (no
history of fertility problems though, all natural) so we are thrilled!! Miracles DO happen! :) 

BFP with twins (IVF#1)

After obsessing on my 2WW symptoms for almost 2 years and reading (and rereading) others’ 2WW symptoms in desperate hope for a BFP clue it is only fair that I to share my 2ww story. First let me start by saying I am now 10 weeks pregnant with twins. Yae! After about 10 months of TTC naturally I went to an infertility specialist on the recommendation of my OBGYN. I was told to wait a year but I went after 10 months because I was so anxious to conceive. For the following year my body became a science experiment. The cause of my infertility remains unknown. I did one unsuccessful round of chlomid with an IUI followed by an unsuccessful round of injections with an IUI (and suffered OHSS). After that I had a lap procedure which did not expose a cause of my infertility, just a tiny bit of endo which was removed. Immediately after the procedure I had a chemical pregnancy conceived naturally. The only pregnancy symptom was a delayed period and cramps. My HCG and progesterone numbers never went up so that explains that. I went through 2 more months of injections, one with an IUI. Before moving to IVF I took a 4 month break and TTC naturally. No luck, however I got lucky on my 1st IVF attempt and got my long awaited BFP 8dp5det. FYI-6 embys retrieved, 2 transferred, 4 frozen. I also had assisted hatching, acupuncture treatments & I meditated. I had no pregnancy symptoms other than the symptoms caused by the fertility drugs. Less than a week later I got symptoms including very tender boobs and cramps. The symptoms increased thereafter. But I got my BFP by POAS before any symptoms became apparent.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

BFP with Twins by IVF/ICSI

I'm an ICSI success story too!

I was led to IVF due to 2 Ectopic pregnancies that left me with no tubes.

IVF#1 (ICSI): Retrieved 11 eggs; 9 were mature & 8 fertilized
Put back 1-8cell (grade B) & 1-6cell (grade B)
BETA #1 (11dp3dt): 137
BETA #2 (13dp3dt): 324
Unfortunately I m/c'd between 7-8wks

IVF#2 (ICSI): Retrieved 17 eggs; 15 were mature & 15 fertilized
Put back 1-8cell (grade A) & 1-7cell (grade A)
BETA #1 (10dp3dt): 129
BETA #2 (12dp3dt): 372
1st u/s: Twins!!

I wish you the best of luck!! My only advice is to think positive and keep your head up. The cycle really goes by fast...hang in there with the 2ww and the wait for the u/s's!!

BFP with Identical Twins (IVF cycle)

Hi! I am a success story. After trying any and every fertility treatment under the moom for 2 and 1/2 years, we decided to try IVF. I wasn't nearly as bad (all the shots) as I expected, and I didn't bloat as much as with all the other drugs. I really thought it was easy overall. Of course, it was extrememely stressfull....not knowing if it was going to take or not. I'm not sure if I remember all the details....but I'll try......They retrieved 18 eggs (yea!), but had to do an emergency ICSI. We really didn't expect that, and I cried all the way home. THey said the sperm didn't look very good, so they didn't want to take a chance of them not fertilizing the eggs. That may have been our problem all along, I don't know. Anyway, out of the 18, 11 fertilized. Four made it to blast stage, and we transferred one grade a and one grade b blast.

I really didn't think I was pg. As a matter of fact, I had no desire whatsoever to do a hpt early....for the first time in my life!! I just had no symptoms. I was so disappointed. Well, 14 dpo, I went to my doc to have a blood test done. My hcg came back at 124! Perfect for a singleton pg!! I was in shock!! They all told me it looked like one of the eggs took! We were thrilled. So, at my first ultrasound at 6w5d, we saw a gestational sac and a heartbeat. She moved the u/s wand, and we saw another heartbeat!!!! We couldn't believe it! WE had gotten pg with IDENITCAL twins....such a freak thing! No one knows what causes identicals. We knew we had a chance of having twins, but we knew they'd be fraternal b/c we had two eggs. So, what happened with me was....one egg didn't take, and the other one split! BTW....my hcg numbers just doubled each time....just like they would with one baby. The reason they weren't higher is because I just have one placenta, which produces the hcg. The babies share it. So my hcg wasn't indicative of twins. Anyway, here we are. There are some serious complications that can go along with my kind of twins, who share everything, but so far, so good. It still doesn't seem real to me. I can't believe it actually happened for DH and I.

Good luck to all of you! Try to relax, and take it easy after the transfer. We weren't allowed to bd for the whole first trimester after the transfer.

BFP with first IVF/ICSI (It's Twins!)

Hi Ladies,
Our story is a lot more mundane than most, but I might as well add it too!

TTC 7 years, finally had a laparoscopy last year (when I realised time really *was* ticking away!) and found lots of adhesions and non-repairable tubes which were removed, meaning our only hope was IVF. I have a history of immune disease and have had chronic hypertension since I had a stroke at 18.
We discovered DH had very poor sperm count and motility, so started him on a range of vitamin supplements.

First IVF w/ICSI in March:
Me 33, DH 36
Standard down regulation - .10mg of Lucrin daily. I ended up taking this for over a month because I had a large ovarian cyst that just wouldn't go away.
Stims: 225mg Puregon, plus the .10mg of Lucrin for 14 days
Result: Retrieved 14 follicles, 12 eggs fertilised, 6 made it to transfer. The two best 4-cells were transferred, the other 4 frozen.
LPS: 8% Crinone twice daily for 13 days.
2WW: Sucks! But we got a BFP! My progesterone was 220 at my first blood test, 4 days later it was 250. We recently discovered it's twins - totally unexpected. I'm 9wks pregnant.

Hope this is either helpful or vaguely interesting, and best of luck to all of you!

BFP with Twins after Injectibles Cycle

BFP with Twins:

Well I just got my BFP today after my 1st cycle on injectables. I tested BFN @8 dpo and 10dpo (I was testing to see the trigger leave my system) and I got gorgeous BFPs @12dpo in every test I tried (including OPKs).

At 10dpo I got a few drops of pink but "sticky" CM and really sharp AF pains and my bbs hurt a lot less so I thought AF was coming.

11dpo I was awaken from a deep sleep by the cramps from AF.
All day I could cry at the drop of a hat. I was SO bitchy to hubby, virtually wanting to bite his head off.
I was sweating (still am) SO much I needed to chance my t-shirt. My whole body felt SO hot but I had no fever.
I felt so dizzy (still do) I thought I would pass out and I was seeing double. I didn't really want to eat but I was hungry.

12dpo, fluttering in my left ovary which is enlarged during to OHSS. AF cramps continue but are less painful and last only a few minutes. The pain from my ovary wraps around and is more like a backache than an abdominal pain. BBS hurt more.

Generally:
I can swear the veins in my wrists are SO prounounced!
My hair is dry and wild no matter what I do. I have also grown so much more new roots and my hair in my legs grow faster.
My pee smells like male urine!! Yuck!
I am very hot and I am usually a chill-chick.
I pee every half hour no matter if I drink or not any water.
Everything smells different.
I don't crave coffee and I didn't get withdrawal headaches!! I am a coffee addict (though I only drink 2 cups a day, nothing excessive, I just looove my coffee)

What I didn't get and I almost always got in all my other cycles (this is the first time I get PG):
I didn't get the excess creamy CM I get right before AF is due. In fact I am rather dry.
I didn't get the "loose stool" I get before AF. (sorry if TMI)
I didn't get acne.

Hope this helps!! Now all I have to do is figure out how to stay PG

Many hugs to you!

About Me: Chronic annovulation probably due to high LH or as they call it, assympomatic PCOS. Tried every herb & pill & remedy, changed 3 doctors & finally got PG on my first cycle on injectables. Was very sick with OHSS but got my BFP!! CD14 shows at least 7 mature eggs. Lining 15mm on CD15. HPT (x3) on 26/3 BFP!!! Beta @14dpo 156.4 - Stick Baby!! Beta @16dpo 222, Prg 136. Beta @20dpo 1202.4!!! We have a sac and a disk @5w!! We have a heartbeat @6w2d!!! Baby measures right on target, heard heartbeat 180bpm, 11mm @7w 2d!!! U/S @8w 2d shows TWO babies!!

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