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BFP with PCOS

Trying to conceive with PCOS can be frustrating to say the least. That's why it's so inspirational to hear the success stories of women who have successfully achieved pregnancy with PCOS. You'll find those stories here in abundance… enjoy!

We also recommend that you check out the success stories of women with PCOS taking FertilAid. We recommend FertilAid for all trying-to-conceive women, but especially women with PCOS.

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BFP at 5 weeks and 6 days PCOS

Wow! Where do I start lol!!

This BFP wasn't planned and I'm still in shock!

I have pcos so you can imagine what a relief it is but at the same time I know when I ovulate because I control my diet and take nutritional stuff which has helped me lose weight and regulate my periods.. and I was off by a couple days last month.. I've only got back with my ex We was together 7 years ago and we've only been together for a couple of months but everything is mixed emotions atm.

I used to stalk this page when me and my last partner was trying, didn't get pregnant once in that relationship lol, so you can imagine how excited I am to be posting my own BFP story.

Let's get to the symptoms :)

For starters I didn't even know I was pregnant I thought I was just having a funny month but it got to it being 2 weeks late.

I had my usual Pms symptoms except by night sweats I get 3/4 nights before my period starts which never happened and this always happened.

I do normally get metal mouth before O and just before my period but this time the metal mouth was constant.

I stared getting twinges and cramps on my left near ovary and then it made its way to the middle and now it's all over but I only get them about 4 times a day and lasts 1 min.

So today I am 6 weeks and found out yesterday.
2 weeks ago I started to get hungry literally after eating my dinner is was ridiculous but it's calmed a bit now ha!

My emotions have been everywhere my partner is getting the brunt of it poor man.

My boobs have only started to become super sore over this week and my nipples!!

When me and my partner was having sexy time he said to me why is the stuff inside you like glue lol.

Insomnia has become apparent over the PST few nights now.

I can smell a McDonald's from miles away lmao!

I've started to get hot and sweaty over the past few days too.

Sorry everything's not in order, I haven't wrote anything down and I'm literally going off the top of my head..

I'll add more symptoms when I get more haha

Good luck for all of you twoweekwaiters x

Ps.. get a clear blue, those strip cheap tests have hardly any dye in them sometimes... the strip one was taken today xx

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Spotting 6 DPO - 9 DPO

This cycle I took Femara 5mg on CD 3 - 7 and had an ultrasound at 12 that showed a maturing follicle. I used Clearblue OPK and am pretty sure I ovulated on CD 16.
On 1 - 5 DPO - NO symptoms
6 DPO - brown spotting once in the evening
7 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
8 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
9 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
Everything I had read about implantation spotting was that it only lasted a few hours so I thought with 4 days that I was for sure out. I also always spot on and off the week before my period so this was nothing out of the norm.
10 DPO - no symptoms, no spotting
11 DPO - no symptoms all day, crazy vivid dream that night about having a baby and going back to work
12 DPO - Woke from crazy dream with sore boobs, BFP! in the afternoon

Since we were doing fertility treatment I had this confirmed with blood test at 13 DPO and another serum hcg at 15 DPO. It's still early and I have to do another blood test next week but trying to just enjoy and stay positive :)

I hope this helps anyone that may be experiencing more than a few days of spotting from losing hope for that cycle.

Good luck everyone!

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Bfp after miscarriage, no symptoms

Well guys I'm back.... I wrote my first ever bfp story back in February but I ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks in April and now I'm finally back with my bfp story! Just hoping for a good outcome this time. On April 6th we found out our babies heart stopped beating so we opted to induce a miscarriage... it was a rough month to say the least. My hcg numbers finally went to 0 on April 29th and I told my doctor I wanted to try again right away. Instead of waiting for a period we started our second round of clomid that day which would count at cycle day 3.
I got a positive ovulation test on the night of cycle day 15 and the morning of 16 and noted cramping on cycle day 16 in the evening.
Also I want to mention we had a saline ultrasound on cycle day 14.
Cycle day 14- baby dance - saline ultrasound (not sure if that kills the swimmers)
Cycle day 15- baby dance/ positive opk
Cycle day 16 baby dance positive opk
Cycle day 17 baby dance
2 dpo I noted I took a nap
3 dpo I noted I took a nap
4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nothing
6 dpo nothing
7 dpo nothing
8 dpo I noted cramping
9 dpo nothing
10 dpo nothing neg test
11 dpo nothing took test and line turned up hours later not sure what to think
12 dpo nothing slightest line keeps showing up on all test feel like I'm just wanting to see it so bad but had one test that was so convincing I called the doctor for a blood test. Took a FRER late at night and see a faint faint line but much fainter than the cheap tests I've been taking and husband says there's no line. Start thinking I'm out
13 dpo have to wake up early for blood test almost didn't go thinking I'm out. Doctor called that day and said positive blood test but very weak hcg only 12
14 dpo I still have no symptoms but I'm starting to actually feel pregnant like there's something there.... hard to explain but you have to remember I was pregnant only a few months ago
15 dpo today I did another blood test and my numbers have doubled... things are looking good right now so I'm praying I get to keep this baby
I have NO symptoms..... I'm only tired but I'm also on progesterone suppositories which could be the culprit.

BFP @ 40 & breastfeeding

Hello there,
Thank you everybody for sharing your stories and TWW for this site. I hope my story will also give lots of hope to all those TTC.

I am 40 yo, have 16 yr old DS from previous marriage. Remarried at 36 and have another DS with new husband. He just turned 2 and still breastfeeding. He is a miracle baby because when I had him, the doctor had just diagnosed me with blocked ovaries because of cysts through an ultrasound check and said I can never conceive. At the time, we had been ttc for 6 months. I was scheduled for a CT scan the next week so decided to take a pregnancy test just to be safe. And BFP. I never went to see that doctor again.

Present time, its 3:42am and I got up to wee. AF was supposed to show yesterday but didnt. I had done a test at 4pm and BFN. But i thought I would test again. It was a cheapie test and again BFN.. But then, just as I was chucking it in the bin, the faintest of lines appeared! I dug up the old test from yesterday, and it also had a very very very faint line.

Here were my tww symptons. Tbh, we weren't actively trying. We BD'ed only when we felt like it. But everytime we did, I put in a prayer.

These were the stand-out symptons that made me knew in my heart we had conceived.

BD'ed on CD9 and CD12 (o day).

3DPO till now - Gasseous. A lot of flatulence!!
4DPO till now - mild sore throat and it gets worse with each passing day. I feel hot but dont have a temperature. Last night, DH took me to hospital because I was coughing all day. Doc gave meds which I didn't take because I googled them all and they weren't safe. I didn't say anything to doc or DH because I had had a BFN but I just knew..
5DPO - face broke out in a rash because i was feeling so hot. Gone now after some cream.
10DPO - took test, BFN
14 DPO - period due (my cycle is 25-27 days) noticed heart was beating at 80 beats/min before bed.

Today: got my faint line. God is great and most kind. You just need to ask of Him, and put in some effort. Baby dust to all, may you have a wonderful pregnancy and a healthy and beautiful baby.

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Third Times a Charm

IUI #3...third times a charm! So the symptoms this cycle were definitely different than previous cycles. I'm taking Estrace (estrogen) and Progesterone, vaginally 2x times and for anyone that has taken these KNOWS that they mimic EVERY pregnancy symptom out there! But even though most of my symptoms were probably from the progesterone they were still very different! Also, I do have a PCOS diagnosis with minimal symptoms.

Ok so...

CD 3-7 I took 7.5mg of Femara/Letrozole.
CD 12 I took Ovidrel (trigger shot) and that morning's ultrasound showed 1 lead follicle at 21mm and a 14mm follicle (both on my left side).
CD 14 IUI @ 10:00am. Some minor cramping, but overall felt great. Took the day off, had an acupuncture session and relaxed at home.

1dpiui- dull cramps in morning, sharp cramping on left side; sharp, sharp nipple pain on left side which lasted about 40 seconds (weird thing ever) and it didn't help that I was out in public having to grab my boob!
2dpiui- minimal cramping, sore nipples
3dpiui- tired, some cramping, took a long nap, very nauseous, indigestion and heartburn. Left boob started to feel sore.
4dpiui- no cramping, gassy, sore boobs, sore nipples and some indigestion.
5dpiui- bad indigestion, gassy, sore boobs, minimal cramping on left side.
6dpiui- really cranky and irritable. exhausted and napped for 2 hours, some cramping, boobs were starting to become really, really sore.
7dpiui- tired, napped in the afternoon, really sore boobs and sore nipples. no cramps, but twitches and fluttering in uterus. extra thirsty! felt nauseous in the afternoon.
8dpiui- super thirsty and boobs were soo sore! acupuncture in the afternoon.
9dpiui- very thirsty and really sore boobs. I felt pulling and twitching in upper/inner vagina area/cervix-hard to explain, but you know what I mean :-). During the night I dreamt that I was pregnant; it was amazing!
10dpiui- minor cramping, super thirsty and peeing a lot. felt very bloated, and boobs were soo sore.
11dpiui- BFP! I tested in the morning and sure enough POSITIVE! Okay, I tested 2 times after that and still POSITIVE. Some cramping, some thirst, but peeing A LOT, and boobs feel like they grew 3 sizes. They are so hard and full and they HURT.

So overall, the 3 biggest differences I saw this cycle than previous cycles were increase in thirst, really sore boobs and the amount of naps I was taking. I was also testing my cervical position and I quickly learned it's really not accurate; I was stressing over it for no reason.

What I did differently...I've been taking A LOT of vitamins. A high quality prenatal, omega-3, vitamin e, vitamin d, CoQ10 and Sensitol (which is an herbal supplement). I did not do the pineapple core this cycle but I did drink a lot of Pom juice and red leaf raspberry tea. Lots and lots of water with electrolytes (SmartWater). Oh and of course acupuncture which has been my lifesaver. I've been going for the past 6 months, once a week and it just really helps me relax, meditate and breathe. If you can, find an acupuncturist that specializes in fertility, it makes a world of a difference. And I know it sounds like a lot, but out of all 3 cycles this cycle I was the most relax. I had a glass a wine, I didn't stress over what I was eating all the time, and I even had a cup of coffee! Oh that reminds me, I gave up caffeine and alcohol 5 months ago. As you can see, I cheat here and there, but it's okay! I hope my story has given you hope and has brought you comfort. Baby dust to you <3

BFP after miscarriage

I am 24 and my husband is 30. We have a 17 month old daughter and around the time she turned one we were ready to start trying for our second. I had a missed miscarriage before I conceived my daughter and it took 9 months after that to then get pregnant with her. I have LONG 40-43 day cycles and I was recently diagnosed with polycistic ovaries. The positives were that I do ovulate on my own despite the long cycles and I have one healthy baby that I carried to term. We started trying for our second in December and in March I fell pregnant but miscarried the day after I had a positive test. I was feeling pretty discouraged as that was now my second miscarriage and my cycles are so long. In May I went to see a fertility specialists to pick his brain and get down to the reason of my long cycles. An ultrasound showed my ovaries were very polycistic. He said this would be causing my long cycles and could be the potential reason for my miscarriages. I am not overweight and I don't have any other PCOS symptoms. I happened to be around the time of ovulation and the scan showed I had one very ripe follicle at 18mm so I was feeling optimistic. He wanted me to come back two days later to check and see if it got any bigger or if it was just a cyst. I went back and it was then 22mm so he gave me a trigger hcg shot right then and two days later on May 6th I ovulated (verified by ovulation cramps on my right side which is where the scan showed the follicle.)

May 4th: HCG trigger 400ml
May 6th: Ovulation day
We had sex on May 2, 4, 5, and 6 using pre-seed which I also used when I conceived my daughter.
Took progesterone suppositories from 3 DPO-still taking

1 DPO: Creamy CM, Minor backache, bloated, gassy, tired, skin breakout.
2 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
3 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
4 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Feeling down because no real symptoms and I thought I was for sure not pregnant
5 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
6 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache for a very short period of time, bloated, slightly nauseous in the car but probably just car sick
7 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Still bummed and feel completely normal.
8 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Skin breakout, fatigue (probably from the progesterone)
9 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
10 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Fatigue, slightly tender breasts, Still feeling out this cycle.
11 DPO: Creamy Cm, Bloated
12 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Decided to take a test with FMU so I could see the negative and get past the disappointment of the cycle. The test turned positive almost immediately. BFP! Shocked. Least amount of symptoms I have had on a BFP cycle. The test was a very noticeable line but not a dark positive yet. Still a little nervous but hoping the test is darker in a few days when I take another.

Trying to conceive is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Stay optimistic even if you don't feel pregnant at all!

Metformin miracle!

So excited to finally get to put my BFP story here!

First, a little background. My husband I decided to start trying for our rainbow in December of 2016. I had my IUD removed and was so excited to get started. Unfortunately, I've always had extremely irregular cycles, and in all of 2016 I only ended up having 4 very long cycles, with only 2 of them being ovulatory. After trying so many different methods and supplements to regulate my cycle on my own, I finally went to the doctor after a full year of trying. I was pretty quickly diagnosed with PCOS (which explained A LOT) and presribed Metformin. I was skeptical that the Metformin alone would get me ovulating, but my first cycle after I started taking it I not only ovulated, but relatively on time (CD 21)! Unfortunately, that cycle didn't end up with a BFP, but the very next cycle did! Here's a rundown of my symptoms leading to the BFP:

CD 28: O day. It was a little later than I would like, but at least I O'd!
1-3 DPO: Usual post O symptoms, cramping, a little tired, sore breasts (very normal TWW symptom for me)
4-6 DPO: Lots of strange cramps and twinges, some sharp stabbing pains
7 DPO: Still feeling my usual TWW symptoms, feeling very thirsty and very bloated
8 DPO: Took an HPT in the AM, knowing it was way too early but swear I see a very faint line. Eventually chalk it up to being an indent. Feeling very thirsty and very frequent urination - both of which are unusual for me. Breasts very sore and swollen, more than normal.
9-10 DPO: Feels like my breasts have grown a cup size. BFN's both days, which was a big let down after the faint line on 8 DPO. Counted myself out for the cycle and feeling very defeated. Still extremely thirsty and using the restroom a lot!
11 DPO: Took an HPT in the morning, and there was the faintest of lines. I was skeptical of it because it was an internet cheapie strip and I'd already been let down by the indent line a few days before. Starting to feel more hopeful though. Breasts are extremely sore and huge, very thristy, constantly feel like I need to pee. Very tired, although that's not unusual for me right before AF, not having much of an appetite and can't finish dinner, that was very strange.
12 DPO: Faint but definitely there BFP! I still didn't trust the cheapie strips so I bought a FRER on my lunch break and again, a faint but for sure there pink line! I couldn't believe it! Still tired and thirsty, very big and sore breasts, still don't have much of an appetite.
13 DPO- Now: Darker lines on the HPT's, starting to feel pregnant now.

Really the only symptoms during my TWW that were different than normal were being thirsty, frequent urination, and the loss of appetite. My biggest piece of advice would be to not wait to see the doctor if you're having very irregular or absent periods. I probably would have had that BFP a lot sooner had I gotten help earlier. There's a lot of information floating around about "miracle" supplements for PCOS and infertility and maybe they work for some, but really, if you're missing cycles you need to see a doctor who can help you find out why!

BFP 10dpo with PCOS

Skip to the bottom if you don't want the background story :)

My story: I've never had a normal period, partially due to having an eating disorder for many years. We went off birth control in August 2016 and I just knew getting pregnant wasn't going to be easy for us. I gained 80 pounds since 2012 and am now 165pds at 5'6" and can't lose weight no matter how hard I try.

I had one period between August and November. I had intense ovary pain (like someone poured icy hot over my ovaries) so I went in for an ultrasound. Ovaries had cysts all over them. OB wanted to wait a little longer but suspected PCOS.

I didn't have a period for another 90 days so I had another ultrasound in February 2017. Was officially diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin 500mg twice a day.

In March, I had spotting for two weeks. In Early April, I had spotting for five days. I guess they were sort of periods?

April 19th- Ovulation day: Temp 97.5. I got my first blazing positive OPK ever. I hadn't been using OPKs because I gave up on them but I was having sore nipples and lots of CM so I decided to take one (haven't had these symptoms since I was a teenager!). BD'd right away because I was so excited. We BD'd the night before too. Light menstrual-like cramping.
1dpo: Temp 98.16. sore, erect nipples continue. Light menstrual-like cramping.
2-3dpo: Temp 98.3. sore, erect nipples. Very little CM.
4dpo: Temp 98.67. Nipples slightly sore, light central cramping in uterus, left side pain (I usually have right side pain). Gassy and irritable. Menstrual cramps.
5 dpo: Temp 98.47. menstrual cramps, gassy
6 dpo: Temp 98.54. left side cramping/pain, no more sore nipples, noticed I had several BMs in one day (I'm usually constipated). White creamy CM mixed with watery CM. Restless sleep. Exhausted- nap on lunch break.
7 dpo- Temp 98.6. Exhausted. Waking up a lot throughout night. BFN.
8 dpo- Temp 98.48. Restless sleep. Hot flashes and burning sensation in uterus in the night. Weird dreams. DH dreamt we had a baby. Morning nausea. Right side twinges. Feeling off- shaky. Low back pain when I was in bed trying to fall asleep. BFN.
9 dpo- Temp 98.6 BFN. Pretty sure I'm out this cycle. Tired like I didn't sleep at all (I slept 9 hours). Left side twinges. I dreamt I was pregnant.
10dpo- Temp 98.61. Slightest of slight second line on a cheapie HPT. Convince myself it's an evap. Use SMU on First Response HPT and see a faint second line! Take four more tests, all with faint second line. Take digital clearblue in the afternoon- said Not Pregnant but it might just be too early and too diluted. Left sided twinges and menstrual cramps. "Background Nausea" where I feel slightly nauseous off and on but it isn't terrible.
11 dpo- BFP on First Response Digital!! Random morning nausea where I legitimately thought I was going to puke. Cramps.
12dpo- Blood test- HCG is 50 and Progesterone is 22! Consistently having cramps. Icy hot feeling on ovaries. Gas.
13dpo- Go in for ultrasound. Ovaries look good (no cysts!). Too early to see baby. Gas.
14dpo- Blood test- HCG 137 (good news, more than doubled in 48 hours like it's supposed to). Gas.
Hope this baby sticks! I'm cautiously optimistic.

10 years Infertility

10 years ago I married my husband and we immediately started trying for a baby. After a few years we found out I had PCOS, a short Lutheal phase wen I do manage to ovulate and premenopause. Devastated, but determined that it would happen we refused to give up. We tried to adopt and the mom changed her mind the day before the boy was born and after negative after negative, fertility treatments that just didn't work, and immense stress on our marriage we finally resigned to the fact it would never happen. Until 3 days ago when out of the blue I peed on that stick and got a double pink line.

I don't have periods I don't know when I ovulated and I'm not sure how far I am yet. But I couldn't stop myself from writing this. 5 pregnancy tests later and I still cannot believe it!

I started a new job working around lots of girls. 4 periods in the month of February. Lots of spotting all through march! No fertility meds for 5 years!

Here were the symptoms that made me test!

Day 1 of symptoms(march 15): My nipples looked so weird! Swollen and a bit darker but mostly puffy painful but not bad... I think AF is coming not just spotting. this lasts a week no other symptoms

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Day 2: (second day of symptoms but this is a week after day 1) My nipples hurt so bad I can't wear a bra!

Day 3: (this is day after boobs) Peeing every hour. Cramping think AF is coming.

Day 4: boobs hurt so bad I take a pregnancy test BFN

Day 5: boobs hurt peeing all the time. Friend says I'm peeing too much. Husband says boobs look the same but I don't think so.

Day 6: boobs (nipples only) hurt!! Peeing! Feeling slightly nauseous but not too bad. Another pregnancy test BFN.

Day 7,8,9,10: same symptoms nothing new. Felt off didn't want to take last pregnancy test bc I knew I wasn't but woke up at 4 am to pee and could not help it. Clear as day BFP! ❤️❤️❤️ Still can't believe it. Getting cramps now and lots of back pain. Acne when I NEVER get pimples. I'm very excited and nervous but hopeful and grateful. Baby dust everyone.

NEVER GIVE UP!

I can remember the days of wanting to be someone writing on this board telling my story. I promised myself I would do it. There were so many days I would look at this board hoping my symptoms matched up with someone else's giving me that big fat positive. That actually never happened for me.... So here it is....

Oct 2015--first time ttc we got pregnant, only to start miscarrying about 5 days later which we later found out was ectopic...I was a lucky one in that I did not lose my tube or damage it. (Found that out with a hsg the following January)
In February 2016 we were giving the okay to start ttcing again! Yay! I was so optimistic. 6 mos later I was still not pregnant so we went to my ob/gyn to discuss options. It was suspected that I had mild PCOS and that using the fertility medication clomid would help. I took this 3 months in a row and had confirmed ovulation from blood work....still not pregnant.... we decided to stop the medication in November 2016 and seek additional help from a fertility specialist. I saw the specialist in January who also suggested a mild case of PCOS that would not be affecting my fertility. My husbands SA came back perfect. We decided to try an IUI (Just google it if you aren't familar). I was told that the first one has a chance of not working because they may miss my ovulation while learning my cycle, so I was cautiously optimistic. The next day after my first appt with the specialist I got my period! (I was SO excited for this) I began my medication (clomid again) on day 3-7 then went in for a follicle scan on day 12 that determined I had 2 great mature follicles and 1 potential (so possibly 3 Eggs) I was instructed to trigger shot on day 14 and have my iui on day 16. I had mild cramping on this day. The following symptoms are post iui....

Dpiui 1-11----not a single symptom! I normally get sore boobs about 7-10 dpo when I get bfn's so this was a little strange to me, but has fluctuated before so I didn't think much of it.
Dpiui 12----waves of nausea after lunch which I chalked up to me eating greasy chicken at lunch, I really didn't think much of this either.

I was instructed not to test until day 15 due to the hcg trigger shot potentially giving me a false positive, however the night before I was supposed to test my husband and I really wanted to go to the casino....and because if I was pregnant I wouldn't want to be around second hand smoke, I told him I'd go ahead and test and if there was no line we would go...because obvious it would be bfn....
It was BFP! With FRER. I took a digital one the next morning and it said positive 2-3weeks!

Then I was instructed to do blood work at 16dpiui...came back great at 346!
I was instructed to return 2 days later...bad news...it had only risen to 593 and the doctor would like to see it double....I was told to be cautiously optimistic. But they wanted a recheck in another 48 hrs....hcg was 979...still not doubling....after googling (mistake!!!) I read it could be ectopic....and my doctor asked if I could come in first thing Monday morning for an ultrasound to see if it was ectopic....I prayed. And prayed. And prayed. And asked everyone around me to pray. To my surprise, the baby was in my uterus, there was one baby and everything was measuring normally. (All we could see was a yolk sac at this point) yay! Two weeks later we saw a baby and heard a strong heart beat of 144 ❤️ And two weeks after that I saw my baby with arms and legs and measuring right at what it's supposed to.

My best suggestion is to NEVER give up hope, never stop praying. I stopped telling God what I wanted and started saying "if it is your will, will you please give me a child" I let go of the control and just put my faith in God. I'm not saying this will be God's will for everyone but he always has the greatest plan in mind. Just trust him.

I'm 10 weeks pregnant now and continue to pray for God to keep his hand on this pregnancy. I pray for each one of you reading this that God will answer your prayers. He will.

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