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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!

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BFP after IUI 12dpiui!

Hi ladies,
So I too am like so many of you who have been stalking these boards for the past 2 years, praying one day I would have my chance to post.
My story is a bit long, but it may bring hope to some of you so I thought I'd share....
This will be my third pregnancy, my first was in 2009, when I became pregnant for the first time (accidentally...but don't shoot me, I now completely understand how annoying people who get pregnant "accidentally" are) but at the time it was true. At my 14 week ultrasound I was told I would need to go to a neonatologist the next day as my scan was concerning. My baby was diagnosed with bilateral complete occlusions of his urethral valves, which meant he would have kidney damage, and also meant I had no amniotic fluid. Throughout the pregnancy we went for scan after scan, amniocentesis again and again, until we were told there was nothing that could be done, and if our baby survived the pregnancy, he would not survive after birth. He was born Dec 2, and lived for 90 of the best minutes of my life.
Following his loss, his father and I fell apart (there were many issues prior to his birth)
Fast forward 6 years, I am now happily married to the most patient and understanding man in the world and the love of my life. We both had had children previously, he has an beautiful 8 year old daughter and I had my angel baby. The Drs told us there would be no issues and just to "give it time". DH was 35 and I was 34 when we started trying. Fast forward 1 year, we finally convince our family dr to send us to a fertility specialist who tells us I don't ovulate regularly. Not a great surprise when you've been trying for a year already.
The dr put me on clomid and within 4 months I was ovulating! Yeah!!! Except....now, because of the almost year and a half of the stress of trying, DH, now has delayed ejaculation. Soooo, off the fertility clinic for IUI. DH's counts post wash are over 15 million, so we were good to go!
We did our first IUI in feb 2016 and we were ecstatic when we found out it was successful!!!
10 weeks later, while I was at work I started cramping and bleeding, which continued to progress and resulted in a miscarriage. I was devastated. I cried for days, all I've ever wanted was to be a mom and I finally felt like I would be complete. Now, I felt lost again.
The fertility clinic told us we could try again in July, but because of our work schedules, we were sure we'd have to wait until August. Luckily, our work schedules miraculously opened up, and we were able to do another IUI on July 29th
I'm now 12 dpiui and was convinced (I think as a self protection mechanism) that I wasn't pregnant) I thought I'd just take a test and then be able to move on and focus on our next step.
I was in complete shock when the test turned positive pretty quickly! I'm so relieved, so happy, and so terrified!
Ps: I haven't even gotten a chance to tell DH, he's away working right now. Gives me time to plan a great surprise for him!
Anyways ladies, just wanted to give you all hope. It has been an incredibly difficult journey for us. I've gone through hell and back, and yet here I am telling you it's possible. There is always hope.
Symptom wise...not a whole lot to be honest! A little nausea here and there, sore BB's, and intermittently teary and grouchy. 1 day post IUI was probably my biggest what the heck moment, when I could feel like a twisting, fluttering feeling on my left side, it was very obvious and made me stop in my tracks. Also had to wake up to pee in the first few days, and some crazy weird, vivid dreams! I don't know how reliable that is, but it was unusual for me.
Sorry! I know that was really long, but if it helps just one person, then I'm happy!
Baby dust to all of you!!!

To my PCOS friends - there's hope for natural pregnancy!

Never thought I would have a BFP story like this one but god works in mysterious ways:
My son is 6 months old, it took us 5 cycles of fertility treatments to concieve (4 on clomid, and 1 successful cycle on gonal-f).
Had a mild case of PCOS (mild, as I wasn't overweight, with oily/zitty skin or other common PCOS symtpoms, but my hormones were just not working - I would get a period once in a blue moon and even then it felt like I got it only because my utures got sick of holding on to all the blood...)
So after my son's birth I didn't prevent as I thought I was 'gifted' with natural birth-control...
My last period was 4 months ago, I've tested twice after about two months and got a BFN, decided my body was back to its not-ovulating self and carried on as usual.
The last two weeks I had a constant nausea that felt exactly like the morning sickness from my previous pregnancy.
Husband refused buying another test and I agreed with his reasoning - we had no reason to believe I ovulated...
Yesterday I've had enough and told him to get me one just so I could rule out pregnancy and see what this nausea it all about.
Was in utter shock when the two lines appeared instantly!
Went to the doctor's office - turns out I'm 7 weeks pregnant...
I never looked for symptoms as I wasn't expecting it at all so have nothing to share with you ladies,
just a hopeful message that sometimes the problems goes away by itself...
(We already had a fertility doctor's appointment scheduled for the next week as we were ready to start trying again but like I said - god works in mysterious way).

If you're here waiting for your BFP and encouraging yourself with success stories - hope you'd get it as soon as possible!

BFP with PCOS/Clomid 2nd attempt

Hi Ladies,
I have been stalking this site since a long time and I decided that when I get a BFP I will write and pass on encouragement and hope to other fellow women going through this trauma..
I m 29 year old and my hubby is 32 years old. We have been trying to conceive for a year. I knew i had PCOS since I was 15 years old. My gynac at that time said "Make sure you try for babies right away because you would have trouble". Fast forward to today. We went to RE after reading good reviews about him. Our first appointment lasted for 2 hours, he explained everything and course of action. We started with clomid 100 for 5 days in May. I fell pregnant in June. However the HCG kept reducing and I had very early miscarriage. I was heart broken and cried for days. Doctor suggested trying clomid again for the next cycle, however my left ovary was very stubborn and the dose didn't help the follicle to grow as required. He then up my dose further. I ovulated little late than last month and unlike last month I didn't had the usual ovulation cramps which made me think this month is wasted as well.
14 days after my positive OPK, I checked tried HPT, i had no hopes and got a BFN. Doctor told me just wait for periods, if it doesnt show up in 3 days try HPT again. After 3 days, tried the HPT, and voila BFP! I could believe my eyes, I woke my husband at 4.45 am to ask him if he could see the line or I m hallucinating.. how can it be possible. Next day did a blood draw and HCG came out to 284! Did followup HCG and it had the right value again.

Frankly speaking we didn't do anything different than last month, had folic acid supplement,metformin and healthy lifestyle. I had my ultrasound last week and saw a bright beating heart.. which brought me to tears!

Today I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and I didnt had any nausea , morning sickness or crazy cramps. In fact I dont feel pregnant at all. I do have food aversions, frequent trip to bathroom, bad acne.

Hoping and praying for a healthy baby and full term.

For all those ladies out there, no matter what happens or what people say.. don't lose hope! Medicine and science has come too far along and maybe you would live the marvel in your lifetime!

PCOS and BFP after two years!

So happy to be here writing this after 2 years of TTC. Here is my BFP story.
Diagnosed with PCOS. Taking Metformin 2000mg. TTC for over 2 years. Tried one Failed round of Clomid, moved on to new RE and started Femara.
1st Cycle: Femara 5mg CD4-8/1 mature follicle/Trigger/IUI= BFN
2nd Cycle: Femara 7.5mg CD4-8/2 mature follicles/Trigger/IUI=BFP!!!
I got a very faint positive 10dpt/9dpiui/ possible 8dpo. Got a very clear BFP 12dpt/11dpiui and 10dpo so very early. Betas are multiplying as they should and I’m excited for my first ultrasound at 5w1d!

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5+ years ttc with PCOS BFP+++Conceived naturally with diet change!

This will be long so if you just want symptoms DPO then scroll down to the bottom. I wrote this for my PCOS lady's because i want us all to cure are PCOS, and I have found out how. Cleared my skin, lessen excess hair, regulated periods, induced ovulation, and weight loss all without medication, or supplements.

I have PCOS, and I was not ovulating on my own. I did not want to take metformin and clomid. After a lot of research I found that pcos is caused by insulin resistance, which is in turn is caused by too much sugar, and carbohydrates in the diet. Which is why metformin helps women conceive by increasing insulin sensitivity, which allows your hormones to normalize.

On 12/05/15 I started the Ketogenic Diet. It is Low carb, high fat, moderate protein. Basically all you eat is Veggies, meat, and small amounts of dairy, and nuts. No sugar, no grains, no starchy, veggies, no fruit!

At the same time i tracked my calories on an app so as to not go over 2000 cals a day. So far i have lost 40lbs, but this was not my goal pregnacy was.

with in 2 weeks of starting this diet, i got my period for the first time in 6 months. I then had 3 consecutive 28 day cycles, but i do not believe i was ovulating because i had no fertile cm, negative opks, and light bleeding for my period.

In MAY 2016 i got my first positive OPKS, EWCM, ovulation pains, followed by heavy, crampy 6 day period. Yay!!! I'm ovulatating! bfn cycles, but progress :)

My cycles where i actually ovulated became longer 39 dayish cycles. I feel if I ate too many carbs, my ovulation would delay.

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Well this cycle, was a long one. I ovulated on the fourth of July Cycle day 26. positive opks, 8 days of ewcm, lots of right sided cramps the 3rd, and 4th.

1DPO: Sore Nipples, and fronts of breast, no side breast pain. Had this the whole TTW

2DPO: Sore breasts

3DPO: right ovary cramping, sore breasts

4DPO:sore breasts

5DPO: Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 2 hours, sore breasts

7DPO: gas bubbles in tummy, Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 2 hours, sore breasts

8DPO: more gas bubbles, but no gas, Exhausted, couldn't keep eyes open, napped 1 hour, sore breasts -BFN WONDFO

9DPO: diarrhea in morning,Tired, occasional light cramps, almost like I'm imagining them. like uterine contractions after an orgasm. sore breasts -BFN WONDFO

10DPO:diarrhea in morning, light cramps only when i standup. I would stand up, walk a few feet and would be hit with cramps in the center of my uterus, would last 5 seconds or so, and i would not cramp again until i sat, and then stood up again. Sore Breasts -BFN WONDFO

11DPO:diarrhea in morning, Same cramps but getting stronger and more uncomfortable. sore breasts -BFN WONDFO almost think i see something, but toss it.

12DPO: Same intense cramps. consitpation, tested with FMU saw a line so light, i thought it was an evap, i couldn't capture it in a picture. but it made my wonder. Tested on another WONDFO in afternoon on 4 hour hold very Faint BFP, but i see color! dip Frer in same urine Sample and a faint pink line there as well!!!
13DPO: same cramps, but random, not just when i stand. Boobs are not as sore. slight nausea. Positive Clear blue digital!!! 3 weeks 6 days pregnant!
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I account my pregnancy 100% to the ketogenic diet, if i do not count my carbs, and my calories i do not ovulate. It took me 7 months from starting this diet to convenience after 5 years of nothing. If you have PCOS try it, you will see vast improvements. I pray this bean is a sticky one! Baby dust to all!!!

BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x

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BFP @ 10 DPO!!!

I am so happy to be here! I read all of these, all the time obsessing over symptoms! I realized something though, when you are pregnant, you will know, there's no questions. So here's my DPO journal!! BTW, i used OVIA to track my ovulation and symptoms, i have gotten pregnant three times in one cycle just using this app!

Ovulated on Day 15

1 DPO - Nothing
2 DPO - Nothing
3 DPO - Headache, twinges, bloating, indigestion, metallic taste in mouth.
4 DPO - Tired tired tired
5 DPO - BFN test {i know i know, if i have it i pee on it} uterus twinges, Snot white/green CM looked like straight mucus.
6 DPO - Bloating, gas, pelvic pain, side of breasts were tender
7 DPO - BFN Test, Right and left twinges with ovaries and uterus, felt like bubbles in uterus, sticky CM with little chunks of white
8 DPO - Nausea, Tender breast, bloating, gas, indigestion, diarreha, cramps, sticky CM
9 DPO - Same as day before - Fustrated at this point, thinking i'm not pregnant, just going to get my period.
10 DPO - Woke up feeling like i was going to get my period, put a tampon in. Tender breast, gas, cramps, Snot green/white Mucus on tampon with spots of brown. No period or bleeding. Later in the evening, SUPER Nauseated. Hot Flashes.
11 DPO - BFP!!!!!!!! Felt like my period was coming, put a tampon in again, took it out later and there was nothing. Was so nauseated i couldn't sleep the night before.
12 DPO - Blood test confirmed pregnancy! I've just been having mild cramping since, feels like things are stretching, pressure in my uterus, officially missed my period. Breast are stinging, nipples feel fine. Feeling really tired. I'm hungry but having waves of nausea.

I also, just had my Mirena removed 2 months ago, and i have PCOS.

Good luck everyone!!

BFP First circle of clomid

I started my first cycle of clomid 100mg day 3-7. I don't ovulate on my own at all and have mild pcos
DPO 1-7 nothing
DPO 8 sore boobs BFN
DPO 9 pink spotting then nothing. Twinges on rt side
DPO 10 pink spotting and twinges on LT side
DPO 11 very light BFP
DPO 12 FRER slightly darker
DPO BFP clear blue digital.
Words can't express my joy. Baby dust

2 years, 5th IUI success!

I've always had irregular periods, so I always feared that getting pregnant might be difficult. I really had no idea. Turns out I rarely ovulate on my own. We started trying to conceive in August 2014. Had no luck for several months. Started clomid in June 2015, with little success. I did manage to ovulate a couple times, but not early enough and it did not result in pregnancy. So finally in December 2015 we went to a fertility clinic and switched to letrozole + ovidrel trigger. I successfully ovulated every time, sometimes with more than 1 mature follicle, for 4 cycles with IUI. We had one chemical pregnancy. It was devastating. After that, our doctor switched me to injectibles (follistim). The first round, I overstimulated. I had several developing follicles on each ovary. The doctor recommended cancelling the cycle, to avoid the risk of high order multiples. I had no interest in becoming octomom, but it was still a difficult decision to make. We wanted to be pregnant so bad! So, at my next baseline ultrasound I was ready to try again. But unfortunately I had a large leftover follicle on one ovary, so we couldn't proceed. Doc offered birth control or go it natural to see if I would ovulate on my own. If I don't ovulate, I would take provera to start my period. So I opted for the latter. It was discouraging to have to cancel ANOTHER cycle, but it is what it is.

Finally, we got to try injectibles again, right at the end of May 2016. We did a lower dose. I only had 1 mature follicle develop, which was really disappointing. Husband had 23 million sperms post wash at the IUI, which was about average for him. We weren't really expecting much. We were already looking ahead to the possibility of IVF. The doctor put me on progesterone supplements this cycle (inserted vaginally), so I was really skeptical about any symptoms I experienced. The only thing I noticed was fatigue the second half of the TWW. I experienced a couple sharp cramps at 9dpo, but tried not to read into it.

But at 12dpo, 14 days post trigger, I was scheduled for a beta blood test. I decided to pee on a stick that morning, so get some of the anxiety out of my system. I used a Walgreens early result digital test. In less than 2 minutes, the screen popped up: Yes+. I couldn't believe it!

Later that afternoon, my beta blood test results came in. The doctor called and left a message on my phone because I was at work and in a meeting when she called. Basically, she said, "Your blood test confirms it. You're pregnant! HCG level at 98. That's a good number. Come back in a couple days for a follow-up to make sure it's doubling. Congratulations!" The last time I got a positive, with the chemical pregnancy, my HCG level was 16. So I was feeling much more optimistic. But still not ready to completely celebrate until the follow-up beta. So 2 days later, I get another blood test and then my doctor calls me in the afternoon. This time I'm ready. On a walk around the block by my office. The doctor says, "Good news. Your HCG level is at 250. Congratulations! Make an appointment 3 weeks from today for your first ultrasound."

I put the phone down and almost started crying, right there in the street. I still can't quite believe it.

I'm 17 dpo now. I've been experiencing waves of fatigue every day, although today I have quite a bit of energy. (Is it weird that I'm anxious about feeling good?)

If all goes well, we'll welcome our baby around March 3, 2017. I'm so grateful!

If you're on this journey, I suggest tracking your temperatures if you're not already, and advocating for yourself with your doctor to make sure you're getting the best care, understand what's happening, etc. It is so important to understand what's going on with your body and understand your options!

Best of luck to you!

MAYBE BABY?!?! BFP @ 9DO?! PRETTY SURE IT IS!!!

Hello to all!!
This is my first post here on TWW. First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have kept me sane during these painful days of anxiety and doubt. All your stories are so beautiful in their own unique ways. My partner and I are TTC. This is our second cycle trying. This is the first time using known donor. I am 25, donor 27, and currently 9dpo. I have had some major signs of pregnancy for these last few days. Of course, I couldn't wait the full two weeks so I decided to break down and buy a FRER test. These were my results. My wife thinks I'm crazy and I need to wait. She might be correct but I know the rest of you can relate to my temporary insanity during these looonng days of waiting. Baby dust and blessings to you all on your journey.
PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE tell me I'm not going insane and that you see this very faint line? I listed my symptoms below too:

Pos OPK @ 11am on 6/9 - Thursday
AI @ home @ 9:00pm
Cramps on left side
AI @ home @4:30 pm on 6/10-Friday
Groin pain and twinges
Cramps on right and left
Notice on Clue that I ovulate on 6/11-Saturday
Break out on chin
Sore
Bloating/constipation
Tired
SOOOO irritated with Sarah (DW)
Gassy on 6/12-Sunday- 1DPO
Still annoyed with DW
Bloating in the evening
Gassy on 6/13-Monday- 2DPO
Bloating in the morning
Extremely emotional (Orlando Shooting just happened Sunday)
Borderline feverish but did get wet in cold on Sunday evening
Sore but maybe from waterslide (I know...silly/careless of me)
Twinges in groin and lower abdomen
Pulls and twinges behind belly button.
Mando (our dog) attached to me. Sits at my side.
Food made me nauseous.
Really tired on 6/14- Tuesday- 3DPO
Peeing every 20 minutes (not exaggerated )
ADDICTED To spicy food this week
Bloating and gassy
Mando being affectionate again
Pulls and twinges behind belly button again
Almost period cramp feelings right before bed
Very "arroused" on 6/15-Wednesday- 4DPO
Hungry all day
Worked late, got home, went to bed@ 8pm, woke up at 11pm and fell back asleep til 5:40am
Noticed my skin getting dry- 6/16-Thursday-5DPO
Cramps again on right side of lower abdomen
Cramps continued on and off again all day
Still fatigued
Sneezing all day-6/17-Friday-6DPO
Cramps subsiding
Had an itch to deep clean the house-6/18-Saturday 7DPO
Succeeded and had a rather large breakfast
When Sarah got home, had a WHOLE pizza to myself. INSANE!
Relaxed rest of the day and stayed up til 1am
Woke up starving-6/19-Sunday-8DPO
Ate everything in sight and started to feel constipated mid afternoon.
Took a FRER pregnancy test...slight line. (See pic)
Light activity in my lower abdomen
Woke up easily for work-6/20-Monday-9DPO
Feel slightly bloated
DYING to test again. Might just wait til tomorrow morning.
Thought of cute idea to tell DW....Starbucks drink with Mom-To-Be 2017 (She works for Sbux ;))
Getting SO anxious.
Feeling CM a lot more. My lower abdomen feels harder, tighter...so strange.
PLEASE HELP?!!!

If you have read this all the way through, you must be just as obsessed as me. Love you all! <3

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