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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.

Thank you! And when you get your BFP with PCOS, be sure to send it our way!

4 Very light BFPs but positive digital!

I can't believe I'm writing this! My hubby and I have been trying for almost a year, and I decided to go to the doctor. She said I had PCOS and most likely couldn't conceive without clomid. So there we were, first month of clomid days 5-9. I'm on cd 31 (14dpo) and got a very faint bfp at 12dpo. Yesterday (13 dpo) I took two more ic and for two faint bfps again! So with afternoon urine, I tested with a clear blue digital, and it was BFP 1-2weeks!!!!!

I might be overthinking, but I'm concerned that the lines are soooooooo light, as I took another ic today, and it almost looks lighter than yesterday?

Help! I need stories of light bfps to either clear my fears or help me prepare for the worst...
Thanks in advance!

Finally, a BFP, after all these years???

To start this post, I want to say that I have come back here so often, and have seen all of the BFP posts. It's always made me so happy and even more hopeful, after reading all of the stories. TTC is quite a journey, and then you throw infertility into the mix and it gets a little more complicated. I have been TTC for the last 10 plus years. Actually, since my late 20's, which would make it almost 15+ years. I've always wanted to be a mom. I knew that, if I'd be good at anything in this life, it was motherhood.

Knowing that I was unable to conceive on my own, was not the news I wanted. But even then, I was stubborn. I wanted no medical intervention. No meds. No fertility treatments. I wanted to leave it up to God and if it was meant to be, it would.

But then, this past year, at my yearly appt with my gyno, she asked again, if I'd still thought about having kids. I told her I did, but wasn't sure if I'd be willing to go through all the testing, at my age. (38). She wrote me a script for Clomid and I started it in August.

Clomid Round 1: August - Clomid Round 2: Sept - (I skipped October) - Third round in November.
Then, I honestly stopped thinking about it. I didn't focus on it, I didn't write everything down. Just went back to my usual OPK testing.
Got a positive on that, around the 27th ... and that was it. Leading up to this weekend, I had no reason to believe that I might be pregnant. Other than feeling sick on Friday night - ( I attributed it to reflux). So, on Saturday, not even realizing it was the 2 week mark, I took the HPT. I normally would, around the time my period was due, anyway.
It was positive. Wait, what?? Then took another. Oh boy! Went out and bought a ClearBlue test ... ALSO positive!

I can't tell you all of the emotions that I was going through. I do remember, at one point, I was kind of sobbing. This actually happened!
I praise Clomid for the help, but I also do believe that the St. Gerard mass I went to, where I received a special blessing, may have really been the key. I realize not everyone believes in that stuff, or religion at all, but that's just how I feel about things.

I always looked at others' posts that shared the BFP news and they always said "So, don't give up, ladies".. Now i feel like I can say it!

My first appt is January 12th - Of course I'm nervous about the pregnancy and I want it to stick.. I've read stories about Clomid pregnancies but I don't want to be a worry wart either.

This is all still kind of sinking in. We haven't told our families yet. (besides his parents and my sister). We're thinking of announcing it on Christmas morning.

After 1.5 yrs TTC, we finally got a BFP! PCOS, IVF/ICSI

My husband and I had been TTC for 1 1/2 years. We never thought it would be this difficult to get pregnant. A few months after we started TTC (with no luck), we had a ridiculous number of friends and family announce their pregnancies. It felt like a huge slap in the face. Everyone was getting pregnant, but no matter how hard we tried it just wasn't happening for us.

After 3 months of trying naturally, we went to the OB/GYN. We would have tried naturally longer but I suspected problems, as I had always had irregular cycles. Three months of Clomid did nothing for us. I ovulated each month but did not conceive. That was a crappy holiday season.

The next move was to go to an RE. At the first appointment I was diagnosed with PCOS and given Letrozole (Femara)--we did this with IUI. Again, I ovulated each of the 3 months but did not conceive. It was getting more difficult each time we had to take a new step. Next was Femara with injectables and IUI. I hate getting shots, so I did not want to do this, but we pushed on and still had no luck. We then had to make the huge choice of trying IVF. Thankfully we did a money-back guarantee program which gave us 3 fresh and 3 frozen cycles. The doc gave me very low doses of meds for the 1st IUI because I was at risk of overstimulating, due to PCOS. Unfortunately it only yielded 3 eggs, 2 of which fertilized. We also had to do ICSI, which we found out at the last minute. After a 2-day transfer of both embryos, we later found that this IVF failed. We were devastated. At this point I really thought that I would never get pregnant.

Last month we did another try at IVF/ICSI. I was prescribed double the amount of medicine, and thankfully this helped because I got 17 eggs out of it. I was incapacitated over Thanksgiving due to the egg retrieval, so I missed out on family stuff, which was actually ok because I was still in a huge funk over everything we had been going through. We made it to a 5-day transfer, but only had 2 embryos and none to freeze. I was distraught about having none to freeze, but still hopeful as we had a 3AA embryo and a 3AB embryo that was kind of an oblong shape.

The worst part about this cycle came about a week after transfer. I swore I was starting my period. I couldn't find any information online about this, but I'm pretty sure this is what happened: when you do IVF you are on a ton of medication. Starting around the week of ET/ER my boobs started swelling and getting firmer/painful, especially on the sides and tops. This happened every single month that we had been trying, and usually went away/went back to normal about 2 days before my period. Around 5 days after my ET I noticed that my boobs were getting softer and less painful. At the same time, I was starting to get those low, warm-feeling period cramps. My CM was the same as it was before a period. I just KNEW I was about to see AF and was really depressed. I wore a liner for the next 2 days, but AF never came. I asked the nurse if it was possible that symptoms could go away as the medication started wearing off, but that I could still be pregnant. She said she had never heard of that but that anything was possible. Well, I'm pretty sure that is what happened, because a couple of days later my boobs started getting perky/swollen/painful again and I started getting better feelings. My CM was still the exact same (wet, clear), and I was still getting what I thought were period cramps but they were very dull and didn't last very long.

I wanted to wait until the day before my beta to test, but 3 days prior to that I just had a feeling it had worked out, so I tested at night (after holding it in for 4 hours). It did not take long for my first, beautiful BFP to show up. I truly never thought I'd see the day. We were shocked and thrilled. It was a weird feeling, because after getting negative tests for a year and a half I really never thought I'd finally get a positive. We were very happy, but cautiously optimistic. Although we got our BFP, after everything we have gone through I am still nervous every day that something might happen. Trying to stay positive, though.

As long as we have been TTC I have been googling every little symptom. This website has helped a ton, and I hope that my story can help ease someone else's worries.

Here is a breakdown of symptoms on the days I remembered to write them down:

7DPO/2DP5DT: noticed small acne on left bb (from progesterone supplements?). slightly more face acne, despite creams. sore bbs

8DPO/3DP5DT: weird, light cramps in middle, lower. felt slightly sicky after lunch. Sore full bbs. headache (dull).

9DPO/4DP5DT: Dull cramps just below belly button, slight cramps on r side (ov?)-have had this on both sides for a few days. BBs slightly less sore.

First IUI-BFP

I am soo excited. God answered my prayer.
I'm 25 years old, have severe PCOS, I had regular menstrual cycle only for a year when I was 12 and it has stopped. I used to have my period like the most twice a year and then once a year (which means I don't ovulate at all) then Dr put me on birth control when i was 13 or 14. So I was on birth control up until I was 22,23ish so I was on birth control for 8 years even though I really didn't need it. anyways, Im writing all these because maybe there's someone out there who might be taking bunch of birth control (like I did) that they don't really need that actually can hurt you. My Fertility doc said because I was on birth control for soo long my body stopped even trying to produce some hormones. Anyways so that's my issue.

Me and my husband ttc for 2 years,
1 year with just bunch of herbs and vitamins and whatnot. (had a surgery, Dr removed a polyp from my uterus, all the years I wasn't ovulating and not having menstrual cycle caused this)
Then about a year ago doctor put me on Metformin 1500mg and tried for 3-4 months, no success.
Then we added clomid 25mg for 5 days, biggest follicle was around 8mm, cycle cancelled.
Then clomid 50mg for 5 days, biggest follicle was 11mm, cycle cancelled
Then clomid 150mg for 5 days, biggest follicle was 17mm, had timed intercourse BFN
Then clomid 200mg for 5 days, biggest follicle was 8mm, cycle cancelled

so doc decided to switch to Letrozole (femera) lowest dosage and bravelle for 9 nights, biggest follicle 19, trigger shot that night and 36 hours later my very very first IUI. Husband's sperm count after wash was 79mil and 85%motility.
I did my research and it said I should lay down at least 15 mins, but the nurse said just lay down for 5 mins and you're ok to go, but of course I laid down there for 30 mins ^,^
and started progesterone vaginally the day after the IUI

2 weeks wait... OMG so anxious.
1dpiui-no symptoms
2dpiui-no symptoms
3dpiui-no symptoms
4dpiui-Slightly tender bbs, Probably because of progesterone
5dpiui-Slightly tender bbs,
6dpiui-Slightly tender bbs,
7dpiui-Slightly tender bbs, nothing different, because when I'm on progesterone I get sore bbs.
8dpiui-Slightly tender bbs.
9dpiui-hpt-bfn
10dpiui-had nausea that lasted only for 10-15 seconds in the morning, had poking feeling (not pain), very very mild cramps. had this weird dream about water ( I was going to an appt and was walking on water lol)
11dpiui-Mild crampls
12dpiui-Blood test that confirmed BFP

I am so excited, hopefully I get good beta on Monday, they want to make sure my beta is increasing as it should and will monitor my progesterone level

So all the ladies out there who's trying to conceive IT WILL HAPPEN, be positive, You know your body more than anyone else. Think positive and don't get your hopes up but still have faith in God and in you, I used to pray and pray and ask God please give a child but then this time I started just Thanking God for what he's done and given and He rewarded me :) Hopefully I will have a healthy 9months pregnancy.

Baby dust to you all Ladies <3 Be strong Be positive and You will be a Mommy one day Don't give up!

BFP with Femara

I have PCOS. We have been TTCing for 5 years. A few years ago I had a couple of early miscarriages, then nothing. I have been on metformin for 2years at 1500mg slow release per day. Over the past year I have significantly cleaned up my diet but haven't lost a whole heap of weight (thanks pcos).
After taking a break from doing a couple of low dose femara/letrozole cycles, I got another script and decided to do a higher dose unmonitored cycle (10 mg days 3-7). I had a huge month of upheavals and a heavy workload, and put my extreme fatigue down to that. I lost track of weeks and did a test to count out pregnancy. Turns out it was an immediate dark positive line with FMU and so I found myself having an emotional break down at 6:02am in the bathroom. I am approximately 6-7 weeks and sick as a dog but over the moon :)

To all the LTTTCers, there is hope x

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Clomid BFP! going to write everything I wish someone else did while looking at this~

After ttc for over a year we decided to try clomid. With our first baby, he wasn't even planned, he was a surprise, but now with this one!! Took a while. I have like mild PCOS which I mean I'm not technically insulin resistant or overweight. I also have low progesterone!:( when we were trying to figure out what was wrong, got labs drawn at cycle day 21 and my Progesterone came back at a 1.9.. that's very bad! Been taking 100mg of progesterone every night after confirmed ovulation.
My first round of clomid was unsuccessful and I had so many pregnancy symptoms I was sure I was pregnant. but no.
Second round on clomid worked!! took clomid cycle days 3-7.
CD9 : cramping tugging, wetness cm
cd10: headaches, started taking Musinex bc it helps produce natural eggwhite cervical mucus (it worked! normally dry as a bone.) took 2 a day
cd11:none
cd12:no symptoms , musinex still , i took it every day until O and after positive O and then stopped.
cd13:sex , wet, little cramping
cd14:sex, ewcm
cd15: positive O on clearblue predictor test! ewcm. I cramped so bad I had to stop and sit down. tugged and pulled at "V" area and I don't mean vagina. mean those v muscles.
POSTOvulation day 1:cramped in the AM. had sex again to cover bases. then I noticed I had tons of Milky lotiony creamy Cm discharge. (now I've had this before and wasn't preggers but this time there was overload always pouring out when I went to the bathroom)
POd2:started taking progesterone and Baby asprin low dose. just one (helps with implanting dr says) milky cm
pod3: sore lower back
pod4:hungry, milky cm alot and it smelled foul odor like(only one time though and i was clean down there) cramped that evening bad
pod5: after bowel movement i looked down there and had weird lots of discharge that was gross white and looked like sour cream. ew. pinching here and there in lower abd.
pod6:twinges of cramps everwhere, back to milky cm, nipples seem sensitive sensation but boobs not sore. seemed uncomfortable laying on stomach pressure like feel. had sex and it went deep and hurt bad, never does that, felt like husband hit something? bloating, hungry
pod7:bad morning backache, lower abd feels tight, like i need to stretch and its been a while tight , you know?
pod8:mild stretching pain in lower abd, backpain, starting to feel sick and run down,left breast is starting to feel tender
pod9:woke up with lots of wet watery cm, by now milky stuff is gone. when I got out of bed had pulling cramp pain and when I stretched it was worse, horrible backache
pod10: cramps in the morning (bad) backache,sharp pain in the side of left breast.(now note about me, I NEVER have sore or tender boobs, not even during AF. noticed something crazy while checking cervix. Cervix was very high and super soft. last month it was so soft like this time but really low during 10 days post O.
pod11:Sore breasts, slight cramping didn't last long, wet, nauseous when I laid on my stomach in the middle of the night. seems like for the past 3 days I'm noticing smells more but not in a bad way, don't make me quezy?
Areolas in breast seem darker very slight and veins in breasts seem blue blue and very noticeable which is uncommon for me. went in for blood beta draw and got my BFP!!!!!
pod12:boobs really sore, sore stomach pulling and pinching.
pod13 getting tired at night. have not experienced the whole Extreme fatigue yet still. seems I'm kinda drying up down there but when we make love I end up having plenty which is rare for me. still taking my progesterone. Oh and I stopped taking the baby asprin. only took it for about 4 days after I started. oh and when I wake up I'm feeling slightly nauseous , not to much. I'm hungry and seem to be having tiny cravings.
Hope this helped. gave alot of tmi, but hey that's the good stuff right!;) oh and from cd post o starting at 9 I've been having weird vivid dreams and hot flashes every night.

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BFP on Break from Clomid

Hello Ladies! I have loved reading the BFP stories all the months of TTC. They were such an encouragement to me. I pray that my story can help someone. There is nothing more painful than getting negative test after negative test each month- I know, I’ve been there. It’s a pain like no one can understand unless you have been through it yourself. If I can be of help to anyone, please let me know. Now on to the story! BTW: It’s long!

I have always had irregular periods- I mean, may not have one but for every four months or so. I loved that growing up- but when you are TTC it makes life very difficult! I went for my normal check up at my OBGYN in August 2013. I told her we were wanting to try for a baby but I was irregular. We also had just purchased a home so she said, give it a little time, once the stress wears off you will probably start your period on your own. Well, I did! I was so excited. I started a cycle right at the beginning of September. And of course I thought I would get pregnant first cycle! Then my period came again first part of October. I went from October-December with still no period, still no positive pregnancy test. So, after some encouragement, I went back to the doctor and through ultrasound I found out I have PCOS. I have “skinny” PCOS I suppose people call it. I was started on Metformin. I took that for a couple of months (and still am on it) but it didn’t help me ovulate. Then my doctor prescribed Clomid. I was on Clomid for three cycles. I loved that it made me ovulate...but I still did not get pregnant. My doctor told me that after my third cycle she would want to do another pelvic exam to make sure my body was holding up well on the Clomid before doing more cycles. BTW: I took 50 mg the first two months days 5-9, 100 mg 5-9 the third month.

After the third month I was just so discouraged, I just couldn’t go to the doctor’s office again and see the pity in the nurses and my doctor’s eyes. I thought, I’ve heard of people still ovulating after Clomid gets their bodies back on track so let’s give it a try. Well, I bought my OPK on CD 10. (I use Clearblue 4 Most Fertile Days- I would second guess myself too much with the other kinds!) I got my first blinking smiley on CD 11. I got my solid smiley on June 1st CD 14 (this is 2 days earlier than normal for me). I got my BFP on June 13th at 7:48 am on 12 DPO! Confirmed with digital at 10:59 am. At the time I really didn’t consider anything different about my TWW but now I can see the differences in this one and all of my other TWWs. Some symptoms I noticed that were different for me:
On 3dpo-5 dpo I kept a very bad headache. Nothing would help, not sleep, not meds, nothing.
On 8 DPO- My husband and I were walking our dog down our road. All at once I had a sharp pain that went from my back down to the top of my bottom and then my back hurt the rest of the evening. I’m assuming this was implantation taking place!
9 DPO- dry mouth-really really bad dry mouth!
10DPO-Now- Now this is kind of gross but I kind of broke out on my chest. I have not had an acne break out on my chest except maybe in high school? Hurt my boobs when running. As I am small chested there is no reason for my boobs to hurt when I run, haha.

Sorry this has been so long but I know that I have benefited in the past from people giving full detail of their story and their TWW. The Lord’s hands were all over my TTC journey. I prayed everyday many times a day that I could have a baby. The Lord was with me through it all. Other people don’t always understand and can’t help you. But with Jesus Christ you can have the dearest friend you’ve ever had. I will be 29 weeks tomorrow and I pray that my baby boy will be born healthy. I love my baby boy so very much!

BTW: I started taking 1 baby aspirin every morning two months before BFP. My sister recommended this to me. She went through two miscarriages until she started taking a baby aspirin every day. Thanks to that (and God!) I have two wonderful nephews! I don’t know if it helps everyone, but it is worth looking into!

conceived on our 12th month :-)

So for the first 9 months of ttc I tracked everything and was on point. Month 10 and 11 I said I wasn't going to pay attention but I still tracked cm and kept a couple of notes. Still tested early to be disappointed. Month 12 I had just came off of a 2 month diet. I was eating healthy which I always do and did nothing different. I didn't track and told my husband after my period came I was going in birth control for 6 months to try and help a lil and give me a break to concentrate on my gym. We all know when TTC that's all we can focus on! I noticed ewcm on tissue in abundance on CD 15 & 16! Noted it in my mind because I never have it even when checking let alone on tissue...maybe once or twice before. Once O was over I realized you know what my boobs don't hurt like usual after O. And I just felt generally crappy like I was gonna vet sick but wasn't yet. Day period was due my boobs swelled up and were tender... no period in morning like usual...I told myself I'd wait a day then I realized how clear my face was! By period time my face is always completely broken out...made me think Mmm...went and got a dollar store test and took it in mid morning. Blank white stated at me by the time the control showed up...I'd seen it too many times so threw it out. And like always went to pee about 40 min later and saw a second pink line. I freaked BC in the prior 11 months I'd never even gotten an evap line. Told myself go get another test and wait for morning. Of course I didn't. I took it that night on dpo 14. Within two min super light second line. Wasn't convinced said I'll wait till morning since it was a two pack...in morning took the next and same super faint line. Felt a little discouraged. Asked sisters advice said wait a day get a digi. Well I got the digital on CD 15 and took it with super watered down urine after work in the afternoon...the great is history. I am ecstatic. Sorry for this long story but I can't believe I'm writing it. I'm saying that I'm pregnant! Thank you all for being so wonderful

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No symptoms, Shocking BFP

I am 32 and have been trying to actively conceive since June. Even before that we didn't use BC because even though I have always had regular periods, PCOS and a short luteal phase, when I actually ovulate, make conception challenging. I used a Clear Blue Fertility monitor, pre seed, and was taking metformin, but every month the monitor (which I started in April to get a baseline) told me I didn't ovulate and over the summer my periods became irregular. By the end of September I had given up. My husband was going to be traveling for work most of October so I stopped tracking everything and decided to take the month off accept for taking the metformin and I added in Vitex to try to regulate my periods. We literally only BD'd twice the whole month because he was gone. When my period didn't come I didn't even consider pregnancy. I had zero symptoms. I was worried something was wrong and after a few weeks decided I should make an appointment. I took a pregnancy test two weeks after missed period just to be sure because I knew they would ask when I went in. It was an immediate BFP. I was shocked. I had my first ultrasound today and I'm 8 weeks 2 days and heart beat of 177 bpm.

I credit the vitex and taking the month off from tracking which alleviated stress. I know that we all pour over everyone's symptoms on here during our TWW to determine if we possibly could be preggers. I just want any woman who has no symptoms to not count themselves out yet. I'm 8 weeks and still barely have symptoms. My OB says I'm just lucky. Keep your head up ladies, it will happen.

Many years in the making- A PCOS success story

Ok, this is long- I read this board day in and day out for years while trying to conceive. I would cry thinking that I would never be able to have a baby but found solace in the fact that so many other women could. I had severe PCOS, never had a period, my husband also had a super low sperm count due to meds he took for gout. The odds were stacked against us.

After a year of trying, we saw a fertility specialist. We went through 6 months of clomid treatments and nothing. Each month with a BFN was like a death. Everything set me off. I kept it bottled up and became depressed. Finally, the fertility specialist let me try femara. I took the highest dose possible off the bat. And it worked! I got a super super faint line on a FRER. So faint, only I could see it. I went straight to the doctor and confirmed that by blood levels were 15, which is barely pregnant, but I was pregnant! The very next day, I started bleeding. I kept registering positives but I knew that it just didn't stick. I was so disappointed. I remember that night, I drank an entire bottle of wine and drowned myself in my misery. I knew I would never be a mother.

I made an appointment with the fertility specialist again. I was ticked. I was angry, I cried, I blamed him for not getting pregnant. I basically had a meltdown. He suggested that we move on to an IUI. I agreed. We timed ovulation just right and had the procedure done. A few days afterward, I was exhausted. Like going to bed at 7 pm exhausted. I knew then. On 10 dpo, I registered positive on a FRER! It stuck! And she did stick. My wonderful daughter was born on June 25th, 2014. That is her picture. I can't express the love I have for her. She has changed me.

Right after her birth, my doctor started to discuss birth control options. I knew we wanted another baby and figured that it would take another 2 years so we passed on the birth control. Lo and behold, I'm now 12 weeks pregnant with #2! No fertility treatments, no IUI. My next one is due two weeks before my little girl's birthday! I went from the woman who everyone thought would never have kids to having two babies under the age of 1!

There is hope..... never never never give up. Push your doctor and believe in yourself. It will happen.

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