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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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Finally - after 3 years!!

After 3+ long years, I couldn't believe it when I saw "pregnant" on my Clearblue stick yesterday. I got my blood work done in the morning, but it was taking the doctor too long to call me. At lunch I bought my own test :-)!!!

First, let me say I had my doubts because not only have we failed at IVF twice (four times if you include two cancellations), but I only had a Day-5 morula, rather than a blastocyst on the day of transfer. Three doctors gave me little hope. Now, I'm so happy to report my BFP was received yesterday - both from my HPT and Beta (182).

During the TWW, here's what I felt:
- 3dp5dt - period-like cramping (lower abdomen and lower back) for 3-5 days
- extreme thirst
- 30 seconds of nausea, only once
- extreme tiredness (like in my bones)

Two days before before my pregnancy test, the symptoms just went away.

Wishing you all the best!!

IUI#2 All things are possible with God

Hello All,
Iam so thrilled and excited to announce I'm Pregnant.... (First time ever I'm got positive pregnancy test in 4years). I would like to Thank God for this special blessing in my life after 4years and I have been visiting this site almost 1 year now and it's gives so much hope to read the BFP stories.
I hope my story helps someone who is going through the same thing.
I and my Husband are married and TTC for 4years now and I was diagnosed with severe Pcos and Hypothyriod. I never had a period on my own I always have to take medication to jump start my periods. We are basically from India moved to USA a year and half ago for my hubby's work and back in India tired few things like clomid and femara and injectables nothing worked and Hubby's sperm analysis looked great and for me we got the follicular study done which showed my follicles are not growing to definite size and HSG done both tubes were clear. After moving to United States,I started workout and I lost around 15lbs and then we planned to start over the treatment and visited OBGYN and she did all the blood work which look good, however without wasting much time she referred us to fertility specialist and there doc gave us option of IUI and lucky charm second IUI worked for us and I also believe that losing weight had contributed much to my health issues to come under control.

Here are my symptoms

AF- 24th April

CD 3-7 Clomid - 26th April to 30th April

CD 15 First Ultrasound May 8th (2 follicles Right side 17mm and left side 14mm)

CD 17 HCG Shot - 10th May 9:30pm

CD 19 IUI - 12th May 9:30am (Husband's SC: 18millions)

CD 20-22 -1DPIUI - 3DPIUI - No Symptoms

CD 23-25 -4DPIUI - 6DPIUI - Sharp pains in left and right ovaries

CD 26-30 - 7DPIUI -11DPIUI - Light Cramping

CD 31 - 12DPIUI - spotting(Probably Implantation)

CD 32 - 13DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness,tested with Internet cheapie (not with morning urine) faint positive

CD 33 - 14DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness, tested with digital early morning and it said PREGNANT :)
( it was completely unbelievable and I was into happy tears)

CD 33 - 14DPIUI-Beta#1 - 94

CD 36 - 17DPIUI-Beta#2 - 267

Things I did different this time around
- after IUI I continued to laid on my back for 15 mins
- Hubby gave sample at the clinic (not like last time from home )
- hubby took fertilaid for men for just 10days ( just to boost up the count)
- excerised daily even after IUI (yoga and aerobics) Last time I just was relaxing the whole 2weeks

My first IUI failed but bingo Iam pregnant with second IUI and so grateful to God as I lost all hopes and devastated when my first IUI failed I thought this is never going to happen. But I believed and had faith on God,I just told God May your will be done in my life and left everything to God and boom!!the second IUI worked for us.. I just pray that this little baby bean sticks and to have healthy pregnancy. Please don't lose hope( I know it is very difficult if someone say this) but miracles do happen. I pray for those all who are struggling to get pregnant Baby dust to all. God bless you all

PCOS & Clomid Round 5...hoping this BFP sticks!

I have PCOS and started working with my doctor about 8 months ago with the goal of getting pregnant. I rarely have a period (usually once every few months), so I knew ovulating was going to be an issue. My doctor prescribed Provera and Clomid. I didn't ovulate on 50 mg or 100 mg of Clomid (progesterone 0.2), then at 150 mg my progesterone was 34 so I was stoked that I ovulated. Honestly, during that cycle, I was feeling pretty discouraged and probably didn't BD as much as I should have during my window, so no pregnancy. I went into the next 150 mg round hopeful and had no success.

Needless to say, with this round, I was feeling pretty down on myself that I would never get pregnant or ovulate. Regardless, DH and I had sex like bunnies all week to cover our bases. I had a few close to positive OPK's around CD 14-17, but nothing positive. I FINALLY got a positive OPK on CD 20. I went in as scheduled to get my progesterone bloodwork done on CD 21, and it came back 0.2 again. Feeling pretty bummed, I temped for a day or two after that and didn't have an increase, so I pretty much stopped paying attention and looking for possible symptoms.

When my doctor called this week with the progesterone results, she suggested that if I do another cycle, instead of upping the dose to 200 mg Clomid, we do the Provera and 150 mg Clomid, then ultrasound during probable ovulation time and medication to trigger ovulation. She told me to wait a few more days and take a pregnancy test just to be absolutely sure I wasn't preggo before starting Provera.

I temped a few times this week and noticed my temperature times were slightly up, and that I had some breast and underarm tenderness. I took a Wondfo dip strip test yesterday (CD 34), and imagine my shock when I saw a very faint pink line! I spent all day second-guessing myself but promising that I wouldn't take another test until this morning. I took another Wondfo as well as an Answer lab strip test (which are known for not showing positive until WAY down the line), and both tests were super dark positive lines! I'm going in for my blood test this afternoon! I know how common it is to miscarry early, so I'm half-excited and half-freaking out, telling myself not to get my hopes up for another seven weeks or so. My guess is that I ovulated right after my progesterone test on CD 21 and that's why it came up negative. My other guess is that I need to calm the heck down and stop stalking internet pregnancy forums, but I JUST CAN'T STOP. IT'S BABY CRACK.

I should note that over the last month I've really gone above and beyond as far as diet and exercise go. I've always been very active and healthy, but this month I noticed a few extra pounds accumulating and followed this diet:
Monday-Friday I went mostly vegetarian or pescatarian, got my sugars from fruits or raw honey pretty much exclusively (and didn't have those in high quantities, either), didn't eat dairy and kept it gluten-free. I ate lots of raw veggies, lentils, beans, nuts and chickpeas, and made a conscious effort to find appealing salad recipes to keep things interesting. I also didn't drink on the weekdays (whereas typically I'd have a drink every night, weekends several). I will say that I cheated like crazy on the weekends, because let's be honest, who the hell can eat that clean every day??? I don't know if the diet was what did it, but I lost 9 pounds, so who cares! I'll keep it up, especially now that I may have a little bun in the oven to nourish!

In the photo, the top test is the one I took yesterday (urine was a little diluted as I was EXTREMELY THIRSTY and chugged water all night...maybe a symptom or maybe just losing my mind). Bottom two are the ones I took this morning, same urine sample.

Sorry so long, just wanted to be as detailed as possible for all of you who are obsessively reading this over like I have! Best of luck and baby dust to all!

After tubal reversal and recent pcos diagnosis

Hello ladies! Of course I have been on this site day on and day out for months. These stories truly gave me hope. Thank you! Now for my story I'm 31 dh 32 I have 4 kids from a previous marriage and got my tubes tied after my youngest daughter 7 years ago. I had them reversed 6 months ago. I was trying to figure out why I wasn't having any luck after the surgery because I obviously had no issues before. I was diagnosed with pcos 2 months ago and told it would be difficult to conceive this time around. I took provera to induce a cycle because I hadn't had a period in 2 months. I faithfully drank red raspberry tea, watched my sugar levels and hoped for the best. This was the first month I ovulated since February so I was happy about that. I didn't notice anything major accept a few days ago o felt dizziness for a second. I kept taking dollar tree test for the past week knowing they would be negative but hoping I'd see a hint of something. This morning I took a dollar tree test and saw a faint line which confused me because it was stark white yesterday as I was hoping for a Father's Day positive. I took another one and same thing. I went to work and thought about the fact that I have never gotten 2 evaporation lines like the ones I got. When I Got home I tested with a digital and low and behold BFP! I am so happy. I believe I'm around 13 dpo. I can't be sure because all my apps say something different. I do temp and believe I ovulated 2 weeks ago. By dpo

1dpo- 10 dpo nothing really white cm that's all

10 dpo dizzy spell white cm some breast tenderness but only sporadic, BFN

11-12 dpo nothing much easy to fall asleep still white cm BFN

13 dpo feeling cramping like af, white cm, faint on dollar tree( I did take a frer after the faint positive this morning but didn't see anything) BFP on digital after work 4 hour hold.

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I still can't believe I get to write one of these bfp stories! I never thought my time would actually come! A little background, I went off bcp in February of 2014 to prepare myself to start TTC. I was on the pill for 10 years. Had a few periods, and my cycles kept getting longer. It had finally been 4 months without a period so I made an appointment with my doctor. In November of 2014 I was diagnosed with PCOS. In January of 2015 I started taking Metformin, 1500mg a day. In February I ovulated on my own and had a period, I was ECSTATIC! I've continued to have periods on my own since then. Cycles ranging between 32-35 days. I still was not getting pregnant, so my doctor prescribed Clomid, 50mg for days 3-7 and looks like it did the trick! So, what you've all been waiting for, here are the deets!

CD14: Ewcm, BD
CD16: Lots of ewcm, afternoon OPK was really dark but not yet positive, cramping in ovaries
CD17: Blazing positive OPK, BD, lots of cramping in ovaries, was pretty dry today, no ewcm, confirmed O day with temp spike following day.
1DPO: Temp spike to confirm O, still positive OPK, slight cramping in ovary area, had vivid sex dream. Already felt out thinking that we may have missed the timing. We only BD'ed O-3 and O day.
2DPO: OPK negative, slight cramping in ovary area, vivid sex dream
3DPO: Vivid sex dream, slight cramping still
4DPO: Diarrhea, slight cramping in ovary area
5DPO: Vivid dream about having twins and breastfeeding
6DPO: Very dry mouth! (from 6dpo until today I have really dry mouth and am constantly thirsty!) Oily skin (still have it), acne breakout, really strong AF like cramps in uterus area at night time. Implantation?
9DPO: Felt pretty out this cycle, but decided to take a Wondfo in the morning. BFaintP! Saw nothing immediately so I put it in the drawer. Went back an hour later and I swore I saw something! In all the years and stark white hpt's, I've never seen anything remotely close to what I saw! I had cramping that radiated through my pelvic bone and thigh area, gassy, diarrhea again, can't seem to sleep in which is weird cause I am not a morning person!
10DPO: BFP on FRER with FMU. Definite line! Finally! Can't believe it! Super thirsty, gassy, can't sleep in
11DPO: Darker line on FRER. Confirmed with Clearblue Digital, Pregnant 1-2 weeks! Thirsty, gassy, can't sleep in
12DPO: today! Gassy, thirsty, frequent urination, still oily skin, slight cramping. I'm so excited and I can't believe I got a bfp so early.

I swore I had more "symptoms" on BFN months, than I did this month! No sore boobs, no nausea! Only things that made me curious was the intense cramping on 6DPO, the vivid dreams, and super thirsty with dry mouth! Also, the last two months I started spotting on 6dpo till AF showed. This month, no spotting at all!

Good luck to all of you ladies! Praying for a sticky bean! I'll be 4 weeks on the 18th! Due date is Feb 25th 2016 :)

BFP after laparoscopy

Hubby and I had been ttc for over two years. We were about to start IVF but I was booked in for a lap and dye after there was no spill on my right tube after an initial dye test. I was terrified of the lap, but it was a lot better than I expected. I was treated for mild endo on the right side too. Just make sure you rest properly after the op. I tried to do too much after a week and it set me back a bit (the docs advise one week off work, but I would take two). Anyway, my next ov date after the lap was literally about 10 days after the lap and I was not recovered sufficiently from the op to try then. However, we got our BFP on the next cycle! I've been so nervous of something going wrong since we've been waiting so long, but we had an early scan at 6wks (after I had pains on the right side) and we saw the heartbeat on the scan machine. Fingers crossed everything will be ok. I had heard that you have a better chance of getting pregnant after a lap, but I honestly had no real hope of getting pregnant after 2 years and saw the op only as a means to an end, namely IVF. In my case, having the laparoscopy was definitely the best thing I ever did.

Love Clomid can't get prego without it!

This is my third pregnancy, hopefully I can keep this one. I already have a 2 yrs old from clomid, metformin, prenatal vit and preseed.

My symptoms are very bad mood swings, get mad/frustrated easily, can cry at a drop of the hat, but the dead give away are the intense tender breasts/tingling/itchy nipples in the 3 wk. By day 29 I took the $1 store prego test and got a faint positive. Then seven days later I took another test and it was two solid dark purple line.

I hope that by taking metformin, baby aspirin, progesterone, prenatal vit and folic acid 3x/ day I can keep this little bean bc I have pcos since I was 11. My regular Obgyn just give me birth control to regulate my cycle. I knew it was not normal so I ask my pc to refer me to a RE after a yr of trying without any success. One look at my ovaries covered with cyst he diagnosis me n help me take the rite cocktail of hormones to have my daughter.

BFP 10dpo with pcos and told infertile

Want to share as i have obsessed so much and thought im pregnant so many times when im not. Ive pcos and told that i am infertile due to tubal damage recently.
I already have 3 kids and im 39.i havent had AF in 8mths however im totally sure when i ovulated due to my CM ovulation pain and temp rise..
We had no intercourse in the 5 days prior to ovulation, only dtd 1dpo..
1dpo crampy from ovulation
2dpo terrible thrush which i never get.
3dpo nothing
4dpo emotional
5dpo emotional
6dpo crampy like af coming
7dpo crampy like af coming and ewcm
8dpo ewcm and wet
9dpo ewcm and wet
10dpo ewcm yellowish and wet BFP clear blue but faint
11dpo ewcm still BFP first response nice and dark feeling sick on and off..
12dpo ewcm feeling sick on and off..

Lots of pimples which i never ever get.
No bloat like normly get before AF.
Crampy and emotional and ewcm was the give away.
Good luck everyone

PCOS, DH low Morph. Femara+Trigger+TI & IUI= BFP!!!

Hello Ladies! Finally posting my BFP story! It's been such a long journey and all women suffering from infertility are some crazy strong women!
I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teen (Me 31 DH 39) so I knew it would be hard to get pg when the time came. 5 Years ago we decided to try and after 4-5 rounds of clomid we ended up with a BFP and had our DD. Since having her we were NTNP for years before we decided to REALLY try again. This time I was referred to an RE and this journey began! Ugh how exhausting it is to be infertile! I did a couple rounds of clomid that I didn't respond to until he switched me to femara. After 5 medicated cycles we finally got it! Thank you science, thank you to my doctors and nurses for all the hard work! :) Here's how this cycle went:

CD 3 started Femara 7.5mg for 8 days (instead of 5 like my previous two femara cycles) so days 3-10. At my mid cycle u/s I had 3 good sized follicles (yay!) which is what my RE wanted from adding the extra days. I triggered on sat May 23rd and ovulated the morning of May 25th. We had our iui scheduled that morning. Here's my DPO:

We Bd CD 11- CD 15 (day of trigger) skipped CD 16, BD CD 17 day of IUI.
Ovulation Day! IUI - Pretty bad O pains, it was worse than the last two cycles.

1DPO - very uncomfortable from O, a bit crampy. No sensitive nips like I always get after O which I thought was strange.
2DPO - 5DPO Not much, maybe a little bloated and gassy.
6DPO - Trigger was pretty much out of my system already so I could trust my symptoms. I woke up feeling hungover! I had a headache all day, dizzy and fuzzy headed. My ears felt like they were going to pop. Maybe a little bit of nausea, gassy
7DPO - Holy Nausea Bat man! I had a quick wave of it as I was driving to work. Hmmmm.. I Got full quick after eating anything.
8DPO - Tired, bloated and gassy all day! Like I couldn't control my gas haha! oops!
9DPO - Finally My bbs are feeling something! I hadn't felt a thing until today, my right nip started to hurt like it usually does after O. Oh my!Sleepy, took a nap today, I never nap!
10DPO - Been having vivid dreams, I didn't think much of that since I usually dream. But these were different and constant. Feeling really full after eating and bloated.
11DPO - Bloated, gassy, Tender bbs and nips still.
12DPO - I was sure AF was on her way. Bbs are killing me! nips on fire! I was getting red dry skin on my chin which usually mean AF is close by. Annoying stabbing pains on my left side and some pulling. tugging behind bellybutton? Sleepy and heartburn.
Went out had a few drinks, I was sure AF was coming. Had an outburst at DH bc I was sure this cycle failed.
13DPO - BBS still hurt, cramps, pulls and twinges and super tired. Took a test in the morning bc what the hell!? lol And I was shocked to see a super duper faint positive! WHAT?! Dang Wal-mart cheapies.
14DPO - BFP with FRER!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Sorry This was so long! lol! I have waited a long time to post it! ;) I got my first beta (75) and I go back on Friday for another before I'm released to an OB. I'm so so so happy and wish nothing but the best for the rest of you ladies. Especially those dealing with infertility, it can be so difficult and frustrating. FYI I didn't relax at all this cycle, i was actually pretty stressed out. I didn't lay around all day after my iui, i went out and did some furniture shopping lol. I was on this site the entire TWW reading every story I could! I really didn't think the first IUI would work but it did!!! DH had a count of 10Mil and I had at least two mature follies rupture (maybe even 3!) Also I did use Pre-seed, Soft cups and I ate pineapple DPO 1-6. I'm wishing the best for all you ladies still waiting for your bfp and send you lots of love and baby dust!!!!

BFP 4th IUI!!!

I can't believe I finally get to write my story eeeee!!! So exciting and so surreal! :) I'm 31 with Ovid and my dh is 29 with very mild mfi. So I did 6 medicated rounds (2 with Clomid - no response), (3 with femara 2.5mg, then 5mg, then 7.5mg - ovulated each time but with only one follicle). And finally I switched to injectables which is what brought my BFP!!! (100iu of puregon otherwise known as follistim days 3-6, then day 7 i did 75iu since I had over 8 follicles, then day 8 i coasted since I was over-stimulating with over 15 follicles!!! Day 9 i started surging on my own so I triggered around 3pm and had my iui 19 hours later at 10am with 4 potential follies in the running at 15mm, 16mm, 16mm and 17mm. 3 days later the ultrasound showed that 2 follicles had ruptured :) Here are my 2ww symptoms. Mind you around day 3-6 piui I had very bad sharp pains and bloating from all the follicles/cysts, but it went away. So I truly believe that this 4th iui worked because it was the only one where I had more than one follicle (2 released eggs) :) Dh has mild mfi since his count is a bit low, but the funny thing is that this bfp cycle is the one where he had the lowest posh wash sperm count of only 8.5million versus the other rounds of 12 mill, 12 mill, and 20mill!!!! Amazing how things work out :) Thats why I give credit to having more than one follicle this round!

1dpiui- abdominal tenderness,sore nips,gassy
2dpiui -abdominal tenderness, gassy, sore nips
3dpiui- abdominal tenderness, a bit bloated, smelly gas! ,sore nips
4dpiui- very bloated, sharp pains, tender boobs
5dpiui- very bloated, sharp pains, tender boobs
6dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
7dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
8dpiui- tender boobs, feeling good
9dpiui- tender boobs, left ovary pain
10dpiui- tender boobs, diarrhea, Super faint line on free. Tender boobs.
11dpiui- possible bfp line getting darker on frer. Sore left ovary and backache when I woke up, but went away after about 30 minutes.
12dpiui- beta - positive! I'm PREGNANT!!! I will get my 2nd beta on 16dpiui to confirm that my hcg is rising :)