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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!

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

11dpo BFP after a year!

We've been TTC for one year, this will be my first pregnancy. I really didn't know what to expect and tricked myself many times into thinking I was preggo. This month I am!

So. What was different? Last month I had a ten day regimen of progesterone to bring on period after a hemoraghing cyst threw my cycle for a loop.

28 day cycle. O was cd15 (opk lh surge CD 14,15, neg 16)

O'Day: nstr
1dpo: bb sore. Nipples on fire. Not unusual. I have perpetually sore bb allbthe way till AF typically.
2dpo: same same, tired
4dpo: cranky, moody. Sore bb. Ewcm, which is odd. Backaches and headaches. Lots of gas!
6dpo: hungry hungry hippo. Tender aching boobs. Tingly almost. Thought I felt some weird boob shivering. Tired. More headaches. Creamy cf.
9dpo: neg preg test. One of the Amazon cheepies. Feel really sick. Flu like, aches and pains and dizzy. Sore throat. And no more bb pain. Or very little. This was my first clue!
10dpo: I know I'm sure preggo. But waiting. No bb pain, intermittent heart burn. Achy joints and weird energy.
11dpo: positive hpt! Fmu on cheepies. Confirmed with clear blue digital that puts me at two weeks from ovulation and blood test at doc with hcg at 25mlU. Nipples tender but bb not sore. Slight tugging poking feeling in left pelvis. Keep burrowing little chia seed! Metallic sort of taste way back in mouth. Almost as if it's coming from my gums. No facial acne, which I always get before AF, but I have a couple randoms on back. Creamy yogurt looking cf, distinct smell. Not fishy, just more.

I hope it sticks. Will post updates!

2nd Baby on the way!

Hello,

My husband and I have been TTC for three month, NTNP for about 8. Our son is 20 months old. I have PCOS so I spend a lot of time worrying that any moment my body will attempt to kick out the little one whose currently growing inside. But, I try to remain positive, and think about how well my first pregnancy went. There was a moment in week 8 of my first pregnancy when I got a subchorionic bleed, and I bled for a few days, but I took it easy, cut the stress and all turned out well. Hoping the bleed will not repeat with this pregnancy!

But, that is not what you are here for. You are here for all those lovely symptoms.

1-5 DPO I didn't really feel anything. Some gas, definite cervical mucus present, but nothing abnormal.
6 DPO Mild cramping starts. I don't get AF cramps, so I knew something was up.
7 DPO More cramps. A bit irritable. Went off on a request from a co-worker, which is not unlike me, but this was totally irrational. I don't get PMS either so after the episode I was like, hmmmmm...
8 DPO Not much cramping, but the dreams I started having were insane! I never remember my dreams, and I was waking up with some ideas for weird, but decent movies. Mild boob tingles. Shortness of breath when trying to sing my toddler his nighttime songs.
9 DPO More dreams, some not so pleasant. I was determined to wait until further along to test, but I couldn't finish my mid-morning apple due to nausea, and I a---never leave food unfinished. Especially an apple. And b---the only time I get nauseous is when I'm really sick, or when I was pregnant the first time. So, I went to Target at lunch and got a 3 pack of 6 days sooner tests. Took one, and it was a very faint, but obvious in person BFP! I was so surprised it came up within thirty seconds.
10-12 DPO Yep,more dreams. Took a test with FMU both days each one darker. Boob tingles just slightly. No milk ever came in the first time around, so I never got bigger breasts anyway so I don't expect much from that area!
13 DPO Took test with FMU, and freaked out that it was a bit lighter, but forced myself to contribute it to maybe my urine being more diluted than usual. I always wake up in the middle of the night to pee, and that night I'd woken up twice for a dog emergency pee, and my own bladder. Luckily, my son didn't add in an extra trip!
14 DPO FMU again, and darker, which made me happy. Went to doctor to get blood work, and they confirmed. Shortness of breath during workouts now as well.
15 DPO to today(20 DPO)Since then it's been a lot of hip pains, more dreams---one was truly awful where I miscarried. I kept going, 'wake up, wake up, wake up.' Luckily, I finally did. I took a digital that day just to make me feel better, and to see the word show up with the weeks indicator. I have one more left, which I'm hoping will pop up with a 2-3 weeks instead of 1-2!
I go back in tomorrow to recheck levels. Fingers are crossed that everything is doubling nicely. Congrats to everyone who got their BFP, and lots of fertile thoughts to those still awaiting their own. I am thrilled to be having another bundle, and can't wait to see my son being an older brother!

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP after my very first IUI

I didn’t think IUI would work wonders for us, let alone the first try. I have PCOS and hubby has low count. I took letrozole, gonal f and ovidrel. I started POAS 7-12 dpiui and got evaporation-like lines on day 15-16. Lo and behold, I got my BFP on 17 dpiui and was confirmed by a bloodtest. I couldn’t believe it. The line was faint but it was there. I am now 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and have seen the gestational sac on my scan yesterday. Hoping for a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Baby dust to all. :)

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BFP after 19 months ttc w/ PCOS and blocked tube

Hello soul cysters. Here is my story. I also never thought I would EVER post here. When I was younger, my cycles usually lasted 3-4 months, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter. I always have a good laugh at ladies who say their cycle length "varies so much" and then follow that up with "it's 28-38 days long." Really? I wish that were me :) Anyway, I never even realized anything was wrong. I was uneducated and the doctors never spelled out how much difficulty I'd have becoming pregnant. At some point, I went on hbc (hormonal birth control) and had regular cycles for those five years.

I married DH in July 2013 and stopped hbc in September 2014. I didn't have a period after the withdrawal bleed for 4 months - in January 2015. I saw my obgyn and he ordered an HSG, diagnosed me with PCOS, and prescribed clomid for 3 cycles without any monitoring. The HSG revealed that my left tube was blocked - no fluid was able to get through. I cried all the way home. In the meantime, I'm making special trips to places like Whole Foods for natural remedies like maca root, vitex, and raspberry leaf tea..enough to cost a small fortune. I started using BBT and obviously discovered that I was not ovulating, and if I was, it was super late in the cycle like cd28 or cd36. I had continuous positives on opks that meant nothing as is typical of PCOS. I overanalyzed my BBT charts when there really wasn't any hope in it. I also joined a wonderfully supportive community - Kindara - and connected with other PCOS ladies. In April 2015, I had a consult with a fertility clinic. We didn't begin treatment immediately due to cost. We saved until September 2015 and officially started trying at the clinic. I also began acupuncture for fertility in August 2015. I stopped buying the natural remedies and focused on what my clinic and acupuncturist told me to do.

I went through 3 timed intercourse/femara/ovidrel cycles = BFN. The 3rd femara cycle, all follicles were on my blocked side. I was devastated. Then, we did 2 timed intercourse cycles with gonal f, low dose hcg, and ovidrel = BFN. This brings us to January 2016. During the next cycle, I was forced to take a break because I had too many cysts..fast forward again to February 2016. At this point, DH and I decided we would do 1 or 2 iuis (he had no sperm issue so we had said no to iuis for a while), then take another several month break and save for IVF. We planned to start IVF around September 2016.

But, IUI #1 with follistim, low dose hcg, and ovidrel did the trick!. BFP in March 2016...Beta #1 167; Beta #2 385.
I'm also taking a prenatal, metformin, progesterone, levothyroxin (which I had to start doubling now that I am pregnant). I'm nervous and excited and hoping it's a sticky baby. I NEVER thought it would happen for us. I cried countless times over negative results, and over the stupid, insensitive things people say (I could write a book of these awful things!). Much love to all of you struggling to ttc with pcos and a blocked tube. I remember wanting to hear people say "never give up!" but I would also think...but maybe it won't happen. Just don't give up on your dreams, even if those dreams change over time. Never give up!!

I was on progesterone so my symptoms may all be attributed to that, but I did have some lower back pain, bleeding gums, and different feeling cramps/bloating. Also, I did lose 20-30 lbs over the last year, but am still overweight (thanks pcos). <3

BFP cycle 4 with our first!

Hey! I'm 24, first child, TTC for 4 months! Knowing my diagnoses, I am surprised to be posting at all! I have stage IV endometriosis and PCOS, went through a laparoscopy when I was 20 and a hormonal treatment of Zoladex for 4 months. I was on birth control for 4 years, went off it when I was 21. My doctor advised me not to wait too long to plan our kids. She predicted that it would possibly take another laparoscopy and hormonal treatment before we get a BFP, and we decided that if after a year of TTC there wouldn't be a positive test, we'd go through these procedures.

We began officially trying December 1, 2015. Doctor prescribed me to use folic acid for three months before TTC as to get ready, but I was very bad at remembering to take it. Same happened during TTC. Overall, I was just trying to live a healthy lifestyle amidst full time working and finishing my Master's degree, and keeping my expectations low, knowing the difficulty many women experience conceiving a child when having endo. I asked my doctor about the need to track O with tests, but she said to wait 6 months of TTC by regular BD during the middle of my cycle and told me not to worry, and just track my periods with an app and look for symptoms of O naturally.

My cycles vary a lot, I've had 24 days to 34 days, the median being 27. Now, about our lucky month:

February 28 - March 4: AF
CD 7-8: spotting after AF
CD 9: BD
CD 11: BD
CD 13: BD
CD 15: supposedly had ovulation, as I had cramps. But not sure. BD
CD 16: felt a bit nauseated, my stomach was quite upset. Suddeny it's difficult to zip up my boots. My legs are swollen. Strange.
CD 17: felt as if I had just ran a marathon. Tried to nap during work, was unable to keep my eyes open, although I slept more than my usual 7 hours. Upset stomach and nauseated feeling in the evening. Usually go number 2 once a day, now I'm going 2 - 3 times. Getting annoyingly gassy. I'm happy my colleague is out of town and I can vent the room often (sorry!). Legs still swollen, and are still swollen now after a BFP!
CD 18: I'm feeling beyond exhausted. Absolutely unable to work, although slept 9 hours straight. Have a difficulty just going up the stairs, have to take a break. I'm getting worried, maybe I have a flu or I'm sick? Still gassy and strange digestion.
CD 19: things are getting worse every day. Can't sleep on my tummy anymore, because my breasts suddenly are tender and hurt. I have cramps, as if AF is coming early, but this is WAY too early. And the pain is strange, it doesn't last, it's like a quick, sharp pain, followed by a warm/fluttery feeling in the tummy. BD'd, but then I just fell asleep instantly. Extremely, unbelievably tired. Feeling sensitive, cried because I saw an old man play a trombone in the park. Still gassy and strange digestion.
CD 20-25: Gassy, tender breasts, sudden, sharp cramps, light-headedness.
CD 26: getting annoyed with what I thought to be PMS symptoms, decided to test one day before AF was supposed to come. Absolutely shocked by two positive tests with strong lines! Yay!

I absolutely don't feel pregnant yet, but we're very happy! Hopefully the bean sticks!

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First IUI BFP 10dpo

IUI
First IUI clomid days 5-9 two follicles one at 18mm and one at 17mm cd16 triggered that night 10000 norvel shot hcg and 36 hours later on cd 18 had IUI 25 million sperm post wash and great mobility! progesterone test cd25 was 14.5! also had great lining 10mm

O/4dpo-Symptoms since ovulation. Sore and tender boobs on the sides, dizzy spells, bloated, very tired in afternoon and no energy, white CM and Vivid dreams.
5/6dpo-Cramping and very bloated super sore and tender breasts on sides and nipples very dizzy this morning starting to get tired and hungry
7dpo-More cramping and bloat boobs are more sore and tested out the shot I know I am pregnant also hungry again and more wet down there
8dpo-Very dizzy today and thirsty also boobs hurt worse today esp at night had light cramp and pulling yesterday and today and hungry
More cramping and bloat gassy. Headache and very tired boobs still super sore had to take a nap very tired
9dpo-Boobs still very sore and still hungry got a bit of nausea and dull pressure in uterus all day also when i would get up I would feel a sharp pull and I only had that last time I was pregnant! Very tired In afternoon. Tested 10dpo with FMU and positive!!!
10dpo-very gassy insomnia and dull pressure. Very hungry
Just want all the ladies out there to know it is possible to get pregnant! I've been ttc for 3 years now and have PCOS! Things I did this time was lose 20lbs and all my health tests checked out! Don't lose hope I never did! Hoping this is a sticky bean as I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks a year ago. Praying for healthy pregnancy! Baby dust to you all!

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2 years of trying and crying…..

This has been such a long road I cannot believe I get to post here!!!! I had a tubal reversal in 2014 after having my 5th baby I almost died from a rupture during my csection and so I thought that door was closed even though I had wanted one more……
Fast forward a few years and we started doing foster care and fell in LOVE with our girl she was 7 and a sweetheart after one year she was ripped away we fought and cried but she went back to another family……. So that day was the day I decided to have one more baby and after having the reversal we tried….and tried……and tried……….. and with each month it was a kick in the gut I went on clomid for 6 months no bueno then on letrozol and femoral and from that one round it regulated me (I have PCOS as well pretty severe) well I missed my period back on Feb 27th no positive NOTHING then little by little I would see a faint line on my Clearblue which I thought were evaps I even called the helpline guys I was so positive it was evaps VERY faint but showed up pretty fast….. Well my husband is a PA and happens to have hook ups to do a blood pregnancy test (basically they spin your blood and use the plasma to do the test) and low and behold this morning a BFP blazing blue! and blazing pink!!! Im still in shock really I cried and cried still faint lines on my urine tests but def there I will call my OB on Monday but I am stoked beyond belief….. my husband has heard of this happening and while Im not out of the woods yet I AM finally pregnant
Symptoms
Tingling breasts
nausea especially this last week
a weird metal taste in my mouth if I went to long without eating
My beloved Diet Pepsi started tasting really gross to me
SOOOOOOOOO tired I started napping mid day when I had the chance
Loose stools and then constipation
Bloating
This week my nips have def gotten a bit darker
I also had weird spotting last week it was light light pink and then turned brown

Guys I feel your pain I have been on these boards for 2 years and its so hard to see everyone else get their positives you are all in my prayers and I hope for the best for all of you!!!

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Surprise BFP Already 3 1/2 Months Pregnant with Rainbow Baby!!

This is going to be a long post! We are still in shock that God has answered our prayers to be parents as we decided to stop TTC and trust in his plan for us. As soon as we surrendered to him and trusted in him He gave us our biggest blessing! God is faithful, trust in HIS timing!

Our story begins like most women. We began TTC in September 2014 with the hopes of getting pregnant ASAP. When it didn't happen immediately I tried not to stress too bad. My cycles were very short and by March 2015 I was beginning to think something wasn't right with my body. My dr took some blood work and I was diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels and I was most likely not ovulating on my own. The diagnosis really stung but I had a lot of hope in the 50 mg Clomid she prescribed for us. March 13th I got my period and went in 21 days later for a progesterone check. My progesterone was 37 and we found out April 10th that I was indeed 4 weeks pregnant. We were amazed the Clomid worked the first round. My DH and I were so excited and we told close friends and family. We began to start thinking of what it would be like to have a baby and be parents. The planning had already began!! However, the day of April 24th will forever be etched in my mind as it was the day I began to miscarry our baby at 6 weeks 1 day. It was devastating, and at the time I spent most days being angry and bitter at God for taking away our child. After that I determined I could get pregnant immediately again without God, and after my period returned in June we started the second round of Clomid. BFN. Third round BFN. Fourth round BFN. By October I could feel God was screaming at me to just listen to him but I ignored him once again. I was still trying to work through the grief of loosing my baby and TTC was my outlet to ignore the pain. I wanted to try Femara in October as I was just convinced my body was used to Clomid by now. By this point I wasn't even getting a natural period and had to be induced on Provera. I felt so broken as a woman. And to top it off my DH got a sperm analysis and had only 11 million sperm count. I got my progesterone checked after the first round of Femara and I didn't ovulate. This was rock bottom for me. Why God? Why didn't you want us to be parents? Why us? The pregnancy Facebook announcements seemed so cruel.

Then something hit me like a ton of bricks. I finally let God in and began listening to him. I started to surrender everything to him. All of my own plans for motherhood, my worries, fears, etc. It was not easy at first. He was telling me this entire time to TRUST him and his plan in our lives. He started by canceling our next doctor's appointment scheduled for November 23rd. The receptionist called and told me that I was scheduled on accident for that week and since it was thanksgiving that week they were only seeing OB patients. I could have rescheduled but I knew this was Gods first sign for us. I amazingly got a natural period on November 21st. However, December 9th I started "spotting" for 9 days straight. I was convinced my hormones were messed up from the drugs. I continued to pray for strength and grieved our baby's due date in December. In January we began visiting a church. Every week the preacher would talk about the power of prayer and how important it is to hold on to your faith even when you don't feel like God is listening. We held on tight. This was so hard for me, as I felt like I failed him daily. I STILL wanted to be pregnant! January came and went with no period. The first week of February I took 5 days of Provera I had left and then realized I had momentarily stopped listening to God. I didn't continue with the Provera after I felt God telling me this was not his plan. Usually when I would take Provera I would get my period on day 3 of the pill but when nothing happened I thought it was really odd.

February came and I continued to pray for strength daily and trusted more and more in Gods plan for us. I would tell him daily that even though I would give anything to be pregnant, he's plan is far greater than anything I could understand. Most people are probably wondering why didn't you take a pregnancy test if you weren't getting a period? Some woman can relate to the absolute devastation of seeing a negative pregnant test over and over again, and since I knew what it was like to be pregnant already, I hadn't had any symptoms and therefore no need to test! Lol The Sunday before we found out we were expecting, the preacher at church preached about how he felt God was speaking to someone there. He said God was telling someone that it was going to be the end of their night season and their morning would be coming soon. This gives me chills thinking about this.

Exactly 12 Months of Trying, 1st IUI w/ Femara, Low Count, Success!

Here's my story to help others still in the process. It'll happen, just keep doing what you're doing.

Husband and I both are 31. Got off BC February of last year. Like many others I naively thought we'd conceive right away. In my excitement, I blabbed about it to everyone which later backfired as I kept being asked. Pro tip: Keep it to yourself if you can!

For the first three months off BC I didn't get my period which was very unnerving. Finally got it, after some acupuncture and vitex, and kept trying. Started temping- never got a clear chart. Gave up on temping. Tried ovulation tests which were hit or miss. More acupuncture. More BFNs. Cycles erratic. I exercise regularly, drink infrequently and in moderation, and started taking supplements like bee pollen, spirulina, B12, Vitamin D, baby aspirin. Friends got pregnant by blinking, had babies, talked breastfeeding and whatever, while I carried on living that BFN life.

In November I went to a specialist, was told I have mild PCOS i.e. I don't ovulate every month. Husband's count perfect. Started monitoring. Then December took Clomid which made me crazy and found out made my lining very thin. January Femara, BFN. Then February we decided to go forward with IUI with Femara because why not? Insurance covered it.

Trigger shot the day before then the morning of IUI my husband's count was at 2.9 million which the doctor told us was very low. They did it anyways, offering for us to go for second IUI at their other location an hour away the next day if we wanted to. We decided against it (didn't want to make it more stressful than necessary.) Evening of IUI I had a beer at a friend's birthday and then we had sex that night and again the next afternoon. Doc had me take estradriol to support lining.

Because of the low count I was pretty sure it was a no go this month. On top of that I had practically no symptoms (while other months I was CONVINCED we had conceived because I'd be feeling everything: sore breasts, tingling nipples, bloating, pulling, etc.) All I felt this month was like my period was about to start the entire week before the day it was due and I was PMSy af.

So:
DPO 1-7 nothing but some creamy CM
DPO 8 - very faint blood after sex. Mild cramping.
DPO 9 - Got anxious, took test, BFN. Mild period-like cramping.
DPO 10 - PMS, crabby, barely tinted CM, little watery CM
DPO 12 - PMS, slight sharpness behind bellybutton, wet but no spotting (CD27, day before period due.)
DPO 13 - PMS cramps. Sex, no spotting. Period due.
DPO 14 - Dark blown/black blood, not full flow. Figured it was my period, used tampon. Disappointed, drank a glass of wine with dinner, a beer later on in the evening. Later in the night realized something was up when tampon was practically clear. Hello implantation bleeding?
DPO 15 - Took cheapie wondfo test first AM urine. Couldn't believe I was seeing a second line for the first time ever. BFP! Took two more cheapies later in the day, both positive.
DPO 16 - And another, BFP.
DPO 17 - FRER two lines right away.
DPO 18 - Blood test at doctor's office. Confirmed!

Relieved and hoping the next part goes smoothly. We haven't told anyone yet as we're both still stunned. Also gonna work on the whole keeping it to myself thing for a while until we learn a little more about how this pregnancy is going. But thanks for letting me at least share here, anonymously, with all of you!

I know it's tough and can be a real mind-fuck with each passing month. Just remember you're a person first with interests, good qualities, and other attainable goals and that (hopefully) you and your partner like each other for reasons other than just becoming parents together. Good luck out there.

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