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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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3 failed IUI tried IVF- BFP- PCOS

I am 37 years old. Tried on our own for 6 months, added clomid/ ovidrel, 4 more months nothing.
Saw RE.
Found out I have skinny PCOS. I have alway had an issue w/ on time periods.
3 Failed IUIS. I did acupuncture, yoga, castor oil packs... FAILED.

I knew something was wrong. We went for the IVF. Something in my GUT told me to do the genetic testing PGS.

They got 15 eggs, only 6 made it to day 5. So, they tested those 6. 4 were bad!!!! So, I have 2.
I love the genetic testing. I know I am keeping frozen 2 good eggs. We know they are the same sex but, didn't ask the sex.
You only have to put ONE egg in cause you KNOW it is a GOOD EGG/blastocyst

Also, of my 4 that were bad 2 were the "higher" quality ones. So, if I didn't do the PGS I would have put a genetically messed up egg in and most likely miscarried. What they heck would you spend all the $$ for IVF and not know you are putting in a GOOD EGG?!?!

I was always looking for symptoms. To me I didn't have any. The only thing that was different was my boobs were tingly and bigger. I was bloated about 4-5 days after the egg went back in. They did a FROZEN transfer w/ me. Where I wait about 2 cycles for my hyper body to calm down from the meds from the Egg retrieval!

First beta was 450, next 1425! So far so good!!!

I just want to post that if you spend the $ for IVF, spend the extra for the genetic testing. It is an insurance policy so you KNOW you are putting back a good egg. If they took 15 eggs and 2 were good, and we were trying for 1.5 years... no wonder why I wasn't getting pregnant. Add to that stress, timing etc. etc.

SO!! Hang in there ladies!!!! I never thought I would be typing there.
I did acupuncture 2x a week, the day before transfer and day of.
Castor oil packs 4x a week.
Utericalm - taste nasty though
Raspberry leaf tea
Thera Natalpre Natal vitamins (ask doc for coupon code)
Maca Root in my shakes
Pineapple core
baby asprin a day
Metform for the PCOS before dinner
Fertility Yoga DVD
Timing is key some of regiments so google when to do them.

I tested day 9 after transfer and got my BFP

GOOD LUCK and baby dust to ALL!

BFP 21 dpo after 3 years ttc with PCOS & low motility. 1 cycle of clomid.


I have been stalking for about two years now and I never thought I would be sitting here and actually sharing my story. This might be a bit long for some but I hope this can help someone.

Hubby and I are in our middle 20's, how could we possibly tell our friends and family we suffer from infertility? That's not something you can tell everyone even though it would help to have more support. I quit smoking, and by the 2 year mark of ttc I was really sucked into a void of anger, sadness, despair and the feeling of utter uselessness. Booked an appointment with my gynie in September of 2014 for December of 2014. And she started me on Metformin and Pregnitude I'd take 500mg of Metformin in the morning and 1 sachet of Pregnitude in the late afternoon, and this helped tremendously with my symptoms and helped to regulate my cycle, I felt great! But still did not get pregnant after 6 months of being on it, but at least I had a pretty regular cycle.

So I went back to my gynie June of 2015 after a stressful work trip on the opposite side of the country where I hardly had sleep, got the flu twice in a period of 5 weeks! Had an ultrasound done and at least my ovaries were looking a lot better since December 2014. She asked if I'd be willing to try Clomid next, and at this point it was definitely a yes. Carried on with Metformin and Pregnitude as per normal, and lo behold I couldn't use the Clomid yet because my period decided to go haywire after that trip, So AF disappeared from end May to early October! October was another few weeks work trip but thankfully not a stressful one hubby and I went together this time. It was pretty much like a holiday, we got to go to the beach in our free time and were surrounded by the most wonderful people. My cycle came 3 days after arriving, thankfully I packed my Clomid in and I thought to myself it's now or never. Took it everyday at 11 am from CD 5-9 unsupervised (haha), had some side effects though such as lower abdominal cramping, mood swings and headaches. Dtd not digitally monitoring, wasn't completely focusing on ttc much but still keeping an eye out instead of obsessing as I'd always do and rather enjoying ourselves away from the city.

I remember getting a sharp pain in my right ovary on cd 12, for about 2 minutes. I knew this had to have been ovulation cramps! And pretty early might I add, I also noticed a lot of ewcm. The cramps never returned after that night. I started tracking from there.

1- 10 dpo: Felt nothing but a minor side effect still from the Clomid which was mood swings, other than that just my normal self.

11 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, (felt kind of like period cramps).

12 dpo: Shooting pains pulsating up in the morning, and this very odd tickling sensation below my navel in the evening, felt like someone was stroking a feather inside my uterus.

13 dpo: Had a very intense dream this evening, lower abdominal cramps. Started shivering with goosebumps at night even though it's very hot.

14 dpo: Another intense crazy dream, lower abdominal cramps, and shivers with goosebumps at night.

15 dpo: Another totally messed up dream, lower abdominal cramps and shivers with goosebumps at night.

16dpo: Lower abdominal cramps uuugh, shivers with goosebumps ended.

17 dpo: Period like cramps, highly irritable.

18 dpo: Had a dream of pregnancy, and a baby. Period like cramps.

19 dpo: Period like cramps, irritable to no end.

20 dpo: Still cramping, very annoying, feeling hungry.

21 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, boobs starting to hurt and BFP in under 10 seconds!

It took me 3 days to finally come post because I just couldn't believe it! I'm still struggling to believe it happened to me. Thank you for reading my story, and wishing all you ttc'ers good luck and baby dust to you all, don't give up yet. I was going to ttc till December and look into other options because I couldn't handle it anymore. And I got lucky, I just wish I could give you all a big box filled with hope, hugs and compassion. I needed a lot of that with our journey. I also switched to a better multivitamin (Viridian) 2 months ago, and have also been taking an extra high 5 B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate (Viridian) for 2 months where as I used to only take a regular B-Complex, I don't know if that helped, but felt worth mentioning.

BFP with timed intercourse and thin uterine lining after miscarriages and Asherman's Syndrome diagnosis

I've waited almost 5 months to share my BFP story because I wanted to make sure I didn't miscarry again (that happened to me on this site). I am now 6 months pregnant. My goal in sharing this story is to give hope to other people who have had similar experiences with ovulation issues (possible PCOS diagnosis), miscarriage, Asherman's syndrome and multiples.

It's too complicated to give all of the details (yes, I used pre-seed, ovulation predictor kits, every kind of pregnancy test, charted my temperature, etc.), but here's a summary:
November 2013 - started trying to conceive naturally with my husband, but noticed I wasn't getting my period or ovulating
February 2014 - took clomid prescribed by OB
March 2014 - first BFP on first round of clomid
April 2014 - found out that it was a blighted ovum at a 7 week ultrasound and had an uncomplicated D&C at 8 weeks
June 2014 through January 2015 - took clomid 6 more times total, noticed that my periods were extremely light and almost non-existent, complained multiple times to OB about my lack of period, but was told it was not an issue
November 2014 - second BFP which turned out to be a chemical pregnancy (got my non-existent period about a week late)
January 2015 - started seeing an REI for infertility work up, everything looked normal except for my uterine lining; on a sonohysterogram, the REI thought I had a polyp and scheduled a hysteroscopy to remove it
February 2015 - diagnosed with moderate Asherman's Syndrome (aka intrauterine scarring) during the hysteroscopy; cause of Asherman's Syndrome was the D&C from the previous year (this is a rare complication from an early pregnancy D&C)
March 2015 - second hysteroscopy to treat the scarring
April 2015 - third hysteroscopy to check whether more scarring should be removed, was given the green light to try to conceive again after taking estrogen to build up my lining for another month
May 2015 - induced period with progesterone, then used femara (aka letrozole) and follistim and an ovidrel trigger shot to try to conceive through timed intercourse; at the doctor's visit before taking the trigger shot I was told that there was very little chance of getting pregnant that cycle even though I had lots of mature follicles because my uterine lining was only measuring 3.1mm (and 5mm the following day - they made me check again) and that I would likely need another hysteroscopy; we did the trigger shot anyway and had timed intercourse 36 hours later...
June 2015 - third BFP

Details of third BFP:
DPO 7 - breast tenderness
DPO 10 - partial ovarian torsion (very painful), generally did not feel well
DPO 11 (aka DPT 13) - BFP on my 35th birthday, pregnancy line was quite dark
DPO 12 - extremely sore breasts, hurt to shower, this lasted on and off for several weeks
DPO 13 - lots of spotting and cramping (this also lasted on and off for several weeks), serious paranoia about having another chemical pregnancy
DPO 14 - HCG level (from blood test at doctor's office) was 576; upon reflection, this was probably the first indication that there were multiples
DPO 16 - HCG level had more than doubled to 1,317
7 weeks - at the first ultrasound, I discovered there were 3 heartbeats; 2 of them were identical twins that would share a placenta but had separate sacs; I had a pretty significant bleed on and off for about 3 days right after the ultrasound and was again paranoid about miscarriage, but all 3 heartbeats were still there at subsequent doctor's visits
11 weeks - CVS testing of both placentas for genetic issues
13 weeks - multifetal pregnancy reduction of the identical twins based on decision that it would be too risky to carry all of them, I still think about them everyday

Can't wait to meet my baby. Don't give up.

First BFP after 2 years of TTC

In the 2 years we were trying to conceive, I've been on this site many times to read about other people's experiences and it really helped me pick myself up during all those low moments and keep trying. This morning, I finally got the elusive 2nd line! I hope my story can help other people out there struggling with infertility to stay strong and keep fighting on this tough journey.

A bit of background, I'm 30 with PCOS, my husband is 38 with low sperm count. We've been trying to conceive since we got married 2 years ago. During these 2 years, we've had many cycles of disappointment. I had a surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. My husband took many vitamins to improve his count. We tried IUI once and it failed. Finally, we decided to stop wasting time and just go for IVF which had the best chance of working.

Due to my PCOS and high AMH, the doctor was worried that I would get OHSS, so he recommended a Lupron trigger and a freeze all cycle. We ended up with 11 good quality blastocysts all frozen on day 5. I recovered from the egg retrieval quickly and the next month we did FET #1 with 1 blastocyst rated 4AB, this cycle was a BFN. We were very disappointed. The doctor said everything looked good, it just didn't work. He told us to stay positive and that my chance is quite good. Since we didn't do PGD, it was likely just not a normal embryo despite looking great.

We went straight into FET#2 in the following month. Transferred 1 blastocyst again, another 4AB. Here are my symptoms:

Transfer Day - very smooth and painless transfer, no cramping at all afterwards. Went to the bathroom right after, did not lie down at all.
1dp5dt - no cramping, breasts are sore but have been since starting progesterone 6 days ago, very little cm.
2dp5dt - breasts still sore, no cm
3dp5dt - a little cramping, definitely noticeable but not the same as af cramp. Breast still sore. Noticed that cervix is higher when inserting the progesterone suppositories
4dp5dt - no more cramping, watery cm, breasts sore, cervix still high
5dp5dt - stronger cramps (not the same as af, more like muscle spasm below the belly button) for a few hours. Watery cm, breasts sore, cervix still high
6dp5dt - no more cramps, lower back sore, watery cm, started having shooting stabbing pain on the side of breast randomly throughout the day. Cervix high.
7dp5dt - BFP on Wonfo test strip. The second line is lighter than the control line but it is clear and pink, definitely no squinting.

It's still early so I'm cautiously excited. To everyone struggling out there, just know that you are not alone and it CAN happen, truly!

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PCOS, 1st month injectable meds and IUI...BFP!

As much as I have stalked this site, I promised I would post when I had good new! I'm 35, have PCOS/irregular periods/don't ovulate on my own, no other issues besides being overweight 5’6” 197 pounds. Have 2 kids already (ages 12yrs and 14yrs) Tubes are clear, uterine lining is good. Clomid and natural BD'ing did not work for me. Last month, Hubby’s count was good but motility was a little low, so hubby took GNC Men’s Fertility Blend all last month. Dr. also had me on birth control for 3 months to make sure old lining was being shed.

CD 1 Started period.
CD 3 ultrasound/had several premature follies. 1st Menopur Injection and 2x day follicle stimulating pills, also started Metformin
CD 5 2nd Menopur Injection
CD 7 Final Menopur Injection and final day of follicle stimulating pills
CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 mature follicles, one in each ovary at 23mm each. Uterine lining at 10.5 mm thick. Trigger shot 5:30pm! (Novarel 10,000 i.u.)
CD 12 IUI – Hubby’s count was 60 million and motility was good. Later at night around 11pm felt a sharp pinch and cramping on side of right ovary (right side ovulation?) Super bad mood. EWCM in afternoon. Smiley face on OPK!
CD 13 Not as severe pinches and cramping on left side in early morning (left side ovulation?) Counting this as Ovulation Day since pains started last night into this morning. Headache. BD’d late at night with Preseed. EWCM all day
1DPO No more EWCM. Stick CM now
2DPO Ridiculously good mood.
3DPO Grossed out when coworker burped. Super constipated (NEVER happens)
4DPO Gassy, bloated, not AS constipated. Starting feeling stabbing pains and cramping on RIGHT side at night (implantation?)
5DPO Still constipated. Starting feeling stabbing pains and cramping on LEFT side in morning (implantation?) Creamy cm
6DPO Sticky cm, nasal stuffiness, I think I started feeling sensations in my breasts
7DPO Super bad mood again. Watery cm
9DPO BFN internet cheapie
10DPO BFN FRER and internet cheapie. Sore nipples late at night, Creamy cm
11DPO BFN internet cheapie. Did not use FRER. Headache. Super emotional. Sore nipples continue
12DPO BFP!! Had BFN in the morning with internet cheapie. Went to work and was meaner than usual. Breasts finally sore too. Tested with FRER after work and faint BFP!!!! Mad because hubby does not think BFP counts if one line is lighter! UGH! Now the question is.... did Both eggs get fertilized?!

Miracles Come True (Beware: Implantation Bleeding Pics TMI)

Hello Ladies,

Where do I start. Its been a very long two year wait has finally come to an end. Here is m story!! I hope this gives those out there like me some hope!!

Me and my husband have been trying for two very long years. I was stuck in in denial hoping that each month would be my lucky month and that month came only after getting some much needed help. I saw my Infertility Specialist July 2015, where I was diagnosed with moderate to severe PCOS. I had an HSG where I was given a preliminary diagnosis of on blocked ovary on top of my PCOS :(. My hopes went down the drain but I never stopped believing in a miracle. After all tests were completed I was to schedule a follow up visit after three months from my first visit for my proper diagnosis and future treatment plan. I was however given Metformin and I was started at 1500, which helped me stay optimistic after researching success stories. So now I am one week away from my follow up visit, however with a wonderful surprise BFP. To make things extra special is that my last BFP which ended a chemical was from September 2014. I now how my official BFP from conception September 2015 which means I would be Due June 15, 2016. I already have a daughter born June 17, and one from June 28. This is going to make a great debate with choosing the birthday because I will end up having a c-section. Well I hope I did not overwhelm anyone.

My symptoms:
09/29/2015 -1 DPO: BD just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;) 09/29/2015
09/30/2015 Ovulation Day- BD again just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;)
10/01/2015 1 DPO: Prepare for our family trip to Vegas
10/02/2015 2 DPO: Left for Vegas. Super Busy, long drive and getting everyone organized.
10/03/2015 3 DPO: Relaxed, had some drinks, took some naps, ate lots of snacks.
10/04/2015 4 DPO: Relaxed some more and time to come back.
10/05/2015 5 DPO: Super Tired, stayed in bed.
10/06/2015 6 DPO: Woke up with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/07/2015 7 DPO: Woke up again with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/08/2015 8 DPO: Went back to work. No symptoms. Super busy and tired.
10/09/2015 9 DPO: Spotted, and thought it was strange (Possibly Implantation Bleeding - See Picture) so I took a Wondfo OPK and HPT, and a very faint line appeared on the HPT.
10/10/2015 10 DPO: Spotted very lightly, and made the DH buy me FRERs. Took after noon and light BFP!!! DH and thought I was a chemical so I had a drink :(
10/11/2015 11 DPO: No Spotting Bought some DIGI's and also Positive.
10/12/2015 12 DPO: More positive pregnancy tests. No symptoms what so ever.
10/13/2015 13 DPO: Itty bitty, hardly visible spotting so I emailed my Endo, who advised me it is normal and ordered HCG Count, and a follow up in two days HCG count. Went in at lunch, and got an email with my lab results and HCG was 279
10/14/2015 14 DPO: No more spotting. Still worried, and tired. Still no symptoms.
10/15/2015 15 DPO: No spotting, went for follow up HCG count and thank GOD it doubled to 611.
TODAY!!!! I am doing great. I get nausea very seldom, boobs are mildly soar, no cramps, just very mild, and by mild I mean super mild to almost non existent abdominal pressure. I am still a little worried, but I keep testing every day from my Wondfo HPT Pile so I am not spending more money.

My three month follow up with my Endo is coming up so I will have an ultrasound and crossing my fingers I will get to see the baby and its heart beat. I will be 6 weeks 3 days on that day. Good luck to everyone and please don’t loose hope because I almost did but my prayers were answers. I wish you all luck. Also please not that I did research that PCOS increases your chances of not feeling any symptoms. I did not get into detail, but I felt some reassurance for my non-existent symptoms.

How I got my BFP:
BD -1 Ovulation
BD Ovulation Day
Used Pre-Seed and Conceive Plus
Took Metformin for 2 months and a half at 1500 mg a day.

Good Luck Ladies!!

BFP! PCOS, 2nd Femara/Letrozole cycle with Ovidrel Trigger!

JUN 11, 2015 - D&C and Polypectomy (very large polyp)
JUL 07, 2015 - US (routine check due to surgeries)
JUL 16, 2015 - Severe Menorrhagia (for 16 days)
JUL 27, 2015 - US (lining still thick)
JUL 28, 2015 - Progesterone (3 weeks) started to have "normal" period
AUG 23, 2015 - Cycle day 1
AUG 26, 2015 - US, 1st round of Femara/Letrozole (CD 4-8, 5 mg dose)
SEP 04, 2015 - US (1 follicle @ 12 mm, 2 follicles @ 14 mm)
SEP 06, 2015 - US, 1st trigger shot (Ovidrel, one follicle at 20mm)
SEP 07, 2015 - TWW (testing on Sep 21st)
SEP 21, 2015 - BFN
SEP 22, 2015 - Cycle day 1
SEP 24, 2015 - US, 2nd round of Femara/Letrozole (CD 3-7, 5 mg dose)
OCT 04, 2015 - US (1 follicle @ 25 mm) 2nd Ovidrel trigger
OCT 05, 2015 - TWW (testing on Oct 18)
OCT 18, 2015 - BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IUI Miracle

I remember reading month after month about how others were surprised and excited, never thinking it would happen to them... Ditto. I could not be happier to finally say that I received my BFP. Here's my story...

Several years ago I went to the hospital for treatment for an infection. During a routine xray it was discovered that I had a large ovarian mass (think, size of a football and it got bigger) No wonder I kept gaining weight! Since that time, I've had surgery twice and I was also diagnosed with PCOS (with strong insulin resistance). Fast forward several years of fighting my own body and I continue to face infertility.

Finally, letrozole was working and I was ovulating. Check one. Sperm analysis complete with no problems. Check two. Why am I not getting pregnant? I don't know. I will say this... against add odds it just happened. I got my BFP on my first (!!) IUI. I did not use a trigger and OPKs never really worked with me so I was guessing based on months of tracking BBT. Also, I ovulated at least 24 hours after my IUI. I combed over every single bit of info (after the fact) about timing IUI and ovulation. I am here to tell you, it can work in all kinds of situations! Reading obsessively can drive you crazy. My BBT was off this month, plus the timing of the IUI, and I got a cold. I just knew I was out... Not so much. My first BFP came on 12dpo. I'm currently 5 weeks pregnant.

'don't get obsessed with reading into signs and online sites' haha, never!
'stop trying so hard and it'll just happen' - uh, no.
Have faith and keep trying.

Happy Day!

DH and I have been TTC since last year. I had to get a poly removed last Christmas. I also have PCOS, mild but definitely effective in preventing me getting pregnant. On our 2nd round of IUI (first with Follistim) got pregnant in May 2015. Unfortunately this turned out to be an eptopic and I had to undergo three rounds of methotrexate to treat it. My first round of IUI after that started in Sept 2015 with IUI on the 24th. I had three follicles. Three days before the IUI they measured 18mm, 15mm and 13mm.

8DPIUI- tender nipples
9DPIUI - tender nipples, tired
10DPiUI- tender nipples, tired, cramping. BFN.
11DPiUI - cramping continues with some pains in both my sides near the ovaries as if I am about to get AF
12DPO to 14DPO - same as above. Also having hot flashes
15DPIUI - BFP with blood test! HCG is 322.
19DPIUI - HCG 868

Still having some cramping, very mild nausea if I smell uncooked meat and my nipples and not as tender as before. My RE will continue to monitor HCG because of my previous ectopic ... Here's hoping this is my one. Best luck to all of you.


***WARNING*** THIS WILL BE LONG! THIS STORY HAS BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING AND I AM SOOOO GLAD TO FINALLY BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL, PLEASE NOTE. I BELIEVE IN GOD AND THIS TESTIMONY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON MY FAITH IN JESUS!! I hope I can encourage someone that God has a plan for all of us and there is so much beauty in waiting upon him, we just don't always see it when we are in the process! We have been trying for almost 4 years and now have our BFP!

So this is the back story..... I am 32 years old. I just turned 32 on September 23. When I was about 15 years old I began to notice an absence in my periods. I was slightly over weight but nothing too major. No one really seemed concerned and here and there I would get it so I wasn't too worried. I was distracted with being a teenager, and was actually heading down a pretty destructive path of being promiscuous, drinking and doing drugs. When I was 16 I was in a long term relationship up until about 19, we had unprotected sex all the time and I was actually shocked that I never ended up pregnant. THANK GOD! It was an awful relationship! We ended up breaking up.

Anyways at 19 I decide I'm tired of being overweight and I decide to make a lifestyle change, so I start eating right and exercising about 3 x a week. Right away within the first month my periods returned (I was not aware at the time what PCOS was, or that I even had it, and that working out and exercising would work in my favour). So that whole year I drop about 50lbs. At 20 I begin a new relationship with a guy I actually grew up with, to my shock I ended up pregnant (this was 2004) within 3 months of being with him. He was addicted to drugs, bad news all around but I was "in love". I gave birth to my son in 2005 who I just adore and love, I married his dad and we were in the process of divorcing within 6 months. It was a mess and it hurt me deeply for so long.

So fast forward a few more years and I meet my DH, we date for 3 years. I take things extremely slow. We eventually got married! We decided we wanted to start on children straight away as I had a feeling there might be some complications with me. Upon research I started suspecting I had PCOS (I was over weight again and the periods started disappearing, they would never come back unless I ate right and exercised). I ate right, lost a bunch of weight again...We tried for one year and nothing, finally I visited my OB/GYN and we did testing. It was determined that on my end I had PCOS. We were told there was nothing we could do and that we would need intervention with Clomid, Metformin, or IVF if all else failed.

I was very new in my faith and I didn't know what to do. I would pray and cry and ask God over and over again to help me. Oneday my husband and I were at a church function and the pastor who we barely new came upto us and started praying over us. We never told him our situation or anything and when he prayed over us he said God was showing him we were seeking a healing and he said that our prayers would be answered and that they would not be answered by any doctor, any medication, any institution that God himself would answer this request. We still never told the pastor our issue we just believed in the prayer and what God said and went home.
Soon after this I had a dream. I had a dream I was trying to climb this huge mountain. I was struggling and Jesus appeared on the mountain beside me and he said "Take my hand, I will help you across the mountain". I told him if I let Go I will fall and he said no "I will not let you fall take my hand". I didn't know that the mountain at that time was us trying for a child and overcoming it with his help.

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