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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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Hypothyroidism, irr cycles & PCOS - 1st BFP ever on 1st Letrozole cycle!!!!!

Hello ladies,

Here is my BABY DANCE STORY:

I am almost 35 years old and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 26. I was on BC from 15 to 33 years of age. As a teenager, I thought I had 14 day cycles, bleeding 1 week out of 2. My 32 year old BF and I have been TTC for a year now. After going off BC, my cycles were long, then I would bleed for a week, then off a week, then bleed for another week... Confusing and discouraging!!! After seeing a fertility doctor who ran tests on both of us, I have an obvious case of PCOS. I am athletic, thin and have always been very active. I actually had 45-90 day cycles, sometimes ovulating, sometimes bleeding instead of ovulating around CD14 until CD21... Then nothing for weeks!!! Luckily, BF has a very good sperm count. I have a good ovarian reserve and no hormonal abnormalities other than my thyroid that has been stable with 50mg of Synthroid daily since my diagnosis 9 years ago. My BF and I are little bunny rabbits so I asked my doctor if we should BD less often, like every 2 days... His reply was, "As often as you want!!" Lol!! Maybe knowing my BFs sperm count was promising, those were the doctor's orders!! So he sent me off with Provera to induce a period after a 35 day cycle and Letrozole 5mg for CDs 3-7 of my cycle...

BAM!!!!! BFP 1st cycle!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

CD3-CD7: Letrozole
CD14-CD21: No ovulation. I was sure it wasn't going to work this 1st cycle. However, I didn't bleed as I often do when I don't ovulate so I forget about the entire thing, wanting to live in the moment as we take off on vacation.
CD23: SURPRISE: OVULATION!!! I haven't ovulated 10 times in my entire life so ovulation is definitely noticeable for me because it is very painful. I know I ovulated from my left ovary.
4DPO: Fatigue, sore breasts, little constipation over the next few days. These are normal luteal phase symptoms for me. Again, I haven't had many luteal phases so I notice the symptoms easily.
8DPO: Sharp stabbing, like one mediocre stab followed by 2 other small stabs on the left side of my abdomen, same place those 3 times, under 5 minutes total duration.
9DPO: I'm sure I won't get pregnant this 1st round but I have a doctor's appointment to renew my thyroid meds so just to be sure I'm not pregnant, I take an HPT with FRER using FMU: BFN.
10DPO: Still tired, sore breasts and occasional constipation but it's all still normal at this stage. However, I wake up with a mild headache at the back of my head, top of the neck, a lot like the very 1st time I ovulated after using BC for 18 years. The headache is mild as it comes and goes throughout the day. Midday, I get dizzy while shopping. This is not usual for me but I hate shopping so I figure I'm just very exhausted.
11DPO: I have AF like cramps. I get AF cramps about 24-36 hours before it starts, so this is about 2-3 days too soon. As the day progresses, these cramps are always there, consistent in mildness but I realize they're not exactly like AF. They're rounder, less aggressive and are constant. AF cramps for me feel tight, they vary in intensity as they come and go. These cramps have been here all day and instead of feeling tight, they feel wide. It's difficult to describe, sorry.
12DPO: We plan on going to the spa today, one of our last days on vacation. Once again, as a precaution, I take an HPT with FRER using FMU. I'm sure it's going to be negative because I can't be lucky enough to get a BFP on my 1st cycle on Letrozole... I'm a "dipper", not big on POAS. As I'm dipping, I'm telling myself, "Just be happy the meds got you ovulating. Be patient, this BFN is part of the process. You'll have a great time at the spa today..." *****BFP***** OMG!!! It's POSITIVE!!! IT'S POSITIVE!!! It's faint, but definitely there!!! I can't believe it!!! I've never seen one in my hand!!! THIS IS IT!!!!! Later that day, I feel dizzy again midday. I end up taking a nap in the afternoon, just too tired.

BABY DUST to all and especially, DON'T EXPECT A BFP.... Have fun!!! Try to see this as a BABY DANCE, not a BABY JOURNEY.

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BFP on CD31

I have been following this page in my journey TTC for 1 year and always dreamed of typing a post like this myself.
I just got my BFP on CD31 (Im guessing about 16DPO)
I am in shock, i have never seen two lines out of the millions of tests I've done.
A little background info: i have PCOS
Round 1 of 50mg Clomid i ovulated but didnt get pregnant
Round 2 50mg i did not ovulate and had a 50 day cycle
Round 3 50mg same as round 2 with 60 day cycle - had to induce AF on both rounds
Round 4 100mg - same thing

My Gynae suggested a laparoscopy, ovarian drilling and a DNC which i had on 17 July 2017. He drilled my ovaries and found & removed mild endometriosis. My tubes were not blocked. I had already started taking Provera to induce AF before the surgery.
AF came on 27 July 2017.
Did 1 round of FEMARA 5mg on days 4-8 seeing as clomid didnt work in the past
Follicle scan on CD9 discovered 1 egg at 13mm and my Gynae said i would ovulate in about 5 days time
I was so sick and tired of temping that i didnt temp this cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
CD 13 - Dull cramps (i guess ovulation about to happen)
CD 15 - had to go to the hospital because i had terrible cramps that i could not even stand straight or walk. They did blood tests to check it was not my appendix and all was clear - so im guessing that was ovulation day. We BD anyway
CD 21 - Headache all day and tired & small twinges in my lower abdomen
CD22-CD31 - Cramping like small twinges on and off everyday and SORE nipples & sides of my boobs.

We BD on CD11, CD12 & CD15

BFN on CD24 and CD27
I tested on CD31 (26 August) because my husband insisted because that night was his 40th birthday party and i was going to drink alcohol - and got my BFP straight away

Ladies i just want to say DON'T GIVE UP!!! It will happen. Explore ALL options and do research. Last but not least: PRAY PRAY PRAY! God is so so good. Tell him what you want and it will happen in HIS time!

I wish you all baby dust and a BFP :-)
xxxx

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BFP 9DPO with PCOS and Femara after 19 Months!!

BFP @ 9dpo on 2nd Cycle of Femara with Donor and At Home IUI!

Previous cycle with Femara was BFN. Progesterone was 22.9

Took Femara 5mg CD2-6
Ovulated on CD12.
ICI at home 3 days before, and day of positive OPK. Laid down for an hour, orgasm each time.

1-6DPO -- Nothing, felt completely fine!
7DPO -- Cramps/bloated like AF.
8DPO -- Cramps/bloated like AF. Tested with squinters on 2 FRERs. Feeling really wet down there.
9DPO -- Cramps/bloated like AF. Boobs are huge. Feeling really wet still. Faint BFP on Walmart First Signal with PM urine (which seems to be better for me).
10DPO -- Same as days before. Another clear, but faint BFP.

After trying for 19 months!!!

BFP after 4yrs TTC, PCOS & 3 cycles Clomid!

I'm in total shock! It's still early days but I'm celebrating each day as it is. I've had one chemical pregnancy before in 2010, and I wouldn't have known if I didn't test early. I've tested early again because I had a feeling. I'm crossing my fingers for a sticky little one!

I haven't ovulated for over four years. We've been trying to conceive for four years with no luck whatsoever.
I started seeing a fertility specialist at the start of the year. I've had two cycles of 50mg Clomid, and no ovulation.
I'm on my third cycle of Clomid, first cycle of 100mg. I ovulated! I had a blood test two days ago. It showed a progesterone level of 26, which my doctor says is fine.
I was excited about ovulating, so despite being only 8dpo yesterday.. I tested with cheapies and got a super faint line. I wasn't sure it was real cause it had no colour and was barely there.
This morning I took a First Response test and got a faint pink line!?!?!
Here is my info that I gathered using the Glow app:

CD16 - I got my first ever Peak symbol on the Clear Blue Dual Hormone Fertlity monitor.
CD17 - OVULATION DAY! Mild headache, indigestion, nausea and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps and backache. Severe constipation.
CD18/1dpo - Mild backache, headache, sore boobs and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps.
CD19/2dpo - Mild backache. Moderate sore boobs and cramps.
CD20/3dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, bloating, fatigue, and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, backache, appetite and cramps.
CD21/4dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, constipation, bloating and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, headache, backache and cramps. I went to hospital on this day because I was in so much backache and cramping pain that I thought I had developed OHSS! I hadn't. An ultrasound showed a corpus luteum! (The leftovers from the ovulated egg, which supplies progesterone to the embryo until the placenta takes over. So, good sign!)
CD22/5dpo - Mild nausea and insomnia. Moderate feeling sick (I had lots of mouth ulcers due to lowered immune system which happens at ovulation and/or early pregnancy), indigestion, fatigue and sore boobs. Severe cramps, constipation, backache, bloating, headache, hot flashes and pelvic pain.
CD23/6dpo - Mild cramps and hot flashes. Moderate headache, bloating and backache. Severe sore boobs and constipation.
CD24/7dpo - Mild pelvic pain, hot flashes, backache, appetite and constipation. Moderate headache. Severe cramps.
CD25/8dpo - Mild pelvic pain, insomnia, headache and constipation. Moderate cramps, appetite and hot flashes. Severe sore boobs.
CD26/9dpo - Mild cramps, bloating, fatigue, headache and pelvic pain. Moderate backache. Severe sore boobs.

I'm hoping for a very sticky baby and a healthy and happy nine months of pregnancy. Please God, give us this blessing.

Notes:
I used Preseed every time we babydanced.
I took Metformin 500mg three times a day, Clomid 100mg from cycle days 2-6, CoQ10, Pre-conception Vitamins, Probiotic, double folic acid dose (800mg), vitamin C and Zinc, and 400mg Myoinositol twice a day.
I kept my feet warm all the time. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I did femoral artery massage, which is what I think helped a lot! Youtube it!
I drank Pomegranate juice around ovulation and for a few days after.
I tried to eat and drink mostly warm food stuffs. Never anything freezing cold. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I inserted my menstrual cup/Moon Cup after sex with hubby, to keep sperm in. Similar to soft cups, but cheaper and reusable.
I lay with my legs up the wall and a pillow under my butt.

Just when we were going to "stop trying"

My history:
30, Skinny PCOS since 7th grade, cycles over 160 days, 1 ruptured ectopic.

I always knew it was going to be hard for me to have a baby. But there's nothing more I wanted in life. My husband and I started trying about 2 years ago. From all the research I was doing, I knew I had to get my cycles regulated before anything would happen. So i started Vitex. I did vitex for six months, I was getting my period closer to 40/50 day cycles, but still no egg. I found a wonderful RE that would check me out whenever I thought I might be ovulating. I had an HSG done, left tube was blocked - from the ectopic. I was hoping there was some miracle and it would open up by itself, but obviously that's not possible. Anyways, fast forward another 6 months, we decided to try Clomid. Worked great the first cycle - one follicle at 22 and one at 24 (both on open right side). Hubby's sperm was good and abundant so we skipped IUI thinking it would naturally happen. Triggered and all that hoopla. Maybe our timing was off - BFN..womp womp, even used Pre-seed
Second round of clomid, one follicle on right, one on left. we figured not to waste money in IUI because of the low chances. Follies were smaller too, BFN
Third and final round of clomid. Hubby and I agreed we would stop any kind of intervention after this go, if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, its not in God's will. We said we'd do the IUI this time with progesterone supplementation, RE agreed

Here are the details of this two week wait:

Day of IUI - argument with hubby about something pointless- thought the stress would count me out, IUI hurt like a B*TCH!!!!
1 DPO/IUI- Nothing significant, moody and bloated from progesterone
2 DPO - Nausea, but this was probably from the progesterone. some boob pain too, but my boobs are always hurting
3 DPO - weird runny nose, continued bloating and nausea
4 DPO - exhausted beyond exhausted, i'm still blaming the progesterone in my head
5 DPO - runny nose, bloating, nausea goes down
6 DPO - Runny nose, and I had a pinch on the lower left of my uterus and it made me scream a little. (I'm thinking that was an implantation pinch)
7 DPO - Nothing except runny nose on an off, fatigue
8 DPO - Same, I'm thinking I'm out because my boobs are fine, no changes in CM from other failed cycles, no nausea
9-11 DPO - Same - absolutely no symptoms that stood out to me that would be different from a PMS cycle (Back pain, fatigue)
12 DPO - Have a gut feeling I should test. I know they say you should wait 14 days after trigger shot because it still might be in your syste, I just wanted to see what a positive test looked like - i tested, put the stick behind me, gave myself a pep talk, turned around and my heart sank. The two lines were there!!!!!! and it was a dark second, so I kinda knew it couldn't be the trigger left over.
13 DPO - Brownish tinged CM - extreme fatigue HCG - 278
14 DPO - Same
15 DPO - HCG 692!

Now I have no symptoms except hunger at almost every hour and fatigue. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no smell aversions, not emotional. I've had more symptoms on BFN cycles! It'll come ladies, it'll come when you least expect it. Trust in God's plan and everything will fall into place when its meant to be.

BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!

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6 years and it's my turn!

Well ladies, I have read so many stories over these last 6 years and thought I would share mine.

I'm 28, DH is 30. We have a 7 year old (almost 8) daughter. We have been trying for a second baby for the last 6 years. Let me tell you, I have had my fair share of tears over these years TTC. I come from a large family and have watched many neice and nephews born over this time. Although I deeply love every single one of my nieces and nephews, I can tell you I had a rollercoaster of emotions each time it was announced to me that someone was pregnant.

Little history with me.....I am overweight and almost exactly a year ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and PCOS. I had a feeling several years ago that I may have PCOS but no doctor that seen me would test me and would tell me that I was just overweight and needed to shed some pounds. I was told I had secondary infertility and losing weight may help. Finally a year ago I seen a new OBGYN and explained my situation to her. I had been trying for years to lose weight and get pregnant. She finally listened to me and did some test. She started me on metformin for the PCOS and referred me to my PCP for dosage change for the diabetes and to regulate my blood sugars. It took less than 6 months to get me at a proper dosage and regulate my blood sugars. She even told me that after my blood sugars were regulated that she would start me on fertility treatments if I chose to do so. I chose not to try the fertility treatments right away since twins run on my side of the family.

Fast foward 6 months later..... I was at the point of debating starting the fertility treatment. However, life smacked us in the face once again and we had to start moving. Long story short, got kicked out of apartment for renovation and now we are currently in the process of buying a house. This not being the ideal time to go through fertily treatment I again decided to wait.

We are in the last 2 weeks at our apartment and in the process of packing. Well, about a week ago I started feeling under the weather. I started feeling pretty fatigue and talked it up to stress and the physical demands of packing. Then several days later I came down with what I thought was the stomach flu. (TMI alert) I was nauseous, fatigued, explosive diarrhea and awful stomach cramps for about 3 days. I couldn't get out of bed with the exception of going to the bathroom. I was on a saltine and powerade diet as it was the only thing I could keep down. On day 2 of this I had remembered reading multiple stories on here where ladies thought they had the flu. I checked my ovuview app that I keep track of my menstual cycles to see where I was and to my surprise I was actually a day late. 2 days later I was able to make it to the store and get a pregnancy test and within 10 seconds it was bright blue with the big + sign.

Since I got my BFP, I have been extremely fatigued, have cramps, sore breast, nausea and a backache. Fatigue is so bad that I have been taking several naps during the day. Cramps are slowly fading. Nausea is on and off throughout the day and I have no appetite. I'm still super early (about 5 weeks) and I'm sure these symptoms will intesify over the next several weeks. I am over the moon with joy and crossing my fingers that this little bean sticks and I can finally tell my daughter that she is finally going to get that baby brother or sister that she has been wanting for years. It has been really hard trying to dry her tears because she wants a sibling when holding back mine for not being able to give it to her.

Thanks everyone for reading my story. Baby dust to all you trying!

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BFP with Femara, PCOS, and Endometriosis

I am so excited to share my news of my BFP!!! I know it is still early but this site has been so helpful for getting through the tww!

Me:28
DH: 35
Cycles: 9

Sorry for the long story! Skip to the end for symptoms.

In October 2015, we decided to start a family and had my Mirena removed. Three days later, I started having terrible back pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After a week with no relief, I went to the ER and had an emergency CT scan which found a tumor that was cutting off my ureter-I went for surgery three days later and they found that it was endometriosis. After a year long battle, I ended up having a serious surgery to remove part of my ureter that was damaged, my appendix, and had a laparoscopy to remove stage 2 Endo. My left ovary was stuck to my side with Endometriosis and my surgeon was amazing and able to save it.

During my surgery, my surgeon suspected that I had PCOS because of the small cysts on my ovaries. We tried for 6 months on my own, but when I realized that I wasn't ovulating every month I went to my OBGYN. He is amazing and recommended me to go to an RE.

My RE sent me for a full panel of bloodwork, which came back fine but he confirmed that my symptoms met PCOS. I was placed on Metformin, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Femara. The first two cycles of Femara I tried 5 mg days 3-7, with no success. This last cycle I was placed on Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8.

Things I did differently this cycle:
Pineapple 1 dpo-5dpo
Pomegranate juice 1 dpo-5dpo
Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8

I used OPKs to confirm ovulation as well as bbt.
We BD everyday (sometimes twice a day) CD 10-16

CD 16- ovulation
CD 17/1 dpo-Loose bms, very frequent bms, cramping, gassy
2 dpo- cramping
3 dpo- none
4 dpo- gassy, skin break out, progesterone check came back at 19.6
5 dpo- cramps, gassy, increased appetite, shooting pain in my breasts
6 dpo- cramps, bloated, gassy, headache, increased appetite, slight nausea
7 dpo- bloated, gassy, headache
8 dpo- cramps, heartburn, bloated, gassy, skin broken out
9 dpo- cramps, heartburn, BFN
10 dpo- heartburn, gassy, increased appetite, skin broken out
11 dpo- bloated, constipated, gassy, headache, BFN
12 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sore nipples, BFN
13 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sorry nipples
14 dpo- sore nipples, BFP!!!!!!!!!

BFP at 5 weeks and 6 days PCOS

Wow! Where do I start lol!!

This BFP wasn't planned and I'm still in shock!

I have pcos so you can imagine what a relief it is but at the same time I know when I ovulate because I control my diet and take nutritional stuff which has helped me lose weight and regulate my periods.. and I was off by a couple days last month.. I've only got back with my ex We was together 7 years ago and we've only been together for a couple of months but everything is mixed emotions atm.

I used to stalk this page when me and my last partner was trying, didn't get pregnant once in that relationship lol, so you can imagine how excited I am to be posting my own BFP story.

Let's get to the symptoms :)

For starters I didn't even know I was pregnant I thought I was just having a funny month but it got to it being 2 weeks late.

I had my usual Pms symptoms except by night sweats I get 3/4 nights before my period starts which never happened and this always happened.

I do normally get metal mouth before O and just before my period but this time the metal mouth was constant.

I stared getting twinges and cramps on my left near ovary and then it made its way to the middle and now it's all over but I only get them about 4 times a day and lasts 1 min.

So today I am 6 weeks and found out yesterday.
2 weeks ago I started to get hungry literally after eating my dinner is was ridiculous but it's calmed a bit now ha!

My emotions have been everywhere my partner is getting the brunt of it poor man.

My boobs have only started to become super sore over this week and my nipples!!

When me and my partner was having sexy time he said to me why is the stuff inside you like glue lol.

Insomnia has become apparent over the PST few nights now.

I can smell a McDonald's from miles away lmao!

I've started to get hot and sweaty over the past few days too.

Sorry everything's not in order, I haven't wrote anything down and I'm literally going off the top of my head..

I'll add more symptoms when I get more haha

Good luck for all of you twoweekwaiters x

Ps.. get a clear blue, those strip cheap tests have hardly any dye in them sometimes... the strip one was taken today xx

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Spotting 6 DPO - 9 DPO

This cycle I took Femara 5mg on CD 3 - 7 and had an ultrasound at 12 that showed a maturing follicle. I used Clearblue OPK and am pretty sure I ovulated on CD 16.
On 1 - 5 DPO - NO symptoms
6 DPO - brown spotting once in the evening
7 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
8 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
9 DPO - few episodes of brown spotting
Everything I had read about implantation spotting was that it only lasted a few hours so I thought with 4 days that I was for sure out. I also always spot on and off the week before my period so this was nothing out of the norm.
10 DPO - no symptoms, no spotting
11 DPO - no symptoms all day, crazy vivid dream that night about having a baby and going back to work
12 DPO - Woke from crazy dream with sore boobs, BFP! in the afternoon

Since we were doing fertility treatment I had this confirmed with blood test at 13 DPO and another serum hcg at 15 DPO. It's still early and I have to do another blood test next week but trying to just enjoy and stay positive :)

I hope this helps anyone that may be experiencing more than a few days of spotting from losing hope for that cycle.

Good luck everyone!

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