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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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BFP 12 dpo-pcos and endometriosis

I can't believe I'm actually posting this on here!!! I just posted a few days ago asking if I was pregnant according to my symptoms! I have pcos,insulin resistance and endometriosis. I've been ttc for 10 months. I've done 5 cycles of Femara,and used preseed this ONE time. The FIRST cycle I've used it!!! That stuff is AMAZING. So here are my symptoms:
+opk 1/21/17
BD 15,17,19-22

2dpo-severe lower back pain,headache
3dpo-severe lower back pain,mild cramps,headache
4dpo-mild cramps on left lower abdomen,tired,stuffy/runny nose,sore nipple
5dpo-mild cramps,gassy,emotional
6dpo-back pain,headache,acne on chest & forehead,runny/stuffy nose,tired,occasional mild cramps,emotional- took a test knowing it's too early BFN
7dpo-back pain,sneezing,emotional
8dpo-back pain,headache,gassy,starring
9dpo-starrrrving,back pain,mild cramps,gassy,emotional and I cried. BFN
10-back pain,mild cramps,headache,TIRED-BFN
11dpo-mild cramps,stuffy nose,sore BOOBS-BFN
12dpo-sore boobs,cramps-faint BFP that am. And that afternoon showed pregnant on a digital!

I had NO implantation bleeding and still have had no cm. I had a exploratory lap done Feb 2016 to remove cysts and some endo. Started Femara 2.5 MG in Oct 2016. Was planning to schedule a HSG next month!!!!

BFP after 2.5 years!!

This thread gave me hope and helped me through my two week wait, so I wanted to share my story in hopes it will do the same for others.

It's been a long 2.5 years of TTC for my husband and I... During the first 6 months of trying, I had three chemical pregnancies. My periods had become very irregular and I knew something wasn't right. I eventually went to my obgyn to find out what was going on. After a series of tests, I was told I have PCOS. Since my hormones were imbalanced, I was having irregular cycles as a result and couldn't sustain a pregnancy. My doctor said she could put me on metformin, but I could probably manage it on my own by avoiding toxins, eating a Mediterranean diet and continuing to workout regularly. I was glad to hear this because I do not like taking medications. So I went all in. I cut out every toxin from my home, bought only organic food, and got into a regular workout routine. I was sure this would do the trick. A few months went by, but nothing. My cycles were still irregular, and I just felt off. So I finally caved and went back to the doctor to try the metformin. Almost immediately, my cycles became regular. I was thrilled and knew this would be my ticket to getting my BFP! But after almost a year without one BFP, I began to lose hope. My doctor recommended that I go through a series of blood tests and have an HSG done to make sure there wasn't anything else going on. Everything came back totally normal, which left me even more confused. I wish someone would just tell me what the problem was and how to fix it. But instead, I was told that I have unexplained infertility.

I then heard something about acupuncture helping with infertility, and thought maybe that was a sign. What else did I have to lose at this point? So I went to a local acupuncturist and told him I have unexplained infertility. He told me he would have me pregnant within 3 months. I was so excited and didn't think twice about forking over $200/month for the next 3 months. While I do think acupuncture helped with my overall well being, it did not get me pregnant. When I realized that I exhausted all natural options at this point, I knew it was time to see a fertility doctor.

I decided to go to one of the top ranked clinics in the area and was thrilled to get an appointment right away. Finally some answers! Well, unfortunately, the doctor I saw was not what I had expected. He belittled me and questioned my chemical pregnancies. He reviewed my medical records, told me there was nothing wrong with me and he couldn't do anything to help me. What?? I left in tears. Maybe there was a reason it was so easy to get an appointment with this doctor, and maybe a different doctor there could help me, but I didn't want to find out. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Not long after, a friend of mine recommended that I try a different fertility clinic in the area that she went to and had a successful IVF through 15 years ago. So I did. I even got an appointment with the same doctor she used, although I had a two month wait to see him. That was fine by me if he could help me. The day of my appointment finally came. Wow, what a difference! Upon entering, the staff was so friendly. The nurse I met with began asking me about my past. I told her my experience with the last place I went to. Come to find out, she used to be a nurse there, but wasn't happy so she left to come work here and just got pregnant through the doctor I was about to see! That was reassuring! When I finally met with my doctor, I had never met a more compassionate and caring doctor. He was very optimistic and set up a plan for me that would start with 3 months of timed intercourse using letrozole and ovidrel, if nothing, then 3 months of IUI with letrozole and ovidrel, then IVF if necessary.

Well, the 3 months of timed intercourse didn't work, but after my first IUI, I found out that I am pregnant!!! I am now 5 weeks pregnant and I have to say, other than missing my period, I would never know. With my 3 chemical pregnancies, I had noticeable symptoms right away, so I was sure I was out this month. I wouldn't even take a HPT on CD 28 because I didn't want to be let down. However, when CD 30 arrived, 16 DPO, I finally gave in. I took a test and it changed immediately! I bawled my eyes out. It had been 2 years since I had seen a positive. I had convinced myself that at age 33 now, my eggs must be bad and it wasn't going to happen for me. I went in for a blood test the next morning, and my HCG levels were over 1,000! How do I not have any symptoms? And since I had two dominant follicles, are there two embryos in there?!

So many people told me IUI doesn't work, it's a waste of time and money, you should just go straight to IVF, etc. I was skeptical, but now I can attest that it does work!

A Story of Hope

Like many of you, I had read this blog with the hope of having symptoms that would correspond to a positive pregnancy test. For each cycle, every month, I would be checking my symptoms with the blog posts. Over the years, this site had provided me much encouragement when I needed it the most. I vowed to post my story once I was successful in becoming a momma. In sharing my journey, may you find a story of hope that resonates within you during your personal journey!

My husband and I were married for four years before we started infertility treatment in 2011.  Our case could be classified as unspecified infertility; although, I was diagnosed with PCOS.  We underwent a fresh IVF cycle in 2011, which resulted in an ectopic pregnancy outcome right before Christmas.  I think that first cycle was the hardest one because of all of the medications used for egg retrieval and then transfer.  We were devastated from it and took some time before going back for two frozen transfers in the summer and fall of 2012.  Unfortunately neither of those embryos implanted, but those cycles were less taxing on my body than the original fresh one.  Unsure of why the FET cycles were unsuccessful, my husband and I took a break as to better evaluate our situation.  We even considered surrogacy; however, the investment needed was a little overwhelming financially and emotionally.  By spring of 2013, we were absolutely shocked to learn that we were pregnant naturally.  We were not trying to get pregnant, but it happened and we were thrilled.  We had heard the heartbeat and started to make plans for a baby due in 2014.  At our 12 week appointment, a heartbeat could not be found during ultrasound and the baby measured 9 weeks.  After genetic testing, we learned our baby had Turner's syndrome from paternal chromosome.  This loss was equally as devastating as our first embryo transfer.  It was definitely a low point for us; however, we found that even in the deepest pit, our faith and love grew stronger.  We put our trust in God's plan for us. With hope that a frozen transfer might work after this miscarriage, we transferred two embryos in December 2013.  Again, we were met with the disappointment that neither embryo implanted.  It was shortly after this time that we decided to take another break to try a more integrative and holistic approach to pregnancy.  We started with diet and supplements through a naturopathic practitioner.  Eliminating dairy, gluten, sugar, and processed foods was a start to becoming more healthy.  I lost about 15 pounds through diet and exercise (going from a size 10 to a 6).  Then we started acupuncture and herbs in May 2015 with sessions once a week.  I was temping and tracking my cycle, yet our attempts to get pregnant naturally were not successful.  The acupuncturist was extremely helpful in diagnosing that my uterus needed improvement and my husband had to lower his body heat.  By November 2015, the acupuncturist advised that my uterus was in the best condition possible to try another transfer.  At that same time, I started taking Metformin 500mg once a day, along with Aspirin 81mg daily.  In December 2015, we transferred one embryo and our pregnancy test was scheduled for New Year's Eve.  To be honest, I was nervous about the timing of it all.  Of course, I was hoping that we would be celebrating the best New Year's Eve ever; however, I was also realistic of our history.  It was with great joy that we received a positive phone call on New Year's Eve!  And in August 2016, our daughter was born!  We rejoice in the miracle of her life each and every day.  For anyone who has gone through infertility, miscarriages, and high risk pregnancies, you understand the sweet sorrow that accompanies it.  My husband and I are humbled by friends, family, and strangers that have prayed for us during this journey.  As we get ready to celebrate our first Christmas as a family of three, I want to share our story of hope so that you find encouragement and always believe!

Parents Age: Dad 36, Mom 35 (Embryo age of Dad 30, Mom 31)
FET (Singleton, Day 6 Blast)
Medications: Endometrin, Estrace, Metformin, Aspirin
Notes leading up to transfer date: Baby danced four and six days prior to transfer of embryo, Massage two days prior to transfer, Cold sore developed one day prior to transfer and Valtrex was taken (first cold sore ever).

11 DPO BFP!

Can't believe it really happened! We had a miscarriage back in July and kind of decided to stop trying until this month. I have PCOS with semi- irregular cycles. Lost some weight this month and last and I think that really did make a difference. Home ovulation kits never showed up with a positive day for me so I wasn't even sure I was ovulating but I figured I would try anyway! Totally didn't think it would happen this month because we only BDed 2 times! We used pre-seed and timed BD around when my Ov. calendar app said I was ovulating. Here were my symptoms:

4 DPO - 6 DPO: Literally couldn't stay awake, woke up all three of these days, ate breakfast, took a healthy 4-6 hour nap during the day, got back up to eat dinner and went back to sleep! Just completely exhausted!! Stuffy nose, feels like Im getting sick!

7 DPO: Felt really "wet" down there, got home from work and had loads of CM in my underwear, like way more than normal. REALLY bad stuffy nose, still feels like Im getting sick!

8DPO: Loads of white creamy CM, some cramping, HUGE pimple above my lip!! (This is really abnormal as I normally don't break out at all mid-cycle). Definitely sick, sinus pain for days, sore throat.

9DPO: light twinges directly in my uterus, very unusual for me to have cramping directly in the center instead of left and right. At this point I suspected I might be but last time I tested like 3 times a day and drove myself crazy so this time, I decided to wait until the end of the work week to test. Miserably stuffy nose.

10DPO: Breasts felt really heavy and pulling pains in them. No sore nipples yet. Stuffy nose really really bad.

11DPO: sore nipples, heavy tender breasts, mild cramping, tested with FRER BPF for sure (faint but there!) Stuffiness getting better.

Finally sharing my story

So, I promised myself that if I ever got a BFP I would share my story, so here it goes...

My husband and I have been married for 11 years, together for 16 years. Long story short, I have PCOS and getting pregnant was proving difficult from the beginning. About 10 years ago I had a miscarriage very early on, I was heartbroken, but young and hopeful. I had gotton pregnant on BCP so it was a surprise. After that, we were NTNP for about 10 years!! A few years ago, I got fed up with NTNP and went to a doctor. I was put on metformin to regulate periods, but still nothing. Then in December last year, I was put on Femara (letrozole). I was so hopeful. I was using OPK's and ovualtion was confirmed every month, but still no luck. After 6 cycles with no success, I was referred to a RE by my OB. They had about a month wait. So, I decided to try one last round of Femara while I waited. I was not hopeful at all, just didn't want to waste any time. We bought a new pack of OPK's. It turned out the entire pack of OPK's were defective, so I stopped tracking. I was convinced it was a sign that yet another cycle would not work. We BD'd just for fun and waited to see the RE. At the RE appointment we were given renewed hope that there was help for us! We were told we could get started on IUI as soon as my next cycle started. So I waited and waited for it to start. And waited some more. I was sure my PCOS was rearing its ugly head and my periods had stopped again. But, I reluctantly took a pregnancy test to be sure. I got my BFP!!! I was shocked!!!

The only symptoms I can speak of was that I had ZERO symptoms. I had been doing so much symptom spotting the months before with no results. But I had NONE with my BFP. The only thing I can say is sore boobs, but I have that every month. This time it just didn't go away. I would say try not to drive yourself crazy symptom spotting because it really is so unpredictable.

I have been scared ever since I got that BFP. Afraid at any moment it could all go away. I have had some scares with bleeding and having to get checked out to calm my nerves. But today I am so happy to say I am 13 weeks pregnant and in the second trimester! I finally believe this is actually happening and we will get our precious baby in May. Don't lose hope ladies! I used to roll my eyes and HATE it when people would tell me " Just relax, and don't stress and it will happen" But the month I was convinced it wouldn't happen, and just went with it, I ended up getting my BFP. Figures. This is such a wonderful community and gave me so much comfort during my TTC journey. Good luck and baby dust to you all!

BFP 13 DPO

**i tried a whole year with my first boyfriend. Nothing worked...turned out to be the fibrods blocking my right tube. But i broke up with him. Took a break, the found the love of my life. My King, my meant-to-be, my dear Husband. Allahu akbar!**

28 with 0 children. DH is 34 with children
I have PCOS and am 6 1/2 months healed from open myomectomy to remove 2 large and 1 small tumor on April 21, 2016. Any baby delivery is mandatory c section.

We are in our 2nd cycle TTC. The first month i symptom spotted so much and started to drive myself crazy. This time around....not really. I let it be while still trying to take notice of things like cm and breast tenderness.

O Day- from the left-pain came and went
1 DPO had sex
2 DPO can tell ovulated on left side. minor stings on pain. lots of peeing. so far this is normal.
Tender breasts. feels like the firsy day of menses type of breast pain. ugh. vagina hurts lol
3DPO cteamy cm cervix . Feeling feverish. Body aches. Glob of off white creamy cm on tissue. Like a snot glob.
4DPO fever. Body aches. Low sex drive.
5DPO fever (going dpwn) hmmm i wonder if it was immplantation day. But other that much of the same
6DPO nothing standout but odd taste in mouth. Familiar odd taste.
7DPO -8DPO nothibg to report. Work is intense.
9DPO dreams. saw a baby girl who had my full lips. woke up hella angry. Very real dream.
10DPO -11DPO no recording. Didn't want to drove myself crazy.
12 DPO AF due.. she's a no show
13 DPO 1 day late. Crampy-ish
14DPI 2 Days late. Decides to test. Bought a Clear Blue. Peed on the stick. Positive. Im in the walmart bathroom laughing hysterically because i was expecting a no ... i think? Just...wow! Husband was finishing the purchase and getting food. I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't understand that reaction. Symptoms: back and breast aches. Breast tenderness.very fatigued,. Low sex drive. Watery cm. Cp closed and high.took another clear blue and the line is darker than first...
15DPO currently I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have very tender breasts, hunger is increasing. Low sex drive. ..i think it's due to fatigue.

I am still shocked. My husband is excited. I want a boy and he wants a girl. We are praying for twins as they run on both sides of the family.

I will keep you all posted. I fear miscarriage so im taking drastic measures to self care. Chamomile tea for starters. Praying this little one growing inside me sticks and allows me to feed them good things.

Happy baby making to you all.

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Yay! BFP !!! ROUND 2 clomid

Hello , just wanted to share my story as reading others has kept me motivated with our baby making journey ... LONG POST !! Sorry

Age 36 , previous children now aged 15 & 11 years conceived without problems , now TTC since March 2015 with the love of my life after coming off birth control coil but have PCOS , periods stopped July 2015 and only had 1 since to this date in July 2016 . I live in the UK so until 12 months had passed GP wouldn't investigate and thought just hormones not settling after birth control. Referred to gynaecology had HSG (normal) , blood tests (reversed LH and FSH) , partners sperm analysis all normal , so was told all due to ovulation problems and put on progesterone to induce AF and Clomid 50 mg .

1st cycle clomid 50 mg days 2-6 post induced period with prog, clomid side effects mild hot flashes and light cramps , follicle USS at cd12 1 follicle 10mm :( , OPK positive CD20 with cramps, post OPK had all early pregnancy symptoms under the sun - + heavy cramps from cd 18- cd 26 , however due to partner being unwell during fertile week we didn't manage to BD every other day so I wasn't hopeful on timing , DAY 21 blood test prog 19 .. ... And worst heavy and crampy AF arrived on its own CD32 before even tested... So sad :( but pleased period didn't need inducing which was one positive as I felt this meant my hormones are balancing!

2nd cycle clomid days 2-6 50 mg .... BFP!!! BFP!!!@ Cd31 not sure dpo as no follicle tracking scan , no positive OPK or ovulation cramps so thought I was out . Didn't feel any side effects clomid this month either so assumed not working for me. However had some different symptoms ...

cd14 - cd 29 really sore nipples ( never ever have this ) , started mild and gradually got more and more sensitive/ painful , feet lumpy right behind nipple, then mild pain again to now
Cd 10 BD
Cd14 BD , sore nipples
Cd17 Clear cm BD , sore nipples
Cd 20 Ewcm , BD , sore nipples
Cd 22 white sticky cm , BD, really sore nipples, more energy , difficulty sleeping , feel itchy down below thrush starting ? ,
Cd23,24,25 white sticky cm , really sore nipples, not itchy and no thrush , more energy and waking in the night , skin feels clearer ,
Had bloods taken for progesterone ( thought I would do it cd25 instead in case of later ov)
Cd 26 ... Where are my cramps like last month ? Not even one twinge the whole cycle . Sore nipples and sides of breasts , feel tired, passing urine more and smells strong despite being clear , drinking +++ so thirsty, skin clearer
Cd 27 nothing different than yesterday Cd 28 ? EWCM - BD, headaches , tired
Blood results progesterone gone up = 58 !!! Yes I ovulated ?when, no OPK or cramps .... Weird
Cd 29 white clumpy cm, boobs less sore , 1 X sudden wave of nausea , poas ... Very Faintest ? Evap line within 10mins on 25miu blue test but quite thick no colour , hmmm don't get excited
Cd 30 white clumpy cm, on and off headaches, tired around eyes , nose sniffly, tiny pin prick red spot on cm, hungry+++, urine smells , hot flashes
Poas 1 X 25 MiU test ?faintest line then nearly disappeared , only seen at certain angles , No colour
Poas 1x early 10 MiU test BFN , so gutted but why am I feeling so different ?? Clomid playing tricks?

Cd31 AF due tomorrow , FMU 430 am , is that a BFP? ??????
Within 3 mins could see very very faint line , grey but not blue like control line , hmmm not sure ... But never had consistent Evaps , told partner not to get hopes up but I was slightly excited . Couldn't wait though ! Held 2nd morning pee again 3 hrs ... PREGNANT OMG !!!!! CB digital 1-2 weeks !

So excited never ever thought this would be happening , hope it sticks !! Good luck ladies and don't give up ... I never thought this month would be a BFP! Thankyou Clomid!

BFP CD46 with PCOS!

I literally had given up. My main symptoms were bad gas, nausea, hunger to the point where I need to eat as soon as I feel hungry or else my stomach feels achy and hollow, and my boobs were bigger. I also had cramping, but no period ever came of it.

I decided to break down and test. I have no clue when I could have ovulated as with my PCOS my cycles are all over the place!

BFP after 9 months with longer irregular cycles

I'm 27 and DH is 31. We began TTC at the start of 2016. When I was 17 a pelvic ultrasound showed that my ovaries were enlarged and polycystic and I have many symptoms of PCOS. This is probably why my cycles are irregular. The very first cycle we tried I had EVERY pregnancy symptom in the book but got BFN on 2 occasions and then got a heavy AF with bad cramping. Since then, I tried to control my symptom spotting and not make too much of it.

In August 2016 after a number of cycles and no BFP I made a few changes. I did a free online fertility accupressure class and used what I learned for a few weeks. I also tried my best to avoid high GI foods. Large quantities of sugar and flour had been normal for me up till then. I got a positive OPK on CD 23 and BD on that day and the next day. I was actually sick with the flu at the time.

I noticed a bit of heartburn (not normal for me), a few odd mild cramps and bowel issues. Nothing really obvious. Almost no CM, but I usually have very little. Then I tested with FMU on a easy@Home IC on CD 33 (about 9 DPO) and there was my BFP! But it was really light. Took 2 more easy@Home tests over the next few days. The second test was darker than the first. The third was about the same as the second although a few days had passed and I agonized over why it wasn't darker, but I need not have worried. I am now almost 9 weeks and I've had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat SubhanAllah.

NB. I have been using PreSeed since February.

Suprise BFP after two years of trying

I woke up this morning, and took a pregnancy test and surprise! It was a BFP! I took a FRER just to confirm the Wondfo test.

My husband and I have been trying for two years. I have PCOS and went on Metformin. Went through a few rounds of letrozole and TI. And then got frustrated and stressed out, so I decided we would take the summer "off" from the fertility visits and caring about perfect timing. My last period was end of August and in Early September we took a fun trip to a music festival and then went on another trip for our anniversary. We ate a lot, drank a lot, and relaxed.

I took a pregnancy test when we got home from vacation last week, and it was negative. The only symptom I've had are really sore nipples. So, this morning, I took another one (CD 30) since I'm going on vacation next week again and wanted to see if I should drink. And Voila, BFP!

I cried and laughed and I'm still in shock and disbelief. I haven't told my husband yet. I still can't believe it's happening.

What I did differently this month? "Forgot" about trying to get pregnant (easier said than done). Started taking a liquid D3 supplement and Vitex (although I wasn't very regular with the Vitex).

Symptoms: Heightened sense of smell. Sore boobs/nipples. Breakout on my chin (which could just be from eating crap). Achy muscles.

Prayers for a sticky bean!!

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