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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!

We also recommend that you check out the success stories of women with PCOS taking FertilAid. We recommend FertilAid for all trying-to-conceive women, but especially women with PCOS.

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

BFP after 3rd round of IVF - No symptoms

We just got our second hCG results back. On 15 dpo (1/15/16) it was 176. Today is 17 dpo (1/17/16) and it came back at 407!

This is our third BFP in 8 months after 13 years of BPNs. The last two sadly ended in chemical pregnancies. This one feels a little different -in a very good way. I crossing everything I can to keep this baby healthy and growing.

Symptoms - I didn't have any symptoms that couldn't be attributed to progesterone.

9 dpo - I decided to start testing on because I had a ton of tests. I was amazed when my husband said that even he could see a line.
11 dpo (2:00 am) - We went up to the ER for UTI related pain in my kidney. We mentioned that we had just done a transfer so the doctor also did a pregnancy test which was positive. For some reason it felt more official coming from a doctor.
15 dpo - hCG 176
16 dpo - cramping every time I stand up or roll over in my sleep (normal stuff)
17 dpo - hCG 407!

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BFP for the New Year- after 2 years TTC w/ PCOS & early losses

This journey has been so long and so full of grief that it is only with the greatest amount of joy that I can finally share our good news!

Hubby and I have been ttc for almost exactly 2 years now. It took us 8 months and the help of Vitex to get our first bfp which ended just as quickly as it came. It was a chemical pregnancy with a beta of 5. We were really sad but excited it meant we could conceive. We got lucky 2 months later with another bfp. Another chemical.

We then started seeing an RE last January because we were feeling so desperate and wanted answers. It didn't take long for the doctor to discover that I have PCOS. Diagnosis was made on account that I had about 20 follicles on each ovary and irregular cycles ranging from 35-50 days and an off balance LH and FSH ratio.

I started researching online about PCOS and could only really find information about women who struggled with weight and/or insulin. I couldn't relate as I'm 5'5 weighing 120 pounds. I couldn't wrap my head around this diagnosis and moreover, had a really hard time finding any information on success stories. Anything I did find about women like me was that it was harder for us to get pregnant.

We started with the treatment the RE suggested in April of 2015 which was Clomid & trigger shot. We got pregnant the first cycle and guess what?! Another chemical…with a beta of 3. I was devastated. I lost a lot of hope that my body could do this. We did go on to try 3 more cycles, one with an IUI but all were bfn. We were emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. We were done trying treatments at that point.

By late August of 2015 we were talking very seriously about adoption and moved forward in finding an agency. As a last ditch effort and a "why not?" attitude, I asked my RE if I could give Metformin a try. I didn't struggle with insulin issues but everything I read online was very positive about women with PCOS taking this drug regardless of whether they had insulin resisitance. Thankfully he agreed and I started the meds (1700 mg per day). I only had side effects for one day and otherwise did just fine on it.

Fast forward to December 29th when I got a very positive OPK. Between all the family get togethers and what not, it made bd a little tricky but we made it work. We bd every two days, very chill, nothing like we had been doing before when we were actively ttc. At this point, we were going to be submitting our adoption application at the beginning of January when we got back a letter of recommendation from our pastor.

Well, that letter kept getting delayed and by Jan 7th, I was holding my first positive test. It was the earliest I'd ever tested at 9dpo and had a faint line on a wondfro. Told hubby that night but neither of us had our hopes up, we knew what faint lines meant. But in the back of my mind I knew it was early. Tested two days later on an FRER and had the darkest line I'd ever had. Two days later at 13dpo it was as dark as the control and I had nausea and aversion to coffee (my favorite). By 14dpo (yesterday), the RE's office called me with my beta results……218!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had been hoping for anything over 60 but 218, that was the confirmation we needed to hear to believe this was real!! I'll go back tomorrow to make sure those numbers double.

I have so much worry already about this pregnancy but I am holding onto the joy that my body CAN do this and that today, I am pregnant. We prayed a lot during this journey, obviously for a baby at the end of it but mostly that God would keep our hearts from becoming bitter. We never wanted to become blind to all the other things in life that we had to be thankful for. We used our time in "waiting" to draw closer to Him and to each other. If we had to do it over again, we would't change the struggle. The struggle amplified the beauty of this moment, right now.

Main symptoms in the two week wait:
-Sore boobs almost immediately after ovulation. The soreness started in one spot on the front under the nipples and moved to the sides.
-Aversion to coffee. Wave of nausea after drinking it about 8-9dpo
-Slight insomnia which is weird for me because I'm a heavy sleeper who can sleep through anything. Started waking up a lot throughout the night, started 8-9dpo
-Hungry non-stop about 12dpo-now
-Absolutely no cm
-Dog peed on the bed while I was laying in it, very uncharacteristic. Also started protecting me from other dogs

I wish you all the best in your journey. If yours is taking longer than planned, please never lose sight of the goodness in life. If you have a strong desire to be a mom and it doesn't feel like it will ever happen, know that God creates families all the time whether biologically or through adoption. Love is what makes a family.

BFP just in time for Christmas!

Hello ladies! I have been ttc baby #2 for 5 cycles and would stalk this site throughout them all to see if there were any symptoms I was experiencing that was similar to someone with a BFP. It's only right now that I have my BFP to share my symptoms for anyone else who may be looking to compare symptoms just as I was :) I am 32 and was diagnosed with PCOS with my first child. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid and I also took 500 mg of Metformin twice a day. Here were my symptoms:

1-4 DPO- Nothing really noticeable.
5 DPO- Irritable and very fatigued.
6 DPO- Irritable.. like even more short tempered (poor hubby) tired, and starting to experience some headaches throughout the day.
7 DPO - Still irritable, very tired - I am normally not a sleeper throughout the day but I am now barely making it through my work day without feeling like I need several naps. I am having to take naps on my breaks and lunches..headache. No tender boobs and I thought that was weird as with my other cycles I experienced tender boobs by 6 DPO and knew AF was coming.
8 DPO - Exhausted! While sitting at my desk at work I became very dizzy. This definitely has never happened to me with my other cycles! I did not want to stand up from fear of losing my balance because I was just that dizzy. Still experiencing some headaches, and some back twinges but not really painful. Still no tenderness in boobs! Weirdest symptom of all on this day was that all of a sudden I had globs of EWCM!! I only have experienced EWCM during my fertile week, normally on the days just before and day of ovulation so I was extremely confused!
9 DPO- Still experiencing globs of EWCM. No tender/sore boobs yet. Extremely fatigued and still experiencing some dizziness. Some shooting back pains but again, not really painful.
10 DPO- No longer experiencing EWCM. CM is now creamy consistency but there is more than I normally have around this time. Still tired and having some back twinges on and off all day. HUNGRY! Nothing I ate ever made me feel full. I always needed something else to eat on.
11 DPO- Finally starting to feel some tenderness in boobs, just on the sides. Tired, headache throughout the day. Still HUNGRY! AF has not shown up, so I decided to test in the morning if there is still no AF by the time I wake up.
12 DPO- Ofcourse I had a horrible night of sleep! Insomnia in full effect or it could be that my mind was racing just thinking about testing! I finally could no longer take it so at 2:30 am I tested using FRER and got a freakin BFP!!! I freaked out and could not believe my eyes!! Ofcourse, I tested again and again and again this time with some dollar store cheapies I had and all were BFP's too!!

I am now 6 weeks, 5 days pregnant and my symptoms have pretty much stayed the same. We shared the news with my family for Christmas and this was the best present I could have gotten! A few things I did not mention in my DPO's is that I did temp everyday and my basal temp stayed high but I know that the temps can vary from person to person so my high could be lower than someone else's. My temps would run from 98.25-98.45 with a temp dip on 8 DPO in which it was 97.98. It rose the next morning to 98.30 so I took it as that is when implantation was occurring and why I experienced the EWCM. I also checked my CP on and off throughout the whole process. By 9 DPO, my CP was very very high/closed/soft. I used OPK's and I did buy Pre-Seed because I read so many good stories about it but I don't think the Pre-Seed helped me conceive. I used it as directed with my last 4 cycles inserting it internally and nothing happened. For my 5th cycle, I only used it twice and this time I used very little externally and I conceived. Hopefully this all helps someone as much as some of the other posts helped me during my cycles. BABY DUST TO ALL!! :)

I'm convinced!! 12/10/2015

After 3 months, we got our BFP yesterday on CD 26... 7 times!!!! One digital was negative, but every line test I took (First Signal, Equate, and FRER) was positive! We used softcups every other night. My husband and I could not be happier, this is our first baby :) Ready to meet our little peanut in August! Praying everything goes well as I do have mild PCOS. I never thought it would happen this fast, but I have faith that prayers are definitely answered in time. My biggest symptoms right now are just headaches, frequent urination, nipples tenderness and craving Lays wavy potato chips and french onion dip. Is it normal to cramp mildly? Prayers and good luck to all TTC, just have faith!

Finally after a year and half

So being that I have PCOS, I knew it would be difficult to temp, chart and then really get down to the nitty gritty on time. My OB told me that OPK kits don't really work for me due to my Progesterone not doing what it normally should. I thought I would share my symptoms by day.

1-5 DPO-> Not really any symptoms other than my boobs started to become sore.
6 DPO-> Tested (bad girl), I knew it would be too early as implantation doesn't happen until 12-16 DPO but I had the urge. Guess what? BFP with the Dollar General Store Brand. Dark line too. I was told these were super sensitive by my OB. Didn't realize it was THAT sensitive. Still didn't get my hopes up though.
7 DPO-> Another BFP with the Dollar General Brand. That's when I called my doctor for a blood and urine test. I was really feeling any discomfort. Just really tired.
8-12 DPO-Sore Boobs, VERY TIRED, a little Nauseous, acne (which usually doesn't happen before AF), Nipples feel like they're sunburned, very gassy, and bloated.
13 DPO- Tested Negative Blood at Hospital. SO FRUSTRATED. Wanted to test but held out for my missed period.
14 & 15 DPO- Napping all day, Boobs hurt to where I can't even touch them, gassy, very bloated, NO AF.
16 DPO- Tested because I am now 2 days late. BFP on FRER at HEB at 4 PM. I surely thought it wouldn't show because it was diluted. Within 30 seconds it was positive. Took another one 20 minutes later and another BFP and it was DARKER.
17 DPO-> Another BFP at noon with again ANOTHER diluted bladder full of urine. Needless to say I will be going back to the doctor on Monday to get more blood done.

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11 DPO BFP on Digital

I have had pretty much no symptoms this month, which was in stark contrast to the past 2 months where I swore I was pregnant each time, due to all to the "symptoms" I was experiencing. I guess my biggest pregnancy symptom is to have no symptoms at all haha!

Onto the story... I was not going to test until the day my period was due (2 days from now) but I decided to just POAS this morning anyways just to see. I used one of my cheap wondofo tests and immediately SAW A LINE!!! I was NOT expecting that at all. I had one expensive clear blue digital left and I just said screw it, I'm going to test with this and if it doesn't work then oh well I'll invest in more tests later....

The digital said "Pregnant" and I was floored!!!

I am letting myself be excited this time because I spent the first few weeks of my last pregnancy very anxious. That one ended in an early miscarriage at 7 weeks, not caused by the anxiety of course, but the anxiety didn't allow me to enjoy the time at all. I am going to just allow myself to enjoy however long this pregnancy is because it has taken us so long to get here and I don't want to waste another moment being anxious.

What worked for us this month:

Supplements taken daily for (at least) past 3 months:
Vitamin D3 2000 IU
Prenatal MultiVitamin
CoQ10 (ran out of this, so only took for half the month)
Probiotics 144 mg (Bio-Kult)
Magnesium Oil Spray (10-20 spritzes on legs and stomach at night)
Desiccated Grassfed Liver capsules 1500 mg

Practices:
I take my basal body temperate and chart using Fertility Friend app, but I was pretty lax on temping this month and I stopped once I saw I had ovulated
BD everyday or every other day leading up to O date.
Used preseed each time
I laid with my hips elevated for as long as I could, 5-15 mins, post BD
Exercised a lot this month (running, cycling, yoga), which I think helped keep my energy up and anxiety down

BFP after chemical last month

Hello. I'm back. Last month on 10/25/15 I posted my BFP, but it ended in a chemical. This month it's for real! These are my cycle symptoms:

CD 1 Started period.
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5 Started round 2 of meds. 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 6 Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 7 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 8 Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 9 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 10
CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 follicles in left ovary 15mm each. Doc not happy. Menopur shot today.
CD 12
CD 13 Menopur shot today.
CD 14 Ultrasound, follicle in left ovary 21mm, follicle in right ovary 16mm, uterine lining 10mm
CD 15 BD (date night!). Also trigger shot 11pm (convinced I O’d before trigger kicked in) EWCM
1 DPO EWCM
2 DPO IUI #2. 73million post wash. EWCM
3 DPO BD. No EWCM
4 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM
5 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM
6 DPO Watery CM
7 DPO
8 DPO light brown once when I wiped in evening!
9 DPO light brown once when I wiped in morning! Sore nipples at night. Super light BFP on internet cheapie, probably still trigger shot.
10 DPO BFN in the morning. Trigger probably gone. Then super faint BFP at night.
11 DPO Still faint BFP
12 DPO Breasts sore. Didn’t test today.
13 DPO Darker but still light BFP
14 DPO BFP on First Response Digital Gold!
15 DPO
16 DPO BFP confirmed with blood test!

I just want to add that I'm CONVINCED I got pregnant on date night, due to the timing of my symptoms.

Unbelievable!!!

Hi everyone

I'm excited i can now post here! This is a happy story!

Second cycle TTC with POCs and somehow irregular cycles (28-33 days) with periods lasting 2-3 days.

CD1: started taking Angus Castus (1,000 mg x 1 day) plus prenatal vits

CD16: had a surge in LH according to OPK. Stopped taking Angus Castus.

CD16-CD18: had lots of sex!

CD19: had metallic taste in my mouth but deemed it as a consequence of prenatal vits

CD20: same

CD21: weird feeling of hunger without being hungry. Deemed it as prob not having eaten very well in previous days. Had sporadic lower abdomen cramps.

CD22: lower back ache. Thought it was due to standing up for too long. More sporadic cramps. Same feeling of hanger.

CD25: BFP!!!! Couldn't believe my eyes! It says 2-3 weeks from conception, not sure how!!! I got a positive even before I expected my period to be due.

I've since had some weird cramps on my left side which i have had checked in hospital but as its too early they couldnt say much- they did say I ovulated from right ovary though. Fingers crossed everything is ok with the baby!

I've also started to feel a wee pain in nipples and defo peeing more often.

Good luck to all and wish you all conceive fast!! Xx

BFP after chemical last month

Hello. I'm back. Last month on 10/25/15 I posted my BFP, but it ended in a chemical. This month it's for real! These are my cycle symptoms:

CD 1 Started period.
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5 Started round 2 of meds. 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 6 Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 7 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 8 Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 9 1 shot Gonal F. Letrozole pill 2x a day
CD 10
CD 11 Ultrasound. 2 follicles in left ovary 15mm each. Doc not happy. Menopur shot today.
CD 12
CD 13 Menopur shot today.
CD 14 Ultrasound, follicle in left ovary 21mm, follicle in right ovary 16mm, uterine lining 10mm
CD 15 BD (date night!). Also trigger shot 11pm (convinced I O’d before trigger kicked in) EWCM
1 DPO EWCM
2 DPO IUI #2. 73million post wash. EWCM
3 DPO BD. No EWCM
4 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM
5 DPO Secondary Estrogen Surge??? EWCM
6 DPO Watery CM
7 DPO
8 DPO light brown once when I wiped in evening!
9 DPO light brown once when I wiped in morning! Sore nipples at night. Super light BFP on internet cheapie, probably still trigger shot.
10 DPO BFN in the morning. Trigger probably gone. Then super faint BFP at night.
11 DPO Still faint BFP
12 DPO Breasts sore. Didn’t test today.
13 DPO Darker but still light BFP
14 DPO BFP on First Response Digital Gold!
15 DPO
16 DPO BFP confirmed with blood test!

I just want to add that I'm CONVINCED I got pregnant on date night, due to the timing of my symptoms.

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?!?!

SO!!!
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 http://www.amazon.com/Flow-Yoga-Fertility-Womens-Health/dp/B00EZVZKG4
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!

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