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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!

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.

GOD ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS! OUR TESTIMONY

***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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After over 5 years, BFP!!! Baby #2 on the way!

First of all, I have been a stalker of this website for years. Month after month, I would compare my symptoms with others and hope for my own BFP. Finally, I can share my own experiences and I am so greatful and feel very blessed. It took over 18 months to get pregnant with my daughter who is now 6 and a half years old. After about a year of trying, I went to the doctors and then eventually to a fertility specialist. I was diagnosed as having PCOS. During the testing process, I got nervous about one of the tests and walked out of the doctor's office. My husband and I talked about adoption and just came to the realization that pregnancy wasn't going to happen. The next month, I was pregnant! Go figure! After my daughter was born, we tried for a second when she was about a year old. We figured it would take a while, but years passed. I almost went through IVF treatments, but decided against that as well. In all this time, my doctors would say, your TSH is a little high, but not high enough to treat just yet. Finally, I went to an endocrinologist who prescribed me levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I lost a bunch of weight and the first month we tried to get pregnant since then, I got pregnant. I could tell that my cycles were becoming more and more regular, my luteal phase corrected itself (it was short), and fertile CM was changing as well. So here are my symptoms leading up to this BFP:

Night before ovulation: BD!
Ovulation day: Some cramping and stretching from ovulation. Pretty normal for me.
1-3 dpo: Nothing really

4-5 dpo: I was still getting the pulling sensation I get from ovulation. I thought it was strange because I usually only get that right after I ovulate. It's kind of hard to describe, but it's more noticeable when going pee. It's kind of in the ovary area and just feels like tugging or pulling. Skin is oily, breaking out, increased creamy CM.

6-7 dpo: Breasts really sore. They hurt on the bottom and sides, and pretty badly. I thought that was strange since they never really hurt on the bottom. Skin still oily.

7-8 dpo: nausea is beginning... I just have a slightly upset stomach. Oh, I started craving strawberry shakes. That was the same thing I wanted with my daughter...

9 dpo: nausea, indigestion, constipated, I thought for sure I was having my period from the cramping. I had heartburn, and this is the evening that the hot flashes started. Usually, the night before my period starts, I feel really hot. I have come to expect my period the next day when this happens. So with the cramping, and that... I was sure I was out. Breasts not hurting that badly. It comes and goes. Oily skin is kind of clearing up. Dry cm.

10-11 dpo: nausea increasing, hot flashes continue every evening and progressively get worse every day. No CM. Started dry heaving. Cramps have subsided a bit, but still have pulling and pinching sensations. Heartburn as well.

12 dpo: We go on a little road trip and I feel like Im going to puke with all the turns on the road. I grabbed one of my favorite candy bars and after taking a bite, I spit it out. I told my husband it was bad... He said it was just fine. I don't believe him, because it tasted really bad. The same thing happened when I tried to eat a few of my daughter's cheese pringles. I spit them out too! I swore they were bad or expired or something, but they said they tasted perfectly normal. I'm hot, then cold, then I feel like my face is on fire... No PMS, no oily skin. All of this was very strange... lol. I was beginning to suspect I may be pregnant, but I didn't let myself think too much about it. I kept telling myself that it was all in my head and Im just psyching myself out... lol! If you've been TTC as long as I have, you know how hard it is to get your hopes up just to get AF.

13 dpo: All of the same symptoms, also tired. Made my husband get me a strawberry and peach concrete! Oh, this is just like when I was pregnant with my girl! Increased appetite. Oh, I actually threw up that night too.

14 dpo: I have an appointment for laser treatments, and I figured I better take a test just so I can rule it out before my appointment. My husband went to go pick one up while I held in my FMU. OMG, OMG, IT WAS A BFP!!! Dark line that showed up immediately!

I'm nervous because I'm still having some cramping. I just hope and pray that this baby we be healthy and full term. Hang in there if you are reading this. I know the struggle!

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BFP at CD51!

As my username suggests I am honestly in so much shock... I've been a stalker of this website for years but never actually thought I'd see the day I'd be writing a BFP post!! I still feel like im in a dream. We weren't TTC and I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries a few years ago so I'm not sure when I ovulated (I thought I knew and it was right when our protection failed but each day AF didn't show my app kept pushing my O day further and further out to the days we were BDing unprotected. I came off the pill 3 months ago and we weren't using condoms when I was on the pill and since I came off it we haven't been that strict on using them. We moreso weren't using them when I thought I had already O'd (although with PCOS I guess I couldn't really know for sure). I had less symptoms this month but they were all totally unexpected ones.
We BD'd CD's 13, 22, 38, 34 and 35. CD22 was the only one with protection but the protection failed.

CD24 and 25 - I had a small amount of brown/pink spotting in my underwear which was really unusual - my cycles are usually around 33 - 35 days. I thought something was up at this point and was driving myself nuts researching what it had meant for other women.

CD25 and 26 - Lower back ache

CD28 to 31 - Soooooo badly bloated!!! Bloating is really common for me but this was something else. I had to walk out of work and sit in my car for a bit with my stockings pulled away from my stomach because my bloating made them so unbelievably tight!

Around CD40 we BD using protection and afterwards there was a bit of blood on the end of the condom.

Other than that I've had slight AF cramps on and off and Ive been somewhat bloated 24/7 after the extreme bloating but it isn't painful. Oh and I didn't note down when this happened but weeks ago all my tops started feeling too tight in the bust area (Ive been the same bra size ever since I first started wearing bras so the feeling of growing there is definitely a foreign one to me!) but I haven't noticed it anymore recently.

I had BFNs - CD31, D42, CD44

Then had booked in a doctors appointment just to see if I could get some answers on why I still had no AF on CD51, I thought I would find out I had cysts or something... Ive had probably 2 previous AF cycles in the CD50s years ago (Ive been on the pill in the years in between) It was the mid cycle bleeding that made me think this could be different, but after all the stark white BFNs I didn't think it would be pregnancy.
I was shocked when I got my clear as day BFP at the doctors at 6.30pm on CD51!
I haven't had sore BBS or any nausea or anything... nausea kicked in today (CD52) now that I know Im pregnant but I think that's all mind over matter now that I know. I also feel a bit of pressure really low down in my abdomen.
According to the last menstrual period theory I was 7 weeks and 1 day when I got my BFP (yesterday) and Im booked in for an ultrasound on Monday.
Really wanting to buy the pregnancy test that tells you how far along you are but I feel like im too scared to push my luck... like maybe if I test again bub wont be there anymore! Its all still sinking in I think. Its definitely good to be able to talk to you ladies though, my boyfriend wasn't all that thrilled to hear the news (he's 22 and Im 23) and I wont be telling anyone else until the 3 month mark.

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Possible bfp on metformin?

So I've been taking metformin 500mg 2x daily = 1000mg a day, for my pcos ive been taking it for about a month and a half now. Normally I was only getting AF 3 to 4 times a year. Have yet to get a period BUT on 9/23 I had a LOT of EWCM (first time ever!) so we bd'd on the 23rd and the 24th. Assuming I o'd on the 23rd (I don't chart Temps or use opks yet bc I was expecting AF first)
1dpo- EXTREMELY gassy (not my norm) some EWCM bd'd that night again
2dpo- still a little gassy, minor heartburn
3dpo- gassy still, bb's slightly tender on the sides, lower back ache like AF (normally when AF comes I don't get any warning as far as cramps or sore boobs go just a few mood swings. This is why I think it is unusual )
4dpo- back pain, some cramping in lower abdomen, headache
5dpo- today 9/28- I work 12 hr nights and around 4am I was unbelievable nauseated and had a headache again. CM a little watery but not much, and some white lumps in it.

No spotting, have been feeling the cramps and backaches more.on the right side.

So basically if anyone can relate to any of my nonsence thay would be great. :)

Finally a BFP w/PCOS!

Hello! My name is Anna, I'm 23 years old. I was worried that I may never get the elusive "BFP". Since the beginning, my cycle was like clockwork, until I used the depo birth control. At just 18, I experienced significant weight gain, which lead me to consider another form of birth control. I ended up deciding to use condoms as my choice of contraceptive. Since then, my cycle was all over the place, if I even had a period at all. I was later diagnosed with PCOS at just 20 years old. I began taking oral contraceptive in order to regulate my cycle.I met my fiance' 2 years ago, very early in our relationship, we decided to stop the oral contraceptive and begin TTC. After a year and a half, we finally got our BFP on July 9, 2015! We were so excited. Based on my last period, I was told that I was 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Today, I am 16 weeks and 5 days. I spent my whole first trimester in utter terror that my body would not produce the progesterone needed to carry this pregnancy to term. Despite my doubt and worry, I am steadily making my way to the halfway point and we are finally only about a month away from finding out our precious baby's gender. I wanted to share my BFP story because for a year and a half, I was constantly checking this website for signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. Despite everything I had obsessively read, I only really had 2 pregnancy symptoms. I was constipated and was having extreme cramps. I really only took a pregnancy test because I was afraid of an ectopic pregnancy. Much to my surprise, that one small test was everything I had ever dreamed of. I will finally get to be a mom!

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BFP with PCOS and Clomid 50mg

I wanted to write this because I know what a comfort it was to read there was hope when I was ttc and I hope it gives hope to you too (when you're in the mood to hear it, I know there were days I hated reading about other people's success).

My husband and I have been together 16 years, married for 3 years and started ttc last September. I thought I'd get pregnant right away. After 3 months, I got tested and found out I had pcos which was devastating. My sister's both have it, and my eldest sister has been ttc for 10 years with no success. My gp told me to lose weight and wait a year before she would refer me to a specialist. I followed her advice and lost weight but put it all back on (and then some) after a few months. I told her in June I didn't want to wait anymore, I was 32 and time and genetics were against me, but she wouldn't listen. So I got another opinion.

The second gp sent me straight to an ob/gyn who gave me a script for Clomid 50mg. I tried it in July, it didn't work. I tried it again in August and got the 21 day blood test which showed my progesterone level at 0.8 (that's pre-menopause low). I was devastated. I went back to the ob/gyn who said try 100mg then 150mg then we'd do ivf. I took the script but held off from buying Clomid straight away.

See my gut told me I'd ovulated late. So I waited to see what would happen. I started spotting a week after I thought I'd ovulayed and I thought it was my period. I was terribly upset. But then my period didn't come. I was hesitant and hopeful. Next thing I know, it's a few days later and I still hadn't gotten my period.I got excited and took a pregnancy test but accidentally peed all over the test window rendering the test invalid. I thought it was a sign so I waited until it was 2 weeks post what I thought was ovulation.

I woke up at 5.45am and took the test. 1.5 minutes in and the line in the T section appeared. I thought it was the control line. But no there were 2 red lines= pregnant! I couldn't believe it. I woke my husband and we hugged and cried. It had been an emotional 12 months but we finally did it.

Now that I am pregnant, I'm petrified. I'm petrified I'm too overweight, that I'll eat the wrong things, that I'll miscarry.. but I am committed to doing the best I can and I'm excited about every little thing that's happening to me :)

Here are my tips for conceiving with pcos:

1. Stress less. This was a big one for me. I was stressed about dieting, stressed about getting pregnant, stressed about timing sex, stressed about everyone getting pregnant around me. Try go on holiday to conceive if you can. Sometimes you don't know how stressed you actually are until you get away.

2. TMI but try to think of sex as fun again. We got into an awful routine of only having sex in boring positions, putting my legs up after sex, no peeing after sex. Nothing is less sexy (or more likely to end in a UTI). This past month, we had sex when we wanted, timing be damned, and specifically chose positions that weren't really conducive to baby making, ie standing up, cowgirl style, etc. Just to make it fun again.

3. Don't stress about diet. When I gave up my strict diet, my periods returned to a monthly cycle (they were bi-monthly previously) and I think relaxing my diet helped regulate my cycle.

4. Track your CM, cycles and other information. It stressed me out but was really useful to refer to when seeing specialists.

5. You know your body better than anyone. If you're not willing to keep waiting to see a specialist, get a second opinion. My specialist said it was good I came to her when I did. Remember your gp isn't a fertility expert!

All the best everyone x

Bro after miscarriage

My DH and I have been TTC for five years. In March I got my first TTC after a chlomid and ovidrel cycle. Unfortunately it ended at a miscarriage at about 8 weeks. Today I got a BFP at 11dpo!!! Still in shock!

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BFP femara/letrozole PCOS TTC 12 months

I'm not the usual type to do this kind of thing, but this site has been such a resource/support for me over the last 12 months I feel I should add to the info that could hopefully help someone!

We have been trying for 12 months, I have PCOS like my mother and irregular periods, sometimes monthly, sometimes every three or so months.. My usual O date at this time was sitting around day 31-42.. so much waaaaaiting to even ovulate, and as we didn't know when that would happen it could be anytime over 3-4 weeks... so lots of BDing lol. Well was fun for a while, then hard to fit in with a busy life.

After 8 months of trying I went to the local GP and was referred to a specialist. He put me on clomid - which the usual story - heaps of side effects, and didn't move my ovulation any earlier. After two rounds of clomid I had just started taking the third round and was hit with crazy emotional crying side effects... really not like me. I thought f*ck this and called the doctor asking if I could try anything else, just wasn't feeling like we were making ground at all. The specialist was based in a town six hours away so I was really worried next steps would mean time off work, flying, every few days, injections perhaps, $$$.. I also was getting so sick of twice a week blood tests to guess what was going on, as no ultrasound nearby to track follicle growth etc.

Anyway, enter femara/letrozole. And a BFP on first try. Holy wonder drug! And no side effects. Feeling in shock still! Just feeling so relieved SOMETHING worked, you know? You put all this rubbish in your system and it makes you feel shite, and you wouldn't even mind if it worked, so thank the dear lord something did.

I also did some research into PCOS management, and was eating dairy free, sugar free (mostly), cut back gluten, cut back carbs. I'm173cm tall and around 132 pounds, so not overweight or anything, but read that eating like a diabetic can help sort the hormones etc. No idea if that made any difference but hey worth writing in case. Also did upped the exercise a bit to keep the metabolism moving.

Symptoms-wise I felt identical to every other cycle until maybe 11dpo - when felt a bit dizzy and forgetful, and some pinging/cramping around my left hip. Same sore boobs/sore back/cramps etc as all other cycles, and my temps were actually identical to other cycles up until 11dpo. Like literally on my average line on Fertility Friend. My temp dropped at 11dpo (as usual) and I 100% thought I was out. Then 12dpo it went up a little bit, same with 13 and 14dpo, so I tested with digital clearblue 14dpo. Really wanted to see those words. And there they were...

Fingers crossed this is a goer, this is our first time TTC and so hopeful it ends well.

I know you get sick of reading this, but keep your chin up. Trust the doctors, trust your intuition if you think something isn't working. Something will work. My DH and I were joking that if we had to go to IVF we would just invoice the child when it turned 21 for the costs of IVF plus interest :)

Take care of yourselves and I feel your tears of frustration. Believe xxx

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Happy We didn't give up!

Last month, I wrote a blog post asking for some advice - I was so torn as my husband and I had to come to the point where we needed to try something more or do nothing at all. The advice and support for the others on this site encouraged me to keep going when I felt so alone and didn't want to anymore. I am so happy that I did because we tried the sperm wash(IUI) with Letrozole, a trigger and progesterone and got a confirmed by blood work BFP yesterday!!! I am still in complete shock and both my husband and I are so happy, we are still slightly timid about getting overly excited just yet until we have the second blood work done this week and an ultrasound in a couple of weeks, as I lost a baby in April this year at 5 weeks. I am currently 4 weeks and feeling a lot different than the last, my morning sickness has already kicked in and woke me in the middle of the night yesterday! Who would have thought I'd be so happy to feel so crappy? Feeling lots of tenderness and light cramping which my nurse said was normal. I am just so thrilled to be here, it seemed like this day would never come. Now I am just waiting to be able to share the good news with our family and friends, I just couldn't be happier. I hope all of the ladies on this site, have happy and healthy pregnancies; and those still in the midst of trying - if I could offer you the same advice I got - don't give up. I will be praying and thinking of you all! Good Luck. :)

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