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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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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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PCOS, Age 37, 4th round of Femara with Pregnyl injection - 16 dpo BFP!!

Hello everyone. It's 5:00 am and my husband is still asleep, but I had to share this awesome news.
I got married in December, and after a few months of trying naturally, despite absent periods from PCOS, I saw my OB/GYN, who referred me to a local RE. We started with Clomid, which did nothing, then switched to Femara. My doctor originally wanted to stop Femara after 3 rounds but we decided to try another round while I waited to get financial approval for injectible medications ( as our insurance doesn't cover fertility meds.) Amazingly the fourth time was the charm...as I got a bfp yesterday evening and again this morning!!

We did two things different this cycle from the others. First, we BD'd two days prior to the trigger shot, and then every day for four days after the shot, and we also tried Preseed. Since I'm overweight and have all the horrible PCOS symptoms, I thought my CM might be hostile, even though my RE hadn't commented on it. Anyway, I waited to test until my period was due, to avoid what I believed to be the inevitable negative. What an awesome surprise!!

As far as symptoms go, I really didn't have many this cycle. I cramped the day of ovulation, as I normally do after the trigger shot. I had some pulling pains about 3-4 dpo, then just mild cramping on and off until my bfp. Actually, at 15 dpo, when I first tested (so yesterday) I had had medium af like cramps, so I assumed af was on the way. Big surprise. Of course, on 15 dpo is when my nipples started to become sensitive, so I began to let myself hope, just a little bit. But considerin previous months I'd had all kinds of symptoms and always got a bfn, this month was surprisingly free of traditional symptoms.

I want to encourage everyone to not give up. I don't know what will happen next, but I'm excited now, and I want everyone to be encouraged. Don't give up, pray for peace of mind and heart, and don't let yourself get discouraged.

BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

Faint but there BFP

Today is 12dpo and I got my BFP!! I can't believe it. We have been trying since Jan 15 naturally, since July 15 with help. I skipped Clomid and went straight to Femara, but nothing. Finally, we tried injectibles- Gonal F + trigger. My first estrodiol reading after 3 doses of 200 units was only 82, so I'm pretty sure I've never ovulated naturally.

We couldn't go forward with IUI because of hyper stimulation risks, and the dr was concerned over our risk of multiples, but we BDed the day before it was scheduled and the day of multiple times. We actually got a hotel room to make it seem more exciting and less scheduled :)

Since 9dpo I've felt fleeting cramps, just like period cramps. I tested 10dpo and got a stark white BFN, and the tugging feeling got worse. Was sure AF was imminent. So depressed. Tugging sensation 11dpo too, didn't test. Woke up today got my BFP!!!

Older Couple and PCOS

My husband is 51 and I am 37. I was diagnosed PCOS at 13, and have struggled with the side effects my whole life. I suffered with obesity despite dieting most of my 20s. I went off birth control when I was 28 and had a surprise pregnancy the next month. I didnt think I would be able to get pregnant without help, hence the surprise. I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks, and all looked good. Went back at 12 weeks and the babys heartbeat was very slow. They said I would lose baby, and I did. My body didnt recognize it, and had a missed miscarriage. After 45 days of waiting to pass the baby and nothing, I finally demanded some help. They gave me pills that did start the process, but it didnt complete it. 48 hours after I started bleeding, I started to hemorrhage and went to ER for an emergency D & C. Fast forward 6 months, and I felt ready to try again.

I did 2 rounds of Clomid and NOTHING. I was so bummed, as my sister tried for a year with nothing, then did one round of Clomid and bam was pregnant. So, I decided to clean up my diet and work on the weight issue. I went vegan and lost 30 lbs that first month, and then bam found out I got pregnant while I was dieting that month. Happy news!!!! I had found a new dr before I got pregnant, one who knew about PCOS and how challenging it could be. Everyone else wanted to wait until i had 3 mc before doing bloodwork or tests. Not her, she brought me in the moment I got a positive test and checked everything. She discovered my progesterone was low, so she started me on suppositories. They kept checking my blood twice a week (oh joy haha). About 8 weeks or so, my progesterone took a dive. They called me (sitting at my desk at work) to tell me that I was likely losing the baby,. I freaked, and demaned I come in right away for an ultrasound. They agreed, and low and behold my baby was sitting in there just fine. So they took me off suppositories ad switched me to shots every day, for the next 6 weeks. I was still on metformin 1500 a day and kept me there until 12 weeks. I took the shots till 16 weeks. That was rough, but I got through it. Rest of pregnancy was uneventful till 39 weeks, they said my urine protein was beginning to go up a bit, and thhey didnt want to chance pre-eclampsia with my pcos and being overweight. So they scheduled me to be induced. After 16 hours of uneventful labor, no pain, and I was only dialated to 4 and then st there for HOURS, they said he needed to be csection. I threw a fit, as I wanted natural all the way for his sake. They gave me 2 more hours, then said he must come out before he starts to have issues jjust sitting there, so we csectioned.

After birth, I breastfed and lost a LOT of weight that first year. My baby boy ended up being MSPI, which is milk-soy-protein intolerant, so anything that I ate that had those foods made him very sick to his stomach, and he was losing weight. Once I noticed that ne eating certain foods made him worse, we figured it out. So, there wasnt much I could eat that first year, so I lost alot of weight. Through that, I discovered a whole new world. I researched the heck out of food and diet, and learned a lot. I lost the rest of the weight, started going to the gym, and discovered I LOVED working out, and fed off the challenge of it. I became a personal trainer and started bodybuilding. I know, weird story coming from a girl who had been really fat her whole life. I felt something I had never felt before-HEALTHY!!! AND I was so happy to be a better example for my new baby!!!!

I ended up divorcing due to his infidelty when my son was 6 months old (he couldnt handle my new lifestyle). I was single for a LOT of years, dating but never finding the right guy till my new husband. He is older than me, 51 now, and I am 37. So we decided to try for one. I got pregnant the first month we tried. But the hcg levels stopped very early, my beta only got to 15 and then 17 two days later, so I miscarried 5 days after my period was due. It was a painful period with lots of clotting basically. The next two months I had SOOO many symptoms, which I usually dont get much in the tww. I may get a little sore breast in the week before af, but thats it. I was having like every symptom imaginable the 2ww of those 2 months. I would have swore I was super pregnant, but nothing.

BFP at age 38

Hi everyone. I'm 38 and I just got my BFP 2 days ago. For anyone trying to conceive, maybe my story will help. I was told at the age of 24 that I had pcos and endometriosis, so if I ever wanted to have a child, I should do it by 28. I took birth control pills for 10 years and came off of them last November. I didn't think I could get pregnant so we weren't using any protection. And then -bam- pregnant!

My symptoms about 14 dpo were:

Very sore boobs
Thirsty ALL of the time
Exhausted
Kept waking up at 3am every night
Vivid, bizarre dreams

Hope this helps. Don't give up! If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. I used to read these boards all the time. I was THAT person who thought- never me. And here I am. Hang in there!

BFP after IUI 12dpiui!

Hi ladies,
So I too am like so many of you who have been stalking these boards for the past 2 years, praying one day I would have my chance to post.
My story is a bit long, but it may bring hope to some of you so I thought I'd share....
This will be my third pregnancy, my first was in 2009, when I became pregnant for the first time (accidentally...but don't shoot me, I now completely understand how annoying people who get pregnant "accidentally" are) but at the time it was true. At my 14 week ultrasound I was told I would need to go to a neonatologist the next day as my scan was concerning. My baby was diagnosed with bilateral complete occlusions of his urethral valves, which meant he would have kidney damage, and also meant I had no amniotic fluid. Throughout the pregnancy we went for scan after scan, amniocentesis again and again, until we were told there was nothing that could be done, and if our baby survived the pregnancy, he would not survive after birth. He was born Dec 2, and lived for 90 of the best minutes of my life.
Following his loss, his father and I fell apart (there were many issues prior to his birth)
Fast forward 6 years, I am now happily married to the most patient and understanding man in the world and the love of my life. We both had had children previously, he has an beautiful 8 year old daughter and I had my angel baby. The Drs told us there would be no issues and just to "give it time". DH was 35 and I was 34 when we started trying. Fast forward 1 year, we finally convince our family dr to send us to a fertility specialist who tells us I don't ovulate regularly. Not a great surprise when you've been trying for a year already.
The dr put me on clomid and within 4 months I was ovulating! Yeah!!! Except....now, because of the almost year and a half of the stress of trying, DH, now has delayed ejaculation. Soooo, off the fertility clinic for IUI. DH's counts post wash are over 15 million, so we were good to go!
We did our first IUI in feb 2016 and we were ecstatic when we found out it was successful!!!
10 weeks later, while I was at work I started cramping and bleeding, which continued to progress and resulted in a miscarriage. I was devastated. I cried for days, all I've ever wanted was to be a mom and I finally felt like I would be complete. Now, I felt lost again.
The fertility clinic told us we could try again in July, but because of our work schedules, we were sure we'd have to wait until August. Luckily, our work schedules miraculously opened up, and we were able to do another IUI on July 29th
I'm now 12 dpiui and was convinced (I think as a self protection mechanism) that I wasn't pregnant) I thought I'd just take a test and then be able to move on and focus on our next step.
I was in complete shock when the test turned positive pretty quickly! I'm so relieved, so happy, and so terrified!
Ps: I haven't even gotten a chance to tell DH, he's away working right now. Gives me time to plan a great surprise for him!
Anyways ladies, just wanted to give you all hope. It has been an incredibly difficult journey for us. I've gone through hell and back, and yet here I am telling you it's possible. There is always hope.
Symptom wise...not a whole lot to be honest! A little nausea here and there, sore BB's, and intermittently teary and grouchy. 1 day post IUI was probably my biggest what the heck moment, when I could feel like a twisting, fluttering feeling on my left side, it was very obvious and made me stop in my tracks. Also had to wake up to pee in the first few days, and some crazy weird, vivid dreams! I don't know how reliable that is, but it was unusual for me.
Sorry! I know that was really long, but if it helps just one person, then I'm happy!
Baby dust to all of you!!!

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