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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!!!!!

I can't believe it! Got a bfp this morning!! (It's still only 5.52 am!! Haha!). Have been testing since 9dpo and nothing. Today is 15dpo and af is 1-2 days late. I thought I was out this month - yesterday was feeling def symptoms of af but it usually comes at night and nothing so I decided to test again. I can't believe it!! I know this is going to make some people hate me but this is our first month of trying and we actually only did it once around ovulation so I'm kind of in shock. I have been having def symptoms though really since about 3-4 dpo. 3-6dpo felt a bit nauseous and had tingling bbs. Also really thirsty. Some bleeding gums. 7dpo sudden bout of terrible diarrhoea in the night. Felt suddenly sick then too and wondered if I might pass out. 8dpo felt sudden sharp twinge in uterus.also picked up a bit of a cold and completely lost my voice plus sores on my tongue appeared. Incredibley tired. 9-11dpo really hungry. Some nausea but not all the time. More bleeding gums. Bfn 8-13dpo more nausea and tingling, prickly bbs. Bfn 14dpo lower abdomen cramps like af coming. Bfn 15dpo bfp!!! Nausea So don't give up on your bfp ladies!! With my other children I got early bfps so was expecting the same for this one so thought I must be out when I got to 15dpo. I'm going to be 40 in Nov so was expecting things to be trickier this time (had dd#3 when I was 35). Obviously I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is ok but just can't believe it worked!!!! Thank you to all the earlier posters who kept me going through the tww xxxx
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BFP after 2 years of trying!

I have PCOS, and man was it a roller coaster trying to get pregnant. This month, I'll tell you everything we changed, we changed a lot of things, so not sure which one exactly helped us. Here it goes My husband quit smoking 3 months ago. This month, he had given up alcohol for lent and I'd given up sweets. (no processed sugar) We used the last of our pre-seed I drank red raspberry leaf tea every day this month We've been consistently exercising the past 2 months, and I have lost nearly 20 lbs. We have sex EVERY day after my period ended. Every day. That way, we wouldn't miss ovulation. Now for symptoms. During Ovulation, I had intense sex drive. I wanted to hump my hubby all day lol sorry TMI, usual ovulation cramps, and some sore boobs that only lasted 2 days. 1-9 DPO nothing really a little backache, occasionally, but that's normal for me, so I ignored it. The thing that stood out during this time was insanely vivid dreams, not about being pregnant, just in general. 10 DPO, I noticed that my CM wasn't drying up like normal, and that it was kind of a creamy watery mix, and there was a lot of it (this continues today). I also experienced a kind of flushing of my face on and off for the next few days. Little insomnia. Spotting, though AF was on the way, but then nothing for the rest of the day or subsequent days. 11 DPO My breasts started to feel full, again not unusual, no pain just full, and I was exhausted. I was tentative to say this was a symptom, because we've had some long days while moving, but man was I pooped. Fullness in my lower abdomen like I've never really felt. It was almost like it was full and firmer than the rest of my tummy. 12 DPO I was so tired again, incredibly thirsty. I couldn't get enough water which is strange because I keep pretty well hydrated, I had a backache, dizziness in the afternoon, and my boobs were sore. I also noticed my actual nipples seemed to be a little wider and more perky than usual. 13 DPO, I finally took a test middle of the day with no hold, and I got a positive immediately! So excited to tell hubby!

PCOS, Clomid, IUI * no injectables

Quick back story: I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18. I have always watched my weight, ate healthy and worked out! I am not a tooth pick by any means but 5'6 and 146 lbs. I had my son two years ago, he's a clomid baby and an iui was not needed. After my son I went back to working out, eating healthy and began to ovulate on my own! YAY! My husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year and it put a halt on our family planning. After being put on a wait list for the fertility clinic we waited a long 8 months before getting the first appt to come in! (We are unable to conceive on our own due to chemotherapy, we must wait a minimum of 18 months before his little friends are safe) SO he froze some for me before the treatment and here we are... P.S. my husband is now in remission. Alright, so fast track forward to February, I got AF on Feb 15/17. Clomid was taken day 3-7 during this cycle and I caught the LH surge on March 2nd, went in the next day for IUI March 3rd (CD 18) This was my first ever IUI! Symptoms! Day 0 - right ovary in pain, lower back ache! Day of IUI! 1 dpo - bloated, immediately apparently a side effect of clomid? Ovary pain gone so I assume the egg is out! 2 - 3 dpo - bloated 4 dpo - implantation I believe, two sharp pricks in the uterus a feeling of an egg being burrowed in. 5 dpo - bloating, bouts of nausea, head ache. Seriously gassy, I could clear a room 6 dpo - tested with a dollar store cheapie, why?!? Waaaaay to early totally a BFN no nausea today but a head ache, bloated, gassy.. I could knock someone out. 7 dpo - bloated, gassy, head ache, low back sore, nausea, hungry, tired ,right nipple is sore but I'm chalking it up to me feeling them up looking for soreness haha. 8 - 9 dpo - same as above but breasts are rediculously sore, I said to my husband "I don't even need to test, I'm pregnant" 10 dpo - 6am tested with a FRER and FMU BFP!!!!!!!! Its a squinter but its totally there. No nausea today but I'm still bloated and my boobs are sore sore sore. Tired and hungry! I also ate a toasted tomato, turkey, lettuce and cheese sandwich every day with a pickle on the side... May or may not be a symptom. I wanted to post this on here because you can seriously get symptoms early! I had no idea.. I actually brushed a lot of of it off as clomid side effects (although I have taken it before) but the nausea was a give away. Baby dust to all!!!

BFP 9 dpo 1st Round of Clomid

Hi All! I can't believe I am finally writing this. My husband and I have been TTC for over a year. My periods were pretty much non-existent other than occasional spotting, so I knew my chances were pretty much 0. 6 months ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. I am 5,4", 135 pounds, no insulin resistance, so not your typical PCOS. I was shocked. I was put on Progesterone cycle days 14-28 to induce periods, and she said it may throw me into a cycle. Several months ago I got a positive OPK and was so excited but my progesterone came back at 5 and I was told I did not ovulate. Last month, after TTC 1 year, I was put on clomid 50 my. I got a positive OPK on day 18 and my progesterone came back at 17.5! We BD'd almost every day the week and a half before I ended up ovulating and the day I ovulated. We also used pre-seed because I don't have a lot of CM. I was sure I wouldn't get pregnant the first month, although it was hard not to symptom spot. I also temped. My bbt dropped on day 18 and spiked after that. I had a dip in my bbt around 5 dpo and got my faint but positive BFP on first response on 9 dpo (on our first day of vacation with my family). My symptoms: -DPO 1-8: sore nipples from the time I ovulated, but this was most likely from ovulation because it faded away when I got my BFP. -9 DPO morning: told my sister I thought I was out this month. Very little symptoms and didn't "feel" pregnant. -9 DPO afternoon: weird twinges/cramping in my uterus. Wanted to drink a beer on the beach but had this feeling I should test first. Tested in the middle of the day with only a 1 hour hold and got my BFP! I was in shock! 10 DPO - now: AF-like cramping comes and goes. My OB says it's totally normal. 13 DPO: some light pink/red spotting when I wiped but it went away the next day. Could have been do to intercourse. 17 DPO: BETA 378 :) 5 weeks pregnant: my breasts became very full and super tender. It hurts to even walk down the stairs. I am now 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Still crampy occasionally and sharp jolts to my pubis. I am so happy. Hang in there ladies. I know it feels like it will never happen, and my heart goes out to everyone who struggles with infertility. I know many have a harder road than myself. Baby dust to all. Fingers crossed that I will have an uneventful 9 months!

BFP at DPO 19 2nd round of clomid 100mg

I've been stalking this board for months and I'm excited to finally share my BFP story. I went off birth control in June of 2016 and experienced extremely irregular periods- after a 56 day and a 62 day cycle, I saw my doctor and he referred me to a an OB/GYN with fertility experience. Upon further inspection, it was clear that my ovulation had perhaps never been normal- and he suggested I try Clomid. I was relieved to finally have a way to get back on track with TTC.... and sure enough, after one cycle of 50mg days 3-5 I got that illusive solid smiley face on CD18. We BD'd at all the right times, and I experienced every symptom in the book before getting a negative pregnancy test two weeks later. I was sad but at least happy I had ovulated. The next cycle I took 100mg of Clomid on days 2-6, partially by mistake with the increased dose (the pharmacy automatically increased my dose by 50mg every month, and I followed the instructions without thinking much about it... oops....) and I am pretty sure I ovulated from BOTH ovaries on CD21. We BD'd on CD17, 19, 21, 22 and 23. Here we go with a day by day report: 1 DPO: Brownish spotting, didn't have this last cycle. Learned it must be ovulation spotting 2-3 DPO: some pink spotting but not sure if it was from just constantly looking for spotting and causing some irritation or what. I think it was self-inflicted. 3-6 DPO: HOT constantly. I complained enough at work that someone on my team asked me if she wanted her to buy me a fan. Lol. Another oops. VIVID dreams. Like crazy vivid. Pelvic pain on both sides, feeling like eggs were moving down both fallopian tubes (call me crazy, but clomid ovulation is like a freight train...) 6-10 DPO: same, felt like I was sneezing more, gums felt sore here and there, more dreams, some cramping in my uterine area. It felt like the first day of my period- that heavy, achey feeling. A few sharp pains around my uterus and some ovary pains. Random sharp pains but not bad sharp, just noticeable. 10-14 DPO: boobs started to hurt. At first just nipples, then a bit on the sides. CM started to pick up- enough that I kept thinking it was my period. Paranoia setting in. Frantically looking for implantation bleeding! Lol, silly I know! 14-19 DPO: Go on a trip that included a wedding. Slept on every flight, in every car ride, and the moment my head hit the bed. Resisting the urge to test because I couldn't face a BFN. But the ridiculous exhaustion should have tipped me off! This might be TMI, but I have violent stomach problems on 15 DPO :) It ended after half a day, so who knows what it was... but man, that sucked. Boobs got more sore every day, started to feel achey when I took a morning run. Getting more tired. Peeing CONSTANTLY. Like every 45 minutes. Finally, this morning using FMU, on 19DPO with ragingly obvious symptoms, I got the most positive tests I could imagine. Woke up my husband at 8am still shaking from the excitement of seeing the second line show up. Took another test later in the day (the one with the cross result)- and got a strong positive after maybe holding my pee for 30 minutes. So yeah, I'm knocked up! This is a first child for us and we are so excited to be another Clomid success story. Now praying for sticky baby dust!

1st clomid cycle 11 dpo BFP!

Me and the hubby have been together for 9 years this year and have been trying to conceive off and on for about 4 years with no success. We literally tried everything you could think of or read of online... I decided to go see an infertility specialist in January of this year and we did a bunch of testing from blood work to HSG, everything came back normal. My doctor was talking about doing an IUI for my first cycle with them but it wouldn't be until march that we would do that due to the time it would take to do the testing. I asked if I could try clomid this first cycle and it worked! 50 mg days 3-7, I ovulated 4 days after my HSG test which may have helped! I got my positive ovulation test on CD 16, we inserted the swimmers using a softcup CD 14,15 and 16... sounds crazy but after so long of trying sometimes your just tired... which I was lol. Anyways he would go in the cup and I would insert and leave in for about 30 minutes on CD 14,15 however on CD 16 he has a little bit more volume so I decided to put some I. A syringe and slower release it in me then put the remaining that was in the softcup inside of me. I honestly had no real symptoms that were different from every other month, I felt dull pains on 6 dpo that I thought might just be in my head because I was symptom spotting, I was tired but just thought it was from work and eating bad, nipples were sore starting 8dpo but this always happens after o until af. 9 dpo I felt nauseous at night but attributed it to me eating 3 ice creams (whoops!) then 11 dpo I decided to test using target brand blue dye with second day urine at 12pm and got a very faint line which you can see in the picture... I still wasn't convinced so I bought cvs brand digital with now 3rd day urine that I basically pushed out 30 minutes after the 1st test and it came up pregnant! I'm shocked!! Going to blood work tomorrow wish me luck! Good luck ladies!!

BFP after 4 years ttc

I really can't believe I'm here writing this, I've visited this site so many times looking at symptoms, hoping one day I'd be able to write my story. I'm 36 and have been ttc for 3 years 11 months, I have polycystic ovaries and hubby has a few issues too. I started ttc April 2013 after having the implant removed. Yesterday I finally saw those magical 2 lines we all dream about. I stopped buying pregnancy tests, I got fed up of seeing one line, refused to test until after i was late but something felt different this time. I don't have much in the way of symptoms but the few I have had have been strong. So here we go..... 26.1.17... af arrived 12.2.17... cd18, no sign of ovulation, dtd then bang, half hour later I felt my little egg pop 18.2.17... 6dpo, I had a very sharp pain in my left side, it lasted approx half hour. Didn't think too much of it at the time but I remember it pulling and being sharp. 22.2.17... 10dpo, woke feeling full of a cold, snotty and bunged up, I wasn't ill with it and as the day went on I put it down to hayfever as I usually start with it this time of year. Antihistamines didn't touch it either and that was strange. 23.2.17... 11dpo. Again I felt bunged up all day but not as bad as the previous day. I had what felt like ovulation pains on and off all day, unusual for me, I don't get pre-af pains, they only kick in when she's already arrived. They were pretty strong too, had me grasping my tummy a few times. I also store my phone in my bra but everytime I put it in my boob felt tender to the touch. That night taking of my bra was awful, my boobs were tender to the touch and so achey, this was the first time I thought there may be a possibility I was pregnant. 24.2.17... BFP!!! 12dpo, I had no pregnancy tests in and had one opk left. I decided to do my opk and it was about half way to positive, I've never had a dark opk before af. I went shopping after lunch and bought a cheap pack of asda tests. I took the test and I saw a faint but definite line appear within a couple of minutes. I couldn't believe my eyes. I saved my sample and rushed out and bought a frer and cb digi. As soon as I got home I ripped open the frer, dipped and in less than a minute there was a pink line, again I ripped open the digi and it seemed like a lifetime it was flashing then up popped PREGNANT 1-2. my nose has cleared a bit but my boobs still ache and had af cramps on and off 25.2.17... BFP. I had to retest so did my other frer, the line is much darker than yesterday and it's only been 12 hours. I'm now sat here writing this and have ov type pains again in my right side and feel a bit sicky but not sure if that's all in my mind haha. Good luck to anyone ttc, don't lose hope, I nearly did but now I'm expecting a new baby in time for christmas!!

BFP success story with IUI and PCOS (some advice on what REALLY works included)

I am currently in my 9th week and have been on various forums for years waiting to write my own story. This journey taught me a lot about myself and taught me not compare myself to others because we all have individual needs and challenges. I am 31 and have had PCOS since the age of 13. I am not overweight but have always been careful about what I eat as can easily put on weight while my friends could stuff their face with no consequences. I also hardly had periods on my own - had to take birth control hormones to bring my cycle for years. Wish I never did as once you are ready to conceive your body has been messed up by pills and depleted you of certain vitamins. Takes a while to get back to normal. I have been trying to conceive since the age of 28. I had two failed pregnancies : at the age of 29 - miscarried at 5 weeks (conceived naturally) at the age of 30 - ectopic pregnancy after IUI (no tubes were lost due to methotrexate working for me) In total I had 3 IUIs and the last one worked! YAY! 12/26/16 1st day period 12/28/16-1/1/17 femara 01/06 hcg shot 250 01/07 and 01/08: two days of IUU (42 mln sperm) and 01/08 (23 mln sperm) 01/17 BFP!! faint positive 01/19 BFP!! bright positive 01/20 BFP!! confirmed positive blood test HCG 126 01/24 HCg 965 01/26 HCg 2299 ADVICE FOR WOMEN WITH PCOS: I finally got pregnant and attribute it to really CLEANING what I eat and what my husbands eats. I have cut out ALL processed foods, ALL processed Sugar, started juicing every day (mainly 80% veggies, 20% fruit) juices, mostly GREEN (incl kale, spinach, ginger, cucumber, celery, green apple etc). Started eating a clean diet: vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, meat, chicken, high protein grains like quinoa, buckwheat. We both started taking high quality supplements such as Coast Science PCOS and Coast Science Male Fertility supplement, and some others like Vitamin D, COQ10. Also I went to a well known fertility clinic from the beginning and followed the recommendations of the doctor who was very precise and methodical. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THERE IS NO EASY FIX WHEN YOU HAVE PCOS BUT YOU NEED TO COMMIT YOURSELF TO LIFESTYLES AND DIET CHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS. IT TOOK ME MONTHS TO REALLY TO DETOX AND FOR MY BODY TO FINALLY CONCEIVE. Also Green Juicing Brought my period back after about a month of juicing! If you regulate your cycles, and clean your diet your body will be in a much better position to conceive and most importantly KEEP the baby. Wishing everyone success in this important pursuit!

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!

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