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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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Still in Shock!

I have to start out by saying that even after three days of positive pregnancy tests, that are getting consecutively darker, day by day, I am still in shock. After the official blood test tomorrow, I will finally feel like it is real! As far as the TWW symptoms, I hate to say that this month, out of all the other symptom spotting months, I was pretty "symptom free". The only thing that stood out to me, was that I never really had AF symptoms. I have had far less cramping, less mood swings, and noticed more "twinges" this time. I guess I always thought that I was feeling these twinges before, but this time, I knew. I guess I will break it down, as best as possible: 1-6 DPO, nothing out of the ordinary. 7 DPO, I had a temp dip, not a huge one, but a dip for sure. It was actually this day that I started noticing little things (things that could easily be attributed to the dreaded AF). I had a few twinges, and very emotional this day (I cried over two television shows, and I do not cry over fictional shows). 8 DPO, Twinges, enlarged breasts, and hot flashes. Oh yeah, I was also in the crabbiest mood ever. 9 DPO, Twinges again, enlarged breasts, and cold-like symptoms. 10 DPO, this is the first time that I took a test. The line was so so so faint, that I didn't really believe it (figured it was an EVAP). I was short of breath, I had twinges, enlarged breasts, and felt very cold. I talked to my Doctor, and told him about the faint positive(s), lets be honest, I took a few tests this day, and he said "Congratulations! Call us in two days, and we will bring you in for a blood test." 11 DPO, another faint positive, but this time, it was getting darker!!! Again, I was feeling the twinges, had enlarged breasts, and felt very cold. 12 DPO, I was super excited to wake up this morning to test again, hoping that the line would be even darker, and sure enough, within 1 minute of dipping the test, there was the line, starting to appear! After 3 minutes, the line was darker than it had ever been. Ok, now I am going to believe that it is a BFP. Three days of faint lines, getting darker, it must be real! Tomorrow, I go in for the blood test, and it will be then that I will be totally satisfied. My husband refuses to get too excited until he has the concrete proof. Although, I could see his eyes light up this morning as he saw the test. I have to say that we lucked out this month as far as timing. I temp, and check my cervix, as well as use OPKs, so we are definitely on top of things as far as making sure we get it done! Ha. But, this month, we went to see a fertility specialist, and during my ultrasound, the nurse told me that I had an egg, ready to go. She recommended going home, and getting busy. So, that night, and the following night, we made sure to BD (and use Pre-Seed). Sure enough, here I am, writing my story on this website that I was very addicted to. I was diagnosed with PCOS 11 years ago, so I am praying to God that this is a sticky bean! Good luck to everyone, and just keep up your faith. It will happen!

BFP After One Year

Took Clomid for 4 rounds after being told I do not ovulate. The 4th round worked! My 21 day progesterone was only 11 and my doc said I ovulated but with a number so low I thought there was no shot. I also prayed this month more than I ever have. The pain of not getting pregnant was becoming unbearable and God answered when I really needed him to. I tested the day after missed period and had a faint line and have been testing for the last 6 days with positive getting darker each day. Symptoms: sore bbs 3 days after missed af, nausea everyday, tired. Don't give up ladies.

BFP After 2 Years

OMG I can't believe that I finally got my BFP after my laparoscopic surgery because of PCOS 6 months ago. After trying very hard after the surgery, we can't wait anymore and asked for clomid, which my RE gave a three months supply and walla! Got pregnant with my first clomid cycle. I never got pregnant or seen any positive hpt so it was a crazy roller coaster ride for my feelings and dh and I are really confused on how to react. I have been reading this website for almost 3 months as my bedtime stories. Here are my symptoms by dpo 1-3 dpo : nothing 4-7 dpo : sore nipples, breast doesn't feel fuller or heavier, sharp pain on sides 8 dpo : bad sore throat in the morning, Sneeze, headache, gagged few times 9 dpo : sore heavier breasts 10-11 dpo : vomit after shower, sore breasts, fatigue, feeling very hopeful, good mood 12 dpo : brown spotting on wipes! Thought was my period, slight cramp, disappointed, went to toilet 20 times to check! But spotting lasted 1 hour i think. Got home and decided to check and OMG BFP! But a very thin line. We didn't cheer yet because i have another 2 more days before my period is due. 13 dpo : BFP again, thin line. Slight pms cramp. 14 dpo : BFP again! And this time the line is much darker. 16 dpo : BFP using clearblue digital! Clear pregnant I went to see a doctor just now and confirmed my pregnancy! I can see a very tiny black spot but doctor said it is still early to clearly see it but he said that i am pregnant because of my womb's changing. I can't believe after so many hpts I finally got my positive this month. Keep trying is my key. Baby dust to all!

I am so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has been over a year of TTC and I will be 40 in one week. I have had one miscarriage 5 months ago and have PCOS. Starting seeing an RE and I just got my BFP. This site helped me so much in giving me hope so I wanted to share that hope with those of you out there waiting. Things I did differently: I prayed more, used Pre-Seed, 2nd round of clomid (this time I was monitored and used a trigger), lost over 14lbs, took more folic acid, we BD the night of the trigger and the next night....and that was it:) We were told to BD the night after the trigger and the next morning didn't work out exactly like that..... I had an US at 10CD and it showed 4 follicles..... maybe we will have twins. I have to say I thought I had many more symptoms last month. 1-6 dpo- Lots of cream CM (this was present my whole last cycle up to AF) 7dpo- CM changed to more watery and continues to be that way 9dpo- Lots of nausea around 10am and couldn't stand the thought of eggs would make me gag. Took first response (I knew it was way toooo early) got a BFN. 10dpo- Cramping... and burning sensation below the belly button. 11 dpo- Took a first response with FMU and BFN (was very disappointed) 12-13 dpo- Very sensitive to smell, continued burning and cramping feeling but different than AF... also I have the sense of calm that came over me... just felt very very calm....constipation (which is unusual for me before AF) 14dpo- Around 4pm had nausea and feeling a bit more tired.... 9:27pm took a first response and BFP!!!!!!!! Sooooooo Happy. Now I just need to go get the beta's done, will be calling the RE office first thing. Praying for this little one or ones to stick and stay for a healthy 9 months..... well really 8 months now :) Just also wanted to say my RE said to count the first day after the trigger as 1 dpo.

BFP with PCOS Thanks to Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs After 18 Months and 5 Failed Clomid Cycles

I have been a faithful/obsessive reader of this site for many, many TWWs and I almost can't believe I'm here writing my own success story! 4w4d today. Life is good! :) I got off the pill in April 2011 to TTC after only being on it for about 4 months. The reason I started bc in January 2011 was because I inexplicably hadn't gotten my period for months and my OB/GYN diagnosed me with PCOS. I am overweight and have a very hard time losing weight (I am a very healthy person, however) and I have cystic ovaries, but those are really my only PCOS symptoms. I also have had hypothyroidism for the past 10 years or so, controlled with a synthroid. Well, I had one "normal" cycle after taking my last bc pill and that's when the very, very long roller coaster ride began. I was having extremely long anovulatory cycles and my OB/GYN put me on Metformin 2000mg/daily to help regulate this. It didn't work and the medication made me feel horrible so I stopped on my own. Still having 50+ day cycles, December 2011 we started the Metformin again at only 1000mg/daily and I started Clomid at 50mg. I had to skip a cycle after that and had yet another anovulatory cycle with an induced period before I was able to take Clomid consistently. 4 cycles in a row, 50mg once and 100mg the last three cycles. Cycles were 34-36 days and nothing. We were also using Pre-Seed and I was taking a prenatal (had been since starting TTC), but that was it. Also, husband had a SA and he has "rock star sperm" (urologist's own words!) so that wasn't the issue. It should also be noted that during those months it was discovered my thyroid was all out of whack with a TSH level of 7 (way too high) so my dose of levothyroxine was moved up from 112mcg to 150mcg. My TSH is now below a 1 since May 2012. Also it was starting around this time that I started doing yoga regularly and eating strictly organic. I'm 13 lbs. lighter than I was when I started TTC. In July 2012, during my last cycle on Clomid, I started acupuncture once a week. My aunt told me about 5 women she knew personally who became pregnant thanks to acupuncture and I know one woman myself who tried for 5 years and acupuncture ended up doing it for her. My first cycle off of Clomid I was worried I wouldn't have a regular cycle, but it was 34 days! All on my own! (Well, still taking Metformin.) This hadn't happened in years. In August I had an initial appointment with an RE. She started me and my husband on a vitamin regimen and we planned on eventually doing IUI with Femara and injectibles. My husband and I decided not to go this route, but still take the vitamins and I am convinced this has helped as our energy and sleep have been fantastic. Vitamin C, flaxseed oil (for Omega-3) and folic acid along with a men's multivit for him and prenatal for me. This cycle I started a Chinese herbal blend formulated by my acupuncturist from which I made a tea and drank twice a day. I started this on CD3 and continued until my BFP. This cycle we did not do acupuncture once a week, but only on CD17 and CD19 (I was regularly ovulating on CD20 up to this cycle so we wanted to do it leading up to ovulation.) I was supposed to get a treatment on CD18 as well, but missed the appointment. However, I believe I ovulated around CD17 this cycle due to my CM which was copious and very slippery. Every other time it had been a clear, jelly-like consistency, but this time was more like actual egg whites and didn't come out in clumps. Also, as I said, it came 2-3 days earlier than ever before. Also, on CD18 I had a preconception massage with guided meditation that was AMAZING. At one point she told me to visualize my baby and it brought tears to my eyes. Very powerful. We BD'd CDs 15, 17 and 19. About the sex: it was incredible this month. Almost instant, completely simultaneous orgasms every single time. It is rare for this to happen to us at all, let alone 3 times in one week. It was so bizarre (in a great way) and I can't say why this happened exactly. Just more confirmation that "this was our month"! Symptoms: CD15: Small glob of snot-like CM. Wonder if O Day could be coming earlier than usual. CD16: LOTS of clear, smooth, slippery EWCM CD17: Determined my unofficial O day. No cramping or bloating that I normally get. O Day - 3DPO: Breaking out on either side of chin. Unusual. 3DPO: Explosive diarrhea 4DPO: Small glob of snot-like CM only after after BM. Boobs starting to feel very slightly sore after taking off bra. 5DPO: Boobs still slightly sore if I press on them or after taking off my bra. 6DPO: Cervix is "stuffed up" with creamy, snotty CM. More creamy, though. 7-8DPO: Didn't make note of anything. 9DPO: Boobs a little sore if pressed and left nipple had weird, intense, burning, itching feeling for a minute. Insane hot flashes in the early evening--literally sweating. Cervix has been very high for past few days and basically no CM.

BFP After Three Years with 1st IVF/ICSI Cycle

I am 31 years old and my DH 29. I can't believe I am writing this, I used to daydream about submitting my BFP on here, I NEVER thought this day would come. I am thrilled to say that after three years of trying, including 6 failed rounds of clomid and one cycle of IVF/ICSI I am pregnant!! me - pregnant!! My husband and I always knew we would have problems as I have severe PCOS, I say severe as I never have periods, so no ovulation at all. Compared to Clomid I actually found IVF much easier to deal with, however I was a poor responder to the stimulating drugs and only had 3 follicles. Our doctor suggested that we cancel the cycle and we were gutted but decided against his advice, we chose to gamble and go ahead with the collection anyway. We were so fortunate that all 3 eggs were collected and all 3 fertilised, better still by the day of the transfer we had 2 top quality embryos, the other had arrested. We had a Grade A plus 8 cell and a Grade B 7 cell, so it really is quality over quantity. My DH is fine but his sample was not so great on the day of the egg collection due to poor morphology so we opted for ICSI, plus we did not want to risk normal IVF with only three eggs so this was a good call. We decided to transfer both embryos as this gave us a 40% chance of success, it was 32% with one, we had a three day transfer as too few embryos to push to blastocyst. So the two-week wait began, the first week was fine. I took a week off work and got plenty of rest but stayed active with housework and evening walks. It is also important to point out I had acupuncture all the way through IVF. Below are some of the things I experienced but it is important to say that I have been on progesterone suppositories since egg collection so it is hard to tell what is pregnancy and what is the drugs. I have also been on slow release metformin since 2 months prior to starting stimulating. I have chosen to only mention the things that struck me as strange and that I never had in my two week wait on clomid.

1dp 3dt - Rash (very itchy like hives), twinges, cramps and pressure.
2 dp 3dt - Rash, hungry, twinges, cramps and pressure, creamy/ gloopy CM
3 dp 3dt -Rash, hungry, twinges and fell asleep in afternoon (which is unusual for me)
4dp 3dt - Rash, hungry, twinges and sore throat
5 dp 3dt -Rash, wet/watery cm and odd period pains/ twinges, feel like I am getting ill
6 dp 3dt - Terrible constipation, like knives are in my bottom with sharp shooting pains where there should never ever be pain!! feel like I am getting ill.
7dp 3dt - Constipation continues, boobs hurt on and off, really cold and unable to get warm, fall asleep in the afternoon again, sore back.
8dp 3dt - Diarrhea begins, still really cold, dizzy when I stand up, sore back, boobs hurt off and on period pains so think AF is coming, teary.
9dp 3 dt - Diarrhea was awful (4 times during the day), Insomnia begins, dizzy when I stand up, AF pains so I think period is coming, boobs hurt on and off. At this point I am going stir crazy and want to test and have to force myself not to.
10dp 3 dt - Wake up at 6am and POAS but don't look for an hour and a half so DH can look with me, so I stare at him until he wakes up. We get a BFP!! but I don't believe it as it could be an evaporation line so I dash out at 8am to buy a digi. Comes up BFP with same FMU super fast and shows 2 - 3 weeks on conception indicator (which means my HCG is over 200 according to Clearblue). I had a sore back – was unable to get comfortable and AF pains continue, boobs hurt on and off, mild nausea.
11dp 3dt - Diarrhea, AF pains, mild nausea, dizzy when I stand, boobs hurt on and off. Tested again in afternoon BFP (I just love seeing a positive test)
12dp 3dt – BFP with FMU. AF pains continue, mild nausea at times, boobs hurt slightly on and off.

I find the strangest symptom is the AF pains, it really does feel just like AF is coming. It makes me nervous but I have read it is very normal and can continue for weeks but it really does feel exactly the same!! Also I thought my boobs would hurt more at 4 weeks but it is just waves of boob ache. Very excited, cautiously optimistic and wonder how many we will be blessed with. So any girls out there who are going through IVF I know how you feel and I never thought it would happen for me but it did and when it did it felt amazing, it was like I had won the lottery – only so much better.

BFP With PCOS After Years of Trying

I'm 31 and was diagnosed with PCOS 5 years ago but had been having trouble getting pregnant for 8 years. My periods were regular 90% of the time and only lasted 3 to 4 days. With my pcos when I was suppose to ovulate my eggs would turn into cysts which made getting pregnant difficult. I could feel a normal ovulation maybe once or twice a year.

I got my first BFP two days ago naturally. No IVF, no drugs. The only thing I know I did differently was changing the way I ate. I started eating all organic foods only. I know I got pregnant 5 days after my lmp.

Day 4 post period: mild pelvic cramps
D5: cramps, bloating, slightly sore boobs
D7-13:major fatigue, sleepiness didn't come close to describing it. The walls were holding me up while trying to make it to my bed. I'd fall asleep before the dime dropped and in public.
D14: nausea, increased cm, fever
D15: body aches, fever
D16: cramps, backaches, sore boobs
D18: sore boobs
D28: fever with temp of 101
D29-33: headaches, body aches, major sore boobs
D34: major sore boobs, so sore I couldn't go without bra. I had to take turns holding my boobs in the shower...runny nose, headaches.

On day 34 I took a hpt.... Super BFP after only 3 seconds.

I thought I would never get pregnant and it happened without me even trying. I had given up for 2 years. I was shocked but excited. I hope this helps anyone. There is hope.

BFP After 5 IUI Tries

I was in utter shock this morning when I left the Dr's office. They told me I was PREGNANT! HCG @ 1122 and progesterone @ 48.5. This was my 5th IUI try. I also have PCOS. I got pregnant with clomid on my first try with twins but I lost both of them: The first one we lost immediately and the second one @ 10 weeks.

We continued the process with clomid for 2 months after our miscarriage and it didn't work. We then went into injectables. It didn't work on the first try but it worked on the 2nd. We've been trying for almost 2 years. The best part was that I told my Dr that this was our last shot. We were going to take a break for a while as this process can be exhausting.

As for symptoms, this time around I stayed away from doing any research on the internet and disregarded any symptoms because I had some symptoms last month and got a BFN (symptoms came from the progesterone that I was taking). The only symptoms that stood out in this cycle included: Lots of acne, Weird pee smell and diarrhea. Besides that, I felt absolutely normal. I actually thought the Dr was going to tell me that I had a BFN. But, I got the best words that I've been waiting to hear for months... BFP!!!!! Good luck to all you future moms.

Pregnant After a Long, Long Journey!!!

Hi Ladies!

At last I got my very own BFP!!! Here is my long story:

I am 30 years old healthy, not overweight. I went off BC in March 2011 as my fiancé (now DH) and I knew we wanted to start trying for our first baby right after we got married in August 2011. Since the reason I went on the pill was to regulate my cycle in the first place (I was diagnosed with PCOS), I anticipated that it may be tough getting my cycles somewhat regular. 8 months later, I still had not gotten a period so I went to see my OB. The only kind of "help" she had to offer was fertility drugs. I didn't want to simply take drugs because I knew that would not SOLVE my problem but only mask the symptoms I was experiencing. Sure, that may have allowed us to get pregnant faster but I am fully aware of the risks that fertility drugs pose to me and future baby and my hubby and I did not want to take those chances without trying to solve our infertility naturally first. I began researching online and learned that my cycle could be regulated easily with the proper steps. I came across the Natural Fertility Prescription by Iva Keene (e-book - TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!!) and as soon as I purchased it we began to follow the program; we switched to a fully organic diet, greatly reduced meat and dairy consumption and focused more on a vegetarian diet. I've always cooked at home but I began paying even more attention to where our food was sourced from, its ingredients, and how it was prepared. I no longer use the microwave and have began taking some great supplements (such as spirulina and chlorella that make me feel amazing!!), I completely gave up coffee and enjoyed alcoholic drinks on very rare occasions. While following the program I also was doing acupuncture and visceral manipulation on my abdominal/uterus area where I had no blood circulation (because of my lack of menstruation). Hubby also had a semen analysis done, which came back amazing. I had an HSG done and that was normal too. Only a few months on this program and I began to notice that my BBT was taking on the normal up/down trend and low and behold, this mid-September I ovulated on my own! I also observed that my cervical mucous became very egg-white and was very abundant! I knew something must be happening so hubby and I baby danced every other day until I observed my temperature rise. We also used Pre-Seed internally and I propped my bum up with a pillow for ~30 minutes then just fell asleep. I also made sure to orgasm immediately after hubby did. Days could not go by fast enough as each morning I was eager to take my temperature and got so excited to see it remain high!!! Finally at 13 DPO I got my very first and VERY faint positive!!!! I couldn't believe it!!! Now looking back I think that some were pretty obvious but since I have not had a natural period in almost 2 decades I wasn't sure what were normal PMS symptoms for me and what could have been pregnancy-related. Here they are:

BFP With No Symptoms

Hurrah I finally get to post here! I have been visiting this site now for over a year. As a sufferer of PCOS, I would often go up to 6 months without a period so there was a lot of time to read others stories...

Background: I'm 34, DH is 35. I have a daughter from a previous marriage, conceived accidentally with me not even aware I had PCOS.

Fast forward 6 years and decided to come off BC 12 months ago to try to fall pregnant with my fiancé (now hubby).

I had 2 periods in that 12 months, so decided to go see a fertility specialist. I was already on metformin but he prescribed me letrozole to induce ovulation.

First month it worked but fiancé was hung-over one day then sick the next then went interstate for 3 days! So no luck.

The second month it appeared we struck gold :)

2 days out from O - BD

1 day out from

O - BD O day - nothing (I get no EWCM so I never have any idea when I'm ovulating, well, except for the Dr's scans!)

1 DPO - BD

3 DPO - I come down with a migraine. Now, a year ago this would have been a normal thing for me but since I've stopped the pill I haven't had a single one. This made me go 'hmmmm' but then I was 3 days out from getting married so figured it was just emotional stress.

4DPO - fall back rise through to 9 DPO. Have never seen this on my chart, but then I've really only had 4 proper cycles, so not sure if this is odd or not.

6 DPO - my wedding day. Got outrageously ridiculously drunk on 3 glasses of champagne. Like can't-remember- black-bits-from-the-evening-kind of drunk (not ideal given the importance of the day - lucky we have it all on film!). I am not a big drinker by any stretch, but can normally hold a few glasses of champagne.

11DPO - on honeymoon in Singapore, have a dream that I get a BFP! Get up and wee on a stick, BFN. Pretty sure it would have shown up by now, so that combined with the fact I'm not getting a single symptom, figure I'm out for the month. Get very mad at my subconscious for tricking me.

15DPO - have only had 2 'normal' cycles since being on letrazole, but they've both been 28 days. So think that maybe something is up. The fact that I had also wee'd 12 times before 11 am had me scratching my head. I'm in Thailand still on honeymoon, so pop to local chemist and get HPT. Figure I need to wait until morning to test.

16DPO - test in morning and woo hoo!!! Pink line. Definitely there. Had I have been at home in Australia I would have been over the moon, but given I was in Thailand I wasn't sure of the reliability of the tests, so go to Dr's for blood work. Yep, positive :)

I'm now 6 weeks and 5 days preggers. What a wonderful, wonderful wedding gift. Nipples are so sore I could seriously punch anyone that looks at me sideways, and still weeing like a banshee. Was feeling very cocky as I wasn't sick at all (I was desperately ill with my first) but sure enough, it's now kicked in. Not as bad as the first which has me thinking this one's a boy!

Had a scan at 6 weeks 2 days and saw the glorious little heartbeat. We have already told everyone, couldn’t keep it to ourselves. This is hubby's first so he is telling anyone who will stand still long enough to listen!

I've since wee'd on about another 15 sticks. After 14 months of seeing nothing staring back at you except for the starkest of white tests, it's such a wonderful feeling. I know just how heart-breaking that white stick can be. Month upon month upon month...

14 months of TTC felt like forever, my heart goes out to those that have been trying for longer than that.

I honestly wish football field sized amounts of baby dust for you all. For any other PCOS sufferers who have not seen a fertility doctor, do it. Will be the best thing you ever did. And for those with no symptoms? Does not mean for a second that you are out.

Good luck to you all!!!!

xxx

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