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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!

After 10 Long, Hard, Hopeless Months of PCOS and Endo, We are Finally Pregnant!

How do I even begin to write this message? I have been stunned and so in shock since getting my first faint BFP on 11dpo. That's right, our first ever! For starters, I have severe endometriosis and was also diagnosed with PCOS. I started AF when I was only ten years old (now 20) and my cycles were never regular. I would go five to six months without having AF, and then, when I would, I would have cramps so severe that I would be throwing up and passing out, sobbing, and in ridiculous amounts of pain. When I was 18 I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, after not having a period for NINE months, I went completely gluten free and lo and behold.. I started having a cycle every 40-50 days. To me that felt and seemed normal because I was only used to having a period maybe two or three times a month? I was glad to be having a "regular" period, but the more and more periods I got, the more and more sick I got and the more severe my pain was. I went to the ER one night and they found two four-centimeter cysts on my left ovary, and a smaller one on my right. Needless to say, I was in excruciating pain. I had a follow up appointment to see if the cysts had grown or not and if I needed to have them removed, and surprisingly the massive cysts were all gone. I was so confused because my back had been in serious pain right before they did the ultrasounds. Anyway, I went to the Gyno again after the tests and she said that though the cysts were gone, I had lots and lots of follicles on each ovary, and she diagnosed me with PCOS. I am very thin so she said it was rare for thin women to have PCOS, but that's what she told me. I cried every single day for about a month, so terrified that I would never be able to fulfill the biggest dream and longing of my heart, which is to be a Mom and to nurture children. As the months continued on I started to get out of control mood swings and erratic emotions, I never knew when I was going to snap and felt awful for my poor husband! I had lower back pain that got worse and worse and worse, my breasts would be extremely large and sore, and I would be bloated to the point of looking pregnant for three weeks out of the month. It has been the most agonizing journey for me! I've wanted to give up and have wept myself to sleep, prayed myself to sleep, so many nights this past year. Something in me would not die though, and I could not stop fighting and holding on to hope. When I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, my husband and I decided against a laparoscopy, and against surgery to remove anything. Keep in mind, that when I was diagnosed with Endo, we had been trying for six, seven, and eight months.

As painful as the whole thing had been, I still wanted to hold out on invasive surgeries and medication that manipulate your hormones or change the normal function of your body. The odd thing is that, though I was told I have PCOS, I KNEW every single month when I was ovulating, the pain was absolutely excruciating, which is common in Endo. We were told to start trying for a baby as soon as possible and not to stop until I got pregnant, because the longer you wait to try and conceive with Endo, the harder it gets.

So, July 28th we go to the Vitamin Shoppe and purchase VITEX, bee propolis, pycnogenol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Rainbow Light Prenatals! I was so beyond determined. I already eat super healthy and organic, with few cheat days a month. I'd already stopped drinking Coffee because I have GERD and it hurt my teeth and made the acid so much worse. I don't drink soda, don't eat gluten, hardly any processed foods, organic/all natural dairy, SURELY something had to come of it. I started 400mg of Vitex a day, two capsules in the morning and sometimes another capsule in the evening, every other night and also started taking all of the other supplements and herbs. I also began drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea regularly! Well, I was on all of my herbs and supplements for ONE week and I started AF, on cycle day 35!!!! Never in my life have I had a cycle that is so short! It cut my period by ten days! And I actually had a real flow, rather than two or three days of light pink spotting. We were so happy that it worked for us so quickly and that I was regulating so quickly. I kept telling myself that when I finally got pregnant that I wouldn't have any 2WW symptoms and that my PMS and Endo flares would probably be non-existent. I was right! :) I had ONE period on Vitex, and the NEXT month I was pregnant! Not even two full months and that, along with lots and lots of prayer, worked for us!

Hope to the Ladies with Fertility Issues!!!

Heyy. I posted Saturday in 'Do You Think I’m Pregnant,' it was titled 'AF 8 Days Late, Could I Still be Pregnant??' Since posting I have had 2 BFP!!! It was also confirmed by an OB. There are a few things I forgot to mention in the post that I wanted to share now. They may be able to give a few ladies out there some hope!! I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 20 after my husband and I had 3 very unsuccessful years of ttc. I was basically told by my dr to let go of the dream of a family. I didn’t have the money for fertility treatments and had no insurance. 1.5 years later I found out I was 11 weeks and 6 days pregnant without any medical intervention. All I had done was switch to a fully raw diet, cut out tobacco and soda and exercised my butt off. June of 2010 I gave birth to a healthy beautiful little girl. Soon after, my husband and I started trying for baby #2 knowing it wouldn’t be an easy task. By December 2010 I had lost a pregnancy at 15 weeks. It crushed us so we stopped trying. April 2012 I lost another at 4 weeks. I had only found out I was pregnant 3 days earlier... once again I went to a fully raw diet, exercised my butt off and here I am today 4.5 weeks pregnant with what could very easily be twins according to my blood work. Don’t give up hope if you have PCOS!!! What is meant to happen always will when it’s the right time... I’ll keep you all posted as the pregnancy progresses.

BFP After Almost 2 Years and PCOS

I didn't think it would ever happen. It seems like we hit so many roadblocks as soon as I went off birth control. After 8 months and very irregular periods I went to the doctor and was prescribed clomid. 2 months of clomid did nothing. Also found out I was hypothyroid, so started synthroid. Went to see fertility md who prescribed femara. Fast forward a year and a half and I take femara, follistim, trigger shot, and progesterone suppositories from ovulation till period or pos test. I actually told the nurse this month if it doesn't work I was giving up until after the holidays, since our insurance does not cover anything and it is all very expensive. The nurse told me it will happen and that this month my hormones and everything looked really good. Of course this whole time I would read this website and other forums to get thru the wait. It is true, I had more symptoms other months than this month! And believe me I'm very tuned into my body and looked for anything that stood out that said I'm pregnant!

My symptoms - slightly sore boobs, more sore other months than this month! Like I said I'm taking the progesterone suppositories so really didn't notice an increase in cm. Very little cramping, not as bad as af cramps. Some bloated and gassy feelings.

The MD wanted me to take a blood test 12 dpo, which I work at a hospital so did while I was at work fully expecting it to be neg! Am absolutely shocked! I even told nurse I thought it would come down to ivf in order to get me pregnant. It's true, it does happen! First pregnancy ever and couldn't be happier. Oh, I'm 34. We BD days 13, 14, 15 is all (we had company, a housefull). Took trigger shot cd 12 so prob O'd on cd 14. My beta hcg on 12 dpo was 80!!! Went home that night and poas and it was really dark for 12 dpo and not even first morning urine! Praying for sticky bean and h&h 9 months!!

First BFP

I have PCOS and was on 100mg of Clomid this cycle. I had a blood progesterone test on CD 21 to determine whether I had ovulated ... Dr rang to a few days later to tell me that progesterone was too low to indicate ovulation. I was devastated. To my surprise, I'm now 5 weeks pregnant :D:D here's my symptoms ...

CD 3-9 - 100mg Clomid
CD 14 - EWCM - thought I was ovulating
CD 16 - lots of creamy CM
CD 17, 18, 19 - creamy CM +++, dull aches and cramps, sore nipples
CD 20 - I suspect this is when I ovulated! Cramps, sore nipples, sore boobs at the sides, hungry and extremely high sex drive.
1-3dpo - only real 'symptom' was still having sore nipples
4dpo - TIRED +++ went to bed at 8.10pm!
5dpo - exhausted, felt like I couldn't run while playing sport.
7dpo - almost fainted at work
8-13dpo - hungry ++, sore boobs, tired all the time.
14dpo - realized my period still hadn't shown up (should come naturally whether you ovulate or not on Clomid) so I took a preg test in the afternoon ... super surprised to see BFP

BFP on CD98

Well, here is my BFP story. I don’t ovulate regularly due to PCOS so I am never sure when I am due for another period. I have gone as long as a year without AF. I had AF on May 20th. It is now August 30th. I am always trying to determine O but OPK's are always showing positive. One night, Aug 13th, I felt like I had a cyst on my right side that suddenly started hurting so bad I thought it was about to burst. The pain subsided and nothing happened. My only other thought is that it may be O. Since we are not actively trying, I usually test every 14 days from the last BD that he does not pull out. I took a test on Aug 15th. BFN. So I waited. My nipples started to become sensitive, although sometimes this happens, so I wasn’t counting on that as a symptom. Over the next few days I noticed I was tired, chalked it up to school starting for my 3rd grader. My nipples continued to become more sensitive with no AF to the point I had to cover them in the shower. Aug 25th 4pm. I finally decided to test just out of frustration. This was CD98 for me! And then there it was! 4pm on FRER BFP! Huh! So of course I went to get a digi and confirmed it. On the 27th I went in for a HCG quant, came back at 136. I am currently waiting for my second quant. I have been on Prometrium since the 25th because of my history of MC. This is my 7th pregnancy. I have 2 children and I am 26 years old. Other symptoms have been slight nausea, although not as much as I normally get. Hoping for a sticky bean! Anxiously awaiting my HCG results. Baby Dust to ALL! *******

My Shocking BFP

My husband and I have been trying for about 4 years. Got pregnant with assisted fertility (IUI and Clomid). Had miscarriage this past Jan 2012. I have PCOS and I barely have my menses. I had period on June 11, 2012 (Spotting) and since then I haven't had any period. Primary care physician prescribed me Metformin because the health was deteriorating as a result of the PCOS. Started taking Metformin on 07/22, which I disliked. Had pregnancy symptoms I believe 2 days after I suspected ovulation pain on 07/29. Bed on 07/29 and 07/30. Had flu symptoms with nasal congestion out of nowhere for 5 straight days after which it vanished. 2 days later my boobs were sore and started peeing frequently. I took pg test on 08/12 and it was BFN. I thought its one of those months again where I get pregnancy symptoms but no pregnancy. I started to have hurt burn and I lost appetite. I felt the urge to test anyways on 08/14 and it was blazingly BFP. I was shocked. I have never had a bright BFP before. I had my first beta on 08/17, which was 678, and the second beta on 08/20 was 2016. I believe I may be 4-5 weeks pregnant. My advice is trust in the Lord and at his appointed time he will show his blessings and it would be more than you expect. I prayed to the Lord every single day without loosing hope and faith in him. The road was tough but in end it was a blessing.

Pregnancy

Hi ladies I am glad to post today after 3 years of trying. Thanks to God I got my bfp today. Me 32 with pcos, dh34 low sperm count. I had iui in May 2011 no success, IVF in February this year failed. Because we did not have much money we went back in July 2012 big surprise bfp. I would feel selfish if I did not post today because your stories kept me positive. Thanks.

BFP with PCOS on Femara

As with everyone here, I've been stalking this site for the past 12 months! Finally am able to post my own story!
A little background info, DH and I started TTC July 2011, when I was 27 and he was 29, and after 3 months of no period (and all BFNs), I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS. I started on Clomid and went to see an RE. After several cycles of Clomid (where I ovulated, had 3 BFPs that turned out to be chemicals), we switched to Femara, and as far as I'm concerned, it's a miracle drug! This was my second cycle on it! I was also on metformin 1500mg, PNV, baby aspirin and lovenox daily (because of the recurrent chemicals) and crinone twice daily, and this was my first cycle doing acupuncture as well. I also switched from skim milk to whole milk, and stopped charting once ovulation was confirmed to try and not focus on it so much (not that that worked, but at least I tried! lol).

I o'd on cd 14 (which NEVER happened on Clomid-always cd 19 or later) and we bd on cd 12, had IUI on cd 14 and bd again cd 15.

As far as my symptoms I really didn't have much, starting about 12dpo I had sore boobs, which is totally normal for me. I didn't test at all until the morning I was going in for my blood test (14dpo), and I took a Clearblue digital, full expecting it to say "not pregnant", I left to go make the bed and came back and it said pregnant! I couldn't believe it and just managed to catch DH before he left for work to show it! We're still in shock! My hcg on 14 dpo was 146, three days later it was 679, and a week later it was 15,152! Today I had an u/s at 6w3d and we saw a teensy tiny little heartbeat!

About 2 days after I got my bfp I started having to pee all the time (esp at night), have had some cramping, and some serious constipation (which is unusual for me). I've also been completely exhausted. About a week ago my sore boobs just disappeared, which had really freaked me out, but apparently all's good anyways.

Praying that this baby sticks!!! I'm terrified that something will happen, but seeing the heartbeat today was really reassuring. Baby dust to everyone and try to keep up hope, I know how hard it is, these past 12 months I simply couldn't imagine ever getting this bfp and here it is!

TTC with PCOS

I was diagnosed with PCOS February of 2009 after lots of hair growth, acne, weight gain, inability to lose weight, etc. I got married in 2010 and we started TTC 9 months after marriage. I was/am on 2,000mg of metformin/day. When I was unsuccessful after three months, I started a strict no sugar no flour meal plan. My endocrinologist suggested I try using an ovulation predictor kit after being on the diet for four months with no pregnancy (but with a 30 pound weight loss). To my amazement, I was ovulating! Sadly, I was out of town on business when I ovulated. The next month, I was in town, and I got a BFP 13 days after ovulation. My cycles have ranged from 31 days to 50. The first symptoms I noticed were sore boobs, and I got a bad cold. I also had to pee more often especially at night. My endo and OB have told me that it's because I lost weight on my no sugar no flour eating program that I became pregnant. I highly recommend it. Check out CEAHOW.org for a support group in your area. It made my PCOS symptoms get so much better.

BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis

Hello everyone, let me tell you my story, I still can’t believe I’m typing a ttc success story, I’ll start from the beginning, my husband and I began trying shortly after our wedding, after a year of bfn's, I decided to go to the doctors and express my concerns, thankfully he referred me to a fertility specialist.

After a blood test and an internal vaginal scan I was diagnosed with PCOS (of which I have had no systems for), it was also suspected that I had possible damage to my fallopian tubes. I was then referred for a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling (the drilling of tiny holes to the ovaries which destroys excess testosterone tissue and kick starts ovulation). 3 months after my operation I went to see the fertility specialist for a final time, just to discuss the outcome and findings from the lap & dye. To my surprise she told me I also have endometriosis, something I also have had no systems for. She told me she had removed a cyst, some endo and drilled the holes in my ovaries, my fallopian tubes were clear and unblocked but were lazy and were unlikely to process a fertilized egg which meant if I did get pregnant I would be high risk for an ectopic. We discussed IVF which we were planning to go for once we'd reached the 3yr mark so we could qualify for a go on the NHS.

However, 6 months after my laparoscopy I amazingly got a BFP, I was 15 DPO and in total shock. At 7 weeks, I had a scan and could see our miracle baby with a nice strong heartbeat pounding away :-). I am happy to report I am now almost 19 weeks and so excited to soon be finding out what we’re having, but boy or girl we don’t care as long as all is well because this truly is a miracle pregnancy - thanks to the wonders of the medical world and what they can do to help women with fertility issues. We are so grateful to be pregnant; baby is due 29th December 2012 :-). If your reading this and are having trouble conceiving, don’t give up, I truly hope this gives people some hope as reading others story's gave me the hope and strength to believe it would happen for us, because it has.... were pregnant!!!!!!! :-)

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