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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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TTC 20 Months - BFP At Last

Hi All,
I’ve never posted on a forum before but this forum has been my saving grace since we started ttc so thanks to everyone who has posted while ttc or when they got their BFP. Bit of background- I have mild pcos and long irregular cycles, ranging from 34--64 days and after 1 year of trying we were referred for fertility tests etc. This was my 2nd round of Clomid. 1st was only 50mg and it totally messed up my cycle, but the 100mg seemed to do the trick. Tested at 15dpo (didn’t test before because couldn’t face anymore BFN's), got a faint line but have done 3 tests now and all have a line :) Honestly am in shock at the moment and cannot believe we have finally got a BFP!!!!!!!!!!
So.... symptoms.... this month has been odd, as in I have had very little symptoms. Sadly my Grandmother passed away 2 weeks ago so I suppose maybe I haven’t been paying much attention-what I did notice though was, I didn’t get sore boobs around 3dpo like I always do. They started hurting at around 7-8dpo and still are hurting now. I got the weirdest cramps or pinches in my pelvic area from 12dpo-if I sneeze or cough it’s like something is pinching! That’s still going on but not as bad as 12dpo. Having af like cramps since yesterday but hoping that’s normal from all I’ve read on this forum. And that’s all my symptoms- oh 1 more thing was I couldn’t drink my coffee yesterday morning as it tasted disgusting and I LOVE my coffee in the morning so I did think that was strange. One thing (apart from Clomid) that I changed recently, was I started a Low GI diet as I had read it helps with PCOS and balancing hormones-maybe that helped, I dunno, or maybe it’s my Grandmother looking down on me and working some magic from up above-all I know is that I’m now sitting in work, waiting for a chemist to open so I can go buy another test and book an appointment with my GP!
Thanks again to everyone who posts here, it’s the only thing that has kept me sane. Good luck to anyone who is TTC and don’t give up, I really thought I would never get pregnant, but here I am. xxx

At Last!

First a little bit about me and the journey so far...
In Jan 2011 I came off the pill. After having listened to sex education classes all the way through youth which told you that you can get pregnant just by touching a boy (yeah right!), I really didn't think it would take long once I started having unprotected sex...well it seems that in my case I could have saved a lot of money over the years on contraception! It was not going to be that straightforward.
I do have PCOS and an under-active thyroid, so I guess I was being naive to assume it'd be easy. I took my temp, charted, read & did everything I could and yet each month was devastated to get that BFN. After 6 months I managed to persuade my Dr to let me see a specialist, thinking that would be the answer to all my prayers.
What I was in for was a rude awakening - there I was made to feel like the oldest, fattest person who ever tried to conceive :( I was told that there is nothing wrong with either of us, I do ovulate, so the next step was a laparoscopy, but I needed to lose 3.5 stone before they would consider it. This made me feel so dejected that I lost hope for quite some time. Any ladies with PCOS or a Thyroid problem will tell you how hard it is to lose weight, if you have both it can seem impossible.
After a while DH got a work transfer and so we moved house & area. I decided to see another Dr who agreed to put me on a low calorie soups & shakes style diet - drastic, but at this point I would do anything.
This year I have lost 3.5 stone by following this strict diet and also changing my job to a more active role. I felt so much better and knew my body was changing both inside and out. I thought we should give it one more month of trying naturally before going back and booking in for the surgery, so this month we set about it with military precision. Looking back over my old charts I realized that we could have been having sex more frequently, plus I decided to buy expensive Clearblue Ovulation detectors than struggle to interpret the internet cheapies I'd used in the past. So that's what we did, booked a week of evenings off and just had sex 7 nights in a row, starting 5 nights before ovulation! I also kept my legs in the air for 20 minutes after :)

So here are my observations:-
1DPO - nothing
2DPO - nothing
3DPO - period style cramping for a couple of hours in the evening
4DPO - woke up with a really sore left boob that extended all the way to my armpit
5-6DPO - on/off headaches, not usual for me, DH said I was being 'quirky' (a polite way of telling me I was being a cranky wotsit!)
7-8DPO - cramping again, slight brown mark on tissue - Implantation?
9 -11 DPO - started having very vivid dreams and waking very early in the morning. Craving sweets (which I never normally touch) and just felt 'different', but have thought I felt like that so many times before, dismissed it. Also started having AF style cramping so convinced myself I was out this time.
12DPO - My biggest sign, made my fave dinner of salmon and couldn't eat it, it turned my stomach. Secretly started to get excited, but tried to contain it :)
13DPO - Couldn't resist, had a cheapie internet test and did it...there it was, the faintest of faint lines, so woke DH up to look as well. He admitted there was a faint line but told me to go and buy an expensive test and do it again tomorrow - oh and not get excited! Yeah right, I knew a faint line meant I was :)
14DPO - Took a Clearblue digital and it came up Pregnant - he couldn't argue with this one! So excited & very stunned!
15DPO onwards - Have continued to have AF style cramps, vivid dreams, not sleeping great, the odd wave of nausea, plus I seem to have been paid a visit by the tooth fairy's lesser known relative, the boob fairy, in the night - they have literally doubled in size and gone rock hard! But I'm loving all the signs, I'm not going to moan about a thing as I had started to think I would never get here!

Please don't ever give up. According to the specialist I was too fat and almost over the hill, plus with PCOS and a thyroid issue the odds weren't in my favor. But I decided to give it all I had and just be really honest with myself. It seems it is possible after all :)

I Still Can't Believe It!!! Finally BFP with PCOS!!!

We have been trying for almost two years. I have Pcos and do not ovulate on my own. I am not positive what day I ovulated so I will just give a list of symptoms. Also, I will list the things I did different this month. So excited!!!

Sensitive teeth and gums
Sore boobs
Slight cold for last week or so
A few vaginal pains (random)
A little queasy here and there

This month I took Femera 5mg day 3-10, my norm of metformin 1500 mg per day, before ovulation I took Mucinex and used Pre-Seed.

OMG!!!!!! First IVF

I can’t believe I get to write this!! I have been looking at this site for the last few months, analyzing everything!! I’m 23 DF is 24 and I miscarried at 13 weeks (naturally conceived) a year ago, since than we had been trying but no success. Found out I had mild PCOS and DF had some borderline issues too. We had an unsuccessful IUI last month and so tried IVF this month.

They retrieved only 8 mature eggs, 6 fertilized but by day 4 we only had one good enough to transfer, and 2 days later 1 that was borderline able to be frozen.

Now the dreaded TWW - I was a little less crazy and found chat rooms made things heaps easier as I got advice and could experience things with other ladies in the same situation!! To be honest I had sore boobs from day one of medication so that wasn’t a good indicator. I don’t have a day to day as I didn’t want to read into everything but at around 7dp4dt I got THE WORST period cramps, all symptoms were leading to my period day to day symptom to symptoms. I cried myself to sleep and DF took me out for dinner as we prepared for IVF number 2. Next day I took a Hpt and it had the faintest pos!!! Next day was slight higher and so on!!! All my symptoms have gone now (I’m only 11dp4dt today) but BT gave me a 151 BETA CRAZY!!!!!!GL to everyone - TIP: don’t read into everything!!!!!!! You actually never know!

My First BFP

Yesterday I got my first BFP! Very exciting and still does not quite feel real.
I stopped taking BCP 5 months ago and have a history of PCOS and thyroid nodules so thought it might not be easy to get pregnant. This month after doing lots of reading ( on here and elsewhere!), we tried a few new things:
1. Used conception friendly lubricant
2. Had sex every second day after my period
3. Used a clear blue digital ovulation test from cd10
4. Had sex every day after getting :-)
5. Tried to stay in bed for 15 min after sex

I am not sure if all of any of these things helped but either way yesterday at 10 dpo I got my first faint BFP. I tested twice on 2 different brands (crystal clear blue and first response early response) and both had the same faint second line. Tested again today at 11 dpo and stronger positive second line.

Symptoms over the last 2 weeks:
1-4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nausea for a few hours late morning
6-9 dpo sore boobs
9 dpo had a glass of wine and it tasted terrible
10 dpo very tired did not go to my usual Zumba class and instead came home and slept for 2 hours in the morning. Did a HPT and got a faint +.
11 dpo boobs still sore BFP with FRER.

I hope this helps someone else :-)

The Seven Year Wait!

DH and I have been BD'ing for 7 years unprotected. I was diagnosed PCOS a few years ago. After 2 chemical pregnancies and no natural periods we decided to not try again until we were healthy. 3 months ago we became vegan and on Jun 21 I got my first natural P after losing 40 lbs, DH and I thought we would give it another try!! If I'm not pregnant I don't have an explanation for the following:
Jun 21- Jun 25 - AF

Jun 26- BD

Jun 27- OP EWCM- BD

Jun 28- BD (getting tired already!)

Jun 29- Jul 3 BD 3 more times..

Jul 4- OP ( again? questioning earlier OP) right O side. EWCM

Jul 5- Original target for O, brown spotting, could not eat my favorite summer snack... watermelon, it tasted so bad!

Jul 6- 1DPO- Tired, urine smelled different, less brown spotting

Jul 7-2DPO-NTR- BD again

Jul 8-3DPO- Nausea, no vomiting just upset stomach, little dizzy, emotional, CONSTIPATED (being vegan you never have this problem) watery CM but feel dry down there. Need to pee.. urgently!

Jul 9-4DPO- BFN (POAS addict!) Short of breath with very little exertion, TIRED, Skin breakout on right jaw and around mouth (very sore and oily skin) Sore bumpy throat ( thought I was getting sick) Clear runny nose, upset stomach, still constipated small hard bm's. Watery whitish CM. Thirsty.

Jul 10- 5DPO-Sore front teeth!! very sensitive! Hot face, runny nose, heavy eyes ( I could barely keep them open all day!) Tired, More skin breakout chest, back, LEGS??? heartburn, upset stomach, constipated ( not eating anything out of the ordinary, trying to drink more) Watery whitish CM. Jul 11-6DPO- Woke up with headache, nausea alleviated by eating, runny nose, sore teeth, hot face, gassy, feeling a pulling sensation behind my belly button, pain on lower right ( like O pain) Constipated. Watery CM. Lots of bathroom breaks! tingling feet and right arm ( like they have fallen asleep) Convinced and feel pregnant....

Jul 12- 7DPO- Woke up felling great, BFN After POAS with MU, Convinced I must be crazy not pregnant! by 2 pm needed to eat to feel better, sore teeth again, heavy tired eyes, hot face, sore bumpy throat again, not painful but I was aware of my throat and thick phlegm at the back of my mouth. Opted for a large soup at a favorite restaurant to get the bowels moving, it worked!! Watery CM. Could not fall asleep tossed and turned for hours despite being tired all day.

Jul 13- 8DPO- Feel good waking up, right ovary pain, Green snot in nose (TMI) Phlegm in throat again, gassy gassy gassy (both ends) heavy eyes, watery pink bleeding lasted overnight turn brown in am and was thicker to the end. Too scared to POAS thinking it is still too soon, very tender pelvis ( convinced AF is starting) nipples slightly tender (or maybe I am just wanting them to be...) Constipated again! Bleeding stopped!

July 14- 9DPO- woke up with a headache again, feel loose? down there, very watery feeling kind of swollen. Constipated, nausea, tired teeth still a bit sensitive.

Taking Maca to help with fertility, a prenatal vitamin and since becoming vegan I have not felt unwell one day! Until now. I have been scouring this site... obsessed. I will update after July 19th when AF is due on a 28-day cycle (because of past PCOS and this being a spontaneous AF I don't know what my cycle is or will be...) Good luck to all!

BFP After 1yr with PCOS and Very Very Irregular Cycles!!!!!

YAYYYYYY!!!! I finally got my BFP on Wednesday afternoon after we have been tryin for 1 yr!! Can’t believe I am writing this!! So here’s some history:- I am 24 and my dh is 29. We have a 2 n half yr old daughter who was planned and got pregnant first month trying with her. I had just come off microynon pill and got pregnant within 3 weeks!!! So when we planned to have another, we most definitely didn’t think it would take a year. I came off the pill again, had a withdrawal bleed and then no period for months. I thought it was normal because of just coming off the pill. so I tried lots of different natural herbs like vitex and vitamin b. Vitex did give me a period on 1 cycle but then nothing else. So I took a trip to the doctors because of my lack of periods and he sent me for a scan which showed that I had PCOS. I wasn’t really shocked because I knew something was wrong and my periods had been irregular before goin on the pill. He then referred us to a fertility specialist where they were carrying out further tests on me and dh sperm count! But luckily I don’t have to go back for the results because I’m already pregnant :). The thing I did differently, which is guna sound really crazy is that I took my pill for 5 days, came off it and ovulated 3 weeks later!!! Baring in mind I have only ovulated once since trying to conceive a year ago!!! I believe that this helped me to ovulate! Didn’t really have many symptoms just a little crampy and a few sharp pains in my boobs and that’s it! Good luck to u all, I know how frustrating it can be x x x x

BFP with Baby #2 - 7 Months of TTC

I am 27 DH is 29, we have a 2 year old son and started TTC in December. I have PCOS, so my periods are slightly irregular (28-35 days)

Things we did different this month: Used OPK's, though I wasn't sure I actually got a positive, we BD only twice because I was sick. 2 days before ovulation, and day of ovulation. Took prenatal. Drank green tea.

I noticed my CM dried up quickly after O this month.
3DPO: Mild headache, tender breasts
4DPO- 9DPO Breast tenderness, headaches
10DPO Frequent BM's slight nausea
11DPO Frequent BM's (like run to bathroom!) Had the same in early pregnancy with my son. Also, difficulty sleeping at night.
12 DPO- Faint BFP on Wondfo and First Response (Wondfo darker)
mid-day BFP on clearblue digital!

I would definitely recommend OPK's, while I was a CM checker, I think I may have been misjudging O time, and BD too late. I also think since we thought we missed our "window" this month things were a little less stressful. Reading everyone's stories has really made me feel connected to a group of people going through similar things. I still don't think it has sank in- but I am so happy we will be welcoming a new baby soon! Baby dust to you all!!

BFP After a Year TTC

I've been skulking this site for a while now, it's great to finally be able to add my own story! This is my first pregnancy and I feel justifiably ecstatic and terrified over what will happen. I am overweight, over 30 and was on Mirena for nearly a year before trying. I have been on BC since the age of 16. While not diagnosed, I have had to deal with PCOS-like symptoms. When I have a cycle, it's typically 26 days. For all those other ladies out there like me, here's my experience:
Pre-O: Heavier period, nothing else unusual. Decided to use Pre-Seed for the first time.
O: A lot of cramping, EW CM
1-6 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary besides creamy CM, no dry spells
7 DPO: Tender breasts, slight cramps, dizzy and nausea off and on, neg HPT (I'm a test junkie ;p)
8 DPO: Breasts sore, harsher cramps, dizzy, nausea, fatigue. A bit of pink spotting in the evening
9 DPO: All of the above with a positive HPT after intense cramps in the late evening

I'm still testing positive (at 11DPO), with more varied early pregnancy symptoms off and on. My O day may or may not have occurred when my fertility friend chart says it did, but I'm using the days listed as the base point. I tend to have erratic temps and early O days/12 day LP when I do cycle normally. Wish me luck on this first attempt at motherhood, and baby dust to all you ladies out there that haunt the site!

BFP With PCOS and Clomid

I just got my BFP! I am 10 dpo. Husband and I tried for about 6 months with no luck, then doctor diagnosed PCOS and put me on Clomid (100mg, days 3-7). This was my first month on the Clomid, and I am also taking progesterone supplements currently. Normally I take those started about 2-12 dpo and then stop them to make my period start, but doc will likely give me a bigger prescription to keep me on it for the whole first trimester because of my PCOS (I make very little progesterone on my own).

I started feeling symptoms about 4 dpo, and I thought I had to be imagining things, or that maybe it was the Clomid/progesterone mix playing mind games with me.

4-6 dpo: Just "felt pregnant;" sore nipples, backache. I have had the sore nipples every cycle with the progesterone, so I tried not to get my hopes up. I also had slight nausea on day 6, but it was during a car ride and I chalked it up to motion sickness.
7 dpo: Very tired, and a different kind of tired than normal. It reminded me of pulling all nighters in my college days; that slightly delirious feeling where you feel like you could probably just close your eyes and fall asleep while standing up. I tried to explain this away because I had stayed up late the night before and not slept well. Slight cramps, which is normal at this point in my cycle because of the progesterone.
8 dpo: I had half a beer at a party (none of our friends know we're TTC, I slipped it to my husband when no one was looking), and joked to my husband later that of course I would end up pregnant now that I had let a sip of beer past my lips.
9 dpo: Nipples not as sore and backache gone; assume I am out for this month and start planning next Clomid cycle. Slight nausea. I feel more emotional than usual, which is very out of character for me.
10 dpo: BFP! Husband was with me, we are beyond excited. I am technically only 3w5d, which is ridiculously early for telling people. I have had to pee about 500 times today, and I was exhausted mid-afternoon. Light nausea comes and goes; seems to get a little better if I eat something.

Hopefully this pregnancy will "take" and I can carry it full term. I'm very excited to tell my parents and in-laws on Father's Day!