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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.

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BFP on 10dpo with Endometriosis and PCOS

My mom had me when she was 19, and spent the next 11 years of her life trying to have a second baby. She was never successful due to her endometriosis and eventually had to have a hysterectomy. When I was diagnosed with endo at age 18, I just knew I would have the same difficulties. When I was 24, DH and I started TTC, and I was then diagnosed with PCOS and insulin-resistance. I was devastated to have new problems tacked onto existing ones. Immediately the doctor put me on Metformin, Weight Watchers, and fertility treatment. DH and I went through 5 rounds of Clomid - w/ IUI, trigger shot, and progesterone supplements for the cycles I did ovulate. I only ovulated 2 of those rounds and conceived with none. The doctor recommended a laparascopic surgery for my endo, and afterwards I spent my time recovering and considering my options. The doctor wanted to move onto injectibles; DH and I were pretty sure we were going to save our money to adopt. I got pregnant two months after my surgery while we were still deciding our next step! Completely natural, not even trying (well, in my head I knew when I should supposedly ovulate, so I wasn't completely oblivious but no aids and little hope). So . . . once PPAF arrived when DS was 14 months (I was breastfeeding still hence why she showed up later), I was determined to give it a try naturally. It took some weeks for my cycles to regulate, but they did so fairly quickly. This was our 5th month of trying, and I already had an annual exam scheduled with my gynecologist, preparing to discuss fertility treatment. Now I will be going in to check hCG and progesterone and scheduling u/s dates. I am so excited to say that with the right diet, medication, and natural assistance, my PCOS and Endometriosis did not prevent me from conceiving! I am very lucky.

Here are the things I did this cycle: I took prenatal vitamins along with a B complex to help with my short luteal phase, Vitex to help with hormone regulation, and Vitamin E to help with egg quality. I drank grapefruit juice leading up to O, in the hopes it would increase EWCM. DH and I used Preseed, and this cycle I tried, for the first time, the Soft Cups found on early-pregnancy-tests.com. I also began using the Fertile Balance natural progesterone cream. I think the past months of eating well and taking vitamins/supplements helped prep my body, but I think the Soft Cups insured success. I will definitely use them next time we are TTC.

I didn't track my symptoms very well this month. I was just so sure I was out, so my dpo may be off slightly.

CD17 - O at 11pm, one day later than expected. Definite O pains.
1-3dpo: Nothing really. No lingering CM, cervix immediately moved down like AF was impending and stayed there all week. Usually my cervix is all over the place until a few days before AF. Bb's were more sore than usual, but I attributed that to the progesterone cream.
4dpo: Lots of creamy CM. My root beer tasted weird, and I usually LOVE root beer.
5dpo: I was reading a book on the couch and felt some odd pressure in my lower abdomen. It lasted about 5 minutes, then disappeared.
6dpo: I cried 4 times that day, over little things, too! Two of them were because of some sad scenes in the book. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to getting attached to characters, but that was a bit much. I started feeling super exhausted, in the evenings especially. And felt an odd tingly feeling in my uterus that lasted about 3 minutes.
7dpo: Exhausted in the evening. Creamy cm. Bb's sore. Wildly vivid dreams, although this is common for me. Still crying at silly things, and feeling SUPER emotional, taking things too personally.
8dpo: More exhaustion. Bb's not very sore. At 11pm, I felt the tingly/bubbly sensation again, but it's stronger, most definitely in the uterus, and lasted about 20 minutes.
9dpo: Beginning to see hope because of the exhaustion, emotions, and the tingly feeling from the night before. Also, I found myself "aware" of my uterus a couple times throughout the day.
10dpo: BFN in the morning. Bummed but not surprised. Randomly, I decided to test after my nap. I swear I could see a line!! But the more I looked, the more I thought it was my imagination. Held out peeing for 3 hours, tested with two strips, and got two more slightly there lines, definitely within the time limit and visible in photos. DH could even see them! Tired. Sore bb's. Watery CM.
11dpo: B(faint)P in morning. I decided get both FRER and CBE digital tests since I was using IC's before. I got a clear 2nd line in 2 minutes on the FRER, so I whip out the digital, and PREGNANT!! I go in for bloodwork later. Now I just have to concentrate on a sticky bean and healthy momma. Please don't give up faith ladies. Even if you have obstacles ahead, you can still achieve your positive!

BFP After First Round Of Clomid And PCOS

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be able to post of here. Like most of you, I have been stalking this site for the past few months. I am 25 and my dp is 30.  I came off bcp about 2 years ago, and haven't had any pregnancies or scares in that time.  When we wanted to ttc, I went to a specialist who put my on clomid as i was diagnosed with slight pcos.  This was our first round of clomid.  I was temping, but never noticed any real big change so wasn’t sure what day I o’d, except that the dr gave me an estimate it was the 11th of March.  So here are my symptoms: btw, we bd every other day, and stayed laying down for at least 10 mins every time after.

CD1 – 25 Feb
CD5-9 – Clomid
As mentioned I am not sure what day I o’d but prediction was 11/3 so cd 16
1dpo – very tired. Felt like i had a constant stitch under my right rib. A bit of cm
2dpo – feel mild af like cramps, thought milk for brekkie tasted funny. Woke up with an ulcer just inside my lip.  Strange as i never get ulcers. Light cm
3dpo- left bb slight tender, still have af like cramps, not as much cm.
4dpo- sore throat, pelvic area started feeling fuller/heavy. Getting thirsty a lot more. Sharp pain lasting a few seconds in right side.
5dpo- bit of a stuffy nose, thought I must be getting a cold from the kids. Weird note, when leaning my stomach against a bench at work, it was tender. Odd much!!.  Bbs really itchy the last 2 days. Af like cramps again. Thinking i must be out this month.
6dpo- new too early, but again not sure of o’d date, so did hpt, was bfp.
7dpo – meant to do blood test today to see if clomid worked to increase my progesterone, but didn’t get a chance to.  Going away midweek with dp, will go then.  Very tired in afternoon and had a 2 hour nap.
8dpo- no real symptoms, no cm at all, felt a little nausea in the morning like the feeling when you haven’t eaten in ages.  So had something to eat, but still felt nausea. Still thought I must be coming down with something.
9dpo- bbs getting tender but af should arrive in 4 days. Slight stuffy nose still and nausea again today. Still no increases cm and feel like af like cramps, definitely think we are out. Started feeling like I have been more out of breath the last couple of days.
10dpo- dp and I go on holidays for 3 days.  Did another hpt just in case to see if I could have a few drinks while we are away.  Bfn.
11-14dpo – didn’t really take not of anything because thought we were out and just relaxed while on holidays.  Still took temp though just so I could show my dr on my return.  Only thing i noticed was af like cramp feeling still.    Am convinced I am out.
15dpo – cm today.  Felt like napping all day, but thought was because been on holidays and lazy. Lol. looked at test from 10dpo and the bfn turned to a positive. But because you are not meant to read after the time limit i thought i would test the next day just in case.
16dpo – didn’t get a chance to test fmu, so waited until I got to work and did frer. Got a BFP straight away.

I cannot believe that this is happening to me after waiting so long to have a baby.  I haven't told my dp as yet because have a dr appointment tomorrow and want to confirm definitely.  Am praying that this is a sticky bean.  Baby dust to you all..!!! and just remember, even if you don’t get too many signs, it can still happen.

BFP After 12 Months

Hi. I have been following this website from Australia over the past 12 months. I am 36 yo, my partner 40. I was diagnosed with PCOS 6 years ago. Due to my age and the PCOS we consulted and IVF clinic after 5 months of trying on our own. After 7 Clomid cycles and one month out from commencing first round of IVF we finally have our first BFP at 16 DPO. What we did differently this month? Stopped temping and BD when we felt like it. Also took some time off from very stressful job. Symptoms? Usual AF headaches non existent. No pre AF spotting. Lots of discharge. Very very sore breasts. My 5 yo step daughter came up to me yday and said 'can I touch it' (referring to my tummy) and 'when is the baby coming?' I am only 4 1/2 weeks pg, not showing. Call it kids' intuition...! Baby dust to all x

BFP After 6 Years TTC

I got my BFP 2 days ago at @11 DPO.

DH and I have been TTC on and off for the last 6 years, 1 year of that I was on BCPs to control my PCOS symptoms (while we were trying to adopt) and about 6 months DH was deployed. The rest of the time we were actively TTC or just not preventing. Back in 2006-2007 I did 5 cycles of Clomid and Metformin which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Switched drs and had a laparoscopy which showed a little bit of endo, so then I had to do 6 months of Lupron (most evil drug ever!). After that my new dr didn't want to believe me when I told her that I thought the Clomid was doing more harm than good (drying up my cm until I had pretty much none the entire month) and I did 6 more cycles with no success. Then we spent a couple years just not preventing but not actively trying because I just couldn't take anymore BFNs. Well, DH is getting out of the military in about 3 years and right now as long as we don't do AI, absolutely everything is covered 100% except when I go to a civilian pharmacy, then I have to pay a copay. So back to the dr we went. This time I got to go to an RE and not just an OBGYN. Had an HSG (so awful!) and then we started injectables. I did 5 days of follistim at 50IU, then they bumped me up to 75IU for 6 more days, did an Ovidrel trigger on CD 12, positive OPK on CD 13, and O on CD 14. Tested 13 days after the trigger (11DPO) and got a very faint positive. Called the RE back on 12DPO after slightly darker BFP, blood work put my HCG at 27, which is a little low so I go back tomorrow on 14DPO for a second blood test to make sure my HCG is increasing.

I'm still in shock. I can't really wrap my head around it. I didn't keep track of my symptoms very specifically because I was sure it wasn't going to work this first cycle on follistim but here they are in a nut shell.

CD14 O pains and the sore boobs start and continue all the way through the 2ww (but that's pretty typical for all my cycles)
CD15 nausea (most likely from the HCG in the trigger)
CD21 cramps start. A lot like AF cramps. I'm still worried that she's going to show up.
CD22 Nausea returns
CD23 Very close to getting to see my pop tart a second time after eating breakfast
CD25 faint BFP on dollar store test
CD26 slightly darker BFP on dollar store test and fairly dark BFP on FRER, Blood HCG 27
CD27 BFP on FR gold digital
CD28 I go back for another blood HCG and hopefully my numbers will be in the 50s.

So it really can happen for those of us who think it never will. At this point I'm cautiously optimistic because these things just don't seem to happen for us. I'm kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop lol. But after more than 6 long years, barring any complications, we will finally have a baby :)

BFP - PCOS + BREASTFEEDING

Well, let me start at the beginning. At the age of 18 I was diagnosed with PCOS. My boyfriend and I got married a little while later and decided that we would not use any protection because our chances were already so low. The first two years we were not really trying but we were not preventing at all. Then the next year we began aggressively trying. I charted my BBT and nothing. I had irregular periods due to the PCOS. We were taking a break and just enjoying life when all of a sudden we found out we were expecting. We had a baby girl after 3 years! We both wanted a big family and for there not to be a huge age gap in age for our kids so when our daughter turned 10 months we started trying again. We figured it would take another few years. I went onto Amazon.com and bought a 50 pack of internet ovulation and pregnancy cheapies. Because of the PCOS I ovulate late (usually on the 20 day). I was exclusively breastfeeding on demand when ON OUR DAUGHTERS 1ST BIRTHDAY we found out we were pregnant again. Couldn't believe it took us 3 years with the first and only 2 months with the second! We couldn't be happier! Don't give up ladies!!!

BFP with PCOS

I am 29 years old and have PCOS. My husband and I have been TTC for 15 months now. In April 2011 we began fertility treatments for my PCOS. I was already taking the maximum dose of metformin even though I am normal weight (135 5'6). We tried 3 rounds of clomid (50, 100, 150mg) and each round was unsuccessful at even inducing ovulation. We then sought treatment at a fertility clinic. Our first round of injectibles, I was over stimulated and the cycle was cancelled :( This was by far (although one of many) the most disappointing thing that had happened in our TTC journey. Then for our next round of injectibles it was found after a post coital test that I had no live sperm present. We had an IUI with this round of injectibles right before Christmas. I got a BFP on New Year's eve, which turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. We decided to take a break from TTC because we were being relocated for my husband's job and we had so many other things to worry about. I had decided that we would not return to a fertility clinic until April 2012 after we attended my brother in law's destination wedding. However, something funny happened, in February, I got a period on my own. I hadn't had a period that wasn't induced by prometrium since we had started TTC, so I thought I may have ovulated. We moved right after this and everything was wild and crazy, but exciting. The first weekend in our new house, I felt a little pain in my left side. I took an OPK and it was very positive. I have had plenty of positive OPK's in the past though without ovulating so I tried not to get too excited. Sure enough, 2 weeks later, I got a BFP Au Naturale!!! We are cautiously optimistic about this one, but maybe it really is true - once you stop trying, it happens!

An Interesting Journey Full of Surprises!

DH (33) and I (31) went completely off BC last April and decided to let it happen naturally. But in June/July when I missed a period and was having "symptoms", we found out I had PCOS - and also realized how much we wanted to be pregnant. So we started actively trying, temping and using OPKs in August 2011. Every month I was having every symptom in the book, and every month it turned out to be a cyst (including a few super fun instances of ruptured cysts. DH was introduced to the world of intra-vaginal U/S. Lol) - cramps, backache, sore and enlarged BBs, blue veins, headaches, bleeding gums, metallic tastes, nausea - my body was mocking me! One month my BBs hurt so badly I went to see my OB, and she found a small mass that she wanted me to check out. So then I had an U/S and mammogram (yikes!). Thankfully all clear.

Anyway, I started traveling extensively for work, interfering with our TTC attempts. This month, Feb. 2012, was the first month I didn't temp regularly or use OPKs, so of course I have no idea when I ov'd. We only BD'd on CD7, 9 (twice) and 12, and then I left again. I usually ov between CD 11 and 13, but have 29-32 day cycles (so my "two week wait" was always longer). This time we used pre-seed on CD12. Because my temping was so sporadic, I *think* I ov'd on CD 15, later than usual. The only other difference is that we were really BDing because we felt like it and we had a romantic Valentine's Day (CD12!!) extended celebration, but weren't "trying." How fun that we can have a Valentine's baby? :)

SYMPTOMS
CD15-20 (maybe 0-5 dpo?) - I wasn't even paying attention, to be honest, because I didn't think we could have done it this month. I was out of the country, and first thing I noticed was (strangely) an unquenchable thirst for water. Starting from the minute I woke up. Yet my face was SO DRY. My nose was also painfully dry and bleeding. I chalked it up to dry air in Switzerland.

CD21 (6dpo?) - I randomly temped and it was lower than what I think my post-O temp was. Took note. Later that day I was having mild cramps and saying out loud that it was strange because my period wasn't due for another 9 or 10 days. My colleague said with a smile, "maybe something's growing in there." :). I shrugged it off, like no way.

CD22-23 (7-8dpo?) - I start noticing the breast tenderness. Say ow when something rubbed against it, and the same colleague made another comment. I started declining wine at dinner and went off coffee.

CD24 (9dpo?) - decide to humor myself and take a test this morning. At the time I really had no idea how many dpo I would have been (otherwise wouldn't have tested that early). BFP!!!!!! My first test in a couple months (because of travel), and the line came up clearly in 2 minutes on a FREP - no moving it around in the light too look. Thankfully, even though it was 7am for me and 1am at home, DH was up. I emailed him a picture of the test and then called and told him to check his email. :)

CD25 - The next morning (10dpo?) used a digi, and it came up "Pregnant!" The first test was on Feb 27th and I've continued testing daily (can't help it - that second line or that one word are so glorious!!). This morning the second line came up at the same time as the control line, as soon as the shadow passed it. Woohoo!

I got off the plane yesterday and DH and I went straight for my OB for beta. We get the results on Monday, but the assistant suggested we might be further along than we thought because we got such an instant positive BFP so early after my LMP - WHOA! Current symptoms are some bouts of nausea and headaches, cramping still, and BBs that are out of this world sore and at least half a cup bigger. - spilling out of my bras. I'm still having a really dry/bleeding nose. Baby dust to all, and prayers do work!

BFP w/ Clomid, PCOS, Spotting!

My partner and I have been trying to conceive for 17 Months! It has been a really long road and there have been many, many, many tears.
My partner was an adamant believer that it would just happen when it is suppose to happen... thus the reason I held out for a whole year before heading to the Doctors!

So after the longest year of my life had passed, in September 2011 we headed to the doctors for some initial investigations. Only too discover I have PCOS.

I was then referred to a gyn who then ordered further tests AMH level (Ovarian reserve was 13.5 which is below average for my age) and Hy-Co-Sy which showed a perfect uterus and tubes! phewww! Partner's SA was all within normal ranges.
I was prescribed Clomid as the first course of action.I was advised to take it days 2-6 and did so. Although I didn't go in to get the ultrasound to confirm ovulation (naughty I know!) But here I am first round of clomid with our beautiful BFP with FMU on 12DPO- on the 29th of feb! We are blessed!!!

BFP 19 DPO, PCOS, 1st Round of Clomid, 1st Month Trying

Let me start off by saying that the word INFERTILE is literally written on my file and I am just shocked to see my BFP so early. I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own. My husband and I assumed it would take years to get pregnant, so we decided to start trying as soon as I got diagnosed. Doctor put me on 50 mg of Clomid because she said I would just be wasting my time if I tried naturally. Boy did that work!

Also, let's talk about how long after my missed period that it took me to get my BFP! (I have no idea how long my cycle is, I just know via my doctor that I ovulated on Day 14 or so). Don't lose hope if you haven't seen that positive yet. Especially if you drink a lot of water and have a small bladder like me. It ain't over until your period comes.

Symptoms:
Ovulation: Only indication that I ovulated was a positive OPK 2 days before. No symptoms.
4-14 DPO: A myriad of normal PMS symptoms...most notably very sore bbs. We were on our honeymoon during this time, and I was complaining about hot flashes and swollen feet but we chalked it up as the altitude change. A couple of moments of car sickness, but this is nothing new with me. I am always car-sick. All BFN up to this point.
15-16 DPO: No period. Maybe I didn't ovulate. Cramping down there, maybe period is on her way. Still BFN.
17 DPO: All hope lost. Went to doctor for my new round of Provera and Clomid RXs and tested negative for pregnancy (urine test). I think the doc knew something I didn't. She said no Provera for a MONTH and take a preg test once a week, just in case.
18 DPO: Light-headed, nausea, a bbs are now really veiny.
19 DPO: I floss and gums are bleeding really bad. This never happens. I haven't peed yet today so I took a cheapie preg test. Is that a faint line? Research faint line and see on peeonastick.com that it MIGHT be positive. Run to Rite Aid, get a digital to put all false hopes to bed and HOLY CRAP it says Pregnant! I sob in the bathroom. Put test on kitchen table to surprise husband, he comes home and lays a pizza on top of it and doesn't even see it.
20 DPO: Take a cheapie, line is a darker BFP.

After having 27 years of assuming I will never have a baby (because I never had periods) here I am, all knocked up. I can't believe the luck we had.

Femara/PCOS/Hypothyroidism/Not Ovulating

Ok, my fiancé & I have been TTC for over a year, I was dx w/PCOS & Hypothyroidism, I'm on Metformin (2,000/day) & Synthroid (50/day). I've been checking my progesterone levels 7dpo & they were not good (4-5), so I was not ovulating, although I was getting a clear LH surge by a positive OPK. My cycles are pretty regular now, but since I wasn't ovulating I decided to try Femara (5mg on cd 3-7) this cycle, on my own, so no extra monitoring, except for my 7dpo progesterone check to see if the Femara helped. My fiancé has no children & we are unsure of his ability at this point, he is 35 & I am 32, I've had 3 successful pregnancies, 1 that ended in miscarriage, but all this activity was several years ago.

So here are my 2WW symptoms:

CD15: Positive OPK @ 2am (my schedule is way crazy!) / BD (didn't start before because he was out of town)
CD16: Counting this as Ovulation Day!
1DPO: BD Again:)
7DPO: Progesterone was 13.15, better, but not promising for BFP:(
8-9DPO: Noticed that it was uncomfortable to wear jeans, feeling bloated, but this is most likely due to Femara; having some little sparks of something in my pelvis area; a little on the nauseous side, but not seriously; starting to be a little more emotional than usual; having bowel movements more frequently, seem to be more towards the constipated side.
10-12DPO: I have had a little spotting (pinkish color in some clear cm) only noticed when wiping & only happened 1-2x per day, no more; a little more nauseous; a little smell sensitive; cervix is high; cervical wall seems swollen?; started using NPC & taking more Zinc; feel even more bloated also much more gassy than usual; BFN

So that's where I am at. Any thoughts, comments??? I will be back to update. Thank you! My prayers are with each & every one of you!

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