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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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TTC for 6 Months with PCOS

My DH and I have been TTC for 6 months but every month felt like the longest wait ever and until now there was little to suggest we were getting closer to our BFP. I do however feel that this month we made some changes which hopefully contributed and I wanted to share them with you as I have been an avid reader of this site and loved reading any suggestions other TTC couples gave.

I got diagnosed with PCOS by the doc this month though this came as little surprise - I suffer from acne and my periods were slightly irregular and on the long side - anywhere between 32-39 days and different from month to month. Finally getting the diagnosis made me strangely feel more relaxed. It was going to be harder for us but at least I now knew why! I started a treatment of acupuncture, starting taking Agnus Castus (tinctures) to regulate my periods, upped my dose of Vits B6, C and EPO and continued taking my prenatal vits. (Also made DH take some too!) And then simply relaxed about the BD side of things. No charting or ovulation tests. I fully expected us to be out this month. We barely BDed at all! Thinking back now I think perhaps only on 1dpo!! Told my DH this and so we were both convinced it was going to be at least another month for us...... this made us all the more surprised to get a BFP last weekend!!

Started with the faintest positive ever on an early test, even threw it on the side to start with thinking it was another BFN only to return 5 mins later to the faintest line. Did another the next day which was slightly darker and then the next day there it was a bold BFP!!!

No symptoms really this month (compared to other months!!) except the day after I was due to start my period and hadn't my boobs became very full and tender. CM also stayed white and creamy after ovulation but that was it. No nausea (yet!), implantation bleeding or cramps.. So there you go. Hope the little bean sticks! Keep hope - it will happen when you least expect it - take control of looking after yourself and everything else will fall into place. Oh, and if I had to put it down to one thing that helped us this month it was the acupuncture. Great for channeling positive thinking. Babydust to everyone!

BFP After Two Years With PCOS, Low Motility/Morphology, on Metformin and Clomid, plus Ovidrel Trigger Shot and IUI

My Husband and I have been trying for two years. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and he was told his Motility/Morphology weren't great. We did acupuncture together for four months, and took MOUNTAINS of vitamins and herbs. I've been on Metformin for PCOS for the entire two years, but we still hadn't had any success. When we were finally ready to take the next step, we did three cycles of Metformin plus Clomid and timed Intercourse. Still no luck. We finally moved onto IUI. The first cycle, I had every pregnancy symptom in the book, but did not end up being pregnant. The second cycle, I had almost no symptoms whatsoever, but my day 11 Blood Test level was 46! I went back on day 13 for another, and the Beta level was 118! I'm Pregnant! This morning, I finally got a BFP on a digital test, so I'm starting to believe it. : )

Timed Intercourse and Ovidrel Trigger Shot on Cycle Day 14
IUI on Cycle Day 16
4DPO - Odd, period like cramps, with slightly different feel today
5DPO - More cramps, gas
9DPO - Mild nausea from about 4:00pm until bedtime. Noticed I had been out of breath after climbing the stairs today and maybe three days prior. Not normal.
11DPO - Very odd, but I noticed that my nether region had been "beating" for days. This happens to me once in awhile, but never multiple times a day. It feels like I can feel a heartbeat in my vaginal area. Has anyone else experienced this?? Doctor called with a Positive Blood Test Result! Beta Level 46!
12 DPO - Minor stomach upset
13 DPO - Another Positive Blood Test! Beta Level 118! Medium stomach upset, and it gurgled all day. Some odd cramping too.
14 DPO - Positive Digital Test! Woot! (A girl waits her whole life for one of those!) ; )

No sore breasts, very little nausea, no exhaustion. I was sure I wasn't pregnant before my first Blood Test, and I am! : D 4 weeks, 1 day today.

My Best Friend knows, because she knew most details of our IUI process. We're going to see my Mom and Stepdad this weekend, and may tell ONLY them. Otherwise, we'll try to keep our mouths shut until Week 12!

I have my first Ultrasound on March 2nd, at Six Weeks, and should be due around October 24th! : ) Crossing everything I can cross and praying for a safe arrival!

Wishing you all much luck and much love!
Ellie

BFP 10dpo With PCOS

1-9 dpo : No symptoms at all - no pms
10 dpo: Pink streak on TP one time only. Positive on FRER - so light you can barely see it. Temp drop on Basal chart. Implant spotting. I feel fine.
11 dpo: Very light brown spotting all day, no other symptoms.
12 dpo: Spotting gone - normal yellow CM. BFP on FRER and CB digital. No symptoms.
13dpo: Normal yellow CM. HCG count 55. BFP blood test and FRER. No symptoms.
14 dpo: No symptoms
15 dpo: Normal yellow CM. HCG count 150. BFP blood test and FRER. Breasts are tingly and slightly sore and getting fuller like when you have PMS. Have lots of energy today.

This cycle I used 2tsp expectorant once a day in the morning up until ovulation. We did the deed pretty much everyday. Always elevated my hips after for at least one hour each time. I have PCOS and I'm on 2000mg Metformin and Thryoid meds & chewable vitamins. I tracked my temps all cycle long on fertility friend. I had a Triphasic chart with implantation spotting.

25 Months TTC, 1 Angel, 6 Months of Clomid, PCOS--BFP!

Miscarried Dec 09, actively TTC after that, dx'ed PCOS Feb 2011, Clomid started Aug 2011, BFP 9DPO Feb 2, 2012

1-3 DPO: nothing odd
4DPO: started getting itchy
        headache
5DPO: itchy
6DPO: gassy
       backache
       migraine
       itchy
7DPO: Temp dropped- implantation I assume.
       gassy
       woke up at 1am SICK ( I'm sure it wasn't related to anything though)
       dull sharp abdominal px
       itchy
       sore gums
       sore bbs
8DPO: took OPK bc I wanted to POAS- was rather dark. prompted me to use HPT (at night)-BFN.
       gassy
       bloated
       heartburn
       diarrea
       stuffy nose
       itchy
       sore bbs
       sore gums/ bleeding
9DPO: BFP using Wondfo HPT strip
       gassy
       headache
       bloated
       stuffy nose
       fatigue
       sore bbs
       heart palpitations
       sore gums/ bleeding
10DPO:BFP
       headache
       heartburn
       fatigue
       sore gums/ bleeding
11DPO:BFP- used WalMart First Signal $.88 brand
       heartburn
       fatigue
       slight nausea
       sore gums/ bleeding

BFP with PCOS and on a Break

We had been ttc for 3 months with MASSIVE BFN's. Now I know 3 months isn't a very long time but when you are ttc it feels like forever. Then I noticed my periods got more and more irregular which threw a curve ball in the mix. After stalking this site throughout that period I was determined to get to the bottom of this because I'm not a particularly patient person. DH is 34, I'm 33 and this year will be our 10th wedding anniversary. We had waited because we didn't feel ready and so for the first time in 9 years we felt now was the perfect time for both of us. This was the 'plan' so it was meant to go smoothly. Ha ha :-)

Anyway DH and I went to the see the Dr and he referred me for a scan, basically I was kinda insistent, but I got the referral which was great and now I just waited for the letter with the date of the scan. DH and I decide we would give it a break and just live for the next few month :-). In the mean time I thought I would give myself a kick start with a detox plan. I exercise regularly and I'm healthy but I suffer from cystic acne, nothing the doctors have given me has ever worked.

Anyway I went on a Lemon detox for 2 weeks (I wouldn't recommend this to anyone) I did this for me and I've done this before so I know my body can tolerate it. My scan was actually on the last day of my detox plan. I had both an external and an internal scan on the 18th of Dec 2011. With the festive period inbetween, I went back for my results to the Dr on the 30th of Dec 2011.

This is when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I started researching more on it and just trying to understand what I can do to help myself naturally. For my acne and to create a more alkaline balance internally I started taking 2tb spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in my water daily, once a day. I also started taking chaste berry tincture to help regulate my periods. So I was waiting for AF before I could start using OPK's again.

My AF was late by 42 days but with my history of 48 day cycles and longer I just waited and actually felt frustrated that this chaste berry wasn't working. My acne on the other hand was improving drastically. My breast had become heavier and tender but again this was nothing new, it happened every time my AF was due. Bizarrely last Friday after work, I felt rather slippery wet down there. So I thought ah well maybe I'm ovulating and my cycle is just being it's usual weird self. I used a Clear Blue OP stick and there was a smiley face :-) Ran downstairs to show hubby and we BD'ed that very evening, next day I used another stick and again smiley face, so we BD'ed again. But something kept niggling me so I started reading about PCOS and misleading OPK's and pregnancy giving misleading results. So the next morning when I work up, I did the OPK pee, stopped midstream and did the cheapee internet pregnancy test strip pee and within 30 seconds the internet cheapee, had 2 fat reddish pink lines..... BFP. The OPK had another smiley face. Confused and excited I yelled down to DH as I went down the stairs holding both.

Right we are going to the shops right now for a pregnancy test hubby said, already peeling off his dressing gown. It was 9 am on a Sunday so we had to wait until the shops opened at 10. So we bought the CBDT 2 pack just in case. Got home and had to wait till I need to pee. After peeing within a minute BFP showing 3+. OMG we were stunned we weren't even trying that past month which means we conceived over Christmas.

Just been to the Dr today and he reckons I'm probably 6-7 weeks pregnant. Crazy thing is other than my tender breasts I had no other symptoms at all. Maybe they were there but because of our previous disappointment and the fact that we were not trying in this cycle, I didn't even think about it.

I filled in forms for the midwife today so am expecting her call anytime from today and the receptionists gave me a Pregnancy Pack...OMG. Still cant believe it, but we are both sooooo excited and grateful!!

Now we know women with PCOS have a higher chance of miscarriage so we are praying this little bean sticks around.
The main thing I can think of is that the detox helped as I lost about 6-8 pounds before I was even given the PCOS Diagnosis.

I hope this encourages everyone else with PCOS, it will happen for you too.
********Baby Dust to all**********

My Big Fat Positive!!!!!

I cannot believe it - TTC since I got married in May, had a missed miscarriage in sep and medical management for this. I have PCOS and my cycle length varies - ovulating on day 28 one month, then day 20, then day 36. Never thought I would get another BPF! finally! today - 13DPO!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY - CANT STOP CRYING -

Here are my symptoms - not been fully charting/documenting all symptoms

Main symptoms: flu like symptoms 3-7 DPO.
Feeling of being 'wet' doing below despite having ovulated.
tired +++
feel slightly nauseous. cooking + for my hubby but not wanting to eat it my self - that is COMPLETELY UNLIKE ME!!!!

8dpo bfn
9dpo bfn
10dpo bfn
11 dpo bfn
12 dpo bfn

Today 13DPO - did cheap preg test but very very very faint line appeared straight away - thought it was an evap line. did another and it looked more faint.

Went out and bought digital clear blue - PREGNANT 1-2 WEEK!!!!!!!!! STILL IN SHOCK!!!

Hope baby sticks around!! worried as I have PCOS and don't want my progesterone levels being too low causing a miscarriage - I'm going to see OBGYN next week to discuss

BABY DUST TO ALL - I am a serial worrier - everyone told me I wouldn't get pregnant worrying - for all those who worry as well - keep praying - your dreams will all come true!!!

Bfp After 4 Years !!!

Wow can't believe it's really happening! Well what can I say , me and dh tried everything to try and help conceive turns out I have severe PCOS which causes me not to ovulate very often. Anywho after 4 years of disappointment we gave up in November 2011 decided we are lucky to have the one child already! Anyway here's a list of a few things that made me test, I can't tell you at what day what happened as I'm not normal and don't normally have 'cycles' but anyway

Tired sooooooooo tired having to have naps in the day
Very thirsty and a nasty taste in my mouth that would not go away
Couldn't stop eating! Never felt full though
Restless nights
SORE nipples now I mean just a cotton tshirt rubbing over them was agony
Lots of Ewcm sorry tmi :( kept thinking that I was due my period!
But what made me test was waking up in the night to pee! I never do that!
Done first test at ten pm positive then one the next morning positive!
Booking in with midwife next week!:) can believe it we had given up and I get my little peanut :D
Hope this helps and for the women who are always thinking 'let's try making a Baby ' try not to, just get on with it enjoy our time with your partner instead of thinking this might be making a baby an loosing the loving part of it ;) it will happen when u least expect it!:)

BFP w/ 1st Round on Clomid and Have PCOS

I'm so glad to be able to share my story with you ladies. I took Clomid on cd 5-9 and these were my symptoms...

CD 13 Felt sharp pain on my right side
CD 14 BD'd but I had pain after wards
CD 15 (I think that this was ovulation day) Woke up around 4 AM because I had cramps, I also had waves of nausea around 9 AM. I ended up sleeping until 3 PM that day but woke up with cramps again. Had lots of creamy white CM (So much that it was in my underwear). BD'd in the night and ended up having cramps right after we were done.
1 DPO woke up with mild cramping but had creamy CM but towards the end of the day I felt more dry. BD'd at night.
2 DPO Nauseous in the morning while brushing my teeth and had hot flashes all day along with a mild headache and sore nipples. I started feeling gassy towards the end of the day. In the night time I was laying down and when I got up I got big sharp pain/cramp on my left side.
3 DPO Woke up nauseous again and extremely tired. Crankiness kicks in later on while xmas shopping, nipples sore all day. Had sharp pains "down there" in the afternoon that continued into the night. Also felt dry all day.
4 DPO Had the feeling of fullness that you get when AF is coming, CM is dry. Cramps continue and nipples get painfully sore. Lower back pain started.
5 DPO Nipples hurt even more today and cramps still continue. Around 5 PM I was walking in my house and I felt something come down and so I ran to the bathroom and saw that a blob of CM was in my underwear (Sorry I know it's TMI). After wards I still feel dry down there. Went to bed with a headache.
6 DPO Nipples aren't as sore, felt nauseous while brushing my teeth. Feel bloated, work pants feel snug. Have mild cramps all day..
7 DPO Nipples still sore. Slept all day (woke up at 3 PM) but was still tired. 10:30PM my headache turns into a migraine. Extra creamy CM.
8 DPO Nauseous, migraine gone, nipples aren't as sore, constipated, when I would sneeze I would get cramps. Back pain shows up again, could barely sleep because of it.
9 DPO Bleeding gums while brushing my teeth. Felt so tired I got home at 1:30PM and fell asleep on my bed with my clothes on until 8 PM and still felt sleepy, back pain continues.
10 DPO Back pain and sore nipples (Feel like I'm out this cycle)
11 DPO Same
12 DPO BFP w/ FMU w/ FRER
13 DPO Another BFP
14 DPO go to the doctor and beta is 84
16 DPO Beta rises to 223

I'm praying that this bean sticks. After two miscarriages I hope that this third pregnancy will work out for us.

BFP!! PCOS, and IUI

I like many others have gone to this website daily to check other BFP stories and I can finally add mine!!!

A little history...married for close to 6 years, we have tried many other times but never with help. I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own. We have been trying now for 6 months with the help of meds (Clomid for 3 months, Femara for two) and procedures. Had a HSG in November, and this month was the second IUI....

This month...used Preseed with any BD around O time, and took Femara cycle days 3-7.

CD 14-Ultrasound-about 20mm follicle! BD that night with preseed
CD 15-BD with preseed
CD 16-+OPK
CD17-O-IUI (count was over 100 million this month-3 times as much last month)!
1DPO- BD with preseed
2-3DPO-nothing
4DPO-cramping while at the movie theater
5-9DPO-on and off cramping, horrible acne break outs (I just attributed this to my PCOS and being off the pill since July
10DPO-couldn't sleep so I get up early and take a test BFN, bummed even though I know its early, sharp pain/cramp in my right side (the side I ovulated on this month) while at work.
11DPO-lots of cramping, I'm sure AF is coming and I'm totally bummed. Thought I was full on PMS because I cried at work.
12DPO-woke up in the AM and thought my boobs felt different so I decided to test (CVS store brand), about to toss the test after 3-4 minutes when I see a faint line indicating positive!!! I yell to my husband and tell him we had to run to the store and buy more brands. Tested on EPT, and First Response all faint positives. Headache later that month.
13DPO-darker positive this morning still not as dark as I'd like, headache throughout the day and very sensitive to smells!
14PO-BFP on Clearblue Digital--The word "pregnant" is a wonderful thing!! BBs are a little tender, headache.

Blood work is on 16PO, so I hope all is well. I have probably taken well over 50 pregnancy tests in the past 5 years and I just can't believe that I finally have a positive one!

Baby dust to all of you!! I fully believe in prayer and had many ppl. praying for us! Keep trying it will happen, look at the other amazing success stories on here! Thank you to all of you for supporting me by being to able to read your posts!!

Thin with PCOS - Almost 2 years TTC #1 - BFP @ 10 DPO

I, too, have been a frequent, and I mean FREQUENT visitor to this site for a long time.  Every month I pretty much convinced myself I had all the symptoms...only to feel that same old disappointment when AF came along.  I would think of it as a silver lining, though, because having PCOS you know it's a blessing even to be getting a period every month, so at least something is going right, I thought.  But, still...that BFP remained elusive.  I began feeling like it really would never happen.

More background...I'm thin with PCOS, no hirsutism, ovulate every month, no weight problems, no insulin resistance, nada, just tiny cysts on ovaries and irregular cycles.  I was also told that my Prolactin was ever so slightly high, and was put on Bromocriptine, which I've taken for the last three months.

What I did different this month:

1.  Used Pre-seed for the first time (I had a LEEP procedure performed once and I notice I never see EWCM, so I began to think that may be the problem).

2.  Stopped drinking all alcohol and cut down on caffeine.

3.  Was fairly lazy, cut out my running, and switched to long walks.

4.  Prayed, by my definition.

5.  Continued taking Bromocriptine for elevated Prolactin.

1-5 DPO: I don't think I noticed too much besides creamy CM, mild cramping, and some slight breast pain on the side of the right.  Big appetite, which is fairly unusual.

6 DPO: Eating like crazy.  Very gassy.  My boyfriend was laughing at me. Begin to get really sleepy early in the evening.

7-8 DPO: AF-like cramps, breast tenderness, identical to PMS from the month before.  I get a nagging headache in the evening, and this is a big sign for me.  I was PG once before, but had an early m/c, and I remember getting a headache. Super faint positive on an internet cheapie in the afternoon!  I am not convinced. Crazy vivid dreams.

9 DPO: Same as day before, take another test, line is darker, but still so faint.  Dreams continue  I dream that I have a BFP on a digital.

10 DPO: Take EPT digital first thing in the morning - BFP!  Still cramping and sore boobs.  Headache continues, start to feel warm like I might at the beginning of getting the flu.

Hoping and praying that this one stays with us.  :)

**The really funny thing is that I was going to go in for an IUI next cycle with my RE.  She said to call her this month when my cycle started.  Instead I called her with a BPF**

Do not lose heart, life will find a way.

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