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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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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!

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!!!

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