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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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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.

BFP with PCOS, Male Factor and after an IVF & FET!!!

I cannot even believe I'm typing this all out right now because I am still in such SHOCK!!!! :O  I'll start with a little of my history first!
I'm 34 and hubby is 38. We started trying to get pregnant in 2005 and tried unsuccesfully for two years before we went to a fertility specialist who informed us that I have PCOS (which i figured, my periods were always irregular and heavy) and hubby has low sperm counts (low count, motility, and  morph). The doc said our chances of concieving naturally were like 5% a month MAYBE. We did two rounds of IUI one with Clomid, one with Gonal F inections and NOTHING. Finally we went all out and in 2007 had an IVF cycle. I ended up with 6 beautiful grade A blasts...two of which we put in and on the first cycle I got pregnant with my son! In 2009 we tried for our second and did a frozen transfer from the same blasts we had leftover and I got pregnant with my second son.

Hubby and I decided to hang on to the other blasts leftover in case we wanted a third because I REALLY want my little gir. Well, the problem is its super expensive and no guarantee i'd have a girl etc. Also we are getting older and hubby is afraid it would be just too expensive to raise three kids etc.

Fast forward to this month. Hubby and I havent been *trying* but havent been *preventing* either...especially with both our issues. My doctor a few months ago at a routine GYN appt put me on Metaformin for my PCOS. She wanted to try it out and see if it helped my particular PCOS becuase I had been complaining about  my cycle being completely nuts. She told me it took a few months for it to start fully working and to "be careful" if we baby-dance because I *may* become pregnant. I of course, laughed at her considering all we had been thru to try to conceive naturally and failed. Oh baby was I in for a surprise! :D

This past month on the 29th of October (Saturday morning at 6am) hubby decides to get fresh and we baby dance. I think nothing of this as I had EWCM a day or two before and figure if I WAS fertile it was over. I was on day 14 of a 30-31 day cycle. On Monday the 31st of October very early that morning I feel crampy. Twingy, crampies like period cramps (this was at like 1am that moring when i went to bed) and i took advil to help me sleep. That day on the 31st I was at my doc and asked what ovulation felt like LOL! She told me i may have. So now I'm nervous of course, but not expecting anything. The week goes by fine and then I start to notice strange things: (assuming I ovulated on the 31st that Monday)

DPO 1- 5 I feel nothing. Nada. I'm  not looking for anything anyway so I wasnt really noticing.
7 DPO Its football Sunday and I have friends over. I'm REALLY feeling hot spicy foods. I eat jalapeno poppers and I NEVER eat them. I also had hot wing sauce and spicy ribs that I made for dinner and it's all tasty tasty. At one poin I'm wearing my regular bra and note that the girls are falling out a bit. They seem extra big and I even say to my husband that my boobs arent cooperating and keep falling out of my bra that day.
8DPO Still feeling fuller breasts, I note to my friend that I'm starting to feel pinchy, scratchy, scrapey feelings in my uterus like someone is scraping a knife from the inside. I go to my zumba class that night and feel crampy
9DPO I wake up that morning and just for kicks decide to take a Dollar Tree test. I totally forget to use FMU and use the bathroom first thing, but then catch myself and manage a few FMU drops of pee. LOL I do notice too that my pee smells funny, almost pungent like sausages LMFAO! Sooo I put the test aside and go about my business for 5 minutes or so. I casually pick up the test expecting NOTHING (as usual) and instead I see a FAINT line! And not the kind of line I have to like tilt into the sunlight or hold up to a bulb...I can see it from arms length. Im in SHOCK and in DENIAL becuase this has NEVER happened to me...i mean, a positive without already having prior knowledge there may be one. I take a second test a few hours later and BOOM another faint positive. I go in to my doctor and get bloodwork. She tells me the pee test i took at her office came out  negative but I show her my tests and she believes me.
10DPO I get my HCG blood test results back from the doctor and its a 5. Its  low, but she wants me back on that Friday (would be 12DPO) for another HCG.
I'm feeling crampy at this point and full boobs. I'm also starting to smell
things really intensely!!!


Wanted to share my story, as I have read so many of the other stories during my two week waits and they were so helpful!

We have been TTC for 6 months (am 29 years old), and was diagnosed PCOS 2,5 weeks ago: my cycles were very irregular and long (38 to 66 days), and an ultrasound showed multiple little 'beads' by my ovaries. I got a clomid prescription to start using in the next cycle and had a blood test.

Surprisingly though, the day after the visit to the hospital I noticed a positive OPK on CD19! Almost didn't buy in, thought it was some kind of fluke surge due to the nerves of the visit or something. But I had been temping, taking OPK's and checking CM since a month or three, and when I also spotted some eggwhite CM, we didn't take any chances :-). OPK's were positive on Thursday, on Friday I felt a bit weird / sick, and on Saturday my temp dropped. So all signs on green.

One week later the blood results came back and also showed an elevated LH (typical with PCOS), when I explained that I suspected ovulation happened the right after the consultation, they said that could also be the reason for the high LH. I had to wait and see what would happen.

So, I monitored for any signs starting DPO1, and was worried as I noticed almost nothing until DPO10! If anything I had a bit more energy than normal (woke up earlier in the morning, before the alarm even which is unusual for me). But besides that nothing much. Did an early pregnancy test on DPO10 which came out negative. I had been taking OPK's every other day which kept coming back negative - force of habit, but also to ensure I would not miss a second surge + the 'real' ovulation in case the former one was a fluke. (happened to me in the cycle before, had two LH surges). Temps were constantly high. On DPO11 I took another OPK, against better judgement, but it was almost positive..?  Took one on DPO12 again, which was definately positive. Started getting my hopes up as I read these things also pick up on HCG... Of course always better not to rely on them to see if you are pregnant, but it felt like a nice 'cheat' for a hint before gathering the nerve to do a proper test again. During the course of the day on DPO12 felt the smallest bit of tenderness in my boobs, almost put it down to paranoia.

The night of DPO12 had a dream about pregnancy tests, and woke up at 5:30 wanting to take one immediately. Woke my husband up, took an early test and TADAA!! BFP on DPO13!

Am very happy but try to curb my enthusiasm as it is so early and it can still so easily go wrong. But hope this gives some positive thoughts to ladies with PCOS who are afraid it won't / can't happen for them. It can, even without ever taking one Clomid pill!

BFP with mild PCOS and spotting

I hope my tips and tricks can help all you ladies get BFP's! I was on Diane 35 for 6 years because of mild PCOS and was worried that I might have been on it too long and it would deter my chances of getting pregnant quickly. We got pregnant on my 3rd month off the pill so any of you who have mild PCOS or have been on the pill a while can perhaps breathe a sigh of relief :) I also always get dark brown spotting for 4-5 days before AF is due, and his month a big red flag was that I didn't have ANY spotting at all!

My tips are (from changes I made this cycle):
- BD every day when ovulating
- Lie down on my back for 20 mins after BD, sometimes with legs curled up to help gravity ;) DH would put on a TV show for me to watch so kill time! I think this tip really helped!
- Avoid *hot* foods like nuts, eggs and too much chocolate (back home we believe the heat in some foods doesn't help the egg stay fertilized)
- Take Folic Acid everyday
- When testing early before AF, the digital HPT's give more accurate results, save yourself the stress of the cheaper tests that aren't as accurate!

My 2WW symptoms were: (please note I have a 26 day cycle, and I didn't chart my temps. luckily I knew I O'd on CD14 because I was at the gynae that morning for an ultrasound and she told me I'd O that night so to make sure we BD ;) I kept track of my symptoms through

2-3 dpo: slight nausea, thought it was just in my head
4 dpo: BBs felt weird and tingly, tired easily, and weird pain *down there*, nausea
5 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, breasts still tingly, sleeplessness, increased CM, nausea, also possible IB had pinkish blood when i wiped like 4 drops, mixed with white CM, vivid dreams
6 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, twinges in my abdomen, nausea, overall felt strange feelings in my abdomen/ovaries, like pulls and pinches, vivid dreams
7 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, same abdomen pulling and pinching, severe nausea at work, feel very blah, a co-worker thinks I'm pregnant, no usual brown spotting I get at this time before AF
8 dpo: take a HPT of Clearblue easy +/-, got BFN, very sad, feel very sure i'm preggers! same symptoms of abdomen pressure and nausea, my CM dries to a slight yellow color
9 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, same abdomen pulling and pinching, severe nausea, feel like there are rocks in my stomach don't feel like eating anything all day, abdomen feels full and bloated, weird pains in cervix as well, like twinges
10 dpo: take a HPT of Clearblue easy +/-, got BFN but don;t believe it, by now I am sure I am preggers, don;t feel hungry, still feel like I have rocks in my stomach, badddd nausea
11 dpo: (one day before AF is due): take a HPT of Clearblue Easy Digital, got BFP! Cannot believe it and scream and scare DH! Still nauseous all day but don't mind because I know it's worth it :)
12 dpo: Day AF is due: No AF, take another HPT to confirm :)

Baby dust to all you lovely ladies! xxx

BFP after one year of trying! :)

TTC baby #2, 5th cycle of Clomiphene on 150mg days 2-6 because of PCOS, used OPK and got LH surge CD 17, estrogen day 12 was 672 pg/ml and progesterone day 22 was 57.3 ng/ml

1-3 DPO No symptoms

4 DPO nausea and really heightened sense of smell (keep smelling cat pee that no one else can smell!), odd twangs in uterus, creamy CM, funny taste in mouth, CD 22 Progesterone level today was high but I had a little bit of spotting in evening (hopefully implantation spotting and not early AF?)
5 DPO odd twangs in uterus, thirsty and need to pee more, vivid dreams, creamy CM, funny taste in mouth
6 DPO lower back pain, thirsty and need to pee more, vivid dreams, creamy CM, high cervix, acne
7 DPO still high cervix, acne, lower back pain and thirsty (dry mouth) and peeing a lot - but no nausea since day 4, BFN first thing using Oracle Fertility Tests (say detect from 10mIU/ml hCG level so from 7 DPO). No sore bbs but hoping maybe with 2nd child you don't get the same sore bbs like I had with first?! Aerolas may be a bit darker - wish had taken pre-photos so can compare as can't remember what they looked like now....
8 DPO BFN first thing in morning. Just thirsty today and a little bit sore around my pelvic area. In evening got the faintest of faint second line on pregnancy test.... evaporation line or actual line?
9 DPO faint second line again.... Sore pelvic region - feel like I'm being stretched down there (tmi!?), headaches, sleepy, very emotional.
10 DPO faint second line but looking darker. Been hungry and tired with sore pelvic region again but not much else.
11 DPO Went in for bloods first thing - Hcg level 81! BFP!! :)

What we did different - used OPK TWICE daily and did LOTS of BD'ing around LH surge and for 48 hours after. Then I have been taking it pretty easy since O day - no overly vigorous exercise etc. Nothing else different.

I know what a hard journey it can be and I'm so grateful to be pregnant again. Some months I had symptoms that were pretty similar to these - but never as many at once. Baby dust to you all!


I finally got my bfp!

I have pcos and this was my third four of clomid. Ovulation days 1-9 I had no symptoms.  I didn't even know I ovulated. I had done opks everyday none came out positive and I didn't see on my chart that ovulation was detected! The. Day of our anniversary I saw on my fertility friend chart ovulation was detected on day 20. I was for sure I missed my chance until I saw that. My temps remained high. Then on day 34 of my cycle I had ewcm and my temp was higher. I thought oh no, my chart was wrong I didn't ovulate. Either way I wasn't testing till day 38. I started getting sore nipples around the same time, I just figured it was from ovulation. Then the sides started to hurt, not bad but almost like I was punched. I figured it was in my head and just cause I couldn't bare another negative I held out till day 28. Yesterday morning I took the test bfp!  I couldn't believe it.

So to everyone reading this don't five up hope! Baby dust!!!!!!

BFP against the odds!

We have been trying for over a year and honestly had given up all hope completely! I have PCOS, had adhesions in both tubes which had to be removed several months ago and I was ovulating only 2 - 3 times a year! Miracles do happen!!

I was on Clomid this cycle, and used pre seed as I had NO mucus at all. The symptoms were similar to other months, although the poking in ovaries were a little stronger and the nausea more extreme (although I did but that down to the Clomid)

1dpo - nothing - tinge to mucus

2dpo - Sore boobs (so I have def ovulated yippee)

3dpo - Sore nipples

7dpo - Creamy thick mucus

9dpo - slight tinge to mucus

10dpo -slight tinge to mucus

11dpo - Feeling a bit sick (put it down to Clomid)

12dpo - Had what I thought was an evaporation line on a cheap internet test,Cervix Mid and closed, brown/tinged mucus - impending period? Should be due tomorrow and normally I would be a little more 'red' at this time of the month

13dpo -Not much mucus - wetter towards the end of the evening. Constant strange pin prick tweaks all night
Massive nausea in the day time - easing off as the ovaries start to tweak in the evening, could well be the ovaries preparing to shed in time for a period Smelly farts - later in day!

14dpo - Blood tinged again! looks like impending period again Cervix harder later in the day
ovaries aching later in the day, dull ache, nothing like the pin pricked throbbing yesterday.

Felt very happy and content

15dpo - PREGNANT!!!! Waves of nausea and extreme excitement!!!!

Please use Preseed, I swear it did the job for us! We are so so so happy, good luck everyone, miracles to happen I promise, we were booked in start IVF in January

The wait was worth it! BFP with PCOS

I'm still in shock that I'm BFP!! With my first husband we ttc for 2yrs with infertility treatments due to PCOS and nothing happened and eventually I couldn't take the emotional toll. Now a couple of years later I am in a new relationship and this is our first cycle ttc and we got a BFP! I guess everything happens for a reason and I must have been with the wrong guy!

1 -3 dpo no symptoms
4 dpo slight pink spotting when i went to the bathroom and that was it- didnt think anything of it
5-6 dpo nothing
7-8 dpo cramping AF style with thigh cramping- unsual for me , gassy, vivid dreams
9 dpo light cramping, had to pee so bad in the morning couldn't make it to the bathroom on time which is not usual, vivid dreams
10 dpo  dizzy spells, bra feels uncomfortable, no sore boobs, emotional- cried for no reason
11-12 dpo no symptoms
13 dpo tired, had to take a nap - thought nothing of it since i walked/ran 5k
14 dpo AF cramps started back up- thought for sure AF was coming- did not feel pregnant, vivid dreams
15 dpo VERY emotional- cried at every little thing, tired- more cramping- thought for sure not pregnant
16 dpo sharp pains on the sides in the ovary area- dull/light cramping, tired had to take a nap, VERY hungry- not usual for me- I normally hardly eat.
17 dpo took FRER in the morning two dark lines within 30 seconds, slightly  nauseated, hungry feeling- stomach was growling at me all day, tired, sharp pains on both sides on and off which worried me,  boobs still aren't sore I didn't think I could conceive naturally! Never give up home, miracles can happen, Good luck and baby dust to everyone!

BFP After a year of trying 2nd round of clomid!!!

So I struggled with PCOS and gained about 30lbs and was struggling to get pregnant.  I started with Metformin for three months and nothing happend! Then I went to my OBGYN and he put me on Clomid 50mg and I didnt ovulate. Then he put me on 100mg of Clomid for the second month and ovulated!!  I had 3 follicles in my ultrasound two days ago which means that I dropped maybe 1,2 or 3 eggs!  We will find out in 3 weeks how many!  This is my 2nd child and had no problems getting pregnant with the 1st!

Here were my symptoms by day!
1dpo- 6dpo EXTREMELY CRAMPY!  Had a hard time sleeping probably from anticipation of knowing whether I got pregnant this cycle.
7DPO-  Still having trouble sleeping had a dream that I was peeing on a stick and it was positive.  Took a test and was BFN obviously way too soon!  I am still crampy, but I was super sleepy and exhausted.
8DPO- Cramps stopped had another dream about a positive test, so I tested in the morning BFN too early.  Exhausted, veins are really pronouced.  This day I felt hope after hearing I had 3 follicles!
9DPO- Still BFN!!  Still very crampy, and feeling quite nausous!!  Tried to drink a Red Bull and felt extremely gross after doing so and i have one everyday.  So this was crazy.  Very tired today.
10DPO-FAINT POS in the morning.  Crampy and not wanting sweets at all. Feeling gross still cant have my normal red bull.  Couldn't even finish it today.  Feeling anxious!  So I take another test late in the evening and low and behold A BFP no faint about it!!  Then I took a digital and it said PREGNANT!

Finally got my BFP after 5 long months! (with PCOS)

I can't even believe I am typing this right now... I'm still in shock. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!

I've stalked this site, like most of you, all five months, and it kept me sane. Thanks to all for posting their stories.

I dont always ovulate (I have PCOS) and my doc was about to put me on clomid next cycle! Funny how it works out like that... I also ovulate a bit late when I do (about CD 16 or 17). This time I felt the lovely cramps in my right ovary and told DH we gotta work it. We also had randomly (no planning or anything) BD'd the day before. So we only really only did it two times (which is funny cuz all the other months I was super strict about doing it every day during the fertile time!)

1-4 DPO: nothing
5 DPO: SO TIRED. Slept most of the day.
6 DPO: Even more TIRED, slept all day, and sore nips - tested BFN
7 DPO: still tired, though not as much, and really sore bbs - tested BFN
8 DPO: soreness of bbs have gone way down, though nips still a little sore, but still feel a bit disappointed - tested BFN
9 DPO: just sore nips (and only when I tough them), nothing else. Pretty sure I'm out another month. - another BFN
10 DPO: omg I felt REALLY sick this day. I mean nasty sick. Got the runs (sorry TMI) and super nauseous. had to stay home from work it was so bad. Felt super dizzy too. Thought I either ate something or was preggo. - still a BFN
11 DPO (today!): I was supposed to get AF today, but woke up with nothing. Decided to test on internet cheapie and nothing. An hour later came back upstairs and saw a super faint line! Thought it was an evap or something, so I help in my pee for a couple hours and then took three different tests including a digital and all were BFP!!!! YAY!!! DH is overjoyed too!! :D

I also had random symptoms like eye twitches and leg cramps. I had barely any (if any) cramping.

I know it's till super early, and I REALLY hope and pray this little miracle sticks!!! BABY DUST to all that want it!!!!