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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 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.

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
afterwards.
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!!!

BFP with PCOS

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 countdowntopregnancy.com)

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!

symptoms

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

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