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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!

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.

Thank you! And when you get your BFP with PCOS, be sure to send it our way!

Weight Loss and BFP with PCOS

I'm now 6 months pregnant and wanted to share with you my story for your BFP with PCOS board:

My husband and I had been TTC#1 for two years. I'm only 28 and had only a very mild case of PCOS that the doctors didn't think should affect my ovulating, but it did - I got my period maybe once every six months. I wasn't overweight, but was just over my ideal weight (I was 5'2" 132 lbs) and the doctors said my weight couldn't have anything to do with it since I wasn't obese. Anyway, we tried 4 rounds of Chlomid, unsuccessfully, and then I tried Metformin for 5 months. It made me sick all the time and my periods still didn't come back. Then, in Sept '06 we moved to a new city where I was forced to walk more often and I ended up losing 7 lbs in a month without even trying. I didn't change my eating habits at all. But, all of the sudden my periods came back (regularly!) and I found with an OPK that I was really ovulating. After just 3 months of trying with an OPK we got our BFP! I gave it to my husband for Christmas. Our daughter is due in 2 1/2 months.

I can't stress weight loss enough for PCOSers! No one, including me, thought it would make much difference since I wasn't really overweight to begin with. If I had known that was the key I would have made an effort to lose weight from the beginning. Good luck to all!

BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis!

I am so happy to say that I am pregnant - almost 9 weeks! I visited your site FREQUENTLY during the last year and a half TTC! I went through 7 completed IUIs and two cancelled cycles (due to hormone issues). I was taking a combination of Clomid and Menopur for the successful cylce (a variety of "cocktails" for the other cycles), also Ovidrel trigger shot. I also had a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling done 2 cycles prior to my BFP. I have PCOS and endometriosis.

I didn't track my symptoms by day, but I thought I'd share:

- I had hot flashes (not usual)
- I had dizzy spells (not usual)
- I had clear skin (I usually break out like crazy before AF)
- my boobs were not sore (they usually get really sore during the two week wait)
- cravings a few days after ovulation (usually I get cravings 1-2 days before AF)
- no cravings before expected AF

All of these things were abnormal for my two week wait, that's what made me think that MAYBE this was it? I got my BFP 11 days post ovulation - although, I was getting faint positives on the tests I bought from your site from 8 days past ovulation - I just didn't believe it!

Stay positive ladies, because it WILL happen!

Pregnant after PCOS & Miscarriages

Just thought i would share my story :)

I have had multiple miscarriages,

My first miscarriage was December 31st 2001, I was 8 weeks pregnant but i was told the baby had died earlier

I then had myself a healthy baby girl

My husband and i decided to start trying again in Novmber 2005 and i got an early BFP in late november, And December 4 2004 I started miscarrying, at about 5 weeks(ish), was told there was nothing they could do for me at the hospital after an ultrasound where they wasn't much to see and to just wait for a new cycle, well Janurary 29 2005, I went into the hospital in severe pain with bad bleeding, and was informed i was having a 12+ week miscarriage, and was told i had miscarried twins! Just at 2 different times

In April 2005 I found out again i was pregnant only to have another miscarriage at 6 weeks 6 days

In August 2005 I again found out i was pregnant and had another miscarriage at 8 weeks 4 days

I was getting very frustrated and was getting no answers from my dr's other than "It is normal for a woman to have up to 4 miscarriages in her life",(trust me that does not make a person feel better)

In early December i saw my Dr and she asked me what we wanted to do, I said we really wanted to have another baby, she started me on clomid and temping,

In Janurary 2006, I found out after O'ing on Clomid that i was pregnant again, got in for an ultrasound right away and found out i was pregnant with twins! only to have a miscarriage at 5 weeks 5 days it was Janurary the 25th

My dr just told me, wait 2 full cycles and then take clomid again, and try again

April 2006, I got pregnant again, and started spotting at work, left right away and went to the hospital, where i finally got a diagnosis! I was given an ultrasound which i had a intact 4 week 5 day fetal sac, but they discovered i had PCOS! I had no hormones left a week later, and went in for an ultrasound that confirmed that the miscarriage was complete.

I made an appointment to see my Dr and my appointment was on June 25th 2006, well on the 16th i found out i was pregnant again! I went in to a clinic right away to get a Progesterone and HCG tests.

Me beta for 5 weeks 6 days was 25, 590 and my Progesterone level was 22, which were both VERY good, I was put on moderate bed rest till 13 weeks and my due date was Feburary 3rd 2007, my baby girl came on January 25th!

BFP with PCOS (on Metformin)

Just want to share my TTC Journey. Hopefully it will bring some hope and encouragement for those women out there TTC who are frustrated and starting to feel like it will never happen for them.

After almost 5 years TTC and being mis-diagnosed or not really being diagnosed at all, I learned I had PCOS. I am a thin cyster w/no appearance of a typical PCOS patient and I am NOT insulin resistant. It took about 2 years of research on my part to finally convince a Specialist I had it and to put me on Metformin.

I was only put on Met after my attempts of Femara, Clomid, charting/temping, fertility injections and we almost did IVF but I just couldn't go through with it. Too many disapointments and I did not want a huge IVF failure on top of them all.

So, I started the Met in September of 2006 and slowly increased it to 2000mg by November 2006. Two weeks later on the 2000 dose I ovulated for the first time on my own since I've been a teen. Couldn't believe it! I did not get a BFP that time but sure enough about 4 weeks later I O'd again and this time....a nice, dark, fat BFP stared back at me after my TWW. I absolutely broke down into tears of amazement!

All this time and all it took was a diabetic drug called Metformin.....I'm still in awe.

I am 28 weeks today, pregnant with a baby girl and the happiest I've ever been.

My TWW symptoms were:

1 dpo - Ovary pain and very sore nips

2 dpo - Still had Ovary pain and sore nips

3 dpo- Nips less sore and a very nice temp spike

4 & 5 dpo- Nothing too much, temp still climbing

6 - 10 dpo - Actual glands under my armpits started to hurt and so did my whole breast. They ached so bad but not my nips and usually it's the other way around. Took an HPT on 9dpo and was negative.

11 dpo - Had the weirdest cramps in my uterus, sharp intense little stabbing cramps like I had never felt before but they only lasted 10 mins....about an hour after that came the lower back ache and it felt like AF was going to start. Also had implantation spotting later that day, very light pink on the tp.

12 - 14 dpo - BB's still hurt, felt HOT, was getting hot flashes and almost dizzy-like spells and still had slight back ache like AF was coming. Very gassy too!

15 dpo - No sign of AF so thought what the heck and sure enough BFP appeared on a First Response in seconds, nice and dark!

Thank you Lord for this miracle!

BFP with Preseed (and PCOS)

There's hope for those with infertility issues! I have PCOS and am taking Metformin. I was trying for two unsuccessful months on Clomid. Then, after a short anovulatory cycle (15 days!) with Clomid days 3-10 I think the Met started AF naturally. I Oed on CD17 and got lucky with a BFP! DH has low motility (male factor infertility) and we were told BDing wouldn't even work. Our IUI cycle was cancelled due to the Clomid not working and we already made a specialist appointment for considering IUI and then IVF. This cycle I had no EWCM and only one day of wet CM, so we used PreSeed. We kept thinking positive and tried our best. We are hoping for a sticky bean!

1 DPO: sore nipples, backache, creamy CM, low firm cervix

2 DPO: sore nips, fatigue, creamy CM

3 DPO: sore nips, headache, and cramps with creamy CM

4 DPO: sore nips, creamy CM, fatigue, and pimple in pantyline area (not usual)

5 DPO: sore nips, lots of creamy CM, backache, dehydrated feeling

6 DPO: sore nips, lotiony white creamy CM

7 DPO: no more sore nips, creamy CM and a tiny bit of super stretchy CM (never get this), dull ache in lower uterus/ovary area

8 DPO: headache, creamy CM, dull ache still

9 DPO: sore tongue (never happens!), strange dreams, creamy CM, slight temp dip on chart

10 DPO: sore tongue, strange dreams, backache, cramps, super light BFaintP on FRER

11 DPO: cramps, slightly darker BFaintP on internet cheapie and also was faint positive at doctor’s office, headache, nausea after dinner, fatigue hit me strong at night, creamy CM

12 DPO: headache, cramps, BFP on internet cheapie and FRER was a medium line, creamy CM, cramps, could hardly sleep last night, huge BBT temperature dip?!, lost appetite, fatigue

13 DPO: creamy CM, fatigue, cramps stronger at night, odd dreams, can’t sleep, temp went back up

14 DPO: dark HPT today PM. Backache, cramps, strange dreams and couldn’t sleep again, temps stayed put, no sore nips or boobs yet...

I decided I may not temp anymore since the dips worry me. The doctor wants me to take another beta at 15 DPO to check that my hormone’s doubled. Baby dust to you!

Surprise BFP with PCOS

Just wanted to share my story. After I stopped taking the BCP in May 2005, my DH & I thought we'd get PG fairly quick. Well nothing was happening and when October rolled around AF was a few days late, we thought this was it!, but alas BFN. Same thing in November, December & January. I had always been 28 - 30 days and now AF was coming at 38 - 45 days! In Feb, I saw my Gyno & she sent me for some testing & thought maybe it was PCOS. By April/May, I changed Dr.s & now AF was coming even later. One month was 65 days & I was prescribed Provera to make it arrive. My Dr.sent me for some tests & it was confirmed, I have PCOS. At first I was very upset, I didn't even have all of the symptoms & I was regular my whole life, and how could I be 32 & never have known that I had this?
Then I found a slew of websites of woman who were going through the same thing & I didn't feel so alone. Anyway - My Dr. had me on Clomid in July, Aug. & Sept. of 2007. Unfortunately each cycle was unsuccessful & we were advised to see a specialist. The Specialist suggested IVF for us. In November we took the IVF class they instructed us to take & purchased the meds.

We were prepared to begin our IVF cycle as soon as AF arrived in December. Due to the holidays in December, the lab would be closed for a week, so AF had to arrive before December 12 to do IVF before January 2007. We waited, & waited for AF to arrive & now it seemed we wouldn't make the cut-off date, AF was now about 5 - 10 days late from a 28 day cycle. My husband said I should call the office & let them know that we were late & wouldn't be in for the month of December. They wanted to prescribe Provera to bring AF on, so they sent me for bloodwork first.

The lab called me on my cell phone at work & said my bloodwork came back and.... I WAS PREGNANT! I couldn't believe my ears, just days away from beginning our IVF cycle and we were pregnant all on our own!

So here I am at 8 months pregnant sharing my story that it is possible to get pregnant with PCOS and no meds.

Good luck to everyone out there trying. Stay positive & stress free.

BFP with 50mg Clomid and PCOS

Here is my story with Clomid.

I'm 31 and have PCOS was trying to conceive for 9 months and started Clomid on 50mg days 5-9, first month my progesterone levels were still very low, so it was increased to 100mg for my second cycle, when I got the results of my progesterone levels again they were extremely high so I decided to do a test this was about 1 day before I was due my AF. I got a positive but it was quite faint, went away on holidays that week and did another test away, negative so I didnt know what was going on, I had terrible cramps in my tummy and felt quite faint at times. When I got home I went to my GP with my husband and got a positive result.

Its only 3 weeks so we are very anxious to get through the first three months. CD19 Ovulation day after getting positive on OPK on CD 18. CD 29 Got blood tests results very high progesterone. CD30 Did my first test and got a faint positive From 31 - 6, Cramping and feeling very tired and dizzy. Very sore boobs. Got positive from doctor and still feel great.

Thanks and best of luck

Twin BFP with IVF/ISCI after 12 yrs TTC

Hello there, just thought I would had mine.

I fell pg with DS at the age of 24, we then started for number 2 a year later. After 12 years and every test, being told I had PCOS and DH had low sperm count, clomid, giving up and deciding to just have 1......we then then decided with me at 38 to try again with IVF.

Drugs used were: Provera, synarel and Gonal F and then crinone gel.

Our first cycle was cancelled due to hyper stimulation (common with PCOS) and then we went again straight away.
We had an ICSI and with 18 eggs collected, 17 fertilized. we then had 2 put back..........They went in at 4 days.

In March this year I gave birth to two beautiful baby boys.

Hope it helps, best wishes to you all.

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BFP with Double IUI/Male Factor/PCOS

I have been hesitant about announcing this, b/c I am afraid of jinxing myself!!

After a year of infertility (PCOS and MFI after VR) we are pregnant! Tuesday my beta was 22 and the p4 was 14.7, then Thursday it went to 50 with a p4 of 21.3. We are in shock!!! We went through 4 cycles of IUI to get here!! This cycle we did a double insemination. The first IUI this cycle dhs total motile count was 1.2 million, and day 2 it was 6.8 million with a motility grade of 2!!! I had 1 or 2 follies. Although I have 2 pos betas, and increasing p4 and I have m/s I still think it must be a joke!!! I just had beta #3 drawn and I should get those results in a few hours.

Have hope ladies, I wasn't all to sure this day would ever come and now we have been blessed!!!!

BFP with Twins after Injectibles Cycle

BFP with Twins:

Well I just got my BFP today after my 1st cycle on injectables. I tested BFN @8 dpo and 10dpo (I was testing to see the trigger leave my system) and I got gorgeous BFPs @12dpo in every test I tried (including OPKs).

At 10dpo I got a few drops of pink but "sticky" CM and really sharp AF pains and my bbs hurt a lot less so I thought AF was coming.

11dpo I was awaken from a deep sleep by the cramps from AF.
All day I could cry at the drop of a hat. I was SO bitchy to hubby, virtually wanting to bite his head off.
I was sweating (still am) SO much I needed to chance my t-shirt. My whole body felt SO hot but I had no fever.
I felt so dizzy (still do) I thought I would pass out and I was seeing double. I didn't really want to eat but I was hungry.

12dpo, fluttering in my left ovary which is enlarged during to OHSS. AF cramps continue but are less painful and last only a few minutes. The pain from my ovary wraps around and is more like a backache than an abdominal pain. BBS hurt more.

I can swear the veins in my wrists are SO prounounced!
My hair is dry and wild no matter what I do. I have also grown so much more new roots and my hair in my legs grow faster.
My pee smells like male urine!! Yuck!
I am very hot and I am usually a chill-chick.
I pee every half hour no matter if I drink or not any water.
Everything smells different.
I don't crave coffee and I didn't get withdrawal headaches!! I am a coffee addict (though I only drink 2 cups a day, nothing excessive, I just looove my coffee)

What I didn't get and I almost always got in all my other cycles (this is the first time I get PG):
I didn't get the excess creamy CM I get right before AF is due. In fact I am rather dry.
I didn't get the "loose stool" I get before AF. (sorry if TMI)
I didn't get acne.

Hope this helps!! Now all I have to do is figure out how to stay PG

Many hugs to you!

About Me: Chronic annovulation probably due to high LH or as they call it, assympomatic PCOS. Tried every herb & pill & remedy, changed 3 doctors & finally got PG on my first cycle on injectables. Was very sick with OHSS but got my BFP!! CD14 shows at least 7 mature eggs. Lining 15mm on CD15. HPT (x3) on 26/3 BFP!!! Beta @14dpo 156.4 - Stick Baby!! Beta @16dpo 222, Prg 136. Beta @20dpo 1202.4!!! We have a sac and a disk @5w!! We have a heartbeat @6w2d!!! Baby measures right on target, heard heartbeat 180bpm, 11mm @7w 2d!!! U/S @8w 2d shows TWO babies!!