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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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MAYBE BABY?!?! BFP @ 9DO?! PRETTY SURE IT IS!!!

Hello to all!! This is my first post here on TWW. First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have kept me sane during these painful days of anxiety and doubt. All your stories are so beautiful in their own unique ways. My partner and I are TTC. This is our second cycle trying. This is the first time using known donor. I am 25, donor 27, and currently 9dpo. I have had some major signs of pregnancy for these last few days. Of course, I couldn't wait the full two weeks so I decided to break down and buy a FRER test. These were my results. My wife thinks I'm crazy and I need to wait. She might be correct but I know the rest of you can relate to my temporary insanity during these looonng days of waiting. Baby dust and blessings to you all on your journey. PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE tell me I'm not going insane and that you see this very faint line? I listed my symptoms below too: Pos OPK @ 11am on 6/9 - Thursday AI @ home @ 9:00pm Cramps on left side AI @ home @4:30 pm on 6/10-Friday Groin pain and twinges Cramps on right and left Notice on Clue that I ovulate on 6/11-Saturday Break out on chin Sore Bloating/constipation Tired SOOOO irritated with Sarah (DW) Gassy on 6/12-Sunday- 1DPO Still annoyed with DW Bloating in the evening Gassy on 6/13-Monday- 2DPO Bloating in the morning Extremely emotional (Orlando Shooting just happened Sunday) Borderline feverish but did get wet in cold on Sunday evening Sore but maybe from waterslide (I know...silly/careless of me) Twinges in groin and lower abdomen Pulls and twinges behind belly button. Mando (our dog) attached to me. Sits at my side. Food made me nauseous. Really tired on 6/14- Tuesday- 3DPO Peeing every 20 minutes (not exaggerated ) ADDICTED To spicy food this week Bloating and gassy Mando being affectionate again Pulls and twinges behind belly button again Almost period cramp feelings right before bed Very "arroused" on 6/15-Wednesday- 4DPO Hungry all day Worked late, got home, went to bed@ 8pm, woke up at 11pm and fell back asleep til 5:40am Noticed my skin getting dry- 6/16-Thursday-5DPO Cramps again on right side of lower abdomen Cramps continued on and off again all day Still fatigued Sneezing all day-6/17-Friday-6DPO Cramps subsiding Had an itch to deep clean the house-6/18-Saturday 7DPO Succeeded and had a rather large breakfast When Sarah got home, had a WHOLE pizza to myself. INSANE! Relaxed rest of the day and stayed up til 1am Woke up starving-6/19-Sunday-8DPO Ate everything in sight and started to feel constipated mid afternoon. Took a FRER pregnancy test...slight line. (See pic) Light activity in my lower abdomen Woke up easily for work-6/20-Monday-9DPO Feel slightly bloated DYING to test again. Might just wait til tomorrow morning. Thought of cute idea to tell DW....Starbucks drink with Mom-To-Be 2017 (She works for Sbux ;)) Getting SO anxious. Feeling CM a lot more. My lower abdomen feels harder, tighter...so strange. PLEASE HELP?!!! If you have read this all the way through, you must be just as obsessed as me. Love you all! <3

BFP after 2 years, pcos, low morphology

So I've never posted on a forum....just searched and read them for what feels like almost daily for the past 2 years and 1 month. I told myself (and I even made a promise to God and I'm not very religious) that if I get a positive I will share my story. I have had PCOS since I was 24 (probably longer but that's when I began treatment) so I knew getting pregnant would be hard. I suffered with horrible cystic acne and was on bc and Spironolactone for like 5 years until after I got married at the age of 30. (I'm 32 now DH is too) We started trying for a baby around May 2014. My cycle was immediately out of whack after stopping bc and my skin was too. Let me add I also have Hashimotos (hypothyroid) I started researching foods and diet and decided to go Paleo. I was very strict in the beginning, eating very low card,absolutely no dairy and all grass fed meat. My period and skin improved almost immediately. My face was more clear than when I was on the pill. Let me add by saying I have Lean PCOS so I'm not overweight which actually makes things more difficult. It was very difficult to be strict but I kept with it as much as I could. I let more things into my diet but stuck with dairy free and gluten free because that kept my skin clear and cycle somewhat normal. After a while my cycle settled around 36 days being the average length, sometimes 42 days sometimes 32 days. It was difficult to track my ovulation if I didn't pee on an opk. Which was expensive month after month because I could only interpret the digital ones. After a year or so of trying my husband was tested and it came back that he had low morphology. 1% to be exact. He tested again and it went up to 3%. His counts and all other numbers were fine. Tested neg for vericicole. I tried charting, my temps were all over. We would bd everyday in the fertile week, sometimes every other day...we gave it our all every month. My obgyn told me there is nothing more she could do for me. Finally we went to a fertility specialist who told us that because of the morphology we would most likely need to do IVF. She sent us home, gave my husband some supplements which included L Carnitine Fumarite 500mg 2 pills twice a day, acetyl L carnitine 1 pill twice a day, and a pouch of emergen c each day. After 3 months he was supposed to retest his semen, and after my next period I was to begin a million tests. A month before our apt I fell pregnant. I just found out last night. I truly believe that morphology means nothing and there is hope just keep trying. This cycle I was desperate and I pulled out all the stops. I tried everything I had ever read in a forum. I used the digital opk, mucinex during my fertile week, preseed during intercourse, andI bought soft cups to insert after intercourse to keep the sperm in (which was a nightmare and I couldn't get it out for a while. We didn't get a chance to bd the day after ov but did 2 days before, the day of and two days after. I didn't think I was pregnant. I had stopped drinking coffee two months prior and my boobs didn't seem to get as sore each month anymore so sometimes they did sometimes they didn't. Leading up to now every month I felt pregnancy symptoms so I didn't even want to bother testing. What I did notice was my boobs hurt again, they hurt earlier on and never tapered off. my nipples tingled. I felt very hot and very cold. I had cold sweats at night. I felt twinges in my abdomen. I finally tested at 18dpo and received a strong two blue lines immediately. I'm Still in shock. If I had to give any advice it would be change your diet, if you have PCOS you probably shouldn't be eating Dairy. Cut out gluten and eat low carb, sugar wreaks havoc on your ovaries. I love coffee but when I stopped drinking it my PMS symptoms all went away, and also weird pimples I would get on my neck/lower jawline. If your husband has sperm issues tell him to take the supplements listed above. And don't lose hope!!!!!!

1 year ttc (almost to the day!)

Hello everyone, I'm so happy and excited to be here finally able to share my story. On June 12th last year my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. We BD a couple of times and I was sure I was pregnant....then came the reality. Coming off the pill after 10 years I had forgotten my periods used to be non-existent. My hormones were no longer regulated and they were all over the place - I was all over the place. It has been such a tough year, I've had to wake up and take responsibility for my own body. My diet has done a 360' I no longer smoke and I exercise daily....the weight dropped off and this month my BFP finally happened! By DPO is my favourite sort of story so here goes: CD33 I ovulated DPO1 no EWCM today, after 8 continuous days.! BBT also raised, and mood dipped slightly so figured I had finally ovulated DPO2-5 really bad periodic cramping and gas along with - TMI alert - snot like CM. Slightly anxious and paranoid (hormones) DPO6 boobs start to get sore and I worry I'm out, isn't it too early for sore boobs?! But feeling very happy & balanced DPO8 more snot like CM and cramping in the night (hoping it's a good sign!) DPO9-10 Mega thirsty. More yellowy discharge with tinges of brown. DPO11 Now mega hungry! Getting lower backache, again worry I might be out...nipples still sore and is it my imagine or appear bigger...? DPO12 Positive on FRER the line was so beautifully pink I was so happy! DPO13 tested again on Clearblue get a 'pregnant 1-2' Good luck to everybody reading this, these stories are what kept me going through the lonely, dark times, I'm glad to be able to share my experience oxoxox

Pcos 34 TTC 18 months.. Praise the Lord!

I had been stalking this board so I wanted to share a success story! I was diagnosed with PCOS and had done a few months of femera with metformin without success. My husband and I decided to take a break from the fertility specialist. I continue taking the metformin. This past Friday I was a week late from getting my period. My cycles are around 35 days so I decided to take a test. It was just a dollar store cheap test but it came back with a light light second line. I decided not to tell my husband until I knew for sure. That day I called my doctor to get a blood test. They called me at 4 p.m. and my HCG came back at 78! She said you were pregnant! I am beyond thrilled! And so thankful. Lord's timing is so much better than mine! Praising Him for this beautiful gift he has put inside of me. I called the fertility office I hadn't been to in a few months and told them what was going on they were thrilled and said sometimes it just happens this way! Praying for all you ladies still going through this journey I know it is hard but there are all things He is teaching us along the way! This article encouraged me http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/biblical-encouragement-for-couples-waiting-to-conceive-11608040.html lots of truth in it!

Miracle BFP

I am so excited to be submitting my BFP story. My hope is that it will encourage someone else that may be going through what I and my DH have gone through. I am 35 and DH is 42. We have been trying to concieve for years with no success. This year, we decided to see a new RE and start over, since our past attempts did not work. I have PCOS, and do not ovulate without assistance, and DH has no issues. After having my cycles regulated by Meformin, I was able to move forward with Letrozole on days 3-7. Clomid did not work for me in the past, so my new dct prescribed Letrozole. For months we tried TI, but decided after the last BFN cycle we would move on to the IUI. I am so thrilled to report that after only 1 IUI, we recieved our BFP today!! Before testing, I had no sypmtoms. In fact, I had already began planning for IUI #2. I decided to POAS on a whim, because I wanted to see if the trigger was out of my system. Because I was soooo shocked about the + test, I went to the RE also for a BETA test today. The blood test confirmed that I am indeed pregnant! I am so excited and grateful that our dream is a reality. It truly is a miracle. It has been very challenging going through fertility treatments, but very well worth it. I want to encourage other women faced with PCOS or any other concerns to stay positive and know that IT CAN HAPPEN! Trust, believe, and keep the faith. Trust that your prayers will be answered. Its still early for me, and I'm still praying, but to know that after 4 years of BFN to get a BFP is a victory! Baby Dust to all of you and GL :-)!

BFP dpo 10 after first cycle of Letrozole + CoQ10!

So excited to have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 6 months now with a miscarriage in week 6 of our second month of trying. I have high levels of estrogen naturally, and my cycles are typically 36-42 days long. My doctor prescribed me Letrozole (femara) to take on CD 3-7. I took a Letrozole pill each night, 2.5mg daily dosage. Felt fine overall with no side effects except drowsiness which wasn’t too bad since I took it before bed anyway. Also, a friend of mine undergoing fertility treatment says her doctor swears by 1200 mg CoQ10 vitamins, so I’ve been taking that each day, too, beginning at CD 1. I ovulated at CD 15. 1 DPO: no real symptoms, BBT still low/normal 2 DPO: BBT rose, confirming ovulation as I expected about +0.5 degrees F. Had some cramping and bloating. 3 DPO: Had some sinus soreness, felt tired. 4 DPO: bloating, minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen; I’m assuming this was the beginning of implantation. 5 DPO: bloated again, and very minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen again. No implantation bleeding like I had 4 months ago when I was pregnant but miscarried. 6 DPO: more bloating, no cramping but minor indigestion/constipation. 7 DPO: bloating. Had my blood drawn to test my progesterone levels. Very thirsty. 8 DPO: bloating, thirsty. Progesterone levels came back great at 21 ng/ml (doctor said anything from 15 to 25 is great for supporting pregnancy in the uterine lining. Felt good about these results! 9 DPO: Some breast soreness in the evening, thirsty most of the day even though drinking plenty of water. I shrugged it off thinking that if my breasts were sore again tomorrow then I’ll take a pregnancy test. 10 DPO: Woke up feeling okay in the morning and decided to delay taking the HPT. Went to a friend’s bbq, and had extremely sore breasts by the late afternoon. Went home and took a HPT and got my BFP!!! I used the Clear Blue Easy with Weeks Estimator and it said I was 1-2 weeks since ovulation, which is right on. It’s still very early at this stage, as of today I’m CD 33, DPO 18. I’m trying to contain my excitement since I miscarried at CD 37-40 last time. It feels better this time with my symptoms getting stronger each day (ie more breast soreness, more food cravings, and I’m even welcoming the mood swings!). Also, I started spotting around CD 35 last time and had implantation bleeding, but haven't had any of that this time. Fingers crossed that it all goes well!

Rainbow/Clomid baby on his way!

I have PCOS and insulin resistance. My husband an I ttcd for 16months and of the last 4 months of that I was taking 1500mg metformin and finally fell pregnant with our beautiful daughter Matilda. At 40+1 she was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident.. Thus beginning our journey to getting our rainbow baby. I was taking 1500mg slow release metformin and began my first round of Clomid 50mg when I was 5months post partum. In total I did 4 rounds of Clomid with my last being at 200mg. Ovulated on CD 22 6dpo - sore nipples 8dpo- large amount of cm, crampy 9dpo - BFN, crampy, bloating, irritable uterus, nipples sore still 10dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, some stringy yellow tinged cm, boobs feel heavy and nipples still sensitive 11dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, felt like AF was about to arrive, increase cm from yesterday 12dpo - BFN, although a faint line an hour after I took the test. Temp dip. Positive opk? 13dpo - BFP, lower back pain and cramps I am now 23 weeks and having a little boy. Feeling incredibly blessed. Goodluck to all your ladies on this roller coaster of a journey! Xxx

BFP 15dpiui (first time) and i have PCOS

Just got confirmation from my dr now that my beta count is 103. I have had little to no symptoms. I'm not super religious but i did have everyone pray for us this time and kept telling myself i WAS pregnant. Below is the story i posted a few days ago... Hi ladies, I'm driving myself insane reading on the net and not finding what I'm looking for, perhaps someone here might be able to advise me... I have PCOS but everything on my fiancés side is fine. We recently moved and have been so busy unpacking boxes that we haven't really had time or energy for any intimacy (bad i know but it's the last thing on your mind when you get to bed at midnight and have to be up 5 hours later) We have been ttc for over 2 years (long story - changed specialists as a result). Our new specialist said we need to try iui and possibly ivf at a later stage if no luck with iui. We went for our first iui treatment recently, on d3 - d7 of cycle i started laradex for 5 days, when i collected my script the receptionist told me i must come in for a scan on friday 6May, on Sunday 1May i lay awake in bed wondering what scan it was, in the past i was used to a 12d scan but perhaps the new specialist did things differently. Monday 2 May was a public holiday here in SA so first thing Tue morning i called the specialists offices to enquire about the scan, it turns out the receptionist had miscalculated and i was meant to go in the previous Friday, they quickly squeezed me in on Tue for a scan. I had one follicle on each ovary measuring 23mm, he booked me in immediately for our iui. My fiancé went and made his deposit and i waited while they washed it. My concern is this: 1) we didn't do any trigger shots and 2)it had been approximately 2 weeks since we were last intimate (i know ideally it should be 2 - 3 days prior to iui so we were planning it on the day of the scan which is generally 2 - 3 days prior to the actual iui) We didn't get told the stats of his swimmers either before the procedure. They had a problem getting the catheter in and had to use a tenaculum (i bled for 2 days after). it is now 6dpuiu and i have had a uncomfortable feeling like AF is on her way since the procedure, besides that nothing except for a nose bleed this morning (i never get them) I'm not expecting this to be a successful iui, what do you ladies think?

BFP 10dpiui w/ Femara, Trigger and First Time IUI

Trying to keep my excitement at bay, because I know I need to stay cautiously optimistic. Bit of background- I am 26, DH 28. Married shy of 5 years. Diagnosed with PCOS around age 21 although I knew since my preteen years that I was different from other girls when I noticed my erratic period arrival and length (I’d get it 2-3x/year and would be very heavy lasting 2-3 weeks!) got on BC at age 18 – 23. Started using condoms knowing my body will need at least a year to recoup from BC pills and by then hopefully we could start ttc’ing. Not the case. I didn’t get my first period after stopping BC until 13 months after- NOT NORMAL. Went to OBGYN who offered Provera to start up a cycle. Did that a few times with ovulation monitoring with WONDFO test strips, never got a positive ovulation. Summer of 2015 I started seeing a Naturopath hoping to get my cycles going naturally. 6 months later and A LOT of money lost, my cycle was still all over the place with no positive ovulation. Went back to OBGYN who prescribed 3 months of Clomid 50mg, unmonitored, and said if I’m not prego by month #3, he would direct me to RE. Tried 1 cycle and nothing- no ovulation, no period. I knew and read this wasn’t a great med to keep taking and taking so I wanted to be monitored closely if I was to try it again. Friend offered me to check out a well-known fertility clinic in MD and surrounding states. DH and I got checked, all levels came back normal, hubbies sperm count came to 34mil with good mobility motility and morphology. All my levels and HSG came back normal except for the fact that I don’t ovulate. Clomid cycle #1 was 100mg for 7 days with Ovidrel trigger shot and timed intercourse. I did ovulate but BFN. 2nd cycle I was offered to try Femara. Did 5mg cycle day 3-7, but when I went in for follicle scans on CD 12, 13 and 14 the largest follicle I had was 11mm and wasn’t growing. Since my hormone levels were still very low, doc said I didn’t have to bleed again; we could start another medicated cycle as if I just started my period. So CD15 really turned into CD3 and I started femara again for 5 days. LADIES! I’m convinced the follicles didn’t grow the first Femara cycle because I was extremely stressed out at work at that time! Stress will totally affect TTC’ing! So, this second cycle of Femara seemed to do the trick for us! Oh, with the combination of IUI and trigger shot of course! Hubby’s count came in at 5mil post wash (I thought from just hearing that number we would be out this cycle because I’ve heard of couples having WAY more post wash and still not getting prego). Here were my day to day symptoms starting day of IUI (I was testing out the trigger shot starting 1dpIUI): Day of IUI Extreme heavy pains very low and close to anal gland - so weird! Periodic hot face 1dpiui Slept extremely well, very vivid dream. Gassy early morning & afternoon and continues thru the day, right ovary twinges, hot face 2dpiui A lot of sneezing, snotty, bloated 3dpiui Gagged dinner up, bloated 4dpiui Constipation, woke up to weird and really large very red mark on right hand hand 5dpiui Constipation 6dpiui Constipation, nauseous, sleepy 7dpiui Constipation, heart burn 8dpiui Right ovary pulling & cramps, extreme irritability and constipation, ringing in ears 9dpiui Itchy nipples 10dpiui Broke out on my forehead with never before seen red blotches after morning shower, cramps in lower pelvic area, ringing in ears, light lower back pain, first time I see a test getting a shade darker 11dpiui Extreme exhaustion- slept from 6:30pm-3am on couch (and I am NOT one to take naps), leg muscle cramps, first positive on FRER, NO NEED TO SQUINT! 12dpiui Darker FRER, darker Wondfo, Darker target brand blue dye test, appetite disappeared! 13dpiui (as seen in picture) all tests getting darker 15dpiui bloodwork level came in at 206! Norm for this day in the pregnancy is 100 so we are definitely prego! Early signs- Extreme cramp (felt like near anal gland) lasting 10-15 minutes about 2 hours after IUI Noticed BO changed / was really bad Occasional ringing ears throughout TWW Muscles would tense AF cramps 9dpiui-14dpiui Heartburn on and off What i did- Letrozol/Femara 5mg cd3-7 Ovidrel shot cd12 IUI cd14 Pineapple core cd15-17 Progesterone suppositories cd15-current Vitafol Ultra Prenatal daily Red Wine 4-5oz almost every day during TWW (not recommended but it’s what I did to pass the time and relax in the evenings) PRAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Luck to all you ladies! Praying for you all, I know this waiting game is excruciatingly dreadful! Hang in there; there are so many options before the expensive IVF! Look into fertility clinics- they are amazing and the docs have so much knowledge! WAY more than OBGYN when it comes to infertility!

Still in shock BFP

So I've been trolling this site here and there. I'm 27(March 12) and on my birthday I stopped smoking and drinking. I have PCOS and I have my period between 1-5 times per year. I had started birth control to regulate my periods and I actually stopped using my nuvaring after 2 months(worst periods ever!! Cramps were on a a whole nother level) that was in February. So, I also started to realize i was ready to have a baby. My fiancée of 4 years was all for it. I actually came to this site and read that fertility blend and preseed were a hit. So I started taking fertility blend on the first day of my last period March 24th, started tracking Any symptoms on my Ovia fertility app (five stars!!) and when Ovia told me, I started testing my ovulation with clear blue digital opk. I used digital after using first response line test but that was too vague for me. Light line dark line like huh?? Hahaha After getting flashy smileys on April 13th, 14th I BD'd with preseed on the night of the 14th and just laid there for an hr. I continued to test and I got a flashy smiley on the 15th and a solid smiley on the 16th!! I was so excited because u know PCOS is a tricky thing but I was actually ovulating (give it to fertility blend and curbing my diet, more veggies, lots of water, no greasy food). I also BD'd on the 17th and 24th but he didn't do inside. SYMPTOMS 1-6 DPO nipple soreness. Now like 2 days before my periods they do get a little tender. 6-10 DPO nipple soreness and just light cramps. Didn't think anything of the lightness because that damn nuvaring had given me the worst cramps of my life. I had forgotten what regular cramps felt like 11-14DPO took multiple preggo tests all negative. Thought I was out. Did go out for drinks with friends. Had multiple shots of tequila also tripped and saved myself with my hands. 15-25 DPO completely stopped testing. Now that I think about it I did start eating pickles and sliding by Dairy Queen before and after work. Stopped taking fertility blend, stopped tracking all together. No BDing. BUT nipples still sore and starting going pee in the middle of the night EVERY night. Vivid dreams. 26-29 DPO(May 12-15) light spotting. Thought it was weird because my periods are always heavy. Saw my last clear blue digital pregnancy test in the bathroom drawer after work. I wasn't even anticipating it like all my other ones and I look down and BFP!!!! I feel so puzzled! About to call and set up an appointment this morning. What worked for me? Fertility Blend, clear blue digital opk, preseed, not eating so much junk, exercise, and my Ovia app. Guys I hope this is real and good luck to all of you!!! The moral of this story is YOU NEVER can count yourself out, God works in mysterious ways. Like my fall. That could have ended things before they began when I saved myself with my hands (got all cut up). Gonna ask the doctor about the whole tequila thing tho...

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