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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.

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Exactly 12 Months of Trying, 1st IUI w/ Femara, Low Count, Success!

Here's my story to help others still in the process. It'll happen, just keep doing what you're doing.

Husband and I both are 31. Got off BC February of last year. Like many others I naively thought we'd conceive right away. In my excitement, I blabbed about it to everyone which later backfired as I kept being asked. Pro tip: Keep it to yourself if you can!

For the first three months off BC I didn't get my period which was very unnerving. Finally got it, after some acupuncture and vitex, and kept trying. Started temping- never got a clear chart. Gave up on temping. Tried ovulation tests which were hit or miss. More acupuncture. More BFNs. Cycles erratic. I exercise regularly, drink infrequently and in moderation, and started taking supplements like bee pollen, spirulina, B12, Vitamin D, baby aspirin. Friends got pregnant by blinking, had babies, talked breastfeeding and whatever, while I carried on living that BFN life.

In November I went to a specialist, was told I have mild PCOS i.e. I don't ovulate every month. Husband's count perfect. Started monitoring. Then December took Clomid which made me crazy and found out made my lining very thin. January Femara, BFN. Then February we decided to go forward with IUI with Femara because why not? Insurance covered it.

Trigger shot the day before then the morning of IUI my husband's count was at 2.9 million which the doctor told us was very low. They did it anyways, offering for us to go for second IUI at their other location an hour away the next day if we wanted to. We decided against it (didn't want to make it more stressful than necessary.) Evening of IUI I had a beer at a friend's birthday and then we had sex that night and again the next afternoon. Doc had me take estradriol to support lining.

Because of the low count I was pretty sure it was a no go this month. On top of that I had practically no symptoms (while other months I was CONVINCED we had conceived because I'd be feeling everything: sore breasts, tingling nipples, bloating, pulling, etc.) All I felt this month was like my period was about to start the entire week before the day it was due and I was PMSy af.

So:
DPO 1-7 nothing but some creamy CM
DPO 8 - very faint blood after sex. Mild cramping.
DPO 9 - Got anxious, took test, BFN. Mild period-like cramping.
DPO 10 - PMS, crabby, barely tinted CM, little watery CM
DPO 12 - PMS, slight sharpness behind bellybutton, wet but no spotting (CD27, day before period due.)
DPO 13 - PMS cramps. Sex, no spotting. Period due.
DPO 14 - Dark blown/black blood, not full flow. Figured it was my period, used tampon. Disappointed, drank a glass of wine with dinner, a beer later on in the evening. Later in the night realized something was up when tampon was practically clear. Hello implantation bleeding?
DPO 15 - Took cheapie wondfo test first AM urine. Couldn't believe I was seeing a second line for the first time ever. BFP! Took two more cheapies later in the day, both positive.
DPO 16 - And another, BFP.
DPO 17 - FRER two lines right away.
DPO 18 - Blood test at doctor's office. Confirmed!

Relieved and hoping the next part goes smoothly. We haven't told anyone yet as we're both still stunned. Also gonna work on the whole keeping it to myself thing for a while until we learn a little more about how this pregnancy is going. But thanks for letting me at least share here, anonymously, with all of you!

I know it's tough and can be a real mind-fuck with each passing month. Just remember you're a person first with interests, good qualities, and other attainable goals and that (hopefully) you and your partner like each other for reasons other than just becoming parents together. Good luck out there.

bfp with PCOS thanks to GOD and femara/letrozole

I am in total shock I'm here, honestly .. 12 tests later and I'm still in denial, it doesn't seem real! Just two days ago ,I was getting bfns!!!! Okay anyway,
Took femara 5-9 5mgs , I had 4 failed rounds prior to this round , but those were 2.5 mgs, I don't think I was responding the low dose.
This bfp was such a shock , I wasn't expecting faint lines at 9dpo!!!! We BD my whole fertile week! Only BD once daily. I never worried this month , and we had been trying for 2.5 years due to my Pcos , I had a healthy DD in 2010 so I had forgotten how pregnancy felt ...but honestly I kept feeling hopeful , I had tons of faith , I felt good about this month and prayed the whole month through , not one time this month did I feel out... Which eventually I had always felt out at some point in my cycles...but not this one..

Cd14 negative opks , BD
CD15 negative opks, BD
Cd16 negative opk BD
Cd17 positive opk BD
Cd18 negative opks, (Ovulation day) BD
1dpo no symptoms. Didn't think I ovulated because I had no pains or cramps ,just mild stomach digging (felt like AF was coming)
2dpo no symptoms , was still hopeful. Not worried.
3dpo Lotiony cm, right ovary twinges , even though I'm positive I ovulated from left ovary.... I that that was weird.. I remember describing them as ovary electric shocks or pulses. Didn't hurt...
4dpo watery cm , insomnia started ... All of a sudden I was up until 4-9 am , no sleep! And wasn't tired ...I thought it was from drinking Pepsi before bedtime.... But the insomnia continued for days after!!! (Weird for me) I usually get a night of insomnia the day before AF..
5dpo watery cm, insomnia again ...didn't fall asleep until 8am, warm legs.. Still hopeful
6dpo insomnia , didn't fall asleep until 7am...no other symptoms (I didn't realize insomnia was a symptom until I got my bfp and thought about what was different..)
7dpo insomnia , didn't sleep until 11am!!!! Stuffy nostril for a a hour ? (Still didn't assume pregnancy )
8dpo bfn !! No symptoms
9dpo atleast 6 reallyyy faint almost non existent lines , didn't believe them at all!! No symptoms...
10dpo lines are MUCH darker and no doubt about it , immediately thanked god a thousand times!!! Femara worked , god heard my prayers!!

Cloud 9

Hey girls I don't think I posted my bfp last ivf so this time I made it a point too.
6day blast transferred 2. That night of transfer the "ivf cold" hit ( I got this last time but I was like 12dpo )
1dpo questioning if it's a real head cold or "ivf cold" since it started so soon sneezing, coughing.
2dpo ivf cold continues , sneezing like crazy and occasionally when I sneeze it feels like my uterus is gonna rip open on right side for like 20 seconds
3dpo same as day before, ripping feeling when I have big sneeze or cough ( it seriously hurts as bad as it sounds) heart palpitations .
4 same as before, taking road trip DH peanut butter crackers smell horrible ( I normally like them) headache and nausea going around curves , tired . Start testing wondfo bc I'm Poas addict seen evap line.
5dpo headache, ivf cold continues but getting better, major sneezing fits, the tired is real! Got what I thought was. Another evap line wondfo -friend told me to use frer low and behold line!
6dpo head cold gone, heart palpations, tired frer darker, wondfo line still there but not much color realized I'm a idiot they were expired . So that's what happens with expired internet cheepies the color doesn't show, but you still get a line!
7-14 dpo lines getting darker , tired, heart palpitations continue.
15 dpo same as above but add nausea if I didn't eat constantly
16 dpo tired, heart palpitations beta 342!
Extremely different from my fresh transfer all I had with it was ivf cold, chest acne, and I was super energetic that whole pregnancy & I didn't get nausea till 8 weeks .
It's all the power of prayer these babies wouldn't happen with out him^^^^

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BFP 11DPO, PCOS, 30lb weight loss, First month using OPKs, No Symptoms

Praying this finds you all well! I will use bullets since that's the easiest way for me to think! All glory be to God that has blessed us with the sweetest Valentine's Day miracle!

Background:
-IUD removal Feb. 2015
-irregular cycles Feb.-Sept. (38-45 days)
-diagnosed with PCOS in the summer including high blood sugar
-October joined gym (began working out 4-5 times a week) and started eating better (less sugar and processed food, less greasy food and no caffeine)
-By Jan. I had lost 30lbs! Feeling great! Cycles were back to 28-30 days!!! and blood sugar work looked great
-End of Jan. we used OPKs for the first time and I actually kept up with my BBT

**this entire time I am taking a daily multi vitamin!

1-6DPO: regular progesterone symptoms, sleepy, creamy CM
6DPO (Superbowl Sunday): started to feel funny that night but thought my PMS symptoms were just about to settle in
7-11DPO: NO SYMPTOMS! I am normally emotional, weepy, crampy, spotty and crazy leading up to AF, and this past week was everything but. I actually felt great, just extremely T I R E D!!!

Got my BFP Friday 2/12 at 11DPO using afternoon urine. I only tested because my app told me so! I bought 3 tests thinking the first one or two would be negative. Calling the doc tomorrow (Monday)! Praying for a sticky bean as I have had 2 losses in my past.

My 2 sons (almost 6 and almost 2) will have a brother or sister come October! Prayers and baby dust to all.

Our first BFP!!

I m a constant stalker here, and I cant explain how comforting this site is, big thanks to all. Now to my story, I am 26, ttc 1year. I know how it feels to overlook every symptoms. Yoga kept me somewhat sane.
Jan 8 to 16 AF
Had heavy flow, I m on clomid from last 2 cycles and I have been writing all my symptoms.
Cd 14 -ewcm, bd
We bd every day during fertile window, I dont temp.
I got my BFP on cd 31, it was dark and 2 days late for af. I was afraid to test before.
Symptoms that were so promising were the goosebumps, I live in India and its not at all cold, I was surprised by this symptom and the other constant sore bbs, it never left me, I could also spot some new blue veins on bbs.
Clomid did the magic, I was diagnosed pcos at 20 yrs. Hoping for the best, need your prayers

BFP after 3rd round of IVF - No symptoms

We just got our second hCG results back. On 15 dpo (1/15/16) it was 176. Today is 17 dpo (1/17/16) and it came back at 407!

This is our third BFP in 8 months after 13 years of BPNs. The last two sadly ended in chemical pregnancies. This one feels a little different -in a very good way. I crossing everything I can to keep this baby healthy and growing.

Symptoms - I didn't have any symptoms that couldn't be attributed to progesterone.

9 dpo - I decided to start testing on because I had a ton of tests. I was amazed when my husband said that even he could see a line.
11 dpo (2:00 am) - We went up to the ER for UTI related pain in my kidney. We mentioned that we had just done a transfer so the doctor also did a pregnancy test which was positive. For some reason it felt more official coming from a doctor.
15 dpo - hCG 176
16 dpo - cramping every time I stand up or roll over in my sleep (normal stuff)
17 dpo - hCG 407!

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BFP for the New Year- after 2 years TTC w/ PCOS & early losses

This journey has been so long and so full of grief that it is only with the greatest amount of joy that I can finally share our good news!

Hubby and I have been ttc for almost exactly 2 years now. It took us 8 months and the help of Vitex to get our first bfp which ended just as quickly as it came. It was a chemical pregnancy with a beta of 5. We were really sad but excited it meant we could conceive. We got lucky 2 months later with another bfp. Another chemical.

We then started seeing an RE last January because we were feeling so desperate and wanted answers. It didn't take long for the doctor to discover that I have PCOS. Diagnosis was made on account that I had about 20 follicles on each ovary and irregular cycles ranging from 35-50 days and an off balance LH and FSH ratio.

I started researching online about PCOS and could only really find information about women who struggled with weight and/or insulin. I couldn't relate as I'm 5'5 weighing 120 pounds. I couldn't wrap my head around this diagnosis and moreover, had a really hard time finding any information on success stories. Anything I did find about women like me was that it was harder for us to get pregnant.

We started with the treatment the RE suggested in April of 2015 which was Clomid & trigger shot. We got pregnant the first cycle and guess what?! Another chemical…with a beta of 3. I was devastated. I lost a lot of hope that my body could do this. We did go on to try 3 more cycles, one with an IUI but all were bfn. We were emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. We were done trying treatments at that point.

By late August of 2015 we were talking very seriously about adoption and moved forward in finding an agency. As a last ditch effort and a "why not?" attitude, I asked my RE if I could give Metformin a try. I didn't struggle with insulin issues but everything I read online was very positive about women with PCOS taking this drug regardless of whether they had insulin resisitance. Thankfully he agreed and I started the meds (1700 mg per day). I only had side effects for one day and otherwise did just fine on it.

Fast forward to December 29th when I got a very positive OPK. Between all the family get togethers and what not, it made bd a little tricky but we made it work. We bd every two days, very chill, nothing like we had been doing before when we were actively ttc. At this point, we were going to be submitting our adoption application at the beginning of January when we got back a letter of recommendation from our pastor.

Well, that letter kept getting delayed and by Jan 7th, I was holding my first positive test. It was the earliest I'd ever tested at 9dpo and had a faint line on a wondfro. Told hubby that night but neither of us had our hopes up, we knew what faint lines meant. But in the back of my mind I knew it was early. Tested two days later on an FRER and had the darkest line I'd ever had. Two days later at 13dpo it was as dark as the control and I had nausea and aversion to coffee (my favorite). By 14dpo (yesterday), the RE's office called me with my beta results……218!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had been hoping for anything over 60 but 218, that was the confirmation we needed to hear to believe this was real!! I'll go back tomorrow to make sure those numbers double.

I have so much worry already about this pregnancy but I am holding onto the joy that my body CAN do this and that today, I am pregnant. We prayed a lot during this journey, obviously for a baby at the end of it but mostly that God would keep our hearts from becoming bitter. We never wanted to become blind to all the other things in life that we had to be thankful for. We used our time in "waiting" to draw closer to Him and to each other. If we had to do it over again, we would't change the struggle. The struggle amplified the beauty of this moment, right now.

Main symptoms in the two week wait:
-Sore boobs almost immediately after ovulation. The soreness started in one spot on the front under the nipples and moved to the sides.
-Aversion to coffee. Wave of nausea after drinking it about 8-9dpo
-Slight insomnia which is weird for me because I'm a heavy sleeper who can sleep through anything. Started waking up a lot throughout the night, started 8-9dpo
-Hungry non-stop about 12dpo-now
-Absolutely no cm
-Dog peed on the bed while I was laying in it, very uncharacteristic. Also started protecting me from other dogs

I wish you all the best in your journey. If yours is taking longer than planned, please never lose sight of the goodness in life. If you have a strong desire to be a mom and it doesn't feel like it will ever happen, know that God creates families all the time whether biologically or through adoption. Love is what makes a family.

BFP just in time for Christmas!

Hello ladies! I have been ttc baby #2 for 5 cycles and would stalk this site throughout them all to see if there were any symptoms I was experiencing that was similar to someone with a BFP. It's only right now that I have my BFP to share my symptoms for anyone else who may be looking to compare symptoms just as I was :) I am 32 and was diagnosed with PCOS with my first child. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid and I also took 500 mg of Metformin twice a day. Here were my symptoms:

1-4 DPO- Nothing really noticeable.
5 DPO- Irritable and very fatigued.
6 DPO- Irritable.. like even more short tempered (poor hubby) tired, and starting to experience some headaches throughout the day.
7 DPO - Still irritable, very tired - I am normally not a sleeper throughout the day but I am now barely making it through my work day without feeling like I need several naps. I am having to take naps on my breaks and lunches..headache. No tender boobs and I thought that was weird as with my other cycles I experienced tender boobs by 6 DPO and knew AF was coming.
8 DPO - Exhausted! While sitting at my desk at work I became very dizzy. This definitely has never happened to me with my other cycles! I did not want to stand up from fear of losing my balance because I was just that dizzy. Still experiencing some headaches, and some back twinges but not really painful. Still no tenderness in boobs! Weirdest symptom of all on this day was that all of a sudden I had globs of EWCM!! I only have experienced EWCM during my fertile week, normally on the days just before and day of ovulation so I was extremely confused!
9 DPO- Still experiencing globs of EWCM. No tender/sore boobs yet. Extremely fatigued and still experiencing some dizziness. Some shooting back pains but again, not really painful.
10 DPO- No longer experiencing EWCM. CM is now creamy consistency but there is more than I normally have around this time. Still tired and having some back twinges on and off all day. HUNGRY! Nothing I ate ever made me feel full. I always needed something else to eat on.
11 DPO- Finally starting to feel some tenderness in boobs, just on the sides. Tired, headache throughout the day. Still HUNGRY! AF has not shown up, so I decided to test in the morning if there is still no AF by the time I wake up.
12 DPO- Ofcourse I had a horrible night of sleep! Insomnia in full effect or it could be that my mind was racing just thinking about testing! I finally could no longer take it so at 2:30 am I tested using FRER and got a freakin BFP!!! I freaked out and could not believe my eyes!! Ofcourse, I tested again and again and again this time with some dollar store cheapies I had and all were BFP's too!!

I am now 6 weeks, 5 days pregnant and my symptoms have pretty much stayed the same. We shared the news with my family for Christmas and this was the best present I could have gotten! A few things I did not mention in my DPO's is that I did temp everyday and my basal temp stayed high but I know that the temps can vary from person to person so my high could be lower than someone else's. My temps would run from 98.25-98.45 with a temp dip on 8 DPO in which it was 97.98. It rose the next morning to 98.30 so I took it as that is when implantation was occurring and why I experienced the EWCM. I also checked my CP on and off throughout the whole process. By 9 DPO, my CP was very very high/closed/soft. I used OPK's and I did buy Pre-Seed because I read so many good stories about it but I don't think the Pre-Seed helped me conceive. I used it as directed with my last 4 cycles inserting it internally and nothing happened. For my 5th cycle, I only used it twice and this time I used very little externally and I conceived. Hopefully this all helps someone as much as some of the other posts helped me during my cycles. BABY DUST TO ALL!! :)

I'm convinced!! 12/10/2015

After 3 months, we got our BFP yesterday on CD 26... 7 times!!!! One digital was negative, but every line test I took (First Signal, Equate, and FRER) was positive! We used softcups every other night. My husband and I could not be happier, this is our first baby :) Ready to meet our little peanut in August! Praying everything goes well as I do have mild PCOS. I never thought it would happen this fast, but I have faith that prayers are definitely answered in time. My biggest symptoms right now are just headaches, frequent urination, nipples tenderness and craving Lays wavy potato chips and french onion dip. Is it normal to cramp mildly? Prayers and good luck to all TTC, just have faith!

Finally after a year and half

So being that I have PCOS, I knew it would be difficult to temp, chart and then really get down to the nitty gritty on time. My OB told me that OPK kits don't really work for me due to my Progesterone not doing what it normally should. I thought I would share my symptoms by day.

1-5 DPO-> Not really any symptoms other than my boobs started to become sore.
6 DPO-> Tested (bad girl), I knew it would be too early as implantation doesn't happen until 12-16 DPO but I had the urge. Guess what? BFP with the Dollar General Store Brand. Dark line too. I was told these were super sensitive by my OB. Didn't realize it was THAT sensitive. Still didn't get my hopes up though.
7 DPO-> Another BFP with the Dollar General Brand. That's when I called my doctor for a blood and urine test. I was really feeling any discomfort. Just really tired.
8-12 DPO-Sore Boobs, VERY TIRED, a little Nauseous, acne (which usually doesn't happen before AF), Nipples feel like they're sunburned, very gassy, and bloated.
13 DPO- Tested Negative Blood at Hospital. SO FRUSTRATED. Wanted to test but held out for my missed period.
14 & 15 DPO- Napping all day, Boobs hurt to where I can't even touch them, gassy, very bloated, NO AF.
16 DPO- Tested because I am now 2 days late. BFP on FRER at HEB at 4 PM. I surely thought it wouldn't show because it was diluted. Within 30 seconds it was positive. Took another one 20 minutes later and another BFP and it was DARKER.
17 DPO-> Another BFP at noon with again ANOTHER diluted bladder full of urine. Needless to say I will be going back to the doctor on Monday to get more blood done.

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