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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!

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BFP with PCOS, clomid, glucophage and after miscarriage

I am writing here as I have prayed very hard to God to give me a BFP after my miscarriage about 6 month ago. God has really listened to my prayer and gave me a BFP yesterday!! Thanks to God. Hope this story will also give more hopes to people around me! I will give a brief background of myself. I am a mum of a 2.5 year old and had conceived the first one when I prayed in different churches in Paris, England and Barcelona. Doctor say it is very difficult for me to conceive due to my PCOS as my hubby sperms also had low count and poor structure.. I am on clomid 150mg and also glucophage for 3 cycles 2 month after my miscarriage which allows my cycle to become between 42-45 days. Used to be longer without these 2 medications. Btw, I am underweight too. I used OPK to try and detect my ovulation period and also BD as much as I can (once every 1-2 days) during the possible period to conceive. This month, my OPK was first positive on 30 Apr and hence ovulation could be 1 or 2 May. Assuming it as 1 May, 4dpo - a bit of sore boobs 6dpo - Left abdomen burrowing feeling in morning, Cramp throughout abdomen in afternoon 7dpo - Middle left abdomen slight pain for a few minutes 8dpo - Middle left slight pain in the AM for a few min; Start to have menses like cramp in the afternoon: tested BFN (with 15mIU sensitivity strip) was sad 9dpo - no more cramp, tested BFN but it became faint positive after 30 min (test time should be 5 min and not exceeding 15 min) 10dpo - test again and very faint line after 10 min so decided to do blood test at lunch time. Report came back as hCG level 98.7mIU! Was very happy and went to see Gynae in the evening. Gynae mentioned that it is still considered as chemical pregnancy and the sac can only be seen next week so will go back and do a scan next week! Will keep everyone posted on the updates! Thank you God for giving me a miracle!!!
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BFP 10DPO!

***BABY DUST TO ALL *** I hope this helps. We’re all different, so the more stories the better, right?! BACKGROUND Baby #1 CLOMID I had gotten married at age 22. By age 26 I was having trouble conceiving- Doc’s diagnosed me with PCOS. January 2008, I was prescribed Clomid. Took it January, February and by March we had kinda “given up” stopped trying so hard. And Bam! BFP, just shy of my 27th birthday. Healthy baby boy . C-section 41 weeks. 9 pounds 5 oz. 12/18/08 Babies #2 & 3. TWINS INJECTABLES IUI (DPO listed at bottom) Started trying again in 2011 on Clomid via OB. Few months nothing. Referred to fertility clinic... 2 rounds of Clomid at clinic/ being monitored/ 2 IUI's. No dice. March 2012, the 3rd and last try, we did injectable hormones in place of Clomid. I also did acupuncture before and after the procedure (it was upstairs of the Clinic), and at night I would listen to pregnancy mediation. It worked, just shy of my 31st birthday! Two Healthy baby boys! C-section 38 weeks. 6 lb 4 oz and 7 lb 4 oz. 12/11/12 My husband passed away when my twins were 6 months old. Last year I got remarried to a wonderful man, God -sent. PRESENT DAY For the last year I used OPK’s and realized that I DO OVULATE! I have erratic cycles.... I’ve been clocking all my physical symptoms for a year. I know my body pretty well at this point. I used progesterone cream to do an ovulation “shut down” and after that I ovulated every cycle! (not monthly. because it was sometimes 60 days. but every CYCLE). I have been taking Ovaboost and Fertile Aid. Womans multi, Viatmin D3, Glucomannan, Cod liver oil, Adrenal Health, Evening primrose cd1-O, PMS pill O-end. Stopped taking them last month just because it was getting to be too much... I hate taking pills and I never remember and i’m inconsistent. It also makes me feel like i’m trying too hard, and it’s too “in my face”. Twice in the last 8 months I got stuck in an annovulatory cycle, at which point I would take the natural progesterone cream and by the 8th day I would have a break through bleed, allowing me to start a new cycle. I was psyched I had this all down to a cycle! It may not be a traditional one but i was bleeding, i was ovulating, and i wasn’t in hormonal agony!! We used this as a method of birth control, seeing as though we weren’t trying for our own baby just yet. April 2016, we unknowingly DTD during my fertile cycle, as It wasn’t until 4 days later I got a +OPK. So we decided to just try that night too. What the heck, we thought.... it won’t happen that fast... I coincidently had a new patient visit with my OB during this week, to talk about my options, and just talk about my history. I was afraid she was going to be quick to tell me I need clomid. But she was super supportive of what I was doing, and she told me that as long as my luteal phase is 14 days --THEY DONT USE THE TERMINOLOGY LATE OVULATION--. She assured me that egg quality isn’t an issue, its if there’s a short luteal phase that’s concerning for viability. She did say because I am going to be 35 next month that if I do decide to use medical help, she would refer me to a clinic for safe measures. But I didn’t need that!!! Baby #4 ALL NATURAL BFP just shy of my 35th birthday! DD January 21, 2017 Tuesday (cd26): DTD <3 Wednesday (cd27): - OPK Thursday (cd28): - OPK, but darker Friday (cd29): woke up from a dream of a positive test, couldn’t shake it. +OPK second morning urine! Digi and POS all positive, took 3. DTD <3 Saturday (cd30): Assumed Ovulation Day. - OPK 1DPO: Good day, good mood, mild cramps but nothing too noteworthy (because of PCOS i’m always crampy-ish from O-AF) 2DPO: Lower left Cramping. Fertility Luteal Phase Yoga. NEW this cycle~ Acne, Gassy in addition to my NORMAL ~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, joint paints- pretty normal, neck-ache- maybe slept wrong. *progesterone cream 3DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night to pee- cramps on left when i went, but not a lot came out. Bloody snot- not abnormal. While doing yoga laying on my right side I got a sharp pain from my left side when moving to the sitting up position after 2 mins of holding uterus pose. NEW~ Gassy-ish last two days. ACNE! Like a teenager, Hungry!! NORMAL~ Runs- not too abnormal, light cramps, light backache, *progesterone cream 4DPO: DTD <3 Really gassy last night. Stuffy nose. Sleepless night DH up a lot. Hate the dog! So aggravated with the kids. Mean and sarcastic. I feel unattractive. NEW~ Thirsty!! Acne bad. Hungry. No discharging.... that’s odd for me. NORMAL~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, irritable *progesterone cream 5DPO: Tried to be calm today. the twins are just testing me. NEW~ Thirsty! Weird “after sex” odor down yander. Acne. Hungry again! Indigestion (maybe because i’m eating like a pig). NORMAL~ Weird dreams, impatient, light cramps and backache *progesterone cream 6DPO: (new moon) OBGYN appointment/ annual pap. NEW ~ Acne chin and jaw/ one or two new a day small white heads.

Over a year ttc femara works!

Hi all I have read the BFP stories on this board for months and thought I should offer some hope to those of you trying to conceive! I have PCOS and conceived naturally not planned 3 years ago when my daughter was 6 months old we decided to start trying for a second one, it wasn't that easy! We tried natural for 6 months and went to the fertility doc he recommended clomid. Tried clomid for five months did not ovulate even at the highest dose. I monitored my cycle using opks and went to my endocrinologist she upped my synthroid dose to lower my thyroid even more and increased my dose of metformin to 1000mg twice a day. Finally after trying nothing was happening, went back to fertility md and he prescribed femara 2.5mg cd 3-7 this is post o day 9 and I got 6 different faint but there BFP's. This cycle we also used preseed! My symptoms has been minimal the one thing I have noticed is starting post o day 7 I became very hot and I am always cold, we are talking hot flashes and running the AC all night hot!! I wish you all luck don't be afraid to go to a reproductive md, and endocrinologists also can provide a wealth of information and support for those with PCOS!

11dpo BFP after a year!

We've been TTC for one year, this will be my first pregnancy. I really didn't know what to expect and tricked myself many times into thinking I was preggo. This month I am! So. What was different? Last month I had a ten day regimen of progesterone to bring on period after a hemoraghing cyst threw my cycle for a loop. 28 day cycle. O was cd15 (opk lh surge CD 14,15, neg 16) O'Day: nstr 1dpo: bb sore. Nipples on fire. Not unusual. I have perpetually sore bb allbthe way till AF typically. 2dpo: same same, tired 4dpo: cranky, moody. Sore bb. Ewcm, which is odd. Backaches and headaches. Lots of gas! 6dpo: hungry hungry hippo. Tender aching boobs. Tingly almost. Thought I felt some weird boob shivering. Tired. More headaches. Creamy cf. 9dpo: neg preg test. One of the Amazon cheepies. Feel really sick. Flu like, aches and pains and dizzy. Sore throat. And no more bb pain. Or very little. This was my first clue! 10dpo: I know I'm sure preggo. But waiting. No bb pain, intermittent heart burn. Achy joints and weird energy. 11dpo: positive hpt! Fmu on cheepies. Confirmed with clear blue digital that puts me at two weeks from ovulation and blood test at doc with hcg at 25mlU. Nipples tender but bb not sore. Slight tugging poking feeling in left pelvis. Keep burrowing little chia seed! Metallic sort of taste way back in mouth. Almost as if it's coming from my gums. No facial acne, which I always get before AF, but I have a couple randoms on back. Creamy yogurt looking cf, distinct smell. Not fishy, just more. I hope it sticks. Will post updates!

2nd Baby on the way!

Hello, My husband and I have been TTC for three month, NTNP for about 8. Our son is 20 months old. I have PCOS so I spend a lot of time worrying that any moment my body will attempt to kick out the little one whose currently growing inside. But, I try to remain positive, and think about how well my first pregnancy went. There was a moment in week 8 of my first pregnancy when I got a subchorionic bleed, and I bled for a few days, but I took it easy, cut the stress and all turned out well. Hoping the bleed will not repeat with this pregnancy! But, that is not what you are here for. You are here for all those lovely symptoms. 1-5 DPO I didn't really feel anything. Some gas, definite cervical mucus present, but nothing abnormal. 6 DPO Mild cramping starts. I don't get AF cramps, so I knew something was up. 7 DPO More cramps. A bit irritable. Went off on a request from a co-worker, which is not unlike me, but this was totally irrational. I don't get PMS either so after the episode I was like, hmmmmm... 8 DPO Not much cramping, but the dreams I started having were insane! I never remember my dreams, and I was waking up with some ideas for weird, but decent movies. Mild boob tingles. Shortness of breath when trying to sing my toddler his nighttime songs. 9 DPO More dreams, some not so pleasant. I was determined to wait until further along to test, but I couldn't finish my mid-morning apple due to nausea, and I a---never leave food unfinished. Especially an apple. And b---the only time I get nauseous is when I'm really sick, or when I was pregnant the first time. So, I went to Target at lunch and got a 3 pack of 6 days sooner tests. Took one, and it was a very faint, but obvious in person BFP! I was so surprised it came up within thirty seconds. 10-12 DPO Yep,more dreams. Took a test with FMU both days each one darker. Boob tingles just slightly. No milk ever came in the first time around, so I never got bigger breasts anyway so I don't expect much from that area! 13 DPO Took test with FMU, and freaked out that it was a bit lighter, but forced myself to contribute it to maybe my urine being more diluted than usual. I always wake up in the middle of the night to pee, and that night I'd woken up twice for a dog emergency pee, and my own bladder. Luckily, my son didn't add in an extra trip! 14 DPO FMU again, and darker, which made me happy. Went to doctor to get blood work, and they confirmed. Shortness of breath during workouts now as well. 15 DPO to today(20 DPO)Since then it's been a lot of hip pains, more dreams---one was truly awful where I miscarried. I kept going, 'wake up, wake up, wake up.' Luckily, I finally did. I took a digital that day just to make me feel better, and to see the word show up with the weeks indicator. I have one more left, which I'm hoping will pop up with a 2-3 weeks instead of 1-2! I go back in tomorrow to recheck levels. Fingers are crossed that everything is doubling nicely. Congrats to everyone who got their BFP, and lots of fertile thoughts to those still awaiting their own. I am thrilled to be having another bundle, and can't wait to see my son being an older brother!

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops! I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP after my very first IUI

I didn’t think IUI would work wonders for us, let alone the first try. I have PCOS and hubby has low count. I took letrozole, gonal f and ovidrel. I started POAS 7-12 dpiui and got evaporation-like lines on day 15-16. Lo and behold, I got my BFP on 17 dpiui and was confirmed by a bloodtest. I couldn’t believe it. The line was faint but it was there. I am now 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and have seen the gestational sac on my scan yesterday. Hoping for a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Baby dust to all. :)
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BFP after 19 months ttc w/ PCOS and blocked tube

Hello soul cysters. Here is my story. I also never thought I would EVER post here. When I was younger, my cycles usually lasted 3-4 months, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter. I always have a good laugh at ladies who say their cycle length "varies so much" and then follow that up with "it's 28-38 days long." Really? I wish that were me :) Anyway, I never even realized anything was wrong. I was uneducated and the doctors never spelled out how much difficulty I'd have becoming pregnant. At some point, I went on hbc (hormonal birth control) and had regular cycles for those five years. I married DH in July 2013 and stopped hbc in September 2014. I didn't have a period after the withdrawal bleed for 4 months - in January 2015. I saw my obgyn and he ordered an HSG, diagnosed me with PCOS, and prescribed clomid for 3 cycles without any monitoring. The HSG revealed that my left tube was blocked - no fluid was able to get through. I cried all the way home. In the meantime, I'm making special trips to places like Whole Foods for natural remedies like maca root, vitex, and raspberry leaf tea..enough to cost a small fortune. I started using BBT and obviously discovered that I was not ovulating, and if I was, it was super late in the cycle like cd28 or cd36. I had continuous positives on opks that meant nothing as is typical of PCOS. I overanalyzed my BBT charts when there really wasn't any hope in it. I also joined a wonderfully supportive community - Kindara - and connected with other PCOS ladies. In April 2015, I had a consult with a fertility clinic. We didn't begin treatment immediately due to cost. We saved until September 2015 and officially started trying at the clinic. I also began acupuncture for fertility in August 2015. I stopped buying the natural remedies and focused on what my clinic and acupuncturist told me to do. I went through 3 timed intercourse/femara/ovidrel cycles = BFN. The 3rd femara cycle, all follicles were on my blocked side. I was devastated. Then, we did 2 timed intercourse cycles with gonal f, low dose hcg, and ovidrel = BFN. This brings us to January 2016. During the next cycle, I was forced to take a break because I had too many cysts..fast forward again to February 2016. At this point, DH and I decided we would do 1 or 2 iuis (he had no sperm issue so we had said no to iuis for a while), then take another several month break and save for IVF. We planned to start IVF around September 2016. But, IUI #1 with follistim, low dose hcg, and ovidrel did the trick!. BFP in March 2016...Beta #1 167; Beta #2 385. I'm also taking a prenatal, metformin, progesterone, levothyroxin (which I had to start doubling now that I am pregnant). I'm nervous and excited and hoping it's a sticky baby. I NEVER thought it would happen for us. I cried countless times over negative results, and over the stupid, insensitive things people say (I could write a book of these awful things!). Much love to all of you struggling to ttc with pcos and a blocked tube. I remember wanting to hear people say "never give up!" but I would also think...but maybe it won't happen. Just don't give up on your dreams, even if those dreams change over time. Never give up!! I was on progesterone so my symptoms may all be attributed to that, but I did have some lower back pain, bleeding gums, and different feeling cramps/bloating. Also, I did lose 20-30 lbs over the last year, but am still overweight (thanks pcos). <3

BFP cycle 4 with our first!

Hey! I'm 24, first child, TTC for 4 months! Knowing my diagnoses, I am surprised to be posting at all! I have stage IV endometriosis and PCOS, went through a laparoscopy when I was 20 and a hormonal treatment of Zoladex for 4 months. I was on birth control for 4 years, went off it when I was 21. My doctor advised me not to wait too long to plan our kids. She predicted that it would possibly take another laparoscopy and hormonal treatment before we get a BFP, and we decided that if after a year of TTC there wouldn't be a positive test, we'd go through these procedures. We began officially trying December 1, 2015. Doctor prescribed me to use folic acid for three months before TTC as to get ready, but I was very bad at remembering to take it. Same happened during TTC. Overall, I was just trying to live a healthy lifestyle amidst full time working and finishing my Master's degree, and keeping my expectations low, knowing the difficulty many women experience conceiving a child when having endo. I asked my doctor about the need to track O with tests, but she said to wait 6 months of TTC by regular BD during the middle of my cycle and told me not to worry, and just track my periods with an app and look for symptoms of O naturally. My cycles vary a lot, I've had 24 days to 34 days, the median being 27. Now, about our lucky month: February 28 - March 4: AF CD 7-8: spotting after AF CD 9: BD CD 11: BD CD 13: BD CD 15: supposedly had ovulation, as I had cramps. But not sure. BD CD 16: felt a bit nauseated, my stomach was quite upset. Suddeny it's difficult to zip up my boots. My legs are swollen. Strange. CD 17: felt as if I had just ran a marathon. Tried to nap during work, was unable to keep my eyes open, although I slept more than my usual 7 hours. Upset stomach and nauseated feeling in the evening. Usually go number 2 once a day, now I'm going 2 - 3 times. Getting annoyingly gassy. I'm happy my colleague is out of town and I can vent the room often (sorry!). Legs still swollen, and are still swollen now after a BFP! CD 18: I'm feeling beyond exhausted. Absolutely unable to work, although slept 9 hours straight. Have a difficulty just going up the stairs, have to take a break. I'm getting worried, maybe I have a flu or I'm sick? Still gassy and strange digestion. CD 19: things are getting worse every day. Can't sleep on my tummy anymore, because my breasts suddenly are tender and hurt. I have cramps, as if AF is coming early, but this is WAY too early. And the pain is strange, it doesn't last, it's like a quick, sharp pain, followed by a warm/fluttery feeling in the tummy. BD'd, but then I just fell asleep instantly. Extremely, unbelievably tired. Feeling sensitive, cried because I saw an old man play a trombone in the park. Still gassy and strange digestion. CD 20-25: Gassy, tender breasts, sudden, sharp cramps, light-headedness. CD 26: getting annoyed with what I thought to be PMS symptoms, decided to test one day before AF was supposed to come. Absolutely shocked by two positive tests with strong lines! Yay! I absolutely don't feel pregnant yet, but we're very happy! Hopefully the bean sticks!
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First IUI BFP 10dpo

IUI First IUI clomid days 5-9 two follicles one at 18mm and one at 17mm cd16 triggered that night 10000 norvel shot hcg and 36 hours later on cd 18 had IUI 25 million sperm post wash and great mobility! progesterone test cd25 was 14.5! also had great lining 10mm O/4dpo-Symptoms since ovulation. Sore and tender boobs on the sides, dizzy spells, bloated, very tired in afternoon and no energy, white CM and Vivid dreams. 5/6dpo-Cramping and very bloated super sore and tender breasts on sides and nipples very dizzy this morning starting to get tired and hungry 7dpo-More cramping and bloat boobs are more sore and tested out the shot I know I am pregnant also hungry again and more wet down there 8dpo-Very dizzy today and thirsty also boobs hurt worse today esp at night had light cramp and pulling yesterday and today and hungry More cramping and bloat gassy. Headache and very tired boobs still super sore had to take a nap very tired 9dpo-Boobs still very sore and still hungry got a bit of nausea and dull pressure in uterus all day also when i would get up I would feel a sharp pull and I only had that last time I was pregnant! Very tired In afternoon. Tested 10dpo with FMU and positive!!! 10dpo-very gassy insomnia and dull pressure. Very hungry Just want all the ladies out there to know it is possible to get pregnant! I've been ttc for 3 years now and have PCOS! Things I did this time was lose 20lbs and all my health tests checked out! Don't lose hope I never did! Hoping this is a sticky bean as I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks a year ago. Praying for healthy pregnancy! Baby dust to you all!
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