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IUI#2 All things are possible with God

Hello All,
Iam so thrilled and excited to announce I'm Pregnant.... (First time ever I'm got positive pregnancy test in 4years). I would like to Thank God for this special blessing in my life after 4years and I have been visiting this site almost 1 year now and it's gives so much hope to read the BFP stories.
I hope my story helps someone who is going through the same thing.
I and my Husband are married and TTC for 4years now and I was diagnosed with severe Pcos and Hypothyriod. I never had a period on my own I always have to take medication to jump start my periods. We are basically from India moved to USA a year and half ago for my hubby's work and back in India tired few things like clomid and femara and injectables nothing worked and Hubby's sperm analysis looked great and for me we got the follicular study done which showed my follicles are not growing to definite size and HSG done both tubes were clear. After moving to United States,I started workout and I lost around 15lbs and then we planned to start over the treatment and visited OBGYN and she did all the blood work which look good, however without wasting much time she referred us to fertility specialist and there doc gave us option of IUI and lucky charm second IUI worked for us and I also believe that losing weight had contributed much to my health issues to come under control.

Here are my symptoms

AF- 24th April

CD 3-7 Clomid - 26th April to 30th April

CD 15 First Ultrasound May 8th (2 follicles Right side 17mm and left side 14mm)

CD 17 HCG Shot - 10th May 9:30pm

CD 19 IUI - 12th May 9:30am (Husband's SC: 18millions)

CD 20-22 -1DPIUI - 3DPIUI - No Symptoms

CD 23-25 -4DPIUI - 6DPIUI - Sharp pains in left and right ovaries

CD 26-30 - 7DPIUI -11DPIUI - Light Cramping

CD 31 - 12DPIUI - spotting(Probably Implantation)

CD 32 - 13DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness,tested with Internet cheapie (not with morning urine) faint positive

CD 33 - 14DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness, tested with digital early morning and it said PREGNANT :)
( it was completely unbelievable and I was into happy tears)

CD 33 - 14DPIUI-Beta#1 - 94

CD 36 - 17DPIUI-Beta#2 - 267

Things I did different this time around
- after IUI I continued to laid on my back for 15 mins
- Hubby gave sample at the clinic (not like last time from home )
- hubby took fertilaid for men for just 10days ( just to boost up the count)
- excerised daily even after IUI (yoga and aerobics) Last time I just was relaxing the whole 2weeks

My first IUI failed but bingo Iam pregnant with second IUI and so grateful to God as I lost all hopes and devastated when my first IUI failed I thought this is never going to happen. But I believed and had faith on God,I just told God May your will be done in my life and left everything to God and boom!!the second IUI worked for us.. I just pray that this little baby bean sticks and to have healthy pregnancy. Please don't lose hope( I know it is very difficult if someone say this) but miracles do happen. I pray for those all who are struggling to get pregnant Baby dust to all. God bless you all

Still in shock....bfp at 13dpo!

Hubby and I have been trying for about 8 months now. Every month I thought "this is it", I was way off and so disappointed! This month we bd'd on all the right days but I thought for sure I was out! Here's my dpo symptom (or lack of) list!

0-12dpo- zero symptoms....literally zero! My boobs hurt a lot but that happens every month after O. On day 12 my temp dropped quite a bit so I thought I was definitely out and then before bed I saw a teeny tiny spot of pinkish brown discharge in my undies....thought my period was coming!

13dpo- woke up and temp had sky rocketed!! Took a dollar store test and it was faint. Went to walgreens few hours later and took a frer....definite line! Took another at 930 pm cuz all the cramping was making me nervous and it was solid!!

We are so so excited! I surprised my hubby with a father's day card and he was in complete shock! Things I did, in case anyone is wondering, used soft cups after bd....used preseed every time....and progesterone cream.

Love Clomid can't get prego without it!

This is my third pregnancy, hopefully I can keep this one. I already have a 2 yrs old from clomid, metformin, prenatal vit and preseed.

My symptoms are very bad mood swings, get mad/frustrated easily, can cry at a drop of the hat, but the dead give away are the intense tender breasts/tingling/itchy nipples in the 3 wk. By day 29 I took the $1 store prego test and got a faint positive. Then seven days later I took another test and it was two solid dark purple line.

I hope that by taking metformin, baby aspirin, progesterone, prenatal vit and folic acid 3x/ day I can keep this little bean bc I have pcos since I was 11. My regular Obgyn just give me birth control to regulate my cycle. I knew it was not normal so I ask my pc to refer me to a RE after a yr of trying without any success. One look at my ovaries covered with cyst he diagnosis me n help me take the rite cocktail of hormones to have my daughter.

Bfp at 9dpo!!

Woohoo!! After 9 long months got my first bfp!!! At 11am got a negative on first response, 7pm super faint on dollar store cheapie, at 930 good line on dollar store cheapie (veriquick), and 11pm super faint on first response! I am 9 dpo and do chart temps. I had Ib on 6dpo

PCOS, DH low Morph. Femara+Trigger+TI & IUI= BFP!!!

Hello Ladies! Finally posting my BFP story! It's been such a long journey and all women suffering from infertility are some crazy strong women!
I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teen (Me 31 DH 39) so I knew it would be hard to get pg when the time came. 5 Years ago we decided to try and after 4-5 rounds of clomid we ended up with a BFP and had our DD. Since having her we were NTNP for years before we decided to REALLY try again. This time I was referred to an RE and this journey began! Ugh how exhausting it is to be infertile! I did a couple rounds of clomid that I didn't respond to until he switched me to femara. After 5 medicated cycles we finally got it! Thank you science, thank you to my doctors and nurses for all the hard work! :) Here's how this cycle went:

CD 3 started Femara 7.5mg for 8 days (instead of 5 like my previous two femara cycles) so days 3-10. At my mid cycle u/s I had 3 good sized follicles (yay!) which is what my RE wanted from adding the extra days. I triggered on sat May 23rd and ovulated the morning of May 25th. We had our iui scheduled that morning. Here's my DPO:

We Bd CD 11- CD 15 (day of trigger) skipped CD 16, BD CD 17 day of IUI.
Ovulation Day! IUI - Pretty bad O pains, it was worse than the last two cycles.

1DPO - very uncomfortable from O, a bit crampy. No sensitive nips like I always get after O which I thought was strange.
2DPO - 5DPO Not much, maybe a little bloated and gassy.
6DPO - Trigger was pretty much out of my system already so I could trust my symptoms. I woke up feeling hungover! I had a headache all day, dizzy and fuzzy headed. My ears felt like they were going to pop. Maybe a little bit of nausea, gassy
7DPO - Holy Nausea Bat man! I had a quick wave of it as I was driving to work. Hmmmm.. I Got full quick after eating anything.
8DPO - Tired, bloated and gassy all day! Like I couldn't control my gas haha! oops!
9DPO - Finally My bbs are feeling something! I hadn't felt a thing until today, my right nip started to hurt like it usually does after O. Oh my!Sleepy, took a nap today, I never nap!
10DPO - Been having vivid dreams, I didn't think much of that since I usually dream. But these were different and constant. Feeling really full after eating and bloated.
11DPO - Bloated, gassy, Tender bbs and nips still.
12DPO - I was sure AF was on her way. Bbs are killing me! nips on fire! I was getting red dry skin on my chin which usually mean AF is close by. Annoying stabbing pains on my left side and some pulling. tugging behind bellybutton? Sleepy and heartburn.
Went out had a few drinks, I was sure AF was coming. Had an outburst at DH bc I was sure this cycle failed.
13DPO - BBS still hurt, cramps, pulls and twinges and super tired. Took a test in the morning bc what the hell!? lol And I was shocked to see a super duper faint positive! WHAT?! Dang Wal-mart cheapies.
14DPO - BFP with FRER!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Sorry This was so long! lol! I have waited a long time to post it! ;) I got my first beta (75) and I go back on Friday for another before I'm released to an OB. I'm so so so happy and wish nothing but the best for the rest of you ladies. Especially those dealing with infertility, it can be so difficult and frustrating. FYI I didn't relax at all this cycle, i was actually pretty stressed out. I didn't lay around all day after my iui, i went out and did some furniture shopping lol. I was on this site the entire TWW reading every story I could! I really didn't think the first IUI would work but it did!!! DH had a count of 10Mil and I had at least two mature follies rupture (maybe even 3!) Also I did use Pre-seed, Soft cups and I ate pineapple DPO 1-6. I'm wishing the best for all you ladies still waiting for your bfp and send you lots of love and baby dust!!!!

First BFP! 10DPO, first month using Preseed

I took my last BC pill in October 2014 while on our honeymoon after being on it for 4+ years and not having a period at all. It took about six months for my cycle to return to somewhat normal. My last cycle was 40 days. To my surprise, I got a +OPK ten days earlier than expected 5/28/15. Here are the symptoms I noted.

5/27/15: BD out of pure love (not something that happens often as we stressed ourselves out TTC every month at the first sign of +OPK). I was also very thirsty as I normally get around O time, insomnia.
5/28/15: +OPK, BD with Preseed, thirsty, cramps in the morning, insomnia, "bubbly" feeling stomach.
5/29/15: Insomnia, "bubbly" feeling in stomach, food cravings, slight nipple soreness, ovulation pain around 5PM, BD with Preseed
5/30/15, 1DPO: Finally got some good sleep at night, food cravings (normal for me around O), increased hunger, woozy, slight headache, nipple tenderness, increased thirst, moody
5/31/15, 2DPO: First night of very vivid dreams, increased thirst, increased hunger, moody, increasingly sore nipples, emotional in AM about dream of my mom's 14 year old dog dying, cried on the way to get my morning coffee just thinking about it.
6/1/15, 3DPO: Headache in AM, stuffy feeling "mucus in head", hungry upon waking (I'm normally not hungry until a few hours after being up), hungry all day, tired, headache, increased urination, went to sleep after work on the couch and slept from 7:30PM-11PM, nipples slightly sore, high sense of smell
6/2/15, 4DPO: Extremely vivid dreams, ~13 hours of sleep straight, head congestion, ready for a nap again at 1pm despite sleeping in until 11am, headache, moody, sad/depressed but unusually calm (I'm normally a person of very high stress. This calm has stayed with me until BFP), nipples barely sore, "fuzzy headed" like hungover
6/3/15, 5DPO: Gassy at 12:47am, slight tugs in lower uterus, did not sleep well, vivid dreams when I was finally able to get to sleep, first BM in four days, feeling out, left side pinch/twinges that almost feel like UTI, emotional, DH made a comment that BB's are bigger (this is what first made me think "hm, maybe" because it always seems to be when the DH makes a comment that ladies get BFP), sore nipples in PM
6/4/15, 6DPO: Vivid dreams, pangs and twinges around left ovary (side I O'd from), sciatic pain briefly while laying on the couch around 8PM, fell asleep at 8:30PM woke back up and couldn't sleep, irritable in early day (argued with DH), creamy CM that had a strange "sweet" smell, cervix soft, felt a weird sharp pain in my teeth?
6/5/15, 7DPO: vivid dreams, sore bb's throughout day, less creamy cm, not much noted until mild cramps in PM, short nap from 5-5:30PM (I have always been a nap taker but never this short without waking up grumpy and still wanting sleep), slight sore throat, smelly gas
6/6/15, 8DPO: DH and I went to our niece's birthday party at an outdoor park and Florida heat made me nauseous, picking up a 2 year old also put strain on abdomen so I couldn't hold her for long, my DH opened a bag of sour cream & onion chips a few steps away from me and I had to walk away they smelled so bad, bloated, sore BB's that seem bigger than normal, weird dreams, craving for soda, less appetite, small acne bumps on chest/face, deep pimple forming on chin, DH had open bag of trail mix in car and it had an unusually strong smell
6/7/15, 9DPO: started to experience slight nausea
6/8/15, 10DPO: Went out for lunch with my best friend and ate a whole triple decker BLT that DH and I usually split, that's when I thought something might be up. Metallic taste that seemed to come from gums when I tried to run air through the cracks in my teeth to clean out, tasted like blood. Came home to nap for a few hours, woke up to some cramps, thought AF was on her way so I figured I'd test just for the heck of it, very faint line on Wondfo HCG, I wasn't sure if it was my line eye again but something told me not to pour out cup of urine just yet while waiting for line, decided to dip in FRER and before I knew it I had a BFP, no squinting or anything :)

A few things that were different for me this TWW compared to normal- the soft cervix that also felt low, unusual amount of creamy CM, feeling of UTI that radiated to what felt like inside my vagina.

We are ecstatic! This is my first pregnancy and I feel like this is all I've been waiting for my whole life. Praying for a sticky bean. I feel very nervous but I'm trying to hide that from DH and continuously speaking life into my womb.

Finally BFP @ 13dpo after nearly 3 years TTC and endo!

I hope with my story i can give some ladies more hope especially the ones that suffer from infertility and endometriosis. I didn't know i had endo until i experienced increased pain during my periods (always needed a pain killer on the first day) and developing large blood filled cysts on my ovaries. The pain was so bad in 2012 and the cysts wouldn't disappear, a laparoscopy was needed and i was diagnosed with endo stage II. I was told to get pregnant right away, but it wasn't possible to start trying until half a year later. We tried for a year and i went to see a doctor and had again cysts. I was told my egg reserve is low and my ovaries are scarred and out of position, not directly under the tubes. Only solution is either IVF or another operation. I decided to go for natural treatment first. I started taking vitex, propolis, vitamins, iodine and folic acid. Also went on a endo diet, with the biggest change there to cut out gluten which seems to have a negative effect on endo patients as it's linked to celiac desease (gluten intolerance). I've always been a non smoker, rarely drink and don't like coffee much. So i've been taking vitex for not even 2 months yet, saw positive changes happening fast, my luteal phase was extended by 2 more days, so my luteal phase went from 10 days to 12. The cycle i conceived i was dry! I had no notable CM before ovulation, we used preseed the entire fertile window and it worked out, i got the BFP that cycle. Overall we TTCed for nearly 3 years.

Symptoms by DPO:
1-5 dpo - no symptoms really, not even sore boobs, just very very mild twinges in my belly here and there
6 dpo - I remember telling my husband about a butterfly feeling in my stomach, it was so mild i thought i imagined it
7 dpo - Fever in the evening, thought i caught a cold as there had been a chilly thunderstorm the day before, i got a bit wet and then we were in a restaurant with the A.C. turned so cold, i was freezing constantly. So i blamed that for me getting a fever.
8 dpo - Temp rise, thought it's the aftermath of the fever, stayed home from work to take a rest, felt exhausted
9 dpo - Big temp dig
10-11dpo - Temp back up, no real notable symptoms, i seemed emotional (cried at all movies i watched, lol ><), noticed i had no PMS this whole time
12 dpo - Period was due, no sign of it at all, no cramps, no PMS, nothing, no craving for chocolate, did a preg test and it came out positive, but was such a squinter, we couldn't believe it.
13 dpo - Took another preg test, line is visible without squinting, but still faint
14 dpo - Confirmed with a digital to be really sure, got a nice "1-2 weeks preg" and a nice visible plus. Symptoms start to kick in a bit: tired, mild sore bbs, frequent urination and hungry, stomach keeps growling all the time

Conclusion: I had overall no PMS symptoms or preg symptoms really, no spotting, no cramps. All i had really was an odd fever one evening and maybe that butterfly feeling in my stomach giving me a hint.
Never give up, it can happen! I conceived naturally with no help other than a healthy lifestyle and herbal treatment, although i was recommended IVF and/or surgery.

So excited now :-) Hope it sticks!!!

Good luck everyone!!!! You'll get there!

39, 18 months ttc, 1st pregnancy!

This is long, sorry!
I can't tell all of you how very very grateful I am to be writing this. THere were many months I didn't think it would happen! Being a mom has been my biggest hope and dream since I was a teenager.

My fiancee and I have been actively TTC for 18 months. In that time my sister got pregnant, and my best friend accidentally got pregnant with her 4th child. It was so difficult.

I have to say what I think really turned everything around was discovering Julia Indochova's book "The Fertile Female: How the power of longing for a child can save your life and change the world". It took me from throwing major pity parties to becoming the strongest I have ever felt in myself. I read her books, began writing down my dreams, went to her workshops, did imagery work everyday alone and with my fiancee. And most importantly, I listened to myself and did what I felt I needed to do. I was even able to throw a baby shower for both sister and friend without crying at all! :)

So here's what I did:
cut caffeine, Usana prenatal vitamins, fiancee on Fertil-aid, we both got in shape again, lost a few pounds, acupuncture, we BOTH ate a LOT more vegetables, cut out all white flour and sugar (with an occasional cheat cuz you have to live!) and did the imagery work. Also- infused my relationship with a lot of love, made a point to let little things go. TTC is so stressful and it can take over your life if you're not careful. The panic I would often feel was overwhelming at times, until I got a grip and made this a journey about growth, and made a commitment to become the healthiest inside and out that I could possibly be. Knowing I was on the right path really helped me.

I have read so many stories on this site that have given me hope, as well. THANK YOU! it was a big part of my healing, and got me through some dark times.

Symptoms? Really nothing yet. My period was supposed to start tomorrow, so my sore boobs and sensitive gums could be attributed to that.
I would so appreciate prayers, healthy thoughts, etc., as I know it is still very, very early!
Thank you ALL! And no matter what, don't give up! You will find a way to become a mom.

BFP @ 10 DPO, Cycle after Chemical

Hello Ladies:

I've been debating on whether to post my story but decided it might help someone out. I am 9w4d pregnant. I had my first u/s at 8w1d and saw my healthy bean with a strong heartbeat!

My BFP came the cycle following a chemical pregnancy. The chemical caused me to ovulate about a week late. Speaking of ovulation, I used the clear blue advanced digital ovulation test along with internet cheapies to confirm ovulation. I did not temp.

1-5 DPO - Nothing to report. Completely normal.
6 DPO - For about an hour I had cramps that felt similar to period cramps (maybe implantation day??)
7 - 8 DPO - Nothing to report. Completely normal.
9 DPO - Told DH I was positive I was not pregnant because I felt so normal. I tried to have a glass of sangria with my dinner and couldn't drink it. It tasted disgusting.
10 DPO - Decided I would take a test with FMU just to see. I'm a POAS addict. Faint line came up on internet cheapie and I thought I was just seeing things. Decided to try a FRER using the same urine sample and the faint line came up immediately. I seriously couldn't believe it.

I was super paranoid since I had a chemical the cycle before so I kept testing every morning just to make sure my lines got darker. I was beating the control line on FRER by 14 DPO.

So there you have it... I got my BFP (first pregnancy) with basically no symptoms. And still today at 9 weeks, I have very few symptoms. :)

Good luck out there ladies. My best advice is to use OPK's!

bfp 11dpo, hope it sticks!

As so many people, I've been a stalker on this site for months (16 months to be exact trying with hashimoto's and pcos) and these stories have helped me tons!

cd 3-7 clomid (2 days 100 and 3 days 50)
cd 17-trigger shot
assume i ovulated cd 18 even though this was the first time ever I didn't feel ovulation and even emailed my doc to see if trigger could've not worked (he said no).
8dpo- decided to test out trigger, saw the positive second line and couldn't deal with the thought of seeing it disappear so didn't test next day
9dpo no test, strange diarrhea in the morning/afternoon (very uncharacteristic)
10dpo again diarrhea. decide to test on frer and saw a line. doc says it could still be trigger
11dpo no real symptoms. tested on frer and wondfo and both show second line; went in to do a beta and it's positive! so the 11dpo was a real BFP!
12dpo very faint lines on wondfo, keeping fingers crossed that it sticks. second beta tomorrow.
so really few symptoms, except the diarrhea and psychosomatic fatigue (not actually unusual). Less appetite than usual, but that may also be unconnected.

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