Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Can't believe it!
This is my first post, but I've been stalking these boards for a while. I swore that I would post once I got a BFP, because the positive stories on here helped me so much over the last two weeks. Today I FINALLY got the positive call and subsequently the double lines (I just had to see those darned double lines after soooo many single lines)!!
I'm 35, trying for a little over 2 years. For about 1.5 yrs, we tried naturally, doing everything we could, to no avail. Infertility is unexplained. We chose to go straight to IVF.
I ended up with 15 eggs, of which 8 made it to 5 day blasts with ICSI. After PGS, we ended up with 3 healthy embryos for FET. We transferred 1 at a time and were so lucky to be successful with the first implantation.
Meds post implantation: Progesterone in Ethyl Oleate 1mL daily, baby aspirin, prenatals (Zahler with DHC), Estrace taken vaginally.
I was not allowed to exercise at all (including yoga or pilates / anything using core). I was advised to eat as if I'm pregnant (not in quantity, but no alcohol, etc.)
Here were my symptoms throughout the TWW:
-Constant constipation and hemorrhoids (sorry TMI)
-During the first few days, experienced mild headaches
-Bloating and random ovary aches that felt exactly like my period was coming
-Soooo tired. I normally feel very rested after 7 hours. I have been sleeping 9+ hours and still feel tired.
-Moodiness and crying over little things
-Gained several lbs the first week on Progesterone but lost it by the end of the two weeks
-A few twinges of lightning crotch
-For the first several days, the progesterone shots in the glutes made me terribly sore, but things got better after we: iced the area for 5 minutes, warmed up the syringe (tucked in waistband) for 5 minutes, and massaged the area for 5 minutes
I did NOT have:
Yesterday night, the night before my first beta HcG test, I didn't sleep a wink, and this board was what got me through it. Today I got the call with 194 mIU/ml. Good luck to everyone out there! Thanks for getting me through this! Praying everything keeps moving normally.