Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
1st BFP ever after 5 years ttc with IVF/ICSI!!
I never thought I would be posting my BFP story on here, there was actually a really low point in my life where I thought I might never be able to carry my own child. Here's my story...
My husband and I got married 9/12/2009, we were pretty young when we got married so we planned to wait about 1-2 years before trying for a baby. We decided about a year and half into our marriage I was going to stop taking birth control, I thought for sure I would get pregnant within that year. After 2 years we decided to get more serious and started tracking my cycle, another year passes and nothing. That's when I make all our dr. appts. to get checked out and all tests were normal for me and we find out my husband has extremely low motility. He made many life style changes in hopes to increase his motility and after a year nothing changes and still no BFP. We decide to go to our first RE and tried IUI a few times in the summer of 2015 all end in BFN...we're devastated. We were referred to our next RE at the beginning of this year and made our first IVF consult for May. We started our first cycle in mid June. I had my egg retrieval on 7/11- we got 14 eggs (OMG) and 11 fertilized. Only 4 made it to day 5, 2 were great quality and 2 were poor. We froze the two poor as backup and transferred the other two on 7/16. During my wait my boobs were super sore, definitely had cramping (that felt just like menstrual cramps) and I was super tired. I waited until 8dp5dt to take my first hpt and it was the first BFP I've ever seen!! The next 2 days got darker each day until my blood came back very positive. I had my first ultrasound 2 weeks later and saw BOTH heartbeats yes you read that right....we're having TWINS!!!
I honestly didn't think it was going to work for us on our first try so I didn't track my symptoms day by day but here are somethings I did that I'm pretty sure helped in our success: I meditated daily and stuck to my yoga routine as long as my body allowed, ate lots of healthy fats, fruits and veggies and limited the carbs and sugar, got a relaxation/fertility massage the night before my transfer, after my transfer I took 3 days off to just relax, I ate lots of warm foods and continued with my meditations :) I'm so so grateful and hope my story will give hope to someone out there that's feeling just as low as I was. Stay positive and keep the faith, I truly believe god put me on this emotional infertility journey for a reason. I will never take this pregnancy for granted and will always advocate for other women struggling to get pregnant. Opening up and sharing with other women really got me through some of my hardest days. Happy trails and lots of baby dust to you all Xoxo