Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
1st IVF = My Rainbow
Just a little background on me. Me and DH started NTNP in June 2015 but didn't start officially trying until Aug 2015. Between then and today, we've had 1 ectopic that resulted in me losing my right tube, 1 ectopic that couldn't be found (managed with MTX) and 1 chemical pregnancy all within a year. We decided to seek a Fertility Specialist and had a HSG right before the chemical in which my left tube was clear and fluid moved through rather quickly. After months of monitoring ovulation and attempting IUIs, we discovered that my left ovary was lazy and I had O'ed on from my right 4 months in a row. We then went to IVF.
We used the Lupron Antagonist Protocol: I took BCP for 3 weeks followed by 8 days of stimming with Gonal-f and Menopur (Cetrotide was added on day 6) and a Leuprolide trigger.
IVF was a success as we had 14 eggs (all mature... 10 on right, 4 on left), 12 fertilized, 1 day5 5AA blastocyst transferred and 8 embabies on ice. I contribute my egg quality to folic acid, age (32) and royal jelly. The day of my retrieval I had a small amount of HCG booster to help prepare my uterine lining. I tested it out of my system by the morning 3dpt (8 days after HCG booster) as my wondfos were practically negative; however, that night, it appeared darker and got darker every day since then.
My symptoms were:
ET Day: Crampy; Constipated at night; Woke up at 330 and couldnt go back to sleep;
1dp5dt: Crampy; headache; Woke up around 330 again and couldnt go back to sleep; +HPT (trigger)
2dp5dt: Constipated; Finally full nights sleep; feeling faint; +HPT (trigger)
3dp5dt: Cramping on right side; headache; Major Constipation; feeling faint on and off; Trigger almost gone in AM, but HPT darker in PM
4dp5dt: Very Moody (got mad at DH for not wanting to do a gender reveal party); Headache; feeling faint on and off; HPT is a bit darker than yesterday (Praying this is it!) Clearblue digi w/ weeks said "Pregnant 1-2 weeks". Clearblue Advanced digi said "Not Pregnant" in PM.
5dp5dt: Darker HPTs. Pregnant on Clearblue Advanced digi HPT in AM!!!! Woke up hungry with a headache. Headache majority of the day
6dp5dt: HPTs still getting darker. My left boob gives me sharp pains every now and then, especially when I press on them. Constipation returned.
7dp5dt: Constipation. Fullness and pressure in uterus
8dp5dt: Constipation. Small cramping
9dp5dt: Really bad AF type cramps at night. Nurse said could be uterus growing.
10-13dp5dt: Hunger. Constipation let up a bit after taking stool softeners. Very mild cramping. FRER beat control line and Wondfo was equal to control line on 10dpt. YAY!!!
14dp5dt: Beta = 3768!!!!
So excited for my Rainbow after the storms I've had!