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2nd Round IUI

I've been reading these boards for a few months during the TWW for some hope, so not that I've gotten my BFP, I felt it was only fair to share my story in hopes of giving someone else that hope I needed and received from here. So a little background, I had my first IUI in February. During my first TWW, I marked every symptom. By the end of the first week, I'd convinced myself I was pregnant. I was googling every symptom. I even took a HPT at 4dpo because I just knew I was pregnant (clearly, I have since realized that even if I was PG, it couldn't have shown that early). I became a POAS addict throughout the whole TWW. When AF finally showed, I was devistated. I had just known that this first time had worked. But the next day, I tried to be optimistic and just focus on getting my ovulation timing correct for the second IUI. I had decided that with this time around, I would not symptom check every single thing that happened to my body. That was what I had done with the first one, and that did not make it easy when AF showed. The day I had my second round of IUI, I actually had a family get together, so I could not lay down as much as I had wanted. So I already thought there was a small chance of it happening this month. I did go through with the whole eating 1/5 I have a pineapple each day for five days after ovulation (which I also did during the first IUI, too). I also used a heating pad throughout the day to help keep my temperature warmer because I felt like that might help with attachment. Because I was not keeping up with my symptoms, I was not stressing over every little thing. So when 10dpo finally came around, I just knew that I could test and could potentially see a BFP. Well it was negative. I did the same thing at 11dpo and 12dpo. On 13dpo, I took a test first thing in the morning and got a BFN. Bad this time, I had convinced myself that there was no chance of this cycle and that I would have to try again next month. I was really trying to prepare myself for AF to show her face, because I did not want to convince myself that there was a chance of me being pregnant. The rest of that day went pretty normal for me. However, that night as I was putting on my pajamas, I noticed that my nipples were super sore. My bbs had already been sore for about a week, but that is a normal PMS symptoms for me and I did not think anything else about that. But I knew that sore nipples were never normal for me and I had never actually had that symptom before. So I took a test, and got a BFP! I took about four more tests that night to confirm because I did not think it could actually happen after having a negative test that morning. I went for bloodwork yesterday and my hcG was 103.2. So as of today, I'm 4w2d. I'm still in a little bit of shock. But if you're reading this, I think it helped me most to try to go through the TWW without symptom checking absolutely every sign and symptom and try to, as much as possible, continue my life without thinking about being in the TWW. Baby dust to you all!


Hi  I went through the same thing I has my first IUI last month and I was obsessed with checking my symptoms! I knew I wasn't pregnant but when i got my message saying the blood came back negative I was So upset! This is seriously the hardest thing To go through. I am currently in my tail end of my tww after my second around of Iui..your Story gives me hope, but it is still so hard to sit around, since I feel like I will be starting my period at anytime!

I had my second IUI completed on 3/21/17 so I am currently in my 2 week window. I ovulated a little late so I am suppose to be expecting AF tomorrow, praying that she doesn't show. I did the same thing you did with my first one, and apparently am doing the same thing this round (thats how I found this blog). My symptoms this round have been much different than my first round. I had more cramping and "pain" during the IUI than I did the first round.  Tinder breast, bloated, light cramping, tired etc. But today I feel very bloated and am having "period" symptoms, the constant thinking you are starting and going to pee and nothing being there. Praying Cinco De Mayo is my day!    

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