Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP on a "break"
Dh (36) and I (32), have been married almost 6 years and ttc three years.
We were ttc for the first two years on our own. The next 6 months, I was working with my OB. I was tracking BBT and diagnosed with PCOS and started taking Metformin. Then he referred me to an RE.
After 3 months of Clomid, one round of Femara & HCG trigger w/ IUI, and 2 rounds of Gonal-F injectibles & HCG trigger w/ IUI, I ended up with a cyst on each ovary from over stimulation . So this past month we have been trying on our own (with no meds or procedures) using only OPKs, at the suggestion of my RE.
Also in April, my RE suggested IVF. So now I had been considering cashing in my 401K to finance this undertaking. In April, Dh also saw a urologist for varicocelle and had a ultrasound and surgery was reccommended. It seemed like the cards were stacked against us.
For the past 2 months, I have also been getting regualar swedish massage (15 minutes-twice weekly) for stress reduction, seeing a chriopractor, and eating better, taking Flintstones vitamins, and walking in the evening. I lost about 10lbs.
I had to buy 15 OPKs because I ended up ovulating some 5 or 7 days later than normal on cd 24. However, something worked! BFP! We got pg this month on our own. It does not seem real.
My bbs were sore so I decided to poas, at 13dpo/ cd 37, there was a faint line. I dismissed the possibility. At 14 dpo, I poas & it was obvious. At 15 dpo, doctor confirmed.
My first beta was Monday at 15 dpo and my 2nd beta was today at 19 dpo. My numbers are "great" per my RE. It really can happen on a "break".