Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP With Endo After IVF #1
I was thinking about this community this morning even though I haven't met any of you. I remember obsessing over every symptom, tracking everything, reading these posts to get some hope. I wanted to share my happy story with you! When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with endometriosis via exploratory lap and still I was shoved off by my PCP because "I'm sooooo young, I have plenty of time". Ladies, ignore this. This is a generalization and really may not apply to you at all. I went to a different doctor...found out I wasn't even ovulating let alone the problems I had with endometriosis. With fertility, TIME is everything, so don't just sit back and wait if you aren't ovulating, have a blocked tube, a male factor, ect. Be proactive. Tried Clomid & injections for a month or two each and then decided to do IVF- worked the first time. Physically I did not find it hard on my body at all. Emotionally and financially it's insanity but its more than worth that BFP...... 0-6 DPO- nothing 7-8 DPO- DIZZINESS! This was my very first symptom. Light BFP, definitely not evap- got darker everyday afterwards. 9-15 DPO- dizziness continues. No nausea, no breast changes. Another + was NO signs of period coming (used to think cramps were implantation when it was just my period). 16DPO- Beta in the 300's! 18DPO- Beta in the 1000's! 7 weeks found two heartbeats. I'm now 6 months pregnant with twin girls, no complications. I wouldn't look into your pregnancy symptoms so much at such an early stage-- just take those tests and be familiar with what a evap vs real + looks like so it doesn't break your heart. Never thought it would be me some days, but I loved and trusted God to be with DH & I through it and he gave us TWO! :) Good luck to you girls. I know how hard it is on the heart & know I wrote this total random post in hopes that it would help someone...at least one, today.