Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP with IVF 4 years ttc
Hi Ladies, I'm 30 years old ttc for 4 years, one miscarriage. I have recently undergone IVF treatment, and have finally got my bfp!!!
I promised I would write on here when the day finally came. I'm not one for writing on forums, and don't think I've ever left a comment on anything before, but in those darker times I looked on here to draw strength from all these bfp stories, and it gave me hope that anything is possible. And that more importantly, don't give up.
Me and my partner conceived naturally in November 2012. We weren't actually trying at the time but weren't being careful either.
Unfortunately this ended in miscarriage 12 weeks later.
Since then we have actively been trying to get pregnant. I've never charted temps but have used ovulation tests. For me, after a few months of doing this with no success, I found that it was mentally easier for me to try without the the 'tools'. I did use preseed for a couple of months but with no luck there soon stopped that as well.
At the beginning of this year we decided that we would seek help. We went for all the investigations, my bloods and ovary scans came back fine and my partners sperm results were fine also.
When they tested for blockages in my tubes, the test came back inconclusive. Whilst some dye came through one tube, there wasn't evidence of any coming through the other. I was told this could be a blockage, but it could also be as simple as the tubes going into spasm when the dye was passed through. Either way, I know it is possible to become pregnant naturally with one healthy tube.
Instead of having a lapropscopy to check this for certain we decided to go straight for IVF. They retrieved 16 eggs of which 9 fertilised. From that 3 reached blastocyst stage and the best of the 3 was transferred back. We used embryoscope and I had an endometrial scratch around 4 weeks beforehand. My bfp has been confirmed today!! I honestly can't believe it and am feeling so humble and blessed.
It's has been a long old journey and although it's early days I'm feeling positive and happy that everything is going well. Everyone's story is so different, but try and remain positive and trust your body. That was the best advice I was given. I also found that acupuncture really helped me to relax and am sure it has played a big part in getting me mentally and physically ready for my pregnancy. Good luck everyone. Stay strong xxx