Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis
Hello everyone, let me tell you my story, I still can’t believe I’m typing a ttc success story, I’ll start from the beginning, my husband and I began trying shortly after our wedding, after a year of bfn's, I decided to go to the doctors and express my concerns, thankfully he referred me to a fertility specialist.
After a blood test and an internal vaginal scan I was diagnosed with PCOS (of which I have had no systems for), it was also suspected that I had possible damage to my fallopian tubes. I was then referred for a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling (the drilling of tiny holes to the ovaries which destroys excess testosterone tissue and kick starts ovulation). 3 months after my operation I went to see the fertility specialist for a final time, just to discuss the outcome and findings from the lap & dye. To my surprise she told me I also have endometriosis, something I also have had no systems for. She told me she had removed a cyst, some endo and drilled the holes in my ovaries, my fallopian tubes were clear and unblocked but were lazy and were unlikely to process a fertilized egg which meant if I did get pregnant I would be high risk for an ectopic. We discussed IVF which we were planning to go for once we'd reached the 3yr mark so we could qualify for a go on the NHS.
However, 6 months after my laparoscopy I amazingly got a BFP, I was 15 DPO and in total shock. At 7 weeks, I had a scan and could see our miracle baby with a nice strong heartbeat pounding away :-). I am happy to report I am now almost 19 weeks and so excited to soon be finding out what we’re having, but boy or girl we don’t care as long as all is well because this truly is a miracle pregnancy - thanks to the wonders of the medical world and what they can do to help women with fertility issues. We are so grateful to be pregnant; baby is due 29th December 2012 :-). If your reading this and are having trouble conceiving, don’t give up, I truly hope this gives people some hope as reading others story's gave me the hope and strength to believe it would happen for us, because it has.... were pregnant!!!!!!! :-)