Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
First IVF, Endo and bleeding
My 5 year wedding anniversary it’s in May, but we started TTC exactly 5 years ago to this month of March. I had 28 back then and no knowledge at all that I had Endometriosis.
Around December of that first year I went to my annual check up with my Gynecologist and said that I need to wait a whole year, because nothing seem wrong (he even ask for a semen exam from my husband). He recommended the ovulation predictor kits, which I use about 2 months, but quit on those because it made me more anxious than I already was.
In July of 2014 I came back with my Gyno and he found an endiometroma on my left ovary.
At first I felt relieve because I knew what was wrong, and it wasn’t my work, or my physical activity, or the lack of relaxing or not having enough sex.
But the more I read and the more I knew about endometriosis, I urdestood what the diagnosis meant.
It’s been a hard road, we’ve spent a lot of money in doctors, meds, one laparoscopy, tests, prescribed vacations and therapy; but my marital relationship was my deepest concern, an at this date it still is.
This was our first IVF and probably the only one, regardless of the result, because of how expensive this is and has been all the way (we’ve been paying everything).
We started the month with the first shot of Gonal, and in the 12th I had the egg retrieval (12 eggs).
We waited and lost all but 2 in the long road to what end up being a 5 day transfer or blastocyst transfer on the 17th.
Last 26th I got up to pee in the morning and there it was in the toilet paper: blood.
At first light brown and by noon bright red.
I call my RE and said that I needed to increase the dose of progesterone that I was already taking, and wait till Saturday for my test, but I insisted that it was my period, I had cramps, it had to be, and felt totally defeated.
At night, with my head cool down I call again an explain what was happening: I’m not spotting, but i don’t fill up the pad; it’s blood, red clotting blood, but it’s not my period.
He told me to take the progesterone and wait to the test.
I rested on the 27 and read everything I could find about bleeding but still being pregnant and today I got up and took a urine test, couldn’t wait, but so glad I did because BFP.
I told my husband and we cried together, told my RE and prescribe another shot of hormones and rest.
I’m still bleeding, I’m still worried, I don’t know how this is going to end, but I needed to share this, because there might be someone like me, considering giving up too soon because of blood, even thow I’m pregnant, until this morning I’m pregnant, and I still can’t believe I was ready to give up Monday afternoon.
Don’t be scared just be strong and hope for the BFP even if there is blood.