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Pregnant AFTER IVF.......Naturally!!!!

I wanted to give a little hope to those in the TWW as well as those who have been through fertility treatment only to have it end in a broken heart........ My husband and I have spent the last year trudging through IVF. We had a wonderful egg count and ended up with four AA six day snow babies.....we were over the moon!!!! After three transfers and two positive pregnancies all of them ended in miscarriage (one took 14 weeks from start to finish and the other about seven all within six months of each other). Before we knew it all our embryos were gone. It was very easy for me to say no more treatment at that time. After about a month of emotional healing we started to move onto adoption but also decided to try naturally until we submitted everything to the agency early next year. In regards to our infertility I had a "lazy" tube, unpredictable cycles, hypothyroidism and Lupus and my husband was border line motility issue......he just laughs and tells me it wasn't his best work that day:-) I started to temp back in August as well as take ovulation tests around the time I "felt" I was ovulating. It turns out IVF treatment jump started my body and ovulation occurred like clock work the first two months. August and September we did not have any luck but we moved on to October hopeful as one can be. October was a crazy cycle! I had two LH surges with the last one ending in ovulation confirmed through temping. I know one can have a positive ovulation test only to not truly ovulate and that is why I temp everyday. I actually made an appointment with my OBGYN last Friday and we decided just to to run a few hormone tests next cycle on day 3 and 21 and my husband is scheduled for another semenalysis this coming Tuesday. I am happy and in shock to report we will not be making it to those dates.......this morning I decided to take a test and I am pregnant!!!!!! No medications......no doctors......just the two of us......cue the song!!!!!! I know I rely on others testimonies on what they did different and how they felt so I am going to share with you what my journey has been like over the last few months trying naturally!!!!! August up until today: I started Evening Primrose Oil Cycle Day 1 up until ovulation was confirmed (through temping). The week before ovulation I took mucinex, the plain and simple one with no extras added in, to help with CM because mine is nothing!!!! Every time we BD I used Preseed.....about half a tube and it went all the way up. All month long I take B6 as well as the small dose of baby Aspirin. Husband has been taking Zinc everyday (when he remembers). Symptoms: 1 DPO-3DPO just normal ovulation cramping. I spotted a little bit during this time and I think that was because this was the second time my body tried to ovulate this month. 4 DPO-8 DPO NOTHING and I mean NOTHING!!!!!!!! 9 DPO very hungry and that has not ended!!!!! Lots of watery CM with white goop in it. 10 DPO terrible hormone headache just like every month and needed a nap in the afternoon. More watery CM. 11 DPO a little crampy and told husband AF may be a yucky one this month.....but no spotting and I spot three days before my period EVERY month but nothing so far.....mmmmmmmmm. Another nap and lots of snacks today. More water CM. 12 DPO woke up needing to pee and my belly was louder than my alarm at 7 am. VERY watery CM so much so when I first wiped I thought spotting for AF had started but nothing but water. In the middle of the day without holding it at all I decided I had one test from last month and went ahead and took. I knew it was impossible but I needed to just get it over with so AF would start. Within a minute my world turned upside down and against what the doctors believed to be possible I am pregnant!!!!! No squinter here.....full blown two lines one day before missed period!!!!!! Now I do not know if this is going to turn out in our favor but I am hopeful that I even got pregnant. My doctor made room for me on Thursday and the terrible week of blood tests and BETA double times will begin but with faith and hope maybe, just maybe I will have conceived our rainbow baby the month we would have delivered our first baby we lost on Valentine's Day just nine months ago<3

BFP w/ Femara- No major symptoms

I said if I were to get a positive HPT I would post because there may be someone with similar symptoms / or lack of. My husband and I have been trying off and on for 6 months. I was seeing a doctor who tried me on 3 rounds of clomid (nothing negative to say because my son was conceived on clomid) but it did not work for me, did not ovulate. That doctor wanted me to automatically go to a fertility specialist but I knew there were other options (our insurance in Texas does not cover fertility specialist). I switched doctors who then stated that Femara is another option when clomid fails. I was tested for PCOS and although I have cyst I tested negative for PCOS. I started with 2.5mg of Femara and I did not ovulate. I then tried 7.5 and FINALLY ovulated on CD 19 but BFN :( I then asked about metformin and she agreed to let me try it with this cycle. So I was on 500MG metformin and 7.5 Femara and ovulated on CD 16. This was the first month that I really relaxed. I stopped goggling everything because I was doing it every chance I got. I stopped symptom spotting. There were so many other months when I could have sworn I was pregnant. Plus I was incredibly busy with work, had a Halloween party, so my mind was very occupied during my 2WW. Also I did not test sooner than 11 DPO. In the past I was testing at like 7DPO lol (crazy I know) CD11- BD CD12- CD13- BD CD 14- went for ultrasound and 2 large follicles (22mm and 23mm). Doctor said I would probably ovulate within the next 2 days. CD- 15 Positive OPK BD twice AM & PM CD 16- Strong ovulation cramps that lasted most of the day. BD 1 DPO - opk still positive. BD 2 DPO- opk looks like its going negative in the AM, but positive in the PM (dark as control line) 3 DPO- Opk positive 4 DPO- finally opk getting lighter, no symptoms. 5 DPO 6 DPO- started to get mild cramps late in the day. Very mind but enough to notice. 7 DPO- cramp got a little stronger but nothing like AF cramps. I sit at a desk at work so I really noticed them today. 8 DPO- 9 DPO- had a Halloween party and usually I can drink ALOT but had no desire. This is so bad but I can drink like 8 beers and a few shots and be okay ( I have a high tolerance) but after 2 margaritas and 1 beer I felt drunk! I had to go lay down. BD. Cervix is extremely high, so high its like its blended into the walls and closed. This was a MAJOR difference than any other months. 10 DPO- Tired, I associated it with the party. Nipples a little tender. Cervix is still high out of reach, I think this is what made me want to test. 11 DPO- Halloween Day, work up in the AM, had so many cheapies hpt, decided to take one. Took it, went up stairs to get clothes for work and came back down with a faint BFP. I was so happy, I could not believe it. I read so many stories about women getting faint positives but never thought it would be me especially at 11DPO. I do not want coffee which is HUGE because I will drink like 5 cups through the day. I have no desire to drink coffee. Tested with a FRER digital and YES+ 12 DPO- Tested with digitial and PREGNANT 1-2 week appeared 1st doctors appointment is at 6 weeks, so on November 14th, SO I AM PRAYING ALL GOES WELL!!!!!! So the cramping at 6/7 DPO was implantation. I had no spotting, no real symptoms except being extremely tired. Even now at 15 DPO my breast are not sore, just a little on top. Nausea a little this morning. HPTs are getting a little darker each day :) :) Hope this gives someone hope!!!

BFP CD46 with PCOS!

I literally had given up. My main symptoms were bad gas, nausea, hunger to the point where I need to eat as soon as I feel hungry or else my stomach feels achy and hollow, and my boobs were bigger. I also had cramping, but no period ever came of it. I decided to break down and test. I have no clue when I could have ovulated as with my PCOS my cycles are all over the place!

BFP after 9 months with longer irregular cycles

I'm 27 and DH is 31. We began TTC at the start of 2016. When I was 17 a pelvic ultrasound showed that my ovaries were enlarged and polycystic and I have many symptoms of PCOS. This is probably why my cycles are irregular. The very first cycle we tried I had EVERY pregnancy symptom in the book but got BFN on 2 occasions and then got a heavy AF with bad cramping. Since then, I tried to control my symptom spotting and not make too much of it. In August 2016 after a number of cycles and no BFP I made a few changes. I did a free online fertility accupressure class and used what I learned for a few weeks. I also tried my best to avoid high GI foods. Large quantities of sugar and flour had been normal for me up till then. I got a positive OPK on CD 23 and BD on that day and the next day. I was actually sick with the flu at the time. I noticed a bit of heartburn (not normal for me), a few odd mild cramps and bowel issues. Nothing really obvious. Almost no CM, but I usually have very little. Then I tested with FMU on a easy@Home IC on CD 33 (about 9 DPO) and there was my BFP! But it was really light. Took 2 more easy@Home tests over the next few days. The second test was darker than the first. The third was about the same as the second although a few days had passed and I agonized over why it wasn't darker, but I need not have worried. I am now almost 9 weeks and I've had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat SubhanAllah. NB. I have been using PreSeed since February.

BFP w/ elevated FSH after almost 2 years of trying

I promised myself that I'd post my BFP story on here to give others hope that it can happen! My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant with no luck (I'm 36, hubby 39) , so we both had fertility testing (he was fine) and I found out the my FSH level was elevated (ranged from 10-14) and my Amh level was super high (12), which would indicate possible pcos although I was never diagnosed with it. The obgyn said I needed to see a fertility dr to try to get pregnant. I was devastated and we decided for the second year we were just going to enjoy life, travel and then at the end of the second year we'd start fertility treatments. We prayed a lot for a miracle and after 22 months of "not preventing" I started feeling really tired (falling asleep at 7pm every night) , craving specific foods (cereal, salad, baked potatoes), boobs were really swollen, and nothing really tasted good. I was starting to think I had cancer or that something was really wrong with me. It didn't even cross my mind that I could be pregnant especially since my cycles were all out of whack (the last one before my BFP was 52 days!) a friend finally convinced me to take a pregnancy test and I'm sitting here now next to my beautiful 2 week old baby girl to let everyone know that prayers are heard and miracles do happen!! Also, when we "conceived" hubby was off work for a few days between Christmas & New Years and we were both relaxed and not stressed.

BFP at 10dpo after the Evra Patch

I cant quite believe its happened so soon - I was convinced that it would take me ages to concieve #2 especilly as my forst month off the patch was a lllloooooonnnnggggg month with no ovulation detected! i used the clearblue easy monitor which is what i used last time when i conceieved my son on the 2nd month of using it after 3 years off the pill! last month i had so many symptoms after ovulation.. pains in my boobs, slight nausea, cramps. i stared AF on 7dpo ( thought it could have been IB) so was worried about my LP... this month my main symptom has been, well.. no symptoms.. that said I made a note of anything which may be useful to you guys.. 0 - positive OPK - peak on machine - no EWCM BD'd 6.30am 1dpo - a little spotting (ovulations) cm creamy, gas, bloating, ovulation cramos 2dpo - creamy cm, bloating some stomach ache 3dpo - no cm??? slightly tender breasts, bloating, a little cramping but really really mild 4dpo - cm back and creamy, bloating and stomach ache 5dpo - creamy cm, bloated 6dpo - creamy cm, a little twingy cramoy feeling at the left hand side 7dpo - i didnt record anything- i was on holiday and totally forgot about it! 8dpo - creamy cm - took a cheap pregnancy test -ive 9dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm, bloated 10dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm - faint +ive on a FRER! 11dpo- now - mild cramps occasionally, some waking in the night for a wee (last night 14dpo) 12dpo - did another test (clearblue) pregnant 1-2 weeks done a few more tests since.. just to make sure!! ha ha hope this helps.. i think the main thing i get from this is that cm stayed the same from ovulation till now, there was little implantation bleeding - id have missed it if i wasnt looking (with my son i had 3 days of what i thought was a period) ivehad very little cramps and i feel ok....

BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms: - on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27) - after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016. - we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins. - by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016. - June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound. - July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28). - 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again. - 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed! - 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination - 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination -8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination -9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination. -10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. 11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result. Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God. When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark. We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT! I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!! IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!! SYMPTOMS: No symptoms at Ovulation Week BEFORE my missed period: Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early. Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test. Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period. Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!! What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!! I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!
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BFP with very few symptoms

Hi ladies, I got my BFP a week ago and I've been elated since! Leading up to me testing, I had very few symptoms. My periods are irregular and so after a very lengthy gap between my last period and now, I tested and a bfp came up straight away. My boobs have maybe been a bit fuller and veinier but that's really been the only thing, I've had no morning sickness, fatigue, cm, food aversions so I count myself very blessed. I'm only 6 weeks so maybe it's to come! I thought it would take ages to conceive with irregular periods but in truth it only took 2 months so again I count myself very blessed. Don't give up hope, it will be you one day soon writing this story xxx
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BFP at age 38

Hi everyone. I'm 38 and I just got my BFP 2 days ago. For anyone trying to conceive, maybe my story will help. I was told at the age of 24 that I had pcos and endometriosis, so if I ever wanted to have a child, I should do it by 28. I took birth control pills for 10 years and came off of them last November. I didn't think I could get pregnant so we weren't using any protection. And then -bam- pregnant! My symptoms about 14 dpo were: Very sore boobs Thirsty ALL of the time Exhausted Kept waking up at 3am every night Vivid, bizarre dreams Hope this helps. Don't give up! If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. I used to read these boards all the time. I was THAT person who thought- never me. And here I am. Hang in there!

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