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BFP with PCOS, clomid, glucophage and after miscarriage

I am writing here as I have prayed very hard to God to give me a BFP after my miscarriage about 6 month ago. God has really listened to my prayer and gave me a BFP yesterday!! Thanks to God. Hope this story will also give more hopes to people around me!

I will give a brief background of myself. I am a mum of a 2.5 year old and had conceived the first one when I prayed in different churches in Paris, England and Barcelona. Doctor say it is very difficult for me to conceive due to my PCOS as my hubby sperms also had low count and poor structure..

I am on clomid 150mg and also glucophage for 3 cycles 2 month after my miscarriage which allows my cycle to become between 42-45 days. Used to be longer without these 2 medications. Btw, I am underweight too.

I used OPK to try and detect my ovulation period and also BD as much as I can (once every 1-2 days) during the possible period to conceive.

This month, my OPK was first positive on 30 Apr and hence ovulation could be 1 or 2 May. Assuming it as 1 May,

4dpo - a bit of sore boobs

6dpo - Left abdomen burrowing feeling in morning, Cramp throughout abdomen in afternoon

7dpo - Middle left abdomen slight pain for a few minutes

8dpo - Middle left slight pain in the AM for a few min; Start to have menses like cramp in the afternoon: tested BFN (with 15mIU sensitivity strip) was sad

9dpo - no more cramp, tested BFN but it became faint positive after 30 min (test time should be 5 min and not exceeding 15 min)

10dpo - test again and very faint line after 10 min so decided to do blood test at lunch time. Report came back as hCG level 98.7mIU! Was very happy and went to see Gynae in the evening. Gynae mentioned that it is still considered as chemical pregnancy and the sac can only be seen next week so will go back and do a scan next week!

Will keep everyone posted on the updates!

Thank you God for giving me a miracle!!!

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I hope this helps. We’re all different, so the more stories the better, right?!

BACKGROUND

Baby #1 CLOMID
I had gotten married at age 22. By age 26 I was having trouble conceiving- Doc’s diagnosed me with PCOS.
January 2008, I was prescribed Clomid. Took it January, February and by March we had kinda “given up” stopped trying so hard. And Bam! BFP, just shy of my 27th birthday. Healthy baby boy . C-section 41 weeks. 9 pounds 5 oz. 12/18/08

Babies #2 & 3. TWINS INJECTABLES IUI
(DPO listed at bottom)
Started trying again in 2011 on Clomid via OB.
Few months nothing.
Referred to fertility clinic...
2 rounds of Clomid at clinic/ being monitored/ 2 IUI's. No dice.
March 2012, the 3rd and last try, we did injectable hormones in place of Clomid. I also did acupuncture before and after the procedure (it was upstairs of the Clinic), and at night I would listen to pregnancy mediation.
It worked, just shy of my 31st birthday! Two Healthy baby boys! C-section 38 weeks. 6 lb 4 oz and 7 lb 4 oz. 12/11/12

My husband passed away when my twins were 6 months old.
Last year I got remarried to a wonderful man, God -sent.

PRESENT DAY

For the last year I used OPK’s and realized that I DO OVULATE! I have erratic cycles....
I’ve been clocking all my physical symptoms for a year. I know my body pretty well at this point.
I used progesterone cream to do an ovulation “shut down” and after that I ovulated every cycle! (not monthly. because it was sometimes 60 days. but every CYCLE). I have been taking Ovaboost and Fertile Aid. Womans multi, Viatmin D3, Glucomannan, Cod liver oil, Adrenal Health, Evening primrose cd1-O, PMS pill O-end. Stopped taking them last month just because it was getting to be too much... I hate taking pills and I never remember and i’m inconsistent. It also makes me feel like i’m trying too hard, and it’s too “in my face”.

Twice in the last 8 months I got stuck in an annovulatory cycle, at which point I would take the natural progesterone cream and by the 8th day I would have a break through bleed, allowing me to start a new cycle.
I was psyched I had this all down to a cycle! It may not be a traditional one but i was bleeding, i was ovulating, and i wasn’t in hormonal agony!!

We used this as a method of birth control, seeing as though we weren’t trying for our own baby just yet.
April 2016, we unknowingly DTD during my fertile cycle, as It wasn’t until 4 days later I got a +OPK. So we decided to just try that night too. What the heck, we thought.... it won’t happen that fast...

I coincidently had a new patient visit with my OB during this week, to talk about my options, and just talk about my history. I was afraid she was going to be quick to tell me I need clomid. But she was super supportive of what I was doing, and she told me that as long as my luteal phase is 14 days --THEY DONT USE THE TERMINOLOGY LATE OVULATION--. She assured me that egg quality isn’t an issue, its if there’s a short luteal phase that’s concerning for viability.
She did say because I am going to be 35 next month that if I do decide to use medical help, she would refer me to a clinic for safe measures.

But I didn’t need that!!!

Baby #4 ALL NATURAL
BFP just shy of my 35th birthday! DD January 21, 2017

Tuesday (cd26): DTD Wednesday (cd27): - OPK
Thursday (cd28): - OPK, but darker
Friday (cd29): woke up from a dream of a positive test, couldn’t shake it. +OPK second morning urine! Digi and POS all positive, took 3. DTD Saturday (cd30): Assumed Ovulation Day. - OPK

1DPO: Good day, good mood, mild cramps but nothing too noteworthy (because of PCOS i’m always crampy-ish from O-AF)

2DPO: Lower left Cramping.
Fertility Luteal Phase Yoga.
NEW this cycle~ Acne, Gassy
in addition to my
NORMAL ~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, joint paints- pretty normal, neck-ache- maybe slept wrong.
*progesterone cream

3DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night to pee- cramps on left when i went, but not a lot came out. Bloody snot- not abnormal. While doing yoga laying on my right side I got a sharp pain from my left side when moving to the sitting up position after 2 mins of holding uterus pose.
NEW~ Gassy-ish last two days. ACNE! Like a teenager, Hungry!!
NORMAL~ Runs- not too abnormal, light cramps, light backache,
*progesterone cream

4DPO: DTD NEW~ Thirsty!! Acne bad. Hungry. No discharging.... that’s odd for me.
NORMAL~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, irritable
*progesterone cream

First ever BFP at 41 years old after 12 months TTC, all natural!

Hi there, I've been a long time lurker of this board since we started ttc over 12 months ago. Only just married the love of my life coming up 2 years.

Last month we decided to go in for some basic tests. I spent almost $300 on an internal ultrasound which lasted for an hour and was very thorough. In the end they couldn't see anything abnormal and both technicians remarked separately about my beautiful ovaries lol! (No sign of PCOS which I was diagnosed with 7 years ago). Hubby was due to go in for a sperm test and I'm awaiting results of hormone blood test :)

This month as well was very stressful - I worked late till 10pm 2-3 nights a week plus Sundays, we really thought we had no chance!

I haven't had any symptoms at all except slight fatigue which I thought was from working too hard :)

Right after ovulation I get very sore breasts until menstruation. I got them this month and was waiting for my period to start. The only thing different was last week I found myself getting really really hot in bed where as hubby was freezing. Anyway this morning my period was 4 days late and just for fun and boredom I thought I'd use the last pregnancy test. Was holding off as it was an expensive (not internet cheapie) one and highly sensitive 10iU, but then thought I might as well get rid of it and get a fresh batch of tests! Lol

We went out straight away to get a digital test and confirmed positive but I was pretty confident from the first test since I have never ever got even a squinter of a second line before. This one came back with two strong dark lines within minutes!

I believe all life is divinely given and every pregnancy and birth is a special miracle, so in terms of advice I don't really have much to say other than to eat healthy, mild excercise, sleep and sunshine, all common sense really.

Hubby and I have been having green breakfast smoothies every day for a year now. We include greens and some fruit like bananas and also zinc and milk thistle tablets. I highly recommend eating lots of fresh greens as it it so good for you and the body absorbs it better than tablets.

Anyway I know it's early days and it might not stick for long but nevertheless we are really excited and happy to see our first bfp after so long!

Bfp finally!!

I am so excited to be posting on here finally. I have read so many of these bfp success stories and they helped so much the last year. So here's mine:

I had af like cramps and my bbt temp dipped so we bd that evening, then got a positive opk the next morning so did it again that day. I stayed lying down for a good half an hour, I know it doesn't have to be that long but I was happy to stay lying down!

1dpo I had cramps and what felt like stitch on my left side.
2dpo The worst gas pains I think I have ever felt, very uncomfortable! My lower back/tailbone ached as well sitting at work.
3dpo just quite gassy again (sorry tmi)
4dpo I woke up in the middle of the night sweating but had our windows open as usual. Gas pains again and lift cramps.
5dpo nothing out of the ordinary
6dpo had an extremely dry mouth and throat all day, I drank a lot but it stayed dry, this was strange and I had never had this before, so I did get my hopes up about with this. Then got a headache which turned into a bad one and was very tired.
7dpo woke up with a headache still! Boobs slightly sore but just on the sides, I assumed af was going to be on her way soon.
8dpo a bit more cm than usual, but not noticeable really, only in pants! Uterus area felt 'tight', boobs still a little sore and when I got up from sitting down quite quickly I would get a sharp twinge in my left side.
9dpo felt slightly nauseous in the morning, but put this down to work nerves. Had a very pink face all day and a few hot flushes, like I was embarrassed when I wasn't. Very strong af like cramps, I was sure it was normal pms symptoms. More gas and tight feeling in uterus.
10dpo bfn! Still sore boobs and very dry mouth and throat again today. Was exhausted in the evening.
11dpo Bfn again, temps still high. Sore boobs and the pain has spread a bit more to the front of my boobs. Red face again, and gassy. Then I felt like I needed to burp all afternoon, but couldn't, this then turned into nausea and I also was constipated, sorry tmi.
12dpo BFP!!! Temps very high still. Faint line on two first response tests! Boobs still sore, af like cramps in the afternoon and nausea again all day at work. 4 spots turned up on my face within a few hours!
13 dpo another BFP with first response! Line is darker! Temps high. Boobs extra sore/heavy today, armpits ache a little bit. Felt queasy all day and didn't fancy anything sweet to eat, very strange for me. Lower back ache.
14dpo more nausea, boobs have had a few sharper/stinging pains in them.

I have been off the pill for almost a year and only started charting my bbt 2 cycles ago, and the cycles were crazy. Usually around 60 days long, so I wasn't sure what was happening.
I took Agnus castus this cycle up until my temps peaked and I had a positive opk, then stopped the Agnus castus. I thought it would be a good 3 cycles at least to get the Agnus castus to do its magic and shorten my cycles.

I have no idea if any of this helps but they are all little things that everyone talks about online so I just thought what's the harm in trying them! So after ovulating I had fresh pineapple each day, just a slice or two with the core in it. I snacked on Brazil nuts and just generally ate healthily. I ate warm meals like soup and casserole and made sure my drinks were not ice cold how I usually like them. I read about the uterus being 'cold' when reading about Chinese medicine, so I kept my feet warm and had a warm (not boiling hot) hot water bottle on my tummy in the evenings when I was at home. I drank a lot of ginger tea. So I generally just kept warm and ate healthily with warm food and drink. I don't know if these things help, but something helped me this month so there is definitely no harm in trying these things! It still doesn't feel real after the many months of bfn's and how crazy my cycle was, but charting my bbt was so helpful in understanding how my body works!

BFP despite: one ovary, varicocele, low sperm motility, and BBT drop

Hey everyone-

So I have been pouring over these posts since TTC. I wanted to post some of the obstacles we faced in the title to give people some hope, as I gained so much insight from all of you.

1. To start I have one ovary as a result of a very large ovarian cyst when I was 18. Doctors have always assured me this would not affect my fertility, but I was still worried.

2. My significant other was diagnosed with low sperm motility 25%. We had just ordered supplements. He also has a varicocele, so we were looking into surgery when we got our positive.

3. Here are some details about my successful cycle:

- My cycle length has been variable since stopping birth control: 21-30 days so I have been using OPKs and BBT

- I had a +OPK on CD 17 and 18 (Clear Blue Digital and Easy@Home strips)

- We BD on CD 15, 17, 18, 19 (using pre-seed lubricant)

- Cramping with very slight brown discharge 11 DPO (CD 29) - otherwise no symptoms

- Rise in BBT 3-10 DPO (CD 21-28), but dropped back to the cover-line 11-12 DPO (CD 29-30), shot up to the highest point 13 DPO (CD 31)

- BFP 13 DPO (CD 31) on Clear Blue Digital (barely visible on Easy@Home strips)

Ok, I hope this gives some people some information.

Thanks again for all of your posts.

Think we got our BFP but not sure

So I got a positive opk on 3/27. We BD three times that day and once the next day. I should have gotten AF on 4/11 but nothing. Took digital and said negative. The afternoon of 4/12 saw faint line. Took 2 more and faint lines. Took 2 more morning of 4/13 and more faint lines I think. What do you guys think?

2 really positive stories! Conception while breastfeeding.

Hello everyone! I was hoping to share some hope and joy, as I have been reading these stories and they have helped me stay positive along the way. Here are my pregnancy experiences!

Summer-fall of 2013 my husband and I were using a ladycomp fertility computer as a means for natural family planning. We were not ready to conceive and we were in fact trying to use it as birth control. We were following the ladycomp’s prompts of red, yellow or green days of when to or not to make love (I wasn’t tracking any other ovulation signs). After using it for 6 months with fairly normal cycles. I randomly ovulated late and we created our son! My first sign was a missed period. Took a cheap pregnancy test, and it was negative. After 15 dpo of high temps and no period, the ladycomp started flashing telling me I was pregnant. Got excited and tested with another cheap test. Big ol’ negative! Finally at 18dpo the ladycomp was still flashing at me every morning. I did a little googling about false negatives and went into town to buy a first response test. After 2 minutes of squeezing and praying, I opened my eyes and was blown away by seeing my first faint positive!! I actually rubbed my eyes and gazed down at it a second time. Had to wait for my husband to get out of camp to tell him and he was over the moon!
Then half a week later, I had a major bleed and went for an emergency ultra sound and blood work. Based on my period the doctors thought I was 8 weeks along. Based on the findings of the tests, they assumed our son was 4 weeks along. So naturally they sent the crying, bleeding, pregnant woman home alone and told her she must have miscarried at 4 weeks. I was told to go home and rest and let nature take it’s course. This heavy, red, and textured bleed only lasted half a day. A couple days later I kept seeing darker and darker lines on the home HGC tests. I went in for more blood work, and oh hey sorry! The doctors were wrong, we don’t know why you were bleeding but you and your baby are growing, healthy and fine! Yeeash! What a scare. Needless to say, I then started with community midwifery care instead. At 12 weeks, we had another huge bleed, which turned out to be placental abruption. Terrifying. I literally got up from my chair in the emergency room and dumped bright red blood on the floor. They did an internal exam and an ultrasound and didn’t feel the baby was at risk. The abruption was small and healed itself. We then went on to have a full term pregnancy with a natural, home birth. Our son is now 21 months, still nursing and honestly one of the coolest people I know.

BFP with acupuncture

Hi everyone!

So I've been trying for exactly one year with long irregular cycles. I tried 3 failed rounds of clomid, took a break, and met with a fertility acupuncture specialist. It worked RIGHT AWAY! I still can't believe it. I didn't even feel pregnant, I only took a test because I was on my way to see an RE for the first time and wanted to be sure. No symptoms at all until after bfp!

1-7 DPO - Nada
8 DPO - Very gassy, otherwise nada
9 DPO - Surprise BFP on FRER!
10-11 DPO - Af-like cramps (implantation), if I hadn't already had a BFP I would have thought it was AF coming for sure.
12 DPO gassy, crampy
13-16 DPO - Not much at all, just a little boob tenderness!

Not very many symptoms at all. CM from ovulation onwards was and is still dry as the sahara desert, so don't count on that as a pregnancy symptom! (That's weird for me, I usually have loads of CM).

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Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

Still unsure but I think I'm pregnant!

I've been obsessing over all kinds of internet forums, especially on this site, for a few weeks now, since we first decided to start trying about 3 weeks ago! We got married in July but originally thought we would wait at least 2 years before TTC since I’m still in pretty intensive school (dental school), but decided about 3 weeks ago that we would just see how it all goes. I was on the pill for about 8 years and just stopped at the end of August for other health reasons, and my cycles have been all over the place since, so we figured it would take a while. Starting in September they were 36 days, 53 days, 35 days, 37 days, and 38 days. I figured my fertile week was March 20-26 (according to my period tracker app) but on March 24th I decided to buy an OPK just to be sure I was guessing ovulation around the correct week, and that day I got a flashing smiley on the clearblue digital. I also got a flashing smiley on the 25th in the morning and a solid smiley that night around 7:30 pm, so, I’m guessing I O’d the next day some time, on the 26th. BD’d on 19th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, and 26th. I have had absolutely no symptoms since then (although I don’t usually have any pre-period symptoms) and was getting prepared to try again next cycle since after reading these forum it seems like everyone has all these crazy symptoms before BFP! Anyways, I woke up this morning and just felt like I should just take an HPT, even though I’m not expecting my period for 7 days. Totally not expecting to see anything since everyone seems to say they don’t see much until AT LEAST 9 dpo, most even later than that. But lo and behold, got a faint line, but definitely visible. Tested again this afternoon and an even more visible line…only 7 dpo! I’m nervous since it’s so early that it’s a fluke or something? Especially since I did not expect anything the first month trying! What does everyone think??

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