My partner and I have been using donor sperm to do IUI's since last June. We went 3 rounds no meds, 3 rounds Clomid. Then we took a break, changed donors, 2 rounds fermara (letrizole). Each time I was producing eggs from both sides, sometimes 2-3. I got pregnant in Feb, but started spotting (barely) at 7 weeks, just before 1st ultrasound. At the ER they discovered I had an ectopic pregnancy partially in my ovary and partially in the fallopian tube. So I had surgery that saved the ovary but took the tube. Fast forward 2 periods (the dr said your fertility is inexplicably 'up' after this kind of thing but I was sure she was full of it!) and here I am, pregnant on the first try out. I did take fermara again and did an ultrasound to make sure I was ovulating from the side with the tube.
2 pieces of valuable info:
- Turns you can be an 'early ovulator'. While most women test positive on an ovulation test and release eggs 24-36 hours later, I released more like 6-8 hours later.
- Both times I got pregnant, before insemination, if I had a drink, I only drank Woodchuck Hard Cider. Random, but all the other beers/ciders have gluten, which I heard increases prolactin, discouraging pregnancy.
Day of IUI: crampy on left at night
1dpo: crampy on left, tired early
2dpo: nose stuffed on one side in morning, excessive CM
3dpo: nose stuffed again, metallic taste in mouth, woke up feeling hung-over (but didn't drink), heartburn, pee smells like a man's
4dpo: hot at night, mild heartburn, creamy CM, twinges in abdomen? Barely noticeable, probably imagining.
5dpo: heartburn, twinges (I won't call them cramps - Period cramps are way worse than this)
6dpo: heartburn, ache in right leg, pee smells again, gassy
7dpo: woke feeling like I was getting sick, twinges, veiny boobs? vivid dreams
8dpo: dizzy twice, watery CM, dreams. IMPORTANT - I had been tracking my temp for months and instead of hitting a peak and heading down to 'period time' like usual, it stayed up. Also want all the food I see on TV :) Got over-eager and took a test, negative.
9dpo: twinges, lots of peeing, dreams, still want food I see on TV. Temp still up
10dpo: BFP!!! Soooooo faint though. My partner called it a 'bullsh*t line' :)
11dpo: Another BFP! Slightly nauseous mid-morning until I ate, a little crampy, pretty happy.
12dpo: Scary temperature dip but then back up.
Love to all :)