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BFP with Clomid

Good old Clomid. Many is the BFP story that references Clomid at least somewhere along the way. And here you'll find a whole mess of them in one place. If you're taking Clomid and looking for some inspiration, look no further. This page is for you.

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2WW Symptoms

After two years of trying, we finally got a BFP. I promised myself that I would come here and share my 2ww symptoms as coming here in all my 2ww passed time for me and also gave me hope. The thing i found with pregnancy symptoms is that they can be just like your period or almost anything else (Gas, bloat etc)

25 March- CD 1- Period
CD 2- CD 7 Clomid 150
CD 9- 11 Gonal f 75 iu
CD 12-14- Gonal F 150
CD 16- Ovitrelle Trigger 250
CD 17 - Supposed Ovulation
CD 19- Horrible LO pain, assumed it was OHSS couldn't move, very bloated, feeling gassy but not passing anything
CD 20- Extreme bloating, sore breasts, Nausea, threw up once, pain in lower abdomen.
CD 24- Creamy CM, sore breasts, enlarged breasts, bloated, slight heaviness in abs, slight period cramps
CD 29- Positive urine test and positive blood test at 23 miu
CD 31- Increase in HCG to 78.4 with second blood test

I wish every single one of you a BFP soon, a healthy pregnancy and an end to this anxiety, I also hope this baby sticks for me!

Baby dust to all x


BFP My First Month Of Clomid! Been Trying Over A Year!

I am cautiously excited! Got my BFP this morning! I've been ttc for 13 (long) months. I have low progesterone and a short luteal phase. This was my first month on Clomid, 50 mg, day 3-7, and it seems to have done the trick!

I have a 28 day cycle and usually I ovulate on cd 18, but with Clomid I ovulated on cd 14. Here are my symptoms:

1-3 dpo: Nothing
4 dpo: Some twinges in pelvis, nipples slightly tender.
5 dpo: Mild pulling feeling, not like period cramps. Breasts a little tender (not abnormal for me). Poor sleep the night before.
6 dpo: Really tired (went home from work to take a nap), sneezing, slightly stuffy, mild headache, nipples tender.
7 dpo: A little tired, tender nipples.
8 dpo: A tiny brown spot when I wiped in the morning, nipples tender, sides of breasts tender (again, normal for me). Took 21 day progesterone test.
9 dpo: Light brown and red spotting throughout the day, ache along left side of torso. Test results for progesterone were bad: 7, when RE said 10 should be minimum and 15+ ideal. Thought I was out this month for sure, but started taking progesterone supplements just in case.
10 dpo: A tiny bit of spotting early in the day, then nothing. Nipples tender, headache. Evap line? or faint positive? on a dollar tree test in the afternoon--don't know why I even tested. It looked negative, then I came back hours later and there was a line. Going to test first thing in the am tomorrow!
11 dpo: Clear BFP with FMU using a dollar store test! Came up within 2 minutes! Not super dark, but not that light either!

For those of you with low progesterone, hang in there! I started taking the progesterone supplements at 9 dpo, but if I could do it over, I would have started immediately after ovulation. I found this website very helpful in giving me hope about conceiving with low progesterone:

Good luck to everyone, especially those who have been trying for a while! I feel your pain and am posting this to give hope to you! I know that reading others' stories did that for me.


Like so many of you women, I have impatiently waited to be able to post my story to you all so you can have hope of getting a BFP as well! Here is my story. I already have 3 children (ages 16, 15, & 11) but my husband does not have any of his own so I really wanted to be able to give him a child. My husband & I have been ttc for 3+ years, after multiple tests on both of us, we were told that nothing was wrong. After so much frustration we decided to go to the fertility clinic in hopes of getting some help.

I took 2 rounds of clomid 100mg for 2 months in a row with no success. We then decided to try clomid 100mg along with IUI. I started my period on Feb. 17, took clomid on days 3-7 (Feb. 19-23), started the OPK tests on Feb. 27, got a positive on March 3, & IUI was March 4. Here are my symptoms:

1dpiui - No symptoms
2 dpiui - Mild cramps (I had cramps everyday during my tww)
3dpiui - Vivid dreams
4dpiui - Tender bbs (everyday from today), extreme fatigue
5dpiui - Watery CM
6dpiui - Tingly bbs, more watery CM, gassy, & got carsick on an 8 hr. road trip (that never happens)
7dpiui - Watery CM, gassy, & random itch in lower abdomen (had this with my other pregnancies, thinking I must be!!!)
8dpiui - Dizzy when turn head quickly, nauseous, loose stool, twinges of heartburn, sensitive nips, couldn't finish my usual breakfast (didn't like the taste), heightened sense of smell, vomited once in the morning, no CM. Today was a bad day!
9dpiui - I feel really good today compared to yesterday! Very mild cramps, nips & bbs are now SORE, increased heartburn, sense of smell is more intense. That night I didn't get much sleep due to my bbs hurting so bad & increased heartburn.
10dpiui - Got a faint positive on HPT! Decided to go have a blood test done, while waiting for the results my symptoms were bbs still very sore, heartburn, feeling nauseous more frequently, & still cramping but it's not terrible. Blood test results were BFP!!

We never thought this would happen but all the doctor visits, money spent,& waiting have been well worth it! My husband is extremely happy & now can't wait for the 9 months to go by quickly! I wish you ladies all the luck in the world!

BFP With Spotting

I loved scouring this site while I was trying to are my symptoms...
1 dpo to 10dpo spotting, dark brown
7 dpo implantation dip, sore bb, nausea, tired
8 dpo sore bb, tired, nausea assumed AF was on the way
9 dpo really sore bb, tired, nausea- did not affect appetite. Tested, faint pos?
10 dpo really sore bb, tired, nausea BFP!

I was ignoring a number of my symptoms as we had a death in the family. I just thought they were part of my grief. The only reason I tested was because I desperately needed good news.
I spotted until 12 dpo then it sort if went away. This was my third clomid cycle, 100mg, day 4-8.

BFP @ 12 DPO, Clomid cycle 2

My Husband (26) and I (28) have been TTCing for the past 4 months. After finding out back in December that I was not ovulating (which was a problem with TTC #1) and also have PCOS and insulin resistance. I was referred to a local GYN, whom suggested Clomid. As I have not had a period I was told to just start the 50mg for 5 days. I ended up having a weak ovulation and once again no period so after once again not having a period I was told to start the second 50mg x5days approx 17 days after my first failed ovulation. Luck was with me this time and I ovulated on the 21st Feb on what could be classed as CD12.

Currently on Metformin 500mg a day and will be for first trimester only.

The following are my symptoms:
CD10 : + OPK , watery CM BD twice.
CD11: Watery CM, BD twice, ovulation Cramps
CD12: Ovulation day, Temp dip, EWCM, BD Twice. Cervix High, soft, open.
1DPO: Temp rise, EWCM, BD twice. Ovulation pains/cramps, Cervix High, soft, open.
2-3DPO: Cervix High, soft, closed. Ovulation Pain, TMI Diarrhea. Sensitive nipples. Feeling very positive about this cycle.
4DPO: Cervix Medium, soft, closed. Slight temp dip, estrogen surge? Tender nipples, bloated, gassy.
4-10DPO: Creamy CM
5DPO: Temp up again, symptoms as above.
6-8DPO: Cervix becomes High, firm and closed and remains this way. Symptoms increase in intensity. Pinching begins on both sides mostly the left which I believed I ovulated from.
8DPO: Negative HPT, too early I know.
9-11DPO: Fatigue going to bed very early and having naps during the day. Out of normal. TMI Diarrhea.
9DPO: Peak in BBT, Beginning of heartburn which I still have. Very sore BB, mostly under the armpits but radiates out, hurts to touch. Cramping, headache in the afternoon.
10DPO: BFN HPT, positive OPK 2ndMU? BD just in case. Heartburn, very intense cramping, nausea most of the day.
11DPO: EWCM in the morning and very watery the rest of the day, totally out of normal. Very bad cramping. Temp dip to just above cover line. Thought I was out. Intense Heartburn and nausea most of the day.
12DPO: Very very faint BFP!!!! Woke up with nausea and felt like I was going to be sick. EW/watery cm, another positive OPK. Hubby couldn't see the line at first then saw it a little later after the 10 mins.

Will be testing tomorrow morning again in the hope of a darker BFP!

BFP w/ Clomid, PCOS, Spotting!

My partner and I have been trying to conceive for 17 Months! It has been a really long road and there have been many, many, many tears.
My partner was an adamant believer that it would just happen when it is suppose to happen... thus the reason I held out for a whole year before heading to the Doctors!

So after the longest year of my life had passed, in September 2011 we headed to the doctors for some initial investigations. Only too discover I have PCOS.

I was then referred to a gyn who then ordered further tests AMH level (Ovarian reserve was 13.5 which is below average for my age) and Hy-Co-Sy which showed a perfect uterus and tubes! phewww! Partner's SA was all within normal ranges.
I was prescribed Clomid as the first course of action.I was advised to take it days 2-6 and did so. Although I didn't go in to get the ultrasound to confirm ovulation (naughty I know!) But here I am first round of clomid with our beautiful BFP with FMU on 12DPO- on the 29th of feb! We are blessed!!!

BFP 19 DPO, PCOS, 1st Round of Clomid, 1st Month Trying

Let me start off by saying that the word INFERTILE is literally written on my file and I am just shocked to see my BFP so early. I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own. My husband and I assumed it would take years to get pregnant, so we decided to start trying as soon as I got diagnosed. Doctor put me on 50 mg of Clomid because she said I would just be wasting my time if I tried naturally. Boy did that work!

Also, let's talk about how long after my missed period that it took me to get my BFP! (I have no idea how long my cycle is, I just know via my doctor that I ovulated on Day 14 or so). Don't lose hope if you haven't seen that positive yet. Especially if you drink a lot of water and have a small bladder like me. It ain't over until your period comes.

Ovulation: Only indication that I ovulated was a positive OPK 2 days before. No symptoms.
4-14 DPO: A myriad of normal PMS symptoms...most notably very sore bbs. We were on our honeymoon during this time, and I was complaining about hot flashes and swollen feet but we chalked it up as the altitude change. A couple of moments of car sickness, but this is nothing new with me. I am always car-sick. All BFN up to this point.
15-16 DPO: No period. Maybe I didn't ovulate. Cramping down there, maybe period is on her way. Still BFN.
17 DPO: All hope lost. Went to doctor for my new round of Provera and Clomid RXs and tested negative for pregnancy (urine test). I think the doc knew something I didn't. She said no Provera for a MONTH and take a preg test once a week, just in case.
18 DPO: Light-headed, nausea, a bbs are now really veiny.
19 DPO: I floss and gums are bleeding really bad. This never happens. I haven't peed yet today so I took a cheapie preg test. Is that a faint line? Research faint line and see on that it MIGHT be positive. Run to Rite Aid, get a digital to put all false hopes to bed and HOLY CRAP it says Pregnant! I sob in the bathroom. Put test on kitchen table to surprise husband, he comes home and lays a pizza on top of it and doesn't even see it.
20 DPO: Take a cheapie, line is a darker BFP.

After having 27 years of assuming I will never have a baby (because I never had periods) here I am, all knocked up. I can't believe the luck we had.

BFP on First Cycle of Clomid!

After three years of actively ttc #1 and one mmc in August I got a bfp today on dpo 12 on 50 mg. of Clomid

cd 3-7 Clomid 50 mg with robitussun, baby aspirin, lots of water and lots of milk
cd 7-10 lots of watery cm, feeling like I had wet myself - very odd and different, blue veins of bbs, extra hungry and super emotional and moody!
cd 9-11 tired, cramps in hand, need to pee more often, blue veins (tested with negatives for three days)
cd -11 argued with hubby, super hungry, cried myself to sleep
cd -12 - woke up and tested with fmu and light bfp using FRER! - weepiness understood :)
Tested again after drinking a lot of fluids at 5pm and slightly darker positive
Called Dr. and scheduled 6 week ultrasound
I had been testing with digital opks and tested positive on cd 16 and 17 - had been bding every other day up to pos opk and the two days of positive. Because of previous miscarriage, am taking 100 mg of prometrium and baby aspirin daily throughout first trimester - hope this one sticks! Stay hopeful - baby dust to all and a h&h nine months!!

BFP!! Thanks to Clomid and Pre-Seed!!

So background - ever since I was a teenager I never had regular periods and was not on BCP. Growing up I probably had 1-2 a year MAX. Years ago I had charted my BBT, showing flat temps and no ovulation for up 4 months. Periods were only induced with Provera. PCOS had been ruled out via blood work and no diagnosis was given for my anovulatory cycles.

Now that I'm 27 and recently married, my hubby and I decided to start trying. I started charting my BBT again for a few months after getting off of BCP, with no ovulation detected. I took these charts as well as my older charts to my OBGYN and asked if I could be put on a round of Clomid.

They started me off on 100 mg, CD 3-7, unmonitored. The first round I felt like I was going to O (pains in ovaries, EWCM) but unfortunately no shift in my BBT and 0.3 for progesterone on "CD21." Discouraged I met with the OBGYN again and asked if I could get a trigger shot. I felt like my body was so close to O'ing that it just needed that extra push. He agreed and we started round 2 with ultrasound monitoring of follicle growth and hcg trigger shot.

Along with this 2nd Clomid round, we used Pre-Seed and I took Robitussin (Guaifenesin) CD 13-15, prenatal vitamins and DH had been taking Zinc and Selenium for the past 2 months.

Well, all of that combination worked! Here's a breakdown of my symptoms notes in hopes it will help someone else as the stories in this website have helped me:

CD 3-7 - 100mg Clomid
CD 8-11 - Twinges/pressure mostly over left ovary (LO) but some felt over right ovary (RO).
CD 12 - 1st and only ultrasound to check follicles. RO 1 follicle @ 10mm, LO 1 follicle at 14mm and 2+ @ 10mm!!
CD 14 - 5,000 IU hcg trigger shot! Watery CM. BD w/Pre-Seed
CD 15 - Ovulation day! Felt ovulation happening! An hour or two of AF like cramps and back ache followed by lots of pressure over LO (I swear I heard a pop-pop!). Watery CM. BD w/Pre-Seed (and it hurt. Cervix was very tender)
1DPO/CD16 - Confirmed temp rise, EWCM, nipples sore (was going to BD but was just too tired)
2DPO/CD17- Creamy CM, nipples sore
3DPO/CD18 - Woke up with a pounding headache. Ovaries a little sore when out for a run. Creamy CM, nipples sore
4DPO/CD19 - Tons of creamy CM. Weird tightness in uterus area - not really cramps just pressure. Fatigue
5DPO/CD20 - Tons of creamy CM. Nipples slightly sore. Tightness and slight burning in uterus all day. Fatigue
6DPO/CD21 - Tons of creamy CM. Nipples slightly sore. Fatigue
7DPO/CD22 - Small amount creamy CM. Nipples sore. AF-like cramps and backache for 3-4 hours then completely went away. Felt awful all day long.
8DPO/CD23 - Dry CM. Nipples sore
9DPO/CD24 - Small amount creamy CM. Nipples sore. FRER using FMU - BFN. FRER again at 4pm, might be seeing a line but DH can't see it. Calling it another BFN. AF-like cramps and backache (have them only for an hour or so)
10DPO/CD25 - Creamy CM, Nipples sore. Nose stuffed up, slept with mouth open (screwed up temping, grr!). Dry mouth and headache waking up (felt as if I was hung over). FRER w/ FMU - I and DH see a *pink* line!!!! BFP!!!!!! AF-like cramps backache again for an hour or so.
11DPO/CD26 - Creamy CM, Nipples sore. Slept with mouth open again due to stuffy nose. Dry mouth and headache waking up (felt as if I was hung over). FRER w/ FMU slightly darker BFP!!

My number one give away was the intermittent AF-like cramps and backache a week before AF was due. I never thought this day would come! I thought it would take us years to conceive but we are extremely blessed and fortunate!! Waiting to take the beta blood test later this week!!!

BFP After Two Years With PCOS, Low Motility/Morphology, on Metformin and Clomid, plus Ovidrel Trigger Shot and IUI

My Husband and I have been trying for two years. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and he was told his Motility/Morphology weren't great. We did acupuncture together for four months, and took MOUNTAINS of vitamins and herbs. I've been on Metformin for PCOS for the entire two years, but we still hadn't had any success. When we were finally ready to take the next step, we did three cycles of Metformin plus Clomid and timed Intercourse. Still no luck. We finally moved onto IUI. The first cycle, I had every pregnancy symptom in the book, but did not end up being pregnant. The second cycle, I had almost no symptoms whatsoever, but my day 11 Blood Test level was 46! I went back on day 13 for another, and the Beta level was 118! I'm Pregnant! This morning, I finally got a BFP on a digital test, so I'm starting to believe it. : )

Timed Intercourse and Ovidrel Trigger Shot on Cycle Day 14
IUI on Cycle Day 16
4DPO - Odd, period like cramps, with slightly different feel today
5DPO - More cramps, gas
9DPO - Mild nausea from about 4:00pm until bedtime. Noticed I had been out of breath after climbing the stairs today and maybe three days prior. Not normal.
11DPO - Very odd, but I noticed that my nether region had been "beating" for days. This happens to me once in awhile, but never multiple times a day. It feels like I can feel a heartbeat in my vaginal area. Has anyone else experienced this?? Doctor called with a Positive Blood Test Result! Beta Level 46!
12 DPO - Minor stomach upset
13 DPO - Another Positive Blood Test! Beta Level 118! Medium stomach upset, and it gurgled all day. Some odd cramping too.
14 DPO - Positive Digital Test! Woot! (A girl waits her whole life for one of those!) ; )

No sore breasts, very little nausea, no exhaustion. I was sure I wasn't pregnant before my first Blood Test, and I am! : D 4 weeks, 1 day today.

My Best Friend knows, because she knew most details of our IUI process. We're going to see my Mom and Stepdad this weekend, and may tell ONLY them. Otherwise, we'll try to keep our mouths shut until Week 12!

I have my first Ultrasound on March 2nd, at Six Weeks, and should be due around October 24th! : ) Crossing everything I can cross and praying for a safe arrival!

Wishing you all much luck and much love!