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BFP after 6+ years with Low AMH, Low ovarian reserve!

OMGG ! I cant believe I get to write this !! :) I am 31 and husband is 33. I have low AMH and low ovarian reserve. We did IVF back in 2015 which unfortunately did not work out. Fast forward to 2018 - second round of IVF. Doctor transferred two embryos compared to last time where we did one embryo through two FET cycles. I did not have high hopes as my diagnoses is pretty scary...but I cant believe after 6 years of every possible treatment we finally got a BFP ! First ultrasound is May 31st !! Please hang in there ! I wish the best for everyone !

BFP with IVF at 38

Hi ladies! I've read so many of these stories over the years so wanted to drop in and give hope to those who may be feeling hopeless. I had my first round of IVF when I was 36 - after trying everything else for years. I was a poor responder and ended up with just one blastocyst... and she stuck! My only symptoms with her were sharp cramps and light spotting 3 days after a 5 day transfer. And she is my now one year old daughter! I've just undergone my second round of IVF (age 38), transferred one blastocyst and got my BFP! It feels like a miracle because I didn't have the same symptoms as my first round. In fact I had no real symptoms other than a low level 'period type' feeling 3-4 days after my 5-day transfer. I had a stuffy nose and really bad diarrhoea on days 3,4,5,6 after transfer and just felt incredibly sad. My beta is on Friday and I'm hoping for great results! We prayed very hard all through our journey and feel extremely blessed that God has answered our prayers in this way. For info, we had severe male factor infertility and high FSH, lowish AMH for me.

BFP with cramping and spotting

First off, let me just say I have been in your exact position for 4 years. I've looked up every symptom under the sun to try to figure out if I was pregnant so lets be real... you don't care to hear about my story. I'm going to go straight to my symptoms that I felt after transferring a 5 day embryo! 1dp5dt-2dp5dt: Immediately after transfer I was super gassey and that lasted for the entire day. No other symptoms other than that. 3dp5dt: I kept getting hot flashes at night. I could not get comfortable and I didn't get any sleep 4dp5dt-6dp5dt: Absolutely no symptoms. I was feeling so discouraged cause I read about so many other people having symptoms during this time period. 7dp5dt: no symptoms in the am but at night I went to the bathroom and saw the slightest bit of brown on my underwear and I started cramping. I was so numb cause I thought for sure my period was coming. A couple hours I wiped and it was a brighter red. I thought I was for sure out cause I heard bright blood was not good. I started crying to my husband. During that time I also had a pounding headache which I just thought was from crying so hard. 8dp5dt: spotting is completely gone. There was just residual brown blood but I was still cramping. Just for the heck of it.. I measured my pulse and it was 84 bpm! That was odd for me because it's usually 70 bpm. I still felt like I was out but I kept praying. 9dp5dt: no symptoms other than headaches in the morning. 10dp5dt: beta test!! God gave us our miracle because we got our positive!! Beta was 125 No symptoms at all. 12dp5dt: beta was 324. No symptoms at all If you're reading this, please do not be discouraged if you don't have any symptoms or you didn't spot. Every pregnancy is different. Before I got my positive I thought I was out. Even though I did write some symptoms down, they were not significant enough to think I was pregnant. After 4 years of infertility which included 2 failed iuis and 2 failed ivfs, the best advice I can give is TRUST IN GOD. whether you do end up pregnant or not, it's all apart of his plan and it will make sense in the end. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ NLT)

Still seems unreal

I read stories of BFP's of other ladies just to keep me going, and staying sane. So thought I will share my story and say that there is hope. We had 7 unsuccessful attempts. Each time seemed worse than the previous one and my heart started sinking. I didn't want to go via yet another heartbreak, so after the last one I decided to have about 6mnts break. Enjoy Christmas and New year without injections and emotions flying high. It took us over 2 years for all the 7 attempts. We are both healthy, and I have been producing lots of eggs, which have made to freezing. We have decided to have an endometrial scratch prior the latest transfer, and this time doctor suggested 2 embryos transfer. After the latest transfer on the end of Feb 2018 I postponed the testing for 2 days and that morning I held going to toilet for about 4 hrs until I couldn't wait any longer. My husband done the tests and I was convinced answer was going to be negative yet again. WE had 5 positive tests. I sat down on the floor. Shock. Couldn't speak and tears just running down. Clinic told us we will have to have 7 weeks scan, and they would expect to see a heartbeat at that time. I couldn't believe it was true, and the worry in further weeks awaiting the 7 weeks scan was as bad as 2 weeks wait if not worse. My hands were shaking and I couldn't talk to the nurse, just before the scan. We did see a heartbeat and now I can breathe :) And baby looked as it should. In my head I now know I am pregnant and over the moon with the happiness and miracle that we had waited for such a long time. IVF journey makes you ever so grateful and appreciate each day with knowing there is a little baby growing inside you. Still feels unreal. But very happy unreal. Baby dust to all mums to be. There is hope xxx

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.

BFP at 5dp5dt!!

I'm so excited to finally be able to post my story here! I have been using this site as life support and to fuel my symptom spotting through 1.5 years of ttc. After 3 failed IUIs, we moved to IVF and created 3 pgs normal embryos. Last week, the best embryo (5AA) was transferred (FET) and I began my countdown. d0p5dt: Single embryo transferred around 3p. In the middle of the night that evening I had some zings around my lower pelvic area for a couple of minutes. d1p5dt: mostly no symptoms, super discouraged d2p5dt: nothing much all day until around 5p felt a crazy sharp stabby pain that basically radiated up my whole left side. couldn't really pinpoint this to uterus specifically, but it took my breath away. Later in the evening I had dull AF like cramps for a couple of hours, but nothing by the time I went to bed. d3p5dt: boobs a little bit 'zingy' but not sore in the AM. Dull AF like cramps on and off around noon. No symptoms for rest of day, back to being discouraged. d4p5dt: woke up feeling nothing. at around noon suddenly my heart was racing for no reason for about 15 min and I got breathless. Worried this was a reaction to coffee. A few transient zings and twinges around lower pelvic area throughout the day, but now happening in the right side also which confused me. Started getting gassy in evening. d5p5dt: decided to POAS bc if I ended up with a 0 beta I wanted to know if there was a chem pregnancy just to know that I could get pregnant at least. Surprised to see a faint line. I was pretty blissed out for rest of day and I wasn't hypervigilant on symptoms anymore, but when I checked in, there were a few little zings and twinges in lower pelvic area occasionally. Gassy in the evening again. After getting my BFP I've chilled out a ton with symptom spotting. Today is 7dp5dt and the lines on the test have been getting darker which is encouraging. I managed to get my beta bumped to tomorrow so will update when I have the numbers!
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FET IVF SUCESS 5 Day Blast!!

What a journey. First of all, no one symptom set me off. I have had my hopes up in the last 2 years only to be let down when AF arrived. I am beyond grateful, and so hopeful for a successful 9 months of pregnancy. This was our first round of IFV. We did a FET because I overstimulated during our egg retrieval. Out of 37 retrieved,28 fertilized, and 17 made it to day 5/6. We transferred one 5 day embryo grade 4AAA. I prayed, and wished, and hoped, and now I can’t beleive it happened. On to symptoms- 2-3dp5dt- lots of pulling and light/medium cramps. The pulling started on the left side and proceeded to move to the middle and right side. My stomach felt really tight like if I sneezed it felt like I pulled a muscle. SO MANY DIZZY SPELLS. This may have been my #1 symptom. I would be driving and then come to a stop sighn and then BAM it would hit me. I had to hold on to my counter on day 6pt for fear of falling over. Sore throat and stuffy nose. Crazy dreams. 3-10dp5dt: Same as above but add in some light nausea. It feels more like being car sick to me than stomach bug sick. Like when your reading in the back seat of a car. Also my nipples got bigger and darker on 7dpt. On 8dpt my nipples got very sensitive and I actually flinched taking off my bra. More hungry than usual for sure. I wasn’t going to test until BETA but the morning of BETA husband convinced me to take a pregnancy test so we could find out together. I always second guessed myself. I just figured some of these were from progesterone and estrogen( and they may have been.) The one thing that gave me hope was the 5 days leading up to transfer when I was on all of my medications I had no unusual symptoms. No cramps or sore breast or nausea. So when I started to feel these things it gave me a little hope. I prayed so often and so hard. I am So so so grateful for this outcome.

Can't believe it!

This is my first post, but I've been stalking these boards for a while. I swore that I would post once I got a BFP, because the positive stories on here helped me so much over the last two weeks. Today I FINALLY got the positive call and subsequently the double lines (I just had to see those darned double lines after soooo many single lines)!! I'm 35, trying for a little over 2 years. For about 1.5 yrs, we tried naturally, doing everything we could, to no avail. Infertility is unexplained. We chose to go straight to IVF. I ended up with 15 eggs, of which 8 made it to 5 day blasts with ICSI. After PGS, we ended up with 3 healthy embryos for FET. We transferred 1 at a time and were so lucky to be successful with the first implantation. Meds post implantation: Progesterone in Ethyl Oleate 1mL daily, baby aspirin, prenatals (Zahler with DHC), Estrace taken vaginally. I was not allowed to exercise at all (including yoga or pilates / anything using core). I was advised to eat as if I'm pregnant (not in quantity, but no alcohol, etc.) Here were my symptoms throughout the TWW: -Constant constipation and hemorrhoids (sorry TMI) -During the first few days, experienced mild headaches -Bloating and random ovary aches that felt exactly like my period was coming -Soooo tired. I normally feel very rested after 7 hours. I have been sleeping 9+ hours and still feel tired. -Moodiness and crying over little things -Gained several lbs the first week on Progesterone but lost it by the end of the two weeks -A few twinges of lightning crotch -For the first several days, the progesterone shots in the glutes made me terribly sore, but things got better after we: iced the area for 5 minutes, warmed up the syringe (tucked in waistband) for 5 minutes, and massaged the area for 5 minutes I did NOT have: -Unusual hunger -Implantation spotting -Darkened areolas -Heightened smell Yesterday night, the night before my first beta HcG test, I didn't sleep a wink, and this board was what got me through it. Today I got the call with 194 mIU/ml. Good luck to everyone out there! Thanks for getting me through this! Praying everything keeps moving normally.

BFP after 2.5 yrs TTC; low AMH in early 30s

My DH and I have been pretty private about our infertility journey. I have never posted on a board or blog…this is my first time! During our two week wait, I spent a lot of time on searching the internet, reading stories, searching symptoms. For some it would make them go insane, but for me it gave me a sense of empowerment, hope, control, and most of all a feeling that I was not alone. So, I was compelled to post, and decided that as soon as I got confirmation of a BFP I would share my story, which will hopefully do the same for someone else. DH and I started trying to conceive in May 2015. By December, I knew something wasn’t right, but DH just knew that we would be ok because I had a child from a previous relationship so I should be able to conceive with no problem. I was still adamant and we got all the testing done with a fertility clinic. The test cam back normal except for a lower than average level of Vitamin D for me and a little lower than average motility level but was nothing for worry about (from what we were told). We made a big move in August 2016 and had several life changing events in the between time, so DH was sure after the move and the less stressful environment we would be ok - he stopped smoking and I began tracking-everything! By late June 2017 we accepted that we were not going to get pregnant on our own and decided to visit a clinic recommended by someone we trusted. We forwarded all the paper work and results to the doctor who immediately noticed that I had a low AMH (1.3) for my age. The doctor immediately tested my blood again and have my husband provide another sample. With DH quitting smoking his count doubled and his motility drastically improved, but my AMH had decreased to 1.02. When the doctor explained to me what the actually meant I had a mini breakdown. I begun to research on the internet and it showed that my AMH was that of a women in her 40s instead of my real age (32/33) which is why we had not been successful. After all the testing we formally started our IVF in October with using birth control for a month. The rest of the therapy is as follows: Nov 15-25 Gonal 75ml-187.5ml shots (the doctor monitored follicles and blood to change dosage) Nov 20-25 Orglutran shot, one per day Triggered late night 25 November Pick up on 27 November with 8-9 follicles and an estradiol level of 1404 on 25 November (we didn’t test on the day of pick up). After pick up the doctor started me on progesterone 3x per day vaginally and aspirin. Results: 6 eggs, 6 mature, 6 fertilized, 5 made it to blast (day 5), 2 transferred, 3 frozen. We transferred two embryos back on 2 December which begun our two week wait. 1dp5dt - Even though we did the transfer on a Saturday I decided that I would take an additional 2 days off from work because I tend to stress about work. I was not on bed rest but took it easy. There were no symptoms except sore breast and still pretty tender ovaries which was most likely from the hormones and pickup. 2dp5t -4dp5t - minor cramping like AF was coming at any point, bloating, and very gassy (sorry tmi), same sore breast but gradually getting better. 5d - 7dp5t - bloating continued, but getting better, on and off cramping, slight back pain and sleepiness. 8d & 9dp5t - I was convinced that IVF did not work, I woke up with a negative feeling and my symptoms were decreasing. The cramping was only slight and intermittent throughout the day. I started to feel more like myself since the pick up and I thought that was a bad sign. Now that I look back it makes sense because it can take 10-12 days (or so I read on the internet) for the trigger shoot to get out of your system, which means some symptoms will subside. Symptoms: slight cramping, sore breast, but less sore and some/very little back pain. 9dp5t- Took my first HPT…I tried to wait until the beta test, but I didn’t make it. BFP! Symptoms: frequent urination, excess thirst - which may explain the frequent urination-slight headaches, cramps on and of through the day, gassy and bloating 10dp-14dp5t - Symptoms stayed the same as from 9dp5dt the only addition is this “leakage” or discharge. I was really concerned so we did a HPT every day. It was a really watery discharge that was outside the normal white discharge from the vaginal inserts of progesterone. I did not remember this with my first pregnancy so I searched and searched the internet to see this was common. I did find a few post that had women who experienced this, but it still made me nerves for the beta testing Morning of 14dp5d was the beta testing. We got the result by the evening of 2128 HcGml, finally confirmation of pregnancy!! Due to the holidays and travel to see family we will not have another test so of course that will stress me out, but I am going to try to stay hopeful. Our first sonogram is schedule for the second week of January and we can’t wait.
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FET BFP after 19 months ttc #1!

Like many on this site I have been waiting a VERY long time to submit my story. Finally... here I am! My story is long, so i'll try to condense it. Started trying aged 30, in April 2016. I used ovulation trackers, preseed, maca, b6, EPO, handstands.... the lot! Every month my ovulation was strong and obvious. Every month AF arrived on time. I was broken by the experience. At 15 months we started treatments. Tests at 4 months trying and 12 months were both clear. No problems. Good sperm, healthy AMH and egg reserve. strong ovulation. We are healthy. So we were quickly diagnosed with unexplained intertility. In Australia we have a wonderful healthcare system and my FS said "go straight to IVF. Lets not waste your time and money... IVF works". So off we went. IVF was great, honestly. I actually enjoyed it! It was so satisfying to do something proactive after so long. The injections were easy, I bounced back after egg collection and I didn't get OHSS. Our results: 18 eggs collected 17 eggs mature 15 eggs fertilized 11 made it to day 5 10 were frozen, 1 was transferred in October 2017. It was perfect! It all went so well - even better than expected.... then the transfer totally failed. My AF came early. I was devastated. The 6 weeks between that failed transfer and my first FET was the longest and darkest 6 weeks of my life. I felt like I was in limbo. It was horrible. I couldn't believe that the thing that was meant to work - IVF - had failed. What if I never have kids? It was too horrible to dwell on. Turns out the break was also a blessing. In the month off I had a pretty rubbish ovulation and didn't feel great. But on this cycle my body performed like a champion! I had the best ovulation i've had in ages, and my hormones all lined up perfectly for the transfer. My compacting 4 day morula was unfrozen overnight and became the most beautiful, plump blastocyst by the time I made it in for my transfer on DPO5. It was growing so well and I felt great about it. I did accupuncture before and after, and took the day off work to rest. The next day I went on with life. I got a bit of bleeding the day after transfer, but my FS told me to expect that, as she had been a bit rough on my cervix during the transfer. It only lasted an hour. I had Pregnyl 1500 on DPO4 and DPO7 to help with luteal phase spotting so technically I couldn't test, but I did anyway from dpo10. I watched the line slowly fading for 2 days as the pregnyl left my system, but then it started getting darker again and it was amazing! The day of my BT on DPO15 I did a digi and got 'pregnant 2-3 weeks'. My BT came back at a healthy 267. I'm Pregnant!!!!!!! I had no symptoms. Honestly. I was looking for them! My boobs settled down during the TWW and I did have some weird feelings all around my lower stomach in short intervals, but they felt shallow and like they were intestinal. I felt nothing in my uterus or ovary area at all. My only sign was no spotting, which I get 2-4 days before every AF. My CM also stayed thin but white, when it would usually go clear like water. So thats my story. I can't believe I get to post on here after 19 MONTHS! I can't wait to meet this baby - I'm already so in love!
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