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Trying to conceive with PCOS can be frustrating to say the least. That's why it's so inspirational to hear the success stories of women who have successfully achieved pregnancy with PCOS. You'll find those stories here in abundance… enjoy!

We also recommend that you check out the success stories of women with PCOS taking FertilAid. We recommend FertilAid for all trying-to-conceive women, but especially women with PCOS.

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BFP with PCOS on Femara

As with everyone here, I've been stalking this site for the past 12 months! Finally am able to post my own story!
A little background info, DH and I started TTC July 2011, when I was 27 and he was 29, and after 3 months of no period (and all BFNs), I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS. I started on Clomid and went to see an RE. After several cycles of Clomid (where I ovulated, had 3 BFPs that turned out to be chemicals), we switched to Femara, and as far as I'm concerned, it's a miracle drug! This was my second cycle on it! I was also on metformin 1500mg, PNV, baby aspirin and lovenox daily (because of the recurrent chemicals) and crinone twice daily, and this was my first cycle doing acupuncture as well. I also switched from skim milk to whole milk, and stopped charting once ovulation was confirmed to try and not focus on it so much (not that that worked, but at least I tried! lol).

I o'd on cd 14 (which NEVER happened on Clomid-always cd 19 or later) and we bd on cd 12, had IUI on cd 14 and bd again cd 15.

As far as my symptoms I really didn't have much, starting about 12dpo I had sore boobs, which is totally normal for me. I didn't test at all until the morning I was going in for my blood test (14dpo), and I took a Clearblue digital, full expecting it to say "not pregnant", I left to go make the bed and came back and it said pregnant! I couldn't believe it and just managed to catch DH before he left for work to show it! We're still in shock! My hcg on 14 dpo was 146, three days later it was 679, and a week later it was 15,152! Today I had an u/s at 6w3d and we saw a teensy tiny little heartbeat!

About 2 days after I got my bfp I started having to pee all the time (esp at night), have had some cramping, and some serious constipation (which is unusual for me). I've also been completely exhausted. About a week ago my sore boobs just disappeared, which had really freaked me out, but apparently all's good anyways.

Praying that this baby sticks!!! I'm terrified that something will happen, but seeing the heartbeat today was really reassuring. Baby dust to everyone and try to keep up hope, I know how hard it is, these past 12 months I simply couldn't imagine ever getting this bfp and here it is!


I was diagnosed with PCOS February of 2009 after lots of hair growth, acne, weight gain, inability to lose weight, etc. I got married in 2010 and we started TTC 9 months after marriage. I was/am on 2,000mg of metformin/day. When I was unsuccessful after three months, I started a strict no sugar no flour meal plan. My endocrinologist suggested I try using an ovulation predictor kit after being on the diet for four months with no pregnancy (but with a 30 pound weight loss). To my amazement, I was ovulating! Sadly, I was out of town on business when I ovulated. The next month, I was in town, and I got a BFP 13 days after ovulation. My cycles have ranged from 31 days to 50. The first symptoms I noticed were sore boobs, and I got a bad cold. I also had to pee more often especially at night. My endo and OB have told me that it's because I lost weight on my no sugar no flour eating program that I became pregnant. I highly recommend it. Check out for a support group in your area. It made my PCOS symptoms get so much better.

BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis

Hello everyone, let me tell you my story, I still can’t believe I’m typing a ttc success story, I’ll start from the beginning, my husband and I began trying shortly after our wedding, after a year of bfn's, I decided to go to the doctors and express my concerns, thankfully he referred me to a fertility specialist.

After a blood test and an internal vaginal scan I was diagnosed with PCOS (of which I have had no systems for), it was also suspected that I had possible damage to my fallopian tubes. I was then referred for a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling (the drilling of tiny holes to the ovaries which destroys excess testosterone tissue and kick starts ovulation). 3 months after my operation I went to see the fertility specialist for a final time, just to discuss the outcome and findings from the lap & dye. To my surprise she told me I also have endometriosis, something I also have had no systems for. She told me she had removed a cyst, some endo and drilled the holes in my ovaries, my fallopian tubes were clear and unblocked but were lazy and were unlikely to process a fertilized egg which meant if I did get pregnant I would be high risk for an ectopic. We discussed IVF which we were planning to go for once we'd reached the 3yr mark so we could qualify for a go on the NHS.

However, 6 months after my laparoscopy I amazingly got a BFP, I was 15 DPO and in total shock. At 7 weeks, I had a scan and could see our miracle baby with a nice strong heartbeat pounding away :-). I am happy to report I am now almost 19 weeks and so excited to soon be finding out what we’re having, but boy or girl we don’t care as long as all is well because this truly is a miracle pregnancy - thanks to the wonders of the medical world and what they can do to help women with fertility issues. We are so grateful to be pregnant; baby is due 29th December 2012 :-). If your reading this and are having trouble conceiving, don’t give up, I truly hope this gives people some hope as reading others story's gave me the hope and strength to believe it would happen for us, because it has.... were pregnant!!!!!!! :-)

BFP 9DPO on Clomid

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share my story since this site has helped me through months of 'craziness' through multiple pregnancies. I have PCOS so I need Clomid to ovulate. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2005, which resulted in a loss of my left tube. I then had a miscarriage in February of 2008 but was lucky enough to fall pregnant the next cycle with the help of Clomid. Then in May 2010 after 5 rounds of Clomid, I fell pregnant with my second. We decided to start trying again in December 2011 and by some miracle, I fell pregnant on my own! Unfortunately in January, it turned out I had a cornual ectopic but luckily since I've had one before, I knew the signs and was able to catch it early so they were able to save my remaining tube. I had to have methotrexate, which meant we could not start trying again for at least 3 months. Bummer! So finally after 5 rounds of 100mg Clomid, I am pregnant again and really hoping this is a good one! I swear I just 'knew; I was pregnant from about 2DPO! We BD every day leading up to O for 4 days and on O day. I had a 19mm follicle on right side the day before O. Here are my symptoms:

O day: Dull pain started on right side so I knew it was 'o' time!
1DPO: Temp way up, even on other months. Sooo crazy-bloated! Jeans were uncomfortable against stomach and dull ache continued on right side so I'm thinking this must be a good O!
2DPO: Temp high again. Still bloated! Have a strange pressure internally that makes it feel like I constantly have to do a #2, but I don't.
3DPO: Temp up. Still bloated, a bit crampy like AF and am a bit gassy on both ends which is unusual for me. After eating dinner, I feel like I'm going to puke but don't. 2 hours later, I feel as if I hadn't eaten at all and am ravenously hungry! Notice a lack of CM.
4DPO: High temp! Notice a tsp size amount of really creamy, lotion-like cm on undies! Gross! Only happened once but has me on alert as I remember something like this on my last good pregnancy. Feel the need to POAS as I'm crazy but I know it will be too soon for an HPT so I settle for an OPK - nearly positive. Settles my craziness for now as part of me just knows I am pregnant.
5DPO: High temp again! Woke up to my one year old in the middle of the night and noticed I have a very scratchy throat and cold-like symptoms! Immediately makes me a bit excited as I know this can be a good sign! When I get up in the morning, cold symptoms are gone. By midday, I am sooo randomly tired that I make my 3 year old who hasn't napped in almost 6 months have a nap too so that I can sleep! Queasy again at night, also starving!
6DPO: Temp up. Notice cm is a bit sticky now. Feeling a bit bloated, still hungry and tired. POAS and it's negative. I know it's early still but feel a bit disappointed cause I know I'm pregnant this time and want the test to reflect it!
7DPO: Temp does a slight dip, not much but makes me think maybe implantation? Have progesterone tested and it's 49.1! Way up on other months so I know we're on to something! Fatigue and starvation continue. POAS- negative of course.
8DPO: Temp back up. Starving, tired and bloated, more creamy cm. POAS (IC) in the am - nothing! Stark white! Read some stories on the net about people getting bfp on 8DPO so decide to try again at night. Nothing at first, but then after about an hour I go back and have a look and swear I see a faint line! I've seen enough BFNs in my time to know that this is different! Something is finally starting to show! Wait an hour and squeeze a bit more out onto a FRER and strangely it leaves a very noticeable, though white, line where the test line should be! I've heard of indents, but this has NEVER happened to me! Leave it next to the sink and go to bed.
9DPO: High temp. Go and look at FRER from last night and there is definitely a line there! Know that it is past the window so take a fresh FRER we FMU and BFP with in 30 seconds! I KNEW IT!! Was all I could think! Can't stop smiling! Wait a few hours and test again on a digi and 'Pregnant 1-2' comes up in about a minute! Ring the dr and he orders a blood test for the next day.
10DPO: Blood test, HCG 44 and progesterone 79!
13DPO Blood test, HCG 272!! Yay! More than doubled!

So far so good! I am 19DPO right now so still very early but hopefully this will be a good one! The fact that my hormones are more than doubling gives me hope! I am wayyy more nauseous than I ever was with my girls and horribly tired but that's about it! No sore boobs or any of the other 'regular' pregnancy symptoms but I had almost nothing with both girls so I'm not worried.

Good luck ladies! I hope I give someone who has PCOS and 1 tube hope that it definitely can happen! :-)


First off I have endometriosis, 1 month after my laparoscopy I conceived my now 7 yr old daughter. We had been ttc for 6 months, I was beginning to think maybe my endo was the cause so I went to see a gynocologist to get checked out. I started charting and using opk strips from ebay and trying to time BDing with my O days, the thing I noticed was that my body would gear up to O then fail for whatever reason and I would then ovulate 7-10 days after a positive test. This was frustrating, it felt like my body was against me! Then after ttc for 8 months my dr finally diagnosed me with PCOS, I was devastated. With endo and PCOS I thought I had no chance! My dr had me put on metformin but low and behold 5 days later after taking the medication I found out I was pregnant!! 1 week after finding out I had PCOS! Now that’s a record in my book! No 1 was more shocked than me, it was the 1st cycle I had given up thinking it was possible. I had been taking a herbal tablet called vitex to regulate my cycle and to help with ttc but I’m uncertain if this helped as my cycle didn’t change at all. It’s still worth a mention though! Oh and this cycle was the only cycle that I didn’t have imaginary pregnancy symptoms, other than sore bbs which I always get, it was my only symptom!

TTC 20 Months - BFP At Last

Hi All,
I’ve never posted on a forum before but this forum has been my saving grace since we started ttc so thanks to everyone who has posted while ttc or when they got their BFP. Bit of background- I have mild pcos and long irregular cycles, ranging from 34--64 days and after 1 year of trying we were referred for fertility tests etc. This was my 2nd round of Clomid. 1st was only 50mg and it totally messed up my cycle, but the 100mg seemed to do the trick. Tested at 15dpo (didn’t test before because couldn’t face anymore BFN's), got a faint line but have done 3 tests now and all have a line :) Honestly am in shock at the moment and cannot believe we have finally got a BFP!!!!!!!!!!
So.... symptoms.... this month has been odd, as in I have had very little symptoms. Sadly my Grandmother passed away 2 weeks ago so I suppose maybe I haven’t been paying much attention-what I did notice though was, I didn’t get sore boobs around 3dpo like I always do. They started hurting at around 7-8dpo and still are hurting now. I got the weirdest cramps or pinches in my pelvic area from 12dpo-if I sneeze or cough it’s like something is pinching! That’s still going on but not as bad as 12dpo. Having af like cramps since yesterday but hoping that’s normal from all I’ve read on this forum. And that’s all my symptoms- oh 1 more thing was I couldn’t drink my coffee yesterday morning as it tasted disgusting and I LOVE my coffee in the morning so I did think that was strange. One thing (apart from Clomid) that I changed recently, was I started a Low GI diet as I had read it helps with PCOS and balancing hormones-maybe that helped, I dunno, or maybe it’s my Grandmother looking down on me and working some magic from up above-all I know is that I’m now sitting in work, waiting for a chemist to open so I can go buy another test and book an appointment with my GP!
Thanks again to everyone who posts here, it’s the only thing that has kept me sane. Good luck to anyone who is TTC and don’t give up, I really thought I would never get pregnant, but here I am. xxx

At Last!

First a little bit about me and the journey so far...
In Jan 2011 I came off the pill. After having listened to sex education classes all the way through youth which told you that you can get pregnant just by touching a boy (yeah right!), I really didn't think it would take long once I started having unprotected sex...well it seems that in my case I could have saved a lot of money over the years on contraception! It was not going to be that straightforward.
I do have PCOS and an under-active thyroid, so I guess I was being naive to assume it'd be easy. I took my temp, charted, read & did everything I could and yet each month was devastated to get that BFN. After 6 months I managed to persuade my Dr to let me see a specialist, thinking that would be the answer to all my prayers.
What I was in for was a rude awakening - there I was made to feel like the oldest, fattest person who ever tried to conceive :( I was told that there is nothing wrong with either of us, I do ovulate, so the next step was a laparoscopy, but I needed to lose 3.5 stone before they would consider it. This made me feel so dejected that I lost hope for quite some time. Any ladies with PCOS or a Thyroid problem will tell you how hard it is to lose weight, if you have both it can seem impossible.
After a while DH got a work transfer and so we moved house & area. I decided to see another Dr who agreed to put me on a low calorie soups & shakes style diet - drastic, but at this point I would do anything.
This year I have lost 3.5 stone by following this strict diet and also changing my job to a more active role. I felt so much better and knew my body was changing both inside and out. I thought we should give it one more month of trying naturally before going back and booking in for the surgery, so this month we set about it with military precision. Looking back over my old charts I realized that we could have been having sex more frequently, plus I decided to buy expensive Clearblue Ovulation detectors than struggle to interpret the internet cheapies I'd used in the past. So that's what we did, booked a week of evenings off and just had sex 7 nights in a row, starting 5 nights before ovulation! I also kept my legs in the air for 20 minutes after :)

So here are my observations:-
1DPO - nothing
2DPO - nothing
3DPO - period style cramping for a couple of hours in the evening
4DPO - woke up with a really sore left boob that extended all the way to my armpit
5-6DPO - on/off headaches, not usual for me, DH said I was being 'quirky' (a polite way of telling me I was being a cranky wotsit!)
7-8DPO - cramping again, slight brown mark on tissue - Implantation?
9 -11 DPO - started having very vivid dreams and waking very early in the morning. Craving sweets (which I never normally touch) and just felt 'different', but have thought I felt like that so many times before, dismissed it. Also started having AF style cramping so convinced myself I was out this time.
12DPO - My biggest sign, made my fave dinner of salmon and couldn't eat it, it turned my stomach. Secretly started to get excited, but tried to contain it :)
13DPO - Couldn't resist, had a cheapie internet test and did it...there it was, the faintest of faint lines, so woke DH up to look as well. He admitted there was a faint line but told me to go and buy an expensive test and do it again tomorrow - oh and not get excited! Yeah right, I knew a faint line meant I was :)
14DPO - Took a Clearblue digital and it came up Pregnant - he couldn't argue with this one! So excited & very stunned!
15DPO onwards - Have continued to have AF style cramps, vivid dreams, not sleeping great, the odd wave of nausea, plus I seem to have been paid a visit by the tooth fairy's lesser known relative, the boob fairy, in the night - they have literally doubled in size and gone rock hard! But I'm loving all the signs, I'm not going to moan about a thing as I had started to think I would never get here!

Please don't ever give up. According to the specialist I was too fat and almost over the hill, plus with PCOS and a thyroid issue the odds weren't in my favor. But I decided to give it all I had and just be really honest with myself. It seems it is possible after all :)

I Still Can't Believe It!!! Finally BFP with PCOS!!!

We have been trying for almost two years. I have Pcos and do not ovulate on my own. I am not positive what day I ovulated so I will just give a list of symptoms. Also, I will list the things I did different this month. So excited!!!

Sensitive teeth and gums
Sore boobs
Slight cold for last week or so
A few vaginal pains (random)
A little queasy here and there

This month I took Femera 5mg day 3-10, my norm of metformin 1500 mg per day, before ovulation I took Mucinex and used Pre-Seed.

OMG!!!!!! First IVF

I can’t believe I get to write this!! I have been looking at this site for the last few months, analyzing everything!! I’m 23 DF is 24 and I miscarried at 13 weeks (naturally conceived) a year ago, since than we had been trying but no success. Found out I had mild PCOS and DF had some borderline issues too. We had an unsuccessful IUI last month and so tried IVF this month.

They retrieved only 8 mature eggs, 6 fertilized but by day 4 we only had one good enough to transfer, and 2 days later 1 that was borderline able to be frozen.

Now the dreaded TWW - I was a little less crazy and found chat rooms made things heaps easier as I got advice and could experience things with other ladies in the same situation!! To be honest I had sore boobs from day one of medication so that wasn’t a good indicator. I don’t have a day to day as I didn’t want to read into everything but at around 7dp4dt I got THE WORST period cramps, all symptoms were leading to my period day to day symptom to symptoms. I cried myself to sleep and DF took me out for dinner as we prepared for IVF number 2. Next day I took a Hpt and it had the faintest pos!!! Next day was slight higher and so on!!! All my symptoms have gone now (I’m only 11dp4dt today) but BT gave me a 151 BETA CRAZY!!!!!!GL to everyone - TIP: don’t read into everything!!!!!!! You actually never know!

My First BFP

Yesterday I got my first BFP! Very exciting and still does not quite feel real.
I stopped taking BCP 5 months ago and have a history of PCOS and thyroid nodules so thought it might not be easy to get pregnant. This month after doing lots of reading ( on here and elsewhere!), we tried a few new things:
1. Used conception friendly lubricant
2. Had sex every second day after my period
3. Used a clear blue digital ovulation test from cd10
4. Had sex every day after getting :-)
5. Tried to stay in bed for 15 min after sex

I am not sure if all of any of these things helped but either way yesterday at 10 dpo I got my first faint BFP. I tested twice on 2 different brands (crystal clear blue and first response early response) and both had the same faint second line. Tested again today at 11 dpo and stronger positive second line.

Symptoms over the last 2 weeks:
1-4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nausea for a few hours late morning
6-9 dpo sore boobs
9 dpo had a glass of wine and it tasted terrible
10 dpo very tired did not go to my usual Zumba class and instead came home and slept for 2 hours in the morning. Did a HPT and got a faint +.
11 dpo boobs still sore BFP with FRER.

I hope this helps someone else :-)