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Trying To Conceive Success Stories

Trying To Conceive Success Stories

A large collection of trying to conceive success stories and two week wait symptoms submitted by our visitors. A great way to pass the time during your two week wait! When you get your positive pregnancy test, please submit your story and two week wait symptoms for others to enjoy! Best of luck on your trying to conceive journey!

5.5 years of TTC - Success with DE IVF

Posted by Mammoth
Sorry for the long post, but it has been a long journey. I have tried to cut it short, but it is hard.

I am 37. My husband and I were trying for 5.5 years. We tried on our own for two years, then sought help. It turned out I had endo and adeno.

IVF #1 cancelled – no follicles
IVF #2 – 5 follicles, 2 embryos transferred on day 3 = BFN
IVF #3 – 3 follicles, 2 embryos transferred on day 3 = BFP but it was a chemical :-(

The doc said that the embryos were slow developers – not a good sign. So it seems I had poor quality and poor quantity embryos. Our choices now were donor egg IVF, adoption or giving up.

We went down the donor egg route. I thought: one more try. Then, that's enough.

We chose Spain because donors are anonymous in Spain. We decided that anonymity could mean that more donors come forward and younger donors, too. The donor is matched to my blood type and physical looks.

The nature of IVF is that you can't be exactly sure ahead of time when the eggs will be ready, so we couldn't book any flights or accommodation, which meant the last couple of days were fairly frantic.

Thankfully, once we got to Spain, it was smooth sailing. The clinic met us at the airport and arranged a private car to where we were staying. The next morning, we were at the clinic. Despite being busy attending to the anonymous donor, we were greeted with sunny smiles and looked after very well.

We were told that they had collected 11 eggs from our donor - who was only 21 years old. The next day, we learnt that 7 eggs had fertilised into embryos.

We went off to explore Alicante, enjoying the sights - swimming in the sea, climbing up to the castle, snorkelling, enjoying the Spanish food.

5 days after egg collection, we had six embryos, all looking very good apparently. They selected one for transfer and we arranged for the other five to be frozen. The transfer was straightforward and easy. They wheeled me into a private room to rest for twenty minutes. Afterwards, I had a massage to help me relax. The clinic encouraged me to rest on the first day and then live normally.
I had felt none of my normal endo pains thanks to prostap the month before and month of the treatment cycle. It was a relief. I was also on estrogen patches, progesterone pessaries and prednisolone tablets, which I will take up until 12 weeks.


*Odd little ping in my lower back, like a fairy was pinging me with a tiny elastic band.

*very tired

*mild nausea
*waking up very hungry
*tiring more easily - going to sleep early or needing a siesta

*waking up in the night desperate for a pee and thirsty

*lucid dream about a baby boy we had adopted who was just like my husband

Clearview Digital. Pregnant 2-3 weeks!

Right now, I feel very positive and calm. I cried a little, but now I just feel grateful and like the world is finally how it was meant to be.

Added: Sept. 16, 2016

Angel Party of 3

Posted by
I would like to first thank God for my blessing. I first convinced last year in Oct but sadly suffered a Chemical pregnancy. The test would come up positive but the lines would never get dark. I never made it to the doctor and miscarried on my own in November. Fast forward to April 2016 and I am pregnant again and overjoyed because I would never imagine having another miscarriage. I made it to my first prenatal visit and did all my blood work. I kept taking Clearblue easy digital with weeks est. and it kept coming up as 2-3 weeks for about a weeks and a half and that's when I first realized something was wrong. I was about 5-6 weeks when I went to the doctor on a Thursday and started to miscarry on a Monday at work. I was so devastated feeling lost and let down. I called my doctor and the nurse didn't think that it was a serious matter, so I went to the hospital and had an ultrasound. I was told there was no fetus in the sack. A few days later I finally go to my doctors and she also didn't seem to concerned. I was able to pull my labs off line and saw that my progesterone levels were low. So in the middle of my miscarriage I changed doctors and that doctor was great. She told me after I am finished miscarrying and ready to try again that I can start taking progesterone supplements once I got a positive. I also did my own research and started taking one baby aspirin a day. Now fast forward three months later and I have been taking OPK's and this last month I started for the first time BBT;ing. I seriously thought we were out this month because my OPK said I ovulated on Monday and I also had side pain that day but fertility friend said my temps but me as ovulating on Wednesday and we didn't baby dance that day. Well I kept temping and got a dip 6 days after my OPK turned positive and went sky rocketed 9 dpo. I took a e.p.t. and dollar tree test that both showed what I thought was a very faint positive after the time limit. I took a FRER test the next morning and got my wish a clearer faint positive within the time frame. I also took a Clearblue blue easy digital with weeks est. and that also came up positive with 1-2 weeks. Four days later I took another Clearblue digital with weeks est. and low and behold it came back as 2-3 weeks. YAYY!!!!! I am so excited. I didn't tell my bf until after my first visit. We are both excited for this journey and pray that this is our sticky Angel. PRAYERS AND BABY DUST TO ALL THE TTC'ers......

Added: Sept. 15, 2016

Listen to your body! Pregnant on first month TTC

Posted by happyandhealthy19
Hi Bees! This was our first month trying to conceive. I took little notes each day noting my symptoms and posted to another board (different site), but was disappointed when I was told by other posters that "people don't have symptoms until several weeks into pregnancy." However, I think it's important to listen to your body and note the changes. Turns out I was right!! I'm pregnant!!

Anyway, I was shocked by the little signs we had before my BFP. Here's my story:

My periods are regular (26-32 day cycles, usually around 28 or 29 days) and I believe I ovulated at some point on Sunday, 9/4 (EWCM, positive OPK on Saturday, 9/3). DH and I BD’d on 8/30, 9/1, 9/2, 9/4, and 9/5.

– 1 dpo: 9/5 – mild gas

– 2 dpo: 9/6 – slight cramps, nausea, dizziness

– 3 dpo: 9/7 – no sx

– 4 dpo: 9/8 – intense nausea, watery mouth, decreased appetite; lasted most of the day, especially bad in AM; felt early to have any symptoms so I figured it might be unrelated to TTC… but it lasted (see below)

– 5 dpo: 9/9 – moderate nausea, decreased appetite

– 6 dpo: 9/10 – mild nausea, decreased appetite

– 7 dpo: 9/11 – slight nausea, spotting (one drop of blood, dark red in mid afternoon), same color visible when wiping later in the day, but small, trace amounts. By evening, nausea subsided. Felt twinge of pain on right ovary around 11 pm for a few mins.

- 8 dpo: 9/12 – spotting in AM (very light, almost like pink-tinted discharge)

- 9 dpo: 9/13 – a little more spotting that ended by midday; took Wondfo dip strip HPT in evening and saw the slightest line, but felt like it could have been my imagination. I posted to countdowntopregnancy and 83% thought it was positive and could see it. I was shocked!

- 10 dpo: 9/14 – Took two tests with FMU - 1) Wondfo dip strip and 2) FRER 6 days earlier. Both were POSITIVE!! Not even super faint! I am above the moon happy!!

Added: Sept. 14, 2016

2 week wait ending in bfp warning TMI

Posted by
Hi this is my 2 weeks wait story hopefully it will help someone. Baby dust to all.
Ovulation on cd 15. Super abundant egg white.
1 dpo nothing
2 dpo nothing
3 dpo sudden case of severe hiccups, never have them
4 dpo thick yellow glob cm in knickers , sharp cramp maybe gas
5 dpo again more thick yellow almost green cm in knickers, cramps again on left side of uterus really strange
6 dpo cramps at night .. dry cm
7 dpo more burning cramps from left side of uterus all the way down to my inner left thigh and knee.. almost like sciatic pain yellow cm back
8 dpo check cp and found it high moist soft but also changed shape. Felt flat instead of tip of nose shape. ( this is baby 3 though so cool be from previous v births boobs feel heavy and sore
9 dpo burning cramps back again now also feel like period cramps. So sure af is coming I put on a pad boobs feel like having milk let down feeling
10dpo took off my gold earrings and they turned my ears black!! This has never happened boobs sore heavy , backache
11dpo backache ,cramps, sore boobs so sure af should have started from the cramps but nothing
12 dpo nothing no cramps no backaches.
13 dpo feeling suss on lack of af but having bad cramps test with frer.
Faint bfp ????
14dpo slightly stronger bfp sore boobs back
15dpo 1 day late af digital confirm pregnancy killer boobs sore nipples

I hope this helps . Good luck to everyone ????

Added: Sept. 13, 2016

Still cautious...

Posted by Amylald
Hi! I am excited to share my story but am still in disbelief myself! This was our first month ttc #2. I used fertility friend to track my cycles, had an estimated day for o, so did the deed the day before. At around 7 dpo, my husband asked me if I had any idea if we were successful and my response was that it was just too early. I honestly had no feelings about it one way or the other. On 9 dpo it occurred to me my bbs were really sore and I was crampy. So on 10 dpo I took a test in the middle of the afternoon at work and got a really faint line. I was in disbelief and was afraid it was an evap. I tested again 11 dpo and ran a timer to assure the line came up in the time frame and it did, still really faint. I was using dollar store tests. On 12 dpo I took another dollar store test and same thing. Later that day I broke down and bought some frer's and took it late in the evening after a 3 hour hold and low and behold and nice visible bfp!! After seeing it on the frer I finally believed it. It took us 11 months to get pregnant with our first, so imagine my surprise that we managed to catch the egg on the first try! I am 14 dpo today, still had some nice dark tests this am, and tomorrow I am getting my beta hcg drawn so fingers crossed that this baby is here to stay! I am still in awe and it just feels surreal. Good luck to all!

Added: Sept. 12, 2016