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Trying To Conceive Success Stories - Page 5

Trying To Conceive Success Stories - Page 5

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!

Pregnant after 6 1/2 years on our 6th IVF attempt!

Posted by mnor0406
Our journey to baby felt like an eternity but we are finally expecting a little miracle in June! I hope our story will give those who have been TTCing for a long time some hope!

I threw away my bcp in March of '08 before getting married in November of '08 because we decided that whatever happens happens and if it happened by accident that would great! After 3 years with no pregnancies I was diagnosed with PCOS and started 7 rounds of clomid. Again, no pregnancies with clomid. Then my hubby was tested and it was discovered that he had a very low sperm count, low motility and borderline morphology. We moved on to a fertility specialist at that point and decided to try IUI since my insurance covered it 100%. After 4 IUI's with no pregnancies again we decided it was finally time to move on to IVF.

Luckily, we have very supportive family who helped us come up with the $15,500 upfront payment otherwise IVF may not have been in our future. We qualified for a refund program and paid for 6 rounds of IVF upfront with the contract stating that if we did not have a baby after all 6 rounds we would get 75% of that initial payment back. Out of the first 5 IVF cycles, I got pregnant on 2 fresh cycles and 1 frozen but miscarried around the 5-6 week mark every time. Knowing we only had 1 shot left and were tapped out financially because we had spend an additional $10,000-$15,000 on meds and other fees, we started researching surrogacy and asked some family and friends if they would be willing to be a surrogate for us without compensation.

However, my doctor and I had a plan that we were going to throw everything possible at this 6th frozen transfer and our final try. We did an endometrial scratch on the cycle before to give the embryos a better place to burrow and I also started a full month of antibiotics to eliminate any infections or inflammation. I also started steroids before the embryo transfer to reduce the chances that my body would reject the embryo as a foreign body, blood thinning injections to reduce clotting, baby aspirin to increase blood flow and also help reduce clotting and doubled my progesterone supplementation to include PIO injections and crinone suppositories. We transferred 2 embryos on October 11th, one hatching and one expanding, I got my first faint positive at 5dp5dt on October 16th and my first beta came back at 165 on 9dp5dt on October 20th! We saw the heartbeat of 1 beautiful baby at 6 weeks and a 2nd sac that only had a yolk sac. Unfortunately the 2nd baby never developed and the sac was absorbed. I continued steroids until I was 9 weeks pregnant and progesterone until I was 14 weeks pregnant. I will continue to take blood thinning injections for my entire pregnancy.

I am currently 17 weeks pregnant and we had our 4th ultrasound today! We found out that we are having a little GIRL! I was so hesitant to write a success story after 3 miscarriages but I finally feel confident that this will be our take home baby! There were so many days when I just wanted to give up and accept that we would not have children but I am so glad that I just kept pushing myself to keep trying! Never give up on your dream ladies!

Added: Jan. 22, 2015

Healthy pregnancy after two miscarriages and bleeding

Posted by Dkeske
I wasn't sure where to post this story, but I'm hoping it reaches those that are searching the internet for positive stories about pregnancy after multiple miscarriages or successful pregnancies after bleeding. So, here's my story.

In September 2010, I found out I was pregnant for the first time with my son. I had a little bit of implantion spotting right around the time my period was due, but that was it. I went in for my first U/S at about 6 weeks, and all they saw was an empty sac. Two weeks later, I did a second U/S, and we saw the fetus and heartbeat. Turns out my dates were a little off, and I have a retroverted uterus, so we couldn't see the little munchkin the first time.

In January 2013, we decided to TTC again and got pregnant right away. This time, I had more implantation bleeding than the first time (light flow for a couple of days), but I wasn't too worried. Decided to wait until 8 weeks for the U/S, though, because I didn't want to go through the two weeks of waiting and worrying that I did with the first pregnancy. However, at the first U/S, I found out that I had a blighted ovum. I had had no spotting or bleeding aside from the implantation bleeding, my beta levels were great, and my cervix was closed. There was just nothing developing. I started spotting a few days later (around 8 weeks and 5 days) and elected to do an U/S 3 weeks later when there was still no development. Recovery from the D&C was uneventful.

Fast forward 3 months, and we decided to try again. Got pregnant again the first month! This time, same implantation bleeding as the last time, so I was worried. Were we in store for another miscarriage? I decided to schedule my first prenatal appointment at 7 weeks. Once again, we discovered an empty sac that measured closer to 5 weeks, and my beta levels were dropping. Could this really be bad luck again?! I elected to have another D&C, and I was fortunate that the recovery time was minimal again with no issues. I also did a follow-up U/S and bloodwork to rule out some possible causes of the recurrent miscarriages, and all of the tests came back normal.

Decided to try again after 3 months, and once again, got pregnant the first month (3 pregnancies in 1 year!). I found out I was pregnant on November 30. Prior to that, I had some spotting about a week before my period was due (which seemed early for implantion bleeding), and then again, on the day of my expected period, I bled lightly for 1/2 a day and stopped. Sure enough, I was pregnant. I was crushed as this was exactly what happened the other two times. I prepared myself mentally for another miscarriage but physically felt pregnant (very minor symptoms though, same as with my son). Between weeks 4 and 7, I had no further issues. However, at 7 weeks, I started spotting pink - not good. This went on for 2 weeks, turning from pink to red to brown. Usually there was only a little when I wiped, but one afternoon, I bled enough to fill a pad. I scheduled my first prenatal appointment for 9 weeks and 3 days. I prayed and prayed that everything would be okay, but I mentally prepared myself for bad news again.

I couldn't believe my eyes when the U/S Tech showed us a small fetus, measuring 9 weeks, on the screen! She also noticed a small area under the gestational sac, a subchorionic hemorrhage, that was causing my light bleeding and on-going spotting. This may have been caused by a second sac of an embryo that did not develop. Regardless, I had one healthy, growing baby and was so relieved!

So, I'm hoping this story gives people hope if they need it. Sometimes what looks like an empty sac on an early U/S DOES turn out okay. Implantation bleeding can be more than just spotting, and on-going spotting/bleeding does not necessarily mean a miscarriage.

Added: Jan. 20, 2015

BFP at 10 DPO!

Posted by MonicaOrange14
After a miscarriage in May and six months of trying, we finally got our BFP!

It wasn't faint, it was a standard positive!

I am 24 (DH 27), BMI 22, relatively healthy (no medical problems or fam. history of disease), So I wondered why it took so long, and I believe the answer is in what I did different!

CD1-Ovulation: Drank 1 cup of hot green tea with a wedge of lemon and honey. Every morning!

O Day: Used pre-seed, softcups, and we set the mood! (music, candles, nice pjs/lingerie)

1 DPO-5DPO: Pineapple Core, hot water and lemon (for fiber/digestion!) with honey in the a.m.

5 DPO-Current:
More water!
No soda
lots of soups and stews
I avoided ice water and cold foods
wore socks! I heard that cold feet causes your uterus to contract. A warm uterus is an inviting one!

Don't give up! Stay focused and the most important thing for me was POSITIVE SELF-TALK/AFFIRMATIONS!

This made a huge difference, I just continued to meditate on phrases like "my body knows how to conceive a healthy baby" and "I will have a healthy and happy baby".

I "knew I was pregnant" at 5 DPO, even if I wasn't yet, I made myself believe it.

Its still early days for me (11 DPO), but I am confident that this will be my Rainbow Baby!

God Bless and Baby dust to you all.

Added: Jan. 14, 2015


Posted by bmobms11
Ovulated on Jan 2nd
1-7 dpo absolutely nothing some cramps but not enough to call a symptom
8-11dpo I had one day of spotting and thought AF was coming for sure, I was extremely tired but I had just switched to night shift so I thought that could be it. Nothing else.
Neg hpt 8 dpo and 10dpo.
I waited, till 12 dpo. I was going to wait to see if I ended up with my period but I woke up and felt very very sick. And weak.
Took an ept, hpt digital and it was pos, hr later I got a blood test and within an hr I got my pos result:)!

Added: Jan. 14, 2015

Big (Faint) Line at 10 DPO

Posted by liv2luv000
Hi ladies!! I've been on this site nonstop for the last 2 months as we've been trying. I'm so thankful for this community. Here is my story:

26 yrs old, DH is 36. We were married in May and started trying this last October. I have terribly irregular cycles, for my entire life. Sometimes 18 days sometimes 55 days. It doesnt seem that I have PCOS based on tests done. I can only sum up my irregularity to stress. I've unfortunately always been dealing with a lot of stress due to family issues, my entire life.

Based on the irregularity I figured it would take us a long time to get pregnant. Last cycle was nearly 55 days and I am suspicious that I experienced a chemical pregnancy, due to some crazy symptoms I've never felt before. My Dr seemed to think I didn't even ovulate though, based on my bloodwork. So here I am going into 2nd TTC Cycle thinking I'm likely anovulatory ... great. To top it off, I'm dealing with nearly crippling stress at work, double great. Oh well, DH and I give it the good college try over Christmas break, which just happens to also be my fertile window! We BD on 12/28, 12/29 and 12/31. I suspect I ovulated on 12/30 based on +OPK and the Glow App. We used OPKs, Preseed, and I used Fertilitea!! I did not use Fertilitea last cycle, so I think it might have helped! It did help bring on my period - I started taking it last cycle when my period wouldn't come and within 2 days and 2 cups of the tea my period came. I also prayed lots and every night I went to bed I put my hands in the shape of a heart above my stomach, I know ... stupid ... but whatever!

Here are some of the symptoms I experienced:

Most importantly: I've had very dull cramps/pressure nearly every day since O. I've also had an increased appetite. Everything else was pretty normal. My CM was creamy and light to medium since O.

1-3 DPO : Gassy / Bloating / Blood in mucus when blowing nose / High Appetite

4-5 DPO : Gassy / Bloating / High Appetite. Cried during real housewives of beverly hills. Got ready for bed, got into bed, got back up to go eat dinner leftovers - wtf?! Have never done that.

5-6 DPO : Emotional / Irritable/ Bloating - Note: I quit my job on 1/7. I think this was divine, the stress it was causing would not have let me be able to implant I think.

9 DPO "A-ha Day" - Gas like WHOA. High appetitive. Lots of gurgles/pulling and even a sharp pain that I felt in my uterus and boob at the same time (implantation?) ... my urine smelled terrible!! ... heres the crazy thing, I could not stop drinking water from 6pm-bedtime. I must have had 8 glasses. I could not quench my thirst

10 DPO -- Woke up and took two cheapie wondofos, saw a light line on both but felt suspicious because they are cheapies ... ran out and got a FRER and there was a straight up faint line!! Attached pic here.

11-13DPOs : Lines getting darker each day, mild dull cramps, thirsty, gassy, very cold! Off to the Dr tomorrow for blood test too :) Praying constantly, being cautiously optimistic but of course I'm feeling through the roof happy.

Thanks to everyone for your stories and support. I wish baby dust for you all!

Added: Jan. 12, 2015