BFP after 20 months (2nd month after HSG), the week we are due to start IVF
I feel safe enough to post my story here now..
We started ttc in september 2010, like most people we assumed we'd get a bfp in 3-4 months. That didnt happen and each month we got a bfn
I started loosing weight to get my bmi under 30, i lost 44 pounds and i felt great in myself... but still month after month of bfn's.
We had lots of tests, my tests showed i was ovulation and all the levels seemes normal apaprt from very slightly high testosterone. my oh's sa showed very bad morphology (2-4%) but his count was extreamly high so the fs said there were no issues there. we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. we were refered for IVF we were to get 3 free fresh cycle and up to 6 fet cycles (we are luckily enough to live in sweden where they have great public treatment for infertility) I pushed for a HSG as I wanted to know we had looked at all possible reasons for our infertility, they were not that keen on the idea of a HSG as we were due to have IVF 2 months after so it wouldnt matter if my tubes were open or not. I had the HSG and everything was fine, all open. The cycle after the HSG was long (30 days-ish) I'm not actually sure I ovulated as I didnt get my normal signs. Onto cycle #20, cycle #21 was to be our IVF cycle, I had my pre IVF consultation and the doctor did an internal scan, he found 40 follicles on my overies, he also noted that my AHM was very high, he diagnosed me with pco/pcos.. even tho i have regular periods and seemingly regular ovulation. He said there were so many folicles i was unlikely to ovulate that month. He went on to say i should do the short protocol IVF to try to avoid overstimulation. I went home and got prepared for IVF, ironically i actually put on weight the month or so before IVF as i didnt want my body to be starving during treatment. I bought the drugs (only 200 pounds as that is the maximum you can spend in a year on medicine in sweden) told work i was having gynochological treatment but not that i was having IVF. told our families.. then just waited for AF to arrive.
The last day of term before Easter (im a teacher) was cd 30, I was so anoyed that AF hadnt arrived as I wanted to start stimming so i could have egg collection in the holidays. I bought some wine and blue chease and salami and thought to myself im just going to enjoy not being pregnant tonight! When i got home I thought id better do a ic test out of habbit as i was going to drink alcohol, i peed in a glass and dipped the test in like i had done so many times before, i tipped the pee away as i "knew" the test would be a bfn because the doctor said i wouldnt even ovulate that month and we hadnt tried much, just dtd for fun a few times. i walked into the kitchen with the test and went to open the wine, i glanced down at the test and there were 2 lines I went into my oh in the living room, i had dreamed so many times about how id tell him and all i did was stutter "i think im pregnant" i didnt cry i didnt feel even excited it just seemed so unreal! i was so anoyed with myself that i had tipped my pee away! so many times i had saved my pee so i could retest if i got a bfp and it was a bfn everytime. we made a mad dash to the chemist it was about to shut but i kept saying to my oh dont go too fast over the speed bumps!! we bought a clear blue digi and when i did it at home it said 2-3 weeks, that is when i really started to beleive it could be true
I really feel like the HSG was the trick, also maybe (as anoying as it is!) the relaxing, we went skiing over ovulation and i enjoyed the after ski.
the pregnancy is going well so far, it seems more real every day, i was so nervouse in the begining, it just didnt seem real.
now we have a fridge full of gonal F and trigger shots and progesterone! I thought id save it incase we needed IVF is i had a MC.. not sure what to do with it now!
I really hope this story brings hope to someone, its never too late for an unassisted BFP.
LTTC was just awfull whilst we were going through it, but now I value that journy, it makes the less nice bits of pregnancy not seem so bad, going to bed at 7 or throwing up at the edge of the road and sore boobs are not nearly as painfull as a BFN.
Hugs and best wishes to all of you still ttc, I hope that before too long you get your long awaited BFP
That's inspiring. Just what I need to hear on cycle 16 & getting hsg next week.
Many congratulations! X
thank you for the congrats Best of luck just married with your ttc after the HSG...my advice is dont expect it the 1st cycle, my 1st cycle after the HSG was very anoying, i really felt i had "broken" my body as i am so used to ovulating and being able to read my cycle. But cycle 2 did the trick fingers crossed for you!
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