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Clomid pregnancies?

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Alexandra6 Sat 02-Mar-13 18:09:04

I'm a ttc'er who is really hoping to graduate to the pregnancy board soon! I'm on clomid and just wanted to ask if any of you on the pregnancy threads got pregnant with clomid? And is there anyone with PCOS who managed to get a clomid BFP, even though you weren't ovulated normally without it? Just looking for some hope really! smile thanks

missmapp Sat 02-Mar-13 18:15:10

I became pg on clomid with ds1, didnt have pcos , but wasnt ovulating. became pg with ds2 without any treatment- after having ds1, my system seemed to have a kick start and I was ovulating normally.

I didnt become pg until my last allowable cycle of clomid though, and I had the amount upped after the first few cycles.

Good luck

RubyrooUK Sat 02-Mar-13 18:54:49

I got pregnant on Clomid with DS1 after no ovulation for three years.

It seemed to kickstart everything and I conceived DS2 without any assistance after giving up 16 months of breastfeeding.

RubyrooUK Sat 02-Mar-13 18:59:05

Ps. Good luck!!!

Oh and it was my third cycle of Clomid (the first at 100g) before I ovulated. The first two at 50g didn't work. The third time, I ovulated for the first time in years, we conceived and he is now sitting next to me munching on toast.

Alexandra6 Sat 02-Mar-13 19:09:37

Thanks rubyroo that's amazing, I really really hope that happens for me too. Did you have PCOS?

RubyrooUK Sat 02-Mar-13 19:27:03

I'm not sure about PCOS. It was completely unexplained why I stopped ovulating for three years. PCOS would have been the obvious explanation but they couldn't find it or anything none of us really know! I had three years of tests and still none the wiser...

Good luck!

LargeLatte Sat 02-Mar-13 19:36:45

Hi Alexandra6 - I have PCOS. Hadn't ovulated for years, had one round of 50mg Clomid without success, then conceived on 100mg. Had a healthy baby boy, then conceived without assistance as soon as I stopped breast feeding. To my knowledge I have ovulated 3 times in 9 years and got pregnant twice, so very lucky. I remember being where you are now and I am sending you all the good luck vibes I can.

plannedshock Sat 02-Mar-13 20:00:40

Hi I have pcos and after loads of testing was given clomid, fell pregnant on my 3rd cycle I'm now 34weeks pregnant with a textbook pregnancy (so far!) good luck! X

plannedshock Sat 02-Mar-13 20:01:22

Oh, I never had ANY periods and sporadically ovulated!

Alexandra6 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:08:52

Thanks, you have no idea how much these replies are cheering me up, ttc can be a really rough ride sometimes! Really pleased it worked out for all of you - I hope you weren't just ridiculously lucky (kind of like winning a clomid lottery) and that lots of people manage to get there! How much clomid were you on when you got your BFPs?

I'm on my first cycle of it, day 16. On day 13 I got scanned and they saw a follicle but it wasn't about to pop at all - too small. They're getting me back on day 18 for another check, but I guess it's not looking good this cycle? Come on ovaries, get your butts in gear! wink

Alexandra6 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:12:19

Sorry latte and ruby just realised you said 100mg, maybe that's a magic number I can go up to if I don't manage to ov on 50mg smile

RubyrooUK Sat 02-Mar-13 20:40:14

Yes, don't feel too down if 50mg doesn't work for you Alexandra. I saw follicle growth on 50mg, just not enough to release that egg. But I did feel a little bit cheered that clearly the Clomid was having an effect on me and doing its job.

I think actually the 100mg didn't look too promising when they scanned at first either. But I went away, had a bit of acupuncture (was trying anything at that point) and when I came back a few days later for the next scan, they said the follicle had collapsed, which probably suggested ovulation.

TTC is awful but Clomid has helped lots of people conceive - I've posted on similar threads on Mumsnet before filled with other lucky people. Will be crossing my fingers for you.

LargeLatte Sat 02-Mar-13 21:53:19

I didn't have any scans along the way, and I'm glad I didn't, sounds like a lot of pressure. I think I was supposed to try 3 cycles of Clomid of gradually increasing strength before going on to injections, so potentially could have gone to 150mg.

I was convinced 100mg hadn't worked but had to take pg test as it was day before hospital appointment and they had asked me to check - I took 5 tests all together as I couldn't believe it. Then at hosp dr asked if I was totally sure as she had thought Clomid wouldn't work for me (my ovary scan looked awful) but had needed to go through that stage as it was standard procedure.

Pop the pills & have excellent sex - that's all you can do.

Christelle2207 Sat 02-Mar-13 23:27:16

hey, good luck I conceived first cycle of 50mg clomid. Now 18 weeks.

Alexandra6 Sun 03-Mar-13 13:10:42

Thanks ruby I'm trying acupuncture too - it's def got to the point where I'll try anything! Yesterday I actually found myself with a hot water bottle on my belly and my legs up in the air after finding a website which said that "increased blood flow to grow follies". Hmmm.

Did you cut down on wine at all? Sounds like it's a good idea to go straight up to 100mg if they can't detect ovulation on 50.

christelle did you have PCOS? Were you ovulating already? Congrats on your BFP too smile

Would love to hear any other clomid BFP stories too!

Christelle2207 Sun 03-Mar-13 14:13:49

I had suspected pcos but scan inconclusive, I think I was ovulating but too late in my cycle. When I took clomid I ovulated a whole week earlier than normal had lots of sex them a BFP two weeks later!
I think cutting down on alcohol and, more so, caffeine is a good idea don't make yourself miserable though, it's just not worth it. You need wine and coffee to get you through the dark days of TTC.
Ps the month I conceived I had also just started reflexology - no idea at all of it helped but it was definitely enjoyable and relaxing. I was lucky though could claim back the cost through work health insurance.

RubyrooUK Sun 03-Mar-13 14:21:04

I did cut down on both drinking caffeine and alcohol overall.

I would ideally drink 9 coffees a day but I did cut it out when TTC (although not when conceiving DS2 so not sure what difference it made).

And actually now I think about it, on the month I conceived DS1 I actually went on a work trip and washed the Clomid down with numerous cocktails. I'd been trying for three years by that point so probably wasn't making the best decisions! Aside from that, I barely drank though. blush

Petcat Sun 03-Mar-13 22:13:25

Hi Alexandra

I have PCOS and only ovulate from time to time. My cycles were very irregular and we ttc'ed for 2 years. I had a lap and dye followed by 3 cycles of clomid at 50mg. It did get me ovulating but I didn't conceive, and suffered some pretty nasty side effects to boot. I had a break from clomid to recover from the side effects and managed to conceive naturally the next month. I could have sworn I didn't ovulate that cycle, but obviously did! I only discovered I was pregnant when I took a test to be sure I was all clear to start the norethisterone before my next lot of clomid. A huge, brilliant, wonderful surprise!

So don't despair if you don't conceive whilst taking the pills. Sometimes they can give your body the kick it needs to ovulate spontaneously. I feel very lucky but know I'm not the only one this has happened to. Good luck! smile

InPraiseofOldHouses Mon 04-Mar-13 05:03:07

I have pcos and wasn't ovulating and was put on 50 mgs for 2 cycles and nothing happened. Third cycle dose was increased to 100mgs and, well, I'm now typing this left-handed on my phone as I feed my 3 week old. Good luck! X

Alexandra6 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:07:13

Thanks everyone smile Had my scan today on day 18 and they saw a follicle that looked quite big - 18mm! That's good, right? I know it's a bit late in my cycle but am really hoping it means I'll ovulate soon!

photographerlady Mon 04-Mar-13 18:26:53

I am 21 weeks pregnant after 1 round of 50 mcg. I have PCOS and have 3 weeks of acupuncture to shorten my cycle and low GI dieting to get my weight down a bit in combination with the clomid. Seemed to have work and have has a low risk pregnancy so far.

Christelle2207 Tue 05-Mar-13 13:16:14

Yes- mine burst at 21mm but I don't think they have to be that big. have some sex!

Alexandra6 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:29:15

I got a positive on an ovulation stick today! smile Can't believe I actually might have ovulated woop! I didn't have any cm though, a little bit but not the EWCM I was hoping for. I know clomid dries up cm a bit but I'm wondering if it's still possible to get a BFP? Also a bit worried it could have been a false positive on the ov stick, but as they saw the large follicle on my scan yesterday, it sounds promising!

RubyrooUK Tue 05-Mar-13 20:48:30

That does sound really positive Alexandra! I think if you're ovulating, it's possible to get a BFP so just have lots of sex now. This is the good bit. grin

(I never could tell much about cervical mucus/ovulation even when my cycle restarted after DS1 and I knew I was ovulating.)

Christelle2207 Tue 05-Mar-13 23:00:11

Pretty sure I had no EWCM the month I got BFP. Fx.

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