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BFP at 11DPO

Hi ladies, wanted to take some time to document my experience after eagerly reading everyone else's over the last 5 months. I had a laparascopic appendectomy at the start of November and they also found a ruptured ovarian cyst (the actual cause of my pain). The surgery threw my cycles out for the following couple of months (48 day cycle followed by a 24 day cycle when I'm usually bang on 30 days) so was rather surprised that we managed quite quickly after that! Here are my symptoms:

1-2 DPO: No symptoms
3-4 DPO: Really vivid dreams and tender breasts
5-8 DPO: The vivid dreams continued as well as tender breasts and I also experienced some cramping which was actually moderate in strength. The cramping also went down my right thigh. My skin also started to break out and I had a headache all day on 7DPO.
9-10 DPO: I noticed that I needed to urinate more frequently and I was bloated.
11 DPO: As I was on holiday and supposed to be going scuba diving on this day, I decided to take a test just in case I had an early BFP and needed to cancel my trip! I used an internet cheapie and a faint line was visible! I obviously didn't go diving and tested later in the day with a Superdrug test which showed a stronger line! I then took another Superdrug test 2 days later (13 DPO) which produced an even stronger line followed by a Clearblue digital when we returned from holiday. This stated 1-2 weeks pregnant and a week later it stated 2-3 weeks pregnant.

I've continued to experience a few cramps and pressure around my right ovary area. It actually became so bad at around 5/6 weeks pregnant that I attended the Early Pregnancy Assessment unit at our local hospital. They gave me a trans vaginal ultrasound (which allowed me to see the yolk sac and fetal pole) all in the right place (they were worried about ectopic because of where the pain was). It also showed that a cyst on my right ovary (the one that I had surgery on in November) had partially collapsed which they have attributed the pain to and said it was nothing to worry about. Glad I got it checked out though because I was freaking out and I would advise anyone who feels like there could be something not right to seek the guidance of their GP as it is such a worrying time.

Wishing you all the very best in your conception journeys! x

Unexplained infertility BFP

So heres the short version, I have been trying to get pregnant for nearly 10 years and after seeing several doctors and tests and lots of money later I was told I have unexplained infertility. I stopped trying nearly 2 years ago and tried to except I was not meant to be a mother..
My cycles are all over the place, usually around 3 weeks long but its also normal for me to go a couple of months without a period.
This month I was a week late, but this is normal and happens all the time, I always take a PG test and it is always negative so when I got very dark BFP instantly at 4 in the afternoon, my shock couldn't be greater

so here are my symptoms
sore boobs, which is normal for me, I have chronic breast pain, no worse no less than usual
menstrual cramps the day my period was due and for a few days after, no spotting at all
my cervix is low hard and semi open just like right before AF
very thick sticky CM
I am currently at CD33 and my nipples already have a dark ring around them,
I wasn't expecting to be pregnant and sense we had stopped trying I havent been logging symptoms, but I don't think there was anything different this month than usual.

Natural BFP After 2yrs of Failed Fertility Treatments

Hey ladies! I'm so thrilled to finally post here. I began lurking in the shadows of this site back in 2012 when my husband and I originally began ttc. Here's my timeline:

October 2012: Began trying to conceive

December 2012: Noticed (now that I was tracking) that I begin to spot sometimes up to five days post ovulation and continue to spot through to my period. Negative.

December 2012-April 2012: Negative

April 2013: Began seeing an RE due to spotting. Negative

May 2013: Diagnosed with PCOS (even though I've never had an irregular period) and a luteal phase defect. Clomid. Husband's numbers look more than perfect. Negative.

June 2013-October 2013: Clomid. Negative

November 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

December 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative.

January 2014: RE believes I have endometriosis...awesome. -_- Negative

February 2014-May 2014: Continued trying naturally. Negative

June 2014: Laparoscopic surgery for removal of large amounts of endometriosis; however, what is there isn't very deep. The doctor also discovered that my left fallopian tube was being blocked by scar tissue. Luckily, she was able to re-open the tube. Cleared for continued ttc.

July 2014: IUI with Letrozol plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

August 2014: I said, "SCREW IT! I'm done! It is what it is. I'm over it. If it happens, great.. but I'm DONE!"

August 2014-January 2015: Went back to college. Quit trying to conceive. Got a 4.0 my first semester back. Made peace with the idea that I wouldn't be a mommy.

**Here's the fun part**

January 2015: Begin working out and I'm loving it.

CD 15-17 - It's obvious (just by my body's signs) that I'm ovulating.. but who cares? I can't get pregnant! BD random days.
(10 DPO): Boobs hurt, bloated, cramping lightly. Begin spotting like usual..just brown stuff. I ALWAYS spot before my period. Here's she comes!
(12 DPO): Spotting is gone... and I mean GONE! I'm talking.. nothing.. nada.. it's just gone.
(13 DPO): Still no spotting... this is strange... but my boobs still hurt. Maybe I'm skipping a period due to working out so hard?
(14 DPO): Still no spotting... boobs really hurt and here's something new... I can feel little electric jolts in my boobs. Weeeirddd. "Let's just test so I can get this over with and know that I'm NOT pregnant and then I can take my mind off of it."

*Tests and throws it on the bathtub ledge while I'm taking a bath* I look over.. and there it is.. plain as day. No squinting.. no holding it to the light... it's just there.. the two lines I'd never seen before.. right there.. staring back at me at 1:30am while I soak in a bath.

HCG levels were checked the next day and were at 298, more than doubling to 536 in 48 hours. My first ultrasound is next week and I'm now currently 5 weeks. Prayers, ladies.

The pain of infertility is real. I promise to keep you all in my prayers while I'm thanking God for this miracle. Stay strong and I love each and every one of you! <3

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Bfp Month after Ectopic!!

I didn't want to post anything until I knew where my baby was and I finally got to see the little bean in my uterus this morning!!! I'm currently 5w5d and have been ttc since September 2014. I got pregnant right away in September which ended with a dissolved ectopic and got pregnant again in December which was ectopic resulting in my right tube being removed in early January. Both times I didn't get a bfp until after period like bleeding and brown spotting so I knew something was wrong. Apparently all the problems were with my right tube because I got pregnant immediately with my left. My husband and I only b'd once and were not expecting to get pregnant so I think I'm still in shock that it happened!!
1-2 dpo: Cramping/gassy
3-8 dpo: Gassy, itchy breasts (felt like crumbs were in my bra), slight cramps, soapy taste in mouth
9-12 dpo: All above symptoms but even more intense af like cramps which I normally only get on 2nd day of af. My hair was also very, very greasy no matter what I did.
12 dpo- Very faint positive on wondfo, blood test confirmed at 12hcg

I never believed the term "it will happen when you least expect it" but now I do. Good luck everyone in their ttc journey.

hopefaith3

Hey I haven't so much of had a BFP as of yet but this site seems to be the only site with the most sense/knowledge after a laparoscopy!!
I had AF arrive 14th jan-- went down for lap on the 20th of Jan/ right tube blocked no success of clearing it, left tube scarring at ovary/tube- surgen cleared that up and tube clear! Ovulating on/around 28th (if ovulation wasn't postponed) although I felt light twinges to the left and stretchy clear cm, signs of fertile cm BD 26th 27th and 29th...

4-7dpo tired,moody hungry, strange/vivid dreams/ hot and cold
8-10 dpo tired, strange vivid dreams, hard nipples very sore and tender/ fuller breasts/ feeling hot
11-12 dpo boobs less tender not so much tired... no moods no usual feeling of af due no mood swings or bloating, just peacefully calm and would say feeling "content" I haven't tested yet as I'm not due till Wednesday and although the op has made it possible I just don't believe it still and scared of the outcome and feeling let down of a BFN, we have been ttc for 3 years 5 month and with every month that passed I felt more let down now I can possibly conceive it's still there in the back of my head "don't get your hopes up" anyone out there with similar story with a positive out come ? I need hope... :-)

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Thanks for you help! Hope my story can help you too!

After half a year search and many difficulties, among which surgery for endometriosis and uterine fibroids, we finally reached the goal at the first attempt after surgery!
Hope my experience can give courage to those who are fighting against the same problems I have.

Here are my symptoms:
1 dpo - bloating, ovary pain
2 dpo - only a small amount of creamy CM (white and yellowish), some cramps
3-4 dpo - little creamy CM
5 dpo - little creamy CM, very slight dizziness (feel like I’m fluctuating for just a few seconds)
6 dpo - little creamy CM, slight dizziness, a short sensation on nausea
7 dpo - little creamy CM, slight dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning
8 dpo - slight dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning, feeling hot (I’m usually very cold and have very cold hands and feet but today they were extremely warm), I had hot flashes that made me sweat for half an hour, thirsty
9 dpo - little creamy CM again, dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning, felt very very cold today
10 dpo - little creamy CM, lack of appetite in the morning, warm hands and feet, thirsty, cramps, nausea, joint pain
11 dpo - lack of appetite in the morning, warm hands and feet, nausea, back ache, migraine, irritability. This time nausea was heavy, although I felt it for a very short time. This convinced me to test and got a very slight positive in the afternoon!
12 dpo - BFP in the morning!

Just a note: although my list includes many symptoms, only few of them made me suspicious because they were extremely unusual: creamy CM starting so early (I usually get it some days before AF), hot flashes, migraine and heavy nausea on 11 dpo.

God bless you all!

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My long journey ttc

Hi everyone. I was addicted to this site whilst tcc. I always thought that once it happened to me I would come back and write for the first time how it happened for me as I know how much it helps others just as it had helped me.

I have endometriosis, PCOS and a hormonal deficiency. I have had several surgeries and had the mire a put in for 7 years in total on medical grounds. I only ever had two periods in my life.
I was told my fertility was massively reduced.

After different treatments and fertility help nothing happened, I never accepted this.

I began doing temping, clear blue digi ovulation tests, preseed and constant eBay pregnancy tests.

Nothing.

Finally after help my periods began another surgery later and I downloaded an app called 'my days' I religiously used it and decided to 'baby dance' every other day - yes this did feel like a chore!! But I tracked EVERYTHING from cervical mucus, my emotions so forth on this app.
I stopped ovulation tests and temping. I felt that is I BD every other day I would catch it therefore didn't stress about the other bits.

This was the first time I didn't have 'pregnancy signs' did I look for them, yes? As every month I'd read every sign for dear hope it was this month.

I didn't do any pg tests. I knew there was no point and if it were meant to be then I would know.

I missed my period. On the day I felt like I had a cold. THIS WAS MY ONLY SIGN. I did a test. Negative. Second day another negative. Three days of missed pregnancy. Positive.

I couldn't believe it. This has been he scariest most worrying and exciting time of my life and I just want to say to everyone it will happen. I promise one way or another. X

Peace and love xx

2 month post laparoscopy

I have struggled with endometriosis for 2 years since I found out I had it via laparoscopy.. About 3 months after I was married (with lots of negative pregnancy tests) I had a cyst of my ovary that was growing very quickly and I had a laparoscopy to remove it and all of the endo that had grown back. The endo wasn't too bad but I was down to one working fallopean tube and the ovary needed to get me pregnant was stuck to the side of my a abdominal wall. Basically, it was a blessing disguise I had the surgery and would have had a really hard time getting pregnant without it.

About a month after the surgery, we had sex once at the end end of my fertile days. I was still recovering from pain after the surgery and convinced myself I was pregnant, I had every symptom imaginable. I spent hours on websites like these, taking tests daily and counting down the minutes.

When I got my period, I was so upset and had a come to Jesus moment. Not only have I gone mad, my body is unhealthy and very confused with the endo and the surgery. I need to get healthy so my body can carry a baby.

I started reading books about endo diet and fertility. I started to take a ton of vitamins daily like probiotic, magnesium, evening primrose, fruit and veggie supplements, Endovan, chinese herbs from acupuncture, etc. I cut out red meat, dairy, sugar, WHEAT, and junk food from my diet. I was done obsessing and wanting to solely focus on my health.

This month, my husband (who owns his own company) had an employee who quit and needed me to help until he hired someone new. It happened with perfect timing for me because I was just starting to feel normal from my new healthy focus and was no longer in pain from the surgery. I worked 11 hours a day at my job and helped my husbands in the evening and on weekends. I had no time to obsess over blogs and to self diagnose any little symptom that came up. And I didn't need to, I felt great.

We had sex twice in my fertile period, at the very beginning and the very end. Since I only have one tube, I can't get pregnant every month anyways. I had little symptoms when finally I decided to take a test after I was 3 days late and sure enough, a solid BFP on 4 different tests

Symptoms:
Heartburn right when I missed my period. It felt different then the normal heartburn I usually get
I gained a few pounds and was very confused bc I was eating so healthy
I felt amazing, no endo pain. I felt like a normal person

Takeaways:
I was pregnant 2 months after my laparoscopy. My first one 2 years ago almost killed me. I had internal bleeding and was in the hospital for a week. I kept faith, stayed with my Christian Dr., and had a second surgery when I really needed it. Laparoscopies are great if you are ready to get preg right after

Have you ever heard the saying, it will happen when you stop trying?? This is so true. Don't obsess over blogs and website like this. don't take tests early. Take care of yourself and your marriage and have sex on the fertile days. Keep in constant communication with God and ask for direction.

Endometriosis needs the right diet. Your doctor is probably not going to tell you this. It's so important.

Don't obsess over symptoms. I really didn't have any and didn't think I was pregnant.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

BFP 10DPO! (1 tube)

First time posting. I want to start off by saying I only have one Fallopian tube. The right one was removed in July due to an ectopic pregnancy. My right tube burst and couldn't be saved. I am also in remission from thyroid cancer. I finally got my BFP!! I knew it was my month. I know people say it's too early to feel symptoms but I have two children, I just knew!!

1-4DPO-Nothing
5DPO-O cramps on left side
6DPO-urinating a lot, gassy, light cramping, fatigue, and vivid dreams!
7DPO-same as above, except I had some cramping that was a little intense for about an hour
8DPO-same (fatigue, falling asleep at the drop of a hat during the day, insomnia at night, but once I fell asleep, vivid dreams!) a couple pimples and I never break out! Not even pre AF. Took FRER-saw a faint faint line, but wrote it off as indent or evap and bawled Christmas Eve morning (even though I knew it was early and still had hope)
9DPO- fatigue and vivid dreams, still gassy (skipped taking a test, didn't want to cry on Christmas, lol)
10DPO-Woke up from a very vivid dream that I had a positive test. Took a FRER with FMU and got my BFP!!

Sending lots of baby dust to all of you! Xoxo

Almost a year mark got my BFP after lap

So here is my story, like everyone else I promise I will write my story when it happen. I'm 3 months pregnant but I wanted to make sure everyhting was good before I wrote or told anyone. I'm 34 and DH is 35 ,so our age really put more pressure on me, and I know everyone says it would happen when you least expected which is true but is something that is hard to do when you are trying and you seeing everyone around getting pregnant and they are worst physical shape than you or didn't even want to get pregnant. Well I got my BFP in September, I tried softcups, prime rose, mucinex, every other day sex, every day sex, ovulation kits , preeseed and Maca. I'm very regular in my period so I thought getting pregnant is no biggie, boy was wrong!, we started in October of 2013 and by December nothing so I figure since I was turning 34 I should get myself check by the gyno, which I'm glad I did . I started to get postive ovulation sticks twice a month which was odd since I'm so regular, the doctor did a sonogram and I found out that I had fibroids and the lining of the wall was thick, so he stated to come back in three months, went back still the same but try green tea for the fibroids and they got smaller but he was worried about the lining because he though it might be cancer. Of course I freaked out , so he did a laparoscopy and DMC and something else I can recall. Thank God was not cancer but found out my cervix was closed because I have endometrosis, so he said to keep trying after a month and here go again trying. Try Maca since heard it was good for hormones, it got my period shorter but great energy I think if you have really missed period it would work, so stop by August I was done and told my husband that September would be whatever, no nothing the only thing that I did different was try juicing for ferility that found in some website which I figure is healthy for you anyway and workout normal I think worst cause I really pushed myself. The fertile period we did the deed once which it was the 10 , I usually ovulate 11,12,or 13 this is only because I'm so regular because I did'nt do the ovulation kit that month and didn't do deed anymore because I got really sick for two weeks. Since I though was out did an appointment for October to force my doctor to put in clomid since he is old fashion, I drank and did everything normal. I don't count on symptons since I get every pregnant sympton when I get my period the only way I found cause I usually spot three day or 4 days before and I didn't but thought that maybe my period was getting back to normal since I stop the Maca and I had cramps . I waited 2 days after took a dollar test that I had since trying and was two lines, I was like no way! we did it once in the whole month there is no way. I guess they are right about when you least expected, also not that I want to go in details but the other thing different was that DH and I came at the same time I don't know if that what it help. I thank God for this blessing , and I understand your frustration and sadness but there is light at the end of the tunnel . Wish you alot blessinggs and baby dust!

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