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I'm a NEW Mom :-) but it wasn't easy!

It seemed like everyday I was reading stories on this site and I found them so comforting to me. I'm happy that I'm taking the time to write one of my own and hopefully ease the feelings of some of the women on here. I know it made me feel better to know that hope was just around the corner.
I got married on 05/23/14 , I was 27. I got off birth control right after the wedding. A year passed and still nothing, I began to worry I was too old. By Christmas of 2015 I was ready to throw in the towel and just settle with the idea that we would just be a family of two. I didn't count days, stress or worry about babies anymore I enjoyed drinking and partying because I would be leaving my 20's soon. That x-mas i read up on Mayan Abdominal Massages so I figured hey what's the worst that can happen, I tried it and come January, I was pregnant, super excited, but sadly an excitement that only lasted 5 days, i miscarried but I told my husband that I was happy because at this point I knew I was able to get pregnant, IT WAS A POSSIBILITY, I had NEVER been pregnant before. Next thing you know I got pregnant right away, I spent all 2016 (9 months) pregnant, my daughter was born November 14, 2016 I was 29. For those of you out there TTC, be patient and remain calm, try out that Mayan Abdominal Massage and God could send a blessing your way.

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BFN 10dpo BFP 11dpo

A little back story. I am 26 DH is 34. We had a suprise pregnancy last October 2016 then we're told we were miscarring in Nov 2016. I tried to go natural and my wouldn't let it go so I had surgery D&C the very beginning of Jan 5th 2017.
We have been trying ever since; my doctor said it was okay, so we had been TTC for 3months. In that 3 months I read other stories and decided if I got BFP I would post mine and maybe it would help someone else!
Also I wasn't even going to keep track this month until
CD 13 - the day of my sisters wedding
Noticed I was getting alot of acne but my face had been clear since last ovulation, thought I might be ovulating took a test but it was negative DH and I BD anyway.
CD 14 - I am calling this ovulation day even though I might be off by a day... had more acne, high sex drive, lots of watery CM and positive OPK! We BD.
1 DPO - hiccups all day at work, more acne, stuffy nose, creamy CM, light cramps. BD again for good measure.
2 DPO - teeth hurt, hiccups once early in day, cramps, and acne still
3 DPO - BD, mood swings, acne, gums bleeding, gas
4 DPO - cramps, acne, very mild lower backache, emotional, feel Ike AF is coming
5 DPO - Headache, acne on butt (TMI), backache, vivid dreams and peed alot the night before
6 DPO - headache, acne, fatigue, stress at work, dreamed alot and the bedroom stunk the night before
7 DPO - dreams all night before, cramps, headache, acne, slight nausea, fatigue, starting to feel sick, cramps when lying down
8 DPO - feel happy, cramps low in vagina, acne, nausea, fatigue, got up 15min before alarm clock for work. One of the DR. at work came up to me checked my pulse handed me a puke bag and told me to text him when I find out I'm pregnant, crazy! Right kidney hurts.
9 DPO - BD, lower left side cramp/ache, nausea, fatigue, bloating, woke up hungry, arthristis in left knee, cleaned alot. Zero CM
10 DPO - BFN, BD, normal feeling. Zero symptoms to start the day. Told husband we were out thay it felt like AF was coming. Had gas, acid reflux, cleaned alot again.
11 DPO - BFP x4 tests! Called to make DR. Appt they cannot get me in until 13th. Feel nauseous but I think it's nerves!

BFP 38 Years Old!

I'm so excited and thankful to be able to share my BFP story! I have a 7 yr old girl who took us about 1.5 years to conceive. We never actively TTC'd for a second but didn't prevent either for the last 4 years. Last July I was surprised and excited to find out I was pregnant but we lost the baby at 17 weeks in October. I was tested and found out I have a clotting disorder that probably caused the loss. We've been actively TTC since then, using OPKs, BBT charting, etc. It took us 4 months and now here we are! We DTD 6 out of 7 of my fertile days.
Here are my symptoms:
1-7 DPO: Nothing much except vivid dreams but I always get that in my luteal phase.
8DPO: Feeling very irritable, thinking I'm having PMS and am out.
9DPO: Cramping, one small spot of pinkish red discharge when I wipe. Think I'm starting to spot and cramp early since those are normal AF symptoms for me.
10DPO: Cramping slows, no spotting. Feel pretty good, not typical for me at this stage. Also temps have been staying up when I usually start dipping on 10 DPO. I start feeling hopeful!
11DPO: Temp rises .3, no spotting, no cramping. Take an HPT and get a faint but solid positive!
12 DPO: Take another HPT, line is darker! Feel great today! No symptoms at all. (My last pregnancy, I didn't have symptoms until 6 weeks.) Plan to call my doc tomorrow. She said I'll have to be on Lovenox this pregnancy after i have an ultrasound to verify a viable pregnancy. Not look ing forward to that but hopeful it'll help to get a healthy baby in 9 months! Good luck to all of you!

Natural miracle after 7 years TTC & IVF

I am still in shock if I am honest and had virtually no idea that I was pregnant at all. As I am a weirdo I still keep track of all of my cycles just in the hope of a natural miracle. If this hadn't happened to me I almost wouldnt believe it.

2dpo - dizzy when wake up
7dpo - started to have slightly tender breasts (thought it was just from the gym and weight training)
9dpo - slight cramping
10dpo - dizzy when wake up
11dpo - brown spotting - usual for me so thought nothing of it
12dpo - brown spotting - super emotional thought for sure my period was coming
13dpo - brown spotting - was thinking that I never usually spot for three days but my body always surprises me with these things
14dpo - spotting had stopped. went for a 12km run and felt a little off, kept pushing as I am training for a half marathon. Got back and felt extrmely light headed and expected my period to come. Thought I would do a test for a laugh and hopped into the shower. I am used to seeing negative tests and have never gotten pregnant naturally. I kept putting off testing as usually my period just comes after the spotting.

Got out and was like OMG WTF is this? Called hubby in and he said "oh I think you are pregnant". I was shocked and we were laughing. Stunned and unsure what to do next I called the medical centre and went for a blood test as it was Sunday so my GP was closed.

After all of this time, 7 years, multiple IVF's and two chemical pregnancies could this really be it?

14dpo HCG 48, progesterone 60
16dpo HCG 116, progesterone 61

Looking good! When asked what I did differently I initially said nothing, just carried on with life and started to enjoy not having kids LOL. I hadn't been taking my pre pegnancy vitamins and have been exercising pretty hard.

When I think about it I have been doing Chinese herbs and I did take DHEA (for egg quality) for a month in Dec - although they say you need to take it for 3 months to see effect.

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Finally BFP at 39, no supps!

So at last I am not out this month! I got my BFP early this morning and it's surreal bc I wasn't even getting my hopes up, as I don't really feel PG. I believe the only weird thing I noticed was irritation down there. I have been around this site for over a year, and we ladies always symptom spot inside the 2ww, but I must say that this cycle was where I experienced the least symptoms and I am PG! And believe me bc this is the 5th time in my life I've been PG with one live birth, DD 17. I had a non-viable at 7 weeks in 2015 and took a break so this was my 7th cycle actually tracking my O dates and with much prayer to the Almighty, and one baby aspirin each night, here I am!

I mentioned not much symptoms, but I am still going to give you what I was feeling. Now my cycle is like clock work every 26 days with a 11-12 day Luteal:

2DPO – Nothing much, slept in til 11am. (Daylight saving day) took a long walk with SO and starting to feel irritation in groin and vaginal area and itchy butt. Very hungry. IBS with bloody stool. (not unusual for me prob eating too much sh**) Didn’t sleep well.
3DPO – Super tired in the morning, didn’t want to get up. More IBS. Hungry. Otherwise, all seems absolutely quiet.
Extra tummy churning and loud rumbles.
5DPO – Vaginal and rectum area extremely irritated. Piles?
6DPO – Nothing much, slight discomfort in lower pelvic area.
March 17th/7DPO - 8DPO – Early AF spotting? Not yet.
9DPO – AF due. Not yet. Felt super tired and slept a lot this day, was bloated in the early part of the day then it went. Some discomfort in lower pelvis but not out of the ordinary. If I was still spot checking I would think this is ligament stretching pain.
10DPO – AF here? No AF yet! But strangely no longer thinking I could be PG either. Woke up with slight headache. But no symptoms, no sore or throbbing BBs so I know I’m not PG just waiting on AF to arrive sometime this week.
11DPO – AF? Not Yet. AF is always early never later, but I don’t feel pg so I don’t want to POAS. Late afternoon still no sign of AF. Lower pulling in pelvic. Feeling as though I did a bunch squats and crunches.
12DPO – AF? Nope.
13DPO – Now AF is officially late and I still feel pulling in my the middle of pelvis, especially when I stand up. I went to buy a HPT. Breasts started getting sore that evening, loosing concentration and I sliced my finger while cooking!
14DPO – 4:20am I got up to pee and took the HPT and BFP! BumP! Wow within seconds too! I’ve been super forgetful and sleepy all day.

I sum it up to my only symptoms in the 2ww to be headache and piles. I will keep my prayers going for my sticky bean, I wanted to wait until a see a HB but I have faith this is the one, I just know it.

Good luck to you ladies, your time is coming! ***Baby dust to all!!

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BFP at 9dpo! Rainbow baby!

My husband and I have had a tough 2 years. In May 2015 our international adoption of 18 months fell through. In November 2015- I miscarried our first child. We spent the next 18 months exhausting sources with donors. (My husband is transgender- female to male- so we need to use a sperm donor.) Some donors were unreliable. Other sources (from sperm banks like our last pregnancy) too expensive since we had exhausted all of our financial resources between the last pregnancy and adoption. We finally found a donor who was an amazing fit (a family friend actually) and got our BFP the first month with him!

I’m only a few days out of the whole 2 year nightmare- but I am praying this baby sticks- because for the first time in years I feel true joy and hope again. I don’t think I realized how much of my joy was stolen through this whole journey until I got my most recent BFP.

Here’s my symptoms- with a bit of humor because I truly feel you have to have some levity to survive TTC and the TWW!

1dpo-5dpo:

These days were relatively uneventful. I would alternate every other day. One day I would say to my husband, “I just know it. This is our month. Do you think it is?? Am I being crazy or do you think it could be?” The next day I would adamantly say, “I just know it’s not our month. Why does this keep happening to us? I just don’t get it.”

He really loved these conversations.

My symptoms were my usual post-OV symptoms- which are all probably just from progesterone. This includes: cramping, slightly sore nipples, being able to smell things more (for good and for bad), and an usual one for me- cramps in my thighs. My temps jumped a little higher than usual- which is odd for me.

6dpo:

This is when things got a little weird. Around 3pm I felt myself get very warm and noticed that from about 3pm to about 5pm that day- I had a fever of about 99.6 or so. It went away around 5pm though and I felt fine.

I have done some googling and have found casual info about fevers sometimes associated with fertilized eggs- and that causing a fever (like the body thinks it’s an intruder or something)- but who really knows how scientific that is.

My dog sniffs my crotch super weird on this day and I am super tempted to google, “Dog sniffed crotch 6dpo” on google. Kid. You. Not. I admittedly held back.

7po:

This is the day I started to think I was pregnant. Some of the symptoms reminded me of last pregnancy- and then also I just had that “I think I’m pregnant” feeling.

The cramps were super specific on this day. More intense than usual and like a sharp shooting feeling. I was also getting zaps in the sides of my breasts. Super bloated and boobs feel huge. I kept feeling very hungry but NOTHING sounded good to me. That is kind of a common “my period is coming” symptom for me though.

On this day I cried to both my mom and husband something along these lines: “I really really think I am pregnant this time. I honestly think I am just getting my hopes up though. There is no way we could have been successful our first month with a new donor. No way. We are not that lucky. Good things don’t happen to us. *Crying.* I really do think I am pregnant though! But what if I am not!? What if I am just going to be devastated!?”

I did this my last pregnancy too. I get weepy and crazy before a BFP- so it had me pretty curious.

I took my first test on this day (sadly this is late for me- I usually start at some ridiculous day like 5dpo despite fully knowing the science behind everything). It was negative on an internet cheapie- although I was convinced I saw a second line and my husband and I spent a good 45 minutes photographing the test at various different angles and using all sorts of instagram filters on it- trying to see if we could see a second line in photos. I ended up crying before bed assuming I was probably not pregnant (but secretly thinking I really might be- but not wanting to let myself think that too much).

8dpo:

The bloating stayed and I was still getting pretty insane cramping. I just knew this time I had to be pregnant. The cramping felt too different. I was super frustrated though because I had no way to prove this- and I was fighting with my husband at this point- and paranoid that if I was not pregnant I would have to totally just own my own exaggerated emotions vs. being able to blame hormones. Please be pregnant to save face, I was praying.

I took a FRER this day and when I thought I saw a line again, of course proceeded to pry it apart and hold it up to various light sources (which for the record- I am pretty sure will guarantee you to see a line every single time if you do that).

I could barely sleep this night because I was reading stories on this website and so excited to wake up and take my temperature.

9dpo:

BFP two months after miscarriage

I always told myself I would post my story since there are so many different stories and there could be someone going through what I did,end up reading this, and having hope. That is what this website did for me. I never thought reading stories about a bfp (an unhealthy amount of stories a day might I add lol) would have such an impact on my negative or positive mood.
I'll start with a little background story. I'm 26 years old, and from the age of 18 had an addiction that I would try to beat for 8 years. I decided to make a life change and leave it behind however I always felt inadequate, I felt like I could never be a good mom after some of things I had went through. I felt like I had ruined my body and chances of even carrying a child but God saw something different for me. I never thought I would get my life together, meet a genuine guy who loved me and treated me right, and that I would live a life of normalcy. By the grace of God I was able to overcome those things.

In December I found out I was pregnant. I wasn't trying,but like I said I thought I could never get pregnant so I thought it may be stress. I took a test at a week late and it was negative. When I still hadn't started two weeks later I took a second one and it was positive. I was in shock, I panicked, I thought everything I had worked for all of the goals I had in place were at a hault. I honestly didn't know how to feel. Someone close to me talked me through it and explained how God had given me a new purpose in life and those words changed everything. When I really thought about it financially we would be fine,I was in a healthy place emotionally, and I finally got a little confidence that I could do this. I was good enough to be a mom. But after a week of constant cramps and spotting red blood I knew something wasn't right. I went to the ER because I had no idea what else to do,and found out I had miscarried. The heartbreak was worse than anything I had ever experienced (which has been a lot with my past). I once again felt even more inadequate, I thought it was my fault,that my body just couldn't handle it. I never thought this would have such an impact on my life. I had fell in love with the idea of being a mom, of the new life I had ahead of me. The sleepless nights, the stress, but all for an amazing purpose. I went through a depression, the first month I couldn't stop obsessing about it. I had came up with all of these insane reasons of why I had a miscarriage until I realized how it's actually almost normal. I finally had gotten to a better place and we decided maybe we could try and start a family. So we did. After my first period after the miscarriage.
I wanted to try but I didn't want to try so hard as to stress my boyfriend or me out during the process. So I did simple things like checked my discharge daily, downloaded an ovulation app, had sex every other day give or take a few days. I actually started eating healthier, making sure I had my greens every day etc. Which I'll be honest these things still stressed me out. I never realized how stressful getting pregnant could be! I just pictured it like a movie.
I was up and down the entire month.

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YES YOU DO GET SYMPTOMS BEFORE IMPLANTATION!!!!

Ok so today I POAS 4 x and got 4 v faint BFPs!!! This is my 5th pregnancy (2 girls 2xmc 1xcp) with all of my pregnancies I got symptoms from 2/3 dpo.
1dpo cervix still high, lotion cm
2dpo high cervix, mild cramping, lotion cm
3dpo mild cramping all day, strange dreams, kept waking up wide awake!
4dpo dreamt I got a BFP restless, cramping all day, boobs ache. Sneezing (big clue for me) fatigue. Vagina walls feel puffy until present. (another big clue)
5dpo loads of cramping all day very low down and continuous, dry eyes (this happens every pregnancy for me) very slight nausea, gagged when I cleaned my teeth, bleeding gums (another big clue for me) freezing cold during the night no idea what that was about! Restless night.very tired in the evening but couldn't settle. In the middle of the night despite being freezing I felt a warmth on my stomach which made my body tingle.
6dpo feeling pretty sure I'm pregnant just got to do the waiting game! Cramps are Painful, ligaments are sore around groin and back. Very small amount of brown cm, boobs ache, emotional, anxious.
7dpo 4 Bfps!! Faint but definitely positives :)

Good luck!!

BFP age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg
DHA

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
B6
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)
pre-seed

Symptoms

I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.
x

BFP after MC and chemical

In Summer 2016 I was TTC for baby #2 and got pregnant the first month trying. Found out it was twins at 7 weeks and saw heartbeats. At a follow up ultrasound at 10 weeks it was discovered I had miscarried between 7-8 weeks (a missed miscarriage). I had a DNC and my body seemed to go back to semi normal cycles right away, and I was cleared to TTC again after my first period. My 2nd cycle TTC after the DNC, I got an early BFP at 11DPO but started spotting by 13DPO and tests were not getting darker, and a BFN on a digital. I got my period the next day and confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy. My 3rd cycle TTC after the chemical, I got another BFP! I'm currently 5.5 weeks. After the roller coaster 6 months we've had, it's hard to get excited or feel confident this one will stick around, but I figured I would share my BFP story nonetheless. I had loved reading them on here over these many months of TTC.

I typically have 29-30 day cycles and O around CD16. Even though I'd been successful in the past with conceiving without temping or using OPKs, time was wearing on me after 2 losses so this most recent cycle I started temping and used OPKs to confirm my O day.

CD16-17 - ovulation (fertility tracker and temps place O on CD17 but I think it happened late on CD16 from O pain)
CD21 - heartburn in the PM
CD22 - brown spotting when wiping, mild cramping (implantation??)
CD23 - diarrhea twice, mild menstrual-like cramping
CD26 - BFP on a wondfo

I've now had 4 BFPs in my life: 1 child, 2 losses and this current pregnancy. With 3/4 I had implantation spotting/cramping, heartburn and diarrhea as early symptoms before BFP.

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