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What is "BFP au Naturale" you ask? It's the Big Fat Positive pregnancy test result you get without taking prescription drugs or going down the IVF route. Here's where you'll find the success stories of women who've tried to conceive naturally, and succeeded. Of course, pregnancies achieved using natural fertility supplements, like FertilAid or FertileCM, are eligible for inclusion in BFP au Naturale. To send us your symptoms for inclusion here, just fill out this contact form.

I can’t believe it! TTC 11 cycles for number #2

Hi everyone I just wanted to say I stalked this site since last year. I really helped me to keep my sanity and I promised I would come and share my story. So I am nearly 40 so as my DH with one child. It was so quick to get pregnant with her so I never ever thought it would take this long to conceive again. Believe it or not I gave up of trying the day before my BFP. I told my mum that’s it my period is coming and I am not going to try anymore and than the next day I got my positive. Seriously!!! It’s the craziest thing ever. I have mild endo which was removed last year.
My pre BFP Symptoms were exactly same as pre af with only little difference. I think what helped us was conceive plus this month. I used clearblue fertility monitor for the last 5 cycles and I always get highs and peaks. So from monitoring my body I found out that I ovulate very quickly after the first peak. So it was really hard to know when will be the last high before peak. This month I started to pay more attention to my cm. we had sex when I had the most cm which ended up being the night before peak so I think that’s when I got pregnant.

Here goes my symptoms and diary
Ovulation day: this is strange as I always have ovulation pain on left this time on right. I noted this on my diary but didn’t think anything of it

1dpo: crazy I know but nauseous and threw up my dinner. I never throw up but again too early for anything.
2dpo: period pain same as every month. Strange metallic taste in mouth I thought that was strange. I cried cried for not being pregnant and moody
3dpo: my cm felt so wet at one point. My cm always dry this time but again dried up
4dpo: again metallic taste weird! Same af and endo pains so again not pregnant I thought. Soooo moody
5dpo: crazy hungry today and lots of af pains
6dpo: soooo sleepy today but I am sometimes really tired and sooooo hungry
Tested and bfn of course
7dpo: af pains same as every month
8dpo: af pains and moody
9dpo: soooo moody and bfn again. But today I am like an energised bunny even though I didn’t sleep the night before. It’s like I took an energy pill. Sooo productive at work. I am normally tired and slow lol
10dpo: Sharp boob pains. Bfn and lots of af pains. This is the day I said that’s it I am not pregnant and I give up
11dpo: Bad bad pains bloated but sooo much more pain like deep crazy. And nothing taste good to eat. I was talking to my mum and said that’s no more trying I give up. Because I gave up and I had this pregnancy test to get rid of I thought I am a pee addict so I just get rid of it. OMG there is a line!!!! I had noooo clue nothing whatsoever. Digital confirmed also.
I have been cramping since and nauseous. Cramps are so much worse than my previous pregnancy.
When I think about it the the different symptoms were strange taste, moodiness to a point where I hate everyone and want to scream inside soooo angry. Also some cm at different point but I am not completely dry no extra cm so far.

BFP today with almost no symptoms!

I just wanted to write this as an encouragement to other women who have nearly no symptoms. I've been married before and tried to conceive for a short time with my ex-husband. Plus, when I wasn't trying to conceive, I would imagine myself pregnant nearly every month I was sexually active. I've experienced almost every pregnancy symptom during my non-pregnant cycles.

I turned 38 in March and my fiance and I agreed to start trying this past month. Last month, we weren't "not trying". We BD'd around my time of ovulation (in hind sight, I think I ovulated earlier than I thought I did). I had every symptom from after ovulation. My nipples were sensitive, tingling, always erect and in pain. I even spotted 4 days before my period and had some pretty bad period cramps. Turns out I wasn't pregnant.

This month, I didn't really record every little symptom because I didn't want to drive myself crazy (like I always do). Here's a timeline of what happened.

CD 9-10: BD. Yellow tinged ewcm on CD 9. Lots of ewcm both days.
CD 11: I think this is when I ovulated. I have a 30 day cycle and I should be ovulating around CD 14 or 15. But I've noticed from keeping symptoms on my calendar that I usually have ewcm around day 11-12. This month I had creamy cm by CD 12.
1 DPO- 21 DPO: No sore nipples or breasts, no extra CM. Slight nausea when I haven't eaten in a long time and light headed. Frequent visits to the bathrooms.
4, 17 & 19 DPO: BD. Some nights we actually tried but I was dry and we didn't have any lube. My fiance was worried to use his spit (sorry, TMI) because I told him that it was bad for the sperm. Funny, when we did conceive, my fiance did use spit because he didn't know about it being bad for sperm yet.
19 - 20 DPO - Yellow CM, snotlike. Burst of creamy white CM once.
19 DPO - sharp pain in my left ovaries.
20 DPO - light pinching around my belly button
21 DPO - BFP. 2 days late CD 32.

That's it really. I've experienced light cramping here and there but nothing I haven't experienced before. I'm still in shock!!! I had ordered some preseed and ovulation kit because I thought I was out for the month. Go figure!

Supplements I used, red raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, coQ10, maca. I also eat a plant based vegan diet.

BFP after 3-4 months!!! What I Did...TTC#1

Hi all,

I always said to myself that when I get my first BFP, I would make sure to post my story on TWW. I had been a long time lurker during the past year and reading everyone's posts made me feel less stressed(well, maybe at times I made myself more stressed because I kept comparing myself to others and drove myself crazy)!

Anyhow, I got my first BFP yesterday morning. I used the easy@home test strips from Amazon that come in a 50 pack of OPKs and 20 HPTs.
My cycles were irregular(I would skip 2 months or they would range between 30day-40day cycles) when I was younger, but now my cycles would be 40-45 days. I have never been on BC either, no IUD or meds or anything at all.

My husband and I were praying to get pregnant last year, but our timing was off and I was not precise on catching my ovulation day. Up until January 2018, I really made it a point to try everything I could to increase our chances.

January, Feb and March came and went by and still no BFP. My luteal phase is 14-15 days. DH and I are 29.

Here is what I did differently this time around:
1) Really make it a point to be precise and take BBT at the same time every morning and in the same location (right pocket under my tongue)/position. (My previous cycles I would wake up earlier or later than my target time and it screwed everything up)
2) I started WORKING OUT. Ladies, I really think this helped me tremendously. Previous to this cycle, I had not gone to the gym for like a year!!! For 4 weeks once my period was over, I went to the gym 3-4x/week. I did cardio for 30mins on the treadmill or elliptical and then did free weights and lifted.
3) EAT RIGHT or EAT SMARTER. Again, before this cycle I ate like crap. I ate anything and everything I wanted, you name it. After my workouts I would make a protein smoothie. This really helped me and motivated me, it was a good routine.
4) CHIA SEED AND MACA POWDER. I ate chia almost every other day and added this to my salads, eggs, and smoothies. I added the maca powder to my smoothies as well, even gave some to my hubby--couldn't even taste it!
I used the Navitas brand of Maca Powder--just a teaspoon of it and you're set. It it said to help with fertility and balance hormones. My go to smoothies recipe: Choc almond milk, frozen berries like blackberries/strawberries/blueberries, banana, cup of spinach leaves, the chia and maca.
5) DITCHED THE PRESEED.
I know for some, Preseed is what helped them conceive, but for my hubby and I we decided not to use it this time around. We used it in January/Feb/March and we do not think it worked for us. So this time we did not use anything.
6) BD every other day to every 3 days. This worked for us. For example, this cycle we BD'd CD24, 26, 28, 30, 34 and 35. My peak LH surge/positive OPK was on CD33.
7) Doggystyle! (TMI!!!)
Previous months he would finish with me on my back, this time with me on all fours lol. Nuff said. And yes, I had my legs straight up afterwards, and a folded pillow under my pelvis for 10-15 mins.
Forgot to mention we went on a vacation a week after my period ended; after our vacation that was when I started working out and eating right! I am sure vacation took my mind off the stress of TTC! I even had sangria!!!
8) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. If you have faith in God and believe in Him, He will bless you richly. Pray without ceasing. I always thought that it would take more than a year to conceive and I always cried everytime a BFN showed and thought something was wrong. This time around I just Let Go and Let God. Trust in Him.

BFP symptoms

DPO 1: Nothing yet
DPO 2: Very emotional
DPO 3: Nothing
DPO 4: Breaking out, Breasts and back start to ache
DPO 5: Very tired, breasts hurting more
DPO 6: Slight nausea, acne, breasts more tender, very tired and somewhat dizzy
DPO 7: Very Sore breasts, felt like they were on fire, raised BBT over cover line
DPO 8: Confirmed BFP!

I really thought I was out!

I got my BFP today!!!! I cannot believe I'm posting this!
I have been stalking this page since 2009! I thought I Od on CD 14, but then had ewcm on CD 18, so I'm not sure what day was Oday. So I will list both possible DPO days. Here are the symptoms a wrote down. Please excuse my bad grammar and short hand, I copied and pasted this straight from my app, so these are the notes I wrote to myself.
LMP 3/9. AF due 4/5
1dpo- little cramps. Trouble falling asleep.

2dpo or 6dpo- feeling a little wet. 2 pinches near belly button. Back cramps. Period like cramps.

3dpo or 7dpo- gums bled when flossing. Tingly breast 9 pm pinching near belly button BFN FRER

4dpo or 8dpo- breasts feel warm and fuzzy inside and tingly (never felt this before) tired today

5dpo or 9dpo- BAD headache. Little congested. Gums bled when flossing

6dpo or 10dpo- breasts burn (this is so weird)

7dpo or 11 dpo- breasts feel hot inside and tingle, hurts under boobs where bra band is. Localized cramping right side . BFN FRER. Feel achy like AF coming

8dpo or 12dpo- bfn fmu frer
boobs feel the same
DH and I argued last night and I got very emotional.
I am so tired of symptom spotting every month then getting bfns. it really is getting to me bad this month. I feel sad... every time i get my hopes up, bam! bfn
I feel like from now on never testing unless I'm late. I can't stand this excitement then immediate disappointment

am I really this depressed?... this is not good
bad gas bm loose 10pm
boobs still hurt and burn a lot

9dpo or 13dpo- achy back maybe af tomorrow 10 am
1030 feel crampy like af is coming
milky cm
diareah
6pm very faint second line on blue dye in time limit (don't trust blue dyes tho)
AF due tomorrow

10dpo or 14dpo- AF due did not show
no af yet 10am
cried this morning at work because coworker last day.
My hopes aren't up, probably will start soon
11am back a little achey. checked cm w finger, milky cm
135 checked cm milky.
No more achy back. boobies still feeling tingly and achy not too sore to touch
tummy was growling at 1045 even though I drank all my coffee this morning.
feeling slightly nauseous today
330 milky cm a little crampy after checking
diareah 10pm

11dpo or 15dpo- Still no AF.
Boobs don't really burn much, but are sore and huge! Checked CP and it was so high and far back I couldnt touch it! This has NEVER ever happened, so of course I Google like crazy. I wanted to test, but then figured i would see bfn and wanted to live in my fantasy world of possibly being pregnant for a littlw longer before getting crushed
Went to lunch w coworkers, couldn't finish my food because I felt queasy. Ok may be I'll test anyways... I've peed like 5 times this morning, so if it's negative I can blame it on diluted urine. Grab test, go back to work, pee on it and... OMG!!! BFP! FRER
I can't believe it! Told my boss I have to leave work early.
Bought a clear blue digi on way home.
Peed on FRER digi BFP
Clear blue /- BFP
Clear blue digi BFP!!!!!

Failed IVFs, DOR, High Prolactin, Microadenoma, Uterine Septum, Failing Ovary, told I needed an egg donor, natural pregnancy

Hi everyone!

I never thought I would be posting here! I used to read these stories for inspiration. I hope that this can also serve to help someone else on their TTC journey.

I was TTC for over 4 years and I just got my first ever BFP this week!

My story: After 2 years of TTC we decided to see a specialist. It turned out I had high prolactin levels caused by a benign pituitary tumor (microadenoma). After I had an MRI, they gave me Dostinex which worked effectively and lowered my prolactin levels. I figured once they levels were low I would get pregnant. I was wrong. Another year went by and nothing. We decided to see a gynecologist who did tier 1 infertility treatments and I took Clomid (that made me crazy!). Clomid also did not work for me. It was at that point we decided to see a Reproductive Endocrynologist (we had to fly to another city since there is none where I live). The RE diagnosed me with Diminished Ovarian Reserce (DOR), and said my left ovary was not functioning properly (possibly POR). Basically, my left ovary was asleep. After I did my first IVF cycle and two transfers, they both failed. After that, they did a hysterpscopy and discovered I had a small, yet significant uterine septum that they surgically cut out. They also gave me an endometrial scratch. I was pretty positive my next IVF attempt would be successful. On my 2nd cycle of IVF (3rd transfer) they did assisted hatching as well. I had 3 high-quality day 5 embryo's (which is a LOT for someone with DOR), however that cycle also failed.

I was very sad following all these years of failures when the doctor told me that I needed a donor egg due to poor egg quality. I was obviously heartbroken with this news, but I eventually accepted the idea, and became excited about it. I actually decided I would try this. Before getting into the egg donation process, I read the book "It Starts with an Egg" and followed some of the book's advice by taking 600 mg coq10/day, vitamin e, folic acid, prenatals, and exercising regularly. I also ate a lot of eggs, meat, veggies, and cheese. I figured I could test my luck naturally before using an egg donor.

To my surprise, this worked! Two months after my final failed IVF cycle, I got a NATURAL bfp with my OWN eggs!! I am still in shock! The week before my BFP, I had signed up for the egg donor process, too! I literally had given up on my own eggs.

I also had light brown spotting for WEEKS before getting my BFP. I thought my period was just taking forever to arrive.

I know that everyone is different and that infertility is a huge struggle. I hope that this story can bring some people hope :)

Best of luck! <3

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Bfp today unexpectedly!!

So after a 1 year and 2 months my boyfriend and i got a bfp this afternoon :) were both excited as this is baby #2 my symtoms came not to long after ovulation sore boob i mean like sharp shooting pains going thru them and the constant nausea everyday frequent urination and mild af cramps i tested at 15 dpo i was 1 day late and bfp i tested again at 9 p.m tonight another bfp to confirm baby dust to all if you ever feel pregnant like you just know this is it go with your gut i did and i was right !! :) Baby Dust To All

BFP no symptoms

I’m 21 and my husband is 22. We have been ttc for 10 months and today I got my bfp!! I’ve been stalking this board for pretty much the whole 10 months and it has kept me Spain through many a tww so I thought I should share my story since I was a total symptom spotter and this month when I finally got my bfp I had pretty much no symptoms.

About 5dpo I did notice I had some acid reflux which I’ve never had before but it only lasted a few days so I don’t if it’s related.

Everything else was normal. I got my usual sore boobs about a week after O and now they feel fine.

I thought I was out and only took a test today because I was a day late and wanted to ease my mind and get ready for next cycle! I even just orders ovulation tests and Pre-Seed to try next month. Lol

Clear blue said 1-2 weeks so it’s still super early but I’m so excited and now am planning a way to tell hubby.

I’m so nervous as it’s so early but I’m praying for a sticky bean!

Baby dust to all and thank you for helping me get through the tww so many times!!

Pregnant naturally after failed IVF at 39 yrs old

Hello everyone. Finally got my BFP!! Diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying 2.5 years which included 7 cycles of Femara (one miscarriage), 3 failed IUIs, 2 failed IVFs all costing well over $25,000 total...and we got pregnant naturally this cycle! I am 39 years old, baby will be due after I turn 40.

What I did different:
1. Quit my stressful job.
2. Added maca root everyday and evening primrose oil from CD 1 to ovulation. This really increased my fertile cervical mucous.
3. Did yoga everyday and tried to remain stress-free and positive.
My diet stayed the same, but wanted to mention no sugar and relatively healthy with a lot of vegetables, healthy fats and lean meats. Water only to drink besides a cup of coffee in the morning.

Ovulated CD 14 (positive opk on CD 13). We BD'd CD 12, 13, 14, 15
Everything felt different, like I had a very strong ovulation with high progesterone.

1 dpo - 8 dpo: SOOOOO hungry! I ate way more than normal. Constipated, tired, greasy hair, some acid reflux, slight bloody nose a few days, bloated
9 dpo - diarrhea, temporarily nauseous in the p.m., no more appetite (which is still the case), slight insomnia
10 dpo - tested - BFN. Tired, severe hot flash that lasted 10 minutes. Also, my boobs don't hurt at all (which on normal cycles they do since I have fibro-cystic breasts), slight insomnia.
11 dpo - tested - BFP - faint line on a FRER (6 days sooner kind)! Still tired, slight insomnia, no appetite, boobs do not hurt, slight cramping (felt more like pressure), bloating
12 dpo - line is darker, definitely a BFP, same symptoms as 11 dpo, took a 1.5 hour nap which I never do, my resting heart rate on fitbit is slowly increasing, 5 minute hot flash in the afternoon.

Hope this bean sticks!! Goodluck ladies!

BFP 11DPO after 6 months ttc #2

Been here before a couple years ago when I was trying to conceive my first, I've always found this board so helpful and oddly calming during my tww! So here's the quick background, my post from November 2014: http://www.twoweekwait.com/early-pregnancy-symptoms/bfp-13dpo-after-mmc-in-september

That pregnancy ended at 7 weeks after another miscarriage just two months before that. It would be 5 more months and 1 more miscarriage (a chemical and my third loss) before I conceived in early June of 2015. My daughter was born healthy, happy and perfect in February of 2016. We started ttc #2 in September of 2017 and have just conceived 6 cycles later in February. I was very surprised it took this long because I've always conceived relatively quickly, first ever try 3rd cycle, 2nd try 2nd cycle, 3rd try 4th cycle and 4th try 1st cycle (conceived my daughter immediately after I bled from the previous chemical pregnancy).

This round, we were "chill" but ttc'ing hard.

Symptoms (not many!) by dpo:

O'd early on cd13 (had a +opk the night before on cd12 as well and the morning of cd13)
BD'd cd 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
1dpo: couple twinges
2dpo: some more twinges and got full on sick w/ a fever
3dpo: still a bit sick but busy with my daughter's second birthday plans
4dpo: "
5dpo: "
6dpo: bit achey in the ovaries
7dpo: nothing
8dpo: slight left side ovarian twinges, crampy in pm?
9dpo: am slight nausea, pm POSSIBLY the faintest line on an hpt with a HARD tweak
10dpo: same thing, re: test -- basically a SHADOW, pm legit cramps i needed a hot water bottle for (this was a good sign for me, too far from AF for this kind of cramping)
11dpo: woke up, POAS, an actual (still faint) line i didn't need to tweak to see, yaaaaaas!

All the fingers and toes crossed for a sticky one!! Baby aspirin after a +HPT helped me carry my first baby full term so I'll be doing that again for sure.

Things I did differently this month: Amped up my acupuncture, my ND put me on a new supp to aid implantation: Wobenzym N (systemic enzymes), drank raspberry leaf tea cd3-ovulation

Full supplement list: prenatal, folate, methylated b12, vit d, zinc, fish oil, wobenzym n

GOOD LUCK !!

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