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BFP au Naturale

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.

Digital confirmation of BFP

So happy to share with you all this pic of our digital confirmation. We are pregnant! According to the test I'm 4-5 weeks which ties in perfectly with my app and everything. Baby dust to you all xxx
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BFP after 1 year and 6 months of TTC

It's been a long journey till this moment. I'm 31 and Finally a BFP after one year and a half trying and never once getting pregnant and having nothing wrong with me or husband. Somehow I always found the strength to continue and never gave up. We women are strong beings. Through this experience of frustrations, sadness and feeling worthless I discovered a lot of my self. I started doing yoga and meditate, eating well (no sugar, salt or processed food, a lot of orange, yellow and green fruits and veggies) and in the end, pray a lot. I used the Kindara app to track my cycles. Here are my symptoms 1-6 DPO nothing 7 DPO a lot of yellow dense CM, light cramps 8 DPO dry CM, light cramps 9 DPO little yellow CM, heavy cramps, dry rest of the day 10 DPO cramps, headache, little yellow CM, dry rest of the day 11 DPO cramps and little spotting. AF should have come. Dry all day 12 DPO cramps and little spotting, dry all day 13 DPO high temp in the morning. Severe cramps, took test and BFP. Little spotting in the afternoon but a lot of yellow CM Good wishes to everyone!!!

**BFP after 12 months of TTC**

Hi to All!! I promised myself I would share my BFP success story when it finally happened to prove that TTC for over 12 months is 100% normal and natural! In April 2017 my husband and I got married and I finished my last Microgynon Pill end of May 2017. I had been on the pill since the age of 17 and never remembered my periods being irregular or bad. I was probably extremely naive in that I just expected it to happen straight away. My husband and I are healthy 28 and 29 year olds, no health problems, we don't smoke etc. From about September onwards, my periods were way out ranging from 28 - 47 days so we never really knew when I was fertile and I wasn't in sync with what my body was telling me. I also just thought I was ovulating on day 14 (which only 10% of women actually do!!) which wasn't the case! For so long I had taken the pill to prevent pregnancy and now I wanted my body just to snap back to being 17 again - how wrong was I? We told ourselves that we'd start investigating if things hadn't calmed down by the start of 2018. That's when my husband suggested the OPK tests. We tried them in February and March which is when I went to the doctors. I actually figured that I ovulated slightly later in my cycle anywhere from Day 16 - Day 21 (depending on the length) and my periods were anywhere from 32-34 days long. Finally, we felt we were getting somewhere. In March my doctors ran some bloods on days 20, 23, 25 and 27 of my cycle which showed I was ovulating and also did an internal examination with no concerns at all. We started to relax a little more knowing that things with me were working. Our anniversary came and went in April followed by May....each month I started to get anxious that maybe my husband needed to get tested as I knew that sometimes there are sperm issues but we wanted to wait until the full year was out. Those who have been trying for a while will understand this when I say, when you desperately want to get pregnant it seems everyone around you is and falling very quickly. This was the case for us, there was at least a hand full of people I knew who had fallen within 1 - 3 months. We couldn't figure out what we were doing wrong, why not us? Well, month 12 came and went and June was out. My period started on 30th June and I just resigned myself to the fact that maybe it wouldn't happen. After all, we were together on the days leading up to and on ovulation so we were doing all we could until July happened.... July 2018 - Conception month I told my husband we would just continue with the OPK tests just to maximise our chances but just to try every other day. By luck we were together (probably for the first time) the day before we got our "Smiley Face". I had read somewhere that this is actually the best time as the sperm waits for your egg. Sometimes although you get the smiley face you miss your window and by luck it happened this month. We carried on as we did, continuing to be together when we wanted not too often and not too little. I will note my symptoms after ovulation below: Day 18 / 19 ovulation: 0-6 DPO - no symptoms at all. 7DPO - a small, clear jelly like discharge. 9DPO - my husband and I were out for a meal and I had the worst stomach cramps. It felt like gas and I was bloated but just thought it was my period looming. 10DPO - 16 DPO - tired, tired, tired. I was coming home and sleeping an hour or so and then going to bed and sleeping some more. I had the busiest week at work so just put it down to that. 13 / 14 DPO - period due - Had the regular stomach cramps but no period, no spotting. 15 DPO - onwards - my boobs started to hurt, especially my nipples and they were extremely veiny! I was also getting ALOT of clear watery discharge which I knew wasn't right for my period coming. Also started to feel sicky every now and then. I was adamant that I didn't want to read into any symptoms as some of these were similar to BFN months so I just let my body do the talking. I left it until the Sunday (as I couldn't deal with the heartbreak of me testing and getting a BFN!) so this was over 4 days after my missed period....and just like that the second line appeared. I told my husband that if it happened on this month it would be lucky month 13! So, after all the worry, anxiety, stress and tears nearly each month it took us over 12 months to conceive our first baby. Nothing wrong with us, it just took time. I wanted to share my story as I used to read blogs trying to reassure myself that trying for this long was normal and I can tell you it is!! There is always hope and light at the end of the tunnel. I couldn't tell you what I did differently this month to all the other months but whatever we did it worked. I am now 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant and our long awaited and very much wanted bundle of joy is due 6th April 2019 - 2 years after we got married. It couldn't be more perfect. Although it is still early days I am determined to enjoy every minute of this experience.

BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

Almost No Symptoms

DH and I have been trying for 5 cycles and we finally got our BFP! I've had more symptoms in other months and the few I had this time around, matched up with ones I had in the past. Here are the symptoms that I marked in my app: 1dpo Nothing 2dpo Creamy CM? 3dpo Nothing 4dpo Faint cramping 5dpo Mild Cramping 6dpo Nothing 7dpo Nothing 8dpo Nothing 9dpo Nothing 10dpo Nothing 11dpo Light Pink Blood 12dpo Nothing 13dpo Nothing 14dpo Feeling in the evening that I might be pregnant 15dpo BFP on FRER I was thinking that I would at least have CM because I get quite a bit at ovulation, but I had absolutely no CM. Usually I'll have a little bit of CM that can appear creamy at the beginning but then it dries up, and I would get my period. The exact same thing happened this time. I still am quite dry. I didn't track my temps, but if I had been tracking, I think I would have noticed that my temps stayed high because I felt that my skin was hot to the touch and my breath had the feeling I usually only get when I have a fever. I can also say that in the evening on 14dpo I thought that my cervix felt soft but that it was low, so I figured that my period was probably imminent. So basically I had implantation bleeding as my only real symptom, but since I sometimes spot early (and its sometimes pink), I didn't think we had been successful this month. I sometimes don't get my period until 16dpo and didn't want to waste tests and wanted to wait instead. But the feeling I had at 14dpo made me test in the morning on 15dpo, and I am glad I did!

37 years old & BFP for baby #1!

I still can't believe I finally get to post my own BFP story! After only 6 months of trying, I was starting to worry it would take a lot longer than anticipated. I just turned 37 in April and DH turned 34 in March. This is a first pregnancy for both of us. We've been together for five years, but it was only this year that we finally felt ready to start trying. What I did differently this cycle was acupuncture and Chinese herbs from CD1 and Evening Primrose Oil. I had already been on a regular regime of prenatals, vitamin B complex, vitamins C and D, and COQ10. I got my BFP at 10dpo! My LMP was June 21, meaning that if all goes well, we'll be welcoming our little one at the end of March 2019 - right around DH's birthday! I didn't experience alot of the "typical" symptoms I've read other ladies post about. For example, I did not have implantation bleeding, no breast tenderness, nor did I have a metallic taste in my mouth (and I still don't). In fact, my only two symptoms were fatigue and diarrhea. To be completely honest, I thought we were out this cycle. We only DTD twice and I thought the timing was all wrong. Without further ado, MY symptoms by DPO: 1DPO: Fatigue, creamy cm 2DPO: No notes other than creamy cm 3DPO: Backache, fatigue, frequent urination, dry cm 4DPO: Backache, creamy cm 5DPO: Diarrhea, headache, heartburn, sore throat, creamy cm 6DPO: Chills, diarrhea, emotional, fatigue, sore throat, creamy cm 7DPO: Diarrhea, fatigue, hot flashes, creamy cm 8DPO: Backache, diarrhea, creamy cm 9DPO: Thought for sure AF was on the way because I had a huge energy boost and urge to clean absolutely everything! Felt great and was able to get a lot accomplished. 10DPO: Urge to clean continued, urgent diarrhea. OMG! FAINT BFP ON WONDFO! 11DPO: Faint BFP once again on Wondfo! Wowzers! 12DPO: BLAZING FRER! Lit up like a Christmas tree almost IMMEDIATELY. Got bloods done which confirmed hCG levels at 96, which is consistent with 1-2 weeks gestational age. That's it! It happened quietly and without much to go on, which is why I wasn't counting on this month. Since learning of my BFP, the sore boobs have kicked in as has the cramping/stretching and some mild nausea. Good luck to all of you reading! I never thought I'd be posting about my good news so soon, so just know it can happen when you least expect it!

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. Phew!!! Here were my symptoms: 1DPO- Nips hurt terribly (this was normal and expected for me every cycle the day after ovulation) 2DPO- Nips still hurt. Food craving for salty food like Shake Shack (normal PMS symptom that I usually get) 3DPO- Nothing unusual 4DPO- Food craving for chocolate pretzels from TJs, craved pizza and Panera (OMG I'm disgusting LOL) 5DPO- Felt a sharp pain in my lower right area at night when I stretched OUCH!! 6DPO- ABSOLUTELY NO NIP SORENESS (this completely caught my attention, because my nips usually feel sore for the duration of 1 week or more before my period comes) Dry CM like a desert lol. Craved salty junk food AGAIN -_- 7DPO- HAD ZERO symptoms. Again, no nip soreness, NO SORE OR SWOLLEN BBS at all(usually my bbs get swollen before my period for 1-2 weeks) 8DPO- Felt absolutely NORMAL in terms of bbs. CM was a tiny bit creamy/sticky. Took a 2-hour long nap on my couch- I get out of work at 3pm, fell asleep around 5pm and woke up at 7:40pm! 9DPO- Took a nap AGAIN for 1.5-2 hours. Took a huge, long pee after my nap WTF. After that, I noticed immediate bloating in my tummy, the area around my belly button felt so soft and squishy and bloaty! Literally felt like I gained 10lbs after my nap. 10DPO- Nothing unusual. 11DPO- Craved salty food like my usual PMS symptoms. I ate samosas from Whole Foods and an everything bagel with cream cheese and chives! WHAT?! I also had 2 BMs, odd.

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!

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