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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.

BFP after 7 years; early symptoms

Yep, you read it right. I was waiting looong. I almost was starting to be ok with the thought that it will never happen. What was different: I changed my doctor and for a year we were working on me. 1. I’ve had a cervical ectropion.(a small wound/irritation on my cervix) which was never a big deal for my infertility doctor. This one introduced me to new treatment. My abrasion was treated with small amounts of acid. Till it went away completely. 2. I was taking visanette (medicine for endometriosis) for 5 months. 3. I was very very busy. No symptom spotting, just trying to survive :) I spotted eggwhite CM on 10th day of my cycle. Way too soon for me. But it was second cycle after going off of visanette. We BD once that month. Only on CD 10. And I felt ovulation pain after BD on my left ovary. So i turned on my left side and let the gravity do its work. 1-7 DPO sensitivity to smell. I don’t know how is it possible but even before implantation i was sooo not happy with people who wear parfume. 8 DPO severe migraine. Medicine didn’t help, was feeling awful. Had to go to sleep at 8.00 PM 9-11 DPO almost nothing, slight nausea after eating 12-13DPO nausea after every meal. Really tired, but was working 18h a day. So i guess normal. 14 DPO TMI but i sneezed and peed :)) for the first time in my life. A LOT! 15 DPO nothing 16 DPO was feeling meh. Then nausea after eating again. Bought pregnancy test. Did it at midday and there was a faint line! Went to clinic and did a blood test BFP! 16 DPO - 39.84 HCG 18 DPO - 94.17 HCG 21 DPO - 385.1 HCG Never expected to be the one who has so many symptoms. I have dizzy spells, frequent urination, headaches, nausea after eating and can smell everything. I pray for it to be sticky bean. But it’s a miracle for me to even get pregnant. Good luck to everyone!
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Unplanned BFP after infertility — when the time was right!

I used to be obsessed with this site and all things TTC. Like so many of you, I spent every month hoping and praying for those two little pink lines, only to be disappointed again and again! Now I’m almost 14 weeks along with this little one, and couldn’t be happier that it happened when it did (and not earlier). My story is perhaps a little unusual, but hopefully reading it helps a mama or two out there! I married my high school sweetheart in December of 2016. We had always had an on-again, off-again relationship, and when we announced our elopement, it was received with mixed emotions (everything from, “Finally!!” To, “Oh, um...really?”). Anyway, I had been on various types of hormonal birth control since we started dating in 2009 (various Pills and Nuva Ring), and decided to come off right before we got married. I thought it might take my body a little while to adjust, especially since I started my period late and didn’t yet have regular cycles at all when I started birth control at age 16. For the next year and a half, my cycles were very long, irregular, technically classified as ‘absent’. I gained weight—somewhere between 15-20 pounds— despite my very healthy vegetarian diet, regular exercise routine and overall active lifestyle. I struggled with depression and wondered what was wrong with me! We actually conceived the first month I was off the Pill, but lost that pregnancy just before 5 weeks. I suspect that may have been the only time I ovulated naturally. I was taking so many opks to try to figure out when or if I was ovulating, only to be further confused by days of dark/nearly positive tests with no true positives. I was diagnosed with PCOS, but I didn’t have any of the other symptoms, so that didn’t seem right to me. I tried Clomid and Femara, I went to so many OB/GYNs, a reproductive endocrinologist, an acupuncturist, and a naturopathic doctor. The naturopath was by far the most helpful, telling me that I was obsessing too much, and that I needed to take care of myself and redirect my attention. Of course, this was so hard to hear because all I ever wanted was to be a mom! I had been unhappy in my marriage from day 1, but was turning my focus away from that truth and busying myself with work, exercise, music, and yes, TTC. I can see how unhealthy it is now, looking back on it, but in the moment I wasn’t allowing myself to accept my reality. After a year and a half of being unhappily married to someone I was not meant to be with, I decided to leave the relationship. This was in March 2018. In April 2018, my cycles regulated and the weight fell off. I didn’t change anything intentionally, I just felt liberated, happy, and like myself for the first time in almost a decade. Month after month, my cycles were 30 days long and I knew I was ovulating because I could feel the symptoms in my body. Also in April, I met a man with whom I became dear friends, began doing some freelance work, and steadily fell in love. In the winter/spring of this year (2019), we began talking about starting a family, though we thought it was still a year or two in the future for us. I told him that I thought it would take me a long time to conceive, since I had dealt with infertility with my ex-husband. I was not on birth control, but since my cycles were so regular and I could feel when my body was gearing up to ovulate, we just avoided DTD during my fertile window. I also used OPKs as a preventive measure. It worked...for a while. In June 2019, my body decided to play tricks on us, and I ovulated a full week early! I kept waiting for my fertile signs, and they never came... I had started using the OPKs on CD15, but at that point, the test line was fairly light and just kept getting lighter...until it started getting darker. By CD 23, the line was getting darker. I was just confused at this point. By CD 29, I was EXHAUSTED. I am not a napper, and I needed long naps, and then was still tired. On CD 31 (Father’s Day, lol), I was dragging through work, tired, foggy and just out of it. I came home and cried to my partner, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me!” About half an hour later, it hit me that I could be pregnant. I took one more OPK, and told myself that if it was positive, I would take a HPT. Sure enough, it was! I dipped the HPT and before my pee had even moved across the screen, I just knew. I had taken so many pregnancy tests before, and this one felt completely different. Sure enough, a nice and dark pink line showed up! I was shocked, and I think excited, and scared, and allllll of the emotions that come along with an unexpected (but not unwanted!) pregnancy.

When Hope Was Lost: Endometriosis

For the past 2 years, I would stalk these posts, hoping and praying that I may just receive my BFP! As the months passed, which later turned into years, I started to accept the fact that I simply may never be a Mother. After my first year of TTC, I went to my OBGYN, and he scheduled me for Laparascopy surgery. At the time, I was 31 years old, my periods would come every 30 days like clockwork, and we could not figure out why I was not able to conceive. During the surgery, he found several issues with endometriosis. My doctor removed polyps, as well as adhesions, and told me my fallopian tubes were clear! I figured "this is it!", that I could finally conceive! 1 month later turned into 6 months later and STILL nothing! I finally decided to quit. Quit tracking ovulation, quit temping, quit testing. It was too difficult of a disappointment to continue with. I should also mention that I have a severely tilted Uterus as well, making it a but more difficult to conceive. There was a time when I was even 5 days late, which was not typical, however, AF still showed. So let's fast forward to today! I received my BFP on 20 dpo, however, 20 dpo was also the first test I had taken, so I very well could have known prior to that, had I have tested. I did not have much in terms of symptoms, however, I believe I was also in denial, because i simply believed it could not happen and was sick of my body playing jokes on me! How cruel is it that PMS and pregnancy symptoms are nearly one in that same?! So here are the following "symptoms", really, lack thereof, that I experienced before my bfp: Generally, my boobs become sore after ovulation. At the very least, they will hurt atleast 5 days before AF. This time, I had NO sore boobs! Nothing, until 17 dpo, when my nipples were sensitive and sore. I just figured AF was arriving late. My biggest indicator ended up being MOODINESS! I am generally a happy/optimistic person, even during AF. Only a handful of my periods have I been somewhat bitchy and only for a day or two. Let me tell you what...I was a straight BIIATTCCHHH!! For over a week! Just snapping off at the dumbest things, telling everyone about themselves...it was pretty bad. After a week and half straight of wearing a panty liner, and no show of AF...I finally started thinking, hmm, maybe I should take a test. I was in so much denial. I never wanted to get my hopes up, and even when I was taking the test, I walked away telling myself it was going to be a BFN, and asked myself why I even bothered. I walked back into my bathroom maybe 2 minutes later to a fairly dark PLUS sign!!!!! I was in SHOCK. My heart sank to the pit of my stomach and I'm not sure I have ever been more surprised from something in my entire life! Therefore, my only symptoms were NOT having sore boobs, and moodiness. Now, at 24 dpo, I find myself burping a lot, sleeping a lot, and feeling twinges/pulling sensations. My boobs are fuller and heavy and it is still only my nipples that are sore. I just want to encourage those who have lost hope that anything is possible. I never believed I would be pregnant and now I am praying for a healthy, sticky baby! When I quit temping and quit putting strain on DH and just relaxed, is when it happened. I had a general idea of O from all the tracking I had done months/years prior and knew what ovulation symptoms to look out for. Other than that, just go with the flow. Symptom spotting never got me anywhere and I find it ironic that I fell pregnant with nearly no symptoms at all prior to testing. Good luck to all you ladies TTC, I know it is a difficult journey, but you will get there!

CD 51 BFP

This is my third (and last lol) baby. My husband and I weren't even trying this time around. My first two (and only before this one) pregnancies have always needed a fertility medication. So this was the BIGGEST and best shock ever! i received BFN all the way up until CD 50...i got a faint faint bfp. One where you had to question if it was there or am i seeing things?! The next day on cd 51, i got a very obvious bfp. i called the doctor and they sent me for blood work. My labs were HCG - 14 Progesterone - 12.1 I have another blood work appointment today to see if they numbers are trending the way they need to be. However i just want to say this cycle i had literally no symptoms. I missed my period (usually 30 day cycle) at Cd 37 i started to take hpt and they all came back negative. I stopped testing after a week, i figured i was out and af would be showing up soon. Then around cd 46 i started to test again, all negative....until cd 51. So its totally possible to test negative for so long and then get your late bfp!! Praying for a very sticky bean!! sending baby dust to you all!
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It Finally Happened!

Been ttc for about a year now. Every negative Pregnancy was heartbreaking so this cycle I decided to not symptom spot or drive myself crazy. And I got my BFP early am at 11DPO. Here is what I do remember - 1-7dpo - Nothing, in fact it was so symptom free that I wondered if I had even ovulated. 7dpo - Heartburn at night before bed. 8dpo - Some slight cramping but nothing too painful. Twinges and aches throughout the lower abdomen. 9 dpo - The heartburn is back and I cannot keep anything down. 10 dpo - Nothing, all symptoms disappeared and as always I thought "Oh well on to the next cycle!" 11 dpo - Woke up feeling those cramps and a tonnne of white lotiony cm in my panties. Took a test and a line came up right away on FRER. Took a minute to come up on the .88 cents walmart cheapie. 12 dpo - Still positive and getting darker. Fingers crossed!!!

BFP at 11dpo - few real symptoms - TTC month 2

This is going to be a bit long so grab a drink or a snack :) I know pretty much everyone starts off like this... but I can’t believe I’m writing my BFP story on here! I would read the BFP stories on here every single day, some dating back to 2011 (!) and just dream of the day I saw those two beautiful pink lines.. and now I have! I am currently 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant, EDD 12th December 2019. This was the second month TTC for baby #1 for my husband and I, and I can’t believe it happened so quick for us. I hate saying this because it’s so cliché... but I truly do feel blessed. I want to post my story to help out other TTCers in their tww because I had little symptoms that were not AF symptoms and truly thought AF was on the way. Honestly, I’ve had more “pregnancy” symptoms during months when I wasn’t pregnant. Okay, so now onto the good stuff. I used a mix of OPKs (Clearblue digital ovulation tests) and period tracking apps (Flo and Ovia). Usually the apps are pretty accurate but this cycle I ovulated late, got a flashy smiley (‘high’ fertility) on CD16,17 and peak solid smiley on CD 18 (ewcm) and ovulation cramps on CD 19. We BD’d CD 11, 14, 16, 18, 19. Now on to symptoms by DPO... 1dpo - gassy, small ewcm but mostly watery cm, cp medium and soft. 2dpo - slight constipation, creamy/lotion cm, gassy. 3dpo - same 4dpo - constipation, gassy, lots of creamy/lotion cm. 5dpo - stuffy nose like hay fever, constipation, gassy, headache and in the afternoon I had cramps that felt like period cramps. 6dpo - gassy, sticky cm, terrible gas, irritable and super low and hard cervix. 7dpo - vivid dreams (not unusual for this time in my cycle), felt a weird bubble/butterfly feeling in my stomach when I woke up but figured it was just gas, very bloated, big bowel movement and no cm when wiping. During the day I was eating potato chips on the couch (feeling sorry for myself because I felt ‘out’) and a huge glob of saliva just fell out of my mouth. At 7.30pm I felt this weird wave of warmth on the right side of my stomach/uterus area, I can’t explain it other than just this wave of warmth that lasted a minute. Looking back this might have been implantation? 8dpo - vivid dream of taking a FRER and a digital and one said Error and one said Yes. The usual dragging/uncomfortable feeling like AF is on her way. Skin felt warm and I also had a slight thrush-like feeling downstairs (itchy and uncomfortable). Caved and took a FRER at 5pm BFN. Increased smell (could smell my husband’s lingering body odour on the couch after he came home from football training). Sensitive teeth and emotional (teary when watching a reality Paramedic show on TV). 9dpo - full feeling, extremely gassy, loose BM, thrush-like feeling still there, blue veins noticeable on chest however I am quite fair skinned so they are often noticeable (plus last month I was convinced that my large blue veins on my chest and through my nipples meant I was pregnant... and I wasn’t, I’m just pale!). Heaviness in utuerus like AF coming. Burped on and off which is very unusual for me, I’m not a burper. 10dpo - slight nausea at times throughout the day. CP low and hard, cm sticky. Uncomfortable period feeling, tummy pains. Increased appetite and moody. Also, this was really weird and TMI so apologies - at 10.30am I was out shopping in a homewares store and suddenly I had this huge cramp in my tummy like I was about to have diarrhea. I had to race home (luckily I was only a 5-10min drive away) and had diarrhea. 11dpo (day my period was due however I ovulated two days later than previous cycles so who knows) - I woke up at 2am needing to pee, went back to sleep after and had vivid dreams. When I woke up I had cramps and was gassy, weird gas bubbles like popping in my belly. At 8am I got up to have a shower, I was convinced AF was coming but thought I’d take a FRER anyway just to see... and when I got out of the shower and glanced at the test as I walked past I did one of those cartoon double-takes - there was a clear pink second line! I was in total shock. Took a clearblue digital with conception indicator with the same sample and it said Pregnant 1-2weeks!

37, first natural pregnancy, 25 days cycle

Hey everybody and first of all, good luck to each and every girl with this exciting journey! I want to share my experience, because the other stories were very helpful for me. Background: I am 37, my partner is 36 and we tried for about 7-8 months until I got my BFP. I have rather shorter periods, of about 25 days, pretty regular ones (25 and 26 days mostly, sometimes 24 or 27 and rarely 28 days). As many of you, I read and read everything. I tried for a few days to take my BBT, but it was horror because I saw no rise after ovulation and then I thought I`m not ovulating at all. Before ovulation, sometimes I had what is called "fertile mucus", but mostly watery and not so much EWCM. In some months, I had very very little EWCM, I remember that even in ,my BFP month the mucus was not so fertile, or this is what I was thinking. I made some ultrasounds, and the doctor found dominant ovules at CD 7 or CD 8. I used ovulation tests, sometimes the second line was lighter that the test line, even 12 hours after ovulation. Of course I went crazy with all this, not knowing if I ovulate, if OV isn`t too early and the ovule is not perfect, why don`t I have fertile mucus, why my BBT isn`t rising even 3 DPO and so on. HANG IN THERE! We bought a fertility lubricant: Baby Start, I think it is made in UK, and from CD 1 till ovulation I took Evening Primrose oil capsules, for fertile mucus. From my experience and my BFP I think usually I ovulated on CD 13, due to my short cycles (on CD 12 I had the strongest second line on ovulation test). Sometimes, in non BFP months, I had fertile mucus on CD 16, CD 17 and that made me think I cannot pinpoint my OV date, but I was wrong. I really think my OV date was on CD 13 most of the times. As symptoms, almost NONE. I think on CD 16-CD 22 or sometimes in that period I had more white CM (but I also had sometimes white CM even in non BFP months) and also a so-called stomach ache but very mild (upper stomach). I got my BFP on CD 24 and I was and still am extatic. I am now 14 weeks!!! Good luck again to you all! If you have any question, please let me know, I am happy if my story helps someone.

4 years

I started following the different post on here about 4 years ago. We have been trying for that long!! I’ve had two very early miscarriages in the first 2 years we were trying. I’m 31 and my husband is 44 so we figure it just want meant for us to have another. We still continued to try but not really. We weren’t charting or anything and we’ve just stayed off of BC since we weren’t getting pregnant anyways. About 7 months ago we made a few major changes in life. I started working and DH quit his full time, constant over time, stressful and crazy job. We’ve been so much happier and less stress!! My cycles are very regular with a 25-26 day cycle. I can usually tell you 2-3 days before I start. This month was different. Because I don’t chart o didn’t keep up with much Dec 31st was first day of LMP it was a normal cycle. Didn’t notice anything to be abnormal. Around cd 14-16 we had really really awesome BD!! Like I remember saying if we do this would be when lol Cd 26 day AF is to arrive I got sulfur burps. This is not abnormal for me but I kept them for three days instead of the normal 24 hours. Cd 27 woke up with horrible diarrhea for about 3 hours and still had sulfur burps. Couldn’t go to work and felt completely drained. Slept all day!! Was nauseous on and off Cd28 still had slight upset stomach and not as many burps. Still nauseous and so tired. Cd 29 naustead all day. Went to work and decided if I didn’t start there then I was testing when I got home. 2 test later and we are positive strong!! I go tomorrow to dr to be sure. Fxs this peanut stays!! It’s been so long that it doesn’t feel real. Stick with it ladies. When it’s your time you’ll be ready!!

Pregnant at 45 with no fertility help, will be 46

I have been a loonnnngtime lurker on this forum, and since I just got my BFF, I thought I should repay the favor by sharing my story also! I’ll be 46 before my due date, so I was not at all optimistic about my chances of getting pregnant this time. We’d only really been trying for a few months. We have 4 kids already, so we would not have gone for fertility help if we didn’t conceive. I know I personally have liked reading of the happy stories from women around my age. Hopefully this will also end up to be a happy story, though I am realistic that miscarriage is very common at my age. I can only try to think positively and enjoy every day of the pregnancy. I really can hardly believe it’s real! We are definitely holding off on telling any family, including our other kids, until after the first trimester. I did have one miscarriage in the past, between two of my other pregnancies. Please send prayers and positive thoughts for me that that doesn’t happen this time! Our youngest is in elementary school, and we had told the kids before now that I am too old to be hoping for any more babies, whenever the idea of wanting a little baby brother or sister came up. I really hope we’ll be able to give them some amazing happy news around March. My cycles have been 26-28 days long, and always with a little light spotting 1-2 days before my period starts. When I didn’t have even a trace of spotting, and it was 28 days after my last cycle started, I wondered if something could be happening! Then that same day, I got up from a nap and had a huge overwhelming rush of nausea and almost dizziness/ lightheadedness. It took a few minutes for this to pass and it was a very extreme miserable feeling. I took that as a definite sign! Since that day, I also now have constantly sore swollen bbs. No more nausea for now. I did have a little heartburn around CD 26 or 27, which I never really get, but at the time, I didn’t feel it could really mean anything. I did take a home pregnancy test to confirm, but I pretty much knew what it would be. It was a very solid “+” sign immediately. Sorry if this post is a little long! I always like to read plenty of detail in other people’s stories though. Hope this post might be helpful to someone out there. You are the only people I’m telling for now! Hope to hear back from some of you! I intend to keep you updated!

BFP 8dpo!

I’m so excited to finally get to post my BFP story. I’ve watched this site for a while and I love reading everyone’s stories. First let me say that this was our second cycle trying to conceive and here is a list of things I did differently. 1.Took prenatal vitamins! 2.Used Ovulation test. 3.Less caffeine 4. Tried not to stress! 5.Legs up after sex. I personally think the ovulation test and prenatals are what helped us this cycle. I believe I had a chemical last month I had a vvfl and slowly but surely it got lighter and then AF came. So I’m very excited about this! Now to the good part my list of symptoms! CD 17: positive opk! Did the baby dance! CD 18: peak opk! (Crampy, threw up, feeling weak) CD19: O day! Did the baby dance (feeling better, slight cramps could be from gas) CD20:1dpo ( creamy lotion cm, tired (could be unrelated) felt a few “pinches” CD21: 2dpo (Feeling normal) lots of cm CD22:3dpo (Feeling normal) left ovary pain. CD23:4dpo (feeling normal) CD24:5dpo(feeling normal) CD25:6dpo(feeling normal, gassy, went to bed early) CD26:7dpo(feeling normal, slept so much today) CD27:8dpo( Feeling normal, slight cramping in back, BFP?!, lots of CM) CD28 ( Feeling normal, more pinching and pulling in my lower abdomen, took another test definitely a BFP!!! I don’t have any “real” symptoms yet. I didn’t get symptoms with my son until I was over 6 weeks so I’m not worried. My line is way darker than last month with my chemical. I will continue to test to watch my line progression. Praying for a sticky bean! My AF is due in 5 days praying she never comes! Good luck ladies! Baby dust to everyone.
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