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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.

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 !!

Natural BFP after 16 months!

This is my second time posting here, the first one was a chemical. After a second chemical and a few months later, here I am again! I hope this may help people with long and irregular cycles: I've had cycles ranging from 29 to 61 days, completely unpredictable, a few anovulatory. Vitex Agnus Castus made them 32-34 days long and regular! It did not work that well until I took the right dose, I needed 1000mg twice per day. I am not suggesting it's the right dose for everyone, but if Vitex's kinda working for you but not quite, then it may be a good idea to up the dose. Main symptom was light cramps from 7dpo onwards. I had it with my chemical pregnancy too, but it lasted a lot longer this time. Also, very dry after ovulation which is unusual for me. 1-6 dpo - Sore boobs, but I always get them after ov, so not a symptom 7 dpo - Light cramps, different than AF cramps and very similar to the ones I had with my chemical. 8 dpo - Cramps, mild nausea (not sure if it was pregnancy related) 9/10 dpo - Cramps, stark white BFN, feeling low 11 dpo - An invisible line on a cheapie, tested with a FRER and the faintest line appeared! BFP 12 dpo - Fearing another chemical, IC BFN, FRER super faint line, clear BFP on a 20mUI test 13 dpo - Finally a good line on a FRER, digi says 1-2 weeks pregnant! Starting to believe it now. As a side note, expensive test claiming to have high sensitivity are really not that reliable. I got a very good line on a 20mUI test, unknown brand, while 12.5mUI FRER was almost invisible and the 10mUI IC was stark white! Hope this one sticks and good luck to everyone!

BFP 11dpo crazy dreams

I thought i would write this as I've googled so many symptoms during my tww that i think i now know the difference between potential pms and actual early pregnancy symptoms. For me, the symptoms were that i had cramps fom the day i ovulated until 5dpo (never happens to me). I also know when i ovulate since i get cramps on one side every month and get my period 14 days later. The synptoms after 5dpo to 11dpo that were special were vivid dreams almost every night (happened in my first preganacy too and i don't dream much when not pregnant). Also - dizziness. I've had bouts of dizziness almost every day (not normal for me). Theb i had 3 or 4 hot flashes...i can't remember havinh those. Started peeing more at night so i tested with dollarama tests on 8 and 9dpo - nothing 11dpo i bought 2 frer and got a BFP! 12dpo i tested with dollorama and still BFP. My period is du on the 25th so i will test with another frer that day to make sure the line is getting darker and then make an appointment.
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BFP after months of trying to get aligned with DH, very detailed.

I write this full of hope and with an encouraging testimony of God's Perfect Timing. DH (40) and me (36) have been married almost 12 years. We have DS age 8 and DD age 5. About 2 years ago, I started feeling like there was one more little soul out there for us. It took me 6 mos of praying about it and talking with moms with kids similar ages to convince myself that this was the best thing for my family and not the result of me growing older. The idea of starting all over when my kids are just getting independent had me very undecided. Sept 2016 I tried to broach the subject with DH and he was adamantly against it. Fast forward to January 2017, I decide that i want to remove my IUD because it will expire this year. Hubby understands, but starts talking about vasectomy which sends me into a tailspin. For months (felt like years) we went around and around the subject every date night, every long night talking in bed, and not getting any closer to being aligned with direction and goals. Sex has become a battleground where he either pulls out or insists on wearing a condom, and about 1x a month, he either forgets or "slips up". Fast forward again to May 2017. I start feeling those feelings that only mothers know... tingly nips, cramping way too far in advance of AF, June 1st 2017, BFP! Picture this, I'm elated while DH is pouting. Fast forward again, July 2017, first ultrasound, empty sac, cue utter devastation and depression. Deep sadness, loneliness, body betrayal, heart is shattered. DH and I are still not aligned. Still having challenging conversations, but I am convicted that this 3rd pregnancy and baby is meant for us and critical to my overall happiness. Fast forward to November 2017, my period is 5 days late, i take countless tests, and symptom spot everything... devastated again when my AF arrives 7 days late. December, something has changed in my husband, he sees how sad I am. He starts to recite some of the things that i've been saying to him over the past 1.5 years. He says that he finally understands and agrees that 2018, in June specifically, we'll start baby making, enough time for him to mentally prepare for another pregnancy and child. **Alignment** Cue the happy tears and enormous weight lifted! NOW picture NYE 1/1/18 , great date night, we have a wonderful dinner, we go out dancing like we're 20 yo again. Madly in love. BD 2-3x (honestly can't recall) between 2am- 5am!! No condoms, no inhibitions= WHOA! The following week 1/5/18, similar BD activity, another date night, booze flowing and wild passionate night, no condoms, no pulling out, and lingerie involved! Now for all the juicy details: 32 average AF cycle, O on CD 18-20 CD 18 1/5/18: EWCM, BD 2x despite having a head cold, sinus pressure, runny nose, napped mid day. BBT 98.0 CD 19 Suspected Ovulation date: 1/6/18- nothing remarkable, CM dried up. BBT 97.6 (Big dip) DPO 1: BD, CM dry other than while DTD, Napped again midday, trapped gas BBT 98.0 DPO 2: 3 BM's very loose, car sickness after having sushi with friends for lunch. Cold symptoms again BBT 97.9 DPO 3: nothing remarkable, 2 BM's loose stool again (TMI) BBT 98.4 DPO 4: Cramps with FMU, nips tingly? I can't tell. High stress at work BBT 98.5 DPO 5: Tried Zumba class mid day at work with coworkers- I'm so sore, rib cage hurts? Cramps again, Vivid dreams. Shitty memory, couldn't think of the word parasail while playing a game with my family. BBT 98.6 DPO 6: Up during the night to pee. Chiropractic- adjustment. Late evening feels like i'm getting sick again, spot in my throat feels sore when I swallow. By morning symptoms vanish. BBT 98.5 DPO 7: Head up to VT for a weekend with adults. Slept in the car. Nips definitely tingly. Embarrassingly forgetful in front of friends. ST memory is total crap. Can't remember actors names and literally stop talking mid sentence because i'm so aware of my forgetfulness. BD that night but it was BONE DRY. Like uncomfortable :( Zero CM. BBT 98.9 DPO 8: Still at the log cabin in VT. ST memory fails left and right. Hot apple cider gave me raging heartburn. BD= completely dry again, uncomfy... burning sensation in abdomen. BBT 98.6 DPO 9: Nips definitely tingly. Finally satisfied my craving for an eggroll!! Whiteheads on my forehead, more heartburn. Burning in abdomen and cramping before bed. BBT 98.3 (Implantation dip?!) DPO 10: BBT 98.6 temp goes back up.... OMG am I really pregnant?! Low back aches, more heartburn when eating. Don't want coffee- very unusual for me. DPO 11: BBT 98.6 (temp stays up!!) BD 2x, not so dry down there anymore. Boobs hurt during BD. Gassy and heartburn after eating. DPO 12: BBT 98.8 (That's it, i'm testing today, I can't wait another 3 days!) Still don't want coffee. BFP with FMU!! Going to take a digital test on Monday (when AF is officially late) and show that one to hubby in a special way.

BFP before septum removal surgery

History: After a year and a half of trying, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a complete uterine septum, and low egg count (1.5). I had a laparoscopy and hysterscopy in Oct 2018, where they removed as much of the endo as they could and removed polps from my cervix. They discovered that my septum was thicker then they thought so they didn't remove it. My RE wanted me to get an MRI and have a specialist look at it. They did and it was determined that they could operate on it safely and surgery was set for January. This was back at the beginning of December and it is now Dec 25 and I just got my first BFP three days ago. I would love to be consumed with joy but instead all I can think about is how likely my pregnancy will end in a miscarriage. Hopefully everything happens for a reason and if anything, I can say that YES I can get pregnant naturally. This month was probably the first month I didn't track any symptoms, thinking we could take a cycle off before my surgery. I'm not even sure when I ovulated and I think we only bd'd once around that time. Also after my laparoscopy, everything about my cycle was a little off. I did start changing a lot of things this month because I believed that after they removed my septum I would start on IVF and I wanted to start improving my egg quality. I started to think about my diet, BPA, and chemicals in our house. Coincidentally my husband bought a bunch of fresh pineapple (I think it was on sale) and I did eat all of it around the time of my ovulation. Also, my 80 year old grandma told me recently that the reason I don't have a baby is because I walk barefooted around my house. I disregarded this as a superstition.....but I started wearing socks to bed this month just in case. So I guess my grandma got the last laugh. I know its been said on here time and time again but I definitely have had more pregnancy symptoms in previous cycles then I did this cycle. The first sign something was off was the lack of my usual PMS symptoms. Usually about a week before my period my bb's get really hard and sensitive but they felt normal. I chalked it up to the changes from the removal of my endo. Then a couple days before my expected period I started to feel like I was coming down with something. I felt feverish (only had a low grade temp),tired, and sore throat. This was odd because I don't normally get sick and if I do it only lasts max two days. So on the third day of felling awful, I decided to test just for good measure and there was a shadow of a line on an amazon cheapie. I sent my husband out in the morning to get a First Response and a Clear Blue and they were instant positives. I have an appt tomorrow to get my blood drawn and find out the next steps. Good thought are appreciated!

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