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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 by dpo!

This month, I did the following things to help conceive:
-took prenatal, vitamin D, wild salmon fish oils
-super greens powder (spriulina)
-juiced vegetables every day (carrots, celery, pepper, beets, purple cabbage, rotating greens, ginger)
We also DTD every day or every other day 2 days past O date.

1-2 DPO: pains near left hip bone on and on all day. Cm wet but not as slippery, getting sticky
3 DPO: pains near left hip bone, thirsty, frequent urination, very fatigued, sore nipples, craving sweet food. Cm thick and wet, cervix high soft closed
4 DPO: Sore nipples, fatigued, getting up to pee middle of night (very unusual), nauseous, light cramping, craving sweet and salty food
5 DPO: left nipple very sore, increased BMs, lots of thick white cm, very frequent urination/can't hold it
6 DPO: light cramping and gassy, creamy thick white cm
7 DPO: cramping across uterus, lower back aches
8 DPO: very emotional and sad, feel like crying, moody, very thick abundant cm (paste like)
9 DPO: cm very wet, thick abudndant, side of left breast sore, frequent urination, not being able to hold it in night, increased sense of smell. Evening faint bfp
10 DPO: more faint bfps, smelling everything, cramping and lower back ache, upset bowels and stomach
11 DPO: dark BFP! constipated (very unusual), tired, back ache, light cramping, frequent urination, heightened smell
12 DPO: clearblue digital bfp, tired

So thankful that god has blessed us with this baby- I am over the moon! I hope this helps someone

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thought my period was coming

I was feeling super depressed and discouraged. I fell down a rabbit hole reading research about how implantation bleeding isn't real and spotting means you're less likely to conceive. However, bfp @ 11dpo.

Hubby and I ttc baby #2, we have an almost 2yo. I'm 31, he's 34. We got pregnant immediately last time so I started to panic when it didn't happen the same way this time. This time was 4 months ttc.

I take prenatals and this time made sure to keep my feet warm, stopped drinking iced water.

Felt nothing for the most part, no boob pain like the first time, but maybe after a year of breastfeeding, my boobs aren't as sensitive.

1-7 dpo nothing
8dpo one brown spot on underpants, bad cramps, felt depressed was out, period coming, pink spotting after sex
9dpo strangely emotional/weepy, which is very unlike me, usually perpetually happy, mild nausea felt random/confusing
10dpo less cramping, nothing really, felt better
11dpo another vaguely brown spot, back aching during walk, mild nausea, took a test as a lark expecting a negative --> BFP!

I've been having 26 day cycles and o'ing consistently on cd 13. Last period was strangely light (2.5 days), then o'd on cd 15 instead of 13. Hubby and I got into a huge fight, maybe stress delayed my ovulation. Hope this one sticks! Excited for my baby to become a big sister!!

We BD'd on 13, 14, 15, o on 15.

Baby dust and gl to you all!!

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BFP after 5 cycles - Greasy Hair!!!

We’ve only been trying to conceive for a short while compared to lots of other women. Thankfully, it only took us about 5 cycles being deliberate about it (7 or so if you count NTNP), and I’m happy to share my story since I LOVED reading these so much.

I had WAY, WAY, WAY more pregnancy symptoms every other month. WAY MORE! Last month, I had sore breasts for 20 days straight (never happened before) and NOTHING! This is also the first month where I didn’t keep a detailed log of my daily symptoms so most of this will be from memory.

I'm still very, very early. I am 4 weeks + 3 days, or cycle day 32, as I type this. I typically have 27/28 day cycles but occaisionally they last 30 or 31 days. Anyways, following is what you came here for:

I believe we conceived on August 5 or CD 15. This month, I did not temp or use OPKs. For the most part, my GLOW app has been pretty accurate when it comes to my fertile window so I just went with it. Not exactly sure why, but I guess I was sick of peeing on sticks and sticking with the thermometer.

I also had to travel on the final day of my fertile window (again, according to GLOW) so I didn’t even have much faith in our ability to actually successfully do it anyways.

We had sex on CD 12, 14, 15, and 16. Things we did differently this month were:

• PreSeed! We used it every time we had sex this month.

• Less stress! You’ve heard it a million times, but we just had a lot more fun (not even talking about the sex, necessarily).

• More communication! This was the first month I told my husband what days I wanted to have sex. Probably seems obvious and people already do this, but I was trying to not freak him out by giving him every detail of my cycle every month before.

• Had sex on the (assumed) last day of the fertile window! Every other month, we had sex for three straight days, but never on the last day as we were just over it/out of energy.

O Day/CD 15 – Went to a Bruno Mars concert, and had what I thought were ovulation pains while we were there. Otherwise, nothing special to report.

1 DPO - BD before heading to the airport. Had a long day, so felt tired but nothing unusual.

2 DPO - Woke up early for work. Still pretty tired (or so I attributed) from the travel day. Went to the bathroom, and had the most EWCM I’d ever had when I wiped. So much so I convinced myself that we missed O day. Pretty down for the rest of the day. Some cramping throughout the day further convinced me of this.

3 DPO – Woke up early for work and planned on skipping washing my hair but couldn’t because it was SO greasy. I have really fine hair, so the most I can skip is one day at max. But this was too greasy to pass for a work day. Noticed my face was extra oily that day, too. My glasses were sliding down my nose a lot! Took a bubble bath before bed in the super awesome tub in my suite. I only lasted a few minutes before getting so uncomfortable from being hot that I had to jump in the shower. CM is white + stretchy (like EWCM but white, not clear), and this is something I haven’t seen before.

4 DPO – Final travel day for work. Noted the greasy hair again. Flew directly from this event to my family reunion. Noticed I had a random sore on the middle of my tongue. Assumed I burned it that day. CM is white + stetchy.

5 DPO – Was pretty cranky upon waking up but chalked it up to being sleepy. Woke up to a second sore on my tongue. These were not like canker sores – they felt like burns – but thought it was my cycle just acting up. I was on the last few days of a two-week antibiotic at this point. Ended up taking it on an empty stomach (on accident!) and I got so nauseous I had to lay down for a couple of hours. Spent the day outside with family and didn’t notice much else. CM is white + stretchy.

6 DPO – Didn’t notice much. It was in the afternoon sometime when I remember someone commenting on my greasy hair. None of us took showers that morning since we were all playing yard games, drinking, swimming, etc. Must have been really greasy!! Started noticing a LOT of burping this day.

7 DPO – Nothing to report except the burping and maybe a hint of increased appetite. Again, I was outside keeping myself busy all day so this could have been why. Plus it was my family reunion and there is a lot of eating going on. And, with that, lots of burping. Sores are completely gone!

8 DPO – I drank two bottles of water right before going to bed last night and woke up to a SUPER dry mouth and throat. Have a 7-hour drive home and I’m in a pretty good mood. Notice that I’m wiping my face a lot because I’m really oily. Yep, still burping – and very hungry, and now very thirsty. CM is white + stretchy.

I thought I was out!!

We tried for 5 months and got our BFP!

I tried to donate my eggs last year but was rejected because of a low AMH. It was .7 and I am 26 years old. With all my research i realized that AMH for young women is not reflective of their ability to get pregnant. However my husband and I decided to start trying at the risk that I wouldn't be able to conceive in the near future.

I got off birth control in March 2017. I started charting and found out I had a short luteal phase with spotting starting around 7-9 days. I thought this would keep me from getting pregnant until I corrected it.

Here are my chart details:

CD13: First sign of fertile cervical mucus, Egg White, Medium
CD14: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance
CD15: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance, Positive OPK
CD16: Watery CM, little, Baby Dance, Positive OPK (OVULATION DAY)

1 DPO: 97.8 Creamy CM, Medium
2 DPO: 97.7 Creamy CM, Little
3 DPO: 98.2 Creamy Yellowish CM (odd for me), Tired
4 DPO: 98 Creamy CM, Medium, Felt a lower pressure in abdomen
5 DPO: 98.3 Creamy CM medium, Twinges in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams, Tired, waking in the night, That day I felt sick like I was run down, fatigue (I wonder if this is when implantation happens because the I read that the body will lower your immune system so that the fertilized egg is not rejected by the body)
6 DPO: 97.8, Creamy Yellow CM again, Slight sore breasts
7 DPO: 98.25 Creamy CM medium, Sore breasts, Lower pressure in Abdomen
8 DPO: 98.29 Tinged Brown CM, little, I thought I was out because this is usually how I start spotting
9 DPO: 98.07 No CM, Twinges in lower abdomen
10 DPO: 97.86 A drop in temp. Thought I was out for sure, I thought I should start spotting any minute, sore breasts, emotional, I had weird pulling sensations, and pinchy ovary feelings like I do during ovulation, I decided to test at 5pm without even a second thought that it would be negative and I could move on from this cycle. I stared in disbelief as a very faint line appeared!! I freaked out and even though I had an elaborate way of telling my husband, the shock sent me straight downstairs showing him that test.
11 DPO: 97.96, Creamy CM Medium, Sore breasts, Ovary Pinch feeling, lower abdomen twinges
12 DPO 98.52, Watery Cm Little, Emotional, Sore breasts, twinges, pulling sensation
13 DPO: 98.52, Watery little, Spazzy muscles in Stomach
14 DPO: 98.21 , no CM, Twinges, lower pressure, test line much darker!

Well there you have it! I am now 24 DPO and my one big symptom i can't ignore are the daily cramps from every part of my stomach and abdomen, all over the place! I guess the little bean is making room. :)

Things that I did to improve our chances:
Had bone broth daily, took fermented cod liver oil, took whole food based prenatal, Took vitex, Husband took fertileaid, I ate grass fed meats and butter almost daily, fresh eggs daily, found a way to get liver in my diet, ate leafy green veggies, drank lots of water for CM, incorporated fermented foods and beverages into my diet, rubbed magnesium oil on nightly, stayed away from sugar!

BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

33 yr 1st time mom after 1 miscarriage & abortion & 2 serious surgeries, No symptoms at all!

Hello All ,

I don't know where to start. I have been crazily reading all sorts of blogs during my 2 week wait. so, I know how much it helps during "this" time.

For starters, I'm 33 year old and so is my husband. We conceived 5 years back but were not ready for a baby and so we carried out an abortion. Unfortunately the pill did not work properly and I had to undergo a surgery and it was very traumatic for both of us.

Feb 2016, I had a false positive using HPT (Home pregnany test), and after blood test , which came as negative, my periods also started. We weren't trying but not avoiding always.

We have been trying since Jan '17 and somehow we thought that it would be immediately pregnant considering how easy it was the 1st time. I started taking Vit D and Folic acid tablets. When after 3 months nothing seemed to work I started going out of my mind and feeling extremely guilty for having an abortion done. I cried myself to sleep many nights and it preyed on my mind most days. To top it off my gynaec (on visiting her in April) diagnosed secondary sterility and referred me to IVF doctors (part of the same clinic)!!

After googling like crazy I decided to change the doctor and not go ahead with her suggestion simply because it was nonsense! We had tried only 3 months not 1 yr!

Anyways, my usually 28-29 day cycle started getting erratic from Feb onward, 30days, 33days, 27 days, 30 days and my period length shortened considerably to just 2 days with some spotting on 3rd day.

I decided to consult another gynecologist due to my shortening period length, I was scared of menopause starting realllly early for me. Trust me I thought the worst for all things possible. I was stressed all the time , weepy, unhappy.

Nyhoo in May '17 ,the doctor conducted an ultrasound and as always she said all was OK, uterus & Fallopian tubes look good n clear, follicles developing well and plenty of eggs for many years. She conducted blood tests n pap smear also and then suggested me and my husband to take an antibiotic Doxycycline for 14 days as ureaplasm was found in my pap smear. I read later that ureaplasm may cause infertility in women and has no outward symptoms at all!

And now 2nd month I got pregnant! I can't still believe, I guess I won't till I meet my doctor 10 days later. :)

cd 6 , 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 : BD (babydance) :)
cd 20 : drank 2 glass wine & scared
cd 21 : light cm (cervical mucus)
cd 22 : slightly gassy, bloated, tender breasts (or was it in my head)
cd 23 : tingle near bellybutton on right, sleepy in aft., gassy n bloated
cd 24 : insomnia (really odd coz i can sleep anytime anywhere), slight constipation (very unlike me) , light cm
cd 25 : light cramps, cm. Hungry, anxious, craving salty food
cd 26 : little yellow cm
cd 27 : no cm, slight pain in overall tummy
cd 28 : metallic taste , very little white cm, headache
cd 29 : little white cm, backache, headache, tired to bones, irritable & moody
cd 30 : insomnia (slept for 3 hours), heartburn, bloated tummy, light cramps in overall tummy, unbalanced, tired, slight constipation
cd 31 : hot at night insomnia again but slept well in afternoon, heightened sense of smell, light body-ache, slight constipation. BUt just felt calm somehow, like I knew.
cd 32 : Took HPT , came +ve just as I dreamed tonight. My blood test came +ve too. :)

So you know there is hope for all of us. Things work in funny manner up in the heaven.

What did I do differently :
1. Got blood tests and pap smear done to find any lurking hidden issues.
2. Prayed to God silently every night (my husband is atheist and I am nonpracticing )
3. Drank little alcohol but did not abstain completely
4. Dissipated stress, did breathing exercises incessantly

All the best to all of you. Keep trying , au naturale works. Just try very hard to give yourself hope every time there is a setback.

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BFP - clear blue digital - first time momma!

So excited to be posting a bfp story - these stories really kept me going through the last 6 months of TTC!

I am 27 and partner 44 - this will be our first baby together! I work away a lot so BD'ing at the right time has been tricky!

This is the first cycle that I relaxed, stopped using Ovia and taking supplements - I did this after reading so many bfp stories where the couple had both just relaxed and let it happen - which thankfully worked for me too :) I actually assumed we had BD at the wrong time so thought i was out this month!

Cycle length - 29 days
Last period start date - 27 June 2017

CD 10 - EWCM
CD 11 - EWCM - BD
CD 12 - BD ( i think I ovulated this day because EWCM had disappeared by lunchtime)
1dpo - BD
2-4dpo - nothing. I had lotiony white CM which seemed a little stickier than usual but not totally out of the ordinary for me
5dpo - woke up with a cold sore and a really bad mouth ulcer. I haven't had a cold sore in over a year and usually get them when run down. Odd because I don't feel unwell or especially tired. This was my first suspicion.
6dpo - woke up with another cold sore!! Two back to back!
7dpo - bloated. Lotiony white cm
8dpo - I was bloated and a bit gassy but this is not unusual for me before period. cm remained lotiony white - cramps lower right lasting only 30seconds or so (implantation?)
9dpo - Sore boobs - I always get sore boobs before period but oddly they were only sore down the sides?! Felt faint during gym class at lunchtime
10dpo - v sore boobs and they felt fuller in my bra. Felt a little faint on train into work
11dpo - Woke up at 5am wide awake and remembered I had a digi left from last cycle annnnd BFP - Pregnant 1-2weeks! waaaa so incredible to see those words!!!!!

Still in shock and not sure what to do with myself! Good luck to all TTC and hang in there!!!

WE DID IT

A little about me I'm 30 & my BF Is 28 I have 3 kiddos and he has none. I don't remember trying with the others ones. My guy has always wanted a kid and I thought I was done but here I am. I've read mostly all of your stories so I figured I would put what I've experienced this cycle

I have a 29 day cycle. I feel like I ovulated around cycle day 13 or 14 but not sure because I wasn't charting I just felt cramps.
Cd14 1dpo I bd with my guy
Cd15 bd 2dpo bd with my guy a lot that day. I was having cramps and bad mood swings
3dpo I was having cramps, some sore bbs off and on. Mostly around my nips
4dpo tender bb and some nausea
5 dpo watery discharge, cramps, nausea
6dpo cramps no discharge. I feel twinges in my lower abdomen on the right side.I started getting soft bowels.
7 dpo nothing at all
8 dpo nothing I took a test I thought it said negative but looked at it hours later it said positive. I thought it was a Evap line. DT test said bfn
9 dpo fatigue and dizziness almost passed out at walmart. Took another test faint positive
10dpo woke up with heartburn. I had a vivid dream about space like a shuttle falling right in front of my house. Took test with fmu faint positive. I took equate test 5 mins ago bfp no more faint lines. Still heartburn and I'm tired.
Baby dust to all you ladies it's not over yet

Symptoms before BFP - I say it's possible!

I've been reading about having symptoms before implantation lately and there are a great deal of people who say it's all in the head.

I want to share my story to say it's not.

My first pregnancy happened a couple of years ago. DH and I haven't been TTC nor did we think about having a baby in general at that time. We usually used protection but there's been that one time we didn't.

I was totally oblivious to ovulation, symptoms and the possibility of getting pregnant didn't cross my mind (how are the odds with one slip?).

So we DTD and in the very early morning hours after I woke up terribly nauseated. Could've been many reasons but what struck me as odd was, that as soon as I threw up it completely vanished. I felt absolutely normal after - that never happened to me before.

The following days I felt strange (it's been 3 or 4 years so I don't recall everything that stood out to me). I googled all the stuff that felt odd to me (like suddenly getting numb fingertips) and nearly everything came up with "early pregnancy symptom".

So I bought a test, which came up negative.

Another couple of days go by and I still feel strange. The thought of being possibly pregnant despite a negative test (again, I had no clue whatsoever about implantation, test sensitivity etc etc). So I went to the ob/gyn.
Nothing despite the uterine lining thickening- just what it is supposed to do.

Another 2 or 3 days pass and against better knowledge (come on, how can you pregnant if the doc says you aren't?) with some more odd stuff happening to my body I buy another test after work.

I remember I tripped and fell what hadn't happened to me since I was a kid!

The next day the test came up positive - just very light.

I went to another ob/gyn and they wrote 4+5 (not sure about the second number, couldve been 3) on the certificate.

So this unfolded between BD and a positive test to someone who never thought about and or considered pregnancy.
To me it means you very well can know/ have symptoms before you're scientifically are supposed to be.

Unfortunately I lost this one after 9 weeks but I am proud mom to my 2yo DS.

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BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!

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