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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.

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!

Surprise! Postpartum BFP

At only 5 months PP we were not really trying so much as vaguely assuming (silly us) that we didn't have to think much about it because my cycles had only just come back and were really long and hadn't regulated yet (it took nearly a year PP with the first to get my cycles back) and I was still breastfeeding part-time. I figured I probably wasn't even ovulating yet and wasn't worried either way.

I track my periods so I can fill in approximate dpo by that.

- 6-7 dpo my usual breakfast of two cups of coffee now soured my stomach
- 8 dpo i noticed my nipples are super sensitive when they rub the edges of my bra and even through my shirt at times. (Since I'm bfing this was a very sudden change)
- 9 dpo (only day 25 of my cycle!) I thought I'd be clever and test my symptom spotting away. Surely I am just noticing things. Nope. Definitely not. Positive within a minute on ClinicalGuard (Amazon dip strip test).
- 10-11dpo lots of bloaty gassy feeling in my lower belly
-12dpo Strong Positive on ClinicalGuard (pictured)

Must have ovulated straight out of the gate.
We weren't yet "ready" to start trying but a gift is a gift. We're over the moon.

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BFP CD23 - 11DPO only DTD once

Hi All!

I’ve been on this site for over a year now and I’m happy to finally post my BFP journey by DPO.
Bit of background info - I’m 29, I have 2 beautiful children (DS12&DD9), I had a cp August 2016 and I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines, June of this year. I have had constant headaches during the 2WW but haven’t documented them as I wouldn’t know better. This was a surprise and we weren’t proactively trying but if it happens it happens.

CD10 - DTD pm, cm - creamy

CD11 - EWCM, I can feel my boobs
Pm gassy - fuller/bloated feeling, pain when I cough

Ovulation Day CD12 - Light cramping, EWCM, ovulation pain left side. BBT 35.7

1DPO - Mid left cramps, bad gas- lower tummy very tight making it hurt when I did a wee wee. backaches. Creamy cm. BBT 36.1

2DPO - ovulation pain left side?! Bad gas with pain. tingly nipples, shooting pain in left breast more than once in afternoon which continued to midnight. pain in left midsection maybe gas related. I need to pee every 1 hour since waking up to lunchtime. body aching. small amount of ewcm not very stretchy, dry cm after 8pm. Hot flushes in the afternoon and noticing I’m thirsty. Craved watermelon? I don’t really like this! Fatigue and nausea. BBT 36.1

3DPO - Left side twinges /pains. Tired. Gassy and bloated with aches. Creamy cm. Heightened sense of smell. My partner can’t seem to do anything right today and into the coming week! So grumpy lol BTW this isn’t me. BBT 36.2

4DPO - light cramps and extreme gas pain. I’m thinking WTH is going on with me?! I have never been like this in my life. My partner offered to swap butts so he could get rid of my gas for me lol so sweet. BBT 36.2

5DPO - Gas aches and pains. Thirsty. BBT 36.5

6DPO - Boobs slightly tender on and off. Very gassy. One sharp cramp this morning and
Back aches after breakfast.. I never eat breakfast but I was sick hungry. BBT 36.5
My guess now is this was the day of implantation.

7DPO - Gas pain and food cravings. I wanted a chocolate cake and nothing else haha
BBT 36.1

8DPO - very tired. Between not being able to sleep from my headaches to Broken sleep. It’s been and ugly week. Don’t feel the slightest bit pregnant.

9DPO - Sick hungry to loss of appetite.
BBT 36.2

10DPO - Thirsty, Sick hungry, Loss of appetite. Watery CM. BBT 36.3

11DPO - Period pain burning, Loss of appetite.
So I’m sitting on the couch while my partner is burping and carrying on and I thought to myself, im not the gassy one in the relationship it’s him and maybe it’s a pregnancy symptom? Having multiple pregnancies I haven’t had any of my usual 2WW symptoms. I took a confirm HPT and got a very very faint line. BBT 36.2

12DPO - I find this funny that the moment I take FMU HPT, and get a second faint line that I then get every symptom I normally would.
Confirm HPT barely there pink line FRER definitely positive .
Sore boobs - bright blue veins.
Light headed
Nauseous
Wanted to vomit after dinner
Hot flushes all day
Period pain on and off /gas
Twinges left side of stomach
Poking sensation by belly button left side
BBT 36.4

13DPO - BBT 36.5
Sharp stabbing in left ovary region throughout the day. Pulling sensations in uterus?
Boobs are really sore.
Nauseous / light headed
Tired/exhausted
Emotional at a wedding ring? (lady taking bloods) it was pretty! Lol
Hot flushes
Burning / period sensation
Gas
HPT confirm faint pink positive. FRER BFP
Drs appointment also had Blood test today. I’ll post my Beta HCG results for you ladies on Monday. I also recommend not using the Confirm HPT as they not very sensitive. FRER for the win

14DPO - Clear Blue digital not FMU pregnant 1-2weeks, but I already know that only DTD once!
Pulling sensations in stomach
Sharp shooting sensations left side of abdomin
Very sore boobs and sick hungry.

Still early days for me but fingers crossed this one sticks. I hope this helps someone :) Baby dust to all

Finally after SO MANY SYMPTOMS

I knew I was pregnant a week before I got my BFP.
My husband didn't believe me, but I knew.

I've not been tracking my ovulation, cause my cycle ranges from 27-35 days. I just BDed a lot, as much as we could. I got a raging UTI in the middle of what I thought was my fertile week, and the BDing stopped. I thought I was out for this month.

Then, after my UTI, came the growing and tender BBs, the teenager acne, the heightened sense of smell, metal mouth, vivid dreams EVERY NIGHT ALL NIGHT, extreme bloating (worse than pms), and a strange lack of cramps. I usually get them the two weeks before af, but not a twinge. I also got nauseated when I was reading stories on here that said... *shudder*... "Creamy CM." That didn't happen before.

I took one or two negative tests, the waited the weekend and took a couple more tests. VERY faint line positive, and that didn't convince DH. I took one the next morning and that one did convince him!

I'm 5 weeks. I took the test last week. Yay!!

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BFP naturally after 2+years and 3 failed IUIs

I'm writing this because i feel that stories from here helped me a lot during those hard times! For all women who are still struggling to get pregnant, please hold on and take it easy, it will happen eventually!

Background story of us:
We've been married for almost 5 years, the first two years we decided to postpone to have a baby. Third year we started to feel like "this is the time" to think about having a baby, so we did the not preventing and not trying mode. A year had passed and it still did not happen. So on the second year of trying we seek for help to the fertility clinic. All standard tests were done, sperm test, USG, HSG etc. All normal and the doctor concluded that nothing keeps us from conceiving naturally however it just did not happen! end of 2nd year we decided that we need further "intervention" from the doctor so we asked for the possibility for IUI. Doctor said we are good candidates for that so 1st, 2nd and 3rd IUI later and all ended up in BFN. FYI my period is always clockwork, never missed a day!
In desperation, finally we decided to start thinking to move forward to IVF. Mid 2017 We signed up for IVF and we were put in a waiting list and we got our turn in mid 2018, a year in the waiting list wow...
For the time being we decided to forget about everything and enjoy our life to the fullest. In June we went travelling, and as predicted that month i got my period exactly on the predicted date. The next month I was busy preparing my departure to a business trip abroad, I often have to go abroad for a business meeting and this time i really enjoyed idk why maybe because i was not in the TTC mode. I was abroad for almost 2 months without realizing those month I do not get my period, i thought i was so stressed out and therefore my period was delayed. I drank wine, went to the party with my colleague, went on a speedboat etc.
On a phone call (LDR), my beloved husband asked whether i already got my period that month then i just realized that aunt flow had not showed her face this month! Long story short I bought a HPT and tried, then it's a BFP within 2 sec! I was in disbelief to only found out (the next day at the clinic) that i'm already 8weeks pregnant. No symptoms, No morning sick, no nothing!!!!! So ladies please keep on believing that it will happen!!!!
FYI: on around 6 weeks i got a spotting when i wiped with tissue after peeing, later on i found out it was an implantation bleeding, it was only one time with brown colored spotting.
I'm now 16 weeks and hoping that everything will go smooothly until the delivery. Baby dust to you all!

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BFP after missed period - No noticeable symptoms

Hello everyone! It's finally my turn to post in this section.

I'm still in shock to say the least. I was definitely not expecting this, but here it goes.

My boyfriend is 39 and I am 29. My two week wait has been uneventful. I honestly don't feel much different from my usual PMS symptoms. I actually had more symptoms when I wasn't pregnant.

One thing I noticed that was definitely out of the ordinary is tailbone pain. It was one of the reasons I decided to take a test. I had only experienced it back in May when I was pregnant but ended in early miscarriage. It only lasted a few minutes and it made another appearance this morning. Again, for only a few minutes.

My symptoms didn't show up until a week after ovulation which is unusual for me. Normally, my PMS starts 2 days after ovulation. You can find me knocked out somewhere by 6pm and I'm out until 9 or 10pm. It's usually the first symptom for me.

This time, I started cramping about five days before my period was due which I thought was a week, but I had my timing all confused because I was coordinating a move to another state at the time.

My Two Week Wait Symptoms:
Swollen breasts

Sensitive nipples - more sensitive than normal, but not painful, nothing too noticeable really.

A bit of breast tenderness - just like PMS

Nausea - just like PMS

Fatigue - not as bad as PMS actually, but still normal PMS for me.

Cramps - feel just like PMS. I swear I'm about to start my period. They are sometimes so bad I have to double over.

Tailbone pain - the only thing I don't get during PMS.

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I hope this helps. Baby dust to all who are trying to conceive!

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2nd times a charm

Basic stats:
Age 32
Mirena removed 8/26
Cycle 2 post Mirena

Background:
Husband and I decided to start trying a bit on a whim, but I started doing research immediately. Read "expecting better" then on recommendation in the book read "taking charge of your fertility." Started tracking with Glow app, following cm, bbt (vag) and using opks. CP all over the place.

Story:
Cycle one lasted 49 days, CD39 ovulated and short LF. Was using clear blue advanced for first half and was high but not peak for 10 days, never had ewcm and doubted I ovulated. Thanks to the books I knew what was happening later when cm picked up and tested with cheapy opks to track ovulation. Confirmed with bbt. Got period day 10 but learned a great deal. Wonder if delayed ovulation was due to a trip right when it should have happened based on CBA opk.

Following cycle switched to vaginal bbt which I found easier to do consistently. Tracked with cheap okp from CD7. Had a positive on 13 with ewcm but bbt never rose so kept waiting.

CD17: opk -, creamy cm, bd
CD18: opk -, ewcm
CD19: no opk, ewcm, bd
CD20: opk + (night), ewcm, bd, suspect ovulation (traveling, missed temp)
1dpo: opk +, ewcm, bd, temp rise, sore bb
2dpo: opk -, creamy cm, sore bb
3: sore bb
4: bb pain increases, swollen bb
5: bb huge and painful. In evening blue veins appear on them
6: bb enormous and so painful. Hungry
7: bb same, plus stabbing sensation. Sensitive to smells - cologne of coworker nauseating
8: bb continue, sharp pain in groin 2x when stand up from couch, metallic taste in mouth beginning in afternoon continuing all day
9: bb awful and veins more pronounced, some metal taste, creamy slightly stretchy cm
10: wake up at 3am and then 4am, can't fall back asleep. Lay in bed reading bfp stories here!! Bb awful, more metal taste. Hungry and bloated

Had negotiated with my husband that would test 12dpo am, but on 10dpo pm used the countdown to pregnancy stats of positive by time of day to sell him on it being far enough along. Took an opk and it was negative and worked up courage to test with frer- BFP! Solid line no question!

So happy to be pregnant and really glad in 2 cycles as I hated the tww with a fiery passion. Think the difference maker was knowledge - knowing how to read the signs made it easy to plan and gave me confidence in the process, which made me less crazy. Also used Pro-Gest cream 2x daily as I was worried about short luteal phase. Going to continue until see a doctor.

First pregnancy so excited! So scared! So hoping it all goes well! Good luck everyone!!

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