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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 owe my story to all the unhopeful

My story begins back in 2011..I stopped taking the pill, and had regular sex with my husband though it became about baby making. I over thought the symptoms every month, oh I peed do I normally pee now, my boobs are sore, I have a head ache, I am craving chocolate etc etc if you on this site you have been there. Buying pregnancy tests before my period was due, after I had my period cause I could find a symptom. This went on till 2012, off I went for monthly bloods to check I was ovulating....yep ticked that box :-) husband sperm sample came back low...(long story but turned out he had a porn addiction) retested him and 90 million sperm so back the doctors must be my fault...next step surgery and exploration into my womb, all ok a wee patch of fibroids but nothing to worry about. Back to a few months of more random pregnancy test over exaggerated symptoms. Being angry, trying to convince myself it was a false negative and searching these websites till I found the answer I wanted, yep the test is wrong, it must be etc etc I was never pregnant. I convinced myself I couldn't have children naturally, even spoke to friends who absolutely where failing at ivf and going down adoption route and believing that would be my life. I split with my husband 2013 now with reflection it's a blessing I didn't fall pregnant. I remember the sting of tears and genuine heart ache as friends fell pregnant, joyed for there life there happiness and watch them become parents, internally I got depresses more reclusive, and more convinced I couldn't become pregnant. I met my now fiancé in 2014, it was long distance but I never bothered with contraception I couldn't get pregnant in my head. We had sex in 2014/2015 randomly every couple of weeks while we commuted, then oct of 2015 I moved in, in all honesty we never had the contraception talk, he knew about my past experience but not how much my head was certain we would need help to conceive. He had tried and failed due to 4/5 miscarriage with a woman who previously had children. We probably had to much sex for a baby to ever be possible but it never happened. June this year he wanted to start trying for a baby cut sex back to every other day, but I knew I hadn't got pregnant so far so why would I now. One late cycle and the hopes where up, 5 negative tests later...I thought who are you kidding, we can play this game till we go to docs and get help. This cycle I knew I was pregnant yep here we go again...should of had my period last Sunday/Monday...we had sex Sunday night after it a wipe of blood so I put a tampon in that was that. Tampon on was clean in the morning. Monday a dark dot of blood when I wiped and a little dot in my pants. Tuesday, wed, Thursday nothing. But my boobs ached and I was tired Thursday. Ached like never before on the outside, going over a bump in the car etc. I knew something was up for them to be this sore. I had a headache Thursday, but I had lowered my calories to loose some new romance weight so put it down to that. Drank a lot of water upped my calories had a rest day. The only other thing I can describe is heat and thirst, thirst walking for a couple of miles and warm sweating in exercise where I wouldn't normally be so hot and wet not wet like ovulation or particularly wet pants but wet. I have also been on and off cramps. I knew something wasn't right, but even though I was late I couldn't bring myself to test. Back to these forums I came even took some online pregnancy tests, they came back negative. Sunday a week late my partner bought a hpt, just in case I wanted to use it. He was pretty sure I was just stressed and that's why I was late. And me well I was a week late living in fairy tale pregnancy land seemed ok, this morning I didn't use first morning pee so that was a good reason not to test. Then I actually peed in a cup to test but so convinced it would be negative poured the pee out no test. Then I got my brave pants on and tested...before I could even pull my jeans up I could see it bfp. If this will stick I can only hope and prey, but guess what I can get pregnant! After all these years I am now experiencing what pregnancy feels like. Wish I had spent more time figuring out the what nows, what can I eat do what can't I than focus on make believe pregnancy in my head. Thus boob pain is not like pmt boob pain...it's like broken rib boob pain, the wetness is like having missed the first hour of my period bleed wet but yet nothing on pants or toilet paper to show it. Please don't over anylise believe the negatives and move on. My story is long winded but if it helps one person I am glad,. Keep believing keep trying, and enjoy life :-)
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BFP at 38 and 5 years TTC!

I got my first ever BFP this morning. I'm still in disbelief. Years ago I was TTC with my ex, and I was temping, using preseed, using ovulation monitors etc.. and nothing. Blood tests revealed slightly under active thyroid function (non Hashimoto's) and I was put on synthroid... still nothing. My ex and I eventually split up and then my current partner and I began trying about a year ago. I didn't expect anything to happen. About 6 months ago I went to a new doctor (naturopath) because I moved, and he did a very thorough intake checkup, with blood test, urine analysis and saliva. He told me my progesterone levels were quite low. He also diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia and SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth). About 3 months after that, I went on a high protein, high full fat, very low card diet and began eating probiotic foods daily. I cut back on the alcohol and limited caffeine to 1 cup of coffee or tea per day. All this to try and correct my digestive issues, not to conceive (though we were not preventing)! Got my BFP on day af was due this month! I had some strange cm yesterday and today, yellowish/light brown in color, and decided to test. Other than that, no unusual symptoms. I spotted around ovulation, but am not sure when exactly I ovulated b/c I stopped temping a long time ago and that has also happened to me before. I really think that the probiotics and zinc supplementation (whole food grade/raw) had an enormous impact on my hormone balance. I hope this little bean sticks! But the fact that I actually conceived is a true miracle and if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Baby dust!!
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BFP Au Natural 45!!!!!!!!!

Hi ladies......I have one healthy daughter I had at 34 she is now 11yrs old. I was not trying and not even really expecting a baby at this age, however here I am. Ive already had well meaning people suggest to me not to keep this baby. I had two misscarriages at age 39 and 40 back to back but ironically I feel more sure of this baby than at that younger age. I am a very young 45, have friends of all ages and I am excited. I am fully aware of my level of risk, but I really know that if God wants this baby here they will be. I have not been keeping track of my symptoms as I did not expect this, I do know what a blessing this is and I am greatful for this opportunity to be a mommy again. A bit shocked but pleasantly surprised:) Syptoms I have noticed since 9/17 the day first test taken: Nausea Tired Moody VERY hot wow Some lower abdominal discomfort (mild) Breast pain ouch lol Running to pee alot Mild headaches Dizziness/balance off Irtitability No appetite Extreme thirst Tested blaringly (wow) positive at 11 dpo as of today 9/20 four to five weeks only Confirmed same day with Digital. See pics below
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BFP after 12 months - No Symptoms

I was 29 and had been trying 12 months already. I started out pretty relaxed, but at about 6 months, I started to get a little stressed. I started temping my BBT and charting symptoms, so I felt like I had a bit more control. Everything seemed pretty normal and regular...so we just kept trying and focusing on my fertile days. Nothing for 6 more months. By this point I was getting very stressed and depressed when my period showed up as usual. Month 12 I was late. I was for sure late because my Luteal phase was never over 14 days, and it was quite clear it was 15 dpo and period didn't show up. I had all the symptoms: sore boobs, tired, hungry, a bit ill. I took a test and it was negative and my period showed up later that day. I am thinking it could have been a chemical, and the hormone was already out of my system by the time I took the test. I was so disappointed, I cried. Was it ever going to happen for us? I was starting to think about seeking medical assistance since it had been 12 months. I told myself one more month, and if it didn't turn out, I would get the process started. Nothing was unusal this time. We did the Deed the day before Mother's day and I was so depressed. I wasn't a mother still and my SIL was pregnant for the 3rd time in the middle of all this. The TWW started and I had nothing to report. No sore boobs, no tiredness, nothing. Only thing that might have been strange was I pulled my lower ab muscle from turning out of bed. That had never happened, maybe I am getting old! My husband was leaving for work during the week, and I had one spare test from the month before. That Sunday morning (the day before expected period) I just decided to take it so my husband could console me when it was negative. 3 minutes and WHAT!? No way. It was positive with a faint line. I couldn't believe it. My heart was pounding and I brought the test to my husband. He was grumpy I was waking him up but I showed him the test and asked him what he saw. He saw 2 bars. That meant postive. We both hugged and went back to sleep. I didn't believe it. Through the rest of the week I took 2 more tests in case of a chemical. I even went to the clinic to get a test and it was positive again. I don't think I believed it until my belly was growing and my baby was definitely kicking and moving around and I had 2 ultrasounds haha. (BTW that weird lower stomach pain continued into my pregnancy and my midwife told me it was round ligament pain. I didn't know you could get it that early, but I guess I did..so maybe I had ONE symptom...) Okay, it's been a while since I had my BFP. My baby is 7.5 months now. But I did write everything down and always meant to post my story for others. After all, I was trying for a year before I got my BFP, and these stories always helped me pass the time during the TWW. Good luck. Don't give up. Just keep getting through every month. Hopefully it will happen for you too. Sooner rather than later.
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PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God. When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark. We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT! I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!! IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!! SYMPTOMS: No symptoms at Ovulation Week BEFORE my missed period: Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early. Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test. Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period. Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!! What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!! I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!
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Trying for a year

Hi all, I've been meaning to share my story and really want to do it before i pop which could be anytime now. I'm 39+weeks pregnant. My husband and I were trying for a baby for a year and were on the verge of going to a fertility specialist when I fell pregnant naturally after 12 months. I am a Christian and I have been crying out to the Lord Jesus Christ for this child. A Christian prophet actually prophesied last Aug 2015 that I would give birth a year from then. His timing has been spot on. I would like to strongly encourage all TTC-ers to turn your eyes upon Jesus and seek Him for your joy. I can honestly say the Lord has blessed us with this baby. We did nothing else differently. There are numerous stories in the Bible of how God has blessed barren women. He knows and understands exactly what we are going through - He sees our pain more than anyone else. Please turn to Him.

Pregnant Following a Chemical Pregnancy Last Month

Hello, I am in shock and disbelief still. July 24 was actually my bleed after getting a very, very, very faint positive bfp a couple days earlier. This faint test appeared at 13 dpo and was negative the next day. My doctor confirmed that my hcg was back to zero and this bleeding ended. So my husband and I decided to try again after careful thought. We did not BD often in August as our work schedules conflicted. We BD on CD 10, CD12, CD14, and CD15. My opk was positive on CD15 and Fertility Friend confirmed my ovulation for CD17. Symptoms: 2DPO: anxiety, fatigue, emotional, increased sex drive 3DPO: creamy cm, hot, fatigue, sore boobs 4DPO: scant cm, boobs achy in the center, faint burning on sides of boobs, increased sex drive 5DPO: sore boobs, fatigue, increased sex drive 6DPO: increased sex drive, creamy cm 7DPO: no cm at all (very dry), cp high, increased sex drive 8DPO: no cm, CP way high (I can't reach it), fatigue, dizzy, increased sex drive, faint positive Wondfo test today 9DPO: no cm, all symptoms GONE, Clear Blue Digital Weeks Estimator "Pregnant 1-2", sharp twinges in pelvic area lower left, sex drive WAY UP!!! Sharp cramp at night and heavy uterus feeling, Beta HCG at 35 10DPO: little creamy cm, heavy uterus like AF is on heavy but it is not on, faint nausea, burning cramps on lower left pelvic area, increased sex drive, no appetite, Wondfo test way darker and Pregnent result on digital CB. 11DPO: faint brown spotting at night when I wipe, CBWE jumped to "Pregnant 2-3", incredibly horny, fatigue, no appetite 12DPO: no cm, heavy uterus, light brown spotting not on underwear, increased sex drive, no appetite 13DPO: HCG beta at 240, light brown spotting, heavy uterus feeling gone, cramps on lower right pelvic region strong, lost 4 pounds since 8DPO:(, increased sex drive 14DPO: backache and anxiety, but appetite is back somewhat 15DPO: no symptoms but winded easily So I have continued to POAS because of my chemical last month. Last month, I only had one faint BFP. This cycle, I have had BFP's everyday 8DPO. I have never been more horny in my life and I never had such a dry luteal phase before. I am usually creamy cm from ovulation through to AF.

Pregnant!

Hi Ladies, Yesterday I got my BFP. Things seemed to align this month. I ov'd right before I had a big holiday, I have been surrounded by babies and preg friends and finally decided to be happy for them and not envious... I had a miscarriage in January. After the m/c I went into panic mode decided to buy every vitamin and fertility aid in the book. Prior to the MC I had regular cycles. I couldn't understand why they were so irregular after the miscarriage. I was ovulating 2x in a month, my cycles were up to 40 days! It was so frustrating. I spoke to a friend who works in the medical field and she mentioned that vitamins can shock your system and cause irregularities! One month after I stopped taking prenatals and a B50complex my cycle was completely normal. OV'd on day 15 and got my BFP. 1-6 DPO- Nothing 7 DPO - Slight breakout 8 DPO - Breast tenderness (1 breast only?) Exhaustion 9 DPO - Weepy, breast tenderness increasing, creamy CM, hot flashes, cramps, no energy at the gym 10 DPO -At the cottage, had a party weekend, breasts seemed huge, mid-back pain, exhaustion, creamy mixed with ewcm cm 11 DPO - 12 DPO - Hot flashes, back pain, breast tenderness/fullness, cramps, frequent urination, blood when I brushed my teeth 13 DPO - AF like cramps, hot flashes, exhaustion, slight brownish spotting only when checking cevx (thought it was for sure AF), got a pregnancy test, thinking once it was negative I'd buy a big bottle of wine and husband and I would plan for next month. I brought the test into work, snuck it into the bathroom and holy it was positive, like really positive. In total shock! My biggest lesson after having a miscarriage is... don't think you can get preg right away. My new doctor says he advises patients to allow at least three months for their hormones to regulate. My initial doctor told me I could get preg right away and it caused me lot of stress. Also, maybe hold off on the vitamins, especially if you never used them before. I think If I was still ODing on vits that I wouldn't be where I am now. I hope it all works out. It is very exciting. Good luck ladies and just know it will happen :)

2.5 Years - Unexplained Infertility. Finally BFP

All, this is so soon I was hesitant to share but I remember all the hard times I've hard times I've had the past 2.5 years so figured whatever I could do to help others as this board has helped me, was important. I got my first BFP in almost 30 months just TWO DAYS AGO. I am literally 4 weeks 5 days right now...I never thought it would happen. Brief history then what I did that might help you: I'm 32 and my husband is 31 (32 next month). TTC for about 2.5 years. Let me preface this with telling you everything I tried before seeing an RE or doing prelim blood work: Vitex Fertilaid Fertilitea At any given point I was on multiple supplements (including but not limited to: Royal Jelly, D3, Milk Thistle, Selenium, Baby Aspirin, Dandelion Root, Zinc and Magnesium, OvaBoost, Melatonin). I charted the whole time (even this cycle) and did ovulation tests the first year or year and a half. After a year, I got prelim blood work from my OB-GYN and then went to see an RE after doing blood work that suggested everything was fine. RE did blood work (all was normal) and sono-histogram (all clear) Month one we did just progesterone support. BFN Month 2 we did Clomid + HCG Trigger + IUI (great follie reading before for all three) Month 3 we did Clomid again + HCG Trigger + IUI Month 4 we did Clomid one more time + HCG Trigger + IUI All BFNs obv. Progesterone made me super depressed. Clomid made me crazy so I decided that until someone had a diagnosis, I refused to keep putting hormones in my body and be told nothing was wrong. Costs thousands and doesn't help state of mind. I finished all of this about 7 months ago and decided to take a break. My break to me meant that I wanted to do whatever I could in my power to figure out what was wrong (I love medical diagnosis and I decided to see this as a challenge to get to the bottom of what was wrong with me). The first thing I did was read "Making Babies" - I highly recommend it to anyone TTC. Mostly because it gets you in touch with your body and makes you more conscientious about what you are eating and how you are treating yourself. The only supplements I stayed on since were: Selenium, Milk Thistle, Royal Jelly and D3. Fast forward to this month. Several years ago I had a Naturopath tell me I seemed to have adrenal fatigue. I looked into it a little over 30 days ago and it sounds like me (I'd bet it sounds like most of you too). I ordered a natural supplement and started taking it - I believe it's called Adrenal Support. I then wondered about the vitamins I took and if my body was absorbing them. I looked into ways to ensure my body was getting the most out of my vitamins and I stumbled across a little know thing called Dr. Willard's water. Before I continue let me say that I have no affiliation with this company at all. I literally found it on a website that lists things that help you absorb nutrients better from food and vitamins. I ordered a bottle of Willard's water (clear version) from Amazon after reading some reviews. It only had about 30 or so reviews but I spoke with a few people in the more rural part of the country through a Facebook great about pet wellness (haha) that swear by it. Not only does it help you absorb nutrients, it also balances your body's PH. As a coffee drinker (and wine drinker) I thought it might be a good idea to try to balance my PH a bit (figuring it might be acidic). I added a little bit of Willard's water to my water (and my dogs' water, haha) for the last 30 days or so. Bam. The only thing I really changed in my diet was I added avocado about 5 of 7 days a week for breakfast (avocado toast). This month I took the adrenal support supplement (my blood pressure was the lowest its been in at least 15 days at 108/68 so I do think it helped), Willard's water (I believe this is the big difference maker) and avocado. I think a lot of fertility medicine focuses on treatment and not enough on diagnosis. Who knows if this baby will stick but I think we often need to look at our own lifestyle and go back to basics (30-40 years ago PH balance was a big thing with conception - hence the advent of baking soda douches prior to OV day). I am just like one of you who spent 29 months getting frustrated because nothing was physically wrong with me but I wasn't having any success. Though it's still super early, I am much more confident that I can get a BFP - something I truly thought would never happen. Before you think you're at a dead end. Think of my situation and know that you need to be your biggest advocate. You know your body and your behaviors and you have to be willing to think critically to find a solution. Unfortunately a doctor will only do so much since they have a lot of people like you who visit. PS I had an appt to see a new RE next week - great timing :)

Greatest gift from God

Me and my husband have been together since 09'. He was a senior I was a junior in high school we've never used protection and I've never been pregnant. July 21 2016 was our one year anniversary and we were planning to start fertility treatments next cycle. I guess God just wanted us to be married and finish college before we started a family. DH age:24 Me:23 Lmp: 7/15 Cycle length: 25 days Supplements used af to O First cycle using these *castor oil packs *self fertility massages *maca root capsules 500mg 2x a day *serrapeptase(doctors best brand) 2x a day *emergen-c packet everyday even after O Last day of period was 7/20 so me and hubby were good to start BD for anniversary Sex: 7/21, 7/24, 7/27 Ovulation day:7/26 clear blue opk confirmed 1dpo-3dpo:increased sex drive 4dpo: painful cramping 6dpo-present(10dpo):super sensitive tender nipples 8dpo-present(10dpo):increased sex drive 10dpo:cramping brownish spotting to early for period Took a ept a hour ago not FMU and semi dark line GOT MY BFP!!!!!!! after seven years by the grace of God I'm super overjoyed pray this little Lamb sticks and I have a healthy pregnancy
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