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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.

Pregnant At 44!

Hi Ladies! Congratulations on all of your pregnancies! Wow! I'm pregnant! I already have a 24 and 20 year old,and thought I was done. My partner and I have been discussing,and planning,but not really trying yet. I was concerned about the age thing,since I hear so much about that,and few years ago,I had a miscarriage in the first trimester.I had no pregnancy symptoms and found out about the pregnancy shortly before the miscarriage happened.

Well, I'm totally surprised! I have been super tired and had sore breasts for about 2 weeks...over the weekend I noticed spotting...looked like implantation bleeding,and low backache. I was intrigued,but in disbelief. So, I waited a few days,until today to take a home pregnancy test which took no time at all to come up positive! So here I am 44, and if the little one can hang in there, will be 45 when I give birth. Everything that I see on the net about this is negative and puts worrisome thoughts into my head. Thank You all for sharing your stories. I'm happy to hear that there are more of us,and that this really is normal!

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BFP! SHOCKED, TOLD I DIDNT EVEN OVULATE THIS MONTH!

I told myself that if I ever get a bfp I would post my story so that it could help those going through their TWW and TCC journey. I never knew how frustrating and disappointing this process could be until I started. Trust me, if your anything like me you research things online 120123898 times a day and drive yourself crazy. But one thing to remember, is have faith, it will happen in due time.

I have been TTC for 7 mnths now, and I honestly am so used to seeing BFNs that i was completely shocked when this BFP showed up. For months, I would search the internet on every single possible early pregnancy symptom and somehow convince myself that I had each and every one of them every month. I think my mind literally played tricks on me constantly!

The funny thing is... this month I actually did the day 3 and day 21 blood tests that check for ovulation and the doctor called me last week saying that my progesterone was at a 5 when it should have been at a 10 (very low)!!!!! It was so low that she said I most likely didn't even ovulate. I told her my cycles were normally 30-35 days so isn't it possible i ovulated later? She hesitated and said well its possible but not likely. LOL guess it was a strong one! Since she told me my progesterone was low, i started looking into VITEX which is supposed to help with low progesterone, ovulation etc. I went to the store last night, bought it and decided to take a pregnancy test before taking it since I had read that it could cause miscarriages. I took a pregnancy test from a couple months ago, and was SHOCKED when it showed up right away with a bfp!!!!! (at 1030pm). I went and bought a ton more tests and all came back positive. I will be calling my dr today and getting a blood test.

Now to the good stuff...

Things i did differently this month:

1.Held my legs up for a few mins after BD and slept one night without washing down there or standing up (prob only BD twice around ovulation week, not a whole lot this month in general)

2. Been taking one a day womens multivitamin for past 4 months

3. Drank a lot of water, barely any caffeine

Since I didnt use an OPK and i dont chart, here are my symptoms that now looking back could have been pregnancy symptoms. They are not by DPO since I have no idea exactly when I even ovulated.

1. Had mild AF like cramping middle of cycle for 2 minutes, then nothing.
2. Went to bed one night, woke up a few times and felt like i was drugged, hot flashes.(week after ovulation)
3. This one REALLY stood out to me because it was weird. For two days, whole body felt itchy!! no rash, and didnt change detergents or anything.
4. One nipple had a burning sensation for like 5 seconds.
5. A little more emotional than usual, teared up at a lot of things on tv that most people probably wouldnt LOL

I had read so many things where women said they just "knew" or "felt pregnant". This was not me at all, no sore boobs, no implantation spotting, not really any cramping either except the past couple days which is when AF is suppose to be due so i thought it was just that. All my regular pre-af symptoms were here.

I have learned so much from reading everyones posts that I hope this helps someone out there. Do not give up faith or hope, and try not to drive yourself crazy symptom spotting because in my case, i thought i was pregnant every single other month EXCEPT this one! The one month your relaxed and not thinking about it as much, it will happen :-)

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12 DPO BFP with low AMH :-)

This website has been such a great help to me on countless tww's, so I wanted to make sure that I posted my story in the hope that it may help others.

My husband (37) and I (38) had been trying for baby #1 for 2 years with no joy. I found out that I had a low AMH of 3.6 so we decided to have IVF supported with acupuncture. I produced 7 eggs, 3 fertilised and 2 made it to embryo stage, sadly the first attempt failed but we were absolutely overjoyed to be blessed with our dd in 2013 after FET.

We tried another round of IVF (no acupuncture) 18 months later at a different clinic to try for baby #2 but I didn't respond to the drugs and therefore only produced one egg so we had the treatment changed to iui but the cycle was unsuccessful.

Not wanting to have any more fertility treatment but equally not wanting to totally give up, I started acupuncture again in September 2015, along with the following supplements; DHEA, Vit D sup, pregnacare max and an Omega 3 oil. We timed intercourse according to my fertile window but had no joy.

Fast forward to February 2016 and I began to think IVF was my only hope as my AMH had declined to 2.7. So I booked 2 consultant appointments but each time the day before I cancelled each one because I still felt unsure that IVF was the right choice at this time.

So in March we went away for a weeks break, we only managed to Dtd once whilst away and then once on return so it was certainly not a month where we tried.

But on April 17th (11dpo) I felt rough, hot flushes, dizzy and very tired and I didn't improve on the 18th. To be honest I thought I was still recovering from my friends 40th birthday celebrations! Well it turned out that wasn't the case, I am in fact pregnant!
I took my second to last internet cheapie pregnancy test on 12dpo and saw the elusive second pink line I nearly fell over with shock!!

With regards to symptoms, I wasn't tracking because I thought this month was out for sure!! However these are the symptoms that stand out for me...

1dpo - Boobs hurt a tingly pain rather than aching ( they still hurt and my nipples are erect most of the time!!)
7dpo - Very mild cramping different to the pain I usually get after ovulation from ( I'm still getting these)
8dpo Emotional cried with friend over not being able to get pregnant.
11dpo -Hot flushes and swimmy feeling but I thought I was hung over.
12dpo - bfp on internet cheapie and Pregnant 2-3 on a clear blue!! Yay!!
12dpo - onwards I feel very tired, boobs still hurt , swimmy feeling in the mornings but not sick.
21DPO - took another test and line is really dark now :-)

I hope my story has helped some ladies out there on the tww especially those with low AMH, I do think the acupuncture and supplements helped.

41 Ready to Give UP! Miracles do Happen!

After TTC for close to 3 years, meeting with the fertility Dr. at 1.5 years- having 2 failed IUI's, multiple rounds of Femera, Clomid and Maca. We felt like every door was slamming on us and where it appeared that only IVF could be our chance, but with no more savings (IVF costs approx $15K in Canada) this dream of having a child of our own was slowly fading and we decided to stop all fertility treatments in Sept of 2015. To be honest I was just done, and wanted to get off the emotional roller-coaster ride called infertility. .

All that said, I hadn't given up hope (its hard to when your period still comes every month)- but I knew my only chance of success meant I needed to focus on my physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in order to go through every months let down. I am extremely overweight, but in good fertile health where apparently I didn't have any recognizable reason for my infertility and my husband is in extremely good health and shape as are his sperm. We are both lead by a higher power and our Heavenly Father has been our constant strength and guide through this process even when I was mad, hurt and confused by His will not to give us this opportunity to be parents. I have come to the conclusion through this process that, timing and God's will is a very important piece in the infertility puzzle, even though we think we can control the outcomes- we truly need to be willing to be patient. Additionally, it is so important for us as women to get to know our bodies, recognizing ovulation signs and what our body needs to build healthy eggs and for men healthy sperm.

So here is what happened....finally....

I received a call from a friend who had also been struggling to conceive her second child on December 13th, 2015. She had visited a natropath who told her that in order to build healthy eggs both the mother and father must ensure that they are not experiencing sugar highs and lows, they refrain from dairy products, because they interfere with their hormones, moderate their gluten/wheat intake, start taking digestive enzymes and eat lots of raspberries! So December 14th both my husband and I went off all processed sugar, we still had fruit and didn't worry to much about a little sugar in cooking when we ate out, but we refrained from desserts and anything that would spike our sugar. I eliminated dairy from my diet- and I love cheese so this was almost harder than the sugar, for 10 days went off all wheat and then started taking digestive enzymes and enjoying fresh Costco raspberries. If you are interested in a book that helped me with this process it is Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution 10- day Detox Diet.

The results: Besides feeling so much better and having the weight falling off, literally my next period was Jan 2, 2016 and I conceived January 21-23, we found out Feb 14th (Best Valentine's day ever) and we are now 16 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby growing within me.

What made me finally test....Note I have long period cycles generally 41 days. You'll see aside from very sore breasts- every thing made me think I was getting my period, the symptoms as very similar.

CD40- Major Diarrhea- had to leave the restaurant early- I thought I was getting my period.
CD 41- Sharp pains in my right breast more than left. Still had unhappy bowels- must be getting my period.
CD-42- Now I am constipated- what is going on I should have got my period.
CD-43- Breasts hurt after they are touched like a residual hurt. Still no period- how could these symptoms be the same.
CD-43- I finally tested and after testing so many times and never seeing a positive, I told my husband I was going to test the next morning and he begged me not too, he just didn't want to see me cry again. I tested at 5 am with my FMU and it was POSITIVE++++ in fact the pregnancy line was darker than the test line. I sat in the bathroom starring at the stick and seriously couldn't hold back the tears. So of course when I went in to the bedroom to share the news with my sleeping husband and I was crying his first response was to give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be OK, and I was trying to get out "No- I am- no I am....pregnant". He was over the moon, we both were. Because I was still on the blood registrar for being able to order HCG tests, I went in the next day for my HCG blood work and sure enough it came back at 5111! That's when we got really excited! I tested again 2 days later and it was 12,798- then 19,879- so we were advancing normally. We visited our fertility Dr. the following week and he gave me an internal ultrasound and were able to see a little seed- with a heart beating.

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First ever BFP at 41 years old after 12 months TTC, all natural!

Hi there, I've been a long time lurker of this board since we started ttc over 12 months ago. Only just married the love of my life coming up 2 years.

Last month we decided to go in for some basic tests. I spent almost $300 on an internal ultrasound which lasted for an hour and was very thorough. In the end they couldn't see anything abnormal and both technicians remarked separately about my beautiful ovaries lol! (No sign of PCOS which I was diagnosed with 7 years ago). Hubby was due to go in for a sperm test and I'm awaiting results of hormone blood test :)

This month as well was very stressful - I worked late till 10pm 2-3 nights a week plus Sundays, we really thought we had no chance!

I haven't had any symptoms at all except slight fatigue which I thought was from working too hard :)

Right after ovulation I get very sore breasts until menstruation. I got them this month and was waiting for my period to start. The only thing different was last week I found myself getting really really hot in bed where as hubby was freezing. Anyway this morning my period was 4 days late and just for fun and boredom I thought I'd use the last pregnancy test. Was holding off as it was an expensive (not internet cheapie) one and highly sensitive 10iU, but then thought I might as well get rid of it and get a fresh batch of tests! Lol

We went out straight away to get a digital test and confirmed positive but I was pretty confident from the first test since I have never ever got even a squinter of a second line before. This one came back with two strong dark lines within minutes!

I believe all life is divinely given and every pregnancy and birth is a special miracle, so in terms of advice I don't really have much to say other than to eat healthy, mild excercise, sleep and sunshine, all common sense really.

Hubby and I have been having green breakfast smoothies every day for a year now. We include greens and some fruit like bananas and also zinc and milk thistle tablets. I highly recommend eating lots of fresh greens as it it so good for you and the body absorbs it better than tablets.

Anyway I know it's early days and it might not stick for long but nevertheless we are really excited and happy to see our first bfp after so long!

41 years old and bfp!!

I've loved this website! Over the last 6 months I have spent the second half of my cycle symptom checking and comparing. About me...I'm a married and mother of 5 already... Was hoping for one last baby but knowing my age 41 and high bmi were working against me. I began 6 months ago tracking cm. Here's my symptoms..
1-6 dpo normal... Felt like I was symptomless
7dpo lower back ache/cramping...it was annoying and way too early for period cramps..took ibuprofen, increased creamy cvm
8dpo morning back ache/cramping took ibuprofen, sore boobs, ewcm....this was very weird and hasn't happened outside of ovulation
9dpo VERY sore boobs, stomach feeling off, emotional, tired all day
10dpo VERY sore boobs, no appetite and feeling full quickly after I do eat, just feeling blah, very tired...couldn't resist took equate 5 day early blue dye test very very faint blue line bfp
11dpo sore boobs, tired, full feeling in lower pelvic area, took another equate test with fmu..another faint blue line bfp, went to the store and bought frer 6 day early test....took it about 7 hours after the fmu test...a faint but clear pink line!!!! I'm thinking it's early still and that's why the results are faint...but 2 different brands, 3 tests taken so far and all with faint lines I'm embracing the bfps! I'll continue to test again in a couple days.

BABY #3!!!

***WARNING*** THIS IS A LONG ONE!

Hi, ladies! DH and I have been actively TTC for 4 cycles (including this one) and NTNP for 1 cycle (for a total of 5 cycles). Just as everyone else always says, I stalked this site quite often over the last 4 months. I loved learning little TTC tricks from the seasoned veterans and reading all of the hopeful and inspiring BFP stories. I told myself that I would share my story when my time comes and..well.. this morning at 6:00am, my time came! ...so first, a brief back-story;

I am 27 years old and hubby is 37. we have a 6 year old son who was conceived after 4 months of trying and a 3-soon-to-be-4 year old daughter who was conceived on our first try! when we were discussing our family plans after our wedding back in 2008, we decided that we wanted 3 children and I wanted to do my best to have all 3 before I turned 30. Our first cycle of "trying" was around christmas time and we were NTNP. we thought that it would be fun to "play russian roulette" and just see where the ebb and flow of the universe took us. well, the universe decided to bless me with more "flo" than ebb! lol. I was mildly disappointed and with that disappointment came the full blown TTC itch. for our first cycle of actively trying, in january, i was only lightly obsessed. i tracked ovulation via CM, CP and sex drive. that cycle was a BFN. in february i decided to start temping but never saw a clear ovulation pattern. it was an unusual cycle of only 24 days (always very regular, 26-29 days), i believe it was annovulatory. obviously BFN. in march, i started prenatal vitamins and cleaned up my diet. BFN. this month, april, i decided to break out the "big guns" supplement-wise and took evening primrose oil cd1-ovulation, as well as vitamin C, fish oil, vitamin b6 & b complex, zinc and my prenatal. i also used the clearblue advanced digital OPK. that concoction, in addition to more water, less stress and more fruits and veggies did the trick for us! alrighty, onto the good stuff!

cd15-18; flashing smileys on digi OPK, indicating high fertility. lots of awesome EWCM, which i attribute to the EPO. the previous 3 cycles i had 1-2 days TOPS. i highly recommend it to any ladies who are on the fence about whether they should take it or not.

cd18 (evening); solid smiley, ovulation cramps that felt oddly similar to pre-AF cramps. they lasted for about 2 mins.

cd19; ovulation day confirmed via temp rise on cd20. CM dried up. tender nipples. pms-type cramps

-1-3dpo; very tender nipples. pms-type cramps. dry CM

-4dpo; nipples so sore i could hardly stand it. raised and swollen montgomery tubercles. pms-type cramps. dry CM

-5dpo; tender nipples typical pre-af acne. dry CM. start to feel out this month because i'm always dry leading up to AF. stronger cramping. feel like af is gonna make an early appearance.

-6dpo; strong cramps. not as bad as af but definitely noticeable. i wonder if this could be implantation? nipples only slightly tender. small amount of creamy CM.

-7dpo; nipples no longer sore. scant amount of creamy CM. very strong cramps in the evening.. so strong that i had to take tylenol! thought FOR SURE that this cycle was another bust and that AF would show any second. i thought "there's no way that this is implantation, these cramps are too strong." (i didn't notice any cramping until 8-10ish weeks with my other two pregnancies.) i actually cried, tears and all, to my DH saying "i don't know why i'm not getting pregnant!" (this should have been a major indicator though, as i'm NEVER weepy.)

-8dpo; major temp spike and no AF. how can this be? after the cramps experienced the previous night, i was certain i'd wake up to a temp dip and spotting just like previous months. now the cramps are very sporadic and not even a 1 on a scale of 1-10. boobs start to feel slightly heavy but not sore. CM is starting to pick up just a tad. had band practice and couldn't hold back the tears when playing and singing a murder ballad that i recently wrote. had to cut that song short and save it for a later practice. ok, now something has got to be up ... maybe this could be it?

Trying for 4 months after 15 years on the pill

These stories helped me so thought I would share. I came off the pill four months ago and had regular 28 day cycles straight away. The first few months we weren't 'trying' very hard but this cycle we had sex every other day from CD8 to CD16. I had no EWCM at all this month, just watery from CD11 to 15. I didn't use OPKs so not sure when I ovulated but if I assume CD14 then I had the following:

1dpo - nothing
2dpo - nothing
3dpo - nothing
4po - sharp pains low down on right hand side, stabbing pains, on and off for a couple of hours
5dpo - odd sharp pains in side and boobs, infrequent
6dpo - 9dpo - diarrhea in am but had started new vitamins so put it down to that
10dpo - tired but didn't sleep well, BFN on one step in eve
11dpo - nothing, BFN on one step in eve
12dpo - nothing much, tired and bit of a headache but long day at work, was sure I was out this month
13dpo - sore boobs all day, not to the touch but just felt heavy and I noticed them being there, noticed they were aching in a meeting but had ran out of tests!
14dpo - no AF, I'm never late, started to suspect!
15dpo - BFN on one step with FMU but had a few beers the night before as was sure I was out (typical!). Very very very faint line on Tesco hpt in afternoon after holding urine for few hours
16dpo - still no AF. Very weird. Another faint line on Tesco test with FMU. BFP with clear blue digital, pregnant and 1-2 weeks at 11:30am after holding urine for approx 2 hours.

Delighted and anxious in equal measures! Baby dust to all...

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Very faint bfp 12dpo

I finally got a bfp! I didn't keep good track of my symptoms day by day but I'll list what I remember. I have headaches, which is unusual for me, extra gassy, moody, craving oranges, and really vivid and weird dreams. Then this morning I dreamed that I woke up and took a test and got a very faint positive. When I woke up in real life I took the test and there it was, a very faint positive. I only used a Walmart cheapie. I'm going to take another tomorrow and hope for a darker line because i am in disbelief! Baby dust to all!

Natural Conception at 40 and again at 42 after years of fertility issues

Hi ladies, this page has given me so much hope and helped keep me sane over the last 5 years. Over a period of 4 years I had various fertility treatments, including 2 IVF. Nothing worked. While we were busy planning our third and last IVF I found out I was pregnant, NATURALLY. I thought the universe was taking the piss out of me, I was actually quite shocked and even a bit upset. I didn’t believe it would stick and I’d only be losing precious time. I was 40 then. Well, I sailed through the easiest, happiest pregnancy and had a magical birthing experience. My miracle boy is now 16 months old. I was always listening, even begging for symptoms. I had none whatsoever. I’d say a bit of morning sickness and sore nipples kicked in around 8 weeks but before that, nada. I found the waiting game very difficult indeed.

What did I do different? Really not much. About 3 months earlier I started taking Omega 3/6 every morning and I also reduced my sugar intake, nothing drastic, just less chocolate, cakes, etc.

I breastfed my son until he was one year old. I got AF back in January this year and we started trying immediately for number 2. I will be 43 in June. I still can’t believe that on my 4 forth cycle, I’m pregnant again (just 5 weeks). After years of treatments, disappointment, heart ache and never giving up hope, we conceived naturally, TWICE. I have learnt that there are things in life that we simply cannot control. Never give up hope, never ever give up trying.

I pray with my heart and soul that this little bean sticks. My best wishes, baby dust and good luck to all you ladies.

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