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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.

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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Early spotting and BFP

My husband and I are trying for our second baby, and I had the mirena removed 5 months ago. With our first, we tried unsuccessfully for a year, and then got pregnant our first month on clomid.

I've been pretty convinced that I wouldn't see a bfp without the help of clomid, but the plan was to try for 6 months before taking it again. (I'm 35 now). This month we decided to skip trying, since i have a big trip coming up that I didn't want to be 6 weeks pregnant for (i had pretty bad morning sickness), so we weren't going to bd around ovulation.

cd6- bd
cd8- pos opk (early for me)- so realized we cut it close
5 dpo- bright red blood- only lasted a few hours
10 dpo- brown spotting & very moody
11 dpo - light brown spotting
12 dpo- light brown spotting, gassy
13 dpo- BFP

I'm very nervous. I didn't have any spotting during my first pregnancy. Also, my initial reaction to bleeding so close to ovulation was that it could it be an ectopic pregnancy. 5 DPO seems to be to close for implantion bleeding.

Has anyone had a similar experience?

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2 really positive stories! Conception while breastfeeding.

Hello everyone! I was hoping to share some hope and joy, as I have been reading these stories and they have helped me stay positive along the way. Here are my pregnancy experiences!

Summer-fall of 2013 my husband and I were using a ladycomp fertility computer as a means for natural family planning. We were not ready to conceive and we were in fact trying to use it as birth control. We were following the ladycomp’s prompts of red, yellow or green days of when to or not to make love (I wasn’t tracking any other ovulation signs). After using it for 6 months with fairly normal cycles. I randomly ovulated late and we created our son! My first sign was a missed period. Took a cheap pregnancy test, and it was negative. After 15 dpo of high temps and no period, the ladycomp started flashing telling me I was pregnant. Got excited and tested with another cheap test. Big ol’ negative! Finally at 18dpo the ladycomp was still flashing at me every morning. I did a little googling about false negatives and went into town to buy a first response test. After 2 minutes of squeezing and praying, I opened my eyes and was blown away by seeing my first faint positive!! I actually rubbed my eyes and gazed down at it a second time. Had to wait for my husband to get out of camp to tell him and he was over the moon!
Then half a week later, I had a major bleed and went for an emergency ultra sound and blood work. Based on my period the doctors thought I was 8 weeks along. Based on the findings of the tests, they assumed our son was 4 weeks along. So naturally they sent the crying, bleeding, pregnant woman home alone and told her she must have miscarried at 4 weeks. I was told to go home and rest and let nature take it’s course. This heavy, red, and textured bleed only lasted half a day. A couple days later I kept seeing darker and darker lines on the home HGC tests. I went in for more blood work, and oh hey sorry! The doctors were wrong, we don’t know why you were bleeding but you and your baby are growing, healthy and fine! Yeeash! What a scare. Needless to say, I then started with community midwifery care instead. At 12 weeks, we had another huge bleed, which turned out to be placental abruption. Terrifying. I literally got up from my chair in the emergency room and dumped bright red blood on the floor. They did an internal exam and an ultrasound and didn’t feel the baby was at risk. The abruption was small and healed itself. We then went on to have a full term pregnancy with a natural, home birth. Our son is now 21 months, still nursing and honestly one of the coolest people I know.

BFP Naturally on Cycle #7

I'm 33 and dh is 32. We've been trying for #2 for the last 7 months and I just got a BFP on 9 DPO on cycle 7. We had success with our DD 3 years ago from the first try so this time around trying for so long was very draining and sometimes depressing. It took me a few months to realize that I need to make changes in my life for this to happen. I started taking a whole bunch of supplements about 3 months ago: vitex, cod liver oil, prenatals, vitamin B6+B12. I also took ubiquinol, bee pollen, royal jelly, and spirulina for a month but then stopped as it was to much for my body and I felt nauseous. I ended up having what I thought was a chemical pregnancy two cycles ago. And the cycle after that was very painful on right side of my ovaries. This cycle I stuck with vitex, prenatals, cod liver oil, and vitamin B6+12 as well as GlucoSmart as I believe I have some sugar sensitivity. DH took maca, zinc, and a whole food multivitamin. I also switched to drinking hot cacao every morning. I started doing hot yoga twice a week since about 3 months ago. I went to the Moksha yoga classes - they have a lot of twists and groin streches which I believe is very good for fertility as well. I also started charting and this is my second month doing it. So we adjusted our BDing days and tried to do it every day around ovulation and every other day from the beginning of the cycle. I'm generally healthy with a normal BMI but my doctor suggested gaining a few pounds since my estrodiol was a bit low. I decided to take it as a sign to start eating junk and this month was not the best in terms of diet but maybe it did relax me a bit.

My biggest advice to those who are trying naturally: try to improve egg quality by taking supplements and eating high nutrition diet for a few months. Do some exercise, especially yoga - mainly for stress relief and to massage all those organs and to stimulate blood flow and circulation to the important areas.
figure out the exact day of ovulation and BD throughout the whole months but especially before and during ovulation. Our resolution with HD this cycle was to BD a LOT as opposed to other months!!

I wish everyone very high fertility and to get pregnant real soon. It will happen to you sooner than later - sometimes it's not up to us when exactly it will happen but we can just try and increase our chances by making changes in our lifestyle.

BFP after IUD

Let's start this story when I got the Mirena three years ago and got it removed on July 2015. DH 29, me 24. DH and I began baby dancing and trying to conceive our first child--We did it religiously and after 5 months of no bfp, we decided to stop trying so hard following the sperm meets egg plan. We made the transition to not trying, but not preventing. I was tired of stressing and obsessing over every ingle detail of my menses while Ttc. Each month I would get teased thinking I would get a BFP because my boobs were getting swollen and tender about three days before the witch and I would get really tired. Mind you, I never had Boob growth or boob tenderness before my menses prior to getting the Mirena so these were new symptoms to me. I learned that I cannot trust my new Menses symptoms because they always lead to the witch and not pregnancy. I also cannot rely on congestion or similar symptoms because I suffer from chronic allergies. I stopped using ovulation strips because of my lost hope and my ovulation hasn't been easy to predict after getting the IUD removed without the strips but it typically occurs day 12. It is truly a blessing that I got a BFP this cycle. My cycles average 24 days

3/3- lnmp
3/12- BD
3/14- BD
3/15- suspected o based on luteal phase, no ewcm
3/16- BD, cervix low, wet
3/21- implantation bleed?? I had the tiniest streak of pale pink discharge on the toilet paper
3/22- random bought of tachycardia at work for no reason around 11am where my HR was in the 120s. Very atypical for me
3/24- breast tenderness happens. The witch must be coming!
3/25- my boobs are so squishy. They feel like water balloons instead of my typical instant firm temporary boob job.
3/26- bad GERD at night-- never happens for me
3/27- anticipated witch, doesn't show. GERD again that night
3/28- didn't POAS with FMU because afraid witch was going to show. Woke up at 7:30a, had to urinate by 10- atypical for me. Decided to hold it a little longer and POAS at 11:30 with a BFP!!! In a lot of ways I think deep down I knew because all of these symptoms above were atypical from my norm-- the gerd, elevated HR, squishy boobs. We are absolutely ecstatic over here. Fingers crossed for a sticky bean and baby dust to you all!!

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Natural BFP with low morphology

Well I never thought I'd get to write this. My husband and I have been trying for a year. We finally got the results for the SA to hear the sad news that although his count and motility were normal the morphology at 1% was very low and we'd probably need help to conceive.

We really hit rock bottom and this month started DH on wellman and vitamins and started looking into saving for IVF.

My symptoms were very little,as follows.

CD12 BD with preseed
CD13 BD with preseed ,positive opk
CD14 (O day) BD with preseed
1DPO-7DPO nothing
8DPO feels like cystitis might be coming
9DPO now feels like bladder infection,stabby pains in it all all morning but no wee pain. By afternoon it was dreadful cramps in my tummy and back,lasted several hours and was really painful. BFN
10DPO BFN nothing in the morning but tummy and back pains returned in the evening
11DPO all hope is gone. I feel fine so didn't test but had more lower back cramps in the evening.
12DPO nothing. Tested with midday urine just because I had a FR rapid result left in the cupboard and watched in amazement as a BFP appeared! Rushed out to tesco and bought a clear blue which was also BFP!

I feel totally normal,no sore boobs or anything other than back pain! I'm really scared but I'm hoping more than anything this baby will stick around. Don't give up hope if it takes a while.

I am in complete shock....a little denial maybe!

So.....ive been stalking this site on and off for a cpl years....I didnt think we would get pregnant so fast....we were being careless since january kind of thinking eh if it happens it will and not worrying about ovulating, just making love when it felt right..but for some reason as soon as we did that, thats when i got pregnant. I am supposed to be going to vegas in april for a bachelorette party, camping, motorcycle riding.........all of that and i thought theres no way wed get pregnant this quick ( we r both 33) anyways........this month i just decided not to care, I had yearned for pregnancy soooo bad and then I thought ya know what it will if it will.....and i was looking forward to partying and having fun!

Anyways cut to today, cd 41 and i decided to finally test after being late, was sure it would be negative....blaring fast BFP....I am in shock, i cant believe we made a human! Its early and im being cautious and not letting myself get too excited but....WOW. So heres how it went....

I think i ovulated somewhere between the 16th of feb and the 22nd. We were in a hotel on the 22nd I had ewcm that day and we also happen to make hotel love that day....Since then no symptoms that were out of ordinary until cd 30, where in I had thought huh i guess ididnt ovulate this month because my breasts werent sore at all.....Starting cd 32 , just pms style cramps....figured AF was on her way. Then i started having HOT FLASHES and feeling clammy all the time, then normal moodiness.....cd 35 boobs started hurting a lot, from there on out here are the symptoms for all ya spotters!

Since about 8dpo ( i felt nothing measurable beforehand) here are my symptoms, in order of when they started

Hot flashes at all times and feeling clammy at night
Sore breasts....only hurt super bad with a bra on but didnt start until cd 35 or so
mild mild nausea (got worse today after my bfp)
On and off period cramps
THIRSTY like hell
CD 40 & 41 feels like i have a lump in my throat and its kind of sore
running out of breath when i talk and exercise
and for the last 4 days SUPER SEXUAL DREAMS

Basically everything ive ever felt before....minus the dreams, sore throat and being winded. All of my symptoms are just like my pms symptoms.....so if you are having those, dont feel too out until it happens.

I held off peeing on a stick until today cd 41 i was too scared! I decided to do it today and oh man......we are both like wow? right now? ok! lol GOOD LUCK and dont lose hope!

BFP after a chemical pregnancy and TTC for about a year.

Hi everyone!! I promised myself that I will share my story if I ever get pregnant. I have been reading the stories here while on my TTC journey :)

After trying for about a year, with a chemical, I finally got my BFP :)
Here's the breakdown -
1DPO - Nothing
2DPO - Nothing
3DPO - Nothing
4DPO - very mild cramps on the left side of ovary
5DPO - very mild cramps on the left side of ovary
6DPO - Mild cramps on left side of ovary and below belly button area
7DPO - Intense cramps on left side of ovary, I was lying down when the sharp pain came which make me jolted up. DH and my mum saw that I was in pain and asked if I'm ok but I told them I am fine. I guess that was implantation :)
8DPO - The pain decreased but still there, also difficult for me to lift up my left leg. I had to lie down on my bed when wearing my pants :(
9DPO - Pain is still there but mild
10DPO - mild pain at the same area plus sore nipples
11DPO - no more pain but sore nipples remains
12DPO - Sore nipples (Tested but BFN)
13DPO - Sore nipples (Tested but BFN)
14DPO - Sore nipples, I really felt like AF is coming so I Tested and came up with a very, very faint line - not satisfied though coz that may be evap lines.
15DPO - AF didnt came, I'm very regular. Sore Nipples (Tested with BFP!!!)
16DPO - Sore Nipples (Tested with BFP!!!)

Let me share with you what we did just in case this may be helpful to you guys. (SORRY IF TMI)
3 days before Ovulation we BD. (Dont need to lift your legs high up, just place a pillow on your bum for about 30mins or sleep through it)
2 day before Ovulation we BD. (The same steps as above)
1 day before Ovulation we BD. (The same steps as above)
O day we BD. (The same steps as above)
1DPO we BD. (The same steps as above)

I thought I was out at 12DPO bcoz sore nipples were the signs that my AF is coming but this time, the sore nipples are more painful as compared to AF signs.

I pray for everyone who is TTCing and reading this story that you will all get BFP!
Baby Dusts to all!!

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