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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.

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Hello ladies! I am so excited to finally post my bfp story. Well I'm 21, my husband is 11 years older
than me lOl but my cycle is 23 days..regular for me. Anyways my last menstrual was on March 31,
and my period usually last about 4 or 5 days.

My husband and I BD on April 7-11 (CD 8-12)

According to my ovulation calendar I OD on CD 11.

1-7DPO - NO symptoms at all
8-DPO came home early and my husband was asleep at like 2pm (weird because he NEVER takes
naps, ever and he was feeling kinda queasy) I think I went to bed around 8 or 830 this night which
is early for me because I usually don't go to sleep til around 10pm. My BBT was 97.9 **first day I
charted throughout my entire 2ww.
9DPO- My bbt was 98.74
10DPO- bbt 98.4 :( I thought because it went down some that I was definitely out this month for
sure, even though I had only been temping for 2 or 3 days lol...threw up twice that morning and
once in the afternoon so late that evening I began to question if I was pregnant. BFN on EFR
11DPO - didn't take temp today because I got called into work at midnight (military life) took
another EFR around 9am after I finally got home and got some sleep....BFN :( ugh
12DPO- woke up to get my car registration done and got these TERRIBLE headaches on and off for
about 45 mins....decided to test again and OMG I saw a VERRYYYYYY faint line with clear blue...
now this was around 10:15am, after I used to bathroom like 3 times already before....decided to
take another test with EFR this time just incase I was seeing things...1 line showed up, thought I
wasted a test and sat down for 2 mins...had to pee AGAIN and when I came back in the bathroom
I saw a 2nd VERYYY faint line. STILL thought I was seeing things so I test again lol and still a very
faint bfp.

At this point I went straight to the doctor to get a blood test, called back for my results 3 hrs later
and the doctor told me it is positive! I am PREGNANT!!!!!!!!! I am soooo excited.

Today is 13dpo and I test again this morning just to be extra sure even though my blood test was
confirmed lol and BFP immediately showed up with another clear blue :) I go in next week to make
my first OB appt and I am so excited !!!!!!! I pray that I have a great and healthy pregnancy :)!!!!!

BABY DUST TO ALL!!!! **** 

BFP!! New World Baby 2012

I've been visiting this site for a few years, but this pregnancy was completely unexpected! It's so
ironic because I remember in 8th grade, I first heard about this whole December 21st, 2012
doomsday/newworld scenario. When I heard about it I said to myself, "I'll be 23 then...I just want to
have kids by then!" Now here I am! I guess God gave me what I asked for lol.

So, my fiancé is in the military and currently lives in California. My permanent address is in
Virginia. I went to visit him for three months until 4/14/2012. I tested on 4/20/2012 and got
a BFP!

My symptoms:

- Moderate cramping hours after conception. I told my fiancé, " I think you inseminated me"...he
didn't believe me.
- Really intense bloating
- Increased appetite
- Swollen boobs and painful nipples
- On my flight back, I was really lightheaded and nauseated. Strangers were fanning me and
rubbing my back. I guess I really looked ill (lol) - Weird sleeping patterns.
- Vivid dreams
- Can't hold anything down. As soon as I felt hunger pains I would throw up.
- I often experienced complete and total RAGE. Which is really unlike me. I was really mean to
my SO.

That's all I can think of for now. Baby dust to all! <3 

BFP FRER 12 DPO!!

3 months TTC, age 35

Just got my BFP this morning after having a bunch of symptoms for the past five days. I kept track
of every symptom using the "Pink Pad" App, which I totally recommend if you are TTC. This is the
first month I used it, and BAM! It calculated a different peak ovulation day than the various websites
I've been stalking. I'm going to post my symptoms below, as I know what it's like to be in the TWW
and seek out possible signs! :)

Ovulation day: To begin with, I actually felt my body ovulate this month. In the past, I had trouble
telling. Pink Pad App may have helped me notice as it picked the exact day.

1-6 DPO no symptoms
7 DPO: mild bloating, extra hungry, very mild nausea while getting ready for work
8 DPO: exact same as 7 dpo
9 DPO: BFN with FRER, but definite a.m. nausea, mild breast tenderness, bloating, mild cramps,
fatigue, cravings, extra hungry
10 DPO: mild bloating, increasing breast size and tenderness, nipples enlarging, definite a.m.
nausea with hot flashes, mild cramps, fatigue, super irritable at work, cravings, extra hungry
11 DPO: Same as 10 DPO, but all symptoms escalating -- especially moodiness (cried at work for a
couple minutes), heavy/tender breasts
12 DPO: BFP on FRER! The line came up right away and was just about as dark as the control line! :)

Coincidentally, I have my annual OBGYN visit scheduled for this Thursday. Now that is super convenient! :) 

15 DPO BFP

I self admittedly forced myself to wait til the day af was due before I tested. 
Here were my symptoms.

2 days prior to o- ewcm
1 dpo sore nips
3 dpo vertigo
4 dpo serious vertigo- stayed home from work Heavy bladder and headache, pain in back
5 dpo lower left pelvic pain
6 dpo Lotiony cm
7 dpo EMOTIONAL
8 dpo little blood in nose in morning
9 dpo tan cm
10 dpo cotton mouth, watery cm
11 dpo thirsty, frequent urination, random boob pain
12 dpo tired, watery cm, frequent urination
13 dpo dry cm, indigestion
14 dpo slight nausea, occassional sore nips
15 dpo no af, Lotiony cm, poas Bfp 

OMG BFP Day Period Due!!! TTC for 4 Months Only

Hi everyone, As always I have stalked this site since the birth of my first daughter over 2 years
ago! :) I am now 4 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and me 24 and DH 25 are over the moon!
We didn't chart as I'm not organized enough also we didn't think about it too much! :/ (well he
didn't) I don't remember exact dpo and cd do I'm just going to list my most memorable symptoms
from 5dpo until BFP

Hungry all the time.
Sore bbs (really sore not like af sore!)
Tingling mouth and lips (weird)
Bloated trousers feel tighter
Shooting pains in vagina Light cramps and twinges
Nausea (at night)
Hot flashes Sweaty in sleep (not normal for me)
Sore throat and mucusy
Thrush symptoms but mild!
I took 4 tests day period was due all BFP included a clear blue digi that read pregnant 1-2
hehehe!!!

So happy Good luck ladies baby dust to all xxxx 

BFP after 9 Months:)

I can't believe I am actually writing this...but I got my BFP last Friday, and have obsessively looked
at this site each month after I ovulated. We weren't using OPK kits for the first four months, but the
decided to just to make sure we were timing it right. Even though it certainly didn't happen right
away, I am lucky to have a pretty regular cycle (28-30 days) and I have obvious ovary/ovulation
pain every month. For the past four months we decided to start having sex everyday during
ovulation time (three days before, day of, and after). If it didn't work this month, I planned to go
back to every other day (as directed by my doctor a couple weeks ago). I know many women wait
much longer than my nine month wait, which wasn't easy. I started to get pretty negative by this
month and started to wonder if something was wrong. The best thing I can tell you is to not give
up, it will happen. I won't tell you to "just relax" though, b/c that bugged me a lot:) It's also not
possible. Side note: I am very regular, usually down to the hour. I have used a lot of will power and
have only used two tests during the nine months we were trying (one of which was positive!). I
recommend this if you can...I just couldn't handle taking an early test, getting a negative and then
my period right on schedule.

Okay, so here are my two week wait symptoms:

Ovulation day: Had sex
1dpo: had sex - no symptoms
2 dpo:migraine headache in am and in afternoon
3 dpo:migraine in am, cm in eve - not fertile cm, but noticeable
4 dpo: no more cm, pimples around mouth
5 dpo: nothing
6 dpo: vivid dreams last night, stomach gurgling in evening, loud!
7 dpo: nothing
8 dpo: had my first baby dream last night ever, was holding our baby girl. strong smelling pee
this am.
9 dpo: smelly pee in am, gassy
10 dpo: boobs feel heavy, hurt to touch (however I have symptom every month)
11dpo: heavy, sore boobs, especially on sides
12 dpo: boobs still sore. start to become upset as i feel bloated and period like cramps starting in
afternoon.
13 dpo: boobs hurt and feel full, bloated. Totally feels like AF is coming, crampy all day. Nipple
twinges of pain. Pimples in mouth/chin area.
14 dpo:AF cramps on and off all day! I'm talking exactly the same. Totally feels like it will start any
minute. Still haven't taken a pregnancy test, because I am so certain my period is coming. Lower
back pain today. Sore boobs in am noticeable. Very bad cramps when laying in bed falling asleep
around 11pm, you know, the type of AF cramps that start pretty much an hour before she shows
her face? Yep, EXACTLY the same. Convince myself I'll wake up to find AF. Maybe it was
implantation though?
15 dpo: no period yet. instead of waking up to that, wake up to cm (this is weird for me, usually
have zero after I ovulate until my next ovulation. ovary pain, on and off both sides (this was new
for me). Had metal taste in mouth throughout the day.
16dpo: can you believe I still haven't tested yet? :) the only reason I did this am was because I woke
up and my nipples really hurt ( way different than I have ever had, and different from the normal
pre- AF sore boobs, very noticeable!). Took a test and it said "YES" on our digital first response
test!

We are both so excited, this is our first:) If everything goes well, our baby will be born right around
Christmas! Best of luck to all of you...don't give up. 

Praising God for my BFP after 5 Months!

5 LONG months at that – and five months that I was convinced that something was wrong with me
or hubby that was not allowing us to conceive. I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism that
has not been treated yet as the doc was putting me on different supplements first to help with
intestinal issues – so this is something I have to get taken care of asap. I also had a shorter luteal
phase where I would spot at 10 and 11dpo before my period started on 12dpo. And then a whole
other plethora of other health issues I was concerned about.

So let me just begin by saying that like so many others, I actually had MUCH LESS symptoms this
month than any other past month. In fact, last month I was convinced I was pregnant just to find
AF around the corner. While I have been checking my cp position, mucus, and all other symptoms
for the past several months – this was the first month that I actually started 'charting' using
my BBT.

So here is what I did differently this month:
~Started charting
~Started on 50mg of B6 (plus what is already in my prenatals – which I have been taking 2 Flinstone
Complete vitamins), but upped the B6 to 100mg on 5dpo, and back to 50mg on 12dpo – basically
because I wasn't sure which amount was better to take!
~First month using Preseed!!! Not sure if this helped – but it obviously didn't hurt!!
~I didn't obsess over this website ….as much! Lol. I was only on a few times and often stopped
myself before being on too long. As a result I wasn't as stressed or anxious and wasn't paying as
close attention to my body symptoms. I didn't want to have another month of disappointment.

Aside from these new things, what I have already been doing beside taking prenatals is trying to
choose healthier eating options, take Red Whale Krill Oil for the Omega 3's (since I don't eat fish),
and lot's and lot's of prayer. My relationship with Christ is of upmost importance to me and I was
finding that I was spending more time obsessing over what I could 'do' to get myself pregnant,
instead of relying on the one that has the real control of blessing us with a child in His timing.

So here's the rundown (for breast tenderness – BBS - I rate from 1-3, 3 being the worst!!):

BFP 10/11 DPO

My hubs and I "officially" starting TTC in January of this year. (We are both 33.) Seems there was
always something happening! I had a tooth infection in Jan. and the medicine and after effects for
that made TTC not my priority. During the right time in Feb., I was in the hospital with an awful flu.
March rolled around, and I had a killer cold! I was beginning to think these were signs! Hah! Also
during this time, my cycles decided to be wacky for the first time ever. That, coupled with the fact
that my H works nights and I work days and we go literally days without seeing each other made
me think this was going to be a very long process. Imagine my surprise! Actually, I can't imagine
my surprise. I think I am still in shock.

So, getting back to it: I have been taking pre-natals since Nov. when I had a pre-conception
meeting with my ObGyn. That was about all the planning I did. I decided to just take a relaxed
approach the first few months (and technically, this was our first month that we actually got to
"try!" at the right times!) I looked at an app on my phone, crossed my fingers, prayed, and hoped
that my suddenly wack-a-doo cycles would just even themselves out. I guess they did.

And without further ado, my symptoms: Starting about 5DPO, I had cramping (usual for pre-AF)
and lower back ache (usual for pre-AF), some mild boob discomfort (usual for pre-AF) so I really
didn't think anything was different there. First clue came when I slept 11 hours last Friday. I am a
very light, short sleeper so an 11 hour sleep followed by being tired every single night by 9 was
my only hint. Still, didn't think too much of it. Oh, I take that back. I was also super bloated. Felt
like a beached whale. I get a bit bloated after O but this just wouldn't quit. Did make me
say "hmmm..."

On 10DPO (per the phone app), my husband and I were getting ready to go out to dinner. I went
under the bathroom sink for more TP (this is more than you wanted to know, I know!) and saw a
PG test. I just grabbed it and used it without thinking, mainly because I wanted to have a glass of
wine. Left, it went upstairs. Came back down and as we are getting ready to leave...wait..is that a
very, very, very faint line? Now, like many of you, I have peed on my fair share of sticks! But I have
never, ever had any sort of line. Show hubs, he isn't sold. We go to dinner (I don't drink) and we
come home and go to bed. That's when it hit me. It's like that very, very faint line opened up the
gates! My boobs were so sore and my uterus was heavy feeling. I also could not sleep, of course,
as I kept thinking "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh....I think I'm preg?" Husband, of course, sawing logs next
to me.

Went and got more tests after work, did another (all tests are First Response) and got a stronger
BFP! Holy moly! No tests with FMU yet, either. Of course, being that I am in shock and had to tell
someone, I came right on here. (H is at work.) So, ladies, the symptoms might be slight but it can
still happen. I just hope and pray it all works out, not only for me and my husband but for all of
you, too!! 

My TTW

YAY!!!!! After 4 months TTC we finally got our positive. I have a 3 year old so you would think that I
would know in advance if I were pregnant..... NOPE!!! I thought for sure I was not this month but
what do ya know :) I cart my CP and I always get sore breasts right after ovulation. I got my first
BFP at 10 dpo.

Here is what my month looked like. BD March 27th, 30, 31. April.1-10 and April 12th. I am pretty
sure I O'd around April 6th or 7th because my breasts started to become sore April 8th. I also
noticed less CM.

1-6 DPO- Sore breasts were my only symptom.
7-9 DPO- Sore breasts, sore throat, back ache and a funky stretching feeling in abdomen.

At 10 DPO I decided what the heck I'll go buy some dollar store tests because I was sick of
spending all kinds of money each month and getting BFN!!!!!!! The night of DPO 10 I took one of
the $ tree tests and BFP!!!!! the line was a little lighter than the control line but I could def.
see it!!!!!!! I was in disbelief so at 4:00am on 11DPO I used another $ tree test and another BFP!!!

I still did not think it was true so I used my last $ tree test and tested with water to see if the other
2 were false positives. The test with just water was def. a BFN!!!! So this morning I called the OBGYN
and asked for a blood test, they said just go and get a FRER and test again in the morning, if it
came back positive to call back and they would get me set up. Well I was not going to wait until the
morning to test so I tested late this morning with a FRER and a BFP!!!!!!! All I can say is woo hoo I
hope everything goes smoothly :) 

BFP Finally! After Almost 5 Months...

Like the rest of the ladies here, I was stalking this site for months now. Every BFP story I read gives
me hope that it would be me telling my BFP story someday. The day finally came! Found out
yesterday that we are PREGNANT! I have used the ClearPlan monitor and CM to detect my ovulation.

Here are my early symptoms...

O day 1 (according to monitor and CM)- BDd at night and put legs up for 20 minutes
O day 2 (according to monitor) - BDd at night and went to sleep
1 - 8 DPO - no noticeable symptom
9 DPO - sore boobs (thought AF is coming)
10 DPO - tired all day and irritable, cramps (AF will come soon)
11 DPO - very irritable and extra tired. I ate a whole bottle of pickled okra. (PMS?)
12 DPO - cramps and starving. Stayed in bed almost all day and ate 4 slices of pizza
12 DPO (evening) - tested with internet cheapie and saw a faint line (imagining?)
12 DPO (night) - tested again with internet cheapie and waited 10 mins... 2 lines!!
13 DPO - tested with clearblue digital and it says PREGNANT! Yay!

Things I did different this month;
* Stopped working-out (used to work-out 4 times a week)
* Stopped drinking Evening Primrose Oil
* Stopped obsessing about everything. Didn't even test until 12 DPO. I used to test like crazy from
8 DPO...

Baby dust to all of you ladies! Someday it will be your turn to write about your BFP experience.
Thanks to all who have inspired me in my journey through their BFP stories... God bless us all! 

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