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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.

Conceived Only Having Sex 3 Times This Cycle

Hey Ladies! So just wanted to share my story and my symptoms with you all! Firstly I have a 31 day
cycle and not sure when I ovulate but I am assuming it is around day 15 and 16. I did the BD'ing
cycle day 15, 17, and 20. I honestly thought there was no chance I was going to get pregnant also
considering I was really (sorry TMI) wet down there on day 20 (I guess I was ovulating then) that the
boy slipped out and mostly came outside of me! But I guess it only takes one little spermy =)

Ok so during the Two Week Wait this is what I experienced:

3-5 dpo (estimation): I was SOSO hungry, could not eat enough
6 dpo : Was on Easter vacation and decided to go for a run. Had to stop half way through because I
had such bad pains in my uterus, which has never happened before but I just assumed AF was on
the way
7dpo: Sitting at the table for Easter I felt Sooo nauseous full and tired, had to excuse myself to sit
on the couch; Negative HPT
8-10dpo: EXHAUSTION. I would sleep a good 12 hours at night and still need a nap in the afternoon.
Negative HPT on 9dpo
11dpo: Tested Faint Positive

Good Luck to you all!!!! 

BFP After 5 Months!

I honestly thought I'd never get to see two lines come up. I know that 5 months is not a long time,
but my cycles had been so weird I was thinking there may be a problem. Thankfully, there's not!
I'm 21 and my husband is 22. I don't use any OPKs or temp or anything like that, mostly because
my cycles were so weird. I normally have some pretty intense ovulation cramps, so my husband
and I made sure to time everything right around those plus the EWCM. I knew it'd been a few weeks
since that time and I still didn't feel like I my period was near starting so I took out one of the
internet cheapie tests that came with the preseed we ordered. I took the test and walked away. Came
back and could swear I saw a line but it was so light I wasn't sure. Came back about 2 minutes later
and it was clear as day! Husband still didn't believe me so I took a kroger test that came back
REALLY light. Still not satisfied, I took two more when I woke up and there they are! Beautiful BFPs!

My only symptoms were being super weepy and a lot of EWCM way after ovulation. Also, my face
didn't break out like it normally does before a period so I thought something was up. All in all, I
had more symptoms when I WASN'T pregnant!

The only thing we did differently this month was use preseed. I'm not saying that's why, but I'm
sure it didn't hurt. We also prayed and prayed and prayed for this baby. The Lord has been GOOD
to us and given us this blessing. He is great and greatly to be praised! Praying we've got a little
baby in our arms this December! 

BFP @ 9 DPO!!! So excited - This is #1 for Us!

Well I'm just so excited - I don't know where to start!

A little background...I'm 31, turning 32 this year. DB is 34. We decided to start NTNP January 2012,
although I started track my cycles, and ovulation straight away, so I guess I was trying after all...
I have quite regular cycles - 25 to 28 days, and an LP of 10 days or so.

This last cycle I wasn't temping (although I have done since January), and we did more BD than ever
before!! We pretty much BD every day, sometimes twice a day, but I did nothing else except take
folic acid. Luckily for us, we have pretty high sex drives, and haven't been TTC long enough to
make it a chore! I also didn't tell DB when I was ovulating, just did a bit of sneaky seduction, and
he couldn't resist! LOL!

I'm not even sure why I tested so early...but as I sat there on the toilet, convincing myself that I was
wasting another FRER, I realized that I was still hoping for that BFP. When I glanced down at the test
in the first 30 seconds and there seemed to be a 2nd line, I almost didn't want to pick it up in case
I was seeing things!

When I did pick up the test, I made this completely involuntary squeaking sound...looking back I'm
glad I no-one was around to hear it, as it was quite embarrassing... As the line got stronger, I
started to realize it was actually at good strong BFP!!

Now I'm just paranoid about the line fading and having a CP...but have to stay positive and keep
my FX.

I've had no symptoms except sore bbs, and mild cramping!

YAY!!!!!!

BFP After 4 Months!!

My husband and I decided to ttc in October 2011. I got off birth control that month and thought we
would conceive right away but that wasn't the case. Due to my husband's travel schedule we tried
for 3 of the 5 months until March 2012.

When we conceived in march, I drank two cups of green tea the week I was going to ovulate and we
started to BD every other day from day 10 (ovulation on day 18). We also prayed a lot. We BDed the
day after my lh surge and 2 days after that. In the prior months, we would BD every day after the lh
surge for 3 days but didn't prior to the surge. I think starting prior to the surge made the
difference!

I had no symptoms except my boobs were VERY sore. It hurt even if my arm grazed them. I tested
positive on the wondfo strips at 10 dpo. I promised my husband that I would wait for him to get
back in town the next day to test. Since I had no symptoms I was sure it would be negative. I was
shocked and thrilled to see a BFP!!! Good luck and keep the faith. 

BFP on Vacation...STILL IN SHOCK

I am going to be honest, I have gone through months where I hate this site because it made me
think of not having a BFP of my own, and also months of LOVING it, because it gave me hope.

Here's my story:

Started TTC in Sept 2011 - NO LUCK!
I stopped BCP and what followed was depressing. I had a few normal cycles, then an 82 day cycle,
which drove me nuts! I had every ultrasound you could imagine, and in the midst of it all, I found
out that both of my sisters are pregnant! It sucked. Combined that with a crazy work/school
schedule and hardly any time to BD with my husband who has THE WORST JOB EVER and I was
losing it! Then, my cycle regulated, and I figured out how to track ovulation without using OPKs
(which either didn't work, or gave out positives more than once in a cycle FYI no I do not have
PCOS), or temping. I started getting EWCM for about a week, and then drying up, followed by my
period between 12 and 14 days later.

Totally gave up on trying this cycle, Only BD'd 3 times in 32 days - the ones that fed my hope - 3
days before O and 1 day before O.

LMP - March 16th, 2012
O'd - CD 18 April 2nd, 2012
First positive HPT - CD 30 12dpo April 14th, 2012 using a FRER
Confirmation HPT - CD 32 14dpo April 16th, 2012 using a FRER

My only symptom has been increasingly sore breasts, which started on 6-9 dpo with little zings
and pings of pain, that later progressed on 10dpo to present to heavy bruised like feelings on
the sides mostly. Oh, and I have to pee a lot, but I drink a ton of water so I am used to it.

That's it! Now on to a H&H 9 months...although, I am terrified of something going wrong which I
have heard is normal...but it really, really weighs on my shoulders. My DH and I want this so badly.
I am so happy right now that I can't explain.

BABY DUST! 

BFP After 5 Months TTC!

We have been TTC our second for 5 months. Every month during the TTW I had every symptom in
the book that always resulted in a bfn. Last month we decided to take a month off and we took a
vacation to Vegas to relax and visit. I got really sick before we left and was on 3 different
medications, I noticed at the end of the week we bd after my ewcm had ended. So I just knew we
were out, which was ok because we said we were taking the month off. Well the day before my af
was due I started spotting a little. The spotting lasted a couple hours and then nothing all night.
I told dh that I had gotten my period and we would have to wait till next week. The next day I had
about an hour of very very light spotting and started thinking that maybe I was pregnant. So I took
a test in the afternoon and BFP! I couldn't believe it.

The only symptom I had this month was the spotting, which I believe was implantation bleeding.
My bbs were sore for only a day or two the week before my period, and that was it. I went and got a
blood test and my hog levels were pretty high. The only other symptom I have now is being
extremely exhausted! I can't believe how many ttw symptoms I had all the months I got bfn and
when I was actually pregnant I had none! Sending lots of baby dust!! 

Finally My Turn!

After 10 months TTC I finally got my BFP!! I really didn't think it was going to happen and was
getting completely devastated. I was scheduled for fertility testing next month and lo and behold
a BFP!!

What I did differently this month was go from sex every two days to sex every day around O time.
We BD'd 10 days in a row with O day in the middle, and also used pre-seed every time. I also started
taking folic acid, exercising, and drinking tons of water before and after O. I definitely knew
something was different this month!

1-5dpo - Not much
6-7dpo - I got a general icky feeling that I usually get the day before AF. It's hard to explain, but
it's like a bloaty sick feeling I get during pms
8-9dpo - Sore bbs. I usually get this before AF too but it seemed to be stronger this time
10dpo - Bbs still sore and felt some weird tugging in my pelvic area. BFN. 11dpo - SO hungry and
tired!! I couldn't stop eating all day and felt completely dehydrated. Took an Internet cheapie test
after work and saw a very very faint line. So faint that you had to put it under the light and DH said
he didn't see anything.
12dpo - Woke up early and took FRER with a very bright BFP!! Took an Internet cheapie a the same
time and it was still sooooo faint. Damn cheapies!!
13-14dpo - still super tired, hungry and thirsty!!

I am SO excited and was starting to think a second child wasn't in the cards for me! So excited and
wish you ladies the best of luck!! 

We Did It!!! 1st Month TTC

So I'm in shock and can't believe we got our BFP!!! I've been staring at it all morning! We were
definitely trying but certainly didn't think that we'd catch this month since we decided to start
trying RIGHT around 'O' time!! I'm 30 years old and DH is 32. This website has been my saving
grace, and kept me from going bonkers the last two weeks! It only seems fair to share my
symptoms now!! Here they are!!

I typically feel 'O' pain every month, usually alternates sides, this month on the right side. I had
been using the Period Tracker app on my phone just to get a sense of what my cycles were doing. I
had previously been on BCP for 8.5 years and came off in December of 2010. Took my body a good
9 months to right itself and to get on a normal cycling schedule. My cycle averaged out to 31 days.

1DPO-some 'O' pain on the right, nagging dull type. BD'ed. Cervix SHOW.
2DPO-not a whole lot of anything! Cervix was very high and soft! BD'ed (afterwards had a sharp
quick stabbing pain on the right)
3DPO-Had a full feeling in my uterus, somehow thought we might have been successful. Awful
headache today and light nausea. Took my temp because I felt like I was coming down with
something, 99.3F
4DPO-Light, dull cramping, like I've never experienced before (Never ever get cramps mid cycle
either) Headache. Nipples tender. BD'ed today
5DPO-Slight metallic taste in my mouth, tired, achy body, full feeling in uterus. Starting to think
something is up...took temp during the day, 99.0F
6DPO- Crampy, full feeling uterus. Moody!!!
7DPO-Again, crampy, full feeling in uterus, throat a little sore. MOODY!! Temp in late
morning 99.3F
8DPO- Again, crampy -never crampy pre-AF!! (Now I KNOW something is up!!) Moody!! (I'm never
moody pre-AF either!) AF seems impending!! Some scant greenish CM. Full feeling down near
pubic bone. Was that a stabbing pain in my right breast?! Temp late morning 99.3F
9DPO-Surprise, crampy AGAIN! Test with FMU and...BFN. I decide with the utter disappointment of
the BFN that I will not test again until I'm much closer to AF's anticipated arrival. Rest of the day...is
my right breast sore? Funny pain in my bbs? Little stabs? My back is moderately sore and have a
headache again today! Temp (since I've been following it during the day and again I feel
warm, 99.3F)
10DPO-Crampy again! Bbs slightly sore on the sides with occasional twinges...they hurt as I was
going down the stairs (which is highly unusual for me). Tired! Sore all over my body :( "this better
be good" I think! Sharp pains noted in my uterine area? Temp 99.5F
11DPO-Getting angsty about testing, but I hold off...Still crampy, nipples sensitive. Especially the
left one? It looks a little bit swollen to me. I ask DH, he agrees. Headache today. I feel sickly.
Increased creamy CM. Temp 99.3F
12DPO-Crampy, bbs definitely tender, nipples very sensitive. Was going to wait to test til AF was
due (tomorrow) but just couldn't do it...a little voice in my head says, "go for it"...tested with a
second morning urine. Dipped and the looked at it, figuring I'd see a BFN.....and there. it. was......
do I see a faint line?!?! OMG I do!!!!! By three minutes it's pretty apparent...I HAVE A BFP!!!!!

The tipoff for me was the unusual cramping I was having mid cycle that was very persistent.
Unlike any cramping I've ever had before...and the elevated temp. I know they weren't BBT's but I
know that it was an indicator. 

16 dpo BFP!!!...After 12 dpo BFN

Got my BFP yesterday at 16 dpo! Here were my symptoms:

1 dpo - vivid dreams, creamy cm
2 dpo - vivid dreams, creamy cm
3 dpo - boobs sensitive!
4 dpo - boobs sensitive, MIGRAINE (last time I had one was during previous pg), MAJOR CRAMPS
5 dpo - boobs sensitive, CRAMPS
6 dpo - boobs hurt/sensitive, CRAMPS
7 dpo - major temp spike. 100.4. CRAMPS
8 dpo - temps still way up, CRAMPS
9 dpo - temps way up, CRAMPS
10 dpo - temps up around 100, muscle aches
11 dpo - temps up, muscle aches
12 dpo - temps up, muscle aches, tested and BFN. :(
13 DPO - temps up, I KNOW af is coming. crampy like af
14 dpo - high temps, around 100. Feel awful
15 dpo - high temps
16 dpo - middle of day urine, BFP!!!!
16 dpo- afternoon Bfp confirmed by blood test!! Progesterone borderline low, starting Prometrium
as precaution!
17 dpo- nauseous

Used OPK to Help Detect Pregnancy and No Symptoms

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since January; however, this March was the first time
I actually had a positive OPK. I had my LMP in March 8th and had a + ovulation on 28th and 29th.
We had sex on the 28th, 29th, and 30th. I have been obsessing about this cycle since in began. I
compared my symptoms to everyone on here, but nothing really matched up. The only symptom
was the occasional pressure on my uterus. We got our first BFP tonight. Here is the clincher...I took
3 HPT leading up to tonight and all were negative. I read on another website that OPK can detect
pregnancy. I figured with! To my surprise I saw a smiley face staring back at me. I was shocked. I
then tested with 2 HPT and both were also positive. I hope I gave a few of you girls some hope.
Keep believing and praying.

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