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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.

BFP Unexpected!

My husband and I have one child already. We tried to conceive for 5 months and were then
successful. This site helped me through each cycle. After feeling terrible with an Iud and BC pills
we decided to just track my cycles to determine when we could BD. Well, with this little miracle we
were pleasantly surprised because we weren't trying and thought that when we were going to that
it would take as long or longer as our first. I thought I O'd earlier than I think I did.

Here are my symptoms:

Cd 14-28: cramping, sharp twinges on left side, menstrual like cramping on both, fatigue, always
felt dehydrated, per was very strong (smell), skin didn't break out, veins that were green were thick
and dark running from my armpit to nipple down my side to upper thigh, no spotting, cm was
yellow tinged, fluttering in belly, hard time running my usual time had to keep stopping, nausea,
full and sore breasts on sides and nipples, nipples darker with white spots on tips and very moody
with DH. Guess I get a pass :-)

This one is very different from first as with first I only felt cramping and an "off" feeling. Thanks
to everyone who helped me with my first. I hope this helps you. Lots of babydust! 

BFP Thank You So Much!

Just a little about me and my wife! Yes I think I may possibly be the first man writing on this website!
I have to say all the women here may think a man can't understand how they feel and the whole
process but I do feel that every emotion was experienced by me too.

I am a 23 year old male primary school teacher! I've always wanted children and been married for
3years! Me and my wife started to try for a baby our march cycle and the first month I waited and
nothing! The wait was awful and I assume you just think that's it no contraception a baby will be
made. Although you don't surface the thoughts you can't help but doubt yourself and think what's
wrong why didn't it happen?

Because my younger sister has polycystic ovaries and my mum suffered with repeat miscarriages
I had done lots of research on conception and pregnancy and after lots of reading decided to try
something different month 2 of ttc!

My wife's symptoms:

Day of ovulation: high temp and stuffy nose
1dpo – stuffy nose continued it's like a cold fully blocked nose
2dpo – nose is still blocked and in the night a high temperature. The high temp just in the night
continues and the stuffy nose until
8dpo 9dpo my wife body begins to ache all over she thinks it because she's being health (dieting)
and because AF is due! She wants to get healthier for next month's try as I did a test two days early
7dpo and it was negative!
10dpo and 7days before af due and I do a test its BFP! I use the early response its very faint but I
know it must be true! Next day I spend £40 n more tests more first response, normal Clearblue and
the digital Clearblue! All show pregnant and even the digital one does
11dpo 6days till expected AF and 5 tests confirm we are pregnant with baby 1 2nd month ttc. I'm
such a happy dad I can't believe it's actually happened; hope we have a good healthy pregnancy!

What I did different this month?

My wife was already on the folic acid and calcium chews from the docs, I got her b6 vitamin,
vegetarian omega 3 which contains flaxseed, evening primrose oil and cod liver capsule! I really think
they helped along with faith and our prayers and having a baby born in the house my sister had her
beautiful girl 5th of April 2012!

BFP – 26TH APRIL 2012

Baby dust to all and enjoy ttc I hope all dads and mums get their bfp too! 

My prayers with you all! xx

BFP Using OPKs - Baby Number 3!

We decided to start trying for our third child after Christmas, so I went off the pill in January and
after finally getting my period early February, I started using Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) to track
my fertile time. We had successfully conceived 3 times already using them (1 daughter, 1 son and 1
miscarriage in between) so were already fans!

I got positive results for 3 days in a row which was a little confusing, but we made sure we gave it
a good go during that week to be sure!

My symptoms after ovulation day were:

1-2 DPO - Nothing really (dry cervical mucus)
3DPO Creamy CM, backache and mild cramps
4 DPO Creamy CM and mild nausea
5DPO Creamy CM, mild nausea and skin breakout (starting to think this might be it!)
6DPO Creamy CM and quite tired. Skin still breaking out!
7DPO Creamy CM and mild cramps.
8DPO Creamy CM, irritable, mild nausea, cramps and a small amount of light pink spotting
(implantation perhaps? I had this with my son)
9DPO Creamy CM. Nausea. Did a pregnancy test but it was negative!
10DPO Creamy CM. Nausea. Did a pregnancy test first thing and got a BFP! Yay, I knew it!! So we're
soon to be a family of 5! 

BFP 38 Days After Stopping Nuva Ring

I have been on some form of birth control for the past 11 years (pills, patch and ring). For the past
two years, I've been on Nuva ring. I took my ring out and started using OPK tests, checking cm and
charting my BBT on the 8th day after removal.

Around day 20, my breasts became sensitive (TMI - nipples erect 24/7) and I was feeling nauseous
on and off even though I hadn't ovulated yet. I read online that coming off Nuva ring can cause
faux pregnancy symptoms, which was very confusing.

Anyway, 24 days after Nuva ring removal, I got the smiley face on the clear blue digital ovulation
test. BD that morning and the following two mornings. I had cramping and sore boobs throughout
my entire time past ovulation.

4DPO - pink dot of blood on TP
6DPO - headache
10DPO - cut on gum and blood in tissue after blowing nose
12 DPO- very faint positive first response test, husband does not think this indicates pregnancy
and requires more proof. I buy a digital test and take it that evening, chug water and POAS and it
says "not pregnant"
13 DPO - BFP! "Pregnant" from the digital and darker line on first response. Husband now convinced!
14 DPO-18DPO beginning to feel hungry mixed with bouts of nausea

Good luck ladies!

Symptoms Come Back in Afternoons


I did a test yesterday - I had planned it for the morning but needed a wee at 3am and decided not
to wait.

Result: pregnant 3 weeks +! So far I had very few classic symptoms - mostly pre-period like
cramping which I have felt for last three weeks. No nausea, tiredness, frequent peeing. Slightly sore
and tingling breasts and nipples - seem a little bigger (or am I imagining it?).

Ah, and more thing: I have felt extremely weepy today, a few times. I nearly started crying in a
bookshop today.

The strangest thing: there are hardly any symptoms in the morning and the first time of the day.
They seem to come later in the day. 

BFP After First Month Charting!

Since I checked this board a lot the past few months when TTC, I thought I'd add my 2ww
symptoms! Oddly, I seemed to have a lot LESS symptoms than when I wasn't pregnant! I think I had
imagined a lot of the symptoms that I had in the months when I got BFNs and just let myself go with
it this month.

So here they are:

0-1 DPO-Ovulation pain, diarrhea
2-4 DPO - Not much of anything - kept telling myself it was too early for implantation, so any
"symptoms" I would have felt would have been most likely imagined!
5-6 DPO - Cramps, gas, diarrhea
7-8 DPO - Gas, bleeding gums, increased CM, increased appetite, craving McDonald's!
9 DPO - dull cramps, heavy and tender breasts, increased sense of smell, hot flashes, increased CM,
acne = BFN
10 DPO - Heavy and tender breasts, stuffy nose, felt sick after having one mixed drink, constipated,
acne, decreased appetite
11 DPO - Gas, sensitive nipples, tingling breasts, fatigue, increased urination, extremely dry throat
(got up at least 5 times overnight to get a drink/go to bathroom!) = BFP!!!
12 DPO - Fatigue and nausea = BFP!
13 DPO - BFP - nice, dark line! Not too many symptoms since the BFP, but the line got increasingly
darker, so I'm happy!! :)

Good luck! 

Finally got my BFP

I haven't told anyone yet because I wanted to share my story with you all first. I got off birth control
in January of 2011 hoping to conceive about 6 months later. After I got off the pill my cycles were
CRAZY. I will never get back on the pill again because of how my body responded to it. Finally one
year later my cycles got under 40 days. I had one cycle that was 33 days in February. After a great
deal of stress and frustration I finally got my BFP today, April 2012.

My secret: I quit using opk's and became completely in tune with my body. I check CM every day
and that did the trick. I knew exactly when to BD without having it line up with my 20 OPK's I had to
use (because my cycle was so long).

Here were my symptoms:

Day 1-6: Not much at all. A twinge here and there, but nothing I hadn't felt before.
Day 7: I had a huge dizzy spell that was completely weird. Right at noon, maybe the time of
Day 8: Headache and neck ache
Day 9: Implantation spotting! Only when I wiped, only 1 time, and a very light pink color.
Day 10-12: Dizziness off and on
Day 13: BFP This site helped me with so many things and I wanted to share my story with you all!

Happy baby making! 

BF(aint)P 15 DPO!

I meant to send this in as soon as we found out (Valentine's Day), but kept putting it off. I
remember the 2WW, though, so I just wanted to add my story in case anyone needed some
encouragement! :)

The main symptom that was unique in my TWW before I got a BFP was cramping in my lower
abdomen starting from 1dpo until about 11dpo. Very abnormal for me so early before AF, so I
knew something was up! Also, I had a dream 2 weeks before O day that a man prayed over me,
touched my womb, and commanded it to be opened. I knew it was the Lord, so it was so amazing
to have the confirmation of a BFP a few weeks later! By the way, I never wrote down all my
symptoms in the 2WW before this cycle. This time, I just knew I was pregnant, so I did in order to
be helpful to those on their 2WW!

Oday - thin, stretchy CM (I'd never seen this before, so it must have just been God's timing for
us!), BD
1dpo - Slight cramping (lower left side), dull thigh pain, dry CM, uterus felt heavy, slight backache
2dpo - Short mild cramps (center and left side down low), pain in belly button, not hungry at all
3dpo - Woke up in morning with sharp/crampy/needle-like pain under my tongue (crazy, never
had that before), not hungry at all, cramps, headache
4dpo - Twinges in uterus
5dpo - Woke up in night time with cramps in my lower back, green loose stool, twinges in uterus
6dpo - BD, splitting headache in AM, twinges in uterus, uterus felt achy like when on my period
7dpo - Heavy uterus, backache, sharp/short headaches
8dpo - BFN, crampy/achy uterus, lower back ache, short/sharp headaches
9dpo - BFN, Heavy uterus, short cramps, tender BB when pressing on them
10dpo - BFN, Tender BBs, cramps, headache, backache
11dpo - BFN, stuffy nose, cramps
12dpo - BFN, no symptoms
13dpo - BFN, Hungry!!
14dpo - BFN, Tired, tender BBs, feel under the weather, creamy white CM
15dpo - FAINT BFP that I have to look hard in the sun to see it (but I'm a pro at negatives at this
point! lol), so I buy a digital and it says PREGNANT! :) 

BFP @ 14 DPO After 7 Months TTC!!!

4dpo- creamy cm
5dpo- creamy cm
6dpo- creamy cm, tired
7dpo- creamy cm, so tired I can barely keep my eyes open
8dpo- same as above
9dpo- slight backache and achy in hip joints and legs. These are normal pms symptoms for me.
10dpo- mild cramps, backaches, and leg cramps in the am. Definite af cramping at night.
11dpo- bbs are sore, tired
12dpo- back aches, tired
13dpo- slightly achy all over, tired
14dpo- backache, headache, mild af type cramps, tired. Tested in AM, negative. Tested at 10pm,
Faint BFP!!!!
15dpo- 3 more BFPs!! All faint but definitely there!! The cramps and leg pains are unreal!! Worst
headache ever!
16dpo- Stronger, but still faint, BFP!!!

The only real difference in symptoms this month is the tiredness. I literally could not keep my
eyes open no matter how much I slept the night before! Other than that, everything else just feels
like pms symptoms! I am even having pms cramps right now @ 16 dpo.

Pregnant 2012!!

My last menstrual cycle was 3.21.12.

I had a positive OPK on cycle day 21 and 22. BD on cycle day 15,16,17 & 21.

3 dpo-mood swing
5 dpo-sinus issues
6 dpo-sharp pain in leg/crouch area
7 dpo-metallic taste in mouth
8 dpo-sensitive nips
9 dpo-negative pregnancy test
13 dpo- positive pregnancy test( praise God)

Just wanted to share with everyone our good news. We are so excited and looking forward to our
growing family! Being encourage and know that God always has the set appointed time. We have
been trying on and off since last June. Things we did differently this month; use OPK and No I did
not every stop thinking about it and wanting it or had a relax attitude although I did try,
be encouraged!