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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 Au Naturale After 3 Months

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to share my story. I am 12 weeks pregnant and I feel like I need to give my 2 cents. I have been reading lots of BFP stories while I was TTC and I can't believe I am finally writing this :)

Me (32) and DH (39) decided to start trying on October 2011 for our first. We were just using condoms before that, because I hate the pill. So on January 2012 we got lucky!

Important to know: I've been charting my menstrual cycles and taking my temperature even before starting TTC. I charted for a few months and it really helps. Thank God I have a regular cycle, every 28 days. I highly recommend the book: "Taking Charge of your Fertility." It helped me a lot, opened my eyes and contains lots of information every woman should know.

Well, before my lucky month this is what I did:
- Tried to eat healthier, organic when possible, org. eggs, org. milk, fruits and veggies. I don't like junk food, so that's a plus. I don't drink soda either.
- I did try MACA powder with smoothies. Oh! and tried to give him MACA as well, every once in a while, because he doesn't like the taste. I remember I also gave him Brazilian Nuts, which are good for fertility. I had them too.
- I took Royal Jelly pills just for a month before conceiving, when I conceived I stopped taking them, just in case.
- Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea, but of course I stopped drinking it once I found out I was pregnant. You shouldn't drink herbal teas while pregnant. - I was also taking Prenatals.
- Basically just making sure I was eating healthy, for healthy eggs :) Also, the organic full fat dairy yogurt was nice and I think it helped.
- Go easy on the gym, do not push yourself to the limit, just try doing some yoga and pilates or maybe dance lessons. You need to have at least 18% of fat if you want to conceive. So you have to choose between a six pack and a baby. LOL. Also, being overweight isn't ideal either. There has to be a balance.
- I wasn't really 100% relaxed, because I was focused on conceiving and doing lots of research online and reading my fertility books. So "try to relax and it will happen" is not true.
- I had sex just 2 days in a row during my fertile phase, those days I had lots of EWCM.

As far as symptoms:

1DPO: nothing
2DPO and 3DPO: twinges left side
4DPO: twinges right side, sneezing, boobs tender to touch, stuffy nose.
5DPO- 8DPO: boobs tender to touch
9DPO: weird pain just in the nipples (never felt that before) it comes and goes
10DPO-11DPO: very hungry
12DPO: BFP with FRER !!! Couldn't believe my eyes. (two very strong lines!)

This is our first baby, so we are very excited! :)

Good luck and God Bless.

BFP After One Month Of "Not Preventing"!!!

This site helped me so much while my symptoms were driving me nuts and I had some strange symptoms I couldn't find on here so I thought I would share.

1 dpo- cold sore
2-7dpo stuffy/runny nose, mild af like cramps, absolutely horrible moodiness. Nothing my husband did or said was right and I would jump down his throat. This is when I really started to feel I could be pregnant. Every site says it's impossible to feel symptoms before implantation but I KNOW the way I was feeling wasn't normal.
8-11dpo mild af like cramping and pinching in the morning and night. Stuffy nose continued but my mood was back to normal. BB's started to get sore which isn't out of the ordinary for pms.
12dpo armpits were tender and sore when I put on deodorant. BB's are sorer then usual. Cramps were getting more painful and I almost took Tylenol but toughed it out.
13 dpo armpits aren't as sore but now my back muscles ached as if I did an intense workout and I read that this is from ligaments stretching and muscles shifting. BB's still sore.
14dpo Sore muscles are getting better, severe cramps and stretching feeling in the evening, and BB's are so sore I have to wear a sports bra to bed.
15 dpo Period is due and hasn't arrived. BB's are very sore, armpits are better and no more sore back muscles. Bad cramps in the morning with a pinching on my left ovary. Came home from work and got a BFP!

I can't believe it. I suffered through male infertility in my last marriage and know the heartache of a bfn month after month. Having experienced that I would have never imagined that on my husband and I first month of not preventing we would get our BFP. Good luck to everyone and I hope this helped!

BFP #1, First Month TTC!

Got my first ever BFP this morning! After TTC for one month. Feel soooo lucky it happened so quickly. Though it's early days yet. But that said, we did have to wait four months before we could try as I had to have a uterine polyp removed and then to wait a cycle after that before trying. I am 32, DB is 35. We're both pretty active and healthy (most of the time).

What did we do? Since my ovulation date seems to fluctuate from around Day 17 to Day 20, I used OPKs to make sure we had plenty of BDing at the right time. Also BBT charted. Have been doing acupuncture and Chinese herbs for general fertility for about six weeks. Was determined not to do a preg test until period was actually late to try and curb the obsessing a bit!!!

Symptoms... even though I know now I had some.... at the time I tried not to read anything into them. Because they were so subtle and I figured I was probably over-analyzing.

Nothing til about DPO 7. And then I started feeling cramps, not quite like AF. More like pulling sensation both in the uterus areas and at both sides at times. These twingey type cramps kept going for a good few days on and off. Not painful... just different...

DPO 8 - skin broke out. Yuck.

DPO 9 and onwards - sore BBs. But that usually happens before AF so thought nothing of it really. Kept looking at my nips to see if they changed colour... nothing!!! No new veins... just slightly sore around the sides.

DPO 10 and 11 - Cramps which felt just like AF was coming. I usually get it on DPO 12. So I told DB that we were out for the month... that I knew my period was coming. And to hand me the hot water bottle.

DPO 12 - so convinced I was going to get AF today that I put box of tampons in my handbag before headed for work. Every time I went to the toilet was surprised it wasn't there. Though noticed that my temp had not dropped that morning like it usually would... so by end of the day I was starting to get hopeful. Though still felt crampy.

DFO 13 - cramps weren't so bad... no longer had that feeling that AF was about to come. But my heart was in my mouth every time I went to the bathroom. Temp still high. Promised myself if temp was still high the next morning I would take a test. Went out with some friends for dinner to distract myself.

DPO 14 - BFP!! Loud and clear with two different brands. OH MY GOD!!!

I do realize how lucky I am that this happened first time and I only had to experience one 'two week wait'.. Certainly not taking this for granted and hoping that it sticks around. Good luck to everyone out there!

BFP with PCOS

I am 29 years old and have PCOS. My husband and I have been TTC for 15 months now. In April 2011 we began fertility treatments for my PCOS. I was already taking the maximum dose of metformin even though I am normal weight (135 5'6). We tried 3 rounds of clomid (50, 100, 150mg) and each round was unsuccessful at even inducing ovulation. We then sought treatment at a fertility clinic. Our first round of injectibles, I was over stimulated and the cycle was cancelled :( This was by far (although one of many) the most disappointing thing that had happened in our TTC journey. Then for our next round of injectibles it was found after a post coital test that I had no live sperm present. We had an IUI with this round of injectibles right before Christmas. I got a BFP on New Year's eve, which turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. We decided to take a break from TTC because we were being relocated for my husband's job and we had so many other things to worry about. I had decided that we would not return to a fertility clinic until April 2012 after we attended my brother in law's destination wedding. However, something funny happened, in February, I got a period on my own. I hadn't had a period that wasn't induced by prometrium since we had started TTC, so I thought I may have ovulated. We moved right after this and everything was wild and crazy, but exciting. The first weekend in our new house, I felt a little pain in my left side. I took an OPK and it was very positive. I have had plenty of positive OPK's in the past though without ovulating so I tried not to get too excited. Sure enough, 2 weeks later, I got a BFP Au Naturale!!! We are cautiously optimistic about this one, but maybe it really is true - once you stop trying, it happens!

BFP all natural after miscarriage!

I have been ttc for over a year now and have read and read all the symptoms and stories posted on here. Finally I have my own.

Last year I had a miscarriage at 15 weeks I was devastated, after a month we decided to try again and didn't succeed until this November! I am not on clomid, no preseed. Not that I have anything against it I just wanted it to happen naturally.

November 16 2011- LMP
December 3- ovulation(guessed by looks of cm and pain in ovary)
December 10- 8 dpo had one drink and felt sick to my stomach.
December 12- 10 dpi light brown cm found in underwear only happened once when I went to the washroom.
December 14- 12 dpo boobs hurt bad! Nipples are very tender am also soo thirsty. also light cramps.
December 15- 13 dpo light cramps, feeling
Nauseous and grouchy decide to go get a test. First response - two very visible lines. Decide to go get a Clearblue digital- "PREGNANT"

I got bloodwork today and will get the final confirmation on Monday :)

BFP after a lot of Worry

I just want to give you ladies a little hope with my story. I am 24 years and I was told that I would probably never be able to have children. I suffered from Anorexia from the age of 13 to 18 and I went for years without a period. I contracted an STD from the first guy I ever let myself love, he was a cheating looser. The STD caused sever inflammation and made me very sick. When I finally recovered from my eating disorder, my periods returned but with a vengeance, and doctors suspected that I had endometriosis.  Anyways, two years ago I met the love of my life. I prayed every night before falling asleep that some day I would be able to give him a baby. Well guess what?! on our second month of not trying but not preventing, I am pregnant. I feel so blessed.

I am now 6 weeks pregnant with very few symptoms. Firstly, i'v never had ewcm and I have not noticed any increase in cm yet. I was extremely constipated and gassy after ovulation (which isn't unusual for me). I didn't have my usual sore breasts the week after O, which was a big sign. The day my period was due I had terrible cramping in my back, I always get this the of and the day before my period. I was so sure AF was on her way. The following two days I had a dull ache in my back. I kept checking my CV but it changed position about 3 times a day so that was a useless activity! It was only yesterday that I started to get very nauseous and my breasts are very sore now also. So sometimes no symptoms is the biggest sign of all.

Four months ago I started taking Angus Cactus, Maca, Evening Primrose, Cod liver oil, ground Flaxseed, and honey. Alot I know! But I was obsessed with fixing my fertility problems and it worked. My periods were regular, every 29 days, for the first time in my life and my lutheal phase was 15 days, way longer then before.

Please keep faith ladies, it will happen. If it happened for me it can happen for anyone :) Keep positive, try not to stress, and believe your time will come. x

Baby dust to all

BFP at 10 DPO

10/24/2011
Hi! My husband and I decided that instead of TTC, we would just not prevent it. Well, it turns out that it was a great method of being semi-stress free about baby-planning and IT WORKED! =) I was to get my AF today 10/24 & she will not be existing for the next 36 weeks as I am officially 4 weeks pregnant! (very surreal to say!!)

This site was very helpful to me when I was experiencing symptoms, so I thought I would share mine as well.

10/8/11 CD 13: BD at pm <3
CD 14: nothing
CD 15: normally have OV pain & EWCM, but I didn't have it this cycle, so I thought my OV was late or skipped this month. We will say this is OV day anyway.
3-5 DPO: creamy CM, yellow tint in CM, vivid dreams, bright yellow urine in am, thirsty!! nauseated (normal around OV)
6 DPO: bright yellow urine in am, slept till 11 am (I am always tired but never sleep in this late!), vivid dreams, creamy white CM, very tired (more than usual), irritable, nauseated
7 DPO: clumps of CM, very tired, bright yellow urine in am, thirsty, nauseated
8 DPO: sore bbs (not unusual before AF), tired, heartburn (strange!), headache, bright yellow urine in am (again), thirsty, nauseated
9 DPO: tender swollen bbs (not unusual), swollen areola/nipples (hmm?), great mood (unusual before AF, I am normally extremely cranky & emotional when I PMS), sore throat, dreamed I was pregnant!!, bright yellow urine in am again, thirsty! not even 8 glasses of water can quench my thirst, nauseated
10 DPO: tender, swollen bbs (not unusual), bright yellow urine in am, thirsty, irritable, tried to wait by POAS at 8 pm & got a faint POSITIVE with an ept ahhh!!! =) legs & low back are so crampy, feel like growing pains in legs when I lay down or sit, nauseated
11 DPO: POAS in am using a $ General Baby brand & got a faint, but darker POSITIVE! holy cow! I am pregnant!!
12-14 DPO: just feel nauseated & thirsty. sore bbs & crampy legs. very tired. no AF today on day 14!! I am so thrilled. It's such a surreal feeling =) I am still nauseated & smells are really bothering me. Still feel sooo thirsty, but I am so excited! God has blessed us sooner than we expected but we are thrilled! I am due July 3, 2012 <3 This goes to show you that things happen when you least expect it. Baby dust to all!! =)

BFP after three months!

We have been trying for about three months, and I was so used to seeing the ONE dark pink BFN line on the HCG strip! I had a busy day at work yesterday (on the day AF was due) and only took a test to see if I could have a beer. There was the faintest second pink line! I asked DH if he saw it, and he wasn't convinced. So, I took another and it also had a faint second line! DH ran out to the store to get a +/- test and that was the faintest of positives, too! I decided to not get too excited until I could test this morning...which meant a night of restless sleep! I woke up, took a test, and the second line was darker! I can't believe it. This is the only month I haven't really done anything special. I didn't track my cycle for the first time in several.months, didn't alter my lifestyle in the slightest, and had virtually no symptoms except a deep soreness in my boobs (which I figured was mostly due to all the intemse exercise I've been doing!). Best wishes to all! I know.how devastating the BFN tests are.

BFP at 11DPO!

My husband and I have been TTC our 1st and finally got our BFP on our 3rd time at 11DPO! I have no known fertility issues and have a very regular cycle. This is such a neat website and since I stalked it for about 90 days straight, I thought I should send my symptoms in as well! So here are all the juicy details:

1DPO - Stuffy nose, sneezing, watery allergy eyes, and a small backache. Temps at 97.29F

2DPO - Stuffy nose, coughing, sore throat, pain in armpit and yet another backache. Temps at 97.48F.

3DPO - Woke up with a headache, sore throat, cough, some uterine area cramps, dizziness, backache, yellowish CM, sharp but mild stabbing pain on left side of right breast, toothache. Temps at 98.16F

4DPO - Poking in right side of uterus area. sore throat, stuffy nose, tired, headache. Temps at 98.21F (still climbing? WTH?)

5DPO - Cold symptoms like crazy, Fertility Friend moved my crosshairs to CD16 for ovulation and we had stopped BD by then - crap. I'm out. :( Still wondering about the high temps though and not convinced the website is correct. Digging pain in uterus, heartburn, nausea, tired, toothache (like wisdom teeth are coming in), possible low-grade fever (?). Temps at 98.62 (HIGHEST EVER!)

6DPO - Have a cold, feverish but no fever, temp spike (Implantation, Triphasic, Fever? WHO KNOWS!), shooting breast pain, AF-like cramps early then gone, extremely tired (because I'm sick?), nausea, headache, some EWCM, insomnia (2am and 5am - UGH). Temps at 98.58F

7DPO - FF keeps moving my crosshairs - SO confused, decided to stick with my gut (and hope) that O Day was CD14 and not CD15-16 like FF says, temps down slightly today, still have a cold, Ab muscles feel like Ive done 1000 situps but I think they are sore from coughing, sticky/creamy CM, SO EXHAUSTED, AF-like cramps off and on, sore gums, heartburn, weird electrical sensations down "there", insomnia (AGAIN) at 2am and 5am. Temps at 98.32.

8DPO - toothache, tired, no CM then slightly creamy in afternoon, congested, coughing, temp up slightly, nervous tummy in morning, dream of BFP!!!!, irritable, full feeling fast then nausea, NASTY taste in mouth that will NOT go away no matter what I do (metallic?). Temps at 98.43.

9DPO - possible implantation dip on FF chart this morning, toothache, breasts SORE when touched, crampy, loose stools, BAD taste in mouth again, sour stomach, slight nausea, dizzy, "wet" feeling down "there", congestion, coughing, dried blood in nose (maybe?). Temps at 97.99.

10DPO - Crap. I definitely don't FEEL preggers anymore... Oh well, just waiting for AF and another month of trying. FF must have been right on as usual with my O Day. Some AF cramps, temps up but only a little, dried blood in nose, toothache, breast tender when touched, backache, hips sore, gassy. Temps at 98.10.

11DPO (THE BFP DAY!) - Temps back up (yay) - usually they have started going down for AF now!, creamy CM, "feel" preggers again, sensitive gums, strong urge to pee early in morning but not much comes out when I go, then I have to go bad again 30 mins later, bbs sore, full and sharp pains through them, HUNGRY (OMG hungry as HECK as soon as I wake up, and I'm not a breakfast person!), loose stools, AF Cramps. Temps at 98.43. Decide to test late in the evening after returning from an overnight trip and sure enough a BFaintP!!!! Dollar Store brand ... not convinced, but hopeful. Will try again in the morning

12DPO - crampy, gassy, loose stools, toothache, congestion, tummy bubbles, backache. Temps at 98.15. Tested twice and a darker BFP on Dollar Store test in the morning and a clear and bright BFP on an Equate test that afternoon! I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!! :) Praying for a sticky bean!

I guess after all that has happened in the past 2 weeks, my biggest signs were the breast tenderness (which I never get), the creamy CM (I'm usually completely dry after Oday), and the odd twinges/cramps that were slightly different than AF. Honestly, thought I was out and had more symptoms during the 2 months I wasn't pregnant. All the glory to GOD!!!

BFP when i least expected it!

I have spent the last few months glued to this website, i think my productivity at work is about 5% lately, lol. Quick summary- boyfriend and i have been together almost 6 years, lived together for 4, we are both 27, and have discussed marriage a lot lately. he has been trying to save for a ring, but we both have really been wanting to start a family within the past year. we started "not trying but not preventing" about 4 months ago, even though we arent married yet and we know our family might be a little peeved if we do things "backwards." well they are gonna have to get over because we just got our BFP!! = ) Here are my symptoms, i didnt analyze every last cramp and pain
this month like i have the last few months, i tried to have the mentality "whatever happens, happens."

2 days before O- BD, layed on back for about 10 minutes
1 day before O- stretchy CM
O day (i think)- big glob of ewcm
1 DPO- nothing
2 DPO- at little nausea at night but we took a trip to colorado and it might be the altitude
3 DPO- again, nausea but might be altitude
4 DPO- CP low and hard, creamy CM
5 DPO- right nipple itchy, bugbite? who knows!
6 DPO- right nipple itchy
7 DPO- Dark clump of creamy brownish blood, cp low and hard
8 DPO- Red tinge to cm, cp low and hard, tired took nap
9 DPO- cp mid-height and mid-hardness, closed, wet and creamy cm with slight brown tinge, quick sharp cramp near r ovary, tired, boobs hurt underneath when pressed
10 DPO- cp higher and softer, closed, tiny bit stretchy cm with pinkish brown tinge.
11 DPO- BFP on FRER in the morning! POAS right before i jumped in the shower and checked it when i jumped out. it wasnt too light either, very clear to see. took it into bedroom and woke up boyfriend by shoving it in his face. he was happy, i was shaking! After work we went to pharmacy and got a CBE digital, BFP! still hasnt sunk in

I didnt chart anything or do BBT, i have a pretty good idea of when i ovulate by monitoring CM (CD 12 or 13), so i knew that we BD a couple days prior to ovulation. honestly didnt think this was the month, was way more confident during other months. hope i have a healthy 9 months = )

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