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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 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

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.


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
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.


Hi all!

I thought it would be nice to share with anyone who obsesses over seeing that little line pop up on
their pregnancy test like I do! We have been TTC for about 4 months, and honestly I was starting to
calm down with my obsessive behaviors this month. I got a BFP yesterday and then 5 more leading
up to this afternoon. I officially missed my period on Sunday 04/08/2012. I did have some
symptoms, but at the time was trying to ignore them- because I ALWAYS think I am having
symptoms! I guess about 5 DPO my bbs were REALLY sensitive and nipples were tingly. I also
noticed that about that time up until now... when I coughed or sneezed my lower abdomen would
hurt. It was like a sharp pulling feeling. Now I have a little headache and maybe the slightest bit of
nausea and occasionally have a hot/ sweaty flash. 

My EDD is: 12/19/2012! :)

Can't Believe I Can Finally Post My Story!

I have been reading this site like a crazy person the last 6 months, and it's now finally my turn to
post my story! I am still in shock! I have 7 pregnant friends so it's exciting to be the 8th pregnant

A little history, DH and I have a 14 month old son, conceiving him, was easy, no issues, happened
the first month we TTC, I did not realize how LUCKY I was until our recent struggles!! TTC #2 has
been gut wrenchingly hard to say the least. To month after month see the "not pregnant" took its
toll until TODAY! 10-11 DPO I got my BFP! 

We did a lot of things differently this month. I started temping, took mucinex, DH and I both took
Fertility Blend, we used Conceive Plus Lube and I used OPK's. Prior months we just used the OPK's.
I am not sure if one specific thing was the trick or a combo of them all together but we are ecstatic!
Here are my symptoms which were completely different from my first pregnancy! 

ODay, had extreme bloating, which I haven't had in months so it makes me wonder if all those
months I didn't ovulate? 

1-2 DPO - Nothing really, temp went up to about 98.2 then to 98.4
3 DPO - Bloating again and super moody already, way too early for it to be AF but I chalked it up to
that anyway. Temp still at 98.4
4-5 DPO nothing really, temp 98.4 both days, beginning to think it didn't work this month. temps
were very flat
6DPO is when the back pain started. Again I convinced myself it was AF on the way, I usually get
back pain a week or so before. Also had some mild cramps. Temps still flat at 98.4
7-8DPO still have the back pain and cramping, gassy and still slighting moody. Had a hotflash
type episode and felt extremely nauseous and went to bed at 8PM on 8DPO
9 DPO - super bloated again, gassy, super super super MOODY. Had a minor bout of diartoos that
night and temp still flat at 98.4
10DPO, TODAY, woke up, took my temp and BAM 98.8, at that moment, I got a glimpse of HOPE.
Jumped out of bed and POAS, the only one I had in the house! Left the room and came back to the
words PREGNANT! I couldn't believe it! Still am in shock! I still feel like AF is on her way. Bit crampy
and bloated and slight back pain still. AF was due on Thursday!! X-Mas baby, not exactly great
timing but I don't care!!! :-) 

I hope this helps and Baby dust to everyone!!!!!!

BFP 3rd Month TTC No Symptoms

Wow! I'm still in shock! :-)

DH and I are both 23, we'll both be 24 within the next few months. We were married in May of last
year, and having dated for 4 years prior, we knew we wanted to start a family soon. We decided to
do away with BC in Jan this year. First month we missed the fertile window due to family emergency.
February just was not our month, as we tested and saw a BFN.

March we BD on CD 9,13, 15 & 16. My cycles are regular at 30 days, and I used OPKs this month and
last. Positive OPK on CD 15. On CD 15 & 16 we used Pre-seed. I called my Dr. But they won't see me
until May 10th. Like many, I to stalked this site during the TWW to check for any sign or symptom.

The only symptoms I had during the past 2 weeks are sore nipples on 10 dpo, and increased thirst.
That is it. No cramping, or anything else. We are so excited for our first child. We pray for a safe and
healthy pregnancy! I would give Pre-seed a try and just have faith that the time is right!

Good luck to everyone out there!!