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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.

Succesful, natural BFP at 40 = )

Two week wait:
I admit, I was a lurker, reading the postings on this for a little while.  I got my BFP and promised myself that when I did get it, I would share all that I did to encourage all you lovely ladies, as the ladies here have encouraged me...  Here goes...:
I TTC for one month without charting and after AF showed, realized I did not have the time (am 40) or patience to go through this blindly, so I immediately bought a ClearBlueEasy Fertility monitor.  It detected ovulation from the first month & combined with my CM, I could pinpoint my O to the hour!!!
I used the CBFM for 5 months before getting my BFP.  Coupled with that, I purchased and used Pre-Seed for the last two months (not the full dose as I seemed to have adequate CM, but about a third to a half of a tube).
I drank – from AF to O – the following, alternating days: Red clover infusion one day (about two cups a day) and Raspberry Leaf tea the other day (one or two cups a day).  An infusion is not a regular cup of tea.  You must purchase a big, 1-liter Mason jar, fill it with boiling water & let the
clovers infuse in it for 4 hours.  Drain, then drink).
At O, I ate fresh pineapple every day, until AF (it is said to aid with implementation)
I used a pre-natal vitamin, B6 in the morning & B12 morning and night (as prescribed by my OBGYN during my pre-conception visit), as well as Vitamin C.
I TTC for 6 months total and was referred to an RE, due to my “advanced maternal age”.  I had a first visit with the RE, my DH has a SA performed (results beautiful) and I was to begin with bloodwork and tests on CD 3 and 5, etc. – call them on CD 1, they said.  Imagine my utter surprise and delight – AF never came & I had a + BFP!
My temps and (few) symptoms:
CD12 O day—Ovulation
1dpo:  98.43 nothing
2dpo:  97.84 nothing
3dpo:  97.89 nothing
4dpo:  (forgot to temp) nothing
5dpo:  97.77 nothing
6dpo:  97.89 nothing
7 dpo:  98.00 nothing
8 dpo:  98.09 nothing
9 dpo:  nothing 97.77 (dip which I only too notice of around 14 dpo, when wondering “Could it be?!”) Headache all day (I *never* have headaches)
10 dpo:  98.07 swipe of blood on toilet paper. I am crushed.  Tell DH and Mom I am out this month.  I tend to spot about two days before AF, so I’m sure AF is coming.
11 dpo:  98.18 nothing (no additional blood), a bit gassy
12 dpo:  98.42 gassy
13 dpo:  98.36 gassy (do not tell DH that my period *might* not really be here – why bring him on this crazy roller-coaster ride with me!)
14 dpo:  98.36 gassy (buy a pregnancy test and will test in the morning)
15 dpo:  wake up at 5:00 a.m. after a BFP dream – get up, test & I swear, the stick revealed a + sign as I was peeing on it!!!  Wake up DH and proceed to explain about implantation bleeding (how can I just blurt out “I’m pregnant!” to the poor guy who still thinks I have my period!  After which I tell him *I* seem to have experienced implantation bleeding (he opens one eye) and that... I’m pregnant!  He bolted out of bed!
Good luck to all you lovely ladies...  Please keep up hope and don’t stress.  Although I wanted to *kill* my Mom for telling me that all the time, I really made a concerted effort to stay relaxed and calm & happy & I did lots of visualizations (healthy, impeccable reproductive system; sperm-meets-egg; implantation (I visualized my uterus as a lined in thick red blankets that lovingly received the new blastocyst & cradled it and swaddled, nice & snug).
Baby dust to you all!
XOXO...
--Nadine...  @= )

BFP at first attempt!

I got married to my DH in June 2011 and although we both knew we always wanted a baby, we thought it would maybe happen a couple of years in the future.  As a bit of background, I am 31 and DH is 36.  Two of my friends have taken 5 years and 6 years to conceive, respectively, and I thought we should "stop preventing" rather than actively trying to conceive after we got married, as I thought it would take us a couple of years.

I am a complete novice to TTC, and hadn't been charting my ovulation dates so these dates are based on the assumption that I ovulated on 25th July.  My last period was on 11th July and I typically have a 28-30 day cycle.

-3DPO - DH and I BD.
-2DPO - 1DPO - no symptons
2DPO - started to feel crampy at work and definitely not like my normal self.  The day dragged by.
3DPO-9DPO - cramps continue as if AF is on her way, lower back pain, burping a lot (and never do normally), very bloated, phases of nausea, can't face the thought of cereal in the morning.
9DPO - had a meeting with a colleague in the morning and thought I might pass out!  Very strong feelings of nausea and light headedness.  Bought a handful of pregnancy tests on way home.  BFN!
10DPO - felt very disheartened by the BFN the previous night.  However, noticed a tiny brown spot of blood in underwear at around lunchtime, which gave me hope that this may be implantation blood.  POAS again and another
BFN!
11DPO - convinced that I was definitely not pregnant and all the symptoms must have been psychosomatic.  Undeterred, I bought another 3 pregnancy tests on the way home from work - something told me the earlier tests must be wrong!  POAS again, and again another BFN!  Aaaarrrrggggghhhh!
12DPO - went to see an elderly relative and felt very uncomfortable all day with lower back pain and cramping.  The back pain seemed to get worse as the day went on.  Went home and POAS.  Very, very faint BFP!!!  It was so faint that I could only see it in certain lights. DH wasn't convinced! Could hardly sleep all night as I just wanted to do another test.
13DPO - somehow managed to wait to POAS until 8am this morning, despite waking throughout the night wanting to do it!  Again, the line is very very faint.  Decided to use a Clear Blue Digital in the evening and got a definite
BFP!!!  Absolutely thrilled!

I still can't believe that we got pregnant so quickly!  I have been looking at lots of posts over the TWW and it's heartbreaking the number of people who have had to wait a long time to conceive.  I hope you don't think I have been insensitive, we just honestly can't believe that we got pregnant the first time we didn't use contraception.  The best of luck to all of you looking for a BFP!  Baby dust to you all xxxx

BFP 15 DPO

Hi everyone! This website helped me through the TWW a number of times and now its my turn to post my early symptoms! First of all my husband just returned from Iraq and I got my BFP the first month he was home :)
My cycle is about 30-33 days. I use a period tracker app on my phone that I strongly suggest!

CD18-BD
CD19-EWCM BD
CD20-EWCM BD
O day-EWCM BD
1DPO-cramps BD
2DPO-4DPO- nothing
5DPO- Wateryiesh CM, Nausea, bloated, Breast pain started ( super common for me sometimes I get it from O-AF some times only right before AF ) but this time it felt different, it was more around the sides of my boobs.
6DPO- breast pain, THIRSTY!!!
7DPO-THIRSTY, Lotiony CM, breast pain
8DPO- Headache (NOT normal for me) Nausea, bloated, THIRSTY
9DPO-breast pain
10DPO-extreme breast pain, nausea, small break out on forehead
11DPO-breast pain lessened but still there
12DPO- I had pretty bad anxiety this day + I was irritable and Nausea, cramps, and breast pain. I figured AF was on her way
13DPO-I wore a pad to bed because I had my usual AF feeling cramps
14DPO- didnt start AF but still had the same cramps so I figure it would for sure come by tonight. wore a pad to sleep again
15DPO- still no show for the AF, bought a Clear Blue digital test. after a few seconds: PREGNANT! :)
I was shocked because I didnt have too crazy of symptoms except for the nausea, no unusual CM, nipples didnt change and I got cramps right around when AF was going to start. but here I am PREGNANT! its still hitting me. Dont loose faith ladies, when its your time it will happen! lots of baby dust!

My BFP story

Thought I would share my BFP story with everyone.

I'm a little shocked to be honest. We planned to start trying in August but one night we just decided to throw out the condoms.

We'll I'm living proof that you can get pregnant from just one night!

Here are my symptoms:

1-2 DPO- Tingly- Making every sensation into a possible sign. " did i just feel a tingle in my toes? I MUST be pregant!!"

3- 5 DPO- Very mild nausea and very mild cramping.

5 DPO- Noticed milky white dicharge

6 DPO - Woke up exhausted, slept for an hour after breakfast. Crabby- Twinges on left and right sides which I tell myself is just gas.  On a 3 hour car ride I nearly pee my pants I have to go so bad and barely make it to a rest stop.

7 DPO-  White dicharge again. Mild cramping continues- Feels like my period is on its way.

8 DPO- Did some BD with husband and afterards had a gush of blood and thick CM.  I'm convinced I must be starting my period. My gums are swollen and sore. My nipples now hurt and I have little bumps around them. Stuffy nose today too.

9 DPO- No more signs of blood. Mild cramping continues. Heache and sore nipples.

10 DPO- Friends wrangles me into take a pregnancy test- I tell her she is crazy- it's way too early but she reminds me it't her birthday and it's all she wants. On my lunch break at work I go to CVS and grab a FRED 6 day and head to the bathroom.  There is the faintest of faint lines. OMG.

My friends says- by a digital test for tomorrow so you know for sure. Of course I can't wait for tomorrow so I get one and take it that night. "PREGNANT"

11 DPO- I work up this morning to some red blood. I am worried but I take another FRED and this time the line is much brighter. The bleeding stops (its not alot) and turns brown.

I'm hoping this is a sticky one- headed for blood test next week! :-D

BFP after 3 months

Well, I have to say...I really didn't think this was going to be our month. It was the first month I decided not to temp, not to check the cervix, nothing.  We just BD'd when we felt like it and we just kept it fun and stress free :)  My husband is 29 and I'm 26, this will be our first.  We've been married for 8 months now and this was our 3rd try.   Here it is:

1-5 dpo  nothing.  Not even sure when I ovulated as I wasn't keeping track of any of it this month.  This is an estimation.
6 dpo:  very very slight boob tenderness on sides when poked
7 dpo:  same as 6 dpo
8 dpo:  same
9 dpo:  same
10 dpo:  some slight cramps...wasn't even sure if they originated from the uterus.  Could have been gas, still sore boobs on sides but getting increasingly sore.
11 dpo:  sharp AF like cramps, thought I would start my period but nothing. Still sore boobs, very large might I add.
12 dpo:  more sharp cramps in the am, but no period.  Boobs the same.  I keep wondering maybe they look a little veiny??  Oh, I'm sure it's all in my head.  Took a bath, went to the store.  Was going to wait till friday to test but I bought a couple EPT digital tests and went home and peed on one.  Just a formality, as I was sure it would say "not pregnant."  But nope!  At 4:45 pm on tuesday, I got my very first ever in my life BFP!!  I couldn't believe it.  I was in shock and shaking when my husband came home from work.  All I could say was, "babycakes, there's something in the oven...."  lol!  He was so happy!  We are so happy!!  Yay!  Good luck everyone!  Let's hope he/she is extra sticky :))

Natural BFP at 41

Of course, I've been a lurker for months but since I know how much I looked for "over 40" stuff, I wanted to post

Me 41 DH 41 DD 2

what I did this month:  Evening Primrose cd1-O Wild yam extact o-present Pre-seed (1st month!) softcups, prenatals, B-6. extra folic, baby aspirin (my other usual stuff: Vit D, cal/mag/zinc) Started committed exercising!

1-3dpo noticed a change in my usual post-o cp.  CP usually comes way down really quickly after o, this time it only came half way down 7 went back up for several days.  CM dried up & was fairly scant until the BFP
4 & 5 dpo just some weird dreams
6dpo More weird dreams (all of these dreams were AF, baby, maternal type dreams)  woke up w/ a stabbing pain in left pelvic area (2am) stayed up for about 2 hours better after a snack but the stabbing continued mildly throughout the day.
7...not much
8 dpo constipation..& tmi, I had bean for both lunch & dinner, no dice. Some cramping, thought it was AF cause my cycle has been fluctuating a bit. tested $ store:  BFN
9 dpo more constipation, dried nose bleed???? curious!! tested $ store: BFN
10 dpo constipation in the am then (tmi, sorry) everything broke free!! 4 trips to the border!! Weird backache, but I have been working out.  Very slightly tender underarms. Caved by 8:30pm Faint BFP w/ a FRER
11 dpo (today) Absolutely NO sleep, DD up at 5:30a  Waited until I was absolutely busting to test w/ my 1 Digi so it wouldn't shut off before DH wakes up. POSITIVE!!! Oh heck, I'm waking him up!!!!!  Good luck ladies, it does happen!!

BFP after 5 months!

Hi! Glad to be able to post now to help some women who are where I was just a week ago! I stopped bc around 5 months ago after quite a few years on it so it took me some time to realize what were normal af symptoms and what weren't for me.  I am 21, DH is 27 and this is my first and his second. I have a 30 day cycle which seems pretty regular. I am not exactly sure when I ovulated because I didn't use opk's or basil body temps. I checked cm and cervical position though.

4 dpo - really weird jelly like blobs of cm accompanied by major cramps, which I never get, that lasted two to three days. This was my first clue because it resembled the consistency of a mucus plug, but I dismissed it for fear of getting my hopes up plus it seemed a bit early. Cervix hard and high with creamy cm. A bit constip.

8 dpo - Nipple tenderness which I thought was because of approaching af although it was a bit soon compared to previous cycles. Cervix high and hard with lots of creamy cm.

9 dpo - I thought I noticed my nips darkening a bit but I thought I was over thinking it again. Nips still sore and boobs beginning to become sore as well. I noticed when I brushed my teeth the there was blood and continued to notice this every few days. This has happened before but not as frequently. My arms and legs would get tingly often even when they weren't above my heart which I found odd.

10 dpo - headaches which I NEVER get. sore boobs and sorer nips. cervix high and hard with creamy cm. Also spurts of emotional overwhelmingness over the littlest things.  HPT neg. Really gave up on being prego this cycle. Won't test again because I'm sure af is coming.

15 dpo- cervix high and hard but it's always high from ovulation to af. AF due today but no sign! I have been a few days late before so tried not to think anything of it.

Around 16 dpo - The fourth of July and had a drink, and felt for the first time a bit of nausea! didn't think to much of it because a lot was going on at the time.

The next day I was running errands and half assed decided to grab a dollar store test even though I didn't want to waste more money and time just for more disappointment. I took it and of course it was a negative, but wait... a few seconds later I swear it a BFaintP!!!!!!!! I absolutely did not believe it! I went straight to the internet looking like crazy about what a faint line meant and everything said it was still a positive!I looked at that test about a million times in all sorts of lighting and it was definitely there. Asked a freind if she could see it and she said a lil but take another test. I thought I should wait till FMU tomorrow but said what the heck and splurged  on FRER test and what do you know... A BFP!!!! I looked at that one a million times every five minutes just to try to convince myself that I am actually pregnant now! I am now 5 weeks and still have really sore nips and boobs, DH says they're bigger too. I have slight nausea,headaches and am tierd a lot. cervix still high and hard but little watery cm to none lately. Thanks to all the tww symptoms I obsessed over the last five months!! Good luck to all, sincerely ! BABYDUST!!

1st Month TTC

I loved reading the 2ww stories (over the last 2 weeks) - and tonight I just found out we're pregs! So I thought I'd share a few of my symptoms, even though I don't know the official dpos... as I didn't track them.

Here it goes...
My cycle is 35 days... I ovulated around cycle day 18-21.  During the week around this time, my hubby and I tried approx every other day. Around 2 dpo, I started spotting... It was even red at times, but mostly brown.  This continued for approximately 7 days, and was strongest at the start.  It was strong enough that I needed to wear panty liners.  I was worried by this because I couldn't find anyone else on here with this symptom. After that, my CM was almost non-existent, and I even thought I might have a yeast infection one day, because I was dry and itchy.  This feeling cleared up in a day or two.  In the past few days my CM has returned and is a creamy texture/colour.

Some of my other symptoms include...
Very vivid dreams. I never remember my dreams normally, but lately, every time I woke up, I would know exactly what I had dreamed. (I even dreamed I got my period one night... luckily, woke up and still didn't have it).

At around 9 dpo, I had very severe period cramps in my lower back... This is normally how I feel the day before I get my period. Around this same time, I had a crazy flip out on my hubby. (Over nothing big at all). I was crying and screaming.  The hormones were on a rampage I tell you.

Around 9-13 dpo, my bbs did seem bigger.  They didn't hurt at all, and weren't tender, but definitely were fuller than normal. And a few blue veins were more pronounced.

That's pretty much all I can remember, but I did have an inkling for most of the time that something was up.  Something just seemed different this month. Normally I spot for a week leading up to my period.  This didn't happen this time (I spotted a week earlier - perhaps ovulation bleeding? Not sure).

I tried a ton of dollar store HPTs before I finally started getting faint lines.  The first few were VERY faint, but nonetheless there.  Strangely, my afternoon tests were darker lines than my first morning urine (which are recommended on the box). Finally the hubby told me to buy a digital test from the drug store so the anticipation would be over, and there it was! Pregnant 2-3 weeks!

Good luck to all you ladies! Hopefully some of my symptoms are things you are feeling these days! :D

Very Weird Cycle => BFP!

I think this is a great example for ladies who are frustrated by their irregular cycles, and are worried it might mean they don't conceive right away.  Sorry for the length, but I think it's reassuring!

A little background: I have been charting and obsessing over my cycle since my husband and I got married.  In all honesty, I think it was detrimental to our sex life and added unnecessary stress to both of our lives.  In order to keep up the data collection but not worry about it, we made a little Excel program that allowed each of us to alternate symptothermal inputs, but that wouldn't let us see the pattern until after the cycle completed.  On our first month of "no-stress-conception" (which was, I must admit, a bit rabbit like -- woohoo! :P), and during a very weird cycle, bam -- BFP last week, at 18DPO.  Four of them, actually.  Haven't been to the doc yet (going in two days), but super upbeat and eager to start getting some real tests/scans!

My cycle was perhaps two short cycles, or one long cycle with breakthrough bleeding.  I am leaning toward two short cycles: one 27-day anovulatory (no temp spikes/erratic) followed by a short, scant period; then, another where I seem to have ovulated on CD8, as after that day my temps spiked and stayed high for 18 days.  I had a hunch (the DH even called it), but when no AF came, I knew I had to test.  Of course, this could all change if it turns out that scant period was actually implantation bleeding when I get a fetal age, but I am skeptical, as I never spiked in temps afterward and actually had a BFN (took it just in case) about a week after the bleeding stopped.

Here are the symptoms I've had since that CD8 temp spike:

1DPO-7DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary.
8DPO: Revolted by the smell of peanut butter (which I normally love but now appears to, sadly, be one of my pregnancy aversions!).
9DPO-18DPO: VERY wet discharge, abnormal for me.
14DPO-18DPO: Nauseous/food aversion.  Had to force myself to eat.
14DPO: Strong cramping, extremely irritable.
15DPO: Extremely irritable, VERY sore upper lady bits.
15DPO: Started strongly craving meat (and I'm a vegetarian!).
18DPO: One positive BFP!  Booked a doctor's visit.
20DPO: Crazy nosebleed (also abnormal for me, as I've never had one in my life), second BFP!

Anyway, hopefully the doctor can shed some more light on what went on with me this go 'round, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that I'm preggers!  Have had zero bleeding, just a bit crampy, nauseous, and emotionally insane since then.

I hope this information helps wannabe-moms that are nervous about their crazy, erratic cycles.

-Ashley

BFP on First Try!

I feel the need to share my TWW symptoms after having read through everyone else's so many times.  I do not know the exact day I ovulated (did not use an OPK), so I am just going to jumble them all together!  All of these occurred after my "fertile period" (I was basing this on my EWCM)
BD 2 days before EWCM
BD 1 day before EWCM
BD on last day of EWCM

-Headache (slight tension each evening for a few nights in a row.  I do not get headaches so this was weird for me)
-Cramping (lots of cramping coming from what felt like my right ovary at first, then sometimes from the left, then all over my uterus area.  Was very mild but noticeable.  When gardening about a week after BD'ing, had to stop because the cramps got more intense.)
- Moody/Emotional (had a couple of random breakdowns, but I attributed this to the stress of waiting).
- Did NOT have any unusual CM (and believe me, I was checking for it)
- The day I tested, BBS felt bigger than normal, but not sore.  Did not have sore BBS at ALL and still don't.
- Took FRER 2 days before missed period (at night) and got a faint BFP!
- Took a digital the next morning and another BFP!

This was our first month trying and I wasn't convinced it could happen this quickly, especially since I did not experience the creamy CM or the sore BBS.  We did use Preseed, which I would definitely recommend.  I send prayers and baby dust to all of you out there trying!  THINK POSITIVE :)

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