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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.

Pregnant at 42(almost 43) au natural

It was the first time I used OPK's.  I have regular cycles at 28 days and I usually ovulate around day 14.  To conceive in the past, I have relied on cervical mucus.  Because of my age I decided to use OPK's and I began a little earlier than the directions stated as I did not want to miss my ovulation.  Well sure enough the opk turned positive on cycle day 10, as the previous two days(cycle day 8 and 9) were negative so I know I caught the surge in time.  We b'd that night and the night after. Here are my symptoms

1-5 dpo nothing much except twinges in my ovaries 6 dpo....major lightning strike type of pain that lasted a few minutes in my uterus area.  I had a feeling it could have been implantation.
7 dpo started to feel very lightheaded and fuzzy, like I was floating.  This happened in my previous two pregnancies so I thought I just might be preggo...also my BB's began hurting especially my nipples, almost like a burning sensation and like the sensation that they are letting down with milk.  My bb's usually dont hurt that much before AF and NEVER this early before.......took a pregnancy test BFN
8-10 dpo started to have a lot of gas and burping.  Still very very lightheaded and dizzy and fuzzy. Also started to feel crampy, not like AF though, just very light and dull and higher up in my uterus instead of down below in my pelvis.  BBs still hurting, especially my nipples, almost felt like a burning sensation.  Also woke up with the craziest driest cotton mouth ever and everything started to taste very metallic that lingered on long after I ate.  Starting to have smell aversions as well and just a little bit nauseous.  Took another pregnancy test still BFN
11 dpo started to get severe heartburn, I never get heartburn ever.
12 dpo started to feel round ligament type of pain, especially when turning over in my bed, like a pulling sensation around my bikini line.  Took another test BFN
13 dpo...started to think I was having a hysterical pregnancy, that I was making up all of the symptoms in my head.  Went to the store tonight and picked up an HPT.  Peed on it and watched it and only saw the one line so I set it down and started making dinner.  Went back a few minutes later and BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BFP after Mirena IUD removal

I had the Mirena IUD for approximately 18 months before deciding to try for another baby. I wasn't sure when I got it placed that I would want anymore children. So the delayed fertility after removal wasn't a concern of mine.That is until my husband saw a little girl in the mall and wanted a sister or brother for our first. So, in June of this year I went and got my coil removed in hopes that I would become fertile at least by the end of the year. I also went and bought some ovulation kits to help me to determine when to try so I wouldn't drive myself crazy with wondering if I could or couldn't be pregnant. It was removed on the 13th of June and I bled immediately. Very similar to a regular period. I wanted to wait until I had at least one normal cyle to start trying. I bled again on July 2nd, again very similar to a cycle. So, I went ahead and put the ovulation kits to use. I used them for a little over two weeks and according to the tests, I never ovulated in July. I took a test anyway on July 30th when my next cycle was due and BFN!!! My cycle ended up being two days late which drove me CRAZY, b/c I thought I really was pregnant. My next cycle started on Aug. 1st., again it seemed to be normal. After no positive ovulation tests I decided to just test myself once the day before my period was due. And another BFN!!! By this time I was convinced it would take my body some time to return to fertility. So, I put away the ovulation kits and decided if its going to happen, it'll happen. My next cycle started on Aug. 29th and it was also "normal". On, Sept.15th I had some weird cramping on my left side similar to ovulation pains. So, I whipped out a test and sure enough I was ovulating!!! My husband was out of town and I was losing it. This was it! We had to get busy and he wasn't home. All I kept thinking was we had sex on the 12th. I hoped his sperm had survived all this time. After all, the books I've been reading say they can survive for up to 7 days. Lets hope that holds true. Anyway, my husband got home on the 19th which was way too late to do the baby dance. So,I waited on my cycle due on Sept. 26th. it never came!!! On the 28th I took a test and, I finally got my BFP!!! I'm 12 weeks along and due in May. To anyone who has had the Mirena, getting pregnant is possible. Don't give up!!! Good luck and baby dust to you all!!!

BFP Naturally after IF Treatments!

Hello! I have found your website very helpful and amazingly enough, I can finally contribute this crazy story!

I am 28, DH is 28. We started ttc #1 in December 2005. No luck after 12 months of trying. All fertility testing (HSG, sperm count, ovulation) came back normal, we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". We got pregnant in February 2007 on our first IUI (natural, no meds), but miscarried at 7 weeks. This year we have been through 3 more natural IUI's, 3 Clomid/trigger shot IUI's (all "textbook perfect") with no success (plus surgery - I had very mild endo removed).

After a 3 month break of no charting or keeping track of anything, we were ready to begin In Vitro this month - I was just waiting for my period to start to begin my meds. Well, that period never came!!! I am 5 weeks today! Talk about shock! So, apparently, during the 2 day window when my husband was home from his business trip, we somehow conceived (well, I know how, /technically/, but you know what I mean!).

The doctor gave us a 1% chance of EVER conceiving naturally, so this has been absolutely amazing! Our family is shocked, everyone was getting prepared for us to go through IVF. We were so close to starting the IVF we are having to get our IVF loan cancelled.

Anyways, even though I had no idea (thought it was impossible) that I could be pregnant, here are some symptoms I have noticed (estimated OV date 09/27/08):

3 DPO: fever blister
6-10 DPO: incredibly thirsty, very unusual
from 11 DPO on: occasional tiredness, going to bed earlier than usual on some days
from 11 DPO on: occasional cramping. The first few days (11-14 DPO) I was expecting AF, and cramps seemed exactly the same. Now they are more varied (poking,
AF cramping, tingles, etc.)
from 14 DPO on: very very gassy!
19 DPO: very very gassy and bloated, heartburn in the evening (I never get heartburn), pretty uncomfortable.

*I had no spotting whatsoever, that I noticed (I had no visible implantation bleeding with my previous pregnancy either, I watched that one very closely).

FYI, my numbers:
4 weeks 4 days = 551 HCG / 23.7 PRO
4 weeks 6 days = 1508 HCG
We are nervous, but hopeful!

That's the story. I hope it gives hope to all those "Unexplained" couples out there!

Thank you!

BFP at 10dpo

I am remarried with three children from previous marriage, ages 5, 10, and 11.

DH vacillated on whether or not to have one of our 'own'. He informed me that he was getting vasectomy on Friday, four days away. He was doing this for me, yes, I know. I'm approaching 35, am a smoker, and have been taking care of the contraception for many years....Allowing something to possibly happen in the next five years considering the risks involved for all seemed irresponsible, and it was now or never.

We knew, because we looked it up, that I would be most likely to conceive on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. And he agreed that if I were to get pregnant during that time, he would be happy, too, as this was his first, last, and only chance to have bio offspring.

It also happens that those three days I'd be off work (I have an apt in a major metro area 1.5 hrs away, where I live when I work) and I'd be home, willing, and able.

Tuesday I noticed EWCM. So I called dh and asked him to bring home a couple bottles of something yummy to drink. As I am not a regular booze person, just a few shots did us both in. We had a wild, passionate, fulfilling night of love. That next day, I just 'knew' it worked.

Oct 26, 28, 29, 30 EWCM/BD

31 dry cm

3-4 dpo nausea on and off, BBT up, creamy cm

4-5 dpo creamy cm, mild cramps, nausea on and off, metal mouth, food tastes funny, dream of BFP

5-6 dpo creamy cm, moderate cramping, BBT up, nausea on and off, metal mouth, food tastes funny, feeling faint/woozy occasionally, tired…

6-7 dpo creamy cm, mild cramping, nausea on and off, metal mouth, woozy, strange dreams, sex (hard to tell cm, but feel wetter than usual)

7-9 dpo uti like symptoms, outside of breasts tender, dizzy at times, hungry, diarrhea, feeling of fullness/bloating, twinges L side, sharp, sex multi times (hard to tell cm, but feel wetter than usual. Cp high

10 dpo ++++++++.

Baby Dust to all!!!

and btw, I've quit smoking to provide the best possible uterus to grow in. now if only i can get dh to quit. haha

BFP Au Naturale after 9 Months TTC

BFP at 13 dpo all naturally

I am 30. This is our 9th month TTC #1 all naturally. Reading through other women's symptoms on this site has really really helped me through my TWW and most of my nine months TTC. Each month I obsessed over everyone else's symptoms, hoping I would have some. It's FINALLY my turn to share. Hope this helps someone else. Here are my symptoms.

-2dpo BD

-1dpo BD

0dpo BD

2dpo BD creamy cm

3dpo Creamy cm

4 - 6dpo == No cm feels very dry. Moody and depressed on and off and crying for no apparent reason. Hungry. Just after finishing breakfast/lunch/dinner wanted to eat again. Hmmm.

7dpo == Odd pinches in uterus in the late evening, lasted about 2 hours on and off. bloated. could not zip up pants. Feeling very agitated. Unable to explain restlessness.

8dpo == BBs feel very dry and itchy. Legs hurt, feel heavy and painful.

9dpo == BBs start to pain today, not the nipples, the sides between the underarm and the areas around the nipple. Odd! Not usual for me. They don't seem any bigger or different than when AF comes. Watery cm not much though. Notice blue veins on BBs and chest. Little cm still watery. Legs still achy.

10dpo == BBs hurting more now, moody, crying, constipated and really bad gassy. CM now creamy, peeing more often, notice its darker than usual .. odd since I drink a lot of water. Woke up sometime in the middle of the night with pins and needles in my left arm :(, that usually happens before AF. Legs not as achy anymore.

11dpo == Same - BBs hurt, moody and depressed and still constipated and gassy

12dpo == Finally BM, feeling relived in the stomach. BBs still hurt. Feel some AF types pains not as severe though. Go away after an hour. Mood pretty okay but really very tired by the evening, can't keep my eyes open. Unusual as internally mind seems active, but physically can't keep eyes open.

13dpo == Had decided not to test until day of missed AF. AF due tomorrow. By mid-afternoon am really restless, decide to give in and test with the very last hpt (first response) I have at home. Did not have the courage to walk in after 3-4 minutes to look at the test. Was sure it would be a let down like all those previous months, Finally decide to walk into the bathroom ... the test has two dark lines!! Can't believe it, go back and look at the instructions, it is a BFP!!!! and it was not even the FMU. Double check with images from this site of others' BFPs to make sure. Yeah Yeah! It is a BFP. Call DH at work while crying, he thinks this month is also a goner as I am crying so hard, I had to repeat it to him 2 times that the test is positive before he realized what I was saying.

14dpo == Wake up at 2am am fully awake, can smell the air in the room! can't go back to sleep the smell is so strong! lots of EWCM. Sinking in slowly now that we are pregnant :) . Starting to have lower back pain, BBs still hurt, but I can take all of this pain now :) Its okay ! Praying that this is a sticky bean.

No nausea, no headaches, not too much tiredness yet.

What I did different this cycle.
- drank a lot of warm water in between meals (6 - 7, 16 oz glasses/day)
- practiced visualizing everyday from O day that sperm enters my uterus, does the bd with the egg, fertilizes it and attaches to the uterine wall.
- prayed and prayed and prayed

All I have to say is that God is GREAT! My journey has had its ups and downs like so many other women. The longing to have a baby has been there for 2 years now, although we have been TTC only 9 months officially. Looking back for every month that we didn't conceive now I feel that much more thankful and happy for the divine blessing. It we hadn't gone through it, the value of this BFP might not have been what it is today. I am humbled by God's magical ways. Its probably just Gods way of doing his miracles.

Baby dust to all!!!

Surprise BFP

Just got my BFP with #3, FMU with a generic early response test (says that it’s comparable to FRER). I’m 9 or 10 dpo, with a 10 day luteal phase. This positive came up really, really fast. Or maybe it was that I was so distracted by the kids that the time didn’t really seem to drag by….. What’s interesting to me is that each pregnancy has begun differently – I had NO symptoms at all with my first (except a positive test and some minor cramps), but with the second I had some dizziness, queasiness, fatigue, and a bloody/crusty nose upon waking every morning. I KNEW I was pg the second time. Had no clue the first. With this one, I would have been equally in the dark had we not been trying –most everything I’ve experienced so far could be dismissed as something else. I had cramping and pulling since 3 dpo – different than AF cramps in that they were rather constant and dull instead of actually painful, and a lot more “pings” and stretches. And again, I’ve had the bloody nose, and slightly sore bbs. I almost never have much change or pain in my bbs either before/during AF or during preg, so when this started happening a little I got suspicious. I also noticed that even though I got my pre-AF migraine last night (which made me question whether to test this AM), my skin did not do its normal breakout thing. In fact, despite the fact that I’m almost 32 years old, I’ve never had such great skin EVER as when I’m pregnant and even 6-8 mos. into nursing. Kind of a big sacrifice for good skin, though :-). With both of my kids I didn’t have true morning sickness problems until 6-8 weeks. Prior to that just a bit queasy or sensitive if I didn’t eat right away, but none of the killer nausea till later. Good luck to everyone!

BFP after BDing on lunch breaks!

Finally got my BFP yesterday and today after around a year of trying naturally. I just turned 29 and hubby turned 30. I think this is the first time the both of us want the weekend to get over faster than ever so I can get my blood test to confirm. Below are symptoms and what we did different.

Added Zinc to my normal doses of Folic and Multivitamins. Popped extra vitamiin C tabs every few days as well. BD'd in the afternoon during our lunch break rather than at night. I really do think that's what did it. Cut out all alcohol and caffiene from diet (except for dark chocolate).

1-4 DPO: nothing (BD'd on CD15 afternoon and went out of town for work that evening for 3 days)
5-7 DPO: BB's sore, headache off and on, normal PMS symptoms
7-11 DPO: lots of CM; thought AF was on her way; very sore BB's; tired, struggled to finish mowing the lawn
12-14 DPO: CM; sore BB's; always break out during PMS, but skin stayed clear
15-17 DPO: usually always love sweets, but craved salt; craved Taco Bell; haven't been there in 5 years.
18 DPO: sore BB's; BFP!!! cried so hard couldn't believe it; ate Taco Bell burritos again for lunch; couldn't get enough
19 DPO: tested again, still BFP!!!

Don't give up girls.... it will come when you least expect it. Baby dust all around!!!!

BFP Au Naturale after 3 yrs TTC

We had been TTC for 3 years. For most of the time we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. During the spern testing for the IUIs the doctor told us that 3 out of the 4 times my husband ahd no normal sperm although he had lots of almost normal sperm. Also my progestrone tested low. (Mind you none of these things showed up the previous years but things change month to month.)

Anyhow, we traveled halfway across America and I drank at several parties figuring that we were on a break and the doctor said we had a "1% chance" of conceiving on our own so I might as well party. I went to talk to her about IVF and went home to talk to my husband about when we should do it and if we had enough money.

Then I noticed some spotting, the first day I kind of ignored it because it was so little that I just didn't think about it. Then I spotted again and I figured my period was coming as usual but then it occured to me that it was 8 days early. Then I got some really, really big zits. The first day I missed my period I went right out and got a pregnancy test.

TWO BLUE LINES! I couldn't believe it! I went in for the blood test on Martin Luther King Day, then again two days later to be sure the levels were rising! THREE years! I can't believe it! We are really excited!

BFP Naturally after Miscarriage

Hi! My name is Amanda and I can't tell you how happy I am to be writing this. I got my BFP last week after 9 months of TTC. We were starting to think it wasn't going to happen. In March of 2005 dh and I lost a baby girl to miscarriage at 14 weeks of pregnancy and it just devistated us beyond words. We decided to start TTC again ASAP and when it didn't happen within the first few months I started trying everything I could think of; OPK's, temping & charting, pre-seed....etc. Every month I was so dissapointed, sometimes to tears.

Last Friday I was having some bad anxiety and didn't know why. Dh and I went to dinner and in the car on the way there I was feeling slightly nausiated and asked dh on a whim if we could stop off and buy a cheap HPT. I wanted to have wine with dinner, and assuming that this month would be another let down, I just figured I'd take the HPT to clear my conscience about drinking. I actually took the test in the bathroom before drinking the wine I had already ordered and to my astonishment I got a light, but very-there, BFP!!!!

I came out of the bathroom shaking like a leaf and without saying a word slid my wine glass over to dh. His eyes perked up and I said, "If this test is right, I'm pregnant!" We were both in total shock. We've taken more tests since the and they were all positive....one I took this Wednesday was VERY dark positive. I am so excited and am hoping and praying that this pregnancy goes well.

What I did differently this month was not chart, temp, OPK or even pay attention to what cycle day it was. Dh and I bd alot, but I honestly didn't have TTC in my head when we did. I was even discussing with one of my friends that I should get put on birth control so getting pg wouldn't even be a possibility so I could get it out of my head all together. Basically I didn't "try" at all for the first time in 9 months and we got pg. Go figure.

I had no out of the ordinary syptoms when I first got my BFP, other than the very slight (almost like car-sickness) nausia. I have it all now...sore BBS, headaches, CP is high and soft, crampiness, and frequent nausia. I never thought I could be so happy to have all that going on :).

To all of you TTC....GOOD LUCK!!! It'll probably happen when you least expect it, so don't give up!

BFP Naturally (after twin IVF pg)

OMG! I don't even know where to begin! OK - here's the short version. I wasn't supposed to be able to get pregnant on my own! We tried for soooo long to get pregnant starting back in 1999. Eventually we tested - I only had one working tube and DH has poor motility, count, etc. They said our chance of getting pregnant would be to do IVF/ICSI. If you can believe it - we were blessed with twins our first IVF cycle!

Fast forward a bit, I had to have intestinal surguries shortly after their birth. My doctors told me that with scarring around my reproductive organs on top of our infertility issues, we will not be able to conceive again without IVF/ICSI. (We no longer have infertility insurance) Well two years later, I didn't give up hope and cycle after cycle was negative... until now! I will go to my OB and RE and do the happy dance and say - NEVER tell someone that it can't happen, because it can!

Here are my symptoms:
Slight AF cramping
Nausea on and off starting around 9 dpo
I can SMELL everything!
Hot, tired, irritable (sorry DH!) LOL

That's it! All I can say to all of you trying is never give up hope! It CAN happen! No - wait - it WILL happen!!!

I just pray this is a healthy, sticky bean! I feel sooo blessed!!!

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