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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 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!!!

BFP Au Naturale with Male Factor

I want to share a Male Factor Infertility story with you and everyone else.

In September 2003 my husband had a sperm analysis done and his sperm count was 12 million and his mobility of his sperm (swimmers) was only 10%. It was very bad news.

We were told by his Urologist and 3 other INFERTILITY doctors that we had a LESS THAN 5% chance of DH being able to get my pregnant. And we were told the only hope of possible concieving was with ICSI. So in December 2003 we did the long hard process of IVF with ICSI and it failed. We decided to never do it again because of emotional and financial reasons.


March 2004 the day after Easter my period (which is always 28 days and never late) was 1 day late and because I had some leftover pregnancy tests I tested with FMU and BFP !!!!!!

It was such a surprise and we werent even trying and we had a beautiful son born in November 2004.

Miracles CAN AND DO happen!!!!!! Our story is proof doctors are not always right!

BFP Au Naturale (Endo, BCP until ready to TTC)

I'm still in a bit of shock I think. I can't believe it happened!

My last lap was in May 2003 and my hysterscopy was in late March 2005. We were using BCP's continuously (no period ever) to control my endo until we were ready to start trying.

What I did:

-did my best to before but my was over a week later than last cycle and I had actually given up on getting pregant this cycle and told my DH that I didn't know when I was going to at that point and that if we could, we should but not to worry about it. (we had been having way more sessions than we were used to and it was kinda hard to just go thru the motions without actually being "in" to it, ya know? Anyway, 2 days since we had last 'd and I assumed DH really needed a break but he surprised me and it was one of the best nights we'd ever had! Turns out, I 'd the next day!

-I was on top for a change (remember, I had given up this cycle) but as soon as we were done, I rolled over and propped my bottom up a bit on a pillow for 25 mintues (just in case! )

So that was it. Nothing really special. We did did use a little KY, but not internally. I take prenatal vitamins but nothing else. I did not use OPK's or a fertility monitor. Just basic charting.

I honestly am in shock. I fully expected it to take forever and part of me wondered if I'd ever get pregant.

My symptoms were that my breasts & nipples were tender, tingly, and burning off and on thru out the day, almost every single day since I 0'd. About 4-5 DPO I woke up smelling mexican food and craving it at 1:30 in the morning, I was tired a lot, and 9DPO, I was dizzy once or twice. I also had a metalic taste in my mouth on 9DPO just before I went to bed. I've also been hungrier than normal. But mainly, it was the breasts that felt so different. If I didn't get a I was going to wonder what was going on with me because I didn't remember my cycles ever causing this much breast tenderness!

Oh, and I have had lots of pain. Not sure if it is from Endo or typical for pregnancies, but I've had both Left and Right Ovary pain pretty much every day and have also had some mild AF type cramps.

Hope that answers ya'll's questions. Feel free to ask more if you want. I go to the doctor's office for a test today. They told me they don't do blood tests unless you are late for your period and the urine test comes back negative. I took a HPT this morning with FMU and it was a much darker line (though not as dark as the control line) than my previous two tests were.

BFP after Miscarriage/D&C at 10 weeks

I m/c in Aug 05. We were not trying to get preg because my daughter was only 11 months old when we conceived in June. I was on b/c and still nursing my daughter until July when we found out we were preg. We were so very excited until I started spotting in Aug. Four days after the spotting I had a D&C. I was at 10 weeks and our baby did not have a heartbeat. We decided to start trying again right away with the permission and suggestion of our doctor. At my follow up appointment, he said eh expected to see us before Christmas. I had my first period on Sept 18. I was a little disappointed, but didn't really figure I would conceive right away. Well I expected my next period on Oct 16. I tested on Oct 13 and again on Oct 15. 11 dpo and 13 dpo. I got a neg on 11 dpo and a bfp on 13 dpo. at 14 dpo I had some spotting when I wiped. Dr said it was probably because it was the day I was due to start my period but he had me come in for blood tests. 15 dpo my hCG levels were at 291. 2 1/2 days later at about 18 dpo, they were at 862! The doctor was very pleased. I am praying everyday that we get to keep this little baby. I miss the other one so bad. It is funny how you love something so much before you ever even meet them....

BFP Naturally, 7 mo post-lap, Endo

Hi there. I had a lap in March 04. I had mild endo (REs are getting away from using the stages) on both ovaries which my RE removed and an adhesion had pinned my right ovary to the back of my pelvis. My RE was very happy about the mild endo and said to try naturally for 2 mos and then we would move to clomid.

I had no desire to take can be very bad for endo sufferers particularly those with endo on their ovaries. It's like pouring gasoline on a fire. I understand that femara/letrozole is a much safer ovulation stimulant for endo sufferers.

Instead, I made dietary changes - no sugar, low carb, lots of healthy protein and minimal dairy. Any dairy or meat consumed was organic. Also took Essential Fatty Acid supplements, flax seed supplements and bee pollen. Acupuncture became a big part of relaxation and getting my body back in balance.

I did not get pg in 2 mos, but decided I wanted to avoid medications etc for the time being.

I got pg naturally on my Sept cycle - 7 mos post lap. I highly recommend looking into dietary changes and other methods before taking medications that can really mess up your already ailing body. It needs time to heal and get back in balance.

BFP Au Naturale (Endo, 2 Laps, failed IUIs)

Hi all!
I have severe endometriosis (so far have had it lasered off pouch of douglas, left ovary, bowel, liver, bladder). I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.

This was my time line.

March 2003 - start TTC
May 2003 - Laparoscopy due to severe pain ie spending AF in hopsital with the pain (after being off pill for a year).
May 2003 - diagnosed with severe endometriosis
Sept 2003 - conceived naturally
October 2003 - M/c'd
January 2004 - conceived naturally
February 2004 - M/c'd
Sept 2004 - IUI with no drugs - BFN
Oct 2004 - IUI with peurogen self injections (3 eggs) - BFN
Nov 2004 - 2nd Laparoscopy with hystercoscopy and dye testing (tubes clear, endo on bowel, liver, bladder, left ovary, pouch of douglas)
December 2004 conceived naturally
Present - 29 weeks pregnant
EDD 1 September 2005!!!!!!!

I am very lucky that the laparoscopies worked for me.
Good luck all!!!!

Conceived Naturally after Infertility

We conceived au naturale thankfully, but I truly thought it would never happen. We had talked of having a baby since we got married but DH kept putting it off. Finally in November 2004, I just stopped taking my birth control. DH knew but never said anything about it. Before he'd always make sure I took it. This time he never said anything. In February, I started looking around the net and came across Fertility Friend and American Baby. I immediately joined up, even though we weren't officially trying. I started tracking my cycle and I think in March of 2005, I had a cycle that was 21 days. I was so worried that something was wrong. From reading up everything I could find, I figured I was ovulating okay, because my cycle wasn't really irregular. It was just short. I even had significant ewcm, but after tracking cm and ovulation pains and my period, I learned that I am extremely regular, I just ovulate early (CD10/11). After months of nothing, even though I had been trying to time our sex for when I knew I was ovulating, I decided to talk to an OBGYN about it. I went at the end of August 2005, he decided that I'm ovulating since I was so regular, I could count on my period showing up on exactly the day I predicted it would. So I was scheduled for an HSG. Beginning of Sept 2005, I had my HSG and everything came out fine. The next step was convincing DH to get a SA done. That was tough. And it never actually happened. Along comes January 2006 and I thought, okay, it's been over a year since I went off BCP, something has to be going on. I decided that cycle to start temping. I'd only been charting cm and o pains for the most part. So I got a BBT and started tracking my temp. DH still wasn't convinced that something was wrong. He was still in the mind that it would happen when the time is right and I just needed to not worry about it. But come on, when do we not worry about these things. So I finally convinced him to get his SA. It was even scheduled. I Ovulated on Jan 28, and later that same day, jumped on a plane to the other side of the country for a week long business trip. I kept temping while out in California. I met up with a friend at 3dpo and was telling her my "symptoms" as if I had any that early. LOL! She said she had a good feeling about this cycle for me. I was like whatever. I'd pretty much given up. I was convinced that it just wasn't meant to be.

Although, I was excrutiatingly sore from all the walking I did during that trip, but only took Tylenol. Hmmm, subconsiously I knew maybe. I got home and after a week of being apart, we just couldn't hold out till DH's SA, so we ended up having sex and had to cancel the SA that was scheduled for Tuesday morning. I was horribly upset that he couldn't hold his end dof the deal. But I figured that was just one more sign that it wasn't meant to be. I had already scheduled another appt with the OBGYN for the following Friday, figuring the SA results would be in and we could discuss the results and were to go from there. I meant to cancel it since we had nothing to discuss with no SA results to look at but work and life got in the way and I never cancelled the appt. The Friday morning of the appt was the day before AF was due. I still hadn't cancelled and was planning on calling them later that day. But that morning something in me decided to test. I was figuring I'd see the "Not Pregnant" on the digital test and be able to move on with the cycle even though AF was still a day away. I set the test on the sink and turned my back. Imagine my surprise when I zipped my pants and turned around to see the word "PREGNANT" on that digital test. I couldn't believe my eyes! It came up pretty quick. I was in shock and expecting it to magically say "Not", but it never did. I was crying, shaking and so nervous, I could hardly breathe. So I called the OBGYN office and they said keep the appt. I took a picture of the test and took it with me to show the doctor! I was so giddy!

He skipped the urine test and ordered a quant blood test. He also did my pap that same day. I waited all day long and finally around 8pm DH came home from work and I surprised him with a book and a picture of the test. Here I am, almost 10 weeks now and loving every minute, except the m/s of course. LOL! Once we got the confirmation from the blood test (Beta was 61 at 13dpo), we called all of our family. We had to wait the whole weekend and the secret was eating us up. We couldn't wait to share our good news! And everyone was thrilled. This is the first granchild for both sides, so it will definitely be a spoiled baby.

Our first u/s was at 7w1d and we saw the heartbeat. We even got to hear the little thing beating. Amazing and strong at 160 bpm. It was all I could hope for.

BFP with Sperm Meets Egg Plan

12 dpo Yesterday I got a BFP with an ANSWER EARLY using FMU but it didn't show up until after the 4 min.

Tested again at 2:30 with ANSWER, EQUATE, FRER all BFP

TESTed again at 6pm with Clear blue easy regular BFP

13 dpo TODAY (Thursday) I tested with Target one step..BFP in less than 1 min symptoms...except for on Tuesday of this week I woke up and the back of my head was wet...NIGHT HOT FLASHES!! must be the temp going up. Nothing else.

WHAT WE DID: SMEP (Sperm Meets Egg Plan) to O....robbitusson 5 days before O until 1 day after....and prayed. I think that's it.

This was our first month TTC...but our 4th month charting and ultimatley I think that is what did it...I had everything timed out perfect because I had timed it all out before and was ready. Infact, last month I had a practice month with OPK's just to get used to them.