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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.

Miracle BFP...!

I have been a bit of a lurker for a while, reading many of the stories on here and have been touched by them. Since I just got my BFP this morning, which was really surprising, I thought I would share my story, in hopes that those who have been TTC will not lose their hope!

DH and I had been NTNP/TTC for a little over a year. My cycles are generally about 32 days, but they are a bit irregular. About 6 months ago, I went through a cycle where I seriously "felt pregnant" and was late for about a week, but DH was not quite convinced and ended up proving me wrong when I got a BFN and AF came.

This cycle, I tried not to obsess about my symptoms and was beginning to think AF would come. But red flags went up when I began spotting on CD37 which then continued on CD39 and into the middle of the night before stopping. Even the cm pretty much dried up. I was starting to believe that I ovulated REALLY late. AF was supposed to come around 10/22 or so. I had read somewhere it's best to test two weeks after the missed period here in Korea, so I waited until then. It was a bit hard at times, but I tried to keep my mind distracted. We dtd on CD20 and CD28.

Didn't track closely, so here's a list of what I felt at times:

indigestion, tiredness, mild cramping, breast tenderness and soreness, nip sensitivity, some random pain and discomfort around the pelvic bone, into the upper right leg, some pulling behind my belly button just a couple times.

Most of the time it was incredibly similar to what I have normally felt before my period.

I had decided to take a test last Monday, but DH told me I should wait until Friday, which is tomorrow. However, yesterday he told me to try testing this morning, so I used my FMU. I used the PIAC method and I was barely taking the tester out when the test line had a strong streak within the first 5 to 10 seconds.

I have since felt more pregnant than ever and my symptoms have become stronger. Even cm picked up a bit again. Could it be due to the fact I know I'm pregnant for sure? At least I wasn't imagining it this time.

Anyway, the reason I call this a miracle BFP is because we were told by a couple doctors that it would be incredibly difficult to conceive naturally or with insemination and were strongly recommended to use IVF. Yet even then the possibility was still not too high. I had wanted to get pregnant naturally and chose to just leave it to God/Jesus to do the impossible, since nothing is impossible for Him. We were shocked this morning and are still in a small state of disbelief, but are very grateful for this blessing. Especially since we haven't been TTC very long, compared to some women on here.

Long story short, even if the doctors tell you there's not much of a chance to get pregnant, don't stop believing and praying! Miracles DO happen!! For those who have been waiting longer, don't give up hope and just pray, and wait for His timing! The grace and power of God is truly amazing. All glory to Him. He is in control!

Here's to hoping this sticks!

Note: Ignore the strand of hair in the pic, haha.

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BFP after 1.5 years! Second pregnancy.

I've been meaning to post this since I got my BFP a few weeks ago because I know how much these posts helped me get through those rough two weeks every month for the last two years. First though, a little back story... This is my second pregnancy. My first is almost four and was delivered by emergency-C due to being breech and going into labor before my scheduled surgery. After giving birth I have gone through the most terrible period every month, like TERRIBLE! Spotting for three days before my flow, clots as big as my thumb for three more full days, "regular" bleeding for five more days and then spotting for three more days. EVERY MONTH. I couldn't leave the house on clot days as I would leak every time. Just within the last few months I was diagnosed with adenomyosis via MRI. I don't know if that has anything to do with me not getting pregnant for so long when the first one only took two months, but I feel like it did. I had an HSG done last month on my CD 13. The fluid ran through like it was suppose to, but I feel like it "cleared" the path and that it wasn't clear before the procedure. There is no way to tell really. I conceived a few days later and couldn't be happier!

As for symptoms.... My breasts are always tender before my period, but they were EXTRA tender for sure. It was CD 27 when I knew something was up. There were two BIG signs.

1. I had heartburn DURING sex
2. I started crying my eyes out after orgasm....

I took a test first thing the next morning and got a BFP!

Happy baby dancing to all and good luck!

Bfp after 7 months TTC!

For those of you who take just a little longer to get pregnant--don't lose hope! After 6 months I had totally convinced myself something was wrong. I got a suuuuuper faint Bfp before bed 10 dpo and a less faint Bfp with FMU 11 dpo. I was convinced AF was on her way because my breasts were no longer super sore and I had a dip in my bbt. I really didn't have too many symptoms but here is what I can remember:
1-7 dpo: sore boobs which happens every month
8 dpo: fluttering feeling in my pelvis, bad gas
9-10 dpo: AF like cramping, sore lower back, boobs no longer sore, waves of heartburn and nausea. I also had some super crazy dreams the last few nights.
So if you don't get pregnant right away and don't have a ton of symptoms...keep the faith! Sending love to all you ladies!

af SEVEN days LATE before first BFP at 39 years old!!!

After my third baby was born I suddenly gained 50 lbs after being small all my adult life. I didn't have a single period from getting pregnant all the way to his second birthday! About 6 months ago most of the weight disappeared and AF returned and hasn't skipped a beat until we started ttc. My cycles have been 28 days, and this past month I tried to use opts for the first time. I got a million negs during the time I thought I should have been ovulating but went with my instincts anyway. We bd'd on cd10,12,13,14 and then we got company and didn't get the chance again. I had some 'sorta-maybe symptoms' but over all I was not expecting a bfp. What a shock! Look at this weirdness:
3 dpo-15 dpo lotion cm started but not enough for undie touchdown, and high cp
8dpo bfn
9dpo bfn
10dpo bfn
11 dpo bfn
12 dpo bfn
13 dpo bfn
By this point I got too scared to test. I knew if I did AF would show and I would be upset with myself for not secretly meeting my oh in the closet for secret bd while his family sits down stairs.
AF was due 14 dpo but she didn't show.......cp was still high,softish and cloudy cm, not abundant or anything, slightly sensitive nips like AF is mounting her broom headed my way. Last night at 20 dpo, AF still not here, I tested at midnight. BIG FING FAT NEG. not a trace. Even when I looked through my kids lighted ear scope thingy!!!!hahahahaha! I give up....until this morning and did a fmu and guess what!?!? There it is! Two lines. Now, a bunch of tests and 4 hours, it is really, really true! First bfp 21 days after LAST BD!!!!
Good luck to each and every one of you. I have been secretly following you all for over 10 years!

BFP 9/10 DPO

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I am over the moon, thanking God and feeling so blessed. We have been TTC #2 for about 5 months. Mirena removal 5/5. Took 2.5 months to even get positive OPK! I followed this site obsessively (like I do everything! lol) for both pregnancy TTC periods, and promised myself I would share... Just because your stories really lifted my spirits when I needed it! Anyway I also did a few things different this go around, and I hoped maybe it would be helpful to others as well. Heres a list of extra things I did... some different, some carry over from last month(s):

-vitex (second month)
-prenatal (been taking forever, just stopped breastfeeding)
-fish oil 2x per day
-vitamin C
-light exercise (either yoga or long walk) at least 5 times per week
-softcups (!) (with postcoital orgasm)
-legs up at least 30 minutes during fertile week
-OPKs 2 times per day
-BD EOD during fertile week (started about 5 days before positive OPK)
-leafy green salad every day in TWW

OK so I guess that list may be annoying... I didnt realize how much I did until I just listed. Anyway so after BD EOD, the wait begins. As many stories have said, I actually had less symptoms this TWW than others, where I was convinced I was prego, just to see lame AF. Here are a couple things out of the ordinary:

-less cramps and pressure than usual from 1 dpo on
-feeling emotional and tired from from 1 dpo on
-bloody nose and bloody gums 5 dpo (weird for me!)
-slightly more hungry than usual 7 dpo
-serious IBS issue at 7 dpo (almost didnt make it... sorry TMI!)

So I seriously was hoping not to test until day of missed period (tomorrow), but couldnt resist. Tested 8/9 dpo with a BFN (although I seriously thought I saw a shadow of something... stared for a long time). Finally BFP today at 9/10 DPO with FRER. Totally visible line, not even a squinter. Note: I am not sure of exact O day because I dont temp. I think I O'd the second or third day after positive OPK, hence the 9/10 dpo.

Anyway, I am sending so much happy sticky baby dust to all on this site. Thank you for yuor stories and kindness. I am also keeping my fingers crossed since it is still early days. Feel free to hit me with any questions on my regimen... (as I have done to others). Thanks again! xoxoxo

BFP today after a squinter yesterday!! Symptom recap!

Hi Everyone!
Just got my BFP today. I posted other stories on "Do you think I'm Pregnant" and everyone voted no!! So doubters, here ya go:

Only had sex ONCE this month!!! Conceived on our first try, just like with my DD 5 years ago! 28 day cycle, no health issues. I'm 35, DH is 40

BD: Friday Oct 9 at midnight. Laid straight for 30 min, then got up to clean up.
Satuday: nothing
Ov day: sharp pain on left side, Sunday at 1:00 pm
1DPO: EWCM
2DPO: nothing
3 DPO: headache
4 and 5 DPO: headache and lotion CM. Exhaustion and tender BB's
6 and 7 DPO: above symptoms with itchy skin all over body and runny nose
8 DPO: above symptoms plush a gush of watery CM. Literally thought I peed. Still scratching skin and blowing nose. Did a two year expired Equate test in the am, FMU. BFN!! had some nausea throughout the day and burping
9 DPO: test in the morning FMU- very faint line on a dollar store test. So faint I had to tweak it to convince myself. Waves on nausea and more lotion CM. Burping!
10 DPO : repeated the dollar store test with FMU. BFN???!!! In a panic, tear open a Sobey's (Our Compliments) brand test and pour the well of pee I collected over it! I didn't think I would have enough. Stared at it.... BFN???!! Threw it under the sink and Went back to bed praying I'm just testing to early, or my urine was too dilute. Lay there looking up values for BHCG at 10 dpo. Decided to get up and toss test in trash before husband saw it.

I reach under the sink, dump out my bag of pee sticks and WHAT DO I SEE????

*****BFP!!!********

I didn't give the damn thing a chance to develop! Strong beautiful pink line!! Crying and praying on bathroom floor. So happy!
Now, I have an elaborate plan to surprise my hubby!!! I think he suspects though, since he has been asking why I am craving meat and sleeping so much.... LOL!
Looking forward to more testing in the coming days.

Sending positive vibes, prayers and baby dust for all you deserving Mommies to be!

Loved reading all of these stories, and just got my BFP!

Husband and I have been TTC baby #2 for 5 months. I admire the determination of all you ladies who have had to wait much longer than me.

I am on a typical 28-day cycle and we BD'd for 4 days before ovulation and on day of ovulation. I didn't do any temp tracking or cm tracking, just went off of previous months and a couple different tracker apps. Just to be on the safe side, we BD'd a couple days after ovulation, just in case I miscalculated the ovulation day.

Loved reading your ladies' symptoms and gave me hope! So, hopefully my story can help give someone else hope too. I didn't have the typical nausea, sore boobs, mood swings, food aversions, or a "gut feeling." So I was losing my mind during these last 2 weeks, just hoping for a miracle!

ovulation- bladder infection in the morning, but downed cranberry juice like nobody's business (I wasn't going to let this month slip by because of a stupid UTI), bloated, bad headache, lightheaded in the morning
2dpo- cramps really bad, sore throat and runny nose in morning, vivid dreams
3dpo-mild cramps, gassy, bloated, slight pulling on lower right abdomen
4dpo-dull lower backache, heartburn in the evening, tender nips at night (maybe from not wearing bra to bed?)
5dpo- vivid dreams, tender nips
6dpo- heartburn before lunch, weird feeling in stomach after dinner (not nauseous, almost like butterflies), insomnia
7dpo- vivid dreams, weird twinges in stomach middle of day
8dpo- bloated, sore throat in morning
9dpo- heartburn, painful stomach ache early in morning, weak appetite, thirsty
10dpo- BFN, tired, insomnia, red spots on face (but not pimples, just little red dots)
11dpo- BFN
12dpo- BFN, AF-like cramps
13dpo- very faint positive on 3 cheap internet tests, bloated, mild cramping
14dpo- aunt flow supposed to show, but nothing!
15dpo- very faint positive on cheap internet test, bloated, very hungry when I woke up, started to become more aware of smells

Hope my story can help a few ladies out there who have similar symptoms. I got discouraged halfway through because of the lack of pregnancy symptoms that are "common", but I just kept telling myself that until AF shows up, I could still have hope. Feeling very blessed! Lots of sticky baby dust to all you ladies :)

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Few symptoms, implantation dip, standard BFP 11DPO

This is my second cycle TTC and my first month charting BBT (not digitally, just in a little notebook). I got a standard BFP at 11dpo evening with a 2.5 hour hold. The list below includes temp by day right before and after ovulation, and my symptoms by DPO. I'm excited about my BFP, but cautious considering the 15% miscarriage chance for women under 35. Please send me sticky baby dust!

I didn't have sore boobs, or extreme nausea, or any of the stereotypical pregnancy symptoms. The only major, recurring indicators I had were unusual pelvic cramps, an uneasy feeling in my stomach, and an "implantation dip" at 9DPO.

CD14: Temp 97.3. Negative OPK. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD15: Temp unknown (forgot to temp). Light line on OPK in morning. Stronger OPK in afternoon. Positive OPK in evening. Watery CM. No visible EWCM. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD16: Temp 97.2. Light line on OPK in morning. Watery CM. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD17: Temp 97.3. Negative OPK. I assume I ovulated on this day but waited until temps confirmed. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD18 (1 DPO): Temp 97.7. Glue-like/sticky CM that was present when wiping. No symptoms. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD19 (2 DPO): Temp 97.7. A little creamy CM. No symptoms. BD'ed with Astroglide TTC lubricant.
CD20 (3 DPO): Temp 98.0. A little creamy CM. No symptoms.
CD21 (4 DPO): Temp 97.8. A little creamy CM. No symptoms.
CD22 (5 DPO): Temp 98.0. Cramping like ovulation on both sides. A little lightheaded. An "uneasy" feeling in stomach (not nausea, but a nervous feeling). A bit of heartburn.
CD23 (6 DPO): Temp unknown (forgot to temp due to some drinks the night before...drink til it's pink). CM is a bit like EWCM (shiny on toilet paper when I wipe). More cramping, a bit stronger "pulling," still near ovaries. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continues. Skin is very oily and breaking out. Felt cold and hot intermittently.
CD24 (7 DPO): Temp unknown (forgot to temp). Creamy CM visible in underwear. Pulling cramps continue. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continue. Skin is very oily. Felt cold and hot intermittently. I bent over to put food in my cat's bowl, and when I stood back up, I had a serious cramp in my pelvis near my left ovary. I had to bend over again and let the cramp subside before standing up again. This was the first moment that I felt I might be pregnant.
CD25 (8 DPO): Temp 98.3. More creamy CM. Pulling cramps strengthen. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continue. Felt cold and hot intermittently.
CD26 (9 DPO): Temp 97.6. I guessed this may be the mythical "implantation dip," but could only hope until later temps. More creamy CM. Pulling cramps strengthen. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continue. Pregnancy test is BFN.
CD27 (10DPO): Temp 98.0. More creamy CM. Pelvic cramps continue. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continue. Emotional (snapping at coworkers). Noticed slightly heightened sense of smell.
CD28 (11DPO, today): Temp 98.1. AF due tomorrow. More creamy CM. Pelvic cramps continue. Uneasy feeling and light heartburn continue. Emotional. I now experience the strong cramp in my pelvic region when I laugh, or bend backwards, or go pee, or have a bowel movement, or do pretty much anything. The cramps are not painful, but they are present. I am having AF symptoms like backache and hips aching, so I was convinced I was out this month. I told DH I was having AF symptoms and was sad about it. Made a big dinner and decided to have a beer with it. I had a few sips, and then thought it would be a good idea to test to be sure I wasn't pregnant. I took an "early" internet cheapie test (10miU), left the room for about three minutes, then came back and saw a standard positive (top pregnancy test in picture). I repeated a cheapie test and then took a FRER. All three were positive within three minutes. DH seems quite stunned, shocked, and is pretty much in denial, HA!

DH and I BD'ed every day from CD12 until my second day of temp rise (CD19). We did NOT use the brand "Preseed," but we did use the Astroglide TTC lubricant. It was great stuff (DH wants to use it when we're not TTC). I used half a tube internally 15 minutes before BD, and then used the rest on him before BD. I have been taking prenatals for four months (Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal 3/day, Baby n Me Herb Free 2/day, Wiley's Finest Peak EPA fish oil 1 pill 2x a week, Wiley's Finest prenatal DHA 1 pill 5x a week).

I hope this story helps someone and gives them hope...sticky baby dust to all.

BFP after Chemical Pregnancy

Well this pregnancy started off a bit odd! I don't know my exact dates because my cycles are pretty wonky. But I can tell days of the week ;)

Thurs (9/17) - Notice sensitive breasts. I only get this when I'm pregnant. Take a FRER and get a SUPER faint line. I'm hopeful even though I had a chemical last month.
Fri (9/18) - Take a FRER with FMU and it's again SUPER faint. Yay! It's getting darker though. And I have a sensitive sense of smell
Sat (9/19) - Dark enough to take a photo. Woot woot! Sore BB, crampy
Sun (9/20) - It's MUCH lighter than yesterday :( Sore BB, crampy
Mon (9/21) - Gone. Completely gone. DAMMIT. Another chemical. I was super bummed but just accepted it. Sore BB, crampy still
Tues (9/20) - Really bad heartburn in the evening. I never get heartburn until the very end of pregnancy. Sore BB still, and still crampy
Wed (9/21) - Really bad heartburn in the evening again and SUPER angry with my children. (poor kids) Sore BB and still crampy
Thurs (9/22) - Ok seriously? This heartburn is unreal. Sore BBs still and still cramping. What in the world?!
Fri (9/23) - Decide to take another test just for shits and giggles. Walmart cheapie this time and see a faint line. What the?! OMG!

Continued taking various tests because I've had SO many losses. I'm guessing I'm 5w4d, but I could be totally off. The FRER test line is so dark that the control line is basically not even there.

Best of luck ladies!

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GOD ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS! OUR TESTIMONY

***WARNING*** THIS WILL BE LONG! THIS STORY HAS BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING AND I AM SOOOO GLAD TO FINALLY BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL, PLEASE NOTE. I BELIEVE IN GOD AND THIS TESTIMONY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON MY FAITH IN JESUS!! I hope I can encourage someone that God has a plan for all of us and there is so much beauty in waiting upon him, we just don't always see it when we are in the process! We have been trying for almost 4 years and now have our BFP!

So this is the back story..... I am 32 years old. I just turned 32 on September 23. When I was about 15 years old I began to notice an absence in my periods. I was slightly over weight but nothing too major. No one really seemed concerned and here and there I would get it so I wasn't too worried. I was distracted with being a teenager, and was actually heading down a pretty destructive path of being promiscuous, drinking and doing drugs. When I was 16 I was in a long term relationship up until about 19, we had unprotected sex all the time and I was actually shocked that I never ended up pregnant. THANK GOD! It was an awful relationship! We ended up breaking up.

Anyways at 19 I decide I'm tired of being overweight and I decide to make a lifestyle change, so I start eating right and exercising about 3 x a week. Right away within the first month my periods returned (I was not aware at the time what PCOS was, or that I even had it, and that working out and exercising would work in my favour). So that whole year I drop about 50lbs. At 20 I begin a new relationship with a guy I actually grew up with, to my shock I ended up pregnant (this was 2004) within 3 months of being with him. He was addicted to drugs, bad news all around but I was "in love". I gave birth to my son in 2005 who I just adore and love, I married his dad and we were in the process of divorcing within 6 months. It was a mess and it hurt me deeply for so long.

So fast forward a few more years and I meet my DH, we date for 3 years. I take things extremely slow. We eventually got married! We decided we wanted to start on children straight away as I had a feeling there might be some complications with me. Upon research I started suspecting I had PCOS (I was over weight again and the periods started disappearing, they would never come back unless I ate right and exercised). I ate right, lost a bunch of weight again...We tried for one year and nothing, finally I visited my OB/GYN and we did testing. It was determined that on my end I had PCOS. We were told there was nothing we could do and that we would need intervention with Clomid, Metformin, or IVF if all else failed.

I was very new in my faith and I didn't know what to do. I would pray and cry and ask God over and over again to help me. Oneday my husband and I were at a church function and the pastor who we barely new came upto us and started praying over us. We never told him our situation or anything and when he prayed over us he said God was showing him we were seeking a healing and he said that our prayers would be answered and that they would not be answered by any doctor, any medication, any institution that God himself would answer this request. We still never told the pastor our issue we just believed in the prayer and what God said and went home.
Soon after this I had a dream. I had a dream I was trying to climb this huge mountain. I was struggling and Jesus appeared on the mountain beside me and he said "Take my hand, I will help you across the mountain". I told him if I let Go I will fall and he said no "I will not let you fall take my hand". I didn't know that the mountain at that time was us trying for a child and overcoming it with his help.

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