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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.

First BFP

Hi everyone! Just got my BFP this morning... It is mine and DH's first. I was having some hormone issues that have now mostly resolved so hopefully this is a sticky one! I did not have as many symptoms as I thought I would... However, I did have spotting 9DPO which I never do. This cleared up after 2 days. My DH also had a dream that I was pregnant around 7DPO which is VERY weird! He never dreams. I did notice some cramping that was similar to AF coming but not completely the same. I work in a hospital occasionally and the actual smell of the hospital was a little gag-inducing for a couple days. Also, there were a couple days when I felt kind of sick after eating breakfast but I didn't think anything of it.
Praying that this is a sticky bean!!! I am trying not to get too excited yet... :)
**I ovulate around day 18 and my TSH is a little high right now- 3.3- it is being monitored by my doctor because I have had high TSH in the past. Currently I am not taking medication**

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Bfp 14 dpo. First sign of pregnancy yeast infection

Hi ladies! First of all, thank you to this amazing website for keeping us sane (or not sane according to the hubby hahah:p). To all you symptom spotters out there, I understand you! I literally googled everything from sore boobs to cm to cervix position. Lol
I'm 25 and hubby is 26. Ttc for 3 months. Things I did different this month:
Preseed (gotta love it!) and evening primrose oil to increase cm. It worked! Lastly, I charted my basal temp.
Here are my symtoms:
Ovulation day 19: ovulation bleed ( first time that happens)
1 dpo-3 dpo: yeast infection, vivid dreams and small cramps
4 dpo: cold and migraine
5 dpo: craving ruffles. Extreme hunger. Hands were shaking I was so hungry.
6 dpo: cervix very high
7 dpo- 10 dpo: cramps, tingling nipples
11 dpo: implantation spotting. A very small yellowish brown spot of cm when I wiped. Vivid dream that I was pregnant.
12 dpo- 13 dpo: negative hpt. Period cramps. Oh no:( I was 99.9 sure periods were coming. Cervix low, hard and open. No cm, dry! Typical before my periods.
14 dpo: BFP:) the only reason i tested was because for shits and giggles. I had one pregnancy test left.
hoping for a sticky bean :)
Good luck ladies, never give up!

In shock as I'm writing this

So last weekend I was just feeling off. Hard to explain. Very moody and just overall off. I had a pregnancy test and granted it was way early, it was a 6 day sooner frer. And I was just in the beginning of that window. So I said what the heck. Took it and nothing. Out of idk instinct or just desperation, I took it and shined a flashlight to it. With a little extra light and serious squinting I saw a slight faint second line. I was in disbelief. Later that afternoon I went to the store and bought more tests. Took another one and yup, very faint but noticeable second line. Each day I tested and each day the line got stronger and stronger. There were some confusing ones such as a couple blue dyes and 1 digital that were total fails. Af was due Saturday (yesterday) and even texting friends who have had babies to show them my early BFP a lot of what I heard was when you miss your period it's official. Saturday seemed so far away! Well Friday I got the dollar store cheapies and took one yup, positive. Yesterday came and went, one thing that didn't come was my period. So I took my first official missed period poas first thing this morning and bam! No doubt about it BFP. I can't believe how quickly I tested and it showed up. I don't know if that's a good thing or what. I just turned 38 and this would be my first. As far as symptoms the best advice I can say is trust your body more than someone else's. I've read all kinds of symptoms on here and mine were much different but in some cases similar to others. About 2 weeks ago all I remember was feeling extremely tired. More than my normal. Now that I look back I complained to my bf that my bra hurt and when I went to take it off he said it looked like it was digging in. Which that particular bra never had an issue. So maybe boobs were a little swollen. By the end of that week I had interesting little twingy pangs in my left side. Then that weekend I was completely moody. Snapped at my bf for everything. And now here I am. 4 weeks pregnant. I can't believe it. It only took me 2 cycles after going off my pill. I thought because of my age it could or would take longer. I'm trying to embrace every minute of it and not worry too much. I can't wait to keep sharing my progress. :)

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BFP 10DPO Happy Surprise

Firstly thanks ladies for posting all your symptoms and stories which i loved reading xx

We were not trying to conceive however I did track my symptoms due to undiagnosed period issues I had earlier this year. However I am so excited, blessed and grateful even though it is early days!

I am 37 my DH is 25 and we have a 3.5 year old daughter together. We dtd only twice, CD 10 and 16 according to my application cd 16 was ovulation day but cramping said otherwise (was not temping etc). So to help you ladies out by dop....

CD 14-15 cramping left side what I believe ovulation cramp, did dtd cd 10 do it?
Dpo 1 dtd, very creamy white cm
Dpo2 sore BB and nipples
dpo 3 to 5 nothing really, googled no symptoms bit still bfp lol. NO SORE BB
Dpo 6 slight cramping and heavy uterus feeling
Dpo 7 still heavy uterus feeling and stitch for 15 minutes left side.
Dpo 8 creamy yellow cm. Started googling yellow cm pregnancy! I believe this is really a good sign! Plus i got sore thoat (like i did with DD)
Dpo 9 this is where i got light headed feeling (googled that too), tired, light cramping and bb stared to feel ever so slightly sensitive (now thinking something is up, I dont usually get sore bbs around this time.
Dpo10 just feeling different, decided to get test for fum and randomly chose clear blue, went and tested between classes around midday and bam! 1-2 weeks pregnant!
dpo11 very slight bb, MASSIVE headache, creamy CM (since ovulation).

With my DD i had massive implantation cramps for a few hours and a pindrop of IB. sore throat, more tingling BB.

I genrally feel more normal then my weird periods whete i thought i could be pregnant. Everyone is different bit for me heavy feeling, yellowish CM and feeling light headed were big signs. Again still early days but good luck lovelies.

Dpo 9


Hello ladies, about a week ago i posted here my bfp news, after 3 miscarriages we finally conceived again. We are still very very cautious, i dont have my first drs visit till 11/18. Im about 4 weeks pregnant. Got a blood test to check levels about 4 days ago. Today, drs office said they were 588....but they usually check them every other day, not this time. I cant wait till my 11/18 appt. Whats bothering me now, for the last 3 days or so, im having left side pain, pinches at times. Not cramping really, more feeling on left not spotting like my last 3 losses, i keep on testing every few days and my lines are very dark. Think its too late for implantation pain...and ive felt them on and off for 3 days. What can it be?? Thank you..

BFP 21 DPO after 4 day bleed

I can't really believe I got a BFP and I am posting here. I got what I thought was my AF 7 days ago. I spotted on 9 and 10 DPO and then started spotting again 1 day late at 16 DPO. The spotting got heavier and I bled for 2 days and then spotted for another day. I figured I was out but my boobs have been hurting bad and my hips have really been bothering me so I went to the store and bought a few cheap tests. I took the first one and a faint line came up in the 10 minutes. It was there but very faint. I got excited so I went and bought a box of FRER and took one with a two hour hold. It took about 5 minutes but a faint line popped up and got slightly darker at the 10 minute mark. I just wanted to post this so people know that you are not necessarily out if you bleed. If you feel off test! This will be baby #4 and I am overjoyed!

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My DS called it!

Hello lovely ladies!
ME-35, DH-37, DS-7, DD-5
At age 22 a friend of mine did an ultrasound on me and said I had "small ovaries" and may have problems getting pregnant. I was 5'9" and 115 lbs at that time. We ate extremely healthy and exercised. I never had issues with my period and had "textbook" cycles with O on day 14. Never on contraceptives, only using condoms.
That info floored me but I decided to wait and when I was 27, my DH was eager to start family. I figured it was going to take a long time, I went to ob/gyn- got clean bill of health and we started TTC. To our shock I got preggo that very first cycle. All went well, without single complication. did have c-sec due to my son never turning, but all was perfect otherwise. Did gain a lot of weight but I was so underweight to begin with- healthy but underweight. Naturally I am thin and without much trying I lost almost all weight and then was 125 lbs for years. when DS was 2, we decided to add to our family. Under a lot of stress as we sold our house and our new house was not ready yet. Living with in laws and a toddler wasn't necessarily the best to start TTC but alas we did. I went to PCP, got clean bill of health, with what my doc called "horse blood work results" (meaning all good). My TSH was 3.5 and the only reason I mention it here is that there is more to it later in the story. Got preggo with my DD on 4th cycle and potentially only 2nd with good timing. again, all was great, no complications and she was safely delivered via VBAC (had to fight for it of course as docs in U.S. are so happy just doing c-sec).
fast forward 5 years, I am 35 and my husband and I start thinking about adding one more to our special family. DS and DD are super bright, very talented and literally have been begging for a baby. I am again 125 lbs, healthy and all is grand. go to my ob/gyn and the Nurse there shatters me completely. She tells me I am too old to be having babies and "even if I get pregnant" I will have hard time carrying a baby, all those problems, etc etc. I leave in tears. go to my PCP, get blood work done and all is again perfect. TSH is 3.0 now. my new PCP doesn't see any problem, does not feel I am hypo, but his wife is a naturopath and feels my TSH should be 1-2. she feels that my diet is lacking Selenium and Iodine (I do not use salt almost at all!!!). I start taking them. also, my vit D is a little lower so started it (almost all my friends are low on vit d and so is my hubby-I think it due to living in Midwest and such short half life of Vit D). now, I start to panic a little because I feel being 35, TSH "too high", low vit D, I feel I am "never gonna get pregnant". Secretly started taking MACA root. it made me so hyper like on red bull, overall mood was great, but what it did was, it messed 3 of my cycles completely!!!! first cycle was only 14 days, second 21 with O on day 7 and third 21 days with O on day 11. I finally realized it was Maca and confirmed by the naturopath wife to my doc. she tells me to stop it immediately and that I must have taken some enhanced one that paired with my sensitivity to drugs, caused my cycles out of whack. She tells me that my cycles can take 6 months to regulate!!! I freak out thinking I just messed everything up :(((
the next cycle starts normal, I do not feel as crazy as I was on maca and start having EWCM day 10. so here it is:
CD11-BD EWCM- copious amounts- normal for me
CD13- +OPK, BD late at night- feel O pain left ovary
CD14 - OPK and creamy CM later- did not BD was so tired- hubby feels I am sabotaging the cycle, FF confirmed O that day.
1dpo-6dpo- nothing.
6dpo- watching with my parents and kids America's funniest videos and there is a "bun in the oven" video. all of the sudden my son exclaims "mom has bun in the oven"!!! I yell, noooo not true. we told them we were not trying and they accepted it. so weird! that night, I get cramps and low back pain.
7dpo- temps still staying in 98's and I have a cold sore?? small one, take Lysine immediately and it never grows bigger. feel chills- but that is due to 98's temp- I never even have such high temps normally
8 dpo- more cramping and tiny speck of blood in now creamy, EWCM. hmmm
9dpo- temps are staying crazy up, I feel sick and hot! thirsty due to high temps.
10dpo- same as above, now my armpits hurt, break out with terrible acne filled with fluid (yuk!!!!) fall asleep at 8. my husband says something is up!

Crazy 24 hours! Don't Count Yourself Out 'Til You're Out!

Hi! My husband and I are 28, and we decided March 2015 that we'd like to give TTC a shot! I had my non-hormonal IUD removed in April, and we were off to the races! I didn't use ovulation test or take my temperature for the first several months because I hoped to get pregnant pretty quickly. In August, I began using the 50 pack of Wondfo ovulation tests, and I blew through all of them by early October with only ONE positive during that time. My cycles were long, and I wasn't getting pregnant. My average cycle length was 43 days!

I had a normal period beginning on September 15th. I tried wishful thinking for the month--I kept telling myself I would have a normal 28-day cycle (I've been tracking my periods for years, and I usually have one or two 28-day cycles a year. The rest range from 35-50 days). I even got a nearly positive ovulation test on October 6th (CD21), and my husband and I BD'd every day for 5 days straight. After that, we went back to our every other day schedule. THUS, my two week wait was more like FIVE weeks.

We waited until CD37 to take a pregnancy test. Negative. I had noticed some EWCM around CD29, so I held onto hope that maybe I hadn't ovulated on CD21, and I might still be pregnant. I took another pregnancy test on CD46 and CD48. Negatives. I thought that I must not have ovulated.

I'd had enough, so I made an appointment with my OB/GYN to see if I could get something to make me ovulate in the future. I was on CD51 yesterday when I went in for my appointment. The doctor was very reassuring and told me that these sort of issues are common, and that he was glad I'd come in to see him, even though it hadn't been a year of trying yet. He ordered some blood tests for the typical things: LH, FSH, thyroid, Prolactin, DHEA, Estadiol... He also prescribed Provera (a progesterone tablet) to make me start my period. As I checked out at the front, I asked the lady about the urine sample I had given and she confirmed that the pregnancy test was negative.

Right as I got home, the doctor called me! "Your pregnancy test was negative but I thought it looked like there may be an evap line so I had the tech do a second pregnancy test from your sample. The results just came back and there may be a faint line. We're going to do a blood test from your blood sample to rule out pregnancy. I'll call you with the results tonight or tomorrow morning." I had just picked up the Provera prescription, but thankfully hadn't taken any! My husband was in an interview for a fellowship, so I couldn't call him. I had to wait until he was back home and was done talking about his interview day to share my news! I will never forget the look on his face! We took a couple of Wondfo pregnancy tests that afternoon, and sure enough, we had a couple of squinters!!

The doctor called me this morning to tell me congratulations! My HCG is only 36 so he thinks I am super early! I'm going back in on Monday to confirm that my HCG is rising. Based on the HCG and other details, we think I ovulated on CD39. I'll use that date for purposes of the symptoms I list below:

CD1-35: Not much CM
CD36-38: CM ranging from EWCM to watery. I thought this was post-conception CM!
CD39/O Day: Watery CM
DPO2: Noticed soreness in nipples and my teeth hurt (like when you have a headache), tired
DPO4: Tiny bit of breast sensitivity (probably from aggressively poking myself to see if they were sensitive!)
DPO9: BFN and made appointment for doctor
DPO11: Yellow sticky CM
DPO12: Yellow stretchy CM; a little breast sensitivity; maybe heightened sense of smell; Potentially positive tests from the doctor's
DPO13: Phone call confirmation of positive blood pregnancy test!

As you can see, I didn't have a lot of symptoms. I'm still in shock!

Finally, I have a question (I know this has been a long post), but does that timeline sound right to you for getting faint positives on Wondfo pregnancy tests? After CD39, we didn't BD again until CD43. Assuming I'd ovulated on CD42, that would mean my faint positives at the doctor's office were on DPO9, instead of DPO12. Which sounds more likely to result in super faint lines and low HCG?

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!