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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- 8 weeks along

Hi ladies! I wasn't expecting to be posting here anytime soon, but the time has come. I got a BFP this morning with fmu. I don't track much other than the start and end dates of AF. I haven't had AF since November 23,2015. I am (or was) on birth control, but I have messed it up before. I'm usually regular but have in the past gone 6-8 weeks with no AF. I honestly didn't think I was pregnant so I hadn't bothered to test until today. The test was positive in 20 seconds! I did have a few symptoms... sore breasts VERY tired for the past two weeks, could fall asleep during work! hungry, even after I eat a meal. Mood swings, definitely. This is my second pregnancy, my first is 5 years old. I am very nervous, but very excited at the same time! Too shocked to say anymore! :)
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44 and pregnant naturally

I’m feeling so many emotions, ranging from smug to horrified. I still can’t believe this is happening. After a year of trying we got a referral to the RE, who said we should have IVF or let it go. I couldn’t face blowing five grand on a five per cent chance success, so we decided to continue with the traditional method, and that when I hit 45, we’d sell the buggy. My husband is even more ancient than I am, and I think we were both a little relieved not to be starting all over again. We started fantasising about nicer holidays or even sending our son to a private school. Then one night I sipped some wine and felt a little queasy. The next day the unimaginable was confirmed by a faint blue cross. The consultant has been very encouraging. He tells me that I’m a perfectly reasonable age to have a baby, and that chronological and biological age are not the same thing. I apparently could be biologically younger than a really really unhealthy 25 year old. I’m now half way through the pregnancy and all the tests have been normal. I have no symptoms and forget I’m pregnant until I get into the shower and see this ginormous tummy. The pregnancy hormones must be good for the middle aged complexion, though, because the wrinkles have just melted off my face. Unfortunately, I’m told the effect is temporary. I’m writing this because I know there aren’t a lot of success stories at this end of the fertility bell curve. I’ve been really lucky, and I wish the same good fortune to everyone else. Thank you for your inspiration.

Bfp at 10dpo!!

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share my story and symptoms leading up to my bfp with you! I'm so surprised when I saw that squinter of a line this morning, I couldn't believe it!! :) So I went of bc in April 2015 and we were NTNP. 6 months later, still no bfp. So we talked about it and started trying in November. I started temping and using opk's. All went well but no BFP. So I started using Pregnacare Conception in Desember and i'm convinced that played a great role in helping to prepare the uterus for implantation and balancing my hormones. So this month I got ewcm for the first time ever!! Only for one day and only a little bit. I did not get any positive opks up until that stage and I stopped using opk's as it was stressing me out. On cd 19 my temp rose and I assume I successfully ovulated. I have a 26 day cycle with a 11 day luteal phase only and low temps. No preseed used. This month my temps sky rocketed after ovulation and I got a dip at 8 dpo! two days later BAM bfp. Started out as a squinter of a line but took another test 4 hours later and line already progressed to a very visible positive. O DAY: BD'D and I orgasm'd afterward just to suck those babies in :) 1-6 DPO : No real symptoms. I never get sore boobs and I remember constantly poking at them but nothing! 7 DPO: Noticing watery cm and I have a bit of diarrhea. temps very high! 8DPO: Temp drops 0.3 Celcius! Watery cm. Diarrhea. Bloated. Cold like symptoms start! 9 DPO: Temp rose slightly. Vivid dreams. Light cramping. Gassy. Cold like Symptoms. Diarrhea. Watery cm. I wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat! The room is cold though... Start suspecting something is up. 10 DPO: Temp is up a bit more. Decided to test with internet cheapie. First looks like BFN. Then noticed the slightest line. Start jumping up and down softly as hubby and ds is still asleep in the next room. I'm feeling the fatigue and a bit dizzy today (Almost like when you just start getting drunk from some wine) Very light cramping. Still no sore boobs. Still cold like symptoms. Very happy and very excited for baby #2!!

BFP!!!!! - dpo

I said I would post when/if i got my bfp, this site has been my rock/obsession for the last 6 months and can finally say got my BFP at 11 dpo! trying to conceive for 6 months baby number 1! got married end of August, i naively thought it would happen strAight away as soon as I came off BC (on for 10yr) Im 26 DH is 33 heres my DPO as best as i can remember. things i did different didnt obsess this month i.e didnt look at this site every day, read stories even forgot my pre natal vit and just decided to chill a bit after christmas eve AF i was fed up!even booked a holiday for end of the month! 25-26 day cycle very regular. bd"d cd10 cd11 cd 12 cd 14 cd 16 1dpo cd15- wet cm (never have ewcm) had heavy cramps which is unusal for me for ovulation done opk and was positive.bd next day nothing 2-4dpo 5dpo-vivid dreams- about death 7dpo - vidid dreams about death & felt constipated (very unusual) 8dpo - nothing 9dpo - start with sore boobs (which is normal for me pre period) 10dpo- creamy cm,very emotional had a massive cry for little reason sore boobs 11dpo- creamy/lotiony cm ,enhanced sense of smell, cramps very much like AF really sore boobs shooting pains & worse than normal pre af, didnt have pregnancy test so used opk- very dark- done 4 all dark second lines bought four tests- all very faint BFP- in disbelief! 12dpo (today) bleeding gums when brushed teeth never happened before) feel a little nauseated digital clear blue test - BIG FAT POSITIVE!!! over the moon/ nervous/ excited!hoping for a sticky healthy little bean!! Baby dust to all!!

10 & 11dpo faint bfp?

This is my first post... I am 28 and DH is 27. It's so exciting and so frightening all at the same time. My husband and I just started trying for our first baby this month. I have just been feeling off... I didn't keep track of what I was feelings each day but I have had mild-enough to irritate you cramps, the last 2 nights I have felt nauseous and I had some bouts of indigestion and acid reflux. I went to the dollar tree and got 10 tests... Not that I really thought I would be pregnant but I just kind of had a feeling. We were in line at the deli and my husband asked me what I wanted and I stopped. I had a feeling like I shouldn't be eating the deli meat or the mozzarella. Anywho... I held my pee until we got home. Which I have been peeing a lot! Ran in took the test. I went and changed while the pink dye was running over it and my husband came in and asked what it said. I said "it was blank the last time I saw it." I walked back in... There was a faint line!!! It had only been like 3 mins. It was very faint at 4 pm. Almost unbelievable. I took another one a few hours later and it was even more faint! I don't know what to believe. I'm cramping now. I took three more this morning and they were all faint but right from the go. My best friend says I'm pregnant. My husband and I are so cautious because they are so faint. I want to get a digital but I don't know if it is too early, will it even show up?! Any advice or calming words would help immensely! Thank you! Am I truly pregnant?! It feels unreal.
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It always happens when you least expect it! Trusting God's timing

I always told myself that once I got my positive I would post it on here with all my symptoms for all the mommys out there trying like I was. Although I wasn't technically trying anymore i'm very in tune with my body so I started jotting down symptoms pretty much right away. A little history of mine, I was trying really hard for a baby from about mid 2013 till mid 2015 with no luck and a breakup I decided to give it a rest and just focus on being a mommy to my 9 year old and focus on work. I recently started seeing my ex again and we hooked up a few times this past month and BAM i'm pregnant. Talk about crazy timing huh? December was a really rough month for me because I was getting really depressed about being so underweight. I'm very petite only about 5'1 and my healthy weight is usually about 105. Well these last months I went down to 90lbs and had no appetite so I decided to start taking vitamins and drinking ensure drinks to gain some weight. I had also recently read into low progesterone and kinda self diagnosed myself into thinking my hormones were off (another reason why I started on vitamins) for the last two years I've had spotting right after ovulation and before my period plus in the last 3 months my spotting got worse and I started spotting from about 5-7dpo all the way up to my period. So I started taking a multivitamin and drinking my shakes right around the time I conceived a few weeks ago. I have no idea if they helped in conception for me but it's pretty crazy that I got pregnant so soon. Sorry for babbling here's my symptoms everyone :) LMP: Dec 14th Ovulation date: Dec 28th (uterus achy in am, back pain, boobs heavy, sleepy, lightly positive ovulation test, started vitamins) BD: Dec 26th, 27th 1DPO: very light ovary aches in am, headache, sleepy early, nausea at night, low back achy in bed 2DPO: am headache, very hungry, right ovary pinch, napped before bedtime, very tiny pink spotting (normal ovulation spotting) constipated, low pelvic achy at night 3DPO: emo in am, lightly sore uterus in am and when cough/sneeze, headache at night, zero cm, gassy 4DPO: brown spotting in am, achy lower abdomen, right side ovary twinges, bowels harder but not constipated (I usually have a very sensitive tummy) sinuses in the evening congested and sneezy, low back ache at night 5DPO: woke up with dry mouth, red old blood spotting, napped in am, minor crampy/ache, sinuses still bothering me, cravings, very hungry, very little dark brown spot at night, achy right side ovary when laying on side, craving ice 6DPO: brown spotting, achy lower tummy, sinuses bothering me and sore throat earache started at night, brown spotting minimal at night, ate wings on the bone for the first time ever (I hate anything on bone this was very weird) 7DPO: woke up at 530 to pee, woke up with the worst cold ever even stood home from work which I never do, headache, flegm, congested, low back pain when sitting or laying in bed, sex dream that woke me up out of my sleep, gassy, random period like deep aches/cramps across lower belly midday, weird hot flashes, achy across lower abdomen, pink spotting almost nothing (thinking this was implantation) 8DPO: spotting gone, heavy head" feeling headache, thirsty and dry mouth, hot flashes, dry feeling down there, craving ice, slightly bloated driving home, achy right side ovary at night 9DPO: headache in am, achy low back, nose feels kinda like when water goes up your nose-sinus pressure, boobs feel like they're filling up (I felt this with my oldest son) sinus pressure worsens in afternoon very irritating, super bloated at night with bubbly tummy, pushed up against kitchen counter and felt odd, sensitive to light 10DPO: woke up at 545 to pee, constipated in am, right ovary ache, back pain that's more right sided, sense of smell increases, boobs feel heavy but not bigger, light pink/brown spot when wiped, shoulders achy, tuna sandwich for lunch tasted very bland, bloated at night, headache, right ovary pain worse at night once in bed 11DPO: woke up before alarm to pee, dry mouth in am, scalp feels dry?, breathing more heavily, out of breath, hot flashes, lunch tasted bland again, low back pain, spotting gone today, gassy at night, lightly achy uterus 12DPO: woke up to lightning crotch pain and a lot of pressure in low belly that might have been gas, goes away after bowel movement, very mild cramping in evening 13DPO: BD in am tmi felt very swollen/tight inside (very odd) right side ovary twinges, very sharp shooting pain on left side when I got up too quickly, boobs feel more round/full but don't hurt, painful pimple on cheek (opposite side I usually break out on) 14DPO: yawny in am, ovary twinges on right side, very light af type cramps in am that settled after midday, constipated, low back pain around tailbone, thirsty all day drank 3 water bottles, I can smell everything! 15DPO: very hungry in am, headache midday, burpy, bloated after eating, body feels hot to touch at bedtime

BFP after 7 months of TTC

I am 33 years old and my husband is 30. We have been trying for 7 months after the removal of my copper IUD. Each month I would compare my symptoms to BFP Stories to see if they matched. I over analyzed everything. For the first six months I used Clue app on my phone to track my fertile window and bought cheap OPK from Amazon. They worked to help me understand my fertile window along with other ovulation clues like EWCM and Mittelschmerz (pain on one side when I ovulate). I decided to just relax this month and try to have alot of sex and I didn't really use the OPK's. Luckily the timing was right around New Years and we had off work. CD 12: BD CD 14: BD CD 15: BD CD 16: BD. EWCM and Mittelschmerz DPO 1-3: sensitive breasts DPO 4-7: nothing. Sensitive breasts gone. I was really trying not to over analyze anything. DPO 8: I felt tired and weepy. I thought that was the start of my PMS as I often get weepy for no reason. DPO 9: Tired again and sensitive breasts again. I had this weird pregnant feeling. I chalked it up to drinking a 24oz diet soda (I never drink soda). DPO 10: Really didn't think I was pregnant or I guess I was trying not to get too excited. Tired and Breasts hurt. Feel asleep at 9:30. DPO 11: Decided to POAS with FMU as I had a FRER leftover from last month. 4 days until I was supposed to get my period. Didn't think it would be positive. BFP. The line wasn't super dark but it was definitely visible. I couldn't believe it. I just stared at it in disbelief and smiled. Decided to wait until after work to tell my husband. Tired and kinda sick feeling (nauseous and headache). DPO 12: Wanted to see if the OPK would show up positive (I heard that it could be used as HPT). It was very dark positive with FMU. I didn't do anything that different this time. I did try not to get up and walk around for 20 minutes after BD and tried to have sex for multiple days in a row during my fertile window.

15dpo BFP

After stalking this site monthly for the last 8 months I get to write my BFP STORY! literally had no symptoms out of the ordinary, except ONE itchy nipple haha and I just put that down to my sensitive skin and a change in body wash brands. 9DPO- just checked on the off chance. BFN 12DPO -same again BFN Gave up, waited for AF to show 14dpo, no AF, always very regular. 15dpo, still no AF but being Negative Nancy and told myself AF would show eventually. 16dpo. Husband convinced me to POAS, instant BFP with afternoon urine, then another BFP later. After cracking it and having a drink Christmas Eve (which I have not done since TTC) and deciding not to bother taking my pre-conception vitamins with me on a trip away for a few days because I was convinced this month was unsuccessful I can't believe I actually have my BFP!
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BPF 5 months after MC/D&C

Just wanted to share my BFP story to give back to the site that gave me so much during my TWWs! Brief backstory- We starting TTC in Feb/March of 2015 and were pregnant by May ("just see what happens"). Unfortunately- with sky-high betas and an abnormal ultrasound at week 8- my OB was suspicious of a molar pregnancy. I had to have a semi-urgent D/C in July without really having the time to process the loss. Devastating. We took a couple months off to heal physically & emotionally then started TTC again in October after my betas returned to zero. October and November were spent stalking this site, using OPKs, symptom spotting and generally freaking out. BFNs despite lots of "symptoms". December turned out to be our lucky month even though I had PRACTICALLY ZERO symptoms. I also didn't test before AF was late because I shed too many tears for early BFNs in the past 2 months. Here are some things I noticed in retrospect (in case it helps anyone): --Faint + OPK on Dec 1, strong + OPK on Dec 2 (I don't temp/chart- that was going to be January's obsession). --I suspect O was on Dec 3 or 4th. We DTD on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and then every other day or so afterwards. --2-4DPO: I got a mild yeast infection. Very strange for me. The only other time I got one was the month got pregnant in May. 2-4 DPO should have been too early for the infection to be the result of any hormonal changes related to pregnancy (obvi I scoured the internet about this)... so maybe it was just due to me laying on my back for several hours after BD? 5-12DPO: Not really anything at all. Maybe a little tired? I'm a daily runner, and I found myself needing to stop for water more frequently and not running as fast. 13DPO: Was flying home from a business trip and had a wave of intense nausea for about 30 min. Thought it was related to skipping lunch. Also had some uncomfortable (but not unbearable) lower pelvic cramps. Thought AF was imminent as she comes on 14DPO like clockwork. Checked my cervix on a whim- it was low, medium soft and kind of open. A quick google consultation suggested this also meant AF was on her way. 14DPO: Waited all day for AF who never showed. Tried to keep busy- went for a long run with DH (had a hard time keeping up with him and got winded when trying to chit chat- which I usually don't have a problem with). Watched movies, made dinner. When I got up from the couch- I had a strange near-fainting spell where I actually fell to the ground but didn't "black out". Was again suspicious because that hadn't happened to me since I was pregnant last time. 15DPO (AF one day late): Woke up in a cold sweat and sneaked out of bed to test with FMU. Used a Clear Blue digital as it was all I had in the house. BFP! I crawled back into bed and waited till DH woke up at a civilized hour to tell him (had vague aspirations of waiting till xmas to tell him... but who has that kind of self-control???) We are over the moon- but now that the shock was worn off... the anxiety is starting to kick in. I know the chances of having a 2nd molar pregnancy are single digits (mine was a partial MP anyway). I also know there is nothing I can do now but wait. I have beta hcgs scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, and I'm going to lobby for the earliest possible ultrasound my OB will allow. I think I'll be able to breathe a little easier once I can see that heartbeat. I wanted to share my story to show that you don't have to have symptoms to get the BFP. I also wanted to encourage anyone else TTC after a loss/MC that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck to everyone still TTC. Y'all will be posting your story here before you know it! :)

BFP!!

Got my BFP this morning and am still in shock, but wanted to share my story as this site has been a comfort to me for years! I'm 29 (30 in less than a month) and DF is 22. DF and I weren't trying, but weren't "not trying" either. We used the "pull out method" on my fertile days, which I determine through tracking my period (very regular, mostly 26 day cycle, but could be 25-28 some months). Because of the few day difference, I judge ovulation by the presence of EWCM which was arriving on day 11 for a 26 day cycle, day 13 for a 28 day cycle. DF and I always started the pullout method on day 9 since we thought there was a fairly low chance on any day before that. So, every month DF and I would BD without pulling out on day 8 and that never resulted in pregnancy. This month we BD on day 8 again like usual, but I noticed that this time EWCM started a day earlier, day 10 instead of 11. When I saw that, I thought ut oh! I don't use ovulation kits, etc., but presume that I ovulated around day 12 meaning that the little swimmers lived 4 or 5 days, 2 whole days before they had the rich environment of the EWCM. Was very stressed and busy in work so was not thinking about being pregnant at all. And, after all, I was NEVER pregnant so this month wouldn't be any different. The first thing I noticed at 8 or 9 dpo was that I was warmer than usual all the time and felt hot. The next sign just after that was when I got very hungry I felt very unwell! Felt nauseous and shaky, but the second I ate a bite of food I felt perfectly fine again. Thought that was definitely a sign, but still didn't believe that I could be pregnant. Period was supposed to come at 13 dpo, day 25 (I presumed it would be a 25 day cycle instead of a 26 since I ovulated one day earlier), but no period. That night I stood up from the couch and felt really dizzy and had to sit down. I thought I just stood up too fast. An hour or so later, I stood up and same thing happened. I thought now that is definitely not right. This morning day 26 (14 dpo) I thought to myself, you know what I have an old test in the closet, I might as well take it so I can confirm that I'm not pregnant and just get on with the day. So I took it and a faint line came up. I thought, ok this test is cheap and old and it's just an evaporation line. Text DF the photo and said this stupid cheap test must be broken or something, can you pick me up a good test please. Absolutely did not think I was pregnant. DF came home with the test. I peed on the stick and said ok we have to wait 3 minutes now and went to put the test down. Before it hit the toilet it was already positive. I said ok well it's already positive so I guess we don't have to wait. DF and I were and still are in shock. I have wanted to be pregnant for a very long time, so feel completely ready and very blessed. Still don't feel very pregnant, just feel a little bloated and stomach has a dull pain off and on that feels similar to the stomach pain when you have diarrhea. I've heard women say that they were sooo tired, but I'm just a little more tired/yawning than usual, nothing that would scream "definitely prego", but I may be speaking too soon! Thank you for reading and baby dust to you!
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