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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.

Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl. We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well: -used Magnesium lotion at bedtime -cut out almost all dairy and soy -took OvaBoost -took FertileCM -used BioRay Kids toxin remover -used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation -used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone -used Thyme essential oil after ovulation -took Utericalm for the first trimester -took Fertilitea -took Maca pills -took 2000mg Vitamin C -took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase -took Vitex -used royal jelly in smoothies -took Magnesium pills -took 1200mg Calcium -ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C -ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation -went to the chiropractor weekly -stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI -prayed a lot -had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.) -used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through. Symptoms: 2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus 6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area 7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell 8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid 9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test 11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

BFP after two long years

I've never been pregnant, I'm 33 and we've been trying for two years and month. Six months ago DH had a varicocele surgery and it worked! In two more days it'll be our second anniversary so it couldn't have come at a more exciting time. We even tried four IUIs and they didn't work. This was natural. I had just about given up hope and these stories helped me through the two year rollercoaster of hope and despair. Please hang in there. If it can happen to me it can happen to you. 2dpo - Spotting. I often get spotting during O and read it was common for it to happen up to two days afterwards. 3dpo- Started cramping at night. Emotional. Slightly sore nipples, like deeper in the tissue. I've never had nipple tenderness before. 4dpo- Woke up and 3am and couldn't get back to sleep for an hour and a half. High sex drive (normal for luteal phase, especially as AF approaches). 5dpo- Period-like cramps in the morning. High sex drive. Feeling dazed. Feel like I'm getting a cold and VERY tired. 6dpo- Sore bbs. 7dpo- Sore bbs. Mild cramps for a few minutes. Very tired. 8dpo- Very tired. It feels like I've been hit by a truck and coffee does nothing. Tension or sinus-type headache. Wet feeling down there. Mildly sore bbs. Little bumps on bottom lip (they went away so maybe just a coincidence). 9dpo- Sore bbs. Slept 9.5 hours and still tired. Constantly cold. Bad sinus or tension type headache. Nose tickling like the beginning of a cold. 10dpo- LOTS OF ENERGY!!! 11dpo- All appetite gone. I'm ordinarily a really hungry person, especially this close to AF. Wet down there which is pretty normal around now. Spotting in the evening when I wiped. Probably AF coming since I usually spot beforehand. Made fish for dinner and was so grossed out I couldn't eat it. High sex drive. 12dpo- Blood-tinged CM when I wiped in the morning. AF due tomorrow and disappointed. Sex drive through the roof (normal). For whatever reason I'm like a walking vagina this close to AF and this was no different. 13dpo- AF due today or tomorrow. I think today but my app says tomorrow. One big glob of stretchy, tacky, brown-tinged CM in the evening. All other spotting gone. Smells! This one room I was in smelled like rotting salad. Nobody else thought so. 14dpo- I either missed my period or my app was right and I'm supposed to get it today. A little bit of YELLOW CM when I wiped (that was nothing I'd ever seen in all two years). Bbs a little sore but not much. I'm a social dancer. This one guy I was dancing with almost made me puke because he smelled like he just downed a huge glass of milk and it was exuding from his breath and pores. It was unbearable. The bathroom smelled like it was magnified by 20. I'm like clockwork and AF a no-show. I took a pregnancy test and I thought I saw a faint line. Just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks I ran out and got a digital. My husband and I hugged and cried when we saw the positive result.
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44 natural BFP with APS, PCOS, suspected Adenomyosis & previous m/c

Quick Background: One daughter just turned 14. 2 previous pregnancies both at 42 with M/C at 9 and 10 weeks, both within 48 hours of perfect ultrasounds. Got a full workup by RE and found to have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, as well as being a carrier to several other blood clotting disorders (but not diagnosed with)... hemotolgist found it unusual to see so many carrier genes in one person. So... on baby aspirin for life. Was told to stay on Lovenox while TTC. Tried for about 6 months and gave up. Since we have been NTNP (not trying not protecting). That being said, we felt time was running out and I did get serious this month, used opk's and temped. This cycle we only BD'd one time due to both of us traveling. Got a positive OPK on CD 16 and BD'd on CD 17. That was it! I did symptom spot and will post below everything I noted, but in truth the only really OBVIOUS symptom I had that was totally unusual for me, was the most intense heavy full swollen breasts and sensitive nipples that started at 3 days post ovulation (confirmed with temping). And it never went away. I did NOT expect that and have never had that with any of my 3 previous pregnancies that early. In fact, I even worried my last two because I read so much about breast tenderness and it didn't really start for me until maybe the 6th week. So... here is my story... fingers crossed I stay pregnant, but I am grateful for the chance even with odds stacked against us. Most my life pcos has had my cycles all over the place, but for last few years eating a clean paleo diet & low in carbs... I've been super regular (by my standards)... periods are 30 to 35 days apart pretty consistently. Ovulating between CD 16-22. Typical is day 21 for me. CD 16 +opk at 2pm (had taken one at noon and it was "almost positive" so felt inclined to check again) Called DH who was out of town and arriving next morning. Ovulation Day: BD'd around noon that was it for this whole cycle 1 DPO confirmed O with temp rise, very large glob of clear super stretch cm in the morning. Slight breast tenderness, CM dried up and gummy by afternoon. 2 DPO cm scant but creamy/sticky, stong twingy cramps on left ovary (typical for me), mild uterine cramps, mild lower back cramps...also typical in early luteal phase. 3 DPO runny nose upon waking,. Breasts more tender than usual, nipples way more sensative than typical for me. On and off mentrual like cramps all day... stonger on left. Nipples were so tender I felt tortured playing softball everytime I ran... never happened before... even with previous pregnancies, never had such sensitive nipples until way later in pregnancy. Boobs feel full and very heavy/achy. 4 DPO cracy how heavy and full my breasts are and nips... OMG super sensative. Woke up in the night from a really strong cramp (too early for implantation?), mild headache all day, very gassy. Can't stop crying today, super emotional. Cried at daughters choir performance (never done that and felt silly). 5 DPO same as 4 dpo. I think I just had a really strong progeserone response or estrogen dominance or something this cycle. It's too early for Pg symptoms, but feels like the worst pms of my life. Emotional, boobs are killing me, just weird for me. 6 DPO Same as last 2 days, but noticed complexion looks great! Even had compliments which is also not normal for my luteal phase. 7 DPO BFN Same as aove, heache all day, lots of pain twingy cramps around what feels like left ovary. Radiates into hip. Feel really wet, have had light creamy cm since O, today it is thinner and wetter... even left wet spot on panties. 8 DPO BFN feeling out, all my other pregnancies (3) I tested positive by 8 dpo. Only really unusual symptom is the persistent incredibly sore breasts and crazy tender nipples. I have had some, but not quite like this and never this long, usually by now it lets up a bit. 9 DPO BFN Same as yesterday... Boobs still KILLING ME! 10 DPO BFN boobs and nips still super baaaaad! Seems like more crampiness today. Had a super sharp and very painful cramp while in line at grocery store in the afternoon. Honestly IF I did conceive that had to be an implantation cramp... I wanted to double over but it passed like in 15 seconds and then I've had on and off mild cramping in the area since. Kind of curious if this could be implantation... it was super intense but not gas, radiating pain into hip and down leg, it was different. Seriously, even thinking maybe with all this crampiness if I'm not pregnant (which I really don't think I am because I'm sure I would have a bfp by now) I need to go to the Dr. I'm worried I might have a pelvic infection, BV? I don't know, but a lot of cramping and discomfort lately.

BFP on 9 DPO

Hi ladies! I've never posted on here before but this thread kept me sane during the TWW. My husband and I were very lucky and got pregnant on the third month of trying. We did BD on CD 13, 16, 17, & 18. Ovulation day was CD 18. I ate pineapple DPO 1-5 and tried to keep my feet warm. Here's a list of my symptoms: 1 DPO: nothing 2 DPO: light cramps, constipated, light CM 3 DPO: Sore nipples, a little constipated (I'm usually very regular... sorry lol) 4 DPO: light CM 5 DPO: a little nauseous, stuffy nose, sore nipples 6 DPO: feel like I'm coming down with a cold. Tired. Sore BBs (this is not a normal AF symptom for me so I was getting suspicious) 7 DPO: sore nipples. Stuffy nose is gone but throat is still a little sore. Felt a twinge on the left side of my abdomen 8 DPO: broke down and took a test- BFN.BBs aren't sore today and I start to get bummed and think I'm out. A few more twinges on the left side. 9 DPO: took a test with FMU... BFP (verrrryy faint). BBs sore again. Test again when I get home from work and the line is darker. Def BFP :) 10 DPO : line is darker on today's tests. BBs are still a little sore 11 DPO: very dark line. Hopefully it sticks! Good luck to everyone!

Already 10 months old

Hi everyone! As I am lurking on this site because I am trying to have baby number 2 at age 42, I thought it would be appropriate to give you my story. I married my husband late and we begin trying as soon as we married. I had one chemical pregnancy, and one miscarriage at ages 39 and 40 respectively. Then at 40 I became pregnant and delivered my daughter at age 41. I was tracking my ovulation and my periods using the cervical fluid method. I was also on a low-carb diet. I knew I was pregnant the moment we conceived. I had what I can only describe as fuzzy static in my uterus. I had to wait 3 weeks for my bfp. I even went to my Midwife and had a blood test which showed negative. I was so discouraged and confused because I knew I was pregnant. One week later after a negative blood test and at cycle day 34 I finally got my bfp. My daughter is now 10 months old. I had mild cramping, Electric shock like pains in the lower abdomen for a couple of days. And sore breasts on the side up to and through the armpit. I also began getting a lot of hot flashes. Looking back over my cycle that time I can tell you that I am truly confused about the timing. I believe that I conceived late in my cycle after my documented ovulation. I can't explain how it happened and I can't explain the dates and I can't explain how a blood test was negative when I already had pregnancy symptoms. But what I can tell you is that God gave us this child. Many blessings to you all I hope you all receive your children.

BFP at 13 DPO

1DPO - BD'd and went right to sleep after 2DPO - skipped baby dance, and fell asleep pretty early, no symptoms. 3 DPO - BD'd, got hot after and turned on the air to 65, no pregnancy symptoms. 4 DPO - nothing 5DPO - nothing 6DPO - very, very, tired. Slept all day and all night soundfully, thought it was PMS 7DPO - extremely tired again, tingly boobs 8DPO - tired, tested in morning to a BFN on clear blue digital, was sad 9DPO - energy started going back up a little bit, but still tired, tested again with a clear blue digital, another "not pregnant" was crying at this point 10DPO - bought FRER because I knew something was off, boobs hurt like crazy, craving tacos! Tested and it was a BFN... 11 DPO - tested with morning urine and it had a slight like but I dismissed it as a negative (I didn't even try to see the other line! Didn't even know it was there!) told myself AF was on her way, lack of PMS symptoms like back pains, moody..etc 12 DPO - extremely sore boobs and wanting to eat everything in sight!! Did not test, was saving my last test, vivid dream about a + pregnancy test. 13DPO - very bloated, woke up from very vivid dream about + test so something told me just test.. so I tested with my last test and the control line came right up and I swore it was gonna be another BFN, but the first line started to develop and I was literally jumping for joy! Symptoms are: very sore boobs to where walking hurts when they move, hurts to be touched.. I'm very tired still, and eat soooo much! I'm also extremely bloated to the point I thought I was getting fat (or the witch was coming..)

Bfp by dpo!

This month, I did the following things to help conceive: -took prenatal, vitamin D, wild salmon fish oils -super greens powder (spriulina) -juiced vegetables every day (carrots, celery, pepper, beets, purple cabbage, rotating greens, ginger) We also DTD every day or every other day 2 days past O date. 1-2 DPO: pains near left hip bone on and on all day. Cm wet but not as slippery, getting sticky 3 DPO: pains near left hip bone, thirsty, frequent urination, very fatigued, sore nipples, craving sweet food. Cm thick and wet, cervix high soft closed 4 DPO: Sore nipples, fatigued, getting up to pee middle of night (very unusual), nauseous, light cramping, craving sweet and salty food 5 DPO: left nipple very sore, increased BMs, lots of thick white cm, very frequent urination/can't hold it 6 DPO: light cramping and gassy, creamy thick white cm 7 DPO: cramping across uterus, lower back aches 8 DPO: very emotional and sad, feel like crying, moody, very thick abundant cm (paste like) 9 DPO: cm very wet, thick abudndant, side of left breast sore, frequent urination, not being able to hold it in night, increased sense of smell. Evening faint bfp 10 DPO: more faint bfps, smelling everything, cramping and lower back ache, upset bowels and stomach 11 DPO: dark BFP! constipated (very unusual), tired, back ache, light cramping, frequent urination, heightened smell 12 DPO: clearblue digital bfp, tired So thankful that god has blessed us with this baby- I am over the moon! I hope this helps someone
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thought my period was coming

I was feeling super depressed and discouraged. I fell down a rabbit hole reading research about how implantation bleeding isn't real and spotting means you're less likely to conceive. However, bfp @ 11dpo. Hubby and I ttc baby #2, we have an almost 2yo. I'm 31, he's 34. We got pregnant immediately last time so I started to panic when it didn't happen the same way this time. This time was 4 months ttc. I take prenatals and this time made sure to keep my feet warm, stopped drinking iced water. Felt nothing for the most part, no boob pain like the first time, but maybe after a year of breastfeeding, my boobs aren't as sensitive. 1-7 dpo nothing 8dpo one brown spot on underpants, bad cramps, felt depressed was out, period coming, pink spotting after sex 9dpo strangely emotional/weepy, which is very unlike me, usually perpetually happy, mild nausea felt random/confusing 10dpo less cramping, nothing really, felt better 11dpo another vaguely brown spot, back aching during walk, mild nausea, took a test as a lark expecting a negative --> BFP! I've been having 26 day cycles and o'ing consistently on cd 13. Last period was strangely light (2.5 days), then o'd on cd 15 instead of 13. Hubby and I got into a huge fight, maybe stress delayed my ovulation. Hope this one sticks! Excited for my baby to become a big sister!! We BD'd on 13, 14, 15, o on 15. Baby dust and gl to you all!!
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BFP after 5 cycles - Greasy Hair!!!

We’ve only been trying to conceive for a short while compared to lots of other women. Thankfully, it only took us about 5 cycles being deliberate about it (7 or so if you count NTNP), and I’m happy to share my story since I LOVED reading these so much. I had WAY, WAY, WAY more pregnancy symptoms every other month. WAY MORE! Last month, I had sore breasts for 20 days straight (never happened before) and NOTHING! This is also the first month where I didn’t keep a detailed log of my daily symptoms so most of this will be from memory. I'm still very, very early. I am 4 weeks + 3 days, or cycle day 32, as I type this. I typically have 27/28 day cycles but occaisionally they last 30 or 31 days. Anyways, following is what you came here for: I believe we conceived on August 5 or CD 15. This month, I did not temp or use OPKs. For the most part, my GLOW app has been pretty accurate when it comes to my fertile window so I just went with it. Not exactly sure why, but I guess I was sick of peeing on sticks and sticking with the thermometer. I also had to travel on the final day of my fertile window (again, according to GLOW) so I didn’t even have much faith in our ability to actually successfully do it anyways. We had sex on CD 12, 14, 15, and 16. Things we did differently this month were: • PreSeed! We used it every time we had sex this month. • Less stress! You’ve heard it a million times, but we just had a lot more fun (not even talking about the sex, necessarily). • More communication! This was the first month I told my husband what days I wanted to have sex. Probably seems obvious and people already do this, but I was trying to not freak him out by giving him every detail of my cycle every month before. • Had sex on the (assumed) last day of the fertile window! Every other month, we had sex for three straight days, but never on the last day as we were just over it/out of energy. O Day/CD 15 – Went to a Bruno Mars concert, and had what I thought were ovulation pains while we were there. Otherwise, nothing special to report. 1 DPO - BD before heading to the airport. Had a long day, so felt tired but nothing unusual. 2 DPO - Woke up early for work. Still pretty tired (or so I attributed) from the travel day. Went to the bathroom, and had the most EWCM I’d ever had when I wiped. So much so I convinced myself that we missed O day. Pretty down for the rest of the day. Some cramping throughout the day further convinced me of this. 3 DPO – Woke up early for work and planned on skipping washing my hair but couldn’t because it was SO greasy. I have really fine hair, so the most I can skip is one day at max. But this was too greasy to pass for a work day. Noticed my face was extra oily that day, too. My glasses were sliding down my nose a lot! Took a bubble bath before bed in the super awesome tub in my suite. I only lasted a few minutes before getting so uncomfortable from being hot that I had to jump in the shower. CM is white + stretchy (like EWCM but white, not clear), and this is something I haven’t seen before. 4 DPO – Final travel day for work. Noted the greasy hair again. Flew directly from this event to my family reunion. Noticed I had a random sore on the middle of my tongue. Assumed I burned it that day. CM is white + stetchy. 5 DPO – Was pretty cranky upon waking up but chalked it up to being sleepy. Woke up to a second sore on my tongue. These were not like canker sores – they felt like burns – but thought it was my cycle just acting up. I was on the last few days of a two-week antibiotic at this point. Ended up taking it on an empty stomach (on accident!) and I got so nauseous I had to lay down for a couple of hours. Spent the day outside with family and didn’t notice much else. CM is white + stretchy. 6 DPO – Didn’t notice much. It was in the afternoon sometime when I remember someone commenting on my greasy hair. None of us took showers that morning since we were all playing yard games, drinking, swimming, etc. Must have been really greasy!! Started noticing a LOT of burping this day. 7 DPO – Nothing to report except the burping and maybe a hint of increased appetite. Again, I was outside keeping myself busy all day so this could have been why. Plus it was my family reunion and there is a lot of eating going on. And, with that, lots of burping. Sores are completely gone! 8 DPO – I drank two bottles of water right before going to bed last night and woke up to a SUPER dry mouth and throat. Have a 7-hour drive home and I’m in a pretty good mood. Notice that I’m wiping my face a lot because I’m really oily. Yep, still burping – and very hungry, and now very thirsty. CM is white + stretchy.

I thought I was out!!

We tried for 5 months and got our BFP! I tried to donate my eggs last year but was rejected because of a low AMH. It was .7 and I am 26 years old. With all my research i realized that AMH for young women is not reflective of their ability to get pregnant. However my husband and I decided to start trying at the risk that I wouldn't be able to conceive in the near future. I got off birth control in March 2017. I started charting and found out I had a short luteal phase with spotting starting around 7-9 days. I thought this would keep me from getting pregnant until I corrected it. Here are my chart details: CD13: First sign of fertile cervical mucus, Egg White, Medium CD14: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance CD15: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance, Positive OPK CD16: Watery CM, little, Baby Dance, Positive OPK (OVULATION DAY) 1 DPO: 97.8 Creamy CM, Medium 2 DPO: 97.7 Creamy CM, Little 3 DPO: 98.2 Creamy Yellowish CM (odd for me), Tired 4 DPO: 98 Creamy CM, Medium, Felt a lower pressure in abdomen 5 DPO: 98.3 Creamy CM medium, Twinges in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams, Tired, waking in the night, That day I felt sick like I was run down, fatigue (I wonder if this is when implantation happens because the I read that the body will lower your immune system so that the fertilized egg is not rejected by the body) 6 DPO: 97.8, Creamy Yellow CM again, Slight sore breasts 7 DPO: 98.25 Creamy CM medium, Sore breasts, Lower pressure in Abdomen 8 DPO: 98.29 Tinged Brown CM, little, I thought I was out because this is usually how I start spotting 9 DPO: 98.07 No CM, Twinges in lower abdomen 10 DPO: 97.86 A drop in temp. Thought I was out for sure, I thought I should start spotting any minute, sore breasts, emotional, I had weird pulling sensations, and pinchy ovary feelings like I do during ovulation, I decided to test at 5pm without even a second thought that it would be negative and I could move on from this cycle. I stared in disbelief as a very faint line appeared!! I freaked out and even though I had an elaborate way of telling my husband, the shock sent me straight downstairs showing him that test. 11 DPO: 97.96, Creamy CM Medium, Sore breasts, Ovary Pinch feeling, lower abdomen twinges 12 DPO 98.52, Watery Cm Little, Emotional, Sore breasts, twinges, pulling sensation 13 DPO: 98.52, Watery little, Spazzy muscles in Stomach 14 DPO: 98.21 , no CM, Twinges, lower pressure, test line much darker! Well there you have it! I am now 24 DPO and my one big symptom i can't ignore are the daily cramps from every part of my stomach and abdomen, all over the place! I guess the little bean is making room. :) Things that I did to improve our chances: Had bone broth daily, took fermented cod liver oil, took whole food based prenatal, Took vitex, Husband took fertileaid, I ate grass fed meats and butter almost daily, fresh eggs daily, found a way to get liver in my diet, ate leafy green veggies, drank lots of water for CM, incorporated fermented foods and beverages into my diet, rubbed magnesium oil on nightly, stayed away from sugar!

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