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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.

46 BFP Naturally

Hello Everyone, I am so glad that I found this blog. Now I don't feel all alone. I am 46 and currently 6wks 4 days pregnant, naturally. My fiance(53) and I had tried over a year ok, but gave up. I thought I was experiencing perimenopause as I had been have weird things going on with my cycle. I would get early cycles, back to back cycles (once I got it every other week for six weeks- I had three cycles in six weeks), and late cycles. Not to mention PMS symptoms that were like early pregnancy symptoms every month. The latest my cycle had been was 11 days. This time, it was 14 days late before I decided to test. Got a BFP!!! I was shocked, elated, and scared at the same time. My oldest son would have been 31 (he passed at 24yrs) and my youngest son is 29 years old. I don't have any children with my fiance and this pregnancy has brought us closer to each other and to God. I keep hearing all of the negativity about giving birth after 40. I believe that this MIRACLE BABY is God's will and is going to be just fine. I am glad to hear all of the success stories. I pray for those that are still trying. God Bless.

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Natural BFP after 4 years!

Like most of you this board has been a source of comfort! I've had every symptom going every month for 4 years, but finally I can record the actual symptoms!

We are both 32 and trying for 4 years, test results were all clear and we decide against any treatment. There have been some heartbreaking times!

I wasn't keeping a close track of ovulation this month, so not 100% sure of days, I've based them on a pregnancy tracker app, cycle varies but average is 32 days.

1-7dpo - really bad spots and occasional ewcm . High sex drive. Can feel my hormones raging more than usual!

8dpo - had a super stressful day at work and felt a really weird sensation in lower abdomen. It was in the middle of a really bad situation so I wondered if it was the stress giving me stomach ache. Now pretty sure it was implantation. Felt like trapped wind but lower down and more intense and lasted about 30 seconds.

9-11dpo - tested daily (bfn). Had lower back ache and period-like cramps, though not quite same. Weird and vivid dreams, waking up really early. Thought it could be work stress.

12dpo - bfn in very early morning with cheap internet test. Went back to bed and felt period cramps, period due and thought this must be it.

12dpo pm- weird glob of yellowy discharge. Feel like I'm getting thrush...except I've never had it so I'm guessing. Go to store after work and buy a cv digital. Why? I never buy the expensive ones because they're always negative? Don't know what possessed me!

Took it when I got home and 'pregnant 1-2 weeks'!!!

I'm not sure what changed, but I did recently lose a few pounds and been eating a really healthy vegan diet. Not sure if I'll stick to that now! I also started taking seven seas trying for a baby vitamins.

Good luck, especially to the other long-termers...it's a brutal thing to go through and I wish everyone a positive result x

13DPO BFP!!!!!!!!!

So I kinda feel bad that it's taken us only two months to conceive but I understand infertility and I wanted so desperately to share my symptoms with you, even if it helps just one woman conceive. Also my BFP story is PROOF that a FAINT positive OPK can mean pregnancy too!
Baby dust to everyone!!!!

~ Things we did differently to previous month ~
Had more sex, first month using OPK's, chilled out a LOT during fertile week, used hot water bottles every evening on pubic area during TWW(supposed to keep womb warm), didn't check CM because I have a low cervix and heard this can disrupt implantation.

~ BD dates and OPK ~
We DTD every other day or more during fertile week (I have short 25 day cycles so FW is usually only a few days for me)
Positive OPK CD11, We BD on CD's.. 6, 9, 11, 12 and 15. Didn't spend a crazy amount of time with legs in air but we DTD at night before bed so usually rested afterwards.

~ Symptoms by DPO ~
1DPO (Counting CD12 as O day) - No symptoms Noted
2DPO - Nothing, Dreamed about being pregnant with a daughter who became a toddler when she was born! Very weird.
3DPO - Nothing. Dreamed AGAIN about having a daughter.
4DPO - My notes say "It feels like my boobs vibrated for like, ten secs in the evening, really weird?" No other symptoms.
5DPO - Nothing too noticeable, some strong ovulation pains before going to sleep, more from the left but pretty sure I O'd from the right?
6DPO - Nothing too major but did notice that minuets before I fell asleep at night, i felt the weirdest spasm in my uterus.. best way I can describe it is that it felt like someone had a finger on the outside of my womb and just pressed against the right side, really strong spasm but it didn't hurt, only lasted a few seconds.
7DPO - Woke with really strong AF cramps, mainly on the right side, feels so heavy on this side.. like someone is scraping against my uterus. Boobs are quite sore today, they feel bruised. Super super cold, freezing all day and can't get warm!
8DPO - Right ovary twinges, boobs feel bruised when I press on them.. sure I felt nauseous in the morning? Could be imagining it.. Dizzy spells and headache on and off ALL day. Freezing cold all day also. Left ovary had some very strong cramps in the evening when watching TV with DH. Very Hungry.
9DPO - Af cramps in the morning, My notes say "I'm out, I just know it. All of my symptoms match my negative cycle and I know i'm not". Emotional. Pinches on the right side, feel very very specific in the same spot all day. Boobs still sore.
10DPO - Had a pelvic ultrasound today to check on some pains I've had for a few cycles, watched the sonographers face because I have a bit of health anxiety and she looked very surprised at one point!?? Very faint AF cramps in the morning but nothing else for the rest of the day. Boobs and nipples are very sensitive. Cried because I chipped a nail....
11DPO - Af cramps in the morning until lunchtime when pinching in right ovary took over for the rest of the day. Boobs and nipples still very sensitive. Emotional.
12DPO - Took an OPK in the morning because I read that OPK's can detect pregnancy, it basically came up as 'half' a positive, not faint, but not as dark as control line. Everywhere I read said that meant no pregnancy, so didn't take HPT today. Nipples and boobs more sore.
13DPO - Took another OPK because my cramps were so strange, just like AF but sticking to one side. OPK was almost a positive, basically just slightly off. Took a HPT and... Positive!

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I really didn't think I was pregnant, honestly. Despite typing out my notes, it didn't seem obvious to me, and it still doesn't.
I think OPK's really helped because they showed me that I O a little earlier than I thought. It's also worth noting I've had no IB so far!!

Really hoping for a sticky baby and a healthy pregnancy with a baby due in june 17 , I wish you all a massive amount of baby dust and I hope every one of you reading gets a giant BFP!!!!!!!!!!

Almost No Symptoms at all!

Today is either 12 or 13 DPO (i think 13 based on my CP, which slammed shut evening of 1 dpo).
I just tested, so this is not FMU, it's in the evening with a CB Digi on a 3 hour hold. i was totally prepared for a negative...
and what do I see but Pregnant 2-3 Weeks!

Guys, i had basically zero symptoms. No breast tenderness, no nausea, no unusual fatigue.

Here's everything by dpo:

2DPO and every day since - creamy cm (which is normal for my cycles) and low closed firm cervix
11DPO - cramping feeling in left ovary area, slight cervix twinges for a few minutes
12DPO - nasal drip, slight sore throat (i assumed allergies), and a slight backache, but I've been sleeping on a guest bunkbed, so that's likely unrelated.

That's it.

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I would like to note that i have a 26-27 day cycle and if i had followed my Glow app's fertility window, I would probably have missed o by a few days (which i knew because i check cervical position). Ovulationcalculator, however, was spot on to my early ovulation, after putting in about a year's worth of cycles. My fertile days start as soon as my period is done, no dry days in between.

Now to scheme up how to tell my husband!
Ah! So excited! I really felt out this month.
But, it's never over til it's over!

Hope this is helpful!

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BFP JUST TURNED 45

Hi ladies I just wanted to give you my quick bfp story mainly as an encouragement to those who are still trying because I know it can be a difficult time.
I turned 45 last month this is now my fourth pregnancy I have one daughter who is age 11 and I had 2 miscarriages at age 39 and 40. Honestly I have always gotten pregnant pretty easily I believe that it's an inherited trait from my mother who has eight children. For that part I know that I'm blessed. So I test monthly as I have been sexually active with my 36 year old boyfriend. We have been together for approximately 4 years. Only in the last 5 months have we began sexual activity without protection. Because I've always gotten pregnant pretty easy I pretty much had resolved Within Myself I would only be having one child. My daughter is lovely and beautiful and all I could ever want in a daughter and I'm very content. So this cycle as usual I was just testing to be sure and Bam 11dpo very bright positive I will attach a couple pictures. I am still very early 6 weeks exactly looking back I absolutely had lots of symptoms one of the biggest ones for me with dizziness loss of balance more frequent urination breast tenderness very very hungry pretty typical stuff actually. I've now been to the doctor several times as they are testing my Beta levels and they are amazingly good like I said I'm just posting this to encourage the older ladies out here that might be discouraged the best thing I can tell you is to just pretty much let go and let God I know it sounds cheesy but I pretty much have resolved that I was happy in my life content the way that it is and believe me I did not expect it so hang in there and stay positive and another bit of advice stop reading all the negative information on the internet all that does is cause you to think negatively which will only hinder your progress God bless you in your journey baby dust to everyone!!!!

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My BFP symptoms

I got my bfp today after trying for quite a while. The posts gave me lot of hope and answers. I want to share my own experience.
1-7 dpo - No symptoms. Noy even a cramp.
8-12 dpo - Swollen and tender boobs. Which i get before AF but this time there were twinges and sharp pains from time to time.
I had no CM!! Dry as a desert.
I got skin rashes. Red patches on stomach and chest. Kind of eczema flare up. But subsided on its own Thank God.
12-15 dpo - Painful boobs... intermittent respite. No nausea no heartburn yet. Sleep is disturbed. I sleep like a log in night but lately i am waking up around 5-6 am and unable to fall back asleep.
16 dpo - Tested twice in the morning. Attaching the bfp. Feeling worried though as this is my first pregnancy. I had a small fibroid which was discovered in office healthcheck an year back. No problems so far.

Suprise BFP after two years of trying

I woke up this morning, and took a pregnancy test and surprise! It was a BFP! I took a FRER just to confirm the Wondfo test.

My husband and I have been trying for two years. I have PCOS and went on Metformin. Went through a few rounds of letrozole and TI. And then got frustrated and stressed out, so I decided we would take the summer "off" from the fertility visits and caring about perfect timing. My last period was end of August and in Early September we took a fun trip to a music festival and then went on another trip for our anniversary. We ate a lot, drank a lot, and relaxed.

I took a pregnancy test when we got home from vacation last week, and it was negative. The only symptom I've had are really sore nipples. So, this morning, I took another one (CD 30) since I'm going on vacation next week again and wanted to see if I should drink. And Voila, BFP!

I cried and laughed and I'm still in shock and disbelief. I haven't told my husband yet. I still can't believe it's happening.

What I did differently this month? "Forgot" about trying to get pregnant (easier said than done). Started taking a liquid D3 supplement and Vitex (although I wasn't very regular with the Vitex).

Symptoms: Heightened sense of smell. Sore boobs/nipples. Breakout on my chin (which could just be from eating crap). Achy muscles.

Prayers for a sticky bean!!

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BFP 2 days past implantation

I have a 28-day cycle but haven't tracked ovulation. We had sex every day from 9/10 to 9/19 (my estimated o date was 9/17). I felt just awfully bloated after. I thought it might be from the sperm. (Maybe it was!) felt bloated from -2 dpo to 6 dpo. No other symptoms. Then nothing at all from 6 dpo to 8 dpo. I assumed any symptoms were from sperm or progesterone and that my hormone levels had dropped back to normal. Then on 9 dpo, I felt bloated again, with some twinges I think were implantation-related and some gastrointestinal upset. On 10 dpo I was constipated and bloated. Today, 11 dpo, I got a faint BFP! Please cross your fingers that it sticks. Stickiness to you all too!

4th Month TTC with BFP on 14DPO using SMEP

I feel it would be rude not to add my BFP story given the many, many hours i have spent reading through other people's stories recently!

Both my husband and i are age 30, and we have gotten a BFP on our 4th cycle TTC with our first baby. The 3rd cycle (last cycle) we had an early chemical pregnancy and if i hadn't taken the test and gotten an extremely faint line on 13DPO (and an even fainter line on 14DPO.. to non-existent) i would just just thought it was AF right on time.

LET ME JUST SAY ... We did not abide by "relax/forget about it and it will happen"... That is the most annoying thing anyone can say to someone TTC. I understand stress can affect fertility and it affects some people more than others, but there's nothing wrong with knowing your body and trying any way possible to increase your chances if you can!

This successful cycle we tried SMEP (Sperm Meets Egg Plan) for the first time with ClearBlue Digital Ovulation Tests - highly recommend if you haven't tried! We feel very lucky it worked for us straight away! We used ClearBlue Digital tests last cycle with the chemical pregnancy but we didn't use SMEP in conjunction.

I had lots of EWCM in the days leading up to ovulation, mostly when i wiped after a BM (also had EWCM in previous cycles too). We used Preseed only as a topical lubricant this time, rather than inserting with the applicator (we used the applicator last cycle with the chemical pregnancy).

As far as symptoms go, the stand outs are:

6DPO - Felt very stressed about work while doing my makeup in the morning. On the drive to work i started balling my eyes out from stress. Had to turn around and work from home that day.

10DPO to NOW - Sore BBs (all over) PLUS sensitive nipples. I never get sensitive nipples during non-successful cycles. I also was VERY snappy at my husband.

13DPO - Moderate (pretty painful) cramping after orgasm.

14DPO - Very strong BFP with FMU using FRER at 1.30AM. Woke hubby up and we were both so excited we didn't sleep a wink after that. Mild period-like cramps on and off throughout the day. Very hungry and thirsty. Extremely gassy at work in the late afternoon; I had to take 2x Mylanta and go home from work due to discomfort, not to mention embarrassing gurgly noises coming from my tummy!

Others throughout TWW: Elevated temperature above the cover line from ovulation to now. Mild to moderate constipation in the TWW.

The symptoms i looked for but did NOT experience, i repeat, DID NOT EXPERIENCE:

X Metallic taste in mouth
X Bleeding gums / bleeding nose
X Diarrhea
X Implantation cramping or bleeding
X Implantation dip (BBT)
X Dizziness (usually experience dizziness in non-successful cycles)
X Darkening of nipples
X Blue veins on chest (no more than usual anyway)
X Unusually high temps (BBT)
X Morning sickness (i'm sure she's on her way if i'm lucky and this pregnancy sticks)
X Insomnia
X Fatigue

I hope you enjoyed reading this and i wish you all the best in achieving your pregnancy when the time is right xx

I owe my story to all the unhopeful

My story begins back in 2011..I stopped taking the pill, and had regular sex with my husband though it became about baby making. I over thought the symptoms every month, oh I peed do I normally pee now, my boobs are sore, I have a head ache, I am craving chocolate etc etc if you on this site you have been there. Buying pregnancy tests before my period was due, after I had my period cause I could find a symptom. This went on till 2012, off I went for monthly bloods to check I was ovulating....yep ticked that box :-) husband sperm sample came back low...(long story but turned out he had a porn addiction) retested him and 90 million sperm so back the doctors must be my fault...next step surgery and exploration into my womb, all ok a wee patch of fibroids but nothing to worry about. Back to a few months of more random pregnancy test over exaggerated symptoms. Being angry, trying to convince myself it was a false negative and searching these websites till I found the answer I wanted, yep the test is wrong, it must be etc etc I was never pregnant. I convinced myself I couldn't have children naturally, even spoke to friends who absolutely where failing at ivf and going down adoption route and believing that would be my life. I split with my husband 2013 now with reflection it's a blessing I didn't fall pregnant. I remember the sting of tears and genuine heart ache as friends fell pregnant, joyed for there life there happiness and watch them become parents, internally I got depresses more reclusive, and more convinced I couldn't become pregnant. I met my now fiancé in 2014, it was long distance but I never bothered with contraception I couldn't get pregnant in my head. We had sex in 2014/2015 randomly every couple of weeks while we commuted, then oct of 2015 I moved in, in all honesty we never had the contraception talk, he knew about my past experience but not how much my head was certain we would need help to conceive. He had tried and failed due to 4/5 miscarriage with a woman who previously had children. We probably had to much sex for a baby to ever be possible but it never happened. June this year he wanted to start trying for a baby cut sex back to every other day, but I knew I hadn't got pregnant so far so why would I now. One late cycle and the hopes where up, 5 negative tests later...I thought who are you kidding, we can play this game till we go to docs and get help. This cycle I knew I was pregnant yep here we go again...should of had my period last Sunday/Monday...we had sex Sunday night after it a wipe of blood so I put a tampon in that was that. Tampon on was clean in the morning. Monday a dark dot of blood when I wiped and a little dot in my pants. Tuesday, wed, Thursday nothing. But my boobs ached and I was tired Thursday. Ached like never before on the outside, going over a bump in the car etc. I knew something was up for them to be this sore. I had a headache Thursday, but I had lowered my calories to loose some new romance weight so put it down to that. Drank a lot of water upped my calories had a rest day. The only other thing I can describe is heat and thirst, thirst walking for a couple of miles and warm sweating in exercise where I wouldn't normally be so hot and wet not wet like ovulation or particularly wet pants but wet. I have also been on and off cramps. I knew something wasn't right, but even though I was late I couldn't bring myself to test. Back to these forums I came even took some online pregnancy tests, they came back negative. Sunday a week late my partner bought a hpt, just in case I wanted to use it. He was pretty sure I was just stressed and that's why I was late. And me well I was a week late living in fairy tale pregnancy land seemed ok, this morning I didn't use first morning pee so that was a good reason not to test. Then I actually peed in a cup to test but so convinced it would be negative poured the pee out no test. Then I got my brave pants on and tested...before I could even pull my jeans up I could see it bfp. If this will stick I can only hope and prey, but guess what I can get pregnant! After all these years I am now experiencing what pregnancy feels like. Wish I had spent more time figuring out the what nows, what can I eat do what can't I than focus on make believe pregnancy in my head. Thus boob pain is not like pmt boob pain...it's like broken rib boob pain, the wetness is like having missed the first hour of my period bleed wet but yet nothing on pants or toilet paper to show it. Please don't over anylise believe the negatives and move on. My story is long winded but if it helps one person I am glad,. Keep believing keep trying, and enjoy life :-)

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