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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.

36yo African 300-lb w/ vaginismus TTC #2 (first try)

I included some demographics on myself to be relatable to those with similar background :) Preg History: Just 1 pregnancy (conceived on 3rd attempt). Gave birth to DS via csection. Typical Cycle: 28-29 days O Day: CD 16-17 (12 day LP) With TTC #2 cycle 1, DH didnt want me in pain from penetration (like with DS) so we inseminated using CVS 1ml syringes (filled 2 with sperm) on O-2 (no orgasm) and O (orgasmed). Moderate EWCM; hips raised 30-mins after; INTENSE O pain on O day. SYMPTOMS 1dpo to 12dpo Dull uterine cramping and pulling throughout (never with DS) 4dpo to 12dpo Breast aches/tingling on and off (also with DS) ~5dpo Uterine pressure and frequent urination; strongly suspected UTI; Azo test strip +ve for leucocytes -ve for nitrites. Next day doc said my urine was crystal clear (first Preg suspicion). Hospital hpt BFN (6dpo) 10dpo Drove myself APE-SHIT CRAZY checking for implant bleeding but saw none (had it at 10dpo with DS) 11dpo BFN with FMU (got bfp with DS on this dpo) 11dpo to 13dpo Intense ache in right ovary (never happens; second Preg suspicion - perhaps my corpus luteum being rescued?) 12dpo Vivid dream of getting 3 consecutive hcg blood tests with values 0, 15 and 80. Gassiness and vaginal twinges - typical pre-AF symptoms 13dpo BBT 98.56. Didnt temp this cycle but from previous cycles with DS, temp always dipped below 98 by 13DPO (third Preg suspicion). $tree New Choice hpt with FMU = the FAINTEST BFP imaginable. Didn't believe it, kept expecting AF any second. Nipples getting superhard all by themselves. Cramping and gas and body aches. 14dpo BBT 98.50 Tested evening with FRER 2-hour hold. Clear BFP. https://i.imgsafe.org/a485167013.jpg

Unexpected but never unloved!

So over the past year I have spied hundreds of pages like this trying my best to understand what could or what might be happening to my body month by month. So now that I've join the BFP club I though I share for all those watching on the sidelines. DH and I have been charting for birth control purposes for the past year. My cycles have never been 100% reliable but they are long. I never ovulate before day 22. So needless to say I was shocked and terrified when I got my shift on day 17. One day before we would have up'd the prevention game. Of course I started having "symptoms", but I just knew I was setting myself up for disappointment. It took me untill 14DPO to get my BFP and it was the longest 2 weeks of my life. After I found out I thought well maybe my symptoms weren't placebo afterall so here we go. 1-4DPO nothing 5-9DPO sore nipples, but I've had that before. 10DPO Nipples back to normal and slight cramps. I just knew AF was on her way. I did have 2 pretty bad mood swings, but I was preparing for exams (I'm a grad student) also I was feeling disappointed and so I just figured it was stress. 11-13 DPO cramps stayed so AF. (This is the one that got me curious bc I never have cramps more than a few hours of the first day of AF. Also my LPhase is short typically 11days) 14 DPO I got my BFP. Cramps are still here and a little nausea, but that could be because I'm still in shock.
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BFP 13 DPO

**i tried a whole year with my first boyfriend. Nothing worked...turned out to be the fibrods blocking my right tube. But i broke up with him. Took a break, the found the love of my life. My King, my meant-to-be, my dear Husband. Allahu akbar!** 28 with 0 children. DH is 34 with children I have PCOS and am 6 1/2 months healed from open myomectomy to remove 2 large and 1 small tumor on April 21, 2016. Any baby delivery is mandatory c section. We are in our 2nd cycle TTC. The first month i symptom spotted so much and started to drive myself crazy. This time around....not really. I let it be while still trying to take notice of things like cm and breast tenderness. O Day- from the left-pain came and went 1 DPO had sex 2 DPO can tell ovulated on left side. minor stings on pain. lots of peeing. so far this is normal. Tender breasts. feels like the firsy day of menses type of breast pain. ugh. vagina hurts lol 3DPO cteamy cm cervix . Feeling feverish. Body aches. Glob of off white creamy cm on tissue. Like a snot glob. 4DPO fever. Body aches. Low sex drive. 5DPO fever (going dpwn) hmmm i wonder if it was immplantation day. But other that much of the same 6DPO nothing standout but odd taste in mouth. Familiar odd taste. 7DPO -8DPO nothibg to report. Work is intense. 9DPO dreams. saw a baby girl who had my full lips. woke up hella angry. Very real dream. 10DPO -11DPO no recording. Didn't want to drove myself crazy. 12 DPO AF due.. she's a no show 13 DPO 1 day late. Crampy-ish 14DPI 2 Days late. Decides to test. Bought a Clear Blue. Peed on the stick. Positive. Im in the walmart bathroom laughing hysterically because i was expecting a no ... i think? Just...wow! Husband was finishing the purchase and getting food. I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't understand that reaction. Symptoms: back and breast aches. Breast tenderness.very fatigued,. Low sex drive. Watery cm. Cp closed and high.took another clear blue and the line is darker than first... 15DPO currently I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have very tender breasts, hunger is increasing. Low sex drive. ..i think it's due to fatigue. I am still shocked. My husband is excited. I want a boy and he wants a girl. We are praying for twins as they run on both sides of the family. I will keep you all posted. I fear miscarriage so im taking drastic measures to self care. Chamomile tea for starters. Praying this little one growing inside me sticks and allows me to feed them good things. Happy baby making to you all.
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43 bfp & you can too!

Hi All. Like everyone says, "I couldn't wait to share my bfp story here" I hope this gives logical hope and deep assurance to any woman in their 40's who thinks she doesn't have a chance! Im 43 and the mom of 7. I know i know. Its a little selfish to want another but I was put on the planet to be a mom. I love parenting. I adore my children's personalities and I learn so much about myself with each one of them. In many ways its me being parented. I love helping them achieve. With that, at 41 I decided after sneaking and smoking for 7 years that I wanted to stop and have another baby. I never smoked or drank with my other children. I tried after stopping for a month and my body gave me a resounding... HELL NO. I miscarried. I really do call for my children and I think this time that I had done so much damage to my body with smoking and not eating well that my baby was, from some ethereal state, outright refusing the call. I stopped calling. In December of 2015. I called again. I snuck and smoked in November, hadn't exercised a lick, wasn't taking vitamins regularly and my baby was like, "yeah, no thanks". So too in January, April & June. I read everything. I gathered everything. I did nothing. Yet I longed for my little one to accept my call. In September, I downloaded 2 african songs with heavy drumbeats. I downloaded a walking app on my phone and I put on my headphones and walked 2.5 miles in place. I last smoked in March. I started drinking 2 quarts of water a day. I started making smoothies every morning with maca, spinach, lucuma, banana, bee pollen, coconut oil, manukah, barley grass and 1/4 teaspoon of vitex along with the kitchen sink lol. I started going to sleep at night. In October my husband started walking me around the neighborhood in the mornings and evenings. I loved the time with him and hated the exercise. I hate exercise.. well maybe hate is a strong word. I deplore exercise. Yes thats it! :) All my bbt temps suggested I had thyroid problems. Maybe. I never get ewcm. I remember having it in my 20's and thinking "wtf???" Ah, i was so dumb. My right boob has a lump bigger than Texas in it. My doctors said its fine. My luteal phase bobbled from 9-11 days. My cycles 23-26 days. With my husband, I finished 2 bottles of Geritol during September & October. I took selenium and B6, zinc, magnesium, and real b12 (methylcobalamin) 5000mg sublingual. I took vit c and serrapeptase and milk thistle and real vit e. I drank bladderwrack tea for the iodine. I drank pregnancy tea and healthy cycle tea and green teas. I drank 3-4 cups of tea a day. I made dandelion and nettle infusions. I loved myself again. I thought myself important again. My husband and I are weird so we decided that we would get pregnant in November to try for a baby born on the day of the eclipse of 2017. Go big or stay at home my Grandma would say lol. My husband doesnt share his sperm unless we're trying to have a child and being convinced that it was a day after my ovulation and that I couldnt get pregnant, I concocted some story about my body fighting his sperm as a foreign invader and so he should internally reacquaint himself . We laughed about it but I kinda sort of thought that way. OK, I really thought that was true. 1-4dpo nothin 5dpo M I G R A I N E 6dpo headache all day. Painful sharp jabs in my stomach. 7dpo my butt hurts so bad and I dont mean my cheeks. I start googling rectal pressure and bfp. The pain reminded me of a time I pulled muscles tilling soil. Grabbed the progesterone cream everyday from this point. 8dpo 98.38 bbt more rectal pain. Help me any God.. ALL THE GODS! Stomach cramps left, then right, then center.. then center, left and right. 9dpo stomach cramps, gassy and my butt is still being.. a butthole 10dpo 97.90 bbt less gas, less butt pain and same crampy stomach. Took a cheap Walmart hpt-- negative. 11dpo BFN hpt. Crampy butt pain gone. U mean to tell me I had a week of a bad relationship with my lower half and Im not pregnant!! 12dpo 97.90 frer-- BFP faint but definite positive. Crampy. A lil stinging on the arm side of my right breast. I didnt think it would happen sometimes.. my husband never wavered and Im well pleased. Take care of yourselves. Take out the time to prepare your babys first nursery.. your womb. Believe everything and nothing. Listen to your body's needs. Call your baby. I truly will you the joy of being a mother as many times as you desire <3 Now to tell my son and his wife that their son is going to be a big nephew lol
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Pregnant AFTER IVF.......Naturally!!!!

I wanted to give a little hope to those in the TWW as well as those who have been through fertility treatment only to have it end in a broken heart........ My husband and I have spent the last year trudging through IVF. We had a wonderful egg count and ended up with four AA six day snow babies.....we were over the moon!!!! After three transfers and two positive pregnancies all of them ended in miscarriage (one took 14 weeks from start to finish and the other about seven all within six months of each other). Before we knew it all our embryos were gone. It was very easy for me to say no more treatment at that time. After about a month of emotional healing we started to move onto adoption but also decided to try naturally until we submitted everything to the agency early next year. In regards to our infertility I had a "lazy" tube, unpredictable cycles, hypothyroidism and Lupus and my husband was border line motility issue......he just laughs and tells me it wasn't his best work that day:-) I started to temp back in August as well as take ovulation tests around the time I "felt" I was ovulating. It turns out IVF treatment jump started my body and ovulation occurred like clock work the first two months. August and September we did not have any luck but we moved on to October hopeful as one can be. October was a crazy cycle! I had two LH surges with the last one ending in ovulation confirmed through temping. I know one can have a positive ovulation test only to not truly ovulate and that is why I temp everyday. I actually made an appointment with my OBGYN last Friday and we decided just to to run a few hormone tests next cycle on day 3 and 21 and my husband is scheduled for another semenalysis this coming Tuesday. I am happy and in shock to report we will not be making it to those dates.......this morning I decided to take a test and I am pregnant!!!!!! No medications......no doctors......just the two of us......cue the song!!!!!! I know I rely on others testimonies on what they did different and how they felt so I am going to share with you what my journey has been like over the last few months trying naturally!!!!! August up until today: I started Evening Primrose Oil Cycle Day 1 up until ovulation was confirmed (through temping). The week before ovulation I took mucinex, the plain and simple one with no extras added in, to help with CM because mine is nothing!!!! Every time we BD I used Preseed.....about half a tube and it went all the way up. All month long I take B6 as well as the small dose of baby Aspirin. Husband has been taking Zinc everyday (when he remembers). Symptoms: 1 DPO-3DPO just normal ovulation cramping. I spotted a little bit during this time and I think that was because this was the second time my body tried to ovulate this month. 4 DPO-8 DPO NOTHING and I mean NOTHING!!!!!!!! 9 DPO very hungry and that has not ended!!!!! Lots of watery CM with white goop in it. 10 DPO terrible hormone headache just like every month and needed a nap in the afternoon. More watery CM. 11 DPO a little crampy and told husband AF may be a yucky one this month.....but no spotting and I spot three days before my period EVERY month but nothing so far.....mmmmmmmmm. Another nap and lots of snacks today. More water CM. 12 DPO woke up needing to pee and my belly was louder than my alarm at 7 am. VERY watery CM so much so when I first wiped I thought spotting for AF had started but nothing but water. In the middle of the day without holding it at all I decided I had one test from last month and went ahead and took. I knew it was impossible but I needed to just get it over with so AF would start. Within a minute my world turned upside down and against what the doctors believed to be possible I am pregnant!!!!! No squinter here.....full blown two lines one day before missed period!!!!!! Now I do not know if this is going to turn out in our favor but I am hopeful that I even got pregnant. My doctor made room for me on Thursday and the terrible week of blood tests and BETA double times will begin but with faith and hope maybe, just maybe I will have conceived our rainbow baby the month we would have delivered our first baby we lost on Valentine's Day just nine months ago<3

11 DPO, BFP! 2 months TTC

So I will give you a little back story.... I am 32, DH is 34. I've never been pregnant before, DH has a son from a previous relationship. I cannot stress how much I've wanted a baby ...and I thought because I wanted it so bad it would take longer, but we got our BFP on our second month trying. DH works out of town, so I thought that would hinders us as well. I bought Easy@Home ovulation kit to help us and I really believe that it was the reason we got pregnant so fast. We only BD 2x durning my fertile window. The day before and the day of ovulation as per the OPK. Because I stalk these message boards like a crazy person, I decided to tell you my story to give hope to all the future moms to be because it will happen for you as well :) I will also say, I did track my CP and it was all over the place ...low, high, hard, soft... all through out my DPO. So, I don't even think it's a good indicator of pregnancy or even worth tracking. I have a fairly regular cycle. 29-31 days. This month I ovulated on CD15. 1DPO- EWCM 2-4- DPO - not many symptoms, cm becoming more creamy and whitish... lotion like ? 5-6 DPO - the cramps start in my low pelvic area. They are less than bad period cramps, but are constantly there... a dull cramping... feels heavy in my uterus, boobs are not that sore but feel full, constipation, and I feel really tired. CM- increases, creamy white wet. 7DPO- exhaustion. Feel like I could nap 2x a day, irriatable, emotional. Dull cramps still there, skin breaks out with some acne (rare for me) my gums and teeth are sore...very strange... no bleeding gums as I have read before but very sore. I get a headache in the evening. CM -creamy white wet 8-9DPO- exhaustion- going to bed at 830pm (Rare for me), sore gums, increased appetite, feel like I am getting sick...temp is high, sore throat a bit...over all, I think I'm just coming down with something. Pressure in pelvic area still. 10DPO- something tells me to take an IC hcg test...I swear I see a line but it's sooooooo faint (basically a shadow) that i actually cannot fully believe it's there. I think it's all in my head. CM- creamy wet, more of it than normal. Getting suspicious. 11DPO- dull pressure in uterus. Mild cramps.test with first response early results and get a faint positive. My first BFP!!!!! No longer have to squint to see, but it isn't a strong positive. Overwhelmed by emotion. Thankful to God for this blessing. 12DPO- strong positive BFP. Not even a guess that it's positive. Dull pressure in uterus. symptoms I did not have: -spotting -sore nipples -metallic taste -dizziness It's so hard emotionally when you want a baby so badly and people tell you to just relax and let it happen...easier said than done!!! I am not saying stress over everything but I don't think there is anything wrong with doing everything you absolutely can to increase your chances :) I feel so blessed and I know it'll happen for YOU as well. Baby dust to all. I hope my BFP turns out to be a healthy baby :)

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! ~~~~~~ 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. -- 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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