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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.

Pregnant after 11 years ttc!

I am so excited to be finally sharing my storing on here! I have a daughter who's 12 and I began ttc when she was almost a year old. After 5 years of trying with no success I saw a fertility dr. We did clomid & trigger shit without success and the did laparoscopy which I was diagnosed with endometriosis between stages II-III (mild-moderate). We went on trying another 3 years (totalling 8) when I got a bfp. I soon learned through beta hcg test & ultra sound that I was experiencing a blighted ovum. I was beyond upset. I had of course thought that we were finally pregnant when I got the positive test and it took me a few weeks to accept that our time really came. Then to have everything crumble.. We gave up trying for almost 2 years following the blighted ovum & then bam- I got pregnant unexpectedly in July a month shy of 2 years following the blighted ovum. This time I would go on believing everything is great for 8 weeks when I would then learn the baby's heart rate wasn't high enough (80/88 bpm) and we were warned we were miscarrying. I decided to let nature take it course. Big mistake. I carried our baby after it had passed; for another 4 weeks... and it was something I'll never forget and I wound up in the trauma unit for 17 hours in active "labor/miscarrying"... we decided we would be happy with our family the way it is and give up all expectations or want for another child. I went through SEVERE depression for 9-10 months following the misscarriage. Our sex life decreased dramatically to only 0-1x per month and in the very same month I lost our baby last year- my period was late... I was apprehensive to test, knowing I had only had sex once that month and my boobs we're already sore at that time which always meant I had already ovulated (progesterone surge)... on cycle day 32 i gave in.... AND GOT A BFP, hubby was super excited and I felt upset he was so quick to get excited and I wouldn't let myself except that this was real until I at least confirmed baby was healthy including heart rate etc.. I am now 17 weeks & everything has been amazing. I have had some weird pains especially in the beginning of this pregnancy did to inflammation and scar tissue but bee propolis always helps wonders for that! I also made sure to take bee propolis following my misscarriage along with a Whole Foods multi vitamin and I will always think the bee propolis along with having the essentials my Body needs; from the multi vitamin- helped me conceive this healthy baby!! Bee propolis is literally the best rememdy I have found for fertility and pain both... I hope my story gives inspiration to women who feel there time will never come!!! Keep on keeping on, it's no joke when people say "it'll happen when u least expect it!"
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Cheap tests said bfn for weeks

I bought cheap tests in bulk on Amazon, big mistake! Around the time I was supposed to get my period I took a test and got a bfn, took another once I was late, bfn. Waited a week and yup, bfn. I was going crazy because I was two weeks late now and had pregnancy symptoms but no period and my tests were coming out negative. So I decided to run to the store and buy 3 different name brand tests. ALL came out positive. I think the tests I bought in bulk are simply not sensitive enough. So lesson learned, it's not always a good idea to go cheaper and go thru the torture and frustration I went through. On another note, my ovulation window was completely off, so don't go by your expected dates if you're using that method only. My tracker said I would be ovulating a certain week and I ovulated 2 weeks later. I'm 2 mo pregnant now and although I didn't keep exact track, I can tell u some of my early symptoms. DPO 1-6 Sore breasts DPO 7-14 cramps, back ache, very emotional, dizzy spell, exhausted, not into food I usually love

Better late than never... hope this gives hope to LTTTC ladies

So I was TTC for 5 years and was on and off this forum during my many many TWW's I thought I'd pop back and give you my BFP story! We had a humber of fertility tests done all coming back fine for both of us. Tried chlomid to no avail and decided we would get married and after christmas 2015 would go forward with the IVF. We got married and unbelievably fell pregnant on honeymoon! So all the times people told me to just "relax and it would happen" and I thought don't be stupid theres obviously a reason I'm not getting pregnant... I genuinely believe this advice now. We're currently TTC #2 our lb is 8 months now and we want a close age gap. I've just ovulated a couple of days ago so officially in my TWW but this time I'm not stressing I know I CAN get pregnant so I'm just going with the flow this time. Hope this gives some of you hope that it will happen for you I know I loved reading positive stories when TTC #1 xxx oh and ps I had zero symptoms until 6 weeks when I started with morning sickness. I only knew I was pregnant as I took a test by chance when my af was due total shock no symptoms at all!

BFP with CLASSIC PMS symptoms & neg ovulation tests

I felt it necessary to share my BFP story with you all as I have relied on all of your stories on a daily basis for the past 4 months I figured I should pay it forward :) So, after 4 months of ttc I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I got my BFP this month since this is the only month my hubby and I barely did the bd AND I got a negative ovulation read every day of my cycle! Since I could not rely on the ovulation tests, I followed my mamas advice and bd on cd 11 & cd 12, but that was it. All the other months where we didnt concieve, we did the bd almost every day of a 7 day span just to make sure we captured the 4 different ovulation days based on the 4 different apps I was using, haha. Any who, on to the symptoms... Overall, it was literally the most text book PMS experience I have had since ttc. No joke. Not surprisingly then, this is also the first month I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. Here is how the last week of what would be my 28 cycle looked like: cd 19 - first day of sore bbs, nothing else, happy as a clam cd 20-22 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain (could have been gas), cranky cd 23 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain, increased appetite (could have been eagerness for thanksgiving, lol), backaches cd 24 - a little nausea & dizziness, sore bbs, cramps, and feeling emotional... typical before getting period cd25-26 - sore bbs & constipated... typical before getting period cd27 - sore bbs, acne... typical before getting period cd28 - sore bbs, fatigue, gas, BAD cramps, diarrhea, acne, bloating, peeing every 30 minutes, backaches... the peeing every 30 minutes threw me off a bit, but the cramps had me convinced it was a period because they felt exactly like period cramps Night before cd 29 - HORRIBLE cramps, to the point where I was tossing and turning all night and 100% convinced I was going to wake up to my period. I actually teared up in the middle of the night because I was so bummed it wasnt happening this month. cd29 - sore bbs (which is weird because they always go away the day I get my period), sharp cramps on my left side all day, which got worse when I sat in certain positions, continued frequent urination, bloating, and bad lower back pain So, at this point I was sure I was not pregnant and told myself that I would not test until I was 3 days late because I was sick of seeing negative tests, but I couldnt get over how weird the cramping was on my left side and also, I had been going to bed by 8:30 every night for the past week or so. So, that night on whim I said, screw it, I am doing it! And almost instantly I saw a second line starting to appear on my clear blue hpt. I could not believe it!!! Especially since it was at night and I had been drinking water all day and the first day of what would have been my period. I assumed it was going to be too early. Moral of the story for those who are trying, relax (I know, easier said than done), don't over think it, and do not get discouraged when you start to experience pms symptoms. You are not out until you are on your period. Don't worry It will happen. Lastly, the one thing that was definitely different around cd 26 was that I got a quick sharp prickly feeling to the left side of my bellybutton, but it never happened again. Could have been implantation or nothing. No idea since I dont know when I ovulate since the stinking ovulation strips failed me, haha. I hope this was helpful to someone and BABY DUST TO ALL! :) :) :)

BFP after years of TTC

Let me just start out by saying... miracles are possible. My husband and I have been TTC for so so long. About 2 1/2 years. I have a blocked Fallopian tube (on my right side) and my husband has very low sperm motility and morphology. Meaning a large percentage aren't shaped right and they are very slow and sluggish. And in the last year we have found out through fertility treatments and multiple specialists ... that my right ovary (blocked side) is the side that produces the most and has the best eggs. My left side struggled. We did 5 months of Femara and 2 cycles of IUI. Which had to be done ONLY when I was ovulating on my left side, otherwise... it wouldn't work obviously. So many months had to be canceled due to the wrong side. We have been to 3 fertility specialists. All of which told us that because of my husband's low motility/ morphology of his sperm.. even when I was ovulating on my left side... his sperm had a 1% chance of getting where they needed to go without medical intervention- meaning IVF or IUI. So we prepared for our first round of IVF. I was due to start medications this month and then the egg retrieval/ egg transfer the following month. But.... by some miracle.. we got pregnant. On our own.... That 1% chance. MIRACLES HAPPEN .. do NOT give up. Here was my 2WW symptoms. (Keep in mind I didn't think it was possible that we could get pregnant.. but I'm always paying close attention to my body and especially getting so close to our IVF) 3 days before I ovulated.. I did a fertility acupuncture session. I think this had a lot to do in helping us conceive. Around day 13 in my cycle I felt pains in my LEFT side.. 2DPO More small pains in left side. 3DPO-6DPO Really Hungry. Tired. Went to bed early. 10DPO boobs sore, swollen, heavy. (I thought.. dang.. here comes AF) 12DPO Took a test (because I do every month) 1 line and then another very faded line appeared after 10 minutes so I counted it as a BFN and evap took another test that night because I couldn't stop thinking about it.. same thing. Line after 10 min. Cramped all night. Thought for sure I would wake up to AF 13DPO No AF in morning. POAS with FMU. Faint line again.. but not instant. Thinking I'm pregnant maybe. Felt slightly nauseas throughout day Like carsick almost. AF type cramps that night. Felt SO disapointed and angry at myself for getting my hopes up again. 14DPO Woke up- no AF. (I was due for AF at 13DPO) so I took another test with FMU and bam. BFP. Not crazy solid but it was there within 2 minutes. Took another digital test just because and there it was- the beautiful words PREGNANT. In complete shock. There was supposed to be no way this could happen without IUI or IVF. Haven't even told my doctor yet but DO NOT GIVE UP LADIES!!!

38 yrs old, BFP 13dpo, few "typical" symptoms

Hi! A BFP success story to share myself since I've enjoyed reading the others so much. I'm a 38 yr old mom of a 2 yr old and 4 yr old. My cycles are usually 26-27 days long with ovulation around day 10-12. Had copper IUD removed in Sept to start TTC our 3rd. In the years I had the copper IUD, I would often spot a couple days before period start, which was also common when I had no IUD. My IUD was taken out a few days before my period in Sept, then I had another period in Oct. Even though I wasn't pregnant then, I had so many pregnancy "symtoms" I was sure I was, but spotted a couple days before period arrived. This cycle was really different. Ov was a bit wonky this time. I can always tell by high open cp and ewcm leading up to ov and spotting, with a clear shift to creamy cm and closed cp after. This time I had a couple days ewcm and open cp, with creamy closed cp after, then a couple more days ewcm and open cp, with that ending cd 12 or 13. I got really sick with a stomach virus around this time so maybe that threw it off a bit? DPO stated below is just a best guess. * Had sex with a sperm friendly lube CD 9, 10, 12 * Ov somewhere between cd 9 and 12, but regular ov type spotting at 9dpo * 1 dpo to 9dpo stomach virus for 2 days followed by a nasty cold (still stuffed up sinuses today at 14dpo) * 2 dpo to 12 dpo cm either dry, sticky or creamy with med to high and closed cp, normal for me * 6 dpo implantation spotting, creamy cm mixed with light pink, then a little later a tiny amount of a light brown coloured sticky clump * 6 dpo to 13 dpo, not everyday but on and off cramping, slight sore lower back and twinges, though nothing extreme * 7 to 8 dpo heartburn * 10 dpo cm had a slight yellow tinge for a couple hours * 13 dpo cm became more watery, cp moved a little lower, and breasts became tender (thought period was coming) * 13 dpo tested anyway with 10miu using very diluted midday urine and got light positive * 14 dpo tested first thing with 25miu and clear positive, woke with slight headache, cm still watery but cp high closed and soft Differences this cycle were: no common pre period bloating and gassiness, really just a couple times so far. Also my pre period breast tenderness usually starts about 10 dpo. I just started getting tender breasts at 13dpo. Also no normal pre period spotting. These symptoms are so similar to when I conceived my son. I was sure my period was coming then too. With my daughter was more convinced I was pregnant and had lots of bloating and typical "signs". I guess we'll see :). Hoping for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Wishing everyone else good health, love and luck!

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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