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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 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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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!

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