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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.

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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BFP at 38 and 5 years TTC!

I got my first ever BFP this morning.

I'm still in disbelief. Years ago I was TTC with my ex, and I was temping, using preseed, using ovulation monitors etc.. and nothing. Blood tests revealed slightly under active thyroid function (non Hashimoto's) and I was put on synthroid... still nothing. My ex and I eventually split up and then my current partner and I began trying about a year ago. I didn't expect anything to happen. About 6 months ago I went to a new doctor (naturopath) because I moved, and he did a very thorough intake checkup, with blood test, urine analysis and saliva. He told me my progesterone levels were quite low. He also diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia and SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth). About 3 months after that, I went on a high protein, high full fat, very low card diet and began eating probiotic foods daily. I cut back on the alcohol and limited caffeine to 1 cup of coffee or tea per day. All this to try and correct my digestive issues, not to conceive (though we were not preventing)! Got my BFP on day af was due this month! I had some strange cm yesterday and today, yellowish/light brown in color, and decided to test. Other than that, no unusual symptoms. I spotted around ovulation, but am not sure when exactly I ovulated b/c I stopped temping a long time ago and that has also happened to me before.

I really think that the probiotics and zinc supplementation (whole food grade/raw) had an enormous impact on my hormone balance.

I hope this little bean sticks! But the fact that I actually conceived is a true miracle and if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Baby dust!!

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BFP Au Natural 45!!!!!!!!!

Hi ladies......I have one healthy daughter I had at 34 she is now 11yrs old. I was not trying and not even really expecting a baby at this age, however here I am. Ive already had well meaning people suggest to me not to keep this baby.
I had two misscarriages at age 39 and 40 back to back but ironically I feel more sure of this baby than at that younger age. I am a very young 45, have friends of all ages and I am excited. I am fully aware of my level of risk, but I really know that if God wants this baby here they will be.
I have not been keeping track of my symptoms as I did not expect this, I do know what a blessing this is and I am greatful for this opportunity to be a mommy again. A bit shocked but pleasantly surprised:)
Syptoms I have noticed since 9/17 the day first test taken:
Nausea
Tired
Moody
VERY hot wow
Some lower abdominal discomfort (mild)
Breast pain ouch lol
Running to pee alot
Mild headaches
Dizziness/balance off
Irtitability
No appetite
Extreme thirst

Tested blaringly (wow) positive at 11 dpo as of today 9/20 four to five weeks only
Confirmed same day with
Digital.

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BFP after 12 months - No Symptoms

I was 29 and had been trying 12 months already. I started out pretty relaxed, but at about 6 months, I started to get a little stressed. I started temping my BBT and charting symptoms, so I felt like I had a bit more control. Everything seemed pretty normal and regular...so we just kept trying and focusing on my fertile days. Nothing for 6 more months. By this point I was getting very stressed and depressed when my period showed up as usual.

Month 12 I was late. I was for sure late because my Luteal phase was never over 14 days, and it was quite clear it was 15 dpo and period didn't show up. I had all the symptoms: sore boobs, tired, hungry, a bit ill. I took a test and it was negative and my period showed up later that day. I am thinking it could have been a chemical, and the hormone was already out of my system by the time I took the test. I was so disappointed, I cried. Was it ever going to happen for us?

I was starting to think about seeking medical assistance since it had been 12 months. I told myself one more month, and if it didn't turn out, I would get the process started.

Nothing was unusal this time. We did the Deed the day before Mother's day and I was so depressed. I wasn't a mother still and my SIL was pregnant for the 3rd time in the middle of all this.

The TWW started and I had nothing to report. No sore boobs, no tiredness, nothing. Only thing that might have been strange was I pulled my lower ab muscle from turning out of bed. That had never happened, maybe I am getting old! My husband was leaving for work during the week, and I had one spare test from the month before. That Sunday morning (the day before expected period) I just decided to take it so my husband could console me when it was negative.

3 minutes and WHAT!? No way. It was positive with a faint line. I couldn't believe it. My heart was pounding and I brought the test to my husband. He was grumpy I was waking him up but I showed him the test and asked him what he saw. He saw 2 bars. That meant postive. We both hugged and went back to sleep.

I didn't believe it. Through the rest of the week I took 2 more tests in case of a chemical. I even went to the clinic to get a test and it was positive again. I don't think I believed it until my belly was growing and my baby was definitely kicking and moving around and I had 2 ultrasounds haha. (BTW that weird lower stomach pain continued into my pregnancy and my midwife told me it was round ligament pain. I didn't know you could get it that early, but I guess I did..so maybe I had ONE symptom...)

Okay, it's been a while since I had my BFP. My baby is 7.5 months now. But I did write everything down and always meant to post my story for others. After all, I was trying for a year before I got my BFP, and these stories always helped me pass the time during the TWW.

Good luck. Don't give up. Just keep getting through every month. Hopefully it will happen for you too. Sooner rather than later.

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PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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