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BFP by DPO

The BFP by DPO is hands down my favorite kind of BFP story. It unfolds slowly, like a tulip in the spring - a new symptom appearing with each passing day… constipation on Tuesday, tingling boobs on Wednesday…. Ah, the poetry of it all!

We’d love for you to send – nay, we simply MUST HAVE – your BFP by DPO story, assuming you were detail-oriented (nice euphemism, huh?) enough to record your symptoms on a daily basis.  

So all you BFP by DPO’ers – we want to hear from you! Send us your story, blow by blow, through this contact form.

After 5 years...

I have been stalking this site for as long as I can remember and could not wait until I posted my own one day. Things I did differently this month: I saw a naturopath and she provided me with 50 billion probiotics, better prenatals, high dose dhea and fish oil. I also cut out gluten, refined sugar and dairy. I had done 2 medicated IUIs and this month decided to “take a month off”. My symptoms were not what I was expecting at all. Less than any other month I was “convinced” I was pregnant: DPO 1-5: Nothing at all DPO 6: more tired than usual, not regular tired, but like couldn’t fight through it tired, mood was low DPO 7-14: only more tiredness, I slept a lot longer than usual, irritable and was picking fights with DH. Took frer on DPO 8 due to the tiredness - hard negative. Bought ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, bbt thermometer and book on conceiving from amazon - that is how convinced I was that I was not pregnant. DPO 12: Had a dream about a positive pregnancy test, but didn’t think much of it because I’ve been consumed by this whole process the past few months. DPO 14: received my order from amazon, thought I’d take a hpt for the hell of it - hard BFP!!! Took 2 more tests to confirm and made DH run to pharmacy to get a ClearBlue. I hope this lets everyone know that there is hope when you feel like you’ve been trying forever and it’s never going to happen! It still hasn’t sunk in and I’m hoping for a very sticky baby, as I had a miscarriage about 5 years ago and no BFPs before today.
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For me, this is nothing short of a miracle...

Well I’ll be damned. I’m practically speechless. I truly didn’t believe several aspects of our situation were true. But turns out, all of those stories I’ve heard are possible. We tried for over a year with our first, DS and ended up having to get fertility testing done. The conclusion the endocrinologist came to was “unexplained infertility”. We proceeded straight to IVF, considering IUI is not very affective at all with our diagnosis. We conceived DS our first attempt. Amazing. We were over the moon. I had an incredible pregnancy and my little guy is incredible. We are just so thrilled. BUT... we wanted more! So, we decided we were ready to start trying again. We decided to attempt on our own for two months, and proceed with IVF yet again, if we were unsuccessful. Well! lol and behold! Our very first month trying. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw that “yes+”. Let me give you the low down... firstly I want to say, that I NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING WERE “SYMPTOMS”. I FELT NO DIFFERENT!!!!! At ALL!!!! Felt more symptoms on months that I wasn’t pregnant. CD 10, 11 and 12- EWCM, bd on CD 12 ONLY!!!! Didn’t even know if I was ovulating for sure. When in doubt, BD with all EWCM!!!! CD 13, 1dpo, 2dpo, 3dpo- O cramps (which iv never had before) 4dpo, 5dpo, 6dpo- constipated, but so was DH... something we ate?? Didn’t eat? 7dpo- smallish glob of white creamy/sticky cm. Didn’t recall ever having this (this was really the only sign that MAY have tipped me off a little) 8, 9dpo- tiny bit of ewcm when wiping. Tested BFN (I thought this was 9dpo but it was actually 8dpo when I tested) Today I saw someone having a grilled cheese and tomato and NEEDED one! But I never pulled the idea out of my head. I never considered this a “craving” with my first pregnancy, but in retrospect, these were my cravings. Only when I SAW someone eating something. 10dpo- tested fmu BFN. Thought for sure I was out. Headache (but didn’t sleep well and had a glass of wine) 11,12dpo- nothing 13dpo- tiny pinhead red dot when I checked my cervix (I always thought this was people exaggerating!) had cramping after this check from irritating it but it dissipated in a few minutes. Ovia app says to test. I’m too scared. So used to BFNs... 14dpo- small amount of buggery pink tinged cm. I get this EVERY time I’m about to get AF. Thought for sure I was out. 15dpo- nothing at all... hmmm... tested at 1pm with FRER digital, after peeing all day and BAAM! BFP!!!!!! Unreal. I was in utter shock! Waited like 5min for the damn thing to show up! But it was real!!! I always thought that any spotting at all the day before and the day AF was due (especially with no other symptoms to speak of) meant AF for sure. It’s happened to me a million times where I thought that I could still be pregnant after spotting 13,14dpo... and I’d always get AF. But this time!!!! AND, I’ve heard so many stories of women getting pregnant naturally after infertility, but me??? And the FIRST try!!?!!??? Nothing short of a miracle. Can’t wait to tell my husband. I wish the very best of luck to all of you. And PLEASE, ignore family and friends, and if you want it bad enough, do WHATEVER it takes to get YOUR baby! ❤️❤️❤️ Feel free to email me!

My two week wait

Hey everyone, I have been following this board for some time now and could not wait until I could post my BFP story. Me and DH have only been TTC for four months. We were getting absolutely no where, so I decided the day my period ended this last time I would start taking prenatal vitamins, tracking ovulation and using preseed during my fertile week, I did just that. 1 DPO- nothing 2 DPO- still nothing 3 DPO- Tired, very tired. 4 - 6 DPO - still gassy and tired 7 DPO- light cramps, couldn't sleep through the night which is not normal for me and when I would wake up at night, I'd wake up so hot. Still extremely tired. 8 DPO - Still not sleeping through the night, very vivid dreams, sharp shooting pain in armpits (first time ever). DH said that his grandma had a dream about fish and asked if I was pregnant.. of course I said no because I thought I wasn't just thought my body was preparing for AF. 9 DPO - same symptoms from previous day, tested and BFN. 10 DPO - had a dream I tested and got a faint positive, woke up and decided to test and sure enough I got a faint positive. 11 - 13 DPO - line got increasingly darker with each test!! 13 DPO boobs got extremely big and have been hurting since. Scheduled my first appointment for next Thursday. I completely switched it up this go around, and lucky enough I got my BFP!!! Also, I had tons of creamy CM since 1 DPO

2 years of trying, BFP at 18 dpo

I have been searching through this website for the past 2 years trying to find anything to give me hope of having a positive. I finally got it and I wanted to help others that struggled like me. I don’t have anything medically wrong with me but my doctor prescribed me clomid 50 one time I got pregnant that cycle. 4 DPO: I marked that I was feeling very sick and chalked it up to clomid side effect also tender boobs started which is super weird because I usually don’t get it until a week before my period. 5-9 DPO: night nausea. I felt perfectly fine through the day but once the sun went down I felt horrible, my coworkers smelled terrible, I constantly felt like I was going to puke 10 DPO: got a really strong cramp in my left ovary that made me double over, it lasted about 30 seconds, later that evening I felt a pull sensation literally in my vagina and it hurt to walk. 11-17DPO: ANXIETY, oh lord I’m snapping at coworkers, I’m snapping at hubby, I’m snapping at the TV I am so ANGRY and my stomach feels like it’s in knots! Days 14 and 16 and had LOADS of this bright yellow cm in my underwear, no matter how much I wiped there was just an abundance of yellow cm. It went away the next day 18 DPO: I already had a doctors appointment so when they piss tested me it came back dark positive within 10 seconds. I probably could’ve tested way sooner but I wasn’t getting my hopes up.

BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

BFP #1, 13DPO!

TTC for baby #1 for 3 months, but even with only those first 2 failed cycles I sincerely feel everyone's pain and anguish - I mean how strong are we women for putting ourselves through this month after month, both physically and mentally?! These boards gave me hope so coming to share my BFP story, however honestly I'm still pretty shocked as I thought for sure we had missed our window this month. Bottom line - I mostly felt like I was having my normal PMS symptoms, and was sure AF was coming this weekend. The ONLY different symptoms during this 2WW (and really - just that last week when the actual implantation happens) for me were the following: DPO 8, 9, 10: An increase in creamy white cervical mucus; I mean like a coin sized dollop in my underwear on days 8, 9, gross. DPO 8, 9, 10, 11, etc: Headaches! I'm usually accustomed to headaches whenever I miss a meal or am not getting enough sleep (which I was getting), so I was confused and therefore kept eating to eat the headache away. Can't tell if there was also an increase in appetite or if I was just trying to eat away the headache. DPO 11, 12: Mild period cramps started, however they would come and go. Then on the night of the 11th as I was falling asleep I had the strangest cramping sensation in my stomach; almost like a wave went through my abdomen to the point I woke up and wad like "woah, ok THAT was weird". That last cramping sensation on the night of DPO11 was the only thing that lingered in my mind as not a typical PMS symptom. My period (AF) was due on Sunday (DPO14) so I woke up this morning and planned to take a test with first morning urine (FMU) to rule out pregnancy in case I wanted to have a drink with dinner (hey, it's saturday night!) Sure enough, a stark double line showed up, clear as day. I tested again this time with a Clear Blue Digital test, and the YES+ showed up to confirm! I'm still super early which brings on an entire new wave of anxiety and emotions, but trying to take it easy and enjoy the moment. As far as what we did differently this month -- it was the first cycle that I tried using the ClearBlue digital ovulation predictor kit (OPK). I peed on the stick every morning until I got the smiley face which indicates the LH surge, meaning ovulation is going to happen within the next 12-24 hours. We BD'd the afternoon of the smiley and again the next day (Sat & Sun). However come Mon & Tues, I had clear as day EWCM and was upset thinking the OPK must be wrong and I should listen to my body and should have BD'd on Mon / Tues (which I couldn't, as the hubby was out of town). So in any case, I would recommend the ClearBlue digital OPK for anyone who hasn't tried that yet! Definitely took the guess work out! Gluck to all!

Almost No Symptoms

DH and I have been trying for 5 cycles and we finally got our BFP! I've had more symptoms in other months and the few I had this time around, matched up with ones I had in the past. Here are the symptoms that I marked in my app: 1dpo Nothing 2dpo Creamy CM? 3dpo Nothing 4dpo Faint cramping 5dpo Mild Cramping 6dpo Nothing 7dpo Nothing 8dpo Nothing 9dpo Nothing 10dpo Nothing 11dpo Light Pink Blood 12dpo Nothing 13dpo Nothing 14dpo Feeling in the evening that I might be pregnant 15dpo BFP on FRER I was thinking that I would at least have CM because I get quite a bit at ovulation, but I had absolutely no CM. Usually I'll have a little bit of CM that can appear creamy at the beginning but then it dries up, and I would get my period. The exact same thing happened this time. I still am quite dry. I didn't track my temps, but if I had been tracking, I think I would have noticed that my temps stayed high because I felt that my skin was hot to the touch and my breath had the feeling I usually only get when I have a fever. I can also say that in the evening on 14dpo I thought that my cervix felt soft but that it was low, so I figured that my period was probably imminent. So basically I had implantation bleeding as my only real symptom, but since I sometimes spot early (and its sometimes pink), I didn't think we had been successful this month. I sometimes don't get my period until 16dpo and didn't want to waste tests and wanted to wait instead. But the feeling I had at 14dpo made me test in the morning on 15dpo, and I am glad I did!

10 DPO BFP!!!!!

I am sharing my story because I was obsessed with the DPO success stories for weeks, trying to give my mind something to obsess over obviously! Number one symptom- sore, achy breasts 2 weeks before ovulation (normal) but didn't stop so I knew something was up. Sometimes hurt to the touch, but not always. Number two symptom- blue veins more pronounced everywhere: thighs, legs, pelvic area, elbow and inner arm, wrists, breasts, and sides of abdomen. Since day 4 after ovulation and worse every day after. More energy! Its wierd but after ovulating, I haven't been as tired and have had way more energy. Ovulated on CD 17 (32 day cycle) 1DPO Tender Breasts, Cramps 2DPO Tender Breasts, Low back pain, Cramps 3DPO Tender Breasts, Cramps 4DPO Pronounced blue veins, tender breasts 5DPO More veins noticed, tender breasts, cramps 6DPO Low back pain, insomnia, tender breasts, cramping, veins 7DPO Fatigue, Tender breasts, BAD Cramps, veins 8DPO Cramping, Tender Breasts, Low Back Pain, veins, BFN 9DPO thought I was out no sore boobs tod at, but bad veins, really bad on thighs and skin where my abdomen 10DPO BFP!!!! Morning urine! Restested 11DPO and 12DPO lines just getting darker! Baby dust to you all!!

BFN 10 DPO then BFP 11 DPO !!!!!

Hi Ladies! I'm 27 yrs old and no babies but have been obsessed with pregnancy vlogs, forums, boards etc for over a year. BF and I have been together for 4 years and plan to get married but not engaged yet... We did the deed a few weeks ago and was the 2nd time ever we didnt use protection. I know my cycle very well and also use a period tracker app. Well at the time I didnt realize it was 1 day before ovulation. I actually didn't notice until 4 days later when I went to check when AF was due.. I started testing secretly on 6 dpo. Insane, I know. I tested every single day and I couldn't even pretend to see anything. Yesterday was 10dpo and still stark white. Not a hint of anything. Nothing. Today at 4pm(11dpo) I decided Okay I'm going to do this one more time. If its negative I'm done and I'll just wait for my period and tell no body about this ever. I'm walking to the bathroom and had a convo with myself out loud ( i never do that !) "Okay, if its negative you're fine. You want to go to the Caribbean in December anyways..." POAS... I left it in the bathroom, did some chores around the house and returned to check yet another negative test. BUTTTT!!!!!!!! there it was, 2 pink lines. I could see it before I even picked it up! I just looked at myself in the mirror and kept thinking NO WAY. NO WAY. I ran to the store and got two more tests and they came back positive too! My BF is out of town until tomorrow and has no idea at all and I can't wait to tell him!! I kept reading BFN to BFP stories this whole time. I think i had a feeling but wasn't sure. But here we are !!!!!! I'm not sure if anyone will read this awfully long story but since I can't tell anyone yet this is the next best thing!!! sending everyone out there the best of thoughts and good vibes to you all. xoxo
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BFP by DPO 28years old

After relentlessly stalking these boards while TTC, I wanted to share my BFP story by DPO in hopes that it gives other future mamas some reassurance like it did for me! I stopped my birth control pills in December, and my husband and I just "let it be" for a few months... that's when i realized that getting pregnant can be much trickier than I ever realized. I feel very blessed that my journey was still so short, because even in my 6-7 months I was so very on edge with everything, but have faith!! I am happy to report that we conceived in June (I am currently 5 weeks 5 days)- with an expected due date of March 19th (not yet confirmed by OB). What I did differently for this month: #1- Tracked OPKs (second month doing this) #2- Tried to have sex every day leading to ovulation (ended up missing O day and the 1-2 days after because we were out of town) #3- Used Preseed (first month using this!) Used like a typical lube, did not do vaginal inserts #4- Did not pee or get up for about 10 minutes after (i usually pee right away) Now, for DPO symptoms: 1 DPO- mild cramps upon waking, went away 3 DPO- mild cramps in the morning and creamy/milky vaginal discharge 4 DPO- creamy/milky vaginal discharge 5 DPO- creamy/milky vaginal discharge 6 DPO- indigestion and upset stomach, creamy/milky vaginal discharge 7 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, headache (pretty mild, took Tylenol and went away), VERY irritable, armpit soreness 8 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge 9 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, tested earlier than i knew i should (BFN on First Resp) 10 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, back aching, indigestion, and mild headache (Possible VVFL on cheapie HPT, didn't get excited about it) 11 DPO- yep, you guessed it-creamy/milky vaginal discharge ... this day i just KNEW something was different in my gut.. tested with Clear blue digital.. BFP "Pregnant" * The biggest sign for me was that i didn't dry up down there like i typically do after ovulation, i had consistent creamy/milky discharge every single day (no burning, pain, itching, etc)... i have never had this happen before, so that was my biggest clue i would say! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL. IT IS POSSIBLE!!! Baby Dust!!

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