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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.

BFP at 9dpo after 4 cycles while breastfeeding

I always read these stories a lot when I was in the TTW, it was such a nice way to pass time and get hopeful. I always told myself I would add mine when I got a BFP because I didn't with my first. I have long cycles and didn't ovulate until CD25! I changed it up a bit this month by using pre-seed and soy isoflavones and having sex every other day from the end of my period until confirmed ovulation. We should have done the day after ovulation as well, but we were too tired lol. Now for the good stuff!!

CD25(ovulation day) Strong cramps on the left side today and for the past few days, no other symptoms.

1dpo- Big temperature jump this morning, .70! CM is dry/sticky, cervix feels hard and closed and at a weird angle, loose stools, slight nausea (I always get loose stools and a little bit of nausea the day after O, nothing new for me. I assume its from the sudden spike in progesterone) Lower left back pain the evening. These signs tell me that I'm 1dpo.

2dpo- More loose stools, no other symptoms

3dpo- Nothing. Got my crosshairs on the Fertility Friend app today, ovulation confirmed!

4dpo- Nothing

5dpo- Another temp jump. I had bad dreams that was husband was having an affair. I NEVER remember my dreams upon waking and the only other time I had those nightmares was when I was pregnant with my daughter. This was my first inking that we may have caught it this month.

6dpo- TMI alert for this one; My cervix was VERY LOW. It felt almost like a uterine prolapse. It was not even a full fingertip into the vagina and the entrance felt swollen. It was honestly pretty alarming, but I remember having a very low cervix a few days before I got a BFP with my DD. This was the second sign that made me hopeful. I also had creamy EWCM. I always have this in the luteal phase, but this time it was slightly yellow. I *think* this was implantation day.

7dpo- Still had the same really low cervix and swollen feeling. More yellow tinted creamy EWCM

8dpo- Cervix is now back to normal and CM is drier. I took an Easy@home dipstick pregnancy test with FMU and it was stark white. I felt I was out, but reminded myself that it was still really early. No symptoms or signs other than feeling moody/weepy. I cried watching while Watching Moana.

9dpo- Faint positive with an Easy@home pregnancy test with FMU! It was sooooo light, but I knew any line within the time frame was probably a positive. Started getting excited. Tested with a Walmart First Signal test using the same urine and got a much more obvious line! I love these test! I now wonder if the First Signal one would have been positive yesterday. Still feeling moody, my husband commented that I was being short and rude with him. Oops..

10dpo- Darker lines on both brands of test. OMG, its real! I'm pregnant! My daughter is going to a big sister! Baby number 2 is on the way, due the end of December.

I'm now 18dpo (4w4d) and symptoms still aren't bad. Sore boobs every so often. My DD doesn't want to nurse anymore, either due to my milk drying up or a change in taste(does that happen this early on?) Lack of appetite, I only want Mexican food and buffalo chicken dip, but no real nausea yet. Still feeling moody and I have a complete lack of sex drive.

Keep cooking little one, we can't wait to meet you.

BFP symptoms

DPO 1: Nothing yet
DPO 2: Very emotional
DPO 3: Nothing
DPO 4: Breaking out, Breasts and back start to ache
DPO 5: Very tired, breasts hurting more
DPO 6: Slight nausea, acne, breasts more tender, very tired and somewhat dizzy
DPO 7: Very Sore breasts, felt like they were on fire, raised BBT over cover line
DPO 8: Confirmed BFP!

BFP first cycle off birth control pills!

I stalked this site pretty hard during my tww and wanted to return the favor to others TTC. DH and I talked about ttc, so I never started a new BCP pack after my last WB (21/3-26/3). We BD'd as usual, but I did do a few OPKs to get an idea of when O would be, which turned out not to be helpful.

CD1-CD6: WB
CD9: BD
CD11: EWCM, BD, -OPK
CD12: temp drop, -OPK, double-over gas pains (with no gas); suspected O
CD13: 0.5 degree temp rise
CD14: oily skin, cervix remained open, creamy CM
CD15: open cervix, creamy CM, BD
No crosshairs on FF at this point, just the dotted line on CD12
This is where things started getting weird. I started feeling AWFUL. I was nauseous, very pale, no appetite. I could barely stand without passing out. I work out every day and could barely do anything at the gym without fainting. Very strong metallic taste. This lasted from CD16 to CD19. At the time, I thought that maybe I had ovulated much earlier and was experiencing very early symptoms. In retrospect, I believe my body tried to ovulated on CD12, but was unsuccessful. I felt awful due to the rapid fluctuations in hormones during this week. I started getting EWCM again on CD17, which continued through CD21. I brushed this off because I thought I surely had already O'd (I didn't even do any OPKs even though I had them). We BDd on CD18 just by chance (99% positive this is when we caught the egg). Anyways..
CD17: EWCM, bad headache
CD18: (tmi) huge glob of EWCM after workout, BD, Quick pinching sensations in pelvis
CD19: temp 96.9, woke up with sore right armpit/side BB, more EWCM, very mild cramps and a bit moody later in the day (I think I actually O'd this day)
1DPO: Felt out this cycle because any "symptoms" I had disappeared, quit temping, watery CM
2DPO: (tmi) a lot of white-ish stretchy CM-- similar to EWCM in consistency but white (had never before experienced this), Good skin, boobs not sore but slightly bigger (they had literally shrunk after stopping my BCPs).
3DPO: pressure in pelvic region (similar to the sensation of my inguinal hernia), feel like a UTI or yeast infection is coming
4DPO: decided to take my temp this am 97.6! This is what initially made me realize when I had truly O'd.
5DPO: temp 97.6, very HOT all day- was sweaty at work all day, left pelvic twinges, nipples looked different
6DPO: cervix very sensitive- felt bruised or something (never experienced it to this extent), skin good, very mild cramping, nipples take on a more cone-shaped appearance and BBs heavier, skin more oily
7DPO: very mild cramping, cervix hurt while BDing- shock like feeling, creamy CM, very emotional which is very unlike me
8DPO: LIGHTNING CROTCH- holy crap. Happened while I was at work and stopped me in the middle of a sentence! Never had experienced this before. Started getting a warm feeling in my stomach- sorry I don't know how else to explain it (probably from progesterone) At this point, I knew I was pregnant. I just felt different. I took a FRER stark white BFN, which didn't even upset me because I knew it was wrong
9DPO: Nothing in the am, tried to wait until 10DPO to test but caved in the afternoon and vvvv faint positive- was not remotely surprised. Full feeling in pelvic region and just feeling different. Very emotional, nauseous, tired and bloated later in the day.
10DPO: Tested with FRER- BFP, still emotional
11DPO (today): Had to cut my workout short due to very mild cramping and fatigue.

Since I'm not sure when exactly I O'd, my DPO timeline could be off by a couple days.

At this point, my BBs look the same as they were 6DPO and and feel 10x better in general than I did CD16-19. Something I noticed is I feel like I spent way more time symptom spotting before I could have possibly had symptoms. Sometime around 5DPO I quit looking up symptoms, etc because I just felt different and started experiencing things that were totally unfamiliar to me. I feel like everyone is different and someone else might experience a pregnancy symptom that is a normal PMS symptom for you, and vise versa. The things that tipped me off were things that were new to me (sore cervix, lighting crotch, nipples). I wouldn't completely rely on any single means of determining O. However, cervical mucous was the single best predictor of fertility in my case. In the future I will invest in digital OPKs as the cheap ones are impossible to interpret. I hope this helps!

Ps. Although I wasn't shocked when I got my BFP, I am extremely surprised that we got pregnant the first cycle. My heart goes out to those that aren't as lucky. I will have my fingers crossed for you. GL!

BFP at 9dpo after 4 cycles while breastfeeding

I always read these stories a lot when I was in the TTW, it was such a nice way to pass time and get hopeful. I always told myself I would add mine when I got a BFP because I didn't with my first. I have long cycles and didn't ovulate until CD25! I changed it up a bit this month by using pre-seed and soy isoflavones and having sex every other day from the end of my period until confirmed ovulation. We should have done the day after ovulation as well, but we were too tired lol. Now for the good stuff!!

CD25(ovulation day) Strong cramps on the left side today and for the past few days, no other symptoms.

1dpo- Big temperature jump this morning, .70! CM is dry/sticky, cervix feels hard and closed and at a weird angle, loose stools, slight nausea (I always get loose stools and a little bit of nausea the day after O, nothing new for me. I assume its from the sudden spike in progesterone) Lower left back pain the evening. These signs tell me that I'm 1dpo.

2dpo- More loose stools, no other symptoms

3dpo- Nothing. Got my crosshairs on the Fertility Friend app today, ovulation confirmed!

4dpo- Nothing

5dpo- Another temp jump. I had bad dreams that was husband was having an affair. I NEVER remember my dreams upon waking and the only other time I had those nightmares was when I was pregnant with my daughter. This was my first inking that we may have caught it this month.

6dpo- TMI alert for this one; My cervix was VERY LOW. It felt almost like a uterine prolapse. It was not even a full fingertip into the vagina and the entrance felt swollen. It was honestly pretty alarming, but I remember having a very low cervix a few days before I got a BFP with my DD. This was the second sign that made me hopeful. I also had creamy EWCM. I always have this in the luteal phase, but this time it was slightly yellow. I *think* this was implantation day.

7dpo- Still had the same really low cervix and swollen feeling. More yellow tinted creamy EWCM

8dpo- Cervix is now back to normal and CM is drier. I took an Easy@home dipstick pregnancy test with FMU and it was stark white. I felt I was out, but reminded myself that it was still really early. No symptoms or signs other than feeling moody/weepy. I cried watching while Watching Moana.

9dpo- Faint positive with an Easy@home pregnancy test with FMU! It was sooooo light, but I knew any line within the time frame was probably a positive. Started getting excited. Tested with a Walmart First Signal test using the same urine and got a much more obvious line! I love these test! I now wonder if the First Signal one would have been positive yesterday. Still feeling moody, my husband commented that I was being short and rude with him. Oops..

10dpo- Darker lines on both brands of test. OMG, its real! I'm pregnant! My daughter is going to a big sister! Baby number 2 is on the way, due the end of December.

I'm now 18dpo (4w4d) and symptoms still aren't bad. Sore boobs every so often. My DD doesn't want to nurse anymore, either due to my milk drying up or a change in taste(does that happen this early on?) Lack of appetite, I only want Mexican food and buffalo chicken dip, but no real nausea yet. Still feeling moody and I have a complete lack of sex drive.

Keep cooking little one, we can't wait to meet you.

I really thought I was out!

I got my BFP today!!!! I cannot believe I'm posting this!
I have been stalking this page since 2009! I thought I Od on CD 14, but then had ewcm on CD 18, so I'm not sure what day was Oday. So I will list both possible DPO days. Here are the symptoms a wrote down. Please excuse my bad grammar and short hand, I copied and pasted this straight from my app, so these are the notes I wrote to myself.
LMP 3/9. AF due 4/5
1dpo- little cramps. Trouble falling asleep.

2dpo or 6dpo- feeling a little wet. 2 pinches near belly button. Back cramps. Period like cramps.

3dpo or 7dpo- gums bled when flossing. Tingly breast 9 pm pinching near belly button BFN FRER

4dpo or 8dpo- breasts feel warm and fuzzy inside and tingly (never felt this before) tired today

5dpo or 9dpo- BAD headache. Little congested. Gums bled when flossing

6dpo or 10dpo- breasts burn (this is so weird)

7dpo or 11 dpo- breasts feel hot inside and tingle, hurts under boobs where bra band is. Localized cramping right side . BFN FRER. Feel achy like AF coming

8dpo or 12dpo- bfn fmu frer
boobs feel the same
DH and I argued last night and I got very emotional.
I am so tired of symptom spotting every month then getting bfns. it really is getting to me bad this month. I feel sad... every time i get my hopes up, bam! bfn
I feel like from now on never testing unless I'm late. I can't stand this excitement then immediate disappointment

am I really this depressed?... this is not good
bad gas bm loose 10pm
boobs still hurt and burn a lot

9dpo or 13dpo- achy back maybe af tomorrow 10 am
1030 feel crampy like af is coming
milky cm
diareah
6pm very faint second line on blue dye in time limit (don't trust blue dyes tho)
AF due tomorrow

10dpo or 14dpo- AF due did not show
no af yet 10am
cried this morning at work because coworker last day.
My hopes aren't up, probably will start soon
11am back a little achey. checked cm w finger, milky cm
135 checked cm milky.
No more achy back. boobies still feeling tingly and achy not too sore to touch
tummy was growling at 1045 even though I drank all my coffee this morning.
feeling slightly nauseous today
330 milky cm a little crampy after checking
diareah 10pm

11dpo or 15dpo- Still no AF.
Boobs don't really burn much, but are sore and huge! Checked CP and it was so high and far back I couldnt touch it! This has NEVER ever happened, so of course I Google like crazy. I wanted to test, but then figured i would see bfn and wanted to live in my fantasy world of possibly being pregnant for a littlw longer before getting crushed
Went to lunch w coworkers, couldn't finish my food because I felt queasy. Ok may be I'll test anyways... I've peed like 5 times this morning, so if it's negative I can blame it on diluted urine. Grab test, go back to work, pee on it and... OMG!!! BFP! FRER
I can't believe it! Told my boss I have to leave work early.
Bought a clear blue digi on way home.
Peed on FRER digi BFP
Clear blue /- BFP
Clear blue digi BFP!!!!!

BFP after 7 months of trying!

We have been trying to conceive for 7 months and I am so happy to say that we are finally expecting our baby!

I had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years and had it removed in August of 17'. Each month we would use OPK's and BD at all the appropriate times but nothing was happening. We were also using preseed except the month we conceived! I was charting using Ovia and with this I realized that my LP is only 11 days which is on the shorter end of normal. I was feeling a lot of anxiety about it and was worrying that there was something else wrong. In Dec I met with my OB for a yearly physical and she said to let her know if a few months if nothing happened yet and she would start with some blood tests. She wasn't too concerned with my LP length. My husband was starting to take steps as well to make sure it wasn't something on his end. In Feb he met with a dr that specializes in male reproduction and had blood work and a SA. Everything came back good! This was a huge relief. His Dr recommended Fertilaid for both of us so we started taking this as well. About a week later we met again with my OB to discuss further testing for me. She ran a bunch of blood work and wanted to get me scheduled for an HSG and Follicle US. All my blood work came back great! I felt like all of stress was melting away! The day I scheduled my HSG is when I found out I was pregnant! I was 9DPO, no unusual symptoms other than some spotting which was implantation bleeding. I am now 4 weeks 2 days and praying that this is a sticky little bean! I've been having seriel HCG's drawn and my #'s have been increasing nicely!

I know it can be discouraging and how much anxiety can go with this process. I really think that by getting ourselves tested early on helped ease my anxiety about it all and helped us to conceive.

BFP at 10dpo! - 10yrs infertility, Menopur +Trigger + IUI

I am your typical stalker and have miraculously gotten my FIRST ever true BFP. My journey has been epic and I want to open up about it because this site was where I spent so many years of TWW's.

Background: I am 31, my infertility journey started when I was 19 (2005) and trying to conceive with my then fiancee. I knew something wasn't right then and all the doctors I went to wouldn't listen to me. In 2010 I finally got a DR who would do what I wanted and had a laprascopy, hysteroscopy and chromatubation done. Found grade II endometriosis, my uterus was completely filled with polyps, and my right tube was blocked. He didn't try to open my right tube because I was "so young and would be fine," but he did remove all the polyps. Fast forward to 2016, I am still not getting pregnant. Tried some clomid and AI (using known donors) a few times with no luck. So in 2016 I have a HSG and both of my tubes are blocked and there is a large filling defect. Saline sonogram shows nothing that would cause a filling defect, so weird! guessing it was a cyst that burst? A few months later I have a fallopian tube recanalization done, which was successful, doctor got both tubes open! That was December 2016. Tried all of 2017, had another HSG that showed both tubes still open. Finally got referred to an RE in late 2017 (I am a veteran and working with the VA so it takes forever!). RE said that my left tube actually looks terrible and while technically patent, it doesn't look good. So we try one cycle of clomid and timed intercourse because my follicle was on the left side. She wanted to move to injectables, so while waiting for them to be ordered we did one natural + IUI cycle and no luck. Partner is 39 has 4% morphology, everything else good. Beginning of March I started Menopur injectables (2 bottles) for 9 days (CD 2-10) Triggered with Ovidrel 250mcg on CD 11 with three good looking follicles, two on left and one on right. Did IUI on CD 13 and lots of BD'ing around then so we don't know what worked ;)

1-6dpo nothing unusual - Refilled Menopur RX, just in case (so now I have a ton I don't know what to do with!)
7dpo- tested with FRER, very faint positive (then I remembered the trigger shot, so disappointing!!)
8dpo- tested with FRER very very faint positive, ok trigger is pretty much gone, but now I am out of tests! Order more on internet!!
9dpo- brief wave of nausea while cooking
10dpo- preggo tests arrive in am so I can use FMU - faint, but definite, positive on Wondfo. Now I don't know if it's trigger or real, but thinking real!
11dpo- test with FMU - faint positive - wave of mild nausea again in the evening.
12dpo- test with FMU- positive getting darker!
13dpo- test with FMU still positive! Beta test done = 98!
14dpo- test much darker now
I had big temp jumps at 8 and 9dpo, and it has stayed really high. I use the ava bracelet, which I don't actually recommend if you are doing medicated cycles, it really throws things off! It was totally off for when I ovulated this cycle and when I did my clomid cycle. Was great for the one natural cycle though! I typically have 10-11 day LP, I am taking progesterone suppositories (started 2 days after IUI) even though I didn't have low levels, don't know if it helped considering I must implanted around 6 or 7 dpo.

Because of my tube issues, I have an increased risk of ectopic, so all fingers and toes crossed that everything is where it should be and it sticks! I have been doing acupuncture almost every week for 11months, taking prenatals for years. I think a lack of symptoms and the few waves of nausea had me suspicious, I never get nauseous unless I have a migraine. No AF-like cramps at all, more like constant activity and sensations in my uterus/ovaries and I was really happy, not at all like when AF is due. Boobs are tender now but didn't start until after the BFP, that comes and goes with my typical cycles though. Also extreme tiredness, like taking naps tired, started after the first bfp. I am so thrilled, this has been such a long, emotional journey and just knowing my body can actually get pregnant, it's just the most wonderful feeling.

Shocking BFP at 10DPO

I'm still in shock and it doesn't even feel real.
I'm 37, going to be 38 this year. DH is 37, too.
We were loosely trying for #2 after a loss last year at 23 weeks, for 2 months. But our timing was always off as we weren't sure we really were ready. In Feb we decided we were ready to seriously try in the March cycle.
We used OPK's, Preseed, Femara 5mg (I ov naturally, but my FS recommended it to help with AMA), CoQ10, Zinc, Vitex (1dpo to BFP), EPO, baby aspirin, and the kitchen sink.

O day- Mar 10
1DPO-8 DPO no real symptoms, some pulling/pinching in my uterus but I sometimes get that before AF. Slightly sore boobs, but also a symptom of impending AF after I had my daughter last year. Convinced I'm out and I'm already planning the next cycle.
9DPO-bloating in a major way. I normally have bloating, but something felt different. With my first the bloating so bad I cant suck my stomach in, was one of the earliest signs I was pregnant along with the sore boobs. This day was when I started to think a BFP was possible.
10 DPO (9pm)-My boobs feel like they're on fire. Very tingly and painful under my armpits. I realize I felt the arm pit pain a bit on 9DPO as well From 9pm its getting increasingly more painful. I decide to POAS at 1030, realizing its very early and I'm not likely to see anything. i say a little prayer: 'Thy Will Be Done'. 3 min later I see the faintest BFP squinter.
11 DPO (730am)-I take a CB DIGI weeks predictor and indeed PREGNANT 1-2.

With my last pregnancy I took a blood test at 12 dpo and my betas were so low, under 20, so had I taken an HPT, it would have been negative. So I never thought it would be a possibility at 10 dpo. My lutetal length has gone from 14 before baby, to 12, so that could explain the early BFP.

We are thrilled to be having our rainbow baby! And shocked that we were successful with one month of actively trying. OH! Forgot to mention we last had sex 2 DAYS BEFORE O day!!

we will never forget our little flower that never got the chance to bloom. I firmly believe she has something to do with this. And I thank my Almighty God for always reminding me He is in control and to trust in Him, and only Him.

Good luck to those waiting for their BFP's!

BFP after 12 months TTc

Now that it has begun to set in that I am really finally pregnant, I wanted to share my experience.

I am 30 and my OH is 38. We have been TTc for a year officially (14 months or so unofficially). We have no known hinderances. My cycle is between 28-30 days with spotting when doing a C.M. check a couple days before.

I ovulated around Feb 27, checking C.M. and 3 different apps that finally synced up after 10 or so cycles. We bd’ 2 days before and the day after. This cycle he upped his vitamin intake and make fertility from GNC (I thought he might od on them).

1-4 dpo I ate fresh pineapple. This first day o screwed up and ate 95% of the core only to read right after I finished I was supposed to eat the core with every piece the following days.

5/6 dpo nothing

7 dpo I had rumbling in my stomach and low pressure like under my pants line.

8 dpo I woke up with what I thought was allergies. In my mind I wanted to think I was sick with a cold but didn’t want to get my hopes up.

9-11dpo continued cold symptoms sneezing , runny nose, and just exhausted. Boobies started to become sore.

11dpo-14dpo I had a cough and still do but I couldn’t stop pooping (sorry but holy heck it was ridiculous). I had super mild cramping sensations and just stared at the tp the whole time waiting for af to show.

17 dpo St. Patrick’s Day I manned up and took a test. I was so tired of seeing Bfn’s. Almost instantly two pink lines!

I must say I am glad I waited to test as I had mildly prepared for it to be positive and at the same time being realistic I could just be 3 days late.

BFP with almost NO Symptoms (except EWCM on 8dpo)

I wanted to share my story because I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. I just didn't FEEL pregnant. I searched for stories that said "no symptoms," and they were very rare. Here is how it went for me. We conceived in Southeast Asia, and I assumed the wacky time changes messed up my cycle. I missed the positive OPK result because I never knew if I had even ovulated.

1-6dpo: zero symptoms
7-9dpo: restless sleep but I also had jet lag from the trip to Asia
8dpo: Egg white cervical mucus. Not much, but enough to notice. I considered implantation at this point, but I couldn't find much backing on the internet for this, so I assumed I was having an anovulatory or irregular cycle.
9dpo: woke with the certainty that I was NOT pregnant. My CM was wet though, and that was enough to keep me reading and guessing.
10dpo: super duper faint line on a test.
11dpo: BFP

Now that I have the BFP, I can feel twinges in my uterus. They're slight, but they're there. I seriously did not have any symptoms leading up to today though. I never felt pregnant. I was certain I was not. Just wanted to share to keep hope alive for some of you. <3

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