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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 with FRER and OPK

So I have been TTC #2 for 3 months now. And today we just got our BFP :) 10 dpo

why did i test?

Last 2 months i began to test one week before AF with OPKs (clear blue digital) so everytime i tested, flashing smiley would appear, but when I saw the stick, no lines were visible... this happened until AF arrived each month...

This month I got mild symptoms, such as light headache, backaches, mild cramping (6,7 & 8dpo), couldnt sleep eventough I was so sleepy.. but nothing that standed out so I tought PMS symptoms and it is all in my head... So when I started testing 2 days ago with OPK a flashing smiley appeared, and I tought I was out again.. but this time the stick had 2 lines and it was almost positive.. and the second day was even darker .. so I tought for sure today I would get positive OPK (solid smiley) and so I decided to test with FRER .. FMU and there they were 2 pink lines !!! i could not believe it..!!!! I did my OPK just for fun and of course a solid smiley face appeared :) !!!

HOPE this story helps someone just as many stories here helped me ger through my TWW everytime!!

baby dust to all!!!!!
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My 2ww with natural iui

I am 37 and my husband is also 37

we are both fine to have babies but due to our age and timing- we have decided to do natural iui to give us an extra boost to increase our chances

we are from canada and now Ohip covers the majority of iui/ they don't cover meds or sperm washes. But since we are not using meds we only have to pay for sperm wash

this is our 2nd month trying w natural iui. Last month my AF came and I had every pms symptom in the book starting from 2dpo

this month we bd the day before the iui and also the evening of iui, as well as the day after and again the day after after

for some reason I have hardly any symptoms this month. I have been on google a lot reading Ppls stories while going through my 2ww and it seems no symptoms is a good thing??

usually I have extreme sore nipples or bbs, and swollen bbs - this month nothing!

6dpo- felt wierd flutters on my lower right side that almost felt like internal tickles. Was a very wierd feeling

7dpo- creamy thick white cm

8dpo- frequent urination

9dpo- felt extremely nauseated from 4pm - 12:30 am, frequent urination

10dpo- felt nauseous for a few hours in afternoon and on and off all evening, extremely gassy

sore lower back but I also have osteoarthritis in my lower back- so not sure if it's from that or if I am pregnant

will keep you all posted

going for blood work check up on sept 27, which will be 15 Dpo

goold luck everyone - baby dust!

BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

BFP with normal PMS Symptoms!

Hey, Ladies! After several months of trying, we finally got our BFP!

What we did differently this month: nothing! Just kept at it with tracking my CM. During my fertile window (I have EWCM every month, so this month was no different from any other), we BD'd four times.

My symptoms have been IDENTICAL to my normal PMS symptoms: sore breasts, fatigue, mild cramping. I was 99% sure my period was going to start today, and I only took a test this morning because I wanted to drink a ton of coffee without feeling guilty. Lo and behold - very clear BFP (so no coffee, haha - worth it)!

Some months this cite was very helpful during my TWW - it can be so fun to try to match symptoms with other TTCers. Other months it was helpful for me to read posts that said "BFP felt just like PMS - don't even fuss about it!" just so I could stop obsessing, chill out, and wait until it was the right time to take a test. So here's my post! I've listed some symptoms below, but I also want to say that I feel EXACTLY like my period is about to start, so if you need to take a break from symptom spotting for the month, that's okay too! Good luck and baby dust to you all!

1-6 DPO: Felt totally normal.
7-12 DPO: Breasts started getting sore (same soreness as I get every month before my period). Grumpy and emotional (again, pretty standard for me when I'm PMSing). A little fatigued around 12 DPO, though again, this always happens before my period.
12-14 DPO: Breasts still sore. Still very grumpy (yelled at my husband over stupid stuff because I am a monster), fatigued, wasn't super hungry at dinner time, and I got some mild cramping - also normal for me while I'm PMSing.

A few more things:

* It was absolutely true for me that cervical position is an unreliable indicator of pregnancy. My cervical position has been ALL OVER THE PLACE during my TWW. High, low, medium, soft, firm, etc. etc.

* My CM has also been the same as it has been before my period: creamy or sticky or mildly wet. Some women post that they get tons of CM before a BFP - this really wasn't the case for me. My CM was totally the same as it has been every other month.

* My breasts are sore, but again, some women write that they experience tingling, sore nipples, etc. Not me - just normal PMS boobs.

14 DPO: BFP! I can't believe it! I was so, so sure my period was coming, I felt like I was taking the test out of spite. Now I've taken two tests with very clear positives.

Good luck to everyone and I hope this post is helpful! <3

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BFP after 7 months ttc using ivi at home!

Hi everyone, I've been stalking this website for months during my ttc journey and now I get to write my own bfp story, I'm so excited! Don't give up hope, it is possible even with obstacles. My husband has problems with delayed ejaculation so we've been using 5ml needle-less sterile syringes to insert his swimmers into my vagina (ivi). I will write our method and then my Symptoms By DPO. Things done different this month: I started taking seven Seas folic acid with b vitamin complex. Prayed almost every day and slept with a small moonstone crystal in my bed (supposed to help with pregnancy), lay down for 45 minutes after ivi. We dtd three days before O, the day before and on the day itself. I got a strong positive at 12 dpo! My first ever bfp!!

OUR METHOD: he ejaculates into a disposable bowl at his own pace. We let the sperm liquefy for about 15 minutes while keeping it warm and dark under the sheets with us. Then we open a fresh syringe and pull the plunger up and down with nothing in it at first (rubber plungers can hurt sperm so use just a plastic one). Then SLOWLY draw the ejaculate up into the syringe and gently tap out any air. I lie down with my hips elevated on a pillow and insert the syringe until it's just below my cervix. Then SLOWLY push down the plunger so it takes about thirty seconds to depress in total. Coat the cervix opening in sperm basically lol. I try to orgasm once the sperm are in and stay lying down.

MY SYMPTOMS BY DPO:
1dpo: watery cm. Nothing else of note.
2dpo: sensitive nipples. Creamy cm.
3dpo: school glue cm. Very cranky!
4dpo: increased sex drive so dtd again. Creamy cm. Gassy.
5dpo: feeling weirdly hot when I'm not doing anything, like hot flashes? Watery cm. Gassy.
6dpo: hungry. Noooo sex drive. Bloated. School glue cm. Worried I'm out this month.
7dpo: bloated. School glue cm.
8dpo: acne break out. One weird dizzy spell. egg white cm! Dtd again in case I ovulated large but turns out I didn't lol.
9dpo: BIG temperature dip and mild cramps. Implantation? Egg white cm. Still bloated.
10dpo: BIG temperature rise to above where it was before dip. Hot flashes. Acne. Suspecting somethings going on.
11dpo: watery cm again. Feeling meh.
12dpo: felt off so did Internet cheapie preg test in morning. Faint positive! Ran out and bought a Frer, much stronger bfp!! Thanked God!
13 dpo: another bfp, stronger line. Yay!!! Told husband at work. He smiled so hard I thought his face would crack.

I'm currently 17dpo and CB digital says 2-3 weeks pregnant. Praying this is a sticky bean! Good luck to everyone ttcing. Stay hopeful xxx

Really no symptoms

Hi everyone,
I've been checking this site through every two week wait for the last year or so while I've been trying to conceive.
Just got my BFP at 18DPO(was too nervous to test before that time) and hoping this will give some solace to those who aren't experiencing any symptoms during your TWW. My only significant symptom was missing my period.
5DPO: throbbing back pain that I always get one week before my period, figured my period was on its way
9-13DPO: continued intermittent back pain, very characteristic of my typical PMS symptoms
14DPO: expecting my period, wiped in the morning and saw a few drops of bright red blood-srsly, like maybe 3 drops. I put a tampon in thinking it was my period, but it was complete clean when I removed it a few hours later. No bleeding since that time
15DPO-now(4w3d): I feel completely normal. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no food/smell aversion. But the tests come back more and more positive each day, so I know this is real.
I was in tears every time I got my period for the last several months and as I approached a year I felt like the odds of ever being a mother were slipping away-I was heartbroken.
I had just read a study that the majority of women who don't conceive after one year, will conceive naturally if they keep trying(not that you shouldn't see a doctor but this was interesting and has certainly rung true for me).
I think what helped me was really a mixture of tincture of time, luck and stress management(went on a few great vacations, exercised regularly and ate well).
Best, best of luck to all in this community and please take good of of yourselves-the odds of a bfp are definitely in your favor, no matter how discouraged you feel sometimes.

BFP that looked like a chemical- but stuck!

BFP with 1st child

I anonymously stalked this site everyday during my TWW, and so I had to 'pay it forward' when I got my own BFP! Especially because of the nearly miraculous fact that this little bean stuck!

My BFP immediately followed a cycle that ended in a chemical pregnancy (one faint positive and then no more). So when I got my faint faint faint BFP the following month, I couldn't get excited. I didn't know how to upload a photo here but I changed my profile pic to show the lack of progress from 8dpo to 10 Dpo (FRER). In fact, the line actually faded during these three days. It was terrible. On 11 dpo the line was a tweet bit darker but still so faint! So I took a $tree test (nothing), a clear blue (nothing), and a lifebrand (nothing). These were all FMU same urine (I did FMU everyday). Ugh. I got the same line on the FRER at 12 dpo but nothing on the others. I genuinely resigned myself to a chemical, but went for the doctors blood test that same day. Turns out my numbers were well into the 60's (annoying that clear blue didn't even have a hint of a line?), and the lines began progressing like crazy- I can (and do) get a super dark positive on any stick out there lol!

Here are my symptoms:

My CM was dry until way after my missed period, and my CP was low, hard and closed.

1-4 DPO- serious cramping
4-8 DPO- serious cramping, felt different from menstrual cramps, more like the sharp twinges of 'o' cramps, big time hot flashes and dizzy spells, back pain, boobs not sore but showing those bumps around the nipples, crazy fatigue (took a nap for five hours on the weekend, peering non stop

9dpo - today (5 weeks, 3 days)- cramping died down but had Burning and aching, weird thick pasty saliva, taste of blood on the back edges of my tongue, back pain, upper and and ribs very sore (like I've done a zillion sit-ups), aching hips, sore sore boobs (it wakes me up when I lie on my stomach), food aversions, and a very bizarre need to eat fajitas (like I could eat fajitas all day everyday)

Don't ever give up hope ladies!!!!!

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Older Couple and PCOS

My husband is 51 and I am 37. I was diagnosed PCOS at 13, and have struggled with the side effects my whole life. I suffered with obesity despite dieting most of my 20s. I went off birth control when I was 28 and had a surprise pregnancy the next month. I didnt think I would be able to get pregnant without help, hence the surprise. I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks, and all looked good. Went back at 12 weeks and the babys heartbeat was very slow. They said I would lose baby, and I did. My body didnt recognize it, and had a missed miscarriage. After 45 days of waiting to pass the baby and nothing, I finally demanded some help. They gave me pills that did start the process, but it didnt complete it. 48 hours after I started bleeding, I started to hemorrhage and went to ER for an emergency D & C. Fast forward 6 months, and I felt ready to try again.

I did 2 rounds of Clomid and NOTHING. I was so bummed, as my sister tried for a year with nothing, then did one round of Clomid and bam was pregnant. So, I decided to clean up my diet and work on the weight issue. I went vegan and lost 30 lbs that first month, and then bam found out I got pregnant while I was dieting that month. Happy news!!!! I had found a new dr before I got pregnant, one who knew about PCOS and how challenging it could be. Everyone else wanted to wait until i had 3 mc before doing bloodwork or tests. Not her, she brought me in the moment I got a positive test and checked everything. She discovered my progesterone was low, so she started me on suppositories. They kept checking my blood twice a week (oh joy haha). About 8 weeks or so, my progesterone took a dive. They called me (sitting at my desk at work) to tell me that I was likely losing the baby,. I freaked, and demaned I come in right away for an ultrasound. They agreed, and low and behold my baby was sitting in there just fine. So they took me off suppositories ad switched me to shots every day, for the next 6 weeks. I was still on metformin 1500 a day and kept me there until 12 weeks. I took the shots till 16 weeks. That was rough, but I got through it. Rest of pregnancy was uneventful till 39 weeks, they said my urine protein was beginning to go up a bit, and thhey didnt want to chance pre-eclampsia with my pcos and being overweight. So they scheduled me to be induced. After 16 hours of uneventful labor, no pain, and I was only dialated to 4 and then st there for HOURS, they said he needed to be csection. I threw a fit, as I wanted natural all the way for his sake. They gave me 2 more hours, then said he must come out before he starts to have issues jjust sitting there, so we csectioned.

After birth, I breastfed and lost a LOT of weight that first year. My baby boy ended up being MSPI, which is milk-soy-protein intolerant, so anything that I ate that had those foods made him very sick to his stomach, and he was losing weight. Once I noticed that ne eating certain foods made him worse, we figured it out. So, there wasnt much I could eat that first year, so I lost alot of weight. Through that, I discovered a whole new world. I researched the heck out of food and diet, and learned a lot. I lost the rest of the weight, started going to the gym, and discovered I LOVED working out, and fed off the challenge of it. I became a personal trainer and started bodybuilding. I know, weird story coming from a girl who had been really fat her whole life. I felt something I had never felt before-HEALTHY!!! AND I was so happy to be a better example for my new baby!!!!

I ended up divorcing due to his infidelty when my son was 6 months old (he couldnt handle my new lifestyle). I was single for a LOT of years, dating but never finding the right guy till my new husband. He is older than me, 51 now, and I am 37. So we decided to try for one. I got pregnant the first month we tried. But the hcg levels stopped very early, my beta only got to 15 and then 17 two days later, so I miscarried 5 days after my period was due. It was a painful period with lots of clotting basically. The next two months I had SOOO many symptoms, which I usually dont get much in the tww. I may get a little sore breast in the week before af, but thats it. I was having like every symptom imaginable the 2ww of those 2 months. I would have swore I was super pregnant, but nothing.

BFP at 5 weeks!

So after spending so much time on TTC boards and reading about so many women who get their BFPs at 7dpo, 10dpo, etc., I started losing hope for this month because I couldn't even get a faint BFP.....until I was 25dpo. I was supposed to start AF a over a week ago and she was a no show, so not only was I not getting AF and I was not getting a BFP either...VERY FRUSTRATING. Finally yesterday at 25dpo I got faint (but clear) positive on 5 different test. I could not believe it. On to my symptoms by DPO....I happened to note everyday in my Ovia app, so here we go.

1DPO-Pink spotting mixed with CM after BDing..Prob ovulation spotting.
2DPO-Nothing noticed
3DPO-Mild(Not quite as bad as AF) Cramps, creamy CM and indigestion, spotting again but only when I wiped once after working out.
4DPO- Creamy CM, and a headache...notably tired today.
5DPO-Mild Cramps, pink spotting only once when I wiped after BM, mixed with creamy CM. Tired
6DPO-Mild cramps in the morning, pink spotting when wiped after BM in morning and red spotting when wiped once at night time. Tired
7DPO-So weird..EWCM mixed with red spotting once when I wiped. Creamy CM. Very moody. Almost felt sick like. This evening I noticed a "ripping" sensation in my uterus area that lasted a split second then kind left a mild soreness for maybe 10 min after. I have no idea if it was implantation or not but it was VERY noticeable and literally made me cringe when it happened, very notable.
8DPO- Spotted after BDing, mild cramps all day. Vivid dreams the last couple nights.
9DPO-This night I had a dream that I went to the dr and she told me I was pregnant but that it was to early to detect by HPT or by ultrasound...woke up just knowing this had to be the month! Mild cramps.
10DPO-BFN, noticed I hadnt had a BM in a couple of days, began feeling bloated because of that. Creamy CM.
11DPO- Creamy CM
12DPO- Creamy CM
13DPO- Definitely constipated, creamy CM. Mild cramps.
14DPO- Watery CM, Cramps, sore boobs, bloating, no BM still.
15DPO-Left boob is sore, cramps, no BM.
16DPO-Left boob still sore, no cramps today, creamy cm
17DPO-Mild cramps
18DPO-Sore boobs, mild cramping on right side, finally had a BM.
19DPO-21DPO- stronger cramps like AF is coming any min.
22DPO-My dog became weirdly clingy and still is. Boobs very sore
23DPO-Current- Sore boobs, creamy CM

The main things that I believe had me convinced this month was different is that I consistently had creamy CM, boobs were sore a lot this cycle, and the CRAMPS....I feel like I had cramps from ovulation forward. Also the EWCM a week after ovulation was weird for me. People say that's probably when implantation occurred.

BFP after Lap, 4th cycle of Femara and 2nd with Prometrium

I wanted to share my BFP story since I always came to this site for hope and reassurance from all the stories here.

This will be our 2nd and we have been trying just under a year. I have endometriosis and had a Lap 4 months before becoming pregnant with my first, and I didn't do any fertility meds and was able to get pregnant naturally.

With this one, I had another lap almost 4 months ago as well this time but stated on Femara the month after having the lap to try to hopefully give my ovulation a boost especially being over 35 now. I did monitoring with the Femara for the 1st 2 cycles but then didn't do any monitoring these past 2 cycles as it was too time consuming. I noticed my luteal phase was getting alot shorter the past few months, down to only 7 days one month so I asked my Dr to start me on progesterone the cycle before I got my BFP to hopefully lengthen it. I took it from 3-4DPO the first cycle and took a test around 14DPO and then stopped taking it and got my period a couple days later.

This cycle I took the progesterone from 4dpo and was busy with family in town and a couple of overnight trips and so I decided not to test and just stop taking the progesterone around 13DPO and let my period come so I didn't have to deal with another negative test. Well period never came and I started to get suspicious around 15-16DPO when my period had not yet come. I decided to wait to test until 18DPO when we got back from a little overnight trip with family. BFP came up right away and super dark!! Made me so glad I waited to test.

I didn't track my DPO symptoms this month because I had symptoms so many other months that turned out to just be PMS and just didnt have time.

I do think we had really great timing this month with BD every other day from about day 10 and BD 2 days before +OPK, day of +OPK and the day after (O day). Other months didn't work out as well so obviously Im sure that helped us get our BFP this month. Also the Femara made me ovulate earlier in my cycle around day 14-15 when normally I ovulate later around 18-20 so that may have helped.

My main symptom and still my #1 symptom currently at 5 weeks is sore boobs. I always usually get sore boobs before AF but they were definitely more sore this time and were more sore on the sides this time. They are now even more sore and all over.
Also have had cramping off and on since around 12-13DPO when I would normally get my period. Very similar to AF cramps with some twinges and sharp pains here and there as well.
Also I have been more hot then usual, several nights sweating alot!
I did also notice alot of CM around 16-17DPO.
One other random thing which I am not sure if is related is I found like 3-4 long hairs on my breasts. I normally get one random one every once in awhile which I pluck but i had at least 3-4 this month which was kind of wierd but I didn't think anything of it at the time but maybe a hormonal thing?

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. God is so good! Good luck and baby dust to all of you!

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