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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.

I'll be 35 in five days! Little to no symptoms!

I've read many of these stories, and at times they made me feel a little closer to two beautiful lines that mean that my s/o and I are going to be parents. These are symptoms for you to obsess over ;), even though they were surprisingly few: 1dpo-11dpo- a couple of bloody noses when I woke up. Chalked it up to the heat. I remember being surprised at how little cramping I had after ovulation because I usually have more. 12dpo boobs started getting a burning sensation through out, but it was on and off so I didn't put too much into it. 13dpo boobs still tingling/sore. Which was pretty normal for me, but this seemed later in my cycle for it to happen. Temp also was still up.
14dpo woke up and removed, still very high. Temp would definitely be down today with period dye. Gulped, and tested. When I thought I saw a vvvvfl on the wondfo I tested on a dollar tree cheapo. I didn't wait long enough, and started blubbering and crying, asking why my temp was still up if the tests were negative. Went and laid back down and pouted for a bit, but shrugged it off and mentally started planning for January to try as December we wouldn't be able to. I was getting ready to get on with the day when I thought I'd take one more look, and both had a line! I immediately pulled another wondfo and dollar tree test(different kind this time), and faint positives on both. Took another wondfo while I sat in shock. Still in shock and it's hours later! Took a first response after a six hour pee hold and there is no doubt a line! After trying eleven times with four different donors for two years it felt like it wouldn't happen, but it totally did and I am so blessed and feeling so much ridiculous joy. I'll do my very best to never take this for granite. So many many rowdy blessings to you who are on the ttc train. I know it starts to make you second guess your instincts, but do your best to listen to them anyway. Baby dust!!!

BFP on 14 DPO after BFN

I am a very impatient woman and this site helped me pass the time while waiting. This is my second pregnancy and we got pregnant on our third cycle. I used the fertility friend app and measured my temperatures and cm to help me pinpoint ovulation. Here is my day by day symptoms.

1 DPO: woke up with a surge of EWCM and did BD
1-2 DPO: headache and fatigue
3 DPO: bloating and cramps (very slight)
4 DPO: increased sex drive and another EWCM which made me think. What the hec? I later read that this can mean you ovulate more than one egg. We shall see! Did BD again.
6 DPO until now: here come the sore, tender and swollen breasts! Usually this only happens 5 days before my period so this is when I knew for sure I was pregnant. Would wake up and my breasts were like a size or two larger and heavier than normal.
Other symptoms: fatigue. Went to bed at 7:30 for no good reason on a Monday night at 7 DPO.
Off and on from about 6 DPO: Gassy, bloated, increased appetite, more backache than normal, and frequent urination.

Biggest thing for me was the breasts. There’s no way I could miss it. All of the other cycles my breasts were not nearly so different and it was too far from AF.

Also: I just felt pregnant. I just had an intuitive sense. I know this sounds a bit silly but it’s hard to describe. As a side note, I also was craving healthy food throughout the 2WW from 6 DPO on.
Tested in the middle of the night at 12 DPO and it was negative and I started to doubt myself for a moment and then realized that I need to test first thing in the morning and wait a bit. At 14 DPO it was positive with First response.

Baby#1

Hi, I've been watching this site for over 4 years hoping to conceive after 2 mc and 7 chemicals.
I would like to share my experience in the 2 ww to make people who are trying to conceive see that you don't need every symptom in the book before you get your bfp.
Cd10 - ovulation/ using opks
1dpo - nothing
2dpo- nothing
3dpo - sharp pain in left on and off through the day
4dpo - nothing
5dpo- nothing
6dpo- nothing
7dpo - tiny little spot on pantyliner of dark brown
Big cramp like a pulled muscle on the right side/ implantion
8dpo - headaches
9dpo - headaches/ a little bloated / diareah
10dpo - BFP with frer
I did 4 tests that day with fmu and afternoon and no other test was positive only the frer and a dark line to.
11dpo - all other tests had faint line
I am now 5 weeks and hoping for a sticky bean hope this helps women who are thinking if they don't have symptoms then your not pregnant I only had a feeling off a pulled muscle in my side for at least 3 days.

Wanted to share my story!

Hello ladies! I stalked this site while we were TTC and so I wanted to share my symptoms by DPO. My husband and I married later in life so he has two kids and I have two. I 'm 34 and we've been married for 5 years. Been trying to talk him into one more babies for 5 years and I FINALLY did it. Took us 4 months of TTC. I had SWORN I was pregnant last month but wasn't. This month was a little different for me than what I was expecting but it all seems to make sense now.

CD 14 Pos O test
CD 15 Pos O test
CD 16 Neg O test. This was the first time I used ovulation tests so I went with CD 15 as ovulation.
1dpo-nothing
2dpo- bloated, cramps
3dpo-very specific twinges/discomfort in one area. Crampy, gassy, bloated
4dpo-Thirsty. I SO WANT chicken noodle soup. More BM then normal??(sorry tmi) Fatigue, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, gas
5dpo-Nauseous after eating. Isolated discomfort lower left pelvic area. Sore throat at night. Hungry, cramps, bloating, gas
6dpo-diarrhea, tired, bloating, cramps
7dpo-cramps, bloating, tired, cramps
**why in the world have I been cramping all week? I NEVER cramp until a couple of days before AF. And this gas and bloating is getting old**
8dpo-cramps, tired, bloated, gas, chills and now the headaches begin
9dpo-same symptoms but don't seem as bad today. BFN. I'm thinking I'm out again.
**waiting for my boobs to hurts since that was the first symptom both previous kids**
10dpo-more normal type AF cramps. yep, totally thinking I'm out. Spotted once. I tend to spot before my period so thinking here it comes. Check all day and only that ONE time of spotting. Weird.
11dpo-BFN again. Thanksgiving so I had some wine with the family. Making me feel sick. Strange.
12dpo-BFN again. Same symptoms just not as noticable
13dpo-very very faint BFP! I don't believe it. I POS and then fell back asleep so evap line? It was an internet cheapy. I wait until I have to pee again and pee on one of those that say pregnant or not pregnant in words and holy **** it says pregnant!
14dpo-heartburn. I think I'm having a heart attack and might die in my sleep. ;) still tired and crampy
15dpo-I'm so hot... I'm never hot, always cold. still all the same symptoms then bleeding gums and hot flashes/chills get added to the mix.

I'm now 6w3d and go to my first visit next week. The cramps from the start were very abnormal for me. Still no sore boobs which has freaked me out the entire time. I know every pregnancy is different, but that was my norm for the last couple pregnancies. Mostly tired, get sick to my stomach after I eat. NOT hungry because of upset stomach. Headaches off and on and SOOOO Thirsty. Good luck to you ladies!

Unsure of Symptoms By DPO

Hi Ladies!
I wanted to come on here and share my story for those of you who are impatient, frustrated, and fed-up!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2017. Not an incredibly long time, I know, but feels like eons for someone like me! Each month was one BFN after another and I couldn't take the constant disappointment.
I started monitoring at a fertility clinic, which was the best decision I ever made! Why? Because they took all the guess work out of this already calculating process.
For 2 months, I went in day after day for blood work and ultrasound until they told me i was ovulation and should dtd. Once you do, they prescribed me Prometrium vaginal supplements to assist with my luteal phase. I was on Prometrium beginning 1 DPO for 2 cycles which can cause pregnancy-like symptoms. Also, keep in mind, I am the worst symptom spotter! I get lost in message boards. Anyway were my symptoms prior to getting BFP while on Prometrium:

Nov 27th 1 DPO: No symptoms. Started Prometrium morning and night
2 DPO: no symptoms
3 DPO: mild pressure in lower stomach and upper vag towards end of day. Thinking it may be a tummy ache and too early for symptoms
4 DPO: Increase in CM by end of day. Probably the Prometrium
5 DPO: Chunky cottage-cheese-like CM. Probably the Prometrium
6 DPO: No symptoms. CM returned to normal
7 DPO: cramps and bloating but chalked it up to eating bad food
8 DPO: left boob a little sore near armpit, but not to the touch. Might be in my head
9 DPO: boobs slightly sore on and off
10 DPO: boobs slightly sore and weird sharp pain to the right of my belly button on and off
11 DPO: boobs slightly sore. mild cramps by end of day
12 DPO: boobs slightly sore
13 DPO: slightly sore boobs, dull headache. Boobs look a little bigger but probably in my head
14 DPO: tired but i just made a big brunch for my family. Boobs slightly sore
December 11th 15 DPO: Upper and middle back hurting, boobs slightly sore, dry CM, cervix low, hard, and closed. Went in to the clinic this morning for my blood test and they called to tell me i'm 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant! I'm in shock I got my BFP!!! It's so unreal to me but I wanted this message board to be the first place, the first people I tell about my pregnancy (I will surprise my husband tonight). Boards and sites like these were so incredibly helpful and insightful and not only got me through the dreaded 2ww, but the 9 months we tried to conceive.

Ladies, I urge you to share your stories and symptoms because it truly helps those going through the process!

If anyone has questions, please let me know!

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Worked with some planning!!

I've stalked this site the last few months and had promised to upload my story when the time came.
I'm 37 and we've been trying since the last 5 months.
My doctor had scared me saying I have low serve of eggs and some cysts on my right ovary which may make the odds unfavourable.

What was different this time? Honestly, this was the first cycle where I tracked my O day with OPKs and noted my O pain and did the BD every other day starting 1 week before the expected O day until 3 days after. I used an Ovulation calculator which took into account my cycle length (32 days). I also stayed in bed for 20 mins after with a pillow under my hips.

Ok.. here goes.. the symptoms per dpo!!

1 dpo - 5 dpo : gassy. Cm - white bits on wiping. Sniffles start at 4 dpo.

6 dpo : gassy all day. Runny nose. Intense lower back pain and strange cramps in lower belly. Shooting pain through bb for about 5 minutes.... never felt that before (I suspected implantation that day) Cm still not ewcm which is what I normally have at 6 dpo before AF! Relieved.

7 dpo: Very very hungry. All the time. Which is just not me. Cm yellowish globs on wiping. Nose very stuffy at night. Nipples hurt.

8 dpo: tested with FMU ... BFN. stuffy nose, gassy, very hungry. Cm creamy glob but only when I wipe.

9 dpo: no symptoms at all other than stuffy nose. Cm still yellow glob on wiping. EXTREMELY emotional ... felt I was on an emotional roller coaster ride. (This is what my biggest clue was! ) however I was majorly upset that I had no symptoms.

10 dpo: woke up thinking my crazy emotions weren't usual.. tested with FMU ....... Very faint line... but BFP !!! Emotions still running haywire all day. Bad headache in the evening (I almost never get a headache)

11 -13 dpo: nausea through the day. Hungry as well. Headache which eades wuth rest. Emotions still crazy. Tested each morning... line doesn't darken.. but it's there. Very dark line on 12 dpo with an OPK strip!! ALL with FMU

14 dpo: Boobs sore... hurting. Tested at night.... BFP!! it's still not too dark but my friend who's an OBGYN says it's a BFP!! :-)

Thanks so much to all those who've posted here and made my two weeks wait bearable.

Tons of good wishes and baby dust to all the ttc-ers.
Enjoy the BD... and fx!!

2 x TWW back-to-back

I wanted to submit my 2 experiences so that anyone that experiences the first what was probably an early loss, can find some comfort that you can still get your BFP on the next cycle.

I am 36, first baby, NTNP since June but 'actively' trying for around 5 cycles. Not temping or using OPK, just going by 'every other day' from around CD 8 TO CD 18 as I have 30-32 day cycles and get a slight bleed after ovulation so know this is roughly CD16.
I have very mild PCOS but regular cycles and OV. Just a hairy chin all the time!!

Disclaimer: TMI is gonna be in every other sentence.

TWW1 - CP? MMC?

DPO 1 - Light bleed and strong headache suspect OV took place in last 24hrs
DPO 2 - Full with gas/bloated
DPO 3 - I blacked out after 1 lap (0.4km) of my jogging. I average 5-10k 3 or 4 times a week so I definitely wasn't over doing it. Husband said.. 'You're pregnant' (it's his second so I trusted him)
DPO 4 - Vivid dreams and gas. A random strong aversion to husbands smelly cigarette hands that were resting on the table next to me.
DPO 5 - Vivid dreams and lower back ache.
DPO 6 - Constipated. Pin prick of brown blood when wiping.
DPO 7 - Light brown spotting, headache in afternoon, dry/itchy throat, hello chin pimple! (Convinced the spotting was Imp. bleeding)
DPO 8 - Vivid dream, Gas, Constipated, Spotting brown blood still, sore throat.
DPO 9 - Spotting still, stuffy nose and sore throat (probably caught from very unwell husband). Insomnia
DPO 10 - Bloating, sore throat, very emotional!
DPO 11 - Full on cold/flu
DPO 12 - Bloated with gas, constipated, still have the cold, hair is greasing up every other day, can usually manage 2 days.
DPO 13 - Cold still
DPO 14 - BFN with FMU. AF twinges and very low mood.
DPO 15 - Gas, very emotional, Headache
DPO 16 - Vivid dreams, bloated, AF twinges
DPO 17 - Gas, AF cramps, headache.
DPO 18 - No AF still on CD34 - BFN on FMU.
DPO 19 - Cough not shifting, learned how to check my cervix and found it high and closed.
DPO 20 - Now CD36 still no AF. Spotted brown blood after 5k jogging. Sharp pain in left side.
DPO 21 - Spotting again when wiping.
DPO 22 - Brighter red spotting
DPO 23 - Strong cramps, heavy clotted bleeding - I'm out. Wasn't so hopeful after the BFN's anyway but was worried something was wrong with me that I couldn't carry :-(

Next cycle:

DPO 1 - Moody, tight bloated gassy feeling
DPO 2 - Moody, slight brown spotting when I checked my cervix.
DPO 3 - Constipated, sharp pain on left hip area.
DPO 4 - Nipples started to be very sensitive to touch. This didn't happen last month and it was weird as since I had breast reduction surgery in 2013, I have never really had full sensitivity in my nipples, they have been relatively numb so this was a bit of a weird one. They were also constantly erect! Winner!
DPO 5 - Nothing, only sensitive nipples
DPO 6 - Gassy, sensitive nipples.
DPO 7 - Extremely low mood.
DPO 8 - Still very low mood and angry - nipples the same (and continue to be)
DPO 9 - Nothing
DPO 10 - Angry again (Poor husband) - had a very sharp pull pain on the left.. around 5-10 seconds where I had to stop and let it pass.
DPO 11 - Really gross sex dream. Couldn't even talk about it.
DPO 12 - Pully pains again on left, urination frequency up.
DPO 13 - Constipation, AF mild cramps
DPO 14 - Nipples are still sensitive, constipated, pulling feeling again on left, like really painful trapped gas.. yet my gas was definitely not trapped if you catch my drift!
DPO 15 - Constipated, still getting mild on/off AF cramps and waiting for her to arrive. Was not hopeful at all. Gassy and evening shattered, fell asleep 6-8pm and had a headache that wouldn't shift.
DPO 16 - Vivid dream, AF cramps getting stronger and feel like she is coming any minute but CP is high, closed and hard. Smelly gas (sorry).
DPO 17 - Very moody, AF Twinges still, at night in bed I had a very strong tightening and painful cramp that went on 10-15 secs in my abdomen. Was a little confused by this point as it was not AF cramp.
DPO 18 - No appetite (this seems to be the norm) Nips still sensitive this whole time. Getting thirsty after drinking. Another strong intense cramp again when I was in bed, same as previous night, almost unbearable.
DPO 19 - Constipated (seems also to be the norm now). Still high, closed cervix but with white CM (I don't produce a lot at all so this was hard to monitor). Zingy pain in left boob/nipple. Gassy
DPO 20 - Feels like a full heavy uterus pain. still no AF but strong cramps in that region that are a bit sharper and more isolated than AF cramps. Nose is dry and a bit painful.
DP0 21 - BFP with FMU.

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BFP after 17 months TTC (CP check everyday)

Hi everyone. This page gave me hope every cycle of TTC and I promised to share once I receive mine :)

I promise you, for every cycle of 17 months TTC, I have symptoms like sore boobs, bloated abdomen, mild nausea, sore throat, tiredness and vivid dreams. Gave me hope everytime, only to be crushed by arriving AF :( I have since forced myself to accept those "symptoms" as sign of AF.

This month, I tried hard not to symptom spot but of course difficult when it becomes a habit to do so for more than a year! So on to the symptoms:

1-3 DPO: hard, low cervix (sign O ended). Glue like cm but only in small amount now and then. Some soreness on side of BB (normal post O)

4 DPO : medium and soft cp. Feels a bit open. Odd. Am I out? Really sore under left armpit. Couldn't even wear a bra to work. Here's hoping!

5DPO: high cp, odd flaky white cm

6 DPO: feels very warm to the touch but not having fever. CP change to medium and pointed. :(

7 DPO - 9 DPO: CP fluctuates everyday! Sometimes its medium, sometimes very low its almost at the "door"!! But never went back high. Os itself remains soft throughout. Was worried abt not getting high cp.

10 DPO - EWCM. Ok. It must be high estrogen thus its AF coming :( very very wet EWCM. Better than O. Haha. CP medium height and medium soft/hard. Basically nothing notable with cp. Slight aches on back tooth.

11 DPO - AF cramps!! :( lower back pain when I wake up. CP normal. Nothing noticeable. Lesser EWCM. More whitish glue but leaves wet patch on undies. Noticed wet patch three times throughout the day.

12 DPO - lower back pain when waking up. White thicker cm with wet patches on undies. Sore BB come and go. Sleepy by 5 but thats not new to me. Hehe. Sorry TMI - loose stool

13 DPO - lower back pain waking up. SUPER LOW CP! barely had to reach up. Feels moist and wet inside cervix but otherwise dry outside. Hungry and ate foot-long subway for brunch. First time ever. More loose stool.

14 DPO - pressure in uterus when waking up. Cant lie on tummy. Had odd dark and soft stool 4 times between morning to afternoon! (TMI sorry! Need to be said!) CP medium high and soft. Skin very warm, fluctuating between 36.9 and 37.0 when I am usually 36.6. Light crampings. Craved steak. Tested in the evening after a game of bowling (worried I overexert myself) and BFP!!! :D

I waited so long to see the pink line and had spent a lot of time squinting and turning tests and forcing DH to agree that there IS a line. So surreal to see a prominent pink line :))

Some other things I notice: greasier, heavier hair. Small zits around mouth at 12 DPO. A general feeling of content and happiness. Vivid dreams at 12, 13 DPO.
No nausea at all this month when I usually get it before AF in TWW previous months!

What I did differently this month: took pregnancy pill right after AF this cycle. No coffee at all. Tried to make sure fertile cm is abundant during BD. Prayed so much for it.

Hope this helps someone the way thess BFP stories had helped me through my TWW :) it came as a relief after receiving news that I have a fibroid of 2cm in my womb.

All the best everyone :) I pray for BFP for all those trying.

Getting our rainbow

Of course I have been stalking this page for almost 2 years. I finally get to post mine and I am SO excited!!!!
We got pregnant back in May of this year (2017) but we lost that baby in July, on my husband's birthday. Since then, I have had 2 IUI's....the 2nd worked. I did not trigger an I did not take any progesterone before or after the IUI. I was on clomid 100mg on CD3-7. We BD'd on CD10, 14, 15, 16. I o'd on CD 15 and did the IUI on the same day

*O day- Got the positive OPK in the morning and had the IUI at 4 that afternoon (11.22 (the day before Thanksgiving) cramping after the IUI
*3-5DPIUI-My nipples feel like they are going to fall off. THEY HURT!!!! Not the entire breast, just the nipple. I am wondering what's going on because I KNOW it's way too early for pregnancy symptoms. Still cramping but now they are dull and in the background. If I had to guess, I would say they were in my uterus.
*6DPIUI-still cramping and my nipples are still sore. Like, I couldn't hug my kids without tremendous in pain. Still crampy. Constipated.
*7DPIUI- took my first test...BFN with FRER, walmart first signal and internet cheapie. I'm thinking it's still really early so I didn't really get upset about the negative. My appetite has increased, but that happens as it gets close to my period so i don't think anything of. I am gassier than usual. Nipples still hurt. Still crampy
*8-9DPIUI- took a test (internet cheapie)...BFN nipples are still sore but not as bad as it before. This has me worried. I am thinking "If I were pregnant, my symptoms would be increasing, not decreasing." very emotional. Secretly loosing hope but still telling myself that it's still early
*10DPIUI- tested with an internet cheapie. BFN. nipples have gone from sore to tender. EXTREMELY emotional. Cried over small stuff, things that i would not normally cry over (example: the dishwasher had not been unloaded). Appetite is still increased. My dog started following me around and being clingy. She would not let me out of her sight
*11DPIUI- tender nipples still have those dull cramps in my lower abdomen area. It feels like my uterus. BFN on FRER and internet cheapie. I cried today. Still feeling out this month because I feel like "I should have more symptoms by now" and "the last time, by this time, i had a BFP already" and "it seems like everybody else has gotten their BFP days ago"
*12DPIUI- decided not to test. I didn't think that I I could handle seeing another negative. I had a complete breakdown wondering when my time was coming. short tempered and very emotional. My beta was scheduled for today but I cancelled because I didn't want to pay ($40 copay) for my doctor to tell me that I am not pregnant. Just an emotional day
*13DPIUI- Decided at the last moment to test...faint positive on the first signal test. Tried FRER using the same sample (FMU)...faint positive. Tested again using SMU on a first signal, darker line. Went to the store and bought 2 boxes of clearblue digitals, 1 box (3 count) FRER, 5 first signal tests. Clearblue gave me those words that I have been waiting SO long to see....PREGNANT. Went in for a blood test to confirm. HCG was at 29. Progesterone as at 24. By my calculations, I am 3 weeks and 5 days today. The doctor says I don't need to be on any progesterone supplement as of now. I go back in on Thursday to make sure my HCG has doubled as it should.

BFP on 12dpo, very few symptoms

Just got my bfp two days ago at 12dpo. I started testing at 8dpo with internet cheapies and at 10dpo with FRERs. Consistent BFNs on everything until 12dpo. Also minimal symptoms. Here is my story day by day!

O day: Cramping in general lower belly region, not limited to one side or the other. BD-ing felt crampy too, kind of uncomfortable.
1dpo: crampy and gassy
2dpo: randomly got the hiccups. I know it's prob unrelated but I never get the hiccups so it seemed worth mentioning.
3dpo: very irritable mood all day
4dpo: dry globby cm, kind of nasty. metal taste in mouth on and off, kind of like when you have a nosebleed, but I hadn't had a nosebleed.
5dpo: still abundant globs of white cm.
6dpo: nothing unusual
7dpo: nothing unusual
8dpo: feel like I'm coming down with a cold - scratchy throat. BFN on Clinical Guard cheapie.
9dpo: gastrointestinal issues - horrible gas and cramping. Maybe related to eating beans for lunch? Another BFN on clinical guard.
10dpo: no symptoms at all. BFN on clinical guard and FRER. pretty sure I'm out at this point.
11dpo: no symptoms at all. BFNs everywhere I look. BBT temperature dropped a bit and I'm def feeling out.
12dpo: BBT is up! I decide to take my last FRER and lo and behold a faint but undeniable BFP! Shortly after getting the BFP I began having a crampy/pulling feeling in my pelvis. Not really AF-like cramps - lower and more of a pulling feeling.
13dpo: FRER line darkening, pulling crampy feeling in lower pelvis continues. No other symptoms at all
14dpo: BFP on a digital and line continues to darken. Pelvis cramps continue...they are mild though.

The biggest symptom that I did NOT have at any point and still don't have is sore boobs.

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