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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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.

Still in shock.

Yesterday I was supposed to have AF but to my surprise she never reared her ugly head! Thank god! So I told myself last night if I wake up in the morning and AF hasn't showed I was going to take a frer. I woke up this morning and snuck out of mine and hubby's room. While he was outside walking out dogs I went to work. I took the test and ran like the wind out the door and just in my DH and he cried!!! It was so adorable. So we have a little sweet pea on the way.

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8 Years and 2 IUIs Later!! BFP!!!!

I'm a major stalker of this site, and you've all given me such hope for a BFP. I can't believe I'm posting my very own BFP story! I truly have so much to be thankful for in this Thanksgiving season.

I'm 35 and my husband of eight years is 55. We have age working against us for sure and have been TTC ever since we got married. Over time, we've discovered a myriad of reversible health issues on both our parts. I've lost 150 pounds since fall 2013 and, though I'm still overweight, I'm at a range where pregnancy is not a terribly high risk.

I had my first IUI this past September with only one mature follicle and progesterone at 13 on the day 7 check. It yielded a BFN. I had to skip a month due to my travel schedule, and our next IUI was done on November 11. This cycle, I took 200 mg of Clomid on CDs 3-7 and had a 250 mcg Ovidrel trigger shot the day before the IUI, although I was told I would probably ovulate that same day (November 10). I ended up with 3 big follicles, two on the right and one on the left.

Here are my symptoms (or lack thereof):

IUI/1DPT: Got a massage to relax, since I was so stressed about this process.

1DPIUI/2DPT: No symptoms.

2DPIUI/3DPT: No symptoms.

3DPIUI/4DPT: No symptoms.

4DPIUI/5DPT: Severe cramp in the big toe of my right foot. My toe involuntarily started pulling toward my knee and it HURT. No other strange happenings.

5DPIUI/6DPT: No symptoms. Tested out of Trigger.

6DPIUI/7DPT: No symptoms.

7DPIUI/8DPT: Progesterone tested at 25.1. No symptoms.

8DPIUI/9DPT: No symptoms.

9DPIUI/10DPT: Breasts starting to feel mildly tender, gassy, tired, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

10DPIUI/11DPT: Very light line on FRER. Runny nose, shooting pain down there (I told the nurse it felt like electric shocks). Nurse tells me it's probably still the Trigger. Very mild cramping, thumping sensation near uterus, mildly tender breasts, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

11DPIUI/12DPT: Line still there on FRER. Mildly tender breasts, shooting pain near right ovary, felt dizzy after running up 11 flights of stairs (abnormal for me).

12DPIUI/13DPT: Based on previous cycles, I should have started spotting by now or at least getting pink tinged CM, but nothing. Twinges and slight cramps, cheap HPT now showing light line, diarrhea, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

13DPIUI/14DPT: Lower back discomfort, burping, gassy, mild cramping, very aware of uterus. Lines on HPTs getting darker.

14DPIUI/15DPT: Bloodwork! Beta is 200 and progesterone is 46... good and pregnant! Gassy, jaw pain/tension (and I was surprised to learn that this is an early symptom), mild abdominal cramping, tired, already starting to pee like wild.

AF isn't due for another two days, so I'm very pleased with my blood numbers so far.

A few things I did differently this time were having a massage the day of the IUI, taking Robitussin, and eating lots of pineapple. However, I think this BFP is most attributable to my extra thick uterine lining the month and lots of mature follicles.

Praise the Lord for the first BFP of our marriage!

Got my bfp

So I've been stalking this site for a few months now while trying to conceive and can finally add to the bfp forum! I am super excited to share my symptoms with all of you because it was your ladies symptoms that gave me hope!!!

Ovulated on Nov. 11-12 (my cycle is usually 28-30 days)

1dpo: no symptoms
2dpo: no symptoms
3dpo-9dpo: my nipples felt like they were on fire (sorry tmi!), but my breasts did not hurt. This was my first indicator since my breast do not get sore until a few days before AF.
10dpo: my breasts finally became extremely sore (more on the top and nipples, but this too was odd for me because it's usually just the lower part of my breast to get sore), another symptoms was I kept burping!!! Every 2 minutes I had to burp and I puked in my mouth 3 times (sorry tmi again!), felt nauseous all day
11dpo: breasts still sore, nauseous, peeing frequently, finally decided to buy a first response digital thinking it was too soon but couldn't wait any longer! Sure enough... BFP!!! I will wait a few more days until AF is actually late and I will test again, but I think it's looking pretty positive :)

Baby dust to all of you ladies!!! I hope you get your bfps!!!

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38 with lupus and RA, hypothyroid, 7-10 day lh surges and a 9 day luteal phase

I did nothing but have more and more sex each month (8 months trying) , different for me this month was a little organic progesterone cream and sex twice a day for a week. Opks always were positive for 7-10 days , I never really knew if I ovulated. Used clearblue advanced ovulation predictor this month for the first time which established my lh surge using my personal baseline lh hormone levels (which are higher than the norm I assume).

Good luck to all!

1-2 dpo nada
3 dpo. Stomach pain, diarrhea, sharp right twinges momentary , feels like ovulation again around noon
4 dpo. Woke up 4 am awful allergies, asthma(first time in years)congested, by 2 pm white clumpy stretchy sticky cm then tons of creamy light lotiony cm by afternoon. irritable!
5 dpo still Positive opk as dark, lots of watery lotiony cm, constant. Lighter than ewcm, mild mild cramps more like tightness and aches, still irritated
6 dpo Pain knees, bloat, belly button pain feels Like ov but everywhere and intermittent - implantation? Had literally 3 ounces white wine and felt soooooo amazing, I had uticharial vasculitis which tells me I am in the midst of hormone shift
7 dpo bad allergies 1-3am , asthma again , By 6 pm, lots of cm today, feels like lotion but stretchy, tinge faint faint faint green intermittent last 48 hours, pelvis feels like ovulation ? Question if this is implantation or I still haven't o'd
8 dpo Horrible dream about Dd being harmed , irritable, feels like af imminent, having intermittent pain in nipples - nothing still that I would say is overtly pg symptom. Almost positive opk 1 pm. Negative hpt
Af on route? Cramps and low backache 330 pm- still have unusually creamy cm which is unusual, cramps,are,intermittent , back and forth not sure what I think.
9 dpo Seems like I'm out - no symptoms at all! Only thing keeps me hoping this slightly pasty, lotiony cm, not excessive but it is off for me
10 dpo 7 am faintly positive new choice dollar store hpt . Cramps intense one minute gone the next. RA hurts

BFP 11DPO, Cycle 11 after HSG

DH and I are 30 and we had been TTC for 10 months with zero success - not even an evap line. I have spent many hours roaming this board the last few months. I mentioned to my OB at my annual checkup that we had been trying for almost a year, and she sent us for routine infertility testing. She ordered a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and bloodwork for me and a semen analysis for DH (he was less than thrilled but was a good sport). The HSG was on day 8 and for me, it was extremely painful. DH scheduled his SA for CD19, so CD15 was the last day we could (and did) BD. My tests came back normal, but DH's showed a potential issue and we had scheduled a follow up appointment with a specialist to learn more. I had read that HSGs may increase fertility, but we were feeling very discouraged given DH's test results. We were shocked and thrilled to get our BFP on the third day of our vacation! My symptoms are below:

CD10 - BD
CD13 - BD
CD15 - BD
CD17 - O day
2DPO - brief bout of nausea before dinner
4DPO - same
5-6 DPO - exhausted and in bed by 9pm
8DPO - very sore BBs (normal PMS symptom for me); short bout of nausea while flying on plane (this never happens to me)
9DPO - BFN FMU. Tested early because of the strange plane nausea. Then had another short bout of nausea at resort pool. Later BD'd and noticed a lot of yellowish CM afterwards. Sore BBs.
10DPO - moody. BD'd again and noticed the same CM. Sore BBs.
11 DPO - woke up in middle of the night to pee (unusual) and POAS. Didn't see anything right away so went back to sleep. Woke up in the morning to my faint BFP, which has gotten stronger and stronger each day since.

The biggest clue for me was the strange, short bouts of nausea. Since my BFP, my BBs continue to be extremely full and sore and I have been peeing practically every hour and also once or twice throughout the night. Hoping this little guy or girl sticks!

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39yrs- low egg reserve, 6 months TTC, clomid, instead cups: 10dpo BFP

I was diagnosed with low egg reserve 2012. I went in cause some things changed in my cycle and I am very aware of whats happening.
sure enough, FSH was 14 I believe.
I even had once cycle where I didnt ovulate at all. But typically I get + opk and feel pain that day and next day followed by low shut cervix and white mucus.

we had been trying 6 months. I have had many pregnancies prior so I get pregnant easily but I was divorced and was not getting pregnant with my significant other. I redid my FSH which was better. however, still no pregnancy and didnt see anymore eggwhites (especially with all the sex) so that concerned me too.
in prior months I swayed, I tried some herbs, instead cups one month and preseed in a tiny amount and even clomid self perscribed at 25mg w out sucess. I get alot of white sticky mucus but I knew I needed stretchy fertile stuff.

so this month I didnt think it was going to work. wasnt even going to try. Then I went ahead and did 12.5mg clomid days 6-9? or maybe 7-10. I only had 4 doses. I had no signs of ovulation other than really in the mood.
then I got a test and just randomly tested and it was a near +. cd 13. cd14 +opk BLAZING dark.

BD cd 11, 13 (2x), 14, 15
Ovulated cd 14 (pains and sex too painful/achey)
3dpo feel wet but its cold. throbbing in belly a bit then gone.
4dpo so much mucus
5dpo sex burns. plus I have a tad bit of a yeast infection (from so much sex deposit) really emotional. plan to give up on trying. maybe Im not meant to have another.
6dpo thick throat feeling/phlemy, gagged at night brushing teeth. crabby, eating alot at night before bed. belly gurgles
7dpo very gassy and loud (not like me) cervix very long and firm. phlemy and thickness in throat and fullness in ears.
hot cold waves. nausea before bed. 1st night I took progesterone.
8dpo woke up feeling pukey and thought, ok I could be pregnant even tho I only have this symptom. (and since i just took the prog i know thats not making me pukey) I said if I cant taste milk, I dont even need a test. sure enough, whole milk tastes blah or like water. very creamy mucus. pooped a ton then had cramps after for hours in abdomen. acne. very hungry and thirsty for days now.
9dpo super hungry and mainly for meat. peeing more often and alot. my back is broken out! super crabby at other peoples kids. a baby was really crabby near me and I was annoyed (thought I would be terrible mother again) questionable FRER today. it has a line but no color. the one from last night has a even lighter test line but no pink. as day goes on, I think- this is a + even tho no color. take a clearblue and a target =/- at night and both FAINT + but then disappear 30 minutes later. read that is normal w those brands. take a FRER and its NEG with same pee.
10dpo. peed at 6am then woke at 7:15 w nausea. temp 98.1 (norm is 97.1) STARVING (ate 5 eggs and 2 slices of ham) peed at 7:30am and tested w that. +FRER within 2 mins. so obvious but still faint. much darker within the hour. clearblue at noon and its a + within 40 seconds. had one spec of pink today. cervix low and softer. very thin watery white mucus.

no boob pain, no green lines, no gagging, not overly tired, NO CRAMPS. Just irritated easily. dont really feel pregnant but then again its early. still sinking in. i was waiting to feel implantation or see some spotting. nothing like my norm.
it was our 6 month trying. I had JUST made an appt to do an IUI in 2 weeks. LOL
I added nordic naturals oil pills daily, vit d, ultra mega GNC pils (green ones 1 x a day vs 2) also b12 disolving tabs at 1500mg? drank more water. no sway. used instead cups 2-3 times this cycle and only had about a 3 drops of preseed so I put that in too. I did try to have an o after he finished, and I had my hips up when I did it. and again, used clomid at 12.5 mg days 6, 7, 8 and 9?
i have very strong pains this month and 3 days of wicked dark +opk.
partner will be 40 next month. he had a sperm sample done in Oct and showed 8% normal morphology but 220MILLION sperm. so we should not have too much of an issue w all those guys!
I didnt have my hopes up so I cared less this month. maybe thats what did it :)

BFP @ 15 dpo. SMEP.

This was second cycle TTC. DH and I are both 32. I decided to try to Sperm Meets Egg plan and it worked!

Here's the breakdown:

CD 1 - 5 - AF
CD 6 - BD
CD 8 - BD, Neg OPK
CD 9 - Neg OPK
CD 10 - BD, Neg OPK
CD 11 - Neg OPK
CD 12 - BD, Neg OPK
CD 13, BD, Pos OPK
CD 14 - BD - O DAY

SMEP says to skip a day and BD one more time but we did not do that.

9 DPO - Implantation bleeding - I wiped and there was a little spot of blood which I found strange. I usually spot right before my AF and it's usually more than one spot.
10 DPO - Felt dizzy
11 DPO - Headache
12 DPO - Metallic taste in my mouth all day
13 DPO - Metallic taste and very thirsty
14 DPO - My breasts were a little sore on the sides. I never get sore breasts.
15 DPO - My temp went up a bit. Stretchy CM but very white, not clear. I'm usually dry before AF. Throughout the day my breasts were very sore so I knew I had to test. I held my pee in for 3 hours and bought a pregnancy test on the way home from work. BFP!

This is our first pregnancy. Excited and hoping for a sticky baby! =)

BFP at 14DPO

I think that I am still in complete shock. After 18 months of trying, I finally got to see what a real BFP looks like! It was the weirdest feeling to actually see that second line show up....a REAL one. There were so many times that I held a test up to the light, squinting and really thinking that I saw one, only for my husband to have to tell me that it was stark white....yet again!

I'm 33 and my husband is 35. Oh my goodness, I am someone who constantly is researching to try new things. I guess it made me feel like I was actually DOING something rather than just waiting. I've been going to acupuncture for the last 6 months (which has been awesome, if anything it relaxed me....not sure if it got me to my bfp), drank a fertility blend tea, also drank red raspberry tea and nettle tea, convinced my husband to try different positions that I'd read about, used Preseed before having sex, propped my legs up for 15 mins or so after sex (which felt ridiculous!), added more iron to my diet (recommended by my acupuncturist), upped my exercise routine (although not to the point of strenuous exercise, just more weights, some yoga, and walking), ate pinneapple during ovulation time, used ovulation tests, temped regularly...the list could go on! I also had finally given in and started to get all of the tests done....

Honestly, I really can't tell you that I relaxed more (I really hate it when people say that don't you??) because I really didn't! I have no idea what was different about this month at all. But, I will say that everything that I was doing did make me feel focused and my body and mind are a lot healthier than when we started trying 18 months ago. I also just had an HSG done last month, so I guess I'm one of those people who you read about that gets an HSG and falls pregnant!

It's funny, because I did what I normally do at 9 dpo and told myself that I was out. Why? Because my temp significantly dropped that day (I guess possible implantation dip?), but then it went up the next day....and then stayed high....until 14 dpo. For those who want to know, my temps were:

9 dpo: 36.64 celsius
10 dpo: 36. 93 celsius
11 dpo: 36.74 celsius
12 dpo: 36.8 celsius
13 dpo: 36.87 celsius
14 dpo: 36.85 celsius BFP

The only symptoms that made me feel that this might be "it" is that I had a bit of spotting around 11 dpo (which I never get that early) and my temps were still high (they usually start to fall around 12/13 dpo) That's really it! I have sore boobs, but they feel like what I've had every month and I have cramps here and there, but again, they really feel like period cramps, so this wasn't a true "sign" for me.

I got my bfp yesterday morning and last night I was out with friends for dinner (all moms) and they were all complaining about how they're so afraid EVERY month to get pregnant because they are SO fertile! In fact, they are trying to get their husbands to have surgery so that they don't have to worry. They also spent a majority of the night complaining about their kids! It was the first time that I actually wasn't feeling upset inside (while smiling on the outside of course right??!), thinking, geez I would give anything to be too fertile and I long to be tired because I have a kid! In fact, I'm tearing up just writing this, because I just really never thought that I'd ever have that feeling go away!

If anything that this process has taught me, it's that I'm going to try and embrace every moment and be thankful....and I'm really going to try very my very best not to complain! Keeping this secret is going to be so hard so thank you for letting me at least tell you! I hope that my little baby sticks! Best of luck to everyone, I know how difficult this process is!

BFP 16 DPO with Preseed

After nine months of trying we finally got our BFP. I started giving up hope and was much more relaxed this month...that has seemed to work even for some of my friends. We also started using Preseed the last few tries; this was the third.
I normally have a 31-33 day cycle. According to Fertility Friend I ovulated on CD 17.
Two week wait symptoms as follows:

5 -10 DPO: Breast started to get tender on day 5 and by 7 DPO were very full and sore with sensitive nipples. It was happened to me a few times over the last few years, breast getting tender very early and lasting for over a week, so I tried not to look into this one so much.

11 DPO: Backache like AF was due soon, breast still sore of course, starting to feel gassy and bloated.

12 DPO: Sore breasts, mild periodic cramps. BFN with Clear Blue digital.

13 DPO - 14 DPO: More of the same. Chose not to do another pregnancy test until it would be most accurate as I really didn't want to see another BFN.

15 DPO: Expected AF this day. It usually gives me a rude awakening in the middle of the night. Cramps were starting to intensify so I figured that's what was going on. I also was more painfully bloated and gassy. Woke up around 3 or 4 a.m. to take some pain killers for intense cramping expecting to be bleeding by the time I woke up (normal).

16 DPO: Woke up to no AF. My temperature had spiked an additional .3 degrees from the range it had been hanging out in the past couple weeks. Took two tests later in the day as I thought there may be a chance. BFP x 2!

I hope this helps someone! So many of these stories have helped me! :)

13 dpo bfp!!!

I'm so excited!!! Here is a bit of my hx. 2 kids 10 & 2. DH and I ttc between the them 2 but nothing worked & nothing was wrong with either of us (both chked by doc when oldest was 5) after years of TTC we decided to stop... 3 years later I bought a opk and Boom preggo 1 month later with girl #2! Now with a 10 & 2 yr old we decided to try again... 3 month ttc... This last month used PRESEED & opk... and this am we got our Bfp @13dpo!!!
Here are my symptoms:
1-3 dpo nothing really, cold symptoms
4-12 dpo lower back pain, fatigue, hungry, emotional, slight cramping ( not like af) lighter... But pinch like off and on for days. Lower back pain was bad! No tender bbs and I don't chk my bbt ( never) or my cm.
13 dpo very clear bfp!
Good luck ladies!!! Baby dust to u all!
When prayers go up... Blessings come down!!! Won't He do IT!!! #amen