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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 CLASSIC PMS symptoms & neg ovulation tests

I felt it necessary to share my BFP story with you all as I have relied on all of your stories on a daily basis for the past 4 months I figured I should pay it forward :)

So, after 4 months of ttc I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I got my BFP this month since this is the only month my hubby and I barely did the bd AND I got a negative ovulation read every day of my cycle! Since I could not rely on the ovulation tests, I followed my mamas advice and bd on cd 11 & cd 12, but that was it. All the other months where we didnt concieve, we did the bd almost every day of a 7 day span just to make sure we captured the 4 different ovulation days based on the 4 different apps I was using, haha. Any who, on to the symptoms...

Overall, it was literally the most text book PMS experience I have had since ttc. No joke. Not surprisingly then, this is also the first month I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. Here is how the last week of what would be my 28 cycle looked like:

cd 19 - first day of sore bbs, nothing else, happy as a clam
cd 20-22 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain (could have been gas), cranky
cd 23 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain, increased appetite (could have been eagerness for thanksgiving, lol), backaches
cd 24 - a little nausea & dizziness, sore bbs, cramps, and feeling emotional... typical before getting period
cd25-26 - sore bbs & constipated... typical before getting period
cd27 - sore bbs, acne... typical before getting period
cd28 - sore bbs, fatigue, gas, BAD cramps, diarrhea, acne, bloating, peeing every 30 minutes, backaches... the peeing every 30 minutes threw me off a bit, but the cramps had me convinced it was a period because they felt exactly like period cramps

Night before cd 29 - HORRIBLE cramps, to the point where I was tossing and turning all night and 100% convinced I was going to wake up to my period. I actually teared up in the middle of the night because I was so bummed it wasnt happening this month.

cd29 - sore bbs (which is weird because they always go away the day I get my period), sharp cramps on my left side all day, which got worse when I sat in certain positions, continued frequent urination, bloating, and bad lower back pain

So, at this point I was sure I was not pregnant and told myself that I would not test until I was 3 days late because I was sick of seeing negative tests, but I couldnt get over how weird the cramping was on my left side and also, I had been going to bed by 8:30 every night for the past week or so. So, that night on whim I said, screw it, I am doing it! And almost instantly I saw a second line starting to appear on my clear blue hpt. I could not believe it!!! Especially since it was at night and I had been drinking water all day and the first day of what would have been my period. I assumed it was going to be too early.

Moral of the story for those who are trying, relax (I know, easier said than done), don't over think it, and do not get discouraged when you start to experience pms symptoms. You are not out until you are on your period. Don't worry It will happen.

Lastly, the one thing that was definitely different around cd 26 was that I got a quick sharp prickly feeling to the left side of my bellybutton, but it never happened again. Could have been implantation or nothing. No idea since I dont know when I ovulate since the stinking ovulation strips failed me, haha.

I hope this was helpful to someone and BABY DUST TO ALL! :) :) :)

BFP at 15dpo, implantation bleeding same day

I've been stalking this website for the past 2 wks. This site has really helped a lot and made me feel like I'm not crazy. I'm so glad I can share my BFP story. I hope it helps. Dh and I had sex twice on ovulation day.

*2dpo: Felt twinges in pelvis mid-day, cramps, bloating and gassy. (I never get gassy unless I eat really bad. My diet
was the exact same, nothing changed)
*3dpo: Pressure, tightness, cramping

*4dpo: Cramping, bloated in the morning and evening. I didn't eat a lot. At night before bed I looked pregnant.

*5dpo: Cramping, low back pain

*6dpo: No cramps, but pulsating feeling in pelvis
*7dpo: Cramps all day, creamy yellow cm.
*8dpo: Yellow snot-like cm. Cramps in the am, thats it.
*9dpo: A little nauseous upon waking up. Slept in. No motivation. No workout. Slept 9.5 hrs and still felt exhausted.
Yellowish cm.
*10dpo:Cramps (mostly in the am) Very emotional, very agitated.
*11dpo: Took at test fmu BFN. Yellow cm. Gassy.
*12dpo: Slight cramps.
*13dpo Took test fmu BFN.
*14dpo: Cramps all day. AF is due today. She's a no show.
*15dpo: BFP but very very faint. Later on brownish blood only when wiping. Now I'm really confused. I thought
implantation only occurs before a BFP. Maybe the test is wrong. Maybe I'm starting my period.
*16dpo: BFP fmu but even more faint then the day before. I'm soo confused.
*17dpo: BFP, took the test at 5pm with a CVS brand that showed the plus and minus. The plus sign showed up instantly.

I knew I was pregnant even from the very beginning. I felt different. I don't see how its possible to get symptoms as early as 2dpo but I did and I know it wasn't all in my head.
Good luck ladies. I hope you get your BFP soon.

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BFP after years of TTC

Let me just start out by saying... miracles are possible. My husband and I have been TTC for so so long. About 2 1/2 years. I have a blocked Fallopian tube (on my right side) and my husband has very low sperm motility and morphology. Meaning a large percentage aren't shaped right and they are very slow and sluggish. And in the last year we have found out through fertility treatments and multiple specialists ... that my right ovary (blocked side) is the side that produces the most and has the best eggs. My left side struggled. We did 5 months of Femara and 2 cycles of IUI. Which had to be done ONLY when I was ovulating on my left side, otherwise... it wouldn't work obviously. So many months had to be canceled due to the wrong side. We have been to 3 fertility specialists. All of which told us that because of my husband's low motility/ morphology of his sperm.. even when I was ovulating on my left side... his sperm had a 1% chance of getting where they needed to go without medical intervention- meaning IVF or IUI. So we prepared for our first round of IVF. I was due to start medications this month and then the egg retrieval/ egg transfer the following month. But.... by some miracle.. we got pregnant. On our own.... That 1% chance. MIRACLES HAPPEN .. do NOT give up.
Here was my 2WW symptoms. (Keep in mind I didn't think it was possible that we could get pregnant.. but I'm always paying close attention to my body and especially getting so close to our IVF)
3 days before I ovulated.. I did a fertility acupuncture session. I think this had a lot to do in helping us conceive.
Around day 13 in my cycle I felt pains in my LEFT side..
2DPO More small pains in left side.
3DPO-6DPO Really Hungry. Tired. Went to bed early.
10DPO boobs sore, swollen, heavy. (I thought.. dang.. here comes AF)
12DPO Took a test (because I do every month) 1 line and then another very faded line appeared after 10 minutes so I counted it as a BFN and evap took another test that night because I couldn't stop thinking about it.. same thing. Line after 10 min.
Cramped all night. Thought for sure I would wake up to AF
13DPO No AF in morning. POAS with FMU. Faint line again.. but not instant. Thinking I'm pregnant maybe. Felt slightly nauseas throughout day Like carsick almost. AF type cramps that night. Felt SO disapointed and angry at myself for getting my hopes up again.
14DPO Woke up- no AF. (I was due for AF at 13DPO) so I took another test with FMU and bam. BFP. Not crazy solid but it was there within 2 minutes. Took another digital test just because and there it was- the beautiful words PREGNANT.
In complete shock.
There was supposed to be no way this could happen without IUI or IVF. Haven't even told my doctor yet but DO NOT GIVE UP LADIES!!!

38 yrs old, BFP 13dpo, few "typical" symptoms

Hi!

A BFP success story to share myself since I've enjoyed reading the others so much. I'm a 38 yr old mom of a 2 yr old and 4 yr old. My cycles are usually 26-27 days long with ovulation around day 10-12. Had copper IUD removed in Sept to start TTC our 3rd. In the years I had the copper IUD, I would often spot a couple days before period start, which was also common when I had no IUD. My IUD was taken out a few days before my period in Sept, then I had another period in Oct. Even though I wasn't pregnant then, I had so many pregnancy "symtoms" I was sure I was, but spotted a couple days before period arrived. This cycle was really different.

Ov was a bit wonky this time. I can always tell by high open cp and ewcm leading up to ov and spotting, with a clear shift to creamy cm and closed cp after. This time I had a couple days ewcm and open cp, with creamy closed cp after, then a couple more days ewcm and open cp, with that ending cd 12 or 13. I got really sick with a stomach virus around this time so maybe that threw it off a bit? DPO stated below is just a best guess.

* Had sex with a sperm friendly lube CD 9, 10, 12
* Ov somewhere between cd 9 and 12, but regular ov type spotting at 9dpo
* 1 dpo to 9dpo stomach virus for 2 days followed by a nasty cold (still stuffed up sinuses today at 14dpo)
* 2 dpo to 12 dpo cm either dry, sticky or creamy with med to high and closed cp, normal for me
* 6 dpo implantation spotting, creamy cm mixed with light pink, then a little later a tiny amount of a light brown coloured sticky clump
* 6 dpo to 13 dpo, not everyday but on and off cramping, slight sore lower back and twinges, though nothing extreme
* 7 to 8 dpo heartburn
* 10 dpo cm had a slight yellow tinge for a couple hours
* 13 dpo cm became more watery, cp moved a little lower, and breasts became tender (thought period was coming)
* 13 dpo tested anyway with 10miu using very diluted midday urine and got light positive
* 14 dpo tested first thing with 25miu and clear positive, woke with slight headache, cm still watery but cp high closed and soft

Differences this cycle were: no common pre period bloating and gassiness, really just a couple times so far. Also my pre period breast tenderness usually starts about 10 dpo. I just started getting tender breasts at 13dpo. Also no normal pre period spotting. These symptoms are so similar to when I conceived my son. I was sure my period was coming then too. With my daughter was more convinced I was pregnant and had lots of bloating and typical "signs". I guess we'll see :). Hoping for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Wishing everyone else good health, love and luck!

36yo African 300-lb w/ vaginismus TTC #2 (first try)

I included some demographics on myself to be relatable to those with similar background :)

Preg History: Just 1 pregnancy (conceived on 3rd attempt). Gave birth to DS via csection.

Typical Cycle: 28-29 days
O Day: CD 16-17 (12 day LP)

With TTC #2 cycle 1, DH didnt want me in pain from penetration (like with DS) so we inseminated using CVS 1ml syringes (filled 2 with sperm) on O-2 (no orgasm) and O (orgasmed). Moderate EWCM; hips raised 30-mins after; INTENSE O pain on O day.

SYMPTOMS
1dpo to 12dpo
Dull uterine cramping and pulling throughout (never with DS)

4dpo to 12dpo
Breast aches/tingling on and off (also with DS)

~5dpo
Uterine pressure and frequent urination; strongly suspected UTI; Azo test strip +ve for leucocytes -ve for nitrites. Next day doc said my urine was crystal clear (first Preg suspicion). Hospital hpt BFN (6dpo)

10dpo
Drove myself APE-SHIT CRAZY checking for implant bleeding but saw none (had it at 10dpo with DS)

11dpo
BFN with FMU (got bfp with DS on this dpo)

11dpo to 13dpo
Intense ache in right ovary (never happens; second Preg suspicion - perhaps my corpus luteum being rescued?)

12dpo
Vivid dream of getting 3 consecutive hcg blood tests with values 0, 15 and 80. Gassiness and vaginal twinges - typical pre-AF symptoms

13dpo
BBT 98.56. Didnt temp this cycle but from previous cycles with DS, temp always dipped below 98 by 13DPO (third Preg suspicion). $tree New Choice hpt with FMU = the FAINTEST BFP imaginable. Didn't believe it, kept expecting AF any second.
Nipples getting superhard all by themselves. Cramping and gas and body aches.

14dpo
BBT 98.50 Tested evening with FRER 2-hour hold. Clear BFP.

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Unexpected but never unloved!

So over the past year I have spied hundreds of pages like this trying my best to understand what could or what might be happening to my body month by month. So now that I've join the BFP club I though I share for all those watching on the sidelines.

DH and I have been charting for birth control purposes for the past year. My cycles have never been 100% reliable but they are long. I never ovulate before day 22. So needless to say I was shocked and terrified when I got my shift on day 17. One day before we would have up'd the prevention game.

Of course I started having "symptoms", but I just knew I was setting myself up for disappointment. It took me untill 14DPO to get my BFP and it was the longest 2 weeks of my life.

After I found out I thought well maybe my symptoms weren't placebo afterall so here we go.

1-4DPO nothing
5-9DPO sore nipples, but I've had that before.
10DPO Nipples back to normal and slight cramps. I just knew AF was on her way. I did have 2 pretty bad mood swings, but I was preparing for exams (I'm a grad student) also I was feeling disappointed and so I just figured it was stress.
11-13 DPO cramps stayed so AF. (This is the one that got me curious bc I never have cramps more than a few hours of the first day of AF. Also my LPhase is short typically 11days)
14 DPO I got my BFP. Cramps are still here and a little nausea, but that could be because I'm still in shock.

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BFP 13 DPO

**i tried a whole year with my first boyfriend. Nothing worked...turned out to be the fibrods blocking my right tube. But i broke up with him. Took a break, the found the love of my life. My King, my meant-to-be, my dear Husband. Allahu akbar!**

28 with 0 children. DH is 34 with children
I have PCOS and am 6 1/2 months healed from open myomectomy to remove 2 large and 1 small tumor on April 21, 2016. Any baby delivery is mandatory c section.

We are in our 2nd cycle TTC. The first month i symptom spotted so much and started to drive myself crazy. This time around....not really. I let it be while still trying to take notice of things like cm and breast tenderness.

O Day- from the left-pain came and went
1 DPO had sex
2 DPO can tell ovulated on left side. minor stings on pain. lots of peeing. so far this is normal.
Tender breasts. feels like the firsy day of menses type of breast pain. ugh. vagina hurts lol
3DPO cteamy cm cervix . Feeling feverish. Body aches. Glob of off white creamy cm on tissue. Like a snot glob.
4DPO fever. Body aches. Low sex drive.
5DPO fever (going dpwn) hmmm i wonder if it was immplantation day. But other that much of the same
6DPO nothing standout but odd taste in mouth. Familiar odd taste.
7DPO -8DPO nothibg to report. Work is intense.
9DPO dreams. saw a baby girl who had my full lips. woke up hella angry. Very real dream.
10DPO -11DPO no recording. Didn't want to drove myself crazy.
12 DPO AF due.. she's a no show
13 DPO 1 day late. Crampy-ish
14DPI 2 Days late. Decides to test. Bought a Clear Blue. Peed on the stick. Positive. Im in the walmart bathroom laughing hysterically because i was expecting a no ... i think? Just...wow! Husband was finishing the purchase and getting food. I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't understand that reaction. Symptoms: back and breast aches. Breast tenderness.very fatigued,. Low sex drive. Watery cm. Cp closed and high.took another clear blue and the line is darker than first...
15DPO currently I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have very tender breasts, hunger is increasing. Low sex drive. ..i think it's due to fatigue.

I am still shocked. My husband is excited. I want a boy and he wants a girl. We are praying for twins as they run on both sides of the family.

I will keep you all posted. I fear miscarriage so im taking drastic measures to self care. Chamomile tea for starters. Praying this little one growing inside me sticks and allows me to feed them good things.

Happy baby making to you all.

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Yay! BFP !!! ROUND 2 clomid

Hello , just wanted to share my story as reading others has kept me motivated with our baby making journey ... LONG POST !! Sorry

Age 36 , previous children now aged 15 & 11 years conceived without problems , now TTC since March 2015 with the love of my life after coming off birth control coil but have PCOS , periods stopped July 2015 and only had 1 since to this date in July 2016 . I live in the UK so until 12 months had passed GP wouldn't investigate and thought just hormones not settling after birth control. Referred to gynaecology had HSG (normal) , blood tests (reversed LH and FSH) , partners sperm analysis all normal , so was told all due to ovulation problems and put on progesterone to induce AF and Clomid 50 mg .

1st cycle clomid 50 mg days 2-6 post induced period with prog, clomid side effects mild hot flashes and light cramps , follicle USS at cd12 1 follicle 10mm :( , OPK positive CD20 with cramps, post OPK had all early pregnancy symptoms under the sun - + heavy cramps from cd 18- cd 26 , however due to partner being unwell during fertile week we didn't manage to BD every other day so I wasn't hopeful on timing , DAY 21 blood test prog 19 .. ... And worst heavy and crampy AF arrived on its own CD32 before even tested... So sad :( but pleased period didn't need inducing which was one positive as I felt this meant my hormones are balancing!

2nd cycle clomid days 2-6 50 mg .... BFP!!! BFP!!!@ Cd31 not sure dpo as no follicle tracking scan , no positive OPK or ovulation cramps so thought I was out . Didn't feel any side effects clomid this month either so assumed not working for me. However had some different symptoms ...

cd14 - cd 29 really sore nipples ( never ever have this ) , started mild and gradually got more and more sensitive/ painful , feet lumpy right behind nipple, then mild pain again to now
Cd 10 BD
Cd14 BD , sore nipples
Cd17 Clear cm BD , sore nipples
Cd 20 Ewcm , BD , sore nipples
Cd 22 white sticky cm , BD, really sore nipples, more energy , difficulty sleeping , feel itchy down below thrush starting ? ,
Cd23,24,25 white sticky cm , really sore nipples, not itchy and no thrush , more energy and waking in the night , skin feels clearer ,
Had bloods taken for progesterone ( thought I would do it cd25 instead in case of later ov)
Cd 26 ... Where are my cramps like last month ? Not even one twinge the whole cycle . Sore nipples and sides of breasts , feel tired, passing urine more and smells strong despite being clear , drinking +++ so thirsty, skin clearer
Cd 27 nothing different than yesterday Cd 28 ? EWCM - BD, headaches , tired
Blood results progesterone gone up = 58 !!! Yes I ovulated ?when, no OPK or cramps .... Weird
Cd 29 white clumpy cm, boobs less sore , 1 X sudden wave of nausea , poas ... Very Faintest ? Evap line within 10mins on 25miu blue test but quite thick no colour , hmmm don't get excited
Cd 30 white clumpy cm, on and off headaches, tired around eyes , nose sniffly, tiny pin prick red spot on cm, hungry+++, urine smells , hot flashes
Poas 1 X 25 MiU test ?faintest line then nearly disappeared , only seen at certain angles , No colour
Poas 1x early 10 MiU test BFN , so gutted but why am I feeling so different ?? Clomid playing tricks?

Cd31 AF due tomorrow , FMU 430 am , is that a BFP? ??????
Within 3 mins could see very very faint line , grey but not blue like control line , hmmm not sure ... But never had consistent Evaps , told partner not to get hopes up but I was slightly excited . Couldn't wait though ! Held 2nd morning pee again 3 hrs ... PREGNANT OMG !!!!! CB digital 1-2 weeks !

So excited never ever thought this would be happening , hope it sticks !! Good luck ladies and don't give up ... I never thought this month would be a BFP! Thankyou Clomid!

43 bfp & you can too!

Hi All. Like everyone says, "I couldn't wait to share my bfp story here"
I hope this gives logical hope and deep assurance to any woman in their 40's who thinks she doesn't have a chance!
Im 43 and the mom of 7. I know i know. Its a little selfish to want another but I was put on the planet to be a mom. I love parenting. I adore my children's personalities and I learn so much about myself with each one of them. In many ways its me being parented. I love helping them achieve.
With that, at 41 I decided after sneaking and smoking for 7 years that I wanted to stop and have another baby. I never smoked or drank with my other children. I tried after stopping for a month and my body gave me a resounding... HELL NO.
I miscarried. I really do call for my children and I think this time that I had done so much damage to my body with smoking and not eating well that my baby was, from some ethereal state, outright refusing the call.
I stopped calling.
In December of 2015. I called again. I snuck and smoked in November, hadn't exercised a lick, wasn't taking vitamins regularly and my baby was like, "yeah, no thanks". So too in January, April & June.
I read everything. I gathered everything. I did nothing. Yet I longed for my little one to accept my call.
In September, I downloaded 2 african songs with heavy drumbeats. I downloaded a walking app on my phone and I put on my headphones and walked 2.5 miles in place. I last smoked in March. I started drinking 2 quarts of water a day. I started making smoothies every morning with maca, spinach, lucuma, banana, bee pollen, coconut oil, manukah, barley grass and 1/4 teaspoon of vitex along with the kitchen sink lol.
I started going to sleep at night. In October my husband started walking me around the neighborhood in the mornings and evenings. I loved the time with him and hated the exercise. I hate exercise.. well maybe hate is a strong word. I deplore exercise. Yes thats it! :)
All my bbt temps suggested I had thyroid problems.
Maybe.
I never get ewcm. I remember having it in my 20's and thinking "wtf???" Ah, i was so dumb.
My right boob has a lump bigger than Texas in it. My doctors said its fine.
My luteal phase bobbled from 9-11 days. My cycles 23-26 days.
With my husband, I finished 2 bottles of Geritol during September & October. I took selenium and B6, zinc, magnesium, and real b12 (methylcobalamin) 5000mg sublingual. I took vit c and serrapeptase and milk thistle and real vit e. I drank bladderwrack tea for the iodine. I drank pregnancy tea and healthy cycle tea and green teas. I drank 3-4 cups of tea a day. I made dandelion and nettle infusions.
I loved myself again. I thought myself important again.
My husband and I are weird so we decided that we would get pregnant in November to try for a baby born on the day of the eclipse of 2017.
Go big or stay at home my Grandma would say lol.
My husband doesnt share his sperm unless we're trying to have a child and being convinced that it was a day after my ovulation and that I couldnt get pregnant, I concocted some story about my body fighting his sperm as a foreign invader and so he should internally reacquaint himself . We laughed about it but I kinda sort of thought that way. OK, I really thought that was true.
1-4dpo nothin
5dpo M I G R A I N E
6dpo headache all day. Painful sharp jabs in my stomach.
7dpo my butt hurts so bad and I dont mean my cheeks. I start googling rectal pressure and bfp. The pain reminded me of a time I pulled muscles tilling soil. Grabbed the progesterone cream everyday from this point.
8dpo 98.38 bbt more rectal pain. Help me any God.. ALL THE GODS! Stomach cramps left, then right, then center.. then center, left and right.
9dpo stomach cramps, gassy and my butt is still being.. a butthole
10dpo 97.90 bbt less gas, less butt pain and same crampy stomach. Took a cheap Walmart hpt-- negative.
11dpo BFN hpt. Crampy butt pain gone. U mean to tell me I had a week of a bad relationship with my lower half and Im not pregnant!!
12dpo 97.90 frer-- BFP faint but definite positive. Crampy. A lil stinging on the arm side of my right breast.
I didnt think it would happen sometimes.. my husband never wavered and Im well pleased.
Take care of yourselves. Take out the time to prepare your babys first nursery.. your womb. Believe everything and nothing. Listen to your body's needs. Call your baby.
I truly will you the joy of being a mother as many times as you desire <3
Now to tell my son and his wife that their son is going to be a big nephew lol

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BFP with grapefruit juice and softcups

Background: me 31, OH 32. Low AMH (13.1 a year ago), him low morphology (1%), but everything else fine on SA.

I have 12 day luteal phase, and recently my EWCM seemed to dry up a little bit. Never been pregnant before, but this was only our second month of trying, so despite low AMH and low morphology there was no proven infertility. So who knows what would have happened if we'd just left it to chance...

Anyway, this is what we did:

Temping, charting on kindara, CM monitoring, drank 250ml of pure grapefruit juice from CD10 to CD16 to improve slipperiness of EWCM, used instead softcups after intercourse during fertile days, monitored my follicles through ultrasound (lucky enough to a midwife sonographer), this not necessary by the way ;) it was only for my personal curiosity :)

CD1 to CD5: menses
CD6: spotting
CD7: spotting + sticky CM
CD8: sticky CM, intercourse
CD8,9,10,11: sticky CM
CD12: creamy CM, slippery and lubricated vaginal sensation, follicle not mature yet though (as per ultrasound)
CD13: creamy CM
CD14: EWCM! slippery and lubricated vaginal sensation
CD15: EWCM, slippery, wet and lubricated vaginal sensation, temperature dip. Intercourse, instead softcup inserted straight afterwards and kept in overnight.
CD16: another temp dip, CM somewhat creamy and vaginal sensation only slightly slippery. Intense Ovulation pain in the evening. Ovulation day! Intercourse + instead softcup overnight.
1DPO: temp rise above coverline, CM back to sticky.
2DPO: sticky CM
3DPO: sticky CM
4DPO: sticky CM
5DPO: sticky CM
6DPO: sticky CM
7DPO: sticky CM
8DPO: temp dip waaaay below coverline, sticky CM
9DPO: even deeper temp dip, sticky CM
10DPO: temp back up, creamy CM, slight nausea in the evening for about an hour
11DPO: temp dip below coverline, creamy CM
12DPO: temp dip below coverline, sticky CM. POAS (not FMU) just out of curiosity as these temps don't look promising at all... faint BFP!!! Sore breasts.
13DPO: no menses, temp very high. BFN :(
14DPO: no menses, very, very, veeeery faint BFP.
15DPO:no menses, sore breasts, faint BFP.
16DPO: breasts suuuper sore, and nipples... OMG, so sensitive and sore. Slightly darker BFP.
17DPO: temp dip, tiny amount of spotting, more brownish sticky CM. watery discharge.
18DPO: temp dip, watery discharge.
19DPO: temp back up, nausea in evening.
20DPO: temp dip, breasts not sore anymore.
21DPO: finally a clear and strong BFP :D sore breasts and sensitive nipples.

I think implantation was late-ish, hence it took a while for those BFPs to get darker.

I also started taking maca and vitex from CD15, OH also started maca. I honestly do not think they had anything to do with the BFP as I don't see how they would have had time to work!

I think the winning combo was: intercourse on the day before and the day of ovulation + softcups. I improved the fertile quality of my CM with grapefruit juice, but if your EWCM is wet and fertile you don't need this.

What I learned: BFPs can take a loooooong time to get darker!

Baby dust to you all :D

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