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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.

TTC#1 Took 12 tests before I thought it was real!

OD: CD 15 using OPK to confirm. BD: CD 11, 13, 14 (with preseed inserted), and 15. I have been taking prenatal vitamins for 6 months and this month I tried to wait at least 10 minutes after sex before getting up. I am 34 years old, a healthy weight, and I did not stop drinking until BFP. This was the first month that I didn't chart my temp. I was getting discouraged. We have been trying for 6 months, but a few of those were missed opportunities because my husband is a FF and not home much in the summer. No major symptoms. I did feel like a strange urge to clean the last couple of days, which isn't like me...I also was asleep by 8:30pm each night, but I didn't think too much of it since I had been getting up early all week. Also, did have some blood in my nose a few days. I thought it could just be from dry weather. //DPO 4 / CD19// Weird brownish CM. I felt like I have had this before during my TWW, so I didn't think too much of it. Also, this would have been way to early for implantation. //DPO 9 / CD24// Couldn't fight the urge to POAS. Used an internet cheapie. BFN. //DP0 10 / CD25// Decided to keep the POAS train going. Used an internet cheapie. I saw a shadow. That's the only way to describe it, because it wasn't a line. It made me understand all the women on those boards that are posting pics asking for help in looking at a test because I felt crazy. I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. I fished out of the trash the test from DPO 9 to compare. Definitely a shadow. I somehow had a little pee left so I peed in a cup again. Did another internet cheapie...shadow. I am not crazy! I searched in the bathroom drawer for that one clear blue (not digital) that I had been saving for CD29...I dipped it in the same cup. Definite faint line! I couldn't help myself and tested a good around mid day. I held my bladder for a little over 3.5 hours and tried a Clear Blue Digital and BFN. //DPO 11 / CD26// Today my internet cheapie is a faint line. Slight morning sickness today. //DPO 12 / CD27// Today I got a "Pregnant" on a Clear Blue Digital. I also did my internet cheapie and it was about the same strength of line as yesterday. //DPO 13 / CD 29// Tested on my last Clear Blue Digital in the AM...Still pregnant. I did an internet cheapie in the PM and it was darker than the AM test yesterday. //DPO 14 / CD 30// Today my internet cheapie was finally almost as dark as the control line. ::Sigh of relief:: I am done POAS...for now! I decided to keep in my DPOs 11-14 because I began to freak out that this was a chemical pregnancy. The pregnancy boards can be a scary place when you are feeling unsure. I hope this will help someone else to not worry and know that a faint line is not a bad thing!! I guess the worry will continue now for a million other reasons, but I am definitely pregnant!!

BFP by DPO! 13DPO

After trawling the internet and reading 2ww success stories I’m so happy to share mine again! This is my 3rd pregnancy after TTC for approx 4 months. AF has only returned for 5 months as I’m still breastfeeding my 22mo DD. 1dpo: nothing 2-6dpo: fuller boobs and sensitive nipples (this symptom remains during the entire 2ww). 7dpo: frequent urination, tired, stretchy yellow white discharge like before AF usually, light cramps in evening :( at 10pm had a painful pinching in uterus for about 2 min - felt strange. 8dpo: Woke up with light cramps, moody. 9dpo: Cramps in AM, feels like AF coming. Little yellow white discharge. No cramps in day and PM. Gassy at night. 10dpo: Only light cramps in the morning. Constipation at night. Nausea and very tired during day. Heartburn after dinner. 11dpo: Constipation. Very tired. 12dpo: Weird sharp pain right side uterus for about a minute. 13dpo: Light cramps in morning. Elevated body temp: Shooting pains in nipples. So tired and irritable by 1pm. BFP at 1.30pm!!

My Rainbow Baby♥️

Okay so a little background info is that I got pregnant accidentally in March of this year and miscarried in May, fast forward to September and we decide to start trying and only used opks that month, it ended in af showing up and so this month we tried; preseed, geritol, temping, opks, and I took a biotin pill everyday Cd 14- I got my positive opk Cd15- temp dip (ovulation) along with some very mild cramping 1dpo- runny nose, specific cramping in my right ovary that lasted hours, and my boobs were sore and that NEVER happens this early, more like 6-7 dpo until I start 2dpo- still stuffy, sore boobs, and still right ovary pain 3dpo- tired, sore boobs, temp rise (confirming ovulation), still stuffy nose 4dpo- exact same as 3dpo 5dpo- super gassy, sore boobs, lotiony cm (and usually it’s pretty dry right about now), SICK! Eyes watering all day, nose like a waterfall, sneezing uncontrollably, and pretty tired 6dpo- it was like yesterday didn’t happen, just a bit of sniffles but that was it!, sore boobs, backache at night, and a temp dip 7dpo- heavy creamy cm, very slight nausea at night, cramping uterus, sore boobs 8dpo- BFN!!! and at this point I’d been having super vivid dreams each night but brushed it off, cramping, sore boobs 9dpo- BFN!!! Ccm, sore boobs, vivid dream, bloated 10dpo- BFN!!! Sore boobs and not much else 11dpo-BFN!!! So I thought I was out and went ahead and had a few drinks this night, extremely hungry, should have known something was up when the alcohol tasted weird, sore boobs 12dpo- SUPER SUPER faint on a test, like literally it was invisible, took 5 and they all looked the same, sore boobs, super calm (and usually now is when I would be a cranky b**ch) still super hungry, cramping 13dpo- darker but still faint BFP!!!- happier than normal, no breakouts, sore boobs, thirsty, and hungry 14dpo- BFP!!!! I can definitely feel myself sleepier than normal, hungry all the time, and more thirsty for no reason (well I guess I do know!!!) I totally thought I was out when I didn’t get a positive until 12 dpo and really questioned if I was pregnant or it was a chemical. But I trust my body to do what’s right and I’m just super excited Rainbow baby due JULY 10TH, 2019!!!!!

18 cycles after a miscarriage & finally my BFP!

Wow, I am actually getting to post my BFP story after reading every post on this site religiously for the last 18 months! I'm 34, my husband and I were trying to conceive our first for 18 months after suffering a miscarriage (we weren't even trying when we got pregnant then!). During the last few failed cycles, it was hard not to breakdown whenever I got AF. I stopped testing early because the sight of a BFN is possibly the worst thing to see in the world when TTC. We were already discussing the possibility of IVF and were both becoming really down about it. I have tried every single thing possible I think! These were the things that were different during this cycle. We BD'd every OTHER day instead of every single day during fertile week. Afterwards, pillow under bum and legs in the air for at least 30 mins - (to be fair I actually did this for the last 4 cycles but couldn't hurt right?). Started taking FertileCM as I usually get creamy cm and only one mornings worth of EWCM usually 3 days before O day. It did the trick after 1.5 cycles and I had EWCM for the whole of fertile week. I had tried Preseed before and it never worked for me. Started taking DHEA at the same time as FertileCM as I read it improves egg quality, and being near the 35 mark, thought it may help. Throughout the 18 cycles I took pregnacare and extra folic acid. Honestly the amount of pills I was on over the last two months made me cry at the sight of them. This month, we went out (and drank!), swam, walked and really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. I stopped worrying about stretching, exercising etc in the TWW, but was careful not to lift anything heavy. I read that if the eggs gonna stick, there's not a lot you can do to stop it from doing so, so I stopped being so paranoid about every little thing. I was still totally symptom watching and aware. Symptoms: 1-11 DPO - nothing out of the ordinary - lack of CM. 12 DPO - AF Cramps most of the day - was sure I was out and text my bestie to tell her I expect AF right on time (13/14dpo). Boobs did start to hurt, which is slightly unusual as usually they hurt from 8/9-11/12 DPO then stop a day or two before AF. 13/14 DPO - No cramps anymore, no CM (I always get pink tinged CM a day or two before AF) and my boobs still hurt. Also got heartburn. 15 DPO - OMG I'm a day late. I have heartburn sometimes and my boobs STILL hurt. I'm tired in the day but feel super happy. 16DPO - OMG I'm 2 days late!! With dread I tested. Convinced it was going to be a BFN. Within 2 minutes it was a clear BFP (on clear blue). Cried a lot (happy tears). Now praying this one sticks! There is nothing worse than seeing others get pregnant so quickly, when yours seems to be taking forever. It is NORMAL to take time to conceive and certainly doesn't mean anything is wrong with you! Those apps like Glow etc are just full of women who seem to get BFP's in a few cycles. People who have taken a long time certainly don't post even a quarter as much (until we get our BFP!!!). I hope my story touches at least one person who is in a bit of a dark place right now in their TTC journey. I'm not sending 'Baby Dust' as that is possibly the most infuriating saying out there. Instead I wish you all the luck in the world and hope to read your BFP stories soon too.

TWW symptoms day by day

Let me just say I hate the TWW! It’s such an emotional rollercoaster. Anyway- I’m very excited to submit my story as I’ve been stalking this page monthly for reassurance and support. 4dpo-gums bleed when I brush 5dpo-bloat and constipation (I’m rarely constipated with my green smoothie daily so this definitely made me stop in my tracks) 6dpo-irritable, comstipated, exhausted, bloated, flu like feeling 7dpo-nausea, bloat, constipated, pulling on right pelvic side, tiny pin prick like spot of pink blood, 8dpo-runny nose, constipation, diarrhea, tired, 9dpo-tired, runny nose, headache 10dpo-ears plugged, headache 11dpo-hot flash, flu feeling, exhausted 12 dpo- tested and got a discouraging BFN. Knew it was early though. Extremely irritable, tired, drank some wine on a Friday night but it didn’t taste that great. 13 dpo - BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe it. Now for the lil one to stay healthy in there. Hope this helps someone stuck in the never ending two week wait. Baby dust to all!

BFP at 9 DPO, very few symptoms. BD 2x

My cycles are 33-35 days. We have been trying 3 months total. 2 months ago I had a chemical pregnancy, lines never darkened and eventually faded and my period was 2 days late. This cycle: we used clearblue advanced digital OPK, we used Preseed for the first time. We do some supplements, I take Maca, inositol, and some vitamins. My husband takes vitamins, Maca, tribulus and D-aspartic acid (low sex drive stuff). I also have been doing progesterone cream starting 3-5 dpo last cycle and this cycle. This month my clearblue advanced digital that normally has given 2-3 days of High before peak only gave me 1 day of Peak. Last BD was CD 6. CD 17 = High, BD with preseed at night, rested on my back 30 mins and slept on my right side because that was the side i thought i was O'ing from.. That evening my cheap OPK was SOO virtually positive but the digital still just shCDowed high CD 18= Peak at 5am, nothing else CD 19= O day, BD with preseed at night, same stuff as the the last session 1 DPO= Right pelvic pain 3 DPO= cramps, all day, pressure-y, quite constant, def in my reproductive region and not gas 7 DPO= noticed a little blood when brushing my teeth, just a smidge. negative internet cheapies (turns out my batch absolutely sucked) 9 DPO= AM took internet cheapy, saw a hint of a shadow when light shined behind it.. took Walmart cheapy and FRER, def positive 12 DPO= stuffy nose, light cramping. Dark FRER. Positive digital They have progressed and are looking good! I had more symptoms last month when i didn't conceive!

I can’t believe it!

So this month our first month really trying and surprisingly we got pregnant! This will be our second child. I didn’t use OPKs, but was tracking my cycle with fertility friend. My cycles have been anywhere between 26-32 days with my OV day between 15-18. I got EW CM on CD 13 and CD 14, which led us to BD on CD 14 and CD 15 with preseed. After suspected OV day between CD15 to CD17, I got creamy CM, bursts of energy, tired at night (normally struggle to fall asleep before midnight and was going to bed by 8:30/9), wanted to clean the house constantly (not my thing lol) and got several twinges in my stomach. I was little moody, but that’s not terribly new! Poor DH. My CM has been creamy since OV, which is new as it usually becomes sticky or non existent. I just knew something was different this time. I tested on CD 26 and got my BFP! My DH and I are very excited. Baby will be born in June 2018!! Baby dust to you all!!

Baby number 2

It's taken 6 months of trying this time but finally I get to post again. I feel so blessed. CD 1: Period. Light. CD 2: Period. Medium. CD 3: Period. Heavy. CD 17: EWCM started in the afternoon. CP high medium openness. Unable to DTD. Negative opk in the afternoon. Pulsing pain on in my back left side. CD 18: EWCM. CP high open. DTD 12:30am. Negative opk. Pillow under hips for 30min. CD 19: EWCM. CP high open. Unable to DTD. Positive opk in the evening. CD 20: EWCM. DTD 7:00pm. DPO 1: ewcm dried up. Creamy cm. CP closed. DPO 2: cramping. Mix of watery and white cm. CP high closed. DPO 3: same ^ DPO 4: Creamy cm DPO 5: Creamy cm. CP position low hard closed. Dizzy. Nausea. DPO 6: Dreamt about implantation (strange). DPO 7: cramping. Sore breasts DPO 8: same^. CP low creamy cm. DPO 9: Creamy cm, sore breasts under nipples mostly. DPO 10: POAS FMU with FRER POSITIVE!!! Super excited. Baby dust to everyone!

Hope for positives past 14dpo!!

Okay so I ovulated on the 19th of September and we just got a positive result for our rainbow baby! Yay! 1dpo - Nothing 2dpo - Increased cm 3dpo - Sore nippels for some reason 4dpo - Still sore nippels 5dpo - Sore nipples and incredably thirsty probably drank 2L of water 6dpo - Sore nipples, stuffy nose, nausea when eating chicken, just over all starting to feel pregnant 7dpo - BFN, still sore nipples 8dpo - sore nipples gone away, having cramps or pressure feelings in my uterus, hips are aching sore and so so hungry! 9dpo - BFN nothing to report 10dpo - Nause when eating chicken again, BFN 11dpo - didnt test, nothing to report 12dpo- Just feel pregnant, BFN maybe this isnt my month... Feeling discouraged 13dpo - Nausea, exhausted, face broke out in acne, bfn if not an evap 14dpo - Acne got worse, all over my jawline, nose and chin, thirst is back and drank so so much water, pulling pinching twinges in uterus 15dpo - BFN/evap on line test, BFP on digital! Waiting for blood results.

BFP! 4 months after miscarriage

hi everyone It's been a horrible year for me. I managed to get pregnant after 11 cycles, but lost it at around 5 weeks, I had to have an operations as they thought it's ectopic. Anyway 4 months forward I gave up of trying so I told my husband that one child is more than enough and thats it, I am fed up. The next day, I felt very strange , my period cramps turned into more like pulling/pinching, and guess what I got my faint BFP , that makes me 11dpo. I never suspected it as I did a digital before and it was negative. I am soooo scared to have another miscarriage again though so I am already panicking over small things like, uterus pain, loss of symptoms, all of it. I don't think I full let myself get happy till 12 week scan. It feels unreal. Also we are 40 years old with a 5 year old, so I thought I never get pregnant again, but lets see if it continues... even though in the end I thought I am not pregnant, in the beginning I was convinced I was, even entered it into my notes. Here it goes , bear in mind I usually have lots of symptoms every month, but maybe some of these below were little different, I will try to add more notes :) 1dpo:water retention, dry mouth, felt a little nauseous in the evening, left boob ache, and feels like I have a yeast infection, used some external canesten 2dpo: yeast infection disappeared (this is odd, as usually I suffer badly for days), AF pains, argument with DH, I want him to cut down on his drinking as we will never conceive like this, insomnia 3dpo: Bloated otherwise very quiet in my body, I feel rage , want to tell everyone to go away, AF pains and craving sweets 4dpo: some low down pains, maybe some cm, little nauseous, constipated, again argument with DH 5dpo: feel sick again, AF pains, cried in the gym for not getting pregnant, fed up, ok so this is when it starts, I feel car sick, some weird taste in my mouth. my boobs usually zap around this time, but this month its more like a deep muscle ache 6dpo:Bloated, constipated, some boob ache but only near armpit, car sick again!!! (I never get it) 7dpo: OMG, soooo horny! my coffee tasted weird, boobs ache deep outside only, lots of AF cramps, sooo hungry, no cm, tried, hungry 8dpo: woke up with boob ache, called in sick as felt soooo tired but all of a sudden I want to clean and clean, lots of energy this is when I thought something is up- BFN with FRER, insomnia 9dpo: some breast pain, AF pain, BFN again arghhhh, I left work early asI feel depressed, cried on the way back, bad mood, feel sick in the evening 10dpo: temp drop so I thought AF is coming, very vert vert bad af pains!!! , BFN with digi, and feel sick again, insomnia 11dpo: temp up, OMG I can see a line!!!! lots and lots of pulling and streching pain I am 14dpo now and my line is little bit more darker so I am worried about another MC, overall my symptoms were different more insomnia, and boob pain was deep, and car sick with strange taste. I hope this one stick x

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