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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 @ 10 DPO!!!

I am so happy to be here! I read all of these, all the time obsessing over symptoms! I realized something though, when you are pregnant, you will know, there's no questions. So here's my DPO journal!! BTW, i used OVIA to track my ovulation and symptoms, i have gotten pregnant three times in one cycle just using this app!

Ovulated on Day 15

1 DPO - Nothing
2 DPO - Nothing
3 DPO - Headache, twinges, bloating, indigestion, metallic taste in mouth.
4 DPO - Tired tired tired
5 DPO - BFN test {i know i know, if i have it i pee on it} uterus twinges, Snot white/green CM looked like straight mucus.
6 DPO - Bloating, gas, pelvic pain, side of breasts were tender
7 DPO - BFN Test, Right and left twinges with ovaries and uterus, felt like bubbles in uterus, sticky CM with little chunks of white
8 DPO - Nausea, Tender breast, bloating, gas, indigestion, diarreha, cramps, sticky CM
9 DPO - Same as day before - Fustrated at this point, thinking i'm not pregnant, just going to get my period.
10 DPO - Woke up feeling like i was going to get my period, put a tampon in. Tender breast, gas, cramps, Snot green/white Mucus on tampon with spots of brown. No period or bleeding. Later in the evening, SUPER Nauseated. Hot Flashes.
11 DPO - BFP!!!!!!!! Felt like my period was coming, put a tampon in again, took it out later and there was nothing. Was so nauseated i couldn't sleep the night before.
12 DPO - Blood test confirmed pregnancy! I've just been having mild cramping since, feels like things are stretching, pressure in my uterus, officially missed my period. Breast are stinging, nipples feel fine. Feeling really tired. I'm hungry but having waves of nausea.

I also, just had my Mirena removed 2 months ago, and i have PCOS.

Good luck everyone!!

BFP 10 DPO 9 Months TTC

Finally after 9 Months TTC I have gotten my BFP!!!!

Hubby and I are 27 & 26 respectively. We have been actively trying since we were married last year.
Here's what we did differently this month:

- I got a new job and was quite stressed.
- We went on vacation the week before my new job starts (I was supposed to ovulate on vacation and I DID NOT! I ovulated late)
- I kept drinking coffee/wine whenever I wanted (obviously up until BFP)
- NOTHING ELSE!

My husband and I have tried every trick in the book: Pre-Seed, the StorkOTC, Mucinex, special diets, fertility tea, no caffeine, no wine, ovulation kits, legs in the air after sex... everything. You name it, we have done it.

This month, we assumed I would ovulate right at the end of our vacation so we made sure to BD lots right near then. I didn't bring my thermometer on vacation so I had no clue whether or not I truly ovulated as this was the only tracking I was doing. When we got back, I started temping again. Then, a week AFTER I was suppose to ovulate I had a major temp dip into the mid 96s which is classic ovulation temp dip for me. Hubby and I BD that morning before work (I don't lie in bed after, but rather, get up and work out for an hour!) Now, here we are 10 days later with a BFP!!!

DPO:
1-4: Nothing out of the ordinary

5: A rather significant temp dip (thinking this was implantation dip)

6: Bad Headache all Day.. took Advil in the am and pm

7: Wake up to a nose bleed and high temps. Typical PMS symptoms of sore boobs and back ache set in. Also Dizzy, Exhausted, Cramps on and off all day and night, and the weirdest one: FREEEEEEZING cold feet (literally wore wool socks all day AND slippers and my feet were still Freezing cold).

8: Nose bleed again in the morning. Backache, bloating, sore boobs. Went to a wedding and had to leave early because I felt nauseous.

9: Nose bleed again, backache, bloating, sore nipples only now, cramps, severe fatigue, thirsty more than normal and EXTREMELY grumpy/moody

10: BFP with FMU then held until 1pm and ANOTHER BFP. Temps keep spiking up vs prior mornings. Also stuffy/runny nose and sneezing has now started and it is CONSTANT.

Hubby came home for lunch today and I surprised him with the Positive Test through a scavenger hunt around the house :) We are both over the moon excited and hope this little one sticks!

Good luck to everyone trying and don't give up hope it will happen when it is meant to happen!

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First ever BFP 11dpo!!! Here's my symptoms

This is our 4th month TTC and the first month we used preseed. My symptoms this month that made me suspect pregnancy was that I actually felt fine. Normally a few days before aunt flow I get cramps and mood swings. The only thing I found odd was that all through the TWW I found myself getting a bit carsick when I was behind the wheel. I also got a heat rash between my BB's 2 days before a positive pregnancy test after going for a 2 mile walk. I have never had a heat rash before so that made me a bit suspicious. Today was my first BFP so i took 3 tests and all had clear positives. Period isn't late until Wednesday, so I am going to test each morning to make sure the line still shows up.

BFP 11 DPO

About me:
I'm 27 years old and had been on birth control since 19 (Mirena for 4 years, the pill for 4 years). I came off the pill in November 2015. I started "trying" in January of this year and just so happened to ovulate 2+ weeks late and had a 50 day cycle during which I took about a billion urine tests AND a blood test and wasn't pregnant. After that I had very regular cycles (30-31 days) and always have strong right sided pain during ovulation which CD 16 or 17 and 14 day luteal phase. But THIS month I ovulated a week late on CD23 had strong LEFT sided pain. I just knew I'd get pregnant this month because my left ovary got in the game! Lol!

1 day before ovulation: Moderate left sided ovarian cramps all day, EWCM, high fertile ovulation test, BD using preseed.
O day: EWCM, positive ovulation test, excruciating left side cramp, bloating, BD once with preseed.
1 DPO: ovarian cramps gone, thank God!
2-5 DPO: nothing
5-10 DPO: Urinating way more often without increased fluid intake. Urine is lighter in color than usual. Waking up hungry and having to eat cereal bars on the way to work. Eating lunch on 8DPO and became very nauseous and couldn't swallow the food in my mouth! Spit it into the trash can and drank some sprite and was ok.
10 DPO: Cramps at night like AF is coming. Checks cervix, med softness and would normally be really firm this late in the cycle. I wanted to take a test but decided to wait until at least 12 dpo.
11 DPO: wakes up and cramps are still present. Finally caved and took clinical guard HCG test with 3rd or 4th urine of the day and BAM! BFP! Ran into room and showed DH two lines and of course he didn't know what it meant lol. But now we are ecstatic. So excited for our first baby!
If you're expecting, congrats! If you're trying, the best thing to do is RELAXXXXXX.

BFP IUI#2 !!!!!

This website has been my place of solace, peace, and hope. And now I want to give back. This was our second IUI with Clomid cycle. We have been ttc for 2 years with no intervention and no luck and now finally I am pregnant! Here are my symptoms by dpo:

CD 13- positive OPK (wondfo and Clearblue advanced) around 4pm - confirmed with LH blood work at RE. No trigger needed. HR:75

CD 14 -Day of IUI- cramping from catheter- cramping in colon, uterus, and a little in left ovary. Gassy. Husband's sperm count 6.8million after wash. HR:76

1dpo- very sore nipples, little twinges on left side ovary. HR: 77

2dpo-very sore nipples, twinges of small pain in uterus. HR: 78

3dpo- sore nipples, congested (most likely sinus infection or bad allergies) HR:78

4dpo- sore nipples. Twinges in uterus and ovary

5dpo- sore nipples. Forgot to take synthroid yesterday and this morning--extremely tired by 4:00pm. Like I hit a brick wall. Boobs a tiny bit tender. Twinges and cramps in cervix and right above pubic bone. Gassy. Lots of creamy lotiony cm.

6dpo- sore boobs. Twinges in uterus. Creamy cm. nausea, gassy, diarrhea, acid reflux. Boobs a little sore.

7dpo-diarrhea bad all day. felt like there was a brick in my upper abdomen. Temp of 100.4. Maybe got a stomach bug. Acid reflux. Sore boobs and nipples. Dizzy at night while sitting on couch watching television.

8dpo- stomach a little bit better today. Some ovary twinges. Sore boobs and nipples. Progesterone blood work today. HR:80

9dpo- sore boobs. Little bit of uterine cramping. Tired. HR:78

10dpo- sore boobs and nipples. Little bit of cramping. Super gassy

11dpo- went to pee in the morning and wiped and there was a little reddish blood with a tiny little clot. Cried to my husband--totally figured I was out. Afternoon, I went to check if I was still bleeding and there was just a little bit of brownish stuff when I wiped. So, I decided to take a test to know either way. I tested with an Internet cheapie and all of a sudden a line came up. Faint, but clear as day! I ran to my husband to make sure. He confirmed that it was most definitely a line. Went to drug store and bought a FRER and a digital FRER. BOTH CAME BACK POSITIVE! I was shocked. But also worried. What was that bleeding this morning??

12dpo- went into RE office to get my first beta and also a progesterone test. Still so early, but needed to know if I was progressing. Low and behold my beta came back at 34 and progesterone at 30 and I'm still 2 days before my period is due! The doctor said the little bleeding I was experiencing was implantation. So it DOES happen, ladies!

My husband and I are over the moon, but cautiously optimistic. We are going to take this day by day. But seeing those 2 lines for the first time ever was the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. Good luck and baby dust to all the ladies out there!

Bfp before AF due, almost no symptoms

I really thought I was out this month. Apart from a slight feeling of wetness on dpo 9&10 and a few lower abdomen twinges that reminded me of my last pregnancy on dpo 9&10 also, I had no early signs of pregnancy (last pregnancy I had white cm, strange dreams and sleeplessness before AF was due and got my first very faint Bfp at dpo 7! Crazy early, I know). Then last night (dpo 10/11) I was extremely wakeful and thought I was coming down w gastro due to extreme nausea and stomach pains (gastro type ones, not AF type ones). lo and behold I tested this morning (dpo 11) and got my Bfp! Have had some dizziness on standing today and nausea has toned down but not gone away.
You should have seen the smile on my face when I saw the two lines on my POS!

MAYBE BABY?!?! BFP @ 9DO?! PRETTY SURE IT IS!!!

Hello to all!!
This is my first post here on TWW. First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have kept me sane during these painful days of anxiety and doubt. All your stories are so beautiful in their own unique ways. My partner and I are TTC. This is our second cycle trying. This is the first time using known donor. I am 25, donor 27, and currently 9dpo. I have had some major signs of pregnancy for these last few days. Of course, I couldn't wait the full two weeks so I decided to break down and buy a FRER test. These were my results. My wife thinks I'm crazy and I need to wait. She might be correct but I know the rest of you can relate to my temporary insanity during these looonng days of waiting. Baby dust and blessings to you all on your journey.
PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE tell me I'm not going insane and that you see this very faint line? I listed my symptoms below too:

Pos OPK @ 11am on 6/9 - Thursday
AI @ home @ 9:00pm
Cramps on left side
AI @ home @4:30 pm on 6/10-Friday
Groin pain and twinges
Cramps on right and left
Notice on Clue that I ovulate on 6/11-Saturday
Break out on chin
Sore
Bloating/constipation
Tired
SOOOO irritated with Sarah (DW)
Gassy on 6/12-Sunday- 1DPO
Still annoyed with DW
Bloating in the evening
Gassy on 6/13-Monday- 2DPO
Bloating in the morning
Extremely emotional (Orlando Shooting just happened Sunday)
Borderline feverish but did get wet in cold on Sunday evening
Sore but maybe from waterslide (I know...silly/careless of me)
Twinges in groin and lower abdomen
Pulls and twinges behind belly button.
Mando (our dog) attached to me. Sits at my side.
Food made me nauseous.
Really tired on 6/14- Tuesday- 3DPO
Peeing every 20 minutes (not exaggerated )
ADDICTED To spicy food this week
Bloating and gassy
Mando being affectionate again
Pulls and twinges behind belly button again
Almost period cramp feelings right before bed
Very "arroused" on 6/15-Wednesday- 4DPO
Hungry all day
Worked late, got home, went to bed@ 8pm, woke up at 11pm and fell back asleep til 5:40am
Noticed my skin getting dry- 6/16-Thursday-5DPO
Cramps again on right side of lower abdomen
Cramps continued on and off again all day
Still fatigued
Sneezing all day-6/17-Friday-6DPO
Cramps subsiding
Had an itch to deep clean the house-6/18-Saturday 7DPO
Succeeded and had a rather large breakfast
When Sarah got home, had a WHOLE pizza to myself. INSANE!
Relaxed rest of the day and stayed up til 1am
Woke up starving-6/19-Sunday-8DPO
Ate everything in sight and started to feel constipated mid afternoon.
Took a FRER pregnancy test...slight line. (See pic)
Light activity in my lower abdomen
Woke up easily for work-6/20-Monday-9DPO
Feel slightly bloated
DYING to test again. Might just wait til tomorrow morning.
Thought of cute idea to tell DW....Starbucks drink with Mom-To-Be 2017 (She works for Sbux ;))
Getting SO anxious.
Feeling CM a lot more. My lower abdomen feels harder, tighter...so strange.
PLEASE HELP?!!!

If you have read this all the way through, you must be just as obsessed as me. Love you all! <3

BFP after 2 years, pcos, low morphology

So I've never posted on a forum....just searched and read them for what feels like almost daily for the past 2 years and 1 month. I told myself (and I even made a promise to God and I'm not very religious) that if I get a positive I will share my story.

I have had PCOS since I was 24 (probably longer but that's when I began treatment) so I knew getting pregnant would be hard. I suffered with horrible cystic acne and was on bc and Spironolactone for like 5 years until after I got married at the age of 30. (I'm 32 now DH is too) We started trying for a baby around May 2014. My cycle was immediately out of whack after stopping bc and my skin was too. Let me add I also have Hashimotos (hypothyroid) I started researching foods and diet and decided to go Paleo. I was very strict in the beginning, eating very low card,absolutely no dairy and all grass fed meat. My period and skin improved almost immediately. My face was more clear than when I was on the pill. Let me add by saying I have Lean PCOS so I'm not overweight which actually makes things more difficult. It was very difficult to be strict but I kept with it as much as I could. I let more things into my diet but stuck with dairy free and gluten free because that kept my skin clear and cycle somewhat normal. After a while my cycle settled around 36 days being the average length, sometimes 42 days sometimes 32 days. It was difficult to track my ovulation if I didn't pee on an opk. Which was expensive month after month because I could only interpret the digital ones. After a year or so of trying my husband was tested and it came back that he had low morphology. 1% to be exact. He tested again and it went up to 3%. His counts and all other numbers were fine. Tested neg for vericicole. I tried charting, my temps were all over. We would bd everyday in the fertile week, sometimes every other day...we gave it our all every month. My obgyn told me there is nothing more she could do for me. Finally we went to a fertility specialist who told us that because of the morphology we would most likely need to do IVF. She sent us home, gave my husband some supplements which included L Carnitine Fumarite 500mg 2 pills twice a day, acetyl L carnitine 1 pill twice a day, and a pouch of emergen c each day. After 3 months he was supposed to retest his semen, and after my next period I was to begin a million tests. A month before our apt I fell pregnant. I just found out last night. I truly believe that morphology means nothing and there is hope just keep trying. This cycle I was desperate and I pulled out all the stops. I tried everything I had ever read in a forum. I used the digital opk, mucinex during my fertile week, preseed during intercourse, andI bought soft cups to insert after intercourse to keep the sperm in (which was a nightmare and I couldn't get it out for a while. We didn't get a chance to bd the day after ov but did 2 days before, the day of and two days after. I didn't think I was pregnant. I had stopped drinking coffee two months prior and my boobs didn't seem to get as sore each month anymore so sometimes they did sometimes they didn't. Leading up to now every month I felt pregnancy symptoms so I didn't even want to bother testing. What I did notice was my boobs hurt again, they hurt earlier on and never tapered off. my nipples tingled. I felt very hot and very cold. I had cold sweats at night. I felt twinges in my abdomen. I finally tested at 18dpo and received a strong two blue lines immediately. I'm Still in shock.

If I had to give any advice it would be change your diet, if you have PCOS you probably shouldn't be eating Dairy. Cut out gluten and eat low carb, sugar wreaks havoc on your ovaries. I love coffee but when I stopped drinking it my PMS symptoms all went away, and also weird pimples I would get on my neck/lower jawline. If your husband has sperm issues tell him to take the supplements listed above. And don't lose hope!!!!!!

1 year ttc (almost to the day!)

Hello everyone,

I'm so happy and excited to be here finally able to share my story. On June 12th last year my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. We BD a couple of times and I was sure I was pregnant....then came the reality. Coming off the pill after 10 years I had forgotten my periods used to be non-existent. My hormones were no longer regulated and they were all over the place - I was all over the place.

It has been such a tough year, I've had to wake up and take responsibility for my own body. My diet has done a 360' I no longer smoke and I exercise daily....the weight dropped off and this month my BFP finally happened!

By DPO is my favourite sort of story so here goes:

CD33 I ovulated

DPO1 no EWCM today, after 8 continuous days.! BBT also raised, and mood dipped slightly so figured I had finally ovulated

DPO2-5 really bad periodic cramping and gas along with - TMI alert - snot like CM. Slightly anxious and paranoid (hormones)

DPO6 boobs start to get sore and I worry I'm out, isn't it too early for sore boobs?! But feeling very happy & balanced

DPO8 more snot like CM and cramping in the night (hoping it's a good sign!)

DPO9-10 Mega thirsty. More yellowy discharge with tinges of brown.

DPO11 Now mega hungry! Getting lower backache, again worry I might be out...nipples still sore and is it my imagine or appear bigger...?

DPO12 Positive on FRER the line was so beautifully pink I was so happy!

DPO13 tested again on Clearblue get a 'pregnant 1-2'

Good luck to everybody reading this, these stories are what kept me going through the lonely, dark times, I'm glad to be able to share my experience oxoxox

4th month TTC - BFP @ 10DPO

So we've been actively trying for about 4 months. This month, we changed a few things up... and I just wanted to share my story.
In previous months, we would BD a lot BEFORE ovulation (since I read that this was most effective), but this month, we only BD about every other day during fertile week. Once I got the positive OPK, we BD every night for 3 days straight.

This was also my first cycle using Preseed (used applicator, but used less than the recommended amount). I used that throughout the entire fertile week, but never two days in a row because I didn't want to get an infection from messing with my PH.
This month, I also asked DH to take his vitamins consistently and lay off the caffeine (which he did, surprisingly).

Additionally, I read that taking a baby aspirin once a day helps with implantation (helps blood flow), so after ovulation, I began taking a baby aspirin each morning. (DH is a nurse practitioner, and approved of this... but I recommend you do your own research/ask doc. etc.)

*Note about prayer -- this was the first cycle that I turned to the Lord consistently. After sex, I prayed (in bed with legs elevated). Before sex, I prayed. During my 2ww, I prayed. I asked a few close friends to pray. If you're spiritual, I highly recommend prayer, meditation, etc. We are spiritual beings!

Signs/symptoms:
I really didn't have many this cycle... I tried not to get my hopes up, but there were some noticeable differences.

3-4DPO - tender breasts at certain points in the day. (Nothing excruciating, just hurt to jog, lay on my stomach); CM - medium amount, cervix closed, medium hard, medium-high

5 DPO - tender breasts in morning - weird cramps after sex. (This happened again while I was browsing around in the store... they were not menstrual cramps or lower abdomen cramps, it was up high.... never felt anything like this before); CM - drying up, tacky, cervix is same
6-8 DPO - tender breasts (again, not TOO bad), MOODY... not the average "I'm just in a bad mood," but more like "You used the wrong tone with me in the store and now I'm crying so hard I can't catch my breath". -- frequently felt like I wanted to strangle my husband for small things (no worries - he's not in danger =) ). I'm usually not like this with him, even before AF. CM - dry, cervix closed, coming down lower?, harder
*Took a New Choice (Dollar Tree) pregnancy test on 8DP0 (shame, I know) - negative, came back 2 hours later, showed positive. Thought was an evap line. Did one again later in the day, negative, 2 hours later, positive. WTH?
9DPO - lower abdomen feels heavy, not painful, but a deeper, softer cramp. Thought it might be AF, but was confused since these aren't normal-type cramps. CM - dry, cervix medium-high again, but a bit softer today... still harder than when I O.
10DPO - lower abdomen still heavy (crampy, but no PAIN). I think my areolas are getting a bit darker? Definitely still sore to lay on. Took FRER - VVVVVFL!! New Choice preg. test - FL! BFP!!!
11DPO - heavy abdomen... so hard to explain. It's like I have a 1 pound weight attached to my lower abdomen.

**NO SPOTTING - and I was paying close attention. I also never felt a moment of implantation.

Weirdest sign that I noticed --> my urine was SUPER light yellow since 2DPO... this is NOT normal for me, and I did not increase my water intake.
I read on some site that "back in the day" doctors had recorded that pregnant women had lighter urine... hmmm.
Even my pee in the morning wasn't very dark. I talked to DH - (being the NP and all), and he said "it just means you're more hydrated... it doesn't mean you're pregnant.) But sure enough, I am pregnant! This was the only VISIBLE change I saw.... but I knew something was up.

Biggest sign husband noticed --> Moodiness ("You were just super emotional, freaking out about small things that you usually don't freak out about.) I'm pretty emotional all the time, so this must have been pretty bad, ha!

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