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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.

Age 40 2nd cycle TTC

Very lucky it didn't take long. Usually 29 day cycles give or take a day. We BD every day and I stayed quiet for 20 min or so afterwards. Had really bad right side cramp at 6 dpo. I think this was implantation. 7 and 8 dpo noticed blue veins on my breasts, and mild cramping...similar to AF cramps. This whole time my nipples hurt, that was another big clue because usually the whole breast would be tender while waiting for AF. Started feeling nauseated in the evenings at 9 dpo, and lots and lots of bad gas! Took a test at 10 dpo negative. Took another at 11dpo with FMU, negative but when I checked it a couple of hours later it was faint pink line(frer). 14 dpo used Clearblue, got a positive straight away...followed up with Clearblue Digital, indicated 1-2 weeks. Baby due Dec 25!!

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Total Surprise w/ Few Symptoms

So, I'm writing this a week after the fact, but I visited this page enough every cycle to know that people are looking for answers, hope, and something to relate to when trying to conceive. The truth is, we were not trying to conceive. We were using the temp method to avoid pregnancy, so this pregnancy was an "opps" but I've waited all my life for this moment! Here are the details of this cycle:

I normally have a 25 day cycle, but ever since I turned 31 (6 months ago) my cycles have been CRAZY--ranging from 41 days with no ovulation at the beginning of the year, back down to 26-28 days with spotting when I NEVER spotted between periods. This cycle, I took ovulation tests cycle days 10-14, all coming up negative (I usually ovulate day 13 or 14), and my temps rose on day 15. I guess I was taking my temps at the wrong time of the day and missed my surge (obviously because I'm now pregnant!) Also, I had WAY more "symptoms" in months that I thought I might be pregnant, but I wasn't...

CD11: BD'd, Negative ovulation test, CF was creamy, Cervix was medium height, closed and firm.
CD12: Negative ovulation test, EWCF, Cervix was medium height, medium firmness, and "medium" openness
CD13: BD'd, Negative ovulation test, EWCF, Cervix was low, medium, and medium.
CD14: BD'd, Negative ovulation test, Creamy CF, cervix was medium, medium, & medium.
CD15/1DPO: BBT rose

3DPO: My BBs were a bit tender, but it wasn't too odd because they often hurt a week prior to AF showing up.
4DPO: BD'd and had some spotting after sex (which has only happened 1-2x before and usually just right after my period ended). My bbs still hurt at this point and I was a little constipated (which is really odd for me).
5DPO: nothing out of the ordinary...
6DPO: I drank the night before so my temp was higher than normal. I also felt a bit nauseous that day. Again, still didn't suspect anything, and thought that I had too much to drink (and maybe that was the issue..who knows)
7-11DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary...
12DPO: Temp dipped below cover (implantation dip maybe?), BBs still hurting but only on the side by my armpit so I still didn't suspect anything, Cervix was medium, medium, medium with no CF.
13DPO: I didn't track anything except my temp, which had gone back up.
14DPO: Temp was still high...at this point my period usually arrives because my temps usually only stay high for 12-13 days tops. Also, my bbs were tender to the touch just a bit near the cleavage (which never happens)...I started getting suspicious at this point but I was still in denial (and on vacation, so I was secretly happy AF decided not to ruin my day at the the beach).
15DPO: I drank the night before (remember I was on vacation...) so my temp was still high the next morning, but my bbs were now hurting on the bottom too (which never happens). Cervix was not as low and hard as it should have been if AF was on the way
16DPO: I was back home from vacay at this point, so when I woke up to ANOTHER high temp I decided to POAS (a cheap wando) and two lines showed up immediately. I was in shock and decided to break out a FRER and two lines showed up immediately with that one, too.

I'm now 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant and the fatigue just started to hit me this week. The bb pain has gotten worse as well, to the point were i just sleep with a bra or I risk turning over at night, having my boob flop over and it feeling like someone is stabbing me with a knife! That's the difference between AF achy bbs and pregnancy bbs I think...AF are just tender, pregnant bbs are more "stabby"--at least for me. They are just different.

Anyway, I hope this helps someone or gives someone hope out there on the interwebs :) Good luck everyone!

Finally BFP!! First month trying vitex :)

So first off ..... OMG I'm pregnant!! Been reading sites like this for 6 years with no luck . For years I used everything from the cbfm to the Internet , nothing, finally after months if heartbreak I decided to try vitex before using medical assistance , and I'm freaking pregnant!!

Here's how I took it, went to gnc and bought a bottle of the pills , took two pills twice a day from cycle day one to cycle day 15 (have a 30 day cycle so half of my cycle) I od on the 18, lots of ewcm

My first symptom, boobs sore from day of o till now

Also I had very dramatic PMS for this whole time, ccrampy , moody , headaches, , sore full boobs, exhausted, completely totally exhausted. These were between 10 dpo till now

A week around when af was due I was all of the above plus starving and a little nasaous if I didn't eat, definitely always hungry and the weird one a lot of my hair is coming out, I knew I was preg as I had this when I was preg with dd 12 yrs ago

So if you've thought about trying vitex I say do it!! Def worked for me!! Still can't believe I'm pregnant!! Took 4 boxes of tests to be sure LoL. Good luck an hope I helped someone I know this site has helped me.

We are so excited were having a baby !!

Lucky 13!

Hi ladies,

I’m sooo happy that I finally get to post my BFP story here! I’m 37 next month and DH is 42 and we have been TTC for 13 cycles. Lucky 13 though as this morning I got my line on the test!!

I’ve tried everything in these 13 months. The last two cycles I have been taking Co-Q10 and also using preseed when we BD. This cycle I also upped my intake of vitamin D as I have a deficiency, so I have been taking a one-a-day pill on top of my prenatal. This cycle I have also been taking 100mg of Vitamin B6 as I have only a 9-10 day LP. I was also sent for a HSG this cycle which showed no problems but hopefully flushed things out. So I don’t know whether it was the HSG or that combined with the other things but something worked! Today I am 12dpo. Got a very faint line with an IC and FMU and then a darker line with SMU and a better test.

Here are my non-symptoms to report:

2dpo – during night I had a pain in my left side and wet CM. I wondered if this could be ovulation pain, which I never get, but fertility friend puts me as OVing on the 5th.

7dpo – I had sore nipples (got this every cycle though) and was quite emotional

8dpo – still emotional and still had sore nipples

9dpo – still sore nipples. I didn’t sleep well and started to have a hot flush in bed, but it stopped before the sweating broke out

10dpo – still sore nipples and headache. Very slight runny nose. Feeling wet down there.

11dpo – very sleep deprived from night before (but in a single bed with DH and wasn’t comfy!) and still sore nipples. Very slight runny nose. Feeling wet down there but nothing much coming out.

12 dpo – didn’t sleep well again last night though was more used to single bed. Just very awake. Still sore nipples. Tested positive. Feeling a bit queasy at work. Not feeling so wet, pretty much no CM on underwear (sorry if TMI)

So I didn’t really have many symptoms at all – no pains, no cramping, no spotting. Have just been feeling normal.

Good luck to everyone, hope you all get your BFPs soon! *baby dust*

12dpo bfp sharing is caring

Was keeping track of things just in case but not looking into stuff.

3dpo feeling pretty normal, having some milky white cm ( normal for me)

One thing different is my daytime temp...99.37 and i usually have 97!

4 dpo and feeling very normal, very slight bb pain but nothing to serious. Day time temp was 98.80 still above my normal. Another day down!

5 dpo nothing new,still very early.  Had very light cramping but nothing like with bfp before.  Day time temp went back to normal 97.70. Waiting for some if any symptoms! Lol little irritable

6dpo nothing new but a very vivid dream the 5 dpo night. 6dpo night I had insomnia! No bm

7dpo super beyond hungry and sweet tooth and going pee every 45min-hour! Very little nausea.  Mild boob pains. Insomnia. No bm

8dpo pretty normal but nipples feel burning or irritated feeling and two headaches along with major leg pains in both legs feels just like growing pains. Tmi a very hard bm that I haven't had in a very long time.  Insomnia

9dpo insomnia, very light cramping both sides not in center. Frequent urination

10dpo insomnia, thirsty pretty normal. Frequent urination

11dpo MU very very light line. Ebay Crap don't buy!, boobs hurting more, upset stomach feeling, mild cramping. Loos BM super gassy. BBT at highest this morning, should be dropping tomorrow if AF coming.

12dpo woke up nauseas all day going pee every 45min-hour. Ebay stick was Sooo light but I just knew! At store easter stuff and sciatica nerve pain...boom I knew 100% pregnant.  Got home took frer and less than 30 seconds bright two lines, could have used frer at 9dpo and got bfp!

My symptoms were so incredibly mild that if I didn't know my body as well as I do I would have thought out completely!

My temp stayed in high 97 low 98 on FF :) Day time temp very high 98's! Above normal for me.

Good luck ladies!
bbt/opk/cm my charting
CD18 with 29 day cycle
Ovulation day BD day after BD just two times! Try not to over do it or sperm is weaker. Cycle #3 after loss.

BFP at 13DPO! Two Faint Positives & Positive Blood Test!!!!!!!

Hello Ladies!

I am 22 years old and this is a very unplanned pregnancy but I am so excited! My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex all 4 days leading up to my expected ovulation. It was the one month I was not checking my chart to see when the absolute no no days were and I am not on birth control or anything so it was just one of those things. I'm young and I wasn't thinking with my head, we're all guilty of that at least once in our lives.
I began to get really heavy and sore boobs and my nipples were so sensitive. I also got REALLY bad acid reflux all day and night (I know that's not a usual symptom but it made something inside me know something wasn't right). I never get PMS symptoms other than sore boobs the day before AF is due so I checked my chart and put two and two together and that amazing two week wait set in. I was so curious about it because at 10DPO I had what I suspected to be implantation bleeding that stained my underwear. I never spot before AF. My periods are normally 3 days in length and I only get sore boobs and cramps the day before it's expected.
I finally decided to confide in my twin sister and I told her I was suspecting a bun in the oven. She happened to have one of the dollar store brand HPT in her drawer so I tested right away. I took the dollar store brands before and I would always catch myself "trying to make a line appear". When I took it I slowly saw a faint pink line growing next to the dark pink one. I just couldn't believe it. I called her into the bathroom and she said she couldn't see it. It is SUPER faint but it's there. I just pushed it to the back of my head and decided to just go to bed and not think about it.
Like all of us ladies suspecting a bun in the oven I just couldn't help myself. I bought another test (the blue dye) and got another SUPER faint line that morning. I decided to save myself the time and money and just go get a blood test. After waiting TWO long hours the doctor called me and told me I am pregnant! I was so happy!!!!! I got a fucking BFP!!!!!!!!

I do have endometriosis. I've had two surgeries already for it and I know I'm at high risk when it comes to pregnancy. With that being said I would love some prayers for a healthy journey through being pregnant. This is my first time and I'm nervous but I'm super optimistic about it. I am surrounded by a very supportive family and I have amazing friends.

xoxo

False Negative 17DPO (Wondfo), Positive BFP 18DPO (Clearblue Easy Digital w/weeks estimator)

Absolutely No symptoms until 17 dpo. Just a missed period. Each time I've been pregnant I've had absolutely NO symptoms until 18dpo at the very, very earliest. The cycles I had a ton of pregnancy symptoms I was NOT pregnant each time. Go figure!

17 DPO - False Negative on Wondfo pregnancy test strip.

18 DPO - Faint Positive on Wondfo pregnancy test strip + positive on Clearblue Easy Advanced Pregnancy test w/weeks estimator (digital) that came up as "Pregnant, 2-3 weeks" which would be dated 4-5 weeks pregnant according to their chart. Not sure why the Wondfos didn't pick anything up until today and why they were so light compared to my result w/Clearblue Easy? I'll still to Clearblue Easy next time. 1st day I started feeling really tired and nauseated.

Only thing I did differently this cycle is I was not stressed this cycle like the others. I also used the Wondfo Ovulation test strips and had lots of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G intercourse the day of the stark positive double line. I also skipped oral sex as not to kill the sperm. We did not use lube, as not to kill the sperm too. Just lots of foreplay for natural lube. It worked because we are now pregnant.

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Handstands, preseed, and instead cups

I stalked this website and many others for several months trying to get a BFP. Trying everything possible naturally to get pregnant as quickly as possible. I had been trying for a year with my fi. He is 44 and I am 22. I initially thought he was the problem. I got checked and was totally healthy. I have regular cycles and ovulate monthly, while he on the other hand refused to get his SA checked until recently. His ego obviously. We compromised and said if we didn't get pregnant this cycle he is getting checked.

I had been taking herbal supplements like vitex, soy isoflavone, royal jelly, conceive easy, maca, ect on and off for the last nine months. This month I stopped all the supplements and just ate healthy. I'm an on/off vegan too by the way, but I occasionally eat seafood when I want.

I also used preseed and instead cups religiously from cd 11 to cd 21 in case I missed the Lh surge. I did a handstand against the wall in the morning and at night from cd 11 to cd 22 (I know silly, but desperate at this point). I have a 29 day cycle. I ovulated late this cycle on cd 19 instead of the usual cd14/15. I also ate sunflower seeds and pineapple core from 1dpo to 6dpo to help implantation.

This morning with fmu, I got my BFP at 10dpo on an ic. My fi and I are overjoyed. His swimmers just needed a little push from gravity, preseed, and instead cups. Thanks ladies for all of your insight and funny comments that kept me sane during ttc this past year.

Here are my symptoms ladies:
O day: woke up very hot, sinus pressure, stuffy nose, ears popping, bad nightmares, and just generally felt really wet down below, ovulation pain

1dpo: increased sex drive, irritable, increased appetite after recently not being in the mood to eat, high energy

2dpo: symptoms from day before continue but moodier. Feel really out of it. Sad, don't want to interact with fi or anyone. Took a walk and I guess my sadness was so obvious a random Korean man hugged and kissed me on the cheek to cheer me up lol...fi didn't like that.

3dpo: gassy and sense of sense sharpened

4dpo: nauseous and strong sense of smell. I went off on my fi. Gave him a verbal tongue lashing via text. I usually give him the benefit of the doubt, especially since he's stressed out from work, but I gave him a new pair...it was really bad.

5dpo: more weird dreams

6dpo: wake up really hot. And I'm still super hungry and gassy. Fi noted weight gain from last week :/.

7dpo: serious libido...like cavemen lol or rabbit like. I had a drop in temp today looked like an implantation dip. Fingers crossed

8dpo: irritable and in a bad mood again. Totally want to unleash on my poor fi, but I keep it to myself.

9dpo: more detailed weird dreams still really hot like 99.4. I have the chills too now. Trying not to test even though my temps are elevated still.

10dpo (today): tested with fmu and I got my First BFP... Faint but visible. Af due tomorrow. My FI is all proud of himself lol. I'm very happy to finally be able to include my own tww story :D. Baby dust to all of u ladies still ttc and or in their own tww.

4 days of implantation bleeding BFP!!

Hey everyone! I promised myself I would submit my two week wait once I got my BFP, after reading thousands of them over the past few months. I am 26 and my husband is 30. This is baby #3. Started taking Prenatal vitamins and Vitamin B Super Complex the month beforehand.

Ovulation day - EWCM, lower pain in abdomen, feels sore
1dpo - EWCM, some body aches.
2dpo - Tired, a few cramps, slightly bloated and slightly nauseous.
3dpo - Tired, Moody, Tender BB's.
4dpo - Nothing much just a little sleepy.
5dpo - Gassy, tired and some bloating.
6dpo - Bad painful cramp at 4am that woke me up, only lasted a few minutes. Tired & moody the rest of the day.
7dpo - Runny nose feel like a cold is coming and super moody.
8dpo - Metallic taste in mouth all day, gassy, moody, tender BB's and slightly nauseous. Still a little stuffy nose.
9dpo - Gassy, feel like I'm getting a yeast infection (itchy down there) MOODY & irritable, some cramps.
10dpo- BFN with FMU, started spotting brown at noon. Thought AF was coming since I always spot a day or two before. Twinges on left side of uterus, pulling behind belly button. Moody & weepy. Tender BB's. Bright red blood at 9pm just while wiping and after a BM.
11dpo - Surprised I didn't wake up to bright red blood! Brown spotting all day not enough to even wear a panty liner. Bright red blood at night time again but only when wiping.
12dpo - Still spotting brown but basically only when wiping now. Cramps at night, nauseous. Another round of bright red blood at night-only when wiping, what the heck!
13dpo - Metallic taste in mouth. Moody. Still spotting brown but not enough to even wear a panty liner.
14dpo - No more spotting, no more red blood, what is going on!! Dry throat, runny nose & sneezing. BB's feel heavy but not sore. Moody & tired. Just feel "different".
15dpo - BFP with FMU FRER!!!!!!!!!! The line was super dark so I probably could have tested a few days earlier. Tired and heavy BB's.
16dpo - Another BFP!!!!!!!!! Tired, Tired, Tired!

My tell tale signs should have been the gassy-ness and the extreme moodiness! My period usually spots for 1 or 2 days and then goes into full blown super heavy bleeding for the following 5 days. So it had to of been implantation bleeding. You don't hear about IB going on for 4 days very often and going from brown to bright red. Good luck to all!!!

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BFP at 9dpo

We got married and January and I really expected it to take quite awhile to conceive (i'm 33 & DH 39).
My cycles are between 28 - 31 days but sometimes I can have up to 7 days of spotting before AF... I was sure something was wrong!
I've been charting for two months and we had no luck the first cycle. Still worried about the spotting I had my hormone levels checked this month. Day 3 was all good and day 21 also detected a 'strong ovulation'.

I have treated this month like a military operation (my poor husband!)
I took VB6, evening primrose until O & we used pressed and OPKs.

I think the VB6 worked as my cycle lengthened and I didn't ovulate until the 17th... last month it was the 14th (not sure about before that as it'd never taken any notice).

1-5 DPO - Nothing
6-7 DPO - Very sleepy and mega grumpy for no reason (other than I was sure it wouldn't work) and some light cramping which was weird for this time of the month.
8 DPO - Small amount of very light brown/yellowy CM after exercise. (Not unusual for me)
9 DPO - (BFP day) Light brown spotting which is exactly the day and type from last month so i was sure we were out. I don't really know why I bothered testing in the afternoon, probably because of those unusual days 6-7. Initially the test looked like nothing but i put it in front of me at my desk and looked at it again in about 10mins and saw the tiniest of faintest of lines. I was absolutely shocked and swore to myself!
10 DPO - Brown spotting was worse but test line comes up slightly more with FMU (still very faint).
11 DPO - Light brown spotting. Cramps on and off all day. Tummy feels really tight. Possible heartburn. Retched when brushing teeth.
12 DPO - Gush of brown cm about 10.30am. Light Cramps. Still positive and getting darker.
I only felt confident enough to tell DH this morning... I didn't want to get his hopes up as the test was still too light until now. He was stoked!
I sort of enjoyed having a delicious secret for a couple of days (weird ay).
13 DPO - Very light brown spotting. Backache begins
14 DPO - Spotting is gone but Backache in full force.
15 DPO - Nothing so far but I go in for my second BETA level today.

Being pregnant for the first time is lovely but fraught with worry!
I am obsessed with googling all the bad things that could happen and can't quite let myself get excited yet.
I mean to stop temping but this morning it was nice and high and it made me feel a lot better.
When I get the blood results and know they are climbing up correctly then I think I won't be so worried.
My husband it being so cute and protective and is going to wrap me and baby in cotton wool for the next 9 months. He will be an amazing dad!
I can't wait to tell my mum she has wanted to be a grandma forever!!

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