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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 after 7 months of trying!

We have been trying to conceive for 7 months and I am so happy to say that we are finally expecting our baby!

I had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years and had it removed in August of 17'. Each month we would use OPK's and BD at all the appropriate times but nothing was happening. We were also using preseed except the month we conceived! I was charting using Ovia and with this I realized that my LP is only 11 days which is on the shorter end of normal. I was feeling a lot of anxiety about it and was worrying that there was something else wrong. In Dec I met with my OB for a yearly physical and she said to let her know if a few months if nothing happened yet and she would start with some blood tests. She wasn't too concerned with my LP length. My husband was starting to take steps as well to make sure it wasn't something on his end. In Feb he met with a dr that specializes in male reproduction and had blood work and a SA. Everything came back good! This was a huge relief. His Dr recommended Fertilaid for both of us so we started taking this as well. About a week later we met again with my OB to discuss further testing for me. She ran a bunch of blood work and wanted to get me scheduled for an HSG and Follicle US. All my blood work came back great! I felt like all of stress was melting away! The day I scheduled my HSG is when I found out I was pregnant! I was 9DPO, no unusual symptoms other than some spotting which was implantation bleeding. I am now 4 weeks 2 days and praying that this is a sticky little bean! I've been having seriel HCG's drawn and my #'s have been increasing nicely!

I know it can be discouraging and how much anxiety can go with this process. I really think that by getting ourselves tested early on helped ease my anxiety about it all and helped us to conceive.

BFP at 10dpo! - 10yrs infertility, Menopur +Trigger + IUI

I am your typical stalker and have miraculously gotten my FIRST ever true BFP. My journey has been epic and I want to open up about it because this site was where I spent so many years of TWW's.

Background: I am 31, my infertility journey started when I was 19 (2005) and trying to conceive with my then fiancee. I knew something wasn't right then and all the doctors I went to wouldn't listen to me. In 2010 I finally got a DR who would do what I wanted and had a laprascopy, hysteroscopy and chromatubation done. Found grade II endometriosis, my uterus was completely filled with polyps, and my right tube was blocked. He didn't try to open my right tube because I was "so young and would be fine," but he did remove all the polyps. Fast forward to 2016, I am still not getting pregnant. Tried some clomid and AI (using known donors) a few times with no luck. So in 2016 I have a HSG and both of my tubes are blocked and there is a large filling defect. Saline sonogram shows nothing that would cause a filling defect, so weird! guessing it was a cyst that burst? A few months later I have a fallopian tube recanalization done, which was successful, doctor got both tubes open! That was December 2016. Tried all of 2017, had another HSG that showed both tubes still open. Finally got referred to an RE in late 2017 (I am a veteran and working with the VA so it takes forever!). RE said that my left tube actually looks terrible and while technically patent, it doesn't look good. So we try one cycle of clomid and timed intercourse because my follicle was on the left side. She wanted to move to injectables, so while waiting for them to be ordered we did one natural + IUI cycle and no luck. Partner is 39 has 4% morphology, everything else good. Beginning of March I started Menopur injectables (2 bottles) for 9 days (CD 2-10) Triggered with Ovidrel 250mcg on CD 11 with three good looking follicles, two on left and one on right. Did IUI on CD 13 and lots of BD'ing around then so we don't know what worked ;)

1-6dpo nothing unusual - Refilled Menopur RX, just in case (so now I have a ton I don't know what to do with!)
7dpo- tested with FRER, very faint positive (then I remembered the trigger shot, so disappointing!!)
8dpo- tested with FRER very very faint positive, ok trigger is pretty much gone, but now I am out of tests! Order more on internet!!
9dpo- brief wave of nausea while cooking
10dpo- preggo tests arrive in am so I can use FMU - faint, but definite, positive on Wondfo. Now I don't know if it's trigger or real, but thinking real!
11dpo- test with FMU - faint positive - wave of mild nausea again in the evening.
12dpo- test with FMU- positive getting darker!
13dpo- test with FMU still positive! Beta test done = 98!
14dpo- test much darker now
I had big temp jumps at 8 and 9dpo, and it has stayed really high. I use the ava bracelet, which I don't actually recommend if you are doing medicated cycles, it really throws things off! It was totally off for when I ovulated this cycle and when I did my clomid cycle. Was great for the one natural cycle though! I typically have 10-11 day LP, I am taking progesterone suppositories (started 2 days after IUI) even though I didn't have low levels, don't know if it helped considering I must implanted around 6 or 7 dpo.

Because of my tube issues, I have an increased risk of ectopic, so all fingers and toes crossed that everything is where it should be and it sticks! I have been doing acupuncture almost every week for 11months, taking prenatals for years. I think a lack of symptoms and the few waves of nausea had me suspicious, I never get nauseous unless I have a migraine. No AF-like cramps at all, more like constant activity and sensations in my uterus/ovaries and I was really happy, not at all like when AF is due. Boobs are tender now but didn't start until after the BFP, that comes and goes with my typical cycles though. Also extreme tiredness, like taking naps tired, started after the first bfp. I am so thrilled, this has been such a long, emotional journey and just knowing my body can actually get pregnant, it's just the most wonderful feeling.

Shocking BFP at 10DPO

I'm still in shock and it doesn't even feel real.
I'm 37, going to be 38 this year. DH is 37, too.
We were loosely trying for #2 after a loss last year at 23 weeks, for 2 months. But our timing was always off as we weren't sure we really were ready. In Feb we decided we were ready to seriously try in the March cycle.
We used OPK's, Preseed, Femara 5mg (I ov naturally, but my FS recommended it to help with AMA), CoQ10, Zinc, Vitex (1dpo to BFP), EPO, baby aspirin, and the kitchen sink.

O day- Mar 10
1DPO-8 DPO no real symptoms, some pulling/pinching in my uterus but I sometimes get that before AF. Slightly sore boobs, but also a symptom of impending AF after I had my daughter last year. Convinced I'm out and I'm already planning the next cycle.
9DPO-bloating in a major way. I normally have bloating, but something felt different. With my first the bloating so bad I cant suck my stomach in, was one of the earliest signs I was pregnant along with the sore boobs. This day was when I started to think a BFP was possible.
10 DPO (9pm)-My boobs feel like they're on fire. Very tingly and painful under my armpits. I realize I felt the arm pit pain a bit on 9DPO as well From 9pm its getting increasingly more painful. I decide to POAS at 1030, realizing its very early and I'm not likely to see anything. i say a little prayer: 'Thy Will Be Done'. 3 min later I see the faintest BFP squinter.
11 DPO (730am)-I take a CB DIGI weeks predictor and indeed PREGNANT 1-2.

With my last pregnancy I took a blood test at 12 dpo and my betas were so low, under 20, so had I taken an HPT, it would have been negative. So I never thought it would be a possibility at 10 dpo. My lutetal length has gone from 14 before baby, to 12, so that could explain the early BFP.

We are thrilled to be having our rainbow baby! And shocked that we were successful with one month of actively trying. OH! Forgot to mention we last had sex 2 DAYS BEFORE O day!!

we will never forget our little flower that never got the chance to bloom. I firmly believe she has something to do with this. And I thank my Almighty God for always reminding me He is in control and to trust in Him, and only Him.

Good luck to those waiting for their BFP's!

BFP after 12 months TTc

Now that it has begun to set in that I am really finally pregnant, I wanted to share my experience.

I am 30 and my OH is 38. We have been TTc for a year officially (14 months or so unofficially). We have no known hinderances. My cycle is between 28-30 days with spotting when doing a C.M. check a couple days before.

I ovulated around Feb 27, checking C.M. and 3 different apps that finally synced up after 10 or so cycles. We bd’ 2 days before and the day after. This cycle he upped his vitamin intake and make fertility from GNC (I thought he might od on them).

1-4 dpo I ate fresh pineapple. This first day o screwed up and ate 95% of the core only to read right after I finished I was supposed to eat the core with every piece the following days.

5/6 dpo nothing

7 dpo I had rumbling in my stomach and low pressure like under my pants line.

8 dpo I woke up with what I thought was allergies. In my mind I wanted to think I was sick with a cold but didn’t want to get my hopes up.

9-11dpo continued cold symptoms sneezing , runny nose, and just exhausted. Boobies started to become sore.

11dpo-14dpo I had a cough and still do but I couldn’t stop pooping (sorry but holy heck it was ridiculous). I had super mild cramping sensations and just stared at the tp the whole time waiting for af to show.

17 dpo St. Patrick’s Day I manned up and took a test. I was so tired of seeing Bfn’s. Almost instantly two pink lines!

I must say I am glad I waited to test as I had mildly prepared for it to be positive and at the same time being realistic I could just be 3 days late.

BFP with almost NO Symptoms (except EWCM on 8dpo)

I wanted to share my story because I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. I just didn't FEEL pregnant. I searched for stories that said "no symptoms," and they were very rare. Here is how it went for me. We conceived in Southeast Asia, and I assumed the wacky time changes messed up my cycle. I missed the positive OPK result because I never knew if I had even ovulated.

1-6dpo: zero symptoms
7-9dpo: restless sleep but I also had jet lag from the trip to Asia
8dpo: Egg white cervical mucus. Not much, but enough to notice. I considered implantation at this point, but I couldn't find much backing on the internet for this, so I assumed I was having an anovulatory or irregular cycle.
9dpo: woke with the certainty that I was NOT pregnant. My CM was wet though, and that was enough to keep me reading and guessing.
10dpo: super duper faint line on a test.
11dpo: BFP

Now that I have the BFP, I can feel twinges in my uterus. They're slight, but they're there. I seriously did not have any symptoms leading up to today though. I never felt pregnant. I was certain I was not. Just wanted to share to keep hope alive for some of you. <3

BFP after MC

BFP by DPO

0 dpo: TON of EWCM this morning. BD around midnight. Slept well. Feel good today. Sense of smell is up and increased need to pee (normal for my O). Retaining some water.

1 dpo: Some EWCM. Slept well and hard. Sense of smell is still way up. Retaining a lot of water. Or I gained 7 pounds overnight magically.

2 dpo: Sticky, cloudy CM. Water weight is down. Mild cramping low in pelvic area

3 dpo: Frisky feeling. BD. Some bloating. Mild nausea late at night.

4 dpo: Extremely nauseated, pretty sure I have a stomach flu or something. 100.4° fever, headache, can't eat, slept until noon. Breasts are a tad fuller, not particularly painful. Haven't been sick in ages.

5 dpo: Woke up at 5 am. I feel much better in comparison to yesterday. Giant glob of EWCM after BM. Massive amount of creamy CM, like a bottle of lotion was squeezed. More EWCM as well. Still pretty nauseated. Some mild cramping on left lower pelvic region. Breasts feel and look totally normal, which is strange (around here is when my breasts usually get super painful and start growing for PMS).

6 dpo: Lots of creamey lotioney CM, lots of EWCM, and sticky CM. Lots of it in my undies :/ in a very good mood today tho. Sun was out. Felt overwhelmingly nauseated at bfast, at lunch, and right when I started work. Feel OK now (8:30 pm). Think it's just residual sickness. Throat is all dry and scratchy.

7 dpo: Hard time staying asleep. Only got 5 hours or so. Laid there for a long time before making myself get up. Breasts feel fine, but they are definitely more full today. Gassy.

8 dpo : Nausea on and off today. Like real, not in your head nausea. Loose stools. Butt pimples??!? Haven't had bottom pimples in a looong time. Mild cramping. Slept well, had to take 1MG of maltonin. Tired. Breasts feel normal, is weird. I was wiping down a table, when suddenly I felt this sharp pain in my finger - like I had glass in it or something, but there was nothing. I stuck it in ice and it suddenly stopped. I thought it was a little swollen, then I forgot about it. Later in the day I suddenly noticed that my finger was turning purple, but just between my last two knuckles (on my ring finger). It doesn't hurt or anything, but the bruising is pretty intense. It freaked me out pretty badly. I've never had that happen before.. Nausea before bed.

9 dpo: Slept well. Feel fine and normal. Some creamy CM.

10 dpo: Kept waking up every 2 hours even tho I'm exausted. Had weird, intense dreams. DH woke me up once bc I was making sounds. Anyway, had some mild cramping - like super faint cramps in my uterus region. Nausea off and on. Mild headache off and on.

11 dpo: 630 AM Mild nausea. Slept well tho. Super mild burning/stretching sensation low in pelvis area - on the left side. Lots of creamy CM.. 9AM Mild pressure like sensations in uterus. (I think 10 and 11 dpo had signs of implantation, looking back)

12 dpo : Woke up at 430 AM, not able to go back to sleep. Got nauseated. Headaches. Drank tea and became extremely nauseated, until I finally ate. Showered and felt a little queezy. 930 AM mild brief cramping on left side. Fatigued. Breasts are fuller than usual, but not by much. Still no pain or sensitivity, which is just so wierd. Tired, napped before work. More mild cramping on left side. Intense dreams again. Dreamt I was pregnant! I ALWAYS dream about my period before it starts - first time I've ever had a pregnancy dream! The subconscious is amazing. 3 PM Just peed and it smelled a little sharp - like blood or my period or something.

13 dpo: Slept well. Strong cramping briefly - think it was gas, but maybe not. Queezy after bfast, stomach is pretty sour. Acne continues. Breasts were kind of burney and sensative for a minute, but now they're normal feeling again. Butt pimples continue. CM is thin and milky. Very tired today :( 7 PM legs and lower back are killing me. Sciatic nerve is all jacked up today. Mild cramping off and on. Sure AF is about to start. Boobs still feel fine tho.

14 dpo: 4AM woke up super hot, and nauseated, and wide awake. Feel anxious. Decided to go ahead and eat something, then go back to sleep :/ Nipples a wee bit sensitive. A bit fuller. Period due any time now. Pimples in weird places :( have one on my chest? Face is broken out bad. CM is thin and milky. 4PM more mild cramping in uterus - center lower abdomen. Dizzy spell. 6PM Stomach is really sour. Headaches, tired. Ingestion. Gassy. Weird feeling. 10PM Sharp, light pinch super close to right hip. Sensative teeth??

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Pregnant naturally after failed IVF at 39 yrs old

Hello everyone. Finally got my BFP!! Diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying 2.5 years which included 7 cycles of Femara (one miscarriage), 3 failed IUIs, 2 failed IVFs all costing well over $25,000 total...and we got pregnant naturally this cycle! I am 39 years old, baby will be due after I turn 40.

What I did different:
1. Quit my stressful job.
2. Added maca root everyday and evening primrose oil from CD 1 to ovulation. This really increased my fertile cervical mucous.
3. Did yoga everyday and tried to remain stress-free and positive.
My diet stayed the same, but wanted to mention no sugar and relatively healthy with a lot of vegetables, healthy fats and lean meats. Water only to drink besides a cup of coffee in the morning.

Ovulated CD 14 (positive opk on CD 13). We BD'd CD 12, 13, 14, 15
Everything felt different, like I had a very strong ovulation with high progesterone.

1 dpo - 8 dpo: SOOOOO hungry! I ate way more than normal. Constipated, tired, greasy hair, some acid reflux, slight bloody nose a few days, bloated
9 dpo - diarrhea, temporarily nauseous in the p.m., no more appetite (which is still the case), slight insomnia
10 dpo - tested - BFN. Tired, severe hot flash that lasted 10 minutes. Also, my boobs don't hurt at all (which on normal cycles they do since I have fibro-cystic breasts), slight insomnia.
11 dpo - tested - BFP - faint line on a FRER (6 days sooner kind)! Still tired, slight insomnia, no appetite, boobs do not hurt, slight cramping (felt more like pressure), bloating
12 dpo - line is darker, definitely a BFP, same symptoms as 11 dpo, took a 1.5 hour nap which I never do, my resting heart rate on fitbit is slowly increasing, 5 minute hot flash in the afternoon.

Hope this bean sticks!! Goodluck ladies!

BFP 11DPO after 6 months ttc #2

Been here before a couple years ago when I was trying to conceive my first, I've always found this board so helpful and oddly calming during my tww! So here's the quick background, my post from November 2014: http://www.twoweekwait.com/early-pregnancy-symptoms/bfp-13dpo-after-mmc-in-september

That pregnancy ended at 7 weeks after another miscarriage just two months before that. It would be 5 more months and 1 more miscarriage (a chemical and my third loss) before I conceived in early June of 2015. My daughter was born healthy, happy and perfect in February of 2016. We started ttc #2 in September of 2017 and have just conceived 6 cycles later in February. I was very surprised it took this long because I've always conceived relatively quickly, first ever try 3rd cycle, 2nd try 2nd cycle, 3rd try 4th cycle and 4th try 1st cycle (conceived my daughter immediately after I bled from the previous chemical pregnancy).

This round, we were "chill" but ttc'ing hard.

Symptoms (not many!) by dpo:

O'd early on cd13 (had a +opk the night before on cd12 as well and the morning of cd13)
BD'd cd 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
1dpo: couple twinges
2dpo: some more twinges and got full on sick w/ a fever
3dpo: still a bit sick but busy with my daughter's second birthday plans
4dpo: "
5dpo: "
6dpo: bit achey in the ovaries
7dpo: nothing
8dpo: slight left side ovarian twinges, crampy in pm?
9dpo: am slight nausea, pm POSSIBLY the faintest line on an hpt with a HARD tweak
10dpo: same thing, re: test -- basically a SHADOW, pm legit cramps i needed a hot water bottle for (this was a good sign for me, too far from AF for this kind of cramping)
11dpo: woke up, POAS, an actual (still faint) line i didn't need to tweak to see, yaaaaaas!

All the fingers and toes crossed for a sticky one!! Baby aspirin after a +HPT helped me carry my first baby full term so I'll be doing that again for sure.

Things I did differently this month: Amped up my acupuncture, my ND put me on a new supp to aid implantation: Wobenzym N (systemic enzymes), drank raspberry leaf tea cd3-ovulation

Full supplement list: prenatal, folate, methylated b12, vit d, zinc, fish oil, wobenzym n

GOOD LUCK !!

BFP after MC last year!

Hi everyone,

I had an early miscarriage last year where I started bleeding and cramping right in the middle of a friend's wedding we'd travelled to in Malaysia - traumatic was an understatement. I'm feeling really positive this time and hoping this one sticks. I'm just shy of 5 weeks now and it feels very different - way more symptoms and no bleeding at all so far. I know the 2ww can play havoc with your brain! So I hope this helps some of you ladies.

We BD (baby dance (sex)) on CD (cycle day) 4,6,8,10, 11, 13, 15.

Positive opk evening of CD (cycle day) 14.

1dpo - creamy cm, nothing much
2dpo - feel good, high sex drive, appetite up but want healthy food, v v tired, cold.
3dpo- tired, hungry.
4dpo - sharp little stabbing pains in uterus in morning.
5dpo - need to go to the loo way more, jelly like cm, runny nose, bumpy skin on face,hungry, cried at tv show.
6 dpo- v v tired when waking up, vivid dreams, slight pinching in lower right abdomen, creamy cm, cramps, gassy, need to go to the loo lots, v bloated, emotional, cried at tv show, cold and shivery.
7dpo (implantation?) - v sharp twinges overnight, v gassy, hot, couldn't sleep, woke up starving, burping (weird for me), almost sick this morn, napped for 3 hours (v unlike me), cold and shivery, need to wee lots, generally felt quite ill.
8dpo - nipples a bit sore, gassy, bloated, need to wee lots, vivid dreams, couldn't stomach wine (also unlike me...), hated the smell of cigarettes when I walked past someone smoking it made me gag, boiling at night.
9dpo - stomach rumbling at 6am and had to have some toast and then go back to bed, burpy, v creamy cm, need to wee lots, vivid deeams and very hot last night, dreamt of bfp, cervix has now gone high soft and closed, bloated, sore boobs, twinge of deep pain around lunchtime, tired, v hot at night.
10dpo - tired, sore boobs. Was very busy all day so didn't note many symptoms.
11dpo - tired and sore boobs. Very faint BFP (big fat positive (pregnancy test)) on ic!!!!!
12dpo - felt a bit sick, tired in morning, having to wee lots in night and day, sore boobs, darker nipples, another positive ic and CB digital (1-2 weeks) in morn, positive on FRER in pm
13dpo - woke up feeling sick, darker on FRER darker on ic, cramps.
14dpo - cramps, tired, sore boobs
15dpi - severe cramps, tired
16dpo - severe cramps
16 - bad cramps, tired
17 dpo - such a bad cold feel like death, lots creamy cm since bfp (increased a lot after 14dpo), cramps.
18dpo - FRER and ic tests gradually getting darker, v bad cramps in morning.
19dpo - very nauseous this morning, hungry, ic tests finally getting quite dark. CB digital still says 'pregnant', lots of white creamy cm.

For me the major symptoms this time were - the cramping (it felt like quick, sharp pinching before bfp and now it's like growing pains in my uterus - mainly in the evenings), lots of creamy cm, gassy, needing the loo more, cervix didn't drop and open as it usually does before AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) - it went hardish and closed around 14dpo and now at 19dpo is high soft and closed. I never had any implantation bleeding.

With my chemical, I also had a bfp at 11dpo but it was very faint and gradually faded away by 14dpo. With this one, the lines are strong and getting darker. Never as dark as control line but def increasing. Also, with my chemical my only symptom was burning nibbles for 2 days and literally nothing else. This time I haven't had that at all. They do say every pregnancy is different!

I hope this helps someone and baby dust to you all! Keep your fingers crossed for a sticky bean for me xxx

Natural BFP after 16 months!

This is my second time posting here, the first one was a chemical. After a second chemical and a few months later, here I am again!
I hope this may help people with long and irregular cycles: I've had cycles ranging from 29 to 61 days, completely unpredictable, a few anovulatory.

Vitex Agnus Castus made them 32-34 days long and regular! It did not work that well until I took the right dose, I needed 1000mg twice per day. I am not suggesting it's the right dose for everyone, but if Vitex's kinda working for you but not quite, then it may be a good idea to up the dose.

Main symptom was light cramps from 7dpo onwards. I had it with my chemical pregnancy too, but it lasted a lot longer this time. Also, very dry after ovulation which is unusual for me.

1-6 dpo - Sore boobs, but I always get them after ov, so not a symptom
7 dpo - Light cramps, different than AF cramps and very similar to the ones I had with my chemical.
8 dpo - Cramps, mild nausea (not sure if it was pregnancy related)
9/10 dpo - Cramps, stark white BFN, feeling low
11 dpo - An invisible line on a cheapie, tested with a FRER and the faintest line appeared! BFP
12 dpo - Fearing another chemical, IC BFN, FRER super faint line, clear BFP on a 20mUI test
13 dpo - Finally a good line on a FRER, digi says 1-2 weeks pregnant! Starting to believe it now.

As a side note, expensive test claiming to have high sensitivity are really not that reliable. I got a very good line on a 20mUI test, unknown brand, while 12.5mUI FRER was almost invisible and the 10mUI IC was stark white!

Hope this one sticks and good luck to everyone!

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