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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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 22 months, short luteal phase and Endo

I have been TTC for 22 months. I am 37 and started when I felt pressure to have a second at 35. I have endometriosis, hypothyroid, gastroparesis, as well as a short luteal phase which doctors kind of ignored and went straight to the I word. I can’t possibly do that bc of money. Anyway I have to say I had a feeling from the day I ovulated. Everything changed from the first day which was so different from my first pregnancy when I had no idea. I wanted to post this here because I stalked this site so many times but also because I Know the reason I got pregant and I think it may help others. I USED VITEX THIS CYCLE AND GOT PREGANT THE FIRST TRY AFTER 22 months, an endometriosis diagnosis and a short luteal phase (8-10 days). I took a risk because I know many people have had miscarriages on it but I have found enough reliable info for me that I was willing to try it. I will continue it to the end of the first trimester. I found information that explained that a short luteal phase is likely due to low progesterone and that is what the vitex helps! My O showed up four days early! So people who have miscarriages from it often actually have it from stopping (and therefore dropping progesterone) and not just from being on it. I know this got me pregnant so it’s a big step further than I was able to do without it. That being said, I got symptoms starting the day I ovulated. I chalked it up to the rise in progesterone from the vitex, which it may have been. There’s no way to tell bc I got pregnant the first cycle on it so I have nothing to compare it to.
1 dpo twitching in uterus like an eye twitch. Very annoying. Uterus felt hard. Belly very bloated. Lots of ovary cramping.
2 dpo- current: headaches and two migraines (these usually only happen during period) dizzy spells, emotional, feeling weepy occasionally. Cramps, ovary pain. Very slight tingling boobs on outside edge only. Nauseous all the time. Extremely forgetful and mixing things up.
9 dpo I woke up to a very pregnant looking belly and was like wtf if I’m not pregnant I need to stop eating at all. It’s also very hard like down low where your uterus is. I swear this began the very first day after the positive OPK. I have gained four pounds in a week. Got BFP THIS MORNING. Very dark in under a minute. The test looked different right away.
That’s it ladies. Try that vitex just don’t go right off it bc your progesterone will drop!

BFP after Surprise Late Ovulation!

We have been using FAM for contraception, and I've always been pretty regular so there was rarely any guessing as to my fertile phases.

I had been taking my BBT every morning for months on end, but it was stressing me out because I would obsess over every single little dip or rise in my charts. So, with my husband's blessing, I gave up on temping a few months ago and relied solely on other ovulation cues: EWCM and ovulation pain-- both of which are regular indicators for me...

...until THIS MONTH! I could have sworn I'd ovulated right on time, around CD 13. I had several days of copious EWCM and some very noticeable ovulation pain. Usually, these symptoms clear up suddenly as soon as ovulation is done. But in this month's case...I started getting clear, slick CM each day, beginning around CD 16. (Weird because I usually dry up right after ovulation). But it wasn't enough like true EWCM to raise my suspicions too much. And, I reasoned with myself, hadn't I already CLEARLY ovulated this month? Meh, it's fine, it's probably some weird fluke. [We resumed daily unprotected DTD around this time as well!]

But on the night of CD 20 I started having what were unmistakably ovulation-like pains on my right side...followed by some very obvious EWCM the next morning. After doing some slightly panicked research online, I realized that my body just might have "geared up" for ovulation at the normal time this month, and then failed to actually follow through with it, until now.

Oo boy.

So I started tracking my symptoms by DPO, based on this new estimated ovulation date (either CD 20 or 21):

CD 22: 1/2 dpo:
- some right side pain
- a few tiny left side pains (!)
- gob of gummy/stretchy CLEAR cm
- slick clear thin cm
- In the evening: out of nowhere my left knee joint started really hurting.

CD 23: 2/3 dpo:
- dry cm
- slept restlessly
- angry
- craving sugar
- fleeting vague crampiness
- moody
- my stomach got super knotted-up and nauseated tonight during a discussion about vaccinations with my husband. This felt like anxiety but was really weird because it’s been a while since I’ve felt anxiety nausea about anything.
- pounding heartbeat tonight
- made cupcakes from a mix because I was craving them

CD 24: 3/4 dpo:
- still dry cm
- woke up with heart still pounding — didn’t feel particularly anxious about anything though
- assorted abdominal zings and pings
- nausea this evening before dinner
- Heart palpitations and nausea and chills after DTD tonight --- DTD was also painful internally.

CD 25: 4/5 dpo:
- cm is wetter, kind of milky (in AM)
- then cm dried up again
- Crampy legs and abdomen this morning, like typical vague PMS crampiness
- Stabbing left boob pain this morning for a while
- felt a bit dizzy/spacey early afternoon, while simultaneously (and suddenly) a bit nauseated. This passed.
- stabbing/throbbing and significant pain near right hip bone late tonight, this lasted a few minutes and MIGHT have been just gas since I was having other gas pains around that time. [I think now this might have been implantation!]
- bought a bag of sour Skittles and ate half of it late tonight (the other half in the morning)
- lower right back feels “cricky” and it feels good to stretch it

CD 26: 5/6 dpo:
- misophonia/irritability/frustration in high swing (a typical PMS symptom for me)
- some crampiness
- cm still basically dry as a bone, saw a tiny tiny bit of yellowish-green mucus, which is also not unusual for me
- some mild heartburn
- vertigo while sitting down and working very still at my desk
- somewhat gassy
- anxiety and OCD flaring up

CD 27: 6/7 dpo:
- right uterine pinging pains for a while this morning — this has happened before so not too special
- CM is picking up. Got a noticeable piece of stringy white stuff this morning — this has also happened multiple times at this point in the cycle in past months, not special
- also got multiple noticeable fingertip-fuls of white creamy cm (finger to cervix)
- Intermittent abdominal cramping
- Mood is somewhat better.
- A bit of mild heartburn
- A few left boob stabbing pains
- basically began sobbing happy tears just listening to sweet love songs while looking at photos of my husband and me, and crying because I love him so much (haha)
- Convinced AF was on the way. Horrible "pre-cramping" in my abs, back, and legs tonight, and I feel like crap.
- Several minutes of heart palpitations late tonight, really bothersome and concerning

A new baby is coming!

I promised myself that I would write a message if I did get pregnant because reading the BFP stories gave me hope that it could happen to me.

So I just got my +++ yesterday after over a year and a half trying to conceive. My husband had a vasovasostomy in May 2015 after having a vasectomy for 9 years. I am 38 years old. I was trully starting to believe that it would not happen.

Here is a list of the symptoms that I had, starting at DPO6:

DPO6: My breasts were heavy and sensitive;
DPO7: I had a feeling of pinching in my ovaries, I was very tired and my breasts were still sore;
DPO8: I felt like I was having fever, I was tired and my breasts were sore;
DPO9: Same as DPO8;
DPO10: Still having chills all the time, I had intense dreams during the night and I woke up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night;
DPO11: I had chills, I had a bit of cramps in my uterus, I thought I was going to have my periods;
DPO12: Feel more sensitive, my breasts are still sore, extremely vivid dreams;
DPO13: I had menstrual cramps, I was certain that I was not pregnant and that my periods were going to start imminently;
DPO14: Still had menstrual cramps, but no bleeding. My breasts are still sensitive and I feel a bit tired;
DPO15: Strange feeling in what I think was close to my left ovary. Still have small cramps and when I push on my belly towards my uterus, it feels a bit painfull and heavy. I had diarhea in the afternoon.

I decided to go by a test during the afternoon, and I could not believe what I saw. I am pregnant and so happy !!!

Good luck to all. :-)

Finally me!

So I have to say thank Jesus! I know it’s because of him my 10 month infertility has come to an end.

I know that may not seem like a long time but after the doctor told me I didn’t really have a chance a getting pregnant I knew I had to talk to a higher power i.e. God!

Cd 21: Dreamed I was at the doctor 38 weeks pregnant.
Cd:23 Me and DH did the BD
OD: I ovulated
1DPO: I felt hot! I guess this was a temp rise due to ovulation.
2DPO: nausea and watery CM
3DPO: Indegestion/ Heartburn, watery CM
4DPO: very hungry
5DPO: BFN (I originally thought I ovulated the week before.
6DPO: started Vitex so period should start. (I had been having issues with having a period).
7DPO: Vitex & red raspberry leaf (RRL) tea, very hungry, hot, tired, light cramps here and there.
8DPO: Vitex, RRL Tea, tender breast, watery cm, easily irritated, hungry, hot
9DPO: Vitex, hungry, sore nipples, watery CM, exhausted, easily irritated, more cramps
10DPO: Vitex, went and looked back at chart since period still hadn’t come (it only took 3 days of Vitex to start it last time). Watery cm, tired, very hungry.
11DPO: Vitex, RRL tea, ate ALL DAY! I couldn’t get full! I worked from our office break room so I could eat all day, tired, watery cm, breast tender, nipples sore, dull lower back pain on right side.
12DPO: Woke up to pee at 6am. I prayed and told God please let this be it! BFP on FRER and Walmart 88 cents text!!!!

I am 30 soon to be 31 in 3 months!!!

BFP at 13dpo

I signed up just to share this with y'all because this site has helped me through the last 4 cycles.
Here are my symptoms by dpo:
O day: nothing special except emotional. Worried the donor will be unable to donate tonight. (It worked out, but later than I wanted)
1-7: sore boobs, emotional, heightened sense of smell. Nipples felt hot or moist.
8dpo: super dizzy every time I get up, this never happens unless I'm pregnant. Took a test, BFN. Cried, went to bed.
9dpo: woke up starving. No other symptoms.
10dpo: still dizzy, super hungry, a little heartburn in the pm.
11dpo: sore boobs, especially on the left. Heartburn. Endless appetite. SO TIRED.
12dpo: Decided to take a test when my wife got home. At the 3 minute mark it was blank, looked again at 4 minutes and saw a faint line. Thought I was out for the month but I saved the test.
13dpo: Took a test as soon as I woke up, not FMU because I got up in the middle of the night to pee. Another line at 4 minutes. Starting to get excited but also unsure if these are evap lines.
5pm: (12 hours later) Take a FRER as soon as the wife gets home, BFP in 30 seconds! CUE CRYING.
14DPO: Woke at 4 am to pee, took another test because I had a dream I wasn't really pregnant. POSITIVE. ❤❤❤

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Wow - 1st Month TTC BFP

I promised myself I would post here once I got my BFP since I STALKED this thread during my TWW. Just yesterday I got my first BFP after this being our first month of trying, my fingers are crossed all is well. I hate writing TMI, I never really understand it, so forewarning, I'm not writing it. We're all here to get the down and dirty, nothing is TMI. I'm writing exactly what I wrote to myself on FF.
I ovulated on CD16 of a usually 30-32 day cycle
We BD Monday, Wednesday, Thursday(O Day), Friday

CD16 - O day & :) on OPK
1 DPO - Negative OPK
2 DPO - Nothing - temp down below coverline, fallback rise?
3 DPO - Diarrhea (maybe that's dramatic, soft stool) - from hot dogs maybe? Woke up again at 11 with same thing. Very painful gas pains - doubled over. very mild cramps - maybe in my head or maybe gas pains. Felt very short stint of light headed / dizziness earlier in the day
4 DPO - Bottom of right boob is kind of sore - nothing crazy, confused as I'm almost positive they never hurt THIS soon before AF - dull uterus pain - heightened sense of smell in PM briefly, but never returned after - can’t sleep - CRAVED Poke bowl at night (dreaming of our honeymoon in Hawaii and couple months ago)
5 DPO - Woke up with dry mouth. Still mild tender boobs. Barely anything - creamy CM
6 DPO - Temp in the house was lower - maybe effected my temp today? Went down slightly - creamy CM
Marking down that boobs still tender but they’re still only moderately tender on the sides. Not even up my armpit. PM cramps, gas pains, diahrrea (again maybe dramatic, soft stool). Didn't eat anything out of the norm. Gagged when taking pills this morning.
7 DPO - mildly tender boobs still maybe not as bad? Mild cramps again
Gagged taking pills this morning - creamy CM
Abs HURT - maybe from pushing so hard when I had an upset stomach? Feels like I did 100 sit ups.
Dull pain in uterus briefly
8 DPO - Boobs still mildly tender - a little more than before
Vivid dreams last night - creamy CM
Got dizzy briefly in afternoon during a meeting. Light headed like, woah!
Mild quick cramping
Teeth hurt when chewing
Swollen gums on right side? What the heck?
Feel starving a lot sooner between meals
Irritable at lunch time
9 DPO - Legs feel on fire like human furnace but not hot to touch
dull uterine pain - creamy CM
Ate Portillos - went right through me literally pooped my pants (que lmao)
EXTREME hunger in the pm
Tightness in chest
Peed in the middle of the night last night
Nipples look bigger
Boobs more tender
had VIVID dream that I got a BFP
Nipples seem to always be erect

10 DPO - Right uterine pain when got up too fast
Watery CM
*Took HPT in the AM, no line
Took another at 3 PM - faintest line ever on a clinical guard
Took a digital and FRER, confirmed positive.

First month trying (me - 27 DH - 30) - but this is what we did and what I took -
-Preseed (can never hurt )
- Baby aspirin, Vitamin D, Prenatal with Folate not Folic Acid, Allegra, Apple Cider Vinegar Pills, Super Enzyme Vitamin
-Temped vaginally and logged in FF, although this seemed to get my hopes down more than up with my temps. I would've stopped after confirmed O day was logged if I did it all over again

*Going for a Blood Test after work today, and I pray this isn't a chemical or ectopic and all is well
Good luck and baby dust to all - I am attaching the Clinical Guard I took that was the faintest positive, I thought it was an evap. Don't lose hope ladies!

A year for #2! Thought I was out!

We were approaching over a year of TTC #2 with no fertility issues documented. It was my 2nd cycle on Femara and 1st cycle seeing an RE.

CD7- First visit with RE. Got an HSG to check tubes. They were clear. Husband has sperm analysis and he was also clear.

CD12- Follicle scan. Had one HONKER of a follicle (24mm) so they went ahead and triggered me to ovulate.

CD13- Painful ovulation.


10DPO- Red spotting. This is normal for me before AF. Thought I was out.

11DPO- Dry, brown spotting. Back had acne ALL over it. Boobs were blue and veiny. Spinach and artichoke dip smell was intense and I made my husband throw it away.

12DPO- No spotting. BFN negative on Amazon cheapie. Tired. Bloating. Couldnt get enough to drink.

13DPO- BFP on Amazon cheapie and digital!!!

First Time TTC BFP!

This is my boyfriend and I's first time ttc. So I thought that I was going crazy when I was having symptoms so early after our first time, I thought I was just symptom spotting. On Christmas my boyfriend and I decided that we were ready to have a child. My estimated ovulation was the 28th. Now this may or may not be accurate because I have never really tracked my cycles before, a lot of times my periods came a few days early or a few days late, so I never really cared to track them, I just kind of went with it (and I never really ever had a reason to). So the ovulation date I am using is just my estimate based on the date I had my period in December. We DD on Christmas, the 28th, 31st, and 1st, just in case my ovulation was later than expected.

1-3 dpo: Slight cramps, almost like period cramps, but not quite as harsh. They were just kind of irritating
4-7 dpo: EXHAUSTED. On New Years Eve I woke up at 6 a.m. and ended up staying up until 6 a.m. on New Years Day and then only slept for like 4 hours, so I assumed when I took a 6 hour nap later that evening it was because I just hadn't gotten enough sleep. But the next few days afterwards I was still getting between 8-12 hours of sleep a night, but when I woke up, I was still exhausted. This is extremely unusual for me considering I usually sleep very poorly.
8-10dpo: I didn't really have any symptoms between 8-10dpo.
11-14dpo: Sore boobs. My boobs usually get sore the week before AF, so I didn't think much about it. They were mostly just tender to the touch, again nothing unusual. I was also extremely emotional and moody (coming from my boyfriend) Which is also not really uncommon the week before my period. At this point I just decided to wait to see if AF came instead of testing, because I was convinced AF was right around the corner and I didn't want to be disappointed.
14-18dpo: My boobs were extremely sore. I could barely move without complaining about them, at this point I knew something was off with my body because they had never felt like this before, even before and during AF. For a regular 28 day cycle AF was due on 15 dpo and she didn't show up, but as I said, I knew my day of ovulation could have been slightly off so I was going to give it until the end of the week to see if AF showed up.
19 dpo: BFP!!! I couldn't wait until the end of the week because I was just too tired of waiting, so I had my boyfriend pick up some tests on the way home from work and I took them around 6 p.m. I used the digital kind so I couldn't convince myself there were two lines if there really wasn't. Both came up "pregnant" in like a minute.
20 dpo: Took a third test this morning with same "pregnant" result!

Wow Prayers Work! Don’t Give Up, Pray To God!

Hello everyone my name is Kaiyla and for a looking time I been trying to have a baby, to be honest ever since I lost my virginity at 18. I had a boyfriend (my girls for 2 1/2) years, we ended. Then I met my EX James and we were engaged and together for 3 years unfortunately I had a abortion and a miscarriage with him.... I then met my soulmate, my husband :)

My husband and I have been together for only 6 months and married for 2 months! It was turkey love at first site! Him and I been trying to get pregnant for 3 months and NOTHING! I would do everything! I even was so desperate I started watching infertility YouTube videos and desperately trying to find answers!

I figured since I’m in perfect health and 23 years old I shouldn’t have any issues with conceiving!, I began buying natural fertility herbs with my cycles. Viitex, Macao roots, natural progesterone cream, raw prenatals, prenatal DHA, and digital and cheapie OPKs

Finally 3 months of trying I got sore achy boobs and at 8-9dpo I got faint lines and a Official BFP at 10 DPO!

Here’s some by DPO symptoms

1DPO-5DPO hot temp between 97.88-97.99
Left pelvic pain tender breast , school glue cm, neg hpt

6DPO-11DPO HOT TEMP!, cramps Cervix closed and firm

12FPO POS HPT AT 8:50 vomiting

In Shock! BFP @ 10DPO

I apologize in advance, this is going to be a long post. All of these BFP stories have gotten me through many TWWs so I had to pay it back! DH and I have one DS (11y/o) and have been TTC #2 for 15 months. We got a BFP in June 2017 which ended in miscarriage at 7w5d. We took a couple months off to recoup and started TTC again in October. My cycles are pretty regular 30-32 days with ovulation on CD 16/17. I use the Ovia App and CM to track ovulation, and this is the second month that I have also been tracking my BBT. I have been taking prenatal vitamins throughout the whole TTC journey, and started a regular workout schedule about 3 months ago (I am average weight but I wasn't very healthy/active).

DH and I did the BD every other day from CD 10 - CD 20 to make sure we covered every possible fertile day. Also, I ate pineapple core everyday from O Day to today (10DPO). Iv'e read online that eating pineapple core helps with implantation and I figured it couldn't hurt to try, maybe it helped! This TWW has not been much different from all the others but here are my symptoms by DPO:

CD 17- O Day - BD
- Tingling sensation in bbs

- No symptoms

- White/creamy/stretchy CM
- Gassy

- Watery CM
- Tired at work
- Sore bbs at the gym during workout

- Watery CM
- Twinges in abdominal area when standing up too fast
- Strange warm feeling in my stomach (IDK how else to explain it, it just felt warm)

- Creamy/wet CM, constant wet feeling
- Random twinges of pain in bbs throughout the day
- Pain on right side of lower abdomen
- Weird warm feeling in stomach again
- Dizzy/lightheaded in PM, lasted a few minutes

- White/creamy/thicker CM
- Stuffy nose/Cold symptoms when waking but gone before I got to work
- Dull ache in lower abdomen
- Dizzy/lightheaded in PM again

- Creamy/white CM
- nipple soreness

- CM disappeared
- Nipple soreness
- Gassy

- Still no CM, started feeling out this month
- Dizzy/lightheaded during PM workout

- Creamy/stretchy/yellowish/snot-like CM (gross sorry!)
- Woke up and felt dizzy/lightheaded when trying to get out of bed. (Being dizzy/lightheaded is not normal for me)
- Remembered I had a 2 pack of FRER tests that I was saving for a time when AF was finally late! I normally don't test early because I HATE seeing BFN's, but the dizzy spells were really making me wonder so I took the test even though I knew it was too early. I was brushing my teeth and barely glanced at the test because I just knew it was going to be a BFN, but it was positive! It was a faint positive, but definitely positive, not even a squinter! Two Lines!! BFP @ 10DPO w/FMU on a FRER!

I am still in total shock, it just doesn't feel real yet. I am going to tell DH when he gets home from work today. It is still very early but I am so happy! Fingers crossed for a sticky bean!! Good luck and baby dust to you all!