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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.

Naturally after 10 months of ttc at 41 years old.

We've been ttc for 10 months. Finally on the 10th month I was about to give up because he is 41 and I am 40 but it was our month! I started taking prenatal vitamins 6 months ago and 50mg of B6 3 months ago. We also ordered the proven OPK strips 3 months ago. We were doing the deed every day and this month we did every other day at night so I could go to sleep and not get up to pee. I feel this was the trick! I also lowered carbs and lost 7lbs.
1-4 DPO Nothing!
5 DPO nipples tingle (normal). Huge glob of creamy white discharge. I am usually dry.
6 DPO had a dizzy spell in the evening before bed. I almost fell over and even grabbed onto the wall.
7 DPO flutters in stomach, like butterflies when you feel excited.
8 DPO cramps like AF is coming. Even felt wet and checked. Nothing. Took test and negative but I thought I seen a line. No one else could see it. Had a meltdown first thing in the morning. Felt moody and cried a lot. Went for walk and felt heaviness in lower pelvic.
9 DPO woke and had breast pain on the sides and major nipple tingling. At this point in cycle I never have the tingles. I always spot on this day too and NO spotting. Took test because I just felt pregnant and had a faint positive! Will check again in morning. Lots of bloating and gas. Sharp pains on right side.
10 DPO BFP! Woke with nipples tingling, heavy boobs, and morning sickness! I never have morning sickness this early in the game. Lots of gas.
11 DPO morning sickness again. Heaviness in lower pelvic and low back pain. Some acne. OCD I think I'm already nesting. Mood swings and crying easy. Feel like AF is going to start but we know I'm pregnant. Just shows how much it resembles PMS!!!! Mild indigestion. Bloated and gas.
12 DPO bloated and gas! Irritable and weepy. Pelvic feels flexed. Fatigue! Mild indigestion. Breasts feel heavy and big. Took another test just to be sure....BFP. First appointment tomorrow.
13 DPO Insomnia last night. Headache, light headed, and gas! Went to doctor and said uterus is enlarged. Maybe this is part of the bloating. Feeling less sick today.
14 DPO Fatigue! Still bloated. Heaviness down low. Lots of lower backache and twinges. Hungry! I can smell everything! I usually spot and I had no spotting this month at all!

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1st Month TTC BFP 12 DPO

Conceived 1st baby by surprise. As did my mom with her 4 and his mom with her 2. So we know God has very much blessed us both to be very fertile. We decided to try for #2 and got pregnant immediately! THANK YOU GOD! So there is hope out there ladies! God LOVES babies!

Cycles: regular 24/25 days Ovulation: day 10 I typically ovulate early in my cycle.
And let me say I knew immediately I was pregnant as I get no ovulation or early AF symptoms. So every thing was out of the ordinary

CD 1-6: AF
CD 7-8: BD both days
CD 10 O DAY: BD, decreased appetite, nausea, cm ew, knew I was prego
1 DPO: BD, cramps, nausea, decreased appetite, cm ew
2-4 DPO: increased appetite, tender breasts, nausea, cm dry (VERY unusual)
5 DPO: same as above but add VERY moody
6-7 DPO: same as above but add hot, clearer skin, and frequent urination
8 DPO: same as above but add tingling in uterus for few seconds and increased thirst
9 DPO: same as above but add sharp stabbing 10-15 second pain in right uterus side. Followed by tingling/ pulsing in birth canal/ vagine throughout the rest of the day. Brown discharge in evening. Sensitive teeth, headache
10 DPO: yellow plug-like mucus when wiped once. Frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, moody, cm still dry
11 DPO: small bright spotting once, midday urine very faint positive
12 DPO: morning urine faintish BFP

I hope this encourages you ladies as I read and scrolled these pages during my 2 ww. I bless you all with God's perfect timing and peace. I bless you with love and joy. And I bless you with healing for those of you needing it. Carrying babies is a blessing that I bless you all to know.

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BFP in 30's after triphasic and no spotting (and lots of prayers:))

Hi everyone I honestly cannot believe I get to post one of these. Just got my bfp today at 14 dpo. Today was the first day I tested. My first doctor's appointment is tomorrow.

DH and I have been trying for about 6 months. We are absolutely over the moon! Don't lose hope ladies! It will happen for you!

This month I used the clear blue 4 peak days OPK, pre-seed and bbt tracking. We BD'd all 4 days pre O, and day of O, and two days after (phew). My biggest signs were being triphasic (unmistakably and not spotting).

Day of O-abundant EWCM (unusual for me) so we didn't use pre seed. Otherwise we always use PS.
1dpo-nothing but the usual temp surge post O
2dpo-nothing
3dpo-nothing-usually by this point I start to have twinges in my bbs and under arms-nothing so far
4dpo-nothing
5dpo-bbs very very slightly tender.
6po-bbs same
7dpo-cried and cried watching the Manchester relief concert-totally OTT. Slight temp dip.
8dpo-quick sharp pain behind belly button for a moment. Bbs same-perhaps slightly more tender. Strangely the tender feeling seems to come and go and be localized to one area then move to another.
9dpo-surge UP in temp by .6 degrees bbs same
10dpo-even higher surge and my usual spotting hasn't started. Starting to be cautiously optimistic.
11dpo-temps still up bbs getting more sore but pain moving around and seems to be on outside often. Extreme amount of blue veins.
12dpo-FF tells me chart is possibly triphasic. Bbs same. I feel so great and happy compared to my usual Pms. I'm dancing and singing around the apartment. Haha.
13dpo-temps still up all other symptoms same
14 dpo-broken capillaries on bbs and they are HUGE. Temp still up. I fold and test at lunch at work and nice fast strong BFP!!!!

I have never ever felt happier in my life. Last thing is that I am a scientist by trade (I'm actually a PhD and teach university) so I don't hold much for religion etc but this month I prayed like I used to when I was a kid. I asked God for help and guidance with this journey and I just started feeling so calm. I knew whatever happened I would be okay. I thank God and the universe for this beautiful gift. I've decided I can be a scientist AND believe in something beyond the physical.

All of my very very best wishes and prayers to you TTC girls. Xo

BFP at 5 weeks and 6 days PCOS

Wow! Where do I start lol!!

This BFP wasn't planned and I'm still in shock!

I have pcos so you can imagine what a relief it is but at the same time I know when I ovulate because I control my diet and take nutritional stuff which has helped me lose weight and regulate my periods.. and I was off by a couple days last month.. I've only got back with my ex We was together 7 years ago and we've only been together for a couple of months but everything is mixed emotions atm.

I used to stalk this page when me and my last partner was trying, didn't get pregnant once in that relationship lol, so you can imagine how excited I am to be posting my own BFP story.

Let's get to the symptoms :)

For starters I didn't even know I was pregnant I thought I was just having a funny month but it got to it being 2 weeks late.

I had my usual Pms symptoms except by night sweats I get 3/4 nights before my period starts which never happened and this always happened.

I do normally get metal mouth before O and just before my period but this time the metal mouth was constant.

I stared getting twinges and cramps on my left near ovary and then it made its way to the middle and now it's all over but I only get them about 4 times a day and lasts 1 min.

So today I am 6 weeks and found out yesterday.
2 weeks ago I started to get hungry literally after eating my dinner is was ridiculous but it's calmed a bit now ha!

My emotions have been everywhere my partner is getting the brunt of it poor man.

My boobs have only started to become super sore over this week and my nipples!!

When me and my partner was having sexy time he said to me why is the stuff inside you like glue lol.

Insomnia has become apparent over the PST few nights now.

I can smell a McDonald's from miles away lmao!

I've started to get hot and sweaty over the past few days too.

Sorry everything's not in order, I haven't wrote anything down and I'm literally going off the top of my head..

I'll add more symptoms when I get more haha

Good luck for all of you twoweekwaiters x

Ps.. get a clear blue, those strip cheap tests have hardly any dye in them sometimes... the strip one was taken today xx

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My first BPF ever at 36yo - 10DPO with Spotting. Vitex and Raspberry Leaf tea helped!

I am psyched to be sitting here now typing my story, after reading so many of yours, looking for some comfort, support and hope. After trying for one year, it finally happened. On our first wedding anniversary! We started trying on our wedding night a year ago, but we also started learning about all of this at the same time you know, I have never tracked my cycles before or worried about different types of CM, fertile window, ovulation day or anything like it.
I was very worried because I have suffered from incapacitating cramps since I was 16, and to make it worst, for the past couple of years, I have been spotting almost every day after Ovulation day until my period arrived. Reading thru all these sites and fertility apps community posts, I learned about VITEX and MACA and how they naturally help regulate your cycles and hormones. I bought them both at Amazon and started taking them right away, 3 Vitex capsules every morning and 2 Maca. After a few week I started having excruciating stomachaches and after googling around I found that the type of Maca I was taking was the wrong one because it was raw, and you are supposed to take one that has been cooked, sort of say. So I stopped taking the Maca and the pain went away immediately. So I only took the Maca for a few weeks. I did however continue taking the Vitex. I started in December and here's the magic ladies: The spotting stopped! In March to be exact, my period ended and I didn't spot until 3 days before my next cycle, started with that brown spotting that would signal that my period was near. April and May were even better, I only spotted a little just 2 days before my period. The cramps also improved, being less painful!
I stopped taking Vitex in April because I ran out and didn't buy anymore, I guess because I was doing so much better. Well, I got my first BFP ever! the next month!!! We BD 3 days in my fertile window, before O day, and according to my Wondfos OPKs and CM, I am sure I ovulated on May 27, on our first wedding anniversary!
So, if you are spotting or have irregular cycles, I would definitely recommend to read about Vitex! Also Raspberry Leaf Tea because I have been taking it from time to time and specially before my period came and I believe that it was a combination of both.
Anyway, I haven't had many symptoms and I actually been feeling great! Here's the breakdown by day:

CD1: May 11
FW according to Ovia App: May 22-May 27

CD12: Brown spotting (I always spot a tiny bit two days in the middle of my cycle) only when I wiped
CD13: Brown spotting (only when I wiped) - School glue CM
CD14: BD
CD15: BD and a tiny string of pink spotting mixed with CM when I wiped. *Positive OPK
CD16: BD -Eggwhite CM and 2nd Positive OPK
CD17: A tiny bit again of pink spotting, EWCM and feeling happy because it was our anniversary! We went on a hiking trip for the weekend, this was the first day. *This was the last day of FW and also the last day I had EWCM so I'll mark this as O day.

Was convinved we were out this month.

I'm 34 my DH is 40. I have one child to a previous relationship he is almost 15. DH has two children to a previous relationship 12 & 13.
We started ttc last year 2016 but after 8 failed months and 1MC we decided to take a break. We didn't BD at all for about 5 months. We concentrated on us and having fun, we both started to feel a bit happier again and after the DH 40th birthday I said we'd try again. Our first month trying after a break and we got our bfp.
I have a very regular and to a tee cycle. Every 28/29 days and it will last 4/5 days. My leutal phase is around 12days. I also use the ovia App.
Af arrived 13th May 2017 & finished 17th May 2017.
CD 9- we BD as I'd read with a regular cycle it's possible to ovulate on CD12. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 11- we BD again just in case I ovulate early. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 14- Text book ovulation!! Little sticky ewcm. We BD again. I also read today that u cannot go by text book ovulation. We are all different. U may ovulate on CD 9 one month and CD 18 the next month. Going to buy opks.
CD 15- clear liquidy ewcm. BD again. Opk low on lh surge but it's there.
CD 16- BD again just in case. Ewcm present still.
CD 17- OPK peak plenty of ewcm. No BD. Ovia gave me an extra fertile day window so we're going to use it. Thank you ovia.
CD 18- we BD again as taking full advantage of the extra window. EWCM and loads of it. I'm logging my ovulation day as CD 17/18. If it hadn't of been for opks we would have stopped before CD 16. Probably why were failing in 2016.
1-3 dpo flutters in tummy very strange. Creamy cm a little clumpy. Feeling tired.
4-8 dpo- Twinges in right uterus and very mild af cramps. A lot of creamy lotion like cm which is not like me I usually dry up within 2days of fertile window finishing. Very tired just want to sleep. Strange cos I'm an insomniac.
9 dpo- creamy lotion type cm. Af type cramping on n off. Twinges in right uterus. Was sorting washing , folding clothes and walking from room to room and suddenly a pang in right uterus. I had to stop and lay down. It lasted for 20 mins and I couldn't sit up till it passed. IMPLANTATION? I hope so.
10 dpo- Creamy lotion cm. Af style cramps on n off. Caved and took a PG test as pretty sure I felt IMPLANTATION yesterday. BFN I know I know far to early lol tut tut on my part hahaaa ;)
11dpo- creamy lotion cm. Af cramping but she is due today. Af cramps are more extreme but not constant like they usually are. I don't usually get AF cramping until day of af so this is consistent with my cycle. Af cramping at 4dpo and onwards is not normal for me. Secretly hoping she is going to stay away.
12 dpo- 1 day late for a 28day cycle but CD 29 today so AF cramps I'm feeling could be her gearing up :( I'm pretty convinced we are out. My back and tummy is feeling like I'm going to be in full AF soon. I if she coming I wish she would just hurry up so we can try next month. Going to get pre seed for next month.
12 DPO- still no Ad but feeling like she coming. I'm in for tattoo tomorrow so think best to take a test again. Tesco cheapie and I'm pretty sure I can see a faint line. Got my negative from other day to compare and can Defo see a faint line. Even the DH and DS can see it. DH gone to get clear blue. Brewed my wee for a few hour's. 4hrs to be exact and peed on clear blue. Can see a faint positive a lot clearer than Tesco cheapie but I'm still not convinced. Af feels like she going to arrive still any second.
13dpo- FIRST URINE OF DAY. Can't believe it. It's as clear as day and a very strong BFP. We are well chuffed. Went to drs today to confirm. They took a blood test but said clear blue very accurate they just wanted to check for hcg level. Get results tomorrow. Also had my first bout of sickness. Vomiting not nice yellow and bile sorry tmi also had a very high metallic taste in mouth. Yuk didn't like that lol.
14dpo- Today, still feeling very tired. Af cramping on n off. Feeling nausea and very Hungary. Saying that , it's been a bit of a sign hunger. I never eat breakfast or lunch but from 4dpo I been waking up with full blown hunger and could eat everything in sight lol. We are still very excited and hoping we have a very happy healthy 9months. We are very thankful for opks and ovia App. Without them we'd still be thinking ovulation on CD 14. I was quite amazed that ovulation can be so hit n miss each month. We also learned that it's possible to be very fertile during your menstrual cycle and that's why women will get an lh surge two days after period finished. I also had tension in my head every day since 1dpo and at 10 dpo I had niggling pain in shoulder like I slept funny. I've ended up with this again today at 14dpo. Our body is a wonderful mysterious place. Here's to a sticky bean. Baby dust to all :) x

BFP at 9 dpo after Mirena removal. Yeast infection, first sign!

My husband and I were TTC #1 for us and #7 for our family (we were the real Brady Bunch with 3 children each when we met! Haha). Also: yeah we're nuts. Our other children are older for the most part. I had my IUD removed at the end of February so it took us 3 cycles to conceive. We are both 33.
During my two week wait I wondered if I was going insane because I read so many stories about having no symptoms and I had almost all of them! Haha.

I usually have a 29 day cycle, extremely regular. I didn't have a period at all while I had the IUD. We only BD on CD 11/12 in my fertile period. We didn't use any meds or supplements, but I did take a prenatal since we were trying and I've read folic acid is best in advance.

CD 13: O day according to OPK's and a temp spike the next day. I also was bloated and had o pain.
1 dpo: I still had watery cm but my cp was high and already starting to close. I had cramping and tender breasts, which is normal for me after O.
2-4 dpo: I had a yeast infection for the first time in years and thought that's strange...the last time I had a yeast infection I was *gasp* pregnant! So I googled it and found a ton of stories about women having this sign before implantation even because of the rise in estrogen! Tried to stay realistic but couldn't help but think I'm definitely pregnant, haha. I also continued with the sore breasts and cramping, normal.
5 dpo: I had looked up what was safe to take during pregnancy and saw monistat externally is fine so I picked some up. Strangely, my yeast infection cleared up on its own before I even used this! My cm went to lotion like and yellow but no more itching or discomfort or clumpy like discharge. Also I had the slightest tinge of pink at one point but I had read that yeast infections can cause spotting because of the irritation so I didn't think much of it because I thought it was too early for implantation. Still crampy and tired. My bbs had a milk let down feeling but no pain or swelling.
6 dpo: Milk let down feeling. Cm was not much and watery. Cp was mid firm and closed. I had a stuffy nose, was tired, emotional, and my bbs started becoming sore but not bad at all. I was bloated and so hungry. That lasted from 6 dpo till the present 12 dpo.
7 dpo: Still SO tired. Bbs still slightly sore. Just all over. I had CM but it was hardly anything and creamy. My cp was still med firm and closed. I noticed this day that my areolas/nipples were darker. And my actual nipple had pronounced Montgomery's tubercles! Not the areola, the nipple.
8 dpo: Tired, hungry, emotional, crying over television which I don't do, sore bbs, areolas even a little darker and slightly bigger. Cm creamy but increased a lot. Cp low firm and closed.
9 dpo: Tired, hungry, emotional, and nauseated after eating. I was bloated and crampy. Nipples now puffy and a little bigger and still brown. I took a test that morning because of all of the symptoms but it was negative. Took a dollar tree that night because of the nausea, faint BFP! But I wouldn't say 100% it was because I've tricked myself in the past thinking I saw a line.
10 dpo: Same symptoms and cm and cp. went to get an FRER to double check the dollar tree from the night before, 100% positive. It was light at first but darkened over a few minutes. It was a 2 pack with one digital, one regular and the digital was negative. I wanted a digital for hubs, because he of course always questions the lines, though he did say he saw the one on the frer, but the digital said no ugh!!
11 dpo: Same symptoms, cp is higher now and a little softer and my cm is more milky and there's a lot. I got another digital and it was taking forever so I thought it would say no but it said YES +
I'm very thankful for this blessing and pray for a healthy bundle of joy in February of 2018. Something funny: I was a young mom at 17 and had my oldest son, who will be 17 when this baby is born! I thought that was neat.

Baby dust for you all!!

BFP at 10DPO after 6 months (36yo)

I swore I would post my story as I was obsessed with reading these while TTC. So here we go...

Me: 36, DH: 34. One DS: 2. We are statistically average as it took 3 months to conceive our son (before I was 35) and took 6 months to conceive this one (after age 35). And this was 6 months of charting and BD'ing at the right times with stark white pregnancy tests staring back at me each month.

I eat a healthy diet, the only things I did differently this month were to cut my caffeine intake to 2 small cups of coffee or less a day (down from 3-4) and started exercising more frequently. I typically have 25 day cycles with a 14 day luteal phase and based on my charts this month was looking to be around 25 days too. We BD'ed one time 3 days before ovulation due to DH going out of town, so I was pretty sure we were out this month too.

Symptoms (I noted ones that are normal PMS symptoms for me):
1-6 DPO: Nothing. Felt the same as every other month
7 DPO: Started to notice that I was unusually tired, but thought it might be because I'd had a few drinks the day before and had to get up early with my toddler
8 DPO: Sore breasts (normal). Hungry, ate a ton (normal). Veins on chest more noticeable. Gassy. Extremely tired.
9 DPO: Cramps felt like period cramps, along with diarrhea. Cramps worse than normal. Extremely hungry (normal).
10 DPO: Sore breasts (normal). Somewhat less tired. Cramps don't feel like period cramps. Face feels hot. BFP!!!
11 DPO: Cramps/pressure ongoing. Sore breasts, getting more sore. Major nausea after lunch. Feels like I'm getting sick. BFP again.
12-17 DPO: Cramps and sore breasts ongoing. Extremely tired all the time. Starting to get some minor waves of nausea and food aversions.

The big clue that something was up was the fatigue. I never nap, but I was tired all the time. Other symptoms were all pretty similar to PMS.

1st ever BFP ended in CP/Early Miscarriage

CD 13: O day
DPO 1-9: Nothing except my normal post O diarrhea around DPO 1-3 (Normally I would have slightly throbbing ovaries and very light cramps here and there after O, but nothing)
DPO 10: Lighting bolt pain across lower abdomen just above pelvic region (I'm sure this was implantation)
DPO 10-13 Full breasts(normal pms,) More bloated than usual making me feel fat even though I am not overweight so, I cried(like bawled) to DH at Wal-Mart about how sad I was that he never got to see me in my 20's haha, waking up hungry and feeling hungry often even 15 mins after eating, at DPO 12 I could smell dog poop from our bedroom-We sleep with the window open in an apt complex and it was so strong it smelled like it was in the room, and I felt no "action" in my tummy-normally I feel all kinds of stuff(not necessarily painful,) but I felt nothing which made me think along with the hunger and sensitive nose that I was pregnant.
DPO 13- Got a very faint BFP at lunch time and another one around 5 PM (2 days before AF due) Told DH and we were so happy. I told him I wanted to keep testing until we see 2 dark lines.
DPO 14- Got a slightly darker BFP with FMU, but still faint. Told DH we should wait two days so HCG could build up.
DPO 16- AF 1 day late and the line with FMU was so faint we almost couldn't see it (I knew what was happening, but tried to remain hopeful.) My bloating and appetite was also decreasing.
DPO 17- AF 2 days late BFN, but DH still wanted me to go get a blood test just in case, so he called and scheduled my appt. for the next day.
DPO 18- AF started at 3 AM, went to have blood test at 10 AM and the nurse called us at 2 PM saying HCG was only 1.

We've been TTC for 6 months. Since DH is gone for work often we have really only tried for 4 cycles. We are praying we get another BFP soon. This was heart breaking, but I know God's plan is better than our own. I strongly believe God wanted me to know that we ARE able to get pregnant and that I just need to remain positive and wait on Him. His timing is perfect!

We've used Pre-seed for the past 3 cycles. I try to eat healthy, get a little exercise, take a prenatal everyday and drink a lot of water. The only thing I did different this time was during my fertile window when we BD'd at night I would just go to sleep when we finished instead of waiting a little bit and then going to the bathroom. I went to sleep and waited for my body to wake me up to use the bathroom.

I think I finally believe it

I used opk's to figure out when I ovulated and we BD all the time so definitely did that the same day.

About 4 dpo I noticed flutters in my tummy and learned about early pregnancy factor. Previously I thought you couldn't experience symptoms before implantation, I was wrong.

7 dpo I had light cramping which continued to 9 dpo. Cm has been unusually little. Cp has been high, hard and closed since 3 dpo

9 dpo my breasts started getting sore and this has continued through today at 11 dpo. 9 dpo was my first Bfp I think. I did a wondfo with fmu and forgot to look at it. 8 hours later there was a faint line, so I did another one that afternoon which looked like a very faint positive.

10 dpo I did a wondfo and an Ept, both faint positives. I told DH who seems excited.

11 dpo this morning I did a store brand "6 days sooner" which is a clear bfp. Still trying to wrap my head around it.

I had my paraguard copper iud removed three months ago and I admit I was a bit pessimistic. I usually have a very predictable 28 day cycle but since my IUD was removed I'm closer to 31 days. I'm still worried this will turn out to be a chemical or I will miss carry. My mom miscarried a few times, I haven't told her yet. I'm excited and scared. This is the first time I've ever been pregnant.

I've been on a prenatal vitamin for three months. Learned to use opk's. We used preseed during fertile window. I use the clue app for tracking. I've been eating breakfast (used to just drink a cup of coffee). Exercising slightly less, I used to go to the gym five days a week and now I go three. I hope those still looking for their bfp's find them :)

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