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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 at 16DPO with a 31 day cycle average (:

Hey lovelies! Here to post my symptoms for this cycle. This is my second pregnancy with a 5 year break and 7 months TTC! This cycle we only BDed once and it was on ovulation day. I was actually giving up TTC for a little while and then I got a surprise on my pregnancy test! My advice, now that I can compare conceiving twice is not to worry and stress about trying so hard. As long as you have your calendar/app, methods for tracking ovulation, and are in tune with your body on when you ovulate..you just need to have fun during your fertile window and let it go. Some things I also do is eat a nutrient rich vegetarian diet and take my vitamins/probiotics. My partner and I regularly exercise. Minimal white sugar and caffeine. Oh and more orgasms for the lady during baby dancing is vital! If it is meant to be it will surely happen (:

Ovulation cycle day 17: Baby danced! Clear stretchy CM, increased sex drive, increased appetite, left pelvic pain, cramps
1DPO: CM turned watery, nothing noteworthy to mention
2DPO-6DPO: Creamy CM, nothing noteworthy to mention
7DPO: Creamy CM, fatigue, increased sex drive
8DPO: Creamy CM, cramps, right pelvic pain
9DPO: Creamy CM, cramps, fatigue
10DPO: Creamy CM, cramps
11DPO & 12DPO: Creamy CM, increased sex drive
13DPO: Creamy CM, impatient, frustrated, anxious, tender breasts, fatigue, cramps, insomnia
14DPO: Creamy CM, impatient, fatigue, nipple soreness(both pregnancies the nipple/breast soreness was a giveaway), tender breasts, nausea, vomiting(woke up twice in the early morning to vomit), insomnia, increased sex drive
15DPO: Creamy CM but less of it, nausea, tender breasts, nipple soreness, decreased appetite, backaches, emotional, impatient
16DPO: Tested in the morning and BFP! 2 clear strong lines on the First Response, nausea, general "heavy" feeling in the abdomen area, nipple soreness(and I mean really bad! I won't let anyone touch them), enlarged and tender breasts(feels like they are going to fill with milk already!), watery CM, fatigue

Hope this helps! xo

Finally Happened! :)

To All Hopeful Mother's To Be,
Like many woman who are TTC I symptom spotted on this site so many times wishing it'll be my turn already!

So here I am 11 weeks pregnant giving you all who read this a little more hoping help along the way! :)

My Last Menstrual Period (LMP) was 2/17

O day (ovulation) 3/1
Backaches, gas, cramps, left pelvic pain
CM (cervical mucus) Lotion Like
CP (cervical position) High, Medium/Soft, Open

1dpo (day post ovulation): Nausea
CM: Same
CP: Same

2-3dpo: Nothing
CM: Same
CP: Same, Same, slightly open

4dpo: Gas
CM: Same
CP: Medium, Same, Same

5dpo: Nothing
CM: Same
CP: Same

6dpo: Dull cramps after intercourse (normal for me)
CM: Same
CP: Same

7dpo: Bloating, cramps
CM: Same
CM: Same

8dpo: Gas
CM: Same
CP: Same

9-10dpo: Nothing
CM: Same
CP:  Low, Firm, Closed

11dpo: Implantation
Extreme bloating & cramping. It felt like a long duration of heartburn!
CM: Same
CP: Same

12dpo: Right pelvic pain, Cramps
CM: Same
CP: Same

13dpo: 1st day of Missed Period (3/14)

I waited exactly 7 days (3/21) to test because I did not want to be disappointed. But when I did... Lo & behold a very clear plus sign!
I've tried the mucinex & the preseed but it didn't work for me. It worked the natural way w. Vitamins. I was taking iron, calcium magnesium zinc, & vitamin E.

I want to let every woman here, who has doubts, know that if you have not been clinically diagnosed with infertility there is NOTHING wrong with u!!! All in God's timing. "Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God" -Philippians 4:6-7

Lots of Baby Dust to you all! Xoxo

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BFP 10dpo with PCOS

Skip to the bottom if you don't want the background story :)

My story: I've never had a normal period, partially due to having an eating disorder for many years. We went off birth control in August 2016 and I just knew getting pregnant wasn't going to be easy for us. I gained 80 pounds since 2012 and am now 165pds at 5'6" and can't lose weight no matter how hard I try.

I had one period between August and November. I had intense ovary pain (like someone poured icy hot over my ovaries) so I went in for an ultrasound. Ovaries had cysts all over them. OB wanted to wait a little longer but suspected PCOS.

I didn't have a period for another 90 days so I had another ultrasound in February 2017. Was officially diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin 500mg twice a day.

In March, I had spotting for two weeks. In Early April, I had spotting for five days. I guess they were sort of periods?

April 19th- Ovulation day: Temp 97.5. I got my first blazing positive OPK ever. I hadn't been using OPKs because I gave up on them but I was having sore nipples and lots of CM so I decided to take one (haven't had these symptoms since I was a teenager!). BD'd right away because I was so excited. We BD'd the night before too. Light menstrual-like cramping.
1dpo: Temp 98.16. sore, erect nipples continue. Light menstrual-like cramping.
2-3dpo: Temp 98.3. sore, erect nipples. Very little CM.
4dpo: Temp 98.67. Nipples slightly sore, light central cramping in uterus, left side pain (I usually have right side pain). Gassy and irritable. Menstrual cramps.
5 dpo: Temp 98.47. menstrual cramps, gassy
6 dpo: Temp 98.54. left side cramping/pain, no more sore nipples, noticed I had several BMs in one day (I'm usually constipated). White creamy CM mixed with watery CM. Restless sleep. Exhausted- nap on lunch break.
7 dpo- Temp 98.6. Exhausted. Waking up a lot throughout night. BFN.
8 dpo- Temp 98.48. Restless sleep. Hot flashes and burning sensation in uterus in the night. Weird dreams. DH dreamt we had a baby. Morning nausea. Right side twinges. Feeling off- shaky. Low back pain when I was in bed trying to fall asleep. BFN.
9 dpo- Temp 98.6 BFN. Pretty sure I'm out this cycle. Tired like I didn't sleep at all (I slept 9 hours). Left side twinges. I dreamt I was pregnant.
10dpo- Temp 98.61. Slightest of slight second line on a cheapie HPT. Convince myself it's an evap. Use SMU on First Response HPT and see a faint second line! Take four more tests, all with faint second line. Take digital clearblue in the afternoon- said Not Pregnant but it might just be too early and too diluted. Left sided twinges and menstrual cramps. "Background Nausea" where I feel slightly nauseous off and on but it isn't terrible.
11 dpo- BFP on First Response Digital!! Random morning nausea where I legitimately thought I was going to puke. Cramps.
12dpo- Blood test- HCG is 50 and Progesterone is 22! Consistently having cramps. Icy hot feeling on ovaries. Gas.
13dpo- Go in for ultrasound. Ovaries look good (no cysts!). Too early to see baby. Gas.
14dpo- Blood test- HCG 137 (good news, more than doubled in 48 hours like it's supposed to). Gas.
Hope this baby sticks! I'm cautiously optimistic.

BFP only after AF late by 3 days

We have been TTC for 3 months (this was the 3rd cycle). Somehow I knew within a week that this cycle was different. What happened:

- Ovulated day 12-14 ish
- 3-4 dpo, had tugging feeling, kept feeling like I wanted to sneeze but didn't
- 5-7 dpo, started to notice that I was getting up in the night to pee. I never do that
- 7-10 dpo, the worst boob pain EVER. I felt like they were on fire. Got a BFN on 9dpo, 12dpo, 14 dpo
- 10-14 dpo, started to get tired at about 7pm even when I'd done nothing all day. I normally run/cycle/swim a lot, so this was weird.
- AF didn't show up as normal, so started to know something was up
- VERY FAINT BFP on 16 dpo
- Stronger BFP on 17 dpo

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Birthday BFP!!

Just like most of the bfp's on here, I frequented this site looking for exciting new BFP stories to hold me over during my tww. It took my husband and I 6 months to conceive. I am 26 and he is 28, we are both active and healthy with healthy BMI's. I got my BFP yesterday... On MY BIRTHDAY!!

Date notes:
Cycle started April 10th
Ovulation (confirmed by clearblue digital ovulation sticks- first month using these!!) April 22nd (got the smiley on the 21st)
We BD on the 17, 21, 22 & 23. (More during the month but that was during fertile window)

What we used to help:
I used wondfo ovulation sticks months prior but never fell pregnant. I used clear blue ovulation sticks this month and it was so easy to just see the smiley and know it's time to BD! I will use them again in the future! We also used preseed once. I've taken prenatal vitamins since we started trying. I also prayed, a lot.

I had so many symptoms every other month... Sore breast, sore nipples, runny nose, nausea- you name it! This month- nothing really!
7dpo I felt a quick lighten bolt zap in my uterus that made me jump. I am guessing that was implantation? Few light cramps later that day and next day- but they were very light. I have also felt a little warmer. I noticed my boobs weren't sore when they usually are every other month so I took a test 9dpo (my bday!) and it came back light positive on a frer!!! Couldn't believe it! Held my pee and took another test around 9pm and it was a little darker. Took another test this morning at 10dpo and even darker pink. Praying this is a healthy sticky baby!

Baby dust to ALL!

M/C Last September... Hoping this one sticks!!

Ok, so here is a little backstory... I had paraguard placed after the birth of my second daughter in January 2012... The side effects were outrageous and I was pretty miserable, but my cycles were always the same 28 days no less no more, and I always had EWCM when ovulating. June 2016 I decided I had enough, and I've been researching and learning about Natural Family Planning, and talked to my SO and told him I'm confident that this will be perfect for us. Well... after the removal of IUD, my cycle started being weird and doing things out of the norm for me. My cycles would be 29 days to 35 days long.. Well... that's not as easy to track as my consistent 28 days. Plus I wasn't creating much if any visible EWCM and that is what I relied on plus how I felt to confirm I was in my fertile window. Anyways moving on, we ended up getting pregnant in September, I was excited, but scared because I didn't know if I wanted a 3rd child but we'll take it. I ended up losing it that same weekend we found out, if I didn't test I probably would have just thought it was my period. After that I knew I wanted a baby, but I thought something was wrong w/ me to cause the m/c so we just went with the notion, of not really trying to have a baby, but not really trying to not have a baby. Now here I am 7 months later, pregnant again, and this one feels more real than the last one, and I just knew I was pregnant after I ovulated.

O - I'm sure it was April 18th. We had sex on the 16th and 17th
1dpo-4dpo Still very crampy from O boobs also pretty sore
5dpo-6dpo - crampy also producing so much saliva and getting slightly nauseous after eating. boobs aren't very sore.
7dpo-8dpo - crampy still producing excess saliva - heavy feeling in uterus not really cramping... boobs really sore especially on sides. headache off and on both days.

8dpo - I ordered a box of First Response Tests through Prime Monday, so I figured I'd wait until Thursday (9dpo to test) But when I got it on Wednesday about 1 pm... I couldn't wait even though I should have.... I took one and wow it was positive, and that line was so dark and it appeared so quick. SO got home about 2 and he wanted me to test again before he believed it. Tested later that evening ... another BFP. He still wasn't convinced ((LOL)) So I tested Thursday morning... also another BFP.

Have to wait until the end of May to see my Dr. but I have a good feeling that this will be my Rainbow Baby! Sorry if this is too long! Sending good thoughts to all of you!!

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BFP after 1st round of clomid!!

I cannot believe I am actually writing my BFP story!! My DH and I have been trying to concieve baby #3 for almost 4 years. I was given clomid to start in April. Well after one cycle I got my BFP!!

CD 16 - Confirmed O day
1 dpo - sore bubs ( normal for me post o), gassy, very bloated - think it's from the clomid
2 dpo - Bbs sore, very light cramping, backache .. Bloating went down a little gassy, breaking out, headache
3 dpo - Boobs sore, nausea, headache , sharp pain left ovary for a second
4 dpo - Boobs sore, headache, crampy , bloating, back ache
5 dpo - Headache, nausea, sore boobs
6 dpo - Sore boobs and headache, fatigue
7 dpo - Sore boobs, pain left ovary, nausea
8 dpo - Brownish CM am, sore boobs very slight cramping am - more like aching. Blood tinge CM afternoon - start thinking this is implantation???
9 dpo - can't sleep.. Get up at 4 am and take test. A faint line?? No?? Really??
10 dpo - BFP fmu!! And several tests since to confirm!! Go to doc today for blood work!

I will say I think some of my symptoms during my TWW may have been clomid side effects. But DH and I are over the moon!!

Finally! A BFP at 11dpo

My hubby and I have been trying for a baby for 7 months now. I've been going back and forth on these boards every month checking my symptoms, day by day. And now I am finally able to post my own success story! Note- these symptoms aren't as detailed as previous months because I was trying sooo hard not to symptom spot and just relax.

1 dpo- Just ovulation cramps left side

2 dpo- I don't know if this was pregnancy related or not, but I craved chocolate milk. I had this craving all week long! I couldn't get enough of it

3dpo- Had 3 small reddish brown spots on my pantiliner. I freaked out, cause it was way too early to be implantation bleeding. I chalked it up to ovulation spotting, but after this BFP I don't know

4dpo- About 2:30am, I woke up to pee and found more pink spotting in my undies. I also wiped up a pink streak. When I got back to bed I had really bad cramps right in the middle, so bad that I couldn't sleep. I spotted a little more the rest of the day, and by about 2pm, it had stopped. I knew something was up after this

5dpo- Not much, but a few occasional cramps in the middle.

6dpo- Got up to pee about 3 times in one night, and I started to have back pain. During work that afternoon, I had a very sharp pain on my right side that took my breath away. It lasted for a good 10 minutes or so. Later that night I wiped up some more pink spotting, but it was only on the TP, it didn't make it to my undies. I knew right then that it was implantation

7dpo- No notes for this day

8dpo- Woke up on my birthday with sneezing and a stuffy nose. Had a bad headache, and nausea, like I was carsick. Slept pretty much the whole day, was very tired. When I was out shopping later that night, I was dying of thirst. Very unusual for me.

9dpo- Had bad nausea while taking my shower. More sneezing and congestion throughout the day

10dpo- Had a very faint BFP on a Target brand early result test. Could not believe my eyes! Took another test with FRER and had another very light positive. Wow! Noticed I was getting emotional and teary over everything. Also noticed my stools were really soft. I don't know if this is pregnancy related but it was weird.

11dpo- Had a much darker positive today on a FRER. This is it, it's really happening. I was tired all day long today, so tired I had to skip eating lunch and take a nap in my car. I never do that.

So, to sum it all up, I would have never thought it was my month if it wasn't for that implantation spotting. That totally gave it away.
Baby dust to all of you!

6 months, 1 m/c, and now we are pregnant again!

I know we all freak out during the tww, symptom spotting and I remember wondering if every little thing was a symptom. So I want to share my symptoms in hopes they help give somebody hope during their tww! Congratulations to everybody and their BFP! And baby dust to those who are waiting.

1-2DPO cramping, cervix medium height soft barely open
3DPO cramping, mildly sore bbs, gassy, cervix high/firm/closed
4DPO woke up with headache, hot flashes, mildly sore bbs, gassy, cervix high/firm/closed
5DPO left pelvic pain, cervix high/firm/closed
6DPO left pelvic pain, nausea, cervix high/firm/closed, slight dizzy spells
7DPO left pelvic pain, nausea, sensitive nipples, gassy, cervix high/soft/closed, slight dizzy spells
8DPO nausea, gas, cervix firm/medium height/closed, out of breath fairly easily, metallic taste in mouth
9DPO-10DPO bloated, contipation, left pelvic pain, mild cramping, slightly achey bbs(not tender to the touch they just ache)
11DPO slight nausea barely there, achey bbs, very bloated, trapped gas, constipation, very very very faint BFP I almost didn't even see it, light red/pink spotting right before bed
12DPO-13DPO waves of nausea, achey bbs, fatigue, lots of pinching sensation in my uterus and right ovary, woke up with brown spotting both days, BFP on digital, went in for beta test
14DPO waves of nausea, pinching feeling is still happing, bbs are getting more sore, spotting has turned very light brown/tan
15DPO nausea is becoming more frequent, bbs are very sore especially when I wake up, no more spotting, went in for another beta test and it doubled and now is at 596 Yay!

I drank raspberry leaf tea after my period up until ovulation day. I also did this with my 4 year old daughter. So I swear by it!

Bfp after depo

Omg!!! I'm sooo excited to finally post my bfp story! This site has eased my thoughts, answered my questions, and kept hope alive!! I am 27 and my husband is 29. We have a 5 year old daughter and finally decided to have another. 15 months ago I had one shot of depo and my first month ovulating was the cycle previous to my bfp. Here's my symptoms:

CD1-4: AF
CD 13: BD (used preseed)
CD 14: BBT 97.75
CD15: pos opk @ 11am, BD with preseed 97.08, felt sharp pains on left side at 11pm
CD 16(1dpo): 97.85
CD 17(2dpo): 97.20 (fallback rise?) sharp pains left side
CD18(3dpo): 96.89, came down with a cold, very gassy and bloated, strong smelling urine( urine clear) checked for uti at work and was negative
CD 19(4dpo):97.48, cold symptoms, gas, dizziness when going from sitting to standing,
Strong smelling urine
CD 20(5dpo): 97.88, headaches, thick yellow cm, gas
CD 21(6dpo): 97.90, gas bloating
CD 22(7dpo): 98.10, pinching on left side of uterus(very distinct) implantation?!?! Progrsterone was 6.2
CD 23(8dpo):98.44, frequent urination, gas
CD 24(9dpo): 97.89, gas, very very very faint bfp on FRER (Almost thought it I was seeing things)
CD 25(10 dpo): bfp on FRER!!!!! 98.31, watery cm (kept thinking AF was here),cramping JUST LIKE AF cramps. Nipples tender all of a sudden.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you all!!!

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