Menu Search Account

BFP Stories

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

BFP by DPO

The BFP by DPO is hands down my favorite kind of BFP story. It unfolds slowly, like a tulip in the spring - a new symptom appearing with each passing day… constipation on Tuesday, tingling boobs on Wednesday…. Ah, the poetry of it all!

We’d love for you to send – nay, we simply MUST HAVE – your BFP by DPO story, assuming you were detail-oriented (nice euphemism, huh?) enough to record your symptoms on a daily basis.  

So all you BFP by DPO’ers – we want to hear from you! Send us your story, blow by blow, through this contact form.

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.

BFP at 8 DPO

Hello everyone,
These stories helped me make it through the TWW while TTC. So I figured I would share to help all of you.

Background:
DH: 28
Me: 28
Cycle: 27 days
5th month TTC
Used OPKS and OVIA app

Cycle started June 3rd ended June 7th
CD6- nothing
CD7- BD
CD8- nothing
CD9- nothing
CD10- nothing
CD11- nothing
CD12- OVIA says I'm in my fertile days, confirmed with Clearblue OPK that track the 4 days before (high fertile days) and the days of ovulation (peak) mine was high so BD
CD13- high OPK-BD
CD14- high OPK- BD
CD 15-high OPK- BD (never got my peak must have missed it) but I'm 90% based on CM this was my O day
1 DPO- needed a break from BD
2 DPO- BD (just in case ;)), had a very vivid dream
3 DPO- pretty emotional, cried at work over a puppy not getting adopted.
4 DPO- nothing really
5 DPO- Gas, Fatige, and Bloating
6 DPO- watery CM
7 DPO - sore breasts, cramping, heartburn
8 DPO- sore breasts, heartburn and I made breakfast and I love Turkey Bacon and I went to eat a piece and it tasted disgusting. Since I'm addicting to POAS and I bought a bulk supply of Internet cheapies I figured why not. But there it was a very faint line. a positive went to the store and bought a FRER also a positive! I couldn't believe it!
9 DPO- slight nausea, sore breasts, tired and emotional
10 DPO- tested again with both a FRER and Internet one and still positive but darker!
11 DPO-sore breasts, heartburn
12 DPO missed period

DR confirmed July 7, 2017. I'm 4 weeks 6 days pregnant!!

I got my success story and BFP!! I wish the best and good luck to all of you on your two week wait!

BFP 10dpo TTC #2

Can't believe my time has come to share my wonderful news with tww ladies! This is my second BFP story. First story was exactly 2 years 9 mths ago.

I'm 33, my husband is 34. We have a LO who just turned 2. So we thought time to try again, thinking we've both aged and so tired with work it might probably take us some time. But we were very lucky we got pregnant on the 2nd cycle. I was on Swiss pregnancy multi-vits. Husband didn't take any supplements and is a heavy coffee drinker. At least 2-3 cups a day. Been nagging him to stop and he did reduce to 1-2 cups a day.

First cycle we wanted to try the SMEP by BD every other day during fertile week. I felt it should be the fastest for us to get pregnant. It was exhausting to say the least as we both were so tired out at work and by the kid already. We BD thrice in that week and I thought that's really record breaking and we stand a pretty good chance. But nope, BFN!

Second cycle, we decided SMEP don't work for us. I used opk and once it turned positive (like bolder than test line kind of positive), we BD that night. The following night he got sick so I decided just let it go this month. Trying so hard takes the romance out of everything in the previous month.

Here goes:
1DPO-4DPO everything feels normal. Nothing out of ordinary.
4DPO onwards sticky CM everyday. Some days I thought it was AF. I went on a short holiday and didn't think much of it.
8DPO a sudden stabbing electric pain in my left ovary area stopped me in my tracks. I was walking through a mall and it immediately brought me back to my BFP month almost 3 years back.
9DPO I got car sick. Cannot hold pee and cannot stand stuffiness. Had to turn up the air con.
10DPO I woke up, back from holiday and decided to test using cheapie strips. Faintest of faint line is there. By evening, I tested again and the BFP appeared. I then used first response, the line is there, no squinting at all. FRER is really sensitive!! I got a pack of 3 from Australia last year when I was there on holiday. Stoked to be using it now!
I got my girl to bring the test to her daddy and my husband stared and eyes widened, asked me "really??"

I asked him afterwards and he said he don't even quite remember when we BD so it didn't occurred to him I could get pregnant. How could we have gotten BFP this month when it was BFN last mth and we actually tried so hard last mth!

So yeah, sometimes I guess it happens when you don't stress or think that much about it. But I know, the feeling of wanting that bub to implant and grow inside could be so so strong. I was like this for a couple of months before.

So there's my story! Baby dust ladies!

BFP on 15 DPO

I always promised myself that when I got a BFP, I would submit my story and symptoms. Each month during the TWW, I would browse through here and grasp for any straws that might mean I'm pregnant. This month, I tried REALLY hard not to symptom spot but even so there were a few things that I couldn't push aside. Also, I did take a pregnancy test at 12 DPO and it was a BFN. It was the Clear Blue Digital, which I found out later doesn't get the best reviews because it's not very sensitive and can often be inaccurate. This morning (15 DPO) I used First Response and I got a pretty quick BFP, but the line isn't super dark yet. I can't say for sure if it would have been positive on 12 DPO, but I don't think it would have. If so, it would have been a real squinter.

I don't really track or pay attention to what day post ovulation symptoms happen on, so I'll just make a list from the most frequent and noticeable symptoms.

1) Head rushes and dizziness galore - It just started getting hot and humid in the area, so I kept blaming it on that but man they are still intense at times. I've grabbed onto a wall nearby to steady myself.

2) Heightened sense of smell - This one really stood out to me because I truly have one of the worst senses of smell, and after these past few weeks I'd like to keep it that way. I can smell literally EVERYTHING, but nothing was worse than the pet aisle at the grocery store.

3) Sore neck - A weird one, but I looked it up and it can be a symptom.

4) Sore throat/a bit congested - About a week after ovulating I had a sore throat and a little bit of congestion for about 3 days. Nothing major.

5) Lack of intense PMS symptoms - Usually I get some serious pre AF symptoms and they're no more than 24 hours before AF arrives. The past week, I've been having lots of mild cramping and backaches. I kept thinking AF would be there any minute. After days of this, I started to get really suspicious.

6) And the most embarrassing one.... crying because the guy at the deli skipped over me in line. I don't even know what to say except that I don't even cry at funerals so this was new to me.

Some things I DIDN'T have:

I probably lacked some of the most common pregnancy symptoms which is why I thought for sure I was out this month.

1) Sore breasts - Not at all.

2) Increased CM - Just a *tiny* bit watery

3) Intense fatigue - Sure, I was tired, but who isn't? I was still going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, just falling asleep faster than usual.

4) Implantation bleeding - No spotting, which I guess I did think was weird because I usually spot before AF

Products used: 

Bfp at 9dpo after 2 mths trying

So excited to finally get to do my own story!
Me - 31 yrs old. Hubby - 34 yrs old
Came off the pill in January 2017. We wanted to have a baby in 2018 so the first 3 months were getting thinhs normal. The first cycle was 32 days, then the next cycle was 28 days. That's where it then went haywire. Third was 37 days. This was stem i decided to start temping. The 4th cycle was 38 days. This was our first month of actively trying. After temping it turns out i only have a 10 day luteal phase so had i not been temping i would have been trying at the wrong time. This brings me to our succesful cycle.

My ovulation was delayed a couple of days i think due to a little cold i had. This resulted in a longer cycle of what would have been 41 days. This meant we DTD fpr 7 days straight just waiting for that temp to go up! I tried OPKs but never got a positive. Only a faint line. So i didnt find them useful.

-6 to 0 - DTD. Only difference this cycle i put a pillow under my butt for 30 mins in the last 3 days. I also didn't go to the loo or stand up til the morning. Difference this cycle i also had tender breasts 4 days before O which was not normal. Also had EWCM 4 days before O. Temp -1DPO 36.3

0 - EWCM. DTD. Sick with a cold/mild flu from -1DPO to 4DPO. I thunk this may have helped. Apparently your immune system is lowered and less likely to attack his swimmers. Temp 36.4

1DPO - EWCM. Sick with cold. Temp 36.8.

2DPO - creamy cm. Pimple break out. Still have cold. Temp 36.8. Also my 31st birthday!!!

3DPO - creamy cm. Gassy. Cramps. Still have cold. Temp 36.8

4DPO - creamy cm. Still have cold. Temp 36.7

5DPO - creamy cm. Cold finally over. Temp 36.9. Sore boobs start (and have still not let up now at 11DPO)

6DPO - sore boobs. More pimples which is definitely not liked me. Starting to get suss. Temp 36.8

7DPO - sore boobs. Gassy. And this is when i got super sick. Diarrhoea that got me by surprise i didnt make it to the toilet (sorry TMI). Temp still 36.8. Had the worst sleep. Body aches started, like the flu. One more diarrhoea episode that night.

8DPO - sore boobs. No appetite whatsoever. No appetite means no food which means no diarrhoea at least. Terribly body aches. Slept all day. Temp 38 degrees...fever! Temp discarded. Boobs normally stop hurting at 8 DPO if AF coming.

9DPO - more pimples. What's going on! Temp back to 36.8. Body aches gone but still fatigued. Appetite slightly back. Headache. First very faint BFP on internet cheapie in AM. Little sussed. Did another internet cheapie at PM and slightly more darker. Horrible sleep. Maybe cos my brain was racing and my boobs were killing.

10DPO - sore boobs. Gassy. Slight cramps. More pimples OMG. Dizzy. Very fatigued. Got home from work and decided to bring out the big guns - FRER. Very clear dark BFP and a YES on the digital!!!!!! Wooooooo!!!!!

Now on 11DPO. Blood test tomoro. Much darker BFP on internet cheapie after work today. So tired by the arvo. And hungry! Boobs still hurting :(

We did not expect this to hapoen so quick. I had PCOS as a teen as into my early 20s. My long cycles were also freaking me out. I definitely swear by temping! Can't wait to meet our healthy little bub! Bub also looks to be due on our 3rd wedding anniversary :)

Bfp at 10dpo

1-4dpo nothing out of the ordinary. Boobs hurt immediately but this is normal.
5dpo-chills and hot flashes
6dpo-very very chilly even though it's 90+ outside. Holy constipation!! I am very regular and by this day my bowels seemed to have stopped up. CM is watery and creamy mixture but not very much
7dpo-still constipated and very painful gas like cramps. Feel dry cm. Sciatic pain on my whole left side.
8dpo-boobs hurt a lot but come in waves. Still constipated. Finally poop and it's so painful! Feel dry cm. Light light cramps but still feel like gas cramps.
9dpo-boob pain subsides by the evening. Feel SO hot and SO cold and every hour it changes. ANXIOUS! I have an anxiety disorder. Sciatic pain comes back but my whole left side is tingly. Burping and heartburn starts.
Very light light cramps which had be wonder... it felt like they radiated like a UTI al the way up to my stomach, but ever so slight like I was imagining things
10dpo-boob pain has almost gone away.. what!? Burping and heartburn is awful, and I haven't eaten anything spicy. Heartburn induced nausea(or so I thought at the time). Bloated as heck!!! Burping non stop.
Couldn't test with FMU, too nervous.
SMU-took a FR Digital, a +YES with a clock showed up, I was shattered after reading that it meant a defective test.
3pm urine with 2 hour hold- BFP!!!! On a FRER I've never ever seen a 2nd line(only Evans and imaginary) so this was a clear clear pink second line.
10dpo night- had weird cramps that radiated from my groin to my back. Nothing like af cramps. Still concerning but trying not to worry!

Do to OH's surgery schedule(he's a resident) we only Bd'd ONCE!!! can you believe how lucky we got after 4+ years of trying and this time totally unassisted?

Products used: 

BFP with Femara, PCOS, and Endometriosis

I am so excited to share my news of my BFP!!! I know it is still early but this site has been so helpful for getting through the tww!

Me:28
DH: 35
Cycles: 9

Sorry for the long story! Skip to the end for symptoms.

In October 2015, we decided to start a family and had my Mirena removed. Three days later, I started having terrible back pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After a week with no relief, I went to the ER and had an emergency CT scan which found a tumor that was cutting off my ureter-I went for surgery three days later and they found that it was endometriosis. After a year long battle, I ended up having a serious surgery to remove part of my ureter that was damaged, my appendix, and had a laparoscopy to remove stage 2 Endo. My left ovary was stuck to my side with Endometriosis and my surgeon was amazing and able to save it.

During my surgery, my surgeon suspected that I had PCOS because of the small cysts on my ovaries. We tried for 6 months on my own, but when I realized that I wasn't ovulating every month I went to my OBGYN. He is amazing and recommended me to go to an RE.

My RE sent me for a full panel of bloodwork, which came back fine but he confirmed that my symptoms met PCOS. I was placed on Metformin, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Femara. The first two cycles of Femara I tried 5 mg days 3-7, with no success. This last cycle I was placed on Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8.

Things I did differently this cycle:
Pineapple 1 dpo-5dpo
Pomegranate juice 1 dpo-5dpo
Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8

I used OPKs to confirm ovulation as well as bbt.
We BD everyday (sometimes twice a day) CD 10-16

CD 16- ovulation
CD 17/1 dpo-Loose bms, very frequent bms, cramping, gassy
2 dpo- cramping
3 dpo- none
4 dpo- gassy, skin break out, progesterone check came back at 19.6
5 dpo- cramps, gassy, increased appetite, shooting pain in my breasts
6 dpo- cramps, bloated, gassy, headache, increased appetite, slight nausea
7 dpo- bloated, gassy, headache
8 dpo- cramps, heartburn, bloated, gassy, skin broken out
9 dpo- cramps, heartburn, BFN
10 dpo- heartburn, gassy, increased appetite, skin broken out
11 dpo- bloated, constipated, gassy, headache, BFN
12 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sore nipples, BFN
13 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sorry nipples
14 dpo- sore nipples, BFP!!!!!!!!!

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!

Products used: 

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.

Products used: 

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

Pages