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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 10dpo :-)

Hi all
This site has allowed me to keep my sanity during the dreaded two week waits over the past 5 months so I promised myself I would post my symptoms when I finally got my bfp! I still can't believe I am pregnant! It feels so surreal :-) Fingers crossed for a healthy 9 months! My symptoms are:
Ovulated cd13
1-3 dpo nothing
4 dpo Tender breasts and under my armpits. This lasted the whole of the wait and is still present now
6 dpo Increased cm. A couple of work colleagues reported that I was "glowing" and hinted that they thought I was pregnant. I'm very pale and they said I had "more colour than usual"!! Haha! My best friend said a similar thing too on 9dpo
7-8 dpo This is when I really noticed symptoms. I had a mild headache, tender breasts, cramps and back pain. I had a hot water bottle attached to me for 48 hours to ease the back pain! I was convinced that my period was coming a week early, although I never get back pain so got a little hopeful at this stage! Increased cm with spots of brown blood in ? Implantation. I really craved chocolate on 8 dpo when I don't normally have a sweet tooth at all
9 dpo Mild abdominal twinges. Very irritable and hormonal with my husband even though my period isn't due until next week. This made me take a test. I thought I saw a very faint line but my husband couldn't see it. I knew I was pregant and was confident that the test would be darker the next day. Very strange as I am normally quite pessimistic. Cm has dried up a little.
10 dpo Definite faint bfp! Let's hope it gets stronger :-)

Good luck everyone. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you all xxx

1st clomid cycle 11 dpo BFP!

Me and the hubby have been together for 9 years this year and have been trying to conceive off and on for about 4 years with no success. We literally tried everything you could think of or read of online... I decided to go see an infertility specialist in January of this year and we did a bunch of testing from blood work to HSG, everything came back normal. My doctor was talking about doing an IUI for my first cycle with them but it wouldn't be until march that we would do that due to the time it would take to do the testing. I asked if I could try clomid this first cycle and it worked! 50 mg days 3-7, I ovulated 4 days after my HSG test which may have helped! I got my positive ovulation test on CD 16, we inserted the swimmers using a softcup CD 14,15 and 16... sounds crazy but after so long of trying sometimes your just tired... which I was lol. Anyways he would go in the cup and I would insert and leave in for about 30 minutes on CD 14,15 however on CD 16 he has a little bit more volume so I decided to put some I. A syringe and slower release it in me then put the remaining that was in the softcup inside of me. I honestly had no real symptoms that were different from every other month, I felt dull pains on 6 dpo that I thought might just be in my head because I was symptom spotting, I was tired but just thought it was from work and eating bad, nipples were sore starting 8dpo but this always happens after o until af. 9 dpo I felt nauseous at night but attributed it to me eating 3 ice creams (whoops!) then 11 dpo I decided to test using target brand blue dye with second day urine at 12pm and got a very faint line which you can see in the picture... I still wasn't convinced so I bought cvs brand digital with now 3rd day urine that I basically pushed out 30 minutes after the 1st test and it came up pregnant! I'm shocked!! Going to blood work tomorrow wish me luck! Good luck ladies!!

15dpo and BFP

I am so excited to get to finally put my story on here. DH and I already have a DS and have been trying for #2 for over a year and had decided to stop trying. This is our 2nd month not trying. I was appointmentlllso tired of testing early and being seeing negatives then remaining hopeful that it was to early until finally being devestated whe AF showed so i told myself I would not test until AF didn't show for at least 24 hours. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and a Misshapen and tilted uterus in 2010 and was always told that it would be more difficult for me to become pregnant.My son was a suprise to us since weren't trying and was planning our wedding. So it was very hard when baby #2 took longer to make. Anyways onto the good stuff The Symptoms! My symptoms that I have every month are: sore breast, creamy cm 3 and 4 dpo, constipation, heartburn but it usually stops around 5dpo, cramps after O and sometimes nausea.
3 DPO- sleepless night, dreamt about a BFP and Heart Burn but had stuffed peppers so didn't think anything of it
4DPO- bloated, lotion like cm (not uncomment for 3 and 4 dpo), constipated, slight cramps. Heart Burn but ate chilli tonight still not thinking anything of it (heartburn was a big indicator in my 1st pregnancy). Really Sore left boob
5DPO-constipation, bloated, mild cramps sore boobs and nipples, heartburn milky CM
6DPO- This is when i started to wonder and warning TMI ahead... sore firm boobs, ewcm this morning then everything dried up for the day then at night a strand of milky ewcm came out on fingers about 2 inches long then nothing again. very thirsty today, sore clit during sexual stimulation, slight cramps after sex. Heart burn (read online that sensitive clit is an early pregnancy sign but isn't talked about much. I have never had this symptom before)
7DPO-couple of globs of milky ewcm this morning only while checking cp. boobs really sore to the touch/burning behind nipples, little nauseous this morning. later the afternoon cm dried up, got one hot flash followed by a sharp pain in my lower right side then it just ached for a while.
8DPO-woke up feeling nauseous and like I need to eat. lots of sinus drainage. horrible morning breath. CM dried up. VERY HUNGRY all day. that evening felt a sharp pinch/pulling sensation to the lower right side of my belly button an hour later I may have seen a small seed size drop of blood when I wiped but not really counting it as it was so small. increased urination, spells of shortness of breath and fatigue throughout the day. pepsi has tasted off all day, feel like I have more saliva in my mouth.
9DPO-Very Hungry, slight fatigue, lower back on the right side... loose stool turned to constipation
10DPO-12:20 am pressure to the lower right side of my belly button, very uncomfortable. pressure continues through out the day on the right side of my lower abdomin and lower back. CP is medium and VERY firm. small amount of milky tinted CM that felt like lotion or wax. seemes to get winded and tire easier today. went for a mile long walk so that could account for some of the pain this evening but feels like pulling behind belly button for about 5 minutes after I layed down for bed and uterine spasms. still lots of pressure in my lower abdomine. very sore hips and lower back. constipation has returned as well.
11DPO-cp medium and medium firm (much softer than yesterday) seem more emotional. continuation turned to diarrhea.
12DPO-lots of lower abdominal cramps. slept till 10 am and still tired. CP very high and firm. still not much cm. slightly nauseous after eating. still tired felt like i had to go lay down, no energy today. woke up from 2 hour nap still tired. that evening felt a warm rushing feeling again in my vag ( have had it before during this tww but can't remember the day and have had it a few times today). went to the bathroom and underwear was slightly wet. cm seems wet this evening but we DTD today so that could be it.
13DPO- woke up tired. slightly nauseous after drinking. back pain in right side.Head cold for part of the morning. sore boobs. night time heart burn and indigestion. slight lower abdominal cramps CM still dry
14DPO- AF is due but doesn't show... sore boobs, heart burn, slight cramps on the right side CP still higher but moves around a lot during the day cm is dried up
15DPO-pressure in lower abdomin. Super Hungry. Areolas looks HUGE. Caves and finally decided to test at 5:30 pm on a 3.5 hour hold. BFP within 30 sec on 88 cent walmart brand! Will test again in the AM to make sure.

Still in shock as I write this. Going to take another test in the am then schedule a Dr appointment on monday. This site has helped me so much through the months ttc and neg test. I knew I had to post my experience on here so that maybe I can help someone else get through their tww. Baby dust to everyone!!!

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1st IVF = My Rainbow

Just a little background on me. Me and DH started NTNP in June 2015 but didn't start officially trying until Aug 2015. Between then and today, we've had 1 ectopic that resulted in me losing my right tube, 1 ectopic that couldn't be found (managed with MTX) and 1 chemical pregnancy all within a year. We decided to seek a Fertility Specialist and had a HSG right before the chemical in which my left tube was clear and fluid moved through rather quickly. After months of monitoring ovulation and attempting IUIs, we discovered that my left ovary was lazy and I had O'ed on from my right 4 months in a row. We then went to IVF.

We used the Lupron Antagonist Protocol: I took BCP for 3 weeks followed by 8 days of stimming with Gonal-f and Menopur (Cetrotide was added on day 6) and a Leuprolide trigger.
IVF was a success as we had 14 eggs (all mature... 10 on right, 4 on left), 12 fertilized, 1 day5 5AA blastocyst transferred and 8 embabies on ice. I contribute my egg quality to folic acid, age (32) and royal jelly. The day of my retrieval I had a small amount of HCG booster to help prepare my uterine lining. I tested it out of my system by the morning 3dpt (8 days after HCG booster) as my wondfos were practically negative; however, that night, it appeared darker and got darker every day since then.

My symptoms were:
ET Day: Crampy; Constipated at night; Woke up at 330 and couldnt go back to sleep;
1dp5dt: Crampy; headache; Woke up around 330 again and couldnt go back to sleep; +HPT (trigger)
2dp5dt: Constipated; Finally full nights sleep; feeling faint; +HPT (trigger)
3dp5dt: Cramping on right side; headache; Major Constipation; feeling faint on and off; Trigger almost gone in AM, but HPT darker in PM
4dp5dt: Very Moody (got mad at DH for not wanting to do a gender reveal party); Headache; feeling faint on and off; HPT is a bit darker than yesterday (Praying this is it!) Clearblue digi w/ weeks said "Pregnant 1-2 weeks". Clearblue Advanced digi said "Not Pregnant" in PM.
5dp5dt: Darker HPTs. Pregnant on Clearblue Advanced digi HPT in AM!!!! Woke up hungry with a headache. Headache majority of the day
6dp5dt: HPTs still getting darker. My left boob gives me sharp pains every now and then, especially when I press on them. Constipation returned.
7dp5dt: Constipation. Fullness and pressure in uterus
8dp5dt: Constipation. Small cramping
9dp5dt: Really bad AF type cramps at night. Nurse said could be uterus growing.
10-13dp5dt: Hunger. Constipation let up a bit after taking stool softeners. Very mild cramping. FRER beat control line and Wondfo was equal to control line on 10dpt. YAY!!!
14dp5dt: Beta = 3768!!!!

So excited for my Rainbow after the storms I've had!

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Dream a bit!

hi girls! 10 months TTC and reading stories on this site convinced me not to symptom spot. I thought I was pregnant month 1-4 ( thirst or cramps or fatigue had me Googlng baby announcements), and I gave up symptom spotting by month 5. That said, this month, MONTH 10, did come with a couple things!

So, I O'd on day 17 of a 31 day cycle. We BD'd on ovulation day, and also the two days before and after.
1 DPO nothing
2 DPO nothing
3 DPO nothing
4 DPO nothing
5 DPO nothing
6 DPO vivid dreams. of course i tell myself this is nothing!
7 DPO vivid dreams.
8 DPO vivid dreams.
9 DPO vivid dreams. I tested with FRER 6 day early. Negative.
10 DPO dreams stop and I figure I'm out. No testing.
11 DPO nothing. No testing.
12 DPO nothing. No testing.
13 DPO BFP!! <3

Now I'm feeling extra emotional, but that could just be 'cause I'm feeling so grateful! What a wait, what a journey. I hope everyone gets a BFP soon. Well wishes!

Is This Real?!? 10 DPO

My husband and I want a baby so bad. We haven't been trying super long so I really do consider myself lucky. I just got this result like 10 minutes ago and the sobs have not stopped. But then a little panic sets in.... Because this is finally real!

I haven't had many symptoms except being tired and sore boobs. I honestly thought it was too early for me to get this as I am only 10 dpo, but here we are. Good luck ladies. I wish everything this amazing feeling.

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Yay first ever BFP

Today AF was due I'm 15dpo. I got my first ever bfp, I promised myself I wouldn't test till af was missing as I kept getting my hopes up but this time I actually got it! Woohoo!

*~BFP on 11dpo with Wondfo, symptoms match up with AF exactly ~*

Hello everyone~

I've been TTC for 11 months. Next month we would have been going in for fertility tests if we didn't conceive this month.

Surprisingly, although I've tracked symptoms this last month more than any month before, this was the most normal and symptom-free month. I was pretty confident that I was out this month and I was fine with that. The *only* differences were that I got headrush several times after Ovulation. Also, I did feel more exhausted 5dpo - 9dpo than usual, but I was away from home for a week with coworkers, and I blamed the exhaustion on working for long amounts of time and being around so many people for so long.

Other months I've sworn 50 times I was pregnant when I wasn't, had the most pregnant symptoms ever and even convinced myself I was pregnant even after getting AF. It was all worse because my cycles are wildly irregular, and I felt like every month I was getting a new "pregnancy" symptom that I hadn't had before.

The only change this month in TTC was that I was using Wondfo OPKs to pinpoint Ovulation. I've previously tracked my CM, which also has helped. I also had a bunch of cheap Wondfo HPTs that I got with the OPKs. If it weren't for those cheap Wondfos, I probably would have still not known that I was pregnant (bc I don't like to spend money on expensive drug store HPTs especially if I think I'm out).

Here are symptoms by day:
CD17: creamy CM, dry rubbery CM at night, <1 min of aching on the r. side of my chest, Wondfo OPK: negative
CD 18: OPK positive, ewcm, BD!
CD19 (Ovulation Day): OPK still positive, ewcm, acid reflux, headrush, really high sex drive (this is why I think it was O day), BD!
1DPO: OPK still positive, woke up often at night, ewcm, BD!
2DPO: OPK negative, not much cm
3DPO: not much creamy cm
4DPO: not much cm throughout the day, but had one moment of a LOT of cm at once
5DPO: started off with high energy, end of day EXHAUSTED! small amount of creamy cm and headrush
6DPO: high energy, little bit of creamy cm
7DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, headrush, extremely exhausted (I blamed this on being on a work retreat for the last week--I'm usually not around so many people 24/7 for an entire week), did not want to be intimate bc tired
8DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, EXHAUSTED, cried (with happiness) when S-I-L told me she's preggo. Lol, I had no idea that I was too :P
9DPO: small amount of creamy cm, exhausted, took my first hpt and had BFN. wasn't expecting anything this cycle bc I felt very normal.
10DPO: feeling PMS-y, warned my DH that AF is coming, tender breasts (this is all normal for AF), bfn
11DPO: that morning, I had a dream that I got two very dark BFPs. I tested in the morning with Wondfo and had two faint positives, but I started distrusting Wondfo's, but was obsessing and researching it all day. no cm at all, totally normal to dry up before AF. high energy, breasts were aching. The only difference with breast achiness is that sometimes they were getting this poky feeling from the inside in an for a couple seconds, maybe 1-2 times a day. The areas of the pokiness changed every time. Nipples totally didn't hurt and still don't.
12DPO: Got BFP on Clearblue and FRER, and on two Wondfos!!! I would have never believed it if I didn't have the cheap tests to begin with, because I still feel so normal. Started getting AF like cramps. Told my DH and both in disbelief.
13DPO (today): AF like cramps. They are on and off throughout the day, just like before AF. It sometimes comes on when stretching awkwardly, just like with AF. So there's no difference. Still getting the occasional breast pokiness in certain areas.

Besides that, no other symptoms at all. No food aversions, no smell sensitivities, no nipple darkening, no itchiness, no burpiness/gassiness, no irritability... it's hard to believe that I have someone in there!


I wasn't keeping track of every symptom by DPO but 14 DPO was yesterday and here I am with my BFP! I started to get a little excited when I noticed myself just feeling different, with that said I think I should mention that I didn't feel pregnant, I just felt like something was up & wanted to wait until missed AF to test because I didn't want to start driving myself crazy!

1-5 DPO- I was extremely car sick, and dizzy at random moments throughout the day, for at least 30 seconds each time. Frequent urination but I normally drink A TON of water all day so it's not really unusual for me. Food aversions, nothing tasted good to me and when I did force myself to eat I would feel really sick so only thing I've been able to eat is cheez-its for some reason I can't stop craving them & im an organic only super healthy eater so I thought WTF!!
6-8 DPO- still dizzy on a daily basis, lots of watery clear CM, still frequent urination, bloated & im very gassy (TMI) but I've been burping a lot! Slight cramping on/off nothing major but enough to say painful!
8-10 DPO- no dizziness but I was feeling very weak, my hands were shaky and I thought I must've had low sugar/blood pressure but I couldn't taste any of the fruit I was trying to eat to get some glucose in my system so I couldn't really eat enough to help myself. I started getting random BURSTS of energy towards night time, I wasnt the slightest bit tired at all and felt more energetic than normal!
10-12 DPO- symptoms were pretty much gone but I had little flutters in my ovaries and very very slight cramps on my lower abdomen under my belly button, not even painful to be honest but kind of felt like I had a boulder attached to my belly button weighing my stomach down- weird!! I had crazy vivid dreams & I remembered all of them, I normally don't even have dreams I don't think.
12-14 DPO- I still feel cramps in my belly which made me think AF was coming but my af cramps are normally super painful to the point where I have to stay in bed & this time they were very light and short but I didn't get my hopes up until I took my test. I also noticed my gums were very sensitive and inflamed, my nose was slightly stuffy but not anything crazy, my fatigue started to kick in around 13 DPO& I still can't really eat anything because I have don't taste anything & when my DH smokes his cigarettes I wanna punch him and throw up all over him- only time I feel nauseua! I think my sense of smell increased because it smells really strong on him when he smokes and before I never smelled it (He promised to quit when I get a blood test confirming my BFP :)) also I smelled blueberries out of a muffin that was accross the room :-) I also broke out in an itchy rash all over my thighs and my skin is super dry lotion doesn't help! 13 DPO was Valentine's Day and it was strange because I didn't drink alcohol but I woke up in the middle of the night and felt extremely HUNG OVER- like literally that horrible feeling that makes you say "I'm never drinking again" I felt like that at like 3 am and couldn't sleep for the rest of the night! By am I was fine but we went to my favorite cafe in Chicago and I didn't taste my favorite omelette and couldn't finish it because I wasn't feeling it which is SUPER unusual. I also gained weight which is weird because I haven't really been eating.

My symptoms weren't even that crazy, which is what made me suspicious in the first place because my AF symptoms usually start a week prior to me getting my AF and I'm
Usually SUPER hormonal, I get deeply deeply depressed and I cry for no reason for like a week straight (In public too LOL) and this time not only was I not the slightest bit hormonal but I also felt super energetic and contempt & upbeat for the most part. I had NO implantation bleeding or spotting, I had NO nausea, NO breast tenderness although nipples changed shape, I had no veins and NO weird cravings and NO hunger at all-- although it's not too late for all Of that to kick in& I know that!
Some DPO I had no symptoms and felt totally fine, which was a sign because at that time I'm
Usually already PMSing.

So to sum up, bacially my symptoms were scattered, barely there, and when they were they only lasted a couple minutes each--if this is a sign for an easy 9 months ahead I'll take it! Lol. But the symptoms I did have were out of the ordinary for me so mentally I was prepared for either a BFP or a BFN, it wasn't urgent for me to get pregnant but we weren't using any protection or pulling out we just wanted whatever was meant to happen. (I want to mention that we BD every single day, sometimes twice a day--and that's normal for us we weren't trying to conceive, just not trying not to, incase that is what made it happen?) we're super excited and happy about our BFP! Baby dust to all of you!

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BFP on 18 DPO

This is our second cycle TTC #1. Because we were in the initial phase of trying, I wasnt charting temps or checking exact dates when I ovulated. I have a regular 28 day cycle, so just decided to bd on all days in the week leading upto what should have been ovulation day. this must've been the longest two weeks of my life. felt many symptoms, but then I always doubted if my wishful thinking was making up symptoms for me in my head.

1DPO: dull pain deep inside near the hip. weak and shaky legs, extremely hungry, dinner smelt great but tasted off
2DPO: wet feeling. hungry and thirsty frequently. bowel movement more usual than normal. I usually go once in 2-3 days
3DPO: wet feeling, definitely bloated. gassy, burping frequently. a pulling feeling in lower abdomen when I stretched
4DPO: wet feeling, definitely bloated. gassy, burping frequently. stomach growling all the time.
5DPO: stomach growling. tired and sleepy. two pangs in left bb but lasted only a few seconds (not sure if its all in my head)
6DPO: tired and sleepy after yoga. hungry, not so much bloating. couple of secs of pricking feeling in bbs. feeling wet. mild pain in armpit and upper arm and low back
7DPO: woke up with a blocked and running nose. feeling feverish. slightly tired. vivid dreams
8DPO: woke up with a cold and dull back pain. metallic taste in my mouth after dinner, like i was chewing on a coin.
9DPO: all symptoms have disappeared :( still have the cold though
10DPO:feel like Im going to get AF soon
11DPO: BFN on FRER with fmu. cold suddenly better in the afternoon. gassy at night. bra feels very uncomfortable
12DPO: slight twinges in lower abdomen in the evening lasting for about ten seconds. extremely cloudy urine
13DPO: low back pain in sleep.BFN with $tree. definite bloating. stretching and pulling feeling in abdomen and low back in yoga
14DPO: All symptoms have disappeared. getting ready for AF tomo
15DPO: AF due today. no AF when i woke up! yay! BFN with $tree. had spotting in the afternoon a couple of times. nothing on my underwear, just on tp when I wiped. another BFN in evening with cvs
16DPO: no AF yet. BFN with fmu on FRER. one more spot in my underwear this time. had to literally take an effort to swallow my lunch. felt nauseted. no other symptoms
17DPO: no AF yet. this is the third day i'm late (and i usually never am late). BFN with fmu on $tree
18DPO: BFN on CBD with fmu. no AF yet. im now four days late and almost wishing for AF, so that I can atleast cry about it, and plan for the next cycle. BFP on smu with $tree. a faint line, but its definitely there. another BFP with FRER.

All the best to all of you ttc. Hoping you all get your BFPs soon!

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