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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.

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture - they worked for me!

I've been following these ttc threads for 6 months now while TTC for my first baby. Finally I can since I have my BFP despite thinking it wouldn't happen!! Here's my story.

TTC since Sept 16. Before this I had been on and off the pill for years and due to constantly coming on and off the pill I had screwed up my hormones and created a hormonal imbalance within my body. After I came off the pill I had irregular cycles ranging 35-39 days and would ovulate very late (around day 23). I figured this out by using ovulation packs. Also, my periods were very light, about 2 days in duration. Additionally, the serious amount of acne on my chin and cheeks confirmed I had a hormonal imbalance.

With an aim to bring my O date forward to day 14 and achieve a 28 day cycle I started Agnus Castus (1000mg per day) which I purchased from Amazon. Within a month I was ovulating bang on day 14 and having my period exactly two weeks later. However, my periods continued to be very light..around 2 days (also i would spot 2 days before this), I still had the acne, and I couldn't get pregnant. I realised that the short periods meant that I had a very thin uterine lining meaning implantation was almost impossible. Agnus Castus didn't appear to rectify this problem.

Therefore I looked to Chinese Medicine (TCM). On 1st March I went to a Chinese medical doctor specialising in Fertility in East London (message me for details - he is amazing). I sat down with him, told him my story, and he gave me a selection of herbs to boil and drink twice a day to bring about ovulation. Once I confirmed ovulation he adjusted the herbs to include herbs to increase blood flow to the uterus and thicken my uterine lining. I also had weekly acupuncture on my stomach to increase blood flow to my uterus. Well, just under a month later, I am pregnant!!!

Symptoms

5DPO onwards until present (15 DPO): tired…in bed by 10.30/11pm. So so so much gas.

5 DPO: Afternoon - pinching feeling left side
6 DPO: Morning - pinching left side
7 DPO: Afternoon - sore oily face
9 DPO: Afternoon - mild cramping left side. Yellow discharge. 5pm - headache all night - very intense front left side of head and area above eye. Blocked nose. Insomnia.
10DPO onwards until present - dry skin on upper arms. Dry mouth day and night.
11 DPO: Notice that I have no symptoms of upcoming period. No increase in acne and no cramping like I usually do before period.
13 DPO onward - dry mouth at night. Dry skin all over body - skin feels sore.
14 DPO - no period and no signs period is on its way.
15 DPO - pinching right hand side. BFP!!

Finally BFP at 39, no supps!

So at last I am not out this month! I got my BFP early this morning and it's surreal bc I wasn't even getting my hopes up, as I don't really feel PG. I believe the only weird thing I noticed was irritation down there. I have been around this site for over a year, and we ladies always symptom spot inside the 2ww, but I must say that this cycle was where I experienced the least symptoms and I am PG! And believe me bc this is the 5th time in my life I've been PG with one live birth, DD 17. I had a non-viable at 7 weeks in 2015 and took a break so this was my 7th cycle actually tracking my O dates and with much prayer to the Almighty, and one baby aspirin each night, here I am!

I mentioned not much symptoms, but I am still going to give you what I was feeling. Now my cycle is like clock work every 26 days with a 11-12 day Luteal:

2DPO – Nothing much, slept in til 11am. (Daylight saving day) took a long walk with SO and starting to feel irritation in groin and vaginal area and itchy butt. Very hungry. IBS with bloody stool. (not unusual for me prob eating too much sh**) Didn’t sleep well.
3DPO – Super tired in the morning, didn’t want to get up. More IBS. Hungry. Otherwise, all seems absolutely quiet.
Extra tummy churning and loud rumbles.
5DPO – Vaginal and rectum area extremely irritated. Piles?
6DPO – Nothing much, slight discomfort in lower pelvic area.
March 17th/7DPO - 8DPO – Early AF spotting? Not yet.
9DPO – AF due. Not yet. Felt super tired and slept a lot this day, was bloated in the early part of the day then it went. Some discomfort in lower pelvis but not out of the ordinary. If I was still spot checking I would think this is ligament stretching pain.
10DPO – AF here? No AF yet! But strangely no longer thinking I could be PG either. Woke up with slight headache. But no symptoms, no sore or throbbing BBs so I know I’m not PG just waiting on AF to arrive sometime this week.
11DPO – AF? Not Yet. AF is always early never later, but I don’t feel pg so I don’t want to POAS. Late afternoon still no sign of AF. Lower pulling in pelvic. Feeling as though I did a bunch squats and crunches.
12DPO – AF? Nope.
13DPO – Now AF is officially late and I still feel pulling in my the middle of pelvis, especially when I stand up. I went to buy a HPT. Breasts started getting sore that evening, loosing concentration and I sliced my finger while cooking!
14DPO – 4:20am I got up to pee and took the HPT and BFP! BumP! Wow within seconds too! I’ve been super forgetful and sleepy all day.

I sum it up to my only symptoms in the 2ww to be headache and piles. I will keep my prayers going for my sticky bean, I wanted to wait until a see a HB but I have faith this is the one, I just know it.

Good luck to you ladies, your time is coming! ***Baby dust to all!!

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BFP at 9dpo! Rainbow baby!

My husband and I have had a tough 2 years. In May 2015 our international adoption of 18 months fell through. In November 2015- I miscarried our first child. We spent the next 18 months exhausting sources with donors. (My husband is transgender- female to male- so we need to use a sperm donor.) Some donors were unreliable. Other sources (from sperm banks like our last pregnancy) too expensive since we had exhausted all of our financial resources between the last pregnancy and adoption. We finally found a donor who was an amazing fit (a family friend actually) and got our BFP the first month with him!

I’m only a few days out of the whole 2 year nightmare- but I am praying this baby sticks- because for the first time in years I feel true joy and hope again. I don’t think I realized how much of my joy was stolen through this whole journey until I got my most recent BFP.

Here’s my symptoms- with a bit of humor because I truly feel you have to have some levity to survive TTC and the TWW!

1dpo-5dpo:

These days were relatively uneventful. I would alternate every other day. One day I would say to my husband, “I just know it. This is our month. Do you think it is?? Am I being crazy or do you think it could be?” The next day I would adamantly say, “I just know it’s not our month. Why does this keep happening to us? I just don’t get it.”

He really loved these conversations.

My symptoms were my usual post-OV symptoms- which are all probably just from progesterone. This includes: cramping, slightly sore nipples, being able to smell things more (for good and for bad), and an usual one for me- cramps in my thighs. My temps jumped a little higher than usual- which is odd for me.

6dpo:

This is when things got a little weird. Around 3pm I felt myself get very warm and noticed that from about 3pm to about 5pm that day- I had a fever of about 99.6 or so. It went away around 5pm though and I felt fine.

I have done some googling and have found casual info about fevers sometimes associated with fertilized eggs- and that causing a fever (like the body thinks it’s an intruder or something)- but who really knows how scientific that is.

My dog sniffs my crotch super weird on this day and I am super tempted to google, “Dog sniffed crotch 6dpo” on google. Kid. You. Not. I admittedly held back.

7po:

This is the day I started to think I was pregnant. Some of the symptoms reminded me of last pregnancy- and then also I just had that “I think I’m pregnant” feeling.

The cramps were super specific on this day. More intense than usual and like a sharp shooting feeling. I was also getting zaps in the sides of my breasts. Super bloated and boobs feel huge. I kept feeling very hungry but NOTHING sounded good to me. That is kind of a common “my period is coming” symptom for me though.

On this day I cried to both my mom and husband something along these lines: “I really really think I am pregnant this time. I honestly think I am just getting my hopes up though. There is no way we could have been successful our first month with a new donor. No way. We are not that lucky. Good things don’t happen to us. *Crying.* I really do think I am pregnant though! But what if I am not!? What if I am just going to be devastated!?”

I did this my last pregnancy too. I get weepy and crazy before a BFP- so it had me pretty curious.

I took my first test on this day (sadly this is late for me- I usually start at some ridiculous day like 5dpo despite fully knowing the science behind everything). It was negative on an internet cheapie- although I was convinced I saw a second line and my husband and I spent a good 45 minutes photographing the test at various different angles and using all sorts of instagram filters on it- trying to see if we could see a second line in photos. I ended up crying before bed assuming I was probably not pregnant (but secretly thinking I really might be- but not wanting to let myself think that too much).

8dpo:

The bloating stayed and I was still getting pretty insane cramping. I just knew this time I had to be pregnant. The cramping felt too different. I was super frustrated though because I had no way to prove this- and I was fighting with my husband at this point- and paranoid that if I was not pregnant I would have to totally just own my own exaggerated emotions vs. being able to blame hormones. Please be pregnant to save face, I was praying.

I took a FRER this day and when I thought I saw a line again, of course proceeded to pry it apart and hold it up to various light sources (which for the record- I am pretty sure will guarantee you to see a line every single time if you do that).

I could barely sleep this night because I was reading stories on this website and so excited to wake up and take my temperature.

9dpo:

FINALLY!

Little background Me - 39, DH - 37, DS - 15 (from my previous marriage)
DX My egg reserve & quality is extremely low. AMA is between .6 & .75
This is our 23rd cycle trying.

Very different, positive, excited feeling since CD 11 (even before IUI) never felt like this during any other cycles. Major butterflies!

CD 3 - CD 7 - 200 units of Follistim

Saturday 3/4 9 PM Trigger (CD 11)

Sunday 3/5 9 AM IUI (Only 20 - 30 million sperm due to an accident closing the road & getting there late. It's usually 70 - 80 million)

Monday 3/6 7:45 AM Acupuncture (started in January but this was the first cycle of back to the RE since starting)
9 AM IUI (50 million sperm with 60% motile.) Still not his usual 70 - 80 million :-(

Thursday 3/9 Trigger tested out (3 DPO)

No real symptoms other than sore boobs & bloating which I chalked up to being from the trigger.
Still have the very different positive excited feeling

Monday 3/13 Acupuncture (7 DPO)

Thursday 03/16 tested at night before bed, thought I saw EXTREMELY faint line blew it off (10 DPO)

Friday 03/17 tested with FMU and there was nothing. Was hoping to find out on Saint Patty's day for a little luck. (CD 24 11 DPO)

Saturday 03/18 started spotting at night, put a tampon went to bed, cried myself to sleep.
(usual cycle is 29 days but has been a short as 16 days) (CD 25 12 DPO) CRAZY thirsty all day long & hot flashes
Sunday 03/18 8:30 am still spotting, hardly anything on tampon though (sorry TMI) Still have the very different positive excited feeling.
Email RE that I won't be in Monday for pregnancy bloods but need appt for new cycle
12:30 PM next to nothing on tampon this is weird! Usually the 1st day is spotting but I wake up with heavy flow the next day!
7:30 PM no spotting since 12:30 WTH I'm taking another test cuz I STILL have the very different positive excited feeling
holy crap it's CRAZY faint but there is a second line! Email RE back & say I WILL be in for pregnancy bloods.
Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.
Monday 03/20 7 AM Beta HCG 69.8 CD27 14 DPO Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.

Tuesday 03/20 All same symptoms Boobs are hurty more & nipples are tingly & weird feeling.

Wednesday 03/22/17 7 am Beta HCG 175 MORE than doubled Waaaa hooooo!!!!!!!!!! CD 29 16 DPO Same symptoms.
Bright red bleeding this morning when wiping, RE says it can happen when DTD, it's from new blood vessels and
something else about the mucas and all. Turned to brown scant spotting now.

BFP two months after miscarriage

I always told myself I would post my story since there are so many different stories and there could be someone going through what I did,end up reading this, and having hope. That is what this website did for me. I never thought reading stories about a bfp (an unhealthy amount of stories a day might I add lol) would have such an impact on my negative or positive mood.
I'll start with a little background story. I'm 26 years old, and from the age of 18 had an addiction that I would try to beat for 8 years. I decided to make a life change and leave it behind however I always felt inadequate, I felt like I could never be a good mom after some of things I had went through. I felt like I had ruined my body and chances of even carrying a child but God saw something different for me. I never thought I would get my life together, meet a genuine guy who loved me and treated me right, and that I would live a life of normalcy. By the grace of God I was able to overcome those things.

In December I found out I was pregnant. I wasn't trying,but like I said I thought I could never get pregnant so I thought it may be stress. I took a test at a week late and it was negative. When I still hadn't started two weeks later I took a second one and it was positive. I was in shock, I panicked, I thought everything I had worked for all of the goals I had in place were at a hault. I honestly didn't know how to feel. Someone close to me talked me through it and explained how God had given me a new purpose in life and those words changed everything. When I really thought about it financially we would be fine,I was in a healthy place emotionally, and I finally got a little confidence that I could do this. I was good enough to be a mom. But after a week of constant cramps and spotting red blood I knew something wasn't right. I went to the ER because I had no idea what else to do,and found out I had miscarried. The heartbreak was worse than anything I had ever experienced (which has been a lot with my past). I once again felt even more inadequate, I thought it was my fault,that my body just couldn't handle it. I never thought this would have such an impact on my life. I had fell in love with the idea of being a mom, of the new life I had ahead of me. The sleepless nights, the stress, but all for an amazing purpose. I went through a depression, the first month I couldn't stop obsessing about it. I had came up with all of these insane reasons of why I had a miscarriage until I realized how it's actually almost normal. I finally had gotten to a better place and we decided maybe we could try and start a family. So we did. After my first period after the miscarriage.
I wanted to try but I didn't want to try so hard as to stress my boyfriend or me out during the process. So I did simple things like checked my discharge daily, downloaded an ovulation app, had sex every other day give or take a few days. I actually started eating healthier, making sure I had my greens every day etc. Which I'll be honest these things still stressed me out. I never realized how stressful getting pregnant could be! I just pictured it like a movie.
I was up and down the entire month.

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BFP at 12DPO after 2 years of trying...

I have been visiting this web site since few months and It helped me a lot with my two week wait and with all my crazy questions. Finally got my BFP on March 2nd on a dollar tree HPT. Blood test same day and again after a week, both came positive and normal. Having my 7 weeks ultrasound this March 23rd. hoping to hear the heartbeats.

My journey:
I have PCOS and my cycles were really long. Metformin, yoga and PCOS diet (low carbs) helped with my cycles and I lost over 25 pounds since last year. My cycles started getting regular and shorter, between 32 to 37 for last four months which is great for a PCOS patient. I started ovulating on my own and exactly cycle date 17-18. Before I was not sure if I was ovulating since my cycles were very unpredictable. This was my 4th round of clomid 50 mg and got my BFP at 12 DPO.

Things we tried this cycle:
Clomid (day 5-9)
Preseed
soft cups (highly recommend)
Ovasitol
metformin

My symptoms:

Sore and tender breasts
frequent trips to bathroom
strong smell
very light on and of cramps
light spotting

Do not loose hope or stress yourself. God has better plans for us. I thank god every single day now:))

Bfp!!!!!

I can't believe it! Got a bfp this morning!! (It's still only 5.52 am!! Haha!). Have been testing since 9dpo and nothing. Today is 15dpo and af is 1-2 days late. I thought I was out this month - yesterday was feeling def symptoms of af but it usually comes at night and nothing so I decided to test again. I can't believe it!! I know this is going to make some people hate me but this is our first month of trying and we actually only did it once around ovulation so I'm kind of in shock. I have been having def symptoms though really since about 3-4 dpo.

3-6dpo felt a bit nauseous and had tingling bbs. Also really thirsty. Some bleeding gums.
7dpo sudden bout of terrible diarrhoea in the night. Felt suddenly sick then too and wondered if I might pass out.
8dpo felt sudden sharp twinge in uterus.also picked up a bit of a cold and completely lost my voice plus sores on my tongue appeared. Incredibley tired.
9-11dpo really hungry. Some nausea but not all the time. More bleeding gums. Bfn
8-13dpo more nausea and tingling, prickly bbs. Bfn
14dpo lower abdomen cramps like af coming. Bfn
15dpo bfp!!! Nausea

So don't give up on your bfp ladies!! With my other children I got early bfps so was expecting the same for this one so thought I must be out when I got to 15dpo. I'm going to be 40 in Nov so was expecting things to be trickier this time (had dd#3 when I was 35). Obviously I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is ok but just can't believe it worked!!!!

Thank you to all the earlier posters who kept me going through the tww xxxx

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Fingers crossed!! First time TTC!

Hello all! This is my first time posting to this site, although I have been reading a lot of posts on here and I am hoping that what I am experiencing is going to lead me to my BFP! A little background on me: 31. Nurse for a urology practice. I'm successfully treated for vaginismus (painful intercourse for those that don't know) which I had dealt with for almost 10 years. My DH and I have been married for almost a year, and we had been wanting to start trying for a baby, but I was having awful anxiety to the point where even attempting BD was impossible. I began pelvic floor PT in January, and within 8 weeks I was finally able to BD with my hubby. I've never really attempted to track CM or CP, and have only ever used Glow for period tracking. Now that I am pain free, I am hoping to see my BFP! I would greatly appreciate any feedback. I've been trying to be diligent about tracking my symptoms, but at the same time, I am feeling like I am making myself crazy...

This is based off of the Glow app tracking my fertile window. It said that 3/5 was my best chance of conception. I'm not entirely sure if I did ovulate that day, but we BD through my entire fertile window.

3/5-BD, 30.7% chance of pregnancy per Glow app.
3/6- constant pressure in my pelvic area, felt like I was constantly back and forth to the bathroom. Severe nausea. Stayed home from work.
3/7- trouble falling asleep, appetite non-existent, slight frequency, CM was wet and clear.
3/8- trouble falling asleep, dreamt about baby shower, appetite came back, CM wet and clear, low back pain for 5 minutes, soreness in left breast, LUQ discomfort, breasts feel heavier than usual, bloating
3/9- sore breasts, crampiness, sharp pain in abdomen
3/10- frequent urination and pelvic discomfort, sensitive nose, nausea, passed large clump of white CM, increased CM to point where I had to change my underwear twice, soreness around breast by armpit, thought maybe starting with UTI. Took antibiotic.
3/11- trouble falling asleep, tingling in legs, increased appetite, nausea on and off
3/12- sensitive nipples, nausea on and off, increased CM, sticky CM
3/13- on and off nausea, sticky CM with some pink tinge, crampiness, sharp pain in abdomen, heartburn when laying down
3/14- bloating, sensitive nipples, was cooped up due to the winter storm and decided to try FRER, negative
3/15- woke up nauseated, threw up twice, sensitive nipples, brown spotting when I wiped today

I decided that I won't retest until Sunday, because I don't want to get my hopes up. AF is due according to the Glow app on Monday 3/21. Baby dust to all!

BFP after 2 years of trying!

I have PCOS, and man was it a roller coaster trying to get pregnant. This month, I'll tell you everything we changed, we changed a lot of things, so not sure which one exactly helped us. Here it goes

My husband quit smoking 3 months ago.

This month, he had given up alcohol for lent and I'd given up sweets. (no processed sugar)

We used the last of our pre-seed

I drank red raspberry leaf tea every day this month

We've been consistently exercising the past 2 months, and I have lost nearly 20 lbs.

We have sex EVERY day after my period ended. Every day. That way, we wouldn't miss ovulation.

Now for symptoms.

During Ovulation, I had intense sex drive. I wanted to hump my hubby all day lol sorry TMI, usual ovulation cramps, and some sore boobs that only lasted 2 days.

1-9 DPO nothing really a little backache, occasionally, but that's normal for me, so I ignored it. The thing that stood out during this time was insanely vivid dreams, not about being pregnant, just in general.

10 DPO, I noticed that my CM wasn't drying up like normal, and that it was kind of a creamy watery mix, and there was a lot of it (this continues today). I also experienced a kind of flushing of my face on and off for the next few days. Little insomnia. Spotting, though AF was on the way, but then nothing for the rest of the day or subsequent days.

11 DPO My breasts started to feel full, again not unusual, no pain just full, and I was exhausted. I was tentative to say this was a symptom, because we've had some long days while moving, but man was I pooped. Fullness in my lower abdomen like I've never really felt. It was almost like it was full and firmer than the rest of my tummy.

12 DPO I was so tired again, incredibly thirsty. I couldn't get enough water which is strange because I keep pretty well hydrated, I had a backache, dizziness in the afternoon, and my boobs were sore. I also noticed my actual nipples seemed to be a little wider and more perky than usual.

13 DPO, I finally took a test middle of the day with no hold, and I got a positive immediately! So excited to tell hubby!

BFP at 13 DPO

So excited to be posting on this page..Im 40 and DH 33..Getting pregnant isn't the hard part for us..its keeping the pregnancy thats the problem. I had 3 miscarriages in a row in 2015.I then have been investigated and no problem was found except a dermoid cyst on my left ovary.Had the operation in Nov 2016 and started trying in january after my ob-gyn has given the thumbs up..got my bfp on the 11th of march..
1-4DPO nothing
5 DPO nosebleed in am
6DPO dried blood in my nose in am
7 DPO more dried blood in my nose in am
8 DPO Simultaneous pinching on both left and right
For few minutes
9 DPO nipples starting to feel sore but very mild
10 DPO night sweats/ all I can think of is chips with
Salt and vinegar/ repulsed by smell of
Coffee/boobs sore only when working out/
11 DPO sore boobs when working out/nausea
12 DPO sore boobs/ nausea/ craving for chips
13 DPO sore boobs/ nausea/ creamy cm BFP with
FMU

Doctor has started me on baby aspirin and booked for 2 weekly from 6 weeks..Hope this little one sticks
Baby dust to all :)

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