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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.

Hooray! BFP 13dpo!

Hi Everyone,

After many months of negotiation DH and I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and try for a few months. I am a teacher and coach so I want to see if we could plan it to work with my summer vacation. Luckily it didn't take us long, because of all the wonderful advice from all of you guys. I did drink green tea and took mucinex two days leading up to the big O, which I felt this time from the left at CD 19. Since DH works outside all day in the heat, we decided to try in the mornings before work :)

We BD on CD 7,12,13,15,17,19 and some others. I O'd around 1 in the morning on 19.
DPO 1-13 all I had was sore nipples that would not go away. I also found myself falling asleep at 8 or 9. It was hard for me to run with my cross country team.
DPO 3-13 I also noticed an increase in lotiony CM. I kept waiting to go to my dry stage but it didn't happen. Bloating also!
DPO 11- I had some sharp cramping for about 15 minutes during the morning.
CD 13- was the day I expected to get my visit from AF, but I decided to take a test before I left for my XC meet. I saw it start to change and forced myself to look away for 3 minutes. When I looked back it was BFP! I squeaked with excitement. I immediately ran into the other room and jumped on husband in bed! I said guess what! He said you're pregnant! I am!
CD14- I tested again and another BFP with Clearblue plus.

I hope this helps someone. I never had sore boobs or nausea during my wait.
Also no implantation bleeding.
Good Luck and Baby Dust!

BFP on Digital, Blood Test, OPK - I am in Disbelief! (12 DPO)

First and foremost, I have probably been coming to this website for the past two years, reading and dreaming that one day it would be me posting. And here I am, I still can’t believe it!

From the beginning... I had a missed miscarriage in June 2011 and was devastated, well, over the course of the next year, we started trying again March 2012 and June came and went, July, and we were BDing all the time! What I soon found is that my periods were super irregular, I would have a cycle for 32 days, then no period for 2 months, and then a period for 37 days and another two months... It was terrible. Finally, I went to a fertility doctor and we found that I had PCOS and I was not ovulating regularly. Now, I had been on birth control for around 8 years and two years before this I had actually tried to get pregnant and soon gave up and went back to school to get my masters because it was too stressful at the time to keep going through the disappointment. So, this is why, finally good to know. The doc prescribed me Clomid 100mg and then I did an HCG trigger. 14 days later BFP!
Here are my symptoms:

Ovulation cramps came day of trigger and day after and it hurt, I could actually feel it on my right ovary!

1 DPO on and off dull ache in right ovary
2 DPO lots of CM
3 DPO lots of CM
4 DPO lots of CM
5 DPO vivid dreams, lots of CM
6 DPO a lot of energy, lots of CM
7 DPO slight cramping (implantation), lots of CM (BFN, yea, I know)
8 DPO slight cramping (implantation), lots of CM (Neg OPK)
9 DPO lots of CM (Neg OPK)
10 DPO tired, irritable, pimple, crampy, backache, just don’t feel good (Faint Positive BFP, I thought it was HCG in my system so I didn't get excited)
11 DPO slight headaches off and on, boobs starting to get sore on sides (Faint Positive BFP and then "Pregnant" on Digital
12 DPO Went to the doc for blood test, HCG 43 and Prog 36, they tell me congratulations! And scheduled next visit in two days to check levels. Then I decided to take another test, another OPK, just to test the theory, and guess what, a big fat happy face!
My boobs are getting really sore and my headaches are a bit stronger!

So there you have it, I will tell you, I didn’t believe it until I peed on the the OPK and got the happy face, that was something! I just want to wish everyone baby dust to all and dreams do come true! Now to get through the first trimester!

Finally After 11 Months!!!

I got my BFP on roughly 15dpo after 11 months of trying... DF is 37 and I'm 23. We could not be happier. Things we did differently this month:
Prayer/meditation, Maca root powder (tastes gross but I felt awesome on this stuff, highly recommend, very healthy and balancing for female hormones. Get a gelatinized version, meaning it's cooked and the starches are removed so it has a 95% absorption rate compared to 45% with regular maca, vega makes the one that I used), took a break on temping, hated it.
Symptoms (not exactly sure on the dpo since I didn't temp, guessing based on cm)
From 3 dpo on and off until now I had very light pinkish brown spotting, I NEVER spot.. so I was already suspecting something was up.
I was extremely fatigued from 5 dpo on... I even napped in some afternoons, and I am not a napper at all, I usually can't sleep unless it's totally dark Slight nausea after food 7 dpo. Still spotting a little
9 dpo breasts feel tender, and swollen. BFN
12 dpo same symptoms BFN on dollar store brand
15 dpo took another dollar store brand, saw 1 line appear and just threw it out, thinking it was BFN. 20 mins later I went into the bathroom, happened to glance in the garbage and saw 2 clear lines... immediately went out and bought a first response 3-pack. BFP!!!!! Still spotting, it's extremely light and only seems to appear in the morning. A little worried. Baby dust to all who are trying!!

BFP on a Rest Cycle

I had had two IUIs and they both were negative. I went in to start my 3rd IUI and I had cysts EVERYWHERE from the Clomid. The dr. put me on a rest cycle. Went back and the cysts were still there, other rest cycle. Then........ as I was waiting for my cycle to start:

1-12 DPO- NO SYMPTOMS
13 DPO- Weird headache
14 DPO- Tested, very, very faint line. Very crampy, thought my period was starting
15 DPO- Test very faint line, spotted bright red blood/crampy. Tested later that night with digital-PREGNANT
16 DPO- went to Dr. for blood preg test-POSITIVE

Cramping and bloated for a month into pregnancy. Thought my period would start at any second.

BFP

Day prior to O: had sex
O day: nothing
1DPO: Gums bleeding while brushing
2DPO: Nothing
3DPO: small amount of red blood when wiping
4DPO: Very gassy, stomach cramps/twinges, weird hunger pains, mild nausea, slight CM
5DPO: Only ate 1/2 of breakfast, wasn’t feeling hungry and got a bit nauseated while eating. Cramps on both sides (mainly left), getting sick with flu-like symptoms, very bad headache, slight CM
6DPO: Heavier CM, low back pain, vaginal "bubble" type feeling but nothing ever came out
7DPO: Gums bleeding when brushing, Stabbing pain in breasts, breasts feel swollen, EXTREME veins on chest and nipples
8DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well, kept dreaming about my basal temp, boobs feel more swollen and slightly tender, low back pain, slight CM, veins don’t seem as prominent as yesterday. Very emotional, cried over two songs. Heart is POUNDING when I lay down, short of breath just going across the living room, belching a lot, inside vagina felt extremely tight.
9DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well again, had a dream about having twins at home, peeing more frequently (is that possible this early?!) slightly nauseated, heavy boobs, vaginal "bubble" feeling again, veins are now leading into my nipples.
10DPO: Negative blood test: Veins very prominent, areoles seem a lot bigger/not darker though, short of breath in the morning, breasts are getting more and more tender, low back pain, mild cramps on left side of abdomen, blood test done at drs office with HCG of less than 1, pulling/stabbing sensation beneath/behind boobs, vaginal "bubble" thing again.
11DPO: Didn’t sleep well, feel discouraged yet I feel like I should be happy, dropped a few pounds when I weighed, not much of an appetite, short of breath, crying a lot.
12DPO: Headachish, VERY sore boobs and large areoles, bra uncomfortable, out of energy/drained!
13DPO: Dreamt I had a BFP! Woke up to disappointment of a negative. Still HUGE blue veins all over chest and now also leading up to my neck. Really bad cramps (almost like I need to poop but can’t.. sorry if TMI) very irritable and emotional, even a bit angry.
14DPO: Expected date for period, no sign of AF. sticky/watery CM, still obsessing thinking I am pregnant and the blood test had to have been too early. Pulling feeling in the right upper abdominal area, tested negative again.
15DPO: Tested negative on HPT but something told me to go in and do another blood test anyway. 1 day late for AF, veins seem even bigger now!! white/yellowish sticky CM, had another blood test done at drs office. Crampy, gassy, stabbing/pulling feeling in breasts, heart-beating super hard.
16DPO: 2 days late for AF. Tested negative on HPT (the dip in pee sticks.
FYI: DON'T USE THEM!!!!!) Feeling discouraged and wondering how it can be negative when I KNOW I'm pregnant?! Anxiously awaiting call from dr for results, cramps on both sides near pelvis. Received call from drs office confirming I am indeed pregnant!! HCG level of 31! I had to see it for myself so I POAS (FRER) and got a BFP!

BFP With LOTS of Prayer and Vitex

I'm so excited to finally get to post my BFP story! We had been trying for over a year and last October found out I was pregnant. November rolled around and I started spotting, which ended up in a miscarriage at about 8 weeks. We were devastated! But we kept on trying, and trying and trying. But nothing! Ironically my husband is an OB and I kept asking him questions thinking in the back of my mind, he had to know some BIG secret! But he assured me he wasn’t keeping any secrets and we just had to give it time. After 8 months of prayer, I decided to try Vitex! I love this stuff. I know it's not for everyone but I could tell a huge change physically after the second week of taking it! I had more energy, less vaginal dryness, a regular period with less brown spotting leading up to it! I felt awesome. The second month, using Vitex I got my BFP. I know God made it happen. Hopefully this little one will stick 9 months. Baby dust and prayers go out to all!

Symptoms:
DPO 1-10: nothing really
DPO 11-14 sore breasts, peeing frequently, little nauseated at times, exhausted!

BFP After 12 Months!!

It feels surreal that I'm actually writing my own BFP story.

BACKGROUND: DH and I were married on Sept 17, 2011 and knew we wanted to start TTC right away. After about 4 months, I got my very first BFP...but learned a few days later that it was a chemical pregnancy. We started trying again the very next cycle but I just felt like something was wrong with my cycles. I was spotting way before my period started and felt like maybe I had a progesterone issues. At the end of my 11th cycle I went to my OB/GYN and had blood work done. My progesterone was very low, just as I had thought. DH had a sperm analysis done. He had low morphology (2%). My doctor suggested we do 3 cycles with me on Clomid (prior to Ovulation) and Progesterone Suppositories (after ovulation). If we weren’t pregnant by the end of those 3 cycles, we were going to move on to IUI. Well, our first month with me on the Clomid and Progesterone Suppositories was a SUCCESS! We couldn’t believe it. To make things even more perfect, I found out I was pregnant just 2 days before our 1 year Wedding Anniversary. We could not be happier about becoming parents!! This will be our first child.

SYMPTOMS:
1DPO - cramps in morning and again in afternoon. Nipples were very sore/sensitive.
2DPO - Nothing.
3DPO - Creamy CM. Cramps at night.
4DPO - Creamy CM. No other symptoms.
5DPO - Creamy CM. No other symptoms.
6DPO - Creamy CM- TONS of it. No other symptoms.
7DPO - Creamy CM.
8DPO - Creamy CM. Started feeling premenstrual cramps on and off all day.
9DPO - Creamy CM. Huge temp drop (below coverline). Dark brown streak of blood on panty liner in the afternoon. Thought maybe it was implantation blood?!
10DPO - Creamy CM. Temp dropped a little more :( I thought for sure that meant AF was on her way. I thought for true implantation dips, it was supposed to dip down and then shoot back up. I was depressed all day. No cramping or anything.
11DPO - Creamy CM. Temp shot way up!!
12DPO - Creamy CM. Took FRER test in the afternoon (NOT with FMU) and there was a faint 2nd line!!
13DPO - Creamy CM. Took FRER test with FMU and a nice, dark BFP!! Praise God!

Other than the Creamy CM (which I thought all along was just from the progesterone suppositories) and a few random cramps here and there, I had NO other signs or symptoms! I had blood work to test hCG levels on 16 DPO and 18DPO and my levels were doubling as they should be! We have a confirmation ultrasound scheduled for the first week in October. We will be just shy of 7 weeks and are praying we get to see or hear a heartbeat! Today is the first day of Week 5 and I am just now starting to feel soreness in my boobs.

THINGS WE DID DIFFERENT IN OUR BFP CYCLE:
--I took 100mg of Clomid on CD 1 - 5 to help me "super ovulate"
--I took (and am still taking) 100mg of Progesterone Suppositories before bed each night, starting the day after Ovulation
--Used Clearblue Ovulation Predictor Kit (with the smiley face). HINT: take a test TWICE PER DAY - once in the AM and once in the PM. My doctor recommended this to me and it was our first cycle trying this method! I got a smiley on a test that I took at NIGHT! We were instructed to BD 12 hours after the positive OPK and then BD again 12 hours after that so I got an OPK at Night (CD13)... BD first thing the next morning (CD14)... then BD again later that night (CD14)! It worked for us :)

BFP DPO 12

Ok well I can't believe I'm posting this tonight but at age 40 and already a mum to 17 and 12 year old sons, I am now pregnant again!! Wasn't TTC but wasn't taking any birth control either.... I have never had a HPT come up as positive so early before :) but after following this site for the last week, I thought why not!! Funny thing is I only DTD a few times this month early in my cycle then once again 2 days before I ovulated. Must have meant to be. So here are my symptoms.

CD 12: DTD watery cm
CD 14: o day I think? ewmc,
DPO 1: some ewmc and mild cramps
DPO 2 : diarrhea, feeling emotional, severe cramps, mainly on right side
DPO 3: Sore nipples, slightly sore bbs and some lower abdo cramping
DPO4: Sore nipples & some bb tenderness Cervix lower and soft Some lotion creamy cm Dry mouth, very thirsty, excess phlegm. Very tired in arvo but did have late night last night!!! Slight dizziness, lower abdo cramps in arvo, changing sides but worse in right side, kinda like o pains & small burps all day
DPO 5: Cramps at night, in lower abdo line ovulation pain & some in lower back pain & in thighs, like nerve pain? Little bit bloated in evening, dry mouth, thirsty all day, sore nips & bbs & constipated, think that's why I'm a bit bloated
DPO 6: Cramps starting in morning, feel like period cramps Boobs sore and tingly. Feel very tired and hot. Had cramps last night & weird dreams Feels like pressure in lower abdo, feel a bit windy but not much wind coming out!! Nips erect and bbs a bit bigger, Bbs really sore at night, nipples sorer. Dry mouth & things have tasted funny today? Windy tonight but No bloating. Face and ears feel hot on and off all day, worse at night, feel very hot and flushed but face isn’t red. Teeth sore, especially bottom front and side teeth & gums bleeding a bit down the bottom.
DPO 7: Same as day before plus Watery cm in am then some creamy, cp high in evening
DPO 8: Boobs and nips sore this morning. Funny taste in mouth. Feel light headed. Weird dreams last night. No bloating, usually pre AF bloating by now? Weird cramps pain in vagina had some yesterday too. Some mild lower uterine cramps.
DPO 9: Bbs very tender. Mild indigestion/ heartburn. Peeing lots. Dizzy. Constipated ++ Gums still sore bit of bleeding in morning. Mild headache. Bbs have mild milk letdown feeling??? Hungry but get full quickly. Stronger sense of smell?? Bbs so sore tonight, aching when I take my bra off!!!! Teeth so sore. Hungry again but can’t eat much. Stronger headache at night. Hot flushes in face at night.
DPO 10: Very sore bbs. Awoke at 4am this morning :( Hot flushes at times. Burping a lot. cramps down low. Watery cm, not a lot of it.... Still feel on the verge of a cold but doesn’t develop ?? No bloating? Headaches.
DPO 11: Very moody, getting angry easily!!!. Very sore boobs. Have not had a BM in over a week!!!!! Feel very lethargic :( Headaches, Tooth ache again. Sharp pain in groin area in arvo. Some vagina pain & pressure tonight. Yay finally did a constipated BM!!!! Sore throat at times and nose bit blocked. Blue veins on chest? As well as usual ones on bbs. Slight nausea in evening. Teary a few times but passed quickly & dry mouth still DPO 11: Sore bbs + + + and bit tingly. Feel fatigued, unwell and sore teeth gums and dry scratchy sore throat. Watery cm, not very much cp high. No appetite & No bloating. Dry mouth and metallic taste. Very moody, happy then cranky! Different from PMS. starting to really think I'm PG today, just feel different. Hot and headachy too.
DPO 12: Sore bbs still and tender nips. Dark blue Veins in boobs and chest. Stomach gurgling. Slight off feeling in stomach. Cramps after orgasm which lasted 20 mins. Still constipated took coloxyl tabs, no relief :( Moody and teary, feel quite low most afternoon. Still feel like getting a cold but never develops . Fatigue- sleepy during day but hard to sleep at night. Burping- a lot! No pmt bloating. Cm still scant and watery. Cp still high Slight weird taste in mouth & bleeding gums.
So tonight I buy a three pack of FRER, expecting a BFN tonight but tested at 7pm and OMG Faint BFP :) I’m still in shock & will test again in the morning hehe just to make sure!!!!!

My Pregnancy Symptoms

I have endometriosis and thought it was going to be very hard to conceive. I haven't used birth control for over a year. We just bought a house and the timing couldn't be more perfect. We tried for two months. This is the second month and I got my bfp!
11dpo boobs tender, thrush felt thickness on my tongue couldn't brush off the taste, const.
12 dpo nothing really
13 do nothing really
14 dpo boob are sore and deal swollen
15dpo emotional, heartburn, nauseous thought it was from prenatal, boobs still sore
16 dpo nipple sore and tender, boobs swollen
17 dpo had a few beers last night, thought I was just feeling hung over cause I usually don't drink got very nauseous and puked, we were running errands got tot the bank and puked again, felt very dizzy every time I stood up and nauseous. Kept thinking I didn't drink that much last night. Talked to dh and asked if he thought my boobs were bigger and he was like yes I think you should test. But I started feeling slightly crampy so I thought I'm gonna start tomorrow I'll wait
18 dpo more cramping thought I'm gonna start I'll test tomorrow for sure if I don't......
19 dpo tested and got bfp! Had to take a second look cause I still thought I was gonna start any time. Very emotional today and tired, like I can't think and need a nap.
Baby dust to everyone don't give up, I almost did!

So Many Negatives, Then BFP Blood Test and HPT at 16DPO!

This is our first month TTC and we only did the BD one time during fertile period which was the day before O. Here's my story and symptoms:

Day prior to O: had sex
O day: nothing
1DPO: Gums bleeding while brushing
2DPO: Nothing
3DPO: small amount of red blood when wiping
4DPO: Very gassy, stomach cramps/twinges, weird hunger pains, mild nausea, slight CM
5DPO: Only ate 1/2 of breakfast, wasn’t feeling hungry and got a bit nauseated while eating. Cramps on both sides (mainly left), getting sick with flu-like symptoms, very bad headache, slight CM
6DPO: Heavier CM, low back pain, vaginal "bubble" type feeling but nothing ever came out
7DPO: Gums bleeding when brushing, Stabbing pain in breasts, breasts feel swollen, EXTREME veins on chest and nipples
8DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well, kept dreaming about my basal temp, boobs feel more swollen and slightly tender, low back pain, slight CM, veins don’t seem as prominent as yesterday. Very emotional, cried over two songs. Heart is POUNDING when I lay down, short of breath just going across the living room, belching a lot, inside vagina felt extremely tight.
9DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well again, had a dream about having twins at home, peeing more frequently (is that possible this early?!) slightly nauseated, heavy boobs, vaginal "bubble" feeling again, veins are now leading into my nipples.
10DPO: Negative blood test: Veins very prominent, areoles seem a lot bigger/not darker though, short of breath in the morning, breasts are getting more and more tender, low back pain, mild cramps on left side of abdomen, blood test done at drs office with HCG of less than 1, pulling/stabbing sensation beneath/behind boobs, vaginal "bubble" thing again.
11DPO: Didn’t sleep well, feel discouraged yet I feel like I should be happy, dropped a few pounds when I weighed, not much of an appetite, short of breath, crying a lot.
12DPO: Headache, VERY sore boobs and large areoles, bra uncomfortable, out of energy/drained!
13DPO: Dreamt I had a BFP! Woke up to disappointment of a negative. Still HUGE blue veins all over chest and now also leading up to my neck. Really bad cramps (almost like I need to poop but can’t.. sorry if TMI) very irritable and emotional, even a bit angry.
14DPO: Expected date for period, no sign of AF. sticky/watery CM, still obsessing thinking I am pregnant and the blood test had to have been too early. Pulling feeling in the right upper abdominal area, tested negative again.
15DPO: Tested negative on HPT but something told me to go in and do another blood test anyway. 1 day late for AF, veins seem even bigger now!! white/yellowish sticky CM, had another blood test done at drs office. Crampy, gassy, stabbing/pulling feeling in breasts, heart beating super hard.
16DPO: 2 days late for AF. Tested negative on HPT(the dip in pee sticks. FYI: DONT USE THEM!!!!!) Feeling discouraged and wondering how it can be negative when I KNOW I'm pregnant?! Anxiously awaiting call from dr for results, cramps on both sides near pelvis. Received call from drs office confirming I am indeed pregnant!! HCG level of 31! I had to see it for myself so I POAS (FRER) and got a BFP!

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