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BFP by DPO

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

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

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

BFP!!

HAD MY BFP ON 23.10.12 :) So!! 1DPO- EWCM Low energy Insomnia Low abdomen pain Sad mood 2DPO- Low energy Headache Slight nausea AM Sore throat PM 3DPO- CM sticky Tender boobs Insomnia Sore throat 4DPO- Creamy cm Tender boobs Low energy & headache Insomnia PM Light headed in afternoon & sore throat 5DPO- Sticky cm Tender breasts & sore nipples Slight sore throat 6DPO- Creamy cm Sore nipples Low abdomen pain Low energy & tired after lunch time Craved a glass of wine when I got home from work so had the one glass and was tipsy!! 7DPO- Creamy cm Horrible mood/mood swings Headache Cramps Binge eating!! Low energy Cried over my OH shower gel leaking on my carpet! 8DPO- Creamy cm Cramps Diarrhea in AM Headache Low pains in belly 9DPO- Watery cm Sore nipples Sad/moody Cramps Insomnia Slightly painful pulling feeling in left ovary 10DPO- Sore nipples Mood swings Cramps FAINT BFP ON INTERNET CHEAPIE AT 11PM 11DPO- BFP ON CB DIGI AND FRER I used conceive plus! This was only my 2nd cycle ttc ! :)

BFP Hope Story

For those of you who need a little chicken soup for your BFP soul... please read. I hope you find some encouragement. My husband and I were TTC our second. I went off the pill in early August, but my cycle was very irregular. It lasted 35 days, which is long for me. So we decided to focus on September. I did the ovulation calendar on FF, but it was hard to predict ovulation without knowing how long that cycle might last. I tried OPK and couldn't get lines of the same color. AF showed up in early October. Sigh... we will try again! The "trying" part was foreign to us. We have gotten pregnant twice before by accident. Our first ended in a miscarriage. Our second was a welcomed surprise and is a healthy toddler! We really wanted one more, and we never imagined it would take us more than one month to conceive. I guess we were a little too confident! October was a new month, and I was as determined as ever to figure out my cycle. September had been shorter, as it only lasted 30 days compared to 35. So here is the rundown... I based my ovulation calendar on a 28 day cycle. That's what I usually can count on, and I figured my days would decrease again. BD every other or every third day before, during and a little after the fertile window (according to FF calendar) 1-3 DPO no symptoms 4-5 DPO horrible pain in my abdomen... felt like a bladder infection but wasn't... frequently urinating 6-7 DPO getting up in the middle of the night to pee, hungry, moody... tested BFN (way too soon) 8-10 DPO started getting cramps and lower back pain... reminds me of when I was pregnant before... tested on days 9 & 10 BFN 11-13 DPO still cramping but not as much, think AF is on her way... convince myself I am not pregnant, but take a test every morning to be sure... BFN... no other symptoms... not pregnant... Tell hubby that I have bad news, good news, and depends on his mood news... we are pregnant, we get to keep trying, and we can DTD as much as he's in the mood for next month. 14 DPO (today) wake up and feel like there is no possible way I didn't get pregnant this month... even though I haven't missed a period, all of these BFNs are bringing down my hopes... Decide I will take one more test. Pray I won't see another BFN. It's the middle of the day, maybe I should wait until FMU tomorrow. Nah! I go for it... BFP!!! I can't believe my eyes! Hubby is out of town. Will have to wait to share the good news with him. For all of you ladies out there that like to POAS before AF is due to arrive, don't give up hope. You might just get that positive you're desperately looking!! Side note: I have read so many posts on this website. Many of you have been trying for so long to conceive. I wish you all the very best of luck and lots of baby dust!!! I can't imagine what you go through month after month. Please keep your hopes up, too!

BFP 12 DPO! No Early Testing!

This was our first month of trying. I had this terrible feeling that getting pregnant was going to take us forever. I feel so so so blessed. I am keeping everyone who is trying in my thoughts and prayers. I am 26 and my husband is 25. I have a 6 year old daughter from a previous relationship. Oh my oh my oh my! I can't believe I am typing this!!! I usually have a 27-29 day cycle, with a 13 day luteal phase, ovulating between CD 12-14. Usually I get a strong, sharp, one sided, ovulation pain. This is followed up the next day by sore BB's and EWCM that stay sore until the day before AF. Before my first pregnancy I never had sore boobs. I got them at probably 6dpo. I also felt baby implant. It was the weirdest weirdest feeling. I was laying on my back and all of a sudden it felt like someone was twisting a corkscrew inside me. I know it sounds crazy but...it was at about 8dpo and I had never felt that and have never felt it again. Anyways... here we go! CD 12- Suspected O- Didn't not feel O pain... maybe I was sleeping? 1-3dpo- Normal Sore BB's 4dpo- Sharp cramp similar to O, normal sore BB's 5dpo- Bloating, indigestion, gas sore BB's- normal 6-7dpo- Sore BB's, nausea- normal 8dpo- Sore BB's- normal 9dpo- Sore BB's- normal, vomiting- not normal (seriously thinking I am just making myself crazy). Notice little pimple looking bumps on nipples. I always have mongomerys tubercles when my nipples are hard...but these are much different looking and are there when they are soft (still have these). Creamy CM- unusual 10dpo- Sore BB's- normal, strong sense of smell- the smell of ketchup makes me throw up- not normal Feel so out, start looking up fertility vitamins, Pre-Seed, bulk pregnancy and ovulation tests. Watch "live pregnancy tests" on youtube and cry and cry with the women who get their BFP 11dpo- BB's less sore- not normal, figure my period is on the way. Feel soo out. Try to not be sad and get excited about next cycle! Weird low cramp- warm feelingish? Back molars feel sore in the evening. Wake up in the night and the room is spinning- weird and not normal 12dpo- BB's not sore, and a little bit dizzy. Just feeling "off". Had a pack of FRER but really didn't want to waste them on a BFN. I stopped at the 99 cent store and bought 2 test. Take the first one and after 3 min. Can see the faintest faintest line... could take a pic of it even. Start freaking out! So I wait a little and take the 2nd its positive. Take the FRER get a pretty dark BFP!!! 13dpo- Take another FRER 12 hours after the last and it's as dark as the control line. BB's are sore again but its "different" than usual. The sore feels deeper and not as tight as my post O tenderness. Other weird things I noticed- I was in a pleasant not meany pms mood all TWW- which is WEIRD for me. Usually I am pretty constipated but about 6-8 dpo I always have a few really great bowel movements :p but this month I never got my relief! We are also newlyweds...so we BD every day after AF leaves...well maybe starting when it gets light towards the end. I also just never got up after we BD...I just went to sleep. I would also visualize the sperm making it to the egg...haha. Praying of a nice sticky healthy little baby!!!

Finally!!

I want to start by saying I've been trolling this site for a year, and while I was always so happy to read about the success stories, I found myself incredibly jealous of people I didn't know but so happy for them at the same time! It was a very bizarre feeling but when the ladies would write "it'll happen!" I'd smile but there's also be a little voice saying... maybe not for me. Welp, wouldn't ya know it? They weren't lying! :) My husband and I got married last fall and as soon as the rings were on we started trying for a baby. I wasn't getting any younger and I was afraid I'd have powdered eggs! Well, eight months went by to no avail and I was heartbroken. I began to think I was a useless female. How could my body not do the one thing it was supposed to do? Why did I waste so much money on birth control?! Then it happened. PCOS diagnosis. I low carbed, exercised my tail off (literally) and dropped 60 lbs. I quit smoking and just overall tried to be healthier. Still symptom spotting as soon as my tww would start, still convinced every month was our month. Nothing. Every time I got my period it was like saying goodbye, mourning something that was never there. Heartbroken every month. Untillllllll.... Halloween night rolls around. I've got some heartburn. So, I decide to take a test. Now, I've been looking at stark white negative tests for a flippin year. I know the difference and I swear I see a faint second line on a Internet cheapie. I'm looking with the flashlight, I'm examining this thing I've peed on like I'm Sherlock Holmes. Well, that was it. I closed up shop, headed to the store and got an frer. Sure enough, four tests (don't judge!) later and here I am all pregnant. I've never been happier to have heartburn and bloating. I know that was long winded and god love ya if you're still reading but I symptom spot every month so here it is: 1-4 dpo: heartburn. god awful, fire breathing, melt your face off heartburn. sore nips. 5 dpo: sore nips, very little cm but enough to make me go hmmm. 6 dpo: no, none, zilch, zero sex drive. my husband may have well been a lamp in the room. no interest in it. poor guy! sore nips, heartburn, exhausted by 8pmish every night. 7-9 Dpo: brutal headache, same as above. extra saliva. I was like a frickin mastiff. drooling all over everything. 10 dpo: cramps. cried for two hours, positive I was out. another month of my reproductive system being neither "re" nor "productive". every other symptom disappeared. sad. 11 dpo: heartburn returns. cramps continue. could be all the Halloween candy I ate? I test. faint positive in the evening. four tests later... all positive. woop! It's still very early so I'm cautious, but excited. Couple of things: way less symptoms this month than other months, the tests I've been taking in the morning (all except the digital) are so faint they're almost negative. I get bright bright beautiful bfp's only in the early evening/night time. Also, I SWEAR by Pre-Seed. This was our first month using it and ta-daaaa! Also, I had no sore boobs, no veiny chest, no cm really and no other "oh this is it!" symptoms. Try testing at night, if I was only testing in the am I woulda got nothin'. Good luck ladies. You've all got a place in my heart!

BFP at 12 DPO

My DH and I have been ttc and this is our first try, 12 dpo today and I got my BFP with Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test and First Response Test. :) I literally had not much of symptoms, in fact nothing at all. So ladies out here ttc don't ever worry if u don't have any symptoms. I didn't have nausea, tiredness, EWCM, nothing. I just had pain in my boobs around 10 DPO. It lasted till 12dpo. Nothing other than that. So stay healthy and happy during 2ww. Baby dust to alllll :)

Clear BFP at Only 9 DPO!

This was the second cycle TTC for me and my hubby of two years. I am 9 dpo today and the test came back with a beautiful set of bright pink lines! WOO HOO! 0dpo: Typical O cramps. 1-6dpo: Nothing, nada, zilch. 7dpo: Nips are noticeably larger and VERY perky, became irritable and snapped at hubby for no good reason. Slightest hint of BFP? No, couldn't be. 8dpo: Sore BBs, only on the sides, legs are aching miserably, became ravenously hungry at dinner time and ate two full dinners plus snack and dessert! 9dpo: Achy feeling in uterus (way too soon for my usual AF cramps), BBs more tender, weepy, and HUNGRY. Took Dollar Tree test with FMU and got BFP!!! Took another test in evening when hubby got home and it was even DARKER! No implantation bleeding, cramps, or CM changes. So there is hope for us all!

BFP After 7 Months (Which Felt Like Forever)

I'm so excited to be able to report my very own BFP, after reading so many other people's stories and just clinging to the hope that one day it would be me. Hubbie and I had been trying for 4 months with no luck so decided to get a Clearblue Ovulation Predictor which we have used for the last 3 months, making sure to BD on High and Peak days. For the last 2 months we have also been using Pre-Seed. A little background about my cycle. I am a spotter, starting to spot 5/6 days before my period is due. I have a very regular 29 day cycle. I always have ovulation cramps and bleed when I ovulate, so I know exactly when O day is. However, this month was a little different. The first week of my cycle I picked up a very nasty tummy bug. I still had the runs when the Clearblue started to report 'high' fertility, and it continued to report 'high' for 6 days. This is unusual - normally after 4 days it turns to 'peak'. I put it down to my illness messing with my hormones. We didn't BD any of these days as I was quite ill. Then the 'peak' 2 days finally appeared and we BD'd using Pre-Seed either once or twice daily both days and the following day (just to be sure!). I kept my hips up for 10 mins afterwards, I can't do any longer than that as I am very prone to cystitis and have been advised to pee immediately after BD'ing! I had no ovulation bleed and I couldn't tell about the cramping because my stomach was pretty crampy anyway :( I was worried that the Clearblue might have got it wrong, as it was outside my normal pattern and I had a niggling thought that perhaps I hadn't ovulated at all this month. According to the Clearblue I ovulated on CD 15 (I normally ovulate on CD 13). After this we had a normal week, my tummy bug cleared up and I had no symptoms at all. Then 6 days after ovulation I had some cramping, like very light period pain (implantation?). 10 days after ovulation I had further light cramps, and that feeling that AF was on her way. However, it was 5 days too early for AF and I hadn't started spotting yet. This was my main clue - I didn't spot the following day either and this make me realize I was 'late' (for the spotting if not for AF!) Hubbie wanted me to wait another couple of days before testing as I was still 3 days early for AF and he didn't want me to be disappointed again, but I couldn't resist and got a First Response out the next morning (about 5am as I couldn't sleep!) - BFP! I ran into the bedroom and woke hubbie up to tell him the exciting news. I did another test the following morning, this time a Clearblue Plus, and BFP again! One other clue was that my bbs didn't get sore, at all, and normally they would get very sore around the time that I start spotting. I also noticed that my areola looked slightly darker. To be honest I had a lot fewer 'symptoms' this month than I have other months when I've not been pregnant, it was more an absence of symptoms that made me suspicious! Really really good luck to everyone TTC, don't give up hope! Especially if you are a spotter, I was worried that my lining was breaking down to early and I would need progesterone supplements, but obviously this wasn't the case. OD - 15 6Dpo - Light cramping 10Dpo - Cramping, no spotting 11Dpo - Cramping, no spotting, darker areola 12Dpo - Cramping, no spotting - BFP! 13Dpo - Cramping, no spotting - BFP again!

I'm Pregnant

Ok, so I have a 4 year old daughter and haven't gotten pregnant since. Started using ov kits and narrowed down my surges and ovulation. Here is where I am at. Lh surge positive on 10/16 and 10/17 also had EWCM. Got busy those 2 days and 2 days after. Here are my DPO results (could be a day off on actual OV day): DPO 1: Nothing DPO 2: Nothing DPO 3: Unexplained gas DPO 4: Boobs look bigger but don't hurt, a bit of cramping DPO 5-6: Would normally get acne but haven't, normally moody but not, tired early evening, constipation, and feeling like heavy down there. Had very crazy vivid dreams DPO 7: Woke up brushed teeth and gagged while brushing teeth and threw up a little, nauseous, feel like I have a slight fever, headache, constipation DPO 8: AF cramps/heaviness in stomach/down there, very sensitive to smell, constipated and nauseous.. No acne and not bitchy, instead happy and a little emotional. So far that's it. Is this all in my head? Can't test yet too early! Am I preggo? Yes, I'm preggo! This was my post and and I wanted to let you all know that I got a BFP today (12 or so DPO) and yesterday! So it's true, I'm pregnant. Also yesterday and today I feel some weird cramping in my right side still, and my boobs hurt like hell! Also I have been peeing a lot!
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16 Months, One Surgery, and 3 Rounds of Clomid = BFP

Ah! I can't believe I get to finally do this and say "hey, I'm pregnant!". This was our 16th month TTC. Last June I had laparoscopic surgery to check for endometriosis. I did not have that but what they did find was 3 small fibroids on my uterus and a partially blocked left fallopian tube. 2 of the fibroids were removed and dr. was unable to take the third one out. I felt so much better knowing what the issues were. Part of my stress was thinking that something was seriously wrong with me. I have a perfect 29 day cycle. I am so exact down to the hour! My Dr. reassured me that everything was great but want to try clomid anyways. 3 rounds of that, took pills on cycle days 3-7. This month I also tried acupuncture. I highly recommend it! It gives you a chance to relax! Which is what I did three times a week. While I sat there with needles in me I got to pray. I am a Christian and knew I just had to wait for Gods timing. I put all of this in His hands and let Him worry about it instead of me putting all the pressure on myself. My symptoms are pretty small. I wouldn't even be able to tell if I didn't have a positive test. I have also been taking a prenatal, calcium, folic acid, and B6 vitamin every day. Cycle day 3-7 - clomid Did the deed every other day till I got a positive ovulation and then did IT twice a day. Also one day after for good measure. (with Pre-Seed every time) Cycle Day 14 - ovulated on right side (my good side) DPO 6 - woke up with a very sharp shooting pain through my right tube. Lasted a couple of second, I rolled over and pain went away. (implantation?) DPO 8 - extra bloody gums. I have sensitive teeth anyways but this was extra sensitive! (my dentist has told me that hormones do affect gums) DPO 11 - finally got my Internet cheapies in the mail and I had to test. IS THAT A LINE OR A SHADOW?!?! DPO12 - test again, LINE IS STILL THERE. Very faint! Still not sure if I can trust these things. I'm only used to seeing negatives that I didn't think a positive stick was possible. I got a little test crazy and started testing all day. Finally went out and bought First Response and Clear Blue Digital. Tested with both PREGNANT!!! I can believe it. A lot of crying and relief that this process is over. Then my mind went quickly to stressing about having a healthy baby. ;) I just keep testing and line keeps getting darker. My husband and I have shared the news with are parents and are waiting to share the news with close friends and family until first ultrasound at 5 weeks. I have to have this done to make sure it's not a tubal because of my blockage. I'm due July 17th! Even with everything I went through I do realize I had it easy compared to some. Those "some" will always have a piece of my heart!

BFP at 14 DPO

I finally got my BFP today - I have not had any noticeable symptoms this cycle, other than being very tired, which I figured was because I've been working 12 hour days for the last month. I tested at 10, 11 and 12 DPO - all BFNs. Added with the lack of symptoms I counted myself out. Today AF was due and I woke up feeling nauseous, so I tested and there it was ;) I am 41 and we have been TTC for the past 18 months. I did have 2 m/c - the last one 8 months ago. What we did differently this month: we did not start until I got a positive ovulation test. We did it that night and the 3 following nights. Could be a coincidence but the other months we would start a few days sooner. We have also been using Pre-Seed for the last 2 months. Good luck to everyone ;)

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