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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 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!

BFP So Excited.. Such a Pleasant Surprise

Ladies please don’t give up. We got our BFP in only two cycles, when we decided to put this in God’s hands. I know that can be challenging, especially when you want to be pregnant so bad. I wasn’t exactly sure when I ovulated. My calendar said one date, but my body felt as if it happened two days earlier than that. This was a pleasant surprise, because my symptoms felt like my period was coming earlier than usual. I’m 33, husband is 34, and we have two boys 11 and 6 years old.
Here are some of my symptoms
O
2-3 dpo Sick feeling in stomach, but not as if I was going to vomit. This feeling was more like a dull stomach ache (thought I had to go to the bathroom)
4-6 dpo back started to hurt, mid and lower. (I remember thinking……it’s too soon for period cramps)
7 dpo sharp pains on right side, (I thought this might be implantation cramps) I was trying to stay calm and not get to excited. Funny stomach feeling came back also.
8-9 dpo bad backache mid and lower. I thought we’ll my period should start any moment now. I made up my mind to take a test the next day, so I can get back to my work out. (Thought we were out)
10/11 dpo BFP Went to Wal-Mart and got a Clear Blue Easy digital “pregnant” I was in stock……so I took the other one in the pack…..lol I’m so, so excited!!!
I’m almost 4 weeks according to the nurse who made my appointment. Ladies again, my symptoms were minor compared to the stories I’ve read on this web site. My breasts are still not really sore at this point. Please keep the faith regardless of what you feel or think. God has the final say so! God bless all of you

First Try, Both Times... I'm Surprised BFP 12 DPO

Supposedly I o'd on the 7th my lmp was Aug 24th. We bd on 3,4,7 & 8th. I did not expect to get pregnant so easily because I got lucky with my now 4 1/2 yr old son. We Bd one time without protection and that's all it took I was Preg that month.

This time around we planned to get pregnant (we talked about it intensely for almost a month before trying) I've never been on bc we just use the pull out method and it has worked for 7 years. Any way I didn't do anything special I just enjoyed making love to my hubby:)

*symptoms by dpo*
O day- slight cramps which I've never had before I think I was just super aware of my body this month
1-7dpo- still cramping nothing major, very dry no cm at all(rare)
8dpo- went to hospital have kidney stones, I told them I thought I might be Preg they did a urine screen bfn, disappointed
9dpo-wake up super hot, cheeks and chest have been rosy all day, cannot wear a bra hurts too bad, take hpt still neg.
10 dpo- wanted subway so bad, bbs still painful, still feel like I'm on fire at night, super weird, vivid dream
11dpo- feel the same as 10dpo but started to "know" I'm Preg. Wanted pizza hut so bad that I got out of bed at 10:30pm and got a personal pizza... I've always hated pizza lol
12 dpo- BFPx2:) stoked!

I feel bad though because I got Preg so easily twice and some women haven't even gotten one bfp. I feel like I'm sucking up all the baby dust.. Anyway congrats to all those who got their bfp and I'm praying for the one who haven't yet..

Pregnant and Over the Moon!

I got my very first BFP this week after 5 long months of TTC! My partner and I are a bit late into the game at 39 but we're very excited and hope for a healthy pregnancy.

My story: I have a fairly regular 25-27 day cycle but We decided to see a fertility specialist after 4 months of trying to check if everything was ok - this may seem quick, but I didn't want to waste any more time if there was something wrong due to my age. I also suspected that I wasn't ovulating as I was getting multiple positive readings using OPKs which can be an indicator of PCOS. The doctor gave me the harsh reality of trying to conceive naturally at my age and sent my partner and I off to do a blood test, saline hysterogram and semen analysis.

The break down:
CD5 - Have the Saline hystergram, otherwise known as ultrasound and dye. This checks for abnormalities and blockages and can also be useful to unblock tubes. The doctor tells us that some people fall pregnant straight after this test, but we're doubtful.

CD7 - BD (used Pre-Seed)

CD10 - We return to the fertility doctor for our results. My partner's SA was good in everything but morphology and they also think that I'm not ovulating as the ultrasound indicated polycystic ovaries. She prescribed clomid for me to start next month on CD2 and for us to think about IUI. We kind of right off this month and wait for the next month to tick around so we can get started! So I decide not to document any symptoms (which is annoying because now I have to try an remember what was going on!).

CD10-12 - BD (used Pre-Seed)

CD13 (used Pre-Seed) - BD in the morning and partner prepares to go on a fishing trip for 3 days.

DPO3 - I start to cramp a bit and get a sore back

DPO4 - Cramping continues on and off but it's a bit sharper at night. My skin also breaks out

DPO5 - BD, no symptoms

DPO8 - yucky diarrhea

DPO9 - BD, no symptoms

DPO10 - Develop terrible head cold (that's still hanging around)

DPO13 - AF is due but is a no show. I decide not to test as it was two days late the month before. I also spot a couple of days up to a week before I get AF. This month there was nothing, but at the time I thought this might because the saline hystergram cleared everything out. I also notice my dog and cat are both trying to sit on my lap.

DPO14 - Still no AF. We have plans to go out to dinner with friends, so I start wondering if it's ok for me to drink. My partner goes to an art show and I stay home and get ready for dinner and decide to do a test. I watch the control line come up straight away and tell myself that I was just being silly and next month hopefully we'll see some results. I turned my back for a couple of seconds and then looked at it again and noticed a second line. A second line! I can't believe it and do another test. The line comes up straight away again! Yay! I patiently wait for my partner to come home so I can tell him the good news before we go to dinner. He brings his cousin home and invites her out to dinner - which means my window to share the news just closed! I had to sit through the whole night keeping the news to myself. Luckily I still had a head cold so no one really questioned why I wasn't drinking. When we got home I obviously broke down and shared the news.

DPO15 - we did 2 more tests including a digital and they were all positive!

I truly believe the saline hysterogram cleared my tubes and allowed me to ovulate. We're very excited and hope for a happy healthy 9 months!

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