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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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

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

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

BFP! My Run Up To It

Ok here goes! Lots of egg white mucus in the evening! Did the deed! OPK doesn’t say positive until 5pm the next day! Did the deed the morning after that assuming that ovulation is 12-24 hours after. 1 dpo- no symptoms 2dpo-no symptoms 3dpo-mild cramps and fluttery feeling, not unusual for me around this part of cycle. Got quite wobbly after a small cider. 4dpo- tired, little cramps and nipples are sensitive. not unusual. Was woken by something falling over in night, hard to get back to sleep. 5dpo-Boobs in armpits a bit sore, feel like they are tender as in the run up to period. Dry skin and very hungry. 6dpo-boobs still tender and cramps remain. 7dpo-Period pain rolling in as per usual. Estimate AF will arrive in around 5 days based on previous experience. 8dpo-tender boobs still, and period pain 8 to 11 dpo- same symptoms, should have "the painters in" in next day or two. 12dpo- Mad dreams/nightmares. Not unusual at this time of the month, same symptoms remain. 13dpo-symptoms remain, although I noticed I had none of the spotting that I usually get a couple of days before AF. She should be arriving or at least showing some sign today. 14dpo-still have the sore boobs/cramps. AF is DEFINITELY due today, no spotting. So I’m doing a test to rule it out. AF was 3 days late last month and I was climbing the walls getting negatives. Pee on a stick, BFP!!!!!!!!!!


Hi everyone, so excited to share my story but also still in shock. I have 2 children already and have been lucky to conceive fairly quickly each time. With my first I felt a bit off and went off chocolate, which I thought was a reason to test as normally crave the stuff before AF due. My second I had very sore BB's and huge veins, was bloated and tired. This time I've identified more symptoms, probably from reading this site! 1-7 DPO - not much but noticed increased salivation and felt like I had a lot of EWCM for longer than usual. 7 - 14 DPO - Noticed my BB's didn't hurt as much as usual. More like a steady build up of pain with the occasional 'deep' ache and sore nipple. Also got very constipated. Didn't test until today (roughly 33 days since LMP) as my cycle varies between 28 and 34 days. Last 2 days felt very off and headachey. Headaches were a symptom in both previous pregnancies. Wasn't going to test until tomorrow but woke up during night bursting for the toilet (this never happens to me apart from early preg) and I got really suspicious. I'm quite a spiritual person and also had a few bizarre dreams. One where a colleague told me I was pregnant and (don't laugh) I also dreamt about fish swimming in the air. Before my 1st pregnancy I read that dreaming of fish is a sign of pregnancy. In each pregnancy I have very early on dreamt about fish out of water and swimming around me! Good luck and baby dust to all x

Early Preg Symptoms

So excited to be posting on this site after obsessing over 'preg' symptoms I was having every month that were actually pms symptoms lol! Big difference this month is that my boobs do not hurt, which always happens before af. We had been trying since March after I had a laparoscopy to investigate mid cycle pain and heavy periods. Turned out I had minor endo that was behind my womb so fertility was not affected but was told to start trying for our 2nd child or go back on the pill. As it only took 1 cycle to conceive daughter was not concerned. Here we are 7 months later ttc and have finally done it. I am currently 11 dpo and my symptoms are below 1 dpo-7dpo- headaches which is unusual for me, sort throat on and off like cold was coming which never did. 8dpo- started having bad cramps and thought af was coming early :( Tested anyway and got a bfn 9dpo- big temp dip from 36.6 to 36.1 and cramps became very severe. Temp went right back up again. Tested and thought I could see a very very faint line but not much color so assumed it must be an evap line. Boooo :( 10 dpo- slightly darker line on cheapie test but still not convinced it is a bfp. 11 dpo- tested with frer with fmu and clear pink line appeared in minutes. Cue shock!!!! Confirmed with digital this afternoon that says I am 1-2 weeks. Still having bad cramps so fingers crossed this is all normal, although didn't have with my daughter! Also sore throat has returned and I am feeling very thirsty! Hoping this is a sticky bean. Baby dust to all :) xx

BFP 1 Month After IUD Removal

DH and I decided to start trying to baby #2. I had my Mirena removed on August 1st and had my first period around Sept. 10th. CD12 - Positive OPK - BD CD13 - Ovulation - BD 1DPO - No symptoms 2 DPO-4 DPO- Cervix high and closed. Pain on lower right side. Little to no CM 5 DPO - Nipples very sensitive in shower. Dry CM 6 DPO - Slight cramping 7 DPO - Came down with a cold. Slightly crampy 8 DPO - Nipples and boobs hurt 9 DPO - Noticed veins forming in boobs. Took frer in afternoon. Thought I noticed a very very faint BFP but not convinced 10 DPO - BFP with FMU (First Response)! My main concern during this 2ww was that I had little to no CM. I kept reading that CM was one of the first signs of pregnancy so I thought I was out this morning. Good luck to everyone!

BFP!! At 11dpo ... After 5 Months TTC

Hello! I am so happy I finally get to post my BPF story & symptoms. I am 30 & this is #2. (My daughter is 12 years old) Had the Paragard IUD for 7 years before TTC. Took it 5 months & 6 cycles later, but here I am. I was giving up hope! I loved this site it got me through each TWW!

1dpo: Only symptom was Bloating & light Breast tenderness. No cm.
2dpo: Only a little white creamy cm & mostly in the morning. A little pain on my left side (Which is the side I think I left Ovulation from) Still feel bloated & breasts still lightly tender. Crazy dream last night.
3dpo: No more bloating feeling. Little white cm & woke up feeling like I was getting a cold. Nose was running all day.
4dpo: Only very few white cm spots & only in the morning. Breast not sore or swollen. But, a weird twitch on & off all day & night & only in my left breast. Otherwise happy & feeling hopeful. (still a running nose too)
5dpo: Breasts still not sore or swollen. White creamy cm. Started to feel pms annoyed :( UGH! This TWW was killing me!!!!! Still having that weird twitch only in left breast. Had some tiny on & off pinches down there. I’m feeling angry & stressed!!!! Light headache. Giving up some hope today!
6dpo: Breasts not sore or swollen. Still a runny nose & white cm only in the morning. Another crazy dream last night. IM GOING NUTS IN THIS TWW!!!!! Scared of disappointment again. No weird breast twitch today. Small on & off pinches again around 8pm. I’m feeling anxious, frustrated & IMPATIENT!
7dpo: Tested this morning with first morning pee. (YES, I know it’s wayyy to early) But, I had to ease my mind. BFN! Small amounts of white cm. Around 2am I felt very light painful on & off pain coming from left side ... ovary maybe?? I was feeling gloomy.
8dpo: Cm during bowel movement in the morning. Otherwise nothing the rest of the day. I thought my breasts felt fuller. (I thought it was just my imagination) They are not sore though. Still running & stuffy nose. I felt happy & ANXIOUS.
9dpo: I was sure AF was coming. I had no real symptoms other then a stuffy nose. VERY small spots of cm only in the morning. I was Happy though.
10dpo: VIVID dream this morning. Running nose. But I was dry all day (no cm). I don’t feel PMS annoyed like I normally do near AF. I've been clam & happy. Breasts not swollen but tender to the touch on the sides only. Feel a little hungry.
11dpo: 5:30am tested again with first morning pee. AND BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY! Not a lot of cm at all. Breasts fuller but still not sore.
12dpo: Tested again to be sure BFP!

Keep the faith & hope ladies :) Baby Dust!!!! :)

Pregnant For First Time at 44

Hey I just found out I’m pregnant after 10 months of trying at 44! I had the blood tests and internal scan done and all came back ok, but then doctor said they could do nothing else for me as I was 43 about to turn 44!
So I was taking folic acid, royal jelly and C0Q10. And after 10 months of trying I finally got my BFP today at 18dpo! SO please all you ladies over 40 please don't lose hope
Here are some of my symptoms:
7dpo dizziness in the middle of the night total room spinning dizziness and again in the morning when I got up.
8dpo temp dip on the night felt like I was getting a cold
9dpo light pink show when wiped only once
10 dpo felt bloated and gassy farted and belched like a set of bagpipes!
11 dpo took test BFN felt gassy and tired but not totally exhausted by 4pm
13 dpo cramps mild period style cramps sure period is going to start soon
14 dpo cramps still mild and all over tummy area boobs slightly tender but that could be from poking them to check if they are tender!
15 dpo day of period no show! Really crampy and tired and emotional. Convinced period is coming felt sorry for my boyfriend who took the brunt of my bitchy then tearful state!
17 dpo 2 days late now still crampy and boobs slightly tender, slightly tired but not exhausted. Been wearing pads for 2 days waiting for period
18 dpo at work cramps more like twinges in lower belly really gassy and exhausted by 3pm. Leave work early by old fashioned pee stick pregnancy test and modern clearblue digital type. Test when I get home with 1 of each just because I am nosey and cannot wait for first pee of tomorrow morning! Both come back BFP within 2 mins digital says 2-3 weeks! Totally shocked and gassy and literally nearly pee myself with excitement. Thank the heavens for this blessing!
After being told by my doctor my eggs are probably too old and at 44 chances are virtually zero naturally here I am sitting with 2 pee sticks waiting for my boyfriend to come in from work to tell him!
Don't ever give up or stay focused, I bought all the baby magazines even though people said it was tempting fate! I hope for you all BFP whatever your age xxx

BFP After 2nd Try, Miscarriage and 7 Months of Trying

I had a miscarriage at 17 weeks in January and have been trying to conceive ever since. I got pregnant no problem with my DD and then again with the miscarried pregnancy, but have not had luck this time around...until now! Pre-miscarriage my cycles were extremely regular (28 days) and I seemed to always ovulate on/around CD14 (at least I figure I did since that's when I would time intercourse and got pregnant twice on the first cycle). After my miscarriage my cycles were much more irregular - ranging from 27 days to 34 days - and I seemed to ovulate later than I used to (usually CD 18 or CD19). Honestly, I think my body was just trying to "regulate" itself after all of the trauma and blood loss of the miscarriage, D&C, etc. I was also diagnosed post-miscarriage with two different types of blood clotting disorders (after taking dozens of vials of blood from my already anemic body:-) Also turns out I have polycystic ovaries (although not technically PCOS since I have no other symptoms). So I've spent the past 7 months being kind to my body and trying to whip it back into baby-making shape!. I tried to get to acupuncture as much as my wallet would allow and took lots of herbs prescribed by my acupuncturist. In addition, I took prenatals, extra folic acid, b vits, Metformin, baby aspirin, probiotics, and Vitex during my luteal phase (which always was around 11-12 days only). After 6 months of trying, I saw an RE who diagnosed me with "inefficient" ovulation and put me on 50 mg clomid CD2-6. I didn't react to the drugs and was told to that if I didn’t get a + on my OPK by CD18 to use the trigger shot and have intercourse the day of the trigger and the following two days. I ended up not having to do the trigger, but was not optimistic about this month since nothing seemed to be different than previous months when I wasn't on clomid. I should also mention that I used to run quite a bit and seriously scaled back on my exercise per my acupuncturist's recommendation. And I try to each a lot of nutrient-rich warm food (supposedly better for conceiving than cold, raw food which is hard to digest and "puts out the fire in your belly" - again, per my acupuncturist). Lastly, I eat one serving of full-fat Greek yogurt each morning. I've read that whole milk helps with ovulation (although research to support this is spotty), and figured the extra probiotics could only help. Honestly, I have *no* idea if any of this worked. I got pregnant twice w/o doing any of this no problem. But I do believe that my body is different post-miscarriage and needed to heal. I found comfort in this site during the dreaded 2 weeks waits and it always gave me a sense of hope, even on the cycles where I ended up not being pregnant. I really believe that hope is important, even if the let down is super, duper rough. So I wanted to share my symptoms and contribute to this great community:

CD 2-6: 50mg clomid
CD7-17: nada
CD18: +OPK, ewcm, BD
CD19: +OPK, ewcm, mild cramping, BD
CD20:-OPK (thus leading me to believe I O'd on CD18), BD'd for good measure
1DPO-7DPO: nada
8DPO: serious nausea and runs
9DPO: less nausea, cramping
10DPO: nausea gone, mild cramping, took hpt bc I like to torture myself and BFP
11DPO: more cramping, feels exactly like PMS
12DPO - day: more cramping, moodiness, really bummed out for another month
12DPO - evening: more cramping, but boobs suddenly feel tingly and sensitive which NEVER happens unless I’m pregs. I took another hpt and faint BFP!!! I was amazed. I have never had such bad PMS symptoms.
13DPO: more cramping and another faint BFP and terrible runs (thought I had a stomach bug)
14DPO: still cramping and darker BFP line, runs totally gone

I'm 16 DPO today and went in for my beta test this morning. I still have off and on cramping and my boobs hurt steadily now. I didn't have any cramping with my first two pregnancies, which make me a little nervous (are they a prelude to a miscarriage?). But from what I’ve read here and elsewhere cramping can be normal as your uterus stretches AND every pregnancy is different. My biggest take-away is that it really isn't over until you get AF. I mean, I would have bet a large sum of money on NOT being pregnant this month due to my period-like symptoms. Our bodies are amazing, but truly mysterious sometimes. Just take good care of yourself and don't lose hope!

BFP!!! Spotting

Hey all this is my story thought it might help here goes ...

Last Nov. 2011 we started trying but stopped in March 2012 as we hadn’t fell pregnant and something just didn’t feel right. My dad was told he had cancer in Dec 2011 so I think my head wasn’t in the right place so we stopped…
In Sept this year we decided to start trying again things seem to be a lot less stressful and my dad had the all clear so we thought let’s just see how it goes ....... this was our first month of trying, this is baby no 4 but I had a really bad feeling that it wasn’t gonna happen as quick as the others (boy was I wrong)
Anyway I put that to the back of my mind and really relaxed, enjoyed trying we went on holiday for 5 days just me, hubby, had an amazing time :)

I ovulated around the 16 -20 Sept, not 100% when as my periods are 28-32 days BD -15, 19, 21, 26 Sept
1-6 DPO backache, light cramps, very tired, bloated, slight bleed after sex which really confused me loads
7-10 DPO - started spotting, was convinced period was on her way as I was due on any day!!!
11-12 DPO- spotting, very tired, loads of gas, massive break out of tiny little spots on face 100% sure she was coming
13 DPO - took test first thing in morning was NEG :(
14 DPO - weeing sooooo much still spotting , bit snappy too :/
15 DPO - back ache , bloated , tired , cramps (like she was coming today ) light pink watery stuff
16 DPO - cramps , constipation , tired all the time now
17 DPO - all the same as 16
18 DPO - couldn’t wait any more had breakfast went got test and it was BFP!!!! WOW we feel very lucky and blessed that it happened so quickly. My advice is relax and enjoy it as I think it really helps get away if u can too :)

All the best to u all.
Still in shock hope all goes well.


BFP with Very Few Symptoms

So happy that I can finally add my story. We have been trying for a year and were ready to book a dr's appointment.
This is what we used/did:
Clearblue fertility monitor
Pre-Seed (first month)
dtd every other day on high fertility days and both peak days
Soy isoflavones 200mg on cd's 3-7

My symptoms:
1-6dpo: Nothing major. Bbs tender, but that is normal for me. Cervix high and closed (Again, normal for me)
7-9dpo: Still sore bbs. A bit tired, but with 3 children that is nothing new. Cervix still high and closed.
10dpo: Sorry tmi, DF farted in kitchen and I promptly threw up. Vow to stop giving him veg :). Cervix medium and closed. Test bfn
11dpo: Suddenly become a complete moody cow. Jeans feel really tight, think it must be the dreaded AF bloat. Massive acne attack (normal for me) Cervix up high again. Test bfn
12dpo: Back starts aching, super moody, found fault in everything DF done. Decided to test for the last time this cycle, v v faint line on internet cheapie. decide it's a evap and re test 4 hours later. Another faint line!!!!!!
13dpo: Test using FRER with FMU. BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So to put it blunt, I really had no unusual symptoms at all, had more symptoms in months I didn't conceive.
I hope this brings hope to all those who keep testing bfn and have no symptoms. It can happen.
Baby dust to all xxx

BFP on the Fourth Try!

So it's hard to believe but it has happened...This is our second pregnancy, and I thought it would happen in the blink of an eye, but it took a little longer, but at least it's here! This pregnancy took 4 cycles, about as long as my first pregnancy. What clued me in this time was the lack of soreness in my BBs. Here are my symptoms:
CD 15- BD (-OPK)
CD 16- (+OPK)
O day- (+ OPK) Felt a bad cramp on my left side on and off for 2 hours, very uncomfortable, possible ovulation pain (have never had that before)-we BD
DPO 1-11 Nothing! Weird...I usually get sore BBs a week before. Soreness came and went for a couple first clue.
DPO 12- BBs sore on sides only, uterine cramps on and off all day, CM switched between white to yellow gel like, cervix felt really warm and puffy. Took an opk for fun, and VERY positive! Thinking omg, this could be it, trying not to get excited.
DPO 13- take a pregnancy test with FMU, and BFP!!!!
So overall, it was lack of PMS symptoms, how different my cervix felt, and I just felt like I was pregnant, but denied it to not get too excited. Were excited, as it was my husband’s birthday this week. It was a nice present to give! Hope this pregnancy will be as healthy as our first. Good luck ladies!