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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 Clomid After 15 Months TTC; Very Few Symptoms

15th month TTC, 1st month medicated: 25 mg clomid (half a pill, since I actually do ovulate on my own). BFP 13dpo! Here are my cycle details:

LH surge cycle day 17 11AM
U/S CD 18 at 1 PM showed one mature follicle, 24mm. I'm guessing this was
O-date, since it was one day after LH surge on CBE digital.

1-8dpo: No symptoms
9 dpo: some mild cramping
10-13 dpo: strong-smelling urine, mild cramping
13 dpo: Negative OPK (I've read you can use them in place of HPT because LH has a very similar molecular structure as HCG), heartburn, diarrhea, continued strong-smelling urine and more consistent cramping. BFP at 8:30 PM.

Another notable "symptom" is my lack of breast soreness. They are normally extremely sore before I start a new cycle, and I don't feel them at all.

I feel great and have very few symptoms, but it's an unmistakable BFP--so don't lose heart if you're not feeling much at 13dpo!

BFP, Baby!!!!

Eep! I'm so excited to share my symptoms!

This was a long cycle for me. I Oed on day 23. We used pre-seed each time we tried (CD 21, 22, 23, & 24). I kept a pillow under my butt each time for about 30 minutes after.

1DPO -- Woke up really hungry. Doesn't usually happen. But this is my first month getting up early for temp charting and it's right around ovulation, so maybe it IS normal, but I usually sleep through the hunger?

2DPO -- Some early morning cramping and abdominal pressure. May just have been bc I needed to take a BM. Woke up really hungry again. Headache and light heartburn.

3DPO -- Had a really weird dream. Some early morning cramping and abdominal pressure. May just have been bc I needed to take a BM. Headache and light heartburn. Late afternoon: Some uneasiness (bordering on queasiness) in my mid/upper diaphragm. Some light cramping (evening) and frequent need to pee! Though, sometimes not a ton came out... By the time I went to bed, my back and my feet were aching soooo badly. I might have been standing more than usual? Not sure--and even if that was the case, the aches and pains were worse than they should have been. But maybe I'm just too in my head, ha.

4DPO -- Another weird dream. Light cramping early afternoon. Pretty tired, too. Slight heaviness "down there." (Which usually happens during AF.) A little cranky here and there, and easily offended. Oh! And I saw a commercial for mustard earlier and suddenly was craving a mustard sandwich. At like 9:45am. Ha. 2:18 pm: I just... FEEL pregnant. Like, I think I am. My body (boobs in particular) feel different. Not fuller, or even tingly. Like the feeling you get right BEFORE a tingle... A pre-tingle tingle... If that even makes sense. Yellow CM in underwear. Evening: Cramping is getting worse and so is crankiness. Lower back really achey (like piercingly so) while sitting on the couch.

5DPO -- Another weird (this time slightly disturbing) dream. Woke up with cramps. This much cramping is making me feel like I really could be pregnant because I *never* cramp like this. Not that it's awful or anything, but I get cramps really just the first two days of AF usually. These are mostly on the left side. Boobs are slightly closer to a tingly feeling in the am, but still not full-blown. Bit into a red onion slice (which was hanging off the bagel I had for lunch) and it tasted SUPER sweet. Not even the slightest hint of that regular sharp red onion taste. 3:30 I AM ONLY HAPPY WHEN I'M EATING. Otherwise, I want to murder everyone. Not that this is a pregnancy sign; this is pretty standard for PMSing for me... 10:30pm: Holy veiny boobs, batman! I showered tonight and noticed deep blue veins across my boobs that are definitely not usually there/that visible.

6DPO -- Couldn't help myself, took a pregnancy test. Negative. But still. I feel pregnant. Lots of am heartburn, tinged with the slightest nausea. The blue veins aren't as noticeable in my boobs anymore. Though my boobs still feel that pre-tingle tingle thing. And usually before my period they are SO SORE. They're not sore at all right now. But soreness is also a sign of pregnancy, so that I'm not doesn't really mean anything one way or another, I guess? 10:30ish, noticed the slightest drop of light pink CM after peeing. Might be the start of AF? Or maybe implantation spotting?

7DPO -- Another weird dream. Boobs still aren't sore. Which is SO weird. Took another pregnancy test, wondfo strip this time, and it came back invalid. I threw out the pee I dipped it in before the result came back--won't make that mistake again. 10:30am, took a first response hpt, came back negative. Headache in the evening

8DPO -- Wondfo hpt and OMG. There's something there!!! It's faint, but it's there! Light heartburn. Lots of little bumps (pimples?) on my chin. REALLY tired in the afternoon (though that could be from waking up at 6:30). Red bumps at the base of my neck. They look like bug bites, but aren't

9DPO -- Wondfo hpt. Another faint line! It's weird, most of my symptoms seem to be going away. Maybe it's because they were symptoms leading up to implantation?
Had blood work done at my doctor's. While waiting for the results I took another wondfo hpt, and the line was much darker!!

And the results came back... BIG FAT POSITIVE! At 9DPO, my HCG level was 45.

I can't stop smiling.

Good luck to everyone who's trying!

By the way, I kept track of every. little. symptom. But to list them all would have made this waaaaay too long, so I listed the biggest ones here. If you want to read through alllll of them, they're listed, by day, here:
http://saradisecity.blogspot.com/2012/09/ttc-cycle-1.html

~Sara

BFP @ 10 DPO! So Soon?

Hello everyone. I'm so glad that I found this site. Being able to read the stories and symptoms of other women really helped me know what was going on with my body. A little about me: I'm 33 with a 14-year-old daughter and a 10 year old stepdaughter. My husband and I got married almost one year ago this month.

One of the scariest things right now for me is realizing that I am going to have a 15 year old and a newborn all at the same time. I was only 19 with my first pregnancy and really didn't know what I was doing, but I am so blessed to be able to go through this again with a lot more wisdom and a wonderful husband.

So here are my symptoms leading up to my BFP. I wanted to share them because I know that that is what I looked for obsessively on this site. I can't explain why my symptoms came so early in the process and wondering if there could be twins.

1 - 4 dpo - nothing, felt like I was coming on with a cold.

5 dpo - I went to the gym and felt sick. I love to work out and go hard and I just couldn't go as hard as usual. I also felt a weirdness on the sides of my breasts. Still feeling like I was coming on with a cold. Throat was getting soar.

6 - Tired, a tiny bit nauseous, weirdness in breasts, extremely thirsty, throat was still a little bit sore.

7 - same as 6, really coming down with cold symptoms, breast still weird. I also noticed how hungry I was getting.

8 - felt like crap. breasts hurt, extremely hungry (worried me), sluggish, very thirsty

9 - took a clear blue easy and saw a very squinting faint line. Couldn't be sure if it was positive. Thought I was seeing things and just went on with the day. Went back to the gym that day. (caution...TMI) I did a strike class and all of a sudden my stomach felt like it was about to explode. Ran out of the class, went to the bathroom and had a terrible case of the runs. (sorry) That night I felt like crap, went to bed early and woke up at 4 a.m. with dull side pains.

10 dpo - took a clear blue easy test first thing in the morning and saw a very, very faint line, but it was darker than the one from the day before. I started comparing my stick with other 10 dpo's online and couldn't believe I was seeing this so soon. But then I started to read how Clear Blue was notorious for false positives so I went and bought a FRER. Waited a while, and what do you know, a very clear soft pink line. No guessing about this one. It was definitely a BFP!

11 dpo - Took another FRER, darker line. Went to a clinic to take one of their tests...POSITIVE.

12 dpo - Now today is 12 dpo and of course I have a poas addiction. At 12 dpo, the line was almost as dark as the control line on my FRER. (I'm freaking out how early this is happening.)

Well, my AF is due on Tuesday and I still can't completely believe this until a couple days past my AF is due. I know that I have very clear positives, but I just can't do the full hooray until AF's time has passed.

Right now I'm feeling very tired and sluggish again, but happy and joyful.

Good luck to all of you!

BFP at 11DPO

Hi Ladies

First off I'd like to tell you what I took this during this cycle.
* Apple cider vinegar
* Royal Jelly capsules
* Pineapple core 1-5dpo

O day - cramps, tiredness
1-5dpo - nothing (took pineapple core)
6-7dpo - lots of lotion like CM (not normal for me during LP)
8dpo - very mild heartburn (never get this) BFN
9dpo - emotional (upset & cryin for no reason, thought I was total out & this was part of AF), mild heartburn
10dpo- heartburn & angry (again thought it was af)
11dpo - heartburn hour after eating, grumpy at OH (again af), cramping, decided to test with frer with evening urine & BFP!! Faint but certainly there!
12dpo - BFP with FMU, heartburn, waves of nausea (mild), cramping, tired (normal pre-af)

Everything to me was normal pre-af except heartburn & the large about of CM. No cramping till 11dpo, no IB! I really did think I was out! I expected a BFN on 11dpo! Line is much darker 13dpo (today), I still feel like AF is right around the corner! Hope she stays away for 9 months and that baby sticks!

AF due tomorrow 14dpo!

baby dust to all!!!

Pregnant 2 Weeks After Chemical Pregnancy...BUT!!!

Wow what a rollercoaster I've been on the past few days! Ok so I posted my BFP story last month and ended up losing that pregnancy at 4 weeks and 3 days. So sad. Well two weeks later I ovulated and yep I'm pregnant again!!!

Having an early loss makes you crazy paranoid! It's so unreal how nervous I am and here's why.

This pregnancy is starting to feel slightly like last months but just not as severe. I was so positive thinking last month and I really don't want to think negative but I can't help it. Last month my back was killing me and I had lots of cramping and ovary sensations. I just knew that pregnancy wasn't normal. This month I've had some back pain on some days (something I never had with my son) but no cramping at all. Matter of fact all seems way to quiet in my tummy. No twinges, aches, cramps, nothing! So weird!

Well I'm currently 12 dpo today so WE SHALL SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT.

Here's my story thus far...to be continued.

What I used:
Started progesterall (self-diagnosed b/c doctor refused even when I KNEW I had low progesterone) at 5po. Started with 20 mg and gradually increased to 80 mg when I got my bfp.
Take 1 baby aspirin daily starting in two-week wait.
Complete multivitamin
Use Pre-Seed every time we bd's and an instead cup if we bd during the day.
Bd's two days before ovulation, on ovulation day and 3 days after (just like last time) That seems to be my winning schedule.

1-5 dpo- not much. cm went from ewcm to wet to creamy and then dry.
6dpo- Breast are so sore on the sides. (I don't get sore breast at all)
7dpo- bd and noticed cervix felt high. Usually I can feel hubby hitting cervix when we bd after I've ovulated.
8dpo- breast still sore. Low back ache started before bed (uh oh)
9 dpo- no back aches. relieved. very hungry
10 dpo- a faint bfp. breast sore off and on today.
11 dpo- darker bfp but still faint. dull back pain all day. So scared by this.
12 dpo- super light bfp in am lighter than yesterday. WHAT!!!!!! I'm so scared. Another freaking chemical!! I retest with second morning urine and the test is darker. So relieved! A few light tummy cramps today. First sign of any kind of stomach sensations. Slight back aches throughout the day. My breast are only sore at night.

I'm suppose to get AF on Monday. I'm so scared. I just keep getting these sensations and running to the bathroom thinking I'm going to see AF.

Chronic Spotters.. There is Hope!

I've been reading tons of stories on here the last few months, and thought I'd finally contribute. We've been NTNP for 9 months, and actively TTC for 4. I started charting about 4 months ago after going to the doctor due to having pre-period spotting (she said no big deal). After charting 2 months, I found out I have a short Luteal phase. One month I started spotting at 8 days, AF at 10, and the other month, I spotted at 5 days and AF at 7! I also ovulated late, at day 20 and 24. So this cycle I started taking Vitex, and upped my dose of B-complex to 100mg per day. I didn't ovulate until CD35! I was ready to stop the Vitex, but decided to keep on taking it. This cycle, I DID get EWCM (never had that before), and got really strong OPKs (previously they were still officially negative, but I went with the most positive).
Also, my temps were much higher Pre and Post OV. We also used conceive plus and BD 1 and 2 days before ovulation. Here's my symptoms:

1-3 dpo... sore nips! never had this before with ovulation, though I always get sore BBS
4-5 dpo...BBs start getting sore, but only on the outside toward the armpits, no soreness all over like I usually get
6 dpo... Tiny bit of spotting. I think I'm out, as my pre-period period has started.
7dpo.... bright red streak after a BM (sorry TMI). I usually get this at the start of my pre-period period, so now I'm convinced I'm out.
8dpo... no more spotting, maybe a teeny bit of tan/brown. Getting a terrible sore throat. Had some aching pains on the right side of my back., and had to go to the doctor for a UTI, possible kidney infection. Never had a UTI before. Started on antibiotics.
9dpo... stomach just has a general "unwell" feeling. nothing to write home about. Horrible headache and sore throat. yellowy, boogery CM, but no red/brown! Did hpt on a wondfo, and pink line showed up in about 7 to 8 minutes. Agonized about whether it was real or not, but decided to write it off as an evap since it was after 5 minutes.
10dpo (today!)... Sore throat and headache still, stomachache. BFP on wondfo (within time limit), FRER, and EPT digital. All clear positives. I'm so excited there are no words. Can't wait to surprise hubby tonight. Hope it sticks!

I think Vitex was it for me. I never thought I'd say that, but I just think my hormones were a bit out of whack, and the vitex normalized them a bit, resulting in EWCM, strong OPKs, higher temps. I guess that's all I needed!

BFP 11 DPO Only at 6PM

Positive OPK at 1400 CD 13. Still positive at 1800 CD 13 (I test OPK three times/day). BD Tonight
Positive OPK at 0600 CD14 and again at both 1400 and 2100. Peak reading on fertility monitor. BD this morning and tonight. Horrible ovulation cramps.
Really excited though because we BD'd maybe an hour before I started getting O cramps. ;)
Peak reading on fertility monitor at CD15, no more positive OPK. Minor ovulation cramps.
Started prenatal yoga this morning. I feel so good now! Relaxing the day away today. Some cleaning and de-stressing.
2DPO- can feel the sore boobs starting, but it's really nothing yet. A little fatigued today, nothing serious. Feel pretty good, actually. Minor cramps hanging around. A little gassy. Dry CM. CP High Firm Open. By end of day CP was high firm but slightly softer. When I came in the door from work I was very bloated and very gassy internally. My lower abdomen was pushed out a little with the gas and pressure. Very tired by 8pm. Much more crampy then, too. 2 mile run this morning.
3DPO-Prenatal yoga this morning. Found out that I O'ed likely late at night CD14 right after we BD'ed. Temp shift confirms. Boobs a little sore, a little fatigued. CP High, Medium, Closed. CM starting to get lotiony, but there isn't much of it. Woke up very hungry (but I didn't have dinner, just a small snack before bed). Continued to be hungry throughout the day. Some discharge in panties. Don't remember it this early. Keep having weird cramps/twinges in my uterus area. Around 11am started getting very tired. Like “you are getting sleeeepy” kind. Slight sore throat when I went to bed.
4DPO- Boobs not sore anymore. Strange. Still some cramps and twinges, but not much. Feeling like it was a failure this month. CP High, Firm, Closed. CM is lotiony and kind of thick, but not increased, just thicker than usual. All in all, I feel pretty good, which is worrying. Caught a whiff of someone else's lunch today at work and it kinda nauseated me for a short second. Strange. Towards end of day, serious full feeling in lower abdomen. Feels full when I push on it. Like gas, but not.
5DPO-Boobs only slightly sore. Lots of gas and cramping today, but cramps were like AF cramps. CP medium, firm, closed. More CM. Creamy. Lots of gas. Got two low-grade headaches today at random times. Both went away fairly quickly. Also with the cramps came low back pain. Almost like sciatica. Very low. Starving at lunch. Frequent urination, but drank lots of water. Thirsty often. Breasts get more tender as day goes on, not at all in AM but noticeable at night.
6DPO- Woke up having to go to the bathroom a little. Tried to go back to sleep, but got a heartburn-like sensation in my chest and my back started to hurt and then I really had to go to the bathroom. Got up (an hour before the alarm). Areolas look a little more brown/yellow. Breasts a little tender this AM. Mostly on the sides. Got up to do prenatal yoga and got very nauseated in the middle of it. Minor cramps/twinges in the morning. Thirsty.
7DPO- Thirsty still. Woke up having to pee at 615am. Was able to wait only 10 mins before having to get up. Crampy today again. BFN (not that I really thought it'd be positive). Starting to get nausea not right away when I wake up, but after I get up and do something (like go to the bathroom – usually takes 10-20 mins to kick in). Started to get really nauseated today when hungry. Feeling very bloated. Boobs hurt, but not incredibly. Took a nap midday for almost an hour, but I was out late last night and only got 5 hours sleep so I can't really count that. Decreased appetite today, but still get nauseated when I am hungry.
8DPO- Slept in for almost 9 hours. Apart from that. Nothing. Everything is gone today except the sore boobs and even those aren't very sore. I'm worried I'm out. All of a sudden mid-morning, skin breaks out, I'm exhausted, can't keep my contacts in, get a sharp stabbing pain in my uterus on the right side and had to lay on the floor and stretch out to make it feel better. Dog is being a little more cuddly, but not anything to make me certain, just suspicious. Also I look in the mirror while getting into PJ's and realize my areolas are huge.
9DPO- Tested in morning, shadow of a line. Has to be evap. Same of the days before. Feeling a little like I'm going to get the flu. Slight headache. Boobs really really sore. Eyes are doing better, but not great. Very tired. Tested at night, slightly darker line. Strange. Start getting excited.
10DPO- Temp up .5 degrees. Super excited. Tested again. Slight shadow of a line. Same evap HAS TO BE. Not getting darker than the day before. Took dog out today and she would not get off my lap. Had to be around me. She actually pace-guarded me (like paced back and forth in front of me for a bit).

Finally Got My BFP After 3 Years TTC

Had to put my story as this as helped me so much over the last year or so... 4 months ago had a laparoscopy to see if anything was wrong and ended up having a 7cm cyst removed that was on my ovary but actually growing into my fallopian tube and finally got my BFP on Monday!!
1DPO Cramps
2 3 4 5 DPO Nothing
6DPO cramps and felt really sick
7 8 9 10 11 DPO Crampy, Bloated (ridiculously gassy) Sorry TMI!! Feeling/Being Sick (after everything I ate!!), Pulling/heavy Feeling in lower abdomen that felt like it was rising. So much cm that actually kept checking AF hadn’t come early!!!
12 DPO Nearly fainted when out shopping which as NEVER happened in my life so took a test and Very faint positive that faint I actually thought it could be a water mark so did a clear blue digital and got my BFP!!!!
Hope My Little Peanut Sticks Around!!!

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

The 'only' changes I made this month were starting acupuncture and chinese herbs. I also gave up coffee and alcohol altogether and ate a healthy diet:

Check these symptoms out - got my BFP 12 DPO! BFN 10 DPO

1-3DPO:
Creamy cm (thought I mis-timed O!) have been charting cycles last 6 months. I'm def a regular/avg 28 day cycle so hoping conceiving straight forward, but have ttc 3 months with no luck. The only change this cycle is that I had acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Flatulence

4DPO
creamy cm, weird ache in upper chest above breasts in am while driving, wave of nausea while making kids banana bread, no sore breasts etc, def tired... had nap during day (very unusual for me I usually don't stop), hungry! Bloated! Flatulence

5DPO
creamy cm continuing, tingly feeling in fingers/hands going to sleep, (maybe its iphone over-use from reading too many ttc forum ha!) def more tired, hungry! Bloated!

6DPO
slightly nauseous after breakfast, sensitive gums (zapping), creamy cm, bfn... I know too early, prob haven't even implanted yet! I really should no better! On the early preg forums some women getting faint line bfp at 6dpo so I thought... what the heck!? Ev pg different. Hunger has subsided somewhat, no symptoms today thinking nothing happening & preparing for AF, but have a 'feeling' this month ttc is different from others!!

However, was convinced pg before & had 'many' symptoms - stumped me... so now just going with the flow 2ww... not charting temps etc as yet. Will test when pg due in 7 days... slight cramping right side might be implantation! Larger appetite, still bloated! Flatulence

7DPO
sharp shooting pain left boob, cramping right side ovary, creamy cm, no sore nipples etc or any other symptoms. Hips/legs/back achey while walking. Joints feel soft. No major flatulence thank goodness has lessened

8DPO
creamy cm, cramping gone, slight lower back pain/twinge while walking, tired, sore pain/twinge deep top right breast (right chest), strong smelling urine, woke temp up - feel hot, pain behind belly button

9DPO
creamy cm, no other symptoms, bfn tested morning & night, vivid dreams, hot

10DPO
creamy cm, constipation, cramping back right ovary, twinge pain deep left breast at bottom, bloated, strong smelling urine, hungry, insomnia

11DPO
all symptoms completely gone, no pms either ? Feel great! Insomnia :( doc said level 7 HcG on blood test. Too low to be certain. But "hopeful".

12DPO BFP! Clear blue digital reads 'pregnant 1-2' yaaaaaaay!!!

I'm 34 years old and ttc #3 baby - second marriage. 1 x miscarriage last year and now trying again. My children first marriage now aged 11 and 7. I have a daughter and son.

I conceived in my 20s and was 'easy'. 30s a different ball game! Chinese herbalist said ttc is easy during 30s if you get the environment right/corrected in the uterus and follicles working well to release egg from ovaries, and uterine wall strong. My friend put me onto acupuncture and herbs after she had 2 x miscarriages & lost a baby boy at 23 weeks! Was devastating. Had funeral etc for him. Now she has a healthy gorgeous baby boy after carrying him full term and is continuing the Chinese herbs for breast feeding. Happy ending!! She also has two older children and said this pregnancy & breast feeding a 'breeze' compared to other two and credits it to acupuncture & herbs. Her gorgeous blue eyed blonde haired baby boy is so healthy, settled and has slept through the night from early on. No digestive upsets etc for him or her & she has a great milk supply. He is thriving.

Got my BFP 12DPO! BFN 10DPO yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

(PS… I'm, due 18 May 2013. NOTE: The 'only' changes I made this month were starting acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I also gave up coffee and alcohol altogether and ate a healthy diet).

BFP After 23 Months!

After 23 months and 2 miscarriages, I finally think this may be it. The last two cycles, I began medicated (gonal F 150) IUIs using donor sperm. It worked on the second cycle! Since I have been on progesterone, it has been hard for me to trust any symptoms...especially the sore/swollen breasts!

O day--major cramps (had 4 mature eggs)
3 dpo-dreams about an egg fertilizing, trouble sleeping
4-6 dpo-sore/swollen breasts, trouble sleeping
7dpo-sore/swollen breasts, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, lower stomach pressure
8dpo-sore/swollen breasts, shortness of breath
9dpo-sore/swollen breasts, lower stomach pressure
10dpo-sore/swollen breasts, sore muscle-like stomach ache, fatigue
11dpo-sore/swollen breasts, sore muscle-like stomach ache, skin breakout, fatigue
12dpo-sore/swollen breasts, fatigue, sore muscle-like stomach ache, bloating, shortness of breath--went to health center because concerned about OHSS...BFP!!!

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