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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 1st Try

This is my second pregnancy after 14 years and super excited to share my story. My first child was 14 years ago and would've been a fraternal twin just like my maternal grandmother was, except I lost the second at 2 months. It was what the doctors call an involuting twin. Ever since my son was born in Feb. of 98 I really had no intention on conceiving again until recently when I got the baby itch. Now I'm 34 years old a kind of feel like I'm pregnant with twins again only because I'm 5 wks and am extremely bloated. I can't even close my pants.

My cycles range from 25-27 days. Last MP was on July 13, 2012. With an estimated ovulation day of July 24 or 25 according to the doctor.
CD 1-5 AF
CD 9-21 BD everyday I know they say skip a day but hey my DH and I were having fun not thinking about it.
CD 14 I believe was ovulation day
CD 17 Felt a little weird today. Not sure if it's because of me drinking but my stomach was a little crampy but very mild. Pimples are ridiculous.
CD 18 Felt a sharp pain in stomach below belly button. Some mild cramps and constipation. Slight headaches and cramps in lower back and legs.
CD 21 Felt something weird by belly button like a little sharp pain. Tossing n turning at night. Major heat flashes. Neg hpt
CD 22 Feels like period is coming at any minute. Slight headache, might be due to bobby pin in hair I swear I see a faint positive!! Gonna wait a couple more days and retest. Sore throat also at night accompanied w heart burn and indigestion
CD 23 Threw up when I brushed my teeth
CD 25 Threw up this morning while brushing my teeth. Took an HPT with first morning pee and it was a +. Doctor appointment later on today.

Blood test confirmed I'm PREGNANT!! The Doctor was shocked that I found out so soon. Turned out that my LBP was due to a UTI which I've never had. Next appointment is not until I'm 10 weeks since I found out do soon. At that time I will check if it's a single baby or multiples. Baby dust to all

My First Ever BFP!

I have been reading this site religiously for two weeks, and today I get to contribute my own story!

WHAT WE DID:
Used OPKs
Used Pre-seed (small amount) for dry days
BD'd every day for about 8 days ;)
Elevated my hips on a pillow for 20 minutes after sex
Prayed A LOT!

SYMPTOMS:
I really did not have many symptoms until close to the end.
1-8 DPO: Off and on cramping and extra gas
6 DPO: Shooting pain in my lower left abdomen that lasted for several hours and then disappeared.
9 DPO: Feeling tired, but nothing unusual. Already accepting the fact that I am probably not pregnant, and anxious to get started for the next month.
10 DPO: BFN with FMU. Extremely tired and hungry. That night, my breasts started feeling very tender after I took off my bra. I decided to test again. Looked like another BFN, so I left it on the counter and walked off. 3 hours later, I went to the bathroom again, and I realized a tiny faint line had formed on the test! I freaked out (of course), took another test (faint positive again), and make my DH take one (wondfo strips) to make sure I wasn't seeing things. :)
11 DPO: 2 more faint positives with FMU. Bought a FRER test before work and took it at lunch time. A very clear (though still light) line popped up in no time.

Today is 12 DPO, and I have now gotten positives on 4 different brands! The digital is still negative, but I think I should wait to take one after my actual missed period. I am so excited!

Praying for all of you! God is faithful!

BFP After 14 Months (Just After Infertility Referral)

Hi all,

I got my Bfp on Saturday after 14 months ttc. I am just 29 and dh is 33. We were just about to go for our first fertility appointment with a specialist and had pretty much resigned ourselves to needing IVF or ICSI

CD1 Period arrived for 13th time while I was at work and my male colleague chose that day to be evangelical about how lives are worth nothing without children- went home and cried! :-( Later found out that a friend had lost her baby at 22 weeks, which put everything in perspective. Decide to develop a life vision without pregnancy (travel, PhD, it helped to cheer me up)

CD2-6 on period and busy with family party and exhausted by work conference

CD7-14 went on holiday with my sister (without dh) and was so exhausted I was sick in a cafe. Had given up on ttc (though wasn't planning to prevent), but knew enough about my cycle to know I was in my fertile stage as kept thinking about Bding

CD15 arrived home and had welcome home BD ;-)

CD16 went out drinking with friends and stayed at their house (no BDing- it felt rude!!)

CD17 BD'd as still felt very fertile, really relaxed about it though and had some fun!

CD18-37 Didn't track BD or symptoms during this time as was not expecting a BFP, but remember feeling tired and had sore bbs from day 27. Got quite tearful a couple of times too- thought it was pms though

Once CD 35 passed, I got suspicious as that made it my longest ever cycle (the last time I had one that long I was in a car accident!) and previous cycle was 29 days. We were too scared to test after so many BFNs so went for a night out with some friends to take our mind off things.

CD37 went to hairdressers and she said my hair was thicker and looked at me weirdly, she had previously told me my hair would be crazy if I got pregnant! Decided to buy a test in town, but got some more pre seed too so as not to tempt fate.

When I got home, I decided I fancied a glass of wine so took a test to decide and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw two lines. Took a 2nd to be sure and kept re-checking that I'd read the instructions properly!

Hubbie got home and checked too, so I finally started to believe it (we went to Tesco at midnight to get him some wine and me some fizzy grape juice to celebrate!

I've checked this site so many times over the last few months and have no idea what made the difference this time. I just think its luck or law of averages.... If you roll the dice enough times it will eventually happen.

Am praying for a healthy pregnancy now :-)

P.S. we'd had primary tests at dr at month 6 and 9 and I was normal but hubbie was borderline for count, motility and morphology in different tests.

First Month Success After Miscarriage

I am so surprised that I got pregnant this month! This month I really worked on eating healthy (lots of veggies and sweet potatoes) and didn’t really think much about conceiving since I didn’t expect it to happen right away.
Here are my symptoms:
Day 1: Ovulation day- nothing
Day 2-4: No symptoms
Day 5: Lots of cramping, tugging on sides, and a general feeling that something is different
Day 6-8: More cramps; Negative pregnancy test days 8,9,10 (I know I’m an idiot for trying!)
Day: Begin to feel slight breast tenderness
Day 10-12: Lots of breast twinges, tired
Day 14: Positive pregnancy test!
So happy and really hoping this one is meant to be!

BFP After 8 Months and a Miscarriage

I'm 28; my husband is 33. We conceived our son after a mere two months of trying. We figured conceiving our second child would be just as easy. After starting to try in January of this year, we got pregnant within two months. I knew almost immediately I was pregnant, but my intuition told me something was wrong. We lost that baby at 11 weeks. We started trying again in April, and finally conceived in August. These are my symptoms:

O Day: Wet CM; temp. was at 96.5.
1 DPO: Creamy CM; gassy; temp. climbing
2 DPO: Little CM; gassy; temp. climbing
3 DPO: Headache; cramps; gassy; temp. climbing
4 DPO: Headache turns into a migraine; little temp. drop (fall-back rise)
5 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; temp. climbing
6 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; gassy; temp. same
7 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; backache; fatigue; temp. climbing heartburn/indigestion; dry mouth*; temp. climbing *I've never had dry mouth before, and rarely get heartburn, so these stood out.
8 DPO: Boogery yellow CM; headache; gassy; heartburn/indigestion; thirst and dry mouth (couldn't get rid of the thirst or dry mouth!); temp. climbing
9 DPO: Egg-white CM (what?!); headache; cramps; backache; TEMP. DROPS OVER .2 DEGREES
10 DPO: Egg-white/boogery yellow CM; headache; cramps; gassy; bloated; food aversion; fatigue; temp. climbing and BBT chart becomes triphasic; faint BFP!
11 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; gassy; backache; bloated; breasts start to feel slightly tender on sides; temp. climbing; BFP tiny bit darker
12 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps, gassy; backache; bloated; breasts slightly tender; decreased appetite; diarrhea; tiny temp. drop; BFP tiny bit darker
13 DPO: Creamy CM; slight cramps; slight backache; boobs tender throughout day; temp. same; BFP dark!

My stand-out symptoms were the lingering headache, indigestion, and dry mouth. The boogery and egg-white CM also stood out as major symptoms since I've never seen them in a cycle before. Interestingly enough, the egg-white and boogery CM happened about the same time as my temp. drop on 9 DPO when I suspect implantation may have occurred.

Hope this helps someone out there TTC!

DPO Symtoms with BFP

*NOTE*- (I ALWAYS get sore BBS that start right after ovulation leading up to AF)
1 DPO- EWCM, low back pain, gassy, feels like AF.
2 DPO- Sore BBS, cramps
3 DPO-Sore BBS, cramps
4 Dpo-Ext sore BBS, gassy
5 Dpo- light headedness, tender bbs
6 DPO- BBS tender, cramps on and off, gassy
7 DPO- BBS tender, twinges, feels like af is coming
8-9 DPO- BBS tender bloated feeling
10 DPO- BBS tender but NOW ALSO NIPPLES (*I’ve never experienced sore nipples before af before) new symptom.
11-12 DPO- Sore BBS, sensitive/tender nips, cramping, lower back pain, irritable.
13 DPO- Sore BBS and nips, cramping, feels like af is on the way.
14 DPO- BFP on clear blue digital and BFP on the dollar store ones on 15 DPO.

--I’m the kind of girl who gets every PMS symptom there is before my period, the one symptom that made me believe I could be pregnant was the sore nipples b/c I never get them-- GOOD LUCK EVERYONE :))
*also I have 32 day cycle* & I’ve experienced a chemical pregnancy in the past, so I was a little nervous this time :)

BFP @ 14dpo w/ Poor Morphology

Hi y'all!

I'm 28 and my husband is 30. I just got my first ever BFP (with first response confirmed with clearblue digital!) at about 14dpo on cycle #6. It will be our first child!!!! We are so happy and grateful. After actively trying for 4 cycles (doing OPKs) I was so stressed out thinking there was something wrong with me, so I went to see my OBGYN for some basic fertility tests. Blood test showed I was ovulating, ultrasound looked great too. She then asked for DH's SA and the results were good counts, good motility but horrible morphology. only 2% normal forms. My doctor told us to go see a urologist and she was not going to proceed with any other infertility treatment such as Clomid until a final report from urologist. I was devastated because mostly of what I found on the internet was that poor morphology is very hard to change and the solution is IVF. My husband was sent to a urologist who ordered a second SA. Results were better - 4% normal forms. His doctor encouraged us. He said still his overall numbers were good and we could get pregnant on our own. He then ordered a blood test for him and the results were scary: very low testosterone levels and FSH. He was prescribed Clomid (for men... ) to try get his testosterone levels up and started taking it one week ago. Today I just found out I'm pregnant which means he got me pregnant all natural because he wasn't taking Clomid when we conceived.
Now I 'm praying for a healthy pregnancy and looking forward to calling my doctor tomorrow morning with the great news!

Now, a little bit about symptoms. Not many different ones. The normal ones pre af symptoms =: tender boobs, bloated, etc.
CD13 positive OPK
CD14 assumed ovulation day.. but this cycle I did not feel the usual ovulation pain.
1dpo - 11 dpo - I felt drier than the usual. Less cervical mucus.
11 dpo - noticed an increased appetite. I ate well on previous night but woke up starrrrrving and it's been like that ever since. Increased appetite in the mornings. I usually start spotting at the end of 11dpo and then will spot for the next 4 days before af arrives full force. but nothing until end of the day. I started being cautiously hopeful.
12 dpo - decided to take a pregnancy test with FMU. BFN. Devastation. Thought I was out and told my husband... of course it's not gonna be this month honey... Clomid hasn't started to kick in in your system yet.... . So I was waiting for spotting to start at any time. But it didn't start by end of 12 dpo. Went to bed dry as bone.
13 dpo - no spotting still.
14dpo - no spotting. but I'm a spotter... well we went out for an amazing breakfast with my husband (today is Sunday morning) and on our way back stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up early response. at this point I was suspecting it could be positive because I always start spotting latest at 12dpo but this cycle nothing. I was thinking maybe it would be a false negative because I wouldn’t be using FMU? Well second line appeared almost immediately. I cried. We ran back to Wal-Mart and bought clearblue digital and it said " pregnant". I'm pregnant!!!!!

I know I haven't been on this journey for as long as so many of you have but it can happen. Don't lose hope. Every month is a race inside of us and one day a little sperm will make it up there. It happened to us with a poor morphology diagnosis, all-natural.

What we did different this month:
- Stressed less. Last month we bd 10 days straight. So much stress on my poor dh and I had so much mid cycle bleeding as a consequence. This month we took it easy. Maximum 2 days straight when I got a positive opk I guess it worked better for us.
- Went swimming on ovulation day, exercised more (walked for about 40 minutes 4 times a week)
- Stopped charting.
- Brought back my daily cup of coffee (which I absolutely love) and stopped with the green tea (which I don't like but was trying to take it because I heard it could help)
- Took a breaking on taking maca, vitamin b, robitussin during ovulation time.
- Only used Pre-Seed as a lubricant for the days I wasn't fertile (had no ewcm)
- Had about 3-4 alcoholic beverages weekly. Had fun!!!
- Took a glass a day of Trader Joe’s not from concentrated pineapple juice from 3 dpo to 8dpo (have no idea if it helped)

Good luck to all of you!!!! One day will be writing your story too!!!

BFP After 8 Months of TTC

Wow...oh wow I finally got a BFP this month after 8 months of TTC. I have been checking this site every month checking out the symptoms as I hoped and prayed it would happen for us.... finally we are expecting (yaaaaaayyyyy)

Ok so my symptoms this month kind of snuck up on me, I wasn’t really expecting much this month after so so many BFN!

1 to 5 DPO - Nothing

6 DPO - Sick sick sick, headache and feel wiped out but no idea why.....considered maybe migraine

7 to 10 DPO - Nothing

11 DPO - mmmmm nothing much, bit windy, a little crampy....think maybe AF on its way. Runny nose.

12 DPO - Bit nauseous, slight headache, very tired but restless sleep. Runny nose.

13 DPO - Smells seem to find their way up my nose today, keep wondering why people are wearing so much perfume! Feel a bit nauseous but thought was just due to being over tired. Feel very calm but a bit teary. Runny nose.

14 DPO - I can smell EVERYTHING! I can even smell perfume from round the corner at the station... wow, there is defo something up! A little nauseous but not huge...everything is just subtle...although I did tear up whenever reporters said nice things about Team GB winning things hehe. SO I took the test in the afternoon and suddenly BFP!! BFP!! BFP!! Cant believe my eyes.... luckily its the digital test and spells it out for us....we seriously needed it!!

Best of luck to all those TTC much baby dust to you all xxx

BFP With Bleeding, Not Just Spotting

Hi all- these posts have all been so encouraging for me these past few weeks. A bit of my story - have DS who is 16 months. Only found out about him at 20 weeks because I had 3 periods/ bleeds when pg. didn't really have any other symptoms either.
With this bfp, this is the story:
Mid July - bfp - next day started to bleed, bfn
Went for u/s - doc said he couldn't see anything except very ripe egg due for ovulation
DH and I bd for about 4 days in a row
2dpo - notice some light brown spotting - ovulation bleeding?
5dpo - more spotting, tender bbs, nausea, tired
6- 8dpo - heavy spotting/ bleeding - way to early for AF but surely not Implantation bleeding?- bright red, some clots- took early 10mil pt - bfn Other symptoms - tender bbs, tingly nipples, sore throat, cystitis, sore gums, tired, lost appetite
9dpo - lighter spotting again, all other symptoms same
10/11dpo - light spotting still but today BFP - faint line but def there.
Let's just hope this is a sticky bean!!
Wish everybody ttc and reading these posts all the best
Don't lose faith - god bless
Xxx

BFP One Month After Miscarriage

I can't believe I'm here... I am not a newbie to this rodeo, this is my 5th pregnancy. But the circumstances are so bizarre. It took us 2.5 years to get pregnant with our son. We had 2 miscarriages before he came along. Then, I didn't get my first period until he was 14 months old. We decided to try to take advantage of the "you're more fertile in the first few postpartum cycles myth. We BD'd ONE TIME that month, and got pregnant. We were ecstatic. How could it possibly be so easy when it took us so long for our first?! Unfortunately, I lost that pregnancy at 8 weeks (my previous miscarriages were very very early). We were devastated. I talked to my midwives about seeing a specialist, since it was our third miscarriage and they referred me, but I hadn't heard back yet. I asked if there was any reason why we shouldn't keep trying in the meantime, and she said if I was emotionally ready and able, there was no reason not to try. So less than 3 weeks after the bleeding from the miscarriage stopped, I felt some mittelschmerz on my right side. I used an ovulation stick, and sure enough, it was positive. We BD'd one time. It was a complete repeat of the last time. BD'd one time, kept my hips up for about 45 minutes, and didn't wash until later that night. 9DPO, BFP! And 4 more since then. :D I can't believe it. I literally can't believe it. We've gotten pregnant twice in two times of BDing (I was unwilling to have sex during the first trimester, since we have a history of miscarriage). 2 for 2! Please have some sticky thoughts for us? I would be devastated with a 4th miscarriage. :( ANYWAY, my symptoms:

Day of ovulation: sharp pain in right ovary (my last *3* pregnancies have occurred after sharp pain in my right ovary - apparently righty is working overtime! :) ) BD in midday, hips up for 45 minutes.
1 - 2 DPO: Nothing
3 DPO: EXHAUSTED and face broken out really badly; headache (common for me in early pregnancy)
4 DPO: Exhausted again - took nap during day, odd for me; face broken out even worse (doesn't usually happen to me during pregnancy); slightly nauseous; headache
5 DPO: face is even WORSE
6 DPO: exhausted, still broken out, super hungry, cramps (implantation?); ragey (VERY common for me in early pregnancy); heartburn (I ONLY get heartburn when I'm pregnant - it's how I knew last time
7 DPO: Nausea on waking, still super irritable, face still broken out; twinge in my right abdomen
8 DPO: Eggwhite CM, veiny bbs, still broken out, gassy, pooping all day (also common for me during pregnancy - with my son, it was how I knew I was pregnant); while my son was nursing, he pulled off, pointed at my chest and said 'baby' ???!
9 DPO: first faint BFP, and then another. Thought I might be imagining it.
10 DPO: This morning same thing. Went and got a CB Digital - "1 - 2" weeks!

This is weird for me. I don't usually get a BFP until 11DPO. But I was having so many symptoms I thought I'd check early. <3 AND, my baby is due on April 22, which is 2 days after my late brother's birthday. I'm taking that as a sign that this baby is going to stick around. For him.

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