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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 with Clomid and Male Factor

Me and my partner have 2 children already both were conceived easily, my son was a one hit wonder and my daughter was conceived on the 4th cycle TTC. We started TTC in September 2011 the same month I had a chemical pregnancy and miscarried a week later at around 20 dpo.
We visited a fertility doctor with our local trust and I was put on a diet and exercise plan and my partner underwent semen analysis' 4 times. Eventually my bmi became within range and his sperm quality and motility became increasingly better so we were given an increased dose of Clomid. on the 3rd round of 50mg we finally got our bfp, and the irony? We were sat in the drs office totally unaware I was already pregnant. We are thrilled to be expecting #3 in May 2013. It took us 1 year to get to this point and will be our 3rd and final child :)

so cd 15 + opk
cd 16 temp dived
cd 17 o day - no ovulation symptoms
1 dpo - nothing
3 dpo - nothing
4 dpo - nothing
5 dpo - temp dive starting to think I didn’t ovulate after all
6 dpo - temp rise and cramping
7 dpo - temp dive again and cramps
8 dpo - no pms?
9 dpo - something off feeling full and achy uterus BFP with FRER!
10 dpo - BFP with cb digital
11 dpo - temp went triphastic
13 dpo - bfp with cheapie brand!

Thanks for reading!

Finally a BFP

After trying for months I finally got my bfp today. I did A LOT of things differently this month: took a fertility aid supplement found on amazon, held hips up for 20- 30 minutes after BD, and gave up caffeine. Some things we always do: Pre-Seed and opks.
CD 1-3 nothing
CD 4- EWCM
CD 5-7 bugury cm (ewww)
CD 8 (today) positive FRER this afternoon (after a BFN this morning, what me? poasaholic?) the positive was light but nice and pink :) Really haven't felt much out of the ordinary except for some vivid dreams, but I think the stress of the TWW can bring crazy dreams on too so who knows. Happy to have such an early BFP! My BFP with my daughter was also early like this so yay!

Yesssss! BFP @13DPO and I'm 39...

I've been reading all of you girls' symptoms for months now, so it's only fair that I share my BFP story today! Here's my story:

I'm a mom (8 year old) and stepmom (9 year old) and very happy with life. Still I had one wish... To bring one more tiny being into this world to bring more light. I'm 39, 6 years after my divorce. I've struggled with my new relationship for a while when we moved in 2.5 years ago. But now: since a year we're a stable home for our two boys and we enjoy life so much. This wish came about again ... Could it be? We've talked and talked and decided: yes we'll do it. We'll see for 6 months, until my 40th birthday if God was to give us a brand new child to celebrate love and life. So we started... TTC the first round I became pregnant, but this didn't last. I lost it before I could get the BFP. Then for two cycles there was no baby... And this cycle I had so little symptoms I didn't believe in it. So I let go. Even had some wine in the first bit of the cycle (safe period though). Somehow though, I felt more tired, has (.)(.) pain and I was nauseated. But I had had those symptoms every month.... I decided to wait till 13DPO to test this time. That was this morning... And I could not believe my eyes. Neither could my husband: a Big Fat Positive! I'm SO happy that God gave us this new life! Amazing. What a gift. Here are my symptoms:

OD (cycle day 16) - Aug. 11
DPO 1- 4: no signs what so ever
DPO 5: a little tender (.)(.)
DPO 6-7-8: severe headaches, don't like food, nor coffee anymore (I'm an addict for coffee, but I quit because of TTC, but I still drank caffeine-free, now I didn't even want that).
DPO 8-13: a little nausea, mostly at night (!), very low energy, craving cheesy things (weird...)
DPO 13: test in the morning: BFP!!!!

Praying For a BFP

CD14- I am pretty sure that this was my OD.
1DPO-Cramping, headaches, CM (lotion like)
2DPO-Cramping, headaches, CM, backache, extra tired
3DPO-Cramping, headaches, less CM, dizzy while I was sitting down, loss of appetite.
4DPO-Cramping, headaches, CM, sense of smell is CRAZY, sharp twinges in my uterus.
5DPO- Same as 4dpo. Cravings.
6DPO- I woke up during the night with a line of blood. wiped and it was pink.
Nothing more than that. (IB?) CM has seemed to be less, headache not as bad today. Crampy and sharp twinges in bbs.

My BFP Story With the Help of Chinese Medicine

We have been trying for baby #4 for 7 months, I am 34 and DH is 38. Every month I would drive myself crazy thinking I had symptoms and then nothing! I had previously had acupuncture after a miscarriage for anxiety and depression symptoms and researched into how it could help with fertility I also found a book on a UK website that was written by a leader in Chinese medicine called "The Baby Maker" by Emma Cannon. The book was fantastic and gave me lots of advice and support and I also had acupuncture once a week for 4 weeks and took Chinese herbs to build the blood and QI.
I have just got my BFP, which was confirming deep down what I already knew from symptoms and I truly believe that when you are pregnant you just know! I can honestly say it was a mixture of the two things that has helped me fall pregnant lets hope it stays fingers crossed.
My symptoms were as follows:-
3, 4, 5DPO: Tender Boobs
6 DPO: Felt very nauseous at dinner time
7 DPO: Terrible headache, nauseous went for acupuncture and she said my pulse was superficial meaning I either had an infection or was pregnant.
8 DPO: Headache, did test was about to throw away and thought I could see very very faint line.
9 DPO: Headache, cramping. Test very faint line
10 DPO Headache, cramping. Test Very faint line
11 DPO Headache, cramping. Test faint line
12 DPO Headache, cramping nauseous. Test faint line
13 DPO same symptoms BFP on cheapie stick
14 DPO same symptoms BFP on First Response!!! Yay
I also had very vivid dreams and still do.
Hope this helps others as I have looked on this site regularly for inspiration I love the book and recommend it for advice and the acupuncture definitely did something!! Good Luck to everyone. x

Thought I Was Crazy!

I got my BFP, well two BFPs this morning. :) My husband and I had wanted to start trying for our second child in June but due to work conflicts, my ovulation didn't match up with when he was in town. We conceived our first within the first month that were together for ovulation. So we commenced trying in July and I had thought I had pinpointed my ovulation on day 14 the month previously using OPKs and figured it'd be about the same in July. Well, we got busy every day for the 5 days leading up to and on O day or what I thought would be O day a (Thurs) but I never got a positive OPK (I figured I just missed it as I was testing once a day). I was leaving town on Friday so we made one last attempt that morning and then we were to be apart for two days again. Guess who got a positive OPK on Friday afternoon? This guy! I was so bummed, I totally thought we were out for this month as well. I know people say that sperm can live a couple of days, yada yada, but I had figured since we got busy every day for 5 days and then again only 10 hours after the last time that his last "load" wouldn't be as potent if you know what I mean.

7-9 DPO- Feeling a bit crampy and soar bbs. Actually hurt when shower water hit them.
10 DPO- Tested in the morning and got a BFN. Crampy
11 DPO- Another BFN in the morning. Feeling kinda nauseous and lots of BMs and gassy.
12 DPO- BFN in the morning, maybe a slight pos? But not convinced at all. Nauseous, loss of appetite and food aversion to red grapes that I usually love! I eat them everyday and they seemed too sweet suddenly. I also really wanted turkey pepperoni, which was really random. This is what really peaked my curiosity. Took another 2 tests that afternoon, thinking I was for sure pregnant and again more BFNs. The control line never showed up on one of them but still one BFN. I was starting to think I was making it all up in my head...
13 DPO- I had a regular EPT and 2 Digitals, so when I woke up I peed on the regular one thinking if it looked even faintly positive then I'd pee on the digital. Well, it immediately looked negative, but the control line didn't really show up either... So I thought, well I'm not pregnant but lets just confirm with the digital. Oh and I had started to get more pronounced AF type cramps so I thought that confirmed no pregnancy, as AF was due the next day. With my first child I had AF type cramps for the first 10 weeks of my pregnancy though... Anyway, I peed on the digital and got in the shower. Shower finished and low and behold! I about lost my s*it when I saw the word 'pregnant.' I still couldn't believe it though after all those BFNs and I squeezed a little more urine for the second and last digital I had and got another 'pregnant'!

So don't be discouraged by all of the those BFNs ladies! It can still happen!

I still haven't told my husband as he was already gone in the morning and I want to tell him in person. I picked up a "I'm a big sister" shirt for DD and plan on putting her in it tonight when I get home. I can't wait to see how long it takes DH to notice. I'm excited!

Hope Is Not Lost, BFP #3 After 7 Months TTC and 2nd Round of Clomid

This was TTC #3 for me. DH and I conceived our first 2 children naturally and very easily. Pretty much 'tied' one cycle and that worked. I thought this time around would be the same, but it was not. I had a time-frame all planned out for when I wanted baby #3. It ended up taking about 6 months longer than I 'planned' and I even resorted to trying Clomid. Every AF brought on second-guessing and guilty feelings about choices I made in the past. I had to let go of those negative feelings and accept that my time would come - even it was not according to my plan.

After my second child I had the Mirena IUD placed by my OB-Gyn. I had no complications or side effects and never once spotted and never got AF. I had my Mirena removed in anticipation of TTC for #3, so I could start to keep track of my cycle.

For the first few months after removal DH and I actually 'prevented' because I wanted a little more space between #2 and #3 and foolishly assumed I would get pregnant the month I decided to start trying. After I didn't get a BFP right away, I mentally beat myself-up and second guessed my decision to get the Mirena in the first place, to not get it removed earlier, to not starting to try earlier. I felt like I was being 'punished' for trying to mess with fate.

I had major stress/loss-grief in my life around the time we started TTC. I now assume it was stress, and not the Mirena or anything else, that was the source of my difficulty. My body knew better, knew I needed some time to heal, before I was ready to carry this blessing.

In my 7 or so months of TTC I tried different things every cycle. BD before, during and after positive OPK days, changed my diet, cut out caffeine, took different vitamins, BD every day during my fertile time, BD every other day, different positions, propping my bottom up and staying in bed after, etc. Some months I felt I tried everything, other months I got sick of 'trying' and didn't do anything special. I used OPKs religiously for 5 cycles.

For this BFP I had been getting fertility acupuncture for about 2 months. This was also my second round of Clomid. (First round of Clomid was CD4-8, this round was CD 3-5). For both cycles I got +OPKs on the 6th day after finishing the last Clomid pill. Clomid definitely dried up my CM, so I used Pre-Seed for every BD and drank lots of green tea. Also, I tried to not make 'trying' routine or scheduled. We were on a family vacation, so I tried to be more relaxed and in the moment with DH. We BDd every day for 5 days before +OPK, the day of +OPK and the day after +OPK. I was convinced that we should have BDd a few more days after +OPK and were therefore out for this cycle... but I guess timing was in our favor.

As far as two-week-wait symptoms, I felt like I had every one the cycle before BFP. Of course, AF came.

For this BFP:
1-12 DPO - No symptoms (I didn't have any with my first 2 pregnancies either)
13 DPO - Twinge of low back pain when I went to bed. That's it.
14+ DPO - No spotting and no PMS acne.

I took a test the next morning and got a faint line. I almost could not believe it. I had taken so many pregnancy tests over the past months only to have them stark white and followed by AF. There were times it felt like I was looking at a mirage; knowing there was nothing there but staring at it until I almost convinced myself there was.

With my first 2 pregnancies, my BFP lines never showed up until AFTER I miss AF. This one showed up really faint on an Early test and finally got darker around 16+DPO.

For me, with all 3 of my BFPs, I've really had NO two-week-wait symptoms. With TTC, if I had to look for them or convince myself they were there, I never got the outcome I wanted.

Good luck!

Baby #1... BFP After One Month TTC!!!

This morning we finally received our first BFP!!! We are so excited, this is our first baby!!! Here where my symptoms:

7dpo nausea late afternoon
8dpo nausea off and on all day
9-10dpo nothing...loosing hope
11dpo soar nipples, POAS BFN
12-14dpo still soar nipples
13dpo AF due....no where in sight
14dpo POAS BFN...frustrating...still no AF
15-17dpo soar nipples....pinching type cramps. Keep running to bathroom because it feels like AF started, but nothing.
18dpo woke at 6am, had to pee...POAS using ClearBlue Digital. "Pregnant" within 1minute!!!!!

The biggest "symptom" that led me to believe that I was pregnant right after conception is how my two chihuahuas where acting. They didn't leave my side! Wanting to constantly be in my lap and constantly licking me!!

Baby Douglas is due April 24, 2013! One day before my birthday!!! Thank you Jesus for Blessing us with this baby! Praying that all goes smoothly!!!

Baby Dust to all who are still waiting for your BFP!

<3 FINALLY GOT MY #2 BFP!!!!! <3

Ok I'm Amy I'm 20 soon to be 21 yay lol umm...my husband and I have been TTC baby #2 since February 2012 without success that is until the cycle in July, we had been using OPK's off and on the whole time so I decided to give it one more try. We decided to give Pre~Seed a go also after reading amazing stories on the internet of people getting pregnant the first cycle using it, so we gave it a try. So we used Pre~Seed, the First Response Ovulation 20 Day Kit, and we BD'd EVERYDAY during the fertile time. Here are my symptoms from ODPO-9DPO.

Oday: Gassy, Ovary Pain, Ovulation Pain, Achy Legs & Back, Irritable, Headache, Stuffy Nose, Fatigue, CM Increase, Acne.
1DPO: Gassy, Ovary Pain, Ovulation Pain, Backache, Moodiness, Fatigue, Constipation, CM Increase, Acne, Nausea.
2DPO: Gassy, Pulling&Pinching, Sharp Pains, Achy Legs & Back, Sex Drive Increase, Moodiness, Weepy, Thirsty, Fatigue, Constipation, CM Increase, Acne, Nausea.
3DPO: Gassy, Pulling&Pinching, Backache, Heartburn, Irritable, Thirsty, Headache, Stuffy Nose, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Sleeplessness, Constipation, CM Increase, Acne, Nausea.
4DPO: Cramps (not like pms), Gassy, Pulling&Pinching, Achy Legs & Back, Heartburn, Irritable, Thirsty, Headache, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Sleeplessness, Constipation, CM Increase, Acne.
5DPO: Bloating, Gassy, Mild Pressure/Cramps, Pulling&Pinching, Achy Legs & Back, Heartburn, Irritable, Bleeding Gums, Thirsty, Headache, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Sleeplessness, Constipation, Diarrhea, CM Increase, Acne.
6DPO: Bloating, Gassy, Heaviness in Breasts&Stomach, Mild Pressure/Cramps, Ovary Pain, Pulling&Pinching, Sharp Pains, Twinges, Achy Legs & Back, Heartburn, Sense Of Smell Increased, Stuffy Nose, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Sleeplessness, CM Increase, Acne, Appetite Increase.
7DPO: Bloating, Gassy, Heaviness in Breasts&Stomach, Mild Pressure/Cramps, Pulling&Pinching, Twinges, Achy Legs & Back, Anxious, Irritable, Depressed, Moodiness, Weepy, Thirsty, Headache, Sense of Smell Increase, Stuffy Nose, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, CM Increase, Acne.
8DPO: Gassy, Ovary Pain, Pulling&Pinching, Sharp Pains, Twinges, Achy Legs & Back, "I Feel Out This Month", Anxious, Irritable, Depressed, Moodiness, Weepy, Thirsty, Headache, Sense of Smell Increase, Fatigue, Constipation, Acne.
9DPO: Gassy, Mild Pressure/Cramps, Pulling&Pinching, Backache, Sore&Sensitive Nipples, Moodiness, Thirsty, Fatigue, Constipation, Appetite Increase.
9 Days Past Ovulation, I took 2 Pregnancy Tests, the 1st test was taken at, 9:32pm it was an ANSWER BRAND HPT, it was Very Faintly Positive....then 2nd was at 10:45pm it was a Clearblue Digital it confirmed my pregnancy "PREGNANT"....I FINALLY GOT MY #2 BFP!!!!!!!!

BFP 1st Period After Miscarriage!

I got pregnant for the first time in March 2012 on my 2nd month of trying to conceive. That pregnancy sadly ended in miscarriage for unknown reasons at 13 weeks along on June 20th, 2012. I ended up getting my first period post miscarriage on July 24th, 2012 about 5 weeks after my D&C.

I usually ovulate on cd 15 of a 28 day cycle. But on this cycle post miscarriage luckily I was checking for ovulation sooner or I would have missed my mark. According to my clearblue digital ovulation tests I got 2 smiley face positive opk's on cd 11 & cd 12. I only had intercourse on the 2 days of my positive opk's. Judging from my ovulation pains and ewcm I believe I ovulated on cd12.

1-7dpo Absolutely no symptoms besides creamy cm & a few weird cramping off and on but nothing noticeable. Face breaking out (thought AF was on her way :(
8dpo - I was having crampy bubbles in my lower abdomen, white creamy cm, and craving seafood over and over again. That night 10pm I took a dollar tree hpt and got a light bfp! took another walmart brand and another light bfp!
9dpo - feeling very hot in body temp, peeing a lot, starving and eating every 2 hours more on and off bubbly cramps. took clearblue digital hpt with fmu -bfp. I'm pregnant!!
10-14 dpo- hot body temp, peeing a lot, still hungry all the time, same strange bubbly cramps...kinda feel like af is coming but every time I check...nothing. hpt lines getting darker every day.

My last pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage I literally had no symptoms besides sore breasts and hot body temps. I rarely ate and had nausea all day. This time around I have no sore breasts and no nausea as of yet. The big give away was my strange cravings and wanting to eat all day. I've never been this hungry so much in all my life!

I am praying for a sticky bean this time around and wish everyone out there trying lots and lots of baby dust!

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