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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 after 3rd IUI

Very excited to be posting my BFP story! I got my BFP on 13dpo - 11th month TTC. This was my 3rd IUI.
I decided to test because I felt different than usual. I normally start spotting 5 days before my period is due, this time nothing. Also my stomach felt weird, like low level period cramps and a twinge on one particular side. I don't normally cramp before AF either. I had sore bbs from the same DPO as normal, temps also seemed normal post - o temps, not particularly triphasic. This has been months of hard work. I switched to an organic wholefoods diet 3 months ago, as well as all organic household and beauty products, and started fertility acupuncture at the same time.

I ovulated on CD15 as usual - symptoms by DPO below
DPO 1-3 - nothing
DPO 4-7 - stomach not right, gassy and slightly constipated
DPO 8 - nothing
DPO 9-11 - sore BBs (normal pre AF for me, nothing out of the ordinary), also noticed a few new spots, again not really out of the ordinary, except this hasn't happened as much since I started eating organic. Lots of creamy cm, slightly unusual but not totally unheard of. slight temp drop on 11 DPO but had a terrible sleep.
DPO 12 - temp back up. stomach felt weird. I did a big workout at the gym and had a pain on one side after, which became low grade cramps that came on and off the rest of the day. told DH I thought I was preg cos uterus felt "full"
DPO 13 - tested with FMU - BFP!! took 5 tests to confirm including CB digi, all faint BFP or almost full BFP. Dull ache in uterus all day/bloated feeling, still creamy cm.

Off to the fertility unit for blood work tomorrow, hoping this one sticks around!

BFP with wacky LONG cycles !!!

I'm so excited to be posting with a BFP story. This website has helped me through many a long two week waits, so hopefully I can give someone else hope!
My cycles have always been crazy irregular, no PCOS, no hormone imbalance, just irregular! I'm talking 30-100+ days! I started charting my temperature to try to help us conceive a few months ago after no success for months.
Here is my TWW!
CD 59- Started taking Fertility Blend, thinking well if nothing else maybe I'll get a period and we can try again fresh.
CD 65- 97.7 EWCM. Sex.
CD 66- 97.7 Ovulation day. Ewcm/creamy.
1 DPO- 97.9, creamy, temp shift, I O'd for sure! Yay! Couple cramps. Sex.
2 DPO- 98.1, creamy.
3 DPO- 98.2, creamy. EMOTIONAL!
4 DPO- 98.1, creamy.
5 DPO- 98.3, creamy.
6 DPO- 98.5, lots of creamy cm, off/on breast tenderness.
7 DPO- 98.5, creamy/EWCM(lots)! Definitely tender breasts, snarky/ emotional, off/on dull achey/ twingy Right side uterus... implantation?
8 DPO- 97.9 temp dip. Creamy, still twingy R side. Sore breasts.
9 DPO- 98.2, creamy, sore breasts, light headed/dizzy, emotional!! Cried during sex!
10 DPO- 98.5, creamy/ewcm. Upset tummy/gassy!! Have the poops. Sore breasts.
11 DPO- 98.6, lots of creamy, feeling hot/flashes. Sore breasts.
12 DPO- 98.5, wake up early to take a FRER test, see negative line immediately and walk out of bathroom disheartened to go make coffee. Come back to brush teeth and there it is! A FAINT POSITIVE! Ecstatic! Cry! Gag on toothbrush, have the poops, sore breasts.
13 DPO- 98.5, creamy, another faint positive!!! Slightly darker that yesterday! Headache/ nausea all day, Sore breasts.
14 DPO- 98.5, BFP on CD 80!!! A solid pink line! Bit of nausea, sore breasts/ nipples HURT, craving a hot dog with the works like you wouldn't believe!
15 DPO- 98.5, sore breasts/nipples, sex, napping all day, lots of gas, so so so happy!

I hope this give some ladies with long wacky cycles hope! Charting my temperature really helped me! And I don't know if it was coincidence or not but if Fertility Blend helped me ovulate after just a week of taking it then I recommend it!

Unexpected BFP - No Usual Symptoms!

Hi Ladies,

I poured over this website every day while I was TTC! I know what it's like to symptom-spot, so thought I would add my story to give someone some hope. I got my BFP 3 days ago with #1 so I'm nervous but so, so very excited. I am aged 29 with only 2 months TTC so I am very lucky. Here's my story.

1st Month TTC
The first month I had cramps, pains, soreheads, lots of CM and I was CONVINCED I was pregnant. However, all I got was a contact stream of BFN's and AF eventually came as usual.

2nd month TTC
I started using OPK's from Ebay.
BD 2 days in a row (Thursday & Friday) before Positive OPK.
Positive OPK arrived on Saturday when I had a friend coming to stay over for a girlie movie night so we didn't BD on the Saturday.
BD the Sunday night.
That was honestly all the BDing we had time for this month!

3DPO - mild cramps in lower pelvic area
4DPO - mild cramps as above, barely noticeable or worth mentioning
5DPO - 10DPO - No symptoms whatsoever. I had no cramping, no emotional variances, no pains. This stuck out because usually I am a mess with PMS cramps and pains all this week in prep for AF but I was in the best mood ever. Honestly, I didn't have a "down" day all month. I knew something was up.
11DPO - Was lying in bed reading and felt about 6 or 7 sharp twinges in my lower left pelvic area. I remember smiling, something in my brain told me it was implantation. I tested. BFN.
12DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested BFN.
13DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested BFN. Posted on a message board that I was OUT this month. Started to plan for next month.
14DPO - Still no symptoms. Husband had bought a couple beers for the weekend and I was about to pop the cap on one and something in my brain told me to do a test first. Very faint BFP!!!
15DPO - Still no symptoms. Tested Faint BFP again.
16DPO - Still no symptoms. Went to chemist and bought a Clearblue Double Check test kit, had to wait until morning to test.
17DPO - BFP on Clearblue and BFP on Digital Date Tester!!
Doctors Appointment for 2 weeks time to get the ball rolling.

So ladies. My suggestion would be to look for the MISSING symptoms. Sometimes no symptoms is good news! I honestly cannot believe that I felt so overwhelmingly calm and happy all month. It's not how I expected to feel when BFP! I don't feel anything at all! Maybe a little tender in the BBs but that's it.

I know it's early days, and we won't be telling anyone until we have the go-ahead from the Doctor but it's so exciting and nerve-wracking. The waiting doesn't stop though - it's so hard to keep the news to yourself and not scream it from the rooftop.

Hindsight: Something told me this month to book an eye test, a ear test and a dentist appointment. Things I usually avoid as I have a total phobia of Doctors etc. (Pregnancy will be fun for me... not!) So I wonder is my sudden desire to look after myself related? Like my body suddenly flipped a switch and told me it was so important to look after this little baby making machine! :)

GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!
Baby dust to all xx

Good luck ladies!!

BFP without usual post-O symptoms

I'm 35, and my biological clock has been ticking for longer than I've known my husband. We got married last summer, but life and work had us put off TTC until this spring. I stopped BC in January and started tracking my cycle, started BBT in March before we even started trying. When we started TTC in May I was ready with Pre-Seed, since I knew my CM was scant. I also started recognizing symptoms of increasing progesterone after O, like really sensitive nipples POD1-2 and vivid dreams. My BBT temps were lower (high 96-low 97 pre-O and mid-high 97s post-O), which made me worry about thyroid issues. I also started spotting on POD6-8 on the cycles after we started TTC. All this to say I was worried about my luteal phase, my thyroid, the quality of my CM and eggs.

In August we went camping right before my fertile period, and I decided not to temp that weekend. It felt so nice not worrying that I decided to skip temping and just focus on other signs to decide when to BD. I also skipped using pre-seed since my DH hates it and trying to insert it without grossing him out was causing me stress. I usually O on CD14-15, so we BD CD9, 10, 11, 12.

CD9: BD no pre-seed.
CD10: A lot of EWCM, unusual for me. BD. No pre-seed.
CD11: Lotiony CM. BD no pre-seed.
CD12: I had a hunch I might be near O even though it was early and I was trying to be "laid-back". Took an OPK, positive. BD no pre-seed.

POD0: no symptoms
POD1-4: no symptoms. This was so weird for me I told DH, "Either I'm pregnant or I didn't ovulate."
POD5: boobs starting to get sore and heavy (never felt heavy before). Put on a bra to go to the store and couldn't wait to take it off.
POD6: still sore, full boobs.
POD7: sore boobs. Feel a tiny bit of cramping, tugging that comes and goes. No spotting like I had been doing previous cycles.
POD9: negative HPT
POD10-11: boobs still sore, light cramping. So convinced I'm pregnant I retrieve previous HPT and see super-faint (maybe evap) line.
POD12 (day before AF): HPT with FMU, faint but clear positive.

That's it. My first pregnancy. Now 6weeks1day, first appt with MD at 8 weeks. We were trying for four months, so I know we are lucky. My first symptom was a lack of normal post-O symptoms.

Hypothyroidism, irr cycles & PCOS - 1st BFP ever on 1st Letrozole cycle!!!!!

Hello ladies,

Here is my BABY DANCE STORY:

I am almost 35 years old and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 26. I was on BC from 15 to 33 years of age. As a teenager, I thought I had 14 day cycles, bleeding 1 week out of 2. My 32 year old BF and I have been TTC for a year now. After going off BC, my cycles were long, then I would bleed for a week, then off a week, then bleed for another week... Confusing and discouraging!!! After seeing a fertility doctor who ran tests on both of us, I have an obvious case of PCOS. I am athletic, thin and have always been very active. I actually had 45-90 day cycles, sometimes ovulating, sometimes bleeding instead of ovulating around CD14 until CD21... Then nothing for weeks!!! Luckily, BF has a very good sperm count. I have a good ovarian reserve and no hormonal abnormalities other than my thyroid that has been stable with 50mg of Synthroid daily since my diagnosis 9 years ago. My BF and I are little bunny rabbits so I asked my doctor if we should BD less often, like every 2 days... His reply was, "As often as you want!!" Lol!! Maybe knowing my BFs sperm count was promising, those were the doctor's orders!! So he sent me off with Provera to induce a period after a 35 day cycle and Letrozole 5mg for CDs 3-7 of my cycle...

BAM!!!!! BFP 1st cycle!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

CD3-CD7: Letrozole
CD14-CD21: No ovulation. I was sure it wasn't going to work this 1st cycle. However, I didn't bleed as I often do when I don't ovulate so I forget about the entire thing, wanting to live in the moment as we take off on vacation.
CD23: SURPRISE: OVULATION!!! I haven't ovulated 10 times in my entire life so ovulation is definitely noticeable for me because it is very painful. I know I ovulated from my left ovary.
4DPO: Fatigue, sore breasts, little constipation over the next few days. These are normal luteal phase symptoms for me. Again, I haven't had many luteal phases so I notice the symptoms easily.
8DPO: Sharp stabbing, like one mediocre stab followed by 2 other small stabs on the left side of my abdomen, same place those 3 times, under 5 minutes total duration.
9DPO: I'm sure I won't get pregnant this 1st round but I have a doctor's appointment to renew my thyroid meds so just to be sure I'm not pregnant, I take an HPT with FRER using FMU: BFN.
10DPO: Still tired, sore breasts and occasional constipation but it's all still normal at this stage. However, I wake up with a mild headache at the back of my head, top of the neck, a lot like the very 1st time I ovulated after using BC for 18 years. The headache is mild as it comes and goes throughout the day. Midday, I get dizzy while shopping. This is not usual for me but I hate shopping so I figure I'm just very exhausted.
11DPO: I have AF like cramps. I get AF cramps about 24-36 hours before it starts, so this is about 2-3 days too soon. As the day progresses, these cramps are always there, consistent in mildness but I realize they're not exactly like AF. They're rounder, less aggressive and are constant. AF cramps for me feel tight, they vary in intensity as they come and go. These cramps have been here all day and instead of feeling tight, they feel wide. It's difficult to describe, sorry.
12DPO: We plan on going to the spa today, one of our last days on vacation. Once again, as a precaution, I take an HPT with FRER using FMU. I'm sure it's going to be negative because I can't be lucky enough to get a BFP on my 1st cycle on Letrozole... I'm a "dipper", not big on POAS. As I'm dipping, I'm telling myself, "Just be happy the meds got you ovulating. Be patient, this BFN is part of the process. You'll have a great time at the spa today..." *****BFP***** OMG!!! It's POSITIVE!!! IT'S POSITIVE!!! It's faint, but definitely there!!! I can't believe it!!! I've never seen one in my hand!!! THIS IS IT!!!!! Later that day, I feel dizzy again midday. I end up taking a nap in the afternoon, just too tired.

BABY DUST to all and especially, DON'T EXPECT A BFP.... Have fun!!! Try to see this as a BABY DANCE, not a BABY JOURNEY.

XXX

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BFP on cd64, following anovulatory cycle!

Came off the pill end of May, had a breakthrough bleed then 25 days a later a full on normal period. Guessed fertile time and BD'd a couple of times but came down with a chest infection. Then nothing! Bfns, and no period! Went to doctors who said I'd likely skipped my period due to illness and things would regulate again soon. However I had a +opk on cd52 so knew my body was doing something!

This cycle I was taking folic acid and high strength vitamins B6, C, E and Zinc and Omega 3 fish oil.

-1 got a strong positive on opk at 2pm and lots of ewcm and felt like ovulation pains. DTD that night and used Conceive Plus (like pre seed) and feet up for 30mins after.
0 - more ewcm
1 - 4 nothing noticeable
5 - woke very hot in early hours, couldn't get back to sleep, exhausted
6 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep
7 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep, stark negative opk, very strong period pain-like cramps today, couldn't ignore them
8 - very faint line on opk
9 - faint line on opk. Bit husband's head off for something silly! Upset tummy had to run to toilet! Was odd.
10 - woke very thirsty and red spot appeared on my forehead (just today!), slightly darker line on opk. Gassy, had a blob of yellowish brown cm on panty liner before bed.
11 - woke very thirsty again. Decided at last minute to test with fmu and shocked when a faint line came up! Felt nauseous all morning (maybe shock of bfp!), Hungry all day, gassy, abdomen feeling very bloated and achy.
12 - woke very thirsty again, slightly darker but still faint test. Still very hungry, bloated and gassy.
13 - much darker line! Constant hunger. Went to bed early as shattered.
14 - did a digital clear blue and got 2-3 weeks :) also very dark line on opk!

Doctors appointment is next week. I think he'll be surprised when I say still no period yet but I'm now pregnant!

BFP on CD31

I have been following this page in my journey TTC for 1 year and always dreamed of typing a post like this myself.
I just got my BFP on CD31 (Im guessing about 16DPO)
I am in shock, i have never seen two lines out of the millions of tests I've done.
A little background info: i have PCOS
Round 1 of 50mg Clomid i ovulated but didnt get pregnant
Round 2 50mg i did not ovulate and had a 50 day cycle
Round 3 50mg same as round 2 with 60 day cycle - had to induce AF on both rounds
Round 4 100mg - same thing

My Gynae suggested a laparoscopy, ovarian drilling and a DNC which i had on 17 July 2017. He drilled my ovaries and found & removed mild endometriosis. My tubes were not blocked. I had already started taking Provera to induce AF before the surgery.
AF came on 27 July 2017.
Did 1 round of FEMARA 5mg on days 4-8 seeing as clomid didnt work in the past
Follicle scan on CD9 discovered 1 egg at 13mm and my Gynae said i would ovulate in about 5 days time
I was so sick and tired of temping that i didnt temp this cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
CD 13 - Dull cramps (i guess ovulation about to happen)
CD 15 - had to go to the hospital because i had terrible cramps that i could not even stand straight or walk. They did blood tests to check it was not my appendix and all was clear - so im guessing that was ovulation day. We BD anyway
CD 21 - Headache all day and tired & small twinges in my lower abdomen
CD22-CD31 - Cramping like small twinges on and off everyday and SORE nipples & sides of my boobs.

We BD on CD11, CD12 & CD15

BFN on CD24 and CD27
I tested on CD31 (26 August) because my husband insisted because that night was his 40th birthday party and i was going to drink alcohol - and got my BFP straight away

Ladies i just want to say DON'T GIVE UP!!! It will happen. Explore ALL options and do research. Last but not least: PRAY PRAY PRAY! God is so so good. Tell him what you want and it will happen in HIS time!

I wish you all baby dust and a BFP :-)
xxxx

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BFP at 10 DPO, 5 Months Post MC

I've been stalking these boards for months now and feel so lucky to have my own story to tell. The female body is truly amazing.

After our MC, we took a couple months off to enjoy a much needed vacation and recover from the emotional trauma that comes with loss. We picked back up again in June and my cycle just felt off - longer than normal and OPKs showed that ovulation was anywhere from 10-18 days into my cycle. I bought an Ava Bracelet and started using it in July. No luck that month but I felt empowered having another tool to help us TTC.

In August, DH and I went to Hawaii for a destination wedding and it just so happened to be during my fertile week (per Period Tracker/OPKs - Ava is still getting to know my cycle and had me ovulating a week later). When I realized my fertile week would line up with our trip, I decided to try SMEP as well. Can't hurt right? We packed the Pre-Seed, and plenty of OPKs and got down to business. The time change and wedding activities meant we messed up the schedule, but we still gave it our best shot:

CD 8-BD
CD 11 - BD
CD 14- BD + Positive OPK
CD 15 - BD + Positive OPK (pretty sure this was O day)
CD 16 - BD
1-7 DPO - no symptoms at all. And my temps were all over the place per Ava. I was still jet lagged though, so it was hard to be sure of anything.
8 DPO - generally fatigued, not because of a time difference.
9 DPO - just felt kind of off - was hot all night before, didn't sleep well even though I was out late the night before, so I took a Wondfo test when I woke up and it was POSITIVE! Confirmed with a Dollar Store cheapie and a FRER. Mind blown.
10 DPO - HCG/Progesterone tested with Midwife - HCG:22/Progesterone 17.8. Going back in tomorrow for another set of lab work.
11 DPO - BFP on Wondfo and Dollar Store tests again.

I know it's still early, and MC is still possible but I'm not going to deny myself the excitement and hope a BFP brings. Baby dust, luck and love to all of you.

BFP at 13 DPO

1DPO - BD'd and went right to sleep after
2DPO - skipped baby dance, and fell asleep pretty early, no symptoms.
3 DPO - BD'd, got hot after and turned on the air to 65, no pregnancy symptoms.
4 DPO - nothing
5DPO - nothing
6DPO - very, very, tired. Slept all day and all night soundfully, thought it was PMS
7DPO - extremely tired again, tingly boobs
8DPO - tired, tested in morning to a BFN on clear blue digital, was sad
9DPO - energy started going back up a little bit, but still tired, tested again with a clear blue digital, another "not pregnant" was crying at this point
10DPO - bought FRER because I knew something was off, boobs hurt like crazy, craving tacos! Tested and it was a BFN...
11 DPO - tested with morning urine and it had a slight like but I dismissed it as a negative (I didn't even try to see the other line! Didn't even know it was there!) told myself AF was on her way, lack of PMS symptoms like back pains, moody..etc
12 DPO - extremely sore boobs and wanting to eat everything in sight!! Did not test, was saving my last test, vivid dream about a + pregnancy test.
13DPO - very bloated, woke up from very vivid dream about + test so something told me just test.. so I tested with my last test and the control line came right up and I swore it was gonna be another BFN, but the first line started to develop and I was literally jumping for joy! Symptoms are: very sore boobs to where walking hurts when they move, hurts to be touched.. I'm very tired still, and eat soooo much! I'm also extremely bloated to the point I thought I was getting fat (or the witch was coming..)

Surprise BFP

I wasn't on Clomid but Letrozole (Femara)**

CD17: O?
1 DPO: nothing
2 DPO: creamy cm
3 DPO: Bloodwork for progesterone was a 6 (not very high, knew I was out) but since it was over 3 it meant ovulation happened.
4 DPO: nothing
5 - 7 DPO: Sharp pinching on low right side (not unusual for me) and period cramps with sharp pains.
8 DPO: Good sleep and craving milk? Still period like cramps.
9 DPO: Sticky, cloudy clump of cm. Wondered if I might be pregnant, still cramps.
10 DPO: Lots of sharp pain. Insomnia, dry cm.
11 DPO: Vivid ocean wave dream. Extremely faint BFP at 1pm. Another 2 BFPs (still as faint) at 2:30pm. Cramping increased later that day. Dry cm. Headache. Frequent urination.
12DPO: BFP but fainter with fmu? Cramps, nausea? Lower back pain, dry cm. Went to ER for sharp pains. Urine test was neg. Nothing but a cyst on right ovary on ultrasound "no evidence of pregnancy". Found my cervix was red, treated me with IV antibiotics.
13DPO: Darker BFP! Dry cm. Nausea, lower back pain.
14DPO: Follow up appointment. Blood test came back positive at 7.9. Doctor believes I'm still really early.
15-16 DPO: Nausea! Cramping and white clumpy cm.

I was in utter shock to get a BFP that early. I was testing so early to start another round of Letrozole, I didn't believe it would be positive as I didn't really have any symptoms that made me believe I was pregnant. I feel so incredibly lucky now and hope that my numbers go up and it's a sticky one!
Good luck to all you ladies!

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