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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 Symptoms During TWW

Still can't believe I got a bfp, somehow I'd convinced myself it would take months and months. I had very long cycles, 40-50 days, after coming off bcp in May. (Now mid Sept) First cycle showed no ovulation, second one had O but 9-day LP, so this was my third cycle (4.5 months) TTC. And bingo!

I just loved reading everyone else's symptoms, so I thought I should contribute my own.

0-5 dpo - no noticeable symptoms
6 dpo - clear dip in bbt, feared AF was coming but still hopeful. Also, felt so sad, not just about that but was teary for no reason all day. Bleeding gums. Acne break out on jaw, chin.
7 dpo - temp back up
8 dpo onwards - slight tugging feeling on right side, lower belly. Occasional light-headedness. Also, watery CF constantly. I had barely had any CF since coming off BCP 4 months ago, and having read the TWW symptoms mentioning CF on this website I was hopeful!
10dpo - Saturday morn, tested to make sure I could have a beer that night. Thinking 10 dpo would be too early to know anyway. Dumbstruck by bfp. Tested once more, then went to buy a different brand, thinking maybe it was a false pos? BFP again loud and clear!
11dpo - woke with slight headache. Went for a jog, felt nauseous and had to stop.

Still in a head spin. During the TWW I honestly thought I was imagining all the minor symptoms. Clearest, though, was the tugging in my belly, never had that before. And my bbs aren't sore at all, so don't think that's the decider! I am on vit b6 (for the short LP last cycle) so maybe that affects things.

Unexpected BFP, Thought AF Was Coming

I can't believe I finally get to post my own story! I loved reading the other women's stories and it really helped to keep me patient.. So I promised myself to help the ttc couples too.
Dh is 34, I am 31. We got married a year ago and I was already looking forward to getting pregnant. But we had our honeymoon so we postponed our trials, then I got several coming business trips involving flights so we postponed again, then he had to go abroad, then I did, then I kept getting yeast infections and bv...Thus so many cycles passed, we could only try for 3 months and I did cry a lot when infections came back, I knew one more month was wasted. We really planned too late, I regretted it, I was getting impatient.
My cycles are very regular, my ovulation too as I started charting my bbt last year to know my cycles before we ttc (only charted right before ovulation to see on which CD it was rising then end of cycle to see if AF was coming)
A few days before CD1: Antibiotics flagyl for 7 days to cure recurrent Bv, suppositories to cure recurrent yeast infection. Cut down on breads, sweets, milk. Lots of acidophilus yogurt. Infections cleared after that
CD11 CD12: had so much pressure ttc that I had some fights with DH when I saw him drinking during our fertile time, I am just convinced that it increases birth defects super stressed, didn't sleep much, cried a lot.
CD13: kinda forced myself to forgive DH, he was then very nice and Bd at 4am
CD14: started to use opk. very bad luck DH got food poisoning :(!
CD15: bd at 8am, opk - at 4pm, Opk+ at 8pm I decided to let DH rest and swimmers live easily 48h so no bd at nightime
CD16: bd in am, then going on holidays with my parents only in the evening I usually ovulate around that day and I am now sure I did although I couldn't chart my bbt on
CD 17 to confirm it since

I didn't take my thermometer I didn't think about the symptoms for a week, and I really thought I was out again this month so started to eat lots of food I usually don't eat during the tww including raw fish, raw veg, raw meat, cheese because my preg friend said I should enjoy it before getting preg.
DPO13: af normally comes, nothing, just small cramps. Starting to use pads just in case.
DPO14: bbt drops a little but still much above coverline. Horrible Af cramps, abdominal pressure, back pain on and off especially in late pm, tender breasts too since that day.. To sum up, all usual PMS symptoms but pain is much worse than usual, I am 200% convinced the flow will be coming...
DPO15: bbt goes a bit up, it usually goes down if AF is coming, I think that it must be probably because I only slept for 4h. Still same PMS
DPO16: bbt as in DPO14, never been so late, I keep checking lots of websites, some girls said they had an unexpected late AF due to stress. Still same PMS but even worse. No way I'm preg.. I have no normal preg signs, no constipation, no nausea, no peeing much, etc.. I even tell DH that af came as I could feel he had high hopes I was preg.
DPO17: bbt very high at 5am. Definitely preg! Can’t go back to sleep, then Pregnancy test shows a +!! First time I see those 2 lines!! I cannot believe it so I’m not so excited
DPO18: dark positive lines on preg test, not even on 1st urine!

WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY Followed a method I read:
Got rid of my infections, improved my diet before Ovul
bd every other day after AF is completely over, then bd after opk+ (or next am if you already bd on that day am)
Relax after Ovul
Eat durians (I know, that sounds funny so I won't insist as people won't believe it)
Not testing before AF

Good luck, baby dust to all of you!!


Truth is this cycle I had less symptoms than I did any of the BFN cycles! Had two 3-day embryos transferred - 1 frozen 8-cell, 1 fresh 4-cell

3DPO Weird Dreams (2hr nap)
4DPO Aft Headache, Constip (2hr nap), Gas
5DPO PM Achy Knees (2hr nap)
6DPO PM Stitch left side, Achy Knees + Ankles, Sleepy, Constip
7DPO sleepy, swollen ankles
8DPO sleepy, swollen ankles
9DPO sore throat, thrush, weird dreams, a little weepy, fat
10DPO weepy, tired, hungry, constip, fat
11DPO weepy, tired, constip, fat, serious cramps aft, erect nips
12DPO tired, constip, slightly aroused
13DPO tired, constip, pm cramping, fullness of abdomen, stye, canker sore
14DPO VJ swollen, cramping/fullness

14DPO - BETA 163
16DPO – BETA 360
23DPO - BETA 6,679

THRUOUT: sides of bbs sore, v. mild smell esp @night, achy knees, swollen ankles, constip, stinky yellow pee middle of nite, gas

I Got my BFP Today on the First Go. I had the Implantation and had to Wait for My Period Which Took Only a Month. This is my Second Pregnancy.

1 DPO: Cramping
2 DPO: Watery CM. Noticed at night that my bbs were significantly bigger and heavier.
3 DPO: Mild cramping and mild groin pain. Increased sex drive.
4 DPO: Cervix high, soft and slightly open (open because its my second pregnancy).
5 DPO: Extremely tired today on the verge of fainting. Have to eat or feel sick.
6 DPO: Groin pain, hip pain.
From 8 dpo - 11 dpo I had almost no CM.
7 DPO: Pulling in lower stomach area, no cramping. Exhausted for parts of the day and have bursts of energy...weird. Partner thinks I'm pregnant.
8 DPO: Shocking cramps from midday till bed time. Implantation day.
9 DPO: Woke up gloriously happy :)
10 DPO: Pulling/tugging again, mild cramping. bbs still a bit sore.
11 DPO: Negative with Clearblue Digital. BFN at 2pm on FRER. Peeing more, sensitive nipples.
12 DPO: BFaintP FMU on FRER! So hungry today, starving 30 mins after eating. Craving fruit like my first pregnancy. Increased CM, kept checking for period (and I had mild cramping)
13 DPO: BFP!!!! Woo! So happy!. No cramps at the moment. So hungry now even though I just had breakfast.

Baby dust to all! xox

Late BFP After 7 Years TTC

I can't believe I'm posting on this website that I've been trolling for years and years!

Me 31 blocked tubes due to surgery + inflammation from adhesions and ovarian cysts. Regular28 day cycle, ovulate regularly.
I was persistent with getting tests done to determine Low iron, vitamin d deficient and recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis-autoimmune disease.
DH 41 perfect thank God!

First 2 years, we tried naturally without any doctor visits. Then moved on to IUI. After 2 fresh IVF & 1 FET failed, our 2nd FET was a success.
I believe my success has to do with me obsessingly researching my symptoms and finding the right doctors to treat me. I made an appt with an endocrinologist and requested I have my thyroid along with other tests checked out. I am currently on synthoid treatment for hashimotos along with taking my vitamins diligently. Liquid iron, 4000 mg omega 3, 200 mcg selenium, 1 mg folic acid, and 4000 IU vitamin d3.
It's been a looooooong road of doctors poking, prodding, ups, downs, hopes and dreams.....

Symptoms for my first ever BFP natural cycle FET: 6day blast transferred 5dpo.
5dpo transfer day, no symptoms, taking endometrin 3x per day for progesterone support. Stayed in bed all day/night.
6dpo mild twinges, stayed in bed all day
7dpo mild twinges, nothing really notable. Minimal house activity, made a sandwich and went bk to bed.
8dpo gassy
9dpo gassy, thirsty (I don’t usually drink much throughout the day so this is unusual)
10dpo gassy , boobs getting sore, very thirsty
11dpo late night mild cramps, sore boobs, watery discharge, lots of gas cramps throughout day, emotional, very thirsty.
12dpo moderate cramps, watery discharge during day, strong AF cramps at 2am woke me up from pain, feels just like AF is coming.
13dpo same as above. faint + AM but disappears after 2 mins on Life brand blue dye test. Not convinced. Test again in PM negative. Ugh emotional roller coaster.
14dpo gushing watery discharge feeling like I’m becoming incontinent but think it might be from endometrin except its clear watery and not clumpy.
15dpofaint + AM after 10 minutes but pamphlet says "disregard results after 10 mins" so I guess I cant rely on this life brand. Feeling like if I was pg, it should show up strong on test by now, feeling very discouraged.
16dpo super sore boobs, mild-moderate AF-like cramps all day on and off. Freq trips to urinate.
17dpo +test on first response digital says "yes"!!! Yay :) I can’t believe it. It’s a miracle. DH woke me up at 8 am to test, I poas then walked out of bathroom and told him I don't wanna see the results. He called me bk in 30 secs later to show me the awesome news :)))) I'm still in shock. Praying for healthy pregnancy and baby xoxoxo

Don't give up, pray, listen to your intuition and take charge of your fertility!

GL to all & God bless!

BFP Second IUI + Clomid Cycle... TTC 20 Months!!!

Hi Ladies!
This website helped me keep hope during our long journey to becoming pregnant so I wanted to share my story. Here's a little background: I ovulate regularly and had no signs of infertility as I have always had regular cycles. My husband's semen analysis was above average in all categories except morphology, and that was 5% (krueger) with 4% being normal, which I would call borderline normal. Our RE wasn't concerned.

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism in early January following my cycle day 3 bloodwork at the one-year ttc mark. My tsh was 10.6 but when rechecked 2 weeks later at the endocrinologist's office, it was 3.7. I started Synthroid in late January and am now on 88 mcg (started at 37.5). I hoped fixing my thyroid would fix our infertility, but by late June, we still hadn't conceived so we saw a fertility specialist. He was adamant that my thyroid wasn't the problem because I was ovulating every month, even with a TSH of 10.6. My TSH is now on the low end around .5, but my endocrinologist is happy with that and prefers women ttc to be under 1. My Free T4 and Free T3 are perfect in the upper third of their ranges (for those of you with thyroid issues!)

I took 100 mg of Clomid days 5-9 and on day 12, I had 4 follies (3 on left 20, 22, and 24 and a 17 on right). I was nervous about so many but the doctor assured me that my chance of high order multiples was 1 in 1000 and with one failed IUI under our belt, we moved forward. Last month on the same Clomid dose, I had 2 follies. This month we decided to add the HCG trigger shot (10,000iu). We did that on day 13 at 7:30 am and then did the IUI on day 14 at 11:30) so about 28 hours post trigger.

At 12 dpo, I decided to test because we had an IVF consult scheduled for the following day. I saw the faintest of faintest lines, but was concerned it might still be the trigger even though it should have been out of my system by then. By 13 dpo, the second line was a lot darker but still light. I went in for a beta and my level came back at 30. The nurse said I should be optimistic but with a little caution. They like to see that number at 50 or higher, but I did come in one day sooner than most of their patients. Well, by 15 dpo, it tripled to 90! I had my final beta yesterday and it came in at 946! On a side note, the doctor is pretty sure there is only one in there since the numbers started off lower. I have my first ultrasound on 9/25, one day before my birthday!

As for the symptoms, I really didn't have many. There has been so many months that I thought I was pregnant based on symptoms that I stopped overanalyzing! I did have breast tenderness from ovulation on but this is not the first time that has happened. They are still tender now. I also usually get a warning migraine that my period is coming and I didn't get that this month.

I feel so blessed and thankful. For those of you who have been trying for a while, keep the faith and know that when you do finally reach this point, it will be so worth the wait :) Best of luck to all of you and keep sharing your stories!!

BFP with Donor IUI

I finally got my BFP and thought I would share! Here is a little background; Me and DH decided to start trying to start a family just shy of our 1 year wedding anniversary. The first 6 months we tried the whole "not trying" route. Didn't work. So I started using OPKs for another 6 months. Still didn't work. I made an appointment with my OB/GYN at 15 months of trying unsuccessfully. I was sure something was wrong with me. All of my labs and ultrasound came back normal. Then came the results of DH's SA...only 2 sperm in there!!!! After consulting with an RE, we decided to use a donor rather than spend thousands of dollars on IVF/TESE/ICSI. This was my second cycle doing an IUI and I took Clomid. Here are the symptoms....

Clomid CD 5-9
Positive OPK on CD 16
IUI 22.5 hours after positive OPK

1-3 DPO - Nothing
4-5 DPO - Thick abundant white CM and was really um...horny lol
6 DPO - Nothing
7-Now DPO - Burp after everything; eating, drinking, sleeping, breathing...
7 DPO - Brief cramping (Implantation maybe?)
8-Now DPO - More burping, getting tired earlier and earlier every night
13-Now DPO - Nips are super sore and hard
14 DPO - Weak blood positive 4 mIu
16 DPO - BFP on HPT

My pregnancy symptoms are pretty much Burping, Fatigue and Sore Nips. Due to my low hCg, we aren't so sure this will be a viable pregnancy, but we are getting somewhere!

Got My BFP!!

Hello, I only just was introduced to the two-week wait by a friend of mine a couple months ago. It's been fun reading everyone's TTC stories. Here is my story.
Last period was August 13th
BD'd on the 22 and 24th only. Hadn't been temping or using opk but had pain on the 27th ovulation?
3DPO cramping and very sore bb's (usually sore from ovulation till next period each month but this was more painful.) Pretty well the same from 4DPO except for the addition that bb's were waking me up at night when rolling over in bed. This was my first indication. Around 6DPO..
8DPO spotting very faint pink on tp was wearing pink underwear and was trying to convince myself that it was just from the dye..
9-12DPO same sore bb's but slightly lightheaded and dizzy when standing up.
13 DPO short of breath when going for walk. Still sore bb's feeling like my stomach is empty and sorta just felt crappy.
14-16DPO (have a 28-34 day cycle) AF type cramps. Thinking I'm out this month but no spotting and I usually spot for a couple days. Lots of milky cm. bb's not quite as sore. Asked DH to pick up tests. Tested this Morning first thing BFP. Went to a job interview got a clear blue digital BFP in the afternoon!! Bought a I love my daddy onesie and will tell my hubby when he gets home from work tonight!!! Let's hope it sticks! Good luck to everyone TTC

BFP After Acupuncture

We have been TTC for 18 months. I was pregnant in April but miscarried at 5 weeks. I've been on the waiting list for a fertility appointment for 6 months. I was starting to get fed up waiting so decided to try acupuncture. I think I have a hormonal imbalance. I went for 6 sessions of acupuncture and just got my BFP. I found the acupuncture relaxing and I'm sure its the reason I got my BFP. I didn't have a lot of symptoms. The symptoms I had are:

DPO 1-8 mild af cramps (I have this most months so thought I wasn't pg) From 9 DPO onwards I had a cold that would come and go. My biggest clue was on 10 DPO, I felt really unwell with a cold in the morning but was fine by the evening. I tested the next day with a FRER and got a strong BFP. Other symptoms included sore bbs and cramps.

Good luck everyone. Baby dust to u all

BFP 15dpo, BFN 10dpo

2nd month TTC, not charting, but suffer from several days of pain around O. Been on folic acid for a year and a half.
CD14 was Aug 26th. BD ED or EOD from Aug 20th-Aug 31st.
1dpo just cramps, but I usually cramp around O.
2-3dpo continued cramps and nausea
4-6dpo cramps (usually would've ended by now), gassy, seem to always be peeing!
5-7dpo weird vivid dreams, freq. urination, nausea's back, not to the point of getting sick, just a little off.
8-9dpo freq. urination, gassy, heart palpitations
10dpo woke up feeling sick again, did not actually vomit. Tested FRER with FMU. BFN.
11-12 dpo, cramps like AF thought for sure it was over. Continued weird dreams.
13 dpo woke up with cramps in the middle of the night. Kept checking for AF, no show
14 dpo, AF due, no show, still cramping, but less, couldn't sleep, pain on R like O pains (this was the side I O'd from)
15dpo nauseous, very, mild occasional pain on R side continues tested at night with FRER light but definitely there BFP celebrated with DH by buying a gender neutral sleeper
16dpo Tested with FMU on Clear Blue Digital "Pregnant. Nausea continues, R pains continue, but it's too early to feel an ectopic, so I think it's the corpus luteum pumping out progesterone, considering the O pains I get, this is similar. So thrilled to be blessed this soon. Praying our little one is comfortable enough to stay. Trying to be a good host!