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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 When Least Expected

Hello ladies!
So this is my BFP story in brief:
1 DPO - I got flu, no fever though
5 DPO - I got terrible tonsillitis, fever up to 39C (102F), 7 days of augmentin (antibiotic)
6 - 13 DPO - light barely noticeable cramps (I thought it was all in my head), slightly sore nipples for about 12-20 hours.
13-14 DPO - I had ultracain (anesthetic) gialuronic acid injections to my lips
15-17 DPO - AF like cramps, I was expecting it any minute, TMI - I checked several times but only found some cm
18 DPO - BFP right away. I poased just to confirm that I was out this month as I was sure that nothing would stick after my fever and antibiotics.

I hope so much that everything ok with the baby and it sticks. So strange, the less we think of pregnancy and symptoms the more likely we succeed easier said than done though.

P.S. I still believe that implantation bleeding is a myth

Very Happy to be Pregnant!

Got my BFP this afternoon at dpo 10 (or 11, not quite sure)!! This will be our 2nd child and I'm so happy to add to our family. This time it took 2 months to get pregnant, last time it took 5 months. I know a lot of people have trouble getting pregnant and I don't take my situation for granted. I did want to post because, both this time and last time, it really helped reading other people's symptoms.
Here's the basics:
Regular cycle of 28-29 days. My ovulation is slightly later than usual at either cd17 or 18 (I really recommend ovulation prediction strips for those who assume they O on cd14, it might not be the case). Was on the pill for 16 years before my first, and for 10 months before this one. It didn't seem to affect my periods at all, I am lucky that they are regular.
Got a smiley face cd 16. BD once in the morning (this was the only time this month we were able to BD so from the beginning I felt we didn't have much chance). Raised hips up on a towel for 25 minutes afterwards. Didn't do anything different aside from drink one cup of green tea the day before (I don't get much EWCM that I can see) but I doubt that helped!
Didn't keep track of minor symptoms as we had a death in the family and consequently was pretty stressed for a week or so. During that time though I did notice a couple of things:
DPO 5 & 6 - felt hung over all day (exact same symptom with first child) but I hadn't drunk enough to be hung over! Thought I had some cramping but this was nothing like the first child (30 minutes of intense cramping and heavy breathing to control the pain).
DPO 6 (or 7) - checked my cervix in the shower and it was so low and squishy. That afternoon I had two small brown spots of blood on my underwear; this was my first big clue that something could be happening, as the only other time I've spotted was implantation with my first child. But didn't want to get hopes up.
No other symptoms, no sore boobs or veins, or metallic taste or anything, aside from my pants felt tight around my waist but I attributed that to all the overeating from the past week!
DPO 7 - BFN (too early I know!)
DPO 9 - BFN (disappointed)
DPO 10 - BFN with first morning urine. Really disappointed as thought this could be it.
DPO 11 (today) - BFP!! Late morning test after I was so hungry I ate my lunch at 10:30am (same exact symptom as last year). Went out got a Clear Blue Digital just to check. Held my pee for several hours (difficult!) and just got a "Pregnant"!

Excited to tell my DH tonight and praying that this little one sticks :)

13 Months TTC Finally BFP

I'm 26 and my husband is also 26 (supposedly prime time for fertility) I've temped, brought the cb fertility monitor, used the smilie face opks the cheap Internet opks and nothing for 12 months, we went to the doctors and everything was fine, so why was it not happening, everyone around seemed to fall within a month and it was heartbreaking every time (selfish I know) but when your broody you become very irrational, but there is hope for everyone, as at apparently not so lucky (so they say) month 13 I got my BFP using the clear blue pregnancy test.

After my period stopped including the brown discharge the doctor advised us to bd ever two days nothing more nothing less, anxiously I thought y not I've tried everything else, let's give it a go. Baring in mind I've been with my husband 9 years, married for 1 so it's not easy being intimate so frequently but you just have to both keep positive and try and not mention and just try and enjoy each other (sorry if tmi) :/

1-6dpo no symptoms at all - went out drinking evening of 6dpo
7dpo dull pinching feeling in uterus on the right side, and felt very tired but assumed this was because of the alcohol the night before had a nap in the afternoon. Milky cm
8dpo I went away with work but noticed that the dull aches were still there and we're also on my left side watery cm
9dpo slightly relentless sleep, by 11 my stomach was growling very unusual for me then after lunch I whipped and there was a tiny amount of discharge very light brown lighter than the brown I normally get before m period which lasted about 3 hours (implantation spotting?)
10dpo I woke up and felt like I had been run over by a train, normally after my work meetings I'm tried the next day but this was something else, have had headaches and still got the pinching feeling but more noticeable now as it has be continuous, so when I came home from work I did a test which I never normally do and it came back with PREGNANT 1-2 weeks! Am still in shock.

If your trying to conceive don't listen to people who say when you stop trying you'll fall it always made me laugh as I'd ask them to explain how I stop trying? No one ever gave me a straight answer, you just have to bd regularly oh and keep your legs up after the deed! I did this month! Good luck to you all!

BFP - 6th Month of TTC

This is my second pregnancy and the symptoms and the order of signs that I got in the 2WW were very different than my first pregnancy. I also got pregnant the 2nd try with my first pregnancy, but took us 6 months this time. I ovulated (per fertility friend and OPK tests) on cd14.
1-8dpo – Absolutely no symptoms, normal post ovulation BBT. I also wasn’t obsessing about the signs this cycle because of previous disappointments when I was convinced I was pregnant, but wasn’t
9dpo – BBT dropped almost close to coverline, thought it may be implantation, but no IB (I had IB with my first pregnancy on 8dpo). The only symptom I had were sore, hard nipples and very yellow watery CM
10dpo – yellow watery CM and sore, hard nipples
11dpo – thick white discharge, sore nipples. We grilled that night and when my husband came next to me with his plate of chicken kabobs, I almost threw up and told him to get that away from me. It got me to thinking maybe I was pregnant, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up high
12 dpo – slight cramping, backache, headache, frequent urination. Sat down to eat dinner and everything tasted bland (I’m Indian, our food has a lot of flavor/spices and I couldn’t taste anything) and I ended up tossing my entire plate and having milk for dinner
13dpo – headache, AF like cramping but a little milder, stretching pain in lower abdomen (my biggest clue), but I had no IB yet, so I kept thinking maybe I wasn’t pregnant. I kept looking up threads online to see if women had IB their 1st pregnancy and not the second and a lot of women did, so I stopped obsessing about IB
14dpo – collected urine to test, when wiped, I saw spotting. Since it was 14dpo, I thought maybe I started my period, but decided to test anyway and got my BFP. I couldn’t believe it after seeing nothing on those tests for 5 months.

I hope this helps! And good luck to all that are TTC!

BFP After TTC with PCOS for 7 Months!

Hello ladies!! It happened! It finally happened! A blaring, digital, bold word reading 'PREGNANT'!! Me (21) and my husband (24) have been TTC since January. I started seeing an RE because I knew I wasn't working properly. I never received my period for 6 years. PCOS was confirmed. Thanks to 5mg Femara CD3-7 and a trigger on CD 19, I stand here typing this 5 weeks pregnant. Let me tell you my symptoms seeing as how I had so many for all my BFN cycles. These symptoms were so significantly different. I was shocked! Ok. Here we go!

CD19 - Triggered because OPKs weren't positive.
CD20 - Ovulation - Nips sore due to HCG
1 DPO - Nothing! - Sore nips - HCG + Progesterone
2 DPO - Nothing! - Sore nips - HCG + Progesterone
3-5 DPO - NOTHING! I could hear my heart breaking with each passing symptomless day... - Sore nips. Just chocking it up to a bunch of hormones.
6 DPO - I was driving to work and felt a lightening bolt shoot from my left ovary straight out of my vagina. It was sharp and RIDICULOUSLY alarming. Nips were pretty sore that morning.
7 DPO - Nothing. Nips aren't sore anymore. Feeling out and pathetic.
8 - 10 DPO - Having the weirdest contraction-like cramps. They're not painful but they feel like my whole uterus is ... Contracting! Nips aren't sore. Boobs are now tender. (good grief give me a break!) Tested with FRER to see if trigger was still hanging around - Stark white. Not even an evap or hint of a line. Good to know trigger is gone but hate seeing a negative...
11 DPO - Cramps were worse. Boobs sore. Thought AF was making an early entrance.
 12 DPO - Woke up at 4AM about to pee myself. I literally pee three times a day. This is ridiculous. I get up and go. Something didn't feel right. Went back to bed. - Woke up at 8AM about to pee myself again!! I have this nagging feeling to take my absolute last pregnancy theft. (Clear Blue Digital). Finally I'll use it to put it out of its lonely misery. ..... I was expecting a giant negative since that's all those tests can say, right?...... PREGNANT! I was shaking uncontrollably! I didn't have any other tests to take or anything. Blood tests confirmed - prrrregnant!

BFP on Fifth Try!!!

My partner and I have been trying for over a year now and yesterday we finally got our BFP. We tried using a sperm bank the first four times with no success. We got very discouraged since it is so expensive. On my 30th birthday extravaganza one of our really good friends offered to donate for us. It was my best birthday ever. So we drove down to visit my wife’s family and get knocked up. Lets just say it turned out to be a very productive trip. Here are my symptoms...

1do- breast tenderness
2dpo- breast tenderness
3dpo- spotted after bm (tmi), do not want anything touching my stomach, breast tenderness
4dpo- 5dpo same as 4dpo a little nervous that period is starting way early, breat tenderness
6dpo- bled a little with a few clots. put a pad on. Now I really think my period started, breast tenderness
7dpo- spotted in morning then went away, peeing a lot, cramping, breast tenderness
8dpo- no spotting, crampy, peeing a lot, still cant stand anything touching my stomach and this has been continues, took pg test- bfn breast tenderness
9dpo- still no spotting, peeing a lot, crampy, breast tenderness
10dpo- spotted a little, peeing a lot, crampy
11dpo- no more spotting, peeing a lot, crampy feel like period any minute, breast tenderness only at night
12dpo- same as 11
13dpo- took a test because wife and mom were harassing me to take it, so I took a internet cheapie and wife and mom checked it and did not see anything, I went and looked and I actually saw something. My wife saw it too but mom did not. So we all start getting excited but not really believing. We decided to run to the store and get a better test, the one that says pregnant or not pregnant so there is no confusion. So I took it and my wife and mom look at the test and they both start screaming on the top of their lungs and my heart jumps into my mouth.
14dpo- go to the doctors and PREGNANT, we are all sooo excited!!! Cramps, and peeing a lot. Also have been having vivid dreams and super thirsty for about 7 days.

Baby dust to everyone!!!! Don't give up, it will happen!!!!

BFP au Naturale

I posted my little novelette called "Possibly Pregnant?" on Wednesday 9/12. I held off on testing because I was afraid of a BFN (plus I was still sort of wondering if AF was going to show up). Well, I decided to suck it up and test today using a Target (Up & Up) brand EPT, and I got two blue lines! Like last time, my husband wants me to get a digital one to be sure before I call the doctor's office.

I am 32, and my husband is 34. This is pregnancy #2 for us (we have an 19-month-old son), and, like last time, we conceived on the second cycle.

The first time around I had mild cramping and VERY sore boobs, and I don't remember any implantation bleeding. This time has been totally different, but I am in much better shape this time around (i.e., my body is totally different). As such I am a bit nervous as to what this pregnancy has in store, since I had a relatively easy one last time.

Here is the summary of my symptoms from my earlier post, plus additional thoughts from after:

AF on 8/19 (CD 1)
BD on CDs 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18
O'd some time around CD13, LOTS of EWCM
Thick white CM around CD17-18 (~4-5 DPO)
CD20, ~7DPO - tons of clear, loose CM, felt "wet" all day
CD21, ~8DPO - white CM with pink in it plus a teeny-tiny reddish brown dot that almost looked like a drop of AF
CD 22-23, ~9-10DPO - felt "heavy" in my uterus - felt a bit gassy but nothing insanely bad - the side of my right boob hurt, which is typical as AF approaches
CD 24-25, ~11-12DPO - feeling crampy - I even took Tylenol because it was bad on CD 24, and on CD 25 it was definitely still there but not as bad - kept going to the ladies' room to check for AF - side of right boob still sore, side of left boob slightly sensitive - heaviness in my uterus - need to pee a lot despite not drinking ridiculous amounts of liquids

Nipples have been "at attention" quite often since CD20 (~7DPO)

CD23-24, ~10-11DPO - *exhausted* by 8:30-9PM - weird, vivid dreams

CD23 - got choked up over nothing at a parents' meeting at my son's preschool (I'm not normally very emotional)

Since posting these symptoms (CD25), I have been STARVING all the time, and I've had a few times where I had low blood sugar and was shaky and irritable. I have been snippy with my husband for the past few days, which I thought might be a sure sign that AF was about to arrive. I guess I just need to make sure I eat enough! My boobs are hardly sore anymore (kind of like how it dissipates once AF arrives, another reason why I waited to test), but otherwise, I feel totally normal. I am not really having cramping anymore, and the super sleepiness has mostly passed, too. I mean, I'm tired at night still, but not like I was for those couple of nights. I'm still having weird dreams, though!

To those of you who read my incredibly long post (last time and this time), thank you, and to those of you who voted and commented, I appreciate your thoughts! Sometimes you need an outsider's perspective to see what's really going on.

Best wishes and baby dust to all!!!


I was completely hooked on this website when I was TTC and I vowed that when I got my bfp, I would share my story and symptoms to hopefully add to all the great knowledge and experience that I found so helpful.
A little bit of background first. I’m 35 and I’ve been married for nearly 6 years. DH and I decided to TTC in April of this year. I had been on the mini-pill Micronor for nearly 20 years! My first cycle off it showed I did ovulate but my overall cycle length was 49 days! However, after that I was very fortunate as they went to 32 days. We were TTC for 4 months when we got our bfp. The first 49-day-cycle was a bust and we also had one cycle were we missed ov altogether so there were only 2 proper months. I feel very blessed that we got our bfp so quickly. I was taking pregnacare conception, b vit complex (I’m a vegetarian) throughout the month and evening primrose, omega’s, vit C and vit D up to ov. I also took cough mixture to help with cm and I drunk raspberry leaf tea and green tea up to ov. DH was taking the pregnacare for men, vit C, vit D, omegas and zinc. We don’t smoke or drink and we went caffeine free. The cycle we caught we used pre-seed and we dtd four days in a row with ov being the third day. We’d abstained in-between ov with the exception of dtd a week before we thought ov was due, to refresh the stocks, so to speak! After dtd I stuck a pillow under my bum for about 20 minutes before I got up.
I temped up to ov and we used a cbfm to help with ov. Huge point about this though, is that I didn’t get a peak the month we caught so don’t panic ladies if you miss the peak on the monitor – its annoying that the surge happens in-between each days readings, but don’t assume if you don’t get one that you haven’t ov’d.
Cd16 – watery cm
Cd17 – watery cm, ov pains on the right (I always seem to ov on the right), dtd
Cd18 – ewcm, ov pains, dtd
Cd19 – watery cm, ov pains, dtd
1dpo – lots of creamy cm, cramps in the middle and right in the evening, slightly hungry, dtd
2dpo – cramps right and centre, slightly queasy, slightly sore boobs
3dpo – bad cramps center and right in the evening, feel generally quite unwell, sore throat
4dpo – cramps through the night, woke up with a stuffy nose
5dpo – very tired, had a nap, cramps on the right then more in the middle, feel “wet” but not too much cm (I never have loads anyway), some sharp twinges in the evening
6dpo – cramps most of the day (more dull ache now), sore boobs, lots of cm and “leaky” feeling, feel low and tearful
7dpo – mild cramps, boobs feel bigger but not all that sore, mild cold, fell asleep really early, felt a bit down, bizarre shooting pains in right bum cheek!
8dpo – cramps quite bad in PM, painful trapped wind high up in tummy, blocked nose on waking, feel tired, lots of cm, dry mouth, think (but not sure) that my boobs are a bit veiny
9dpo – bad cramps mostly in the middle, queasy on and off, mild headache
10dpo – cramps on waking, very hungry before breakfast (tummy rumbles!), feel like I am getting a head cold, funny taste in mouth, slightly sore lower back, sicky sort of headache
11dpo – tired, mild cramps, bloating, sore back a little, keep getting properly hungry every few hours (tummy rumbling hungry), had ewcm which really confused me (apparently it can happen as the second estrogen surge kicks in), stabbing pain in boobs occasionally
12dpo – up to pee twice in the night, very sore swollen gums (this was really weird for me), boobs just seem bigger not really all that sore, tired and headachy, bloated
13dpo – up three times to pee in the night, rumbly hungry tum all day, sore gums still, need to pee often or feel like I will pop, more bum spasms! Technically AF is now late but in overall cycle days not late until tomorrow.
14dpo – now late for af and overall cycle days. Panic all day about testing!! Decide I have to know so try not to pee for a few hours before getting home from work, which was a nightmare! Got home and did a frer and got a line straight away and a strong one too! Go into total shock and pace up and down taking a zillion photos of the test. DH got home, told him and cried! Did a cb digi a couple of hours later and got a 1-2 weeks. Woohoo! I am now 6 weeks and 3 days!!
Good luck everyone!! xx

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!!