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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 with Spotting After 9 Months TTC First

This site and the many stories and experiences helped me to get through this period of TTC. It took nine months and I was about to give up when out of nowhere I was blessed with my first BFP yesterday. I cannot believe it. Here were my symptoms before and after the BFP. I'm only praying that this is a happy and healthy nine months from here on. All the best to all you mothers and mothers to be!

CD7 - BD

CD 9 - BD

CD 10 - Positive OPK but did not BD.

CD 11 - I felt ovulation pain and knew I was ovulating. BD.

1DPO - BD.

2 DPO - BD.

3 DPO - Sore breasts. But this was not out of the ordinary as I have sore breasts right after ovulation occurs.

4 - 11 DPO - Other than sore breasts, I did not feel any symptoms of either PMS or pregnancy. My breasts were very sore but not unusually sore.

12 DPO - spotting began with very very very slight AF cramps. I thought AF had arrived but noticed the cramping was next to nothing. My breasts were still sore, which I though was weird because the soreness usually eases shortly before my period arrives.

13 DPO - spotting stopped but I began to have more PMS like cramping- but a little less than what I usually feel at the beginning of my period. I thought AF would continue anytime.

14 DPO - Still no more spotting, no cum, and no period but I was still having very slight PMS cramping and sore breasts. I was sure my AF would arrive any minute. I told my sister about the weird spotting and she suggested I get a test. I bought an equate pregnancy test; and an almost immediate plus sign appeared! I couldn't believe it. I asked my husband if he was seeing what I was seeing. He couldn't believe his eyes either, he insisted I test again. I ran out of the house and got a clear blue digital test. The test showed "Pregnant." It is funny that the symptoms started to get more intense after I got the positive. My breasts became very sore, more than usual and I was having more intense cramping, but the cramping was not constant.

15 DPO - Intermittent cramps and unusually sore breasts. Still BFP!

All the best to all of you and be patient, relax, it will happen!

BFP at 13 DPO After Miscarriage in Feb This Year

Finally a BFP! Fell pregnant easily last November but sadly had missed miscarriage. Was told to wait a few months post op before trying again due to some minor complications. Started trying in April, and after 5 agonizing TWWs, I am finally posting here!

This was my first month using OPKs and charting BBT and I found it to be a very helpful process. I didn't have nearly as many symptoms as last time, but noticed a few:

1-6 DPO nothing much. Bit crampy. Is it me or are my boobs tender?
7-13 DPO definitely sore boobs. Touchy and emotional. Some twinges but nothing I hadn't had in previous months before.

Fingers crossed this one sticks! Thanks for all the messages and BFP stories, good luck to all xx

We Weren't Even Trying! Big Surprise!

I went off birth control in April because I was on it for 9 years and I was getting worried about being on it for so long. Whether those worries were valid is another discussion. My husband refused to get condoms so we were using the rhythm method.

I have a 29-30 day cycle and thought my fertile window was CD 14 to 19. That was wrong! Haha.

We BD on CD 12 and DH messed up the "rhythm if you know what I mean. As soon as that happened, I ran to the toilet to get it all out of me.

(CD13) DPO 0 EWCM, cramps I guess I ovulated this day? I don't really know
DPO 1-2 Cramps, headaches
DPO 3 Cramps, headaches, nausea. I was eating a bag of veggies and a green pepper slice made me ill, I never get sick like that
DPO 4-5, Lotion CM
DPO 6 Lotion CM, during BD, I cried after the Big O. WTF? That was my big clue right there.
DPO 7 A little EWCM, lower left cramps
DPO 8 Slight nausea
DPO 9 Globs of EWCM, am I ovulating again? crampy, acne, sore throat, thirsty
DPO 10 Gassy
DPO 11-15 I didn't notice anything. I thought that all of that stuff I previously had was all in my head.
DPO 16, Feels like AF is coming
DPO 17 AF is due, no sign
DPO 18 Still no AF
DPO 19 I buy a pregnancy test and I get a BFN, but it was in the afternoon after a lot of water
DPO 20 I take the other test, in the morning this time and BFP!

I've since confirmed it with several other HPT and they are all the same. I was on the site during the entire TWW and my heart goes out to all of the women who try and try with no success. We slipped up one time and BFP. We must be extremely fertile people.

Baby dust to all.

BFP After 3 Months of TTC

I followed this site for the last three months so I thought it was only fair to finally share my BFP experience as my DH and I were TTC our second child.

Things I did different this cycle - cut out ALL caffeine it was hard and had the worst headaches of my life, upped my B-Complex vitamin to 100mg - Ovulated this month on CD14 (when the other 2 months I was ovulating on CD18)
For the record every month that I got a BFN I had much more symptoms than when I got my BFP

Ovulation day - Sharp pain almost unbearable, BD, after BD got up to go watch a movie downstairs. Got a very light headed dizzy feeling, hard to explain NEVER had this feeling before
1-5 DPO - No symptoms at all.. only thing I did notice was I was extremely dry compared to all the others months I had abundance of creamy CM
6-7 DPO - Mild cramping (this was usual for me)
8-10 DPO - No symptoms at all ( thought I was getting a yeast infection but refused to use a treatment due to 'possibly' being pregnant' 10 DPO - dollar store test BFN
11 DPO - no symptoms, dollar store test BFN
12 DPO - thought I was out this month since my previous pregnancy with DD I got a BFP earlier. No symptoms, little bit of sore BBS but that was common before aunt flow (actually my BBS hurt more before aunt flow than now) Bought a digital first response for the heck of it since I was in the store. Went home and used it .. BFP!!!! I was SHOCKED.. I had no symptoms compared to other months.

I am 4 weeks and 4 days today and my symptoms are much more mild than with my DD. I have slightly sore BBS, bloated, thirsty and just slightly over sense of smell. Not looking forward to the morning sickness but welcoming it with open arms :)

Hope this helps a bit for everyone thinking they are out this month because of the lack of symptoms :)

Bfp by DPO

1dpo gassy
2dpo just had that feeling of content like I knew, uterus felt full, nipples were very sensitive hungry for sweets
3dpo nothing, dog was more needy, nipples sensitive, hungry for sweets
4dpo bb still sore, hungry for sweets
5-11dpo nothing feeling depressed, thought I was out, tested very very faint line but kept thinking just evap line didn't want to get happy for no reason, felt like salads
12 little tired
13dpo woke up early at 3 go to toilet got a sharp pain in vagina, lost appetite
14dpo nothing just woke up early
15dpo scared to test, but was at the point what the heck there's next month, and faint cross couldn’t believe it so I got digi test and BFP, was in shock, TTC first try very blessed.

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 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