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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 After 8 Months of Trying

I am so excited to be posting my BFP story. Like many of you I've been reading this board for ages and soaking in all the great energy and advice!

I am 34, and this will be my second pregnancy-- my DD is 2.5. We've been trying for eight months for number 2.

I did a few things differently this month. First, I've been using OPKs since January (I tried charting during my first pregnancy -- my cycle was fairly regular but I never did a good job pinpointing ovulation and it ended up driving me nuts). I got all kinds of results -- from CD 11 to CD 20 -- the past 8 cycles and also was generally not feeling terribly motivated to BD without seeing that smiley face, which of course I realized probably was contributing to my lack of success. I decided to cool it on the OPKs this month.

I also read How to Get Pregnant by Dr. Sherman Silber -- a lot of good info there from an infertility specialist, but probably overkill because I hadn't even gotten to the point of needing any kind of tests/treatment. (I'd also definitely recommend this book to anyone with an endo diagnosis considering treatment, and/or dealing with male factor infertility.) Still, I took away two helpful tips:
1) don't try so hard to time BD. just do it 2-3 times per week during the most fertile weeks in your cycle;
and 2) keep a positive, relaxed attitude. Which obviously isn't completely new advice/easier said than done -- but he backed up with scientific data of IVF success stories and some key things he started doing in his practice -- recommending visualization and meditation to help keep a woman calm during the IVF procedures and the TWW. Very interesting stuff!!

Second, I finally bought some Pre-Seed. So we, as many others before us, conceived during our first cycle using this miracle product. I was skeptical -- I have pretty "good"/slippery and consistent CM, but not only did this actually work for me, it made the BD that much more enjoyable. Seriously you have nothing to lose! (Okay maybe $20. Worth it.)

So sorry for the rambling preamble. I didn't track/notice tons of symptoms, but here are a few things about my cycle:

BD CD 7, 10, 12, 14, and 18
0, 1, 2 DPO: headache/minor migraine (not unusual for me)
9 DPO: headache
11 DPO: got a random head cold that lasted a few days. might be unrelated but thought I'd mention it anyway... I was sniffy throughout most of my first pregnancy...
12 DPO: BFN, VERY irritable and moody; figured AF on her way; major insomnia.
13 DPO: spotting. this is about a day early for me, but figured I was def out for the month. emotional and feeling sorry for myself.
14 DPO: more light spotting. insomnia.
15 DPO: very light spotting, but almost none. headache. boobs starting to feel sore and very heavy. I'm starting to get excited -- also trying not to get my hopes up.
18 DPO: test with FRER: BFP!! boobs very sore. SO excited!! still in shock.

This pattern of spotting a day or so before AF expected, and that tapering off after a day or two, is exactly what happened my first time around. So if you see a little spotting a few days early--don't lose hope. Also try pre-seed!! Baby dust to everyone!!

BFP 14 DPO Baby #2

Like many of the women here I stalked this page. It took us 2 months to get a BFP with baby #2. I had a feeling that this was the month my uterus area just felt different. Here were my symptoms:
2 DPO-Cramping and Gassy
3 DPO-Backache, Tired, Gassy and Irritablility
4 DPO-Backache, Constipated, Cramps, Tired, Gassy, Tender Breasts, Irritability, had a dream I had a baby girl
5 DPO-Tired, Gassy, Headache, Skin Breaking out and Tender Breasts
6 DPO-Bloated, Tired, Gassy, Tender Breasts, Shortness of breath, had a dream I had a baby girl.
7 DPO-Backache, Tired, Gassy and Tender Breasts
8 DPO-Tired, Gassy, Broke out with little bumps on my chest, Tender Breasts
9 DPO-Tired, Gassy, Tender Breasts, Gums bled with I brushed my teeth, at 8PM lots of pressure in uterus and a couple sharp pains on left side, some fluttering and twinges lasting about 2 hours.
10 DPO-Cramps, Dizziness, Tired, Heartburn, Skin Break Out, Tender Breasts, Heart beating VERY strong when I lay down.
11 DPO-Constipation, Cramps, Dizziness, Thirsty, Tired, Frequent Urination, Gassy, Heartburn, Tender Breasts, the stong heartbeating continues when I lay down.
12 DPO-Backache, Cramps, Dizziness, Tired, Gassy, Tender Breasts, Strong Heart Beating Continues.
13 DPO-Backache, Cramps, Dizziness, Tired, Gassy, Tender Breasts, Strong Heart Beating Continues.
14 DPO-Constipation, Dizziness, Tired, Frequent Urination, Heartburn, Tender Breasts and strong heartbeating continues. Took a HPT at 12PM and very strong POSITIVE!
Good luck to everyone. I highly recommend taking your BBT it kept me in tune with my body and I believe that helped me a bunch!

Thought I Was Out This Month For Sure...

Last month leading up to my period I was so certain that I was going to get a positive. I was feeling nauseated, tired, headaches, backaches, sensitive smells... the whole 9 years. I even went late and so I felt pretty confident. Then, nothing. Never got even a hint of a positive even though my cycle went 10 days longer than it ever had.

This month I felt so good that I thought there was no way we had gotten lucky. I felt none of the expected symptoms except for some nipple tenderness. Around 7/8 DPO I suddenly developed some really annoying vaginal irritation, like my outer lady bits had been scratched up. It was definitely not a yeast infection or BV so I felt completely mystified. I was googling possible reasons for it and one thing that kept popping up was hormonal changes like menstruation or pregnancy. That was my one and only clue. (I bought some vagisil wash for balancing pH and it cleared right up)

So, to sum up:
1-8 DPO - sensitive nipples
9-12 DPO - vaginal irritation due to pH imbalance
13-14 DPO - some nausea
14 DPO- BFP!!! the line popped up on the FRER right away and was just as dark at the test line. I was completely shocked. Where were all the symptoms? :)

I still feel really shocked and like it's not real. I can't wait to call the doctor and hear someone else say the words, "you're pregnant."

Things we did this month- SMEP! I think this really worked for us. I used a combo of Wondfo and Clearblue digital OPKs. I used the wondfo to test 2x/day (SMU and in the evening) and the digital to confirm a positive since it can be confusing with the lines.
I drank green tea, but that's pretty normal for me, and took my pre-natal vitamins faithfully. This month I tried really hard not to stress or worry and refused to let myself test until 14 DPO (16 DP positive OPK).

So thankful for our miracle and hope and pray for all the best for all of you ladies! Thanks for sharing your stories on here, I've loved reading them.

2nd Pregnancy

I took extensive notes last time I was TTC, so that the next time I would have something to compare it to, to make the TWW more bearable. However I think it was more of a roller coaster because I was expecting the same exact symptoms and that was not the case. Here is a tale of two early pregnancies :)
First Pregnancy (cycle started 5/15/10)
1 dpo- Moderate cramps
2 dpo- Ovary pains
3 dpo- Crampy. White, stretchy cm
7 dpo- Heartburn, creamy cm
8dop- Nausea, Hot flash, veins becoming prominent on my chest/boobs
9 dpo- Chest looks see through, very prominent veins, pain in ovary
11-13dpo- Crampy, diarreah, nausea. MAJOR boob growth, about 1 cup size or more
14 dpo- Nausea, lots of pimples (white heads), mild cramps. Calf cramps
15 dpo- BFP! Cramps, heartburn, indigestion

2nd Pregnancy (cycle started 7/17/12)

1 dpo- crampy, watery cm (soaked underwear) leg cramps
2dpo- rt. ov pain, watery cm (soaked underwear)
3-4 dpo- fatigue
5 dpo- white/yellow cm
6 dpo- maybe see some veins coming through (but I am REALLy hoping I see them, so hard to tell)
8 dpo- BFN, wishful thinking, plus I didn't know when I ovulated, and could have been 10 dpo.
9 dpo- rt. ovary pains
10 dpo- sporadic boob pains (sharp)
11 dpo- crampy, backaches, nausea. Brief, intense headache in the afternoon
12 dpo- veins are DEF. more prominent, nausea, dizzy/light headed. Ran to Wal-Mart for an ept. BFP with third pee of the day!!! Very shocked. Metallic taste later in the day.
13-14 dpo- crampy, back aches, head aches, Fatigue! ZERO boob growth. I was convinced that I must not be pregnant because my boobs weren't growing, but when I was sure that the veins were poppin again, I decided to test and BINGO. Maybe that means this baby is a girl instead ;o) The nausea started way earlier this time and I don't recall having back aches/head aches the first time around. Also, another clue was that I kept getting out of breath and leg cramps for both pregnancies. Good luck ladies

BFP w/ Clomid 10 Months TTC

After 10 months of TTC and trying 50mg, 100mg & finally 150mg of Clomid I got my BFP 11dpo.

9dpo - Got up for the first time ever in the middle of the night to pee.
10dpo - Extremely cranky
11dpo - Faint positive (to good to be true?)
12dpo - Bright pink line!

Good luck ladies!

BFP 1st Try

This is my second pregnancy after 14 years and super excited to share my story. My first child was 14 years ago and would've been a fraternal twin just like my maternal grandmother was, except I lost the second at 2 months. It was what the doctors call an involuting twin. Ever since my son was born in Feb. of 98 I really had no intention on conceiving again until recently when I got the baby itch. Now I'm 34 years old a kind of feel like I'm pregnant with twins again only because I'm 5 wks and am extremely bloated. I can't even close my pants.

My cycles range from 25-27 days. Last MP was on July 13, 2012. With an estimated ovulation day of July 24 or 25 according to the doctor.
CD 1-5 AF
CD 9-21 BD everyday I know they say skip a day but hey my DH and I were having fun not thinking about it.
CD 14 I believe was ovulation day
CD 17 Felt a little weird today. Not sure if it's because of me drinking but my stomach was a little crampy but very mild. Pimples are ridiculous.
CD 18 Felt a sharp pain in stomach below belly button. Some mild cramps and constipation. Slight headaches and cramps in lower back and legs.
CD 21 Felt something weird by belly button like a little sharp pain. Tossing n turning at night. Major heat flashes. Neg hpt
CD 22 Feels like period is coming at any minute. Slight headache, might be due to bobby pin in hair I swear I see a faint positive!! Gonna wait a couple more days and retest. Sore throat also at night accompanied w heart burn and indigestion
CD 23 Threw up when I brushed my teeth
CD 25 Threw up this morning while brushing my teeth. Took an HPT with first morning pee and it was a +. Doctor appointment later on today.

Blood test confirmed I'm PREGNANT!! The Doctor was shocked that I found out so soon. Turned out that my LBP was due to a UTI which I've never had. Next appointment is not until I'm 10 weeks since I found out do soon. At that time I will check if it's a single baby or multiples. Baby dust to all

My First Ever BFP!

I have been reading this site religiously for two weeks, and today I get to contribute my own story!

Used OPKs
Used Pre-seed (small amount) for dry days
BD'd every day for about 8 days ;)
Elevated my hips on a pillow for 20 minutes after sex
Prayed A LOT!

I really did not have many symptoms until close to the end.
1-8 DPO: Off and on cramping and extra gas
6 DPO: Shooting pain in my lower left abdomen that lasted for several hours and then disappeared.
9 DPO: Feeling tired, but nothing unusual. Already accepting the fact that I am probably not pregnant, and anxious to get started for the next month.
10 DPO: BFN with FMU. Extremely tired and hungry. That night, my breasts started feeling very tender after I took off my bra. I decided to test again. Looked like another BFN, so I left it on the counter and walked off. 3 hours later, I went to the bathroom again, and I realized a tiny faint line had formed on the test! I freaked out (of course), took another test (faint positive again), and make my DH take one (wondfo strips) to make sure I wasn't seeing things. :)
11 DPO: 2 more faint positives with FMU. Bought a FRER test before work and took it at lunch time. A very clear (though still light) line popped up in no time.

Today is 12 DPO, and I have now gotten positives on 4 different brands! The digital is still negative, but I think I should wait to take one after my actual missed period. I am so excited!

Praying for all of you! God is faithful!

BFP After 14 Months (Just After Infertility Referral)

Hi all,

I got my Bfp on Saturday after 14 months ttc. I am just 29 and dh is 33. We were just about to go for our first fertility appointment with a specialist and had pretty much resigned ourselves to needing IVF or ICSI

CD1 Period arrived for 13th time while I was at work and my male colleague chose that day to be evangelical about how lives are worth nothing without children- went home and cried! :-( Later found out that a friend had lost her baby at 22 weeks, which put everything in perspective. Decide to develop a life vision without pregnancy (travel, PhD, it helped to cheer me up)

CD2-6 on period and busy with family party and exhausted by work conference

CD7-14 went on holiday with my sister (without dh) and was so exhausted I was sick in a cafe. Had given up on ttc (though wasn't planning to prevent), but knew enough about my cycle to know I was in my fertile stage as kept thinking about Bding

CD15 arrived home and had welcome home BD ;-)

CD16 went out drinking with friends and stayed at their house (no BDing- it felt rude!!)

CD17 BD'd as still felt very fertile, really relaxed about it though and had some fun!

CD18-37 Didn't track BD or symptoms during this time as was not expecting a BFP, but remember feeling tired and had sore bbs from day 27. Got quite tearful a couple of times too- thought it was pms though

Once CD 35 passed, I got suspicious as that made it my longest ever cycle (the last time I had one that long I was in a car accident!) and previous cycle was 29 days. We were too scared to test after so many BFNs so went for a night out with some friends to take our mind off things.

CD37 went to hairdressers and she said my hair was thicker and looked at me weirdly, she had previously told me my hair would be crazy if I got pregnant! Decided to buy a test in town, but got some more pre seed too so as not to tempt fate.

When I got home, I decided I fancied a glass of wine so took a test to decide and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw two lines. Took a 2nd to be sure and kept re-checking that I'd read the instructions properly!

Hubbie got home and checked too, so I finally started to believe it (we went to Tesco at midnight to get him some wine and me some fizzy grape juice to celebrate!

I've checked this site so many times over the last few months and have no idea what made the difference this time. I just think its luck or law of averages.... If you roll the dice enough times it will eventually happen.

Am praying for a healthy pregnancy now :-)

P.S. we'd had primary tests at dr at month 6 and 9 and I was normal but hubbie was borderline for count, motility and morphology in different tests.

First Month Success After Miscarriage

I am so surprised that I got pregnant this month! This month I really worked on eating healthy (lots of veggies and sweet potatoes) and didn’t really think much about conceiving since I didn’t expect it to happen right away.
Here are my symptoms:
Day 1: Ovulation day- nothing
Day 2-4: No symptoms
Day 5: Lots of cramping, tugging on sides, and a general feeling that something is different
Day 6-8: More cramps; Negative pregnancy test days 8,9,10 (I know I’m an idiot for trying!)
Day: Begin to feel slight breast tenderness
Day 10-12: Lots of breast twinges, tired
Day 14: Positive pregnancy test!
So happy and really hoping this one is meant to be!

BFP After 8 Months and a Miscarriage

I'm 28; my husband is 33. We conceived our son after a mere two months of trying. We figured conceiving our second child would be just as easy. After starting to try in January of this year, we got pregnant within two months. I knew almost immediately I was pregnant, but my intuition told me something was wrong. We lost that baby at 11 weeks. We started trying again in April, and finally conceived in August. These are my symptoms:

O Day: Wet CM; temp. was at 96.5.
1 DPO: Creamy CM; gassy; temp. climbing
2 DPO: Little CM; gassy; temp. climbing
3 DPO: Headache; cramps; gassy; temp. climbing
4 DPO: Headache turns into a migraine; little temp. drop (fall-back rise)
5 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; temp. climbing
6 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; gassy; temp. same
7 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; backache; fatigue; temp. climbing heartburn/indigestion; dry mouth*; temp. climbing *I've never had dry mouth before, and rarely get heartburn, so these stood out.
8 DPO: Boogery yellow CM; headache; gassy; heartburn/indigestion; thirst and dry mouth (couldn't get rid of the thirst or dry mouth!); temp. climbing
9 DPO: Egg-white CM (what?!); headache; cramps; backache; TEMP. DROPS OVER .2 DEGREES
10 DPO: Egg-white/boogery yellow CM; headache; cramps; gassy; bloated; food aversion; fatigue; temp. climbing and BBT chart becomes triphasic; faint BFP!
11 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps; gassy; backache; bloated; breasts start to feel slightly tender on sides; temp. climbing; BFP tiny bit darker
12 DPO: Creamy CM; headache; cramps, gassy; backache; bloated; breasts slightly tender; decreased appetite; diarrhea; tiny temp. drop; BFP tiny bit darker
13 DPO: Creamy CM; slight cramps; slight backache; boobs tender throughout day; temp. same; BFP dark!

My stand-out symptoms were the lingering headache, indigestion, and dry mouth. The boogery and egg-white CM also stood out as major symptoms since I've never seen them in a cycle before. Interestingly enough, the egg-white and boogery CM happened about the same time as my temp. drop on 9 DPO when I suspect implantation may have occurred.

Hope this helps someone out there TTC!