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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 by DPO 28years old

After relentlessly stalking these boards while TTC, I wanted to share my BFP story by DPO in hopes that it gives other future mamas some reassurance like it did for me! I stopped my birth control pills in December, and my husband and I just "let it be" for a few months... that's when i realized that getting pregnant can be much trickier than I ever realized. I feel very blessed that my journey was still so short, because even in my 6-7 months I was so very on edge with everything, but have faith!! I am happy to report that we conceived in June (I am currently 5 weeks 5 days)- with an expected due date of March 19th (not yet confirmed by OB). What I did differently for this month: #1- Tracked OPKs (second month doing this) #2- Tried to have sex every day leading to ovulation (ended up missing O day and the 1-2 days after because we were out of town) #3- Used Preseed (first month using this!) Used like a typical lube, did not do vaginal inserts #4- Did not pee or get up for about 10 minutes after (i usually pee right away) Now, for DPO symptoms: 1 DPO- mild cramps upon waking, went away 3 DPO- mild cramps in the morning and creamy/milky vaginal discharge 4 DPO- creamy/milky vaginal discharge 5 DPO- creamy/milky vaginal discharge 6 DPO- indigestion and upset stomach, creamy/milky vaginal discharge 7 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, headache (pretty mild, took Tylenol and went away), VERY irritable, armpit soreness 8 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge 9 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, tested earlier than i knew i should (BFN on First Resp) 10 DPO-creamy/milky vaginal discharge, back aching, indigestion, and mild headache (Possible VVFL on cheapie HPT, didn't get excited about it) 11 DPO- yep, you guessed it-creamy/milky vaginal discharge ... this day i just KNEW something was different in my gut.. tested with Clear blue digital.. BFP "Pregnant" * The biggest sign for me was that i didn't dry up down there like i typically do after ovulation, i had consistent creamy/milky discharge every single day (no burning, pain, itching, etc)... i have never had this happen before, so that was my biggest clue i would say! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL. IT IS POSSIBLE!!! Baby Dust!!

37 years old & BFP for baby #1!

I still can't believe I finally get to post my own BFP story! After only 6 months of trying, I was starting to worry it would take a lot longer than anticipated. I just turned 37 in April and DH turned 34 in March. This is a first pregnancy for both of us. We've been together for five years, but it was only this year that we finally felt ready to start trying. What I did differently this cycle was acupuncture and Chinese herbs from CD1 and Evening Primrose Oil. I had already been on a regular regime of prenatals, vitamin B complex, vitamins C and D, and COQ10. I got my BFP at 10dpo! My LMP was June 21, meaning that if all goes well, we'll be welcoming our little one at the end of March 2019 - right around DH's birthday! I didn't experience alot of the "typical" symptoms I've read other ladies post about. For example, I did not have implantation bleeding, no breast tenderness, nor did I have a metallic taste in my mouth (and I still don't). In fact, my only two symptoms were fatigue and diarrhea. To be completely honest, I thought we were out this cycle. We only DTD twice and I thought the timing was all wrong. Without further ado, MY symptoms by DPO: 1DPO: Fatigue, creamy cm 2DPO: No notes other than creamy cm 3DPO: Backache, fatigue, frequent urination, dry cm 4DPO: Backache, creamy cm 5DPO: Diarrhea, headache, heartburn, sore throat, creamy cm 6DPO: Chills, diarrhea, emotional, fatigue, sore throat, creamy cm 7DPO: Diarrhea, fatigue, hot flashes, creamy cm 8DPO: Backache, diarrhea, creamy cm 9DPO: Thought for sure AF was on the way because I had a huge energy boost and urge to clean absolutely everything! Felt great and was able to get a lot accomplished. 10DPO: Urge to clean continued, urgent diarrhea. OMG! FAINT BFP ON WONDFO! 11DPO: Faint BFP once again on Wondfo! Wowzers! 12DPO: BLAZING FRER! Lit up like a Christmas tree almost IMMEDIATELY. Got bloods done which confirmed hCG levels at 96, which is consistent with 1-2 weeks gestational age. That's it! It happened quietly and without much to go on, which is why I wasn't counting on this month. Since learning of my BFP, the sore boobs have kicked in as has the cramping/stretching and some mild nausea. Good luck to all of you reading! I never thought I'd be posting about my good news so soon, so just know it can happen when you least expect it!

I am still in S-H-O-C-K!!!!!

Hey Everyone! Super Excited to finally share with you my BFP story. I started off on BC and i just got off of it in OCT 2017. I didn't see myself regular maybe until February 2018. I am now 30 and My husband is 35 turning 36 this year. TBH I started being serious about TTC just last month. In June. I thought that it was finally time and that I was ready to be a parent. It literally seemed that everyone around me was getting pregnant so easily. All my friends and family. I thought there was something wrong with me. My husband and I DTD whenever and I never kept track of my Ovulation and every time AF always came. So I kid you not i was literally determined to get pregnant In June. I finally purchased the Ovulation strips that came with pregnancy strips and used them when I was done with AF. I kept track everyday. Charting and taping them on paper. Soon I had a positive on day 14 . So it is said that 24-36 hours later you will ovulate. Well the 30th of JUNE my husband and I DTD twice both in the afternoon. Everytime when we were finished I would prop my legs up and pillow under me and stayed like that for 30 min. That's the only time we did it. Here is what my DPO's were like: DPO 1- abdominal discomfort DPO2 & 3 - Nothing DPO4- yellowish CM DPO-5- Abdominal discomfort and nauseous late in the afternoon plus a headache DPO-6 -11 Nothing out of the ordinary. B's felt sore like AF was coming. Tested on DPO 9 and saw the faintest line EVER and I though OMG this is it. But the following day test 10 & 11 were negative so I was sad and told myself its okay next month will be our month. DPO 12- I decided to test for fun I noticed a little spotting and some sticky whitish/yellowish CM when I wiped. Tested when i got home from work about 8pm and i got my BFP!!!!!! DPO13 - I bought the clear blue digitial test because I wanted them to actually say "HEY! you're pregnant!" instead of seeing the two lines on the cheap PT's i bought on amazon. haha ** Don't give up ladies. I know that 2WW is so hard. Trust me! I used this website as a tool to distract me. I still am in shock and cannot believe it. I'm am pregnant with our first child. You don't have to have so many symptoms like the other ladies on here. I barely had any. I thought this month was a NO since i barely had any type of symptoms. I am now 4 weeks and 4 days. GoodLuck to all of you!!! <3

BFP 9DPO

My boyfriend (34y/o) and I (25 y/o) found out I was pregnant in December, which ended in a miscarriage. It was a surprise to us because I was on birth control at the time (pill) and had been for 10 years prior. We have been TTC for 4 months and we finally got our BFP @ 9DPO! I read these stories day in and day out! It helped me be hopeful and kept me sane. I do not track ovulation or temp, just because I wanted to try and let this happen when it happens. I did say if I got to 6 months and no luck, I would begin to track ovulation. My last period was on 6/22. It was a short 3 day period. I know when I ovulate based off of CM. Pretty sure I ovulated 7/6. BD 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6 1DPO- Very tired! I slept most of the day. Headache on and off all day, cramps on my right side only. Nipples are sore. 2DPO- Sharp pain on right side, quick. Belly button pulling feeling. Left hip area was cramping. I also had leg pain that lasted a few hours on and off, behind my thigh and calf. Nipples are very tender from here on out 3DPO- fluttery feeling, crampy all over pelvis area. TIRED and SO HUNGRY. Hot flashes 4DPO- Armpits are sore. shooting pains in left breast. Pulsing heart palpitation twice while I was just sitting down on the couch. HUNGRY all day. Broke out with 3 pimples on my face. I usually get 2 a couple of days before period, so it was too soon. 5&6DPO- cramping around the hip area. breast felt very heavy and hurt! Headache. I could not sleep! I was waking up a few times throughout the night. I could smell everything! 7DPO- Tired! mood swings, I was very emotional and I also felt very "annoyed" all day. Nauseous at night 8DPO- Mood swings, felt like crying all day! Couldn't sleep. I went on a Ferris Wheel at the fair and I wanted to vomit. Food aversion, but I was hungry all day. I was hot and then really cold. Stuffy nose/coughing all day. (allergies?) 9DPO- Slept in until noon! I never do that. very sore breast and they looked very full! I had a feeling I should just test with a cheapie (dollar tree) and I got a BFP within 2 minutes! cramping on and off all day 10DPO- Woke up and had some nausea. I decided to test with a clear blue digital and it said "pregnant" :-) I did start working out again, tried to remain as stress free as possible (hard for me, I stress over everything lol). I also ate a bit healthier (fruits, veggies, lean meats). I have been taking prenatals for the past 3 months. Good luck to all! Try and remain positive and it will all fall into place. Reading positive stories is key, it is so easy to feel discouraged during these times. Best wishes!
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12DPO BFP! The crazy things ive done this TTC cycle

Hi Lovely ladies, I have been endlessly searching through forums such as this one since my DH and i decided to TTC in Feb, foolishly we thought it wouldnt take us long to get pregnant (people who say oh you will catch so quick when you come off the pill LIE!! haha) so every cycle i try and add a few new crazy things ive read from other peoples BFP stories, which is why i felt i should post mine.. whether these things worked or this month was just our month i dont know but it certainly didnt hurt! So from my period ending to Ovulation i drank 2 glasses of watered down POM (100% Pomegrante juice) i had read that this thickens the lining making it more inviting for a egg, i also read a bit about acupuncture and about having a warm womb... so from period to ovulation i would put a lavender wheat bag that had been heated up in the microwave on my stomach for at least half an hour once a day, i also wore socks all the time as with the acupuncture they say warm feet warm womb :) I used clear blue ovulation sticks which this month did not work! i got to CD17 and still no smiley face so after running out of the CB sticks and coming to terms with possibly not ovulating this month i thought would buy some ovulation sticks of Amazon 30 + 10 PG tests for £6, i used a ov strip on CD18 and had a dark test line although not as strong as the control line so i continued to use them and noticed the line get later, suggesting i had already ovulated and CB missed it!! Thankfully we had BD every other day from the end of my period and also occasionally used Conceive plus. Because of the ovulation confusion, i also had a temp drop and then spike CD12/CD13 so i really had no clue but took the ov strips info as i had ovulated around CD17, this cycle i was also really keen to try the pineapple core theory however its supposed to be from 1-5DPO and at this point i was possibly 4DPO, but through some googling had seen it was ok up to day 7 so i had the pineapple from 4-7DPO. i had a busy weekend so didnt pay attention to much and with FF saying i had OV CD19 i just tried to not stress then - 7DPO (classing CD17 as ov) i noticed my left breast had increased in size as had the nipple, it was a tad sore but nothing much 8DPO i got a few spots on my chin which i dont normally get 10DPO after BD when i wiped i noticed alot of pink tinged CM which i assumed was the start of AF, later that day i got a raging headache which i never get but again put it down to the heat in the UK at the mo which i also blamed on a few nights of awful sleep 11DPO i thought i would just try one of these tests, i had read headaches, spots, pink after BD, swollen breasts could all be signs.... i thought i could see the faintest ever barely a line but thought it was me wishing too hard so i threw it away.... that day after a BM there was bright red blood and i thought definitely AF but then nothing... so the next day i took another test and the line was darker!! so im now 14DPO and had my 3rd day of clear positives! So im planning to tell DH tonight now i know its not a fluke! Anyway i hope this helps 1 person as these forums helped me, gave me hope and now i get my own story to share :)

My Positive 6/26+++

June 10 i was supposedly ovulating. 5-15 fertile daysm but i teated 7dpo & 10dpo etc according to the Cherry App. I was inconsistently taking birth control in May. Which set my supposed Expected Period & ovulation schedule. Immediatly my 1yr old 7 mth was clinging to Mommy. My usual HEIGHTENED SENSE OF SMELL, DREAMS, ACID REFLUX, HEART BURN, LIGHT CRAMPS, TENDER BREAST BACK & FORTH: NOW BOTH ARE MUCH MORE TENDER, in first week after ovulation, even, pepsi & doritos (life long love/addiction) became bad tasting, just like with daughter in 2016. Slight craving/desire, some undecipherable yet, some simple like wanting onion in things and pickle in things. Exhausted at 6/7pm AGAIN like always. Stuffy nose (not taking allergy med Loratidine for now) i have about 7 $tree tests getting darker and more positive from june 26+. Took 2 digital tests this weekend.. saturday evening and unday morning. PREGANT. But they already went away and died i guess so i threw those out. Yay to that $6.98! Had appt sched for 17th july but sonce according to lmp wont be 8 weeks until 2 days shy of that, appt is monday 23rd to see if all is acvurate & healthy. Seems legit. Still always nauseas, needing food, getting full quicker as with daughter, tired & exhausted early and often. Teeth hurt/super sensitive, milky taste, throbbing feeling.. Oh Im COLD all over like I was with my daughter, Feet cold. & We keep AC on even in wonter..so being cold is unusual for me!!! I probably missed some stuff. Good luck! Baby dust *
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Bfp 12dpo

Hi everyone! Been stalking this page for a month now (and 2years ago with my first baby) and promised to myself to write down my story if i get a bfp:) soo... long story short, have a 15 month old beautiful baby girl and when she was like 10-11 month old we decided to try for another one. I was one of those lucky ones who doesnt get a period unless she stops breastfeeding... so on 26th of may we quit completely with no problems and 10 days later i got my period, the same type i get since i was 14. What was new to me,ovulation spotting around cycle day16 and 18. I ovulated on day 19, always feel strong cramps and cm etc. Did the monkey dance every second day since cycle day 11.My symptoms were painful and sore armpits about a week after ovulation, terrible acne, round ligament pain(this is my third pregnancy ). Got bfn 9dpo. I really really hope this baby sticks:) best of luck to you guys

Pregnant after MC

My husband and I started trying in 2016, but after 6 months of no luck we took a break until fall of 2018. We got pregnant the 2nd month in; I had a full period in November but still felt off. I took a test and it was definitely positive! However, at 5 weeks we ended up having a miscarriage. My cycle was all thrown off for a month or so, but we kept trying. Finally at the end of June I got my BFP! Here’s my story by dpo: CD 15: O day! We DTD on cd 12, 14, 15, & 16. I used opks to track my surge. Used preseed all times. Felt left side O pains. DPO 1-6: Absolutely nothing. I usually get insanely sore boobs, but nothing this month. I even wrote that in my FF notes on dpo 6. I attributed it to eating better and working out this month. DPO 7: Right side cramps. DPO 8: Right side cramps, slightly sore boobs. Negative hpt. DPO 9: Brown spotting right on time (my LP is usually 10-11 days and I spot starting at day 9). I took an IC anyways and I swore I saw something but chalked it up to line eye. Also had right side cramps, middle cramps, gassy, and bloated. DPO 10: Brown spotting which then turned to reddish brown for a couple wipes. Took an IC and saw a vvvfl. Took a FRER and still saw a vvvfl. Freaked out and told my husband. Still had right side pain, gassy, flushed feeling during day, slightly sore boobs, and nausea. DPO 11: Spotting very light until it stopped by the evening. Definitely a BFP, but still vvvfl. Right side pain, light regular cramps, bloated, nauseas, warm, and sore boobs. DPO 12-16: Missed period on Dpo 12!!! Lines getting darker on tests, hungry all the time, lightly sore boobs, bloated after eating, Nausea comes and goes, warm all the time! Had blood work done on dpo 13 & 15 and just waiting to hear my numbers today. I’m just praying this is a sticky baby!!!

BFP after 8 days of spotting; 6 months TTC

Hi ladies! I’m finally getting around to sharing my BFP story and I’m hoping my experience can offer some help to you during your two week wait as much as it helped me! A little background info: I’m 32 years old and had been on birth control since high school...so for about 16 years—namely the patch. I was told that I would be able to start trying immediately after getting off of it. Having been on BC for so long, I never knew what my regular cycle would be like. It took about 3 months of irregular cycles before it started to become the textbook example of 28 days. My husband and I have been TTC for about 6 months before getting our BFP. Here’s my timeline below: During ovulation week (confirmed with strips and temping), we BD’ed 4x and used pre-seed lube twice. 1DPO: ovulation strip showed low LH, elevated temp confirmed O 2DPO: mood was happy, cramps, sex drive increase, pelvic pain 3DPO: no symptoms, temp stayed high 4DPO: headaches, cramps, brown spotting 5DPO: pink spotting 6DPO: brown spotting, growling stomach in AM. Hungry 2 hours after lunch. Sharp twinge on left boob, hungry throughout the day, tongue feels dry and thirsty all day. Frequent peeing, moody, cried 7DPO: brown spotting, woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep at 5:00am, frequent peeing 8DPO: pink spotting, nausea 9DPO: brown spotting, vivid dream last night - dreamt there were many cats and one jumped up to bite me 10DPO: brown spotting, vivid dream of friend cooking tempura and of girls weekend away. Took a test, BFN 11DPO: more spotting, glue-like CM 12DPO: temp remained high, took a test and got a BFP!! Cramps, nausea 13DPO: temp remained high 14DPO: missed period I had 8 straight days of spotting before getting my BFP. I was worried the entire time that my period was coming. I did so much research of it possibly being implantation bleeding, but so many forums didn’t think it would last that many days if it was. Don’t lose hope because it was for me! Baby’s heartbeat was confirmed at 7 weeks gestation. I’m now 18 weeks along, expecting a baby boy right around Thanksgiving, just in time of the holidays!

13 DPO BFP Rainbow baby!

Oh boy where do I begin? I just came home after a vet trip and took a test, I'm 13 dpo, my past two cycles have been 35 days which is rare. I haven't had back to back same length cycles since my miscarriage back in November when we lost our second baby. I used primrose oil during ovulation and stopped a few days after. We tried the Egg meets Sperm plan, this was our 8th month but first time trying the plan. Ovulated the 15 (day after what would have been my due date!) confirmed by OPK. I don't temp due to my temps being all over the place. the 14th I had ovulation pains which I have gotten since the miscarriage. Very distinctive and intense. 1 DPO- Tender breasts 3DPO-Gassy, headache, acne. 4DPO-Eggwhite cm. Tender breasts. 5DPO- Ovulation test neg. Lots of cm, watery-egg white cm. Cervix felt open. Felt queasy twice randomly. Dizzy. Very faint pain. Tender Breasts. 6DPO-Woke up with a really dry nose (it was hot.) blood in nose, very odd for me. Tender along right underside of breast. Nipples achy. Pressure and intense feeling (like fullness?) Feeling stopped and felt achy afterwards. 7DPO-Nausous first thing in the morning. Pelvic pain, gas, very hungry. (neg test) 8DPO-Craving frozen juice pops. Back aching. Feeling queasy, barely could eat my mom's homemade dinner. BBQ chicken almost made me gag. (neg test) 9DPO- Gassy. Creamy/watery cm. Hot flashes. Bloating. Pelvic pain. (Neg. test) Diarrhea. 10DPO- Cervix high and very soft. Cm is creamy/white ewcm, lots of it. Constipation. Tender breasts. Nauseous. (neg. test) 11DPO: Nauseous. Feeling off. Moody. (neg. test) 12DPo: Feeling very down, not like myself. (Neg. test.) 13 DPO: POSITIVE. Diarrhea (huge sign for me.) feeling achy and very heavy in the midsection like I did when I was starting to show with my first pregnancy. Woke up feeling sick right away. Now I'm just hungry. Now to keep my thoughts positive and hope that this baby is strong and will stay with us. Hope this helps for someone.

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