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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 after 4 days of spotting!!

Ladies, I have spent so many countless hours scouring this website for symptoms similar to mind. I made a promise to myself that as soon as I got my BFP, I would post my story for whoever needs to read it!!! Side note: DH and I are both 33 and he has two daughters from previous relationships, ages 8 and 16.
This month, I tried to take a more relaxed approach and I didn’t temp once, and since my schedule is pretty much exactly the same every month, we just guessed on ovulation and went with it-here are my symptoms!
1-8 dpo-nothing to speak of
9 dpo-I woke up with a very thick throat like I was coming down with a cold or something. I was SO TIRED all day long and just felt like crap in general. This would have been the day after Christmas so I just figured since I had been around family, I had caught a bug from someone. Surprisingly that night, all my sickness symptoms had let up and I was feeling much better. DH and I bd and when I went to clean up (sorry, tmi) there was a bright streak of red blood on the toilet paper and a little bit more when I wiped again. I was so excited because I thought it might have been implantation and I even called DH over to come look at it with me, lol!
10 dpo-sickness is gone, just very tired. When I wiped after peeing this morning there was pink tinged tissue looking stuff...almost jelly like consistency. Sorry, that’s gross. A little bit of color when i wiped again and then throughout the day I had random spotting (mostly brown tinged with cm) I also had major af like cramps.
11-13 dpo-I have had spotting and pretty heavy af like cramps this entire time. Yesterday it was enough for a pantyliner but today it’s basically just there when I wipe. I have been so frustrated because I always spot a couple of days before my period but today it got lighter from yesterday so I didn’t know what to think. Waiting to see what it does is just the hardest thing. At 12 dpo my boobs started hurting very similar to af as well so I figured I was out for sure this month. From the time I started spotting until right now, not much food sounds that good, I’m very tired all the time (thank goodness for time off for the holidays!)
I was trying to wait until tomorrow morning to test (14 dpo) but my DH told me I just should get it over with and test tonight. So when he ran uptown I got the only test I had left in the house (first response rapid result) and tested this evening after like an hour hold of my pee. Sure enough, I got a second line! I can’t believe this is actually happening and I thank God for His timing! It’s hard to believe sometimes, but I promise you, He really does know what He’s doing!!!!

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Faint BFP at 12 DPO!!

At the age of 37 I am TTC #2 with DH. We currently have a 19 month old son. This board has helped me get through the TWW many many times so i hope my story can help someone else. I am a plus size woman who for years struggled with amenorrhea with no underlying cause. I would go months without a period. On top of that DH struggles with ED. To achieve pregnancy with DS we used the at home insemination process, i tracked my cycle using Fertility Friend and OPK’s. We got pregnant the second cycle. The second time we TTC (Baby #2) we again got pregnant right away using the same method and i suffered a MC one week after getting my BFP. During this time i was nursing DS. My aunt and GYN advised me to stop nursing and they guaranteed that my cycles would regulate itself and I’d get pregnant. I weaned my son by August and my cycle became a regular 35-day cycle. Again, using the same method (OPK’s, at-home insemination, and tracking BBT on Fertility Friend. I got BFN’s for Sept, Oct, and Nov. I got a false BFP with a Walmart cheapie in October. So, here’s what you’ve been waiting for: (+ OPK at Cycle Day 21 (Temp 97.7)....Ovulation Cycle Day 22 Temp again is 97.5)

1 DPO - Nothing (temp 97.5)
2 DPO - Nothing (Inseminated one more time for good measure. We inseminated every other day 5 days leading up to expected ovulation) (Temp 97.7)
3 DPO - Temp spike to 98.2 (I’m usually around 97.5), headache and nausea
4 DPO - Nothing (temp still at 98.2)
5 DPO - Backache, tender breast, nausea and mild cramps (Temp 98.1 Ovulation confirmed two days after +OPK which was a bit off)
6 DPO - Nausea, I got a pimple which i rarely get and I didn’t sleep well that night (Temp dipped to 97.7 possible implantation dip or temp off due to poor sleep)
7 DPO - Cramps, diarrhea, tender breast and I felt a throbbing pain in my vagina in the afternoon (Temp spike to 98.3)
8 DPO - Nausea (Temp 98.0)
9DPO - Nothing (Temp dips to 97.9 and FF no longer have the data to support Ovulation based on my temps. I changed the setting to go by my +OPK instead of my temps because I’m confident that I ovulated. If I don’t get my period or get BFN i know that my cycle is changing....we’ll see)
10 DPO - I woke up with a terrible headache, heartburn and nausea (Temp 97.8)
11 DPO - Heartburn, tender breasts and nausea continues and I also have this terrible pain on both sides and my back. I’m not sure what’s causing this. It feels like I’ve been working out which i did not (Temp 97.9)
12 DPO - My period is expected today (i have a short leutal phase) and I’m praying that my temp doesn’t drop because of it does i know for sure AF is on her way (Temp stays at 97.9. I feel fatigue, pain in my thighs, tender breast, cramps, vagingal throbbing and nausea. I want to test but i cannot take another month of a BFN. Before coming home after work i break down and by a 2pk FRER. I take it as soon as i get home and just like that i get a faint BFP very quickly. I didn’t even have to squint to see it. I’m calling my OBGYN in the am to schedule my scan and I’ll take the second test in the am to see if the line gets darker. I’m excited and so scared at the same time. This is the best Christmas gift EVER!

I hope this helps one of you ladies. I’m praying that my little bean stays put for the next 36.5 weeks. Good luck and God bless.

Pregnant with DH hypospadias and low T

Hi guys,
I used to stalk this website daily so thought I would contribute my story. Background- I’m 27 and morbidly obese but otherwise healthy. My husband had been on exogenous testosterone for years before we decided to TTC. He also has mild hyposadias. Three months before we got our bfp, DH was told his sperm count was too low to produce a number on the lab result. The doc put him on three times a week HCG shots and stopped the testosterone. I was temping, tracking mucus, and doing OPTs. We had sex every other day and used instead cups/preseed like clockwork for 8 months to no avail. The month we were successful, I had a very strong OPT (it was the day of solar eclipse, some think it had to do with it) and instead of having him ejaculate inside me, I had him go in a cup then “injected” it with a clean syringe over my cervix. I skipped the Instead cups bc I had just happened to run out but I did stay laying for 15 min after. We couldn’t believe it when we got our very faint positive result only 8 days later! I thought surely it wouldn’t stick being that early of a positive but I’m currently 20 weeks with a healthy baby boy. Stay positive and good luck everyone! If you are dealing with hypospadias, I highly recommend squirting the semen inside you with a sterile syringe to simulate a normal penis.

13 DPO BFP WITH PCOS ON GLUCOREINHOP

AHH!! Oh my gosh, you guys have helped me get through 4 months of ttc by giving me hope!!! I hope my story can help others the way every story on here helped me!!

Things I believed helped!!
-Megadose on vitamin C the 2 weeks before O
- Glucorein HOP (all natural and safe PCOS treatment that is available on amazon. Please please please do your research on this ladies. This thing is a freakin miracle drug!! Helped my hirituism, acne and weight loss and gave me my periods back! Been on it for 5 months now and the difference in my skin and hair thickness alone is amazing! It's like metformin but ZERO side effects!! And if you're resistant to Clomid this is an EXCELLENT alternative! Please look into it I urge you!!)
-not stressing about it (I know cliche but really!)

Okay now for my symptoms!
1dpo-nothing really
2dpo-slightly sore boobs but I chalk it up to maybe DH having too much fun with them during BD and maybe I didn't notice how rough he might've gotten?
3dpo-goofing around with DH and he grabs my boobs, SO SORE I say "OW!!" Out loud!!!! I push him off and he instantly gasps and says "YOURE PREGNANT!" Look at him and shake my head but then wonder why my boobs are THIS sore, THIS early!! Normally they get sore 5 days before AF but not nearly 2 weeks before!!! Right after he says it I get a shooting pain in what feels like my right ovary
4dpo- CAN YOU SAY EXHAUSTED?? Felt like I couldnt sleep enough! Boobs sore and now nipples getting tender when I put bra on in morning
5dpo- boobs heavy and sore, skin on face is dry and itchy instead of normal slightly oily skin. Odd. SOO sleepy.
6dpo-sore boobs, sore nipples, dryyyy perfect skin! No need to powder my nose anymore! Slept nearly all day!
7dpo-fell asleep at my desk I'm so exhausted even though I've been sleeping nearly constantly. Boobs so so so sore. Emotional at nothing.
8dpo-by now I normally crave spicy fried chicken and chocolate during my PMS week. No cravings! Boobs so heavy and sore now that I can't take bra off after work because it hurts too much! Flawless skin! Hair looks thicker!
9dpo- still no cravings, get snappy with DH for no reason. Sore boobs. Sleepy. Start to get a sore throat and stuffed nose..I blame the weather change but apparently it's a thing!
10dpo- straight up sick. Call into work and sleep all day. No appetite or cravings whatsoever. So thirsty and sore boobs as always haha
11dpo- cramping that felt like very very light af cramps during the early morning. Nose is stuffed and all my lymph nodes are swollen. Low grade fever and sore throat persist. Sore heavy boobs.no appetite only thirst. Got a cramp in left foot.
12dpo-feeling slightly better but still exhausted. No cramping. No pms cravings. No appetite. Moody. Felt pregnant.. like.. I just knew at that point. This was the first cycle I ever had such sore boobs early on and I knew it meant something important. Hair on head thicker than ever. Skin flawless. No usual PMS breakouts! decided to test next morning.
13dpo-almost instantly 2nd pink line pops up next to control line on FRER with FMU!! BFP!!!! so dark! Never thought I'd see the day! Best Christmas gift ever for me and DH

Also throughout whole 2ww I had vivid dreams and towards the end it felt like I was a bloodhound. I could smell everything!!! Metallic taste in mouth set in around 12dpo!!

Good luck ladies!!! I really hope this helps!!!!!

Surprise! Postpartum BFP

At only 5 months PP we were not really trying so much as vaguely assuming (silly us) that we didn't have to think much about it because my cycles had only just come back and were really long and hadn't regulated yet (it took nearly a year PP with the first to get my cycles back) and I was still breastfeeding part-time. I figured I probably wasn't even ovulating yet and wasn't worried either way.

I track my periods so I can fill in approximate dpo by that.

- 6-7 dpo my usual breakfast of two cups of coffee now soured my stomach
- 8 dpo i noticed my nipples are super sensitive when they rub the edges of my bra and even through my shirt at times. (Since I'm bfing this was a very sudden change)
- 9 dpo (only day 25 of my cycle!) I thought I'd be clever and test my symptom spotting away. Surely I am just noticing things. Nope. Definitely not. Positive within a minute on ClinicalGuard (Amazon dip strip test).
- 10-11dpo lots of bloaty gassy feeling in my lower belly
-12dpo Strong Positive on ClinicalGuard (pictured)

Must have ovulated straight out of the gate.
We weren't yet "ready" to start trying but a gift is a gift. We're over the moon.

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I'll be 35 in five days! Little to no symptoms!

I've read many of these stories, and at times they made me feel a little closer to two beautiful lines that mean that my s/o and I are going to be parents. These are symptoms for you to obsess over ;), even though they were surprisingly few: 1dpo-11dpo- a couple of bloody noses when I woke up. Chalked it up to the heat. I remember being surprised at how little cramping I had after ovulation because I usually have more. 12dpo boobs started getting a burning sensation through out, but it was on and off so I didn't put too much into it. 13dpo boobs still tingling/sore. Which was pretty normal for me, but this seemed later in my cycle for it to happen. Temp also was still up.
14dpo woke up and removed, still very high. Temp would definitely be down today with period dye. Gulped, and tested. When I thought I saw a vvvvfl on the wondfo I tested on a dollar tree cheapo. I didn't wait long enough, and started blubbering and crying, asking why my temp was still up if the tests were negative. Went and laid back down and pouted for a bit, but shrugged it off and mentally started planning for January to try as December we wouldn't be able to. I was getting ready to get on with the day when I thought I'd take one more look, and both had a line! I immediately pulled another wondfo and dollar tree test(different kind this time), and faint positives on both. Took another wondfo while I sat in shock. Still in shock and it's hours later! Took a first response after a six hour pee hold and there is no doubt a line! After trying eleven times with four different donors for two years it felt like it wouldn't happen, but it totally did and I am so blessed and feeling so much ridiculous joy. I'll do my very best to never take this for granite. So many many rowdy blessings to you who are on the ttc train. I know it starts to make you second guess your instincts, but do your best to listen to them anyway. Baby dust!!!

BFP on 14 DPO after BFN

I am a very impatient woman and this site helped me pass the time while waiting. This is my second pregnancy and we got pregnant on our third cycle. I used the fertility friend app and measured my temperatures and cm to help me pinpoint ovulation. Here is my day by day symptoms.

1 DPO: woke up with a surge of EWCM and did BD
1-2 DPO: headache and fatigue
3 DPO: bloating and cramps (very slight)
4 DPO: increased sex drive and another EWCM which made me think. What the hec? I later read that this can mean you ovulate more than one egg. We shall see! Did BD again.
6 DPO until now: here come the sore, tender and swollen breasts! Usually this only happens 5 days before my period so this is when I knew for sure I was pregnant. Would wake up and my breasts were like a size or two larger and heavier than normal.
Other symptoms: fatigue. Went to bed at 7:30 for no good reason on a Monday night at 7 DPO.
Off and on from about 6 DPO: Gassy, bloated, increased appetite, more backache than normal, and frequent urination.

Biggest thing for me was the breasts. There’s no way I could miss it. All of the other cycles my breasts were not nearly so different and it was too far from AF.

Also: I just felt pregnant. I just had an intuitive sense. I know this sounds a bit silly but it’s hard to describe. As a side note, I also was craving healthy food throughout the 2WW from 6 DPO on.
Tested in the middle of the night at 12 DPO and it was negative and I started to doubt myself for a moment and then realized that I need to test first thing in the morning and wait a bit. At 14 DPO it was positive with First response.

Baby#1

Hi, I've been watching this site for over 4 years hoping to conceive after 2 mc and 7 chemicals.
I would like to share my experience in the 2 ww to make people who are trying to conceive see that you don't need every symptom in the book before you get your bfp.
Cd10 - ovulation/ using opks
1dpo - nothing
2dpo- nothing
3dpo - sharp pain in left on and off through the day
4dpo - nothing
5dpo- nothing
6dpo- nothing
7dpo - tiny little spot on pantyliner of dark brown
Big cramp like a pulled muscle on the right side/ implantion
8dpo - headaches
9dpo - headaches/ a little bloated / diareah
10dpo - BFP with frer
I did 4 tests that day with fmu and afternoon and no other test was positive only the frer and a dark line to.
11dpo - all other tests had faint line
I am now 5 weeks and hoping for a sticky bean hope this helps women who are thinking if they don't have symptoms then your not pregnant I only had a feeling off a pulled muscle in my side for at least 3 days.

Wanted to share my story!

Hello ladies! I stalked this site while we were TTC and so I wanted to share my symptoms by DPO. My husband and I married later in life so he has two kids and I have two. I 'm 34 and we've been married for 5 years. Been trying to talk him into one more babies for 5 years and I FINALLY did it. Took us 4 months of TTC. I had SWORN I was pregnant last month but wasn't. This month was a little different for me than what I was expecting but it all seems to make sense now.

CD 14 Pos O test
CD 15 Pos O test
CD 16 Neg O test. This was the first time I used ovulation tests so I went with CD 15 as ovulation.
1dpo-nothing
2dpo- bloated, cramps
3dpo-very specific twinges/discomfort in one area. Crampy, gassy, bloated
4dpo-Thirsty. I SO WANT chicken noodle soup. More BM then normal??(sorry tmi) Fatigue, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, gas
5dpo-Nauseous after eating. Isolated discomfort lower left pelvic area. Sore throat at night. Hungry, cramps, bloating, gas
6dpo-diarrhea, tired, bloating, cramps
7dpo-cramps, bloating, tired, cramps
**why in the world have I been cramping all week? I NEVER cramp until a couple of days before AF. And this gas and bloating is getting old**
8dpo-cramps, tired, bloated, gas, chills and now the headaches begin
9dpo-same symptoms but don't seem as bad today. BFN. I'm thinking I'm out again.
**waiting for my boobs to hurts since that was the first symptom both previous kids**
10dpo-more normal type AF cramps. yep, totally thinking I'm out. Spotted once. I tend to spot before my period so thinking here it comes. Check all day and only that ONE time of spotting. Weird.
11dpo-BFN again. Thanksgiving so I had some wine with the family. Making me feel sick. Strange.
12dpo-BFN again. Same symptoms just not as noticable
13dpo-very very faint BFP! I don't believe it. I POS and then fell back asleep so evap line? It was an internet cheapy. I wait until I have to pee again and pee on one of those that say pregnant or not pregnant in words and holy **** it says pregnant!
14dpo-heartburn. I think I'm having a heart attack and might die in my sleep. ;) still tired and crampy
15dpo-I'm so hot... I'm never hot, always cold. still all the same symptoms then bleeding gums and hot flashes/chills get added to the mix.

I'm now 6w3d and go to my first visit next week. The cramps from the start were very abnormal for me. Still no sore boobs which has freaked me out the entire time. I know every pregnancy is different, but that was my norm for the last couple pregnancies. Mostly tired, get sick to my stomach after I eat. NOT hungry because of upset stomach. Headaches off and on and SOOOO Thirsty. Good luck to you ladies!

Unsure of Symptoms By DPO

Hi Ladies!
I wanted to come on here and share my story for those of you who are impatient, frustrated, and fed-up!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2017. Not an incredibly long time, I know, but feels like eons for someone like me! Each month was one BFN after another and I couldn't take the constant disappointment.
I started monitoring at a fertility clinic, which was the best decision I ever made! Why? Because they took all the guess work out of this already calculating process.
For 2 months, I went in day after day for blood work and ultrasound until they told me i was ovulation and should dtd. Once you do, they prescribed me Prometrium vaginal supplements to assist with my luteal phase. I was on Prometrium beginning 1 DPO for 2 cycles which can cause pregnancy-like symptoms. Also, keep in mind, I am the worst symptom spotter! I get lost in message boards. Anyway were my symptoms prior to getting BFP while on Prometrium:

Nov 27th 1 DPO: No symptoms. Started Prometrium morning and night
2 DPO: no symptoms
3 DPO: mild pressure in lower stomach and upper vag towards end of day. Thinking it may be a tummy ache and too early for symptoms
4 DPO: Increase in CM by end of day. Probably the Prometrium
5 DPO: Chunky cottage-cheese-like CM. Probably the Prometrium
6 DPO: No symptoms. CM returned to normal
7 DPO: cramps and bloating but chalked it up to eating bad food
8 DPO: left boob a little sore near armpit, but not to the touch. Might be in my head
9 DPO: boobs slightly sore on and off
10 DPO: boobs slightly sore and weird sharp pain to the right of my belly button on and off
11 DPO: boobs slightly sore. mild cramps by end of day
12 DPO: boobs slightly sore
13 DPO: slightly sore boobs, dull headache. Boobs look a little bigger but probably in my head
14 DPO: tired but i just made a big brunch for my family. Boobs slightly sore
December 11th 15 DPO: Upper and middle back hurting, boobs slightly sore, dry CM, cervix low, hard, and closed. Went in to the clinic this morning for my blood test and they called to tell me i'm 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant! I'm in shock I got my BFP!!! It's so unreal to me but I wanted this message board to be the first place, the first people I tell about my pregnancy (I will surprise my husband tonight). Boards and sites like these were so incredibly helpful and insightful and not only got me through the dreaded 2ww, but the 9 months we tried to conceive.

Ladies, I urge you to share your stories and symptoms because it truly helps those going through the process!

If anyone has questions, please let me know!

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