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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 at 11 DPO (2nd baby) -- barely any symptoms this time

I have an 11 month old. Been ttc #2 for 4 cycles. I've never had a normal cycle - it'd come every 2 months or so. I was lucky when I got pregnant last year because it was the first try. But after I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months, my cycles were JACKED UP. Cycles lasted 52 days, then 34 days, then this one is supposed to be 30 days... but now I'm pregnant! First pregnancy I had nausea once, tender boobs, going to the restroom a lot - and these were symptoms BEFORE my BFP. This time, nothing except implantation pinch and spotting. Every pregnancy IS different!!

Ovulation: Heavy thick EWCM, brief vaginal soreness / throbbing, 2 BMs in the morning, feel bloated, positive OPK

1 DPO: Medium chunky creamy CM, big blob of thick CM (rubbery)

2 DPO: Heavy creamy CM

3 DPO: Medium watery low stretchiness with whitish creamy chunks CM

4 DPO: Light creamy CM, light uterine pinching

5 DPO: Light creamy / watery CM, 2 BMs in the morning

6 DPO: Light watery CM, almost cramp-like twitches, FELT A QUICK SUDDEN VERY SHARP PINCH at 10:10 pm (suspected implantation)

7 DPO: IMPLANTATION DIP, light creamy CM, sharp pubic pinches

8 DPO: Light watery CM

9 DPO: Pink spotting once when wiping, light creamy CM

10 DPO: Feel warm when woke up in the morning, light creamy CM, 2 BMs, very gassy that night

11 DPO: Felt hot when woke up in the morning, (temp spiked so took an $0.88 Walmart test and it was POSITIVE), 2 BMs in the morning (nervous feeling in the stomach with 2nd BM), feel bloated, very sleepy

12 DPO: Constantly kept waking up in the middle of the night and had to pee, tired and sleepy

13 DPO: kept waking up at night, had to get up and pee, had a nightmare, very hungry

14 DPO: hot at night, insomnia, had a nightmare, OFFICIALLY MISSED PERIOD

BFP at 11 DPO!

I'm a total symptom stalker, so every month of ttc, I KNEW I was pregnant, went through a million tests just to be wrong. This month was different. I KNEW but in a different way than all the other times.

O Day: I was at my brother's house, went to the bathroom and noticed I had a TON OF ewcm. DH and I had stopped trying for about 2 months at the point, so I told him "I have never seen this much ewcm before. This is our chance!" We ditched my brother and went home to dtd lol we also used preseed just to help things along.

1dpo: Dtd again, for good luck. No symptoms other than ovulation pain, which I always get the day after.

2dpo: I broke out in zits. I remember telling hubby that I never break out right after ovulation. Only closer to AF. We noted that it was odd.

3dpo: More acne on my face, I was really moody. Hubby made me a drink to help take the edge off lol after one drink I noticed I felt drunk, like as if I had 2 or 3 drinks on an empty stomach. I drank a ton of water and went to bed early, feeling tired.

4dpo: Started to get a runny nose, but nothing else I really noticed.

5dpo: Felt tugging pain behind my belly button. Almost like a dull throbbing that only lasted a few minutes.

6dpo: Felt emotional...angry mostly and got and at DH for nearly everything.

7dpo: started to feel hungry more often. If I didn't eat right when my body told me I needed to, I got huuuge stomach pains. Took a hpt and it was bfn

8dpo: same as 7dpo but didn't test. My female cat became really affectionate and protective over me. She was by my side all day and all night. The last time she is that was when I was pregnant with DD.

9dpo: Really hungry, exhausted, some cramps that were strong enough to make me heel over until they subsided.

10dpo: Hubby left for a 10 day trip. My daughter (14 months) started saying "Baba, Mama!" And pointing at me. She doesn't take a bottle so baba to us means baby, like her dolls usually. At night, in bed, I felt my stomach/womb almost throbbing. It wasn't painful, just really noticeable.

11dpo: I textedy DH telling him about the throbbing I had the night before. He said "Buy a test!" So I packed up the kid and went straight to the store lol Got a FRER 6 days sooner and after the 3 minutes, there was actually a line! No squinting or trying to find the right light! It was there clear as day! Felt emotional all day, cried a ton lol

I've had 4 miscarriages before my daughter, and my Dr said I might never have children at all before I had her. So this second baby is really a blessing. I'm still testing every day to make sure that second line stays there. With my previous pregnancies, I never got a line until after my missed period, but this time it was 6 days before AF is due! We're hopeful and feeling so happy!

Bfp at 9dpo

Hey ladies! I've literally stalked this board for years now. Shocked that it's finally my turn- and it's still very early days. I over analysed everything this tww- even actually before I ovulated.

So background...

I'm 31, my fiancé is 39.
We've not really been trying but not preventing, we both said if it happens then we'd be over the moon, but there's no rush.
My cycles are normally 28-30 days long. Normally I ovulate mid cycle- so cd14 for 28, cd15 for 30. I track temps and monitor cm.
This month I ovulated late on cd19- my temps had been really up and down this month so I think I tried to ovulate before but it never happened so I ovulated late.
I will say now- I wasn't sure whether I had ovulated and I started symptom spotting before I had actually ovulated (lol), so ladies, I know it's hard but don't drive yourself mental.

So the symptoms-

O Day- BD twice- so I know this was the day I conceived- my partner was away for the rest of my fertile window!
LOADS of ewcm- was much more than I normally have and extra stretchy. Normally mine is only really watery so this was a curve ball for me.
Mild O cramps/pulls/pinches.

1dpo:
Woke up with sore throats and headache. Weird.
Mild O cramps continued but I was hyper aware of everything at this point.
Overwhelmingly tired.
Heartburn at night.
Temp spiked massively this morning also- which is odd for me, I normally go up for O day and then it's more of a steady climb.
NO CM

2dpo:
Temp goes up again.
Hot flashes at night.
Sore throat continues.
Still very tired.
Stomach cramps a bit stronger- mainly on left side where I ovulated from.

3dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose in the morning again.
Hot!
Cramps are mild but feel like electric rather than af type feelings.
Legs ached behind my knees at night so I couldn't get to sleep for a while.
Had a dream about having a baby- told my partner and he said I was obsessed at the moment. Maybe I was!

4dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose continue in the morning.
HUGE temp spike- it's the highest I've ever had since I started temping.
No CM in underwear but a little inside.
Noticed more after a BM and it was thick and white- I don't normally have this. I'm normally dry straight after O and get more at 6dpo.

5dpo:
Minor temp drop of 0.3 degrees.
Minor cramps continue. This was weird because I don't normally cramp after ovulation until a couple of days before AF.
Headache when I woke up.
Ears kept popping- don't know if this was related but I noted it!
I was extremely anxious and tearful today. Couldn't stop crying.

6dpo:
Temp goes down again but still above coverline
LOADS of thick creamy cm- again, I don't normally get this and it was really weird- it kind of held its shape. A bit like jelly but white! There was a lot of it, but not all day, mainly in the morning.
My hair was SO GREASY and I'd washed it the previous day. It looked like it hadn't been washed in a week.
My skin was also a bit slimy on my face.
Another weird one- and I've noticed this one other time when I had a chemical pregnancy so it might be totally unique for me- but my hands peel- like the skin on my fingers peels off like it's sunburnt. It's really bizarre!
TMI- I couldn't stop pooping today. I think I went 4 times in 2 hours. Normally im a one or two a day girl.
I CRIED ALOT TODAY. And was really anxious. I normally am quite chill till two days before AF.
Electric type cramps in the pm and they were low down and in my uterus. Had a couple of stabs near my ovaries but they weren't painful, more an OH!

7dpo:
Woke up at 3am and couldn't for the life of me get back to sleep.
Temp went back up to the highest it's been (37C)
Peeling fingers continue.
Thick creamy CM
Electric pangs in uterus and ovaries again in the pm for 5 mins.
Had pretty intense cramps briefly at night also on both sides. Sharper than AF cramps for me. I was lying on the sofa so I was really aware of every tug.
Bad nausea in the PM and was nearly sick.
Uterus feels full.

8dpo:
Woke up again in the middle of the night but managed to go back to sleep.
Temp went up a little again.
Mild nausea.
Hot flash in the morning. I took my temp out of interest and it beeped that I had a fever.
Emotional again- I cried at something on tv and I knew I was being ridiculous.
Intense dreams.

BFP

I just recently became a member of the Two Week Wait. This website helped me out because I was having certain symptoms of AF so I thought I was out for the month. This was our 3rd cycle trying off of BCP that I have been on for about six years. This cycle we didn't do anything different. The only time we BD'd was 7 days before my positive OPK, the day I got my positive OPK and twice the day after.

1 DPO - Nipple Soreness (pretty sure this was from ovulation)
2 - 6 DPO - Nothing out of the normal
7 DPO - Woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and had a rush of nausea around 1:30am which was weird because I never feel that way. During the day I felt fine.
8 DPO - Woke up again during the night and felt nauseous again. In the morning I didn't feel well either. I was having AF like cramps.
9 DPO - Nausea again, AF cramps. Watery CM.
10 DPO - Nausea again, AF cramps.
11 DPO - AF cramps again, thick CM, thought for sure AF was on the way. Felt tired at dinner and just kinda blah.
12 DPO - Decided to stop and get a cheap test from CVS the night before. Woke up and was nauseous and decided to take the test using FMU. Within a couple minutes, I got my BFP!! 10 minutes later I took another and it came up positive as well.
13 DPO - Took another test, this time using the Clear Blue PLUS, within minutes got my BFP.
14 DPO - Took a Clear Blue Digital Test and came back positive as well.

I thought for sure I was out because of the cramps but being nauseous was something I never experience so I definitely thought that was weird. It was definitely the first sign.

BFP at 9DPO - hardly any symptoms

I'm so excited to share my BFP story after spending the last 6 months stalking these boards! I really didn't have too many major symptoms. I honestly felt more pregnant in other months when I got all my BFNs. Here is my story

1DPO- ovulation cramps on the right side (typical)
2DPO- same
3DPO- very emotional, thinking I was never going to get pregnant
4DPO-6DPO- nothing to speak of
7DPO- temp drop (.2 degrees) started having persistent lower back pain on my right side
8DPO- another temp drop (.1 degree). Had to use a heating pad on and off throughout the day for back pain. Started noticing blue veins on my breasts and chest. Told myself I was being ridiculous. They were probably already there and I'd never noticed. Literally look at my boobs like 60 times throughout the day. Thank goodness for work-from-home days :)
9DPO- temp spike (.3 degrees) Crazy insomnia. Woke up at 2:30am and couldn't go back to sleep until nearly 5. Got up and peed and didn't think to test. Looked at my boobs some more. Blue veins were more prominent. Decided to torture myself and test with 3rd morning urine knowing it would be negative. After months and months of looking at stark white test sticks, I checked after 3 minutes expecting more of the same. But wait! Is that a line? Is it a shadow? Is it an evap? Am i nuts? i had already gotten rid of my pee cup and had to get to work so i couldn't test again. At work, I drank my usual protein shake for breakfast and felt super nauseous. Took over an hour to feel better. I waited until I got home that evening and decided to take another test. Afternoon pee with only a 90 minute hold showed a definite line. Very faint but there! Had to skip the margaritas that night when DH and I went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
10DPO- more insomnia! Awake from 1:30ish-4am. Boobs feel a little sore. Another small temp spike (.1 degrees). Tested on FRER and BFP!!!

I'm now starting to feel the fatigue. Hard to stay awake during the day. I'm 4 weeks today and just oozing with excitement and joy. I told DH at 10 DPO and his reaction is one that I will never ever forget. Truly one of the best moments of my life. Praying for a healthy pregnancy- this baby is already so loved! Best of luck to all- sending babydust your way!

Second bfp with same EDD as first child :)

First of all, thanks everyone for posting your stories! They give hope and help pass the time in the dreaded TWW :)
So, I'm 30, DH is 33 and we are happy not to have encountered difficulties in our TTC journey so far. We have a 16m old son, who is now going to have a little brother/sister next year :)
With my son things happend quickly, I got pregnant during the second TTC cycle. My only symptom was breast tenderness (when poking only) from around 4dpo and got a positive midday on 10dpo. With this one I expected the same. We started trying in June 2017 and I stopped breastfeeding in September. I got my first PPAF in July after stopping Cerazette (many horror stories about it on the internet, but I took it for 10 months and no complications coming off!) My cycles were 28-34 days but I suspected a short LP (around 10-11 days). A new (compared to before my first pregnancy) post ovulation symptom for me was nausea (got me excited a couple of times, booo!).

Here are my symptoms the second time around:
Cd21 ovulation (pretty uncomfortable ovary cramps, a bit like gas pain but only once a month :)
We bedded for a week before it and on the day of O.
From 2dpo nausea came (as usual for me), mild af cramps (a new symptom) and no breast or nipple pain (had it in previous cycles so I started hoping that maybe this is it ;)
7dpo my toothpaste tasted wierd
8dpo tested with FRER and faint BFP (stared at some BFNs before so was sure there was a line)

Retested in the coming days and it grew darker! DH doesn't know yet, easier to wait for and plan the announcement with #2 ;) Funny thing is my LMP starting day is Sept 25 just like with my son. Maybe I'll give birth the same day? Lol Good luck to you ladies and baby dust to everyone!

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2nd times a charm

Basic stats:
Age 32
Mirena removed 8/26
Cycle 2 post Mirena

Background:
Husband and I decided to start trying a bit on a whim, but I started doing research immediately. Read "expecting better" then on recommendation in the book read "taking charge of your fertility." Started tracking with Glow app, following cm, bbt (vag) and using opks. CP all over the place.

Story:
Cycle one lasted 49 days, CD39 ovulated and short LF. Was using clear blue advanced for first half and was high but not peak for 10 days, never had ewcm and doubted I ovulated. Thanks to the books I knew what was happening later when cm picked up and tested with cheapy opks to track ovulation. Confirmed with bbt. Got period day 10 but learned a great deal. Wonder if delayed ovulation was due to a trip right when it should have happened based on CBA opk.

Following cycle switched to vaginal bbt which I found easier to do consistently. Tracked with cheap okp from CD7. Had a positive on 13 with ewcm but bbt never rose so kept waiting.

CD17: opk -, creamy cm, bd
CD18: opk -, ewcm
CD19: no opk, ewcm, bd
CD20: opk + (night), ewcm, bd, suspect ovulation (traveling, missed temp)
1dpo: opk +, ewcm, bd, temp rise, sore bb
2dpo: opk -, creamy cm, sore bb
3: sore bb
4: bb pain increases, swollen bb
5: bb huge and painful. In evening blue veins appear on them
6: bb enormous and so painful. Hungry
7: bb same, plus stabbing sensation. Sensitive to smells - cologne of coworker nauseating
8: bb continue, sharp pain in groin 2x when stand up from couch, metallic taste in mouth beginning in afternoon continuing all day
9: bb awful and veins more pronounced, some metal taste, creamy slightly stretchy cm
10: wake up at 3am and then 4am, can't fall back asleep. Lay in bed reading bfp stories here!! Bb awful, more metal taste. Hungry and bloated

Had negotiated with my husband that would test 12dpo am, but on 10dpo pm used the countdown to pregnancy stats of positive by time of day to sell him on it being far enough along. Took an opk and it was negative and worked up courage to test with frer- BFP! Solid line no question!

So happy to be pregnant and really glad in 2 cycles as I hated the tww with a fiery passion. Think the difference maker was knowledge - knowing how to read the signs made it easy to plan and gave me confidence in the process, which made me less crazy. Also used Pro-Gest cream 2x daily as I was worried about short luteal phase. Going to continue until see a doctor.

First pregnancy so excited! So scared! So hoping it all goes well! Good luck everyone!!

BFP after miscarriage with diagnosis of severe endometriosis.

I'm not much of an online poster but I really felt that after this long journey I owed it to myself and to give others hope.
I fell pregnant within three months of trying last time and my pregnancy was going fine apart from feeling rough! However, heartbreakingly I found out that my baby boy had died at 12 weeks at a scan at 13 weeks. I was admitted for medical management of the the miscarriage which didn't work. I was then booked in for surgery and the baby decided to come naturally five minutes before I was due to leave to go to the hospital. They were the worst nine days of my life. The baby came in April 2016.
After the miscarriage I still had pain which I was told would go eventually. It persisted. I kept going back to the Doctor who suggested that I might have IBS. I took peppermint oil for this and the pain still persisted. I got to the point where I could not shake the feeling that something was wrong so I paid for private tests. The consultant said that he thought he could see an endometrioma on one of my ovaries. I went back to my Doctor and I was referred for a laparoscopy. I had that in March 2017 and I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis and was told that my tubes were patent but a little swollen so I could be at slight increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. I was heartbroken all over again and started to fear that I may never get pregnant again.
I was referred for IVF and I was told there was no waiting list which gave me hope. My husband and I decided to go on holiday to try and heal from everything in between and came back tanned and a little refereshed. We had our first appointment and we were told that because we had been somewhere where the Zika virus had been reported (we didn't know this at the time) they couldn't treat us for six months. I was heartbroken for a third time and went home and cried for hours. I then decided to focus on other things (with the help of some low dose antidepressants!) I applied for new jobs because I had been unhappy in mine for a while and had only been staying for the maternity leave (bad I know). I got a new job which is less stressful and more money (great combo!).
Anyways yesterday I found out 18 months after my miscarriage that I'm expecting again. I was in shock and took two tests including a digital to make sure and sure enough both were BFP! One month before we were due to start IVF too!
I didn't record for every day because i was trying not to focus on it too much but this is what I can remember:

6dpo cramps on right side which I assumed were endo pain and got my husband to get me paracetamol. I now think this was implantation pain. Sore throat.
7dpo-9dpo sore throat on an off.
10dpo the most squinty BPF that I discounted it and had a naughty glass of rose! Twinges on left side. Gassy. Bloated. Itchy left breast. Sensitive nipples.
11dpo BFP on acutest early sign and clear and simple digital. Light cramps and gassy.

Thanks for reading and baby dust to all. I know it is early days for me but I am keeping everything crossed for a sticky baby.
I know the heartbreak that can come through this journey of TTC and send hugs and baby dust to all going through this. X x x x

38yo, natural conception

I am 6weeks pregnant, all good on the ultrasound HCG=20000. So far so good.

After a miscarriage in april 2017, here is my 2ww BFP story !
I've read these stories so many times while being in the 2ww that I had to put mine. Hope it helps !

Please note that the signs were different in april (I'll write them down below as well).
Also, 10 years ago I was pregnant but I was forced to abort because of incredible, inhumane pain in the uterus that was killing me. It was excruciating all day long, not stopping for more than 5 minutes/day. It was a nightmare. I managed to hold on for 3 weeks until I aborted.
This time, no problem, a bit hurting, but nothing compared to back then.

Hope it helps !

****THIS PREGNANCY****
CD 1-3: menstruation, quite short as normally
CD 4-8: nothing special
CD 8: egg white cm
CD 9 : egg white cm
CD 10: egg white cm, bd
CD 12: exhausted
CD 13: positive ovulation test, ovulation pain in the ovaries, I recognize it
1-3 dpo : nothing special
4 dpo : sligthly sore breasts
5 dpo : sligthly sore breasts
6 dpo: on/off stabbing/spikes in ovaries, very clear and long one while visiting a celtic dolmen in France!, sensitive breasts, spider veins on boobs have appeared
7 dpo: mild cramps all night and morning, sore breasts felt on/off
8 dpo: cramps all day, sore breasts on/off
9 dpo: nothing
10 dpo: VERY FAINT positive on fmu with clearclue 6days early; peed more often than usual, hungry all night, mild cramps but on and off
11 dpo: FAINT but clear positive in fmu; crying a lot, cramps in the evening
12 dpo: cramps and spikes in uterus on/off all day, tired
13 dpo: BBT 37.2 degrees celsius, headache in the evening, during the night cramps exactly as if AF were coming !! Horrible..
14 dpo: no AF, mild cramps from 5pm
15 dpo: first day late, but no symptoms
16 dpo: cramps from 3pm, BFP on clearblue digital saying 1-2weeks!!!
17dpo: mild cramps
32dpo: blood test hcg at 2900
35 dpo: hcg at 7300, all good in ultrasound
40 dpo: hcg at 20000

*****pregnancy that ended in mc after 5weeks****
CD1-6: menstruation, rather long
CD14 : ovulation pain
1-4 dpo : nothing special
5 dpo: mild cramps
6 dpo: mild cramps during the day
7 dpo: cramping woke me up
8 dpo: nothing
9 dpo: continuous cramping all day, FAINT POSITIVE in fmu with clearblue early 10mUi, at 7am, but negative at 10am!
10 dpo: negative in fmu with clearblue digital 25mUI
11 dpo: night cramps, crying and sad, nauseous
12 dpo: FAINT PoSITIVE at 3am with clearblue early, spikes in uterus at night, sore breasts, sad
13 dpo: sore breast, smoked 2 cigarettes and had 2 glasses of wine, and BFP at 11pm !!!
14 dpo: BFP again at 6am, angry at everybody, blood test hcg at 47 mUI/ml, mild cramps in the evening
15 dpo: mild cramps
16 dpo: sore boobs, cramps at night

Baby dust to all of you, hoping you will get there as well, in no time !

BFP by DPO...

I tested using a very sensitive pregnancy test at 10DPO and it was stark white negative. From then I gave up! Only when I missed my period did I wonder if I was pregnant! And so got my blazing BFP at 15dpo!!

My cycles can vary from 28-32 days per month, so I use OPKs. BD'd 4 days before O day, didn't BD on O day. Anyway, the DPOs...

1 DPO: dull achy cramps (probably left over ovulation pains).

2 DPO: Intermittent sharp cramping. Boobs getting more sensitive (usual).

3 DPO: Cramping and more sensitive boobs (usual).

4 DPO: Still cramping and sensitive boobs (usual).

5 DPO: Little ewcm when I wipe. Tired. Crampy. Hungry!! (Usual)

6 DPO: Sensitive boobs. Dull aching uterus. Still hungry!!! (Usual)

7 DPO: EWCM although a bit thick. Tired. Thirsty. (usual)...

8 DPO: Twinges. Felt sick. Cold. Bloated. Dull achy, bloated uterus.
(TMI!) Massive snail trail in my underwear but dry when I wipe.
Boobs are itchy and very sensitive. (Itchy boobs were my first sign for me). Looking back, this day was slightly unusual.

9 DPO: same as previous day, crampy, sore boobs, etc.

10 DPO: Tested, but in the afternoon on a 5 day early test, came back stark white BFN. I think I'm out. STRONG period like cramping and bloating (looking back I think implantation?). Sore/sensitive boobs!

11 DPO: Crampy. (Still usual) Very sore sensitive boobs. EWCM (sometimes usual).

12 DPO: Cramping on and off (Usual). More cramping - (sad I think AF is on the way).
Itchy, sensitive boobs (looking back, my biggest sign!)
Not emotional (2nd big sign!) I'm usually a grisly bear by now!
Put tampon in at 9pm - but no blood in sight???

13 DPO: crampy, good mood, sore boobs still.

14 DPO: wondering where my period is.... (same symptoms).

15 DPO: Still no AF start wondering if I'm pregnant as in a great mood so I tested in the afternoon and finally got my blazing BFP!!!

So my biggest signs were; (more than usual) sensitive and itchy breasts, and not grouchy! (In a very good mood actually)!

Good luck everyone!!! And if you don't get your BFP by 10 DPO, don't worry! There's still a massive chance ;)

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