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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 4yrs TTC, PCOS & 3 cycles Clomid!

I'm in total shock! It's still early days but I'm celebrating each day as it is. I've had one chemical pregnancy before in 2010, and I wouldn't have known if I didn't test early. I've tested early again because I had a feeling. I'm crossing my fingers for a sticky little one!

I haven't ovulated for over four years. We've been trying to conceive for four years with no luck whatsoever.
I started seeing a fertility specialist at the start of the year. I've had two cycles of 50mg Clomid, and no ovulation.
I'm on my third cycle of Clomid, first cycle of 100mg. I ovulated! I had a blood test two days ago. It showed a progesterone level of 26, which my doctor says is fine.
I was excited about ovulating, so despite being only 8dpo yesterday.. I tested with cheapies and got a super faint line. I wasn't sure it was real cause it had no colour and was barely there.
This morning I took a First Response test and got a faint pink line!?!?!
Here is my info that I gathered using the Glow app:

CD16 - I got my first ever Peak symbol on the Clear Blue Dual Hormone Fertlity monitor.
CD17 - OVULATION DAY! Mild headache, indigestion, nausea and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps and backache. Severe constipation.
CD18/1dpo - Mild backache, headache, sore boobs and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps.
CD19/2dpo - Mild backache. Moderate sore boobs and cramps.
CD20/3dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, bloating, fatigue, and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, backache, appetite and cramps.
CD21/4dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, constipation, bloating and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, headache, backache and cramps. I went to hospital on this day because I was in so much backache and cramping pain that I thought I had developed OHSS! I hadn't. An ultrasound showed a corpus luteum! (The leftovers from the ovulated egg, which supplies progesterone to the embryo until the placenta takes over. So, good sign!)
CD22/5dpo - Mild nausea and insomnia. Moderate feeling sick (I had lots of mouth ulcers due to lowered immune system which happens at ovulation and/or early pregnancy), indigestion, fatigue and sore boobs. Severe cramps, constipation, backache, bloating, headache, hot flashes and pelvic pain.
CD23/6dpo - Mild cramps and hot flashes. Moderate headache, bloating and backache. Severe sore boobs and constipation.
CD24/7dpo - Mild pelvic pain, hot flashes, backache, appetite and constipation. Moderate headache. Severe cramps.
CD25/8dpo - Mild pelvic pain, insomnia, headache and constipation. Moderate cramps, appetite and hot flashes. Severe sore boobs.
CD26/9dpo - Mild cramps, bloating, fatigue, headache and pelvic pain. Moderate backache. Severe sore boobs.

I'm hoping for a very sticky baby and a healthy and happy nine months of pregnancy. Please God, give us this blessing.

Notes:
I used Preseed every time we babydanced.
I took Metformin 500mg three times a day, Clomid 100mg from cycle days 2-6, CoQ10, Pre-conception Vitamins, Probiotic, double folic acid dose (800mg), vitamin C and Zinc, and 400mg Myoinositol twice a day.
I kept my feet warm all the time. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I did femoral artery massage, which is what I think helped a lot! Youtube it!
I drank Pomegranate juice around ovulation and for a few days after.
I tried to eat and drink mostly warm food stuffs. Never anything freezing cold. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I inserted my menstrual cup/Moon Cup after sex with hubby, to keep sperm in. Similar to soft cups, but cheaper and reusable.
I lay with my legs up the wall and a pillow under my butt.

BFP - clear blue digital - first time momma!

So excited to be posting a bfp story - these stories really kept me going through the last 6 months of TTC!

I am 27 and partner 44 - this will be our first baby together! I work away a lot so BD'ing at the right time has been tricky!

This is the first cycle that I relaxed, stopped using Ovia and taking supplements - I did this after reading so many bfp stories where the couple had both just relaxed and let it happen - which thankfully worked for me too :) I actually assumed we had BD at the wrong time so thought i was out this month!

Cycle length - 29 days
Last period start date - 27 June 2017

CD 10 - EWCM
CD 11 - EWCM - BD
CD 12 - BD ( i think I ovulated this day because EWCM had disappeared by lunchtime)
1dpo - BD
2-4dpo - nothing. I had lotiony white CM which seemed a little stickier than usual but not totally out of the ordinary for me
5dpo - woke up with a cold sore and a really bad mouth ulcer. I haven't had a cold sore in over a year and usually get them when run down. Odd because I don't feel unwell or especially tired. This was my first suspicion.
6dpo - woke up with another cold sore!! Two back to back!
7dpo - bloated. Lotiony white cm
8dpo - I was bloated and a bit gassy but this is not unusual for me before period. cm remained lotiony white - cramps lower right lasting only 30seconds or so (implantation?)
9dpo - Sore boobs - I always get sore boobs before period but oddly they were only sore down the sides?! Felt faint during gym class at lunchtime
10dpo - v sore boobs and they felt fuller in my bra. Felt a little faint on train into work
11dpo - Woke up at 5am wide awake and remembered I had a digi left from last cycle annnnd BFP - Pregnant 1-2weeks! waaaa so incredible to see those words!!!!!

Still in shock and not sure what to do with myself! Good luck to all TTC and hang in there!!!

WE DID IT

A little about me I'm 30 & my BF Is 28 I have 3 kiddos and he has none. I don't remember trying with the others ones. My guy has always wanted a kid and I thought I was done but here I am. I've read mostly all of your stories so I figured I would put what I've experienced this cycle

I have a 29 day cycle. I feel like I ovulated around cycle day 13 or 14 but not sure because I wasn't charting I just felt cramps.
Cd14 1dpo I bd with my guy
Cd15 bd 2dpo bd with my guy a lot that day. I was having cramps and bad mood swings
3dpo I was having cramps, some sore bbs off and on. Mostly around my nips
4dpo tender bb and some nausea
5 dpo watery discharge, cramps, nausea
6dpo cramps no discharge. I feel twinges in my lower abdomen on the right side.I started getting soft bowels.
7 dpo nothing at all
8 dpo nothing I took a test I thought it said negative but looked at it hours later it said positive. I thought it was a Evap line. DT test said bfn
9 dpo fatigue and dizziness almost passed out at walmart. Took another test faint positive
10dpo woke up with heartburn. I had a vivid dream about space like a shuttle falling right in front of my house. Took test with fmu faint positive. I took equate test 5 mins ago bfp no more faint lines. Still heartburn and I'm tired.
Baby dust to all you ladies it's not over yet

Hope after irregular periods and cerazette

I came off cerazette and it took me 3 months for my periods to return. I thought it would be really hard to conceive as before I was on the pill I had irregular periods. I charted and took my temperature/ my BBT and used Opk tests to know when I was ovulating. (really recommend reading Taking charge of your fertility) and took angus cast us to regulate my cycles.
I was thrilled to fall pregnant the second cycle after coming off the pill.
1dpo
2dpo- had massive moodswing
5dpo - 9dpo -funny little cramps a bit like menstrual cramps but slightly different. Also totally wiped out and breathless.
10dpo - faint bfp on frer
11dpo -clearer bfp on frer
12dpo - cramping and spotting, digital test says not pregnant. Was devastated but now realise this must have been implantation bleeding and the digital test wasn't sensitive enough to pick up the hormones.
13 -19 dpo cramping continued, had sharp pains in my boobs. But bfps got darker.
19dpo - got bfp using digital which said pregnant 2-3weeks

I had read many horror stories for coming off cerazette so hope this gives people hope. I also recommend the opks as I ovulated later than most women on day 21 of cycle and was able to catch the egg!

BFP post-Mirena and using progesterone cream

It's so hard for me to believe that this is actually happening...

I'm 28 years old and my husband is 34. Neither of us have ever conceived. We've been ttc for 4 months, and this is our 6th cycle. Obviously I have very short cycles; they average from 23-24 days. My last cycle was only 21 days, though. I was also experiencing mid-cycle brown spotting on the regular. I started to think that I had a progesterone problem, especially since I was on Mirena for about 4 years. I had Mirena removed a year ago, but I heard that some women continue to experience problems maintaining an adequate level of progesterone far after Mirena is removed. After my husband and I had tried for 5 cycles and timed everything correctly, including BD'ing 4 times during each fertile window, I decided to invest in some Emerita Pro-Gest progesterone cream. I used this the day after ovulation (I probably ovulated on CD 11 but unconfirmed) and continued to apply it twice a day every day.

Here are my symptoms/activities by CD/DPO (didn't keep track of some of my earlier CDs):

cd 5 / -6 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 6 / -5 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 7 / -4 dpo: Nothing.
cd 8 / -3 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 9 / -2 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 10 / -1 dpo: Positive OPK in the morning. BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after.
cd 11 / 0 dpo: Probably ovulated. Did not BD.
cd 12 / 1 dpo: Husband left for job out of state. I started applying progesterone cream twice a day, every day on and after this day. started eating a VEGAN diet (cut out all dairy, eggs, and meat), not because of ttc but as a personal experiment/for my own health. Tracked my nutrition to ensure I was getting enough protein. 1 hour of spinning on the bike.
cd 13 / 2 dpo: Creamy cm; blamed it on the progesterone cream. Still eating vegan diet. 1 hour of spinning on the bike.
cd 14 / 3 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet.
cd 15 / 4 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet.
cd 16 / 5 dpo: Took a plane to out of state to meet my husband in the state that we will be moving to at the end of August. Started shopping for a house on this day. Ate vegan in the morning and then officially stopped the vegan "experiment" once my plane landed in the afternoon (planned). Felt great. Good energy. Hung out with friends. BD. Creamy cm; my husband noticed it was "wet."
cd 17 / 6 dpo: Creamy cm. Enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy.
cd 18 / 7 dpo: Creamy cm. Still enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy.
cd 19 / 8 dpo: Creamy cm. Bloated; blamed it on the food I was eating. Boobs and back hurt; blamed it on PMS. Flew back to state we are currently living in. Made an offer on a house and it was accepted by the sellers (!!!)
cd 20 / 9 dpo: Cm starting to dry up. Very bloated. Start to feel like AF is on her way. Disappointed but excited about the house.
cd 21 / 10 dpo: Dry cm. Very, very light brown, watery stuff only when I wipe. Sporadic and not enough for a liner. Start to definitely think AF is on her way. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt.
cd 22 / 11 dpo: Dry cm. Woke up with increased sex drive. Still having light brown stuff come out but it's not increasing. No cramps. Saw one DROP of brown blood on the toilet paper. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. Cravings for chocolate and other junk food.
cd 23 / 12 dpo: Dry cm. Out of breath going up the stairs. Blame it on not being acclimated to the high altitude again yet (I live at high altitude and we had been visiting a place at sea level). Cravings for chocolate and junk food. Tender breasts and back pain. VERY bad gas. Bloating. Breaking out on face and butt. No desire to exercise.
cd 24 / 13 dpo: Supposed to start my period on this day. Wake up and don't have any cramps. Run to take a test as soon as I have to pee. It was one of those Amazon cheapies and I got a very faint positive but definitely saw it. Blinked a few times to make sure I wasn't imaging it or seeing an indent line. Waited a couple more minutes, looked away and back at it several times. Always saw a line. Ran to tell my husband. He was still sleeping (it was 6 AM) but he woke up IMMEDIATELY. Sent a picture to my best friend and she said she didn't see a line, but she "believed me." Husband drove me to take another test and I got a positive on a FRER (see pic)!!!!! Sent another picture to my friend and she finally agreed :-) Got a bit nauseous in the car ride to the store to get the test, but that's it. Random boob pain, and some twinges and pulling in my uterus. Still very bloated. All my pants feel too tight.

BFP following FitBit

This was month #4 TTC #2. I really chilled out this month, BD'd when we wanted to, didn't track anything other than RHR, felt a lot more relaxed which I think helped immensely!! Looking at our BD'ing now I see it basically fits the Description for the SMEP method

I read that you could track a BFP using a FitBit, it seemed like a bit of fun so I figured I'd take extra notice of my Resting Heart Rate (RHR) during my TWW. To start off with I thought I was out this month because my RHR stared to drop like previous months, but then at 7dpo it peaked higher than when I ovulated, went back down, and then 14dpo it started to go back up again which was strange. Honestly if I had of taken a pregnancy test a week ago I think it probably would have confirmed my BFP a lot earlier haha but it was fun Having something to check everyday to keep me busy. And I didn't test any earlier because I honestly thought I was out, I had af type cramps but she just never came :)

This is my story.. I hope it helps some of you through your TWW

Possible very early loss - 5th to 14th June

Bd'd cd7,9,11,14,15,16...

Cd10 sore throat, blocked nose

Cd14,15&16 - resting heart rate peaked at 70bpm (ovulation?)

Cd 14&15 - maybe ewcm? Or sperm?

1dpo - creamy cm

2dpo - rhr 69

3dpo- rhr 69, pink spotting after constipated poo, sore right boob, lots of energy

4dpo- rhr 70, papsmear, spotting

5dpo - rhr 70, left ovary niggle and tender bbs

6dpo - rhr 69, tender bbs, brown spotting

7dpo -rhr 71, brown spotting

8dpo - rhr 70

9dpo - rhr 70, heart feels like it's pounding but I've been sitting still doing nothing for an hour, burning sensation in tummy, sandy gritty sore eyes

10dpo - rhr 70, burning in tummy, rhr still up

11dpo - rhr 68, left pelvic pain

12dpo - rhr 67, nausea, gas, cramps, and very cranky

13dpo - rhr 66, headaches, nausea, gas, horrible indigestion like my stomach is on fire

14dpo - rhr 67, left pelvic pain, indigestion horrible

15dpo -rhr 69, sore bbs, gas, fatigue, left pelvic pain, horrible indigestion for the few days felt like I was having a heart attack, burning tummy, af cramps.

BFP 9/7/2017 :D

16dpo - rhr 69, af type pains, tender bbs, tired

17dpo - rhr 71, af type pains, tender bbs, tired

Good luck ladies xx

Faint BPF at 10 dpo after miscarriage in April

Okay so I used to read every BPF story and I wanted to post my BFP story. My fertile days were when we were camping so it was interestig trying to baby dance. haha. The day of ovulation I actually woke up with a UTI and had to call my doctor for a prescription so I thought we were out this month.

O dpo - UTI and strangely I was short of breath.

1 dpo - my resting heartrate when up on my fitbit to 65 I'm usually at 59 so that was a jump but it only stayed up for one day and then dropped to 63 which is still higher than my prior to ovulation heart rate.

Days 2 - 5 dpo - nothing too report not even a cramp.

6 dpo - I was nauseas and had sharp stabbing pains in my uterus. I was also super tired. I also had tons of creamy CM and needed to pee a lot but i figured that was because I was drinking lots of water because of my UTI. Getting really short of breath for some reason.

7 dpo - I had the faintest of faint lines on a 10 MIU test but negative on other tests so figured it was a faulty test. I was nauseas and for some reason the taste of diet soda made me ill. (never had this before) Lots of creamy CM. Fatigued again

8 dpo - negative FRER I was so sad because I was so sure I had a line on the senstive test. My boobs are super sore and I had sharp pains on my right side. My cervix is super high soft and open and still lots of cm. I also noticed my sense of smell had increased.

9 dpo - still super sore breasts my husband said they look and feel fuller. Tired & nauseaus and things taste wierd. I swear I see the lightest line on a clearblue but FRER is negative. Later that night there was a line on the clear blue but i figured it was an evap line. Cervix high soft and open. Resting heart rate jumps to 64 it never goes this high. Super emotional.

10 dpo - take a test and watch the lightest of lines come up on the clearblue plus sign. The weird thing is it kind of faded after 10 minutes. I took a Walmart brand test and there is a faint pink line. However the digital said not pregnant. I know it's early so I'll have to keep testing to see if my lines get darker. I am a POAS addict so I know when there is a line and when there isn't haha. Keeping my fingers crossed that this one sticks. It's nice to know I'm not crazy. I told my husband lastnight I feel like my body is telling me one thing and the tests are telling me another. Hoping the digi will show postive by Wednesday. Anyway I hope this helps all of you in your TWW it was so nice to read other peoples stories. I'm 39 and this is baby number 5. We are so excited but not celebrating until I actually miss

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.

BFP at 8 DPO

Hello everyone,
These stories helped me make it through the TWW while TTC. So I figured I would share to help all of you.

Background:
DH: 28
Me: 28
Cycle: 27 days
5th month TTC
Used OPKS and OVIA app

Cycle started June 3rd ended June 7th
CD6- nothing
CD7- BD
CD8- nothing
CD9- nothing
CD10- nothing
CD11- nothing
CD12- OVIA says I'm in my fertile days, confirmed with Clearblue OPK that track the 4 days before (high fertile days) and the days of ovulation (peak) mine was high so BD
CD13- high OPK-BD
CD14- high OPK- BD
CD 15-high OPK- BD (never got my peak must have missed it) but I'm 90% based on CM this was my O day
1 DPO- needed a break from BD
2 DPO- BD (just in case ;)), had a very vivid dream
3 DPO- pretty emotional, cried at work over a puppy not getting adopted.
4 DPO- nothing really
5 DPO- Gas, Fatige, and Bloating
6 DPO- watery CM
7 DPO - sore breasts, cramping, heartburn
8 DPO- sore breasts, heartburn and I made breakfast and I love Turkey Bacon and I went to eat a piece and it tasted disgusting. Since I'm addicting to POAS and I bought a bulk supply of Internet cheapies I figured why not. But there it was a very faint line. a positive went to the store and bought a FRER also a positive! I couldn't believe it!
9 DPO- slight nausea, sore breasts, tired and emotional
10 DPO- tested again with both a FRER and Internet one and still positive but darker!
11 DPO-sore breasts, heartburn
12 DPO missed period

DR confirmed July 7, 2017. I'm 4 weeks 6 days pregnant!!

I got my success story and BFP!! I wish the best and good luck to all of you on your two week wait!

BFP 10dpo TTC #2

Can't believe my time has come to share my wonderful news with tww ladies! This is my second BFP story. First story was exactly 2 years 9 mths ago.

I'm 33, my husband is 34. We have a LO who just turned 2. So we thought time to try again, thinking we've both aged and so tired with work it might probably take us some time. But we were very lucky we got pregnant on the 2nd cycle. I was on Swiss pregnancy multi-vits. Husband didn't take any supplements and is a heavy coffee drinker. At least 2-3 cups a day. Been nagging him to stop and he did reduce to 1-2 cups a day.

First cycle we wanted to try the SMEP by BD every other day during fertile week. I felt it should be the fastest for us to get pregnant. It was exhausting to say the least as we both were so tired out at work and by the kid already. We BD thrice in that week and I thought that's really record breaking and we stand a pretty good chance. But nope, BFN!

Second cycle, we decided SMEP don't work for us. I used opk and once it turned positive (like bolder than test line kind of positive), we BD that night. The following night he got sick so I decided just let it go this month. Trying so hard takes the romance out of everything in the previous month.

Here goes:
1DPO-4DPO everything feels normal. Nothing out of ordinary.
4DPO onwards sticky CM everyday. Some days I thought it was AF. I went on a short holiday and didn't think much of it.
8DPO a sudden stabbing electric pain in my left ovary area stopped me in my tracks. I was walking through a mall and it immediately brought me back to my BFP month almost 3 years back.
9DPO I got car sick. Cannot hold pee and cannot stand stuffiness. Had to turn up the air con.
10DPO I woke up, back from holiday and decided to test using cheapie strips. Faintest of faint line is there. By evening, I tested again and the BFP appeared. I then used first response, the line is there, no squinting at all. FRER is really sensitive!! I got a pack of 3 from Australia last year when I was there on holiday. Stoked to be using it now!
I got my girl to bring the test to her daddy and my husband stared and eyes widened, asked me "really??"

I asked him afterwards and he said he don't even quite remember when we BD so it didn't occurred to him I could get pregnant. How could we have gotten BFP this month when it was BFN last mth and we actually tried so hard last mth!

So yeah, sometimes I guess it happens when you don't stress or think that much about it. But I know, the feeling of wanting that bub to implant and grow inside could be so so strong. I was like this for a couple of months before.

So there's my story! Baby dust ladies!

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