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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.

Proved the doctors wrong!

Hi All. I conceived my little belly bean exactly 4 weeks ago today (17th Jan- I'm now technically 6 weeks pregnant), and what a surprise that was. I have very badly polycystic ovaries and had only had a period once every few months for the last 2-3 years, the doctors advised me about 18 months ago that I would probably find it difficult conceiving naturally and that it potentially wouldn't ever happen for me. Anyways January was the first month we had tried... I got a positive OPK on 17th Jan and it was first time lucky, so ner ner doctors! :) 1dpo - Sore boobs started straight away and has got progressively worse every day- it was like hormonal AF boob pain at first but then within 2-3 days became that agonising I couldn't lay on my front or cuddle my other half. I knew I was pregnant from this alone! 3dpo- Felt extremely frisky?! 7dpo- Very bad back ache 8dpo- Extremely emotional and angry fir no reason, bloated, craving ALL the bad foods 9dpo- Absolutely exhausted. Tried a cheap ebay dip pregnancy test knowing it was too early- BFN 10dpo- Other half took me away for a dirty weekend which was ruined by my constant napping- very unlike me and we both knew at this point something was different! I had never felt so tired in my life- this fatigue has also carried on since this point! 11dpo- Cheap dip pregnancy test BFN. We were both a little sad. 12dpo- I just knew I was pregnant. I did tests in the morning and evening and they were negative. I got in the shower after the second test then looked at it again once i'd got out.. there was a very very faint line (almost nothing at all), so I checked others in the bin- they had them too! I convinced myself they were evap lines and me and OH went and bought some better tests. The lines on both these tests were much stronger but still very faint (see pic included)... I sent OH to the shop again for a 5 day early test Clear Blue test. I did that at 4am after waking in the middle of the night and it said not pregnant. 13dpo- I was a little sad all day about the negative result, but still hopeful. I bought a "how many days" test and a standard ClearBlue test. I did the clear blue on my lunch at work and the blue line was there! Pregnant! 14dpo- I did the Clear Blue how many days test in the morning and it said 1-2 weeks pregnant :) Since finding out for sure the main side effects up to 6 weeks pregnant have been tiredness, cramping, extremely emotional and EXCRUITATING BREASTS. Baby dust to all xxx :)

BFP with spotting after 18 months trying!!! :))

Hi all! Like all the ladies on this wonderful site, I wanted to contribute my story because so many of your stories helped me through the 18 excruciating months of TTC. And let me tell you ladies, I feel like I did everything wrong this month and it still worked out!! So there is always hope :) A little background: short of IUI and IVF my DH and I have tried almost everything! What seemed to work in our favor this month was: - stayed away from Tylenol PM (last three months no sleeping aids. Ladies this one I think really helped, because since I stopped taking Tylenol I've had 2 CP's and now my confirmed BFP, all consecutively since I stopped) - pre seed (just enough to lubricate, nothing more), - vitex (one daily, for the last 6 months. This month I took 2 the day before predicted ovulation day, as I wanted to catch ovulation before I was out of town) - on prenatal vitamins (last 4 months) - drank copious amounts of water (kept hydrated, used MIO electrolytes mixed with lemon juice in water). My cycles are usually 26 days long, with a 5 day menses and shorter luteal phases of 12 days. I usually ovulate around CD 12-14. So now onto the good stuff!! Here my symptoms by DPO: CD 9: fertile window opened BD'd CD 11: started getting EWCM BD'd CD 12: OPK test strip darker than control line CD 13: EWCM major cramps on left: possible O day BD'd 1 DPO: great mood, a little tired and queasy (normal for me after O) Bbs starting to get tender (a little early, usually starts a week before AF) 2 DPO: some more cramping on the left (also possible O day, I had to catch an international flight on CD 14 so O may have been delayed) bbs still tender. Mood is happy and content. 3 DPO: a little jet lagged so drank a strong coffee and felt super twitchy and shaky all day. 4 DPO: tired, but probably still lagged. Bbs tender 5 DPO: heartburn and headache. Trouble sleeping (again probably the lag). Minor cramps. Full feeling in uterus, increased clear CM like EWCM (really strange for me, this usually only happens during O) sorry TMI: there was a lot and I literally felt it coming out! 6 DPO: More EWCM, so weird! Heartburn, headache. Minor cramps. 7 DPO: cramping on the right mainly and a little on the left. Constipated. 8 DPO: minor cramps, caved and tested waaaaay to early of course BFN. 9 DPO: no symptoms, tested again and BFN (or is there the faintest line???? could just be line eyes) 10 DPO: tired and moody. Wanted to kill my DH for no reason. Trouble sleeping. 11 DPO: really bloated and tired. Bbs are still tender!! 12 DPO: feel good mood is elevated and feeling very positive about everything!! 13 DPO: AF due, some minor cramps on the right and then the left. Veeeeeery faint BFP on Walmart cheapie. 14 DPO: officially one day late. Bloated and heartburn. Feeling good mood wise. 15 DPO: no symptoms, in a great mood. 16 DPO: had a faint BFP in the morning, then bad cramping like first CP, some spotting (brown, and very light) in the evening. Thought I was out like the previous 2 months, then tested in the evening and got a BFP a nice visible line, darker than in the morning! Mood was all over the place! 17 DPO: Got up before the alarm. Minor cramps, a little spotting, metallic taste in mouth. BFP line not fading, very good sign!! 18 DPO: woke up super early again. Cramping on the right, still spotting. Test getting darker :) 19 DPO: up early again, feel super energized. Spotting getting lighter, minor cramping in the morning getting worse towards evening. Very sensitive in the evening, still BFP line is not fading. Bloated. BFP on Clearblue digital!! (that didn't happen with CP) :D 20 DPO: spotting almost gone, only visible with BM (sorry for TMI), now spotting is mostly white mixed with a little brown. Bbs still tender, BFP line getting darker :) 21 DPO: lower backache today (on and off the past few days, but today a little more pronounced) heartburn, BFP like still dark. Spotting a little in the morning, then nothing. 22 DPO: woke up with painfully tender bbs! Felt like someone hit them! Still spotting a little throughout the day, some minor cramps and started to feel nauseous when I went shopping this morning. Tired towards the afternoon, but could also be due to waking up so early in the mornings. Right now I'm at 22 DPO. I've been to my GP and she confirmed with a blood test that I'm pregnant :D I have my first OBGYN appointment on Thursday to check that all my levels are where they need to be, as I am 35 and its considered a "higher risk" pregnancy from that age. I'll update as soon as I know more. Thank you all you wonderful ladies for sharing, and I hope this helps someone too! Apologies if its a bit long, but I thought the more details the better, that's what I was always happy to read when I was trying to conceive. Much love and baby dust to you all!!!! XXX

unexpected BFP for baby #2

I know reading the titled "unexpected BFP" when you're trying to conceive is a bit weird but I honestly thought we were out this month. Out of the last couple months we have been actively TTC and all of those months I thought this month is the month ended shattered with BFN & pre AF spotting. Quick back story. I have endo, diagnosed 2 years ago. We have been not trying, not protecting for 5ish months then actively trying for 2 months. I have had a miscarriage not long after finding out I had endo. (endometriosis). This month I tested for my ovulation. I was due to ovulate on the 01/02/2018 with AF due 15/02/2018 day after Valentines Day. Thing is, we completely missed O due to my partner working long days and getting home late and I was asleep as I work a full time job. So we BD 25/01/2018. So either I O'd sooner (which doesn't make sense as I was testing with ovulation strips or his swimmers stuck around for 4 days!!) Normally I get a trillion symptoms and think this is the month! This month was a few but nothing crazy. 1DPO-10DPO *so much lotion like CM. Like and excessive amount. To the point of going to the toilet just to wipe not to actually pee. (TMI) *tired, which I normally am leading up to O day but not so much after. The fatigue stuck around and just continued to get worse. 8DPO sore boobs kicked in. Now this was a bit of a hmm moment. Not because of the timing of sore boobs but the actually soreness of the boobs. Normally it might be underneath or the sides but this was my WHOLE boob. Top, sides, underneath except the nipples. The swelling and the veins. They were just on a whole other level!!! 9DPO *Mild cramps continued from here on out* I got my first wave of nausea after scoffing down my lunch at work and stuck around for a good few hours. 10DPO (implantation spotting - pink, and a few dots about the size of a 5cent coint (aussies) About 1:30am I went to the toilet and had light pink spotting. Weird because that would have made it a 27 day cycle and I average a 31 day cycle. Also my pre AF spotting is day before or morning of and light brown, never pink. I assumed my period was coming back to full flow without the pre AF spotting and just wore a tampon to bed. Gutted and majorly confused. Again, I was not expecting this to be a successful cycle but I did still hold hope with the few symptoms that I did have. 11DPO I woke and checked still no AF, no spotting, nada! So Weird! Boobs still feeling like they're about to explode. So hungry but got full super quick. Very, very fatigued. To the point that I was thinking if i'm not pregnant I need to go to the doctors and get my iron levels checked because this is getting hard to function. 12DPO (today) Still no AF. That's it. I'm going to pee on an ovulation strip and if it comes up postive i'm taking a pregnancy test.(apparently O tests come up positive if you're pregnant) BFN.... Screw it, i'm taking a test any way. Boil the kettle, Dip the test, made my morning coffee, check the test with expectation it will be BFN and BAM 2 lines! NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!! Tested again after work and two instant lines. I'm so happy and so scared at the same time that I'll lose this baby too. So i'm praying to my angels that they don't take this one away from me. Tomorrow being Valentines day, my partner and I don't do presents. We cook for each other, put my son to bed and normally chuck a movie on and just being in each others comfort. This year will be different. I've bought a box and put a pink and a blue jump suit in it, with a pregnancy test and a Valentines day card that has a Winnie the Pooh quote. "A grand adventure is about to begin" I told him I started spotting early, and never told him that it didn't eventuate into a period because I wasn't sure what was going on. So this will generally be a huge shock! Good luck to you all the are still on the TTC journey and when you times comes, which it will. I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months of joy and love.

Third time's the charm?

I'm sharing my story because I'm a nervous wreck inside. I've had two previous miscarriages. One at 8 1/2 weeks and one at 4 weeks. My husband and I believe that it's best to share with friends and family (outside of my parents of course, they're my rocks) once we know everything is okay. Today I got my BFP X's four after several months of painful TWWs and "Is that a line? I think it's a line!". So here we go! CD 16- EWCM - Did the deed - believe CD 17- Did the deed again for fun- Counting as O day. DPO 1-2- Nothing DPO 3. - Light cramping DPO 4- Mirgraine with vomiting ( threw up a very delicious and expensive lunch) DPO 5- Residual headache DPO 6- Nothing DPO 7-8 - Very moody. Lost it when my 2 yr old was acting up. I'm usually very very patient. DPO 9 - Gassy, moody ,boobs hurt, tired. Got very very hungry around 9pm. Had eaten just 4 hrs ago. Not normal for me. DPO 10 - Another migraine with nausea. Strong cramp on L. Side about 6:30am. Gassy. - hpt DPO 11 - Swollen gums on L. Side of mouth. DPO 12 - Very moody again but only at my husband. The site of him made me so angry not to mention his voice. He even asked me if my "eggo was preggo" because that's how I feel everytime I get pregnant. -hpt DPO 13 - Mild cramping. Feel like period is going to start. DPO 14 - Cramping. Checked cervix because I check regularly. Cervix med and med but OS opening very closed but tinge of pinkish blood. Thinking period is going to start but strange because I can usually get finger in OS when period is about to start ( I don't dare though). DPO 15 - No blood, light headache. Husband wanted to have some drinks for super bowl but said I better check. Expected period next day. + Hpts. Two on FR pink dye and 2 on FR blue dye. Those looking for info on cervix checking and pregnancy - What I've noticed from several months of checking my cervix is that the position and texture changes hour by hour, day by day, and even month by month. The thing that tipped me off was knowing if my OS is open or closed. Right now it is tightly closed for me. *** I always keep my nails trimmed and my hands washed very well before touching my cervix.

My First Baby !!

My TWW: 1 DPO - Nothing 2 DPO - Nothing 3 DPO - Woke up to a large pimple on my cheek (very strange for me at this time of my cycle) 4 DPO - Woke up to FIVE new pimples on my cheek and chin! I couldn’t believe it. They were huge and disgusting and super painful. 5 DPO - Cramping and pinching sensations near my uterus all day long, feeling a bit crappy at work, super tired and went to bed early. Acne is still bad. I get pimples on my shoulder in the afternoon WTF. 6 DPO - Nothing. 7 DPO - Cramping and pinching all day, acne starts to heal slightly, I felt so dizzy this day that I pulled over whilst driving 8 DPO- Dizzy again. I feel so confident that I was pregnant after all the acne that I took a test and get a stark white BFN. Very disappointed. 9DPO - Dizzy and Cramping. I have given up on the idea of being pregnant today. I’ve convinced myself that this isn’t my month. 10DPO - Cramping, Dizzy, acne is coming back again! 11DPO- Terrible Cramping all evening, I cried for two hours and told my partner “I am sick of everyone and everything” I was convinced AF was just around the corner due to all the cramping and crying. I was an emotional wreck all evening 12 DPO - I am in an AWESOME mood today, dancing around, laughing, feeling energised but I can’t stop thinking about when AF will be here and our next month ttc. I decided to do a pregnancy test so that the negative result will make me stop thinking about ttc and when I looked at it after walking away for a couple of minutes, I was so shocked- it was a BFP!!!! I tested four more times that day, all BFP and since then I’ve done about 12 more tests and had it confirmed by the doctor! OMG I’m going to be a mummy! FINALLY! I’m so terrified and excited all at the same time.
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BFP after 22 months, short luteal phase and Endo

I have been TTC for 22 months. I am 37 and started when I felt pressure to have a second at 35. I have endometriosis, hypothyroid, gastroparesis, as well as a short luteal phase which doctors kind of ignored and went straight to the I word. I can’t possibly do that bc of money. Anyway I have to say I had a feeling from the day I ovulated. Everything changed from the first day which was so different from my first pregnancy when I had no idea. I wanted to post this here because I stalked this site so many times but also because I Know the reason I got pregant and I think it may help others. I USED VITEX THIS CYCLE AND GOT PREGANT THE FIRST TRY AFTER 22 months, an endometriosis diagnosis and a short luteal phase (8-10 days). I took a risk because I know many people have had miscarriages on it but I have found enough reliable info for me that I was willing to try it. I will continue it to the end of the first trimester. I found information that explained that a short luteal phase is likely due to low progesterone and that is what the vitex helps! My O showed up four days early! So people who have miscarriages from it often actually have it from stopping (and therefore dropping progesterone) and not just from being on it. I know this got me pregnant so it’s a big step further than I was able to do without it. That being said, I got symptoms starting the day I ovulated. I chalked it up to the rise in progesterone from the vitex, which it may have been. There’s no way to tell bc I got pregnant the first cycle on it so I have nothing to compare it to. 1 dpo twitching in uterus like an eye twitch. Very annoying. Uterus felt hard. Belly very bloated. Lots of ovary cramping. 2 dpo- current: headaches and two migraines (these usually only happen during period) dizzy spells, emotional, feeling weepy occasionally. Cramps, ovary pain. Very slight tingling boobs on outside edge only. Nauseous all the time. Extremely forgetful and mixing things up. 9 dpo I woke up to a very pregnant looking belly and was like wtf if I’m not pregnant I need to stop eating at all. It’s also very hard like down low where your uterus is. I swear this began the very first day after the positive OPK. I have gained four pounds in a week. Got BFP THIS MORNING. Very dark in under a minute. The test looked different right away. That’s it ladies. Try that vitex just don’t go right off it bc your progesterone will drop!

BFP after Surprise Late Ovulation!

We have been using FAM for contraception, and I've always been pretty regular so there was rarely any guessing as to my fertile phases. I had been taking my BBT every morning for months on end, but it was stressing me out because I would obsess over every single little dip or rise in my charts. So, with my husband's blessing, I gave up on temping a few months ago and relied solely on other ovulation cues: EWCM and ovulation pain-- both of which are regular indicators for me... ...until THIS MONTH! I could have sworn I'd ovulated right on time, around CD 13. I had several days of copious EWCM and some very noticeable ovulation pain. Usually, these symptoms clear up suddenly as soon as ovulation is done. But in this month's case...I started getting clear, slick CM each day, beginning around CD 16. (Weird because I usually dry up right after ovulation). But it wasn't enough like true EWCM to raise my suspicions too much. And, I reasoned with myself, hadn't I already CLEARLY ovulated this month? Meh, it's fine, it's probably some weird fluke. [We resumed daily unprotected DTD around this time as well!] But on the night of CD 20 I started having what were unmistakably ovulation-like pains on my right side...followed by some very obvious EWCM the next morning. After doing some slightly panicked research online, I realized that my body just might have "geared up" for ovulation at the normal time this month, and then failed to actually follow through with it, until now. Oo boy. So I started tracking my symptoms by DPO, based on this new estimated ovulation date (either CD 20 or 21): CD 22: 1/2 dpo: - some right side pain - a few tiny left side pains (!) - gob of gummy/stretchy CLEAR cm - slick clear thin cm - In the evening: out of nowhere my left knee joint started really hurting. CD 23: 2/3 dpo: - dry cm - slept restlessly - angry - craving sugar - fleeting vague crampiness - moody - my stomach got super knotted-up and nauseated tonight during a discussion about vaccinations with my husband. This felt like anxiety but was really weird because it’s been a while since I’ve felt anxiety nausea about anything. - pounding heartbeat tonight - made cupcakes from a mix because I was craving them CD 24: 3/4 dpo: - still dry cm - woke up with heart still pounding — didn’t feel particularly anxious about anything though - assorted abdominal zings and pings - nausea this evening before dinner - Heart palpitations and nausea and chills after DTD tonight --- DTD was also painful internally. CD 25: 4/5 dpo: - cm is wetter, kind of milky (in AM) - then cm dried up again - Crampy legs and abdomen this morning, like typical vague PMS crampiness - Stabbing left boob pain this morning for a while - felt a bit dizzy/spacey early afternoon, while simultaneously (and suddenly) a bit nauseated. This passed. - stabbing/throbbing and significant pain near right hip bone late tonight, this lasted a few minutes and MIGHT have been just gas since I was having other gas pains around that time. [I think now this might have been implantation!] - bought a bag of sour Skittles and ate half of it late tonight (the other half in the morning) - lower right back feels “cricky” and it feels good to stretch it CD 26: 5/6 dpo: - misophonia/irritability/frustration in high swing (a typical PMS symptom for me) - some crampiness - cm still basically dry as a bone, saw a tiny tiny bit of yellowish-green mucus, which is also not unusual for me - some mild heartburn - vertigo while sitting down and working very still at my desk - somewhat gassy - anxiety and OCD flaring up CD 27: 6/7 dpo: - right uterine pinging pains for a while this morning — this has happened before so not too special - CM is picking up. Got a noticeable piece of stringy white stuff this morning — this has also happened multiple times at this point in the cycle in past months, not special - also got multiple noticeable fingertip-fuls of white creamy cm (finger to cervix) - Intermittent abdominal cramping - Mood is somewhat better. - A bit of mild heartburn - A few left boob stabbing pains - basically began sobbing happy tears just listening to sweet love songs while looking at photos of my husband and me, and crying because I love him so much (haha) - Convinced AF was on the way. Horrible "pre-cramping" in my abs, back, and legs tonight, and I feel like crap. - Several minutes of heart palpitations late tonight, really bothersome and concerning CD 28: 7/8 dpo: - slept terribly last night but this really was because of eating too much gluten and having caffeine too late in the day yesterday - several fingertip-fuls of creamy cm (finger to cervix) that was definitely yellowish when smeared on toilet paper - Surprisingly, basically no abdominal cramping today beyond maybe a whisper or two. - Legs were intermittently crampy though, ouch :( - In a surprisingly really good mood despite being tired

A new baby is coming!

I promised myself that I would write a message if I did get pregnant because reading the BFP stories gave me hope that it could happen to me. So I just got my +++ yesterday after over a year and a half trying to conceive. My husband had a vasovasostomy in May 2015 after having a vasectomy for 9 years. I am 38 years old. I was trully starting to believe that it would not happen. Here is a list of the symptoms that I had, starting at DPO6: DPO6: My breasts were heavy and sensitive; DPO7: I had a feeling of pinching in my ovaries, I was very tired and my breasts were still sore; DPO8: I felt like I was having fever, I was tired and my breasts were sore; DPO9: Same as DPO8; DPO10: Still having chills all the time, I had intense dreams during the night and I woke up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night; DPO11: I had chills, I had a bit of cramps in my uterus, I thought I was going to have my periods; DPO12: Feel more sensitive, my breasts are still sore, extremely vivid dreams; DPO13: I had menstrual cramps, I was certain that I was not pregnant and that my periods were going to start imminently; DPO14: Still had menstrual cramps, but no bleeding. My breasts are still sensitive and I feel a bit tired; DPO15: Strange feeling in what I think was close to my left ovary. Still have small cramps and when I push on my belly towards my uterus, it feels a bit painfull and heavy. I had diarhea in the afternoon. I decided to go by a test during the afternoon, and I could not believe what I saw. I am pregnant and so happy !!! Good luck to all. :-)

Finally me!

So I have to say thank Jesus! I know it’s because of him my 10 month infertility has come to an end. I know that may not seem like a long time but after the doctor told me I didn’t really have a chance a getting pregnant I knew I had to talk to a higher power i.e. God! Details: Cd 21: Dreamed I was at the doctor 38 weeks pregnant. Cd:23 Me and DH did the BD OD: I ovulated 1DPO: I felt hot! I guess this was a temp rise due to ovulation. 2DPO: nausea and watery CM 3DPO: Indegestion/ Heartburn, watery CM 4DPO: very hungry 5DPO: BFN (I originally thought I ovulated the week before. 6DPO: started Vitex so period should start. (I had been having issues with having a period). 7DPO: Vitex & red raspberry leaf (RRL) tea, very hungry, hot, tired, light cramps here and there. 8DPO: Vitex, RRL Tea, tender breast, watery cm, easily irritated, hungry, hot 9DPO: Vitex, hungry, sore nipples, watery CM, exhausted, easily irritated, more cramps 10DPO: Vitex, went and looked back at chart since period still hadn’t come (it only took 3 days of Vitex to start it last time). Watery cm, tired, very hungry. 11DPO: Vitex, RRL tea, ate ALL DAY! I couldn’t get full! I worked from our office break room so I could eat all day, tired, watery cm, breast tender, nipples sore, dull lower back pain on right side. 12DPO: Woke up to pee at 6am. I prayed and told God please let this be it! BFP on FRER and Walmart 88 cents text!!!! I am 30 soon to be 31 in 3 months!!!

BFP at 13dpo

I signed up just to share this with y'all because this site has helped me through the last 4 cycles. Here are my symptoms by dpo: O day: nothing special except emotional. Worried the donor will be unable to donate tonight. (It worked out, but later than I wanted) 1-7: sore boobs, emotional, heightened sense of smell. Nipples felt hot or moist. 8dpo: super dizzy every time I get up, this never happens unless I'm pregnant. Took a test, BFN. Cried, went to bed. 9dpo: woke up starving. No other symptoms. 10dpo: still dizzy, super hungry, a little heartburn in the pm. 11dpo: sore boobs, especially on the left. Heartburn. Endless appetite. SO TIRED. 12dpo: Decided to take a test when my wife got home. At the 3 minute mark it was blank, looked again at 4 minutes and saw a faint line. Thought I was out for the month but I saved the test. 13dpo: Took a test as soon as I woke up, not FMU because I got up in the middle of the night to pee. Another line at 4 minutes. Starting to get excited but also unsure if these are evap lines. 5pm: (12 hours later) Take a FRER as soon as the wife gets home, BFP in 30 seconds! CUE CRYING. 14DPO: Woke at 4 am to pee, took another test because I had a dream I wasn't really pregnant. POSITIVE. ❤❤❤
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