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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.

First Time TTC BFP!

This is my boyfriend and I's first time ttc. So I thought that I was going crazy when I was having symptoms so early after our first time, I thought I was just symptom spotting. On Christmas my boyfriend and I decided that we were ready to have a child. My estimated ovulation was the 28th. Now this may or may not be accurate because I have never really tracked my cycles before, a lot of times my periods came a few days early or a few days late, so I never really cared to track them, I just kind of went with it (and I never really ever had a reason to). So the ovulation date I am using is just my estimate based on the date I had my period in December. We DD on Christmas, the 28th, 31st, and 1st, just in case my ovulation was later than expected. 1-3 dpo: Slight cramps, almost like period cramps, but not quite as harsh. They were just kind of irritating 4-7 dpo: EXHAUSTED. On New Years Eve I woke up at 6 a.m. and ended up staying up until 6 a.m. on New Years Day and then only slept for like 4 hours, so I assumed when I took a 6 hour nap later that evening it was because I just hadn't gotten enough sleep. But the next few days afterwards I was still getting between 8-12 hours of sleep a night, but when I woke up, I was still exhausted. This is extremely unusual for me considering I usually sleep very poorly. 8-10dpo: I didn't really have any symptoms between 8-10dpo. 11-14dpo: Sore boobs. My boobs usually get sore the week before AF, so I didn't think much about it. They were mostly just tender to the touch, again nothing unusual. I was also extremely emotional and moody (coming from my boyfriend) Which is also not really uncommon the week before my period. At this point I just decided to wait to see if AF came instead of testing, because I was convinced AF was right around the corner and I didn't want to be disappointed. 14-18dpo: My boobs were extremely sore. I could barely move without complaining about them, at this point I knew something was off with my body because they had never felt like this before, even before and during AF. For a regular 28 day cycle AF was due on 15 dpo and she didn't show up, but as I said, I knew my day of ovulation could have been slightly off so I was going to give it until the end of the week to see if AF showed up. 19 dpo: BFP!!! I couldn't wait until the end of the week because I was just too tired of waiting, so I had my boyfriend pick up some tests on the way home from work and I took them around 6 p.m. I used the digital kind so I couldn't convince myself there were two lines if there really wasn't. Both came up "pregnant" in like a minute. 20 dpo: Took a third test this morning with same "pregnant" result!

Wow Prayers Work! Don’t Give Up, Pray To God!

Hello everyone my name is Kaiyla and for a looking time I been trying to have a baby, to be honest ever since I lost my virginity at 18. I had a boyfriend (my girls for 2 1/2) years, we ended. Then I met my EX James and we were engaged and together for 3 years unfortunately I had a abortion and a miscarriage with him.... I then met my soulmate, my husband :) My husband and I have been together for only 6 months and married for 2 months! It was turkey love at first site! Him and I been trying to get pregnant for 3 months and NOTHING! I would do everything! I even was so desperate I started watching infertility YouTube videos and desperately trying to find answers! I figured since I’m in perfect health and 23 years old I shouldn’t have any issues with conceiving!, I began buying natural fertility herbs with my cycles. Viitex, Macao roots, natural progesterone cream, raw prenatals, prenatal DHA, and digital and cheapie OPKs Finally 3 months of trying I got sore achy boobs and at 8-9dpo I got faint lines and a Official BFP at 10 DPO! Here’s some by DPO symptoms 1DPO-5DPO hot temp between 97.88-97.99 Left pelvic pain tender breast , school glue cm, neg hpt 6DPO-11DPO HOT TEMP!, cramps Cervix closed and firm 12FPO POS HPT AT 8:50 vomiting

In Shock! BFP @ 10DPO

I apologize in advance, this is going to be a long post. All of these BFP stories have gotten me through many TWWs so I had to pay it back! DH and I have one DS (11y/o) and have been TTC #2 for 15 months. We got a BFP in June 2017 which ended in miscarriage at 7w5d. We took a couple months off to recoup and started TTC again in October. My cycles are pretty regular 30-32 days with ovulation on CD 16/17. I use the Ovia App and CM to track ovulation, and this is the second month that I have also been tracking my BBT. I have been taking prenatal vitamins throughout the whole TTC journey, and started a regular workout schedule about 3 months ago (I am average weight but I wasn't very healthy/active). DH and I did the BD every other day from CD 10 - CD 20 to make sure we covered every possible fertile day. Also, I ate pineapple core everyday from O Day to today (10DPO). Iv'e read online that eating pineapple core helps with implantation and I figured it couldn't hurt to try, maybe it helped! This TWW has not been much different from all the others but here are my symptoms by DPO: CD 17- O Day - BD - EWCM - Tingling sensation in bbs 1DPO - NYE - No symptoms 2DPO - BD - White/creamy/stretchy CM - Gassy 3DPO - Watery CM - Tired at work - Sore bbs at the gym during workout 4DPO - Watery CM - Twinges in abdominal area when standing up too fast - Strange warm feeling in my stomach (IDK how else to explain it, it just felt warm) 5DPO - Creamy/wet CM, constant wet feeling - Random twinges of pain in bbs throughout the day - Pain on right side of lower abdomen - Weird warm feeling in stomach again - Dizzy/lightheaded in PM, lasted a few minutes 6DPO - White/creamy/thicker CM - Stuffy nose/Cold symptoms when waking but gone before I got to work - Dull ache in lower abdomen - Dizzy/lightheaded in PM again 7DPO - BD - Creamy/white CM - nipple soreness 8DPO - CM disappeared - Nipple soreness - Gassy 9DPO - Still no CM, started feeling out this month - Dizzy/lightheaded during PM workout 10DPO - Creamy/stretchy/yellowish/snot-like CM (gross sorry!) - Woke up and felt dizzy/lightheaded when trying to get out of bed. (Being dizzy/lightheaded is not normal for me) - Remembered I had a 2 pack of FRER tests that I was saving for a time when AF was finally late! I normally don't test early because I HATE seeing BFN's, but the dizzy spells were really making me wonder so I took the test even though I knew it was too early. I was brushing my teeth and barely glanced at the test because I just knew it was going to be a BFN, but it was positive! It was a faint positive, but definitely positive, not even a squinter! Two Lines!! BFP @ 10DPO w/FMU on a FRER! I am still in total shock, it just doesn't feel real yet. I am going to tell DH when he gets home from work today. It is still very early but I am so happy! Fingers crossed for a sticky bean!! Good luck and baby dust to you all!

BFP @ 8dpo

Like everyone says; I cannot believe after reading story after story, that I would be here. I have a (almost) 5 year old little girl from a previous relationship. I am now 23 almost 24. Pregnant with #2. Unfortunately I am going to be a single mom to two... I am nonetheless excited, scared and so nervous! After I had my daughter and when I eventually stopped breast feeding her (19 months!) I tracked my cycles through a handy dandy app.. I average a 28/30day cycle. I typically ovulate on CD15/16 ODpo: DTD, felt crampy after wards, had ewcm that night.. Nothing out of the unordinary. 1Dpo: still cramping, mainly from right side. Creamy cm. 2dpo: my goodness my bbs hurt, I noticed my nipples were hella erect. Never experienced that before. Crampy. 3dpo: had a emotional fit over xmas. Weird dream, cramps and just bleh. Creamy cm. 4dpo: tingly bbs, cramps. Just had a "feeling" my bbt was still high 98.3 my bbs felt "hot", my heart beat seemed to be fast too. Idk how to explain it but it felt like it was beating a lot faster than before. Weird dreams. Chapped lips. Gassy. Clear watery cm. CP high and soft. 5dpo: forgetful. Tired. Moody. Kind of blah. Then around 6pm i had the most period like cramps and my bbs were throbbing, mainly on the sides. I literally thought AF was going to burst through the flood gates. Bought three pregnancy tests. 6dpo: absurdly tested. Bfn. Duh. Less crampy more twingy. Tired. Blah. Clear watery Cm. 7dpo. Woke up craving broccoli! I needed raw broccoli and lots of it. Crampy (I was mainly cramping at night time. I noticed when I went to lay down. To go to bed.) Weird dreams. Clear watery cm. irritated. Slight heart burn. My toddler is driving me nnnnuts! So touchy and loving (bless her heart) my skin felt so dry and itchy I was going bonkers itching my head my legs, my arms. 8dpo: I just knew.....dun dun dun. Yes I just couldn't help myself but go into dollar tree buy some tests and start testing. BFP. Faint but it's super there. Bought three more at Walmart after that. FRER 6 days sooner. faint positive and took less than a minute maybe two to show.. Going to keep testing until AF was due. I'm in disbelief. But God blessed me for a reason and I should embrace it.
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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!!!

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