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BFP @ 11 DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DH and I have been TTC our first baby for 3 months now. I'm 25 and he is 24. Was convinced I had every symptom in the book during the first month we were TTC, but took a little more realistic approach with this month's symptoms. :)

BD'd two days before O, on O day and two days after O day [confirmed by OPKs and temp].

1 DPO - No notable symptoms.

2 DPO - Felt bursting with pee at 4 in the morning even though I didn’t drink any liquids before or near bedtime the night before. Other than that - no symptoms at all whatsoever.

3 DPO - Mild constipation..could be unrelated? No other notable symptoms.

4 DPO - Mild breast tenderness [normal between O and AF]. Very small amount of clear wet CM.

5 DPO - Bloated. Small amount of wet CM.

6 DPO - Bloated. Breasts hurting SLIGHTLY on sides [again, this is normal]. Bit of a runny nose and headache in the morning...nothing too noteworthy though. Very tired in the afternoon [sometimes normal]. Experiencing some back pain.

7 DPO -Big spike in temperature. Tossed and turned all night/having hot flashes. Woke up with a pounding headache [could be because I didn’t sleep well?]. Tinge of a sore throat. Feeling very fluish w/ very high temp. Weird heart palpitations in the morning which scared me, as I never feel this. Did some research and apparently this can happen in pregnancy?? Experiencing lower back pain and neck pain [odd]. Achy feeling all over. Continuous headache and drowsiness. Overall feeling out of it...just not fully myself.

8 DPO - Temp takes a large drop in the morning. Lowest post O temp yet [but still above coverline!]. Feeling deflated/irritable/depressed. Feel like I'm out for the month. No notable symptoms at all whatsoever. Not even a tingle! Went to gym and biked for an hour.

9 DPO - Big rise in temperature. Slightly nauseous/headache in the morning/runny nose - feeling very fluish again w/ the rise in temp. Tired [napped a couple hours late afternoon]. Sensitive teeth. Full breasts. 4 sharp shooting pains in left boob.

10 DPO - Another rise in temp. Woke up very constipated..second time this week. [very unusual for me - I have bowel movements like clockwork]. Feeling a little queasy but can’t justify as full on symptom. Full breasts. Took a dollar store pregnancy test first thing in the morning and within 10 minutes, I could make out VERY FAINT line. It was BARELY there [had to turn it in the light a certain way to be able to make it out]

11 DPO - Tossed and turned all night. Hot flashes. Vivid dreams [dreamed I was pregnant]. Woke up around 4:00am and temp was very high. Took a first response pregnancy test at 5am and it came back as immediately POSITIVE. Later in the day felt heightened sense of smell and nauseous.

12 DPO - Took digital pregnancy test and it comes back pregnant. Feeling on and off waves of subtle nausea/runny nose/headache and I'm thirsty.

Most prominent out of place symptoms for me were bloating, constipation and on/off flu like symptoms with higher temperatures than normal. All symptoms were SUPER MILD up until I started feeling fluish on DPO 7.

Everyone always talks about sore boobs, cramps/pulls/tugs, creamy/lotiony CM and extreme exhaustion, but I haven't really felt any of these things thus far...so if you don't feel any of these "standard" symptoms, then that's okay.

Things done differently this month:

Used preseed for the first time [used every time we BD'd].
Used OPK for the first time.
Exchanged skim milk for whole milk [drank a glass of whole milk a day].
DH and I joined a gym a couple months ago and we've both been working out regularly since then.
Made DH start taking a multi vitamin about a month ago and I think it helped!!
Drank a lot of grapefruit juice

I wish I could say that I took a relaxed approach and didn't obsess and stress out over every little thing regarding TTC/BDing on time/temperature, etc...but that's not the case. I obsessed the entire time and I'm so happy that despite my craziness, we were still able to conceive. So if you're one of the crazies like me, just know that it can still happen despite the obsessiveness...not saying it's a good thing or the best option lol..but it is still possible to conceive in that state of mind.

We are THRILLED right now but also scared because it still so early [I'm almost 4 weeks]. Praying for a healthy 9 months.

BFP with PCOS/Clomid 2nd attempt

Hi Ladies,
I have been stalking this site since a long time and I decided that when I get a BFP I will write and pass on encouragement and hope to other fellow women going through this trauma..
I m 29 year old and my hubby is 32 years old. We have been trying to conceive for a year. I knew i had PCOS since I was 15 years old. My gynac at that time said "Make sure you try for babies right away because you would have trouble". Fast forward to today. We went to RE after reading good reviews about him. Our first appointment lasted for 2 hours, he explained everything and course of action. We started with clomid 100 for 5 days in May. I fell pregnant in June. However the HCG kept reducing and I had very early miscarriage. I was heart broken and cried for days. Doctor suggested trying clomid again for the next cycle, however my left ovary was very stubborn and the dose didn't help the follicle to grow as required. He then up my dose further. I ovulated little late than last month and unlike last month I didn't had the usual ovulation cramps which made me think this month is wasted as well.
14 days after my positive OPK, I checked tried HPT, i had no hopes and got a BFN. Doctor told me just wait for periods, if it doesnt show up in 3 days try HPT again. After 3 days, tried the HPT, and voila BFP! I could believe my eyes, I woke my husband at 4.45 am to ask him if he could see the line or I m hallucinating.. how can it be possible. Next day did a blood draw and HCG came out to 284! Did followup HCG and it had the right value again.

Frankly speaking we didn't do anything different than last month, had folic acid supplement,metformin and healthy lifestyle. I had my ultrasound last week and saw a bright beating heart.. which brought me to tears!

Today I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and I didnt had any nausea , morning sickness or crazy cramps. In fact I dont feel pregnant at all. I do have food aversions, frequent trip to bathroom, bad acne.

Hoping and praying for a healthy baby and full term.

For all those ladies out there, no matter what happens or what people say.. don't lose hope! Medicine and science has come too far along and maybe you would live the marvel in your lifetime!

Greatest gift from God

Me and my husband have been together since 09'. He was a senior I was a junior in high school we've never used protection and I've never been pregnant. July 21 2016 was our one year anniversary and we were planning to start fertility treatments next cycle. I guess God just wanted us to be married and finish college before we started a family.

DH age:24
Me:23
Lmp: 7/15
Cycle length: 25 days

Supplements used af to O
First cycle using these
*castor oil packs
*self fertility massages
*maca root capsules 500mg 2x a day
*serrapeptase(doctors best brand) 2x a day
*emergen-c packet everyday even after O

Last day of period was 7/20 so me and hubby were good to start BD for anniversary

Sex: 7/21, 7/24, 7/27
Ovulation day:7/26 clear blue opk confirmed

1dpo-3dpo:increased sex drive
4dpo: painful cramping
6dpo-present(10dpo):super sensitive tender nipples
8dpo-present(10dpo):increased sex drive
10dpo:cramping brownish spotting to early for period

Took a ept a hour ago not FMU and semi dark line

GOT MY BFP!!!!!!! after seven years by the grace of God I'm super overjoyed pray this little Lamb sticks and I have a healthy pregnancy

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1st month trying! bfp 9dpo!!

Holy crap! NEVER in a million years would I have thought I would conceive my 1st month actually trying. We have talked about having a baby last month so we pretty much were trying without actually trying. This month we decided we were actually going to try. I got my period July 1st the day before my birthday and ovulated on the 22nd of July. Keep in mind we work at opposite time of the day so we only had time to bd 5 times that month. we did it on the ( 6th, 12th, 16th, 21st, and 22nd) here were my symptoms leading up to the BFP

1dpo: nothing
2dpo: sticky cm
3dpo: very fatigued, heavy cough
4dpo: very fatigued, light acne, light nausea, light upper backache, stuffy nose, heavy cough
5dpo: light nausea, light cramps, heavy cough
6dpo: sharp pain under belly button (implantation??) nausea, heavy cough
7dpo: light sore throat, medium cough, medium upper backache
8dpo: nothing
9dpo: light fatigue, light cramps. (tested ebay cheapie, FAINT LINE)

Today im 12dpo and I used a first response and a VERY DARK BFP!!!

so I have extremely irregular periods I get about 2 a year so for my irregular ladies my advice to you is to NEVER lose hope!! Also PRAY I prayed every night for someone else then I pray for this this to be the month! praying never fails <3

always I was a twin anyone thing its likely I have twins?? just curious?

BFP with hydrosalpinx and severe OHSS

I’m writing this as living proof that there is hope for all of us to get pregnant, as impossible as it may seem. Hopefully, my story will give you ladies a bit of light and positivity.

Warning: Extremely long post incoming!

DH and I have been trying to get preggers for 5 years. We have gone to 4 gynaecologists, and none of them ever suggested a full set of tests to make sure we don’t have any issues. Instead, they tried all the different kinds of drugs including 9 months of clomid which really ruined my mental and physical state of my body. We didn’t know better then, and even turned to fortune telling, religion, traditional chinese medicine, everything that gave us a bit of hope.

We didn’t know what was the issue but the BFNs every month was really getting to me. I honestly thought that I’m one of those women that could never get a BFP on a HPT, and can only rely on blood tests, which I have done on several occasions and obviously it led to a sad BFN.

Finally, we tried IUI. DH and I took leave and everything just for the procedure, and at the procedure table, the doctor could not get the catheter through my cervix and told me I have a pin-hole cervix, so it wasn’t successful at all. But I found out later from my IVF journey that I actually don’t have a pin-hole cervix and that the gynae previously just doesn’t have the skill.

That was the last straw for us. We went on a trip to Europe and took a break. When we got back, I told DH that we should go to a specialist. He agreed and on our very first appointment with the director of IVF at a local public hospital, we got an array of tests that we were supposed to do before seeing her again to be able to discuss next steps.

That’s when we found out that I have a moderate hydrosalpinx in my left tube. I was devastated when the doctor told us that IVF is the only way.

I have always blamed my stress for all the BFNs we’ve had and I thought of quitting my job to focus on getting pregnant. But thank God that I have the most amazing boss and she let me take sporadic breaks with no specific dates.

So we went on the waiting list for our first IVF treatment. Waited for 3 months and it finally came.

I honestly feel that IVF is an incredible act of love as we signed up for pain to have a bit of chance that normal people already possess to get pregnant. In our case, hydrosalpinx lowers that chance further by about 50%.

Alas, the stims started. Daily painful injections where the liquid stings as it entered. Tapered needles where the tip of the needle is slightly curved, like a torture tool. I’m sure DH felt the pain as he administered them for me. And then there were the painful blood tests.

One thing about me is that I am extremely terrified of needles and my threshold of pain is almost sub zero but this journey has forced me to push many boundaries. In my mind, I kept thinking of the child that we are going to have and I just bit down and overcome them one by one. I am seriously amazed at my progression.

Then the egg retrieval day came. I was already bloating horribly from all the stims but no one told me what was really going to happen. They told me that I’d feel uncomfortable, and that I will have slight bloating and nausea but it will go away.

This is true for the ladies that went for the same procedure after me. When I woke up from the anaesthesia, I could not move and the pain from my ovaries was super intense. 4 ladies who got wheeled out after me had changed and walked out of the recovery area, as if nothing happened. 2 hours passed and I still could not get up and the nurses would not release me until I have passed urine, which was extremely painful.

That was when the nurse told me that they have extracted 26 eggs from me and that I might need to take this really expensive medication to prevent OHSS from happening as I am at high risk for it. OHSS is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. I didn’t think that this OHSS is anything that bad but now that I am in the midst of severe OHSS, I do not wish my worst enemy to get it. It is seriously nothing I have ever encountered.

Eventually, I did pass urine after forcing myself to drink a few cups of milo and I have never felt this level of achievement from such a simple task.

From this point on, the real nightmare started. I could not sleep lying down flat on my back or on my sides because it caused excruciating pain. I have to sleep sitting upright. My back was hunched when I tried to walk. Well, I wouldn’t call it walking. My belly looked like it was 5 months pregnant. Just drinking or eating a little makes me feel really full and tight and my lungs felt like there are at my throat. I was severely constipated and I could not even try as a little pressure down there caused pain. I also could not sleep well at night due to being so uncomfortable. I have gotten OHSS and I didn’t know then.

The Missing Link

I’ve trolled numerous pregnancy forums in my TTC journey, so I hope my tale provides wisdom and inspiration to others. I’m a 34-year-old diabetic who naturally conceived in May 2015. However, this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage eight weeks later. My husband and I were devastated, but we were optimistic about the future because I have a 13-year-old daughter and he has three kids. Thus began a complicated quest to produce a seed that we would both share.

Following our miscarriage, I was repeatedly told by medical experts that I could easily conceive again. Take your prenatals, have sex, and let nature do the rest. That was basically my prescription, the antidote, the magical cure. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out that way.

I received a handful of negative results over the next several months. I gradually became desperate and obsessed. Every month we’d try something new. I tempted for a week and a half; we used preseed on occasions; I implemented softcups after sex; we invented new positions; I experimented with herbal remedies and unprescribed clomid; I utilized LH strips and ovulation kits, and even took this matter to prayer.

The Lord’s responses seemed vague at the time, but He would answer in a variety of ways. I’d receive dreams about babies, fish, and eggs. I was told all would work out according to God’s plan. That did little to keep my worries and fears at bay. There were a few times I got a squinter or a faint positive on a FRER or HCG strip, but AF rolled around every month like clockwork so I dismissed those results as evap lines or minor flukes.

Eventually, I sought medical advice. My OB ordered an HSG, which reported total blockage in both tubes. So she referred me to a fertility specialist who then referred me to an endocrinologist for my sugar. This turned out to be the missing link. According to one site, “a woman with higher than normal glucose levels does get pregnant month after month. Unfortunately her diabetes status prevents that embryo from implanting in the uterus, causing a miscarriage before she ever realizes she is pregnant.”

It turns out I wasn’t infertile or dealing with blocked tubes. I experienced a string of chemical pregnancies in the months that followed our miscarriage. That’s why I kept getting faint positive results. So I eliminated ALL sugar from my diet and biked 10-20 miles a day on my stationary. Within six weeks my glucose level had dropped from 500+ points to under 110 points. Shortly thereafter, my BFP arrived.

Here are my TWW symptoms:

CD1 – CD7: AF comes and goes.

CD10 – CD11: We BD three times without the aid of KY or preseed.

CD12 – CD13: Diarrhea

CD15: We BD again. I noticed a brown discharge and experienced severe cramps in the evening.

CD16: Sore bbs with a mucus discharge.

CD17: We BD again. This time I noticed a white discharge and a few cramps on my left side.

CD18: I tested early and got a negative result on an HCG strip.

CD20 – CD22: I experienced cramps, a sore scalp that lasted for two days, and a creamy white discharge.

CD23: I had some nausea along with a red-brownish discharge.

CD24: We BD again. OPK = Low fertility (blank circle).

CD25: More white discharge. OPK = Low fertility. HCG Test = faint positive.

CD26: Brown spotty discharge.

CD28: I felt sharp, searing pain near my belly button and vurped a couple of times. AF is due today but didn't arrive, so I gave it a few more days.

CD29: Extremely gassy.

CD30: Extremely sore bbs accompanied by a white creamy discharge.

CD32: No AF. OPK = Peak fertility (solid smiley). HPT = BFP.

Am I Finally Pregnant?

Evening ladies after 4 long and hard years (including 4 failed IVF's) trying to concieve I received a very faint Positive this morning.

Would you agree this is a positive? Hope im not imaging it xxx

I prayed for this bean to stay stuck...

So my husband 36 and myself 33 have been ttc since we were married in 2011 almost five years! We had one pregnancy that lasted for 11 weeks and three chemical pregnancies. Well here is how I received my BFP this time :)

I was on 50mg of clomid the two cycles previously but ran out of prescription.
I usually take .125mcg of synthroid and 7.5mg two times daily of Sustained release T3 for my Hypothyroidism, however I upped my T3 to 15mg twice a day to see if it made me more energetic as I kept forgetting my mid day dose and had tons of extras.

I was on quite a sushi kick for the TWW, however before we all panic it was cooked sushi!
Started going to a chiropractor as I had hip/back issues and had one massage too.
Didn't do ovulation testing due to it being a break cycle and no fertility meds, however we maintained our schedule with pre-seed and softcup combo CD 8 - CD 12. Didn't really track nothing this month as I just feel like a failure after years and years!

We did the deed on CD 5, CD 8, CD 10, CD 12, CD 18. My cycles are max 23 days, usually 21 so we were on a family trip and came back on CD 24 and tested mid afternoon and it came up positive. I just thought I was late from the clomid in my system from previous two months?! Totally shocked as I haven't had any symptoms that I can recall, maybe a bit tender breasts and frequent peeing, little diarrhea on CD 17 now I am a bit dizzy CD 25? Which all before have happened with no BFP.

I hope this is the one that sticks for us, I would be more than blessed and would thank the heavens above!!!

Wishing you all the luck on your ttc :)

Bfp aged 39

History

One failed Ivf cycle but bfp naturally the month after (2012). Happy healthy 3 yr old girl conceived whilst on holiday with friends.

Prior to this history of miscarriages and after daughter no pregnancies for 3 years. Was about to give up hope and did Ivf with full expectation it would fail like it had before. I do want to impart advice on things I think made this cycle of ivf successful.

1. I made a series of lifestyle changes. I walked 3.5 miles a day 5 times a week ( I noticed improved blood circulation and stronger nails). This was one year in advance.

2. 2 weeks before I did 'cupping' therapy to get rid of all the bad blood.

3. One month before I gave up chocolate to reduce sugar highs...3 days before egg collection I kept 2 days of fasting Ie no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. This boosts your immune system.

4. During meds I went on short holiday to UAE to get some sun and see my friends

5. During meds my friend bought a large watermelon and huge box of cherries which I ate copious amounts of.

6. In middle of night I prayed really hard- I believe in power of prayer.

7. Day before ET I had acupuncture and also 3 sessions every other day thereafter.

8. I watched comedy videos just before et ( in hospital ) and immediately after. It's important to laugh .

9. Did not sleep well throughout Ivf due to work and 3 yr old. Made sure hubby and I did not bicker....luckily et on Saturday but back to work on Monday as normal. I seriously thought it was not going to work so had low expectations.

10. Day 8 after et, very faint line on test . Day 9 took digit and it was bfn. Day 12 bfp on digital!!!

11. From Ivf I produced 11 follicles, 5 eggs retrieved, only 2 embryos survived , one grade 2+ and other grade 2-. 3 day transfer with two embryos planted.
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Almost 6 weeks no bleeding and nausea feeling. Wish me luck and lots of baby dust to you all... It will happen, just do some of the above and whatever works for you!!!

10 DPO BFP!! Hello, Rainbow Baby!

I'm going to try to keep this short, but... we'll see how that goes. Scroll to the bottom for symptoms by DPO.

I took Clomiphene (50mg) days 5-9 this cycle. This was my 6th time taking Clomiphene and have had a chemical pregnancy, a "missed miscarriage" at 7w5d and a loss after seeing a heartbeat at around 11w. Our most recent loss was a baby girl with Trisomy 8.
I also use Preseed lubricant internally, but I ran out on O day this cycle. We had sex every other day up until O and had sex the day before, day of, and the day after my positive OPK. I use Wondfo OPKS and they always stay positive for at least 2 days.

O day- CD 16, hardly any CM at all (worried)
DPO 1- crampy, crazy vivid dreams
2- more vivid dreams, EWCM?
3- vivid dreams
4-
5- mild cramping starts
6-mild cramping, backache, was pretty sure I was pregnant because of the backache, very tired
7- mildly crampy, backache, diarrhea in AM (big clue), very tired
8- weird green CM, tired
9-BFN, thought I was out, BAD gas
10- very faint positive in am on Wondfo, showed my husband and he saw it too, took 3 more tests including 2 Wondfos and a FRER around noon-- all positive! Never have gotten a positive this early.
11-13 more positives
14- Confirmed pregnancy at OBs office

The dead giveaways this cycle were the mild cramping and backache, although my cramping was much more severe last time I got pregnant. Also, I was exhausted! Luckily I was on vacation that whole week and I took naps or went to bed early during the last part of my TWW.

Good luck to everyone TTC and my heart goes out to everyone seeking their rainbow. I am terrified of another miscarriage, but I'm trying to take it day by day and just be thankful for another chance. We are praying for a healthy baby in early March.

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