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Omg bfp finally!!!!!

So I've been TTC since November 2016. Had an abortion done October 2016. Been depressed, sad,angry to mention but a few. All other cycles I took folic acid then found out it was messing with my cycles,so this month august I decided to stop taking any prenatal vitamins. I usually run a 28/29 day cycle but of recent it became sporadic 24-28-31 .I was just fed up of trying too damn much.so this month I put away everything and then just help on to Prayer..prayer..prayer and fasting. That was all I did differently this cycle..yh also I was told I had pcos I think February this year..but I didn't let it weigh me down,in fact I rebuked it and kept my faith strong!
I wasn't really symptom spotting but these are what I could remember:
Period---3 to 7th of August 2017
Bd on 9,11,12,14
Ovulation--16th or 17th not sure, buh I felt ovulation cramps on right side more on the 17th
1dpo----nothing..no symptoms.BD
2dpo to 10dpo-----nothing much..just breast tenderness which I normally have when auntflo is on her way. BD 3dpo ,5dpo
11dpo.----nothing changed..I also noticed all through I was extremely dry down there.BD
12dpo----was suppose to see my period today. Had cramps ,even had a sanitary pad on but nothing.be too
13dpo----went to the market and felt so dizzy and tired and thirsty too.got a cheat strip and tested. To my greatest surprise bfp immediately. Still having cramps on both sides
I know its not easy to relax..hell no I didn't. But if you study your bible daily you would see God's promises.
Fruit of the womb is a reward from the lord,ask him for your reward.
Also in the bible, he said go forth and multiply..again claim this.
Another scripture...declare a thing and it shall CME to pass, declare fruitfulness in your life.
Then the verse about Hannah in the bible..she cried out her heart to God..not on the bed..not to people..not to doctors but to God.and God opened her womb, cry out to God only ..and he will open ur womb in Jesus might name. Amen

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BFP on CD31

I have been following this page in my journey TTC for 1 year and always dreamed of typing a post like this myself.
I just got my BFP on CD31 (Im guessing about 16DPO)
I am in shock, i have never seen two lines out of the millions of tests I've done.
A little background info: i have PCOS
Round 1 of 50mg Clomid i ovulated but didnt get pregnant
Round 2 50mg i did not ovulate and had a 50 day cycle
Round 3 50mg same as round 2 with 60 day cycle - had to induce AF on both rounds
Round 4 100mg - same thing

My Gynae suggested a laparoscopy, ovarian drilling and a DNC which i had on 17 July 2017. He drilled my ovaries and found & removed mild endometriosis. My tubes were not blocked. I had already started taking Provera to induce AF before the surgery.
AF came on 27 July 2017.
Did 1 round of FEMARA 5mg on days 4-8 seeing as clomid didnt work in the past
Follicle scan on CD9 discovered 1 egg at 13mm and my Gynae said i would ovulate in about 5 days time
I was so sick and tired of temping that i didnt temp this cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
CD 13 - Dull cramps (i guess ovulation about to happen)
CD 15 - had to go to the hospital because i had terrible cramps that i could not even stand straight or walk. They did blood tests to check it was not my appendix and all was clear - so im guessing that was ovulation day. We BD anyway
CD 21 - Headache all day and tired & small twinges in my lower abdomen
CD22-CD31 - Cramping like small twinges on and off everyday and SORE nipples & sides of my boobs.

We BD on CD11, CD12 & CD15

BFN on CD24 and CD27
I tested on CD31 (26 August) because my husband insisted because that night was his 40th birthday party and i was going to drink alcohol - and got my BFP straight away

Ladies i just want to say DON'T GIVE UP!!! It will happen. Explore ALL options and do research. Last but not least: PRAY PRAY PRAY! God is so so good. Tell him what you want and it will happen in HIS time!

I wish you all baby dust and a BFP :-)
xxxx

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BFP BY DPO with our second

I've been on this site everyday for the past two weeks. It was such a rollercoaster - some days I knew for sure I was pregnant and some days I thought I was just kidding myself because I didn't feel anything. Here are my symptoms by dpo.

I think I O'd between the 9-11th but I cant say for sure because I had no ewcm. BD'd on the 7th, 10th and 11th. (This is our first month "trying" not really trying just thought if it was God's plan it would happen. :)

1-2 DPO: sharp pains in lower abdomen on both sides. Lasted for a little while.
3-4 DPO: extremely constipated and gassy which is unusual for me since I go every morning after my coffee and am never gassy.
EXHAUSTED. I fell asleep on the floor of my sons room while playing with him.
5-6 DPO: not much except still gassy. Also should throw in that I had absolutely NO CM this time around.. I thought for sure I wasn't preg because with my first I had ALOT of it. Also still feeling pretty tired and run down
7 DPO: woke up feeling hungover (didn't drink) pulling feeling in lower abdomen, gassy.
8 DPO: had one beer and felt drunk - exhausted I could fall asleep anytime anywhere. Twinges on my sides. I could smell everything.
9 DPO: tested on FRER and BFN - I just felt so out of it this day. Went grocery shopping with my hubby and he kept asking me what was wrong, I couldnt stand for long periods of time bc I felt so dizzy and lightheaded.
10 DPO: woke up with a HUGE migraine - I get them every so often but this one was killer and I ended up going to the hospital. They did a preg test and it came back negative. I told the nurse I thought I might be preg if it was too early to tell and he said their tests are 100% accurate (eye roll, yeah ok)
11 DPO: was pretty at peace with it at this point but I started having AF cramps so I took another test first thing in the morning - BFP!!!
Took a second one and another BFP.

I will test again tomorrow -hubby and I are saying all the prayers for our little bean. Baby dust to you ladies!!

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BFP 14 months after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...

CD1-5: AF

CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13

BD days:10,12,14.

1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

BFP on 3rd cycle

This is our third cycle ttc after having a chemical pregnancy two cycles ago. My cycles are all over the map but due to ewcm on Thursday 20th we bd that day along with two days before and one day after.

1-3dpo-nothing
4dpo- I noticed I had ewcm all day again! I panicked that this was actually ovulation and my husband was out of town so I figured we might be out this month.
5-7dpo-nothing.
8dpo- yellowish cm when wiping once
9dpo- bloated tested with store brand test and saw a hint of a blue line but I've seen these blue lines in previous cycles and it wound up being negative so I threw it out.
10dpo- felt like I was sucked of all energy. I was so exhausted and went to bed at 8pm
11dpo- tested with fmu clear blue digital bfn. Felt run down, bloated, nipples on fire and felt like I was pregnant due to tightness and mild cramps in my uterus so at 9pm tested frer and saw a faint faint pink line! I have never seen a second line on these tests before so I knew I wasn't imagining things.
12dpo - ran out early morning and bought more frer and tested with fmu and faint positive! Today I felt like I had the flu. Cold, achy, cramping and major bowel issues. I couldn't leave the toilet all day! Boobs were pulsing and by 9pm my boobs, cramping were keeping me awake. Woke up at midnight sweating and took another test and still faint positive.
13dpo- fun positive yes+ with frer digital! Period is due tomorrow!

I didn't notice any change in cm or sensitivity to smell. On 12dpo my cup of coffee made me so jittery I was shaky! I'm usually a 6cup a day girl so for one cup to do that made me very suspicious!!

Things I did different this month...I didn't obsess over every little symptom, I left it with God and knew that in his timing he would bless us with a child.
I was on this website many times the past three months and it's really different with every person and every body so don't compare and think your out just bc your symptoms don't line up with someone else's. With my first two pregnancies I had spotting ALOT before my bfp so much so I thought I had my period bc it would last two or three days...this time nothing!
May God bless everyone who reads this and may he answer your prayer in his perfect timing.

BFP After 4 Years

I received my BFP today!! My DH and I have been TTC on and off for the past four years!! I can’t believe it! I’ve been sitting at work ALL DAY after getting a BFP at 5:30AM and am ready to jump out of my skin! I won’t get too much into what didn’t work for me as all I had tried before was just the basics of preconception which includes a healthy diet, increase water, have sex, get sleep, and such.
This cycle, I tried to follow TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) method and, without diagnosing myself, I followed what it suggested to combat a Cold Uterus which can actually prevent implantation. Below is a list of what I did, including the TCM which I adopted:
What I did differently:
1. Hormonal Balancing Yoga every other day leading up suspected Ovulation
2. Two Week Wait Yoga the day after suspected Ovulation
3. Avoided “damp” foods such as yogurt, milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and greasy foods.
4. Consumed Cayenne Pepper at least once a day nearly every day of the Day 1- Day 25 to keep my uterus warm and inviting for my precious little baby
5. Took Ginger Baths once a week to keep my uterus and the rest of my body warm, again, to aide implantation
6. Took ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) baths once a week combined with Epsom Salts to rid my body of any toxins
7. Took Prenatal & Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements
8. Used Preseed and DTD CD 8, 12, & 13 with suspected Ovulation on CD14 going by previous months.
9. I avoided OPKs this month mainly because I only like CB Digital Advanced but didn’t want to fork up the cash and left it up to God for the timing.
10. Prayer Prayer Prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!
CD 1- CD7: Did my best to incorporate a healthy meal plan and survive the period from another planet
CD 8: DTD
CD9: No symptoms logged
CD 10: Increased sex drive, Crampy, Gas, Pelvic pain on both sides, Bloating
CD 11: No symptoms logged
CD 12: DTD with preseed
CD 13: DTD with preseed, Cramps, Backaches
CD 14: Suspected Ovulation Day!!!
1DPO: Right Pelvic Pain (which I found weird because I normally ovulate from my left side) No usual sore breasts
2DPO: No usual sore breasts
3DPO: Weird gush of EWCM (second guessing if I should have just opted to get the CB OPK), no sex drive, cramps, acne on my nose, pelvic pain on both sides, lower backache, No usual sore breasts
4DPO: No usual sore breasts
5DPO: No usual sore breasts
6DPO: Watery CM, cramps, no sex drive, left pelvic pain, diarrhea, headaches, tender BBs FINALLY
7DPO: Backaches, cramps, and left pelvic pain, cried at a commercial about HPV
8DPO: Cramps, Constipation, right pelvic pain, backache
9DPO: Negative pregnancy test, No symptoms logged
10DPO: Crying easily, no sex drive or appetite, tender breasts, gas, diarrhea, bloating
11DPO: BFN, No symptoms logged
12DPO: BFP at 5:30AM and 2 more since!!! 1 Digital and 2 FRER!! At the moment, all I feel is just off and on cramps which I know are normal BUT still worry me. They aren’t as bad as AF but they are a little uncomfortable. I actually woke up with them thinking of taking an ibuprofen so that prompted me to take the test. I took it, put it down, walked away thinking “if God wants this to be, it will be, and if not, I will just move on to taking even better care of myself” I prayed before I even opened the package, to be honest. The first test I took, showed me the pamphlet symbol and per the instructions, prompted me to take another test which turned out to be my BFP!! It was one the sweetest surprises God has given me! This will be our 3rd child and I am MORE THAN EXCITED to welcome him or her! Or them?! AGH! I hope this is helpful to someone, anyone trying on their own. Just know the wait is hard, but nothing happens when it is not supposed to. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, each month you do NOT conceive, just remember that just was not your month, but the next MAY be! Take it as an opportunity to do something BETTER for you. Take a drink, eat healthier, start your workout, start meditation, all these things not only can help aid conception, but can help YOU in the process of all of this. Most importantly, pray, and leave it to GOD. His timing is perfect and I’ve waited for 4 years blaming him, jealous of friends and family until I realized that their journey isn’t mine! It will all work out the way it is supposed to! God bless you all!

It will happen to you to! BFP at 9dpo!!!!!!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since March of this Year. Like many others I thought it would be a super fast process and became really anxious when it didn't happen on the first try. What I really believe helped me this cycle was that I stopped taking my prenatal's and other vitamins (Vitamin B) (I am a firm believe that they were messing with my cycle) I confirmed this through monitoring my BBT temp and OPKS. I also feel like a big key player was drinking grapefruit Juice non-contrate from the end of my period to O day. I also ate pineapple Core from O day to 5dpo. I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

What I used in the previous months that I got BFN's:
1. Preseed- cycles 3-5
2. Prenatals cycles 1-5
3. Softcups-cycle 4 only
4. Temping Cycles 3-5
5. OPKS Cycles 3-5
6. Vitamin B6 & B12
7. Green Tea
8.Stopped drinking coffee cycles 1-5

9.Laying in bed after intercourse and different positions TMI---- i feel like in previous months it would all come out so fast this month the sperm stayed over night until the next day, my guess is the increased muccous helped retention? who knows.

What I did different this month:
ALOT OF PRAYERS!

1. Stopped taking prenatal vitamins

2. Drank Grapefruit Juice -non concentrate from the last day of AF to O day----- this SIGNIFICANTLY increased my cervical mucous. I would rather drink Grapefruit Juice than take EPO because I have read EPO messes with your cycle.

3. Exercised (not too extreme) i went on walks with hubby every evening to take my mind off things. I also made sure to do abs since I read somewhere that having a stronger core helps with conception? anyway this helped me stay distracted more thank anything. i also ate semi healthy..

4. I consumed Pineapple Core from O day to 5DPO

5. Preseed i'm not sure this helped as i had used it for 2 cycles before without success.

6. Green tea occasionally

7. people say to relax but i don't ever relax i'm always on the go and thinking about things so instead of "relaxing" i kept busy and my mind off things.

I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

SYMPTOMS
1DPO-7DPO vivid dreams
7DPO to today 11DPO- peeing a lot, hot flashes, and waking up in the middle of the night to pee and feeling wide awake.
other than these symptoms i have nothing else. no sore breasts or anything else.

I hope this helps someone out there!
Baby dust to you all!

Just when we were going to "stop trying"

My history:
30, Skinny PCOS since 7th grade, cycles over 160 days, 1 ruptured ectopic.

I always knew it was going to be hard for me to have a baby. But there's nothing more I wanted in life. My husband and I started trying about 2 years ago. From all the research I was doing, I knew I had to get my cycles regulated before anything would happen. So i started Vitex. I did vitex for six months, I was getting my period closer to 40/50 day cycles, but still no egg. I found a wonderful RE that would check me out whenever I thought I might be ovulating. I had an HSG done, left tube was blocked - from the ectopic. I was hoping there was some miracle and it would open up by itself, but obviously that's not possible. Anyways, fast forward another 6 months, we decided to try Clomid. Worked great the first cycle - one follicle at 22 and one at 24 (both on open right side). Hubby's sperm was good and abundant so we skipped IUI thinking it would naturally happen. Triggered and all that hoopla. Maybe our timing was off - BFN..womp womp, even used Pre-seed
Second round of clomid, one follicle on right, one on left. we figured not to waste money in IUI because of the low chances. Follies were smaller too, BFN
Third and final round of clomid. Hubby and I agreed we would stop any kind of intervention after this go, if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, its not in God's will. We said we'd do the IUI this time with progesterone supplementation, RE agreed

Here are the details of this two week wait:

Day of IUI - argument with hubby about something pointless- thought the stress would count me out, IUI hurt like a B*TCH!!!!
1 DPO/IUI- Nothing significant, moody and bloated from progesterone
2 DPO - Nausea, but this was probably from the progesterone. some boob pain too, but my boobs are always hurting
3 DPO - weird runny nose, continued bloating and nausea
4 DPO - exhausted beyond exhausted, i'm still blaming the progesterone in my head
5 DPO - runny nose, bloating, nausea goes down
6 DPO - Runny nose, and I had a pinch on the lower left of my uterus and it made me scream a little. (I'm thinking that was an implantation pinch)
7 DPO - Nothing except runny nose on an off, fatigue
8 DPO - Same, I'm thinking I'm out because my boobs are fine, no changes in CM from other failed cycles, no nausea
9-11 DPO - Same - absolutely no symptoms that stood out to me that would be different from a PMS cycle (Back pain, fatigue)
12 DPO - Have a gut feeling I should test. I know they say you should wait 14 days after trigger shot because it still might be in your syste, I just wanted to see what a positive test looked like - i tested, put the stick behind me, gave myself a pep talk, turned around and my heart sank. The two lines were there!!!!!! and it was a dark second, so I kinda knew it couldn't be the trigger left over.
13 DPO - Brownish tinged CM - extreme fatigue HCG - 278
14 DPO - Same
15 DPO - HCG 692!

Now I have no symptoms except hunger at almost every hour and fatigue. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no smell aversions, not emotional. I've had more symptoms on BFN cycles! It'll come ladies, it'll come when you least expect it. Trust in God's plan and everything will fall into place when its meant to be.

BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!

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