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First Time Around...BFP

I am so excited. I had to log on and tell my story because I read all of yours when I was in my tww. So here goes...

My husband and I decided on January 1st that we would start trying. I had my Mirena removed on December 5th so, we were expecting that it would take 6 months to a year to conceive. I actually started taking a cocktail of VITEX, Maca, and Tribulus once a day on January 1st because my cycle in December was anovulatory. I watched a fertility specialist on youtube discuss the herbs that she recommends and I was sold. Low and behold, we conceived on the first try. I don't even know how that is possible. But, here is how it all happened:

CD 1- 4 Bleeding
CD 9,11, and 15 BD (each BD I inserted my Diva Cup before I got up to go to the bathroom and we used pre-seed)
CD 15 - positive OPK
CD 16 - Suspected ovulation day (fertility friend)
1DPO - Tender breasts everyday until positive pregnancy test and EXTRA EXTRA creamy CM
4DPO - Sharp pain in lower abdomen, dull backaches, tingling in my nostrils, itchy nipples
5DPO-7DPO- Constant cramping. We were snowed-in, so I laid around over the weekend, trying to figure out if my period was starting a week early because of the herbs I started taking.
8DPO- lower back aches, dizziness, and constipation
9DPO - FRER faint BFP, Wandfo BFN, ClearBlue Digital Pregnant 1-2 weeks past ovulation and lots of heartburn
10DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- Blood test shows 120 hcG levels and I still haven't technically missed my period yet

Today, I am 15 DPO I am beyond excited this is so unexpected. My husband was so shocked and so was my mom. I cannot wait to tell the rest of my friends and family after the first trimester.

I hope this helps someone else out. I tested at 9DPO and swore it would be negative. But, the dizziness the night before is what gave it away. Don't be afraid to go buy a FRER if you are having symptoms. The Wandfos are still barely showing a line, even though my blood test is confirmed positive. Baby dust to you all...

God is AWESOME

I'm 39 years old my 40th birthday is coming this summer. My 16th wedding anniversary is coming this spring. After numerous doctors visits and money spent asking what's wrong with me why haven't I gotten pregnant and boom!!!! January 25th I take a test and its positive. I'm in shock and awe!!! God is great I'm tickled and can't stop laughing. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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BFP !!! Yaaaaasssssss

Hey guys, ive been a member for about 2 months now and i literally read almost everybodies BFP stories im blessed to be able to share mines after 2 months TTC :)
Here it is ...

Ive always had a regular period. Ive always charted even before TTC, just to know when AF is on her way. Well last month i was 5 days late i took a test and it was negative. Then AF came, it was the weirdest period ive ever had weird in color and didnt last long at all. I was so depressed. I literally gave up. This month i still charted but no so much, i lost all faith. My period was 3 days late before i took a pregnancy test, i just kept telling myself its all in my head my period was coming any day now denial at its finest i would get on google to research symptoms, or google "when to take a pregnancy test" ( lol ) id force myself off because i just knew i wasnt pregnant. i would run to the bathroom because i felt so wet down there ( sorry TMI ) just to find ALOT of creamy white discharge that looks like lotion ( MY FIRST SIGN MAJOR SIGN FOR ME ) !!! i had shooting pains in my pelvic region but i thought it was just AF coming ( SECOND SIGN ) and so much gas its crazy !!! ( THIRD SIGN ) i kept holding off on the test because i did not wanna disappoint myself again. This morning i woke up at 6am and swallowed my pride i took 2 hpt ( dollar store test ) both POSITIVE . i didnt look at the test for a minute i literally turned my head and said to myself, i know what this is gonna say... I seen one line, i sadden instantly. Then after about 2 mins a second line popped up super faint i thought my mind was playing tricks on me again !!! I started shaking . i ripped the other test open starred it down for 3 minutes. Lines on both test started getting darker !!!!!! I am so happy and blessed . im not sure how far along i am because my period was so late and weird last month i could have possibly already been pregnant, i find out next friday !!! Thanks for reading. Praying for a healthy chunky baby ❤ baby dust to all of you !! Dont give up i literally thought i couldnt have kids at all we can do it!! ALL OF US!!!!!

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Bfp at 10dpo!!

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share my story and symptoms leading up to my bfp with you! I'm so surprised when I saw that squinter of a line this morning, I couldn't believe it!! :)

So I went of bc in April 2015 and we were NTNP. 6 months later, still no bfp. So we talked about it and started trying in November. I started temping and using opk's. All went well but no BFP. So I started using Pregnacare Conception in Desember and i'm convinced that played a great role in helping to prepare the uterus for implantation and balancing my hormones.

So this month I got ewcm for the first time ever!! Only for one day and only a little bit. I did not get any positive opks up until that stage and I stopped using opk's as it was stressing me out. On cd 19 my temp rose and I assume I successfully ovulated. I have a 26 day cycle with a 11 day luteal phase only and low temps. No preseed used.

This month my temps sky rocketed after ovulation and I got a dip at 8 dpo! two days later BAM bfp. Started out as a squinter of a line but took another test 4 hours later and line already progressed to a very visible positive.

O DAY: BD'D and I orgasm'd afterward just to suck those babies in :)
1-6 DPO : No real symptoms. I never get sore boobs and I remember constantly poking at them but nothing!
7 DPO: Noticing watery cm and I have a bit of diarrhea. temps very high!
8DPO: Temp drops 0.3 Celcius! Watery cm. Diarrhea. Bloated. Cold like symptoms start!
9 DPO: Temp rose slightly. Vivid dreams. Light cramping. Gassy. Cold like Symptoms. Diarrhea. Watery cm. I wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat! The room is cold though... Start suspecting something is up.
10 DPO: Temp is up a bit more. Decided to test with internet cheapie. First looks like BFN. Then noticed the slightest line. Start jumping up and down softly as hubby and ds is still asleep in the next room.
I'm feeling the fatigue and a bit dizzy today (Almost like when you just start getting drunk from some wine) Very light cramping. Still no sore boobs. Still cold like symptoms.

Very happy and very excited for baby #2!!

Help! Positive an then negative??

I've had sooo many symptoms. And a lot if abnormal cramping and now missed af. I took a test the night before missed af and got a positive , the then the morning of missed af and bfn!! What could this mean:( chemical? Please pray for me.

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BFP for the New Year- after 2 years TTC w/ PCOS & early losses

This journey has been so long and so full of grief that it is only with the greatest amount of joy that I can finally share our good news!

Hubby and I have been ttc for almost exactly 2 years now. It took us 8 months and the help of Vitex to get our first bfp which ended just as quickly as it came. It was a chemical pregnancy with a beta of 5. We were really sad but excited it meant we could conceive. We got lucky 2 months later with another bfp. Another chemical.

We then started seeing an RE last January because we were feeling so desperate and wanted answers. It didn't take long for the doctor to discover that I have PCOS. Diagnosis was made on account that I had about 20 follicles on each ovary and irregular cycles ranging from 35-50 days and an off balance LH and FSH ratio.

I started researching online about PCOS and could only really find information about women who struggled with weight and/or insulin. I couldn't relate as I'm 5'5 weighing 120 pounds. I couldn't wrap my head around this diagnosis and moreover, had a really hard time finding any information on success stories. Anything I did find about women like me was that it was harder for us to get pregnant.

We started with the treatment the RE suggested in April of 2015 which was Clomid & trigger shot. We got pregnant the first cycle and guess what?! Another chemical…with a beta of 3. I was devastated. I lost a lot of hope that my body could do this. We did go on to try 3 more cycles, one with an IUI but all were bfn. We were emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. We were done trying treatments at that point.

By late August of 2015 we were talking very seriously about adoption and moved forward in finding an agency. As a last ditch effort and a "why not?" attitude, I asked my RE if I could give Metformin a try. I didn't struggle with insulin issues but everything I read online was very positive about women with PCOS taking this drug regardless of whether they had insulin resisitance. Thankfully he agreed and I started the meds (1700 mg per day). I only had side effects for one day and otherwise did just fine on it.

Fast forward to December 29th when I got a very positive OPK. Between all the family get togethers and what not, it made bd a little tricky but we made it work. We bd every two days, very chill, nothing like we had been doing before when we were actively ttc. At this point, we were going to be submitting our adoption application at the beginning of January when we got back a letter of recommendation from our pastor.

Well, that letter kept getting delayed and by Jan 7th, I was holding my first positive test. It was the earliest I'd ever tested at 9dpo and had a faint line on a wondfro. Told hubby that night but neither of us had our hopes up, we knew what faint lines meant. But in the back of my mind I knew it was early. Tested two days later on an FRER and had the darkest line I'd ever had. Two days later at 13dpo it was as dark as the control and I had nausea and aversion to coffee (my favorite). By 14dpo (yesterday), the RE's office called me with my beta results……218!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had been hoping for anything over 60 but 218, that was the confirmation we needed to hear to believe this was real!! I'll go back tomorrow to make sure those numbers double.

I have so much worry already about this pregnancy but I am holding onto the joy that my body CAN do this and that today, I am pregnant. We prayed a lot during this journey, obviously for a baby at the end of it but mostly that God would keep our hearts from becoming bitter. We never wanted to become blind to all the other things in life that we had to be thankful for. We used our time in "waiting" to draw closer to Him and to each other. If we had to do it over again, we would't change the struggle. The struggle amplified the beauty of this moment, right now.

Main symptoms in the two week wait:
-Sore boobs almost immediately after ovulation. The soreness started in one spot on the front under the nipples and moved to the sides.
-Aversion to coffee. Wave of nausea after drinking it about 8-9dpo
-Slight insomnia which is weird for me because I'm a heavy sleeper who can sleep through anything. Started waking up a lot throughout the night, started 8-9dpo
-Hungry non-stop about 12dpo-now
-Absolutely no cm
-Dog peed on the bed while I was laying in it, very uncharacteristic. Also started protecting me from other dogs

I wish you all the best in your journey. If yours is taking longer than planned, please never lose sight of the goodness in life. If you have a strong desire to be a mom and it doesn't feel like it will ever happen, know that God creates families all the time whether biologically or through adoption. Love is what makes a family.

Stop Stressing, relax, and just let it happen.

I had three kids at a young age 16, 17, 19. At 21 I got my tubes tied because it was clear that things were not going to work out between my kids father and I. I vowed that if I ever had kids again that my husband would love me enough to understand why I tied my tubes and we would untie them if he truly wanted kids. (It seemed so simple) Flash forward 6 years later I meet the man of my dreams and he has no kids. We get married, untie tubes and after a year of trying NOTHING! Super depressed we tried and finally we stop trying and BOOM I was pregnant. One week later we miscarried. So with the hope and assurance that the surgery worked we tried again and nothing for another year and half. In October 2015 I started clomid. The first cycle failed. I was so livid on the next cycle I was like "F THIS! I don't want to try, I don't care anymore." I stopped researching every symptom. Wishing every pregnant women was me. Hoping that I was next. Jealous of my friends for being pregnant with ease. While I was stuck here trying for yet another year paying for infertility meds. I completely rejected the idea that I would even be pregnant. I would say 'NO SORE BOOBS NO PREGNANCY" So much so I didn't even test before it was time to see my doctor. I didn't realize how addicted I was to researching every symptom in every forum. It was actually depressing me. Not caring if I was or not was much less stressful. When I suppose to go get my meds for the third cycle of Clomid they made me take a test. She told me it was negative. While waiting for the my paper work the nurse calls the Dr. and she says "IT'S POSITIVE!!!" (I told them Dr.'s aren't suppose to lie to their patients. It's rude." lol) Blood test confirmed! I used Preeseed, Mucinex, Clomid and Estradol. On the last cycle and while BDing DH would tell me to just relax. I guessed it worked.

1-16 DPO NO SYMPTOMS, NOTHING AT ALL!

Don't be discourage if you don't have any symptoms. I would swear I had every symptom there was and every time it was Negative. I was a POASA. I would squint at every PT thinking there was a line. There never was.

I'm 5 weeks and 3 days now and I have sore boobs and I'm so incredibly hungry all the time.

Good Luck! Prayer works! Gory be to God he knew when the right time was.

BFP my greatest most unexpected blessing

I never thought I would be posting on this website honestly I began to just give up and lose the faith but then it finally happen of course I took multiple pregnancy test because of the disbelief lol. But now I would like to share my BFP story with you all.

My cycles are usually 28-29 day cycles . So last month I thought I got lucky because my period was 2 days late and then woke up on December 5 and realized I had gotten my period what a bummer so I gave up and just told myself it was never gonna happen and then ......

Cycle day 14 - I B'D with my boyfriend.
Cycle day 15 - sore breast, EWCM, ovulation day.
1dpo - Tender breast & headache.
2dpo - Tender breast & headache continued...
3dpo - Tender breast , bloating, White CM.
4dpo - ACNE OUT BREAK. White CM
5dpo - Headache , Nausea & Fatigue. White CM
6dpo - Tender breast returns , more acne out breaks & frequent urination. White CM
7dpo - same as 6 days past ovulation.
8dpo - headaches, tender breast & white CM.
9dpo - headaches , bloating , hot flashes white cm, tender breast, frequent urination stabbing pinching pain in lower left side of vaginal area.
10dpo - cravings, tender breast, increased appetite, bloating , frequent urination ,increased white creamy cm, cold symptoms.
11dpo - cravings, tender breast, increased appetite, bloating , frequent urination ,increased white creamy cm, cold symptoms.
12dpo - cravings, tender breast, increased appetite, bloating , frequent urination ,increased white creamy cm, cold symptoms. PINK SPOTTING.
13dpo - gas , bloating , tender breast , frequent urination and BFP on first response.
14dpo - BFP.
15dpo - BFP. Missed period
16dpo - BFP.

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bfp after 22 months

I thought i would share my bfp story as i enjoyed reading them whilst i was ttc.
We were ttc for 22 months, i tried lots of things from the start - different positions, bd at certain totm, bd every day/storing it up. I took agnus castus, epo, co enzymes, multi vits. All different types of lube, ph testing, soft cups, eating different foods- you name it id tried it! (except temping) I'd been through all the NHS testing and i had taken Clomid for 3 months but stopped because it hurt when i ovulated. I'd been to the ivf seminar in the hospital but i was reluctant to start it.
It was my birthday in the february and i decided i was getting drunk, and thats what i did! I drank lots of wine and had an amazing night - we bd that night for fun and i wasn't even thinking about ttc.
I'd totally written off that month and forgot all about it.
Previously i'd always tested the day before af was due but those who have been tic a while know that the dreaded feeling of a negative is awful so i didn't even bother. Since ttc my cycles had started to be painful and irregular so af being 4 days late was not unusual. I'd had no symptoms at all except i remember a sharp pain one day when i coughed in the morning but i just thought it was af pains early. So 4 days after af was due i tested using an ovulation stick and i came back as if i was ovulating and i knew i wasn't so i bought a proper test and i was very happy to see a bpf!
So, i wanted to tell you what i thought had helped me.
That month I'd had 2 sessions of reflexology - simply to relax not for fertility reasons. I had been using Balance Activ fertility spray that helps with your Ph. It was 3 months after i'd stopped taking the Clomid but it would have still been in my system. But - most significantly i was relaxed! I know its cliche ladies and i was sick of everyone saying it to me but IT IS TRUE!!! I now have a beautiful baby boy. I wish i had known that ttc for so long is normal and lots of people are trying they just don't tell you! You think its just you and there is something wrong, but there isn't!
Good luck ladies, and don't forget to post your story too. xxxxx

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Tubal Reversal BFP!!! 2nd Cycle after MMC!!

WOW!!! What an end to the year, huh?? Little background: I'm 25, DH 25 as well. We have 2 living children. Tubal Ligation after the birth of our DD in 2011, TR 6/2014. Since then I have been pregnant 3 times: First time with my micro preemie Tinsley (she passed away at 5 weeks old after I had a terrible bout of Pre Eclampsia that had me in labor and delivery at only 26 weeks gestation *May She Rest In Peace*), next BFP in August of this year that unfortunately ended in a MMC (I kind of knew something was going to go wrong with that pregnancy because I got my BFP AFTER a normal AF...ya that wasn't going to be pretty), and lastly right now!!! Praying this is a sticky baby, and a TAKE HOME BABY as well. Here's what DH and I did:

-AF 12/3/15
-AF End 12/7/15
-DTD CD: 5,7,9,11
-Pos. OPK on CD 12, Strong pos. OPK on CD 13
-DTD CD: 12, 13,14,16 (SPERM MEETS EGG PLAN basically) O'd on CD 14
-1 DPO (CD 15)-- 7 DPO: Nothing I can recall honestly. I was trying not to spot symptoms and there were few to be honest. Maybe some cramping around 7 DP0 but nothing I can remember, and to be honest if I DID have any feelings here and there 9/10 they weren't pregnancy related because baby wouldn't have even implanted yet.
8/9 DPO- CRAMPS!!! A TON OF CRAMPS!!!! I MEAN SERIOUSLY CRAMPS!! I remember feeling tired too. Squinter on a FRER. Is this my BFP??
9/10 DPO: More cramping and feeling very sleepy. I take a nap today (I NEVER nap) and when I awoke I felt a wave of nausea that I continued to feel for the next few days, to be honest, especially after laying down. BFP!!! Faint line.
10DPO-13DPO (today): I probably tested with 10 FRERS. My lines were all over the place and had me thinking Chemical Pregnancy. I mean some days they looked like they weren't even changing darkness. I literally sat over the last few days thinking AF was going to come when she was due or shortly there after because my lines were not getting any darker. I think ONE test out of all my FRER's was darker. But even that was light. I was SOO emotional all these days and cried a ton thinking "why can't I STAY pregnant?". DH was optimistic, though. Said maybe it was just too early still. I also had, and still have, a slight cold (coughing a lot) and have a nice amount of creamy CM that I have noticed over the last 4 or 5 days (maybe since implantation??) Eating more, peeing more. For SURE!
13 DPO (today): I decided to test just one more time with a new FRER since my Walmart (88c cheapies) seemed to be progressing over the last day or so. Odd, I thought. I kept thinking "how in the hell are they getting darker after almost 5 days of FAINT BFPS??". So I bought another pack of FRER and said screw it! Took another test this afternoon (like 5th day urine) and it was the darkest BFP I have received thus far!!! YAY!!!!!! Looked perfect for 13dpo. I guess my test needed for me to pass the day of AF to really get dark. And the BITCH didn't show today!!! So don't fear if your test aren't dark when testing EARLY. It may get darker by day of missed AF or shortly after.

DH and I seriously stuck to the SMEP, we used Preseed EACH and EVERY time, I laid down after every BD and went to sleep. I take a prenatal every day and try to walk at least 3 days out of a week. I took Mucinex a few days leading up to O, but I ran out and didn't buy anymore after that. I don't make a lot of fertile CM so I think that in conjunction with Preseed is a winner!! Ladies if you are on the fence about Preseed, DON'T BE!! BUY IT! BUY IT! BUY IT!! I swear I get pregnant much faster with it, 1st or 2nd cycle each time. I am praying this one sticks because the last MMC had me so shaken up. I also prayed so, so HEAVILY this cycle and over the last few days. I told myself this new year is a year for GREAT THINGS and asked God to make it so. So far, God is in agreement with this pregnancy. One thing I can say that is different from the other 2 pregnancies post TR (THANK GOD) is I have NO spotting or bleeding. With my late DD I had spotting for WEEKS before and after bfp, but that pregnancy progressed fine until I succumbed to the PRE Eclampsia and had to deliver her early. With the MMC I had a WHOLE AF!! Tested a day after she left and DARK BFP! So I can at least be happy in that so far, no bleeding. Just a LOT of creamy CM!!! And I mean A LOT!!! Good luck ladies!!!!!! Hope that was thorough enough. I always try to be as detailed as possible with these posts. Stay positive!!!

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