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Miracle BFP...!

I have been a bit of a lurker for a while, reading many of the stories on here and have been touched by them. Since I just got my BFP this morning, which was really surprising, I thought I would share my story, in hopes that those who have been TTC will not lose their hope!

DH and I had been NTNP/TTC for a little over a year. My cycles are generally about 32 days, but they are a bit irregular. About 6 months ago, I went through a cycle where I seriously "felt pregnant" and was late for about a week, but DH was not quite convinced and ended up proving me wrong when I got a BFN and AF came.

This cycle, I tried not to obsess about my symptoms and was beginning to think AF would come. But red flags went up when I began spotting on CD37 which then continued on CD39 and into the middle of the night before stopping. Even the cm pretty much dried up. I was starting to believe that I ovulated REALLY late. AF was supposed to come around 10/22 or so. I had read somewhere it's best to test two weeks after the missed period here in Korea, so I waited until then. It was a bit hard at times, but I tried to keep my mind distracted. We dtd on CD20 and CD28.

Didn't track closely, so here's a list of what I felt at times:

indigestion, tiredness, mild cramping, breast tenderness and soreness, nip sensitivity, some random pain and discomfort around the pelvic bone, into the upper right leg, some pulling behind my belly button just a couple times.

Most of the time it was incredibly similar to what I have normally felt before my period.

I had decided to take a test last Monday, but DH told me I should wait until Friday, which is tomorrow. However, yesterday he told me to try testing this morning, so I used my FMU. I used the PIAC method and I was barely taking the tester out when the test line had a strong streak within the first 5 to 10 seconds.

I have since felt more pregnant than ever and my symptoms have become stronger. Even cm picked up a bit again. Could it be due to the fact I know I'm pregnant for sure? At least I wasn't imagining it this time.

Anyway, the reason I call this a miracle BFP is because we were told by a couple doctors that it would be incredibly difficult to conceive naturally or with insemination and were strongly recommended to use IVF. Yet even then the possibility was still not too high. I had wanted to get pregnant naturally and chose to just leave it to God/Jesus to do the impossible, since nothing is impossible for Him. We were shocked this morning and are still in a small state of disbelief, but are very grateful for this blessing. Especially since we haven't been TTC very long, compared to some women on here.

Long story short, even if the doctors tell you there's not much of a chance to get pregnant, don't stop believing and praying! Miracles DO happen!! For those who have been waiting longer, don't give up hope and just pray, and wait for His timing! The grace and power of God is truly amazing. All glory to Him. He is in control!

Here's to hoping this sticks!

Note: Ignore the strand of hair in the pic, haha.

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BFP with ZERO symptoms!!! There is hope!

Very, very thankful to be posting here. We have been ttc #3 since May and I recently got my BFP on 10dpo. I felt exactly the same as I have the previous 6months! I literally had no cramps, no implantation bleeding, and no extra cm (in fact I was quite dry and thought for sure I was out...until 12dpo and on)!

I guess I was a tired, but I have an 18mo old and my alarm goes off at 0430 every morning for work....so that was NOT a pregnancy symptom for me. We have been on fertility meds since May, but this month was the first time I did injectibles (Menopur 75IU for 5 days). I ovulated really early, cd 10 with two large follicles (23 and 24mm). I used Ovidrel to trigger.

10dpo beta=45
12dpo beta=123
16dpo beta= 788

Ultrasound scheduled for 12 November. I am praying and praying everything looks beautiful! Thanks be to God for this blessing. I know His timing is WAY better than ours. What really helped and gave me peace was just surrendering this journey to Him. No matter what, we have a beautiful son here on Earth (our first son was stillborn during birth in 2013) and if we never get pregnant again, I am satisfied. BUT I had/have a very strong desire in my heart to have more children, and I am SO thankful for this life growing inside me! EDD= 2 July 2016. 1 day before our anniversary :)

Last month we did an IUI, my DHs sperm motility was low at 30%. I was crushed! The IUI didn't work so I thought we'd be doomed for IVF. Well, we didn't do another IUI this month because we still owe for last months and didn't want bills piling up. We had TI, used Softcups after each time, Preseed, and I also had him taking Fertilaid and Motility Boost since last months failed IUI.

Hang in there ladies, and don't give up hope. I know, easier said than done, but have faith and try your darndest to relax while ttc and the tww. Stress is very powerful.

Miracles Come True (Beware: Implantation Bleeding Pics TMI)

Hello Ladies,

Where do I start. Its been a very long two year wait has finally come to an end. Here is m story!! I hope this gives those out there like me some hope!!

Me and my husband have been trying for two very long years. I was stuck in in denial hoping that each month would be my lucky month and that month came only after getting some much needed help. I saw my Infertility Specialist July 2015, where I was diagnosed with moderate to severe PCOS. I had an HSG where I was given a preliminary diagnosis of on blocked ovary on top of my PCOS :(. My hopes went down the drain but I never stopped believing in a miracle. After all tests were completed I was to schedule a follow up visit after three months from my first visit for my proper diagnosis and future treatment plan. I was however given Metformin and I was started at 1500, which helped me stay optimistic after researching success stories. So now I am one week away from my follow up visit, however with a wonderful surprise BFP. To make things extra special is that my last BFP which ended a chemical was from September 2014. I now how my official BFP from conception September 2015 which means I would be Due June 15, 2016. I already have a daughter born June 17, and one from June 28. This is going to make a great debate with choosing the birthday because I will end up having a c-section. Well I hope I did not overwhelm anyone.

My symptoms:
09/29/2015 -1 DPO: BD just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;) 09/29/2015
09/30/2015 Ovulation Day- BD again just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;)
10/01/2015 1 DPO: Prepare for our family trip to Vegas
10/02/2015 2 DPO: Left for Vegas. Super Busy, long drive and getting everyone organized.
10/03/2015 3 DPO: Relaxed, had some drinks, took some naps, ate lots of snacks.
10/04/2015 4 DPO: Relaxed some more and time to come back.
10/05/2015 5 DPO: Super Tired, stayed in bed.
10/06/2015 6 DPO: Woke up with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/07/2015 7 DPO: Woke up again with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/08/2015 8 DPO: Went back to work. No symptoms. Super busy and tired.
10/09/2015 9 DPO: Spotted, and thought it was strange (Possibly Implantation Bleeding - See Picture) so I took a Wondfo OPK and HPT, and a very faint line appeared on the HPT.
10/10/2015 10 DPO: Spotted very lightly, and made the DH buy me FRERs. Took after noon and light BFP!!! DH and thought I was a chemical so I had a drink :(
10/11/2015 11 DPO: No Spotting Bought some DIGI's and also Positive.
10/12/2015 12 DPO: More positive pregnancy tests. No symptoms what so ever.
10/13/2015 13 DPO: Itty bitty, hardly visible spotting so I emailed my Endo, who advised me it is normal and ordered HCG Count, and a follow up in two days HCG count. Went in at lunch, and got an email with my lab results and HCG was 279
10/14/2015 14 DPO: No more spotting. Still worried, and tired. Still no symptoms.
10/15/2015 15 DPO: No spotting, went for follow up HCG count and thank GOD it doubled to 611.
TODAY!!!! I am doing great. I get nausea very seldom, boobs are mildly soar, no cramps, just very mild, and by mild I mean super mild to almost non existent abdominal pressure. I am still a little worried, but I keep testing every day from my Wondfo HPT Pile so I am not spending more money.

My three month follow up with my Endo is coming up so I will have an ultrasound and crossing my fingers I will get to see the baby and its heart beat. I will be 6 weeks 3 days on that day. Good luck to everyone and please don’t loose hope because I almost did but my prayers were answers. I wish you all luck. Also please not that I did research that PCOS increases your chances of not feeling any symptoms. I did not get into detail, but I felt some reassurance for my non-existent symptoms.

How I got my BFP:
BD -1 Ovulation
BD Ovulation Day
Used Pre-Seed and Conceive Plus
Took Metformin for 2 months and a half at 1500 mg a day.

Good Luck Ladies!!

BFP today after a squinter yesterday!! Symptom recap!

Hi Everyone!
Just got my BFP today. I posted other stories on "Do you think I'm Pregnant" and everyone voted no!! So doubters, here ya go:

Only had sex ONCE this month!!! Conceived on our first try, just like with my DD 5 years ago! 28 day cycle, no health issues. I'm 35, DH is 40

BD: Friday Oct 9 at midnight. Laid straight for 30 min, then got up to clean up.
Satuday: nothing
Ov day: sharp pain on left side, Sunday at 1:00 pm
1DPO: EWCM
2DPO: nothing
3 DPO: headache
4 and 5 DPO: headache and lotion CM. Exhaustion and tender BB's
6 and 7 DPO: above symptoms with itchy skin all over body and runny nose
8 DPO: above symptoms plush a gush of watery CM. Literally thought I peed. Still scratching skin and blowing nose. Did a two year expired Equate test in the am, FMU. BFN!! had some nausea throughout the day and burping
9 DPO: test in the morning FMU- very faint line on a dollar store test. So faint I had to tweak it to convince myself. Waves on nausea and more lotion CM. Burping!
10 DPO : repeated the dollar store test with FMU. BFN???!!! In a panic, tear open a Sobey's (Our Compliments) brand test and pour the well of pee I collected over it! I didn't think I would have enough. Stared at it.... BFN???!! Threw it under the sink and Went back to bed praying I'm just testing to early, or my urine was too dilute. Lay there looking up values for BHCG at 10 dpo. Decided to get up and toss test in trash before husband saw it.

I reach under the sink, dump out my bag of pee sticks and WHAT DO I SEE????

*****BFP!!!********

I didn't give the damn thing a chance to develop! Strong beautiful pink line!! Crying and praying on bathroom floor. So happy!
Now, I have an elaborate plan to surprise my hubby!!! I think he suspects though, since he has been asking why I am craving meat and sleeping so much.... LOL!
Looking forward to more testing in the coming days.

Sending positive vibes, prayers and baby dust for all you deserving Mommies to be!

hey, 4 ppl that voted I wasn't pregnant, this BFP is for you

3DPO cramping in my lower pelvis, actually told hubby it was painful
5DPO vivid dream I had a baby girl!
6DPO - one of my nails started peeling back, I immediately thought "I'm pregnant". My nails were strong, now they are brittle just like during pregnancy.
7DPO mood swing - no patience, same as previous pregnancies - I go from 0 to 100 in 3 seconds, versus normally a more patient self
8DPO I know it's too early, but at night I get a BFN.
9DPO I wake up with that familiar feeling of nausea that is telling me to get something to eat in my stomach.... also at times dizzy, and several times throughout the day EXTREME thirst, out of the norm. test in the evening, BFN.
9DPO - starting to get a sore throat like a cold. Lower immune system??
10DPO, feel queasy/hungry, such a familiar feeling after having 3 babies in the last 4 years. I'm more sure than ever that I'm pregnant! Spells of being lightheaded.

BFN this morning.

AF should have appeared yesterday, no sign of it.

10DPO - morning: more sore throat. evening - heartburn!!!!
also... this is a random thing...... for the last week I've been seeing things incorrectly. Like if something says "Man dies in fire" I'll think it said "Man lies interest" something just totally random.
My husband had gas and it caused me to dry heave.. Also couldn't stand the smell of his beer breath

11DPO cried while watching a video of a teacher saving a student from choking..
slightly swollen labia, smelly urine

12DPO big morning sickness this morning. Aversion to different types of food. Daughter peed in her potty, as I was emptying it the smell made me dry heave. Very sick now with a head cold and phlegm.

evening - very light pink spotting.

13DPO more morning sickness, coming in waves over me throughout the day. Ran out of pregnancy tests, can't test. Finally run out to the store and buy more, test in the evening... BFN. This is driving me nuts!!! This is now day 32 of my cycle with no period... normally I'm a 28 day girl... but my BD was on day 19 of my cycle, so technically we are only 13 days past that... it is so hard waiting!!! WDYT???? It's like, I KNOW I'm pregnant, and I'm pissed off that the tests are saying no still!!!!!

14DPO tested in the morning with another dollar store test, BFN. Crazy emotional - yelling at my hubby all morning.

I finally realized that the dollar store brand I was buying was one I hadn't used before, and I realized I might have better luck with a more expensive test.

So I drove to Shoppers and bought a first response test that shows pregnancy up to 5 days early.....
and... ***DRUMROLL*****

BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm just upset that it took the tests so long. I've known since 6 days past BD.

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IUI Miracle

I remember reading month after month about how others were surprised and excited, never thinking it would happen to them... Ditto. I could not be happier to finally say that I received my BFP. Here's my story...

Several years ago I went to the hospital for treatment for an infection. During a routine xray it was discovered that I had a large ovarian mass (think, size of a football and it got bigger) No wonder I kept gaining weight! Since that time, I've had surgery twice and I was also diagnosed with PCOS (with strong insulin resistance). Fast forward several years of fighting my own body and I continue to face infertility.

Finally, letrozole was working and I was ovulating. Check one. Sperm analysis complete with no problems. Check two. Why am I not getting pregnant? I don't know. I will say this... against add odds it just happened. I got my BFP on my first (!!) IUI. I did not use a trigger and OPKs never really worked with me so I was guessing based on months of tracking BBT. Also, I ovulated at least 24 hours after my IUI. I combed over every single bit of info (after the fact) about timing IUI and ovulation. I am here to tell you, it can work in all kinds of situations! Reading obsessively can drive you crazy. My BBT was off this month, plus the timing of the IUI, and I got a cold. I just knew I was out... Not so much. My first BFP came on 12dpo. I'm currently 5 weeks pregnant.

'don't get obsessed with reading into signs and online sites' haha, never!
'stop trying so hard and it'll just happen' - uh, no.
Have faith and keep trying.

BFP 2 months after tubal reversal

Hi everyone! So I wanted to share my story and get some feedback...
tubal ligation postpartum 7-25-08
tubal reversal surgery 07-28-15
LMP 09-11-15
2 BFP on HPT's 10-7-15 then by blood serum same day
HCG level 10-7-15 - 79.9
10-8-15 - 108
10-9-15 - 180

So far my symptoms are fatigue, slight nausea once or twice, breast tenderness and dull cramping.
I had an ultrasound on 10-9-15 but they couldn't see anything yet..I'm really worried bc I have a slight pain in my right side and im scared of ectopic..but trying to stay positive. I go back in 3 days for repeat hcg and another ultrasound as soon as it hits 1000-1500...wish me luck!!

Has anyone else had dull right side pain in a normal pregnancy??

GOD ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS! OUR TESTIMONY

***WARNING*** THIS WILL BE LONG! THIS STORY HAS BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING AND I AM SOOOO GLAD TO FINALLY BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL, PLEASE NOTE. I BELIEVE IN GOD AND THIS TESTIMONY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON MY FAITH IN JESUS!! I hope I can encourage someone that God has a plan for all of us and there is so much beauty in waiting upon him, we just don't always see it when we are in the process! We have been trying for almost 4 years and now have our BFP!

So this is the back story..... I am 32 years old. I just turned 32 on September 23. When I was about 15 years old I began to notice an absence in my periods. I was slightly over weight but nothing too major. No one really seemed concerned and here and there I would get it so I wasn't too worried. I was distracted with being a teenager, and was actually heading down a pretty destructive path of being promiscuous, drinking and doing drugs. When I was 16 I was in a long term relationship up until about 19, we had unprotected sex all the time and I was actually shocked that I never ended up pregnant. THANK GOD! It was an awful relationship! We ended up breaking up.

Anyways at 19 I decide I'm tired of being overweight and I decide to make a lifestyle change, so I start eating right and exercising about 3 x a week. Right away within the first month my periods returned (I was not aware at the time what PCOS was, or that I even had it, and that working out and exercising would work in my favour). So that whole year I drop about 50lbs. At 20 I begin a new relationship with a guy I actually grew up with, to my shock I ended up pregnant (this was 2004) within 3 months of being with him. He was addicted to drugs, bad news all around but I was "in love". I gave birth to my son in 2005 who I just adore and love, I married his dad and we were in the process of divorcing within 6 months. It was a mess and it hurt me deeply for so long.

So fast forward a few more years and I meet my DH, we date for 3 years. I take things extremely slow. We eventually got married! We decided we wanted to start on children straight away as I had a feeling there might be some complications with me. Upon research I started suspecting I had PCOS (I was over weight again and the periods started disappearing, they would never come back unless I ate right and exercised). I ate right, lost a bunch of weight again...We tried for one year and nothing, finally I visited my OB/GYN and we did testing. It was determined that on my end I had PCOS. We were told there was nothing we could do and that we would need intervention with Clomid, Metformin, or IVF if all else failed.

I was very new in my faith and I didn't know what to do. I would pray and cry and ask God over and over again to help me. Oneday my husband and I were at a church function and the pastor who we barely new came upto us and started praying over us. We never told him our situation or anything and when he prayed over us he said God was showing him we were seeking a healing and he said that our prayers would be answered and that they would not be answered by any doctor, any medication, any institution that God himself would answer this request. We still never told the pastor our issue we just believed in the prayer and what God said and went home.
Soon after this I had a dream. I had a dream I was trying to climb this huge mountain. I was struggling and Jesus appeared on the mountain beside me and he said "Take my hand, I will help you across the mountain". I told him if I let Go I will fall and he said no "I will not let you fall take my hand". I didn't know that the mountain at that time was us trying for a child and overcoming it with his help.

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Had me at HELLO!!!

Good Morning Ladies,

So... I am 4 weeks pregnant today!!! YAY!!!

This is my first pregnancy and I must say that my SO and I are VERY excited. How did it all start?

LMP- September 5, 2015.

After getting off the pill in July, AF showed 5 days late in August. I knew it had to come so that I could monitor when I ovulate. After AF left, the BD began. I ovulated on September 16, 2015. I felt the pinch coming from my left ovary, so I knew what time it was.

This is my breakdown:

2-12dpo: Dull abdominal cramps (off and on) and headaches (off and on)
4-12dpo: Tingling nipples and itchy breast
6-12dpo: Fatigue
11dpo: Greater sense of smell

All my symptoms, I passed off at if it was AF. HA!! Made me out of a liar...

The morning I got my BFP!!

I woke up 12dpo (9/28/2015) knowing it was testing day. I followed my Ovia app, logging all my information.

I knew (or I thought I knew) I had a dollar test under the sink along with a digital (shown in the picture). When I went to get the dollar test, it was nothing but the box... So, I'm thinking Great. Maybe this is a sign that I shouldn't test. Then something was like no TEST. I believe it was the dream I had the night before that I got my BFP. I have NEVER had a dream like that. After I took the digital, I kind of threw it to the side because I just knew it was going to say NOT PREGNANT. After about 2 minutes, I looked back at the test and BOOM... PREGNANT!!! I stood in the mirror looking at my stomach for about 5 minutes before going into the bedroom, turning on all the lights and jamming the test in my SO face. He was so surprised (and sleepy). All he could do was hug me and the first thing he said was, "you are carrying my little BOY, in there". Ha!!!! So that day, at 3 weeks 3 days, according to my LMP, I contacted my OBGYN to confirm. They brought me in for blood test and a PT. PT had a faint positive and the next day my blood work was at a 23 hCG. So I had to go back the following day to make sure my levels went up, and they did!! Up to a 90!! Whoohoo!!!! I am filled with so much emotion and is so scared at the same time. We are so blessed to be adding to our little family and we can't doing anything but thank God for allowing it to happen.

This was technically our 1st cycle TTC. Prayer works and we conceived on God's timing.

After over 5 years, BFP!!! Baby #2 on the way!

First of all, I have been a stalker of this website for years. Month after month, I would compare my symptoms with others and hope for my own BFP. Finally, I can share my own experiences and I am so greatful and feel very blessed. It took over 18 months to get pregnant with my daughter who is now 6 and a half years old. After about a year of trying, I went to the doctors and then eventually to a fertility specialist. I was diagnosed as having PCOS. During the testing process, I got nervous about one of the tests and walked out of the doctor's office. My husband and I talked about adoption and just came to the realization that pregnancy wasn't going to happen. The next month, I was pregnant! Go figure! After my daughter was born, we tried for a second when she was about a year old. We figured it would take a while, but years passed. I almost went through IVF treatments, but decided against that as well. In all this time, my doctors would say, your TSH is a little high, but not high enough to treat just yet. Finally, I went to an endocrinologist who prescribed me levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I lost a bunch of weight and the first month we tried to get pregnant since then, I got pregnant. I could tell that my cycles were becoming more and more regular, my luteal phase corrected itself (it was short), and fertile CM was changing as well. So here are my symptoms leading up to this BFP:

Night before ovulation: BD!
Ovulation day: Some cramping and stretching from ovulation. Pretty normal for me.
1-3 dpo: Nothing really

4-5 dpo: I was still getting the pulling sensation I get from ovulation. I thought it was strange because I usually only get that right after I ovulate. It's kind of hard to describe, but it's more noticeable when going pee. It's kind of in the ovary area and just feels like tugging or pulling. Skin is oily, breaking out, increased creamy CM.

6-7 dpo: Breasts really sore. They hurt on the bottom and sides, and pretty badly. I thought that was strange since they never really hurt on the bottom. Skin still oily.

7-8 dpo: nausea is beginning... I just have a slightly upset stomach. Oh, I started craving strawberry shakes. That was the same thing I wanted with my daughter...

9 dpo: nausea, indigestion, constipated, I thought for sure I was having my period from the cramping. I had heartburn, and this is the evening that the hot flashes started. Usually, the night before my period starts, I feel really hot. I have come to expect my period the next day when this happens. So with the cramping, and that... I was sure I was out. Breasts not hurting that badly. It comes and goes. Oily skin is kind of clearing up. Dry cm.

10-11 dpo: nausea increasing, hot flashes continue every evening and progressively get worse every day. No CM. Started dry heaving. Cramps have subsided a bit, but still have pulling and pinching sensations. Heartburn as well.

12 dpo: We go on a little road trip and I feel like Im going to puke with all the turns on the road. I grabbed one of my favorite candy bars and after taking a bite, I spit it out. I told my husband it was bad... He said it was just fine. I don't believe him, because it tasted really bad. The same thing happened when I tried to eat a few of my daughter's cheese pringles. I spit them out too! I swore they were bad or expired or something, but they said they tasted perfectly normal. I'm hot, then cold, then I feel like my face is on fire... No PMS, no oily skin. All of this was very strange... lol. I was beginning to suspect I may be pregnant, but I didn't let myself think too much about it. I kept telling myself that it was all in my head and Im just psyching myself out... lol! If you've been TTC as long as I have, you know how hard it is to get your hopes up just to get AF.

13 dpo: All of the same symptoms, also tired. Made my husband get me a strawberry and peach concrete! Oh, this is just like when I was pregnant with my girl! Increased appetite. Oh, I actually threw up that night too.

14 dpo: I have an appointment for laser treatments, and I figured I better take a test just so I can rule it out before my appointment. My husband went to go pick one up while I held in my FMU. OMG, OMG, IT WAS A BFP!!! Dark line that showed up immediately!

I'm nervous because I'm still having some cramping. I just hope and pray that this baby we be healthy and full term. Hang in there if you are reading this. I know the struggle!

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