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BFP Au Naturale after 9 Months TTC

BFP at 13 dpo all naturally

I am 30. This is our 9th month TTC #1 all naturally. Reading through other women's symptoms on this site has really really helped me through my TWW and most of my nine months TTC. Each month I obsessed over everyone else's symptoms, hoping I would have some. It's FINALLY my turn to share. Hope this helps someone else. Here are my symptoms.

-2dpo BD

-1dpo BD

0dpo BD

2dpo BD creamy cm

3dpo Creamy cm

4 - 6dpo == No cm feels very dry. Moody and depressed on and off and crying for no apparent reason. Hungry. Just after finishing breakfast/lunch/dinner wanted to eat again. Hmmm.

7dpo == Odd pinches in uterus in the late evening, lasted about 2 hours on and off. bloated. could not zip up pants. Feeling very agitated. Unable to explain restlessness.

8dpo == BBs feel very dry and itchy. Legs hurt, feel heavy and painful.

9dpo == BBs start to pain today, not the nipples, the sides between the underarm and the areas around the nipple. Odd! Not usual for me. They don't seem any bigger or different than when AF comes. Watery cm not much though. Notice blue veins on BBs and chest. Little cm still watery. Legs still achy.

10dpo == BBs hurting more now, moody, crying, constipated and really bad gassy. CM now creamy, peeing more often, notice its darker than usual .. odd since I drink a lot of water. Woke up sometime in the middle of the night with pins and needles in my left arm :(, that usually happens before AF. Legs not as achy anymore.

11dpo == Same - BBs hurt, moody and depressed and still constipated and gassy

12dpo == Finally BM, feeling relived in the stomach. BBs still hurt. Feel some AF types pains not as severe though. Go away after an hour. Mood pretty okay but really very tired by the evening, can't keep my eyes open. Unusual as internally mind seems active, but physically can't keep eyes open.

13dpo == Had decided not to test until day of missed AF. AF due tomorrow. By mid-afternoon am really restless, decide to give in and test with the very last hpt (first response) I have at home. Did not have the courage to walk in after 3-4 minutes to look at the test. Was sure it would be a let down like all those previous months, Finally decide to walk into the bathroom ... the test has two dark lines!! Can't believe it, go back and look at the instructions, it is a BFP!!!! and it was not even the FMU. Double check with images from this site of others' BFPs to make sure. Yeah Yeah! It is a BFP. Call DH at work while crying, he thinks this month is also a goner as I am crying so hard, I had to repeat it to him 2 times that the test is positive before he realized what I was saying.

14dpo == Wake up at 2am am fully awake, can smell the air in the room! can't go back to sleep the smell is so strong! lots of EWCM. Sinking in slowly now that we are pregnant :) . Starting to have lower back pain, BBs still hurt, but I can take all of this pain now :) Its okay ! Praying that this is a sticky bean.

No nausea, no headaches, not too much tiredness yet.

What I did different this cycle.
- drank a lot of warm water in between meals (6 - 7, 16 oz glasses/day)
- practiced visualizing everyday from O day that sperm enters my uterus, does the bd with the egg, fertilizes it and attaches to the uterine wall.
- prayed and prayed and prayed

All I have to say is that God is GREAT! My journey has had its ups and downs like so many other women. The longing to have a baby has been there for 2 years now, although we have been TTC only 9 months officially. Looking back for every month that we didn't conceive now I feel that much more thankful and happy for the divine blessing. It we hadn't gone through it, the value of this BFP might not have been what it is today. I am humbled by God's magical ways. Its probably just Gods way of doing his miracles.

Baby dust to all!!!

BFP with Clomid, Preseed & Meditation

Its been a very long road but I finally have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years and 4 months. Your website has been a source of sound advice and inspiration! I have previously tried clomid and accupunture without success. I read the Harvard Med School Book "Six Steps to Increased Fertility" and was very impressed by the rates of pregnancy achieved through meditation classes. Starting in April, I took an 8 wk mindfulness meditation class which helped significantly with my stress level. We decided to take a 3 month hiatus from my job as a physician and try Clomid again before moving on to see REI in October. If I had not been reading TWW I would not have tested as early as I did, which allowed me to start eating the best possible diet as soon as I knew I was pregnant!

This is what I did differently:

--Meditated and Prayed Daily
--Temped (first time ever)
--Clomid 100mg Days 3-7
--Drank Iced Green Tea D1 -D15
--No caffeine except green tea since D4
--Preseed (first cycle trying this!)
--No robitussin, just drank water until urine was clear
--BD daily from day 9 through positive OPK (D15) and for 3 days after
--Reflexology and massage D17 and D25

Early Pregnancy Symptoms:
--- D14 EWCM and Cramping
--D15 positive OPK, severe cramping
--D18 mild gassy abdominal cramping
--D19 gassy cramping, vomited x 1
--D26 (10 DPO) Spotting (light brown mucus), vomited x 1, lower abdomen hurst with laughing/stretching
--D27 Spotting (very light). +HPT (answer)
--D28 Blood BHCG 132
D29 on, increasing bloating, gas, constipation, vomiting in afternoon on some days.

Thanks!!!!!!!!

Thank you God!

Hello Ladies,
I tested this morning and I finally got the BFP I was praying for. After two and a half years of trying to conceive on or own (with no luck) my doctor suggested we see an RE. I was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids and I had to have surgery to have those removed.  There was a huge one that was right on my uterine wall so they had to cut the uterus. I was worried about all the things that could go wrong with the surgery, but I had faith that God would make everything okay. After a couple of months the uterus was healed and we were given the okay to actively TTC. We tried for 3 months with no success. The RE was concerned that the fibroids would grow back so we really had to get pregnant soon.  The next couple of months we had two IUIs with Letrozole (produces mulitiple eggs to increase your chances) and Ovidrel (induces ovulation) and they failed. I was really beginning to feel hopeless. However, I did not allow myself to dwell on it. I left it in the Lord's hands. My husband and I decided we would not undergo anymore fertility treatment atleast for a couple of months. This is the second month without fertility treatment and we got our long awaited BFP! God is so awesome! All that time I prayed everyday and asked God to give me peace and patience as I waited for my little bundle of joy.
My Pregnancy Symptoms:
1 DPO-4 DPO No symptoms
5 DPO-10 DPO Creamy CM and Tender Breasts (both unusual for me)
11 DPO-12 DPO Tender Breasts and AF cramps
13 DPO Tender Breasts and slight cramping
Decided to test this morning (7/28/07) because my luteal phase is usually 12 days long.
+ Positive HPT!!!!! Baby is due 4/7/08!!!
Thank you Elle! This website gives those that are actively TTC so much hope!
Baby Dust to All!

BFP by Prayer after 9 yrs Infertility

I struggled with infertility for almost 9 years before finally getting pregnant -- AFTER starting the adoption process. Yes, I'm one of the very few fortunate ones who that really DOES happen to sometimes. I never, EVER believed it when people told me that NOW I would get pregnant because I was adopting. It didn't make me angry... I just figured they didn't know what they were talking about. [Only a very small percentage get pregnant after adopting.] After all.. I was 38 years old and 2 laparoscopies, Lupron and Clomid never helped me, so why would adoption help me? Boy, what a shocker when I finally tested positive!! I'm still in disbelief sometimes... I just shake my head in wonder.

How do I feel now about infertility after having the chance to be pregnant and give birth to an awesome child? I still don't know why God made me wait so long. I still remember the agony, anger and utter hopelessness that I felt at times. I still remember how awkward I felt in social situations. Never feeling like I QUITE related to women my age because they already had kids, or not relating well to singles because they weren't married. I had friends, but I never felt like I "fit in" anywhere. I didn't know why I had to be "cursed" while other women could give birth over and over, even when they weren't good parents!!! How INFURIATING!!!

I remember pouring my heart out to God one day. I sat at the piano, cried and sang, "Only You can fill my deepest longing. Only You can breath in me new life. Only You can fill my heart with laughter. Only You can answer my heart's cry." It was a time of surrender. I still felt pain but I purposed in my heart not to be bitter and fatalistic anymore.

Maybe a year later, we decided to pursue adoption. I totally dropped TTC and felt such a peace and excitement -- knowing I was finally going to be a mother. The process was exhilarating, aggravating, tiring, but completely fulfilling!

And then the unthinkable happened... a year after starting the adoption process and just 2 days after submitting our final paperwork to Beijing, I found out I was pregnant! My emotions ran the gamut: excited, worried, MAD, incredulous, doubtful, anxious, etc. All in the first day I found out!!

Well, I decided to continue with the adoption (even though it COULD have been cancelled if they knew I was pregnant). I knew it was going to be hard -- and it IS! But I feel so blessed! I have 2 wonderful boys!!

I still don't have all the answers, but I CAN say that I appreciate my boys SO MUCH! And I am so HUMBLED that God allowed me this privilege. To be honest, I STILL wish it would have happened much earlier when I could have been a younger mom, but I'm going to take what was handed to me with gratefulness. I'm in awe of God's mercy and kindness to me. But that mercy and kindness are not always shown in the same way. I wish that every woman could get pregnant like I did, but I also know that it doesn't always work out that way. I certainly didn't expect it for myself. But I do know that every woman can come to a point of surrender and find peace. I did.

I guess I wrote this to give some of you hope.

BFP by Prayer after failed IVF

After numerous failed failed fertility treatments including a failed IVF treatment, I was seriously on the verge of depression. A friend of the family gave me blessed water to drink and a prayer to say every night. That very month we got pregnant naturally. There is no doubt in my mind that this baby is truly a divine miracle, and I thank God at least 10 times everyday. Even though our miracle won't be here for awhile, and we technically are not past the safety of the 1st trimester, I knew when we heard that heartbeat that this was finally the answer to our unanswered prayers. Even though infertility was the worst experience in my life, I can't ignore the fact that some good came of it. It showed me how wonderful and supportive my husband can be. It strengthened my faith in God. I'm sure that it will be a strong reminder everyday to never take my children for granted...not even for one single second. And it also reminded me to try my best to help comfort others who are suffering as well. I guess this was God's plan for me all along. I can only hope that God's plans for others comes into place very soon, so all women suffering from infertility can experience the miracle of a BFP.

Don't stop believing in miracles. They happen more than we realize.

BFP by Prayer after 14 mo TTC

i just got my BFP today at 14DPO after 14months TTC. i'm so excited and i can't wait to be a mother!!! for the past three months i was taking vitex, pre natals and Vit B6 throughout my entire cycle. this cycle was the first time i used pre seed and i got my BFP! thank you for a wonderful website. i was always stalking other people's early pregnancy symptoms and now i get to post mine!!! thank you Lord!!!

4DPO gas that would not come out
8DPO heart burn at night before falling asleep and upon waking up mild cramps sort of like AF but not exactly hot flushes throughout the day
10DPO sore boobs but not too painful. only when i touched them did i feel pain but i was aware of the discomfort
13DPO boobs sore on and off throughout the day
14DPO AF no show in the morning. Tested with mid morning urine and again in the afternoon and BFP!!!!!!!!

i can honestly say i had less symptoms than i thought i'd have. in the previous months i would have soo many but then BFN. this is my first and i am soo excited!!! what i found interesting though was that after 7DPO i hardly had any CM at all. i always thought i'd have large amounts.

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!

BFP Naturally wtih Endo/Prayer/After Lap

Over the last few months I have turned to various boards to read success stories. I am finally able to post my own and hope that it keeps you positive and hopeful.

Although my ttc road was short by comparison (7 months), it turned dismal pretty quickly.

I consulted an RE after three months of well timed bd but no success. The doctor was shocked to see that at 29 my FSH level was 20. Further tests found that my left ovary was fluid filled and in a laparascopy my left tube was completely closed off. They also found severe endo.

Immediately following the surgery, I was told to proceed directly to IVF. I now had one tube, elevated FSH, severe endo and hypothyroidism--a recipe that meant a long shot in natural conception.
I decided to put my faith in God, try to get my body in some sort of better health balance and give it three months. If after three months I still wasn't pregnant, I would indeed go straight to IVF.

Well, the good news is that the month after my lap I did conceive naturally (lots of prayer and chinese herbs and accupuncture). I am now 7 weeks and had an ultrasound today which confirmed that the pregnancy is progressing well (I even saw the heartbeat).

Despite the depressing stats, success is possible. I think doctors are too quick to tell us that there is no way it can happen for us naturally. Stay hopeful and keep faith in God.
I hope that you too will soon have your own success story to share.

BFP Naturally wtih Endo/Prayer/After Lap

Over the last few months I have turned to various boards to read success stories. I am finally able to post my own and hope that it keeps you positive and hopeful.

Although my ttc road was short by comparison (7 months), it turned dismal pretty quickly.

I consulted an RE after three months of well timed bd but no success. The doctor was shocked to see that at 29 my FSH level was 20. Further tests found that my left ovary was fluid filled and in a laparascopy my left tube was completely closed off. They also found severe endo.

Immediately following the surgery, I was told to proceed directly to IVF. I now had one tube, elevated FSH, severe endo and hypothyroidism--a recipe that meant a long shot in natural conception.
I decided to put my faith in God, try to get my body in some sort of better health balance and give it three months. If after three months I still wasn't pregnant, I would indeed go straight to IVF.

Well, the good news is that the month after my lap I did conceive naturally (lots of prayer and chinese herbs and accupuncture). I am now 7 weeks and had an ultrasound today which confirmed that the pregnancy is progressing well (I even saw the heartbeat).

Despite the depressing stats, success is possible. I think doctors are too quick to tell us that there is no way it can happen for us naturally. Stay hopeful and keep faith in God.
I hope that you too will soon have your own success story to share.

BFP with Sperm Meets Egg Plan

12 dpo Yesterday I got a BFP with an ANSWER EARLY using FMU but it didn't show up until after the 4 min.

Tested again at 2:30 with ANSWER, EQUATE, FRER all BFP

TESTed again at 6pm with Clear blue easy regular BFP

13 dpo TODAY (Thursday) I tested with Target one step..BFP in less than 1 min

SYMPTOMS...no symptoms...except for on Tuesday of this week I woke up and the back of my head was wet...NIGHT HOT FLASHES!! must be the temp going up. Nothing else.

WHAT WE DID: SMEP (Sperm Meets Egg Plan)....green tea...af to O....robbitusson 5 days before O until 1 day after....and prayed. I think that's it.

This was our first month TTC...but our 4th month charting and ultimatley I think that is what did it...I had everything timed out perfect because I had timed it all out before and was ready. Infact, last month I had a practice month with OPK's just to get used to them.

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