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BFP on a Break

Isn't that just the way it goes: you try for month after excruciating month to get pregnant, but to no avail. Then you decide to lay off for a bit, take it easy, re-charge the battery… and voila – you're pregnant!

Those are the types of stories you'll find here. And if you have one to submit for inclusion, we want to hear from you! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

prayed to god every night to bless me with a bfp!

1: cramps right pelvic pain body aches 97.6 positive Opk

2.cervix high soft open , positive Opk

3.backache appetite increase 97.8

4.cramps tender breast, high Medium form cervix , cm school glue

5.’left pelvic pain, tender breast. ,school glue 97.52

6 fatigue,tender breast, bloating, school glue cm,high firm closed

7 -(didn’t log)

8 cramps, migraine, tender breast nausea (thought it was from a party previously )97.97
,3very strong cramps 20 secs apart is lower abdomen ,School glue faint hpt idk if positive maybe seing things

9 98.17 , abdominal cramping, firm medium closed cervix,

10 (didn’t log)

11 (didn’t log)

12 positive hpt at 8:50pm
Vomiting 9:15pm

13 nipple soreness heavy boobs , nausea 88cent bfp

14 digital bfp

15no period bfp positive Opk

BFP with PCOS after HSG

It all started when I stopped birth control in December 2016 and didn't get my period for 3 months. So I made an obgyn appointment in February 2017 and was diagnosed with pcos. I was very scared and sad to hear the news as I learned that getting pregnant will now be a more difficult journey and I am 28 years old so I wanted to get things rolling asap. I began by trying the holistic route and going to fertility acupuncture treatments once a week and making the famous pcos smoothie every morning. After 2 months of this I decided I want to start clomid as my obgyn recommend. So in April 2017 I sarted first round of clomid 50mg and of course no ovulation. Took progesterone to get period. Next month started 100mg and did ovulate! I never detected the ovulation on kit at home but ultrasound showed 2 large follicles. But still didn't get pregnant. Next 2 months tried 100mg again and ovulated every time but it didn't work... So my obgyn sent me to an RE. The RE said I need to get a lot of testing done before she can suggest a form of treatment, which would have been the letrazole. So I did a lot of blood work, my husband got tested, and everything came back normal. The next step was the HSG and saline tests. So I scheduled the tests for September 2017. The HSG was painful but very quick whereas the saline test was worst in my opinion! Longer and more painful. Anyways, both ca,e back normal. So the RE said I need to wait fo my period to start so we can start the letrazole and HCG injection treatment. So I waited for my period to come and it never did which is normal for me, so I decided to take progesterone as I had some left from last time. After I took the progesterone for 10 days I still didn't get a period but I had period like cramps. So I decided to take a pregnancy test... BFP!!! I immediately called my husband into the bathroom and we were both in shock! I started crying and pacing because we weren't even trying that month! Of course all the months we tried to conceive like clock work, and it didn't work, but the moment we didn't try at all we get a BFP!! So I just wanted to tell all you pcos ladies out there, don't lose hope! It can happen even without any medication! I'm so happy and beyond excited to have my baby! Good luck to all of you! Kick pcos butt! :-)

BFP before septum removal surgery

History: After a year and a half of trying, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a complete uterine septum, and low egg count (1.5). I had a laparoscopy and hysterscopy in Oct 2018, where they removed as much of the endo as they could and removed polps from my cervix. They discovered that my septum was thicker then they thought so they didn't remove it. My RE wanted me to get an MRI and have a specialist look at it. They did and it was determined that they could operate on it safely and surgery was set for January. This was back at the beginning of December and it is now Dec 25 and I just got my first BFP three days ago. I would love to be consumed with joy but instead all I can think about is how likely my pregnancy will end in a miscarriage. Hopefully everything happens for a reason and if anything, I can say that YES I can get pregnant naturally.

This month was probably the first month I didn't track any symptoms, thinking we could take a cycle off before my surgery. I'm not even sure when I ovulated and I think we only bd'd once around that time. Also after my laparoscopy, everything about my cycle was a little off. I did start changing a lot of things this month because I believed that after they removed my septum I would start on IVF and I wanted to start improving my egg quality. I started to think about my diet, BPA, and chemicals in our house. Coincidentally my husband bought a bunch of fresh pineapple (I think it was on sale) and I did eat all of it around the time of my ovulation. Also, my 80 year old grandma told me recently that the reason I don't have a baby is because I walk barefooted around my house. I disregarded this as a superstition.....but I started wearing socks to bed this month just in case. So I guess my grandma got the last laugh.

I know its been said on here time and time again but I definitely have had more pregnancy symptoms in previous cycles then I did this cycle. The first sign something was off was the lack of my usual PMS symptoms. Usually about a week before my period my bb's get really hard and sensitive but they felt normal. I chalked it up to the changes from the removal of my endo. Then a couple days before my expected period I started to feel like I was coming down with something. I felt feverish (only had a low grade temp),tired, and sore throat. This was odd because I don't normally get sick and if I do it only lasts max two days. So on the third day of felling awful, I decided to test just for good measure and there was a shadow of a line on an amazon cheapie. I sent my husband out in the morning to get a First Response and a Clear Blue and they were instant positives. I have an appt tomorrow to get my blood drawn and find out the next steps. Good thought are appreciated!

BFP CD23 - 11DPO only DTD once

Hi All!

I’ve been on this site for over a year now and I’m happy to finally post my BFP journey by DPO.
Bit of background info - I’m 29, I have 2 beautiful children (DS12&DD9), I had a cp August 2016 and I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines, June of this year. I have had constant headaches during the 2WW but haven’t documented them as I wouldn’t know better. This was a surprise and we weren’t proactively trying but if it happens it happens.

CD10 - DTD pm, cm - creamy

CD11 - EWCM, I can feel my boobs
Pm gassy - fuller/bloated feeling, pain when I cough

Ovulation Day CD12 - Light cramping, EWCM, ovulation pain left side. BBT 35.7

1DPO - Mid left cramps, bad gas- lower tummy very tight making it hurt when I did a wee wee. backaches. Creamy cm. BBT 36.1

2DPO - ovulation pain left side?! Bad gas with pain. tingly nipples, shooting pain in left breast more than once in afternoon which continued to midnight. pain in left midsection maybe gas related. I need to pee every 1 hour since waking up to lunchtime. body aching. small amount of ewcm not very stretchy, dry cm after 8pm. Hot flushes in the afternoon and noticing I’m thirsty. Craved watermelon? I don’t really like this! Fatigue and nausea. BBT 36.1

3DPO - Left side twinges /pains. Tired. Gassy and bloated with aches. Creamy cm. Heightened sense of smell. My partner can’t seem to do anything right today and into the coming week! So grumpy lol BTW this isn’t me. BBT 36.2

4DPO - light cramps and extreme gas pain. I’m thinking WTH is going on with me?! I have never been like this in my life. My partner offered to swap butts so he could get rid of my gas for me lol so sweet. BBT 36.2

5DPO - Gas aches and pains. Thirsty. BBT 36.5

6DPO - Boobs slightly tender on and off. Very gassy. One sharp cramp this morning and
Back aches after breakfast.. I never eat breakfast but I was sick hungry. BBT 36.5
My guess now is this was the day of implantation.

7DPO - Gas pain and food cravings. I wanted a chocolate cake and nothing else haha
BBT 36.1

8DPO - very tired. Between not being able to sleep from my headaches to Broken sleep. It’s been and ugly week. Don’t feel the slightest bit pregnant.

9DPO - Sick hungry to loss of appetite.
BBT 36.2

10DPO - Thirsty, Sick hungry, Loss of appetite. Watery CM. BBT 36.3

11DPO - Period pain burning, Loss of appetite.
So I’m sitting on the couch while my partner is burping and carrying on and I thought to myself, im not the gassy one in the relationship it’s him and maybe it’s a pregnancy symptom? Having multiple pregnancies I haven’t had any of my usual 2WW symptoms. I took a confirm HPT and got a very very faint line. BBT 36.2

12DPO - I find this funny that the moment I take FMU HPT, and get a second faint line that I then get every symptom I normally would.
Confirm HPT barely there pink line FRER definitely positive .
Sore boobs - bright blue veins.
Light headed
Nauseous
Wanted to vomit after dinner
Hot flushes all day
Period pain on and off /gas
Twinges left side of stomach
Poking sensation by belly button left side
BBT 36.4

13DPO - BBT 36.5
Sharp stabbing in left ovary region throughout the day. Pulling sensations in uterus?
Boobs are really sore.
Nauseous / light headed
Tired/exhausted
Emotional at a wedding ring? (lady taking bloods) it was pretty! Lol
Hot flushes
Burning / period sensation
Gas
HPT confirm faint pink positive. FRER BFP
Drs appointment also had Blood test today. I’ll post my Beta HCG results for you ladies on Monday. I also recommend not using the Confirm HPT as they not very sensitive. FRER for the win

14DPO - Clear Blue digital not FMU pregnant 1-2weeks, but I already know that only DTD once!
Pulling sensations in stomach
Sharp shooting sensations left side of abdomin
Very sore boobs and sick hungry.

Still early days for me but fingers crossed this one sticks. I hope this helps someone :) Baby dust to all

BFP naturally after 2+years and 3 failed IUIs

I'm writing this because i feel that stories from here helped me a lot during those hard times! For all women who are still struggling to get pregnant, please hold on and take it easy, it will happen eventually!

Background story of us:
We've been married for almost 5 years, the first two years we decided to postpone to have a baby. Third year we started to feel like "this is the time" to think about having a baby, so we did the not preventing and not trying mode. A year had passed and it still did not happen. So on the second year of trying we seek for help to the fertility clinic. All standard tests were done, sperm test, USG, HSG etc. All normal and the doctor concluded that nothing keeps us from conceiving naturally however it just did not happen! end of 2nd year we decided that we need further "intervention" from the doctor so we asked for the possibility for IUI. Doctor said we are good candidates for that so 1st, 2nd and 3rd IUI later and all ended up in BFN. FYI my period is always clockwork, never missed a day!
In desperation, finally we decided to start thinking to move forward to IVF. Mid 2017 We signed up for IVF and we were put in a waiting list and we got our turn in mid 2018, a year in the waiting list wow...
For the time being we decided to forget about everything and enjoy our life to the fullest. In June we went travelling, and as predicted that month i got my period exactly on the predicted date. The next month I was busy preparing my departure to a business trip abroad, I often have to go abroad for a business meeting and this time i really enjoyed idk why maybe because i was not in the TTC mode. I was abroad for almost 2 months without realizing those month I do not get my period, i thought i was so stressed out and therefore my period was delayed. I drank wine, went to the party with my colleague, went on a speedboat etc.
On a phone call (LDR), my beloved husband asked whether i already got my period that month then i just realized that aunt flow had not showed her face this month! Long story short I bought a HPT and tried, then it's a BFP within 2 sec! I was in disbelief to only found out (the next day at the clinic) that i'm already 8weeks pregnant. No symptoms, No morning sick, no nothing!!!!! So ladies please keep on believing that it will happen!!!!
FYI: on around 6 weeks i got a spotting when i wiped with tissue after peeing, later on i found out it was an implantation bleeding, it was only one time with brown colored spotting.
I'm now 16 weeks and hoping that everything will go smooothly until the delivery. Baby dust to you all!

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FINALLY MY BFP WHILE WAITING FOR SURGERY

I have checked this site for a few years reading the stories lining them up with mines and every month BFN, so after 2.5 years of trying on and off I decided to focus on my health. I was scheduled to have gastric sleeve surgery on 06/23/17 so while waiting for my surgery date I decided I need to start my journey now (03/01/2017) I went on a low carb high protein diet I lost 35 lbs in 4 months 2 weeks before surgery I was put on a all liquid diet during this time I was also ovulating. We BD on CD 9 I ovulated on CD 12 like always. I thought man I sure hope this is not the one time I get pregnant(but we only did it one time and I cleaned up right afterwards) by 8 DPO I had this one really bad cramp that lasted all of 10 sec. and thought that's strange. I was so tired and easy annoyed that entire week(my only symptoms) my thinking is I haven't eaten in almost 2 week I'm "hangry" at this point. On the day I was suppose to get my period I had these cramps so any day AF will be. 2 days late I start blaming the liquid diet for my missed AF. Took a HCG test before jumping in the shower (2 days before surgery) got out and forgot about it my husband come in to take his shower and asked WHAT IS THIS. I look WTF this can't be right maybe me not eating is causing it to be positive ( in shock) now 20 weeks with my first son that I love so much. ....

1. the weight lost help
2. not being stressed about the TWW I know help
3. food choice healthy eating no toxic in my system
4. I was drinking fertilatea the 2 months leading to my BFP

I will always keep you ladies in my prayers and wishing you all nothing but the best

BFP without usual post-O symptoms

I'm 35, and my biological clock has been ticking for longer than I've known my husband. We got married last summer, but life and work had us put off TTC until this spring. I stopped BC in January and started tracking my cycle, started BBT in March before we even started trying. When we started TTC in May I was ready with Pre-Seed, since I knew my CM was scant. I also started recognizing symptoms of increasing progesterone after O, like really sensitive nipples POD1-2 and vivid dreams. My BBT temps were lower (high 96-low 97 pre-O and mid-high 97s post-O), which made me worry about thyroid issues. I also started spotting on POD6-8 on the cycles after we started TTC. All this to say I was worried about my luteal phase, my thyroid, the quality of my CM and eggs.

In August we went camping right before my fertile period, and I decided not to temp that weekend. It felt so nice not worrying that I decided to skip temping and just focus on other signs to decide when to BD. I also skipped using pre-seed since my DH hates it and trying to insert it without grossing him out was causing me stress. I usually O on CD14-15, so we BD CD9, 10, 11, 12.

CD9: BD no pre-seed.
CD10: A lot of EWCM, unusual for me. BD. No pre-seed.
CD11: Lotiony CM. BD no pre-seed.
CD12: I had a hunch I might be near O even though it was early and I was trying to be "laid-back". Took an OPK, positive. BD no pre-seed.

POD0: no symptoms
POD1-4: no symptoms. This was so weird for me I told DH, "Either I'm pregnant or I didn't ovulate."
POD5: boobs starting to get sore and heavy (never felt heavy before). Put on a bra to go to the store and couldn't wait to take it off.
POD6: still sore, full boobs.
POD7: sore boobs. Feel a tiny bit of cramping, tugging that comes and goes. No spotting like I had been doing previous cycles.
POD9: negative HPT
POD10-11: boobs still sore, light cramping. So convinced I'm pregnant I retrieve previous HPT and see super-faint (maybe evap) line.
POD12 (day before AF): HPT with FMU, faint but clear positive.

That's it. My first pregnancy. Now 6weeks1day, first appt with MD at 8 weeks. We were trying for four months, so I know we are lucky. My first symptom was a lack of normal post-O symptoms.

1st child at 42yr, low AMH, vasectomy reversal

Like most posters on this site, I have been a lurker forever... I met DH when I was 38, got married at 40 and started our long TTC journey after that. He had a vasectomy 10 years before we met and the fertility gods suggested IVF with sperm retrieval . After 4 IVF attempts, I responded poorly to drugs, all BFN, we gave up that route. Decided we'd try vasectomy reversal as last ditch effort (July 2013). 6 months later I decided to take time out and just enjoy our dive holiday over New Year's with DH and my grown up stepdaughters (16, 19 and 22 year old). Started detox and exercise in January after break. AF was late (cycles usually 24-26 days), POAS on Friday (CD 29) as I was meeting friends (who would offer wine..) BFP !!!! so "I stuck to detox". Monday did first bHCG - 4245 (yes over 4000). After all those BFN, felt like I'd won the lottery! I didn't chart or do OPKs as I was taking a break. Only symptoms were missed period and the mildest ticklish cramps in my TWW (they're usually painful). I even bought sanitary pads while waiting for AF. After an uncomplicated pregnancy, I gave birth naturally to a healthy boy at 39 weeks (September 2014) just 2 months before my 43rd birthday (DH was 48). He is now a busy almost 3 year old and we've been trying for a sibling... so I find myself lurking here again for hope (at the young age of 45yrs). But thought I should at least share our miracle to give others hope.

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!!!

Rainbow BFP 12-13dpo

This was our 6th cycle TTC. We had an early miscarriage/CP at 4+3 on our 4th cycle. Our 5th cycle TTC was the hardest mentally and most painful physically. I could not stop checking this site and symptom spotting like crazy leading up to really bad menstrual cramps in my back that sent me to the ER.

Now here we are with our rainbow BFP after deciding we would only BD when we felt like it(which we never go more than a day off anyway) and trying to not keep track or symptom spot. I would still lay down for a while after BD'ing or even just go to sleep, but other than that we didn't do anything extra.

I didn't have many symptoms and didn't keep track, but here is what I did take note of:

Normal Cycles 28-30 days
LMP 6/29
I usually ovulate around CD14, so that would've been 7/12

7dpo- 7/19 I flew across the country overnight and noted in my calendar a constant dull ache and a little pinching in my uterus (Implantation maybe,) and the tiniest wave of nausea the last hour of my flight (thought I was just hungry.)

7-12dpo- While on vacation the only thing I noted was vivid dreams every night including dreaming of a BFP when I napped for a few hours after landing the morning of 8dpo. I wanted to sleep the whole trip, but thought it was just jet lag. Had a tiny bit of heartburn once or twice, but I was not eating healthy or drinking water like I usually do and I was drinking more alcohol than usual (ooops!) Half way through the trip I told DH I thought I was pregnant because I felt nothing on the inside like I usually do before AF and my uterus just felt a little hard. The night before we flew home I started to cry talking to husband about how I'm not fit anymore and then got boiling mad when our flight got delayed making us miss our connection. Chalked up these emotions to normal PMS.

12-13dpo- Flew back home, had a tiny bit of heartburn and soreness on the sides of my bbs (especially left one,) took a test at 9:15 PM with diluted urine and got very clear, but faint BFP on walmart cheapie. Held urine for just 1.5 hours with no fluids and got a darker BFP on walmart cheapie!!! Then this morning took FRER and got another clear BFP!!! We are so excited and a little nervous!!!

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