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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!

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Natural miracle after 7 years TTC & IVF

I am still in shock if I am honest and had virtually no idea that I was pregnant at all. As I am a weirdo I still keep track of all of my cycles just in the hope of a natural miracle. If this hadn't happened to me I almost wouldnt believe it.

2dpo - dizzy when wake up
7dpo - started to have slightly tender breasts (thought it was just from the gym and weight training)
9dpo - slight cramping
10dpo - dizzy when wake up
11dpo - brown spotting - usual for me so thought nothing of it
12dpo - brown spotting - super emotional thought for sure my period was coming
13dpo - brown spotting - was thinking that I never usually spot for three days but my body always surprises me with these things
14dpo - spotting had stopped. went for a 12km run and felt a little off, kept pushing as I am training for a half marathon. Got back and felt extrmely light headed and expected my period to come. Thought I would do a test for a laugh and hopped into the shower. I am used to seeing negative tests and have never gotten pregnant naturally. I kept putting off testing as usually my period just comes after the spotting.

Got out and was like OMG WTF is this? Called hubby in and he said "oh I think you are pregnant". I was shocked and we were laughing. Stunned and unsure what to do next I called the medical centre and went for a blood test as it was Sunday so my GP was closed.

After all of this time, 7 years, multiple IVF's and two chemical pregnancies could this really be it?

14dpo HCG 48, progesterone 60
16dpo HCG 116, progesterone 61

Looking good! When asked what I did differently I initially said nothing, just carried on with life and started to enjoy not having kids LOL. I hadn't been taking my pre pegnancy vitamins and have been exercising pretty hard.

When I think about it I have been doing Chinese herbs and I did take DHEA (for egg quality) for a month in Dec - although they say you need to take it for 3 months to see effect.

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BFP with Unexplained Secondary Infertility for 2.5 years

Hi ladies,
I promised myself I would share our journey to BFP #2 if or when it actually ever happened.
Whether it’s primary infertility, secondary, etc., I know how incredibly difficult, painful, frustrating, and lonely this infertility process can be at times. I’m hoping my story will provide even one person some glimmer of hope.
I am turning 36 in May; wonderful, caring, supportive spouse turned 40 in October. We have a wonderful little boy who is turning 5 in July and starting kindergarten this year! When we started trying to conceive him, we were incredibly blessed it only took 4 months. I had a very easy, uneventful pregnancy and gave birth to him at 31.
I always envisioned having 2 children, 3 years apart. We started TTC #2 in July of 2014 thinking it wouldn’t take long. Had I known, we would have started WAY earlier.
Fast forward 8 months, I went to the OB that delivered my son concerned that we’ve been TTC for 8 months. She ran some initial bloodwork and all looked good. She said to come back after one year of trying if no luck.
One year later, I was back in her office. My husband had an SA with no issues (of course, he’s extremely proud of). I had a more in depth US which was unremarkable. MY AMH, LH, FSH, E2, PG – all labs were perfect. I had an HSG which was perfect. I was given the horrible diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.”
Though I have regular periods, always got a positive OPK on days 14-17 each month, she prescribed my Clomid to “boost my ovulation”. I was on Clomid for SIX months, unmonitored. The only monitoring I had was an ultrasound on day 12/13 each month to confirm there was a ripe follicle so I could trigger. No discussion of my lining or E2 levels. Looking back at my records – my lining was incredibly thin, a side effect from repeated use of Clomid. It also gave me terrible hot flashes and agitation. We switched to Femara for 2 more months (huge fan of vs Clomid) both with IUI but no success. In April 2016 (month 20), we decided to take a break.
In June (month 22), my sister in law convinced me to get a 2nd opinion with an infertility specialist, someone other than my OB. I felt like I was betraying all the work my OB had done but agreed – BEST DECISION EVER. I highly recommend working with a specialist – OB’s are wonderful, but not trained in all that can be involved with infertility. I had all the same labs repeated and was given the same diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.” She did order a different type of Ultrasound I hadn’t had yet -- an SIS (saline infused ultrasound) -- which showed I had a small polyp in my uterus which she didn’t think was the cause but wanted to remove it via hysteroscopy anyways. She also suggested I let her perform a laparoscopy at the same time to look for endometriosis. I was skeptical because I had NO symptoms of endo.
In July (month 23), I had the surgery and bam! Stage 1 endo. Though I was saddened it was only Stage 1 (never in my life did I think I would actually want endometriosis but anything was better than the “unexplained”), she was confident this was the issue. She cleaned me out and we were able to start trying again in August. We did 2 rounds of Femara, beautiful follies each time, no success.
Then 3 rounds of Follistem + IUI, responded well each time with multiple mature follies, still no success.
In January 2017, I decided we needed a break. The 30 months of trying was killing me. It changed me as a person. I was always agitated, depressed, starting to pull away from family/friends – TTC was consuming me. My whole life had revolved around giving our son a sibling and I had completely lost myself in the meantime. I started to think -- maybe our son was our miracle?
The next month in February, my husband and I went on a quick trip to Cancun for 4 nights. AF decided to show on the way to our departure gate. Seriously!!?? On a positive note, I was able to enjoy many fruity cocktails! Pina Colada con Mas Barcadi, por favor? Our second night there though I broke down in tears while having dinner. My husband and I decided I would talk to my primary doctor and get put on an anti-depressant when we got back.
5 days after getting back, I started Wellbutrin. Instantly felt better, had a TON of energy, but struggled with a little insomnia. Still better than the depression caused by the months of infertility.
Here we are now in March of 2017, week 3 of Wellbutrin, one month after getting back from our trip. I noticed my energy was gone and I was crazy tired. Tested 9 or 10dpo, very very very faint line. Labs drawn today, 11 or 12dpo, PREGNANT! And naturally. Beta 42 and progesterone 18.4. My husband and I had just discussed booking an IVF consult for June or July.

First Ever BFP - 3 years 11 months TTC

Shocked....that is what I am still feeling. I was having the lightest period on record and couldn't understand why my bbs would hurt when DH gave me a hug 6 days in to this very light "period". So I tested. I even used one of my old test because I literaly thought, there is no way its positive and I'm stupid for wasting the money on this test when I'm obviously bleeding. BUT it was positive....WOW. I just want to shout it from the roof tops that I am finally pregnant. It is super early on, I couldn't find a digital test to tell me approximately how far along but if my guess is right we are at 16 days or so. I've messaged my dr to try to schedule a blood test. I want to tell my mom and my sweet SIL who has been extremely supportive of this journey. There are so many people who have been so kind and thoughtful through all of this. However, DH and I agreed we want to see the heartbeat before we tell anyone, including our parents. This is going to be the longest 6 weeks of my life. Now telling the world at large, I'm not saying boo until after the first trimester but not telling the people who have literally rooted me on for the past nearly 4 years is super hard.

I'm so stinking excited. I have a feeling I'm going to be less than productive today at work. Focusing will not be my strength through the next few months. You ladies have been a constant support for my ups and downs to full on meltdowns. I pray that this is a sticky baby and that we can meet our baby come this fall but just KNOWING that I can get pregnant, is such a relief I cannot even explain how much.

Baby dust to all of you!!!

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Pregnant after 11 years ttc!

I am so excited to be finally sharing my storing on here!
I have a daughter who's 12 and I began ttc when she was almost a year old.
After 5 years of trying with no success I saw a fertility dr. We did clomid & trigger shit without success and the did laparoscopy which I was diagnosed with endometriosis between stages II-III (mild-moderate).
We went on trying another 3 years (totalling 8) when I got a bfp. I soon learned through beta hcg test & ultra sound that I was experiencing a blighted ovum. I was beyond upset. I had of course thought that we were finally pregnant when I got the positive test and it took me a few weeks to accept that our time really came. Then to have everything crumble..
We gave up trying for almost 2 years following the blighted ovum & then bam-
I got pregnant unexpectedly in July a month shy of 2 years following the blighted ovum.
This time I would go on believing everything is great for 8 weeks when I would then learn the baby's heart rate wasn't high enough (80/88 bpm) and we were warned we were miscarrying. I decided to let nature take it course. Big mistake. I carried our baby after it had passed; for another 4 weeks... and it was something I'll never forget and I wound up in the trauma unit for 17 hours in active "labor/miscarrying"...
we decided we would be happy with our family the way it is and give up all expectations or want for another child.
I went through SEVERE depression for 9-10 months following the misscarriage.
Our sex life decreased dramatically to only 0-1x per month and in the very same month I lost our baby last year- my period was late... I was apprehensive to test, knowing I had only had sex once that month and my boobs we're already sore at that time which always meant I had already ovulated (progesterone surge)... on cycle day 32 i gave in.... AND GOT A BFP, hubby was super excited and I felt upset he was so quick to get excited and I wouldn't let myself except that this was real until I at least confirmed baby was healthy including heart rate etc.. I am now 17 weeks & everything has been amazing. I have had some weird pains especially in the beginning of this pregnancy did to inflammation and scar tissue but bee propolis always helps wonders for that! I also made sure to take bee propolis following my misscarriage along with a Whole Foods multi vitamin and I will always think the bee propolis along with having the essentials my Body needs; from the multi vitamin- helped me conceive this healthy baby!! Bee propolis is literally the best rememdy I have found for fertility and pain both...
I hope my story gives inspiration to women who feel there time will never come!!!
Keep on keeping on, it's no joke when people say "it'll happen when u least expect it!"

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Better late than never... hope this gives hope to LTTTC ladies

So I was TTC for 5 years and was on and off this forum during my many many TWW's I thought I'd pop back and give you my BFP story!
We had a humber of fertility tests done all coming back fine for both of us. Tried chlomid to no avail and decided we would get married and after christmas 2015 would go forward with the IVF.
We got married and unbelievably fell pregnant on honeymoon!
So all the times people told me to just "relax and it would happen" and I thought don't be stupid theres obviously a reason I'm not getting pregnant... I genuinely believe this advice now.
We're currently TTC #2 our lb is 8 months now and we want a close age gap. I've just ovulated a couple of days ago so officially in my TWW but this time I'm not stressing I know I CAN get pregnant so I'm just going with the flow this time.
Hope this gives some of you hope that it will happen for you I know I loved reading positive stories when TTC #1 xxx oh and ps I had zero symptoms until 6 weeks when I started with morning sickness. I only knew I was pregnant as I took a test by chance when my af was due total shock no symptoms at all!

BFP with CLASSIC PMS symptoms & neg ovulation tests

I felt it necessary to share my BFP story with you all as I have relied on all of your stories on a daily basis for the past 4 months I figured I should pay it forward :)

So, after 4 months of ttc I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I got my BFP this month since this is the only month my hubby and I barely did the bd AND I got a negative ovulation read every day of my cycle! Since I could not rely on the ovulation tests, I followed my mamas advice and bd on cd 11 & cd 12, but that was it. All the other months where we didnt concieve, we did the bd almost every day of a 7 day span just to make sure we captured the 4 different ovulation days based on the 4 different apps I was using, haha. Any who, on to the symptoms...

Overall, it was literally the most text book PMS experience I have had since ttc. No joke. Not surprisingly then, this is also the first month I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. Here is how the last week of what would be my 28 cycle looked like:

cd 19 - first day of sore bbs, nothing else, happy as a clam
cd 20-22 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain (could have been gas), cranky
cd 23 - sore bbs, left pelvic pain, increased appetite (could have been eagerness for thanksgiving, lol), backaches
cd 24 - a little nausea & dizziness, sore bbs, cramps, and feeling emotional... typical before getting period
cd25-26 - sore bbs & constipated... typical before getting period
cd27 - sore bbs, acne... typical before getting period
cd28 - sore bbs, fatigue, gas, BAD cramps, diarrhea, acne, bloating, peeing every 30 minutes, backaches... the peeing every 30 minutes threw me off a bit, but the cramps had me convinced it was a period because they felt exactly like period cramps

Night before cd 29 - HORRIBLE cramps, to the point where I was tossing and turning all night and 100% convinced I was going to wake up to my period. I actually teared up in the middle of the night because I was so bummed it wasnt happening this month.

cd29 - sore bbs (which is weird because they always go away the day I get my period), sharp cramps on my left side all day, which got worse when I sat in certain positions, continued frequent urination, bloating, and bad lower back pain

So, at this point I was sure I was not pregnant and told myself that I would not test until I was 3 days late because I was sick of seeing negative tests, but I couldnt get over how weird the cramping was on my left side and also, I had been going to bed by 8:30 every night for the past week or so. So, that night on whim I said, screw it, I am doing it! And almost instantly I saw a second line starting to appear on my clear blue hpt. I could not believe it!!! Especially since it was at night and I had been drinking water all day and the first day of what would have been my period. I assumed it was going to be too early.

Moral of the story for those who are trying, relax (I know, easier said than done), don't over think it, and do not get discouraged when you start to experience pms symptoms. You are not out until you are on your period. Don't worry It will happen.

Lastly, the one thing that was definitely different around cd 26 was that I got a quick sharp prickly feeling to the left side of my bellybutton, but it never happened again. Could have been implantation or nothing. No idea since I dont know when I ovulate since the stinking ovulation strips failed me, haha.

I hope this was helpful to someone and BABY DUST TO ALL! :) :) :)

BFP after years of TTC

Let me just start out by saying... miracles are possible. My husband and I have been TTC for so so long. About 2 1/2 years. I have a blocked Fallopian tube (on my right side) and my husband has very low sperm motility and morphology. Meaning a large percentage aren't shaped right and they are very slow and sluggish. And in the last year we have found out through fertility treatments and multiple specialists ... that my right ovary (blocked side) is the side that produces the most and has the best eggs. My left side struggled. We did 5 months of Femara and 2 cycles of IUI. Which had to be done ONLY when I was ovulating on my left side, otherwise... it wouldn't work obviously. So many months had to be canceled due to the wrong side. We have been to 3 fertility specialists. All of which told us that because of my husband's low motility/ morphology of his sperm.. even when I was ovulating on my left side... his sperm had a 1% chance of getting where they needed to go without medical intervention- meaning IVF or IUI. So we prepared for our first round of IVF. I was due to start medications this month and then the egg retrieval/ egg transfer the following month. But.... by some miracle.. we got pregnant. On our own.... That 1% chance. MIRACLES HAPPEN .. do NOT give up.
Here was my 2WW symptoms. (Keep in mind I didn't think it was possible that we could get pregnant.. but I'm always paying close attention to my body and especially getting so close to our IVF)
3 days before I ovulated.. I did a fertility acupuncture session. I think this had a lot to do in helping us conceive.
Around day 13 in my cycle I felt pains in my LEFT side..
2DPO More small pains in left side.
3DPO-6DPO Really Hungry. Tired. Went to bed early.
10DPO boobs sore, swollen, heavy. (I thought.. dang.. here comes AF)
12DPO Took a test (because I do every month) 1 line and then another very faded line appeared after 10 minutes so I counted it as a BFN and evap took another test that night because I couldn't stop thinking about it.. same thing. Line after 10 min.
Cramped all night. Thought for sure I would wake up to AF
13DPO No AF in morning. POAS with FMU. Faint line again.. but not instant. Thinking I'm pregnant maybe. Felt slightly nauseas throughout day Like carsick almost. AF type cramps that night. Felt SO disapointed and angry at myself for getting my hopes up again.
14DPO Woke up- no AF. (I was due for AF at 13DPO) so I took another test with FMU and bam. BFP. Not crazy solid but it was there within 2 minutes. Took another digital test just because and there it was- the beautiful words PREGNANT.
In complete shock.
There was supposed to be no way this could happen without IUI or IVF. Haven't even told my doctor yet but DO NOT GIVE UP LADIES!!!

Took a break from trying

Hello,
I am so excited to finally post about my TWW before I got my BFP! This site helped me get through many TWW's! So Let's get to it!

The day the magic happened! We were taking a break from trying. A few months of not trying. He started to ejaculate in me but I got up before he ejaculated much. I then even took a shower to rinse it off! Not trying and all. The next day I felt ovulation cramping and started to wonder but still doubtful since that was the only time we did it in my fertile window. 10 other times I did EVERYTHING right and got BFN's! I was started to think it wasn't going to happen for us.

1-5DPO I felt slight cramping on and off. Not many symptoms other than that.
6-9DPO Still slight cramping that came and went at periods of times. (I did have cramping on and off before and got BFN's in pervious attempts) So I didn't think about it too much yet.
At 7DPO I drank some beers with my hubby. About four and a half. Sorry I know that's awful but I really wasn't trying at this time. Anyway I felt so bad the next day like I drank 20 or something ridiculous like that. I was miserable. I started to really questioned why it effected me so differently this time.
10DPO I had what looked like EWCM. I had slight cramps on and off. I really started to suspect that I was pregnant because I would normally dry up at this time.
11DPO I had watery CM. I was bloated. (I normally get bloated before AF) Boobs were a little sore. (my boobs actually get more sore at this time before my awful AF)
12DPO I had stretchy white CM I had a few cramps. I had a few pimples that isn't normal for me. Nauseous.
13DPO I noticed I wasn't my usual emotional self that I normally am the week before I start my period. Still symptoms from all of the above. I started to check my cervix position and it was low and hard. So I thought AF was on it's way. Creamy stretchy CM and Nauseous
14DPO I check cervix was softer but it felt like the hole was slightly open. From this point further cervix got hard again but higher. It was awfully confusing. With all of the above symptom applied. I also had stretchy almost greenish CM.
15DPO-18DPO Strange dreams but that's not so unusual for me. All of the above with back cramping and boogerie white CM. I also had strange feelings in my torso area and pinches in my pelvis area. Sharp flashes of pain in boobs. Very Bloated. But not much Nausea.
19 DPO I finally tested and got my BFP! I have the super intense sense of smell! Nipples a little sensitive and pinker instead of darker. Started getting emotional.

Checking my CM really helped me but checking my cervix only confused me! I hoped this helps someone! Good Luck!

BFP w/ elevated FSH after almost 2 years of trying

I promised myself that I'd post my BFP story on here to give others hope that it can happen! My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant with no luck (I'm 36, hubby 39) , so we both had fertility testing (he was fine) and I found out the my FSH level was elevated (ranged from 10-14) and my Amh level was super high (12), which would indicate possible pcos although I was never diagnosed with it. The obgyn said I needed to see a fertility dr to try to get pregnant. I was devastated and we decided for the second year we were just going to enjoy life, travel and then at the end of the second year we'd start fertility treatments. We prayed a lot for a miracle and after 22 months of "not preventing" I started feeling really tired (falling asleep at 7pm every night) , craving specific foods (cereal, salad, baked potatoes), boobs were really swollen, and nothing really tasted good. I was starting to think I had cancer or that something was really wrong with me. It didn't even cross my mind that I could be pregnant especially since my cycles were all out of whack (the last one before my BFP was 52 days!) a friend finally convinced me to take a pregnancy test and I'm sitting here now next to my beautiful 2 week old baby girl to let everyone know that prayers are heard and miracles do happen!! Also, when we "conceived" hubby was off work for a few days between Christmas & New Years and we were both relaxed and not stressed.

2 years and it's finally happened!

Ok so I'm a constant stalker of these sites and usually a prolific tester, however after a chemical pregnancy and 23 months of negatives I finally came to the conclusion that I were to have no more babies!
However...
I got af on the 5/9/2016 so I'm due now this Monday, after being offered a weekend away I decided to take a test as my boobs had be so so super sore.
Now I'm in tune with my body and I always get sore boobs a week prior to af.
So I tested with a cheapie home bargains duo test at 8dpo and yes there it was my BFP!!! Not too faint but not very dark but there even though it was tested in diluted urine!
Called the doctors next morning to confirm but the receptionist wouldn't let me see a dr and said I should take a clear blue to determine how far along I was (considering I shouldn't have been getting BFP so soon)
So one digi down and it read 1-2 weeks !!!
Iv taken another one this afternoon and it's a dark CB cross :)
Just goes to show you can get a BFP at 8dpo
Only worry is that my hcg may be developing too quickly and the doctors here are useless (iv moved towns)
And what did I do differently this month? - had sex once!! Honestly me and my husband are astounded as we haven't even been DTD lol!
good luck everyone sending baby dust your way xxx

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