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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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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!!!

Bfp on Copper IUD

I started feeling really super tired and ill every day. I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and they informed me I have another little monster coming in March!!!

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BFP - clear blue digital - first time momma!

So excited to be posting a bfp story - these stories really kept me going through the last 6 months of TTC!

I am 27 and partner 44 - this will be our first baby together! I work away a lot so BD'ing at the right time has been tricky!

This is the first cycle that I relaxed, stopped using Ovia and taking supplements - I did this after reading so many bfp stories where the couple had both just relaxed and let it happen - which thankfully worked for me too :) I actually assumed we had BD at the wrong time so thought i was out this month!

Cycle length - 29 days
Last period start date - 27 June 2017

CD 10 - EWCM
CD 11 - EWCM - BD
CD 12 - BD ( i think I ovulated this day because EWCM had disappeared by lunchtime)
1dpo - BD
2-4dpo - nothing. I had lotiony white CM which seemed a little stickier than usual but not totally out of the ordinary for me
5dpo - woke up with a cold sore and a really bad mouth ulcer. I haven't had a cold sore in over a year and usually get them when run down. Odd because I don't feel unwell or especially tired. This was my first suspicion.
6dpo - woke up with another cold sore!! Two back to back!
7dpo - bloated. Lotiony white cm
8dpo - I was bloated and a bit gassy but this is not unusual for me before period. cm remained lotiony white - cramps lower right lasting only 30seconds or so (implantation?)
9dpo - Sore boobs - I always get sore boobs before period but oddly they were only sore down the sides?! Felt faint during gym class at lunchtime
10dpo - v sore boobs and they felt fuller in my bra. Felt a little faint on train into work
11dpo - Woke up at 5am wide awake and remembered I had a digi left from last cycle annnnd BFP - Pregnant 1-2weeks! waaaa so incredible to see those words!!!!!

Still in shock and not sure what to do with myself! Good luck to all TTC and hang in there!!!

BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!

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5 years - 1st BFP ever naturally!!! Was told only way was through IVF!!!

Me: 36, SO: 39

Tried everything under the sun.... temping, opks, tracking through app, all vitamins, maca root, castor oil packs, acupuncture, preseed, fertilaid, ovaboost, soft cups, serrapeptase, royal jelly, eating organic, giving up caffeine, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, worked out... NOTHING!!! I am very regular and can usually feel ovulation and AF comes 15 days to the T after ovulation. And every month for 5 years AF showed it's ugly face! Got an HSG 3yrs ago and was told my right tube was blocked but left wide open. Nothing. Finally went to fertility specialist Nov of 2016. Was told my only option was IVF. Still.... I tried clomid and trigger shots for 3 months. Nothing. Decided we didn't want to go the IVF route but my insirance covers 6 rounds of iui. Dr was not very convinced it would work and that did not work for me. Decided to take a break but before I stopped I asked for another HSG. Got the HSG on CD 7 (Jun 10)... right tube still blocked and now left tube is slightly enlarged. Dr says only option is IVF. This made me very sad. Birthday a week later so we DTD. 2 weeks later... all the symptoms of AF coming... cramps, sore boobs, craving sweets... but no AF. Went away for the weekend and drank. Come home and still no AF! Wth!! Take a test that I had from my many stark white BFNs... and immediately 2 lines!!! Go to buy digitals.... "PREGNANT"!!! My first BFP in 5yrs of trying!!!!! God is so good. Screw these doctors that just try to push you into spending unneccesary money!!! Ladies.... I was/am just like you!!!! When it is your time, it is YOUR time!!!! Still need to go to doctor to get blood work! But the positive thing is.... I am able to get pregnant!!! Please pray for us and our little bean!! Baby dust to all!!!

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