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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.

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

Cold symptoms

For months I have had nausea really bad towards my period. This month I had headaches all month. Yesterday, being two days before af, I woke up stuffy nosed and sore throat and a backache. I haven't had a cold in about 7 years since my last pregnancy. Today I got my bfp!!!! Even though my boyfriend had never been able to get anyone pregnant and assumed he was sterile.

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Suprise BFP after two years of trying

I woke up this morning, and took a pregnancy test and surprise! It was a BFP! I took a FRER just to confirm the Wondfo test.

My husband and I have been trying for two years. I have PCOS and went on Metformin. Went through a few rounds of letrozole and TI. And then got frustrated and stressed out, so I decided we would take the summer "off" from the fertility visits and caring about perfect timing. My last period was end of August and in Early September we took a fun trip to a music festival and then went on another trip for our anniversary. We ate a lot, drank a lot, and relaxed.

I took a pregnancy test when we got home from vacation last week, and it was negative. The only symptom I've had are really sore nipples. So, this morning, I took another one (CD 30) since I'm going on vacation next week again and wanted to see if I should drink. And Voila, BFP!

I cried and laughed and I'm still in shock and disbelief. I haven't told my husband yet. I still can't believe it's happening.

What I did differently this month? "Forgot" about trying to get pregnant (easier said than done). Started taking a liquid D3 supplement and Vitex (although I wasn't very regular with the Vitex).

Symptoms: Heightened sense of smell. Sore boobs/nipples. Breakout on my chin (which could just be from eating crap). Achy muscles.

Prayers for a sticky bean!!

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