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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 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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PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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I prayed for this bean to stay stuck...

So my husband 36 and myself 33 have been ttc since we were married in 2011 almost five years! We had one pregnancy that lasted for 11 weeks and three chemical pregnancies. Well here is how I received my BFP this time :)

I was on 50mg of clomid the two cycles previously but ran out of prescription.
I usually take .125mcg of synthroid and 7.5mg two times daily of Sustained release T3 for my Hypothyroidism, however I upped my T3 to 15mg twice a day to see if it made me more energetic as I kept forgetting my mid day dose and had tons of extras.

I was on quite a sushi kick for the TWW, however before we all panic it was cooked sushi!
Started going to a chiropractor as I had hip/back issues and had one massage too.
Didn't do ovulation testing due to it being a break cycle and no fertility meds, however we maintained our schedule with pre-seed and softcup combo CD 8 - CD 12. Didn't really track nothing this month as I just feel like a failure after years and years!

We did the deed on CD 5, CD 8, CD 10, CD 12, CD 18. My cycles are max 23 days, usually 21 so we were on a family trip and came back on CD 24 and tested mid afternoon and it came up positive. I just thought I was late from the clomid in my system from previous two months?! Totally shocked as I haven't had any symptoms that I can recall, maybe a bit tender breasts and frequent peeing, little diarrhea on CD 17 now I am a bit dizzy CD 25? Which all before have happened with no BFP.

I hope this is the one that sticks for us, I would be more than blessed and would thank the heavens above!!!

Wishing you all the luck on your ttc :)

impossible chances!

OK I thought I just had to share my story after reading so many.
OK so I'm a mum of 1, I was told my chances of getting pregnant were slim, after 8 years of unprotected coitus lol we conceived our miracle son, which was an amazing pregnancy 11.3lb (c-sec) this amazing miracle came at 10.08pm on my 24th birthday making us share a birthday and Chinese year of the snake.. I conceived the 1 week I had finally given up on hope on concieving...

3 years later, this cycle I had given up again.. funny enough I'm 9 days late and tests are pretty dark however to the story I would have conceived on or within 2 weeks of conceiving my son leaving to the possibility we may share another birthday!

I'd honestly say give up hope! Its hard but it's only wen I've conceived.

As for symptoms I've been emotional but out it to pms.
I did notice however since my son I lactate about a week before my period every cycle and this cycle I didn't lactate my boobs just hurt on the sides instead and a little less than normal for pms... basically feel like pms.
Last time I know within 1 week I intantly hated coffee which I love and could smell for miles! I had implantation spotting And I instantly had that mummy pregnant happy sigh feeling.
This time I do not feel it I feel queezy, like I'm bout to strangle my husband if my rags don't start. But they don't feel any were like coming just mild cramps..have not had any implantation bleeding this time either.. boobs actually feel and look a bit more deflated than usual, color hasn't changed nor the Lil thingys enlarged..

I feel weird I'm not so in tuned this time around. I've more thought I was on other occasions but I guess it was I was so hoping.

Cervix wise both pregnancy my discharge fully dried up and cervix has pinch on itself and has near dissappeared into the walls sorry tmi but thought I'd ad as my cervix is usually at that point like a nose?

Basically from all my years I think not trying works best? Hope this helps someone =). Don't give up! Or give up but kinda don't? Lol baby dust

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