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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.

Natural BFP after Stage 4 Endo, Low AMH, and Failed IVF!

About to give birth to my baby girl.

Conceived naturally one month after I was told I would have to use a donor egg to conceive a child.

Had previously been diagnosed with Stage 4 Endo, Endometrioma removed from one ovary through a lap procedure
Was also diagnosed with Low AMH 0.34

3 failed IUIs and Failed IVF cycle which included two single embryo transfers.

UNBELIEVABLE! DON'T GIVE UP LADIES!

only thing I used was ACUPUNCTURE!!

BFP after 13 months of trying

I'll admit it. After last months fiasco of AF showing up a month late, I gave up. I said, to heck with this noise. I told DH we could adopt later, but I needed a break. No charting, no temping, nothing. We BD'd once... And yesterday, I noticed I was a week late. I had off and on cramps in my lower back, so I thought, I know! I've got one test left, I'll take it in the morning, get a negative and head to the acupuncturist to get back on track. Woke up, POAS, boom, and I mean a very Big FAT positive! Took less than two seconds to pop up. I nearly passed out. Last AF was 9/17, so that makes me about six days late. Only difference was acupuncture and not trying. Still in shock and praying for a sticky bean. Love and baby dust to you all.

BFP after 9 months and a pituitary tumor - BD 1 time during fertile window

I won't make this too long, but we started trying to get pregnant January 2014. I had my 1st son September 2012, and wanted to have another soon after, but it didn't really work out like that. My period did not even come back until December 2013, and that was only with the assistance of Provera. I started temping and tracking everything in January..ended up with a short (7,8,9 days) luteal phase, and things really didn't get back to normal until around May 2014. After that, our BD timing was perfectly lining up with my ovulation days, so I just was not understanding why it wasn't happening for us.

July 2nd, 2014, my husband went blind in 1 eye. Long story short, we took him to the ER in the AM, and by that evening, he was having surgery to remove a pituitary tumor at the base of his brain. Scary stuff, but he is recovered and all is well. During the check up appointments, the dr's mentioned that the tumor appeared to be 2 years old, and were very surprised that we had even had our first child. Apparently the pituitary affects sperm production and all of that, which is what we are thinking the issue was. His recovery took about a month, and we started trying again in AUgust. Well, sure enough, during the 2nd month of trying after his surgery, we got our BFP.

During the months of trying, I tried it all, preseed, legs in the air for 30 minutes, pills, vitamins, b-vitamins, mucinex, temping, charting, Fertilaid etc. ...However, by September I was so tired of doing all of that, and I didn't even track in September. I prayed about it (as I have many months prior), but really decided to just rest and relax in September. We BD 'd 1 day during my fertile phase - the day that I received a positive on my ovulation test, and we used pre-seed, that's it. TMI , but he also slipped out as well as he was finishing, so I really didn't think we had a huge chance this month.

I did have my husband on Fertilaid for men as well. I'd like to think this helped. If this wasn't the month, our next step was to get his sperm tested.

Around 7DPO I started getting queasy. I thought it was because I had just taken a flu shot. I was queasy for the next couple of days. I did not think you could get queasy that quickly, but I did....it may very well have been flu shot related, though I've never had that reaction. I started testing around 11 dpo and noticed a squinter 12 dpo. The squinter didn't turn to a full BFP until after my period was due.

We are VERY ecstatic and I just wanted to share my story because many nights these stories have helped me to not get discouraged. I hope this will encourage someone!

Surprise BFP with PCOS

So I always said that I would post my story on here if and when we ever got a BFP. So here I am shocked that I am getting to post it.

I have PCOS and Endo. My husband and I have been trying for just over 2 years to conceive. We did an IUI back in early August and got negative test after negative test after our dreaded 2WW. I was so upset and it really had taken a toll on my body (IUI caused pretty bad pain for me and I was on bed rest for a few days) so we decided to take a few months off from TTCing. After all my husband was switching jobs and we are currently house hunting so it seemed like a good time to relax and just enjoy each other for a while. During this break we really did just that, enjoy each other. We went on a weekend getaway to the mountains, went to a concert, had many date nights and enjoyed a few beers!! For the first time in a long time I was not completely focused on getting pregant.

Well a couple weeks back I started cramping pretty bad and it was on and off for about two weeks. My boobs also felt like they were going to fall off my body they hurt so bad. So on Monday June 13, I realized that I hadn't had a period since before my IUI (pretty normal for me when I am not on fertility drugs) so I called my docotor and asked them to call me in a prescription to jump start my period. I wanted to make sure I was getting my body healthy so we could start trying again in January or February. My doctor told me to make sure I take a pregnancy test before I started the medicine and other then that I was good to go. So on Tuesday, June 14, right before I went to go pick up my medicine I took a cheap test just so I could rule it out. And wouldn't you know, a VERY positive pregnancy test before the control line even had time to show up. It was our very first BFP.

We had our first ultrasound yesterday and we are currently 5w6d pregnant with our first and feeling so blessed that we actually got to experience that shock of a lifetime. Please say prayers for a healthy 9 months as I am still high risk!! Part of me still can't believe that when everyone would say "just relax it will happen" that they were right...

Didn't Even Know!

I am writing this because this website gave me so much hope, and a shoulder to lean on during tough times while TTC. About 2 years ago I conceived and for the first time had a chemical pregnancy. After that it was a bumpy road. Being I was away from my DH I would try to plan visits around the time I ovulated. It never seemed to work. I would get symptoms but nothing ever stuck. In May he moved up here to NY and for the first 2 months we tried, and figured it was not our time. We took our minds off of it, concentrating on extracurricular activities and my DS who is now 3. I even registered in school! I wasn't checking for ovulation or making sure we BD on those days. Only checking when my period was due. That brings me to this month. My period tracker app told me I was due October 9th so that's what I looked forward to. Keep in mind that my period has been regular and on time for the 10 years that I have had it. Except for with my DS. I usually only goes past 2 days late. Thursday passes… Nothing. Friday then comes, nothing again. That's when I tell DH that something is not right, and of course he says just wait it out. Little do these men and doctors know we as woman know our bodies, especially during TTC. So then I look into cervix placement (low but closed on DPO 18 & 19), and I check my app again. Come to find out my period was actually due on October 6. I become ecstatic! I then take a test and for the first time in a long time I seen a bright second line. Our plan actually worked. For a while it scared me I wasn't able to conceive, I'm just grateful for a chance to creat and carry a new born life! When you try to hard it doesn't happen, but when you relax for a bit and enjoy life great things will come. So ladies reading this thank you for taking the time to read this and remember only the heavens about know when the time is right. Also let me add I had absolutely NO symptoms!! I still don't besides the little tugs and pulls in my lower abdominal.
Best Wishes & Baby Dust
Monique

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Finally Pregnant after 3 years of TTC with PCOS

I am so excited to announce our pregnancy! My husband and I are so thrilled to finally be pregnant! We have been trying to conceive for 3 years now and after everything that we have been through it happened naturally!!! We had decided to take a much needed break from TTC and enjoy the summer. I threw away everything TTC related and stopped tracking completely! I mean everything! (Basal thermometer, ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, charts, preeseed, books, and deleted all the apps from my phone!) No more worrying tracking and checking symptoms for me, I was done with the whole thing and I had had enough!!!!

We found out that I had PCOS after trying on our own for a year with no success. I was then put on Metformin and told I needed to lose 15 pounds to get pregnant. Well I lost 30 pounds after 6 months and still nothing. I had extremely irregular periods which can be heart breaking constantly thinking you are pregnant only to be let down by a million negative pregnancy tests!! We decided to try fertility drugs and went to a specialist and I got put on Clomid for 4-6 months. After 4 months the pills stopped making me ovulate and they switched me to Femera for the last 2 months. These pills were no piece of cake either!!! I have never been so emotionally overwhelmed in my whole life and my poor husband is such a trooper for hanging in there and getting me through all of this! After 6 months of torturous pills and horrible symptoms.....NOTHING!

After that my doctor suggested that I get my tubes checked to see if there was blockage, but after that test there was nothing else he could do for me except recommend me to a fertility clinic for IVF. Well the test was going to be really expensive and just to make the consultation with the fertility clinic was going to be $500 so that is when we decided to take the money we were going to spend on the test and the consult and go and have a fun summer!!!

After a fun filled summer I am pleased to report that I am 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant!!! As for symptoms I have them all!! lol Since I wasn't tracking anything though my early symptoms aren't as detailed because I just figured that my period was about to come. Actually since taking the fertility drugs my periods had become extremely regular! The only reason why I even took a pregnancy test was because I really wanted to have a margarita and I noticed that my period was a few days late and I just wanted to clear my conscience. :) So I took the text very casually thinking that my irregular periods had returned and after I took the test I could have my margarita. Well as soon as I peed on that stick it instantly turned blue and I couldn't believe it! I started yelling "OH MY GOD!" and jumping up and down! I could not wait for my husband to get home so I could share the joyous news with him!

Now that I am thinking back I remember being really tired and having sore breasts even before I found out I was pregnant.
I found out at week 4 and since then I have had these symptoms:

-Extremely sore breasts to the point that I have to walk slower in the halls at work because it hurts if they bounce at all!! And I now have to wear sports bras because I have already out grown my current ones and normal bras just plain hurt!!
-Loss of appetite big time! I have to force myself to eat because nothing sounds good ever!
-So so very tired! I have been taking naps in the middle of the day, yawning all day long and falling asleep at like 9:30 at night which is really rare for me!
-Emotions are running high these days I will cry at the drop of a pin!
-Mild cramping, feels like pulling and stretching with dull pain.
-Slight nausea nothing major so far thank god!
-Lower back pain, my ligaments are moving and it hurts if I am on my feet for too long which is really unfortunate because I am a CNA and I am on my feet and hustling all day long for 12 hour shifts!

So far that is it! I am so very happy and luck to be pregnant and it is such a blessing that we didn't have to pursue further treatments that would have put us into debt! When I was actively trying to get pregnant every month I would patrol this site reading and searching for hope and people like me! This website was a blessing for my sanity and I am so happy to be able to share my story with all of you! Baby dust to everyone and please pray that I have a sticky baby! God Bless!

Mrs. Sarah Little
Expected Due Date June 4th 2015 :)

Bfp month after clomid

As I am writing this I am saying my prayers that this little bean sticks. I know the emotional roller coaster that trying to conceive can take you on and feel for everyone on this board. I'm wishing baby dust on everyone. Soo here is my story. I'm 25 and and my sh is 26. We tried for over a year with no luck when I went to my gyno and had all the tests run. Hsg clear, labs fine, sa good. So my gyno agreed to 3 months clomid even tho I ovulated on my own. She simply thought I had late ovulation even tho my cycles were anywhere from 30-33 days with ovulation usually around day 18ish. No luck with clomid. Ovulated each time but no baby. So this was my month after clomid and I had gave up all hope and was beyond over it. Gyno said she had to refer me out to re but we choose to wait until I could switch insurances and get a plan where it was 80% covered rather than no coverage. In the meantime I begged my gyno for a us to rule out cysts that I figured I had due to pain while talking clomid. "Honestly I thought I had endo due to my heavy periods and cramping" but I just needed something to feel like I was still doing something. Other than that I just had a bad attitude honestly. Told myself I give up and I am not going out of my way to try when doing everything under the sun didn't help anyways. So no preseed, no ovulation strips,no softcups, no mucinex, no laying with legs up for an hour, no cutting out all caffeine and alcohol, and no scheduled bd. It's amazing how much you actually can enjoy sex again when it isn't planned. So I did good for myself without symptom spotting. Have all the regular period like symptoms that I get every month after month. But yesterday while driving home I told my husband I wanted to stop and get a dollar store test. Told him I know I'm not pregnant but it's hard to break a habit cold turkey when it's all you have been use to for over the past year. And low and behold there was a very faint line so my inner crazy came out and I went to walgreens and bought the expensive frers and clearblue digital. I think I am maybe 12dpo today but that's just going off cm since I didn't do ovulation strips this month. The only symptoms I have are "maybe" sore boobs, not sore nipples, and cramps. I'm cautiously optimistic and hope and pray I miss my period in the next couple of days. I'm not gonna say I didn't think about being pregnant or stop wanting it this month I just think I put myself in a funk and allowed myself to put it in gods hands rather than blaming my body. I wish the best of luck to all you ladies and hope we all get our happy and healthy 9 months.

Faint line???

I'm almost Forsure I ovulated on the 6th of the month. Cervix was very high I couldn't reach it. But I had got CM mucus the stretchy kind.

Days following:

1-4 DPO- I started off cramping on my left side, felt pulling, thumping, cramps like feelings. Then I started getting Hot flashes very bad. I took my meds n I got so sick after taking it. I been a little tired. Cramps came n went thru out the day. I had 2 vivid dreams during that time. Temps were 99.9-100.0 but dropped one day to 98.6. Headaches daily

5DPO- more vivid dreams about pregnancies. My eye been jumping since the day after ovulation. Temp was 99.1 again. More dizzy hot flashes all day long. Back cramps n uterus cramps. Whoa. Anyways I sleep all day yesterday.

Today mild cramps n backaches n more hot flashes. More vivid dreams. I got up this morning n pee on a stick just praying. N this what appeared. A faint line I mean me n my Bd seen it. All the test I taken up until this one all were negs. No faint anything. Opinions please. Although I'm it's n God hands. Ik why I got a faint line n I thank him for it. Ladies I pray for u all everyday that I can.

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sex 3 days before ovulation - BFP

Hi guys
I've been on here religiously every month during my tww since we started ttc our second baby. It got me through a lot so thought I would return the favor and share my story too.
We have a beautiful (almost 2) daughter but have wanted another for almost a year of trying naturally. Our daughter came as a shock as we found out on our wedding day ha so didnt really do the tww thing! This time when I came off the pill it took almost six months for the wicked witch to return which made it hard each month to track ovulation. I tried all the opk kits and saliva microscopes and checked my cm every day (sorry tmi). It was disheartening to poas and see bfn bfn bfn.
Finally last month I went into hospital with spotting that had been going on for a month and along with other symptoms I thought I had an eptopic pregnancy. Turned out to be nothing but it meant that I had no idea when my period had started, or even if it was a period or maybe a breakthrough bleed. After hospital I decided to relax and stop tracking symptoms (easier said than done fellow symptom spotters!)
So then my hubby and I did the deed at least twice a week after my spotting episode. The last time we had sex was on the Tuesday and I think I ovulated on the Friday as I noticed a big glob of ewcm. I then went away on a course for work and so naturally assumed that since I went away on the Wednesday that by ovulating on the Friday we must be out. Nope.
Just tested bfp this morning at what I assume is 15dpo. I will be getting a blood test this week to make sure of the dates.
Good luck ladies. Keep positive and you will get there xx

BFP while "wedding planning" break

I'm usually a lurker in the TTC Boards and the BFP boards when TTC however, since I'm now 18 weeks pregnant with my second after months of trying I wanted to share our BFP trip. WARNING- It's a long one.

My sister was engaged last year of August 2013 and wedding was set for August 2014. She made me her matron of honor and since this was my first time I was super stoked about it. I'm sure some or most of us knows what duties matron of honor does for the bride and with the bride; lot's of planning assistance and discussions plus planning bridal showers and bachelorette parties. In the beginning of 2014, at the brides' request, she didn't want any of the bridesmaids to get pregnant before her wedding so that we all can enjoy, drink, and party like no one's business and I thought this was a rather difficult request to fulfill as my DH and I were already planning for our 2nd baby in January since our little DD was going to turn 2 in July 2014.

As the matron of honor assisting on wedding and shower duties, my DH and I were also were working on baby #2 at the same time so stress from both worlds collided not to mention receiving my layoff notice in early in May, right after our family vacation, wasn't a piece of cake. I worked so hard on making sure to take my temps every morning, using digital opk's, checking fluids. My cycles came every month but it was always late, early or I would have it twice in once month so this just added another 20 pounds of stress. I did everything I could while handling my job crises, matron duties, plus family just made me so overwhelmed that I decided to take a private break on my own. Not telling DH that I was on break gave me a mental and physical silent break myself.

Bridal shower from bride's side happened at the end of May, bridal shower from husband's side happened in June and bachlortte happened at the end of July, just before the wedding. I took a break in May to focus on the three main events happening in the coming months with no worries of planning for #2. I worked out, went on a diet, focused on my job search, matron duties and so forth.

Beginning of June, I had two cycles which was at this point regular and not surprising. One cycle at the first week of June and the second at the second week of June. That month came and went and DH and I BD whenever we felt like it then the last week of June came and I thought "hey, why not take a test because I"m super bloated and weight isn't coming off from exercising." I took a 97 cent test from Wal-mart on a Wednesday at 6 p.m while my husband went to the store. My guess? It's negative...WRONG, came back positive and the best positive sign I've seen in months. I was nervous, excited and balling my eyes out. I kept it a secret from my husband until Friday which I surprised him with a little package full of peanuts and a card saying I was pregnant with our number two. The awesome thing was that I recorded him opening and the expressions, so while I'm filming I'm tearing up. This was great timing because my DD's birthday was the weekend right after. I had to break it to my sister that I was expecting so drinking at the bachelorette and her wedding wasn't going to happen but she rejoiced and was a great sister and couldn't be anymore happier for us.

I'm currently 18 weeks and my gender scan won't be until October 24. Expected due date of the little one will be in early March, two days after my DH's birthday! As for my job issue, I took another position with better pay with a different department in the same company and this all happened in June!

It's difficult to tell someone that "good things comes to those who wait" but I really do believe in that as this miracle happened while I wasn't planning or thinking anything of baby's. Our journey may be short for our BFP however, I feel the pain and the hardship of what every women goes through TTC.

Best of luck to everyone TTC and already with a BFP.

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