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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 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!!!

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.

BFP at 5 weeks and 6 days PCOS

Wow! Where do I start lol!!

This BFP wasn't planned and I'm still in shock!

I have pcos so you can imagine what a relief it is but at the same time I know when I ovulate because I control my diet and take nutritional stuff which has helped me lose weight and regulate my periods.. and I was off by a couple days last month.. I've only got back with my ex We was together 7 years ago and we've only been together for a couple of months but everything is mixed emotions atm.

I used to stalk this page when me and my last partner was trying, didn't get pregnant once in that relationship lol, so you can imagine how excited I am to be posting my own BFP story.

Let's get to the symptoms :)

For starters I didn't even know I was pregnant I thought I was just having a funny month but it got to it being 2 weeks late.

I had my usual Pms symptoms except by night sweats I get 3/4 nights before my period starts which never happened and this always happened.

I do normally get metal mouth before O and just before my period but this time the metal mouth was constant.

I stared getting twinges and cramps on my left near ovary and then it made its way to the middle and now it's all over but I only get them about 4 times a day and lasts 1 min.

So today I am 6 weeks and found out yesterday.
2 weeks ago I started to get hungry literally after eating my dinner is was ridiculous but it's calmed a bit now ha!

My emotions have been everywhere my partner is getting the brunt of it poor man.

My boobs have only started to become super sore over this week and my nipples!!

When me and my partner was having sexy time he said to me why is the stuff inside you like glue lol.

Insomnia has become apparent over the PST few nights now.

I can smell a McDonald's from miles away lmao!

I've started to get hot and sweaty over the past few days too.

Sorry everything's not in order, I haven't wrote anything down and I'm literally going off the top of my head..

I'll add more symptoms when I get more haha

Good luck for all of you twoweekwaiters x

Ps.. get a clear blue, those strip cheap tests have hardly any dye in them sometimes... the strip one was taken today xx

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Surprised BFP no symptoms

I'M 37 husband 36 TTC baby # 3 for 9 cycles I have a 26 day cycle always regular I have temp, used pre seed , fertility tea , legs in the air everything and nothing happen so I decided to go have a surgery that I have been putting off for a year so that I can have a baby first . The surgery required me to be on a liquid diet for 3.5 week I lost about 17 lbs and not take any vitamins or supplements during that time 5 days before my surgery I realized I was 2 days late took a test for the heck of it blazing positive instant .... No symptomno implantation bleed no sore boobs ,no stuff nose, my energy level is fine , I'm a lil nauseas but that it ....

What I did different
1.lost weigh ,I drink protein shakes and vitamin water my body was clear from all the greasy foods and crap
2. I was using progesterone cream to stop ovulation so I wouldn't get pregnant this cycle it did the opposite affect because I started using right after I ovulated so my body was nice and heated up for the egg
3. I was using a heating pad on my tummy every night for an hour to help with in scar tissue from a previous surgery so my womb was extra warm and comfortable.
4 I was completely relax stress free excited I was finally having my surgery done that I put off for so long
5 GOD timing
today I'm 4w4d
I will keep all you ladies in my prayer

Was convinved we were out this month.

I'm 34 my DH is 40. I have one child to a previous relationship he is almost 15. DH has two children to a previous relationship 12 & 13.
We started ttc last year 2016 but after 8 failed months and 1MC we decided to take a break. We didn't BD at all for about 5 months. We concentrated on us and having fun, we both started to feel a bit happier again and after the DH 40th birthday I said we'd try again. Our first month trying after a break and we got our bfp.
I have a very regular and to a tee cycle. Every 28/29 days and it will last 4/5 days. My leutal phase is around 12days. I also use the ovia App.
Af arrived 13th May 2017 & finished 17th May 2017.
CD 9- we BD as I'd read with a regular cycle it's possible to ovulate on CD12. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 11- we BD again just in case I ovulate early. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 14- Text book ovulation!! Little sticky ewcm. We BD again. I also read today that u cannot go by text book ovulation. We are all different. U may ovulate on CD 9 one month and CD 18 the next month. Going to buy opks.
CD 15- clear liquidy ewcm. BD again. Opk low on lh surge but it's there.
CD 16- BD again just in case. Ewcm present still.
CD 17- OPK peak plenty of ewcm. No BD. Ovia gave me an extra fertile day window so we're going to use it. Thank you ovia.
CD 18- we BD again as taking full advantage of the extra window. EWCM and loads of it. I'm logging my ovulation day as CD 17/18. If it hadn't of been for opks we would have stopped before CD 16. Probably why were failing in 2016.
1-3 dpo flutters in tummy very strange. Creamy cm a little clumpy. Feeling tired.
4-8 dpo- Twinges in right uterus and very mild af cramps. A lot of creamy lotion like cm which is not like me I usually dry up within 2days of fertile window finishing. Very tired just want to sleep. Strange cos I'm an insomniac.
9 dpo- creamy lotion type cm. Af type cramping on n off. Twinges in right uterus. Was sorting washing , folding clothes and walking from room to room and suddenly a pang in right uterus. I had to stop and lay down. It lasted for 20 mins and I couldn't sit up till it passed. IMPLANTATION? I hope so.
10 dpo- Creamy lotion cm. Af style cramps on n off. Caved and took a PG test as pretty sure I felt IMPLANTATION yesterday. BFN I know I know far to early lol tut tut on my part hahaaa ;)
11dpo- creamy lotion cm. Af cramping but she is due today. Af cramps are more extreme but not constant like they usually are. I don't usually get AF cramping until day of af so this is consistent with my cycle. Af cramping at 4dpo and onwards is not normal for me. Secretly hoping she is going to stay away.
12 dpo- 1 day late for a 28day cycle but CD 29 today so AF cramps I'm feeling could be her gearing up :( I'm pretty convinced we are out. My back and tummy is feeling like I'm going to be in full AF soon. I if she coming I wish she would just hurry up so we can try next month. Going to get pre seed for next month.
12 DPO- still no Ad but feeling like she coming. I'm in for tattoo tomorrow so think best to take a test again. Tesco cheapie and I'm pretty sure I can see a faint line. Got my negative from other day to compare and can Defo see a faint line. Even the DH and DS can see it. DH gone to get clear blue. Brewed my wee for a few hour's. 4hrs to be exact and peed on clear blue. Can see a faint positive a lot clearer than Tesco cheapie but I'm still not convinced. Af feels like she going to arrive still any second.
13dpo- FIRST URINE OF DAY. Can't believe it. It's as clear as day and a very strong BFP. We are well chuffed. Went to drs today to confirm. They took a blood test but said clear blue very accurate they just wanted to check for hcg level. Get results tomorrow. Also had my first bout of sickness. Vomiting not nice yellow and bile sorry tmi also had a very high metallic taste in mouth. Yuk didn't like that lol.
14dpo- Today, still feeling very tired. Af cramping on n off. Feeling nausea and very Hungary. Saying that , it's been a bit of a sign hunger. I never eat breakfast or lunch but from 4dpo I been waking up with full blown hunger and could eat everything in sight lol. We are still very excited and hoping we have a very happy healthy 9months. We are very thankful for opks and ovia App. Without them we'd still be thinking ovulation on CD 14. I was quite amazed that ovulation can be so hit n miss each month. We also learned that it's possible to be very fertile during your menstrual cycle and that's why women will get an lh surge two days after period finished. I also had tension in my head every day since 1dpo and at 10 dpo I had niggling pain in shoulder like I slept funny. I've ended up with this again today at 14dpo. Our body is a wonderful mysterious place. Here's to a sticky bean. Baby dust to all :) x

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