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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.

Unexpected BFP at 15DPO

Sooo... around this time last month, DH and I agreed that we both wanted to wait indefinitely to TTC but I kept temping. We both had birthdays in the last two weeks, I'm 31 and he is now 32 as of today. We tried actively to conceive for five months and put it on hold because it was causing me to go crazy and we are broke. We wanted more time to get our affairs in order. I stopped thinking about TTC. I drank alcohol whenever, started having Starbucks randomly, I trained for a 10K and ran it on Thanksgiving; also I turned 31 on 2DPO and ate a ton of sushi. I also started taking Vitex this month, I bought it last month before we stopped TTC and thought it wouldn’t hurt to try and even out my cycles. The day after Thanksgiving, we had friends over and uncharacteristically got drunk. That night, we had very drunken, unprotected sex and I passed out afterwards. *Romantic, right? According to my chart, I ovulated three whole days later which made me think we were out of the fertility zone. FF said our chances were low. Immediately after Thanksgiving I came down with a medium-level cold. I took a lot of mucinex, snorted a lot of nasinex, took Zinc and a LOT of vitamin C. Signs that something was up: 10DPO- after getting, out of the shower I noticed I had blood on my hands and was experiencing a bloody nose for the first time ever. I chalked it up to cold, dry air in the house (our humidifier is broken) and being sick. 13DPO- I experienced a temp rise, freaked out a little bit and took a test: BFN 14DPO- I felt like I do the day before or of my period. I was irritable, and kind of depressed feeling. Also, had significant cravings for red meat, I looked at pictures of r/eatsandwiches and discussed the art of food with DH. But the real kicker that made me realize in the back of my head that I was knocked up was around evening time, my bra was uncomfortable so I took it off while cooking in the kitchen. I have 34B, this never ever happens. Later that evening, my boobs were sore, I NEVER have ever had sore boobs. When I was TTC for five months, I prayed and hoped for sore boobs to be a sign and NEVER got them. Last night, my wish came true. 15DPO- today: I woke up and had a .4 degree temp drop and since I had lower back pain last night and felt a little crampy I was sure AF would be here today or tomorrow. It’s my DH’s birthday so I was up at 4:45a cooking him pancakes. While I waited for him, I decided to take the last digital test I had so we could see a negative and both move on with our day. I was absolutely shocked while I stood there counting down the time and it popped up “Pregnant”. I said, “Oh, sh*t. Oh, sh*t… holy sh*t.” He goes, “What?” He came into the bathroom. I said, “I wanted to take this for you so you could see a negative before you went to work but…happy birthday?” Yea we’re shocked and nervous because I don’t have a job, we want to start a business and two months ago we relocated to Michigan from Washington State. It ‘s cliché but it couldn’t be more true: you get knocked up when you STOP thinking about it! Wish us luck and baby vibes to all who are legit still TTC!

Christmas Miracle

I wanted to share my story as I am hoping it can offer some hope. I really enjoy reading the BFP stories! I am 40 years old and have been trying to have a baby with my husband for 7 years. Last October, I finally bit the bullet and went to an RE. When I had my initial blood work-up, they called to tell me I was pregnant! I was having a lot of pain and spotting the whole time (I thought I had my period). Unfortunately that turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. I then went on to try IUI and IVF and I conceived a baby in July via IVF. All bloodwork and initial ultrasounds were good...saw my little bean and the heartbeat twice. Unfortunately when I went for my first regular pre-natal visit at 9 weeks, the baby had passed. I had to have a D&C and I was devastated. I never thought my heart would heal. Fast forward 2 1/2 months, my husband I decided to go to Barbados for Thanksgiving. We really needed a time of healing and restoration. We had a great trip and came home rejuvenated and feeling healthy for the first time in a long time. I began having some cramping and spotting on cycle day 25 and thought my period was coming early.....then nothing.... I started getting headaches that were a sign of pregnancy in the past and cervix was very high. I also had bad heartburn during the day a few days. I missed my period by two days and decided to test this morning. BFP!!! I felt like I couldn't breath! I am cautiously optimistic but just feel blessed in this moment and am making a conscious decision to soak it in. What I learned from my last pregnancy, however brief, is that it can be the most beautiful, happy time of your life if you let it. It was the hardest time of my life when it ended, but I don't regret letting myself feel the joy.....and that's what I'm going to do now....because worry is not going to change anything. I am going to get my levels checked in the morning than in 72 hours. Please pray for me and I will for you too!

Prayers works!

Been reading so many stories in this website that gave me hope and I promises that when my turn will come I' ll post my story to inspired other. After 3 and 1/2 year of trying I got a BFP on Dec 2nd at CD 31 and 4 days late. This was on my so natural cycle, meaning no fertile aide of any kind and I mean NONE. BD a week before ovulation, the day of O, and 4 days later. So I believe that conception occurs on day of O. I was in no trying and not preventing mode, since I was scheduled to start IVF treatment on January 2015. Went for IVF in Belgium in January this year but didn't went trough the process cause hubby couldn't get to Belgium in time. But had a polyps removed while in Belgium to prepare me for IVF. Was put back in Clomid for 6 months in the mind time from April to September and nothing. Decide to take it easy while waiting on IVF for January so didn't take any medication to clean out my system to be ready for IVF. But there is two thing I will give credit for this miracle, 1st prayers and never stop believing God faithfulness. Did surrender my self with all bible verses on fertility in my closet, declaring it every day every time my eye payed on it!!! 2nd For some reason hubby and I were so busy that I realize now that we didn't have Intercourse all month of Oct. So abstinence may have strengthen is sperms. Didn't test earlier cause I felt my usual AF cramps and started spotting and was convince she will show. Was 2 days late when spotting started and 2 days later still didn't start so I bought a dollars test and the test line showed up before the control line and was just stunned. Sorry for the long story but I had to give you some details to this... I have to say it still surreal but I guess it will sinck in a couple of days, your are among the first among the first person to know. Hubby will be next . Thanking God for all of you ladies cause each and everyone of your prayers made a difference. Thank a lot a God bless

2 years and 5 months later ... BFP

I am still in shock and awe! I was at the point where I thought this was just never going to happen for us and was going to suggest seeing a fertility Dr. starting in the Spring. BUT, I was 1 day late and I thought what the heck, why not just take a test, you know it's going to be negative but at least you can stop thinking about it then... but it turned out to be a BFP +++! For months I had been planning this big creative way to announce to my husband, but as soon as I saw the '+' I came out of the bathroom and said I have something I need to show you and gave him the test!! Just to confirm for myself, I took another test, this time I used the digital one that tells you how far along you likely are (1-2 weeks). So, now I am patiently waiting for Monday to come so I can call the clinic and make my appointment with the Dr. to get "real" confirmation. =) It's funny, for 2 months before I was using OPK to get an exact date of ovulation, I had just ordered a thermometer and have it sitting on my night table. But in November we were going to be away over what I figured was my ovulaiton window so I thought I will just save the kit until the following month, and wait to start the temp testing too! Guess I don't need either now!! My symptoms during the TWW were: extremely tired (I am usually a night owl, but the last couple weeks I am in bed by 9:30-10 bc I am so tired), found that I was burping a lot, then on dpo 12-15 I had some abdominal cramping, lower back pain, sore/tender breasts only began on dpo 12-13, and was pretty irritable (exact same symptoms I get right before my period, that's why I thought I was gonna get a BFN). We are super excited, but trying to keep calm until I get the confirmation from my Dr. =) Good luck and baby vibes to all of you out there struggling, I sympathize with you, try to stay positive and know that it will happen!

conceived on our 12th month :-)

So for the first 9 months of ttc I tracked everything and was on point. Month 10 and 11 I said I wasn't going to pay attention but I still tracked cm and kept a couple of notes. Still tested early to be disappointed. Month 12 I had just came off of a 2 month diet. I was eating healthy which I always do and did nothing different. I didn't track and told my husband after my period came I was going in birth control for 6 months to try and help a lil and give me a break to concentrate on my gym. We all know when TTC that's all we can focus on! I noticed ewcm on tissue in abundance on CD 15 & 16! Noted it in my mind because I never have it even when checking let alone on tissue...maybe once or twice before. Once O was over I realized you know what my boobs don't hurt like usual after O. And I just felt generally crappy like I was gonna vet sick but wasn't yet. Day period was due my boobs swelled up and were tender... no period in morning like usual...I told myself I'd wait a day then I realized how clear my face was! By period time my face is always completely broken out...made me think Mmm...went and got a dollar store test and took it in mid morning. Blank white stated at me by the time the control showed up...I'd seen it too many times so threw it out. And like always went to pee about 40 min later and saw a second pink line. I freaked BC in the prior 11 months I'd never even gotten an evap line. Told myself go get another test and wait for morning. Of course I didn't. I took it that night on dpo 14. Within two min super light second line. Wasn't convinced said I'll wait till morning since it was a two morning took the next and same super faint line. Felt a little discouraged. Asked sisters advice said wait a day get a digi. Well I got the digital on CD 15 and took it with super watered down urine after work in the afternoon...the great is history. I am ecstatic. Sorry for this long story but I can't believe I'm writing it. I'm saying that I'm pregnant! Thank you all for being so wonderful
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god answered our prayers

I thank god. To cut a long story short I lost a baby she was sick and she was only 6 months old. After her death in 2012 I tried concieving. I had two miscarriages in 2013. I've been trying since and nothing. I got my BFP on monday. I was shocked coz I had given up on concieving I only bd'd for fun. Baby dust to all of you ladies who are trying to concieve
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No symptoms, Shocking BFP

I am 32 and have been trying to actively conceive since June. Even before that we didn't use BC because even though I have always had regular periods, PCOS and a short luteal phase, when I actually ovulate, make conception challenging. I used a Clear Blue Fertility monitor, pre seed, and was taking metformin, but every month the monitor (which I started in April to get a baseline) told me I didn't ovulate and over the summer my periods became irregular. By the end of September I had given up. My husband was going to be traveling for work most of October so I stopped tracking everything and decided to take the month off accept for taking the metformin and I added in Vitex to try to regulate my periods. We literally only BD'd twice the whole month because he was gone. When my period didn't come I didn't even consider pregnancy. I had zero symptoms. I was worried something was wrong and after a few weeks decided I should make an appointment. I took a pregnancy test two weeks after missed period just to be sure because I knew they would ask when I went in. It was an immediate BFP. I was shocked. I had my first ultrasound today and I'm 8 weeks 2 days and heart beat of 177 bpm. I credit the vitex and taking the month off from tracking which alleviated stress. I know that we all pour over everyone's symptoms on here during our TWW to determine if we possibly could be preggers. I just want any woman who has no symptoms to not count themselves out yet. I'm 8 weeks and still barely have symptoms. My OB says I'm just lucky. Keep your head up ladies, it will happen.

My 1st BFP!! Finally!!

Funny story actually, I found out about my pregnancy Sunday night at work. I told my coworker how I haven't gotten my period and I was 4 days late and I was tired sleepy and had slight breast tenderness. He insisted that I was pregnant and he had suspected it all along. He suggested I take a pregnancy test so he went out and bought me one and sure enough it was a Bfp! My partner and I weren't actively trying, we were more on the "if it happens it happens" side but if not that's perfectly fine with us. I really wanted to post my story because this site gave me hope when I felt completely incapable of conceiving. I know everyone hates to here this but don't focus too much on ttc because you'll just stress yourself out and prolong the wait for a baby. It seems that people are so focused on getting pregnant that they forget to enjoy themselves in their most intimate moments. Now time for the symptoms; I didn't really have any symptoms just the usual pms symptoms. I had breats tenderness but it went away around the time my period was due then came back just a little tender. I had no cramps whatsoever except for maybe one time but it was super mild and only for about a minute. I had some nausea but only for one day and it was on the drive back home from Halloween horror nights and that was weird for me because I never get car sick. Ever! Other than that there's no nausea, no morning sickness, nothing. The tale tell sign was no Aunt Flo and that's a little strange for me because I am very consistent on my cycle, every 5th of the month. My only thought was maybe it's changing but that's unlikely because my cycle usually changes once a year and the that's around the spring or summer time.(I never noticed that until daddy to be pointed it out a couple years ago) I did have some sort of spotting on the 7th it was just a little bit of red on the toilet paper as I wiped so I put a pad on thinking aunt flo was here and nothing. I had my suspicions about being pregnant but didn't think too much of it until I took the test. I just wanted to give a little info about me incase some of you ladies can relate to my story, I'm 19 I've been with daddy to be for 3 1/2 years. I have regular 30-31 day cycles (every 5th of the month). We were not using and form of birth control except for the pull out method (most of the time at least). I was not taking any fertility drugs or doing any of the old wives tales i.e. lay on your back with hips up ontop of a pillow etc. I wish you ladies ttc the best of luck and baby dust to you all! Hope you found my story hopeful. Thanks for reading and feel free to ask any questions! :)
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After 8 months TTC #3, gave month later, BFP!

I will start off by saying I ran myself ragged doing BBT, OPKs, tracking CM, and raking the internet researching every little symptom. I was majorly depressed after month after month of negative HPTs! Finally my husband and I decided to give up all of the tracking and let it happen in it's own time. The week of ovulation, I was noticing some egg white cm. I still had a lot of wondfo OPKs so I decided to go ahead and test. Hubby and I did the deed Sunday, morning of Tuesday, and morning of Wednesday which is when I got my positive OPK in the late afternoon. I think I was at the end of my surge and ovulated earlier that day. Anyway here are my symptoms by DPO. 1-3 dpo- nothing 4 dpo- lots of thick white creamy cm 5 dpo- noticing some very consistant dull cramping 6 dpo- cramping continues, creamy cm....never seen this kind of cm in my 8 months of ttc, also I had a very intense urge to eat Reeses! 7 dpo- got food before going to work so I was hungry when I got there, while talking to my co-worker my stomach started to feel very green, had to excuse myself because I thought I was going to yack.... more creamy cm, really wanted some Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 8 dpo- still getting some mild cramps, more creamy cm, fell asleep at work, oops! Also, noticed I had emptied the vending machine at work of its Reeses, oops! 9 dpo- boobs are feeling heavy, more mild cramps, creamy cm, took an e.p.t. pregnancy test because we had family in town and I wanted to see if I could drink, got a very faint positive, didn't get too excited because I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment. Showed it to hubby, he could see the line too. 10 dpo- lots of creamy cm, getting nauseous when hungry, tired and crabby, boobs are feeling very sore, had a hot flash, feel like I could eat a horse, started peeing a lot. 11 dpo- took a First Response pregnancy test in the morning, BFP!! more tiredness and feeling crabby, gassy, hubby was making stew and the smell made me nauseous, more hot flashes I know I was on this website constantly during my two week waits so I hope this helps you ladies. I really would advise giving up the mindless tracking! It did me a world of good to get my mind off of it! Good luck to all of you!!

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!!