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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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Surprise BFP Already 3 1/2 Months Pregnant with Rainbow Baby!!

This is going to be a long post! We are still in shock that God has answered our prayers to be parents as we decided to stop TTC and trust in his plan for us. As soon as we surrendered to him and trusted in him He gave us our biggest blessing! God is faithful, trust in HIS timing!

Our story begins like most women. We began TTC in September 2014 with the hopes of getting pregnant ASAP. When it didn't happen immediately I tried not to stress too bad. My cycles were very short and by March 2015 I was beginning to think something wasn't right with my body. My dr took some blood work and I was diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels and I was most likely not ovulating on my own. The diagnosis really stung but I had a lot of hope in the 50 mg Clomid she prescribed for us. March 13th I got my period and went in 21 days later for a progesterone check. My progesterone was 37 and we found out April 10th that I was indeed 4 weeks pregnant. We were amazed the Clomid worked the first round. My DH and I were so excited and we told close friends and family. We began to start thinking of what it would be like to have a baby and be parents. The planning had already began!! However, the day of April 24th will forever be etched in my mind as it was the day I began to miscarry our baby at 6 weeks 1 day. It was devastating, and at the time I spent most days being angry and bitter at God for taking away our child. After that I determined I could get pregnant immediately again without God, and after my period returned in June we started the second round of Clomid. BFN. Third round BFN. Fourth round BFN. By October I could feel God was screaming at me to just listen to him but I ignored him once again. I was still trying to work through the grief of loosing my baby and TTC was my outlet to ignore the pain. I wanted to try Femara in October as I was just convinced my body was used to Clomid by now. By this point I wasn't even getting a natural period and had to be induced on Provera. I felt so broken as a woman. And to top it off my DH got a sperm analysis and had only 11 million sperm count. I got my progesterone checked after the first round of Femara and I didn't ovulate. This was rock bottom for me. Why God? Why didn't you want us to be parents? Why us? The pregnancy Facebook announcements seemed so cruel.

Then something hit me like a ton of bricks. I finally let God in and began listening to him. I started to surrender everything to him. All of my own plans for motherhood, my worries, fears, etc. It was not easy at first. He was telling me this entire time to TRUST him and his plan in our lives. He started by canceling our next doctor's appointment scheduled for November 23rd. The receptionist called and told me that I was scheduled on accident for that week and since it was thanksgiving that week they were only seeing OB patients. I could have rescheduled but I knew this was Gods first sign for us. I amazingly got a natural period on November 21st. However, December 9th I started "spotting" for 9 days straight. I was convinced my hormones were messed up from the drugs. I continued to pray for strength and grieved our baby's due date in December. In January we began visiting a church. Every week the preacher would talk about the power of prayer and how important it is to hold on to your faith even when you don't feel like God is listening. We held on tight. This was so hard for me, as I felt like I failed him daily. I STILL wanted to be pregnant! January came and went with no period. The first week of February I took 5 days of Provera I had left and then realized I had momentarily stopped listening to God. I didn't continue with the Provera after I felt God telling me this was not his plan. Usually when I would take Provera I would get my period on day 3 of the pill but when nothing happened I thought it was really odd.

February came and I continued to pray for strength daily and trusted more and more in Gods plan for us. I would tell him daily that even though I would give anything to be pregnant, he's plan is far greater than anything I could understand. Most people are probably wondering why didn't you take a pregnancy test if you weren't getting a period? Some woman can relate to the absolute devastation of seeing a negative pregnant test over and over again, and since I knew what it was like to be pregnant already, I hadn't had any symptoms and therefore no need to test! Lol The Sunday before we found out we were expecting, the preacher at church preached about how he felt God was speaking to someone there. He said God was telling someone that it was going to be the end of their night season and their morning would be coming soon. This gives me chills thinking about this.

3.5+ years of TTC and my first ever BFP!!

My husband and I have been TTC #1 since August 2012. After the first year, I finally stopped temping because my cycles were like clockwork. While I wasn't temping, I always kept track of AF. August 2015,at our 3 year mark, we finally decided to start getting tests done. DH was totally fine, my HSG showed no blockage, and my hormone level were all good. There wasn't anything obviously keeping us from conceiving.

September - December 2015 we did 3 IUI cycles with femara, ovidrel, and follicle monitoring via ultrasound. I had about 2-3 good sized follies each time but all 3 IUIs failed.

January 2016 - We decided to stop actively trying. More like NTNP. I kept track of AF but stopped using OPKs and stopped symptom spotting during the TWW (for the most part.... it is really hard to stop when you've been doing it for over 3 years!)

In February, we went on a trip to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. We have a wonderful time! We explored, ate great food and had plenty to drink ;). I knew I was ovulating around that time, but didn't use an OPK or really think about it.

2 weeks later, I was 2 days from expecting AF and DH was out of town. I thought I might as well test before he he gets home on the off chance I am pregnant. (Again, I've tested during almost every TWW for the past 3.5 years! It is always in the back of my mind.)

I went to the store and bought HPTs and a 6 pack of beer (classy!!). I POAS, set it on the counter and went to open my beer, cut up a lime and squeezed it in the bottle. When it was time, I went into the bathroom and SCREAMED when I saw the test. BFP. Clear as day.

Honestly, I didn't have ANY symptoms... except for maybe a lack of PMS attitude (but maybe that was because my husband was out of town.. haha).

I'm 4 weeks 2 days now. My first beta was 3 weeks 5 days at 128. Second beta at 4 weeks was 349 and progesterone 28. I'm still POAS regularly because I cannot believe it is true. I cannot wait form 7 week scan.

Hang in there ladies. There really is hope!!

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BFP after 7 years and 1 mcc

symptoms so far dpo :

1-7 days not noticed anything at all
8- 14 :

Sore boobs
Thirsty
Feeling sick
Increased cm
Tired
16dpo bfp :)
Got my bfp today I'm on a 28day cycle and af was due 2 days ago

After 7 years we had a mcc last May and so thought it wouldn't probably happen as fast this time and wasn't really "trying" hoping I have a sticky bean this time ;)

I stopped smoking properly aug 2015
Joined the gym January and slimming world and I'm sure all these things contributed

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Finally BFP!!!!!

Omg!! I cannot believe I finally made it! I know 7 months doesn't seem like a long time but for me it was an eternity! I felt like I was broken somehow, (even though yes, I know infertile women are not necessarily "broken") I even made a fertility appointments for the month of March! I wasn't keeping track because I had somewhat given up hope, and thought whenever it happens it will happen:) I believe I got my BFP at 9dpo???

Here are my symptoms!:

Ovulation day I was nauseas and spotting. I knew to baby dance. We had been like crazy but I made extra sure to the day of and day after for 3 days.

Through the two week wait I felt:

Stuffy nose

Watery eyes

Sneezing constantly- like 60 times in a day! I couldn't make it stop for the life of me lol

Slight cramping-not like period cramps,beat lighter.

Very tired!! I cannot stress enough! And I knew exactly when because usually bedtime is 9:30 to 10:00 and I was so sleepy at 7:30 0.O

Agitated and easily annoyed/moody

Not a symptom: And last but not least very family oriented....looking up how to make cloth diapers, watching family videos on YouTube etc etc...

Cervical mucus:
Regular medium amount until about 5 days after I thought was ovulation and then increased. I had a huge amount. It was egg white still and stretchy. Then when I got my BFP, it was like water, constantly felt wet and it was milky white.

So that's it!! That is my BFP:):):):

BFP after 5 months 15dpo.

After 5 months of TTC #1 I finally got my BFP :) Oddly enough I didn't put any effort into temping or OPKs this month as I just felt I needed a break as I was feeling quite frustrated/exhausted. The lack control really got to me. We BDd a couple days during the fertile window, but not nearly to the degree that we usually do.

I didn't temp or use OPKs this month, but I DID do something different that may have helped. I'm a bit anemic, so I took Floradix which is a liquid iron/B vitamin supplement. I took it daily for a week leading up to my suspected O date and then stopped because I got lazy. It may have helped. I also drank raspberry leaf tea in the weeks leading up to O.

As for symptoms, I had all of my usual PMS symptoms, but I noticed a couple things that were different. 10/11 dpo I noticed yellow cm. It lasted about a day, but up until that point I totally didn't think I had a chance. I've read that yellow cm is a common sign and I've never had it while TTC. I also had sore boobs, but the soreness was very much on the sides. AF like cramps have come and gone aswell from 10dpo onwards.

I finally decided to test today at what I think is 15dpo. Since I didn't temp I don't know my exact O date, but the thoughts started to consume me, so I caved and bought a FRER. The second line came up almost instantly.

Hope this helps anyone looking for a little insight. I know I'm constantly stalking these stories looking for similar signs and situations. I hope the little bean sticks :) Baby dust to all xoxox!

BFP After 2.5 Years of Trying

I can't believe I am finally getting to post my BFP Story!!! I never thought it would happen again! We are blessed with two beautiful boys. We decided in 2013 to start for #3, I wanted to be done by the time I was 35. We always wanted a bigger family. When I got pregnant with my boys, I got pregnant right away and never thought it would take so long to conceive our 3rd. I went off the pill in Jun of 2013 and we tried for 6 months, then I decided to go to the doctor. Of course they did an ultrasound, blood work and a pap smear. Everything looked great, nothing wrong. I was put on Clomid in January 2014, and it didn't work then, and then I did another round in April, that didn't work either. I stopped going to that doctor since we moved and decided to find a woman doctor that was younger. When I saw her in October 2014, she ordered an HSG test. I thought, perfect, that will help since I had this test done in 2004 prior to getting pregnant with my first. I did the HSG then because my older sister had a septate uterus and a bicorniate (sp?) uterus and had a horrible pregnancy in the hospital for over half and had both her babies at 30 weeks. I wanted to know if I had the same issue, I do have a bicorniate uterus, but it didn't affect either pregnancy. The HSG was done in December 2014, everything was clear, nothing was blocked, I looked perfect, of course. Then in January 2015 she decided to try one more round of clomid to see if that would work after my HSG was clear. It did not work, of course, why would it. Then I had my husband's sperm tested and he has grade A perfect sperm, so I knew the problem was me. :( At this point I was so frustrated, she referred me to an RE in February and this is when it started to get crazy. My husband agreed to do one IUI, so I did all the fertility meds, letrozole, follistim and HCG shot. I had 3 great sized eggs, and none took, of course. At this point I was at my breaking point in March of 2015. I would cry when I found out someone I knew got pregnant, I ended up hiding every pregnant woman I knew on FB because I didn't want to see their posts. During this time my sister gets pregnant with her 5th, I was so happy to have another nephew, but inside I was just dying. I wanted another baby so desperately, my hormones were crazy from all the hormone drugs and I was just a complete mess. I begged my husband to do another IUI in April, which he agreed, and this time, I had a chemical pregnancy, I saw the positive pregnancy test and then I started my period heavy and my blood work was negative. That was so devastating! I talked with my RE and he wanted to rush to do IVF because of my age and he felt anther IUI wouldn't work. He mentioned we could do laproscopic surgery to rule out any Endometriosis. At this point, I was all in, I thought, what did I have to lose, something has to be wrong with me. I had the surgery at the end of May 2015, and it was a quick surgery and absolutely nothing was found. He said my insides were "beautiful". I was so upset, I was officially diagnosed with unexplained infertility. It is the worst label you could have for infertility. We decided to take the summer off and enjoy our vacation and then in the fall, I begged my husband one last time to do another IUI. He finally agreed, but said this was it, no more, and if it doesn't work we are done. He said there has to be an ending at some point to this. I agreed this would be it and we would be done. So October IUI came, and it was a negative again. At this point, I finally gave up and decided to focus on my family which I had neglected these past 2 years because I was so focused on getting pregnant. During this whole time, I kept praying to the Lord, "Let Your will be done, not mine." I felt like God was saying just to trust in Him, so I let it go and I finally was able to come to peace in my heart. January 2016 comes around and I wasn't tracking anything but the start of my period. We only had sex 3 times in January and I couldn't tell you when I even ovulated. So here is what I tracked for you symptom trackers out there. I thought I was completely out because I had no symptoms really.

Still in shock

I honestly can't believe that I am actually posting my story. Well after having a stillborn in 2010 at 14 weeks and a chemical pregnancy in 2014 I am happy to say that my husband and I have finally got our BFP! We have been on Clomid off and on for years and decided 4 months ago to give it a hard try but after 3 cycles of trying on Clomid and estrogen and temping, charting, using soft cups and all we got was a bfn and af kept showing her ugly face. My dr prescribed 2 more months of Clomid and estrogen but I had become discouraged and decided to not fill them this month and just take a break from it for a month or 2. I was emotionally drained and my husband and I kinda started to not enjoy trying because it seemed like a chore in his own words. THEN a friend suggested Geritol!!! Now at first I was skeptical and she said trust me it works! So in desperation and with nothing to lose both my husband and myself took it everyday... I did not temp or chart this month because I felt like the whole process had drained me over the last few months. So I decided to take a mental break and just relax and enjoy the next month or so not thinking that this Geritol would really do anything ..... But VOILA... BFP 3 days before af was due !!! Only reason why I took the test was because I started to notice that about 6 dpo not my breast themselves but my nipples were very sensitive. 1st sign! And not to mention I had developed poas syndrome ..smh! 2nd sign about 6-7 dpo I became very moody! Just mad for no reason. Snapped at hubby for nothing! 8-9 dpo same symptoms. By 10dpo took hpt faint line on Internet cheapie . Went out and bought First response and 4 hours later BFP ! Took another one 6 hours later same thing. 11-12dpo took clearblue plus minus and digital and both BFP! (Still shocked) I started to feel nauseas after each meal and took to spicy foods which is not normal. Not many symptoms to write since I didn't chart this month but this is what I can remember so I'm looking forward to my first Drs appt in 2 weeks. So prayerfully everything goes well this time for us and my advice for anyone ttc is to never lose faith and just relax don't stress (I know easier said then done from experience) and try Geritol! Baby dust to everybody that's ttc

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God is AWESOME

I'm 39 years old my 40th birthday is coming this summer. My 16th wedding anniversary is coming this spring. After numerous doctors visits and money spent asking what's wrong with me why haven't I gotten pregnant and boom!!!! January 25th I take a test and its positive. I'm in shock and awe!!! God is great I'm tickled and can't stop laughing. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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It always happens when you least expect it! Trusting God's timing

I always told myself that once I got my positive I would post it on here with all my symptoms for all the mommys out there trying like I was. Although I wasn't technically trying anymore i'm very in tune with my body so I started jotting down symptoms pretty much right away. A little history of mine, I was trying really hard for a baby from about mid 2013 till mid 2015 with no luck and a breakup I decided to give it a rest and just focus on being a mommy to my 9 year old and focus on work. I recently started seeing my ex again and we hooked up a few times this past month and BAM i'm pregnant. Talk about crazy timing huh? December was a really rough month for me because I was getting really depressed about being so underweight. I'm very petite only about 5'1 and my healthy weight is usually about 105. Well these last months I went down to 90lbs and had no appetite so I decided to start taking vitamins and drinking ensure drinks to gain some weight. I had also recently read into low progesterone and kinda self diagnosed myself into thinking my hormones were off (another reason why I started on vitamins) for the last two years I've had spotting right after ovulation and before my period plus in the last 3 months my spotting got worse and I started spotting from about 5-7dpo all the way up to my period. So I started taking a multivitamin and drinking my shakes right around the time I conceived a few weeks ago. I have no idea if they helped in conception for me but it's pretty crazy that I got pregnant so soon. Sorry for babbling here's my symptoms everyone :)

BFP for the New Year- after 2 years TTC w/ PCOS & early losses

This journey has been so long and so full of grief that it is only with the greatest amount of joy that I can finally share our good news!

Hubby and I have been ttc for almost exactly 2 years now. It took us 8 months and the help of Vitex to get our first bfp which ended just as quickly as it came. It was a chemical pregnancy with a beta of 5. We were really sad but excited it meant we could conceive. We got lucky 2 months later with another bfp. Another chemical.

We then started seeing an RE last January because we were feeling so desperate and wanted answers. It didn't take long for the doctor to discover that I have PCOS. Diagnosis was made on account that I had about 20 follicles on each ovary and irregular cycles ranging from 35-50 days and an off balance LH and FSH ratio.

I started researching online about PCOS and could only really find information about women who struggled with weight and/or insulin. I couldn't relate as I'm 5'5 weighing 120 pounds. I couldn't wrap my head around this diagnosis and moreover, had a really hard time finding any information on success stories. Anything I did find about women like me was that it was harder for us to get pregnant.

We started with the treatment the RE suggested in April of 2015 which was Clomid & trigger shot. We got pregnant the first cycle and guess what?! Another chemical…with a beta of 3. I was devastated. I lost a lot of hope that my body could do this. We did go on to try 3 more cycles, one with an IUI but all were bfn. We were emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. We were done trying treatments at that point.

By late August of 2015 we were talking very seriously about adoption and moved forward in finding an agency. As a last ditch effort and a "why not?" attitude, I asked my RE if I could give Metformin a try. I didn't struggle with insulin issues but everything I read online was very positive about women with PCOS taking this drug regardless of whether they had insulin resisitance. Thankfully he agreed and I started the meds (1700 mg per day). I only had side effects for one day and otherwise did just fine on it.

Fast forward to December 29th when I got a very positive OPK. Between all the family get togethers and what not, it made bd a little tricky but we made it work. We bd every two days, very chill, nothing like we had been doing before when we were actively ttc. At this point, we were going to be submitting our adoption application at the beginning of January when we got back a letter of recommendation from our pastor.

Well, that letter kept getting delayed and by Jan 7th, I was holding my first positive test. It was the earliest I'd ever tested at 9dpo and had a faint line on a wondfro. Told hubby that night but neither of us had our hopes up, we knew what faint lines meant. But in the back of my mind I knew it was early. Tested two days later on an FRER and had the darkest line I'd ever had. Two days later at 13dpo it was as dark as the control and I had nausea and aversion to coffee (my favorite). By 14dpo (yesterday), the RE's office called me with my beta results……218!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had been hoping for anything over 60 but 218, that was the confirmation we needed to hear to believe this was real!! I'll go back tomorrow to make sure those numbers double.

I have so much worry already about this pregnancy but I am holding onto the joy that my body CAN do this and that today, I am pregnant. We prayed a lot during this journey, obviously for a baby at the end of it but mostly that God would keep our hearts from becoming bitter. We never wanted to become blind to all the other things in life that we had to be thankful for. We used our time in "waiting" to draw closer to Him and to each other. If we had to do it over again, we would't change the struggle. The struggle amplified the beauty of this moment, right now.

Main symptoms in the two week wait:
-Sore boobs almost immediately after ovulation. The soreness started in one spot on the front under the nipples and moved to the sides.
-Aversion to coffee. Wave of nausea after drinking it about 8-9dpo
-Slight insomnia which is weird for me because I'm a heavy sleeper who can sleep through anything. Started waking up a lot throughout the night, started 8-9dpo
-Hungry non-stop about 12dpo-now
-Absolutely no cm
-Dog peed on the bed while I was laying in it, very uncharacteristic. Also started protecting me from other dogs

I wish you all the best in your journey. If yours is taking longer than planned, please never lose sight of the goodness in life. If you have a strong desire to be a mom and it doesn't feel like it will ever happen, know that God creates families all the time whether biologically or through adoption. Love is what makes a family.

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