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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.

TTC For 11 Months Finally Got My BFP!

So happy I can finally post on here with my BFP story! Hubby and I have been TTC for 11 months with irregular cycles. I had actually been waiting to take blood tests to check hormone levels and everything.
So here are my symptoms:
Oed on the 17th and felt pain and some spotting.
I didn't track my symptoms day by day because I was trying to not focus. I did notice that I had a lot of breast tenderness and I was so tired I would fall asleep anytime I was in the car. I also got so sick about 13 dpo that I had to lay down at my in laws house. My mood swings have been crazy...crying at a drop of a hat. The only advice I can give is keep trying and pray! Praying for a sticky little bean and can't wait to finally be a mommy!

BFP the Month We Took a Break!

Hi, like so many others I have been haunting this site for the last 12mths trying to keep my hopes up and enjoy others BFP's. 12mths ago last week we lost our first pregnancy at 12wks, mmc followed by 2 d&c's due to retained product, I was devastated. I fell pregnant again quickly getting my next BFP in march this year, only it wasn't quite the BFP more like the faint positive and finally by almost 7 weeks I was diagnosed with an ectopic and after 2 round of methotrexate still ended up in surgery and lost my right tube. Again my world fell apart 2 weeks before my 37th birthday. Every month that went by after that I got more stressed at not getting my BFP again until finally I realized I just wasn't myself anymore, BD wasn't fun it was a chore. No oral (cos it's bad for sperm!) poor DH was getting performance issues having to rise to the occasion on command. So we decided to take a month off, no charting, stopped all vitamins (vitex, pre natals, vit b, coq 10 yes almost everything) enjoyed ourselves even though we only bd'd 3 times!
Today, dpo 11, on DH 37 birthday I got my BFP, with very few symptoms although I'm sure there were more every month before.
This month I was doing acupuncture still and ate pineapple only because they're in season and lovely, most if all I relaxed, didn't chart and tried not to stress. I said goodbye to my cat 1 week into the 2 week wait which emotionally was huge as she had been with me for 16 years but after 2 weeks nursing her as she was very unwell it was a relief to see her at rest.
Symptom by day:
Cd9 - bd
Cd12 - bd
Cd13 - suspected ovulation day bd again.
Dpo 1-6 - no symptoms
Dpo 7-8 - slight cramping remarked to DH that for first time in months I actually don't feel anything and feel quite normal
Dpo 9 - at shopping centre and smell of sushi hits me like a wall from 5 meters away (first clue)
Dpo 10 - bbs starting to feel tender on sides and heavy and sore when bra taken off
Dpo 11 - mild headache off and on, couldn't wait any longer something definitely going on. BFP with FMU on FRER.

Sorry for the long story, but all I can say is I was stressed and everyone telling me to relax was only annoying me more. But I'm going to say it now to you all, find something else to worry about, don't think about ttc. I've proved it's not just emotional stress because I certainly had plenty of that with cat dying, just not to do with conceiving. Bd'ing 20 times in the month isn't going to work any better than 3 quality times and most of all enjoy each other and RELAX, yes I know I hated hearing it too and easier said than done.
Hoping now for a sticky bean, and healthy 8mths more.
Baby dust to you all

BFP After Trying For 18 Months

Me: 30
Husband: 31
We have been trying since June 2011 and diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We got pregnant in Nov. 2011 but miscarried at 6 weeks :( We started going to the reproductive endocrinologist in May 2012 after 12 very frustrating months. The doctor ran many tests and everything came back normal. By the end of July, we were still not pregnant, so we decided to start Clomid in August. We started on 50 mg on days 5-9 and did blood work and ultrasounds around my ovulation. We also did a sperm wash and IUI to increase our chances. My blood work never showed a LH surge, so I had to self administer the ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. In September, the doctor increased the dosage to 100 mg to give me more of a chance to produce more eggs. My lining was thinner, but I had 3 great eggs and my husband's count was strong...ovidrel again with IUI. In October, we stayed on 100 mg of Clomid and repeated the same routine of BW, US, ovidrel, and IUI. We had gotten so tired of all the medications and doctor appointments, so we decided to stop all meds in November. I got my period on October 24, and got a second period on Nov. 4. The doctors couldn't figure out if it was another cycle or just random, so we kept trying on our own! This morning, I tested because I had 14 days of high temperatures.... and BFP!!!!! We're overjoyed and we just hope that our story provides some hope to those who find themselves losing faith. It will happen!!

DPO 10-13 Headache and very tired
DPO 14 BFP!!!!!

BFP After Nearly Two Years

I hardly can believe I am sharing this, but here I am.

I had my last lapraoscopy for Endometriosis in January of 2011 and have been trying ever since then. In April of 2011 I started seeing an infertility specialist where I went on to do 5 rounds of Clomid, 1 round of Femara and 6 rounds of follistim injections and a total of 8 IUI's I believe which resulted in three soul crushing early miscarriages. (The furthest I ever got was 5 weeks I believe.) My fertility specialist told me that my next step is naturally IVF, we couldn't afford it at the time so we took a break from August until now. We literally have not been trying or anything, and my sex life isn't much of a sex life. Originally my problem was that I was not ovulating on my own, but I noticed ever since the follistim injections that mid-cycle I get ewcm for several days. The only difference this month is I jumped my husband as soon as it showed up. I haven't been feeling any symptoms besides I felt so crampy since Monday that I was prepared for AF to show, to the point I was even wearing pads in prep for it to rear it's head. I was surprised when it didn't come. The cramps continued, but nothing. I had a spare FRER laying around from when I was doing my infertility cycles. I took it just for laughs and could you imagine my face when the test line showed up before the sample line? The line was just as dark. Needless to say I woke up my husband screaming "I'M PREGNANT". I took another FRER and a digital with the same result. So far symptoms are just cramping, chest pain, some heart burn, keep waking up hungry/thirsty and it's almost like I have restless leg syndrome now. I'm so scared but excited at the same time. Hopefully I get good news from the high risk OB tomorrow. Miracles do happen!

Yes, Yes, Yes

Back story: we lost our daughter at 21 weeks 12 weeks ago. We decided not to wait. The first two months I was very upset when AF showed. So this cycle I paid no attention to ovulation or timing sex. I picked up a 2nd job and tried to deal with our loss and continue with our life. Well Wednesday, I went to hospital for my gall bladder and was crushed (even though I'd decided I would start bc with my upcoming period) when he said test was negative. That night I made a bowl of lucky charms and dumped it bcuz it tasted like metal. Then the next 3 days I threw up.. a lot!! Well yesterday I went back to the ER cuz I was feeling awful. They ran all the tests again. Doc came in and said the only thing different in the past 5days is your pregnancy test is POSITIVE! We are so excited (and nervous)! Praying this one is healthy.

Stopped Trying and Got BFP!

Hubby and I started trying last cycle and did everything by the book, I worried and wrote down every symptom, took 5 tests and swear I saw lines lol, all to no avail. So this month I said I'm not even going to try at all, and so we just did it when we felt like it which was only like 3 times spread out (since we already have 3 kiddos, we're tired) and during the two week wait I barely thought about it and just relaxed.
Here are my symptoms generalized since I didn't write them down by dpo this time:

Got severe acne all over face!! looked terrible! (thought it was pms)
SEVERELY irritable..... everything was annoying me and I showed it (my poor husband)
Had an emotional breakdown/crying spell one night (normal for me pms week)
Right breast hurt a little behind the nipple only when I bent over (not normal)
Really hungry between meals but then couldn't eat a lot
Couple of sharp headaches
A day before BFP had 2 hour nap mid-day and could not get up, felt like a brick (usually normal for pms)
Have no pre-af cramps (should have them by now)
Sharp twinges in right side
Got two throat infections and one sinus infection (weakened immune system?)
Felt achy and miserable
Lips extremely dry, sore and chapped (from the sickness?)
Felt dizzy when stood up fast
Night before BFP had restless leg syndrome before bed (had this only in prev. preg)
Night before BFP had dream my boobs hurt and were being squeezed so hard lol (my bbs never hurt)
Day of BFP have light cramping and increased cm

BFP at 14dpo

I had posted two AIP posts on here and got 'no' on both of them, but turned up pregnant at the end of the month! After resigning myself to wait for a few more months to TTC, our Squishy burst into life with these symptoms:

Cd 8: EWCM for the first time in my life.

Cd 12-14: Oed harder than ever before. Constant cramping!

1-6dpo: Nothing.
8dpo: Tender breasts, BFN on First Signal (88 cents). Feel distinctly pregnant and not even bothered by the BFN.
9-13dpo: Two more BFNS on frers. bbs still sore, bloating and starved. Also very constipated and craving buttered cornbread.
14dpo: Faintest of faint BFP on frer! Take another that night, still faint. Heavy, sore bbs, drank a half gallon of milk. So tired! Seriously thinking about cornbread. Started to worry about it being a chemical or something gong wrong.
15dpo: Two more BFPs. Cramping and spotting.... afraid of early MC. All same symptoms plus nausea.
16dpo: No testing today. Still cramping and light spotting. Peanut butter makes me wretch at the slightest smell.
17dpo: Doctor said urine test was negative. Heart sinks, but she continues asking about my symptoms....she looks confused and says she's going to make sure the lab tested the right urine....comes back in embarrassed and practically hysterical wailing ' it's positive! I'm so sorry, they didn't wait long enough for the test to work!' whew! I burst into tears and laughed hysterically as she apologized for the emotional roller coaster ride.

Strange things about this month:
I talked to the Little Bean at random times without realizing it...even before my BFN at 8dpo.
I quit smoking at the beginning of October because it just felt like it was the right time for me.
I stopped drinking coffee every morning...just once a week or so as a treat...just because.
I have had a terrible cold...and just felt like not taking any more medicine.
I kept hearing and seeing babies and pregnant women everywhere!

Whew! After everyone I know (and don't know) telling me I wasn't, I am! We are expecting our first Nugget on July 17th, 2013! These stories have kept me sane for months of NOT ttc....think I must have caught a whiff of baby dust! Good luck! Sticky baby dust to you all!

BFP on 5th Month with Short Luteal Phase!

So excited to finally be able to contribute my own story! Here it goes:

I am 27 and my husband is 30. This is our first pregnancy. I actually charted BBTs and documented pregnancy "signs" for 4 months. Last month (month 4), I was 4 days late and had a negative hpt, but hcg blood level of 4, which according to my doc is "indeterminate". I think I had a very early miscarriage or chemical pregnancy, because the doc had me take another blood test 3 days later, and the level was back down to almost 0. I was very disappointed and depressed and decided to take a month off from charting and documenting my every symptom. We even booked a vacation for April, and went on our scheduled vacation for October. I really tried not to stress and didn't check this site at all. I noticed I ovulated on CD 22 because I had O pains, and confirmed the temp rise the next day. My luteal phase is always 10 days and on day 11 I didn't get my period, and noticed my boobs were unusually sore. Like if I jumped, they would hurt. They also hurt on the bottoms/sides when I gently pushed them. Also, I had/have a lot of random twinges of pain in my uterus, but not the normal period cramps. I have no other noticeable symptoms. Today, one day late (12 DPO), I took two dollar store tests in the middle of the day, both with faint positive positives! I went to CVS for a digital one and will take it tomorrow morning just to confirm, but I am positive I am! My husband is still doubting/in shock haha! I think once he sees the readout of "PREGNANT" it will sink in more.

Good luck to all of you. When people say to "just relax", it's SO annoying but it was true/worked for me!

BFP The Month We Weren't Trying!!!

DH and I had been TTC since November 2011 with no luck. After AF showed in late September 2012, I just said to hell with it and got rid of everything TTC related. BBT, opks, everything! I was just fed up! The whole month of October we had sex freely and just because we wanted to. I had no idea when I ovulated, didn't check CM or anything. The last week of October, the 26th to be exact, I decided to test with an $.88 test from Walmart. I only wanted to test because I was going out to a Halloween party the next night and knew I would be drinking. So I tested, and there was a faint line! I tested again the next day and another line, but darker! I then used a digital and saw those wonderful words "PREGNANT". I'm so pleased and couldn't be happier!

OMG Still in Shock!

I have a little girl turning 2 in 4 days! We were not even trying but one night after sex I was online looking up stuff about ovulation. Come to find out after using an ovulation calculator I was ovulating that night! So I began stalking this site just waiting to take a test, not really thinking anything would happen. I began taking tests @ 5dpo! Don't try it. Big waste of money! This morning I got up and used my trusty frer and after 2 min it came out bfp but extremely faint. So of course I did not believe it. This evening I took another one and another bfp! Btw, I used the rite aid brand e r that come in the pink box thinking they were fr knock offs. They are not @ 8 dpo I took them and got blue evaps within the time frame and I know that bc the next day I took a frer and bfn! So steer clear ladies!
1-3 dpo breast tenderness
4 dpo twinges in uterus and nausea and gassy in the morning
5 dpo nausea and gassy in the morning
6 dpo fatigue and breast tenderness
7 dpo nothing!
8 dpo pink spotting-implantation? Yay I had that with my last so I basically knew! breast tenderness nausea and fatigue
9 dpo breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue, burning sensation in head? Head aches!!! Horrible
10 dpo breast tenderness, fatigue, nausea morning only, and head aches, then BFP!!
Good luck ladies. Stickiest baby dust. Prayers and thank you for the wonderful site to read and get me through the tww!!