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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

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.

I Just Gave Up and Bam

I had been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 years, using opks, Pre-Seed, prenatal vitamins, all that crap. When one day I just said the hell with this, I'm going to live my life for me. So I decided that I was going to continue my education towards becoming an R.N, I also decided that I would try to loose 60 lbs by next year so I got a gym membership and signed up for college classes. I completely forgot about having a baby, I was just doing me.

I stopped counting my cycle days, threw away all the opks because I was ready to move on with my life.... I had sex with my husband one time that month and to my knowledge he didn't finish......

So here I am working out HARD at the gym and starving myself in order to loose weight. I started getting crazy headaches! Like never before!!! I had to sit down between work outs and the headache would follow me home and last for hours I took Motrin for the headaches (opps). I continued my workout routine and still would get these crazy headaches. I swear I had a voice in my head pop in and say "TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST" I thought to myself there is no way I'm pregnant, there is just no way!

I went to the store and got two, peed on it and bam it said "Pregnant" I was shocked!

I thought how can this be??!! I felt guilty about not eating all the working out and taking Motrin...I stopped doing all of that!

And now I'm 26 weeks pregnant with my first baby! And he's doing just great!

My symptoms before my missed period were: headache, breast tenderness, cramps (just like af)

Is That a BFP??

Yay! I finally got the wonderful bfp! Praying now that its a sticky one.

Dh and I have been trying for months with no luck. Each month, I would have every symptom in the book and post them on here- sore bb, sore nipples, cold like symptoms, cm, headache, weird dreams... You name it and I had the symptom. But every month, bfn. It's really frustrating seeing one line when you're hoping for two.
This month, we decided we would just 'not prevent', take a break for the next few months and then start with opk's. So I ordered 100 of them from amazon figuring it would take me a few months to get the hang of them. They came with 20 hpts.
So yesterday, on a whim, I decided to take one since my period was due but it hadn't come yet. I took the test and as I was waiting for results I noticed brownish cm. Right there I knew I was out because that's how AF starts for me. So, I looked at the test and there was definitely a faint line!! I took a picture of it because I thought for sure I was seeing things.
An hour later, I convinced myself I had made it up (even though I kept checking the picture!) And tried again- darker Line!
This morning I tried again with a digital and there was the most wonderful word of all- pregnant.
Looking back, I can say my only symptom was fatigue. My bb's are sore- but they always are. And there was a really random dream about Harry Connick Jr...

The One Month We WEREN'T Trying?!?!

So dh and I decided in may to start actually TTC. Since I'm obsessed with Google and forums I decided to do everything. OPKs, check my CP and CM, temp, etc. did this for 2 months. ... Then said ok I'm over it and actually told DH I did NOT Want to get preggers this month because of conflicts around the time of my due date. Oh well, here we are 5 weeks along :P I guess what I learned is as soon as I stopped trying so hard and BD for fun... It happened (of course when I did not want it to lol) but we are thankful to God for the blessing anyhow :)
1 - 5 dpo .... NOTHING nothing. Nothing at all!
6 dpo...felt a little strange. Bbs sore and didn't want a beer when we were out. That was strange in itself. Haha
7 dpo ... Took test and swore I saw a faint +. Dh said I was crazy and seeing things.
8 dpo .... Took test and know I saw a faint + and Dh saw too this time. No other symptoms
9 dpo ... Yep it's a line for SURE. took a digi and sure enough "preggers" lol
Then the symptoms began. I would say it took about 15-16 dpo but then they all came on. Peeing ALL the time, very SORE BBS, mild cramping like day before period. I never had any spotting until I went for vaginal u/s then had a little but that was it. Thankfully I have no nausea and just one craving - Oreo cookies. Lol. So far ;). But those of U who are trying ... I know how u feel! Don't be discouraged. Keep having fun and try not to think about it so hard. That's what worked for us. Good luck!

Finally... In Shock!

I can't believe I'm typing this!
We've been trying for 6 months, but it was taking over all my thoughts (and I spent far too much time on this site...). So we decided to give it a break, go on holiday this summer, have fun and start trying again later in the year. My cycles were looooooooooong, anywhere between 40-55 days. Before we made the decision to have a break, I bought some FertilAid and OPKs from the internet. I took the FertilAid anyway thinking it could sort my cycle out for when we start trying again. Anyway, we did the deed a few weeks ago, not thinking for a minute it could lead to pregnancy, since it was about 2 weeks before I could possibly ovulate based on my cycles from the last 2 years. You can guess where this story is going. The next day I had EWCM, and the following day I used one of the OPKs.... which came out positive. Whoops!

Anyway, I have to agree with the ladies who say they had fewer symptoms this time round than when they got their BFNs. I have had sore BBs, but I get them every month and they have been no more sore than usual. Spending hours on sites like this, I assumed they'd be on fire, I'd have implantation bleeding, feeling nauseous, have metallic taste, the works! But nothing out of the ordinary really. Other than sore BBs, my symptoms were:
1-7DPO: Nothing
7-8DPO: Minor craming/pullng/twinges
9DPO: Creamy discharge, which is normal this time of the month anyway
11DPO: Nothing
12DPO: Husband out. Bored. May as well take another test, just so I can see BFN number 100000..... holy cr*p!!!! BFP!

So today is only 12dpo. Still very early days. I hope it sticks! I feel like I'm dreaming. After months of BFNs, seeing everyone around me pregnant or with babies, assuming there must be something wrong with me. I think the FertilAid did it, if your cycles are long, get on this stuff. We literally fell pregnant without trying!
I just looked on a due date calculator on the net, and our little one is due on our 10th anniversary! How special is that!
Now to decide how to tell my husband!
Please believe that it will happen for you one day- I thought I'd never get a BFP. And here I am. Babydust to you all xxxx

BFP on a Break Before Going into IVF

Hello I too like most others who have written in can't hardly believe that I am Pregnant! We have been trying for 10 months. I was diagnosed with a very mild case of PCOS pretty much my main issue is that I ovulate VERY irregularly. I went through 2 failed IUI's with Clomid and 1 failed cycle of Clomid and letrozole. We decided that IVF would be our best shot, but we thought we'd take a couple months off before diving back in. Ok so my main symptom that something was up was that my nipples were hurting. So I had my blood taken and my RE could tell I had ovulated on my own! Not thinking it would lead to pregnancy because we weren't timing intercourse at all. 10 days later I saw the most beautiful BFP! Had my levels checked and all look great! What a miracle! Here were my few symptoms: Nipple pain never went away. Progressivly got worse. Sides of breast started hurting. Had a 1/2 of a glass of wine and it tasted bad, didn't finish it. minor on and off headaches. I swear your little miracle is headed your way to ladies! Just keep at it!

Pregnancy after Stillbirth at 24 Weeks

My husband and I had a stillborn baby girl at 24 weeks. For the first time I was actively trying not to get pregnant. But God's timing is perfect. I consider this baby to be hand-picked in heaven by my baby girl and sent down to me.

Since I was taking birth control pills, I wasn't tracking ovulation, but I think I ovulated around CD 5-9. I have a long luteal phase anyway but it might have been messed up because I gave birth a month before.

CD 1-4: Normal period. Started BC
CD 9: Red spotting
CD 13: Bad diarrhea. The last time I was pregnant, I got the same symptom a week before my period was due and a + three days later.
CD 16: Insomnia. I could not fall asleep all night. I also had a "feeling" I was pregnant which I dismissed.
CD 18: More insomnia. Laid awake all night again. Sore breasts my opinion, the number one tell-tale sign of pregnancy!
CD 21-23: Brown spotting for three days, not enough to use a pad.
CD 24: Took a pregnancy test because there was no sign of AF coming (bad cramps, spotting, wanting to kill my husband). Positive!
CD 28: 28 days is my longest cycle length and still no period. 2nd tell-tale sign of pregnancy for those women with enough patience to wait that long (not me.) Good luck, ladies!

BFP After Months of Nothing

So a few months ago I had chemical pregnancy and me and my partner decided to give it a rest for a few months and not bother with all the ovulation kits or tracking BBT and about a week ago I woke at 4am throwing up, I knew straight away what happened and I was pregnant. I took 3 which I knew were to early but still thought I was mad when I got BPN at 3DPO and then 3days ago was BFP and then after 7 BFP I think I finally believe it! We're so excited!

My symptoms were mainly acid burn in the back of my throat, waking in the night for the loo when I normally sleep through, vivid dreams and then the backache and throwing up. I am so excited I’m not sure what to do next!

Finally!! Best to Stop Trying....Who Knew?

After a year and half of unsuccessful not-preventing-so-let's-see-what- happens, we decided to seek professional help. I was 37 at the time (now almost 39) and my husband 43 (we found each other a little late in life). Neither of us have children and I never tried to get pregnant before so didn't realize how difficult it really is!! I do have endometriosis so figured I may have some issues so when we found our RE we thought that it would be pretty simple with a little help. 5 rounds of Clomid and 3 rounds of IUI and nothing. I did have a chemical pregnancy on our 2nd IUI but nothing at our 3rd. At that point my RE recommended other options but since I was not considered a good candidate for IVF (low reserve) we thought about egg donors but it was just too much!

Our last IUI was in March 2012 and we decided to not try anymore. The whole thing became just too disappointing and stressful. So, we figured, we love our life and each other and we could devote our time to other family members and activities and maybe spend our lives doing things our friends with kids can't. :-) It actually sounded pretty good to us so we booked a cruise and planned a great trip to Europe in 2013.

I got a BFP on 5/22/2012 and the best part is we only did the deed once after my LMP on 4/20/2012. Yeah, once. We were in the midst of planning our wedding (married 5/11/2012) and had A LOT going on.

At 4:15am on 5/22 I decided that being 4 days late warranted a call to the doc b/c I have NEVER been late but maybe I should rule out pregnancy. I didn't know the lines showed up that fast. I barely put the test down and it was all aglow with PREGNANT!!!!

As for symptoms = sore BBs; occasionally a wave of nausea comes over me and I'm pretty dang tired. But it's not even every day. Just when I think, oh no, I feel nothing, what's wrong? The next day I spend 3 hours nauseous.

My HCG levels have been rising nicely and my first U/S is in 2 days and I can hardly contain myself. I am trying to be positive but the lack of symptoms freaks me out so I remain cautious but extremely hopeful!

It can happen and I just think you have to be willing to accept either outcome. Be willing and happy to have children or willing and happy to move on without children. Your life will be fantastic either way. I know, regardless of the outcome of this pregnancy, I will be so grateful for my life and my husband and that I found the love of my life at 37. I'll be holding out hope that the next love of my life will arrive in about 7.5 months :-)

Here's to all those women trying and my hopes and prayers to us all for success!

Our first Blessing :D

Just got our first BFP ever 2 days ago:)

We decided to NTNP on February....learnt to temp (BBT) and using OPK +PreSeed+Robitussion+ BD EVERYDAY on March but No luck! At last on April we decided to take a break on TTC due to travel plan next month...

I did not notice any symptoms during 2WW, actually I did travel few times around 2WW, running here and there on HIGH HEELS and work out like mad..4 times a week and we only BD twice (that may possibly lead to the BFP) once is days before "suspected O - based on FF last month I O on CD15..but this month I did not temp, OPK etc so I was not sure) and once on the day I suspect O is done....(but probably it is the O day?)

SORRY TMI, I read somewhere about saliva, positions and prop your butt right after but thissss lucky one was happened against all (tmi) saliva was included, not propping butt, and I am on TOP! Thus we were so surprised when the HPT turned positive in minutes!!! But of course we are thankful :)

Now after 2 days getting the BFP results...I started feeling nausea (sometimes) and some mild cramp (just like menstrual cramps) and my nipples are sore..that's all so far:) going to see practitioner end of next week :)

All we do this cycle, we actually prayed together...after second cycle (that lead to NO BFP even we did BD 10 straight days!!!!) and affirmed that we've received the gift and we left it up to God about the perfect timing....besides this time I really "make love" instead of BD and thinking about position (I was always trying to end up with the best positions based on articles..and propped my butt for 30-40 minutes just like what I do YOGA!:)

So we believe that it will be beautiful on His time..and we are so blessed with this little one...Baby dust to all ladies here and DO not give will happen!

BFP Can Hardly Believe It!

Wow. I am seriously in disbelief! And a little scared cause I'm still a day before AF is due, but I'm 12-13 dpo (for once I didn't keep track exactly!) and I've taken SIX tests since yesterday all BFP! Even still my DH doesn't believe it.

I am 36 and this is a first. I have been TTC for about 14 months total over the last 2 years. I always used a lot of tests, never a BFP. For a while I even gave up TTC and used birth control again because I would get so so stressed near the time AF was due and didn't want to have to even think about it, I needed a break from even *secretly* thinking about it, which is what happens when I try to pretend I don't care. I am very VERY obsessive and I know myself, so for a few good months we used BC. Last summer I wanted a free summer without TTC because of how stressed it made me! Also, I have actually been a bit back and forth whether having children is the right thing for me. I very much enjoy my life the way it is, and so it has never been a do or die situation. But- my sister (age 35) recently got pregnant with her first so I have to say I've been having some preg/baby envy! And I come from a big family and I know that family is so very good and fulfilling and very wonderful.

We only BD'd ONE TIME during my OV time so don't let anyone tell you that THAT can't happen! It was only one time, but it was a special, different kind. The kind that was because I wanted to and not because I wanted to TTC. You don't have to do it every day like crazy (like most of my GFs told me I did!) It just took a little extra sensuality :)

OK, symptoms (I know that's the real reason y'all are here!:)

First off, I had LESS twinges, pains, and weirdness than most other months! Nothing hardly! I have ovarian cysts that get pretty huge, and cause a lot of pain, but nothing really this month, besides a little regular ovulation bloaty pain. I didn't notice ANYTHING til maybe 6 DPO-when I had really weird dreamish visions -as I was going to sleep- of lizards and mice and other small animals digging themselves into dirt. It was TOTALLY random and bizarre and the idea of a sperm to an egg did cross my mind.

7dpo- Crazy dreams, super memorable and vivid.
8dpo- went running and got really sick to my stomach. Never really happens. CRAZY DREAMS! So vivid!
9dpo- CRAZY DREAMS! BB really really tender.
10dpo Woke up stomach growling, so so hungry in the AM, which never happens. BBs really really tender. Still having insane dreams.
11dpo- Woke up ravenous! while driving ate a PB &J and a hardboiled egg. Was starving before but felt sick after. Have a stomach of iron so thought that was weird. BBs still super sore, in the middle. Had 1.5 glasses of wine, felt totally DRUNK! (Sorry I am not a stickler to the rules as far as no drinking whatsoever when TTC).
12dpo- OK this was the thing that stood out. I have read that some women get a sore throat but other than that feel pretty OK. My left side of my throat was hurting, and my mouth felt sensitive and weird. But my glands on my neck weren't swollen. Usually, if I am ever sick it's the right side that hurts first or the most, so I thought this really odd. Took a HPT around 2pm, faint line but BFP, COULD NOT BELIEVE it!!!! Drank more water took another- still BFP! Also, DH and I BD'd in the AM and there was a tiny bit of pinkish on tissue. It was pre- the HPT so I thought for sure I was starting AF early. Later, a possible symptom, I had a dizzy spell while sitting working on homework, felt like I was going to faint! Then- Late at night, one last HPT, BFP.
13dpo- woke up no sore BBs! Weirded out and scared took a HPT again. Positive! BBs started hurting again tonight. Other than that and a mildish headache here and there I feel nothing much. Not hungry, no cramps, nothing! Oh, a tiny tiny bit of pink on toilet paper.

I sure hope everything is in working order! But I know that God/ the universe has a way of making everything happen when it is meant to. I truly believe that. I hope this one sticks but even if anything happened I am so grateful to know that I CAN get pregnant in the first place! I bet most of you can too! Just keep your thoughts positive and know that you WILL have the life you are meant to live. You will. There is so much goodness and richness and love all around you.