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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.

BFP on Break Cycle with Endometriosis

During the last year, these stories really gave me the encouragement to keep going, so I wanted to post mine and hopefully help someone else.

DH and I started TTC in Aug 04. We started charting in Dec. 04. I have a family history of endo and I had many symptoms of endo. I found a great OBGYN who took my symptoms seriously and believed me when I told him I was in pain. He offered in March to do a lap but I still wanted to wait (I was in my first year of teaching high school, my life was really stressful, and thought a relaxing summer break would do the trick). In September I had an hsg. One tube was open, one was delayed, and because things just didn't "look right" according to my dr, I had a CT that day as well, which still didn't look right. On Oct. 24, I finally had my lap. My dr. found stage 2 endo and was able to remove it all. My left ovary was completely covered in endo, my right ovary had spots, there was scar tissue all over my uterus, but my tubes were clear. He gave us the go ahead to start TTCing again right away. The first month I think we bd'd more than the last 4 years of our marriage combined!!! No BFP.

The second month we just did it to do it (I had finals to write, DH was working overtime, life was busy). I tested on New Year's Eve (I just wanted to see if I could drink or not) and got a BFP. I tested three more times on New Year's Day (didn't believe the first test) and still got BFP's. There's hope!

I wish you all the best of luck and I hope to read your success stories soon!

BFP on Break Cycle before IVF

I'm not sure about relaxing but we did get pg when we were on a break. Even on the break I was tracking my cycles...temping for some cycles (about every other one) and using cbfm and ff to log data. Mostly I wanted to make sure I had history for when we went off of the break (which was supposed to be this month) since our next step was ivf. The cycle I got pg, my dh and I were so busy...he was getting ready to go deployed and I had just gotten a new job. He was being sent to GA for training and I was being sent to FL for training. We bd when we could (four days before O, could be three...and one day after O).

Couldn't have been more shocked to see two lines especially since we had been trying for so long. I don't know if I'd say we were relaxed because things were very hectic but we were definitely preoccupied with other things...and too busy to be concerned with ttc.

Good luck!

Surprise BFP at 3 AM

It's 3 a.m. here, and I'm staring at a faint, but definitely there, line on my First Response pregnancy test! I was pretty damn sure I WASN'T preggo this month, so last night before bed, I told myself that the only way I would test is if my temps shot up this a.m.. (Admitted POAS addict!) I woke up at 2:45 needing to pee, but had the presence of mind to temp before getting out of bed. 98.2, 2/10's higher than it's been yet.

In the bathroom, I went back and forth for several minutes wondering if I should 'waste' the test or not, knowing af is due in two days, and that she would come on schedule. Finally I figured, "what the hell!", peed in my little cup, dipped the test, and w/in about 30 seconds, that beautiful line appeared, clear as day!

I didn't do anything different this month, except actually not try, to be honest. We bd'd 2 days before, and one day after, me on top both times.

My symptoms were really nothing, except that there were none. My bb's hurt the same as every month after , except they usually stopped hurting by around 9 dpo. Today at 12 dpo they are still very tender and swollen, though not as bad as my first or second pregnancy. Oh, and I have been INCREDIBLY emotional for the last several days, crying at everything, and extremely iritable, but I was just chalking it up to my ever-worsening pms.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I'm in total and complete shock, but happy shock! Please pray for me that this one is not ectopic, as I've only got 1 tube left.

I'm sending out babydust to all of you!

BFP on Break (and trip to Europe!)

Well I'll be darned. We decided to take the summer 'off' so I had stopped charting. We went on a road trip through Europe and relaxed and I guess that did it! I got my BFP this morning, CD29/15DPO. I REALLY didn't expect it, as I have no real symptoms and as I say we hadn't really been trying this cycle. I used Clearblue Digital and got a 'Pregnant' at 6am and just sat there staring at it saying 'Really?' out loud even though I was the only one home. My DH was on call last night at the hospital so when he got home I started talking in the first person plural (we this and we that) and he asked 'who is we' and I just beamed and he started to cry. Before we started phoning family, we went out and got a generic test from the store and confirmed it.

What I did different this cycle: RELAXED and forgot about it. To a fault, possibly, as I even stopped taking my vitamins, folic acid, etc and was drinking wine, eating cheese - I did everything wrong! I was even taking Reductil to try and lose weight before we started trying again in the fall. Of course I stopped that now and I think (hope) that the small amount I took during the 2ww won't cause any problems.

Symptoms: Thirst (but it's been hot so I thought it was because of that), fatigue, mild PMS style cramps, PMS style mood swings, PMS style sore breasts, PMS style pimples on my face... I really could have sworn AF was on her way. The only non-PMS thing I've noticed is I have been very sensitive to the smell of urine (yuk I know) for the past week and half (so from about CD 19/5DPO).

Just goes to show, ladies, that there is ALWAYS hope. My advice is try to take a month 'off' and see what happens! Worked for us!!!

Best wishes to you all!

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