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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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BFP 2nd cycle after years on the pill

I've spent majority of my time trying to conceive looking off and on this website, and i told myself that once i get my BFP I would share my experience and give you all trying some help and hope.

I've been on birth control for 7 years straight sometimes alternating between the pill and the shot depo provera. In november of 2014 i decided to stop birth control all together knowing that i wanted a baby within the next 1-2 years. I got my first period or I guess what would be considered break through bleeding on November 15, 2014 after taking my last birth control pill that same month.

The next time I got my period was December 23rd 2014. Me and the hubby decided to start trying to conceive the following month, in January of 2015. we didn't start trying until January 9th and pretty much baby danced the whole month through with 3-4 days in between. I was tracking my cycles using apps on my phone and I thought i had what was considered a 38 day cycle because of the bleeding in November and December, so we didn't try until the 9th of January thinking that would become my actually fertile/ovulation week with an expected period to be due January 27th.

To my surprise my period came a week early on January 23rd an exact month after the bleeding on december 23rd, at that moment i realized the bleeding i had back on November 15th was not a period at all just break through bleeding and my first real period didn't start until December 23 instead, which now put me at a 31 day cycle.

Now to the bfp…

Im not exacty sure when i ovulated during this cycle but here are the days i baby danced this month along with the symptoms that lead up to my bfp for February 2015:

January 23: AF started, was devastated because that meant no baby this time
January 27: AF ended, baby danced late afternoon
January 28: Baby danced
January 31: Baby danced
Feb 4: baby danced but pulled out we decided to put baby making plans on hold for a while to get over last month…
Feb 8: Baby danced but possible late pull out (we had drunken night of partying to clear our minds and have fun)
Feb 10: positive OPK, baby danced hubby ultimately decided to pull out again at the last minute
Feb 12: Baby danced no pulling out, decided we would just go all in positive OPK again which i found to be strange
Feb 15: Positive OPK once again and baby danced have been noticing extra creamy cm for the past week and nipples sore only when touched
Feb 18:slight nausea but not enough to throw up, took hpt and got a negative
Feb 19:took another hpt and got an extremely faint positive thought i was going crazy
Feb 20: another faint positive but this one was darker than yesterdays and could be slightly seen on a cell phone camera
Feb 21: When to emergency to a urine test and had a slight positive two doctors came to read the results and decided to do a blood test, blood test came back positive with level 50 HCG

basically my message is you can get pregnant off of long term birth control use, it took me only two cycles, i believe i may have conceived the week my period ended in January and the positive OPK were due to the actual pregnancy or i conceived around the 12th.. the only symptoms that threw me off was the constant wetness in CM and the off and on headaches. Stay patient, and have fun, conceiving is easier when you are at peace and not stressing about getting pregnant.

Finally!! bfp after 15 months ttc

Let me first start by saying, what a tough journey this baby making business can be. You always see everyone around you getting pregnant and you start to wonder what's wrong. It will happen at the right timing, and don't get too down on yourself. Just have faith..

Background: I got pregnant right away, the first cycle that we tried (of course, right?) We sadly lost that one, in september of 2013. It was a mmc at 8 weeks, and my doctor believes it was an unfortunate chromosome issue with the fetus. I never had any hormone or reproductive issues that the doctor could find. We tried so hard for over a year with no luck, and we were getting so devistated. I really had given up at that point. Skipping to the good part....

This month, what I think helped, is we stopped trying and just relaxed (we literally had sex once during my fertile time). I also just started a new job, so my mind was pretty distracted from baby making. We are waiting 3 months to tell everyone so it feels nice to at least tell someone,lol.

Symptoms:

Dpo 1-6-- no symptoms that were peculiar
Dpo 7- my regular boob tenderness, hungry
Dpo 8-boob tenderness
Dpo 9- aweful acne breakout on face
Dpo 10- same as previous days
Dpo 11- boobs dont hurt as much, but my nipples are dry and itchy
Dpo 12- dry and itchy nipples, not spotting like normally do, hungry
Dpo 13- white cm (yay!)....period due today
Dpo 14- white cm but have dull af style cramping on and off, so start to think period
Dpo 15- more white cm!!, I know something is up now.....still having af like dull lower back pain/cramps
Dpo 16- decide to test on a frer and instant BFP :), super dark line (darker than last pregnancy).... still having lower back pain, on and off cramps, extreme bloating, forgetfulness, white cm, but no sore boobs and no nausea yet....

I am so thankful to god for this miracle. I am nervous because of my previous miscarriage, but know that this little one will be ok. Sorry for the ladies that have gone through tough times and don't give up!

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I have been trying to have a 3rd baby for the last 13 months. I've charted everything and nothing seemed to work. In January of this year, I told myself to stop trying. So, the next cycle, I found out I was pregnant. I am 12 DPO right now. I was constantly symptom tracking, and now that I did receive my BFP on 11 DPO, I can tell the differences.

Here is a list of my signs and symptoms.

1-2 DPO: Nothing.
3-6 DPO: My breasts starting hurting. It is right under the armpit by the bra. It just feels like they are fuller, and are sensitive to the touch. This only happens a couple of days before AF, so I thought it was strange. Didn't want to get my hopes up yet.
6-7 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary. Getting more CM in panties, but nothing crazy.
8 DPO: Felt twinges in my left ovary that lasted a couple of minutes. This has never happened before when I was symptom tracking. I started getting really tired.
9-10 DPO: Started getting very fatigued. Fell asleep at 8 PM on both days. I always stay up late but chalked it to me working hard on a really big birthday present for my daughter.
11 DPO: I was sitting at work at my desk researching symptoms. Felt something wet in my underwear. I go to the bathroom and when I look at my panties, it looked like white lotion was dumped there. It was about the size of a quarter. I knew something was going on then. Went to the dollar store and bought 2 tests. Tested, and within 2 minutes there was a pretty standard 2nd line. Was in shock! My friend had an extra FRER, and came over. Took the test, and it was a faint line.
12 DPO: Woke up this morning and took 2 more tests. One was a dollar store test, the other I went out and bought a digital. Digital said 1-2 Pregnant.

I noticed I didn't have as many symptoms this month. My BB hurt and were sore early on, extreme fatigue after 8-9 DPO and still have it, and the white lotion in my underwear was the dead giveaway. Now, I feel a little crampy, nauseous, and very tired.

Good luck and baby dust to everyone out there like me who was trying and seemed to go nowhere. I stopped symptom tracking last month, and this month got my BFP!

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Praise GOD! It's my Turn after 2 years!

First off I just wanted to Thank God for Answering my Prayers! I have prayed, and Had others praying for me! I give him all the Glory, Honor and Praise!

The only symptoms: Slight Indigestion off and on, Belching a lot, White Mucus Discharge (a little bit) of and on, Sore Nipples off an on and sometimes a sharp twing in the Vagina (LOL) Weird, but true! DPO: I don't know between 12-14DPO because I did Not Chart This Month, Just so happen I got Pregnant this month!

Let me explain my story, I have been married for 7 years (come June 2015). We both do not have any children of our own I am 33Years old and the Mr. is 35Years Old...and we have had 2 miscarriages. Our last Miscarriage was March 2013. After my miscarriage, I had a lot of Spotting and Bleeding, messing up my Luteal Phase, my Menstrual Cycle, etc... I thought it was just Hormones... It wasn't... It was Pre Cancerous Cells.... I went to the Dr and they found it, and I had a Hysteroscopy Summer of 2014. They cut out a small Piece of My UTERUS!

I found out afterwards that after the procedure everything is Fine and back to Normal, Praise God! That is a Testimony in itself all I went through, with that... So 2 months after that, We started trying again! Nothing.... I lost weight, I raised my legs after We made Love, I tried to schedule/Chart, I tried Fertilaid, Ovaboost, I tried having sex every 2 days, sometimes a week apart, etc.. I tried a lot of stuff! I finally said, Lord please help me! Enough is Enough! "If you did it before you will do it again!" You will make me Pregnant and it will not end in a Miscarriage!

January 2015 I went on a Spiritual journey in regards with my Faith and I joined a church that was fasting for Breakthroughs in their lives, (Daniel Fast) I just did it and I still prayed for about 3 weeks, the Fast ended 25January2015. Also, my hubs and I went on a mini vacation to Monterey, CA. I did not chart, do anything this month, just prayed, and BELIEVED! During that Time I had been having VIVID dreams of being Pregnant, etc... on 29Jan I woke up and decided to test around 4AM, I took a Clearblue test (the one that said Pregnant/Not Pregnant) and a Dollar Tree Brand (Assurex) brand.

The Clear Blue Test said NOT PREGNANT, so I laid down the Cheap brand and went back for nap before work... I woke up for work and saw the test on the bathroom sink, and there was a Faint Pink Line, but it had Pink in it, it was not an Evap... so I showed my husband and he saw it, so the next morning, 30JAN I woke up at 5AM and tested with First Response (6 days early test) and there WAS NOTHING there!

I dipped with the same Urine a cheap Dollar Tree (New Choice brand) test and the Walmart (.88cent) brand and they both had pink lines (just not dark).... so my husband, didn't want me stressing out and told me to wait a WEEK to test, I said NO! (LOL)

so today 01FEB I woke up at 4AM and tested with a Cheap Dollar Tree (New Choice Brand) and a Clear BLue Estimator Brand and they both were Positive (see pic). We are so Excited, I praised God for Answering my Prayer! I have been in Awe! (Cloud Nine) because Other than a few Random Symptoms, I am not sick or anything, I was Sooo SICK, the last Pregnancy! I prayed to not be sick either this time, and My husband and I are Happy and We believe this is our Miracle! DUE DATE~ OCTOBER 2015!

*Nobody in my Family doesn't know yet* Looking for cute ideas online to present to our families when we fly to go see them at the end of the month* I have read this website for YEARS! Longer than I have been actively trying, and I can FINALLY share my story! I enjoy reading all the stories!

Patience

**sorry this is so long! Trying to be as detailed as possible!**
I've scoured this site so many times since DH and I began ttc. Many times I had hope because I'd read about someone who had symptoms similar to mine, but AF would inevitably arrive. What seemed like years actually turned out to be only 4 months. Two days ago, we finally got our BFP! We'd been trying since our wedding in September. At first I tried nothing else other than prenatals, and then the second month I gave Vitex a try. I was using it until I got my BFP. Granted, I don't know for sure if I had low progesterone, but according to my app (Ovia Fertility app is amazing!), my luteal phase seemed really short, and because Vitex is all natural, I figured it couldn't hurt. But when the next cycle arrived with a BFN, I decided to try using progesterone cream in December to give myself that extra push. My body sorta freaked out a little, my face broke out more than it has in a while, so when AF arrived, I stopped the cream and decided to skip it the next cycle. Come January, I was just over it. I forgot to mention that I had been temping since October, and I had text-book Tri-phasic curves. In January though, I decided to take a mental break from temping and even reading this site. DH and I BD'd a few times during the fertile window, but I just had a feeling that we had missed our opportunity somehow... But I was wrong. I had a bout of what I THINK was food poisoning, and it may have been true, but the whole week following, I had full pain in my lower abdomen. EVERYDAY. I thought it was repercussions of the food poisoning, but it must have been implantation pain. I took a FRER test the Saturday following the pain, but got a BFN, so I was thinking I was out this cycle. Then this week, I just felt.. Off. No other symptoms, just a little weepy the day I took my test and got the BFP. I wasn't even sure the second line was real, I had to ask DH and then we bought more tests.. All positive! I forgot to mention that I was using ovulation tests but never got a positive, I think my timing was always off.

I wish you all the same kind of luck I had!! And I know it's easier said than done, but be patient! And take a break every now and then :)

BFP with PCOS - totally out of the blue (but very loved!) after ds took 3 years to conceive!

I have PCOS. We have a gorgeous 14 month old but found it hard to conceive him. It took 3 years including a year of clomid and 1 x iui (unsuccessful) to get pregnant with him so we were predicting a hard time when ttc baby number 2 too. Not so!

This time around we weren't even ttc (unbelievably) as I needed to have a course of treatment first. My cycles are irregular and we only had unprotected sex twice and at a point in the cycle we thought was way too early to conceive, however I ovulated early and here we are!

Symptoms:

Not 100% certain when I ovulated but about 7dpo I had af pains and upper thigh pains. Just like pre af.
8 dpo more af pains.
9 dpo more af pains, hot flushes, upper thigh pains.
10 dpo didn't have my normal low mood I usually get with pms, but in all other respects I felt exactly like af was coming, felt 100% certain she was around the corner. Light lotion like cm.
12 dpo af didn't arrive. Cm dry, certain af is coming!
13 dpo no af, dry cm, tiny amount of white lotion like cm, hot flushes.
14 dpo felt certain still af was coming but spontaneously did a test in the pm and got a faint bfp. Shock!
15 dpo darker bfp. Finally believe it!
16 dpo more af pains, sharp poking pains in uterus and over pubic bone. Headache.
17 dpo dark bfp still and tingling boobs, nipples larger and darker in colour.

Good luck girls, and even if it's hard first time around you never know how things will pan out second time around. I wouldn't have believed it if it hadn't happened to me but if it can happen to me it can happen to you.

Tomorrow WAS our IVF consultation...but today we got our first ever BFP!

I'm still so in shock. I always thought it would be different and I would never be one of those stories. But ladies...I'm here tonight to share my story and hope that it keeps someone's hope alive.

DH and I have been TTC since I took my nuvaring out in June of 2012. We were married in October of 2012 and really started TTC then. I was on a diet for my wedding but still GAINED 40 lbs... that's when I knew something was wrong. By December that year, I started to get hair on my chin and the weight just kept piling on. For the first time in my life, I had a 54 day cycle. January 2013 I was diagnosed with PCOS. Fast forward to January 2014. By that time we had done 11 medicated cycles. Clomid started at 50mg and worked our way to 200mg. We then added dexamethazone (which helped make mature follicles! ) then switched to femara...add dexamethazone to that...add Femara with iui's. Normal sperm counts too. Then, the beginning of 2014, we went to Menopur injections for two cycles. Everything was perfect for the iui, but then....dh's number dropped drastically low. So low they couldn't count them. That was horrible. We put him on Clomid 25 MG for a few months, went to a urologist. ..nothing. no explanation. We tried a few more times with IUI's and nothing took. Then we took a break, trying on our own. Letting our bodies rest, because we knew we were going to do IVF in January. I tried my hardest to really relax, but I'll admit. I totally pos about 5-10 per cycle. Nothing ever happened. Ever. Like I've never ever seen a second line, much less a "pregnant". Until today. I am on CD 37, and AF was supposed to be here on Sunday. I tested on Sunday, bfn. Totally white. Story of my life. I've been cramping so bad this week. Like Monday I did nothing but take bath's and Alieve. So our appointment (that we have been waiting on for 2 months) for IVF is scheduled for tomorrow. I asked dh to bring home a test, just so tomorrow I can just tell the doctor it's bfn. I mean, my cycle ranges from 30-38 days. We were making dinner and I was finishing up the paperwork for our appointment tomorrow. I had to pee, so I brought the test in, took it, the brought it out to sit on the counter.....I forgot about it. DH went over to get a cutting board, and glanced at the test. I didn't notice. Then he picked up the box, looked at it. Looked at it again and said "is this supposed to have two lines on it, because it does". OMG! We finally got our bfp guys! I'm pretty scared but after even a digital confirming it, I'm going to let myself be happy. I'm cramping SO bad, like AF is in full force, but no spotting so I'm trying to stay positive. As far as symptoms go... major AF cramps, major!...left nipple feels like there is a needle in it, but only sometimes.... and I'm constipated. ...I don't really know what to say. Don't count yourself out. For real. I still feel horrible right now. Hopefully everything will be okay.

I hope this helps. I wasn't tracking, so I don't know dpo. (I really didn't even think I ovulated). It's a freaking miracle ya'll! Baby dust to everyone! XOXO

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after 8 months of stalking and my body and mind playing evil tricks on me BFP

This month i finally gave up hope of conceiving #5.:(
Did not chart or anything just watched cm closely..again with no hope.. Just kind of out of habit i guess:/ anyways thanks to you ladies that kept me somewhat sane!!
1-2dpo-nada
3 dpo-very strange sensation in lower abdomen??!!!tingly bloated?!(weird)cm white(usually dries up by 2dpo)
4dpo-horrible lower backache pm
5dpo-runs(tmi)still alot of white cm acne
6dpo-white cm on undies..really?suspected by now but just brushed it off after noting acne
7 dpo puffy nipples wind..ewww!!!white cm pressure discomfort lower back acne tired
8dpo-tired puffy nipples still acne white cm
9dpo-crampy tired running to potty often
10dpo-veeerrry moody frer w nasty evap am took another one pm another ugly evap
11dpo moody tired crampy headaches did not test
12dpo-crampy moody headache hpt answer..light bfp am still not convinced another pm..bfp light
13dpo-crampy moody headache cm has not let up frer pm BFP PM
14 DPO BFP AM FRER!!!!DARKER
15DPO NO AF!!!!SUPER THIRSTY FOR WATER

ALL IN ALL THE CM AND PUFFY NIPPLES MADE ME SUSPECT ND MORE RECENTLY HEADACHES..

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It can't be real!

For my first three pregnancies ttc wasn't much to comment on; short and sweet and then their was baby. Andrew brought me to twoweekwait because I had irregular cycles, two chemicals and cysts. My dr. wasn't helping and I was looking for some support, education, and a place to vent during my tww. I found that my obsession with POAS was not just my crazy addiction and that most women didn't just conceive without effort. It took me six months to figure out my cycles with symptom spotting and cm checking, and two months after that to land my BFP. A little over a year then to be more specific. Andrew would be my fourth boy and my heart is longing for a girl.

So I took this next ttc process differently, switching to the NTNP mentality that meant a fairly relaxed cycle without obsessing over BD timing and landing right on ovulation. To be honest it felt more like prevention since it seemed like more then not I was missing my fertile window and BD after or too soon before. So I was counting on this process taking at least a year if not more before a BFP. But because I am a POAS addict I did allow myself to test up to three times before AF just in case.

This cycle I was positive I didn't have a chance to conceive because I only had sex once before ovulation and I was too busy planning for Christmas to track my tww for symptoms. I felt nothing the day I tested; just figured I could move on with a neg. mentally and enjoy my Christmas break with hubby home for two weeks. The line showed up at the three min. mark but it was so faint I was thinking it could be a bad test. My second pregnancy was similar to this, a positive with no symptoms so it's not that I didn't believe it was possible but I was really trying then and now; it just seems highly improbable at 29 once would land me a BFP.

I took another test, EPT and the blue line showed up at the three min. mark but just as faint. I showed my husband and he laughed it off saying that it could just be a bad test. Next day I took the other Answer and EPT that developed slightly darker lines. I was believing it now but hubby wasn't. The third day, I took a digital and got 1-2 weeks pregnant, and the following day the same response. Finally that day of my missed period I got a bold positive on two tests and my husband finally admitted I was pregnant. I am now four days past my missed period and still no symptoms other then bloating.

Last pregnancy my cm was creamy as an early pregnancy sign, this time around I was was dry. Last pregnancy my cervix was high and soft and this time around it was low and hard. But each pregnancy; my cm and cervix was consistent up until pregnancy. So before af showed up last pregnancy my cervix was hard, dry, and low. This time around before af would show my cervix was high, soft, and creamy cm. It does have a pattern; is what I am trying to prove. Maybe not the same pattern each time around but if you track your symptoms and cervix long enough I still believe this is the best way to detect early pregnancy before a positive test.

I highly recommend you kick symptom spotting during tww to the curb and forgo analyzing every little sign for sanity sake. If you do feel so that is so obviously different and you want to know if it is in your head; then I recommend forcing yourself to forget it and when it returns you will know your mind didn't create it. The best way to get through tww, is to vent on here and when you leave your computer leave your venting with it because the torment obsession causes you during tww makes trying for baby miserable.

Not everyone will get it on a NTNP schedule but the mentality I had is well worth going for because it saved me a lot of mental anguish over BFN's and tricky symptoms. Welcome to the page! Hope my journey helps you!

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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!

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