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BFP over 40

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pregnant at 40 1/2!!

I really can't believe it happened so quickly. We've been TTC for 3 months. Things I did this month: -charted my basal body temperatures -drank ridiculously healthy green smoothies regularly (banana, carrot, spinach/kale, protein powder (hemp, so lots of fiber + protein), greens powder, acai powder, chia seeds, spirulina, water) -tried to eat better, feed the good gut bacteria healthy food, see above -specifically, cut down on chocolate bars my husband pressures me into at night (ha) -I didn't cut down on caffeine because I'm powerless against the almighty bean Charting my temps again was key (I have two other kids, 3 and 11mo, and charted for both of them). Showed me that I was ovulating, and when. I knew from before that I'm a late O'er (usually CD17-19). We BD'd on CD16. Then a couple days later in the evening I felt an O pain/ache in my right side. The next morning my temp jumped 0.3C (0.5F). That was confirmation that I'd O'd. So I ordered my husband to bed me and used him mercilessly and then told him to go make me a sandwich (kidding, it was 6am, I demanded coffee). Then, the dreaded TWW. But actually, these past few months during the second half of my cycle, I wait, in fear, of my pms mood swings. It's been absolutely terrible these past few months, so bad that I knew I had to act. So the healthy eating part was a first attempt at that. Did you know that in imbalance of gut bacteria species (the unbalance brought on by bad eating) can cause anxiety and depression? Truth. So that motivated me. There's never any disadvantage to eating healthier! And what do you know, each day I waited for the rage to build inside me and instead my insides were bursting with joyous fairies and songbirds! Maybe an exaggeration... I was in a great mood almost the whole TWW. THere were a couple of low days, but a ridiculously huge improvement over last month. High energy, etc. Barely any pregnancy symptoms! Except if you count 'good mood, high energy'. Good appetite, but a few days I went most of the day without eating (life of a busy mother) so it's not like I was feeling especially hungry. No boob soreness whatsoever. Near the end of the TWW I could tell I was a bit more hot than usual, and when I bent over my head would hurt (like there was extra blood pressure). I had a vague, steady minor ache in the uterus area (like where your jeans zipper is) the last few days. My temps stayed high, which I was really happy about regardless. My temp was still high at CD31 (day of or day before period was due). This, wouldn't you know it, was the day of my husband's 40th birthday party. It was the first day in 6 months we had planned to get a babysitter and get a break from our delightful high-maintenance kids. We were living for this day. Sit at a pub, drink, friends, ahhh...... So I take the test, it's negative. Oh well, okay, woohoo! Let's go drinking like the old days!!! Hubby asked if I was pregnant, I told him no, he was fine and happy I could party with him! Then a few hours later I couldn't help myself, and I fished the test out of the trash. I couldn't believe my eyes... there was a second line. But could it be the dreaded evap line of lore? So I took another test and waited a little longer this time... yep, there's the faint line again. Wow. By this time the babysitter's here, the kids are wild... We finally escape, we're driving to the train station, he's talking about how he's almost glad I'm not pregnant and so excited to have fun together, because remember, readers, we literally NEVER get kid-free leisure time like EVER ... this is kid-in-Disneyland level excitement for us, sad as it is. I decide I have to bring it up. "So I have something to tell you..." "WHAT??! Why did you lie to me earlier???! No no no!!!" So then I had to explain the whole test-out-of-the-trash timeline, we both yell bad words in surprise of the news and bad timing, and he still didn't believe me so he insisted we stop at a chemist and buy another test, this time one of those digital ones that actually say "pregnant" so there was no mistaking it. I have to slip into a pub bathroom (classy!) and pee on the stick. Pregnant, 1-2 weeks. I show him: "Do you believe me now??" And we sit on the train in half a daze, processing that we're actually crazy enough to have a 3rd kid, feeling sorry for myself that I now have to stay sober on my ONE day out, we have to buy a bigger car, we need a bigger house, do we tell people? I had to tell a lot of people why I wasn't drinking that afternoon, so here's hoping this is a sticky bean!! Baby dust to all of you, and remember, take control of what you can control. Chart your temps (take your bbt correctly! google that shit) and feed your body real food. Good luck!!!
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Is this a positive?

Top is a very positive opk test. Bottom is a faint hpt test. No editing at all. I had wicked cramping for 2 days and knew something was different. I am only 7 dpo, but that cramping was so different. Not going to get my hopes up, but would love your input.

44 And Pregnant!!!

I'm still in shock. Last week I got my BFP after ttc for 3 months. This will be my 3rd child. My other 2 sons are 26 and 22. I will be 45 in July and baby is due on 12th October.
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44 and pregnant

Found out a couple of days ago that I'm pregnant. Couldn't believe since I'm 44 and will be 45 when the baby is due. I was in such disbelief I took 3 pregnancy tests this week. Reading anything on the Internet is frightening regarding pregnancy over 40. Anybody else out there in 40s expecting this year?
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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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44 and pregnant naturally

I’m feeling so many emotions, ranging from smug to horrified. I still can’t believe this is happening. After a year of trying we got a referral to the RE, who said we should have IVF or let it go. I couldn’t face blowing five grand on a five per cent chance success, so we decided to continue with the traditional method, and that when I hit 45, we’d sell the buggy. My husband is even more ancient than I am, and I think we were both a little relieved not to be starting all over again. We started fantasising about nicer holidays or even sending our son to a private school. Then one night I sipped some wine and felt a little queasy. The next day the unimaginable was confirmed by a faint blue cross. The consultant has been very encouraging. He tells me that I’m a perfectly reasonable age to have a baby, and that chronological and biological age are not the same thing. I apparently could be biologically younger than a really really unhealthy 25 year old. I’m now half way through the pregnancy and all the tests have been normal. I have no symptoms and forget I’m pregnant until I get into the shower and see this ginormous tummy. The pregnancy hormones must be good for the middle aged complexion, though, because the wrinkles have just melted off my face. Unfortunately, I’m told the effect is temporary. I’m writing this because I know there aren’t a lot of success stories at this end of the fertility bell curve. I’ve been really lucky, and I wish the same good fortune to everyone else. Thank you for your inspiration.

Donor eggs at 43

I've been on this journey for 2.5 years now. I remember sitting in the RE's office discussing a plan in June of 2013 and wanting to get started right away. I was 40 then. After several iui's, 2 tubal reversal surgeries, 2 HSGs, 5 ivfs, here is my 4th BFP since the journey began. I had a couple of chemicals and two miscarriages. I just turned 43 a couple of months ago. Here is my step by step journey to my BFP. We did ivf again this time. We transferred one 4BA 5-day blast on Monday, 12/21/15. We did a frozen transfer of one emBaby this time. I will count fertilization day as ovulation day. 5dpo- transfer day 12/21/15 6dpo- (1dp5dt) nothing different but did have twinges and felt dizzy 7dpo-side boob twinges, AF like cramps, thirsty, vivid dream 8dpo-vivid dream, twinges above pubic bone 9dpo-vivid dream about implantation spitting on underwear. No symptoms today, getting worried 10dpo-vivid dream 11dpo-vivid dream, have been very gassy - TMI- burping and flatulence. It's quite excessive and malodorous. Mild side boob twinges both sides. Runny/drippy nose- odd for me. Progesterone shot sites were really sore and they have been tolerable up until this night before going to bed. Very irritable. Got annoyed with DH easily today. A lot of holiday traveling today. Worried it didn't work again and listened to meditations and visualized it working and our baby growing inside me. 12dpo (7dp5dt)- beta day. Dizzy today. Woke up at 4:30 am. My RE likes to do betas early. I tested with a FRER, it came up positive within a minute. It was a nice, strong line. Gas is getting a little better, AF cramps still present. I feel that my boobs are a little more full than they have been. Feeling blessed and hopeful this is going to be our take home baby. We've been praying every day for a child for the last couple of years. Beta is today waiting for my results. All day not too many symptoms. Just feeling blessed to have this opportunity.

46 BFP

I am 46 with two boys, first at 41 and second at 44. Before the second, I had 4 early miscarriages. I tried really hard for the second, but after that just did not have sufficient motivation to seriously give a third a try and also was feeling decidedly peri-menopausal. So BD possibly around D14, then Mittelschmerz D16. I remember thinking timing wasn't bad. Then about D23 very faint brown spotting for 2 days. Then D28 dark brown spotting followed by small gush red blood following day but then nothing. D31 did test - BFP 1-2 weeks, repeated D33 - 2-3 weeks. I really hope this sticks but will be 47 when it arrives!

45 BFP/Naturally

Hello All. My pregnancy came as a complete surprise as an HSG at age 38 revealed that my right fallopian tube was entirely blocked, and at age 41, my FSH tests were consistently in the 20s. Additionally, I was told by several fertility specialists that my thyroid was normal and to give up.not I took thyroid medication regardless and secretly always felt that I could still get pregnant, as I knew I was still ovulating every month. Fast forward, I was having and had been having unprotected sex and boom, at age 45 pregnant for the first time!!!! My pregnancy lasted 9 weeks. I had a full heartbeat and spine development. I am writing now for two reasons, first, to encourage and share, and second, to advise in seeking a high risk pregnancy physician if God bestows this blessing unto you. I did not seek the proper care and my doctor was young and did not give me progesterone shots, special pre-natal vitamins, or any other recommendations. She was very nonchalant. I am a busy career woman and did not make it a priority early in the pregnancy to find another physician. One will never know why I lost it, but I will do it differently this time! Yes, there may be another time! I feel pregant again. It has only been 3 months since my miscarriage. I am now 46! I am in my two week wait and I did feel cramps and burrowing and am now having constant headaches. May I be so blessed and many blessings to all who are reading this as well! Pregnancy Symptoms: 1dpo - Nausea 5dpo - Yeast infection 7dpo - Very very strong sensation in uterus, like something was burrowing in me. This was not like any cramp I had had before. This is when I put two and two together and checked my calendar. Sure enough we were intimate on my calculated ovulation day and might I add, the ONLY time that month! 9dpo - Constant runny nose & did not have a cold. 10dpo - Knew I was pregnant inside. Carpets had been cleaned and the scent was intolerable to only MY nose. 14dpo - BFP (again lost the baby at 9 weeks) BUT (3 months later feel BFP again) I do not smoke, rarely drink, and always believe anything can happen!!!!

BPF at 40 1st IVF

Hello All, I just wanted to share my good news with you, because I have been glued to your stories to keep myself sane through my 2ww. Big Thanks! I got married 2 years ago and began trying, was refered to fertility ctr after 6 months and then had a few months on clomid, and then 3 IUI using clomid which were negative. -at the start I felt mad at my husband and myself for not trying during our 5 year engagement, he felt like I was going a bit crazy and I was sometimes mad at him for not understanding all my weeping when my period showed up- On to IVF. We said it would be one time only, because of the cost 10,000CAD and the toll on our relationship. We had 13 mature eggs retrieved 10 fertilized and 3 make it to day 5 blast - 2 "good" 1 "ok". Since they didn't feel that the 3rd would make it through freezing they transferred all 3. I was upset because I wanted 2 kids and some frosties. The 2ww wait was so frustrating, I had some cramps early on and sore breasts (but I had this with progesterone for IUI too) and a minor breakout, but I've been eating sugar and chocolate - stress eating the whole time. Today I had my beta test 14 days after transfer and it is 1281 a BFP! Hang in there ladies. Hugs and Hi Fives!

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