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BFP with Clomid

Good old Clomid. Many is the BFP story that references Clomid at least somewhere along the way. And here you'll find a whole mess of them in one place. If you're taking Clomid and looking for some inspiration, look no further. This page is for you.

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BFP - 2nd IUI - Vasectomy Reversal

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share my BFP story! My husband and I have been TTC for about 2 years now. DH had a vasectomy reversal right after we got married, July 2013. The surgery was a success and 6 months after his surgery we began actively trying. After about a year we decided to seek medical help. In April 2015, we started Clomid. After 2 months with my regular OB I was frustrated and decided to see a specialist in June, 2015. We were set to do IUI in July but I had 9 follicles and they canceled the IUI. August was out because of residual cysts. We had our first IUI in September. DH's sperm count was extremely low, 2 million, (he was taking antibiotics and we were told it shouldn't matter...IT DOES) and I only had two follicles. That IUI resulted in a BFN. Our second IUI was October 19th. I had 5 follicles and his sperm count was better 38 million!

I tried my hardest not to symptom spot as I normally do. I did not take my temperature daily, I tried not to think about anything! Around 5 DPIUI I felt some light cramping that lasted a couple of hours. 7DPIUI I was eating lunch and had very strong cramping that I had to move around to try to get relief, that never came. Those cramps lasted for about 30 minutes. It was very strong. I felt wetness but never really the familiar feel of AF getting ready to come. My Cervical Mucus was very prominent, very white and thick. That was unusual for me. I also took my temperature a few days in the second part of TWW and noticed it was very high. I started temping daily at 12DPIUI when my temp usually starts dropping if AF comes and it still remained high. I took a test on Sunday (13dpiui) and it was negative. I didn't want to test because I hate POAS and seeing BFN, but DH was going out of town and he wanted to be there. I was discouraged but did not cry as much as I usually do, I had faith because my temps were still high.

I did not test the next day exactly two weeks after the procedure, I just figured I would wait for AF. Nothing came! The next morning I said oh forget it, let's get it over with. I looked at the control line and saw it popped up and started crying with joy, then I quickly laughed at myself when I realized I was only looking at the control line. I brushed my teeth and looked again and there was the most precious sight ever a +! Then I cried for real. I was alone and had to call my hubby! It was amazing. I left to go to school and picked up another test on the way and took it in the bathroom in my First Grade classroom. Two pink line immediately showed up. :)

I went to the clinic the next day for my Beta it was 147 and two days later it was 496. Yesterday I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks and saw my little baby and heard the heartbeat. I have not felt a single thing yet. Just a bit tired sometimes and my breasts are very sore and getting bigger daily it seems. I am so happy. I am so relieved. I am so thankful.

Never give up. God is able to do anything. TTC is a long road, it is hard, it is tough, it is sad, it is lonely but it builds character and strength. When it finally happens it makes it all worth while! I am still praying for a healthy pregnancy throughout but now and forever all the praise and glory is to God for answering my prayer!

Good luck and God Bless!
Candice - Mother-to-Be :)

BFP! 17 months later!

I can't believe I am writing this!

My husband and I have been trying since we got married last June (2014). Every month was a bust. We went in at the year mark and had all the testing done- both of us were fine. Two months later, I had an HSG done- looked great. Finally she put me on Clomid even though I ovulate on my own- 1st Round 50mg Days 4-8 Beautiful BFP!!!!!! Not even FMU!

I'm still shaking. My husband is stuck in traffic and I am going to explode!

I thought I was out for sure (again) because I'm so crampy. Temp plummeted at 13dpo WAY below cover line. Went up to 98.4 this morning and I thought that was weird (97.06 day before).
I've been a little sick (cold, sore throat) the last week.

Only side effect of Clomid was hot flashes at night. Otherwise it wasn't bad.

ZERO SYMPTOMS. Seriously. Besides my cold (all my students have colds) I feel fine. Like I said, thought AF was on her way. So maybe my cramping was a sign but I always cramp right before my period.

I'm feeling excited, nervous, scared.....I've been ready for this for a long time.

Thanks for reading! Baby dust to all that have been trying for much longer than us!

BFP 21 dpo after 3 years ttc with PCOS & low motility. 1 cycle of clomid.


I have been stalking for about two years now and I never thought I would be sitting here and actually sharing my story. This might be a bit long for some but I hope this can help someone.

Hubby and I are in our middle 20's, how could we possibly tell our friends and family we suffer from infertility? That's not something you can tell everyone even though it would help to have more support. I quit smoking, and by the 2 year mark of ttc I was really sucked into a void of anger, sadness, despair and the feeling of utter uselessness. Booked an appointment with my gynie in September of 2014 for December of 2014. And she started me on Metformin and Pregnitude I'd take 500mg of Metformin in the morning and 1 sachet of Pregnitude in the late afternoon, and this helped tremendously with my symptoms and helped to regulate my cycle, I felt great! But still did not get pregnant after 6 months of being on it, but at least I had a pretty regular cycle.

So I went back to my gynie June of 2015 after a stressful work trip on the opposite side of the country where I hardly had sleep, got the flu twice in a period of 5 weeks! Had an ultrasound done and at least my ovaries were looking a lot better since December 2014. She asked if I'd be willing to try Clomid next, and at this point it was definitely a yes. Carried on with Metformin and Pregnitude as per normal, and lo behold I couldn't use the Clomid yet because my period decided to go haywire after that trip, So AF disappeared from end May to early October! October was another few weeks work trip but thankfully not a stressful one hubby and I went together this time. It was pretty much like a holiday, we got to go to the beach in our free time and were surrounded by the most wonderful people. My cycle came 3 days after arriving, thankfully I packed my Clomid in and I thought to myself it's now or never. Took it everyday at 11 am from CD 5-9 unsupervised (haha), had some side effects though such as lower abdominal cramping, mood swings and headaches. Dtd not digitally monitoring, wasn't completely focusing on ttc much but still keeping an eye out instead of obsessing as I'd always do and rather enjoying ourselves away from the city.

I remember getting a sharp pain in my right ovary on cd 12, for about 2 minutes. I knew this had to have been ovulation cramps! And pretty early might I add, I also noticed a lot of ewcm. The cramps never returned after that night. I started tracking from there.

1- 10 dpo: Felt nothing but a minor side effect still from the Clomid which was mood swings, other than that just my normal self.

11 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, (felt kind of like period cramps).

12 dpo: Shooting pains pulsating up in the morning, and this very odd tickling sensation below my navel in the evening, felt like someone was stroking a feather inside my uterus.

13 dpo: Had a very intense dream this evening, lower abdominal cramps. Started shivering with goosebumps at night even though it's very hot.

14 dpo: Another intense crazy dream, lower abdominal cramps, and shivers with goosebumps at night.

15 dpo: Another totally messed up dream, lower abdominal cramps and shivers with goosebumps at night.

16dpo: Lower abdominal cramps uuugh, shivers with goosebumps ended.

17 dpo: Period like cramps, highly irritable.

18 dpo: Had a dream of pregnancy, and a baby. Period like cramps.

19 dpo: Period like cramps, irritable to no end.

20 dpo: Still cramping, very annoying, feeling hungry.

21 dpo: Lower abdominal cramps, boobs starting to hurt and BFP in under 10 seconds!

It took me 3 days to finally come post because I just couldn't believe it! I'm still struggling to believe it happened to me. Thank you for reading my story, and wishing all you ttc'ers good luck and baby dust to you all, don't give up yet. I was going to ttc till December and look into other options because I couldn't handle it anymore. And I got lucky, I just wish I could give you all a big box filled with hope, hugs and compassion. I needed a lot of that with our journey. I also switched to a better multivitamin (Viridian) 2 months ago, and have also been taking an extra high 5 B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate (Viridian) for 2 months where as I used to only take a regular B-Complex, I don't know if that helped, but felt worth mentioning.

BFP @ 19dpo

I finally got my BFP at 19dpo!!!! I had a miscarriage last May, we have been tcc since July. My cycles are super long usually 35-40 days. I took Clomid this cycle so that I could better track my ovulation. I took it on cycle days 5-9 and I ovulated on or around October 25th. I felt symptoms early but the symptoms seems to disappear after 10dpo. I tested everyday starting at 8dpo. After getting BFN at 15dpo, I started to believe that I was out for this month. Never give up ladies!!!

DPO 1-3 nothing
DPO 4-8 tingling nipples, stuffy nose, vivid dreams, waking up very early in the morning
DPO 9-15 stuffy nose
DPO 16-19 stuffy nose, gassy BFP!!! I'm cautiously excited about our rainbow bean!!!

baby dust to you all!!!

38 years old, husband 41, 50 mg Clomid 2nd cycle

First of all if YOU are reading this please know moments before submitting my BFP story I prayed a special prayer just for YOU. I pray that you too will get your BFP soon and that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy and a chubby little baby in the end of all of this.

Because reading every little juicy detail of your TTC journey helped me, I decided to note down as much as I could remember, here you go:
I am 38 years old and my husband is 41.
My little boy just turned two on November 6. (I was 35 years old when I got pregnant with him, TTC naturally for 4 months, on vacation and bammmm BFP)
I stopped breastfeeding when he was 21 months (OB/GYN said need to stop if TTC, messing with my hormones, making ovaries sluggish and my advanced age didn't help things)
So my cycles have always been regular every 24-26. After my little boy turned a year AF returned and has been regular.

-----CLOMID first cycle BFN --------
I did 50mg Clomid on CD 3-7,
Day 21 Progesterone 7.98,
and did Progesterone pills ORALLY 200mg at 3 DPO.
AF returned CD30.

------CLOMID second cycle BFP---------

CD 1 - October 21, 2015 - Start of AF, heavy and clumpy tissue like bloody discharge, (called dr, worried of clumps- said normal with clomid from prior month)

CD 2 - Started Clomid - 50 mg (my doctor wanted me to do Clomid CD 5-9, but I disregarded, I read a peer reviewed study that showed woman who took CD 1-5 had most success,taking Clomid earlier in cycle causes increase of eggs, taking Clomid later in cycle causes less eggs but more quality eggs, given my age, I wanted to increase my chances of eggs, so I did CD 2-6)

CD 3 - Clomid

CD 4 - Clomid, BD Preseed

CD 5 - Clomid, BBT 98.2 (read while on Clomid your temperature will be higher then normal)

CD 6 - Clomid, BBT 98.2, sticky CM

CD 7 - BBT 98.1, a lot of yellow ear wax, weird because I never have ear wax

CD 8 - BD Preseed, Creamy CM

CD 9 - BBT 97.7 temp dip, temp stabilizing now?

CD10 - BBT 97.7, dark positive OPK, BD, started Baby Aspirin once a day, Evening Primrose Oil (refrigerated) and Mucinex morn and night and I will take these during ovulation fertile period.

CD 11 - dark positive OPK, BD Preseed

CD 12 - dark positive OPK, BD Preseed

CD 13 - dark positive OPK, BD Preseed, woke up extremely constipated even with my daily dose of Miralax (suffered constipation due to breastfeeding). Very painful bowel movement.

Ultrasound -
Uterine Lining - 9.26 mm
Left ovary - 19 mm follicle
Right ovary - look like follicle had a "cyst or had burst"
Blood work -
Progesterone 4.0
Also I did Yoga poses to increase blood flow to uterus
I looked up YouTube videos of ovulation and fertilization because I wanted to see what was happening in my body at this exact moment to help me with visualization. I believe in the power visualization, if you hear about any olympic medalist for example they do visualization, very helpful.

CD 14 - dark positive OPK, BD Preseed and fertility acupuncture, helped me relax

CD 15 - STILL dark positive OPK! what is going on, when did I ovulate???? BD Preseed, BBT 98.0, very painful intercourse felt like my cervix had moved,
I start taking Progesterone 200 mg VAGINALLY this time around, I read it is more effective since closer to source,
I also started Estrace, estrogen, since Clomid thins uterine lining I decided I need to take this to thicken up my lining, I read it does this beautifully.
CD 16 - BBT 98.0 , Acne in parts of face that I normally do not have acne, blood pressure 90/62, went to CVS pharmacy to check it out

CD 17 - BD Preseed
Ultrasound -
Uterine lining is at 6 mm, dr sees one good size follicle doesn't tell me measurement, what! I thought I ovulated a couple days ago, I am so confused

CD 18 - nothing significant to report, other then super stress planning birthday party for my 2 year old, and I have my mother who is disabled with me and
I am VERY STRESSED OUT, even making my self even more stressed out that I am supposed to try to be calm and happy during my fertile week, but I AM TOO BUSY, running around this week like a chicken with head cut off.

CD 19 - son's birthday party, busy and stressed, BFN

CD 20 - Blood work- Progesterone 17.5, Woohooooooo! my body finally worked, I OVULATED, when I don’t know, but I did, I did!!!!!, BFN

CD 21 - BBT 98.1, BFN, feel AF twinges coming, maybe ovary pains on left side

CD 22 - BBT 98.2, I took my temperature later during the day and it was a 100.1!!!!, BFN, lightheaded, itchy legs, went to park - about 20 mosquito bites, i never get bitten! what is going on?, my lil doggie sleeping on my tummy, weird, feel AF twinges coming, maybe ovary pains on left side

BFP after 4 CP's and 15 months, first time Clomid success, spotting

I started TTC'ing in August 2014. I have regular cycles and really didn't think it would take long to get pregnant (I was 31 and healthy). In September 2014 I tried opk's and to my surprise, I didn't get a positive opk until CD 20, which is crazy considering my 28ish day cycles. I then started temping and this confirmed late ovulation and short LP. The doctor dismissed my concerns and said to stop stressing. Fast forward a while and I had 3 confirmed CP's and one suspected. My doctor agreed to refer me to a fertility clinic where they did a full workup. Everything looked fine except slightly high TSH (5-6). I started on Synthroid and Progesterone supps during the luteal phase. Almost right away, I started ovulating earlier which I thought was great. But I then started having a lot of spotting around ovulation (I could feel ovulation for sure!) and during my LP. I tried not to worry about it but it was hard. After 5 cycles of nothing happening since the last CP, my doctor ordered a HSG and gave me a prescription for Clomid (50mg). I decided to go against the doctors orders to get the HSG before trying Clomid. I o'ed on CD 13! And sure enough, BFP first try on Clomid at 9DPO on Cycle 15! No one knows why the Clomid worked. I had a lot of spotting again ... 3DPO until 9DPO and then again a few times in the following weeks. Mostly brown and pink.
Beta's were 10DPO 18, 13DPO 64, 15 DPO 208, 22DPO 5300, 29 DPO 23000, 36 DPO 48300 (it starts to slow at this point)

My first symptoms were irritability and constipation. The constipation and bloating were pretty bad for 3 weeks (and I never have this issue). Breasts are sore. Right at the 6 week mark hit, the nausea started and hasn't let up since.

I am now 7 weeks 3 days and saw the little bean yesterday. Heartbeat was 155bpm. Still nervous but it's looking good so far. I've never made it past 5 weeks before. My advice would be to trust your gut. If you think something seems off, keep pestering your doctor. I'm so glad I didn't wait until the 1 year mark.

BFP ...I was shocked!

After 17 months of TTC, I finally got my BFP! It's been quite a journey with health problems, 5 rounds of Clomid, and both mine and DH jobs are stressful and on shift work. I have been going to acupuncture since May 2015. My acupuncturist specializes in women's health and infertility and I feel like without her help I wouldn't be writing this today! She was able to regulate my cycle, and help shift my hormones which were completely out of whack! She had many pictures of babies up on a board, and she said to me, " Your baby will be up there before you know it. I can help you!"

This past Monday I went to acupuncture as I normally do and I had said, "I know my period is coming. It's due in two day." I was down and even found myself crying during my treatment. Each visit she takes my pulse and that tells her a lot about what is going on in my body, she asked me if I had taken a pregnancy test yet. I hadn't. I was so tired of seeing those BFNs that I couldn't bring myself to do it. She encouraged me to take one the next morning. So of course, when I left there I was curious and knew that I was going home to test. I have like 63546548654 Wondfo test strips so I yank one out and go for it when I got home. Sure enough, there was a faint line! I dipped another strip and found another line so I frantically opened a FRER and got another positive! I couldn't believe it!

I told my husband that night by giving him a gift with the positive test and Baby booties! He turned the test over a couple of times and then looked up and said, " Are you pregnant?!" It was awesome!

As far as symptoms go...
I had EWCM for a week leading up to O. We BDd the 17th, 18th and 21st and O day was on the 20th.

1DPO- Pressure in lower tummy, vivid dreams
2DPO- Pressure in lower tummy, vivid dreams, Irritability
3-5 DPO- Congestion, fatigue
6DPO- Congestion, fatigue, headache
7DPO- Congestion, fatigue, headache, cramping, skin break out
8DPO-Pressure lower tummy,Congestion, headache,cramping, dizziness, skin breakout
9DPO- Drastic implantation dip on BBT- (this is when I thought for sure I was out) same symptoms as 8DPO + Bloated
10-11DPO - BLOATED, pressure lower tummy, congestion, headache(this thing will not go away) skin breakout, fatigue, nausea

My beta came back positive and I'm now on Prometrium for the entire first trimester due to low progesterone.
Hope this helps anyone who is feeling discouraged and unsure. I can't tell you to relax, I didn't. I'm not going to say it will happen when it happens. I hate hearing that. But I will say it all happens in God's perfect timing. As frustrating as it is we just don't know the grand plan and the reasoning behind things but it WILL Happen!

Thanks for reading!

I had lost hope before seeing that BFP PCOS 2nd amenorrhea, no period

Hello ladies,

I dont know where to start. Briefly about my condition 2 years of TTC-ing 5 failed round of clomid and metformin. The weirdest part about my story is that i had my period when i was 17. Since then I got my period only 4 times naturally up until 24. I have been trying since 22 but did nothing didn;t even see a doctor because i was afraid till death that doctors would tell me i can never get pregnant. The hardest part is i didnt want my husband to think that There was something wrong with me. So I didnt tell him that I might have fertility issues. I went to an obgyn alone around november of 2014 and he diagnosed me with PCOS and 2ndary amenorrhea, easily prescribed 100 mg of Clomid for 4 months. I was so happy when I started that pill, the mood swing I have experienced was terrible even though not a hint of hot flashes. So frustrating that my partner cannot know what I have been through. But I managed to hide everything from him anyway. So starting clomid from December it didn't seem like to be working. I took clomid on December 100 mg, January 100, March 150 April 150, May150. Nothing happened. The sixth month was the last month. I almost gave up. Plus my hubby went out of town for work. Mid June I got a call from husband stating he would arrive early July. I didnt know if I should take clomid. I was so frustrated from all the hopes and negative HPTests . Anyway around 29th of June I bravely decided to take clomid 200mg-s without doctor's supervision. I had the 10 pills left from the last clomid cycle. I took 4 the 29th 4 the 30th but couldn't continue to take because I wasn't thinking it would work plus i did not have a prescription. I wasnt hoping for anything. Around 15th of July I took a pregnancy test which came out BFN. I was not surprised at all as long as that was what i have been expecting. 29th of July was our anniversary. I went to pharmacy bought 2 cheapie tests. came home forgot about the test and in the afternoon saw the test was laying on the counter decided to pee in a cup didnt even look close to that when I leave the restroom I found 2 beautiful strong lines staring back at me. I was shaking and crying called my sister. She was over the moon too. I couldnt wait to tell my husband that was the longest 5 hours of my life. hehe. When I told him he was so happy almost cried. Now I am 18 weeks As calculated the baby must have been concieved 9, 10th of July.

I know how it feels like when everyone around you is getting pregnant and you can't. Especially when u want it so bad. But believe in miracles it would come. I never thought I could conceive naturally without IUI or IVF. Pray to god, I think that helped me too.

I hope all of you will be sharing your success stories with us.

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Finally after almost a year and a half and three iuis!

I had to share my story because I have stalked this site my whole time while ttc. I am 35 and my hubby is 33. We have a beautiful 3 year old boy that we conceived at the first try naturally. This is why a diagnosis of secondary unexplained infertility hit hard. Why all of a sudden we are having issues? I temped and used a bajillion ovulation tests. Our tests all came out normal : hsg,sperm analysis etc. The specialist wanted to try three iuis before moving to IVF. The first two iuis I took 50mg of clomid and trigger shot and the timing was perfect on both. The second time I only had one mature follicle. The third time is a charm! At my request, for the last iui we increased clomid to 100mg and I had three mature follicles.
Days 1-2 piui: cramping from iui
Days 3-4 piui: nothing
Days 5-6 piui: sharp pains a few times on lower right. Extremely sore nipples. Can't even hug hubby.
Days 7-9 piui: Nipples not as bad but breasts hurt a little. bloating and tired my son and mother are sick so not sure if I was getting sick
Days 10-11 piui: convinced af is coming. Bloated only slightly increased cm. wearing a pad just waiting to see blood. My breasts do not even hurt anymore. Drank 3 glasses of wine two nights in a row.
Day 12 piui: period should be here by now. Still convinced it will come but just for fun figured I would test. First with a cheapie and almost missed the light line.then I confirmed with a digital. Holy hell!!! It worked!!! I'm so excited and nervous, just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. Going for a bld test Monday.
Good luck to everyone and do not give up hope!!! Xo

BFP with PCOS and Clomid 50mg

I wanted to write this because I know what a comfort it was to read there was hope when I was ttc and I hope it gives hope to you too (when you're in the mood to hear it, I know there were days I hated reading about other people's success).

My husband and I have been together 16 years, married for 3 years and started ttc last September. I thought I'd get pregnant right away. After 3 months, I got tested and found out I had pcos which was devastating. My sister's both have it, and my eldest sister has been ttc for 10 years with no success. My gp told me to lose weight and wait a year before she would refer me to a specialist. I followed her advice and lost weight but put it all back on (and then some) after a few months. I told her in June I didn't want to wait anymore, I was 32 and time and genetics were against me, but she wouldn't listen. So I got another opinion.

The second gp sent me straight to an ob/gyn who gave me a script for Clomid 50mg. I tried it in July, it didn't work. I tried it again in August and got the 21 day blood test which showed my progesterone level at 0.8 (that's pre-menopause low). I was devastated. I went back to the ob/gyn who said try 100mg then 150mg then we'd do ivf. I took the script but held off from buying Clomid straight away.

See my gut told me I'd ovulated late. So I waited to see what would happen. I started spotting a week after I thought I'd ovulayed and I thought it was my period. I was terribly upset. But then my period didn't come. I was hesitant and hopeful. Next thing I know, it's a few days later and I still hadn't gotten my period.I got excited and took a pregnancy test but accidentally peed all over the test window rendering the test invalid. I thought it was a sign so I waited until it was 2 weeks post what I thought was ovulation.

I woke up at 5.45am and took the test. 1.5 minutes in and the line in the T section appeared. I thought it was the control line. But no there were 2 red lines= pregnant! I couldn't believe it. I woke my husband and we hugged and cried. It had been an emotional 12 months but we finally did it.

Now that I am pregnant, I'm petrified. I'm petrified I'm too overweight, that I'll eat the wrong things, that I'll miscarry.. but I am committed to doing the best I can and I'm excited about every little thing that's happening to me :)

Here are my tips for conceiving with pcos:

1. Stress less. This was a big one for me. I was stressed about dieting, stressed about getting pregnant, stressed about timing sex, stressed about everyone getting pregnant around me. Try go on holiday to conceive if you can. Sometimes you don't know how stressed you actually are until you get away.

2. TMI but try to think of sex as fun again. We got into an awful routine of only having sex in boring positions, putting my legs up after sex, no peeing after sex. Nothing is less sexy (or more likely to end in a UTI). This past month, we had sex when we wanted, timing be damned, and specifically chose positions that weren't really conducive to baby making, ie standing up, cowgirl style, etc. Just to make it fun again.

3. Don't stress about diet. When I gave up my strict diet, my periods returned to a monthly cycle (they were bi-monthly previously) and I think relaxing my diet helped regulate my cycle.

4. Track your CM, cycles and other information. It stressed me out but was really useful to refer to when seeing specialists.

5. You know your body better than anyone. If you're not willing to keep waiting to see a specialist, get a second opinion. My specialist said it was good I came to her when I did. Remember your gp isn't a fertility expert!

All the best everyone x