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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.

And when you get your BFP while taking Clomid, we want to hear from you! Send me your symptoms through this contact form.

2 years of trying, BFP at 18 dpo

I have been searching through this website for the past 2 years trying to find anything to give me hope of having a positive. I finally got it and I wanted to help others that struggled like me. I don’t have anything medically wrong with me but my doctor prescribed me clomid 50 one time I got pregnant that cycle. 4 DPO: I marked that I was feeling very sick and chalked it up to clomid side effect also tender boobs started which is super weird because I usually don’t get it until a week before my period. 5-9 DPO: night nausea. I felt perfectly fine through the day but once the sun went down I felt horrible, my coworkers smelled terrible, I constantly felt like I was going to puke 10 DPO: got a really strong cramp in my left ovary that made me double over, it lasted about 30 seconds, later that evening I felt a pull sensation literally in my vagina and it hurt to walk. 11-17DPO: ANXIETY, oh lord I’m snapping at coworkers, I’m snapping at hubby, I’m snapping at the TV I am so ANGRY and my stomach feels like it’s in knots! Days 14 and 16 and had LOADS of this bright yellow cm in my underwear, no matter how much I wiped there was just an abundance of yellow cm. It went away the next day 18 DPO: I already had a doctors appointment so when they piss tested me it came back dark positive within 10 seconds. I probably could’ve tested way sooner but I wasn’t getting my hopes up.

It CAN happen!!!

am in tears as I write this me and df have been the for about 9 years! Me 27 df 30.... It has really been a long stressful painful journey! I have read through these stories I know a million times!! I just knew one day I would get my bfp and I finally have!! Df didn't believe me when I took the test until he seen me shaking and crying!!! Lol I've always been the person in the family who love kids and babysits everyone kids! I have 4 God kids but they still went home and the end of the night to their mama! I took Clomid 50mg days 3-7 and got a positive test 16 dpo! Girls when I say it will happen IT WILL HAPPEN!!! First round and it worked after almost 9 years.... 9 YEARS I'm having my own baby!!! I hope he or she sticks!!! Baby dust to everyone keep God first and don't stress and worry about the next person having kids it'll happen to you!!!! My symptoms were cramping... CRAMPING like af was on the way... very creamy white cm.... no sore boos... tired... No appetite... and my perood was late and that never happen!! This is my FIRST pregnancy EVER and today is my 27th birthday I'm beyond Happy!!! The beat gift I could have ever received!!

Success on Clomid

I knew that when I finally got my BFP, I just had to share my story. My journey hasn't been as long as it is for some, but it was much longer than I naively thought it would be. I figured my husband and I would have success in the first couple of months. After those first couple of months, I started tracking my bbt. I timed our bd-ing each month and felt I was doing everything right, but with no success. Tracking helped me discover that I had regular cycles but my luteal phase was a little short, and my temps didn't always rise and stay up the way all the "good" charts show. After 8 months of ttc, I visited my OB and was put on 50mg Clomid when my progesterone level came in at 7.4. It helped my luteal phase issues and raised my progesterone to 14.7. I was ovulating before Clomid and with the 50mg, but I had never had ovulation signs or symptoms besides ewcm. I didn't realize that many women know when they ovulate, that they can feel it and whatever. My doctor had me do 3 cycles of 50mg, take one cycle break, and then tried 50mg one more time. With no success, he bumped me up to 100mg. Well the 100mg cycle was different than any other from the start. On 50mg I just had night sweats, no other side effects or signs of fertility. On the 100mg I had night sweats and was very moody for a couple of days. I work at a school, and I felt bad for my students those couple of days. My husband and I bd-ed every other night from CD9 to CD17. I also used Preseed the two times closest to ovulation. I'd normally ovulate by CD17, but this cycle I ovulated on CD18. I can pretty much always see my ovulation on my bbt chart the day after ovulation when my temp rises. I also usually take one OPK and can verify that ovulation is coming up. The difference this cycle was ovulation pain. I actually felt it this cycle for the first time ever. I nearly cried when I realized what I was feeling, because I was so happy. It was this strange kind of dull but kind of sharp pain on my left side. I had been working with some kids at the time it started, and I was like "what is this?" It took me an hour or so to realize what was going on. The next day when my temp rose, I knew I wasn't imagining things. About a week later, my temps were still up (as usual after I ovulate), and I noticed more strange feelings in my abdomen. It was on both sides and sometimes was higher and sometimes lower. I also started seeing scant Brown/pink color on tp when I wiped. I so badly wanted it to be implanation. But I was reading online that Clomid symptoms are often confused with early pregnancy symptoms. It could go either way. My one source of hope was the little bit of color I was seeing on the tp, which shouldn't be related to Clomid. It started on 8DPO, and it continued to 11DPO. I was worried it might be my period coming early, but then it stopped and I was hopeful again. At that point I started thinking about when to test. I decided I'd wait to 13DPO, but then I decided I'd test on 12DPO if my temp rose more. It hadn't when I woke up early (2:30) to use the bathroom, so I knew I should wait. By 6:30am I couldn't wait any longer. I wasn't optimistic as it wasn't the FMU, but I gave it a go. And I got my BFP for the first time ever! Two days later I had blood work that confirmed it. My hcg level was at 384 at 14DPO. I anxiously waited almost another week to get my level re-checked. In that week, I read more posts and articles about hcg levels than should be legal. I was making myself crazy with it. I was really nervous because other than an occasional pulling sensation in my abdomen, I've had no symptoms to speak of. My breasts have never ever felt tender or sore in my life, so maybe pregnancy won't change that. I haven't felt more tired than usual, no nausea, no nothing. It was freaking me out. Well today I talked to the nurse about my blood work, and she told me the doctor is really happy with the way my hcg is rising. She didn't tell me the number, but I am going to be content with that. I want to enjoy my pregnancy, especially as long as I'm feeling good physically. So that's been my journey. It would seem the low progesterone was our only problem in getting pregnant, and the Clomid worked its magic. I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll be able to welcome our first baby into our family come January. Good luck to all those ttc!

Finally!!!! Bfp 2nd round of clomid 50 mg!!!

Hey, I'm 25 (as of two days ago) ....This is my first pregnancy. We actively tried for 8 months Before clomid. I had low hopes bc my period is extremely irregular! So I got blood work done , the culprit was high testosterone which had been preventing me from ovulating ! My doctor scheduled a D&C to clean out all the linings of cycles past bc she wanted me to have "a spring cleaning " before clomid.!! The first round was difficult for me & ovulation was EXTREMELY painful afterwards I had every symptom I could find on the internet and just "knew" I was pregnant! I was crushed when af came . Second round was much easier and laid back and I honestly assumed I had not ovulated bc besides some swelling in my ovaries I never felt the pain i felt the cycle before. My first cycle day 21 prog test was 22.6 the second round it was only 5 & I cried when I got the news bc I knew that meant i didn't ovulate and this month was a bust!!! Few days later I started getting all the usual symptoms of pms except the cramps and bloating would come and go rather than straight into full gear per usual and instead of just my nipples being sore like normal my breast were extremely sore on the sides too . I slept for an entire day as well but I had completely ruled pregnancy out and assumed the weird pms was due to the clomid or either anovulation .My doctor upped my dose to 100 mg and I was going to start my next round without af bc I thought she wasnt going to show due to me allegedly not ovulating that month! When my period was four days late I decided I would take one last test b4 I started the pills bc i got bfn the day of and day after my missed period .......i got a bfp !!!! Then another one the next day bc I couldn't believe it !! God is so good bc i was extremely discouraged and on the brink of just giving up ttc all together for awhile. The only thing I did different this month was use 2g of preseed instead of 1g even though he didn't like it! And i also took mucinex extra strength pill during my fertile window and prayed extremely hard bc at the end of the day regardless of how hard we try and what all we do to get a bfp God has the final say.i genuinely believe he heard my sincere, humble cry and blessed me thanks for reading.......!!!! read psalm 113 when you build a genuine relationship with God he will grant you the desires of your heart !

Finally a bfp after 3 miscarriages in 5 Years

Hi my name is Kay and I’m 34 Years with pcos. I promised myself I will write here once I get my bfp. 3years back Had a ruptured ectopic and lost my left tube. Got pregnant again 6 months later but had a DnC for blighted ovum. Luckily got pregnant 6 months later sadly DnC again for another blighted ovum. Made a conscious decision to lower carbs and sugar, do fertility yoga, drink red raspberry tea, ABC juice ( doc recommended) , Chinese herbs with accpunture and homeopathy, clomid, preseed and lots and lots of prayers. Was basically willing to try anything in the last 3 months we had given ourselves to “try”. In the 2ww I had pineapple core 1-5 dpo, 4 Brazil nuts, chicken essence and red date tea. 2 weeks after my birthday felt like I had a glow on my face that I’ve only seen each time I was pregnant. Took the test and it’s a bfp! Was in shock and a bit scared of another BO. Doc put me on progesterone suppositories, baby aspirin , 5 mg folic acid ( which I was already taking) high dose fish oil and hcg injections twice a week. Had gone in for a scan and just saw a beautiful baby at 6 weeks 3 days with a beating heart. Hope this gives someone else hope the same way I had hope reading all these bfp stories full on happiness and faith. Hope all get their bfp soon and baby dust to all. Ps the symptoms I have sore breast, slight nausea randomly, tmi watery cm , no appitite , bitter taste in mouth, dizzy spells and moving between fatigue and insomnia.

BFP after IUI #4

I’m 32 and my wife and I have been TTC since October 2017. We decided to use a RE right away since donor sperm is expensive!! The RE checked my labs and flushed my tubes making sure everything was ideal before we started the process. The first two IUI we did without hormones because we were deathly afraid of twins or triplets! 3rd and 4th time we used 50mg clomid x 5 days and triggered with an ovidrel shot. In hindsight I should have just started with hormones because we had more ultrasounds and a better idea of what was happening, and when, instead of guessing based on your period tracker. Also helpful hint (just because you track your periods for months doesn’t really help that much unless you are also tracking your ovulation) Symptoms wise: the first two attempts were the worst. My mind played tricks on me and I was aware of every little gas bubble, breast pain and twinge. The 3rd and 4th times I feel I had a healthy detachment “what will be will be attitude” and couldn’t tell the difference between the hormones and actual pregnancy symptoms. Our 4th IUI was the last of this donor, if it didn’t work the RE recommended we switch. We had our IUI on Valentine’s Day (not as romantic as it sounds) My wife was out of town for work so my best friend took me. Directly after my IUI appointment we went for my BFF’s IUD appointment and then had a Bloody Mary to toast my fertility and her new form of birth control. The two weeks were sooooooo slow and long! But once you get the BFP the real anxiety and panic set in! We are 8 weeks now and cautiously optimistic. Had a viability scan at 6 weeks and saw a flutter of a heart. Wishing everyone the best of luck. Don’t give up.

BFP after 18 months

Wow, I never thought I'd be able to share my story here! My husband and I started our journey to conceive in July of 2016-. After a year of failed attempts we saw a fertility specialist that gave us "unexplained infertility" (wtf!). We decided to start with IUI since everything appeared to be working as it should. After a failed IUI in October of 2017 we decided to wait until after the holidays (I was an emotional mess!). We had our 2nd IUI on Feb 1st (Clomid and Ovidrel). Immediately this one seemed different. In October the doctor said my uterus was moving alot and had trouble inserting the Cath, the procedure took longer than expected and just didny feel right. This time around he was in and out before my husband could blink! The day of my IUI I had some pretty heavy cramping. Sex after the IUI wasn't enjoyable as I almost felt bruised, but we pushed through! I tried not to get my hopes up this time around as I know the medications can mimic pregnancy, but I did notice a few things! My breasts were super tender and heavy to the point I was holding them walking down my stairs. About a week or so after my IUI I had a cluster of 3 large zits on my face. I never break out so this was a new symptom. I also had mild twinges and cramping starting about 9 days piui. With that came the exhaustion. I normally don't nap but I coukd barely keep my eyes open mid afternoon. I broke the cardnial rule and tested early. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday's tests were all negative . Doctor said I could test Saturday but I felt pretty down and was almost 100% sure my symptoms were due to the meds. This am I decided to test to be safe and to my suprise it gave a clear pink line immediately. We will call Monday to schedule our BETA. Fingers crossed all stays well!!

Low AMH + chronic disease diagnosis - conceived on second IUI

I wanted to share my story to give someone else hope, as these stories gave me hope during some dark times. I am 36, and my husband is 50 now. We were a year younger when we tried to conceive - from April 2016 to July 2017. Here’s a general timeline: April - Sept 2016 Tried lots of things to get pregnant - tracking, temping, ovulation strips, sex every day/every other day/twice a day, acupuncture, all sorts of supplements. No luck. Did find out I had a shorter luteal phase (8-10 days), so gyno prescribed progesterone suppositories to use after ovulation. Lengthened luteal phase but still no luck. Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 Got tested at fertility clinic. Initial tests showed low AMH for me (.4) and low motility for my husband (31%). Subsequent testing showed even lower AMH for me (.2) but great results for my husband. (Not sure if his first test was a fluke but between tests he kept his cell phone out of his front pants pocket and started taking various supplements) Feb 2017 Made a plan to start IUI + Clomid next cycle. Mentioned to fertility doctor that I’ve seen blood in my stool regularly for a few weeks, but my regular doctors said it was nothing to worry about. Fertility doc urges me to see a gastroenterologist ASAP to rule out anything serious before we start fertility treatment. March 2017 See gastroenterologist, get colonoscopy, am diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Luckily it is not too severe, and medicine curbs symptoms almost immediately. April - May 2017 Delay fertility treatment, not really TTC as I wait for my body to heal a bit and adjust to new medicine. Also changed jobs to a much less stressful position. June 2017 First round of IUI + Clomid. Thrilled to have two ready eggs at ultrasound and awesome sample from husband. Trigger shot to release eggs, progesterone suppositories to support after insemination. Super sad to get a negative pregnancy test but doctor was pleased with my body’s performance so we decide to try the same thing again. July 2017 Second round of IUI + Clomid. 2 eggs again and a slightly less awesome sample from my husband, trigger shot, progesterone. Only thing I did differently this time was meditate daily - including for 10 minutes directly after insemination - using the Circle & Bloom guided meditation series. July 21, 2017 Got first positive pregnancy test ever!! 2 weeks later, saw a tiny little heartbeat on my first ultrasound. I could not believe it worked, mostly because I had absolutely NO symptoms during the TWW. Every month prior to this, I convinced myself that I was pregnant during the TWW. This month, I was sure I wasn’t. The only strange thing I noticed the day before I took my positive test was slightly bluer veins in my breasts, but I was pretty sure I imagined it. I am now on the cusp of my third trimester, and the pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far (knock wood!). We are expecting a little boy at the end of March 2018. I wish all of you the very best of luck, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will get your BFP very soon!

Getting our rainbow

Of course I have been stalking this page for almost 2 years. I finally get to post mine and I am SO excited!!!! We got pregnant back in May of this year (2017) but we lost that baby in July, on my husband's birthday. Since then, I have had 2 IUI's....the 2nd worked. I did not trigger an I did not take any progesterone before or after the IUI. I was on clomid 100mg on CD3-7. We BD'd on CD10, 14, 15, 16. I o'd on CD 15 and did the IUI on the same day *O day- Got the positive OPK in the morning and had the IUI at 4 that afternoon (11.22 (the day before Thanksgiving) cramping after the IUI *3-5DPIUI-My nipples feel like they are going to fall off. THEY HURT!!!! Not the entire breast, just the nipple. I am wondering what's going on because I KNOW it's way too early for pregnancy symptoms. Still cramping but now they are dull and in the background. If I had to guess, I would say they were in my uterus. *6DPIUI-still cramping and my nipples are still sore. Like, I couldn't hug my kids without tremendous in pain. Still crampy. Constipated. *7DPIUI- took my first test...BFN with FRER, walmart first signal and internet cheapie. I'm thinking it's still really early so I didn't really get upset about the negative. My appetite has increased, but that happens as it gets close to my period so i don't think anything of. I am gassier than usual. Nipples still hurt. Still crampy *8-9DPIUI- took a test (internet cheapie)...BFN nipples are still sore but not as bad as it before. This has me worried. I am thinking "If I were pregnant, my symptoms would be increasing, not decreasing." very emotional. Secretly loosing hope but still telling myself that it's still early *10DPIUI- tested with an internet cheapie. BFN. nipples have gone from sore to tender. EXTREMELY emotional. Cried over small stuff, things that i would not normally cry over (example: the dishwasher had not been unloaded). Appetite is still increased. My dog started following me around and being clingy. She would not let me out of her sight *11DPIUI- tender nipples still have those dull cramps in my lower abdomen area. It feels like my uterus. BFN on FRER and internet cheapie. I cried today. Still feeling out this month because I feel like "I should have more symptoms by now" and "the last time, by this time, i had a BFP already" and "it seems like everybody else has gotten their BFP days ago" *12DPIUI- decided not to test. I didn't think that I I could handle seeing another negative. I had a complete breakdown wondering when my time was coming. short tempered and very emotional. My beta was scheduled for today but I cancelled because I didn't want to pay ($40 copay) for my doctor to tell me that I am not pregnant. Just an emotional day *13DPIUI- Decided at the last moment to test...faint positive on the first signal test. Tried FRER using the same sample (FMU)...faint positive. Tested again using SMU on a first signal, darker line. Went to the store and bought 2 boxes of clearblue digitals, 1 box (3 count) FRER, 5 first signal tests. Clearblue gave me those words that I have been waiting SO long to see....PREGNANT. Went in for a blood test to confirm. HCG was at 29. Progesterone as at 24. By my calculations, I am 3 weeks and 5 days today. The doctor says I don't need to be on any progesterone supplement as of now. I go back in on Thursday to make sure my HCG has doubled as it should.

BFP after IUI 1!

Im so excited to be sharing this story! So, Im 29, DH is 32, trying for one year with MFI. We did an IUI 15 days ago with 15M sperm post wash, and two mature follicles. 1dpo-5dpo- I had major cramping and lots of gas, and lots of creamy CM 6po-7DPO-Headache, lower abdomen twinges, dry CM, light cramps and boob pain but that's not abnormal 8DPO-twinges in abdomen, urge to pee. Tested to confirm trigger shot was gone, BFN 9DPO-10-Achy armpit. I had seen this on some stories and was surprised by it. It didn't hurt too bad or for too long but just enough to say hmmm 11 DPO-major migraine, achy armpit, sensitive to smells, no appetite. woke up to pee at 4am a few nights in a row which isn't normal 12DPO-Verrrrrry faint BFP on dollar tree test, BFN on IC and FRER, Headache wont quit 13DPO-Nausea and headache and faint lines on dollar tree and FRER 14DPO-BFN on digitals but Stronger line with pink in it on FRER but beta came back at 11, doctor had very realistic convo that this might not stick. Cried all night 15DPO-BFP on digitals!!! Beta is increasing and I am encouraged for a miracle!!! Say some prayers that this little bean sticks! Second beta is tomorrow

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