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BFP with Endometriosis

I tell you what: nothing soothes the soul like a whole web page dedicated to the stories of ladies just like yourself who have successfully gotten pregnant with endometriosis.

That's what you'll find here: real life BFP stories from ladies with real life cases of endometriosis. These kind ladies have provided their stories to let you know you're not alone, and that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Because you're not alone. And there is a light. Really.

So check out these stories, and be sure to send us your story when it happens for you. I also highly recommend that you check out FertilAid for Women success stories for women with endometriosis. It's quite inspirational.

BFP after 8 long years of trying , thank God he's Faithful!

I have read all of these BFP stories for years, and I said I would post after I got my BFP. I am 38 yrs old and DH is 39yo, we've been married 10 yrs. My pregnancy road began in 2008, I tried natural cycles with Femara, then in 2010 found out I had endometriosis from exploratory laparascopy and found out DH had severe male factor. DH and I continued to try to get pregnant but nothing. In 2012 we tried a menopur cycle with hcg trigger but nothing. 2014 I had another laparascopy and polyp removal. We then tried IUI x2 , but still BFN. In 2015 after a failed IUI, we decided to look into IVF. Well November 2015 we had 7 eggs fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 3 day embryos. Needless to say, we were both devastated when it didn't work. We had 1 last embryo that was frozen, but we decided to wait because honestly I was very discouraged at this point. Well March 16th, 2017 we decided to transfer our 1 and only 2AB blastocyte frozen embryo, and on 3/27/17, I found out I was pregnant with beta of 270! I am now 7 weeks 6 days, and I know this is truly a blessing from the Lord. I thank him daily for this miracle. Here are my early symptoms :
1dpo Bloated feeling, pulling at navel.
2po- had very vivid dream, where I was killing people who were trying to kill me ( I know crazy right) that same night I had a somewhat spontaneous orgasmic like feeling. I just knew I was pregnant.
3dpo-4dpo- gassy, mild cramp here and there
5dpo- I had a very sharp pain when walking at the park with my mom, I had to stop walking for a second.
6dpt- early that morning around 2am, I took pregnancy test- BFN. I decided no more testing.
7pt- period like cramps and pressure in pelvic area
8dpt- I was at the grocery store and felt what felt like a menstrual period. I ran home and wiped say dark red/brownish blood. I wanted to cry, but prayed and took a HPT. I wasn't going to look at it thought I was out but I saw 2 faint lines. I took a digital and it said negative, so I decided to wait for my Beta in 3 days.
8dpt-10dpt I had very light brown or beige spotting, a cramp here and there.
11dpt- I had beta- 270 BFP
13dpt- beta 599
20dpt- beta 6,331
My EDD is 12/2/2017, MY 11TH Anniversary! ! God has a sense of humor!
Let this be encouragement to all of you, with God all things are possible, Only Believe! Doubt the Doubt! If he did it for me he'll do it for you too!

Natural miracle after 7 years TTC & IVF

I am still in shock if I am honest and had virtually no idea that I was pregnant at all. As I am a weirdo I still keep track of all of my cycles just in the hope of a natural miracle. If this hadn't happened to me I almost wouldnt believe it.

2dpo - dizzy when wake up
7dpo - started to have slightly tender breasts (thought it was just from the gym and weight training)
9dpo - slight cramping
10dpo - dizzy when wake up
11dpo - brown spotting - usual for me so thought nothing of it
12dpo - brown spotting - super emotional thought for sure my period was coming
13dpo - brown spotting - was thinking that I never usually spot for three days but my body always surprises me with these things
14dpo - spotting had stopped. went for a 12km run and felt a little off, kept pushing as I am training for a half marathon. Got back and felt extrmely light headed and expected my period to come. Thought I would do a test for a laugh and hopped into the shower. I am used to seeing negative tests and have never gotten pregnant naturally. I kept putting off testing as usually my period just comes after the spotting.

Got out and was like OMG WTF is this? Called hubby in and he said "oh I think you are pregnant". I was shocked and we were laughing. Stunned and unsure what to do next I called the medical centre and went for a blood test as it was Sunday so my GP was closed.

After all of this time, 7 years, multiple IVF's and two chemical pregnancies could this really be it?

14dpo HCG 48, progesterone 60
16dpo HCG 116, progesterone 61

Looking good! When asked what I did differently I initially said nothing, just carried on with life and started to enjoy not having kids LOL. I hadn't been taking my pre pegnancy vitamins and have been exercising pretty hard.

When I think about it I have been doing Chinese herbs and I did take DHEA (for egg quality) for a month in Dec - although they say you need to take it for 3 months to see effect.

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BFP with Unexplained Secondary Infertility for 2.5 years

Hi ladies,
I promised myself I would share our journey to BFP #2 if or when it actually ever happened.
Whether it’s primary infertility, secondary, etc., I know how incredibly difficult, painful, frustrating, and lonely this infertility process can be at times. I’m hoping my story will provide even one person some glimmer of hope.
I am turning 36 in May; wonderful, caring, supportive spouse turned 40 in October. We have a wonderful little boy who is turning 5 in July and starting kindergarten this year! When we started trying to conceive him, we were incredibly blessed it only took 4 months. I had a very easy, uneventful pregnancy and gave birth to him at 31.
I always envisioned having 2 children, 3 years apart. We started TTC #2 in July of 2014 thinking it wouldn’t take long. Had I known, we would have started WAY earlier.
Fast forward 8 months, I went to the OB that delivered my son concerned that we’ve been TTC for 8 months. She ran some initial bloodwork and all looked good. She said to come back after one year of trying if no luck.
One year later, I was back in her office. My husband had an SA with no issues (of course, he’s extremely proud of). I had a more in depth US which was unremarkable. MY AMH, LH, FSH, E2, PG – all labs were perfect. I had an HSG which was perfect. I was given the horrible diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.”
Though I have regular periods, always got a positive OPK on days 14-17 each month, she prescribed my Clomid to “boost my ovulation”. I was on Clomid for SIX months, unmonitored. The only monitoring I had was an ultrasound on day 12/13 each month to confirm there was a ripe follicle so I could trigger. No discussion of my lining or E2 levels. Looking back at my records – my lining was incredibly thin, a side effect from repeated use of Clomid. It also gave me terrible hot flashes and agitation. We switched to Femara for 2 more months (huge fan of vs Clomid) both with IUI but no success. In April 2016 (month 20), we decided to take a break.
In June (month 22), my sister in law convinced me to get a 2nd opinion with an infertility specialist, someone other than my OB. I felt like I was betraying all the work my OB had done but agreed – BEST DECISION EVER. I highly recommend working with a specialist – OB’s are wonderful, but not trained in all that can be involved with infertility. I had all the same labs repeated and was given the same diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.” She did order a different type of Ultrasound I hadn’t had yet -- an SIS (saline infused ultrasound) -- which showed I had a small polyp in my uterus which she didn’t think was the cause but wanted to remove it via hysteroscopy anyways. She also suggested I let her perform a laparoscopy at the same time to look for endometriosis. I was skeptical because I had NO symptoms of endo.
In July (month 23), I had the surgery and bam! Stage 1 endo. Though I was saddened it was only Stage 1 (never in my life did I think I would actually want endometriosis but anything was better than the “unexplained”), she was confident this was the issue. She cleaned me out and we were able to start trying again in August. We did 2 rounds of Femara, beautiful follies each time, no success.
Then 3 rounds of Follistem + IUI, responded well each time with multiple mature follies, still no success.
In January 2017, I decided we needed a break. The 30 months of trying was killing me. It changed me as a person. I was always agitated, depressed, starting to pull away from family/friends – TTC was consuming me. My whole life had revolved around giving our son a sibling and I had completely lost myself in the meantime. I started to think -- maybe our son was our miracle?
The next month in February, my husband and I went on a quick trip to Cancun for 4 nights. AF decided to show on the way to our departure gate. Seriously!!?? On a positive note, I was able to enjoy many fruity cocktails! Pina Colada con Mas Barcadi, por favor? Our second night there though I broke down in tears while having dinner. My husband and I decided I would talk to my primary doctor and get put on an anti-depressant when we got back.
5 days after getting back, I started Wellbutrin. Instantly felt better, had a TON of energy, but struggled with a little insomnia. Still better than the depression caused by the months of infertility.
Here we are now in March of 2017, week 3 of Wellbutrin, one month after getting back from our trip. I noticed my energy was gone and I was crazy tired. Tested 9 or 10dpo, very very very faint line. Labs drawn today, 11 or 12dpo, PREGNANT! And naturally. Beta 42 and progesterone 18.4. My husband and I had just discussed booking an IVF consult for June or July.

Unexplained infertility, BFP with low dose aspirin

Hi ladies,

I promised myself I would post my story if I ever got a BFP, and here it is!

My DH (31) and I (29) started TTC just over a year ago, month after month passed with no positive result. I was relaxed about it for the first 6 months, but started getting a little worried after that. I over-analysed every little symptom, convinced that there was something wrong with me. We both went for the initial fertility checks at about the 10 month mark, with everything coming back normal... which was great, but also SO frustrating... why wasn't it happening for us? At the 12 month mark, I went to see a private gynae, who wanted to do a laparoscopy to rule out endometriosis. He found one small spot of endo on my one ligament, which he removed, but told me that it really shouldn't affect fertility, and that everything else looked perfectly normal.

I recently started looking into the reproductive immunology area, as it seemed this could be the only explanation for our "unexplained infertility". I went to see a dermatologist/allergist (as my skin had been really dry and reactive for the past 6 months) to see if she could give any answers. She ended up diagnosing me with eczema, but after hearing about my fertility woes, gave me the great advice of "Relax, and it will happen"... always the best thing to hear! But she also said to try taking 75mg aspirin a day (baby aspirin) - which apparently helps with blood flow to the uterus. I was willing to try anything at this point, and it seemed pretty low risk. So I went and bought a pack off the shelf, and have been taking one pill a day along with my conception vitamin... and here I am today (10 days later) with a BFP! I tried to convince myself that the weird twinges and sore boobs were just normal PMS for the last few days, but finally gave in and took a test this morning when AF didn't arrive on schedule.

Now I'm not sure whether it was the aspirin that finally made the difference, maybe it was the lap 2.5 months ago, maybe I finally started relaxing (doubtful), or maybe it was the 10 day holiday to sunny South Africa 3 weeks ago, but I wish I had started the aspirin months ago, as it could have saved me a whole lot of worrying!

Now I'm just praying that everything goes well in the coming weeks, I'm really nervous that something will go wrong. But this is the first step, and it is such a good one.

I hope this helps anyone who might be struggling with the unexplained infertility "diagnosis", chat to your GP about trying low dose aspirin and see what happens:)

15dpo and BFP

I am so excited to get to finally put my story on here. DH and I already have a DS and have been trying for #2 for over a year and had decided to stop trying. This is our 2nd month not trying. I was appointmentlllso tired of testing early and being seeing negatives then remaining hopeful that it was to early until finally being devestated whe AF showed so i told myself I would not test until AF didn't show for at least 24 hours. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and a Misshapen and tilted uterus in 2010 and was always told that it would be more difficult for me to become pregnant.My son was a suprise to us since weren't trying and was planning our wedding. So it was very hard when baby #2 took longer to make. Anyways onto the good stuff The Symptoms! My symptoms that I have every month are: sore breast, creamy cm 3 and 4 dpo, constipation, heartburn but it usually stops around 5dpo, cramps after O and sometimes nausea.
1 and 2 DPO NOTHING
3 DPO- sleepless night, dreamt about a BFP and Heart Burn but had stuffed peppers so didn't think anything of it
4DPO- bloated, lotion like cm (not uncomment for 3 and 4 dpo), constipated, slight cramps. Heart Burn but ate chilli tonight still not thinking anything of it (heartburn was a big indicator in my 1st pregnancy). Really Sore left boob
5DPO-constipation, bloated, mild cramps sore boobs and nipples, heartburn milky CM
6DPO- This is when i started to wonder and warning TMI ahead... sore firm boobs, ewcm this morning then everything dried up for the day then at night a strand of milky ewcm came out on fingers about 2 inches long then nothing again. very thirsty today, sore clit during sexual stimulation, slight cramps after sex. Heart burn (read online that sensitive clit is an early pregnancy sign but isn't talked about much. I have never had this symptom before)
7DPO-couple of globs of milky ewcm this morning only while checking cp. boobs really sore to the touch/burning behind nipples, little nauseous this morning. later the afternoon cm dried up, got one hot flash followed by a sharp pain in my lower right side then it just ached for a while.
8DPO-woke up feeling nauseous and like I need to eat. lots of sinus drainage. horrible morning breath. CM dried up. VERY HUNGRY all day. that evening felt a sharp pinch/pulling sensation to the lower right side of my belly button an hour later I may have seen a small seed size drop of blood when I wiped but not really counting it as it was so small. increased urination, spells of shortness of breath and fatigue throughout the day. pepsi has tasted off all day, feel like I have more saliva in my mouth.
9DPO-Very Hungry, slight fatigue, lower back on the right side... loose stool turned to constipation
10DPO-12:20 am pressure to the lower right side of my belly button, very uncomfortable. pressure continues through out the day on the right side of my lower abdomin and lower back. CP is medium and VERY firm. small amount of milky tinted CM that felt like lotion or wax. seemes to get winded and tire easier today. went for a mile long walk so that could account for some of the pain this evening but feels like pulling behind belly button for about 5 minutes after I layed down for bed and uterine spasms. still lots of pressure in my lower abdomine. very sore hips and lower back. constipation has returned as well.
11DPO-cp medium and medium firm (much softer than yesterday) seem more emotional. continuation turned to diarrhea.
12DPO-lots of lower abdominal cramps. slept till 10 am and still tired. CP very high and firm. still not much cm. slightly nauseous after eating. still tired felt like i had to go lay down, no energy today. woke up from 2 hour nap still tired. that evening felt a warm rushing feeling again in my vag ( have had it before during this tww but can't remember the day and have had it a few times today). went to the bathroom and underwear was slightly wet. cm seems wet this evening but we DTD today so that could be it.
13DPO- woke up tired. slightly nauseous after drinking. back pain in right side.Head cold for part of the morning. sore boobs. night time heart burn and indigestion. slight lower abdominal cramps CM still dry
14DPO- AF is due but doesn't show... sore boobs, heart burn, slight cramps on the right side CP still higher but moves around a lot during the day cm is dried up
15DPO-pressure in lower abdomin. Super Hungry. Areolas looks HUGE. Caves and finally decided to test at 5:30 pm on a 3.5 hour hold. BFP within 30 sec on 88 cent walmart brand! Will test again in the AM to make sure.

Still in shock as I write this. Going to take another test in the am then schedule a Dr appointment on monday. This site has helped me so much through the months ttc and neg test. I knew I had to post my experience on here so that maybe I can help someone else get through their tww. Baby dust to everyone!!!

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BFP 12 dpo-pcos and endometriosis

I can't believe I'm actually posting this on here!!! I just posted a few days ago asking if I was pregnant according to my symptoms! I have pcos,insulin resistance and endometriosis. I've been ttc for 10 months. I've done 5 cycles of Femara,and used preseed this ONE time. The FIRST cycle I've used it!!! That stuff is AMAZING. So here are my symptoms:
+opk 1/21/17
BD 15,17,19-22

2dpo-severe lower back pain,headache
3dpo-severe lower back pain,mild cramps,headache
4dpo-mild cramps on left lower abdomen,tired,stuffy/runny nose,sore nipple
5dpo-mild cramps,gassy,emotional
6dpo-back pain,headache,acne on chest & forehead,runny/stuffy nose,tired,occasional mild cramps,emotional- took a test knowing it's too early BFN
7dpo-back pain,sneezing,emotional
8dpo-back pain,headache,gassy,starring
9dpo-starrrrving,back pain,mild cramps,gassy,emotional and I cried. BFN
10-back pain,mild cramps,headache,TIRED-BFN
11dpo-mild cramps,stuffy nose,sore BOOBS-BFN
12dpo-sore boobs,cramps-faint BFP that am. And that afternoon showed pregnant on a digital!

I had NO implantation bleeding and still have had no cm. I had a exploratory lap done Feb 2016 to remove cysts and some endo. Started Femara 2.5 MG in Oct 2016. Was planning to schedule a HSG next month!!!!

FINALLY after 3.5 years - NO symptoms

I cannot believe i am sitting here writing this post. I have stalked this site for years! My hubby (40) and I (35) have been trying with a little help from an RE (clomid and progesterone and HSG surgery) and every natural remedy you have ever hear of on the internet for 3.5 years and had all but given up hope that we could conceive naturally. I have severely scared tubes, endo and PCOS. So we finally booked in for IVF. Our appointment to start stims is January 31 (TOMORROW).

Well low and behold, I'm pregnant!!!!

I had no symptoms, but it was my birthday dinner last Monday and thought i should test just to be sure before i went out and consumed copious amounts of booze. It was negative, so i tossed it and went out and had a great night. I have no idea what possessed me to look at it the next morning but I did and i swore i could see a little something! Now i have seen enough stark white negative pregnancy tests in my life and could not let myself believe it was something to get excited about but there was definitely something there. So I decided to test again and the line started to get darker and darker each day. And finally confirmed on a digital on Friday! I am pregnant!!!! Can you believe the month before we are to start IVF we finally did it!??

Things we did differently:
i quite smoking again January 3
started taking fermented greens super food, clorella and wheat grass in a morning smoothie
started running again
took muzinex (sp??) around ovulation I only took 3 pills a day-ish before actual ovulation. Had them and decided why not. My naturopath thinks this is what did it.
took progesterone hoohaa pills from ovulation to date.
Hubby - took MACA and a really good multi

Symptoms:
NOTHING!
totally dry
little twinges and bubbles (just started now)
some very mild cramping
sore boobs (thought it was just the progesterone)

I know it is very very early but I have decided to let myself be excited and to embrace the positive tests and tell the world! Even if the pregnancy isn't viable, we got pregnant! we actually got pregnant! That, in my opinion, is something to celebrate!

PRAYING for a sticky bean and clear tubes!!!!

Severe Endometriosis

This board kept me going when I was struggling so I want to share my story to give others hope that they might yet get there happy ending.

I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis in January 2013 after years of bladder, bowel and period issues. Turns out my i had large endometriomas in my left ovary, which in turn was stuck to my bowel and there were lesions of endometriosis just about everywhere else. The doctor told me if I wanted children I needed to start trying immediately. I was booked in at a specialist centre to have the endometriosis removed but before I got called up to have the operation, and after only four months of actively trying, I was pregnant. I had my first little boy in April 2014. At Christmas 2014 we started trying again, four months later we conceived again. Sadly we lost that baby at 10 weeks. I was desperate to become pregnant again and with every month that passed I get more despondent - particularly when I passed the usual four month mark and it hasn't happened. I was worried my son would never have a sibling. After the miscarriage my endometriosis pain was far worse and spread to my right side. I was on the endo diet, temping, using OPKs and in desperation started acupuncture after Christmas. I was booked in for the operation to separate my adhesions and remove the endometriosis for April 2016. By March after 9 months of trying I had given up hope and, for the first time, did not really "try" - I was stopped temping and using OPKs. Perhaps all the stress of trying to conceive had taken its toll, perhaps the acupuncture worked I don't know but one week before I was due to go in for my operation I got my BFP. This time it all worked out and I had my second little boy at the end of November. I hope my story gives someone hope as after my miscarriage I spent a lot of time looking for success stories, looking for hope.

Pregnant after 11 years ttc!

I am so excited to be finally sharing my storing on here!
I have a daughter who's 12 and I began ttc when she was almost a year old.
After 5 years of trying with no success I saw a fertility dr. We did clomid & trigger shit without success and the did laparoscopy which I was diagnosed with endometriosis between stages II-III (mild-moderate).
We went on trying another 3 years (totalling 8) when I got a bfp. I soon learned through beta hcg test & ultra sound that I was experiencing a blighted ovum. I was beyond upset. I had of course thought that we were finally pregnant when I got the positive test and it took me a few weeks to accept that our time really came. Then to have everything crumble..
We gave up trying for almost 2 years following the blighted ovum & then bam-
I got pregnant unexpectedly in July a month shy of 2 years following the blighted ovum.
This time I would go on believing everything is great for 8 weeks when I would then learn the baby's heart rate wasn't high enough (80/88 bpm) and we were warned we were miscarrying. I decided to let nature take it course. Big mistake. I carried our baby after it had passed; for another 4 weeks... and it was something I'll never forget and I wound up in the trauma unit for 17 hours in active "labor/miscarrying"...
we decided we would be happy with our family the way it is and give up all expectations or want for another child.
I went through SEVERE depression for 9-10 months following the misscarriage.
Our sex life decreased dramatically to only 0-1x per month and in the very same month I lost our baby last year- my period was late... I was apprehensive to test, knowing I had only had sex once that month and my boobs we're already sore at that time which always meant I had already ovulated (progesterone surge)... on cycle day 32 i gave in.... AND GOT A BFP, hubby was super excited and I felt upset he was so quick to get excited and I wouldn't let myself except that this was real until I at least confirmed baby was healthy including heart rate etc.. I am now 17 weeks & everything has been amazing. I have had some weird pains especially in the beginning of this pregnancy did to inflammation and scar tissue but bee propolis always helps wonders for that! I also made sure to take bee propolis following my misscarriage along with a Whole Foods multi vitamin and I will always think the bee propolis along with having the essentials my Body needs; from the multi vitamin- helped me conceive this healthy baby!! Bee propolis is literally the best rememdy I have found for fertility and pain both...
I hope my story gives inspiration to women who feel there time will never come!!!
Keep on keeping on, it's no joke when people say "it'll happen when u least expect it!"

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no symptoms

I just wanted to say to all who are in the horrible two week wait and are symptom checking, I had no symptoms. I just knew i was out this cycle. I have a 25-28 day cycle, type 1 diabetes, had an ectopic pregnancy exactly a year ago, 35 year old. Prior to my ectopic last year (which took 9 months to conceive) the one thing i did that time and then again this time was not get up afterwards and go to the bathroom. We did the deed at bedtime and i would just wait until morning. All the months where i hopped up and went to the bathroom, i didn't get pregnant. Not that everyone needs to do this obviously but for me it worked. My symptoms were none. I have no sore breasts, just some cramping today. I am super early however, I am only on day 23. I predict I ovulated on cycle day 11 or 12. I used clue blue easy ovulation tests and I always have horrible cramping during ovulation. I am a test addict and have been testing everyday. So hoping this one sticks and in the right place :) baby dust to all!

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