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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.

BFF With Endometriosis (5th Cycle)

I have read so many posts on this website whilst trying to conceive... I can hardly believe that I'm writing this! :-)

I have been trying to conceive with 4 cycles not being pregnant. This was to be my 5th, and found out yesterday that I seem to be pregnant! (Can't quite believe it yet)

I have endometriosis (stage 1), and had laparoscopy surgery & treatment with helica therma coagulator 8 months ago. After my surgery - I had more pain than ever & the most painful cycles I've ever had in my life. I felt that the treatment had failed and was distraught - thinking I was becoming infertile. I was extremely despondent and anxious.

I changed my diet completely about 3 months ago...I restricted my caffeine, wheat & dairy intake. I also started taking Seven Seas 'trying to conceive' vitamins along with an omega 3 capsule. My energy levels were better & I felt more hopeful but with every cycle it made me feel like I'd never conceive.

Last month, something hit home and changed my whole attitude to conception...helping me to relax about the whole thing... It's difficult to explain, but I'll try to explain, just in case somebody reading this, experiencing the anxiety I experienced is helped.... I realised that our bodies aren't made to always fall pregnant at every cycle. It's a difficult journey for the sperm - and for good reason. So that we can enjoy sex and not always fall pregnant. God made it a little difficult and for good reason.

I realised then that it would be far better to just let nature take its course the way God designed reproduction. To see sex as something we do to enhance our marriage, not be scared or fearful of infertility when not falling pregnant. It just might not be 'meant to be' that month...and it's perfectly normal biologically. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't...that's just the way it is. (I'm talking about healthy couples...not people with known medical conditions who need treatment).

This way of thinking was extremely 'freeing' for me.

I also determined to appreciate all that I DO have, because longing for a baby can make you feel very discontented, which really isn't good for your well-being.

So, I relaxed, and prayed that Gods will be done and accepted that it might not be his will for me to fall pregnant right now.

We have made love every second day through the month apart from once or twice. I didn't check the calendar at any point to see when I was ovulating, I noted nothing, I put it to the back of my head and told myself it might be another year yet, so not to fuss about it. The less I focused on it - the more I could relax, and the less pressured the sex was.

I have a 31-34 day cycle which is due around about now - and I've had some pain which seems like my usual endometriosis pain in the run up to it, so I thought, 'ok, this is sad, another month, but it is what it is' ..... I had a spare pregnancy test in the bathroom and decided to take it to confirm no pregnancy.

I used it, watched it for a minute...no line...so I left it.

Forgot about it.

10 Mins later I walked past it and picked it up....I see a faint faint faint line....I couldn't believe it!!!!! I was hesitant to jump to conclusions but knew that no other tests had shown any line at all.

My husband purchased a first response test pack last night and I took one this morning. What do you know...a clearer line!

(I've attached a photo of both)

So I guess I'm pregnant! :-)

I'm very happy, but too scared to accept it fully yet - just in case...early days!

Weird thing is - I do not feel pregnant. I feel no different. Apart from feeling extremely emotional 5 days ago - nothing out of the ordinary. No tiredness, no sore breasts, nothing! I guess that's all to come...still very early days.

My advice to anybody in my position is to do all you can to mentally relax...tell yourself that it might still be a year, keep telling yourself that...and try to have 'pressure-less' intercourse every second day for your cycle. Try not to note your ovulation (it only makes you worry if you should have done it this day or that day/time). Just relax and try to accept that whatever will be will be. Also, try to appreciate all that you do have!

Hoping this pregnancy continues & wishing you all the same positive experience.

God bless you all :)

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WE GOT IT!!! BFP!

Hello Ladies,
I came here nearly everyday for so long and was so grateful for the women who shared. We recieved our BFP on April 28th, but I waited until it was confirmed with a blood test before posting here. When I saw the lines, I didn't believe it and tested again to be sure, then I cried and thanked God. Oh, and told the hubby!
Our story: Hubby is fine, he started out with lower morphology but we were able to turn that around with the fertility life vitamin, no alcohol, and he stopped training for his triathlon. I, have PCOS, Endometriosis, recently had 5 polyps removed, and was anovulatory. Also have a tilted cervix. Before this round I lost 20 lbs. We did two separate 5day clomid doses (stair stepping) followed by a trigger shot and IUI. (two beautiful follies)
1-5 dpo: Nothing special and what symptoms I did have were clomid and trigger shot related. (swollen ovaries)
6-8 dpo: Slight breast tenderness, mild/occasional cramps, and tmi mild diarrhea
9-12 dpo: Extreme fatigue (going to sleep at 7 after having fallen aslepp in the middle of the afternoon), breast tenderness more severe, and mild cramping
13 dpo: Thick creamy cm with a pick tint, breasts, fatigue, and cramping still
14 dpo: Woke Up dizzy, other symptoms continued.
BFP!
Sticky dust to all of you.
I hope you get your BFP soon!

Just Got My BFP For Baby #2 After IF Issues For 9yrs!!!

You read that right!

Took us 4yrs and 8months to conceive DS naturally after surgeries (laparoscopy), clomid and IUI's failed and I just got my BFP this morning for baby number 2!!! I'm cd32 and 4 days late. I had a suspicion I was pg when I felt NO AF SYMPTOMS this month!

Look at this beauty!!!

Symptoms for those who are stalkers like me :)

O around Cd 14-15
11dpo - started to notice my CM drying up considerably unlike the normal watery/EWCM I get when AF is on her way
14dpo - notice a heavy feeling in my cervix but figure its just AF about to make its way
16dpo - nausea has hit and reflux; cervix check it is LOW and hard (feels like tip of my nose)
17dpo - BFP with morning test and now the BOOBIES HURT!

My LACK of symptoms is the giveaway just like when I fell pg with our son. I didn't have the normal back pains or twinges, my CM was gone. What I DIDN'T have this time was implantation spotting. I had one TINY light brown speck when I was cd26 w/ my son but not this time around. Also I had no nausea with him..this one may be different.

OMG..I still cannot believe I am writing this!!! This is proof ladies that miracles can and do happen. I am 38yrs old and we have been TTC #2 for 1 yr...wow..just wow. God is SO GOOD. Now I have to figure out a way to spring the news on DH tonight !!!

** Update *** I'm now 6wks and I have heartburn and lots of creamy CM that started around 5wks.

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Wow! Am I Really Posting Here Finally?

Didn't think dh and I could concieve, we have an almost six year old and I have had endo and my left ovary and tube removed. We have used the pull out method for a couple years, never had an issue. Then this last month we thought, ahhhh what the heck? If we are meant to have one we will. Then bam! Here we are! I go to the doctor Monday. The power of prayer!!

1 - 4 dpo... Sore boobies (progest.)
5 dpo.... Little tinges around my pelvic area.
6 and 7 dpo... Watery white cm. Started feeling a little sicky and VERY bloated and gas pains.
8 dpo.... Same as above.
9 dpo.... Yellow tinged cm in panties, but super thick.
10 dpo... Boobies still sore, little tinges still, still feeling sickly... tested... faint positive! (Rexall test from dollar store).
11 dpo.... Tested again with First Response with first morning pee, darker positive!
12 dpo.... Tested with clear blue digital.... pregnant!
I keep testing like I am afraid it is going to go away. Praying God blesses us that want our babies healthy and wants to be pregnant so badly.

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BFP With Endometriosis and Blocked Tube

My DH and I have been TTC for over 2 years with no luck. So we booked an appt with a fertility specialist to seek some help. Turns out I have endometriosis on both sides of my ovaries, and one blocked fallopian tube (right side). I was pretty depressed after the HSG that diagnosed the blocked tube, and we made the decision to schedule an IUI and start taking Clomid after my next period...

HSG Feb 22
Ovulation Feb 28
Baby Dance Feb 28 and Mar 2
Cramping Mar 10 left side
Mar 12 - now, breast tender
Mar 14, I noticed I was warm (usually I'm cold All the Time)

Well, the "next period" never came! I tested this morning and it was a BFP! I hope it sticks!!!
I don't have the words to explain how happy I am!!! :)
Baby dust to all of you going through your TWW.

1st IUI, Stage 4 Endo, So Thankful!

Hi all! I have been finding hope and inspiration here for 7 months now and finally got a BFP this morning. Background: I'm 35 and husband is 34, Stage 4 endometriosis with surgery 5 years ago, horribly painful & debilitating cycles since going off the pill 8 months ago. Very sad for the past few months. 3 cycles with Clomid, and now this first cycle with Injectibles and IUI worked! I'm still in shock. I was pretty stressed and terribly sick at the beginning of the cycle!

CD 1-5: stomach bug from recent trip to Guatemala (the "last hurrah" before IUI), literally can't eat for 4 days, terrible nausea/diarrhea. I was honestly panicking, thinking, how am I going to start this IUI cycle so sick! I actually ended up taking Cipro days 4-6 because I was so desperate. My RE okay'ed it.

CD 3-6: 150 Gonal-F pen

CD 7: ultrasound: 3 follicles, trigger shot at midnight tonight. I was shocked! I thought I had another week before the trigger/IUI. Hubby: 17 million washed (which was way more than his SA, which was 5 million!)

CD 9: IUI - went fine. I took the day off and just lay down, relaxed.

AFter IUI: some creamy CM, VERY painful bosoms the whole TWW. On dpIUI 11, I had significant brown spotting at night and was convinced AF was coming. VERY sad, cried to husband, couldn't sleep, numb all next day because I really thought this was it. Prayed all night. A bit of spotting for next 2 days, but nothing else. Then I started getting excited and today (day 13) I got a BFP with Clearblue digital!

What I did: prenatal, cod liver oil, ate pineapple (?), drank lots of water, whey protein shakes, joined the Y and swam to relax. I really tried to distract myself with good books!

My husband started taking Zinc (just a lozenge daily) in addition to his vitamin and I REALLY think it helped due to the crazy jump in his levels.

Take heart - stay strong, take care of yourselves - try meditating and relaxation breathing which really helped me - check out Alice Domar's books. It's funny - my best friend called me the evening of the IUI and was like "I just got this strong feeling that you are pregnant" which was crazy because I hadn't told her about the timing of anything! It will happen, I promise.

BFP After Ashermans

I have been reading stories on this website for the last few months and am so excited to get to share my story, which I was afraid would never happen. I had a missed m/c last June, followed by 2 D&Cs, the last of which resulted in a perforated uterus and major abdominal infection. This then caused scar tissue to form in my uterus (Ashermans), which would prevent me from ever getting pregnant or carrying a baby to full term. Luckily, since I listened to my body, I pushed to be seen and went to a specialist who surgically removed the scar tissue. In February, I had a procedure to make sure the scar tissue had not returned and was given the green light to TTC. I still had a few things against me: endometriosis and a thin lining. But, the doctor was hopeful that my long cycles (usually 36-40 days) would allow for some extra time for the lining to thicken. Frustratingly, I thought this cycle was going to be anovulatory. I had the Noro virus right around my usual ovulation time, and my temps didn't shift. Luckily, DH and I continued to BD and it appears (according to my temp shift) that I finally ovulated on day 32. I started testing early with some very sensitive tests, as we were visiting friends and going to a concert and I wanted to know whether or not I could have a drink. Of course, before the concert and during the weekend I got negative tests. Then on Sunday night, at 12dpo, I just had a feeling and decided to test again at 6:30pm after a 3 hour hold with a FRER and got my BFP!!

My symptoms started a few days after ovulation, but became more noticeable starting at 8dpo and included:
-tender, "full feeling" breasts: mild at first, more tender starting at 10dpo
-cramping: mild at first, becoming stronger "pulling" sensations that I remember from when I was pregnant the first time. I had one night of strong cramping at 8dpo, which woke me up and were strong enough that I took tylenol
-food cravings: I have been craving meat like never before! I have wanted a hamburger and steak every day since 5dpo!
-mild nausea and aversion to sweet foods: I noticed it a bit starting at 9dpo, but thought it was from being overly tired and getting over a recent cold. Then, all day on 12dpo, it was much stronger and definitely reminded me of the nausea/food aversions I had during my last pregnancy.
-trouble sleeping: I usually get up to go to the bathroom once during the night, but I started having to get up 3x/night at 8dpo! And, I was having trouble getting comfortable and getting to sleep.
-fatigue: starting just a few days after ovulation, but I later attributed it to my trouble sleeping.
-easily startled: I know this sounds strange, but it's exactly what I had during my last pregnancy, where I find that the slightest things startle me, giving me a feeling that my heart has "jumped into my throat."

For me, the type of cramping I was having, the food cravings, and being easily startled were my big clues that made me think this was my month! Of course, now that the initial excitement/shock has subsided a bit, both DH and I are feeling nervous and fearful that this little bean won't stick. I took another test this morning, which was stronger than last night. Hopefully this is the beginning of a healthy pregnancy...at least we know now that we can get pregnant again!

Thank you for all of your posted stories, which helped me stay hopeful :)

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BFP Finally!!!!

I'm excited I get to share my story after waiting so long for a BFP! My boyfriend and I have been trying for over a year with no success. I do have endometriosis, which I was diagnosed with 3 years ago and I knew it may be difficult to conceive. I had no idea it would take such a toll on me as it did. I had to have another surgery in December 2012 and my doc stated he was able to get all of the endometriosis out. I was thrilled and finally thought.. Here's our chance! Well a few months prior to having surgery he also found out I had low progesterone. I had so many things working against me, I thought this is never going to happen for us. Well my doc put me on progesterone cream and it must have helped :) I didn't have too many symptoms before my BFP but this is what I remember...

1-7 DPO- sore nipples, tired
8-12 DPO- moody, thought for sure AF was coming, cramps off and on, and sore bbs (which I never get before AF)
13 DPO- tummy started feeling icky
14 DPO- tummy still not feeling great, bbs still sore,but refusing to believe I'm prego
15 DPO- AF a no show. Thought I better test! BFP finally!!! I was so excited I started crying. My bf and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Pregnant Again After MMC Last Year With Endometriosis

I am pregnant again at exactly the same time as I feel pregnant last year (O day was only 2 days later this time!) but last year I had a mmc in March. One of the reasons I'm posting here again is to reassure those women out there who were wondering (like I was) if the same woman can experience different symptoms in different pregnancies - yes, because I did! I didn't think I was going to get pregnant this month (even though I was hoping, of course, but trying very hard to leave it all in God's hands and trust in His timing!), so I don't have the exact days of each symptom because I wasn't recording, but I'll list the ones below that were the same as last time and those that were different, and I'll put in any days that I can remember. I have endometriosis and I'm 33. Finally, since my mmc, my pre-AF symptoms have been different than they used to be. So for a while I wasn't sure what was normal anymore. It took me 9 cycles to get pregnant first time and either 8 or 9 this time. (I don't think I O'd for the first couple of months after mmc so then began using OPKs in July to make sure I was - I was then but not certain if I did in June or not, and I O'd twice in Jan just because of the length of my cycle. Just in case anyone is counting! ;)).
Last time I had massive boobs and they were REALLY sore. This time I have massive boobs, but although they are fairly sore, it's nothing like as bad as last time. I'm not particularly tired or hungry, which I seem to recall I was from last time, but perhaps that was later on in the pregnancy (lost baby at 8wks but didn't find out til 10.5wk scan). Last time I noticed that my skin was much better in the TTW, usually I would get spots before AF. Same this time, and also my nails are stronger, like last time. Also I didn't go off coffee this time the way I did before; the taste is not very pleasant to me this time but last time it was almost immediate and one of the biggest indicators (along with the boobs!)
Things that were different:
Dizziness - 3 spells of which one was a couple of days after O and was so bad I had to lie down for a couple of hours (I was at a dance event where I'd been doing a lot of spinning around so I'm sure that didn't help ;) ), headaches, bloating, constipation (last time I had no problem in this respect at all, if anything I was more regular!!), mouth ulcers, thrush (twice - I haven't had it for years and years), dreaming that I had a baby two nights in a row, and I was generally not anxious (typically I feel anxious for no good reason in the days leading up to AF).
I didn't get my BFP this time until 2 days after I missed my period, I had a super faint one the day after I missed it, but I think the reason for not getting a BFP sooner was 1. using expired tests (they only expired in Jan so I didn't think it would matter, but obviously it did..) and 2. not testing with morning pee, I was using my late afternoon (very diluted) pee.

BFP After 9 Months

I am still in shock!! A little background info: I am 29 and DH is 32. I had been on the pill since I was 17. I went off of it right before we got married 2010 and then had extremely painful and heavy periods. I made a big deal about it with my OBGYN and she sent me for testing. It turned out I had an abnormal cyst on my left ovary which she wanted to remove. So, after surgery and successful removal of the cyst I was diagnosed with endometreosis. During the surgery the doc said he "cleaned it up" as best he could.

After this the doctor advised me to either try to get pregnant or go back on the pill. Since we had just gotten married, we wanted to wait so I went back on the pill for another year. Then, I stopped taking the pill in June of 2012. I waited and waited and my period never came. Two months later I called the OBGYN. She sent me to a fertility specialist because of my history and they did the whole work up. All the tests came back good and hubby has "super sperm". So, they induced my period (had to do this 2x) and we started clomid in December. The doc monitored my cycles with blood work 2x a month and ultra sound. And finally, after the second round of clomid I have a BFP!!! We are so excited!!

So since I was obsessed with reading everyone else's day by day symptoms, here are mine:

I believe I ovulated on cycle day 19 (doc and fertility friend agree). Positive OPK on CD 18, 19, and 20. BD on cycle day 18, 19, 20. I have had creamy/watery cm since ovulation.

1-2 DPO - Sore nips and cramps (normal for me)
3-4 DPO - Slightly sore nipples (usually don't last this long) and I noted I had tons of energy and just felt really good.
5-7 DPO - nothing to speak of.
8-9 DPO - CRAMPS and bloated! I thought AF was on her way. DPO 9 I woke up at about 4 am with cramps.
10 DPO - Outer breasts became sore and felt briefly nauseous in the evening. Also, I didn't keep track of the specific day (but around day 10) because I didn't think it was related but now I do, I started waking up in the middle of the night with dry mouth. I drink water and I am still thristy. This is still going on! Also, my hair is so dry! I use all the good stuff in my hair and lately it is cracking and splitting and nothing I do seems to help - this is not normal! It is driving me crazy and I am hoping this ends soon. I have read that other people have also experienced this. Oh, and my skin is extremely dry also. I am drinking a lot more water.
11 DPO - Cramps, sore boobs (not usual for me before AF) My luteal phase was 10 days last month so I was convinced AF was going to show up any minute.
12-13 DPO - Nothing, all symptoms gone, boobs a bit sore but I thought it was in my head.
14 DPO - Cramps, bloated, and emotional! Convinced my period was coming, I flipped out during a tv show when one the characters had her baby. Started crying and went to bed at 7:30. DH thought I was losing it!
15 DPO - Slight cramps, but more like pressure.
16 DPO - Couldn't wait anymore and tested. Very clear BFP! I go to the doctor Monday morning to confirm. I didn't want to test early because I was so sick of being let down and wasting money on pregnancy tests.

I have to say that I prayed every morning for God to help me except his timing and for him to help me cope and stay strong! He works miracles and I am very blessed! I will pray for all of you waiting for your BFP. Thanks for reading my book and baby dust to you :-)

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