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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.

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP after trying for years. First IUI with low sperm

Ladies, I have stalked this site so much over the last few years of ttc. And I'm so happy to be able to share my BFP story FINALLY!!

We all have our own stories and what worked for me won't necessarily work for anyone else so I'm so here is just a quick summary of how we got BFP. We were on our first iui cycle with natural ovulation. Docs confirmed ovulation started cd 13 so took ovidrel trigger shot. Had iui cd14 and 15. Hubby had low levels. Cd14 was 6 million and cd15 was 4 million however doc said although levels low his sperm was grade a (4). From 8pm on cd 15 I started taking prometrium and will continue to 12 weeks.

Here are my symptoms

1-6 dpo: nothing

6 dpo: had a weird dizzy episode while at work, i turned my head to talk to a colleague and it was like my eyes took a minute to catch up. Also had a weird implantation dream. Woke up twice in the night and was awake early in the morning and I am not a morning person.

7 dpo: didn't sleep through night again. Felt tired

8dpo: dizzy again and tired

9dpo: really tired awake in night again

10- 13dpo: period like cramps felt just like AF was on way. Feeling down

13dpo: blood test revealed BFP. In total shock!!

I'm now 4 week pregnant and still have on and off cramps had another blood test today and levels are progressing well. Cramps now feel a little less like the pulling cramps of AF and more like zappy cramps. Still having a few dizzy episodes but no sickness and bobs don't really hurt at all. Don't seem to sleep through the night now and waking up before my alarm but also feeling very tired during day. I even went home at lunch one day and had a nap on lunch break.

Thanks for letting me share ladies. I know everyone says it but just try relax and think positive and know it will happen when it's supposed to.

Good luck to all those ttc!! Finger crossed for a h&h 9 months!! :-)

BFP naturally after 5 years TTC and laparoscopy

Hello all. I really never thought i will get to post my story but I want to give you hope! If it happened with me, it will happen to you.

I am turning 40 in two weeks, have a 10 year old son and was diagnosed with unexplained infertility 5 years ago. Back then we even did 2 rounds of IUI and I took Clomid for 3 months. I absolutely hated the process and what the drugs did to my body. We also traveled a lot of work and eventually moved abroad so I decided that I will no longer continue wit the treatments and will just hope and pray for the best. Fast forward two years, we are back in the States and I decide to go to a doctor once again for another comprehensive evaluation. I was fortunate to meet someone thoughtful and experienced who immediately recommended a lap surgery for potential endo. In his opinion, if there is nothing else that they can find, the next logical step is to see if endometriosis might be the culprit. And it was. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 endo, an ovarian cyst and a tubal cyst as well as uterine adhesions. The surgery took place in January, and here I am in March starting at two red lines. I did not even think that it was possible this month as we did not bd on the Peak days according to my CB fertility monitor, just on the High day. I already took 7 tests and they are all positive. Going in for a blood work this morning.

For those ladies who were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, do not loose hope. It is a very frustrating diagnosis and unfortunately many doctors push you towards expensive fertility treatments. If you are unexplained, insist on doing Laparoscopy before reverting to any additional treatments. It helped countless other women and it certainly helped me.

BFP cycle 4 with our first!

Hey! I'm 24, first child, TTC for 4 months! Knowing my diagnoses, I am surprised to be posting at all! I have stage IV endometriosis and PCOS, went through a laparoscopy when I was 20 and a hormonal treatment of Zoladex for 4 months. I was on birth control for 4 years, went off it when I was 21. My doctor advised me not to wait too long to plan our kids. She predicted that it would possibly take another laparoscopy and hormonal treatment before we get a BFP, and we decided that if after a year of TTC there wouldn't be a positive test, we'd go through these procedures.

We began officially trying December 1, 2015. Doctor prescribed me to use folic acid for three months before TTC as to get ready, but I was very bad at remembering to take it. Same happened during TTC. Overall, I was just trying to live a healthy lifestyle amidst full time working and finishing my Master's degree, and keeping my expectations low, knowing the difficulty many women experience conceiving a child when having endo. I asked my doctor about the need to track O with tests, but she said to wait 6 months of TTC by regular BD during the middle of my cycle and told me not to worry, and just track my periods with an app and look for symptoms of O naturally.

My cycles vary a lot, I've had 24 days to 34 days, the median being 27. Now, about our lucky month:

February 28 - March 4: AF
CD 7-8: spotting after AF
CD 9: BD
CD 11: BD
CD 13: BD
CD 15: supposedly had ovulation, as I had cramps. But not sure. BD
CD 16: felt a bit nauseated, my stomach was quite upset. Suddeny it's difficult to zip up my boots. My legs are swollen. Strange.
CD 17: felt as if I had just ran a marathon. Tried to nap during work, was unable to keep my eyes open, although I slept more than my usual 7 hours. Upset stomach and nauseated feeling in the evening. Usually go number 2 once a day, now I'm going 2 - 3 times. Getting annoyingly gassy. I'm happy my colleague is out of town and I can vent the room often (sorry!). Legs still swollen, and are still swollen now after a BFP!
CD 18: I'm feeling beyond exhausted. Absolutely unable to work, although slept 9 hours straight. Have a difficulty just going up the stairs, have to take a break. I'm getting worried, maybe I have a flu or I'm sick? Still gassy and strange digestion.
CD 19: things are getting worse every day. Can't sleep on my tummy anymore, because my breasts suddenly are tender and hurt. I have cramps, as if AF is coming early, but this is WAY too early. And the pain is strange, it doesn't last, it's like a quick, sharp pain, followed by a warm/fluttery feeling in the tummy. BD'd, but then I just fell asleep instantly. Extremely, unbelievably tired. Feeling sensitive, cried because I saw an old man play a trombone in the park. Still gassy and strange digestion.
CD 20-25: Gassy, tender breasts, sudden, sharp cramps, light-headedness.
CD 26: getting annoyed with what I thought to be PMS symptoms, decided to test one day before AF was supposed to come. Absolutely shocked by two positive tests with strong lines! Yay!

I absolutely don't feel pregnant yet, but we're very happy! Hopefully the bean sticks!

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Bfp 11 dpo

Hello! I've been lurking this site for 5 months now hoping to post my own! We just received our BFP for our second child today! I O'd on CD 18 of a 26 day cycle (confirmed by temps and OPKs), so I thought I was out.

The two biggest symptoms for me were 1. Gas...so much gas! From 1DPO-BFP and 2. Breast not as sensitive as they usually are during PMS. I had a huge temp tip below cover line on 10 DPO.

Cervix stayed high, firm and closed after O. CM was mainly dry. Aside from gas and heightened sense of smell, 1-8 DPO was pretty uneventful.

8 DPO-11 DPO: dizziness, hot flashes, nausea, lower back ache and leg ache.

BFP @ 13dpo w/lupus, endometrosis, and unexplained 2ndary infertility-cycle 28

Hello Everyone. I Have been reading these posts since 2005 and they have helped me get through so many dark days. This story may be long. It was 2 years in the making.

In Nov 2014 I married my high school sweetheart. We have 5 children together. I stopped using the rhythm method immediately afterwards and thought if God wants me to have another baby, I will fall preg on my own. In July of 2015 I had a 5 week miscarriage. It broke my heart. I began to want another baby that summer and began ttcing. Fast forward to Jan 2016. I got another bfp that turned out to be a chemical because AF showed right at 13dpo.

Cd1 was Jan 9th. After 4 cycles of unprescribed clomid (oops) I began trying something more natural to conceive. I took black cohosh, evening primrose oil, vitex 500mg, prenatals, b6, and baby aspirin. The vitex made me O early. I usually O after cd 16. This month I O'd on cd11! After O I stopped taking evening primrose oil and black cohosh. I started noticing weird symptoms right away.

Jan 9-cd 1 AF
Jan 19-cd 10 Pos OPK-cp high wet and open-cm watery no ewcm-used preseed BD
Jan 20-cd 11 serious O cramps from the left side, cp still high soft open BD
jan 21-cd 12-1dpo noticed continued o pain
jan 22-cd 13-2dpo same as yest
Jan 23-cd 14-3dpo same
jan 24-cd 15-4dpo same
jan 25-cd 16-5dpo breast hurting, hi cp, thicker cm and more than usual
jan 26-cd 17-6dpo same
jan 27-cd 18-7dpo noticed darker veins on breasts and white glue like cm
jan 28-cd 19-8dpo bfn had a huge fight with DH, very emotional. Dont think this is my month
jan 29-cd 20-9dpo no test today, vivid dreams, very wet during bd?, slept 12 hours, emotional, bloated more clumpy cm
jan 30-cd 21-10dpo bfn same as yesterday but me and dh noticed a weird smell to my cm. Like I smell the hormones in it.
Jan 31-cd 22-11dpo bfn feeling very sad about prev losses. Gave up hope. Had a spiritual experience. After dreaming I was preg and died from the crossfire in a drive by shooting, I woke up and went to check on my children. While checking to make sure the front door was locked, I felt a hand grab mines. A long skinny adult hand that was cool to the touch. I ran to turn on the light and nobody was in the room with me. I was the only person awake in my home...
Feb 1-cd 23-12dpo-bfn (possibly a squinter) on frer. began to get AF cramps, temp dropped, backache, headache,cried myself to sleep.
Feb 2-cd 24-13dpo-woke to tons of drool on my pillow(did when I was preg). Im bloated, tired, crampy, back aching, and tearful. My breast are swollen and so is my belly. I can barely button my jeans. I was convinced that AF will be here today. After scouring the internet for bfp stories after 12dpo, I got the courage to take the last frer in the box. BFP!!!!!! Glory to my Heavenly Father who answered my prayers! I am due 10/12/2016 and I'm praying for a full term pregnancy and healthy baby! Baby #6! Bring it on!

BFP after 5 ys with Endo, blocked tubes and IVF

I am beyond happy to be finally able to share my success story and hope to all of you.
We had been trying for about 5 ys (started at 29) after the first year we started to see doctors as nothjng was happening, but no concludent results. He was onced diagnosed with a minor...slowness in his sperm, but took treatment and it improved. I had a sinosalpyngogram to check my tubes, came out perfect. Hormone tests, perfect. We went to a fertility specialist who had me monitored, put me on Clomid and triggered ovulation. Nothing,
By that time we started having troubles in our marriage (not connected with the infertility, but I suppose the whole mechanical baby making and rush didn't help much). This was year 2 of trying I think. After a very rough patch we got therapy, started working really hard on ourselves, both individually and as a couple, and I'm beyond grateful to say we made it. Needless to say, we did not prevent during this time and I kept hping that maybe...but no.
After about 4 years someone recommended a good embryologist who had us run some genetic tests and sent us to a new OB Gyn. This was my 4th or 5th doctor since we had started trying. The genetic tests came out well, but I had really low ovarian reserve (AMH 0.6). But the doctor was hopeful, she said as long as it's not 0 we can aways have a baby. We made a plan. The first thing she noticed was that I had a cyst on my left ovary, it had been there for years and had not evolved. All previous doctors had expressed a concern that it might be endometrial but stopped there. This doc put me under operatioin (histeroscopy) to check what was inside my uterus.
The results were bad. There was tissue floating everywhere inside, and my tubes were blocked with endometrial tissue. This lets liquid through (hence the ok sono test) but not the egg (hence, no pregnancy). We were relieved to finally understand the reason. It's worth mentioning that I never had the excruciating pain linked to endo, though I had often asked myself (had felt!) that maybe I have it.
We started preparing for IVF, our only option.
A few months before, listenjng to my body signals, I had started a very restrictive diet, after having read the book Inconceivable. I quit sugar, meat, dairy and gluten. (Kept alcohol though, because sanity). Later I found out this is the endo diet. It took about 4 months to see some results in improved digestion. I also started accupuncture.
I had some new cysts, got on birth control, they went away..only after 4 months were we able to do the IVF.
By that time I was exhausted, but made a pledge to stay positive throughout the treatment, as I had read it's invasive and takes its toll on body and mind.
I had 5 follicules(very low by normal standards) even after stimulation. I was also concerned what stimulation will do to the endo , since estrogen exacerbates endo. BUT. I took stimulation very well. Had little if any symptoms. At the retrieval they only found 3 eģgs, 2 of the follicles were cysts. My doc did the impossible and fished one out from behind my endo cyst. 2 of the eggs got fertilized ok, 1 made it to blastocyst. We were thrilled.
After the transfer here's what I did:
1. Lots of meditation started even before. Daily or even twice daily. No visualization, just emptying the mind and relieving stress.
2. Took 4 days off and stayed in bed.
3. Ate all those healthy stuff they recommend on youtube videos : pineapple, warm foods etc. No sugar. (I had cut out alcohol beginning of stimulation)
4. Continued accu (day 3 post transfer and onwards).
5. And most important : had FAITH and listened to my body.
My doctor also gave me a cocktail of medication to make the embryo stick : antispastic meds, aspirin, magnesium and progesterone. I did not take any prenatal vitamins but ate as healthy as I could.

All these years stalking the TTC boards, I had all the possible pregnancy symptoms ever. So I did not believe anymore..and had very little symptoms when I actually GOT pregnant. Sore breasts - not more than in PMS. Sleepyness - but I was lying in bed and resting all the time! Nausea - none!
I hsd days when I felt pregnant and days when I felt nothing.
I tried to believe that if this little speck of light inside me wants to stay, it will. If not, it will be okay.
I really believe that it was this combination of Faith and Letting Go that made the difference.

Finally! After 8 months...

Yesterday morning as I got ready I was flipping through the most recent BFP stories (when will it be MY turn, right?) one caught my eye that said "I got four positive OPKS on day period was due and later got BFP". So of course, I have 60000 OPKs, so I tried it-- hey, AF wasn't here yet so why not? Well I'll be...

I got four positive opks on CD 30. Weird. Shouldn't I FEEL pregnant if I was, though?

After much encouragement from my husband, we bought a test and I was so sure it would be negative (like usual) that I refused to pee. When I finally couldn't hold it anymore I gave up a sample and my husband watched the test. Positive in about 3 seconds.

I have endometriosis, I am 30, and had a hystersalpingogram scheduled for next week and a sperm analysis for my husband. We've been actively trying for 8 months and off BC for 15 months. I had given up. I was internally angry at all the pregnant women at the airport or in the grocery store, and when I saw some of the horrible crimes mothers were committing against their children on the news I would sob for days. I still cannot believe that this happened for us, with all the cards stacked against us, and a long road of in vitro up ahead. It happened naturally, we used nothing special, I DIDN'T cut back on anything (like coffee which I had given up while trying 6 months ago), I didn't lay with my legs in the air, and I certainly DID NOT think this was our month. So please please all you ladies out there hurting like I was-- loosen up, let go of a few things, and it will probably happen. Now I have a ton of fertility appointments to go cancel, and a ton of wishes for all you ladies waiting so patiently. I've been there too. Xoxo

I'm WHAT???? (36 with Endometriosis, be damned!)

(after trying for 5+ years, almost a full year with fertility doctor, and endometriosis pain from hell just about every month)
This was the one month I didn't chart all of my symptoms, because I was supposed to be doing IVF. While starting the IVF process of taking BCP to regulate, insurance decided to rescind their approval due to some policy changes. Frustrating to have to wait another month, to say the least, but once I got my period the IUI process began yet again.

There were 3x injections daily for a while again. I had a few good follicles over 19 in size, but since it was so similar to the last IUI cycle, I was careful not to get my hopes up. Ovidrel, 1st IUI next day, 2nd IUI day after... old hat.

My breasts were sore over a week before my period was due, but my PMS is ruthless so it didn't really stand out. I also got reflux and indigestion a bit but, again, this is not very unusual. Especially when it's cold outside (for some reason, it exacerbates my IBS).

I guess when I noticed that my already large breasts felt kind of "in the way" and bigger, I should have suspected something. I don't know if the extra twinges I felt in my abdomen were a sign, or just more IBS stuff either.

But today, I had my blood test. I got the call from my doctor's office at 2:42pm saying, "Congratulations! We're all so happy for you! And your numbers look really good. They're 182. We just need you to come back in on Friday for the repeat..."

I had no clue what to say, and I was right in the middle of work. I just blurted out "I don't even know how to react right now. I'm probably going to sneak into the bathroom to cry" which was met with giggles. Those nurses knew how frustrating this all was.

Sure enough, I did just that right before I called my husband. We're excited and nervous at the same time. Cross your fingers that my numbers jump up by Friday!!!

(And to anyone reading this and thinking "will that ever be me?", I send positive vibes that 2016 is your year too. I sure as hell didn't think it was going to happen!)

Stop Stressing, relax, and just let it happen.

I had three kids at a young age 16, 17, 19. At 21 I got my tubes tied because it was clear that things were not going to work out between my kids father and I. I vowed that if I ever had kids again that my husband would love me enough to understand why I tied my tubes and we would untie them if he truly wanted kids. (It seemed so simple) Flash forward 6 years later I meet the man of my dreams and he has no kids. We get married, untie tubes and after a year of trying NOTHING! Super depressed we tried and finally we stop trying and BOOM I was pregnant. One week later we miscarried. So with the hope and assurance that the surgery worked we tried again and nothing for another year and half. In October 2015 I started clomid. The first cycle failed. I was so livid on the next cycle I was like "F THIS! I don't want to try, I don't care anymore." I stopped researching every symptom. Wishing every pregnant women was me. Hoping that I was next. Jealous of my friends for being pregnant with ease. While I was stuck here trying for yet another year paying for infertility meds. I completely rejected the idea that I would even be pregnant. I would say 'NO SORE BOOBS NO PREGNANCY" So much so I didn't even test before it was time to see my doctor. I didn't realize how addicted I was to researching every symptom in every forum. It was actually depressing me. Not caring if I was or not was much less stressful. When I suppose to go get my meds for the third cycle of Clomid they made me take a test. She told me it was negative. While waiting for the my paper work the nurse calls the Dr. and she says "IT'S POSITIVE!!!" (I told them Dr.'s aren't suppose to lie to their patients. It's rude." lol) Blood test confirmed! I used Preeseed, Mucinex, Clomid and Estradol. On the last cycle and while BDing DH would tell me to just relax. I guessed it worked.

1-16 DPO NO SYMPTOMS, NOTHING AT ALL!

Don't be discourage if you don't have any symptoms. I would swear I had every symptom there was and every time it was Negative. I was a POASA. I would squint at every PT thinking there was a line. There never was.

I'm 5 weeks and 3 days now and I have sore boobs and I'm so incredibly hungry all the time.

Good Luck! Prayer works! Gory be to God he knew when the right time was.

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