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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.

Natural BFP After 2yrs of Failed Fertility Treatments

Hey ladies! I'm so thrilled to finally post here. I began lurking in the shadows of this site back in 2012 when my husband and I originally began ttc. Here's my timeline:

October 2012: Began trying to conceive

December 2012: Noticed (now that I was tracking) that I begin to spot sometimes up to five days post ovulation and continue to spot through to my period. Negative.

December 2012-April 2012: Negative

April 2013: Began seeing an RE due to spotting. Negative

May 2013: Diagnosed with PCOS (even though I've never had an irregular period) and a luteal phase defect. Clomid. Husband's numbers look more than perfect. Negative.

June 2013-October 2013: Clomid. Negative

November 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

December 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative.

January 2014: RE believes I have endometriosis...awesome. -_- Negative

February 2014-May 2014: Continued trying naturally. Negative

June 2014: Laparoscopic surgery for removal of large amounts of endometriosis; however, what is there isn't very deep. The doctor also discovered that my left fallopian tube was being blocked by scar tissue. Luckily, she was able to re-open the tube. Cleared for continued ttc.

July 2014: IUI with Letrozol plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

August 2014: I said, "SCREW IT! I'm done! It is what it is. I'm over it. If it happens, great.. but I'm DONE!"

August 2014-January 2015: Went back to college. Quit trying to conceive. Got a 4.0 my first semester back. Made peace with the idea that I wouldn't be a mommy.

**Here's the fun part**

January 2015: Begin working out and I'm loving it.

CD 15-17 - It's obvious (just by my body's signs) that I'm ovulating.. but who cares? I can't get pregnant! BD random days.
(10 DPO): Boobs hurt, bloated, cramping lightly. Begin spotting like usual..just brown stuff. I ALWAYS spot before my period. Here's she comes!
(12 DPO): Spotting is gone... and I mean GONE! I'm talking.. nothing.. nada.. it's just gone.
(13 DPO): Still no spotting... this is strange... but my boobs still hurt. Maybe I'm skipping a period due to working out so hard?
(14 DPO): Still no spotting... boobs really hurt and here's something new... I can feel little electric jolts in my boobs. Weeeirddd. "Let's just test so I can get this over with and know that I'm NOT pregnant and then I can take my mind off of it."

*Tests and throws it on the bathtub ledge while I'm taking a bath* I look over.. and there it is.. plain as day. No squinting.. no holding it to the light... it's just there.. the two lines I'd never seen before.. right there.. staring back at me at 1:30am while I soak in a bath.

HCG levels were checked the next day and were at 298, more than doubling to 536 in 48 hours. My first ultrasound is next week and I'm now currently 5 weeks. Prayers, ladies.

The pain of infertility is real. I promise to keep you all in my prayers while I'm thanking God for this miracle. Stay strong and I love each and every one of you! <3

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Finally a BFP after 18 mths ttc after mc and endometriosis

Still numb with shock.
After a missed miscarriage in august 2013 and a subsequent diagnosis of endometriosis, treatment yet to start, I've just gotten a bfp at 12dpo
I'm scared, terrified and hopeful. This has taken 2.5 years to get to this point. I can't go through another miscarriage. Please let this one be mine.
No particular symptoms but myself and my husband did the cancer research dryathlon this month so I'm wondering whether complete abstinence from alcohol, having sex only every 2-3 days and being so focused on fundraising has helped.
I am a lot less bloated than usual with the endo and breast tenderness was delayed to 9dpo I usually get this 7dpo
Please pray to god that this won't end in misery ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Long Journey to BFP

I'm so over the moon right now because I just got my first EVER BFP!

DH and I have been trying for about 4 years. Prior to that I've never gotten pregnant before, so Ive always thought something must be wrong with me. We started seeing a RE at the end of 2011, we did all the hormone tests and everything looked fine. we did 1 IUI which resulted cysts in my ovaries, so I underwent a laparoscopy surgery. RE diagnosis was mild endometriosis. After that we went on to IVF, we had 2 fresh cycle and 1 FET, all BFN. Finally the RE told me "you just need to gain some weight, come back to see me after you gain 10-15lbs"... WTH!!

Then we switched RE, also got everything checked again and all hormones are normal. Moved on to a fresh cycle with the new RE, but also ended BFN... This time RE suspected something must be off because she was pretty confident about this cycle. At the same time I heard about immunology issues from a friend so I brought this up to my RE, she agreed for us to do further testing.. We found out I have high levels of natural killer cells. It actually gave me a glimpse of hope knowing at least we are able to find something wrong (the worst is when they said everything is fine with you, but you are just not getting pregnant!). So she prescribed intralipid infusion for this past cycle. I just found out this week that I'm pregnant.. It feels so unreal because it's been a long road and I never thought it'd be possible for me to get pregnant.

The only symptoms I had was AF like cramp on 8dp5dt, I usually get cramps a week before AF, but this cramp felt debilitating, I was not able to move and just wanted to lay on the couch, with backache. However the pain was gone next day. The other symptom was breakout in my face the next few days. I don't usually break out around my cheeks (only on forehead or chin areas). The break out looks almost like some kind of white pumpy rash (but not itchy).

If you are like me, have experienced multiple ivf failures and couldn't find out why, I recommend to do a immunology testing before you waste more money on IVF. I wished I had it tested sooner, but I'm still ecstatic about my BFP!

Thanks for you help! Hope my story can help you too!

After half a year search and many difficulties, among which surgery for endometriosis and uterine fibroids, we finally reached the goal at the first attempt after surgery!
Hope my experience can give courage to those who are fighting against the same problems I have.

Here are my symptoms:
1 dpo - bloating, ovary pain
2 dpo - only a small amount of creamy CM (white and yellowish), some cramps
3-4 dpo - little creamy CM
5 dpo - little creamy CM, very slight dizziness (feel like I’m fluctuating for just a few seconds)
6 dpo - little creamy CM, slight dizziness, a short sensation on nausea
7 dpo - little creamy CM, slight dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning
8 dpo - slight dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning, feeling hot (I’m usually very cold and have very cold hands and feet but today they were extremely warm), I had hot flashes that made me sweat for half an hour, thirsty
9 dpo - little creamy CM again, dizziness, lack of appetite in the morning, felt very very cold today
10 dpo - little creamy CM, lack of appetite in the morning, warm hands and feet, thirsty, cramps, nausea, joint pain
11 dpo - lack of appetite in the morning, warm hands and feet, nausea, back ache, migraine, irritability. This time nausea was heavy, although I felt it for a very short time. This convinced me to test and got a very slight positive in the afternoon!
12 dpo - BFP in the morning!

Just a note: although my list includes many symptoms, only few of them made me suspicious because they were extremely unusual: creamy CM starting so early (I usually get it some days before AF), hot flashes, migraine and heavy nausea on 11 dpo.

God bless you all!

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OMG!!!! BFP!!!!! Natural cycle IVF! Unexplained infertility. First BFP after 5 years!!!!!!!

Now I really CAAAANOOOT BELIEVEEE that I am posting here. As many others, I was reading this forum like crazy over and over again. These stories helped me so much to stay positive whatever happens while going through many TWW including the successful one. I was dreaming of posting here, but I was sure it will never happen to me. But IT HAPPENEEEEEEEED!!!!! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD!!!UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!

Me - 29, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, regular periods every 28 days since I was 12, have been very healthy before TTC.
Him - 41, good semen analysis, very heathy.

TTC since March 2010. I was 25 years old - young and healthy to my knowledge. Started the dream relationship with the love of my life and wanted many kids right away. We were so excited! Unfortunately, the infertility road started....It took us 5 years. It was sooooooo painful and unbearable. Just until couple of weeks I thought that it will never, never end. I was so hopeless even though I am still 29. It was never going to happen and my heart was broken.
We were trying naturally for some time, but I was nervous on the 3rd month already. Started some tests. They found cervical dysplasia in 2010. It was coned - no BFP months after that. In 2012, a big dermoid cyst grew on my left ovary. During surgery - severe endometriosis found....Cleaned it - no BFP months and months after that. Then it continued - dysplasia recurring....2013 AMH levels checked - 0.25, two months later 0.14....They said I might need to think about egg donor. Whaaat?!!!!!!

We were trying naturally for many months.
TTC since March 2010
3 unmonitored Clomid cycles in the summer of 2011
3 IUI between 2013 and 2014 - 2 natural, 1 monitored Clomid
Medicated IVF - Cancelled - 8 eggs, 6 retrieved, 5 mature, non fertilized (dr. was shocked considering our good semen analysis - it's a mystery...)
Natural Cycle IVF/ICSI (absolutely no meds except the trigger shot to time retrieval) - 2 mature eggs!!! The doctors couldn't believe... Both fertilized. 2 beautiful embryos at day 5. One transferred on day 5, one frozen!!! BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beta #1 - 146, Beta #2 378.

It's five weeks since my last period and 3 weeks since my egg retrieval/fertilization. I am 5/3 weeks PREGNANT!!!!! I still can't believe it and certainly can't process it.

My symptoms day by day:

Transfer Day - on the coach most of the day, no symptoms

1dpt - dull cramping mostly on the left side and some pain in the left leg, both for 3-4 hours.

2dpt - very very tired in the evening, shortness of breath, very light pulling and pinching pains on the right - barely noticeable, cystitis pains in the evening.

3dpt - some cyst like type of pain on the right during the day, extremely cold/freezing during the day while trying to take a nap, light menstrual cramps evening, late evening - again ovulation/cyst like pain on the right - more than earlier.

4dpt - super sensitive left nipple since last night - breasts are sore, evening - ovulation/cyst pain on the right, tired, nipple is super hurting, feeling wet but still dry, later changed to a ovulation mixed with dull menstrual cramping almost going to the legs.

5dpt - sore throat in the morning (possibly because of dry air), no pains in the morning / the left nipple still very sensitive, tired in the afternoon, after 4pm - premenstrual cramping, feeling wet, cm got more watery/sticky as the day went on, feels like period is coming. I am almost sure period is coming.

6dpt - no pains in the morning, a little bit of clear cm, after 11am - dry again, no cramping during the day, after 3pm - slightly crampy (dull..some leg pain as well), creamy yellowish cm in the evening, tired again in the afternoon.

7dpt - no pains in the morning, nipple a little less sensitive, bloated the most of all days before, veins are more visible - on my arms and a little bit on the breasts (I am not sure whether I am making this up...), cramps after 6pm - feeling warm and wet as my period will start any moment or more like it is already the most intense day of the period, very tired in the evening, shortness of breath, all day palpitations, some very light central pinching pains in the evening.

8dpt -no pains in the morning, nipples still much more sensitive than usual, but less that two days ago, breasts feel less sore, but full again, very hungry in the morning, strong palpitations and shortness of breath - almost couldn't talk, extremely emotional, feeling wet, very light cramping less than previous days couple of times between 3 and 6pm, some yellow cm, pinching in the left breast, pinching and pulling in the uterus for couple of seconds couple of times in late afternoon - very light.

BFP at 10 DPO!!- First Month TTC!

I'm a little nervous about posting this because I know a lot of you have been TTCing for a while and I just happened to be lucky on the first go... A little backstory, I'm 24 and my DH is 27. I've been wanting to have a baby with him for years now (we'll have been together for 6 years in march) and he kept putting it off saying that we're not ready yet, we need to renovate the house I'm worried about your well being, etc... side note, when I was first dating my DH I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had a laparoscopy to get rid of it. I was told by my doctor I would have 5 years to conceive if that, which really scared both of us because we were in college! But we agreed if we got married then we would start trying before the "Deadline". 3 years later we got engaged, moved to Buffalo NY, bought a house and I was riddled with pain from my endometriosis again. I saw a fertility specialist this time and he took care of everything, and since I told him we were going to try for a family after marriage he checked to make sure my tubes were cleared too! He said that we could start trying whenever we wanted and we asked him about the deadline I was given. He said that I didn't have anything to worry about. So fast forward a year, finally around before Christmas time this year we decided to have "The Talk" again and this time he agreed that we can start trying in the new year!!! We had a lot of family over for the holiday so we decided to track my next cycle. I had been on BC for about 5 years skipping the placebos because of my endo, and I hadn't had a period in over a year so I had no idea what my cycle was. I tracked best I could and, Well I hate to say it but this was our first month actively trying and I got my BFP Today on a whim!! Since my estimated OV time my BB's have been killing me, so I told myself it's too early probably just the rise in progesterone. I was achy, headachy, fatigued, mildly crampy, (TMI) constipated, had heartburn and was extremely nauseous between 2dpo and 6dpo. Once again I thought there's no way that it could be a sign, it's too early! I started adding food aversions at 8dpo to the mix thinking my body just hates progesterone. Weird note, I was salivating a lot too which is not normal to me, I normally have a really dry mouth. The night before 10 dpo I had a really vivid dream that I was pregnant and I woke up today thinking I am going to take a HPT just for giggles. So I went to the dollar store and brought it home and took it thinking I was going to get a BFN, there's no way I'm that lucky, it's too early, it took everyone in my family months to conceive etc... When I looked at it I was shocked because there in front of me was a faint pink second line!! I was like What the Hell is that?! and kept looking at it not believing it! I then realized I needed to take more tests because it could be a false positive, so I took 4 more tests, including one CBD and they all came out pregnant!!

I told my DH today by giving him the CBD pictured and his reaction was that he already knew that I was pregnant, with 85% certainty!! (I married an engineer hehe) and the scary part about this is that my mother told me in the summertime that I was going to get pregnant in January this year!! I can't believe that she was right! Here's hoping this little peanut sticks and good luck everyone with your TTC journeys :) Sticky rainbow Baby Dust to everyone!!!

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My long journey ttc

Hi everyone. I was addicted to this site whilst tcc. I always thought that once it happened to me I would come back and write for the first time how it happened for me as I know how much it helps others just as it had helped me.

I have endometriosis, PCOS and a hormonal deficiency. I have had several surgeries and had the mire a put in for 7 years in total on medical grounds. I only ever had two periods in my life.
I was told my fertility was massively reduced.

After different treatments and fertility help nothing happened, I never accepted this.

I began doing temping, clear blue digi ovulation tests, preseed and constant eBay pregnancy tests.

Nothing.

Finally after help my periods began another surgery later and I downloaded an app called 'my days' I religiously used it and decided to 'baby dance' every other day - yes this did feel like a chore!! But I tracked EVERYTHING from cervical mucus, my emotions so forth on this app.
I stopped ovulation tests and temping. I felt that is I BD every other day I would catch it therefore didn't stress about the other bits.

This was the first time I didn't have 'pregnancy signs' did I look for them, yes? As every month I'd read every sign for dear hope it was this month.

I didn't do any pg tests. I knew there was no point and if it were meant to be then I would know.

I missed my period. On the day I felt like I had a cold. THIS WAS MY ONLY SIGN. I did a test. Negative. Second day another negative. Three days of missed pregnancy. Positive.

I couldn't believe it. This has been he scariest most worrying and exciting time of my life and I just want to say to everyone it will happen. I promise one way or another. X

Peace and love xx

I can't believe it!!!!

Like many other women on here, I promised myself that I would post my story once I got my BFP. I just can't believe that it's actually time for me to post!! My husband and I have been TTC since September 2014. I was starting to get nervous in December after 4 unsuccessful cycles. I also have endometriosis which has always worried me in regards to infertility.
Before I jump into my symptoms by DPO, let me tell you that I was always a terrible symptom spotter and always thought each cycle would end in pregnancy (high hopes!). Not until this month did I realize the difference between AF symptoms and pregnancy symptoms.. and let me tell you, it was definitely different in my case! I temped almost every single day, and had a coverline temp of 97.5. Usually after O my temps are in 97.7-97.9 range. This month they have definitely been higher!
1 dpo: 97.98 no symptoms
2 dpo: no symptoms
3 dpo: no symptoms
4 dpo: extremely achey and stuffy. Thought for sure I was getting a cold or a flu. My muscles were sore and exhausted. Sharp pain in low R side.
5dpo: 98.26 low back ache, headache
6 dpo: 97.89 sore nipple, low back ache, frequent peeing at night (like 5 times!), insomnia
7 dpo: 97.71 nausea, shooting breasts pains, stuffy, frequent peeing at night again, insomnia, dull aches in low L side.
8 dpo: 98.15 BFN abundant creamy/watery CF lots of dully aches/cramps in L&R side. Predominantly L side. Hot flashes, bloating, gassy, nauseaus, tired, frequent peeing at night again, insomnia. Let me tell you again, BLOATING, GASSY, NAUSEAUS, INSOMNIA!! I was so uncomfortable that I only got 3 hours of sleep into 9 dpo.
9 dpo: Woke up for the 2nd time at 3 AM with the urge to pee (again). Decided to POAS. Faint BFP!!!! Took another test after a 4 hour hold and got an even darker BFP! Still lots of bloating, gas, cramping and nausea. Definite heavy pressure and "stretching". Almost like someone is trying to blow a balloon up in me.

I hope this helps those of you that were a crazy symptom spotter like I was! There was definitely a difference for me!

HCG on the fritz

Hi ladies,
I'm being spontaneous here, but I wanted to know if anyone is going through similar situation. I had my BFP on 22nd Dec, 2days before missed period and had be testing every few days since as my doctor said I was too early to be booked in possibly just 4weeks, well I retested on 1st Jan and my test was faint, more so then the one on 22nd. I started having bad pains in left groin area on 2nd and went to A&E, they did a HCG level check and it can out at 102miu/ml which was very low for supposedly being 6 weeks, though bearing un mind I have PCOS and ADENOMYOSIS, and my cycles are irregular I averaged my pregnancy to possibly be 5weeks 4days but still, is my HCG too low? I had more blood work done and expect results today, but I'm nervous as the midwife nurses are not ruling out a m/c or ectopic pregnancy. Hcg needs to double. The internal ultrasound showed no gestational sac or embryo which should have been seen if I am infact 6weeks.

Has anyone had low hcg and been re-dated in their pregnancy due to bean Making a late appearance,without being ectopic or m/c? I'm praying as I'm feeling empty right now.

Missing Embryo, but still Preggers

I posted previously about having PCOS, adenomyosis and suspected endometriosis. I got my BFP on CD32, which was estimated 13dpo. I'm not 100%, but I took opk because I wanted to know when I ovulate, but fell pregnant either on 9or 11dec. Which my app predicted as my ov window.

Problem is I was having bad pains in my left groin area and went to A&E on 2 Jan. Which I thought I was borderline 6weeks or just under by a few days (again, irregular cycle)

My Av cycle is now 33/34 says. But used to be 28/29 and even 51.....but bleeds themselves these says have ranged from 2-4days rather then my usual 5days.

I had bloodwork and my hcg came back as 102...which the gynae said was too low for 6weeks and I was probably less then 5weeks which made no sense. Anyway long story short I'm so anxious. Had more bloods today and get results tomorrow and the hope is my HCG has doubled and I find out my progesterone level. But in my scan the gynae could not see a sac or an embryo but I am definitely pregnant. So my outcomes were possibly non. Grownth, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Ofcourse the actual diagnosis cannot be given until this blood result comes back....im so stressed. I'm not bleeding or spotting.....but my bbs still hurt and I still feel nauseous. But aside from that I don't know what to think, if a gestational sac appears then maybe I ovulated later, but I been logging. When my partner and I have dtd, and I can see how sperm would have lived past the 72 hours as we had a gap after.

Anyone else had anything similar?? Feeling like I'm the only one right now and I really want this bean.

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