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BFP with Late Ovulation

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Hurray Hurray Hurray BFP!

I still honestly can't believe it and keep looking back at my test to check that it is real. However, it's there, it's a second line and it is definitely red.
By way of background we have been TTC for 10 months and I was booked in for a first fertility appointment at the end of this month. I now get to cancel that and couldn't be happier. I have suffered a lot with irregular cycles that are anywhere between 28 days and about 70 days. In October 2012 I had an abnormal smear test and ended up having a quick procedure in November to remove some pre-cancerous cells. The woman doing the procedure mentioned that you can't try for a month after the procedure but she was certain I would be pregnant within a few months of that. This is only the second time I have ovulated since having that procedure so I suppose she was right!
In January 2013 I invested in a duo fertility temperature monitor so you know exactly when you ovulate and it give you a lot of help and support. Not sure which countries they are available in but if you have irregular cycles they are a lot of help as you can see everything that is happening throughout your cycle. It is the only reason I know that I am today 11dpo despite being on CD 40.
OK- on to symptoms
Have had really sore boobs almost all of the way through the TWW (from about day 3 or 4). So much so that they have actually been waking me up at night when I move in bed. Also have had a pretty good sense of smell from about 8DPO onwards. Other than that nothing except that elusive second line on the test today.
Keep going girls and never give up.

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BFP With NO Symptoms at All 11DPO - Irregular Cycles

I have read so much on this website when I felt down while ttc #1. I was always looking for all the symptoms everyone else had before their bfps so I am writing this for all the irregular cycle girls and for those with no symptoms at all!!

We have been ttc for 8 months. Some of the hardest months ever - not knowing if would happen. This was only 5th cycle too because mine are irregular. They were the following lengths: 35, 43, 46 and 50 days. We have been using opks and Pre-Seed every month.

This time using opks showed + day 19 (very early compared to other cycles) and somehow got BFP this morning 11dpo!!! Just goes to show all you irregular girls that you never know! I did not believe early + opk on day 19 and thought it was false. But ewcm mentioned below had me wondering.

The only different thing I noticed this month was I had a lot of ewcm for 4 days before opk turned +. I have no idea why. I did not have much ewcm the other months at all. I have been exercising more since Christmas - maybe that's it but I really don't know. Maybe it made the difference.

So I have had NO symptoms in past week before bfp at all. Nothing! I have been stalking this website! I thought I was out. Really I did. And I thought I was getting evaps (again) yesterday on ic's. But FRER this morning at 11dpo says otherwise!

I cannot believe it! It's really weird not being able to tell anyone except my computer!! Husband is away and I want to see his face when I tell him.

I am not going to say to you all ttc to believe it will happen and try to relax because that did NOT help me when I read or heard it! I could not believe it would happen - I was terrified it wouldn't and every time af arrived it would confirm my fears. An awful time. I know how it feels to ttc and be afraid it will never happen. So I will just I hope you all get your bfps and maybe above will help one or two of you.

Good luck to you all and thank you for help when ttc was tough!

BFP After Miscarriage Last Year

A bit of background information: me & my fiancé have been trying for a baby since October 2011. We got pregnant in February 2012 and were so excited; unfortunately I suffered a miscarriage at 11 weeks in April 2012, which I can honestly say is the worst thing I've ever experienced.
Since then I have been obsessed with getting pregnant again; brought opk, monitors, Pre-Seed and was taking prenatal vitamins. By October 2012 I was becoming really upset that this just wasn't happening for us and we went to see a specialist who did some blood work and discovered I wasn't immune to rebella so I had to have the injection & stop ttc for 3 months.
He also prescribed me clomid to help me ovulate as my periods were all over the place since the miscarriage, therefore making it impossible to gage when I'd ovulate.
Well the 3 months were up at the end of January but no sign of AF, which we needed to be able to start on the clomid.
So the BFP:
Actually felt ovulation pain this month which I have never felt before, got a positive opk so we did the baby dance straight away, I stayed in bed for about an hour afterwards with my hips elevated. We also used Pre-Seed.
1dpo: nothing
2-5 dpo: bbs getting sensitive on outer sides
6dpo: bbs mega sore, my mums dogs, who usually hates me & growls as soon as I walk in the door, actually came & cuddled up with me on the sofa & kept smelling my bits & my belly button!
7-9 dpo: sore bbs, very tired
10 dpo: sore bbs, mums dog came & sat with me again when I visited (biggest clue)
11 dpo: sore bbs, bfn using ovulation stick
12 dpo: sore bbs, BFP on first response test!!! So happy I jumped on my partner in bed & cried!
13 dpo: sore bbs, BFP on digital test!
I am now on day 14, bbs still hurt, hasn't really sunk in yet that I'm pregnant but I'm so excited I can't put it into words!
So to everyone out there ttc & reading messages like this every month, keep trying because it will happen for you, probably when you least expect it.
Sending heaps of baby dust your way xx

3rd Time is a Charm!

I must say that the past three months I was stalking this page, but this month not so much to let myself to "relax" as everyone else says. I tried not to "care" as much, but I was crossing my fingers just like any other month. I went off BC in June 2012. My husband deployed so I figured go off then and get my body back to normal. And good thing, too. My cycles were irregular: 26 days, 47 days, 55 days for the first three months. Then he came home and we used OPK and charting my BBT that first month to see if I was actually ovulating. It showed a surge and my temp spiked so I felt that I was ovulating and we now needed to get the timing right. My cycle was 32 days. I felt like I was finally getting to my "normal" cycle. The following month we continued to use OPK and charting, but we added Preseed. I had a 37 day cycle. This time, the lucky third time, we used the CB OPK, charting BBT, Preseed, and I took FertilAid. This morning my temperature spiked so I decided to take a pregnancy test even though I told DH I was going to take one Tuesday. I'm 12DPO and got my first BFP with a CBD!!!! As for what symptoms I was feeling, I honestly felt nothing different than getting AF. I seriously thought she was coming and I kept checking to see yesterday because I was slightly cramping and bloated and felt like I was leaking. I felt like she was coming and kept telling DH that I think we were out this month and started planning when I might be ovulating in March. I did spot 9DPO during BD (sorry TMI) and this is usually a sign that AF is coming. The one thing looking back was that I get really bad lower back aches right before AF shows, but this month I did not have the back aches. Maybe that was my one clue. I'm crossing my fingers for a sticky bean! Baby dust to you all!

BFP with Stress!

This month has been really stressful. My husband lost his job. We ended up only bd once the entire month (due to stress, etc) --I wanted to add this month to the number of months we had been "trying" when we saw the doctor, so I said let's do it! I still wanted a baby with everything going on, and to be honest, I never thought it would happen given our track record thus far and with only BD once for the month. I hoped, and I thought about it, but honestly did not think it was going to happen. We have been TTC for the last six months. I am 30 and DH is 31.

I have normal 27-28 day cycles, without fail. This month I did use OPK to make sure I was ovulating. I used them in the middle of the month (I know it says to go for ten days), but I wanted to save money and only did tests during CD 13-16. I was also watching my CM. NO Positives! No body symptoms. Thought I did not ovulate this month. But then Bam, we were home at night, and I saw my EWC and said to DH, let's just do it now. this was CD 18!! super late! We BD, like I said before, that was the only time that month, due to everything going on.

**Things I did differently this month: Ran a few times a week; Drank lots of water and stopped drinking diet coke as much. AND only BD once--Maybe sperm count up?

CD19-EWC, BD. Went to sleep afterwards so did not get up after BD.
CD 20- the Big O--felt it a little bit--normal
1DPO--nothing
2DPO--nothing
3DP--nothing
4DP0--diarrhea (twice--within 30 minutes, thought I ate something, but couldn't help but hope something was going on.)
5DPO--nothing, feeling really good.
6DPO--again just feeling good.
7DPO--NO PMS-, had insomnia. Woke up from 2-5 AM. Did not know why I could not sleep.
8DPO--Again, I am commenting about how I am out this month, feeling really good, except can't sleep. Up again from 2-5.
9DPO--Thinking Period should come any day-feeling very wet, but usual for right before period. Checking every time I go to bathroom. Thinking, maybe b/c I ovulated late, I will have period late, but I am still thinking about it and checking this website!!
10 DPO--taking a nap during lunch hour at work. Thinking it is just because sleep schedule is messed up.
11 DPO--Cramping! Sure period is about to start. Same exact feeling! Ugh!
12 DPO--Same thing--cramping. But also no period-this is longest cycle I have had.
13 DPO--Thinking maybe I should test, but not wanting to because as soon as I do, I get my period. I rather wait for AF then get a negative on a test.
14DPO--Hubby took me to movie and I could not get comfortable. Cramping, irritable. Finally, I have had enough. I am going to test when I get home at 10 Pm. As soon as I start peeing the double line appears, BFP. I am in shock. I am scared and nervous all in one. This is our first, and geeze, you spend so much of your time thinking your not pregnant or trying that finally when it happens....wow.

The only thing I can say is this--when we first started trying I felt every symptom in the book. I went in to doctor to get annual pap smear and I told her I was just feeling off. She took my blood and saw that I had a mild case of hypothyroidism--5. She said to conceive I should be around 1.5 and 2. So immediately I was on some medicine. She said hypothyroidism is as common as McDonalds. I really had just a mild case, but I think it made a difference.

This site helped me appear sane to all my friends, because I was not pestering them about every symptom in the book. I would read all these stories and think maybe I will never get to post!

GOOD LUCK. I was super stressed this month with finances, etc, so give yourselves a break with the stress. I also only BD once, but apparently at the right time!:) Making a doctor's appointment tomorrow!

BFP With Few Symptoms

So we were trying to DTD every other day and started on CD8. I hadn't ovulated since my MC in Nov as I had been monitoring ov with OPKs. I wasn't getting any line on an OPK right up until CD16 when I thought I almost had a positive. Then on CD17 I had a definite positive so I managed to coerce the boy into doing his duty. But, oh no, another positive on CD18... He was too tired :(
I convinced myself I was out and didn't do any more OPk cos I thought I would be gutted if I still had a pos and we weren't DTD... so I counted CD18 as ov day!
1DPO- 3DPO Nothing
4DPO Mad overwhelming sickness on the train home, dizzy, had to close my eyes so I didn't vomit
5DPO Little nausea but maybe imagined it
6DPO Same
7DPO Nothing - did a FRER BFN obviously!
8DPO Choked on hubbys bottom smells!!! Don't normally bother me expect when preg, told hubby, he said Nah!! - BFN on cheapy
9DPO Still no symptoms, did FRER, thought it was BFN but noticed slight shadow of a line which darkened a little after the 10 mins. Did another FRER after work and a much more obvious line but still faint!!
10DPO No symptoms still - shadow on a FRER, beginning to think its a CP but did a superdrug test in the evening. Obvious line. Still in denial.
11DPO Gagged on DD's nappy bin, some aches in my lower tummy - Visible line on FRER

I wanted to post this as I was scrutinizing this site in my 2ww and didn't see many 'no symptoms' stories. I'm hoping for some more reassuring symptoms in the next few days but I can't deny the lines now. I have no extra CM which I had loads of in other pregnancies, no sore boobs, no tiredness.... I guess that didn't matter!!! x

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BFP First Try!!!!

I'm excited to be able to share my symptoms on here of my TWW. I had been charting for around 4 months before we started to TTC. My DH is 40 and I am 31 so we didn't want to wait much longer before starting our family!
So in January we started TTC, and I got my BFP at 13 DPO!! Before this I got 2 BFNs and I was convinced I was out and AF was coming.
I am now around 5 weeks pregnant and feeling very blessed and happy :)

I just want to say to all the ladies during the 2ww, don't worry if you don't have many symptoms, because you could very well be pregnant :) All of my symptoms were quite similar to AF coming for me, so I really had no idea.
The only thing is in hindsight I would say the insomnia and hot feeling were due to implantation, but didn't know at the time.

DPO 0 (ovulation day) - Mild ovulation cramps in right ovary, lots of EWCM
DP0 1-6 - Nothing, just a little creamy CM most days
DPO 7 - Very mild cramps, on right ovary side.
DPO 8 - Nothing
DPO 9 - Extremely sleepy all day
DPO 10 - Fatigue, mild cramps
DPO 11 - Sore BBS, fatigue, AF type cramps (all the signs that AF is coming!). Also insomnia, could not sleep that evening.
Took a preg test and it was negative, I expected AF to start any minute
DPO 12 - AF cramps all day, metallic taste in mouth in morning, fatigue, felt hot all day (not normal for me, I am a small build and feel the cold in winter), insomnia. Took a preg test and it was negative.
DPO 13 - AF cramps all day, extreme fatigue. Took a test that evening and it was positive!!!!!!

Wishing best of luck for everyone in TTC and keep positive as it will happen for you!!!! :)

10 Months TTC and Finally + with Prometrium

10 Months TTC and Finally + with Prometrium

These have been the hardest, most frustrating 10 months of my life. I’m not going to sugar coat this one. Yes, we BD’d more than ever before (which was fabulous!), yes, there is a gained strength when you come out of a trial. But I was not patient, I did not “stop trying” this month, and I didn’t de-stress. It happened likely because my doctor proscribed Prometrium, a 200mg progesterone suppository to try and extend my luteal phase (it’s usually only 8-9 days). I am 27 and my husband is 28. We had been trying to 10 months. We’re both healthy and active. I’m 5’7 and weigh 130lbs, (I used to be underweight but when we started ttc I was told to gain 10 lbs or so). I have normal 28-29 day cycles but ovulate late (day 19-21) and have a “luteal phase defect” which the doctors said it would be hard to get pregnant without correction since the little guy would have time to implant. I chart every month and have consistent ovulation with the temperature spike, eqqwhite cm, etc. I tried everything to lengthen my luteal phase: vitex, maca, b6, 81mg baby aspirin, relaxation, yoga, Emerita natural progesterone cream, etc… but thing made it budge more than a day. So, at the 9-month mark I made an appointment with a western doctor and a naturopathic doctor. One proscribed Prometrium and said she would “very surprised if I wasn’t pregnant in 2-3 months” and the other gave me traditional Chinese herbs and I started acupuncture once per week. That was all started in January and now I’m pregnant!

CD 17: ewcm, BD

CD 18: ewcm, positive OPK, BD

CD 19: O day, BD (split a bottle of wine and really made it fun!)

1dpo: One more BD for good luck, temp spike

2dpo: started Prometrium, low front cramps, headache, felt like I was buzzing… probably ate too much chocolate ;)

3dpo: low front cramps

4dpo: lower back ache, so tired and didn’t want to get out of bed (this is very unusual for me, usually I’m up and alert and don’t push “snooze”)

5dpo: creamy white discharge, feeling very bloated and hungry. I felt like I couldn’t get full. Ate lunch, and then went to the market for a burrito at 3pm! Achy lower back.

6dpo: constipated, so much white chunky tacky cm—assumed it was from the Prometrium suppositories. Sleeping so well, long and undisturbed. Really vivid dreams. This was new for me. Boobs not sore yet, this is also new as they are usually sore by now so I know AF is coming. Don’t like anything on my waist. My nylons were annoying me so badly—uncomfortable and tight.

7dpo: still no sore boobs. Not my usual pms zits on my face either—it’s completely clear. Lot of creamy cm, like seriously maybe a teaspoon at a time, so gross!

8dpo: temp is still up so I’m excited since I usually have a drop by now. No cramps at all for the past couple days.

9dpo: woke up twice in the middle of the night to eat something. Stomach growling. Headache all morning and ended up just getting out of bed around 4am. Feel tired, and have hot hands and face, like I’m going to get a cold.

10dpo: BFP! It’s faint, but it’s there. Couple of cramps, low back ache, hungry! I had great plans to tell my husband but instead I went squeeling downstairs and just flung my giggling self on him.

11dpo: BFP! splitting headache, no appetite. Toast with butter sounded good all day. Ordered in pizza for the superbowl game and that hit the spot :)

12dpo (today): BFP getting darker! Still have a killer headache but am starving again so I take it for a good sign.

The tip-offs for me was that my boobs didn’t hurt at all, I had a lot of creamy cm, and didn’t get zits. No temperature dip, no spotting, nothing. I hope this helps you, and thank you for sharing all your stories. It has definitely helped pass the time over this past 10 months. I want to say again, how hopeless I felt these past 10 months. How completely out of control and impatient. I was just so excited to be pregnant, so hopeful at the beginning. But it spiraled quickly into a painful and frustrating process. We had one chemical pregnancy along the way, which helped reassure us that maybe we could get pregnant in the future again. But every month when I would get my period it was a complete meltdown. Tears, thoughts of wanting to quit my job, worries that there was something wrong with us. My husband actually had a sperm test scheduled for this week so fortunately, we were able to cancel that in time. But ya, to make a long story even longer, I wasn't finding all the joy I could have found during this process. I was a grump. And although we got very creative with our sex life (who wouldn't when you're doing it every other day for 10 months?!) So this was a plus. But overall, I was completely exhausted and just plain sad. I know God had a plan for us this month, but holy crap I didn't like his plan very much. I love it now though :)

I Gave Him an Inch, He Gave Me a Leife!!

Praise the Lord, ALL THE GLORY GOES TO HIM. I am 33 and dh is 32. I have three teenage daughters and we have a 16month old son together. In July 2012 we lost our last baby at 3months to a partial molar pregnancy, it was the worst thing I have ever been thru. I was full of anger, frustrated, and envious of other people getting pregnant…which is not like me. Recently I started seeking Gods face again, and asking for forgiveness and healing for my heart. When the Lord started making my heart right, He was so faithful to give us our BFP!! I could not feel more loved by my Provider and Savior!! I gave a inch and He gave a life!!! Thank you Lord!!!
And I just want to apologize ahead of time for tmi!!

Jan16th- bd, Pre-Seed and softcup for 12 hours, temp 98.1

Jan18th- bd, Pre-Seed and softcup for 12 hours, temp 98.8

Jan 19th- positive opks, then negative ones, back and forth all day. Temp 98.92, cervix soft medium and open, nauseous, very bloated, backache, gassy, ewcm

Jan 20th- pos opk, ewcm, cervix soft medium closed (I think, maybe a little open) happy mood, went to church, ovulation pain left ovary, cramps all in uterus, temp 98.77

Jan 21st (CD 17... I USUALLY O ON THE 15TH)- no energy, pos opk, mood happy, cm watery, low headache, ovulation pain, breast little tender, cramps in uterus, no appetite, no sex drive, little bloating, natural progesterone cream, low backache, mucus clear, cervix soft medium and closed, temp 97.82-O DIP!

1dpo- watery cm, cervix soft medium closed, bd- Pre-Seed and softcup for 12 hours, excited, opk negative, medium sex drive, little bloated, acne breakout on chin, mucous clear, little gas, vivid dream about husband, woke up crying because in the dream he was leaving, temp 98.56, natural progesterone cream

2dpo- watery cm, cervix medium height and medium texture and closed, happy, neg opk, high ovulation pain left ovary and in uterus, bad bad cramps (had to lay down), medium energy, insomnia, bloated, acne breakout on nose, chin and forehead (never happens), constipated, low backache, mucus clear, very vivid dream about husband leaving me again with old friend, woke up very upset, temp 98.77, natural progesterone cream

3dpo- water cm, cervix high, closed and medium texture, bd (very very painful, felt like he was hitting my cervix, hurt for hours afterward and even woke up the next morning hurting), medium headache all day, neg hpt and opk test, but opk seem to be getting gradually darker, low nausea, dizzy spells, little insomnia, very vivid dreams about competing with friends and being pregnant. Medium sex drive, bloated, gassy, very constipated, temp 98.94, natural progesterone cream, subway sandwich which I always eat taste bad

4dpo- very tired, sticky and watery mucus, cervix feels swollen from the inside and soft and high and closed, clear cm, headache on and off, neg hpt (shadow lines..one looked positive I had done at 1 a.m., but the rest of them today were negative and the shadow lines, just too faint to say there is even a line, but looks promising!!) opk almost looks positive, they are gradually definitely getting darker every few hours, bad pain in left ovary, horrible cramps in uterus and in stomach, still very constipated even after 4 laxatives!, breast a little tender, pms symptoms, crying easily, insomnia, peed every 3 hours all thru the previous night, little dizzy spell, appetite comes and goes, no sex drive, very bloated, high acne, low backache, little gassy, just feel pregnant! Natural progesterone cream, horrible cramps in stomach all day, took two baths, very nauseous in the evening, temp 98.74, heart palpitation’s, sore sore stomach all day, nothing taste right

5dpo- finally a bowl movement, sharp pains in left breast, nausea, tired, vivid dreams, temp 99.42!!, achy all over, natural progesterone, neg hpt a.m, darker opks, evap lines on wondfos in p.m,egg white creamy cm, cervix very low, kinda soft and closed, irritable, little energy, high insomnia, very vivid dreams about living with ex and his wife raising our daughter together in the finest trailer house ever lol, no appetite, no sex drive, little acne, gas, nephew born at 9:18a.m., happy for them, cry because I want a new baby to add to our family, pray blessing over my brothers family and newest addition, pray for my healing and forgiveness for not trusting God more in this! High back itching, nothing taste right

We Did it!

After 7 months its finally happening! I'm so happy & feel so blessed! I hope this one is my sticky bean!
God bless & tons of baby dust to everyone! (:

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