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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! (:

BFP!!! Yay!!

It's been a bit of a strange month this one.... Here's the story...

Been ttc since November 2012 and this month was our first month using a ovulation predictor kit. I started using it on cd7 of my cycle and I got the smiley positive on cd14. This was slap bang in the middle of a week that my hubby was away! Great! So... I assumed I was out this month.

About the same time I started taking the Boots version of Pregnacare tablets to ensure I was getting all the vital vitamins and minerals.

Then on Tuesday 22nd, which would have been cd18 I had cramps and sore nips and I thought it was a bit weird so I used a ovulation stick and yes.... Smiley positive again... So we got round to BD'ing for the next 5 days. This also corresponded with being on holiday so I was very relaxed.

Since ovulation (I assumed I ov'd twice or didn't ov the first time?) I have had the following symptoms:

Veiny achy boobs
Twinges in boobs

This morning I noticed my boobs were sore and (TMI) I had some creamy discharge coming from nips when touched.

I also had some brown cm.

My period is due tomorrow so I assumed it was that on the way but as I am obsessed with peeing on a stick I tested about an hour ago and BFP!

Praying now for a sticky bean.

Good luck to everyone too xx

BFP 11DPO Barely Any Symptoms

I am so so happy right now, I still can't believe I am actually pregnant. I had lost hope because I didn't feel any of the many symptoms all these ladies were posting. This was my second month off BCP and my cycles are usually 27-28 days. After reading stories of how long it takes for the cycles to regulate i wanted to give up. last month on my 1st month off the BC i was so sure i was pregnant, had all the symptoms from nausea to increase of sense of smell but AF arrived on time and many BFN tests. This time I ovulated around CD 17 (detected the LH surge on OPK) +OPk on CD 15 & 16 had strong cramps on those days. However my CM never got to that Egg white consistency, it was kind of clear and not much of it and not as sticky or watery. On CD 17 no cramps and -OPK. I was still hopeful thanks to this site and seeing how every women is different. My advice is to try not to stress about it or it can make things worse on your body. Keep yourself busy and hope that what is meant to be will happen. Sometimes the more we want something the further the reach seems. Expectations lead to disappointments. So this is the summary of my 2ww.

1DPO-7DPO slight cramping and feeling tired (normal for me) had a couple cravings but that's just me and also thought it was normal PMS.

8DPO- took a pregnancy test (dollar store) and negative. Lost hope, my breast weren't tender or sore at all and didn't feel pregnant.

9DPO- BFN (dollar store brand) also fell down the stairs on my butt. I did get a little scared thinking this could affect implantation. But nothing happened.

10DPO- decided not to test. Developed strong cramps felt like AF was around the corner I wanted to cry but ready to accept whatever wasn't meant to be at this point. Tomorrow AF is due so I knew I wasn't pregnant and feeling these pains. Today I realized my luteal phase is sort of short. Since it is predicted to arrive only 11 DPO. I knew for sure I wasn't pregnant after searching online and discovering its really hard to conceive with such a short Luteal phase and since I ovulated so late in my cycle.

11DPO- Woke up and went to pee, I thought to myself this is it AF is here I'm cramping just like AF cramps and usually get it in the mornings. But nothing. I also noticed a cheesy vaginal odor not usual before my period, I usually get the iron odor right before. Something told me to go buy a test just to prove to myself I wasn't pregnant and I could just move on and forget about this whole planning process. I got a digital test and it came back Positive!!! It said pregnant!!! Couldn't believe it at 11DPO I would never think that could happen! And still no sore boobs or any other symptoms but the cramping and feeling funny in my uterus!

Good luck to all of you!! Focus on a healthy lifestyle and stress free environment including with patience and what you want will come your way very soon :-)

BFP - I Have Thin PCOS

This is a little late, my daughter was born on 12/31/12, but I swore to myself if I got pregnant and had a healthy baby that I would come back to this site and hopefully leave a message that would give women with PCOS hope because I could hardly find any positive stories about pregnancy and PCOS.

I have thin PCOS. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. I read a lot of stories about overweight women who had it and they just lost weight and were able to get pregnant. This was frustrating to me because if I lost 10 pounds I'd be unhealthy looking. After coming off birth control and confirming the PCOS, my doctor put me on Metformin. I went 10 months without a period which totally depressed me. We kept upping the dosage of Metformin. I also bought a book called The Insulin Resistant Diet which focuses on balancing your carbs and proteins so that your body doesn't overproduce the insulin, which is linked to PCOS. The combination of that diet and the Metformin finally gave me a period again. It was still a long cycle, but I began to get it regularly, every 34-36 days. Problem was I wasn't sure when or if I was ovulating. My doctor prescribed me Clomid (lowest dose). I bought ovulation predictors and started testing myself 10 days later and tested up to day 16 with no luck. I was really disappointed. Then on day 23 or 24 I started to get that fertile mucous. When I got home my husband and I did it (lol). After we did it, I tested and I got the ovulation smiley! We did it again the next day. After that he went off to work for three days (he's a fireman) so that was as much as we could try.

I don't remember the day by day of my two week wait exactly but I do remember the following symptoms:

-Mild Breast soreness (I never really experienced that before periods)
-mood swings
-period like cramping

My major cue was the period like cramping. I kept going in the bathroom expecting that my period would have started and it was just never there. I kept getting the cramps intermittently everyday. There was no implantation bleeding. I waited the entire 14 days after my ovulation because I was scared to test after getting so many negatives. I tested in the morning and the second line came up immediately. Now I am thrilled to have my healthy baby girl.

Try to stay positive. I know I was often times very low thinking it would never happen for me and I kept reading other people's posts online about the trouble they were having and it discouraged me further. It may not happen right away or as fast as someone who is normal, but likely you will get there eventually, so don't give up hope!

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