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BFP with Preseed

Pre-Seed, the sperm-friendly lubricant (and only lube that should be used while trying-to-conceive) is a staple of the TTC community. We love it, and we'd hazard a guess that all these ladies on this page with BFPs speak highly of it as well!

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BFP with regular PMS symptoms

Hello! First- that picture has a lot more clear positive line in the HD pic. 32 y/o obese woman with very regular, but long (29-31 day) cycles. I had an abdominal myomectomy for LARGE fibroids in Nov last year (8 months ago). They were all perdunculated so my uterus wasn't cut. Period came back in February (took FOREVER) and then... I would say this (june-july)was the first month we started trying, since we decided after I ovulated in May to start, so I don't think it counts. We had a lot of BDing in my fertile week with Preseed. I used to ovulate tests for fun and we didn't BD the night I was positive- my vagina was tired. Oh, and I started taking prenatal vitamins probably in April at my doctors suggestion. Tested this morning, first day of my would be period- CD 31. Usually I can notice some blood before my period for a few days because I look super hard- this month, I had some bleeding on likely 12 dpo but it was just there when I specifically checked my cervical mucus. I've been checking a lot and could have irritated my cervix, or it could have been implantation but... Well you'll see why I don't think it was. So all the days this month, my symptoms have been mostly normal. I get the lot of them- nausea, cramping, minor headaches, sore boobs, hunger, emotional instability, constipation, etc. So here's the difference. At 7dpo I had cramps mid afternoon. I felt like I had to poo, and while I could a little the pain wasn't going away. It was around my belly button and into my abdomen. After an hour I laid in bed with tears of frustration and pain. It was intense. After 2.5 I considered the hospital. Then, after 3 hours, I felt gas move and the pain lessened. For the next four days I had minor belly button pains and (normal) constipation. I don't know if it was implantation or anminor blockage. it's never happened to me before. I think back on it- some years ago I had them take a sample of my endometrial lining and it hurt so bad I cried; the doctor thought I was nuts- so let's just say I'm a wuss or my uterus is very sensitive. And recently I noticed I am not having night sweats. Usually the days leading up to my period I wake up soaked in sweat. I didn't. I didn't think much of it, though- especially because I stopped being constipated, which happens the closer to get to my period. So I'm checking for blood 2 days ago and get a smidge in my CM at night. Nothing coming out- I literally touched my cervix to check. The next morning there was some tiny bit when I checked- all pink- and after that there was none. I continued to obsessively check my CM and it got very very white and creamy. My cervix was medium height, and felt like it might've been open but I don't know I can't tell. It was soft though! I recommend not being so obessive because although I washed my hands before every time my vaginal canal is getting burn-y/irritated. It's very sensitive. Peed on a stick when I woke this morning and honestly I can barely wrap my mind around it. My uterus has been sore today, sensitive, I keep having to pee and I'm light headed and nauseated. That's my story and I hope it helps :) I can't tell anyone but DH it's only 4 weeks so Im so elated and hopeful and trying not to worry that anything will go wrong.

Pregnant after MC

My husband and I started trying in 2016, but after 6 months of no luck we took a break until fall of 2018. We got pregnant the 2nd month in; I had a full period in November but still felt off. I took a test and it was definitely positive! However, at 5 weeks we ended up having a miscarriage. My cycle was all thrown off for a month or so, but we kept trying. Finally at the end of June I got my BFP! Here’s my story by dpo: CD 15: O day! We DTD on cd 12, 14, 15, & 16. I used opks to track my surge. Used preseed all times. Felt left side O pains. DPO 1-6: Absolutely nothing. I usually get insanely sore boobs, but nothing this month. I even wrote that in my FF notes on dpo 6. I attributed it to eating better and working out this month. DPO 7: Right side cramps. DPO 8: Right side cramps, slightly sore boobs. Negative hpt. DPO 9: Brown spotting right on time (my LP is usually 10-11 days and I spot starting at day 9). I took an IC anyways and I swore I saw something but chalked it up to line eye. Also had right side cramps, middle cramps, gassy, and bloated. DPO 10: Brown spotting which then turned to reddish brown for a couple wipes. Took an IC and saw a vvvfl. Took a FRER and still saw a vvvfl. Freaked out and told my husband. Still had right side pain, gassy, flushed feeling during day, slightly sore boobs, and nausea. DPO 11: Spotting very light until it stopped by the evening. Definitely a BFP, but still vvvfl. Right side pain, light regular cramps, bloated, nauseas, warm, and sore boobs. DPO 12-16: Missed period on Dpo 12!!! Lines getting darker on tests, hungry all the time, lightly sore boobs, bloated after eating, Nausea comes and goes, warm all the time! Had blood work done on dpo 13 & 15 and just waiting to hear my numbers today. I’m just praying this is a sticky baby!!!

Third Times a Charm

Hi Ladies! Stalked this board for the past 4 months and promised myself to share my own story as reading through these boards really helped comfort me during the TWW. Little bit about me- I am 26 years old and my fiancé is 34. I had been on the pill since I was 18 years old and just went off in January 2018. My first period was 5 days late and then next cycle I was right back on track. I have a 28 day cycle and AF always shows up on time. We weren’t actively trying as soon as I got off the pill- we decided because we were moving into our new home end of march that we would begin trying after my period in early April. I definitely thought it was going to be super easy and that it would happen the first time no problem, so when AF showed up right on time it was a big bummer. I cheered myself up and reminded myself that it takes most couples a year- I decided no more tears until at least 4 months of trying. AF showed up the second time right on time again. My only main concern was that since being off the pill I have not had ANY EWCM. We used Pre-seed every time we BD the first month, and did the deed every night 5 days up to the big O and 2-3 days after to be safe. Here’s what we did this time round: Decided to not buy any OPK’s. B/c my cycle is already regular I knew approx when I would ovulate and decided to not get caught up in waiting for that smiley face to appear. We BD every night for a week leading up to ovulation. I had been taking prenatals since April but this month started taking an additional B12/B6 vitamin everyday as well. For the week leading up to OV i started taking evening primrose oil (supposed to help with CM) I started the dose low- 100mgs right after my period ended and then 300mgs two days before O and the day of. I suspected I ovulated June 16th but had no symptoms but I stopped the primrose oil that day. I also had freshly squeezed grapefruit juice everyday for the week leading up to O (also supposed to help with CM) I still had no EWCM in my in underwear during my cycle- just creamy CM. However on the day I suspected I ovulated we BD and when he pulled out there was definitely EWCM on both of us (TMI, sorry) I only used Preseed on the day before O this time. AF was supposed to show her face June 29th and didn’t but I felt low dull cramping all day and new she was coming....but never did. The only symptom Ive had is sore boobs. My nipples always get tender before O and then feel better before AF. This time my boobs are quite tender at the sides near my armpits. The only other symptom I can think of is that I have been STARVING- I ate so much yesterday and nothing was satisfying me. Nothing other than that. I took a test last night (day AF was due) and got a BFN- Threw it in the garbage. Woke up this morning with still no AF- I checked the test in the garbage (dollar store test) and its a BFP!! I took a FRER and CBD this morning and both positive- 2 weeks. I go for a blood test on Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed for me and good luck ladies!

BFP after chemical pregnancy

So happy to have got my BFP! We tried for 4 cycles, with a chemical pregnancy on the 2nd cycle and then took a cycle off after that. So 5 months in all. I had a really good feeling about this month from the beginning. The previous one was the first since the chemical, and I was totally frantic and desperate and stressed. This cycle I was absolutely determined to just chill the eff out. I had loads of fun stuff planned, and I allowed myself to have a few drinks even during the TWW (which I have not done the previous cycles). I was the calmest and happiest I've been since starting TTC. I'm sure it helped somehow. We inseminated 3 times during my fertile week on CD 12, 14 and 16. I ovulated on CD 16 (maybe late on CD 15). Anyway, here are my symptoms. 1-6 DPO: nothing except some cramping and spotting on 3 DPO. Obviously way too early for implantation, but I noted it anyway because I have never had either at this stage of my cycle so it was very odd. I felt very happy during this time and had a deep certainty that I was going to be pregnant. My cm was kind of yellowish creamy all this time, but not plentiful. I started using a natural progesterone cream morning and evening on 3 DPO because a test after my chemical showed luteal phase progesterone was on the low side. 7 DPO: woke up feeling slightly nauseous, and then had about 2 hours of gentle but persistent cramping. I felt strongly that this was implantation. Cm was wet and milky, some white stretchy stuff in the evening. I had shooting pains in my boobs and joints, and achy legs and lower back. My cervix was too high to feel (never happened before). 8 DPO: Woke up with swollen hands. Felt lightheaded and had a headache. Felt as if I was getting a cold. Creamy and white stretchy cm all day, cervix very high. 9 DPO: Woke up feeling nauseous. Dull ache in my lower abdomen. Cm milky and cervix very high. I noticed really bad spots on my shoulders - I normally get a few on my face as I approach my period, but this was like nothing I've seen before, there were at least a dozen on each shoulder and they were big and horrible. My brain felt foggy and I felt turned in on myself, like I was hyper aware of my own body but everything outside me was hazy. I felt oddly serene. Later in the day I started feeling really rough: weak, exhausted, headache, nauseous, shaking so much my teeth were chattering, aching limbs and joints, skin felt really sensitive to the touch, eating hurt my throat. It felt like I was getting flu. I had a long flight that evening and I had strong cramps for about 4 hours during the flight. I also cried because I found the safety demonstration so moving, by that point I knew for sure because I'm not normally emotional. 10 DPO: BFP in the morning! Line was clear after a couple of minutes. Milky cm, v high cervix. Aching arms, shoulders and neck. Skin still v sensitive. Spots on back worse, spread to collar bones and lower back. Very tired. 11 DPO: Line is darker. Milky cm with a glob of yellowish creamy. Weepy and tired. Mild nausea. Back ache. Stuffy nose. Random twinges in tummy and hips. 12 DPO: Period would have been due today. Felt nauseous in the morning. Cramps low behind my pubic bone on and off all day. Unbelievably tired. I'm now 20 DPO and have been incredibly tired, slightly nauseous and crampy and headachy on and off since BFP - some days I don't really feel anything, others I feel pretty bad. My boobs started being slightly tender at 15 DPO, but they're still not v painful. The flu feelings, sensitive skin and spots have gone thankfully. Still applying the progesterone cream morning and evening and will do until at least 2nd trimester.

BFP & Unsolicited Rant

Hi Ladies If you’ve read my blog on this site then you already know I miscarried 3 cycles ago at 7 weeks and was then diagnosed in short order with mild PCOS, ureaplasma and male factor issues of 78% “irregular” sperm by World Health Organization’s standards. Throw into the mix that my father was battling late stage pancreatic cancer since last year and you’ll understand how (un)well I was faring. My dad passed away earlier this week before I got to tell him that I’m pregnant again, but I’d like to tell you all, because I know how much reading these stories has meant to me over the last year, in times of both hope and despair. The number one thing I want to put out there is that I was extremely stressed out and unhappy this month, had given up on this cycle and even had a perscription filled for Femara to start the cycle after I’d take antibiotics for the ureaplasma. I was still devastated following my blighted ovum miscarriage in early March. In fact, I was experiencing a new degree of emotional rock bottom during the days that sperm likely met egg. All this to say: when people chide women for being stressed during TTC and order them to relax in that weirdly condescending tone I know you’ve all heard, tell them, silently or otherwise, to go fuck themselves. Empirical experience has shown me that conception is the product of timing, hormonal balance, whatever fertility assists you’re using (be they Western medicine, TCM, Santeria or whatever you ascribe to) and sheer dumb luck. Don’t let the that patriarchal line of thinking about stress being a “conception hinderance” guilt you or convince you that you’re sabotaging your own BFP. I don’t buy that nonsense anymore. Women get pregnant during wartime and in captivity and under unthinkable conditions. So as if the factor being a woman doesn’t offer enough challenges to begin with, we are then scolded for not somehow being serene enough while we toil towards our fertility goals. It’s normal feel frustrated and scared and isolated in this process. It *is* depressing. We’re gonna feel what we’re gonna feel. Time to shift our notion of psychological accountability while TTC, methinks. Onto the dirty details. The what-when-how-where of products and practices. Without further ado: Stuff That Probably Helped This Time All month: •Bayer prenatal supplements •folic acid (in addition to the prenatals’ folic content) •4 capsules of fish oil •C0Q10 supplement •selenium supplement •saint John’s wort supplements •2 drops daily of Woodstock brand “Women’s Repro Formula” (contains vitex, maca and all the usual suspects, $21) •probiotics twice daily with meals CD1 through ovulation: • red clover supplement • evening primrose oil supplement • expensive-ass deer antler tea 2-3 times daily (basically you soak it in a clay pot, strain that water and drink it and then add new water, simmer it for an hour, drink THAT and then if you’re feeling like a champ add more water for a final hour long simmer and drink that, too) actually I stuck to this regimen from CD1 til about 5DPO when I ran out and was too broke to buy more... but we’ll never know if it was this potion that tipped the scale “Mechanical” aid: • Wandflo OPK’s ordered online from Amazon • a small amount of preseed injected as close as possible to cervix right before intercourse followed by • softcup smeared with preseed directly after sex, that be left in for 12 hours • sorry for TMI but I tried to give myself an orgasm right after inserting the softcup each time (no, my partner didn’t do it lol) because they claim that the contractions cause “upsuck” (ew this word) • weekly acupuncture • not in the shower = wearing socks no matter what Stuff I avoided: • caffeine (so coffee, tea and chocolate) • alcohol • hot baths Other things I think helped: • I had an HSG test late autumn 2017 and I had never been pregnant. In the days following it some “debris” and mucus unlike anything I’d seen in that, uh, zone, seemed to be dislodged. I think the HSG might’ve cleared the pipes to an extent that they weren’t before. I’ve conceived for the first time in my whole life since then, which may tell us something about that procedure • my partner and I timed intercourse every other day from the first day my bleeding stopped until a few days after the OPK’s started to darken. By the way, he was also under instruction from the doctor not to masturbate because it’s thought to compromise sperm count • my partner started consistently taking a men’s multivitamin, selenium, folic acid, C0Q10, fish oil, selenium and fenugreek supplements every day starting about 3 months ago (they say it takes about 3 months to “build” fresh sperm that reach maturity and are ready to do their job And finally

Finally!!!! Bfp 2nd round of clomid 50 mg!!!

Hey, I'm 25 (as of two days ago) ....This is my first pregnancy. We actively tried for 8 months Before clomid. I had low hopes bc my period is extremely irregular! So I got blood work done , the culprit was high testosterone which had been preventing me from ovulating ! My doctor scheduled a D&C to clean out all the linings of cycles past bc she wanted me to have "a spring cleaning " before clomid.!! The first round was difficult for me & ovulation was EXTREMELY painful afterwards I had every symptom I could find on the internet and just "knew" I was pregnant! I was crushed when af came . Second round was much easier and laid back and I honestly assumed I had not ovulated bc besides some swelling in my ovaries I never felt the pain i felt the cycle before. My first cycle day 21 prog test was 22.6 the second round it was only 5 & I cried when I got the news bc I knew that meant i didn't ovulate and this month was a bust!!! Few days later I started getting all the usual symptoms of pms except the cramps and bloating would come and go rather than straight into full gear per usual and instead of just my nipples being sore like normal my breast were extremely sore on the sides too . I slept for an entire day as well but I had completely ruled pregnancy out and assumed the weird pms was due to the clomid or either anovulation .My doctor upped my dose to 100 mg and I was going to start my next round without af bc I thought she wasnt going to show due to me allegedly not ovulating that month! When my period was four days late I decided I would take one last test b4 I started the pills bc i got bfn the day of and day after my missed period .......i got a bfp !!!! Then another one the next day bc I couldn't believe it !! God is so good bc i was extremely discouraged and on the brink of just giving up ttc all together for awhile. The only thing I did different this month was use 2g of preseed instead of 1g even though he didn't like it! And i also took mucinex extra strength pill during my fertile window and prayed extremely hard bc at the end of the day regardless of how hard we try and what all we do to get a bfp God has the final say.i genuinely believe he heard my sincere, humble cry and blessed me thanks for reading.......!!!! read psalm 113 when you build a genuine relationship with God he will grant you the desires of your heart !

BFP at 9dpo after 4 cycles while breastfeeding

I always read these stories a lot when I was in the TTW, it was such a nice way to pass time and get hopeful. I always told myself I would add mine when I got a BFP because I didn't with my first. I have long cycles and didn't ovulate until CD25! I changed it up a bit this month by using pre-seed and soy isoflavones and having sex every other day from the end of my period until confirmed ovulation. We should have done the day after ovulation as well, but we were too tired lol. Now for the good stuff!! CD25(ovulation day) Strong cramps on the left side today and for the past few days, no other symptoms. 1dpo- Big temperature jump this morning, .70! CM is dry/sticky, cervix feels hard and closed and at a weird angle, loose stools, slight nausea (I always get loose stools and a little bit of nausea the day after O, nothing new for me. I assume its from the sudden spike in progesterone) Lower left back pain the evening. These signs tell me that I'm 1dpo. 2dpo- More loose stools, no other symptoms 3dpo- Nothing. Got my crosshairs on the Fertility Friend app today, ovulation confirmed! 4dpo- Nothing 5dpo- Another temp jump. I had bad dreams that was husband was having an affair. I NEVER remember my dreams upon waking and the only other time I had those nightmares was when I was pregnant with my daughter. This was my first inking that we may have caught it this month. 6dpo- TMI alert for this one; My cervix was VERY LOW. It felt almost like a uterine prolapse. It was not even a full fingertip into the vagina and the entrance felt swollen. It was honestly pretty alarming, but I remember having a very low cervix a few days before I got a BFP with my DD. This was the second sign that made me hopeful. I also had creamy EWCM. I always have this in the luteal phase, but this time it was slightly yellow. I *think* this was implantation day. 7dpo- Still had the same really low cervix and swollen feeling. More yellow tinted creamy EWCM 8dpo- Cervix is now back to normal and CM is drier. I took an Easy@home dipstick pregnancy test with FMU and it was stark white. I felt I was out, but reminded myself that it was still really early. No symptoms or signs other than feeling moody/weepy. I cried watching while Watching Moana. 9dpo- Faint positive with an Easy@home pregnancy test with FMU! It was sooooo light, but I knew any line within the time frame was probably a positive. Started getting excited. Tested with a Walmart First Signal test using the same urine and got a much more obvious line! I love these test! I now wonder if the First Signal one would have been positive yesterday. Still feeling moody, my husband commented that I was being short and rude with him. Oops.. 10dpo- Darker lines on both brands of test. OMG, its real! I'm pregnant! My daughter is going to a big sister! Baby number 2 is on the way, due the end of December. I'm now 18dpo (4w4d) and symptoms still aren't bad. Sore boobs every so often. My DD doesn't want to nurse anymore, either due to my milk drying up or a change in taste(does that happen this early on?) Lack of appetite, I only want Mexican food and buffalo chicken dip, but no real nausea yet. Still feeling moody and I have a complete lack of sex drive. Keep cooking little one, we can't wait to meet you.

BFP symptoms

DPO 1: Nothing yet DPO 2: Very emotional DPO 3: Nothing DPO 4: Breaking out, Breasts and back start to ache DPO 5: Very tired, breasts hurting more DPO 6: Slight nausea, acne, breasts more tender, very tired and somewhat dizzy DPO 7: Very Sore breasts, felt like they were on fire, raised BBT over cover line DPO 8: Confirmed BFP!

BFP at 9dpo after 4 cycles while breastfeeding

I always read these stories a lot when I was in the TTW, it was such a nice way to pass time and get hopeful. I always told myself I would add mine when I got a BFP because I didn't with my first. I have long cycles and didn't ovulate until CD25! I changed it up a bit this month by using pre-seed and soy isoflavones and having sex every other day from the end of my period until confirmed ovulation. We should have done the day after ovulation as well, but we were too tired lol. Now for the good stuff!! CD25(ovulation day) Strong cramps on the left side today and for the past few days, no other symptoms. 1dpo- Big temperature jump this morning, .70! CM is dry/sticky, cervix feels hard and closed and at a weird angle, loose stools, slight nausea (I always get loose stools and a little bit of nausea the day after O, nothing new for me. I assume its from the sudden spike in progesterone) Lower left back pain the evening. These signs tell me that I'm 1dpo. 2dpo- More loose stools, no other symptoms 3dpo- Nothing. Got my crosshairs on the Fertility Friend app today, ovulation confirmed! 4dpo- Nothing 5dpo- Another temp jump. I had bad dreams that was husband was having an affair. I NEVER remember my dreams upon waking and the only other time I had those nightmares was when I was pregnant with my daughter. This was my first inking that we may have caught it this month. 6dpo- TMI alert for this one; My cervix was VERY LOW. It felt almost like a uterine prolapse. It was not even a full fingertip into the vagina and the entrance felt swollen. It was honestly pretty alarming, but I remember having a very low cervix a few days before I got a BFP with my DD. This was the second sign that made me hopeful. I also had creamy EWCM. I always have this in the luteal phase, but this time it was slightly yellow. I *think* this was implantation day. 7dpo- Still had the same really low cervix and swollen feeling. More yellow tinted creamy EWCM 8dpo- Cervix is now back to normal and CM is drier. I took an Easy@home dipstick pregnancy test with FMU and it was stark white. I felt I was out, but reminded myself that it was still really early. No symptoms or signs other than feeling moody/weepy. I cried watching while Watching Moana. 9dpo- Faint positive with an Easy@home pregnancy test with FMU! It was sooooo light, but I knew any line within the time frame was probably a positive. Started getting excited. Tested with a Walmart First Signal test using the same urine and got a much more obvious line! I love these test! I now wonder if the First Signal one would have been positive yesterday. Still feeling moody, my husband commented that I was being short and rude with him. Oops.. 10dpo- Darker lines on both brands of test. OMG, its real! I'm pregnant! My daughter is going to a big sister! Baby number 2 is on the way, due the end of December. I'm now 18dpo (4w4d) and symptoms still aren't bad. Sore boobs every so often. My DD doesn't want to nurse anymore, either due to my milk drying up or a change in taste(does that happen this early on?) Lack of appetite, I only want Mexican food and buffalo chicken dip, but no real nausea yet. Still feeling moody and I have a complete lack of sex drive. Keep cooking little one, we can't wait to meet you.

BFP @ 14DPO

Hi, guys! I'm 33 and my husband is 40 and I have a 25 day cycle. We've been trying to conceive our first child for about 4 months now and last week, I got my BFP, thank the Lord! :-) I was an avid reader of TWW the entire time we were TTC and wanted to share my story to encourage other women. I used OPK kits the previous months but I think they were stressing me out. It made sex feel like a mission to my husband lol instead of a joy. So this month, I decided to just follow my apps' ovulation predictions (I used Ovia and Fertility Friend). I ovulated either on 3/13 or 3/14 so we had sex on 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/15, and 3/16. I really thought this wouldn't be our month since we missed O day but let this be an example of Jesus making things happen in His own time:-) I didn't feel any telltale symptoms. In fact, it felt JUST like I was going to get my period. Every month, I get intermittent tingling breasts and I got them this month too. And at 8 DPO like clock work, I got my normal af cramps gearing up. Nothing felt unusual to me until about 12 DPO, which was 2 days before my period. I usually get slight spotting, some pink when I wipe a few days before my period. But this time, I got nothing. Nothing at 13 DPO or 14 DPO. The evening my period was due, I took a test, thinking it would be negative and my period was just tardy. But I got a line! I was in such disbelief that I bought two more tests and they both were positive! As far as methods I used: -I used Preseed every time we had sex during my fertile window. I used to use it as a lubricant but the last two months, I inserted some inside and used some outside on my hubby -I cut way back on my caffeine. I used to drink a cup a day. But for the last two months, I had coffee maybe 3 days out of the month and switched to herbal teas. - I also started exercising slightly more, walking about 30 mins or so a day. I don't know if it helped but it certainly can't hurt. -I relaxed and began to really lean back and trust God. God gives good gifts and a child is one of His greatest gifts. His will and way is always better than ours so whenever I'd begin to freak out, I would be reminded that Jesus has me. I'm so grateful to God for this answered prayer and I pray for all of you trying to conceive. Keep seeking Him and trust that He indeed will answer! :-)

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