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TTC#1 Took 12 tests before I thought it was real!

OD: CD 15 using OPK to confirm. BD: CD 11, 13, 14 (with preseed inserted), and 15. I have been taking prenatal vitamins for 6 months and this month I tried to wait at least 10 minutes after sex before getting up. I am 34 years old, a healthy weight, and I did not stop drinking until BFP. This was the first month that I didn't chart my temp. I was getting discouraged. We have been trying for 6 months, but a few of those were missed opportunities because my husband is a FF and not home much in the summer. No major symptoms. I did feel like a strange urge to clean the last couple of days, which isn't like me...I also was asleep by 8:30pm each night, but I didn't think too much of it since I had been getting up early all week. Also, did have some blood in my nose a few days. I thought it could just be from dry weather. //DPO 4 / CD19// Weird brownish CM. I felt like I have had this before during my TWW, so I didn't think too much of it. Also, this would have been way to early for implantation. //DPO 9 / CD24// Couldn't fight the urge to POAS. Used an internet cheapie. BFN. //DP0 10 / CD25// Decided to keep the POAS train going. Used an internet cheapie. I saw a shadow. That's the only way to describe it, because it wasn't a line. It made me understand all the women on those boards that are posting pics asking for help in looking at a test because I felt crazy. I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. I fished out of the trash the test from DPO 9 to compare. Definitely a shadow. I somehow had a little pee left so I peed in a cup again. Did another internet cheapie...shadow. I am not crazy! I searched in the bathroom drawer for that one clear blue (not digital) that I had been saving for CD29...I dipped it in the same cup. Definite faint line! I couldn't help myself and tested a good around mid day. I held my bladder for a little over 3.5 hours and tried a Clear Blue Digital and BFN. //DPO 11 / CD26// Today my internet cheapie is a faint line. Slight morning sickness today. //DPO 12 / CD27// Today I got a "Pregnant" on a Clear Blue Digital. I also did my internet cheapie and it was about the same strength of line as yesterday. //DPO 13 / CD 29// Tested on my last Clear Blue Digital in the AM...Still pregnant. I did an internet cheapie in the PM and it was darker than the AM test yesterday. //DPO 14 / CD 30// Today my internet cheapie was finally almost as dark as the control line. ::Sigh of relief:: I am done POAS...for now! I decided to keep in my DPOs 11-14 because I began to freak out that this was a chemical pregnancy. The pregnancy boards can be a scary place when you are feeling unsure. I hope this will help someone else to not worry and know that a faint line is not a bad thing!! I guess the worry will continue now for a million other reasons, but I am definitely pregnant!!

Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

BFP After 5 Years of Trying!

I have read so many stories on TWW for the past five years, I always hoped I could write one too. And here I am! *Fair warning, this is not one of those Symptom by CD. Those are super helpful when you are scouring TWW for hopeful insight, however, I was not able to catalogue my symptoms. This is also a lengthy post. I am 22 and DH is 27. Before I begin I want to explain that this cycle was unlike any other. When you've been TTC for so long it is almost inevitable to begin to learn to "listen" to what your body it saying. Since tracking my ovulation via FertilityFriend and the occasional ovulation testing, I learned how my body would feel during ovulation. Usually occurring on the left side of my lower abdomen, I could feel a small pinching throughout the day. My breast would become sore on the sides for two weeks, then the day before AF arrives my breast were no longer sore. This was my indication of ovulation. Two weeks later AF would arrive like clockwork. This cycle I did not feel any of my normal ovulation symptoms. So much so I assumed I was having an anovulatory cycle. My cycles used to be extremely irregular: six months without a cycle for example. However, in the past year they have regulated to a 28 to 35 day cycle with ovulation occurring around CD17-CD20. CD27 rolls around and I assume I am out this month since my breast are becoming sore and DH and I haven’t (TMI) BD in the way you make a baby. CD29: I am feeling pre-AF cramps. So really think I am out. CD 30 TMI: after using the restroom I found peach colored discharge upon wiping. I assumed this was my period. In the past I have had multiple periods that consisted of spotting of light brown to dark red and a flow light enough for only a panty liner. This lasted until CD32. I did have the thought this could be implantation bleeding but five years of TTC slightly smashed that hope. CD34: Got my faint BFP in the evening yesterday after deciding to test for some reason. When I saw the line, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me or it was a faulty test. But a pink line is a pink line. CD35: Tested again today. Actually two times, out of disbelief. Both BFP. The darkness of the line has not changed since last night, but I know it takes two days for the HGC to double. Thinking back on how I was feeling before I knew I was pregnant I did have a few symptoms, though I cannot tell when in my cycle I experienced them. List of Symptoms: Extremely gassy. This is of no attempt to be modest, I barely pass gas unless I ate something unhealthy. But the past two weeks, just terrible. DH even noticed. I kept smelling a fishy smell everywhere, but it was and still is no where to be found. And I am the only one who can smell it. Lucky me. Very sensitive and lots of tears. Crying during movies is normal for me, but I’ve been ugly crying at a lot of stuff. Things that aren’t even sad. I am feeling lots of pinching and pulling in my lower abdomen. It feels as though I am flexing below my belly button. So overall, I honestly don't feel pregnant. And I am still in disbelief.. It happens you guys, just be patient and remain hopeful. the pain is real and can overcome you if you let it. Fingers crossed for you.

BFP with little to no symptoms

So I just wanted to share with you the big news! I got my BFP !!! TTC #6 months So what felt different this month is that I didn't get sore boobs, no moody spells or any cramping that I would usually get before AF. The only thing that was different this month was alot of CM 2dpo for about 5 days or so. So I'm 12dpo now and I've been getting pains the last 2 days and I'm like hmm.. dam AF is about to arrive anytime. But the pains weren't consistent with PMS pains, but still had the overall feeling there! So stopped by the shop, picked up a PG test. I had tested about 4 days earlier due to sheer excitement, but came back negative. I wasn't too bummed about it because I knew it was too early to test, but I couldn't help myself. BFP came late afternoon today! So over the moon. So now it's just the wait till the 12 week mark that I can tell my family! I'm hoping everything will go well. BTW, I love reading everyone's stories on here. It's what got me through the TWW, and gave me so much hope!! Thankyou all, much love xx
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BFP after 5 BFN and recent miscarriage

I wanted to share my story to give hope to those who may need it, I myself read this blog often and found it helpful. I recently had a DNC in March due to a miscarriage. My husband and i decided to wait a little while before trying again so we finally decided to kinda of try in August. I did not buy ovulation test i only went off the glow app. I didn't really have any symptoms and tested with a BFN so I was certain I was out. I tested 5 times with the lastest at 13 DPO and still BFN, I decided to test again two days later and I got my first BFP and at this point I was about 2 days late for my period. I didn't get many symptoms till it was time for my period so I really felt they were not due to pregnancy. The only thing I felt was a sore throat about 4 days before my BFP, i now have sore breast. I'm so excited and nervous and just pray this pregnancy goes well and it's my rainbow baby.

BFP TWW CYCLE#3 Not Many Symptoms!!!

Hi there all!!! Had to post on this site bc like many of us read this site and feel it is only fair to return and add our story as well once we have our own to tell!!! Well long story short we started trying 3 months ago and already have two beautiful daughters age 11 and 4. I am about to be 31 soon and want more kids and finally talked my DH into giving me another. (I told him I wanted to be pregnant before I turn 31) crazy how life works! Anywho here goes my pretty uneventful two week wait! EWCM-hurried up and hopped in bed to “tuck Dh in” lol (he did not know I was tracking anything) Positive OPK next two days! (BD ABOUT 3X during these 2 days) 1-5DPO NOT MUCH just watery cm that turned to creamy 5-8DPO FULL BREAST (no soreness or pain or tenderness) and on 8dpo I had a temp drop 9-10dpo temp rose back up and stayed steady and on 9dpo I had lots of creamy thin milky cm that went away next day... nipples looked PUFFY and they looked like they had a darker hue around the outsides of the areaolas (room test both days and NEG!!!) but at evening time I did take one more Wal-Mart first signal test and it looked like a huge dye run so I put it away and didn’t look at it again until about midnight and rinsed it off with a q-tip “just to see” and lo and behold all that was left was a dark second line same thickness! (Went to bed excited and confused lol) 11DPO woke up and took a FRER AND IT WAS BFP (faint but def there!!!) I am still in shock bc I had NO CRAMPS AND NO PAINS AND NO SPOTTING! I actually had no symptoms except for the puffy nipples lol and I thought I was out bc I wasn’t feeling anything like so many women say they do and all of these sites! Remember we are all different and all will feel different! So don’t worry or give up just yet bc you don’t feel like this or that person!

For me, this is nothing short of a miracle...

Well I’ll be damned. I’m practically speechless. I truly didn’t believe several aspects of our situation were true. But turns out, all of those stories I’ve heard are possible. We tried for over a year with our first, DS and ended up having to get fertility testing done. The conclusion the endocrinologist came to was “unexplained infertility”. We proceeded straight to IVF, considering IUI is not very affective at all with our diagnosis. We conceived DS our first attempt. Amazing. We were over the moon. I had an incredible pregnancy and my little guy is incredible. We are just so thrilled. BUT... we wanted more! So, we decided we were ready to start trying again. We decided to attempt on our own for two months, and proceed with IVF yet again, if we were unsuccessful. Well! lol and behold! Our very first month trying. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw that “yes+”. Let me give you the low down... firstly I want to say, that I NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING WERE “SYMPTOMS”. I FELT NO DIFFERENT!!!!! At ALL!!!! Felt more symptoms on months that I wasn’t pregnant. CD 10, 11 and 12- EWCM, bd on CD 12 ONLY!!!! Didn’t even know if I was ovulating for sure. When in doubt, BD with all EWCM!!!! CD 13, 1dpo, 2dpo, 3dpo- O cramps (which iv never had before) 4dpo, 5dpo, 6dpo- constipated, but so was DH... something we ate?? Didn’t eat? 7dpo- smallish glob of white creamy/sticky cm. Didn’t recall ever having this (this was really the only sign that MAY have tipped me off a little) 8, 9dpo- tiny bit of ewcm when wiping. Tested BFN (I thought this was 9dpo but it was actually 8dpo when I tested) Today I saw someone having a grilled cheese and tomato and NEEDED one! But I never pulled the idea out of my head. I never considered this a “craving” with my first pregnancy, but in retrospect, these were my cravings. Only when I SAW someone eating something. 10dpo- tested fmu BFN. Thought for sure I was out. Headache (but didn’t sleep well and had a glass of wine) 11,12dpo- nothing 13dpo- tiny pinhead red dot when I checked my cervix (I always thought this was people exaggerating!) had cramping after this check from irritating it but it dissipated in a few minutes. Ovia app says to test. I’m too scared. So used to BFNs... 14dpo- small amount of buggery pink tinged cm. I get this EVERY time I’m about to get AF. Thought for sure I was out. 15dpo- nothing at all... hmmm... tested at 1pm with FRER digital, after peeing all day and BAAM! BFP!!!!!! Unreal. I was in utter shock! Waited like 5min for the damn thing to show up! But it was real!!! I always thought that any spotting at all the day before and the day AF was due (especially with no other symptoms to speak of) meant AF for sure. It’s happened to me a million times where I thought that I could still be pregnant after spotting 13,14dpo... and I’d always get AF. But this time!!!! AND, I’ve heard so many stories of women getting pregnant naturally after infertility, but me??? And the FIRST try!!?!!??? Nothing short of a miracle. Can’t wait to tell my husband. I wish the very best of luck to all of you. And PLEASE, ignore family and friends, and if you want it bad enough, do WHATEVER it takes to get YOUR baby! ❤️❤️❤️ Feel free to email me!

34 Years Old. TTC #3 for 11 months. BFP

Hey everyone.... I am on here sharing again for the 2nd time. My first time sharing was after struggling with secondary infertility in 2015. I have a pretty amazing background testimony preceding this pregnancy and if you have time feel free to look it up. Was entered Oct / 2015 and I believe it was titled "our testimony". It is way more action packed than this entry! So hubby and I have been trying for about 11 months after having our 2nd child. Nothing was happening. We sold our home and moved into my parents while waiting for our house to be built and I had noticed I didnt really have a period since April. Not really anything new for me, my cycles are always irregular. I had some spotting at the end of June for 3 days but again, not out of the norm so I didn't think too much about it. Thought it was just another wonky cycle with no ovulation. Anyways so then July 16th I have some light pink spotting when I wipe and it only lasts that night. The next morning I wake up and realize I threw my shoulder out along with my neck and it's so painful! I tell myself I will buy some muscle relaxants on the way home. So I stopped by wal mart and thought what if I am pregnant? Maybe I should rule it out before taking these. So I go home and POS and its blazing a positive line before the control line shows up. I was so happy but I am also confused. How long have I been pregnant? I spotted late June as well so it's hard to tell. I also have had very little symptoms... I have had no nausea, no breast pain just some mild heaviness, but one thing that did strike me as odd was a few weeks ago I felt like there was a lot of pulling and stretching behind my belly button. Something I usually get after 4 months... I attributed it to lifting my toddler and maybe tweaking something and to this day by abdominal muscles are slightly achy and behind my belly button and also since i found out i have had lower aching in my back. Might be because I know I am pregnant now but I swear I noticed more symptoms after finding out. I have a doctor's appointment booked for Monday and hopefully I will be able to find out how far along I am around then:) Anyhow I just feel so thankful after our struggle to be able to be pregnant again. I'm thankful to God and the plans he has for each one of us. I hold the women on this site very dear to my heart and I know how torturous the wait can be. Praying you all see your BFP soon!
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12DPO BFP! The crazy things ive done this TTC cycle

Hi Lovely ladies, I have been endlessly searching through forums such as this one since my DH and i decided to TTC in Feb, foolishly we thought it wouldnt take us long to get pregnant (people who say oh you will catch so quick when you come off the pill LIE!! haha) so every cycle i try and add a few new crazy things ive read from other peoples BFP stories, which is why i felt i should post mine.. whether these things worked or this month was just our month i dont know but it certainly didnt hurt! So from my period ending to Ovulation i drank 2 glasses of watered down POM (100% Pomegrante juice) i had read that this thickens the lining making it more inviting for a egg, i also read a bit about acupuncture and about having a warm womb... so from period to ovulation i would put a lavender wheat bag that had been heated up in the microwave on my stomach for at least half an hour once a day, i also wore socks all the time as with the acupuncture they say warm feet warm womb :) I used clear blue ovulation sticks which this month did not work! i got to CD17 and still no smiley face so after running out of the CB sticks and coming to terms with possibly not ovulating this month i thought would buy some ovulation sticks of Amazon 30 + 10 PG tests for £6, i used a ov strip on CD18 and had a dark test line although not as strong as the control line so i continued to use them and noticed the line get later, suggesting i had already ovulated and CB missed it!! Thankfully we had BD every other day from the end of my period and also occasionally used Conceive plus. Because of the ovulation confusion, i also had a temp drop and then spike CD12/CD13 so i really had no clue but took the ov strips info as i had ovulated around CD17, this cycle i was also really keen to try the pineapple core theory however its supposed to be from 1-5DPO and at this point i was possibly 4DPO, but through some googling had seen it was ok up to day 7 so i had the pineapple from 4-7DPO. i had a busy weekend so didnt pay attention to much and with FF saying i had OV CD19 i just tried to not stress then - 7DPO (classing CD17 as ov) i noticed my left breast had increased in size as had the nipple, it was a tad sore but nothing much 8DPO i got a few spots on my chin which i dont normally get 10DPO after BD when i wiped i noticed alot of pink tinged CM which i assumed was the start of AF, later that day i got a raging headache which i never get but again put it down to the heat in the UK at the mo which i also blamed on a few nights of awful sleep 11DPO i thought i would just try one of these tests, i had read headaches, spots, pink after BD, swollen breasts could all be signs.... i thought i could see the faintest ever barely a line but thought it was me wishing too hard so i threw it away.... that day after a BM there was bright red blood and i thought definitely AF but then nothing... so the next day i took another test and the line was darker!! so im now 14DPO and had my 3rd day of clear positives! So im planning to tell DH tonight now i know its not a fluke! Anyway i hope this helps 1 person as these forums helped me, gave me hope and now i get my own story to share :)

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.

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