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I cannot believe I finally get to submit my BFP story!! EEEK

History on DH and I: I am 26 and he is 27. I have minor history of PCOS (one cyst once and told PCOS) and elevated Prolactin (highest recorded: 61). DH has low numbers (<10 million pre wash) and low motility (<20% pre wash). We have been trying to conceive for 3 years. We were put on 3 rounds of clomid (May, June, and August 2017) with no pregnancy success but had positive ovulation tests every time. OBGYN sent us to South Florida IVFMD for further help.

Reproductive Endocrinologist suggested IUI since both hubby and I were below average but not so low to where she suggested IVF. She placed me on synthroid (hypothyroidism runs in my family and my numbers were a little too off for their liking) and I started Femera 12/26/2017. IUI was on 01/05/2018 and 01/06/2018 where DH had a 2.4 million/ 65% post wash sample and 600,000/95% post wash sample. I was instructed to either have a beta done or do a HPT 01/18/2018. However, I started spotting 01/16/2018 and thought for sure I was out. I took a FRER HPT 01/18/2018 and saw the faintest line but only if I held it up to the bathroom light. I thought I was making myself crazy and threw it out. 01/20/2018, I starting bleeding very heavily, bled a medium flow the next day, and had two spots of blood 01/22/2018. I went to the doctor to start our second round of IUI where she did a beta pregnancy test only as a formality. Shockingly, she said I was pregnant (Beta: 26) but was probably losing the baby to miscarriage with all the bleeding I experienced that weekend. She placed me on Progesterone suppositories to stop the bleeding and I took another Beta two days after (Beta: 44). Now that they confirmed that I was still pregnant, they were worried about ectopic pregnancy with the beta not doubling. They ordered another Beta Friday (Beta: 96). NUMBERS MORE THAN DOUBLED!! They are not so worried about ectopic now :) Hopefully our little Peanut will continue to grow happily and healthily. I wanted to share because I want all the women out there to know that weird things can happen and you can be pregnant with all of the situations above and more I'm sure.

What I did in the month of the IUI that may have helped me get pregnant:
Took Prenatal and Vitamin E everyday
The day of the IUIs, DH and I BD and I laid down for the rest of the day.
After the IUI, ate 1/5 pineapple with core for five days. Also, placed a heating pad either on my back or belly throughout the work day. Lastly, I followed chinese medicine and only drank warm fluids, drank lots of water and tea, and had full fat dairy. I also exercised with walking or jogging every day (not a common thing for me).
I also visualized the sperm joining with the egg. I know it sounds weird but some women swear by it and it worked for me :)

Other than normal period symptoms, I did not have any pregnancy symptoms the weeks after IUI.

Low AMH, age 41, natural BFP 10po

I thought I'd post my story in the hope it gives encouragement to others.

I was diagnosed with low AMH over a year ago (.2 in November 2016, when I was 40). I had only met my partner in 2014, and he is a few years younger than me, and wasn't ready to immediately start trying, even though we really had no time to lose.

So we took advantage of our infertility diagnosis and did three rounds of IVF to try to freeze embryos (we are fortunate to live in a state whereIVF was mostly covered). It was not very successful: on a max doses of stims, we ended up with only 3 frozen embryos after 3 rounds.

In September 2017, we decided we would try naturally for 6 months before implanting the frosties. You never know, right? I had turned 41 in August. We used a clear blue opk to try to get the timing right. I have short cycles: 24-25 days. But OPK suggested I was still ovulating.

Today, after only four months trying, we got our BFP 10dpo! It is faint but pretty clear on an FRER. I am still in shock, and trying not to get my hopes up because I know the chances of mc are so high.

Since o-day I have had no noticeable symptoms, in spite of my best attempts to fabricate them. No tender breasts, no implantation spotting, no nausea. Hopefully that is not a bad sign.

In any event, wanted to share my story in case there are other 40+ low AMHers out there. I was really convinced that this was not possible!

Didn't even think I was pregnant!! No symptoms at all!!!

Hi everyone, (sorry for the long post)
I decided to write this, bcuz like so many other women I would search and search and read for any little clue any little chance of hope.
I got my BFP on 12/30/2017 but I would have bet ANYTHING that I wasn't!
A little back story: I'm 28 DH is 30 we have been married for 5 years but have been dating since I was 12 yrs old (6th grade). We don't have any children and didn't start trying until 2 years ago.
Imagine my shock when it wasn't happening right away. I used opks and temping but nothing! I cried and stressed every cycle. I would think of the worst possible thing that could be wrong with me. After a year of trying I decided to buy some preseed and the first month BAM, BFP in Feb 2017!! I was over the moon! I had so many symptoms from the moment of ovulation, super sore boobies, lots of extra cm, dizzy, nauseous, heightened sense of smell and I wanted to jump DH bones all the time lol.. I did notice that my lines were faint at 1st but got darker within a few days, I didn't think anything of it.
Well I went for a scan in March when I should have been 8 weeks according to my LMP but I told my Dr I ovulate late and that according to my calculations I should be about 7 weeks, but the baby was only measuring at 6 weeks. So she sent me off to get a TVUS one week later. My heart felt crushed but I still kept positive. I went to my appointment and I should have now been 8/9 weeks, my baby was still at 6weeks 1day with no heartbeat. I cried and cried. I decided to let my baby pass naturally and on my birthday when I should have been 11 weeks it finally did. It was a tough and mental/physical rollercoaster to say the least. My DH supported me through everything.
So a month after that, I started trying again. I did not use preseed and month after month was depresses when af would show up. I went to the Dr again in Oct and she said there was nothing wrong with me and that if by March 2018 I still wasn't pregnant we would look more into it. But I always wanted to have a baby before 30! And March is my bday month. I was annoyed and upset. Well I moved into a new house in Nov and I thought I was pregnant bcuz my boobies were super sore and I had extra cm. But a week later af showed up..
December 2018
Ok my cycles are 35 days I know I ovulate between CD 19-22 and decided this month to use preseed again and used it on my highly fertile days up until ovulation.
1DPO - 14DPO NOTHING no sore boobies, no extra cm. Actually dry! Usually even when AF shows I have a little bit of cm. But nothing! No dizziness or heightened sense of smell. Nothing!!! I was so sure I wasn't pregnant.
9DPO - took a wondfo test cuz I have a bunch Neg.
13DPO - took another wondfo bcuz I was a little crampy and back ached, but that's totally normal for me b4 af shows, and nothing STARK WHITE!! I cried and felt deflated I just don't think it will ever happen for me. My wonderful DH wanted me to get my mind off of it, since I cried all night telling him I wasn't pregnant and I never would be able to give us a child. (He is so supportive always telling me it's ok and if we don't have a child that we have each other and our dog Arcric). So he planned a beautiful trip the next day,
We went horse back riding, drank a piña colada and went swimming. (The horse I rode was pregnant and was so lovely and we'll behaved, there was also a pitbull on the property and the owners said she was very aggressive, but she came right up to me and wanted me to pet her and she followed me everywhere, the owners were very surprised, I think animals have that sense and know before we even do). I had a great time and went to bed happy and sore from the horse that night lol.
15DPO - ok af is a day late didn't think to much about it bcuz sometimes she is a day or 2 late or early. Buuut I have a FRER test in my drawer that I had been saving. I decided screw it and used it. I didn't want to look, I had my eyes shut and peeked through my fingers, I almost fell down! There it was the line I've been waiting to see! It wasn't super dark, but clearly there! My BFP I was so so excited!!!
I went out and bought a CB digital and it said pregnant 2-3weeks! The wondfo tests still came up really light, almost invisible. And I did another FRER 6 days later from my 1st positive test and the line was so much darker that it took up most the dye and the control line was lighter lol

BFP before septum removal surgery

History: After a year and a half of trying, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a complete uterine septum, and low egg count (1.5). I had a laparoscopy and hysterscopy in Oct 2018, where they removed as much of the endo as they could and removed polps from my cervix. They discovered that my septum was thicker then they thought so they didn't remove it. My RE wanted me to get an MRI and have a specialist look at it. They did and it was determined that they could operate on it safely and surgery was set for January. This was back at the beginning of December and it is now Dec 25 and I just got my first BFP three days ago. I would love to be consumed with joy but instead all I can think about is how likely my pregnancy will end in a miscarriage. Hopefully everything happens for a reason and if anything, I can say that YES I can get pregnant naturally.

This month was probably the first month I didn't track any symptoms, thinking we could take a cycle off before my surgery. I'm not even sure when I ovulated and I think we only bd'd once around that time. Also after my laparoscopy, everything about my cycle was a little off. I did start changing a lot of things this month because I believed that after they removed my septum I would start on IVF and I wanted to start improving my egg quality. I started to think about my diet, BPA, and chemicals in our house. Coincidentally my husband bought a bunch of fresh pineapple (I think it was on sale) and I did eat all of it around the time of my ovulation. Also, my 80 year old grandma told me recently that the reason I don't have a baby is because I walk barefooted around my house. I disregarded this as a superstition.....but I started wearing socks to bed this month just in case. So I guess my grandma got the last laugh.

I know its been said on here time and time again but I definitely have had more pregnancy symptoms in previous cycles then I did this cycle. The first sign something was off was the lack of my usual PMS symptoms. Usually about a week before my period my bb's get really hard and sensitive but they felt normal. I chalked it up to the changes from the removal of my endo. Then a couple days before my expected period I started to feel like I was coming down with something. I felt feverish (only had a low grade temp),tired, and sore throat. This was odd because I don't normally get sick and if I do it only lasts max two days. So on the third day of felling awful, I decided to test just for good measure and there was a shadow of a line on an amazon cheapie. I sent my husband out in the morning to get a First Response and a Clear Blue and they were instant positives. I have an appt tomorrow to get my blood drawn and find out the next steps. Good thought are appreciated!

I'll be 35 in five days! Little to no symptoms!

I've read many of these stories, and at times they made me feel a little closer to two beautiful lines that mean that my s/o and I are going to be parents. These are symptoms for you to obsess over ;), even though they were surprisingly few: 1dpo-11dpo- a couple of bloody noses when I woke up. Chalked it up to the heat. I remember being surprised at how little cramping I had after ovulation because I usually have more. 12dpo boobs started getting a burning sensation through out, but it was on and off so I didn't put too much into it. 13dpo boobs still tingling/sore. Which was pretty normal for me, but this seemed later in my cycle for it to happen. Temp also was still up.
14dpo woke up and removed, still very high. Temp would definitely be down today with period dye. Gulped, and tested. When I thought I saw a vvvvfl on the wondfo I tested on a dollar tree cheapo. I didn't wait long enough, and started blubbering and crying, asking why my temp was still up if the tests were negative. Went and laid back down and pouted for a bit, but shrugged it off and mentally started planning for January to try as December we wouldn't be able to. I was getting ready to get on with the day when I thought I'd take one more look, and both had a line! I immediately pulled another wondfo and dollar tree test(different kind this time), and faint positives on both. Took another wondfo while I sat in shock. Still in shock and it's hours later! Took a first response after a six hour pee hold and there is no doubt a line! After trying eleven times with four different donors for two years it felt like it wouldn't happen, but it totally did and I am so blessed and feeling so much ridiculous joy. I'll do my very best to never take this for granite. So many many rowdy blessings to you who are on the ttc train. I know it starts to make you second guess your instincts, but do your best to listen to them anyway. Baby dust!!!

Unsure of Symptoms By DPO

Hi Ladies!
I wanted to come on here and share my story for those of you who are impatient, frustrated, and fed-up!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2017. Not an incredibly long time, I know, but feels like eons for someone like me! Each month was one BFN after another and I couldn't take the constant disappointment.
I started monitoring at a fertility clinic, which was the best decision I ever made! Why? Because they took all the guess work out of this already calculating process.
For 2 months, I went in day after day for blood work and ultrasound until they told me i was ovulation and should dtd. Once you do, they prescribed me Prometrium vaginal supplements to assist with my luteal phase. I was on Prometrium beginning 1 DPO for 2 cycles which can cause pregnancy-like symptoms. Also, keep in mind, I am the worst symptom spotter! I get lost in message boards. Anyway were my symptoms prior to getting BFP while on Prometrium:

Nov 27th 1 DPO: No symptoms. Started Prometrium morning and night
2 DPO: no symptoms
3 DPO: mild pressure in lower stomach and upper vag towards end of day. Thinking it may be a tummy ache and too early for symptoms
4 DPO: Increase in CM by end of day. Probably the Prometrium
5 DPO: Chunky cottage-cheese-like CM. Probably the Prometrium
6 DPO: No symptoms. CM returned to normal
7 DPO: cramps and bloating but chalked it up to eating bad food
8 DPO: left boob a little sore near armpit, but not to the touch. Might be in my head
9 DPO: boobs slightly sore on and off
10 DPO: boobs slightly sore and weird sharp pain to the right of my belly button on and off
11 DPO: boobs slightly sore. mild cramps by end of day
12 DPO: boobs slightly sore
13 DPO: slightly sore boobs, dull headache. Boobs look a little bigger but probably in my head
14 DPO: tired but i just made a big brunch for my family. Boobs slightly sore
December 11th 15 DPO: Upper and middle back hurting, boobs slightly sore, dry CM, cervix low, hard, and closed. Went in to the clinic this morning for my blood test and they called to tell me i'm 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant! I'm in shock I got my BFP!!! It's so unreal to me but I wanted this message board to be the first place, the first people I tell about my pregnancy (I will surprise my husband tonight). Boards and sites like these were so incredibly helpful and insightful and not only got me through the dreaded 2ww, but the 9 months we tried to conceive.

Ladies, I urge you to share your stories and symptoms because it truly helps those going through the process!

If anyone has questions, please let me know!

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No symtoms at all! BFP after 3 miscarriages

I've been on this site so many times over the last few years and am so happy to post today but thought it would be particularly encouraging for those in the 2ww who have no symptoms. We've been trying for our third child for the last 3 years and have had 3 miscarriages and many many months of BFN's in between. The 2ww is so hard and I've been writing down how I feel every day. Last month I was so certain I was pregnant (I had what I thought was implantation pain, awful nausea, a strange taste in my mouth) that I went and had an ultrasound 2 days before AF was due as I thought it might show something and I couldn't wait any longer! Of course I wasn't but here I am 1 month later and I am! I have to stress I had absolutely no symptoms..no nausea, no abdo pain, no fatigue, no bloating etc. In my last pregnancies I think I had very slight fullness in my boobs even at this stage but I don't even have that. Oh dear as I write tis I'm worrying already that it's not going to last! Oh well, will deal with that if and when.. Anyway am going to try to enjoy it for now!
Good luck everyone , wish you all lots of love and courage,
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BFP, so different from my CPs

I have a long history of cps, an angel baby, and a rainbow baby (now 3!). With each cp I “felt” pregnant a few days before my missed period, got a bfp on 14dpo and then it would end on dpo16 or 17. This one is different, so hopefully it’s going to stick! I have a 26 day cycle and O on cd12 like clockwork. BDd on cd10 then had massive uti, I never get those, thought I was out this cycle. Zero symptoms besides irritability which I thought was pms. 14dpo no AF. 15dpo BFP!!! A little indigestion in the evening but otherwise nothing. I have a feeling this one is going to stick *fingers crossed*

BFP 15dpiui 4 years in the making!

I'll do a quick background and get to the good stuff. My husband and I were not getting pregnant--plain and simple--we had every diagnostic test and were eventually diagnosed with unexplained infertility which I don't know what is more frustrating--having a reason or not having a reason. I stalked this site for years and read so many words of wisdom that brought me out of the darkest funks so I felt like if there was a person out there needing words of encouragement I feel like I needed to offer them. You need to find what will keep you going when things seem to be either going in the opposite direction or everything seems to have failed. When things seem out of your control (which this whole journey has been) you have control of one thing: educating yourself. You are your best advocate. Read the research from reputable sources, know the terminology and questions to ask. That is what I did instead of getting overwhelmed with the fearful question of "What if we can't ever have kids??" Do not compare yourself to your friends or your family and what they have--this is your journey. If you want to be a parent there are so many ways to become one--we decided to up our game for the best chances, but did not rule out eventually adopting and that option is still something we consider. This kept my family off my back when I turned 34 this year and was not yet pregnant. The good thing about making that decision is we could become parents at any age! If we were 50 and still wanted children to be a part of our lives we could--there are so many children out there who need loving parents. Ok enough with the philosophical stuff, I could probably write a book about my journey but you're here for my symptoms:
This was our 3rd and final attempt at IUI and if this didn't work we had plans to start the IVF process in the next month.
CD4 to 8: 5mg Femara (this was my 6th non-consecutive cycle taking this)
CD 5 to CD11: Gonal-F injections--50 ius per night (first cycle of trying this)
CD11: ultrasound showed 2 follicles that were a decent size (about 16 and 17 average mm) so that is why I did another Gonal-F injection on CD11 to help them mature more.
CD12: Ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation
CD13: IUI
CD14/1dpiui: Baby dance--so now we don't know what worked :), major cramps from IUI
CD15/2dpiui: Prometrium 200mg pill every night (6th cycle using this too)--bring on the symptoms that mimic pregnancy out of everything including the shots--these are what I disliked the most
3 to 8dpiui: No symptoms at all--did yoga with legs up in the air against the wall hoping that would help with blood flow to uterus--we try everything we read don't we?
9dpiui: boobs started getting sore on the sides--this is a classic AF symptom though so thought I was out for sure
10 & 11dpiui: no symptoms except sore breasts continued
12dpiui: Is that a blue vein in my areola? Sometimes I imagine changes that aren't really there because of wishful thinking. Feeling like I'm out because of no other symptoms except the usual ones--I went out to dinner and had a margarita. Resisted the urge to test--I didn't want a false positive or negative--and my doctor said not to test and to wait for the blood test. This was absolute torture.
13dpiui: Felt a little hungover just from 1 margarita. Boobs aren't sore anymore, this happens when AF is about to show so definitely thought I was out. Went to mall and saw kids sitting with Santa for their Christmas pictures and I thought "Yet another holiday I have to avoid my family's awkward ways of trying to ask us when we're having kids". I really wanted to test just to get it over with so I could process and move on to planning my next cycle.
14dpiui: OMG it's Sunday and I want to test! Boobs are sore again but it only comes back at night--hence when I take the progesterone so of course I thought it was because of that.
15dpiui: Beta HCG test result--received call in afternoon from my lovely nurse who said I was pregnant! I screamed "WHAT?!?!?" so loud I scared my dogs. Level was 312. I go back in 2 days for another test to make sure my numbers rise. Just for the heck of it I peed on a stick. When you've had years upon years of seeing BFN's it's a relief to see two lines finally!

In my parting words--do not give up, we are proof. There were many times I read "do not give up", and I hope whoever is out there who needs to read that in the exact moment they are having doubts it will give you some hope. There are 3 major 'milestones' in the baby making realm: getting pregnant (check), staying pregnant (bring on a whole other set of worries), and having a healthy baby. I'm looking forward to these next 9 months and trying to stay positive about everything. When you've spent years of your life trying to attain pregnancy you don't know what to do once you actually overcome that first obstacle.

BFP 2nd cycle after IUD removal

I've been trolling this site FOREVER so I thought it was only right I added my own story :)

Backstory:
I got my first IUD after I had my daughter in 2011, had it in for 6 years (removed in July)
I had my second IUD removed 9/19 after having it in for a little over a year and had my first cycle 9/22
Last cycle we tried actively everyday during my fertile cycle (as indicated by Ovia Fertility App) and I SWEAR I felt every symptom possible including "implantation cramps" but wasn't pregnant.

This cycle I had next to no symptoms, but I took that as a good sign considering how many I swore by last month which were actually nothing, so here it is:

1-8 DPO: Absolutely nothing.

9 DPO: [[Yeast infection-like symptoms]] SUPER uncomfortable feeling during sex and then general discomfort afterward which reminded me of a yeast infection. I knew this was odd because I'd only ever had one yeast infection, seven years ago, from antibiotics when I got my wisdom teeth out.

10 DPO: [[Super sensitive sense of smell]] My boyfriend was eating Philly cheesesteak soup, which he has done a million times and it's never bothered me but the smell was killing me! He thought I was being a brat when I covered up my face because I couldn't stand the smell but I really could have been sick. Tester FRER around 5 pm, BFN - nada - not even a squinter.

11 DPO: [[SUPER tired]] Came home for lunch and nearly fell asleep, got home and felt a familiar exhaustion I remember having with my daughter; not "sleepy-tired" but feeling like my body could sink in my bed, reluctant to get up for any reason. Went to Walmart and got three .88 tests (because I'm an addict) Tested around 6 pm, VERY faint squinter. Naturally, I took the test apart and help it up to the light and saw a VERY VERY VERY FAINT pink line. Aware that tests are basically invalid after scientific probing, decided to retest in the morning.

12 DPO: Took .88 Walmart test with FMU and as dye swept the window I saw the test line light up! After sitting for a minute or two I could see a faint positive BUT I didn't have to rip it apart or hold it up to the light!

I've attached a picture of my test both tweaked and not tweaked but I'm over the moon to start this journey again :) I will attach my test Monday (expected period). Baby dust to everyone!

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