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BFP with NO symptoms

Hi ladies I don't know how many times I have read through the stories on this board, looking for hope or reassurance. There is just no way that I wasn't going to come back and post my own, so here goes: We have been trying since January and almost every month that has gone by, I've been "sure" that I have one or more symptoms, only for AF to arrive, right on time. Much to my amazement, I received my BFP on Friday morning. The line was faint, but definitely there - no squinting required - and came up within the first 2 minutes. I have subsequently pee'd on a stick every morning since to watch the line get darker (which it has), and to remind myself that I really AM pregnant and not making it all up ;) This is because I HAVE NO SYMPTOMS! None. Zip. Zero. I feel as normal as any other day. The only reason I tested when I did was because I had a very vivid dream about being pregnant. Now, I know that some may call that a symptom, but I don't think it counts. This lack of symptoms is so complete that I have POAS at least twice every day since Friday and have had 2 blood tests. My beta numbers have come back with a doubling time of 31 hours, so the levels are really racing up, and yet, I HAVE NO SYMPTOMS! No sore breasts; no nausea; no fatigue; no funny taste or super sense of smell; no headaches; no backache; no cramp... NADA. I am very grateful that I have had such an easy ride so far - long may it last... although I suspect that I might get blindsided in a few days or weeks, lol! But if it's part of having a healthy bub, I say bring it on. If nothing else, some symptoms would reassure me that I am not just imagining it all! Anyway, I wanted to post this as a ray of hope to all of you desperately wanting your BFP and not experiencing any symptoms. It can and does happen! Much love and baby dust to all xxxx

BFP today with almost no symptoms!

I just wanted to write this as an encouragement to other women who have nearly no symptoms. I've been married before and tried to conceive for a short time with my ex-husband. Plus, when I wasn't trying to conceive, I would imagine myself pregnant nearly every month I was sexually active. I've experienced almost every pregnancy symptom during my non-pregnant cycles. I turned 38 in March and my fiance and I agreed to start trying this past month. Last month, we weren't "not trying". We BD'd around my time of ovulation (in hind sight, I think I ovulated earlier than I thought I did). I had every symptom from after ovulation. My nipples were sensitive, tingling, always erect and in pain. I even spotted 4 days before my period and had some pretty bad period cramps. Turns out I wasn't pregnant. This month, I didn't really record every little symptom because I didn't want to drive myself crazy (like I always do). Here's a timeline of what happened. CD 9-10: BD. Yellow tinged ewcm on CD 9. Lots of ewcm both days. CD 11: I think this is when I ovulated. I have a 30 day cycle and I should be ovulating around CD 14 or 15. But I've noticed from keeping symptoms on my calendar that I usually have ewcm around day 11-12. This month I had creamy cm by CD 12. 1 DPO- 21 DPO: No sore nipples or breasts, no extra CM. Slight nausea when I haven't eaten in a long time and light headed. Frequent visits to the bathrooms. 4, 17 & 19 DPO: BD. Some nights we actually tried but I was dry and we didn't have any lube. My fiance was worried to use his spit (sorry, TMI) because I told him that it was bad for the sperm. Funny, when we did conceive, my fiance did use spit because he didn't know about it being bad for sperm yet. 19 - 20 DPO - Yellow CM, snotlike. Burst of creamy white CM once. 19 DPO - sharp pain in my left ovaries. 20 DPO - light pinching around my belly button 21 DPO - BFP. 2 days late CD 32. That's it really. I've experienced light cramping here and there but nothing I haven't experienced before. I'm still in shock!!! I had ordered some preseed and ovulation kit because I thought I was out for the month. Go figure! Supplements I used, red raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, coQ10, maca. I also eat a plant based vegan diet.

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

BFP with cramping and spotting

First off, let me just say I have been in your exact position for 4 years. I've looked up every symptom under the sun to try to figure out if I was pregnant so lets be real... you don't care to hear about my story. I'm going to go straight to my symptoms that I felt after transferring a 5 day embryo! 1dp5dt-2dp5dt: Immediately after transfer I was super gassey and that lasted for the entire day. No other symptoms other than that. 3dp5dt: I kept getting hot flashes at night. I could not get comfortable and I didn't get any sleep 4dp5dt-6dp5dt: Absolutely no symptoms. I was feeling so discouraged cause I read about so many other people having symptoms during this time period. 7dp5dt: no symptoms in the am but at night I went to the bathroom and saw the slightest bit of brown on my underwear and I started cramping. I was so numb cause I thought for sure my period was coming. A couple hours I wiped and it was a brighter red. I thought I was for sure out cause I heard bright blood was not good. I started crying to my husband. During that time I also had a pounding headache which I just thought was from crying so hard. 8dp5dt: spotting is completely gone. There was just residual brown blood but I was still cramping. Just for the heck of it.. I measured my pulse and it was 84 bpm! That was odd for me because it's usually 70 bpm. I still felt like I was out but I kept praying. 9dp5dt: no symptoms other than headaches in the morning. 10dp5dt: beta test!! God gave us our miracle because we got our positive!! Beta was 125 No symptoms at all. 12dp5dt: beta was 324. No symptoms at all If you're reading this, please do not be discouraged if you don't have any symptoms or you didn't spot. Every pregnancy is different. Before I got my positive I thought I was out. Even though I did write some symptoms down, they were not significant enough to think I was pregnant. After 4 years of infertility which included 2 failed iuis and 2 failed ivfs, the best advice I can give is TRUST IN GOD. whether you do end up pregnant or not, it's all apart of his plan and it will make sense in the end. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ NLT)

Bfp 3 months

So I wanted to post because this helped me so much during that awful wait. I had the Mirena iud removed in the beginning of January. Periods were regular by the end of February. 1-10 dpo- nothing at all felt more pregnant last month. 11 dpo I noticed a clear kind of white jelly like stretchy discharge. Thought this was weird because I didn’t have any of this the previous months and I was due for my period in 3 days 12 dpo pretty gassy and emotional

BFP 2 months trying!

So I wanted to post because this helped me so much during that awful wait. I had the Mirena iud removed in the beginning of January. Periods were regular by the end of February. 1-10 dpo- nothing at all felt more pregnant last month. 11 dpo I noticed a clear kind of white jelly like stretchy discharge. Thought this was weird because I didn’t have any of this the previous months and I was due for my period in 3 days 12 dpo pretty gassy and emotional. Had to pee more often then usual and wasn’t drinking all that much. Boobs sore but not terrible, definitely swollen. Usually my boobs really hurt right before my period so not weird for me. 13 dpo decided to test because of my discharge had me thinking I might be pregnant. BFP!!!! Used first response digital that I had left over from last month and couldn’t believe it. Had more “symptoms” when I wasn’t pregnant.

BFP no symptoms

I’m 21 and my husband is 22. We have been ttc for 10 months and today I got my bfp!! I’ve been stalking this board for pretty much the whole 10 months and it has kept me Spain through many a tww so I thought I should share my story since I was a total symptom spotter and this month when I finally got my bfp I had pretty much no symptoms. About 5dpo I did notice I had some acid reflux which I’ve never had before but it only lasted a few days so I don’t if it’s related. Everything else was normal. I got my usual sore boobs about a week after O and now they feel fine. I thought I was out and only took a test today because I was a day late and wanted to ease my mind and get ready for next cycle! I even just orders ovulation tests and Pre-Seed to try next month. Lol Clear blue said 1-2 weeks so it’s still super early but I’m so excited and now am planning a way to tell hubby. I’m so nervous as it’s so early but I’m praying for a sticky bean! Baby dust to all and thank you for helping me get through the tww so many times!!

Still seems unreal

I read stories of BFP's of other ladies just to keep me going, and staying sane. So thought I will share my story and say that there is hope. We had 7 unsuccessful attempts. Each time seemed worse than the previous one and my heart started sinking. I didn't want to go via yet another heartbreak, so after the last one I decided to have about 6mnts break. Enjoy Christmas and New year without injections and emotions flying high. It took us over 2 years for all the 7 attempts. We are both healthy, and I have been producing lots of eggs, which have made to freezing. We have decided to have an endometrial scratch prior the latest transfer, and this time doctor suggested 2 embryos transfer. After the latest transfer on the end of Feb 2018 I postponed the testing for 2 days and that morning I held going to toilet for about 4 hrs until I couldn't wait any longer. My husband done the tests and I was convinced answer was going to be negative yet again. WE had 5 positive tests. I sat down on the floor. Shock. Couldn't speak and tears just running down. Clinic told us we will have to have 7 weeks scan, and they would expect to see a heartbeat at that time. I couldn't believe it was true, and the worry in further weeks awaiting the 7 weeks scan was as bad as 2 weeks wait if not worse. My hands were shaking and I couldn't talk to the nurse, just before the scan. We did see a heartbeat and now I can breathe :) And baby looked as it should. In my head I now know I am pregnant and over the moon with the happiness and miracle that we had waited for such a long time. IVF journey makes you ever so grateful and appreciate each day with knowing there is a little baby growing inside you. Still feels unreal. But very happy unreal. Baby dust to all mums to be. There is hope xxx

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! :-)

BFP after 7 months of trying!

We have been trying to conceive for 7 months and I am so happy to say that we are finally expecting our baby! I had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years and had it removed in August of 17'. Each month we would use OPK's and BD at all the appropriate times but nothing was happening. We were also using preseed except the month we conceived! I was charting using Ovia and with this I realized that my LP is only 11 days which is on the shorter end of normal. I was feeling a lot of anxiety about it and was worrying that there was something else wrong. In Dec I met with my OB for a yearly physical and she said to let her know if a few months if nothing happened yet and she would start with some blood tests. She wasn't too concerned with my LP length. My husband was starting to take steps as well to make sure it wasn't something on his end. In Feb he met with a dr that specializes in male reproduction and had blood work and a SA. Everything came back good! This was a huge relief. His Dr recommended Fertilaid for both of us so we started taking this as well. About a week later we met again with my OB to discuss further testing for me. She ran a bunch of blood work and wanted to get me scheduled for an HSG and Follicle US. All my blood work came back great! I felt like all of stress was melting away! The day I scheduled my HSG is when I found out I was pregnant! I was 9DPO, no unusual symptoms other than some spotting which was implantation bleeding. I am now 4 weeks 2 days and praying that this is a sticky little bean! I've been having seriel HCG's drawn and my #'s have been increasing nicely! I know it can be discouraging and how much anxiety can go with this process. I really think that by getting ourselves tested early on helped ease my anxiety about it all and helped us to conceive.

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