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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.

BFP with NO Symptoms!

Hi Everyone! This is my first time contributing to a board. I just wanted to give some hope to anyone who is feeling down. I've done 4 IUIs and got a BFP twice. I miscarried in my first one (that was tough). I'm currently 5 wks pregnant. I had different symptoms in my 2ww for each pregnancy. 1st IUI (miscarried) - I felt so tired 12dpo. I yawned like every 2 minutes. I couldn't keep my eyes open. 14dpo I had frequent urination. Those were my only 2 symptoms really. 2nd IUI - No symptoms at all. I was 110% sure I was not pregnant. No exhaustion, no frequent urination, no breast tenderness, nothing. I was pretty upset and disappointed. After the 2ww I went to get my beta tested AAAAAAAND I got a BFP!!! I was shocked and surprised. Didn't not expect it. I also have an older child. That pregnancy I had similar symptoms as my first IUI. No question about it that I was pregnant then! If you are in your 2WW, please try to be positive. I know it feels like forever. I don't recommend you doing a HPT because you might get a false negative, vice versa. Each pregnancy is different. Just because you don't have any symptoms now, doesn't mean you are out. I was one of the people who would go online and read read read! I was crazy trying to analyze every symptoms possible.
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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 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

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