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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.

AFTER 3 YEARS, 3 MISCARRIAGES, 3 ROUNDS OF CLOMID... I GOT MY BFP!!

WARNING: LONG POST> I promised that I would post details of my BFP (when that day came) and now I can! I hope this post will encourage others. We tried off and on for 3 years. I charted EVERYTHING!!! So many tears and so much frustration, but I felt in my heart that it was going to happen... on God's timing, not mine (which is hard to accept sometimes). *I HATED hearing people say, "When you stop trying it will happen." How do you stop trying when it is something that you want so bad... and you kinda have to try.lol After the 2nd chemical I had the doctor run a RPL blood panel. Although they assumed everything was fine and it was "just a fluke", I knew something was off. The results came back great... but I did have a double copy of a gene mutation MTHFR! I have 3 perfect boys and NEVER knew of the problem, but my youngest is 10. I figured that maybe the gene gets worse with age and that is why it was causing issues. We waited a few months and I started taking appropriate vitamins to help with this gene mutation, extra Lmeytholfolate, and baby aspirin. Well, after 5 months we got pregnant for the 3rd time! This time the BFP was darker and I didn't bleed right after my period was due. This one seemed to be a keeper! However, at my first doctors appointment I felt like something was wrong and voiced my opinion to the doctor. She tried to reassure me that all was fine because I wasn't bleeding, or cramping, But i knew something was wrong because I had no major symptoms at all. I requested an ultrasound due to my previous losses and she agreed to ease my mind with an ultrasound (I was 8 weeks). *I know it's normal for some women to not experience major symptoms, but I know my body and it wasn't like me. We had the ultrasound the same day and there was no baby. The sac measured 6 weeks, and was diagnosed as a blighted ovum. I told the doctor that I wanted to try and let my body get rid of it on it's own because I read that it was better for future conception/ less invasive. I had to wait until I was 13 weeks for it to start on its own!! However, it did all come out on its own within a 24 hour period. (horrible experience) We were both kinda freaked by that whole experience and decided to stop trying for a while... maybe even for good. After all, we had 3 perfect boys and would just focus on them and our family. However, that ache in my heart never went away... I just felt in my heart that we were supposed to have another baby. I had to pray a lot the next few months because I felt like God placed the desire on my heart, but I was forcing it on my schedule and my timing. We took a break, but I continued to chart EVERYTHING... just incase. Why do we (women) have to be in control of everything?! lol Anyways, the miscarriage happened in March 2017. We decided to try again in July 2017. I noticed that my cycles went back to normal 29 days and that was a relief. However, WE COULD NOT GET PREGNANT AGAIN. I didn't understand because we had 3 losses within the two and a half year period and now nothing. *WE TRIED EVERY CRAZY THING: Pineapple core, socks to maintain temps, standing on my head, staying in bed after sex, no peeing after, Preseed, soft cups, food changes, Clomid, Progesterone, and sex on specific days, and so much more.... it was crazy! The doctor suggested Clomid (although I was ovulating) in order to increase our chances each month. I took it for 3 cycles with NO LUCK! My cycles did change from 29 to 31 and 33 days due to the medicine. Also, I suffered severe anxiety and depression after my last dose... IT WAS TERRIFYING!! I PROMISED TO NEVER TAKE IT AGAIN. It didn't start until the last dose was finished and almost out of my system. I had ENOUGH of EVERYTHING! I decided to completely stop in November of 2017. My husband and I couldn't take it anymore. We realized that it obviously wasn't a part of God's plan or will for us and we had to TRUST him despite our desires. After all, He blessed us with children to begin with and that was enough. The only thing left was the Ovia app on my phone and that I decided to keep just to track my periods in hopes they would return to a normal 29 day cycle. I can't tell how FREE I felt to just LET GO and STOP forcing it. We took our family vacation in February 2018 and I did happen to notice that it was scheduled during my "fertile week", but I hadn't been using OPKs anymore, so i didn't know for sure if the chart was accurate. I just shrugged it off and focused on the trip, my kids, and the memories we would make. Plus, I needed to get away after the major anxiety attack! WE HAD COMPLETELY LET GO AND THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENED! I was 5 days late when we came back and I didn't want to test because... we ALL KNOW how nerve wrecking that can be. I was afraid to have my hopes up a little just to see a stark white test. I broke down and tested on March 1st (6 days late) and the test was positive before I could even set it on the counter!!

BFP 13dpo with absolutely no symptoms

I have just got my bfp on the day AF was due and having spent the whole of the tww desperately symptom spotting and googling everything without any luck. I really wanted to post something to reassure ladies that are currently in the tww that you truely do not need to have any symptoms to still get a bfp. Just to clarify, as sometimes people will say they had no symptoms but then go on to say they had E.G. implantation bleed, increased Cm, sore boobs etc. Until the day my period was due I had no symptoms at all. Trust me I have been ultra vigilant!! No sore or heavy boobs No implantation bleeding No cramps No CM at all No twinges, aches or pains No headaches, sniffles or vivid dreams No bfp until day AF was due I felt 100% normal. I also didn’t get a bfp until the day AF was due (13/14dpo) so you can get negatives before then and still get a bfp. I was absolutely expecting a negative test and was so shocked when the second line appeared. It’s now been a few days and yes I now have sore and heavy boobs and some twinges. Wishing you ladies all the love and luck in the world during your tww. It’s such a stressful time, but I really wanted to let you know if you’re not feeling any symptoms, until AF appears, you 100% still have a chance!! Xxx

BFP with almost NO Symptoms (except EWCM on 8dpo)

I wanted to share my story because I was 100% positive I was not pregnant. I just didn't FEEL pregnant. I searched for stories that said "no symptoms," and they were very rare. Here is how it went for me. We conceived in Southeast Asia, and I assumed the wacky time changes messed up my cycle. I missed the positive OPK result because I never knew if I had even ovulated. 1-6dpo: zero symptoms 7-9dpo: restless sleep but I also had jet lag from the trip to Asia 8dpo: Egg white cervical mucus. Not much, but enough to notice. I considered implantation at this point, but I couldn't find much backing on the internet for this, so I assumed I was having an anovulatory or irregular cycle. 9dpo: woke with the certainty that I was NOT pregnant. My CM was wet though, and that was enough to keep me reading and guessing. 10dpo: super duper faint line on a test. 11dpo: BFP Now that I have the BFP, I can feel twinges in my uterus. They're slight, but they're there. I seriously did not have any symptoms leading up to today though. I never felt pregnant. I was certain I was not. Just wanted to share to keep hope alive for some of you. <3

IUI to AF to BFP

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 I baked some cookies and put pink and blue frosting on them, I put the test in a little box with a note that said "pink or blue can't wait to see, you're going to have a baby with me" on 12/31 New Year's eve me and DH went to the beach to have dinner and watch the fireworks. We ate some cookies (oblivious of the pink and blue colors lol) and I gave him the box at midnight. He was so happy and kept telling me "I told you it would happen".

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!!!

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