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I wasn't on Clomid but Letrozole (Femara)**

CD17: O?
1 DPO: nothing
2 DPO: creamy cm
3 DPO: Bloodwork for progesterone was a 6 (not very high, knew I was out) but since it was over 3 it meant ovulation happened.
4 DPO: nothing
5 - 7 DPO: Sharp pinching on low right side (not unusual for me) and period cramps with sharp pains.
8 DPO: Good sleep and craving milk? Still period like cramps.
9 DPO: Sticky, cloudy clump of cm. Wondered if I might be pregnant, still cramps.
10 DPO: Lots of sharp pain. Insomnia, dry cm.
11 DPO: Vivid ocean wave dream. Extremely faint BFP at 1pm. Another 2 BFPs (still as faint) at 2:30pm. Cramping increased later that day. Dry cm. Headache. Frequent urination.
12DPO: BFP but fainter with fmu? Cramps, nausea? Lower back pain, dry cm. Went to ER for sharp pains. Urine test was neg. Nothing but a cyst on right ovary on ultrasound "no evidence of pregnancy". Found my cervix was red, treated me with IV antibiotics.
13DPO: Darker BFP! Dry cm. Nausea, lower back pain.
14DPO: Follow up appointment. Blood test came back positive at 7.9. Doctor believes I'm still really early.
15-16 DPO: Nausea! Cramping and white clumpy cm.

I was in utter shock to get a BFP that early. I was testing so early to start another round of Letrozole, I didn't believe it would be positive as I didn't really have any symptoms that made me believe I was pregnant. I feel so incredibly lucky now and hope that my numbers go up and it's a sticky one!
Good luck to all you ladies!

thought my period was coming

I was feeling super depressed and discouraged. I fell down a rabbit hole reading research about how implantation bleeding isn't real and spotting means you're less likely to conceive. However, bfp @ 11dpo.

Hubby and I ttc baby #2, we have an almost 2yo. I'm 31, he's 34. We got pregnant immediately last time so I started to panic when it didn't happen the same way this time. This time was 4 months ttc.

I take prenatals and this time made sure to keep my feet warm, stopped drinking iced water.

Felt nothing for the most part, no boob pain like the first time, but maybe after a year of breastfeeding, my boobs aren't as sensitive.

1-7 dpo nothing
8dpo one brown spot on underpants, bad cramps, felt depressed was out, period coming, pink spotting after sex
9dpo strangely emotional/weepy, which is very unlike me, usually perpetually happy, mild nausea felt random/confusing
10dpo less cramping, nothing really, felt better
11dpo another vaguely brown spot, back aching during walk, mild nausea, took a test as a lark expecting a negative --> BFP!

I've been having 26 day cycles and o'ing consistently on cd 13. Last period was strangely light (2.5 days), then o'd on cd 15 instead of 13. Hubby and I got into a huge fight, maybe stress delayed my ovulation. Hope this one sticks! Excited for my baby to become a big sister!!

We BD'd on 13, 14, 15, o on 15.

Baby dust and gl to you all!!

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BFP after 5 cycles - Greasy Hair!!!

We’ve only been trying to conceive for a short while compared to lots of other women. Thankfully, it only took us about 5 cycles being deliberate about it (7 or so if you count NTNP), and I’m happy to share my story since I LOVED reading these so much.

I had WAY, WAY, WAY more pregnancy symptoms every other month. WAY MORE! Last month, I had sore breasts for 20 days straight (never happened before) and NOTHING! This is also the first month where I didn’t keep a detailed log of my daily symptoms so most of this will be from memory.

I'm still very, very early. I am 4 weeks + 3 days, or cycle day 32, as I type this. I typically have 27/28 day cycles but occaisionally they last 30 or 31 days. Anyways, following is what you came here for:

I believe we conceived on August 5 or CD 15. This month, I did not temp or use OPKs. For the most part, my GLOW app has been pretty accurate when it comes to my fertile window so I just went with it. Not exactly sure why, but I guess I was sick of peeing on sticks and sticking with the thermometer.

I also had to travel on the final day of my fertile window (again, according to GLOW) so I didn’t even have much faith in our ability to actually successfully do it anyways.

We had sex on CD 12, 14, 15, and 16. Things we did differently this month were:

• PreSeed! We used it every time we had sex this month.

• Less stress! You’ve heard it a million times, but we just had a lot more fun (not even talking about the sex, necessarily).

• More communication! This was the first month I told my husband what days I wanted to have sex. Probably seems obvious and people already do this, but I was trying to not freak him out by giving him every detail of my cycle every month before.

• Had sex on the (assumed) last day of the fertile window! Every other month, we had sex for three straight days, but never on the last day as we were just over it/out of energy.

O Day/CD 15 – Went to a Bruno Mars concert, and had what I thought were ovulation pains while we were there. Otherwise, nothing special to report.

1 DPO - BD before heading to the airport. Had a long day, so felt tired but nothing unusual.

2 DPO - Woke up early for work. Still pretty tired (or so I attributed) from the travel day. Went to the bathroom, and had the most EWCM I’d ever had when I wiped. So much so I convinced myself that we missed O day. Pretty down for the rest of the day. Some cramping throughout the day further convinced me of this.

3 DPO – Woke up early for work and planned on skipping washing my hair but couldn’t because it was SO greasy. I have really fine hair, so the most I can skip is one day at max. But this was too greasy to pass for a work day. Noticed my face was extra oily that day, too. My glasses were sliding down my nose a lot! Took a bubble bath before bed in the super awesome tub in my suite. I only lasted a few minutes before getting so uncomfortable from being hot that I had to jump in the shower. CM is white + stretchy (like EWCM but white, not clear), and this is something I haven’t seen before.

4 DPO – Final travel day for work. Noted the greasy hair again. Flew directly from this event to my family reunion. Noticed I had a random sore on the middle of my tongue. Assumed I burned it that day. CM is white + stetchy.

5 DPO – Was pretty cranky upon waking up but chalked it up to being sleepy. Woke up to a second sore on my tongue. These were not like canker sores – they felt like burns – but thought it was my cycle just acting up. I was on the last few days of a two-week antibiotic at this point. Ended up taking it on an empty stomach (on accident!) and I got so nauseous I had to lay down for a couple of hours. Spent the day outside with family and didn’t notice much else. CM is white + stretchy.

6 DPO – Didn’t notice much. It was in the afternoon sometime when I remember someone commenting on my greasy hair. None of us took showers that morning since we were all playing yard games, drinking, swimming, etc. Must have been really greasy!! Started noticing a LOT of burping this day.

7 DPO – Nothing to report except the burping and maybe a hint of increased appetite. Again, I was outside keeping myself busy all day so this could have been why. Plus it was my family reunion and there is a lot of eating going on. And, with that, lots of burping. Sores are completely gone!

8 DPO – I drank two bottles of water right before going to bed last night and woke up to a SUPER dry mouth and throat. Have a 7-hour drive home and I’m in a pretty good mood. Notice that I’m wiping my face a lot because I’m really oily. Yep, still burping – and very hungry, and now very thirsty. CM is white + stretchy.

Not your typical symptoms

Soooo yeah this was not planned and we were not ttc, it just sort of happened. Months before I started taking Dim and Vitex for hormonal acne and was warned that it increased fertility. I wasn't worried about that because I had an regular Af and knew my body pretty well. I hadn't been on BC in the past 2 years. I was doing the the natural family planning by using a few apps to monitor my Af & Ovulation. I've been PG twice before but did not go full term, so I was aware of how my body reacted to being PG. Still, they always say every pregnancy is not the same and these symptom had me thinking I was crazy.

7/13-7/17: Cycle Week
7/20-7/26: Ovulation Week & BF birthday was on 7/25 (My Sexy Leo)
7/25: Big O
7/18,7/21,7/23 & 7/24: Had Sex. Each time he used the pull out method. Which, obviously didn't work because he had a little to much to drink the week of his Bday.
7/28: Typical Af symptoms. Eating all bad food that I usually do not eat, Crazy chocolate cravings, Pimple on my chin, Clumsy, Little tenderness in boobs nothing out of the norm.
8/1-8/5: Possible Implantation
8/2: Really bad toothache.
8/3: Went to work( I work in a hospital) and everyone smelled really bad. Plus I work early morning shift so I thought since it's so early everyone hasn't had a chance to brush their teeth. Cool no biggie lol
8/4: Nasty metallic taste in my mouth, like I've been sucking on nickels. Face/Acne is becoming clearer day by day.
8/5: Went out to party. Everything I drank burned my tongue.
8/6: Gums and Tongue hurt to brush teeth.
8/7: Went out to eat and everything spicy was intensified. My tongue was on fire like I ate a hot pepper. I was going to make an appointment for the dentist because of all the issues I was having with my mouth. Then I got paranoid and started to google all type of diseases I could possibly have. Period was due but just thought it was a day late from being on Vitex.
8/8: Still no AF. BFP. In shock/denial because symptoms were very odd. Still felt like AF was coming had that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach.
8/9: Another BFP!
Never had frequent urination, swollen or sore boobs, no tiredness, no bloating, no nausea, no food cravings. Nothing! but my odd symptoms.
Yeah Sh!t Just Got Real!

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BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

BFP with unexpected symptoms

Another BFP story from an older mom with TTC/loss/rainbow baby experience…

I have a short LP (10-12 days), so by the time it makes sense to POAS, I already get my period or indications of it. And this cycle was the same. Here are my symptoms by dpo:

1-7 dpo: nothing in particular
7-8 dpo: stabbing pain in breasts (typical AF symptom for me)
9 dpo: I went and bought a big box of sweets for hubby and me. I was emotional and irritable. (Both, also AF symptoms for me).
10 dpo: My BBT fell, close to, but not below coverline. I also had a lower backache and felt moody/irritable. (All AF symptoms).

I felt like testing late in the evening (10dpo), just to be sure. I fully expected AF to come soon, but I guess I didn’t want it to. I used a Wondfo dip strip. It says you should read it after 5 minutes (no upper limit given). I forgot and looked after 10 minutes. There was a faint but visible second line. Even hubby, who doesn’t know anything about POAS or faint lines) could see it. I thought it must be an evaporation line.

I went and took care of some business. Two hours later, I wanted to test again, because I felt some slight soreness on my breasts and irritated/sensitive nipples (not AF symptoms). I used a SurePredict and a Wondfo. Read both at 5 minutes, but both were negative. After another 5 minutes or so, I looked with a flashlight and both had a second line. I couldn’t leave this hanging in the air. So, I went ahead and used a FRER and got a clear positive at midnight!

I already got confirmed with a blood test and put on progesterone. Now in the waiting game and hoping and praying that it sticks!

33 yr 1st time mom after 1 miscarriage & abortion & 2 serious surgeries, No symptoms at all!

Hello All ,

I don't know where to start. I have been crazily reading all sorts of blogs during my 2 week wait. so, I know how much it helps during "this" time.

For starters, I'm 33 year old and so is my husband. We conceived 5 years back but were not ready for a baby and so we carried out an abortion. Unfortunately the pill did not work properly and I had to undergo a surgery and it was very traumatic for both of us.

Feb 2016, I had a false positive using HPT (Home pregnany test), and after blood test , which came as negative, my periods also started. We weren't trying but not avoiding always.

We have been trying since Jan '17 and somehow we thought that it would be immediately pregnant considering how easy it was the 1st time. I started taking Vit D and Folic acid tablets. When after 3 months nothing seemed to work I started going out of my mind and feeling extremely guilty for having an abortion done. I cried myself to sleep many nights and it preyed on my mind most days. To top it off my gynaec (on visiting her in April) diagnosed secondary sterility and referred me to IVF doctors (part of the same clinic)!!

After googling like crazy I decided to change the doctor and not go ahead with her suggestion simply because it was nonsense! We had tried only 3 months not 1 yr!

Anyways, my usually 28-29 day cycle started getting erratic from Feb onward, 30days, 33days, 27 days, 30 days and my period length shortened considerably to just 2 days with some spotting on 3rd day.

I decided to consult another gynecologist due to my shortening period length, I was scared of menopause starting realllly early for me. Trust me I thought the worst for all things possible. I was stressed all the time , weepy, unhappy.

Nyhoo in May '17 ,the doctor conducted an ultrasound and as always she said all was OK, uterus & Fallopian tubes look good n clear, follicles developing well and plenty of eggs for many years. She conducted blood tests n pap smear also and then suggested me and my husband to take an antibiotic Doxycycline for 14 days as ureaplasm was found in my pap smear. I read later that ureaplasm may cause infertility in women and has no outward symptoms at all!

And now 2nd month I got pregnant! I can't still believe, I guess I won't till I meet my doctor 10 days later. :)

cd 6 , 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 : BD (babydance) :)
cd 20 : drank 2 glass wine & scared
cd 21 : light cm (cervical mucus)
cd 22 : slightly gassy, bloated, tender breasts (or was it in my head)
cd 23 : tingle near bellybutton on right, sleepy in aft., gassy n bloated
cd 24 : insomnia (really odd coz i can sleep anytime anywhere), slight constipation (very unlike me) , light cm
cd 25 : light cramps, cm. Hungry, anxious, craving salty food
cd 26 : little yellow cm
cd 27 : no cm, slight pain in overall tummy
cd 28 : metallic taste , very little white cm, headache
cd 29 : little white cm, backache, headache, tired to bones, irritable & moody
cd 30 : insomnia (slept for 3 hours), heartburn, bloated tummy, light cramps in overall tummy, unbalanced, tired, slight constipation
cd 31 : hot at night insomnia again but slept well in afternoon, heightened sense of smell, light body-ache, slight constipation. BUt just felt calm somehow, like I knew.
cd 32 : Took HPT , came +ve just as I dreamed tonight. My blood test came +ve too. :)

So you know there is hope for all of us. Things work in funny manner up in the heaven.

What did I do differently :
1. Got blood tests and pap smear done to find any lurking hidden issues.
2. Prayed to God silently every night (my husband is atheist and I am nonpracticing )
3. Drank little alcohol but did not abstain completely
4. Dissipated stress, did breathing exercises incessantly

All the best to all of you. Keep trying , au naturale works. Just try very hard to give yourself hope every time there is a setback.

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It will happen to you to! BFP at 9dpo!!!!!!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since March of this Year. Like many others I thought it would be a super fast process and became really anxious when it didn't happen on the first try. What I really believe helped me this cycle was that I stopped taking my prenatal's and other vitamins (Vitamin B) (I am a firm believe that they were messing with my cycle) I confirmed this through monitoring my BBT temp and OPKS. I also feel like a big key player was drinking grapefruit Juice non-contrate from the end of my period to O day. I also ate pineapple Core from O day to 5dpo. I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

What I used in the previous months that I got BFN's:
1. Preseed- cycles 3-5
2. Prenatals cycles 1-5
3. Softcups-cycle 4 only
4. Temping Cycles 3-5
5. OPKS Cycles 3-5
6. Vitamin B6 & B12
7. Green Tea
8.Stopped drinking coffee cycles 1-5

9.Laying in bed after intercourse and different positions TMI---- i feel like in previous months it would all come out so fast this month the sperm stayed over night until the next day, my guess is the increased muccous helped retention? who knows.

What I did different this month:

1. Stopped taking prenatal vitamins

2. Drank Grapefruit Juice -non concentrate from the last day of AF to O day----- this SIGNIFICANTLY increased my cervical mucous. I would rather drink Grapefruit Juice than take EPO because I have read EPO messes with your cycle.

3. Exercised (not too extreme) i went on walks with hubby every evening to take my mind off things. I also made sure to do abs since I read somewhere that having a stronger core helps with conception? anyway this helped me stay distracted more thank anything. i also ate semi healthy..

4. I consumed Pineapple Core from O day to 5DPO

5. Preseed i'm not sure this helped as i had used it for 2 cycles before without success.

6. Green tea occasionally

7. people say to relax but i don't ever relax i'm always on the go and thinking about things so instead of "relaxing" i kept busy and my mind off things.

I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

1DPO-7DPO vivid dreams
7DPO to today 11DPO- peeing a lot, hot flashes, and waking up in the middle of the night to pee and feeling wide awake.
other than these symptoms i have nothing else. no sore breasts or anything else.

I hope this helps someone out there!
Baby dust to you all!

5 years - 1st BFP ever naturally!!! Was told only way was through IVF!!!

Me: 36, SO: 39

Tried everything under the sun.... temping, opks, tracking through app, all vitamins, maca root, castor oil packs, acupuncture, preseed, fertilaid, ovaboost, soft cups, serrapeptase, royal jelly, eating organic, giving up caffeine, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, worked out... NOTHING!!! I am very regular and can usually feel ovulation and AF comes 15 days to the T after ovulation. And every month for 5 years AF showed it's ugly face! Got an HSG 3yrs ago and was told my right tube was blocked but left wide open. Nothing. Finally went to fertility specialist Nov of 2016. Was told my only option was IVF. Still.... I tried clomid and trigger shots for 3 months. Nothing. Decided we didn't want to go the IVF route but my insirance covers 6 rounds of iui. Dr was not very convinced it would work and that did not work for me. Decided to take a break but before I stopped I asked for another HSG. Got the HSG on CD 7 (Jun 10)... right tube still blocked and now left tube is slightly enlarged. Dr says only option is IVF. This made me very sad. Birthday a week later so we DTD. 2 weeks later... all the symptoms of AF coming... cramps, sore boobs, craving sweets... but no AF. Went away for the weekend and drank. Come home and still no AF! Wth!! Take a test that I had from my many stark white BFNs... and immediately 2 lines!!! Go to buy digitals.... "PREGNANT"!!! My first BFP in 5yrs of trying!!!!! God is so good. Screw these doctors that just try to push you into spending unneccesary money!!! Ladies.... I was/am just like you!!!! When it is your time, it is YOUR time!!!! Still need to go to doctor to get blood work! But the positive thing is.... I am able to get pregnant!!! Please pray for us and our little bean!! Baby dust to all!!!

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.