Menu Search Account

BFP Stories

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

BFP after Mirena Removal

BFP After a Year TTC

I've been skulking this site for a while now, it's great to finally be able to add my own story! This is my first pregnancy and I feel justifiably ecstatic and terrified over what will happen. I am overweight, over 30 and was on Mirena for nearly a year before trying. I have been on BC since the age of 16. While not diagnosed, I have had to deal with PCOS-like symptoms. When I have a cycle, it's typically 26 days. For all those other ladies out there like me, here's my experience:
Pre-O: Heavier period, nothing else unusual. Decided to use Pre-Seed for the first time.
O: A lot of cramping, EW CM
1-6 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary besides creamy CM, no dry spells
7 DPO: Tender breasts, slight cramps, dizzy and nausea off and on, neg HPT (I'm a test junkie ;p)
8 DPO: Breasts sore, harsher cramps, dizzy, nausea, fatigue. A bit of pink spotting in the evening
9 DPO: All of the above with a positive HPT after intense cramps in the late evening

I'm still testing positive (at 11DPO), with more varied early pregnancy symptoms off and on. My O day may or may not have occurred when my fertility friend chart says it did, but I'm using the days listed as the base point. I tend to have erratic temps and early O days/12 day LP when I do cycle normally. Wish me luck on this first attempt at motherhood, and baby dust to all you ladies out there that haunt the site!

BFP After M/C and With Short Luteal Phase

I'm 35, DH is 36. I have a four-year-old daughter from a previous marriage; this will be DH's first. I had a Mirena IUD which I got removed on Dec. 19. First cycle of TTC was January 15. Got pregnant that cycle (five days of positive tests by various brands) but miscarried on February 16. (I posted my early symptoms here with the subject "BFP after Mirena" on 13 Feb.) Took a cycle off in March, then in April I had really strong symptoms but only had a 7-day luteal phase. This cycle started May 5.

After reading "Making Babies" by Sami David, I realized I had extremely short luteal phases and wasn't sustaining conception, so I decided to try some new things this cycle. Throughout this cycle I took a baby aspirin, red raspberry leaf capsules, evening primrose oil, and 200 mg B6 (in addition to what was in my prenatal) and drank lots of green tea. Also, used PreSeed and took Mucinex around O time. After ovulation I took Vitex and used ProGest cream according to package directions. I highly recommend the book to anyone having a difficult time conceiving.

To calculate my ovulation date, I used cheap Wondfo ovulation predictor test strips from Amazon. Here are my symptoms. Some people might say "Sorry! TMI!" but really, isn't that why we're here?!

BD'd every day on CD 12-17.
+ OPK on CD 12-14; ovulation (based on temperature change) occurred on CD 16.
- 1 DPO: Tender bbs.
- 2 DPO: Tender bbs. Constipated. Little bit of blood one time when I wiped my nose (which is not usual for me).
- 3 DPO: Tender bbs. Tired. Irrationally moody in the evening.
- 4 DPO: Tender bbs. Tired. Painful hemorrhoid (not something that happens to me often).
- 5 DPO: Slept 11 hours overnight. Still didn't have much energy during the day. Tender bbs. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists.
- 6 DPO: Tender bbs and sore nipples. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists. Crampy sensations, like period cramps but milder, that came and went.
- 7 DPO: Woke up at 1:30 a.m. to pee. Then when I got up for good I took an ultra-sensitive pg test from that can detect 10 mcg of HCG, but it was negative. Tender bbs and sore nipples. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists. Light crampy sensations continued. Tired. Little bit of blood one time when I wiped my nose. Needed to pee a lot.
- 8 DPO: Woke up with a stuffy nose. Very very faint almost-invisible-but-I-could-see-it line on ultra-sensitive test. Sore bbs and nipples. That hemorrhoid was getting better but still irritating. Mild cramps continued on and off. Tired. Needed to pee a lot. Frequently hungry. Very gassy in the evening (ewww).
- 9 DPO: Still faint, but visible to the naked eye, line on ultra-sensitive test. Showed DH and he could see it. Woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm desperate to pee. Headache all morning. Sore bbs and nipples. Hungry. Tired all day and kept falling asleep while riding in the car. Lots of creamy CM. Having to pee a lot. Much more crampy, especially in the evening, like AF cramps. Feeling a touch dizzy and nauseous on and off, too. Gassy. At least the hemorrhoid is mostly gone.
- 10 DPO: Temp spike. BFP came up almost instantly on FRER with FMU, nice and dark! Feeling the same as yesterday: exhausted (would have given anything for a nap if I weren't at work), crampy, gassy, sore bbs. With the cramps and the wet feeling from the CM it feels like my period is coming but it isn't!
- 11 DPO: Didn't test today because I'm fairly satisfied I'm pregnant. The usual – tired, crampy, gassy, sore bbs, etc. but also starting to feel nauseous.

I had implantation spotting with DD, but this time I didn't even have a hint of it – not a spot, nothing (and I was definitely on the lookout). You'll also notice I had sore/tender bbs constantly from ovulation on. That could be a side effect of the ProGest cream instead of just a PG symptom, but I noted it anyway. I plan to keep using the ProGest cream, extra B6, and baby aspirin at least through the first try. Thankful to God for this baby and praying it will stick!

Best of luck and baby dust to all of you! 


Tested today 12 DPO! Using cbd we have been trying for 3 months, I had a Mirena removed in March, periods were back to normal the same month.

We didn't do anything different this month, my breasts normally kill me after ovulation, but this month has been torture with pg symptoms including bleeding gums, cervix has been high and wet cm the last few days…

Fingers crossed this little one sticks! Good luck to everyone! Oh, I'm 40 and dh is 39. 


I'm 30 and my BF is 29, our DS is 5... And until 7 months ago, I thought I wanted an only child!!! I'm not sure what changed my mind, but with a fierceness I threw myself into TTC. I had an IUD for 5 years, and I also have an eating disorder. From either of those... I don't think I was ovulating or something.

3 months ago got my first +opk and had every symptom under the sun. But of course, bfn. So I started temping. Again bfn. I have zero EWCM so I overnighted a PRESEED (just the external lubricant!) and BD following the sperm meets egg plan!!! PRESEED and not BD so much worked!!!! I got my first faint pos yesterday... And a much darker + this morning!!!


1dpo - 6dpo nothing
6dpo I Did cry hysterically over almost nothing, which I was hoping was a good sign!!
7dpo felt like a zombie all day. I felt tired so deep to the core that coffee couldn't touch it.
8dpo. Temperature dip!!! Increased appetite
9dpo just "knew" I was preg, took test and faintest + ever ever ever. increased appetite
10dpo BFP!

Less symptoms this month than other months.... I think I'm going to stop obsessing about this now and just let the bean do its thing.

We also close on our 2nd home in two weeks, so I'm it's elated with all the awesome positive things happening right now

Baby dust to everyone! 

1st BFP After Honeymoon & TTC 3 Months

Not sure who will read this, but these women on this site give me strength to face the days that are hard. When the world feels mean, cold, and insensitive I find so much comfort in reading the love and encouragement. I've visited faithfully and am finally ready to share my story for whoever is willing to listen.

I'm 24, DH 26, I think I may have PCOS but maybe it's because I'm 20lbs overweight either way my periods are irregular. I enjoy food as I am a restaurantreprenuer so not being hungry for anything made me suspicious. Also the smell of seafood normally disgusts me, but for a week I gagged when I would pass the seafood department at the grocery store.

Here's basic timeline of past months.

We were married in Oct.
Had Mirena removed in Dec/ Grandpa passed
Honeymoon Jan/Feb.
Conceived March. Started new business
Amazing New Job/ Pregnancy

I am a proud POAS addict (Wondfo or FRER) so I can say I have seen my fair share of negatives in my day. One morning when I was down to my last FRER on hand I took it. I just kept feeling I was pregnant and had to take one last test before the weekend. The nausea, food aversion, exhaustion, and throwing up at lunch with my boss & coworker at my favorite Mexican restaurant! The control line turned pink and I scoured the approximate area of where the beautiful second line would possibly appear...and OMG IT FRICKEN DID!!!! I gasped, I knew this wasn't an evaporation line, this was the real deal. I started crying, laughing, & went into the nursery we already started preparing months ago to take it all in. I walked outside and DH knew right away by the tears in my eyes and holding the test. He smiled, walked up to me, and we kissed laughed and cried just like when he proposed.

Our love had created life the most precious gift one could receive. We started spreading the news and our tight knit family spread word like wildfire. Everyone was so excited we were parents and what great things were to come. I couldn't help but feel amazed about what was happening inside of me and so anxious to meet my baby. Boy or girl or both, we just wanted a healthy baby & we will take care of the happy part. But sadly, two days later I started experiencing spotting, then went to ER with moderate bleeding and was told I was having a chemical pregnancy, or early miscarriage. I learned the Lord gives and the Lord takes, but I find serenity in accepting there was a reason for it.

I pray the next pregnancy sticks and I can fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. Waiting is the hardest part so this site is such a great resource for women like myself in the 2ww. I wish babydust to all you ladies & SO out there TTC. It can be a long road and I feel like we are just touching the tip and my condolences to anyone who has suffered a loss no matter it 6 weeks or 36 weeks. The feelings we felt were real and I hope the next blessing is for us to not only love but to hold and hear cry. 

6 Months TTC Post-Mirena, and BFP at 11 DPO

Thanks to all of the ladies who have posted here to give me something to read in the past 6 months, and baby dust to all who are currently TTC.

A little background about me: when trying to conceive our first DD over 4 years ago, I got pregnant right away, then suffered a loss at 10 weeks. We then got pregnant very quickly again after the miscarriage was complete (within the next 2 cycles). I had been using FAM for years to chart my cycles, so I felt that I "knew all about this baby making stuff". After the birth of my DD, I got the Mirena, since I knew we didn't want to try again for a while. This past December, I got it removed, and expected TTC to be a piece of cake again, but surprise surprise, it didn't work out that way! I know 6 months isn't that long to try, but it felt long to me in comparison to the first 2 times around!

Anyhow, the only thing I did differently this month was use Pre-seed. If you are a bit older (I am 34) and your CM isn't what it used to be, I can't recommend Pre-Seed enough!

Here are my symptoms:

1-4 DPO - nipple soreness, gassy and nauseous. I always used to laugh when I read this site and people had "symptoms" this early, but I am not kidding, they were severe!

5-8 DPO - nothing at all

9 DPO - dizzy and exhausted. Hungry!

10 DPO - BBs start to get sore (normal for me) although not as severe as usual. I have trouble sleeping this night, even though I am really tired. Cramps, although not a severe as AF cramps.

11 DPO - Woke us early again (5:40, yikes!) Temp spikes up to 98.9! That is half a degree higher than the previous post-O temps. I jump out of bed and take a FRER and get a BFP. It is still faint, but turned up in less than a minute. Today I've been a little dizzy, peeing more than usual, and mild cramps continue.

Hoping for a very sticky little bean, and for a darker test tomorrow morning!

BFP 2 Months After Mirena Removal

My husband and I decided we wanted to start TTC earlier this year and I had my Mirena removed in March. I'd had no periods while using it and expected it would take a little while for my cycle to come back, but I was wrong. My first cycle was pretty much textbook but we did not conceive. This cycle I had some confusion about my ovulation date. I am pretty sure I ovulated on CD14 though.

Here are my symptoms from this cycle:

CD3-13 - BD whenever we felt like it. Tried not to worry about my most fertile days but wound up BDing on CD 11, 13, and 14 during my fertile time. No special stuff like Preseed. I usually got out of bed right after BD. I have plenty of CM on my own.
CD14 - O day. CM already drying up relative to previous few days and CP getting lower, firmer and more closed.
1-4dpo - Low, firm cervix, sticky-dry CM. Raging migraine headache.
5-7dpo - Low, firm cervix, just a little bit of creamy CM. Headache finally gone.
8dpo - Cervix seems higher but still firm. Still scant creamy CM. Mild cramping starts. Almost feels like O-pain instead of AF cramping. Took one Wondfo test in the evening - BFN.
9dpo - Temp jump from normal post-O range to 97.9. Cervix medium height and texture, seems partially open. Lots of creamy CM by evening. Skin is really greasy but no breakout. Mild cramping.
10dpo - Temp high again (98.2). Wake up to find that cervix is high and partially open and there is still lots of creamy CM. Face is still greasy and still mild cramping. Took Wondfo test and got a BFP. Not even a squinter. Dipped another in the same urine to make sure it wasn't a fluke. BFP again. Dipped a FRER and got the faintest line ever. Tried a Clearblue Plus and got an obvious positive like the Wondfos. CBE digital test gave me "pregnant" after ~2 min! Brought that one to my husband since I knew it was the only one he would believe.
11dpo - Temp still in new high range. Tests are darker. FRER gave me a real line. Mild cramping and a little nausea in the evening.
12dpo - Temp still high. Light brown spotting (scary). Breasts getting tender and not sleeping as well. Bloated by evening.
13dpo - More light spotting. Another high temp (chart is triphasic, stopped temping). Breasts still sore, mostly on outside. Mild nausea in the evening and more insomnia. Bloating more pronounced.
14-15dpo - Breasts more tender (still especially on the outside). Bloating, especially in the evening. Appetite really high but some nausea in the evening. Sleep back to normal.

Even though it seems like a lot of symptoms written out like this almost all have been very mild so far. Most of the time I feel great and it still seems pretty unreal.

My tests are still getting darker and the doctor thinks the spotting was nothing to worry about. We are crossing our fingers that this is a sticky one and we'll have a baby to take home in January. 

BFP 2nd Cycle After Mirena Removal

I'm so excited to post here—this site has been an immense source of comfort to me for the past 2 months. I'm 29, hubby is 31, and this will be our first pregnancy. I was on a few types of birth control pills since 2006, then got a Mirena IUD in October 2008. I got it removed on March 14, 2012. I had crazy pregnancy like symptoms the first month after removal—bloating, cramps, constant nausea, but then AF showed up right on time at CD 28 (April 12), just like it used to before I was on any type of birth control. Again, was so helpful when I was trying to figure out what was going on with my body. I ovulated on CD12 this time. Honestly still in shock that it happened as quickly as it did.

Here are my symptoms (think a few, like the nausea so early on, are still related to Mirena):

1dpo - sore large breasts, skin sensitive like when I have a fever, tired
2dpo - sore large breasts, tired
3dpo - creamy cm, bbs very full, a bit moody and irrational in morning, super tired, fell asleep at 9pm
4dpo - woke up at 1:30 to pee, really vivid dreams, huge temp spike, bloated and slightly crampy in morning, felt like I had allergies. Headache. Feel better by 11am. Creamy cm. Breasts still big, but no longer sore. Cry for pretty much no reason in evening. Very tired today, and in evening and as I fall asleep, twinges on left side.
5dpo - nausea, lightheaded when standing too long, lots of cramping in one single spot on left and across uterus in general. Cramps felt like they were running from ovary into uterus, sometimes shot down through vaginal canal. Fatigue, but had trouble falling asleep because of strong cramps in that one spot, and hunger/nausea, asleep by 2ish am.
6dpo - didn't temp b/c woke up later than normal. Still a bit crampy. After getting up to pee, fall back asleep have a dream where I'm crying because hubby shows me a poster about some group that helps young girls, and I cry on his shoulder telling him I'm ready for a little girl, then literally wake up crying. Light headed during the day, mild cramping in same spot and across uterus. Fatigue, HUNGRY.
7dpo - high bbt in morning, dull ache in same spot today, can feel the spot if I move abdomen too quickly (bending or stretching). Fatigue, bed by 9pm. BFN, knew it was too early.
8dpo - woke up at 2:30am to pee and couldn't get back to sleep. Stayed up until 4am, nauseous as I headed to bed at 4, ewcm when I went to bathroom. Bbs very full, sore on and off. Mild nausea, cramp in same spot. BFN. Bad nausea at 9pm.
9dpo - woke up at 2:30am to pee again, took test, BFN :(. Vow not to test until 12dpo. Force myself back to sleep. Exhausted in morning, mild cramping, same stitch in side. But otherwise felt pretty good most of the day. Nausea and cramps starting at around 5pm, but gone by about 6.
10dpo - temp drops a bit. Wake up feeling almost no symptoms, except bbs are still large and full. Cramps in same spot and across uterus.
11dpo - bbs still full but mostly not sore. Still cramps in same spot and across uterus, sort of waves. Faint faint faint BFP on $ store hpt at 5pm (couldn't resist). Truly almost can't see it, so I try to keep hopes down, but am anxious to test tomorrow.
12dpo - wake up busting at 4am, take a $ store test, super faint BFP, almost convince myself to just wait a few more days, but then break out a FRER and get a faint BFP! Get back in bed and can't keep it from hubby, even though I was always planning to tell him in a much more elaborate way.
13-15 dpo – Feel great, again, still in shock. The lines keep getting stronger when I do test. I have a really long luteal phase (usually ovulate between CD 10 and 12), so I'm not even at my expected AF due date. However, I usually have major cramps a few days before AF, and I only have mild cramps now, so that's helping things sink in for me, too. I get a bit of nausea each night at 9pm.

Wishing you all an easy time TTC!

BFP after 9 Months!!!

I'm 26 and have been TTC for the last 9 months! I had the Mirena IUD before we decided to try but
when the pregnancy wasn't happening, I thought for sure the IUD had messed me up somehow and
it was never going to happen. I was also one of those girls that had more pregnancy symptoms
when I wasn't pregnant. I have a really short cycle so I found that to be somewhat troublesome.
It was like my periods, ovulation and my next period were always back to back. We tried so many
different things, too! We tried different positions, different supplements, OPKs and Preseed. I
thought Preseed was a goopy mess and have not used it in the last two months so I guess I'll have
to say that I'm not a believer in it!! are my symptoms:

7 DPO- BAAAAAAD cramps in the evening. It felt exactly like the ovulation pains...coming from
one side of the abdominal area.
14 DPO- Bad cramps again, acne broke out like crazy, and a headache so bad I went to early! I
KNEW I was going to start my period today.
15 DPO- Pinching cramps and headache again
16 DPO- I was supposed to have my period on this day but had nothing. I even checked myself
for the "tinted" discharge but NOTHING. This was my first sign. Since my periods are every 23-25
days, Id figure that on day 23, I still had two more days that my period was coming.
17 DPO- BEYOND EXHAUSTED and heartburn

I thank Jesus everyday how he has blessed my life and I'm so grateful he has answered this prayer.
He works in mysterious ways and I'm so full of joy that he has made this plan for me, my husband
and my son! We're so thrilled.