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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


The BFP by DPO is hands down my favorite kind of BFP story. It unfolds slowly, like a tulip in the spring - a new symptom appearing with each passing day… constipation on Tuesday, tingling boobs on Wednesday…. Ah, the poetry of it all!

We’d love for you to send – nay, we simply MUST HAVE – your BFP by DPO story, assuming you were detail-oriented (nice euphemism, huh?) enough to record your symptoms on a daily basis.  

So all you BFP by DPO’ers – we want to hear from you! Send us your story, blow by blow, through this contact form.

BFP With PCOS After Years of Trying

I'm 31 and was diagnosed with PCOS 5 years ago but had been having trouble getting pregnant for 8 years. My periods were regular 90% of the time and only lasted 3 to 4 days. With my pcos when I was suppose to ovulate my eggs would turn into cysts which made getting pregnant difficult. I could feel a normal ovulation maybe once or twice a year.

I got my first BFP two days ago naturally. No IVF, no drugs. The only thing I know I did differently was changing the way I ate. I started eating all organic foods only. I know I got pregnant 5 days after my lmp.

Day 4 post period: mild pelvic cramps
D5: cramps, bloating, slightly sore boobs
D7-13:major fatigue, sleepiness didn't come close to describing it. The walls were holding me up while trying to make it to my bed. I'd fall asleep before the dime dropped and in public.
D14: nausea, increased cm, fever
D15: body aches, fever
D16: cramps, backaches, sore boobs
D18: sore boobs
D28: fever with temp of 101
D29-33: headaches, body aches, major sore boobs
D34: major sore boobs, so sore I couldn't go without bra. I had to take turns holding my boobs in the shower...runny nose, headaches.

On day 34 I took a hpt.... Super BFP after only 3 seconds.

I thought I would never get pregnant and it happened without me even trying. I had given up for 2 years. I was shocked but excited. I hope this helps anyone. There is hope.

BFP After 11 Years on the Pill, Only Took 2 Months

Hi everyone,
This site was very helpful to me the past 2 months. I am in shock that I got my BFP this soon. It still is surreal to me. I am 31 and my husband is 35. I thought it would take a year since I was on birth control for so long. I read so many horror stories about how hard it is to get pregnant after the pill that I decided to get off it in July and give my body time to get back to normal. Well it only took 2 months for that to happen and the first month I messed up the days. We bd'd the day before Ovulation and the day after and that was it.

O day- cramps at night headache, hot, moody
1- 3dpo- major cramps for 3 days straight, MAJOR bloated (I looked pregnant), cm, headache, tired, hungry, tingling fingers, dizzy
4dpo- vivid dreams, smelly urine bright yellow, dizzy, cm
5dpo- few bb pains, sore bbs, dizzy, tired
6dp- just dizzy when I get up from sitting down or laying down
7 -13dpo - sore bbs, yellow, smelly pee, dizzy, lack of sex drive, tired
14dpo- 18dpo - AF cramps the whole 5 days thought it was going to start any second, never did. I was really moody and mean on dpo 15 like really bad PMS symptoms. Dizzy, bloated, vivid dreams, sore bbs, increased CM, really tired!!! Increased sense of smell. I could smell the grease in the bar/restaurant we went to and my husband couldn’t smell anything and I could smell my dog and my house lol. Lack of appetite. I'm hungry but nothing sounds good to me to eat only bagels and carbs. Foods I usually love (like veggies) I don't want to eat.
19 dpo- 6 days late for my period. I thought the birth control pills were causing this. I went to whole food and bought all these supplements that I researched, to bring back your period and balance out hormones lol!!! This is CD 34. Still all the same symptoms and really bigger and sore bbs. They hurt on the sides. I thought I should test because I was so late and something told me to take a test. BFP!! As soon as I peed on it I saw a plus sign I was shocked! I took 3 and they all came back positive.
Went to my Dr yesterday and positive. Due June 3rd and I am 5 weeks and 3 days along. I go to an OB-GYN next week to get blood work and other stuff done/questions since I am a new patient I guess. This is my 1st pregnancy and I am still in shock, but very happy and excited. This site was so helpful to me I loved reading it every day. I hope this sticks and everything turns out fine. I am not sure what to expect being this is my first. Good luck to everyone!!

BFP Against All Odds!!

I can't believe I am already sharing my BFP story after only 2 months of trying. I had everything going against me - I'm an older mom (38), I have only one ovary and tube, had a terrible AMH level of .16, and was using a sperm donor that had a low motility! After all that, I am in total shock that it only took 2 tries at IUI for a BFP!! Stay positive ladies, it can happen!

Like everyone else, I paid attention to every little detail during my TWW -

I took Femera CD 3-7, and had a follicle scan on Day 10. I had only one little follie that was 12.5mm, so not a good start to the cycle. I came back on Day 12, and it was 17.9mm! I triggered the next day, then IUI 38 hours later on CD 15.

I felt some cramping 1-2dpiui, but I think that was just from the insemination.
Other symptoms:
3-4dpiui - my nips already feeling sensitive (very unusual for me, never get sore bbs for pms), and VERY slight wave of nausea in the morning. Lasted only a few minutes, and wouldn't have thought anything of it had I not been looking for symptoms.
5-6dpiui - nothing
7dpiui - backache, severe cramps, so bad, I was sick to my stomach. I thought this must be pms, and af was coming early. Left dinner w/ friends early so I could go home and go to bed
8dpiui - cramps gone, felt much better, but backache remained. bbs still sensitive. Took HPT, BFN, knew it was too early!
9dpiui - backache, sore bbs, took another HPT, BFN
10dpiui - backache, sore bbs, start to feel like they are swollen, again, unusual for me, never happens during pms. Look at HPT in trash from last night, and see a very faint line. Get excited, and take another HPT, BFN. :(
11dpiui - backache, sore bbs. Out of HPTs, but heard you can use an OPK as pregnancy test - got a big smiley face!!! Rushed to store, got a HPT, and got a very clear BFP!!
14dpiui - beta 117!!!

FINALLY BFP!! Still in Shock

I can't believe I am finally posting my story. Thank you, This site has been amazing in helping me get through my long journey of TTC. A little about me, I am 33 and DH 38. I have DS 17 y/o and DD 15 y/o from a previous marriage. This is my DH first and we were so excited to start. In Aug 2010 I had my IUD removed and we started trying immediately. Well, here we are 2 years later and still nothing. I had myself checked and all tests were ok so I got sent home to keep trying. My cycles are pretty regular 28-29 days so it was an emotional roller coaster every 2 weeks. I did OPK's cheap and expensive, pineapple juice, elevated my legs and even Pre-Seed. What I did differently this month, I got a fertility reading from Suzanne in August and she recommended I take B6 and Soy Isoflavones. She also said I would conceive or find out OCT 2012. So I did research and found that Soy is a natural form of Clomid. I also had my DH take B12 to help with sperm energy. Scared that I wouldn't be able to afford fertility treatments I was willing try anything, I have nothing to lose and a baby to gain.

LMP August 28th
Took Soy CD 1-5
BD Sept 7, 9,10,12
per OPK 9/11 or 9/12 was ovulation day.
dpo 1-5 nothing really
dpo 6 feeling congested (figure its the change in weather) and crampy
dpo 7-9 still stuffy and BB's so sore that it woke me from my sleep. They hurt so bad, I had to sleep on my back because if I would lay on my side and they fell on top of the other it was like someone punched them. (My BB's always get sore before AF but not like this)
dpo 10 a little nauseous and gassy- took it as the cheese I ate for lunch was probably bad. (I love cheese)
dpo 11-12 BB's still hurt still stuffy but no cramps, odd because I always cramp before AF shows her face.
dpo 13 - (Aug25) AF due today according to My Days app. keep checking to see if she's here but nothing.
dpo 14 - sore BB's no signs of AF and have been praying that this was my month. Off today and tomorrow so I hibernated at home and waited. All I could think of was please let this be it.
DPO 15 (Aug 27) 2 days late and no signs, had a dream I tested on a digital and showed pregnant. I ran to the store and got a EPT digital. I was so nervous and scared to be disappointed that I took the test put it aside and brushed my teeth. I kept saying don't cry or be mad if its negative. I slowly inched my way, waited the whole 3 minutes and probably stopped breathing for a second. I looked at the test and I couldn't believe what I was seeing PREGNANT!!!!!!

OMG!!!!! PREGNANT, I really am pregnant after 2 years of tears and stress. I was so happy and nervous that I had to take a shower because I was sweating so bad from all the emotions I had going through me.
I surprised my DH with a card that had 3 little duckies in a row, one blue for my DS, one pink for my DD and the third a green in which below it I wrote -coming soon 2013. Inside I wrote- You’re going to be a Daddy! He dropped what he had in his hands and leaped out of his chair, he was so overjoyed and emotional. The kids are really close to me and are so excited happy. This made up for the 2 years of waiting for our little miracle. First OB visit is Oct 10, to confirm and by then I will be 6 weeks pregnant. We just cant' be any happier, DH is already protective and even more loving. I guess Suzanne was right and her advice helped, Confirming my pregnancy Oct 2012. I hope this little peanut sticks because we already love him/her so much.
Sorry it’s so long but I had to share :)
Baby Dust to all.

Soon to be mommy of 3


A little background: DH and I started ttc #1 last August. We quickly got pregnant in October. Sadly we miscarried at 6wk and I had a d&c 12/27/11. We were advised to wait 2mo before ttc again and so we did. I have been charting temp and using opks since forever. Last month was the first month ttc that I didn’t chart. I randomly took one opk on the day I ended up ovulating. We finally just got our BFP 2 days ago. We just both "knew" this was our month.
Symptoms as follows:
1-6dpo- nothing.
7dpo- I had severe anxiety for the two weeks before, but it suddenly went away today. Usually start spotting by this day but nothing. I thought if I didn't spot by tomorrow, I'm pregnant.
8dpo- took my first test. It was negative. Today I told DH I suspected I might be pregnant. My boobs felt bigger, especially on the sides. No pms symptoms.
9dpo- took wondfo test- negative. still not spotting. Def think something is up!
10dpo- took wondfo test in am- negative. I still felt I was pregnant. DH texted me in the am and told me "this is our month". Feeling optimistic until around 4pm. Had drank water at 2 pm so I could test at 6 when I got home. Left work early, couldn't wait to test, caved and tested at 4:45pm. On my ride home, I was convinced I was not pregnant as I had light cramping. As I was waiting for test, which I ended up forgetting about, I was researching luteal phase defect. Saw test out of the corner of my eye and saw a faint line! So shocked! Jumped up and took $ store test- neg. I had to know now, so I took FRER- faint pos!
11dpo- took wondfo test in am hoping it would be darker, it wasn't. Afternoon it was neg. PM it was faint line.
12dpo- took wondfo test in am- line still light but slightly darker. Took FRER, line darker but still light.
Only symptoms are: boobs bigger and more sore but nothing crazy, light light on and off cramping. That's it! Keep your hopes up!!!

Found Out 10 DPO With #2 and Have NO SYMPTOMS!!

I just found out I was pregnant today with Baby #2. My husband and I are both 25 and we have a 15 month old son. I was POSITIVE I wasn't pregnant this month since I had almost NO SYMPTOMS. I expected it to be like my last one where I had every symptom in the book after I conceived! With this one I felt close to nothing! Definitely a completely different pregnancy! In fact, I had more symptoms last month with my 2ww and turned out AF came!

O d - mild cramping (normal for me)
1 -2 dpo - NOTHING!
3 dpo - I felt slight twinges in my left ovary every once in awhile and thought I was probably imagining them.
4 - 10dpo - NOTHING!!

I just found out today with a faint positive and still have NO SYMPTOMS!
Praying this is a sticky baby!

Feel So Humbled and Blessed!

I have been reading this site for months and wonder if I would ever be able to post here and love reading all these BFP stories and have been praying that we all have sticky health 9 months!
BD on the 16th
O'd on the 18th
DPO 1- started feel a little tired
DPO 2- felt like I was getting a cold or flu but never got one
DPO 3- felt the same and started getting some cramping and a strange tugging feeling...knew something was up so starting drinking decaf
DPO 4- the same symptoms plus feeling totally out of breath! Went downtown for my birthday weekend and queasy on the Metra and was constantly hungry and tired
DPO 5- More of the same as above...try to workout but couldn't because was so out of breathe!
DPO 6- Symptoms seem to stop...start to think I am out this month...and it was my birthday so was feeling a little bit down
DPO 7- Symptoms reappear except no longer tired, still out of breath but cramping became seriously intense and lots of starts to drive me crazy
DPO 8- Same symptoms as the day before...can't help myself and test with EPT BFN
DPO 9- Same symptoms and I test again using EPT...extremely faint second line! I'm so confused that I buy CB digital, and a cheap Accu brand that's plus/minus.
DPO 10- Same symptoms and I test when I get home from work and take Accu test.... stare at it for about a minute and don't see anything so toss it in the trash and we head out to a movie. Come home from movie and decide to fish it out of the trash and was shocked! There was a PLUS sign! Because it sat for hours I immediately take the CB and after 3 VERY LONG minutes it came up Pregnant!!!!

I ran downstairs to show DF and he was shocked and excited!!! I just turned 33 on the 24th and he is 30...we plan on getting married soon. I'm 3 weeks and 5 days and just praying this little guy sticks!

My dad past away last year unexpectedly from cancer last year so to bring life into for sadden family is amazing!

Please pray for us!

BFP at 14 DPO

Hi, I just received my BFP a few hours ago and I am so happy. I am 22 and have been on birth control since I was 15 (due to a history of endometriosis) back in January my husband and I decided we were ready for a baby. I immediately got pregnant in February but we sadly lost our baby April 13th at 9 weeks. We waited 3 months as recommended by my doctor before we started trying again, since July I have been religiously following this site and reading all the BFP stories. So happy to be posting my own and I hope it gives encouragement to other women.

1-8 DPO: No signs and symptoms at all
9 DPO: Throat and ears hurt like I’m getting a cold
10 DPO: Def have a cold, started antibiotics
11 DPO: White Creamy CM, and loads of drainage and chest congestion, also period like cramps before I got out of bed.
12 DPO: White Creamy CM, Feels like I have the flu (chest congestion, cough, chills, and fever)
13 DPO: More white Creamy CM and I usually start spotting today but nothing so far, Upper respiratory symptoms slack off but still have runny nose and chest congestion
14 DPO: Throat still sore, more creamy white CM, expecting AF today she hasn't arrived, took a test at 6pm when my hubby got home from work and was scared to look at it, walked off for 20 minutes, came back and it was a BFP! Took another to make sure and got another BFP!

The only thing I did different this month was tried not to be so stressed and did some nice things for myself. I bought a new car, had a few drinks and I haven’t drank since January! We also took an overnight trip the week I ovulated and BD'd like crazy that week. I followed the every other day until OPK+ and then do it two more days method. I also prayed frequently after ovulation. Today when we found out we were pregnant we prayed together for a healthy baby and I have faith that we will have our healthy baby next June.

Two DPO Timelines and Early Positives!

I stalked this site as well for my last pregnancy (James 1/21/2012) and now I’ve found out today at 8 dpo I’m pregnant again! So here you are ladies I had to share because so many of you helped me through the wait!

With my son James:
CD 15 and 16 I got my bright positive OPKs so the symptoms start right after that..
1 DPO: cervix coming down, yellow and light brown CM, ammonia smelling CM
2 DPO: yellow/brown CM, cervix lower, ammonia smell
3 DPO: left side ovary twinge
4 DPO: possible AF smell? cervix still low
5 DPO: right twinge/pulling sensation, cervix low
6 DPO: low back pain (never get this, this was my first suspicious symptom), twinge pulling, cervix low
7 DPO: low back pain, cervix low, breasts heavy at night
8 DPO: clear/yellow CM, breast heaviness
9 DPO: very very faint positive in PM from internet dip strip (, slight breast soreness, some cramping
10 DPO: cervix moving upward, "pregnant" on digital, sneezing (sneezed every single day of both my previous pregnancies) major fatigue has set in

With this current (very very new) pregnancy
CD 17 I got my positive OPK...
1 DPO: cervix very high still
2 DPO: low back pain
3 DPO: cervix coming down, low back pain
4 DPO: odd shooting breast sensation (like a shooting star across my breast), cervix very high again?, all over back pain, warm face at night-flushed, insomnia, sore throat
5 DPO: cervix very high, runny nose, twinges, tingly breasts and nipples, red face at night, constipation, moody! and "in the mood"
6 DPO: cervix back down again, sore throat, back pain, moody, yellow CM, dizzy, heavy breasts, in late PM these symptoms have gone away?
7 DPO: some brown CM, cervix low and hard, woke up starving, sneeze, cramps, all my food tastes too salty
8 DPO: food tastes really salty again, cervix going back up, mild smell aversion to juicy fruit gum, sneeze, insomnia
9 DPO: yellow CM, cervix higher, my nipples have some brown coloring on them, BFN on frer but three light light positives on a Walgreens blue dye and two clear blues, low back pain, sneeze.

SO as you can see my cervix was all over the place with both and I had a lot of CM with the first but not the second. So just look for odd things? Things out of the normal is my best advice when you’re in your TWW. Good luck!

BFP With No Symptoms

Hurrah I finally get to post here! I have been visiting this site now for over a year. As a sufferer of PCOS, I would often go up to 6 months without a period so there was a lot of time to read others stories...

Background: I'm 34, DH is 35. I have a daughter from a previous marriage, conceived accidentally with me not even aware I had PCOS.

Fast forward 6 years and decided to come off BC 12 months ago to try to fall pregnant with my fiancé (now hubby).

I had 2 periods in that 12 months, so decided to go see a fertility specialist. I was already on metformin but he prescribed me letrozole to induce ovulation.

First month it worked but fiancé was hung-over one day then sick the next then went interstate for 3 days! So no luck.

The second month it appeared we struck gold :)

2 days out from O - BD

1 day out from

O - BD O day - nothing (I get no EWCM so I never have any idea when I'm ovulating, well, except for the Dr's scans!)

1 DPO - BD

3 DPO - I come down with a migraine. Now, a year ago this would have been a normal thing for me but since I've stopped the pill I haven't had a single one. This made me go 'hmmmm' but then I was 3 days out from getting married so figured it was just emotional stress.

4DPO - fall back rise through to 9 DPO. Have never seen this on my chart, but then I've really only had 4 proper cycles, so not sure if this is odd or not.

6 DPO - my wedding day. Got outrageously ridiculously drunk on 3 glasses of champagne. Like can't-remember- black-bits-from-the-evening-kind of drunk (not ideal given the importance of the day - lucky we have it all on film!). I am not a big drinker by any stretch, but can normally hold a few glasses of champagne.

11DPO - on honeymoon in Singapore, have a dream that I get a BFP! Get up and wee on a stick, BFN. Pretty sure it would have shown up by now, so that combined with the fact I'm not getting a single symptom, figure I'm out for the month. Get very mad at my subconscious for tricking me.

15DPO - have only had 2 'normal' cycles since being on letrazole, but they've both been 28 days. So think that maybe something is up. The fact that I had also wee'd 12 times before 11 am had me scratching my head. I'm in Thailand still on honeymoon, so pop to local chemist and get HPT. Figure I need to wait until morning to test.

16DPO - test in morning and woo hoo!!! Pink line. Definitely there. Had I have been at home in Australia I would have been over the moon, but given I was in Thailand I wasn't sure of the reliability of the tests, so go to Dr's for blood work. Yep, positive :)

I'm now 6 weeks and 5 days preggers. What a wonderful, wonderful wedding gift. Nipples are so sore I could seriously punch anyone that looks at me sideways, and still weeing like a banshee. Was feeling very cocky as I wasn't sick at all (I was desperately ill with my first) but sure enough, it's now kicked in. Not as bad as the first which has me thinking this one's a boy!

Had a scan at 6 weeks 2 days and saw the glorious little heartbeat. We have already told everyone, couldn’t keep it to ourselves. This is hubby's first so he is telling anyone who will stand still long enough to listen!

I've since wee'd on about another 15 sticks. After 14 months of seeing nothing staring back at you except for the starkest of white tests, it's such a wonderful feeling. I know just how heart-breaking that white stick can be. Month upon month upon month...

14 months of TTC felt like forever, my heart goes out to those that have been trying for longer than that.

I honestly wish football field sized amounts of baby dust for you all. For any other PCOS sufferers who have not seen a fertility doctor, do it. Will be the best thing you ever did. And for those with no symptoms? Does not mean for a second that you are out.

Good luck to you all!!!!