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BFP by DPO

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 on 11DPO!

I'd like to preface my account with the fact that I truly thought I was pregnant last month. We weren't TTC, but it was a welcomed surprise. After having symptoms that I'd never had before and analyzing them to death, I was certain. It turned out that I wasn't, which was a blessing in disguise. My husband and I decided to officially start trying after that and the false alarm helped me realize that I had no idea what I'm supposed to feel like.

I've been charting my BBT since I stopped BC in February. I was pretty sure I knew when I ovulated, but I wanted to be 100% sure so I used an OPK. My temp dropped when I expected it to (normally signaling ovulation), but I never got a positive OPK. I marginally began freaking out and thinking I didn't ovulate at all, but.... well, you'll see below.

Cycle day 16 - watery CM; BD (negative OPK)
Cycle day 17 - BD (negative OPK)
Cycle day 18 - temp drop; BD (negative OPK)
Cycle day 19 - slight temp rise; BD (negative OPK)
Cycle day 20 - temp the same (positive OPK!)
Cycle day 21 - slight temp rise; BD (positive OPK!)
O - temp the same; nipples slightly sore
1 DPO - temp spikes; nipples sore; pinching on left side
2 DPO - lower back pain; nipples sore to touch
3 DPO - woke up to pee at 3am with cramping
4 DPO - woke up at 3am with lower back pain; nipples less sore; lotiony CM
5 DPO - nipples barely sore anymore; lower back pain; feeling of being hot; lotiony/milky CM
6 DPO - woke up to pee at 4am with slight headache; crazy dream; creamy/yellowy CM; irritable
7 DPO - spreading lower back pain; vivid dreams; lotiony CM
8 DPO - temp still high; vivid dream; woke up with horrible lower back pain; cramping on left side; lotiony/creamy CM
9 DPO - vivid dream; wide spread lower back pain; nipples sensitive again; dry mouth
10 DPO - temp rises; vivid dream; queasy in the morning (but not overly nauseated); hyper-salivation; wet/lotiony CM
11 DPO - temp rises again; vivid dream; outside of boobs sore; lotiony/creamy CM; BFP at 6 PM
12 DPO - BFP at 6 AM!

BFP at 10 DPO

This is #3 for my husband and I. I had my Mirena removed on April 6th. We avoided pregnancy for a few months after that to allow my body to have a few normal cycles. I had no period at all while Mirena was in. So, I got my bfp today at 10 dpo and here is how it went for my tww. I track cervical mucous and have very distinct O pains. DTD CD15 in am
CD 16- Ovulation day- lots of O pain on Left side this month (i always have pretty strong O pain) EWCM
DPO1- creamy cm, moderate cramping, bloated feeling
DPO2- creamy cm, feel very normal otherwise
DPO3- same as yesterday except having random itchy boobies
DPO4-still creamy cm kind of lotiony, cont. itchy boobies and very slightly tender near armpits and sides (think I might be imagining it)
DPO5 same as yesterday, got the worst headache-went to bed early because it just wouldn't go away. Slept from 8:45pm-11:00am wow!!!
DPO6- breasts still slightly tender, sharp pains near ovaries. creamy cm still
DPO7- watery cm (not normal for me) boobies still tender otherwise feel very normal
DPO8-watery CM. small amount of O type of pain. achy near Left ovary area, random sharp pains in Left ovary. Hot and flushed all day from 2pm through night, face feels like it is on fire.
DPO9-still watery sm, starting to suspect something is up because I never get watery cm in my tww, random very light cramps
DPO10- watery cm, heartburn, breasts more sore today, sharp twingy pains in uterus and BFP with fmu!!!!!
Now all I have to do is find a really cool way to tell DH :D

BFP 14 DPO - A Present on Our 2nd Year Anniversary!

The test FINALLY said- pregnant! Those words just bring so much joy to my husband (29) and I (27). We have been trying to conceive by not preventing for 4 months, and planning/charting for 5 months. We didn't realize how badly we wanted a family until the BFN's kept appearing month after month. And like all of you ladies- this website has given me so much hope and insight! So I'm thrilled to write my success story!

I've been praying for God to give me signs- and he really did just that. This month I needed to relax and take a break from the stress of trying to conceive. So we decided to celebrate my birthday in Miami. My good friend always told me that the ocean helps with the PH level and just relaxes the body. I have a 31-33 day cycle. My predicted ovulation was 9/11/12. During my predicted fertile window- we BD on 9/8, 9/9, 9/10/,9/11, skipped a day, and did it one more time just in case on 9/13. Here was my 2 week wait:

First- my friend that I went on vacation with, said she dreamed of fish and she thought I was going to get pregnant
O Day- Nothing, no cramping- and I usually do on one ovary.
1 DPO- A little Acne- Progesterone
2-3 DPO- Feeling fatigue, achy, cold symptoms starting
4 DPO- Cold/Cough, Itchy throat and emotional. Had to say goodbye to the best boss ever. When she said goodbye to me- she could have said anything under the sun- but the first words that came out of her mouth was- YOUR GOING TO BE A GREAT MOTHER. (she had no idea that I was trying to get pregnant)
5-8 DPO- Still having heavy cold symptoms- hard to look for other symptoms. I heard that sometimes when you get a cold during your ovulation window- it gives the sperm a chance to survive because the body is too busy fighting off the cold symptoms. I also had a Pap Smear during this time- and CM whitish/lotiony. Also before I went to the OBGYN- I was looking at the website for possible reasons why I wasn't getting pregnant- like ovarian cyst, PCOS etc. but when I tried to click on the infertility tab- nothing would happen, everything else on the webpage worked. Starting to think that God was giving me messages.
9-8 DPO- bbs are tender, bloating, mild twinges/cramps. Had some hunger pangs.
10 DPO- bbs are feeling very heavy. Acne. Bloating. Mild cramps, thinking AF is on schedule
11 DPO- Same symptoms as 10 dpo. Today we were scheduled to celebrate our 2nd anniversary early on a dinner cruise. We preordered champagne for a romantic evening. We have done this 2 times already- so there is 1 hour from 5-6 to dock the boat. Getting there we hit the most traffic ever! We got there at exactly 6 PM just to see the boat sail off. Usually the boat still gives another 10-15 mins before sailing off. Instantly I knew that Got didn't want me to drink alcohol. We rescheduled for our actual anniversary in 2 days later.
12 DPO- Feeling very wet down there- Creamy White CM, thought AF was for sure on its way. Bbs were still very heavy. AF like cramps. A little discouraged. I decided to go to the store and buy some test- for some reason I picked up the expensive Clearblue digital ones- impulse and usually doesn’t do that
13 DPO- Still having the same symptoms. Our dinner cruise was this evening. I decided to pee on the stick before the shower. Nervous, said a prayer before I flipped it over...and it said PREGNANT!!!
14 DPO- PREGNANT AGAIN! We are over the moon and so blessed!

I have been taking prenatal vitamins. Drinking lots of green tea. Eating a more balanced diet. Oh yeah, we used Pre-Seed during the dry days. I agree that I had much less symptoms than the BFN months. We prayed a lot! I asked for this and God answered with the best anniversary gift ever! Keep hope and your time will come! Baby Dust to all!

Hooray! BFP 13dpo!

Hi Everyone,

After many months of negotiation DH and I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and try for a few months. I am a teacher and coach so I want to see if we could plan it to work with my summer vacation. Luckily it didn't take us long, because of all the wonderful advice from all of you guys. I did drink green tea and took mucinex two days leading up to the big O, which I felt this time from the left at CD 19. Since DH works outside all day in the heat, we decided to try in the mornings before work :)

We BD on CD 7,12,13,15,17,19 and some others. I O'd around 1 in the morning on 19.
DPO 1-13 all I had was sore nipples that would not go away. I also found myself falling asleep at 8 or 9. It was hard for me to run with my cross country team.
DPO 3-13 I also noticed an increase in lotiony CM. I kept waiting to go to my dry stage but it didn't happen. Bloating also!
DPO 11- I had some sharp cramping for about 15 minutes during the morning.
CD 13- was the day I expected to get my visit from AF, but I decided to take a test before I left for my XC meet. I saw it start to change and forced myself to look away for 3 minutes. When I looked back it was BFP! I squeaked with excitement. I immediately ran into the other room and jumped on husband in bed! I said guess what! He said you're pregnant! I am!
CD14- I tested again and another BFP with Clearblue plus.

I hope this helps someone. I never had sore boobs or nausea during my wait.
Also no implantation bleeding.
Good Luck and Baby Dust!

BFP on Digital, Blood Test, OPK - I am in Disbelief! (12 DPO)

First and foremost, I have probably been coming to this website for the past two years, reading and dreaming that one day it would be me posting. And here I am, I still can’t believe it!

From the beginning... I had a missed miscarriage in June 2011 and was devastated, well, over the course of the next year, we started trying again March 2012 and June came and went, July, and we were BDing all the time! What I soon found is that my periods were super irregular, I would have a cycle for 32 days, then no period for 2 months, and then a period for 37 days and another two months... It was terrible. Finally, I went to a fertility doctor and we found that I had PCOS and I was not ovulating regularly. Now, I had been on birth control for around 8 years and two years before this I had actually tried to get pregnant and soon gave up and went back to school to get my masters because it was too stressful at the time to keep going through the disappointment. So, this is why, finally good to know. The doc prescribed me Clomid 100mg and then I did an HCG trigger. 14 days later BFP!
Here are my symptoms:

Ovulation cramps came day of trigger and day after and it hurt, I could actually feel it on my right ovary!

1 DPO on and off dull ache in right ovary
2 DPO lots of CM
3 DPO lots of CM
4 DPO lots of CM
5 DPO vivid dreams, lots of CM
6 DPO a lot of energy, lots of CM
7 DPO slight cramping (implantation), lots of CM (BFN, yea, I know)
8 DPO slight cramping (implantation), lots of CM (Neg OPK)
9 DPO lots of CM (Neg OPK)
10 DPO tired, irritable, pimple, crampy, backache, just don’t feel good (Faint Positive BFP, I thought it was HCG in my system so I didn't get excited)
11 DPO slight headaches off and on, boobs starting to get sore on sides (Faint Positive BFP and then "Pregnant" on Digital
12 DPO Went to the doc for blood test, HCG 43 and Prog 36, they tell me congratulations! And scheduled next visit in two days to check levels. Then I decided to take another test, another OPK, just to test the theory, and guess what, a big fat happy face!
My boobs are getting really sore and my headaches are a bit stronger!

So there you have it, I will tell you, I didn’t believe it until I peed on the the OPK and got the happy face, that was something! I just want to wish everyone baby dust to all and dreams do come true! Now to get through the first trimester!

Finally After 11 Months!!!

I got my BFP on roughly 15dpo after 11 months of trying... DF is 37 and I'm 23. We could not be happier. Things we did differently this month:
Prayer/meditation, Maca root powder (tastes gross but I felt awesome on this stuff, highly recommend, very healthy and balancing for female hormones. Get a gelatinized version, meaning it's cooked and the starches are removed so it has a 95% absorption rate compared to 45% with regular maca, vega makes the one that I used), took a break on temping, hated it.
Symptoms (not exactly sure on the dpo since I didn't temp, guessing based on cm)
From 3 dpo on and off until now I had very light pinkish brown spotting, I NEVER spot.. so I was already suspecting something was up.
I was extremely fatigued from 5 dpo on... I even napped in some afternoons, and I am not a napper at all, I usually can't sleep unless it's totally dark Slight nausea after food 7 dpo. Still spotting a little
9 dpo breasts feel tender, and swollen. BFN
12 dpo same symptoms BFN on dollar store brand
15 dpo took another dollar store brand, saw 1 line appear and just threw it out, thinking it was BFN. 20 mins later I went into the bathroom, happened to glance in the garbage and saw 2 clear lines... immediately went out and bought a first response 3-pack. BFP!!!!! Still spotting, it's extremely light and only seems to appear in the morning. A little worried. Baby dust to all who are trying!!

BFP on a Rest Cycle

I had had two IUIs and they both were negative. I went in to start my 3rd IUI and I had cysts EVERYWHERE from the Clomid. The dr. put me on a rest cycle. Went back and the cysts were still there, other rest cycle. Then........ as I was waiting for my cycle to start:

1-12 DPO- NO SYMPTOMS
13 DPO- Weird headache
14 DPO- Tested, very, very faint line. Very crampy, thought my period was starting
15 DPO- Test very faint line, spotted bright red blood/crampy. Tested later that night with digital-PREGNANT
16 DPO- went to Dr. for blood preg test-POSITIVE

Cramping and bloated for a month into pregnancy. Thought my period would start at any second.

BFP

Day prior to O: had sex
O day: nothing
1DPO: Gums bleeding while brushing
2DPO: Nothing
3DPO: small amount of red blood when wiping
4DPO: Very gassy, stomach cramps/twinges, weird hunger pains, mild nausea, slight CM
5DPO: Only ate 1/2 of breakfast, wasn’t feeling hungry and got a bit nauseated while eating. Cramps on both sides (mainly left), getting sick with flu-like symptoms, very bad headache, slight CM
6DPO: Heavier CM, low back pain, vaginal "bubble" type feeling but nothing ever came out
7DPO: Gums bleeding when brushing, Stabbing pain in breasts, breasts feel swollen, EXTREME veins on chest and nipples
8DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well, kept dreaming about my basal temp, boobs feel more swollen and slightly tender, low back pain, slight CM, veins don’t seem as prominent as yesterday. Very emotional, cried over two songs. Heart is POUNDING when I lay down, short of breath just going across the living room, belching a lot, inside vagina felt extremely tight.
9DPO: Tested negative: Didn’t sleep well again, had a dream about having twins at home, peeing more frequently (is that possible this early?!) slightly nauseated, heavy boobs, vaginal "bubble" feeling again, veins are now leading into my nipples.
10DPO: Negative blood test: Veins very prominent, areoles seem a lot bigger/not darker though, short of breath in the morning, breasts are getting more and more tender, low back pain, mild cramps on left side of abdomen, blood test done at drs office with HCG of less than 1, pulling/stabbing sensation beneath/behind boobs, vaginal "bubble" thing again.
11DPO: Didn’t sleep well, feel discouraged yet I feel like I should be happy, dropped a few pounds when I weighed, not much of an appetite, short of breath, crying a lot.
12DPO: Headachish, VERY sore boobs and large areoles, bra uncomfortable, out of energy/drained!
13DPO: Dreamt I had a BFP! Woke up to disappointment of a negative. Still HUGE blue veins all over chest and now also leading up to my neck. Really bad cramps (almost like I need to poop but can’t.. sorry if TMI) very irritable and emotional, even a bit angry.
14DPO: Expected date for period, no sign of AF. sticky/watery CM, still obsessing thinking I am pregnant and the blood test had to have been too early. Pulling feeling in the right upper abdominal area, tested negative again.
15DPO: Tested negative on HPT but something told me to go in and do another blood test anyway. 1 day late for AF, veins seem even bigger now!! white/yellowish sticky CM, had another blood test done at drs office. Crampy, gassy, stabbing/pulling feeling in breasts, heart-beating super hard.
16DPO: 2 days late for AF. Tested negative on HPT (the dip in pee sticks.
FYI: DON'T USE THEM!!!!!) Feeling discouraged and wondering how it can be negative when I KNOW I'm pregnant?! Anxiously awaiting call from dr for results, cramps on both sides near pelvis. Received call from drs office confirming I am indeed pregnant!! HCG level of 31! I had to see it for myself so I POAS (FRER) and got a BFP!

BFP With LOTS of Prayer and Vitex

I'm so excited to finally get to post my BFP story! We had been trying for over a year and last October found out I was pregnant. November rolled around and I started spotting, which ended up in a miscarriage at about 8 weeks. We were devastated! But we kept on trying, and trying and trying. But nothing! Ironically my husband is an OB and I kept asking him questions thinking in the back of my mind, he had to know some BIG secret! But he assured me he wasn’t keeping any secrets and we just had to give it time. After 8 months of prayer, I decided to try Vitex! I love this stuff. I know it's not for everyone but I could tell a huge change physically after the second week of taking it! I had more energy, less vaginal dryness, a regular period with less brown spotting leading up to it! I felt awesome. The second month, using Vitex I got my BFP. I know God made it happen. Hopefully this little one will stick 9 months. Baby dust and prayers go out to all!

Symptoms:
DPO 1-10: nothing really
DPO 11-14 sore breasts, peeing frequently, little nauseated at times, exhausted!

BFP After 12 Months!!

It feels surreal that I'm actually writing my own BFP story.

BACKGROUND: DH and I were married on Sept 17, 2011 and knew we wanted to start TTC right away. After about 4 months, I got my very first BFP...but learned a few days later that it was a chemical pregnancy. We started trying again the very next cycle but I just felt like something was wrong with my cycles. I was spotting way before my period started and felt like maybe I had a progesterone issues. At the end of my 11th cycle I went to my OB/GYN and had blood work done. My progesterone was very low, just as I had thought. DH had a sperm analysis done. He had low morphology (2%). My doctor suggested we do 3 cycles with me on Clomid (prior to Ovulation) and Progesterone Suppositories (after ovulation). If we weren’t pregnant by the end of those 3 cycles, we were going to move on to IUI. Well, our first month with me on the Clomid and Progesterone Suppositories was a SUCCESS! We couldn’t believe it. To make things even more perfect, I found out I was pregnant just 2 days before our 1 year Wedding Anniversary. We could not be happier about becoming parents!! This will be our first child.

SYMPTOMS:
1DPO - cramps in morning and again in afternoon. Nipples were very sore/sensitive.
2DPO - Nothing.
3DPO - Creamy CM. Cramps at night.
4DPO - Creamy CM. No other symptoms.
5DPO - Creamy CM. No other symptoms.
6DPO - Creamy CM- TONS of it. No other symptoms.
7DPO - Creamy CM.
8DPO - Creamy CM. Started feeling premenstrual cramps on and off all day.
9DPO - Creamy CM. Huge temp drop (below coverline). Dark brown streak of blood on panty liner in the afternoon. Thought maybe it was implantation blood?!
10DPO - Creamy CM. Temp dropped a little more :( I thought for sure that meant AF was on her way. I thought for true implantation dips, it was supposed to dip down and then shoot back up. I was depressed all day. No cramping or anything.
11DPO - Creamy CM. Temp shot way up!!
12DPO - Creamy CM. Took FRER test in the afternoon (NOT with FMU) and there was a faint 2nd line!!
13DPO - Creamy CM. Took FRER test with FMU and a nice, dark BFP!! Praise God!

Other than the Creamy CM (which I thought all along was just from the progesterone suppositories) and a few random cramps here and there, I had NO other signs or symptoms! I had blood work to test hCG levels on 16 DPO and 18DPO and my levels were doubling as they should be! We have a confirmation ultrasound scheduled for the first week in October. We will be just shy of 7 weeks and are praying we get to see or hear a heartbeat! Today is the first day of Week 5 and I am just now starting to feel soreness in my boobs.

THINGS WE DID DIFFERENT IN OUR BFP CYCLE:
--I took 100mg of Clomid on CD 1 - 5 to help me "super ovulate"
--I took (and am still taking) 100mg of Progesterone Suppositories before bed each night, starting the day after Ovulation
--Used Clearblue Ovulation Predictor Kit (with the smiley face). HINT: take a test TWICE PER DAY - once in the AM and once in the PM. My doctor recommended this to me and it was our first cycle trying this method! I got a smiley on a test that I took at NIGHT! We were instructed to BD 12 hours after the positive OPK and then BD again 12 hours after that so I got an OPK at Night (CD13)... BD first thing the next morning (CD14)... then BD again later that night (CD14)! It worked for us :)

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