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BFP 1st FET after Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

To all the ladies who are reading this hoping for a BFP, I’m praying for you to get it :) to start, here were my tww symptoms: headache, mild cramping, full extremely heavy boobs, light creamy discharge, mood swings, food aversions, increased sense of smell, light mild nausea. If you want to read the full story, here ya go: Today is 8dp5dt and I took a test around noon and got a strong positive! I’m so through the roof happy right now, I can hardly believe this is happening. I’m 28 DH is 42 and we are completely healthy. In 2016 we conceived our perfectly healthy daughter naturally and almost by accident. I thought getting pregnant was so easy... then when we were trying for #2 in the beginning 2018 we got pregnant first try again. I unfortunately had a devastating and physically traumatic miscarriage at 10 weeks. We decided to keep trying and had 2 more miscarriages in 3 months. By that point our midwife recommended we see a specialist. We went to fertility clinic, had all the tests done and we are both in great health. I had to have a few polyps removed and then we were good to go. 2 more miscarriages after that. Devestated and depressed and absolutely desperate, I said we were doing IVF. Our RE seemed to think the babies were all abnormal chromosome wise so it seemed like this could work. Egg retrieval in June, I was so nervous but we had 14 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized and 4 made it to day 5. We did PGS testing. Of those 4 only 2 were genetically healthy and normal. 2 out of 14 healthy babies. We transferred one baby on 9/9 and I did acupuncture, a gluten free diet, manifestation and lots And lots of prayer.

BFP after DTD 2+ Days before Ovulation

What I did this month: • DTD CD12, CD14, & CD15, Ovulating on CD17. This month I had hardly any Ovulation pains as per previous months which was odd. But finally started getting them on CD15. Usually get Ovulation pains DAYS beforehand and used Preseed with each “session” • Cut back on caffeine to 1 Cup a day • Journal more often- to keep a clear head especially those TTC thoughts & obsessing over every little thing • Pray daily & nightly to keep my relationship with God strong in the midst of all of this • Daily devotionals- again to keep my relationship with God strong • Avoid Stress • Staying hydrated • Rest as often as possible • Visualization of the sperm meeting egg from 1DPO to about 7DPO Keeping Uterus Warm to aid in Implantation • Slept with socks on every single night • Ginger baths once a week until Ovulation during my set “Spa Days at home” Warm, quick showers after Ovulation even during Spa Day to keep uterus warm and inviting • Avoid ice in drinks and cold foods (ice cream, raw veggies, etc.) • Keep hair dry after shower (I chose to straighten my hair as to keep water off of it for 2-3 weeks to follow) Fertility & TWW https://www.tomakeamommy.com/keeping-feet-warm-fertility-trying-conceive/ • http://chinesemedicineclinic.com/cold-in-the-uterus-infertility/ • https://www.traditionalqi.com/2011/04/20/1639/ • https://www.avawomen.com/avaworld/avoid-during-implantation/ • http://www.yourivfjourney.com/implantation-after-ivf-10-crucial-tips/ • http://lifeabundant-blog.com/2015/12/02/natural-ways-to-encourage-embryo-implantation/ • http://www.theconceptiondiaries.com/surviving-two-week-wait/ Weds. CD16: High Fertility 5AM & Peak 10AM, Dry CM (possibly from DTD more often), Ovary pains, light AF Cramps, Sore BBs, Clear face-not typical for me 4/18 Thurs CD17 Ovulation Day: EWCM, O Pains on Left & Right sides, AF Cramps, Sensitive BBs, AF type lower back pain, no energy 4/19 Fri. CD18 1DPO: -OPK, Creamy CM turned EWCM, Throbbing in Uterus and Ovary area for just a moment, clear face, light lower back pain, No usual ovary pain I get each cycle for a couple days post O, Very Light AF Cramps, pinching in Cervix, ice cream craving 4/20 Sat. CD19 2DPO: Schoolglue CM, very light cramps, left pelvic pain, vaginal itchiness (no odor or discolored discharge), fatigue, light contraction feeling, ice cream craving 4/21 Sun. CD20 3DPO: Schoolglue CM, on and off AF cramps, left pelvic pain, lower backache that gets worse throughout the day, vivid nightmare among waking, woke up with strong urge to pee, pinching in uterus, light contraction feeling a few times, light pinching in left ovary which could be nothing, ice cream craving 4/22 Mon. CD21 4DPO: Creamy white CM, light pinching in right ovary, fatigue, on and off AF Cramps, light tingly feeling in uterus, nauseous after smelling fish (gagging),slightly sore BBs, tingly nipples and bbs off and on, slight headache in afternoon (possibly from cold), slight lower backache, Med Soft CP in PM, heightened sense of smell, saw a rainbow this morning reminding me of God’s Promise “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 4/23 Tues. CD22 5DPO: Schoolglue CM, Pinches in Ovaries, pangs in right hip and lower back in the same spot, off and on light AF cramps, nauseous with strong smelling perfume & cologne, Tingly Nipples, Sore Lower Back, Knee & leg pain, light headache, heightened sense of smell 4/24 Weds. CD23 6DPO: Schoolglue CM but dried up at the end of the day, On and Off AF Cramps, tingling BBs, EXTREME bloating, Restless legs, cramps on the lower left side of my back, groin pain 4/25 Thurs. CD24 7DPO: BFN, Light Schoolglue CM, Stronger AF Cramps in tummy & back  trying not to lose hope and remember God’s Promise maybe He knew that I would be tested into losing faith in my ability to conceive and that’s why He showed me that rainbow, sad, Extremely Constipated, cramps on the lower left side of my back, cramps disappeared in afternoon, groin pain, pounding heart (palpitations), sharp pain in both ovaries at the same time 4/26 Fri. CD25 8DPO: BFN, No CM, Off and On Crampy, VERY bloated, Off and On Sore lower back (still more towards Left Side) kind of burning sensation, HORRIBLE Constipation ‘“So more cramping and less bloating is more likely to be PMS while milder cramping with more bloating is likely to be early pregnancy related.’ Abdur-Rahman 4/27 Sat. CD26 9DPO: **gush of CM at 1AM making me think I started AFbut it was just CM*** BFN, Schoolglue CM, groin pain, on and off pre-AF cramps, lower left sided back pain along with lower left sided pelvic pain (ovary area), Headaches, Stuffy nose, tired, diarrhea, Soft closed and high CP 4/28 Sun CD27 10DPO: BFP on Clearblue Digital at 5AM & 9AM.

BFP with IVF #2 after 8 years of infertility!

I’ve been waiting 8 years to post on this site for a BFP!!! Can’t even tell you how many months I went on here trying to match my “symptoms” with someone else’s only to have my heart broken when AF came :( ... I did my first round of IVF in February and had cramping and thick discharge with blood mixed in three days after the transfer. I didn’t feel anything after that. It resulted in a negative. The second time (in March) I had mild cramping from day 2 till day 9 after transfer. Night 5,6, and 7 I had insomnia for part of the night and usually I’m a really good sleeper. On day 8 my blood test came back positive! I can’t even begin to describe how happy we were. (I’ve never been pregnant). I then ran out to pee on a stick just to see the two pink lines for the first time ever. The only other symptoms I feel are sleepiness and I get out of breath in the evenings, but it’s still early. I’m only 4 weeks and 4 days. I kept praying Psalm 113, which says “you make the barren woman a joyful mother” and I know God really heard me. I understand the pain of infertility and I just want to say, don’t give up hope!! 8 years of trying and 5 failed IUI and one failed IVF but I finally got my BFP!!!

BFP After almost 2 years of TTC

I have to give God Glory because the doctor said my husband's sperm count was so low the test could not even give a result. She had never seen a result do that in all her years of experience. BUT GOD!!! We got those results and spent $thousands of dollars on testing only to pretty much be told we'd need medical intervention to get pregnant. 21 months of ttc and here were my symptoms! DPO 1-10 Sore throat, body aches, stuffy nose, winded DPO 11-12 Pimples, Exhausted, still winded, and sore nipples (I had to sleep in a bra cause my nipple hurt pressed up against the bed) Tons of mucus every day (I kept wiping thinking my cycle was about to start) I felt light cramps and was sure I was about to start aunt flow DPO 13 Had 1 drink at the airport and was feeling very tipsy (Could not finish the drink). I had intense gagging after the drink but could not throw up. I kept thinking I was going to throw up on the airplane or faint. DPO 15 Felt Dizzy after standing up My stomach felt very warm nipples still sore DPO 17 (my period was 4 days late (my cycle is very regular), I was trying to wait a whole week to test because I pretty much thought I was pregnant every month lol) I woke at 6am had like 5 dreams about a positive pregnancy test and how I would tell other people! 7am BFP for the first time in my entire life!!! I ugly cried and woke up my husband and we cried some more!! Right now I am just really sleepy, very bloated, and winded for no reason other than baby!! I hope this encourages someone! I joined Fruit of the Womb Prayer group on fb and her prayers are powerful!

BFP After almost 2 years of TTC

I have to give God Glory because the doctor said my husband's sperm count was so low the test could not even give a result. She had never seen a result do that in all her years of experience. BUT GOD!!! We got those results and spent $thousands of dollars on testing only to pretty much be told we'd need medical intervention to get pregnant. 21 months of ttc and here were my symptoms! DPO 1-10 Sore throat, body aches, stuffy nose, winded DPO 11-12 Pimples, Exhausted, still winded, and sore nipples (I had to sleep in a bra cause my nipple hurt pressed up against the bed) Tons of mucus every day (I kept wiping thinking my cycle was about to start) I felt light cramps and was sure I was about to start aunt flow DPO 13 Had 1 drink at the airport and was feeling very tipsy (Could not finish the drink). I had intense gagging after the drink but could not throw up. I kept thinking I was going to throw up on the airplane or faint. DPO 15 Felt Dizzy after standing up My stomach felt very warm nipples still sore DPO 17 (my period was not 4 days late, I was trying to wait a whole week to test because I pretty much thought I was pregnant every month lol) I woke at 6am had like 5 dreams about a positive pregnancy test and how I would tell other people! 7am BFP for the first time in my entire life!!! I ugly cried and woke up my husband and we cried some more!! right now I am just really sleepy, very bloated, and winded for no reason other than baby!! I hope this encourages someone! I joined Fruit of the Womb Prayer group on fb and her prayers are powerful!

4 years

I started following the different post on here about 4 years ago. We have been trying for that long!! I’ve had two very early miscarriages in the first 2 years we were trying. I’m 31 and my husband is 44 so we figure it just want meant for us to have another. We still continued to try but not really. We weren’t charting or anything and we’ve just stayed off of BC since we weren’t getting pregnant anyways. About 7 months ago we made a few major changes in life. I started working and DH quit his full time, constant over time, stressful and crazy job. We’ve been so much happier and less stress!! My cycles are very regular with a 25-26 day cycle. I can usually tell you 2-3 days before I start. This month was different. Because I don’t chart o didn’t keep up with much Dec 31st was first day of LMP it was a normal cycle. Didn’t notice anything to be abnormal. Around cd 14-16 we had really really awesome BD!! Like I remember saying if we do this would be when lol Cd 26 day AF is to arrive I got sulfur burps. This is not abnormal for me but I kept them for three days instead of the normal 24 hours. Cd 27 woke up with horrible diarrhea for about 3 hours and still had sulfur burps. Couldn’t go to work and felt completely drained. Slept all day!! Was nauseous on and off Cd28 still had slight upset stomach and not as many burps. Still nauseous and so tired. Cd 29 naustead all day. Went to work and decided if I didn’t start there then I was testing when I got home. 2 test later and we are positive strong!! I go tomorrow to dr to be sure. Fxs this peanut stays!! It’s been so long that it doesn’t feel real. Stick with it ladies. When it’s your time you’ll be ready!!

Through God All Things Are Possible

I've been part of this ttc community since 2013, and I am so excited to say that after 5.5 years and $20k that this ttc veteran is graduating! I used to think BFP stories like mine were super scary. I would scroll through and think "wow, I can't imagine waiting years for a bfp" and "no way that'll be me". I think most long term ttcers agree that we all felt that way until one day we looked up and realized it *was* us. It happens slowly and somehow all at once. So if you're reading this, whether you're brand new to trying or you've already crossed into infertility territory, please know that the journey is not so scary. At times very hard and harrowing, but nothing you can't handle... one day at a time! Anyway, here's the short version of what these past few years entailed: We were up against borderline low motility with no other known issues. We proceeded more slowly than many couples do, mostly because (in case you didn't already know) this shizz is expensive, lol. We did 3 unsuccessful IUIs before taking a break and switching to a clinic with much more personalized care. We did a mini (minimal stimulation) ivf in 2017 with a "freeze all" protocol and had our first transfer in Feb 2018 with two great embryos that didn't take. That let us with one, and perhaps they saved the best for last because the late November transfer was the miracle we'd been waiting for. I'm pregnant! It still sounds so surreal. My beta HCG numbers are within range and rising appropriately. We are still deep in prayer that this little one stays healthy and strong, but I have done by best to lay my worries at God's feet and let them go. Don't worry, I won't deny you the symptoms! Two days after our 3-day transfer (5dpo equivalent) I had really terrible period like cramps on and off for a few hours. By four days past transfer (7dpo equivalent) I was running hot and just not feeling great. This went on for a few days. I can't say it's nausea so much as just feeling gross all of the sudden, and I was more prone to an indigestion feeling after I ate, which is a symptom that has continued and worsened. By 6dpt (9dpo), my bbs were getting tender. Bbs are such a tricky symptom, and mine usually get sore around 9dpo so I didn't think much of it. But they stayed sore, which was unusual. I took all of these "symptoms" with a grain of salt, but looking back they paint a clear bfp picture to me. I also had a very calm and serene feeling for much of the tww that maybe it had worked. During my meditation practice I felt very grounded and nurturing and connected to our embryo, like I was Mother Earth and this little seed had taken root and sprouted within me. Sounds nutty but hey -- the beta came back pregnant! :D I love every symptom though. Indigestion? Yay! Hot flashes? Bring em on! Sore bbs? The sorer the merrier! Side effects of being long-term ttc I guess. Anyway, that's my story. This community offered me so much support and wisdom over the years, and I'm so grateful. I'm humbled by what these past years have taught me and I can't wait to take those lessons in faith, patience, and perseverance with me as I move forward. You're all in my prayers. If you're reading this and wondering if it could be you, YES, it could be you. Through God all things are possible. Take a breath and know that you can't be anywhere other than exactly where you are right now. Relax. All is coming. Faith, trust, and baby dust, Spazzle

BFP at 34 using conceive plus and accupuncture

I obsessed over this site in my TWW, it’s an absolute God send. All of the medical notes I read online said that symptoms rarely show until after your missed period but this site shows that so many of us do experience our bodies changing early and we need to trust our instincts, my symptoms are as follows: 1-6 dpo - no symptoms 7 dpo - sore breasts, insomnia, vivid dream 8 dpo -insomnia, another vivid dream then woke up starving when I normally don’t eat breakfast, felt intensely tired and fell asleep on the couch at 7pm (I never even sleep early I’m a night owl), husband was shocked. A lot of CM. Muddled my words all day, tried to say one word to my husband 4 times and just couldn’t pronounce a normal day to day word (what the?!). Took pregnancy test too early - negative. 9 dpo - Had cramping at 1am, insomnia, then woke at 6am with nausea and lower back pain, stuffy nose and a mild cold coming on feeling. Heavy CM. 10dpo - vivid dream again, woke up nauseas and hungry (I’m only usually hungry by lunch time). Mild cramps, mild headaches and weird pains all over my body. SUPER angry last night, snapped at DH for scraping the bowl too loud and for breathing too loud, my complaints got so ridiculous he was laughing at me uncontrollably. 11dpo - tested this morning - BFN. Woke wanting to vomit so badly, exhausted and cramping that lasted mildly all day. 12dpo - tested again - BFN! Woke with brief mild nausea. Crashed and had to sleep in the afternoon, mild cramps like a dull ache. Cracked and tested at 2am like an addict, knew it wouldn’t be positive late at night but needed a fix lol - BFN. Stayed up obsessively reading until 4am reading about women who didn’t get a positive for months into their pregnancy. Felt down and prayed that tomorrow morning even though it was only 6hrs away that God would give me a BFP so that I could go to my friends wedding knowing that I had a baby inside. Told God it was a silly request but please.. 13dpo - Tested at 8am - BFP!!!!!!!!!!!

Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

First IVF-BFP

Well it’s my time to give back to you all who kept my hopes high when times looked rough. My husband is 33 yo I am 29 yo, we have a 5 yo who was conceived naturally without any issues. When he was 2 yo we decided to start trying...nothing happened. From OpKs, clomid, letrozole, IUI unmedicated to medicated IUIs and nothing. Specialist called it unexplained infertility as hubby was good and well me I had issues with ovulation. I had enough follicles but ovaries needed stimulation. Fast forward, I thought I had tried enough and proceeded to IVF. Huge step, huge time of acceptance and huge burden off you back as you feel a step closer to your goal. I prayed to God to lead us in the right path and with the right drs. Now we went through whole IVF process shots/pills/Retrieval etc. We opted for genetic testing just to increase the probability of implantation. Then time of FET. 1dp5dt (Wednesday) no symptoms. Started feeling AF type cramping 5dp5dt-7dp5dt. I also woke up middle of night super hot and uncomfortable. I remember crying on my own and telling myself it don’t work. 8dt5dt cramps subsided. And occurred randomly. I didn’t want to test at home and waited for blood work. Did blood work. Got the call at work. Told them to hold so I could get some privacy (I share my office with 3 people). I’m shaking lock myself in the restroom. Nurse asked me if I’m ready for result. Nerves Werre high. I could feel my heart pounding. I ask her if I could say a prayer first. She says yes. I say my little prayer. And then i heard congratulations you are pregnant. I am in total dsbelief and I start crying. I asked how my progesterone levels were since I’ve had low progesterone issues. She said they looked great. FYI nurse, PA, and office assistant have me on speaker and all tell me you’re going to make us all cry. Theyve been part of my journey and I think they were truly invested in helping my little family grow. I wanted to do something special to surprise hubby. But I couldn’t contain myself and called him immediately. We have decided to wait on telling our 5 yo as we want to tell him a little later. So this is my Story as short as I could make it. Keep your head up high. Believe there is a higher power when all else fails. Allow yourself to cry, pout, be angry, but get right back up and try again. No matter how many negatives you see it all fades away with that one positive. Keep enjoying life. Whatever your circumstances are you will prevail!

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