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ONE GOLDEN EGG

I share this story after 8 years of calling in our spirit baby. I offer this to all women who have been on the journey who know that they have a spirit baby waiting to come through to them. You've got this sister, may your baby arrive in your womb in the perfect divine time. For 8 long years we called him in with open hearts and an open home. I am the queen of organic clean living, this baby not arriving was not through lack of a healthy life, diet choices or exercise. This baby had bigger plans for us. He offered us an invitation to awakening. After 8 years of being unable to conceive my spirit baby told me in a dream he wanted to be born through natural cycle or minimal cycle IVF - a previous absolute no go for me, an unexplored option. So many synchronistic events played out for that first IVF cycle. It was as if a magic carpet had directed me to every destination. I was surrounded and supported by absolute magic. Everything felt aligned so you can imagine my crushing heartache when that cycle failed to produce any fertilised eggs. I didn’t even have the chance to hold an embryo in my body. I was devastated. In the process of that first cycle I wanted to approach IVF with joy, wonder, love and gratitude. I wanted to welcome the medication into my body with grace, gratitude and magic. A miracle meeting of science and spirit coming together. I wanted to honour and love every moment. I wanted to let go of all the stories I had chosen to believe about IVF. I realised my babies final gift to me was to help me let go of dogma and old beliefs I was carrying about IVF. I began looking for an online program, a meditation series where I could welcome the magic of the medication, a program where I could direct my body to select the most adventurous and healthy eggs. I wanted to talk to my ovaries, pituitary gland my whole endocrine system and share what was happening. This program didn’t exist. So I created it. After creating all this and sharing the magic with my soul for the first cycle not to work I was like What The F... universe. I HATE YOU. The gifts of that cycle not working was the depth of absolute grief I experienced. I was completely blindsided by that grief. The grief slapped me back to 3D reality instantly, It also teleported me to a place of magic. The meditation series I created would have been missing a crucial layer of depth had I conceived the first time. That grief was a tremendous gift, a spiritual package of raw downloads to help thousands upon thousands of women who are yet to undertake the journey. Papas too. Before cycle number 2 I had a dream. I was with my spirit baby and we were in my ovaries. Millions of eggs were swaying and my little boy who was holding my hand yelled out who wants to be me. All the eggs parted and bowed to one golden egg which raised up from the rest. The egg was encased in a gorgeous box and a goddess walked the egg down and handed the box to my little boy who beamed at it with love and gratitude. Fast forward to cycle 2 Cycle number 2 resulted in one fertilised egg. ONE GOLDEN EGG. The fertility clinic were very negative about going through all that and only having one egg reminding me that I am 40 years old. But I knew it wasn’t just any old egg. That one golden egg was transferred into my womb on a 2dt And tadah - just like that after 8 years I am pregnant for the very first time. xx

BEST GIFT EVER .... My BFP

I am 40 and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 13 months, 3 IUI's and 3 IVFs. On my 3rd IVF I finally got my BFP!!! My story starts with 3 no successful IUI’s. On my 1st IVF we decided to go with PGS (long waiting). One embryo transferred, I felt breast soreness (I believe it was because of the meds) and cramping. Full bleeding at day 3 after ET, of course full depression, but the nurse encouraged me to continue on the meds. I got a positive PT, that after 2 days I lost in my second check. I tried again and during my 2nd IVF, one embryo transferred and I felt the regular monthly cramping 2 days before the PT, which resulted negative. I gave it a try, and for my 3rd IVF I got 2 embryos transferred. For all my cycles I have had slow growth and no more than 6 follicles to be candidates for extraction. On my 3rd cycle I got 3 follicles extracted and the 3 were fertilized. The day of the transfer I got 2 embryos transferred, and I started praying, meditating and being thankful for any result that could result. ZERO symptoms, honestly ZERO. I was very thirsty (I believe was because of the meds) 6dp5dt I had a watery discharge, desperate since I didn't understand why I did not feel anything!. I did a PT on day 10dp5dt which results on 1 strong line and the second one very fainted. 11dp5dt we did the electronic test and we saw a beautiful YES. Resulting on a positive beta. I am super excited and thankful. Strongly believing that I am having a happy ending. I read so many posts and with my experience, I just want to ask you to have hope in your heart, trust your god, every women body is different. Which you the best in this journey!
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My BFP story... Best Gift Ever!

I am 40 and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 13 months, 3 IUI's and 3 IVFs. On my 3rd IVF I finally got my BFP!!! My story starts with 3 no successful IUI’s. On my 1st IVF we decided to go with PGS (long waiting). One embryo transferred, I felt breast soreness (I believe it was because of the meds) and cramping. Full bleeding at day 3 after ET, of course full depression, but the nurse encouraged me to continue on the meds. I got a positive PT, that after 2 days I lost in my second check. I tried again and during my 2nd IVF no PGS, one embryo transferred and I felt the regular monthly cramping 2 days before the PT, which resulted negative. I gave it a try, for my 3rd IVF, no PGS, and I got 2 embryos transferred. For all my cycles I have had slow growth and no more than 6 follicles to be candidates for extraction. On my 3rd cycle I got 3 follicles extracted and the 3 were fertilized. The day of the transfer I got 2 embryos transferred, and I started praying, meditating and being thankful for any result that could result. ZERO symptoms, honestly ZERO. I was very thirsty (I believe was because of the meds) 6dp5dt I had a watery discharge, desperate since I didn't understand why I did not feel anything!. I did a PT on day 10dp5dt which results on 1 strong line and the second one very fainted. 11dp5dt we did the electronic test and we saw a beautiful YES. Resulting on a positive PT. I am super excited and thankful. Strongly believing that I am having a happy ending. I read so many posts and with my experience, I just want to ask you to have hope in your heart, trust your god, every women body is different. Which you the best in this journey!
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Pregnant at 45 with no fertility help, will be 46

I have been a loonnnngtime lurker on this forum, and since I just got my BFF, I thought I should repay the favor by sharing my story also! I’ll be 46 before my due date, so I was not at all optimistic about my chances of getting pregnant this time. We’d only really been trying for a few months. We have 4 kids already, so we would not have gone for fertility help if we didn’t conceive. I know I personally have liked reading of the happy stories from women around my age. Hopefully this will also end up to be a happy story, though I am realistic that miscarriage is very common at my age. I can only try to think positively and enjoy every day of the pregnancy. I really can hardly believe it’s real! We are definitely holding off on telling any family, including our other kids, until after the first trimester. I did have one miscarriage in the past, between two of my other pregnancies. Please send prayers and positive thoughts for me that that doesn’t happen this time! Our youngest is in elementary school, and we had told the kids before now that I am too old to be hoping for any more babies, whenever the idea of wanting a little baby brother or sister came up. I really hope we’ll be able to give them some amazing happy news around March. My cycles have been 26-28 days long, and always with a little light spotting 1-2 days before my period starts. When I didn’t have even a trace of spotting, and it was 28 days after my last cycle started, I wondered if something could be happening! Then that same day, I got up from a nap and had a huge overwhelming rush of nausea and almost dizziness/ lightheadedness. It took a few minutes for this to pass and it was a very extreme miserable feeling. I took that as a definite sign! Since that day, I also now have constantly sore swollen bbs. No more nausea for now. I did have a little heartburn around CD 26 or 27, which I never really get, but at the time, I didn’t feel it could really mean anything. I did take a home pregnancy test to confirm, but I pretty much knew what it would be. It was a very solid “+” sign immediately. Sorry if this post is a little long! I always like to read plenty of detail in other people’s stories though. Hope this post might be helpful to someone out there. You are the only people I’m telling for now! Hope to hear back from some of you! I intend to keep you updated!

Thanksgiving BFP naturally conceived at 41!!!

I'm still in shock we are pregnant. I tested with smu and two positive lines came up before I could even put the stick down. My little backdrop, I'm 41, my Dh is 47. We have 6 kids. Oldest 21, youngest is 6. I had a miscarriage 2 years ago at 39 New Years and 2 years to the day (earlier this year) I had another miscarriage. Both pregnancies caught us by surprise, but we were happy about them. The miscarriages took a lot out of us emotionally because we assumed I would never have issues since I had 6 live and healthy babies. After the last miscarriage we made a decision that we did not want to go through that kind of pain again. We assumed because of our age we were done and our bodies were done. (Naive, but that is what we thought) We discussed a vasectomy and my husband was very reluctant, so we never pressed the issue. I kept track of my body's cues about ovulation and tried to avoid sex during that time. That lasted up until last month. We were so busy with the kids and their activities that by the time I thought about it, we had already dtd and now are here. My cycles are anywhere from 28-33. I ovulate on days 14-19. It all depends on my cycle. This cycle I think I ovulated on cd17 (We dtd this evening, pretty sure I had ov pains a few hours later 1Dpo....nothing 2Dpo...dtd, super dry ( not normal for me, I assumed my body is changing yet again, normally I'm wet until the day before aunt flow) 3Dpo...not much, just exhausted, drove a lot over this weekend, it must be that 4Dpo...I'm super hungry at work, can not wait for lunch..note to self, eat breakfast, so I don't feel like this again 5Dpo....nothing 6Dpo...I'm shaky, Did I eat today? run to break room scarf down peanuts assuming I need protein, start to feel better 7Dpo...Didn't notice much this day...just remember it was a bad day 8Dpo...Breasts are getting sore on sides can not lean up against them much. My daughter and I are on same cycle, she gets her menstrual. I didn't realize I was due for my period, I start counting back from last period..no I can't be, my period must be coming in a few days 9Dpo...wipe up brown tinged fluid, assume period will be here slight cramping on right side 10Dpo...ewcm mixed with twinge of brown 11Dpo...ewcm clear 12dpo..nothing slight cramping...dry 130Dpo..dry again, this is weird no way, I'll test tomorrow if still nothing. I still had test from previous testing. 14Dpo (Thanksgiving (today) tested with smu...BFP!!! ) still in shock!!

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.

BFP at 9DPO after a MC at age 39!!

Hi Guys, I've been stalking this site for a few weeks now and it has helped a lot & its helped me keep up hope & So i've decided to share my story & maybe help someone else. My Name is Ruth and I am 39years young. My husband and I decided to try for our second child together, he is also 39 will be 40 next month. Our son is 10 will be 11 in November. Not sure why we waited so long but time does go by so quick!! Anyways we decided to start trying in June 2018 and got pregnant that same cycle. We were stoked but that happiness was short lived, when I went for my 1st U/S and they couldn't find anything, a Wk later I had the MC. I started thinking maybe it was my age, maybe I didn't take extra precautions, but none of that helped so I did what I always do and compartmentalize and try again. We decided to try immediately the following cycle and nothing happened. In Aug 2018 when AF showed I'm not going to lie I did shed some tears because I was so sure I was pregnant. A had all the symptoms, but nope I wasn't. So this month we tried again I used the app Flo to try and track my OV days and left it up to chance. It started having a few symptoms, past 2 wks but kept thinking I might be imagining them. Then this week I had such an insatiable hunger I swear if I don't eat every 2-3 hrs I feel so nauseas. I thought some symptoms can be imagined but nausea, I'm not so sure. I took a HPT at 7DPO (a cheapie from Dollar Tree) and it was negative. I decided to give it 2 more days and try again. I took the FRER on 9DPO yesterday at around 5pm and I got my BFP!!! It was so bright I was shocked...!! I'm and so excited & praying this is a sticky bean. Good Luck everyone & Lots of baby dust to everyone!!!
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1 year after a loss, pregnant with our Rainbow

Like most who come back here, I’ve been stalking this site for a while! Checking my symptoms with all the others and hoping this would be the month! We suffered a second trimester loss a year ago and have been trying ever since. We’ve had two chemicals where the BFPs disappeared and AF came. But not this time! Finally, this is it! Here’s my story/symptoms I took clomid CD 5-9. Got a positive OPK (advanced) on CD 14 and CD 15. I O’ed somewhere in the night between the two. O day- intense cramping. I’ve had two IUIs (different cycles) and one of them had intense cramping. It was just like that. 1DPO intense cramps continued. I felt like it was on both sides, like I could feel my Fallopian tubes contracting. 2-3DPO nothing 4 DPO creamy CM 5 DPO and 6 DPO more cramping. More like AF coming, but I knew that was too soon. 5-9 DPO CM was wet Breast tenderness began to intensify by 7dpo At 8dpo I got a vvvfp on an OSOM SMU. I was hopeful. 9DPO a faint positive on OSOM and First Response and Internet cheapie. Tests have only gotten darker. 10 and 11 dpo. Trouble sleeping. Sick at my stomach. I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. Hoping this little One grows big in there and stays strong for 9 months!

45 and gave birth to a healthy baby boy

I was 44 when I was checking this "BFP over 40" board obsessively. I thought I would definitely write my story to share with others and also give others hope if I became pregnant. My daughter was 9 years old from a previous relationship and my love of life was 32 years old, 12 years younger than me with no child. He never told his parents how old I was, just implied that "we were in the same age range", so his big family won't refuse me. He wanted to have a son someday and I promised him in my heart that I would fulfill his dream. I then told my doctor that I was planning to have a baby, she reacted as normal as it could be, gave me all the advice and never mentioned anything about my age. She did suggested me to do a full fertility test and referred me to a local fertility center, said my last pregnancy was nearly 10 years ago, it would be good to have an update. It was the fertility center that told me that I was too old, my chance of getting pregnant naturally was less than 1%, etc...etc... I just ignored them, all I needed was the blood test results that my doctor asking for. The blood test results came back and showed that my fertility level was the same as someone in the early thirties. My confidence level went sky high! Sure enough, I was pregnant 3 months later naturally, and it was a boy! I was too excited, too busy planning for the new baby, totally forgot about writing a story on TwoWeek Wait. The pregnancy was happy, smooth and healthy, his big family threw a big baby shower for me. His parents were thrilled that their only son was having a son. I gave birth naturally at 45 to a healthy baby boy at full term. He was the most beautiful and amazing thing I have ever seen. :) My doctor finally admitted that I was the oldest mom in her practice who conceived naturally. Oh, now everyone has been asking me about baby #2, I'm 46 already! Not trying this time, too busy with my baby boy. Just let nature take its course.
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BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

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