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BFP by Sperm Meets Egg Plan

The Sperm Meets Egg Plan is a very specific protocol designed to help couples achieve pregnancy. Here you’ll find the stories of ladies who’ve followed the program and come out the other side with a BFP in lieu of a diploma. Not too shabby…!

Enjoy the stories. And if you should get your BFP courtesy of the Sperm Meets Egg Plan, be sure to send it our way!

BFP using soft cups, SMEP, and Mucinex after 3 months TTC!

We've only been trying for 3 months, but I have to say I was feeing pretty discouraged that we weren't instantly pregnant. This will be baby #3 for us (I'm 30 years old), and my first two babies we got pregnant the first go round, so I just assumed it would be that easy this time! After obsessing over every symptom the last two cycles, and being so disappointed with a BFNs, I tried to take it easy this time and not read to much into every little thing. But here are my symptoms, by DPO:

CD 16: O Day! Actually had gotten a positive ovulation strip on CD 14 and 15, and by CD 16 it was negative, but this is the day that FF chose as my O day. Also, CD 15 and CD 16 I had what felt like bad menstrual cramps (o pain?) but I was also gassy and constipated so cramping could have been related to that.

DPO 1: Nothing, slow rise in temperature.
DPO 2: Nothing, temp still going up.
DPO 3:Nothing, record high temp at 98.84
DPO 4: Feeling warm and flushed, but it was warm out so I wrote it off as nothing. A bit bloated. Temp slightly lower.
DPO 5: Temp dropping still. Bloated and gassy. Very emotional, cried watching TV (again, not that unusual for me).
DPO 6: Temp dropping further (still well above cover line though). Feeling grumpy and irritable that my temp as gone down three days in a row, I feel like I for sure cannot be pregnant. Very snappy and irritable mood, I figure that it is PMS. Boobs achy on and off, which is normal PMS symptom for me.
DPO 7: Temp is back up at 98.75. Feel in a much better mood. Weird stabbing pain in left nipple, which is not normal for me. Pain continues on and off throughout the day.
DPO 8: Gassy, temp is still high. I don't feel pregnant so I have coffee and feel weird and jittery (possibly because I've been abstaining from caffeine for so long).
DPO 9: Boobs achy (only a little). Gassy and a little bloated, face is breaking out a bit more than usual before AF. A few twinges and pains in my uterus. Menstrual like back cramps. Feeling very tired, take a nap in the afternoon, and still fall asleep at 9:30 at night.
DPO 10: Temp is still high (usually by now it starts to go down). Decide to take a cheap pregnancy test (Easy at Home Brand), and I am amazed that there is a very definite faint line!! Continued cramps and weird tingling in armpits and occasional stabbing pains in boobs. Feeling warm and flushed. Twinges in uterus. Can't keep eyes open after 9:00 PM.
DPO 11: Temp still up, take a Clear Blue Easy test and definite line appears! Also take another cheap test, and line is darker than yesterday's! Feeling very warm, gassy, and having twinges/pains in uterus. Very tired, napping a lot.

So that's it! Most of my pregnancy symptoms were so similar or identical to PMS, so I really wasn't holding out much hope (although at the beginning of this cycle I did have a good feeling about this being our cycle to conceive, but then after not really feeling pregnant I lost hope). So don't stress if you don't have that many symptoms, it's different every time. With my daughter I knew I was pregnant before I even tested, but not this time!

Things we did this cycle that might have helped our BFP that we didn't do last time:
DH: Took Maca Root, Zinc, and multi vitamin.

Me: Took Evening Primrose Oil to O day, then switched to Fish Oil. Also drank Red Raspberry leaf tea the whole cycle until I got a positive Pregnancy test. Also took prenantal, vit. d, vit. k, magnesium.

Followed Sperm Meets Egg Plan, using Soft Cups, Preseed, and took Mucinex during fertile period.

I have a retroverted uterus, so we DTD with me laying on my stomach and my hips propped up on a pillow. I also laid on my stomach (not my back) afterwards for at least 1 hour. I put the Soft Cups in after about an hour with a bit of preseed in it, and kept them in 8-12 hours.

bfp with PCOS thanks to GOD and femara/letrozole

I am in total shock I'm here, honestly .. 12 tests later and I'm still in denial, it doesn't seem real! Just two days ago ,I was getting bfns!!!! Okay anyway,
Took femara 5-9 5mgs , I had 4 failed rounds prior to this round , but those were 2.5 mgs, I don't think I was responding the low dose.
This bfp was such a shock , I wasn't expecting faint lines at 9dpo!!!! We BD my whole fertile week! Only BD once daily. I never worried this month , and we had been trying for 2.5 years due to my Pcos , I had a healthy DD in 2010 so I had forgotten how pregnancy felt ...but honestly I kept feeling hopeful , I had tons of faith , I felt good about this month and prayed the whole month through , not one time this month did I feel out... Which eventually I had always felt out at some point in my cycles...but not this one..

Cd14 negative opks , BD
CD15 negative opks, BD
Cd16 negative opk BD
Cd17 positive opk BD
Cd18 negative opks, (Ovulation day) BD
1dpo no symptoms. Didn't think I ovulated because I had no pains or cramps ,just mild stomach digging (felt like AF was coming)
2dpo no symptoms , was still hopeful. Not worried.
3dpo Lotiony cm, right ovary twinges , even though I'm positive I ovulated from left ovary.... I that that was weird.. I remember describing them as ovary electric shocks or pulses. Didn't hurt...
4dpo watery cm , insomnia started ... All of a sudden I was up until 4-9 am , no sleep! And wasn't tired ...I thought it was from drinking Pepsi before bedtime.... But the insomnia continued for days after!!! (Weird for me) I usually get a night of insomnia the day before AF..
5dpo watery cm, insomnia again ...didn't fall asleep until 8am, warm legs.. Still hopeful
6dpo insomnia , didn't fall asleep until 7am...no other symptoms (I didn't realize insomnia was a symptom until I got my bfp and thought about what was different..)
7dpo insomnia , didn't sleep until 11am!!!! Stuffy nostril for a a hour ? (Still didn't assume pregnancy )
8dpo bfn !! No symptoms
9dpo atleast 6 reallyyy faint almost non existent lines , didn't believe them at all!! No symptoms...
10dpo lines are MUCH darker and no doubt about it , immediately thanked god a thousand times!!! Femara worked , god heard my prayers!!

12 months TTC and FINALLY a BFP!

Hi everyone! I have been a member of this website for 12 months. I signed up the day my husband and I decided we were TTC. I never expected it would take 12 cycles, and with a CP last July, we were heartbroken. We took 2 months to NTNP, and then started up again TTC in October.

Today I am 13dpo and I got my BFP! I can’t stop thanking Jesus! Every month I've read posts like this and thought that it would not be me, but I am truly hoping it's finally the time for all my friends here as well.

We used the sperm meets egg plan and a LOT of prayer!

I never believed in symptoms in the TWW, but I did feel a few things different this cycle. Starting on 10dpo my temperature shot up above my ovulatory spike. After 11dpo and 12dpo were still very high, my FertilityFriend app said I had a triphasic chart (usually results in pregnancy).

Also, all day yesterday (12dpo) my stomach felt unsettled. It was very fluttery, and made me feel weird. I told myself that if my temperature was still up, I would test today. And it was, so I tested and --wouldn’t you know it-- BFP!

Praying for a sticky bean and baby dust to you!

(Picture: top is HPT and bottom is OPK)

Unexpected but very welcome BFP!

I want to share my BFP story as visiting these boards is what's kept me sane these last few months! I can't quite believe it....After swearing I was pregnant 3 months ago (our first month of TTC) here I am today with a totally unexpected BFP!!

We followed the SMEP plan, used pre-seed and CB advanced digital OPKs. Missionary position only, and I stayed lying down for 15 mins after BD'ing.

I read 'Making Babies' and 'Taking Charge Of Your Fertility' which I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone TTC. It only took 1 month after making the suggested changes, using pre-seed and OPKs to get my BFP!

I basically had no symptoms at all, and had spotting on day 26 which I thought was AF, but was only a few drops, so I assume this was late-ish implantation bleeding. I also had a BBT drop on day 26 which made me think for sure I wasn't pregnant, but it shot back up today, the day I got my BFP (day 28/DPO 14) - the day of my missed period. I've had some mild cramping and 'pulling' in the abdomen, but I thought these were just signs AF was coming, but apparently not!

I have a history of hormonal issues, adrenal fatigue and really bad PMS, so anyone out there with these issues, please have hope!!

Wishing you all baby dust!

BFP at 11dpo!!

I'm so excited to be posting this!! This month I told my DH that I was sick of getting BFNs and we were going to try really hard this month. In October I had a really long cycle with some faint BFPs, but they were all blue dye so I'm not sure if it was a chemical or just evaps. Anyway. I started taking Geritol after some research and that convincing motto "There's a baby at the bottom of every bottle." We also followed the SMEP method and used preseed during the fertile window. I didn't get many symptoms except before 6dpo. On 6dpo I woke up with the worst charlie horse in my leg. The only other time I had this was when I was pregnant with DD. I also started getting tired earlier and had a couple days when I woke up with a headache that lasted all day. The other thing I noticed was that my temps were lower than they usually are in the 2ww. There was still a clear temp shift, just not as high. I didn't really feel different, but my instincts told me this was the month. I usually drink alcohol through the 2ww, but not this time. Not even on NYE. Good luck to all you ladies!!!

Tubal Reversal BFP!!! 2nd Cycle after MMC!!

WOW!!! What an end to the year, huh?? Little background: I'm 25, DH 25 as well. We have 2 living children. Tubal Ligation after the birth of our DD in 2011, TR 6/2014. Since then I have been pregnant 3 times: First time with my micro preemie Tinsley (she passed away at 5 weeks old after I had a terrible bout of Pre Eclampsia that had me in labor and delivery at only 26 weeks gestation *May She Rest In Peace*), next BFP in August of this year that unfortunately ended in a MMC (I kind of knew something was going to go wrong with that pregnancy because I got my BFP AFTER a normal AF...ya that wasn't going to be pretty), and lastly right now!!! Praying this is a sticky baby, and a TAKE HOME BABY as well. Here's what DH and I did:

-AF 12/3/15
-AF End 12/7/15
-DTD CD: 5,7,9,11
-Pos. OPK on CD 12, Strong pos. OPK on CD 13
-DTD CD: 12, 13,14,16 (SPERM MEETS EGG PLAN basically) O'd on CD 14
-1 DPO (CD 15)-- 7 DPO: Nothing I can recall honestly. I was trying not to spot symptoms and there were few to be honest. Maybe some cramping around 7 DP0 but nothing I can remember, and to be honest if I DID have any feelings here and there 9/10 they weren't pregnancy related because baby wouldn't have even implanted yet.
8/9 DPO- CRAMPS!!! A TON OF CRAMPS!!!! I MEAN SERIOUSLY CRAMPS!! I remember feeling tired too. Squinter on a FRER. Is this my BFP??
9/10 DPO: More cramping and feeling very sleepy. I take a nap today (I NEVER nap) and when I awoke I felt a wave of nausea that I continued to feel for the next few days, to be honest, especially after laying down. BFP!!! Faint line.
10DPO-13DPO (today): I probably tested with 10 FRERS. My lines were all over the place and had me thinking Chemical Pregnancy. I mean some days they looked like they weren't even changing darkness. I literally sat over the last few days thinking AF was going to come when she was due or shortly there after because my lines were not getting any darker. I think ONE test out of all my FRER's was darker. But even that was light. I was SOO emotional all these days and cried a ton thinking "why can't I STAY pregnant?". DH was optimistic, though. Said maybe it was just too early still. I also had, and still have, a slight cold (coughing a lot) and have a nice amount of creamy CM that I have noticed over the last 4 or 5 days (maybe since implantation??) Eating more, peeing more. For SURE!
13 DPO (today): I decided to test just one more time with a new FRER since my Walmart (88c cheapies) seemed to be progressing over the last day or so. Odd, I thought. I kept thinking "how in the hell are they getting darker after almost 5 days of FAINT BFPS??". So I bought another pack of FRER and said screw it! Took another test this afternoon (like 5th day urine) and it was the darkest BFP I have received thus far!!! YAY!!!!!! Looked perfect for 13dpo. I guess my test needed for me to pass the day of AF to really get dark. And the BITCH didn't show today!!! So don't fear if your test aren't dark when testing EARLY. It may get darker by day of missed AF or shortly after.

DH and I seriously stuck to the SMEP, we used Preseed EACH and EVERY time, I laid down after every BD and went to sleep. I take a prenatal every day and try to walk at least 3 days out of a week. I took Mucinex a few days leading up to O, but I ran out and didn't buy anymore after that. I don't make a lot of fertile CM so I think that in conjunction with Preseed is a winner!! Ladies if you are on the fence about Preseed, DON'T BE!! BUY IT! BUY IT! BUY IT!! I swear I get pregnant much faster with it, 1st or 2nd cycle each time. I am praying this one sticks because the last MMC had me so shaken up. I also prayed so, so HEAVILY this cycle and over the last few days. I told myself this new year is a year for GREAT THINGS and asked God to make it so. So far, God is in agreement with this pregnancy. One thing I can say that is different from the other 2 pregnancies post TR (THANK GOD) is I have NO spotting or bleeding. With my late DD I had spotting for WEEKS before and after bfp, but that pregnancy progressed fine until I succumbed to the PRE Eclampsia and had to deliver her early. With the MMC I had a WHOLE AF!! Tested a day after she left and DARK BFP! So I can at least be happy in that so far, no bleeding. Just a LOT of creamy CM!!! And I mean A LOT!!! Good luck ladies!!!!!! Hope that was thorough enough. I always try to be as detailed as possible with these posts. Stay positive!!!

BFP by dpo- after 2yrs TTC with Details

Hi ladies...I've stalked and participated this site for a while. Ive stalked it for abt a year and have been actively participating for two months. I met an amazing group of women in the TTC forums. Feel free to check us out at "New Babies for the New Year" . Everyday I read BFP stories no matter how old they are as ive found so much comfort in them and promised that i would not hesitate to share my story if i was ever so blessed to get a BFP.

Me and DH have been ttc for 2 years and its been rough. With not even a hint of a BFP i was really thinking that it may just not happen. I have (UD) uterus didelpys which means i have two completely separate uterus/ 2 cervices/ 2 vaginas and each uterus has its own Fallopian tube. I dont believe that it was so much of the UD that made it so complicated i believe it was multiple things. Started charting my cycles obsessively a few months ago and realized there were some issues. I found out that i have multiple LH surges in my cycle. Thank goodness i had decided to use OPKs all cycle long. I realized i was have 3 separate surges(CD 8/9, CD 11 but the last one was the real one. The only way i was able to tell is by checking my CP and sure enough it was high mushy soft and open. I noticed that i didnt have the ewcm so i used Pre-Seed. I truly recommend this product as the only cycled i used it in is the cycle i got my BFP. Also we started taking Fertilaid (men/women). I stopped taking fertilaid after 45 days. Only because i just wanted that boost of progesterone from the Chasteberry. I did stop because i didnt want my body to get use to chasteberry making it produce progesterone. I just wanted it as a booster. Ive heard of women having MC due to stopping chasteberry(vitex) so i didnt want to be dependent on it. We used the SMEP method which i believe every couple ttc should use but whatever works works right :)

12/13 - High fertile , No BDng
12/14 - High fertile, BD
12/15 - positive OPK, BD with Pre-Seed
12/16 - Super positive OPK "OVULATION" (bbt 97.2), BD with Pre-Seed
12/17 - (1 dpo - bbt, 97.6) Negative OPK but CP still open and high so we BD with Pre-Seed

2-4dpo - No Symptoms. bbt 97.6, little cm, CP high and firm

5-7dpo - breast tingled on and off, bbt 98.4, little cm, CP high firm

8dpo - headache, little cm, bbt 98.4, BFN on wondfo, CP low and firm

9dpo - no symptoms, little cm, bbt 98.0, BFN on wondfo, indigestion in the middle of the night, CP medium high. tilted, and firm

10dpo- BFN on wondfo, btt 98.0, no symptoms really... indigestion in the middle of the night, vivid dream i took my BBT using a straw. lol. Thought that was strange. Im suspicious at this point at the lack of pms symptoms, CP low and somewhat firm.

11dpo - bbt 98.4, indigestion, no real symptoms, little cm. CP low, firm...Woke up did an hpt with wondfo. Placed it on window and went back to sleep. Woke up and saw a very faint line. Fell on the floor crying laughing crying then immediately thought if this evap i will find wondfo's factory and give then a piece of my mind.... Then i thought something is wrong with my eyes because i just woke up from a nap. So i kept blinking till i felt like 20/20 vision was in full effect (lolololol. i know im crazy but i blinked a million times till i knew i wasnt fooling myself then cried for 10 minutes again did another wondfo and FRER digital got another Faint BFP and a YES+ with FMU. Later in the evening I got a very visible BFP with Wondfo with 4hr hold.

12dpo - BBT, 98.39 Another BFP with a similar line to yesterday's evening test. I will be doing a CB digital tomorrow. Late night i had some mild cramping and aches. My breast did finally get a bit tender. Nothing crazy. This morning feeling off a bit. Leg cramps and somewhat nauseated, Strange twinges on right side but overall just happy. CP still low, but it feels strange in there now.

The lack of PMS symptoms, the two nights not being able to sleep all night, one vivid dream, and the indigestion were what made me suspicious. I had no increase CM. Just barely there creamy when checking my CP but not enough for discharge. My CPs are low and slight firm. One CP is tilted but kind of firm. My chart which im going to find out how to post in a minute is almost textbook Triphasic.

I told DH this morning. We exchange gifts daily till New Years so this was perfect. I bought some pacifiers and placed it in a gift box with the +HPT. He was so excited he couldnt stop smiling. IM STILL IN SHOCK. Cant believe that we finally have our BFP. I do believe that the Pre-Seed and FertilAid (for men and women) contributed to this. Though i stopped taking the FertilAid 3 weeks ago. The PreSeed and Fertilaid for men is definitely a must have.... Praying for a sticky bean. Baby dust to all!

Cool, Calm, Uncollected!

Hello ladies!
For the past 4 months I have only imagined adding my BFP by DPO story to this wonderful board. And for the past 4 months I have bored my poor DH by making him follow me around and record my symptoms like I was on my very on reality show! But it has now paid off as we have finally received or BFP! This was the first month that we didn't "try as hard" We decided to BD on OV day, skip a day, and BD three days straight. I don't think we actually stuck with that plan as it was around Thanksgiving! But whatever we did, worked! So without further ado let's jump into it!

1DPO-4DPO: No symptoms
5DPO: Felt like hot pain shooting through my lower back. I had this backache all day and night!
6DPO: Diarrhea! I woke up and hour before my alarm went off and dashed to the bathroom! I couldn't even stay at work all day because I was so sick from it!
7-8 DPO: No symptoms. I was so tempted to POAS but I was able to resist the urge!
9DPO: All urge resisting FAILED! I caved in and POAS...Ok, ok SEVERAL sticks!! BFN!
10DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night wheezing! Why was I wheezing? I don't have asthma and I didn't have a cold! By morning, I had could hear cold in my chest and my cough sounded horrible. It was weird because I didn't feel sick!!
11DPO: All hope of a BFP was lost, I just dismissed the idea and blamed myself for not sticking to the BD schedule I had planned. Later in the day, I stood up out of my seat and got dizzy. I had to stand still for a few seconds to gather myself.. Weird!
12DPO: Had a headache all day and decided to go home early. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few items for dinner. While on the Elevator heading home, I had a sudden strong urge to pee. So I hurried inside and placed the groceries on the counter. I saw the bag of Wondfo Pregnancy Test on the nightstand and figured, why not! After POAS, I didn't bother waiting for the results, I just washed my hands and went back to the kitchen. Honestly, I had forgotten all about the Pregnancy Test. I simply went on about the rest of my evening. An hour of so later, I went into the bathroom and there was the most faint line ever! I had been eyeballing those Wondfo test for 4 months now and I new that it was definitely something there! Since the test was over and hour old, I picked my self up off the floor (lol) and went to the pharmacy to get a digital test. Only problem was.. I didn't have to pee anymore!!! OMG!! So...I had to wait...But long story short, I received my BFP on 12DPO and I have been picking myself up off the floor every since!
To the ladies before me, THANK YOU! Your stories have kept me sane these last 4 months! I never knew I would care so much about another woman's pee and vomit! lol And to the ladies that will come after me.. Keep trying, Don't give up and when that glorious day of BFP's come, pick yourself up off the floor and tell us about it!

Much love!

BFP 14DPO no symptoms

I used the SMEP plan this month.
CD 1-5 period
CD 8 BD
CD10 BD POS OPK
CD11,12, 13 BD
CD15 BD
CD 16-24 extra CM
CD 24 14 DPO POS Pregnacy test

Prior to today I began testing at 10 DPO and all I got was a BFN. Was so worried because I did the plan to the "T"
I tested 2 times today SMU and later on that night and got a faint positive. Hoping it sticks.
Baby dust to everyone!!

Bfp at 3 weeks 3 days

I took a break from clomid.. .didn't expect much this cycle but heyyyy. Evening Primrose Oil and guaifenesin did the trick
1dpo to 7 dpo-nothing
7dpo-cramping and dizziness
8dpo-cramping and nausea
9dpo-cramping more intense...nausea.very faint bfp. Hubby can't see it
10dpo-another faint bfp Dh can see it now
11 dpo-line now darker !!!!
I O'd really early ths cycle EPO effect maybe.hope its a sticky bean.

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