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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!

At home insemination did it work?

Ok chicks so the hubby brought to my attention how in the heck could female couples allow their partner to lay with a man to become pregnant. I laughed and said artificial insemination!!!!!! So interesting enough we are reading articles and desperate journeys to become pregnant. Women: We are crazy lol. We said no way this works so only way to find out was to test it out.

We bought ovulation test strips, pre-seed, and about 15 $1 hpt's. I am normal 30 day cycle so waiting around for 14 days after period I wake up one morning majorly turned on CD9. I tested positive on opk. So the journey begins. All sperm was collected into a cup. 3 injections within 2 days of 1 teaspoon pre-seed and approximately 2 tablespoons semen. Injected with an oral medicine syringe. Using saline made it watery and wanted to drip out. Anywho I sat on arm of couch and laid back so hips was elevated. Hubby slowly injected semen all around my cervix(cervix was open but never entered it with syringe) we waited 5 minutes then he gave me clitoral simulation as we read orgasm helps cervix dip low into canal. Testing this was exciting, fun, and brought us closer it was like an activity or something.

CD9 positive opk @ 11am. BD 8pm & 10pm 8-26-15
CD10 positive opk @ 11am BD 9pm 8-27-15
CD11 positive opk @ 11am work over so no BD but stomach is cramping like crazy never felt these cramps before. 8-28-15
CD12 positive opk @ 11 cramps so severe no BD fever 99.8 never had ovulation cramps like this. 8-29-15
CD13 positive opk @ 11am 4 +opk????? Cramping and belly sounds like a bubble fest going on. Diarrhea. Dry mouth. Fever 99.7 8-30-15
CD14 positive opk AGAIN!!!! I said this has to mean I'm pregnant but this early??? HPT - of course. Same symptoms. Food aversions I wanted bell peppers just raw! 8-31-15
CD15 positive opk again same symptoms HPT - 9-1-15
CD16 Wow positive opk same symptoms adding back n shoulder pain. HPT - 9-2-15
CD17 positive opk belly ache, emotional, no appetite, sore body HPT - 9-3-15
CD18 omg positive opk extremely energetic today and so overly happy HPT - 9-4-15
CD18 opk still positive still energetic and happy HPT - 9-5-15
CD19 -opk -HPT I'm thinking well AF must be around the corner but got gas really bad. Stomach cramps back. Now I'm unhappy. 9-6-16
CD20 positive opk uh huh? WOW!!! Happy again thinking this is a sign!!!! Energized with gas and bloating. HPT @ 3pm BFP omg faint but very positive!!!!!!! 9-7-15
CD21 positive opk faint BFP on HPT. Severe cramping. Go to doctor he tells me my pregnancy test is negative. Excuse me? I'm sent to hospital for further testing. HCG came back 17. So I was testing + on dollar store cheapies with HCG of 17. 9-8-15
CD22 bed rest still cramps and lethargic. 9-9-15 HPT +
CD23 wake with unbearable cramps went to emergency room crying ultrasound shown cysts on ovaries. HCG now 55. Bed rest see obgyn 48 hours.9-10-15
CD24 bloat and severe cramps doubled over walking and crying. Positive HPT 9-11-15
CD25 obgyn HCG now 117 ultrasound shown blood and fluid in my pelvis but I've had no bleeding or spotting. She wants to take me into surgery right tube swollen size of 2 fingers she said its ectopic and tube ruptured. Yeah well you better go get me a second opinion lady. So she gets mad that I question her expertise and I call her a few choice words. A high risk specialist is sent in to talk me into going to surgery. He says sweetheart get back on the table I want to do an exam myself BC I looked at your ultrasound from the ER. Tube was in tact even though swollen and cysts on right ovary was gone they had ruptured!!! Explains the pain and blood. He calls for chick Dr to come in room and he explained it to her. He said I ovulated from both ovaries, corpus luteum was on both ovaries. But the tube swollen was the issue. I refused surgery and opted bed rest. I went home thinking what can I do besides pray? Steroids!!!!! Yes I had prednisone at home from when I had poison ivy and safe for pregnant women. I took 1 when got home 6 hours later pain was decreasing. Took 1 every 12 hours for next 2 days well well well pain completely vanished I feel happy and pregnant. 9-12, 13, 14-2015.
CD28 wake up happy obgyn HCG 937 progesterone excellent. He said I'm so happy you didn't choose surgery. Me too doc! He adopted me as his patient only. He said I think this is going to be a special pregnancy and interesting and I want to be your care provider to witness this miracle. We hugged and I'm crying with joy. He said go home and rest no work until ultrasound on 9-30-15 :)

Sorry this was so long but thanks for reading and ladies prednisone took my swelling away and helped absorb the blood and fluid in my pelvis. Since I ovulated from both sides we're hoping twins!

2 week wait - baby is here

Hello,

I got my BFP about a year ago and now have a lovely 12 week old boy.

When I was trying to get pregnant I spent hours on this site looking at everyones symptoms so thought I should come back and share my store hoping that it might help someone else. Sorry I have forgotten all of the abbreviated words - you will have to endure the long version.

I have a bicornuate uterus & before trying I did a 30day tea cleanse (hoping it would increase my chances - not sure if it did but I did feel very healthy afterwards). We used sperm meets egg plan and got pregnant the second month of trying.

Most times I get my period I can get the following symptoms - mild cramps, cranky mood, emotional, sick stomach, back pain and bad bowel movements. Most periods are fine but these symptoms CAN appear so I tried to ignore these while in my two week wait (otherwise I would go crazy).

First Symptom - Approx 2 days after ovulation my sleep pattens changed dramatically. I usually sleep 8.5-9 hours a night and as soon as I got pregnant I couldn't get to sleep before midnight and was suddenly sleeping only 6 hours (I was wide awake). It felt like a chemical change in my body (or like I had had loads of caffeine). This was the very first symptom and ended up lasting for a couple of months.

A couple of days later I got extremely bad headaches and felt very faint most of the day. This again was very usual. I never get headaches so stuck out as some change happening to my body.

A few days after that my eye started twitching uncontrollably and all day/night (very unusual). This is when I started to think I could be pregnant. This lasted about 2 weeks and I googled that other people have had the same symptom in early pregnancy (very odd).

The last symptom was that my fingers went very pruned (Like I had been in the bath for hours). This lasted about 1-2 weeks.

all of the above happened and then I took a pregnancy test two days before my period was due and it came back a strong positive sign.

I had no sickness, tiredness, emotional symptoms so it taught me that symptoms can be varied and unusual. Don't worry if the standard symptoms aren't happening to you.

I wish everyone the best of luck with their journeys and hope for the best for everyone on this site!

**Regarding having the bicornuate uterus (if anyone has the same). I carried until 39.5 weeks. The baby was in the right side (so my bump was on one side), natural long birth and all went well. Basically it is very possible to have a healthy pregnancy. I travelled about 5 times and worked a stressful job up until the day of the labour when my water broke in a shopping mall. Its very possible.

BFP 9dpo following 2 miscarriages and with pcos

I know this is a cliche but I cannot believe it is our turn again. I promised myself I would post here if I ever was blessed with another bfp to inspire others as this site has been such a comfort during our ttc journey. I have 'skinny' pcos with long, irregular cycles. I have a four year old daughter who was conceived in the run up to our wedding. We have been trying for baby number 2 since April 2013. I had what they described as a 'chemical' pregnancy in July 2013. To say we were devastated was an understatement. I then went to fertility consultant and was started on clomid 50mg in March 2014. I was lucky to conceive 2nd cycle of clomid in April 2014. Roll on 8 weeks and we were devastated to learn of a missed miscarriage at approx 5-6 weeks. We were completely unprepared for this and I chose the medical management. Roll on 13 months later and I have done 3 rounds of tamoxifen with ovulation but no pregnancy, then finished the final 4 rounds of clomid. On to 6th and final cycle of clomid and went to our first ivf appointment on cycle day 49. Consultant tested amh level which to our relief was high at 54, however due to this and my pcos he was reluctant to start ivf due to high risk of hyper stimulation. He suggested ovarian diathermy which I was not keen on followed by iui. He also scanned me and noticed follicle on right ovary about to rupture and uterine lining thin. We used this last chance saloon and bd as often as we could. Cannot believe I'm posting my bfp story 9dpo. Praying for a sticky bean this time.
What I did: ovulation tracking, acupuncture, bd o-5, o-3, o-2, o-1, pineapple core post ovulation, wore socks post ovulation and used hot water bottle around uterus to keep womb 'warm'

1-2dpo, nothing, took daughter to theme park and went on all the rides
3dpo tender beasts (normal for me)
4dpo- backache, bloated, tender breasts, lots of walking
5dpo- backache, bloated, tender breasts, lots of walking
6dpo - bloated, tender breasts
7dpo - bloated, increased appetite, tender breasts
8dpo - gassy, fatigue, diarrhoea, tender breasts. Bloated
9dpo - tender breasts not so tender, fatigue, tested pm urine and got BFP on clear blue digital 1-2 weeks.

Pray for us that this little bean will stick and our journey through infertility and loss will have a happy ending.x

Finally a BFP 13 DPO!

We've been trying since December and we're thrilled to finally get a BFP! I'm 35 and my husband is 36 so we were getting a bit anxious when month after month we were unsuccessful. In previous months, we've done the SMEP schedule pretty religiously. I also took Fertile CM supplement 3x per day and this cycle I added Mucinex 2x per day starting the day my OPK came up positive through CD 16 when we stopped BDing.

OPK was positive on CD 11, so likely O'd on CD 12.
BD on CD 10, 11, 12, 14, and 16. Legs up for about 20-30 mins each time afterwards.
Started 2 slices of pineapple 3 DPO and had 2 slices each day (with core) for the next 4 days.
10 DPO I started having spotting after using the toilet. Bright pink and never enough to seep into a pantyliner. Smells started to get really intense. Slight nausea in the morning, but nothing too bad. Some on and off headaches.
Concerned about the spotting I took a test and got our BFP 13 DPO. The spotting continued for a full week from when it started and then stopped.

Tested again on 17 DPO one day after my missed period just to be sure!

Praying this is a healthy babe. Will see the doctor in another month or so to confirm all is well.

Best of luck to you all!! It felt a little nuts doing all of the above, but it the most worth it kind of nuts looking back. :)

10dpo BFP, Valentines Day Baby!

I'm so excited to be typing this! The past 10 days has certainly be a whirlwind of waiting, symptom checking, and anxiousness! I kept reading from various people that "symptoms can't occur before the embryo implants" and that it's "all in your head" but I'm here to say that's definitely wrong! What a wonderful thing our bodies can do! I truly believe that your body has several ways of telling you as soon as conception occurs. And that's where my story begins :)

This is my second pregnancy, my daughter turned 2 in May. She was an oopsie (don't tell her that) with my ex husband while we were separated, so I don't recall many symptoms until I got my BFP. I do remember having diarrhea a few days before I found out, but thought nothing of it. This was my first month TTC with my fiance- we get married in 2 weeks! What a marriage present!

1-3 dpo- very vivid dreams each night. Started noticing a lot of creamy CM.
4 dpo- first night of insomnia. I was awake from 1am-3:30am and woke back up at 5:30am. Slight cramping and gas
5 dpo- I was so emotional this day! I got upset over a tiny thing and couldn't stop crying. It was bad! I was also very hungry. Insomnia.
6 dpo- I couldn't fall asleep, and had to wake up to eat a bowl of cereal at midnight because I was so hungry. Still seeing creamy CM and gas.
7dpo- Started noticing my bladder felt full more often. I had a wave of nausea after an afternoon nap that lasted about an hour.
8dpo- I slept better this day, but had loose BMs (not quite diarrhea) all day, which is out of the ordinary for me. I was exhausted! I went to sleep at 9:30 and actually slept through the night.
9dpo- My breasts weren't sore but felt fuller/heavier than normal. Lots of gas. When I went to bed, I had this not really cramping feeling but a lot of pressure in my abdomen. I just KNEW I was pregnant and decided to test in the morning.
10dpo- Woke up this morning to a BFP with my FMU!!!

I hope this helps anyone who is unsure of their symptoms immediately! Don't dismiss anything out of the ordinary. Our bodies are so amazing! Now I'm off to buy a 'big sis' shirt for my daughter and surprise my fiance later!

Due 2/14/16

BFP at 14DPO; no symptoms

After 8 months of trying, I'm so excited to announce that we are FINALLY pregnant!!

What I did different this cycle:
1.Took FertilityTea with FertileCM and my Prenatal everyday.
2. Ate high Estrogen foods: soy products, etc
3. Exercised 5 days a week.
4. Went on two back to back trips = mood elevated!
5. Used Wondfo OPKs (instead of ClearBlue) and it's so much more accurate. Tested two times a day starting at Day 10!

For women who do NOT typically have pre-menstrual symptoms like me, it's seems likely that you won't get symptoms for early pregnancy as well. Everyone's different so try not to compare :).

1DPO to 4DPO : nothing
5DPO to 12DPO : patches of Egg White Cervical mucus but no symptoms or spotting.
13DPO to 14DPO : small cramps, similar to my AF cramps. Temperatures stayed elevated. Tested BFP with FMU using FRER!!!!!

I'm so excited to surprise my hubby :) Hope everyone has a awesome weekend! Baby dust to all!

Bfp after 2 miscarriages, 11 months ttc

I'm so excited to be able to finally post here after stalking the site for the last 11 months!

(I know I wrote 10/11 dpo on the tests but I should be 11. Left one 7am right 11 pm)

I am 21 years old, boyfriend is 28. I've always wanted kids young because I didn't come from so great of a family and wanted to raise them right, he didn't want to wait until he was 30. He's only got one testicle and low morphology count, I have dysmenorrhea and possibly endometriosis.

I had a miscarriage in September but didn't know that's what it was at the time, I went to pee at Applebee's and a blob fell out of me that looked like a wet brown paper towel rolled into a ball (tmi). I thought maybe I had some period left or was starting early and didn't think anything else of it until months later when a girl at work had it happen to her and got the tissue analyzed.

My second mc I knew I was pregnant for only 3 days before it felt like someone stabbed me in the tailbone, I couldn't stop throwing up and started bleeding very heavily. I also had purple vision and couldn't walk. Of course this was a Sunday so I had to go to the ER where they confirmed id lost the baby

I was also told that because I am so young I should've been pregnant at 3-5 months and if I wasn't pregnant this month my obgyn wanted to start me on clomid which I was a little afraid of but couldn't tell you why

My boyfriend had taken off work to get me pregnant (he tests medicine) and money started running low so this month was our last shot for a while and I figured we would do everything we could.

We used the smep plan this month. It was my first month using ovulation predictor kits and the second I got a positive we BD and for the next 3 days as well. I always go to sleep right after just to keep everything inside for as long as I can. I've also been on prenatal gummies for about 3 months

Also the last pregnancy was possibly a chemical as my lines never got darker, but now they are growing very dark :)

Thanks for reading this book if you did

My symptoms were-

-Frequent urination around 8 and 9 dpo but I hadn't drank much at all
-really uncomfortable sleeping to the point of almost crying because I couldn't find out why I felt uncomfortable. I wasn't hot or cold or sick.
-was carsick at 9dpo which doesn't happen to me if I sit in the front of the car, I avoided looking at my phone because I thought I'd puke. Almost walked out of the new avengers movie to throw up but managed not to
-had a headache for a string of days in a row that I could feel in my teeth
-today my boobs hurt going down the steps and I thought ok ok I'll give this test thing a whirl.
-I'd also had very vivid dreams, one of which was just me eating icecream and being covered in it because it came out of a fountain, another one I was watching my nipples darken in the mirror and telling everyone I was pregnant.

Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!

33 years ago I had a vasectomy after my 3rd child. Divorced & met my new love 15 years ago who is now 38. I'm now 63 years so it was time to make babies & of the two options it was either reversal or go for IVF. Elected for IVF. Didn't think it was possible but 6 months ago and after 20 minutes in an operating theatre a needle extracted millions of my swimmers. 100% painless, no after effects, bloody amazing. At same time the wife 'went under' & they retrieved 12 eggs. Our 1st try with a fresh 5day old blastocyst grown in the lab made it to 6 weeks with some medication assistance. The HCG at 2 weeks was 140, more good news at 6 weeks HCG was 1,500, BUT we were shattered as it just disappeared at ultra sound at 8 weeks. Our 2nd FET (frozen embryo transfer) ended up a zero result at 2ww. BUT 1 hour ago got the news that our 3rd FET after a 2ww was bloody positive & bloody fantastic. The reason for this post is that it is 1,200 HCG! This was 1 embryo, WTF (that's not an IVF acronym) no drugs, no tablets, no chemicals so does anyone know (other than a negative reason) is this normal? The missus has twins in her second line of cousins on both sides of family tree.

BFP 7 DPO after 3 chem and 1 miscarriage

Woke up feeling warm and with a cold sore ( first time)for the first time, tested and got a positive! Clear lines on first response, no squinting. bfp on cb digital. beta hcg that day 23, progrsterone 13.8! Repeating blood test today along with tsh test to see if they need to up my dose.

What we did differently: i took a break/ rested. We had multiple iui, clomid and femara cycles before but nothing. Taking a break really helped plus preseed. Put my butt up in the air for an hour to keep my cervix soaked with spermies. Used smep.

Pregnant after 2 chemical pregnancies, 12 months trying

After 12 long months and two very early miscarriages (both in week 5), I am now pregnant with what feels like a strong pregnancy and am 6 weeks along. Still keep testing every day to reassure myself the lines are getting darker and not fainter like in my second pregnancy. Got a positive result on 10 DPO and the last one is from 21 DPO.

Things I did different:

Supplements / Meds: have been taking the following for a a few months, was a bit more regular this month
- Cod liver oil
- Folate 800 mg (not folic acid)
- Raspberry leaf tea - 3 - 4 times a day
- Fiber drinks
- Guafenesin after cycle day 10, 1 a day for a week
- Baking soda finger when opk started getting darker, and once more when I thought I was ovulating
- Made sure husband took his multi and drank oj

Other things we made sure to do were to avoid oral sex, have heard it may kill sperm. I also put my lunette cup in after sex and left it in for a few hours. This time I lay on my stomach with my butt up after learning I have a retroverted uterus.

After getting a positive on 10 dpo I was cautiously optimistic because of my past miscarries, and was very worried when I saw some spots of blood. It was a weekend so couldn't get in and get my progesterone or hcg levels checked out so I just used a progesterone suppository from my last time. Was able to get my blood work done on the monday and again on wednesday and saw the levels rising appropriately and a healthy progesterone. Still taking the supplements since it's not advisable to stop all of a sudden, maybe didn't need them but wanted to be safe.

Didn't have too much symptoms, was actually pretty sure I was out this month. Just felt tired and boobs were sore.

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