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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!

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.

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

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