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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!

Is this real?! 8 months and finally a BFP!

We have been trying for 8 months now and this Sunday we finally got our BFP! We both just stopped worrying and knew that if it was going to happen it was going to happen no matter what we did. I ended up ovulating 5-7 days before I normally do. My husband and I are both teachers and lucky for us I ovulated during our spring break! We had plenty of free time to BD! I have only known that I am pregnant for about 2 days. I don't really have any symptoms yet. My chest is a little sore and more cm than usual, but I am still feeling great. I am about 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant right now. I go to the doctor tomorrow to confirm everything. I am still in shock and we are so excited about this pregnancy! I used First Response and the line was their immediately. It showed up even before the control line had a chance to show up. I took two just in case :) I am so ready for this adventure! For everyone out their trying just keep your heads up and know that your time will come!

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BFP @ 8 DPO. NOW 13 DPO

I'm so excited and still in shock I am able to share my story with all of you!! I've been on this website for the last 7months while TTC. DH and I are both 25 and decided we are ready to become parents. We have been married two years!

TTC is like a job, last month I actually started to lose hope but I just started praying harder and this month God blessed me with a BFP. MY DH even had an appt to get her sperm analysis so we could make sure that wasn't a problem!

Here are symptoms:

1-5DPO: 1 DPO had very thick, sticky discharge (never experienced before so I just knew that had to be a sign) slight cramping, 2-3 DPO had terrible diarrhea (not sure if symptom or if I was sick/food poisoning), very tired, boobs were not sore yet
6-7DPO: little more cramping, boobs slightly sore only when pushed on them
8DPO: took test in am on internet cheapie. Faint line appeared, couldn't believe my eyes so I posted pic in "am I pregnant" blog and got a huge response everyone thought I was pregnant. Sore boob, slight cramping and actually had light brown discharge (prayed it was implantation bleeding)
9DPO: took another test faint line on Internet cheapie, BFN on DG TEST. Light brown discharge when wiped or check cervix position. Cervix high medium softness and closed
10DPO: faint positive on both Internet cheapie and DG TEST. DH still would not believe I was pregnant! The brown discharge is gone. Slight cramping. Hungry. Exhausted
11DPO: BFP!!!
12DPO: BFP on clear blue digital! DH believed it when I showed him test that said "pregnant" lol.

Things we did different. Took a break from Preseed and soft cups. Used egg meets sperm plan, DIGITAL OPKS, BBT temp( which showed a slow rise after ovulation)

Hope this helps all trying to conceive! Wishing all of you the best of luck and baby dust! Hoping to see many more BFP stories!

Praying for happy healthy 9 months :)

Preseed, Smep BFP at 9DO

So, I got my bfp and like many ladies on here, I wanted to share my info for anyone who needs some light reading material while we obsess over that 2nd line!
I am 37, my husband is 38 and we have a wonderful 18 month old. I went off bc in October, but we didn't "try" until this month. We followed the SMEP, but not to the letter b/c I have a 30 day cycle and it was getting harder to comply! We used preseed each time and I elevated slightly after each time we bd to stack the deck. Symptom wise, I had very little CM except for my fertile period. I used opks, but always have a 2nd line with those so it makes it a little harder to interpret. We bd'd on cd9, cd10, cd12, cd14, cd16, cd17, & cd18 and I est that I likely O'd on cd18. My symptoms and tests are as follows:

1dpo nothing
2dpo thick white cm but not abundant
3 dpo extreme gas
4 -5 dpo nothing to speak of, no cm
6 dpo twinges in abdomen but not one side or the other, extremely exhausted, purple veins on bbs, chest, and onto the front of my shoulders, twinges in abdomen, no cm
7 dpo gas, emotional - felt like crying, very very tired, twinges in abdomen, no cm
8 dpo bbs felt heavy and felt like outgrowing bra, felt like i might cry for something silly, decreased appetite, a little bloated, heartburn, yellow cm but very little
9 dpo bbs heavy, heartburn, emotional again w/brief but instant tears for no apparent reason. took a dollar tree hpt and bfp with pm urine. used the same urine for an easy@home test from amazon - bfn. immediately nauseous and gagging over and over again.
10 dpo woke throughout the night with nausea and tested with fmu (extremely concentrated) with frer got a faint bfp, tested again with easy@home and a darker positive well within time frame.

Still keep pulling out the tests to look at them, not sure what to do next! Good luck to all:)

BFP at 11 dpo

Hi Everyone! I live for this site during the TWW so I had to post. We have been TTC #2 since November 2014. I felt so much less pressure this time around than the first time we TTC (DS is 17 months old), and I was prepared for it to take much longer as I'm 38 now. I'm still in a bit of disbelief, but it seems we have been blessed with another baby! I'm so grateful and just finished praying for a healthy pregnancy, and for all the mamas who are trying to get their BFPs. It will happen for you!!!

This month, we used the SMEP, Pre-seed (this was our first month using it this go-round--it worked for us last time too!), and I got acupuncture right at ovulation time. I can't recommend Pre-seed highly enough. That stuff is MAGIC! Here's the DPO breakdown:

CD 8: BD (per SMEP)
CD 10 BD
CD 11: +OPK BD
CD12: O day I think! BD
CD 13 BD
CD 14 BD
3-7 dpo: "Typical" 2ww symptoms: gassy, bloated, irritable, impatient ;) NO unusual CM or anything else of note.
8 dpo: Ungodly exhausted in the evening. Having a toddler is exhausting, so I didn't find this so out of the ordinary...but it was definitely tired on a new level, like going to sleep right after putting my son to bed at 7.
9 dpo: awakened in the night by SHARP stabbing pains right in the middle of my uterus. Actually took my breath away. Hmmm...I've experienced cramping in the 2ww before and not been pregnant, but that was weird.
10 dpo: Began feeling nauseous, sensitive to smells, still very very tired. I also started peeing like crazy. After the 3rd time I woke up in the night to pee (3 a.m. on 11 dpo), I decided to test, because I wasn't sleeping anyway. I was amazed to see a line on the FRER! I woke my poor husband up to show it to him. And I've been awake since then, praying and too excited to go back to sleep. :) I drank some more water and took a CBdigi--Pregnant 1-2 weeks! I give thanks for this blessing.

Best of luck and baby dust to all of you mamas trying. If you haven't tried Pre-seed, it can really do the trick! :)

What a journey... A BFP that I thought I'd never get.

I have wanted to be pregnant for quite some time and for the past year and a half the two week wait has consumed my life - and always receiving a BFN at the end (mind you, I never timed the baby dancing ... it's just that my timing was always off until recently). However, during the two week wait I have always thought I had symptoms - cramps, sore breasts, constipation, nausea, strong sense of smell, etc... but each time, my period came. Sometimes early and sometimes late. This time, I decided to use the ovulation predictor kits to time it better. But the bd (baby dancing) happens when it happens. I didn't want to have sex on demand and put stress on our relationship. So on the Monday, cycle day 11, we randomly found ourselves dancing. I knew it was too early, but it was so amazing. Anyway too much information. On day 13 when I returned home from our holiday, I started testing with the OPK, as I was scheduled to ovulate on Friday.... the OPK never gave me a smiley face... I took two everyday for six days. I finally gave up. So begins the two week wait and the phantom symptoms... But this time, there were no phantom symptoms. During my two week wait, I noticed a little light pink spotting, which I contributed to something else. It literally was 2-3 streaks on tissue, so I didn't think it was implantation bleeding. Then I noticed my breasts hurt, but not to the touch. It felt like they were throbbing inside - like blood rushing through them. It started with the left and then went to the right. Then the left nipple started to itch! Non-stop and then the right. This was something I had never experienced and/or read as a general symptom. I then started to feel a bit constipated. Oh and one important thing, I had a cut that normally would heal within 2 days, but it didn't. It was not healing and I was freaking out. This was literally a few days after I baby danced. My immune system was shut down! Anyway, I did notice that something was strange there. My dear friend said, getting pregnant at your age is very hard, so you are probably not, so to ease your mind going into the New Year so you can drink like it's 1999, just do a test and get it out the way. So today, I took the umpteenth pregnancy test... waiting for the all so common Not Pregnant.... and for the first time in my life, at the age of 39, I got a BFP. I know it's early, but I can only tell you that it's the most incredible moment when you realize that life changing event. I can't wait to tell my love... It's also his first at 48. This forum has been so great over the past year during my two week wait and I am so happy to say all the baby dust floating around in here, has been magical. Here's to starting a family :) And to recognizing that new feelings could be the very sign that you are pregnant. So to be clear, here were my symptoms:

Weak immune system - probably to make sure my body did not reject the pregnancy.
Itchy breasts - started with the left and then the right.
Throbbing breasts - throbbing and painful from the inside, but not hurtful to the touch.
Constipation
Slight spotting - literally 2-3 light pink streaks, if that.

:) - Baby dust to all! Wish me luck over the next 10 weeks.

Strong BFP at 9dpo! First pregnancy!

I still can't believe it! My very first BFP! At 9 dpo a fairly dark line and confirmed on a digital !
DH is 28 I am 23- been trying for 4 months
I have been stalking this site the whole time symptom spotting everything !!
I was so convinced I was pregnant the past 2 cycles because of symptoms yet this month I didn't have a lot different just a couple things. If I wasn't trying I probably wouldn't have noticed them

Things I did different this cycle
I went to an acupuncturist
I started taking vitex
I temped this month
Smep

Also! I have never been short of EWCM always have plenty this month I was very surprised to not have nearly as much as I usually do (so don’t worry if you don’t have heaps you can still get your BFP!)

1dpo- Watery cm- Af cramps, runny nose
2dpo- Slight cramps, creamy/sticky cm
3dpo- lotiony/creamy cm, really tired in pm, tired in pm
4dpo- woke up early, wide awake at 415am, indigestion while awake early, lotiony/creamy cm, tired in pm, stinging pain in belly button
5dpo- slight cramps feels like gas cramps but didn't need to go, creamy/sticky cm, gas bubbles
6dpo- sore bbs if I push on them- got worse that night still not bad tho, lotiony/milky cm, so thirsty
7dpo- creamy/sticky cm, so thirsty, bit of ewcm in pm, slight Af cramps in pm
8dpo- creamy/sticky cm, white stretchy cm in pm, sore boobs if you push on them, really hungry, really thirsty, dry mouth no matter how much I drink
9dpo- bfn evap line AM on IC :(, bbs aren't as sore today, creamy/sticky cm, ewcm also.. pain in lower left belly aching pain, thirsty ... took test in arvo to make sure it was an evap line in the morning NOPE it was a BFP!!!! Morning wasn't evap OMG! Confirmed on digital and FR

Symptoms that were different this cycle:
I usually have creamy cm for 2 days post O then it turns watery/lotiony it didn’t do that this cycle it stayed creamy mostly.
Also my bbs usually kill a couple days after O but didn’t start till about 6 dpo which is strange and it was only slight.
Also the thirst hasn’t happened before

I am so excited!! I can't believe it!
I hope everyone gets their bfp's soon!

OH MY GOSH! MY BFP finally came :)....at 39!!

I'll try and keep this as short and sweet as I can by leaving my whole life story out!
December was a crazy hectic month and the month I had decided that "that was it", I couldn't keep doing this anymore...I was done with the heartache month after month. Over my five day "fertile window" we did the baby dance ONCE which was day 16 of my cycle and I'm being serious. Between traveling, visiting family and friends, preparing meals etc, I didn't feel like sex and just really wasn't interested in it. So because of this, because I WAS NOT expecting a BFP, I was able to look at any symptoms objectively as opposed to the detective work and freaks out I'd usually have over every little thing my body did! Here is my breakdown :)

9 DPO - My dreams were incredibly real, a few pimples appeared, nipples were sensitive (enough to be noticeable). These are all symptoms I get before AF

10 DPO - dreams very real with a brief appearance by a baby, nipples sensitive again and skin is getting worse...lucky me. Today I was extremely wet, like I was peeing myself without knowing. I had dark undies on and noticed a dark stain....I wasn't able to determine if it was implantation or not so a tip to you ladies....wear a pad or light undie around this time!!

11 DPO - just very real dreams. Feel extremely wet in my undies but cervix is low, firm and cm is dry(ish) but a bit watery/somewhat creamy (minimal though). No nipple sensitivity at all... Completely gone and starting to get that lower back ache like AF is well on her way. I am very cold though and can't seem to warm up. I have a lot of energy!

12 DPO - Low, firm cervix. Cm is minimal but watery/somewhat creamy (AF is definitely coming but of course it is because timing was off and and only bd'd once). Nose is definitely not liking strong smells...in fact, everything is a strong smell. More pimples arriving, how nice and while I was in the bath trying to warm up, I noticed dark veins around my pelvis area and legs. No nipple sensitivity at all.

13 DPO - Low, firm cervix. Minimal amount of cm. tired lower back (just feels like pressure). Definite metallic taste in my mouth, tasted like I was licking the merry-go-round anytime I touched my mouth to something! And here is an interesting one and maybe TMI but I usually start gagging when brushing my teeth and other stuff around 4-5 days before my period (that is another way I know I'm getting AF because of my gag reflexes), anywho, this time around had nothing, no gagging at all. No feeling in my boobs at all...it's like they've disappeared.

14 DPO - wake up with those same deep, low cramps and sure AF is right on time, but then I notice they aren't the same kind of cramps, less warm and burning (ish) and more thingy, sharp and dull achy at the same time. Low, firm cervix, very minimal cm and nose is sensitive again. Now...here is something. I never understood how women could say that their boobs looked bigger or felt heavier and fuller...at all, but now I do. Holy Toledo! I felt like I'd grown a cup size over night (but actually didn't...it's weird), they felt heavy and full and were very sensitive!!!! Couldn't believe it! Decided I'd take a test for funsies and the pregnant line was showing up just fast as the pee was racing across the screen!! Huh!? Wha!? No, that's not right. Go drink coffee, water....anything I could get my hands on so that I would have to pee again....well, would you look at that, another BFP!!!

15 DPO - low, firm cervix. Very dry, no cm present. Extremely tired and boobs feel sore and heavy. BFP again....probably will be doing that for a while ;)

16 DPO - low, firm cervix. Dry cm. Very tired but at the same time, I can't sleep. Boobs feel heavy and sore. Dull ache in lower back

17 DPO - low firm cervix and dry cm. very tired. Boobs feel better when not wearing a bra but are sensitive...hurt to take bra off. Sore, tired lower back. "Played" and cm was very abundant and like egg white....then an hour or so later back to dry. Very moody

18 DPO - same as day 17.

19 DPO - low firm cervix, and dry/little bit creamy cm but still looks like it does before AF. Boobs don't hurt or feel full at all. Dull achy pressure in lower back. Dr. Confirms pregnancy, do blood tests etc. very moody

20 DPO (today) - low, firm cervix and dry/minimal creamy cm. Not a lot of feeling in boobs but extreme pressure in lower back. Tired and foggy brain.
Moody and irritable already and the day has just begun!

I hope this helps a bit. I was excited and happy to post both because I got a BFP but also because I feel like I was able to look at my symptoms without panicking and overreacting, due to the fact that I was sure we missed out.

God bless you all and know that when the time is right, it will happen.

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My BFP!! Unexpected

So beyond happy to finally get to post here!! My husband and I have been TTC five months (which ended up being four cycles, three of which I was charting - I wasn't ovulating until about CD30). This month I really didn't think it would happen, but here I am. Anyway, here it goes.
Day one through 5, nothing out of the ordinary (and other months I was always symptom spotting like crazy and had a million by day 3 haha). Just breast tenderness the first few days, which is always very typical post ovulation. On 6 dpo I had a little cramping which I attributed to having to go to the bathroom.
My temperature was fairly slow to rise this month and then I got a huge spike at 7dpo. That temp was 0.6 higher than I've ever had during a LP. Still didn't think too much of it - I just thought I must have a good progesterone response this month.
From 7 dpo to 11dpo I started noticing a few things. One, I was drinking twice the amount of water I usually do, and I already drink a ton. I was just constantly thirsty. That being said, my urine is usually completely clear but those days it wasn't, which I thought was weird with all the extra water I was drinking.
Aside from the water, I also had loose stools, and I'm always constipated before AF. My breasts were also still tender at 10 dpo, which was odd because they are always tender until 6-7 days and then nothing.
The morning of 10 dpo I was putting everything together and thought it was possible that I was pregnant. My LP was getting longer every month I charted after coming off BC (first month charting 7 days, then 9 days) so I wasn't even exactly sure when AF was expected.
At 11 dpo my breast tenderness almost entirely subsided and I had AF like cramps on and off - I was just sure AF was coming! I bawled to my husband about how "we'd never get pregnant". I thought, once again, I invented symptoms (thirst, looser stools) that was just a coincidence which made me overly hopeful. I went to bed that night wearing a pad because I was so sure I'd wake up with AF.
The next morning, I woke up with no AF. I was also surprised when my temperature was still elevated and my boobs were extremely tender again. Then I was just laying and bed and thinking some more about my odd symptoms that never happen before AF. Then I thought of something else. Every month 1-2 days before AF, I get extremely horny. Even if I'm tired, I want sex. This month, that didn't happen. With all of that, I decided to take a pregnancy test. I was trying not to be too hopeful, but sure enough, there was a (very faint) line. I was pregnant!!
I ended up taking another 2 days later because I wanted to make sure it was darkening and my levels were rising. Sure enough, the line was even darker!!
Good luck to everyone reading this story who is praying and hoping for that BFP!!! Baby dust :)

Missing Embryo, but still Preggers

I posted previously about having PCOS, adenomyosis and suspected endometriosis. I got my BFP on CD32, which was estimated 13dpo. I'm not 100%, but I took opk because I wanted to know when I ovulate, but fell pregnant either on 9or 11dec. Which my app predicted as my ov window.

Problem is I was having bad pains in my left groin area and went to A&E on 2 Jan. Which I thought I was borderline 6weeks or just under by a few days (again, irregular cycle)

My Av cycle is now 33/34 says. But used to be 28/29 and even 51.....but bleeds themselves these says have ranged from 2-4days rather then my usual 5days.

I had bloodwork and my hcg came back as 102...which the gynae said was too low for 6weeks and I was probably less then 5weeks which made no sense. Anyway long story short I'm so anxious. Had more bloods today and get results tomorrow and the hope is my HCG has doubled and I find out my progesterone level. But in my scan the gynae could not see a sac or an embryo but I am definitely pregnant. So my outcomes were possibly non. Grownth, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Ofcourse the actual diagnosis cannot be given until this blood result comes back....im so stressed. I'm not bleeding or spotting.....but my bbs still hurt and I still feel nauseous. But aside from that I don't know what to think, if a gestational sac appears then maybe I ovulated later, but I been logging. When my partner and I have dtd, and I can see how sperm would have lived past the 72 hours as we had a gap after.

Anyone else had anything similar?? Feeling like I'm the only one right now and I really want this bean.

bfp 11 dpo!

We're on month 4 of TTC, and reading everyone's stories has definitely got me through so I wanted to share mine!!

I had tonnsss of ewcm this month so I was hopeful that this would be it! We bd'd 11/30, 12/2, 12/3, and 12/4 with O either on the 4th or 5th via clear blue advanced fertility monitor.

1dpo-5dpo nothing weird!
6dpo- couple sharp pains in the evening. Normal amount of wet cm
7dpo - couple sharp pains in left bb.
8dpo - bbs starting to get a bit sore,
9dpo - dull cramps started which is weird BC I normally don't get them till the first day of AF. BFN on frer.
10 dpo- BBS sore, more dull cramps, and kinda nauseous in the morning. Thought it was BC I took my prenatal in the morning vs. Evening, HUnGRY! Cm mostly dried up
11 dpo- cramps, feels like AF is gonna start, super hungry, nauseous this morning, and super irritable, BFP on FRER!!

This month I took a baby asprin from O to 6 dpo to assist with implantation, drank cranberry juice every night during the same time period. :)

I'm still kinda nervous that its so light. :( what do you girls think?

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