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BFP with Preseed

Pre-Seed, the sperm-friendly lubricant (and only lube that should be used while trying-to-conceive) is a staple of the TTC community. We love it, and we'd hazard a guess that all these ladies on this page with BFPs speak highly of it as well!

If you don't have Pre-Seed yet, we recommend you pick some up at Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com. It ships for free anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, and comes with free pregnancy tests. Can't beat that. And when you get your Pre-Seed assisted BFP and you're ready to give credit where credit is due, by all means, send us your symptoms here!

Lesbian BFP

This was my wife's and my second month TTC and we got our BFP at 11dpo/CD31. I feel like we have been TTC for three years since we found our sperm donor that long ago but didn't actually start inseminations until 2 months ago. For other lesbian couples who read this page and want the low-down on known donor at-home insemination with fresh (not frozen) sperm, here's what worked for us!

We inseminated on Cycle Days 13, 15, 16, 18, and 19 with 24-48 hours between each one. I ovulated on CD19 (later than I thought I would) and had some spotting that day. I had EWCM on CD 18 and 19 positive OPK on CD19, and ferning salvia and CD 18 and 19. (We used a little microscope used for putting a drop of your spit and looking at it - if it looks like nothing you're not fertile, if it is making a ferning pattern you are fertile. It was great because I could test unlimited times with the one thing unlike OPKs.)

This month we added in using PreSeed. My wife put some in me and we'd let it warm up to body temp for 5 minutes, then do the insemination. Our donor made his deposit into a sterile plastic cup we had bought online and had put between my boobs to warm up first. His wife (our best friend, 5 month prego!) would immediately bring the cup in to my wife (keeping it body temp between her boobs on the walk between rooms) and I'd already have my pants off and butt propped up on a couple of pillows. My wife used a sterile plastic syringe (bought in the same insemination kit online) to suck up the semen and then would feel for my cervix with one hand's fingers and put in the syringe with the other hand. (Sorry to be graphic but this is what I wished I had known that is so hard to find!) She would get the syringe close to the cervix but not directly on it and SLOWLY push it out as the nurse midwife had shown us how to do in a preconception appointment, kind of aiming to coat the cervix. I'd lay there for 15+ minutes and try to have an orgasm. Then she'd put in a soft cup (same kit again) and I'd get up and dressed. This was all done in the spare bedroom of our donor's apartment. (They live 2 hours away so we drive to them instead of them coming to us at our home. Sometimes we slept over, sometimes made the drive up and back in a night. Exhausting!) I left the cup in overnight each time.

This month I also upped my acupuncture appointments from once a week to twice a week and my acupuncturist used extra moxa. I never did BBT. I drank both FertiliTea and red raspberry leaf tea this month and didn't last month. I have been having one cup of coffee per day and taking a prenatal vitamin for 3 months (and no smoking or drinking). I also had the worst obsessing freaking out TWW our first month and this time was so much more relaxed. (I was positive I was pregnant last month and didn't think I was this month.) I used the Kindara app the first month and then this month also used Ovia and Glow. All three gave me different predictions with the same data so it helped me not to rely on one app's guess too much but also get a good sense of the range of fertile days and the range of when the peak day might be coming. Also different from last month is that we always waited at least 24 hours between inseminations (last time we did one at night, sleep over, and one in the morning before we left for work, leaving less than 12 hours in between). At the insemination on CD18 this month I told my wife I had a feeling we had just conceived.

Symptoms: Nothing out of the ordinary. Sore boobs, less so than for my typical PMS. Really little bit of nausea with breakfast on CD 10 and 11. White creamy CM and feeling bloated the last several days. No spotting since ovulation.

9dpo: Negative FRER with FMU
11dpo: I thought I had line eyes! It was so so faint (FRER) that I threw it out and told my wife it was negative, which I thought it was. (I fished it back out the next day and we saw there actually is kinda a vvvvvvfl.)
12dpo: Positive FRER!!! Faint second line with FMU. My wife casually told me she saw a faint line but she was confused because she had been seeing my faint line OPKs where a faint second line is a negative and the darkness of the line actually matters. I was like UM NO A LINE IS A LINE but kind of didn't believe it either. Took a ClearBlue digital in the afternoon that said Not Pregnant. Took two cheapo pink dye sticks in the evening that also had faint second lines (one barely visible like 11dpo FRER, one clear). I'd usually start spotting before my period around this point in my cycle.
13dpo: Peed on three brands of stick with FMU and all BFP! We called the closest people who knew we were TTC to tell them that day. The donor's first words were "I did it!" LOL
14dpo: Ran out of FRER but took the two cheapo sticks with FMU and both BFP. Darker second line each of the 4 days in a row. No AF! Hoping it sticks.

BFP on bromocriptine for 2 month after trying for a year :)

Hi All,

this site was my bible in my TWWs, so here is my story :) DH 31, me 31, SA came back fine, cyst on my left ovary, prolactine 19ng/ml, progesterone 6 ng/ml, started to take Bromocriptine from December, prolactine went down to 4 ng/ml and progesterone up to 15 ng/ml :) (sorry for my english in advance :))

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 @ 13dpo w/lupus, endometrosis, and unexplained 2ndary infertility-cycle 28

Hello Everyone. I Have been reading these posts since 2005 and they have helped me get through so many dark days. This story may be long. It was 2 years in the making.

In Nov 2014 I married my high school sweetheart. We have 5 children together. I stopped using the rhythm method immediately afterwards and thought if God wants me to have another baby, I will fall preg on my own. In July of 2015 I had a 5 week miscarriage. It broke my heart. I began to want another baby that summer and began ttcing. Fast forward to Jan 2016. I got another bfp that turned out to be a chemical because AF showed right at 13dpo.

Cd1 was Jan 9th. After 4 cycles of unprescribed clomid (oops) I began trying something more natural to conceive. I took black cohosh, evening primrose oil, vitex 500mg, prenatals, b6, and baby aspirin. The vitex made me O early. I usually O after cd 16. This month I O'd on cd11! After O I stopped taking evening primrose oil and black cohosh. I started noticing weird symptoms right away.

Jan 9-cd 1 AF
Jan 19-cd 10 Pos OPK-cp high wet and open-cm watery no ewcm-used preseed BD
Jan 20-cd 11 serious O cramps from the left side, cp still high soft open BD
jan 21-cd 12-1dpo noticed continued o pain
jan 22-cd 13-2dpo same as yest
Jan 23-cd 14-3dpo same
jan 24-cd 15-4dpo same
jan 25-cd 16-5dpo breast hurting, hi cp, thicker cm and more than usual
jan 26-cd 17-6dpo same
jan 27-cd 18-7dpo noticed darker veins on breasts and white glue like cm
jan 28-cd 19-8dpo bfn had a huge fight with DH, very emotional. Dont think this is my month
jan 29-cd 20-9dpo no test today, vivid dreams, very wet during bd?, slept 12 hours, emotional, bloated more clumpy cm
jan 30-cd 21-10dpo bfn same as yesterday but me and dh noticed a weird smell to my cm. Like I smell the hormones in it.
Jan 31-cd 22-11dpo bfn feeling very sad about prev losses. Gave up hope. Had a spiritual experience. After dreaming I was preg and died from the crossfire in a drive by shooting, I woke up and went to check on my children. While checking to make sure the front door was locked, I felt a hand grab mines. A long skinny adult hand that was cool to the touch. I ran to turn on the light and nobody was in the room with me. I was the only person awake in my home...
Feb 1-cd 23-12dpo-bfn (possibly a squinter) on frer. began to get AF cramps, temp dropped, backache, headache,cried myself to sleep.
Feb 2-cd 24-13dpo-woke to tons of drool on my pillow(did when I was preg). Im bloated, tired, crampy, back aching, and tearful. My breast are swollen and so is my belly. I can barely button my jeans. I was convinced that AF will be here today. After scouring the internet for bfp stories after 12dpo, I got the courage to take the last frer in the box. BFP!!!!!! Glory to my Heavenly Father who answered my prayers! I am due 10/12/2016 and I'm praying for a full term pregnancy and healthy baby! Baby #6! Bring it on!

First Time Around...BFP

I am so excited. I had to log on and tell my story because I read all of yours when I was in my tww. So here goes...

My husband and I decided on January 1st that we would start trying. I had my Mirena removed on December 5th so, we were expecting that it would take 6 months to a year to conceive. I actually started taking a cocktail of VITEX, Maca, and Tribulus once a day on January 1st because my cycle in December was anovulatory. I watched a fertility specialist on youtube discuss the herbs that she recommends and I was sold. Low and behold, we conceived on the first try. I don't even know how that is possible. But, here is how it all happened:

CD 1- 4 Bleeding
CD 9,11, and 15 BD (each BD I inserted my Diva Cup before I got up to go to the bathroom and we used pre-seed)
CD 15 - positive OPK
CD 16 - Suspected ovulation day (fertility friend)
1DPO - Tender breasts everyday until positive pregnancy test and EXTRA EXTRA creamy CM
4DPO - Sharp pain in lower abdomen, dull backaches, tingling in my nostrils, itchy nipples
5DPO-7DPO- Constant cramping. We were snowed-in, so I laid around over the weekend, trying to figure out if my period was starting a week early because of the herbs I started taking.
8DPO- lower back aches, dizziness, and constipation
9DPO - FRER faint BFP, Wandfo BFN, ClearBlue Digital Pregnant 1-2 weeks past ovulation and lots of heartburn
10DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- Blood test shows 120 hcG levels and I still haven't technically missed my period yet

Today, I am 15 DPO I am beyond excited this is so unexpected. My husband was so shocked and so was my mom. I cannot wait to tell the rest of my friends and family after the first trimester.

I hope this helps someone else out. I tested at 9DPO and swore it would be negative. But, the dizziness the night before is what gave it away. Don't be afraid to go buy a FRER if you are having symptoms. The Wandfos are still barely showing a line, even though my blood test is confirmed positive. Baby dust to you all...

Faint bfp at 11dpo!!

I had very few symptoms but here they are:

1-5dpo no symptoms

6dpo pains in lower abdomen, sore breasts, irritable

7dpo woke up with sore throat, really sore breasts esp when first wake up and they seem fuller, less irritable, bit of white cm

8dpo woke up with sore throat again, breasts still pretty sore, took short nap in afternoon but mostly because I was depressed because I didn't think I was pregnant, moody and irritable, stuffy nose

9dpo night sweats, boobs less sore but super full, tooth that had root canal years ago sore, got full really fast at dinner, bloated, notice big blue vein on breast

10dpo boobs still sore but less so, fatigue, depressed, cloudy urine, bfn

11dpo took pregnancy test after work, super faint bfp!!! Shocked and amazed!

12dpo take another test in am another faint line!

13dpo another test with a darker line!!!

Pretty much all my symptoms could of happened any other month. I typically get sore boobs before my period and its January so waking up with sore throat isn't that strange. Good luck to everyone ttc! Hope you get bfp's soon!

BFP after 3months TTC!

So to start off I've had two early m/c both when I was younger. My DH and I have been ttc for 3months now. I quit smoking, drinking, drinking caffeine, and started taking a prenatal vitamin about 1mo before ttc. I got my BFP 2days ago, and am praying for a sticky bean!!! I used ClearBlue OPKs to monitor my fertile peaks, and PreSeed lubricant while trying. I know it might sound weird, but I think what did it this month was doing the "bicycle" with my legs in the air after BD for at LEAST 30min. Here are my symptoms I tracked with Ovia Period/Fertility tracker (an app on my smartphone that's free!)
1dpo-3dpo: Sore throat and gassy.
4dpo-BFP: cramps that ranged from twinges of pain, to pulling sensations, to downright breathtakingly painful.
6dpo-BFP: Sore BBs &EXTREMELY sensitive/in pain nips. Also, suddenly exhausted all the time. Napping, very odd for me.
12dpo-BFP: Bloating very badly. (Wearing my wedding ring became impossible) Woke up with acid reflux every morning, and suffered from it after every meal.
13dpo-BFP: Very sore lower back and hip joints, could barely walk at some times.
I got my BFP at 17dpo, which was the day before my period. My cycles are usually 35days long. I POAS the night before my period was scheduled to begin, and got a very solid BFP!!! Needless to say, I am terrified and ecstatic all at once! Pray for a sticky bean, and baby dust to everyone!!!

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!!!

Well THAT caught us off guard! :)

Hello,

A short little background on me and DH. DH is 34, I'm 31 and we were TTC for 8 months. We have no kids yet so this is our first and we are so excited!! :) We weren't trying for a couple cycles due to me needing surgery and we didn't want to push it back. My cycle started December 9th and that was supposed to be our buffer month - the one to get us back into a routine to actively try this month.

Now, onto our BFP and I hope I can give you ladies some excitement and hope. We decided to use Preseed but wait on using the full amount in December. All we did was use some on myself and a little on him. Maybe the size of a dimes worth on me. It wasn't much. I decided not to temp or use OPK's. We just had some fun and enjoyed each other. We did manage to have fun the week I was supposed to be fertile but I couldn't tell you what day I O'ed. I believe it was 3 times. That's it. And then I didn't think about anything after that.

I didn't feel a thing for a while - no PMS symptoms but I wasn't ruling that in my favour. I had been let down so many times before that I couldn't handle any more disappointment. A few days before I tested, I did notice symptoms but I assumed they were PMS. All they were was cramps that felt like af, headches, tiredness and feeling nauseous. The one thing I didn't notice at the time was I didn't have my usual chocolate craving but that wasn't until the night before I tested. I tested the day before af was to arrive to prepare myself for her arrival and the next thing I knew I was seeing a second line. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope, DH looked and he saw it too!! It was pretty dark for testing early. We went and got some FRER's and a digital one. Over the night and the next morning, I got BFP's! I even took another digital one on Sunday and it said I was 2-3 weeks, which translates to 4-5 full weeks. So everything's right on schedule. Just waiting for my blood work to essentially comfirm my BFP!

Ladies, I know we only tried for 8 months but the emotional roller coaster is real. Every time a BFN is staring you in the face, it's easy to just give up and want to forget the whole thing. It's NORMAL to feel that way. It's NORMAL to feel upset about hearing someone else get a BFP. (I fully expect that when you read this message.) But do one thing for me: Don't ever give up! Keep trying and keep pushing until you get your BFP OR you get some answers. Please - this is such an incredible thing that I want you ALL to experience this one way or another.

Babydust to you all. I'm going to continue to come back to the TTC boards to see how everyone is doing! <3

Stop Stressing, relax, and just let it happen.

I had three kids at a young age 16, 17, 19. At 21 I got my tubes tied because it was clear that things were not going to work out between my kids father and I. I vowed that if I ever had kids again that my husband would love me enough to understand why I tied my tubes and we would untie them if he truly wanted kids. (It seemed so simple) Flash forward 6 years later I meet the man of my dreams and he has no kids. We get married, untie tubes and after a year of trying NOTHING! Super depressed we tried and finally we stop trying and BOOM I was pregnant. One week later we miscarried. So with the hope and assurance that the surgery worked we tried again and nothing for another year and half. In October 2015 I started clomid. The first cycle failed. I was so livid on the next cycle I was like "F THIS! I don't want to try, I don't care anymore." I stopped researching every symptom. Wishing every pregnant women was me. Hoping that I was next. Jealous of my friends for being pregnant with ease. While I was stuck here trying for yet another year paying for infertility meds. I completely rejected the idea that I would even be pregnant. I would say 'NO SORE BOOBS NO PREGNANCY" So much so I didn't even test before it was time to see my doctor. I didn't realize how addicted I was to researching every symptom in every forum. It was actually depressing me. Not caring if I was or not was much less stressful. When I suppose to go get my meds for the third cycle of Clomid they made me take a test. She told me it was negative. While waiting for the my paper work the nurse calls the Dr. and she says "IT'S POSITIVE!!!" (I told them Dr.'s aren't suppose to lie to their patients. It's rude." lol) Blood test confirmed! I used Preeseed, Mucinex, Clomid and Estradol. On the last cycle and while BDing DH would tell me to just relax. I guessed it worked.

1-16 DPO NO SYMPTOMS, NOTHING AT ALL!

Don't be discourage if you don't have any symptoms. I would swear I had every symptom there was and every time it was Negative. I was a POASA. I would squint at every PT thinking there was a line. There never was.

I'm 5 weeks and 3 days now and I have sore boobs and I'm so incredibly hungry all the time.

Good Luck! Prayer works! Gory be to God he knew when the right time was.

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