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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!

First BFP at 11 DPO!

Hi everyone!

I am so happy to say that I got my BFP this morning at 11 DPO!! DH and I are so excited to have our first! I read these stories everyday and was so obsessed with every little symptom. To be honest, I did not expect this to happen so quickly! This was our first month using OPKs and charting, so I guess we got the timing just right the first time around! We also used Pre-seed every time we BD. Here were my symptoms:

O day- ovulation pains on left side
1-4 DPO- slight cramping on left side intermittenly
5 DPO- HUNGRY, slight cramping continues, backache, break out on chin
6 DPO- HUNGRY, cramps have finally calmed down,back ache, vivid dream
7-8 DPO - One sided cramps are back,backache, more break outs. Burping ALOT
9 DPO - Big temp drop, shooting pains on my left side (implantation maybe?) So hungry, VERY vivid dream.
10 DPO - BFN ( I couldn't resist), could have sworn I saw a shadow though! Cramping continues. Temps back up!
11 DPO - BFP!!! Naseau in the morning, cold-like symptoms

I am so excited to start this journey, and I know all of you will be joining me shortly!!! Baby dust to everyone :)

I prayed for this bean to stay stuck...

So my husband 36 and myself 33 have been ttc since we were married in 2011 almost five years! We had one pregnancy that lasted for 11 weeks and three chemical pregnancies. Well here is how I received my BFP this time :)

I was on 50mg of clomid the two cycles previously but ran out of prescription.
I usually take .125mcg of synthroid and 7.5mg two times daily of Sustained release T3 for my Hypothyroidism, however I upped my T3 to 15mg twice a day to see if it made me more energetic as I kept forgetting my mid day dose and had tons of extras.

I was on quite a sushi kick for the TWW, however before we all panic it was cooked sushi!
Started going to a chiropractor as I had hip/back issues and had one massage too.
Didn't do ovulation testing due to it being a break cycle and no fertility meds, however we maintained our schedule with pre-seed and softcup combo CD 8 - CD 12. Didn't really track nothing this month as I just feel like a failure after years and years!

We did the deed on CD 5, CD 8, CD 10, CD 12, CD 18. My cycles are max 23 days, usually 21 so we were on a family trip and came back on CD 24 and tested mid afternoon and it came up positive. I just thought I was late from the clomid in my system from previous two months?! Totally shocked as I haven't had any symptoms that I can recall, maybe a bit tender breasts and frequent peeing, little diarrhea on CD 17 now I am a bit dizzy CD 25? Which all before have happened with no BFP.

I hope this is the one that sticks for us, I would be more than blessed and would thank the heavens above!!!

Wishing you all the luck on your ttc :)

10 DPO BFP!! Hello, Rainbow Baby!

I'm going to try to keep this short, but... we'll see how that goes. Scroll to the bottom for symptoms by DPO.

I took Clomiphene (50mg) days 5-9 this cycle. This was my 6th time taking Clomiphene and have had a chemical pregnancy, a "missed miscarriage" at 7w5d and a loss after seeing a heartbeat at around 11w. Our most recent loss was a baby girl with Trisomy 8.
I also use Preseed lubricant internally, but I ran out on O day this cycle. We had sex every other day up until O and had sex the day before, day of, and the day after my positive OPK. I use Wondfo OPKS and they always stay positive for at least 2 days.

O day- CD 16, hardly any CM at all (worried)
DPO 1- crampy, crazy vivid dreams
2- more vivid dreams, EWCM?
3- vivid dreams
4-
5- mild cramping starts
6-mild cramping, backache, was pretty sure I was pregnant because of the backache, very tired
7- mildly crampy, backache, diarrhea in AM (big clue), very tired
8- weird green CM, tired
9-BFN, thought I was out, BAD gas
10- very faint positive in am on Wondfo, showed my husband and he saw it too, took 3 more tests including 2 Wondfos and a FRER around noon-- all positive! Never have gotten a positive this early.
11-13 more positives
14- Confirmed pregnancy at OBs office

The dead giveaways this cycle were the mild cramping and backache, although my cramping was much more severe last time I got pregnant. Also, I was exhausted! Luckily I was on vacation that whole week and I took naps or went to bed early during the last part of my TWW.

Good luck to everyone TTC and my heart goes out to everyone seeking their rainbow. I am terrified of another miscarriage, but I'm trying to take it day by day and just be thankful for another chance. We are praying for a healthy baby in early March.

BFP First circle of clomid

I started my first cycle of clomid 100mg day 3-7. I don't ovulate on my own at all and have mild pcos
DPO 1-7 nothing
DPO 8 sore boobs BFN
DPO 9 pink spotting then nothing. Twinges on rt side
DPO 10 pink spotting and twinges on LT side
DPO 11 very light BFP
DPO 12 FRER slightly darker
DPO BFP clear blue digital.
Words can't express my joy. Baby dust

2 years, 5th IUI success!

I've always had irregular periods, so I always feared that getting pregnant might be difficult. I really had no idea. Turns out I rarely ovulate on my own. We started trying to conceive in August 2014. Had no luck for several months. Started clomid in June 2015, with little success. I did manage to ovulate a couple times, but not early enough and it did not result in pregnancy. So finally in December 2015 we went to a fertility clinic and switched to letrozole + ovidrel trigger. I successfully ovulated every time, sometimes with more than 1 mature follicle, for 4 cycles with IUI. We had one chemical pregnancy. It was devastating. After that, our doctor switched me to injectibles (follistim). The first round, I overstimulated. I had several developing follicles on each ovary. The doctor recommended cancelling the cycle, to avoid the risk of high order multiples. I had no interest in becoming octomom, but it was still a difficult decision to make. We wanted to be pregnant so bad! So, at my next baseline ultrasound I was ready to try again. But unfortunately I had a large leftover follicle on one ovary, so we couldn't proceed. Doc offered birth control or go it natural to see if I would ovulate on my own. If I don't ovulate, I would take provera to start my period. So I opted for the latter. It was discouraging to have to cancel ANOTHER cycle, but it is what it is.

Finally, we got to try injectibles again, right at the end of May 2016. We did a lower dose. I only had 1 mature follicle develop, which was really disappointing. Husband had 23 million sperms post wash at the IUI, which was about average for him. We weren't really expecting much. We were already looking ahead to the possibility of IVF. The doctor put me on progesterone supplements this cycle (inserted vaginally), so I was really skeptical about any symptoms I experienced. The only thing I noticed was fatigue the second half of the TWW. I experienced a couple sharp cramps at 9dpo, but tried not to read into it.

But at 12dpo, 14 days post trigger, I was scheduled for a beta blood test. I decided to pee on a stick that morning, so get some of the anxiety out of my system. I used a Walgreens early result digital test. In less than 2 minutes, the screen popped up: Yes+. I couldn't believe it!

Later that afternoon, my beta blood test results came in. The doctor called and left a message on my phone because I was at work and in a meeting when she called. Basically, she said, "Your blood test confirms it. You're pregnant! HCG level at 98. That's a good number. Come back in a couple days for a follow-up to make sure it's doubling. Congratulations!" The last time I got a positive, with the chemical pregnancy, my HCG level was 16. So I was feeling much more optimistic. But still not ready to completely celebrate until the follow-up beta. So 2 days later, I get another blood test and then my doctor calls me in the afternoon. This time I'm ready. On a walk around the block by my office. The doctor says, "Good news. Your HCG level is at 250. Congratulations! Make an appointment 3 weeks from today for your first ultrasound."

I put the phone down and almost started crying, right there in the street. I still can't quite believe it.

I'm 17 dpo now. I've been experiencing waves of fatigue every day, although today I have quite a bit of energy. (Is it weird that I'm anxious about feeling good?)

If all goes well, we'll welcome our baby around March 3, 2017. I'm so grateful!

If you're on this journey, I suggest tracking your temperatures if you're not already, and advocating for yourself with your doctor to make sure you're getting the best care, understand what's happening, etc. It is so important to understand what's going on with your body and understand your options!

Best of luck to you!

First ever BFP 11dpo!!! Here's my symptoms

This is our 4th month TTC and the first month we used preseed. My symptoms this month that made me suspect pregnancy was that I actually felt fine. Normally a few days before aunt flow I get cramps and mood swings. The only thing I found odd was that all through the TWW I found myself getting a bit carsick when I was behind the wheel. I also got a heat rash between my BB's 2 days before a positive pregnancy test after going for a 2 mile walk. I have never had a heat rash before so that made me a bit suspicious. Today was my first BFP so i took 3 tests and all had clear positives. Period isn't late until Wednesday, so I am going to test each morning to make sure the line still shows up.

Bfp before AF due, almost no symptoms

I really thought I was out this month. Apart from a slight feeling of wetness on dpo 9&10 and a few lower abdomen twinges that reminded me of my last pregnancy on dpo 9&10 also, I had no early signs of pregnancy (last pregnancy I had white cm, strange dreams and sleeplessness before AF was due and got my first very faint Bfp at dpo 7! Crazy early, I know). Then last night (dpo 10/11) I was extremely wakeful and thought I was coming down w gastro due to extreme nausea and stomach pains (gastro type ones, not AF type ones). lo and behold I tested this morning (dpo 11) and got my Bfp! Have had some dizziness on standing today and nausea has toned down but not gone away.
You should have seen the smile on my face when I saw the two lines on my POS!

BFP after 2 years, pcos, low morphology

So I've never posted on a forum....just searched and read them for what feels like almost daily for the past 2 years and 1 month. I told myself (and I even made a promise to God and I'm not very religious) that if I get a positive I will share my story.

I have had PCOS since I was 24 (probably longer but that's when I began treatment) so I knew getting pregnant would be hard. I suffered with horrible cystic acne and was on bc and Spironolactone for like 5 years until after I got married at the age of 30. (I'm 32 now DH is too) We started trying for a baby around May 2014. My cycle was immediately out of whack after stopping bc and my skin was too. Let me add I also have Hashimotos (hypothyroid) I started researching foods and diet and decided to go Paleo. I was very strict in the beginning, eating very low card,absolutely no dairy and all grass fed meat. My period and skin improved almost immediately. My face was more clear than when I was on the pill. Let me add by saying I have Lean PCOS so I'm not overweight which actually makes things more difficult. It was very difficult to be strict but I kept with it as much as I could. I let more things into my diet but stuck with dairy free and gluten free because that kept my skin clear and cycle somewhat normal. After a while my cycle settled around 36 days being the average length, sometimes 42 days sometimes 32 days. It was difficult to track my ovulation if I didn't pee on an opk. Which was expensive month after month because I could only interpret the digital ones. After a year or so of trying my husband was tested and it came back that he had low morphology. 1% to be exact. He tested again and it went up to 3%. His counts and all other numbers were fine. Tested neg for vericicole. I tried charting, my temps were all over. We would bd everyday in the fertile week, sometimes every other day...we gave it our all every month. My obgyn told me there is nothing more she could do for me. Finally we went to a fertility specialist who told us that because of the morphology we would most likely need to do IVF. She sent us home, gave my husband some supplements which included L Carnitine Fumarite 500mg 2 pills twice a day, acetyl L carnitine 1 pill twice a day, and a pouch of emergen c each day. After 3 months he was supposed to retest his semen, and after my next period I was to begin a million tests. A month before our apt I fell pregnant. I just found out last night. I truly believe that morphology means nothing and there is hope just keep trying. This cycle I was desperate and I pulled out all the stops. I tried everything I had ever read in a forum. I used the digital opk, mucinex during my fertile week, preseed during intercourse, andI bought soft cups to insert after intercourse to keep the sperm in (which was a nightmare and I couldn't get it out for a while. We didn't get a chance to bd the day after ov but did 2 days before, the day of and two days after. I didn't think I was pregnant. I had stopped drinking coffee two months prior and my boobs didn't seem to get as sore each month anymore so sometimes they did sometimes they didn't. Leading up to now every month I felt pregnancy symptoms so I didn't even want to bother testing. What I did notice was my boobs hurt again, they hurt earlier on and never tapered off. my nipples tingled. I felt very hot and very cold. I had cold sweats at night. I felt twinges in my abdomen. I finally tested at 18dpo and received a strong two blue lines immediately. I'm Still in shock.

If I had to give any advice it would be change your diet, if you have PCOS you probably shouldn't be eating Dairy. Cut out gluten and eat low carb, sugar wreaks havoc on your ovaries. I love coffee but when I stopped drinking it my PMS symptoms all went away, and also weird pimples I would get on my neck/lower jawline. If your husband has sperm issues tell him to take the supplements listed above. And don't lose hope!!!!!!

BFP 8dpo clomid cycle 3, TTC 14 months

Like many of you, I have been stalking this page for months. Each month I read BFP stories and they always give me hope that mine will happen eventually. Well, finally it has and I want to share with all of you to offer hope during your cycles and to encourage you to NEVER give up :)
My DF and I have been TTC for 14 long months. I just turned 38 and this is my first child. DF (38 also) has a DD who is 6. We went to an RE after 8 months of no success and were diagnosed with unexplained infertility (we were both super healthy!) and tried 3 IUIs (one non-medicated and 2 on clomid) that were all unsuccessful. The RE told me the next step is IVF and in the meantime she increased my clomid to 150mg since there would be 2 cycles before I can get in for our IVF consultation. Well 2 days ago we scheduled the consultation for sometime in July. After scheduling the consultation, I just decided to go to CVS and get some cheapie tests. I even decided to try one at 11:30 am just for the heck of it...yes I'm a poas addict! I looked at the test after a few minutes and noticed a 2nd very faint kind of need to squint to see it blue line. I freaked! Then I realized these tests are not the best so I tried the next morning (9dpo) on a FRER. Almost immediately a faded pink line showed up. I couldn't believe it so I tried about 1,000 more (ok only two more) but they all came out positive at 9dpo!!! Today at 10 dpo I took my last FRER and it was quite a bit darker...I knew this was it! Confirmed with a digital test just about an hour ago, not even with FMU. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am right now! Just to note, I used mucinex and preseed this cycle for the 1st time...and it worked! I've always read how successful this combo can be (along with clomid especially) so I figured I had to give it a try!

I know everyone wants to hear any symptoms that I may be experiencing so here you go...

1-6dpo - Nothing but I did have some significant cramping at 6dpo...now I know it was probably implantation!
7dpo - Soooo tired. I was in a meeting and I couldn't keep my eyes open
8dpo - Extremely tired again. I also started to feel very light cramping and my stomach was a little grumbly. Breasts feel little ligtning strikes (best way to describe it!) but not overly sore all the time. Decided to test for these reasons and very faint squinter BFP
9dpo - Tiredness continues. Not feeling great in general. Stomach uneasy feeling, light cramping. Faint BFP but definitely a clear line (didn't have to squint anymore!). Boobs still have kind of a lightning bolt feeling. Once in a while they are tingly...not overly sore but kind of sore.
10dpo - I think I will be tired for the next 9 months! a lot more cramping but not uncomfortable. It's a bit different from AF and my stomach is grumbling again all day. I don't necessarily feel nauseous but I don't feel great. Can't focus and completely uninterested in doing anything at work! Boobs a little more sore.

I know I'm just at the beginning so these symptoms will continue to worsen over time! Best of luck to all of you!!!

4th month TTC - BFP @ 10DPO

So we've been actively trying for about 4 months. This month, we changed a few things up... and I just wanted to share my story.
In previous months, we would BD a lot BEFORE ovulation (since I read that this was most effective), but this month, we only BD about every other day during fertile week. Once I got the positive OPK, we BD every night for 3 days straight.

This was also my first cycle using Preseed (used applicator, but used less than the recommended amount). I used that throughout the entire fertile week, but never two days in a row because I didn't want to get an infection from messing with my PH.
This month, I also asked DH to take his vitamins consistently and lay off the caffeine (which he did, surprisingly).

Additionally, I read that taking a baby aspirin once a day helps with implantation (helps blood flow), so after ovulation, I began taking a baby aspirin each morning. (DH is a nurse practitioner, and approved of this... but I recommend you do your own research/ask doc. etc.)

*Note about prayer -- this was the first cycle that I turned to the Lord consistently. After sex, I prayed (in bed with legs elevated). Before sex, I prayed. During my 2ww, I prayed. I asked a few close friends to pray. If you're spiritual, I highly recommend prayer, meditation, etc. We are spiritual beings!

Signs/symptoms:
I really didn't have many this cycle... I tried not to get my hopes up, but there were some noticeable differences.

3-4DPO - tender breasts at certain points in the day. (Nothing excruciating, just hurt to jog, lay on my stomach); CM - medium amount, cervix closed, medium hard, medium-high

5 DPO - tender breasts in morning - weird cramps after sex. (This happened again while I was browsing around in the store... they were not menstrual cramps or lower abdomen cramps, it was up high.... never felt anything like this before); CM - drying up, tacky, cervix is same
6-8 DPO - tender breasts (again, not TOO bad), MOODY... not the average "I'm just in a bad mood," but more like "You used the wrong tone with me in the store and now I'm crying so hard I can't catch my breath". -- frequently felt like I wanted to strangle my husband for small things (no worries - he's not in danger =) ). I'm usually not like this with him, even before AF. CM - dry, cervix closed, coming down lower?, harder
*Took a New Choice (Dollar Tree) pregnancy test on 8DP0 (shame, I know) - negative, came back 2 hours later, showed positive. Thought was an evap line. Did one again later in the day, negative, 2 hours later, positive. WTH?
9DPO - lower abdomen feels heavy, not painful, but a deeper, softer cramp. Thought it might be AF, but was confused since these aren't normal-type cramps. CM - dry, cervix medium-high again, but a bit softer today... still harder than when I O.
10DPO - lower abdomen still heavy (crampy, but no PAIN). I think my areolas are getting a bit darker? Definitely still sore to lay on. Took FRER - VVVVVFL!! New Choice preg. test - FL! BFP!!!
11DPO - heavy abdomen... so hard to explain. It's like I have a 1 pound weight attached to my lower abdomen.

**NO SPOTTING - and I was paying close attention. I also never felt a moment of implantation.

Weirdest sign that I noticed --> my urine was SUPER light yellow since 2DPO... this is NOT normal for me, and I did not increase my water intake.
I read on some site that "back in the day" doctors had recorded that pregnant women had lighter urine... hmmm.
Even my pee in the morning wasn't very dark. I talked to DH - (being the NP and all), and he said "it just means you're more hydrated... it doesn't mean you're pregnant.) But sure enough, I am pregnant! This was the only VISIBLE change I saw.... but I knew something was up.

Biggest sign husband noticed --> Moodiness ("You were just super emotional, freaking out about small things that you usually don't freak out about.) I'm pretty emotional all the time, so this must have been pretty bad, ha!

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