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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!

BFP with Femara, PCOS, and Endometriosis

I am so excited to share my news of my BFP!!! I know it is still early but this site has been so helpful for getting through the tww!

Me:28
DH: 35
Cycles: 9

Sorry for the long story! Skip to the end for symptoms.

In October 2015, we decided to start a family and had my Mirena removed. Three days later, I started having terrible back pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After a week with no relief, I went to the ER and had an emergency CT scan which found a tumor that was cutting off my ureter-I went for surgery three days later and they found that it was endometriosis. After a year long battle, I ended up having a serious surgery to remove part of my ureter that was damaged, my appendix, and had a laparoscopy to remove stage 2 Endo. My left ovary was stuck to my side with Endometriosis and my surgeon was amazing and able to save it.

During my surgery, my surgeon suspected that I had PCOS because of the small cysts on my ovaries. We tried for 6 months on my own, but when I realized that I wasn't ovulating every month I went to my OBGYN. He is amazing and recommended me to go to an RE.

My RE sent me for a full panel of bloodwork, which came back fine but he confirmed that my symptoms met PCOS. I was placed on Metformin, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Femara. The first two cycles of Femara I tried 5 mg days 3-7, with no success. This last cycle I was placed on Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8.

Things I did differently this cycle:
Pineapple 1 dpo-5dpo
Pomegranate juice 1 dpo-5dpo
Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8

I used OPKs to confirm ovulation as well as bbt.
We BD everyday (sometimes twice a day) CD 10-16

CD 16- ovulation
CD 17/1 dpo-Loose bms, very frequent bms, cramping, gassy
2 dpo- cramping
3 dpo- none
4 dpo- gassy, skin break out, progesterone check came back at 19.6
5 dpo- cramps, gassy, increased appetite, shooting pain in my breasts
6 dpo- cramps, bloated, gassy, headache, increased appetite, slight nausea
7 dpo- bloated, gassy, headache
8 dpo- cramps, heartburn, bloated, gassy, skin broken out
9 dpo- cramps, heartburn, BFN
10 dpo- heartburn, gassy, increased appetite, skin broken out
11 dpo- bloated, constipated, gassy, headache, BFN
12 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sore nipples, BFN
13 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sorry nipples
14 dpo- sore nipples, BFP!!!!!!!!!

BFP After First Ovidrel Injection!

Hello ladies!

I have read so many of your stories and symptoms since my husband and I began TTC in March, and now I get to share my own story and symptoms. Hopefully some of you will be able to gain some insight from it and some hope as well.

I turned 39 years old last month, so time was of the essence for DH and me. We were married this spring, and while he has children from a previous marriage, we want one together. By all accounts I am a healthy woman with the exception of borderline hypothyroidism for which I take a low dose of medicine. My cycles were like clockwork until DH and I started TTC ( go figure ). For a couple of months I had short cycles and intermittent bleeding. By my third TTC cycle things seemed to straighten themselves out, but the doctor still wanted to do an ultrasound just to check things out.

It was during that visit, during our fourth TTC cycle, that my doctor said I was a good candidate for the Ovidrel trigger shot. She said I had a mature follicle we could trigger to ovulate and DH and I could time our BDing. If you're unfamiliar with trigger shots, they're hCG shots that do exactly what they sound like, trigger ovulation.

After getting the shot, I went home and, of course, researched the heck out of it. The trigger shots give you a positive pregnancy test, so many women "test out." This involves taking a pregnancy test every day or two to evaluate when the hCG is out of your system. Once you get a negative test, you can feel fairly confident it has run its course and you can begin to test for a true positive result.

So I did that. By the way, I used FRER because they're supposed to be the most sensitive test on the market, and I thought they would give me a good indication when the Ovidrel was really out of my system. My tests, though, never truly turned negative. The test line grew lighter and lighter each day, and by 8 dpo/10 dpt the line was so faint I was convinced I would get a stark white, negative test the next day. Only, I didn't. In fact, the test line the next day was ever so slightly darker than the day before. At 10 dpo, the line was darker. At 11 dpo it was slightly darker than the day before. I called my doctor at 10 dpo and I went in for a beta test at 11 dpo. By this morning, at 12 dpo/15 dpt, my test was twice as dark as two days ago!

I got the call from my doctor this afternoon who confirmed an early pregnancy, and she said today's darker test line was a good sign! I'll go for another beta tomorrow!!

I never thought, at 39, I would get pregnant after just 4 cycles, but I did! I feel so fortunate! I definitely attribute our conception to the trigger shot.

I would also like to note, I was using OPKs and getting positive tests, but I think they were off, or perhaps it was operator error. haha! Just days before the ultrasound and subsequent trigger shot, I had two positive OPKs. I told my doctor this, and she said they can be difficult to read and not always accurate. I had not been having EWCM since we've been TTC, like I normally have had all my life (another go figure), so that's one reason why I used the OPKs. (I also didn't really start temping like I should until our third TTC cycle. ) Nevertheless, I think DH and I were missing the actual ovulation. If I had not had that ultrasound DH and I would have missed yet another ovulation cycle.

In addition to the trigger shot, we used PreSeed. I also drank a cup of decaf green tea each day which is supposed to help ovulation from what I've read. I also drank each day a fruit smoothie that included a cup of whole fat yogurt, raspberries, blueberries and half a banana. I increased leafy greens. I also took a prenatal vitamin.

Good luck to everyone! Never lose hope.

Here are my symptoms. Some of these could be contributed to the trigger shot, but the symptoms beginning at 9 dpo - I think - are true pregnancy symptoms.

Natural BFP at 43

I was lurking and promising myself like others that if successful I would share what I did to get here.

I conceived my DS at 39 with no issue and was 40 when he was born. I knew though that trying for a second would be a very uncertain road at my age. Looking back we were really lucky to conceive after only about 16 months of concerted effort. During that time I had two failed IVF cycles and travelled long haul for work away from my husband for seven 3 week trips and missed quite a few opportunities making the outcome even luckier, statistically speaking.

I also trawled the internet, consulted a snake oil naturopath, charted, and took a buttload of supplements to help regulate my cycle. These included vitamins B (group) C, D, E (tocotrienols as well as tocopherols), magnesium myo-inositol, alpha lipoic acid, vitex, ubiquinol and red maca. I also ate two eggs for breakfast every day (gross!). I also cut out all alcohol and caffeine and soy and cold drinks and gee life was dull. As I added more and more to the daily mix it was interesting to see the effects. My BBT became much more stable and predictable and easier to map to my ovulation symptoms. My luteal phase lengthened slightly from 7or 8 days to 9 or 10. The follicular phase actually lengthened, annoyingly. The long weeks of jet lag from the 10 hour time differences made it harder too but I doubt they had much impact in the end. In the end I would put my money on the ubiquinol (500mg daily before tapering down to 200mg per day) and the red maca. Gross but I think that's what did it. A small disclaimer that I had a high AMH and low FSH at 42, and am in good physical shape.

BFP Symptoms were same as all the BFN cycles (headaches, cramps, bloating) except for tender nipples from 6DPO, same as other pregnancy. Squinter BFP on IC at 11DPO when temps stayed up. Lines gradually got stronger then two strong lines 13DPO on FRER.

Am now at 35 weeks and 4 days after a complication-free pregnancy. Tired and looking forward to welcoming LO to the outside not long before I turn 44.

Wishing all of you the best of luck.

How I did it - Vitamins & OPK

I received my BFP two days ago, and honestly thought I was out for this month because I felt barely any symptoms. I am a 34(avg) day cycle kind of gal and ovulated on day 18/19 of my cycle

Last year we tried a few times and nothing gave, but I never used an opk, charted my temp, vitamins, nothing!
So we started back up again recently and this is how it happened.
It was my second month ttc, first month I used pregprep kit from walgreens and it didnt work, in addition to prenatal vitamins.
Thanks to this site and others, I developed a little recipe of vitamins after tons of research I picked out some that I felt were most beneficial for both of us to take. I didnt go crazy, I didnt even do the full dosage and I never had EWCM during my fertile time but I trusted the OPK. From the second day of my period (forgot on the first day) ....

( I did take BBT but I was really bad at remembering it every morning and my times were never consistent but I managed to do it enough to see the O dip and rise) but I stopped after that.

I started taking MACA capsules 2x a day (525mg), EPO 2x a day (500mg), Royal Jelly/Bee Pollen Capsules 2x a day (200mg), COQ10 2x a day (100mg) and my one a day prenatal. My SO followed the same routine as me but left out the EPO (duh) and took his MENS Active One a day vitamin.

I took the EPO till day ovulation, continued the rest till BFP.
I started using the opk 4 days before and tested once a day, and we BD every day of the flashing smiley which last two days once I got it, than the third day was a solid smiley. We did miss a day of BD two days before O but we did it every day and some times in the morning till two days after. We used pressed twice too but i don't care for that stuff too much so only as needed and externally.
On months where I wasn't pregnant I felt more "prego" type symptoms than i did this month.. which was totally strange to me and the reason I thought I was out. The day of O I had horrible cramps and luckily we dtd that morning because my cramps and severe lower back pain came at night. It was miserable.

day of O - painful cramps, and back ache
day after O -AF type cramps and still some o pain
2dpo - fluttering in left side of ovary and af cramps
3dpo - huge glob of white cm (looked like ewcm)
4dpo- swollen bbs, fluttering and ovary twinges
5dpo - yellow cm and swollen bbs
6dpo- horrible headache, stomach twinges and leg cramps
7dpo- same
8dpo- tons of cm, painful bb, af cramps
9dpo- ovarys hurt, little cm, weird tingles in nipples and vivid dream
10dpo- nothing unusual, thought I was out for the month, bbs still swollen
11dpo- af cramps and other cramping in stomach
12dpo- nothing different
13dpo- watery cm
14dpo- watery cm, bb hurt worse now, and af cramps
15dpo- tested at 1:30pm and it was instantly a BFP slightly faint but very easily distinguished. Tested again before bed and there it was again.

The symptom that made me suspicious was the CM. I never have tons of it like that. Also, the day after O I had AF cramps, that was new also.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

I do believe the vitamins helped us both and don't forget plenty of water!!

I think I finally believe it

I used opk's to figure out when I ovulated and we BD all the time so definitely did that the same day.

About 4 dpo I noticed flutters in my tummy and learned about early pregnancy factor. Previously I thought you couldn't experience symptoms before implantation, I was wrong.

7 dpo I had light cramping which continued to 9 dpo. Cm has been unusually little. Cp has been high, hard and closed since 3 dpo

9 dpo my breasts started getting sore and this has continued through today at 11 dpo. 9 dpo was my first Bfp I think. I did a wondfo with fmu and forgot to look at it. 8 hours later there was a faint line, so I did another one that afternoon which looked like a very faint positive.

10 dpo I did a wondfo and an Ept, both faint positives. I told DH who seems excited.

11 dpo this morning I did a store brand "6 days sooner" which is a clear bfp. Still trying to wrap my head around it.

I had my paraguard copper iud removed three months ago and I admit I was a bit pessimistic. I usually have a very predictable 28 day cycle but since my IUD was removed I'm closer to 31 days. I'm still worried this will turn out to be a chemical or I will miss carry. My mom miscarried a few times, I haven't told her yet. I'm excited and scared. This is the first time I've ever been pregnant.

I've been on a prenatal vitamin for three months. Learned to use opk's. We used preseed during fertile window. I use the clue app for tracking. I've been eating breakfast (used to just drink a cup of coffee). Exercising slightly less, I used to go to the gym five days a week and now I go three. I hope those still looking for their bfp's find them :)

Bfp after miscarriage, no symptoms

Well guys I'm back.... I wrote my first ever bfp story back in February but I ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks in April and now I'm finally back with my bfp story! Just hoping for a good outcome this time. On April 6th we found out our babies heart stopped beating so we opted to induce a miscarriage... it was a rough month to say the least. My hcg numbers finally went to 0 on April 29th and I told my doctor I wanted to try again right away. Instead of waiting for a period we started our second round of clomid that day which would count at cycle day 3.
I got a positive ovulation test on the night of cycle day 15 and the morning of 16 and noted cramping on cycle day 16 in the evening.
Also I want to mention we had a saline ultrasound on cycle day 14.
Cycle day 14- baby dance - saline ultrasound (not sure if that kills the swimmers)
Cycle day 15- baby dance/ positive opk
Cycle day 16 baby dance positive opk
Cycle day 17 baby dance
2 dpo I noted I took a nap
3 dpo I noted I took a nap
4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nothing
6 dpo nothing
7 dpo nothing
8 dpo I noted cramping
9 dpo nothing
10 dpo nothing neg test
11 dpo nothing took test and line turned up hours later not sure what to think
12 dpo nothing slightest line keeps showing up on all test feel like I'm just wanting to see it so bad but had one test that was so convincing I called the doctor for a blood test. Took a FRER late at night and see a faint faint line but much fainter than the cheap tests I've been taking and husband says there's no line. Start thinking I'm out
13 dpo have to wake up early for blood test almost didn't go thinking I'm out. Doctor called that day and said positive blood test but very weak hcg only 12
14 dpo I still have no symptoms but I'm starting to actually feel pregnant like there's something there.... hard to explain but you have to remember I was pregnant only a few months ago
15 dpo today I did another blood test and my numbers have doubled... things are looking good right now so I'm praying I get to keep this baby
I have NO symptoms..... I'm only tired but I'm also on progesterone suppositories which could be the culprit.

Felt basically the same as all the BFN months!

Hello! I am so overjoyed to be posting my BFP story! I hope everyone reading this gets one soon as I know it can be very stressful! These stories gave me some hope so I hope it does the same for you :)
Background:
I went on BC pills at age 14 after only having maybe 5 periods and when I started BC my periods stopped. Flash forward 15 years and I am 29 marrying the love of my life and we are both super excited to be parents. I went off birth control and two months later my period returned but it was super light. I was very worried. 1st month we had a chemical pregnancy. Then nothing for month two, three and four. My periods were still very light and we were not getting a BFP despite the fact I was trying everything I could think of.
Things I tried:
I was taking Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose Oil first two weeks then Flax Oil, and Prenatal vitamins. I also cut back substantially on exercise (I'm a distance runner). I drank lots of red raspberry tea and I didn't drink or eat anything that was cold. I used a hot water bottle on abdomen and was always heating my feet (I have Reynaud's disorder). I started weekly acupuncture after three months of trying. I cut out spicy food (as recommended by my accupunturest). I also used softcups (month two and three), used preseed (month three, four and five) and also started temping (month 5). My DH and I also cut out alcohol and coffee when we started ttc in January.
After three month's of ttc I started to get really depressed. I made a huge mistake telling my friends and family that we were ttc. Then everyone was always asking me are you pregnant yet? Which was a dagger to my hart because I wanted it so badly and was trying so hard. Then when I would say no, they would often launch into all the stories of people they know who got pregnant right away. This made me feel so down I totally stopped seeing all my friends and family. Then my cousin told me to just tell everyone we are taking time off ttc right now, so I did and bam BFP.
Symptoms:
Ovulation day: No fertile CM (normal for me)
1-6dpo: A fair amount less CM then usual.
7dpo: Lots of watery CM, light cramping and soar back (normal pre-period symptoms for me). Gums bled when brushing teeth (never happens).
8 dpo: Major dip in my bbt but I have never done this before, so I thought I just did it wrong.
9-10 dpo: Soar boobs, light cramping and a bit moody (all pre-period symptoms)
I told my DH that we are out this month and that we should start drinking again during week 1 and 2 of each cycle. He agreed!
11 dpo: Decided I wanted to drink this weekend so I took a FRER and OMG!!!!!! Is that a second line??? My poor DH was in the other bathroom and I was banging on the door crying saying I think it's positive!!! Come look! It was positive and the line has been getting darker everyday :)

Things I did that I think helped:
- I removed a lot of stress this month but saying I wasn't ttc anymore to friends and family.
- I continued with accupuncure and listened to her health recommendations.
-DH and I started having Kale and coconut shakes every morning.
-DH and I started drinking two tbs of apple cider vinegar mixed with hot water, honey and cinnamon each night.
-Consistently used Preseed.
-This was the first month we tried Sperm Meets Egg Plan.
- Using digital ovulation tests.

Sorry this is so long! I hope it helps someone :) Lots of baby dust to everyone! Wish me luck that this little one sticks around :)

2 months TTC

Hello Ladies!
I am so blessed to report that after only two months of TTC, I got my BFP on 9DPO (faint positives starting 7DPO)!

Here is my background information- 28 years old, no family history of infertility but my mom did miscarry at 12 weeks between her 2 successful pregnancies.

I used period tracker app for 2 years before trying so I knew my cycle length (25 days). I used the OVIA app while TTC. It incorrectly predicted my fertile window, so it's a good thing I was using OPK's! I ovulate late around CD 14-15 and have a short luteal phase (10-11 days MAX)

Fertile window for me was CD 10-15, We BD on CD 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16. I'm pretty sure I O'd on CD 15.

Now on to the good stuff:

1DPO- EWCM *BD today

2DPO- Gas in the evening

3DPO- Slept 9 hours the night before, fatigue, Vivid dream, thick yellow CM, runny nose

4DPO- Vivid dreams (Very emotional dreams, which is something I've never experience before), Mild teeth sensitivity, yellow CM, increased appetite, Sore nipples (This is a symptom that made me really hopeful, as my nipples are never sore during PMS)

5DPO- Yellow CM, Minor cramps, Sore Nipples, Pimples on chest and back appeared, Bloating

6DPO- Yellow CM, Minor cramps, Sore Nipples, Heavy/tender breasts, Emotional

7DPO- Slept 9 hours night before, Vivid dream (Again, involving high emotions), 3 BM's before 2pm, Sore nipples, yellow cm.

I took my first HPT with FMU on 7DPO (4 days before AF) I was in a rush and didn't examine the results fully. It wasn't until my lunch break that I took a look and saw a very very faint positive! I know the test dye could have bled, so I took another HPT in the evening and sure enough, very faint positive.

8DPO- This is the morning I knew I was pregnant for sure. I went to bed the night before around 1am and woke up at 7am with TONS of energy. Felt like I could run a marathon. I should mention this was a Saturday, a day that I usually relax in bed until 10am. HPT with FMU and a faint positive (stronger line than the night before). Around 5pm I started having weird cramps...Not anything like PMS cramps. Almost like what I would imagine a small contraction would feel like. It felt like my uterus was expanding from all sides. It lasted for about 45 seconds. Little cramps followed, but nothing with that kind of distinct feeling. Light brown CM.

9DPO- HPT with FMU. Even stronger line than day before. Still not getting a BFP. I went and purchased clear blue digital (To get my "PREGNANT" result clear as day). I couldn't wait for the next morning, so I took my test around 7pm. It took 3 minutes to appear, but I got my BFP. For some reason it wasn't real to me and my husband until then!

Baby dust to all of you ladies out there!

BFP 45 Naturally :)

I just want to say I'm both excited and nervous and share with you all my regiment.

Firstly I'm 45!!! I miscarried in February. My husband and I were devestated so we went to a fertility specialist who told me that basically don't even bother with a 2% chance he was surprised that I got pregnant. He then offered me the option of donor eggs. Which is common for someone my age. They were going to try clomid first with an IUI but when my period rolled around and I was due for an ultra sound, I just didn't want to make the hour and a half drive to the clinic ... Soooooo like any person would do I hope on Google for advice. I bought a fertility kit first. Followed by preseed and then by COQ10.

When I got a positive on the opk ( CD 28!!! ) We used preseed and BD'd like monkeys on crack at the zoo.

Then came the TWW and here are my symptoms:

Nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

On 11 dpo I dreamt I got a positive. Woke up took a test and the was my squinter. So I took test after test...I mean I had twenty of them! So I decided because they are ic's I would go by a free and it too was faint. So I took it again today and it's a little bit darker. And that's where I'm at :) barely 4 weeks after being told by several doctors it would probably never happen again.

God is good :)

BFP at 9dpo while breastfeeding!

DH (28) and I (26) had been TTC baby #2 for nine months. DD1 (aged 2) was conceived the first month we tried. It was not so easy this time.

My cycles are normally 31 days long. I had a chemical pregnancy in cycle #2 at 5 weeks, and another in cycle #4 that ended at 6 weeks. I knew something wasn't right both times as I had no symptoms and late BFP'S.

CD 15 - BD with Preseed (only time!)
CD 16 - Positive OPK
CD 17 - (DPO 1) Nausea, from ovulation sickness (normal)
DPO 2-4- Nothing
DPO 5 - Felt constantly hungry today
DPO 6 - Woke up in the night feeling feverish. Had 8 hours sleep but feeling exhausted. Mild cramps that felt like gas. Vivid dreams.
DPO 7 - Nauseous and hungry. Smudge on two internet cheapies, seen enough blank ones to know something's happening! Feeling stretching in abdomen. Trying not to get hopes up. Vivid dreams.
DPO 8 - Very tired. Got 3 evaps on internet cheapie, definitely no pink there. Breastfeeding my toddler has become a little painful. Vivid dreams.
DPO 9 - Faint but instant BFP on internet cheapie! Still have sensitive nipples, hunger and fatigue.

So if you're getting a lot of evaporation​ lines it may be your lucky month!
I hope all goes well with this little poppy seed and that it won't end in another chemical...
x x x

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