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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 at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

BFP after Lap, 4th cycle of Femara and 2nd with Prometrium

I wanted to share my BFP story since I always came to this site for hope and reassurance from all the stories here.

This will be our 2nd and we have been trying just under a year. I have endometriosis and had a Lap 4 months before becoming pregnant with my first, and I didn't do any fertility meds and was able to get pregnant naturally.

With this one, I had another lap almost 4 months ago as well this time but stated on Femara the month after having the lap to try to hopefully give my ovulation a boost especially being over 35 now. I did monitoring with the Femara for the 1st 2 cycles but then didn't do any monitoring these past 2 cycles as it was too time consuming. I noticed my luteal phase was getting alot shorter the past few months, down to only 7 days one month so I asked my Dr to start me on progesterone the cycle before I got my BFP to hopefully lengthen it. I took it from 3-4DPO the first cycle and took a test around 14DPO and then stopped taking it and got my period a couple days later.

This cycle I took the progesterone from 4dpo and was busy with family in town and a couple of overnight trips and so I decided not to test and just stop taking the progesterone around 13DPO and let my period come so I didn't have to deal with another negative test. Well period never came and I started to get suspicious around 15-16DPO when my period had not yet come. I decided to wait to test until 18DPO when we got back from a little overnight trip with family. BFP came up right away and super dark!! Made me so glad I waited to test.

I didn't track my DPO symptoms this month because I had symptoms so many other months that turned out to just be PMS and just didnt have time.

I do think we had really great timing this month with BD every other day from about day 10 and BD 2 days before +OPK, day of +OPK and the day after (O day). Other months didn't work out as well so obviously Im sure that helped us get our BFP this month. Also the Femara made me ovulate earlier in my cycle around day 14-15 when normally I ovulate later around 18-20 so that may have helped.

My main symptom and still my #1 symptom currently at 5 weeks is sore boobs. I always usually get sore boobs before AF but they were definitely more sore this time and were more sore on the sides this time. They are now even more sore and all over.
Also have had cramping off and on since around 12-13DPO when I would normally get my period. Very similar to AF cramps with some twinges and sharp pains here and there as well.
Also I have been more hot then usual, several nights sweating alot!
I did also notice alot of CM around 16-17DPO.
One other random thing which I am not sure if is related is I found like 3-4 long hairs on my breasts. I normally get one random one every once in awhile which I pluck but i had at least 3-4 this month which was kind of wierd but I didn't think anything of it at the time but maybe a hormonal thing?

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. God is so good! Good luck and baby dust to all of you!

BFP after missed miscarriage

8 weeks after a heartbreaking D&C we got our BFP. It's such a blessing and God really answered our prayers. Like my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms before my BFP, I tested everyday from 7 dpo, only to get -... until 10dpo showed a faint line that was almost not there. I asked my husband not to call me crazy when I showed it to him for validation and he saw it too!!! I've tested everyday since and the line is getting darker and darker. we are over the moon excited and hope this is our take home baby. A few weird things to note this cycle : 4-5 day straight +OPK from day 14-18, then super dry right away after ovulation, had one day of creamy/sticky cm which resembled what I had a month or two into my first pregnancy. But now i'm about 5 weeks, have no real symptoms except for lower back pain. A bit worried about the lack of symptoms, but not going to worry, will pray for a healthy and happy 9 months! Good luck girls, dreams do come true ;)

BFP for Baby #3!

THINGS I DID:
-Had sex every other day during fertile week, and then two days in a row once I got a positive OPK
-Used Preseed starting with my first OPK
-“Doggy style” position for DTD
-Laid in bed with hips elevated for 30 minutes after DTDs
-Started going to bed about an hour earlier each night (I wasn’t thinking about TTC, but that extra rest may have helped after all)

SYMPTOMS:
1-4 DPO: Nothing noteworthy

5DPO: HUGE dip in my temperature—went just under the coverline on my chart. Several hours later, I felt twinges in the center of my uterus (assuming implantation)

6DPO: Temp soars back up to its highest reading yet. All day I felt light twinges and pin prick pains all over uterus. I felt little faint 1 second pinches on my right ovary off and on all day. Breasts started to feel sensitive and heavy. I usually start feeling pessimistic by now, but I just had a feeling this was it. Also, my anxiety and emotions are going haywire!

7DPO: Temp still very high. Had a dream last night that we found out my youngest wasn’t actually our baby and had to give her back. Crazy and emotional! Still feeling light pinching over my right ovary. I way too much time at work googling my symptoms, especially the pinching ovary thing, and was excited to learn that it was indeed a pregnancy symptom for many.

8DPO: Temp still high. I slept in a while after temping (Saturday morning), and woke up about to burst to pee. I remembered I still had one dollar general test stashed in the cabinet, so I decided to test just for fun since it was obviously too early. I FULLY expected a negative test, but a line popped up immediately! Light, but very clear to the eye without squinting. This is my 4th pregnancy (two daughters and one mc), and I usually can’t get even a faint positive until 11 days past ovulation. Waiting for my husband to get home with an FRER and a handful of dollar tests to confirm, but I know what I’m looking at. Symptoms are continuing and stronger today.

NOTE: Fertility Friend says I ovulated on cycle day 19, but I’m almost positive I actually O’d on the 18th—just very late in the day. I am writing my symptoms based on the FF DPO, but it could have been one day later for each.

Good luck everyone! Prayers for more BFPs and sticky babies for us all! :)

BFP no symptoms after 6 months ttc!

So I vowed to myself that if I got pregnant I would share it with all of you since I've been a creeper on here since like my 3 months ttc. My period was due the 24 it is never a day late ever, if anything it is a day early sometimes. Well no period and then the 25th I'm 2 days late I decided to take a pregnancy test because I didn't really have any symptoms so I was nervous to test before missed period except I had back pains but nothing out of the norm like 2 days before expected period, but I wasn't feeling like myself and it didnt seem like my period was going to come anytime soon so I took the pregnancy test first thing in the morning and BFP! I was so excited I was shaking,
what me and DH did differently this month,
we used preseed and I took baby aspirin to thicken my uterine lining we did this starting lastmonth and nothing but our second month sure did the trick I believe or really it didn't hurt our chances Baby dust to you all !

Pregnant Following a Chemical Pregnancy Last Month

Hello,

I am in shock and disbelief still. July 24 was actually my bleed after getting a very, very, very faint positive bfp a couple days earlier. This faint test appeared at 13 dpo and was negative the next day. My doctor confirmed that my hcg was back to zero and this bleeding ended. So my husband and I decided to try again after careful thought. We did not BD often in August as our work schedules conflicted. We BD on CD 10, CD12, CD14, and CD15. My opk was positive on CD15 and Fertility Friend confirmed my ovulation for CD17.

Symptoms:

2DPO: anxiety, fatigue, emotional, increased sex drive
3DPO: creamy cm, hot, fatigue, sore boobs
4DPO: scant cm, boobs achy in the center, faint burning on sides of boobs, increased sex drive
5DPO: sore boobs, fatigue, increased sex drive
6DPO: increased sex drive, creamy cm
7DPO: no cm at all (very dry), cp high, increased sex drive
8DPO: no cm, CP way high (I can't reach it), fatigue, dizzy, increased sex drive, faint positive Wondfo test today
9DPO: no cm, all symptoms GONE, Clear Blue Digital Weeks Estimator "Pregnant 1-2", sharp twinges in pelvic area lower left, sex drive WAY UP!!! Sharp cramp at night and heavy uterus feeling, Beta HCG at 35
10DPO: little creamy cm, heavy uterus like AF is on heavy but it is not on, faint nausea, burning cramps on lower left pelvic area, increased sex drive, no appetite, Wondfo test way darker and Pregnent result on digital CB.
11DPO: faint brown spotting at night when I wipe, CBWE jumped to "Pregnant 2-3", incredibly horny, fatigue, no appetite
12DPO: no cm, heavy uterus, light brown spotting not on underwear, increased sex drive, no appetite
13DPO: HCG beta at 240, light brown spotting, heavy uterus feeling gone, cramps on lower right pelvic region strong, lost 4 pounds since 8DPO:(, increased sex drive
14DPO: backache and anxiety, but appetite is back somewhat
15DPO: no symptoms but winded easily

So I have continued to POAS because of my chemical last month. Last month, I only had one faint BFP. This cycle, I have had BFP's everyday 8DPO. I have never been more horny in my life and I never had such a dry luteal phase before. I am usually creamy cm from ovulation through to AF.

Pregnant!

Hi Ladies,

Yesterday I got my BFP. Things seemed to align this month. I ov'd right before I had a big holiday, I have been surrounded by babies and preg friends and finally decided to be happy for them and not envious... I had a miscarriage in January. After the m/c I went into panic mode decided to buy every vitamin and fertility aid in the book. Prior to the MC I had regular cycles. I couldn't understand why they were so irregular after the miscarriage. I was ovulating 2x in a month, my cycles were up to 40 days! It was so frustrating. I spoke to a friend who works in the medical field and she mentioned that vitamins can shock your system and cause irregularities! One month after I stopped taking prenatals and a B50complex my cycle was completely normal. OV'd on day 15 and got my BFP.

1-6 DPO- Nothing
7 DPO - Slight breakout
8 DPO - Breast tenderness (1 breast only?) Exhaustion
9 DPO - Weepy, breast tenderness increasing, creamy CM, hot flashes, cramps, no energy at the gym
10 DPO -At the cottage, had a party weekend, breasts seemed huge, mid-back pain, exhaustion, creamy mixed with ewcm cm
11 DPO - 12 DPO - Hot flashes, back pain, breast tenderness/fullness, cramps, frequent urination, blood when I brushed my teeth
13 DPO - AF like cramps, hot flashes, exhaustion, slight brownish spotting only when checking cevx (thought it was for sure AF), got a pregnancy test, thinking once it was negative I'd buy a big bottle of wine and husband and I would plan for next month. I brought the test into work, snuck it into the bathroom and holy it was positive, like really positive. In total shock!

My biggest lesson after having a miscarriage is... don't think you can get preg right away. My new doctor says he advises patients to allow at least three months for their hormones to regulate. My initial doctor told me I could get preg right away and it caused me lot of stress. Also, maybe hold off on the vitamins, especially if you never used them before. I think If I was still ODing on vits that I wouldn't be where I am now. I hope it all works out. It is very exciting. Good luck ladies and just know it will happen :)

BFP @ 11 DPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DH and I have been TTC our first baby for 3 months now. I'm 25 and he is 24. Was convinced I had every symptom in the book during the first month we were TTC, but took a little more realistic approach with this month's symptoms. :)

BD'd two days before O, on O day and two days after O day [confirmed by OPKs and temp].

1 DPO - No notable symptoms.

2 DPO - Felt bursting with pee at 4 in the morning even though I didn’t drink any liquids before or near bedtime the night before. Other than that - no symptoms at all whatsoever.

3 DPO - Mild constipation..could be unrelated? No other notable symptoms.

4 DPO - Mild breast tenderness [normal between O and AF]. Very small amount of clear wet CM.

5 DPO - Bloated. Small amount of wet CM.

6 DPO - Bloated. Breasts hurting SLIGHTLY on sides [again, this is normal]. Bit of a runny nose and headache in the morning...nothing too noteworthy though. Very tired in the afternoon [sometimes normal]. Experiencing some back pain.

7 DPO -Big spike in temperature. Tossed and turned all night/having hot flashes. Woke up with a pounding headache [could be because I didn’t sleep well?]. Tinge of a sore throat. Feeling very fluish w/ very high temp. Weird heart palpitations in the morning which scared me, as I never feel this. Did some research and apparently this can happen in pregnancy?? Experiencing lower back pain and neck pain [odd]. Achy feeling all over. Continuous headache and drowsiness. Overall feeling out of it...just not fully myself.

8 DPO - Temp takes a large drop in the morning. Lowest post O temp yet [but still above coverline!]. Feeling deflated/irritable/depressed. Feel like I'm out for the month. No notable symptoms at all whatsoever. Not even a tingle! Went to gym and biked for an hour.

9 DPO - Big rise in temperature. Slightly nauseous/headache in the morning/runny nose - feeling very fluish again w/ the rise in temp. Tired [napped a couple hours late afternoon]. Sensitive teeth. Full breasts. 4 sharp shooting pains in left boob.

10 DPO - Another rise in temp. Woke up very constipated..second time this week. [very unusual for me - I have bowel movements like clockwork]. Feeling a little queasy but can’t justify as full on symptom. Full breasts. Took a dollar store pregnancy test first thing in the morning and within 10 minutes, I could make out VERY FAINT line. It was BARELY there [had to turn it in the light a certain way to be able to make it out]

11 DPO - Tossed and turned all night. Hot flashes. Vivid dreams [dreamed I was pregnant]. Woke up around 4:00am and temp was very high. Took a first response pregnancy test at 5am and it came back as immediately POSITIVE. Later in the day felt heightened sense of smell and nauseous.

12 DPO - Took digital pregnancy test and it comes back pregnant. Feeling on and off waves of subtle nausea/runny nose/headache and I'm thirsty.

Most prominent out of place symptoms for me were bloating, constipation and on/off flu like symptoms with higher temperatures than normal. All symptoms were SUPER MILD up until I started feeling fluish on DPO 7.

Everyone always talks about sore boobs, cramps/pulls/tugs, creamy/lotiony CM and extreme exhaustion, but I haven't really felt any of these things thus far...so if you don't feel any of these "standard" symptoms, then that's okay.

Things done differently this month:

Used preseed for the first time [used every time we BD'd].
Used OPK for the first time.
Exchanged skim milk for whole milk [drank a glass of whole milk a day].
DH and I joined a gym a couple months ago and we've both been working out regularly since then.
Made DH start taking a multi vitamin about a month ago and I think it helped!!
Drank a lot of grapefruit juice

I wish I could say that I took a relaxed approach and didn't obsess and stress out over every little thing regarding TTC/BDing on time/temperature, etc...but that's not the case. I obsessed the entire time and I'm so happy that despite my craziness, we were still able to conceive. So if you're one of the crazies like me, just know that it can still happen despite the obsessiveness...not saying it's a good thing or the best option lol..but it is still possible to conceive in that state of mind.

We are THRILLED right now but also scared because it still so early [I'm almost 4 weeks]. Praying for a healthy 9 months.

BFP 10dpo with Preseed!

So today at 10dpo I got my BFP!!! So excited to be having another baby! First time round it took us 10 months to conceive. As soon as I used preseed we fell straight away so this time round I knew I would be using it again. We fell on the first cycle!! Needless to say, in my opinion, preseed works wonders!

I have had more symptoms on other cycles where I hadn't conceived. I thought for sure I was out this month because I was DRY DRY DRY after O and this is quite normal. We BD the day before +opk, day of and two days following. Here is what I recorded:

1dpo: nothing- some lightening pains in breasts.
2dpo: CP high and firm
3dpo: nausea and feeling of being hungover, could be from pizza night before though as rarely have takeout. Cold sore coming on.
4dpo: bubbly gas pains in tummy
5dpo: very emotional and moody. No cramps, no cm, no breast pain. Starving!! Ate like a horse for dinner and full ferning on the Maybe Baby. Weird but have heard this can happen.
6dpo: cp high and soft and feels quite open which is so strange for me..usually hard and closed by now. Backache, congested, +appetite, +sex drive (very unusual for this time of month!). More energy though and not tired at all.
7dpo: bright red spotting (convinced this is implantation) nausea in am, tender breasts, bloating, + appetite, +sex drive, cp still high, very scant amount of creamy cm!
8dpo: low dull backache which goes through to the front, more energy, cervix high and soft, DRY DRY DRY!!
9dpo: cervix high soft open still. No cm. Sure I'm out. Still backaches but cp makes me wonder....
10dpo: slight increase in cm, backaches, pinching cramps, cp high wet soft...decide to test even though had promised myself not to as didn't want disappointment! BFP in the afternoon!!

So elated and happy to share!! Good luck in the TWW and if you haven't already, I highly recommend giving preseed a go!

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 :)

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