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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!

My BFP Story

This has been a very interesting year TTC. My husband and I been together for 9 years. We been married since July of 2014. Since our wedding, we have been TTC. We have tried in the past on and off but never conceived, so I would say we been TTC officially for 18 months. With that being said, Our TTC journey finally landed in a BFP!

Here are some things we tried over the year TTC
- quit smoking ( cigarettes)
- used OPKS
- took Folic acid
- soft cups
- preseed
-easy@ home opks
- charting with Fertilty Friend
- had an HSG done ( everything turned out positive and tubes were open, I highly encourage women to get an HSG done as the pregnancy rates increases for women after this procedure. My doctor informed me that, women tend to fall pregnant with 3 months after an HSG, I can say that I have my HSG done in April and I got my BFP exactly 3 months later! It's worth a try!!

-This month I ovulated on cd 18 of a 26 day cycle. Once ovulation was confirmed we used only Preseed and soft cups. We used preseed before BD and put preseed in the soft cup before inserting it in. This help to keep the spermies closer to the cervix and allowing lubricant for the spermies to swim.
- I also ate pineapples spears not the core leading up to ovulation. The core was nasty to me! Yuck!

I am over excited to be here sharing my story as I told hubby " I want a A BFP for our anniversary" and sure enough after our anniversary trip from Miami I came home took a test and it was a faint BFP at 10 dpo. 11 dpo confirmed BFP with clear blue digital. The only symptoms I had was sore boobs and frequent urination I still have today. My temps have been high as 98.6 since 9 dpo when it's normally around 97.7.

I want wish everyone who received a BFP A healthy pregnancy and for those still TTC, stay positive and give it your all each and every month, you will indeed land your BFP. As always I'm here for support if needed!

God's timing is perfect.

I don't even know where to start. My Dh & I have been ttc for 2 years now. 2 months ago I was told I have pcos and was given clomid. First months taking it, I got very discouraged when AF showed up. Second month, I was still discouraged thinking that I would start any day, now 6 pregnancy tests later I can finally say I'm pregnant! I prayed everyday that God would bless us with a baby when the time was right. Two days before my positive, I prayed and cried harder than ever and here I am now. I continue to pray that this baby sticks! I had very few symptoms, I normally have more on my other cycles.
What I did experience at about 8 dpo was a yeast infection, which I've never had before. I was told it could be from the clomid or pregnancy. I also had sore breasts from about 8 dpo to now, they are normally sore every cycle at that same time, so I never considered this a symptom for me. Something else unusual was extreme hunger pains in the middle of the night. Those are the only 3 symptoms I had, so don't count yourself out if you don't have many symptoms! The one thing I did different this month was I actually used preseed with the applicator, every other month we just used it externally. I know how frustrating it is to hear, it will happen when it suppose to happen, but that can't be more true. I'm so thankful for the struggle of infertility cause the timing of this pregnancy couldn't be better. I wish everyone the best of luck, don't give up and put God first, the rest will fall into place.

12 dpo, beta 24

So last year (exactly to this date!) I had my first positive pregnancy test and my beta was 20, then second was 41, and then I miscarried. I was bleeding the entire time, very lightly, so I knew there wasn't much hope.

Fast forward to one year later, I found out I was pregnant on 11 dpo and on 12 dpo I had my levels drawn and they called to say it was 24 hcg, 38 progesterone. I asked her if they were good levels and she said yes but I am so nervous. I have to get my second levels drawn tomorrow and I have almost zero pregnancy symptoms. Slightly tender boobs, loose stool, and light headed. No spotting at all and zero cm!

I keep taking wondfo's to see progession but those stupid things never look much different... The tests are not getting lighter but hardly darker. Ugh.. Any positive stories to get me through the next 48 hours??

BFP while Breastfeeding, 3rd PP Cycle at 37 years old!

So I've been breastfeeding my 2nd son for his entire life (13 months). About 3 months ago, AF returned after a dramatic downshift in his nursing. I was pretty much only nursing at naptime and bedtime. The first PP cycle was very short. I ovulated and then AF came 5 days later. Boo. The second PP cycle was 41 days long, with ovulation occuring on CD 30. I'd had a luteal phase defect with my 2nd, so I was afraid that's where I was headed.

On the 3rd PP cycle, we BD on CD 11 and 14, as I got my first positive OPK on CD 14. I didn't have EWCM until CD15, but DH was out of town, so that was a no-go. We used preseed and I've been using Progest to help lengthen luteal phase. I ovulated on CD 15 and got my BFP on 12 DPO with Wondfo (IC)! I didn't test before then, so I don't know whether or not it would have been positive before. During this last cycle, I did reduce breastfeeding to bedtime only. I don't know if that had anything to do with my cycle regulating.

The strange thing about this cycle is that I really had no symptoms to speak of. It was really a lack of symptoms that clued me in. I usually break out on my chin right before AF and I didn't break out this month. I also usually get a ton of CM right before AF and I was pretty dry this time. Cervix has been all over the place. I've had a TON of energy and had an overwhelming feeling to organize things. I also felt incredibly anxious on 5dpo and that feeling continued for a few days. Libido has increased. I usually crave sweets, but I really only want savory things now, mainly meat!

I had a strange headache from 8dpo until 12dpo and had some strange leg pain. Other than that, NOTHING. No breast soreness, no fatigue, no nausea, NOTHING. With my first 2 pregnancies, I was very lucky to have no morning sickness and no problems, so I'm praying that this one will be a sticky and healthy little thing!

BFP with fibroids, spotting, short LP, hypothyroid

Hi all, writing because of how helpful everyone's stories were to me and because I believe so fully that the steps I took to get my BFP were critical and feel it's important to share in case it could be helpful to anyone out there! Hence the length of this post :)

DH and I are both 34. Started trying in August 2014 after having been off BCP for about 2.5 years. The prior December I had noticed spotting before AF which was new for me, but I guess since we weren't trying I wasn't that concerned/focused on it. But when nothing happened in the first two cycles I also realized my cycle was 27-29 days but my LP was only 9-11 days. Was concerned that I had low progesterone causing AF to come too soon, or maybe something on the other side of the cycle causing late/weak ovulation. So I went to see a gynecologist at a very well-respected practice/hospital to check things out. I was diagnosed there with small fibroids, largest was 2cm. Gyn said she wasn't concerned at all about the short LP or the fibroids and to keep trying. I was not satisfied with her response so in January I went to see a functional medicine doctor (more holistic/natural approach) to delve more into the issue (had to wait to switch from HMO to PPO insurance plan bc my PCP wouldn't refer me). She tested my blood for a laundry list of hormone, vitamin, blood lipid, and mineral levels and diagnosed me with estrogen dominance (VERY common if you've been on BCP - which I was for 17 years - but for some reason not always fully accepted/diagnosed in western medical community). Progesterone was normal at 19.5 ng/mL (?) at 7DPO but estradiol was way too high at 249 (pg/mL?) when the luteal phase range should have been 56-214. Whatever those units are supposed to be - very difficult to conceive with that ratio. And thyroid was sluggish, too with TSH at 3.05.

So for a few months she put me on an all-natural hormone balancing protocol to help reduce estradiol and prop up thyroid function. Daily I was taking:
-Estrium (a powdered mix you put into water or make a smoothie with which balances hormones);
-Advaclear (a liver support supplement as it's the liver that metabolizes/helps you excrete excess hormones including estrogen);
-FemOne (multivitamin formulated for women - with the right selenium/iodine to support thyroid function);
-vitamin D (4000 i.u. per day for 2 months and then down to 2000 i.u.);
-cod liver oil or fish oil;
-vitamin C;
-and a probiotic.

The other thing to note is that I've been on the paleo diet for about 4 years now and that the functional med doc told me this was the exact diet she would have put me on if i wasn't already on it. No gluten, no dairy (except I still use butter in cooking), no soy. So this would have been a big change too, had my dietary choices not already lined up with her recommendations.

Sounds like a lot but because I believed so strongly in everything I was doing it was no big deal at all. After two months no BFP but numbers were improving so I was optimistic. However TSH was still too high indicating a still-sluggish thyroid so I ALSO then went on 30mg of Armour Thyroid (the natural version of Synthroid). The reason we didn't start there was that excess estrogen/low thyroid can be chicken/egg situation so we isolated one thing first to see if balancing sex hormones would improve thyroid. Ultimately needed help with both. But anyway, after a few months of improvements to estrogen dominance (spotting went from 5 days pre-AF to 1 day), and literally just a few weeks on Armour, got my BFP. I'm 12 weeks now and just had an ultrasound where I saw the little guy/girl bouncing up a storm in there like a gummy bear!!!!!!

I wanted to write all this out because I so firmly believe that a good functional med doc can get to the bottom of things that a western med doc might not prioritize or even understand - they aren't necessarily trained in the subtleties of hormone interactions. My PCP actually said to me, "I don't know how to interpret these numbers." Thank goodness we do have western medicine - and the reproductive technology to assist when that's what is needed - but this isn't always necessary or even appropriate as an approach. Case in point: during this time I also went to a fertility clinic to get genetic testing and a fertility workup and they straight up told me that all my levels were good (AMH, FSH, etc) so if we hadn't conceived in our 6-7 months of trying (plus the prior 2.5 years of "pulling out") that our chances were less than 4% of conceiving naturally. Literally the day after she told me this we conceived.

PCOS BFP after 3 years TTC!

I had almost given up hope. 3 years TTC, multiple doctors and no luck. Finally went to a Repoductive Endocrinologist and 2 cycles later... BFP!!!!

About us: I have PCOS and am 30 years old. He is 33 with no known issues.
My OB/GYNs had used clomid over and over, with progesterone to start cycle when needed. I was up to 200 MG and was ovulating, but nothing. Then I go see the RO and he gives me femara 5mg for one cycle (to clear any abnormal tissue from uterus) , and then took provera at end of cycle to start period. Then I was given 50 MG clomid for following cycle.... and here we are!

We used preseed and softcups, as well as Evening primrose oil and mucinex... and the new thing for this cycle was Summer's Eve cleaner daily to maintain pH. Also used BBT for the past 3 years religiously, but switched to vaginal temping this cycle for accuracy.

Symptoms:
1-3 dpo: nothing really, a little constipated.
4 -6 dpo: constipation, gassy, headache.
7-10 dpo: light cramping off and on, thought it was from recent constipation... like maybe I bruised something. BFN on 10dpo.
11-12 dpo: temp super high. breasts sore like AF coming. Still cramps and sore, thought maybe I should see a doctor, but I let it go. The evening of 12 DPO decided to test... light but very clear BFP (the one in the pic) So shocked I took 8 more tests over the next two days.

Now I am 5 weeks and 2 days... due March 5th. Beta HCG 236! Cramps feeling continues but not like AF, more like a sore, heavy pulling feeling. Took another test last night for funsies... very dark line! So super excited!

IUI#2 All things are possible with God

Hello All,
Iam so thrilled and excited to announce I'm Pregnant.... (First time ever I'm got positive pregnancy test in 4years). I would like to Thank God for this special blessing in my life after 4years and I have been visiting this site almost 1 year now and it's gives so much hope to read the BFP stories.
I hope my story helps someone who is going through the same thing.
I and my Husband are married and TTC for 4years now and I was diagnosed with severe Pcos and Hypothyriod. I never had a period on my own I always have to take medication to jump start my periods. We are basically from India moved to USA a year and half ago for my hubby's work and back in India tired few things like clomid and femara and injectables nothing worked and Hubby's sperm analysis looked great and for me we got the follicular study done which showed my follicles are not growing to definite size and HSG done both tubes were clear. After moving to United States,I started workout and I lost around 15lbs and then we planned to start over the treatment and visited OBGYN and she did all the blood work which look good, however without wasting much time she referred us to fertility specialist and there doc gave us option of IUI and lucky charm second IUI worked for us and I also believe that losing weight had contributed much to my health issues to come under control.

Here are my symptoms

AF- 24th April

CD 3-7 Clomid - 26th April to 30th April

CD 15 First Ultrasound May 8th (2 follicles Right side 17mm and left side 14mm)

CD 17 HCG Shot - 10th May 9:30pm

CD 19 IUI - 12th May 9:30am (Husband's SC: 18millions)

CD 20-22 -1DPIUI - 3DPIUI - No Symptoms

CD 23-25 -4DPIUI - 6DPIUI - Sharp pains in left and right ovaries

CD 26-30 - 7DPIUI -11DPIUI - Light Cramping

CD 31 - 12DPIUI - spotting(Probably Implantation)

CD 32 - 13DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness,tested with Internet cheapie (not with morning urine) faint positive

CD 33 - 14DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness, tested with digital early morning and it said PREGNANT :)
( it was completely unbelievable and I was into happy tears)

CD 33 - 14DPIUI-Beta#1 - 94

CD 36 - 17DPIUI-Beta#2 - 267

Things I did different this time around
- after IUI I continued to laid on my back for 15 mins
- Hubby gave sample at the clinic (not like last time from home )
- hubby took fertilaid for men for just 10days ( just to boost up the count)
- excerised daily even after IUI (yoga and aerobics) Last time I just was relaxing the whole 2weeks

My first IUI failed but bingo Iam pregnant with second IUI and so grateful to God as I lost all hopes and devastated when my first IUI failed I thought this is never going to happen. But I believed and had faith on God,I just told God May your will be done in my life and left everything to God and boom!!the second IUI worked for us.. I just pray that this little baby bean sticks and to have healthy pregnancy. Please don't lose hope( I know it is very difficult if someone say this) but miracles do happen. I pray for those all who are struggling to get pregnant Baby dust to all. God bless you all

Still in shock....bfp at 13dpo!

Hubby and I have been trying for about 8 months now. Every month I thought "this is it", I was way off and so disappointed! This month we bd'd on all the right days but I thought for sure I was out! Here's my dpo symptom (or lack of) list!

0-12dpo- zero symptoms....literally zero! My boobs hurt a lot but that happens every month after O. On day 12 my temp dropped quite a bit so I thought I was definitely out and then before bed I saw a teeny tiny spot of pinkish brown discharge in my undies....thought my period was coming!

13dpo- woke up and temp had sky rocketed!! Took a dollar store test and it was faint. Went to walgreens few hours later and took a frer....definite line! Took another at 930 pm cuz all the cramping was making me nervous and it was solid!!

We are so so excited! I surprised my hubby with a father's day card and he was in complete shock! Things I did, in case anyone is wondering, used soft cups after bd....used preseed every time....and progesterone cream.

Love Clomid can't get prego without it!

This is my third pregnancy, hopefully I can keep this one. I already have a 2 yrs old from clomid, metformin, prenatal vit and preseed.

My symptoms are very bad mood swings, get mad/frustrated easily, can cry at a drop of the hat, but the dead give away are the intense tender breasts/tingling/itchy nipples in the 3 wk. By day 29 I took the $1 store prego test and got a faint positive. Then seven days later I took another test and it was two solid dark purple line.

I hope that by taking metformin, baby aspirin, progesterone, prenatal vit and folic acid 3x/ day I can keep this little bean bc I have pcos since I was 11. My regular Obgyn just give me birth control to regulate my cycle. I knew it was not normal so I ask my pc to refer me to a RE after a yr of trying without any success. One look at my ovaries covered with cyst he diagnosis me n help me take the rite cocktail of hormones to have my daughter.

Bfp at 9dpo!!

Woohoo!! After 9 long months got my first bfp!!! At 11am got a negative on first response, 7pm super faint on dollar store cheapie, at 930 good line on dollar store cheapie (veriquick), and 11pm super faint on first response! I am 9 dpo and do chart temps. I had Ib on 6dpo

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