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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!

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5 weeks &1 day

Me ..i use ovia to track my cycle which is always regular. Last cycle was 4/12/15.. I missed my period last week & got my BFP 5/17/15 (clear blue digital ) 5weeks&1day . I go to hear the heartbeat June 1st . very nervous though .. Super excited to though BC we've been ttc since I stopped depo provera June 2014. Used Geritol , folic acid , and preseed (which i believed was the magic this past month) used it once last month & im preggers .. I've been stalking all of the TTC blogs / tips . all of em are years old but helped alot . i Had an abortion in 2012 & infertility is a risk. We didn't really BD that much last month either , I stopped temping just gave it. .. So Honestly I can say when people say relax and it will happen it will . I stressed since last year even had a chemical pregnancy that didn't stick . I promised my self I would share my story .. There is hope . I got a bfn all the way until 5/18/15,,, HCG levels weren't strong enough until then BTW I'm 20 & weigh 125lbs

Due Date 1-17-2016 ... *babydust*

After BCP, 29

Hi ladies!
I was on BCP since age 17, im 29 now. After Christmas 2014 I stopped taking them. It took 5 cycles, one 50 days long (Ugh!) And finally got my BFP! 1st one ever! I was starting to think that bcp's were the worst thing I could have ever done since the other ladies in my family got pg so fast! Luckily it worked out. I'm unofficially due 1/26/15 and glad it's not December (my bday, Christmas and 2 others in family's bday month, plus the monthy we got engaged).
I use Fertility Friend for charting/temping and forums, as well as for confirmation on bfps. I always come back to this site for info and to make me feel sane when I need it. Thank you!

Here goes:
1-3 dpo - nada
4 dpo- temp dip
5 dpo- temp back up, headache
6 dpo- headache, sleep deprived
7 dpo- skin break out
8 dpo- constipation
9 dpo- constipation, back ache
10 dpo - faint line, constipation, stabbing cramps in afternoon, back ache, frequent urination (even more than normal)
11 dpo- 2 definite BFPs: FRER and Wondfo dip strips. Cramps in a.m. and SO EXCITED!!!! (And no more constipation, thank God).

I just bought another tube of preseed (figures) and decided to try and lose a few lbs since I didn't feel like I was going to get pg any time soon. I guess when you aren't stressing over it, it really doesn't happen!!
Of course DH had to work today and I'm having brunch with my mom. I have to really use my poker face today with her because I really want my hubby to be the first I tell.
Ahhh! So excited! GL and FX for you all!!

Just got my BFP !!! here were my symptoms

dpo 1 - pinches in right ovary but i also have IBS so not sure which one. BB hurt immediately after ovulation
DPO 2-5 - nothing out of the ordinary. Still very sore BB
DPO 5 - a little lightheadedness. would only last for a second or two but was kinda like vertigo
DPO 6- fatigue starting to wave over me.. was flying that day and was hard to pack and get going
DPO 7- starting to feel a little nausea but nothing crazy but the biggest thing was loss of appetite for me. normally before AF i have a huge appetite.
DPO 8- BB getting more sore and almost impossible to walk without them hurting & lightheadedness
DPO 9 - faint BFP!! thought i was crazy. this was also my 30th bday so it was the best bday gift ever!!
DPO 10 - darker line on clinical guard pregnancy test.. pinching in ovary, VERY sore BB, some fatigue
DPO 11 - pregnant 1-2 on clear blue!!!! a lot of cramping in ovary area and a little fatigue. BB a little less sore.

I pray that it sticks!!! this is our first pregnancy so not really sure what to expect. main symptoms for me were sore BB, lightheadedness and fatigue... also very dry CM for most of those days!

good luck everyone!!

BFP first cycle after 2nd Trimester MC

I'm so excited to be submitting this! I wanted to write these details down for any other ladies who (like I was) are searching all over the Internet for stories of hope after a loss.

On March 4,2015 I was 16 weeks pregnant with my baby girl, Grace. I went to a routine appointment only to find out she suddenly had no heartbeat. She passed just a few days prior. I delivered her two days later. I bled on and off that entire month. April 4, just 30 days after I lost Grace, I got AF.

I was temping and using OPKs three times daily. I had counted myself out this cycle before it began because DH was going out of town for two weeks which fell during my normal fertile week. Well by the Grace of God, I didn't ovulate while he was gone! I Od on CD20 which was the exact day he got home! We only BD day of and day after O! Here's my outline by DPO:
CD20-- BD, OPK neg, ovulation day!
1DPO-- BD, temp rise!
2DPO-- cramps
3DPO-- cramps
4DPO-- cramps, nausea, CM dry
5DPO-- very nauseous! CM dry
6DPO-- cramps, very nauseous, boobs hurt, coming down with cold, sore throat, CM dry
7DPO-- nausea continues, boobs still sore mostly under arms, very tired, feel hot all day
8DPO-- same as previous day. Wondfo looks like it has a very very faint shadow. Think maybe it's an indent...
9DPO-- same as previous day but also getting spells of shortness of breath (had that in a previous pregnancy!). FRER is BFN... Wondfo might have a shadow. Not darker or lighter than day before. Think it's just how the test looks and its a BFN.
10DPO-- same symptoms cont. Huge temp dip and think AF will show. FRER is BFN... Wondfo doesn't show anything. Maybe the same looking shadow. Know I'm out.
11DPO-- same symptoms cont. Big temp rise!! Shadow again on morning Wondfo but afternoon one had a faint line! Definitely darker! Saving FRER for morning!
12DPO-- BFP on FRER and Wondfo!!!

I was not expecting a BFP this cycle but I'm so thankful to be expecting so soon after losing Grace. It's been a little over 9 weeks. I feel for any mommas out there trying after a loss. It's so emotional. I pray each of you gets your rainbow soon. I probably won't breathe easy until this peanut is in my arms!


Well, I'm pretty nervous. My husband and I have been TTC since September. On our 3rd cycle we had an early mc, and then started TTC right away. I have around 35 day cycles. Which suck, because a while extra week until I O on 21, it was depressing sometimes. This month (cycle 7) I got a double ear infection and was put on antibiotics and Prednisone before ovulation. Well, I ended up not Oing until CD27! It was exhausting for my husband and I, it really became difficult, but it worked. This was my first month on Vitamin D3 (levels were very low) and we used Preseed, though since my fertile time was pushed back (and we were sure if our HD difficulties were due to Preseed being so slippery, though we only used a small amount) the only time we used it in my fertile window was I think O+1. We did BD every other day until O was confirmed with OPKs and BBT spike. I did have old brown blood when I wiped on the morning of 6 DPO, which I was sure was early AF (I even told my husband the night before that I felt her coming) it continued to be less as the next 3 days went on (a couple of times was very light pink) and then went away 9DPO. I tested with FMU at 9 DPO with a FRER and was negative (though I thought I might have seen a squinted but the lighting was bad, anyway, threw it out as BFN) took a CBD later that night BFN (I had bfps on both at 9 DPO with my mc) and then decided this morning at 11 DPO, that I should test before having margaritas tonight for Cinco de Mayo. Good idea. FRER BFP within a minute. Then 20 mins later a BFP on a CBD with like 5 drops of pee I could manage.

The IB threw me off, I didn't have it the first time, and I always spot before AF. Very nervous and hopeful this one will stick. Good luck to all of you trying!!

BFP with Clomid, Trigger Shot, Timed Intercourse and Prometrium!

Hello All!

Like many of you, I have dreamed of the day to post and share my bfp story! Let me say, I did not think it would be this month. This is exactly our 24th month of trying!!

A quick background, DH and I have been very actively trying for 2 years. After stopping birth control my cycles were 30-40 days and I rarely got a positive opk. We tried everything from temping, charting, opks, vitex, royal jelly, pineapple cores, mica root, etc., for months on end. Nothing seemed to be working so at the 1 year mark I started going to a doctor requesting blood tests etc. After a couple months of sperm counts here, blood work there, it was concluded that DH had great sperm but I wasn't ovulating. I went on to two cycles of 50mg clomid, with a chemical pregnancy the first try. Month two was a bust and we were refered on to a fertility specialist. We saw him once, another round of blood work days 3 & 21 on a natural cycle and all of a sudden I was having 28 day cycles and positive opk's for 3 months and I thought, hey I'm fine the clomid cycles must have kick started my body! Wrong! After the 3rd month of natural cycles and no bfp my bf reminded me to go in and get my results. And that brings us up to this month!

At the begining of this month I still had two rounds of 50mg clomid so I decided to take one months worth and went in for my scheduled appointment as planned. The doctor told me my blood work showed although I was surging I still was not ovulating and that my progesterone levels were so low that even if I did ovulate I could not implant and carry a baby. I was gutted. He said next month we would try clomid, trigger and progesterone supplements. I then told him I was on a clomid month, we counted and I was on day 9. He rushed to the front desk and had me scheduled two days later for a follicle scan. 3 almost juicy follicles were waiting and two days later I triggered at home (10,000 units of Pregnyl). DH and I were on timed intercourse and used preeseed each time. We bd'd two days before trigger, the night of trigger and the next night. We waited a day and then bd'd again for good luck! The next night I started Prometrium vaginal suppositories. Each day I also ate 5 Brazilian nuts and drank a glass of real pineapple juice. Doctor said to test 14 days past trigger.

I am a chronic symptom spotter and because of the clomid, the trigger shot and Prometrium, I told myself that I couldn't depend on any of my symptoms as they were a result from the medication. I did track them and will post them by days past trigger as ovulation can happen anywhere from 24-48 following the injection and I didn't get a positive opk :)

1-3dpt - Nothing, thinking did it work?
4 dpt - Slight cramps on right side and exhaustion, must be from the Prometrium
5dpt - Sharp pains in am and pm. Clenching on left side and piercing sharp sharp sharp pains on right
6dpt - Exhaustion, cramping, feeling yucky
7dpt - Still tired, moody, cramps woke me up at 1am
8dpt - Nothing new, tired, cramps, moody
9dpt - Tired, feeling ucky, decided to test to see if trigger was still there on FR, faint positive.
10dpt - Feeling really yucky, headache, boobs and nipples sore
11dpt - Moody, sore boobs and nipples, cramps on right side
12pt - Woke up with killer AF cramps, ran to the bathroom all day feeling like it was dripping out. Tested in pm, faint positive. Thought trigger was still there
13dpt - Still feeling like AF is coming, cramps and sore boobs. Test with FMU, stronger positive. Must be able cause it's more concentrated. Tested again in pm, just as dark. Trying not to get hopes up!
14dpt - Doctor said to test today for true result. Strong BFP on FR, FR digital says "YES"! I'm extatic, DH won't believe it until blood test confirms. Beta comes back at 53! Should be just 12/13dpo.

We are so delighted! Second beta booked for tomorrow and calling the specialist to update since we found out on a Saturday! The plan is for me to stay on Prometrium for the first 12 weeks. Praying that the pregnancy progresses and we are holding our baby in January!

Rainbow baby#2 is on the way!

Im so excited that I get to post my BFP story to this site! Ive been reading so many stories on here for the last 4 months waiting for it to me my turn!! So things we did differently this month..we used PRESEED and I also started taking Geritol complete vitamins when AF arrived, along with what I was already using which was opks and I was keeping track of BBT. This month was actually really weird because usually I ovulate around cd 13 or 14 and this month it was cd 15. I also didn't get a positive opk til cd 15 and it stayed positive for 2 and a half days!! Anyways we DTD cd 10, cd 12, cd 15, cd 16. CD 15 and 16 are the days that we used preseed.

1-4 dpo: not much of anything going on. Watery cm

5-6 dpo: I started having stabbing pains around my left ovary. Also I started having extremely vivid dreams! still having them now @11 dpo! Cm was switching between watery and creamy!

7dpo: I am now having the stabbing pains around my right ovary..what the heckk is going on! Breasts also started to get tender. Creamy cm today.

8dpo: BFN with fmu. Feeling out. Emotional today as well. Also started having some pretty serious gas. Cm back to watery.

9 dpo: BFN on a cheapie with fmu. The only thing that was keeping my head up was my BBT chart! My temps the past few days have been so steady unlike the last few months! Knowing that ive never gotten a BFP this early in any in any pregnancy, against my better judgement I grab some frers at the store and use one when I get home...HOLY CRAPP there is the fainest of faint lines! Im floored!! Hubby and I are still skeptical since its so faint we cant be sure its real. Today im pretty emotional, breasts are still tender and my back is a little achy today. Cm is watery.

10 dpo: Faint(not as faint as yesterday) on a cheapie this am! Nauseous after morning coffee.Starting to feel pretty confident that I am pregnant , but supper positive when I take a frer with SMU and there is FOR SURE a line! Cm is watery. Nice temp jump this am as well!

Today(11 dpo) temps are still up! Frer is darker today with SMU! Tender breasts today but other then that im feeling great!

We are soo excited and praying that this baby sticks! EDD is January 1, 2016!! Baby dust to all you ladies still waiting for your BFP!!

BFP at 40 yo 4th cycle TTC post IUD removal!! To God be the Glory!

I'm so happy to post here and I hope my experience helps others. It's still REALLY, really early (11DPO is my guess), but I've gotten positives on two different brands of tests (discussed below) testing yesterday twice and today once. I hope this is a sticky little guy! I've been reading these stories for a few months, each month hoping it was my month. Sorry this is so long, but I hope this helps someone who is going through the same thing as me. I hope it isn't TMI, but I wanted to be as specific as possible for anyone that is going through this too!

My husband had a vasectomy reversal Jan 2010. We conceived May 2010 with our first. She is now 4+ years old. I was 37 when she was born. We decided in Dec 2014 to try for #2...thought we weren't going to have a second one at all, so God completely changed our minds. I am 40 (and a half) and I was so worried that this would take a long time. DO NOT LET WHAT SOCIETY TELLS YOU ABOUT YOUR AGE ENTER YOUR MIND! IF IT'S GOD'S WILL, IT WILL BE! Luke 1:37 says "God can do anything!"

- I had my IUD removed Dec 18 and first period about 10 days later. I immediately started temping and enjoyed it at first...I had no idea that our bodies were so amazing! I also started taking Vitex, Maca, prenatal, folic acid. The first cycle post-IUD removal showed an ovulation on CD 17 and an 11 day luteal phase. I was grateful to know I was ovulating regularly! We flooded that egg, but we didn't catch it. I went to acupuncture weekly.

- Cycle #2 (February 2015) I added B6 and Vitamin E because I felt my lp was short. I O'd on CD17 again but had a 12 day luteal phase. Vitamins were helping!? Temps were very consistent pre-O, and rose after O, had some EWCM, but we still didn't catch the egg. I continued acupuncture. We used Pre-seed on occasion just to help me since we were BD so much.

- Cycle #3 (March 2015) I stopped going to acupuncture, but kept temping. I O'd again on CD17 and had a 13 day luteal phase. YAY! I added a natural progesterone cream application after O was confirmed because during my luteal phase I would always get a massive temp dip around 6dpo, and I was worried my progesterone was low. This month I used pre-seed with the inserts 3 times around O. We didn't catch the egg again, and this month i was SO disappointed. I thought we did everything right, and I thought to myself that I couldn't possibly keep this kind of sex life going for much longer. I was beginning to get frustrated with temping because I read every little bit into the slightest temperature shift, and I decided that next month, after O, I would stop temping until AF came to save my sanity.

- Cycle #4 (CD1 was March 26) I stopped the Maca. I felt that it was making me gain weight and pissing me off. I added Fertile CM because my EWCM used to be plentiful but ever since my IUD was removed I only had it for about 2-3 days with not as much as I used to. This month I added OPK's, per the OBGYN's suggestion. I bought internet cheapies and digitals. My plan was to use the IC's leading up to my LH surge, and once I thought it might be positive to also test using the digital. Well, I got a slightly positive OPK on an IC on April 7 (CD14) but neg on digital, so we BD that morning. I thought "great! I will O on my usual CD17, get a positive OPK on April 8 or 9, and we'll BD until we can't anymore and for sure we'll catch the egg!" Then on April 8, the OPK was not as dark as the day before. WTH!? And the next day, again not as dark. Basically, I missed my surge somehow. We BD on Wed April 8 at night, and that was it. I was so frustrated because I thought I was out this month. I also had majorly wonky temperatures because the day of the slightly positive OPK, I got sick and was put on antibiotics. I temped loosely to confirm that O occurred, and then I stopped. Because of being sick, I cannot pinpoint O day, but I know it was anywhere from CD14 to CD17.

BFP after a bfn

Hi! My hubby and I are 31 yrs old and began TTC baby #2 in January of this year (2015). Just got my bfp on cycle 4 at 15dpo. I loved reading through these during my TWW so thought I would post my experience for anyone who was like me! I did temp and chart, check cp and cm, and use preseed as a lube when needed :)

We BD on O-2 and O day.
Ov day- sharp pains.
1dpo- temp rose confirming ov
2-3dpo- had severe nausea overnight... Thought I had food poisoning. Insomnia!
4-6dpo- cramping that was more like a throbbing pain or a heaviness in my uterus. Insomnia continues. Watery cm when I normally have creamy during tww.
7-9dpo- some breast soreness but not much. Still no sleep for me... Insomnia continues! Watery cm.
10dpo- bfn on dollar store test
12 dpo- when I tried to check my cm, I noticed that the cm had a pink tinge to it. Took dollar store test and bfn. Had nausea over night again this night but not as severe as last time. Insomnia continues.
14 dpo- breasts aren't as sore but the insomnia continues.
15 dpo- temp stayed up!...Which prompted me to test again. BFP on first response test!!! I am absolutely over-joyed!

BFP afer 6 months trying for #2

I hope this is not too long but I know when I read these I like to hear as many details as possible.
My wife and I have a beautiful 2-year-old son. We have been trying for #2 for 6 cycles.
TTC is stressful for most women but add in donor sperm and PCOS and it is quite a process. After having my son my cycles seemed to regulate. I spent 3 months charting my temps and taking opks. Before we started ttc everything looked great so we decided to try unmedicated. Unfortunately as soon as we started ttc my cycles got wonky again. We decided to try Clomid again on the 3rd cycle. This was our 4th Clomid cycle using at home insemination. I saw a fertility specialist and we were planning to move on to iui and trigger shot in May.

What I did different this month
I had an HSG cd 9
My donor got a Sperm analysis and I saw an RE. I think having a plan and knowing that everything was ok helped me relax.
Acupuncture during my fertile week and during the tww.
100mg Clomid days 3-8 Dr added a day for an extra boost
i had been on 2000mg Myo-Insitol for 3 months for my PCOS but this cycle I added Ovaboost which contains another 2000mg of Myo
Selenium twice daily after O
Sesame oil pills (from accupuncturist)
Bacteria Chord (from accupuncturist)
Rasberry leaf tea before O
Bromelain pills (pineapple core) 1-6 dpo
In my last cycle I noticed that I had no ewcm thanks to the Clomid. So I started taking evening primrose. I think this made a huge difference.

CD 16- backache, ov pain ans sore boobs negative opk but peak on CBFM ewcm, evening insemination
CD 17 - backache, ov pain and sore boobs watery cm, morning and evening insemination
1-6 DPO - Temp rise usual Clomid/Post O symptoms - backache, indigestion, cramps, vivid dreams
7 DPO- sore bbs, backache
8 DPO - really mild cramping sore bbs , nasal congestion,
9 DPO - Day 21 bloodwork comes back at 28 (yay) bad lower back pain, constant cramping, sore bbs
10 DPO - small temp dip, cramps in the evening, constipation, gassy, sore bbs, left side pain, vivid dreams, congestion
11 DPO - temp spike I start to suspect this could be the month but I promised i wouldn't test until at least 12DPO. It is Easter so we go to a lovely brunch with some friends I start to feel a little dizzy and nauseous, bloody nose when I blow and my eczema flares up.
12 DPO I wake up at 2am to pee and decide to test. I don't see anything on FRER after a minute or so I toss it down and go back to bed feeling deflated. When I wake up again I look at the test and notice a very faint line. I take another one and the line is definitely there. More cramps, dizziness and sore bbs

This pregnancy is very different than my first.I am exhausted and have been cramping and dizzy on and off. I am 5 weeks 1 day and feeling cautiously optimistic my first beta at 13dpo was pretty low, but it has doubled consistently. I can't wait to see the heartbeat then I will be able to relax and celebrate.