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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 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!

8 Years and 2 IUIs Later!! BFP!!!!

I'm a major stalker of this site, and you've all given me such hope for a BFP. I can't believe I'm posting my very own BFP story! I truly have so much to be thankful for in this Thanksgiving season.

I'm 35 and my husband of eight years is 55. We have age working against us for sure and have been TTC ever since we got married. Over time, we've discovered a myriad of reversible health issues on both our parts. I've lost 150 pounds since fall 2013 and, though I'm still overweight, I'm at a range where pregnancy is not a terribly high risk.

I had my first IUI this past September with only one mature follicle and progesterone at 13 on the day 7 check. It yielded a BFN. I had to skip a month due to my travel schedule, and our next IUI was done on November 11. This cycle, I took 200 mg of Clomid on CDs 3-7 and had a 250 mcg Ovidrel trigger shot the day before the IUI, although I was told I would probably ovulate that same day (November 10). I ended up with 3 big follicles, two on the right and one on the left.

Here are my symptoms (or lack thereof):

IUI/1DPT: Got a massage to relax, since I was so stressed about this process.

1DPIUI/2DPT: No symptoms.

2DPIUI/3DPT: No symptoms.

3DPIUI/4DPT: No symptoms.

4DPIUI/5DPT: Severe cramp in the big toe of my right foot. My toe involuntarily started pulling toward my knee and it HURT. No other strange happenings.

5DPIUI/6DPT: No symptoms. Tested out of Trigger.

6DPIUI/7DPT: No symptoms.

7DPIUI/8DPT: Progesterone tested at 25.1. No symptoms.

8DPIUI/9DPT: No symptoms.

9DPIUI/10DPT: Breasts starting to feel mildly tender, gassy, tired, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

10DPIUI/11DPT: Very light line on FRER. Runny nose, shooting pain down there (I told the nurse it felt like electric shocks). Nurse tells me it's probably still the Trigger. Very mild cramping, thumping sensation near uterus, mildly tender breasts, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

11DPIUI/12DPT: Line still there on FRER. Mildly tender breasts, shooting pain near right ovary, felt dizzy after running up 11 flights of stairs (abnormal for me).

12DPIUI/13DPT: Based on previous cycles, I should have started spotting by now or at least getting pink tinged CM, but nothing. Twinges and slight cramps, cheap HPT now showing light line, diarrhea, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

13DPIUI/14DPT: Lower back discomfort, burping, gassy, mild cramping, very aware of uterus. Lines on HPTs getting darker.

14DPIUI/15DPT: Bloodwork! Beta is 200 and progesterone is 46... good and pregnant! Gassy, jaw pain/tension (and I was surprised to learn that this is an early symptom), mild abdominal cramping, tired, already starting to pee like wild.

AF isn't due for another two days, so I'm very pleased with my blood numbers so far.

A few things I did differently this time were having a massage the day of the IUI, taking Robitussin, and eating lots of pineapple. However, I think this BFP is most attributable to my extra thick uterine lining the month and lots of mature follicles.

Praise the Lord for the first BFP of our marriage!

BFP 16 DPO with Preseed

After nine months of trying we finally got our BFP. I started giving up hope and was much more relaxed this month...that has seemed to work even for some of my friends. We also started using Preseed the last few tries; this was the third.
I normally have a 31-33 day cycle. According to Fertility Friend I ovulated on CD 17.
Two week wait symptoms as follows:

5 -10 DPO: Breast started to get tender on day 5 and by 7 DPO were very full and sore with sensitive nipples. It was happened to me a few times over the last few years, breast getting tender very early and lasting for over a week, so I tried not to look into this one so much.

11 DPO: Backache like AF was due soon, breast still sore of course, starting to feel gassy and bloated.

12 DPO: Sore breasts, mild periodic cramps. BFN with Clear Blue digital.

13 DPO - 14 DPO: More of the same. Chose not to do another pregnancy test until it would be most accurate as I really didn't want to see another BFN.

15 DPO: Expected AF this day. It usually gives me a rude awakening in the middle of the night. Cramps were starting to intensify so I figured that's what was going on. I also was more painfully bloated and gassy. Woke up around 3 or 4 a.m. to take some pain killers for intense cramping expecting to be bleeding by the time I woke up (normal).

16 DPO: Woke up to no AF. My temperature had spiked an additional .3 degrees from the range it had been hanging out in the past couple weeks. Took two tests later in the day as I thought there may be a chance. BFP x 2!

I hope this helps someone! So many of these stories have helped me! :)

13 dpo bfp!!!

I'm so excited!!! Here is a bit of my hx. 2 kids 10 & 2. DH and I ttc between the them 2 but nothing worked & nothing was wrong with either of us (both chked by doc when oldest was 5) after years of TTC we decided to stop... 3 years later I bought a opk and Boom preggo 1 month later with girl #2! Now with a 10 & 2 yr old we decided to try again... 3 month ttc... This last month used PRESEED & opk... and this am we got our Bfp @13dpo!!!
Here are my symptoms:
1-3 dpo nothing really, cold symptoms
4-12 dpo lower back pain, fatigue, hungry, emotional, slight cramping ( not like af) lighter... But pinch like off and on for days. Lower back pain was bad! No tender bbs and I don't chk my bbt ( never) or my cm.
13 dpo very clear bfp!
Good luck ladies!!! Baby dust to u all!
When prayers go up... Blessings come down!!! Won't He do IT!!! #amen

BFP 10 dpo, TTC#2

I'm 29, DH 31. I posted on here two years ago when I conceived DS. I feel so very blessed to be pregnant again! It took 6 months to get pregnant with DS; I was convinced that it just took my body a while to get back to normal after being on BC for 6 years straight. I did not go on BC after having DS for this very reason, I did not want anything to hinder our chances when we were ready for #2. Because of this I thought it would happen right away this time around. Well...four months later we got a BFP. I always hear about women that get a BFP first cycle trying or women that need fertility drugs to conceive, it seems I don't hear a lot of the in between. I'm just average I guess.

I temp'd, used OPKs, preseed and drank grapefruit juice. I swear the grapefruit juice helps. I drank it the month before and the month of conceiving DS. Again I drank it last month and this month (when I got my BFP). It seems to change the consistency of my period, makes my lining "healthier". I had less days of spotting before my period last month and when it did come it was more red, less brown.

With DS, I had no symptoms before getting a BFP. This time I had spotting 5dpo-7dpo. I had dizzy spells 7dpo-8dpo which was so very strange, I told my husband this had to mean something. But I got BFN's 7dpo, 8dpo, and 9dpo. At 9dpo I had absolutlely no symptoms and convinced I was out again. I am a poas addict so of course I tested on 10dpo anyway with my supply of dollar store tests. I stared at it for 5 mins, BFN. Went to take a shower. Looked at it again when I got out. The faintest of faint lines showed up! Showed DH and he agreed there was a line! Over the next few days I continued to test with dollar store tests and the lines keep getting darker (even the dark lines took a while to show up). Also confirmed with a digital at 11 dpo.

For those of you that stare at a test well beyond the time frame or go back to check the test later. You are not crazy! Those dollar store tests sure seem to take longer to show positive than they did when I had DS two years ago. Good luck to you all!

BFP after 1 year and some change TTC

I'll start out like many have before me - I have stalked everyone's stories for months, hoping that someone's tales of TTC (the horrors and the joys) and days spent lamenting BFN after BFN would remind me of my own, so that I didn't feel alone in my tragic journey. And the stories definitely helped - I wished alongside everyone for their eventual success, and celebrated those of you who have achieved that sacred BFP.

Also I am sorry for the length of my story...

My husband and I have been together for 7 years, married for 2, and are in our 30s. We barely had the funds to have a wedding, so children were not on our mind until about early Fall of last year, when we both felt comfortable in our careers and general stations in life, and thought that it was time to start trying (much to our parents' excitement). I went off the pill, which I had been taking dutifully for 10+ years, and thought, "this should take no time". HA! After several months I saw a doctor who did an exam and told me she wouldn't be surprised if I got pregnant "any time now". Then a few more months and my husband and I were having serious doubts (you know, that after 30 issue) and decide to make an appointment to see a fertility specialist, regardless of the cost (insurance does not cover S*** where I live, and some of you know how expensive diagnostics and treatments can be). Meanwhile, I have a 23-year-old cousin get married and pregnant the second she goes on her honeymoon. Of course I am overjoyed for her, but feel bad for me, which makes me feel worse that I am upset about such a happy thing.

So, we made an appointment with the specialist, who was out of town and couldn't be seen until November 13th (today). We kept trying just for the hell of it, but didn't expect a thing to happen. Of course I have been an obsessive charter, waking up at 6:20 every morning to take my temperature, and we have been using pre-seed for a few months. I also started taking Vitex about a month and a half ago, as I have a co-worker who swore by it when she was TTC. My cycle is pretty regular, 25 days on average, with an Ovulation day usually around day 10 or 11 and a 14-15 day LP. The first month I took Vitex my cycle shortened to 22 days, so I thought I shouldn't take it anymore, but kept taking it upon my co-worker's insistence (yeah, I know, silly, but a girl gets desperate).

On Sunday, November 9th (expected date of AF), I woke up with a temperature of 98.4, which is WAY high for me (Pre-O is usually around 97, and Post-O is usually around 97.7). I was not sick, it was not late, so I immediately ran to the bathroom and grabbed the last test I owned. Low and behold, BFP!!!!! I woke up my husband and made him look - sure enough, two pink lines!

I can't say that I felt any symptoms out of the ordinary, but I sure didn't feel like my period was about to start. And sometimes that happens - I typically get sore boobs about a week before and a headache for a couple days and that's it until cramping the night before. These were the only signs I can remember that were just a little bit weird...

1DPO and on: Sore boobs - I usually don't feel this until about a week before AF.
7DPO: Uncommonly large amount of creamy CM - I went to the bathroom and it was like someone had pumped a glob of lotion into my panties
13DPO: Tired like I could barely make it through my workday, which isn't too unusual for right before AF. Also by this point my temperature has already started to fall, and it was holding on at around 97.7.
14DPO: Temperature still steady
15DPO: Temperature way up, Positive HPT

Monday morning (the 10th) I called the doctor to cancel the appointment and to see if they wanted me to come in for a blood test. She said they didn't need the blood test, but proceeded to schedule my first 3 appointments in December - the first one being an "ultrasound confirmation", which will be at about 8 weeks. Since then I haven't felt much different - my boobs are still sore and I am bloated mainly. I will get AF like cramps every now and again, but everything I've read says that's normal. I have not felt sick or extraordinarily tired, but I expect next week and after I may experience more symptoms.

I have been over-the-moon excited, but cautiously so, as I know there is always that risk of MC. I wanted to share my story to let you all know that I was there too, and there is hope. And I don't want to give all the credit to Vitex, but maybe it had something to do with it.

Good Luck to you all out there, and I'm hoping for this to stick!

BFP after miscarriage, 5th round of clomid, DPO 15 after a BFN at DPO 14

I'm sort of embarrassed to be writing my story here, but I feel like you all are my anonymous friends and I drew so much comfort from reading your stories that I want to share mine, particularly because I had been feeling so sad and hopeless and because I think this story will provide a lot of hope for others.

Background: I am 34. I went off of birth control in June of 2013. I think I ovulated twice over the next 7 months. My husband and I started trying to conceive in November of 2013, but I didn't ovulate until I took clomid in February of 2014. I ended up getting pregnant my first try on clomid, but sadly that ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks (blighted ovum). I waited to ovulate again after my miscarriage and it didn't happen. I ended up taking clomid 5 more times. This was the 5th round of clomid. I had basically given up hope and was planning not to take it again and to go see a reproductive endocrinologist. And because I had given up hope, I didn't really keep track of my BBT this month and I also didn't do an OPK like I normally do so my dates might be off. I'm fairly certain that I ovulated on 10/28/14 based on pain sensations; I may or may not have used preseed when we conceived.

DPO 1 - DPO 10 - no real signs of anything out of the ordinary
DPO 7 - 9 - I had a cold and was feeling very run down
DPO 10 - diarrhea
DPO 11 - diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea, increased acne and breast tenderness
DPO 12 - breast tenderness and cramping, kept checking for AF but it wasn't there
DPO 13 - more breast tenderness, decreased acne, obsessive checking for AF, bought a 3-pack of First Response pregnancy tests while at work, and took one around 5pm (negative), obsessive reading of twoweekwait for stories of people getting a negative at DPO 13 and then getting a positive and also obsessive reading of twoweekwait for stories of people getting a positive on their 5th round of clomid
DPO 14 - more breast tenderness, took second pregnancy test in the AM (negative), obsessive reading of twoweekwait for stories of people getting a negative at DPO 14 and then getting a positive
DPO 15 - more breast tenderness (though slightly better), light cramping sensations, still no AF - I was despondent thinking not only am I not pregnant but that I also did not ovulate this month on clomid, attempted not to read any stories online, called my gynecologist for a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist, filled out the paperwork for the referral on my way home from work, took the third pregnancy test and right when I had written it off saw a very very faint BFP out of the corner of my eye - I basically can't believe it - I really need to show it to someone to make it real but am home alone right now!

So - here's some hope for people who got a BFN at DPO 14 and also for those who are on their 5th round of clomid and also for those who had a miscarriage!

BFP at Day 15 dpo

Hi all, I have really found these sites so helpful so thought I would share my story. I am mid 40's and have just found out I am pregnant. I got married earlier in the year and we have been TTC for about 5 months.

I have been feeling very disheartened as I have had endometriosis and thought at my age nothing would ever come of things. I was even scheduled for a second laparoscopy in January 2015 to have any residual endometriosis removed, not only to help a possible pregnancy but because I was suffering greatly with my periods.

I know it's early days but I really am hopeful that this BFP will remain a BFP and I shall test again tomorrow to be sure.
This morning the line was faintly positive, but it was definitely there. Again this site helped me realise what to look for and that a line, however faint, means only thing.

All I can say is that I have been eating a lot of broccoli! And lemon juice in the mornings and trying generally to eat well and keep active.

Symptoms that I noticed up until now:
I have noticed heartburn for the first time in my life (very mild, but enough to make me wonder). Gassy, but I wondered if that was due to the broccoli and/or supplements I've been taking (pregnacare). I also had an incredibly bad bout of cramps the week after ovulation, or around that time, to make me wonder if the endometriosis was playing its tricks again. As it happens, that must have been the good old implantation symptoms. Breasts hurt terribly for about 5 days and then suddenly subsided - ie today I have no pain, but they are full and I could have sworn I noticed three veins last night rather than the usual one which is usually always present before AF arrives. I have not had headaches or sickness or hunger, but I suppose it is much too early. Oh and dreams - very vivid and some nights I have hardly slept which has made me feel scratchy the next day. Cramps are there, occasionally severe enough for me to think that AF is definitely on its way, but so far no.

I feel on top of the world, to think a little human is starting its course within me...

I have found this site so useful because the 2WW can be daunting and bewildering, and with endometriosis especially you do wonder what on earth is going on.

I was also suspicious because my BBT chart was triphasic this month and this morning my temp was even higher than it had been, meaning the oven is cooking.

42 BFP 4 x misscarriages

So after 7 years of marriage & trying for a baby since day 1, we are pregnant again! It takes me 1 whole year to get pg each time! I had 2 missed miscarriages (at 8 & 10 wks) before having my beautiful DD (now 4yrs) & 2 more subsequent missed miscarriages (at 9 & 9 wks). Oh plus a failed IVF attempt 2 years ago. We were due to have another round of IVF in Jan but got BFP & am now 6 wks 4 days. Due to my history, I'm having an early u/s in 2 days time. This will tell me whether there is a heartbeat - the point each previous pregnancy has failed. I have been having lots of strong pg symptoms this time (unlike all the others!) so hoping for the best. If you can find it in your hearts to say a little prayer for us, we would be so so grateful! Thank you all!

BFP 13DPO - 1st Baby!

I am still in shock but over the moon. Got my BFP on Saturday, just in time for my 31st Birthday. Best Birthday Present EVER!

This was our 4th cycle TTC. DH is 31 and this will be our first baby :)
Here is our story:

I came off yasmin (after 10 years) in June and we began TTC straight away. 1st 2 cycles were 35 days long. I don't think I ovulated on either because of the unusual length and BBT was all over the place. Very little CM on both cycles. 3rd cycle was 30 days long, a lot more normal for me.

Because my cycles were so long the first two months we completely missed what should have been our fertile window on both ocassions (we used Ovia app) and we only managed to BD 3 out of 6 days on the 3rd cycle again because I was working off a 35 day cycle.

This time around we really upped our game. I adjusted my cycle dates on the app and we decided to start earlier and contiue BDing after the fertile window to allow for a shorter or longer cycle. We used preseed for the first time which I really believe made a HUGE difference. I also remained lying on my back with elevated hips after each time we BDd. I also read online that it can help for the female to orgasm after the male, not before, so the contractions can help the sperm along. We did this too. Not sure if it's in any way related but I had a pap smear on CD 12. We have both been taking conception vitamins and I have been exercising and eating extremely healthily.

We BDd on CD 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 22. Used Preseed internally each time

Think I O'd on CD 14 or 15. Here are my syptoms by DPO:

1DPO: EWCM, Bloating and Indigestion
2DPO: Constipation, bloating and very tired. wanted to fall asleep at my desk in work
4DPO: Creamy CM, Headache, nausea, bloating. Cramps started. They didn't feel like normal period cramps, it was more like a stretching, heavy sensation low down
5DPO: More nausea, and bloating. Creamy CM
6DPO: More nausea and very tired again.
7DPO: Think this is when implantation occurred. Had a strange sensation in breasts like a hot tingling feeling. Had a bath and had to get out as I was way too hot and then felt very nauseated. Extreme tiredness. Woke up sweating that night.
8DPO: Very tired. We were driving back from a trip and I slept for the 2.5 hour journey. I also managed to sleep 11 hours that night
9DPO: Tiredness, headache, cramps (pulling heavy sensation), weird tingly hot breast sensation, backache. Thought I was getting a cold (snuffly nose) and I never get sick, beginning to think I may be pg. 3 BMs in one day (TMI) but unusual for me
10DPO: Starving when I woke up. A real empty feeling in my stomach. Very tired, more strange cramps and flu like symptoms. Increase in BMs again
11DPO: Feeling very cranky and impatient with DH. More nausea, bloating, flu, tiredness and weird cramps
12DPO: Feeling stressed, cranky and impatient. Hungry again and strange cramps. Increased BMs
13DPO: Beginning to convince myself that AF was on her way, cramps were more period like and I woke up with a very bad headache which is usually a sign. Randomly checked my BBT that morning and it was 98.1 which is high for me. Decided to buy HPT and check later that evening when I got home. Used FRER and 1 pink line showed immediately thought it was negative and then, as I watched, a lighter but very definite 2nd line began to appear. Ran out straight way and bought a clearblue digital as I still wasn't convinced and got a "Pregnant 1-2weeks" result within 2 minutes.

Told DH when he got home from work. Best reaction ever!

So happy but still cannot believe it. Although we were only TTC for 4 months it really felt like an eternity and I was beginning to wonder if we would ever get pregnant at all. I would highly recommend preseed as i really feel this made a huge difference to us this month. It also helps when you're not really in the mood!

I'm now officially 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Boobs are getting bigger already. Cramps have continued, sharper sensation (like a stitch) low down and I am peeing more and a lot thirstier. I have completely gone off chocolate which is very strange for me. Very bloated. Definite increase in CM and very tired and hungry but all the symptoms in the world are totally worth it!! Praying to god for a healthy baby. Due 11th July 2015. Baby Dust to all xxx

BFP with spotting at cycle day 23

My fiance and I are in our early 30's. I have one child who is elementary age from a prior relationship. I was on trisprintec birth control pills for 2 years. I stopped taking the pill in June after completing the pack. Each and every month I thought I was pregnant. I had all the signs. Each month around 12dpo I would start spotting, usually sex triggered it. Then, two days later after wiping slimy brown or pink tinted blood, my period would arrive. All my periods were normal when I was on the pill and the years before when I wasnt on the pill. I was confused and frustrated. I thought it would be easy to conceive like my first pregnancy almost a decade ago. I used cheap opk strips for two months (from this site), preseed for two months and started prenatal vitamins back in June when I first started. I had sex very often, sometimes 3-4x per day because I love it!!! And because I wanted to catch the egg. The opk really helped pinpoint ovulation day. This cycle, I added B12 spray and vitamin D.

Last period was 10/7. 10/29 I started spotting but it went away. I tested on 11/2 and it was positive. I tested 15 more times lol.
My cycles were 26-28 days average.

Currently, I feel fat. My belly is tender and puffy. I feel slightly achy. My boobs as a whole feel a tiny heavy and tender. However, I felt these same symptoms in previous months.

I am nervous and scared because its still so early. I really hope and pray that the ladies trying over and over get their bfp. I pray that my pregnancy is a healthy one. Just keep enjoying your partner and keep it spicy!!