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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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BFP with Vitex! One year of TTC

I am so excited and still somewhat in shock to be writing this. I am 4 weeks today, and this will be our third child. But, after one year of trying it's hard to believe that I'm finally pregnant! Hoping for a healthy pregnancy.

I started seeing a fertility specialist a couple months ago who diagnosed us with secondary unexplained infertility. He put me on clomid last month to see how I reacted. Well clomid was terrible for me! I have severe ovulation pains for 6 days, crazy moody, hot flashes, etc and still a BFN.

After last month's cycle I decided to see a naturopath. She's done great things for me in the past. After reviewing my history she put me on a tincture of vitex and false unicorn root. And, a pill called Simplex F. I started taking these on CD 1, ovulated on CD 17 (I think), and got my BFP 9DPO!! Over the moon! :) And, vitex had no side effects for me except for the nasty taste.

In the past year I've had a lot of symptoms which I thought were early pregnancy symptoms...but turned out to be nothing. This month I didn't notice much out of the ordinary except:

Extra tired
Emotional (cried hard 8dpo because I thought I was out)
Sudden hunger

Some other things I did differently this month:
Less stressed (had a couple mini vacations this month)
Cut out coffee
Only very light exercise (no running)

I hope this was helpful to someone out there! I know I came to these boards often for inspiration. Babydust to everyone! Don't lose hope!!

Miracle from God! Preg after 3 years of infertility!!

Let's start off by saying I always read everyone's postings here for years, so many inspirational stories. I want to add ours to it.

I really had given up hope. My husband and I had TTC for just under 3 years, including numerous visits to a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) and so many different pills(clomid femara), progesterone, and even an IUI 1 year & 1/2 ago. Nothing worked....we were in the 'unexplained infertility' category. The most stressful and unknown category to be in. My husbands SA counts were through the roof, our RE's office called him 'superman'! Ha I had normal monthly periods just a short documented luteal phase which I discovered on my own 2.5yrs ago when I began temping. It averaged 7-9 days long ( not long enough for baby to implant even if we conceived each month). This made me feel like a failure to produce a child, a failure as a woman. The emotional stress of infertility is like no other. All of our friends around us were pregnant (those married after us), numerous painful baby showers to attend, some I just couldn't even handle going to. I was unsure that my 'dream' of being a mother would ever happen.

Fast forward to 3 months ago. I began the Paleo lifestyle/diet and cut ALL gluten out. I ate very healthfully before this but ate bread, and some packaged goods. I also had progesterone (crinone) left from my Dr's that I just happened to use this month to give it a shot to lengthen my shorter LP. No cheat days, none what so ever. My husbands 33rd Birthday is in 1 wk. I misewell give it one last shot I figured; not having much hope that it would work.

I became pregnant 10 wks later after starting Paleo!!!!! Praise God! I truly believe I'm gluten intolerant (?celiac) but was never tested by any Dr previously. I refuse to go back to any gluten (at least through the rest of my pregnancy). It can cause miscarriage if you truly have a gluten intolerance and you start eating bit again, it can only be shown in blood tests if you've been eating it for some time.

There were hardly any TWW symptoms. Less than any month prior that I swore I may had been pregnant. I tested and was ready to go throw the test out not believing it was possible and I saw two lines 13dpo! Tested with a digital CBE and pregnant popped up right away. Went right to my RE's office for blood work & confirmed bhcg 249!

I had some symptoms from the crinone 8% that I'm on. Tired falling asleep at 8:30 after working 10 hr days, but that was since 'implantation' around 8dpo based on my bhcg. Increased thirst (but I always drink tons of water), very mild uterine cramps off and on the last week. Some implantation bleeding aprox 11/12dpo dk brown and minimal. Very moody and crying at the drop of a hat now. I should be 4wks 3days by Lmp. No acne, I always break out a little before my period usually.

We are cautiously over the moon. I will feel better in 2 weeks when I can see lil bean and a heartbeat. Please pray this goes well and continues to a healthy baby. It's nerve wracking after waiting sooo long for a BFP that everything will turn out okay! If your in my situation please try gluten free Paleo/Primal! We were ready to have to go through IVF (which I dreaded) by the end of the year. God is good and does answer prayers, everything happens when it is supposed to. We may have to wait but it's well worth it when u can his this baby in my arms! I pray you all receive your BFPs soon as well!

Got our first BFP ever!!!!! Baby #1 due April 2015

Wow was this site the best thing ever invented for all us obsessive, single track minded women on the journey to babyville. A little info on us:
Me 30, DH 29 (no babies between the two of us this is our first). Married in Feb of this year and started NTNP in Nov, but after a few months of it "not happening" we (as in me) got serious. First month of actively trying we BD every day before and during my fertile window and still BFN. I didn't temp or use OPKS. So the month we did SMEP and I took Robitussin from Af to O and honestly I really think this helped me since I was on the pill for over 12 years and this apparently does the opposite of what the BC pill does by thinning out the lining. Anyway, I also used Preseed for the first time along with Softcups. I also took Vitex for the entire cycle up until my BFP. Not sure which "did the trick" but maybe it was a combo? I dunno.
Here's my DPO symptoms:
We BD CD10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 22. I O'd on CD 16 and could feel the pain in left side
2DPO- Had a HUGE breakdown and just really didn't like ME. I felt incredibly ugly and insecure which is not usually how I feel.
3DPO-Creamy CM, fatigue
4DPO-Slight cramping, creamy CM
5DPO-More cramping and some burring pinching in the evening
7DPO-Creamy CM, sad, lots of gas and bloating, loose bowl movements, woke up starving which is VERY odd for me, twitchy hands
8DPO-Back aches, more gas, woke up starving again even tho I ate a very big meal before bed the night before, dream about baby gifts,
9DPO- gas, cramping, hungry, tired, sore throat, took hpt and fell asleep only to wake up an hour later to a faint line... not sure if it was BFP at the time.
10DPO-EWCM, gas, bloating, fluttering in uterus in the afternoon?, backache (was at work but couldn't take a FMU hpt so figured I'd wait a day :()
11DPO- BFP with FMU!!!!!!, gas, constipated (didn't take one BM at all!! very very odd for me), bloated, cramps (Got beta done - it was 7 hcg)
12DPO-Another BFP with FMU and getting slightly darker, heavy BB, starving again in the morning (this still continues), Constipated or loose bm ( no in-betweens)
13DPO-First day of missed period, another darker BFP with FMU, acne, sore bb, bloating, tired, hungry
14DPO-Same as above
15DPO-Bm are better, got my follow up betas today 138HCG!!!!!! :)
DH and I are beyond happy!!!!!

Shocked!! BFP au Naturale with 1% Morphology

I promised myself I would post my story if and when I ever got my BFP! These stories really got me through some devastating months. My husband and I started our TTC journey in January. We knew he had varicocele but he wanted to try for a few months before getting it checked out. From the very beginning I was charting taking my BBT, using OPKs, preseed, and lying flat after DTD with my legs in the air for 30 minutes. My periods fluctuate within four days every month. I was getting positives on the ovulations kits and having periods monthly. My doctor said there was no reason to test me yet but that my husband needed to go get his varicocele checked out. So he made an appointment for the end of March. He went in for a SA and we got devastating news. His count was 37 million (low end of normal), motility was fine, but his morphology came back at 1%. The doctor said not to give up yet that we could conceive on our own - it may just take a while. In the mean time he also had normal checkup with his PCP and had a blood test. He found out that he had a SEVERE vitamin D deficiency. He was prescribed 50,000 I/U's of vitamin D twice a week for three months and then once a week for another three months. On month four he started the vitamin D prescription and switched from briefs to boxers. Two more months went by and nothing. We were timing everything perfectly so I just didn't understand. After reading all kinds of boards, I was convinced he was going to have to have surgery and/or go straight to IVF due to the morphology issue. My doctor told me to give it a few more months before we did anything drastic because his sperm could change. We were about to make an appointment for a second SA in August but we didn't have to - I got my BFP in JULY!!! The only thing we did differently was we had sex MORE! We DTD four days before ovulation, two days before, one day before, the day of, the next day and day after that. It was almost exactly 90 days after my husband started taking the vitamin D and switched to boxers. I've heard it takes 90 days for sperm to change so I can't help but think it had something to do with that. I'm about 4 weeks today so I'm still being cautiously optimistic. I have prayed every day for this baby!! Here are my symptoms by DPO:

1 DPO - Nausea and cramps
2 DPO - 5 DPO - nothing much
6 DPO - nausea, cramps, and I couldn't drink one glass of wine without feeling sick (weird)
7 DPO - nausea, cramps, extreme fatigue!
8 DPO - nausea, cramps, I tried to drink my morning coffee and almost puked! I live for my coffee!!
9 DPO - still lots of nausea. I decide to take two WONDFO tests that night. I waited 10 minutes and BFN. I left my test and three hours later was about to throw it away and noticed the faintest of faint pink line on BOTH. I'm freaking out because I dont know if it's even valid since it was so many hours after but I have never seen a line before.
10 DPO - nausea, cramps, take a FRER and wondfo - both have a very very very faint pink line - almost so faint that i'm doubting it. I went to by a clear blue digital (even though I know normally they are not very sensitive) and more FRER. I take a FRER, WONDFO, and Clearblue digitial and it shows up PREGNANT within three minutes. The other two had visible faint pink lines. I'm in SHOCK!
11 DPO - I took four more tests and the lines were a little dark
12 DPO - lines a little darker!!

I still can't believe it. I'm praying for a sticky bean!! Don't lose hope!! :)


Hello everyone!!!

I am happy to say that after 2 cycles of TTC we are soo blessed to have gotten our BFP so fast! During my TWW I was driving myself insane trying not to over think everything but remain hopeful that I would see those 2 beautiful lines soon. A little bit about DH and I. I am 24 and he is 28. Have been married for almost 9 months but have been together just over 5 and a half years. In October of 2011 we had an unplanned pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage at 5 1/2 weeks along. TTC was a often a topic between us even before we got married. In April 2014 we researched midwifes and decided that we wanted to have a preconception appointment. We found one that we liked and made an appointment, she recommended I start taking prenatals right away if we planned on TTC within the next couple months, so I did. May-June was officially our first cycle and I did nothing to track ovulation other than try to observe my body more (cm and ovulation pains). We did not end up conceiving. June-July we decided to add a couple things to the mix, I began to do my research on how to pin point ovulation...I purchased the Clearblue Digital Advanced Ovulation kit, pre-seed and began taking BBT. Below are my symptoms.

CD18- Received my solid smiley face (Peak) on my OPK BD
CD19 (Ovulation day)- Mild headache, mild nausea, twinges on my right side (ovulation cramps) BD 2 times this day
1DPO-temp spike to confirm ovulation, a little bit of breast tenderness, bloating, some diarrhea (very random) extremely tired, came home and took a nap (never do that)
2DPO- breast tenderness, diarrhea (what's this about?) tired, creamy cm
3DPO- cramping lower right side at night, very creamy/thick cm diarrhea, dreamt I was pregnant
4DPO-creamy cm, soft bm, dreamt I was pregnant again
5DPO- breast tenderness, crying spells (out of nowhere feeling very emotional), twinges in lower abdomen, fell asleep watching tv at 3PM
6DPO- creamy cm
7DPO- metal taste in my mouth for a brief moment, stuffy nose, ALOT of sneezing, kinda feeling like I'm going to get a cold, creamy/lotiony cm, cramping low but not like before period cramps, the are sporadic, really bad stinging cramping on right side. boobs are a bit more tender at night
8DPO-gassy and bloated in the morning, stinging pain on right side not too bad, creamy cm at night, period like cramps at night had to run to the bathroom (TMI) BFN at 6:30PM
9DPO- extremely tired, couldn't stop yawning at work, boobs are noticeably more tender, DH texted me at work saying he felt really sick (sooooo bizarre) something in me told me to test again at night, stopped at walmart and picked up FRER and got my beautiful 2 lines!!!

I just want to say don't get discouraged during TWW, many times I doubted I was and didn't necessarily "feel" pregnant. I hope my story keeps at least one person hopeful out there! I truly feel that the preseed helped ALOT, I don't normally get EWCM so I'm not sure if that was why I didn't get pregnant the first month because the swimmers couldn't really survive in that environment. Also, I laid flat on my back for a minimum of 45 minutes after every time we did it. Also, the OPK I feel really eased my mind and made it guessing game! BBT was a nice confirmation tool in addition to the OPK.

Please send good vibes my way for a sticky bean as I am a little nervous because of what happened with our very first pregnancy! :) Sending loads and loads of baby dust to all you ladies TTC!

My Story.

Hi girls, members and tww stalkers alike. I want to start off by saying, I know exactly how you feel. I had been trying to get my bfp for years and years, so long that im not even really sure how long we've been trying. I stalked this website for years before I joined and actually started being open about my ttc struggles. for such a long time we kept it to ourselves telling people we are SOOO not ready for a baby. I think that was one of my biggest mistakes. Support from your friends and family are huge stress relievers and I truly believe that it helps. I am 6 weeks pregnant today and I wanted to share my bfp story because I feel that I owe it to all of you ttc-ers out there because I know exactly how you are feeling. Ive thought- infact ive KNOWN that I was pregnant at least 2 dozen times and they all ended up in bfns. ive symptom spotted like a mad woman, ive even told my hubby and mother that I was convinced I was pregnant. Ive gone to the doctor for bogus shit just to have a pregnancy test done. Ive had the realization that I was pregnant and got the most warm and comforting sensation all over my body just to find out that I indeed was not pregnant. This journey has been absolute hell for myself and my husband and I got to the point where I truly believed that the universe just knew that I would be a horrible mother and that is why I couldn't get pregnant.

By the mercy and grace of God! 2nd Round of Clomid, 13DPO BFP!!!

I am 28, DH is 25, we have been TTC for 11 months. Last week my only sister in law announced she was pregnant with her second baby. Two days ago my little sister and her husband came over to announce they were pregnant with a honeymoon baby. I cried for 24 hours, then decided to get over it and just be happy for them.

Hubby and I prayed everyday together last month that God would grant us a child soon, even that month. So when this month began and the two other family pregnancies were announced I felt a little rejected by God and prayed a little less often. I know... great plan right? I did cry out to him several times to remember me and not leave me alone in pain. I read a book called Supernatural Childbirth that taught me to pray the promises of God from scripture and claim his blessings and promises to his people of fruitfulness on my life.

We were at my aunts lake house when I ovulated, and I got 2 positive ovulation tests on cd 16 and 17. I think I ovulated CD 17 or 18. I didn't have my thermometer that week, so I will assume it was CD 17 but I could be off a day. We BD CD 16 and 18.

I used Preseed as an external lube only this month and didn't use the applicator. I was swimming a lot and very relaxed during O week. I never did get EWCM, just watery for a few days before and after O.

1-5DPO Nothing of interest. Around 3 DPO I started using progesterone cream at night in case I was pregnant to sustain pregnancy.

6-13DPO Sore nipples. Same as last month. (Progesterone cream?)

Somewhere around 6-9DPO I started getting in the mood for eating pickles. I ate THREE on 7DPO. Wasn't HUGE craving, just sounded yummy. We've had the big jar in the fridge for a month and I hadn't eaten any. I must've eaten 7 or 8 that week.

11DPO BFN No symptoms except sensitive nipples, drank a glass of wine after dinner because most people have BFP by 11DPO on here. Took Metformin that night after the wine and felt nauseated till I fell asleep. Assumed it was the wine and metformin disagreeing.

12DPO Two of the faintest Wondfo pregnancy tests I've ever seen. Thought I had a bad batch that was giving me evap lines. Wouldn't even show up on a photo. Negative Digital Clear Blue.

Boobs started aching this night and I noticed when I leaned on the washing machine they felt almost like they were bloated and achy. Not bad at all though, nothing like ladies on here describe it.

13DPO This morning, took a digital with first morning urine, fully expecting a BFN again. When Lo and Behold... BFP! PREGNANT sat there proudly on the screen.

I cried and cried. God is so merciful and good to me to not leave me barren while my sister and sister in law are pregnant. My sister and I have dreamed of this our entire lives.

May God be so gracious to each one of you and thank you for your stories, you have kept me hopeful and in good company while I struggled to hope and wait. I would recommend the book Supernatural Childbirth if you are a Christian woman. It really gave me a new perspective of the power we hold before the throne of God because he loves us and hears us when we cry.

14months trying to conceive

I never leave reviews about any products. But let me tell you...I had 14 months trying to conceive until I read reviews about Pre-Seed , I bought the product on the month of May and used 3 applications on the week I thought i was ovulating. And got a BFP 2weeks after my missed period on the first try! Iam now 7weeks pregnant and couldn't be happier. I recommend Pre-Seed to those trying to conceived. And good luck ladies I know how frustrating it is every month expecting to get a BFP.

Do u see a line

I took the test dis mrn, I don't knw wen I ovulated but expecting my period on the 20th

BFP at 11 dpo :)

I tested with fmu yesterday morning on 11 dpo with an frer and it looked BFN although I did notice a very thin white line which I thought was an indent, chalked it up to bfn and set it up on the shelf in the bathroom. About 3 hours later I was getting ready to leave and looked at the test again and there was a very faint pink line, kind of a squinter. So later on in the day I did a three hour hold after drinking no liquids and got a BFP on another frer at 3 pm...this was not even a squinter!
Before i get into my symptoms, I would like to say this was our fourth month ttc #4. I'm 27 and my dh is 31. This was my first month ever temping and using preseed, my second month ever using opks. I also ate pineapple or drank smoothies with pineapple in it from 2 dpo to 7 dpo. I've been consistently taking a lot of vitamins and supplements for years : multi vitamin w/ iron, EFA's/DHA, EPO, coconut oil gel caps, L-arginine, L- lysine, probiotics, krill oil, B- complex, Lutsen & bilberry, L-carnosine, spirulina, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d, Coq10, and for I just had started taking Kroegers Herb women's gold for a healthy reproductive system. Also, I eat a diet very high in fruits and vegetables. I try to eat as clean as possible and eliminate GMOs and processed foods as much as I can. I didn't cut out coffee though as I cannot function with out it ;)
Ok my symptoms:
O cd 17 (according to my ff chart) i feel like it actually may have been cd 16 but who knows.

2 DPO- Fatigue, nausea, severe headache
3 DPO- temp taking an hour and a half early. no symptoms really.
4 DPO- Good mood & high energy, increased sex drive
6DPO- Creamy, slightly stretchy cm (not unusual for a random day past o), fatigue, tender breasts, sensitive nips
7 DPO- sensitive nips, dull achey uterus
8 DPO- temp dip, dull achey uterus, cramps, fatigue, diaria, break out on cheek.
9 DPO- Good mood, high energy, dull achey uterus area, right ovary aches, nausea, dry skin, cramps, dizziness, slight headache, constipation.
10 DPO- dull achey uterus, alternating left and right ovary aches all day, dry skin, cramps, slight pain running down the back side of my left thigh when sitting down to rest tonight (lasted about an hour)
11 DPO- right ovary aches, Hot flashes, dizziness, NAUSEA! , fatigue, car sickness, BFP! :)
12 DPO- Dull aches in uterus area and right ovary.

There you have it :) I wanted to also note that I didn't notice any big changes in cm and still dont. Also, my symptoms this month were extremely similar to last month's symptoms and I was so sure I was pregnant last cycle but got a bfn. So this month when my symptoms were so similar and matching dpo's I thought I was out. So anything is possible. My main thing that made me go hmm? Was the aches in my ovaries and the nausea. Hope this helps someone else and I pray you all get your bfp soon! :)