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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!

Surprise BFP after certain AF would arrive

WOW. I cannot believe I am posting my own BFP story. It doesn't seem real, I am full of emotions.

I promised myself I would share my dpo story for everyone, as everyone's stories really helped me get through the hard days!

A little back story. My DH and I have been TTC since April 2015. We never had many opportunities to "try" as my cycles are VERY long and irregular. Once going 85+ days! I really, really felt a deep pit in my stomach that I would never see a BFP. Although very early I am thankful for this BFP-one my heart has been desiring for so long!

OV-CD 37! Confirmed with + OPK and pinching pains in ovaries, following rise in BBT.

3-4dpo - Totally exhausted! Also noticing breast tenderness. Easily could be from ovulation, but have never had tenderness directly after ovulation before. Creamy CM.

5dpo- Pressure in abdomen (felt like a big gas bubble!) also onset of cold symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose) attributed to the sudden cold front that came through that weekend. Creamy CM.

6dpo- Light cramps and bloat. Had sharp pain in lower abdomen that went away after a minute. Remember having hot flashes in the bookstore. Breast still tender, gassy, tired, moody!! Creamy CM.

8dpo-Buzzy feeling in head while at work, restless sleep all night! Stuffy nose still dragging on, sore throat gone. Irritableness and fatigue continues. Breast are still tender since 3 dpo, hmm this is strange. Creamy CM. Vivid Dreams.

9dpo- Slight nausea in the morning hour. I felt like I had a heightened sense of smell! My car air freshener was bothering me! Slight pinchy feeling. (Early HPT cheapie, negative....pulled out of the trashcan a little later...is that a line or evap line?) Vivid Dreams.

10dpo- Creamy CM is mostly gone! Skin is starting to break out...just like it does before AF...negative HPT...another vivid dream.

11dpo-Woke up a little achy. TENDER breast! Seemed to be more tender than ever before! Assumed it was AF as I started getting light cramps later evening.

12dpo-More AF like cramps and tender breast, convinced AF should be here any day. Wet feeling in underwear, checking every few minutes for flow! I literally had an emotional breakdown thinking we missed this cycle. I cried for about 2 hours. Husband even makes an appointment to get his sperm tested!

13dpo- *No sign of AF* Creamy CM in the AM..hm that's strange. Painful AF like cramps continue. Decide if I don't start AF by lunch I would test, certain of a BFN...to my biggest surprise BFP!! I'm still in shock and cannot believe it!!

Main things this cycle was using OPKs and temping! Had we not we would of certainly missed our window!

Praying for all your beautiful ladies out there. Never give up hope. We prayed hard and heavily for this day to come, I cannot praise Him enough.

Natural BFP with low morphology

Well I never thought I'd get to write this. My husband and I have been trying for a year. We finally got the results for the SA to hear the sad news that although his count and motility were normal the morphology at 1% was very low and we'd probably need help to conceive.

We really hit rock bottom and this month started DH on wellman and vitamins and started looking into saving for IVF.

My symptoms were very little,as follows.

CD12 BD with preseed
CD13 BD with preseed ,positive opk
CD14 (O day) BD with preseed
1DPO-7DPO nothing
8DPO feels like cystitis might be coming
9DPO now feels like bladder infection,stabby pains in it all all morning but no wee pain. By afternoon it was dreadful cramps in my tummy and back,lasted several hours and was really painful. BFN
10DPO BFN nothing in the morning but tummy and back pains returned in the evening
11DPO all hope is gone. I feel fine so didn't test but had more lower back cramps in the evening.
12DPO nothing. Tested with midday urine just because I had a FR rapid result left in the cupboard and watched in amazement as a BFP appeared! Rushed out to tesco and bought a clear blue which was also BFP!

I feel totally normal,no sore boobs or anything other than back pain! I'm really scared but I'm hoping more than anything this baby will stick around. Don't give up hope if it takes a while.

2nd round of clomid 50mg 5-9 at 9dpo

2nd round of clomid 50mg 5-9, BFP at 9 dpo.

This is my 2nd time being able to post my bfp on this site. The first time around we had been ttc for 4 years, and this was 2 years ago. I ended up pg on first round of clomid, but sadly ended up miscarrying at 11 weeks. That time around I didn't have any symptoms or signs that I was pregnant at all! This time around is VERY different!

I got a positive opk on cd 14 and know I ovulated on cd 15 due to the fun ovulation cramping that clomid induces. We used preseed each time we bd and are able to bd 13,14,15 and 16.

1dpo-5dpo: Nothing.
6dpo: Cramping, just like af! Tender bbs and had that 'let down' feeling in them.
7dpo: Right sided tight pinching feeling, near ovaries. Very tender bbs.
8dpo: Zingy feeling in bbs that radiated to my armpits. Very sharp stab feeling through to my vajayjay..very odd feeling! Constipated.
9dpo: Having to pee ALOT, like every 15 minutes. Tender bbs. Tight cramping right side. Let down feeling again. Faint positive at 530 pm
10dpo: Very positive on Frer! Still sore bbs. Crampy like af is going to show any moment! Very very hungry!!

I am praying this little one sticks!! It's been 6 years now that we have been trying for our last baby and this is the final try, I can't go through another loss. So, any prayers our way would be appreciated. Good luck ladies and I pray you all get your bfp soon! Xoxo

BFP TTC 2 months- late ovulation- Hashimoto's

Soooo, I have been non-stop stalking this website since the beginning of my TTC journey last month. I was so excited to read all of the wonderful information submit by everyone regarding their experience leading up to their BFP, I figured I should do the same if I was ever blessed enough to do so. I never thought I would be writing so soon, as I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was on the birth control pill for roughly 10 years (with very few, intermittent 1-2 month breaks) I am 27, my DH is 29, he has 2 children, I have none. This will be my first pregnancy.
**Fingers crossed**

I generally have a very regular cycle, 28 days (even before bc, which I started for painful cramps). I stopped taking BC November of 2014, and began TTC January 2015. My last period was February 7, 2015, and was due to ovulate around February 21, according to my smiley face OPK that I got on February 19th and 20th, confirming my LH surge. But when I had my 7 day progesterone labs drawn, my result came back at 0.2 ng/ml. (I died inside) The following Sunday (a week later).. I was laying on the couch, and felt enormous ovulation pains. I immediately emailed my OB and told her that I thought I may have ovulated late and if we could possibly repeat my labs. So I repeated it on (Ovulation Day) February 29th, and it was 1.7 ng/ml and again (6DPO) March 5th, and had a result of 11 ng/ml. (Still not very promising in my book) But nevertheless, better than the previous. According to my OB, anything above 10 confirms ovulation so I felt a bit better. Anywho, moving on. Due to my late ovulation, my period would have been due March 14th or so. Now for the symptoms.... I didnt have very many.

1DPO- Vivid dreams
2DPO- Vivid dreams
3DPO- EWCM? Huh? very stretchy.
4DPO- EWCM again? Whats going on?
5DPO- White creamy EWCM? Odd, somethings definitely up.
6DPO- runny nose, didnt really feel like myself, felt a little off. CM Yellowish/whitish in color.
7DPO- Booger glob cm, slightly strechy, snaps back quickly to boogery glob, Yellow tinge to it. Got up at 2am to use restroom (odd for me)
8DPO- Fatigue, went to bed very early from exhaustion, tossed and turned all night, got zero rest. Breast became slightly sore. (which usually happens the day after ovulation, should have been my first clue) Now Im getting watery CM with little white bits, flecks, pieces, idk what to call them, Looked like toilet paper bits mixed with clear watery CM.
9DPO- Scant CM, AF like cramps. Breast soreness gone?
10DPO- Left work early for extreme dizziness, headache, slight nausea. Just generally feeling like poo. Went home half day, did absolutely nothing. Same toilet paper CM. AF like cramps. But nothing. Took dollar tree pregnancy test, BFN. Breast soreness back? (make up your mind!)
11DPO- Actually called out of work for the same horrible symptoms. Dizziness, headache, fatigue. Dollar Tree test. very very faint BFP. (afternoon urine) Had to use my iphone flashlight to see it. OMG No way! Slight breast soreness.
12DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test, BFP (faint), CB Digi, BFN! :0 Uhhh... what? (Panic) Boob pain still goin strong.
13DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test BFP, very slightly more visible line, positive on FRER and "PREGNANT" on CB Digi!!! Woo hoo!!!
14DPO- No sign of AF :) Still faint, but clearly there~! Boob pain!! Now my nipples are going crazy, poking out for everyone to see, and very sensitive.
15DPO- BFP, I have a nice line now! HCG draw this morning, came back 217 miu/mL. I would be roughly 4 weeks today. Hopefully I have a sticky little bean!

I did use preseed, but not during my fertile window, as I missed it this time, and was clearly confused about my dates. I believe I only BD'd a couple times during my fertile window (not sure when as I stopped keeping track). What I did differently this time was pray more than usual. I continue to pray that God allows me to continue on with a healthy pregnancy and a sticky bean!
Baby Dust to all of you!!****

5th round of clomid

My husband and I had been ttc for 10 months since having paragaurd IUD removed. This month was the first month I really thought was a bust. We were on vacation, not a relaxing one either, and I had a mishap with a soft cup on the day I knew I was ovulating. This was our first month using soft cups and I was a bit nervous about doing it right, but I really do believe that these and some preseed were very helpful, and I would recommend them to any lady who is ttc.
I can totally relate when ladies say they had more symptoms on their BFN months, I had it all, nausea, sore boobs, mood swings, bloating, crying hysterically. Then I read these symptoms can all be side effects of climid. But this month nothing really made the lightbulb come on. I even decided we would take six month off and started planning a really great summer around 8 dpo because I was positive I was not pregnant.

So here are my symptoms though they weren't much:

cd 15-high fertility on CB ovulation test bd'd with pressed and soft cups

cd 16-travelling from 2am till 12 but make time to bd with SoftCups and Preseed. Feel disheartened that I can't lay down for long after.

cd 17- ovulation day, great day at disney world, and had a few too many drinks that night, bd'd with SoftCups and Preseed

1dpo-10dpo-nothing really, felt tired but I thought it was just from traveling. Felt very defeated/depressed because I thought I was out again. The only thing that i noticed was different was that I usually had cm in my undies at this point till af, but nothing there. Also around 9dpo till now have had bm's 2 or three times a day.

11dpo- notice i can't find the opening of my cervix when checking cp. Found it pointing all the way toward tailbone, never felt it like this before, also felt slimy mid height and hard. still feeling sad but no other symptoms.

12-dpo awoke up early and tested. walked away knowing it was negative, went back to look and saw a faint second line! tested again later that night and line is darker! no cm in undies, very tired that night in bed at 8

13-dpo- tested on CB digital and the word pregnant came up immediately! no cm in undies,hunger pains, irritable and very tired in bed at 8

14dpo- still not many symptoms, tired, irritable ( bitchy is a better word) and hungry more than usual, no cm in undies

I think I have the normal fears that af will show up, but I'm trying to stay positive and just repeat to myself that my body is ready for this. Hopefully it will help and I hope that I helped someone else. Its a dark and lonely place when your ttc for awhile, no one quite understands how it feels unless they've been through it. Try not to let it take over your life, talk to someone who gets it if you can, and focus your energy on something else.

BFP after 8 months - ZERO symptoms in tww

This is to encourage the over-analyzers like me, who google obsessively and over-think every little (PMS!!) symptom in the tww. I would get all the typical "pregnancy" symptoms every month (sore boobs, fatigue, fluttery-like dull cramps) around 8 or 9 DPO and then a few days later my period would be like "get over yourself it's just meee!" This past month I was starting to really feel like something must be wrong with me; I am an avid charter (started charting as pregnancy prevention 2 years ago) and have very regular cycles, am 25 years old, and have no health issues. I really thought it would happen for us right away. I know a lot of people try for longer than 8 months, but it starts to FEEL like a long time after about 4 or 5 I think. Anyway, this month during the tww I never got those symptoms. Like, I felt nothing at all! This actually gave me some hope because it was just something DIFFERENT than the usual. At 11 DPO, still with no noticeable symptoms, I decided to test with a FRER first thing in the morning and it was a faint but clear positive!! Since then they have been getting darker and darker. So so thankful and I know that God's timing is so much better than mine.

I should note there are a couple of things we did differently this cycle. I started a new multivitamin (Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal) after reading about folate vs folic acid. After CD 14-18 came and went I started getting all stressed out that ovulation was delayed (thought maybe it could be the change in vitamin??) so my husband and I just had sex every other day not really knowing when I was going to ovulate. Usually we do it every single day in the fertile window (which IS recommended, just interesting that the first month we didn't do that is the month we got the bfp!). I finally did ovulate on CD 21. We always use pre-seed and I always wait about 30 minutes before getting up afterward. Also I probably had less cm overall this cycle than ever, so maybe the pre-seed helped me out.

Now that I have officially missed my period and am almost 5 weeks, I am starting to feel the symptoms. VERY sore boobs, so tired, and even a little bit of taste/smell sensitivity. Nothing too crazy though. We are telling my parents tonight!

BFP 13DPO..... clomid

Well hello everybody today i got my bfp this morning after tryin for over 4 years, start clomid 2 round got a bfp then it end up being a ectopic, that was in oct/nov now my 2nd round of clomid with a bfp hoping baby made it to the right spot this time doc app on the 17..... me and hubby r so happy, but dont want to tell my family until i know for sure the bean stick. lol

I'M STILL IN SHOCK!!!

I'm sorry for the long story, but I wanted to give you some back round about me. I'm 29 and DH is 33 and this is our first. when we decided to try I was going on 27 and had been on BC for two years and I thought it was time. So I stopped in Feb and I got my period in FEB and that was the end of that, months go by and no period and we thought we were pregnant come to find out I was low progesterone, not a lot for them to worry but enough to stop my period and the only thing they wanted to do was put me on another BC which I refused because I never in all my life had an issue with my periods, till I got of BC this time. I was scared that if I got on another one and took it how they wanted and when it was time for us to try again I would have the same issue. So I did my research and found vitex which helps boost progesterone naturally so I figured why not. I took it for 1 1/2 months I got my period, a positive opk, and BFP. I was so excited when I got the BFP, but it was not to be. I had spotting the whole time, I found out I was pregnant on the weekend so there was nothing I could do but wait. Mon came and I called and they brought me in the office right away and I found out it was an ectopic and I had to get rid of the baby, it was the hardest thing I had to do.
Now for the "GREAT" news, me and hubby had been trying for months and we had tired everything and I mean everything, pillows, pineapple core, preseed, different positions, drugs everything and nothing worked. so this month I decided to go to the doctor and see what he can do for me. He took my blood and had me planned for an HSG. I was lucky that I was in the beginning of my cycle that I was able to get everything done that I needed. When it came to get the HSG done I wasn't able to get because the stupid nurse scheduled me for the wrong test and forgot to tell me not to have sex, so there want that. Then my clear blue digital monitor started to act up. it wasn't reading sticks and giving me error messages and that never ever happened and I have used for months now, so because of it being stupid I had 19 high days!!! yes I said 19, I figured it was out this month I was like whelp, I guess I didn't ovulate this month and it's ok I have a plan and I'm cool, but like they say everything happens for a reason right. so I knew AF was supposed to happen on the 13th or 14th and I hoped neither cause I had made plans for me and the hubby and she stayed away lol.
So on the 14th I woke up feeling really sick and I decided what the hell i'll take a test and I got a faint line, I was wait a minute so I grabbed another test and used the same cup of urine and tested again and I got another faint line. I was in complete shock so I decided to get an frer and test again in the morning and I got another faint line. I called my doctor to schedule a blood test to confirm and I have that this Friday. Since Sun I have been in such shock and such happiness that I have no idea what to do. I'm so sorry for the long story, but I always told myself that when it was my turn to post on here I would try to be detailed like other stories I read and try to give hope. I cant even tell you ladies how many dpo I am because I didn't track no other way then the monitor. My symptoms so far are nausea, dizziness, and sensitive smells. the nausea and dizziness comes in waves, one minute I would be ok and then oh oh oh..lol.

Good luck to all the ladies out there believe me it will happen when everything is going wrong lol

BFP-9dpo!!!

Hello ladies, I just got my BFP!!! I have been on this site for numbers of time and promise to post my own story to cheer and encourage others.

We used OPK and pressed for the first time and I have to say they helped since we been trying for about a year! I don't really have many symptoms at all. But I had a stomach flu on Sunday(Super Bowl), thought something with the food but my BF said he thinks I'm pregnant and he told me couple times this month that I look pregnant!

Will call the doctor on Tuesday for a blood test! Hopefully this little one sticks with us.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Lesbian BFP

This was my wife's and my second month TTC and we got our BFP at 11dpo/CD31. I feel like we have been TTC for three years since we found our sperm donor that long ago but didn't actually start inseminations until 2 months ago. For other lesbian couples who read this page and want the low-down on known donor at-home insemination with fresh (not frozen) sperm, here's what worked for us!

We inseminated on Cycle Days 13, 15, 16, 18, and 19 with 24-48 hours between each one. I ovulated on CD19 (later than I thought I would) and had some spotting that day. I had EWCM on CD 18 and 19 positive OPK on CD19, and ferning salvia and CD 18 and 19. (We used a little microscope used for putting a drop of your spit and looking at it - if it looks like nothing you're not fertile, if it is making a ferning pattern you are fertile. It was great because I could test unlimited times with the one thing unlike OPKs.)

This month we added in using PreSeed. My wife put some in me and we'd let it warm up to body temp for 5 minutes, then do the insemination. Our donor made his deposit into a sterile plastic cup we had bought online and had put between my boobs to warm up first. His wife (our best friend, 5 month prego!) would immediately bring the cup in to my wife (keeping it body temp between her boobs on the walk between rooms) and I'd already have my pants off and butt propped up on a couple of pillows. My wife used a sterile plastic syringe (bought in the same insemination kit online) to suck up the semen and then would feel for my cervix with one hand's fingers and put in the syringe with the other hand. (Sorry to be graphic but this is what I wished I had known that is so hard to find!) She would get the syringe close to the cervix but not directly on it and SLOWLY push it out as the nurse midwife had shown us how to do in a preconception appointment, kind of aiming to coat the cervix. I'd lay there for 15+ minutes and try to have an orgasm. Then she'd put in a soft cup (same kit again) and I'd get up and dressed. This was all done in the spare bedroom of our donor's apartment. (They live 2 hours away so we drive to them instead of them coming to us at our home. Sometimes we slept over, sometimes made the drive up and back in a night. Exhausting!) I left the cup in overnight each time.

This month I also upped my acupuncture appointments from once a week to twice a week and my acupuncturist used extra moxa. I never did BBT. I drank both FertiliTea and red raspberry leaf tea this month and didn't last month. I have been having one cup of coffee per day and taking a prenatal vitamin for 3 months (and no smoking or drinking). I also had the worst obsessing freaking out TWW our first month and this time was so much more relaxed. (I was positive I was pregnant last month and didn't think I was this month.) I used the Kindara app the first month and then this month also used Ovia and Glow. All three gave me different predictions with the same data so it helped me not to rely on one app's guess too much but also get a good sense of the range of fertile days and the range of when the peak day might be coming. Also different from last month is that we always waited at least 24 hours between inseminations (last time we did one at night, sleep over, and one in the morning before we left for work, leaving less than 12 hours in between). At the insemination on CD18 this month I told my wife I had a feeling we had just conceived.

Symptoms: Nothing out of the ordinary. Sore boobs, less so than for my typical PMS. Really little bit of nausea with breakfast on CD 10 and 11. White creamy CM and feeling bloated the last several days. No spotting since ovulation.

9dpo: Negative FRER with FMU
11dpo: I thought I had line eyes! It was so so faint (FRER) that I threw it out and told my wife it was negative, which I thought it was. (I fished it back out the next day and we saw there actually is kinda a vvvvvvfl.)
12dpo: Positive FRER!!! Faint second line with FMU. My wife casually told me she saw a faint line but she was confused because she had been seeing my faint line OPKs where a faint second line is a negative and the darkness of the line actually matters. I was like UM NO A LINE IS A LINE but kind of didn't believe it either. Took a ClearBlue digital in the afternoon that said Not Pregnant. Took two cheapo pink dye sticks in the evening that also had faint second lines (one barely visible like 11dpo FRER, one clear). I'd usually start spotting before my period around this point in my cycle.
13dpo: Peed on three brands of stick with FMU and all BFP! We called the closest people who knew we were TTC to tell them that day. The donor's first words were "I did it!" LOL
14dpo: Ran out of FRER but took the two cheapo sticks with FMU and both BFP. Darker second line each of the 4 days in a row. No AF! Hoping it sticks.

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