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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!

BFP just in time for Christmas!

Hello ladies! I have been ttc baby #2 for 5 cycles and would stalk this site throughout them all to see if there were any symptoms I was experiencing that was similar to someone with a BFP. It's only right now that I have my BFP to share my symptoms for anyone else who may be looking to compare symptoms just as I was :) I am 32 and was diagnosed with PCOS with my first child. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid and I also took 500 mg of Metformin twice a day. Here were my symptoms:

1-4 DPO- Nothing really noticeable.
5 DPO- Irritable and very fatigued.
6 DPO- Irritable.. like even more short tempered (poor hubby) tired, and starting to experience some headaches throughout the day.
7 DPO - Still irritable, very tired - I am normally not a sleeper throughout the day but I am now barely making it through my work day without feeling like I need several naps. I am having to take naps on my breaks and lunches..headache. No tender boobs and I thought that was weird as with my other cycles I experienced tender boobs by 6 DPO and knew AF was coming.
8 DPO - Exhausted! While sitting at my desk at work I became very dizzy. This definitely has never happened to me with my other cycles! I did not want to stand up from fear of losing my balance because I was just that dizzy. Still experiencing some headaches, and some back twinges but not really painful. Still no tenderness in boobs! Weirdest symptom of all on this day was that all of a sudden I had globs of EWCM!! I only have experienced EWCM during my fertile week, normally on the days just before and day of ovulation so I was extremely confused!
9 DPO- Still experiencing globs of EWCM. No tender/sore boobs yet. Extremely fatigued and still experiencing some dizziness. Some shooting back pains but again, not really painful.
10 DPO- No longer experiencing EWCM. CM is now creamy consistency but there is more than I normally have around this time. Still tired and having some back twinges on and off all day. HUNGRY! Nothing I ate ever made me feel full. I always needed something else to eat on.
11 DPO- Finally starting to feel some tenderness in boobs, just on the sides. Tired, headache throughout the day. Still HUNGRY! AF has not shown up, so I decided to test in the morning if there is still no AF by the time I wake up.
12 DPO- Ofcourse I had a horrible night of sleep! Insomnia in full effect or it could be that my mind was racing just thinking about testing! I finally could no longer take it so at 2:30 am I tested using FRER and got a freakin BFP!!! I freaked out and could not believe my eyes!! Ofcourse, I tested again and again and again this time with some dollar store cheapies I had and all were BFP's too!!

I am now 6 weeks, 5 days pregnant and my symptoms have pretty much stayed the same. We shared the news with my family for Christmas and this was the best present I could have gotten! A few things I did not mention in my DPO's is that I did temp everyday and my basal temp stayed high but I know that the temps can vary from person to person so my high could be lower than someone else's. My temps would run from 98.25-98.45 with a temp dip on 8 DPO in which it was 97.98. It rose the next morning to 98.30 so I took it as that is when implantation was occurring and why I experienced the EWCM. I also checked my CP on and off throughout the whole process. By 9 DPO, my CP was very very high/closed/soft. I used OPK's and I did buy Pre-Seed because I read so many good stories about it but I don't think the Pre-Seed helped me conceive. I used it as directed with my last 4 cycles inserting it internally and nothing happened. For my 5th cycle, I only used it twice and this time I used very little externally and I conceived. Hopefully this all helps someone as much as some of the other posts helped me during my cycles. BABY DUST TO ALL!! :)

BFP first Clomid cycle after miscarriage

I had a missed miscarriage and D&E at 7w3d on September 5th. I do not ovulate regularly but I do not have PCOS, so my dr is really not sure why. I have taken 4 rounds of Clomid so far and conceived twice. I only had one cycle after my MMC (not counting the bleeding that resulted from the procedure), which was induced by Provera, but I had 3 months to recover, so my dr said to start trying again. LMP began Nov 22. I ovulated Dec 6 and, of course, my husband was on duty that day so we must have conceived from sex the night before ovulation.

The only symptoms I noticed were 2 days of AF-like cramping on 6 and 7 dpo and a lower back ache on 8dpo. I also was immediately hungry all the time from right after ovulation. I experienced insomnia very early on as well, before my BFP, which I never knew was a pregnancy symptom until last time I got pregnant. This time my boobs hurt way more than they did last time and I've already gone up a bra size by 4w6d. I got a very, very faint positive on a Wondfo at lunch time about 10 dpo but I ignored it because it was so, so faint. Just to be sure, I took a couple more with FMU on 11 dpo. It was still so faint, and I thought one even came up negative. The next time I tested, a faint but obviously positive line came up, and I was so scared. I called my doctor because I knew he wanted to put me on progesterone gel right away. Of course, my husband was on duty the day I found out I was pregnant as well! The next morning he came home to a very obviously positive FRER with a Christmas bow on it. I got my official BFP that really made me believe I was pregnant on 13 and 14 dpo, which was much later than last time. Merry Early Christmas to us! I am very nervous, but have already seen my doctor, have had 3 beta HCG tests done, of which I will know the results on Monday, and I've been scheduled for an ultrasound on January 5th at 6w2d. I can't wait to see what's in there! Hopefully this will be our sticky little rainbow baby.

Oh, and we used Preseed internally both times I got pregnant. I swear by it! It works for me!

I hope this helps someone to have hope of achieving pregnancy after miscarriage. I am pregnant again less than 4 months after my miscarriage!

Cool, Calm, Uncollected!

Hello ladies!
For the past 4 months I have only imagined adding my BFP by DPO story to this wonderful board. And for the past 4 months I have bored my poor DH by making him follow me around and record my symptoms like I was on my very on reality show! But it has now paid off as we have finally received or BFP! This was the first month that we didn't "try as hard" We decided to BD on OV day, skip a day, and BD three days straight. I don't think we actually stuck with that plan as it was around Thanksgiving! But whatever we did, worked! So without further ado let's jump into it!

1DPO-4DPO: No symptoms
5DPO: Felt like hot pain shooting through my lower back. I had this backache all day and night!
6DPO: Diarrhea! I woke up and hour before my alarm went off and dashed to the bathroom! I couldn't even stay at work all day because I was so sick from it!
7-8 DPO: No symptoms. I was so tempted to POAS but I was able to resist the urge!
9DPO: All urge resisting FAILED! I caved in and POAS...Ok, ok SEVERAL sticks!! BFN!
10DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night wheezing! Why was I wheezing? I don't have asthma and I didn't have a cold! By morning, I had could hear cold in my chest and my cough sounded horrible. It was weird because I didn't feel sick!!
11DPO: All hope of a BFP was lost, I just dismissed the idea and blamed myself for not sticking to the BD schedule I had planned. Later in the day, I stood up out of my seat and got dizzy. I had to stand still for a few seconds to gather myself.. Weird!
12DPO: Had a headache all day and decided to go home early. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few items for dinner. While on the Elevator heading home, I had a sudden strong urge to pee. So I hurried inside and placed the groceries on the counter. I saw the bag of Wondfo Pregnancy Test on the nightstand and figured, why not! After POAS, I didn't bother waiting for the results, I just washed my hands and went back to the kitchen. Honestly, I had forgotten all about the Pregnancy Test. I simply went on about the rest of my evening. An hour of so later, I went into the bathroom and there was the most faint line ever! I had been eyeballing those Wondfo test for 4 months now and I new that it was definitely something there! Since the test was over and hour old, I picked my self up off the floor (lol) and went to the pharmacy to get a digital test. Only problem was.. I didn't have to pee anymore!!! OMG!! So...I had to wait...But long story short, I received my BFP on 12DPO and I have been picking myself up off the floor every since!
To the ladies before me, THANK YOU! Your stories have kept me sane these last 4 months! I never knew I would care so much about another woman's pee and vomit! lol And to the ladies that will come after me.. Keep trying, Don't give up and when that glorious day of BFP's come, pick yourself up off the floor and tell us about it!

Much love!

BFP with home insemination

I got my BFP on Saturday December 19, 2015(12 DPO) and honestly it was a complete shock. my partner and i did home insemination with soft cups on 12/4 12/5 and 12/6. starting 7dpo-now ive had back pain, on 9DPO my food tasted bland all of a sudden, on 10 DPO i had a sore throat that came and went away the same day, and on 11 DPO my DW was like "your boobs look huge!" and i had started noticing that too and that was major for me because im already a 38 DD. i also started having frequent urination even if i didnt drink anything. i also had twinges/pokes starting at about 9 DPO and started getting really hungry. I had NO sore boobs, no creamy CM, no nausea, not really tired, no vivid dreams, no dizziness etc all of the symptoms i was kinda looking for. The main thing that made me suspicious was my lack of PMS symptoms. i usually always cramp a few days before, get one HUGE pimple and crave chocolate and none of that happened. it really does happen when you least expect it. Im currently only 4weeks and 1 day and still very nervous because its so early. I pray for a sticky bean and a H&H 9 months. I thank everyone on here that has been so supportive during this time. FX for all of you still trying and i pray you get your BFP,

36 Years Old - BFP - No early Symptoms

Hello everyone! I'm very excited to be posting my BFP story here today. I have used TWW as a comfort during my TTC journey and I have found all of your stories and words of encouragement very helpful. I promised myself that if I ever got my BFP that I would post my information here so that others can hopefully get some comfort from my story.

My husband and I were TTC for 7 cycles. This journey has made me realize how arrogant I've been in thinking that I would just be able to "get pregnant" whenever I was ready. I'm a very ambitious, driven person and when I put my mind to something and I decide to do it, I just do it! I figured it would be the same with getting pregnant but I was wrong. It's been a very humbling experience to try month after month and continue to fail. I told my doctor that I would consider going on Clomid if we didn't conceive this cycle. Thankfully we did conceive and I did not have to use Clomid but the fact that I even considered it really put things into perspective for me.

For the last few months I've been taking Magnesium, Fish Oil, CoQ10, Prenatal Vitamin and Evening Primrose Oil. We also used PreSeed.

Here is my info:

1DPO - 9DPO: no symptoms at all, normally have some cramping during AF cycles
10DPO: beginning of tri-phasic BBT shift, still no symptoms
11DPO - 15DPO: BBT continues to rise, normally have some spotting by now before AF comes
16DPO: get up the courage to test and get a BFP!!
17DPO & 18DPO: more BFPs
19DPO: pregnancy confirmed by doctor

Now I am 5 weeks +1 day pregnant and there's a whole new set of things to worry about. I figured that I would be so happy to be pregnant (and I am, don't get me wrong) but now I'm worried about whether or not I'll have a healthy pregnancy. Will my baby be healthy? Will I have a miscarriage? What are all the risks? It's sad that I can't just enjoy the experience of being pregnant but I wanted to be honest about what is going on in my head. Anyway, good luck to everyone out there who is TTC. I know it's frustrating but in most cases, it WILL happen. Don't get discouraged.

Thanks.

BFP after 2 years ttc, low morphology

I want to preface this by saying this bfp did end up as a chemical pregnancy, and while not ideal, has given us hope, because we got pregnant on our own for the 1st time in 2 years!

Backstory: I am 25 (26 next month), husband is 27. We have been ttc since Oct 2013. In this time we have, I feel, done everything you could do (without an RE) out there, and there are a few things that I feel have made a difference.

First of all we discovered after a SA, that DH has low morphology, 3.5 %, 20 mil sperm count, and good motility. His Urologist has prescribed him Clomid to increase sperm count. It works with testosterone in men as it does estrogen in women. He takes 50mg every other day and has also been on fertilaid for men for the last 8 mo.

Everything has so far checked out ok with me with the exception of slightly low progesterone in the 2nd half of my cycle. (Still have 13 day luteal phase though ), as well as THS of 2.4 (for optimal fertility they say between 1-2 is where you want to be. To lower my TSH, I began taking kelp (iodine), and selenium.

On this cycle I had day 3 blood draw to check and see if my ovaries were doing as they should: everything came back great! TSH was at 1.5! I was happy with that.

CD16-BD with preseed and softcup
CD17-BD with preseed and softcup
CD18-+OPK, BD with preseed and softcup
CD19-O day, BD with preseed and softcup
1DPO-Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a bus, could tell I was coming down with a cold, as well as a raging UTI! Its like my immune system crashed! And I never get sick!
2DPO-went to work, huge mistake I was so sick, went to Dr after work, UTI confirmed along with sinus and ear infections, started augmentin. Coffee does NOT sound good!
3dpo-5dpo-feeling terrible bc of cold, nipples started to feel sore, breasts full, not that sore though. Still not drinking coffee. Super irritable with hubs.
6dpo-bbs starting to get really sore, wake up in morning with gurgling feeling in esophagus, kinda like heatburn. Hungry for eggs and meat first thing in the am, unusual, still can't stomach coffee. Irritability with DH continues.
7dpo-supposed to have 7dpo blood draw for progesterone, but it's a Saturday and the office is closed, have to do it on Monday (9dpo). Have dreams about having a baby girl.
8dpo-bbs still sore, still hungry in a.m., no coffee, had dreams about baby girl again. Super tired.
9dpo-same as above, serum progesterone blood test
10dpo-got results for progesterone (5.1) feel a little surprised at how low it is, start counting myself out this cycle and preparing for next. Pregnancy cant stick with low levels of prog! Out of nowhere, at 9p.m. I decided to take first response, fully expecting a bfn, only to see a faint bfp! I was completely in shock, broke down in tears! Called for husband to come here. He was a little surprised to find me hysterical and crying. When I handed him the test he looked down and said "baby?...is...is that a line?!" We were so happy and shocked! I don't know what prompted me to take a test, it was almost like Devine intervention. (I don't normally test this early, or at night, for that matter).
11dpo-even lighter bfp on frer, negative digital. HCG and progesterone blood test done in AM.
12dpo-bfn on frer, blood results 4 HCG, 1 progesterone :-( knew I would get period.
13dpo-AF arrived right on schedule! Chemical pregnancy.

Even though this ended in a chemical, I think it was meant to happen! I was meant to find out that we were able to fertilize an egg but it just couldn't implant, possibly due to low progesterone! My midwife prescribed me progesterone supplements for this new cycle to start after O. That way if we are able to fertilize an eggie, it will hopefully be able to implant and stick, FX. It's important not to lose hope. I've had way worse lows than when I realized we were having a chem. I know my sticky bfp is right around the corner, it's just a matter of time! This cycle I've started taking premama fertility in hopes this helps! I also take a prenatal, folate, cold pressed fermented cod liver oil, vitamin e, calcium/mag/D, pregprep, and vitamin C. I also did pineapple core for a couple days. Good luck ladies, never lose hope! Never give up!

BFP at 9dpo using Pre-Seed!

The journey was long and arduous... But we made it!!! After struggling to conceive ds for two years, it proved to be challenging ttc again following his birth. To get here it was 6 months of NTNP, 2 months of cycle tracking with clearblue FM (which resulted in a missed miscarriage at 5w3d) and then another 6 months of cycle monitoring with wondfos and timed BD. As my age was becoming a concern (35 yrs in 4 mos), I visited my physician to arrange for fertility testing just days before I received my (faint) BFP at 9dpo.
What we did differently:
Supplements: from a few months before BFP we both took Royal Jelly, CoQ10, fish oil and zinc. I took Materna vitamin & B Complex daily.
Diet changes: I limited myself to 2 cups of coffee/day, quit my use of artificial sweetner, and switched to full fat dairy.
Used Pre-Seed: After symptom-spotting for months, and faced with yet another heart breaking BFN, I decided to cough up the $25 on a tube after reading all the success stories. While I was sure it was too good to be true, it was our first and only month using it that resulted in a pregnancy. I was shocked!
BBT Charting: First and only month using Fertility Friend to track my temps.
BD (using Pre-Seed): -2 days before O & -1 days before O. Layed in bed after for 10-20 min each time.
Symptoms by day:
O Day: (according to +OPK yesterday & Fertility Friend). Waterish-lotion cm. No EWCM this cycle. Strong nausea while making dinner! Sense of smell heightened.
1dpo: Woke extremely early. Couldn't get back to sleep (Unusual). CM is tacky/sticky.
2dpo: Abundant bright white creamy cm marbled with a tiny bit of ewcm. Nothing else noted.
3dpo: Super bloated with light cramping all over stomach/abdomen lasting a few hours. CM creamy, scant. Constipated. Sharp focused pain on either side of belly button area lasting 20 min.
4dpo: Very nauseous while making dinner! Decreased appetite. Complexion is smooth and flawless (unusual at this point in cycle).
5dpo: Strong constant ache in left upper buttock/lower back, worsened at night to deep sciatica type pain w/ very mild pelvic aching on lower L side. Extremely annoying and very odd.
6dpo: Woke up groggy. Back hurts higher up, then lower ache returns later in day. Very vivid dreams last night. Took nap in morning (not typical). White creamy cm. Craving something to eat in evening but not sure what. Major munchies!
7dpo: Back/body still achy. Wake up feeling wonky. Bfn with fmu. Kind of crabby. Mild cramps here n there. (Doesn't feel like AF cramps). Urine stinks. Smell increased. Craving sugar in evening and very tired well before usual bedtime.
8dpo: Stomach is feeling off (pms?). Woke up very early. Nice temp dip noted (praying it's implantation dip!) Urine smells stinky. Clearish/ lotiony cm. Test (fmu) had shadow line after 10 min (evap?). VERY nauseous w headache for 2 full hours in afternoon (had to lay down). Couldn't wait to leave a store while shopping due to the strong scent of perfume in the air. Bitter taste in mouth. Still no pms outbreak (Last month's appeared 2 days before af). Dead TIRED by 7:30 pm.
9dpo: Temp spiked back up today. Super duper faint bfp on first response with fmu. Evap? Bitter taste in mouth noted. Slight crampy twinges in morning. Skin super clear which is unusual. Faint BPF on FRER around noon. Faint, but clearly seen and appeared within 2 min. Can't believe it! Still skeptical. CB digital was BFN in afternoon (Too soon/watered down urine?). Cautiously optimistic...
10dpo: Sore throat and achy muscles upon waking. Major temp spike noted. BFP on First Response notably darker today with 3-hour-hold midday urine :). Stronger urge to pee than usual. Watery clear cm noted. Light headache on and off. Extremely irritable. By evening, abdomen feels very full and bloated. Got my BFP on CB digital after supper! Still in shock, but realizing it must be the real deal!! So happy.
11dpo: Woke up at 4:00 am!! Getting used to waking up before my usual time, unfortunately. Haven't had more than 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep since ovulation. So strange... Hope it doesn't continue much longer. (Hubby is annoyed with it too). Complexion still clear- hasn't been this flawless since I was pregnant with my son.

Well, ladies, I hope this info is useful to you... I know I spent a lot of time reading op's experiences on this site. Don't lose hope, and it will happen! I highly suggest trying Pre-Seed and bd'ing BEFORE positive opk. We're praying for our sticky one this time around!!! Good luck to everyone.

11 DPO BFP on Digital

I have had pretty much no symptoms this month, which was in stark contrast to the past 2 months where I swore I was pregnant each time, due to all to the "symptoms" I was experiencing. I guess my biggest pregnancy symptom is to have no symptoms at all haha!

Onto the story... I was not going to test until the day my period was due (2 days from now) but I decided to just POAS this morning anyways just to see. I used one of my cheap wondofo tests and immediately SAW A LINE!!! I was NOT expecting that at all. I had one expensive clear blue digital left and I just said screw it, I'm going to test with this and if it doesn't work then oh well I'll invest in more tests later....

The digital said "Pregnant" and I was floored!!!

I am letting myself be excited this time because I spent the first few weeks of my last pregnancy very anxious. That one ended in an early miscarriage at 7 weeks, not caused by the anxiety of course, but the anxiety didn't allow me to enjoy the time at all. I am going to just allow myself to enjoy however long this pregnancy is because it has taken us so long to get here and I don't want to waste another moment being anxious.

What worked for us this month:

Supplements taken daily for (at least) past 3 months:
Vitamin D3 2000 IU
Prenatal MultiVitamin
CoQ10 (ran out of this, so only took for half the month)
Probiotics 144 mg (Bio-Kult)
Magnesium Oil Spray (10-20 spritzes on legs and stomach at night)
Desiccated Grassfed Liver capsules 1500 mg

Practices:
I take my basal body temperate and chart using Fertility Friend app, but I was pretty lax on temping this month and I stopped once I saw I had ovulated
BD everyday or every other day leading up to O date.
Used preseed each time
I laid with my hips elevated for as long as I could, 5-15 mins, post BD
Exercised a lot this month (running, cycling, yoga), which I think helped keep my energy up and anxiety down

Bfp 14 dpo. First sign of pregnancy yeast infection

Hi ladies! First of all, thank you to this amazing website for keeping us sane (or not sane according to the hubby hahah:p). To all you symptom spotters out there, I understand you! I literally googled everything from sore boobs to cm to cervix position. Lol
I'm 25 and hubby is 26. Ttc for 3 months. Things I did different this month:
Preseed (gotta love it!) and evening primrose oil to increase cm. It worked! Lastly, I charted my basal temp.
Here are my symtoms:
Ovulation day 19: ovulation bleed ( first time that happens)
1 dpo-3 dpo: yeast infection, vivid dreams and small cramps
4 dpo: cold and migraine
5 dpo: craving ruffles. Extreme hunger. Hands were shaking I was so hungry.
6 dpo: cervix very high
7 dpo- 10 dpo: cramps, tingling nipples
11 dpo: implantation spotting. A very small yellowish brown spot of cm when I wiped. Vivid dream that I was pregnant.
12 dpo- 13 dpo: negative hpt. Period cramps. Oh no:( I was 99.9 sure periods were coming. Cervix low, hard and open. No cm, dry! Typical before my periods.
14 dpo: BFP:) the only reason i tested was because for shits and giggles. I had one pregnancy test left.
hoping for a sticky bean :)
Good luck ladies, never give up!

BFP @ 19dpo

I finally got my BFP at 19dpo!!!! I had a miscarriage last May, we have been tcc since July. My cycles are super long usually 35-40 days. I took Clomid this cycle so that I could better track my ovulation. I took it on cycle days 5-9 and I ovulated on or around October 25th. I felt symptoms early but the symptoms seems to disappear after 10dpo. I tested everyday starting at 8dpo. After getting BFN at 15dpo, I started to believe that I was out for this month. Never give up ladies!!!

DPO 1-3 nothing
DPO 4-8 tingling nipples, stuffy nose, vivid dreams, waking up very early in the morning
DPO 9-15 stuffy nose
DPO 16-19 stuffy nose, gassy BFP!!! I'm cautiously excited about our rainbow bean!!!

baby dust to you all!!!

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