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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 on bromocriptine for 2 month after trying for a year :)

Hi All, this site was my bible in my TWWs, so here is my story :) DH 31, me 31, SA came back fine, cyst on my left ovary, prolactine 19ng/ml, progesterone 6 ng/ml, started to take Bromocriptine from December, prolactine went down to 4 ng/ml and progesterone up to 15 ng/ml :) (sorry for my english in advance :)) 1 dpo , 37.04- woke up with uterine pressure(usual after O),had very vivid dream about having a baby boy(never happened), feeling cold, very noticable bb pain on sides,under armpit (i’m on bromocriptine for high prolactin and had bb pains prior to O, so wasn’t sure if this is a symptom) 2 dpo , 37.1 - Noticable random bb pokes, hurts to lay on them,fading uterine fullness, lot of creamy cm, very relaxed, Drinking a lot in the evening, little nausa 3 dpo 37.1 - very relaxed, random pokes on right while working out, little lower than belly button,gassy in pm 4dpo 37.15 - Slept 10 hours still fatigued, hot flashes, nausa, very hungry,hard bms in the past days / constipation,Painful bb while working out,CRAVINGS not extremly hungry but wants to eat all the time, pm nausa, random bb pain 5dpo 37.25-hot flashes and sweating in the morning, sensitive stomach and pelvic twinges, snsitive bbs, couldn't sleep,low bp feeling, dizzy, hungry very often 6dpo 37.19-Intense pokes in right bb behind nip, made me grab it, twinges in pelvic on left in morning, Uterine pressure am,Bbs sore,mostly on sides,Bb soreness on and off all day 7dpo 37.47-Sharp pokes on the right, than light pressure in the middle, light cramps after orgasm 8 dpo 37.33 - woke up feeling warm again stomack is very empty and sensitive, cannot lay on it, bbs sensitive on and off, not too comfy laying on them, having a really hard time waking up,getting dizzy spells in the last few days, Progesterone level:14.42, Heavy feeling uterus after/during workout, very dull pain,gone in an hour, Nausa and sweating after eating, naua waves, gets really bad by 5pm + hot flashes, close to throwing up,pm gassy 9 dpo 37.17 - bbs were noticable not comfy to lay on, they are hurtful on and off all day,woke up with very stuffy nose, light but noticable sore throath, dull uterine pain am (not af type)bb pains, not feeling tastes normally, going down with the flu,pullings/twinges in pelvic area for mins,38.08 @ 2 pm - cold, headache, feeling sick and ran down, sleepy and just like shit in general,Increased cm.So sleepy and exhausted that í' m having a hard time to keep my eyes opened at 6 pm.....Evening stomack ache, light nausa, bled a lot while shaving in the shower, altough razor is old. 10 dpo 37.42 - woke up with very stuffy nose, sore throat, headache and just feeling sick, uterine pressure - goes away in an hour,literally peed 5 times during the night, eyes hurt to stay opened. dizzy almost every time i stand up for days now, on fire in am, hothothot and thirtsty,Feeling less sick today, lil stuffy nose, throat almost not sore, feeling much better in general, ,37.83 @ 8 pm, feeling very tired, light headache, no major flu syptoms, feeling very hot and very gassy, achy low back evening 11 dpo 37.43 - peed less this night, 3 times, morning gassy, stuffy nose and lightly sore throat, pressure in uterus upon waking than stops in a few hours, feeling very weak and sweating,38.08 @ 11 and pm,light cold syptoms, eyes hurt to stay open, lots of creamy cm 12 dpo 37.34- Light sore throat, Stuffy nose, thirsty,bloody mucus with every nose blow,uterine pressure/too much situps feeling starts at 9 am, Makes me jump twinges on right multiple times, on and off default bb pain,Uterine pressure light, eyes burning, hard to stay awake, almost no cold symptoms today, bbs and nips are hurting in shower, Low bp feeling almost every time i stand up, evening light nausa, very sleepy,Evening spotting, light brown, maybe little pinkish, light pressure and side pains 13dpo 37.34- some twinges, blood pieces in mucus from nose, no real cold symptoms, just lil stuffy nose. light brown spotting until the afternoon (mainly when whiping - Light nausa after breakfast, feeling very cold in the am, was hot in bed in the morning,Pushes on right, twinges under armpit 38.2 @ 4 pm, VERY INTENSE fatigue, my eyes are closing almost all day,pain in left armpit, radiating on and off to left bb,spotting on and off in the evening, light pressure in bed 14 dpo 37.2 (temped 2 hours early) - af cramps in the night, feels like it comes any minute, no brown spotting today just yellow creamy cm/dry, bloody mucus from nose, senitive breasts and nips,Abdominal cramping in am caused by diarreha ,38.2 @ 2 pm, shaking maybe from hunger?not so tired as yesterday - eyes not burning,bloated fingers,same inarmpit pain radiating to bb pain, now on right,twinges around right ovary 10 pm, thirsty

Unexpected but very welcome BFP!

I want to share my BFP story as visiting these boards is what's kept me sane these last few months! I can't quite believe it....After swearing I was pregnant 3 months ago (our first month of TTC) here I am today with a totally unexpected BFP!! We followed the SMEP plan, used pre-seed and CB advanced digital OPKs. Missionary position only, and I stayed lying down for 15 mins after BD'ing. I read 'Making Babies' and 'Taking Charge Of Your Fertility' which I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone TTC. It only took 1 month after making the suggested changes, using pre-seed and OPKs to get my BFP! I basically had no symptoms at all, and had spotting on day 26 which I thought was AF, but was only a few drops, so I assume this was late-ish implantation bleeding. I also had a BBT drop on day 26 which made me think for sure I wasn't pregnant, but it shot back up today, the day I got my BFP (day 28/DPO 14) - the day of my missed period. I've had some mild cramping and 'pulling' in the abdomen, but I thought these were just signs AF was coming, but apparently not! I have a history of hormonal issues, adrenal fatigue and really bad PMS, so anyone out there with these issues, please have hope!! Wishing you all baby dust!

BFP @ 13dpo w/lupus, endometrosis, and unexplained 2ndary infertility-cycle 28

Hello Everyone. I Have been reading these posts since 2005 and they have helped me get through so many dark days. This story may be long. It was 2 years in the making. In Nov 2014 I married my high school sweetheart. We have 5 children together. I stopped using the rhythm method immediately afterwards and thought if God wants me to have another baby, I will fall preg on my own. In July of 2015 I had a 5 week miscarriage. It broke my heart. I began to want another baby that summer and began ttcing. Fast forward to Jan 2016. I got another bfp that turned out to be a chemical because AF showed right at 13dpo. Cd1 was Jan 9th. After 4 cycles of unprescribed clomid (oops) I began trying something more natural to conceive. I took black cohosh, evening primrose oil, vitex 500mg, prenatals, b6, and baby aspirin. The vitex made me O early. I usually O after cd 16. This month I O'd on cd11! After O I stopped taking evening primrose oil and black cohosh. I started noticing weird symptoms right away. Jan 9-cd 1 AF Jan 19-cd 10 Pos OPK-cp high wet and open-cm watery no ewcm-used preseed BD Jan 20-cd 11 serious O cramps from the left side, cp still high soft open BD jan 21-cd 12-1dpo noticed continued o pain jan 22-cd 13-2dpo same as yest Jan 23-cd 14-3dpo same jan 24-cd 15-4dpo same jan 25-cd 16-5dpo breast hurting, hi cp, thicker cm and more than usual jan 26-cd 17-6dpo same jan 27-cd 18-7dpo noticed darker veins on breasts and white glue like cm jan 28-cd 19-8dpo bfn had a huge fight with DH, very emotional. Dont think this is my month jan 29-cd 20-9dpo no test today, vivid dreams, very wet during bd?, slept 12 hours, emotional, bloated more clumpy cm jan 30-cd 21-10dpo bfn same as yesterday but me and dh noticed a weird smell to my cm. Like I smell the hormones in it. Jan 31-cd 22-11dpo bfn feeling very sad about prev losses. Gave up hope. Had a spiritual experience. After dreaming I was preg and died from the crossfire in a drive by shooting, I woke up and went to check on my children. While checking to make sure the front door was locked, I felt a hand grab mines. A long skinny adult hand that was cool to the touch. I ran to turn on the light and nobody was in the room with me. I was the only person awake in my home... Feb 1-cd 23-12dpo-bfn (possibly a squinter) on frer. began to get AF cramps, temp dropped, backache, headache,cried myself to sleep. Feb 2-cd 24-13dpo-woke to tons of drool on my pillow(did when I was preg). Im bloated, tired, crampy, back aching, and tearful. My breast are swollen and so is my belly. I can barely button my jeans. I was convinced that AF will be here today. After scouring the internet for bfp stories after 12dpo, I got the courage to take the last frer in the box. BFP!!!!!! Glory to my Heavenly Father who answered my prayers! I am due 10/12/2016 and I'm praying for a full term pregnancy and healthy baby! Baby #6! Bring it on!

First Time Around...BFP

I am so excited. I had to log on and tell my story because I read all of yours when I was in my tww. So here goes... My husband and I decided on January 1st that we would start trying. I had my Mirena removed on December 5th so, we were expecting that it would take 6 months to a year to conceive. I actually started taking a cocktail of VITEX, Maca, and Tribulus once a day on January 1st because my cycle in December was anovulatory. I watched a fertility specialist on youtube discuss the herbs that she recommends and I was sold. Low and behold, we conceived on the first try. I don't even know how that is possible. But, here is how it all happened: CD 1- 4 Bleeding CD 9,11, and 15 BD (each BD I inserted my Diva Cup before I got up to go to the bathroom and we used pre-seed) CD 15 - positive OPK CD 16 - Suspected ovulation day (fertility friend) 1DPO - Tender breasts everyday until positive pregnancy test and EXTRA EXTRA creamy CM 4DPO - Sharp pain in lower abdomen, dull backaches, tingling in my nostrils, itchy nipples 5DPO-7DPO- Constant cramping. We were snowed-in, so I laid around over the weekend, trying to figure out if my period was starting a week early because of the herbs I started taking. 8DPO- lower back aches, dizziness, and constipation 9DPO - FRER faint BFP, Wandfo BFN, ClearBlue Digital Pregnant 1-2 weeks past ovulation and lots of heartburn 10DPO- FRER DARK BFP 12DPO- FRER DARK BFP 12DPO- Blood test shows 120 hcG levels and I still haven't technically missed my period yet Today, I am 15 DPO I am beyond excited this is so unexpected. My husband was so shocked and so was my mom. I cannot wait to tell the rest of my friends and family after the first trimester. I hope this helps someone else out. I tested at 9DPO and swore it would be negative. But, the dizziness the night before is what gave it away. Don't be afraid to go buy a FRER if you are having symptoms. The Wandfos are still barely showing a line, even though my blood test is confirmed positive. Baby dust to you all...

Faint bfp at 11dpo!!

I had very few symptoms but here they are: 1-5dpo no symptoms 6dpo pains in lower abdomen, sore breasts, irritable 7dpo woke up with sore throat, really sore breasts esp when first wake up and they seem fuller, less irritable, bit of white cm 8dpo woke up with sore throat again, breasts still pretty sore, took short nap in afternoon but mostly because I was depressed because I didn't think I was pregnant, moody and irritable, stuffy nose 9dpo night sweats, boobs less sore but super full, tooth that had root canal years ago sore, got full really fast at dinner, bloated, notice big blue vein on breast 10dpo boobs still sore but less so, fatigue, depressed, cloudy urine, bfn 11dpo took pregnancy test after work, super faint bfp!!! Shocked and amazed! 12dpo take another test in am another faint line! 13dpo another test with a darker line!!! Pretty much all my symptoms could of happened any other month. I typically get sore boobs before my period and its January so waking up with sore throat isn't that strange. Good luck to everyone ttc! Hope you get bfp's soon!

BFP after 3months TTC!

So to start off I've had two early m/c both when I was younger. My DH and I have been ttc for 3months now. I quit smoking, drinking, drinking caffeine, and started taking a prenatal vitamin about 1mo before ttc. I got my BFP 2days ago, and am praying for a sticky bean!!! I used ClearBlue OPKs to monitor my fertile peaks, and PreSeed lubricant while trying. I know it might sound weird, but I think what did it this month was doing the "bicycle" with my legs in the air after BD for at LEAST 30min. Here are my symptoms I tracked with Ovia Period/Fertility tracker (an app on my smartphone that's free!) 1dpo-3dpo: Sore throat and gassy. 4dpo-BFP: cramps that ranged from twinges of pain, to pulling sensations, to downright breathtakingly painful. 6dpo-BFP: Sore BBs &EXTREMELY sensitive/in pain nips. Also, suddenly exhausted all the time. Napping, very odd for me. 12dpo-BFP: Bloating very badly. (Wearing my wedding ring became impossible) Woke up with acid reflux every morning, and suffered from it after every meal. 13dpo-BFP: Very sore lower back and hip joints, could barely walk at some times. I got my BFP at 17dpo, which was the day before my period. My cycles are usually 35days long. I POAS the night before my period was scheduled to begin, and got a very solid BFP!!! Needless to say, I am terrified and ecstatic all at once! Pray for a sticky bean, and baby dust to everyone!!!

BFP at 11dpo!!

I'm so excited to be posting this!! This month I told my DH that I was sick of getting BFNs and we were going to try really hard this month. In October I had a really long cycle with some faint BFPs, but they were all blue dye so I'm not sure if it was a chemical or just evaps. Anyway. I started taking Geritol after some research and that convincing motto "There's a baby at the bottom of every bottle." We also followed the SMEP method and used preseed during the fertile window. I didn't get many symptoms except before 6dpo. On 6dpo I woke up with the worst charlie horse in my leg. The only other time I had this was when I was pregnant with DD. I also started getting tired earlier and had a couple days when I woke up with a headache that lasted all day. The other thing I noticed was that my temps were lower than they usually are in the 2ww. There was still a clear temp shift, just not as high. I didn't really feel different, but my instincts told me this was the month. I usually drink alcohol through the 2ww, but not this time. Not even on NYE. Good luck to all you ladies!!!

Well THAT caught us off guard! :)

Hello, A short little background on me and DH. DH is 34, I'm 31 and we were TTC for 8 months. We have no kids yet so this is our first and we are so excited!! :) We weren't trying for a couple cycles due to me needing surgery and we didn't want to push it back. My cycle started December 9th and that was supposed to be our buffer month - the one to get us back into a routine to actively try this month. Now, onto our BFP and I hope I can give you ladies some excitement and hope. We decided to use Preseed but wait on using the full amount in December. All we did was use some on myself and a little on him. Maybe the size of a dimes worth on me. It wasn't much. I decided not to temp or use OPK's. We just had some fun and enjoyed each other. We did manage to have fun the week I was supposed to be fertile but I couldn't tell you what day I O'ed. I believe it was 3 times. That's it. And then I didn't think about anything after that. I didn't feel a thing for a while - no PMS symptoms but I wasn't ruling that in my favour. I had been let down so many times before that I couldn't handle any more disappointment. A few days before I tested, I did notice symptoms but I assumed they were PMS. All they were was cramps that felt like af, headches, tiredness and feeling nauseous. The one thing I didn't notice at the time was I didn't have my usual chocolate craving but that wasn't until the night before I tested. I tested the day before af was to arrive to prepare myself for her arrival and the next thing I knew I was seeing a second line. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope, DH looked and he saw it too!! It was pretty dark for testing early. We went and got some FRER's and a digital one. Over the night and the next morning, I got BFP's! I even took another digital one on Sunday and it said I was 2-3 weeks, which translates to 4-5 full weeks. So everything's right on schedule. Just waiting for my blood work to essentially comfirm my BFP! Ladies, I know we only tried for 8 months but the emotional roller coaster is real. Every time a BFN is staring you in the face, it's easy to just give up and want to forget the whole thing. It's NORMAL to feel that way. It's NORMAL to feel upset about hearing someone else get a BFP. (I fully expect that when you read this message.) But do one thing for me: Don't ever give up! Keep trying and keep pushing until you get your BFP OR you get some answers. Please - this is such an incredible thing that I want you ALL to experience this one way or another. Babydust to you all. I'm going to continue to come back to the TTC boards to see how everyone is doing! <3

Stop Stressing, relax, and just let it happen.

I had three kids at a young age 16, 17, 19. At 21 I got my tubes tied because it was clear that things were not going to work out between my kids father and I. I vowed that if I ever had kids again that my husband would love me enough to understand why I tied my tubes and we would untie them if he truly wanted kids. (It seemed so simple) Flash forward 6 years later I meet the man of my dreams and he has no kids. We get married, untie tubes and after a year of trying NOTHING! Super depressed we tried and finally we stop trying and BOOM I was pregnant. One week later we miscarried. So with the hope and assurance that the surgery worked we tried again and nothing for another year and half. In October 2015 I started clomid. The first cycle failed. I was so livid on the next cycle I was like "F THIS! I don't want to try, I don't care anymore." I stopped researching every symptom. Wishing every pregnant women was me. Hoping that I was next. Jealous of my friends for being pregnant with ease. While I was stuck here trying for yet another year paying for infertility meds. I completely rejected the idea that I would even be pregnant. I would say 'NO SORE BOOBS NO PREGNANCY" So much so I didn't even test before it was time to see my doctor. I didn't realize how addicted I was to researching every symptom in every forum. It was actually depressing me. Not caring if I was or not was much less stressful. When I suppose to go get my meds for the third cycle of Clomid they made me take a test. She told me it was negative. While waiting for the my paper work the nurse calls the Dr. and she says "IT'S POSITIVE!!!" (I told them Dr.'s aren't suppose to lie to their patients. It's rude." lol) Blood test confirmed! I used Preeseed, Mucinex, Clomid and Estradol. On the last cycle and while BDing DH would tell me to just relax. I guessed it worked. 1-16 DPO NO SYMPTOMS, NOTHING AT ALL! Don't be discourage if you don't have any symptoms. I would swear I had every symptom there was and every time it was Negative. I was a POASA. I would squint at every PT thinking there was a line. There never was. I'm 5 weeks and 3 days now and I have sore boobs and I'm so incredibly hungry all the time. Good Luck! Prayer works! Gory be to God he knew when the right time was.

Ahhhh!!!!!! 14 dpo

Okay okay I literally just got my bfp!! Told hubby celebrated and now I HAVE to tell y'all! Ok so I bought two namebrands of dt tests today, assured and new choice. Took the assured this morning after I had peed twice and got a line so faint I didn't believe it. Hubby felt sure it was positive so I posted in am I pregnant? They never even posted it to the site but I waited to pee 4 hours and took the new choice.... Big fat freaking positive!!!!!!!! We have been trying for 7 or 8 months and I had lost hope.. I didn't have many symptoms except one itchy nipple, being extra sleepy, and aversion to alcohol. I go through phases when I am extra sleepy so I didn't really count that. Also, I hardly drink anymore since ttc so when two drinks made me want to go to sleep last night I didn't really even consider it a red flag. Gosh hubs was so mad when he had to let me take a 2 hr nap before the ball dropped lol now he feels bad! We had been using opks but DID NOT this month... I think all of our Christmas distractions helped relieve the baby making stress and made this possible. (: