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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 age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)


I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.

15 Long Months. Finally pregnant with our first at 9 dpo

After 15 long months, we are finally pregnant! I wanted to submit my story because I really benefited from reading these stories throughout my time TTC. A quick back story is that my husband and I were trying to conceive for our first as soon as we were married. Me (31) and my husband (30) want 4 children and we figured we'd better get on it. I had heard from my co-workers and friends how challenging TTC can be, so we thought we try. We found out the hard way that trying to have a baby isn't so easy.

I tried everything under the sun during these 15 months including tracking basal body temperature, opks-both cheap and expensive, preseed, coq10, cod liver oil, fertiliaid, vitex, prenatals, Femara, progesterone, municex, eating pineapple, consuming high fat dairy products during ovulation, waiting 15 minutes after sex with legs up on the headboard, softcups, sperm-meets-egg-plan, daily sex during fertile window, sex every other day, cutting caffeine and alcohol, detoxing, yoga to stimulate fertility, exercise, decreasing exercise, and husband taking supplements including fish oil, coq10, and men's daily vitamin. I tried everything I read within reason.

After about 6 months of TTC I went for a preconception appointment. Within a couple months of that I was having inconsistent results on OPKs and I was prescribed Femara to promote ovulation and progesterone to encourage implantation. My husband had a semen analysis that came back all good as well. I stopped using digital OPKs because I didn't feel as though I was getting an accurate reading.

12 months into TTC I got an HSG test done that came back normal. I also have had bloodwork done on my thyroid, FSH levels, AMH levels, progesterone levels, and probably others that all came back normal and healthy. There appeared to be no reason why I wasn't getting pregnant, but I wasn't. My husband and I are healthy adults who exercise regularly and eats healthy (to a degree- I love sweets :) and my husband loves beer).

15 months TTC I met with the RE who said I would likely be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She explained there was a couple more tests she could do, but that IUI with Clomid would likely be our best option, but we only had a 10% chance of that working. We could later consider IVF which has a 70% chance of working.

2 weeks later, I got a faint positive at 9 dpo. I am in shocked and cried tears of joy! I just fall to my knees and praise the Lord for this blessing! I had a feeling this might be our month!

Here's my breakdown:
Month 15

What I did differently:
Much more apathetic about trying as I knew we were meeting with the RE.
Stopped using Femara (I had been using for past 5 cycles or more)
Didn't obsess as much over timing, OPK testing, and HPTs
First month using Fertiliaid. I do not think this is the only reason I got pregnant, but I may have helped

What I used:
Preseed- great lube regardless of TTC
Tracking BBT to confirm Ovulation
OPK- cheap online strips with afternoon urine
Prenatal, CodLiver Oil, Vitex, Fertiliaid

We BD: CD 5, 10,12, 15, and 17. I think I ovulated CD 14 per OPK and BBT.

DPO: 1-5 No Symptoms. I noticed absolutely nothing which was different in other cycles. I perhaps had some fatigue, but that's also normal for me.
6-7 DPO: Spotting. I am a chronic spotter, but not this early. It was a watery brown on my underwear and when I wiped. It seemed to stop 8 dpo, but I noticed more the morning of 9 DPO.
9 DPO- brownish spotting when I wiped, but I noticed a faint line on the Wondfo brand. After 15 months- I've learned if that if you really want to see a line, you'll see a line, but I took a first response 6 days soon and saw a faint, but clear line. My first ever BFP!!! I cried and cried and praised God.

I was told I needed IUI or IVF to have a baby, but we did it all naturale! I was prepared to do whatever it took to have a baby, but God had a plan for us already.

In my 15 months TTC, 30+ women I knew personally announced their pregnancy. Please know that through this journey TTC you are not alone. Don't give up hope! Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel! For me it was sadness, anger, jealousy, resentment, hopelessness, fear, but I tried to hold on to hope, love, joy, passion, and appreciation for my marriage and life without children yet.

Don't give up hope! Continue to pray and seek support from women in your life who understand the difficulties of TTC. Good luck to all!

Hope this helps ya'll!

DPO 1: bloating, 3 bouts of very strong hiccuping, felt very run down

DPO 2: nothing

DPO 3: mild bloating, tired went to bed early

DPO 4: stuffed nose upon awakening, very tired. Had to drink coffee to make it out to dinner.

DPO 5: stuffy nose upon awakening

DPO 6:shooting pain boobs infrequently, implantation spotting (sm tan in creamy cm), bloating cramps, mostly right side abd pinching

DPO 7:shooting pain boobs infrequently, lots of creamy cm, bloating, right side abd pinching

DPO 8: bloating, pinching type pains on left or right abdomen

DPO 9: nausea at work twice (work nights) tingling in boobs, bloating, pinching in abdomen

DPO 10: Cramping, back pain, metallic taste, frequent urination, super full after eating my normal meals, feels like getting uti but not burning when peeing, super tired at work, skin dry when it is usually super oily week before period, negative amazon cheapie in am. Positive pregnancy amazon cheapie at night! Very faint line! We used preseed and ovulation predictor tests this month. 3rd month trying with our first! Good luck ladies!! :)

Number 3

Like everybody else, I obsessively stalked this website for the 4 months we tried. Even this cycle, when I was determined not to test until 14 DPO and not to obsess over my symptoms. I even had DH hide my pregnancy tests so I wasn't tempted. Every other cycle this time, my "typical" pregnancy symptoms were much stronger. I had worse breast pain, cramps, spotting, exhaustion, etc. The thing we did differently this month was I bought a Diva cup and 2 out of my 5 fertile days (I use ovulation tests) I had DH deposit his *ahem* specimen into it and laid on my back for an hour. I love DH, but 5 BD days in a row is exhausting. We used preseed only the days we used the cup, I don't tend to have a problem in the CM department. So on to the symptoms:
DPO 1-3: nothing
DPO 4: slight breast pain and creamy CM
DPO 5-6: slight cramping and breast pain, no CM
DPO 7: same cramping/breast pain, add back pain (common symptoms before AF, but seemed a little early)
DPO 8: Started having horrible anxiety, DH thinks I was having panic attacks. Same symptoms as before
DPO 9: More horrible anxiety, less cramping still breast pain, but not as bad as it should have been
DPO 10: Same, but anxiety seemed to stop mid afternoon. (at this point I'm sure I'm out, I had implantation spotting with both other pregnancies and so far absolutely nothing)
DPO 11: A little breast pain and light cramping, but what hit me today was nausea. I'm really prone to motion sickness and that's what it felt like all day. Started getting this weird sour/bitter taste in the back of my mouth. Most people think it tastes like metal, mine tasted like when you've eaten too many sour patch kids and the taste is in your mouth for hours afterwards.
DPO 12: More weird taste, but not much nausea in the morning (thinking I made it all up) but the nausea hit hard at lunch time. Just slight breast twinges and hardly anything in the cramping department. I did check my CP (I only occasionally do this) but it was definitely not as long as it usually is. Still high and medium firm. Convinced by the evening that I was pregnant. DH didn't want to let me test until 14 DPO, like I said I wanted but he gave me a test for the next morning.
DPO 13: BFP :) More nausea, can smell everything, same weird taste.

I have been convinced every other month that I was pregnant. The things different this month was no spotting, less painful breast pain, that weird taste at 11 DPO and the motion sickness. Good luck to all, hope this helped someone!

1st clomid cycle 11 dpo BFP!

Me and the hubby have been together for 9 years this year and have been trying to conceive off and on for about 4 years with no success. We literally tried everything you could think of or read of online... I decided to go see an infertility specialist in January of this year and we did a bunch of testing from blood work to HSG, everything came back normal. My doctor was talking about doing an IUI for my first cycle with them but it wouldn't be until march that we would do that due to the time it would take to do the testing. I asked if I could try clomid this first cycle and it worked! 50 mg days 3-7, I ovulated 4 days after my HSG test which may have helped! I got my positive ovulation test on CD 16, we inserted the swimmers using a softcup CD 14,15 and 16... sounds crazy but after so long of trying sometimes your just tired... which I was lol. Anyways he would go in the cup and I would insert and leave in for about 30 minutes on CD 14,15 however on CD 16 he has a little bit more volume so I decided to put some I. A syringe and slower release it in me then put the remaining that was in the softcup inside of me. I honestly had no real symptoms that were different from every other month, I felt dull pains on 6 dpo that I thought might just be in my head because I was symptom spotting, I was tired but just thought it was from work and eating bad, nipples were sore starting 8dpo but this always happens after o until af. 9 dpo I felt nauseous at night but attributed it to me eating 3 ice creams (whoops!) then 11 dpo I decided to test using target brand blue dye with second day urine at 12pm and got a very faint line which you can see in the picture... I still wasn't convinced so I bought cvs brand digital with now 3rd day urine that I basically pushed out 30 minutes after the 1st test and it came up pregnant! I'm shocked!! Going to blood work tomorrow wish me luck! Good luck ladies!!

10 dpo BFP!!

After trying for 8 months after being on BC finally got my BFP!!! Just wanted to share my story as I loved this page during the TWW.

Me and DH thought we wouldn't be able to concieve naturally as his ex thought she couldn't have kids and got pregnant twice after they split.
Everything happens for a reason. <3

Things that helped:
We both took maca for about 2 months and it was our first month using preseed around ovulation. I also tracked ovulation with cb digital ov tests.

Everyone said not too think about getting pregnant so much but it's almost impossible when you want it so bad. I just tried not to talk about it so much and stayed postive and didn't make my life revolve around it. Even told DH if we didn't get pregnant this month we were going to hold off and go on a trip!

0dpo - Got solid smiley with ov test. BD In the morning with preseed. Felt strong cramp a few hours later for about a minute in left side. Thought maybe it was gas.

1dpo - BD with preseed again. No symptoms.

2dpo - Slight Cramps. Wave of nausea. Usually get it after OV.

3dpo - Shooting pains in breasts. Slight Cramps. Normal after ov after checking symptoms last month.

4dpo - Nothing really

5dpo - Cramps in lower left side again. Went to movie and someone a few seats down was wearing strong perfume and it made me feel sick. Almost had to leave. Thought that was weird. Hemmeroids(sorry if tmi) which I've never had before. Starting thinking maybe this was a sign but figured it was still too early.

6dpo - Nothing really. Felt a bit tired.

7dpo - A bit dizzy in the morning. Felt pretty nauseas and bloated. Went away around noon. Breasts weren't sore at all which I thought was weird as they always get tender about a week before af.

8dpo - Felt really dizzy in the shower in the morning. Told DH something is up.. kept burping in the morning like I ate a huge meal. Tiny cramps mostly on left side. Felt bloated again through out the day. Nauseas.

9dpo - Dizzy again in the morning. Pizza day at work and I love BBQ chicken and I couldn't even eat it. Felt like I was gonna get sick. Knew it right then. Helping a customer in the afternoon and felt like I lost my balance for a brief second. Pinching and pulling type cramps. Went home and took a frer test. Faint BFP!!! Me and DH were skeptical.. didn't want to get too excited.

10dpo - Frer again with fmu and got another darker faint positive!! Still skeptical. Burping again. Pinching cramps mostly on left side again. Super bloated and waves of nausea. Went and got a cb digital cause I had to know and within a minute came up pregnant with 1 - 2 weeks!!! Couldn't believe it!!! Hot flashes at night.

11dpo - Nausea after eating anything. Then hungry right away. Alot of cramps going on mostly on left side. Bloated and gassy. Hot flashes at night. Took cb test just to be sure and got 2 dark lines. Still in shock. :)

Still need to see doctor to get blood work done so hopefully it sticks!! :)

Good luck to all you ladies out there!!!

BFP 12 dpo-pcos and endometriosis

I can't believe I'm actually posting this on here!!! I just posted a few days ago asking if I was pregnant according to my symptoms! I have pcos,insulin resistance and endometriosis. I've been ttc for 10 months. I've done 5 cycles of Femara,and used preseed this ONE time. The FIRST cycle I've used it!!! That stuff is AMAZING. So here are my symptoms:
+opk 1/21/17
BD 15,17,19-22

2dpo-severe lower back pain,headache
3dpo-severe lower back pain,mild cramps,headache
4dpo-mild cramps on left lower abdomen,tired,stuffy/runny nose,sore nipple
5dpo-mild cramps,gassy,emotional
6dpo-back pain,headache,acne on chest & forehead,runny/stuffy nose,tired,occasional mild cramps,emotional- took a test knowing it's too early BFN
7dpo-back pain,sneezing,emotional
8dpo-back pain,headache,gassy,starring
9dpo-starrrrving,back pain,mild cramps,gassy,emotional and I cried. BFN
10-back pain,mild cramps,headache,TIRED-BFN
11dpo-mild cramps,stuffy nose,sore BOOBS-BFN
12dpo-sore boobs,cramps-faint BFP that am. And that afternoon showed pregnant on a digital!

I had NO implantation bleeding and still have had no cm. I had a exploratory lap done Feb 2016 to remove cysts and some endo. Started Femara 2.5 MG in Oct 2016. Was planning to schedule a HSG next month!!!!

3 Months TTC BFP 13 DPO First Child

Hi Everyone! I have been obsessed with this site since I found it about 2 months ago! A little about me...I am 27 and DH is 28 and we started TTC our first child in November. We had two BFN months and then were told to try PreSeed and see if that would help. I typically have about a 27 day cycle and each time we BD'd I would lay with my legs elevated for a few minutes. During the past two months, I really watched my CM and cycle 2 I used the Clear Blue Advanced Ovulation Tracker and told myself if it wasn't that month, then I would just relax and BD every other day in the fertile time my Ovia app said , and it worked! So here are my symptoms :)
CD 1-Period
My Ovia App says I O'd on the CD 14
1DPO-I got a sore throat, runny nose and cough. Also had a little nipple soreness, but that is normal
2DPO-4DPO-Slight nipple soreness and creamy white CM. Sore throat went away
5DPO-11DPO-Cough and runny nose have been hanging on. I've been really tired after work and only wanting to lay down. I got really irritable
at work a few times, which I thought was my PMSing. One thing I did notice was that I didn't get super emotional leading up to my period. I
am a cryer when I PMS and I noticed that while watching movies/tv shows that typically make me cry, I really didn't feel much. Kinda strange for me. I also had some tiny twinges in my right ovary a few times. I thought it might be AF coming, but it didn't feel the same.
12DPO-More creamy CM when I went to the restroom. Feeling the need to go way more than usual at work. I debated with myself if I wanted to take a test, but I think God was telling me to wait, since I left my debit card at home. BD this night
13DPO-AF is supposed to come tomorrow, but not really feeling crampy like normal and I usually have brown discharge about 24 hours before AF, but I still had creamy CM. Checked my CP and it was low and firm, so I thought maybe I was out again this month. While sitting at work, I felt a couple twinges again and told myself I was going to get a test after work and see what happens. Got my beautiful BFP that night and going to the doctor today for a blood test! DH and I are over the moon and so blessed with this little miracle!

Baby dust to everyone and I hope this shows that there isn't always implantation bleeding or crazy symptoms. I really didn't feel too much and tried super hard not to over think each little thing that happened! I also highly recommend PreSeed! I've heard many success stories with it and I am living proof :)

Third BFP with Preseed

We were so excited to get a BFP today at 10 dpo! Before I list symptoms, this will be our third child conceived ion a very similar pattern- with all three we have tried for one month without PreSeed, then used PreSeed the second month. With all three, we have gotten pregnant right away with PreSeed. I also used CBFM for the first two and CB Advanced OPKs for this one. On to the symptoms because this website has gotten me through the two week wait each time I've been TTC.

1 dpo- spotting (assume from ovulation)
2 dpo- began getting cold symptoms
3-4 dpo- cold symptoms persisted but never got bad, just a nagging stuffy nose and cough
5 dpo- cold continued, sharp cramps in the morning, EWCM tinged with stringy red blood late morning
6 dpo- felt good, few symptoms if any, some pulling cramps at night before bed
7 dpo- mild cramping on and off, brown cm on underwear midday, super bloated
8 dpo- BFN with FMU, boobs began being sore to touch late morning and continued through the day, brown stringy cm in the afternoon, super bloated still, freezing at night before bed
9 dpo- boobs sore to touch off and on all day- I swear this would happen for an hour or two then they'd feel fine for a while then it would come back. Talk about second guessing! Occasional cramping off and on, small amount of the same stringy brown discharge as day before in the evening, very cold again at night- slept in a sweatshirt which I never do
10 dpo- BFP with FMU!

BFP 10 dpo

After ttc for months, my husband and I started a Whole30 Jan 1st. There were several people on my whole30 blog who had been ttc unsuccessfully (many with PCOS) and became pregnant after doing one or more Whole30s. We gave it a try and conceived during week 2 of the 30 days.
0- cd 14 O day BD
1 dpo- tired- had to take a nap
2 dpo- nothing
3 dpo- long string of ewcm when wiped
4 dpo- smelled grapefruit right when I walked into the grocery store and had to buy one. I never eat grapefruit unless I am pregnant... trying not to get hopes up. Feel car sick when I turn around to help my kids in the back seat.
5 dpo- Nauseous, gassy, car sick, diarrhea
6 dpo- Nauseous, vivid dreams, "burning cramps" then AF cramps then stopped
7 dpo- Nauseous on and off, bad indigestion, searching for Tums... haven't taken any since last pregnancy (trying not to get my hopes up), ready to go to bed at 7:30 pm
8 dpo- cramping, no appetite for lunch or supper, gassy, can barely stay awake at 10 am, tried to nap but baby woke up, backache, ready for bed at 8 pm, bfn $ store
9 dpo- feel wet down there, cramping, runny nose, cramping during exercise (big sign for me!), backache, can feel "heartbeat" in my ears when I am lying down, bfn $ store
10 dpo- burning cramps, runny nose, smelled cigarette smoke on someone and felt nauseous, exhausted, cramps, pulling behind bellybutton. Faint bfp fmu frer!! Tested again that night and faint bfp on $ store. This is early for me to get bfp.
11 dpo- bfp faint but darker fmu frer. Cramps, sore bbs, pulling behind bellybutton
12 dpo- hot sweats all night, pulling behind bellybutton. Bfp fmu frer

These symptoms are very early for me compared to my previous pregnancies. I kept telling my husband "I shouldn't be this nauseous yet" etc. Had beta blood work and my HCG is high given the day it was taken. I think that may have to do with my exaggerated symptoms. I know I O'd on cd 14 and we only dtd one time all month so I know exactly when I conceived.
Good luck and baby dust to all!!