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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!

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
CD2-Period
CD3-Period
CD8-BD
CD10-BD
CD12-BD
CD14-BD
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!!

BFP at 14 DPO. Zero Symptoms!

Hello Ladies!
I have survived on these BFP stories while I was TTC. Keeping the promise I made to myself that I will post mine, when I get my BFP, Here Goes:

I have a 28 days very predictable cycle.
1-10 DPO: nothing.
11DPO: Very Very tiny spot of blood. It was the size of the poppy seed literally.
12DPO: Again a spot of blood. This time bigger. It looked like a small thin string around an inch long. I was obviously shattered!
13DPO: Surprisingly Nothing. AF arrives the very next day after spotting.
14DPO: convinced myself to Test using FMU. Instant BFP on Clearblue :D
Tested again in the afternoon. BFP again! :)

I have Symptom spotted for the last few months like crazy but when I got my BFP I had none! When I say none, I mean that the symptoms were the same as when I get my AF. So around 12DPO-14DPO every month I start getting Slightly sore boobs, watery CM, Yellowish CM, Milky white CM and EWCM - all one after other. My tummy makes loud rumbling sounds and I get itchy down there. I had exactly these symptoms on the exact same DPOs like every month. This month was no different in Symptoms but this month I am Pregnant! :D :D

I hope my Story gives you some hope, Ladies! All the best and fingers crossed for all of you!

-Jugadu!

BFP with very irregular cycles!

I am sharing my story here, hoping it will help the women with irregular and anovulatory cycles.
I have always had irregular cycles, ranging from 29 to 61 days. When we started TTC 8 months ago, I had little hope that getting pregnant would be easy. I had two very long (61 and 54 days) anovulatory cycles right when we started. Four months passed with no hope of me getting pregnant.
Then I started taking Agnus Castus (Vitex) daily.
Finally I started ovulating again, if very late (CD22 to CD26)! We timed BD perfectly, but 3 more months passed with no results. Then, this month, I started using Preseed and taking Antenatal pills (Biocare), and boom, pregnant!
Not sure if it's thanks to Preseed or the antenatal pills, but they surely didn't hurt. However, I would recommend to anyone who has very irregular cycles and is not sure they're ovulating Agnus Castus. I am sure it did kickstart my body into ovulating again.

In terms of symptoms, I had almost zero. In fact I was convinced I wasn't pregnant!

1DPO - Sore breasts, but this is completely normal for me post-ovulation, so not a symptom really
2DPO to 8DPO - Nothing, except my breasts being very tender
9 DPO - Sore breasts, watery CM, very light cramps, barely noticeable. BFN
10DPO - More sore breasts. BFN
11DPO - Very faint line on internet cheapie, but it didn't look like an evap. I bought a FRER to double check and voila, BFP!

To everyone who is worrying because they ovulate late, don't worry, you can still get pregnant!
This is my first, hope everything goes well!

OMG I literally can't believe it!!! Shaking and can't concentrate!

Did a first response today just because I couldn't wait a couple more days for my period. Within a few seconds the second line showed up! (11dpo) Albeit faint - but certainly not a squinter! Pinching myself. Gave Hubby an early Christmas present all wrapped up with the test inside and a baby grow saying ' I love my Daddy- he's funny!' (I'd bought it a few months ago waiting to be able to give it to him). Wrote a tag inside saying 'Mummy is looking after me for a while and keeping me safe on her tummy but I can't wait to meet you!'

To be honest it really just felt like my period was coming. It still does!

1-6 dpo - 1dpo a little spotting- probably from ovulation. Then nothing- but bbt temps went down after the ovulation spike. Right up til 6dpo.

6-7 dpo- spike again - to over 36.9.

7-10 dpo- spotting- I'm a regular spotter and this month has been particularly crazy with the spotting!! All over the shop. When I say spotting I do mean brown CM. other months it progressed to dark blood and then red then period. Not this time. Also other months only started spotting from 10dpo. Not 7dpo.

Also ever so slight soreness in breasts- but honestly- the same as every other month- so just thought it was my period.

Only other symptom that was worth noting was a ridiculously slight ache in my actual belly button a couple of times. Saw others had said similar too on here, which is really odd. But I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't have been sitting down quietly at work.

11dpo- less spotting. Slight brown when wiped once. Took first response for the hell of it as I'm impatient and within 10 seconds the second line came up!!

And here we are. Still don't quite believe it. hubby wants precisely 5 more tests before he's fully convinced ha ha.

FYI- hope for all those regular spotters- this cycle I had the most spotting I've ever had!! It was crazy throughout! But I do mean spotting- as in brown. I think my body was clearing itself out. Anyway- don't let anyone tell you it will make it harder to conceive. This is only cycle 4 since coming off the pill. And I've been on it for years!!!! And I'm 29. So don't be disheartened if you body likes to spot.

Also- be confident that you know your own body. I never listened to this 'first morning wee' for opk's nonsense. It's technically supposed to be the highest concentration. But afternoon urine was always better for me! Always. My body was changing quickly too during ovulation from high fertility to peak- a morning test would be flashing smiley and by the afternoon it was static (clear blue highest levels of LH). Test more if you have the money but equallydon't drive yourself crazy if it stressses you.

I just personally found I felt way more in control and it made me more confident in knowing my body.

This was also the very first month using preseed. That stuff is a bloody miracle worker! Now I know it probably wasn't all down to this but I'm damn sure it helped as I have quite sparse CM. put it this way- it can't hurt!!!

Please feel welcome to ask questions. I stalked this board for months and felt it only right to add to it.

I've posted my bbt chart here. Am stopping taking temps from now on as I don't want to freak myself if they fluctuate.

Baby dust to all!!!!!

Xxxx

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