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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 After Complete Septum & Asherman's Syndrome!!!!

I have been looking at this site for the past year now. I am 27 and DH is 28. I had a miscarriage in
August of 2011 and never had another period. After visiting an RE, it was discovered I had a
compete septum that separated my uterus in half which gave me 90% chance of miscarriage. On top
of that, the right side of my uterus was completely closed shut with scar tissue (known as
Asherman's Syndrome) from D&Cs.

Somehow, my husband and I managed to conceive and carry my son to full term in July of 2010.
We never knew I had a septum as it was never picked up on ultrasound and I didn't have
Asherman's yet. My son is truly a miracle and we are so blessed to have him.

After 3 surgeries after the miscarriage in August for a scarred shut cervix, removal of my septum,
and Asherman's Syndrome, and after months of horrible hormones (high doses of estrogen) I am SO
happy to announce we finally got a BPF at 10dpo!! I am also on Progesterone suppositories for a
luteal phase defect. I take them 3 days after I ovulate until 13 weeks pregnant.

I will have to see my RE for the 1st 13 weeks due to high risk of miscarriage in the 1st trimester so
I am praying to God this little miracle sticks :-)

I didn't have a ton of TWW symptoms, but here they are:

1 DPO - bloating from ovulation (normal)
2 - 6 DPO - tired from the Progesterone, sore boobs also from Progesterone, nothing else
7 DPO - Increased wet/creamy CM. This was a hint for me because I am usually bone dry after
ovulating until my period. Slight lower backache.
8 DPO - Increased CM, lower backache on and off all day. FMU= BFN
9 DPO - same as 8DPO. light cramping on and off. FMU= BFN...until I go back 10 minutes later and
I see the slightest of lines. I thought maybe I was imaging the line or it was an evap so I saved the
test and of course secretly looked at it at least 20 times yesterday :-) DH doesn't know I've been
testing. I was supposed to wait until 14 DPO...oops hehe
10 DPO - Temp has been the same for the last 4 days, 98.1 so I think I'm out and the line I saw
yesterday was in my head. I was nervous to take another test this morning because I didn't want to
be let down. I took it and it looked negative for the first 2 minutes until finally a light purple line
started to show up. It was POSITIVE! Thank you LORD!

Things we did this month:

Used Pre-Seed as lubricant
Used OPKs
BD every other day until positive OPK, then every day for 3 more days
Stayed in bed every night after BD

* Don't worry Ladies, you can get your BFP after all kinds of problems and set backs!! We feel so
blessed and now we hope this baby makes it 9 long healthy months! 

BFP!!! I Took My Fertility for Granted!!

I just received my BFP today, after 6 months of trying!!

A little background: I am 36 and DH is 35. We have 3 kids and after the 3rd child, I got the Mirena
IUD. We were very fertile and would get pregnant without even trying. I got the Mirena because I
wanted to avoid getting pregnant again and I absolutely, positively, regret that decision. I removed
the Mirena in August 2011 and was directed by my obgyn to wait 2 months before attempting to
conceive. Imagine my absolute surprise when I did not get pregnant on the 1st try in November,
2011! I did not completely panic but I did begin to research things like "conception after Mirena"
and "conception after 35".

I also learned about OPKs and got really obsessed with trying to conceive message boards! Well
month after month passed, with tons of symptoms and negative pregnancy tests. I finally went
to see my obgyn 2 weeks ago and told her that I was concerned that something was terribly
wrong. She informed me that my past experiences with pregnancy were atypical and that most
couples do not conceive immediately. She also told me that since I am over 35 that it could take
longer and that I should relax, enjoy intimacy with my husband and if I was not pregnant by my
annual exam in August, she would refer me to an RE for more options. She did recommend that I
track my BBT to better understand my ovulation patterns. BBT tracking had been the one thing that
I had been reluctant to do and was the only thing that my doc recommended.

My LMP was on April 1st and DH and I BD on April 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 (whew!!... a lot with 3
active kids aged under the age of 7!). On CD 10, after BD, I spotted and on CD 12, I had EWCM with
and spotted again after BD. I web searched "spotting around ovulation" and learned that this can be
a great sign of fertility! I had a major temp spike on CD 15 from 97.18 to 98.17! I also got a
negative OPK on CD 15, confirming that I ovulated on either CD 13 or 14.

My symptoms were as follows:

1dpo- a lot of watery CM and a dull headache
2dpo- creamy, lotion-like CM and a dull headache
3dpo- creamy, lotiony CM
4dpo- brownish discharge, creamy CM and EWCM, all at once (what the heck?!?!)
5dpo- dry CM, vivid dreams began (all sexual in nature!), temp dip
6dpo- dry CM, vivid dreams, woke up at 3am, odd as I NEVER wake up before my alarm clock!,
temp back up
7dpo- dry CM, mildly tender BBS (odd as I am usually tender after O, big sign for me), up at
3am again
8dpo- dry CM, mildly tender BBs, strong metallic taste! (big sign, never had this with prior
pregnancies), exhaustion, crampy, up at 3am
9dpo- dry CM, exhaustion, mild cramps, up at 3am
10 dpo- lotiony CM, tired, BBs more tender, woke up at 3am, crampy, can't lay comfortably on
my stomach
11dpo- dry CM, vivid dreams, BBs more tender, crampy, up at 3am, something is definitely up!!
Got a positive OPK! I knew something was up, there is NO WAY that I could be ovulating!
Fortunately I had peed in a cup and I got up the courage to take the clear blue digital pregnancy
test. While it was blinking, I got in the shower, then checked my work email, then called DH,
who had called when I was in the shower. Right as he answered the phone, I walked over to the
pregnancy test and nearly fainted, BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DH kept saying hello and I was speechless, I told him to come home right away, he was headed to
the gym. He rushed home and I said babe, call your parents and tell them that we won't be home
for Xmas. He said. "Why not? What's going on?" I said "we will be having a baby!!!!!" He was in
shock and disbelief and asked me if the test was correct? LOL! I have my sonogram on May 29th
and the baby is dune January 6th.

Things I did different this month:

BBT charting and pre-seed. We used pre-seed before but only as a lubricant. This was the 1st
month that I used the insertion tubes and I used a full tube each time we BD. After this
experience, I know what it feels like to want a baby more than anything and to continually
receive BFNs. It doesn't matter if it's your 1st or your 4th, when you want to baby, you literally
live in 2 week increments. Contrary to my doctor's advice, I never relaxed and this site was my
constant companion. I am grateful to have found such a supportive community and I am elated
and over the moon to be pregnant with our 4th and final child! I am praying for a happy and
healthy 9 months.

Beautiful baby dust to you all! 

TTC After 4 Months

1 to 6 dpo very emotional (could count that up to be the problems I was going through)
creamy cm starting at 5 dpo
7 dpo bbs sore swollen gassy creamy cm
8 dpo imp bleeding that night or this morning really creamy cm feel lots of pressure in abdomen cramps that felt like gas pain maybe?
9 dpo light bleeding took a 10 miu ultra sensitive test vfp waited three hours and had a strong line on frer and a positive digi

Things we did different:

Used Pre-seed, laid down for ten minutes after, dh made sure I orgasmed with him

Good luck to all

BFP With Preseed First Use

I just wanted to add my story as I go my BFP yesterday after trying for 4 months. The only thing I did differently was use Preseed internally.

I was tracking ovulation with OPKs but can't say I had success with these. I had a 32 day cycle so roughly knew when I'd ovulate and we did it every day or every second day leading up to and a few days after ovulation.

Also we used applicators for Preseed. Used about 2.5 g not full amount suggested. Had tried it once externally last month but found it irritated us for some reason.

Now due early dec 2012 before Xmas!!

Good luck everyone!!

BFP After 6 Months TTC And 1 Month Of Preseed!!!

I found this website about 2 months ago. Have been TTC for 6 months. Some background on me:
26 ½ years old
Tall and over weight but do not look very over weight because I am tall
Dental Hygienist, body is always hurting
28-30 day cycles
Husband is 30
Been married for one year
On birth controls pills for 9 years
Been on New Chapter prenatal vitamins for 6 months

I really thought I would be one of those girls who got pregnant the first month off the pill. I always felt that I was fertile myrtle. My periods before and during the pill where clock work. Before the pill, had horrible cramps and a heavy flow. So, going off the pill to conceive sucked! I went right back to those teenage years with bad breakouts, heavy periods, and CRAMPS!!! Ahhh!

We started in September TTC, even did ovulation tests. October, I had light spotting for 2 days. Thought it was implantation bleeding. Then got my period. Same thing in November and December but cried and cried when I got my period. By January I was over it and as soon as I saw blood, I put a tampon in and went on my merry way. I got very irritated, angry, confused, and stressed about not being pregnant which I am sure did not help. Skipped even trying in February. Then March we tried but not crazy tried. I just didn’t think too much into it. And what would you know.

February 28 - first day of period
March 11 – bed
March 12- 13 bed, orgasm after him with vibrator
March 14th got a positive on ovulation test, no sex he was tired. Normally I would have pushed and been crabby but I let it go
March 15 1DPO – bed, orgasm after him with vibrator
2 – 6DPO – nothing but sore boobs which is normal
7DPO – got a very distinct sharp stabbing cramp in middle of uterus for about 20sec then went away. Happened at about 8pm
8DPO – nothing crazy, sore boobs normally would go away by now or at least let up but they HURT
9DPO – nothing, sore boos, VERY faint line on internet cheapie test. Husband couldn’t see it
10DPO – lower left back ache for about an hour, faint line is definitely there!!
11DPO – boobs hurt, faint line got a little dark but still faint
12 DPO – broke down and took and expensive Clearblue and it said pregnant!!
Missed period on March 28. Internet cheapie test finally got dark on this day but still not control line dark. It’s getting there!
I had wayyyyyyyyy more symptoms when I was wasn’t pregnant! These last 6 months I had sore boobs, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, hot flashes, cold flashes, CRAMPPING. But when I finally get pregnant, the only symptom I had was very sore boobs. No dark nipples, no crazy blue veins. Just noticeably sore boobs.

What I did different this month:
Finally stopped spending money every month on expensive test and ordered a 50 count bag of internet cheapies from Amazon for like 9 bucks. This was I could test whenever I want to and not feel bad! Also ordered Preseed. Love this stuff! I honestly think this stuff might have been why we conceived. I do not like lube but this didn’t feel like lube. We always use our spit at first which might be why we never conceived before? Also, had big O with vibrator after he did. This was a first for me to do it after but I was trying anything!! Of course the first month I buy all this stuff, I conceive :))) Called the OB GYN and they said they don’t wanna see me till 8 weeks. So I am planning the waiting game till then.

Thank You, God! BFP With Irregular Cycles!

First, a little about me: I am a pretty impatient, obsessive person. Sound like anyone else out there? :) I guess impatience and obsessing goes hand-in-hand along with TTC, but I had no idea the places trying to make a baby would take my imagination. The nights spent laying awake in bed wondering if there was something wrong with me or my husband were awful. I pray that all of you will get your BFP's soon and know that even when you believe it won't happen - those two little lines pop up and suddenly all the days spent obsessing and nights of worry melt away...trust me, it will be worth it.

I'm 30, DH is 31. I came off the pill in November 2011 and (naively) assumed that I would get pregnant immediately. My first cycle was 45 days long, and I had a +OPK on CD 29. The next cycle was 32 days long with my +OPK falling on CD 17. This cycle my +OPK was on CD 29, and by this time I was fed up with my crazy cycles! We BD'd on CD 25, 28, 29, and 1 DPO. I had EWCM but also used PreSeed and put my legs (ok, and butt) up the wall for about half an hour afterwards. I don't know if the 'legs up' approach worked to help the swimmers on their way, but hey, it can't hurt!

Because I had become very frustrated this cycle, I didn't record any symptoms, but I'll do my best to recall what was going on:

1-3 DPO: Very light cramping. Maybe not even worth noticing, but I was TTC! I did eat 1/5 of a pineapple each day from 1-5 DPO.
4 DPO: I had my annual OB exam, and had my PAP done. I saw spotting afterwards, but it was clearly from the exam.
5-9 DPO: Nothing.
10 DPO: We had a semen analysis scheduled for DH, so I tested that morning to see if we could skip it. BFN.
11 DPO: Nothing
12 DPO: Slight cramping. Checked my cervix for the heck of it and saw a tiny 'thread' of blood mixed in some nearly EWCM. Figured it was the start of AF, so didn't think it meant anything.
13 DPO: Slight cramping.
14 DPO: Slight cramping
15 DPO: BFP! I tested first on a Dollar Tree test, and then on a FRER. Both definite positives! Yay!!! I waited to test again because I was sick of seeing BFN's in other cycles (I'm and POASaholic).

My husband is out of town until the end of this week, so I won't tell him until I see him face to face! This will be a long string of days ahead! Praying for a healthy baby that that Lord has seen fit to bless us with! Baby dust to all of you, and I want to send some love to my ladies in the Baby Bloomers circle! XOXO

BFP After 5 Cycles

I must say that thanks to prayer and pre seed, my DH (29) and myself (28) were able to confirm on Friday, 09 March 2012 that we are expecting our first child and hopefully it sticks. I have been glued to this site since I could remember and I wanted to give someone hope just as many women have given me. I have suffered as MC when I was 23 or 24 years old and haven't bothered to really try again until I was married. Well here goes everything. I thought something was wrong with me because I had endometriosis when I was younger and had surgery. Lately I discovered I had severely thick CM which was probably trapping his soldiers from swimming upstream and realized why me and DH haven't produced. So I used pre seed this previous month and we BD everyday since my period ended on 12 Feb 2012...well here are the symptoms:

BD from 14 Feb- 25 Feb (I used pre seed everyday)

Believed to have O'ed between 22 Feb- 24 Feb

1 dpo: Was extremely dizzy while doing physical training; been gassy 2 dpo-7 dpo: gassy, small breast twinges, frequent potty trips, headaches, can't sleep at night...neither can dear husband

6 dpo: Implantation bleeding ?? period on the way?? hmmmm...very emotional, got in a argument with DH wanted to cry but couldn't.

8dapo-12 dpo: Erect nipples, me and DH have vivid dreams, bathroom trips get worse, I don't feel like AF symptoms are as strong as they usually are... something is up I'm getting suspicious..

13 dpo: Day of expected period...hmmmm now I'm really feeling suspicious. Was scared to take a test. Co worker forced me to take one. I POAS and she screamed through the motorpool hallways "OMG YOU'RE PREGNANT!" I said "WHAT?!" There it was two lines...very strong. Going to the clinic on my army post to confirm pregnancy and how far along I am. God is great! This is the moment we've been waiting and praying for and I hope this bean sticks. Baby dust to everyone out there trying.

Note: If you haven't tried pre seed, I recommend it. We got pregnant this very cycle! YAAAAY God is sooo good!

My BFP After 3 Months :)

I have to say this site has given me great advice and helped me get through
my two week wait :)
Married: November 12, 2011

What we did differently: OPK's and Preseed!
BD: 2/13, 2/15, 2/16, 2/18, 2/20, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24

2/16 +OPK
DPO 1 no symptoms
DPO 2 UTI (placed on safest antibiotic) unsure if the nausea and cramps were from that
DPO 3 hot flashes, muscle aches, 99.7 temp (cured with 2 Tylenol after 4 hours without relief)
DPO 4-7 no crazy symptoms other than some cramping on and off on the right side and radiating to the middle and sometimes to my lower back.
DPO 8-10 no cramping, tired all the time, heartburn after each meal, boobs increasingly tender, nipples achy
DPO 11 overnight had dream I was pregnant, took test in am with clear blue digital... Positive!!!

What I noticed was different this month: cramping after ovulation, random fever, heartburn, tiredness

My husband and I are soo excited. Praying our little bean sticks :) Congrats to all those expecting and praying for those still waiting.

BFP on our 3rd Month of Trying

I've stalked this site for over a year and loved reading the stories. My DH and I decided to start trying in Dec 2011. After doing EVERYTHING we were supposed to do it didn't happen until lucky month 3!

This month we actually were both working away from home, so it was difficult to work out the BD time, I originally thought this month would be a write off.

I didn't have any symptoms other than slightly sore BBs starting about 7DPO (but nothing I would have noticed if I wasn't TTC), also today I felt extremely tired and dazed. I didn't use OPKs this month so not entirely sure when I O'd.

What we did different:
Used PRESEED!
BD for a few days after O, not just the few days before.
I hope my pregnancy is a healthy one :)

I would recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility, it really helped explain what was going on with my body through out the month.

Baby Dust xoxox

BFP!! Thanks to Clomid and Pre-Seed!!

So background - ever since I was a teenager I never had regular periods and was not on BCP. Growing up I probably had 1-2 a year MAX. Years ago I had charted my BBT, showing flat temps and no ovulation for up 4 months. Periods were only induced with Provera. PCOS had been ruled out via blood work and no diagnosis was given for my anovulatory cycles.

Now that I'm 27 and recently married, my hubby and I decided to start trying. I started charting my BBT again for a few months after getting off of BCP, with no ovulation detected. I took these charts as well as my older charts to my OBGYN and asked if I could be put on a round of Clomid.

They started me off on 100 mg, CD 3-7, unmonitored. The first round I felt like I was going to O (pains in ovaries, EWCM) but unfortunately no shift in my BBT and 0.3 for progesterone on "CD21." Discouraged I met with the OBGYN again and asked if I could get a trigger shot. I felt like my body was so close to O'ing that it just needed that extra push. He agreed and we started round 2 with ultrasound monitoring of follicle growth and hcg trigger shot.

Along with this 2nd Clomid round, we used Pre-Seed and I took Robitussin (Guaifenesin) CD 13-15, prenatal vitamins and DH had been taking Zinc and Selenium for the past 2 months.

Well, all of that combination worked! Here's a breakdown of my symptoms notes in hopes it will help someone else as the stories in this website have helped me:

CD 3-7 - 100mg Clomid
CD 8-11 - Twinges/pressure mostly over left ovary (LO) but some felt over right ovary (RO).
CD 12 - 1st and only ultrasound to check follicles. RO 1 follicle @ 10mm, LO 1 follicle at 14mm and 2+ @ 10mm!!
CD 14 - 5,000 IU hcg trigger shot! Watery CM. BD w/Pre-Seed
CD 15 - Ovulation day! Felt ovulation happening! An hour or two of AF like cramps and back ache followed by lots of pressure over LO (I swear I heard a pop-pop!). Watery CM. BD w/Pre-Seed (and it hurt. Cervix was very tender)
1DPO/CD16 - Confirmed temp rise, EWCM, nipples sore (was going to BD but was just too tired)
2DPO/CD17- Creamy CM, nipples sore
3DPO/CD18 - Woke up with a pounding headache. Ovaries a little sore when out for a run. Creamy CM, nipples sore
4DPO/CD19 - Tons of creamy CM. Weird tightness in uterus area - not really cramps just pressure. Fatigue
5DPO/CD20 - Tons of creamy CM. Nipples slightly sore. Tightness and slight burning in uterus all day. Fatigue
6DPO/CD21 - Tons of creamy CM. Nipples slightly sore. Fatigue
7DPO/CD22 - Small amount creamy CM. Nipples sore. AF-like cramps and backache for 3-4 hours then completely went away. Felt awful all day long.
8DPO/CD23 - Dry CM. Nipples sore
9DPO/CD24 - Small amount creamy CM. Nipples sore. FRER using FMU - BFN. FRER again at 4pm, might be seeing a line but DH can't see it. Calling it another BFN. AF-like cramps and backache (have them only for an hour or so)
10DPO/CD25 - Creamy CM, Nipples sore. Nose stuffed up, slept with mouth open (screwed up temping, grr!). Dry mouth and headache waking up (felt as if I was hung over). FRER w/ FMU - I and DH see a *pink* line!!!! BFP!!!!!! AF-like cramps backache again for an hour or so.
11DPO/CD26 - Creamy CM, Nipples sore. Slept with mouth open again due to stuffy nose. Dry mouth and headache waking up (felt as if I was hung over). FRER w/ FMU slightly darker BFP!!

My number one give away was the intermittent AF-like cramps and backache a week before AF was due. I never thought this day would come! I thought it would take us years to conceive but we are extremely blessed and fortunate!! Waiting to take the beta blood test later this week!!!

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