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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 at 11 DPO!

I can't believe I'm able to tell my own story here on the TWW. I got an extremely faint BFP on First Response two days ago, after returning from a weekend vacation with my husband. I had been tired all day, slept in the car, and thought I'd POAS expecting it to be negative. Pretty soon, I saw the faintest shadow of a line. I thought I was seeing things! My husband saw it, but claimed it needed to be darker to be for real. A blood test confirmed today that I'm pregnant!

What I did differently this cycle (3rd cycle off pill):

-Started exercising a lot (tennis, biking, walking) when before I was struggling to make it to the gym
-I did NOT use OPKs because I was too busy. I judged ovulation based on CM, which occurred on CDs 9 -10. We BD every other day after my period stopped and continued until after I thought I O'd.
-Tried not to stress about it because I knew if we kept to the BD every other day schedule, we were doing everything we could
-Used Preseed externally twice of the BD

Symptoms:

1-5 DPO - Nothing
6 DPO- Headaches, nausea, constipation, and bloating
8 DPO - Backaches and cramps for a short period of time, vivid dreams
10 DPO - Headaches, vivid dreams
11 DPO - LIGHT BFP! Backaches, cramps, headaches, vivid dreams
12 DPO - Darker line and blood test. Confirmed pregnant!

Thank you to everyone who's posted their symptoms. I've stalked this website for months. I hope this is a sticky baby!! 

6 Months TTC Post-Mirena, and BFP at 11 DPO

Thanks to all of the ladies who have posted here to give me something to read in the past 6 months, and baby dust to all who are currently TTC.

A little background about me: when trying to conceive our first DD over 4 years ago, I got pregnant right away, then suffered a loss at 10 weeks. We then got pregnant very quickly again after the miscarriage was complete (within the next 2 cycles). I had been using FAM for years to chart my cycles, so I felt that I "knew all about this baby making stuff". After the birth of my DD, I got the Mirena, since I knew we didn't want to try again for a while. This past December, I got it removed, and expected TTC to be a piece of cake again, but surprise surprise, it didn't work out that way! I know 6 months isn't that long to try, but it felt long to me in comparison to the first 2 times around!

Anyhow, the only thing I did differently this month was use Pre-seed. If you are a bit older (I am 34) and your CM isn't what it used to be, I can't recommend Pre-Seed enough!

Here are my symptoms:

1-4 DPO - nipple soreness, gassy and nauseous. I always used to laugh when I read this site and people had "symptoms" this early, but I am not kidding, they were severe!

5-8 DPO - nothing at all

9 DPO - dizzy and exhausted. Hungry!

10 DPO - BBs start to get sore (normal for me) although not as severe as usual. I have trouble sleeping this night, even though I am really tired. Cramps, although not a severe as AF cramps.

11 DPO - Woke us early again (5:40, yikes!) Temp spikes up to 98.9! That is half a degree higher than the previous post-O temps. I jump out of bed and take a FRER and get a BFP. It is still faint, but turned up in less than a minute. Today I've been a little dizzy, peeing more than usual, and mild cramps continue.

Hoping for a very sticky little bean, and for a darker test tomorrow morning!

BFP After a MC in December!

My husband and I had a miscarriage this past December. Ever since then, we have been TTC. I've done everything from temping, using opks, to doing nothing at all so I wasn't "stressing" about it. Finally, 5 months later, I got a BFP! I didn't write down my symptoms this month because I always thought I was pregnant every other month, and many symptoms were the same! Haha. But there were a few things that were different that made me think I was pregnant. Here is my guess as to when I think my symptoms came.

This month I used OPKs, and actually missed the surge. Never got a positive opk. However, I was temping as well, and so I was able to pin-point ovulation that way.

1 DPO-5 DPO: Not much. Had some CM. A little queazy here and there, probably due to the hormones changing. But I'm also that person that read into every symptom. Ask my husband... EVERYTHING is a sign of pregnancy for me.
6 DPO: Had a temp dip. I think maybe this was implantation? A little queasy. Light pains in my left ovary.
7 DPO: Temp spike! Feeling pretty good about that. :) Tired. Light cramps on left side.
8 DPO: I had chapped lips! I know this doesn't sound like a big indicator, but I rarely get chapped lips. I researched and found it could be a sign of pregnancy. SCORE! I was a lot more thirsty, so I had been drinking more water. Nothing seemed to help. Super sleepy. Hot flashes as night.
9 DPO: Remember that one time I slept until 1 in the afternoon? Oh wait, that was today. Did I mention I was tired? Took a test (knowing it would be too early). BFN! Was I shocked? Not in the slightest. Still had chapped lips. I'm a Kitchen manager at a restaurant, and I was standing about 10 feet away from the ice tea machine and could smell is brewing. Hmmm... not normal. I asked a girl standing next to me if she could smell it, just to prove to myself that it wasn't normal. Heightened sense of smell (yet another pregnancy sign I told my husband I had...I added it to the list!)
10 DPO: Sleeeeeepy. I only wanted to eat fruit? Yep, for a few days in a row, that is all I wanted to eat.
11 DPO: My husband made coffee in the kitchen. I could smell it from the other room. YAY! Decided I should test again... BFN! Boo. Felt like I was out for the month. Light cramps. Constipated. Gassy (I blamed that on a pregnancy symptom too!) :/
12 DPO: Started feeling like Aunt Flo was on her way... cramps. Tired. Lower back pain. Figured it was on to next month. CM. Gassy.
13 DPO: Peeing more often. Still having cramps. Convinced I was out. SO BUMMED. Ordered a Clear Blue Fertility Monitor for next cycle with express delivery so that it would get here in time for next cycle. Little bit of CM and still gassy, which my husband found hilarious.
14 DPO: Chapped lips. Peeing a lot more. My sister told me to test to just put myself out of my misery--either I am or I'm not. I decided to take her advice and lo and behold, a faint line showed up. I was on the phone with her and I Face-timed her so that she could see the line too. Used another HPT brand and that was positive too! I started crying. Took another digital HPT that night, and it came back PREGNANT!

I praise God for this blessing. His timing truly is perfect and I'm excited for this pregnancy! He has answered my prayers to get pregnant and I'm so so so stoked. Praying for a healthy baby. :)

Things I did differently this month that may or may not have done anything:

1. Used Preseed the day before and the day of ovulation.
2. Drank grapefruit juice almost daily from the day my period ended until I ovulated.
3. Took Mucinex every day the week leading up to ovulation.

Ultimately, it was all of God! He allowed it to happen. Can't wait to meet my little blessing in January. :) 

BFP After Tubal Reversal!

Wow! I am still in shock!

Ok so about me: me 35, DH 38, TTC since Jan 2012 after my tubal reversal. I have been taking prenatal vitamins since July 2011 and vitamin B6 since March 2012.

What we did differently in the last month:
-used Preseed
-did it every other day as soon as Af started
-drank grapefruit juice at least once a day
-MOST importantly, I stopped obsessing and worrying about it!

I really, really did not think I was pregnant this cycle. I even had a surgery scheduled for today and they had to cancel it after giving me a urine test, as they do to all women here before surgery. They said that the anesthetic would put the baby at risk for being aborted. Oh, did I mention today is my birthday??? BIG DAY for me! Haha

Symptoms:
Well I went away for work and had a lot of changes in the last month so honestly I didn't notice a whole lot. The things I did notice were slight nausea at a couple of weird times and BOTH of my nipples were sore which was strange.

A couple of days after I got home, DH reminded me that we had one (pink) pregnancy test left. I told him, nah I am definitely not pregnant this month, I just don't feel it. Later that evening I thought what the heck and couldn't believe there were 2 pink lines!!! We were in shock and even though I know the test works, it didn't really sink in until the doctor told us and cancelled my surgery! Holy Cow!!

Here's hoping for a great pregnancy and good luck to everyone!!!

BFP at 9dpo!! Really Cannot Believe It.. With High BMI

OMG, I need to contribute to this fab site as it helped me so much...

I have read every single entry on this site and it has kept my mind busy every day whilst we have been TTC which is now month 4 (however 1 & 3 were out due to not getting a BD in on time and having two 104 degree fevers in the other) so really month 2..

I am a big lady however have regular ovulation cycles and very positive encouragement from my doctors... I only mention this as i am sure there are other ladies out there needing to know it is just as possible to fall pregnant with a larger size and you have just as much right to be happy about it!!

I am still in shock but so excited to write on here... my very few symptoms are..

CD 17, 18, 20, 21 & 23 = BD
CD 21-23 second +opk surge (had one at CD16 that didn't complete) - lots of ewcm (more than normal)
CD 23 - burning left ovary - only really feel pain at ovulation about 1 in 5 cycles - this was burning (BD)
O - ewcm & temp up
1- 5 DPO, noticeably dry cm, sore nipples, progressively more crazy dreams
6-7dpo, still dry cm, sore nips, itchy, moody and gassy - yuck! woke up with lots of energy
8 dpo -dry cm twinges, thirsty, moody, gassy, Itchy like MAD woke up with lots of energy - did and OPK which was a line but not 'positive' (told this was a good sign)
9dpo, dry cm (thick and white higher up) back ache, heavy uterus, nasty taste in mouth, bit sleepy, decided to test though it was to early but had just bought 4 FRER's so BFP (very faint) and + CB digital: Pregnant 1-2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband and I cannot believe it, even writing this feels so bizarre..

So what did I do..
-Took V B6 100mg (I have an 11 day luteal phase)
-Folic acid
-Used Preseed on first 4 BD's
-Didn't move for about 1 hr after BD Please pray for a sticky bean, I will believe it more in a few days passed the AF day!

Best of luck and baby dust to you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

7 Months TTC

Just got my BFP this morning!! We have been trying for 7 months and I was really starting to wonder if it would ever happen for us. DH and I are 28. It has been a hard couple of months, as a lot of our friends were getting pregnant easily. This month was different. Normally I have CM after ovulation leading up until my period.

1dpo-9dpo nothing no CM
10dpo noticed my back was really achy 11dpo my hip was hurting, but I thought it was because I had mowed the grass.
12-13dpo back hurting and hip still bothering me. I had sore breasts, but knew it could be PMS. Started noticing very little CM.
14 dpo Had a baby dream last night (probably because close friend has baby last night) and woke up twice with my breasts hurting. Almost didn't take a test, but decided I should since I would be traveling for work next week.

After DH left for work, I couldn't get back to sleep so I got up to get ready and took a test. I started brushing my teeth and the Pregnant that appeared happened SO FAST. I couldn't believe my eyes. I wanted to wait to tell DH in a fun way but couldn't wait. I called him while he was driving. We are so excited to finally see the pregnant on that test. Hopefully we don't have any problems and this little booger sticks.

We used Preseed and I drank raspberry leaf tea. DH started taking a multi vitamin daily a few months back. Baby dust to all!!! 

Pregnant With #2 After 4 months TTC!!!

DH (35) and I (32) have been trying for #2 since January 2012. We got our BFP on the 4th try. We
were already using OPK's and Preseed, and I was taking Clomid and baby aspirin and progesterone.

What we did differently this month - We both gave up coffee and drank green tea. I also tried to
drink more water.

1 DPO - Insomnia, a little crampy
2 DPO - Insomnia, felt feverish, crampy, pinches on bikini line, lots of energy
3 DPO - Lower back ache, twinges, pinches, pulling, crampy
4 DPO - Blood when blew nose, crampy, bloated, emotional
5 DPO - Blood when blew nose, hungry, crampy, lower back ache, fatigue, emotional
6 DPO - Sharp pinch in uterus that lasted 5 seconds (implantation?), Nausea
7 DPO - No symptoms
8 DPO - BFN, crampy
9 DPO - Crampy, back ache
10 DPO - Crampy, back ache, nausea, full feeling in uterus
11 DPO - BFP!!! Nausea, fatigue

Praying for a sticky bean!!!!!!!!!!! 

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

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