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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 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 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 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:
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!!!

BFP at 9 DPO With 99 Cent Store Pregnancy Test!

Before I got off the pill, I had the misconception that as soon as you get off the pill BAM, I would be pregnant! Oh, how naive I was. I couldn't have been any more wrong.

Here's my story so I can give hope to those females that are actively trying and not seeing the two pink lines or the word PREGNANT and dread every month for AF to arrive.

It has been 5 months that I've been off birth control. (since October) We weren't actively trying, but just going along with the flow however, I started to worry at month 3 when I wasn't pregnant. I started thinking I had all these different types of reproductive system disorders. I've been told that I'm somewhat of a hypochondriac. I don't disagree.

What I did different this month was MUCINEX & Preseed.
I was on Mucinex for 2 weeks because I had a cold and was quite congested plus, I heard that it thins out your cm so it wouldn't hurt since I have thick creamy cm however, this month the texture was watery and I didn't see any ewcm when I ovulated, I never do when I ovulate. Also, gave Preseed a try only used it once and half the recommend dosage amount.

I swear, I had more symptoms when I wasn't pregnant than when I am.

02/06/12 : BD
02/09/12 - 02/10/12 : Ovulated
02/10/12: BD

1 dpo : No symptoms.
2 dpo: No symptoms.
3 dpo:
- Tired
- Vivid dreams
4 dpo: Tired.
5 dpo:
- Tired. Difficult time getting out of bed.
- Vivid dreams
- Sore nipples. I never get sore nipples.
- Erect nipples.
- Irritable

6 dpo:
- Tired.
- Aching painful nipples
- Erect nipples
- Sore swollen breast. Noticeably larger and fuller.
- Veins on my breast
- Left side abdomen cramping
- Tingling belly button
- Vivid dreams
- Frequent urination
- Pregnancy test = BFN. Thinking to myself, there I go wasting another perfectly good pregnancy test knowing that it wouldn't pick up on my hcg hormones because it is way too early.

7 dpo:
- Aching painful nipples
- Erect nipples
- Sore breast
- Swollen sore breast
- Full and larger breast
- Veins throughout my breast
- Vivid dreams
- Frequent urination
- Moody

8 dpo:
- Tired
- Nipples aren't as sore
- Breast aren't as sore
- Vivid dreams
- Frequent urination
- Feel AF like cramps
- Hungry
- The symptoms seem like they are slowly fading away. Kind of bummed thinking AF is around the corner.

9 dpo :
- Tired
- AF seems like its on it's way
- Frequent urination. Having trouble holding it.
- Sore nipples
- Tender breast
- Veins on bbs
I went to the 99 cent store and picked up 4 boxes of their pregnancy test and decided to take it around 5:00 in the evening. At first only the control line had a line. I was kind of disappointed. Maybe 15 minutes later I see that there are 2 lines! However, the line was so faint and I thought that it could be also a evaporation line so I decide to test again. Again, one very faint line appears after 2 minutes!
DH and I are ecstatic about our first BFP!

10 dpo:
Just woke up right now and tested again and it is a BFP! (faint positive line)

I hope my story can inspire and help someone that is starting to lose hope. I really think Mucinex was what helped me conceive this month. Good luck ladies! :D

Happy Ending After 11 Months of TTC!

Just wanted to share my experience with all of you TTCers out there and hopefully to send you some positive energy and advice!

Background: Me 34 (started trying at 33), DH 31, 11 mos no protection approx. 6 mos. on and off TTC seriously. Used ovulation sticks (brand name and generic) to track ovulation for most of those months. Regular cycle varied from 26-30 days, so the sticks were very helpful in pinpointing ovulation!

Day 12: 5 pm, felt strong ovulation pain for a second (this never happens), positive OPK around 8pm. BD with Preseed for the first time.
Day 13: BD with Preseed.
Day 14-24: no symptoms period or pregnancy, however strange nipple pinching in the middle of the night on Day 22, this was my 1st clue something was different.
Day 24: took generic PG test that was a bonus with the OPK pack. To my surprise positive!

I am now 11 weeks with EDD of Aug. 26. The time it took TTC felt like forever! Both hubby and I are convinced the Preseed made the difference! Highly recommend!

BFP with just Relaxing! First Month!

Well half of my symptoms I would not have known were symptoms without all of your lovely stories! This is my 3rd pregnancy. Each pregnancy I got pregnant in the first month! I sort of put it down to just having sex when I was "in the mood" and not when I wasn't just because I thought I was ovulating. I didn't track temps and did not use OPKs. I did notice my EWCM though and thought I must be ovulating because it was there and I was pretty interested in my hubby ;) Anyway!

CD19 - Suspected O
BDed CD 17, 18am, 18pm, 19
1 - 3 DPO - Nothing
4 DPO - Really bad headache even though I was drinking soda. I never get headaches unless I don't drink soda that day
5 DPO - Started becoming REALLY thirsty (had no clue that was a sign) and started getting flu like symptoms (again had no clue this happens to a lot of pregnant women)
6 DPO - Notice CM hasn't dried up AT all. Cervix is REALLY high. Notice breasts starting to become tender. I pregnant?????!?!?
7 DPO - Take a test and see the FAINTEST of faint lines. No one else can see it and they call me crazy.
8 DPO - Same...SUPER faint line. Breasts are becoming more and more sore.
9 DPO - OMG I SWEAR I can see a LINE! Hubby still says I'm imagining it and it's not there. By this time I'm getting decent cramps, tired, hungry, sore BBs and everything else under the sun. I tell him I HAVE to be pregnant. If not then my body is CRUEL.
10 DPO (today) - Super faint line but now it's visible. If you can't see it you're crazy. Hubby still can't see it so I take a digital. "Pregnant" Best words ever :)

I'm thrilled to be pregnant so quickly! Just hope the baby STICKS! Good luck ladies!

Oh I used Preseed one of the times we had sex, but I used it like regular lubricant. Didn't use the applicators. Not sure if that had something to do with it though.

I now call my DH a "one hit wonder" ;) He's not amused!