I am yet another gal that stalked this site in my 2ww's, so I wanted to share to help others out there TTC in the 2ww! I wanted to share our success because I truly believe combining Preseed with the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor made ALL THE DIFFERENCE! I'd read many reviews for both products of people conceiving after the first try, and it worked for us.
I've always had a very regular 28 day cycle for years as well as ovulation pain, but had experienced some irregularities since beginning TTC, which began to worry me (when thinking of how to "catch" my ovulation window.) In the 3 months before our *BFP* we BD'd almost everyday, I took basal temp like it was my job, and I'd obsessed over every little symptom...
After reading that I needed to relax, I kept myself busy with everything else around me and denied myself my "symptoms," did NOT temp (my doc told me I didn't need to) and just relaxed—and also added PRESEED & CBEFM, as I mentioned above... and *BFP!!!!* Also, RESIST the urge to test before your missed period. I really think it psychologically messes with a gal.
I read this method on a site for the CBEFM of skipping a few days while "High Fertility," then BD'ing a couple more days after the "window is over, it worked...
Here's what we did:
-2 DPO— First day the CBEFM read "High Fertility" ... SKIPPED BD today.
-1 DPO— 2nd "High Fertility" on CBEFM; BD using Preseed (w/Applicator) OV DAY— "PEAK Fertility" on CBEFM; BD using Preseed (w/App)
1 DPO— SKIPPED BD
2 DPO— 3rd "High Fertility" on CBEFM; BD using Preseed (w/App)
3 DPO— "Low Fertility" on CBEFM;BD using Preseed (w/App)
4 DPO— SKIPPED BD
5 DPO— "Low Fertility" on CBEFM;BD using Preseed (w/App)
16 DPO— AF due today... No sign. Promised myself NOT TO TEST BEFORE MISSED AF, and there it was "Pregnant" on a CBE Digi Test!!!!!!!!!!! BFP!!!!!
Another note of symptoms: As I said, I didn't pay much attention, but I did keep track of REALLY noticeable changes in my body before I got my BFP. My bbs were VERY sore, and felt like RAZORS cutting my nips (TMI!) and I also picked fights with my hubby everyday for almost a week—we rarely fight. He even responded to me one night by saying, "You're pregnant." He said he knew before we even tested. :-)
Hope this post helps! Highly recommend Clear Blue Easy Fert Monitor (worth EVERY PENNY) and Preseed... BABY DUST TO ALL YOU GALS OUT THERE!!!!