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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 Pre-Seed

The two week wait was far more difficult than I ever thought it would be. We have a positive test after what felt like 8 long months and a few bouts of frustrated tears. As the months went on, we went from just taking folate, to multi-vitamins and Blackmore's Pre-Conception, to Evening Primrose Oil and Pre-Seed - and Menevit for my husband! We were trying to find answers... He got his sperm tested (we get the results today - but we know he's fine) and I got tested to see if I actually do ovulate (also supposed to get the results today!). My doctor advised me to try an OPK, which was a big help, as I have an irregular cycle (28-32 days).

I feel like our timing was off in previous months, and I didn't have much CM - so the OPK and Pre-Seed are my big tips.

0DPO - BD, no symptoms
2-4DPO - nothing
5DPO My birthday! I felt pre-menstrual cramps while I was getting ready to go out to dinner, but it was a bit too early for that. This did not stop me drinking champagne and cocktails.
6-8DPO - nothing, but my boobs were a little sore when pressed. Mild pre-menstrual cramps. It really feels like my period. On day 8, I spend a while reading this website. I start to think, 'maybe'.
9PO - I have a test in the bathroom and I know it's too early but, when I wake up, I take it anyway. After 3 minutes, BFN. I toss it in the bin and go back to bed - not too disappointed because I know it's early. But two hours later, I look at it again, and there's a faint line... I spend another hour reading this website and thinking 'definitely maybe'. Why didn't I wait until the 10 minute window was up?!
10DPO I returned from an overnight trip and ran straight out to the pharmacy and bought a three pack of tests. At 4pm in the afternoon, I test, and straight away it comes up BFP!

We're equal parts excited and confused... After trying so hard, it's kind of like, 'what now?'. We got so focused on getting pregnant that we almost forgot about the having a baby part, if you know what I mean! I don't feel any different and I'm just hoping my baby is healthy and that this pregnancy lasts. I'll see my doctor after my period is due (another few days) to confirm 100% Wish me luck!


We got our BFP this week!  Still in shock, felt like it would never happen, and cannot believe it!

I followed this site for the past few months and promised myself I'd post when/if I got a BFP!   I did not have that many symptoms and was despairing over lacking things like EWCM, cramping, etc.....  so don't worry if you don't have anything, this might still be your month!

Things we did differently this month... and I credit them to making it work!
- Used an OPK (digital) -- BD the day before the positive, the morning after the positive, and the following morning as well
- Used Preseed because I never seem to have EWCM

Symptoms (aside from nipples being tender, which always happens to me post ovulation):
- 1DPO: nothing
- 2DPO:  gas pains (but I have the worst stomach and often get this, so don't know if it was related or not)
- 3DPO:  gas pains
- 4DPO:  nothing.  except carpal tunnel all of a sudden, which is prob not at all related, but it was weird so I'll list it anyway
- 5DPO:  big pimple, deep under skin.  definitely weird for me
- 6DPO: nothing
- 7DPO:  felt a "twinge" in side but not 100% sure it wasn't in my head
- 8DPO: nothing
- 9DPO:  another big pimple, deep under skin.  this is the only time that I have pause and wonder "what if".   then laugh at myself for wondering about a pimple
- 10DPO: nothing
- 11DPO: nothing
- 12DPO: no symptoms but normally my boobs would be sore by now but they aren't
- 13DPO:  nothing, except boobs are sore only if pressed and only along the bottom.  Normally they are very sore by now and don't need to be pressed to feel it.  This is definitely not normal for me.... keep pressing my boobs like a weirdo :)
- 14DPO:  boobs not that sore.   slight cramping in the morning, believe AF is going to come.   and sorry this is TMI but..... had to RUN to the bathroom about 4x and got quite ill w/ super loose stool (sorry).   have a nagging feeling that I really might be!  the boobs + bathroom thing makes me suspicious
- 15DPO:  AF didn't come yesterday!   a little bit of gas pains and the same exact bathroom situation as yesterday.   bought a test on the way home.... AND GOT BFP!!!!!!!!

that was five days ago.  since then, have had a few days of gas pains and my boobs have gotten very very tender.

no other symptoms -- no nausea, cramping, etc.   hope that is ok!  pray for a sticky bean!

good luck to all of you.... try not to stress... it WILL happen

BFP after Tubal Reversal

I had my tubes tied after my son was born in 2005. I remarried in 2008 and we talked about having a baby together, but it took me a long time to decide it's really what I wanted. On June 13, 2011 (4 yrs to the day of my husband and my first date), I had my tubal reversal. We just started TTC this month...and right off the bat a BFP!! I am so excited and wanted to share my TWW symptoms.
We did the BD Aug 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and used pre-seed. REALLY wanted to get PG!

+ OPK: Aug 16
O: Aug 17--cramping on right side and lots of EWCM
1 dpo: I just knew I was pregnant. I was like this with my 2nd DD as well. just a feeling
2 dpo-5 dpo: cold-like symptoms when waking, but fine the rest of the day, just a "feeling" that I am pregnant
6 dpo: VERY sore bbs, frequent urinating. - HPT (knew it would be, but had to check)
7 dpo: sore bbs, nausea, frequent urination
8 dpo: VERY sore bbs, notice bumps around nipples, veins appearing, bloated, frequent urination, my every morning mocha sounds NASTY! (Knew something was up then!)
9 dpo: still very sore bbs, frequent urination, more bumps, bloating, crampy, yucky feeling
10 dpo: took CBE digital test. BFN. Still "feeling" pregnant. Sore bbs, but wondering if maybe its just wishful thinking.
11 dpo: was going to work but got a feeling that I needed to poas. Went to store, bought a FRER and took it. BFP!!! I just knew it!

We are so excited. We really want a baby together. I am shocked it happened on the first try after surgery, but certainly not complaining!!

Good  luck and sticky baby dust to all TTC! God knows when the timing is right!

BFP after 9 months of trying

After 9 months of TTC and nothing happening hubs and I tried preseed this last month and got a BFP saturday morning!!
1dpo-5dpo no symptoms
6dpo-7dpo  mild cramping
8dpo- boobs stung
9dpo took HPT and it was a faint 2nd line, went out for a little bit then came home and took a digi and it said PREGNANT!! We still can't believe it!

BFP at 10 dpo!

I loved reading this site before I got my BFP, and wanted to give you all my symptoms leading up to it!  Just as an FYI, I used Instead Softcups and Preseed this cycle, as well as added acupuncture treatments and RJ/BP...and got a BFP!  Best of luck and baby dust to you all!!

1 dpo – skin broke out, irritable
2-3 dpo – gassy, headache, tired, congested
4 dpo – congested, tender breasts, tired, headache, eye spasm
5 dpo – Increased appetite, constipated, congested, tired, eye spasm, vivid dreams,
6 dpo – Backache, nausea, congested, vivid dreams
7 dpo – bloated, diarrhea, nausea, vivid dreams, increased sense of smell
8 dpo – backache, increased appetite
9 dpo – backache, tender breasts, tired, increase sense of smell, irritable
10 dpo – backache, bloated, nausea - BFP

After a year of TTC... Positive!

We have been TTC for over a year now.  I have a 3 year old.  With that pregnancy the only symptom I had was fatigue, really bad.  First day of missed cycle took HPT and got a positive.  This one has been so different!!
Past 2 months have used PRESEED>
LMP started 5/30.  I ovulate on day 20.  Had intercourse day 19.
6DPO:  Felt like I was coming down with something (sinus trouble).
7DPO-9DPO:  Really bad post nasal drip, pain in center of armpit and extremely tired all day!  Went to Dr for sinus.  She knew we were TTC.  She gave preg test (urine), she felt like prego symptoms.   Came back N.  (still 3 days from cycle due).  Gave me pregnancy safe antibiodic just incase.
10DPO-13DPO:  still really tired.  Drainage getting better, pain in armpits went away.  Crabby.  Definitely think period is on it's way!
14DPO:  Took HPT in AM (one we got with PRESEED), faint line.  Went and got digital test.  Came home, big fat POSITIVE in a minute :)
***Don't give up hope!! I'm still in shock.  After TTC that long, you get discouraged..... try not to!  I know it's hard.  Good luck to all.  So excited I can share my symptoms, thought my chance wouldn't come... BABY DUST TO ALL!***

10 DPO!!

Thank you all for sharing your stories...would like to help others out by sharing my symptoms in the hopes that it makes your wait easier!

O'ed on July 4 (best guess)
BD'd 3 days before, two days before, then the night of O

1-3 DPO: terrible tooth sensitivity near wisdom teeth (not sure if related but got it checked out and nothing was wrong) - stinging even when I drank
room temp water
4 DPO: absolutely miserable night, couldn't sleep for HOURS, right arm and leg feels super strangely numb, lower abdominal pain that doesn't feel like AF, feel feverish (flu-like)
5-7 DPO: tired, nap in the afternoon (not typical)
7-9 DPO: mild cramping, alternating between left and right side. Mild but noticeable nausea that comes and goes. I feel like eating but then begin and get full very fast (not typical). Also once the food is on my plate and I've taken a couple of bites appetite leaves.
8 DPO: extremely wiped out but attributed this to a very busy day. Craving a somewhat unhealthy food (noodles) for dinner. Decide to eat something healthier. Then an hour later decide to have a second dinner of noodles...I've never eaten two sizeable portions back to back like that. Still wiped out.
9 DPO: I never get sore BBs before AF but for first time the sides feel painful when I put pressure on them. Plus they look a bit bigger. This tenderness has increased in the past couple of days.
10 DPO: decide to test using FRER (not FMU). Hide the results window, walk in and there are two lines!!!!!!! It feels totally surreal, I almost laugh because I can't believe the result. Is this happening to me?!?!?  :) Test again with FRER in evening with DH around. BFP again!!!! Then again late at night with Clear Blue Digital (figured we'd double check by changing the brand and type of test). Same deal! :)
11 DPO: Tested again with Clear Blue Digital. Preggers!

Couple of other points worth mentioning:

- We used pre-seed
- Also used a pillow under my hips after sex and stayed there for about 20 mins
- I usually don't have a ton of CM in general and didn't really see that as a symptom so for those of you like me who had a hard time relating to posts where people reported tons of lotion-y CM before and after O, there's hope yet :)

BFP first try with OPK, Pre Seed, & Prayer!

I'm a 24 year old military wife pregnant for the first time!

I feel like I wasted money on the OPK. My hubby and I pretty much BD everyday anyway since he just got back from deployment (exactly one month before I got my BFP!). It was helpful to know when I ovulated though. I was able to obsess over this site for the past two weeks. :) Thought I'd share my symptoms:

1 DPO - nothing
2 DPO - Very moody. I didn't think there were enough hormones to cause any symptoms by this day but boy did I feel like I had PMS mood swings.
3 DPO - nothing
4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - white discharge?
6 DPO - white discharge?
7 DPO - white discharge?
8 DPO - white discharge?
9 DPO - cramping, but different from PMS cramps- it felt a little sharper and more concentrated in one area.
10 DPO - tired, bloated & super gassy. vivid dreams.
11 DPO - Exhausted (I don't know if this is form quitting caffeine a few days ago), bloated & super gassy. I've never had stinkier farts in my life (TMI, i know...) vivid dreams again.
12 DPO - I ate 5 spicy buffalo wings and my stomach immediately felt terrible- not nauseous at all, just full. It felt like i had just consumed an entire thanksgiving buffet. I was also very tired & slightly emotional. I wiped down the kitchen counter with some of those clorox antibacterial wipes and the smell made me feel sick. I've never even noticed they had a smell. more vivid dreams.
13 DPO - Very tired & emotional & bloated & gassy. boobies slightly sore. I felt uncomfortable PMS-like cramps all day. I was positive my period was going to start the next day (when it was due). I wasn't too stressed because I really didn't think it would happen on my first try. Other than that, nothing.
14 DPO - I had three different dreams the night before that I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I took one as soon as I woke up and there it was, an immediate, glaring BFP! :) Today my tummy has been feeling different all day- not nauseous or PMS-crampy, but slightly uncomfortable. It feels like there is some stretching going on or something. I'm also extremely exhausted again. I wish I could get my energy back. Super excited, though!

I feel extremely blessed to only have to have gone through this TWW once. Yes, it is still early and a lot can happen, but I know prayer got me here & prayer will get me through this pregnancy! Good luck, everyone! I'll keep you in my prayers too!

BFP on First Try!

I feel the need to share my TWW symptoms after having read through everyone else's so many times.  I do not know the exact day I ovulated (did not use an OPK), so I am just going to jumble them all together!  All of these occurred after my "fertile period" (I was basing this on my EWCM)
BD 2 days before EWCM
BD 1 day before EWCM
BD on last day of EWCM

-Headache (slight tension each evening for a few nights in a row.  I do not get headaches so this was weird for me)
-Cramping (lots of cramping coming from what felt like my right ovary at first, then sometimes from the left, then all over my uterus area.  Was very mild but noticeable.  When gardening about a week after BD'ing, had to stop because the cramps got more intense.)
- Moody/Emotional (had a couple of random breakdowns, but I attributed this to the stress of waiting).
- Did NOT have any unusual CM (and believe me, I was checking for it)
- The day I tested, BBS felt bigger than normal, but not sore.  Did not have sore BBS at ALL and still don't.
- Took FRER 2 days before missed period (at night) and got a faint BFP!
- Took a digital the next morning and another BFP!

This was our first month trying and I wasn't convinced it could happen this quickly, especially since I did not experience the creamy CM or the sore BBS.  We did use Preseed, which I would definitely recommend.  I send prayers and baby dust to all of you out there trying!  THINK POSITIVE :)

BFP with Preseed

This is the first month we actually managed to have sex during the correct window of time, and we used preseed :) It worked!

1-9 dpo - NOTHING.
10 dpo - took a FRER test just to get it out of my system. immediately, very clearly positive. NOT FMU. Took two more regular FRER and a digital to confirm. Still no symptoms.
11 dpo - slightly emotional but nothing more than usual. Slight cramps and VERY slightly sore boobs (only if I press on them).
12 dpo - Still emotional, still slight cramps, slightly more sore boobs. TIRED.
13 dpo - took another FRER this morning, line is now darker than the control line. Period isn't due until tomorrow, but I'm thinking it might not show :)
Boobs are REALLY sore, esp nipples and sides of boobs.

I always expected that when I got a BFP I would have every symptom in the book (I normally get crazy PMS) but this was NOT the case. Just goes to show you that your bfp might surprise the heck out of you.