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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 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.

BFP with 4th cycle of Clomid

BFP with 4th cycle of Clomid, Very few Symptoms

This was my fourth cycle of Clomid and I had given up this month. I had gone to an RE who was going to start me on Femara as soon as af showed. Also, I've been having short luteal phases (7-9 days) and I didn't O this month until cd18 (af was due on cd25) so I figured conceiving was impossible.

cd13 & 15: BD (This was it... I was working long hours and was just going to wait out this cycle so I could start on the new medicine)

cd18: O day
cd25 (7dpo): af is due, tons of cramps but no af
8dpo: Cramping, sometimes "stabbing" pains, other times dull and achy
9dpo: POAS, BFN of course. I'm mad at the clomid because I figure it thinned my uterine lining out so much that I can't even get a period now.
10dpo: Same cramps, lots of creamy cm. POAS in the am (but after working 3rd shift), BFN. Later, I wake up around noon and POAS-- Very Faint Line!!!!! Later that night, I pee on a digital and it reads "Pregnant"!!!!
11-15dpo: Bloated! I'm already unbottoning my pants (I have been blessed with a TINY waist, but it's so swollen I can barely button my pants!). Still cramping off and on, TONS of cm. That's it. My bb's don't hurt and I'm not the least bit nauseous.

My 13dpo Hcg test came back at 297!!!! We have always used Preseed and Prayer!

Another BFP with Preseed story!

Thanks for letting me share my symptoms!

This is my first full cycle off BCPs.

This cycle I took Evening Primrose Oil from the last day of my period up until I confirmed ovulation. I also used PreSeed twice during my fertile period.

No symptoms until 7dpo.

7dpo - Temp spike on my chart. Crampy and irritable. VERY tired, but I just got back from a trip where I had to drive 14 hours without more than a bathroom break.

8dpo - Temp dropped this morning. Could this be implantation? Still slightly crampy. VERY tired again. Went to bed around 9pm. Couldn't hold my head up.

9dpo - Temp spike to 98.23. Crampy and feeling weird twinges. Heightened sense of smell. Notice tiny little bumps like whiteheads all over my face. Usually only breakout in the T zone during the 2ww. Decide to use an internet cheapie to test after work. VERY FAINT line's positive!!!

10dpo - BB's are starting to get slightly sore. Heightened sense of smell. Internet cheapie and FRER tests both say positive!!! Line is still faint. Still in disbelief but SO happy.

BFP using Preseed (after miscarriage)

I just had a miscarriage on january 5th and heard that you are more fertile within 3 months after the miscarriage. I waited one period and was pregnant. I just got my BFP on feburary 26th.

o'ed on the 17th
1-3dpo nothingno cm
4 dpo- some cm (clear)
5 dpo cm
6 dpo cm, i started to have a feeling that i was pregnant, my rationalizing was different
7 dpo cm, MOODY! headaches, felt cramping in uterus when i did crunches (sign in my first pregnancy)
8 dpo- MOODY! much more cm, started to feel light headed and dizzy spells,headaches off and on. I actually tested (haha) BFN with FMU
9dpo Moody! white creamy cm, light headed again. I was hungry but nothing sounded good, and tired. I tested with FRER and if I held it to the light in the right angle I could see a faint shadow of where a line should be(called FRER they said if I see anything it is +, bc they don't have evap lines). I thought I had lost my mind so I didn't count it
10dpo creamy white cm, light headed, some uterus unusual feelings, tested with FMU with dollar tree test faint BFP!, tested again in the after another BFP

This month I used preseed, it helped lighten the mood and of course I was taking prenatal vitamins. And used an OPK. I just had a feeling though from about 5 or 6 dpo.

BFP with Preseed at age 44!

I've read the symptoms of other women so many times, I can't believe I'm  posting my own! I'm 44, my husband 37. We've been trying for about  seven months but my husband travels for work so we could never time  things appropriately. This time, timing was correct. Also, the one thing  we did different this time was we used Pre-seed. I believe the Pre-Seed  is a great help as I normally get fertile CM before I ovulate. I am  currently 13 dpo and for the last few days, I've felt a bit bloated and  had cramps starting two days earlier than usual before my period. And they were a bit 'sharper'. But in all honesty, there really wasn't  anything that different than other cycles. My husband suggested to wait  until next week to test but I couldn't wait any longer so I did today. The BFP come up quickly! Wishing everyone else lots of luck!