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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!

2WW obsession/story

Miscarried beginning of October 2010, currently 2nd month trying with pre-seed but have been trying  for the past 3-4 months. Last month, test results for OPK were confusing so I’m not sure if I even ovulated. This month was different. OPK result came out very dark on CD 25. My periods are very irregular between 40-50 days

0: in the PM before bed, tested Dark Positive OV, baby danced right away!
1 dpo: emotional, feeling sensitive like crying
2 dpo: runny nose, a little crampy in front below abdominal, a little cramp at lower back, I feel pressure when I sit up straight, drinking more water so peeing a lot, diarrhea, BD in the PM
3 dpo:  feel like I’m getting sick, runny nose, sneezy, a little crampy below abdominal, a little bit of sharp chest pain on the right, TMI right nipple looks a little swollen
4 dpo: bloating, still feel sick, hot and cold, runny nose, itchy ears and throat, craving spicy and don’t usually like nor eat spicy foods, a little sharp pain lower back, sensitive nipples, gassy, eyes feel burning
5 dpo: bloating, gassy, craving salty, tired, hungry, breaking out 2 big pimples, crampy
6 dpo: hungry, slight cramp, tired, gassy, nothing different
7 dpo: woke up with stronger cramps like my period is coming (but shouldn’t be coming for another week or two cause my periods usually comes over 40-45 days, more CM than the past several days when I pee, still feeling sick again with runny nose and sore throat, fatigue, moody and happy swings, metallic mouth taste, get disgusted easily, a little heartburn, bbs feel heavier but not sore
8 dpo: a little crampy with a little watery cm in the am, bbs feel a little more heavier, hurts when you press to the sides next to the underarms, throat and ear still feel itchy and sore, runny nose, fatigue, craving salty and spicy, also craving juicy and sweet, co worker noticed bbs looking bigger, took test and got BFN, just colored my hair today so I hope everything is ok
9 dpo: woke up at 2am to go pee and was thinking of testing for some reason but didn’t want to waste a test. Woke up again at 5:30am and decided to just take a test anyway, and I got a BFP!! Omg it was very faint but totally there!!!  I jumped in the shower washing my scalp cause I was afraid of the color sitting on my scalp from the day before. Hope everything is ok!!!

BFP after 4 months with no "classic" PG Symptoms!

I wanted to share my BFP story since I have appreciated reading all of the others!  I also wanted to provide some reassurance to those who have little to no symptoms - you can still get your BFP without them! I didn't feel any of the "classic" pregnancy symtpoms this cycle and got my BFP at 11dpo.  I would swear I felt more symptoms in other months of TTC (obviously in my head).  Here is what I recorded:
O: BD'd on days -2,-1, and O day.  Had strong ovulation pain on O day!
1dpo: Nothing to note
2dpo: Nothing to note
3dpo: Had a bad headache much of the day
4dpo: Still have headache, felt a little dizzy at one point
5dpo: Horrible skin break out, still headache
6dpo: Nothing to note
7dpo: Woke up with bad sore throat, sinuses stuffed up.  Had a brief feeling of nausea, but it passed after a minute and I attributed it to coming down with a cold.
8dpo: Feel like I have caught a cold for sure
9dpo: Starting to feel a bit better, lots of sinus mucus
10dpo: Nothing to note
11dpo: Woke up and decided I would take a FRER test just to get it out of the way, and I was in complete shock when I saw two lines!!!  Took another in the afternoon and it was even stronger!!!
12dpo: Test line darker, but still no soreness in BB's
14dpo: Still no obvious symptoms - One nipple is sore to touch, but that's it! Darker line on HPT still! Praying for a safe and smooth pregnancy now!

What I did differently this month:
I have been using a Clearblue Fertility Monitor for 2 months (this cycle being the second month).  Having it read the "high" days was very helpful since my O day is not always consistent (it has varied by about 4 days or so) and it gave us an idea of when to start BD'ing.  I was cross-checking with IC OPK's and got a positive OPK the afternoon before O day/peak reading.

*Cut out caffeine from coffee or soda for the past three months due to an ulcer
*Drank Green Tea 2x's a day
*Took fish oil pills 3x's a day (costco brand)
*Did NOT have a lot of EWCM around ovulation, so I used Preseed in hopes that it would substitute.
*Have celiac disease so I follow a strict Gluten Free diet (have been for 9 months)
*Instead of BD'ing every day, DH and I decided to try and narrow it down to just a few times closer to O day (3x's total over 3 days).

Thanks for all of your support in this process ladies!  I am so thankful to God for allowing this to happen and I will be praying that you all get your BFP's soon!!!

Age 39, BFP in the 2nd month of TTC

This is my third pregnancy. I've never thought we would succeed so quickly given my age. It even took us longer (6 months and 8 months) to conceive my last two children. I am very grateful for my luck. However, I really owe my success to the Natural Fertility Info website. I will talk more in detail after listing the symptoms.

The biggest symptom is actually not a lot of symptoms. In the first month of trying, I had all the symptoms I read here. Here are a few of the symptoms I felt thus month:

BD on Day 9, 10, 11
O'd on Day 12
1-2dpo: Wet CM, cramps ( had these last month too. I wondered if it's just what happens after BD)
3-6dpo: nothing
7dpo: felt twinges around lower belly area.
7-9dpo: felt really hot. Hubby said I was burning hot every night
10dpo: all the sudden got an allergy attack like what I normally got in Spring time when pollen count was high. Checked the pollen forecast, it's 4.1 (which was not high). Runny nose, sneezing like crazy (ran through a box of Klenex in half a day). I remembered that I had the same symptom when I was in the TWW for my daughter. Did a $tree test, got a very faint BFP about 10 minutes later.
11dpo: absolutely no PMS symptoms. Nipple got a little darker and it's not as sore as what I felt in other months. Felt really happy. Not moody at all. Tested using FMU, another faint BFP about 10 minutes later. Tested again in the PM, another faint BFP.
12dpo: on vacation. Tested in PM, a stronger BFP showed up within 10 minutes. No cramps at all. To be two days before AF due, I would start feeling cramp this day. Still felt really hot all this long.
13dpo: tested using FMU, a really dark BFP showed up in 1 minute.

I pray and hope for a smooth pregnancy.

The things I did differently this months are:
1. Used OPK to test ovulation
2. Drank grapefruit juice and used pre-seed (got these tips on this website)
3. Avoid saliva contacting both his and my parts
4. Had a vacation (didn't plan for getting conceive, but I wonder if it had played a part)
5. Ate whole fat yogurt every day around ovulation
6. Drank pineapple juice after ovulation
7. Stopped jogging after ovulation, only fast walked.

The many great information I learned from Natural Fertility Info website are:
1. Did a Fertility Cleanse in the month prior to trying. (Boy, did it make a big difference! The month after the cleanse I didn't feel any PMS symptoms while I had it like forever. Cramps, moody, craving sugary food, etc)
2. Started taking Mega Food baby and me multivitamin, Omega 3-6-9, Fertility super food Maca.
3. Had hubby take Mega Food for men and Omega 3-6-9 and exercise three times a week.
4. Avoid any soy product. It could increase the estrogen and throw the hormone out of balance.
5. Ate organic fruits and a big colorful salad every day (both me and hubby)
6. Avoid non- organic diary. Ate only natural meat.

The website had so much information and it had helped so many women with all kinds of issues. I am so grateful of finding this website and want to share with you.

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 :)