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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 Today (with Preseed!)

I received my BFP today after 6 tries... Yeah!!!! (By the way, I think Pre-Seed is what did it for us, since I seemed to lack quality CF.) Here were the subtle things I noticed, but wasn't sure if they meant anything or if I was imagining them...

* I felt occasional pulls in my lower abdomen (just above Pelvis), starting around day 3 or 4 DPO and continued occasionally through 14DPO (yesterday for me). This was unusual for me.
* I had side stitches and "pulls" in my sides fairly frequently - wasn't sure if it was gas or something else.
* Although both BBs get big immediately following O, I noticed my left one is bigger this time.
* I do think my areolas were slightly darker than other months, and possibly more veiny, but I don't recall if they were the same other cycles (they always went through changes the day after O).
* My normal bloating, large BBs, and large areolas that always follow O and don't subside until AF comes, went away right when AF was supposed to come. I found that weird. Usually AF must come for that to go away. Plus I was concerned I wouldn't receive the BFP because those signs did go away.
* I lost a little weight right when AF was supposed to come. Again, usually AF must come for that to happen.
* I had a loss of appetite, which fluctuated up and down starting around day 11 DPO, which is highly unusual for me. Only some foods sounded good, while others did not (very unusual for me).
* Starting around day 13 DPO, I seemed to get very hungry suddenly, but get full really fast (also unusual - I normally eat all day long plus have 3 meals a day). I am still experiencing that.
* Felt nautious a couple of times after laying down for 20 minutes or more. But not very much nor more than a couple of occurrences.
* Brief insomnia (for 1.5 hours around 5:00 a.m.) on days 12 and 13 DPO. It could have been my racing mind during the TWW.
* Sometimes my urine had the same smell as AF (starting around 10 or 11 DPO).
* I still get occasional cramps that feel like PMS cramps - which started around day 9 DPO. So that sign always threw me off, thinking that AF was coming.

That's it! I hope this helps someone! Good luck to everyone!

41 yrs old - BFP after VR/TTC 3 yrs

The background to my story is that I am 41 and in April 2007 my DH had a vasectomy reversal, 6 years after the original vasectomy.
This month I did a few things differently, but I don't know if it made any difference.I took red clover tablets from AF til O as I heard it may help with cervical mucus if age is a factor.I am not sure it helped, so we used preseed too.I also used a progestoerone cream in the second part of my cycle and have been taking chinese herbs and doing acupuncture.

These are the symptoms:
O day: temp 36.38, opk dark but not darker,aching left ovary
1dpo: temp:36.52, opk dark but not darker,monitor say "peak"
2dpo:temp:36.63,boobs starting to feel sore,congested nose
3dpo:temp:36.65,tingling left nipple,mild left sided cramps
4dpo: Funny breast ache, in the left breast again.Wierd dream that a psychic told me she could see no baby in my future, just puppies!
5dpo:BBs very tender, and funny twinges in them.Also feeling very tired.Felt a bit sick on an empty stomach
6dpo:temp:36.78:tender bbs.Nausea in the evening.Felt sick after smelling coffee, couldn't drink my coffee.
7dpo:temp:36.81:nausea again, tender bbs.
8dpo:temp:36.82:tender breasts that come and go.
9dpo:temp36.84:this rise is good!Feel silly, but take a First Response test anyway.It's positive!!!!I can't believe it.It is so faint, it is barely there, but after months of negatives, I know this is hopeful.I wake my hubby, he says he can't see anything, but we should have celebration sex anyway!!! Bbs still sore and feeling nauseous.
10dpo:temp:36.86. 2 more positive tests! YAY! Metallic taaste in my mouth and nausea ALL day.Mild cramping and backache. Feeling quite tired.
11dpo:temp:36.88. Did a digital test.It says,"not ptegnant".I am not impressed.The Discover test gets an obvious pink line! It is too early for the digital, so will try again later in the week.

That's my story so far.I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is a sticky bean.Although it is officially 7 months ttc, the longing has been there for fer three years, so it feels like it is about time!

The most detailed BFP symptoms ever

I wanted to share my symptoms with you. Mine weren't the USUAL symptoms. I KNEW I was pg since 7 DPO! The tests just wouldn't tell me so, lol.

This is our first cycle TTC for baby #1. I took a herbal pill called FemCycle with Vitex in it. We used Pre-seed a few times. I temped and charted as well.....

I wrote everything I felt!

CD 25 - temp has dropped, indicating that I may not have Oed on CD 21. Feeling a little moody this morning, but may have been due to eating late. Slight twinge just off the center to the right of uterus. Lasted a few minutes and now feel nothing.
Right breast has been sore lately.Today in shower, I noticed that my right nipple is very sensitive. Which is odd. I don't know if this is just because of just being off the pill, or if it is because O is going to happen soon, or if O happened, and it's something else...

CD 26 - temp went back up today! YAY! So by the looks of it, I am 5 DPO. I am having a dull ache in my uterus. Mostly on the right side, again. My nipple is still super sensitive. I don't know why. Never felt like that before. Felt bloaty and gassy this morning. Yuck. That's it so far, but it's only 7:45 in the morning!

CD 28. (officially 6 DPO according to temps) - temp still up (yay!) I recorded sxs at work...
-brief sudden lightheadedness (not doing anything...just sitting in one spot!)
-SOre, heavy boobs. Sore on top of breast.
-feeling hungry, then feeling sick when thinking about eating.
-pain about 2 inches below belly button, lasting about 10 minutes. Felt like pinching.
-feeling tired and sluggish even though I had a full night's rest.

Moodiness! Out of no where. I'm not feeling too great today and I have the long shift at work. Plus the weather has turned very blah. Could be from that...

Update on 6 DPO

Feeling burst of energy. Couldn't sit down. Felt weird inside (not cramps or anything, just weird) and I had to stand at my desk. Felt like my adrenaline got a serious boost. Thought I was going to have to run. Then I got tired really fast. Suddenly felt really warm and tingley all over. Face got hot.
SO moody! Really mad for no reason, causing bf to be scared (lol)
Kept thinking about how much I wanted to go home and cry in the shower because bf was sitting in my new chair when I was at work (again, lol)
Not usually this bad!!!

7 DPO - woke up with some really odd CM. Thick, creamy, slightly yellowish. Weird, considering I have been pretty dry since O....
Hoping this means something!
7:15 am. Had some pink spotting with a BM. Got concerned and checked cm. It was indeed
from there. I checked cm again, and it is brown now....Implantation???

Feel like uterus is filled with air
Painful stabs
Intense cramps
Feeling really hot (I am ALWAYS COLD, and I had to blast the AC!)
I had a sip of a French Vanilla Cappacino and it made me feel sick and made my esophogus feel like mild heart burn (which I very rarely get)
Strong pinching feeling in right side of uterus. When I got up and walked, it felt like that area (inside) was asleep!
Quick stabbing pains (in the above mention spot) so bad I was almost in tears. Like being stabbed with something tiny! (haha)
Lightheaded (I stopped drinking the cappucino by this point!)
So hungry all of a sudden and dizzy feeling!

This evening, 7 DPO. Heartburn so bad I could barely walk. Bloating so much that my fat pants are snug!

8 DPO - Woke up feeling fine. Actually, I woke up with a lot of energy. BF got up for work at 5:45 and I was awake and stayed awake since then. (I usually go back to slep till 8!)
Went to the washroom and had bleeding. New blood. I was scared and thought AF was earlyor something worse. Cervix still feels closed. Way more blood than spotting, not enough to be AF. Put in tampon for a half hour. Took it out and it absorbed everything (there
was a lot of old blood on tampon) and no new spotting so far. Not feeling too bad. A few cramps, but nothing severe. Not heartburn as of yet. Feeling fine and normal today...

More bleeding at 6 pm. Dark red/brown with teensy clots. Not many, but a few. A little cramping and pain on the under side of my boob.

9 DPO - Same bleeding as yesterday. Thought AF was here. Tested, got a BFN. Bleeding seemed heavy but appears to be gone again. SOOO CONFUSED. Mild AF type cramps on and off...

BFP with Spotting

My husband and I just got our very first BFP after trying for two months using Preseed(only used preseed on second month). We were also told to have DH to start eating strawberries......I wasn't sure either, but I think it helped!

I'm not sure of all the right days b/c I had a hard time figuring out my day of ovulation, so we BD every other day and then every day for about 6 days in a row when my cervix was high and soft. 4 of those days we used preseed.
CD20 -CD23 Had really bad cramps
CD22-23 Spotted on 2 days week before af was due
CD18-present--bb's were super sore and swollen
CD27- took 2 hpt's both +
CD28-confirmed BFP

Thanks for all the help and advice!!!!!

BFP on our 12th month Anniv TTC

Hi I cant believe i can finally tell you about this. I am 28 and have been on the pill for 11 years with no breaks so I thought it might be difficult to concieve. Myself and Hubbie have been trying since august 06 and went through many ups and downs, trying to time it, trying to read the signs.My cycles were ranging from 45 days to 60 days so I was prescribed Clomid after hubbie had normal results on sperm test and I had all clear from HSG. Eventually I got my BFP! exactly to the day 12 months down the line on our wedding anniversary toO, can you believe it!

Here goes;
1-6DPO NOTHING, normally get boob pain but had absolutely nothing, thought that was a positive sign.
6dpo- now sore boobs at the sides mainly nipples look swollen.
7dpo- really gassy, very smelly (sorry tmi)
8dpo- couldnt resist did ovulation test as i know you can detect hcg with them, got a strong result but not a positive.
9dpo -Gums bled when i brushed them in am only, boobs still sore, white heads on chin in am.
10dpo- did another ovulation test very strong result even darker than the other day, did another one 7 hours later even darker almost positive!!!!
11dpo- Couldnt wait any longer bought First response 2 pack test did it with first morning urine i had saved in a glass (have chucked glass out) got BFP in 10 seconds, ran round house screamed , phoned hubbie told him, screamed again.
12dpo - Did another test positive again, did digital so i could see the word, said pregnant in 15 seconds!!!!!!!! WE HAVE FINALLY DONE IT.

Feeling fine now but bloated cant wait until i have actually missed my period on sunday think it will finally feel real then. By the way I used preseed this cycle, have used it twice before but this time we baby danced day before ov, and day after. We usually missed day after in previous cycles.

BFP with Preseed while Nursing

I wanted to send your my TTC story and symptoms because I found these really helpful.
We have been TTC #2 for 3 months. I am still nursing DD once a day and I think it was affecting my CM. This month I took EPO from CD1-CD11, B-6 all cycle, and we tried pre-seed. I think the Pre-seed is what did it because I have had little or no EWCM in previous months. Also drank some green tea, about 1 cup per day. I ovulated late this cycle and we tried "one more time" and it appears to be the one that stuck. My sister got her BFP yesterday and we are due one day apart!!

I didn't have too many symptoms but here they are:
CD 19-26 lots of creamy, sticky CM
CD 26-29 BBs feeling very heavy and tingly, they hurt with DD, I think because I am still nursing they just felt full of milk, which they haven't in a long time. Also, very crampy like AF was on her way
CD 29 tested and thought I saw something very very faint
CD30--12 DPO BFP!!!!!!

BFP with Preseed (after Miscarriage)

BFP after Miscarriage

I found out about my very first pg on May 1, 2007; however, it ended in miscarriage on June 15. My husband and I were devastated because were TTC for 2 years. I was 11 weeks along, but the the baby stopped growing at 9 weeks and 4 days. I was devastated, but my doctor told me I could start TTC again after one normal cycle which would supposedly occur within two months after the D&C. Well, I had a normal cycle 30 days later and felt ready TTC again. DH and I just decided to BD every other day after the last day of AF. I believe I o'd around day 13 because I started to get slight abdominal pain and very abundant ewcm. Here are my symptoms:

1 dpo- +OPK and peak reading on fertility monitor. Abundant ecwm. BD'd 2x  that day.
2 dpo- still +OPK and peak reading on monitor. BD again.
3-4 dpo- just fatigue, not much cm.
5 dpo- strange dream about adopting Britney Spears babies (LOL) and then  becoming pg.
6-8 dpo- extreme fatigue, lots of white clumpy cm, hot and sweaty!
7-9 dpo- lots of creamy white cm, fatigue, temps above 99 (cover line is  97.9).
10 dpo- I have a over a hundred cheapy sticks from the last time so I decide to test and see the faintest BFP.
11 dpo- I caved in and bought a clearblue digital and after a minute it came up positive!
12 dpo- nausea in sleep, heavy lotiony cm, about 4 more BFPs on internet  cheapies.
13 dpo- vomitted while brushing teeth, sleepy, and overjoyed.

What I did differently this month:

Prayed a lot to Saint Gerard- as recommended by a friend. He is the patron  saint of maternity!

Ate only healthy foods- lots of fruits and veggies, no salt, sugar, or  preservatives. Lots of water!

Stayed stress free, even after the loss.

Continued taking Primacare One prenatal vitamins.

Used Pre Seed as lubrication after the first few days of BDing.

Drank lots of green tea.

Didn't go too crazy with temping until I started to physically feel hot.

I hope this little seed sticks around! Baby dust to all! :)


BFP with Clomid, Preseed & Meditation

Its been a very long road but I finally have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years and 4 months. Your website has been a source of sound advice and inspiration! I have previously tried clomid and accupunture without success. I read the Harvard Med School Book "Six Steps to Increased Fertility" and was very impressed by the rates of pregnancy achieved through meditation classes. Starting in April, I took an 8 wk mindfulness meditation class which helped significantly with my stress level. We decided to take a 3 month hiatus from my job as a physician and try Clomid again before moving on to see REI in October. If I had not been reading TWW I would not have tested as early as I did, which allowed me to start eating the best possible diet as soon as I knew I was pregnant!

This is what I did differently:

--Meditated and Prayed Daily
--Temped (first time ever)
--Clomid 100mg Days 3-7
--Drank Iced Green Tea D1 -D15
--No caffeine except green tea since D4
--Preseed (first cycle trying this!)
--No robitussin, just drank water until urine was clear
--BD daily from day 9 through positive OPK (D15) and for 3 days after
--Reflexology and massage D17 and D25

Early Pregnancy Symptoms:
--- D14 EWCM and Cramping
--D15 positive OPK, severe cramping
--D18 mild gassy abdominal cramping
--D19 gassy cramping, vomited x 1
--D26 (10 DPO) Spotting (light brown mucus), vomited x 1, lower abdomen hurst with laughing/stretching
--D27 Spotting (very light). +HPT (answer)
--D28 Blood BHCG 132
D29 on, increasing bloating, gas, constipation, vomiting in afternoon on some days.


BFP after 5 yrs - Preseed Works!

I am still in shock! My DH and I have been trying for over 5 years. After many rounds of Clomid, sperm testing, HSG ect, we got our BFP yesterday. We finally sought help from a RE in February after realizing that my gyno was a lost cause. However, they found a cyst on my right ovary on my first ultrasound. They recommended we wait a month and see if it corrected itself. March u/s..there it was and we had to wait yet another month. Next month same thing.. Wait, wait wait.. Well, I have a CBE monitor that I decided to use on the months I was waiting. NEVER had a peak day on the thing. Then BAM, April 25th peak on CD 16. We used preseed and bd'd like bunnies. I haven't had any symptoms.still don't really. I only tested to make myself know it was on to another month of trying. But as soon as I poas those lines came up immediately! I called my DH and started screaming it's pink, it's pink! I have never ever been pregnant before, so this is a brand new experience for me. The few "symptoms" I had/have were:

O day---nothing


2dpo---breast slightly sore

3dpo thru10dpo----breasts very sore


12dpo----stuffy nose

13dpo----cramping BFP!!!!!!!!!

14dpo-----scratchy throat, cramping, lunch did not settle with me...

Had my HCG levels drawn today and they were: 146!!!!!!!!!!!!

BFP Thanks to Preseed

Just wanted to share my BFP story with you! We just decided a month ago to try for #2.  I decided to purchase PreSeed, since I hadn't know of it while trying for our first, but had heard good things about it. Our first took us about 6 months or so to get pregnant.  But we just found out that we are pregnant after our first cycle TTC #2, and I'm convinced that the PreSeed made so much of the difference! Just wanted to share how great of a product it is!

I am now 14 DPO, and my symptoms were as follows:

1-7 DPO: Very sore breasts; after that, just slightly sore
7 DPO: Right side cramping near right ovary
10-14 DPO: Slight tightening in middle of uterus, not like AF cramps, but more like tugging
All of 2WW: More cm than usual, and more yellowish than normal