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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 Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com. 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 8dpo clomid cycle 3, TTC 14 months

Like many of you, I have been stalking this page for months. Each month I read BFP stories and they always give me hope that mine will happen eventually. Well, finally it has and I want to share with all of you to offer hope during your cycles and to encourage you to NEVER give up :)
My DF and I have been TTC for 14 long months. I just turned 38 and this is my first child. DF (38 also) has a DD who is 6. We went to an RE after 8 months of no success and were diagnosed with unexplained infertility (we were both super healthy!) and tried 3 IUIs (one non-medicated and 2 on clomid) that were all unsuccessful. The RE told me the next step is IVF and in the meantime she increased my clomid to 150mg since there would be 2 cycles before I can get in for our IVF consultation. Well 2 days ago we scheduled the consultation for sometime in July. After scheduling the consultation, I just decided to go to CVS and get some cheapie tests. I even decided to try one at 11:30 am just for the heck of it...yes I'm a poas addict! I looked at the test after a few minutes and noticed a 2nd very faint kind of need to squint to see it blue line. I freaked! Then I realized these tests are not the best so I tried the next morning (9dpo) on a FRER. Almost immediately a faded pink line showed up. I couldn't believe it so I tried about 1,000 more (ok only two more) but they all came out positive at 9dpo!!! Today at 10 dpo I took my last FRER and it was quite a bit darker...I knew this was it! Confirmed with a digital test just about an hour ago, not even with FMU. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am right now! Just to note, I used mucinex and preseed this cycle for the 1st time...and it worked! I've always read how successful this combo can be (along with clomid especially) so I figured I had to give it a try!

I know everyone wants to hear any symptoms that I may be experiencing so here you go...

1-6dpo - Nothing but I did have some significant cramping at 6dpo...now I know it was probably implantation!
7dpo - Soooo tired. I was in a meeting and I couldn't keep my eyes open
8dpo - Extremely tired again. I also started to feel very light cramping and my stomach was a little grumbly. Breasts feel little ligtning strikes (best way to describe it!) but not overly sore all the time. Decided to test for these reasons and very faint squinter BFP
9dpo - Tiredness continues. Not feeling great in general. Stomach uneasy feeling, light cramping. Faint BFP but definitely a clear line (didn't have to squint anymore!). Boobs still have kind of a lightning bolt feeling. Once in a while they are tingly...not overly sore but kind of sore.
10dpo - I think I will be tired for the next 9 months! a lot more cramping but not uncomfortable. It's a bit different from AF and my stomach is grumbling again all day. I don't necessarily feel nauseous but I don't feel great. Can't focus and completely uninterested in doing anything at work! Boobs a little more sore.

I know I'm just at the beginning so these symptoms will continue to worsen over time! Best of luck to all of you!!!

4th month TTC - BFP @ 10DPO

So we've been actively trying for about 4 months. This month, we changed a few things up... and I just wanted to share my story.
In previous months, we would BD a lot BEFORE ovulation (since I read that this was most effective), but this month, we only BD about every other day during fertile week. Once I got the positive OPK, we BD every night for 3 days straight.

This was also my first cycle using Preseed (used applicator, but used less than the recommended amount). I used that throughout the entire fertile week, but never two days in a row because I didn't want to get an infection from messing with my PH.
This month, I also asked DH to take his vitamins consistently and lay off the caffeine (which he did, surprisingly).

Additionally, I read that taking a baby aspirin once a day helps with implantation (helps blood flow), so after ovulation, I began taking a baby aspirin each morning. (DH is a nurse practitioner, and approved of this... but I recommend you do your own research/ask doc. etc.)

*Note about prayer -- this was the first cycle that I turned to the Lord consistently. After sex, I prayed (in bed with legs elevated). Before sex, I prayed. During my 2ww, I prayed. I asked a few close friends to pray. If you're spiritual, I highly recommend prayer, meditation, etc. We are spiritual beings!

Signs/symptoms:
I really didn't have many this cycle... I tried not to get my hopes up, but there were some noticeable differences.

3-4DPO - tender breasts at certain points in the day. (Nothing excruciating, just hurt to jog, lay on my stomach); CM - medium amount, cervix closed, medium hard, medium-high

5 DPO - tender breasts in morning - weird cramps after sex. (This happened again while I was browsing around in the store... they were not menstrual cramps or lower abdomen cramps, it was up high.... never felt anything like this before); CM - drying up, tacky, cervix is same
6-8 DPO - tender breasts (again, not TOO bad), MOODY... not the average "I'm just in a bad mood," but more like "You used the wrong tone with me in the store and now I'm crying so hard I can't catch my breath". -- frequently felt like I wanted to strangle my husband for small things (no worries - he's not in danger =) ). I'm usually not like this with him, even before AF. CM - dry, cervix closed, coming down lower?, harder
*Took a New Choice (Dollar Tree) pregnancy test on 8DP0 (shame, I know) - negative, came back 2 hours later, showed positive. Thought was an evap line. Did one again later in the day, negative, 2 hours later, positive. WTH?
9DPO - lower abdomen feels heavy, not painful, but a deeper, softer cramp. Thought it might be AF, but was confused since these aren't normal-type cramps. CM - dry, cervix medium-high again, but a bit softer today... still harder than when I O.
10DPO - lower abdomen still heavy (crampy, but no PAIN). I think my areolas are getting a bit darker? Definitely still sore to lay on. Took FRER - VVVVVFL!! New Choice preg. test - FL! BFP!!!
11DPO - heavy abdomen... so hard to explain. It's like I have a 1 pound weight attached to my lower abdomen.

**NO SPOTTING - and I was paying close attention. I also never felt a moment of implantation.

Weirdest sign that I noticed --> my urine was SUPER light yellow since 2DPO... this is NOT normal for me, and I did not increase my water intake.
I read on some site that "back in the day" doctors had recorded that pregnant women had lighter urine... hmmm.
Even my pee in the morning wasn't very dark. I talked to DH - (being the NP and all), and he said "it just means you're more hydrated... it doesn't mean you're pregnant.) But sure enough, I am pregnant! This was the only VISIBLE change I saw.... but I knew something was up.

Biggest sign husband noticed --> Moodiness ("You were just super emotional, freaking out about small things that you usually don't freak out about.) I'm pretty emotional all the time, so this must have been pretty bad, ha!

Finally confirmed BFP on CD 49! Late ovulation (CD 39) & Possible BFP on 8 DPO

Hi Ladies,

My purpose of writing this isn't to brag. I feel like everything in my life I can control and be successful in except for my TTC journey. God has humbled me, taught me patience and how to fully trust him in him through the process of TTC. I learned that it's okay to be vulnerable and it's okay to cry or feel like I'm a defect. The purpose of me writing this is to help other women get through this crazy TWW and TTC journey. I read through so many stories and it kept me sane so I really hope that my story will help you too.

***Please listen to the song "Who You Are" by Jessie J. It helped me through my hard times and frustration.

About Me

I'm turning 33 in a week
Healthy weight
Have not been diagnosed with PCOS although my cycles can be anywhere from 30-40+ days
Carried a healthy baby to full term already
Have a desk job so not physically demanding
Love sweets and drink coffee

My Crazy Cycles/LH Surges

In the 8 months that I was TTC, I only ovulated 5 times because one cycle was over 50 days long and I believe it was an Anovulatory cycle (where you don't ovulate but have break-through bleeding/spotting). In the other 6 months, only 1 month was 30 days long; the others were around 36 days long. I always get a ALMOST or even Positive OPK 7 days before the REAL Positive OPK. For ex: I'll get 1 positive OPK on CD 18, but it's only one, then the rest are negative. I test 5 am and 5 pm from CD 11-AF. Then on CD 25 I'll get the real deal. How do I know it's the real deal? Because my OPK stays positive for 36 hrs, not 12 hours, and my BBT chart in Fertility Friend confirms my ovulation. I normally ovulate 1 day after my first Positive OPK (the real one). So CD 25 (positive in am and pm), CD 26 (positive am and pm, I ovulate this day), CD 27 (positive am only, negative by pm). We would BD on these 3 days. Note: I know people say to test with 2nd morning urine, but that's not accurate for me. It sometimes turn positive even when I'm not ovulating yet. My advice is to play around with the OPKs and learn about your body. My CM is really hard to read so I can't go by that. I also sometimes get a blazing positive OPK right before AF arrives. My Luteal Phase is anywhere from 10 - 13 days long.

What I did differently in my BPF Cycle

Honestly not much because by this time I'm frustrated. I was taking Fertilaid and Fertil CM for 30 days. I quit coffee from CD 1 to CD 35, but because I believed I was not going to ovulate anyway I started drinking it again. I was supposed to ovulate around CD 28 but I was traveling. I think the stress of traveling, refinancing my house, preparing the house for appraisal, crazy busy at work and helping my in laws purchase a house really delayed my ovulation. I convinced myself to take my temperature and continue using OPKs. On CD 38 I got a blazing positive OPK. I noted that AF is finally going to show up! My LH stayed positive for 36 hours... but AF never arrived.

Wonfo, First Response, ClearBlue Digital, ClearBlue and $1 Cheapie Reviews (My very first BFP)

1 DPO - 5 DPO: Nothing

6 and 7 DPO: For the first time in my life I'm getting heartburn BEFORE eating or drinking anything in the morning. I told my friend maybe I'm getting too fat!

On 8 DPO I decided to take a Wonfo for fun in the am. There was a line but it looked like an indent, but the line was more definite than a regular indent. I didn't believe it so I took a First Response. FRER was stark white - Big fat negative.

On 9 DPO, I felt like my left ovary was swollen. That feeling like your heart is sticking out when it's racing. Hard to explain, so I took a Wonfo at 10 pm. Looks like a indent.... or a BFP! I decided to use a Wonfo to test urine again, and use the 3rd Wonfo to test water. The water Wonfo came out stark white while the 2 urine ones had "indent" lines. After 30 minutes of looking at them under several lights I decided that it's probably 75% a BFP. But I didn't let myself get excited yet.

On 10 DPO, I tested with Wonfo with first morning urine. I see another "indent" or.... BFP! I took out my blue dye ClearBlue Easy. Faint cross (positive). I tested with the $1 cheapie. Faint line again. Then I took out the Digital ClearBlue Advance that I stashed away. At 2 minutes; BAM, "Pregnant, 1-2)!!!!! Okay, I finally believe it. LOL. Please note that the last cycle I got a bad batch of Wonfos that gave me 7 false positives out of 25. I also got a false positive with FRER in that cycle as well. Symptoms: Light backache on left side. Ovary feels swollen/sore.

BFP #2, 6 months TTC, Irregular Cycles

I never posted when I conceived my son after a year and a half of trying, despite reading BFP stories constantly during each 2WW!

I thought getting pregnant would be easier second time around as everyone tells you it will be, so I was starting to get a little worried each time my period arrived and started to get the old feelings back of "it's never going to happen!" and "why is everyone around me pregnant!?" However, I didn't have the same turmoil as the first time, as I had my beautiful 2 and a half year old bouncing boy, and that alone is the most amazing gift. Anyway here's my story.

Started TTC in December. My cycles are irregular (between 5 and 6 weeks) but this is a huge improvement from before I got pregnant. I once went 6 months without a cycle. Had hormones checked twice, and they always came back fine! My mum and my sister both have irregular cycles too, but both got pregnant first time of trying. So it must just be a genetic thing. Anyway, the month I conceived my son, I took Agnus Castus, Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly. So I started taking AC in December. However it gave me terrible PMT symptoms throughout my whole cycle! Horrendous! So I stopped, felt better and tried them again, and felt even worse!! So sacked those off! Started taking Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly last cycle, but had really weird spotting throughout the 5/6 weeks. When my period arrived, I spotted lightly for 2 weeks, was awful and very frustrating! I read somewhere online that this can happen to some women who take it, so that must be me! Stopped taking both, and felt really awful (they made me feel great, full of energy) but gradually felt better as they left my system and the spotting subsided after a few days. I then had a normal 5 week cycle and BOOM BFP! Lesson to self, stop, meddling around with things! Here is my story...

4 days leading up to OV: lots of EWCM and extremely interested in BDing (not usual for me lol hubby very happy)
Day after OV: CM white and sticky (sign of OV for me, not at all interested in BDing!)
2 Days after OV: CM dries up, barely there. Very scant throughout the TWW but white and slightly stretchy. Slight yellow taint later in TWW.
Week after OV: picked up tummy bug from DS, nausea sticks with me for around 10 days.
Week before BFP: Awful cold / hay fever and cough. Very grumpy and tired (end of term and am a teacher, so may just be that!)
Few days before BFP: Pinchy, pulling sensations, light cramps, slight back ache, sore boobs and nipples, bloated tummy. The only thing really that ws different from usual PM symptoms were the pulling feelings and no PMT, actually felt full of energy.

Tested today after period didn't show (was expecting around 2days ago) and got very strong BFP on 3 tests late in the afternoon! Sent hubby to get the tests on way home from work as we are potty training DS so totally housebound! I really wasn't expecting a BFP as Ive seen so many BFNs over the last 6 months, I was getting scared of testing. But bit the bullet and voila! The line came up instantly and got stronger as I stared and nearly cried at it! Took 2 more just for the sheer pleasure of watching that beautiful line appear! Took at digital with DS so never seen a line before! My hubby joked, "are you sure you can see a line?!" after months of squinting in different lights saying "I'm sure I can see something!?"

Only other possible symptoms were maybe needing to wee slightly more and feeling extra hungry. But not necessarily symptoms, could just be me! We used preseed throughout the 6 months and I took Pregnacare Conception plus Omega 3. Hubby took the male version this month only. When I conceived DS I knew I was pregnant as had a strange stabby feeling, like something was burrowing into my uterus, sounds strange but true! Was waiting for that this time, but not really felt that. I also spotted from the day of BFP, for 3 days, but again, nothing this time, (which I'm grateful for, as that was quite nerve wracking!)
Good luck everyone TTC, hope my story helps!

Can't believe I'm a Walking Cliché

It truly, actually happened the one month I decided to stop trying... The advice I've always rolled my eyes at!

My spirits have been kept up by reading these stories throughout the year and a half I've been TTC, so I promised myself I'd submit mine when/if the time came. Well.... it came today! I got a BFP... on the one month when I hardly recorded anything to contribute! If this were any other cycle, you would have known how I was feeling down to the minute during my 2ww, but this month I tracked NOTHING. I didn't temp. I didn't pee on any sticks. I didn't even mark down when we did the deed...

I had also decided that this month and next wouldn't be ideal for pregnancy since we're going on a vacation that could potentially involve a lot of hot tubs and hot springs and good beer this Summer... so I wasn't tracking symptoms during the 2ww. I have an idea of when I ovulated because it's the FIRST TIME in this long journey that I've had anything even resembling EWCM and I got super frisky. So, please keep in mind that these DPO's are rough estimates, since I cannot say for absolutely certain the day I ovulated.

I should also mention that I had an HSG last month, so this was my second cycle of the so-called "heightened fertility" that can be a side-effect of that test. I also started taking baby aspirin a few weeks ago, because why not?

1-3 DPO — frisky, sensitive nipples (normal for me post-O), SUPER firm SUPER low cervix. I had never felt it anything remotely like that before. It felt like a bony nose and kind of grossed me out

4 DPO — Cervix soft and high again, nothing otherwise to report

5-9 DPO — Sensitive breasts, outer area especially (NOT normal for me), with some mood swings & cravings setting in, which I assumed were PMS

10 DPO — Tiny dizzy spell while seated and doing my nails, BB's still sensitive

11 DPO — BB's still sensitive. I can smell people's pee in the restroom and it's almost too much for me to stay in there. I'm supposed to have drinks with girlfriends tonight, so I decided to take a FRER as I'm running out the door to work so I could get the go ahead to have a glass (or three) of wine and clear my conscience... Low and behold... a faint line!!! I couldn't and can't believe it. So much for wine and hot tubs!

Now that I'm paying a bit more attention, I feel some tugging and pinching just beneath my belly button, and my cravings make much more sense. I have always been the first person to scoff when someone tells me it will happen when I stop trying. I had no idea it would be quite that literal. So, congratulations, old wives with your tales... I guess you were right. I'm elated, and hoping it sticks. <3

Rainbow/Clomid baby on his way!

I have PCOS and insulin resistance.
My husband an I ttcd for 16months and of the last 4 months of that I was taking 1500mg metformin and finally fell pregnant with our beautiful daughter Matilda. At 40+1 she was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident.. Thus beginning our journey to getting our rainbow baby.
I was taking 1500mg slow release metformin and began my first round of Clomid 50mg when I was 5months post partum.
In total I did 4 rounds of Clomid with my last being at 200mg.
Ovulated on CD 22
6dpo - sore nipples
8dpo- large amount of cm, crampy
9dpo - BFN, crampy, bloating, irritable uterus, nipples sore still
10dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, some stringy yellow tinged cm, boobs feel heavy and nipples still sensitive
11dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, felt like AF was about to arrive, increase cm from yesterday
12dpo - BFN, although a faint line an hour after I took the test. Temp dip. Positive opk?
13dpo - BFP, lower back pain and cramps

I am now 23 weeks and having a little boy.
Feeling incredibly blessed.

Goodluck to all your ladies on this roller coaster of a journey! Xxx

BFP after 7 months

Hi so I just wanted to share my news of a BFP in our first month of using Pre-Seed.

We have been trying for around 7 months (I'm 34) and in our 7th month – we decided to use Pre-Seed. One thing I will say is that the measurement guidelines on the box were a little too generous for us and I only used half the amount described as otherwise it would have been a bit too much!

I also didn’t seem to get on with ovulation kits in general so I decided to go with what my body was telling me – the usual back ache and dull pain in my side would often be the best giveaway for me.

Well anyway during the 2ww – I can’t say I felt any different really (well not that I noticed), no implantation bleeding (although I was sure I had this previously but then would get BFNs and my period would arrive) no cramping, nothing to write home about really until the day my period was due to arrive and my boobs were incredibly sore which never happens to me when I get my period. I also got some contracting-type pains in my lower pelvis while I was in a meeting at work and I thought that was odd.

Well when I got home, I did a HPT and it came up positive immediately.

I have since done 7 tests and all positive after our first month of using Pre-Seed yay! Oh and it was a lovely touch that the Pre-Seed arrived with baby dust!

Baby dust to everyone out there!

Over a year ttc femara works!

Hi all I have read the BFP stories on this board for months and thought I should offer some hope to those of you trying to conceive! I have PCOS and conceived naturally not planned 3 years ago when my daughter was 6 months old we decided to start trying for a second one, it wasn't that easy! We tried natural for 6 months and went to the fertility doc he recommended clomid. Tried clomid for five months did not ovulate even at the highest dose. I monitored my cycle using opks and went to my endocrinologist she upped my synthroid dose to lower my thyroid even more and increased my dose of metformin to 1000mg twice a day. Finally after trying nothing was happening, went back to fertility md and he prescribed femara 2.5mg cd 3-7 this is post o day 9 and I got 6 different faint but there BFP's. This cycle we also used preseed!

My symptoms has been minimal the one thing I have noticed is starting post o day 7 I became very hot and I am always cold, we are talking hot flashes and running the AC all night hot!! I wish you all luck don't be afraid to go to a reproductive md, and endocrinologists also can provide a wealth of information and support for those with PCOS!

BFP using soft cups, SMEP, and Mucinex after 3 months TTC!

We've only been trying for 3 months, but I have to say I was feeing pretty discouraged that we weren't instantly pregnant. This will be baby #3 for us (I'm 30 years old), and my first two babies we got pregnant the first go round, so I just assumed it would be that easy this time! After obsessing over every symptom the last two cycles, and being so disappointed with a BFNs, I tried to take it easy this time and not read to much into every little thing. But here are my symptoms, by DPO:

CD 16: O Day! Actually had gotten a positive ovulation strip on CD 14 and 15, and by CD 16 it was negative, but this is the day that FF chose as my O day. Also, CD 15 and CD 16 I had what felt like bad menstrual cramps (o pain?) but I was also gassy and constipated so cramping could have been related to that.

DPO 1: Nothing, slow rise in temperature.
DPO 2: Nothing, temp still going up.
DPO 3:Nothing, record high temp at 98.84
DPO 4: Feeling warm and flushed, but it was warm out so I wrote it off as nothing. A bit bloated. Temp slightly lower.
DPO 5: Temp dropping still. Bloated and gassy. Very emotional, cried watching TV (again, not that unusual for me).
DPO 6: Temp dropping further (still well above cover line though). Feeling grumpy and irritable that my temp as gone down three days in a row, I feel like I for sure cannot be pregnant. Very snappy and irritable mood, I figure that it is PMS. Boobs achy on and off, which is normal PMS symptom for me.
DPO 7: Temp is back up at 98.75. Feel in a much better mood. Weird stabbing pain in left nipple, which is not normal for me. Pain continues on and off throughout the day.
DPO 8: Gassy, temp is still high. I don't feel pregnant so I have coffee and feel weird and jittery (possibly because I've been abstaining from caffeine for so long).
DPO 9: Boobs achy (only a little). Gassy and a little bloated, face is breaking out a bit more than usual before AF. A few twinges and pains in my uterus. Menstrual like back cramps. Feeling very tired, take a nap in the afternoon, and still fall asleep at 9:30 at night.
DPO 10: Temp is still high (usually by now it starts to go down). Decide to take a cheap pregnancy test (Easy at Home Brand), and I am amazed that there is a very definite faint line!! Continued cramps and weird tingling in armpits and occasional stabbing pains in boobs. Feeling warm and flushed. Twinges in uterus. Can't keep eyes open after 9:00 PM.
DPO 11: Temp still up, take a Clear Blue Easy test and definite line appears! Also take another cheap test, and line is darker than yesterday's! Feeling very warm, gassy, and having twinges/pains in uterus. Very tired, napping a lot.

So that's it! Most of my pregnancy symptoms were so similar or identical to PMS, so I really wasn't holding out much hope (although at the beginning of this cycle I did have a good feeling about this being our cycle to conceive, but then after not really feeling pregnant I lost hope). So don't stress if you don't have that many symptoms, it's different every time. With my daughter I knew I was pregnant before I even tested, but not this time!

Things we did this cycle that might have helped our BFP that we didn't do last time:
DH: Took Maca Root, Zinc, and multi vitamin.

Me: Took Evening Primrose Oil to O day, then switched to Fish Oil. Also drank Red Raspberry leaf tea the whole cycle until I got a positive Pregnancy test. Also took prenantal, vit. d, vit. k, magnesium.

Followed Sperm Meets Egg Plan, using Soft Cups, Preseed, and took Mucinex during fertile period.

I have a retroverted uterus, so we DTD with me laying on my stomach and my hips propped up on a pillow. I also laid on my stomach (not my back) afterwards for at least 1 hour. I put the Soft Cups in after about an hour with a bit of preseed in it, and kept them in 8-12 hours.

BFP despite: one ovary, varicocele, low sperm motility, and BBT drop

Hey everyone-

So I have been pouring over these posts since TTC. I wanted to post some of the obstacles we faced in the title to give people some hope, as I gained so much insight from all of you.

1. To start I have one ovary as a result of a very large ovarian cyst when I was 18. Doctors have always assured me this would not affect my fertility, but I was still worried.

2. My significant other was diagnosed with low sperm motility 25%. We had just ordered supplements. He also has a varicocele, so we were looking into surgery when we got our positive.

3. Here are some details about my successful cycle:

- My cycle length has been variable since stopping birth control: 21-30 days so I have been using OPKs and BBT

- I had a +OPK on CD 17 and 18 (Clear Blue Digital and Easy@Home strips)

- We BD on CD 15, 17, 18, 19 (using pre-seed lubricant)

- Cramping with very slight brown discharge 11 DPO (CD 29) - otherwise no symptoms

- Rise in BBT 3-10 DPO (CD 21-28), but dropped back to the cover-line 11-12 DPO (CD 29-30), shot up to the highest point 13 DPO (CD 31)

- BFP 13 DPO (CD 31) on Clear Blue Digital (barely visible on Easy@Home strips)

Ok, I hope this gives some people some information.

Thanks again for all of your posts.

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