Preseed and ttc? Enlighten me please (possible TMI)

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

We used it and loved it. Got pregnant the first cycle we used it but that was also the same as my first cycle of Clomid. We only BDed FIVE days before I Oed and I fully credit the Preseed for keeping the swimmers alive so long.

It can’t hurt!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been using preseed for almost the entire time I’ve been TTC (a year in october). I still haven’t had a BFP.

It’s not a magical thing that will make you get pregnant. It’s just a helper if you don’t produce enough CM. If you have enough CM, you don’t need it.

I do not produce enough CM. I can’t even track my CM because I don’t have enough to see even if I dig my finger up in there. Only about twice have I seen good EWCM from myself. And I don’t get ‘wet’ at all. Even before TTC, we needed lube to even have sex.

That being aid, it’s a great lube… better than any we used before.

But… it’s pricey. At $20 a tube, make sure you need it before buying it (unless $20 isn’t a big deal to you).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m 32. My CM was just fine, we got KU on our first try. I’d say try without anything first, and then add in “helpers” as necessary if you have an issue. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsBananas:  We tried and like it. Now we use it even when we’re not in the fertile window! It can’t hurt but if you’re already getting a lot of ewcm it might not be necessary! It’s only twenty bucks at walgreens!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@daybyday: I have the same question!!!

TMI Alert!!!

Question (sorry to thread jack): I don’t have a lot of CM during the month, but I get plenty wet during sex. Do I still need preseed?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think you’d need the preseed if you have enough fluids. We used when we did do foreplay to ‘prime things up’. I wouldn’t give all the credit of my BFP to it, but I think it was a nice addition to my arsenal of temping, OPKs, charting CM, and lots of BD around fertile window.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tired it and it worked for us.  I also used Mucinex to increase EWCM.  If nothing else it’s really great lube!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@CityBearBride:  Wetness and EWCM are two different things. Wetness might not have the right PH and consistancy for sperm. In fact most of the time the vagina is a very hostile place for sperm. Using Preseed provides a safe place for sperm, helps them stay alive and be able to swim. 

If you arent making EWCM (check daily before you get turned on), then using Preseed might be helpful. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I used preseed with my third pregnancy after trying for several months., I ended up getting pregant the second month I used it and I had a miscarriage. I don’t think the two things are connected, but sometimes I wonder if it helped a sick swimmer make it (it that makes sense)!

I did go on to get pregnant a few months after my MC, but I didn’t use preseed then.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Perhaps I the odd woman out here, but I hated preseed.  It has a certain chemical make up to simulate cm so that it is more sperm friendly.  With that said, it completely altered the ph in my vagina, and I got a bacterial infection, as a result. It was awful.  After doing some reading online about preseed, I found that, that can happen.  

It totally works for a lot of women, but not me.  I only tried it to up my chances, because I, too, make enough cm; I just thought, why not give it a try!  Never again!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@KoiKove:  is arousal fluid really hostile to sperm? oh jeez I am never getting pregnant then 🙁 :'( 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsBananas: 

@CityBearBride:

KoiKove is right, arousal fluid is different than cervical fluid. Cervical fluid is what the sperm need to get where they need to be. I use preseed, but only when we’re anywhere close to my FW. I don’t need it otherwise as a lubricant.

Also, TMI, I don’t always use it with the little syringe, sometimes I’ll just apply as you would a normal lube. I’ve heard of people having success either way.

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