TTC for 6ish months then PreSeed

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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@emdinan:  Congratulations on your pregnancy! That’s really exciting.

I do think it’s important for everyone to keep in mind that the use of sperm-safe lubricants does not encourage or promote conception. However, for couples who typically use more traditional lubricants (which are not “sperm safe”), sperm-safe lube is the way to go. Most lubricants (like KY) slightly impair sperm motility (but not significantly enough to prevent pregnancy). If KY prevented pregnancy, it would be marketed as birth control. And if Preseed aided in pregnancy, it would be marketed to couples who are struggling with fertility. Rather, it’s simply a personal lubricant that is slightly better for sperm motility than other lubricants. 

Personally, I really take issue with the fact that they got away with naming a lube “Preseed”. I find it incredibly deceptive to couples who are trying to conceive. It’s just a basic water based lubricant that was FDA approved as not harming sperm. But it has not been found to increase chances of pregnancy compared to no lube at all.

But again, congratulations on your pregnancy! If lube helped, that’s awesome! I don’t mean to totally hate on the product. I’m sure I’ll use it if I ever decide I want a baby, because I’m a big fan of lube! Haha

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Bumble bee

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope it’s healthy and happy. 

I’m afraid I do have to agree with 

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@lovelyruby:  however. Preseed is simply sperm-friendly, so it won’t lessen your odds like other lubes might. I also don’t like how Preseed is touted around like a conception aid. It’s terribly misleading. 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Congratulations!!

As other ladies mentioned, although Preseed is a good tool, it’s definitely not a pregnancy guarantee. It took my husband and I 9 months to conceive our first, using Preseed for 5 of them, and 7 months to conceive our second (using Preseed the entire time). We also pulled all the other stops (OPKs, BBT, supplements, etc).

It’s always nice to look at what went right when conceiving and try to implement that elsewhere, and admittedly, what went right for me worked 3 times! The second time ending in a CP. But I don’t know another couple it’s worked perfectly for, so I’m still convinced the combination of everything I’ve done to get pregnant is coincidental.

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Newbee

I’m the same! Husband and I were trying around 6 months too and then finally bought conceive plus (similar to preseed) and then boom! Pregnant! Used it the first time and it worked for us.

If you are ttc it is definitely worth a shot, obviously it may or may not work but it was too much of a coincidence to say it didn’t help us. Currently 8 weeks 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I know that factually speaking, what PPs have said is true, but we TTC for 7 months with no luck and I got pregnant on cycle 8, the very first time we tried Preseed.  So.  I’m a believer because quite honestly, it worked, and it’s the ONLY thing we did differently.

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Busy bee

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@krm1984:  Sorry but that’s just confirmation bias. You got lucky that time. You can believe what you want but the fact is preseed doesn’t aid in pregnancy, it just doesn’t impair sperm.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Preseed worked for us too with our Dear Daughter. That and softcups after DTD. Congrats!

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Busy bee

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@DogsAndWine:  I literally said that factually speaking, I agreed.  So you can also believe what you want.

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Blushing bee

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@krm1984:  We used PreSeed for 3/4 cycles trying. One was a CP, one was this current cycle. It certainly didn’t hurt anything. I also did it on the recommendation of one of my best friends, who tried for 7-8 months and on the 9th month tried PreSeed and BAM, preggo with a perfect baby girl. She did it on the recommendation of her girlfriends, who had similar stories. So while there isn’t a large study or significant literature suggesting it’s pro-fertility, I was pretty convinced by my n=2 uncontrolled, anecdotal evidence that it did something. 

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Busy bee

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@pelesaurus:  Same.  My personal experience was enough for me.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

For me the only thing I did during TTC that I felt helped my body was morning primrose oil capsules. They really increased my fertile cervical mucus. I really noticed a huge difference in how much my body produced when i took it. I’d recommend trying it and seeing if it helps your body produce more CM instead of using pressed to artificially make more cm. We used presseeed too and it was great to have a TTC friendly lube especially since sex can get tedious doing it every other day and some times you need the extra help getting it done quick if you don’t have the time to really get into it lol. 

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

But overall I just wanted to point out that since pressed doesn’t hurt the TTC process and is legitimately a good lube for TTC I think we all should cut it some slack and those who swear by it.  

I think everyone who is TTC knows not to put emotional stock into any method to help get pregnant faster. What works for some doesn’t work for all. So I think this debate is a bit unnecessary and those coming down hard on people who think preeseed worked for them is also unhelpful and unnecessary. 

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Busy bee

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@mrsssb:  Preach on it, sis.  We’re sharing personal experiences and each one is valid.

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Busy bee

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@lovelyruby:  EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID. Preseed is NOT a contraceptive aid. It is merely less damaging to sperm than usual lube. If you find lube an important part of your sex-life and are trying to conceive, switch to pre-seed. If you don’t need lube to enjoy sex, you are more likely to conceive without it. 

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