To pre-seed, or not to pre-seed....

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To pre-seed, or not to pre-seed....
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:27pm

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 8:19am
In my experience....

I never really had an issue with CM but after 10 months of trying, I wasn't getting pregnant either and I used OPKs, checked my CP, CM, and took prentals. So the last couple of months (month 9 and month 10), I added baby aspirin, 2 cups of green tea daily and preseed to my mix. And on the 10th month, I was pregnant! I'm not sure which one was the miracle worker for me but in my experience, preseed certainly didn't hurt. :)

This is how I used it...test it out and see how much to use is best for you. It's very slippery. I used between .5 and 1ml. I believe they suggest 2ml but that was too much in my experience. During my fertile week, I used it every other day and than as soon as I got my positive OPKs, I used it every night when we BD'd, layed with my butt on a pillow and legs up. It never bothered me or DH so I figured, why not! :)


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Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 11:20am
Too much of a good thing can hurt! I think they recommend 3 which is ridiculous...I use .5 & that's ok for us but if I use more dh complains. Too much affects his sensation & during one unfortunate session he was unable to finish which was frustrating for us both.

So if you already have enough cm & generally don't bother with lube you could be ok. Another option could be mucinex or robitussin (guifenesin as the only ingredient) as this will thin your cm out a bit. Evening primrose oil (epo) is helpful to increase cm & green tea as well. Pre seed is expensive too, so it might be something to consider adding later on if you don't get your bfp as quickly as you'd like...
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Registered: 03-25-2011
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 3:15am
Hi,I used preseed to see if it worked and used about 2ml during and increased a little on fertile days,we loved the stuff!We started trying in April,used preseed in may and conceived but unfortunately had a chemical pregnancy 3 days later which was heartbreaking!My DH and I decided to try and be natural and put preseed to the side and next month,much to my amazement,I was pregnant again!It doesn't just need to be used as a aid for sperm to swim but also so that it is used as a lubricant!we loved it!expensive but its each to your own!anything is worth a try,I just seemed to be very fortunate!All the best for you x
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Registered: 07-11-2011
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 6:31pm

I would highly recommend you use Pre-Seed even if you don't notice a CM issue. It will ensure that you have the best environment for the little guys to travel! Plus, you'll love it!


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Registered: 07-11-2011
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 6:37pm

I would highly recommend using Pre-Seed. I don't have any CM issues but I love it! Plus, I know that it is creating the best environment for the little swimmers!