We received these tips on using Pre-Seed lubricant through our reviews service last week and wanted to share it with you:
Feels natural, doesn’t sting and swimmer friendly!! To save a bit of money, as I know its more expensive than other lubes, i just use a small pea sized amount (approx) rather than fill the applicators. It seems to be enough and thus it lasts longer. Its my favourite.
if you have any tips or feedback on using Pre-Seed that you feel me be useful to others please fell free to share them in comments.
This is a common question that we are asked as the two products are very similar. They are both excellent fertility lubricants that have been designed specifically for couples trying to conceive, and are the two leading fertility lubricants in the UK currently.
We thought we would give you our opinion of the pros and cons for each, having sold them both for many years now ,to help you to choose which one will suit your needs.
Pre-Seed has been around now for many years in fact we have been selling it for about 9-10 years I think. During that time we have lots of positive feedback about the product and very little if any negative feedback.
Originally it was only available in pre-filled applicators but it now comes in a 40g multi-use tube with applicators that you can fill yourself.
Pros for Pre-Seed
its been around for ages and has lots of positive feedback & successful pregnancies.
it is available in a multi-use tube with vaginal applicators that you fill yourself which means that you can use as little or as much as you like and you only need to buy one product
it can be used for intravaginal application & for external application to either partner
it has been clinically tested and shown to be sperm friendly & non irritant
it is reasonably priced at around £12-15 pound for a 40g tube
it is easy to use and comes with comprehensive instructions
it is the most versatile product of the two as it allows for both external and internal application
Cons for Pre-Seed
Currently at time of writing it is only available online in UK and mainly through specialist fertility suppliers
The lack of a small tube means you cannot try Pre-Seed before committing to a large tube
Conceive Plus has also been around a long time (although not quite a s long as Pre-Seed I think) and also has lots of positive feedback & Successful pregnancies. It is available as 3 different products currently. Pre-filled applicators & tubes of Conceive plus in two sizes (small & large).
Pros for Conceive Plus
The small cheaper 30g tube allows you to try the Conceive Plus before you commit to a larger tube & is excellent value for money. It is ideal for external application to either partner for foreplay & intercourse.
It is widely available in Boots and also online
There is lots of positive feedback about the product and very little negative feedback.
The range of products means that there should be a product to suit you.
Reasonably priced at between £6 and £15
Easy to use and comes with comprehensive instructions from manufacturer
The small 30g tube is small & discreet for when travelling
The pre-filled applicator product allows you to insert the lubricant deep inside the vagina if dryness is a problem and you do not need to work out how much lubricant to use as this is done for you.
Cons for Conceive plus
The lack of a multi-use tube means that if you want to use intravaginal applicators & have the lubricant for external application you have to buy two products making it more costly.
Some women find the pre-filled applicators contain too much lubricant and so some is wasted-you are not able to choose how much lubricant you put into the applicator as this is done for you.
Conclusion-Is it Pre-Seed or Conceive Plus ?
Well our answer is it depends on how you wish to use the product.
If you are looking for a fertility lubricant that you can use internally as well as externally & where you can choose how much lubricant to insert into the vaginal applicator then I would try Pre-Seed multi-use 40g tube first and see if it suits you. This way you are only having to purchase one product.
If you are looking for a product just for foreplay and then external application to either partner then I would probably try the Conceive plus 30g tube first and see if it suits you. you can then go onto buy a larger tube if required.
If you are looking for a lubricant just for internal vaginal application prior to intercourse, with pre-filled applicators so that you do not need to decide how much lubricant to use, then opt for Conceive Plus pre-filled applicators.
Whichever one you choose they are both great fertility lubricants and we have no hesitation in recommending them both. Just choose the format that suits your particular needs.
We received this lovely Pre-Seed success story yesterday and wanted to share it with you
”My husband and I tried for a baby for 8 months with no luck, I knew when I ovulated but decided to buy opk tests just to make sure I was ovulating turns out I was right on track, I also decided to give Preseed a try because I heard many good reviews and success stories. I wasn’t having the egg white discharge like I should have. We used preseed for a couple days before I ovulated up untill a couple days after and I finally was pregnant now im 28 weeks pregnant with my baby girl and couldnt be happier. Preseed has deff. helped thank you so much l, I recommend it to everyone I know whose trying to conceive.” DG 5/7/12
Here is a a lovely Pre-Seed testimonial we received this summer.
Thank you so much for sending us your success stroies we love to hear them & to share them with others
”WAS TRYING FOR A BABY FOR AROUND A YEAR TO NO AVAIL..GOT WORRIED BECAUSE PARTNER HAS A SON FROM OTHER PARTNER. AND YOUR MIND WORKS OVERTIME WITH THE”WHAT IFS”. MY PARTNER DONE LOADS OF RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT ABOUT PRE SEED. ORDERED IT ON 18TH MAY 2010 AND ITS NOW 26 JUNE AND IM PREGNANT. OVER THE MOON. SO BEFORE YOU PANIC GIVE IT A TRY.IT MIGHT JUST WORK.”
SS 26/6/10 UK
If you have a success story to share please e-mail it to email@example.com or leave it in comments.
We have had some lovely Pre-Seed success stories here in the UK over the last couple of months. Thank you so much for e-mailing them to us
Here are the two latest ones:
My DH and I conceived first month of trying but miscarried at 7 weeks. We then tried for 8 months before getting pregnant again. Sadly this time it was ectopic. After the pre-requisite 3 month wait we started trying again. 6 months later our consultant told us my DH had such a low sperm count that it was highly unlikely we would ever conceive naturally again. We were waiting to start a cycle of IVF and still trying hope against hope. We began using a fertility monitor but it wasn’t until we tried Preseed that we finally got the BFP – first month of using preseed. Lots of things have contributed to this success but preseed definitely played a role – defying the doctors prognosis! It really does work!
Thank you so much
Karen, Chesterfield, UK 20/4/10
Hi, Just had to write to you to share my good news. Have been trying to conceive for a few years and after 2 miscarriages had nearly given up. Started using Preseed – got through one box and just ordered another when to my surprise, I found out I am pregnant! Just had my 12 week scan and all is well. I am over the moon and thought at 45 years old I was over the hill!
We received this lovely e-mail this month & wanted to share it with you through the fertility blog
Hi – another one for you (if a little late!). I had had many miscarriages and when I remarried at 42 I didn’t really expect to have a child, but charted for a couple of months and so became aware of the various TTC websites; after reading Pre-Seed recommendations on them, I ordered some online and we used it for our 4th cycle TTC. Needless to say we conceived immediately and have a darling son who is now 13 months old. I have just stopped breastfeeding him and so we’re TTC- ing number two, if we can (I’m now 45). Of course, we’re using Pre- Seed again. Even if we don’t succeed, your lovely product makes it an enjoyable experience. Thank you to Dr Ellington and the teams in both the US and the UK.
Just read this inspirational Pre-Seed success story on ING fertility website, and wanted to share it with you
Dear Dr. E, I have been having infertility issues for the past 12 years which has never been diagnosed as something specifically wrong, just unexplained infertility. My darling son was born in 2004 on my third try at IVF, when I was 39 years old. When he turned 1, my husband & I started trying for a second. I became pregnant on my own (for the first time in my life!) but unfortunately had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. I lost confidence that I could do it on my own again, so I started doing IVFs once more. After 5 rounds & 20 good embryos inserted with none of them implanting, I gave up. I was researching adoption options for a few months & even made an appointment to see an adoption lawyer when a friend of mine told me about Preseed in November, 2008. Two of her other friends who had spent years TTC had recently become pregnant using Preseed. After all the money I had spent on IVF, I figured why not give this inexpensive (and MUCH more fun sounding) option a try?
I bought a package and only used two of the applicators the first month of trying, December 2008. I didnt even know I was pregnant until 6 weeks in because it didnt even occur to me that it might have worked so soon! I am now 20 weeks pregnant with a daughter and excited beyond belief. Did I mention that I am now 44?! Its truly a miracle! I gave the remainder of the first box of Preseed to a friend whos TTC and the second box I had bought to another friend and hope that if they conceive while using it, we can call ourselves The Sisterhood of the Travelling Lubricant!!!
My husband & I cannot possibly thank you enough for your miraculous product which we are telling everyone about. You have brought so much joy into our lives. Were so grateful that we heard about your product and only wish we had heard about it earlier!) Now I want to ask my IVF doc for a refund for those 5 insanely expensive IVFs!
With Great Appreciation, D F
P.S. My husband is so impressed with your results, hes dying to buy stock in your company!
Found this heart warming PreSeed Testimonialon the manufacturers website and wanted to share it with you
Dear Preseed, I highly recommend this product to people trying to conceive. I thought I could not get pregnant after being with my husband for eight years. We were not trying but we decided we wanted to give it a shot around the end of 2007. We tried for at least six months and nothing. So were thinking one of us has an issue. So I looked online on how to conceive, did a lot of research and I found Preseed! Sure enough after the second tube of lube I became pregnant! We now have a very healthy baby girl. She was born Nov. 20th 2008 weighing 7 pounds. She is three months now and she weighs 16lbs!! Thanks Preseed for the spark we needed! ~ J.S, Richmond, CA 12/3/09
I dont even know how to say this, I never really thought Id be typing this so soon. This was our FIRST cycle using Preseed and I just got a positive test!!! IM PREGNANT!!!! I was reading on here before with people saying they used it once and got pregnant. I didnt think it would happen to me, but it did! Ive been trying for close to 6 months now and BAM! This product is Amazing and I will be using it from now on. I will recommend this to anyone trying to conceive. wooooooohoooooo thanks again!!!!!
Just read this lovely Pre-Seed review on the manufacturers website and wanted to share it with you.
It was posted 3/12/08
Well Pre seed thanks for the extra help with getting preggers. My husband decided it was ok for me to try to get pregnant one more time. This coming from a man who for 17 years told me he didnt want anymore kids. So I had to jump on the opportunity before he changed his mind (bad I know, but you gotta do what you gotta do) and surely enough right before it was time to take my test he was starting to have doubts about this whole have another baby thing, but luckily I had ordered my preseed and used it the first month trying to conceive and I of course got a BFP. So its too late now honey thanks