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We're SO pleased to announce that Melissa Lamb will be the Master of Ceremonies for Charlotte & Theo's Butterfly Run on Saturday October 13, 2018.⠀ .⠀ Melissa was born in the small country town of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, but grew up in Ottawa. She’s spent the past 10 years in front of the cameras as a television host. She worked on CTV Morning Live delivering the weather and as a host, and is the current host of Ottawa Trends. Melissa is also a Brand Ambassador for St. Laurent Shopping Centre, and very involved in supporting initiatives in her community!⠀ .⠀ Melissa also has a personal connection with The Butterfly Run. Melissa's nephew Oliver was stillborn four years ago. Last year her entire family loved running in the inaugural Butterfly Run in honour of Oliver, and they will all be back again this year.⠀ .⠀ You can get to know Melissa more by following her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @melissalambtv ⠀ .⠀ Thank you so much Melissa!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #thankyou #partner #butterflyrunottawa #miscarriage #infantloss #1in4 #butterflyrun #thebutterflyrun #butterflybabies #myottawa #ottawa #gatineau #grief #loss #perinatalloss #perinatalhospice #pregnancyloss #miscarriagesucks #infertilitysucks #infertility #1in6 #run #runottawa #runottawa2018 #PAIL
Have you ever driven somewhere you’ve never been before & you just keep missing the turn? So, you are going around in circles lost, while everyone else is arriving to the party and starting to dance and mingle. And there you are, just driving around clueless. Now, take that feeling and apply it to infertility and TTC. I login to social media and I swear every time an old friend from High School, a colleague, or even that younger than you relative is posting some adorable photo with their SO & a new ultrasound image. Maybe not every time, but pretty darn close. And inside you start to feel a little happiness for the person and the miracle of life that is growing inside of them, but then you get that sinking feeling. That down the hill of the steep rollercoaster stomach somersault that your time is running out. Maybe the parties almost over and that hidden fear that borrows itself in your inner most thoughts; that what if you never end up at the party? What if you miss it all together? What if you never have babies? STOP. 🚦 Ain’t nobody got time for them BFN thoughts. My husband (awesome man, give him a follow @codymorehead )once told me that he doesn’t believe that lie/fear for a second. He told me: “I have a hard time believing that God would put such a desire and passion for children in our hearts, and not grant us children.” This has stuck with me, and I’ve even prayed for God to take this desire away, if it’s not in His will. He hasn’t. So, I have to believe that someday WE WILL have babies. And maybe, I’ll be 99 like Sarah...but on the plus side...at least I won’t have to worry about stretch marks...I’ll already have them beautiful wrinkles 😉💖
Hysteroscopy completed, they took a biopsy and did a scratch. Just in recovery and awaiting for my blood pressure to pick back up and some of this pain to subside. #hysteroscopy #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #infertility #infertilitysucks #reprofit #brno #czechrepublic #implantationfailure #2failedcycles #icsi #ivfsisterhood #lowamh #pcos
Your body isn’t amazon prime. It won’t show up in two days ✌🏻DO WORK DAILY 🙌🏻
"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." - Woody Allen❤️ . . I have always been Type A. I used to plan my days down to the minute! Naturally I had my whole life planned...graduate with my Master's by 22, CPA by 23, married by 23, 2-3 kids by 30. Because of my determination, I was always able to achieve nearly everything that was within my control. However my husband and I struggled with infertility for nearly 3 years. This was out of my control, and this completely interrupted MY plans of having all kids by 30. 🤷‍♀️I had a difficult time reconciling my expectations with reality during this time. Once I began reading scripture consistently, I began to understand that God has a wonderful plan for my life. Plans even greater than I could ever dream for myself! That's worth getting excited about even if His plans are different than mine 🙏🏻 . . PS - I have recently fallen in love with avocado toast topped with everything but the bagel seasoning from Trader Joe's! Oh.my.word. 🙌 . . #fruitsandveggies #snackplate #snacks #healthysnacks #healthylifestyle #eatforabs #wholefoods #fitmom #fitmommy #intuitiveeating #snacktime #freshfoods #deliciousfood #cleaneatingideas #eattherainbow #foodisfuel #healthymom #mommyblogger #fitnessblogger #fuelyourbody #stronggirls #healthylunchideas #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #hypothalamicamenorrhea #hypothalamicamenorrhearecovery #eatrightnotless #faith #avocadotoast
TO THE STRONGEST SOULS I KNOW!! The ones misunderstood, isolated and loosing hope ... your rainbow is coming!! But in the mean time ... HOW ARE YOU? ARE YOU OK? I know the answer to this question all too well, however , I also know it’s not asked nearly enough!!💜 • • #TTC #ttccommunity #miscarriageawareness #reocurringmiscarriages #momto6angels 👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽👼🏽 #griefsupport #PALS #rainbowbaby #DontStopBelieving #YOUareNOTalone #iam1in8 #iAm1 % #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #dowhathealsyou #thenotsofixedmom
This sums it up. All the emotions I am feeling while sitting in waiting room while my son is in surgery. Mostly Anxiety. It reminds me of the rollercoaster of emotions during that 2 week window while I was trying to conceive. Brings me right back there😳
Coffee. Always coffee. ☕️
I made a post about PCOS earlier this week and the opinions on Clomid was split down the middle. Some women had success on Clomid and some say it was ineffective • Has anyone tried any other remedies to treat infertility with #PCOS ? I am interested to know if holistic remedies, such as teas, acupuncture, etc work to treat the infertility • Sending virtual hugs to all the women experiencing infertility, miscarriages, and other challenges with PCOS💕
I am a warrior and my scars tell my story. They tell the tale of a woman who has over comes everything life has thrown at her. Her heart has broken time and time again. She's survived abusive relationships and battled addiction. She is her own worst enemy and often learns the hard way. Every time she has fallen, she has picked herself up and continued fighting. She never stops fighting. Her heart repairs. It heals and becomes stronger than before. She is a warrior with scars that tell the stories of her battles. I will fight every battle that life throws at me. Some battles will be easier than others, some will leave me with more scars. But I am proud of every scar on my body because each scar is a badge of survival. I am a warrior and I am a survivor. Wear your scars with honour. You are stronger than you believe. You are still here. You've made it this far and you will make it further. Share your triumphs and your set backs. You've survived. Be proud. #infertility #fertility #fertilitychallenged #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #fightinginfertility #letstalkinfertility #ivf #ivfjourney #ivflife #thisisivf #endometriosis #endo #endowarrior #endoawareness #ttc #ttcgram #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcaustralia #ttcdownunder #waitingforourrainbow #ttcwarrior #ivfwarrior #warrior #battlewounds
April 6, 2014 ~ the day that changed everything for me. I stopped saying « I will start tomorrow » . Noone really knew it then but I was a year and bit into my #infertilitysucks struggles and needed a break.. . #21dayfix was my first ever home workout. In 21 days I accomplished so much and it was great to be accountable not to just myself but to others.. . Who know what I was doing then set me up for what I am preparing myself for now. Life as a mother. The greatest gift you could ever give yourself is YOU time. #noteasybutworthit . Next bootcamp starts Oct 1, who wants in 🙋🏾‍♀️? . . Ku aka #fitmamainprogress 💙💗 _ _ _ _ _ _ #fitandfun #healthiswealthfitness #mytransformation #weightlossisajourney #fitnessjourney2018 #selfcareproject #ahealthyme #alwayslookback #neverforgetwhereyoucamefrom #throwbackthursday #iifymweightloss #flexibledietinglifestyle #iifymchicks #liftheavythings #curvesinalltherightplaces #strongisthenewpretty #chickswholiftheavy #funandfit #funandfitness #weighlosstransformation #youvsyourself #athomefitness #infertilitywarrior #ibeatinfertility
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What are you looking forward to happening, even if you're not sure how it will happen? . I look forward to having my house in Italy cruising my yacht around the Med. . I haven't figured out the "how" part but I am certainly living in the reality now! Focusing on the past, the "should haves" "would haves" is useless. The past is the past. You haven't tried it all. Open your eyes to having what you want, embrace it, and the universe will align the right people, services, and information in your path to getting what you want. . What could open up for you in your life if you decided to invest 90-minutes of your time to see if an Evolutionary Instigator is right for you? https://www.energynsoul.com/book-online I promise, you have not tried it all! • • • • • • #ThursdayThought #ThursdayMotivation #infertility #fertility #IVF #years #treatment #babies #pregnancy #journey #childlessness #ivfstruggle #ttcstruggle #ttc #childlessnotbychoice #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #pcos #talkabouttrying #infertilityawareness #ttcsisters #baby #ttcjourney #infertilitysupport #icsi #health #tryingtoconceive #womenshealth
Back to London.. Hitting the ground running! Thank God I have more holidays booked between now and December, my to do list is ridiculous. I suffer from migraines already but this bloody depo meds! I can't believe som Women take this monthly. Migraines, hot flushes, nauseous, insomnia WTF! AND WHY DOES MY BODY HAVE TO TAKE ON EVERY BLOODY SIDE AFFECT 😡. FET booked only to remember I'm at my cousins wedding the day im meant to be on a flight 😂. Oh the journey... This has to be worth it eventually 🙏🏽. . . . #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #pcos #fertility #ttccommunity #icsi #ttcsupport #ttcsucks #ivf #myivfjourney #ttcsisters #ivfstory #ivfabroad #ivfsisters #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfEurope #fetfail #fet2 #ivfround2 #ivfwarrior #fet
Back to checking OPKs. I’ve taken clomid for the first time this cycle. But depressingly our donor has decided this isn’t for him any more. So even when I do ovulate we won’t be able to try this month. Question: has Clomid made anybody else feel really depressed? I’ve had the worst symptoms of depression on it! Suddenly not having a donor this month hasn’t helped the symptoms either. . . #opk #ttc #clomid #clomifene #tryingtoconceive #depressed #stress #tescoopk #ovulationtest #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #sosad #donorneeded
Christine of @lifewpassion was understandably unprepared for the loss of her child. Having been through miscarriages and stillbirths myself, I think nothing really prepares you. Have you experienced loss during your infertility journey? Share your story! Then listen to Christine tell hers: beatinfertility.co/144 #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #saythefword #talkabouttrying
So after two very sleepless nights, we finally had the news that all three embabies are developing well and are top quality! Transfer on Saturday! Keep going little ones!! #ivf #icsi #bournhallcambridge #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #infertilityawareness #infertility #infertilitysucks #eggretrieval #embryotransfer #embabies #embryo
I am learning to lean on God when life seems like it's too much to take on my own. I'm not there yet, but can see that I am making progress! #jesuscalling #infertility #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttccommunity #letgoandletgod
Ugh! So frustrating lol.. 5th lot of bloods tomorrow, hopefully closer to if not ovulating.. Really worried as we have a public holiday coming up and I really don't want to have to wait another month to do the FET.. Damn timing.. #ivfjourney #icsi #fet #ivfsupport #ivf #icsijourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #iwantababy #anxiouswait #pineapple #pregnancy #repromed
Hi all im Kayleigh 😊 after 18 months of hospital visits I finally have a plan of action for the next 6 months. #slimmingworld is going to be a massive part of my life from Monday onwards 💖 #slimmingworld #pcos #pcosweightlossjourney #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #goals ❤️ #hopingformyrainbowbaby #infertilitysucks
Ladies we are finally having our first meetup since our summer hiatus. Who will be joining us on October 7th at Kings Bowling in Rosemont? . . #infertilitysucks #infertilityfriends #infertility support #friends #Chicago
I am so run down....the flu has hit me hard!!😩 going to spend all day in bed feeling sorry for myself. Anyway, enough about me! I just want to say how happy I am for all the beautiful sisters I follow who are sharing success stories, so happy for you!!!! And for those still trying (like me) ..I’m praying for us all!!!❤️ Thanks for all the support! This is the best community. • • • • • • • • • • #ttc #pcos #ttcpcos #pcosttc #ttcjourney #pcosjourney #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #pcosawareness #pcossucks #cysterhood #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilemyrtle
Wow! There are a lot of BFP’s and scan updates flying around on my feed in the last few weeks and it couldn’t make me happier!! This is such a hard journey and for some it takes a lot longer than others but we are all in this together and I love the support everyone gives each other even if it’s while blinking back the tears. It gives me hope that I’ll get there and soon it will be my BFP and scans that are giving hope to someone who is starting out on this journey or struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For anyone that needs to read this today and whether you are 3 months into this journey, 3 years in, growing your miracle(s) or watching them grow up - You are a fucking warrior and you can do this!! There is an amazing group of people who are here to support you every step of the way!! #emotional #wowthatwasaramble #carriedawayonthehappiness #hope #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivffriends #ivficsi #infertility #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysucks #wecandothis #support #infertilityawareness #bfp #ivfsuccess
If you’re trying to conceive (TTC), you’ll probably find yourself scrolling through online message boards for answers you’re looking for. The problem you’ll come across is that every other word in each post and comment will no doubt be an acronym that will leave you feeling completely clueless as to what it is your reading. Read my ‘Fertility’ blog post on getting to grips with TTC jargon to become familiar with over 150 commonly used acronyms #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #ttcafterectopic #ttcaftermiscarriage #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #fertilitysupport #fertilitycoach #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #acronym #babymaking
I am so honoured to hold space for us angel moms next week. Here is a bit more about what to expect on day one | What now ?? 1.click on to my linktree LINK in my profile 2.click the first box for more details and sign up for a free mini guidebook to support you. I hope to see you there - DM me 🌟🌟 Jenn xx
I bought this gorgeous bump diary last round (4) from @writetome The round that I truly believed had worked. 💔 But our little embryo didn’t make it. I’ve honestly never been more heartbroken. So I’ve kept in locked away until today. Today I was brave and took it out ready for round 5. I have to get into a positive mind frame again. The #tww SUCKS. And having to ‘act’ pregnant for those to weeks was torture. I honestly thought I was pregnant. It’s taken a while for me to get through the last rounds heartache, but I can say with a smile on my face, that we have round 5 #eggcollection tomorrow. We pulled the trigger last night... well I did at work.. 5 injections in the bathroom. Lucky I work in a hospital! We have done the down regulating cycle again, so fingers crossed any little eggs —> then little embryos will be frozen for a #FET in a months time. ❄️ I hope you’re all doing ok. I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I’ve just needed time and space to take in the loss of our little one that could have been. #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ivflite #hunterivf #infertilitysucks #endometriosis #failedtransfer #wepulledthetrigger #ivfround5 #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #pcos #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #epu
Today has been a hard day. I swear everyone I know has just announced they are pregnant....well it feels that way. I want to be happy for them, I really do. I just can't today. Today I have to cry in the shower, cry in my car and cry in the toilets at work. Tonight I will cry in my husbands arms and he will try his best to comfort me but it won't help. Tomorrow I will wake up and put on a brave face, I will send congratulation messages to the 3 ladies in my world that announced their pregnancies today. I will go to work and smile and laugh and then I will go home and tell my husband what a crappy day I actually had. I know I will eventually be happy for these ladies and welcome their child to this world with love and open arms. But today it's okay to not be okay.
Phase two medications have arrived!!! Now working on the start date. #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #ttcjourney
On a day like today where my mood is lower than low, I am grateful for this beautiful Perth weather and great friends. . . . . . . . . . #fertility #fertilityjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #1in6
And for the second time this week, a YogaYin student has announced she’s 4 weeks pregnant! She had issues with blocked Fallopian tubes & dedicatedly practiced our fertility yoga for Fallopian tubes. Find the link in our bio 💗 Early days, but fingers & toes crossed 🙏🏻💗💗💗 . . . #yogayin #yogayinworks #fertility #fertilitysuccess #bfp #pregnant #baby2019 #blockedfallopiantubes #yogaworks #fertilityyoga #infertilitysucks #fertilitysupport #ttc #tww #ivf #iui #mmc #pof #fet #chemicalpregnancy #infertilitystruggles #fallopiantubes
Immunology bloods have been done. 3 vials of blood was taken, is it just me but I love watching my blood come out! Maybe I should have been vampire 🤣 #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfabroad #ttc #infertilitysucks #infertility #icsi #ivfsisterhood #2failedcycles #hopingforanswers #pcos #lowamh #reprofit #brno #czechrepublic
Love this campaign from @thisisalicerose ❤️ definitely heard a few of these over the years! #Repost @thisisalicerose with @get_repost ・・・ I was blown away by the speed and volume of response when I asked you what the most upsetting comment you had heard was while trying to bring home a baby. I knew there was a problem with people saying the wrong things to someone going through infertility or loss - but I had no idea how big it was. The more I heard from you, the more I felt driven to DO SOMETHING. My 'Think! What Not to Say' #twnts campaign officially launches on Thursday. But today I am SO PROUD to announce that the amazing @drlarisacorda will act as ambassador!! Dr Larisa is a regular fertility specialist on the telly box as well as a glorious human. She is a breath of fresh air, marrying medical expertise with a beautiful, positive and conscious approach. 💛The comments in this vid are a tiny sample & come under the 'well intentioned but misdirected friend/family/colleague' umbrella...but there are many more from the professionals who look after us too. So keep your eyes peeled. Because we have got a lot more content coming out to raise awareness and try to CHANGE things. 💛 I'll be publishing a long list of the comments you've already sent to me on my website (anonymously), but if you have any more you'd like me to add, do let me know below and tell me if you want to get involved in any way!! #ivf #fertility #ivfstrongertogether #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #infertilitysucks #mindfulness #infertility #fertilityjourney #twnts
Oh how I love sleep 💕. Drift off to a place all quiet and magical with these eye blinds by @ettitudestore ~ Soft as clouds! These are made from sustainable 100 % Organic Bamboo. 💕 💕A Vegan alternative and ready to gift to someone today ✨ 💕 💕Pair me with @happyskincare Vegan eco-friendly lip balm and you have a heavenly sent 💝 gift
Days like this make infertility tough. Seeing my husband so loving care for kids and how they run to him to play or even just want to sit next to him and eat snacks, makes the pain deep in my heart ache. I am so thankful for friends who allow us to love on their children as we wait. To all the others struggling, I see you and love you even though we live miles apart. I am in this with you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #infertilityjourney #ttc6years #antispermantibody #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertility
THINK! WHAT NOT TO SAY I was brought to humiliated tears when my consultant told me to stop looking at my phone during our first ever appointment at the fertility clinic. I was checking my period tracking app to make sure I gave her the correct dates after waiting months to see her. I wasn't strong enough then to tell her I needed her respect and I needed ownership of that time, to look at that sodding phone, to make sure I gave her the correct information when nothing else was under my control, and everything was wrong. I was shocked at how many comments, amongst the hundreds you sent me, were also from the consultants, GPs, nurses or midwives looking after you. I was shocked to hear comments from consultants like: "you must seem very traumatised this time, but you must have realised it wasn't unexpected" when a woman had her fourth miscarriage. I was shocked to hear that a pharmacist argued publicly with someone who had just had a stillbirth over whether her maternity exemption certificate was valid. I was shocked that receptionists in GP surgeries are confused and helpfully point out that 'you're not pregnant anymore' when a woman, after a miscarriage, asks for a follow up appointment. Family and friends need help to get it right too, but in a way I understand why they get it wrong so much. But if you work with patients going through this EVERY DAY: you need to know what not to say. It is simply not good enough. So, I am respectfully asking the people working in patient facing roles, who care for anyone going through infertility or loss to T.H.I.N.K Is this True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind? I am asking for anyone working in this sector to share this campaign. I am asking for anyone in the media, to share the article in my profile, or my campaign video. I am asking you to share a selfie with one finger pointing to your head if you have been affected by anyone saying something which has upset you. I am asking, respectfully, for a little more respect and empowerment for the people going through probably the worst experience of their lives. Swipe to see campaign aims and ways to get involved. Full article in bio. #twnts
Since our beta results came back, I've been having what I can only describe as a mental breakdown. 🚫 . I needed a break from everything IVF. Instagram, cycle-tracking, symptom-watching, testing, DIETING, and most importantly- pumping my body full of meds. 😩 . . It has been two weeks now and I feel like I am finally on the "other side" of this. 🧖‍♀️ . Thank heavens for my husband for being a total rock through this. (Although he did confess that he cries in the bathroom at work sometimes. How heartbreaking is that? 😭). A reminder that your partner is in this with you. 💔 . . We see our doctor this week to talk about what the eff happened with this transfer and our next steps. . . As always: Eff you infertility! 🖕 . . . . #ttcrainbowbaby #rainbowbaby #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttc #1in4 #infertilitysucks #infertility #ivf #ttccommunity #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #fertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarriors #onegoaltwolines   #fertilitytreatment #firstivfcycle #ivfstimulation #ivfstims #fet #frozenembryotransfer #letrozole #medrol
I'm a wife, a friend, a sister, a photographer, an artist and a collector of all things pop culture. I love chilling in front of the tv watching netflix with my husband on rainy nights and sitting around a campfire with friends. I am passionate about my health and my job. I'm kind and funny. I enjoy a decent book and a good feed. I laugh at inappropriate times and trip over flat surfaces. I'm tattooed and pierced and my hair is always a different colour. There are many pieces of me.....I'm not just infertility.
Just a quick insider look at some costs that couples face who struggle with infertility. We appreciate love and support. What we do not appreciate are suggestions that have crossed our mind thousands of times and make us cry every time we hear them. Here’s a look at some infertility costs: ▪️Prenatal/Vitamins: $30-50 per bottle. ▪️Ovulation Test Strips: Hundreds of $$$ over the years of trying. ▪️Pregnancy Tests: AGAIN, hundreds of $$$. ▪️Acupuncture: $100-$300 per round. (Without Coverage) ▪️Fertility Medications: $40-$100 per 5 pills. (Without Coverage) Some women are lucky enough to have a good health care plans that cover fertility treatments. I personally am very blessed and I have a couple options completely covered, but it only lasts so long. There will come a point where I will have to pay out of pocket. So again, I ask, please keep your “helpful” suggestions to your self. Trust me, we’ve probably already started a savings account for our future decision. Instead of a suggestion, feel free to ask me what my plans are. I have no problem sharing and informing people of our Journey 💜❤️🖤
On the one hand, I knew it was a long shot to get picked for the first case we submitted for in our adoption journey (in the process of our agency, we get some information - could be a few bullet points or a dozen pages - about the situation and decide case by case whether we want to submit and “be presented” to the expectant mother/family) but that didn’t stop me from wanting to be chosen. There’s a vague connection to our first round of IVF - we knew that there was a low chance of it working on the first transfer but we so wanted that outcome. But I’m still focusing on the belief that we will find our baby and we will become parents, sooner than later, even if this was not “our” baby. If you know the Inside Out movie by Pixar, all my emotions feel like they are being tossed around and handled or tinged with all the other emotions, as we continue this journey. . I keep breathing . I can, I have, I will. . . . #infertility #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysucks #ttc #iam1in8 #ihadamiscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesurvivor #lifeaftermiscarriage #iam1in4 #trustmybody #loved #lovedmorethanyouknow #motherhood #thisismymotherhood #changethestory #breakthestigma #mamastrongateverystage #adoption #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #yesactuallyican
I’m excited to start an Instagram dedicated to my infertility journey. I’ve quietly been a part of this community. But now, my hope is to connect and learn from people that know what it’s like to be going through this. Infertility has proven to be a lonely road especially since for now, I’m choosing to keep this private from my family and friends and I hope that by doing this, it’ll give me a way to express how I feel and to be a part of a community. #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #ivfsisters #infertilitysisters
10 DPIUI 😔 So today has been a tough one. I started spotting today. My period isn’t due until the weekend but I think AF has decided to arrive early. It took everything I had not to cry my eyes out at work. I felt so bloated this morning and my body felt very exhausted. I had some cramps like period cramps but that’s been happening since I had IUI-2. I’m going to keep an eye on the spotting and if it gets heavier then I’ll know it’s AF just coming early. #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #infertilitysucks #ttc #iui2 #iuicommunity #iuisupport #iuijourney #infertilityjourney #infertilitysisters #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #maleinfertility #fertilityjourney #fertilitytreatment #ttcbaby1 #prayers #prayersneeded #babydust
Still doing the OPK even though I have no hope. I’m not even really thinking about the possibility of it being cancer but am obsessing over Endometriosis. If I have a cyst is it advanced? Is there any chance of natural conception? Is IVF my only option? Have I still got a chance at having a healthy baby? Feel on the edge of tears, most of the time. I need answers but I’m scared to find out. #infertility #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcnumber1 #ttcnumberone #babydust #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #highca125 #endometriosis
Literally too many photos to choose from! You guys! Hawaii with my wife was sooo amazing! Relaxing, spending quality time. Sometimes we just sat in silence just enjoying it, the sound of the ocean, the birds, the peace. We drank, we ate our life’s away, we swam our life’s away, ready and relaxed on the beach, we visited Jo’s family, we ate some more, we snuggled. It was heaven 🏝🏖🍹✈️❤️😍 Maybe I might post more pictures later... I haven’t decided yet lol 😬🏝🙌🏼 ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #iui #ivf #iuijourney #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #tryingtoconceive #tryingforbaby #infertility #unexplainedinfertility #tww #2ww #infertilitysucks #infertile #fertility #conception #infertilitystruggles #2moms #twomoms #twomommies #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertilityawareness #ttcfamily
"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body" For nearly 2 decades of doctors have been telling me no when I've requested surgeries for my chronic illness based on the possibility of impacting my fertility. I have started interviewing new surgeons in hopes someone will understand and be willing to put my happiness before that of a hypothetical child. It's time to take my control back. . . EDIT: Yes, I've tried birth control of every kind. I tried an IUD that my body rejected. I've had 4 surgeries. Biweekly nerve blockings. Been on major pain meds since I was a teen. This new surgery is really the last try before having the whole system removed. Please trust that I've talked to multiple doctors in multiple states and done my research. K, thanks! #endometriosis #chronicillness #spoonie #chronicillnesswarrior #endowarrior #endosister #reproductivehealth #spooniesupport #infertility #feministaf #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #feminista #chronicillnessawareness #feministquotes #reproductivehealth #reproductiverights #childfree #endometriosisawareness #spoonielife #spooniecommunity #childfreewomen #endometriosissurgery #feministmemes #reproductivemedicine #takingcareofme
I’ve seen so many beautiful photos of my milestone cards in use the past few weeks. I’ve also had exciting news of BFPs and even births of babies of mums who’ve used these cards. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Some of you amazing girls in the TTC community do so much to raise awareness, offer support, share your experiences - you’re all wonderful women and I follow your journeys with hopes of wonderful news sometime soon. No matter where Hello Treacle takes me in the future, I will always have my roots in the TTC community and work hard to offer supportive goodies for you and your loved ones. I’m running low on milestone cards at the moment. They’re on a two week lead time, just in case the new ones aren’t here in time and they sell out. . . . . . . #ivf #ivfcommunity #ttccommunity #infertilitysucks #icsi #womensupportingwomen #ivfjourney #ttcsupport
Evvvvverrrry once in awhile I like to show a glimpse into my love life. Here are a few tidbits about my husband and I: 1) We dated for 10 years, 7 of which were long distance ranging from 3-7 hours apart. I wouldn't recommend it, it was really, really hard. Luckily we were super stubborn and stuck it out. It really was worth it. 2) We kept our wedding small, intimate with no DJ/dance, a pizza/pasta buffet with beer and about 75 of our closest family and friends. 3) We never took a honeymoon. We instead spent the money on buying a home together. #adulting #priorities 4) Marriage delivers challenges that you'd never expect. Like for us, it was infertility. We fortunately overcame that hurdle and are now soooo blessed with our son, but man, the process of getting him here sucked. . Can you relate to any of these? Let me know I'm not alone here! . Photo cred: @clewellweddings . #marriedlife #husbandandwife #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #ivfsuccess #infertility #ttccommunity #ivfjourney #ttcjourney #marriage #lovelife #lovestory #keepinitreal #ivf #invitro #lifestruggles #thestruggleisreal #infertilityawareness #longdistancerelationship
Another one. Another hopeful moment. Left my mom in tears. I feel like such an idiot, I'm not on fertility meds. I just have a lot of symptoms. With #pcos they could be anything. Of course, I exaggerated it all. I symptom checked until I nearly convinced myself even while I angrily yelled at myself that it was nothing. I'm an idiot. I'm a hypochondriac. I'm a wimp. There's probably a good reason for me not being a mom. #infertility #infertilitysucks
Daily reminder; Regardless of how it happens, one way or another, I will be a mum one day. I have so many options and possibilities ahead of us. Some days it feels like it will never happen, but it will. I just have to be patient. . . . . . . #fertility #fertilityjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #1in6
After the initial surge of hope that came with our immune results last week, I’m starting to feel the fear creeping back in. Fear or more loss, fear of what treatment will do to my body, fear that we’ll spend all this money and time and emotional energy and have nothing to show for it at the end. Trying to just live in the moment. Trust that I’m making the right choices, and that wherever we end up will be okay. . #rilke #wordporn #hope #leapoffaith #wisdom #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #pregnancyloss #unexplainedinfertility #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #reproductiveimmunology #fertility #onestepatatime #onedayatatime #immunesystem #braverman #hope #impatient #babysteps #ttcaftermiscarriage #miscarriage #ihadamiscarriage
Me right now clinging to my babies. At least for the next 1.5 days I’m choosing to believe they are still with me, until proven otherwise. My babies! . . . . . . #ivf #fet #mybabies #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney #anxiousmama #stickbabiesstick #tww #twoweekwait #ijustwannaknow #overprotectivemom #embryos #embabies #twins #boygirltwins #pregnancytestonfriday
Hubby and I decided it's time for a break, we can't afford another IUI at the moment and my mental health isn't too great so we're putting trying on the back burner for now. Its surprisingly a breath of fresh air to not have the stress of it all. #ttc #ttccomunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #infertilitysucks #letsmakeababy
If you or someone you know is a #infertilitywarrior , you’ve GOT to head over to ItsKelsiesLife on YouTube (link in bio) to hear all about how we are partnering to change the future of fertility. I hopped on a one-on-one coaching call with Kelsie a few weeks back. We spent hours going over her health timeline, her frustrations and her goals. At the end, I shared what my plan and vision were for her. Then I paused, because an idea hit me like a bolt of clarity. I took a breath and went out on a limb. The question I asked Kelsie was, “What do you think about possibly going through this process with me AND the women of your community??” Her answer changed everything. Head over to watch the story…
It’s not something I speak about often, but I didn’t embrace “food is medicine” until I was faced with a 20k emergency surgery to remove a cyst attached to my fallopian tube back in 2011. I thought I was healthy. I loved salads. I wanted a baby with every fiber of who I was. So much of my research showed both my infertiity and the cyst was caused by my having an acidic body through lack of good clean vegetables, incredible caffeine intake, my increase in stress and an overoad of parabens through bodywash and shampoo, lotions and fragrances. My MD said the cysts were re-occurring, the biopsy showed, but I dramatically changed my eating habits over a period of a year, cut my caffeine intake, embraced yoga and upted my vegetables... It’s been a long journey... No cysts. Finally a healthy pregnancy and baby!! Lots of inspiration from other veggie lovers that don’t sacrfice taste @moorenutritious now officially @triluna_wellness ! This was from their shoot in Nashville a few years back. Food = medicine. #foodismedicine #carlirene #foodphotography #healthy #inspiration #atx #nashville #smallbusiness #blackandwhite #tellon #infertility #infertilitysucks
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