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?
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 😉💖
Your body isn’t amazon prime. It won’t show up in two days ✌🏻DO WORK DAILY 🙌🏻
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💕
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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.
Love this campaign from @thisisalicerose
❤️ definitely heard a few of these over the years!
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
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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
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 💜❤️🖤
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 😬🏝🙌🏼 ▪️
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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
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.
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