Eggsharing Photos & Videos

2 days ago

People and their presumptions eh! It never ceases to amaze me how often we think we know a situation when we really don't and it's highlighted in my latest episode, speaking to #solomum Mel Johnson @the_stork_and_iβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Mel works with women who are thinking of going into motherhood solo and she also has community for solo mums and we talked about her experience 1 year in. Mel explained how she has prepared herself with soundbites about her story, especially as all to often people presume there is someone else involved in her parenting set up. Whilst Mel also explains the extended family and support network she has supported herself and her daughter with, she still has to explain her choice to have a baby on her own to people. This is yet another dimension of @thisisalicerose and her #twnts campaign as we continue to try and educate on the many different ways modern families are being created. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € If you're in a similar space to Mel and wondering how to field careless comments, be sure to have a listen, as she gives some sound advice. Link in my bioβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #solomum #solomotherhood #havingababyonmyown #lgbtparenting # #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

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4 days ago

Are you an amazing woman? Could you donate your eggs? Sadly, some women go through the #menopause at a very early age, often in their early 20’s. This means that they are unable to achieve a #pregnancy. At #BCRM we are able to treat patients with #eggdonation this means that patients who thought that they would never have a #family are able to do so. If you are an #amazingwoman who would be willing to donate her eggs to help another please get in touch. E mail: Nurses@BCRM.org.uk We would love to hear from you. 😊

241
7 days ago

What do you think about the idea of meeting your sperm donor and having a relationship with them? My latest episode was a chat with Adam Hooper @spermdonationworld about his altruistic sperm donation and he was joined by Johanna who had flown to Australia to use Adam's sperm. The donation wasn't successful and Johanna has now arranged for Adam to visit her in Sweden to try and again and to freeze a sample for future use. If you're thinking of using a sperm donor as your next step, would you prefer this way to the anonymous donor? β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

301
8 days ago

Baseline Scan βœ”οΈ Lining is looking good and they are very happy for me to proceed 😁 Was a bit of a shock to hear I had at least 80 follicles 😬 mentioned to them again my #OHSS from last time and they have promised to monitor me carefully! Just need to wait for call next week to see if my recipient is ready to rock and roll! Hopefully start stims end of next week! #ivfjourney #eggsharing #ttccommunity #ivf #ivfsupport #pcos #infertility #dreaming #prayingforamiracle

140
10 days ago

CREATE Fertility runs a shared donor egg program which aims to help both women who are unable to use their own eggs for IVF treatment and women who cannot afford to fund their treatment. Egg sharing enables women who are willing to share their eggs to have fertility treatment for a significant cost reduction. The treatment cycle is carried out exactly as it would be otherwise, but after the egg collection, half of them are given to an egg recipient who pays the cycle cost. If there is an odd number of eggs collected then you will be able to decide whether you or the recipient receives the remaining egg. Visit our website to find out more about egg sharing. at CREATE Fertility

151
11 days ago

So ... we asked the question a few weeks ago about acupuncture during IVF. Now I can tell you what I think as I had it done! I have had 2 sessions so far & will be going back every other week or so. First of all ... I have no idea if it works! Do I also believe in it? Again, still the jury is out. What I do know is this. I have left both sessions feeling super calm & relaxed - which is exactly what I need! I have struggled throughout our journey so far with feeling anxious. I’m not usually an anxious person but when you really want something & as much as you try to rationalise a situation, it’s not always that easy! So far we have been incredibly lucky so how on Earth do I cope when I could see a negative pregnancy test possibly in the next few months?! Now we’re not all doom & gloom. In fact quite the opposite! We run away with how incredible it could be. How we could be pregnant by Christmas. Taking long walks with a tiny bundle swaddled close to our chests. But we also have to bring ourselves back down to earth & with that comes the anxiousness for me! I’m not going to tell you it feels nice! In fact I was quite surprised at how it felt during the treatment (or at least the initial twiddle once the needles are in.) But have definitely come away feeling relaxed. I can’t tell you why the needles have gone where they have! Plus the needles locations the second time were different than on the first time. I’ll leave that to the experts to explain! But if like me, you need some major chi during your journey & also like me will do anything which could potentially better your chances then I’d suggest it! #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone #eggsharing #accupuncture

411
13 days ago

Seen some info about egg sharing when going through IVF. Has anyone done this? Considering this to help others on their journey to parenthood. Due to the discount it would take us less time to save up too. Opinions? #eggsharing #carefertility #IVFUK @carefertility

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14 days ago

It’s all starting to get a bit real now! Head to London for my pre treatment scan on Friday, ready to start stimming the following week. I’m feeling really nervous and can’t stop thinking about all the things that could go wrong. I’m praying for my egg sharer that this works for both of us 🀞🏻🀞🏻 . #ivfjourney #eggsharing #ttccommunity #pcos #ttc #ivfcommunity #ivfstrongertogether #infertility

210
28 days ago

Egg Donor πŸ’¬β€ So firstly I googled egg donation and it brought up the nearest hospital/clinic that I can do this at and then I phoned and asked them for more info and how it works, the woman I spoke to took my details and emailed me the information to read, once I had done that and was happy to continue she sent through a few questions which I needed to answer and then they would make me an appointment. I went to this appointment in December and my partner had to also come along. This appointment was literally detailed questions about mine and my families medical history, they basically want to know if there are any genetic disorders in my family which would stop me from donating as obviously they don't want to pass them on. I don't speak to my dad or his side of the family really but because I don't know of anything on that side and I would probably hear of anything like that they were happy with what I told them. The woman said I was basically the perfect candidate because I have no genetic disorders, we've had two children and don't want anymore, I'm at a nice age to donate plus my other half has had a vasectomy so no chance of me getting accidently pregnant! (The injections make you very fertile) so they were so happy I had come forward to do it. We were told about what happens (most of this is in the information I was given anyway) and how it works, 6 weeks of injections and a small operation at the end to remove the eggs. I had to tell my employer as I will only get 24-48 hours notice of the op and will need a day of rest after it. Sorry for the long post but I think I've explained everything from the first appointment! Feel free to ask any questions 😊 . . . . #eggdonor #eggdonation #donor #donation #egg #baby #babies #mommy #mom #mother #helpingothers #scanphoto #scan #fertility #journey #myjourney #feelinggrateful #giving #helping #eggsharing #eggdonationawareness #ivfawareness #fertilityawareness #appointment #1stappointment #eggdonorjourney

7923
30 days ago

My latest poddy guest Jo talked about having to out herself at every hospital appointment as her partner Jane was referred to as her 'friend' and one time even her Mum! Despite their notes clearly referring to the women being a couple it was ignored.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Jo talked about blurting out at the start of her appointments to get it out the way. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € With the great work @thisisalicerose is doing with her #twnts campaign I wanted to add this element of the dialogue into the mix. We also need to work on the language used with same-sex couples who shouldn't have to feel awkward. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #twnts #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

303
1 month ago

In my latest episode, Jo McGrath talks about how along with her partner Jane, they tried six rounds of IUI which sadly failed. However, their decision to go from their clinic to their GP highlighted they were eligible for NHS funded treatment. The six IUI's is based on a heterosexual couple trying over the course of a year. Never forget to ask if you are eligible for NHS funding if you are seeking treatment in the UK, of course, we are still dealing with the issue of the postcode lottery but don't assume your circumstance could be a barrier.. always ask. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #postcode lottery #IUI #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

352
1 month ago

Disappointed isn’t even the word for how I’m feeling right now. I got so excited coming home from work to this letter as I thought it was confirming our match for egg sharing. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After being told at our follow up appointment I could definitely egg share two more times, they have now sent us a generic letter stating they have declined our offer to egg share. I was due to start my pill today. We now feel so lost as to where you go from here. We are trying to save for a mortgage so financially a full IVF cycle would set us back a lot. I just can’t believe they can confirm one day and take it away the next (or even a month later in this case) Anyway sorry for the long post. I’ve contacted another clinic so we’ll go from there. Also if anyone has any information on same sex couples and IVF abroad I’d be so grateful! #ivf #disappointment #ivfjourney #ttc #samesexcouple #twomums #ivfabroad #eggsharing #ivfsupport #ttccommunity

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1 month ago

I’m so glad you listened and shared this podcast, @definingmum. πŸ’•I love talking from the heart and @nataliesilvermanvoice made it easy to do so. πŸ’•β€οΈInstagram doesn’t really capture the fullness of who we are in a post or a picture. Quality podcasts get behind the curtain to the real person, the heart of the message. . We each have amazing stories to share, like yours. I’m glad I’ve gotten to know more of your story. What changes the heart changes the world. πŸ’•πŸ’• You’ve touched mine. (Podcast linked in bio.) Repost @fertilitypoddy ・・・ Thank you Becky @definingmum for letting me know that my latest episode has helped. The complexity of our emotions can be so hard to talk about and if I can share someone's expertise and it hearing it helps you identify with something you are feeling, which in turn then lifts a weight from your shoulders.. then it has worked. This mission I am on, to connect the dots to bring people into your earholes who can help and that makes me very happy indeed. I know @janarupnowlpc will also be delighted to hear how she has helped. On Monday I'm sharing my chat with Lois Langton @howardkennedy_law talking all about the legalities involved when you go down an alternative parenting route. More to come in my stories. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart

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1 month ago

Thank you Becky @definingmum for letting me know that my latest episode has helped. The complexity of our emotions can be so hard to talk about and if I can share someone's expertise and it hearing it helps you identify with something you are feeling, which in turn then lifts a weight from your shoulders.. then it has worked. This mission I am on, to connect the dots to bring people into your earholes who can help and that makes me very happy indeed. I know @janarupnowlpc will also be delighted to hear how she has helped. On Monday I'm sharing my chat with Lois Langton @howardkennedy_law talking all about the legalities involved when you go down an alternative parenting route. More to come in my stories. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

373
1 month ago

Spent the last couple of days away exploring Cornwall for some R&R. This IVF journey has been tough...much tougher than we (naively) thought before we started - and we have (so far) had it easier than some and with results that most can only dream about. We have been poked and prodded and sometimes been grumpy and cried - possibly for no reason...only to realise that this is something we both want SO much and are working hard to achieve. BUT we have also laughed A LOT! And if someone asked me what my one piece of advice is? It would be this: Be each other’s best friend. Make time for each other and let it be okay for you both to feel how you feel. Let others in and remember - you are a team and you have got this πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 . . . . . #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone #eggsharing

661
2 months ago

Grief time travels. One of the biggest obstacles to open communication about donor conception (with your child) is grief. Unresolved infertility grief can be passed on to your child and future generations.” -Three Makes Baby . Listen to this episode for more. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ β€’ β€’ Repost @fertilitypoddy ・・・ I know it sounds obvious, but you don’t know what you don't know and entering into the world of donor conception brings up a whole host of challenges which you need support on. I'm a big fan of life long learning and always keen to shout about the people I find who are putting a unique spin on how they try to help you. My latest episode with @janarupnowlpc gives lots of food for thought. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

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2 months ago

I know it sounds obvious, but you don't know what you don't know and entering into the world of donor conception brings up a whole host of challenges which you need support on. I'm a big fan of life long learning and always keen to shout about the people I find who are putting a unique spin on how they try to help you. My latest episode with @janarupnowlpc gives lots of food for thought. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy

5113
2 months ago

When I see park benches, with lovely plaques on them I always wonder what the story is behind them. Did the person or couple sit in that park often making lovely memories, was it part of a ritual to go to the same bench? Do their loved ones still visit and talk about their memories? Do strangers strike up conversations on these benches? Do the plaques, when read by someone sitting there, strike up thoughts of who that person or people were? β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € How often do you give yourself to just sit and wonder? β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € I heard a great J.R.R Tolkien quote this weekend - β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 'Not all those who wonder are lost'β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € I think all too often we're so caught up in everything we have going on, that we don't give ourselves this time. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Maybe it's something to try. I love a good old wonder!β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € .β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #tolkienlife #coparenting #lgbtparenting #lgbtparents #gayparenting #gayparent #loveislove #gaydads #lesbianmums #TwoMoms #SameSexParents #wearerainbowfamilies #lgbtparentsupport #lgbtparentsofinstagram #gaysurrogacy #adoptionsfromtheheart #wearerainbowfamilies #adoption #eggdonation #eggdonor #surrogatefamily #eggsharing #donorsperm #spermbank #ivf #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #letsmakeababy #wonder

323
2 months ago

IMPLICATIONS COUNSELLING!. . . The decision to Egg Share is not one to be taken lightly and it's only natural to have worries and concerns. . . Counselling is mandatory when donating or using donated sperm/eggs. We were a little apprehensive about the session, but found it really helpful and discussed things we hadn't thought about before. . . It definately helped that we were able to have the Counselling over Skype, from the comfort of our own home! . . We have just uploaded a YouTube video where we discuss our worries concerns about being a donor, and using donated sperm. . . We also share some important information and thinking points highlighted by the Counsellor. . . I've added the link to our Bio, please go check it out. Don't forget to Like the video and Subscribe to the channel if you want to follow us on our way to baby πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘­πŸ»β€ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ivf #ttcjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ivfgotthis #ivfsisters #implicationscounselling #eggdonor #eggdonation #eggsharing #donorconceived #counselling #pregnancyjourney #lesbianfamily #lesbiancouple #fertilityawareness #iui #iuijourney #bfn #loveislove #smallyoutuberarmy #youtubecouple #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #youtubecommunity #mentalhealth

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2 months ago

Had another call from the embryologist today...our 7 embryos have now increased to 9!! Two of the four that were carried over until today have been added to the freezer! Needless to say, we are both on cloud 9! (Pun intended!) 😜 #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone #eggsharing

627
2 months ago

Had a call from @Bathfertility this morning. We were told that 11 out of the 15 eggs they collected were fertilised! We realise and understand that it’s early days yet but are REALLY happy with our results so far...keep your fingers crossed for us! 🀞🏻🀞🏻 #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone #eggsharing

579
2 months ago

Had my eggs collected today...they managed to get 15 in total...which we are more than happy with at the moment... I feel okay, tired and getting some cramping but not nothing to bad. The actual procedure was fine too...thanks to the drugs I don’t really remember most of it! Thanks @bathfertility 😊 For today, we are just going to chill out and watch some Harry Potter - cos we know how to live! #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone #eggsharing

585
2 months ago

Had a date with Wanda today! Stimulation treatment has been working well (despite the side effects!) and have lots of juicy follicles! We are scheduled in for an egg collection on Monday morning!! Eeeek!! #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

484
2 months ago

THE GOOD NEWS JUST KEEPS COMING! Lucy spoke to someone from the clinic this morning and... . After just 1 day, she has been matched to a recipient! We are so so happy πŸ˜€ Things are going good guys! The next appointment is towards the end of February where she will have a SIS and start medication. I am so in love with this beautiful woman and I cannot wait for the day we get that positive test and become mummies! We got this babe! ❀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #eggsharing #eggdonor #babydust #lesbiancouple #icsi #fertilityjourney #ttctribe #ttcsisters #ttcstruggles #ttc #ttccommunity #tryingtoconceive #ivf #ivfbaby #ivfcommunity #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #bfn #bfp #lesbianttc #infertility #lesbianfamily #cutecouple #gaygirlgang #lgbtfamily #twoweekwait #lovehasnogender #eggdonation #twomoms #twomums at London, United Kingdom

557104
2 months ago

We are so happy to be able to share this amazing news with you. The blood results are back and Lucy is NOT a carrier of any genetic conditions, which means.... . Dun Dun Duuuuuun We are accepted onto the Egg Sharing Programme! We just have to wait for Lucy to be matched to a recipient now and then it is all go! Please let this be the one, we want our baby πŸ€žπŸ™πŸβ™₯️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #eggsharing #eggdonor #eggdonation #babydust #lesbiancouple #icsi #fertilityjourney #ttctribe #ttcsisters #ttcstruggles #ttc #ttccommunity #tryingtoconceive #iui #ivf #ivfbaby #ivfcommunity #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #bfn #bfp #lesbianttc #infertility #fertilityawareness #lesbianfamily #twoweekwait #tww #pregnancyjourney #twomoms #twomums

600155
2 months ago

Today is Day 6 of stimulation medications (Bemfola and Cetrotide) Was feeling fairly well up until yesterday...suddenly felt really bloated and nausea is a problem...any tips to combat the sickness?! #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

417
2 months ago

We are so relieved to find out that our Donor Sperm is now safe and sound at our clinic. We are one step further to starting our first IVF cycle and we are SO EXCITED! πŸ˜€ Check back for the blood results soon to see if we can egg share. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #babydust #lesbiancouple #fertility #fertilityjourney #ttctribe #ttcsisters #ttcstruggles #ttc #ttccommunity #tryingtoconceive #iui #ivfuk #ivf #ivfbaby #ivfcommunity #bfn #bfp #lesbianttc #infertility #pcos #fertilityawareness #lesbianfamily #tww #pregnancyjourney #lesbianfamily #ivfjourney #donoreggs #eggsharing #icsi #ivfwarrior

47267
3 months ago

Things got real on Friday when our stimulation medications arrived ready to start on the 9th! Going to be taking bemfola and cetrotide - Anyone taken these? What sort of side effects should I expect? Any advice gratefully received! #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

244
3 months ago

So 8 days to go. Here's hoping scan will show a healthy little almost baby. It's so unbelievably hard not knowing what's going on. I do feel different, I get waves of tiredness and the next minute I'm ok. And then I feel sick in the mornings and sometimes in the afternoon too. I also still keep getting cramps, has anyone had that? I thought they would have stopped by now. I guess my body is just adjusting , hopefully🀞🏻

10019
3 months ago

So we picked a sperm donor - we won’t go into great detail about this...it’s private and (right now) we feel that it’s not our information to give. It’s belongs to any children who are born as a result of this crazy process. But we were both super happy with our final choice and excitedly tracked the shipment all the way to the clinic which made it there safe, sound and on time 😊😊 Nothing left to do in 2018 but to enjoy a family Christmas... #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

150
3 months ago

In early December, we went for another appointment with a fertility nurse and things really sped up from there... We were told that if we could find a sperm donor and get our vials shipped to them we would be in position to have my (Laura) eggs collected at the end of the January! 😱 Laura had yet more blood tests...this time to check if I was a cystic fibrosis carrier. This is something that the HFEA require as I am considered a β€˜donor’...it’s take up to 4 weeks to come back! 😴 #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

130
3 months ago

On the 11th October we had a session with a counsellor (something that is needed to be approved for treatment)... If we are honest we went in not knowing what to expect and were perhaps a bit β€˜casual’. However, we actually got a lot out of it. Questions were asked about things we perhaps hadn’t considered before. Things like how would we manage our child’s questions about having a sperm donor. We have always said we would be honest with any children we were lucky to have but this really got down to the finer details of what those conversations might look like. (We also both had yet more blood taken making this a round number of 22 vials being taken as a collective!) #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

182
3 months ago

So...a quick few posts to get you up to speed to where we are in baby making journey! (Cos we have been rubbish with keeping you up to date so far! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ)... Please feel free to ask questions about any part of our journey - we would happily share... #mrsandmrs #twowives #lgbt #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #fertility #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #lovewins #samesexfamily #samesexparents #reciprocalivf #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #reciprocalivf #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #twomums #twomoms #bathfertility #2mummiesarebetterthanone

90
3 months ago

We are looking to start fertility treatments. We are anxious, but I think we have already decided on the method of changing eggs. In Spain it is called the ROPA method, and that is when one is the biological mother and the other the one who receives and delivery the baby, and the objective is the participation of the two. Estamos mirando empezar los tratamientos de fertilidad. Estamos ansiosas, pero creo que ya hemos decidido el metodo de intercambio de huevos. En EspaΓ±a es el metodo ROPA, y es quando una es la madre biolΓ³gica y la otra la madre gestante, y el objetivo es la participaciΓ³n de las dos. #fertility #lesbian #2mothers #lookingforababy #eggsharing #fiv #gayspain #lesbianas #metodoropa

395
3 months ago

We are really proud to announce that since we first opened our doors in 1988 there have been 18,242 babies born with the help of our experts. We look forward to celebrating the arrival of many more 'Lister' babies in 2019! #IVF #ICSI #EggSharing #EggDonation #FertilityJourney

5313
3 months ago

Cuddles with Ellie ❀ Looked after my nieces today, had fun but feeling so tired 😴😴😴 and slight nausea on and off. Just want to hibernate now 🀒πŸ€ͺ😴 Thinking of testing again maybe Saturday... I have one left. And then it will 21dpt...

631
3 months ago

Lucy had these bloods taken on the 4th December, the results determine if we are accepted onto the Egg Sharing Programme . We have been really patient and not contacted the Clinic until today to ask about the results. But they are still not back and have been told hopefully next week! Results usually take 4 weeks but are delayed because of the Christmas period. One thing this journey tests you on for sure is patience. There is so much that you have no control over and just have to wait on others. Okay, one more week... Hopefully. We can do that! . . . . . . . . . . . . #ttc #ttcjourney #tryingtoconceive #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcstruggles #ttcsupport #ttctribe #fertility #fertilityhealth #fertilityawareness #fertilitytreatment #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfuk #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #icsi #eggsharing #eggdonor #eggdonation #infertilityawareness #pregnancyjourney #bloodtest #iui #iuicommunity #twomomfamily #twomums #twomoms

17729
3 months ago

2019 started with nausea! And sore boobs! πŸ˜‚ hooray!!! I wished and prayed for this! Every symptom just helps put my mind a little more at ease. Plus only 2 weeks today until our first scan. I'm so nervous but so excited for it. This is going to be the best year yet!!πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ‰β€

824
3 months ago

This year has been so unbeliebely hard at times. After trying for so long and then waiting to find out what was wrong with us, then being referred to have IVF. We had our one nhs funded cycle in the summer that unfortunately ended in a chemical πŸ˜” We felt so sure it would work that it was such a shock when it didn't. We felt completely hopeless. We postponed our wedding in September because we really thought I'd be pregnant and it would be too stressful. We didn't really expect to try again because of the cost, but then found out about egg sharing and went for it. More waiting to see if we qualified and then we were going again in November. . And now.... it still doesn't feel real that this has worked. It hasn' really sunk in! I'm so grateful and happy! . We wont find out about our egg recipient for a year. But I really hope they had success too 🀞🏻 . So now we're going into the new year and it feels like all our dreams have come true. It's scary but the best feeling in the world. I truly, truly hope you all get to feel this way too. Joining this community has been incredible and I'm so grateful to you all ❀❀❀ Happy New Year everyone πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸπŸπŸ

1253
3 months ago

Today I am 31, and I am still pregnant. Best Birthday Ever!!! πŸ˜πŸ€°πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ€—

71296
3 months ago

Today was the OFFICIAL official test day... relieved to still have a positive! I will probably keep testing until it sinks in!🀣 Thank you so SO much, hearing how happy you all were for us was so lovely, it really topped the day off! It reinforces the belief that we're all in this together πŸ‘ŒπŸ» That being said, if anyone feels like they need to unfollow I totally understand, I know it can be hard to hear and see. I wish all of you who are testing/waiting to test lots and lots of luck ❀❀❀❀❀

55729
3 months ago

Been making shortbread today 😍 feels very christmassy Today the cramps have gone (yay!) But I've felt a tiny bit nauseous on and off. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.... please let this have worked! πŸ€žπŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸ

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