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2 hours ago

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3 hours ago

Wat is het fijn om andere vrouwen te vinden hier op dit platform en zulke herkenbare verhalen te lezen! Ik heb geen idee wie ze zijn maar toch zitten we allemaal in hetzelfde schuitje. Bedankt voor de indirecte steun! Mijn eigen fantastische lieve vriendinnen zijn allemaal in één keer zwanger geraakt. Ze vragen hoe het met je gaat maar kunnen het niet echt begrijpen. Logisch! Gelukkig kunnen ze dat niet! Maar de onbekende vrouwen die ik in dit uurtje op Instagram al ben tegengekomen, begrijpen alles en stellen dezelfde vragen als ik. Ik heb weer wat rust gevonden.. #IUI #infertilitycommunity #inseminatie #kinderwens

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4 hours ago

Last night I dreamt about our son. I say "our son" because this is the second or third time I've dreamt about him, and it's been the same person. He has blond hair that flops over his blue eyes, and he has the best smile you've ever seen in your life! Just the biggest smile with pure joy! I wish I had the artistic skill to draw or paint him, the picture is so clear in my mind right now. In my dream I was playing with my son in the snow. Now, I hate being in the snow! I kind of always have, but in my dream I didn't even care. I didn't care that it was cold and that we were getting wet, I was just so so happy. So was this beautiful little boy! I was sliding him down a little snow hill and he was laughing the biggest gut laugh I ever heard, and he was just having so much fun. I couldn't really tell how old he was, in true dream fashion he flipped back-and-forth between being a baby under the age of one and somewhere around the age of 2 to 4, but he was the same person no matter what age he was flipping to. Then I woke up. I don't know why, I wasn't ready and I didn't want to. But even so, I just felt so happy and I felt peaceful. I don't know, but I just really feel like that's my son. I believe for him, and I hope for him, and I wish for him. I want that child so badly!! I love somebody who doesn't even exist yet. I love him so much. That probably sounds crazy. This dream felt like a gift, I wish I could dream it every night. #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcover30 #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #infertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #babydreams #hopeinthewait

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5 hours ago

I mean, c’mon 😍🥰 Life is a beautiful and chaotic and busy ride with these two. I wouldn’t trade it for the 🌎. But, I would like to cash in on some seriously needed adventure once I walk that stage in June. 👩🏻‍🎓 Thanks for sticking with me while I ignore you for the textbooks 📚, @dilly_bearz . My question for you all while I daydream of getting away is: where is your favorite place to go gallivant around with your person? Anywhere from weekend getaway, to resort lounging, to country exploring. 💕

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6 hours ago

Oh hello there! Still need all the baby dust 🥰🥰. Hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day 😘😘. Next month we’re hoping for a BFP! If not, we keep trying. In the meanwhile, we’re going to enjoy each other’s company! Hoping every gets their BFPs next month if you didn’t already ♥️. #infertilityjourney #infertility #ivf #ttc #ttccommunity #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney #ttcjourney #fertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #ttcsisters #infertilitycommunity #miscarriage #pcos #fertilityjourney #ivfcommunity #miraclebaby #fertilityawareness #iui #miscarriagesupport #surrogacy #rainbowbaby #ivfsuccess #pregnancy #ttcsupport #fertilitypreservation #ttcoverweight

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6 hours ago

Throwback to when my family and I were on the Big Island.. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I opened up to Curt about our lives. Things like what we wanted, what I wanted. Even though we have a great life, loving families, happy marriage, and careers, something still didn’t feel right. It felt like some things were still missing. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Going through infertility is hard. You don’t really know how hard it is until you experience it yourself. The heartaches, the longing, the yearning for a child.. the struggle is so real. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So my friends who are parents, hug your kids. Tell them everyday you love them. And even though they can drive you mad at times, be grateful still. There are so many couples out there like us who would do anything to be in your shoes. ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #infertilityawareness #ttcjourney #hopingforthebest #infertilitysupport #ttcsupport #ivfjourney #infertilitycommunity #ivfhope #littlestoryofmylife #prayingforamiracle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ at Keauhou, Hawaii

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7 hours ago

Believe me. I see it all the time, and I know just how stressful the process of finally having your miracle baby is... 💝 ...with the full, complete heart that fills with so much joy - the one you’ve been waiting so long for. 💝 This is exactly where I come in! My experience with struggling couples to find their answer constantly inform me there’s more that needs to be done but no one is telling them the pure truth with real answers that can be done, majority of whom are trying for their next baby. 💝 Diagnosis like #pcos #endometriosis #unexplainedinfertility #malefactorinfertility #thyroidproblems ... and more... 💝 I would love to know more about what you need and learn how I can specifically help you get on your path that is really simple, but not as easy as everyone seems to make out of it... 💝 I’m here to relieve pressure in your life, so how can I help you? . . . . #thisisinfertility #ttcsisters #fertilityplan #infertilityhope #fertilityhealth #infertilityblogger #fertilitywarrior #fertilitysupport #fertilitycare #naturalfertility #fertilityblogger #infertilityawareness #fertilitycommunity #fertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #tryingtoconcieve #ttccommunity #infertilitycommunity #ttcjourney #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #fertility #ttctribe #ttcsupport

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7 hours ago

Let me preface this post by saying that there are many amazing and wonderful medical professionals who care deeply about couples facing known or unknown fertility problems. . This post is not about them. . This post is about a large section of medical personnel that act as though infertility was a trivial thing, and not a real issue, something in people’s heads. . I have experienced this myself when my husband and I faced secondary infertility after undergoing D&C for molar pregnancy. . I was a 27 year old mom to a 2 year old boy at the time. . Some comments from nurses and even my family doctor at the time were not only hurtful, but made me feel stupid and insignificant. . Suggestions like “just relax,” “you’re still young,” “at least your son will be spoiled,” or my favourite, “some people are just not meant to have more kids” made me really question whether these people were really the ones I felt comfortable asking for help. . When I finally managed to find solution to our infertility and got pregnant, my doctor was still less than kind. His response to receiving my beta numbers was , “well, you are not even that pregnant!” Last I checked, women either were or were not pregnant, there is nothing in between. . I made a to do list that night. . The first thing on it was: “find a new doctor!” . #thecleverstork #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcstory #infertility #infertilitysucks #fertilityjourney #molarpregnancy #medicalpersonnel #baddoctor #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsupport #infertilityawareness #nurseswhocare #infertilitycommunity #fertilitycoach #fertilityproblems #stillyoung #unkind #infertilityisreal #meanttobe #meanwords #ttcafterloss

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8 hours ago

Infertility...what a shitty thing. It's pathetic that IVF, IUI or other treatments for infertility typically aren't covered by health insurance. Infertility robs us of so much. Pregnancy announcements feel like a dagger to the heart. Baby showers are like a huge open wound with salt being poured directly into it. I wish people could understand how unbelievably painful it is. I wish people had a glimpse of how horrific you feel inside when your own body won't "work" I wish that there came a time in life when those announcements stopped affecting you. Infertility - you suck. You've robbed me of so much. You've made my heart break and break. I've endured pain by people saying just adopt - there are so many kid's needing homes (but those people have never walked in my shoes). I've cried myself to sleep too many times to count. My marriage has suffered. Next time you hear a person discuss infertility; hear them. I mean really listen. Ask questions and don't judge. It's financially, physically, emotionally, mentally draining. Be kind. Show your friend, coworker, sister, brother, acquaintance grace. Be there for them at their darkest moment's and their brightest. And know that infertility will still haunt them even if they were able to conceive, adopt, foster or they had to give up hope. . #infertility #IVF #iui #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #ww #wwsisterhood #wwcommunity #wwig #women #womensupportingwomen #selflove #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #thisisinfertility

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9 hours ago

Any chemistry whizzes recognize this structural formula diagram? (If you do, we're impressed--seriously.) It's clomiphene citrate, which you might know better by the name its pill form takes: Clomid. Leading a team of researchers in the 1960s, chemical development researcher Frank Palopoli invented the drug and the William S. Merrell Company, where he worked, brought it to market in 1967. It went on to become the world's most widely prescribed fertility medication for women. Relatively inexpensive (generics sell for $10 or less), it treats women whose ovaries fail to release egg cells during their menstrual cycle, tricking the body into producing higher levels of hormones that stimulate the ovarian follicles, causing eggs to ripen and to be released into the fallopian tubes. Clomiphene is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. From his NYT obit in 2016: "Frank Patrick Palopoli (rhymes with monopoly) was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 19, 1922, the son of Italian immigrants. His father was a steelworker and cobbler. Mr. Palopoli graduated in 1943 with a bachelor of science degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he was a chemistry major; he served in the Navy during World War II; and earned a master’s in chemistry from Duquesne. He joined the William S. Merrell Company (later Merrell-Dow and now part of Sanofi) in Cincinnati as a research assistant in 1950 and retired in 1990 as global director of chemical development. “Quite often I’ll meet people and we get to talking about family, and they may mention the fact that their child was made possible by Clomid, and then they hug me,” Mr. Palopoli. “It’s very satisfying to hear such stories. There can’t be a better moment for a chemist.”” #designingmotherhood #fertility #clomidbaby #pcos #infertilitycommunity #thanksfrank

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9 hours ago

It’s time for #fertilityfoodfriday today’s food is KALE Kale Kale, along with its leafy green cousins, like spinach and Swiss chard, is a major fertility booster. Kale is high in folate, iron (which promotes healthy red bloods cells), calcium, and manganese (a mineral recognized to help women get pregnant faster) I love kale 🥬 and prefer it to spinach. I usually do baby kale most of the time. What’s your favorite way to eat it?? A) in a salad B) sauté it up C) in a shake because I think it’s gross🤢

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9 hours ago

You know those David Bowie lyrics, "We could be heroes... just for one day?" Well, I've got a proposition for you! 👇🏻 If you or someone you love has been impacted by #infertility challenges, there are a few ways you can help... here are your options (and one involves staying in your pajamas if you so choose): 😴 Option One: We need volunteers that can help promote Advocacy Day on a social media team. This means you don't even have to attend advocacy day or leave the comfort of your home (or said pajamas as I mentioned). You would just have to use that creative and fabulous brain of yours to help come up with some social media post ideas, images, etc. and then share them on your social media channels.That's it. If you're interested, please send me a message. 👇🏻 Option Two: Get out of your pajamas (or wear professional looking pajamas at least) and join me and other advocates on @resolveorg / @americansocietyforreprodmed Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on May 15th and 16th. No, really. Join us, meet your representatives and your fellow family building advocates and I promise you – you will walk away feeling forever inspired. You can register by going to my Linktree link and it’s the FIRST button! ✊🏻 ❤️ ✊🏻 ❤️ #ivf #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #infertilityblog #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilityawareness #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #adoption #surrogacy #donoreggs #donorembryos #familybuilding #iui #ttcsisters #fertilityawareness #reproduction #womenshealth #healthadvocate #infertility #familybuilding #infertilityrights #ifadvocacy

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10 hours ago

I saw the trailer for this movie last night and can’t wait to see it in March when it hits theaters!! I’m sure @ElizaCoupe and @stevehowey will be great!! When we started our infertility journey I began watch documentaries, movies, and shows that gave a look into the world we were entering. Each one helped open my eyes to what others were facing and realize how strong a person and couple can be when they want to have a child. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie and encourage others to watch it as well. I’m hopeful it will give realistic yet comical look into the world that so many of us are facing. . #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ivfgotthis #ivfawareness #Ivficsi #ivflife #ivfgotthis #ivfstrong #ivfstrongertogether #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #ttc #infertilitycommunity #Embryotransfer #FrozenEmbryoTransfer #FET #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ivffirsttimer #fertilitytreatment #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike at Houston, Texas

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10 hours ago

Let’s talk uterine anomalies for a minute. . . In utero, as the reproductive organs are forming, there can be a little hiccup that causes an anomaly to take place. . . **I refuse to use the word, deformity. All uteri are beautiful in their own ways, anomalies or not. There’s not anything deformed about mine or hundreds/thousands of others uteri.** . . Depending on the stage of organ formation that was affected, that hiccup plays a part as to what type of anomaly will be seen. . . My uterus has been misdiagnosed many times over the years, which is not uncommon. The final conclusion for my uterine anomaly is, Complete Bicornuate with septum that divides my cervix in two. Technical terminology: Bicornuate Bicollis. . . On images, this it what it looks like: the outside of my uterus has a significant dip, which resembles a heart shape. On the inside, there’s a piece of tissue that extends from the top of the uterus all the way down into my cervix, making the inside resemble a broken heart. The empty uterine cavities (2, since there’s a separation) are called, horns. . . My uterus has homed 2 babies, both in the right horn. Uterine anomalies can come with pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, low birth weight/growth restrictions, and breech presentation. (And more) Which is exactly what I had with my first pregnancy. 29-32 week delivery (gestation was unknown since that pg was a surprise revelation at around 13 weeks) Frank breech, itty bitty baby who had run out of room due to my half sized uterus. . . My second pregnancy made it to term with the help of weekly progesterone injections, regular cervical length monitoring, and bedrest later in the pregnancy. The fact that my first born stretched out that horn, also made it possible for my 2nd to have enough room to grow to term. . . Most who have an uterine anomaly don’t even know they have one, or are diagnosed after pregnancies. My anomaly was diagnosed two years after the birth of my second (and last) child.

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10 hours ago

IVF Journey Day 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼✌🏼☝🏻- 2 days post egg retrieval and OUCH is the only word I have to describe life right now. No other symptoms of OHSS so my nurse said to take it easy tonight and if my abdominal pain doesn’t get better by tomorrow to go in for a scan. Anyone else have a similar experience with a fresh transfer? #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #pcos #eggretrieval

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10 hours ago

Fertility update: so I have been officially diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. In a weird way, I’m actually glad I finally have an answer to all my pain and suffering. Doctors are quick dismiss a concern but you know when something is wrong with your body. As a result, my primary care doctor and I came up with a game plan to accomplish conception without intervention. Because of my irregular cycles, it’s going to make it a little more challenging but I’m up for the challenge. I’m glad knowing that I have an official diagnosis rather than just floating in limbo. That for now gives my peace of mind. With that being said, I know very little about pcos and began doing research on the matter. Any ladies out there have pcos? Any suggestions, comments or concerns, please feel free to share! #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #infertilityhope #infertilitytreatment #infertilityblogger #infertilityjourney #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #fertilitysupport #pcos #pcosawareness #pcosfighter #pcoslifestyle #pcosjourney #pcoscommunity #pcosproblems #pcosinfertility #pcoshelp #pcostips #women #womenshealth #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #reinvetinglily

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11 hours ago

Nine of our embabies made it! ❄️ Now we wait another week and a half for genetic testing to rule out the ones that may have abnormalities that would cause miscarriage, keep them from implanting successfully when we transfer, etc. For now, we are going to just enjoy a weekend getaway and give thanks to Heavenly Father for blessing us with this great news 🙏🏻

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11 hours ago

Quote of the week — “I’m gonna do it! I can only lose weight and some money!” 😂😂 Yessss I like her style, but what she doesn’t realize is that she’s going to GAIN so much more than that and she actually won’t lose ANY money because there’s a results or refund policy 🙌🏼 . SO, I spent my #LunchBreakHustle making WELCOME packages for her, the 7 others that have already started changing their lives this month and the 14 more that WILL 🙌🏼 including the women that said, . “I’m ready to start feeling my best!” “I just got my tax return and have been wanting to do this for a year!” “I want to get into the best health & shape of my life so I can help others do the same!” “I think you read my mind sometimes. 😄 I’ve been thinking how I desperately need to do something!” . Inspired by one of the Coaches on my team to be PROACTIVE & set GOALS so I told them I was going to help 1 person/day for the remainder of the month start their health • fitness • self love and/or Coaching journey with us! LOVE surrounding myself with people that PUSH me to LEVEL UP! 🔝👯‍♀️ . I’m SO EXCITED to help someONE today that needs the ENTIRE package, not just the fitness & nutrition — Community + Accountability + Support, too! Is that YOU?! The way I see it, you’ve already tried going it alone, what do YOU have to lose? 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . #Autismmoms #autismadvocate #autismfamilies #weightlosshelp #nutritioncoach #realmomlife #boymomlife #suburbanmom #homedeliveryservice #easymealprep #pickyeaters #idonthavetime #momswholovewine #phoneaddict #momtruth #momof3 #momofboth #anxietymom #townie #organizedliving #outdoorsgirl #competition #infertilitycommunity #seasonaldepression #skinnytaste #bostonmom #gettingorganized #perfectionists at Hanover, Massachusetts

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11 hours ago

Has anyone else had to have anesthesia during their frozen embryo transfer? I was told after my hysterescopy I would have to be asleep during transfer because of my cervix and just wanted to hear from someone else who possibly had to as well? #ivf #ourjourney #ivfjourney #prayingforababy #firm #floridainstituteofreproductivemedicine #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #ivffriends #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #ivfstrongertogether #ivfsupport #ivffirsttimer #firsttimerivf #ivf #ivf1sttime #letsdothis #ourivfjourney #infertilityjourney #ivfcommunity #ttc #tryingtoconceive #baby1 #prayingforbaby #prayer #pray #infertilitysucks #menopur #gonalF #godstiming

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12 hours ago

🤮😫😡🤔⠀ -⠀ That right there is how I feel. Just got off the phone with the billing department at our clinic.⠀ -⠀ I feel like puking, crying, screaming all while being completely confused. I swear, that’s what 90% of this infertility journey has been like, so I don’t care what anyone says, we are more than prepared for pregnancy and kids with all of this.⠀ -⠀ We just handed over $2,035 for our PGS testing (since that’s not covered by insurance) and I tried to figure out how much this transfer will cost, and it seems like no one knows.⠀ -⠀ This isn’t a very motivational post today, more of a vent/scream at the world kinda thing. But you know what, it’s honest. Infertility is whack, and it blows my mind that 1 out of 8 couples will deal with it. Especially because it seems like everyone and their mother are getting knocked up.⠀ -⠀ I know I’m not alone in all of this, but right now I’m just 😑.⠀ -⠀ So for now, I’m going to stare at this picture of the sunrise and try to cultivate some calm.⠀ -⠀ Infertility rant, done. ⠀ -⠀ at Florida

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12 hours ago

Hi. My name is Brittany and I very much dislike the term infertility. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility due to amenorrhea and an irregular cycle, of unknown cause. When I received the diagnosis it just felt so strange, like the doctor slapped a “Hi, My Name Is...” sticker on me. I didn’t quite know how to feel about it. On one hand, I felt relief like “Yes! Now ‘the problem’ has a name so I can get to the bottom of it!”. On the other hand, I was a little offended. A label was put on me that was ambiguous and negative. Years into our journey the label now feels like a too-tight, thick, itchy sweater that I feel obligated to wear. And you know what? I am taking it off. Screw obligation, screw the label. It makes me feel like something is wrong with me and that being Fertile is not something that I can achieve. That I am incapable of it. Well, I am done feeling that way. It never felt right. I am doing, and have been doing, everything that I can to reach this elusive state of fertility. I am tearing up my name sticker, ripping off my stupid sweater, and stepping into my comfy yoga pants that make me feel like I can do anything. I am in-"it". Fertility is something that I can achieve, it is something that will happen for me. I just don’t know what that looks like yet. Infertility does not define me. In-Fertility does. #infertility #unexplainedinfertility #fertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness

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13 hours ago

Another Nursery Dream came true today! 🌈Congrats Kati! You totally deserve this!. And we'll be introducing you to the other winner on Sunday. #dreamnurserymovement . Katie’s Story: I went off the pill in May 2016 and our ttc journey started then. Right away I knew something was wrong because I was getting brown discharge for months with no positive pregnancy tests. The OB told me it was my body adjusting to not being on the pill. Riiiiight, but I believed her because she’s the Dr right? Months went by and the discharge got continuously worse. She finally gave me an ultrasound and found I had a fibroid pushing into the uterus causing bleeding. I was referred to an RE who took it out via a hysterscopy. Little did we know at that time that was just the beginning of a very long road. We tried naturally for a few months then moved to IUI. I got pregnant on the first IUI, but we miscarriaged. We proceeded to do 4 more IUI’s because I was convinced it would happen again. It worked the first time, right? On the 5th IUI I had an ectopic pregnancy that was treated w methotrexate, but continued to grow resulting in a fully ruptured tube and an emergency surgery to stop the internal bleeding, and remove my tube. After months of recovery and grieving the loss of my tube we moved to IVF. Our first egg retrieval we had a failed fresh transfer, one miscarriage from a frozen transfer and a failed frozen transfer. We did a second egg retrieval and our 4th transfer our rainbow baby is currently thriving at 19 weeks and due to arrive July 2019. It’s been a long and challenging road, but we are closer than we ever have been. Infertility has taught us that hope, love and courage can stomp out fear any day!. . . This photo is one of the last photos of us as a family of 2. It was taken at a wedding we attended prior to our 4th transfer. I was jacked up on hormones, feeling all the feels and walking around with an I am ok fake smile on. It hasn’t been until recently when I’ve been feeling movements that I’ve started to believe this is real life so we haven’t taken any baby related pics. This.is.infertility!. . Kati @ttc_through_love_and_science

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13 hours ago

It’s taken me time to find it, but there truly can be such tremendous joy even in the wait.⠀ ⠀ That joy comes from knowing who I am and whose I am. It’s not a fleeting feeling, it’s my firm foundation. That joy is being able to trust that my God is provider, healer, creator. And that He is oh-so-good. That joy is knowing that God cares about my infertility story because He is the one writing it. ⠀ ⠀ Meaningful things have happened (and are still happening!) in this wait. My faith has grown exponentially because of this wait. My marriage is sweeter than ever because of this wait. I have felt a strong calling on my life because of this wait. I have made incredible friendships because of this wait. I have prayed specifically over 43 mamas and their 45 babies because of this wait. I have embarked on new and exciting creative adventures because of this wait. I have learned so much and grown so much. I have found that I can be thankful for hard things. I have found that I can feel joy and sadness at the same time. And that’s okay. I have found that I want to be happy because life is happening now. I have found that I am so much more than this infertility diagnosis. I have found that - baby or not - I have a mother’s heart. I have found that I am not lacking anything. I am living a life of abundance, and maybe I wouldn’t have truly known that without this wait.⠀ ⠀ I don’t know what’s next. I don’t know how long this wait will be. I don’t know God’s plan for us. But I do know that I will worship and choose joy while we wait. 💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Always thankful for you words @morganharpernichols ☀️)

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14 hours ago

The Hatch Grant will be awarded to couples living anywhere within the United States who are uninsured for fertility treatments, and without the financial resources to personally fund treatments. The grant can be used toward fertility treatments at any fertility clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). The deadline is June 30, 2019. Visit our website www.starfishinfertilityfoundation.org to get the application! Shannan and Rob Hatch have been supporters of the Starfish Infertility Foundation since the very creation of it. As the Vice President of Creative Services for SESAC, Shannan has always been instrumental in providing talent and support for the annual Music for Miracles show. As a successful songwriter himself with multiple number 1 songs to his credit, Rob has given his time and talent to every single show. We are so incredibly blessed to continue to have the support of Shannan and Rob, and are very excited to dedicate a grant in their name and open it for applications!

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14 hours ago

Trigger shot 💉 ✅ Began Estrogen 💊✅ Saturday we start Progesterone and Sunday we start Medrol. So much for it being a “natural” FET. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Let’s just hope this one does the trick.🤞 __ Big shout out to my wife for being the best injector ever.🙌❤️ Thanks babe!🤜🤛 . . . ————————————————- #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsupport #ivftransfer #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #infertilitysucks #ivfstrongertogether #lgbt #lgbtivf #infertility #fuckinfertility #camarillosofcamarillo #ivfhope #ivfhelp #fertility #ivftips #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilityblogger #infertilityjourney #ivfblogger #ivfblog #infertilitycommunity #infertilityhope #triggershot #fet #teamwork

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14 hours ago

CD 17 - No mature follicles..I have to start Femara, Clomid, and Dexamethasone until the 19th. When I was scheduling the appointment I couldn’t help but to cry..this cycle has been very complicated but I’ll keep thinking positive.

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15 hours ago

Just booked in my egg collection and transfer acupuncture sessions! 😍😍🥚🥚🍍🍍❤❤🤞🤞 What are people's views on acupuncture and IVF? My acupuncturist is the kindest, sweetest little man! I feel that it's helped me with my 'cycle' but I'm hoping it helps with aeverything else!! 💉💉😍😍🌟🌟🤞🤞🍍🍍🌈🌈 #acupunctureandivf #acupuncture #needles #relax #relaxed #ivfacupuncture #ivfmeds #injections #birthcontrol #ivf #ivfandroud #ivfcommunity #ivfandpineapples #babyspoon #getourbaby #ivflove #ivfjourney #fertility #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity

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15 hours ago

Were “coasting” for the next couple of days, then triggering on Sunday morning. After 5 Gonal F infections I have produced a lot of follicles and my RE is concerned we’re going to have a “litter” if we keep going. I have two dominant follicles on my left ovary at 14 and 15, and lots of smaller ones too. So no more Gonal F! Wooo hooo! Then starting prometrium on the 25th! Super excited about this cycle!

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15 hours ago

I'm trying to find a positive quote everyday to pop on my 'positive vibes' highlight. ❤😍🌈🤞🍍to remind me to be as positive as I can be throught this journey. I'm sure everyone going through this journey has tried there best to be as positive as they can be....but is it just me or some days do you just feel blue? 💙 I just can't help it sometimes... I try my best....but on an odd occasion I just feel sad. Sad it's not me thats pregnant, sad that it's not happened for us the 'old natural way'. Anyone else? Or am I insane. #injections #birthcontrol #ivf #ivfandroud #ivfcommunity #ivfandpineapples #babyspoon #getourbaby #ivflove #ivfjourney #fertility #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity

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16 hours ago

I can’t believe I’m just one short month we have gotten love and support from 500 beautiful, strong, and amazing #TTC ladies/couples. Means the world to us that we truly aren’t ALONE on this journey. We love and appreciate every single one of you!! 🥰💕🍍🌈 Thank you for being there! TTC #TTCJourney #TTCCommunity #IVF #IVFJourney #IVFCommunity #IVFLife #InfertileProbs #FETPrep #FET #FrozenEmbryoTransfer #TransferDayComingSoon #Fertility #Infertility #InfertilityCommunity #FertilityTreatment #InfertilitySUCKS #HopingForAMiracle #IVFOConnorStyle #OurIVFJourney

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16 hours ago

"I am forever grateful for this space and for this journey because without infertility so many amazing people, opportunities, and experiences would have never found their way into my life. Infertility is a b****, but she’s the b**** that I’m kind of thankful for. Some people may not understand that, even myself sometimes thinks that is crazy because of how much easier things would’ve been without it, but because of it I have a daughter who would never be, an amazing extended family who I’d never have the pleasure of knowing, and a community of amazing connections and unique friendships that would’ve never been made." - @lenaridley This is so beautifully put! . . . #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #infertility #fertility #infertilitysucks #ttcsisters #ivf #infertilityjourney #fertilitytips #fertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #community #pcos #infertilitysupport #ttcsupport #infertilitycommunity #fertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #hope #fertilityfriend

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17 hours ago

Dr. Allison Rodgers of @fertilitycentersofillinois tells us where estrogen comes from and the purpose it serves. How have your estrogen levels been throughout your infertility journey? Share your story! Then listen to this episode: beatinfertility.co/bonus194 #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #saythefword #talkabouttrying

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17 hours ago

So relieved to hear that 5 of our eggies fertilised! They now need to divide and we are likely to loose a few more on the way to them becoming embryos. But, as ever, fingers crossed we have some little super fighter em-babies in our bunch. . . . . #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ivfsisters #ivficsi #ivfstrongertogether #ivfgotthis #ivf2019 #ttc #ttcwithivf #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctribe #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilityhope #infertilitywarrior

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18 hours ago

Today I’m so lucky my desk faces a wall. I’m currently silently crying into my computer screen because I just found out 3 of my co-worker’s wives are pregnant and are all due within months of each other. I absolutely despise crying at work and here I am breathing deeply to try and control the sobs so no one can hear me. At this moment, this fucking sucks, this hurts. It’s not fair! We’re closing in on 2 years of trying without a SINGLE positive test and everyone around me is experiencing the one thing my soul has been begging for. I feel like I’ve gotten better at finding out when one friend is pregnant, I can usually hold my emotions in. But 3 at once was just too much on my soul • I hate being so jealous that I don’t recognize myself. And I HATE that other people’s truest blessings make me cry. These emotions are exhausting and I wish I could turn them off. All I can do is continue to take deep breaths and pray this season of our lives passes soon 💔 • • #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #ttc #malefactorinfertility #unexplainedinfertility #pcos #endometriosis #ivf #ivfjourney #iui #iuijourney

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18 hours ago

🌟5k GIVEAWAY!🌟 . You are all so amazing! We launched our Instagram page/website/Facebook page just five short months ago with the hope of connecting infertility warriors and helping each one of you feel a little less alone. We had no idea that we would be able to reach so many people and connect with so many amazing women in such a short amount of time! We have a lot of awesome stuff in store for 2019 and we love that you all are along for the ride! This giveaway is just our little way of saying THANK YOU (and giving you a big virtual hug)! You all deserve some pampering in your life!💗😘 . PAMPER YO-SELF giveaway includes: unicorn and pineapple bath bombs, lavender & citrus body polish, cooling eye mask, loofah 4 pack, "Be You" pineapple journal and a vanilla & patchouli perfume/body cream pack. . To Enter: . Make sure you follow us🍍 Like this post❣ Tag a friend or✌🏻 below Bonus entry 📲 share this post and tag us! . . Contest closes on 2/16 at 11:59pm (PST). The winner will be contacted via DM on 2/17. Open to US residents only. This promotion is in no way sponsored by Instagram . . . #thettctribe #ttc #selfcare #giveaway #ivfgiveaway #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #ttcwarrior #ttccommunity #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityfamily #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfjourney #infertilityblogger #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #adoption #1in4 #1in8 #angelmom #freestuff #spaday

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19 hours ago

We all know how smoking is bad for you. When trying to conceive, studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now a research team has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy had half as many sperm as those with non-smoking fathers. 🚭 #justsayno #healthiswealth #fertility #womenshealth

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19 hours ago

There is a lot of shame surrounding infertility. ⠀ ✖️shame in thinking you did something wrong. That it’s your fault. You didn’t exercise correctly. You didn’t eat properly. You didn’t take the right vitamins and supplements. ✖️shame in feeling sadness for yourself instead of genuine happiness for your loved that shared their pregnancy with you ✖️shame in feeling like the person your friends and family have to avoid when the conversation of pregnancy or babies comes up ✖️shame in feeling like your body is broken, making you broken and unworthy ✖️And the big one constantly ringing through my own mind: the reason you can’t get pregnant is because you would be a bad mother. ⠀ Shame has just enough truth in it to make it seem like reality and just enough guilt to keep our hearts in isolation. And because infertility is often a very private struggle, it’s the perfect breeding ground for that secret shame to take root. It seems like shame thrives best in darkness which is why shining a light on it can be so healing. And I’ve found that calling shame what it is: lies. And speaking truth over it heals the shame caused by infertility because then it has no place to hide: ⠀ 🌸 It’s not your fault and the body is capable of doing so much more than carrying a baby. It carries me through life and taking care of myself is enough. 🌼I’m not a bad person for feeling sadness around pregnancy announcements. One day I will get to celebrate my own and knowing that helps to bring joy for others. 🌷Friends and family love me and my story. They are the ones rooting and cheering for us through this struggle and will be there for us in the struggles of parenting too. 🌻It’s ok to feel the pain and sadness of your body not working properly. After grieving, there is hope to be a family through the many options available. 🌺God did not intend this for you. It’s not necessarily a part of “His timing” but simply part of living in a fallen world where pain and tragedy exists. This wait and all that’s happening in the wait is preparing me to be a good mom one day. I know I will cherish my babies more because of it. ⠀ I am not my shame. You are not your shame. ⠀ Photography: @theyoungrens at Hudson Loft

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20 hours ago

Dr. Allison Rodgers of @fertilitycentersofillinois reminds us that hormonal imbalances are not insurmountable. Is your estrogen level too high or too low, or have you experienced this in the past? Share your story! Then listen to this episode: beatinfertility.co/bonus194 #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #saythefword #talkabouttrying

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20 hours ago

That time of limbo, waiting, expectation mixed with dread. Pregnant or not? To test early or wait? What direction will I be put into? The time between potential fertilization or transfer and testing to see if this time is your BFP can be torturous. I have a few go to’s that help (including mantras, breathing, mindfulness exercises, and good old-fashioned distraction), but I’d love to add to the list. What are your most effective ways to cope, get through, and manage the TWW? Sending love to all who are in this time right now...may this time be your time, your turn. #fertility #infertility #ttc #tww #fertilitycommunity #infertilitycommunity #ttccommunity #fertilitysupport #infertilitysupport #ttcsupport

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20 hours ago

The biggest shift I have made in my personal journey is gratitude, especially infertility gratitude. ⠀ ⠀ I am grateful for...⠀ 1. Spending more time as only husband and wife⠀ 2. The financial ability for treatments⠀ 3. Making new friends who have walked the same path⠀ 4. The push to get healthy⠀ 5. Learning how strong I am⠀ ⠀ I hope you can find gratitude in what ever struggles you are going through. If you don’t know how to look for it, I can help you 💞⠀ ⠀ #pcosawarness #pcossupport #pcosnutrition #pcosweightloss #pcos #pcoscommunity #infertility #ttc #pcossucks #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #pcoscysters #gratitude

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20 hours ago

Some days are harder than others, I want my heart to stop hurting and my tears to stop falling. Our appointment to sign the consent papers arrived yesterday and unlike the last time we received that letter, this time I just had an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and dread. #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctribe #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilityhope #infertilitytreatment #infertilityjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ivfwarrior #ivfstrongertogether #ivfsurvivor #hope #strongertogether

282
20 hours ago

OK, SPILL IT! What did you have for TREATS, yesterday?! 🍫🍪🍷🍬 . I had some chocolate and cookies SO, in order to make up for it today, I’ll do NOTHING different!!!⁣⁣ 🙅🏻‍♀️ ⁣⁣. Regularly scheduled 20 minute workout, water, dense nutrition & clean eats — that’s it! Get out of the mentality that exercise is punishment for eating. You never have to double up your workouts or starve yourself too "make up" for enjoying life. Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate. ⁣⁣🙌🏻 . I didn’t over indulge yesterday, but I’ve had plenty of Valentine’s Day where I ate allll the chocolate and candy and drank all the wine and it’s perfectly OK to celebrate life and splurge! Give yourself permission to do that because the quicker you can ditch the diet/deprivation mentality, the quicker you will see RESULTS. And for the love of God, take the word CHEAT {insert feelings of guilt, shame} out of your vocabulary — when was anything ever good associated with the word cheat?! 😳 . I reminded my Virtual Accountability group this am to SHOW UP for yourself & your accountability partners, step on the scale, eat clean, drink water, smile because it happened, but DO NOT {yes, I’m yelling} starve yourself, be pissed off or guilty or let your inner mean girl pipe in, telling you that you're a failure or this is never going to work. Tell her to ZIP IT! 🤐 You also better now say F IT, I'll start again on Monday and let one day of celebrating ❤️ send you into a shame spiral of negative choices. Not today, NOT THIS TIME! ✊🏼 . When you LEAD with LOVE & make HEALTH {mind & body} your focus and the rest will take care of itself. ⁣⁣ ⁣. ☝🏼And we just so happen to be wrapping up our prep week for our Virtual Health & Fitness Accountability Group where we’re focusing on exactly that! . It’s called LOVE YO SELF and it’s Community + Cardio + Conditioning {of the mind & body} + Clean Eating and I Can. Not. Wait to watch these women become LEADERS in their life & transform their self love through health, fitness & friendships! . If you want to know more, drop an emoji or link in bio and I’ll share the deets — you’ve got time to catch up this weekend! at Massachusetts

311
22 hours ago

It won't always be like this. It won't always be this hard. Life won't always be trying to beat you into the ground. One day you'll realize you're happy again without trying. You'll see that you've returned to who you are at heart, and no longer sad and hurting. . Keep getting up for those days because they are waiting for you. You just have to keep going. Find the fight inside you that got you this far. Is it going to hurt like hell at times? Yes. But you're much stronger than you realize. You're dreams of having kids made you a warrior. Your determination and never giving up is how you keep surviving. You may not feel strong, but my friend, look at everything you've had to overcome to even get to this point. That's nothing to scoff at. You're a fighter and a survivor. Now rise up out of the ashes like the Phoenix that you are, and keep fighting for your dreams of having a family. Don't stop now. Take a moment to rest if you need to, but don't you dare stop here. Keep going, my beautiful strong friend! . #infertility #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #dandc #miscarriagemomma #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagesurvivor #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #infertile #infertilemyrtle #tryingtoconceive #infertilityhurts #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #tryingtoconceive #ttcsupport #cysters #cysterhood #pcos #unicornuateuterus #endometriosis #support #keepgoing #riselikeaphoenix

431
24 hours ago

Today is three weeks since my medical miscarriage and the pregnancy test I was told to do this morning was bloody positive 😑😭😬 Oh the irony of being disappointed at seeing a positive pregnancy test, whilst being so desperate for one 🙄 (you couldn't make this shit up) So it's back to the Women's hospital for another scan to see if there is "anything still there". I am really, REALLY hoping to avoid further treatment and am amazed after what I have passed (will spare you a description) that there could be anything left. FFS 😩 #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #missedmiscarriage #blightedovum #pregnancyloss #scanziety #backtohospital #lifesucksattimes #miscarriagesupport #ttccommunity #infertilitycommunity #fertilitysupport #babyloss #lifeisnotfair

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1 day ago

Cannon Fertility appreciates all the hard work every clinic puts into each patient. Happy Valentines Day from Cannon Fertility.

332
1 day ago

My idea of romance has changed so much over the past year and a half. My husband does all this and so much more, and I am so grateful for all of it. . We had a quiet night in tonight and it was exactly what I wanted. . I didn’t expect our lives to look like this, but we’ve found a different definition of love which I think many couples don’t get to experience. An unconditional and supportive type that makes me feel confident we could get through anything. . Happy Valentine’s Day, fellow warriors. Sending all my love to you, today and always.

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