Infertilityjourney Photos & Videos

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100% @putthekettleonca - Between being put on birth control “just in case” 🧐 & not allowed to have unprotected sex because of the Zika virus, I 100% feel ya on this one 🤣 Anyone else laughing at the irony 🙋🏽‍♀️ Tell me your stories below 👇🏽 . . . . . . . . . . #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #fertilitycoach #fertilityawareness #ttcafterloss #secondaryinfertility #infertilitycommunity #positiveattitude #positivefertility #funnyinfertility #ivfjourney #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ivf #iui #infertilityisexpensive #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike

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As much as we love to wish away all the pain we are going through, this is it. This is ours. We have to accept it all and stop fighting at every single moment. And once we surrender to it, processing it, living it becomes so much easier. at Perth, Western Australia

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As what would have been my 2nd angel babies 1st birthday approaches I just feel numb inside. I just want to hold and squeese my little bubbas and it's really shit that I can't. I sometimes feel like - what the hell did I do or had I done in a past life to deserve this?! When you are the 1 person out of everyone that surrounds you immediately going through this whilst watching everyone else just have their beautiful families so easily... I ask why?! Honestly it sucks. I can't get my head around it sometimes! I just wish that people would understand the trauma and devastation it actually causes. It's so hard to descibe to people how you are feeling or how it feels if they haven't experienced it. I feel so isolated sometimes, ignored and misunderstood - not because of nasty people, but just because theres no understanding to it as it only hits you when are 1 of those 4 women who miscarry, or struggle with getting the baby others so easily get. My head willnever let my heart believe this will ever happen for us and it hurts so much 😔 Eurgh what a rant today! I hope my dad is looking after my babies, Im sure hes the best grandad to them 💕 #iam1in8 #IVFjourney #science #babyspoon #journeystartsnow #ivf #ivfandproud #ivfcommunity #ivfandpineapples #getourbaby #ivflove #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #miscarriageawareness #iam1in4 #miscarriageloss #ttcwarriors #ivfwarriors #loss #miscarriage

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Lovely repost from @positivelypresent. Her beautiful graphic reminds us that there is a lot more to self care than getting a manicure or eating well (although those are great too 🙃) ‍ I love getting outside, listening to soothing music, and I am trying to get better at asking for help 😝 ‍ What's your favorite way to ground yourself when you are feeling anxious? Let me know in the comments! ‍ #fertility #infertility #infertilityjourney #fertilityjourney #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #naturalfertility #fertilityfoods #infertilitysupport #fertilitysupport #womenshealth #pcos #pcospregnancy #pcosdiet #pcosfoods #naturalhealth #functionalfertility #fertilityawareness #reproductivehealth #endosupport #pcossupport

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Today my Estrogen level was at 171! These numbers probably mean nothing to you but the important part is the nurse said it’s good and we can keep going! I get to continue my injections at the same dose and I go for repeat labs and an ultrasound on Thursday! • • Tonight will be my 4th night of stims! I’m exhausted, crampy, and emotional (not sure that’s anything new). Each day gets a little harder to stab myself and I’d LOVE to know what it’s like to be normal and not have to do this.. BUT that’s not our story so I’m pushing through, one day at a time 💪🏼 big thanks to everyone that’s checked on me!! • • #ivf #ivffirsttimer #ivfjourney #ourivfjourney #journeytobabyvest #ourttcjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #pcos #pcosjourney #malefactorinfertility #infertility #infertilityjourney #ttctribe #christianinfertilitysupport #injections #ivfprocess #faith #menopur #gonalf #stims #ivfstims

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Drink more almonds.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Ever wonder what all the dairy free, gluten free hype is all about? ⁣ One word: Inflammation. ⁣ Both gluten and dairy are known food sensitivities for a lot of people. For women with PCOS this is certainly true in that both these foods tend to produce unnecessary inflammation in the body which aggravates our PCOS symptoms.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Let’s talk about Gluten:⁣ Gluten can cause additional bloating, inability to lose weight, and digestive issues. Gluten can also increase your cravings for things like cake, bread, or pasta. Often when we’re intolerant to foods, we crave them. Once we get those foods, it sets off a chemical reaction in the body very similar to ingesting drugs. It creates a vicious circle that can make it super tough to quit!⁣ ⁣ Let’s talk about Dairy:⁣ We all know that there is a rather long list of hormones found in cow milk. These include: estradiol, estriol, testosterone, progesterone, corticosterone, oxytocin, prolactin. Also included: Insulin Growth Factor-1 that mimics human's-- Yikes for insulin resistant gals! If we’re already dealing with our own hormone imbalance, does it make sense to add more chaos? As PCOS women we (should) try to eliminate outside sources of hormone disrupting beauty and household products. That mentality should extend to the foods we choose as well. ⁣ .⁣ Additionally, dairy cows are treated with a lot of antibiotics to combat illnesses. While it’s said the amount used is of no effect in humans, the fact remains that we’re still ingesting chemicals and antibiotics. Again, does it make sense to ingest that? Definitely not.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ I know how difficult it is to change up your diet. TRUST ME, I’ve been there. As you make changes, please remember to give yourself the full space you need to accomplish them. Start by making easy, small switches and then continue to expand them. If cutting it all out completely takes you several months, let it. The point is that you’re making moves!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ If you’re interested in learning more about what changes would benefit your PCOS body, check out my free Balancing PCOS guide at @pcoshealthcoaching.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Have you gone GF or DF yet? Let me know!⁣ Ft @nutpods at Scottsdale, Arizona

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New beta results from today. I had one taken yesterday but ironically that one isnt in yet. I'm pretty happy with the doubling times and trying to keep reminding myself they slow down after they hit 1200 and that this is normal! We should be able to get an ultrasound any day now to confirm the pregnancy is in my uterus. #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #fet #pal #pregnancyafterloss #frozenembryotransfer #invitrofertilization #miscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfwarriors #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #secondaryinfertility #malefactorinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsupport #recurrentloss #rainbow #rainbowbaby #reproductiveimmunology

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✨I am one of fortunate ones who came out of infertility. These moments I get to share with him are a picture of Gods Grace. Moments like these I don’t take for granted, I cherish and don’t want to let go. ✨ ✨I made a promise to myself that even after becoming a mom I would be an advocate for infertility. I want to support those walking though it just as so many did for me. Infertility is a lonely walk, and If you are going through it, I am an ear to listen, a friend to cry with and one to petition on your behalf.

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Tyler and I are SO excited to announce that our little miracle is due January 3, 2020 ❤ We have waited 1,410 days for this moment; 2 early losses, 3 failed IUIs, 1 IVF cycle with 1 blighted ovum and 1 failed embryo transfer.. This little one decided to completely take us by surprise as we were preparing for another IVF retrieval cycle and we couldn't be any more excited 😊 #Infertility #InfertilityJourney #InfertilitySucks #IVF #EmbryoTransfer #BlightedOvum #AnembryonicPregnancy #Miscarriage #TheStruggle #TheStruggleIsReal #IVFWarrior #TakeTwo #FailedFET #WeBeatInfertility #Pregnant #PregnantAfterLoss

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These are some great idea for the summer and to stay stress free! I Fertility is a battle and the best way to face it is with positivity and confidence. Time to rejuvenate your body! For more information or to make an appointment, call or click our link in bio to make an appointment now! . . . #DrRobinPZ #NewHopeFertilityVA #RobinsEggsttc #infertilitycenter #INVOcell #infertility #ttc #ttcwarriors #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfwarriors #ivfsisters #InfertilityAwareness #Ttcover30 #ttcover35 #ttcover40 #ttcjourney #ttcVirginia #Pcos #endometriosis #infertilityjourney #miscarriage #ivfsuccess #lgbt #ivfcommunity #ttccommunity #infertilitytreatment #VirginiaBeach (To find out more information - please click our link in bio. Today’s the day to start your family!) at The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine

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निःसंतान दम्पत्तियों हेतु निःशुल्क जांच शिविर, आज ही भारद्वाज अस्पताल में शहर की सर्वश्रेष्ठ स्त्रीरोग विशेषज्ञ डॉ. नेहा गुप्ता से अपनी संतानता की मुफ्त जांच करवाएं। भारद्वाज अस्पताल में अपना अपॉइंटमेंट आज ही बुक करें।⠀ 🏣 Location: Bhardwaj Hospital, Sector 29, Noida, 201301⠀ ☎ Call : +91-98116 66123⠀ 🖥 : www.bhardwajhospitalnoida.com#bhardwajhospital #multispecialityhospital # besthospital #bestdoctor #bestcare #besthospitalinnoida #bestgynaecologist #noidahospital #infertility #infertilityawareness #pregnancy #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #miscarriage #fertilityjourney #baby #bhardwajhospitalnoida #Freefertilitychecku

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The life of a corporate traveling mom. 🚗 ✌🏻 bonuses...... 1. Gets my Marriott points up for free stays with my fam bam!! 😆🏝 2. I go through a lot of personal development audio books!! . . Downfall......Traffic sucks!! Who else is in the same boat?! 🙋🏼‍♀️ #conqueringyou #corporatemom #lifeontheroad at Seattle, Washington

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#8dp5dt feelings: . . I can't stop touching my belly to make babies feel how much we love already. I talk to them every day, I sing to them , even when I'm such bad singer. . . I have been trying to be calm and relax but today has been a tough day and all I wanna do is go and get some pregnancy test and #poas .... . . BUT I'M NOT GONNA DO THAT ❌❌❌ . . first of all because I don't want a heartbreaking moment and second because TODAY I feel happy with this little babies here 🐣🐣, and I wanna keep this moment the most possible. . . Dear babies I don't care all the time, all the tears, all the money , all the shots, all the pain, all the surgeries , all the bruises, I just care about you both, and be sure that we are totally ready to have you both here with us in our beautiful family 🧑🏻👩🏻🐣🐣🐶 . . We are waiting for you guys! with love... Mom & Dad @weroiam . . #tww #1dp5dt #frozenembryos #fet #infertility 🍍 #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #ttcrainbowbaby 🌈 #ttcbabymontesdeoca #babyproject #babymontesdeoca 👶🏻 #ivfjourney 💉 #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ivfpregnancy #ivfstory #beatinginfertility #ivfgotthis #ivfdiary #ivf2019 #ttcfirstbaby #twinsmontesdeoca 🍀

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Last Thursday I joined 250 other advocates from 31 states to meet with Congress and talk about access to infertility care - and what a remarkable experience it was. We collectively hand-delivered 4,121 constituent letters (thank you to those of you who sent them in!). I, along with my Ohio delegation, met with the offices of 3 Representatives and both Ohio Senators. We were nervous – 5 out of the 6 of us were doing this for the first time – talking about legislation to people who can make a difference. But we had our passion and deep-rooted beliefs to carry our message across, so we shared openly about our struggles, about the facts, about the limitations to insurance coverage, and we cried (a little). The staffers were educated on the issues and almost unanimously supported 3 out of 5 of the bills we were there to discuss – a much higher conversion rate than I was expecting. As one of my fellow advocates said, “We are asking for big things, but we are asking for the right things.” . . #IFAdvocacy #access2care #IVF4Vets #InfertilityUncovered #IVF #IVFMeds #TTCCommunity #InfertilityJourney at United States Capitol

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PCOS IS A REAL STRUGGLE FOR MANY LADIES, BUT ITS ALSO OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED. Plus there are different kinds - so how’s that for complicating matters? (But have you ever seen a prettier depiction of PCOS? Thanks @duvet_days 🙏) When I did 1:1 coaching work, about 80% of my clients had received a PCOS diagnosis. For some it was the reason they were put on the pill at an early age, and others had received a diagnosis after coming off the pill. Post-pill PCOS is a thing, and it’s different than other types of PCOS. A lot of ladies seemed to just have the diagnosis slapped on them because their periods were irregular and their doctor wanted to give that a name. Others had polycystic ovaries on an ultrasound but didn’t seem to have PCOS - which is totally possible! Despite the name polycystic ovarian syndrome, you can have polycystic ovaries and not have PCOS; and you can have PCOS and not have polycystic ovaries. Now you’re potentially really confused, so if you’ve received a PCOS diagnosis but feel like it doesn’t quite fit, or suspect you might have PCOS, you can head over to the link in bio 👉 quitthepill.com/different-types-of-PCOS 👈 to learn how to make sure you get a correct diagnosis. You’ll also want to determine the type of PCOS you have, as they have different causes, and therefore different solutions! at Salisbury, Connecticut

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Another day, another early morning vaginal ultrasound and blood draw 🔸 Well the good news is my lining has a triple line and is slowly getting thicker. I was at 6.28mm today (they hope it’s at least 8mm to clear for our biopsy). Last week my lining was 3.4mm. So I will continue doing 4 pills of estrogen orally this week and we will recheck next Tuesday 🔸 But the bad news is I have fluid in my uterus. This is the first time I’ve had this. She thought maybe it was leftover from my period but I didn’t have a period after stopping birth control this time. So we have to hope that the fluid goes away by next Tuesday because I’m not sure what that means for our biopsy if it doesn’t 🔸 Anyone else have fluid in their uterus before their biopsy?

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Just wanted to say hello 👋 to any new followers thanks for being here! A little about us, I’m Erin, he’s Tyson. I’m 4,11, he’s 6’5 (can’t help who you love!) I love to travel and he loves baseball so the last few years we’ve been taking trips to all the MLB stadiums. This pic is from our most recent trip to Cali! We’ve gone to 9 stadiums so far, 21 to go! This year makes 4 years on this crazy infertility road. We started trying immediately after getting married in 2015. After a year we saw our first re and we’re diagnosed as unexplained with mfi. We tried 2 IUIs in 2016 but both failed and we weren’t ready for IVF the thought gave me too much anxiety. After another year of trying naturally we were ready to do whatever we needed and in May 2018 we had our first IVF consult with a new clinic. First round of IVF was in July and resulted in 0 embryos. Our seconds was September and resulted in 2 embryos but unfortunately both resulted in failed FETs. This brings us to March 2019 our 3rd IVF round, we had our first ever fresh transfer and first ever positive pregnancy test but were crushed when just a week later we learned it was a chemical pregnancy. We still don’t have any more answers than when we started but think we have an egg quality issue as well. We have a hysteroscopy next and hope to do another transfer in June/July. I just want to say IVF is not an easy process no matter if you get pregnant after your first cycle or it takes you longer. But I’m so thankful for this community and feeling a little less alone 💕 I would love to get to know you all a little more and share more of what I know. Where are you in your journey? Is there anything you want to know more about me? Feel free to ask or dm!

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Nurse Mommy reporting for duty! (Just kidding - mommies are always on duty, am I right?) 😬 Our poor little guy has had a rough go of it the last few days with his first cold! Snotty nose, the most pitiful little cough, and the fact I can’t explain to him why he’s feeling so bad... It’s enough to break a mommy’s heart! 😢 We spent most of our day yesterday in the recliner in his nursery napping, nursing, and just cuddling - because when all else fails, snuggles with Mama always seem to do the trick! 🥰 At one point in the afternoon, I was just studying his little face and thinking about how incredibly grateful I was to be able to be there with him. If I was still at my previous job: 😩I would have had to leave him at 6 weeks old to go back to work. 😩Likely I would not have been able to take the day off work, OR 😩I would have been made to feel like a terrible employee for choosing my family over my job. I’m not saying there wasn’t a TON of fear and anxiety and self-doubt when I started building my coaching business in order to leave that job. And I’m not saying it happened overnight either! But every bit of work I did to overcome those things - every sacrifice I made to build a life by design - was worth it to be able to comfort my sick baby without fear or guilt. 💯 There’s still time to reach out for info on my June mentorship for those interested in building a business like mine. Whether it’s some extra cash or a chance to spend more time with your family, I want to help you achieve it. Message me for info! ♥️

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I love you bigger than the sky, farther than the moon, hotter than the sun, higher than a kite, deeper than the ocean, taller than the tallest tree, and more💗 Headband: @littlepoppyco Dress: @oldnavy Shoes: @saltwatersandals

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The weeks and months after a pregnancy loss are a roller coaster of emotion. The physical symptoms eventually subside leaving the emptiness, heartache, grief, shame, questioning, sometimes relief. I have to say this - whatever feelings you have are valid and need to be processed. As you work through these emotions in counseling, journaling, prayer, etc. there are so many oils I could recommend for support but these are three of my favorite. 🌱Balance is dōTERRA’s grounding blend and it physically and emotionally lives up to its name. The single oils within this blend synergistically work to promote healthy blood flow which grounds the body. I use this oil everyday but it’s especially important during seasons of grief when you feel anything but grounded. 🌱Peace is dōTERRA’s reassuring blend. Single oils like Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and a few others serve to help you release fear and worry and bring a sense of safety and security. These single oils are also excellent physical support for healthy blood pressure, cellular renewal, focus and concentration and much more. 🌱Cheer is dōTERRA’s uplifting blend. This blend of spices and citruses encourages the distressed and discouraged to be resilient and keep moving. The oils in this blend also support cellular health and proper inflammatory response which helps your body heal physically as well. All of these blends can be used aromatically in an ultrasonic diffuser, diffuser jewelry or with a couple of drops in your palms and a few deep breaths. They can also be used topically on the bottoms of your feet or diluted with a carrier oil and placed over the heart or on pulse points. Give yourself space friend. Cry. Grieve. Go for walks. Have coffee with friends. Play music. Laugh. Cuddle. Take hot baths. Read books. Take care of yourself. You are not alone. . . . . . . . . #miscarriage #infertility #oilsformiscarriage #essentialoilsformiscarriage #oilsforinfertility #miscarriagejourney #infertilityjourney #habitsofvictory #catalystforvictory #loveserverepeat #victoriouslife #victoriousliving #oils #essentialoils #doterraessentialoils #doterralife #doterra #doterrafamily #doterraliving #welln

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Who else remembers this song?! Released in 1995 😆. . When thinking about tonight’s @resolveorg meeting focused on couples and infertility this song, of all songs came to mind. 😂 . Tonight is the night, it’s the night of love. Forever and ever, it’s never enough. Tonight is the night, it’s the night of love. Together forever, I can’t get enough... . Don’t mind me. Just cracking myself up. Hope to see you tonight!! at Seattle, Washington

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Omg! That was a surprise!! Mind you at ORM Fertility they retrieve every single egg possible. There is a good chance that some of our eggs were over mature/ under mature as all our previous scans showed my follicles had quite the variation of sizes - Regardless we are not upset with this number! We now wait for the phone call tomorrow ( before noon ) to see how many eggs fertilized 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼and then after 6 days we will know how many eggs made it to day6 blast AND then a 3week wait to see how many passed PGD.... Although this is still very much a waiting game, in my heart of hearts I know I did all I could in the past four months leading up to this retrieval. Now it's time to just be grateful that this part is over and wait to see what God has in plan for us✨ . . . #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #fertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfsupport #ivfsuccess #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #pregnancy #ttcsisters #baby #ivfwarrior #r #follicles #retrieval #ivfcommunity #ttcsupport #love #infertilityjourney at ORM Fertility

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19 days until our next NHS IVF appt and 35 days until the Varicocelectomy has had its time to work. Naturally I have made a countdown to feel like I’m ‘doing’ something. Does anyone else do this? 🙈 #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #fertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfsupport #ivfsuccess #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #icsi #infertilitysupport #pregnancy #ttcsisters #baby #ivfwarrior #pcos #guysacu #ivfcommunity #niaw #icsi #ttcsupport #miscarriage #love #infertilityjourney #family #malefactorinfertility

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We have been keeping a little secret! 🤭 It feels so good to be able to announce that after 3 years we are finally expecting!! Yes you read that right, Baby Rowsell is due early December! We decided to press pause on our fertility treatments due to myself having some health issues and a few weeks later we found out that I was pregnant with our little miracle baby! This journey & Our little miracle have not only shown us both how strong we are individually but also as a couple. Even tho it was me going through all the treatments, I never did anything alone! Jonathan was by my side holding my hand the entire time, through every bloodwork appt, ultrasound, giving me shots etc. During something that sometimes tears others apart for us it definitely brought us closer together and for that we are forever greatful ❤️When deciding on an announcement photo I mentioned to my good friend/photographer how I always had planned to do something using everything I kept from treatments but when our little one wasn’t conceived using any fertility treatments I was a little hesitant but Andrea made a good point when she said It was part of the journey. So we went ahead and included it along with products we have used to try and conceive from ovulation prediction kits right to statues of fertility gods! You name it we have done it! (this is only half of what I kept lol) For everyone who is struggling with infertility, pcos, or just anything please dont give up! I know things get tough and there were plenty of times I just wanted to throw in the towel but in the end we are proof that miracles do happen. There is a reason your going through whatever it is your going through. Hang in there! ❤️ We cant thank everyone enough for all the love, prayers, positive thoughts and vibes you have all sent our way! Opening up about our fertility struggles was one of the best decisions we have ever made. I encourage others to do the same, if not to everyone to at least someone, its nice to know you got people rooting for you or someone to just chat to #infertilitybaby #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #pcos #pregnantafterinfertility #pregnancyannouncement #love

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This is my #rainbowbaby. If you’ve followed me from the beginning you may know my story of trying to conceive. We suffered 5 miscarriages, multiple rounds of IUI and 2 rounds of IVF before our successful pregnancy and the birth of our beautiful daughter. This one is for the mamas out there who are dealing with infertility. It sucks. There’s no easy way to get through it. I pray you find your rainbow at the end of your journey...

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This isn’t your normal scrolling through Facebook “oh look they’re on their second” “good for them” “...scroll” this is the blindsided, knock the wind out of you, cannot breath announcement. • During the middle of my FET cycle, my brother announced to me via text message that he and his wife were 15 weeks pregnant. Their news crushed and derailed me. Of course I was happy for their baby, I want a baby, but.. them? Now? Mom and dad knew how long 😢? She’s due when😭? It was the classic infertility case of: I’m happy for you but so, *so* sad for myself. • When this happened to me, I asked all of you what to do... I was completely unprepared to handle this news. This community responded with a ton of answers and below I’m highlighting the most popular advice. What worked for me? I moped for about 36hrs, felt as sorry for myself as I wanted, and then shifted my focus back to me. I realized it’s easier to be happy for someone than to hold any resentment or anger; the latter would just hurt my mental health. I also decided to keep my story separate from theirs. We have two completely different marriages and our journey to baby is different, too. • - Don’t rush through it, allow yourself to feel or it will consume you. Give yourself permission to be hurt and sad. - Focus on self-care. Buy new cozy sweats and socks. Pamper yourself with a massage or mani/pedi - Journal, read a good book, meditate. Focus on happy feelings. Listen to your favorite music, watch a comedy. - Look at it in a positive way; a new niece/nephew needs aunt love. - Give yourself 24-48 hours to be as sorry for yourself as you want. When the time is up, turn your new leaf and start fresh. - Focus on yourself; you need to be happy and healthy. • Keep this list on your phone so you know what to do if this happens to you or a friend. If it does, reach out, I’d love to pick you back up! ❤️ • #ttc #ttccommunity #ttctribe #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #unexplainedinfertility #pcos #ttcwithpcos #pcossucks #ivfstrongertogether #bfn #ivf #fet #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #ivfsupport

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In order to be healthy when you are #ttc, avoid processed food. Instead, pick whole foods with real ingredients. . . Processed foods are made to have irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. In a recent study that was reviewed in the @nytimes people who followed a diet of ultra-processed foods ate 500 more calories a day compared to when they ate a whole foods diet. Most of these foods, however, tend to lack fiber, protein, vitamins and other important nutrients. These things are very important when you are #ttc and doing everything possible to enhance your fertility naturally. . . Other research shows that fast food is particularly harmful when #ttc. Couples that eat the most fast food and the least fruits & vegetables take longer to conceive and are more likely to have infertility. Couples that ate the most fast food (>4 times/week) had the highest risk of infertility. . . Take home points ▶️There are many reasons why you shouldn’t eat processed food. Your fertility is one of them. ▶️Limit or altogether avoid fast food while trying to conceive ▶️Try to eat diets full of fruits & vegetables to enhance your natural fertility ▶️Instead of reaching for this kind of food, pick minimally processed foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grilled chicken, fish, and whole grains, nuts and seeds. . . So how do I make this work as a busy working physician? I just don't buy processed food. Instead, I stock up on healthier snacks for our family @traderjoes . We also cook the majority of our meals at home so that we know exactly what we are eating. It takes some #mealprep to find healthy home-cooked meals that the whole family will eat, but we now have many quick and easy meals we all love. As a busy mama, I love my #instapot for last minute meal planning! I learned this technique from other busy physician moms. . . Check out my stories for research citations. . #ttcjourney #infertilityjourney #infertilty #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #ttc #ttctips #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivfcommunity #doctor #doctorsofinstagram #fitness #womeninmedicine #womeninsurgery #physician #doctorlife #nutrition #fastfood #wholefoods #wholefoodie

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With family events and get togethers coming up, I know I'm sure to be asked that dreaded question....When are you going to start having kids? You're not getting any younger. • • • And my answer is the same to every personal question I get asked...MIND YOUR OWN FUCKING BUSINESS! • • • #infertility #fertility #ttc #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #endometriosis #ttcjourney #pregnancy #infertilitysupport #ttcsisters #infertilityjourney #fertilityjourney #baby #iui #infertilitywarrior #ttcsupport #infertilitycommunity #family #infertilemyrtle #love #family #together #events #nooneaskedyou #mindyourownbusiness

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It's important to recognize that fertility clinics are businesses. Understand how businesses make decisions, and advocate as the customer when needed. When have you self-advocated? Share your story! Then listen to this episode: beatinfertility.co/bonus207⠀ ⠀ Episode sponsored by: @rscbayarea⠀ ⠀ #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #saythefword #talkabouttrying #HandsUpForInfertility #InfertilityUncovered #NIAW #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek

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🌕So how do we activate our wombs? 🌕⁣ ⁣ Centuries ago, connecting to the power of the womb was something with which girls were raised. They saw their mothers communing with other women, men and nature, rooted in this connection to their womb energy. They experienced rites of passages like red tents and childbirth. The connection to the womb was as common as our connection to our iPhone is today. A regular check-in. What’s happening in there, so that I can know how to situate myself in my life, in the world? ⁣ 🌏⁣ How many of us had mothers who were fully connected to their feminine energy in a positive way? How many had mothers who were valued for who they were as a member of society? I bet I’d get a bigger response if I asked different questions: Who had a mother who was depressed? Dieting? Worrying? Sick? Aggressive? Volatile? A doormat? Abused? Gossippy? Overly concerned about what others would think? Heavy and/ or disconnected from her body? Victimized? A martyr? ⁣ 🌺⁣ When I work with women, I feel the physical blockages and tensions in my their wombs, and I also sense and explore the energetic. ✨⁣ ⁣ Art by Daniel B. Holeman⁣ . ⁣ . ⁣ Define your Destiny &⁣ ✨Be Fertile✨⁣ ⁣ Https://www.wisdomofthewombonline.com⁣ . ⁣ #tryingtoconceive #goddess #medicinewoman #ttc #fertility #alchemicalhealing #femininerising #PMS #wombhealing #naturalfertility #embodiment #selflove #trustyourbody #ancestralhealing #infertilityjourney #wisdomofthewomb #wombwise #consciousfertility #earthbody #pregnancy #plantmedicine #hormonebalance #botanicalmedicine #botanical #wombwisdom #feminine #motherearth #womb #wombactivation

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➞ ➞𝘠𝘦𝘴𝘴!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨! ❥ ❥ ❥ Earlier this month, I decided that I had to make changes in order to see results and hopefully get approved for my 3rd FET sooner than later. I’m happy to say in just 17 days I’m down 8.6 lbs. I couldn’t be more proud of all my hard work. I’m even more excited start with a personal trainer tonight and then a fertility nutritionist June 6th! Please share your experiences with a personal trainer, fertility nutritionist, or how you lost weight in order to be approved for IVF. ❥ ❥ ❥ ❥ #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivficsi #fet #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #ttc #ttccommunitysupport #ivfsuccess #ivfpregnancy #ivfbeta #ivfsisters #ivfmiracle #ivfgotthis #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilityawarenessweek #1in8 #1in4 at Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar

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Bad vibes don’t go well with anything except the people who give them off. Bad vibes = not my tribe. Keep that negativity to yourself! #nottodaysatan 💯

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Writing is part of my soul's way of processing... These last 3 years and especially the last 18 weeks have been ones in need of a lot of sorting, organizing and special handling. So I wrote about (most of) it. In 2 parts. They're wordy, but it's what my heart necessitated for me to be able to get to the point of opening this part of our journey with the vast world of the internets. Part 2 is linked in bio Family 📸cred: @shanelongphotography 💕

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Sometimes you do cry over spilled milk... when it’s breast milk 😭😭😭

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Ohh man...waterworks here 😭🖤😭 I placed an order with my dear friend Branda and her amazing new clothing store @shopwildlyworthy and received this beautiful note and ridiculously soft and cute shirt in my package 🖤 I had to share bc this hit the spot with me, as it's hard sharing my story and staying positive at times. And it also shows how big of a ❤️ Branda has! Thank you so much @brandaschrader!!! There are no words to describe how you just made me feel. Also, please check out her beautiful shop!!! There is sooooooo much cute stuff, you won't be able to get just one thing haha 😍 Just don't get mad at your bank account or tell your hubby I introduced you to @shopwildlyworthy 😂😂😂 #wildlyworthy #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfstruggles #ivfjourney #infertilityjourney #1in8 #staybravebabe #greatreminder #keepsharing #lovemyfriends

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For boys, the rate of an autism diagnosis is now 1 in 37 😣 Did you know that there are things you can do BEFORE pregnancy to reduce the risk of your baby being diagnosed with a chronic condition such as autism? To name a few (do as least 3 months before conceiving): 👇🏻 . . 🌱 Get your vitamin D checked 🥦 take at least 800mg of methylated folate 🐛 Take a high quality probiotic . . Stay tuned for tomorrow’s brand new Mastering Your Fertility podcast episode where we talk to expert pediatrician with 20 years of experience treating autistic children and his take on why preconception care is so important. Let’s protect our babies before they’re ever conceived. #knowledgeispowerful at Portland, Oregon

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Raising funds for pediatric burn survivors and firefighters! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hi, I'm Dawn. I'm over 50-years-old and training for a 400-mile Bike Ride Across Georgia(BRAG)(6-day) to raise funds for my family's Foundation-Ryan Shines Burn Foundation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a former triathlete, my joy of the race is Biking. So, I am tackling this Bike Ride across Georgia in honor of my little boy-angel, Ryan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the accident that killed Ryan and burned my 2-year-old, my husband and me over 25% of our bodies, I needed a physical goal to help me recover--an athletic goal--because athletics had always played a central role in personal growth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The day my doctor cleared me, I was ready to ride knowing it is a whole body experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That particular Triathlon helped immensely in my emotional and physical healing. I went on to win the overall "Master's Female"(age 39+) in that race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, I'm riding again, doing something I love and loving something I'm doing. And raising awareness and funds for a cause that means everything to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I must thank my husband, Ron, for being a good father and mother back home, and to all the volunteers and supporters of Ryan Shines Burn Foundation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Together we are making a difference in the lives of pediatric burn survivors, and Firefighters! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And one more thing: Would you and your family be willing to ride along with me as a donor? Link in Bio. * * * * * * * #mombloggers #momonamission #childloss #womanoffaith #positiveminds #overcomer #burnsurvivor #overcoming #womeninspired #familytravels #womanofGod #boymom💙 #empoweryourself #empowerothers #mompreneurs #momoffour #femalefilmmaker #empowereachother #RTWtravel #infertilityjourney #ryanshines #over40 #empoweredwoman #catchingcourage #instamakeoverfam #firefighterheros #firefighterlife #agepositive #embraceyourself #beyourbestyou at Mountain Brook, Alabama

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The hysterosalpingogram (HSG)…. . In order to conceive naturally, or even with intrauterine inseminations, the fallopian tubes must be patent (open). The the traditional and standard way to assess tubal patency is with an HSG. Contrast (detected with fluoroscopy (X-ray)) is injected through the cervix, into the uterus, and with sufficient pressure, travels through the tubes, out into the peritoneal cavity. . Believe it or not, by “flushing the pipes” and HSG may offer some therapeutic benefit, with subtle rises in pregnancy rates within the first couple of months thereafter! 
So clearly, the HSG can inform us as to whether or not the tubes are patent. It can also reveal tubal architectural detail, and may suggest evidence of fimbrial phimosis (delayed spill) or peri-tubal adhesions (seen as loculations of fluid). . As a test, it is really accurate when it is normal (NPV 94%!!!). But abnormalities seen on HSG, particularly when the tube appears to be blocked near the uterus (proximal occlusion) can be inaccurate, requiring further evaluation. The other thing to remember - this is looking at the tubes on a more macro level, not microscopic. The fallopian tubes are these incredible structures lined with hair cells (cilia) that intelligently beat the sperm towards the egg. There is also thin layer of mucous that prevents an embryo from sticking to the tubal surface (🚫ectopic pregnancy). An HSG doesn’t tell us if the hair cells are functioning normally, if the mucosal surface is intact, if the fimbria (fingers of the tube) are actually capturing the ovulated egg each month, and if fertilization is taking place within the tube. . A positive pregnancy test, followed by an ultrasound demonstrating a healthy intrauterine pregnancy tells us that. But not everyone gets that on their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd try. . So then what? ….stay tuned for more…. This post is for educational purposes only #infertilitysupport #hysterosalpingogram #fallopiantubes #infertilityjourney #ttccommunity #tubalfactorinfertility #tubalfactor #ectopicpregnancy #ectopicpregnancyawareness #infertilityeducation #fertilityeducation #fertilityawareness #ttcsupport at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC

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Sometimes, in medicine and in life, you have to trust your gut instinct. ✅ . . As a fertility specialist, I am also an expert in early pregnancy. Although fertility treatments can be very successful, any patient with underlying infertility can be at risk for abnormal pregnancies, such as ectopic pregnancies. Ectopic pregnancies are where the pregnancy implants in the wrong place, such as the Fallopian tube instead of the uterine lining.✅ . . In medicine, we are taught that there are trends that "normal" and "abnormal" pregnancies follow, both with blood tests as well as ultrasounds. But sometimes, you just have to listen to your patient, and trust your gut instinct that something is wrong.✅ . . Yesterday, I had an unexpected trip to the operating room for one of my patients for a treatment of an emergency ruptured ectopic pregnancy. It wasn't something that any of us planned for, I had to cancel my clinic patients for the rest of the day, I didn't have the right shoes on 👠👠but it was the right thing to do. I'm so proud that I listened to what the patient was telling me, trusted my gut, and that she had an uncomplicated surgery that saved her life. ❤️ . . Picture of me in an otherwise empty physician surgical lounge after the case. Check out my instagram stories to see just how ridiculous my outfit was for this emergency surgery: 3 inch heels in my third trimester in the OR! 🤰I felt like I was channeling @roohi_jeelani_md 🥰 . . These posts are for educational purposes only and are not medical advice. Go see your REI. . . #ttcjourney #infertilityjourney #infertilty #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #ttc #ttctips #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivfcommunity #doctor #doctorsofinstagram #womeninmedicine #womeninsurgery #physician #doctorlife #ilooklikeasurgeon #womeninmedicine #womeninsurgery #md #scrubselfie #drnotmrs #physician #doctorlife #ilooklikeasurgeon #surgery #wearfigs #scrubs

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Our Mexico vacation was everything we needed and more, Relaxing and being disconnected. Our feet in the sand and ocean. Hanging out with the best company. I could not have planned a better trip. ⁣ ⁣ A lot of you know that something was going on and my doctors were trying to figure out what was wrong, and that I wasn’t ready to talk about it. Well it is still hard for me to talk about, especially since so much is unknown at this time. But I’ve updated where we are at, and my diagnosis is: Infertile. I’ve gone into what made me go in, what testing we’ve done and where we are at currently with everything. Link is in my bio. I know it’s not Man Crush Monday, but I could not be more thankful for my husband being so amazing while I was crumbling. Who wipes every tear away and has been so positive and my rock during all of this. Thank you for knowing when I just need to cry, and when I need to drink prosecco on the beach with you and Bentley. I have the best little family of three and I am so thankful these boys have both been in my life for almost a decade. I love you babe, thanks for marrying a hot mess!⁣ ⁣ 🔗 shop my style ⁣ ⁣ Three ways to shop!⁣ 1. Follow me on @liketoknow.it app “Lifeoutsideleggings” and screen shot my photos for shoppable links ⁣ 2. Shop my feed on my website. www.lifeoutsideleggings.com shop my LIKEtoKNOW.it ⁣ 3. Click the link in my bio and shop via @21buttons_us⁣ ⁣ #liketkit http://liketk.it/2BXL5 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #husbandandwife #beating50percent #infertilityjourney #fashionaddict #iworeitfirst #vacationmode #ttcover30 #realoutfitgram #prettylittleiiinspo #LTKstylealert #lTKstyletip #ltkunder100 #womenwithstyle #ttccommunity#fertilitysupport #fashioninspo #styleinspiration #stylegram #fbloggerstyle #lifeoutsideleggings #fashionista #styleoftheday #petitefashionblogger #fashiongram #fashiondiaries #bloggerfashion #azblogger #AZbloggerbabes #phxblogger ⁣ at Rocky Point Sonora Mex..Puerto Peñasco

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What vitamins do you take~ I’m eager to know how you all prepare for your cycles? For my IVF 3 months prior I gave up all junk food, sugar, ready meals, fizzy drinks, caffeine etc. I ate purely fresh fruits, vegetables and wholesome meals I cooked myself. I would eat plenty of Brazil nuts, avocados, pineapple, goji berry’s, eggs, wholemeal bread & pastas and had a protein shake daily. I started taking these @pregnacare supplements too. I know they do the conceive tablets however I thought if these are everything your body needs to support a baby then my body will be ready to support that little embryo. Today marks one month until I start our FET cycle and this morning I had my last coffee & my last redbull. I’m now going to start eating fresh, drinking plenty of water and I have started my supplements hopefully it will be enough. - - - - - #pregnacareoriginal #pregnacare #vitamins #minerals #vitaminsandminerals #vitaminsforpregnancy #heallthyconception #supplements #healthy #behealthybehappy #fruitsandveggies #eatyourgreens #smoothies #protienshake #avocado #prepareforivf #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #frozenembryocycle #infertilityjourney #icsibaby

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Thinking of all the mama's in the waiting.. You matter, your heart matters and that dream of motherhood matter. That baby you are waiting on matter! Stay strong,keep the faith! Seek help... 🙏🏼 . . . .Order for our fertility kit today and don't deny yourself to ability to be a mother 🔜 .Call me on 07032307291 or send a DM 🎀 @elizafertility . #thefertilitydoctor #Ng #Infertility #fertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #tryingtoconceive #tryingtobecomepregnant #infertilityjourney #infertility #faithandscience #tryingforababy #pregnancy #ivf #ttccommunity #ovulation #pregnancytest #fertile #ovulationtracking #makingbabies #readyformotherhood #fertilitytips

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⠀ Today we are launching Membership: it's everything you need to get started on your fertility journey all in one place. ⠀ ⠀ What's included in Membership? Live video coaching sessions with your Fertility Coach, doctor matching, a custom pricing plan, and a digital dashboard to manage it all. Link in bio to check it out!⠀ ⠀ Also check out our recent awesome write up in @TechCrunch!⠀ ⠀ #fertility #ivf #eggfreezing #womenshealth #infertility #ttc #ivfjourney #fertilityjourney #ttccommunity #womenshealth #ttcjourney #pcos #health #fertilitytreatment #ivfsuccess #fertilityawareness #ivfsupport #fertilitysupport #iui #infertilitysupport #family #endometriosis #infertilityjourney #fertilityissues #fertilitycoach #fertilityfinancecoach

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“Episode 68: Everyone Needs Puppy Therapy” is available now!⁣ ⁣⁣ TRIGGER WARNING: Sarah & Kaela are discussing new abortion laws and the government making decisions that could affect your access to fertility treatments (you can skip this portion from 12:00 to 27:30).⁣ ⁣ They answer some of your questions about secondary infertility, PGS tested embryos, and their favorite types of wine! They also give you some updates on Facebook happenings, and finally, they discuss the importance of puppy therapy.⁣⁣ ⁣ Don't forget to get your tickets to the Infertile Mafia Podcast LIVE SHOW happening June 8th!  Event details and tickets can be found on our website. Link in bio!⁣⁣ ⁣ Join the Infertile Mafia Podcast team for the RESOLVE: Chicagoland Walk of Hope and donate to help us reach our fundraising goal!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #infertilemafia #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #fertility #infertility #infertilitysucks #fuckinfertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityhumor #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #pregnancy #pcos #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcwithpcos #endometriosis #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #infertilitypodcast ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #womensrights #abortion #ectopicpregnancy #abortionlaws #empoweredwomenempowerwomen

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Legit...so much 💲💲💲 Original post from @Fertili_tribe below, with great counseling options! . One of the many reasons infertility is ROUGH on couples. According to a 2017 study by Dave Ramsey, the number one issue couples fight about is: money. Add infertility to mix: 💥BOOM💥 . Want to learn how to navigate your relationship while working through infertility? . Join @fertili_tribe TONIGHT night! 5/21 at 6:30pm in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We are putting on a free @resolveorg support meeting led by a psychologist with more than 30+ years experience working with those that are on the infertility path. . Want to come?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️ DM @fertili_tribe for more info! . . #couplesgoals #moneytalks #couplescounseling #fertility #miscarriage #infertility #womenshealth #ivf #ivfsuccess #pcos #endosurvivor #endometriosis #successstory #infertilitysupport #seattlettc #ttcseattle #seattleinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #fertilitribe at Seattle, Washington

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Just to encourage someone today. I saw this post and i thought i could share it with all of u. Everything will be fine just a matter of time. 🙏 Reposted from @xox_kendra - So many negatives. So many disappointments. So many times have I told myself I’m not good enough. My body can’t even do what it’s MADE FOR. Then I realized that a little plastic stick isn’t going to define my life. I’m not going to sit and wallow and tell myself that I’m not good enough. I’m not going to admit defeat. I’m going to stand back up every single time and say “watch me fight.” because I want this more than anything. And I will never give up. ♥️ #ttc #thisisinfertility #infertility #pcos #cysters #tryingtoconceive #roadtobaby #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #advancedfertilitycare #love #thisislove #strength #courage #fight #life #roadtobabyread #journeytobabyread #rainbowbaby #miracle #prayers #praying #fertilitytreatment #iuijourney #thirdtimesacharm #ivfjourney #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity

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Infertility is exhausting! . . Some days I feel strong and optimistic and other days I feel hopeless. I understand these feelings are normal and I’m finally starting to accept that. The ups and downs are part of the journey—even if it’s completely exhausting along the way. . . . #infertilityisexhausting #pregnancyenvy #infertility #1in8 #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #notamotheryet #realmarriage #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #iam1in8 #ttc #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblog #fuckthis #unexplainedinfertility #babydust #infertilemyrtle #infertilecouple #fertility #ttctribe #infertilitytribe #1in8couple #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttccouple #3yearsttc

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In my support groups I often get people asking for advice on aspects of treatment that they're confused about but they don't want to call the clinic to take up their time asking. Or their family and friends are being overbearing and asking lots of questions about treatment when they don't want to talk about it. Or they are feeling lost and overwhelmed with no support because they don't want people knowing they are going through treatment. It's ok to feel like that.... And it's ok to ask for the help or support you need. If you are unsure on any aspect of treatment, give your clinic a call to get clarification. It's important that you feel comfortable with your treatment plan and that you haven't got extra worry about whether everything is alright. If you're family and friends are asking too many questions and it's all too much, it's ok to say that's you're finding it difficult to talk about, that you appreciate their interest and support, but that you'd love to just chat about other things then you'll tell them things when there's something to tell. If you are feeling lost and alone it's ok to ask for help and support, in fact it's really important. Whether that's telling your friends and family how you would like support, that you'd appreciate them keeping you company, or cooking you tea one night, or whether that's seeking the support of a support group or professional. It's ok, this journey is tough and support is so vital. It's ok to do what you need to do to get through this difficult time, you are very important and so is your emotional health. I share blogs on my website www.sarahbanks.coach and the link in my bio if you need some extra help and support xxx

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Taking care of ourselves allows us to be more present in our lives and more present for the people around us. You might have seen posts encouraging self-care or heard people talk about its importance and thought to yourself, “Ya, that’s nice and all and I would love to do that, but I just don’t have any time!” @hopefulhorizons.ca points out that in an ideal world we would have open chunks of time to treat ourselves to a quiet bath, a relaxing spa day, a fun night out with friends ... but, more often than not, our busy lives are jam-packed and we feel like there’s never enough time. So instead, try injecting these 5 minute self-care practices sporadically throughout the day and you might be surprised how the effects add up. Something is better than nothing in this case, right? #repost @stacieswift #postpartum #selfcare #ppd #infertility #miscarriage #endometriosis #ttc #pmad #pregnant #motherhood #parenthood #mom_hub #postpartumjourney #momstruggles #newmom #newdad #newfamily #mom #miscarriagesupport #mother #dad #momstruggles #parentingishard #ttcjourney #postpartumdepression #ttccommunity #postpartumanxiety #infertilityjourney #ttcsisters #maternalmentalhealth

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Waiting....waiting for a baby and waiting for a plan. New blog post on infertilefix.com 💭🕒

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Today is Mother’s Day. A special day where we acknowledge and honor the awesome moms in our lives. I’m grateful for all the women who have stepped into my journey in some beautiful and necessary ways. Mother’s Day can also be a hard day. For those who don’t have healthy relationships with their moms; who have lost moms; who have lost children; who long to be moms; who choose not to be moms and are questioned or looked down upon because of this choice...you are so seen and you are so not alone. — We’ve been hanging out in the “longing” camp of this journey for many years now. A journey that has come with deep disappointment, anger, jealousy, sadness, and myriad other emotions. A journey with well-meaning but unhelpful statements like “it’s all in God’s time, keep praying”; painful questions like “why don’t you just adopt?”. A journey with countless doctors appointments, procedures, injections - things that do a freaking number on your head, heart, and body. It’s a funky journey no doubt; one that has taught me to do a better job of taking care of myself and practicing good boundaries on days like today. — So today I chose a walk (and frank conversation) with God, along my favorite stretch of coastline, instead of church because it felt like the safe option for my head and heart. This season continues to be confusing and downright difficult, but in the midst of the gnar and pain, today I’m reminded of (and so grateful for) the gift of good community. On this Mother’s Day I unexpectedly received gifts, cards, and messages from dear friends who see me and know how to love well through this funk. I’m also grateful for an amazing husband who holds, loves, and grieves alongside me as we figure this stuff out together. I share these thoughts simply as a reminder of the importance of surrounding yourself with really good people AND the necessary call to BE really good people for others. If you know me well you know I fiercely pursue vulnerability and community. Days like today, and the people who showed up in some baller ways, further fuel this fierce pursuit. 🤘🏼 Now go and be good humans to those in your world. They need you. 💛 at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego

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