Thisisinfertility Photos & Videos

58 minutes ago

I. Just. Lost. My. Shit. On my #ivfclinic nonetheless 💁trust me, it was warranted & immediately after, my doctor called & apologized. I've learned to be my own advocate but it's exhausting. On top of #IVF, I'm sure like most, I work in a high stress job, am a wife & have a life... Actually, had. The balancing act isn't easy but I've managed the past 3 years. #ivfsupport #infertility #thisisinfertility #ivfwarrior #ivfstrong #ivfjourney #ivfsister #1in4pregnanciesendinloss #iam1in4 #1in8couplesbattleinfertility #weare1in8 #fuckinfertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #infertilityawareness #ttcwithautoimmune #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcjourney #ttctribe #talllikeapineapple #icarryyourheartwithmeicarryitinmyheart #angelbabymom

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3 hours ago

Yesterday, I was more fragile mess. Today, I channeled my inner goddess while doing warrior pose during my yoga practice. We'll see what tomorrow brings...⠀ ⠀ But one thing is for sure... ⠀ ⠀ I am here. Every day. Trying...⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood #StrongWoman⠀ . . . 💪💚💪💛💪🧡💪💚💪💛💪🧡 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #childlessandsurviving #childlessandhappy #childlesssupport #childlessblog #childlessafterinfertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #endowarrior #strongwomenquotes #ichoosejoy #healing #vulnerability #planblife

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4 hours ago

These three 😍

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8 hours ago

🌈 At CARE, we don’t care (no pun intended!) if you’re straight, gay, male, female or anything inbetween. We’re just here to make sure you have the resources and treatment you need to start a family. Whether you’re looking for IVF, an egg donor, a sperm donor or simply someone to talk to about your fertility journey, we’re here for you!⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #loveislove⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyisfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lgbt⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lgbtq⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #loveisloveislove⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #samesexcouple⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lgbtfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamtwomoms⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teamtwodads⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsuccess⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #unexplainedinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingtoconceive⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #webeatinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitywarrior⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitystruggles⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effortlessivf⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effortlessivfus⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invocellsuccess⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invocellivf⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertilityus⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyaftermiscarriage

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14 hours ago

Anyone else feel the same? Being able to talk to people in the same situation has been super helpful for me. Finding others going through infertility has instantly connected me to a very special group of people and I couldn’t be more grateful. This Instagram community is amazing and offers so much support, advice and hope for everyone struggling with infertility. Thank you for all for sharing your stories. You have helped me so much already! #connectedthroughinfertility #sharinginfertilitystories #infertilitythroughinstagram #stayingpositivethroughinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttcishard #ttcainteasy #ivf #ivficsi #ivfnhs #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #thisisinfertility

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1 day ago

There are days you wake up, and you are ready to tackle the world. Then, there are other days...⠀ ⠀ That's the thing with grief. You never quite know when it's going to show up. ⠀ ⠀ Yet, despite feeling a bit fragile, I will keep speaking my truth. I will risk rejection, being misunderstood, and dealing with the insensitive opinions of others.⠀ ⠀ Because I refuse to become small. ⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood #Grief⠀ . . . ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #childlesssupport #childlessblog #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #infertilityblog #disenfranchisedgrief #strongwomenquotes #motivationalquote #inspirationalquote #healing #vulnerability #movingforward #speaktruthinlove #speaktruthfully

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2 days ago

💕I have many things in my past that could make me feel bitter, one of the biggest being that I will never be a mom. For awhile, I thought my only choice was bitterness. Then one day I realized that the only way to feel better was to embrace being Childfree and all the positives and freedom the it has to offer. 💕 When shit happens, you always have a choice, be bitter or make it better. I’m choosing to make it better💕💕💕 It also is helpful to find those people that can help you, encourage you, and who got your back no matter what!! @infertileafsummit is an awesome thing happening in April in Chicago and I’ve already met so many ladies who are helping me along my journey💕 @sistergoldenhair924 @christinafantozzi @hilswills28 @thenotmom

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2 days ago

Recently, I shared that the dull ache in my back had returned and my sciatic nerve felt like it was on fire. These endometriosis symptoms have plagued me for years. A fellow endo warrior and friend messaged me, asking how I cope with the pain. After sharing some of my strategies, I mentioned that I had thought about writing a blog about this topic. I was nervous, however, to discuss “treatments” for endometriosis, as I am not a medical professional. My friend suggested that I write from a personal standpoint, discussing “coping with endometriosis” strategies, rather than approach it from a treatment or medical perspective.⠀ ⠀ Liking this suggestion, I started thinking about the various methods I use to manage my endo. Quickly, I realized that I have developed strategies not only for coping with endometriosis, but for coping with menopause and grief, as well...⠀ ⠀ Read the full blog at http://notsomommy.com/coping-with-endometriosis-menopause-grief/ {LINK IN BIO}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood#EndoWarrior #EarlyMenopause #DisenfranchisedGrief⠀ . . . 💛💚💙💛💚💙💛💚💙💛💚💙 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #childlessbychance #childlessbycircumstance #childlessandsurviving #childlesssupport #childlessblog #childlessawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #infertilityblog #1in8 #endometriosisawareness #1in10 #spoonie #menopause

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2 days ago

💥 Infertility can overwhelm even the most resilient among us. That's why CARE Fertility offers a complimentary mental health consultation for new patients. Our counselor will help you put together your own personal stress management plan.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitydoctor⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitystruggles⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityhope⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivf⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysucks⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsisters⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttccommunity⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertilityus⠀⠀⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #inspirationalquote⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #inspiration⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityawareness⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitytreatment⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcaftermiscarriage⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsuccess⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnantaftermiscarriage⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfmiracle⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitycenter⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcaftermiscarriage⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #miscarriageawareness⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityawareness⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport

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3 days ago

We want women to feel supported and not isolated during their journey through infertility, and so we had to share @thisisinfertilitypodcast with ya’ll. @mandalesesne openly discusses her battle with infertility and endometriosis and it is so powerful. She is a warrior and we love her so much for telling her story. So, we share her with you, sending all of you who relate with Amanda’s story support and love and the strength and courage to talk about your journey with those around you so they can lift you up. Link in profile. #infertilityawareness #endometriosisawareness #endometriosisawarenessmonth #thisisinfertility #charlestonsc #educateyourself #womeninspiringwomen #holisticpregnancy #birtheducation #informeddecisions #reclaimbirth #reclaimlabor #reclaimourbodies #intentionalbirth #birthinpower #thexchangecharleston

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4 days ago

As you've probably figured out, I'm passionate about educating others about endometriosis, infertility, and the childless not by choice journey.⠀ ⠀ When we were struggling to conceive, I clearly remember a family member saying that I was "too worried" about it. Of course, if I would "just relax" or "just adopt," then we would magically become pregnant! ⠀ ⠀ Blaming me for our inability to conceive... Well, no one should have to go through that pain.⠀ ⠀ I have endometriosis. That affected my ability to conceive. My eggs are older than they should be. (That's why I'm going through menopause at 41, when the average age is 51.) That affected my ability to conceive. Plus, my husband has male factor infertility. That affected my ability to conceive.⠀ ⠀ My "worry" had absolutely nothing to do with my inability to conceive. ⠀ ⠀ So, I will continue to speak up and educate! Hopefully, in the very near future, the misinformation about "relaxing" being a "cure" for infertility will stop!⠀ ⠀ For more information about endometriosis, check out my website. {LINK IN BIO}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood #EndoWarrior⠀ . . . 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityblog #infertiltyblogger #1in8 #lifeafterinfertility #endometriosisawareness #1in10 #spoonie #childlessbychance #malefactorinfertility #childlesssupport #childlessblog #endofact

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4 days ago

4 DAYS POST OP! 👌🏻Yesterday was a struggle emotionally for me. I have been a crying mess. For the first time in our lives, we actually have a chance at getting pregnant. Knowing my tubes were completely blocked and twisted and now they are free little birds is overwhelming. But, I’m also struggling to not be naive. After a year and a half of struggling, I know there’s a possibility that we’ll still have issues and getting pregnant still might not be an easy task. This may not be a fix all... and that’s okay. The thought of us being parents soon is a real possibility and while it is scary and exciting at the same time, this is exactly what we have been praying for. Thy will be done. 🙏🏻 . . . . . #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttctribe #fertility #infertility #infertilityawareness #oneyearofttc #1yearofttc #ttcfor1year #ttcforoneyear #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #thisisinfertility #1in8 #oneineight #unexplainedinfertility #cycle18 #femara #clomid #laparoscopy #hysteroscopy #HSG #D&C #ovariandrilling #ovariancysts #blocked tubes #ovariantorsion #babysteps #brianasbabysteps

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5 days ago

✨IVF Update✨ Last time I gave an update I told everyone that my husband and I decided to do another ER. Long story short we had some issues with insurance and Gonal not being covered to the lovely price of 6K. We were thinking about doing ER number 3 simply because of my #recurrentpregnancyloss & wanted to bank more #embryos. 💫 💫 Needless to say, we changed our plans and decided to do another #FET this month. Last week I went for baselnes, saw Wanda and started my estrogen. Today I went back for a second scan and my lining looked great, trilayer 8 mm. 💫 💫 Then I got a call from my nurse telling me that they found a lesion in my endometrial lining and that it was suggested I go get an MRI with contrast dye. Let's start there L-E-S-I-O-N.... automatically I go to cancer. WTF? 7 days ago my uterus was looking beautiful and there was not anything in there. ✨💫✨ So, the Doctor gave us two choices, either cancel this cycle and do some more testing to figure out what's going on or start meds tonight in the hopes that we can transfer next week. The caveat being the day prior to transfer the doctor would do an ultrasound and determine if there was anything visible to him. If there was not we would do the transfer the next day, if there was something visible he would do a D&C the following day. ✨💫✨ I'm feeling super duper defeated, pissed off, sad and just cranky. I'm disappointed in a lot of different things but mostly that I'm still not going to be pregnant this month. ↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔↔ #ivfsupport #infertility #ivfwarrior #fuckinfertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #ivfstrong #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #ivfsister #IVF #thisisinfertility #1in4pregnanciesendinloss #iam1in4 #1in8 #weare1in8 #ttccommunity #ttctribe #ttcjourney #ttcarainbow #ttcafterloss #angelbabymom #infertilityawareness #icarryyourhearticarryitinmine #gonebutneverforgotten

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6 days ago

💕snuggles are the best💕

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6 days ago

its been one month with our baby Bear ✨ one month of baby snuggles, one month of these big blue eyes looking back at me, and one whole month of realizing i am outnumbered by boys and despite my persistence, fart and poop jokes will forever and always have a place in this home. 💩🤷🏻‍♀️ at Charleston, South Carolina

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6 days ago

There are a multitude of symptoms associated with endometriosis, which vary from woman to woman. On Monday, I talk about various ways I cope with my endometriosis symptoms. So, make sure to check out the blog on the 18th!⠀ ⠀ Until then, read "The Truth about Endometriosis" at http://notsomommy.com/truth-about-endometriosis/ ⠀ ⠀ {Current Link in Bio is to webinar registration.}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood #EndoWarrior #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth . . . 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛⠀ ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #endosister #endosisters #weartheyellow #endendo #endotough #endostrong #endometriosis #spoonie #1in10 #endosymptoms #endofacts

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6 days ago

💲 effortless IVF® has similar success rates to traditional IVF, but is significantly more affordable - with an average savings of $7,500.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many people hesitate when it comes to fertility treatments because of the costs associated with them. We don’t want this to be you!⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make an appointment by going to effortlessivf.com and clicking on the New Patient Registration link.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can also learn more about the cost of effortless IVF® at effortlessivf.com/costs.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #success⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitydoctor⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #healthylifestyle⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitystruggles⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityhope⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivf⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysucks⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingtoconceive⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #webeatinfertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effortlessivf⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfwarrior⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfpregnancy⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfmiracle⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsupport⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #miscarriageawareness⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyaftermiscarriage⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #unexplainedinfertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #secondaryinfertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsisters⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttccommunity⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertility⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertilityus

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6 days ago

They don’t even know how much it hurts to be asked that question! You don’t know what I’m going through! I’m just bloated danm it! No baby in there, no matter how much I want one! #Repost @this.is.infertility with @get_repost ・・・ “You’re not pregnant are you?!” I’ve been asked this question 3 times recently from colleagues at work! Firstly, what a weird question...they make it sound like being pregnant is a bad thing!! Secondly, when will people realise just how inappropriate this is?! Sometimes I have the strength to be honest and say what we are going through and how upsetting that question can be but other times I don’t and to be quite honest there are just some people I don’t want to share it with! I know people’s intentions are usually good but actually other times I feel like they are just being nosey! Especially when it’s someone you wouldn’t normally speak to about personal things! How do you respond when people ask you about your pregnancy plans? #whatnottosaytoawomanttc #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ivf #ivfnhs #ivficsi #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfgothis #ivfsisters #infertility #infertilityhumour #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisisinfertility

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7 days ago

I learnt this word today. It means; producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; highly fertile. 🌱 I am going to think fecund thoughts today. 🌱 May we all be fecund! 🌱 Fecund, fecund, fecund! 🌱 Photo from New Year’s Eve 2018 at Mapua, South Island NZ. I was glad to see the back of 2018 and determined to enter 2019 in a good headspace 💚

454
8 days ago

Last night I dreamt my husband was holding our little baby...he was just the most amazing dad..so gentle and caring, so protective and proud....as I slowly woke up i realised It was a dream and I felt this incredible feeling of loss, deep sadness for something I’ve never had..I felt like I wanted to shut my eyes and go back to that perfect world...😞 . Then I turned and told my husband..he was so lovey and reassured me...it wasn’t a just a dream it was a vision and one day this will be our world. 🥰 . Infertility is hard but we are determined..every day even more so 💪 . #infertilityawareness #dreamsdocometrue #waitingforamiracle #ivfjourney #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcblogger #thisisinfertility #ivfwarrior . #ivfcommunity #lowmorphology #stayhopeful #dreamsarevisions #ttcsisters #husbandgoals #onedaysoon #spermquality #lowspermsquality

396
8 days ago

UPDATE: I’m out of surgery and home recovering. No Endometriosis was found, thank the Lord! But, he believes he found the issue to our infertility. My tubes were twisted when they should be straight. They were also blocked. This would never allow a pregnancy to happen. He was able to straighten them out and clear them as well. My ovaries were also cloudy so he cleaned them both and removed 3 cysts. Coming off of the anesthesia was the worst part but I am fine now. I’m feeling okay but I still have a long way to go. My momma and my hubby have taken such good care of me! I pray that this helps us to finally conceive our miracle. Your prayers have been heard and I appreciate them more than y’all will ever know. Thank you so much. ❤️ . . . . . #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttctribe #fertility #infertility #infertilityawareness #oneyearofttc #1yearofttc #ttcfor1year #ttcforoneyear #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #thisisinfertility #1in8 #oneineight #unexplainedinfertility #cycle18 #femara #clomid #laparoscopy #hysteroscopy #HSG #D&C #ovariandrilling #ovariancysts #blocked tubes #ovariantorsion #babysteps #brianasbabysteps

9518
8 days ago

Delicious spicy aubergine and coconut curry 🍆 I’ve been eating out a lot recently and have been so impressed with the variety of vegan meals and how tasty they are 😋 I’m not a true vegan but it’s the easiest way to avoid some of the foods I’m trying not to have and also seems to be full of some great fertility foods too! ⠀ #fertilitydiet #ivfdiet #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfnhs #ivficsi #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisisinfertility ⠀ ⠀ And here

432
8 days ago

While a bloated belly might seem like a trivial symptom to some, anyone who suffers from endo belly knows that it is far from insignificant. ⠀ ⠀ There have been times that my stomach has been so bloated that I was ridiculously uncomfortable and not quite sure how to get rid of this extremely annoying symptom...⠀ ⠀ Although my endo belly does not cause me daily pain, I am aware of my "poochy stomach" every, single day. Heck, one of the reasons I chose my wedding dress was because it was a flattering cut for a woman with endo belly.⠀ ⠀ Discover more truth about endometriosis at http://notsomommy.com/truth-about-endometriosis/ {LINK IN BIO}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood #EndometriosisAwareness #EndoWarrior #EndoBelly⠀ . . . 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #childlessbychance #lifeafterinfertility #1in10 #endosisters #spoonie #weartheyellow #endendo #endofact #endofacts

246
8 days ago

💛Yesterday we shared the first part of Amanda's story and today, we are doing something a little different - experiencing her 5th round of #IVF as she experienced it. It's not a reflection, it's real-life in the trenches, bridging the space and time treatment to treatment. It's the good, the bad, and moments of humor found in between. It's powerful, it's real and it's a reality shared by many people struggling with #infertility. Listen now through the link in our bio. 🎧💛 . . . . #endometriosis #thisisinfertility #fertility #endometriosisawareness #endo #thisisendometriosis #ivfjourney #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcjourney #endosisters

1261
8 days ago

👎 Well, unfortunately I had to stop taking the serrapeptase before knowing if it really worked. About half of the reviews on amazon said after a few weeks it made people violently ill and some even said they ended up in the hospital. I took it for about a month and it did make me feel nauseous at times but other than that, I had no side effects. Then one night I took it before bed like usual and about 4 hours later I was up violently puking about every 10-20 mins for a good 3 hours. It was awful. It was as bad as having food poisoning. I’m sad because of course I let myself get my hopes up and swore this would be the miracle that would fix me. I’m even tempted to start taking it again but the thought of getting that sick again is probably going to keep me away from it. #thisisinfertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #serrapeptase #blockedfallopiantubes

62
9 days ago

Y’all. How do I get off this damn rollercoaster? I’m literally going from angry/wanna punch something, to fighting back tears, to motivated and reminding myself I’m a bad ass. Can I just stay on the last one PLEASE? Ugh. . . . As of right now, I don’t have much to post as I don’t have much going on, fertility wise. I spoke to my Invocell nurse today and she reminded me that some of our testing has to be redone every 6 months. Soooo either we come up the the $6k to do the next transfer by July, or we have to add more to that. . . . Honestly I’d do it today if I could. No, I don’t feel like getting back to injections and those damn PIO shots. But we have a momentum going and I just want to keep it up. AND if I’m honest, if we did it today and it didn’t work, I don’t see myself feeling too much worse. Pretty rock bottom at this point. . . . Please excuse Debbie Downer over here. I’m working my way through the sad part. I’ll be at the sarcastic cynical part soon, and at least I can make myself laugh at that point. . . . Silver lining? This weekend is my husband’s birthday. We can have some drinks, watch the St. Patty’s day parade and not worry I’m missing my shot window or that I shouldn’t be drinking, blah blah blah. Looking forward to a weekend of fun and friends (and drinks) and getting my mind off it all!

347
9 days ago

Today was a tough day. I'm struggling how to think, I'm struggling how to act. All weekend I've felt ill. Every smell was knocking me sick, I felt spacey, I've struggled to go to the toilet, I've had cramps. I honest thought maybe this 0 sperm count was a fluke?! So I did a test. BFN. I feel I like I don't know how to feel, I feel like I'm empty and I'm numb and my husband feels the same. I'm sitting here crying thinking what do we do next other than wait? Wait for our appointments? How have we become the couple trying to get pregnant but can't? Why can't I snap out of this negativity? I'm struggling guys I'm really struggling. #ttc #thisisinfertility #tryingtoconceive #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #support #infertilitysupport #infertilitysucks

722
9 days ago

💰 With effortless IVF® technology, the embryo incubates inside the woman's body instead of in a lab. What does this mean? Lower costs, fewer office visits, and results comparable to traditional IVF. Learn more at effortlessivf.com.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #success⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitydoctor⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #healthylifestyle⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⠀⠀⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertility⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitystruggles⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityhope⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivf⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysucks⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingtoconceive⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #webeatinfertility⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #effortlessivf⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfwarrior⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfpregnancy⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfmiracle⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsupport⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #miscarriageawareness⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyaftermiscarriage⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #unexplainedinfertility⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #secondaryinfertility⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsisters⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttccommunity⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #invocell⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyplanning

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9 days ago

Although an estimated 176 million women worldwide suffer from endometriosis, a chronic illness which was discovered in 1860, only about 20% of the general population has heard about this disease. Even those who have heard of it often misunderstand what this illness truly involves.⠀ ⠀ Endometriosis is a complicated disease with a multitude of symptoms, which manifest differently for different women. And the treatments that work for one woman might not work for another.⠀ ⠀ Read more about what endometriosis really is, plus some of its many symptoms at http://notsomommy.com/truth-about-endometriosis/ {LINK IN BIO}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood#Endometriosis #EndoWarrior #EndoSisters #EndoTough⠀ . . . 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endometriosisawareness #endoawareness #endosupport #spoonie #childlessblog #infertilityblog #1in10 #endosymptoms #endofacts

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9 days ago

Absolutely loved reading this book! What an inspirational woman Jessica Hepburn is! She writes with such honesty and warmth, she had me laughing and crying at the same time! This book is part of the reason why I started my blog and set up this account. So thank you Jessica for teaching me to own my story and for inspiring me to share it with others 💫 🍍 ⠀ ⠀ #infertilitybooks #infertilityreading #jessicahepburn #thepursuitofmotherhood #inspirationalwoman #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcsister #ivf #ivfnhs #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisisinfertility ⠀ ⠀ And here

331
9 days ago

💛 Amanda took us along with her as she experienced her 5th #IVF cycle. But before we get there, we need to understand her past. This is a reflection about the emotional and financial costs of #infertility (and how it impacts your decisions), a quest for information, & the power of the support & resources from the #endo community. Listen to this episode before we drop part 2 through the 🔗 in our bio ⤴️ 💛 . . . . #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endo #thisisendometriosis #thisisinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivfjourney #infertility #fertility #womenshealth

833
10 days ago

Its that time of the week again...this week I’m talking about the referral process on the NHS. Starting with the initial tests you’re sent for right through to your clinic receiving your referral. I talk about it from our perspective and the many different tests and appointments we had to get us to our referral. #ivfnhs #ivficsi #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ivf #ivfgotthis #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttcblogger #ivfblogger #infertilityblogger #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisisinfertility

160
11 days ago

If you find that time is crawling by as you wait for your effortless IVF results, don't drive yourself crazy! Distract yourself with something fun, like:⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍿 Catching a movie. Get out of the house and get your mind off of things for a bit.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️️ Spending time with friends and family. Few things will distract you more than spending quality time with those you love most. Keep those you can lean on close.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍕 Treating yourself. Whether this means a new manicure or a large, cheesy pizza, (all to yourself, shhh!) take time to figure out what it is you need. Then yourself have it!⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancy⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyannouncement⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnant⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancytest⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dfw⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcaftermiscarriage⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyaftermiscarriage⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #eggretrieval⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #frozenembryotransfer⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #embryotransfer⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsisters⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttccommunity⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfwarrior⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfpregnancy⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfmiracle⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysucks⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsuccess⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #unexplainedinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingtoconceive⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #webeatinfertility

481
12 days ago

💕💪🏼Happy International Women’s Day💪🏼💕 Speak your truth, you can change the world💕

562
12 days ago

The only baby I got this month was the one I found while stuffing my face with King Cake because it’s CD 1. 🙄 we’ve officially reached the 1.5 year mark of TTC. Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, HSG, and Ovarian Drilling in four days! Let’s do this! . . . . . #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttctribe #fertility #infertility #infertilityawareness #oneyearofttc #1yearofttc #ttcfor1year #ttcforoneyear #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #thisisinfertility #1in8 #oneineight #unexplainedinfertility #cycle18 #femara #clomid #laparoscopy #hysteroscopy #HSG #ovariandrilling #babysteps #brianasbabysteps

408
12 days ago

March in Endometriosis Awareness Month. So, throughout this month, I will share facts about this chronic illness which affects #1in10 women.⠀ ⠀ Recently, as that all-too-familiar back ache returned and my sciatic nerve felt like it was on fire, I wondered if I did anything to cause this disease. But the truth is that I did NOT do anything wrong!⠀ ⠀ Endometriosis canNOT be prevented! ⠀ ⠀ And unfortunately, it can't be cured, either. (Although I'm still hoping one is found...)⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #EndoWarrior #EndoSister #EndEndo⠀ . . . 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #thisisinfertility #redefiningmomhood #endocommunity #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #chronicpainwarrior #youdontlooksick #chronicillnesswarrior #endometriosis #chronicillnesslife #yellowforendo #endometriosisawareness

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12 days ago

To THE STRONGEST women I know.💛 . тσ∂αу, ι ωαит уσυ тσ яємιи∂ уσυяѕєℓf σf αℓℓ тнαт уσυ αяє, ιиѕтєα∂ σf αℓℓ тнαт уσυ αяє иσт. . Her soul is FIERCE Her heart is BRAVE Her mind is POWERFUL #internationalwomensday at Phoenix, Arizona

4027
13 days ago

I don’t post very often on here now, mainly because I know how hard it can be. But then I remember that one day... my baby will want to see how she got here; and my how much she has grown! I feel incredibly lucky and blessed, she is such a good baby! Her smile lights up the room. Don’t ever give up. We do nearly did. We did this FET as a ‘well let’s just get it out of the way’... I couldn’t of imagined how much I love being a mum. I love every dirty nappy, cheeky smile, god awful baby group and sick in my hair. But I wouldn’t mind washing my hair/doing my face/not have my body wobble as I sneeze. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . #ivfsuccess #ivfbaby #ivf #fet #ivfwithicsi #icsi #carefertility #baby #babygirl #onemonth #twomonth #icsisuccess #fetone #thisisinfertility

11017
13 days ago

When I started Not So Mommy..., my hope was to reach the right people, to help them feel not so alone on this complex journey. So, I try not to measure "success" by number of followers. ⠀ ⠀ That being said, I feel that reaching 1,000+ followers on Instagram is a big deal. ⠀ ⠀ Because 1,000+ followers means I have the potential to reach more people, to help them feel love, support, and encouragement as they navigate the infertility and childless not by choice journeys. ⠀ ⠀ Because 1,000+ followers means more potential to educate and advocate. ⠀ ⠀ Because 1,000+ followers means more opportunities to break stigmas and taboos, allowing fellow warriors a safe place to share.⠀ ⠀ So, THANK YOU, fabulous ones for following me here at Not So Mommy... Truly, your support means more than I can put into words. You have helped me find strength and purpose in this journey. For that, I am eternally grateful.⠀ ⠀ So many hugs...⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #RedefiningMomhood⠀ . . . ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #childlessbychance #childlessbycircumstance #involuntarychildless #involuntarilychildless #childlesssupport #childlessblog #lifeafterinfertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #infertilityblog #miscarriagesupport #iuicommunity #ivfcommunity #infertilelife #childlessandsurviving #childlessandhappy #disenfranchisedgrief #healing #movingforward #planblife #ichoosejoy

7922
13 days ago

So, our referral letter arrived at our clinic today BUT without our CCG funding letter!! We thought they had the funding in hand but they have now said they haven’t got a funding letter for us as they didn’t think they needed one!!! So my question is...does anyone have any idea how long it takes the CCG to get this letter done? And can my GP contact the CCG for this or not? ⠀ ⠀ #morewaiting #ivfwaitinggame #ivfnhs #ivficsi #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ttc #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcsister #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #infertility #thisisinfertility

165
13 days ago

One thing that ties both preconception and postpartum wellness together, it's movement with flow.... 🧘🏻‍♂️ Many would think yoga, pilates, which is all great…because hey! I'm a yogi myself. What I'm talking about is micro-movement and motion that is lessened (or even too much motion leading to less for the surrounding areas))) ✨ That simplicity is the new script I want to help you write in your story, whether you're in the #postpartum stage of life or the #fertility #preconception stage. Let me ask you something: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GAIN? What if you actually decided to write your success story??! 👇🏼 If you’re looking for your success story, with the end to the rabbit hole of things to do to get there, I’d love to invite you to ‘Holistic Fertility & Motherhood’ ❤️ It’s the LAST day of our promotional period, so our bonus expire at midnight (including a $197 workshop just for joining today!) - I’d love to see you there... 📲 Remember, friend, another person’s success can be your success as long as you are all in to start that first step for yourself... 🌧 Don’t let the rain cloud your view of the rainbow just on the other side... 🌈 Love & support.

314
14 days ago

Well.. I knew a breakdown was eminent. So tired.. so over the wait. What triggered this? ...I was looking at forums and reading how many people had success after one round of #letrozole , and boom.. tears. That is so wonderful for those women. 💗 Earlier today I asked a pharmacist if I will experience hair loss while on letrozole. Normally I wouldn't care but I have been growing my hair out for four years to donate it - to #wigsforkids . It has been five years since my last donation and I am trying to go even longer this time. Last time it was 16" 😂 ...but yes. He basically said not to brush my hair or run my fingers through it and wished me luck. Ugh. This has been a very rough week or so. Saline ultrasound is scheduled for Friday morning and hopefully that gives us answers why my lining is thick and why I have pain. Ugh. #thisisinfertility - - - - - - - - #iui #infertilty #letrozole #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #roundfive #fci #iui5 #infertilityjourney

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14 days ago

Is it obvious that I'm obsessed with @morganharpernichols ?? Her posts make me feel so validated and hopeful. Almost like someone has reached into my head/heart and given voice to both my self-doubt & the positivity I want to embody. A voice with so much beauty and clarity. I started following her almost immediately after creating this TTC account as so many of her posts resonated deeply with me as I moved through infertility. Then she announced her pregnancy a few months ago and suddenly my newsfeed (which I had carefully kept "safe" by only having my fellow ttc sisters who respect a 'sensitive post' warning 💓) put someone's pregnancy joy in my face. I hate that I felt almost betrayed by this because her work meant so much to me..but I did. This is all hard to admit. Thankfully I'm in a much better place now than I was then so I happily devour her posts again ♡ #thisisinfertility

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14 days ago

Just a little flashback to #waveoflight Thinking about our little embaby. Wondering how we’re going to get the money to do the other transfer. Will it work? Will we have to do this all again? Just like that, everything’s all up in the air again. *sigh*

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14 days ago

You know that feeling when you’re so overwhelmed? It makes you sick in the stomach??? 🤢 I remember when I was 8-10 years old, I always had stomach aches and no one could figure out why. I went through so many tests, seen so many doctors. No one could had the answer. #truestory Everyone said it was “normal”, but I knew deep down there was something no one could see... 🧐 That’s kind of how my clients feel when they come to me::: ✅Normal blood tests ✅Healthy eating ⚠️But still no success 👇🏼 If this is you, put down your phone and take a breath. 3 of them actually (all from the belly #diaphragmaticbreathing ))) 👄 Because you deserve to better than to be lost in the rabbit hole of “what to eat”, “not eat”, “what to take” and still be lost in the same result…nothing to show for. 0️⃣ You might already know what’s in store this month when you Tap over to ‘Holistic Fertility & Motherhood’…but did you hear about the $197 ‘Prepping for your Pregnancy’ training you’ll get for FREE?! 🎦 When you sign up to be on the waiting list by midnight March 7th, you’ll get access to the workshop immediately!!! 🆗 You’ll learn exactly the foundational things you should have to get that baby now!!! 👶🏻 This *brand new* bonus is yours for free when you sign up by tomorrow (love my #earlyadopter crew!) Are you ALL IN?! {link in bio}

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14 days ago

I adore being a Dog Mom. Valentine and Prancer helped me through our infertility battle. And Maddie has helped me accept our childless not by choice journey. She has helped me with #RedefiningMomhood⠀ ⠀ Through my blog, I've connected with so many fur mamas. It's been wonderful to talk with others who truly "get it." The "me too" moments are validating!⠀ ⠀ So, feel free to share pics of your fur babies, tell adorable stories, and fully embrace your fur mama (or fur daddy) role!⠀ ⠀ Read more about my #DogMomLife at http://notsomommy.com/category/dog-mom/ {LINK IN BIO - Find "Dog Mom" under Blog}⠀ ⠀ #ChildlessNotByChoice #ThisIsInfertility #DogMomProud⠀ . . . ⠀ #notsomommy #notsomommyblogs #dogmomblog #prouddogmom #dogmom #furmama #childlessbychance #childlessbycircumstance #childlesssupport #childlessawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #infertilelife #flipthescript #healing #movingforward #planblife #ichoosejoy

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14 days ago

🐶💕Morning playtime with the kiddos💕🐶 (the sound you hear is Charlie’s huge tail hitting the blinds🤣🤦‍♀️)

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14 days ago

One of the things I hated most on my journey was being told how to feel. Once I made the decision to live Childfree, I thought the comments would end, but I was wrong. I am still told how to feel and to not give up hope....here is my response to them •I CHOSE to not give up on myself & my marriage •I CHOSE to see the positives of a Childfree life. •I CHOSE to stop worrying about every possible physical symptom each month. •I CHOSE to see the blessings in a Childfree life. •I CHOSE to hope in myself and in my future. •I CHOSE to finally be HAPPY 💕 No one should ever tell you how to feel or choose your feelings for you. I chose my feelings and my response to infertility, YOU get to choose too💕💕💕 #Repost @missconceptioncoach with @get_repost ・・・ How about we stop telling women how to feel and instead let them feel what they need to without guilt. How about we step up and instead sit in their pain with them. How courageous and compassionate an act that would be. How healing to tether someone with love instead of shame, when they need it most. 💕 The last thing women with infertility need is more guilt! 🙅🏼‍♀️

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15 days ago

ᴡᴏʀʀʏ- ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴡᴇᴀᴋᴇsᴛ ᴀʀᴇᴀs. . I have to tell you that with my husband’s deployment coming to an end here soon, all I do is think about what will happen next for us. We will have had a year of taking a mental & physical break, & oh boy was it sure needed. Without allowing myself to overthink the future, I instantly am so excited to start ‘round 2’ of baby making. But, if I allow my mind to wander the thought of it for too long, it somehow takes me back to the single pink lines, the doctor visitis, the bloodwork, the hormones, the temping, the tracking, the heartache.. and before I know it- our past is haunting me. I become fearful of infertility swallowing us back up in its vicious cycle- worrying that there is another cloud of darkness looming ahead. . I want so badly to just let go, and fully believe the words that I speak; God is faithful, He will not forsake me, He has a plan. Yet, here I sit.. already trying to control the days that are waiting for me- thinking that if my hand is on the situation, that I can somehow guide it to where I want it to go. Silly right? So WHYYYYY. Why do we do this to ourselves? I find that as humans, there is truly no easy way for us to relinquish our control & the only way to see progress with this is continuing to pray and ask God to help us in this area of our life. Admitting to Him that we fall short in our trust when clinging on so tightly, & desperately asking Him to give us the courage to release our grip, laying all burdens & worry at His feet. He’s got this, remember?❤️ at Glendale, Arizona

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15 days ago

The clock is ticking! ⏰There’s just 48 more hours left to register for a space for a FREE 1-on-1 discovery call before the offer ends on Thursday midnight. This is your chance to *finally* learn everything you’ve been dying to know with me as your guide along with being on the list as a beta member for our upcoming project! If you have questions or comments, please leave them here as I’m ready to help and answer! . . . . . #tryingtoconcieve #fertilitycommunity #fertilityblogger #fertilityhealth #ttctribe #fertilityjourney #infertilityhurts #naturalfertility #fertilitycare #fertilitysupport #fertilitywarrior #infertilityblogger #unexplainedinfertility #fertility #ttcsupport #fertilityplan #ttcaftermiscarriage #fertilityawareness #ttcjourney #infertilityhope #infertilitycommunity #futuremum #ttccommunity #thisisinfertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #ttcsisters

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15 days ago

Endometriosis doesn't have to spell the end of your dreams of having a biological family. In fact, more than half of women with endometriosis will get pregnant without any trouble.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Endometriosis Awareness Month, we want you to know that there is hope. effortless IVF® is an option for those struggling with endometriosis. If you’re interested, or have any questions, visit effortlessivf.com.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endometriosis⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endometriosisawareness⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endometriosiswarrior⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #endometriosisawarenessmonth⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #miscarriageawareness⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfpregnancy⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carefertilityus⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thisisinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyafterloss⁣⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dfw⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcaftermiscarriage⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pregnancyaftermiscarriage⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfmiracle⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitydoctor⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitysupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitycenter⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamily⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dallasfamilies⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsuccess⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ttcsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfsupport⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #unexplainedinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingtoconceive⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilityjourney⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #webeatinfertility⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilitywarrior⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertilityhope

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15 days ago

💕Cozy corners are my fav💕

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16 days ago

“You’re not pregnant are you?!” I’ve been asked this question 3 times recently from colleagues at work! Firstly, what a weird question...they make it sound like being pregnant is a bad thing!! Secondly, when will people realise just how inappropriate this is?! Sometimes I have the strength to be honest and say what we are going through and how upsetting that question can be but other times I don’t and to be quite honest there are just some people I don’t want to share it with! I know people’s intentions are usually good but actually other times I feel like they are just being nosey! Especially when it’s someone you wouldn’t normally speak to about personal things! How do you respond when people ask you about your pregnancy plans? #whatnottosaytoawomanttc #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ivf #ivfnhs #ivficsi #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfgothis #ivfsisters #infertility #infertilityhumour #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisisinfertility

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