Ttcafterloss Photos & Videos

1 hour ago

Sitting here trying to symptom check again. Seeing my temperature drop even a little bit has me all sorts of nervous. I’ve been looking for things that can naturally help me boost progesterone (aside from decreasing stress because let’s face it - definitely not happening this week!) just in case. When I started this journey I didn’t realize just how much went into it. And to think some of your mamas have been at this for who knows how long. ❤️ I continue to do my magic 8 ball ritual every time I pass the toy section at Walmart. Last night was the first time that all the ones I shook had a yes answer (not even a “reply hazy try again”). Silly, but maybe that’s another good sign to hold me over. Three more days 😩 #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcinyour30s #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #mamatoanangel

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3 hours ago

Every time National Infertility Awareness Week creeps around, it kicks me in the gut. ⠀ ⠀ And this year I'm trying to process through WHY it reduces me to tears and causes an emotional internal struggle for days. 🤦🏼‍♀️⠀ ⠀ And this is why... it's a community of women that struggle with infertility (you are my people 👊🏼) but sometimes it’s proudly stated as an IDENTITY. ⠀ ⠀ My husband and I have struggled with delayed fertility for over 5 years, but that’s not WHO I AM. Friends, we are so much more than a diagnosis. We are a community of brave, strong, hopeful, fearless and GRATEFUL women. ⠀ ⠀ Join our #iamfruitful campaign by taking a photo with an “I am” statement, share more of your story and post to Social Media (tag us @i.am.fruitful and #iamfruitful!) ⠀ ⠀ #NIAW2019 #niaw #bekindalways #1in8 #1in4 #delayedfertility #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #infertility #infertilityjourney #secondaryinfertility #infertilitycommunity #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcafterloss at Southlake, Texas

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4 hours ago

Cycle day 1 was yesterday. I called the clinic and left a message but they are closed for the bank holiday weekend. When they reopen on Tuesday, it will be cycle day 5. Will this be too late to start stims? Will we miss this cycle completely? Help. #ivf #ivfjourney #ivf2019 #ivfprep #ivfreferral #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #waiting #ivfsucks #infertilitysucks #infertility #fertility #fertilitystruggles #fertilityjourney #ivfbankholiday #ivfhelp #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttccommunitysupport #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage

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6 hours ago

Let's all take a deep breath and relax ours shoulders. It's Easter weekend and it's time to soak up the loving family and friends vibe. Forgot our worries and our woes. If at all possible! The weather is absolutely gorgeous here in the UK. Hotter than the Med they say! So take a walk in the park or country side and heal those hormones. Happy Easter everyone. Take it easy. #tonicfertility #rainbowbaby #eatthrrainbow #positiveenergy #plantbaseddiet #sorrynotsorry #justsaying #veganfoods #foodpornshare #nontoxicliving #healthyrecipes #baby #infertility #ttcafterloss #bfn #holistichealing #hormoneimbalance #unexplainedinfertility #ttc #happyeaster🐰

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15 hours ago

Tell me this isn't the most beautiful sight you've ever seen! 😍 🌈 Miscarriages have grown a rainbow obsession in my heart and soul and when I saw it on my way home, my eyes teared up and stomach got all fluttery. I had to share with my beautiful TTC family who would appreciate it as much as I did. • • ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 • • #ttc #ttcbaby2 #ttcbabynumbertwo #ttctribe #ttcafterloss #ttccommunity #ttcwithpcos #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcmiraclebaby #ttcmiracle #threedayslate #babydust #fingerscrossed #bfp #pregnancytest #positivethinking #positivepregnancytest #praying #hopingforagirl #ttcbabygirl #ttcgirl #nausea #morningsickness #pregnancyupdate #roughpregnancy #stickbabystick #babydust #rainbow #jellybean #bean #9weeks5days

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15 hours ago

1 M O N T H since we made everything officially official + forever and ever with this little bean of ours. I still can’t believe it. I still can’t believe we have this boy. It feels like a dream every single day when we wake up, and there he is! Wyatt is just pure joy and light. He is our sunshine in every way. We feel so blessed to be his parents, and so grateful his amazing birth mama picked us for him. #thisisstillagoodlife #wyattkincaid #adoptionislove #borninmyheart #infertilityhope #lifeafterloss #lovemadethisfamily #rainbowbaby . . . . . #adopted #adoption #family #foreverfamily #familiesareforever #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitycommunity #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcjourney

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15 hours ago

Yay! I got my Sneak Peek test in the mail yesterday and took it this morning. I only washed my hands five times 😂 (can't tell now since we dyed Easter eggs afterwards lol) It was mailed off this morning so we shall see what my results are soon! 😍 Fingers crossed for a girl. But again any healthy bean is a bean for me! #ttc #ttcbaby2 #ttcbabynumbertwo #ttctribe #ttcafterloss #ttccommunity #ttcwithpcos #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcmiraclebaby #ttcmiracle #threedayslate #babydust #fingerscrossed #bfp #pregnancytest #positivethinking #positivepregnancytest #praying #hopingforagirl #ttcbabygirl #ttcgirl #nausea #morningsickness #pregnancyupdate #roughpregnancy #stickbabystick #babydust #sneakpeek #jellybean #bean #9weeks5days

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16 hours ago

Despite what my shirt says, today was NOT incredible. After learning about Nan’s diagnosis yesterday, I got a call from my mom his morning on my way to work. Nan fell this morning and broke her hip. She had surgery this afternoon and did really well according to the surgeon, so I’m glad that went well at least. But today was super stressful at work too. And I am so afraid that if I am pregnant, that the stress will ruin everything again. Also saw one way to naturally boost progesterone is to decrease stress 🙃 Well fuck me, right? #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcinyour30s #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #mamatoanangel

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18 hours ago

And suddenly I have a son 😭❤️ WE ARE HAVING A BABY BOY 🥰 So so happy. I cried proper sobs when she confirmed it, my partner was absolutely dying for the father-son bond and I am just unbelievably grateful we get to have one of each. Baby boy you are already worth everything to us. You are our rainbow after the storm. Worth every sleepless night, every sick bucket and ache and pain. Your Angel Big Brother knew how much we needed you down here with us and I promise your big sister will behave better when you get here 😂 #bigsister #littlebrother #babysibling #rainbowbaby #ttc #15+4 #genderreveal #babyscan #ttcafterloss #iam1in4

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18 hours ago

When your husband moves the tv next to the tub because you’ve been in a funk. Sooo you relax with a blackberry mojito, orange blossom candle, a bubble bath, and madam secretary. 💆🏼‍♀️🧖🏼‍♀️🛁🍸 . . . #mymessyhopewordpress #mymessyhopeblog . . . #bubblebath #mojito #selfcare #iuicycle . . . #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilityandfaith . . #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagemomma . . #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttctribe #ttcafterloss #ttcover30 #ttcrainbowbaby . . #1in4 #1in8 . .

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20 hours ago

My mom and I are going to a gallery tonight hosted by a clairvoyant medium. We've seen her before and I've had a private reading. She's brought through loved ones that have passed including our angels. I hoping to find some peace. We've had another loss since the last time I've seen her, plus the passing of our dog last week. And this weekend would have been the estimated due date of our first angel. I feel like I'm drowning due to the constant bad news and heartbeak. When will the dark clouds lift? #PeaceAfterTheStorm #TTCAfterLoss #Clairvoyant #Medium #1in4 #EctopicPregnancy #RecurrentLoss #Infertility

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20 hours ago

Can anyone else relate? 👋 Isn't it sad that in the world of infertility there is actually a diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" -- like how does that even work? I honestly used to think that when you were diagnosed with something, you got answers, treatment and then you recovered. The more I get into this journey the more I realize that infertility kind-of works backwards. This has me thinking, what's a misconception that you had about ttc, infertility or pregnancy loss before experiencing what you've experienced? ⛈ Today in NC it's storming and supposedly the storm will be severe and there could be tornadoes, fingers crossed it's not as severe as they say. We are tucked in at home with our pups. I'm currently rewatching One Tree Hill from the beginning. Ya'll know me, always watching something that I've already seen 🤣

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21 hours ago

It's Fertility Friday and today @bumps2baby is sharing some wisdom on how making smart, simple additions to your diet can improve your fertility! * As a functional medicine dietitian, I firmly believe in a food-as-medicine, food-first approach. And it doesn't have to be complicated! In fact...the simpler you make it, the better! Foods in their naked form provide everything we need for nourishment and good health! * So mosey on over to Liz's post at @bumps2baby and find out what steps you can take RIGHT NOW, TODAY to improve optimize your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy! And pop by and say hello to @kendratolbertrd and @laurenmanaker_rdn for even more fertility nutrition wisdom! * What do you think? How has changing your diet impacted YOUR health & fertility? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 at Avocado Grove Nutrition & Wellness

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21 hours ago

Happy Friday my loves!! It’s been a great week! I finally 10K followers So I will take a moment to reintroduce myself. I’m a Reproductive Endocrinologist and I fertility specialist, in short a fertility doctor. I practice in Illinois and travel between offices. Not only do I help patients built families, but I have also been a fertility patient myself. It’s been amazing sharing my journey with you guys, and am so glad I did! In my path to becoming a doctor, I also modeled. I love and I mean love shopping, makeup and family! I’m a true Aries, and therefore am extra passionate about everything I do... I absolutely love what I do.... and live by do what you love, and love what you do... and it doesn’t feel like work. . . . . #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcpcos #ttctribe #ttcafterloss #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilidade #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters #fertility #fertilitydiet #instagram #doctor #chicago #teamvios at Chicago metropolitan area

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22 hours ago

Happy easter weekend! Had my day 5 ultrasound today before starting clomid tonight and there are 10 follicles! Doubled since last month. Don’t let those AMH numbers depress you. I am feeling super fertile and hopeful :) Now grow beautifully little eggs grow!! #itstartswiththeegg #fertilitydiet #fertilityjourney #fertilitytreatment #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #fertility #ttc #momblogger #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilityblogger #rainbowbaby🌈 #hope #mindfulness #mindbodyconnection

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22 hours ago

:::LOVE:::. . . . Over the last 24 hours I have met friends, old and new, for dessert, coffee, lunch and dinner. As I sat with these souls I felt so very loved. So very seen. . . . During the dark days it can feel as if the world is against you: Against what you know to be true. Against what you know to be right. . . . But then you step in to your inner circle. The people who really know you. The people who show up with those slivers of light. Those people who hold you—ALL of you. . . . And they listen. And they love. And they gently push you forward; where it’s easier to see the light. . . . For any of you who might be feeling the weight of life and loss, I encourage you to connect with your people. For each unsupportive comment you hear—find the people who offer you ten comments of support. Theses are your people. Love them hard. And let them love on you. . . . #pregnancylosssupport #infantloss #babyloss #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagesurvivor #pregnantafterloss #rainbowpregnancy #pregnantafterinfertility #ttcaftermiscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #recurrentmiscarriage #recurrentpregnancyloss #babylosssupport #ttcafterectopic #childlessnotbychoice #ttcafterloss #griefjourney #angelmom #pregnancylosssupportyyc #stillbirth #ectopicpregnancy #yycmom #pregnancylosssupportyyc #yycnonprofit #ectopicpregnancy #stillbornbutstillborn #failedivf #secondaryinfertility #miscarriage

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22 hours ago

:::LOVE:::. . . . Over the last 24 hours I have met friends, old and new, for dessert, coffee, lunch and dinner. As I sat with these souls I felt so very loved. So very seen. . . . During the dark days it can feel as if the world is against you: Against what you know to be true. Against what you know to be right. . . . But then you step in to your inner circle. The people who really know you. The people who show up with those slivers of light. Those people who hold you—ALL of you. . . . And they listen. And they love. And they gently push you forward; where it’s easier to see the light. . . . For any of you who might be feeling the weight of life and loss, I encourage you to connect with your people. For each unsupportive comment you hear—find the people who offer you ten comments of support. These are your people. Love them hard. And let them love on you. . . . #pregnancylosssupport #infantloss #babyloss #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagesurvivor #pregnantafterloss #rainbowpregnancy #pregnantafterinfertility #ttcaftermiscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #recurrentmiscarriage #recurrentpregnancyloss #babylosssupport #ttcafterectopic #childlessnotbychoice #ttcafterloss #griefjourney #angelmom #pregnancylosssupportyyc #stillbirth #ectopicpregnancy #yycmom #pregnancylosssupportyyc #yycnonprofit #ectopicpregnancy #stillbornbutstillborn #failedivf #secondaryinfertility #miscarriage

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23 hours ago

I explain why some things that work so well for others when TTC do nothing for you in today’s blog at FertilityEggspurt.com.

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23 hours ago

#SWIPE I was making eggs yesterday for lunch and the yolk busted. Is it just me or does it kind of look like a human embryo?? Hopefully it's a sign!! 💛💛 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ #ttc #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcjourney #tryingforababy #tryingtoconceive #babynumber2 #babydust #endometriosis #pcos #ttcwithpcos #ttcwarrior #ttcishard #ttcafterloss #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttcwithendo #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #prayingforamiracle #2ww #twoweekwait #2weekwait #twolines #prayingfor2lines

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23 hours ago

These boys are 7 weeks old and thriving. We love seeing their little personalities grow. Oliver is our funny temperamental child, and Sebastian is our calm and collected child, but when hungry and has a dirty diaper you better watch out. You boys keep us on our toes! #iui #iuijourney #ttc #ttcafterloss #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #twomomsquad #twomoms #twins #twinboys #twinpregnancy #twinbabies #twinmoms #fraternaltwins #lesbiansttc #iuisuccess #pregnancyjourney #fertilityjourney #fertility #bumpdate # #multiplepregnancy #iui3 #twomomsquad #lesbianfamily #deliverydate #nicu #nicubabies #babyspam #lgbtfamily

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1 day ago

Saw this while driving home from our appointment with our reproductive immunologist yesterday. A sign? Is the stork finally coming for us? 😂 We made a choice on what direction to go. Tentatively we are planning to try and transfer one of our remaining PGS embryos on May 3rd. (So long as blood work doesnt come back terrible). I'm nervous and honestly trying to just keep emotionally detached at this point. I dont want to get too invested in the outcome. Part of the reason I was so torn about doing another transfer is that I feel very conflicted about transferring a Male embryo (all 3 of our remaining pgs normals are male) after losing our set of identical twin boys in December. Part of me worries itll feel too much like "replacing" them (although I mostly realize this is irrational). I LOVE being a boy mom and Scott and I both would adore having another little man. But theres a lot of mixed emotion. After our failed 2nd retrieval I'd like to avoid more surgery if possible. And if this little boy sticks, we can be done with this roller coaster for a while. #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #fet #fetprep #frozenembryotransfer #invitrofertilization #miscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ivfwarriors #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #secondaryinfertility #malefactorinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsupport #recurrentloss #rainbow #rainbowbaby #reproductiveimmunology

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1 day ago

In celebration of spring and as part of @bigfatnegative's #fuckinfertilityfriday I'm sharing this picture of my gorgeous girl Mila enjoying the spring sunshine. We're riding a see-saw together, which is a little too small for me but great for doing squats! 😉 💛 By rights, I shouldn't be enjoying this special time with my girl as, thanks to early menopause and infertility, I shouldn't have been able to have any children at all. 💛 So today I want to celebrate the gift that an amazing woman gave me that, with the help of wonderful science, allowed me to create this incredible human being that makes me laugh, smile and my heart burst with love every single day. My first #rainbowbaby who is also sporting her rainbow dress 🌈 💛 Yes, we did it and I can well and truly say - #fuckinfertility this Friday!! 💛 Sending love to everyone over this bank holiday - enjoy the sunshine! 💛

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1 day ago

Funny but also true...😒 . Anyone else relate?

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1 day ago

We are now the proud parents of 6 fertilized eggs 🥚 ❤️🙏🏻🌈 I had 9 mature and 6 fertilize with ICSI. Praying we don’t lose a ton over the next 5-6 days! Won’t hear anything til Tuesday or the latest Wednesday next week. I’ll be honest in saying I was hoping for a few more but feel super blessed to have what we got. God knows how this story will play out and I am putting my faith and trust in His plans!

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1 day ago

I’m participating in @journey.2.baby “Infertility is...” challenge for National Infertility Awareness Week! . So infertility, to me, is PERSEVERANCE - when you need a reminder to keep going and keep fighting despite all the obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. . Want to participate? Read below: . Here’s 🆃🅷🅴 🅲🅷🅰🅻🅻🅴🅽🅴🅶🅴: what is Infertility to you? .. “ɪɴғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ɪs _____” complete this sentence with a word or a short phrase. Raise your hand proudly and display your answer. OR Find creative ways to share: Write it on your palm, a letter board, or simply type it out - even a short video clip of you finishing the sentence. . . ▪️Post it and tag @journey.2.baby so she can repost all of them in a compilation video for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). ▪️ Challenge your friends too! I challenge @praying4babyando @thefenskesfrostiediary @some_assembly_required__ . ▪️Use the tag #handsupforinfertility in your post.

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1 day ago

Today is Good Friday; the day we celebrate with the most awestruck gratitude Jesus Christ's Crucifixion. He bore the guilt and shame of the world, choosing to be sacrificed so that every one of us may have life eternal. ⠀ ⠀ "We despised him and rejected him;⠀ he endured suffering and pain.⠀ No one would even look at him—⠀ we ignored him as if he were nothing.⠀ “But he endured the suffering that should have been ours,⠀ the pain that we should have borne.⠀ All the while we thought that his suffering⠀ was punishment sent by God.⠀ But because of our sins he was wounded,⠀ beaten because of the evil we did.⠀ We are healed by the punishment he suffered,⠀ made whole by the blows he received."⠀ Isaiah 53:3-5⠀ 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌⠀ #Iamfruitful #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttcafterloss #ttcsupport #infertility #infertilityjourney #secondaryinfertility #infertilitycommunity #futuremom #godisfaithful #christfollower #growingfamily #pregnancy #pregnancyjourney #walkbyfaith #notbysight #faith #faithoverfear #faithquotes #inhispresence #childofgod #identityinhim #GoodFriday #EasterSunday #NIAW #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek

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1 day ago

As promised, a Friday morning blog has been posted! I had planned to dive in to details of my pregnancy loss journey this week, but with the turn of events that have recently occurred, I think I’ll hold off on that until next week when I’m a little more healed and a lot less loopy. 😉⠀ ⠀ For now, enjoy this post which focuses on the power of meditation for healing. Link in the bio! — Never in my wildest dreams did I think taking some time to meditate for self-care each week (starting last year!) would help guide me in to such a place of healing, relaxation and gratitude. If you have any questions regarding which apps I use to meditate, feel free to reach out! I have tagged them in the photo above, but will link them right here, as well: @aaptiv and @journeymeditation. My favorite meditation instructors are @ceasarfbarajas & @turninglossintomeaning ! ⠀ Do you meditate? If not, what’s your favorite way to decompress or heal your body and mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. #ectopicpregnancy #reallifestory #movingmountainsaftermiscarriage at Ohio

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1 day ago

Opened the wrong app this morning...if we still had BR, this is how big they’d be right now. 😕 Today is going to be weird. I woke up at least four times last night...finally gave up around 4:45 and just laid in bed messing with my phone. My bbt was 98.19, so I’m really hoping for better news than yesterday. I’m so mad that I caved and tested yesterday after all, but once I got off the phone with mom about Nan...I just needed to see. It was more of a stress response I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️ #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcinyour30s #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #mamatoanangel

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1 day ago

It's Fertility Fest at the Barbican this month and there is going to be a day dedicated to those of us who are involuntarily childless on 27th April. You might be wondering if it's going to be overwhelming.⠀ ⠀ It's really a great experience. You will probably cry a bit, but I can reassure you that you'll have lots of support and there is lots of laughter. I left feeling far less alone.⠀ ⠀ So if you're debating, pop in for just a few minutes if you like. You can drop me a message if you need a friend, or look out for me at the event and say hello. I'm going to be in the quiet rooms with the amazing Lesley Pyne providing support. ⠀ ⠀ #FertilityFest #letstalkfertility #worldchildlessweek #childlessbycircumstance #itsgoodtotalk #breakthesilence #everystorymatters #ttc #ttcfamily #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #ivfstrongertogether #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivfsupport

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1 day ago

Is it just me that keeps living parallel lives in my head where we'd have a one year old now if our first pregnancy was successful, or that our lovely twins, Max and Nel, would be coming up for six months old if they'd survived NICU, or if we'd gone to full term they would be three months old now? It's torture but I can't help it and I can't stop! Life is so unfair and I'm fed up of its cruel twists and turns . #thebevs #twinloss #babyloss #prematurebabyloss #saytheirnames #nelandmax #maxandnel #maxarthur #nelmartha #lifeafterloss #lifeafterbabyloss #livingafterloss #ttcafterloss #daretodream #arthurandmartha #raintorainbows #ttccommunity #bereavedparents #bereavedmother #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcarainbow #ttcarainbowbaby #stillamother #stillamama #grievingmother #grievingmama #myangelsmademeamana #mytwinangelsmademeamama #proudtobeanangelmama🌈 ​

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1 day ago

I remember chatting to @fertilityfest co-founder Gabby at the end of last year's festival about how excited we were for 2019. We also wondered how I might be involved and joked about me maybe being pregnant or having had a baby! I genuinely can't believe that one year on after our 4th round of #IVF I'm 7 months pregnant and on the line up for the Parenting After IVF lunch! Literally a dream come true ❤ It's going to be a great session and there are still a few tickets available - plus they're free so why not book yourself one today before they sell out! It's next Friday, 26th April, so just a week to go. I also have to say how proud I am that #MoretoLife is back on the Saturday after our pioneering event last year. It doesn't really feel right for me to go along to that this year because I want it to be as safe a place as possible for those attending but that does mean I'm sad not to be catching up with many of those who will be there who I like very much to think of as friends. If you are thinking of going along to that I definitely recommend it. If it's anything like last year - and like all of the incredible sessions @fertilityfest - there will be some tears but much laughter too. Whatever stage you are at it's just an incredible experience to be with and hear from people who understand. If you have any questions or nervousness about attending the festival please feel free to comment below or DM me, I'm happy to help wherever I can. Also let me know if you're coming along! Really hope to see lots of you next week xxx #fertility #fertilitytreatment #ivf #icsi #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #miscarriagesurvivor #pregnancyafterloss #miscarriage #EveryStoryMatters #parentingafterivf #ivfpregnancy #childlessnotbychoice #barbican #pregnant #fertilityfest at Barbican Centre

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1 day ago

It's Good Friday and traditionally the time when hot cross buns are eaten.⁣ ⁣ Did you know that originally the buns were probably made in honour of the pagan fertility/moon goddess Eostre?⁣ ⁣ It is thought that the cross represented the four phases of the moon and the addition of fruit, eggs and honey symbolised fertility and plenty.⁣ ⁣ And there is extra magic in the air as tonight sees the April Full Moon which, in some traditions, is called the Egg Moon!⁣ ⁣ Hope that you are feeling all the positive vibes and wishing Easter/Eostre/Full Moon blessings to you!⁣ ⁣ #hotcrossbuns #Easter #Eostre #fullmoon #eggmoon #pinkmoon #fertilityrituals #fertilitygoddess #fertility #fertility food #fertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #infertility #ttc #ttcover30 #ivf #ivf2019 #icsi #iui #pcos #endometriosis #rainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #ivfstrongertogether

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1 day ago

Bursting forth. Be patient. Be believing. Allow the process to unfold.

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2 days ago

So 👏🏻 much 👏🏻 this 👏🏻 • • • • • 📷: @superhealthykids

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2 days ago

D&C in the morning. In a weird way, I'm very curious to see what it is that's in my uterus. I've never had issues with polyps or fibroids, but maybe my body is just trying some new shit. Will update when I find out!! #ttc #fertility #infertility #notsofertile #notsofertilemyrtle #justgivemeababy #infertilityhumor #ttccommunity #ttctribe #pcos #endometriosis #endo #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #1in8 #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysucks #fuckinfertility #ttcafterloss #miscarriage #ttccommunitysupport #ttccommunityrocks #ttcrainbowbaby

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2 days ago

If you follow my IG stories, you may know about my minor obsession with sloths especially when it comes to baby items. Some have commented on it so I want to share the story behind the sloths. . When I was pregnant with my first baby in February 2018, I was shopping with my husband and I saw this beautiful framed sloth photo (swipe ➡️ to see). I wanted to buy it and exclaimed how great it would be as part of a nursery. He told me to buy it but I expressed with hesitation that it was way too soon. Little did we know that a few weeks later, we would experience our first loss. . Ever since that day, when I have moments of struggle, sloths suddenly appear. Like during my first IVF transfer, I broke down in tears because sloths were prominently displayed in every store for the holiday season. Or how my Facebook feed was full of a zoo’s baby sloth naming event at the time of a cancelled cycle. . Some people say they see rainbows or other signs that bring them hope of better days... and I just happen to see sloths. . In a way, I think my angel babies are trying to remind me of sloth philosophy. To slow down, to take things day by day, to get more sleep, to stretch more, to hang around and practice self-care, to live happier... . And at 2DP5DT, I think the sloths I saw in the baby section of Target today were telling me to slow down and enjoy this time, while our little embaby nestles in.

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And so it goes. 😏

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One of our favorite sayings here at IAF is: ⠀ ⠀ "It doesn't matter who you are, it's matters WHOSE you are!" -Annonymous⠀ ⠀ You are a Child Of God, adopted into the family of the most High God with the ultimate price of blood sacrifice....Jesus Christ died so that you could be called daughter! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Iamfruitful.org#iamfruitful #childofGod #daughters #futuremom #delayedfertility #adoptionrocks #paperpregnancy #pregnancyjourney #godisfaithful #identityinhim #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttcafterloss #ttcsupport #infertility #infertilityjourney #secondaryinfertility #infertilitycommunity #faithoverfear #miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #babyloss #babylossawareness #infantlossawareness #infantlosssupport #1in4 #1in8

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Sometimes all it takes is a kitty cuddle and all is right in my world. Do you have a pet that brings you comfort on tough days? That paw though. 😍

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✨Disclaimer: I am not Pregnant... Two weeks have passed and I finally feel ok to share that we lost another baby 👼🏼 as heartbroken 💔 as I am I have to trust and believe that God has a better plan for us. I prayed and prayed and really thought this time was it. There is nothing anyone can say or do to make it better. I have been struggling these past 2 weeks to just get by each day. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me or shown your kindness it has not gone unnoticed. We will not give up (EVER) and I can only hope, pray and believe that our time WILL COME.... I was going to do another blog post when I got my test results back but that too is still a mystery....so far my lab results are inconclusive so we still don’t even have a reason why..... 😢 Thank you so much to @carissabarzee @hilariabaldwin @alexcongelliere @haleywarford @shpresa.s03 @sissy6493 @lu_mulloy @uptownwithellybrown @megkozlowski it’s because of you and each of your stories that I do believe it will happen ✨

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Yesterday evening I had some sharp pains on the right side of my uterus. I told my husband our little one was implanting. He looked at me like I was crazy, as I said "Burrow little guy burrow!" . . We BD last night and it felt different like when my cervix is closed. Then this morning TMI there was a little spotting. But now it's gone 🤷🏻‍♀️ my bet is implantation bleeding which I did have with our first pregnancy. . . Oh my goodness the days can't go by fast enough, until I can POS. So happy we're heading to the hills for a couple's weekend get away. It's going to be great to be distracted, ski, and hang with friends. . . . #2weekwait #faithfirst #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #miscarriage #miscarrageawareness #miscarragesurvivor #miscarriages #recurrentmiscarrage #pregnancyloss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #breakthesilence #inspireothers #letstalkaboutit #dontsufferalone #keepthefaith #amen #godswill #jointheconverstaion

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HAPPY EASTER!⁣ .⁣ I am posting this a little early because I thought you will be spending your Easter holidays with your family rather than online! I know I will do that.⁣ .⁣ Easter is the perfect opportunity to talk about choline.⁣ .⁣ Choline which is similar to the B-Vitamin complexes is essential for your health and the health of your baby.⁣ .⁣ Among other things, choline is needed for DNA synthesis. When growing a baby or preparing to grow a baby, you want your choline levels in the body to support this process as good as possible!⁣ .⁣ Choline is also known to lower the risk of neural tube defects in unborn babies, just like folate!⁣ .⁣ Why do I bring this up before Easter? Because eggs are very rich in choline. Two eggs will cover 50% of your daily choline needs! So enjoy those eggs during your Easter brunch. It will do you good.⁣ .⁣ #selfcare #hormonebalance #wombwisdom #healthybody#healthymind#selflove #bodylove #fertility#fertilityjourney#fertilitydiet#fertilityawareness #fertilityfood#fertilitysupport#fertilitycoach#fertilitytips#fertilityproblems#fertilitypreservation#reproductivehealth#pregnantbellyb #fertilitysuccessb #ttcafterloss #refinedsugarfreeb #naturalremediesb #womeninspiringwomen #womenempowerment #digestivehealth#lucinanutrition#Easter2019 #Eggs⁣ ⁣ at Easter Island

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Some days, you have to look for the beauty in small things around you instead of focusing on how sad infertility can make you feel. Although I have felt tearful on and off today, the lovely weather has definitely been a joy. Hopefully this weather will continue for the weekend! . #ttcover40 #ttc #ttclookforbeauty #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttcafterloss #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #ivfjourney #ivfjourney

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Y’all. Positive vibes/prayers/whatever possible appreciated. My Nana, whom I love dearly and to no end, has cancer. Just found out today. There’s a mass on her lung and she also has it in her lymph nodes. She has a few scans to see if it’s spread anywhere, but the doctor said that this is curable and she’ll need chemo and radiation. I’ve had so many important milestones in my life and she’s always been a part of them...and I was strong, not worried because she’s stubborn as hell and I have no doubt she’ll beat this. But then I thought...what if I’m not pregnant? What if she passes before I even get to have a great grandchild for her? Will she be here for my wedding next May? The next five days are going to be extra grueling now. I caved and took a test after I got off the phone with my mom...not pregnant. I know it’s still early, and I’ve been reminded that I will likely NEVER (or rarely) get a positive before my period is late, but I need a baby to be in there. I need to know that she’ll get to meet my baby before anything bad happens. #ttc #ttccommjnity #ttcjourney #ttcinyour30s #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #cancersucks

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14 retrieved. She’s expecting a fairly big drop off of mature eggs and fertilization based on my estrogen level but at least a good place to start. Will get a fertilization report tomorrow and then no more updates until day 5-6. Nearly puked on the way home and just woke up from a nap, but doing ok otherwise. And now more waiting. I am so anxious to get tomorrow’s report because I’m fully expecting a big drop off. Trusting God’s plans for these eggs! 🙏🏻🥚🌈❤️

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• Fertility Yoga 🧘‍♀️ • I am currently in the process of gaining my Fertility Yoga certification. Yoga has always been my therapy. It’s a way to get out of head and into my heart and body. It’s a great tool for reconnecting to yourself, especially when we have the tendency to get upset at our body for “not doing what it’s supposed to”. Fertility yoga can Revive your libido, awaken your sexual energy, and prime your reproductive system for fertility. • I’ll be sharing classes on my site soon and will offering them to those that live local 💙

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NEW BLOG POST ❤️ Trying Again After A Miscarriage . . So many warriors go from not only being the 1 in 8 couples who struggle with infertility, to also being the 1 in 4 who suffer from a pregnancy loss. For me, losing our first baby at 8w+2d flipped my world upside down. To this day I still struggle with the idea of trying again and it’s a balance between the fear of another miscarriage and the unwavering desire to grow our family . . Here’s to all of the courageous couples who try again after loss! Link in profile

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What's on your menu this Easter Sunday? When I think of spring, I think of the flowers, the adorable baby animals, and of course, ASPARAGUS. This green veggie is great for fertility, which is just SO ON THEME with Spring, no? It has all the folate you'll need for the day AND is a good source of zinc and selenium. I am dreaming of an Easter brunch starring a frittata with goat cheese and asparagus... or grilled to perfection as a beautiful side to your Easter ham... or poached and cut as a fun addition to your spring salad. What's your favorite way to eat asparagus? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nourishyourbody #nondietdietitian #healthymeal #womenswellness #womenshealth #PCOS #PCOSfood #PCOSnutrition #fertilityfood #TTC #TTCcommunity #fertility #pregnancy #prenatal #prenatalnutrition #pregnancyjourney #postpartumnutrition #postpartumdiet #postpartum #newmom #infertility #ttcwithpcos #ttcwithendo #malefactorinfertility #ttcafterloss #healthiermamas #healthierbabies #easter #asparagus #eastermenu

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Team retreat next week👙🏝 Sun + mocktails + my girls & pampering for our hard work. Pretty cool that I get all of this for helping women🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fill out my Fitinfluencer application in my bio to see what it’s all about. at South Carolina

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I swear I’ve met more pregnant women in the last week than I have all year. A tangle of emotions ensues every time. I’m so happy for them; I’m also jealous of them. I’m still grieving my own loss; I’m also full of hope for the future. Honestly, it’s exhausting.

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I actually started cleaning the bathroom 🙌🏻 Decided to hit up the coffee shop below my apartment while the floor was drying. I love @my_friends_coffee and Kristy and Shelby are some good friends of mine now. I came down and started scoping out the menu, trying to figure out what I wanted to order and they told me that someone had purchased a gift certificate for me. Anonymous, of course. Guys, I feel so super loved. I don’t know who it was that gifted me, but I’m so very appreciative. 😭❤️ #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcinyour30s #ttcrainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #mamatoanangel #shoplocal #myfriendscoffeeco

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We're packing up and moving onto bigger and hopefully better things. And hopefully our new place will bring on new adventures that we can explore together. It's time for a change of scenery. A lot of you have been asking when we're returning to YouTube and honestly it will be soon. We really enjoyed doing it and we will also be posting our videos to IGtv as well. It's pretty awesome that we have almost 1,000 subscribers there. And my husband's last video is almost at 900 views. In terms of an upload schedule we've yet to determine that part. But we will definitely be back there soon!

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Anyone ever experienced crazy anxiety for others? . . . . . My sister in law just told us she’s pregnant after 3 years of infertility and we are over the moon excited for her. But ever since she’s told me I can’t help but feel the same anxiety that I’ve experienced during my own pregnancies creeping in. I want so bad for this to be their miracle baby and I am sick with worry that something will go wrong. I haven’t expressed this to anyone else but I just don’t know how to work through this 😫 #infertilitywarrior #infertilityawareness #1in4 #ttcrainbowbaby #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctribe #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #ttcafterectopic #ttcafterloss #ttcafterchemicalpregnancy

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Still celebrating my birthday month! Thank you for the lovely wishes and “Roo Day” But let’s get real, why does age become so important for females? And do we hear so much about female and fertility and not males? Did you know female eggs are actually created when is about 5-6 weeks old when her mom is pregnant, which is about 3million! Then she hits puberty it goes down to 200-300,000. Which is still a Tom right? But every month in order to ovulate one egg every month, your body recruits 90 eggs... but only makes enough hormone to grow one big egg or in some who a family history of twins tend to release more then one egg. So just like anything in life, the healthier eggs are the first to go, hence the higher chance of success of pregnancy when you are younger. That’s not to say all the eggs are bad, and this is definitely not a scare tactic... its to educate and empower . . . . . . #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #fertilityawareness #ttccommunity #ttcpcos #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttctips #ttcafterloss #ttcover35 #ttcover40 #ttcwithpcos #ttcwarrior #ttcdiet #infertilitytreatment #fertility #fertilitytips #fertility at Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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4 years ago today I birthed our second born.⠀ ⠀ I didn’t get to leave the hospital with him.⠀ ⠀ I didn’t get to feel his warmth or give him his first bath.⠀ ⠀ I didn’t get to watch him grow or learn to walk or talk or ride a bike.⠀ ⠀ I didn’t even get to whisper goodbye to a listening ear.⠀ ⠀ I walked out empty handed and broken-hearted.⠀ ⠀ Some parents don’t get to parent their second born.⠀ ⠀ They are left to navigate the waters of parenting after loss, of loving and grieving, breathing and dying all at the same time.⠀ ⠀ We don’t get to choose our paths.⠀ ⠀ And to be honest, it hurts.⠀ ⠀ It hurts that no matter how carefully you plan out your family, how close you want your kids in age, it may not turn out that way. It stings.⠀ ⠀ But it is survivable.⠀ ⠀ You learn to adapt and live with the grief. You learn to keep living without the one who grew inside you.⠀ ⠀ And here I am, 4 years later. Still without you, still missing you, and still longing for the day we reunite.⠀ ⠀ Josiah. Today you are remembered, on your birthday. Still.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lifeafterloss #miscarriagesupport #parentingafterloss #mamagrief #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesurvivor #recurrentmiscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #giftswithmeaning #handcraftedwithheavenbabiesinmind #communityovercompetition #grievingmother #stillbornstillloved #stillbirthawareness #ttccommunity #ttcafterloss #bereavedmother #saytheirnames #griefjourney #griefsupport #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #holdthemoments #thesincerestoryteller #storytellingmama #theheartcaptured #littlepiecesofchildhood #risingstrong ⠀ at Hamilton, Ontario

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