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6 eggs. 6.
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15 follicles to 6 eggs.
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How did I get less than last time? How did I respond so much better and get less eggs retrieved?
How is this such an unfair game?
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Why is recovery on the maternity ward?
Why is that baby crying?
Why did the “wheel me to theatre” man” say - oh congratulations, you will have your baby in the same year as Meghan! Mate. I’m not even pregnant. Im fat from stimming.
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Will my 6 all fertilise? All grow? Make it to day 3? To Blasto? Will I have SOMETHING to transfer this time?
6 eggs. 6. . 15 follicles to 6 eggs. . How did I get less than last time? How did I respond so much better and get less eggs retrieved? How is this such an unfair game? . Why is recovery on the maternity ward? Why is that baby crying? Why did the “wheel me to theatre” man” say - oh congratulations, you will have your baby in the same year as Meghan! Mate. I’m not even pregnant. Im fat from stimming. . Will my 6 all fertilise? All grow? Make it to day 3? To Blasto? Will I have SOMETHING to transfer this time?
For couples or anyone looking forward to being pregnant, stress can sometimes hinder such effort. It’s important to try stress-reducing activities such as meditation, 30 minutes of daily exercise, and practicing gratitude. So, be easy on yourself; accept yourself; and love yourself. Remember what Cicero, said, “While there's life, there's hope.” #IVF #IUI #tubalreversals #frozenembryotransfer #eggfreezing #donoregg #donorsperm #LGBTfamilies #genderselection #surrogacy #fertility #reproductive #endocrinology #infertility #embryo #zygote #pregnancy
For couples or anyone looking forward to being pregnant, stress can sometimes hinder such effort. It’s important to try stress-reducing activities such as meditation, 30 minutes of daily exercise, and practicing gratitude. So, be easy on yourself; accept yourself; and love yourself. Remember what Cicero, said, “While there's life, there's hope.” #IVF  #IUI  #tubalreversals  #frozenembryotransfer  #eggfreezing  #donoregg  #donorsperm  #LGBTfamilies  #genderselection  #surrogacy  #fertility  #reproductive  #endocrinology  #infertility  #embryo  #zygote  #pregnancy 
We both cried at this one, sometimes this is how families are made, who cares how you get there, it's all about creating families regardless of who, how and however they come to be.

It was nice for my partner to watch this, one to get an idea of my work, and second to get an idea of why i get obsessed and literally cry harder than I ever have when you get your bfn.

It's made us more determined to try.

So this is worth a watch on Netflix

#onemoreshot #ivf #ivfjourney #donoregg #donorembryo #donorsperm #ivfprep #ivfsuccess #ivfcommunity #babyno2 #eggsharing
We both cried at this one, sometimes this is how families are made, who cares how you get there, it's all about creating families regardless of who, how and however they come to be. It was nice for my partner to watch this, one to get an idea of my work, and second to get an idea of why i get obsessed and literally cry harder than I ever have when you get your bfn. It's made us more determined to try. So this is worth a watch on Netflix #onemoreshot  #ivf  #ivfjourney  #donoregg  #donorembryo  #donorsperm  #ivfprep  #ivfsuccess  #ivfcommunity  #babyno2  #eggsharing 
I love that this is my view when I look down! Definitely bigger than my boobs now!!! #pregnant #pregnancy #babybump #babygirl #pregnantbelly #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #singlemumbychoice #smbc #donorbaby #donorsperm #21weekspregnant
Just got an update from the lab.. 4 of the 5 eggs retrieved were mature and all 4 fertilized! 🎉 Now just waiting to see how many make it to blastocycst on day 5 for biopsy..🤞🏻❄️🤰🏻 The embryologist was kind enough to video one of my eggs being fertilized. 😍
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#ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ivfwarrior #ministim #singlemotherbychoice #babysteps #advancedmaternalage #ivflife #leggomyeggos #californiacryobank #donorsperm #eggretrieval #embryology #ICSI
Just got an update from the lab.. 4 of the 5 eggs retrieved were mature and all 4 fertilized! 🎉 Now just waiting to see how many make it to blastocycst on day 5 for biopsy..🤞🏻❄️🤰🏻 The embryologist was kind enough to video one of my eggs being fertilized. 😍 . . . . . . #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ivfwarrior  #ministim  #singlemotherbychoice  #babysteps  #advancedmaternalage  #ivflife  #leggomyeggos  #californiacryobank  #donorsperm  #eggretrieval  #embryology  #ICSI 
Fuck Yes!! 2❄❄ embryos to freeze possibly a 3rd tomorrow 🤞. When my fertility nurse called yesterday all she said was there keeping them in culture for 1 more day I didn't know numbers or anything.  Today when she said we have good news there is 2 frozen i cried and cried😭. Last round i got 0 to freeze.  I know there is still a long way. But today i am happy and so greatful. Thank you to everyone that prayed  to who ever they beleive in. My inner circle you know who you are thank you for holding me up when i couldnt stand on my own. #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #solomumbychoice #dontgiveup #donorsperm #todayiamhappy #thankyou
Fuck Yes!! 2❄❄ embryos to freeze possibly a 3rd tomorrow 🤞. When my fertility nurse called yesterday all she said was there keeping them in culture for 1 more day I didn't know numbers or anything. Today when she said we have good news there is 2 frozen i cried and cried😭. Last round i got 0 to freeze. I know there is still a long way. But today i am happy and so greatful. Thank you to everyone that prayed to who ever they beleive in. My inner circle you know who you are thank you for holding me up when i couldnt stand on my own. #ivfjourney  #ivfsupport  #solomumbychoice  #dontgiveup  #donorsperm  #todayiamhappy  #thankyou 
‘Twas the night before Thursday, and all through the house, the cats were being crazy, and I was freaking out. The needles were ready, all laid out with care, in hopes that a baby soon would be there. At 7:15, the alarm it did chime, girl get your shit together, it’s here, TRIGGER TIME!
‘Twas the night before Thursday, and all through the house, the cats were being crazy, and I was freaking out. The needles were ready, all laid out with care, in hopes that a baby soon would be there. At 7:15, the alarm it did chime, girl get your shit together, it’s here, TRIGGER TIME!
Donor sperm can be used for Artificial Insemination or In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. Prior to considering donor sperm IVF or IUI in Hawaii, you should contact our office for advice 🙌🏼✅ Click on the link in our bio to learn more about #donorsperm.
Donor sperm can be used for Artificial Insemination or In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. Prior to considering donor sperm IVF or IUI in Hawaii, you should contact our office for advice 🙌🏼✅ Click on the link in our bio to learn more about #donorsperm .
Doc came through for me with lucky 5 again!! So much relief & renewed hope with that number. Now just waiting on progress reports from #embryology lab. 🤞🏻🥚❄️🤰🏻
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I keep reminding myself of this daily. Everything feels like it’s falling down around me, hopefully it all needed to be knocked down so that I could build something better 🙇🏼‍♀️
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
Today's sono showed 4 big eggos!!😍
I just got the call that I'm triggering tonight and again in the morning for retrieval on Wednesday.. 🤞🏻🥚❄️🤰🏻
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#ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ivfwarrior #ministim #singlemotherbychoice #babysteps #advancedmaternalage #ivflife #leggomyeggos #californiacryobank #donorsperm #triggershot #novarel #eggretrieval #retrievalday #embryology
Whoops! How did that happen? 😬 after starting the curly girl hair method I quickly realized that I needed to do the “big chop”. Now that we are starting this new chapter in our fertility journey, otherwise known as pausing said journey, cutting my hair felt like a good transition. Because what do you do when you’re slightly mentally unstable and need a  change? Watch one YouTube video and cut it all offfffff 💇🏼‍♀️
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#curlygirlmethod #curlygirl #thebigchop #alopecia #alopeciaareata #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
Whoops! How did that happen? 😬 after starting the curly girl hair method I quickly realized that I needed to do the “big chop”. Now that we are starting this new chapter in our fertility journey, otherwise known as pausing said journey, cutting my hair felt like a good transition. Because what do you do when you’re slightly mentally unstable and need a change? Watch one YouTube video and cut it all offfffff 💇🏼‍♀️ . . . . . #curlygirlmethod  #curlygirl  #thebigchop  #alopecia  #alopeciaareata  #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
Fertility in art. Have you been to the exhibit yet? We'll be visiting soon.
#Repost @artofif (@get_repost)
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Come see these 7 foot beauties carefully crafted with remnants of fertility treatments tonight @open_studio_project from 6-9! Free tix in bio and meet the amazing patient-artists who are using art to raise #infertility support in the #Chicagoland area!
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#artheals #infantloss #infantlossawareness #pregnancy #pregnancyloss #stillbirthawareness #ihadamiscarriage #artistsofinstagram #chicagoartist #evanston #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #donoreggs #donorsperm #donorembryos #modernfamilies
Fertility in art. Have you been to the exhibit yet? We'll be visiting soon. #Repost  @artofif (@get_repost) ・・・ Come see these 7 foot beauties carefully crafted with remnants of fertility treatments tonight @open_studio_project from 6-9! Free tix in bio and meet the amazing patient-artists who are using art to raise #infertility  support in the #Chicagoland  area! . . . #artheals  #infantloss  #infantlossawareness  #pregnancy  #pregnancyloss  #stillbirthawareness  #ihadamiscarriage  #artistsofinstagram  #chicagoartist  #evanston  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttcsisters  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysupport  #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #donoreggs  #donorsperm  #donorembryos  #modernfamilies 
NPR interviewing @donor_siblings on this morning's Weekend Edition.  She has 46+ half siblings and is on a journey to meet them all!  @npr discusses the lack of regulation and how Kianni's mother was told by the facility that the donor would only be available for up to 10-12 families, but now they're at 28 families...and counting! 
iDontity can help!  Meeting all of your donor-conceived half-siblings may work from some, but may not be a journey in which others can embark.  iDontity can provide spatial awareness of DC half-siblings with or without creating a deeper connection.  It's all up to you!  Check us out.  Link in the bio.
#npr #donor #donorconceived #donorsiblings #diblings #donorsperm #idontityapp 
Big thanks to @heartandsoulprinting for letting me know this was out there!
NPR interviewing @donor_siblings on this morning's Weekend Edition. She has 46+ half siblings and is on a journey to meet them all! @npr discusses the lack of regulation and how Kianni's mother was told by the facility that the donor would only be available for up to 10-12 families, but now they're at 28 families...and counting! iDontity can help! Meeting all of your donor-conceived half-siblings may work from some, but may not be a journey in which others can embark. iDontity can provide spatial awareness of DC half-siblings with or without creating a deeper connection. It's all up to you! Check us out. Link in the bio. #npr  #donor  #donorconceived  #donorsiblings  #diblings  #donorsperm  #idontityapp  Big thanks to @heartandsoulprinting for letting me know this was out there!
Last IUI appointment....didnt take but were hopeful for the future 🤗 .
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#Throwback #iuijourney #teamtwomoms #babyjourney #ttc #TTCjourney #knowndonor #donorsperm #pride #girlwholikegirls #gay #lesbian #BABYDUST
I’ve got a bone to pick with you kid. Remember when I told you “give me all your good baby juju and I’ll give you a little friend to play with?” Your baby juju is faulty 😑 good thing you’re cute as heck. .
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
I’ve got a bone to pick with you kid. Remember when I told you “give me all your good baby juju and I’ll give you a little friend to play with?” Your baby juju is faulty 😑 good thing you’re cute as heck. . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
So I’ve been busy searching the sperm banks for my new donor and I came across this chap. 👀  Sold!!!!.............Ha, if only! Believe me, there aren’t any Bred Pitts donating sperm, not even close. 👎🏻 #smbc #decisionsdecisions #bradpitt #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #fertility #fertilityjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #infertility #spermdonor #donorsperm #singlemombychoice
14dpiui, BFN. This is our last cycle for awhile. We used our last vial from our donor this cycle and can’t afford to buy any more. Spencer’s surgery will be sometime around the end of this year (hopefully) and then we can TTC again next spring/summer. I’m sad, I’m heartbroken and I don’t know how to just give up. Fuck this infertility bullshit.
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
14dpiui, BFN. This is our last cycle for awhile. We used our last vial from our donor this cycle and can’t afford to buy any more. Spencer’s surgery will be sometime around the end of this year (hopefully) and then we can TTC again next spring/summer. I’m sad, I’m heartbroken and I don’t know how to just give up. Fuck this infertility bullshit. . . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
Come see these 7 foot beauties carefully crafted with remnants of fertility treatments tonight @open_studio_project from 6-9! Free tix in bio and meet the amazing patient-artists who are using art to raise #infertility support in the #Chicagoland area!
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#artheals #infantloss #infantlossawareness #pregnancy #pregnancyloss #stillbirthawareness #ihadamiscarriage #artistsofinstagram #chicagoartist #evanston #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #donoreggs #donorsperm #donorembryos #modernfamilies
Come see these 7 foot beauties carefully crafted with remnants of fertility treatments tonight @open_studio_project from 6-9! Free tix in bio and meet the amazing patient-artists who are using art to raise #infertility  support in the #Chicagoland  area! . . . #artheals  #infantloss  #infantlossawareness  #pregnancy  #pregnancyloss  #stillbirthawareness  #ihadamiscarriage  #artistsofinstagram  #chicagoartist  #evanston  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttcsisters  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysupport  #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #donoreggs  #donorsperm  #donorembryos  #modernfamilies 
Stims day 5 results.
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Dr Google tells me Lots of confusing things but hopefully that I’m doing ok which is on par with the clinics very lengthy and comforting and explanatory and super informative TWO words dropped at the bottom of the email... “Responding well”.
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Keep on keeping on with the same dose. Lost my own bet against myself 😂
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Ultrasound and more bloods on Monday. Huzzah, bring on Wanda and another pair of eyes looking at my hoo hoo!
Stims day 5 results. . Dr Google tells me Lots of confusing things but hopefully that I’m doing ok which is on par with the clinics very lengthy and comforting and explanatory and super informative TWO words dropped at the bottom of the email... “Responding well”. . Keep on keeping on with the same dose. Lost my own bet against myself 😂 . Ultrasound and more bloods on Monday. Huzzah, bring on Wanda and another pair of eyes looking at my hoo hoo!
Fuck yes 6 embryos( fertilzed ). Out of 9 eggs 😍 way better results that last round. Still a long wait to magic day 5. But today i am taking the Win. Keep growing my 6 embies 🙏🙏💖💙💚💛🧡💜 #solomumbychoice #donorsperm #icsi #iwantababy #ivfjourney #ivfsupport
2nd November....tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-secrecy-anonymity-to-dna-testing-facebook-tickets-48708936741#listing-organizer #ivf #donorsperm #donoreggs #donorconception
Need advice! So I’ve been temping since the beginning of this journey and this cycle my temp has been low and stayed about the same. I was hoping for a temp spike today as my IUI was yesterday and the trigger shot was administered on Tuesday night. If you swipe you’ll see what a normal cycle looks like for me. So maybe my thermometer is losing battery? I don’t see a battery icon. Something is definitely wrong with my thermometer right? My temps have never been so level.
Need advice! So I’ve been temping since the beginning of this journey and this cycle my temp has been low and stayed about the same. I was hoping for a temp spike today as my IUI was yesterday and the trigger shot was administered on Tuesday night. If you swipe you’ll see what a normal cycle looks like for me. So maybe my thermometer is losing battery? I don’t see a battery icon. Something is definitely wrong with my thermometer right? My temps have never been so level.
If you're on Facebook, join us on Monday 15th October for a Facebook Live session talking about 'Choosing a Sperm Donor'. Starting at 12.30pm, just visit 'The Stork And I Mum Tribe' Facebook page to participate and ask your questions! 
#FertilityManchesterI #FacebookLive #SpermDonor #TheStorkandI #SoloMum #DonorSperm #IUID #ivftreatment #exploringmotherhood #Andrology #fertility #FertilityDoctor #nowaitinglist #IVF #ivfbaby #ttc #ttcdreams #naturalIVF #babydreams #wearefamily #ivfcommunity #fertilityfamily #ttcsupport #infertility #BabyMaker #plannedparenthood #family #ivfsupport #ivfsuccess #fertilityjourney
If you're on Facebook, join us on Monday 15th October for a Facebook Live session talking about 'Choosing a Sperm Donor'. Starting at 12.30pm, just visit 'The Stork And I Mum Tribe' Facebook page to participate and ask your questions! #FertilityManchesterI  #FacebookLive  #SpermDonor  #TheStorkandI  #SoloMum  #DonorSperm  #IUID  #ivftreatment  #exploringmotherhood  #Andrology  #fertility  #FertilityDoctor  #nowaitinglist  #IVF  #ivfbaby  #ttc  #ttcdreams  #naturalIVF  #babydreams  #wearefamily  #ivfcommunity  #fertilityfamily  #ttcsupport  #infertility  #BabyMaker  #plannedparenthood  #family  #ivfsupport  #ivfsuccess  #fertilityjourney 
9 eggs collected.  I cried and.cried my qfg nurse came to see me twice in hospital as i was so upset. i wanted and needed more. But they were happy with the number.  was more than last round. I have been very sick this time and in alot of pain.  Went into.hospital at 7.45 and didnt come out till 3ish, doctor had to be called to see me. Its been awful.  I am  taking next few days  to rest and recover privately with family and close friends.  Thank you to each  one of you for your messages today. Means alot to me. I am grateful i got the number i did though some arent so lucky #9eggs #eggretrieval #EPU #solomumbychoice #solomummajourney #ivfjourney #ivfsupport  #donorsperm
9 eggs collected. I cried and.cried my qfg nurse came to see me twice in hospital as i was so upset. i wanted and needed more. But they were happy with the number. was more than last round. I have been very sick this time and in alot of pain. Went into.hospital at 7.45 and didnt come out till 3ish, doctor had to be called to see me. Its been awful. I am taking next few days to rest and recover privately with family and close friends. Thank you to each one of you for your messages today. Means alot to me. I am grateful i got the number i did though some arent so lucky #9eggs  #eggretrieval  #EPU  #solomumbychoice  #solomummajourney  #ivfjourney  #ivfsupport  #donorsperm 
Want to know more about Donor Insemination? Treatment with donor sperm can help same sex female couples and single ladies have a family of their own. Our open evening on Tuesday 16th October is a great chance for you to come and have a good look 
around our clinic, relax and meet our friendly team. 
Visit www.manchesterfertility.com or telephone 0161 300 2730 to book your place.

#IVF #SpermDonor #SoloMum #DonorInsemination #DonorSperm #samesexcouple #IUID #ivftreatment #exploringmotherhood #andrology #fertility #FertilityDoctor #nowaitinglist #ivfbaby #ttc #ttcdreams #wearefamily #ivfcommunity #fertilityfamily #ttcsupport #infertility #BabyMaker #plannedparenthood #family #ivfsupport #ivfsuccess #fertilityjourney #openevening
Want to know more about Donor Insemination? Treatment with donor sperm can help same sex female couples and single ladies have a family of their own. Our open evening on Tuesday 16th October is a great chance for you to come and have a good look around our clinic, relax and meet our friendly team. Visit www.manchesterfertility.com or telephone 0161 300 2730 to book your place. #IVF  #SpermDonor  #SoloMum  #DonorInsemination  #DonorSperm  #samesexcouple  #IUID  #ivftreatment  #exploringmotherhood  #andrology  #fertility  #FertilityDoctor  #nowaitinglist  #ivfbaby  #ttc  #ttcdreams  #wearefamily  #ivfcommunity  #fertilityfamily  #ttcsupport  #infertility  #BabyMaker  #plannedparenthood  #family  #ivfsupport  #ivfsuccess  #fertilityjourney  #openevening 
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‪Happy National Coming Out Day! You will always have an ally and supporter in me!
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#beyou #NationalComingOut #NationalComingOutDay2018 #lgbtqfamilies #familybuilding #gayparenting #samesexparents #artificialinsemination #reciprocalivf #donoreggs #donorsperm #adoptionjourney #surrogacy #loveislove❤️💛💚💙💜🌈
‪Happy National Coming Out Day! You will always have an ally and supporter in me!
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#beyou #NationalComingOut #NationalComingOutDay2018 #lgbtqfamilies #familybuilding #gayparenting #samesexparents #artificialinsemination #reciprocalivf #donoreggs #donorsperm #adoptionjourney #surrogacy #loveislove❤️💛💚💙💜🌈
What a wild ride. But now we are getting close, our house is filled with so many baby things and we are so close to meeting our baby. We went into this process so optimistic that the first round would be the round. I felt so defeated for so long when it wasn’t working for me. I felt like I was ‘wasting’ so much money. I got really mad at our first donor. I fully expected all of our pregnancy tests to be negative until the end of time. Then one was positive. I was such a skeptic the entire 13 weeks. I became a person that needed a Doppler so I could make sure we could still hear a heart beat. And now we are here. At 34 weeks 3 days and 1 year from our first attempt to make a baby. Looking back I wish I could have told myself it would happen, eventually. I couldn’t be more happy that we finally were successful and that we are both soon to be moms! #twomomsarebetterthanone #lesbian #lesbianttc #iuisuccess #iuijourney #iui #californiacryobank #donorsperm #ttc #ttcjourney #pregnant
What a wild ride. But now we are getting close, our house is filled with so many baby things and we are so close to meeting our baby. We went into this process so optimistic that the first round would be the round. I felt so defeated for so long when it wasn’t working for me. I felt like I was ‘wasting’ so much money. I got really mad at our first donor. I fully expected all of our pregnancy tests to be negative until the end of time. Then one was positive. I was such a skeptic the entire 13 weeks. I became a person that needed a Doppler so I could make sure we could still hear a heart beat. And now we are here. At 34 weeks 3 days and 1 year from our first attempt to make a baby. Looking back I wish I could have told myself it would happen, eventually. I couldn’t be more happy that we finally were successful and that we are both soon to be moms! #twomomsarebetterthanone  #lesbian  #lesbianttc  #iuisuccess  #iuijourney  #iui  #californiacryobank  #donorsperm  #ttc  #ttcjourney  #pregnant 
🥚🙏EGG retrieval day🙏
( In ivf world EPU )
Not going to lie i am soo nervious, i hate going under anaesthetic, i get sooo scared. Alot of deep breathing will be happening. Whoever you all pray too please keep me in your prays today 🙏🙏 keep everything crossed 🤞🤞 Try to keep POSITIVE .. there is nothing i can do now. Thank you all for my beautiful messages the last 2 weeks. You have know idea how much it all means 💖💖💖 #EPU #eggpickup #eggretrieval #dontgiveup #donorsperm #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #solomumbychoice #solomummajourney
🥚🙏EGG retrieval day🙏 ( In ivf world EPU ) Not going to lie i am soo nervious, i hate going under anaesthetic, i get sooo scared. Alot of deep breathing will be happening. Whoever you all pray too please keep me in your prays today 🙏🙏 keep everything crossed 🤞🤞 Try to keep POSITIVE .. there is nothing i can do now. Thank you all for my beautiful messages the last 2 weeks. You have know idea how much it all means 💖💖💖 #EPU  #eggpickup  #eggretrieval  #dontgiveup  #donorsperm  #ivfjourney  #ivfsupport  #solomumbychoice  #solomummajourney 
Introducing Dr Muhammed Akhtar, a highly experienced and respected Consultant Gynaecologist who specialises in male fertility, andrology and 3D gynaecological scanning. We have short notice appointments available to see Dr Akhtar at #FertilityManchester and you can learn more about his experience and background on our website www.ManchesterFertility.com

#IVF #SpermDonor #DonorSperm #IUID #ivftreatment #exploringmotherhood #Andrology #fertility #FertilityDoctor #nowaitinglist #ivfbaby #ttc #ttcdreams #naturalIVF #wearefamily #ivfcommunity #fertilityfamily #infertility #BabyMaker #Mandrology #plannedparenthood #family #ivfsupport #mandrology #ivfsuccess #fertilityjourney #malefertility #supportformen
Introducing Dr Muhammed Akhtar, a highly experienced and respected Consultant Gynaecologist who specialises in male fertility, andrology and 3D gynaecological scanning. We have short notice appointments available to see Dr Akhtar at #FertilityManchester  and you can learn more about his experience and background on our website www.ManchesterFertility.com #IVF  #SpermDonor  #DonorSperm  #IUID  #ivftreatment  #exploringmotherhood  #Andrology  #fertility  #FertilityDoctor  #nowaitinglist  #ivfbaby  #ttc  #ttcdreams  #naturalIVF  #wearefamily  #ivfcommunity  #fertilityfamily  #infertility  #BabyMaker  #Mandrology  #plannedparenthood  #family  #ivfsupport  #mandrology  #ivfsuccess  #fertilityjourney  #malefertility  #supportformen 
Im gonna be honest here, I want a doctor to suck the eggs out of my body and thoroughly analyze them to see wtf is going on in there. Since that probably isn’t going to happen, does anyone know of ways to test egg quality other that AMH, FSH and estradiol? I’m aware that my quantity has taken a steep nose dive, but we can’t figure out why. All of my testing, genetics and otherwise, have come back peachy. The current suspect is an autoimmune condition, which wouldn’t be surprising as I already have alopecia, but there’s no real way to test for it or prove definitively if that’s the cause. Ladies, help a sista out here!
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
Im gonna be honest here, I want a doctor to suck the eggs out of my body and thoroughly analyze them to see wtf is going on in there. Since that probably isn’t going to happen, does anyone know of ways to test egg quality other that AMH, FSH and estradiol? I’m aware that my quantity has taken a steep nose dive, but we can’t figure out why. All of my testing, genetics and otherwise, have come back peachy. The current suspect is an autoimmune condition, which wouldn’t be surprising as I already have alopecia, but there’s no real way to test for it or prove definitively if that’s the cause. Ladies, help a sista out here! . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
The gift of sperm donation 
The man in this photo, he was once a stranger 
The man in this photo would soon become a piece of my journey forever 
The man in this photo gave me the most precious gift without anything in return
The man in this photo has the biggest heart and most warming soul 
The man in this photo, he is a sperm donor

The man in this photo, this is our Uncle Chris aka donor and we love you so very much.

Forever thankful & truly blessed. 
Love Mum xx
#thewillowandnoahtwins #donorsperm #warriormum #blessed #twins #singlemum #besties #rainbowfamily #nevergiveup #gayfamily #spanishblood
The gift of sperm donation The man in this photo, he was once a stranger The man in this photo would soon become a piece of my journey forever The man in this photo gave me the most precious gift without anything in return The man in this photo has the biggest heart and most warming soul The man in this photo, he is a sperm donor The man in this photo, this is our Uncle Chris aka donor and we love you so very much. Forever thankful & truly blessed. Love Mum xx #thewillowandnoahtwins  #donorsperm  #warriormum  #blessed  #twins  #singlemum  #besties  #rainbowfamily  #nevergiveup  #gayfamily  #spanishblood 
Stims day 4... all swell... no side effects... feeling fantastic.
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LOLZ. Who am I kidding?
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Headaches, mass fatigue, bruises and bloating. Yawn. Nothing I haven’t seen before but still annoying. First round bloods tomorrow.
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This cycle:
💉 Rekovelle (12 units)
💉 Ovidrel (1 click)
💉 Orgalutran (250 somethings)
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Rekovelle is a newby to me and apparently in the fertility world. Any other “users” out there?
Stims day 4... all swell... no side effects... feeling fantastic. . LOLZ. Who am I kidding? . Headaches, mass fatigue, bruises and bloating. Yawn. Nothing I haven’t seen before but still annoying. First round bloods tomorrow. . This cycle: 💉 Rekovelle (12 units) 💉 Ovidrel (1 click) 💉 Orgalutran (250 somethings) . Rekovelle is a newby to me and apparently in the fertility world. Any other “users” out there?
As the day goes on I’m getting my hopes up that this IUI will be the one that works. I read my tarot and this card came up. This card is a good omen for couples hoping to have children. Now my hopes are thru the roof! I need to not get so excited so I’m not disappointed. Tomorrow morning is my IUI appt. I bought a whole pineapple to eat the day after in hopes of improving the stick. I’ve symptom checked every day of the entire TWW for the last four cycles so I need to tell myself there won’t be anything new in my google searches. It’s different for everyone! I need to carry on with my life and if it happens it happens. You feel me? #wewillbemoms
As the day goes on I’m getting my hopes up that this IUI will be the one that works. I read my tarot and this card came up. This card is a good omen for couples hoping to have children. Now my hopes are thru the roof! I need to not get so excited so I’m not disappointed. Tomorrow morning is my IUI appt. I bought a whole pineapple to eat the day after in hopes of improving the stick. I’ve symptom checked every day of the entire TWW for the last four cycles so I need to tell myself there won’t be anything new in my google searches. It’s different for everyone! I need to carry on with my life and if it happens it happens. You feel me? #wewillbemoms 
The trigger obviously worked. There’s my smiley face. Now to trust that the dewar will get here on time today and that the IUI scheduled for tomorrow morning goes smoothly. And THEN that the magic that is pregnancy happens!
The trigger obviously worked. There’s my smiley face. Now to trust that the dewar will get here on time today and that the IUI scheduled for tomorrow morning goes smoothly. And THEN that the magic that is pregnancy happens!
We have a saying in the fertility work we do in Chinese Medicine called, “nuture the soil before planting the seed.” Preconception care is critical for optimal fertile health. This can include lifestyle adjustments, herbal or nutraceutical support, moxibustion and acupuncture. It can take a minimum of three months to nuture the fertile womb for an ideal implantation environment for a growing embryo. This takes on many levels including balancing hormones, regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting optimal follicle development, regulating blood sugars, nurturing sleep and stress and so much more. What you and your partner choose today impacts the reproductive health of your tomorrows. We have expertise in supporting natural conception, IVF/IUI, donor eggs and/or donor sperm. We know the road can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming and we are here to help.
We have a saying in the fertility work we do in Chinese Medicine called, “nuture the soil before planting the seed.” Preconception care is critical for optimal fertile health. This can include lifestyle adjustments, herbal or nutraceutical support, moxibustion and acupuncture. It can take a minimum of three months to nuture the fertile womb for an ideal implantation environment for a growing embryo. This takes on many levels including balancing hormones, regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting optimal follicle development, regulating blood sugars, nurturing sleep and stress and so much more. What you and your partner choose today impacts the reproductive health of your tomorrows. We have expertise in supporting natural conception, IVF/IUI, donor eggs and/or donor sperm. We know the road can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming and we are here to help.
💉T R I G G E R  S H O T  D O N E💉
2nd time around i was more nervous than the first for this mother of all shots.. held my breath while doing the shot, butterflies were flying like crazy. I did it on my own. 💪
Than the tears come😭 please please let me get.some Embies  in the freezer, so i can try for my 1st transfer. Please let this work. 
#ivfjourney #icsi #ivfsupport #triggershot #ivfinjections #solomumbychoice #donorsperm #pleaseletthiswork
We know that life isn’t all about fairy tale endings but you could be the person who helps re-write their life stories by giving the gift of life... #donorsperm #donoregg #donorivf #life #fertility #infertility #medical #ghana #donorswanted #Ghana #baby #babies #babymaking #conceive #help #pregnancy #donate
The lucky sperm does it all! Remember if you’re down, you’re the lucky sperm that made it! 🙂👍 #fertility #infertility #ghana #baby #babies #donorsperm #donoreggs #ivf #artificialinsemination #life
All aboard the crazy train 🚂 chuuchuu!! A swear I see the faintest little hint of a line. Some photos I can see it, others I can’t 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ll be taking a FRER in the morning! More pics in my story if you want to feel like your eyes will never permanently uncross!
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
All aboard the crazy train 🚂 chuuchuu!! A swear I see the faintest little hint of a line. Some photos I can see it, others I can’t 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ll be taking a FRER in the morning! More pics in my story if you want to feel like your eyes will never permanently uncross! . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
This just happened. IUI scheduled for Thursday morning. Fingers crossed.
This just happened. IUI scheduled for Thursday morning. Fingers crossed.
Anyone have bloating after taking Letrozole? I’m on CD 12 RN. Last Letrozole was CD7 but man oh man, I’ve been bloated the past five days!
Anyone have bloating after taking Letrozole? I’m on CD 12 RN. Last Letrozole was CD7 but man oh man, I’ve been bloated the past five days!
Head over to The Stork and I Mum Tribe Facebook Group to see the Facebook Live session I'll be doing with Jo Adams from @fertilitymanchester on all things sperm donation. Monday 15th October, 12 noon GMT. .
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#ivf #ivfcommunity #spermdonor  #donorsperm #donorconception #mummyblogger #instamum
#asrm #asrm2018 breakdown!! Here‘s what I’ve gotten to share this year... _____________
🔺#stress and #ovarianreserve - it’s such an interesting and complicated story, I could discuss all day long BUT it boils down to - our #research suggests that #coping skills can mitigate the impacts of stress - so find your real #selfcare rituals!
🔺One of my patients sparked our research at @rmaofny on directed #donorsperm - here we found wide variation in practice patterns and attitudes across the country, and particularly that younger or #lgbt #doctors prioritize patient autonomy in choosing their donor and treatment plan
🔺It was so fun to mentor an #obgyn resident who wanted to use our FIT-KS fertility knowledge tool to investigate what internal medicine trainees know about fertility, and how we can fill in their knowledge gaps 🔺And this morning, we of the @asrmcongress Women’s Council were thrilled to host Dr. Nanette Santoro for a great lecture on #metoo in reproductive medicine 
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It’s impossible to summarize the research, networking and inspiration that can transpire in just a few days here! What have you enjoyed most, or still feel confused or curious about??
#asrm  #asrm2018  breakdown!! Here‘s what I’ve gotten to share this year... _____________ 🔺#stress  and #ovarianreserve  - it’s such an interesting and complicated story, I could discuss all day long BUT it boils down to - our #research  suggests that #coping  skills can mitigate the impacts of stress - so find your real #selfcare  rituals! 🔺One of my patients sparked our research at @rmaofny on directed #donorsperm  - here we found wide variation in practice patterns and attitudes across the country, and particularly that younger or #lgbt  #doctors  prioritize patient autonomy in choosing their donor and treatment plan 🔺It was so fun to mentor an #obgyn  resident who wanted to use our FIT-KS fertility knowledge tool to investigate what internal medicine trainees know about fertility, and how we can fill in their knowledge gaps 🔺And this morning, we of the @asrmcongress Women’s Council were thrilled to host Dr. Nanette Santoro for a great lecture on #metoo  in reproductive medicine _______________ It’s impossible to summarize the research, networking and inspiration that can transpire in just a few days here! What have you enjoyed most, or still feel confused or curious about??
I follow the guidelines of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Need help with specialized counseling for #infertility #fertility #IVF #Surrogacy #PCOS #donoreggs #donorsperm #embryodonation #PregnancyLoss #Stillbirth #Miscarriage I’m glad to help.  #asrm2018 @asrmcongress
In case you’ve ever wondered, this is how much sperm you get when you buy donor sperm, here’s a visual representation that I found online. Well, actually, you get 0.1ml more than what’s shown (for a total of 0.5ml) but you get the gist. If you’re thinking “how the hell is that little amount supposed to get anyone pregnant?!” You’d be thinking the exact same thing as I am. That is $1000 worth of sperm. Blows my mind. .
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
In case you’ve ever wondered, this is how much sperm you get when you buy donor sperm, here’s a visual representation that I found online. Well, actually, you get 0.1ml more than what’s shown (for a total of 0.5ml) but you get the gist. If you’re thinking “how the hell is that little amount supposed to get anyone pregnant?!” You’d be thinking the exact same thing as I am. That is $1000 worth of sperm. Blows my mind. . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
LH test this morning = negative but getting pretty close! #iuisisters #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #iuidonorsperm #naturaliui #lhtest #babyshark #makeourbaby #donorsperm #mommyshark #iuijourney
7, 8 and 9dpiui. Whole bunch of nothing. No symptoms other than the usual pms stuff. Already feeling like we are out this cycle even though I know it’s too early and probably wouldn’t have implanted yet. Honestly I thought this cycle wasn’t going to work as soon as I had my IUI. I hope in 5 days I’m proven wrong. I’m going to try my best not to test until next Saturday on 14dpiui, seeing a negative test every morning is a real bummer.
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#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
7, 8 and 9dpiui. Whole bunch of nothing. No symptoms other than the usual pms stuff. Already feeling like we are out this cycle even though I know it’s too early and probably wouldn’t have implanted yet. Honestly I thought this cycle wasn’t going to work as soon as I had my IUI. I hope in 5 days I’m proven wrong. I’m going to try my best not to test until next Saturday on 14dpiui, seeing a negative test every morning is a real bummer. . . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
I’m at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) Congress and Expo. It’s critical that I attend these events to keep up with the latest research and its findings in the area of Reproductive Medicine to, most importantly, give my patients above and beyond the gold standard of care. #asrm2018 #invitro #IVF #IUI #tubalreversals #frozenembryotransfer #eggfreezing 
#donoregg #donorsperm #LGBTfamilies #genderselection #surrogacy #fertility #reproductive #medicine #endocrinology #infertility #pregnancy #babybump #zygote #embryo #fetus #obgyn #laboranddelivery
I’m at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) Congress and Expo. It’s critical that I attend these events to keep up with the latest research and its findings in the area of Reproductive Medicine to, most importantly, give my patients above and beyond the gold standard of care. #asrm2018  #invitro  #IVF  #IUI  #tubalreversals  #frozenembryotransfer  #eggfreezing  #donoregg  #donorsperm  #LGBTfamilies  #genderselection  #surrogacy  #fertility  #reproductive  #medicine  #endocrinology  #infertility  #pregnancy  #babybump  #zygote  #embryo  #fetus  #obgyn  #laboranddelivery 
What are your experiences and thoughts on doing iui with frozen sperm? We were told that they have a lesser lifespan than fresh. .
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#makingababy #iui #baby #journey #life #ttcjourney #ttc #samesexcouple #babyshark #letsgetiton #loveislove #ttcsisters #iuidonorsperm #naturenurtures #love #minime #comealongforourjourney #mommyshark #twomoms #donorsperm #mindbodysoul #meditate #grow #rainbowbaby
IUI scheduled for Thursday. Hopefully that 16mm egg grows some more. Or hopefully that 20mm egg is the only one I need. This will be the 5th IUI. Fingers crossed that it works. Check out my socks. Chickens and clocks. Am I the chicken running out of time? 🐓 ⏰🤷🏼‍♀️
IUI scheduled for Thursday. Hopefully that 16mm egg grows some more. Or hopefully that 20mm egg is the only one I need. This will be the 5th IUI. Fingers crossed that it works. Check out my socks. Chickens and clocks. Am I the chicken running out of time? 🐓 ⏰🤷🏼‍♀️
#BoGo is not just for shoe stores! You can register two for the price of one for our conference. Link in our profile! #RNE18 #Infertility #IVF #Adoption #DonorEgg #DonorSperm #Surrogacy #GestationalCarrier #BuildingFamilies #BuildingCommunity
My absolute FAV👏🏻OR👏🏻ITE thing is stupid advice. I used to hate it but now it just makes me laugh 😂 I also really enjoying taking the time to explain infertility, treatments and the adoption process to people so that we’re all a little more informed. Here’s some of our latest and greatest:
-Just have more sex
-Have you tried standing on your head?
-Microwaves make you infertile
-You have to make sure that your feet are always warm
-Have you tried not eating gluten?
-Eating goat testes will make you more fertile
-Listening to whale sounds during sex improves your chances of conceiving
-Get drunk and have sex
-Just do IVF
-Just adopt
-Relax
-Stop trying
-Maybe you’re not meant to be parents
-Give up and get over it
(Okay so maybe the last two weren’t very funny 🤷🏼‍♀️)
Also, shoutout to the lady who sneeringly looked at my acne and asked me if I was buying evening primrose oil to clear up my skin. I dead pan told her that it was for improving the quality of my cervical mucus. She learned a valuable lesson about asking inappropriate questions that day (I hope). Comment your the worst advice you’ve been given so I can have a good laugh 😆
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
My absolute FAV👏🏻OR👏🏻ITE thing is stupid advice. I used to hate it but now it just makes me laugh 😂 I also really enjoying taking the time to explain infertility, treatments and the adoption process to people so that we’re all a little more informed. Here’s some of our latest and greatest: -Just have more sex -Have you tried standing on your head? -Microwaves make you infertile -You have to make sure that your feet are always warm -Have you tried not eating gluten? -Eating goat testes will make you more fertile -Listening to whale sounds during sex improves your chances of conceiving -Get drunk and have sex -Just do IVF -Just adopt -Relax -Stop trying -Maybe you’re not meant to be parents -Give up and get over it (Okay so maybe the last two weren’t very funny 🤷🏼‍♀️) Also, shoutout to the lady who sneeringly looked at my acne and asked me if I was buying evening primrose oil to clear up my skin. I dead pan told her that it was for improving the quality of my cervical mucus. She learned a valuable lesson about asking inappropriate questions that day (I hope). Comment your the worst advice you’ve been given so I can have a good laugh 😆 . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
We're looking forward to the @artofif art exhibit. While we'll be missing the event next Saturday, we hope that many of you will have the chance to join them at the artist reception. 
#Repost @artofif (@get_repost)
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Chicagoland!!! Be sure to check out this new exhibit “Challenging Conception” happening all month long  in #Evanston. We are featuring local artists and their experiences with #infertility #reproductiveloss and #infantloss during October. Come see how #artheals and get tickets for our  artist reception (which is FREE) in our bio.
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#fertility #ttccommunity #rainbowbaby #ttc #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #chicagoart #chicagoartist #evanstonart #evanstonartist #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsuccess #embryotransfer #donoreggs #donoreggivf #donorsperm #modernfamilies
We're looking forward to the @artofif art exhibit. While we'll be missing the event next Saturday, we hope that many of you will have the chance to join them at the artist reception. #Repost  @artofif (@get_repost) ・・・ Chicagoland!!! Be sure to check out this new exhibit “Challenging Conception” happening all month long in #Evanston . We are featuring local artists and their experiences with #infertility  #reproductiveloss  and #infantloss  during October. Come see how #artheals  and get tickets for our artist reception (which is FREE) in our bio. . . . #fertility  #ttccommunity  #rainbowbaby  #ttc  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysupport  #chicagoart  #chicagoartist  #evanstonart  #evanstonartist  #ivfjourney  #ivf  #ivfsuccess  #embryotransfer  #donoreggs  #donoreggivf  #donorsperm  #modernfamilies 
🎉400 followers!🎉
My page has exploded with followers in the last couple of days, welcome to the 60 new people who chose to follow our infertility journey! ❤️
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm #explorebc #westcoastbestcoast #canada #beautifulbc #pnw
🎉400 followers!🎉 My page has exploded with followers in the last couple of days, welcome to the 60 new people who chose to follow our infertility journey! ❤️ . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm  #explorebc  #westcoastbestcoast  #canada  #beautifulbc  #pnw 
Ahhh NINE years ago! 
Looking back I can’t believe that I did it. I kept the kids alive and myself semi sane. It is hard for me to even fathom that I made the choice to have children on my own at 22. Not only that but I ended up with twins. I went through so much darkness in order to find the light. 
Infertility is such a horrible feeling. I went through so many medications, shots, procedures, and doctor appointments to get my babies. I did it alone, and looking back I don’t know how I did. It was so horrific. All the medications and everything else fueled my endometriosis. It was like putting gasoline on a fire. I was in so much pain. My ovaries became overstimulated from all the hormones that they became covered in cysts and made me feel like I was dying. Yet I kept going. 
I don’t praise myself very often, but the 22 year old Laura was a brave badass and I am damn proud of her. 
#Infertility #Endometriosis #IUI #DonorSperm #Pregnancy #Pregnant #Twins #DoubleTrouble #22 #Strong #StrongWoman #Pain #Cysts #MorningSickness #JustKidding #ALLday #ThrowingUp #Sick #Maternity #BabyBump
Ahhh NINE years ago! Looking back I can’t believe that I did it. I kept the kids alive and myself semi sane. It is hard for me to even fathom that I made the choice to have children on my own at 22. Not only that but I ended up with twins. I went through so much darkness in order to find the light. Infertility is such a horrible feeling. I went through so many medications, shots, procedures, and doctor appointments to get my babies. I did it alone, and looking back I don’t know how I did. It was so horrific. All the medications and everything else fueled my endometriosis. It was like putting gasoline on a fire. I was in so much pain. My ovaries became overstimulated from all the hormones that they became covered in cysts and made me feel like I was dying. Yet I kept going. I don’t praise myself very often, but the 22 year old Laura was a brave badass and I am damn proud of her. #Infertility  #Endometriosis  #IUI  #DonorSperm  #Pregnancy  #Pregnant  #Twins  #DoubleTrouble  #22  #Strong  #StrongWoman  #Pain  #Cysts  #MorningSickness  #JustKidding  #ALLday  #ThrowingUp  #Sick  #Maternity  #BabyBump 
Current uterus status.
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My night was like a Katy Perry song... I’m hot, now I’m cold, blankets on, and now off, I’m in bed, now I’m out, asleep and then not....
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AF you wicked mysterious bitch. Welcome back. It’s CD1. Let round 2 of the IVF games begin. May the odds be ever in my favour!
Current uterus status. . My night was like a Katy Perry song... I’m hot, now I’m cold, blankets on, and now off, I’m in bed, now I’m out, asleep and then not.... . AF you wicked mysterious bitch. Welcome back. It’s CD1. Let round 2 of the IVF games begin. May the odds be ever in my favour!
Cuddles on the couch with Aunty Kate after attending ‘Time to Tell’, a seminar put on by VARTA (Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority). This was all about using donor sperm/eggs/surrogate and how/when to tell the child. Speakers included donor conceived children/adults telling their stories, donors sharing there experiences and parents of donor conceived children. The seminar reinforced my view and opinion that honesty is the best policy, waiting to tell a child they were donor conceived comes with many complications and only becomes harder as time goes by. Chloe will grow up knowing she came into this world through the help of a donor. She is 3months old and I have already told her, I will continue to tell her our story and will always be open and honest. I have nothing to hide and am proud of my decisions that lead me to this point. Chloe will grow up knowing that there are many different families and even though having a mum and a dad is the traditional combination it is just one way a family can look these days. We both will probably have to continually explain to people that there is no Dad in our family (at this point in time anyway) but there is an anonymous donor who is the biological father. And I am ok with this. I will continue to celebrate the donors kind act and be proud of our little family and our story. #VARTA #donorsperm #singlemum #life #conception #gratitude #family #story #baby #aunty #smile #happiness #love
Cuddles on the couch with Aunty Kate after attending ‘Time to Tell’, a seminar put on by VARTA (Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority). This was all about using donor sperm/eggs/surrogate and how/when to tell the child. Speakers included donor conceived children/adults telling their stories, donors sharing there experiences and parents of donor conceived children. The seminar reinforced my view and opinion that honesty is the best policy, waiting to tell a child they were donor conceived comes with many complications and only becomes harder as time goes by. Chloe will grow up knowing she came into this world through the help of a donor. She is 3months old and I have already told her, I will continue to tell her our story and will always be open and honest. I have nothing to hide and am proud of my decisions that lead me to this point. Chloe will grow up knowing that there are many different families and even though having a mum and a dad is the traditional combination it is just one way a family can look these days. We both will probably have to continually explain to people that there is no Dad in our family (at this point in time anyway) but there is an anonymous donor who is the biological father. And I am ok with this. I will continue to celebrate the donors kind act and be proud of our little family and our story. #VARTA  #donorsperm  #singlemum  #life  #conception  #gratitude  #family  #story  #baby  #aunty  #smile  #happiness  #love 
7dpiui: no symptoms other than, and I’m not sure how to describe it, I’m having this little voice inside my head that’s telling me not to do things. “Don’t drink that coffee”, “don’t take that cough medicine”, “don’t use those throat lozenges”. Not sure if that counts as a symptom or if I’m just psyched out by taking a test today 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
7dpiui: no symptoms other than, and I’m not sure how to describe it, I’m having this little voice inside my head that’s telling me not to do things. “Don’t drink that coffee”, “don’t take that cough medicine”, “don’t use those throat lozenges”. Not sure if that counts as a symptom or if I’m just psyched out by taking a test today 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm 
Tomorrow morning I begin stims💉💊 again, then we will lay Papaw to rest.💔 I've been keeping it pretty well together (except for one minor breakdown⚠️).. Hopefully the hormone rollercoaster 🎢 won't drag me down with the first doses.🤞🏻
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#thestruggleispartofthestory #nonagenarian #rip #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ivfwarrior #ministim #singlemotherbychoice #babysteps #advancedmaternalage #ivflife #leggomyeggos #californiacryobank #donorsperm #eggretrieval
Tomorrow morning I begin stims💉💊 again, then we will lay Papaw to rest.💔 I've been keeping it pretty well together (except for one minor breakdown⚠️).. Hopefully the hormone rollercoaster 🎢 won't drag me down with the first doses.🤞🏻 . . . . . . #thestruggleispartofthestory  #nonagenarian  #rip  #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ivfwarrior  #ministim  #singlemotherbychoice  #babysteps  #advancedmaternalage  #ivflife  #leggomyeggos  #californiacryobank  #donorsperm  #eggretrieval 
Rudy Quintero M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is the founder and Medical Director of CARE Fertility. He was born and raised in the Yuba City area and has ties to both Northern and Southern California. He earned his medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, and completed his Ob/Gyn residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC). Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University Medical Center. He currently teaches the Ob/Gyn residents at White Memorial Medical Center and Family Practice at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Dr. Quintero is double Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is also the founder and Medical Director of C.A.R.E. fertility. Dr. Quintero has helped thousands of families achieve their dreams of having babies. #VerifyHealthcare #IVF #IUI #tubalreversals #frozenembryotransfer #eggfreezing 
#donoregg #donorsperm #LGBTfamilies #genderselection #surrogacy #fertility #reproductive #endocrinology #infertility #pregnancy #zygote #embryo #fetus #obgyn #laboranddelivery #baby
Rudy Quintero M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is the founder and Medical Director of CARE Fertility. He was born and raised in the Yuba City area and has ties to both Northern and Southern California. He earned his medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, and completed his Ob/Gyn residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC). Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University Medical Center. He currently teaches the Ob/Gyn residents at White Memorial Medical Center and Family Practice at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Quintero is double Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is also the founder and Medical Director of C.A.R.E. fertility. Dr. Quintero has helped thousands of families achieve their dreams of having babies. #VerifyHealthcare  #IVF  #IUI  #tubalreversals  #frozenembryotransfer  #eggfreezing  #donoregg  #donorsperm  #LGBTfamilies  #genderselection  #surrogacy  #fertility  #reproductive  #endocrinology  #infertility  #pregnancy  #zygote  #embryo  #fetus  #obgyn  #laboranddelivery  #baby 
I have this!!! As giving up isnt an option!!! Im so proud of myself for giving myself all the injections all alone!! 4 more days to go!  Thanks to everyone that has offered to come over to just be with me while i do them,it means alot. But if this works i have to get use to doing things on my own. 😍😍😍 #solomumbychoice #ivfjourney #ivfinjections #solomummajourney #donorsperm #icandothis💪
I have this!!! As giving up isnt an option!!! Im so proud of myself for giving myself all the injections all alone!! 4 more days to go! Thanks to everyone that has offered to come over to just be with me while i do them,it means alot. But if this works i have to get use to doing things on my own. 😍😍😍 #solomumbychoice  #ivfjourney  #ivfinjections  #solomummajourney  #donorsperm  #icandothis 💪
Did you know that it has been estimated that roughly 30% of donors donate to more than one clinic?  iDontity allows donors to link multiple donor IDs from various facilities so that ALL of the half-siblings can be connected through the app! 😱
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Since regulation in this area is still incredibly lax, through donor participation, iDontity can help find and identify half-siblings that otherwise would have no knowledge that the other existed! 🤗
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#idontityapp #dibling #donorsiblings #donorsperm
Did you know that it has been estimated that roughly 30% of donors donate to more than one clinic? iDontity allows donors to link multiple donor IDs from various facilities so that ALL of the half-siblings can be connected through the app! 😱 . Since regulation in this area is still incredibly lax, through donor participation, iDontity can help find and identify half-siblings that otherwise would have no knowledge that the other existed! 🤗 . #idontityapp  #dibling  #donorsiblings  #donorsperm 
Okay! 
6 months after I was told by my fertility doctor that I could never conceived naturally because my Fallopian tubes were blocked, caused by severe #endometriosis my partner tells me he doesn’t want kids.

I was devastated. I mean! That whole point of surgery and IVF treatment was to get pregnant and have kids. But there he was, he changed his mind without letting me know.
I was caught between cancelling everything and using a donor sperm.

I felt like I had gone too far to give up. After 4 surgeries in less than 12 months, several HRT and other forms of treatment, weight gain, hair loss, the list! I wasn’t going to give up.

So I told my doctor my partner doesn’t want to go through #ivf anymore. I was made to see a counsellor then started to prepare for getting pregnant with a #donorsperm 
Well, that one didn’t work out.

I just met the most amazing man on earth, too soon to tell but he’s very supportive.
I’m going to put #ivf on hold and get to know this man. 
Being a single mom is hard, but being a single mum via #ivf is a whole different journey on its own.

#love despite #endometriosis 
#fight like a girl.
Okay! 6 months after I was told by my fertility doctor that I could never conceived naturally because my Fallopian tubes were blocked, caused by severe #endometriosis  my partner tells me he doesn’t want kids. I was devastated. I mean! That whole point of surgery and IVF treatment was to get pregnant and have kids. But there he was, he changed his mind without letting me know. I was caught between cancelling everything and using a donor sperm. I felt like I had gone too far to give up. After 4 surgeries in less than 12 months, several HRT and other forms of treatment, weight gain, hair loss, the list! I wasn’t going to give up. So I told my doctor my partner doesn’t want to go through #ivf  anymore. I was made to see a counsellor then started to prepare for getting pregnant with a #donorsperm  Well, that one didn’t work out. I just met the most amazing man on earth, too soon to tell but he’s very supportive. I’m going to put #ivf  on hold and get to know this man. Being a single mom is hard, but being a single mum via #ivf  is a whole different journey on its own. #love  despite #endometriosis  #fight  like a girl.
Can we all just take a second and complain about how wrong the anatomical depiction of a woman’s reproductive system is?! Who decided that this drawing was accurate? The uterus, okay, it’s close but the Fallopian tubes aren’t even in the same ball park. I thought that there was something seriously wrong with me when I saw the X-ray but NOPE, that’s how the average woman looks on the inside. Why are we teaching women and young girls that this is what it looks like?
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#ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #twoweekwait #fertility #fertilityjourney #baby #pregnancy #infertility #malefactorinfertility #lowovarianreserve #diminishedovarianreserve 
#iui #iuiwithdonorsperm #naturaliui #spermdonor #donorsperm
Can we all just take a second and complain about how wrong the anatomical depiction of a woman’s reproductive system is?! Who decided that this drawing was accurate? The uterus, okay, it’s close but the Fallopian tubes aren’t even in the same ball park. I thought that there was something seriously wrong with me when I saw the X-ray but NOPE, that’s how the average woman looks on the inside. Why are we teaching women and young girls that this is what it looks like? . . . . . #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #twoweekwait  #fertility  #fertilityjourney  #baby  #pregnancy  #infertility  #malefactorinfertility  #lowovarianreserve  #diminishedovarianreserve  #iui  #iuiwithdonorsperm  #naturaliui  #spermdonor  #donorsperm