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Two days until I’m due AF... sooo nervous 😭🤢 On my first round of Clomid I had spotted by now so I knew it was a no go. All I have this time is lower back pain and the odd cramp. Both could be AF or pregnant so I’m completely 50/50. Ergh I hate this so much 😞🦋 #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #ourinfertilityjourney #ttccommunity  #ttc #ttcjourney #clomiphene
Current mood after seeing a friends pregnancy announcement tonight on Facebook. Although I knew it doesn’t seem to take away the sinking feeling in my stomach 😔
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When will it ever be my turn?!
Current mood after seeing a friends pregnancy announcement tonight on Facebook. Although I knew it doesn’t seem to take away the sinking feeling in my stomach 😔 . . When will it ever be my turn?!
3. On Hold 
Always checking the calendar, wondering if we should plan that holiday, or that work trip, because what if we’re pregnant? Then we stopped doing that, because we would have never lived if we would have scheduled everything around a “what if.”
It’s okay to miss a month or two; you have to live your life. This is hard, but over the long haul, it will create more stress if you feel so trapped that you can’t plan anything. We even found that it’s good to take a month off now and then.#infertilitysucks #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #ttccommunity #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ungagthebag #getmitcheduk #live #life #lifecoach #infertilitycoach #harmony #balancedlife #peace #unity #love #enjoyment #doit #icsi
3. On Hold Always checking the calendar, wondering if we should plan that holiday, or that work trip, because what if we’re pregnant? Then we stopped doing that, because we would have never lived if we would have scheduled everything around a “what if.” It’s okay to miss a month or two; you have to live your life. This is hard, but over the long haul, it will create more stress if you feel so trapped that you can’t plan anything. We even found that it’s good to take a month off now and then.#infertilitysucks  #infertilitycommunity  #infertilitysupport  #ttccommunity  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitywarrior  #ivfjourney  #ivf  #ivfcommunity  #ivfsupport  #ungagthebag  #getmitcheduk  #live  #life  #lifecoach  #infertilitycoach  #harmony  #balancedlife  #peace  #unity  #love  #enjoyment  #doit  #icsi 
No food pics because I batch cooked a load of meatballs, spag bol etc. at the weekend & they’re not the most exciting of meals! .
Although coming home to spag bol after a nice walk was lush 👌🏻
No food pics because I batch cooked a load of meatballs, spag bol etc. at the weekend & they’re not the most exciting of meals! . Although coming home to spag bol after a nice walk was lush 👌🏻
This month seems to be hitting me a little harder than most. Maybe because I’m tired of waiting. Maybe because I’m tired of pushing away the tears and putting my best face forward. Maybe because the glaring reality of needing to embark on a costly adventure that we can’t really afford is growing more apparent. But whatever it is, today sucks and today is hard. 
#anothermonthanotherperiod #infertilitysucks #iamoneineight #crypretty
This month seems to be hitting me a little harder than most. Maybe because I’m tired of waiting. Maybe because I’m tired of pushing away the tears and putting my best face forward. Maybe because the glaring reality of needing to embark on a costly adventure that we can’t really afford is growing more apparent. But whatever it is, today sucks and today is hard. #anothermonthanotherperiod  #infertilitysucks  #iamoneineight  #crypretty 
When I was a kid we drove over to the coast often. I vividly remember the wonder and excitement we kids felt coming around a big bend in the winding mountain road into a little valley and seeing the world open up to a huge field, and this quintessential red barn - we were almost there! I had Hubs pull over so I could take a picture when we drove over to the beach for our anniversary last week. As I snapped this shot, I wondered if I would ever have children to share this magical scene with. I know that sharing this barn isn’t actually important at all in the scheme of things. But it’s typical of the thoughts that I have as we wait year after year, working so hard, having so much loss. Will I make it to motherhood? Will I be strong enough to keep going? Will I waste my life trying? What will happen to all my secrets I long to share with little hearts and minds? And ultimately, I think it’s probably the question of who will remember me when I’m gone? Who will curate the treasures of my life?
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#infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #pregnancyloss #unexplainedinfertility #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #reproductiveimmunology #fertility #immunesystem #braverman #hope #impatient #ttcaftermiscarriage #miscarriage #barn #pastoral #ihadamiscarriage
When I was a kid we drove over to the coast often. I vividly remember the wonder and excitement we kids felt coming around a big bend in the winding mountain road into a little valley and seeing the world open up to a huge field, and this quintessential red barn - we were almost there! I had Hubs pull over so I could take a picture when we drove over to the beach for our anniversary last week. As I snapped this shot, I wondered if I would ever have children to share this magical scene with. I know that sharing this barn isn’t actually important at all in the scheme of things. But it’s typical of the thoughts that I have as we wait year after year, working so hard, having so much loss. Will I make it to motherhood? Will I be strong enough to keep going? Will I waste my life trying? What will happen to all my secrets I long to share with little hearts and minds? And ultimately, I think it’s probably the question of who will remember me when I’m gone? Who will curate the treasures of my life? . #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #pregnancyloss  #unexplainedinfertility  #ivf  #ivfcommunity  #ivfjourney  #ttc  #ttcsisters  #ttccommunity  #reproductiveimmunology  #fertility  #immunesystem  #braverman  #hope  #impatient  #ttcaftermiscarriage  #miscarriage  #barn  #pastoral  #ihadamiscarriage 
As my baby screamed for no reason and refused to take a nap, I saw this sweet sign by @qbhome and it was such a good reminder of how truly blessed we are. #thehandcraftedhomestead #iprayedforthis #miraclebaby #sweetblessing #infant #shewontnap #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #mamablogger #coloradoblogger #babylife #mamahood #coloradomama #miraclechild #farmhousestyle #farmhousesigns 
Buy it here: http://queenbhome.com/ready-to-ship-i-still-remember-the-days-framed-wood-sign-16x36/
As my baby screamed for no reason and refused to take a nap, I saw this sweet sign by @qbhome and it was such a good reminder of how truly blessed we are. #thehandcraftedhomestead  #iprayedforthis  #miraclebaby  #sweetblessing  #infant  #shewontnap  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityawareness  #mamablogger  #coloradoblogger  #babylife  #mamahood  #coloradomama  #miraclechild  #farmhousestyle  #farmhousesigns  Buy it here: http://queenbhome.com/ready-to-ship-i-still-remember-the-days-framed-wood-sign-16x36/
Beautiful skies whilst out on a walk this evening... 🚶🏻‍♀️ #bodymagic
Beautiful skies whilst out on a walk this evening... 🚶🏻‍♀️ #bodymagic 
We had out “what’s next” appointment today after 4 failed Clomid cycles. Clomid gets me to Ovulate! But we haven’t gotten that positive pregnancy test that we have been praying for. We have decided that IUI will be our next step. Before this appointment I was so excited for the thought of IUI. Now I am a bundle of emotion. I have so much fear and so many unanswered questions. Will this work? What should I expect? I have never wanted something so badly. I should have saved my run until after my appointment. #infertility #infertilitysucks #femaleinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #firstmarathontraining #marathontraining #clomiphene #clomid #secondaryinfertility #babyfever #3milerun #runningforsanity
We had out “what’s next” appointment today after 4 failed Clomid cycles. Clomid gets me to Ovulate! But we haven’t gotten that positive pregnancy test that we have been praying for. We have decided that IUI will be our next step. Before this appointment I was so excited for the thought of IUI. Now I am a bundle of emotion. I have so much fear and so many unanswered questions. Will this work? What should I expect? I have never wanted something so badly. I should have saved my run until after my appointment. #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #femaleinfertility  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #firstmarathontraining  #marathontraining  #clomiphene  #clomid  #secondaryinfertility  #babyfever  #3milerun  #runningforsanity 
Size (yes, that size!) does matter when it comes to fertility. Find out more in Oct 17’s blog at FertilityEggspurt.com.
Size (yes, that size!) does matter when it comes to fertility. Find out more in Oct 17’s blog at FertilityEggspurt.com.
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Did you miss my local class last month? Don't miss this one!
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Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant soon or in the midst of fertility testing or treatment? I'll be talking all things nutrition & fertility at this one-hour class at the Kittery Adult Ed Center on October 29th at 6 PM!
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Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Vegan, Macro Counting...which is best for fertility? I'll be clearing up the confusion and presenting the latest evidence behind nutrition recommendations and supplementation for optimal fertility. Partners are welcome (they need some nutrition help, too!)
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Link to sign up in my profile!
Did you miss my local class last month? Don't miss this one! * Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant soon or in the midst of fertility testing or treatment? I'll be talking all things nutrition & fertility at this one-hour class at the Kittery Adult Ed Center on October 29th at 6 PM! * Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Vegan, Macro Counting...which is best for fertility? I'll be clearing up the confusion and presenting the latest evidence behind nutrition recommendations and supplementation for optimal fertility. Partners are welcome (they need some nutrition help, too!) * Link to sign up in my profile!
Hope is an amazing thing. It can keep you going during the most difficult of times. Sometimes we have trouble finding hope, but remember it can always be found in God’s promises.
#miraclesinthemaking #infertilitysucks #godsgotthis #faithoverfear #ttccommunity
Take a look in the mirror. Really look. What do you see?
I see dark circles which weren’t there 4 months ago.
I see dry, grey skin, in desperate need of some love & care.
I see lines around my eyes & on my forehead, worsening as each month passes.
I see shoulders held high & tense.
I see a woman I no longer recognise. 
I see the whites in my eyes, clearer & more determined than ever.
I see a chin still held high.
I see a person who has known pain & is using that pain for strength.
I see someone more determined than ever before to go get their dream. 
I see a fighter, a warrior, a queen. 
I see the scars. I wear them proud.
What do you see?
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#blaw #whatdoyousee #mirror #ttccommunity #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #bekindalways #changetheending #infertilitysucks #mentalhealthawareness #ivfsisters
Take a look in the mirror. Really look. What do you see? I see dark circles which weren’t there 4 months ago. I see dry, grey skin, in desperate need of some love & care. I see lines around my eyes & on my forehead, worsening as each month passes. I see shoulders held high & tense. I see a woman I no longer recognise. I see the whites in my eyes, clearer & more determined than ever. I see a chin still held high. I see a person who has known pain & is using that pain for strength. I see someone more determined than ever before to go get their dream. I see a fighter, a warrior, a queen. I see the scars. I wear them proud. What do you see? . . . . . . . #blaw  #whatdoyousee  #mirror  #ttccommunity  #ivfcommunity  #ivfsupport  #bekindalways  #changetheending  #infertilitysucks  #mentalhealthawareness  #ivfsisters 
Why?
Because I want to be a Fit Grandma

YUP! You read that right.  I am 38 years young and on a mission to be a Fit Grandma. -
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➝ Because I want to be able to crawl around on the floor with my grand babies and run & jump with the grand kids.
➝ Because everything I do or don’t do today effects my days to come.
➝ Because I refuse to miss out on the moments ahead in life.
➝ Because I want to continue to hike, bike, kayak and golf into my 80’s!

For my current self, for my future self and for my family here and now & those yet to be. Call me crazy. I don’t mind ✌️ #thisisme #fitgrandma {thank you 90’s hip hop playlist on @spotify for helping me through today}
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#motivationquote #vibetribe #beyourbestself #beweird #youareenough #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #positiveaffirmations #positivityiskey #alwayspositive #silverlining #thinkhappy #choosehappy #morningthoughts #coffeefixoftheday  #coffeefix #huginamug #coffeeshopvibes #coffeetogo #plantbased #infertilitysucks #girlmom #onlychild #mumlife #momsofinstagram
Why? Because I want to be a Fit Grandma YUP! You read that right. I am 38 years young and on a mission to be a Fit Grandma. - - ➝ Because I want to be able to crawl around on the floor with my grand babies and run & jump with the grand kids. ➝ Because everything I do or don’t do today effects my days to come. ➝ Because I refuse to miss out on the moments ahead in life. ➝ Because I want to continue to hike, bike, kayak and golf into my 80’s! For my current self, for my future self and for my family here and now & those yet to be. Call me crazy. I don’t mind ✌️ #thisisme  #fitgrandma  {thank you 90’s hip hop playlist on @spotify for helping me through today} . . . . . . . . #motivationquote  #vibetribe  #beyourbestself  #beweird  #youareenough  #mindsetmatters  #mindsetshift  #positiveaffirmations  #positivityiskey  #alwayspositive  #silverlining  #thinkhappy  #choosehappy  #morningthoughts  #coffeefixoftheday  #coffeefix  #huginamug  #coffeeshopvibes  #coffeetogo  #plantbased  #infertilitysucks  #girlmom  #onlychild  #mumlife  #momsofinstagram 
We’ve been waiting 2 1/2 months for this appointment today, but we’ve been waiting 2 1/2 years for the next steps that will follow. I’m trying to find the words to express how I’m feeling, but I honestly don’t know.
Please, before you give your advice, your “stay positives”, your “try not to be stressed”, and any other tips you may think we might want to hear, please be very careful. We’ve had 3 failed IUI’s, I’ve been on months of hormones, I’ve done acupuncture, essential oils, altered my workouts, and many other things that most people don’t know about. I’ve been poked and prodded, and cried silently on the floor countless times. Please be cautious when giving your two cents, I can’t tell you the guilt that comes when someone says to try ___, and it’s something we haven’t done. We know it is usually coming from a gentle place, but if you only knew the emotions that go along with infertility, you may stay silent.
Today I’m looking for hope. I’m asking for prayer. I’m holding onto what I have. Jus and I appreciate you all on this journey with us, and we love you for it.
#lifewiththeahrens 
#infertilitysucks #1in8
We’ve been waiting 2 1/2 months for this appointment today, but we’ve been waiting 2 1/2 years for the next steps that will follow. I’m trying to find the words to express how I’m feeling, but I honestly don’t know. Please, before you give your advice, your “stay positives”, your “try not to be stressed”, and any other tips you may think we might want to hear, please be very careful. We’ve had 3 failed IUI’s, I’ve been on months of hormones, I’ve done acupuncture, essential oils, altered my workouts, and many other things that most people don’t know about. I’ve been poked and prodded, and cried silently on the floor countless times. Please be cautious when giving your two cents, I can’t tell you the guilt that comes when someone says to try ___, and it’s something we haven’t done. We know it is usually coming from a gentle place, but if you only knew the emotions that go along with infertility, you may stay silent. Today I’m looking for hope. I’m asking for prayer. I’m holding onto what I have. Jus and I appreciate you all on this journey with us, and we love you for it. #lifewiththeahrens  #infertilitysucks  #1in8 
And just like that, a month has already gone by since we've started keto! The best thing about keto is that it has significantly helped with my insulin resistance and kickstarted a period naturally (after 5 days of starting keto, 3 months after my last one!) I've been reading so many success stories of keto helping so many women with PCOS conceive (even naturally after a long run with fertility drugs and treatments!) and I'm really hoping I can one day share my own success story. It's not even about losing weight anymore, although that is an added benefit and something that we are going to continue to work on. It's about doing what we can in our power to give ourselves the best chance of creating our baby. There's really NO ounce in my body that is tempted or has any desire to cheat. Goodbye sugar, goodbye starch, goodbye (most) carbs. I don't need you. EYES ON THE PRIZE. 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻
And just like that, a month has already gone by since we've started keto! The best thing about keto is that it has significantly helped with my insulin resistance and kickstarted a period naturally (after 5 days of starting keto, 3 months after my last one!) I've been reading so many success stories of keto helping so many women with PCOS conceive (even naturally after a long run with fertility drugs and treatments!) and I'm really hoping I can one day share my own success story. It's not even about losing weight anymore, although that is an added benefit and something that we are going to continue to work on. It's about doing what we can in our power to give ourselves the best chance of creating our baby. There's really NO ounce in my body that is tempted or has any desire to cheat. Goodbye sugar, goodbye starch, goodbye (most) carbs. I don't need you. EYES ON THE PRIZE. 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻
#pcosphotochallenge Day 2 - When I was diagnosed... I honestly wasn’t surprised. Luckily I had heard of PCOS before and had a very strong suspicion. I matched up with almost every single symptom. For years I didn’t know what was up with me and why I was broken because all my friends functioned normally. When I got engaged and went to go get my IUD, they asked me when my last period was. It had been well past a year and so they had me do an endometrial biopsy. I honestly think back to then and wonder why I wasn’t further investigated for infertility problems? I know I had blood work done but I never heard anything from it. I remember sitting on the couch and finding @elliemecham and @jaredmecham and their vlogs... she was talking about her fertility issues she’s faced and she said something about PCOS and my gut flipped. I knew that’s exactly what I had. I studied and sure enough. All the pieces came together. Thanks to E&J and their willingness to share, I finally knew... so they day I was told I had PCOS I honestly wasn’t shocked. I was relieved to finally know with a surety that this was what was happening and now I knew a little more clearly what my options were. But even though I knew beforehand, I still remember being sad. Because it was a conformation that I was indeed broken... I stayed hopefully as I found an amazingly huge and supportive community of beautiful women going through exactly what I was going through. I did do some retail therapy and bought some comfort food (shout out to the provera they prescribed me the day I found out). But I am so grateful to Ellie for sharing her story and being open, you helped me, and I hope I in turn can help someone else by sharing my story. ❤️
#pcosphotochallenge  Day 2 - When I was diagnosed... I honestly wasn’t surprised. Luckily I had heard of PCOS before and had a very strong suspicion. I matched up with almost every single symptom. For years I didn’t know what was up with me and why I was broken because all my friends functioned normally. When I got engaged and went to go get my IUD, they asked me when my last period was. It had been well past a year and so they had me do an endometrial biopsy. I honestly think back to then and wonder why I wasn’t further investigated for infertility problems? I know I had blood work done but I never heard anything from it. I remember sitting on the couch and finding @elliemecham and @jaredmecham and their vlogs... she was talking about her fertility issues she’s faced and she said something about PCOS and my gut flipped. I knew that’s exactly what I had. I studied and sure enough. All the pieces came together. Thanks to E&J and their willingness to share, I finally knew... so they day I was told I had PCOS I honestly wasn’t shocked. I was relieved to finally know with a surety that this was what was happening and now I knew a little more clearly what my options were. But even though I knew beforehand, I still remember being sad. Because it was a conformation that I was indeed broken... I stayed hopefully as I found an amazingly huge and supportive community of beautiful women going through exactly what I was going through. I did do some retail therapy and bought some comfort food (shout out to the provera they prescribed me the day I found out). But I am so grateful to Ellie for sharing her story and being open, you helped me, and I hope I in turn can help someone else by sharing my story. ❤️
How many of you start a "diet" in time to get that summer bod and then fall off the wagon when fall weather hits because you can just cover up in big loose sweaters so there's no reason to be healthy? There's also no reason to start a health journey with the holidays coming up, right? Used to be 🙋. Health is not just 3 months out of the year. It's EVERYDAY for the whole year. We work so hard at the beginning of the year, fall off, and then have to start alllll over again..isn't it exhausting? 😣 I'm so glad I broke that cycle. Are you ready to break that crazy, exhausting cycle? To feel good, have energy, reach your health goals, and still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and not have to start all over again!? I'm taking 🖑 ladies who are ready to break that cycle and reach their health goals! Get support and motivation from other ladies working towards similar goals!  Want more info on my upcoming bootcamp? Message me!
How many of you start a "diet" in time to get that summer bod and then fall off the wagon when fall weather hits because you can just cover up in big loose sweaters so there's no reason to be healthy? There's also no reason to start a health journey with the holidays coming up, right? Used to be 🙋. Health is not just 3 months out of the year. It's EVERYDAY for the whole year. We work so hard at the beginning of the year, fall off, and then have to start alllll over again..isn't it exhausting? 😣 I'm so glad I broke that cycle. Are you ready to break that crazy, exhausting cycle? To feel good, have energy, reach your health goals, and still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and not have to start all over again!? I'm taking 🖑 ladies who are ready to break that cycle and reach their health goals! Get support and motivation from other ladies working towards similar goals! Want more info on my upcoming bootcamp? Message me!
#Repost @ut_infertility_resource with @get_repost .
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So excited to involved with this great event coming up next weekend! Link in profile...and join us for amazing presentations, lunch, great vendors, and some incredible giveaways!!!
#Repost  @ut_infertility_resource with @get_repost . . . So excited to involved with this great event coming up next weekend! Link in profile...and join us for amazing presentations, lunch, great vendors, and some incredible giveaways!!!
Had another appointment to check my lining and E2 levels this morning. My lining was already not where they wanted it to be on Monday and has thinned even more since then. I’m so stressed they’re going to cancel my fet. .
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#fertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #pcos #infertility #pcossupport #pcosttc #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #readytobeamommy #pcosweightloss #pcosweightlossjourney #pcosfighter #infertilitysucks #unexplainedinfertility #readyforababy #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivfbaby
#ivf #baby #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #letsmakeababy #ivffirsttimer #fet
Had another appointment to check my lining and E2 levels this morning. My lining was already not where they wanted it to be on Monday and has thinned even more since then. I’m so stressed they’re going to cancel my fet. . . . . . . #fertility  #infertilityawareness  #infertilityjourney  #weightloss  #weightlossmotivation  #pcos  #infertility  #pcossupport  #pcosttc  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttcsisters  #readytobeamommy  #pcosweightloss  #pcosweightlossjourney  #pcosfighter  #infertilitysucks  #unexplainedinfertility  #readyforababy  #ivfsupport  #ivfsisters  #ivfbaby  #ivf  #baby  #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #letsmakeababy  #ivffirsttimer  #fet 
Just got the call, 1st trigger tonight and retrieval is Friday morning!!! Let’s go, today’s affirmation screams success!! ✨✨✨✨🤞🏼🤞🏼🎉🎉
Just got the call, 1st trigger tonight and retrieval is Friday morning!!! Let’s go, today’s affirmation screams success!! ✨✨✨✨🤞🏼🤞🏼🎉🎉
Last lot of stims done 👊🏻today’s scan went well and egg collection is on! Trigger shot tonight 💉 #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttc #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfnhs #nhs #fertilitysupport #infertilityawareness #lastdayofstims #lastinjection #meriofert #readytopullthetrigger
I watched @griefunfolding stories last night and I’m so grateful that she found the courage to share. She said ‘it’s okay to grieve’ and it resonated with me and stayed with me. I say that to my clients all the time, but I also have to give myself permission to grieve as My grief which might be deeper than others which might be slower than others ... 🧡🧡 .
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Grief is a human experience and I think we should all learn to grieve and lean into it more - I think we would heal on a much deeper level. ✨✨✨ love, Jenn xo
I watched @griefunfolding stories last night and I’m so grateful that she found the courage to share. She said ‘it’s okay to grieve’ and it resonated with me and stayed with me. I say that to my clients all the time, but I also have to give myself permission to grieve as My grief which might be deeper than others which might be slower than others ... 🧡🧡 . . . Grief is a human experience and I think we should all learn to grieve and lean into it more - I think we would heal on a much deeper level. ✨✨✨ love, Jenn xo
Went into Hallmark and saw these ornaments 😍
Not for the tree, but definitely getting one.
#pineapple #infertilitysucks #hope
Use the mute feature in instagram when you need it.
The pregnancy announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is wonderful news (although they did announce it on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - really, they did) but it got me thinking about how hurtful posts like this can be for those with infertility and miscarriage. .
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Social media is full of baby announcements, gender reveal videos, baby showers, and on and on and on. 
These are momentous, wonderful events to share but when you’re struggling to complete your family - it can feel like everyone else has what you desire most in the world..
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Use the mute feature in instagram when you need it. That friend who is blasting baby bump photos is a wonderful, dear friend and you are truly happy for her - BUT use the mute (temporarily) for self preservation. You aren’t ‘unfollowing’ her or 'unfriending' her - you just need a break. .
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To mute someone, tap on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner of their post. A list of options will show up, one of which is Mute. You'll then have the option to mute only photo posts, only story posts, or both. Alternatively, you can mute someone by visiting their profile, or with a long press on a story...
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#notbroken #fertility #selfcare #miscarriage #inferility #womenshealth  #ivf #ivfmiracle #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #ivfcommunity #infertilitycommunity #ivfwarrior #pcos #author #medicine #health #physician #doctor #md #showmeyour🍍
Use the mute feature in instagram when you need it. The pregnancy announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is wonderful news (although they did announce it on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - really, they did) but it got me thinking about how hurtful posts like this can be for those with infertility and miscarriage. . 🥚 Social media is full of baby announcements, gender reveal videos, baby showers, and on and on and on. These are momentous, wonderful events to share but when you’re struggling to complete your family - it can feel like everyone else has what you desire most in the world.. 🥚 Use the mute feature in instagram when you need it. That friend who is blasting baby bump photos is a wonderful, dear friend and you are truly happy for her - BUT use the mute (temporarily) for self preservation. You aren’t ‘unfollowing’ her or 'unfriending' her - you just need a break. . 🥚 To mute someone, tap on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner of their post. A list of options will show up, one of which is Mute. You'll then have the option to mute only photo posts, only story posts, or both. Alternatively, you can mute someone by visiting their profile, or with a long press on a story... 🥚 🥚 🥚 #notbroken  #fertility  #selfcare  #miscarriage  #inferility  #womenshealth  #ivf  #ivfmiracle  #ivfsuccess  #ivfwarrior  #infertilitysucks  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #infertilityjourney  #infertilityawareness  #ivfcommunity  #infertilitycommunity  #ivfwarrior  #pcos  #author  #medicine  #health  #physician  #doctor  #md  #showmeyour 🍍
I mean, it’s great if you can. But sometimes the moment just sucks. 🤷‍♀️
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Do you have questions about Starfish Infertility Foundation? Wonderful!! We have the answers!!
Do you have questions about Starfish Infertility Foundation? Wonderful!! We have the answers!!
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” - F Scott Fitzgerald .
Walking down the hall at work today, something made me stop and snap a quick picture. This picture is beautiful to me, still and calm. Through my coaching job and personal development work, I’m learning to work on myself and find my sense of calm and balance. I hope and pray everyone struggling in their life finds the path to a beautiful life balance. Xoxo
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#haveabeautifulday #herestohoping #fallbeauty #thepathforward #choosetomoveforward #infertilitysucks #jointhejourney #workonyourself #stilllife #outthewindow #calmandcrisp
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” - F Scott Fitzgerald . Walking down the hall at work today, something made me stop and snap a quick picture. This picture is beautiful to me, still and calm. Through my coaching job and personal development work, I’m learning to work on myself and find my sense of calm and balance. I hope and pray everyone struggling in their life finds the path to a beautiful life balance. Xoxo . . . #haveabeautifulday  #herestohoping  #fallbeauty  #thepathforward  #choosetomoveforward  #infertilitysucks  #jointhejourney  #workonyourself  #stilllife  #outthewindow  #calmandcrisp 
Do I just realised we got hubby semen results back before holidays and I forgot to share. So everything is as it should be except his morphology (demonstrated in the picture above) so we plan to cut some things out of his diet and get him on a male fertility supplement unless you guys have any other ideas ? 💕😁
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#morphology #ttc #ttcuk #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #semen #life
Do I just realised we got hubby semen results back before holidays and I forgot to share. So everything is as it should be except his morphology (demonstrated in the picture above) so we plan to cut some things out of his diet and get him on a male fertility supplement unless you guys have any other ideas ? 💕😁 . . . #morphology  #ttc  #ttcuk  #ttcsupport  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttcsisters  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #semen  #life 
Four years ago this little nugget made me a mom x2💙. They say strong-willed children are natural born leaders. If that’s the case, this little girl here is gonna be President one day!❤️❤️ Thank you, my sweet n sassy little for all the fun and laughter you’ve given me. Cheers to the big FOUR!🙌🏻🎂
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Four years ago this little nugget made me a mom x2💙. They say strong-willed children are natural born leaders. If that’s the case, this little girl here is gonna be President one day!❤️❤️ Thank you, my sweet n sassy little for all the fun and laughter you’ve given me. Cheers to the big FOUR!🙌🏻🎂 • • • • • #motherhood  #momlife  #hotmessmom  #hotmessparent  #foodallergymom  #candidchildhood  #uniteinmotherhood  #mumlife  #motherhoodunplugged  #pcos  #postpartumbody  #pcosweightloss  #ttcsisters  #pcosfighter  #postpartumfitness  #momswithcameras  #postpartumweightloss  #parenting  #infertility  #motherhoodrising  #ttccommunity  #infertilitysucks  #dailyparenting  #littleandbrave  #letthekids  #momtogs  #clickinmoms  #foodallergymom  #kidfoodallergies  #hotmessparent 
SHARING || This is my reality ✨✨
A rainbow box + A photo - 
So if a photo of 
my daughter 
MY daughter 
is making you 
upset 
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know
that loss
isn’t contiguous
AND 
let’s learn to hold 
space for all 
I get the anxiety 
I get the fears 
I get the self preservation 
I have been pregnant after loss 
AND 
It’s not easy - OMG ! 
But please know that as I share and not hide my truth and 
love for my daughter 
and thus allow others to share their love and FEEL less alone 
it doesn’t mean 
that you will experience the same 
It doesn’t mean that it will happen to you 
I truly believe that we all need to learn to hold space for each other and in that is where the healing process digs deep. 
In time ...
hold space for pregnant women 
hold space for newborn babies 
hold space for parents who have lost 
hold space for babies who have died 
AND 
respect ALL space AND ALL needs 
It’s a world that we all live in 
And a world we all need to make sense of 🧡

I guess what I’m saying is - we all have our challenges and it’s in the space and respect we hold for each other and what we choose for ourselves that allows for healing and living. Choose to share or not. Choose to read or not. Choose to unplug or not ✨✨✨✨-
I’m sharing this here because I want you to know that we do not need to feel guilty sharing or scared to share or not to share our memories - even if they are different from others. If this BLAW and month is too much - UNPLUG - we will be here for you when you get back. 
With love j xx 
inspired by @lifewithsarahjade’s post - love your courage ✨✨
SHARING || This is my reality ✨✨ A rainbow box + A photo - So if a photo of my daughter MY daughter is making you upset please know that loss isn’t contiguous AND let’s learn to hold space for all I get the anxiety I get the fears I get the self preservation I have been pregnant after loss AND It’s not easy - OMG ! But please know that as I share and not hide my truth and love for my daughter and thus allow others to share their love and FEEL less alone it doesn’t mean that you will experience the same It doesn’t mean that it will happen to you I truly believe that we all need to learn to hold space for each other and in that is where the healing process digs deep. In time ... hold space for pregnant women hold space for newborn babies hold space for parents who have lost hold space for babies who have died AND respect ALL space AND ALL needs It’s a world that we all live in And a world we all need to make sense of 🧡 I guess what I’m saying is - we all have our challenges and it’s in the space and respect we hold for each other and what we choose for ourselves that allows for healing and living. Choose to share or not. Choose to read or not. Choose to unplug or not ✨✨✨✨- I’m sharing this here because I want you to know that we do not need to feel guilty sharing or scared to share or not to share our memories - even if they are different from others. If this BLAW and month is too much - UNPLUG - we will be here for you when you get back. With love j xx inspired by @lifewithsarahjade’s post - love your courage ✨✨
Retrieval time!  Hoping for a few good quality eggs!  #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney
2 Hour drive back from our third blood draw and third ultrasound. If you’re wondering what they are looking for in my ultrasounds, look at those black ‘hole’ like images on the poster. Those are follicles. Those will grow eggs. And from that, my Dr. will retrieve those mature eggs next week. We are on track.. my nurse said if anything they may cut back on my #stims since everything is looking really great! 
This, of course, worries me. What if I overstimulate and we have to stop. Ugh. One more thing to add to my plate of emotions. I will try to remain positive!! I’ll be driving back up (2 hours) tomorrow night after work for another appointment Friday morning. 
#thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfstims #ultrasound #bloodwork #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage
2 Hour drive back from our third blood draw and third ultrasound. If you’re wondering what they are looking for in my ultrasounds, look at those black ‘hole’ like images on the poster. Those are follicles. Those will grow eggs. And from that, my Dr. will retrieve those mature eggs next week. We are on track.. my nurse said if anything they may cut back on my #stims  since everything is looking really great! This, of course, worries me. What if I overstimulate and we have to stop. Ugh. One more thing to add to my plate of emotions. I will try to remain positive!! I’ll be driving back up (2 hours) tomorrow night after work for another appointment Friday morning. #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #ivf  #ivfjourney  #ivfcommunity  #ivfsupport  #ivfstims  #ultrasound  #bloodwork  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcaftermiscarriage 
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility. It can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression and eating disorders. If  you have been diagnosed with PCOS and are experiencing psychological distress look for a therapist.  You can go to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (asrm) website and search for a fertility counselor close to you. Your mental health matters ! #pcos #infertilitysucks #infertility #asrm #psychologyofinfertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #tryingtoconceive
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility. It can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression and eating disorders. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS and are experiencing psychological distress look for a therapist. You can go to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (asrm) website and search for a fertility counselor close to you. Your mental health matters ! #pcos  #infertilitysucks  #infertility  #asrm  #psychologyofinfertility  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitysupport  #tryingtoconceive 
Have you ever heard the saying that you are the average of the 5 people you hang out with most?⠀
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In all seriousness though, I never thought my #infertilityjourney would be the spark for personal growth that it has been. The silver lining in many ways is that this mountain pushed me to get stronger and find a way over it. ⠀
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Have you ever heard the saying that you are the average of the 5 people you hang out with most?⠀ ⠀ So basically I’m the sum of a toddler and a bunch of teenagers 😂😂 it explains a lot 😆⠀ ⠀ In all seriousness though, I never thought my #infertilityjourney  would be the spark for personal growth that it has been. The silver lining in many ways is that this mountain pushed me to get stronger and find a way over it. ⠀ ⠀ How has your infertility journey surprised you with something positive in your life?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #infertility  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysucks  #ihadamiscarriage  #miscarriageawarenss  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsupport  #pregnancyloss  #pregnancylossawareness  #infertilityjourney  #infertilityblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #ivfjourney  #infertilitywarrior  #ownyourstory  #brenebrown  #girlwashyourface  #honestinsta 
Taking a break from all the toddler spam here! Planning to get back on track and go Whole30-ish/anti inflammatory approach again next week after a few months of letting the emotions and hormones of fertility meds take the front seat.
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These paleo crab cakes are soooo good that I’ll be making another batch soon. Served with a salad of spinach and arugula dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.
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#Whole30 #whole30approved #pcos #pcosdiet #paleo #infertilitysucks #honestmotherhood #momtruths #knowyourworth #motherhoodisdarling #letthembelittle #nothingisordinary #candidchildhood #magicofchildhood #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight #littleandbrave #thingsiwanttoremember #toddlermom #momlife #motherhoodunplugged #candidmotherhood #documentyourdays
Taking a break from all the toddler spam here! Planning to get back on track and go Whole30-ish/anti inflammatory approach again next week after a few months of letting the emotions and hormones of fertility meds take the front seat. . These paleo crab cakes are soooo good that I’ll be making another batch soon. Served with a salad of spinach and arugula dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. . . . #Whole30  #whole30approved  #pcos  #pcosdiet  #paleo  #infertilitysucks  #honestmotherhood  #momtruths  #knowyourworth  #motherhoodisdarling  #letthembelittle  #nothingisordinary  #candidchildhood  #magicofchildhood  #livethelittlethings  #flashesofdelight  #littleandbrave  #thingsiwanttoremember  #toddlermom  #momlife  #motherhoodunplugged  #candidmotherhood  #documentyourdays 
Recent article I wrote on the fascinating subject of vitamin D. It has so many functions in the body and is especially important to children’s health!
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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for fertility, pregnancy, and the health of your future baby! ⠀
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#vitamind #vitamind3 #womenshealth #reproductivehealth #naturalfertility #naturalhealthcare #functionalmedicine #naturalfertilityinfo #fertility #fertilitytips #fertilitydiet #fertilitynutrition #fertilitysupport #fertilityawareness #fertilitysupport #fertiltystruggles #tryingtoconceive #ttc #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #preconception #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitysucks⠀
Recent article I wrote on the fascinating subject of vitamin D. It has so many functions in the body and is especially important to children’s health! #repost  @tinyfeet.co . . . Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for fertility, pregnancy, and the health of your future baby! ⠀ ⠀ Unfortunately, most doctors are not routinely testing vitamin D levels in pregnant women or those trying to conceive. This is a missed opportunity to help women optimize their reproductive health and prevent future chronic illness in their children. ⠀ ⠀ Check out our blog article (link in profile) to learn more about why vitamin D is so important and what you can do to make sure you get enough both before and during pregnancy!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #vitamind  #vitamind3  #womenshealth  #reproductivehealth  #naturalfertility  #naturalhealthcare  #functionalmedicine  #naturalfertilityinfo  #fertility  #fertilitytips  #fertilitydiet  #fertilitynutrition  #fertilitysupport  #fertilityawareness  #fertilitysupport  #fertiltystruggles  #tryingtoconceive  #ttc  #ttcsupport  #ttccommunity  #preconception  #infertility  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysupport  #infertilitysucks ⠀
This scene was a bit too real for me. After seven years of unexplained infertility we decided to do IVF. The preliminary test (ovarian assessment report) showed that I had zero viable eggs. The test went so badly that they were sure it was a mistake and they made me do it again. A few weeks later my husband and I sat across from the doctor as he told us that even with IVF we had close to a 0% chance of success. In the end I was grateful to finally know that adoption was our path, but I will never forget the feeling I had in that room.

#thisisus #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #beatinginfertility #adoption #adoptionrocks
This scene was a bit too real for me. After seven years of unexplained infertility we decided to do IVF. The preliminary test (ovarian assessment report) showed that I had zero viable eggs. The test went so badly that they were sure it was a mistake and they made me do it again. A few weeks later my husband and I sat across from the doctor as he told us that even with IVF we had close to a 0% chance of success. In the end I was grateful to finally know that adoption was our path, but I will never forget the feeling I had in that room. #thisisus  #infertility  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysucks  #beatinginfertility  #adoption  #adoptionrocks 
Hola chicas y aquí me encuentro #icsi  has llegado ! A la noche los 💉💉 el sábado control y será diferido mientras mejoran mis arterias y luego realizó el #testera así que a poner los ovarios el corazón y el alma gracias a todas por leerme a @estonomelocontaron porque me cuenta todo aquello que nunca pensé que pasaría y junto a Baby me acompaña con toda su generosidad, eres grande! 
A todas un abrazo enorme enorme que acorte distancias #fertilidad #reproduccionasistida  #seremama #infertilpandy #infertilitysucks 
Les dije que adoro a mí doctora de @pregna.medicinareproductiva seguro que si ❤️ soy la persona más pesada del mundo vamos niñas a poner todo y si nos cansamos vale sentarse hasta tomar fuerza, pero atrás ni para coger impulso. 
#gonal #menopur y luego les muestro mí batería de vitaminas
Hola chicas y aquí me encuentro #icsi  has llegado ! A la noche los 💉💉 el sábado control y será diferido mientras mejoran mis arterias y luego realizó el #testera  así que a poner los ovarios el corazón y el alma gracias a todas por leerme a @estonomelocontaron porque me cuenta todo aquello que nunca pensé que pasaría y junto a Baby me acompaña con toda su generosidad, eres grande! A todas un abrazo enorme enorme que acorte distancias #fertilidad  #reproduccionasistida  #seremama  #infertilpandy  #infertilitysucks  Les dije que adoro a mí doctora de @pregna.medicinareproductiva seguro que si ❤️ soy la persona más pesada del mundo vamos niñas a poner todo y si nos cansamos vale sentarse hasta tomar fuerza, pero atrás ni para coger impulso. #gonal  #menopur  y luego les muestro mí batería de vitaminas
Spent this afternoon creating my own IVF milestone cards. I saw some on etsy and they're like £30 for 13 pieces of card? Like IVF is already so expensive. Not paying that when I can make my own ❤️
#infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity
Pink or Blue? All we care about is a healthy baby! But that doesn’t mean we aren’t still excited! #pregantafterloss #aprilbaby #thelittlestwillis #iuisuccess #teamhealthybaby
Anna Nicole (@annarracn) from Edinburgh (UK) has suffered from endometriosis symptoms since she was 12, but was only officially diagnosed at 18, after doctors repeatedly insisted she had digestive or mental health issues, and even removed her appendix!
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At age 16, one gynecologist suggested she was TOO YOUNG to have endometriosis and instead shamed her for being sexually active at that age.
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She finally found a doctor who was willing to operate two years later. But the pain only subsided for a couple of years after that surgery, and Anna was admitted to the hospital again with extreme pelvic pain. She was discharged from the hospital without any pain relief. During a follow-up appointment one year later, it was decided that another surgery was needed. The day of her 2nd surgery finally came after an 11 month wait, only to be told after waking up that the first surgery was not done properly, as no excision had been performed, and the endometriosis was severe and widespread. It was a challenge to remove endometriosis from the ureters without damaging them.
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"You have the right to ask questions and challenge decisions. This has spread to other areas of my life, I feel empowered. I do my research and I ask those questions.  I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I convinced myself that it was in my head and that I was selfish for complaining. Sometimes I am frustrated with my body and I worry what will happen in the future. I’m hopeful my endo will not come back with a vengeance!"
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Anna Nicole (@annarracn) from Edinburgh (UK) has suffered from endometriosis symptoms since she was 12, but was only officially diagnosed at 18, after doctors repeatedly insisted she had digestive or mental health issues, and even removed her appendix! . At age 16, one gynecologist suggested she was TOO YOUNG to have endometriosis and instead shamed her for being sexually active at that age. . She finally found a doctor who was willing to operate two years later. But the pain only subsided for a couple of years after that surgery, and Anna was admitted to the hospital again with extreme pelvic pain. She was discharged from the hospital without any pain relief. During a follow-up appointment one year later, it was decided that another surgery was needed. The day of her 2nd surgery finally came after an 11 month wait, only to be told after waking up that the first surgery was not done properly, as no excision had been performed, and the endometriosis was severe and widespread. It was a challenge to remove endometriosis from the ureters without damaging them. . Anna Nicole reminds us to become skilled at listening to our body and urging professionals to believe us. . "You have the right to ask questions and challenge decisions. This has spread to other areas of my life, I feel empowered. I do my research and I ask those questions. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I convinced myself that it was in my head and that I was selfish for complaining. Sometimes I am frustrated with my body and I worry what will happen in the future. I’m hopeful my endo will not come back with a vengeance!" . #WarriorWednesday 
🥚 Fertilization Report 🥚 
Good News: 15 eggs retrieved 13 of good quality 10 fertilized!! We go back Sunday for transfer!!! #ivf #infertility #infertilitysupport #ivfjourney #infertilitysucks #eggretrieval #fertilizationreport
#af showed up today. I’m disappointed but not surprised. I wasn’t holding my breath that we were pregnant but there is always that little voice of hope in the back of your mind that maybe, just maybe, it would happen. Here’s to trying again naturally this cycle. *
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The 3CC day-6 embryo I have on board from our transfer last week. My egg donor (a close friend) is 37, which may be why the embryos have all been a little sluggish. Currently trying to convince said embryo that my reproductive system is sluggish too, so it’s a match made in heaven. Five more days until we find out if my argument was convincing. #pupo #embryotransfer #pleasestick
The 3CC day-6 embryo I have on board from our transfer last week. My egg donor (a close friend) is 37, which may be why the embryos have all been a little sluggish. Currently trying to convince said embryo that my reproductive system is sluggish too, so it’s a match made in heaven. Five more days until we find out if my argument was convincing. #pupo  #embryotransfer  #pleasestick 
I’m terrible at remembering things. So, although I turn #26weeks tomorrow, I snapped my 25 week shot yesterday and here we are (better late than never, right?). I’ve been making far healthier choices this pregnancy, yet somehow, I’m already pacing ahead of schedule in the weight gain department—I gained 10 lbs in 4 weeks 🤦🏼‍♀️ You could say I’ve been stressing out a bit over that news, but then Monday happened. Monday was infant and pregnancy loss awareness day. Everyone who has lost a baby lit a candle at 7pm that night, so I lit two for both our angels in heaven. That night reminded me of the pain we went through and how hard we worked to conceive this pregnancy, so I’m choosing to not worry too much over what weight I gain, focus on carrying a healthy baby, and simply being thankful that I’m getting to witness the miracle of growing a child all over again. It truly is a miracle. ✨
I’m terrible at remembering things. So, although I turn #26weeks  tomorrow, I snapped my 25 week shot yesterday and here we are (better late than never, right?). I’ve been making far healthier choices this pregnancy, yet somehow, I’m already pacing ahead of schedule in the weight gain department—I gained 10 lbs in 4 weeks 🤦🏼‍♀️ You could say I’ve been stressing out a bit over that news, but then Monday happened. Monday was infant and pregnancy loss awareness day. Everyone who has lost a baby lit a candle at 7pm that night, so I lit two for both our angels in heaven. That night reminded me of the pain we went through and how hard we worked to conceive this pregnancy, so I’m choosing to not worry too much over what weight I gain, focus on carrying a healthy baby, and simply being thankful that I’m getting to witness the miracle of growing a child all over again. It truly is a miracle. ✨
🌱In 2018 veganism is on the rise.
If you're a vegan who is trying to conceive, keep in mind that diet plays a role in your fertility.
Make sure you get the nutrients you need that are conducive to a healthy body. These include:
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#islandfertility #fertilityfacts #fertilityeducation #Vegan #veganmom #veganparents #malefertility #islandfertility #fertility #pregnancy #ivf #infertility #commack #longisland #commackny #miscarriage #fertilityjourney #fertilitytreatment #fertilitydiet #healthylifestyle #infertilitysucks #infertilidad #infertile #eggfreezing #cryopreservation
🌱In 2018 veganism is on the rise. If you're a vegan who is trying to conceive, keep in mind that diet plays a role in your fertility. Make sure you get the nutrients you need that are conducive to a healthy body. These include: 🍚complex carbohydrates 🥗fiber 💪protein 🛢omega 3 and 6 ‘good’ fats 💊vitamins and minerals ˙ Come back tomorrow to find out which nutrients exactly are recommended for HIM ˙ . ˙ #islandfertility  #fertilityfacts  #fertilityeducation  #Vegan  #veganmom  #veganparents  #malefertility  #islandfertility  #fertility  #pregnancy  #ivf  #infertility  #commack  #longisland  #commackny  #miscarriage  #fertilityjourney  #fertilitytreatment  #fertilitydiet  #healthylifestyle  #infertilitysucks  #infertilidad  #infertile  #eggfreezing  #cryopreservation 
My day consists of hot water bottles, and reading Harry Potter curled up in bed 😩 seriously can’t deal with this anymore •
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My day consists of hot water bottles, and reading Harry Potter curled up in bed 😩 seriously can’t deal with this anymore • • • • • • #endometriosis  #womenwithendometriosis  #adenomyosis  #wwendomarch  #endowarrior  #endosisters  #pelvicpain  #diagnosis  #awareness  #support  #education  #pcos  #fibroids  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #laparoscopy  #minimalinvasive  #endometriosisawareness  #harrypotter  #reading  #hotwaterbottles  #bedbound  #sickofthis 
Today is one of those days where I really hate infertility. 😑 just over it . Can we just have a baby already ?? #infertilitysucks #infertility #comeon #letitbeoversoon #l
Today’s #WCW Women Crush Wednesday goes out to ALL ladies today!!! We may have a minor delay in achieving our hearts desire, but guess what?! WE ARE STRONG, WE ARE KIND, WE ARE IMPORTANT!!! NEVER STOP DREAMING, BELIEVING OR ACHIEVING!! Today FFCG SALUTES YOU!!! Have a great Wednesday!! #infertilitysucks #gladiator #infertility #nevergiveup💪 #patience #ffcg #hope #holdontohope #love #women #wcw #womencrushwednesday #believe
There is so much to do when preparing the body for pregnancy. To prepare for a pregnancy, it is advised to avoid a lot of chemicals and it can be difficult to navigate some. Let’s begin by talking about some of the biggest culprits in the chemical world that can hamper our fertility the most.

BPA
Bisphenol A is a popular chemical that has been proven to cause many health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, liver toxicity, and most recently infertility. It is known as an “estrogen disrupter” and can cause changes to our systems biologically. Researchers have determined that women who have been exposed to higher rates of BP are at a high risk of producing fewer embryos during an IVF. This means they are also less likely to get pregnant because those eggs you do produce, may be abnormal. Even ladies who are trying to conceive without medical interventions are more likely to produce abnormal eggs. This will cause difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Although companies are reducing the use of BPA or switching the product used instead, it is still alarming where it can be found. Products such as food storage containers, dishes, food and drink containers, such as canned foods, and even paper receipts.

Phthalates
Phthalates are considered a type of “endocrine disruptor”. They can be found in almost any product including your perfume, cleaning supplies, fabric softener, food containers, make up , and nail polish. Phthalates can affect your estrogen production. This will in turn affect the quality of eggs you produce, how an egg is fertilized, and even the lining of your uterus for an embryo to attach to.
Women who have high exposure to phthalates are at a higher risk of miscarriage, even before she knows she is pregnant. It has also been linked to higher rates of endometriosis. To reduce your exposure, you will need to clean out a lot of the products you are most likely using.

OTHER TOXINS TO AVOID
There are of course other toxins that can be harmful to you, especially while trying to conceive. You can read about them on theivfwarrior.ca (link in bio). @kaylabegleyhc - Health Coach
There is so much to do when preparing the body for pregnancy. To prepare for a pregnancy, it is advised to avoid a lot of chemicals and it can be difficult to navigate some. Let’s begin by talking about some of the biggest culprits in the chemical world that can hamper our fertility the most. BPA Bisphenol A is a popular chemical that has been proven to cause many health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, liver toxicity, and most recently infertility. It is known as an “estrogen disrupter” and can cause changes to our systems biologically. Researchers have determined that women who have been exposed to higher rates of BP are at a high risk of producing fewer embryos during an IVF. This means they are also less likely to get pregnant because those eggs you do produce, may be abnormal. Even ladies who are trying to conceive without medical interventions are more likely to produce abnormal eggs. This will cause difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Although companies are reducing the use of BPA or switching the product used instead, it is still alarming where it can be found. Products such as food storage containers, dishes, food and drink containers, such as canned foods, and even paper receipts. Phthalates Phthalates are considered a type of “endocrine disruptor”. They can be found in almost any product including your perfume, cleaning supplies, fabric softener, food containers, make up , and nail polish. Phthalates can affect your estrogen production. This will in turn affect the quality of eggs you produce, how an egg is fertilized, and even the lining of your uterus for an embryo to attach to. Women who have high exposure to phthalates are at a higher risk of miscarriage, even before she knows she is pregnant. It has also been linked to higher rates of endometriosis. To reduce your exposure, you will need to clean out a lot of the products you are most likely using. OTHER TOXINS TO AVOID There are of course other toxins that can be harmful to you, especially while trying to conceive. You can read about them on theivfwarrior.ca (link in bio). @kaylabegleyhc - Health Coach
Knowledge is power! 💪🏼📚✨ Looking forward to reading these! Has anyone else?
Knowledge is power! 💪🏼📚✨ Looking forward to reading these! Has anyone else?
“I will forever be grateful for Dr. Steward and his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Steward with HFI. He is very caring, thorough, and gets the job done! Going through infertility is hard enough, so you want a physician you can trust that will help you and one that you know has high success rates. During my IVF journey I had so many questions and Dr. Steward and his staff did a phenomenal job on answering them. What really impressed me was during Hurricane Harvey he personally was working and transporting patients. He really cares about his patients and his actions spoke volumes. I went to them with lost hope, defeat, and left with a pregnant little belly. I remember during my consultation Dr. Steward said, " Ok, now let's get you pregnant." I will always remember that statement. Something I felt that would never happen. He followed through.Thank you Dr. Steward, Veronica and Courtney for making my Dreams come to life. #IVFmadeit #miraclebaby #ivfsuccessstory#babyboyibarra #pcos”
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“I will forever be grateful for Dr. Steward and his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Steward with HFI. He is very caring, thorough, and gets the job done! Going through infertility is hard enough, so you want a physician you can trust that will help you and one that you know has high success rates. During my IVF journey I had so many questions and Dr. Steward and his staff did a phenomenal job on answering them. What really impressed me was during Hurricane Harvey he personally was working and transporting patients. He really cares about his patients and his actions spoke volumes. I went to them with lost hope, defeat, and left with a pregnant little belly. I remember during my consultation Dr. Steward said, " Ok, now let's get you pregnant." I will always remember that statement. Something I felt that would never happen. He followed through.Thank you Dr. Steward, Veronica and Courtney for making my Dreams come to life. #IVFmadeit  #miraclebaby  #ivfsuccessstory #babyboyibarra  #pcos ” . . . . #houstonfertilityinstitute  #hfi  #teamhfi  #drgill  #drhaddad  #drgriffith  #drwitz  #drwilliams  #drskorupski  #drbello  #drkim  #drnurudeen  #drabdallah  #drsteward  #dryeh  #drclapp  #drhoff  #houston  #ivf  #iui  #infertilitysucks  #infertility 
I don't speak french, but if I'm reading this correctly, Herbal Essences is the key to getting impregnated. I know what I'm trying next cycle. #lubeorshampoo?
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Andrology is the medical field that specializes in men’s reproductive health.
Our Andrologist Sana explains the process of sperm preparation for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IVF/IUI/ICSI) with the aim of selecting the perfect sperm to achieve higher pregnancy rates.
🎥(Video 3/3) Step 3 of the Sperm Preparation Procedure: Sperm Selection.
In ART, pregnancy outcome is related to the fertilising sperm quality. Therefore, it is critical to select a mature and viable sperm with high DNA integrity.
👉Watch the full video in our IGTV Channel.
⚠️If you have been unable to conceive a child after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse, book your semen analysis now on 800-IVF (483)
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Andrology is the medical field that specializes in men’s reproductive health. Our Andrologist Sana explains the process of sperm preparation for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IVF/IUI/ICSI) with the aim of selecting the perfect sperm to achieve higher pregnancy rates. 🎥(Video 3/3) Step 3 of the Sperm Preparation Procedure: Sperm Selection. In ART, pregnancy outcome is related to the fertilising sperm quality. Therefore, it is critical to select a mature and viable sperm with high DNA integrity. 👉Watch the full video in our IGTV Channel. ⚠️If you have been unable to conceive a child after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse, book your semen analysis now on 800-IVF (483) . . . #bournhalluae  #dubai  #alain  #lab  #semen  #test  #testing  #ivfis40  #sperm  #fertility  #infertility  #menshealth  #ivfsuccess  #ivf  #ivfjourney  #education  #dubaiblogger  #dubailife  #fertilityjourney  #knowledge  #awareness  #instavideo  #andrology  #ivfdubai  #ivfalain  #mydubai  #urology  #myabudhabi  #fertilityclinic  #infertilitysucks 
I am 1 in 8 who suffer from infertility, it’s officially been 12 months of trying. Today I have my second infertility consult! 🤞🏻#ttc #infertilityawareness  #infertilitysucks #nurse #nurselife #rnbsn #ivfjourney
VIVA EVE is one of the sponsors of Making Strides of Queens! Come out and support strides against breast cancer this Sunday, October 21.
VIVA EVE is one of the sponsors of Making Strides of Queens! Come out and support strides against breast cancer this Sunday, October 21.
Ladies, I need your help! My hubs has his urologist appointment Friday to try and narrow down what is causing his MFI. He’s had a sperm analysis and all counts came back as low as possible, while still having sperm. I have no idea what questions to ask. Anything will help!
Ladies, I need your help! My hubs has his urologist appointment Friday to try and narrow down what is causing his MFI. He’s had a sperm analysis and all counts came back as low as possible, while still having sperm. I have no idea what questions to ask. Anything will help!
WELP IUI cancelled AGAIN. This time they said DH’s sample had basically 0 motile sperm. I’m sad but also feeling numb to the disappointment at this point. I’m just tired of feeling so close and then having everything snatched away at the blink of an eye. We have a lot of things going through our minds. We are considering switching fertility clinics bc we feel like this one just isn’t aggressive enough with monitoring or starting to save for IVF which seems impossible. I’m just tired. #iuicancelled #infertilitysucks
WELP IUI cancelled AGAIN. This time they said DH’s sample had basically 0 motile sperm. I’m sad but also feeling numb to the disappointment at this point. I’m just tired of feeling so close and then having everything snatched away at the blink of an eye. We have a lot of things going through our minds. We are considering switching fertility clinics bc we feel like this one just isn’t aggressive enough with monitoring or starting to save for IVF which seems impossible. I’m just tired. #iuicancelled  #infertilitysucks 
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Dr. Couvaras understands the desire for a quality, yet affordable, prenatal vitamin for the health of your child.⠀
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Affordability and quality are hard to come by, that's why Dr. Couvaras and IVF Phoenix recommend Optimal Prenatal by Seeking Health.⠀
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Folic acid.⠀ ⠀ You probably know by now that folic acid can be harmful.⠀ ⠀ Yet it's routinely recommended to pregnant women.⠀ ⠀ This is just one example of how doctors are giving outdated advice on how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.⠀ ⠀ Dr. Couvaras understands the desire for a quality, yet affordable, prenatal vitamin for the health of your child.⠀ ⠀ Affordability and quality are hard to come by, that's why Dr. Couvaras and IVF Phoenix recommend Optimal Prenatal by Seeking Health.⠀ ⠀ Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #infertilitysisters  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityhurts  #infertilitywarrior  #infertilityhope  #infertilitystruggles  #truth  #shesaidit  #motivation  #momlife  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitysuccess  #youcandothis  #drcouvaras  #yourstorystartshere  #ivfphoenix  #mondaymotivation  #youareamazing  #positivitywins  #fertilityproblems  #ivfsuccess  #ivfbaby  #keepongrowingbaby  #ttccommunity  #TalkAboutTrying 
Inhale, exhale. What is your mantra for not dealing with stress?
Inhale, exhale. What is your mantra for not dealing with stress?
I’ve got some CRAZY exciting news to share this afternoon.... for any of you #ttc who want to try #naturopathicmedicine but feel like it’s financially out of reach. 😍
Be sure to follow @perfect_fertility so that you can have first chance!! #ivfjourney #infertilitysucks
I’ve got some CRAZY exciting news to share this afternoon.... for any of you #ttc  who want to try #naturopathicmedicine  but feel like it’s financially out of reach. 😍 Be sure to follow @perfect_fertility so that you can have first chance!! #ivfjourney  #infertilitysucks 
It’s the loss of control you have in the ability to become/stay pregnant that can be the most frustrating. Focus on the small things that you do have control over, and let that change your current location.
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Many of you have already met her, but we wanted to take a moment to officially welcome our new practice administrator, Franchesca Downey! She is such a wonderful asset to our team, and we are VERY lucky to have her!! #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #pregnant #pregnancy #womenshealth #ivf #ivfsuccess #ivfsupport #familygoals
My bathroom looked like a crack house... well so I can only assume ha! But seriously.... I was like I’m a damn professional!! this is only about 95% accurate because the man throwing money needs ALOT more money and in hundreds 😂 #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #iui #ivf #pcos #endometriosis
Over the years, I have had the humbling privilege of working with couples through infertility and pregnancy loss. Grief and sadness often gives rise to the is the inevitable fear that they will not recover, they won’t get pregnant again, or that they will go financially or emotionally bankrupt before they ever hold a baby in their arms. It is tough stuff. Not for the faint of heart. 
These couples have every right to be hopeless and anticipate the worst. I can’t blame them. And truth be told, I felt the same kind of hopeless through much of my own infertility journey. Yet, I know that hope is the key. Key to happiness, key to sanity, key to maintaining energy, key to resiliency. Though life may the incredibly difficult at the moment, don’t forget to choose hope. •
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Over the years, I have had the humbling privilege of working with couples through infertility and pregnancy loss. Grief and sadness often gives rise to the is the inevitable fear that they will not recover, they won’t get pregnant again, or that they will go financially or emotionally bankrupt before they ever hold a baby in their arms. It is tough stuff. Not for the faint of heart. These couples have every right to be hopeless and anticipate the worst. I can’t blame them. And truth be told, I felt the same kind of hopeless through much of my own infertility journey. Yet, I know that hope is the key. Key to happiness, key to sanity, key to maintaining energy, key to resiliency. Though life may the incredibly difficult at the moment, don’t forget to choose hope. • • • • • • #dontlosehope  #choosehope  #infantlossawareness  #miscarriage  #miscarriageawareness  #miscarriagesupport  #miscarriagesurvivor  #pregnancyloss  #notalone  #itsokaynottobeokay  #itsokaytocry  #psychologist  #lmft  #biltmorecounseling  #pregnancylossawareness  #infantloss  #grief  #healingquotes  #ivfjourney  #ivfsupport  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityawareness  #ttcjourney  #ttccommunity  #counseling  #therapy  #inspirationalquotes 
Sorry for the TMI post but OMG I got a fright when I emptied my mooncup this morning 😱I guess the saying ‘what goes up must come down’ is definitely true. Along with the cramps, another lovely reminder from Mother Nature that I’m back at square one, childless. Life’s a really dick sometimes 🙄😵(positivity will resume soon but for now I’m allowing myself to be sad and pissed off 😢) #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivf #ttc #ttccommunity
Sorry for the TMI post but OMG I got a fright when I emptied my mooncup this morning 😱I guess the saying ‘what goes up must come down’ is definitely true. Along with the cramps, another lovely reminder from Mother Nature that I’m back at square one, childless. Life’s a really dick sometimes 🙄😵(positivity will resume soon but for now I’m allowing myself to be sad and pissed off 😢) #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #ivf  #ttc  #ttccommunity 
☕️I am just having my morning coffee and thinking about my group of amazing FASTer Way to Fat Loss® ladies (and men!) who are diving into this program head first.

They joined this program with me because they're looking to improve their lives. Whether it's because they need more energy to keep up with their kids, or to fit into their favorite pair of jeans, or to balance their hormones so they can someday start a family, it all started with a decision: I CAN DO BETTER.

Can you do better? Is there an area in your life where you know you are lacking?

Don't sit around and feel sorry for yourself or make excuses. It is YOUR life and YOU are in control of your success and your happiness.

I am always so inspired by my clients who jump into this program. They are so brave and I know that they are excited to see and feel a change in their lives so that they can better fulfill their purpose in life.

As a Certified Coach I am not just helping people lose inches. I am helping people change their LIVES. It's so much more than a fat loss program
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A few of you have asked and I am closing registration for this group TODAY at midnight. If you want in, you need to immediately register using the link in my bio @heychelseasmith and send me a message so I can send you materials ASAP!**
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#fasterwaywithChelsea #fasterwaytofatloss #fitnessjourney #carbcycling #intermittentfasting #fitpreneur #instafit #iifym #macros #toneitup #tiu #bbg #ladieswholift #lifestylechange #pcosweightloss #eventerfitness #riderfitness #transformation #weightloss #beforeandafter #weightlossjourney #progressnotperfection #testimonialtuesday #last90dayschallenge #last90days #pcosweightloss #pcosawareness #pcoswarrior #infertilitysucks #FWTFL #fwtflcoachcollective
☕️I am just having my morning coffee and thinking about my group of amazing FASTer Way to Fat Loss® ladies (and men!) who are diving into this program head first. They joined this program with me because they're looking to improve their lives. Whether it's because they need more energy to keep up with their kids, or to fit into their favorite pair of jeans, or to balance their hormones so they can someday start a family, it all started with a decision: I CAN DO BETTER. Can you do better? Is there an area in your life where you know you are lacking? Don't sit around and feel sorry for yourself or make excuses. It is YOUR life and YOU are in control of your success and your happiness. I am always so inspired by my clients who jump into this program. They are so brave and I know that they are excited to see and feel a change in their lives so that they can better fulfill their purpose in life. As a Certified Coach I am not just helping people lose inches. I am helping people change their LIVES. It's so much more than a fat loss program . A few of you have asked and I am closing registration for this group TODAY at midnight. If you want in, you need to immediately register using the link in my bio @heychelseasmith and send me a message so I can send you materials ASAP!** . . . . . #fasterwaywithChelsea  #fasterwaytofatloss  #fitnessjourney  #carbcycling  #intermittentfasting  #fitpreneur  #instafit  #iifym  #macros  #toneitup  #tiu  #bbg  #ladieswholift  #lifestylechange  #pcosweightloss  #eventerfitness  #riderfitness  #transformation  #weightloss  #beforeandafter  #weightlossjourney  #progressnotperfection  #testimonialtuesday  #last90dayschallenge  #last90days  #pcosweightloss  #pcosawareness  #pcoswarrior  #infertilitysucks  #FWTFL  #fwtflcoachcollective