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β€œnow I'm blinking in a new gloaming and all I see as I'm stretched low down here is a world of women flat on their frozen faces. we are the ground itself, corporeal carpet of cells, softness calloused hard beneath the pebbled soles of the fathers and husbands and brothers and priests β˜ͺ️ and it's a horror if you could see it, a world of women ruined by man's fear.” β˜ͺ️ | Beth Morey, Night Cycles: Poetry for a Dark Night of the Soul | @sheofthewild
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In this past weeks #kuwtk, Kim speaks about her fertility struggles. πŸ‘€ .. She spoke about her failed embryo transfer before she fell pregnant with her son Saint, and the hard decision to go forward with a surrogate for child #3. 🀱🏻 .. I appreciate her speaking up about this difficult topic and it helps seeing people in pop culture going through this very human struggle just like us. β˜‘οΈ .. #kimkardashian #kardashian #kardashians #surrogacy #surrogate #ttc #ttccommunity #infertilityjourney #mommyinwaiting #tryingtoconceive #infertilitysucks #infertility #infertilitycommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #fertilitycommunity #fertilitysupport #fertilitytips #ttctribe #ttcover30 #fertility
Not long joe - going to pint this week πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ #Repost @mymindful_me ・・・ Baby & Me is a 3 Year Mindfulness Journal, that can be used for all different types of journeys to parenthood and beyond. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, using Clomid, IUI, IVF, FET, donor sperm/egg/embryos, going through the adoption process, taking a break from TTC, during pregnancy and beyond. WHAT'S INSIDE - Over 365 inspirational quotes and affirmations & Over 70 Prompts and Questions to…. Set, Maintain and Achieve Goals Improve Mental Well-being Create New Habits Evaluate How & Whom You Spend Your Time With Encourage Healthy Eating Boost Positive Thinking Inspire Self Love Support Fertility Health Record Important Memories Express Thoughts and Feeling about Future Family Life And Reflect on the Everyday Moments πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ€πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ”§πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ«πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸš’πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€βœˆοΈπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸš€ "This is the space over the next three years that you’re going to embark on creating a more positive journey to parenthood. Throughout the three years, you’re going to answer over 70 prompts and question, to get you achieve goals, improve your mental wellbeing, creating new habits in both your diet and life. You're going to boost your positive thinking and Self-Love, support your fertility health, express thoughts and feeling about your future family life, reflect on the everyday moments and record important memories. And all just in a few minutes at the end of each day. πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸΎπŸ™‹πŸΏπŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸΎπŸ™‹πŸΏ It’s a simple as writing down just a line or two, taking a few minutes of your time to help you see something positive about your day to go to bed on a more happier note. The cool part is that you record your answer in the same spot over the three years, which is an excellent way to see where you were, how far you’ve come or where you want to go. Also, the benefits of writing what’s going on during your (in)fertility journey, is you don’t have to wonder β€œdid I feel this way last time” – it’s crazy what you forget on this over the years!!" πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸΎπŸ‘†πŸΏπŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸΎπŸ‘†πŸΏPre-sale NOW live!! Link in the bio for all the details.
My all time favourite quotes. I remember seeing this a few years back when I went through the hardship of finding a husband. I'm standing at the same platform again. Seeing things so far out they seem impossible to reach. The only difference this time around is I have my person holding my hand as we go through this. We always think how hard infertility is on a woman but it's hard on men as well. My husband is very worried about what the outcome will be and it's emotional for him too. Today my husband had to go to deliver his sample and it was so hard for him. Although everyone around us is there for the same reason it still is embarrassing because we feel there's something wrong. I'm counting down till our testing is over and we can figure out some solution. #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #hardships
Create an environment to help you get pregnant. Read more to find out what I mean on Dec 11’s blog at ZenFertility.com.
10dpiui and I am losing my mind everyone. 2 more days until I know. In the meantime, prometrium continues to be a mindfuck. I am sooo sleepy today, granted that was a pregnancy symptom for me last time but also a period symptom for me. Also, keep getting short of breath on and off- could be liver stagnation or could be pregnancy... Going crazy. 2 more sleeps. #ttc #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsucks #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitysisters #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #iui #iuijourney #iuisupport #iuisisters #iuicommunity #hopeaftermiscarriage #tww #progesterone #prometrium
This is how I've been starting my days since I got back from Athens. Surprisingly time has passed by quickly; I've kept myself busy both at home and at work. I was determined that this cycle would be different from the previous ones, in the hope that this one would bring success unlike the 4 previous failed attempts. The single most useful thing I've done differently was to stay away from googling for symptoms. Reading forum threads about 2WW symptoms I've always done in the past and it exhausted me and made my mind go crazy. I also chose not to tell anyone that I'd be/am cycling this time. It's been nice not having to answer endless questions about how it's going, how I'm feeling etc. This way I got more of a break from it, and was not constantly reminded by others. But instead this superstition has made my mind go crazy in a new way. ☹ I've become obsessed with doing things differently and numbers! I've never before tested earlier than OTD so I reckoned I should do that this cycle. But then again OTD is on Wed which is the 13th...hmmm unlucky number. Better not. Though maybe it's exactly the opposite and testing on the 13th will give me a positive result? However in my 3rd cycle, which was my 1st donor cycle last year I had my transfer on Dec, 13th. This is my 1st FET, 3rd donor cycle with OTD on the 13th...is that a sign I should test on the 12th instead? Arrrrrghhhh 😣 Another thing speaking in favour of testing one day early was that then I'd know if I'd need to pick up (and pay) for the letter from the GP that I will need to bring to the clinic (stating that I'm allowed to review the blood test results myself). But then it hit me; it'll probably be negative just because I'm being cheap. After having invested in excess of 10k in this DE cycle...this is not the time to try to save a mere Β£17... Then obviously I have considered that since I've always tested at home before going to have blood drawn...maybe I shouldn't this time? If you made it all way here; thank you! This is just a little taste of my current crazy thinking and reasoning. Usually I'm a very logical and analytical person, I don't even read horoscopes believe it or not...πŸ˜‰
Things I’ve learned in a season of transition these past few months... Perfection is simply not possible. We have to give ourselves grace and know that doing our best is enough. Crazy circumstances don’t last forever. Things do get better. Ignoring your own self care is the fastest way to crash and burn and feel like you are literally running around on fire while being chased by Dementors. Working out in front of a Christmas tree is the best way to work out β™₯️ Stop. Slow down. Give grace. Breathe. Know you are enough and you do enough.
#thisisstillagoodlife β€œBiblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.” @trustinginduetime shared this quote from John Ortberg and it was just what I needed to be reminded of today! What will you do with the time God has given you? How will you fill in the time of waiting? I don’t know why we have to wait for our family, but I do know that God has a plan that has been designed with love. Tyler and try to mindful of the future and think, β€œyears from now what will we want to see when we look back on this time?” Don’t waste your days wishing for better ones. This is still a good life. You can find joy in the journey now. #waiting #familiesareforever #joyinthejourney β€’ β€’ #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #multiplemiscarriages #infantloss #infantlosssupport #infantlossawareness #mybabyhaswings #babyloss #childloss #grief #griefsupport #inspirationalquotes #instablogger #infertilityblogger
This 2WW got me like... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Is it time to test yet? Sooo.... it’s 5DPO and my chin has BROKE OUT!! Usually what happens a week or so before AF!! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ FML.... #ttc #ttcbabybair1 #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #2WW
Olympic gold medalist @shawnjohnson found out she had a miscarriage only 48 hours after discovering she was pregnant. She bravely shared her experience on @YouTube so others who've experienced this wouldn't feel alone ❀️
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Cus ain’t nobody got time for that and I’m tired of holding myself back. Happy Monday everyone!
Many people think hoping is akin to wishing, whereas hope is really the belief that the future will be better than the present AND you have the power to make it so. Share your complicated relationship with hope! Listen to Miranda tell hers here: beatinfertility.co/104 #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney
Think I'm out again this cycle. Temperature went down again today. πŸ“‰But at least I'm finally having a proper luteal phase and the progesterone is working. #tryingtobecomemum #fertilityfriend #bbtchart #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #ttc #ttcuk #ttcsucks #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcawareness #tww
Even though it is pouring with rain, windy and freezing cold β˜”οΈI walked to work this morning as part of my #mindfulnesschallenge. It's Day 8 for me today and that means spend time outside. #tryingtobecomemum #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #ttc #ttcuk #ttcsucks #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcawareness #tww
Only one day left to enter the Circle + Bloom Giveaway!! Hurry over to my blog to enter and win the @circle_and_bloom program of your choice!!
Officially PUPO! Please 3DT embie baby stick and make yourself comfortable πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ˜˜
I want to give all praise and honour to God and thank Him for the day I discovered Bridge Clinic. God used Bridge Clinic to make my heart’s desire come to pass. I first came to Bridge Clinic in 2012. God blessed me with a baby boy. I came back in 2016 and God used them again to give me twins. I am writing to every family that will read this: when you come to Bridge Clinic your family will not regret it because they take their jobs seriously. I am proud of every member of their staff. Words are not enough to express everything I feel in my heart for Bridge Clinic. They will always call you for your tests and encourage you during the process. They will help manage your health all the way through the process. They are a blessing in our generation. From the first day of my treatment, to the day I did my egg collection, it was good news all the way. My special thanks go to my wonderful and hardworking doctor, Mrs Ifeoma Oyeleye; to all the wonderful nurses; and all the staff working in Bridge Clinic. Keep up the good work and God will continue to use you guys to do great work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thebridgeclinic #inthefamilyway #fertilitytreatment #infertility #infertilityawarness #healthcare #infertilitysucks #infertilityawarness #infertilityjourney #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfcommunity #ivf #ivfcsi #ivfsupport #fertilityclinc #malefertility #gynaecology #womenshealth #support #love #happiness #babyboy #cute
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#Repost @mymindful_me ・・・ β€œMindfulness is an incredible tool to help people understand, tolerate, and deal with their emotions in healthy ways. It helps us to alter our habitual responses by taking pause and choosing how we act. When we are mindful, we experience our life as we live it. We experience the world directly through our five senses. We taste the food we are eating. We recognize the thoughts we are having. In doing so, we learn how our minds work, and we are better able to label the thoughts and feelings we are having, instead of allowing them to overpower us and dictate our behavior.” https://www.psychologytoday.com β€’β€’β€’ Becoming a more Mindful You with the new Baby&Me journal β€’β€’β€’ πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸΎπŸ‘†πŸΏπŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸΎπŸ‘†πŸΏπŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ» Pre-sale NOW live!! Link in the bio for all the details.
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The perfect little pick me up when I’ve been feeling run down (I have a cold at the moment). Thanks @ttc.baby.minnie 😘😘😘 it has been one of the things I am most grateful of during this journey, having connected on such a deep level with so many of you warriors; mamas and hopeful mamas. This is the community that keeps on giving and I’m so grateful for y’all. ❀️❀️❀️ #infertilitysucks #butyallareawesome #infertilitycommunity
Science 101 Caffeine is found in many food sources such as nuts, seeds and leaves from plants from South America and South East Asia. The famous source of caffeine is from coffee beans. It is commonly extracted from the source by a process called infusion (steeping the source in water). The active ingredient, caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and in its purified form is actually bitter and related to the bases of DNA and RNA. It is commonly ingested but can also be given intravenously or as an enema (hmmm...). It takes an hour to β€œkick in” and would last for 3 - 4 hours. The substance is 99% absorbed if ingested and completely excreted via urine. The caffeine molecule is water soluble and therefore interacts with the receptor on cell surface and blocks the interaction of another molecule called adenosine with the receptor. Adenosine induces drowsiness. Toxic doses of caffeine exceeds 10 g/day for an adult. A typical cup of coffee contains 80-175 mg and one would need to drink 50-100 cups to reach toxic levels. Drinking up to 400 mg per day for a non-pregnant adult is considered safe. If pregnant, no more than 200 mg per day should be consumed. I will cover the effects of caffeine on fertility in a later post. Enjoy in moderation. And if you’re gonna have a coffee, make sure it’s a good one πŸ€” 😊. Have a good day. #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #fertility #fertilityawareness #fertilitysupport #infertility #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarriors #infertilityjourney #babyhope #baby #drkenleong #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfbaby #ivfsuccess #monashivf #hope #coffee #cuppa #goodday #enjoylife #lifeisabalance
Y’all please pray for a TTC Sister and dear friend of mine @theicewarrior_ . Praying so hard for you and your babies lady and sending so much love and hugs your way. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
{Real Talk}πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I have spent the last couple days really reflecting on where I have been and where I am headed β€” maybe it’s an end of the year symptom, but either way I realize a lot has changed in 3 years since I moved to Oregon.🌲 When I did, I had barely recovered from my #hysterectomy and the reality of me never being able to have my own biological children nor get pregnant hit me at full force.πŸ’”I was drinking a LOT and was so depressed I rarely went a day (okay, an hour) without crying. I struggled to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I couldn’t have children, who could I be? . . It turns out, quite a lot.✨ My identity as a woman and person in general shifted when I became #infertile and I was forced to reevaluate what everything means in this life. πŸ’­ This was a seemingly insurmountable task at the time when I was just 22. But I have found the light and opportunity in this life beyond being able to bare my own children and have reframed what it means to live a happy and fulfilling life.❀️ . . Now β€” finally, loss no longer defines me.πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨ . . . #realtalk #thoughts #selfie #me #love #selfcare #infertility #infertilitycommunity #endo #endometriosis #hystersisters #endocommunity #cancer #cancersurvivor #lifeaftercancer #cancercommunity #blog #blogger #inspiration #health #hope #happiness #grief
When you hear pomegranate juice is πŸ’― for fertility, you run to Costco to buy the biggest bottle you can find. . . . . . #infertility #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttcpcos #ttccommunity #ttcendo #infertilityisabitch #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #iui #iuijourney #ivf #ivfjourney #fertilitydiet
This is our secret. This is the truth we twist. This is what we do when you ask us questions. Sometimes you're thoughtless in the way you ask. Sometimes you're insensitive in the way you respond. Please think twice before you ask, and again before you respond. In answer to your questions that you ask. Yes we want children. More than you could imagine. We are on a difficult path and need support. If we twist the truth, it's because we don't want your unwanted advice. This is our secret only a few know. We are not ashamed. We are strong. #infertilityawareness #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsupport #notashamed #positivity #stayingstrong
Hubster and I run to the gas station to get ice for me, come home, I go in the kitchen to get water come back out and find this: Hubsters coat laying in the middle of the living room floor. Me: Ummmmm is this where your coat belongs? Hubster: Where? Me: 😳 Hubster: I swear I hung that up. Me: πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Is it possible he has sympathy pregnancy brain?
β€œWhen women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds.” - Clarissa Pinkola EstΓ©s
There’s no guarantees in life - but never walk away wondering β€œI wonder if.”