#infertilityjourney 71.418K Posts

I was completely crushed this past week from an unsuccessful 3rd IUI, I'm surely but slowly coming back to myself. Had a great talk with my family doctor and as my hubby and I decided, we will be taking a break from fertility treatments for a while. I hate to say that I'm looking forward to not getting up super early to get to the clinic before work 1-2 times a week! Taking this time to have hubby and me time.... and also me time lol if that makes sense! #ttc #ttccommunity #iam1in4 #miscarriage #3failedIUI #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttc #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafteriui #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #breakthestigma #wegotthis #fighttogether #warrior #2yearsTTC #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesurvivor
Yes, yes, yes! Tag all your #infertilitysisters. What's the most public conversation you had about anything infertility-related that seemed normal to you but was probably questionable to eavesdroppers? Listen to my whole interview with @howtobuyababy here: beatinfertility.co/bonus133 #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityblogger #infertilityblog #infertilityhope #infertilitystruggles #infertilitysurvivor #infertilitywarriors #infertilityproblems #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney
The Fertile Window is the 6 day interval leading up to ovulation. The best results occur if intercourse takes place in the 2 days before ovulation. Once ovulation has begun, fertility begins to decrease. #fertility #infertility #fertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivf #ivfcycle #pregnancy #tryingtoconceive #ttc #gynaecology #ovulation #reproductivehealth #lifestyle
😍 6dp5dt, I'm so happy and so so grateful ❤️ I can't believe it 🤰👶
“I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better...” 35 weeks today. Sunday December 17th 2017 is how far along I should be with my daughter. Today is gonna be a tough one 💔
If only had a dollar for everytime someone said this to me, I wouldve been a millionaire. It's harder than ppl think. How do I cope with my thinking? How do I not think? #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #ttccommunity #ttcjourney
She told me she made a wish upon this star. She wished to be a big sister. Breaks my heart that we haven’t be able to make this wish come true for her. #yyj #family #maryjanescamera #ivf4bc #ivf #infertilityjourney #weare1in6
You can't go left, when you should have gone right.. God's plan is already written. He knows your moves, He knows what you'll decide and He'll be there to guide you every step of the way, holding you up in His righteous right hand. Trust, faith, patience and listen. 🙏🏻 This business was NOT on my radar...I had my life figured out and selfishly kept saying ‘I don’t need that...’ but these two guys did and I was so blind I couldn’t see that for a long time! Because I finally decided to give this business a try My salary doubled which gave me the ability to come home to my son, I’m able to give more to my family vs 60+ hours at my career. They deserved that, they deserve to have a 100% mommy & wife! God knew what he was doing when He brought this business into my life! "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalms 139:9-10 ❤️
Thank you MDR for providing excellent service to our clients. #MDR #infertilityjourney #ivfmeds #surrogacy
I decided to create this account to document my past that led me to this point today. Also, using it as a journal platform for me to look back on. I’ll link blog page a little later. I can’t even count the amount of women who were so brave to share their instagrams and it gave me so much hope and made me feel so much less alone in this process, that I hope I can do the same for even one person ❤️ #hypothalamicamenorrhea #infertilityjourney #miscarriageawareness #journeytobabyflack
Second performance of the night and I was shitting myself, really good end to the term tho🔮 Thank you to my ugly long toe-d model @siilverrfoxx for helping me out, you’re mint 😘 • • • • • • • • #artist #infertilityjourney #infertility #witchesofinstagram #witch #wicca #wiccan #art #artperformance #pink #ritual #spell #witchcraft #ritualperformance #candies #fertilityritual #infertilityritual #tarot #tarotcards #contemporaryart
Hubby’s work Christmas Party ;) we clean up nice!
A year ago today I peed on about 12 pregnancy test and got faint postives. We had only been trying for less than a month and when I found out I was less than a month pregnant. Meaning the day we started trying I got pregnant lol. So blessed to have Kai in our lives hes made everyday a privilege to be his momma! #motherhood  #parenthood #webeatinfertility  #mixedbabies #biracial #mixedrace #biracialbeauty #biracialbabies #beautifullyblended #mixedracefamilies #pcosbaby #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #pcos #webeatpcos #newborn #love #baby #boymom #mixedbaby #Colombian #Cuban #PuertoRican #africanamerican #afrolatino #beautiful #babies #threemonths
I'm not liking this whole waiting to ovulate deal! It's only cycle day 9 so I know I still have a while to go but I don't want to wait any longer haha. ❤
Thanks to SGF Sister Sarah for sharing this inspiring set of photos! "Three years ago today we transferred our sweet girl. After a long road filled with tears, tons and tons of meds, 4 IVF cycles and 1 FET- we finally had a positive. Sending our thanks to Dr. Mottla and Nurse Dana White of the Annapolis office for helping us complete our family. #dontgiveup #SGFstrong #ttcsisters #ttc #infertilityjourney
Ladies... I need help! Is this a fully hatched blast?? I was careful not to know anything about the embryo (besides PGS normal) so that I didn't obsess. I'm 5 days past transfer and in a fit (this wait is excruciating) asked my hubs for the photo... is this good?? Or?? . . . . #ttc #ttcsupport #5dp5dt #secondaryinfertility #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #miscarriage #multiplemiscarriages #iui #iuifail #acupunctureforfertility #infertilitydiet #lowamh #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfprep #mthfr #ttcsisters #infertilitysisters
#triggershot completed!!! I flinched & felt it in my muscle this time... I give women who go through #fertilitytreatment so much credit! Holy moly ladies mad props!!! Prayers are greatly appreciated that this round works for us! #infertilitysucks #infertilitysuccess #infertilitysisters #infertilitysupport #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #fertilitydrugs #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #strongwomen #jesus #miraclesdohappen
Does your workout make you feel like a badass?? Mine does 😉 As I get further into this weight program, I’m starting to feel like the “old” me again; except old me has had a tune up 😉 I like to call it Natasha 2.0 🤣 Lifting makes me feel strong; but not just physically - the biggest thing it does is make me feel mentally stronger. 👊🏻 Uplifting my mindset, if you will 👊🏻 Lifting makes me more able to take on whatever life throws at me mentally. Does your workout do that for you? If not; it CAN 😘
• S U M M E R • R A I N • 🌦 Sooo.. where is everyone? I have never felt more alone in my life! It’s like you mention the word “infertility” to someone and they disappear from your life! I woke up this morning and felt awful about another BFN and all I wanted to do was call someone to have a cry and vent! But who is there?! No one wants to hear about your infertility, especially people with kids! I feel like all my closest friends and family completely abandoned me as soon as I mentioned our fertility woes. This is so frustrating as I’ve sat and listened to my friends complain about their partners and cry about their marital issues or misbehaving kids, I’ve personally never been through this and yet I can still be there for my friends! My mum isn’t a maternal person at all and when I’ve opened up to her in desperation she has responded with “I never had these problems, I fell pregnant straight away so I don’t know anything about it”. Thanks Mum. No one checks in to see how I’m going, no one has even asked if there’s “any news”! Just nothing! So now I’m sitting here, alone, in my car venting to social media because there is literally no other outlet! Obviously Myles is amazing but I don’t want to burden him constantly with my negativity, he’s got a lot on his plate and he’s at work. Plus he’s a male, his reaction is to fix it, he says wonderful things and promises he’ll be here for me but I just want to get this anger and frustration out! It’s just not the same as crying to a friend! Sorry to fill your feeds with this negativity lately, please feel free to unfollow! I just need to get it off my chest! #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #16dpo #bfn #pcos #clomid #ivf #iui #fertility #fertilitytreatment #provera #alone #lonely #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilitytreatment #ugh
A little “I Spy” up in the lifeguard tower this avo 🏝
10. Isabel's family visited us in 2015 after trying for 3 years. We recommended IVF and growing embryos to the blastocyst stage, which resulted in the beautiful Isabel. They returned to us in 2017 to thaw 2 frozen blastocysts, and are now expecting to conceive their second child in June 2018! Despite the struggles we faced together in this journey, we never gave up. The tenacity we see in our patients every single day inspires so much awe and motivation in us. We've been having such a great time catching up with our patients for these #12daysofmiracles, reliving the struggle and ultimately, the triumph all over again. If you have a great story to share with us, please reach out. We'd love to hear from you at @westcoastfertilitycenter.
As I sit here going through pictures I came across this one of Joshua and our niece Sloane. 💜It makes me think of when God decides He is going to bless us with a precious baby of our own. 💕 Infertility has been a struggle of ours for a year now and it really has tested our marriage💍 but God brought this journey to us for a reason. He knows that only strong people will be able to go through this and come out better in the end! I can’t wait until we have a family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 because I know my dearest husband will be the best daddy ever! I can’t wait to see how loving and caring he is with our children because he is just the best uncle to our precious niece already! 🎀
“10 seems to be a pretty good number for us.” After 10 months of pregnancy, Isabel, now 11 months-old, is here. She started walking at 10 months old. Like some cases we see though, it wasn’t an easy journey. "We decided to start our family about a year and a half after we met. We tried for a while and nothing was happening. The day he proposed to me, I did get pregnant, but we lost them six weeks later,” Isabel’s mother recalled. After a friend's recommendation to Dr. Diaz, Isabel’s mom worked with our center to harvest her eggs. Due to her health history and failed attempts to get her eggs past the blastocyst stage, together with Isabel’s family, we went through the route of selecting a donor egg. With the eight donor eggs, came six viable embryos. We put in two embryos and received Isabel. "She just started walking at 10 months and is too smart for her own good like most children are. She loves her dog, Brandie, stealing her bone and playing with her. I couldn’t ask for more in a child,” Isabel’s mom said. "If you are thinking about IVF or you’re having issues with infertility, I would tell you just to go see Dr. Diaz and talk with them. They will walk you through every step, and they truly care about you and your family.” Isabel’s family came to see us this past year to thaw two embryos and implant them. We’re happy to announce they will be expecting their second child in June 2018!
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” . I went to Disney land earlier this week with my sisters and nephews. And it was apparent that magic is everywhere as long as we open our eyes to it. . There is often lots of wonder and magic at Christmastime, and at places like Disney, but what about every other day and every other place? . There’s magic EVERYWHERE. Believe in it! . . #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityishard #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ivfhope #ivflife #ttcjourney #ttcsister #ttcsister
“So, the big question we are asking ourselves is: how do I enjoy the Christmas? How do I survive without losing my mind or falling apart?” . If these thoughts have ever run through your mind during the holidays then you do not want to miss this guest blog from our friend, Waiting in Hope Co-Leader and Licensed Professional Counselor, @teastepp! . Terri shares wisdom, tools and practical insight for how to survive the holidays. Read it by clicking the link in our bio! 💫
ARC Fertility staff members came from near and far to celebrate the holidays together. From left to right, Dave Humiston, Grif Jones, Dr. David Adamson, Christie Zigoni and William Le. #HappyHolidays to all! • • • #AffordIVF #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #fertility #fertilitycommunity #fertilityjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfpregnancy #ttc #ARCNetwork #ivfclinic #ivfclinicnetwork #invitrofertilization
Are you all caught up? Head over to my channel for a good Saturday evening binge 🙃 #linkinbio
Oh my soul needed to stumble across this page today 🙏🙌 I’ve been starting to get into a negative Nancy “why me” phase but thisssssss 🙌 Just reading a few of the devotionals has my heart singing a different tune 💗 Just ordered my devotional and journal and she’s having a sale right now! #doublewin #inspirationalquotes #godsplan #infertilityjourney #mominthemaking #trustinginduetime #induetimedevotional
TTC holiday tips: • Try your best to eat a sensible diet.⠀ • Have a glass of wine or eggnog, but don’t overdo it⠀ • Prioritize invitations; don’t feel pressured to accept them all⠀ • Say no to parties that make you sad that you’re not pregnant at Christmas, or make a brief⠀ appearance.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ttc_holidaytips #holidaytips #ivfsuccess #weareolivefertility #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #fertilitytreatment #infertilityjourney #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #vancouver #ttc #infertility #fertility #reproductivehealth #womenshealth #caringforyourself #vancouverclinic #fertilityclinic #ivf #vancity #vancouver
Online shopping fail at its finest. I was online and saw these two knitted, monogrammed Christmas stockings on clearance. “Only three dollars each!?” I thought to myself. Heck yea!! What a deal, right?! Well, it was a deal until I went to pick them up at the store after I bought them and saw they are only 8 inches long. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ oh well, cute ornaments for the tree, I guess. Spencer said we could fill them with pennies or M&M’s - that works too.
“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm‬ ‭34:17-18‬. Infertility crushes spirits, crushes dreams and crushes hearts. But you are not alone. Since opening up about my infertility I have been welcomed into the greatest, most loving and kindest community I’ve ever know. Most importantly, God is with you. God hears your heartache, God sees how your spirit is crushed and trust me God is working for you and in your favor. Today’s message is short and sweet: just know that God is working for you, to heal you and to bring you closer to Him. #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityfighters #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilityhope #infertilityblogger #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttctribe #ttcsistersareawesome #makingbabies #faith #godlywoman #hope #thepineappledevotionals
Why have I waited so long to try this out?!? 🤷🏽‍♀️ I seriously think I feel it working... like... forreals! 😳 I’m using it this cycle pre-ovulation. I feel like my uterus is getting a workout 😅 • • • • • • #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcwithpcos #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ttccysters #ttcover30 #ttcwithmfi #pcos #pcossucks #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #1in8 #infertilityawareness #infertilityfriends #infertilemyrtle #mfi #malefactorinfertility #iui #agonyandhope #ttcbabylane
• "We wished you were here." • I really wanted to share this book, and I struggled to find a good way to visually display it in order to do so. Videos were too long, slide shows were time consuming, so pictures it is. Zoom in if you must, but really, if you have struggled with infertility, this book is worth the read. Jacob and I fully intend to be open with our children about our infertility journey, and while we will avoid being blunt with the subject when they are young, we want them to grow up always understanding how badly they were wanted, wished for, worked for, prayed for, and dreamed of. I cried the first time someone shared this story with me, and I knew I needed the book for my own children. I can't recommend it enough. • • #wish #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #ttccommunity #pregnantafterinfertility #webeatinfertility #miraclebaby #miraclebabies
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a BABY! 👶🏼🎉 Baby Wiersma is growing fast, with a strong heart beat ❤️ and mom’s good looks 💁🏼‍♀️ #baby #insidepeek #pregnancy #firsttrimester #momtobe #proudmommy #infertilityjourney #triumph #love
🎨🖌Toying with some new Cover designs! Do you guys like the 🍍🍍🍍 or more simple designs with slogans like bold or subdued stripes? . . . #ivf #iui #ttc #ivfjourney #ivf2018 #fertility #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ivfplanner
Nutty Nut: tell me that’s a joke?! Me: Stares hard into her eyes “nope, it’s for me”. Looks at phone while she mumbles stupid crap about pregnancy tests & jokes. I look back up, stare hard into her eyes again. “They’re actually, ovulation tests”. And back down to phone whilst face gets hot & I burn with anger. Nutty Nut: mumbles crap. Endlessly. Me: ignores & does not make eye contact, even a little bit. Nutty Nut: *long pause* Well that’s an insert foot in mouth. ((spanked)) Me: fumbles thru phone, never looking up still. Ya, I let there be outrageous awkwardness. I let her feel the burn. 100% against my nature. And I hated every.single.second. Zero pleasure in letting someone feel bad. Even the bad they created! I don’t go out of my way to put people in their places! I took one for the greater good, guys. Bet she’ll never do this again! • Um cat’s out. I’m the crazy, old lady (38) wanting one more kid. The gal with an insane 2y old that drains me of life, yet I cannot shake the “one more” kid. Our family just does not feel complete if I say we’re through. No matter how much I do want to be through and do all my old lady thangs! Jesus actually, told me I would have another baby whilst in the newborn throws of horrendous colic with my youngest. I was like “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Surely, my hormones be crazay”. And then a random lady came up to me a month later, like she literally, walked in off the street and said she sees me pregnant. I was like, ok Jesus. Heard dat. Lemme just get this extra 25lb baby weight off before I throw it back on. Mkay! And can my baby sleep thru the night before I enter another realm of sleeplessness?!? It’s been over a year of “trying”. And nothing. I’ve asked for forgiveness if I’ve missed my window. I dunno. It’s all in His hands. I just move forward each day & let the Holy Spirit guide me. And yes, I do believe He may have very well guided me to get 10 Ovulation Tests bc He knew Nutty McNut would run her mouth. And it would spur me to publicly share my #infertilityStruggles. I hate sharing my struggles🤗. Who knows? But now that it’s out, will you join me in prayer? #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #prayerworks
Saturday morning vibes 😍it’s good to #unwind and #refocus after a crazy week!
For many years we never put up a tree because of the loss it represented. Lots of miscarriages and a few failed adoptions made the season feel so heavy. (For those in that place my heart aches - because I know the pain of empty arms. I am so sorry. You are always in my heart and thoughts) We now do celebrate since our hopes came true. Both of our children came with at 2 days old with little to no warning, called a stork drop. When I found these in NYC I had to have them for me as a reminder of God’s hand in my life. They were handmade in Krygyzstan at the heart of the Silk Road by women artisans. #adoption #infertility #hope