🌿 LUNCH 🌿 Steak subway salad (lettuce, spinach, cucumber, pepper, sweetcorn and jalapeños ) with babybels added in (HEA ) 🥗
YES! just wanted to say thank you to all of your lovely, supportive words 💛 thank you to @somedaymystorkwillcome for forwarding all the lovely messages that got sent, they all mean so much. Thank you @somedaymystorkwillcome for being an amazing friend ❤ I'm still healing but here's to moving forwards and having each others backs 🙌 🍍 #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttctribe #ttcsisters #ttcmiscarriage #ttcwarrior #tryingtogetpregnant #azoospermia #lowamh #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfgotthis #ivftransfer #ivficsi #ivficsijourney #endometriosis #endo #endowarrior
“Period” comments: when having a conversation with someone who has endometriosis, please do not mutter the words “oh, I have bad periods too.” This is sure to cause the person you’re speaking to, to collapse in on themselves. . . . . . . . . . . . #endometriosis #pcos #periodtalk #periodcomments #ttc #womenshealthmatters
This year started out great. But it didn’t wait for COVID to show me that this is not going to be the year for me. I resigned 2 yrs ago to take a moment for myself and my family. Having been TTC since 2013, I thought resigning would give me time to breath, take care of what needs to be done, and follow my dreams. Countless blood tests, a round of IUI, embryo production and IVF later, nothing happened but a chromosomal miscarriage. To top it all of, my dream of becoming a business owner wasn’t going anywhere either. Yes, I have successfully put up a corporation but the business I was going for seem to hit roadblock after roadblock. Then January 2020 came, my husband and I welcomed the year with renewed hearts and hoped for this pioneer doctor to help us become parents. All the while, i found a new business that got me excited all over again. For a solid month and half, everything seemed to run smoothly. My attitude was positive, I was praying so hard for God to give this to me, to us. A day after my bday in Feb, we found out it was a NO. No, we are not pregnant. A week after finding this out, 3 days before signing our business contract, COVID quarantine happened. It was a NO. Not this time. It’s July and I am still childless, and business-less. Not the time for both, i guess. So. What. Now? This might be the hardest time of my life. There are good days, and there are bad days. Sometimes I accept how things are, sometimes, I question everything. Time spent growing spiritually is not time wasted, they say. Move on, move forward, take this waiting time to get to know God, and you will be rewarded. Trust and patience. If only it were that easy. #ttc #life #quarantinelife #godisincontrol #ivf #ivfjourney #iui
you know what this means😏🍟 #pagalbinis #apvaisinimas #pagalbinisapvaisinimas #ivf #failedivf #ivfjourney #picsi #infertility #nevaisingumas #negaliupastoti #noriubūtimama #invitrofertilization #medical #pregnancy #instaivf #ivfsupport #ivfstory #ivfcommunity #support #lietuva #kompensuojamas #ttc #medication #ivflithuania
Any body else struggle with guilt whilst going through fertility treatments? I take my Zita West supplement, try to eat well, try to exercise enough but not too much, do yoga, and drink disgusting green smoothies but sometimes it’s so hard! I eat something sugary and feel bad, I use non natural toothpaste and wonder if the chemicals are effecting my eggs, I forgot to take my omegas and convinced myself that now my IUI won’t work 🤪 just the normal rollercoaster of fertility treatments and TTCing.. #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttctribe #ttcsisters #fertility #fertilityjourney #iui #iuijourney #twomums #veganttc
Anybody craving comfort good right now? Melbourne’s cold weather screams for a warm satisfying meal. Is there anything better than having a light but comforting meal, leaving you satisfied and gently full, followed by cuddling into a warm blanket with a nice cuppa in your hands, watching your next favourite episode on Netflix? 3 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari 1 Tbsp red miso paste 1 tsp sriracha add more a spicy sauce 1 tsp garlic powder 2-3 Tbsp vegetable stock, substitute for water 1 tsp potato starch . Miso Sesame Noodles 1 tsp sesame oil, substitute for water 1 package (8 ounces ) white mushroom, chopped 1 cup of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 8 ounces of gluten free noodles, cooked according to the back of the package. . Garnishes Black or white sesame seeds Crushed red pepper green onion, chopped . In a medium bowl combine all of the sauce ingredients together and whisk. Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat. Once hot, add the oil and mushrooms. Saute for 3-5 minutes, or until the mushrooms let out their juices, stirring frequently. Add the chickpeas to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Combine the cooked noodles and sauce and mix well ( for a couple of mins ). Immediately take the pan off the heat and divide it into bowls. Garnish with sesame seeds, crushed red peppers, and chopped green onions. Leftovers will last 2-3 days in the fridge. Garnish your noodles after you reheat them, not before. Recipe by @itsallgoodvegan
A little update on the IVF... (if it's tmi, I completely get it - scroll on 😉 and sparkles will resume soon! ) • We passed the first milestone with treatment this week in that my ovaries are well and truly dormant / sleeping / on furlough 😉 • So after two weeks of stopping them working, we are now kick-starting them back up again with three hormone-filled jabs a night, encouraging them to work harder than norm and hopefully create some cushty little follicle homes for as many eggs as they can muster! • I’ve had lots of msgs asking how I’m feeling (thank you )... ✨Week 1 - tbh, I was just buzzing about the fact I actually injected myself without passing out 💪🏻 and the adrenaline of moving forward, at last, kicked in. ✨Week 2 - I may have had symptoms like hot flushes, being irritable and mega teary - but honestly I’ve been like that for weeks in lockdown and it was the hottest day of the year, so I have no idea if it’s the meds or just me 🤣 (obvs telling Mr Nim it’s the meds for extra sympathy! ) ✨Week 3 - now it’s getting serious, and 3 injections one after the other got my nerves going last night, but I did it 😃, so that'll keep me busy for the next week or so - until I either have some lovely eggs ready for collecting... or I don’t and, well I guess it’ll be cancelled 🤷🏼♀️ • In general, still mega cautious about covid f'ing it up, I have 'woe is me moments' followed by 'I’m smashing this' waves, still nagging Mr Nim to wash his hands every 2 mins, and am writing a little diary each day - mainly to remind myself which side of my belly button I have stabbed that day 😅! • Pics - I treated myself to a pretty mask from @muddybootssleepovers for my first trip back to the clinic (had to be pink! )... and the obligatory snap of the uppage of meds (YEP, that’s all just ONE evening’s worth! ) • Anyway, thought an update might help give a little more insight into the ‘process’ for my IVF - but, as I've stressed, it’s not the same for everyone, really depends on every couple/person... and maybe it’ll be an interesting⚡️supportive⚡️inspiring read for anyone in the same boat right now ☺️ • Love to you all... espesh all the kidlings heading back to school this week 💕
WHEN SHOULD YOU START PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY? ⏳ 👨👩👦 YOUR preconception health becomes your baby’s fundamental health off the get go. As I've mentioned before, mom & dad are BOTH responsible for the baby's health based on their preconception health status. 🗓 I recommend a minimum of 3 months, 6 months to a year + is even more time to make sure you’re in optimal condition for this monumental moment, and this is both for the male and female. What does it even mean to “prepare your body for conception?” 🤷🏽♀️ 🏃🏿♀️ Exercise regularly 🏋🏽 Maintain a healthy body weight 🥑 Eat nutritious foods 💊 Wean your body off hormonal birth control 🥦 Take supplements that your body isn’t getting enough of (I definitely recommend starting a prenatal vitamin if you’re a female ) 🛢 Avoid excessive exposure to toxins (see previous posts about reducing hormone disrupting toxins ) 🍺 Limit your alcohol consumption, you want to support your liver the best you can 🚬 Stop smoking and recreational drugs 🔎 Address the root cause of your period problems 🧘🏽♀️Practice stress management & self care techniques 🥚 P.S the 3 month reference point is because it takes 90 days for an egg to mature, so anything that happens in those 90 days will affect the egg (all of the things mentioned above will affect your egg health ) ✨ It’s never too early to start preparing for conception! #ttc #egghealth #spermhealth #pregnancynutrition #womenshealth #menshealth #fertility #infertility
✨ 3 MONTHS ✨ If you are trying to conceive naturally or waiting for fertility treatment, spending 3 months preparing your body can have a positive impact on the health of your eggs and sperm. Because of this 3 month preparation time I'm offering Fertility clients online consultations until we can meet in person. It's a great opportunity to start preparing your body for natural or assisted conception. An online consultation includes advice about: 🌸 Lifestyle & Exercise 🌸 Healthy Eating & Nutrition 🌸 Charting Menstrual Cycles 🌸 Factors that affect fertility 🌸 Hand reflexology techniques to use at home Please contact me if you would like to know more or book in for a consultation 👣💖 #reproflexology #reflexology #preparationiskey #ttc #fertilitysupport
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🎶If you can just hold on My sister just be strong My sister God! Oh God! God's got your problem all in control He's working it out! It's all in control 🎶 #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttc #infertilitysucks #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfblog #pcos #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #iui #iuijourney
Dear uterus, This wasn’t exactly what we wanted you to make us. Try to do better next time. Love, Belle & Ginny We’ve also both decided that we will definitely wait to test until closer to period day next time. Testing every day since about 9/10DPO hasn’t been too good on the mental health. . . . . #ttc #bfn #twomoms #lgbtqttc #afshowedheruglyface #cd1
During our fertility journey we often encounter people who either *mean well* or are simply (knowingly or unknowingly ) insensitive. This path is hard enough and allowing those people in can take its toll. Protecting your heart is what you need to do - and if that means closing some doors, even if it’s temporarily - you gotta do you. Sending you love and light as things start to open and cycles start picking back up. ❤️💫
There’s a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to chronic illnesses, so we’re tackling the problem by busting some common endo-myths and getting the facts straight. → Endometriosis is a chronic condition? ✔️True: It is a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the uterus, is found outside. Its symptoms can be debilitating and affect everyday life. → Endometriosis can be diagnosed with a simple examination? ❌ False: One of the reasons why endometriosis takes so long to diagnose is that surgery is needed to know for certain if it is present. Ultrasounds and pelvic examinations along with assessing patients symptoms only allow doctors to make an educated guess. Only a laparoscopic investigation can diagnose endometriosis. → A hysterectomy can cure endometriosis? ❌ False: Although removal of the uterus can provide relief for some #endowarriors , it’s not a guaranteed cure and symptoms can continue. → Endometriosis is just bad period pains? ❌ False: It is an extremely painful condition that causes lesions to develop throughout the abdominal cavity and sometimes other parts of the body. These lesions shed and bleed every month, with no outlet for the blood to escape. This leads to the development of scar tissue and inflammation, contributing to ever greater amounts of pain. → There is no cure for endometriosis? ✔️True: However, there are ways for symptoms to be managed. Some find relief in the contraceptive pill, but the most effective seems to be excision surgery.
Alhamdulillah..❤️ . Period keluar dengan lancar after 6 month tak keluar.Serasi dia dengan Jamu Tun Teja ni lepas consume 2 box secara konsisten . Uols kalau ada masalah irregular mensus,boleh cuba ikhtiar dengan JTT ni. . 🚛FREE POSTAGE (2 BOX ABOVE ) 🚙FREE COD AREA BANDAR KOTA TINGGI-SAUJANA (RM2 ) 🎁FREE GIFT . #jamutunteja #jamutuntejajohor #jamutuntejajohorbahru #jamutuntejaulutiram #jamutuntejakulai #jamutunteakotatinggi #jamutuntejamersing #jamutuntejsaujana #jamumoden #jamupremiumquality #jamumudahcepatsenang #jttambassador #jttkitapunya #cantikdankurus #carahidupsihat #cantikdalamanluaran #energybooster #milkbooster #ttc #jttkitajagakita #immunebooster #feminibeherbalwash #intimatehygiene #keputihan #missV #enlargingbreast #firmingbreast #breast #irregularmensus #periodtakteratur
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Įsodinimo diena! Iš viso mums liko dvi blastocistos, neliko ką šaldyti. Gera žinia ta, kad jos labai puikios kokybės - 4AA! Skaičius atspindi dydį - 5 dienų blastukui tobulas dydis yra 4 🥰 ir nesunku suprasti, kad AA taip pat yra gerai - raidės atspindi ląstelių kokybę. O dabar - laukimas ON! . Transfer day! We have two blastocysts, nothing left to freeze. The good news is that they are great quality - 4AA! The number reflects the size - for a 5-day blastocyst, the perfect size is 4 🥰 and it’s easy to understand that AA is also good - the letters standus for the quality of the cells. And now - Waiting mode ON! . . #pagalbinis #apvaisinimas #pagalbinisapvaisinimas #ivf #failedivf #ivfjourney #picsi #infertility #nevaisingumas #negaliupastoti #noriubu ̄timama #invitrofertilization #medical #pregnancy #instaivf #ivfsupport #ivfstory #ivfcommunity #support #lietuva #kompensuojamas #ttc #medication #ivflithuania
4 and a half months since Dom died. . After staying home in quarantine for almost 4 months, I've been traveling the EU as of the past two weeks. It's been illuminating to be on my own, without the comfort of work or family. . Many thought it was strange I didn't take time off work in the first place. Instead I channeled a lot of energy into my clients & creating new content (which will be launching soon I'm very excited! ). . But now that I've stepped back, I realize that I was hiding behind my work. Now, without the safety blanket of it, I feel so much grief. It's like living through Dom's death all over again. It’s very raw. . The pretty sights I'm seeing while traveling make me wish he was here to enjoy them with me. The delicious food I eat makes me wish I could share it with him (and I miss having someone to finish off my plate! ). While I sit in a cafe people watching, I miss our good conversation. I miss waking up to him in bed each morning.This is so damn hard, y'all. . But a few days ago I found the amazing work of Nora McInerny @noraborealis founder of The Hot Young Widows Club @hotyoungwidowsclub . . I felt heard. I felt understood. I don’t feel as isolated. . My feelings and newfound impulsive behavior (that is so unlike me! ) are not crazy, I'm just grieving. I love this excerpt from her book:👇 . “Not everyone spends money like crazy after they lose someone they love. But a lot of us do! A lot of us start drinking more than we did before. And a lot of us get tattoos. Or sleep around. We’re not breaking any rules, except the one that nobody knows the origin for, the one that says grief always equals sadness. . Grief is sadness, but it’s also an unscratchable itch, an insatiable hunger, an unsoothable ache. It is an extreme discomfort that’s both spiritual and physical. After Aaron’s death, I could feel my heart beating harder and faster in my chest. The muscles in my shoulders, neck, and head tightened into thick knots. My head ached constantly. “ . Today is day two of my period so I’m feeling all the feels. It does feel good to cry though. . #periodguru #hotyoungwidowsclub
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Going through infertility and IVF treatment is difficult and exhausting, medication can make you feel drowsy, and it can be a long unsettling time so it's extremely important to make sure you get plenty of rest and sleep. Doing too much takes its toll on our bodies and our minds and it's when we are asleep that our body can repair and recharge us. So make sure you're getting those Zzzzzz's. I remember being so tired after doing my injections every night it really does drain you so get as much rest as possible. #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfbaby #rainbowbaby #fertility #fetsuccess #embryotransfer #ivfcycle #ivfcommunity #ivfpreparation #ivfprep #ivfinjections #ivfmedication #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfuk #infertilitycommunity #infertilityuk #fertilitytreatment
These two have my whole heart, and this picture with my biggest boy’s protective hand reaching out to his little brother… just melts my heart into a puddle. ❤️ It’s a simple and sweet moment, and everything I wished for during our 9+ year journey to parenthood. If you’re reading this and waiting for your children to arrive… I wish this for you too. It’s worth every moment of heartache, painful waiting and digging deep to find your strength. 💕 #fertilitysupport #fertilitycoach #fertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #ttc #ivf #ttccommunity #fertilitycommunity #fertilitycoaching
You are Valuable You are Whole and You matter Never think less of yourself due to your challenges. . . #beibeihaven #youarenotalone #ttc #ttccommunity #infertility #infertilityjourney #fertilitysupport #ivfjourney #thereisalwayshope #newmonth #wecare #pregnancyandbabyloss #fertilitychallenges #leanon #myjourney #infertilitysucks #hope
I’ve just received the sweetest gift in the post from my best friend who lives overseas! A handmade healing crystal bracelet for me, personalised to help with my ‘issues’ and they even included one for my husband! I can’t lie it’s made me very emotional and there may have been some tears shed. Despite everything me and my husband are going through I am SO grateful to have a friend this wonderful ❤️ #ttc #ttcpcos #pcosproblems
Miera kahwin Jun 2017..masa umur 24 tahun...masa ni zero knowledge psal pregnancy..kesalahan pertama yang miera buat adalah masa sebelum kahwin...miera ada cakap yang miera xnak anak lagi dalam setahun...masa tu xberapa cerdik😅 xthu lagi alam perkahwinan tu mcm mana...konon nk enjoy dlu dengan suami...last2 minggu pertama kahwin dah rasa mcm nk ada baby😂1st mistake! jgn ckp mcm tu...sebab kata2 tu adalah doa... #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters
*TRIGGER WARNING* A lovely person (who I won't name ) contacted me on here asking me about my underactivethyroid due to having concerns they may have the same. Once we got talking they told me about their binge eating disorder and were brave enough to open up about it. I'm so grateful they did because it has made me feel able to finally admit I have the same problem. As much as social media can be negative, it's things like this which make it such a supportive community. I have suffered in silent for so many years and hid it from my family and husband. The shame and guilt I've felt. I didn't even realise that's what it was called, I just thought I was disgusting and no one else did this, only me. I have finally opened up to my husband and asked for help from the doctors. I feel a weight has been lifted I'm free, but what comes with opening up, for me, makes me feel drained for a few days. I've been through A LOT of trauma, I am not surprised I've developed this. I will talk about my life on here as I'm not ashamed and I want to show others that no matter what you've been through, you can survive! #underactivethyroid #thyroidhealing #hashimotos #glutenfree #dairyfree #wellbeing #fitness #weightloss #exercise #mentalhealth #anxiety #TTC #fertility #blog #blogger #hypothyroidism #dailylife #sertraline #healthyeating #bingeeating #bingeeatingdisorder #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters
😁 Even if I don't end up getting pregnant, I'll just be excited to see that my body is doing what it's supposed to. Other TTC PCOS ladies will know what I mean if you've been trying for a long time. . . . #PCOS #opks @mirafertility #mirafertility #mira #lhtest #leutenizinghormone #lh #ovulationtest #ovulation #fertilitytesting #infertility #Infertilityjourney #ttcjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttctribe
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A long and rough day at work today, but coming home to this sweet, precious little kiddo makes everything better.
Progesterone! Our natural calming, happy and anti-anxiety hormone. When she drops it low, you’ll feel it - and not in a good way. ⠀ ⠀ Progesterone is made by are ovaries through ovulation, and in smaller amounts by our adrenal glands. It’s purpose is to thicken the uterine lining and make it nice and spongy in preparation for a pregnancy. If pregnancy doesn’t occur, progesterone drops and your period begins. Along with playing a role in pregnancy, progesterone is also an anti-inflammatory, helps with anxiety, lightens periods, boosts metabolism and gives us that gorgeous glowy skin! (Ever wondered where a “pregnancy glow” comes from? It’s progesterone! )⠀ ⠀ It’s not going to be a fun time when this hormone is lower than it should be...Some signs and symptoms include anxiety, shorter cycles, low or completely missing libido, acne, spotting either side of your cycle and headaches or migraines. It can also sadly be the cause of infertility and pregnancy loss. But what causes lower levels?⠀ ⠀ 1. Your not ovulating. You need to be ovulating to make optimal levels of progesterone! ⠀ ⠀ 2. You’re stressed. Stress is the ultimate progesterone vampire! It will suck up all your progesterone to make cortisol, which will then also block your progesterone receptors. ⠀ ⠀ 3. Your thyroid is under active. If your thyroid isn’t working properly, you won’t be able to optimally make pregnenolone (the precursor to progesterone ). ⠀ ⠀ 4. You have PCOS. If you have higher androgen levels, your progesterone will take a fall. Plus if you’re not getting a period or they are irregular, you might not be ovulating. (Refer back to #1 ! )⠀ ⠀ 5. Your estrogen levels are high. When estrogen is dominant or there are excess amounts of it around, progesterone becomes low in relation to it. This can cause additional symptoms like sore breasts, bloating and fluid retention and anger/irritability. ⠀ ⠀ 6. Your prolactin levels are high. Prolactin is higher in breastfeeding mumas, but it can also be raised due to other factors such as stress and a poor diet. This can inhibit ovulation and therefore progesterone production. ⠀ ⠀ So,what next? I’ll be covering how to increase progesterone in my next post!
Can I be honest? I didn’t want to write this post. I’m literally making myself do it right now and I just really really don’t want to. It’s personal...maybe too personal. I’ve been pretty vulnerable on this space, but trying for a baby...that is something I only talk about with Curtis and maybe 2-3 others who are close to me. But as soon as I saw the results on Friday I had this feeling that it needed to be shared for all of us who are “trying”. For all mamas who have a love that has been born in their hearts for a child they have yet to conceive. It’s a powerful love. These are the tests that we keep hidden, that haunt us from the bathroom garbage can, that can make us feel like we have failed...again. It’s such an incredibly vulnerable place to be and requires more courage than I ever thought I would need in creating a family. After 6 pregnancies, three ending in loss, I have a lot of fear of the unknown. Each month that goes by I’m terrified to not get pregnant and also terrified to get a positive result. It’s really really hard. And I cry a lot. For all of the women who are here now, my heart is with you. I see you. You are not alone. You are strong, so brave, and a warrior of the body, heart, and mind. Motherhood is a journey that begins with a desire and yearning to hold our child in our arms. And the journey unfolds differently for each of us. It can be painful to watch others’ journeys unfold and hard to see the beauty in our own. But there is incredible beauty that is uniquely created for each of us through our own stories. And that beauty will carry us and bring us joy and light as we walk our own path towards becoming mothers, one way or another. 🧡 . . . Just a quick side note, there are NOT ENOUGH WORDS to convey my deep gratitude for my three children I have here with me. I am honored and cry almost daily with how thankful I am to be their mom. But when Curtis and I watch them all together it just feels like someone is missing and our family isn’t quite complete 🧡, so we have chosen to continue this journey.
Transferred these two perfect embryos this afternoon. Now we wait til 7/09 to see if any of these little embabies will turn into human babies!
Our desire to become parents was our "why" for getting out of debt. In September, it will be 3 years of longing and waiting. ⠀ ⠀ The past few months of quarantine have given me ample opportunities to think about my life, both the things that feel like they're missing, and the things I'm thankful for, like health, family and connection. ⠀ ⠀ If there's one thing I've loved about #quarantine , it's the opportunities for silence. I'm not a hustle and bustle person, I need my peace and quiet to recharge.⠀ ⠀ I've been reflecting on how sometimes when things don't happen in the timing we hoped, it's for our own good. ⠀ ⠀ I think about my stress levels, and how navigating through the unknown of Covid-19 with with small children would have added another layer of anxiety for me (parents you are warriors ). ⠀ ⠀ How instead, Dave and I were able to spend hours (weeks, months ) of quality time just the two of us, a season we may never have again in our lives. ⠀ ⠀ I think about how I never would have considered starting my own business if I had gone straight into motherhood as planned. ⠀ ⠀ This business has been my “baby” the last few years, and I’m so thankful for the experiences and the people that have come my way because of it.⠀ ⠀ Though my heart longs to be a mother, I can see how even in this past season, God's timing was likely better than my own. ⠀ ⠀ It's a lesson I try to remember when I'm feeling impatient with the journey.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @sandyberryphotography
I usually keep my fertility posts to my fertility accounts. I have two other accounts now. The first was created to share my personal journey. To have somewhere to vent and document my way through the rollercoasters of infertility without "burdening" my personal account with my sad and depressing posts. I felt like that's not what people expected from me, that my pictures of needles, medications, tears and heartbreak wouldn't mesh well with my happy cat photos and my rainbow aesthetic. I followed so many strong people share their struggles on Instagram, their raw openness made me feel less alone, like I wasn't the only one feeling the way I felt. I decided that, while in the process of starting IVF, I would also share some of what it was like to go through the treatments that tv makes look so easy. Just somewhere seperate, not to bother those who didn't want to see it. @ledon .and.trevor.ivf started out as my way to connect with others going through the same journey. When my IVF cycle ended in a chemical pregnancy, I used the account to reach others, to try and educate the public on what so many people deal with every day. I found my voice then. I decided that my heartache and pain could lead me to something better. That I could use my trauma and experiences to try and make a difference. That's when I created @faces .of.fertility . I thought a few friends that I made through infertility could share their stories on my platform as a way to bring awareness to infertility in Newfoundland. It has been so much more than I thought it could be. Faces of Fertility has reached way more people than I thought possible. I've made connections with so many beautiful people the past month. We have laughed and cried and they shared their incredible stories with the world. I'm so amazed at how many strong people there are in our province. We've been through so much, but keep going. The support has been overwhelming. I've decided that my purpose is to try and bring IVF to Newfoundland. [Continued in comments]
Booked for a Laparoscopy on the 13th of July, which is my first every surgery and I am excited and nervous. One step closer to baby. The doctor said “you want a baby? We’ll get you your baby!” And I felt relieved that someone is helping me and listening and wants me to get pregnant and be well.
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Every person is on their own journey. Please be kind to yourself and to others. Please be thoughtful. Before you ask someone when they are planning to have children or when they are planning to give their child a sibling, think. Think about how hurtful it would be if the person you are speaking to has been trying for YEARS. That is the case for #1in8 Think about the heartbreak for those who field that question who just suffered a miscarriage. That is the case for #1in4 Thank you @everydaynjmama for the important and beautiful reminder. For those who are going through losses or exhausted by the negative tests, know that we see you and we are here for you.
Today I will hold you a little longer. Today I will squeeze you a little harder. Today I will give you extra kisses. Today I will tell you I love you a million times. Today I will cherish each moment a little more. What none of us knew is that you are our miracle baby! You are the love that made it into our lives. I wish you could meet all of your siblings but for now they will forever look over us all. 👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼 We wish we got to meet you sweet baby, may you forever Rest In Peace and know how loved you are. You will be forever loved and never forgotten. #waitingforourrainbowbaby #miscarriages #1in4 #3losses #1miracle #ttc #tryingtoconceive #miscarriages #iam1in4 #recurrentmiscarriages #recurrentpregnancyloss #moretesting #wecanbethereforeachother #warrior #secondaryinfertility #whosaidmakingababywaseasy #growingafamily #babymakingisnteasy #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #alwayslovedneverforgotten