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mini.m.and.m

Clexane... we always have a date every night, at the same time... but you never give me flowers... Ok, silly season has got to me if I'm talking to my meds! Right? 🤦‍♀️ Does anyone else do that or is it just me!!?

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sarahsjourney_

Thank you to @jennalynn618 for the most amazing care package 💛. It will make getting thru these next 5 days before my beta blood work on Friday so much better. An thank you to @ivf_got_you_babe for linking me with such an amazing person who has since become an awesome friend who is there day in and day out these past few weeks as we entered month 2 at our fertility clinic. Already got my cozy socks on to keep my temp up 🥰#ttcthankfulandgratefulexchange #ttccommunity #twoweekwait #babydust #fertility #ttcsisters #friends #infertilitysucks #fertilityclinic #fertilitysisters #pcos #pcosfighter

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theonewaitingox

So I have my results and as I suspected I should be due any day now & we will have to start our first round of #iui in #jan2019... I’ve mixed emotions about this cause we were so looking forward to starting before Christmas but I need to appreciate the chances we do have so here’s to looking forward with a new year on the horizon & hopefully the best change ever 🙏🏼✨😇2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣🎉 ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #iuijourney #ttc #iuitreatment #newyear #newstart #excitingroadforward #chances #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarriors #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityjournal #fertilitytreatment #fertilitysupport #fertilitysisters #positivethinking #positivevibes #positivity #hope #goodthingsarecoming

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herstoryourstrength

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demisimpson92

To my beautiful wife. I know times seem hard right now but I promise you we will get through this together. Remember you are beautiful, amazing, funny, caring, selfless, loyal and one of a kind!! You are perfect to me. Our wait will make it all that more special. The time will come when we become parents. We’re at a crappy stage right now but all the scans, needles, medication, ups and downs will all be worth it in the end. I got you my love. I love you today, tomorrow and forever ❤️ #fertilityjourney #fertilitycommunity #fertilitysisters #fertilitypineapple #infertile #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #pcos #pcossupport #pcossucks #lesbianfertility #lesbianfertilitycommunity #samesexparents #lesbians #lgbtq🌈 #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #onedayatatime #iloveyoutodaytomorrowandforever

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kisses_for_alba

Was having a bit of a bad day today. PMS has been causing havoc and making me feel anxious about our next fertility treatment rather than excited. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by life and annoyed with myself for not being on track with the healthy eating and exercise. . So after weeks of not going, a body balance class was just what I needed. Such a mood booster! . #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttccommunity #iui #iuijourney #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilitysisters #fertilitytreatment #infertility #infertilityjourney #anxiety #anxietyrelief #overwhelmed #depression #bodybalance #yoga #exercise #pms #pmsproblems #moodbooster #relaxation #waitingforourrainbow

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just.jay._

Take responsibility for you. Self care is not selfish. Switching off isn’t rude, replying to text in your own time isn’t mean. Taking time to read a book isn’t a luxury it’s about taking care of you. Listen to your body. There are two types of tired; the one when we need sleep and the one when we need peace. Make time for both 💭 . . #ivf #icsi #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivfjourney #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilitysisters #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ttcsupport #ttcaftermiscarriage #rainbowbaby #icsijourney #positivevibes #positivequotes #positivemindset #selfcaredaily #makingbabyberty

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everyday.fifo.wife

NEW BLOG - “Will I poo myself?” The common questions answered in a VERY in-depth discussion about what to expect with your first Colon hydrotherapy. You should know me by now that I don’t leave any detail out so with that being said! READ MY BLOG all about my first experience with Colonics 💩💩💩 #everydayfifowife #bucambassador #letstalkaboutit #bottomsupcolonics #colonics . . . . #fifo #mumofboys #motherhoodalive #sunshinecoast #motherhoodrising #fertilitysisters #documentedmotherhood #momtogs #our_everyday_moments #teammotherly #infertilitysucks #pcosawareness #fifofamily #momswithcameras #ig_motherhood #motherhoodrising #blog #mothersunited #lovemytribe #mothers #unitedinmotherhood #blogger #mumswithcameras #ttc

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positivityseesyouthrough

I had a lovely lady ask me what tests I have had during this process which I thought would be beneficial to share with those at a similar stage or further behind me. I’ve had a lot of back and forth with the hospital and gp and the various different consultants/registrars, all telling me different and conflicting things. It’s wasted months of us having to wait for my next cycle to redo certain tests because of hospital appointment cancellations or incorrect information being given at the time. So I really want to make sure you ladies have some clearer information so you can stay one step ahead. Please note this is a list of tests I’ve had based on there being male fertility problems, it is likely to be different/others needed if there is a female fertility problem. Ive also not included the scans Ive had. I’ve gone for these tests more than once due to a lot of them having to be so many months in date so keep this is mind when you have your first hospital meetings- as I thought once you had it done and all was okay that was it ✅ but I had to wait and have my hormone levels done again. At the time I was having irregular/long cycles so to wait another 40 days was awful! What’s the saying; “patience is not about waiting, but keeping a good attitude while waiting”? 😳🤥😉 also check your local ivf referral criteria online (if using NHS), this lists all the criteria needed for applications to be sent.🤞🏻I hope this helps. #ttcjourney #fertilitysisters #maleinfertility #ivfcommunity #ivf #ivfjourney #ttcsupport #ivfsupport

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kisses_for_alba

A little bit late but here are my fertility facts for #fertilityweek 💜I took the contraceptive pill from the age of 16 until I got married at 29. 💜We started trying for a baby very soon afterwards but after 18 months with no success we finally went to the GP. 💜We were quickly referred to UCLH and after lots of tests were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. 💜We had 3 rounds of Clomid and IUI which resulted in our BFP, after 3 years of ttc. 💜The pregnancy was amazing and I even avoided any morning sickness. 💜Following complications during labour at 41 weeks we lost our little Alba when she was just two days old. 💜We never thought that we would be able to go through the process of ttc, a pregnancy or labour again. 💜Our desires to be parents were stronger than that initial feeling and we’ve been ttc again for nearly 2 years. 💜We’ve had 2 rounds of Clomid and IUI back at UCLH with most of the same drs and nurses looking after us again. 💜We have 1 more round of this treatment which we hope to have before Christmas. . #fertility #fertilitywarrior #fertilitysisters #infertility #unexplainedinfertility #fertilityjourney #iui #iuijourney #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcjourney #babyloss #lifeafterloss #breakthesilence #talkaboutfertility #fertilitytreatment

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positivityseesyouthrough

I’ve noticed something different this week! I’ve started to sing again when listening to the radio. Something I realised I haven’t done in so long. This week I’ve started to feel myself again, not sure how or why but I can feel me smiling and being in the moment again. And I like it! The small things ay?! #infertility #fertilitysisters #fertilityjourney #ivfgotthis #ivfjourney #ttcproblems 🤞🏻💗

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beforethebump

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flourishfertility

It’s Friday! And it’s been a good week! We kicked off our #smallgroupcoaching session this week with the theme of nourishment. We’re creating nourishing relationships through the group because being in this together is so important. What relationships nourish you? What relationships don’t? How can you create more time for the people who do lift you up?

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goddessmomma_fertilityyoga

When we are at a low point. When we seem lost and confused we start looking for answers outside of ourselves. Makes sense of course when we are dealing with a health issue, a relationship, our emotions. We search and search through Google, retreats, doctors of all sorts, spiritual teachers... ✨ It’s easier, right? They tell us what to do and we do it and if it doesn’t work than we know it’s not our fault bc we didn’t come up with it. And then we move on to the next...and the next...and we just keep going in hopes that we will find that one magical being who will make us all better. ✨ There are humans that can do that, there is medicine and spiritual teachings that I believe can turn it all around, but, a BIG BUT here... ✨ It’s YOU who holds the key to your temple. It’s your thoughts and energy running through your veins that creates the outcome. YOU are the M A G I C A L B E I N G that turns it all around. T R U S T Y O U R S E L F ! ! ! 🙌 . . . . . . . . . . . #trustyourself #spiritualguidance #believe #yogateacher #spiritualteacher #spiritjunkie #trusttheuniverse #fertilityyoga #goddessmomma #goddessmommafertilityyoga #ttccommunity #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #fertilityjourney #infertilityjourney #love #fertilitysisters

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beforethebump

Happy hump day ladies 🍑⁣ ⁣ How comfortable in your own skin does your fertility journey make you feel? 🌸⁣ ⁣ Trying for months, years, or maybe even just becoming more fertility aware in preparation, trying to conceive can often wreak havoc with body love and confidence!😩⁣ ⁣ WHY??? ⁣ ⁣ Because when things don’t work/go as expected we criticise ourselves, our bodies for not doing what is so natural.....reproduce🤔⁣ ⁣ Strolling round in the buff, using positive affirmations and don’t forget the power of touch, can be a powerful practice to improve body love and body image 👌 ⁣ ⁣ But how does this help fertility!? ⁣ ⁣ ✨improves sex drive and increased enjoyment for what can become quite regimental when ttc- babies don’t come from storks you know ladies⁣ ⁣ ✨loving your body means you become more familiar with it and how it works. You Pick up on the signals your body is telling you such as when your ovulating so you know the best times to try! ⁣ ⁣ ✨ You protect and take care for the things you love right? Same goes for your body, if you truly love it you are less likely to abuse it and more likely to nourish it in the best way possible for conception ⁣ ⁣ So... let’s get naked 🙌⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #ttcuk #ukivf #fertilitynetworkuk #infertilityuk #ttccommunity #ivfcommunity #fertilitycommunity #infertilitycommunity #ttcsupport #ivfsupport #fertilitysupport #infertilitysupport #ttcsisters #ivfsisters #fertilitysisters #infertilitysisters #ttcfriends #ivffriends #fertilityfriends #infertilityfriends #ttcpcos #ivfpcos #fertilityproblems #thisisinfertility #fertilityissues #ttcaftermiscarriage #naturalbodycare #organicbodycare #nontoxic #pcosfighter

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chrisplusjoe

The injection wounds are slowly healing and soon there will be nothing left but the scars of a dream unfulfilled

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beforethebump

@evolvebeautyuk branding on point 👌 ********************************************************* Any guesses on which of their natural organic products will be featured in our fertility care packages!? 🌿 ********************************************************* I’ll give you a hint...it’s not here because she’s sitting all pretty in our Trying to conceive box 💁‍♀️ • • • • • • #ttcuk #ukivf #fertilitynetworkuk #infertilityuk #ttccommunity #ivfcommunity #fertilitycommunity #infertilitycommunity #ttcsupport #ivfsupport #fertilitysupport #infertilitysupport #ttcsisters #ivfsisters #fertilitysisters #infertilitysisters #ttcfriends #ivffriends #fertilityfriends #infertilityfriends #ttcpcos #ivfpcos #fertilityproblems #thisisinfertility #fertilityissues #ttcaftermiscarriage #naturalbodycare #organicbodycare #nontoxic #pcosfighter

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eggainst_the_odds

Before I had cancer I used to be blonde but when my hair grew back darker than it ever had been before, I decided to embrace it and save my money on hair dye. I saw it as a symbol of the 'new' post cancer me. My illness seems another life time ago, I've learnt to adapt and adjust to the lifestyle changes that having cancer has forced upon me; the walking disability is now just part of who I am, it doesn't define or consume me. So it feels pretty odd opening up old wounds, sharing my past eleven years on. Naively I never really thought I'd have to use the eggs I preserved back then. They were always just an insurance policy, something to keep in my back pocket so to speak. How very, very lucky I am that I took out that "insurance" and how important I now believe it is for EVERY woman receiving a cancer diagnosis to get that same opportunity. #cancersurvivor #fertilitysisters #infertility #eggfreezing #icsi #ivfCommunity #ivfsisters #fertilitypreservation #ivfwarrior

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fertilityhopebox

🌜Moonstone 🌛...It has been known for centuries in China as a lucky stone 🍀, that balances also yin and yang energies ☯️. Thus, it is a fundamental fertility crystal and one we just had to include in our Fertility Hope Bracelet 📿💙💜. . . . 2️⃣4️⃣days until the Fertility Hope Box release!! 💙💜 #excitingtimes . . . . #hopesheldhigh #hope #fertility #fertilityjourney #infertile #fertilitytreatment #fertilityawareness #fertilemind #fertilitysupport #fertilityissues #fertilityfriend #ttc #2ww #hopingandpraying #hopingforamiracle #hopesanddreams #hopesup #ivf #miscarriage #recurrentmiscarriage #recurrentpregnancyloss #twoweekwait #iu #ivftransfer #ivftreatment #fertilitysisters #ivfsisters #infertilitysisters

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goddessmomma_fertilityyoga

F E R T I L I T Y YOGA! 🌙🧘‍♀️ Locust Pose #Salabhasana Stimulates, cleanses, and nourishes ovaries and reproductive organs with fresh blood. ✨ Switch up your backbend with locust anytime during your cycle. ✨ Press your pelvic bone into the mat as you lift your arms, chest, and legs off of the mat. Imagine you are shooting fertile energy out through your toes and fingers!! Gaze down your nose. ✨ See you on the mat Goddess Momma😘 . . . . . . . . . . #locust #locustpose #yoga #asana #fertilityyogateacher #fertilityyoga #yogateacher #fertilityjourney #ttc #goddessmomma #infertility #holisticfertility #fertilitysisters #divinemother #moon #iamtrust #reproductivehealth #womenshealth

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darrien_minnie_fertility

Tag your favourite fertility warriors! And tell me how amazing it is to have a community to support you!!! #fertilitysisters #ttcsistersareawesome #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ttcsupport

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beforethebump

👆👆👆 a little summit to sleep on ladies 💁‍♀️💕

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fertilegirl

We are obsessed with these daily supplement packs for women, customized for your health needs from @mybinto . A #fertilityjourney can be very overwhelming (duh!) and this is one less thing for you to worry about. Another reason we personally love BINTO: it was founded by a fertility nurse (we shared her journey on June 27th if you want to find the old post)! Enter for a chance to win a FREE MONTH of daily supplement pack ($50 value) and a free phone consultation. To enter: Follow @fertilegirl and @mybinto , like this post, tag two friends in the comments. We'll choose a winner in 48 hrs. Good luck and #motheryourself ! Hate giveaways? Check our Instagram Stories for a 15% off promo code. #sponsored #ad . . . . . . #giveaway #giveawaycontest #contest #ttc #ttcsisters #fertilityawareness #ttcsupport #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttccommunity #realtalk #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #prenatalvitamins #prenatal #prenatalnutrition #free #fertilitycommunity #fertilitysisters #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ivfwarrior #ivfjourney

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wellnesswithswissgarde

Our Fertility Detox Cleansing kit will cleanse your entire reproductive system for 15 Days. It has powerful organic herbs that does the job of cleaning out accumulated waste materials and impurities that causes infertility and health challenges. It also cleanses the blood streams of toxins, bacteria and parasites. It fights inflammations, improves digestion, enhances a healthy and natural weight loss, strengthens your immune response and promote over-all optimal health. All of this makes the body a haven for conception to happen. Our herbs are designed for handling issues like: infections and diseases no matter how long it has been there. Such as; Gonorrhea, Staphylococcus, Fibroid, Pile, Stroke, Ulcer, Urinary Tract Infections, Hormone imbalance, Ovarian Cysts, Cancer, Fallopian Tube Blockage, Asthma, Endometriosis, High Blood Pressure, Weight Loss & Obesity, Eye Problem (long and short sighted, cataract, glaucoma), Arthritis, Kidney & Liver Problem, Diabetes, Menstrual problem (pain, irregular or blockage), Tuberculosis, Low sperm , Hepatitis, Pneumonia and Many More. "Get our fertility kit today and say goodbye forever to infertility. WhatsApp / 📞📞 08165049656 #fertility #swissgarde #hormonalimbalance #health #fertilitysisters #lagirl #iregularmenstruation #fallopaintube #ovariancyst #lagosnigeria #naijawomen #highbloodpressure #fibroids #heathiswealth #jagabansales

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brooklyn.cocoa.mommy

#Repost @fertilegirl ・・・ Nichelle Sublett and her husband got married in 2013. She was 30 when they got married, and she said in being mindful of her age, she stopped taking the pill right away. . After difficulty getting pregnant, Sublett was eventually diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that affects about 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a leading cause of fertility problems. She said it was difficult for doctors to diagnose as she doesn’t fit the profile of a PCOS candidate. . Clomiphene and letrozole are among drugs that have been recommended for PCOS patients to take when trying to get pregnant. Sublett has tried them both. . In fact, she has tried it all, she said. She’s tried yoga, acupuncture, even mantras. She’s tried gluten-free and dairy-free diets. She’s had Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) treatments and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She’s become pregnant naturally. . She’s actually been pregnant five times and she said it has felt like a miracle each time. After the excitement of hearing heartbeats, she’s faced the devastating grief of miscarriages. . When she was crowned Mrs. North Carolina 2018, she knew immediately she had to use this new platform for her voice to be heard. . “It’s a common misconception that African-American women don’t have problems with fertility. In fact, African-American women suffer from more infertility problems than our Caucasian sisters,” she said. . “It’s been really therapeutic for me, finding something positive in this. Being able to share and talk about it, helps heal me versus having it bottled up so long — it just weighed on me even more,” Sublett said. . #StartAsking #motheryourself #womenofcolor #ttcsisters #fertilitysisters #infertilitysisters #pcosfighter #pcoscysters #pcosawareness #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #miscarriageawareness #recurrentpregnancyloss #mrsamerica #fertilityadvocate

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fertilegirl

Nichelle Sublett and her husband got married in 2013. She was 30 when they got married, and she said in being mindful of her age, she stopped taking the pill right away. . After difficulty getting pregnant, Sublett was eventually diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that affects about 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a leading cause of fertility problems. She said it was difficult for doctors to diagnose as she doesn’t fit the profile of a PCOS candidate. . Clomiphene and letrozole are among drugs that have been recommended for PCOS patients to take when trying to get pregnant. Sublett has tried them both. . In fact, she has tried it all, she said. She’s tried yoga, acupuncture, even mantras. She’s tried gluten-free and dairy-free diets. She’s had Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) treatments and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She’s become pregnant naturally. . She’s actually been pregnant five times and she said it has felt like a miracle each time. After the excitement of hearing heartbeats, she’s faced the devastating grief of miscarriages. . When she was crowned Mrs. North Carolina 2018, she knew immediately she had to use this new platform for her voice to be heard. . “It’s a common misconception that African-American women don’t have problems with fertility. In fact, African-American women suffer from more infertility problems than our Caucasian sisters,” she said. . “It’s been really therapeutic for me, finding something positive in this. Being able to share and talk about it, helps heal me versus having it bottled up so long — it just weighed on me even more,” Sublett said. . #StartAsking #motheryourself #womenofcolor #ttcsisters #fertilitysisters #infertilitysisters #pcosfighter #pcoscysters #pcosawareness #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #miscarriageawareness #recurrentpregnancyloss #mrsamerica #fertilityadvocate

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thefertilitykitchen

Infertility sure does take the fun out of trying. Am I right?! 🤣

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everyday.fifo.wife

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fertilegirl

***AVA BRACELET GIVEAWAY*** Have you been wanting to try the #avabracelet you keep seeing all over your news feed? Well, we're going to send our winner one directly to her house. To enter: Follow @fertilegirl on Instagram and Facebook, like this post, and tag three friends in the comments. We'll choose a winner in 48 hrs. Good luck and #motheryourself ! . . #giveaway #competition #freebie #avabracelet #avawomen #ttc #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #fertility #fertilitysisters #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney #comp #win #giveaways #sweepstakes #giveawaycontest #contest #contestgiveaway #giveawaytime #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #fertilitytracker #fertilityapp

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claire_gardner__

This week is #worldreflexologyweek so I thought I’d share a little bit about how I support clients with fertility reflexology 👣 ... Reflexology is so much more than a foot rub or massage. It’s a deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment which aims to bring about balance in the body 🌟 ... Fertility reflexology sessions also allow you a safe place to explore all elements of your life that leave you feeling out of balance and I will gently support you to find your own way back to a place that feels right for you. Each session is entirely bespoke depending on your individual situation and how you want to move forward 💕

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kisses_for_alba

Official prep completed with some repeat blood tests. Should be ready to go ahead with our final iui very soon. . Keeping up with our tradition, we had a treat afterwards. See the yummyness in my story. . #waitingforourrainbow #rainbowbaby #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilitywarrior #fertilitysisters #infertility #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #infertilitysisters #iui #iuijourney #iuisisters #bloodtest #hubby #wifey #uclh #hospital

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everyday.fifo.wife

Something that I have to constantly keep in mind. Actually I need patience in all areas of my life right now. Baby patience, Fifo work patience, business patience, fitness patience far out even Mothering Patience. I thought I was getting good at being patient but then BAM the universe sends me another reminder. I just really want to send another massive thank you for the abundance of messages I’ve been receiving! Gosh I’ve been getting messages from people across the other side of the world that I’ve never met before but we spoke like we’d been friends forever. I’m all good now. I gave myself yesterday to feel sorry for myself, Lay down, watch movies and eat anything and everything in sight. Cry until I gave myself a headache and then spent almost an hour in the shower lathered in lavender oil to calm myself the F down. Today is definitely a new day. I grew up over night and I feel stronger. This is not the first time this has happened before but it feels different because this time I actually have kids.. I know what it’s like to carry and love a child where as the first time I had a miscarriage it was before Ray. This time it hit me hard and had me envisioning what that baby would of been like. It was so surreal holding it in my hands yesterday. I didn’t expect it. I didn’t even expect to be pregnant. One positive we are taking from this is at least I was pregnant. There’s hope to take from this experience. #everydayfifowife . . . . #Miscarriage #loss #boymum #mumofboys #motherhoodalive #sunshinecoast #motherhoodrising #fertilitysisters #documentedmotherhood #momtogs #our_everyday_moments #teammotherly #infertilitysucks #pcosawareness #waiting #momswithcameras #ig_motherhood #motherhoodrising #blog #mothersunited #lovemytribe #mothers #unitedinmotherhood #blogger #mumswithcameras #ttc

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sarahkate_ttc

We’re out this cycle (my RE wants to monitor my cycle one more month sans hormones and I really don’t want to TTC without progesterone supplements) Sooooooo... I’m nesting! First room to tackle! Our laundry room/mudroom. What do you think?

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nextchapterdoula

Come and join us for Fertility Night. The 3rd Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at @the.living.room.london Connect with others who are struggling to conceive. Information share, get and give support. The next date is this Monday September 17th. #nextchapterfertilityanddoulasupport #fertilitynight #infertility #infertilityawareness #fertility #londonontario #ldnont #lndont #forestcity #local519 #519local #livingroomstudio #ttc #ttccommunity #fertilitysisters #ttcsisters #london519 #519london #519londonontario #lambeth #stthomasontario #railcity #community #everymonth #doula #infertilitydoula #fertilitydoula #livingroomstudio

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claire_gardner__

What is the story you are telling yourself about your ability to become pregnant? Is it full of hope and belief or is it based on fear? ••• What daily habits have you developed based on this story? Do you speak positive words when you look in the mirror? Do you take time each day to nurture and care for yourself? Or do you berate yourself and become lost in the midst of frustration and disappointment. ••• How does it feel to let go of the habits no longer serving you? How does it feel to let go of negative self talk, to filter the words you utter to yourself and speak only in kindness? ••• How does it feel to let go of the old story and rewrite a new one?

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claire_gardner__

Hello September 🍂 I can always feel this time of year like no other. That bittersweet sense of change as the summer draws to a close, coupled with the anticipation of cosy nights, candles and lots of autumn walks through crunchy leaves. I’m so excited for all this month has to offer. After a fairly laid back summer I’m getting back into a work headspace and going to focus on some exciting goals and projects. Watch this space 🧡

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fertilegirl

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claire_gardner__

For someone struggling with fertility issues being asked about having a baby can be heartbreaking. - Perhaps they make an excuse about not being ready, being busy with their career or even not being mother material. Most women won’t open up about their struggles. - They probably won’t tell you, as they plaster a smile on their faces and give their well rehearsed answer, that inside they are falling apart. Inside they are screaming “we’re trying and it’s the thing we want most in the world and we have no idea why it’s not happening for us.”

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claire_gardner__

I can’t decide whether I’m sad that summer is coming to an end or excited for autumn. I think I change my mind depending on the weather on any given day! There’s a definite autumn feel in the air this morning though, it was very chilly letting the dogs out and now I’m all cosy with my candles lit and a cup of tea as I do some morning journaling. 🍂 Do you want summer to stay or are you ready for autumn?

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sarahkate_ttc

So... I just found out my insurance denied my claim for the progesterone suppositories. Out of pocket cost: over $1000. Now, I know fertility treatments can be waaay more expensive than that... I’m not complaining. I’m just wondering if y’all know of less expensive options?

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claire_gardner__

E m o t i o n a l W e l l b e i n g Probably one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to fertility is your emotional wellbeing. Aside from the initial shock of being told you are infertile, which can be just as devastating as being given a cancer diagnosis, you have to manage day to day. Not only are you likely to be coping with the physical and emotional stress of fertility treatments but there are the day to day things too; the social media pregnancy announcements, the family gatherings, the well meaning advice from friends to “just relax and it will happen.” Here’s the thing. Life with fertility issues is still a life and you deserve to find peace and enjoyment. Remember all those things that made you happy BEFORE you decided you wanted a baby. Remember the things that brought you joy. It’s so easy to feel incomplete without the baby you much desire but with the right emotional support, as well as learning some simple techniques to manage your emotions you can find that joy again.

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claire_gardner__

Taking time of a Sunday for some self-care. I love to spend time journaling. The beauty of it is there’s no right or wrong way to do it. It’s a really wonderful way to dump all of the thoughts in my head onto paper and spend some time processing them. The act of putting pen to paper forces me to slow down and is very therapeutic.

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chrisplusjoe

Hi luvs. This video is Part 2 of 2 on my IVF for beginners series. I was preparing for my next IVF cycle and I remembered how complex everything felt when I was a newbie to IVF. So I decided to make a video for beginners to IVF and a revision for those who are more familiar with the IVF process. Feel free to share your experiences, thoughts or stories in the comments below. #fertility #TTC #Infertility #tryingtoconceive #chrisplusjoe #fertilitysupplements #youtuber #infertilitysucks #miscarriage #fertilitywarrior #naturopath #miscarriagesurvivor #fertilitysisters #ivf #ivfjourney #journeytobaby #pleaseletthiswork #c+j,#rainbowdust #ivfcommunity #infertilityawareness #ttccommunity #infertilitytreatment #secondaryinfertility #pregnancy #recurrentmiscarriage

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chrisplusjoe

Hi luvs. I was preparing for my next IVF cycle and I remembered how complex everything felt when I was a newbie to IVF. So I decided to make a video for beginners to IVF and a revision for those who are more familiar with the IVF process. Feel free to share your experiences, thoughts or stories in the comments below. #fertility #TTC #Infertility #tryingtoconceive #chrisplusjoe #fertilitysupplements #youtuber #infertilitysucks #miscarriage #fertilitywarrior #naturopath #miscarriagesurvivor #fertilitysisters #ivf #ivfjourney #journeytobaby #pleaseletthiswork #c+j,#rainbowdust #ivfcommunity #infertilityawareness #ttccommunity #infertilitytreatment #secondaryinfertility #pregnancy #recurrentmiscarriage

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fertilegirl

"I had my first baby at 46. I gave birth to my son Tommy after 8 years of in vitro . That was nothing short of a miracle - something I desperately wanted to finally happen. Once I had that child, my heart changed...and it played out in my heart every day." - fellow #ttcsister , #fertilitywarrior, and #girlboss @barbaracorcoran is our #wcw . First she built her empire, and then she built her family. Barbara did SEVEN rounds of IVF + egg donation (from her sister) to have her first child at 46. She then adopted her second child. We also love these words from her on seeing women proactively freeze their eggs in their 30's: "Anything that you can be in charge of yourself about is always good for everybody, not just you. The future kids you will or won't have, your colleagues, the people you associate with. I just am so much a believer in not giving away your power to the universe, see where it will land." THANK YOU @barbaracorcoran for being so open about your journey and helping to change the fertility conversation. Oh, and don't forget to SWIPE --> to see Barbara at 6 months pregnant hiking Machu Picchu. Seriously, can she get any more bad@ss! AND - to our favorite shark - if you read this, have us come pitch you on how we’re destigmatizing and democratizing fertility 😉❤️ . . . #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #eggdonor #eggdonation #sharktank #fertilitysisters #fertilityjourney #infertilityjourney #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttc #ttccommunity

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claire_gardner__

Last week I got back from an amazing family holiday in Menorca. It was absolute bliss to be able to completely disconnect from the world of social media and take some much needed time out and I must admit it’s taking some getting used to being back to reality. As I’m sure many of you know already I’m a huge advocate of self care. I truly believe that you can’t be your best, or do your best for others without taking time each day or each week to look after your own emotional and physical wellbeing. For me this last two weeks it’s been important that I allowed myself the time away from social media and from the pressures of running my own business. Now I’m slowly getting back into it but at my own pace. It’s so important to remember that not everything you see on the internet is real. In fact most of it is highly curated, staged and perfected. I think it’s so important to remember this, to never compare yourself to anyone else and to be ok about taking a step back once in a while. Much love to you all ❤️

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claire_gardner__

Spotted this in Morpeth today 💙

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motheryourself_first

I’m having one of those days where I’m lost in my thoughts 💭 Wondering what my future will really look like, what events are going to unfold or realizing I can’t really control it all. And I’ve come to realize those days are necessary. Sometimes you want to run 🏃🏼‍♀️ from them and convince yourself everything is figured out. To not let your vulnerability take over when you realize you have no idea what to expect anymore 🤷‍♀️ But if you give yourself a moment, you may recognize you are right where you’re meant to be, and you may begin to believe that this time period in your life was meant for you to just contemplate. To take the time to just be and think about what you really want and who you really are. 💖 Through my fertility journey I’ve realized some days are just filled with my dreams and ideas 💡, but I allow myself to just be in them. Not act on them, not go crazy trying to make things happen, I just choose to sit with them. Being comfortable with where you are right now and dreaming of the future is totally part of this journey. So sit back, find your favorite cozy space and start thinking. And don’t move. ☕️🛋 PS-looking for something to read while your lounging? Sign-up for our PDF of ‘5 Simple Steps to Improve your Fertility Right Now!’ Link in profile 😘

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jrny2baby

Learning to be patient and trusting that I'm exactly where I'm suppose to be right now #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcpcos #fertilitysupport #fertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #fertility #iuijourney #ivfjourney #babydusttoall #fertilitysisters

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claire_gardner__

Speak to yourself the way you would a dear friend who is struggling. Use kind words. Hold onto belief. Your body is listening. Send it a positive message 💕

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kisses_for_alba

This documentary was a lovely watch. I felt all their emotions with them. The hope, loss and humour. I saw so much of us in them. It’s reassuring to know that we’re not crazy, this is normal, we’re just doing our best to cope with it all. We are just like other couples on this difficult journey to parenthood. Available on @netflixuk #onemoreshot #netflixuk #waitingforourrainbow #documentary #fertility #fertilityissues #fertilityjourney #fertilitytreatment #fertilitysisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #iui #iuijourney #iuisisters #ivf #ivfbabble #ivfstrongertogether #ivfcommunity #lifeafterloss #babyloss #babyafterloss

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claire_gardner__

You are enough ❤️

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kisses_for_alba

I’ve made my wishes and tied on my bracelet. Now I wait! How long I do not know. How long does a wish take to come true? 💫 🌈 #wishstrings #wish #wishes #makeawish #dreams #waitingforourrainbow #hope #positivethinking #positivevibes #goodvibesonly #iui #iuijourney #fertilityjourney #fertilitysisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #lifeafterloss

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ourivfjourney.x

I am really struggling today, with my hormones and my mood - I am all over the place. My partner and I can’t stop arguing - I am so indecisive and literally just cry ALL the time. I feel like he is trying to understand, but he is being quite impatient with how I am feeling and for the first time, I really feel so alone in this. Please tell me that this will pass and I will feel like my happy, bubbly self again, as today I just feel depressed and I honestly do not know what to do - can anyone please give me any advice or assurances?? Thank you xx . . . . . . . . . #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfuk #advice #help #fertilityawareness #fertilitysisters #ttc #ttccommunity #7weekspregnant #7weeks6days #hormones #progesterone #open #honesty #discussion #pregnant #pregnancy

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claire_gardner__

Thoughts for a Friday ❤️

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kisses_for_alba

We’ve had some big hurdles to get past this year and we finally feel like we’ve come out the other side. So now it’s time to start thinking about the next chapter. We went back to the UCLH last year and have already had two cycles of IUI. We tried really hard to keep this a secret so it would be a huge surprise for everyone if it worked. Unfortunately, this wasn’t meant to be. This means we still have one more IUI treatment left!! We haven’t set a date for this yet and I want to feel completely ready, both physically and mentally, when we do. I’ve already started eating super foods, can’t wait to get back to the gym and am loving the female fertility meditation app. It took three treatments to conceive Alba so I am feeling really positive. Let’s do this 🌈 #waitingforourrainbow #readytomeetourbaby #rainbowbaby #ttc #tryingtoconceive #fertility #fertilityissues #fertilityjourney #fertilitydiet #fertilitysisters #fertilitytreatment #iui #iuijourney #iuisisters #ivfbabble #ivfstrongertogether #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #superfoods #healthyeating #healthyliving #whattoexpectwhenyourenotexpecting #positivethinking #positivevibes #positiveaffirmations #goodvibes #goodvibesonly #femalefertility #meditation

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claire_gardner__

The journey to parenthood is often complicated, with many twists and turns along the way and it can be so easy to lose a sense of who you are. There is so much advice out there, tips to help you become more fertile, diets, supplements, therapies...the list is endless. The thing is not everything works for every person, and there is no magic cure. This is where it’s important to turn inwards. To listen to the messages of your emotions and to listen to your gut instinct. What do YOU need? What do YOU believe? Spend time with yourself each day. Find what works for you. Meditate, stop and take some deep breaths, write a journal, go for a walk. Find whatever feels good and allows you to reconnect with yourself. The answers are inside of you. You just need to listen. 💕

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claire_gardner__

A cloudy start to the day calls for bottomless cups of tea 👌🏼

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claire_gardner__

Sometimes self-care is as simple as learning to unplug from the world for a little while. Social media is a wonderful way to connect with others but it can really play havoc with our inner peace. Scrolling through endless perfect images on Instagram can leave us feeling a little inferior. Or discovering a friends elaborate Facebook pregnancy announcement before breakfast can feel like a real kick in the teeth. So what can you do? Learn to switch off. Spend some time first thing in the morning focusing on YOU and not everyone on social media. Perhaps take a day or two off completely and see how you feel. Several years ago I came off Facebook altogether and now use it purely for work purposes and I have to say I feel much better for it. What can you do to “unplug?” 💕

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chrisplusjoe

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chrisplusjoe

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