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this_ivf_life

So had my blood test this morning to see if I can start my injections tonight. As yesterday was day one and a Sunday 🙄. Clinic obviously never received my results as they never called me back this afternoon. So I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to call the emergency number as I feel they won’t think it’s urgent or be able to do anything anyway. I will call first thing tomorrow, but has anyone started stims on day 3, and still had a successful egg collection?? I feel like that’s so late in the scheme of things and really don’t want to miss out this month, due to Xmas break next month. Please Help!!! ❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓#ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfround5 #ivfaustralia #ivfstims #ivficsi

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baby.maybe.ivf

Tonight will be stims day 3: currently on AM dexamethasone, and PM 150 units of Menopur and 300 units of Gonal F. Seeing other people’s numbers and follicle/retrieval counts, this seems an awful lot to do for a measly six follicles, but since my AMH and AFC numbers are plunging, it may be a case of ‘now or never’. 😰 #LowAMH, #DOR, #FollicleScan, #GeriatricPregnancy, #TTCLater, #AdvancedMaternalAge, #DiminishedOvarianReserve, #FertilityPreservation, #FertilityFailure, #EmbryoFreezing, #Infertility, #IVF, #IVFJourney, #Stims, #IVFStims, #Menopur, #GonalF, #GonalFPen, #TTCAfter35, #ElderlyOvaries

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ttcbabygtwo

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ivfplanb

Here we are Stims Day 8💉...feeling anxious, nervous, not sleeping much but our general feeling is still positive. We had a tough few days having to have IVIG and then reacting badly to it...but it’s all under control. The nurses and doctors at the clinic were more than amazing and so thorough! Enjoyed @infertile_life’s event yesterday :) Today we saw our follicles again...not many but they are growing ...we only need one, we keep telling ourselves. In between blood tests and scans we had some delicious food and tea/coffee because we deserve it lol 🤩😜😝Happy Sunday everyone! 😘 #ivfjourney #ttc #ivfstrongertogether #merional #positivevibes #ivfstims #wecandothis #sundayfunday

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ivf_thx

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our_ivf_journey13

Day 4 of stims and we are out for my birthday meal, had to nip back to our van to take my shot on time 🙈 crazy things we IVF warriors do 💪🏼 #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfstims #stimsinjections #thejourneycontinues

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ivf_thx

After a late work day and a 3 hour commute home in the snow (my commute is usually 35 minutes- tops!), I came home to my boo with my shots prepared and Polaroid camera ready to go. This is a beautiful love. . . . #ivf #ivflife #thisisivf #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ttc #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ihadamiscarriage #miscarriageawareness #rainbowbaby #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawareness #polaroid #polaroidsnap #infertilityawareness #iui #endometriosis #snapshots #sliceoflife #rainbowbaby #ivfcandy #pineapple #ivfmeds #ivfstims #stimming

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metrointegrative

🌿Insta-alert with 5 important tips on ways to help you save along your #ivfjourney.🌿 . ❇️ As a full-service fertility specialty pharmacy, ordering your meds from us at @metrointegrative can save you money versus from a mail-order pharmacy. That leaves you with more options and ways to get the most out of your benefits. Why? Because mail-order pharmacies may charge you more and eat up your insurance benefits. ❇️ Along with overnight shipping available, we are members of different discount groups, patient assistance programs. ❇️ We will go through all of the programs to see where savings can be found for you as a service we provide. ❇️ Financing the pharmacy portion of your cycle is available. ❇️ If you’re paying out-of-pocket, we’ll look for you to see what may be covered (such as luprolide, antibiotics). . @metrointegrative @unboxedmom proudly partner to empower and provide support along your #ttcjourney. We realize it is a financially and emotionally challenging time and are ready to help. Send us a DM or call so we can make the pharmacy experience of your #ivfcycle as easy as possible. . . #ivfmeds #ivfinjections #ivfsisters #eggfreezing #fertilityawareness #ttcsisters #fertilitycenter #nurse #fertilitysupport #gonalf #follistim #ttcsupport #TTC #IUI #progesterone #ivfsupport #lupron #infertilitysupport #metformin #fertilitydiet #pcossupport #ivfwarrior #womensupportingwomen #ivfstims #cetrotide #prometrium #ganirelix

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ivfplanb

Another day packed to the brim with pills, blood tests, scans, more pills, injections and more injections....oh and work and life in between...I have never felt so many emotions all at once....however our focus this cycle is to stay positive and just keep swimming!!! Tomorrow bloods then IVIG and no doubt new drugs will be introduced to the mix :) #ivfwarriors #ttc #ivfstrongertogether #ivfstims #stims #positivevibes #wecandothistogether

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two_girls_and_a_faulty_stork

| •D6 & Along came Orgalutran• . Now that guy is a real prick! I’m sure it’s the bluntest needle in town. . I always felt so guilty giving this one to K when she was cycling. . So I guess we’re about half way through stims, I can’t believe where that time has gone, so exciting. . I was honestly expecting to become an A-Hole, hormonal hot mess after starting to feel that way on the pill (totally out of character might I add) but no. I actually keep feeling more relaxed, calm & at ease as the days come & go. . Looking forward to our scan Friday, can’t wait to see how our follies are growing. . . . #ivf #ivfstims #ivfwithicsi #ivficsi #icsi #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #infertility #infertilityawareness #ivfmelbourne #ivfmeds #ivfmelb #ivfaustralia #family #twomums #twomumfamily #love #hoping #preying #wevegotthis

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mom.squared_

11-9-18 💉🎉

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ivfplanb

What an eventful day!! Back home and rested after hysteroscopy this morning. I must admit, it was tough....as I was in the room waiting to go in, I really was not a happy bunny. Thanks to the nurses and other patients there at the time that sat with me and helped me feel much much better!!! 🙌🙌 Also, today I got to open my box of treats!! Love love love it!! Such a cute idea @lulusgifts! And on a funny note...who would’ve thought I’d be taking viagra twice a day!!!!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 #ttc #ivfstrongertogether #positivevibes #wecandothis #fostimon #lulusgifts #lgbt #ivfwarriors #ivfstims #ivf2018

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two_girls_and_a_faulty_stork

| •Guided Meditation• . What a beautiful & relaxing way to start the day. Snuggling in with a caster oil heat pack on my belly & listening to guided meditation. . -> “Before Egg Collection” by Jackie Brown. . Self care throughout this journey is so important & I’m so blessed to be able to have a day at home after a busy weekend to relax & let my body rest. . Side Note: On the topic of being grateful, I am so very grateful that you stayed up late last night my love, to do my injection. I know you were exhausted & had an early start today but I truly appreciate your effort! Sorry you’re so tired today, coffee & hot choc date after work, my shout xxx . . #guidedmeditation #visulisation #powerofpositivity #powerofpositivethinking #relaxation #meditation #holistichealth #ivfstims #puregon #ivf #ivfjourney #ourivfjourney #blogger #mindbodysoul #healthylifestyle #growfolliesgrow #ivficsi #loveandscience #healthybodyhealthymind #ttc #ttcjourney #ivfmelb #ivfmelbourne #ivfgotthis #icsi #family #twomums #love #goodvibes #positivevibes

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ivfwiththeescobars

Ok I know y’all see those tiny hairs poking out all over my head. This postpartum hair loss has been real! I’m glad I already have regrowth but this phase is the worst and it continues to come out in small clumps when I shower and brush my hair through the day. #ivf #ivfjourney #ivf2017 #ivfstory #reallife #thisismylife #ivfround1 #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivfbaby #icsijourney #icsi #icsi2017 #icsicommunity #ivfstrong #ivfsuccess #ivficsi #ivfcycle #ivfsisters #pcos #ivfstims #ivfwithicsi #iui #postpartum #postpartumhairloss #postpartumbody #realpost #postpartumjourney #babyhairs #babyhairsonfleek

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ivfwiththeescobars

I always wondered if I would ever get to do stuff like this with an actual little person one day. Today was our first time having a play date and doing a craft with our mom group. My little turkey miracle! #ivf #ivfjourney #ivf2017 #ivfsucks #ivfstory #reallife #thisismylife #ivfround1 #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivfbaby #icsijourney #icsi #icsi2017 #icsicommunity #ivfstrong #ivfsuccess #ivficsi #ivfcycle #ivfsisters #pcos #stims #ivfstims #ivfwithicsi #iui

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askbelieveconceive

✅ — ultrasound this morning looked great! my left ovary is still lazy (as usual) but my right one is filling up. she let me know this was totally normal and was really pleased with my right ovary and the follicles in it. she said there’s already more in my right ovary than people typically have in both ovaries combined! she’s pretty sure my estradiol level will be where she wants it to be so if that’s the case then i will add in cetrotide tonight to keep those follies put! — i feel good so far. a headache, a little sore, and slightly bloated but it’s all a blessing! happy friday! — #infertility #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttcsupport #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfjourney #ivfstory #ivfstims #infertilitytreatment #fertility #fertilitytreatment #infertilityjourney #infertilitytexas #ivfprocess

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askbelieveconceive

🎶 — did y’all know this was a thing? it’s actually got some really great songs on it and is definitely a blast to jam out to super loud in the car! — i am on day 3 of #ivfstims and am not feeling any major symptoms...yet. but i know they’re coming. — i’m trying not to google (🤦🏼‍♀️) but what should i expect over the next few days? any insight? how’s your #infertilityjourney going? i love to keep up with everyone no matter where they’re at during their journey treatment or not! — #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfsupport #ttcivf #ttc #ttcsupport #ivfwarrior #infertilitytreatment #1in8 #flipthescript #iui #iuijourney #fertility #unexplainedinfertility #invitro #infertilitystruggles #fertilitysupport #infertilitytexas

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_simply_smith

#TBT ... warning: vulnerable post 😬 Throwing it back to last year when I had been through months of appointments and monitoring and FINALLY got the green light to start my stims for #IVF (which will be another post for another day). Long story short, we transferred 1 embryo, who is now my little Hayesie and we have 11 embryos cryopreserved (11 is A LOT and while it’s great to have them, it’s because I overstimulated and got #OHSS which is not something you wish on anyone!!!) What’s the point of this post??? It’s regarding something you never think about when starting fertility treatments.... what do you do with the frozen embryos that are left?!?! Currently, we pay an annual fee to keep them frozen every year because we simply aren’t sure if we want to grow our family anymore 🙄🙄 Regardless, there’s no way we’ll use 11 embryos (Helloooo Smith soccer team!!) So often, I think about what to do...... -There’s no way in heck I’ll ever destroy them -Donate to science?? -Donate to another couple and often wonder if I’m connected to every little blonde hair and blue eyed boy or girl I see for the rest of my life.. In all seriousness, while some people may roll their eyes with this dilemma, it literally eats me up inside. I have a feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, did I say guilt?? Luckily, we don’t have to decide right away, but I really welcome advice from others in the fertility community 💙

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_oursciencebabyjourney

Day 5: Welp tonight was a little upsetting. I ran out of syringes for the Lupron so I dug out all my old unused needles from my first IVF. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I haven’t went thru all those old memories for 4 years. Hearts heavy but I got this 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’m strong 💪🏼 I’m positive 🙌🏼 well now tomorrow appointment to check the ovaries. Grow eggs Grow!!!! 💉🐣💕🍍 #ttccommunity #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #ivfwarrior #ivfstims #stims #menopur #lupron #groweggsgrow #day5

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ttc_plumpil

So another check up today. 5 big nice looking follicles and looks like maybe two little ones hidden up there and smaller... today is day 11, still no date for retrieval but looks like it will be Monday....😬 that will make 14 days of injections. Is that normal? #ttcsisters #ivfsisters #ttcjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfstims #ivfcycle #ivfwarrior #ivfaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #fertility #fertilityjourney #infertility

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_momma_bear16

11.6.18. . . Here we go folks!!! Once again (for maybe the second time ever) my ovaries behaved and we got the go ahead to start our FET prep 😍 . . We are starting 3 tablets of #tamoxifen tonight 🍍 . . November is looking great so far 🍁🍂🍃 . . . . #ttcrainbowbaby #rainbowbaby #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttc #1in4 #infertilitysucks #infertility #ivf #ttccommunity #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #fertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarriors #onegoaltwolines  #fertilitytreatment #firstivfcycle #ivfstimulation #ivfstims #fet #frozenembryotransfer #letrozole #medrol #fet2 #tamoxifen #failedcycle #fetsuccess

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ttc_plumpil

After 7 days on Gonal... We saw at least 5 mature follicles but Dr said there were a couple more most probably... 🤞 I’m happy , I only have 1 ovary and my last two cycles I had around 4 or 5 too... so will see This cycle is been way much longer though #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsisters #ivfsuccess #ivfsupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfcommunity #ivfstims #ivfcycle #ivfwarrior #ttcwithendo #ttcover35 #ivfover35 #ivfpregnancy

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wells_onto_ivf

We pulled the trigger at 10pm SHARP.. Get it? Sharp? 💉 My estradiol was 7538 today, up from 4811 just 24 hours before. I continue to be at risk for OHSS so I'm being put on a medication called Cabergoline for 8 days, starting tomorrow. 🥚 🥚 🥚 Egg retrieval is Tuesday at 10 am. I felt like I was in this protective little bubble while doing stims. Kind of like we was finally doing something and things were moving forward but I wasn't quite close enough to a moment where bad news could be given. When egg retrieval was schedule, I finally hit that moment where bad news can now come and at multiple opportunities. My emotions sunk, my fears all came back, the doubt, the hopelessness, the grief. The reality that we can still be heartbroken in this process. I'm trying hard to fight it and this community is helping me so much. I love you all and I wouldn't want to be in this battle of infertility with anyone else but all of you! We are stronger together and I thank you for that. ❤️❤️❤️#ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ivfstims #ivf #ttccommunity #ttc #ivfsisters #infertilitysucks

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ivf_journey_cox

It really don’t hurt as much if you let go once the needles in! I’m getting the hang of this. Day 5 of stims done. First scan tomorrow to see how it’s coming along 🤞 #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivf1 #infertility #ivfshots #ivfstims

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wells_onto_ivf

Stims day eight is done! Thank you everyone who reached out with tips and words of encouragement. I am so grateful for this community. I was panicking there for a minute about the potential of having to pay nearly $700 for a different trigger shot. My estradiol came back at 4811 today with lots of follies growing so I'm going back tomorrow at 1130 for another monitoring appointment. We might be triggering tomorrow night! And I'm at risk for OHHS. I'm drinking loads of electrolyte water, pickles, pickle juice, pho is on the list for tomorrow and eggs for breakfast. Although I didn't have an appetite for dinner tonight. Not feeling very great. #ivfstims #ivfnewbie #ttccommunity #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ttccommunity

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ivf1007

First day of stims is only half over and I’m already an emotional mess. I cried in Target because a really nice old lady asked me to help her pick out a pair of sunglasses, and I then I felt sad that she was there alone in the first place 😭 Then I cried because my husband couldn’t come out to lunch with me 😭 The worst part is that I haven’t even taken the first dose of Clomid yet, so I can only imagine what a basket case I will be tomorrow. I’m just going to curl up on the couch and hug my dog for now 🐶 #IVF #ivfstims #infertility

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_momma_bear16

HAPPY NOVEMBER! My favorite month is about to be my favorite for a new reason!.🍍. . . ~It's transfer month!!!~ . I am feeling extremely positive about this transfer.☺ After my endometrial scratch and a nice talk with multiple doctors, I really feel like we have a great plan. . . Our transfer is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day and we are going to have a lot to be thankful for this year 🧡 . . . #ttcrainbowbaby #rainbowbaby #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttc #1in4 #infertilitysucks #infertility #ivf #ttccommunity #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #fertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarriors #onegoaltwolines  #fertilitytreatment #firstivfcycle #ivfstimulation #ivfstims #fet #frozenembryotransfer #letrozole #medrol #fet2 #fetfail #failedfet #failedcycle #endoscratch #endometrialscratch

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wells_onto_ivf

Another day another medicine 😉 Ganirelix was added tonight. The instructions to mix it with follistim and Menopur say not to use the sodium chloride as Ganirelix has enough liquid to dissolve the Menopur. I mixed all three, had some foam that wouldn't dissolve or leave the vial. Also, the Ganirelix is half the amount of liquid of the 1ml sodium chloride solution I would normally use. All of this made me a little uneasy like I did something wrong. If anyone has this experience, please chime in. Otherwise, I might call patient education tomorrow for reassurance. One more night of stims before our second monitoring appt! 🙏 🐞 Lastly, the lady bug is my family's symbol of remembrance for my sister, who we lost when I was 16. #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ivfstims #ivf #ttccommunity #ttc #ivfnewbie #follistim #ganirelix #menopur

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

We pulled the trigger! Lupron trigger that is, we triggered this evening and retrieval is set for Friday morning! Beyond excited! Can’t wait to see how many eggs we get! #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #lupron #eggretrieval #ivfeggretrieval #ivfstims

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ivfwiththeescobars

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wells_onto_ivf

Day five done and a Nate did not get fired!! 😂✋He did awesome, no pain. We had to put the candy dish out for the trick or treaters and some little stinker took the entire bowl. We were gone for 5 minutes max!! #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfsisters #ivfstims #ivfnewbie #ttccommunity #ttc

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wells_onto_ivf

My hubs got home today from a long work trip and took over stims tonight. We have some practicing to do because the Menopur shot hurt like hell. He said he was going slow but I beg the differ! I immediately had a welt before the needle even came out. What we think happened was that he was pinching my skin too tight and it was forcing the medicine to go toward the surface. There was a drop of it at the injection site after. We have plenty more nights for practice I guess - or I do them myself😂😂💉💉 #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ivfnewbie #ivf #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ivfstims #ivfsisters #ivfstrongertogether

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ivfwiththeescobars

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fertility.seeker

On cycle day 15 of IVF4, I finally get to trigger tonight at 10:30pm. The time of triggering is very precise and important. In exactly 36 hours after trigger shots, the eggs will be retrieved from my ovaries so my body will think that it ovulated like any other month. I am beyond tired, my memory is basically gone, my boobs are big(er) and sore, I’m sleepy but excited and hopeful that this last round of consecutive IVFs will leave us with more chances at parenthood. I’m also looking forward to give my awesome, strong and patient body a break from injections, hormones and long trips. Two more days and the “goods” will be out of me and into the world of science to create miracles. We are so close yet so far from the 🏁 finish line. But I can see the light 💡 at the end of the tunnel! #ivfsupport #ivfstims #ivfjourney #ivf4 #ivf #ivfsisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #ttcjourney #ttcsupport

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Update time! So I’m on day 12 of stims! I’m a little bummed because I thought I would have triggered by now, but this is the time to go with the flow and be flexible. Of course in the midst of all this was our wedding anniversary!!!! So thankful to have him by my side in all of this! I had another ultrasound and blood work today, my nurse thinks we will trigger tonight but says she can’t be sure of course. I’m much more uncomfortable on the right side which is where most of the follicles are (I was told yesterday that I have 10 on the right and 4 on the left). I’m very excited to be done with stims, I’ve been a little extra emotional (but not too bad!) and just been a little run down. Anxiously awaiting that afternoon call! I’m almost out of meds so thankfully my clinic was able to lend me a dose of 2 of the meds in case I don’t trigger tonight. Fingers crossed!! 🤞🤞🤞#ivfjourney #ivf #ivfstims #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport ETA: just got the call, not triggering tonight :( but like 99% sure it will be tomorrow.

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wells_onto_ivf

✔️ Stims night three. I thought these might get a little boring for you all but get this.. We had Nate on video chat while he was at a last night party thing to wrap up this work trip. He made us start laughing while the Menopur was still going, Kim pulls it out and realizes that she didn't push it all in! So she had to stick me a third time! The icing had worn off by then so I felt that one but didn't feel the first two at all. If you knew Kim, you'd laugh too because it's totally not surprising that she pricked herself last night and then this tonight 😂. Back to snuggling on the couch with the pooch. I can't wait for Nate to be back tomorrow!! ❤️❤️❤️ Stay strong warriors! #ivfjourney #ivfstims #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ttccommunity #ivegotthis

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Yesterday I had another ultrasound and I have 9 measurable (over 10mm) follicles! Today is a different story. I woke up with a hangover like headache (without drinking!), nausea, stomach pains. I dont know if I haven’t been drinking enough water/Gatorade or what. Anyone else have this when not drinking enough fluids during stims? #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfstims #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity

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wells_onto_ivf

I can't belive it's finally here. We wait and wait and wait and then BAM, it starts! I was cleared to start stims tomorrow! 4 nights of these doses and then the first monitoring appt on 10/31. For details that others may want to know : they wanted LH to be less than 10, Estradiol less than 100, and progesterone less than 1.2. AF never left but she "returned" stronger than ever last night. Fun stuff having her around for 12days and counting. #ivfjourney #ivfstims #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivfwarrior UPDATE : typo on the estradiol, it's 36.87!

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Cetrotide mornings are my favorite 🙄#ivfjourney #ivf #ivfstims #cetrotide #ttc #ttcjourney

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upsidesunny

Stims. Day 6.⁣ Ouch!⁣⁣ Swipe left to see Dr.@babychris0 in action. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣Today we had to add on a third shot to our protocol, the cetrotide was painful as soon as Chris pulled the needle out of my skin. The injection cite immediately became inflamed and itchy hives appeared. The other two shots were painful tonight too but I think it was because we did the cetrotide first and I was mentally over it all immediately. It’s two hours later and it’s still quite sore. I’m going to assume this reaction is relatively normal, thankfully I go in for tests at 6am in the morning so I can ask the nurses then. ⁣And of course all my cat wants to do is lay on my belly!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Tomorrow will be my third blood work and second vaginal ultrasound in a week. I’m starting to feel the process weigh on me. Chris and I have noticed that my mood has been pretty steady this past week, I’ve been positive and productive. I think it may have more to do with the lack of stress from a job and eating healthier than my hormones. My depression and anxiety have been at bay, I am more than grateful and surprised but we still have a few more weeks to go so I’m cautiously cautious. I appreciate every one who has reached out and has been reading my ramblings. #thankyou⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #ivfwarrior #ivfstims #ttcjourney #pcos #1in8 #infertility #unexplainedinfertility #ivfgotthis

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Stims day 7! So today we started cetrotide in the morning and DOUBLED my menopur dose! I was terrified of the menopur burning twice as bad with more medication in the same amount of liquid but it was fine! Phew! Ultrasound and bloodwork tomorrow morning! Grow follicles grow! #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivfstims #ivfstimsday7

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ivfwiththeescobars

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upsidesunny

Charging myself and my crystals with sage in the energy and completeness of the full moon. @babychris0 is becoming a pro at stabbing me. In fact, he may enjoy it a little too much. 😂 I’ve found the menopur to be more painful than the gonal f, my stomach is a little swollen but all in all the process has been smooth so far. This moon cycle has been good to us. The moon has always had a huge impact on my life and this full moon is no different. Feeling her strength and power. 🌑🙇🏻‍♀️🙌🏼🖤 ⁣ ⁣ #fullmoon #ivfwarrior #ivfstims #ttcjourney #lepidolite #sodalite #rainbowmoonstone #amethyst #bluelaceagate #angelite #crystals #ivfgotthis #ivf #crystalhealing #moonchild

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ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Starting to feel like a pin cushion and I’m only halfway through! Had another ultrasound and bloodwork today, today is day 6! There were 2 measurable follicles today!(over 10 mm) the ultrasound tech sounded excited so so was I! Lol she pointed out how even though I have a cyst on each ovary the follicles are much more visible this time so that’s a good sign! Also the emotions are Starting to get REAL. Yesterday when I woke up (I work nightshift) I was more exhausted than normal and kind of in a bad mood when I woke up and woke up with *another* headache (that’s been my only side effects so far). My husband and I decided to order out for dinner and as I was looking at the menu I burst into tears for no reason! Thankful my hubby is so caring and understand through all of this, I dont know what I’d do without him! So I’m here anxiously awaiting the afternoon call from the clinic. #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfcommunity #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivfstims

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loves_little_journey

💉Lupron #2!! Last one! No more shots for a while now (we are PGS testing). 💊I am feeling good. So ready for tomorrow morning. They put me back on my Augmentin and keeping me on my Asprin. The Lupron makes me feel a little crampy but that’s to be expected. 😴 Insomnia is still in full swing. 🤷🏻‍♀️Any last minute advice for my retrieval? How did you prep and what helped you recover? #eggretrieval #Lupron #ivfstims #triggershot #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney

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mrs_shila_hakim

Malam Nie Kena Tido Wad😭😭 Still Sakit Lagi Harap Esok Kembali Sihat Nak Balik BP... Cian Suami Tido Sorang Malam Nie...Jangan Takot ye hahaha Doakan yea❤ #EfekOPU #oocytepickup #ivfsisters #ivfstims #ivfmommy #ivfcycle #ivfjourney2018 #ivfdiary #ivfwithicsi #ivf #ovumpickup #hospitalkualalumpur

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wells_onto_ivf

I had the patient education phone appt today and I learned some very pleasing news about SHOTS! So I'll be starting with two shots but when Ganirelix begins, I can mix the Ganirelix with the Menopur THEN put the Follistim into that mixture, draw it all up into ONE SHOT! 3 in 1! Has anyone else done this before? #ivfmeds #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfsisters #ivfstims #ivf

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macramedsoul

*** Sorry I wrote another novel today 😂*** The idea for MacramedSoul started pretty simply honestly... I was bored. We were in the middle of our first IVF cycle and I had been put on bed rest after some concerns about my ovaries turning upside down. Yup that’s a thing 😳 So here’s the thing, when I’m bored, I get mean. It’s like when I’m hangry but probably a little worse IMO. My husband was desperate to help... and slightly annoyed with my rude tude and said to start a craft. Well I didn’t have much in the way of craft supplies and we were broke after paying for IVF lol 😂. What I did have was some random embroidery thread from who knows when. A few days later we set up shop. Today marks the start of our second IVF cycle. Our first one unfortunately was unsuccessful and after some complications with insurance our budget during this cycle is exceptionally tight. My goal with Macramed Soul is to raise enough to fund a successful IVF cycle for us, and then after that it will be time to pay it forward. After our cycle is done we plan to take part of our profits to help other couples pay for IVF. There’s obviously still some details to work out but for now I’m just excited to finally feel like I have a purpose outside of IVF again. I’m so grateful to all my customers so far and look forward to seeing where this shop goes 💜!

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wells_onto_ivf

Today is my last day of birth control! I have had SO many side effects from these little pills that I can’t wait to be off of them for good. I have continued to have a light but steady AF since last Monday (8 days and counting). 💉Our med supplies and trigger shot are arriving on Thursday! 📞I have a patient education call at 11:30 that is the last thing on Boston IVF’s check list. I’ll have baseline blood work done later this week and then hopefully we get the official word to start stims on Saturday (10/27)! I'm excited to finally use my letter board and start documenting. Nate leaves town today until the 30th. 😔 Our sister-in-law will be doing the injections for me for the first three nights. We are doing a freeze all cycle which means our little embryos will be biopsied for testing and then frozen until we are ready to do the transfer. 🍍🍍 Thank you all for your tips to get through stims. I have them all written out and at my injection station! #ivflife #ivfstims #ivfwarrior #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsisters

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letstalkivf

On 18.10.2018 I started day one of stims. I had a lot going on that day we had a party for a friend at my place it was fun and really took my mind off things. ⁣ ⁣ Honestly, the first couple of days went by better than expected. Icing before the menopause helped a lot! Follistim was fine as long as I was sitting down afterwards ⁣ ⁣ #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #pregnancy #babyfever #baby #fertility #fertilityjourney #ivfstims #injections #surviving #emotional #excited

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mojimorgan

Here we go again. After a number of delays we officially start our next IVF cycle at 8:30 Monday morning. We are still waiting on meds due to the price increase we aren’t able to pay until Thursday. This cycle has been full of ups and downs already. We originally agreed to do a full cycle right after our failed one because we had hit our out of pocket. After signing consent forms and starting on meds we were told there was a billing mistake and we were now $300 short of our out of pocket. So we are headed into a cycle that we didn’t budget for basically and it’s stressful. We thought about walking away and trying in the new year but honestly I’ve already suffered through half of the worst part and don’t feel like starting from scratch. To put it simply I’d rather stress about money than go through the hell of these hormones ever again. My goal this stim cycle is to get two health eggs. I will be so grateful with just two. Any more than that is a bonus and I will be overjoyed! #makingbabywaggoner

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loves_little_journey

This is a good representation of my night.. a little bit of chaos. 😳 😴My insomnia caught up with me so I took a hard nap. Glad I set my alarm because I had to take my nightly Menopur and Cetrotide injections. Half awake I pulled everything out of it’s bin and spread it on the table. I tried to wake up so I wasn’t mixing things wrong (both meds need to be hand mixed). 🙏🏼I just pray that all of this isn’t for nothing. I need to remain positive but due to being a realist I have a hard time feeling convinced. How do you stay positive after years of trying with no results and a full year of trying with assistance leading to 1 miscarriage and 5 failed IUI’s? I need help finding the light in all of this. ⛅️ Maybe this is just the first night that the hormones are really catching up to me. #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ivfstims #menopur #cetrotide

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faith_in_the_wait

STIMS STARTED. Holy cow, we’re here. It’s really IVF time. These shots weren’t nearly as bad as I expected! (Thank goodness). I spent a LOT of last night praying that God would give me the strength to get through this step of the process so we can become parents. I dreamt of having twins last night. This morning, I was a bit nervous (just because the process was new) - but I was ready. I’m not even worried about tomorrow now 😊 #ivfjourney #ivf #stims #ivfstims #menopur #follistim #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ttc #ttcjourney #infertility #infertilitycommunity #ivfgotthis

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loves_little_journey

💉 Cetrotide was added in tonight so that’s two shots in the evening now. 💉🥚 Cetrotide (cetrorelix acetate) blocks the hormone (gonadotropin-releasing hormone-GnRH) that causes eggs to be released from the ovaries and is used to prevent premature ovulation during controlled ovarian stimulation. 🔥Anyone else experience an itchy sensation around the injection site? #cetrotide #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ivfstims #menopur #thisisourstory

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loves_little_journey

💉😣My right arm has always been my go-to arm but after poking me the nurse decided to try my left arm. So now I’ll have two, beautiful arm bruises.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ohh well. 🙌🏼 Good news, my Estrogen levels have increased again but not as quickly as it was. It’s now at 2,600. My follicles are now measuring 14–8mm! And she said there are about 12 on each side! Let’s PRAY they all have little eggies in them! 🥚🥚 💉Adding in my Centrotide tonight and tomorrow. Next appointment is Monday morning then we will know the exact day of our retrieval. #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfwarrior #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ivfstims #thisismystory #bloodwork

2

ithinkthestorklostmyaddress

Stims day 1 down! Gonal F and menopur, damn that menopur burns! My husband did a fantastic job and the whole time the menopur went it I kept repeating “fuck that burns!” Poor guy. The gonal f was a walk in the park though thank goodness. It’s all worth it though! #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfstimsday1 #ivfstims #ttc #infertility #infertilitysucks

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roarfertility

This is today’s view into our herbal pharmacy from outside! It’s where we shoot our educational videos!! You can come get a sneak peek!!! —> swipe #ivf #roarfertility #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfcommunity #ivfpregnancy #ivfsupport #ivfstims #ivfshots #ivftransfer #ivfbaby #pcospregnancy #fertilityjourney #fertilitydiet #ivfalternative #ivfalternatives #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness

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icsijourneyuk

So I had my baseline scan this morning all was perfect so I will begin my injections tonight! Was quite funny watching my husband rush my drugs home in his police car to get them in the fridge 😂 we also bumped into my auntie in the pharmacy in the hospital so had to tell her about it all, we both love her to bits so didn’t mind at all. At least that’s one more person for me to talk to 😊 #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfstims #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivficsi #icsi #ivfnhs

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loves_little_journey

When you’re on the edge of losing it and your best friend brings you alcohol wipes and a latte (cut my one cup of coffee a day in half so I’ll only get to enjoy half of you ☕️). Thank God for supportive friends! I would be no where without you all! ✨👯‍♀️ #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #ivf #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #ttccommunity #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #infertilityawareness #ivfstims

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