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Two weeks after surgery I was deemed fit enough to be discharged. I had to get my sutures out, this was one of the most painful things I have experienced. My consultant had wanted them kept in for as long as possible but it meant they had got very tight. The nurse was amazing, I put my earphones in and listened to our IVF song on repeat, one hand clenching the bed rail, the other hand clenching her shoulder. She gave me a countdown and let me take breaks. By the end I was shaking and crying not just from the pain but the emotion of it all. #hospitallife #endowarrior #surgeryrecovery #ivfjourney #ivfuk #ivfireland #infertilitysucks #endometriosisawareness #icsi

𝕆𝕟𝕖 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕒𝕘𝕠 𝕥𝕠𝕕𝕒𝕪... . . On March 28th, 2019 we woke up early, showered with our non-scented wash, got dressed and headed to our clinic to meet our two beautiful embryos. When we arrived I was filled with joy and excitement. I thought for sure this would be the successful transfer. Sadly, it wasn't. Instead it was our third failed transfer, the time we once again said goodbye to two more embryos and the time where I thought this was the last time I would put our family through such agony and torture. . . For some reason this failed transfer was by far the most difficult to bear and the toughest one to bounce back from. There were mornings I'd wake up and just fall back asleep for hours. Days where there wasn't enough wine in the world to ease the pain. Grieving the loss of our two embryos was the hardest thing we'd ever done, but I knew it wasn't the end of our journey. We just couldn't take no for an answer, so we kept climbing. . . So much can happen in a year. You grow from past experiences, you become stronger, more determined and you develop a shield of sorts that helps you push through another procedure, more injections and the uncertainty and fear of the unknown. . . I know many of you are being forced to wait and push back dates due to Covid-19, but know that this time is so powerful and is healing your heart, making you stronger and preparing you for your future. For us, we wouldn't be where we are at right now without the wait and without the losses. We survived because the fire inside us burned brighter than the fire around us - and I promise, so will YOU! You are a survivor!

Pregnancy Yoga Starts Monday🤰🏼💛 After a lengthy and challenging journey with my own pregnancy I am bursting with nourishment and learnings to share with you ladies for supporting your wellbeing .... whatever your path to this point let’s come together, online - Monday’s 6pm ✨ Sign up for £15 monthly membership to Founded Wellness Online via the link in Bio. DM with questions xx . . . . #pregnancyyoga #health #wellness #yogalife #onlinepregnancyyoga #pregnantyoga #ivfjourney #ivfpregnancy #ivf #move #breath #nourish #selfcare #yogafromhome

I'd just like to say a huge thankyou to everyone that has sent a card ( we have soo many!!) ,everyone that has sent Lily a present, whether it be money, clothes, toys or books! She really is one spoilt little girl. 💕 Thankyou so much for all the love and support during this special time in mine and Ross 's lives. ❤ Little Lily sends her thanks too, and cant wait to meet all of you for lots of cuddles when this nightmare of a lockdown is done with!! We will beat this. Stay at home. Keep safe people. . . . #mum #love #baby #mumlife #family #instababy #mummy #dad #mother #babylove #babygirl #motherhood #babiesofinstagram #instababies #happy #babyphotography #newbornphotography #cutebabies #instamum #instafamily #pregnancy #picoftheday #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #girl #daughter #adorable #inlove #myangel

❤❤❤ wishing everyone better days ahead. I hope today there has been something for you to smile about in all of this chaos. I have smiled today and been grateful for every blessing in my life. Keeping looking after yourself xxx #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #youareloved #youarestrong #findpeace #ivf #ivfafterloss #ttc #fertilityjourney #keepgoing #goodthingsarecoming #hope

Someone said: I don't know you you do it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I said: I wasn't given a choice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The most challenging things are 'assigned' to us without us having a choice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like infertility.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like isolation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like infertility during isolation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How we respond to the often overwhelming emotions these 'assignments' bring with themselves, is our choice though. We can get on top of them or they can get on top of us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But making the right choices, that can take us on top of our emotions without squashing them down, can be the hardest thing to do. This is what Freedom Fertility Formula is developed to help you with.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DM me if you are interested to learn more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #infertility #fertility #ivf⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfgotthis #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ttcsupport⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fertilitytreatment #unexplainedinfertility #1in8 #ttctribe #tryingtoconceive⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tryingforababy #ivftreatment #iwantababy #infertilitycommunity #fertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #fertilityquotes #ivfquotes #freedomfertilityformula #endometriosisawareness #endometriosis #endoawareness #adenomyosis #adenomyosisawareness #pcoslife

We're staying home all day.. why not have the perfect pair of jammies!?

Who can relate to this one? . You put on a brave face. Pretend everythings ok. You hide all the pain/frustration/anger/fear/sadness/disappointment/guilt you're feeling. . Perhaps you even feel like a bad person for feeling the way you do? . The problem is by squashing down these feelings, pretending they aren't there, distracting yourself away from difficult feelings, it's causing them to fester. Does any of this sound familiar? . Doing this is incredibly damaging to you, your well-being, your mental health, and perhaps even your fertility. . Within my programme we talk a lot about emotions. Not in a scary way but recognising that they are all useful and trying to guide you to look after yourself, perhaps even motivate you to take the action you need to. . There is no need to suppress, be scared of or hide any emotions when you look at them in this way. How would that feel different to you? To give yourself permission to feel the way you feel. . You can find out. For a FREE 20 minute chat with me, drop me a DM. There's no pressure, it's just a great way to find out if me and my programme are the right fit to support you to transform how you're feeling. Also if what I write resonates with you join my mailing list for my weekly newsletter supporting you to deal with the emotional overwhelm of a difficult fertility journey (link in bio) 💖

Considering I’ll now be about 60 before any hopes of the surrogacy journey gets going again .. the luck continues!!! 😭😭 fml I hope yours is a little better @primalash_lashes thanks for the beaut gift for me to reward someone who wished me well and donated before all the crisis hit home 💔 my depressing story is on go fund me in my bio should anyone wish to be in with a chance of winning this lovely gift!!! I’ll choose a donation at random via one of those number generator things and announce tomo!!! Thanks to everyone who has donated !!! I know lashes won’t cure corona virus and staying alive is the most important thing .. but I’m literally itching to get back using these!! .. You’re entry could be a £1 , I have no limit to making someone smile and look lash fit!!! Please share on your story if you wish.. I don’t want to seem insensitive with what’s going on.. but the lashes must go on and so must my baby dream 🙏🏼😍love to you all ❤️ #competition #givaway #primalashes #katiedaleyacademy #instagood #instagiveaways #mua #surrogacy #ivfsupport #ivfjourney #cancer #cancersurvivor #sheffield #makeupaddict #instagram #makeuptime #bekind #hope #lashgoals #makeuplover #makeupartistsworldwide #sticktogether #babywishes #makeup #goodvibes #positivevibes #gofundme #lasthope #dreambig #dreamscancometrue

Evening all, I dont know how you are feeling but lockdown is hard!! ☢☢ I miss going out and I'm really appreciating the freedom we have... I have found my mental health slipping 🤷‍♀️ and I am just having to check in with myself 💆‍♀️ and give myself some acknowledgement that it is OKAY to feel down at this time; you are not failing but succeeding at acknowledging your feelings. 😍😍 Keep going all. There is light ahead. #mentalhealth #mrkh #mrkhwarrior #mrkhwomen #mrkh_advice #mrkh_love #mrkh_together #surrogacy #surrogate #intendedparent #adoption #journey #infertile #infertility #surrogatejourney #ivf #ivfjourney #infertilityawareness #periods #dialation #keepgoing #mentalhealthawareness

Did you know? Regular #exercise during #pregnancy can improve your overall #health, boost energy, and strengthen your heart. Staying #healthy and active can also reduce lower back pain related to pregnancy, and studies have shown that it may also reduce the amount of time you spend in labor. #pregnancyfacts #ivfjourney #ivf Interested in becoming a #surrogate Click the link in our bio!

You have to let the sun in sometimes to see out of the darkness. . No matter what season of life you are going through be it illness, family issues, canceled IVF, failed transfer know that this is not the end of your story. . Say it and mean it. This is not the end of my story. This is not where my dreams die. . I have been in a dark place on and off since my two week wait (tww) started. Am I pregnant? Did it work? What will happen if it didn’t? I woke up this morning and decided to look for the light and know that my story will continue. We can always try again and find a solution if we look hard enough. . I am here for you. I am sending you my support and hugs to all those going through a tough season right now. We will leap over this hurdle together. Reach out anytime. . #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfsupport #fet #transfer #waiting #tww #darkness #seethelight #positive #mom #momlife #ivfmom #parenting #struggling

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It's raining in Maryland right now. But the sun will shine once again after the storm passes. xoxo

I don’t even know where to begin. Thank you to everyone who reached out yesterday and sent their love + support. Thank you to those of you who offered tips on how to get through the physical process of miscarrying and helped ease my mind of what’s to come. Thank you those of you who sent sweet gifts, offered resources on how to live through this, or simply sent their apologies. This is quite possibly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through, but I am so glad I was able to be open and transparent through this entire journey, no matter how ugly it got. If you are facing infertility or pregnancy loss, I highly recommend that you speak up and open up about your struggles. There is a HUGE community of people who are going through the exact same thing and know your pain. • • • Makeup Details:@benefitcosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil to outline the shape of my brows@benefitcosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil to fill in the brows@benefitscosmetics Gimme Brow to really fluff them up and set them@benefitcosmetics High Brow Pencil to highlight the brow bone • • #benefitcosmetics #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #everydaymakeup #beautyblogger #michiganblogger #midwestblogger #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #miscarriageawareness #fertilityawareness #pregnancyloss

There is good evidence that women react differently to ovarian stimulation. Some will produce many eggs, some very few. Some women’s fertility will be affected (especially those over 35), while others will respond quite normally. The aim of IVF Lite is to make your treatment cycle as safe, less, non-disruptive and with as less stress as we can. This means a very short treatment cycle, a lower dose of drugs to stimulate the ovaries, and simpler monitoring before egg collection. The lower hormone levels generated by IVF Lite allows nature to help determine which eggs reach maturity, and reduces their exposure to high levels of hormones, that might be detrimental to egg quality. The lower hormone levels also mean that your womb is exposed to a more normal environment as it prepares to receive the embryo. IVF Lite involves a soft stimulation protocol with lesser amount of fertility drugs. When combined with Embryo Accumulation using the Cryotech Vitrification Technology (ACCU-VIT), it provides a very efficient and cost effective alternative to conventional IVF. It is designed to retrieve only a few eggs in each ovarian stimulation cycle. Stimulation in this manner has been associated with better quality eggs and hence better quality embryos. In other words, it is a simpler treatment schedule with lower doses of drugs, fewer risks (from Multiple Pregnancy and Over-stimulation) and consequently reduced cost. IVF Lite goes easy on your ovaries and easier on your finances. . . Book your appointment with Dr. Gautam Allahbadia now! 📧 ivfwaladoc@gmail.com 🌐 www.gautamallahbadia.com . . #ivflite #ivf #ivfmotivation #ivfbaby #ivfconsultation #babybumps #fertility #femalefertility #malefertility #babies #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfsupport #ivfpregnancy #ivfgotthis #ivfmiracle #ivficsi #ivfdubai #mydubai #dubai #uae #pregnancy #ivflife #ivfstory #ivfmom #pgt #pgta #pgtm

Last nights stim shots: were they the last ones for this cycle!? Were they the last stim shots for ...ever? #waiting ... which is about 1/2 of what you do in fertility treatments. I went today for ultrasound and bloodwork and now I’m waiting for the phone call to know the results and to find out if we will #trigger tonight. If so, then retrieval will be on Monday. And then we will wait to see how many eggs made it to fertilization. Then wait to see how many continue growing to day 3, then day 5/6. Wait to see how many will be biopsied and survive. The embryos will be frozen while the biopsies are sent to Maryland and we wait, yet again, for genetic results. And then we are going to WAIT for coronavirus to go away so we can prepare for our next steps! . . . #infertility #ivf #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #infertjourney #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #thisisivf #mamainthemaking #daddyinthemaking

credit: @chelscaris... As the days are passing I’m getting more and more uncomfortable. I feel a ton of pressure and pain in between my legs (go figure), but the pain actually resides on my upper and inner thighs. I’m told it’s due to her dropping and hoe her weight is distributed on my body. I’m able to walk just fine but lifting my legs to get in bed or walk up my front porch steps is insanely painful! So crazy what’s the woman’s body can endure. We have a date set to be induced! It will be next Thursday April 2nd unless she decides to come on her own (which we doubt considering how stubborn she is). I am very nervous but also incredible excited to finally hold my baby girl in my arms. Feel her, kiss her, care for her, protect her. All of the things I never got to prove I could do with Ethan and Kyle. Something I’m nervous about is how overwhelmed with emotion I’ll be when I first hear her cry... What was your most memorable moment of giving birth to your rainbow baby? _______________________________________ #ivfstrong #ttc #ttccommunity #infertilitywarrior #ttcjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #itsagirl #infertilitycommunity #advocate #pregnancyafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #miscarriage #ivfjourney #ivf #infertility #ivfmiracle #ihadamiscarriage #infertilitysucks #fertilityjourney #1in8 #infertilityjourney #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #unexplainedinfertility #infertilityblogger #iam1in4 #infantloss #laboranddeliverynurses

credit: @chelscaris... As the days are passing I’m getting more and more uncomfortable. I feel a ton of pressure and pain in between my legs (go figure), but the pain actually resides on my upper and inner thighs. I’m told it’s due to her dropping and hoe her weight is distributed on my body. I’m able to walk just fine but lifting my legs to get in bed or walk up my front porch steps is insanely painful! So crazy what’s the woman’s body can endure. We have a date set to be induced! It will be next Thursday April 2nd unless she decides to come on her own (which we doubt considering how stubborn she is). I am very nervous but also incredible excited to finally hold my baby girl in my arms. Feel her, kiss her, care for her, protect her. All of the things I never got to prove I could do with Ethan and Kyle. Something I’m nervous about is how overwhelmed with emotion I’ll be when I first hear her cry... What was your most memorable moment of giving birth to your rainbow baby? _______________________________________ #ivfstrong #ttc #ttccommunity #infertilitywarrior #ttcjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #itsagirl #infertilitycommunity #advocate #pregnancyafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #miscarriage #ivfjourney #ivf #infertility #ivfmiracle #ihadamiscarriage #infertilitysucks #fertilityjourney #1in8 #infertilityjourney #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #unexplainedinfertility #infertilityblogger #iam1in4 #infantloss #laboranddeliverynurses

CYCLE SIX IUI CANCELLED😢😔😞 Last week my nurse called me and told me that I needed to come into the clinic. Immediately I knew something was wrong and I was right. I was just there two days ago! Something wasn't right I kept saying the entire time I was driving . . When I arrived, I was informed that my doctor was on vacation and wouldn't be back until further notice. Seriously? The day before our iui procedure? While, I was trying to process the fact that I was being referred to a new doctor who I don't know or feel comfortable with . . . I was told that there was more bad news. Well, my progesterone levels were low and haven't changed since cycle day 3. Plus, my body wasn't responding to the Letrozole. However I wasn't prepared to hear that my left ovary had large cysts and that my right ovaries after performing the second follicle scan, that fallopian tube was blocked. To be honest, at that moment all I could do was hold back the tears until I got in the car. I was numb. . . I have been trying to make my body do what God designed it to do, and I have come up empty once again. I felt like I have failed; my body failed me. I was devasted. I was confused. Another setback. Another disappointment. 😢 . . Though I am disappointed that I have another set back in my ttc journey. I am not giving up. I know that in due time this all happened for a reason and resume ttc. Can you imagine if I fell pregnant this cycle? Sadly, Due to Corona Virus outbreak I have no access to a doctor or would risk going to the emergency room to get my Rhogram shot plus high risk with a weak cervix would cause stressed, and not being monitored correctly would have ended up in miscarrying or pre-term labor. . . . Does this make my cycle any easier? Of course not! I am hurt. But I have decided to accept the things that I cannot control. I have decided to take advantage of this set back. Believe me, I cried and trust me I cried a lot but I know I am not alone. My hearts goes put to all of my preggo babes during this time especially the ones just getting your BFPs. We have to remain safe and practice social distancing at this time.