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'tis the season to be jolly🎄 ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Some of our Parental Hope miracles are really enjoying the holiday season🎅 @hometownsanta @alisonfopeano @irhfertility

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pinkstork. Are you hoping for a Christmas miracle to come your way? Fun fact: Dec

Are you hoping for a Christmas miracle to come your way? Fun fact: December 11th is considered the “Most Fertile Day of the Year!”⁣ ⁣ According to statistics, August is the most common birthday month in the United States, which means DECEMBER is the most popular time for couples who are TTC!! Snow storms, fun holiday parties, and warm nights by the fire are most likely the reason couples tend to conceive more during the cold winter months! ⁣ ⁣ If you and your partner are TTC this winter, you may be welcoming a new bundle of joy by the end of summer!⁣ ⁣ Let’s see how accurate these statistics are... Comment below and share with us what month you were born!!⁣ •⁣ ⁣ •⁣ ⁣ • #pinkstork #pinkstorkteam #pinkstorkstory #cozy #winter #winterpost #holidayseason #ttc #ttcjourney #fertility #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfwarriors #babyfever #ivfsisters #myttcjourney #holidaycheer #womensupportingwomen #womenowned #buywomenowned #healthyliving #womenshealth #momtobe #pregnancyjourney #pcos #rainbowbaby #ttcsupport #miscarriage #tracking #ttccommunity

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crcfertility. Body weight –– whether too high or too low –– can have a direct effect

Body weight –– whether too high or too low –– can have a direct effect on fertility. For women, being over or underweight can influence the amount of estrogen in your body, among other factors. For men, obesity is correlated with lower testosterone and impaired sperm quality, as well as a higher rate of erectile dysfunction (ED). Because being at a healthy weight will mean different things to different people, it’s important to speak honestly with your health care provider about what a “healthy” weight may mean for you and your fertility outcome.

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followmyivfjourney. Throwback to when I came round after egg collection with toast and jam

Throwback to when I came round after egg collection with toast and jam! Did anyone else end up super sore afterwards? 🙋‍♀️We'll soon be doing it all over again 😭 #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #tryingtoconceive #conceive #icsi #icsibaby #awareness #fertilityjourney #fertilityissues #fertility #fertilityawareness #baby #babies #ivfpregnancy #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ivfsisters #conception #infertile #eggs #embryos #science #ttc #ttccommunity #icsibaby #ttcjourney

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myfertilitypal. Repost from @proovtest
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Repost from @proovtest • Infertility can be a difficult struggle, but luckily you don't have to go through it alone! @fruitful_fertility is a mentorship matching service that pairs women struggling emotionally with a mentor who understands the feelings and fears specific to infertility.⁠ *⁠ *⁠ *⁠ We are so excited to partner with Fruitful Fertility for a Proov Test kit giveaway! Proov is the first at home progesterone test kit, providing insightful answers about progesterone in just 5 minutes, at home. Progesterone is critical to conception, pregnancy, and overall women’s well-being. Enter for a chance to win one 7-strip Proov kit!⁠ *⁠ *⁠ *⁠ To enter this giveaway, just:⁠ 1️⃣ Like this photo! Double tap!⁠ 2️⃣ Follow @fruitful_fertility and @proovtest on IG⁠ 3️⃣ Tag a fertility friend below for an extra entry!⁠ *⁠ *⁠ *⁠ Don’t wanna wait to see if you win? We hear ya! Use code "FRUITFUL15" at checkout on proovtest.com to get 15% off your first Proov order, or use the link in our profile.⁠ ⁠ 🙋🏼⁠ ⁠ By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram's terms of use. This is not affiliated with Instagram. US shipping addresses only. Giveaway ends 12/16 11:59pm MST! Good luck!⁠ *⁠ *⁠ *⁠ #fertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #fertilitytracking #fertility #pcos #pcospregnancy #pcoswarrior #pcosfighter #infertilitysupport #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertility #ovulation #ovulationtest #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttc #womenshealth #tryingtoconceive #opk #proov #proovtest #knowyourcycle #progesteronetest #beaproover #gotprogesterone

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pineapplerainbowbaby. 𝐸𝑔𝑔 𝒰𝓅𝒹𝒶𝓉𝑒 🥚 .
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I am so so excited to let you all know that

𝐸𝑔𝑔 𝒰𝓅𝒹𝒶𝓉𝑒 🥚 . . I am so so excited to let you all know that I have EIGHTEEN little eggies growing right now!! I was told to come back again for another ultrasound tomorrow morning and to expect to trigger within the next few days! I’m shocked at how fast this process is (and if you know me I have NEVER said that anything about this crazy journey the past three years was fast). But this is FAST. Like it was only 6 days ago that my IVF cycle was approved and we’re already getting ready for the next step. Holy cow I can’t believe it! . . Praying that we get to trigger soon! I’m just so ready to do this! 💪🏻 #stims #ivfmeds #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #fertilityjourney #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters #ttcjourney #ttc #ttcivf #ttcsisters #ttcbaby1 #iam1in8

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operation_baby_b. #CD4 and nothing to update really. AF is slowly on her way out, and th

#CD4 and nothing to update really. AF is slowly on her way out, and then the waiting game for ovulation begins. • I’ve been really emotional today, crying over nothing and then being fine the next second. This journey is really hard and I’m not ashamed of that fact. • I won’t be posting every day this cycle because I want to try to be less obsessed with ttc over the Christmas period. I love Christmas and I’m determined not to let infertility take that away from me. • Yesterday was my Christmas work night out, it was brilliant fun, fancy dress which I love, and went on until about 4am (although I bailed at midnight). To say I’ve been shattered today is an understatement! I’ll catch up on messages and checking in on you lovely ladies over the weekend I promise. • #ttc #ttcjourney #ttctribe #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilitysisters #infertility #infertilitysucks #pcos #ttcwithpcos #bbtchart #makemeamummy #opktest #opks #OPK

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lizwalton_fertilityexpert. GETTING TO KNOW LIZ #2

After my 10 year fertility journey 🙃 I am lit

GETTING TO KNOW LIZ #2 After my 10 year fertility journey 🙃 I am literally the oldest person in my group of peers with the youngest child. I do find it funny that I am a 50-year-old with a 4-year-old! 😜 Would I change it? No way because this is obviously how it needed to be and I now practice gratitude for the lessons I have to learn and have learned 🙏 #gettingtoknowliz #fertilityjourney #oldermoms #ivf #ivfsupport #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ivfpregnancy #ivftransfer #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsupport #fertility #fertilitytips #fertilityjourney #fertilityproblems #fertilitycoach #gratitude #gratitudejournal #whetesmybabygone

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ivfmd. Brainstorm Session!
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Brainstorm Session! #Repost @katherinepalmerola.md with @make_repost ・・・ Thursday morning research brainstorm session with these lovely ladies!!! So excited to be working together, sharing ideas, and combining our brainpower in order to improve patient care! 👩🏼‍⚕️👩🏼‍🔬👩🏼‍💻 #girlpower #clinicalresearch #lifelonglearning #collaboration #fertilityresearch #fertilitytreatment #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ivfmd

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pining_for_a_baby. Fertility Fact Friday⁣
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How many of my infertility friends have bee

Fertility Fact Friday⁣ ⁣ ⁣ How many of my infertility friends have been told to "just relax" over and over? 🙋🏼‍♀️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ And how many of you just want to roll your eyes and/or gut punch anyone who tells you this? Not just me, right?!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I never really questioned if "just relaxing" would bring us our baby because hearing that always made me mad. But then, after about a year of trying when I went back to my obgyn and she said this to me... Well, then I wondered if there was any substance to this...should I stop caring? Stop stressing? Would this bring me my baby?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Read my new blog post to find out if relaxing increases your chances of a successful pregnancy or not!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #ttc #ttcstruggles #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #blog #infertility #infertilityawareness #fertilityproblems #fertilitysupport #fertilitycommunity #fertilitystruggle #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttctribe #ttcbaby1 #ttclife #unexplainedinfertility #1in8 #iam1in8 #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #ttccouple #1in8couple #infertilitysupport #thisisinfertility #infertilitywarrior #fertilityfactfriday #tgif

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these days at home with leo before brother joins us have been such a sweet, sweet gift. he might watch a little too much tv, because some days all I can muster is laying on the couch, but luckily couch cuddles are his current specialty. other specialties include dancing to christmas music, knocking over lamps, evil grinning when someone tells him “no,” pointing to everything, adding words to his vocabulary at lightning speed (including coco—still waiting on my mom of the year nomination for that one), eating like a champ some days and starving himself on others, successfully transitioning from bottles and formula to sippy cups and milk in three days flat, sleeping in and taking nice long naps (waited til after nap to post this because in the words of michael scott, “I am a little stitious”), still refusing to walk because his knees are faster (update: sometimes walks on knees as opposed to just crawling on them), started giving kisses yesterday but also likes to bite so this development is equally cute and terrifying. some days I wonder if I’ll be able to identify all of these subtle changes in the thick of two under two life, but I’ll do my very best to cheer him on through every new phase and development because being his mama is the very best and a total blast and I’m so lucky 🖤 #mushyhormonalramblings #ourleoaugust

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bloomreproductive. FERTILITY FACT FRIDAY: Women are at their most fertile between ages of

FERTILITY FACT FRIDAY: Women are at their most fertile between ages of 20-24 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, women can conceive all the way into their 40's! There are both advantages and disadvantages to giving birth at different ages, but no matter what your age is, never give up hope✨

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infertileafcommunity. There's power in community, in understanding and acceptance. *

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There's power in community, in understanding and acceptance. * We want you to know you're welcome with us: no matter your diagnosis (or lack thereof), your time #TTC, your treatment status, or your personal decisions on how to share (or not) your infertility. * We don't care if you're done trying or if you've just started. If you have kids or you don't. If they're the product of ART, of adoption or fostering, or donor eggs, sperm, or embryos. Hell, we don't care if they're spontaneous (read: naturally conceived) after struggling. We won't turn you away. * Come join the most accepting, most understanding, and the bravest group of infertiles in all the land. We will welcome you with open arms and high fives, whether you're afraid or not, and - together - we'll figure out what it's going to take to make you feel more comfortable in our community. Because YOU matter to us. You and your story and your choices: we believe in it all. * @lindsaymfischer @mstiagendusa #bettertogether #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #ttc #ttcjourney #reproductivehealth #reproductiverights #stayoutofmyuterus #communityovercompetition #communityfirst #healingjourney #healincommunity #joinus #speakingsummit #speakers #2020summit

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Take a look at what you're using in your home this weekend! Are you aware of the endocrine disruptors that lurk in your everyday products? Do you read the ingredients in items such as shampoo, dish soap and laundry detergent before you purchase them? ⠀ ⠀ Don't be overwhelmed! We can help make switching to a non-toxic (and more fertile) lifestyle a little easier...⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #endocrinedisruptors #everydayproducts #nontoxicliving #nontoxichome #readingredients #toxicfreehome #organicproducts #naturalingredients #harmfulingredients #fertilelifestyle #fertilityfriendly #fertilemindset #fertilediet #healthylifestyle #environmentaltoxins #cleanliving #fertility #infertility #ttc #ttcfriendly #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivf #iui #unexplainedinfertility #pcos #endometriosis #phalatefree #parabenfree #practicallyfertilemethodology

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Take a look at what you're using in your home this weekend! Are you aware of the endocrine disruptors that lurk in your everyday products? Do you read the ingredients in items such as shampoo, dish soap and laundry detergent before you purchase them? ⠀ ⠀ Don't be overwhelmed! We can help make switching to a non-toxic (and more fertile) lifestyle a little easier...⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #endocrinedisruptors #everydayproducts #nontoxicliving #nontoxichome #readingredients #toxicfreehome #organicproducts #naturalingredients #harmfulingredients #fertilelifestyle #fertilityfriendly #fertilemindset #fertilediet #healthylifestyle #environmentaltoxins #cleanliving #fertility #infertility #ttc #ttcfriendly #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivf #iui #unexplainedinfertility #pcos #endometriosis #phalatefree #parabenfree #practicallyfertilemethodology

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On the First day of Christmas New Hope gave to me, a friendly kiss of positivity! For more information about the New Hope Center and to make an appointment, call or click our link in bio. . . . #DrRobinPZ #NewHopeFertilityVA #RobinsEggsttc #infertilitycenter #INVOcell #infertility #ttc #ttcwarriors #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfwarriors #ivfsisters #InfertilityAwareness #Ttcover30 #ttcover35 #ttcover40 #ttcjourney #ttcVirginia #Pcos #endometriosis #infertilityjourney #miscarriage #ivfsuccess #lgbt #ivfcommunity #ttccommunity #infertilitytreatment #VirginiaBeach (To find out more information - please click our link in bio. Today’s the day to start your family!)

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IVF got this. IVF got hope. IVF got shirts, sweaters, and a hat that we are selling to help raise money for our second round of IVF! (Swipe right!) Linked in bio and saved in my IG story highlights!!!)👏🏻😘 ⠀⠀ They are all on @bonfire! So...we make about $8-$11 or shirt/sweater that is sold! A friend called me last night and asked me what our goal is...and it’s $25K. Did you just gasp? Me too. So...we have a ways to go! With your help ordering and/or sharing - we can make this happen!!! And...we feel like we are going down the right path because things are working out! And...it feels right. Ya know? **EDIT: THEY SHIP WORLDWIDE!!!** ⠀⠀ I know I have a ton to catch you up on!!! 🍩 worry - I will very soon!!!! Anything you are wondering about? Just ask!👇🏻(DM’s are a bit crazy right now and I am slowwwww🙈) ⠀⠀ Part of me wanted to be discouraged and then I talked to my friend last night...and I talked to my grandma today....and I checked out our sales and I just feel like the Lord is trying to tell me to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep trusting in Him and His #godaboveall #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #ivfgotthis #ivfgothope

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putababyinmettc. **Positivity**
Constantly reminding myself that I need to remain hopef

**Positivity** Constantly reminding myself that I need to remain hopeful and positive. It’s been such a challenge to see my cup half full and not half empty these days. I never thought I would see ovulation as a road block, but I do. *** I received a call from my doctor that I did ovulate so instead of provera we’re now in the TWW. Which would be great if I had any hope that my lining was what it needed to be to support a pregnancy. So now I just feel... idk. Defeated? I know this only pushes my surgery back about a week, and I know there is still a possibility that I will get pregnant this cycle but the fear of the unknown is crippling. If we were to get pregnant we would find out 1 year and 1 week to the day we found out last year. The fear of another Christmas ruined by another miscarriage is overwhelming. *** I’m afraid but today *My glass is half full* #cd32 #infertility #secondaryinfertility #letrozole #estrogen #ttc #infertilitysucks #iui #fertility #pregnancy #infertilityawareness #clomid #ttc #health #ttccommunity #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #in #baby #motherhood #fatherhood #miscarriage #ttcjourney #infertilitytreatment #infertilitysupport #fertilitycenter

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NEW on the blog: 9 Tips for Coping with a Miscarriage During the Holidays. This quite possibly may be the most vulnerable blog I ever write. I feel nervous even posting this now, but I hope that it blesses someone out there. ❤️🙏🏼🌲 Link in bio to read.

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We took this photo on the morning of our first transfer. Without telling any family or friends (except for 2 ladies from work cause they had to cover my weddings 😘) we headed to our appointment. We were feeling so ready and so nervous. When I look at this photo I see all the joy, excitement and hope we were feeling. I remember all the sweet moments that followed this snapshot - We finally got to see our little embaby. We got to watch them perfectly place that sweet little embryo. We felt the overwhelming hope and gratitude of “this is it, we’re gonna have a baby.” All these memories flood back to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday should have been another one of these days, but it wasn’t. As we move forward, I look back at this picture that shows a very hopeful couple and only wish I felt that way now.

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IVF Update: One Perfect Embryo This is a video Justin captured right as I was coming out of anesthesia after our first IVF egg retrieval. I don’t remember much of that first hour or two, but I vividly remember the moment the doctor came in and told me they retrieved 7 eggs. In our minds, that was 7 possibilities we didn’t have before. It was an overwhelming, all encompassing sense of hope. The IVF journey is one of high highs and low lows. And this moment, was a high high. If you’re not familiar with IVF, here’s a bit of the science — with low AMH (my issue - that means I have very low egg reserves for my age) getting eggs is a big challenge. For some women who do not have an egg reserve issue, they can retrieve somewhere between 20 - 30 eggs in a cycle — 7 eggs for someone with low AMH is an awesome number. But that doesn’t mean 20 - 30 embryos, and in our case, we knew 7 eggs wouldn’t equal 7 embryos. Some eggs aren’t mature, so they’re no gos from the start. Not all of them will fertilize, and then of the ones that do fertilize, not all of them will make it to viable embryos. Our doctor explains it in relation to a bag of M&Ms — “We are looking for the orange M&Ms - those high quality eggs that can become a baby.” She says. “But when you shake a bag of M&Ms into your hand, you’re going to get more than just orange. Some blues, yellows, browns, etc. We won’t know what color we will get until we retrieve them. So think of the orange M&Ms as the high quality eggs. We are hoping for orange M&Ms.” (cont. in comments)

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my_fertility_and_me. So I thought my only symptoms so far were a bit of a sore throat and s

So I thought my only symptoms so far were a bit of a sore throat and sniffly nose from the nasal spray until last night when I tried to put a picture frame on the wall and couldn’t do it, then crazy screamed and shouted at my husband for 20 seconds then burst out laughing at myself for how ridiculous I was being. Then tonight the Christmas Garland fell off the fireplace and all hell broke loose again 😂 The mood swings are well and truly out😆 ••• #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #tryingtoconceive #tryingforababy #tryingtogetpregnant #babydust #lutealphase #shortlutealphase #lutealphasedefect #ivf

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ivf.baby.c. 🌡Ovusense🌡
I’m wanting to start using ovusense again after having ti

🌡Ovusense🌡 I’m wanting to start using ovusense again after having time off whilst on our ivf cycle just until we go to our fet cycle. I need to get a new sensor too - I had been offered at the beginning of the year a free sensor but I’d already purchased a replacement. My current sensor is now out of date so just waiting to hear back from support if I can get the free replacement or not #ovusense @ovusense #ttc #temping #infertility #infertilitysucks #betweencycles #ivf #periods #sensor #baby #ttc #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ivfjourney #ivfsupport

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cosacute. 🔅
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Happy Holidays! 🎄
I’m beyond blessed to spend them with my a

🔅 🔅 🔅 Happy Holidays! 🎄 I’m beyond blessed to spend them with my amazing husband. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping to God that this month will be our lucky month. Bottom line, this Christmas, a baby is the only thing on our wish list. 🔅 🔅 🔅 #tryingtoconceive #everythinghappensforareason #pregnancy #holidaycheer #newlyweds #wantingtogetpregnant #wifelife #marriagegoals #ttcjourney #premom #xmasbaby #keeptrying

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ivf_vibes. Praise God!!!! I can’t express how happy I am! Today marks 14dp5dt ❤️

Praise God!!!! I can’t express how happy I am! Today marks 14dp5dt ❤️ This is only the beginning but we put our faith in God and ask for his protection, love and blessings! • • • #fet #frozenembyrotransfer #d&c #dilationandcurettage #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfsisters #ttc #ttcjourney #infertility #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #tryingtoconceive #icsi #infertilitysupport #pcos #icsi #embabies #cysters #meds #stimming #ivfinjectjons

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