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‪Thank you @people for sharing our story! I hope this gives others going through this hope & support that they aren't alone❤️‬ I'm excited to be sharing more of our story in detail through my blog series!

Hiiiii there! 😘Who wants a pregnancy update?! Check out our newest Vlog! Link in bio. Don't forget to subscribe!🙌🏻😍 Soooo...what does this bear have to do with our Vlog?! Well...@bribar5 and I bought this 🐻 2 years ago for the baby that we've been dreaming of. This is before we found out that we are one of the 1 in 8 couples that struggle with infertility. We put the bear away after so many failed pregnancy tests. Today was the first time that I have unveiled the little bear since then and of course it brought me to tears.😭 Friends! I'm going to need your help getting through this first trimester! Like and comment below some things I should do to help with my anxiety and fear! We want this baby here safe and sound. 🙏🏻👶🏻💙💗

#listenup "I am not ashamed" There is no shame in struggling with infertility. There is nothing wrong with you. And you are not alone. 1 in 8 women struggle with infertility. It's not just you. There are support groups out there to talk about it and thousands of women in the thick of the struggle. Please reach out if you need someone to talk to, and do not be ashamed. God has a plan for you, and His timing is perfect.

Denial is such a huge part of grief...and that's where I was in this photo. I had been in denial for YEARS with @philconge numbers. I made him try ever natural treatment I could find. I was convinced that they were going to get better and we would conceive naturally.
Nothing prepared me for the results I was going to have just an hour after this photo. I was in such denial that anything was wrong with my body. I had been coping with our infertility diagnosis but thought it was all on Phillip.
I was in the bliss season of denial in this photo that I was totally fine. I was having this surgery to take out a cyst and also to prove to myself that I did not have endometriosis. Boy I could NOT have been more wrong. Just a few hours later I would be hit with the news that not only was that cyst an endometrioma...but I had stage IV endometriosis (meaning I had endometriosis over all of my organs). Denial feels good (I have to admit)...but it wasn't until I started accepting Phillip's diagnosis and eventually my own, would I be able to see what God was doing in our lives. It wasn't until I accepted it that I could move forward.
Are you in a season of denial right now? Can I first say...I don't blame you. Denial can feel really good sometimes. But deep down you know something is still wrong. I am excited for your journey of facing the pain, getting through the pain (not over it...that's very important to distinguish), and then see how you allow Jesus to use that pain.
#nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #NIAW #weare1in8

I will always vividly remember this moment. As the nurse handed Isla to me she said,"I bet you've waited a long time to hear that cry." I couldn't even get a word out but all I could think was "you have no idea." They say that a mom becomes a mother the minute she finds out she is pregnant. For me though, I didn't feel that way at all, I didn't want to feel that way. My entire pregnancy I was so completely terrified that something was going to go wrong that I didn't want to get my hopes up too much that I would indeed have a baby. The moment I heard her first cry it was finally real, I was finally a mom and the burden of infertility didn't weigh so heavy on me anymore. #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #niaw #ivfsuccess #iam1in8 #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #ivf #icsi #ttc #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertility #infertilitysisters #infertilitysupport #hope #shareyourstory

We got the call!! 🙌🏼 Blood work and hormone levels came back good and we got the green light to start injections TOMORROW!! I may have shed a couple tears on the phone. On a journey of lots of setbacks and negative news, you almost expect it. But this time, it wasn't, it was good news. I can't believe we are actually here and are so close to makin some babiesssss. Tomorrow, I will start daily injections, both in the am and pm. Here we go!❤️❤️❤️#journeytobabyua

This week is 'National Infertility Awareness Week'. To all our friends and family who stood by our side, picked us up when we were weak and prayed for us for our 7 year infertility journey-THANK YOU!! To my fellow infertile friends still going through their journey-please do not give up! Keep your faith! I promise one day all the tears and heartache will make sense and will be worth it!! It took us many miles to get our sweet Miles! #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #godisgreat #nevergiveup

This is #infertility: surgery, injections, anesthesia, sexy hair nets and hospital gowns. It may not scream "baby making time," but it is all part of the process we needed to take to finally hear the heartbeat of our precious little cub. The smiles in the pictures are purely an act for the camera. What the pictures don't show are the tears that fell immediately after my disappointing egg retrieval or the nervousness we felt being wheeled in to have our only two embryos transferred back home. It doesn't show the hopelessness or intense grief we felt every day for almost 5 years. Sadly, our story isn't unique. There are millions of others who have pictures just like this documenting their journey to parenthood. We are all #1in8. If you are traveling this road and feel like you have no where to turn, I encourage you to reach out to us or anyone else in this community for support. You are not alone and you don't have to suffer in silence. ❤️ #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #NIAW #webeatinfertility #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #infertilitysucks

After about 10 days in Las Vegas for IVF Take4, we're back home in Sunny Southern California. ☀️ I took today to rejuvenate and get myself ready to go back to work and real life-- got a reflexology massage and a mini-facial, next up is my hair and I'll be feeling like a new woman! (At least that's the goal- these post-retrieval blues are no joke 😒) But most importantly I spent some time pouring over Psalm 27 this morning and reminding myself that God is my safe place, He hides me in His shelter and allows me to sing and rejoice- even when surrounded by trouble- He is there, my ever-present help in time of need. ♥️ #infertilitysupport #infertility #niaw #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfjourney #growmyfamily


Insemination (IUI)
This is the easiest procedure in which fresh or thawed sperm is injected directly into the cervix. There ıs no need for the sperm to be washed or for the sperm to be prepared in a laboratory. The procedure is performed by following the natural ovulation period and injecting at the right time. #fertilityclinic #georgia #tbilisi #infertilitysupport #infertility #surrogacy #surrogacygeorgia #surrogacybabygeorgia #surrogateagency #surrogatemother #surrogatejourney #ivf #pgd #ivftreatment #genderselection #eggdonation #eggdonor #pregnancy #happymom #babies

Back on the savoury breakfasts. Home made tomato soup and seeds. Oh, and a shedload of organic, cold pressed olive oil.

These words from @lauren_daigle struck so deep in my heart.
I have been quiet on this account for a while, I needed some time to deal with issues that came up that had nothing to do with the infertility but weighed heavily on my heart and family.
My deepest desire is to know Jesus more, to be more like Him. I can feel every atom in my body pushing to go deeper into God, my soul is desperate for Him. Sometimes this desire is overwhelming and the way I fall short daily breaks my heart. I find myself drowning in grace... I am so thankful, so deeply grateful I know Jesus, Yeshewa, my saviour.

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The Scarlet Letter of Infertility can carry a lot of weight and shame in our culture but the truth is it shouldn't. I am 1 in 8 but that's only a small part of the whole of who I am and it is not my identity. It's not your identity either. It does not define you #ttcsisters. Our personal identity is found in who our creator says we are. He calls me Beloved. He calls you beloved and perfect! Believe it.
I am 1 in 8 affected by Infertility: Hallie Day Wallace shares what Infertility really is but most importantly why it's only an opinion given not a sentence for our life. On Facebook page, (link in profile).
Connect to our online community here: www.facebook.com/groups/waitinginhopechats/
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Hearing this makes me so mad. When you're dealing with infertility, the last thing you want to hear is "everything happens for a reason". Along with "it's all in Gods plan" or "Just pray". As if being unable to have children is all part of some grand scheme for me to do something else instead. Sorry!..... No!
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To all my ladies who struggle to have a family, #midwifespeaks is here for you 😘 God causes ALL things to work together for your GOOD. Follow our page and @resolveorg for helpful resources #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #infertilityawarenessweek

Listen up! There's a new POST on the blog tonight and it's in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. Check it out and stay tuned for a few more #FertilityFacts to round out this week of awareness.

We would love to meet you at the American Fertility Expo this coming Saturday! If you are in the Pasadena area and would love to come, message us!

Life's motto as of late comes to you with special consideration of #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek . 💗
#niaw2017 #niaw #infertilityawareness

a few months ago, I decided to become more public about my husband and my infertility struggles. I've shared bits and pieces of what we were currently going through, which ultimately was 4 attempted IUIs, artificial inseminations. none of them were successful.
our only option left is IVF, in-vitro fertilization. this process is invasive. it's intense. it's ungodly expensive, and not covered by insurance.
I fluctuate between being absolutely terrified and truly excited. it feels almost surreal at times.
but through my anxiety and cautious optimism, I'm going to document our IVF journey as much as I can and share it with you. infertility awareness needs to be addressed. no one should ever go through this feeling alone. no one should fight for their baby in silence.
we're meeting with our new doctor tomorrow for the second time, and officially start this new journey in a month. we're about to embark on an adventure that neither my husband and I ever, EVER expected us to be on to have a family. but we're here. and we're doing it. and I know it will have all been #worththewait.

Always looking for new friends 😁😁😁 #infertility #ttccommunity #infertilitysupport

Many people who deal with infertility SUFFER IN SILENCE. When they do speak out, often times their experience is minimized, misunderstood, and met with well-meaning but ignorant/hurtful advice or awkward pity. This dynamic paired with the deep feelings of shame that often accompany infertility cause people to hide their story.

National Infertility Awareness Week is a time to speak up and educate the world on the prevalence of this life crisis and how to support those who are navigating it.
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