Natalie Higginbotham

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When your toddler breaks your old basal body thermometer you upgrade... excited to not have to shine my phone's light in the early AM to try and read my temp. #bbtthermometer #cyclecharting #tcoyf #fertilityawareness #isnow #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #FAM
Hi everyone. I know it's been awhile since I've posted. Stepping back from IVF for a bit so I've also cut down on this Instagram account. I wrote a blog post for @artofif on my experience breastfeeding after infertility. Please take a read if you have some time. #linkinbio
Think the #vitex and #premama might be working! Close to positive! #opk #ovulationtest #ttcafterivf #ttcwarrior #pcos
Some fertility friendly food this morning. Avocado toast on husband's home made whole wheat pumpkin seed sourdough, eggs, and a green smoothie. #ttcafterivf #fertilitydiet #pcosdiet #greensmoothie
So we decided to put our June FET on hold for a couple of reasons. Mostly, it seemed a bit rushed. Atticus also hasn't fully weaned. A bit more up on the blog about what we're doing now. #ontheblog #linkinbio #drinkpremama #gaiaherbs #opk #ttcafterivf #vitex #myoinositol #ttcwithpcos @drinkpremama
Happy to send some Infertility card orders out this morning. Love mailing a little positivity to the #infertilitysisters @finchprints with @repostapp
Sending out some more love to the infertility community. Just in time for National Infertility Awareness Week. #niaw #listenup #ttccard #ivfcard #infertilitycard
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. I remember using this week two years ago to help "come out" of the infertility closet. It is hard to make yourself vulnerable, but it's harder fighting a battle on your own. The more we speak up about infertility the more it'll be considered okay to talk about. If you know someone going through it, or are in the middle of it yourself, let's ask those around us to listen up regarding infertility and how hard it is. Sometimes we don't need advice - all we want is someone to listen. I know I couldn't have gotten through three IVF transfers if it wasn't for the support around me after I spoke up. Holding my sweet IVF baby and remembering how hard it was before makes me want to keep fighting and advocating for all those couples who can't quite speak up for themselves yet... A little post on the blog related to speaking up about where I am now with infertility. #niaw #listenup #survivf #ontheblog #linkinbio
Haven't shared here lately. To be honest I feel like I'm not getting to where I want to be fast enough. I'm sure you're all tired of hearing me talk about breastfeeding/weaning. I'm starting to think it's going to take longer than I'd hoped. Part of me wants to just cut him off cold turkey and call my RE ready to start our FET and part of me isn't sure I'm ready. I also really want to focus on my nutrition. Build up my health so I know I gave my body and sweet embryo the best chance. And a little delusional bit of me is still hoping for a miraculous natural conception (though AF still hasn't returned). 🙄 All I know for sure is that I need to remember to focus on the sweet miracle babe I have. Hopefully everything else will fall into place soon. I have a few blog posts drafted and will probably publish this weekend. Love to all. #survivf #ivfbaby
Last bag of frozen milk. This should last him this week since we mix with almond milk. I knew I wanted to breastfeed but never knew how emotional it would be for me to wean. For both of us. I'm thankful for almost 15 months of a special bond and relationship with my miracle baby boy. (He's down to nursing 1x a day). Thankful that my body was even able to breastfeed and for this long. 
Praying that it pays off and we can give Atticus a little brother or sister. 💔 All the feels. All the feels. ❤️ #breastfeeding #pumpingmom #weaning #lansinoh #medela #normalizebreastfeeding
Another day another salad. Avoided candy this easter too! 🙌🏼 (but gave into nursing ). #nutritarian #ivfdiet #fertilitydiet #vegan #eattolive #drfuhrman
Thanks for the #widn tag @ivf_chronicles . Just made a cup of rooibos tea and am trying to clean my house for Easter since we're having family over for breakfast.  EDIT: just got some blood work back for #FET and my #prolactin is 4.6. I think that's ok? It was on the low range. Anyone have any insight? #survivf 🐣 #youvegotthis #tea #inspirationalmug
3 for 3 this week so far on keeping to my workouts goals. ✅✅✅ #fitforfertility #fitforFET #jogging