Looking for someone to talk with about infertility? Solicit prayers from? Bounce off ideas or simply just vent? I’m here. I love connecting with new people and sharing in their journey. Feel free to email me at trialsbringjoy (at) any time.

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  1. Randy says:

    Hey Chelsea,
    Just checking in to see the news. So happy for you guys! My prayers are for all of you. Hope that today’s rain makes the bed rest more enticing. See you soon at the Blaine campus.
    Randy O’Brien

  2. Michelle Davis says:

    I found out about you through Instagram. You are an inspiration. I too struggled with infertility do to endometriosis. I’ve always been very positive, and have prayed for God to guide me. I’ve had 4 surgeries to date, hormone therapy, and tons of birth control pills. My son was truly a miracle and the most unexpected little gift from God. I had always been told my endometriosis was aggressive and severe. When I discovered I was pregnant with my son, I was elated! After have my son my endometriosis came back with a vengeance and I struggled for answers. I finally went to fertility clinic bear my home in Illinois and did the whole testing thing with my husband. My doc did surgery. He discoverd a cyst and stage 4 endometriosis. After that he gave me 3 months to try on my own by charting my temp. I was pregnant with Ella within a month of surgery! He then advised me that if I wanted a 3rd child to start trying when Ella is 6months old. Bam!!!!! I was pregnant our first try using a fertility watch! Blake is 13, Ella 4 and Eva 3! Life is busy with 3 chasten 2 dogs and a hubby, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Hang in there sister! Prayer is the best medicine! Keep inspiring others! I wish I knew about you when I was going through my infertility issues. Thank you for being such a source of strenghth.

    • chels819 says:

      Michelle – I am so blessed that you found me through instagram! And I am so blessed to hear of your beautiful children despite such aggressive endo. Your story and faith inspires me! Thank you for sharing and for being such a blessing to me today with your message! I truly appreciate you and this much more than you will ever know!

  3. svigil2 haha says:

    HI Chelsea, I wanted to say that I love your blog and just loved your recent post Dear Santa, part 2. You truly are a nice person and good things will come your way! I hope and pray that 2014 brings you lots of joy and hopefully your own bundle of joy to take home. I am thinking about you and many of the TTCSisters and just pray that good things are coming are way.

    • chels819 says:

      Oh Sarah! Thank you so much for reading and for being so kind with your words and encouragement. I am so thankful for you and the fact that our paths have crossed. I hope that 2014 is good to you as well! I think we are all ready to put 2013 behind us. :)

  4. Amber Austin says:

    I know God has a plan for you. I too have PCOS which took us 5 years from charting, timing, shots, trigger shots, IUI, various Clomid levels then Femara. After 5 long hard years we got our BFP. Apparently, I have a problem with Gluten sensitivity. We had changed my diet a few months before after having to have scopes and tons of horrid tests of my GI tract. You will have your family one way or another. My friend’s husband has a huge make factor problem. After failed IUI cycles and several rounds of IVF (& a miscarriage) they moved back to IUIs. The second round she was able to get pregnant with her second IUI baby. He’s now 10 weeks old. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this journey. As soon as my leg surgery is complete we will be back in the REs office to my HSG and a new treatment plan. We had to stop TTC #2 due to an old leg injury that caused lots of problems leading to at least 2 surgeries. I have my church’s prayers and support. I would love to add you to my personal prayer list. God bless.

    • chels819 says:

      Wow! What beautiful testimonys!! Thank you so much for sharing such encouraging and inspiring stories with me. I am thankful for the support you have behind you as well!! I hope your leg surgery goes well and I wish you the very best as you move forward with TTC #2!! Thank you SO much for adding me to your personal prayer list, I truly feel blessed by that! Thoughts and prayers headed your way as well! Thank you for the comment!!

  5. Elisha says:

    my internet was down last week because we moved but I think I saw on instagram about exchanging mail with other TTC sisters? Is it too late to join?

  6. Kelley says:

    not much of a writer here… but i find your blog uplifting and amazing! I joined the TTCmugexchange… and i’ am beyond excited for this, and hoping it brings baby dust and blessings to us all. just a quick favor. as of this morning my “clear blue olvuation” test said i’m a high with it flashy smiley at me this morning. so this is my week! could everyone say a small prayer for me PLEASE! as i will do the same and keeping yall in my prayers!
    Thanks so much!

      • Kelley Sackleh says:

        Hi. Sorry I still have my package here to send out. We had an emergency in my family where my nephew was working and was won’t to shock trauma here in Maryland so I have been super busy and been at the hospital all week. I was going to send my package to the girl I got for trying to conceive tomorrow Monday I meant to email you earlier but like I said this is my first night home in over a week and a half so I do apologize for that but I do have it and it will be sent out I’m so sorry thank you. Keeping all yall in my prayers. Please let her know the gift will be this week. Thanks Kelley

        Sent from my iPhone


      • chels819 says:

        Oh no! I am so sorry for your family trauma! I hope that everything will be okay. Thanks for letting me know so i can pass this along! Please take care of yourself and I will say a prayer for you! ❤️

      • Kelley Sackleh says:

        Hey just letting u know to please let her know it’s going out tomorrow. Sorry it took so long it’s just been a rough 2 weeks for our family.

        Sent from my iPhone


  7. Anna says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I have wanted to break free from it (silence and taboo of infertility), but I just haven’t been able to do so. I am not embarrassed by it but I just feel vulnerable and I am afraid sharing will make it hurt more. So far only my family knows a few close friends. I often feel that I should be documenting my own journey to serve as an outlet for the emptiness I constantly feel. Maybe connect with other mama hopefuls. Thanks for being such a ray of sunshine. xo

    • chels819 says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your story with me! I know it’s so hard to talk about and I am thankful for the people you do have surrounding you. It is such a vulnerable thing to share, I feel the sting of terror with each and every post, but it is worth it. Perhaps start a private blog where you write just for you? I have found it to be so therapeutic! Thanks for commenting and know that you will be in my thoughts! xo

  8. Bonnie says:

    Hi! I Love your blog! I have pcos and have been TTC since 2009. We will be starting letrozole next month (our first time doing infertility treatments!)
    Can you please let me know when you do another sock exchange, I’d love to participate! Thank you! And good luck getting pregnant.

  9. smurlene says:

    Hi Chelsea…My latest book just came out, and I thought you and your readers might be interested in reading it. It is called Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found, and it is about my 20-year journey to become a mother. Along the way I lost two children in infancy and two pregnancies. Ultimately, though, I brought a healthy baby home. He is almost four years old.

    As Melissa Miles McCarter, author of Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology of Motherhood and Loss, wrote: “As a woman with secondary infertility after her daughter died of SIDS, I found this book to be truly relatable. I hadn’t ever read a book about secondary infertility after infant loss before. I found her memoir healing to read and inspiring.”

    I would love if you would give it a read.

    Christina Greer

  10. Sara E Allen says:

    I was so happy when I found your site. I can’t stop reading…and I am not a blogger! I was hoping you would allow me to post my fundraising link on your page. My husband and I are struggling with my infertility, caused by my first pregnancy and endomitriosis, as well as blockage in my tubes. We are financially struggling, as we had sunk all of our savings into layoffs over the recession and surgeries after the pregnancy. We aren’t going to be stingy…we simply want just one child to love. Here is a link to our funding site. We hope you can post it. Thank you for sharing your in sites and stories. I’m so happy I’m not alone. Peace be with you and yours.

  11. Kristine Waits says:

    I am the author of 2 books on infertility:
    Every Drunken Cheerleader Why Not Me? (non-fiction)
    Julia’s Fight (fiction – released in February)

    If you are interested, I would like to send you a free copy of one or both of my books in exchange for your review here and on amazon. I admire your platform and encouragement. Like you, my books are a way to tell the women who are fighting for fertility that they are not alone.

    Every Drunken Cheerleader is about my struggle with fertility. Julia’s Fight is a composition of all the women who wrote to me about their story after reading mine. I stuck all their wonderful stories into a blender and made one fiction story that represent us all.

    Make ti a great day,
    Kristine Waits

  12. Asia says:

    I love your writing, it is as if I am talking to my best friend.
    My husband and I go through fertility treatments for our second child as well (we are from Israel). After 4 years of treatments I almost lost faith, but somewhere at the back of my head some little faith left, and that tiny voice helped me through this hard time.

    I believe that happy days will be your share as well

    P.S sorry for my poor English, it is not my first language.

  13. studioasia says:

    I love your writing, it is as if I am talking to my best friend.
    My husband and I go through fertility treatments for our second child as well (we are from Israel). After 4 years of treatments I almost lost faith, but somewhere at the back of my head some little faith left, and that tiny voice helped me through this hard time.

    I believe that happy days will be your share as well

    P.S sorry for my poor English, it is not my first language.

  14. Jake says:

    Hi Chelsea – My name is Jake and my wife, Deb, and I have had real trouble finding decent recommendations for a fertility doctor. We’ve now been to 3! Anyways, we designed a site, during nights and weekends, for people who have lived through fertility challenges to review their doctor, so other couples like us can do some real research and make a better choice. We’d love for you to have a look and let us know what we can be doing better here! Our URL, if you have a moment,

  15. Alicia Young says:

    Hello Chelsea,

    Kudos on your blog! It’s a lovely balance of information and compassionate support.

    I am a journalist and have written a book about my experience as a two-time known egg donor. Might you consider a review on your blog, please? I’d be delighted to mail a copy. RESOLVE NE reviewed the book earlier this year.

    In the meantime, you can see more at or this Amamzon link to “Two Eggs, Two Kids”
    Best wishes,
    Alicia Young (TX)

  16. etraill7 says:

    Hello! I have been following your blog for awhile and I don’t think I found it on accident. I was trying to contact you personally but I was unsuccessful. We have been praying for you and send positive vibes your way – I have an idea of how I might be able to help you. If you are interested in chatting about it please email me at and I promise I’m not selling anything lol :)

  17. Michaelene says:

    I just found your blog and your idea on a sock exchange. We are doing our FET on sept 6. I really hate these drugs. But I really want this baby to happen! I keep looking for groups online, but I can’t seem to find a good one that I really click with. Where can I find a woman to exchange thoughts and socks with!?!
    PS. I really miss coffee. I cut it out a few weeks ago.

  18. Lornah says:

    I am Lornah on my infertility jourcney of which I don’t when it will come to an end. It has not been easy wsince I am now 37 years and its still not easy because I don’t even see where I will end. I have struggled to bear kids kids but all in vain. I have lost sweet relationships due to failing to conceive.

    I must admit that was looking for foundations which can support me under infterility treatments as recommeded by my doctor and landed on this site which made me smile. Its written in details and made me regain back my lost hope anyway. Congs guys.

    NB. Any one out there can connect with me on my infertility journey to see how far we can go. We need to share our infertility experiences.

    Thanks, Lornah

  19. Heather says:

    Dear Chelsea,
    I originally followed you on Instagram. Thank you for sharing your trials and joys with us. Thank you for being a blessing and encourager. Thank you for showing God’s hope with others. May God richly bless you and your family.
    Thank you, Heather

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