WATCH | Woman in 'disbelief' at positive pregnancy test after 5-year struggle with infertility

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(YouTube/RawBeautyKristi)
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If you love watching beauty bloggers, you might be well familiar with RawBeautyKristi. 

At more than 1 million subscribers, she's better known online for her expertise in make-up, but recently the blogger went viral for another reason.

"I feel like I am in some dream," she said in a video sharing her touching reaction to a positive pregnancy test after a 5-year struggle with infertility.  

Sharing the backstory to her journey, she wrote: 

"We've been together for 15 years, and of that 15 years, we tried to get pregnant for 5 straight years. I have PCOS [Polycystic ovary syndrome] and do not ovulate and we did TONS of fertility treatments, and I have never been pregnant. After we stopped trying and accepted our lives as a child-free couple, I noticed my chest was sore the day my cycle was supposed to start, I had an old pregnancy test in the cupboard and thought, what the heck why not - took the test and it was INSTANTLY positive." 

Her pregnancy announcement video includes her previous reactions to negative results, condensing years of disappointment into a 4-minute segment, making the announcement all the more inspirational. 

Watch the moving video below or on YouTube

"This gives me so much hope for myself," said one commenter, while others shared their fertility struggles and successes. 

"This brought so many memories after two miscarriages I never thought I would have a child, 11 years later, I had a beautiful daughter, and five years later, I had my son." 

"So many tears. My story: 4.5 years-2 losses-13 weeks pregnant now. When I saw your blue line, I felt like I was in the bathroom with you." 

Have you battled with fertility? Share your journey with us.

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