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I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. It launched in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn't been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntary childless. Whatever you situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility exp ...
 
Fertile Minds Radio is your place to learn how to maximize you & your partner's fertility; physically, mentally & emotionally. Here you'll find tools to help you feel empowered and confident as you move from infertile to pregnancy to parenthood. Hillary Talbott Roland, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Fellow of ABORM and Meditation Instructor shares her clinical insight along with leading experts and thought leaders from the realms of TCM, Mindfulness, Women's Health, Psychology, and Obstetrics ...
 
Let's Talk IVF is for everyone trying to have a baby. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, thinking about starting fertility treatment, or currently having treatment, there is something for everyone. We will discuss the Science, the Emotions and Everything in between. If you would like to work with me, I have a free introduction call, so we can chat and see if we are a good fit. You can book your call through the link below - https://ivfcoachingclinic.as.me/schedule.php Or you can c ...
 
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In this episode of our Later Years series, we focus on a real-life fertility story and welcome TV personality and model Rhian Sugden to the show. Rhian and her husband, Coronation Street actor Oliver Mellor have been together for 8 years and a year ago after fertility tests, Rhian was told the devastating news that her ovarian reserve was very low …
 
In this latest episode of The Fertility Podcast we continue to focus on 'The Later Years'. We re in conversation with Lucy Lines, an embryologist based in Australia. Lucy worked as a clinical embryologist for many years and following redundancy made the decision to take a different path and founded Two Lines Fertility. It's always fascinating heari…
 
In this week’s episode we welcome Naava Carmen, fertility acupuncturist and founder of The Fertility Support Company, who is on a mission is to tackle the underlining causes of infertility both in natural fertility and assisted conception. We're also going to be speaking with Dr Yau Thum Fertility Specialist at The Lister and the pair have found an…
 
We are delighted to welcome Professor Joyce Harper to this week's podcast. Joyce is a Professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute of Women’s Health at University College London and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. Joyce has an incredible amount of knowlege when it comes to women’s health. With over 30 years experience working i…
 
Thank you to our episode sponsor Peanut, you can meet likeminded women, trying to conceive and find support. Be sure to visit peanut.app.link/fertilitypoddy or via your app store. You’ll hear from Dr. Ingrid Gran, Senior Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and a Consultant at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford talking about the reasons why …
 
Thanks to our episode sponsor Examenlab who has created Exact tests to give a clear picture of the quality of sperm DNA, you can see whether or not there is a possibility of improving it. Visit examenlab.com to find out more You've heard a snippet of our chat with professor Sheryl Homa explains the big gap in treatment for men at the GP surgery and…
 
Thanks to our episode sponsor Pharmasure who create the nutritional supplement Impryl, which enables your body to maintain its natural metabolic balance and so ensures the very best chance of pregnancy - to find out more visit fertilityfamily.co.uk In this montage, you’ll hear from Emma Cox from Endometriosis UK about how the diagnosis of endometri…
 
Firstly a big thank you to our episode sponsor Parla where you can access free self-assessment tools, at home fertility tests, meditations, health guides, and a community of qualified fertility experts. All at your fingertips! To support our listeners Parla is offering a 3 months free trial and 50% of their fertility test all worth over £100 in dis…
 
What is involved with looking at sperm? What things are important and why? And, how is sperm prepared for IUI, IVF and ICSI? This episode on the sperm basics was requested by the wonderful Mary Vietzke. You can get all the latest updates by following my Facebook page IVF Coaching Clinic or my Instagram page. I hope you enjoy this 'basics' episode, …
 
Why are there such gaps in our knowledge when it comes to male reproductive health? Well as we continuing with our Early Years theme we're in conversation with Rene Almeling - sociologist and author of a new booked called Guynacology, a smart book with a smart title. The Fertility Podcast is dedicated to giving a voice to male fertility issues, bot…
 
Imagine not feeling comfortable in your skin and feeling totally overwhelmed about where becoming a parent might fit in with your plans? Natalie spent some at The Agora Clinic in Brighton, to capture the stories of its diverse community, and created a podcast series called The Agora Journals which you can listen to here Here you can hear one of the…
 
This week we welcome a friend of the podcast - Matt Prior Fertility Consultant Gynaecologist -Reproductive medicine at Newcastle Fertility Centre. As well as working at Newcastle Fertility Centre, Matt works with Kate providing consultations for Dr. Fertility. Matt is passionate about patient information and on a mission to improve the quality of p…
 
In this episode we’re back with Dr. Malu Consultant in Sexual Health and Clinical Director of Clarewell Clinics based in Birmingham and Leicester, talking more about STI’s and fertility. Have you been to an STI test? How comfortable would you feel about going to an STI clinic? Does this fill you with dread? Dr. Malu explains exactly what a hydrosal…
 
In the 3rd episode of our Early Years Series we chat with an old friend and colleague of Kate’s Dr. Manoj Malu who is a Consultant in Sexual Health and Clinical Director of Clarewell Clinics based in Birmingham and Leicester. When did you last consider your sexual health? Was it something that you thought more about in your 20’s but since settling …
 
Continuing our series of The Early Years we chat with Amone Gbedamah co-founder of We Are The Hood, a brand new journal for girls age between 8-14, aiming to change the way young girls experience puberty. Amone and co-founder Maria Purcell’s mission is to remove the secrecy, stigma and taboo surrounding periods and replace this with knowledge, empo…
 
We're talking periods, STI's, fertility education, miscarriage and where to get the information you can trust when thinking about your future fertility. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode, plus you can now sign up to become a Patreon of The Fertility Podcast. You'll be getting even more support from Kate and Natalie every month wi…
 
And we’re back…….! After our summer break we’re back and have an exciting new series for you – The Early Years. This is all the stuff we wished we’d know before starting to conceive. The teenage years and you’re early 20’s are pretty scary times – It’s drummed in to us NOT to get pregnant and what you should do to avoid getting pregnant. We didn’t …
 
This week on Let's Talk IVF we are talking about Yoga and Fertility with the creator of the Moon Goddess Program Zahra Haji. Zahra practices Kundalini and Hatha yoga and created the first online fertility program. Join us for this enlightening conversation about how Yoga can help you and the benefits of meditation. Let's Talk IVF is a podcast for e…
 
This week on the podcast we’re talking poo! Well to be exact…….gut health and your fertility. Meet Dr Cecilia Kitic the founder of The IVF Project and Dr Sue Reed who is a Dietician and microbiologist. Both ladies join us from Australia. How to eat for good fertility Sue tells us how infertility can be associated with an unhealthy gut, particularly…
 
This week on Let's Talk IVF we are talking to Intended Parent Andrew Vella. Andrew and Jame have fostered children, have a 16 year old daughter living with them and wanted to have a baby, so they started looking at their options. They were looking for egg donors and surrogates and Andrew tells his story of how they found both in an unexpected place…
 
This week, we hear from our guest presenter Katy Linderman in conversation with Emilie Jones-Ransley. We asked Katy to have this conversation for us as both ladies have had thinks thin lining issues and talk about being members of 'The Thin Lining Brigade' Missed Miscarriage Emilie talks about her experience of missed miscarriage and the surgery sh…
 
Jasmine Katatikarn was in her doctors office when she was given the news that she had a 1% chance of having a baby using her own eggs! The doctor said her only way forward was to use donor oocytes and that she would not be offered any other fertility treatment option. Shocked and in disbelief, Jasmine left her doctors office and went straight to ba…
 
We are so excited to share this episode with you after we both binged listened to a (another!) pretty fabulous podcast. Meet Jenny Kleeman - journalist, author, presenter and filmmaker who has recently hosted the podcast The Immaculate Deception. The Story The Immaculate Deception covers the story of Jan Karbaat, a fertility doctor in the Netherlan…
 
I get asked a great deal, just what is it that you do? Well, when I am not podcasting and interviewing for the show, I help clients who want to have a baby, some are just starting their fertility treatment, others have already had fertility treatment without success. We have all heard of Life Coaching and Wellness programs in the corporate world an…
 
In this episode, Natalie is flying solo as this is an audio account of her visit to Bourn Hall, Cambridge to talk about the decision to donate your frozen embryos to science. At the start of the episode, you do hear Natalie getting a bit upset as she recorded herself the day before the trip, so please do bare this in mind in case it triggers you. T…
 
What is the Freedom Fertility Formula? Meet Dany Griffiths. Dany is Natalie’s coach and mentor in the training Natalie has been doing over the last year to become a Freedom Fertility Specialist. Drum roll…..Natalie has now graduated and will make the most awesome Freedom Fertility Specialist. Dany is passionate about the emotional impact of fertili…
 
In this episode we chat with Aby who at the age of 25 was diagnosed with breast cancer and made the decision to freeze her eggs for the future. We also spoke to Aby’s consultant Carole Gilling-Smith. Carole is the Medical Director at The Agora Clinic. Making the decision At the time that Aby was diagnosed, fertility couldn’t have been further from …
 
To mark Men’s Health Week, this week in the UK we are chatting with Tom Webb the Director of The Easy Bit and Morten Ulsted CEO and co-founder of ExSeed. The Easy Bit First up it’s Tom. Tom has spoken on the podcast before and this time joins us now that his film – The Easy Bit is finished and now available to watch. The aim of the film is to help …
 
Welcome to our final episode of the miscarriage series. Thank you for listening over the last few weeks. From your feedback, we know that you’ve found this series informative and importantly, it’s made you realise that you’re not alone. In this final episode we want to find out why miscarriage happens and so we chat to Ingrid Granne – Senior Resear…
 
Sadly, we’re almost coming to the end of our Miscarriage series, and this time we’re talking about support. Sometimes it can be difficult to reach out for support, especially as miscarriage is tragically still viewed a taboo subject. In this episode we chat with Zoe Clarke-Coates. Zoe is the co-founder of the award winning charity ‘The Mariposa Tru…
 
Wow, what a crazy world that we are living at the moment, I wake up every morning alternating between the feeling of Ground Hog Day and the Twilight Zone. In this time of uncertainty, we have seen elective surgeries close, private hospital and clinics shut their doors, essentially stopping many people on their pathway to parenthood. Whether your tr…
 
Gut health isn't where your brain would normally go when trying to solve the problem of fertility challenges, but it is thought to be one of the root causes of subfertility. Did you know that low microbe diversity in your intestines can lead to issues like endometriosis, pcos, metabolic syndrome and even obesity? Functional medicine specialist Dr. …
 
Frankie Brunker – These Precious Little People Please be warned that this weeks’ episode is a hard-hitting and emotional one. It is a raw and emotional account of stillbirth and the grief that follows. Natalie chats with Frankie Brunker, whom Natalie met at a fabulous Yoga day put on by Lucy from The Rainbow Running club. Route to Parenthood Franki…
 
Welcome to another ‘Meet the Makers’ episode where we chat to Louise Zeniou from Cradle. When we spoke to Louise, she had been having a busy few days with various media interviews, and in-between her busy schedule she managed to sneak in an interview with us whilst sat on the floor outside the toilets in Pret! Louise has a personal experience of wh…
 
Meet Katy Leeson, Managing Director of Social Chain who also hosts a podcast called 'I Shouldn't Say This But' and at the time of us chatting had just been nominated for an award for 'Leading the Charge and Pushing the Boundaries' with Campaign Magazine ( a big industry title ) I spoke with Katy in real life at Social Chain's very cool office in ce…
 
In this bonus episode,Kate and I speak with Sally Cheshire, who is the chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) These shownotes are a transcript of part of our conversation with Sally. Please listen to hear the full interview: What is 'elective treatment' It is the word that the NHS use when it's not an outright emergency. S…
 
Meet Jen Coates who is the Director of Bereavement Support and Volunteering at SANDS which is the UK stillbirth and neonatal death charity. How can SANDS help? SANDS have many groups across the UK run by trained bereaved parents, known as Befrienders to provider peer to peer support. They have a national helpline and have recently developed a berea…
 
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the incredible Katia Foy, who is a Youth Case Worker at Bernardos. At the age of 11 years, Katia had a knee injury and after a series of appointments with various doctors, discovered that she had Turners Syndrome. Katia's story is inspirational, she is absolutely fearless and we discussed her fertility op…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of The Miscarriage Series where we will spend the coming weeks bringing you real stories and expert interviews about the difficult topic of miscarriage. This week’s episode is with Dr Jessica Farren who Kate and I met in London, in her kitchen before we went into lockdown. Jessica is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologi…
 
Practicing the Art of Silence, with your partner, can help to reveal the stories that you tell yourself about your connection and help to cultivate a deep sense of connectedness. Today you will learn the two most important exercises that will help you begin to feel comfortable in silence and true presence.…
 
Day 5 of our meditation challenge happens to fall on a new moon in Taurus and Earth day. What an auspicious day for setting intentions! We will examine the 5 realms of life (Physical, Mental/Emotional, Relationship, Material and Spiritual) and how our fertility is interfacing with these different parts that make up our lives. We will then set some …
 
Today's guided journey can be super helpful anytime you feel that you need a healthy "time out." Often when we are feeling the most constricted, it is because we are wrestling with questions. Today you go on a journey to get answers from the Archetypal women you carry inside. After it is over you will know how to find more space when you are feelin…
 
How are you doing? Hopefully, you are coping and taking things a day at a time, which we feel is the best approach. Somedays you are acing it and others... maybe not so and that is just fine! We're doing out best to keep sharing out content and hopefully, you know by now, We’re passionate about sharing real life stories to bring fertility struggles…
 
The breath is all about the exhale, and so is finding your center. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week I am hosting my annual fertility meditation challenge. In today's meditation you will practice 5 different types of breathing techniques. My hope is that you will find 1-2 that really resonate with you that you take into your daily lif…
 
Welcome to this bonus episode of The Fertility Podcast in association with Medichecks, the home blood-testing company. Medichecks have started working with the wonderful Kate Davies, aka my co-host to develop a range of fertility tests and they invited me to their headquarters in Nottingham to talk more about them. So I headed back to my home town …
 
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