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Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption and Infertility. Since 2007, we interview leading experts on infertility and adoption each week to bring you unbiased accurate information on all aspects of adoption and infertility. In adoption we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility we cover latest advances in in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, in ...
 
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Beat Infertility
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Beat Infertility is a twice weekly podcast where we get real about infertility, empower you to take back control, and provide you with hope for the future. On Mondays, we feature interviews with infertility warriors. On Fridays, we feature interviews with experts. We cover the whole range of infertility diagnoses, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve / premature ovarian failure, luteal phase defects, male factor infertility, multiple/recurrent ...
 
Faith-based Christian Infertility support and encouragement from Sarah's Laughter. We interview people that "get" infertility, including those who walk through it and those who walk alongside them. Want to share your infertility story? Contact us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com.
 
Do you ever have those life moments when you stop and think, “How did I get here? This isn’t the life I expected.” Well, E and M, a 40-something interracial couple living in Southern California, have had many of those moments. After surviving six years of infertility, they’re stopping treatments and are choosing to re-envision their future as a family of two. This isn’t where they expected to be, but it’s where they are. Join them as they grieve, heal, laugh, grow and dream together.
 
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Joy and Infertility
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Joy + Infertility is a podcast designed to encourage women walking through the ups & downs of trying to conceive. Infertility is hard; so how do we face this journey with hope, faith & even joy? We believe with God there is beauty to be born from this journey. As we take this journey together we know you will feel encouraged, seen, and maybe even a little more joyful.
 
Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth two times more than white women according to the National Institutes of Health. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, or infertility, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica M. McAfee weekly as she ...
 
Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
 
Making this podcast is one more way I can work on my mission: to empower anyone experiencing a struggle to have a baby (or while 'TTC': trying to conceive). I talk a lot about taking ownership of your fertility experience and for me, this meant building a 'Life Raft' that I clung to when times were particularly hard. Let this podcast be part of yours.Listen to warm, funny, inspiring and uplifting conversations focussed on bringing you useful tools to cope and hopefully helping you feel less ...
 
Building a community for those struggling with infertility by sharing candid discussions about pregnancy loss, infant loss and conception.
 
 
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In BONUS Episode 173 of Beat Infertility, we interview Lisa Schuman, the founding director of The Center for Family Building and director of mental health services at RMA of Connecticut, about how to choose an egg donor. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our Infertility Warrior Tribe. For details on both, pleas ...…
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sarah Naish, a therapeutic parent, the CEO of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents, and the author of "The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting". Creating a Family has many free resources related to th ...…
 
In today's episode we have Sanita Mitchell who shares her infertility journey, infant loss story of daughter Anaya, and starting the Anaya's Project foundation. Sanita is a wife, business owner, non-profit CEO of Anaya's project, and the mom of 4 children (3 boys and 1 princess) and 1 Angel Baby named Anaya. Sanita shares in this episode how ha ...…
 
Gabby and Emma are talking about the boom and bust of TTC again - and why Gabby might have ended up all-out lying to Emma. Gasp! Gabby speaks to the creator of the Mindful IVF app, Gordon Mullins, and Professor Tim Child of Oxford Fertility explains when to test after embryo transfer. To find out more about the #Scream4IVF campaign, go to screa ...…
 
Ashton’s doctor was always positive and encouraging. Until the day he said, “It’s not bad, it’s really bad.” She was so devastated at the thought of not having a baby that she, in her words, “went a little psycho and dove out of a car.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our p ...…
 
Jason Rudman and his husband Alvin utilized a gestational surrogate to start their family, and then, two years later, utilized another one to continue their family. Along the way Jason used his voice to change his employer’s paternity leave policy and ended up helping more than just his immediate family. Today’s host is Salaia DaCruz, Sr. Accou ...…
 
In Episode 144 of Beat Infertility, Christine shares her triumph over recurrent pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and PCOS. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our Infertility Warrior Tribe. For details on both, please visit https://beatinfertility.co/hopeu.
 
In BONUS Episode 172 of Beat Infertility, we interview psychotherapist Dr. Maria Rothenburger about how to let go of expectations. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our Infertility Warrior Tribe. For details on both, please visit https://beatinfertility.co/hopeu.
 
Going through infertility or loss is one of the hardest life experiences there is. My goal was to create a podcast full of warmth and inspiration, to break down stigmas and normalise conversations. I want to encourage an open and frank dialogue - not just for the people going through it but for friends, family and colleagues, so we can all unde ...…
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mandy Howard, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University and affiliate of the TCU Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Dawn also interviews Dr. Eshele Williams is a psychothera ...…
 
Julie Hunt had been a Patient Care Advocate for years, and in that time she became an expert in all things related to fertility, like PCOS. How could it be that years later, at 27 years old, she discovered that she had PCOS the entire time? In the final episode of our three part series in honor of PCOS Awareness Month, host Julie Hunt, Business ...…
 
In today's episode we have Jennifer Robertson who shares her 2nd trimester losses due to cervical incompetence and her memory boxes called Memorize Forever. Jennifer experienced 3 miscarriages including the loss of her twin boys Kyrie and Karson at 17 weeks due to an incompetent cervix. The loss of her twins inspired her to start working on mem ...…
 
When Megan Stewart, founder of the PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA), was told to change her outlook on her condition she decided to change the world instead. In the second of the three-part series on PCOS, we hear from Megan who tells us about a traumatic experience that drove her to create the PCOS Awareness Association, how she’s are tryin ...…
 
Lauren Green McAfee is Corporate Ambassador for Hobby Lobby, and author of Only One Life: How a Woman’s Every Day Shapes An Eternal Legacy. She is a speaker, connector, coffee enthusiast, who is passionate about communicating messages she cares about. She is also a constant learner, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Policy wi ...…
 
Kaneesha and Jason talk in-depth about their first pregnancy and the events leading up to their first loss.
 
It's been a philosophical week for Gabby and an annoying one for Emma - but it's ok, because they are joined by eternal optimist Alice Rose. They talk about what it takes to enter the hope zone, how to find coping strategies when you're struggling with infertility, and Alice's new campaign. Professor Tim Child, of Oxford Fertility, explains whe ...…
 
Extroverted, bubbly, thriving Sandy had bottled up the hurt of being childless for years. Until one night in the bathtub, she looked over at her razor and caught herself thinking how she could get the blade out and end her life. This is her story. You can connect with Sandy online at: thechildlesslife.com sandy@thechildlesslife.com For resource ...…
 
September is PCOS Awareness Month! Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating condition that can have symptoms like weight gain, excess hair on the face, stress, anxiety, depression, and…infertility. For this month, we’re doing a three-part series on PCOS. Today we hear from Satoya Foster, Co-Founder of the PCOS Awareness Association, ...…
 
In Episode 143 of Beat Infertility, Stefanie shares her triumph over low AMH. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our Infertility Warrior Tribe. For details on both, please visit https://beatinfertility.co/hopeu.
 
In BONUS Episode 171 of Beat Infertility, Dr. Allison Rodgers answers six listener questions (low ovarian reserve, egg fertilization issues, IUI, progesterone, and more) and then we discuss the reasons why PGS normal embryos might fail to implant or result in a miscarriage. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our ...…
 
In today's episode we have Jewel Carey-Smith who shares her stillbirth story with daughter Darielle Ava. She started her youtube and facebook community She Rises from SIDS to educate around Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS and create a safe haven for other parents to express themselves, and to impart knowledge for those parents who have wal ...…
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit, interviews Erin Armenti, Board Certified genetic counselor at CooperGenomics, with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; and Dr. Alan Martinez a Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Reproductive Science Center of NJ. Creat ...…
 
Chelsea had always been the good girl. As a child, she was always rewarded for “being good.” At 19, she learned she was born with a rare condition that would prevent her from conceiving. She felt aggrieved, confused, and angry at God. This is her story. Her book addressing childlessness, Longing for Motherhood, is available in bookstores and on ...…
 
In Episode 142 of Beat Infertility, Ashley shares her triumph over unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. If you need additional support, consider joining Hope University or our Infertility Warrior Tribe. For details on both, please visit https://beatinfertility.co/hopeu.
 
How do you learn to be truly okay living an unconventional life? E & M respond to this question and discuss why they believe this is KEY to living happily childfree.
 
Emma's best friend Sophie is in the studio to talk about the care and keeping of friendships when you're going through infertility - especially when those friends keep getting pregnant. Meanwhile, Gabby has some surprising news and Professor Tim Child is talking about balls and baths. Some F Bombs.
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebekah Hill, social worker and Clinical Therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study Service Coordinator at Hopscotch Adoptions. Creating a Family has many free resources relate ...…
 
In today's episode we have Mych'laya Alexandar who shares how being diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and struggling with infertility led to her starting the Womb Keeper blog and community. Mych'laya struggled with infertility for many years and had 3 miscarriages. She is determined to encourage and support those who have struggled or ...…
 
Stephanie is a wife, Mom, and encourager who left her career as a labor and delivery nurse to raise her garden of girls. When life brought twins after a long struggle with infertility, she felt her call was at home; daily leading them to know who they are in Christ and encouraging them to live joyfully pursuing the promises of abundant life giv ...…
 
It’s just Emma and Gabby this week. Emma is struggling with the pill, Gabby is getting emotional and they both talk about their experiences of going through infertility and trying to hold down a job. Professor Tim Child of Oxford Fertility tackles whether putting your legs in the air after sex can help you get pregnant. Some mild swears throughout.…
 
As Carmen was raised by an abusive grandmother, placed in a shelter, adopted, unadopted, and fostered, she didn’t want children. Then a maternal instinct awakened & she felt: “If I don’t have a baby right now, I’m probably going to crumble.” This is her story. You can connect with Carmen online at: instagram.com/_carmensmith grosstograndiose.co ...…
 
In today's episode we have Lindsey Boxie who shares her stillbirth journey with us. Lindsey was diagnosed with Endometriosis in middle school and told her that because of the way her uterus was shaped she would have difficulty getting and staying pregnant. After college she was able to conceive and around 36 weeks she went into labor arrived at ...…
 
Kaneesha talks about the cause of her infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). A condition whose exact cause is unknown. PCOS is characterized by hormonal imbalance accompanied by cysts in and on the ovaries.
 
Everyone's journey through infertility is different. In this episode we share how our journey began.
 
It's been a relatively dramatic week for both Gabby and Emma, fertility-wise - but they've also had Cat Strawbridge, aka @tryingyears in the studio. They talk about why social media is helping people speak out about infertility and how to stop IVF destroying your confidence. Professor Tim Child also sheds light on the ultimate fertility rumour ...…
 
Danielle was still in the infertility closet when a relative gave her a Christmas present that she would never forget: a pregnancy test. This is her story. You can reach Danielle through her website: daniellejoy.co. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laugh ...…
 
So many people just don’t know what to say when they find out that someone in their life is struggling with fertility. Today we hear from Jess Moran, who just started her fertility treatment journey. She has found speaking about her experience has not only helped her through this emotional and frustrating time, but it has also been her most val ...…
 
I feel like we (Doctors…. society…. ourselves) grossly underestimate the emotional impact of infertility, the impact that infertility can have on... The post When infertility has shattered your self confidence appeared first on Robyn Birkin | Speaker - Coach - Writer.
 
In today's episode we have Courtney Arlesia who shares her 2nd trimester miscarriage and how she is being patient in the wait. Courtney is a native of Murfreesboro, TN and creator of Endless Love. She started this in 2012 to motivate and inspire all women to get in tune with themselves and find solace in their creator. In this episode Courtney ...…
 
Caley & Jay share their story of infertility, a miracle pregnancy, and continued season of infertility. They share what God has taught them through the past 8 years and how this season opened the door for Joy & Infertility. Jay and Caley were married in 2007 and have been in ministry together ever since. They are originally from Florida but sin ...…
 
Caley & Jay share their story of infertility, a miracle pregnancy, and continued season of infertility. They share what God has taught them through the past 8 years and how this season opened the door for Joy & Infertility. Jay and Caley were married in 2007 and have been in ministry together ever since. They are originally from Florida but sin ...…
 
This week Gabby and Emma share updates on their cycles, then we go back to basics, asking Anya Sizer from the Fertility Network everything you ever wanted to know about infertility and IVF, but were afraid to ask. We're also chatting to Professor Tim from Oxford Fertility about the efficacy of acupuncture. Old wives' tale, or legit treatment? C ...…
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews a panel of women who became moms over the age of 40 and 45 talking about how they made the decision, how they built their family, and what it is like to be an older mom. Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/r9E ...…
 
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and a Clinical Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Cli ...…
 
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