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Two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie and Robin humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live ...
 
This podcast is a no holds barred account of the highs and lows experienced during the emotional rollercoaster to pregnancy and parenthood. Romana and Ewan have been trying to conceive since 2016. In the quest for a baby they have laughed and they have cried but most importantly they've learnt a crazy amount about the world of Infertility and IVF. Join them on their fertility journey as they wait for their elusive BFP. As well as sharing tips and tricks to help you stay sane they also chat t ...
 
The Single Greatest Choice is a podcast about singleness, fertility, motherhood, and choice. This is a show for women who are grappling with what to do when life doesn't follow the love-marriage-baby carriage trajectory. It's about exploring the options when things don't seem to be turning out as we'd always planned. Most of all, is a place for women give and receive support as they grapple with these big topics - because what we decide to do with these years could be the single greatest cho ...
 
Uniquely focusing on the emotional side of infertility and providing you with information, tools and support to enhance your fertility and make your journey a more positive one. Tune into the Your Fertility Hub podcast for interviews, stories and tips to help you feel more supported, empowered and informed AND improve your chances of conceiving by learning all about the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility. Hosted by international fertility coach, Karenna Wood, each podca ...
 
Some Families is a podcast dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional and true stories from a diverse range of families with the series exploring all routes to queer parenthood including adoption, IUI and IVF donor insemination, surrogacy and co-parenting. The series also explores many different topics such as transitioning gender as a parent, growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, fostering, raising disabled children and general day to day par ...
 
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 ...
 
This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to giv ...
 
Fearless Infertility is the podcast for women struggling as they deal with the mental anguish of infertility. Join Jenica Parcell, your host and now mom of twin miracle babies, as she shares the exact tools, strategies, and resources she used to take back control over her mind and find joy during her experience with infertility. This podcast is designed to help you understand your mind and how you are in control of your infertility experience. Each episode will leave you feeling empowered, i ...
 
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 ...
 
Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passio ...
 
Waiting for Babies takes a deeper look into the human side of the world of infertility. We interview couples and individuals who've struggled with bringing a child into their lives and the many roads they take to get there. Through telling their stories, regardless of outcome, we strive to take away the taboo of infertility, from IVF to egg donation to adoption, and provide hope and comfort to many others who are still waiting.
 
Welcome to SpermCast, with actor, writer, and comedian Molly Hawkey. She wants a baby. The only problem is she's 40, single, and not exactly ready for motherhood. So she's on a quest - a quest for a sperm donor, and a quest for some personal growth. Each week you'll hear interviews with potential donors, but she'll also seek guidance from the pros: doctors, financial advisors, tarot card readers...whatever it takes. By the end of this series, if all goes according to plan, she'll find her do ...
 
Trying to get pregnant? Need vital information on fertility and reproduction? Then tune into "HaveABaby.com Live" with host Kim Hahn, brought to you by the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine. From enhanced embryo selection and male infertility to third party reproduction and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, Kim Hahn and the doctors from the Sher Institutes cover the questions and concerns couples face when they are trying to have a family. "HaveABaby.com Live" with host Kim Hahn br ...
 
Aveya fertility counts amongst the most credible, trustworthy, and reliable fertility hospitals in India that offers international treatment standards for male in male fertility and female fertility treatments and assisted reproductive technologies like IUI, IVF/ICMI, IMSI, PCOD, and others. With an outstanding record in patient care and an exceptionally high IVF success rate, Aveya IVF has transformed itself into the first-choice treatment provider for couples seeking help with fertility is ...
 
If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join me, Natalie Silverman, as I open up about my own fertility treatment, Kate Davies an independent fertility nurse consultant, experts from around the world as well as shared experien ...
 
Fertility Education (FertilityEd) Podcast: To educate people about fertility which empowers women to make an informed decision of their sex life and future family planning. We feel the need for fertility education in schools for a better, healthier and brighter future. The journey from infertility to fertility, from childlessness to a brand-new baby, can be quite long and arduous. It involves complicated medical diagnoses, a wide range of treatment options, a host of potential lifestyle chan ...
 
Birth. It is everywhere. Literally. Every day with each birth there are new stories to be told, wisdom to be shared and knowledge to be learned. Elizabeth Bachner sees birth in a unique way: As life lessons that help us grow as spiritual beings having human experiences. Childbirth is her prose, her jam, and her calling. We are your safe space for the sharing of those experiences from all different perspectives and many walks of life. Through curious conversation and storytelling, there is al ...
 
Dear Soci3ty, This podcast is about our thoughts and feelings about what is going on in the world around us and what is going on with us personally. We want you all to know that It's ok to be different. Break barriers and don’t hold back who you are ! You're opinions and thoughts matter so make them count.
 
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show series
 
Today’s episode is the first in this year’s summer replay series! Following up from yesterday’s episode about IVF treatments, today’s episode takes a deep dive into artificial reproductive technology (ART), more specifically IUI (intrauterine insemination), and the common drugs used (clomid/femara) as well as IVF success statistics. Today’s episode…
 
In this week’s episode, we talk to fertility consultant Rami Wakim. Rami, among other areas of expertise, specializes in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). We wanted to chat with Rami to find out if these days IUI is really worth it or should you go straight to IVF. Kate mentioned that, in her opinion, she has seen fewer and fewer IUI procedures perf…
 
When it comes to a family building journey, there are a lot of decisions to make along the way. ART has transformed family building options for the LGBTQ+ community, but there aren’t a ton of data points and studies chronicling their experiences. Same-sex male couples have many options when it comes to family building, some of which could include f…
 
Bria and her wife, Melissa fought through rejection from family, miscarriage, medical micro-aggressions, and a PCOS diagnosis. But there's still hope on the horizon. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiff…
 
Kelly and I are diving into what it means to surrender to the life we’re given and why this is the path to our freedom in hard moments. Kelly is such a pillar of support for anyone who comes her way, and I know this episode is going to be a complete game-changer for you on your journey. Get full show notes and more information here: https://theslic…
 
So what is the Postcode lottery? Well we’ve been talking about it here on the podcast for years ( since we started to be honest ) and if you’d like to hear previous episodes on it here is Susan Seenan the former CEO of Fertility Network in 2015 Then we spoke about it in 2017 when Fertility Network launched its Right to Try campaign. So you can see,…
 
In BONUS Episode 311 of Beat Infertility, we interview Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist and sexuality educator at IntimacyIVF, about how your own childhood affects your infertility journey as a couple. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make…
 
Join me for an incredible interview with Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility! This is the second episode in this year’s summer replay series! Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor while you sleep for accurate basal body tem…
 
Cassie and Erin were pregnant with twins and went into labor at 25 weeks. Their son died in the NICU, and their daughter has developmental issues because of being born prematurely. Despite what they've gone through, their daughter is the light of their life, they are hopeful and trying again. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovari…
 
If you need some guidance on bouncing back from your obstacles and choosing thoughts that will help propel you forward in infertility, listen in. Rachel is sharing her philosophy on finding peace and resilience in life’s challenges, and why it’s okay to fail and let go of your preconceived plans for your life. Get full show notes and more informati…
 
Hope.. and what it means to you This week’s podcast episode is a little different as it’s Kate and I sharing our thoughts on what we’re doing for the rest of the year. We relaunched this podcast in February as we were really keen to try and map out what we thought you would want to know if you were just starting to try for a baby. I felt quite stro…
 
Did you know that one in three infertility cases is due to male factor? Which is actually just as common as female factor infertility. Male factor infertility has always been a taboo topic, but it’s time to start talking about male reproductive health and prioritizing a man’s journey on his path to parenthood. It can be hard to figure out where to …
 
It's the final episode of Season 3 and in this weeks bumper episode we answer some listener questions. Romana also chats to fellow IVF warrior Saira (@ivfmyeggshatesperm). Saira has been a great support buddy (something everyone going through IVF needs) over the last 18 months so it seemed fitting to chat to her for this final episode. Plus, Saira'…
 
Alyce and Zoe met, fell in love, moved into Alyce's childhood home, asked Zoe's brother for sperm, and made a baby. In that order. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to California Cryo…
 
A lot of pressure is placed on women to start thinking about family building early in their lives due to the “fertility window” or “biological clock”. Katie Becker, a Progyny member through Hearst (she works at Elle Magazine), felt the weight of having to pick between starting a family or focusing on her career. Katie’s journey led her to fertility…
 
This week I'm sharing a routine that I use any time I find myself in an unhealthy mindset. Contrary to what so many of us believe, feeling negative emotions is not bad and you are not doing yourself any favors by ignoring them, so I hope my tips today guide you in pinpointing and prioritizing exactly what you need right now to be unstoppable. Get f…
 
Brett Russo was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in business management from Bucknell University, where she also met her future husband. After graduation, Brett found her passion working beside her twin brother and father for her family’s printing company, of which she is now the chief executive officer. She married her hu…
 
Fertility yoga combines the mind and body. It can help you truly relax in a way that other techniques just can't - helping you move emotions and thoughts by moving your body. Bringing you that calm, peaceful mind you crave. Meet Deb, our new resident yoga teacher at Your Fertility Hub, who brings us new classes every month into our wellness support…
 
Due to advancements in assisted reproductive technology (ART) and more inclusive employer-sponsored family building coverage, the LGBTQ+ community has more options on their paths to parenthood than ever before. One of the most utilized technologies for LGBTQ+ singles or couples is donor tissue – the use of donor egg and/or sperm. Tissue donation ca…
 
In the final episode of Season 2, we turn the tables and have parenting allies ask Lotte and Stu questions about being LGBTQ+ parents. Some Families reached out to the wider parenting community to help answer any questions about queer families, in a non-judgemental space. As one listener once said “As a straight parent of two young children who hav…
 
If you’re at a crossroads right now, or if you’re feeling stuck in fear and indecision, join me this week. I’m sharing 4 ways I move forward with confidence to get the results I want in life. While uncertainty and discomfort can feel paralyzing, with these tools by your side, I know you’ll see a pathway to the answers you’re looking for with more c…
 
Earlier in June, a hugely important review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was published. This review produced guidance to help fertility clinics comply with their consumer law obligations but also provides guidance for you when considering purchasing IVF treatment. The word ‘purchasing’ there is massively significant because as well…
 
In BONUS Episode 310 of Beat Infertility, Dr. Allison Rodgers answers six listener questions (thyroid antibodies, endometriosis, surrogacy, and more) and then we discuss luteal phase defects. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps. To schedule your free 30-mi…
 
Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian in the US with a Master's of science in Nutrition and has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. Cynthia is a non-diet dietitian and believes in Health at Every Size. Helping women recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (no period) & find food & exercise freedom is a speciality area of hers. Due to her own st…
 
We're going solo this week as we reflect on the past 5 years. It's not been an easy few years so we thought it was time to take stock and ponder on some of the highs and lows. We ask each other some thought provoking questions and as always, we answer with complete honesty and hope in doing so it is helpful to you, the listener. Check out our Vlogs…
 
Alia identifies as asexual, Emily identifies as bisexual, and together they co-parent Emily's son from a previous relationship. And now they're trying to have a child together. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Son…
 
Family building comes with its ups and downs, but as the old saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. That was the case for Matt Walters and his wife, Corinne. The couple went through IUI, IVF, and even a miscarriage, on their journey to create a family, but the difficult times gave way to a strengthened relationship and an appreciation…
 
This week, in the penultimate episode of the series, Lotte and Stu are joined by Claire Lynch, author of the new book 'Small: On motherhoods’. Claire is mum to three daughter with her wife, who they had via reciprocal IVF. Her new book considered whether it is our smallness that makes our lives so big. LINK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-motherhoo…
 
Discover the power of opening up a space for your partner to share their infertility experience. I know that my own marriage has become even stronger since I created and allowed space for vulnerability and interdependent support, and Eli is sharing his insights and best tips from his own life for fully embracing all of our human emotions. Get full …
 
Dr. Zeynep Gurtin, a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL, and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department. In 2020 - spoke to a sample of 457 women to find out their experience of fertility treatment whose treatment has been delayed due to clinic closures. The questionnaire wa…
 
In BONUS Episode 309 of Beat Infertility, we interview Dr. Carol Curchoe, the founder of ART Compass, a senior clinical embryologist at a fertility clinic and a board-certified technical supervisor in embryology, about the optimal method of embryo selection in an IVF cycle as part of our ongoing research priorities series. Infertility coach Heather…
 
Kitty spent most of her adult life dieting. She jumped from one quick fix diet to the next. Shakes, fasting, keto and low carb. You name it she’s done it. She was obsessed with food and felt like she was either restricting or binge eating. She felt happiest when she was thin but she had to starve herself and train 6-7 days a week to maintain it. Sh…
 
One of the largest misconceptions we hear is that infertility is a women’s issue when in fact, female-factor infertility is only the cause a third of the time. One third is attributed to male-factor reasons, and a third of the time it is either unexplained or a combination. That is why we at Progyny are launching a three-part webinar series on men …
 
Lilian and Laura have been trying to have a baby while stationed in Japan, six hours apart! How are they doing that? With an English translator and a lot of tickets for the bullet train so they could meet up at a clinic in the middle. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robi…
 
The Fertility 101 Series, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running, is a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert. In today’s episode, we explain some of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to fertility, male-factor infertility, and how lifestyle choices impact fertility…
 
Actor, presenter and dad, Kieron Richardson joins the Some Families hosts, Lotte and Stu to talk about all things parenting from bedtime, swimmings classes and balancing his long shooting schedule with being a parent. Kieron had the twins with his husband Carl, four years ago via surrogacy. Lotte and Stu catch up on the representation of gay parent…
 
I’ve got my amazing friend Emily Jackson on the show today. She has four beautiful children, but it was not an easy road to get them here. I hope by listening in today, you’ll have your worries or questions about pregnancy after infertility addressed, and you'll discover new ways to confidently move forward every day to show up for the experiences …
 
This week we have a bumper episode and have not one guest, but three! Our episode is all about the fact that infertility knows no colour, meaning that infertility doesn’t care about the colour of your skin – it impacts us all regardless but there are very unique challenges, and some similarities faced by differing communities. First up we chat to V…
 
When you think about your progress so far trying to have a baby, there are a lot of setbacks. It starts when you first realise that things are not working as you had planned. Having a baby is supposed to be the most natural thing in the world, until it isn’t! The months of disappointment soon become years for some women and at some point, the whole…
 
In BONUS Episode 308 of Beat Infertility, we interview Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist and sexuality educator at IntimacyIVF, about how your own childhood affects your infertility journey as a couple. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make…
 
Hormonal contraceptives and gall bladder disease? Is there a connection? In today’s pill-reality series, Lucie Fink is on the show to share her experience with the pill and how the unexpected side effects lead to a number of painful gall bladder attacks culminating in having her gall bladder removed altogether. Lucie Fink is a 28-year-old video pro…
 
After an epic four and a half months away we're back on home turf. Today we discuss how our follow up went at our clinic in Bulgaria and what the plan is moving forward. Romana also chats to Anita Beckwith (@anitab_rd and @fertility.hormone.dietitian). Anita is a UK Clinical Lead Dietitian specialising in diabetes and fertility, practising in both …
 
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