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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 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Beat Infertility is a weekly podcast where we get real about infertility, empower you to take back control, and provide you hope for the future. Each episode features two main interviews: someone who's overcome infertility and had a baby or is currently pregnant and someone who's still on their infertility journey. We cover the whole range of infertility diagnoses, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve / premature ovarian failure, luteal phase ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica ...
 
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 ...
 
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 Forsyth 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.
 
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 ...
 
The Alpha Female Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to inspire you to live like an Alpha Female. An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony. Robyn (Baldwin) Pineaul interviews other Alpha Females to find out their tips and tricks to fit in fitness, health and nu ...
 
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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IUI’s, IVF and the Fertility Journey with Erin Sousa Meet Erin… A business owner, brand strategist, entrepreneur and community advocate, Erin is one of our go-to gals when it comes to brand strategy and communications… but today, she’s here to chat all things motherhood and infertility. From miscarriages to IUIs and IVF, Erin takes us […]…
 
April is Sisters in Loss Infertility Awareness Month! All month long we will be highlighting infertility stories and journey’s. Today’s guest and partner were diagnosed with infertility after trying to conceive for several months with no success and both decided to get check ups. She received positive results, but her partner had unfavorable result…
 
Kate and Claire share their self-described boring story (that's not boring at all), and we learn that you may be able to get free IVF in the UK if you donate half the eggs. Who knew? Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme son…
 
n BONUS Episode 304 of Beat Infertility, we interview infertility warriors Carolynn Dube and Kaeleigh MacDonald of Fertility Matters Canada about access to fertility coverage and support across Canada. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps. To schedule your …
 
In BONUS Episode 303 of Beat Infertility, Dr. Allison Rodgers answers six listener questions (male factor infertility, dental issues, PGT testing frozen embryos, and more) and then we discuss endometrial biopsy tests and the science behind each one. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed de…
 
This week we're catching up with the Foxes to find out what has transpired since we last heard from Liz at Christmas (spoiler: everyone's still frustrated AF). We also meet Tia and Lee Brown, a couple who are undergoing egg donation in Greece. No Prof T this week, but send any questions for Liz to bigfatnegativepodcast@gmail.com (they'll be anonymo…
 
Elena came out at 37 and had her first glass of wine at 40. She is also an Ex-Mormon, a conversion therapy survivor, and the founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. 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: Songfinch & Ti…
 
We have podcast royalty Chris Sweeney co-host of Homosapiens Podcast. Chris has started on the surrogacy journey with his husband, which has been halted since lockdown 2020. Chris joins the hosts of Some Families Lotte and Stu for a good gossip PLUS Chris talks about the start of his queer parenting journey, and the fact that it takes more than “a …
 
In Episode 273 of Beat Infertility, Heather provides a life update and answers some listener questions about loss, secondary infertility, coaching, and more. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps. To schedule your free 30-minute call, go to https://beatinfer…
 
In BONUS Episode 302 of Beat Infertility, we interview Kim Hooper, Meredith Resnick, and Dr. Huong Diep, co-authors of All the Love, about healing your heart and finding meaning after pregnancy loss. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps. To schedule your fr…
 
The results are in from IVF cycle #6 We discuss the implications of our Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and the Natural Killer Cell Test. Romana also chats to Sylvia Kang. Sylvia is the co-founder and CEO of Mira www.miracare.com Mira (@mirafertility) is the first FDA and CE registered comprehensive women’s health monitoring platform with 99% of…
 
Being A Breath of Fresh Air with Self Love Expert Mary Jelkovsky Meet Mary… Published author, TEDx speaker, retreat host and self-love superstar, Mary battled an eating disorder for 7 years before finding recovery and a passion for self-love. She takes us behind the highlight reel of bikini competitions and the ‘perfect body’ and shares […]…
 
April is Sisters in Loss Infertility Awareness Month! All month long we will be highlighting infertility stories and journey’s. A couple should go to a fertility doctor after trying on their own for twelve months, six months for women over 35, and undergo an investigation. There are standard tests for both the woman and the man. Approximately 20% o…
 
Team BFN is back in your headphones with a bumper episode to kick off their brand new series - and That Big Announcement, potentially the most-trailed announcement in history - as well as a reshuffle of our BFN regulars. We've also interviewed Samantha Busch about her experience of secondary infertility, and how it felt when even trying a surrogate…
 
The cost of healthcare can be exorbitant, especially for fertility treatments. There are some incredible grants, funds, and forward-thinking employers that provide support for fertility and family building care, but more and more states are starting to mandate that coverage be offered. While this idea might seem expensive at first glance, providing…
 
Minna is a Queer mom of two who married a cis man. After having kids, the assumption by those around her is that she is straight. Now she works hard to be out as a Queer woman and to represent for her children. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio…
 
Nana Duncan and Rose Frimpong from the podcast TwoTwos, join Lotte and Stu for a podcast love in. Rose has a 9 year old daughter, who she conceived with a friend and Nana is starting to think about having children with her girlfriend. They discuss the stereotypical constructs of what it means to be a mum and what it means to be maternal, and why ha…
 
Have you heard of IUGR Intrauterine Growth Retardation?IUGR is a term that's used to describe a baby who isn't growing as quickly as he should be inside the womb. Officially, it's defined as an estimated weight below the 10th percentile for gestational age (i.e., the stage of the pregnancy). Any baby who is smaller than normal can be diagnosed with…
 
Tahiti offered to be a surrogate to two gay men at their wedding, over sake. Years later, she followed up when she heard they were in the process. Next thing you know she was delivering a baby in the middle of COVID. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by Edi…
 
We are thrilled to have Freddy McConnell on Some Families! Freddy joins Lotte and Stu to talk about his journey to parenthood and how he felt about his body being pregnant. Freddy also talks about the on-going court case that is now being taken to the European Court of Human Rights for him and his son, and the legal challenges and discriminations t…
 
Lots has been happening in Bulgaria since the last episode. As always we share the highs and the lows! Romana also chats to author of new graphic novel Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (in)fertility, Myriam Steinberg. In her past life, Myriam was a visual artist, and event organizer. For 11 years, she was the brains and brawn of the In the House Festiva…
 
What Does Healthy Look Like?” with Sophie Lait Meet Sophie… Sophie is a self-loving personal trainer who’s Instagram feed is the stuff Raw Beauties dream of! A body acceptance and mental growth advocate, Soph is on a mission to bring joy back to movement and shares how shifting her priorities from focusing solely on her […]…
 
Have you heard of Cervical Insufficiency? Cervical insufficiency is painless opening of the cervix that results in delivery of the baby during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Connective tissue disorders that are present at birth and injuries can make tissues of the cervix weak. When the cervix is weak, the baby may be delivered too early. Today’s g…
 
Motherhood has no set definition in this day and age because the modern family has evolved. It’s much more open-ended than the singular idea of having to carry your baby after conceiving through intercourse “naturally.” There are several different options and ways in which children can come into your life. Once we accept this fact and shift the foc…
 
Marissa and Madeleine conceived at home using a known donor. For nine months, all went well. Then during the birth, they were surprised with triplets. 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: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Tha…
 
Lotte and Stu are joined by guest host, Leon Wenham. Leon, who spoke about his own adoption journey in Series 1, joins the hosts and invites a friend Nathan Yungerberg from New York, to discuss when someone of one race adopts a child that is different to their own race, aka trans-racial adoption. Nathan, who is African-American, is the product of t…
 
In BONUS Episode 301 of Beat Infertility, Dr. Allison Rodgers answers six listener questions (XYZ, XYZ, XYZ, and more) and then we discuss preimplantation, the implantation process, and the role beta-3 integrins and progesterone resistance play in recurrent implantation failure and miscarriages. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like …
 
Find Your Path and Honour Your Purpose with Tallia Deljou Meet Tallia… Tallia is a positive psychology expert and transformational life coach who’s mission is to help people connect to their power and purpose through psychology, mindset, and spirituality. Have you ever wondered how to ‘find yourself’ or ‘your purpose’ in life? Tallia breaks it […]…
 
Have you heard of a Molar Pregnancy?A molar pregnancy occurs when the placenta doesn't develop normally. Instead, a tumor forms in the uterus and causes the placenta to become a mass of fluid-filled sacs, also called cysts. About 1 in every 1,000 pregnancies (0.1 percent) is a molar pregnancy. Today’s guest was diagnosed with PCOS and experienced a…
 
Renowned author of lesbian romance, Karin Kallmaker talks about having kids in the Castro in the gay old 90s, plus her undeniable influence on young LGBTQ folks coming out. 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: Songfin…
 
This February, Progyny hosted the webinar, “Infertility in the Black Community: Understanding Your Health Conditions and Finding the Right Doctor,” to honor Black History Month and shed some light on the racial disparities in healthcare. This is an expansion on the July webinar, “Fertility and Maternal Health in the Black Community.” Progyny’s mode…
 
Laura-Rose Thorogood, co-founder of the LGBT Mummies Tribe, join Lotte and Stu on this week’s episode of Some Families. Laura-Rose started Mummies Tribe as a space for women and people globally to make friends and meet other families with similar experiences. Since then it has grown to an international community that aims to educate, share and cele…
 
Ending the Restrict/Binge Cycle with Jessi Jean Meet Jessi… A certified Eating Psychology Coach/Licensed Professional Counselor who turned her decade long struggle with food and body image into her personal and professional mission, Jessi is our kind of girl! Through her Food Freedom program, she has helped thousands of women achieve an effortless …
 
Thanks for listening! If you're new to the podcast we highly recommend listening from the very beginning. We share our story from episode 1 right up until present day and there is ALOT! We also chat to lots of really brilliant guests who also share their stories and offer information and support to anyone going through Infertility. In this episode,…
 
Was it difficult for you to see other pregnancies after your loss? Dealing with Pregnancy envy is a normal emotion especially after your miscarriage, infant or child loss, or infertility journey. You're not a bad person, friend, or relative for feeling pangs of jealousy. Understanding the underlying thoughts that feed into jealous feelings may help…
 
This week Molly talks with the fabulous Executive Director of the NY Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet Horwitz. We hear all about what lead Julie to become a board certified nurse practitioner and lactation consultant and finally, to co-create the NY Milk Bank. We learn about her international adoption, breastfeeding an adopted child, how the milk is screen…
 
We’re excited to be able to share with you a live fertility coaching call with one of our spotlight members - Corinne. Normally these, like everything in our Toolbox app, are kept private to members only. However, kindly Corinne has allowed us to share her call to inspire and help others. Each month in the Your Fertility Toolbox app, we feature a m…
 
An incredible episode with Dr. LaKeischa on Integrative Gynecology, how she found her specialty and medicine, PMS tips, and more about the V. Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology (cum laude) from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, and continued her studies at Lo…
 
Support is going to be a prevalent theme in today’s episode. Why? Because it’s the support of our family, friends, employers, and physicians that help us get through tough times, especially when it comes to infertility. Amanda Lesesne is a veteran guest here on This Is Infertility. This will be her third time joining us, and (spoiler!) today, she c…
 
Influencer & Entrepreneur Gena Jaffe used reciprocal IVF to create her family. Not done with family building, she founded an org called Connecting Rainbows that helps LGBTQ folks start, grow, and protect their families. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by …
 
In this international women’s day special Lotte and Stu are joined by the fabulous Lady Phyll to discuss, motherhood, chosen families, activism and UK Black Pride. Lady Phyll is one of the founders of UK Black Pride, she has previously been a trustee at Stonewall, worked for the Mayor of London and is now the exec-director of the human rights chari…
 
In BONUS Episode 300 of Beat Infertility, we interview Suzie Welsh, the co-founder, and CEO of Binto, about endometriosis and your fertility. Infertility coach Heather Huhman helps warriors like you make scientifically-based, well-informed decisions about your next steps. To schedule your free 30-minute call, go to https://beatinfertility.co/hope.…
 
100th Episode Q&A with Coach Erin 100 Episodes!!! Erin answers questions from YOU to celebrate 100 incredible conversations on the show! We’re chatting anxiety, how to overcome fears, surviving mood changes due to weather and Erin’s favourite snack – chipssssss. Oh yes, we also talk about how to get period stains out of white carpet. […]…
 
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