PCOS & MTHFR: Molly’s Story [SUCCESS]

101: PCOS & MTHFR [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Molly. She’s a 32-year-old secondary school teacher who loves to run, swim, read, sew, and travel. She met her husband in grad school back in 2009, and although they are very much opposites, it works well for their relationship. She was diagnosed with PCOS by her OB very early on in her journey, which led her to putting things on hold and focusing on her health. Join us to hear how she stayed positive and hopeful throughout timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF cycles, as well as multiple miscarriages, before finally becoming pregnant with her twins.
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BONUS 129: Mosaicism 101

BONUS 129: Mosaicism 101

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Mike Large, director of genomic laboratories at CooperGenomics, which provides PGS and other reproductive genetic testing.
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Male Factor Infertility: Lindsay’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

100: Male Factor Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Lindsay, who you might remember from Episode 40. She is 34-year-old a domestic violence survivor, an experience which has significantly shaped the way she approaches infertility. Before her journey began, she would describe herself as calm, focused, grounded, and centered. Now she attributes those traits to her husband and finds herself to be much more high-strung. After about 15 months of trying on their own, Lindsay and her husband began their infertility journey at her OB/GYN, who performs IUIs in the office. However, after two unsuccessful rounds of IUI, it was time to move on to IVF with a RE. Join us to hear how her RE uncovered a new diagnosis that sent her into a tailspin but she somehow remained a positive advocate for herself and others.
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BONUS 128: Baby Quest Foundation

BONUS 128: Baby Quest Foundation

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Pamela Hirsch, co-founder of the Baby Quest Foundation.
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Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis: Kally’s Story [SUCCESS]

99: Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kally. She’s a 35-year-old digital graphic designer who loves to bake. She met her husband through one of her best friends, and now they are coming up on their 10-year anniversary. Although she was able to get pregnant with her first child relatively easily, it just wasn’t happening when they started trying for their second. After developing a strong relationship and routine with an acupuncturist for about 9 months, they headed off to a reproductive endocrinologist who ultimately diagnosed her with endometriosis. Join us to hear how she fell into a pit of despair following two miscarriages, and they eventually became pregnant on their own after several IUI cycles.
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BONUS 127: Supporting Your Partner Through Male Factor

BONUS 127: Supporting Your Partner Through Male Factor Infertility

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Charlotte’s Story [SUCCESS]

98: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Charlotte. She’s a 34-year-old medical librarian, and her husband works in higher education, as well. As early as third grade, she wanted to be a mother when she grew up. After only three months of dating, her husband proposed and they were married a year later. He’s always had severe chronic illnesses, so even before infertility, they had been through a lot together and she questioned whether her dream of becoming a mother would be possible. Let’s listen to how they opted to use donor sperm after considering adoption and found success with IVF.
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BONUS 126: Infertility 101 & When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist

Today’s Guest:

Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY. (more…)

Dual Factor Infertility: Aimee’s Story [SUCCESS]

97: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Aimee. She’s a 30-year-old fraud investigator at a big insurance company. She met her husband in college and now they work for the same company, which works out well for both of them because they are best friends and enjoy being partners in all aspects of life. Both she and her husband received infertility diagnoses back when they were in high school, so they knew they might have a long road ahead of them. Join us to hear how they went straight to IVF with ICSI and found success with only a couple viable sperm.
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BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guests are the co-authors of Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy Dr. Lora Shahine, a reproductive endocrinologist with Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle, and Stephanie Gianarelli, a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist with Acupuncture Northwest.
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