PCOS: Abbey’s Story [SUCCESS]

75: PCOS [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Abbey. Her journey is slightly different than many of the women I talk to because she was diagnosed with PCOS when she was 15 and therefore knew getting pregnant might be difficult. However, after making an appointment with her doctor because she felt a bit off, she and her husband learned that she was not only unexpectedly pregnant, but also carrying twins. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter they learned the twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, and she eventually lost them around 12 weeks. Join us to hear how she grieved by throwing herself into life and ultimately became pregnant again via a very simple fix.
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BONUS 103: 15+ Types of Journals to Keep & How to Get Started Now

BONUS 103: 15+ Types of Journals to Keep & How to Get Started Now

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. (more…)

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Ariella’s Story [SUCCESS]

74: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Ariella. For many years when she was younger, and in some respects still today, she struggled with an eating disorder and poor nutrition. She didn’t want kids until she met her husband. They married after being in a long-distance relationship for a year. Because she hadn’t had a period since she was 18, she knew she’d have trouble conceiving and sought the help of an OB pretty early on. Join us to hear how Ariella eventually got a period and became pregnant via IUI.
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BONUS 102: Latest Fertility Research & News

BONUS 102: Latest Fertility Research & News

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…)

Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Dan’s Story [SUCCESS]

73: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a man named Dan. Although his wife is an American, they met in London after connecting online while she was there on travel. At the age of 32, his wife was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and was deemed a “poor responder” to treatment. As a result, they were advised to immediately pursue IVF. Although he was initially excited about their first cycle, he understandably became quite discouraged when it didn’t work. Join us to how he and his wife went through three more IVF cycles through both the NHS and a private clinic before eventually becoming pregnant with twins.
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BONUS 101: The Science of Happiness

Bonus 101 The Science of Happiness

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Vanessa Van Edwards, the lead investigator at The Science of People. Vanessa has authored several books, including Captivate, which was chosen as one of Apple’s most anticipated books of 2017. We discuss the science of happiness and how you can achieve it.

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Blocked Fallopian Tubes: Tammy’s Story [SUCCESS]

72: Blocked Fallopian Tubes [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Tammy. As the sixth child in a family of seven children, she always knew she wanted to have kids. Tammy unfortunately had to see five REs before getting an official diagnosis — one that was caused by an appendectomy when she was 8 years old. Like so many others, she was devastated when her first IVF transfer didn’t work and struggled to regain a positive attitude. Join us to hear how Tammy eventually received three diagnoses, suffered two losses, had a hysterectomy, but still ended up with two beautiful children and donated her remaining embryos.
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Detours by Sue Johnston [AUTHOR]

BONUS 100: Detours by Sue Johnston [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Sue Johnston, the author of Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility. Sue and Heather discuss her infertility journey, her book, and the importance of hope. You can find Detours for sale today on Amazon and other retailers.

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Uterine Septum: Paige’s Story [SUCCESS]

71: Uterine Septum [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Paige. She knew she wanted to be a mother ever since she was in daycare as a child, but she and her husband chose to wait to start their family until they were financially ready. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. Soon she found herself undergoing testing with her GYN, all of which looked normal for both her and her husband, so they were sent on to a RE. Join us to hear how she went from a whirlwind first appointment to eventually being told she might die and never meet her son.
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It’s Time to Normalize Infertility

It's Time to Normalize Infertility

There’s a word to describe a child who’s lost both parents.

There’s a word to describe a wife who’s lost her husband, and a word to describe a husband who’s lost his wife.

But there’s no word to describe a person who’s lost a child — or the potential of a child. And as a result, bringing it up is almost always a conversation stopper. (more…)