Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Freda’s Story [SUCCESS]

110: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Freda. She is 31 years old and works as a licensing manager for an accessories company. Before infertility, she was fairly easy-going and carefree. Although she had some anxiety, it was a lot less intense than it is now. She married her husband when she was 26, but he wasn’t ready to become a father at the time because he was still in school. Once they started trying to conceive, she became pregnant after only a few months. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at about 10 weeks. Shortly thereafter, she knew something was wrong. The first reproductive endocrinologist she saw diagnosed her with diminished ovarian reserve and suggested she immediately pursue IVF with donor eggs. Join us to hear how she found the right doctor for her and eventually became pregnant with her son during their third round of IVF with her own eggs.
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BONUS 138: Listener Question Extravaganza

BONUS 138: Listener Question Extravaganza

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…)

Male Factor Infertility: Emily’s Story [SUCCESS]

109: Male Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Emily. She is 33 years old and works for a hotel association in Toronto. Although she and her husband grew up in the same town, they didn’t meet until later in life at a party. Now six years later, Emily says they really grew up together as a couple. She was an only child who was envious of people with siblings and therefore always wanted a larger family. At around 6 months of trying to conceive, she started to suspect something was wrong and saw a RE a few months later. They underwent initial testing and headed abroad for vacation. After coming home, they learned her husband had no sperm. Join us to hear how he underwent testicular surgery to search for viable sperm, but ultimately they found success with a donor.
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BONUS 137: Breaking Bad Fertility Habits & Creating Lasting Good Ones

BONUS 137: Breaking Bad Habits & Creating Lasting Good Ones

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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Breast Cancer: Alice’s Story [SUCCESS]

108: Breast Cancer [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Alice. She’s the 41-year-old founder of MedAnswers, a service that connects infertility patients to experts, and Fertile Action, a nonprofit for fertile women touched by cancer. In 2008 at 31 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because she’d always known she wanted to be a mom, she quickly decided to pursue a fertility preservation cycle. Her partner at the time didn’t want to go through the fertility treatment process with her, so she decided to find a sperm donor and become a single mother. Join us to hear how she beat cancer, suffered several miscarriages, and finally beat infertility with a frozen embryo transfer.
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BONUS 136: Fertility Cleanses 101

BONUS 136: Fertility Cleanses 101

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Stephanie Roth, a holistic fertility coach. If you’re interested in hearing her personal infertility story, you can find that in Episode 62.
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Unexplained Infertility: Elizabeth’s Story [SUCCESS]

107: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Elizabeth. She’s a 37-year-old college professor who loves to travel, hike, cook, and swing dance. Growing up, she always admired her mom and wanted to become a parent like her but wondered for a long time if she’d ever meet the right person to make that dream a reality. Because of her career, she and her husband created a timeline for conceiving their first child that had a strict deadline. So, when they weren’t successful after 5 months, she headed to her OB. There, she was incorrectly diagnosed with PCOS and underwent two unsuccessful timed intercourse cycles. Join us to hear how she soon ended up at a fertility clinic where she found success via IVF thanks to new insurance coverage.
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BONUS 135: What to Do When Family & Friends Remain Silent

BONUS 135: What to Do When Family & Friends Remain Silent

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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PCOS & High Natural Killer Cells: Alison’s Story [SUCCESS]

106: PCOS & High Natural Killer Cells [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Alison. She’s a 45-year-old doula who enjoys Crossfit and yoga. Being a mom wasn’t something that even entered her mind until she met her husband. At the very end of her first marriage, she found herself unexpectedly pregnant. Sadly, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 14 weeks, so when she and her current husband were ready to start trying, she underwent some testing with her regular OB. After a couple more miscarriages, she transferred to a reproductive endocrinologist to hopefully provide some answers. Join us to hear how she underwent multiple IUIs and IVF cycles before finally overcoming her recurrent miscarriages.
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BONUS 134: Listener Question Extravaganza

BONUS 134: Listener Question Extravaganza

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…)