BONUS 95: Shipping Frozen Eggs, Embryos & Sperm

BONUS 95: Shipping Frozen Eggs, Embryos & Sperm

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Today’s guest is Shannon Curiel, Director of Sales of Reproductive Medicine at Cryoport. We discuss everything you need to know about shipping frozen embryos, eggs, and sperm.

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Asherman’s Syndrome: Rachel’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

66: Asherman's Syndrome [JOURNEY UPDATE]

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Today’s journey update is from a woman named Rachel, who you might remember from Episodes 5 and 26. Although she always knew she wanted to be a mom, she didn’t start trying to conceive until later in life — and she wonders if she would have struggled less had she tried earlier. Much to her surprise, at first, she had no difficulty becoming pregnant, but she kept miscarrying. However, after a D&C, her period didn’t return, thus starting a long road battling Asherman’s Syndrome. Let’s listen to how one of her miscarriages actually turned around her whole outlook about her infertility journey — and she turned her struggles and triumph into two popular books.
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BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You’ve Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You've Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

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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…)

Unexplained Infertility: Maureen’s Story [SUCCESS]

65: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Maureen. When she was younger, she knew for sure she didn’t want to have kids, but all of that changed when she met her husband. They tried on their own for a long time before finally seeing the writing on the wall that it was time to head to a reproductive endocrinologist for further evaluation. Let’s listen to how she went from being completely emotionally overwhelmed during her first appointment to going all in on understanding her body.
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BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

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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…)

Secondary Unexplained Infertility: Nikki’s Story [SUCCESS]

64: Secondary Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Nikki. Earlier in life, she didn’t think she even wanted to get married, let alone have a family. But all of that changed when she met her husband. After a whirlwind romance, they began trying to conceive and quickly became pregnant with their son. However, when it came time to try for baby #2, she suffered two miscarriages and sought the help of her OB/GYN. She was diagnosed with secondary unexplained infertility, but as a military family, she felt she’d be better off figuring out the answer on her own rather than pursuing a reproductive endocrinologist. Join us to hear how she never lost hope and in fact became more determined than ever after hearing her diagnosis.
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BONUS 92: The Role of a Fertility Nurse on Your Treatment Team

BONUS 92: The Role of a Fertility Nurse on Your Treatment Team

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Today’s guest is Amber Kiddie, a registered nurse at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. We discuss the role nurses play on the patient treatment team, tips for communicating with your nurse, and so much more.

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Tubal Factor Infertility: Kalea’s Story [SUCCESS]

63: Tubal Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Kalea. She always knew she wanted kids and even chose jobs throughout her career related to babies and pregnancy. After being told by her RE that both of her tubes were blocked, and one was even closed on both ends, she decided to remove both tubes to improve her IVF chances. Join us to hear how she felt so hopeless after her first failed IVF cycle, but with time and support came back stronger than ever.
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BONUS 91: Parenting After Infertility

BONUS 91: Parenting After Infertility

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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…)

Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

62: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She always assumed she would have a family one day and be able to conceive when she was ready, which for her, wasn’t until she was 38 years old. However, her husband wasn’t ready just yet, and she knew they had to approach their family with a united front. So, she waited. At 42 years old, she found herself in a RE’s office being diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and a 2% chance of getting pregnant with her own eggs. Join us to hear how she never lost hope, despite her grim diagnosis and multiple miscarriages.
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