Surrogacy: Susi’s Story [SUCCESS]

83: Surrogacy [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Susi. Her story is very different than most in that she first experienced her own infertility and then became a gestational carrier. About eight years ago, her then husband was diagnosed with male factor infertility and given a grim prognosis. However, they were successfully able to conceive two children after a strong course of antibiotics for a testicular infection. Fast forward several years, she heard about a couple in need of a gestational carrier and volunteered. Join us to hear how they went through three failed cycles before eventually switching to a natural IVF protocol.
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BONUS 111: AMA with Heather (Part 3)

BONUS 111: AMA with Heather (Part 3)

Today’s Guest:

This is the third episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more. (Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 2.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Diana’s Story [SUCCESS]

82: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Diana. After meeting at work, she and her now husband quickly became friends, although they didn’t start dating until about a year later. Today, they complement each other very well and can still spend hours together just talking. When she was younger, Diana took for granted the fact that motherhood would just happen when she wanted it, although once she and her husband started trying, she had a feeling it would be a difficult road. Unfortunately, she was right. When her period never returned after stopping birth control, she headed to her OB for basic testing. Join us to hear how both she and her husband ended up being diagnosed with infertility and they were advised to head straight to IVF.
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BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

Today’s Guest:

This is the second episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Uterine Abnormalities: Nadine’s Story [JOURNEY]

81: Uterine Abnormalities [JOURNEY STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey story is about a woman named Nadine. She and her husband are very social people who enjoy spending a lot of time together. They are very close and loving toward each other with an extremely strong bond. Although she always assumed she’d be a mom, her desire became overwhelming about a year ago when they adopted a puppy, whom she loves very deeply. Her journey has been a rocky one to say the least, including multiple miscarriages, REs, IUIs, and egg retrievals. Join us to hear where she’s been so far and what’s coming up next in her journey.
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BONUS 109: AMA with Heather (Part 1)

Today’s Guest:

This is the first episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 2 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Jane’s Story [JOURNEY]

80: Dual Factor Infertility [JOURNEY STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey story is about a woman named Jane. Although she’s always known she wanted to be a mom, she didn’t meet her husband until later in life. They were married last August when she was 35 and he was 38. As a couple, they both consider themselves foodies and like taking adventurous trips together. Like so many listeners, Jane is a proactive Type-A personality who saw her OB for basic testing after only 5 months of actively trying to conceive. At that point, both she and her husband received infertility diagnoses. Join us to hear how she jumped straight into IVF and what’s coming up next in her journey.
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BONUS 108: Fertility Benefits at Work: Square

BONUS 108: Fertility Benefits at Work: Square

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Medha Rishi, head of global benefits and global mobility at Square. As part of our series highlighting great places to work for employees battling infertility, we discuss the fertility benefits at Square, how to score a job there, and more.

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Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

79: Unexplained Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Stephanie, who you might remember from Episode 36. She and her husband are an adventurous couple who met in college. In fact, they spent their honeymoon at a Mount Everest base camp. After trying on their own for a year, they started down the long road of infertility, which for them meant three REs in three different states, about a half dozen IUIs, three retrieval cycles, and five transfers. Join us to hear how Stephanie learned how to advocate herself and ultimately became pregnant with her daughter.
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BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

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…)