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…)

Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

78: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She and her husband have been together just short of forever, as they met in chemistry class way back in high school. After she felt something might be wrong, she underwent some basic testing with her OB, who diagnosed her with unexplained infertility. Just a few short weeks later, she found out she was pregnant. Unfortunately, that pregnancy tragically was an ectopic and lost a few weeks later. Join us to hear how she became healthier, learned a lot about her body, and finally became pregnant again with a holistic approach.
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BONUS 106: Tubal Factor Infertility 101

BONUS 106: Tubal Factor Infertility 101

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…)

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Priscilla’s Story [SUCCESS]

77: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Priscilla. When she was younger, her image was very important to her, and over-exercising and under-eating eventually stopped her period. Even though she of course knew she didn’t have a period, she was in denial about the potential impact that might have on her fertility. Once she finally saw a doctor, she was labeled as unexplained, but years into her journey, she diagnosed herself with hypothalamic amenorrhea. Join us to hear what she describes as her recovery from HA and what ultimately led to her success twice over.
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BONUS 105: VEGAS BABY Documentary

BONUS 105: VEGAS BABY Documentary

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Amanda Micheli. She is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and the director of VEGAS BABY, a documentary that follows aspiring parents on the gamble of infertility and shows the emotional, physical and financial toll it takes. As of this recording, the film is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play; it will broadcast on PBS on June 27; and will become available on Netflix around July 4. We discuss her personal infertility story, the VEGAS BABY film, and so much more.

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Empty Follicle Syndrome: Soleine’s Story [SUCCESS]

76: Empty Follicle Syndrome [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Soleine. Before infertility, she was a happy person who was fortunate in many ways. Her husband often jokes that, before infertility, there was a side of her personality he had never seen — a sad side. As someone with a big family that includes 56 first cousins, she always knew she wanted kids. However, because her mother had secondary infertility, she wondered if it would be a struggle for her. Let’s listen to how her journey spanned multiple continents, a rare diagnosis, timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF before she ultimately became pregnant on her own.
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BONUS 104: Fertility Benefits at Work: Gusto

BONUS 104: Fertility Benefits at Work: Gusto

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Katie Evans-Reber, Head of HR at Gusto. As part of a new series highlighting great places to work for employees battling infertility, we discuss the fertility benefits at Gusto, how to score a job there, and more.

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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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