Male Factor Infertility: Sara’s Story [SUCCESS]

93: Male Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Sara. Reflecting upon her life before infertility, she notes feeling very stressed at the time, of course not knowing how much more complicated life was going to become. She always knew she wanted to be a mom, which resulted in babysitting at an extremely young age and playing with dolls much longer than most. A year before she and her husband officially started trying to conceive, she went off the pill and started religiously tracking her cycles with the help of a naturopath. Eventually, they ended up at a fertility clinic with a male factor diagnosis. Join us to hear how they went through 9 rounds of IUI to conceive their son and even IVF failed them when it came to baby No. 2.
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BONUS 121: Fertility Fueling Diet

BONUS 121: Fertility Fueling Diet

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guests are registered dietitian nutritionists Elizabeth Shaw and Sara Haas.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Nadine’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

92: Dual Factor Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Nadine, who you might remember from Episode 81. When we last spoke, she was just about to transfer a frozen embryo. Since then, she did that frozen transfer, which unfortunately failed. During the following cycle, her RE ran an Endometrial Receptivity Array, and she sought the opinion of a specialist in Boston about Asherman’s Syndrome to get his opinion on whether or not she should pursue surrogacy. She also recently completed another frozen embryo transfer. Join us to hear the latest in Nadine’s journey and what’s coming up next.
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BONUS 120: The Cade Foundation

BONUS 120: The Cade Foundation

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Camille Hammond, co-founder of the Cade Foundation and author of The Guud Book (Kindle version is free through Saturday, September 16!).
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Dual Factor Infertility: Jane’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

91: Dual Factor Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Jane, who you might remember from Episode 80. When we last spoke, she had just completed a successful IVF cycle, which unfortunately ended in a chemical pregnancy. Since then, she’s had a pelvic MRI, hysteroscopy, a second opinion, and an appointment with a reproductive immunologist, all of which resulted in a host of additional diagnoses. She also recently completed another retrieval cycle and is awaiting PGS testing results. Join us to hear the latest in Jane’s journey and what’s coming up next.
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BONUS 119: How to Cope with Infertility Survivor’s Guilt

BONUS 119: How to Cope with Infertility Survivor's Guilt

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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Living Child-Free After DOR: Ariane’s Story [SUCCESS]

90: Living Child-Free After DOR [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Ariane. Before infertility, she was an achiever who was always giving 110%, but empathy wasn’t one of her strengths. She married her husband at a young age, and they’ve now been married for 11 years. They have a playful relationship and support each other’s individual growth and passions. They started trying to conceive in the spring of 2014 and got pregnant relatively quickly but miscarried at 6 weeks. About 15 months later, a week before they planned to undergo fertility testing with her OB, they learned they were pregnant again, which unfortunately also ended in a miscarriage. Join us to hear how a shocking diagnosis led to the recommendation to pursue donor egg IVF, how her empathy for others grew immensely, and how they ultimately decided to remain child-free.
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BONUS 118: Options Following a Miscarriage

BONUS 118: Options Following a Miscarriage

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…)

Unexplained Infertility: Sam’s Story [SUCCESS]

89: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Sam. She’s a 33-year-old self-employed attorney who met her now husband on a blind date. Today, they both work hard but also play hard and enjoy planning trips and traveling together. She always knew she wanted to have her own business and assumed children would be part of her long-term life plan, but originally wasn’t concerned that it might not happen. They didn’t try on their own for too long because her cycles were erratic after coming off of birth control. Although her OB didn’t think she needed to see a reproductive endocrinologist, she scheduled an appointment anyway. Much to her surprise, the RE recommended heading straight into IVF. Join us to hear how her world came crashing down following a successful cycle and how she was able to pick up the pieces four months later.
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BONUS 117: Essential Oils for Fertility 101

BONUS 117: Essential Oils for Fertility 101

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Stephanie Risinger, a holistic wellness advocate and host of the Holistic Fertility and Wellness podcast. We discuss essential oils for fertility.

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