Advanced Reproductive Age

Ovarian Dysfunction: Rachel’s Story [SUCCESS]

84: Ovarian Dysfunction [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rachel. Before infertility, she was always adventurous, driven, and spontaneous — definitely not a planner. Although she and her now husband went to the same high school, they didn’t start dating until later in life and got married when she was 35. Her mother having her under challenging circumstances impacted her view of motherhood, but she always assumed she’d one day be a mother and started trying to conceive on her wedding night. Join us to hear how she eventually went through multiple IUIs and one round of IVF before ultimately finding success with donor eggs.
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Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

62: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

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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BONUS 88: The Emotional Impact of Advanced Reproductive Age

BONUS 88: The Emotional Impact of Advanced Reproductive Age

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…)

BONUS 87: Advanced Reproductive Age 101

BONUS 87: Advanced Reproductive Age 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…)

Unexplained Infertility: Claire’s Story [SUCCESS]

58: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Claire. She didn’t meet her husband until she was 38 years old, and didn’t begin treatments until she was 41. Although she now suspects diminished ovarian reserve, her official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. Due to her age, she went straight to IVF, but after 3 failed cycles, she decided to give IUI a try. Unfortunately, those didn’t work either. Join us to hear how she eventually turned to donor eggs after initially rejecting the option altogether.
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Unexplained Infertility & Fertilization Issues: Lindsey’s Story

35: Unexplained Infertility & Fertilization Issues

Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Lindsey, who has unexplained infertility. Lindsey and her husband were married in 2011 and began trying soon after that. When Lindsey went off birth control, she saw a naturopath to find out what natural approaches she could take to improve fertility and prepare her body for pregnancy.

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Diminished Ovarian Reserve & Male Factor Infertility: Jessica’s Story

31: Diminished Ovarian Reserve & Male Factor Infertility

Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Jessicawho never thought she wanted to have kids. She and her husband dated for several years before marrying in their 30’s. After trying for awhile, they saw an RE and had tests done. Jessica was caught completely off-guard and floored when the RE recommended donor eggs and donor sperm almost immediately. Luckily, her husband was able to make some lifestyle changes that improved his numbers.

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Unexplained Infertility & AMA: Julie’s Story

13: Unexplained Infertility & AMA

Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Julie. She didn’t begin trying to get pregnant until age 36, and then endured five years of infertility. Her story includes an unexplained infertility diagnosis, a thyroid issue, and three IVF cycles. She even tried “the full gamut of bizarre, alternative treatments.”

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Pituitary Tumor: Dawn’s Story

11: Pituitary Tumor

Today’s Guest:

My guest today is Dawn, who is currently 16 weeks pregnant with her daughter, following a miscarriage and several IUI/IVF cycles. The two major factors in Dawn’s story are a pituitary tumor that was removed and her advanced maternal age (41). 

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Uterine Septum: Jaree’s Story

09: Uterine Septum

Today’s Guest:

My guest today is Jaree. She started trying to get pregnant in 2008 and knew immediately that something was wrong. Upon visiting her doctor, she was given a “myriad of old wives’ tales” explaining away her inability to conceive.

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