Autoimmune Disease

Dual Factor Infertility: Charlotte’s Story [SUCCESS]

98: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Charlotte. She’s a 34-year-old medical librarian, and her husband works in higher education, as well. As early as third grade, she wanted to be a mother when she grew up. After only three months of dating, her husband proposed and they were married a year later. He’s always had severe chronic illnesses, so even before infertility, they had been through a lot together and she questioned whether her dream of becoming a mother would be possible. Let’s listen to how they opted to use donor sperm after considering adoption and found success with IVF.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Alecia’s Story [SUCCESS]

85: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Alecia. She and her husband were college sweethearts. Today, they love to go on adventures together, including hiking, backpacking, and camping. The first year of their marriage was a difficult one, as she battled an autoimmune disease that nearly took her life. Once that was under control, she headed straight to the RE upon the advice of her family. Join us to hear how both she and her husband ended up receiving infertility diagnoses and they ultimately found success via IUI.
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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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Low AMH: Jennifer’s Story [SUCCESS]

43: Low AMH [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Jennifer. Because she has an autoimmune disease, she always suspected she was going to have trouble conceiving. However, to this day, she has not received an official diagnosis. Despite being told she had low AMH, her doctors never went as far as calling it diminished ovarian reserve. Let’s listen to how, through loss and four IVF cycles, she sought second opinions and advocated her way to success.
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BONUS 48: Autoimmune Disease & Infertility

BONUS 48: Autoimmune Disease & Infertility

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…)

Autoimmune Disease & MTHFR: Aimee’s Story

Autoimmune Disease & MTHFR

Today’s Guest:

Today I’m talking to Aimee about her successes and failures in her struggle to BEAT INFERTILITY. Aimee is 12 weeks along in her eighth pregnancy after enduring seven miscarriages, none of which were more than seven weeks along. Aimee’s anxiety has shifted from, “When will I GET pregnant?” to “Am I going to STAY pregnant?” (more…)