Dual Infertility

BONUS 95: Shipping Frozen Eggs, Embryos & Sperm

BONUS 95: Shipping Frozen Eggs, Embryos & Sperm

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Today’s guest is Shannon Curiel, Director of Sales of Reproductive Medicine at Cryoport. We discuss everything you need to know about shipping frozen embryos, eggs, and sperm.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Meg’s Story [SUCCESS]

55: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Meg. She didn’t know for sure she wanted to be a mom until she was 30 and suddenly felt tremendous pressure to move forward with that dream as quickly as possible. After only a couple months of trying to conceive, she had a feeling something was wrong and underwent testing with her GYN. Turns out she was in premature ovarian failure and her husband had low morphology. Join us to hear how she educated herself and advocated her way to success.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Janelle’s Story [SUCCESS]

52: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Janelle. After trying to conceive for a year, she attended her first RE appointment alone and was overwhelmed by an immediate tubal factor diagnosis. And the bad news didn’t end there. A short time later, her husband was diagnosed with a pretty severe case of male factor infertility, and they were sent straight to IVF. Join us to hear how they found success anyway — and even have two healthy embryos remaining.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Rebecca’s Story [SUCCESS]

51: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Rebecca. Although she always assumed she would be a mother, she approached trying to conceive by not taking anything for granted. Once she was faced with the fact that both she and her husband had fertility challenges, she still wasn’t anxious to jump onboard the IVF train because she worried about having leftover embryos. Join us to hear how she eventually found her way to IVF multiple times, had her daughter, and is now pregnant with baby #2.
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Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility: Ashley’s Story [SUCCESS]

46: Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Ashley. Because she quickly became pregnant with her first child, she didn’t expect to struggle with infertility. Although she had known about her endometriosis diagnosis since she was a teenager, she and her husband were shocked to learn they both had a myriad of issues, including PCOS, the MTHFR gene mutation, a blood clotting disorder, low sperm count, and more. Join us to hear how, following multiple miscarriages and the loss of one tube, she finally found success.
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BONUS 71: The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs [AUTHOR]

BONUS 71: The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]

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Today’s guest is Belle Boggs, the author of The Art of Waiting. Belle and Heather discuss her infertility journey, her book, and what it’s like to be an infertility advocate. You can find The Art of Waiting for sale today on Amazon and other retailers.

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

31: Diminished Ovarian Reserve & Male Factor Infertility

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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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BONUS 28: Men: How to Manage Your Emotions While Supporting Your Partner

BONUS 28: Men: How to Manage Your Emotions While Supporting Your Partner

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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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High Prolactin: Melissa’s Story

21: High Prolactin

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Our success story today is Melissa. She began trying to get pregnant in August 2010, around her 30th birthday. After a year or so, she sought treatment at a fertility clinic, and her diagnosis fluctuated between PCOS and unexplained infertility. She tried Clomid and several cycles of IUI and IVF before changing clinics and receiving a subsequent diagnosis of high prolactin.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Katie’s Story

17: Dual Factor Infertility

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Our success story today is Katie. She has battled dual factor infertility with her husband’s low morphology and her endometriosis, fibroids, and short luteal phase. After discovering one problem after another in her struggle to have a child, Katie advises to anyone in her position: “Run to an RE, and don’t rely on your gynecologist. [GYN’s] know women’s health, but not infertility.” (more…)