Endometriosis

I’m Stronger Than Infertility, and It Will Not Silence Me

I'm Stronger Than Infertility, and It Will Not Silence Me

Today I am dedicating my blog to National Infertility Awareness Week and to the launch of Justine Brooks Froelker’s latest book The Mother of Second Chances, based on her blog Ever Upward, releasing on April 17th. (Check out my interview with Justine here! She’ll also be back on the show again soon.) (more…)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Desiree’s Story [SUCCESS]

68: Antiphospholipid Syndrome [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Desiree. Before infertility, she was carefree and relaxed, but of course infertility changed that. Because she and her husband were high school sweethearts and had been together for 7 years before they got married, they were used to being just the two of them, so she wasn’t sure at first she wanted to have kids. But as soon as having kids wasn’t an option, it was all she wanted. Let’s listen to how her journey spanned 3 different doctors, multiple states, and even more extended breaks before she finally became pregnant with twins.
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Ovulation Disorder: Rebecca’s Story [SUCCESS]

67: Ovulation Disorder [SUCCESS]

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Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rebecca. She’s a nurse practitioner with a history of thyroid cancer, but when she and her husband started trying to conceive, she was surprised to learn she also had an ovulation disorder, elevated natural killer cells, possible endometriosis, and egg quality issues. When finally faced with IVF, she assumed it would work on the first try, and her world came crashing down when that didn’t happen. Join us to hear to how her journey and resources like this podcast transformed her into a self-advocate, which ultimately led to her success.
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DOR & Endometriosis: Tiffany’s Story [SUCCESS]

49: DOR & Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Tiffany. She began her infertility journey like a lot of women — doing IUIs through her OB. When she finally moved to a RE, it was time to try IVF. Because she once got pregnant on her own, although she miscarried at 10 weeks, her RE felt certain she would be successful with IVF. Like so many of our stories, not everything was what it seemed. Join us to hear how she found success after opening her heart and mind to other options.
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PCOS & Endometriosis: Suki’s Story [SUCCESS]

47: PCOS & Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Suki. Like many women with endometriosis, she always suspected conceiving a child would be difficult. So, she went straight to a reproductive endocrinologist after marrying her husband. There she received two additional diagnoses: PCOS and HPV. Following three nearly back-to-back surgeries, she declined to follow her doctor’s treatment recommendations. Join us to hear how she instead set out on a 3-year journey to heal herself through yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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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 Guest:

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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Uterine Septum: Bethany’s Story [SUCCESS]

45: Uterine Septum [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Bethany. Like Heather’s journey, she’s been through just about everything. First and second trimester losses. Devastating diagnoses. At one point, she was even told to consider surrogacy. Let’s listen to how, just as she was beginning to come to terms with living a child-free life, the unexpected happened.
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Endometriosis: Becky’s Story [SUCCESS]

44: Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Becky. Like most women with endometriosis, she always suspected she was going to have trouble conceiving. However, when her RE brought up IVF at the very first appointment, she just wasn’t ready. Join us to hear how she worked her way through lower intervention treatments first before eventually finding hope via IVF.
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Endometriosis: Lauren’s Story [SUCCESS]

41: Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Lauren. She spends her days surrounded by children at work and always suspected she had endometriosis, but her first RE insisted she didn’t. Let’s listen to how she went from initially resisting the IVF path to ultimately agreeing it was the right approach.
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Endometriosis: Kimberly’s Story [SUCCESS]

39: Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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As you might have noticed, there hasn’t been a Monday episode for quite a while. If you haven’t listened yet to episode 38, you might not know why. Heather’s IVF miracle was born via emergency c-section in the middle of the night 6 weeks early. Since then, it’s been a long struggle to find enough balance to be able to conduct these interviews properly.

This is the first episode of our new interview format. Each Monday will feature a success story, a journey story, or journey updates. Regardless of the interview type, the goal is to focus more on the story behind what makes the guest the person they are today.

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kimberly. She has a huge drive to succeed, thanks to her background as a dance teacher. Kimberly always knew she wanted to be a mother, but also suspected she had endometriosis. She was familiar with the disease because of the way her mother suffered with it. Kimberly also experienced a lot of pain with her periods, frequent headaches, and anxiety. Let’s hear more of Kimberly’s story!
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