Endometriosis

BONUS 130: Elective Fertility Preservation & Oncofertility

BONUS 130: Elective Fertility Preservation & Oncofertility

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…)

Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis: Kally’s Story [SUCCESS]

99: Secondary Infertility & Endometriosis [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kally. She’s a 35-year-old digital graphic designer who loves to bake. She met her husband through one of her best friends, and now they are coming up on their 10-year anniversary. Although she was able to get pregnant with her first child relatively easily, it just wasn’t happening when they started trying for their second. After developing a strong relationship and routine with an acupuncturist for about 9 months, they headed off to a reproductive endocrinologist who ultimately diagnosed her with endometriosis. Join us to hear how she fell into a pit of despair following two miscarriages, and they eventually became pregnant on their own after several IUI cycles.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Tedi’s Story [SUCCESS]

95: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Tedi. She’s 31 years old and met her husband on a blind date. Before infertility, she describes herself as uptight and, frankly, quite angry. She even goes as far as to say her long infertility journey made her forget the reason she even wanted to be a mom. Before she got married, she had a feeling they would have trouble conceiving, and this suspicion was confirmed after a year of trying on their own. Join us to hear how her journey spanned the better part of a decade and included both IUI and IVF before they ultimately became pregnant on their own.
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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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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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Unicornuate Uterus & Endometriosis: Flannery’s Story [SUCCESS]

88: Unicornuate Uterus & Endometriosis [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Flannery. Before infertility, she describes herself as independent, adventurous, and optimistic. However, over the years, she became more of a planner and worrier. She and her now husband met in 2011 and were married a couple years later. They are both introverts who are best friends and just enjoy spending time together. She was diagnosed with a uterine abnormality in 2014 — before they even started trying to conceive, so her journey is a bit different than most. Join us to hear how they pulled out all the stops during their first IVF cycle and what her preterm delivery means for the future of their family.
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BONUS 111: AMA with Heather (Part 3)

BONUS 111: AMA with Heather (Part 3)

Today’s Guest:

This is the third episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more. (Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 2.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

Today’s Guest:

This is the second episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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BONUS 109: AMA with Heather (Part 1)

Today’s Guest:

This is the first episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 2 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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