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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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Unexplained Infertility: Maureen’s Story [SUCCESS]

65: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Maureen. When she was younger, she knew for sure she didn’t want to have kids, but all of that changed when she met her husband. They tried on their own for a long time before finally seeing the writing on the wall that it was time to head to a reproductive endocrinologist for further evaluation. Let’s listen to how she went from being completely emotionally overwhelmed during her first appointment to going all in on understanding her body.
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Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

62: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

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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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Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & Low Morphology: Lara’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

61: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & Low Morphology [JOURNEY UPDATE]

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Today’s journey update is from a woman named Lara, who you might remember from Episodes 18 and 29. Shortly after she and her husband started trying to conceive, she made her way to the doctor because she wasn’t getting a period. Three diagnoses later, including Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and low morphology, they decided to try IUI first since it was covered by insurance, even though their doctor recommended heading straight to IVF. When that didn’t work, they proceeded with a fresh IVF transfer. Join us to hear how she lost hope multiple times during her journey, but came back more hopeful than ever after a break and tackled infertility with everything she had.
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Unexplained Infertility: Audrey’s Story [SUCCESS]

60: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Audrey. At 28 years old, long before she started trying to conceive, she remembers telling her GYN that she thought she’d have trouble. At the time, she wasn’t even sure she wanted to be a mom, or whether she’d be any good at it. Fast forward a decade, she’s now in a job that requires her to travel 46 weeks out of the year, which would make conceiving hard for just about everyone. Join us to hear how she coped with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, educated herself about the journey using this very podcast, and advocated her way to success.
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BONUS 87: Advanced Reproductive Age 101

BONUS 87: Advanced Reproductive Age 101

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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]

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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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PCOS & Factor V: Chelsea’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

57: PCOS & Factor V [JOURNEY UPDATE]

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Today’s journey update is from a woman named Chelsea, who you might remember from Episodes 11 and 24. She always knew she wanted to be a mom and started planning her life with her husband around parenthood from early on in their marriage. Once it became clear they were having trouble conceiving, and following multiple failed Clomid cycles, she started her long path with multiple REs, IUI cycles, and IVF cycles. Join us to hear how she never lost hope, and certainly never lost faith, that she’d one day have a child.
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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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PCOS: Amber’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

54: PCOS [JOURNEY UPDATE]

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Today’s journey update is from a woman named Amber, who you might remember from Episode 23. As a fertility nurse, she knew exactly what to do when she was having trouble conceiving. After easily being diagnosed with PCOS, her path seemed clear. But after multiple failed IUIs and an ectopic pregnancy following IVF, the path became a bit more murky. Join us to hear how she found the strength to continue along her journey after her lowest, darkest moment.
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