IUI

BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

Today’s Guest:

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. (more…)

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Priscilla’s Story [SUCCESS]

77: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Priscilla. When she was younger, her image was very important to her, and over-exercising and under-eating eventually stopped her period. Even though she of course knew she didn’t have a period, she was in denial about the potential impact that might have on her fertility. Once she finally saw a doctor, she was labeled as unexplained, but years into her journey, she diagnosed herself with hypothalamic amenorrhea. Join us to hear what she describes as her recovery from HA and what ultimately led to her success twice over.
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Empty Follicle Syndrome: Soleine’s Story [SUCCESS]

76: Empty Follicle Syndrome [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Soleine. Before infertility, she was a happy person who was fortunate in many ways. Her husband often jokes that, before infertility, there was a side of her personality he had never seen — a sad side. As someone with a big family that includes 56 first cousins, she always knew she wanted kids. However, because her mother had secondary infertility, she wondered if it would be a struggle for her. Let’s listen to how her journey spanned multiple continents, a rare diagnosis, timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF before she ultimately became pregnant on her own.
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Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Ariella’s Story [SUCCESS]

74: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Ariella. For many years when she was younger, and in some respects still today, she struggled with an eating disorder and poor nutrition. She didn’t want kids until she met her husband. They married after being in a long-distance relationship for a year. Because she hadn’t had a period since she was 18, she knew she’d have trouble conceiving and sought the help of an OB pretty early on. Join us to hear how Ariella eventually got a period and became pregnant via IUI.
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Detours by Sue Johnston [AUTHOR]

BONUS 100: Detours by Sue Johnston [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Sue Johnston, the author of Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility. Sue and Heather discuss her infertility journey, her book, and the importance of hope. You can find Detours for sale today on Amazon and other retailers.

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BONUS 97: Navigating Infertility as a Member of the LGBT Community

BONUS 97: Navigating Infertility as a Member of the LGBT Community

Today’s Guest:

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. (more…)

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]

Today’s Guest:

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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BONUS 96: Fertility Options for the LGBT Community

BONUS 96: Fertility Options for the LGBT Community

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…)

Ovulation Disorder: Rebecca’s Story [SUCCESS]

67: Ovulation Disorder [SUCCESS]

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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