IVF

BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

BONUS 125: Using Eastern Wisdom with Western Science

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guests are the co-authors of Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy Dr. Lora Shahine, a reproductive endocrinologist with Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle, and Stephanie Gianarelli, a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist with Acupuncture Northwest.
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Male Factor Infertility: Adelle’s Story [SUCCESS]

96: Male Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Adelle. She’s a 35-year-old high school teacher who knew from a young age she wanted to have kids and, in fact, planned her entire adult life around them. Her infertility journey spans the better part of a decade and multiple partners. Her ex-husband was a paraplegic and thus in a wheelchair when they met when she was just 20 years old. So, when they were ready to start a family in her mid-twenties, she thought it would be a simple matter of getting his healthy sperm into her. However, with infertility, it’s rarely so simple. Join us to hear how she became pregnant with twins via IUI following two failed IVF cycles with her ex and five IUI cycles and a miscarriage with her current husband.
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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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Dual Factor Infertility: April’s Story [SUCCESS]

94: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named April. Although she always knew she wanted to be a mom, she wasn’t always sure it was going to happen. Her first husband had a lot of medical issues and ultimately passed away. It took her several years and some big life changes to move forward. However, motherhood finally felt like a possibility once she met the man who is now her husband. Although they could have seen someone sooner because she was over 35, they tried on their own for about 10 months before visiting her OB for some initial testing. Join us to hear how her journey takes her from timed intercourse to IUI to IVF and back to IUI again before they found success.
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BONUS 122: Fresh vs. Frozen Transfers

BONUS 122: Fresh vs. Frozen Transfers

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…)

Male Factor Infertility: Sara’s Story [SUCCESS]

93: Male Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Sara. Reflecting upon her life before infertility, she notes feeling very stressed at the time, of course not knowing how much more complicated life was going to become. She always knew she wanted to be a mom, which resulted in babysitting at an extremely young age and playing with dolls much longer than most. A year before she and her husband officially started trying to conceive, she went off the pill and started religiously tracking her cycles with the help of a naturopath. Eventually, they ended up at a fertility clinic with a male factor diagnosis. Join us to hear how they went through 9 rounds of IUI to conceive their son and even IVF failed them when it came to baby No. 2.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Nadine’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

92: Dual Factor Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Nadine, who you might remember from Episode 81. When we last spoke, she was just about to transfer a frozen embryo. Since then, she did that frozen transfer, which unfortunately failed. During the following cycle, her RE ran an Endometrial Receptivity Array, and she sought the opinion of a specialist in Boston about Asherman’s Syndrome to get his opinion on whether or not she should pursue surrogacy. She also recently completed another frozen embryo transfer. Join us to hear the latest in Nadine’s journey and what’s coming up next.
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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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