IVF

Dual Factor Infertility: Rachel’s Story [SUCCESS]

87: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rachel. She and her husband have been together for the past 15 years and married for the last three. Before infertility, like so many of us, she was a planner and knew exactly how she wanted her life to unfold. Although she always knew she wanted to be a mom, her desire really kicked into high gear when she saw her husband with their nieces and nephews. She used to travel a lot for work, but there came a time when she knew that had to stop and she had to make her fertility a priority. Join us to hear how her journey started with basic testing at her OB’s office and ultimately led to multiple diagnoses for both her and her husband before they eventually found success via IVF.
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BONUS 115: How to Tell Your Child (and Others) How They Came into Your Life

BONUS 115: How to Tell Your Child (and Others) How They Came into Your Life

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…)

High Prolactin: Meg’s Story [SUCCESS]

86: High Prolactin [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Meg. She and her husband, who were married three years ago, both come from big families and hoped to conceive a honeymoon baby. Before infertility, she worked practically around the clock but loved work and her life in general. However, once they actively started trying, she found herself consumed by infertility and all the negative emotions it evokes. Once she was diagnosed with high prolactin levels, she was optimistic because the problem is so easily fixable. But alas, it wasn’t that simple. Join us to hear how her journey led her to try timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF before ultimately conceiving her son.
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BONUS 114: Next Steps After a Failed Cycle

BONUS 114: Next Steps After a Failed Cycle

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…)

BONUS 113: How to Naturally Prepare for an IVF Cycle

BONUS 113: How to Naturally Prepare for an IVF Cycle

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Heidi Brockmyre. A licensed acupuncturist based in San Diego, she uses holistic medicines to improve the well-being of women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are in postpartum recovery. We discuss how to naturally prepare for an IVF cycle.

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Ovarian Dysfunction: Rachel’s Story [SUCCESS]

84: Ovarian Dysfunction [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rachel. Before infertility, she was always adventurous, driven, and spontaneous — definitely not a planner. Although she and her now husband went to the same high school, they didn’t start dating until later in life and got married when she was 35. Her mother having her under challenging circumstances impacted her view of motherhood, but she always assumed she’d one day be a mother and started trying to conceive on her wedding night. Join us to hear how she eventually went through multiple IUIs and one round of IVF before ultimately finding success with donor eggs.
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Surrogacy: Susi’s Story [SUCCESS]

83: Surrogacy [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Susi. Her story is very different than most in that she first experienced her own infertility and then became a gestational carrier. About eight years ago, her then husband was diagnosed with male factor infertility and given a grim prognosis. However, they were successfully able to conceive two children after a strong course of antibiotics for a testicular infection. Fast forward several years, she heard about a couple in need of a gestational carrier and volunteered. Join us to hear how they went through three failed cycles before eventually switching to a natural IVF protocol.
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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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Dual Factor Infertility: Diana’s Story [SUCCESS]

82: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Diana. After meeting at work, she and her now husband quickly became friends, although they didn’t start dating until about a year later. Today, they complement each other very well and can still spend hours together just talking. When she was younger, Diana took for granted the fact that motherhood would just happen when she wanted it, although once she and her husband started trying, she had a feeling it would be a difficult road. Unfortunately, she was right. When her period never returned after stopping birth control, she headed to her OB for basic testing. Join us to hear how both she and her husband ended up being diagnosed with infertility and they were advised to head straight to IVF.
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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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