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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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Asherman’s Syndrome: Rachel’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

66: Asherman's Syndrome [JOURNEY UPDATE]

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Today’s journey update is from a woman named Rachel, who you might remember from Episodes 5 and 26. Although she always knew she wanted to be a mom, she didn’t start trying to conceive until later in life — and she wonders if she would have struggled less had she tried earlier. Much to her surprise, at first, she had no difficulty becoming pregnant, but she kept miscarrying. However, after a D&C, her period didn’t return, thus starting a long road battling Asherman’s Syndrome. Let’s listen to how one of her miscarriages actually turned around her whole outlook about her infertility journey — and she turned her struggles and triumph into two popular books.
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BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You’ve Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

BONUS 94: Therapy vs. Coaching When You've Received a Devastating Infertility Diagnosis

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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…)

BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

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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…)

Tubal Factor Infertility: Kalea’s Story [SUCCESS]

63: Tubal Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Kalea. She always knew she wanted kids and even chose jobs throughout her career related to babies and pregnancy. After being told by her RE that both of her tubes were blocked, and one was even closed on both ends, she decided to remove both tubes to improve her IVF chances. Join us to hear how she felt so hopeless after her first failed IVF cycle, but with time and support came back stronger than ever.
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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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BONUS 89: Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

BONUS 89: Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

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Today’s guest is Jake Anderson, co-founder of FertilityIQ. We discuss his latest research about the role of your RE and patient education when deciding how many embryos to transfer.

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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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Same Sex Couple with Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Laura’s Story [SUCCESS]

59: Same Sex Couple with Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Laura. She and her wife always knew they’d need help building their family, but she was surprised to learn she had severe diminished ovarian reserve at just 28 years old. As a result, she was told if she wanted to use her own eggs, she needed to move forward now, even though she wasn’t ready. Join us to hear how she and her wife navigated the world of fertility treatments as a same sex couple — and the advice she has for others in the same situation.
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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…)