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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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Secondary Unexplained Infertility: Nikki’s Story [SUCCESS]

64: Secondary Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Nikki. Earlier in life, she didn’t think she even wanted to get married, let alone have a family. But all of that changed when she met her husband. After a whirlwind romance, they began trying to conceive and quickly became pregnant with their son. However, when it came time to try for baby #2, she suffered two miscarriages and sought the help of her OB/GYN. She was diagnosed with secondary unexplained infertility, but as a military family, she felt she’d be better off figuring out the answer on her own rather than pursuing a reproductive endocrinologist. Join us to hear how she never lost hope and in fact became more determined than ever after hearing her diagnosis.
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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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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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BONUS 85: Emotional Aftermath of Miscarriage & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

BONUS 85: Emotional Aftermath of Miscarriage & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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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…)

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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DOR & Endometriosis: Tiffany’s Story [SUCCESS]

49: DOR & Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Tiffany. She began her infertility journey like a lot of women — doing IUIs through her OB. When she finally moved to a RE, it was time to try IVF. Because she once got pregnant on her own, although she miscarried at 10 weeks, her RE felt certain she would be successful with IVF. Like so many of our stories, not everything was what it seemed. Join us to hear how she found success after opening her heart and mind to other options.
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Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Kate’s Story [SUCCESS]

48: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Kate. She is a former model who ended up giving up her career in order to conceive a child. Knowing her lack of periods would one day impact her ability to have a baby, she preemptively began seeing a reproductive endocrinologist even before she became engaged. Once she and her husband were married, they headed back to the RE and tried timed intercourse, IUI, and eventually IVF. Join us to hear how, after two miscarriages, they decided to give it one last try with a frozen embryo transfer.
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Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility: Ashley’s Story [SUCCESS]

46: Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Ashley. Because she quickly became pregnant with her first child, she didn’t expect to struggle with infertility. Although she had known about her endometriosis diagnosis since she was a teenager, she and her husband were shocked to learn they both had a myriad of issues, including PCOS, the MTHFR gene mutation, a blood clotting disorder, low sperm count, and more. Join us to hear how, following multiple miscarriages and the loss of one tube, she finally found success.
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Uterine Septum: Bethany’s Story [SUCCESS]

45: Uterine Septum [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Bethany. Like Heather’s journey, she’s been through just about everything. First and second trimester losses. Devastating diagnoses. At one point, she was even told to consider surrogacy. Let’s listen to how, just as she was beginning to come to terms with living a child-free life, the unexpected happened.
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