PCOS

BONUS 130: Elective Fertility Preservation & Oncofertility

BONUS 130: Elective Fertility Preservation & Oncofertility

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…)

PCOS & MTHFR: Molly’s Story [SUCCESS]

101: PCOS & MTHFR [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Molly. She’s a 32-year-old secondary school teacher who loves to run, swim, read, sew, and travel. She met her husband in grad school back in 2009, and although they are very much opposites, it works well for their relationship. She was diagnosed with PCOS by her OB very early on in her journey, which led her to putting things on hold and focusing on her health. Join us to hear how she stayed positive and hopeful throughout timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF cycles, as well as multiple miscarriages, before finally becoming pregnant with her twins.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Charlotte’s Story [SUCCESS]

98: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Charlotte. She’s a 34-year-old medical librarian, and her husband works in higher education, as well. As early as third grade, she wanted to be a mother when she grew up. After only three months of dating, her husband proposed and they were married a year later. He’s always had severe chronic illnesses, so even before infertility, they had been through a lot together and she questioned whether her dream of becoming a mother would be possible. Let’s listen to how they opted to use donor sperm after considering adoption and found success with IVF.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Aimee’s Story [SUCCESS]

97: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Aimee. She’s a 30-year-old fraud investigator at a big insurance company. She met her husband in college and now they work for the same company, which works out well for both of them because they are best friends and enjoy being partners in all aspects of life. Both she and her husband received infertility diagnoses back when they were in high school, so they knew they might have a long road ahead of them. Join us to hear how they went straight to IVF with ICSI and found success with only a couple viable sperm.
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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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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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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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PCOS: Abbey’s Story [SUCCESS]

75: PCOS [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Abbey. Her journey is slightly different than many of the women I talk to because she was diagnosed with PCOS when she was 15 and therefore knew getting pregnant might be difficult. However, after making an appointment with her doctor because she felt a bit off, she and her husband learned that she was not only unexpectedly pregnant, but also carrying twins. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter they learned the twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, and she eventually lost them around 12 weeks. Join us to hear how she grieved by throwing herself into life and ultimately became pregnant again via a very simple fix.
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PCOS & Factor V: Chelsea’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

57: PCOS & Factor V [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

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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PCOS: Amber’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

54: PCOS [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

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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