PCOS

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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Dual Factor Infertility: Rebecca’s Story [SUCCESS]

51: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rebecca. Although she always assumed she would be a mother, she approached trying to conceive by not taking anything for granted. Once she was faced with the fact that both she and her husband had fertility challenges, she still wasn’t anxious to jump onboard the IVF train because she worried about having leftover embryos. Join us to hear how she eventually found her way to IVF multiple times, had her daughter, and is now pregnant with baby #2.
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PCOS & Endometriosis: Suki’s Story [SUCCESS]

47: PCOS & Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Suki. Like many women with endometriosis, she always suspected conceiving a child would be difficult. So, she went straight to a reproductive endocrinologist after marrying her husband. There she received two additional diagnoses: PCOS and HPV. Following three nearly back-to-back surgeries, she declined to follow her doctor’s treatment recommendations. Join us to hear how she instead set out on a 3-year journey to heal herself through yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility: Ashley’s Story [SUCCESS]

46: Secondary & Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

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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BONUS 39: Ovulatory Disorders 101

BONUS 39: Ovulatory Disorders 101

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…)