Secondary Infertility

I’m Stronger Than Infertility, and It Will Not Silence Me

I'm Stronger Than Infertility, and It Will Not Silence Me

Today I am dedicating my blog to National Infertility Awareness Week and to the launch of Justine Brooks Froelker’s latest book The Mother of Second Chances, based on her blog Ever Upward, releasing on April 17th. (Check out my interview with Justine here! She’ll also be back on the show again soon.) (more…)

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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Secondary Infertility & DOR: Debbie’s Story [SUCCESS]

56: Secondary Infertility & DOR [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Debbie. At a fairly standard GYN appointment a couple years after her son was born, she discovered she was suddenly in menopause. That moment began a journey that spanned 9 REs — all telling her she’d never have another child. So she dove head first into researching donor eggs and adoption. Join us to hear how she uncovered the power of acupuncture and a hopeful mindset to become pregnant on her own after a half-dozen infertility diagnoses.
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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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BONUS 57: Secondary Infertility 101

BONUS 57: Secondary Infertility 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…)

Secondary Infertility & PCOS: Natalia’s Story

30: Secondary Infertility & PCOS

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Our success story today is Natalia, who experienced secondary infertility. Natalia has two daughters, ages 10 and 11, from a previous marriage, and had no reason to suspect infertility when she and her husband married in 2011. From that time until the present, Natalia has gone through several miscarriages, irregular ovulation, many timed intercourse cycles, and two major foot surgeries. During some of this time, her husband was deployed with the military overseas. To top it off, Natalia’s RE retired at the end of 2014!

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Secondary Infertility: Jen’s Story

23: Secondary Infertility

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Our success story today is Jen, who has PCOS, but identifies more with the diagnosis of secondary infertility. She conceived her first son with relatively little intervention but then faced many challenges as she tried for a second child. “When you have a successful pregnancy, then you automatically assume it’s going to happen again.”

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Dual Factor Infertility: Lisa’s Story

07: Dual Factor Infertility

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Today’s success story is from Lisa, who first visited her fertility clinic in January 2013. She and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for several months without success. Since Lisa works as a librarian, she turned to “all the the right books” about pregnancy, charting cycles, and ovulation.
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Male Factor Infertility: Steph’s Story

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My guest today is Steph. She and her husband battled male factor infertility before their daughter was born. They faced the struggles common to those seeking to BEAT INFERTILITY. (more…)