Thyroid Issues

Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

79: Unexplained Infertility [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey update is from a woman named Stephanie, who you might remember from Episode 36. She and her husband are an adventurous couple who met in college. In fact, they spent their honeymoon at a Mount Everest base camp. After trying on their own for a year, they started down the long road of infertility, which for them meant three REs in three different states, about a half dozen IUIs, three retrieval cycles, and five transfers. Join us to hear how Stephanie learned how to advocate herself and ultimately became pregnant with her daughter.
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Uterine Septum: Paige’s Story [SUCCESS]

71: Uterine Septum [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Paige. She knew she wanted to be a mother ever since she was in daycare as a child, but she and her husband chose to wait to start their family until they were financially ready. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. Soon she found herself undergoing testing with her GYN, all of which looked normal for both her and her husband, so they were sent on to a RE. Join us to hear how she went from a whirlwind first appointment to eventually being told she might die and never meet her son.
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Ovulation Disorder: Rebecca’s Story [SUCCESS]

67: Ovulation Disorder [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Rebecca. She’s a nurse practitioner with a history of thyroid cancer, but when she and her husband started trying to conceive, she was surprised to learn she also had an ovulation disorder, elevated natural killer cells, possible endometriosis, and egg quality issues. When finally faced with IVF, she assumed it would work on the first try, and her world came crashing down when that didn’t happen. Join us to hear to how her journey and resources like this podcast transformed her into a self-advocate, which ultimately led to her success.
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Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & Low Morphology: Lara’s Story [JOURNEY UPDATE]

61: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & Low Morphology [JOURNEY UPDATE]

Today’s Guest:

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

56: Secondary Infertility & DOR [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

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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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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BONUS 51: Thyroid Disorders & Infertility

BONUS 51: Thyroid Disorders & Infertility

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…)

Diminished Ovarian Reserve & MTHFR: Sarah’s Story

36: Diminished Ovarian Reserve & MTHFR

Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Sarah, whose diagnoses include diminished ovarian reserve and the MTHFR gene mutation. She began trying in 2013, and after a year with no success, went to the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Her tests showed high FSH and low AMH levels, along with the MTHFR issue. There were still no real answers for the repeated chemical pregnancies she experienced.

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