Beat Infertility — a podcast where we get real about infertility, empower you to take back control, and provide you with hope for the future — started as a hobby. Although I knew this resource was sorely needed, I had no idea it would become a movement.
After battling infertility myself for 4 years — including multiple diagnoses, 7 IVF transfers, 4 miscarriages and stillborn twins — I woke up one morning in May 2015 after another failed cycle and said enough was enough. I was no longer going to let infertility beat me.
I launched the podcast and private Facebook support group a month later. I thought if I could help just one other person, I would consider the whole thing a success. Little did I know I was going to bring renewed hope to thousands of women and create lifelong friendships among people who truly amaze me every single day.
The show has two different types of episodes. On Mondays, I feature conversations with women who’ve successfully beaten infertility, as well as interviews with and updates from women who are still struggling. On Fridays, I interview experts about everything related to infertility — ranging from stress management to IVF 101 and everything in between.
The podcast and support group are for you if:
- You’ve been trying for a year or more to have a baby without success
- You’ve been diagnosed with any form of infertility, including unexplained
- You feel alone on your infertility journey
- You feel like giving up and could use some hope on your infertility journey
- You’re back to fertility treatments to try for baby #2
- You’ve completed your family but would like to support others who are still struggling
- You know someone struggling with infertility and you want to understand what they’re going through
As of December 2015, I have spent $5,900 of my own money creating this valuable resource. My ongoing costs are approximately $800/month. I am humbly asking for your support to recoup my previous and future costs so no one ever has to struggle with the pain of infertility alone ever again. See all the donation options below!
Your Friend & Host,
I live on the other side of the world with a very different health system but have still found this podcast incredibly useful. At the end of each guest’s interview they offer words of hope and advice for people just at the start of their infertility journey. I’m at the start of my journey and it feels like these amazing strong women are coming into my home, giving me hope and support it’s truly uplifting.
I found this podcast randomly on iTunes one day and am so glad I did. I have now gone to my doctor's appointments more informed and most of all, I don't feel so alone anymore. The ladies in the group speak the language of infertility and feel the feelings. No explanation needed. It has been amazing to know in my little corner of the world I'm not alone.
So Much Knowledge
I found this podcast because I was looking for other success stories of infertility. After having my son, the emotional pain didn't completely go away, and I wanted to see if that was normal. This podcast has given me so much more knowledge about the process than anything I found online, or learned from our fertility clinic. My husband and I struggled for 7 years, and were finally blessed to have our son through IVF. We will be trying to have another baby next year, much more educated than the last time. Thank you!
Helped Me at My Lowest
I found the podcast after the lowest time in our infertility journey. I honestly don't remember how I found it, but I'm so incredibly glad I did. The podcast and the group has helped me tremendously and I've shared it with several friends also struggling. Much love to the amazing Heather because no matter what is happening in her world, the episodes are delivered on time like clockwork. Thank you Heather for all you have done and creating a wonderful community of women to help each other through a truly difficult time.
Helps Get Me Through
When I feel angry, when I feel tired of it all, when I feel isolated, when I feel like I don't understand I can turn to the group or find a podcast that helps me get through that bad moment and out the other side with renewed hope, inspiration, education and most importantly the determination that one day I WILL be a mum.
Gives Me Hope
Beat Infertility is an amazing resource for anyone going through infertility. The success stories give me hope, and the bonus episodes are packed with quality information and the latest research from experts. Above all, hearing all of these stories makes me feel less alone in this journey. Thank you, Heather, for giving us this awesome gift!
We're in This Together
My family complete after a reproductive journey that rocked me to my core, I came to Beat Infertility as a way to help support others through theirs. I have been blown away by the smart, compassionate, warrior sisters of the group, and the information, empowerment, and inspiration I myself find here every day. No matter where any of us are on our journey, at Beat Infertility, I truly feel like we are all in this together.
Shown Me the Light
Infertility can feel so lonely and isolating. The podcast has helped me to realise that I'm not alone and that there is light at the end of this tunnel.
The Beat Infertility podcast provides women and even husbands going through the infertility journey invaluable information about all steps and processes, as well as a support network that ensures you never feel alone. Following the personal journey's, I find that I laugh and cry with the women on the podcast, and it always reminds me that I am not alone. With a subject that can be taboo, and so many simply don't understand, having this resource for information and support is simply amazing.
This podcast has renewed my hope. I was on the fence about seeking out a new RE. I happened to come across the Beat Infertility podcast and listened to quite a few of them before I worked up the courage to switch clinics. I have learned so much in the past few months and feel as though it was the right decision. I don't feel bad anymore about advocating for myself and pursuing all my options.
No Longer Alone
This podcast has educated me in ways that my RE wasn't able to and helped me figure out how to advocate for myself in the best way as we navigate this confusing process! I feel so much comfort hearing everyone's stories. I don't know anyone else personally who has struggled with this, so to know that I'm not alone is so helpful.
Helped Me at My Lowest
Thank you Heather for your podcast. I stumbled upon it when I was feeling my lowest. It has truly helped me put my journey into perspective.
Reassurance & Understanding
The Beat Infertility podcast has offered answers, reassurance and understanding in a world where you often feel alone. I am so thankful for the information provided in these podcasts and it's truly helped propel me forward when I felt lost, afraid, and uninformed. I draw strength from the knowledge and stories of others and look forward to every Monday and Friday when episodes are released. The bonus episodes offer the latest research based best practices that help me to ask informed questions and make decisions about treatment. Thank you so much Heather! Can't wait for many more!
My husband and I have been trying to start a family for over a year and a half and listening to your podcast twice a week has brought me comfort in times that not much else could help. I’ve laughed and cried with you and your guests and almost every show I literally am nodding my head at some things that are brought up. It makes me feel not alone in a journey that can be so isolating. I started listening after my first miscarriage and it got me back into going for long walks and relieving some stress because I wouldn’t want to come back home until I was done with the show. So again, thank you, you’ve helped me more than I can say.