BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 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…)

Secondary Unexplained Infertility: Nikki’s Story [SUCCESS]

64: Secondary Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

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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BONUS 92: The Role of a Fertility Nurse on Your Treatment Team

BONUS 92: The Role of a Fertility Nurse on Your Treatment Team

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Amber Kiddie, a registered nurse at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. We discuss the role nurses play on the patient treatment team, tips for communicating with your nurse, and so much more.

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Tubal Factor Infertility: Kalea’s Story [SUCCESS]

63: Tubal Factor Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kalea. She always knew she wanted kids and even chose jobs throughout her career related to babies and pregnancy. After being told by her RE that both of her tubes were blocked, and one was even closed on both ends, she decided to remove both tubes to improve her IVF chances. Join us to hear how she felt so hopeless after her first failed IVF cycle, but with time and support came back stronger than ever.
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BONUS 91: Parenting After Infertility

BONUS 91: Parenting After Infertility

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Maria Rothenburger, a psychotherapist who specializes in infertility. If you haven’t already listened to it, she shared her personal infertility story in Episode 18. (more…)

Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

62: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She always assumed she would have a family one day and be able to conceive when she was ready, which for her, wasn’t until she was 38 years old. However, her husband wasn’t ready just yet, and she knew they had to approach their family with a united front. So, she waited. At 42 years old, she found herself in a RE’s office being diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and a 2% chance of getting pregnant with her own eggs. Join us to hear how she never lost hope, despite her grim diagnosis and multiple miscarriages.
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BONUS 90: Blood Clotting Disorders 101

BONUS 90: Blood Clotting 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…)

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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BONUS 89: Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

BONUS 89: Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Jake Anderson, co-founder of FertilityIQ. We discuss his latest research about the role of your RE and patient education when deciding how many embryos to transfer.

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Unexplained Infertility: Audrey’s Story [SUCCESS]

60: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Audrey. At 28 years old, long before she started trying to conceive, she remembers telling her GYN that she thought she’d have trouble. At the time, she wasn’t even sure she wanted to be a mom, or whether she’d be any good at it. Fast forward a decade, she’s now in a job that requires her to travel 46 weeks out of the year, which would make conceiving hard for just about everyone. Join us to hear how she coped with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, educated herself about the journey using this very podcast, and advocated her way to success.
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