BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

Today’s Guest:

This is the second episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Uterine Abnormalities: Nadine’s Story [JOURNEY]

81: Uterine Abnormalities [JOURNEY STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey story is about a woman named Nadine. She and her husband are very social people who enjoy spending a lot of time together. They are very close and loving toward each other with an extremely strong bond. Although she always assumed she’d be a mom, her desire became overwhelming about a year ago when they adopted a puppy, whom she loves very deeply. Her journey has been a rocky one to say the least, including multiple miscarriages, REs, IUIs, and egg retrievals. Join us to hear where she’s been so far and what’s coming up next in her journey.
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BONUS 109: AMA with Heather (Part 1)

Today’s Guest:

This is the first episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more.(Click here to listen to Part 2 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

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Dual Factor Infertility: Jane’s Story [JOURNEY]

80: Dual Factor Infertility [JOURNEY STORY]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s journey story is about a woman named Jane. Although she’s always known she wanted to be a mom, she didn’t meet her husband until later in life. They were married last August when she was 35 and he was 38. As a couple, they both consider themselves foodies and like taking adventurous trips together. Like so many listeners, Jane is a proactive Type-A personality who saw her OB for basic testing after only 5 months of actively trying to conceive. At that point, both she and her husband received infertility diagnoses. Join us to hear how she jumped straight into IVF and what’s coming up next in her journey.
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BONUS 108: Fertility Benefits at Work: Square

BONUS 108: Fertility Benefits at Work: Square

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Medha Rishi, head of global benefits and global mobility at Square. As part of our series highlighting great places to work for employees battling infertility, we discuss the fertility benefits at Square, how to score a job there, and more.

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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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BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

BONUS 107: How to Cope After a Failed Cycle

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…)

Unexplained Infertility: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

78: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She and her husband have been together just short of forever, as they met in chemistry class way back in high school. After she felt something might be wrong, she underwent some basic testing with her OB, who diagnosed her with unexplained infertility. Just a few short weeks later, she found out she was pregnant. Unfortunately, that pregnancy tragically was an ectopic and lost a few weeks later. Join us to hear how she became healthier, learned a lot about her body, and finally became pregnant again with a holistic approach.
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BONUS 106: Tubal Factor Infertility 101

BONUS 106: Tubal Factor Infertility 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: Priscilla’s Story [SUCCESS]

77: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Priscilla. When she was younger, her image was very important to her, and over-exercising and under-eating eventually stopped her period. Even though she of course knew she didn’t have a period, she was in denial about the potential impact that might have on her fertility. Once she finally saw a doctor, she was labeled as unexplained, but years into her journey, she diagnosed herself with hypothalamic amenorrhea. Join us to hear what she describes as her recovery from HA and what ultimately led to her success twice over.
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