BONUS 105: VEGAS BABY Documentary

BONUS 105: VEGAS BABY Documentary

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Amanda Micheli. She is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and the director of VEGAS BABY, a documentary that follows aspiring parents on the gamble of infertility and shows the emotional, physical and financial toll it takes. As of this recording, the film is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play; it will broadcast on PBS on June 27; and will become available on Netflix around July 4. We discuss her personal infertility story, the VEGAS BABY film, and so much more.

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Empty Follicle Syndrome: Soleine’s Story [SUCCESS]

76: Empty Follicle Syndrome [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Soleine. Before infertility, she was a happy person who was fortunate in many ways. Her husband often jokes that, before infertility, there was a side of her personality he had never seen — a sad side. As someone with a big family that includes 56 first cousins, she always knew she wanted kids. However, because her mother had secondary infertility, she wondered if it would be a struggle for her. Let’s listen to how her journey spanned multiple continents, a rare diagnosis, timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF before she ultimately became pregnant on her own.
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BONUS 104: Fertility Benefits at Work: Gusto

BONUS 104: Fertility Benefits at Work: Gusto

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Katie Evans-Reber, Head of HR at Gusto. As part of a new series highlighting great places to work for employees battling infertility, we discuss the fertility benefits at Gusto, how to score a job there, and more.

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PCOS: Abbey’s Story [SUCCESS]

75: PCOS [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Abbey. Her journey is slightly different than many of the women I talk to because she was diagnosed with PCOS when she was 15 and therefore knew getting pregnant might be difficult. However, after making an appointment with her doctor because she felt a bit off, she and her husband learned that she was not only unexpectedly pregnant, but also carrying twins. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter they learned the twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, and she eventually lost them around 12 weeks. Join us to hear how she grieved by throwing herself into life and ultimately became pregnant again via a very simple fix.
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BONUS 103: 15+ Types of Journals to Keep & How to Get Started Now

BONUS 103: 15+ Types of Journals to Keep & How to Get Started Now

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…)

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Ariella’s Story [SUCCESS]

74: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Ariella. For many years when she was younger, and in some respects still today, she struggled with an eating disorder and poor nutrition. She didn’t want kids until she met her husband. They married after being in a long-distance relationship for a year. Because she hadn’t had a period since she was 18, she knew she’d have trouble conceiving and sought the help of an OB pretty early on. Join us to hear how Ariella eventually got a period and became pregnant via IUI.
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BONUS 102: Latest Fertility Research & News

BONUS 102: Latest Fertility Research & News

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: Dan’s Story [SUCCESS]

73: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a man named Dan. Although his wife is an American, they met in London after connecting online while she was there on travel. At the age of 32, his wife was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and was deemed a “poor responder” to treatment. As a result, they were advised to immediately pursue IVF. Although he was initially excited about their first cycle, he understandably became quite discouraged when it didn’t work. Join us to how he and his wife went through three more IVF cycles through both the NHS and a private clinic before eventually becoming pregnant with twins.
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BONUS 101: The Science of Happiness

Bonus 101 The Science of Happiness

Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Vanessa Van Edwards, the lead investigator at The Science of People. Vanessa has authored several books, including Captivate, which was chosen as one of Apple’s most anticipated books of 2017. We discuss the science of happiness and how you can achieve it.

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Blocked Fallopian Tubes: Tammy’s Story [SUCCESS]

72: Blocked Fallopian Tubes [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Tammy. As the sixth child in a family of seven children, she always knew she wanted to have kids. Tammy unfortunately had to see five REs before getting an official diagnosis — one that was caused by an appendectomy when she was 8 years old. Like so many others, she was devastated when her first IVF transfer didn’t work and struggled to regain a positive attitude. Join us to hear how Tammy eventually received three diagnoses, suffered two losses, had a hysterectomy, but still ended up with two beautiful children and donated her remaining embryos.
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