Dear Infertility Warrior,
Congratulations! You’ve just taken the all-important first step toward regaining your sanity. I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m your host Heather Huhman, and I wanted to take some time to tell you what I have planned for the show, as well as share my story.
Beat Infertility will share real stories from real women. Each episode will feature an interview with someone who, after being diagnosed with some form of infertility, finally had success in the last couple years. (Is this you, or someone you know? Click here.) Additionally, we will be following four or five people during their infertility journey and providing updates on how it’s going at the end of every episode. (Want to volunteer? Click here.)
This podcast is 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 know someone struggling with infertility and you want to understand what they’re going through
You’re probably wondering what prompted me to launch this podcast. Simply put, I am you, and I wanted to bring hope to not only other women struggling with infertility, but also myself.
I know what it’s like to feel inadequate as a woman, wife, daughter. I know what it’s like to want to hide from the world until I finally have a baby in my arms. I know what it’s like to feel like I can’t talk to my BFF about my struggles because she’s as fertile as they come and doesn’t understand. I AM YOU. Even when I one day find success, I will never forget where I came from.
Here’s the short version of my story (Episode 38 contains all the juicy details): I have been trying to have a baby for nearly four years and have still not been successful. During that time, I’ve had four miscarriages, seven IVF transfers, two IVF egg retrievals, and lost twins during delivery. I’ve watched friends — even infertile ones — have not one but two babies.
But for the first time in what feels like forever, I’m taking back control — and helping you do the same.
Can’t talk to your mom or BFF about your struggles because they are both fertile myrtles? Tune in to Beat Infertility. Had a rough day because you saw three new pregnancy announcements on Facebook? Tune in to Beat Infertility. Starting to give up hope you’ll ever have a baby? Tune in to Beat Infertility. You get the idea.
I’m here to give you a warm virtual hug when you’re down and high-five you when you’ve reached a milestone. Another BFF whispering in your ear, if you will.
I firmly believe it’s time to shed the old taboos about infertility and start talking openly about it. One in eight couples struggle with infertility! That’s too big to ignore. If you’re not ready to talk and just want to listen, that’s fine, too! But if you’d like to be one of the women we follow throughout her journey, or you’ve already had success and would like to share your story to give hope to others, please fill out this form.
Please hit up that form too if you have any suggestions for the show. This is all about YOU, so I want to bring you what you want and need most.
To start listening, I highly recommend starting with Episode 00. You can listen in the following ways:
- On this website, or download to your computer
- iTunes (Apple devices and PC desktops)
- Stitcher (Android devices)
- Any number of “podcast catchers” (I use Podcast Republic on my Android phone)
Baby dust to you!
Your Friend & Host,