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Am I Ovary Acting?

Amber Izzo & Annabel Gurnett

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Amber and Annabel are approaching 30. They love wine, carbs, their dogs and their sugar daddies (sorry - *husbands*). They're also infertile. With over a decade of infertility and IVF between them, the girls get together every week to talk to you and their incredible guests about the unspoken world of fertility. It's a space to feel seen and a space where discussing the brutal realities of fertility isn't a taboo. Armed with a brew in one hand and a microphone in the other, these two are a f ...
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It's Fertility Week and this week, we hear from you - the listeners. Sharing four stories from people in the TTC community, in the hope you can find comfort and resonate. We will be taking a short break after this episode. Please bear with us - we appreciate you all so much. A&A x Follow us at: @amberizzo | @annabelgurnett…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility. With the relaunch of Amber's campaign, Fight for IVF, the girls discuss the nuances of NHS funded IVF, and why it isn't as black and white as it might seem. With another 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, it's not an episode to miss. You can get in touch at: aioap…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the 12 week rule when announcing a pregnancy. With another 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, it's not an episode to miss. You can get in touch at: aioapodcast@gmail.com. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @amberizzo | @annabelgurnett | @amiovaryacting F…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the prospect of cancelled IVF cycles. From not making it to egg collection, to failed fertilisation and not reaching the transfer stage, the girls discuss their personal experiences and how it impacts them going forward. With another 'Am …
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the complexities of pregnancy after IVF. From finding out your treatment has been successful, to the endless pregnancy tests, scanxiety and wondering if knowing too much can be problematic, this week it's covered. If you think you might f…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the ways in which friendships change when trying to conceive. From pregnancy announcements to feeling left behind, and where the onus lies, the girls have covered it all. With this week's lengthy 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, it's not an …
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The one where Amber's going at it alone... but she's joined by the first guest in a while, the incredible Sophie Martin, aka The Infertile Midwife. Join Amber as she talks to Sophie with a very poignant conversation about her 11 cycles of IVF, including the fear from deviating from the 'life plan', the death of her two sons, Cecil and Wilfred, and …
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing whether or not knowledge is power. The girls discuss their own experiences and whether or not they feel researching fertility and IVF enhanced their journey, making them feel better prepared, or whether or not it actually causes a state o…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the pressure. From the pressure you put on yourself, to pressures from friends and family, it's all on the table in this weeks episode after a two week hiatus. With the answers to the Question of the Week - 'who do you feel the most press…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Amber's husband, Marco, about their infertility journey from his perspective. From blame, mental health, failed cycles and male factor infertility, this episode covers all bases and it's not one to be missed. You can get in touch at: aioapodcast@gmail.com. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @amber.izzo | @annabelgurnett |…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing navigating the feelings that arise when other people in your life are pregnant. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week - would you go to a baby shower if invited, or would you prefer not to be invited at all? - this week's '…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing toxic positivity. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week - how do you respond to toxic positivity, this week's 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, and a brand new question of the week, it's not an episode to miss. You can get in t…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the feeling of being stuck whilst trying to conceive. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week - what non-TTC things have you achieved whilst trying to conceive, this week's 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, and a brand new questi…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing how to navigate work when going through fertility treatment. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week - your tips for navigating work when TTC, this week's 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, and a brand new question of the week, it…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing choosing an IVF clinic. From their own experiences, what's important to them, and their advice when it comes to choosing. A practical episode, yet far from black and white, with personal discussions meaning this episode is more than just …
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TW: Please note Nicole is currently pregnant with her second child. This was a natural pregnancy after having her first via IVF and being diagnosed with 'absolute infertility'. Please skip this episode if you need to protect yourself. Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Nicole Robinson, known as GoodLuckNic, about her surprise natural pregnancy a…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the two week wait. From early testing to symptom spotting, the girls talk openly about their experiences. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week, 'are you an early tester?', this week's 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered, Amber ma…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Matt Gurnett, Annabel's husband, about male factor infertility. You hear Amber & Annabel talk every week about their own fertility experiences, and so this week, we're opening the mic to the person who is sharing Annabel's experience. Matt talks candidly about male factor infertility; this is not one to be miss…
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*Sincere apologies for Amber's sound this week...! Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the process of getting a diagnosis. From challenges within the NHS, to private testing, the lack of testing for male factor issues, and the anxieties around getting results, the girls get…
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*Please note, whilst Amber currently works alongside Gaia, this episode was recorded prior to this and is not an ad nor paid for content in any capacity. Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Lucy Slack, Head of Experience at Gaia Family, the world's first IVF insurance (www.gaiafamily.com). Gaia provide families a new way to pay for IVF, and Lucy …
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TW: This episode discusses suicidal thoughts, mental health and pregnancy. Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Tia Brown (@life_with_the_brown_family), an IVF Mum to twins Maliyah & Kawhi, thanks to egg donor IVF. Having been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency after multiple cycles of IVF, Tia and her husband Lee entered the world of …
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Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing the first year of trying. From making that decision to ovulation tracking, cycle tracking apps, the expectations, the realities and the moment you start to worry, the girls cover it all. With the answers to last week's Question of the Wee…
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Join Amber & Annabel as they speak to Alice Rose (@thisisalicerose / @fertilityliferaft), a qualified fertility and transformational coach. An IVF Mum herself, Alice discusses her fertility life raft, bad advice, and coping with your fertility journey, no matter where you are in the process. With the answers to last week's Question of the Week, 'wh…
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*Warning: This episode discusses suicidal thoughts, pregnancy and touches on motherhood after infertility. Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, this week discussing Amber's 7 year battle with infertility and IVF, including the battle with her mental health after her diagnosis. With the answers t…
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*Warning: This episode discusses pregnancy loss. Join Amber & Annabel as they divulge into the world of trying to conceive and infertility, starting with Annabel's own personal journey and her recent, first cycle of IVF. With your 'Am I Ovary Acting' answered and our very first question of the week, get in touch at: aioapodcast@gmail.com. FOLLOW US…
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