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Real-life uncut stories of infertility that validate, educate, & create a community where no one is left silently suffering. Your host is Monique Farook, an IVF-mom to one, entrepreneur, and women’s health advocate. Monique chats with guests about reproductive justice, how infertility affects relationships and marriage, pregnancy loss, miscarriage, male-factor infertility, rare conditions such as MRKH, endometriosis, LGBTQ+ paths to parenthood, single parents by choice, and what happens when ...
 
Walking through infertility often leaves us feeling lonely, confused, and overwhelmed. Join nurse practitioner turned fertility coach and infertility warrior Tara Brandner weekly as she provides short hopeful hits on all things infertility with the occasional special guest. Each episode contains empowering information to help you find peace during infertility, take back control, and fulfill your family vision.
 
Welcome to the Purpose Beyond Motherhood Podcast. Together we are using our voices to walk alongside women navigating infertility and motherhood. Our heart behind this podcast is to make sure no woman walks this journey alone. We want to share hope in the hard things and encourage you to be joyful in hope, patient and affliction, and faithful in prayer.
 
This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to giv ...
 
Fearless Infertility is the podcast for women struggling as they deal with the mental anguish of infertility. Join Jenica Parcell, your host and now mom of twin miracle babies, as she shares the exact tools, strategies, and resources she used to take back control over her mind and find joy during her experience with infertility. This podcast is designed to help you understand your mind and how you are in control of your infertility experience. I know! It might sound out of reach but I PROMIS ...
 
In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two Ali Prato, who went through secondary infertility and IVF herself, talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby. Each episode tells a different story about family building, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm and egg donation, IUIs, endometriosis, male factor inf ...
 
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The Family Circle

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The Family Circle

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation

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The journey to parenthood is different for everyone. This podcast shares the stories of all those involved in modern day family building. Together, we make parenthood possible at Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation. A surrogacy and egg donation podcast for everyone!
 
What do you get when you add two nurse practitioners, a healthy serving of science, a heaping scoop of kindness, a dash of fun, and a microphone? The Whole Pineapple podcast takes a whole-person approach to fertility. Join co-hosts Ruby Booras and Anne Judge as they discuss a variety of fertility and wellness-related topics including nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, stress management, toxic habits, environmental exposures, mental health, sleep, sexual health, relationships, self-ca ...
 
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Not Your Mother's Menopause with Dr. Fiona Lovely

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Not Your Mother's Menopause with Dr. Fiona Lovely

Discussions on women's health, the peaceful passage of menopause, peri-menopause and hormonal balance for all women.

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A weekly chat about women’s health from an expert in the fields of restorative endocrinology, functional neurology and functional medicine. The podcast will feature patient stories, health advice and Dr.Lovely's own special take on mind, body and spiritual healing for women of all ages and stages. Find out more at drlovely.expert.
 
Dr Aimee is a renowned medical doctor specializing in fertility, who is deeply committed to empowering her patients and listeners with fertility literacy throughout their journeys. In addition to hosting discussions with other top fertility experts, she’ll also tap into her own knowledge and patient experiences. Her true passion is in focusing on each person who reaches out to her, getting to know their unique story and needs, and then guiding them with warmth and compassion. That is why, a ...
 
Welcome to The World's First Podcast with Erin & Sara Foster, where conversations range in topic from friendship, investing, and dating to aging, religion, motherhood, infertility, grief and more. The Foster sisters will discuss what's going on in their lives, hear from their listeners, and chat with people you may or may not know. They're so excited for everyone to discover this new medium!
 
The Heartache To Hope Podcast is where we get real about infertility, IVF, pregnancy loss and everything in between. My journey to having a baby has been and continues to be heartbreaking, complicated and relentless. I understand your pain and I believe you have incredible strength, even on the dark days. Through my interviews with ordinary woman who have become extraordinary through their journeys, as well as hearing from people whose life’s work it is to support those going through these c ...
 
The Wholesome Fertility podcast provides information to empower women on their fertility journeys. Join in to gather tips on enhancing fertility from a Chinese medicine perspective as well as interviews with professionals practicing with different modalities and sharing information on how fertility can be addressed from multiple perspectives.
 
The Catalyst for Courage Podcast is a podcast igniting hope in the midst of infertility and pregnancy loss. Each week the show will release useful and relevant educational content, practical and easy to implement tools and resources, real and raw personal stories, and a whole lot of encouragement and hope. Whether you are currently deep in the trenches of trying to conceive, drowning in grief after pregnancy or infant loss, or navigating the complexities of pregnancy after loss, the Catalyst ...
 
I'm a reproductive & integrative psychiatrist here to help you make sense of the complex world of women's mental health. If your goal is to improve your emotional well-being, find fulfillment, and feel like your best self, you're in the right place. My podcast will help you gain awareness & education on key topics in women's mental health & steer you towards actionable advice based on integrative mental health treatment approaches. Please note that while Anna Glezer, MD is a clinical doctor, ...
 
A sassy show about SEX, self-love and sisterhood! Sex and intimacy aren't about your G-spot, they're about your ME Spot. What makes you feel sexy, desired and fulfilled? We're shining a light on all those things women want to talk about, like body image, intimacy, orgasms, boudoir shoots, hormones, all about "down there," and more. It's like having an OBGYN as your BFF! Hit subscribe and let's get real, Lady!
 
Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica ...
 
Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passio ...
 
Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast! I'm Ashlene Korcek, and each week I'll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.If you're struggling with PCOS, know that you're not alone. In fact, it's estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.So whether you're looking for tips on nutrition, exercise, suppl ...
 
Sheila Chester is a mother of three children. Two of which came through adoption and one through fertility treatments. Her 11 year struggle to build her dream of becoming a mother is what is driving her to learn more about other parents. What makes us so unique? It seems like we are doing this job of raising kids alone, but there are many who experience similar struggles and joys. Lets share our chaotic and wonderful lives as parents. We raise our children differently but we all have one thi ...
 
If you’re a woman who wants to take charge of her health, learning about your body and how to self-advocate in today’s healthcare system is crucial. In these honest conversations with global women’s health experts, the Fempower Health Podcast reveals eye-opening discoveries in the latest research, innovation, and FemTech. Every week, we discuss important women’s health topics including hormones, sex, mental health, period issues, birth control, the menstrual cycle, pleasure, and fertility. L ...
 
Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are the national non-profit w ...
 
Where to get support when you are struggling to have a baby, this archive series of The Fertility Podcast discusses counselling and coaching with a wide range of interviews with experts, as well as sharing many stories of people who have set up businesses or started blogs or podcasts to help them and others deal with the struggles of not being able to have a family as expected.
 
Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir spent two and a half years, a lot of money, and nearly 100 episodes of this podcast trying to get pregnant through IVF. Now that they're actually pregnant, welcome to Season 2 — everything that you loved about hearing the highs, the lows, and the occasionally hilarious aspects of a married couple experiencing infertility in real time, just now with a fetus. It's the pregnancy podcast you didn't know you needed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more infor ...
 
The Single Greatest Choice is a podcast about singleness, fertility, motherhood, and choice. This is a show for women who are grappling with what to do when life doesn't follow the love-marriage-baby carriage trajectory. It's about exploring the options when things don't seem to be turning out as we'd always planned. Most of all, is a place for women give and receive support as they grapple with these big topics - because what we decide to do with these years could be the single greatest cho ...
 
Foster care is truly an unparalleled experience. This is our journey as a foster and adoptive family that has seen and experienced a lot! We want to share our joy and heartbreak with the world to inspire others to join in our mission of providing strength to the weakest among us. We are sharing our personal experiences as a foster and adoptive family and the stories that other brave souls are willing to generously share with us. Our goal is to help potential foster families take that next st ...
 
Shattered into Beautiful Podcast with Jeannie Smith Wife* Mom* Author* Speaker*Lover of Jesus* Biblical Healing Coach* Abortion Recovery Facilitator* Ministry Leader* Founder/CEO of Coastline Women’s Center and Smith Evangelistic Ministries Are you ready to live in freedom? To be truly healed? Do you want your mirror to reflect an inner beauty that has been missing? Are you ready to receive your miracle? In this podcast you will discover a friend who will connect with your heart as I share m ...
 
Inconceivable is a scripted narrative podcast about two best friends navigating different fertility challenges and the ups and downs that come with it. Created by Amanda ReCupido, a Chicago-based author, book reviewer and Moth storyteller with work in several humor and literary publications and recognized in various screenwriting competitions.
 
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Today Ali is talking to a dear friend of hers who she met through Instagram. Her name is Jess Veit,and she is an IVF Warrior and advocate, a bright light in the IG community, and mama to her rainbow baby, whose nickname is Sunny. You probably know her from IG @onesunnystory. On this episode, Jess tells Ali how she got to where she is today, includi…
 
Imagine your doctor discovers signs of ovarian cancer during a routine ultrasound to prepare for an IVF embryo transfer, what would you do, how would you respond? In 2019, Jenny Lowe was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer in the midst of her first round of IVF after four unsuccessful IUI cycles; she was 34 years old. Jenny also shares with us …
 
In today’s episode, Dr. Tara Brandner shares eight tips for this holiday season when walking through infertility. DOWNLOAD your freebies created by Dr. Brandner! BOOK your FREE discovery call JOIN the Confident Fertility Academy today! Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram *Information provided on this podcast provides general health information for…
 
Holidays can feel different when you’re experiencing infertility. What if aunt Becky says something that you don’t want to hear? What if grandma Sue asks you when you’re going to have kids? This episode will provide you with 3 tools you can take with you into the holiday season so you can feel confident in how you feel at family gatherings, parties…
 
Today’s episode is a little different than the usual personal encounters with infertility we share on this podcast, but in celebration of Veterans Day, we wanted to bring you a special episode. Today, we are joined by Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. This foundation was started to support Veterans through physical care, bey…
 
Welcome back friends! The goal of this episode is to show you how to keep your cool and keep the Lord first this holiday season. Well-meaning people will say triggering things, and we want to encourage you with helpful ways to navigate those difficult situations and remove yourself from the conversion when you need to. Let the Holy Spirit fill your…
 
The podcast is back!! The old me would probably have apologised for being away for months and not recording, but where I am now, I am not going to apologise. In fact, I am going to be unapologetically me. Because, the truth is, I needed a break. I needed a break from the podcast and from all things infertility. Sometimes, we just need a break. So i…
 
A miscarriage is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a couple. You grieve and become fearful. Fearful that parts of history may repeat itself, the part where you lose your baby at 3 months old so you decide to not try again for another child. Yes, that part! But then, by God’s grace, you somehow got over your fears and are ready t…
 
It's a delight to have Dr. Geoffrey Sher back. He's been on the show several times, and our discussion on "How to Avoid Implantation Failure During IVF" is one of the most viewed on the channel! Today we're talking about treating Endometriosis - related infertility. Here are some facts about Endometriosis as shared by Dr. Sher: - Endometriosis is a…
 
Today we are joined by the three authors of the newest Infertility book "When Sex is not Enough". This book tells the stories of all three girls, breaking down their personal experiences, their husbands perspectives and some great pointers for those helping someone through infertility. This episode discusses; Male Factor Infertility IVF (ICSI) Full…
 
Anyone who has been through infertility or pregnancy or infant loss knows that holidays can be hard. When I was in the middle of my 7-year journey with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, I dreaded the holidays. I remember really investing a lot of emotional energy in preparing for Christmas and Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and Fathers Day, my B…
 
Last year in the United States a baby was born every 8 seconds. That‘s roughly 3.8 Million babies born last year alone! You don’t have to be a fertility doctor to know what that means. Millions of people just like you were trying to conceive. Research tells us that most couples conceive within six cycles of timed intercourse, but many others (rough…
 
Buying gifts for someone on a fertility journey can be really challenging — you need to know if the recipient is open to a funny gift, for example, or if it's best to avoid the subject altogether. As usual, Ruby and Anne are stepping up to help out! In this episode, they offer a bunch of tips not only about items that are available but also how to …
 
So you’ve just done the deed and instead of experiencing that oh-so-delightful post-coital bliss, it feels like an army of firepants have just invaded your nether regions. Post-sex irritation is a mood killer for sure, and this holiday season, may it not be a guest in your bedroom. What causes this bitch of an after-effect? Are there ways to mitiga…
 
In today’s episode Amy shares her experience navigating fertility challenges related to her PCOS diagnosis within the Mormon community. In a culture with such a strong focus on building large families, Amy shares important insights about how it impacted her fertility journey. Amy Sedgwick is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified restorative yoga …
 
This week, Erin and Sara cover holiday date disasters. They read audience stories, share how Sara met Tommy, what happened when Erin first met Simon's family, and more. Executive Producers: Erin Foster, Sara Foster, and Allison Bresnick Associate Producer: Montana McBirney Audio Engineer: Josh Windisch This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp (bett…
 
This season finale episode focuses on a theme central to Thanksgiving - gratitude. Learn more about the benefits of a gratitude practice and discover several ways to start your own. To learn more about me and my reproductive psychiatry clinic helping patients across California, please visit - AnnaGlezerMD.com Links: Greater Good Science Center at U…
 
Today on the show we are discussing Fibroids in the Latina/Latinx community. Joining me is Dr. Ruben Alvero, who is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medical School and is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecolog…
 
On today’s podcast episode, I’m talking about preparing for embryo transfer. I find that it’s helpful to think about embryo transfer the same way you might think about having a very special guest over for dinner. What are you going to do if you have a very special person over? You’re going to make sure everything is absolutely perfect. When it come…
 
Do you wonder if your child was prenatally exposed to alcohol or drugs? There may be nothing in the files, but something feels not right? We talk about diagnosing and treating these kids with Dr. Larry Burd, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and the Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Cen…
 
Dr. Fiona Lovely is a health and wellness expert with specialties in restorative endocrinology, functional neurology and functional medicine. Speaking to the topics of women's health around peri-menopause and menopause. Today, she is sharing a previously released episode with a brand-new intro. Even if you heard it the first time, listen again! So …
 
Dr. Geoffrey Sher is joining me again, and this time we are going to talk about implantation failure during IVF. Dr. Sher is co-founder of Sher Fertility Solutions (SFS) and an internationally renowned expert in the field of assisted reproductive technology, and influential in the births of more than 17,000 IVF babies. One day I hope that I’ll be a…
 
In this week's episode we're busting 3 common fertility myths. This one is for you if you've been told your AMH is too low, you're worried your evening glass of wine is the reason you aren't getting pregnant, or if your partner isn't being including in the investigation phase. Our live Fertility Confidence Bootcamp event is back! November 28th to D…
 
In today’s episode I share the importance of giving your womb love and attention on the fertility journey. Your womb and the cells that make it up respond to your love! Love is life giving and I will share three ways you can show your womb some love, so be sure to listen in! For more information about Michelle, visit www.michelleoravitz.com The Who…
 
Darren W Carter and Theresa Carter join us in this episode to talk about their lives, struggles, and joys through the lens of being foster parents. They are both strong parents and business owners located in Cleveland, Ohio. We talked all about bio kids, adopted kids, foster kids, and godchildren. We dove into tough questions about learning to guar…
 
Matt's car is finally back from the shop and Doree's feeling vindicated when a friend finally comes around on a TV show we love. Then we hear from a listener dealing with secondary infertility and a listener compares her pump room at work with a jerk-off room. Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gma…
 
As you know, I encourage all fertility patients to support themselves throughout their fertility journey from a mind and body perspective. I’m beyond delighted to have Alice D. Domar, Ph.D back on the podcast to talk about how to support fertility with mind/body strategies and techniques. She is the Executive Director of the Domar Centers for Mind/…
 
Does sperm really matter? If you tuned into the conversation with Dr. Paul Turek and I earlier this week, you'll know that of course it matters! It truly does take both sperm and an egg to make a baby. Today I'll review the sperm question a bit, and explain why it matters. AND, I'll give you a lot more info about how to improve sperm quality. Here'…
 
In this short snack, Ruby and Anne are talking with counselor Melanie Mikkelsen about building or extending a family with donated embryos. It's a great solution for families that are unable or prefer not to use their own genetic material. However, there are things to keep in mind when considering donating or using donated embryos: It's more complic…
 
My sons bike go stolen last week and I've been processing a lot of feelings as well as figuring out how to help him through his own feelings. I hate feelings. Feelings are something I've tried avoiding most of my life - but avoiding feelings has left me in many many therapy sessions. So how can I help my kids confront their feelings - especially th…
 
What do you get when voyeurism, exhibitionism, and sex in public place went for a little romp in the woods and had a baby? You get dogging - a kink that many people enjoy, including dedicated online communities, and grandmas who get arrested for having their own…dogging party. Dogging is exciting because it combines outdoor sex with the enticement …
 
In today’s episode Katy shares her experience charting through severe PMDD during the FAMM program. Katy’s experience speaks to the connection between the menstrual cycle and mental health, and how hormonal imbalances magnified her OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) symptoms prior to her period. If you’ve ever struggled with PMS or PMDD symptoms t…
 
I get a lot of questions about supplements, and I could not be more excited to have the founders of Tend Prenatal joining me today to share a ton of great information with all of you about supplements and prenatal vitamins. Dr. Behzad and Hannah Varamini are a married couple who started Tend Prenatal, which offer prenatal supplements with a twist. …
 
Today, I’m sharing a preview of a new podcast I’m enjoying and think you will, too. On Come As You Are, educator and bestselling author Dr. Emily Nagoski answers questions about sex with the latest science. You’ll get a modern guide to sexual wellbeing, backed by groundbreaking research about desire, anatomy, orgasm and much more. In conversation w…
 
What is "third-party reproduction?" It's when fertility treatment involves genetic material from someone besides the intended parent(s), whether that's eggs, sperm, or embryos. Sometimes the use of donated eggs or sperm is always part of the plan, while for others the decision to use donated material can be complicated. Often there can be sadness o…
 
This week, Erin and Sara cover the Baby2Baby Gala, if soulmates really exist, therapy, and more. Executive Producers: Erin Foster, Sara Foster, and Allison Bresnick Associate Producer: Montana McBirney Audio Engineer: Josh Windisch This episode is sponsored by: Wildgrain (wildgrain.com/foster) Milkbar (milkbarstore.com/foster) Sakara (sakara.com/fo…
 
Ali is talking to best friends this week! Today, her guests are Ronit and Vida, who met while working together at Nike in Los Angeles, who both come from health and fitness backgrounds, and who both found themselves going through infertility at the same time. Today, they both share their infertility journeys, including how they each had a miscarria…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we talk GC with Dr. Brian Levine Dr. Levine's Website: About (nodal.com) More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are …
 
Do Men Have a Biological Clock? ⁠The short answer is, yes! Absolutely.⁠ I don’t claim to be an expert on men’s reproductive health, but given it is 50% of the equation when it comes to getting pregnant, I care a great deal about it.⁠ ⁠ I get questions all of the time from patients about their partner’s sperm. My trusted go-to person for the latest …
 
Why are Iranian women burning hijabs and leading revolutionary protests? Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi contextualizes their rage over the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Jîna Mahsa Amini. Then, graphic designer Ghazal Foroutan shares how the revolution has turned art into activism and why Gen Z women are fearlessly fronting this fight. Learn more…
 
Are you a transracial adoptive or foster parent? Have you wondered how you can help your child form a healthy racial identity. Does racial identity formation change depending on the race of the child? Today we talk about all this and more with Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels, a professor at the University of Chicago and Director of the Center for the Stud…
 
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