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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 ...
 
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So I am jumping on here quickly as I am feeling quite overwhelmed. After waking up Saturday morning to the news that Roe Vs Wade was being overturned in the US, I felt so many emotions – yes as a woman but also because of my own personal experiences. For some reason yesterday afternoon I felt compelled to post something on LinkedIn about my own exp…
 
In this episode I speak with Cassandra Banks, Principal of CB Legal Coffs Harbour & Senior Vice President of The Law Society of NSW. Cassandra shares her story of infertility, miscarriage and IVF and gives some real insight into the challenges of experiencing all of these when living in a regional area. She also shares some very useful tips for wom…
 
March was Endometriosis Awareness Month and because I like to be different, I am releasing this episode in April since it's important to talk about this stuff all the time. In this Ep I speak with the fabulous Sarah Maree Cameron - an endo warrior- and a woman of many talents – she is radio host on MMM Melbourne, a TV host and ground announcer for …
 
This is part 2 of my chat with Alice Almeida where we delve into what broke her during IVF, the challenges women face with infertility in the workplace and her top tips for those undergoing IVF. I am so pleased to say that just two days after Alice and I spoke she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and all are doing well. So, here’s part 2…. Links…
 
In the first of this two-part episode, Alice talks through her journey - the good, the bad, the ugly (and that is what I love about Alice, she is just so open and honest). She has built something pretty special to help other women going through IVF which we delve into also. I am a big believer in meeting your right kind of people at the right time …
 
*My voice isn't the best on this Ep, apologies last minute change of microphone!* In the first episode of 2022 I speak with Sarah Willoughby, a transformation and infertility coach. Sarah shares some great insights and so many incredible tips which she has learnt through her experiences. From miscarriages to over stimulation during IVF (which nearl…
 
Disclaimer: Excuse my ugly crying voice in some parts! Hi there, it's Anita, your podcast host. thought I would check in with everyone and give a bit of an update on me as well as provide some tips to on how to cope with infertility during the festive season. It's been a little while since pushing out a podcast episode and even though I have spoken…
 
I can’t believe we are at the 10th episode already. Its so crazy to think that a couple of months ago during lockdown in Sydney as I experienced another failed embryo transfer I had the idea to do something to bring a voice to all of this and help other women not feel so alone. To think that there are over 1000 downloads globally makes me realise t…
 
What can I say about my guest for this episode except that I think she is pretty incredible and an inspiration. Emma Menzies who’s based in the UK has been on her journey to have a baby for 10 years. So for her to move from her role as an employment lawyer to a career coach, helping other women manage the impact that all this fertility stuff is hav…
 
In this episode I chat with Nicole Russell a Melbourne based lawyer who after experiencing horrendous endometriosis, 13 rounds of IVF and ultimately surrogacy to have her daughter, is now a surrogacy lawyer herself to help others who are going through the process in Australia. We cover her journey, the surrogacy process, her tips and so much more. …
 
This week is pregnancy and infant loss awareness week and so what better guest than Samantha Payne, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pink Elephants Support Network (and why H2H is going pink this episode). Sam is an absolute legend and someone who definitely inspires me. In this episode, Sam openly shares her traumatic experiences which led to her …
 
Loren Finger had an incredible amount of uncertainty over her head from the age of 15 when Doctors told her they were unsure whether she would be able to have children. In this episode Loren talks openly about the challenges she faced from her teenage years as well as her experience in working as a legal counsel in a large organisation whilst under…
 
When we are on the infertility rollercoaster we can often have the blinkers on and think one dimensionally, right? It is all consuming. Well what if there was a way to start thinking about your journey from a different perspective? In my conversation with Melinda Bryant, a lawyer on the Sunshine Coast of QLD, Australia, we discuss the ways in which…
 
What happens when you have always wanted to be a Mum, you’re almost 40 years old and you haven’t found your life partner yet? In this episode I speak with Emma Barlow who found herself in this situation. Never losing hope, and not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to become a Mum, Emma decided to go it alone and embark on the sperm donor and I…
 
In this episode I speak with Jennifer Robertson based on the Gold Coast in Australia and who has turned her pain into purpose by becoming a fertility coach. She is a pretty inspirational woman, having also just released her book The Injustice of Infertility. No matter where you are in your fertility journey and what challenges you are facing or hav…
 
In this episode I speak with Niti Nadarajah, Senior Counsel at Philip Morris. Navigating the unimaginable while working full time as a lawyer, “are you ok?” were the three simple words a colleague asked which set the wheels in motion for Niti to start both the grieving and healing processes after her miscarriages. We discuss the tendency for women …
 
To kick off this podcast I thought I would share just a little about my experience in how I have coped with everything that has been thrown at me. My heartbreaking and complicated journey includes secondary infertility, multiple miscarriages, multiple rounds of IVF, a necessary termination, a near death experience and subsequent emergency hysterect…
 
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