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Fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization are a contentious issue in the Polish election campaign. The liberal opposition supports IVF. The right-wing PiS party rejects it, calling it "human breeding."
Camila is a surrogate Loss Mom who experienced a full term stillbirth. In this episode we discuss her experiences with her surrogacy, the weight it put on her and her family and the preventable death of the baby that she was carrying. We talk about how her grief manifested, her relationship with the biological parents, and her calling to join advocacy and prevention efforts with PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy. As the Director of Communications, she has recently finished her time in DC advocating for changes in legislation to help put a stop to preventable stillbirth. This is a very specific topic within an already very rare category. Please share this if you know someone who has had a similar experience as Camila. Find Camila on IG: @surrogacy_loss_mama To get involved: Pushpregnancy.org Preventative measures: Countthekicks.org *************************************I am not a doctor or a therapist. The views of my guests are not always reflective of my own. I am just a real life loss mom describing her experiences with life after loss and I'm putting it out there so you feel less alone. Always do your own research and make informed decisions!For more REAL TALK about baby loss and grief, hit subscribe to be notified when another drops! Instagram @thekatherinelazarYoutube: @thekatherinelazarEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.katherinelazar.com Some helpful resources:https://www.measuretheplacenta.org/https://www.tommys.org/ Local to Atlanta:https://www.northsidepnl.com/ Follow me on Social Media:Instagram and Facebook: @thekatherinelazar
Marisol and Adam are 1 day away from their egg retrieval as they go round two with IVF. Adam has been fighting an illness and Marisol has been feeling unsupported through this process. The couple takes time to talk through how each other are feeling and give an update on their sex goal for 2023. Want more Reading Aloud Podcast? Become a member of our Pateron! Check us out at https://readingaloud.captivate.fm (Subscribe, Download, and Review)Follow along on this journey through life on Instagram or facebook at @readingaloudpodcast or send us a message at email@example.comThanks for listening!
Dr. Aimee shares the top 20 myths that she hears all the time around fertility. In this one episode, she'll break down the truth on each of the following topics. Are these fertility fact or fiction? Tune in to find out! It's easier to get pregnant after your first delivery. A miscarriage over age 40 means it's easier to get pregnant again and you should keep trying. Sperm doesn't matter. If you have one blocked tube, you can still get pregnant. If you have two blocked tubes, you can still get pregnant. Age of the sperm doesn't matter. Marijuana is totally safe and not harmful to your fertility. If you look amazing, your egg quality is too. As long as you see a fertility doctor and do IVF, you can have a baby. You don't need ovaries to get pregnant. A man can have a uterine transplant. IUI pregnancy rates are 50% or better. I don't need to know embryo quality. An ovarian cyst means something is wrong. IVF causes childhood cancer. Eating French fries and pineapple core increases implantation rates. Leaking fluids after sex means there is something wrong. Orgasms are required to get pregnant. You can skew gender based on when you have sex. Do you have questions about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Join Egg Whisperer School Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
In this episode, we talk to Ula Sankowska, Co-Owner and Co-CEO of MIM Fertility. In this interview, we discuss the use of machine learning to analyze IVF imagery, and how this software can expand access, & increase success rates for women.Remember to like, rate and subscribe and enjoy the episode!Guest bioUla is an Economist, and graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and University College Dublin, in Ireland. She has 15 years of professional experience in business and government and at MIM Solutions, she is responsible for the company's business strategy, marketing and customer contacts.Organization bioMIM Fertility was founded in 2015 as the first spin-off of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw. They combined the most advanced machine learning, imaging solutions, and data mining algorithms with clinical knowledge of reproductive medicine. Their goal is to empower doctors and patients to make well-informed decisions about fertility treatments.FemTech Focus Podcast bioThe FemTech Focus Podcast is brought to you by FemHealth Insights, the leader in Women's Health market research and consulting. In this show, Dr. Brittany Barreto hosts meaningfully provocative conversations that bring FemTech experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as FemTech) that are improving women's health and wellness. Though many leaders in FemTech are women, this podcast is not specifically about female founders, nor is it geared toward a specifically female audience. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness.FemHealth Insights bioLed by a team of analysts and advisors who specialize in female health, FemHealth Insights is a female health-specific market research and analysis firm, offering businesses in diverse industries unparalleled access to the comprehensive data and insights needed to illuminate areas of untapped potential in the nuanced women's health market.Time Stamps[02:39] Femtech in Poland[03:43] Women's health issues specific to Poland[06:20] IVF treatment in Poland[08:04] Ula's background[15:15] MIM Fertility[18:30] MIM's software[23:46] Training an AI algorithm on something subjective[29:56] Quirks when training an algorithm[33:11] Utilizing the software in clinics[35:59] Will AI replace embryologists?[38:20] Folliscan[46:25] At-home scanning[48:55] Future direction for MIM fertilityCall to Action!Don't forget to subscribe to the FemTech Focus podcast, and leave us a review!Sponsor InfoThis episode is brought to you by Guidea your go-to UX design consultancy specializing in digital health innovation. Guidea isn't just any design firm. They're a women-owned, women-led powerhouse team that's partnered with 20 of the Fortune 100 companies and impacted over a billion lives through dozens of live products, clinical trials, and even FDA approvals.Speaking from personal experience, the Guidea team excels in translating your vision into transformative solutions that not only win awards but significantly improve outcomes. And, driven by their passion for health equity, Guidea is also the team behind Femovate, a sponsorship program focused on uplifting underrepresented founders and reaching underserved populations. They've already collaborated with over 30 Femtech startups across 14 different verticals, offering personalized, one-on-one mentorship and guidance in UX research, strategy, and design.So, if you're in the Femtech space—whether you're just starting out or scaling up—Guidea wants to hear from you.Don't miss this chance to work with a team that's as committed to your vision as you are. Visit www.guidea.com and let's raise the standard for digital healthcare, together.Episode ContributorsUla SankowskaLinkedIn: @Ula Sankowska MIM FertilityWebsite: https://www.mimfertility.ai/LinkedIn: @MIM SolutionsTwitter: @SolutionsMimInstagram: @mim_solutions_pl Dr. Brittany BarretoLinkedIn: @Brittany Barreto, Ph.D.Twitter: @DrBrittBInstagram: @drbrittanybarreto FemTech Focus PodcastWebsite: https://femtechfocus.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/femtechfocusTwitter: @FemTech_FocusInstagram: @femtechfocus FemHealth InsightsWebsite: https://www.femhealthinsights.com/LinkedIn: @FemHealth Insights
IVF offers hope to many couples struggling with infertility. But what happens when the process results in more embryos than needed? In today's episode, we delve deep into the often unspoken dilemma of leftover embryos in IVF. We'll discuss the emotional, ethical, and financial implications faced by couples, and explore the latest advances in fertility treatments that aim to strike a balance between success rates and the ethical concerns of embryo creation. From tailoring ovarian stimulation to limited insemination, we'll guide you through the choices and considerations in this complex journey. Whether you're considering IVF or simply curious about the intricacies of modern fertility treatments, this episode sheds light on a topic that is both deeply personal and widely relevant.
Egg quality is a major buzz in this landscape. Besides age, it's not quite clear why egg quality issues are so rampant. Some women's ovaries are behaving as if they are already aged out. Much of the time this just isn't so. There is often an angle not yet explored. As always, I make it my mission to deliver you the goods on how to improve your chances of conception whether trying naturally or via IVF. Today's session sheds light on a lesser-known fertility hack, light therapy. Recent advances in fertility care include low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), otherwise known as photobiomodulation. This non-invasive treatment is a rather inexpensive assisted reproductive technology that can be used alongside other methods, such as acupuncture, to increase your chances of conceiving a healthy pregnancy. The best part? You can use it at home! The benefits of red light therapy occur on a cellular level as it supports the powerful functioning of the mitochondria. When this type of therapy is administered, there is an increased production of nitric oxide which improves coronary blood flow, directly benefiting the testes and ovaries. Application to the neck can also result in a systemic release of beneficial hormones. A research study from Denmark explored the administration of LLLT therapy to the lower abdomen in women for a duration of 23 minutes 1-2 centimeters above the skin. After two weeks and six treatments, researchers found there was a 65% success rate in those who participated after years of unexplained infertility. Failed implantation an issue? LLLT has been shown to help in this area too. Invigorating the mitochondria of the cells boosts any tissue needed for reproduction. And the research supports it too. However, these treatments are not exclusive to the ladies! This therapy also does wonders for sperm quality, so the men can participate as well. Treatment sessions where the light is placed 1-2 centimeters from the testes for a duration of 10 seconds showed that sperm concentrations increased from 2 million to 40 million in just a single session. Tune into today's session to see if LLLT therapy is something you'd consider adding to your fertility regime, you may be surprised by the results! You'll Learn: What LLLT therapy is How LLLT therapy is helpful for reproductive health The importance of the mitochondria as it pertains to fertility Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think others would love to hear it, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode or want to be a guest on the show? Leave a comment in the section below or visit the website to contact me!www.naturnalife.comSubscribing to The Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon, or whatever your favorite podcast app is!Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. So if you have a minute, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
In this heartfelt and inspiring episode of Bizzimumzi, host Ashley Verma sits down with her lifelong friend, Sarrah Strimel Bentley, for a raw and candid conversation that covers a remarkable journey from battling breast cancer to embarking on a surrogacy adventure. Ashley and Sarrah share a laughter-filled chat as they reminisce about their shared experiences on Broadway, discussing the unique challenges and rewards of their careers that have shaped them into the strong individuals they are today. They delve into the extraordinary resilience that was instilled in them from a young age, setting the stage for the incredible journey Sarrah was about to face. The conversation takes a poignant turn as Sarrah opens up about her battle with breast cancer and her pursuit of finding the perfect partner who would stand by her side through thick and thin. Sarrah's journey of strength and determination is nothing short of remarkable, as she tackled the challenges of cancer with a courage that defied any handbook or guide. With unwavering support from her husband, Sarrah and her partner faced critical decisions amidst the whirlwind of medical treatments. Sarrah reveals the urgency they felt to explore the IVF route prior to undergoing chemotherapy, a decision with minimal time for contemplation. Navigating the complex process of finding a surrogate added another layer of complexity to their journey, a challenge that tested their patience and resilience. Through their conversation, Sarrah touches on the emotional and logistical hurdles they encountered, shedding light on the intricacies of battling adversity while seeking to expand their family. The story of Sarrah's journey from cancer to surrogacy is a testament to the power of love, determination, and the unbreakable bond between friends who share both joyous memories and life-altering trials. Tune in to this captivating episode of Bizzimumzi as Ashley Verma and Sarrah Strimel Bentley share laughter, tears, and profound insights into a journey that transcends challenges, celebrates love, and exemplifies the true spirit of resilience. Whether you've faced adversity, are navigating the complexities of building a family, or simply seek inspiration, this episode offers a moving tale that will resonate deeply with listeners from all walks of life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A few weeks ago we finished a series on the death cult America is running. We talked about abortion, birth control, IVF, surrogacy, and all sorts of controversial topics. This episode is the aftermath. A couple of things we didn't get to finish, a discussion of some of the topics, and the evil that is Planned Parenthood. You won't believe it. Listen in and check it out for yourself. Stay in touch with us:LinktreeFacebookInstagramJoin our email listOr just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will actually respond ;) Bullet Proof Faith is a weekly podcast aimed at teaching parents Christian worldview and apologetics, so that they can equip their children.
Laura is a certified fertility coach, trained to assist and guide women through infertility and medical treatments with a specialty in IVF and Donor Conception. In addition to her professional training, she's a mother of two children conceived through infertility treatment, including her own donor conception journey. While trying to get pregnant, she was obsessed with researching fertility treatments, looking for stories to offer hope, and gathering as much information as she could to maintain a sense of control. On this episode, Laura shares her story of navigating through the somewhat stressful and complicated process. And how the process offered her a new opportunity to become an expert in fertility health and be able to help other women realize their dreams of having a family. Positive Fertility Coaching – Expert Support for Couples Struggling with Donor Conception, Egg Donation, and IVF Treatment
For many people around the world, donation of sperm or an egg can be the difference between becoming parents and not. But while this donation can make their dream of parenthood come true, what are the considerations for the end result, the child themselves? Donation and IVF can help jump the hurdles when it comes to the physical process of conception for would-be parents, but what about the emotional and psychological impact on the people who eventually find out they are not biologically related to one or both of their parents? Louise Mcloughlin, herself donor-conceived, hears from people around the world who have been faced with the news they are not the identity they assumed they were.
Do you have to heal your ‘inner child' to be more of who you want to be and create more of the life you want? What does healing you inner child mean? In this episode we explore this subject and it may help you have more self compassion. Get in touch: www.thefertilemind.net email@example.com About the Show: I help women and couples remove psychological blocks to getting pregnant. Based on my and my wife's 10 year fertility journey and the work of my clients I believe too many couples have IVF unnecessarily and that the success rate of IVF is unnecessarily low. We can see how much our mind and emotions played a part in our fertility journey and when we found a place of peace without giving up that's when the magic happened - we conceived naturally against all odds. I help me clients do the same - remove psychological blocks to getting pregnant naturally or getting the successful IVF outcome they so want. When I ask women what having a baby will give them they usually say a sense of completeness, love and purpose. It's our fear of not having these things, a fear of not being enough, worthy that tends to be behind our fear of not having a baby. These limiting beliefs have usually been around since an early age and infertility shines a spotlight on them. Many of my clients have strived for success in their life whether career or other things. That approach doesn't work for fertility. In fact it puts tension in the body which decreases their chances of success. The podcast is short dose of insight, giving women and couples new perspectives that allows them to see their fertility from the ‘inside-out'. To see help them let go of their insecure thoughts and feelings and connect to their innate wellbeing that knows they are enough and OK whatever happens. This moves having a baby from being a 'need' to to a desire. It takes the pressure of the process and their mind and body relax into it's natural flow state. Stress can impact the delicate balance of hormones required for a successful pregnancy.
Comedian Gus Tate chats about being a dad, IVF, his wife being the breadwinner, sperm issues and his new album and special, 'Top Gus' which hit over 100k on YouTube! Follow Gus: https://www.instagram.com/gustate/?hl=enWatch his special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQcfCB6ZpYw&feature=youtu.beBuy his album: https://music.apple.com/us/album/top-gus/1702546483Listen to his album: https://lnk.dmsmusic.co/gustate_topgusLIVE SHOWS: https://linktr.ee/Katieboylecomic (for solo show/headlining dates: (SD Sept and Dublin & Cork Ireland Oct)Video is up on https://patreon.com/theshiftpodcast My album is out on iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ill-do-it-myself/1688301086or other streaming services, Spotify etc: https://tr.ee/2BdLSLdveY tysm for listening and supporting dm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org@katieboylecomichttp://www.katieboylecomic.comAs always thanks for listening Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Starting a fertility treatment to then be told that you're over-responding and can't move forward is so disappointing for fertility patients. And I love that Dr. Blake Evans has done research on this issue for IUI patients and he's joining me on The Egg Whisperer Show to share his research findings and provide guidance for us all and to talk about when you should consider canceling your IUI. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Find Dr. Blake Evans at OU Infertility - Oklahoma University Physicians Reproductive Medicine. Do you have questions about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Join Egg Whisperer School Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
Come along as Lizzie takes you through her fertility journey and gives the ins and outs of the fertility process. She covers all the ABCs and basics, like IUI, IVF, using donor genetic material, and the emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatments.
Jamie Speight set off on his pro journey with high hopes, but later became a proud journeyman as he navigated his way through 61 professional fights. He boxed champions and contenders including Josh Warrington, Joe Cordina, Issac Lowe, Gavin McDonnell and Jason Cunningham during a fascinating career and transition from prospect to journeyman before reading my book Damage caused him to stop fighting. However, outside the ring Jamie has had it hard. He and his partner went through years of IVF treatment trying to have a baby, his sister was seriously sexually assaulted and he's had a tenuous relationship with his mother. Here, Speight talks about his. mental health battles, struggling through lockdown and why he made the decision to retire when he did.
Welcome to the last episode of Season 4 of the Fertility Conversations Podcast. . Today, we are joined by Sarah Banks https://www.instagram.com/ivfpositivityplanner/?hl=en . Sarah is a qualified personal development coach, and author of the bestselling IVF Positivity Planner, a unique coaching journal that helps people feel stronger and more in control while going through fertility treatment. She has been working in the field of fertility for 7 years, raising the awareness of infertility and the need for support, and she is the co-author of the EFS Fertility Patients Care Guidance and part of their accreditation team. . . Sarah provides training to fertility professionals across the world, helping them create a strong emotional support service and she runs numerous online and face to face support groups, providing much needed peer understanding and support. . Sarah also works with organisations to support management and employees through fertility treatment, delivering training sessions, workshops and strategy sessions. . Through her work and her own personal IVF journey, Sarah has a deep understanding of the impact to emotional and mental health that infertility causes, and the support that is needed. . She joins us today to share her fertility journey with us and also to share all the incredible work she is doing to provide support to people experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss across the globe. . Join us to listen to this incredible episode and all the work Sarah is doing to educate and raise awareness on her platform. Her best selling book; the IVF Positivity Planner; is available to purchase on Amazon. . To connect with Sarah, you can reach her through any of these links below www.sarahbanks.coach www.positivityplanners.com You can also reach her via her instagram account https://www.instagram.com/ivfpositivityplanner/?hl=en . Remember to Subscribe, leave a review and give this podcast a 5*rating to help spread more awareness about In(Fertility). . . This is a podcast that shares stories of fertility & Infertility in Africa & all across the world. Representation Matters. Our stories matter. Our stories help others feel less alone. . If you would like to share your story, I would love to hear from you. Please email me at: email@example.com . Infertility | Pregnancy Loss| Childless Not By Choice | Baby Loss | Miscarriages | Male Factor Infertility | Donor Eggs | Fertility | Birth Control | Donor Sperm | Embryo Adoption | Surrogacy | IUI| IVF | Mental Health | Fertility Preservation |Egg Freezing | Sperm Freezing | PTSD | Sexual Cycles | Period Pains Infertility Podcast | Fertility Podcast I Menstruation |Adhesions | Adenomyosis | Fibroids | PCOS | Endometriosis | Irregular Cycles| Blocked Tubes | Fertility Coach I Fertility related topics | Cervical Incompetency I Transabdominal Cerclage I Vaginal Cerclage I Embryologist I Two Week Wait
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 the turbulent road of IVF and pregnancy after loss. You can buy Sophie's book - The Infertile Midwife: In Search of Motherhood now. @the.infertile.midwifeFollow us at: @amber.izzo | @annabelgurnett
Today I want to speak about what happens when we don't get what we want, and how we can utilize this as an opportunity to increase our capacity to receive. I share with you my story of going through 5 IVF cycles in order to get what I desired the most, with the hope that my journey helps you resonate and vibrate on your own heartfelt desires. In this potent episode you'll hear: My story of multiple IVF cycles and the lessons I learned around not getting what we desire in this human experience [8:23] How we have a tendency to view an experiences as either a “success” or a “failure”, and the danger that happens when we do this [14:42] One thing that really supported me on my journey and an important discernment to make about the way to approach desire energy [12:48] Why I want you to realize that sometimes what we truly desire is beyond what we can see [20:11] The opportunity that exists, even when you don't receive what it is that you desire [22:10] I've put together a PDF with some beautiful questions to support you in deepening this desire energy, which you can get now by clicking here. This resource will help you work with your FemmeTypes and allow you to expand into the frequency and vibration of what I shared today. If you haven't yet, you can opt-in to our email list at www.elegantfemme.com to keep up to date with all the gorgeous things we have coming for you, and I look forward to seeing you back here next week for a brand-new episode.
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Andrea is the mother of 6 children. Her 5th baby, her beautiful daughter, Terra, died at 38 weeks in July of 2021. Terra's two vessel cord has not been to blame but Andrea wonders why there isn't more research on this. We discuss Andrea's experiences with loss & grief. She has since had another daughter after Terra and is coming up for air getting the help she needs. We talk very openly about the aftermath of death, the panic attacks, the fears, the inability to function and getting medications to assist with coping after your world comes crashing down. Death keeps going after you leave the hospital without your baby and we shed light in this very dark space....We also laugh a lot in this episode. This is how we roll now! :) To shop Andrea's store, go to her IG @thegriefclosetHer personal page is @grievinglikeamother and she'd love to hear from you. *************************************I am not a doctor or a therapist. The views of my guests are not always reflective of my own. I am just a real life loss mom describing her experiences with life after loss. This is my real experiences, and I'm putting it out there so you feel less alone. Always do your own research and make informed decisions!For more REAL TALK about baby loss and grief, hit subscribe to be notified when another video drops! Instagram https: @thekatherinelazarYoutube: @thekatherinelazarEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.katherinelazar.com Some helpful resources:https://countthekicks.org/https://www.measuretheplacenta.org/https://www.pushpregnancy.org/https://www.tommys.org/ Local to Atlanta:https://www.northsidepnl.com/ Follow me on Social Media:Instagram and Facebook: @thekatherinelazar
Dr. Harvey Kliman discovered and created the Endometrial Function Test. He is Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit at Yale and focuses his research on infertility and pregnancy complications. In addition to his research and teaching activities at Yale, he also consults with Physicians to evaluate complicated cases related to pregnancy loss, and poor pregnancy outcomes. I'm honored to have him join me on The Egg Whisperer Show podcast to talk about the EFT, the endometrium, and everything you need to know about implantation. Read the article on Dr. Aimee's Website. Find Dr. Kliman online, here. Do you have questions about IVF? Join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class at The Egg Whisperer School. The next live class call is on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Join Egg Whisperer School Checkout the podcast Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
Physician and 3-time IVF mama Dr. Susan Caldwell shares her journey, how she stepped away from the world of reproductive technologies, and why women need to look elsewhere for answers about their fertility. Mentioned in this episode: https://www.drsusancaldwell.com/ Mycatholicdoctor.com https://www.ncbcenter.org/ https://popepaulvi.com/…Now on YouTube! www.youtube.com/@stephensonbioethicsFor exclusive updates or to support the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at www.faithandbioethics.com.Now available: Reclaiming Motherhood from a Culture Gone MadConnect: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Scheduling to record with this guest was a bit of a journey of its own, but the end result was totally worth it! Registered Nurse, nutritional therapist, and former fertility patient Katy Bradbury understands the fertility journey as thoroughly as anyone can. But her own difficult experience had a genuine bright side: it led her into her career in fertility-centered nutrition. As nutrition often isn't included in fertility advice or treatment in many places (looking at YOU, USA), this episode can be particularly useful for those who want to optimize their health and physical condition to support a healthy pregnancy. Fertility treatment in the UK is, as Katy says, a bit of a “postcode lottery” meaning that where you live can determine the level of treatment you receive, and there's not a national level of service. Some people may wait a year or longer to start, which can be really tough when age is such a factor. Fortunately, improving nutrition can start (and ideally should start) well in advance of that first round of IVF or before treatment begins. Here are some tips to keep in mind! Those first 1000 days — conception to age 2 — are so important to a child's development and health. It's best to work with all partners to fully understand the issues and be proactive about health and nutrition. Get ready to work on your gut! Gut health is so important and often so ignored. “Bespoke” nutritional guidance is best: bodies, lifestyles, tastes, etc. are all different. A fertility nutritionist can help you learn the foods that work best for you. Ready to learn more? Listen up! More about Katy Bradbury: Katy is founding member of the Fertility Nutrition Centre, a clinical advisor at Fab Fertile, a content provider for women's health platform Xena, and a clinical supervisor for nutritional therapy students at the University of West London. You can find her at Katy Bradbury.com and be sure to check out the robust back catalog of episodes from her podcast Fertility and the First 1000 Days. To hear more from Anne and Ruby, find all their episodes at thewholepineapple.com. Resources: Fertility Nutrition Centre: fertilitynutritioncentre.org Xena: xena.life Katy's website: katybradbury.com Fertility and the First 1000 Days podcast: katybradbury.com/podcast
***TRIGGER WARNING*** This episode talks about baby loss and infertility. If this is a trigger for you, it may be best to skip this one. Welcome to this episode of Motherkind, the show that gives you all the tools, ideas and validation you need as you navigate your life as a mother. Sometimes the hardest things that we face, are also the things that we most need to talk about because it's often those things that we don't have the words for. Sophie Martin, in her job as a midwife, helps women every day achieve their dream of motherhood - all while having faced unbelievable challenges on her own journey to motherhood. 11 rounds of IVF and the tragic loss of two babies. Sophie shares with us what we all NEED to know, because even if we haven't experienced loss or IVF or miscarriage ourselves then we know someone who has. It is so easy to say completely the wrong thing, so please share this episode. This education just isn't out there, but we can get it out there so please share this episode with at least three people in your life if you think they need to know what Sophie shares with us here. Special thanks to our sponsor ATHLETIC GREENS Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list
Today we're joined by a show favorite, Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, for part two of our discussion on big fertility's increasing presence in our culture. We start off with the ethical issue of frozen embryos from IVF, or "souls on ice," and what to do with them. We discuss whether embryo adoption is a viable option and what the repercussions might still be. We look at a few surrogacy and IVF horror stories and explain just how strong and essential the mother-baby bond is. We also discuss Italy's PM Giorgia Meloni and her anti-surrogacy measures, which, despite being good measures, have been widely criticized. Then, a controversial question: Should gay couples adopt? --- Timecodes: (01:03) Embyros on ice / embryo adoption (11:10) Surrogate baby in Mexico (14:05) Paris Hilton's embryos on ice/ Brittney Pearson (23:07) Mother / baby bond (28:40) Giorgia Meloni's anti-surrogacy bill (35:32) Should gay couples adopt? --- Today's Sponsors: Good Ranchers — get $30 OFF your box today at GoodRanchers.com – make sure to use code 'ALLIE' when you subscribe. You'll also lock in your price for two full years with a subscription to Good Ranchers! Patriot Mobile — go to PatriotMobile.com/ALLIE or call 878-PATRIOT and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get free activation! CrowdHealth — get your first 6 months for just $99/month. Use promo code 'ALLIE' when you sign up at JoinCrowdHealth.com. Brave Books — go to BraveBooks.com and get BRAVE's newest book free when you subscribe to their Freedom Island Book Club! Use code ALLIE to get a FREE book and 20% off your subscription. --- Relevant Episodes: Ep 836 | Surrogacy Horror: Gay ‘Dads' Demand Abortion | Guest: Brittney Pearson https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-836-surrogacy-horror-gay-dads-demand-abortion-guest/id1359249098?i=1000620814003 Ep 482 | Children Have the Right to a Mom and a Dad | Guest: Katy Faust https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-482-children-have-the-right-to-a-mom-and-a/id1359249098?i=1000534144056 Ep 695 | Why Children's Rights Trump Adults' Feelings | Guest: Katy Faust https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-695-why-childrens-rights-trump-adults-feelings-guest/id1359249098?i=1000583336623 --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you know what happens behind the scenes in an IVF lab? What happens after your eggs are retrieved? How are eggs prepared for fertilization? How do they perform assisted hatching? How are eggs and embryos frozen? This is a must see show that will reveal all the behind the scenes steps that occur in the IVF lab to turn your golden eggs into the strongest embryos possible. Would you like to learn about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class. The next live class call is on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
Let's face it, these days it is so hard to maintain REAL adult friendships, not social media friendships, REAL ones!Tanya is joined by Rebecca Ray - Pilot turned clinical psychologist, bestselling author, speaker and more to talk though this mine field of anxiety and people pleasing to get to the real heart of the difficult nature of keeping friends as an adult and also setting boundaries in those relationships. After years of people seeing the highlights of her life across social media, radio, & podcasts - Tanya Hennessy wants to show you more. From navigating personal challenges, to her relationships, to her work and even her big goals. Tanya will also invite guests on who have 'more to say' about something going on in their lives. Nova Entertainment acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respect to Elders past and present. LINKS Follow Tanya on Instagram @tanhennessy Follow Tanya on Facebook @thetanyahennessy Watch Tanya on TikTok @tanyahennessy Nova Podcasts Instagram @novapodcastsofficial CREDITS Host: Tanya HennessySenior Producer / Audio Editor / Video Editor: Chae RoganManaging Producer: Elle Beattie Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today, on The Egg Whisperer Show podcast, I'm sharing an interview hosted by Dr. Nabil Arrach. In this interview, you'll get a behind the scenes look at my work and learn about some of what's coming up (The Egg Whisperer App!) and how I originally got the name "The Egg Whisperer." Plus, I am sharing about how I work with patients. I know that I approach things a little differently than many doctors. I come from a family of OB GYNs (my grandfather and father), and I love being able to treat patients the way I would want my own family to be treated. This means that sometimes, patients come to my house to get shots. It means that I talk to people about what happens if the treatment we have planned doesn't work for them. Each treatment is personalized for each patient, and each patient gets my undivided attention. Because for me, it all comes down to love. Fertility patients want to bring more love into the world, and I feel I am the luckiest person around, knowing that I get to help them do just that. If you want to learn more, I invite you to tune in. And, I want to give Dr. Arrach and his team a very special thank you including me on their show at Progenesis Academy! You can find Progenesis Academy by clicking here. Do you have questions about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class. The next live class call is on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 4pm PST (7pm EST), where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Looking for the best products to support you while you're TTC? Get Dr. Aimee's brand new Conception Kit here. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org. Other ways to connect with Dr. Aimee and The Egg Whisperer Show: Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips!Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates
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AI seems to be everywhere...including assisted reproductive technology! Daniella Gilboa was working on her PhD research when she realized the potential of data and AI in improving IVF care. She quickly transitioned from the world of academia to leading a start-up company. The company, AIVF, is already in some fertility clinics and the technology is helping embryologists with embryo selection (among other things), empowering patients to be able to see the data associated with their embryos, and, as she puts it, "use digital transformation to allow clinics to be more efficient, more accurate, more accessible, shorten the time to pregnancy, and meet the growing demand". Listen to learn how although the demand for IVF has grown in the past 45 years, the clinics haven't changed--until now!
If you are wondering about the hype surrounding the keto diet, this session is for you. We see posts online of people touting its benefits, but how exactly does this extreme protein/fat diet help? In today's episode, we are joined by fertility doctor, Robert Kiltz, MD, as he shares his perspective on the importance of a keto-carnivore diet. He walks us through the possible issues with the standard “healthy' American diet, a plant-based, lean meat, low-fat regimen, and how this can make us more susceptible to disease and infertility. Robert Kiltz, MD is the Founder and Director of Central New York's first successful IVF center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship-trained and board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Kiltz has special interest and training in advanced reproductive technologies, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, gynecology, endometriosis and recurrent pregnancy loss.This episode covers all things nutrition, gut health, blood sugar metabolism and inflammation. Join us as Dr. Kiltz shares his expertise on the keto diet as we discuss his book based on its benefits for general health and fertility. In addition, he gives us some insight into his personal regime and how intermittent fasting plays in role in helping to improve your digestive function. Tune in to get the scoop on all things keto-carnivore diet and its potential advantages. You'll Learn: What the keto-carnivore diet consists of as well as its potential benefits The issues with standard American eating habitsHow blood sugar issues and inflammation affect fertilityThanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think others would love to hear it, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode or want to be a guest on the show? Leave a comment in the section below or visit the website to contact me!www.naturnalife.comSubscribing to The Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon, or whatever your favorite podcast app is!Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. So if you have a minute, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Silva and Dr. Zamip Patel, a urologist specializing in male infertility and andrology at Southeast Male Infertility and Urology/Andrology, discuss infertility trends and causes, as well as artificial intelligence in surgical robotics and fertility. --- SHOW NOTES First, the doctors discuss the rising rate of infertility in the US and around the world, and the potential causes behind it. They consider the impact of obesity and environmental cues, like endocrine disruptors, on fertility rates. Then, they transition to reflecting on the rapidly changing landscape of infertility treatments and how insurance coverage and third party providers are playing a role in treatment selection. They also examine the impact of government mandates on fertility coverage, and the implications for employers who want to provide fertility benefits to their employees. Next, they explore the challenges of diagnosing infertility, such as lack of awareness and the importance of optimizing the male side to improve IVF outcomes. Zamip then explains artificial intelligence (AI) can augment male fertility diagnostics and therapeutics. Advanced neural networks have enabled us to identify candidate genes in large sets of data that weren't available before, leading to a more accurate diagnosis. AI can also help the fertilization process, as it can aid in selecting the most viable sperm and egg, and identify the best embryos for implantation. Zamip also adds that AI can assist in the genetic analysis of blastocysts and how it may help avoid discarding embryos unnecessarily. We consider the potential benefits of AI alongside the ethical implications of using AI in such delicate procedures. Although AI can dramatically improve the healthcare industry and revolutionize treatments for men's health, both doctors agree that there is a need for a humanistic touch in the medical field, even as AI becomes more advanced. --- RESOURCES WellPrept https://wellprept.com/
Today we're joined by a show favorite, Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, to discuss big fertility's increasing presence in our culture. We talk about California's new bill that redefines "fertility" to include gay couples in an effort to make insurance cover surrogacy in those cases. Naturally, there are some drastic repercussions of green-lighting a bill like this. We explain how we're misidentifying the victims, who are always the children, and why even Christian, heterosexual couples cannot let their longing for children be put above a child's well-being. We also cover why adoption is different from IVF and surrogacy and why it's so important to understand that IVF is never ethical. --- Timecodes: (01:30) Why are more people talking about surrogacy/IVF (03:50) California "redefining infertility" bill (13:13) Misidentifying victims (19:30) Infertile women (24:40) Celebrity surrogacies (30:05) Primal wound (33:30) Adoption (36:55) 'Ethical' IVF issues --- Today's Sponsors: A'Del — go to adelnaturalcosmetics.com and enter promo code "ALLIE" for 25% off your first order! Jase Medical — get up to a year's worth of many of your prescription medications delivered in advance. Go to JaseMedical.com today and use promo code “ALLIE”. Constitution Wealth — align your values with your investments through your financial management. Go to ConstitutionWealth.com/ALLIE and schedule a FREE consultation! --- Relevant Episodes: Ep 836 | Surrogacy Horror: Gay ‘Dads' Demand Abortion | Guest: Brittney Pearson https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-836-surrogacy-horror-gay-dads-demand-abortion-guest/id1359249098?i=1000620814003 Ep 482 | Children Have the Right to a Mom and a Dad | Guest: Katy Faust https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-482-children-have-the-right-to-a-mom-and-a/id1359249098?i=1000534144056 Ep 695 | Why Children's Rights Trump Adults' Feelings | Guest: Katy Faust https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-695-why-childrens-rights-trump-adults-feelings-guest/id1359249098?i=1000583336623 --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In my mid thirties I felt very lost in life. We were struggling with infertility. I was in a job that didn't fulfil me. All I wanted was to wakes up and feel I had a sense of purpose that inspired me. In this episode we explore how do you find a sense of purpose, particularly when life seems to be against you. Get in touch: www.thefertilemind.net email@example.com About the Show: I help women and couples remove psychological blocks to getting pregnant. Based on my and my wife's 10 year fertility journey and the work of my clients I believe too many couples have IVF unnecessarily and that the success rate of IVF is unnecessarily low. We can see how much our mind and emotions played a part in our fertility journey and when we found a place of peace without giving up that's when the magic happened - we conceived naturally against all odds. I help me clients do the same - remove psychological blocks to getting pregnant naturally or getting the successful IVF outcome they so want. When I ask women what having a baby will give them they usually say a sense of completeness, love and purpose. It's our fear of not having these things, a fear of not being enough, worthy that tends to be behind our fear of not having a baby. These limiting beliefs have usually been around since an early age and infertility shines a spotlight on them. Many of my clients have strived for success in their life whether career or other things. That approach doesn't work for fertility. In fact it puts tension in the body which decreases their chances of success. The podcast is short dose of insight, giving women and couples new perspectives that allows them to see their fertility from the ‘inside-out'. To see help them let go of their insecure thoughts and feelings and connect to their innate wellbeing that knows they are enough and OK whatever happens. This moves having a baby from being a 'need' to to a desire. It takes the pressure of the process and their mind and body relax into its natural flow state. Stress can impact the delicate balance of hormones required for a successful pregnancy.
I can't even tell you how good it feels. To say Episode 100 and how connected I feel to this community and to this mission that I have to help women thrive and feel fulfilled without the children they always dreamed that they would have. So when it came to deciding on a topic for my 100th episode, I've got to tell you, I was a little like. Wanting to make sure it was good enough and would be something that seemed worthy of my hundredth episode, because it does seem like such a milestone. And I realized that it doesn't matter what number episode it is that if I brought something to you, and I try to do this every week when I do the podcast, bring something to you that. Creates a difference or a new perspective for you to consider in your life, then that's a celebration. So it doesn't matter whether it's episode 100 episode 2 or episode 486. God willing, I'll get there 1 day I. Want you to know that I created this podcast to be open and honest about the things that we experience as women who are childless, not by choice, or women who have gone through fertility treatments and realize that our journey to motherhood is not going to be there for us in the way we thought it would be. And so that's how today's episode came about. I was actually in a coaching session with one of my students. And we were talking about being brave and spoiler alert, today's episode is going to be about feeling brave during this journey after your fertility treatments and, but also handling people telling you how brave you are, because I think we hear that a lot. And we hear that a lot because we are brave. Your mind might be saying, yeah, but I don't want to be brave. I just wanted to be a mom. I don't want people to tell me that I'm brave because I had no choice in this circumstance of going through fertility treatments or being diagnosed as infertile. And I want to pause you there and tell you that this was all optional. You could have found out that you weren't going to be a mom. And you could have sat idle and done nothing, and maybe you didn't have an option. Maybe IVF wasn't an option for you. Maybe treatments weren't an option for you because you know that your body never would have produced a baby or because of other things going on within your body or in your immune system that motherhood was never going to be an option. And you didn't have the ability to take action to create a child. But let me tell you that even if that was your case. You had the option to decide, do you want to feel better? Do you want to show up in your life feeling the best that you possibly can, despite life turning out so differently than you thought it would. That's who this episode is for. It's for the yous out there and the me's the former me's who decided that. I wanted to embrace what it feels like to be brave and acknowledge myself as somebody who did not stop with this answer or this diagnosis of infertility, or for me, it was unexplained infertility. I didn't want that to be the ending point in my story. So let's talk a little bit about why it's so jarring for somebody to tell us that we're brave because. Like I've said before, people are going to say the things that they say, we can't really control what they say or why they say them, but what we can control is our interpretation of what it is that they're offering us with their words. When it comes to somebody telling us, you're so brave. Why are we rejecting of that? Because let's be honest, when you hear somebody or think of somebody who is brave, that feels really like a powerful person and like brave is powerful word. So I'm going to ask you to do a little bit of thinking about what the word brave means to you. I don't think that there's one particular definition, but I think. You should have some idea of what you think brave is not as it relates to you. But what just the word in general. So, when you've thought about that word, and that idea of bravery, why is it that. You're not willing to see yourself as brave because most people that we think of as brave probably are doing something exceptional. They're probably doing something that we look at them and we think, God, that takes. A lot of focus, or that takes a lot of courage, or that takes a really strong person. So, why is it that we reject or maybe you feel angst towards somebody defining you as brave? It's probably because we didn't want to be here. We didn't want to have to be the brave one. We didn't want to have to be the poster child for somebody who's trying so hard at something that they know they really want, and it might be unachievable for them. I first want you to just take ownership of the fact that you embody all those things You listening even to this podcast today, even if that's all that you're able to do right now in this journey of yours. You're brave. You saying yes to fertility treatments, you deciding to do a round of IVF, you saying yes to an IUI, you looking into adoption, even if it wasn't the right decision for you, you considering egg donor as an option, even if it didn't end up being the right decision for you. That shit's brave. Okay. I'm just going to say it. So decide that being brave in your story can be something that is powerful. But also if you're somebody who maybe wants to get into the discussion with somebody, if it makes you feel uncomfortable, that's okay too. We don't have to allow people to use words or define us in a certain way that doesn't feel good to us. But before I get into that part of the podcast, I just want you to think about. Why you don't want to see yourself as brave, and maybe you never thought about the fact that you are doing that. So maybe this podcast, listening to it and taking some of this into consideration might make you say, you know what, like. I feel really good about who I am and the bravery that I'm showing in my life. For women who are childless. After IVF or infertility diagnosis. Comments like you're so brave and. Other well intentioned comments I've talked about this in other episodes, but when people say things to us, and they want to give advice to us, or say something that is comforting. Can sometimes make us feel really uncomfortable and they may be well intentioned, but we may interpret them as insensitive or challenging because of the emotions. That we are feeling or the thoughts that we're having about us related to our infertility journey. So I'm going to give you also maybe some tips of things that you can say, or offer people who tell you things like you're so brave if you don't want to hear that. Let's 1st acknowledge that we can express our feelings. It's essential that we communicate our emotions, honestly, if we feel like that's something that is going to help us on our journey. Maybe you can say something like, thank you so much for your kind words, and I want you to know that my journey through infertility has been incredibly difficult, and I'm still processing my feelings about it. And you can say that that's an option, or you can share your story. Maybe you're at a point where you're getting more comfortable with telling people what you've gone through and certainly you don't owe anyone an explanation about your journey, but you can choose to share it. So that's some of the stuff that we do in thrive after infertility is we get clear on the story. That we want to tell because if we want to share this story, how can we create and like literally like we write the story out, we choose. And if you join thrive after infertility, I'll help you choose the words that you want to use to describe yourself and describe your story. So decide that maybe you're ready to start telling your story and disclosing it to others. Maybe when somebody tells you you're so brave, you can educate them on what infertility and what the journey through fertility treatments looks like because many people don't. Maybe know somebody who's infertile. Maybe they don't know anyone who's ever been through IVF. And so you explaining them the complexities of infertility and the emotional toll it can take will maybe allow you to gently educate them about your experience. So maybe saying something like infertility is a complex issue and it's not always about bravery. It's about navigating a challenging journey and trying to find resilience. You can borrow that if you'd like. I think another thing is How to handle feeling this desire to take in the words of bravery and maybe after today's podcast, you'll, you'll start to look at bravery in a different way. Maybe you can do that through seeking support in communities. So that's something that I'm very proud of that. We do in the thrive after infertility mastermind. I bring women together. And they choose to come into Thrive because they're seeking community. They're seeking this place that feels safe and feels like you could finally let go of this tension that you have about your story or about yourself or these things that you've been thinking or feeling so providing yourself an opportunity to join a group or something like thrive after infertility will allow you to step forward and celebrate bravery with other women and maybe see how they celebrate and how you want to celebrate and create your own form of bravery. I think also setting boundaries. So if you're finding like certain comments don't feel right to you or don't sit right, or maybe they're on triggering or uncomfortable, don't be afraid to set boundaries. You can say something like, I appreciate your concern, but I'd really prefer not to talk about my infertility right now. And pause, leave it at that. Because boundaries, I think, are some of the most important things that we can offer ourselves. And offer others, because most likely the people who are telling that telling you that you're brave, they probably are not ill intentioned to you. They just feel like they need to offer you something. So maybe telling them that, you know, this is something that you're not up for talking about is a kind way for you to love yourself and love your reasons why you're preserving the energy that you. Are for yourself in this journey that you're trying to navigate. I think another way that you can handle this is focusing on self care and taking care of your physical and emotional well being during this time and maybe engaging in activities that provide you some relaxation or provide you some opportunity to create a story of bravery that aligns with your definition of it when it comes to infertility let's think about celebrating your bravery or your resilience. We think that we have to do these things and that it's. It's not an option, and we don't take time to really celebrate what we've done for ourselves and how we showed up for ourselves in this journey. And that doesn't mean that you have to celebrate only the times that you think you're picture perfect and how you handled a canceled cycle a failed cycle or a retrieval that had zero embryos. I think that we can celebrate things about how we showed up in that circumstance without it having to be the optimal result that we wished for. So the other thing I'd like to think about is considering seeking help. So seeking support, yes, but we all know, and I talk about this a lot, the fertility clinics have not done a great job. About remembering the women like us that went through the journey that spent the tens of thousands and in my case, hundreds of thousands of dollars through my 7 year journey, seeking motherhood and a lot of them have failed us by not providing us resources. So consider opportunities to seek professional help, seek a therapist, work with a life coach, go to acupuncture, find somebody who can help you navigate this path, because You weren't given the opportunity to just go through a list of people that are recommended by your clinic. And if you're struggling to cope with, the emotional toll that infertility can create for us, because of this dream that we are feeling like we have to say goodbye to, that we didn't want to say goodbye to, there is opportunity to consider professional help. And it's something that I continuously work on. I really want their fertility clinics to know that we matter. And even though we're not a billable patient in their system anymore, if they just had their last conversation with us giving us the options of adoption or egg donor, I'd love for them to know that we want to hear back from them. We want them to check on us and say, hey, what did you decide? And when we tell them that egg donor and adoption wasn't the right answer for us, Wouldn't it be lovely if they said, well, here's some more options for you. Here are some resources for you. Here are some podcasts for you. Here's some therapists that we think are really good. They've been through the journey and they understand where you're at. Or here's a life coach. That could help you she was 1 of our former patients, or she's been a patient who has been in your path and maybe she can help you. I think it's really important that as I'm summing up, you know, this 100th episode, I 1st want to make sure that we understand what bravery is, and if you think of somebody who is brave as like this powerful person, consider the fact that you are brave. You are so freaking powerful what you've been through and what you've digested in this journey. A lot of people couldn't do it. But you did it. And even though it didn't turn out the way that you thought it was going to be, you are still here today. You're listening. Your ears are with me today because you know that there's more you want with your life. And when motherhood can't be the answer, I want to help you realize that you can be your own answer know that that's not impossible. I watch women do it. Every single week with me, like the women that I coach in my community are no different than you. I was no different than you. I hated hearing that. I was brave. I hated people telling me you can always adopt. I just, I felt so angered by those things because. I wasn't sitting into what I was really believing about myself. And when you realize how much you're capable of beyond motherhood. That's where life starts to unfold and I would love for you to believe that that's possible for you. If that is something that you're interested in, this is where I want to invite you into Thrive After Infertility. The Thrive After Infertility Mastermind is so amazingly glorious. The magic that I see women creating in their life. Because they have said yes to them and they've said yes to this community of women that are wanting to grow women who know that their life is destined for greater. That's the type of work and that's the type of women that come into the thrive after infertility mastermind. So I invite you to. Apply for thrive, we're about to start our next class in October, and it is going to be so fricking great. And I want you to be there. I want you to show up in December of this year when the holidays are coming around and that New Year's. Celebrations are about to start. I want you to be ready to start 2024 feeling like you are on top of the world again. So that is it for episode 100. If this is your first episode, thank you for listening. If this is your hundredth episode. Thank you for believing in me and sharing in this journey with me as I get all teary eyed here. If you're watching me on YouTube, you can see how emotional I get sometimes in these episodes, because I really bring my authentic self and I bring the authentic topics that I see coming up with my students and in my own life, because that's what this podcast is all about. Because I asked myself so many times, like, so now what am I going to do? So now what's going to happen and the, so now what podcast was created to give you an opportunity to think about what is next and what you're capable of. So have a beautiful week. I love you. And remember it is never too late to discover your meaning. I'll talk to you next week.
I'm excited to have one of my favorite fertility docs, Dr. John Norian from HRC joining me today on the Egg Whisperer Show podcast to talk about IVF Challenges. We will talk about the IVF challenges of having no eggs at retrieval, no blasts, sensitivity to pelvic exams and injections and so much more. Dr. Norian does a great job of answering so many of my questions about different scenarios and offering his insight. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Find Dr. John Norian at his website. Would you like to learn more about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class. The next live class call is on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
In episode #261 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Lauren Haring talks about Why You Should Hire an IVF Coach. More about Lauren: A fertility nurse since 2004, serving 16 years at a world-renowned clinic, Lauren Haring brings a medical background and front-line experience most coaches don't have. With almost two decades of experience on the front lines, Lauren saw the need for more comprehensive fertility support. Clinics are often at capacity performing essential services which led her to create Embrace Fertility in 2019, bridging the gap between clinical care and true integrative fertility support. An invaluable ally, Lauren uses her extensive professional background to guide and educate you, help you advocate for yourself, and calm your fears each and every step of your IVF journey. She is here to discuss ALL of your IVF concerns and fertility goals in a safe, non-judgmental space - the ups, downs, and everything in between! A member of ASRM, RESOLVE, and continuously bringing awareness and educating about reproductive options to the community. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew's Fertility Tea: https://coachkela.com/fertility-tea Follow Lauren on Instagram: @embraceyourfertility Get your FREE Questions To Ask Before IVF List HERE. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://coachkela.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission's policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER: This conversation covers sensitive topics (child loss, infertility). Ben and Ashley sit down with Sarah Herron from Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor for a raw and real conversation about her new marriage, her IVF journey, and how she's finding healing after a devastating loss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week's guest is the comedian, writer, and all-round screen hogger, Sara Pascoe. Host of The Great British Sewing Bee, presenter of Last Woman on Earth and ubiquitous panel-show presence. She has written and starred in her own sitcom Out Of Her Mind (before TV realised women could write sitcoms too!) And she's also the author of two brainy non-fiction bestsellers, Animal and Sex Love Money. Sara came and sat in my kitchen with Sausage the cat (who was still a bit poorly after his encounter with Ecoli. Thanks for asking) to talk about her debut novel, Weirdo, the tale of a woman desperate to seem like a ‘normal', well-adjusted grown up...We talked about everything from cat-love, the rhesus monkey theory of motherhood, Happy Valley, Strictly and her short-lived teenage rebellion, to IVF, the importance of sharing salary info, how she learnt to stop doing things resentfully and why she won't be sad to be done with menstruation!If you enjoyed this episode you might also like my conversations with comedians Josie Long and Cariad Lloyd. Find out more about Sara & Cariad's Weirdo's bookclub here.* You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at The Shift bookshop on Bookshop.org, including Weirdo by Sara Pascoe, and the book that inspired this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too, by me.* And if you'd like to support the work that goes into making this podcast and get a weekly newsletter plus loads more content including exclusive transcripts of the podcast, why not join The Shift community, come and have a look around at www.theshiftwithsambaker.substack.com• The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Juliette Nicholls @ Pineapple Audio Production. If you enjoyed this podcast, please rate/review/follow as it really does help other people find us. And let me know what you think on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn to use journaling as a tool for healing and personal growth with special guest, Mindy Meiering, LCSW, a licensed therapist, life coach, and creator of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Deck. Mindy has an intimate understanding of grief and loss, having navigated her own journey through stage three cancer, failed IVF, and the loss of dear friends and beloved pets. In this heartfelt conversation, Mindy shares her personal journaling journey, how journaling can help us process complex emotions, and the power of exploring different journaling perspectives. She discusses the importance of honoring our feelings, whether they stem from losing a loved one, a career change, or any significant life transition. Mindy also provides valuable journaling prompts for those experiencing grief and loss, demonstrating that journaling is a versatile tool that can benefit anyone, regardless of their life circumstances. From exploring the unique emotions of grief to journaling from a place of love, Mindy's insights offer guidance and comfort to anyone seeking solace through journaling. Join us in this episode to discover the healing potential of journaling and explore the internal gains of self-expression on the page. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a five-star review, and share this episode with friends who might benefit from the healing magic of journaling. Find out more about Mindy Meiering: Website: www.mindymeiering.com Instagram: @mindy.meiering Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Deck: www.rainbowbridgedeck.com Instagram: @rainbowbridgedeck Explore Jennifer Troester's journaling journey: Website: https://www.jennifertroester.com Instagram: @jennifer.troester Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jennifertroesterwrites/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jennifertroesterwrites
Matt finds some great tamales and Doree just wants everyone to be clear about what they want. The egg signal goes out for "bulky placenta" and another listener shares her mini IVF experience. Plus, Matt gets advice about tracking down his medications.Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe to our Patreon at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure and get up to two bonus eps per month, plus the entire back catalog! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
If your infertility story is more hurt than happy ending, Renee's interview is for you. “As Christians we want to think that because God has a plan it makes [our loss] okay. It doesn't mean we don't hurt. It doesn't mean we don't say What in the world, God?” This is her story. Renee Evans leads our Infertility & Loss Support Group in Woodstock, Georgia. Please visit sarahs-laughter.com/woodstock for more information. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Baby Steps Infertility Awareness Fun Run & IVF Giveaway is October 28, 2023 in Baton Rouge! This is a community event to raise awareness for infertility held by Sarah's Laughter. Since 2014, Sarah's Laughter & its generous sponsors have given away 30 IVF, INVOcell, and IUI procedures, plus $151,600 in grants and vouchers. So far, we've had 21 miracle babies born or adopted through Baby Steps giveaways!!! You can register at babystepsfunrun.com. Sarah's Laughter is turning 20 in 2024! We're celebrating with a Caribbean Cruise! Dates are April 25–29, 2024. Details & signup at sarahs-laughter.com/cruise24. Beth's newest book, Daily Double Portions, is now available in paperback and on Kindle! Get your copy here. Want Beth to speak at your event? Contact us here. For more about Sarah's Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah's Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter on Twitter. Sarah's Laughter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. If you'd like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you. Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at email@example.com
I've been wanting to have today's guest, Dr. Zaher Merhi on the Egg Whisperer Show for a really long time. Here's why I'm so excited about this discussion: Dr. Merhi at Rejuvenating Fertility Center has three cutting edge technologies for fertility patients that he's going to talk to us about today: at home IVF, PRP (platelet rich plasma) ovarian rejuvenation, and ozone sauna therapy. What I love about Dr. Merhi, is that he is an innovator. He takes his own curiosity on topics, does research on the topic then brings his research to life in order to help fertility patients. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Find Dr. Merhi at his website, here. Do you have questions about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class. The next live class call is on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Other ways to connect: find The Egg Whisperer Show podcast on your favorite podcasting app. Sign up for The Egg Whisperer newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
Dr Fiona Tassoni is a Registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine Specializing in Fertility. Fiona is a Fertility Coach with a Master's degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine, with 21 years of medical practice and over 32,000 hours of clinical experience. Fiona is also the founder of the Pregnancy Accelerator Program. She primarily focuses on women's reproductive health conditions such as infertility (natural conception and IVF assisted), pregnancy, preparation for birth, labor and postnatal care. Fiona also works with an array of complex health disorders such as endometriosis, ovulatory disorders, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to name a few. In this episode, we talk about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help get to the root cause of infertility!Highlights from the show:How fertility coaching can help you get pregnant when IVF doctors failWhy doctors are too quick to suggest IVF to vulnerable men and women, when often it's just not neededThe global decline of sperm and what men can doHow to prepare your body mentally, physically, and emotionally for pregnancy whether that be natural conception or IVF assistedWhy a cleanse and reset that focuses on optimising liver and gallbladder function to support your body's natural detoxification processes is super important to do before IVF to help avoid side-effects from the medication How two best nourish yourself to support egg cell development, a healthy womb lining and build sperm qualityNourishing foods that are helpful for supporting stress and strategies to help you stay sane and get you through the two-week waitSupplements to improve egg qualityResources:Visit her website: https://pregnancyaccelerator.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PregnancyAcceleratorProgramInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.fionatassoni/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-fiona-tassoni-9398b839/ drfiaontassoni.com/getfreebook
"That was my overwhelming emotion: embarrassment." Charlie Watson is a UK-based registered dietitian, marathoner, blogger, and mom. In this conversation, she talks about being diagnosed with MRKH (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome), a rare disorder that affects the female reproductive syndrome, and about how it affected her both as a teenager and, more recently, as an aspiring mom. She talks about her journey to motherhood via surrogate, including the IVF and egg-freezing process, finding and choosing a surrogate, and why pursuing motherhood via surrogacy is both an overwhelming decision and a privilege. Charlie is currently training for the Valencia Marathon. SPONSOR: adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. FOLLOW CHARLIE @therunnerbeans Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
Battling for respect as a female in the sports broadcast industry, a stalker and hotel scandal, cancer, fertility issues, IVF and surrogacy. There's so much to Erin's story we didn't know. Find out how she continued to battle and come out on top. The truth exposed in this episode will leave you both shocked and inspired.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.