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Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure: An IVF Journey

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.

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Ep 225: He Looks Like A Henry

Henry Julian Mira is here! And we want to tell you all the details of how he came into the world last week.To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and Henry's college fund (or at the very least, diaper fund) on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.This episode is sponsored by:Bona Floor Cleaners. To receive exclusive offers and to learn more visit Bona.com/EGGCELLENT.Stitch Fix. Get started today at StitchFix.com/ADVENTURE to try Stitch Fix with NO styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.Baked By Melissa. Go to bakedbymelissa.com today, sign up, and use promo code ADVENTURE to get 15 percent off your next order.Grove Collaborative. For a limited time, get a 3-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents, a free 60-day VIP membership, and a surprise bonus gift when you sign up and place an order of $20 or more at Grove.co/ADVENTURE. Joybird. Visit joybird.com/ADVENTURE and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first custom furniture order by using the code ADVENTURESee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

29 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 98: Beta Entry

So.... we got some news.Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure and get bonus (and early!) content. To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com.This episode is sponsored by:HelloFresh. For $60 off — $20 off your first 3 boxes — visit HelloFresh.com/EGGCELLENT60 and enter code EGGCELLENT60.ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase.Fin. Try Fin for free at Fin.com/ADVENTURE.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 236: Baby Jail

Henry's living his best life in his new baby jail — where Beau can't step on him. We also hear from listeners about Hashimoto's, get updates from a couple of listeners who we've heard from before, and send out egg signals about childcare and advice for a future labor & delivery nurse. Plus, more endorsements for the LEGO video games!To leave us a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY. You can also email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.Doree's article about Beau can be found here.This episode is sponsored by:ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15 percent off your first purchase.Care.com. To save 30 percent off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE and subscribe. Brooklinen. Get 10 percent off AND free shipping when you use promo code ADVENTURE at Brooklinen.com.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Actually... Episode 228: Boob Job

It's Henry's world now — we're just trying to figure out how to get him on the boob and whether we'll ever get any sleep again.Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by:HelloFresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/eggcellent80 and enter the code EGGCELLENT80. Sleep Number. Head in during the Memorial Day Sale and save $1,000 on a new Sleep Number 360 Special Edition smart bed. Find a store nearest you at sleepnumber.com/adventure.Pair of Thieves. For a limited time — this month only — our listeners get 20 percent off their first order at PairOfThieves.com/ADVENTURE.PrettyPlease. Visit PrettyPleaseCats.com and use promo code ADVENTURE for 20 percent off your order.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

20 May 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 3: There Was a Backup

There's a backup in a very important area of the clinic the morning of Doree's egg retrieval. Plus, Matt and Doree learn more than they ever needed to know about chromosome arms.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Ep 251: He's Got a Window

When Matt says it's time to purge, it's time to purge. We hear from more listeners about coming to terms with not having a second child, a listener writes in with some baby eczema advice, the PPD signal goes out, and a German woman insists that nice Germans exist (she is one of them).Leave us a voicemail: 413-461-BABYSend us an email: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.comSupport us on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month: www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventureThis episode is sponsored by:Bona. For cleaning tips and exclusive offers visit bona.com/eggcellent.ButcherBox. Sign up today and get a free turkey plus $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/adventure20 OR enter promo code ADVENTURE20 at checkout.ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase.Daily Harvest. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code ADVENTURE to get $25 off your first box.Four Sigmatic. Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order when you go to foursigmatic.com/eggcellent or enter code EGGCELLENT at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 260: Home Economics

We went to New York with Henry and lived to tell the tale, and Matt expresses frustration with our current living situation. We also hear from listeners about preterm labor, and the craniosynostosis signal goes out. Plus we take a rather long detour into a discussion of whether or not to move.Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by:Best Fiends. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. Download Best Fiends free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase.ButcherBox. Right now, you can get two pounds of salmon absolutely free, PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/adventure20 or use promo code ADVENTURE20 at checkout.Molekule. For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit molekule.com and enter ADVENTURE10 at checkout.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 20mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Ep 252: Certainty Principle

A philosopher (!) writes in to explain what our disagreement over Doree's C-section was really about. Plus, we hear about the cost of surrogacy in Idaho and get suggestions about Henry's eczema and our Too Much Stuff problem.Call us: 413-461-BABYEmail us: doreeandmatt@gmail.com, mattanddoree@gmail.comThis episode is sponsored by:Holiday Inn Club Vacations. 23 Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. For more information, visit hcv.vacations/adventure.Molekule. For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit molekule.com and enter ADVENTURE10 at checkout.Sleep Number. During the Veteran’s Day Sale, save $1,000 on the NEW Sleep Number 360® Special Edition smart bed, now only $1,799. Find a Sleep Number store near you at sleepnumber.com/adventure.Pretty Litter. Visit PrettyLitter.com and use promo code ADVENTURE for 20% off your first order.Brooklinen. Get 10% off AND free shipping anytime when you shop at Brooklinen.com and use promo code ADVENTURE.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Ep 257: Matt Misses the Internet

Matt goes on a little walk down the internet's memory lane while we discuss Henry's newfound mobility. We also hear updates from a couple of listeners and get a lot of advice about cats and babies.Call us: 413-461-BABYEmail us: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.comThis episode is sponsored by:Holiday Inn Club Vacations. 23 Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. For more information, visit hcv.vacations/adventure.Four Sigmatic. Receive 15 percent off your Four Sigmatic order when you go to foursigmatic.com/eggcellent or enter code EGGCELLENT at checkout. Sleep Number. Discover proven quality sleep with the Sleep Number 360 smart bed. From $999 only at a Sleep Number store near you, or sleepnumber.com/adventure.ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15 percent off your first purchase.Bombas. Go to bombas.com/adventure today and get 20 percent off your first purchase.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 232: Just You Wait

Matt reflects on his first Father's Day, and Doree learns that she loves baby wearing. Plus the uterus signal goes out for a listener who had a wonky transfer, we get follow ups from a couple of listeners who we heard from last week — including a very important clarification on the Christmas Expo — and we also hear some advice for breastfeeding with a bad back that Matt decides will be useful for him.To support us on Patreon visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. Leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY and send us an email at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by:Molekule. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the code ADVENTURE at checkout. Sleep Number. For a limited time, a Queen Sleep Number 360 c2 smart bed is now only $899. Find the Sleep Number store nearest you at sleepnumber.com/adventure.Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE and subscribe. HelloFresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/eggcellent80 and enter the code EGGCELLENT80. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 17mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 18: Back on Track?

Doree finally calls her doctor to find out what's going on, and it turns out that... she's right where she's supposed to be. How did THAT happen!? Plus, Doree and Matt hear from a listener who got her company to start covering IVF, Matt learns that his advice to newlyweds was A+, and Comic Book Guy makes an appearance. To learn more and to donate, visit www.doreeandmatt.com. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Call & leave a voicemail: 413-461-BABY Email: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 83: Miracle Baby

Doree and Matt debate the phenomenon of people telling them "miracle" pregnancy stories.To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.This episode is sponsored by:Stitcher Premium. To get your first month free, go to stitcherpremium.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT.Rover.com. For $25 off your first booking, visit rover.com/adventure and use promo code adventure during checkout.Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE and subscribe. 1-800-Flowers. To order 24 multicolored roses, plus a free vase for only $29.99, go to 1800Flowers.com, click the radio icon, and enter code ADVENTURE.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

7 May 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 4: Voicemails

Matt and Doree give an update on where they are post embryo fertilization. They also answer your questions.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 99: Is This Norm?

We share the 2nd beta results and get some other news that we're not sure how to interpret.To support us on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month (plus all the news earlier!), visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com.This episode is sponsored by:Roshambo Baby. Visit roshambobaby.com and use code ADVENTURE at checkout for 15% off your first order, plus free US shipping on orders over $40.Burrow. Get $75 off your Burrow sofa at Burrow.com/ADVENTURE.Care/of. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter the code ADVENTURE.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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Ep 254: Overheard in LA

We went out to dinner and were somewhat traumatized by the conversation at the next table. Plus, Matt encourages a listener who's sad about spending Thanksgiving away from family to reframe the narrative, we hear from listeners with advice about uterine septums and egg freezing, and the tube signal goes out for a listener who's worried about losing one of her Fallopian tubes.Call and leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY. Email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by:Holiday Inn Club Vacations. 23 Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. For more information, visit hcv.vacations/adventure. Rothy's. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/adventure.ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra, and get 15% off your first purchase.Joybird. Go to joybird.com/adventure and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ADVENTURE.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

18 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 100: Steve Rogers?

It's our 100th episode, can you believe it?! We hardly can, which is probably why we forgot until the middle of the episode. Anyway, we have some updates from last week's doctor's appointment and Doree has entered a new, extra-fun phase that means that Matt did most of the talking on this episode. Don't let that alarm you too much, but just be aware that there are a few detours into YouTube-land. Plus we hear from people about their own experiences with fresh transfers and the egg signal goes out for a woman with herpes.Matt wants to meet up with Eggheads in London but he doesn't know where to do it. If you have suggestions, email us! doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get the news before everyone else, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.This episode is sponsored by:Care.com. To save 30% off a premium membership, visit care.com/adventure and subscribe.ButcherBox. For $20 off your first box and 2 pounds of free ground beef in every box for the life of your subscription, go to ButcherBox.com/adventure and enter code ADVENTURE.Fin. To send Fin a couple of requests for free go to fin.com/adventure.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 84: Cake Wars (fixed)

Matt discusses his struggles with food. Plus, Doree and Matt hear from more listeners about miracle babies, and they get some egg signal responses about IVF in Cape Town.To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support Matt and Doree on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.This episode is sponsored by:Crane & Canopy. Visit craneandcanopy.com/eggcellent and enter code EGGCELLENT to save 10% off your next bedding purchase. Episona. Now you can get an Episona test kit for only $495 by visiting Episona.com.HelloFresh. For $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/eggcellent30 and enter the code EGGCELLENT30.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

14 May 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 210: Making Room For Baby

The bane of Matt's existence — that is, the couch in his office — is finally gone, so things are really starting to move along. Plus, we discuss quitting smoking (again) and bump pics, and hear from Doree's sister about why you don't really need to savor every moment of parenthood.To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support us on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.This episode is sponsored by:Poshmark. Get $5 off your first purchase when you enter the invite code DOREE5 when you sign up.HelloFresh. Get $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/eggcellent80 and entering promo code EGGCELLENT80.Beauty By Design. Go to beautybydesign.com/adventure and use promo code ADVENTURE. First-time customers will get 20% off.ButcherBox. For $20 off your first box and two pounds of FREE Salmon, go to ButcherBox.com/adventure and enter promo code ADVENTURE. Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE and subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 96: Let's Just Transfer This Thing

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56mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 250: Happy Fourth

Doree and Matt wish each other a Happy Fourth... anniversary. We hear from listeners who want us to know that #notallcyclists are jerks, and Matt checks in with Doree about whether she's still thinking about trying for a sibling for Henry. Plus, the echogenic bowel signal goes out, and a listener reaffirms Doree's belief that there is mass confusion surrounding how many weeks are in a month.Call us: 413-461-BABYEmail us: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.comSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/eggcellentadventureThis episode is sponsored by:Joybird. Go to joybird.com/adventure and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ADVENTURE.Bombas. Buy your Bombas at BOMBAS.com/ADVENTURE today and get 20% off your first purchase.Rothy's. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/adventure.Bona. For cleaning tips and exclusive offers visit Bona.com/eggcellent.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #20