Rank #1: Episode 18: When Your Fertility Path Finally Makes Sense w/ Jenn Sharp
My guest, Jenn Sharp, found out early in her TTC journey that her ovarian reserve was extremely low. After attempting IUI cycles that were unsuccessful, her & her husband turned to IVF w/ donor eggs. She breaks down the donor egg process from the perspective of an intending parent & gets real about the emotions & logistics that come along with the process. In the end, she shares that her crazy journey made sense the second she met her adorable daughter. A well deserved happy ending!
Sep 11 2019
Rank #2: Episode 14: Asking ALL the Infertility Questions w/ CoFertility Founder + CEO Arielle Spiegal
Arielle Spiegal has made it her mission to answer all of the burning questions us experiencing infertility have. Her own personal journey inspired her to start CoFertility, an online resource providing answers for our community that we can trust. Her approach is genius, genuine and done with humor.
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Arielle’s advice for coping with fertility, “Do not let fertility define you.” Find things to do to look forward to outside of your journey so it doesn’t consume you.
I couldn’t agree more.
Aug 14 2019
Rank #3: Episode 4: Wearing Infertility on Your Face & Just Getting Through Today w/ The Fertility Tribe's Kristyn Hodgdon
On this episode I chat with the creator of The Fertility Tribe, Kristyn Hodgdon. After battling PCOS and undergoing chlomid cycles, IUIs and IVF, she finally got her beautiful twins, Brooke & Charlie. The road to her babies wasn't easy and in today's episode we get into ALLL the details. Show notes available will all LINKS here: https://fabfertility.com/podcast
Jun 19 2019
Rank #4: Episode 3: Getting IVF'd Up & Learning to Love Who You Are w/ Olivia McDonald
On this episode I interview the woman behind the AMAZING Instagram account, @theawkwardwaitingwomb, Olivia McDonald. She is the perfect mix of genuine, sweet and funny and her account brings a voice to topics most of us only think about. We talk infertility anthems, endometriosis, IVF affordability, depression, changing doctors mid treatment, being your own infertility advocate and so much more. I know you guys are going to love her as much as I do.
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Jun 12 2019
Rank #5: Episode 10: How Naturopathy Compliments Fertility Treatments with Dr. Rishma Walji
Dr. Rishma Walji holds a PhD, practicing naturopathic medicine & acupuncture w/ a clinical fertility focus. She has a passion for women's health & has an amazing way of helping people navigate fertility at every stage. On this episode she weaves tips and takeaways into the 7 steps she walks patients through to set them up for success. I'm obsessed with her approach! For complete show notes visit: https://fabfertility.com/podcast-contd
Jul 17 2019
Rank #6: Episode 20: WTF is a Hydrosalpinx w/ Jordan Pitzen
This episode will expand your fertility knowledge & vocab. You will walk away understanding how fallopian tubes affect your fertility - even when you're going through IVF & don't need them. I have been DYING to learn about the mysterious "hydrosalpinx," how & why it can form & what it means for your fertility if you have this condition. Jordan walks us through how her intuition led to her diagnosis & the steps she is taking to handle this condition so she can continue to try and grow her family.
Show notes with all links mentioned available here: https://fabfertility.com/podcast-contd
Sep 18 2019
Rank #7: Episode 21: 5 in 5: Living & Loving Life Amidst Fertility
I think we can all agree, infertility makes us stronger. We learn so much about ourselves as we navigate our journey. It is important to remember that while this stage of life is all consuming, we must maintain an identity outside of our journey. In today's episode, I give easy and achievable tips on how to keep living life to the fullest during this hard time and how to have FUN while you do it!
Sep 20 2019
Rank #8: Episode 5: IVF Edu: How to Prepare Your Body, Mind, Wallet, Office & Relationship for Your Upcoming Cycle
This episode's purpose is to prepare you for upcoming fertility treatments, whether it's your 1st or even 5th. I break down how to prepare your body, mind, wallet, office & relationships. I have learned the hard way that treatments aren't easy. Preparation is key & I am bringing all the tips & tricks I have learned along the way to help you avoid a cluster fuck situation. Complete show notes will all LINKS mentioned today can be found here: https://fabfertility.com/podcast
Jun 19 2019
Rank #9: Episode 9: The Relationship You Deserve to Have with Your Doctor, When to Switch, Marriage & Infertility, IUIs, IVF & Immune Protocol w/ Abbe Feder
Shit gets real with my infertility friend for life, Abbe Feder. Her and her hubby Isaac co-host the podcast, Maculate Conception. Their second season got picked up by Amazon so you KNOW she is bringing amazing knowledge we can all relate to. She has been through a helluva lot on her infertility journey & she shows all of her cards on today's episode. My favorite quote, "If any of that is your gut is not right, get out." For complete show notes, visit: https://fabfertility.com/podcast
Jul 10 2019
Rank #10: Episode 6: Secondary Infertility, Benefits of Therapy & Fertility Signs from the Universe w/ Ali Prato
Today I talk with the creator of the Infertile AF podcast, Ali Prato. Pregnancy came relatively easy with her first baby, Ever. When she started trying again in her late 30s, secondary infertility became her reality. She takes us through the peaks & valleys of her journey. We also talk treatment costs, same sex surrogacy & more. Plus – how can you not love that she named her kids after Beatles & Foo Fighters songs?! Enjoy!
Follow-ups from the show:
Ali mentioned the following book:
Every Drunken Cheerleader, Why Not Me?
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2My5hQN
For more details on the same sex surrogate couple Ali mentioned, here is the link to their website https://www.twodaddies.co.uk/
They are seriously adorable!
Ali’s Fertility Anthem:
“Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
Ali’s words to live by:
“Everything will be ok in the end and if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.”
Jun 26 2019