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May 25, 2018 @ 1:01 am

12: Oh No…I’m Still Weird

Kaela & Sarah are still gettin’ freaky.  Turns out, there’s a lot of uncommon infertility diagnoses.  In this episode, they hit up some more uncommon diagnoses in addition to the one’s discussed in episode 11 including blood clotting disorders (Factor V Leiden, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, MTHFR) and Autoimmune and Alloimmune diseases (Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chron’s Disease, IBS, the list goes on and on here…).  Kaela’s got one of each so she’s got a lot to say on the topic. Does that make her a super freak!? But, there’s good news - most of these are treatable and they talk about that, too! For example, the difference between Intralipids and IVIg infusions.

 

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May 25, 2018 @ 1:00 am

11: Oh No…I’m The Weirdo

Sarah & Kaela discuss what it means to be an infertility freak!  They discuss some less common causes of infertility, and they cover the topic of genetics and share stories of listeners with “weirdo” diagnoses!  Including, genetic testing during fertility treatments for patients and embryos and the difference between PGS and PGD embryonic testing. They’ll cover some rare genetic diseases and also chromosome translocation.  They also give some insight about genetic causes of poor egg quality (low AMH, diminished ovarian reserve, early menopause) and sperm DNA fragmentation (an even deeper dive into the balls). And did you know some eggs can “fix” some less than perfect sperm?!  This way too closely mimics real life, right?! Lots of talk about eggs and balls in this one!

 

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May 18, 2018 @ 1:05 am

10: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Kaela interviews Nurse Mandy on recurrent pregnancy loss.  Mandy is a Registered Nurse with Bachelor’s degrees in both Nursing and Psychology.  She has worked in a pregnancy crisis center and, unfortunately, has her own personal experience with both infant loss and four consecutive pregnancy losses before giving birth to her beautiful daughter.  She shares her personal experience and she also talks with Kaela about possible causes, and treatments, for recurrent pregnancy loss. A few other topics they discuss are - incompetent cervix, septate uterus, genetic embryo testing, and how women with recurrent pregnancy loss “fit in” with the infertility community.  Hang on tight, this one’s a bumpy ride!

 

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May 18, 2018 @ 1:00 am

09: Endometriosis Still Sucks

Kaela & Sarah heard back from YOU and wanted to make some helpful additions and maybe a few corrections to their discussion on Endometriosis!  

They also share names of some celebrities who have spoken out about Endometriosis.  And if you’re an animal lover, Sarah has a very funny dog story for you, too!

 

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May 11, 2018 @ 4:54 pm

Bonus: Mother’s Day Is…

Mother’s Day can be ROUGH when you’re infertile.  Sarah & Kaela share some thoughts, some opinions, and some general venting from Infertile Mafia members about this day!  And they also share a few unique ways to get through it - basically do what you want! This day is hard, but you’re not alone.  

 

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May 11, 2018 @ 1:35 am

08: Endometriosis Sucks

Kaela and Sarah dive into endometriosis this week and talk about symtoms and how it's diagnosed. They also tell two stories from women currently seeking treament for their severe endo. 

 

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May 4, 2018 @ 1:00 am

07: My String of Pearls

Sarah & Kaela discuss PCOS!  It’s the most common infertility diagnosis among women and Sarah knows all the ins and outs - cause she’s got it!  They talk about what it is, how it’s diagnosed, and how to treat it. Did you know female superheroes probably all have PCOS?  Listen to find out why!

Article referenced in this episode:

 

Benefits of exercise for women diagnosed with PCOS

https://www.pcosdietsupport.com/exercise/pcos-and-exercise/

 

Facts about PCOS

http://www.pcosnutrition.com/facts/

 

https://www.prevention.com/health/6-symptoms-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome

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