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July 31, 2018 @ 1:00 am

30: Mafia Meet Melissa - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kaela & Sarah are talking to someone who’s super smart, and knows stuff!  They’re talking to registered dietitian Melissa Grove about fertility nutrition and lifestyles!  They cover food and supplement choices as it relates to topics like MTHFR, hypothyroidism, the Keto diet, birth control, and PCOS.  Lots and lots of info about PCOS! Melissa also shares some fun facts about New Hampshire, where she currently resides, and gives us insight on why she’d rather be a Gilmore Girl than a famous pop star!  

 

Find Melissa in these places!
On Instagram: @avocado_grove_nutrition

https://www.avocadogrovenutrition.com/

 

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July 27, 2018 @ 1:00 am

29: IVF Got Questions

Know what you want to know!  Sarah & Kaela are talking about all kinds of questions to ask before doing IVF.  Including questions to ask your RE, questions to ask your partner, and even questions to ask yourself.  They also give a big shout out to the very first IVF baby, Louise Brown, as she celebrates her 40th birthday this week!  And finally, they share some of their irrational fears and phobias. Has anyone else found themselves in a bathroom covered in a mattress hiding from a tornado?

 

Article about Louise Brown, the first baby conceived via IVF in 1978:

https://in.style.yahoo.com/louise-brown-40-years-ivf-084448252.html?guccounter=1

 

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July 24, 2018 @ 1:00 am

28: IVF 13.0

Kaela & Sarah are discussing the many variations and alternatives of “traditional” IVF...and there are many.  Such as, GIFT, ZIFT, Natural IVF, Mini/Micro IVF, In Vitro Maturation, and INVOcell! They talk about who might be a good candidate, and why, to try a less conventional form of IVF.  They expand on their affinity for the nerds in the classroom and share what they wanted to be when they grew up - there’s still time to realize their dreams (but in the meantime, they give everyone tips on how to “fake it” with piano and guitar)!

 

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July 20, 2018 @ 1:00 am

27: Mafia Meet Kassie Moon - Crowdfunding for IVF

Sarah & Kaela interview Kassie Moon and learn about how she crowdfunded her IVF cycle. They also discuss other ways to raise funds for IVF and share a cringe-worthy "would you rather" with Kassie!

Find Kassie on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-oN3ivpFOpncNNS8XF2y3w

Find Kassie on Instagram:
@kassiemoon

 

Check out Fertility IQ for a lot of great information! - https://www.fertilityiq.com/

 

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July 17, 2018 @ 1:00 am

26: What I Wish I’d Known

Sarah & Kaela share hindsight from listeners about what they wish they'd known or things they would do different when it comes to infertity and treatments.  They cover everything from diagnostics, to uncertainty, to handling the emotional turmoil of infertility.  They also share a scandolous story about artificial insemination shrouded in lies, secrecy, and chloroform!

Here's the article for that salacious insemination story!

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/first-artificial-insemination/423198/

 

Kaela's videos with tips on progesterone in oil injections!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kmp2Sv6cDk&t=71s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rycE23PFTxQ

 

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July 13, 2018 @ 1:00 am

25: IVF My Life

Kaela and Sarah are finally talking about it - IVF! They give a crash course overview about what to expect in an IVF cycle and give tips on when and how to decide if it's a good decision.  They also share a crazy story about a 72-year-old woman who conceived with IVF (yeah, you read that right) and they talk about some big changes happening in the Infertile Mafia Facebook group! 

 

Articles mentioned in this episode:

http://www.pregonline.com/blog/how-do-you-know-when-to-move-on-to-ivf/2016/03/28/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/indian-woman-who-had-baby-at-72-says-she-has-no-regrets-but-being-a-mother-is-hard-a7621631.html 

 

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July 10, 2018 @ 1:00 am

24: Your Wait Time Is Now…

Sarah & Kaela are talking about waiting.  There is so...much...waiting with infertility! They share stories from listeners about roadblocks, unexpected surprises, and changes to the "plan" and give some advice and solidarity on expecting the unexpected with infertility treatments.  They also talk about the original member of the infertile mafia - her name happens to be Sarah (not our Sarah, a different one, who was MUCH older).  And finally, they've got an "Out of the Box" segment you do not want to miss!!! 

 

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July 6, 2018 @ 1:00 am

23: Word To Your Mother

Kaela & Sarah are sharing advice, from listeners, for fertile friends and family!  They share a list of five DO’S and five DON’Ts about how to support someone who is struggling with infertility.  If you're listening because you want to be supportive, you're already doing something right!  The infertility community thanks you in advance for loving us through such a hard time.  Finally, Kaela shares a story about a very questionable childhood imaginary friend. And both ladies talk personally about their siblings.  

 

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July 3, 2018 @ 1:00 am

22: The Turkey Baster Method

Sarah & Kaela are talking about IUI’s!  They give you a step-by-step, and awkwardly intimate, look into what happens during an Intrauterine Insemination.  They also share some interesting history on IUI and discuss pros and cons of the procedure. Finally, Kaela shares an embarrassing moment when infertility and summer collided when she decided to try out a spray tan!

 

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