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September 25, 2018 @ 1:00 am

41: Let’s Talk About Sex

Kaela & Sarah are talking about sex...and infertility.  Let’s face it, intimacy in your relationship can really take a hit when you're going through infertility.  In this episode, Sarah and Kaela offer up some ideas of how others have dealt with infertility in their sex life.  They share a few practical tips, some less than “conventional” methods, and even a few funny stories about how people keep the spice alive in their relationship while also battling infertility.  

 

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September 18, 2018 @ 1:00 am

40: Superheroes Have PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month so Sarah & Kaela are talking about it!  PCOS is the most common infertility diagnosis for women, however, many women don’t even realize they have it or know what to do to treat it.  They talk about what PCOS is, treatment options, and even share some fun stories about the history of PCOS - did you know Hippocrates was lookin’ out for you and you're the queens of the stone age?!  And finally, they share listener comments about what they wish they had known about PCOS and tell you why women with PCOS are total badasses. 

*Sorry about Sarah's audio - she recorded with her webcam mic. Oops! 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164771/


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September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 am

39: Keep It On The Down Low

Kaela & Sarah are talking about down regulation for IVF.  They share listener comments and let you know what to expect from a down regulation protocol (birth control, Lupron, etc.) including symptoms and side effects.  They also discuss some recommendations and reasons behind not doing down regulation at all.

They respond to some recent infertility news about the the viral photo of the baby surrounded by IVF syringes - including their frustrations on misconceptions of adoption.  They give their opinions on a recent interview from a doctor who claimed female physicians “don’t work as hard...as male physicians” and give a big shout out to all the smart, talented, and caring physicians out there!

And finally, Kaela has a new idea for a Jamaican themed “Jerk Hut” and they read listener questions about endometriosis and hostile cervical mucus.  Yep, we’re talking about mucus again.

 

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September 4, 2018 @ 1:00 am

38: Infertility In Hollywood - Part 2

In the second half of this two part episode, Sarah & Kaela are once again talking about infertility in Hollywood.  This time, they’re talking about infertility in movies and share some opinions on how infertile women and couples are portrayed in film today.  A few of the movies they talk about include: “Game Night,” “The Help,” and “Up!” They also share two recent documentaries, “One More Shot” and “Vegas Baby,” that capture the feelings and experiences of real people going through the struggle of infertility.  Kaela also gives an update on “The Handmaid’s Tale.” She’s feeling uncomfortable!

 

Finally, Sarah share’s her doctors opinions on a few controversial fertility treatments that Kaela knows a lot about.  First, treatment of MTHFR and Folic Acid vs L-methylfolate. And second, IVIg Immunotherapy for an overactive immune system (Natural Killer cells, Cytokines, Antinuclear Antibodies, Antiphospholipid Antibodies, the list goes on…).  Find out if Kaela agrees with Sarah’s doctor!

 

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