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January 29, 2019 @ 2:23 am

54: You Really Got A Hold On Me

Sarah & Kaela are talking about the paralyzing feelings surrounding infertility treatments!  They share their own experiences and that of listeners about their fears when it comes to big treatment decisions as well as things that motivated them and gave them encouragement to move forward and take another step.  They also share some recent news about three parent (DNA) IVF babies and a woman who gave birth to triplets - as in an IVF baby and spontaneously conceived twins!

Your Fertility. Your Family. :The Many Roads to Conception - by Dr. William Schoolcraft M.D. HCLD  Available on Amazon now!

IVF Three Parent Baby


https://www.newsweek.com/assisted-reproduction-ivf-maternal-spindle-transfer-three-parent-babies-1302044

Woman Gives Birth to Twins And IVF Baby at the Same Time


https://www.insideedition.com/woman-gives-birth-twins-and-ivf-baby-same-time-miracles-do-happen-50126

Don’t forget! Kaela & Sarah are matching iTunes reviews with a donation to RESOLVE!  For every review on iTunes, for the next month, they’ll donate $5 on your behalf!

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January 22, 2019 @ 9:12 am

53: Golden Retrieval

Kaela & Sarah are discussing the egg retrieval surgery!  They let you know what their experience was like and share advice and stories from other listeners (ahem, up your fiber intake).  They also talk about new stats on adenomyosis and an article linking a missing protein with infertility in women with endometriosis.  And finally, they share a story about a man who injected himself with his own semen...to cure his back pain. Yep, you read that right.

 

Articles referenced in this episode:

Irish Man Injected Himself With His Own Semen...

https://www.rt.com/news/448995-irish-man-injected-semen/

 

Protein May Help Explain Why Some Women With Endometriosis Are Infertile

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/protein-may-help-explain-why-some-women-endometriosis-are-infertile

 

Don’t forget! Kaela & Sarah are matching iTunes reviews with a donation to RESOLVE!  For every review on iTunes, for the next month, they’ll donate $5 on your behalf!

 

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January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 am

52: Celebrities And Infertility - Part 2

Sarah & Kaela are joining listeners in the Infertile Mafia Podcast facebook group as they dish about more celebrities who have shared their infertility stories and unique paths to parenthood!  They cover a number of topics that celebrities have dealt with from unexplained infertility to cancer to the inability to adopt (lookin’ at you Australia). They also cover topics like their favorite 90’s pop songs (lookin’ at you Celine and Mariah), movies, spray tan salons, karaoke, and share the results of a celebrity quiz!  And listen to the end for a bonus clip about high school choir trip shenanigans, stalkers, and reality TV.

 

Don’t forget! Kaela & Sarah are matching iTunes reviews with a donation to RESOLVE!  For every review on iTunes, for the next month, they’ll donate $5 on your behalf!

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January 8, 2019 @ 1:00 am

51: Celebrities And Infertility - Part 1

What do an actress, a comedian, a supermodel, and a pop star have in common?  You guessed it...infertility.  In part one of this two part episode, Kaela and Sarah talk about four celebrities who have recently been open about their struggles with infertility and their unique paths to parenthood.  We salute these brave men and women for being courageous, sharing their stories, and giving the infertility community support and encouragement!

They're also matching iTunes reviews with a donation to RESOLVE!  For every review on iTunes for the next month, they’ll donate $5 during the month of January 2019!

resolve.org

Full interview with Oprah Winfrey and Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade on the OWN YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/yzZLLtixCeg


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January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am

50: Happy New Year Mafia!

Sarah & Kaela say goodbye to 2018 and bring in the new year by sharing listener emails about infertility and the holiday season.  They also discuss everything from Legally Blonde to Golden Girls and horrifying “infertility themed” Christmas gifts! And finally, Sarah reveals an inconvenient truth about pineapples.  Hint: the infertility community and swingers have more in common than you think. Happy New Year, Mafia - we’re toasting to YOU!

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November 27, 2018 @ 1:17 am

49: All I Want For Christmas Is To Get Knocked Up

Sarah & Kaela reunite in this episode to talk about infertility and surviving the holiday season!  They share listener comments of solidarity and ways to cope with nosy relatives, awkward gift exchanges, and the overall crippling sadness and depression that is being infertile during the holidays (hint: wine is often involved)!  They also talk about Michelle Obama opening up about miscarriage and IVF, share an IUI success story, and swap Black Friday stories! We know this is a hard time of year...we’re thankful for good food, good wine, and good friends.  Happy Holidays Mafia!

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November 20, 2018 @ 2:06 am

48: Mafia Meet Dr. Lauren - Conception Consultant

In this episode, Kaela is talking to chiropractic doctor, certified acupuncturist, and fertility expert Dr. Lauren Schneider. Dr. Lauren debunks myths about fertility diet fads, prenatal vitamins, toxins, and acupuncture! Kaela also talks with her about topics like MTHFR, immunology, men’s health, alcohol, and the importance of individualized medical support for pre and post conception care. They also discuss their favorite Thanksgiving food. Don’t worry, Dr. Lauren says you can have the day off...but Friday it’s back in the game!

Contact Dr. Lauren Schneider, DC here:
Instagram: @integrative_fertility
Website: conceptionconsultant.com

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November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 am

47: You Might Be Infertile If…

Gender disappointment, whiny pregnant women, infertility and family dynamics, being an egg donor, surrogacy, MTHFR, progesterone shots - these are some of topics you’ll hear in this episode as Kaela is joined by her guest co-host, and younger sister, Lara.  As a “fertile” person, she offers her perspective on ways she has learned to be an advocate for the infertility community and Kaela shares how thankful she is for her supportive sister. She also issues an apology, on behalf of the fertile population, for all the stupid things they say to infertile people!  And finally, during this week’s out of the box segment, these sisters debate topics like Disney movies, double dipping, women who wear rompers, and people who Instagram their food.

 

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November 6, 2018 @ 1:00 am

46: Pull The Trigger

Kaela is joined this week by the talented, Christine, of the popular Instagram account "Infertility Illustrated." These two have teamed up to talk about trigger shots!  They'll give you the low down on different types of triggers, their pros and cons, and what to expect when it's go time!  They also talk about stimulation drugs, and all their lovely side effects (ie; rage, weight gain, and uncontrollable sobbing).  And finally, they give some insight on breaking IVF news of two Mom's who carried the same baby (yeah, you read that right) and a false positive pregnancy test recall!

Here's the articles discussed in the episode:

Faulty Pregnancy Tests Give False Positives
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6244933/Mother-33-wrongly-told-pregnant-faulty-test-claims-ruined-holiday.html

Same Sex Couple Carries The Same Baby
https://abcnews.go.com/US/sex-couple-carries-baby-calls-experience-priceless/story?id=58768828

 

Here's where you can find Christine:
Instagram: @infertilityillustrated
infertilityillustrated.com

 

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November 2, 2018 @ 10:13 am

Bonus: World Fertility Day!

Today is World Fertility Day! Thanks to the ladies at IVF Babble, an online fertility magazine, for dedicating this entire day to providing the infertility community with support, guidance and lots of positive and empowering resources.

Check them out on Facebook, Instagram (@ivfbabble), and their website ivfbabble.com for more information and to join in their live Q&A's with fertility experts all day long!

And finally, meet our friend Natalie the host of The Fertility Podcast.  In honor of World Fertility Day, she reached out to us to do a mini podcast swap!  Natalie is a fantastic advocate for the infertility community, and her podcast is a great resource for anyone needing additional support.  She interviews skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the field of fertility and also offers her own heartfelt commentary because she's been there, she gets it! 

You can find The Fertility Podcast anywhere you listen to you favorite podcasts.  And you can also find Natalie in these places:

Instagram: @fertilitypoddy
Website: www.thefertilitypodcast.com

Use the hashtag #worldfertilityday to spread awareness, share your stories, offer support and provide encouragement throughout the infertility community today!

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