The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive - whether that's through experiencing loss, navigating IVF, IUI and infertility, or just not finding TTC as easy as we thought it would be at school. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin shares mindset hacks, real talk, practical tips and interviews others on how they've navigated their rocky road to parenthood. Join Robyn, an award-winning podcaster and qualified Life Coach and Mind Body Practitioner (with fertility warrior street cred too) as she helps you step back into the drivers' seat of your fertility journey and feeling calmer, more confident and more supported with every step.
The secret to feeling better (and what healing really looks like)
On this podcast I talk about what my journey to healing looked like and the secret to feeling better.... But it's not always what we think looking from the outside in....
On this podcast I talk about:
•The moment I started healing
•Why sometimes adding things to the to do list is not always helpful in feeling better
•Why exhaustion is one of the hallmarks of not coping
•The easier way to feel better and what the secret to that really is.
•3 pillars I teach.
Links in this podcast:
Join The Reset - my signature program
Watch my free masterclass
Be the squeaky wheel
Today's podcast is all about being a powerful advocate for yourself at the fertility clinic. And... if things aren't going swimmingly, this is my plea, to please be the squeaky wheel.
How to find hope when TTC isn't working
Hope = believing it's possible + having energy
When you are in your lowest moments, it can feel like you've lost hope and the question I'm always asked is 'how can I find hope"
Perhaps you've noticed that hope and optimism is more abundant at certain times in your cycle - so around ovulation, but then it feels in the leadup to your period like it's gone. Or... obviously right after you get your period and you feel like you're crashing down.
On today's podcast I'm talking about:
•Some of the thoughts you may experience when it feels like you're drowning under the weight of it all
•What hope really is (and why you do, always have hope - it's not gone - it's just hiding)
•What you should be looking for instead of hope, and what struggling to find hope really is a symptom of
•What this could be telling you (or not telling you) about what you should do next
How to come to terms with needing a donor on your fertility journey
This podcast is inspired by the MANY MANY people reach out to me on my Instagram Stories each week who are in this exact position.
So every Monday/Tuesday I release a Q+A sticker on my Instagram asking for what you need help with, and I have this question multiple times each week, phrased in many ways.
The question is basically: it is looking like I'll need donor [insert thing here - egg, sperm, embryo] and I just need to get my head around the concept that this is my reality to help me move forward.
So today on the podcast I'm talking about how to come to terms with needing a donor on your fertility journey - and primarily the mindset shifts that you might need to get you to a place of feeling like you can even just consider whether donor conception is the right next step for your family.
Tune in and let me know what you think... and do make sure you're following me on Instagram if you'd like to hear more from others who have questions (and what my answers are) or if you too have a question you'd like to submit.
You can find me on Instagram at @robynbirkin
When life and fertility treatments go to shit
Sometimes life just feels like one shitstorm to another and it can feel hard to come up for air - I get that!
So on today's podcast, I'm chatting through some first steps to help you feel like you can come up for air after it just feels like you're at rock bottom.
It's a combination of some practical steps (especially the last bit), some mindset shifts and some education/guidance around what you can be aware of in your mind and body when you're feeling like that.
If I can share with you one thing though before you listen: it's that... I get it and I've been there, and there's no shame (at all) in getting help or being where you're at.
Sending you so so much love.
If I had multiple failed cycles, this is what I'd do
Have you ever felt paralysed by what your next steps are and terrified that you'll make the wrong choice? And... just wanted to know what someone else (who gets it and who understands) would do in your situation?
Well, I have! And one of the things I absolutely love is knowing what others would do.
If you've had multiple cycles it can feel derailing... and it can feel like not wanting (at all) to repeat Groundhog day.
As someone who has now had nearly 1,000 clients navigating infertility, loss and trying to conceive, this is what I'd do if I'd had multiple cycles.
In this podcast episode, I share with you:
•The red flags to look out for (both for yourself and your fertility specialist)
•What to look for in your test results
•What I'd do to take stock and check in with myself on where I'm at (the easy activity)
I hope this episode helps.
While my superpower is in helping you navigate the complex emotions of infertility, loss and trying to conceive, you may also be interested to know that I do have a bundle of resources to help those who are looking for some practical 'get pregnant' next steps - based on the work I've done with so many clients, and the beautiful relationships I also have with other fertility practitioners.
It's called the Get Pregnant Pronto Pack and it's currently only $27. Click here to find out more and whether it might be able to help you.
So relatable it’s not funny
I often find myself talking back to Robyn like we’re in a conversation, laughing and just agreeing with everything she says. She’s real, honest and so truly helpful on what can be a very difficult, isolating yet fulfilling journey. I’m so blessed I found this podcast and have Robyn on my team during my TTC journey. I’m feeling more like a warrior everyday !
Love your vibe
I love Robyn and her calming yet realistic nature. She is a normal human and often says exactly what I am thinking. Her vibe is calm and he advice is sensible. I like that she talks like a normal human and isn’t afraid to be real.
I started listening to Robyn’s podcast about 4 months ago and I’ve absolutely loved every podcast since. She has so much knowledge on infertility and has helped me make a lot of positive changes towards my health. More than that she helps you feel better on a bad day. I haven’t had any friends go through infertility so having Robyn share her experiences and emotions feels so comforting as it confirms what you are feeling is normal, she makes you feel not alone. I love her mindset work and I know one day when I do get pregnant listening to Robyns advice has helped me so much on my journey :D!!