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Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
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Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF Big Fat Negative

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
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    Bonus: Foxes TWW episode

    Bonus: Foxes TWW episode

    We're back for a Fertility Week special, with an update from the Foxes: did they manage an embryo transfer? What was their TWW like? What was their result?
    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes an audio diary of a two-week wait, including the results of a pregnancy test. As always, please look after your heart.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 35 min
    Chasing Creation: Living with childlessness

    Chasing Creation: Living with childlessness

    Katy from Chasing Creation (chasingcreation.org) joins Gabby and Emma to talk about her decision to have a hysterectomy, its repercussions and how she is creating her unexpectedly childfree life. Meanwhile, Liz gives advice to someone struggling with the uncertainty of infertility.
    Sign up to BFN's newsletter at https://www.bigfatnegative.com/newsletter-the-waiting-room.
    See you in January!
    Swears throughout.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Maybehood: TTC, childless - or both?

    Maybehood: TTC, childless - or both?

    This week we're discussing the state between TTC and childlessness - at what point do you cross over? Gabby and Emma are joined by Annabel from Maybehood (https://maybehood.com/) to discuss it. Meanwhile, Sophie has had her egg collection.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Surrogacy after cancer

    Surrogacy after cancer

    Kreena Dhiman's story has more twists and turns than Emma's wonky fallopian tubes: having survived cancer and heart failure, she embarked on a surrogacy journey, and - well, we won't give away the ending. She joins us to tell us her jourrrrney, and what happens when everything goes more right than could possibly imagine.
    Meanwhile, agony aunt Liz gives advice to someone who needs advice on how to keep going.
    Kreena's podcast is called The Intended Parent and it's available wherever you get your podcasts.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The infertile midwife

    The infertile midwife

    How do you navigate infertility if you have to work with babies, children or - horror! - pregnant women every day? Sophie Martin lost her twins, Cecil and Wilfred, at 21 weeks, and went through gruelling rounds of IVF to get pregnant again. During all of it, she was working as a midwife, helping women to bring their babies into the world. She talks about her journey, and how she coped in her day job. Meanwhile, Sophie is on day nine of her stims.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    When doctors ignore your pain: Dr Belinda Coker on self-advocacy

    When doctors ignore your pain: Dr Belinda Coker on self-advocacy

    Gabby and Emma are joined by Dr Belinda Coker, the founder of Your Trusted Squad, to talk about how it feels to be a doctor whose pain is ignored by other doctors, and why she started Your Trusted Squad, her fertility concierge service. Meanwhile, Liz is tackling the thorniest question there is: what's the point?
    You can subscribe to the newsletter, buy t-shirts and pre-order our book at http://www.bigfatnegative.com.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

k_army16 ,

Like having a conversation with your best friends 💗

I’ve just started listening from beginning within the last month - this podcast is a refreshing and honest take on what the infertility “journey” can look like. Thank you 💗

aawray ,

Love

This podcast is like having two best friends to help me through my own infertility. Definitely recommend listening if this is something you deal with!

ambyrelli ,

Feels like hanging with friends

I love this podcast so much! I look forward to listening every time I see a new one up. The girls have the best banter, share wonderful personal stories and have amazing guests. It has made me feel less alone on my infertility journey and I am sure many new listeners will feel the same. Cannot recommend enough.

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