Join us as we blindly navigate and unpack the raw and often unspoken experiences of womanhood, grief, friendship and everything in between. Darling, Shine is your survival kit to the unexpected shit life throws at you.
Ellidy’s Birth Story!
Ellidy gives us all the details of how her beautiful baby girl Minnie Alex Pullin came into the world.
She reveals the birth plan vs the reality, Chumpy’s presence in her birth suite, and the moment she laid eyes on Minnie. A truly magical entrance into the world.
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How fertile are we really? Your period, the pill, endometriosis & lucky charms with IVF specialist Dr Kee Ong
Dr. Kee Ong is a Senior Monash IVF Specialist and one of the brightest medical minds in Australia.
Chloe & Ellidy drill Dr. Ong with questions on all things fertility, as well as discussing Chloe’s own personal journey going through IVF currently with Dr. Ong.
They chat about:
✅ Your period
✅ How long it should take to fall pregnant
✅ Getting your AMH tested
✅ The contraceptive pill
✅ Endometriosis & PCOS
✅ Difficulties conceiving
✅ Practical tips on what to look out for with your own fertility
✅ Lucky charms around collections & transfer days
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Supporting friends through grief
The girls draw from their own personal experiences with grief and discuss practical strategies and tips on how you can navigate your own grief, or help with a friend going through loss.
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BUBBA CHUMP HAS ENTERED THE BUILDING
We are SO excited to announce the safe arrival of Ellidy & Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin’s miracle baby. A result of post mortem sperm retrieval following Chumpy’s tragic passing in July 2020. El gives us insight into her first few days as a solo mother, and further discusses the rollercoaster of emotions involved with motherhood so far.
This story is a true modern day miracle!
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Let’s talk lady bits & body image with Ellie!
Let’s learn about our lady bits! Meet our beautiful friend Ellie aka 'Eggie' who began ‘Comfortable in My Skin’ the movement 3 years ago. She works to empower people to love the skin they’re in, currently Ellie is working to release a coffee table book, she’s been shooting over 500 vulva’s and teaching people not to shame the portal from which they came. With Labiaplasty being the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in the world, statistics show a huge number of vulva owners are worried that they do not look “normal” downstairs.
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Let’s talk IVF & each girls journey.
This episode focuses on all things IVF (in the girls very own Chloe and Ellidy way). The abbreviation IVF can often be daunting to some and completely foreign to others - so the girls wanted to dedicate a whole episode to helping explain the process.
Learn step-by-step the IVF process, the different types of procedures, pricing, government funding and resources to help you on your journey.
Having both been through the process, each in different ways - both Ellidy and Chloe also go into detail on their own personal experiences with IUI, IVF & ICSI.
If you have a friend going through IVF and you would like to better support them, you can also listen to our episode “Supporting your friend who’s going through IVF” here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1785518/8861524-supporting-your-friend-who-s-going-through-ivf
Resources that are mentioned in the episode:
Film: MUM documentary
FB groups: IVF Support Group QLD Australia, IVF Warriors, IVF Support Group, IUI & IVF Support
Books: Awakening Fertility, It Starts with the Egg, Up The Duff, Frozen Hope
More information: ivf.com.au
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Love everything about this podcast:)
The in between kindness, honest and funniest women. Thank for sharing real story!
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