6 episodes

This podcast follows the journey of trying to have a baby over 40.
After five rounds of IVF and one IUI (because the husband had cancer years prior) - this couple will be parents in 2019.

Come along on this fertility, pregnancy and then baby journey.

Founded by husband and wife, Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright.
Produced by: Kathryn Janicek www.kathrynjanicek.com

Parents After 40 Parents After 40

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This podcast follows the journey of trying to have a baby over 40.
After five rounds of IVF and one IUI (because the husband had cancer years prior) - this couple will be parents in 2019.

Come along on this fertility, pregnancy and then baby journey.

Founded by husband and wife, Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright.
Produced by: Kathryn Janicek www.kathrynjanicek.com

    006: Reflections on a Self-Centered Life Before Becoming Parents

    006: Reflections on a Self-Centered Life Before Becoming Parents

    Episode 6 of the Parents After 40 podcast is all about the expected changes about after delivering a child. Kathryn and Ted finally let it set in... that they're about to have a baby. After three years of trying and five rounds of IVF, they never allowed themselves to think or dream about what happens AFTER delivering a healthy baby. Loss will do that to you.

    Here are their reflections on looking back at pretty self-centered lives before having a child.

    Because everything is about to change...

    Kathryn Janicek was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media strategist.

    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.

    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.

    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, and the doctors removed his prostate during his life-saving surgery. Ted and Kathryn knew having a baby would be tough -- but not this tough.

    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 15 min
    005: 6 Things You Need to Know Before Trying IVF

    005: 6 Things You Need to Know Before Trying IVF

    Episode 5 of the Parents After 40 podcast is all about what you need to know about IVF before embarking on it... from a couple who went through it FIVE times.

    Kathryn Janicek was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media strategist.

    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.

    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.

    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, and the doctors removed his prostate during his life-saving surgery. Ted and Kathryn knew having a baby would be tough -- but not this tough.

    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 10 min
    004: Ted's cancer, what saved his life & how we got pregnant

    004: Ted's cancer, what saved his life & how we got pregnant

    Episode 4 of Parents After 40 is about the rare cancer Ted had 10 years ago and his surgery.

    He survived and is cancer free now.
    The frozen sperm sat in a bank for years. Each quarter, he paid a bill to store his sperm just in case he needed it.
    When Kathryn and Ted got married, they needed it.

    Here's his story of finding out he had cancer, the decision to have surgery, his survival -- and what it meant for his future.

    We couldn't leave this part of the story out, because it's too important. We didn't want other parents or cancer victims to think this was an easy journey.

    Kathryn is in her forties and Ted is in his fifties.
    Kathryn was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media strategist.
    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.
    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.
    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, so they knew having a baby would be tough.
    But not THIS tough.
    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 11 min
    003: Waiting for the End

    003: Waiting for the End

    Episode 3 called, Waiting for the End, tells the story of our miscarriages. We lost a baby at 8.5 weeks and then our mono/mono twins at 17.5 weeks.

    We couldn't leave this part of the story out, because it's too important. We didn't want other parents to think this was an easy journey.

    Here it all is. The pain, what we'd like to see changed at hospitals across the U.S., and our plans after the losses.

    Kathryn is in her forties and Ted is in his fifties.
    Kathryn was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media coach.
    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.
    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.
    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, so they knew having a baby would be tough.
    But not THIS tough.
    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 8 min
    002: IUI - not "Eye to Eye" like the Kajagoogoo song

    002: IUI - not "Eye to Eye" like the Kajagoogoo song

    It's IUI, not "Eye to Eye" like the Kajagoogoo song...
    Yet, everytime I hear the initials, that song comes into my head. This episode is about our first and only IUI. Going through it? About to? Just want to learn more about a woman's hormones? Listen.... -- Kathryn Janicek

    Kathryn is in her forties and Ted is in his fifties.
    Kathryn was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media coach.
    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.
    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.
    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, so they knew having a baby would be tough.
    But not THIS tough.
    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 8 min
    001: Do you want to have kids?

    001: Do you want to have kids?

    Kathryn is in her forties and Ted is in his fifties.
    Kathryn was a television executive producer for 20 years and she's now a public speaking trainer and media coach.
    Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.
    Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.
    Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, so they knew having a baby would be tough.
    But not THIS tough.
    Come along as they figure out how to be "Parents After 40."

    Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
    Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (www.kathrynjanicek.com)
    Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (www.digitalKirie.com)

    • 12 min

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