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Getting through the 9 months of pregnancy after infertility and loss can be tougher than you might think and until now there as been limited support.

The Finally Pregnant Podcast, with host Cat Strawbridge, aka @tryingyears (https://www.instagram.com/tryingyears/) on socials, is here to change that.

Including stories from others who have or are going through their own pregnancies and are willing to share their anxieties along with what they've learnt, there will also be a host of experts sharing 'normal' pregnancy advice, but in this safe space.

Have a listen and do get in touch with any ideas for future episodes.

Finally Pregnant Cat Strawbridge (@tryingyears)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

Getting through the 9 months of pregnancy after infertility and loss can be tougher than you might think and until now there as been limited support.

The Finally Pregnant Podcast, with host Cat Strawbridge, aka @tryingyears (https://www.instagram.com/tryingyears/) on socials, is here to change that.

Including stories from others who have or are going through their own pregnancies and are willing to share their anxieties along with what they've learnt, there will also be a host of experts sharing 'normal' pregnancy advice, but in this safe space.

Have a listen and do get in touch with any ideas for future episodes.

    #60 Pregnancy after IVF with Georgina Horne

    #60 Pregnancy after IVF with Georgina Horne

    Join me for a fun but real chat with Georgina aka @fullerfigurefullerbust.

    We talk fertility treatment, exercise, dealing with the changes in our bodies that come with treatment and pregnancy, taking bumps shots, covid jabs and so much more!

    When it comes to decisions around getting your covid jab please do check out the up to date information at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

    I'm really pleased to share that we have now opened the doors to a Post Natal Yoga Sessions!

    I'm also delighted to share that I will be donating 10% of the profits from this and all of the October Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions to the fabulous Tommy's charity in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

    Have you heard about the Hang Out community for those pregnant after infertility and loss? Find out more here.

    Why not sign up to receive my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 54 min
    #59 Pregnancy after loss with Lacey Turner

    #59 Pregnancy after loss with Lacey Turner

    This week I'm excited to bring you my chat with actress Lacey Turner. Lacey opened up about her own experiences of miscarriage in the hope that it would help just one person feel less alone and I know she will have reached so many more by sharing her experiences.

    In today's episode we talk about pregnancy after loss, pregnancy through a pandemic, parenting two little miracles and how to support our relationships when we have young children, plus lots more!!

    I'm also delighted to share that I will be donating 10% of the profits from the October Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions to the fabulous Tommy's charity in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

    Have you heard about the Hang Out community for those pregnant after infertility and loss? Find out more here.

    Why not sign up to receive my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 38 min
    #58 Hearing from the Donor Child perspective

    #58 Hearing from the Donor Child perspective

    I'm so delighted to share my chat with Emma Grønbæk aka @donorchild who, following years of her parents trying for children, was finally conceived using donor sperm. Emma talks so positively about her experiences of growing up in a happy, open family environment which is why I invited her to share her story for the podcast, knowing that many donor conception parents or parents to be would, I believe, truly benefit from hearing.

    Other places for support and information we mention are the Donor Conception Network and Becky @definingmum.

    Have you heard about the Hang Out community for those pregnant after infertility and loss? Find out more here.

    You can also find out more about the other support I offer including the Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions.

    Why not sign up to receive my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 47 min
    #57 Pregnancy after loss with Amneet Graham

    #57 Pregnancy after loss with Amneet Graham

    Join me as I chat to Willow's Rainbow Box founder Amneet Graham.

    Following the birth of her first child, Willow, a pregnancy that followed a previous miscarriage and fertility treatment, Amneet created a charity offering boxes of support to those pregnant after loss.

    During our chat we also talk about how Amneet, who is south east asian, found dealing with infertility, loss and subsequent pregnancies within her family.

    Have you heard about the Hang Out community for those pregnant after infertility and loss? Find out more here.

    You can also find out more about the other support I offer including the Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions.

    Why not sign up to receive my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 36 min
    #56 Pregnancy during a pandemic with author Miranda Ward

    #56 Pregnancy during a pandemic with author Miranda Ward

    Huge thanks to author Miranda Ward who joined me to talk about pregnancy and giving birth during a pandemic. Miranda is author of the amazing book Adrift: Fieldnotes from Almost-Motherhood which shares her story of the TTC (trying to conceive) years.

    I'm delighted to share that, following the heartbreak of fertility treatment and loss, which included miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy, Miranda brought home her little boy Felix in May 2020.

    A little reminder about our Hang Out get together on Friday 20th August (just one of more meet ups being planned this year) make sure you join to be part of it! There are lots of other benefits to being a member too! Whilst you're at catstrawbridge.com you can also find out more about the other support I offer including the Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions.

    You can also sign up to received my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 52 min
    #55 Finally Pregnant - a partner's perspective

    #55 Finally Pregnant - a partner's perspective

    It can be rare to hear the partner's perspective when it comes to TTC and being finally pregnant so I'm really pleased to bring you an episode sharing just that. Chris and his wife Becca are heavily pregnant right now following many years of failed treatment before travelling to Greece for a round of donor IVF.

    I'm also excited that I recently recorded a chat with Emma aka Donor child, who shares her unique perspective as a donor conceived child. Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast to know when that goes live!

    We also talk add ons. If you're thinking about using any please head to the HFEA to check out their traffic light system first.

    If you need more information about getting the Covid vaccination whilst pregnant please head to the RCOG where you will find their vaccination guidelines which are updated regularly.

    In addition to my chat with Chris I also share that I am still in my 2WW and, as part of that, am loving listening to my pregnancy Meditations.

    If you're interested in joining us at our Hang Out get together on Friday 20th August (just one of more meet ups being planned this year) make sure you join to be part of it! There are lots of other benefits to being a member too! Whilst you're at catstrawbridge.com you can also find out more about the other support I offer including the Finally Pregnant Yoga and Pilates Sessions.

    You can also sign up to received my Top 5 Strategies to Enjoy Your Pregnancy.

    If you enjoy the podcast please do take a moment to subscribe, rate and review it wherever you listen!

    Thank you to sponsors Melio Health. Melio offer blood tests before, during and after pregnancy: from non-invasive prenatal tests to general health checks, helping you and your family take control of their health. Find out more here.

    Much love,
    Cat x

    @tryingyears

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

MRWC 2 ,

Sheds important light on what pregnancy after loss or infertility is really like

This is such a great podcast for anyone who’s experienced infertility or pregnancy loss and now finds themselves pregnant, but equally I think the insight it offers into what it’s like to be ‘finally pregnant’ is really important even for those who may not have first-hand experience of some of the issues discussed. Cat is an engaging and welcoming interviewer and there have been so many moments where I’ve nodded vigorously along. Even though I’ve now had a baby I still find the conversations interesting and the sense of solidarity is really lovely - it’s so comforting to know that you’re not alone!

HanJ09 ,

One of my favourites

I’ve followed Cat for a while on Instagram and naturally came across her podcast- it’s very quickly became a firm favourite. From discussing the highs & the lows and some of her fabulous guests, everything TTC is covered. It’s refreshing to hear honest accounts of what a fertility journey can look like. Thank you!

Funfunfunfungusman ,

A lifeline

One of my favourite podcast, really informative and with brilliant guests. Cat is just wonderful too. Thank you Cat

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