18 episodes

The journey to motherhood isn’t always straightforward. Zinnia and Maya are two friends who talk frankly and openly about the highs and lows of their unconventional journeys to motherhood as well as the passing of their little angels, all the while giving listeners a dollop of hope and a reason to smile.

Topics include baby loss, stillbirth, grief, IVF, fertility, surrogacy and more.

Follow us on instagram @MakingItToMotherhood

Making It To Motherhood Making It To Motherhood

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The journey to motherhood isn’t always straightforward. Zinnia and Maya are two friends who talk frankly and openly about the highs and lows of their unconventional journeys to motherhood as well as the passing of their little angels, all the while giving listeners a dollop of hope and a reason to smile.

Topics include baby loss, stillbirth, grief, IVF, fertility, surrogacy and more.

Follow us on instagram @MakingItToMotherhood

    Episode 16 - Surrogacy abroad and trying for a baby in India, Canada and the US

    Episode 16 - Surrogacy abroad and trying for a baby in India, Canada and the US

    Miscarriages, multiple D and Cs, Ashermans Syndrome and being told you can’t carry a baby.

    Episode sixteen of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Anna Buxton talk about having to turn to international surrogacy and the different experiences she had in India and the United States, as well as Canada. Zinnia also discusses her own UK surrogacy journey and how it differs from surrogacy abroad.

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    • 53 min
    Episode 15 - Genetic screening - how it works and should you do it?

    Episode 15 - Genetic screening - how it works and should you do it?

    The world of genetics and genetic screening when it comes to having a baby can be incredibly complicated and daunting.

    Episode fifteen of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk to Genetics Counsellor, Paulina Nassab - a guru in all things genetic screening. They discuss the different types of screening available, current trends and what the future holds around genetics. Maya draws on her own experience of genetic screening after having lost her first son, Leo, to a rare genetic disorder.

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    • 46 min
    Episode 14 - Grief and coping with baby loss - advice from an expert

    Episode 14 - Grief and coping with baby loss - advice from an expert

    The grief journey after baby loss can be all consuming, and sometimes it can seem like there's no way forward.

    Episode fourteen of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya chat to Kay King - a birth loss doula and grief recovery specialist. Kay talks about the grief journey, navigating the fourth trimester, managing relationships and trying again after loss.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 13 - Twin Loss and managing a pregnancy with twin-to-twin transfer syndrome

    Episode 13 - Twin Loss and managing a pregnancy with twin-to-twin transfer syndrome

    You find out you're pregnant and that you're having twins. But then you're told about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

    Episode thirteen of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk to Lauren who was diagnosed with TTTS - a rollercoaster of a pregnancy journey that tragically ended in the passing of her beautiful boys.

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    • 47 min
    Episode 12 - IVF and genetic screening - sorting fact from fiction

    Episode 12 - IVF and genetic screening - sorting fact from fiction

    With an abundance of information out there on fertility treatment and genetics, it can be a minefield trying to navigate which avenue is right for you.

    Episode twelve of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya speak to Dr Davis, an experienced fertility consultant who also happens to be Maya's IVF doctor. Having worked at one of the world's best IVF clinics, he's also an expert in PGT screening, and willingly shares his knowledge and advice as well as debunks an IVF myth or two.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 11 - Micro Preemies and spending 67 days in NICU with premature twins

    Episode 11 - Micro Preemies and spending 67 days in NICU with premature twins

    You've been through hell and back trying to get pregnant, find out you're having twins, and then go into labour at just 28 weeks.

    Episode eleven of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk to Megan who gave birth to twins at 28 weeks and then spent a rollercoaster 67 days in NICU before finally being able to bring her babies home.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Seabee1900 ,

Declaration of Interest

I am Zinnia’s aunt so am not going to say anything about how amazing she and her family are - because they already know that.
What I thought I already knew was how amazing Helen is for carrying Hugo into this world.
I was both moved and fascinated to hear her talk about her views and her experience. In this podcast Helen talks with such candour of the different aspects that made her decide to be a surrogate, the impact on her family, the process and the reality of carrying someone else’s embryo.
For anyone considering surrogacy this podcast is a must listen - and for anyone not considering it, it is a must listen as a narrative of compassion and perseverance making a difference.

Cate997542 ,

Heartbreaking and heartwarming

Zinnia and Maya are two amazing but very down-to-earth and funny women who have gone through every parents worst nightmare. That they are able to have gone through what they have and are able to speak so eloquently and movingly about it is incredible. I couldn’t stop listening and cried and laughed in equal measure. A gem of a podcast.

IAP123 ,

Incredible women, invaluable resource

This podcast is honest, sensitive and no-nonsense - remarkable considering the impossible topic they’re discussing. Such an amazing resource for anyone in a similar situation, and also to shine a light on things we just don’t talk about openly enough.

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