The Donor Project Podcast is designed to educate, empower and inspire couples to think beyond “infertility” and consider all the possibilities to fulfill their dream of becoming a parent, but also to change the conversation around what it means to have a donor-egg conceived child.
Because every woman deserves the opportunity to be a Mama and every man a Dad.
The Donor Project Episode 6: "How to prepare for a successful pregnancy using donor egg/sperm.”
In this episode, the amazing Dr Marc Sklar, aka The Fertility Expert, and I discuss why it is important to prepare your body and mind for your donor egg/sperm pregnancy. Just because you are using young eggs or sperm does not guarantee a successful outcome. We discuss the impact of health of the intending mum & her genetic influence (yes your baby does inherit some of your DNA), how to improve endometrial lining and receptivity for embryo implantation, and the role of acupuncture in DEIVF. For the intending dads, we talk about the role of the male when we are trying to create super embryos- we don’t want to mix crappy sperm with gorgeous young eggs, and how to improve sperm quality- nutrients, exercise & lifestyle. I can't wait for you to listen.
Enjoy! Love MM 💞
I’d love for you to share this episode, subscribe and rate the podcast on all major platforms. You can find us on IG & FB @thedonorproject or @drmirandamyles
The Donor Project Episode 5: "Moving From IVF to DEIVF”.
Welcome to Episode 5 of The Donor Project Podcast: "Moving From IVF to DEIVF” with Joanna Tan @ivf_tribe @joannasblissballs on Instagram.
In this episode, Joanna and I share our own IVF and DEIVF stories from her hospital quarantine in Malaysia where she is preparing to go through her first DEIVF cycle! Why Malaysia? Why hospital quarantine? You’ll need to listen to find out! Joanna is a breath of fresh air and our conversation is real and raw as we speak from the heart about failed IVF attempts, the decision to use donor eggs, choosing a donor, how the men in our lives feel, nutrients to prepare for implantation, and pregnancy, and so much more. A must for anyone considering using donor eggs to create their unique family.
Enjoy! Love MM 💞
The Donor Project Episode 4: “How to navigate using donor eggs in Australia".
Episode 4 of The Donor Project Podcast: “How to navigate using donor eggs in Australia"- an intimate chat with Obstetrician Dr. Joseph Sgroi.
“No woman ever regretted using donor eggs to create their family” - Dr Joe Sgroi.
If you have ever thought about using, or need to use donor eggs to create your family, this episode is an absolute must.
Renowned Melbourne Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist, the incredible Dr. Joe Sgroi, aka The Baby Catcher, and I discuss everything you need to know about using donor eggs in Australia.
From the decision making process, and the amazing opportunity that donor egg IVF affords women that may otherwise not become a mum, to the political loopholes and the difficulties that can be faced we cover it all. And yes, we do get political.
You can find Dr. Joe IG: @drjosephsgroi
The Donor Project Episode 3: “Why Men’s Health Matters In Baby-Making”
Men are 50% responsible for getting pregnant. How is your men’s health? This episode is a must for everyone wanting to conceive. “Why men’s health matters in baby-making” an intimate chat with Charlie Goldsmith.
Quality eggs + quality sperm make quality embryos. Sperm health and male fertility has substantially declined over the last 50 years and is a reflection of their general health.
In this episode, Charlie and I explore the impact of men’s physical, mental and emotional health on not only sperm quality but the subsequent health of a child. Charlie shares with us fascinating insights into the impact of parenting styles, unhealthy lifestyle habits including addiction on men’s health.
Charlie Goldsmith aka ‘The Healer’ has his own US TV show The Healer, he is the founder and managing director of Cassette advertising agency, and is passionate about health and good food creating My Good Habits, a mind, nutrition, and fitness program designed to share his personal habits.
And on top of all of that Charlie has just opened an incredible, nothing like it, healthy fast food cafe called Saucery.
You can find Charlie:
FB / IG @charliegoldsmith @eatsaucery @cassettesnaps
The Donor Project Episode 2: "Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Using Donor Eggs".
Episode 2: "Why Is It So Hard To Find An Egg Donor?"
Did you know that one in six Australian couples of reproductive age experience difficulties conceiving? Egg donation is an amazing contemporary approach offering women unsuccessful in using their own eggs, the opportunity of pregnancy, and the dream of creating their family.
If you are considering using donor eggs to create your unique family, or just simply want to learn more about the ins and outs of using an egg donor, then this episode is for you.
In today's episode, I fly solo and share with you the most important things you need to know about using donor eggs to create your family. Topics we will cover:
- Who is egg donation for
- How to find an egg donor in Australia & the Australian specific rules and regulations that make local egg donor processes so difficult, and why I want to advocate for change
- The differences between using an egg donor locally compared with overseas
- Known vs anonymous egg donor processes
- How the Pandemic has highlighted the difficulties even more for Australians seeking to use donor eggs
- The live birth success rate using donor eggs
- To tell or not to tell
Because every woman deserves the opportunity to be a mum and every man a dad....
I’d love for you to share this episode, subscribe and rate the podcast on all major platforms.
You can find us on IG & FB @thedonorproject or @drmirandamyles
The Donor Project Podcast Episode 1: "Just The 5 Of Us”
Episode 1: "Just The 5 Of Us” - my story using donor eggs to create my family. Enjoy.