The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive - whether that's through experiencing loss, navigating IVF, IUI and infertility, or just not finding TTC as easy as we thought it would be at school. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin shares mindset hacks, real talk, practical tips and interviews others on how they've navigated their rocky road to parenthood. Join Robyn, an award-winning podcaster and qualified Life Coach and Mind Body Practitioner (with fertility warrior street cred too) as she helps you step back into the drivers' seat of your fertility journey and feeling calmer, more confident and more supported with every step.
When you feel upset about your friend’s pregnancy
One of the moments etched into my mind from my season of trying to conceive was a friend’s birthday party and it was one of many times that I felt sad.. And just deflated by a friend’s pregnancy.
I was still recovering from hyperstimlation and a medical miscarriage and the last thing on earth that I felt like doing was celebrating… and so while everyone else did, I dragged myself along with a big water bottle…. And while they all dressed up… I just wore a black summer dress.
This was my rock bottom season, and yet there she was, absolutely gorgeous and glowing with her four month pregnant belly.
In this podcast, I talk more about this story and what it felt like for me
My take on jealousy
The reframe that helped me feel better.
When you’re finally pregnant but terrified…
One of the biggest misconceptions that I work through with clients is that as soon as you get pregnant, the anxiety melts away - and I feel really passionate about not promoting that myth…. Because I’ve seen too many times that it keeps us stuck in not seeking help. Instead… what it does… is stop us from developing true emotional coping skills that will support us through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
On today’s podcast I talk about:
What getting pregnant looks like and what to expect
How getting help might change once you’re pregnant and what that looks like
How to take charge of your pregnancy now.
The best way to help your partner through infertility and loss
What is the best way to help your partner through infertility and loss… particularly if you’re also struggling with it all yourself?
Listening to this podcast could be a combination of many different folks! It could be husbands, wives, same sex couples - and within that, differing dynamics of energy.
It hurts, truly to see your partner really struggling with navigating next steps… and just life… while they’re trying to conceive and working through infertility, pregnancy loss and generally disappointment month after month, while often being expected to continue on with their life (with potentially other people not knowing about what they’re going through) as if they aren’t going through the biggest upheaval of their lives.
So what is the number 1 way to support your partner through infertility, pregnancy loss and other factors in TTC that make it incredibly emotionally hard.
On today’s podcast, I talk about:
The differences between men and women
The research on the emotional toll and how it affects men and women differently (but also in some circumstances similarly)
The different coping strategies (and which ones have been proven more successful for men vs women)
Lastly, the number 1 thing you can do to support your partner through infertility.
7 reasons to develop a strong mindset through infertility
On today’s podcast I talk about 7 really compelling reasons why you might decide to shift your focus to, and invest in cultivating a strong mindset, and some of these are things you may not have thought of before.
When I talk about investment, I’m not just talking about money (although obviously sometimes things cost money! ha!) but I’m also talking about…. Shifting your mental load and focus, prioritising your time and investing in being open to change.
Truly… the way you’re feeling and dealing through infertility, loss and trying to conceive, can have a positive ripple effect throughout your entire life… not just for what is going on for you now.. But in terms of the future you and any future setbacks or challenges you experience in the future.
Tune into today’s podcast and let me know what you think. I’m so humbled that so many of you listen to me every Wednesday. A BIG thank you. Here’s 7 reasons to develop a strong mindset through infertility.
What healing REALLY looks like
We had a support call in our Fully Supported community (we have them weekly FYI - and Fully Supported is my membership program for folks who've completed The Reset and want more resources, support and community. You can learn more about The Reset here).
But on the call I always open up with a quote or something to ponder. Last week, I shared this quote:
Healing doesn't have to look magical or pretty. Real healing is hard, exhausting and draining. Let yourself go through it. Don't try to paint it as anything other than what it is. Be there for yourself without judgement.
And this really stood out to me because so many people expect that you can start the process of healing, and it's this instant process of feeling like you're walking through a candyland
8 beliefs that are a game changer for mental health
Over the years I've had certain beliefs that have shifted.... That have been game changers for my mental health and moving forward. In today's podcast, I talk about right of these game changers and how these have benefitted my life (and how they can benefit yours too!).
It's a pretty broad spectrum... but once you can start making shifts in your mindset, it starts to filter down through to the decisions you make... and then the experiences that you have of life, how you weather the storms of life and generally the lens through which you view your life. Which flows through to your mental health.
Tune into the podcast and let me know what you think! On the podcast I also mentioned my Instagram - and yep! I share lots of additional trainings and resources over on Instagram, as well as a big Q+A sticker on Wednesday's and on Friday's (to lighten the mood) I share some funny memes I've come across (and almost always - they've got nothing to do with fertility or trying to conceive!). Come and follow me @robynbirkin
11/11/20 Episode- fertility questions answered
Really found this episode useful. Lots of proven advice discussing endometriosis, PCOS, AMH levels, diet, myths etc. Very reassuring information during a difficult subject.
Don’t waste your time
Listened to one episode today what I think was named ‘my advice’ or something.
Basically her and a nutritionist having a phone covo about the keeto diet.
What I found most patronising is that she said the nutritionist has been in our shoes as she has had 1 baby and is pregnant again, both pregnancies were conceived quickly.... so nothing like some of us then
Gave totally different advice to all the others o have listened to. She said if you get a period you can pretty much be certain that you ovulated. All the other podcasts I’ve listened to said annovulation can happen all the time and you still get a period. Totally confusing.