28 episodes

Jamie and Ellie aka 'Jellie' team up to bring you a podcast about infertility, TTC, IVF and ICSI. A show focused around their third and final IVF cycle, as well as regular interviews with guests who share their own stories and experts who can offer advice.

The JelliePod Ellie Thompson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Jamie and Ellie aka 'Jellie' team up to bring you a podcast about infertility, TTC, IVF and ICSI. A show focused around their third and final IVF cycle, as well as regular interviews with guests who share their own stories and experts who can offer advice.

    #28. Expert Ep: Male Infertility Explained. By Professor Suks Minhas Consultant Urologist and Lead Andrologist

    #28. Expert Ep: Male Infertility Explained. By Professor Suks Minhas Consultant Urologist and Lead Andrologist

    We welcome Professor Suks Minhas, Consultant Urologist and Andrologist from the Lister Fertility Clinic and Imperial College Healthcare London to the show to discuss male infertility. 
     
    Together we cover the basics, from different problems with sperm to exactly what you might expect from a semen analysis and fertility testing in men, as well as what you can be doing to improve sperm health. 
     
    A huge thank you to Professor Suks Minhas to taking his time out to come on the show. Please give us a good rating if you found the episode useful, ratings really help to get the word out. 
     
    Contact: jelliediary@gmail.com. 
     
    Follow Jellie on Instagram and Facebook. Check out their vlogs of documenting every step of their three IVF cycles in 2016, 2018, and 2021. 
     
    Join their warm and friendly (and small!) IVF/TTC support group on Facebook. 

    • 47 min
    #27. My Baby's Due Date Came and Went

    #27. My Baby's Due Date Came and Went

    Jellie are back with a personal episode to mark World Infertility Awareness Month and the due date of the baby they lost as a result of a biochemical pregnancy following their final IVF cycle in October last year. 

    • 18 min
    #26. Expert Ep: Fertility Nutritionist Expert Charlotte Grand Shares Top Tips And Advice

    #26. Expert Ep: Fertility Nutritionist Expert Charlotte Grand Shares Top Tips And Advice

    We welcome fertility nutrition expert and founder of The Fertility Kitchen Charlotte Grand to the show to discuss how big a role food plays in fertility. 
     
    Charlotte's on a mission to educate and inspire other women to listen to their bodies and take control of their own health. We ask her all about her own background and IVF journeys, and she answers our questions on fertility, gut health, foods to avoid and foods to stock up on, and how they all play a role when it comes to our hormones.
     
    We also quiz Charlotte on what she thinks about the traditions or superstitions of eating certain foods post-transfer, - yep, we're talking pineapples and Maccy D's fries. 
     
    For ongoing advice and some fantastic recipes to inspire you on your journey, check out Charlotte on Instagram. 
     
    About Jellie 
     
    Contact: jelliediary@gmail.com. 
     
    Follow Jellie on Instagram and Facebook. Check out their vlogs of documenting every step of their three IVF cycles in 2016, 2018, and 2021. 
     
    Join their warm and friendly (and small!) IVF/TTC support group on Facebook. 

    • 57 min
    #25. Expert Ep: What Is Natural IVF & Mild IVF? Dr. Geeta Nargund Reveals All

    #25. Expert Ep: What Is Natural IVF & Mild IVF? Dr. Geeta Nargund Reveals All

    In our latest podcast ep, we're joined by Dr. Geeta Nargund, Lead Consultant for Reproductive Medicine at St. George's Hospital, London and Medical Director of CREATE Fertility. 
     
    We ask Dr. Nargund to explain the differences between conventional IVF/ICSI, natural IVF and Mild IVF and how the costs and success rates compare. We talk through the pros and cons of natural and milk IVF and ask why all clinics aren't offering this method of treatment. 

    • 40 min
    #24. Expert Ep: Top Embryologist Victoria Wigley On 'All About Embryology' A Groundbreaking New Support Service

    #24. Expert Ep: Top Embryologist Victoria Wigley On 'All About Embryology' A Groundbreaking New Support Service

    We welcome experienced clinical embryologist Victoria Wigley to the show to discuss the role that embryologists play when it comes to their patients. Victoria tells us all about her new independent embryology consultation service, ‘All About Embryology’, set up to support and advise patients going through fertility treatment, and shares key pieces of advice for couples starting out on their journey.
     
    An insightful episode into how embryologists work, and a must-listen for couples going through treatment. 
     
    Show notes: 
     
    You can contact Victoria via her website: All About Embryology and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
     
    Ask Victoria happens on the first Tuesday of the month at IVF/TTC support group on Facebook. 
     
    Contact: jelliediary@gmail.com. 
     
    Follow Jellie on Instagram and Facebook. Check out their vlogs of documenting every step of their three IVF cycles in 2016, 2018, and 2021. 
     
    Join their warm and friendly (and small!) IVF/TTC support group on Facebook. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #23. Guest Ep: Dealing With Secondary Infertility, An Oophorectomy And IVF

    #23. Guest Ep: Dealing With Secondary Infertility, An Oophorectomy And IVF

    We welcome Kat from West Sussex, who chats to us about her journey of secondary infertility. 
    Kat experienced an ovarian cancer scare at 27 years old and had a rugby-ball-sized cyst removed that also led to the removal of her right ovary. 
    She went on to have her first son naturally, but after finding a second cyst, it made trying for a second child almost impossible.
    It was then Kat and her husband decided to go down the IVF route to try for their second baby... Find out how they got on in this episode. 
    Contact: jelliediary@gmail.com. 
     
    Follow Jellie on Instagram and Facebook. Check out their vlogs of documenting every step of their three IVF cycles in 2016, 2018, and 2021. 
     
    Join their warm and friendly (and small!) IVF/TTC support group on Facebook. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

LauraLoo2020 ,

Fantastic podcast all things Fertility

Would highly recommend this podcast.Ellie and Jamie speak very openly about their own personal journey & it’s so interesting to hear from their different guests each week.Whether your struggling to conceive naturally and just want some reassurance or starting out on IVF,this is a must listen podcast.

RedFox81* ,

LorrW

I really enjoyed the first few episodes and found your vlog in the past so helpful but have had to stop listening due to negativity re: getting pregnant over 40.
I’m so sorry your latest transfer didn’t work, it’s so heart breaking for you .
But a large percentage of us listening and still trying for our first successful cycle are near or over 40. Obviously we all know it’s harder but we need positive and hope as it’s not impossible .

LuisaMarchant ,

Thank you!

We have followed Ellie and Jamie’s journey for a few years but now find ourselves in the position of needing IVF ourselves and turn to the Jelliepod episodes for answers to all of our questions.
It has been such a great help in the past few months, so thank you!

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