26 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
    • 4.9 • 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.

    #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
    #22. IVF Behind The Scenes Reality Check: Ever Wondered How & Where Your Embryos Are Stored?

    #22. IVF Behind The Scenes Reality Check: Ever Wondered How & Where Your Embryos Are Stored?

    Ever wondered what they do behind the scenes in an IVF clinic? Have you ever pictured where and how your embryos are actually stored? 
     
    We're joined by two guests from TMRW Life Sciences, IVF mum and CEO Tara Comonte and embryologist and Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Specimen Services, Cynthia Hudson for an eye-opening episode about the realities of life on the other side of IVF. 
     
    TMRW Life Sciences have pioneered the world's first and only automated platform for the safe management, identification and storage of frozen human eggs and embryos - and when you realise exactly what goes on at the very centre of the IVF process, you'll wonder why this sort of tech isn't already in place. 
     
    A must-listen for anybody starting or undergoing treatment, to help you be completely informed about your choices.
     
    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. 

    • 56 min
    #21. Expert Ep: Male Infertility And Mental Health

    #21. Expert Ep: Male Infertility And Mental Health

    We're joined by expert guest psychotherapist, Noel McDermott. Noel has over 25 years of experience in health, social care, and education and we welcome him to the show to chat about male infertility specifically, and the impact that can have on mental health. 
     
    We quiz Noel on why infertility is seemingly such a 'taboo' topic especially among men, and how the psychological stress of infertility differs between men and women. Noel talks candidly about the impact stress and infertility can have on men in particular, in the bedroom, together with some  
    sage advice on how we can support our partners and get our relationships back on track. Noel certainly has some interesting things to say about infertility and parenting in general - what do you think?!  

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 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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