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Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
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Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF Big Fat Negative

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 30 Ratings

Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
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    You gotta fight! For your right! To have NHS-funded IVF!

    You gotta fight! For your right! To have NHS-funded IVF!

    Gabby and Emma are talking to Jynna Yarrum, a CBT therapist and trainer who fought her CCG to get NHS-funded IVF - and won.
    Outside of that interview, please be aware that some very hungover book promoting is taking place. It isn't pretty.
    Swears (and groans) throughout.

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    • 50 min
    Pippa Vosper on pregnancy loss

    Pippa Vosper on pregnancy loss

    Writer, presenter and brand consultant Pippa Vosper joins us to talk about the loss of her baby boy and the infertility journey that followed, and why she has chosen to write a book about it.
    Meanwhile, Gabby and Emma are being very boring about their book. Sorry about that - but don't let that put you off ordering it. It's available on Amazon and at all good book shops.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 59 min
    Finally talking TFMR

    Finally talking TFMR

    Termination for medical reasons: it's such a difficult subject, Emma hasn't been able to bring herself to talk about it. Until now. We're joined by Hayley Manning, the co-host of Time to Talk TFMR, a podcast where women share their experiences of making an impossible choice. You can find Hayley's podcast on all good platforms.
    If you want to enter the book competition, email bigfatnegativepodcast@gmail.com with your answer and the subject line "BFN Book Win". Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 18 January.
    Swears throughout this episode.

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    • 50 min
    How it feels to discover you're donor conceived

    How it feels to discover you're donor conceived

    The girls are joined this week by Lizzie, who discovered two years ago that she was conceived through a sperm donor. She talks about how that felt, how she's come to terms with it and what it means to go from only child to one of 11 half-siblings (and counting).
    Swears throughout.

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    • 57 min
    Doing your own research, with Professor Joyce Harper

    Doing your own research, with Professor Joyce Harper

    Professor Joyce Harper has spent 30 years on both sides of the IVF counter: as an embryologist, professor of women's health and one of Europe's leading voices on fertility treatment, and also as an IVF patient. She joins us to explain how to do your own research: how to read scientific papers, how to spot a dodgy study and how to get clued-up on your own treatment.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Raquel Horn on late miscarriage

    Raquel Horn on late miscarriage

    The girls are back with a new series - kicking off with entrepreneur, TV star and hip hop royalty Raquel 'Rocky' Horn, who talks us through her infertility 'jourrrrney' and why she has chosen to share it with the world, and explains what it's like when you're a stepmother who desperately wants her own baby.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Carlaesilva ,

It’s just the best full stop

It’s always great when we can have a laugh in the middle of everything that is going on with our TCC “journey”. Emma and Gabby helps us to do that.
I tried another podcasts out there and they are so depressing.
Trust me , no need to look anywhere else for TCC / Infertility podcasts. You just found the best.
Thank you ladies for the awesome job. It just gets better and better.

Mrsmaggot ,

Good but concerned re topic shift

I’m concerned that this has turned from an infertility/ivf podcast to a pregnancy podcast. I still love the information pieces and the interviews but probably won’t continue to listen as the emphasis has switched to pregnancy. There are plenty of pregnancy podcasts and I don’t need another one. Shame, because I’ve really loved listening up to now.

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