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The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn is the founder of The Fertility Warrior Intensive, a 12 Week Mind Body Fertility Program.

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The Fertility Warrior‪s‬ Robyn Birkin

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The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn is the founder of The Fertility Warrior Intensive, a 12 Week Mind Body Fertility Program.

--> Follow Robyn on Instagram at @robynbirkin
--> robynbirkin.com
--> Download her free PDF of the 3 BIGGEST Game Changers on her journey at bit.ly/fertilitywarriorsgamechangers

    How to choose a fertility clinic (and specialist!)

    How to choose a fertility clinic (and specialist!)

    Today on the podcast it's my absolute pleasure to welcome fellow Aussie, Lucy Lines of Two Lines Fertility in Melbourne Australia (although ALL of the stuff we chatted about is totally relevant across the globe.

    Here are a few highlights from our chat together

    Choosing your clinic and Specialist

    - your fertility clinic is going to play a really important part in how your family grows over the coming months/years, so choosing where to go is a super important step
    - different people respond differently to different people - not everyone is for everyone (in fact, very Rarely is any one person for everyone!) - it's important to choose someone you like and someone you TRUST
    - think about the clinic FIRST and the individual specialist SECOND. The clinic is where the nurses, counsellors and importantly the LAB are. The nurses and counsellors are really important for your cycle management, but the lab has the greatest influence over your outcome. How the lab deal with the eggs and sperm and grow the embryos has the greatest impact on your outcome and small changes within the lab can make a big difference. The fertility specialist, nurses and counsellors are responsible for managing your treatment, interacting with you and ensuring that the raw materials that are delivered to the lab (the eggs and sperm) are the best they can be.. but the lab does the rest.

    - There are lots of things to think about when choosing a clinic:
    - location
    - reputation and results
    - clinic policies

    - choosing a specialist
    - gender
    - sub-speciality
    - other specialities
    - do they offer add-ons?
    - is this YOUR person? fertility specialists are human - they have good days and bad days, they have particular areas of specialisation, and they have personalities - find one that matches YOU

    • 46 min
    Feeling the pressure of when your parents want grandchildren

    Feeling the pressure of when your parents want grandchildren

    I remember when we were trying to conceive... but before anyone knew anything about our journey, and my father looking at me square in the eyes and telling me that if we couldn't have children, we should just adopt.

    We'd been together for YEARS before we got married and several years after that before we had tried to have children. I don't know if it was just an off the cuff remark or whether deep down my father suspected that we were having trouble conceiving.

    But nonetheless, I felt this deep pressure to deliver grandchildren, over and above the desires and the wishes that I also had.

    Can you relate?
    Do you feel like a big portion of your life is lived spent trying to please your parents?
    Do you feel like sometimes there's things that you want in your life, that are maybe a bit risky or different to what you think they'd approve of, and that you're possibly playing life safely as a result?

    Learn about my process of unlearning and separating myself and my wants and desires from that of what I believed my parents wanted in this week's podcast.

    • 17 min
    39 lessons in 39 years

    39 lessons in 39 years

    I turned 39 in January! Truth be told I'm actually REALLY excited about entering this chapter in my life. I can honestly say I've learnt SO much more in my 30s than at many other times in my life - my infertility journey triggered this uncomfortable growth in me, that I can now also look back on with gratitude for the lessons it provided to me.

    Tune into this week's podcast where I share my biggest lessons over the last 39 years although below are the cliff notes. Enjoy! And reach out to me on Instagram to let me know what you think.

    •How you speak to yourself, is one of the important things you can control
    •Stop looking at what you want to achieve or do, and start thinking about how you want to feel
    •Most of the time, in the present moment, things are fine, safe and boring
    •You only live once
    •There is never a wrong decision
    •Stop caring so much about what your parents want and start thinking about what YOU want
    •Deep down inside, YOU know the answer
    •Money is a renewable resource, time is not
    •Never discount the lessons in the journey
    •The worst-case rarely ever happens. Neither does the best case. It's usually somewhere in the middle
    •Everyone deserves respect
    •Often, what triggers you (or what triggers someone else) is more about you and less about them
    •Perfection is a unicorn
    •Balance is BS
    •Do the scary things
    •Most things are change-your-mindable
    •Most things are figureoutable if you commit to navigating solutions
    •>> But you get to choose whether you want to take the shortcut
    •The 5 minute rule >> ask yourself - what do I need right now
    •Get a cleaner
    •You can control more things than you think
    •Everyone suffers
    •Expect obstacles
    •Being hopeful feels better than trying not to get your hopes up
    •Crying feels good
    •A hot (or cold) shower or a walk outside fixes most things
    •Get your mind right FIRST
    •Women do not exist on a 24-hour cycle
    •Sometimes the rest is the work
    •Sometimes it's not giving up, it's changing priorities
    •Life has seasons
    •Guilt is a motherf*cker
    •Sometimes things take time - it's not about quitting or giving up or that it's not working, it's that you're still on the path to getting it there
    •Sometimes friendships hibernate
    •Your mood is a mirror
    •You should always make your bed
    •You don't need to believe everything your brain tells you
    •Meaningful human connection is a life force
    •Your future could look NOTHING like you had ever planned and be a THOUSAND times better than you could have ever imagined

    • 48 min
    BTS: If you didn't choose a word this year

    BTS: If you didn't choose a word this year

    Hellooooo and welcome to my Behind the Scenes Series for January. Today's topic is about choosing (or not choosing) a word for the year.

    These podcasts are taken from inside the private Fertility Warrior Family Facebook Group that accompanies my signature 12 week program. The Fertility Warrior Intensive. These are NOT the training videos or modules from within the course, but within our private Facebook Group, I jump in with regular group coaching and support for warriors - I'm super active in there and drop in every few days with videos, images, thoughts - support, advice, real talk - you name it, and then once a month we do a big group coaching session.

    There is SO much to this program, and I'd love to share more with you - to learn more, jump on the waitlist here: robynbirkin.com/warrior - we'll be opening the doors to the program in February and we'd love to welcome you as our latest warrior.

    • 11 min
    BTS: What to do when you feel triggered

    BTS: What to do when you feel triggered

    Hellooooo and welcome to my Behind the Scenes Series for January. Today's topic is about what to do if you feel triggered by something.

    These podcasts are taken from inside the private Fertility Warrior Family Facebook Group that accompanies my signature 12 week program. The Fertility Warrior Intensive. These are NOT the training videos or modules from within the course, but within our private Facebook Group, I jump in with regular group coaching and support for warriors - I'm super active in there and drop in every few days with videos, images, thoughts - support, advice, real talk - you name it, and then once a month we do a big group coaching session.

    There is SO much to this program, and I'd love to share more with you - to learn more, jump on the waitlist here: robynbirkin.com/warrior - we'll be opening the doors to the program in February and we'd love to welcome you as our latest warrior.

    • 13 min
    BTS: On being solutions focused

    BTS: On being solutions focused

    Hellooooo and welcome to my Behind the Scenes Series for January. Today's topic is about being solutions-focused, and I share two experiences that I had that encouraged me to look for the solutions, rather than focus on the problem at hand.

    These podcasts are taken from inside the private Fertility Warrior Family Facebook Group that accompanies my signature 12 week program. The Fertility Warrior Intensive. These are NOT the training videos or modules from within the course, but within our private Facebook Group, I jump in with regular group coaching and support for warriors - I'm super active in there and drop in every few days with videos, images, thoughts - support, advice, real talk - you name it, and then once a month we do a big group coaching session.

    There is SO much to this program, and I'd love to share more with you - to learn more, jump on the waitlist here: robynbirkin.com/warrior - we'll be opening the doors to the program in February and we'd love to welcome you as our latest warrior.

    • 12 min

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