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An independent Australian podcast chronicling the diverse range of fertility stories, as told by those experiencing the treatment.

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An independent Australian podcast chronicling the diverse range of fertility stories, as told by those experiencing the treatment.

    Donna IVF Instagram Live

    Donna IVF Instagram Live

    This episode was recorded a little differently, as an instagram live! We sat with Donna the founder of The Conceiving Mind, and asked her how to survive the Christmas season while going through fertility treatment. The questions came in from you, our listeners, as we know how hard it can be to get through this ‘festive’ period while being in limbo with your treatment.

    Donna started The Conceiving Mind after going through fertility treatment herself and noticing a gap in treatment- emotional support. She developed an evidence based online program that guides people going through the three types of fertility treatment in 10 modules. Currently, Donna has partnered with a large IVF clinic in Brisbane to bring her program to their patients. A massive congratulations to Donna and Eve for prioritising patients mental and emotional well being during treatment.

    More information can be found at: https://www.theconceivingmind.com/

    https://evehealth.com.au/

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    • 51 min
    Beth Tay sachs IVF ICSI MC BFP ENDO

    Beth Tay sachs IVF ICSI MC BFP ENDO

    This weeks episode brings you Beths IVF journey. Beth describes volunteering to be an egg donor for some friends and finding out she is a carrier for Tay Sachs gene, and how this led to her down the road of IVF. Candidly, she discusses going through a bulk billing clinic, multiple rounds of IVF and early miscarriage. Beth had to actively advocate for herself, armed with information she requested extensive testing on her husbands sperm and her own body, despite her doctor not recommending the treatment. Eventually, she sought a second opinion with a private clinic, had a laparoscopy and was diagnosed with stage 3 Endometriosis and a blocked fallopian tube. We chat quite a bit about miscarriage and the ideas around sharing pregnancies in the first trimester in order to receive support.

    Since the interview, Beth has undergone her 5th round of IVF, although this time ICSI was the preferred method. They got 14 eggs, 8 mature and all 8 fertilised! Beth was able to transfer two beautiful blastocysts, however, there were none to freeze. She had an implant bleed at 6dp5dt and a strong positive home test the next day, but then 2 days later the home tests got lighter and it was confirmed that sadly Beth was losing her two babes to early miscarriage. Currently, she is engaging with treatment with a private specialist and is potentially looking into egg donation.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Brioney IVF MC BFP Bulk Billing

    Brioney IVF MC BFP Bulk Billing

    This weeks episode brings you Brioneys story with her fertility journey. Her and her husband Stuart knew that they wanted children and started quite quickly once they were married. Brioney fell pregnant with twins, sadly however, she miscarried those babies at 8 weeks. Throughout her episode we chat about Bulk Billing IVF, bring 40 with low AMH, and undergoing her egg pickup awake. She also discusses how going through IVF has impacted her relationship with those around her, in her bright and bubbly way. There is also some happy news that at the time of recording Brioney was pregnant, and has since had her beautiful baby Billie! Congratulations to Brioney and Stuart on their new arrival 😊

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Megan IVF ICSI OHSS MC BFP

    Megan IVF ICSI OHSS MC BFP

    In this weeks episode we chat with Megan about her IVF journey. Initially, their GP told her husband that there are no issues with her husbands sperm. After googling and realising that the numbers were quite low, she returned and demanded a referral to a fertility specialist. Megan chats about how she accessed her super to fund her treatment, OHSS, her miscarriage and finally getting a BFP which resulted in her little baby. We had such a lovely time talking to Megan, and learning about her pregnancy and postpartum period after going through IVF. We hope you enjoy listening to todays episode!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Emma IVF MC TI ENDO BFP

    Emma IVF MC TI ENDO BFP

    In this weeks episode, we chat with Emma and she recounts her fertility story. Emma chats about a few things that we haven’t touched on before, such as a post coital tests, adenomyosis and a tubal patency test. We also touch on her miscarriages and how Emma felt having those around her fall pregnant, while struggling to remain pregnant herself. When we interviewed Emma she was in the first trimester of pregnancy, and we are so happy to announce that she is currently 34 weeks pregnant and awaiting the arrival of her little one.

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    • 58 min
    Tahlia IVF BFP MMC FET

    Tahlia IVF BFP MMC FET

    In this weeks episode, we chat with Tahlia and she tells us about going through her round of IVF. While her IVF treatment is straightforward, post treatment unfortunately panned out differently for her. Tahlia experienced a missed miscarriage, and needed to go for a D&C, resulting in the need for further treatment. If this episode has stirred up some emotions for you, please see the links below for where you can seek support:

    https://www.panda.org.au/

    https://miscarriagesupport.org.au/

    https://www.sands.org.au/miscarriage

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

    At the time this episode was recorded, we were still in lockdown so you will hear us talking about that, amongst other things!

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    • 48 min

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