106 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 348 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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    Fertility Show special

    Fertility Show special

    Gabby and Emma speak to Sophie Sulehria and Laura Biggs from the Fertility Show ahead of their appearance at the show next month, and in IVF WTF, Gabby asks Dr Wael Saab, fertility consultant and Deputy Clinical Director at the CRGH, about some of the basics of IVF.
    If you want tickets to the show, use the code BFN20 to get 20% off at checkout, valid until midnight on 7 May. Book tickets at fertilityshow.co.uk.


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    • 57 min
    Catching up with Sophie

    Catching up with Sophie

    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains people describing the result of fertility treatment. if you can't listen right now, switch off when we tell you (after 18:14).
    Emma and Gabby catch up with Sophie, their guest from last season, to find out what happened after her egg collection - and where she's at now.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Embryology 101 with Alease the Embryologist

    Embryology 101 with Alease the Embryologist

    This week, Gabby talks to TikTok star and embryologist Alease Daniel about how embryos are made, what embryologists are looking for - and whether embryo grades really make a difference.
    Emma and Gabby also discuss This Is Going to Hurt, the new BBC series.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 53 min
    Toby Trice: Why balls matter

    Toby Trice: Why balls matter

    Gabby and Emma speak to Toby Trice, a racing driver with a mission to spread the word about male infertility, and why men need to be checked out too. He talks about his jourrrney and why he is committed to helping men talk about their experiences.
    Swears throughout.

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    • 47 min
    What happens to your body after miscarriage

    What happens to your body after miscarriage

    What happens to your body after miscarriage? Emma speaks to Lyanne Nicholl, the author of Your Postnatal Body, who explains why focusing on the physicality of loss and grief is important - and why doctors' suggestion that 'it's just like a heavy period' is often wrong.
    Swears (and rampant Britishisms) throughout.

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    • 53 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

hmm098 ,

The best!

So helpful and informative.

just smile :) ,

Relatable

Gabby and Emma have been such a ray of light in my TTC journey. Just when I was feeling down, alone and like no one understood I stumbled across this podcast and what a breath of fresh air. Totally relatable to all the feels especially to the dang two week wait! I’ve just started from the beginning and have been binge listening. Listening to them is like chatting with close friends about what I’m going through. Emma, Gabby thank y’all so much. I 100% recommend this for anyone in the TTC community!

Mfskesha ,

Best TTC podcast there is

Emma and Gabby are the friends that I never knew I needed. I have enjoyed listening to their podcast during my continuous TTC journey. They make me laugh, cry and answer all my questions. Would recommend to anyone dealing with fertility issues!

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