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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.

Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IV‪F‬ Big Fat Negative

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9 • 307 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.

    The BFN Christmas Party 2020

    The BFN Christmas Party 2020

    Hi! Are you a new listener? It might help to go back and listen from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.


    Crack open a bottle and dig out your novelty Santa hats: you're joining us mid-way through the BFN Christmas party. Gabby, Liz and Emma discuss Christmases past and present and answer questions from listeners. TRIGGER WARNING: the end of this episode includes an update and Gabby and Emma's babies - but we give you plenty of warning in advance.


    Have a lovely Christmas everyone! We'll be back next year. In the meantime, you can subscribe to our newsletter, The Waiting Room, at bigfatnegative.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min

    Our Worst Guests Ever; IUI

    Our Worst Guests Ever; IUI

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be helpful to go to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there. You'll get to know us better that way.


    It's the last episode of the third series, and unfortunately we've got by far the worst guests ever on the show. Sorry about that. Have a listen anyway and let us know what you think. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are reflecting on their cycle so far, while Professor Tim tackles IUI - when is it useful and what can help?


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    Some swears.
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    All Our Eggs' Martha Goddard; Embryo disposal

    All Our Eggs' Martha Goddard; Embryo disposal

    Martha Goddard is the co-writer and director of All Our Eggs, a series of micro-shorts (the film kind, not the pants kind) chronicling one couple's five-year infertility 'journey' (sorry). Martha joins us to talk about what inspired her to create it, and why she was drawn to the story. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have taken one step forward and two steps back, while Professor Tim tackles embryo disposal.
     
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    Self Advocacy with Broken Brown Egg; Sperm O'Clock

    Self Advocacy with Broken Brown Egg; Sperm O'Clock

    Regina Townsend is the founder of Broken Brown Egg, an advocacy group for women of colour who are going through infertility. She discusses her years-long infertility battle and how she learned to fight her own corner. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are off to the clinic, while Professor Tim Child is talking sperm - is there a good time for them?
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Taking Inspiration From Infertility With Anna German; Sleep

    Taking Inspiration From Infertility With Anna German; Sleep

    Anna German is an illustrator and art teacher whose picture book, So When Are You Going to Have Kids?, explains what it feels like to be asked that question when you are trying to conceive. We talk to her about how she drew creative inspiration from her five-year struggle.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Noles1985 ,

Funny, informative, and relatable

Love this podcast bringing light to a lot of topics that people don’t talk about when ttc. So glad to feel I’m not alone in my feelings.

Keke1686 ,

Listen for comfort and laughs!

Thank you Gabby and Emma! This podcast has provided me with so much comfort, understanding, and (big, needed) laughs!! The way that you both talk about all of the “stuff” that IVF cardholders deal with is so honest, real, and appreciated.

BJaques ,

Cannot recommend BFN enough...

I am 20 months into our TTC “journey,” and I recently discovered BFN. I am not exaggerating when I say I am binging this podcast (I am a California hairstylist who is out of work due to Covid-19, so I currently have a LOT of time to fill). Gabby and Emma are wonderful, I am learning a lot and finding comfort and emotional support. Spoiler: I was a bit negatively triggered when they both had success with IVF (of course happy for them!), but they have handled it with such awareness and sensitivity that I love them even more. I love every guest interview, but Yvonne John’s will forever hold a special place in my heart 🥲. (This IS grief, and mourning, and I think of the baby names we’ve had picked out for years every single day.) I feel heard, vindicated, not crazy, loved and supported from this podcast. My husband pokes fun at me because I am now regularly speaking in an accent, and referring to him as Mr. Bridget (I am “a Gabby” 🥂). Thank you both for creating this safe space for me. 🍍💔

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