60 episodes

Hi. I'm Alice.
After my own fertility journey I wanted to support and empower other people facing one too. I needed:

powerful tools to cope

crucial information

must have mindset hacks

connection to a community who got it


So, on board my podcast the Life Raft this is what you'll find.
It's a totally safe space, so you can get cosy and listen to warm, honest, sometimes funny, inspiring and uplifting conversations with leading life coaches; mindset experts, thought leaders, real life patients plus topical news and so much more.
I am determined to make this all just feel much less scary or overwhelming for you, less lonely and much more manageable, whatever your story. It is time to radically change the narrative for people going through all this (and our wider society).
Also, I promise never, ever to tell you to 'just relax'. Not on my watch.
PLUS when you subscribe, rate and review I'll send you a big box of chocolate brownies OK?? The more ratings and reviews we receive, the more people will find it and hopefully use it to build their own Life Raft. (*alright the brownies were a big fat lie, but I will send you a LOT of virtual love).
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Oh, also I have an amazingly positive and lovely Instagram community so come and find us there for more support.
If you're ready to start feeling better right now, head to fertilityliferaft.com where you can find actionable, bite-sized downloads including my best selling 10 day mindset shift course.
Take care,
Axx

Fertility Life Raft Alice Rose

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

Hi. I'm Alice.
After my own fertility journey I wanted to support and empower other people facing one too. I needed:

powerful tools to cope

crucial information

must have mindset hacks

connection to a community who got it


So, on board my podcast the Life Raft this is what you'll find.
It's a totally safe space, so you can get cosy and listen to warm, honest, sometimes funny, inspiring and uplifting conversations with leading life coaches; mindset experts, thought leaders, real life patients plus topical news and so much more.
I am determined to make this all just feel much less scary or overwhelming for you, less lonely and much more manageable, whatever your story. It is time to radically change the narrative for people going through all this (and our wider society).
Also, I promise never, ever to tell you to 'just relax'. Not on my watch.
PLUS when you subscribe, rate and review I'll send you a big box of chocolate brownies OK?? The more ratings and reviews we receive, the more people will find it and hopefully use it to build their own Life Raft. (*alright the brownies were a big fat lie, but I will send you a LOT of virtual love).
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Oh, also I have an amazingly positive and lovely Instagram community so come and find us there for more support.
If you're ready to start feeling better right now, head to fertilityliferaft.com where you can find actionable, bite-sized downloads including my best selling 10 day mindset shift course.
Take care,
Axx

    When Life Doesn't Go To Plan with Jessica Hepburn

    When Life Doesn't Go To Plan with Jessica Hepburn

    What a TOTAL honour to bring you this episode on publication day for Jessica Hepburn's third book, "Save Me from the Waves."
    Jessica's journey from heartbreak- after unsuccessful IVF and the breakdown of her marriage - to triumph is the central theme of our conversation. We delve into her transformation from a self-proclaimed "unlikely athlete" to the first and only woman to complete the Sea Street Summit Challenge, which includes swimming the English Channel, running the London Marathon, and climbing Mount Everest.
    Yes. You read that correctly.
    This is just the coolest book - weaving together Jessica's love/obsession (!) with the BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs with her Everest training and eventual summit - it really is such a wonderful read.
    Back in November, I met Jessica in a cosy basement office for tea, sounds of London in the background, which is entirely appropriate (you'll understand this when you read the book)!
    As we discuss her book (Buy it here now, do not hesitate!), Jessica opens up about her fertility struggles, the trauma of unsuccessful IVF treatments, and the emotional toll it took on her. She reflects on the psychological and physical injuries she endured during her Everest summit, highlighting the parallels between her fertility journey and her mountain expedition.
    Jessica emphasises the importance of acknowledging and honouring emotions, from anger to sadness, and the power of turning pain into purpose. She shares insights on the complexities of grief, the significance of finding joy in small moments, and the transformative nature of storytelling.
    Jessica's motto, to live "big and brave" echoes through all of our conversation - by embracing vulnerability, telling her truth, and inspiring others to embark on their own adventures of resilience and self-discovery. "Save Me from the Waves" serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment for those navigating their own journeys of healing and transformation.
    Jessica's substack is here and her Instagram is here.
    Come over to the Life Raft website where you'll find so much support waiting.
    Rate and review this episode so more people can listen to this amazing woman!!
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    • 58 min
    TTC: What it's like for friends with Amber Izzo & Annabel Gurnett

    TTC: What it's like for friends with Amber Izzo & Annabel Gurnett

    In this episode of the Fertility Life Raft podcast I speak with Annabel and Amber from Am I Ovary Acting about navigating friendships and what happens when you’re both trying to conceive, then one of you gets pregnant and has a baby while the other one is still trying.
    We speak about the announcements, baby showers and everything in between.
    We also cover what happens when other big life stuff happens, like family bereavements, while you’re navigating infertility and how friendships can actually be one of the foundations that truly see us through rather than another thing that falls apart.
    I really hope you find this episode and inspiring and encouraging. I think they have really shown an example of how a friendship can not just survive different fertility experiences, but in fact can get stronger and deeper.
    Amber Izzo Instagram
    Annabel Gurnett Instagram
    Am I Ovary Acting Instagram

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    • 41 min
    Trying to Conceive: Sex and Relationships with Kate Moyle

    Trying to Conceive: Sex and Relationships with Kate Moyle

    Kate Moyle is my guest today. She is the Therapist on the BBC Three series Sex On The Couch., host of The Sexual Wellness Sessions Podcast and Director at The Thought House Partnership,
    Accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, a Registered Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and a Certified Psycho-Sexologist, I think it’s safe to say she knows what she’s talking about.
    In this episode we cover:

    Sex becoming...well, functional when you’re trying to conceive

    How to make sex fun and pleasurable again 

    The feelings of detachment from your body when it feels like it’s been so medicalised through treatment

    Resentment becoming a THING and impacting how sex feels 

    Rebuilding intimacy connections


    This week is extra special as I had so many questions from you all that Kate has given me some extra time answering them all which I’ll be sending out in an email this week. You can grab a free 5 minute meditation to start receiving my emails at fertilityliferaft.com/reset
    You can find Kate's book, The Science of Sex here and her website here
    Take care everyone and remember - it feels good to rate, review and subscribe ;) THANK YOU. x
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    • 42 min
    Trying to Conceive: What it's Like for a Couple with Coni and Mike

    Trying to Conceive: What it's Like for a Couple with Coni and Mike

    Coni and Mike have been trying to conceive and this is such an open, frank, honest (at times slightly hysterical) chat about what it's like and how it's impacting them as a couple.
    We talk all things from:

    getting men thoroughly tested before going down an IVF route

    how Coni's work in Women's Health and the reproductive wellness space has supported their experience

    how they felt in 2023 when their dreams of conceiving by Christmas didn't happen

    their mindset shift for 2024

    how they're keeping their relationship and sex life feeling positive through the challenges

    some swears and very open conversations about w***king into cups vs what it's like for women!


    You can follow Coni over on instagram as she shares her story with her brilliant and relatable content here and Mike over here .
    Head over to Fertility Life Raft now for a comprehensive, accessible, totally brilliant support and resources which can radically transform how you feel as you navigate this experience. Click here now to join us. You're so warmly welcome.
    Oh and PLEASE do go and review this podcast, it's how more people find us and have a listen - we're super proud to have lots and lots of wonderful reviews and I (Alice, hi, nice to meet you) am SO grateful for every single one!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for listening and reviewing, it means the world. Take care, Alice x
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Putting Things Right in the Fertility Industry: Jenny Wordsworth

    Putting Things Right in the Fertility Industry: Jenny Wordsworth

    You are going to LOVE this episode.
    Jenny Wordsworth is a lawyer, endurance athlete for the North Face and founder of start up company, OVUM.
    When she started trying to conceive herself she took one look at the fertility industry and realised how much simply felt WRONG.
    The way we are marketed to; the big brand products which actually do not contain the best ingredients when you examine the science which is now available - Jenny 'absolutely hated' how the trying to conceive community was preyed upon because and she's totally right: 'you and I both know we would do anything to conceive'.
    YES. Which is why the fertility industry has a responsibility to wake up, put things right and listen to the people who are actually in it .
    Jenny founded her company OVUM on the back of this realisation and I'm really proud to work with them too, which you'll hear a bit more about in the episode (plus a super exciting bit of news which I hadn't heard before we recorded it!).
    I hope you hear it and feel comforted and supported in the knowledge that there are people out there doing radical work to rewrite the story and put things right.
    If you have landed here you can find expert led, properly accessible support available now and on demand. The Life Raft started because we too saw the problems in the industry and knew a change was needed. We have welcomed over 1000 members globally since we began, come and join us here.
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    • 47 min
    The Conception Plan - Dr. Larisa Corda

    The Conception Plan - Dr. Larisa Corda

    What a thrill to bring this episode to you
    Dr Larisa Corda is a well-known Fertility doctor. You might have seen her on this morning, and she is also the author of a new book called The Conception Plan, which is smashing records all over the place since it was launched just a couple of weeks ago.
    I was fortunate enough to meet Larisa several years ago when we lived near to each other in London and we were both working with a brands on consulting - her from a doctors perspective and me from a patient perspective, and we had a connection.
    We’ve had many conversations over the years and I am thrilled to be cheerleading this woman as she brings her brave and trailblazing book out to the world.
    This is the second time Larisa has been on this podcast, so I’m really grateful to her for finding the time to speak to me and to bring this to you. I think you’re going to absolutely love it, it’s empowering, it’s about taking ownership, it doesn’t hold back!
    We cover everything from the important medical steps you need to consider and looking at alternative therapies as well as that gap between science and spirit and even sex and masturbation. Yep!
    It’s all the things Dr. Larisa is passionate about bringing into the mainstream. I think that what she is doing is supporting many patients in not only the important medical steps you need to take but also explaining the science and relevance of many alternative therapies, which, as she says, are often come to as a ‘last resort’, but that she explains, really should be used ‘in tandem’ with the medical treatment on offer and I really couldn’t agree more.
    This feels like quite a moment in the Fertility landscape. The Conception Plan is a fantastic book. It’s available now, there is a 12 step Programme in it, and so much information that you can absorb, I really hope you love this episode!
    So please go and have a listen.
    Subscribe, rate and review - all of the things please!!
    If you want to be in a community, if you want live support, if you want on demand resources please head to The Life Raft, which is ready and waiting for you, take care,
    Alice
    PS oh and come and join us on Instagram here.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

NYCLONDONLADY ,

My favorite fertility podcast

A wonderful podcast that explores all the challenges that come up during a fertility journey. Alice truly cares about her community and unlike other fertility podcasts that sometimes make me feel more anxious after listening to them, listening to this one makes me feel more at peace.

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