80 episodes

In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two Ali Prato, who went through IVF herself, talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby. Each episode tells a different story, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm donors, adoption, infertility depression, secondary infertility, surrogacy, endometriosis, IUIs, acupuncture, nutrition, relationship drama, embryonic genetic testing, money issues, that crazy jealousy you feel when you see someone else with a baby bump, and so much more. We’ll cover the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.

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Infertile AF Alison Prato

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9 • 289 Ratings

In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two Ali Prato, who went through IVF herself, talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby. Each episode tells a different story, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm donors, adoption, infertility depression, secondary infertility, surrogacy, endometriosis, IUIs, acupuncture, nutrition, relationship drama, embryonic genetic testing, money issues, that crazy jealousy you feel when you see someone else with a baby bump, and so much more. We’ll cover the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/infertile-af/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Paige

    Paige

    Paige Dennis is a fashion designer, and an infertility warrior who describes herself as, "If Dolly Parton and Suzanne Sugarbaker had a baby." She's also the breakout star of "DeMarcus Family Rules," the Netflix reality show that chronicles the lives of Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus and his beauty queen wife, Allison. Today, Paige tells Ali all about her infertility journey, including a pulmonary embolism that rocked her health, getting pregnant very easily but then suffering a miscarriage at nearly 12 weeks, and how and why she and her husband found a surrogate without going through a surrogacy agency. She also talks about the tragic loss of her first son due to an umbilical cord accident, and how now, as the mother of twins, she feels passionate about giving back to the infertility community.

    Today’s episode is sponsored by FERTILITY RALLY—Community, Content and Curated Events at www.fertilityrally.com ( http://www.fertilityrally.com/ )

    Tickets are now on sale for FERTILITY RALLY LIVE on October 24th at https://www.accelevents.com/e/FertilityRally

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    • 26 min
    Ali and Blair Talk About Fertility Rally Live

    Ali and Blair Talk About Fertility Rally Live

    Partners-in-biz-and-Claw Ali and Blair Nelson, who started the Fertility Rally membership site on June 1, talk about their latest creation: Fertility Rally Live, taking place virtually on Saturday, October 24th! The event will be a one-day, action-packed infertility celebration, with more than 30+ speakers, exhibitor booths, tons of giveaways and plenty of surprises. Ali and Blair talk about how they came up with the name for Fertility Rally, the importance of community, why it's going to be an incredible and valuable event for anyone no matter where they are on their fertility journeys, and some other amazing things that have been happening in their lives this week (hint: Blair is pregnant!).

    To get your RALLY LIVE TICKETS, GO TO www.accelevents.com/e/FertilityRally ( http://www.accelevents.com/e/FertilityRally )

    Early bird prices are available for a limited time!

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    • 21 min
    Victoria

    Victoria

    Victoria Nino, aka @expectinganything , talks to Ali about her long path to mamahood, beginning with a diagnosis of Stage 3 endometriosis. After medicated IUIs that didn't work, they turned to IVF, but her low egg quality led her to research donor eggs. As she and her husband went down the donor egg path, she explains how they "grieved their genetics," why at one point they maxed out their credit cards to travel around the world, ("YOLO!"), the spiritual experience she had in Thailand, why going through the donor profiles was so intense, how she feels about epigenetics, and her baby daughter, Flo. She also talks about her new ebook, "Why I'm Glad My Eggs Didn't Work" -- and the second transfer that didn't work, bringing her to her knees with grief.

    Today’s ep is sponsored by FERTILITY RALLY—Community, Content and Curated Events at www.fertilityrally.com ( http://www.fertilityrally.com/ )

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    • 48 min
    Chloe

    Chloe

    Chloe Melas is an entertainment reporter for CNN, and today, she is getting realAF with Ali about her years-long infertility journey. They cover it all, including IUIs that didn’t take, the shock and heartbreak of IVF, a pregnancy “in an unknown location,” getting phone calls from doctors while on double dates, how it all affected her marriage (and her sex life!), and SO MUCH MORE.

    Today’s ep is sponsored by FERTILITY RALLY—Community, Content and Curated Events at www.fertilityrally.com ( http://www.fertilityrally.com/ )

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/infertile-af/donations

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    • 40 min
    Wes

    Wes

    Wes, aka Detour to Dad, who's been very vocal about the difficult journey that he and his wife, Amanda have traveled to have a baby—including a diagnosis of "extremely low sperm count" that made him feel "emasculated" and like he'd been punched in the face." Today, Wes tells his story, from when he and Amanda met playing softball, to making the decision to use donor sperm and how he came to terms with that—and what's happening with them now.

    EPISODE SPONSOR

    *Fertility Rally*

    Fertility Rally is the all-inclusive community for anyone who has gone through infertility, is going through infertility, or who are building modern families in “non-traditional” ways. The space is for anyone seeking support, information, inclusion, humor, kick ass virtual and IRL events, and fun discounts on the journey of infertility and parenthood. To start your Free 7-Day Trial or join now, go to fertilityrally.com ( http://fertilityrally.com/ ).

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    • 46 min
    Jasmine

    Jasmine

    Today, Ali is talking to artist Jasmine Katatikarn, a fertility warrior who struggled to have a child for six years. After multiple IUIs and her 2nd IVF, she was told that she had a less than 1% chance of having a baby and to stop trying. However, Jasmine didn’t give up. Jasmine tells Ali about the devastation she went through, how she and her husband had a hard time talking about what they were both going through, why finding community is so important, and how she applied her artist's mindset to take control of her fertility journey.

    EPISODE SPONSOR:

    *Fertility Rally*

    Fertility Rally is the all-inclusive community for anyone who has gone through infertility, is going through infertility, or who are building modern families in “non-traditional” ways. The space is for anyone seeking support, information, inclusion, humor, kick ass virtual and IRL events, and fun discounts on the journey of infertility and parenthood. To start your Free 7-Day Trial or join now, go to fertilityrally.com ( http://fertilityrally.com/ ).

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/infertile-af/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

Jbjbjb 11223344 ,

One of my faves

Just an awesome podcast for anyone struggling with fertility difficulties or anyone pursing an alternative route/encountering barriers to becoming a parent. Thank you!

ApriljoyJ ,

My favorite podcast of all time!

This podcast is incredible. I look forward to listening to it every Wednesday! I’ve been through several rounds of IVF and I started listening to it after my 3rd miscarriage and it helped me heal hearing other people’s stories. It’s amazing what some woman have went through. Thanks for creating this!

braving_forward ,

Amazing

I love how your podcast is formatted. I love hearing the different perspectives of your guests. I love how I feel connected to these stories and learn so much from others on their journey. This podcast has helped me in so many ways! Thank you!

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