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The Queer Parents Podcast about making babies and non-traditional families. Queer parents Jaimie Kelton and E Bradshaw humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

If These Ovaries Could Talk Jaimie Kelton

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 286 Ratings

The Queer Parents Podcast about making babies and non-traditional families. Queer parents Jaimie Kelton and E Bradshaw humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

    It's a Family Thing

    It's a Family Thing

    If These Ovaries Could Talk | S9 Ep 22: Corritta and Mea are a nomadic black lesbian family raising their young son and globetrotting around the world. They experienced a very inhospitable time while giving birth and wanted to share their story with us. They also have an amazing blog chronicling their travels called “It’s a Family Thing.”
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    ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok: @ovariestalk 
    Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol \our Patreon supporters! Zahler Prenatal Code PREDHA25 It’s a Family Thing

    • 54 min
    Queer Conception

    Queer Conception

     If These Ovaries Could Talk | S9 Ep 21: Liam talks about their large, blended family, transitioning from “she” to “they” and starting testosterone, and their new book, “Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-To-Be. Buckle up buttercups….. we cover a lot of ground here.
    Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible.
    ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok: @ovariestalk 
    Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to Betterhelp AND our Patreon supporters! Queer Conception Zahler Prenatal Code: PREDHA25
     
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    The Rainbow Parade

    The Rainbow Parade

     Emily is a picture book author/illustrator who happens to be a donor conceived child of lesbian moms. Emily also wrote a picture book about going to the Pride Parade with their parents as a kid, giving us the holiday book we all needed.
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    Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to our Patreon supporters! Buy The Rainbow Parade.

    • 53 min
    Your Uterus, Your Choice

    Your Uterus, Your Choice

    Jenni and Lauren are trying to conceive with a sperm donor of a different ethnicity. They lucked out with queer-inclusive insurance and thought they had found the perfect fertility clinic as well - until the staff learned that they were a same sex couple. Now they find themselves defending their choices and lifestyle at every turn.

    • 52 min
    Big Transitions

    Big Transitions

    Where is he now? Tiq Milan: activist, father and trans man is back! We’re talking big transitions and the need for inclusivity.  Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible.
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    Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol. Thanks to Thrive Causemetics, Parent Educate (Code OCT) AND our Patreon supporters!

    • 41 min
    Fighting Societal Norms of Family

    Fighting Societal Norms of Family

    Jill and her ex-husband had two children together when a strong bout of postpartum mood disorder led her to realize she was queer. Now she and her current partner Marrka live and co-parent with Jill’s ex-husband, and together they are fighting societal norms of what makes a family.
    Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible.
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    Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol. Thanks to Storyworth AND our Patreon supporters! If you or someone you know is suffering, call the National Suicide Hotline, Postpartum Support International or your local county crisis center. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings

MCC114604 ,

Love the new direction

I’ve listened to many episodes over the past year and I’ve always found the dynamic between the hosts comforting and familiar, but I am also enjoying how the show is developing with just Jaimie/ Jaimie plus E. It’s more open— without being some for the sake of being woke. As in, we can have our normal human reactions and questions, but I think those are coming from a more considerate place and there’s less judgement about things like unknown-known donors. A wonderful podcast to have that reflects our unique experiences!

Jnell08 ,

Diversity in Family

I enjoy listening to this podcast on my commute. I’m a physician, a bisexual person, and a mother. My spouse and I have struggled with pregnancy loss and building our rainbow family. This podcast has been an excellent resource for me ( and I’ve recommended a few episodes for my patients too!) Thanks for discussing some of the challenging and varied topics on how we create our rainbow families.

WendyDee1313 ,

Incredibly insightful, informative, heartfelt and funny

I came across this Podcast about a month ago and within a few weeks I had binged every episode. My wife and I are starting our fertility journey and I’ve been desperate for as much information as possible. I cannot tell you how helpful this podcast has been. Each episode bought new ideas and ways to make a family into the forefront. The world of LGBT family making is a bit overwhelming and underrepresented but these two ladies have done a marvelous job shading their journeys and the journeys of their guests. 100% recommend this podcast to any LGBT couple looking to expand their family in any way. - Wendy

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