72 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, 270 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

    Emily

    Emily

    Today, Ali is talking to Emily about the ups and downs of her years-long infertility journey, including 7 IUIs (all unsuccessful), "always ending up on the wrong end of the statistics," "a dreadful sex life full of stress and dashed expectations," her five pregnancies, a string of miscarriages, and the night she went to the hospital and her doctor told her, 'You have to abort this tonight unless you wanna die." It's a dramatic tale, but it ends with Hope—in more ways than one.

    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

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    • 42 min
    Ashley

    Ashley

    Today, Ali is talking to Ashley, a single mom by choice, who wanted to share her story to inspire others and shatter any stigmas about choosing to have and raise a child on one's own. Ashley, a successful executive who is raising her now 10-year-old son in Los Angeles, talks about how she felt like a "unicorn" at the fertility clinic, the unique process of of choosing a sperm donor (and why she asked her friends at one point, "Why wouldn't I choose the hot one?") and what happened when she tried for a second child. It's yet another example of someone building a modern family the way they want to create it--and we're thrilled to include her story here.

    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

    • 42 min
    Michelle B.

    Michelle B.

    Michelle Buteau is a brilliant and real AF comedian, actress and host best known for appearing on Netflix's "The Circle" and in the movies "Isn't it Romantic" and "Always be My Maybe." She's also a fierce infertility and surrogacy advocate, who Ali first met in early 2020 when they were both in Albany, NY for Surrogacy Lobby Day. Today, Michelle tells Ali all about the long road to having her twins, Hazel and Otis, including IUIs, several rounds of IVF, four devastating miscarriages, prolactinoma (a noncancerous tumor of the pituitary gland) and why exploring international adoption didn't go how they'd planned. She also talks about facing discrimination at her doctor's appointments (and how, when her white husband was with her, she was treated completely differently)—and finally meeting the surrogate who would help them welcome their healthy babes.

    EPISODE SPONSORS:

    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/ )

    Circle Surrogacy

    On today's episode, we're partnering with Circle Surrogacy, which is celebrating 25 years of making parenthood possible for heterosexual and LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Circle partners with their surrogates, intended parents and egg donors until they achieve success together. Learn more at circlesurrogacy.com ( http://circlesurrogacy.com/ ) or by emailing info@circlesurrogacy.com

    NYU Langone Fertility Center

    Join the thousands of families who've placed their trust in the experts at NYU Langone Fertility Center. When you're ready to explore your options, they're ready to help you build your family. For more information, check out their website fertilityny.org ( http://fertilityny.org/ ) , Instagram @Fertility_NY, or call 212-263-8990.

    Pacific Fertility Center

    This episode, I'm partnering with Pacific Fertility Center, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area has welcomed more than 10,000 babies through IVF, IUI and egg donation. For more info, check out IG: @pacificfertilitycenter, email info@pacificfertility.com or call 415-834-3000

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    • 57 min
    Flora

    Flora

    Flora Sinha is a Board Certified Internist practicing in Southern California, and today she's talking to Ali about going through secondary infertility. Although she didn't have trouble having her first child, she tried for six months to have her second child before realizing IVF was in her future. Then, after undergoing multiple rounds, she and her husband made the difficult decision to stop pursuing parenthood any further. Find out all about what she went through, how she ultimately made that decision, and what she tells her 4 1/2 year old daughter now about why she doesn't have any siblings.

    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 ( https://fertilityrally.com/ )

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

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

    • 39 min
    Emilia

    Emilia

    Emilia Bechrakis is a lawyer, a Manhattan mom and a television personality you probably recognize from the Bravo reality show, “ Million Dollar Listing New York, ” where she appears alongside her husband, real estate mogul Ryan Serhant. Today, she talks to Ali about falling in love with Ryan and getting married, and how when they started to try to have a baby, things didn’t exactly work out as planned. She also talks about her children’s book, “To the Moon and Back for You,” written after their daughter, Zena, was born via IVF.

    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/ )

    This episode is sponsored by kegg, the first 2-in-1 fertility tracker that assesses the key sign to the fertile window: cervical fluid.  Go to ( https://kegg.tech/?utm_campaign=infertile-af-sponsor&utm_content=June-2020&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=infertile-af ) www.kegg.tech ( https://kegg.tech/?utm_campaign=infertile-af-sponsor&utm_content=June-2020&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=infertile-af ) and use promo code INFERTILEAF to get $20 off your intuitive fertility tracker.

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    • 44 min
    Amy B.

    Amy B.

    Amy Beckley, who has a PhD in pharmacology and an expertise in hormone signaling, had trouble conceiving for more than three years before turning to IVF to have her son. But when she decided she didn't know if she could handle the physical and emotional challenges of another round of IVF, she began tracking her own hormone levels, suspecting she had a problem with ovulation—causing her to lose pregnancy after pregnancy. Today, she talks to Ali about creating a game-changing fertility product called Proov in her basement, how she finally had another child, and why IVF is not the "Band-Aid" so many people make it out to be.

    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 ( https://fertilityrally.com/ )

    Today we are partnering with Proov, the first 5 minute, at-home progesterone test to confirm ovulation. Go to proovtest.com ( https://proovtest.com/ ) , enter the code INFERTILEAF20, and you’ll get 20% off your first order.

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

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

amy mellow ,

A Must listen!

This podcast has changed our fertility journey in the best way possible! Every story brings new information and inspiration. I especially love the episode with Amy B. Her knowledge led me to understanding so much about my body and gave me so much more insight than even our Doctors could. So grateful to have found this podcast!

Mrs Smith xo ,

Love this podcast. So real. So important!

I found this podcast early in my infertility journey and it has carried me through so many ups and downs. It’s relatable and has helped me realize I am not alone. Ali has such an amazing heart and her conversations with fertility warriors are helping so many people. Infertility remains such a taboo subject, but podcasts like this are breaking the stigma. This podcast is so important and so necessary. If you’re on an infertility journey or supporting someone through one, definitely add this podcast to your life.

Marilyn_Gomez ,

Raw

I have been listening to this podcast since late 2019, and Ali has THE PERFECT soothing, and engaging voice for this topic. She approaches her guests with curiosity and care and I love listening while sipping on a cup of coffee. Ali asks questions that we all want answers to! Love this pod

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