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Jesse and Doug have suffered from infertility without success for the past decade. Throughout their struggle with infertility, they were overwhelmed with a tidal wave of uncontrollable feelings. In 2019 they founded Uniquely Knitted, a non-profit organization aimed at serving all who struggle with the emotions of infertility.This podcast breaks down all the things we feel during the struggle to grow our families. Giving words to the feelings we have and understanding the psychology of our emotions during infertility.Interviews with leading psychologists and real-life stories from those dealing with infertility.  Your place to cry, laugh, process, and rage about all things infertility.

Infertility Feelings Jesse and Doug from Uniquely Knitted

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 207 Ratings

Jesse and Doug have suffered from infertility without success for the past decade. Throughout their struggle with infertility, they were overwhelmed with a tidal wave of uncontrollable feelings. In 2019 they founded Uniquely Knitted, a non-profit organization aimed at serving all who struggle with the emotions of infertility.This podcast breaks down all the things we feel during the struggle to grow our families. Giving words to the feelings we have and understanding the psychology of our emotions during infertility.Interviews with leading psychologists and real-life stories from those dealing with infertility.  Your place to cry, laugh, process, and rage about all things infertility.

    Infertility and Feeling Numb

    Infertility and Feeling Numb

    Sometimes Infertility can make you feel numb.Whether it's the chaos of trauma or the forever-long process of struggling to conceive, infertility can leave you feeling emotionally numb. When your foot falls asleep it gets a funny fuzzy feeling. When you struggle with infertility that funny fuzzy feeling seems to land on your brain, making it hard to think, feel, and be present.In this episode, Jesse and Doug look into what it feels like to feel numb during infertility. Where does it come from?...

    • 51 min
    Infertility and Life Change with Dr. Lora Shahine

    Infertility and Life Change with Dr. Lora Shahine

    Infertility is life-changing, let’s talk about what that feels like!From physical changes in your body to emotional changes in your sense of purpose, infertility can MESS with YOUR LIFE. For many the first step in figuring all this out is going to a Fertility Doctor! So in this episode, Jesse and Doug are joined by Dr. Lora Shahine Dr. Lora Shahine is a fertility doctor, author, and speaker who shatters stigmas about miscarriages and fertility. She is double board-certified in rep...

    • 51 min
    Infertility and Loneliness

    Infertility and Loneliness

    Infertility can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience. The pain and anxiety of struggling to get pregnant can isolate even the most connected person. The loneliness can become unbearable, it's so hard to know what to do.You add in the isolating nature of Covid, a culture of independence, and an epidemic of loneliness, it can be overwhelming. In this episode Jesse and Doug are talking all about it! If you have ever felt like infertility is lonely this episode is for you. Uniquely Kn...

    • 47 min
    Infertility and Grief

    Infertility and Grief

    What does the grief of infertility feel like?In this episode Jesse and Doug explore the difficult topic of grief. They look at the unique nature of grieving infertility, and how share how they each approach grief in different ways. They look at how Doug overly avoids grief and Jesse dives to deep into grief. If you have ever grieved infertility, this episode is for you. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission t...

    • 39 min
    Infertility and Ethics

    Infertility and Ethics

    If you ever wondered about the ethical issues within infertility and reproductive technologies then this episode is for you!In this episode Doug and Jesse dive straight into the ethical issues someone might face during infertility. They look at some simple (this is sarcasm) questions like: What are ethical issues? Does someone even face ethical issues when they use reproductive technologies? What are the different thoughts about when life begins?One special note! This episode is not arguing a...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Infertility and Toxic Positivity

    Infertility and Toxic Positivity

    Infertility is profoundly sad, so what does it feel like when positivity is forced on you? What does it feel like to be force-fed Toxic Positivity?It sucks...If you feel like you have ever had to deal with toxic positivity then this episode is for you! In this episode, we explore the specific emotions we experience when encountering Toxic Positivity and what we can do to cope with it. Uniquely Knitted is a Research-Backed Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected b...

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

AdamBeau85 ,

The other side of infertility

Being a husband and dealing and grieving with infertility is a different animal and is the other side of infertility. Being a supportive husband and guiding rod for my wife during our 6+ years struggle has been difficult at times because as a husband, I need to be able to fix things when they’re broken. Not being able to fix this…has been nearly unbearable for me. Our faith has been vital in keeping us steady on this path and our hope is renewed through our support and love for each other and in God.

Thank you guys for continuing this discussion and letting others know that infertility has many facets to it.

Emsojoyful ,

Thank you

I have been struggling with infertility for 6-7 years. I just started treatment. When I listen to this podcast I feel like my thoughts are being said out loud and I am among friends. Thank you for creating these episodes and giving a space for all the thoughts and feelings that come with infertility. Much love!

MathisLeigha325 ,

110% relatable

Oh my gosh, i originally found snippet of the podcasts on tiktok, and let me tell you some of these episodes literally have caught me dead in my tracks, like WHOA, that was very relatable or 100% caught me off guard because this journey has been so long, and lonely. And it’s been wonderful to learn I’m never alone 🩵

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