72 episodes

The fertility world a multi-billion dollar industry, run by so-called professionals we put our trust in? But should we? there is a lot about the IVF world that they don't want us to know about while controlling us with fear. We explore alternative avenues and speak to various guests and listen to their stories. For more information http://www.spermdonationworld.com

Sperm Donation World Adam Hooper

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The fertility world a multi-billion dollar industry, run by so-called professionals we put our trust in? But should we? there is a lot about the IVF world that they don't want us to know about while controlling us with fear. We explore alternative avenues and speak to various guests and listen to their stories. For more information http://www.spermdonationworld.com

    Episode 71: From Melbourne to Perth to have a Baby

    Episode 71: From Melbourne to Perth to have a Baby

    The decision was made to board a plane and head out west to Perth to try for a baby, which resulted in a first-cycle success. With roughly 6 weeks to go before the due date Pia shares of her pregnancy journey that included brutal morning sickness not to mention a gender reveal that went horribly wrong and left her in the hospital for a couple of days.



    To find out more about this episode please visit
    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-71-from-melbourne-to-perth-to-have-a-baby/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 70: Fertility Vitamins and Supplements

    Episode 70: Fertility Vitamins and Supplements

    Kenn Israel who lives between Uzbekistan and California has over 3 decades of experience in dietary supplements, functional food, and natural products. He is the founder and manager of Innovation Nutrition Consulting LLC, in other words, he is the full bottle when it comes to the importance of understanding this innovative field of expertise and I tracked him down to share his words of wisdom to our community.

    We speak about a large number of fertile vitamins and supplements on the market, we explore options for those experiencing Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and what they can take to restore balance. What Vitamins do you have to stop taking once pregnant that could become harmful? How Do you identify and pick the best prenatal vitamin? What's the difference between folic acid vs folate? What are other key active forms ingredients that actually make a prenatal effective? All this and more a must listen to those who are serious about their fertility and the baby's health.



    For more information about this episode and to source all of the vitamins and supplements mentioned on this podcast please visit.

    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-70-fertility-vitamins-and-supplements/

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 69: The Donor Sibling Registry

    Episode 69: The Donor Sibling Registry

    Wendy Kramer is the Co-Founder of the Donor Sibling Registry which was formed in 2000 because there was a gap in the market that was starting to emerge and curious people were seeking answers or seeking connections. She was that parent back in a time when doctors told their patients to lie about their child's origin to go against the grain. Transparency was key in her mind and her son Ryan first asked about his origin at the age of 2 which set the ball rolling on how she was going to prepare for this road ahead.

    Over the past 2 decades, Wendy has dedicated her life to donor-conceived people, she shares her stories and the studies that have taken place within her 89,000 community, and she continues to produce educational resources in a working week that consists of 70 hours plus. In this episode, she shares her vast array of knowledge and shares her thoughts on where the sperm banks are failing us.



    For more information about Wendy Kramer and the Donor Sibling Registry visit this episode's link.

    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-69-the-donor-sibling-registry/

    • 3 hr 16 min
    Episode 68: Donor Conceived Queen

    Episode 68: Donor Conceived Queen

    Stef Kozaczuak mother of 4, the former Californian, now living on the East Coast found out she was donor-conceived via a 23 and me test at the age of 32. It was a test her partner bought for her to take during a Black Friday sale which was to lead to many more Black Fridays ahead, as her DNA was holding secrets that only her parents knew about previously and that they still remain in denial about relinquishing.

    Peter the father who raised her was also a part of an Evangelical Church as a minister, where many forms of abuse were carried out during her childhood years, making her story come from a very dark place. She has triumphed like the true Queen she is and now has become an advocate for the donor-conceived.



    For more information on Stef and this episode please visit

    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-68-donor-conceived-queen/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 67: Donorkind

    Episode 67: Donorkind

    Ties Van Der Meer 44, is the chairman of the Donorkind Foundation in the Netherlands. His story is unique in the fact that not only is he donor conceived himself, but he also followed in his donor's footsteps and became a sperm donor. He shares his upbringing dynamic that involved his mother separating from her partner at just 3 years old and being raised with an adopted brother from Columbia, it becomes a tale of searching for family.

    He shares that he is aware of 18 donor children from his contributions to the clinic and how he wishes not to have any more children, even though his wife may wish to have children one day, and what might be alternative options for her.

    In recent times the Netherlands has had its biggest civil court case involving Dutch sperm donor Jonathan Meijer who fathered hundreds of children and the Donorkind Foundation found itself at the forefront of all this. We look at the court outcomes and discuss this story in the lead-up to the Netflix release.



    For more information about this episode visit.

    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-67-donorkind/

    • 2 hr 39 min
    Episode 66: The Well-Adjusted 90s Clinic Donor

    Episode 66: The Well-Adjusted 90s Clinic Donor

    Pete O'Irish from Ohio was your typical American donor-next-door kind of guy. A Grad school student looking for that extra income to score himself some pizza and beer. This very cliche story of coming across a sperm donor advert in a student flyer that lures men in with the promise of anonymity and a 10-family limit was and still is an attractive proposition as a fair trade-off to enhance the quality of life during these tough studying years.\


    Everything was going to script until Pete read an article around 2005 predicting anonymity to be dead with new technologies of DNA testing coming through. Lo and behold his father signed up to Ancestry and was tracked down, with the threat of the cat being released out of the bag, Pete spilled his most well-kept secret to his wife that was none the wiser, and from there his thought process evolved, to where he has now become a part of some of these donor-conceived peoples lives to date he has 18 children accounted for and he explains navigating those relationships as everyone has different expectations from each other.


    For more information about this episode visit this episode's dedicated page.

    https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-66-the-well-adapted-90s-clinic-donor/

    • 1 hr 20 min

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