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A podcast about fertility, family and genetics hosted by Jana Rupnow, LPC, a fertility, donor conception and adoption psychotherapist.

Three Makes Baby Podcast Jana M Rupnow, LPC

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

A podcast about fertility, family and genetics hosted by Jana Rupnow, LPC, a fertility, donor conception and adoption psychotherapist.

    Dr. Diane Tober Conducts the First Long-term Research on Egg Donors

    Dr. Diane Tober Conducts the First Long-term Research on Egg Donors

    Dr. Tober is an assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco Institute for Health and Aging. She's also faculty at Bixby Center for Reproductive Health in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine.Dr. Tober is conducting the largest mixed method study on egg donors, with over 500 egg donors from all over the world. It began eight years ago with a call from an egg donor with a group called, We Are Egg Donors. Many of the members of her group had complications and they felt it was important wanted to collaborate to follow up with donors.  

    • 52 min
    Hannah's Resilency After Learning She Was Donor Conceived in a Hurtful Way

    Hannah's Resilency After Learning She Was Donor Conceived in a Hurtful Way

    Hannah's resiliency after learning she was donor conceived in a hurtful wayHer parents waited too long to tell her the truth. Hannah’s parents intended to tell her about her donor conception but never found the right moment. Then it was too late. Someone else who knew the secret, revealed the secret to Hannah in a hurtful way. By this time, Hannah’s dad had developed Alzheimer’s and she could no longer talk to him about it. Hannah speaks about how she used to be fundamentally opposed to donor conception but her viewpoint is shifting. She shows resiliency and depth in this new episode of Three Makes Baby podcast.

    • 46 min
    Eric Shares His Experience Raising His Donor Conceived Children into Teen Years

    Eric Shares His Experience Raising His Donor Conceived Children into Teen Years

    Eric is a father to two teenagers who were donor conceived and started a blog 15 years ago called "Life as Dad to Donor Insemination (DI) Kids."  His experience is invaluable to younger parents just starting their journey.Eric has a child-centered focus and shares his experience with dc feelings, including anger and ambivalence. He saddresses the challenges that dc adults have faced with banks and consequences of dishonesty. Eric shares with host, Jana Rupnow, how parents can cope with feelings of guilt and how to have an ongoing conversation with your kids as they grow. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BONDING WITH BABY VISUALIZATION from Three Makes Baby Audiobook

    BONDING WITH BABY VISUALIZATION from Three Makes Baby Audiobook

    Enhance your bonding and attachment to your baby by using this visualization before or during pregnancy.Three Makes Baby Audiobook, Exercise #12, is narrated by the author, Jana Rupnow, and will help you to overcome any obstacles making it more challenging for you to bond with your baby.

    • 1 min
    Kyle, Raised by a Single Mom Always Knew about his Donor Conception

    Kyle, Raised by a Single Mom Always Knew about his Donor Conception

    Raised by a single mom, Kyle shares his experiences about knowing that he was sperm donor conceived at an early age. We do a deep dive into several important topics, like, telling your child about their conception and avoiding the learned shame that a stigma can cause in family life. Parents commonly tell me they want to wait to tell their child until they are teenagers but Kyle has advice for parents. (You’ll have to listen to hear it.) 😉Kyle also explains how uncovering previously unknown genetic information added value to life and explored the reasons that tracking half-siblings are important. #spermdonation #podcast #singlemom #solomom #dcadult #donorconceived #dcperspective

    • 46 min
    Renee & Tom- How Infertilty Impacts Their Relationship

    Renee & Tom- How Infertilty Impacts Their Relationship

    Renee and Tom manage grief as a couple on their long road of fertility treatments.

    • 41 min

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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