Waiting for Babies takes a deeper look into the human side of the world of infertility. We interview couples and individuals who've struggled with bringing a child into their lives and the many roads they take to get there. Through telling their stories, regardless of outcome, we strive to take away the taboo of infertility, from IVF to egg donation to adoption, and provide hope and comfort to many others who are still waiting.
WFB Live! Los Angeles
Rare are the men willing to share their voices in this field, but the struggle is no less real for them, and the stigma of male infertility can be as equally difficult as it is for women. We bring together a panel of two men who share their struggle, along with 3 fertility specialists in honor of men's health month and the opening of the Art of Infertility at Venice Arts in Los Angeles. Recorded live on June 9th, 2018.
Interlude: Words Matter
What if the stigma around infertility, and women's health in general, is in the word infertility itself? Where did it come from and how do we try to change the narrative when even what's written in medical textbooks is biased against the patients themselves? Dr. Robin E Jensen talks about her book "Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term," and how we went from barren to sterile to infertile, and maybe where we go next.
Infertility is depressing, even if depression isn't something you've experienced before. The whole process of infertility treatments, between the medications and the procedures, can often make it worse. On rare occasions, it can even quite literally take someone to the edge. And it nearly did…
Interlude: Almost Pregnant
Being an infertility survivor, Temple Professor Lisa Grunberger wrote a primer on the A to Z of Infertility. Upon hearing an art exhibition was coming to her town, she decided to turn that primer into a play and Almost Pregnant was born.
Lizzie & John
With a long family history of infertility on both sides, Lizzie & John were worried, but they had luck the first month they tried and their son Luke was born after an uncomplicated pregnancy. 3 years later and ready to have another, what they thought would be smooth sailing turned into all the things they were worried about. Welcome to Secondary Infertility...
WFB Live! - Elizabeth & Maria
Elizabeth and Scott tried for over a year to conceive before becoming instant parents of 3 girls after his sister got sick. When the girls moved away, they started trying again and years of frustration followed. Maria and Kevin were barely 25 when they landed at a fertility specialist, with options they weren't interested in. After randomly meeting in DC, they combined their passions and conceived of something to help everyone going through what they were. Our live episode was recorded on stage at our launch party in Philadelphia on August 9th, 2017 at We Work in Northern Liberties.
This podcast is amazing and so needed. Open and real dialogues about different couple's experiences and being able to listen to them when you are facing challenges with conception is a true gift. Thank you for sharing. This space needs more exploration and openness.
Like “This American Life,” with a deeply personal topic.
I hadn’t realized how truly interesting hearing a variety of people’s infertility stories could be. The way in which Steven Mavros frames the stories and gets his interviewees to share the raw emotions of their experiences and how they dealt/deal with the highs and lows of their journeys makes for compelling and relatable listening even for people have not struggled with infertility.
Steven delves into the delicate world of fertility. His guests share intimate details of their own personal struggles. It's a podcast about our deepest fears and how people persevere through times of difficulty to ultimately come to terms with their own realities. There's ups and downs, but it's a story of the human condition and how people cope in their relationships through this difficult process.