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Infertility affects an estimated one in eight couples, and about one in five known pregnancies ends in miscarriage. These experiences can be lonely and isolating for people going through them, and bewildering for those who want to offer support but don’t know how. Join health reporter Anna Almendrala and comedy writer Simon Ganz as they share their journey toward parenthood with frank, humorous discussions on the humiliations and hilarity of infertility, miscarriage, and IVF.

Infertility affects an estimated one in eight couples, and about one in five known pregnancies ends in miscarriage. These experiences can be lonely and isolating for people going through them, and bewildering for those who want to offer support but don’t know how. Join health reporter Anna Almendrala and comedy writer Simon Ganz as they share their journey toward parenthood with frank, humorous discussions on the humiliations and hilarity of infertility, miscarriage, and IVF.
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Infertility affects an estimated one in eight couples, and about one in five known pregnancies ends in miscarriage. These experiences can be lonely and isolating for people going through them, and bewildering for those who want to offer support but don’t know how. Join health reporter Anna Almendrala and comedy writer Simon Ganz as they share their journey toward parenthood with frank, humorous discussions on the humiliations and hilarity of infertility, miscarriage, and IVF.

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Episodes

Episode 1: We're Trying

6/7/2017
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Simon and Anna want to have a baby, but things don’t go as planned. We talk about infertility with experts, explain how to masturbate in a doctor’s office, and discuss all the amazingly bad advice we’ve received from our friends and family. The very definition of TMI. They’re joined by fertility expert Dr. Gregory Rosen of Reproductive Partners Medical Group in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:24:30

Episode 2: The Grief Olympics

6/7/2017
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Simon and Anna discuss their miscarriages in detail, talk to a pregnancy loss expert about how we do and don’t mourn them in our society, and compare pregnancy losses with comedians. A fun time was had by all! They’re joined by miscarriage expert Dr. Kristin Bendikson of the USC Keck School of Medicine and New York-based comedians John Murray and Silvija Ozols, writers and performs of Infertile, a Sketch Comedy Show.

Duration:00:34:49

Episode 3: Cash Money

6/7/2017
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Simon and Anna get candid about how much money they spent on IVF and talk to experts from Resolve about the state of insurance coverage for infertility treatments. Now’s your chance to take a look at someone else’s bank statements! They’re joined by Candace Wohl, author of the blog Our Misconception, and Barbara Collura, President and CEO of Resolve, the National Infertility Association.

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 4: The Blame Game

6/7/2017
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Twist! Simon discovers that his sperm may not be as excellent as advertised. He discusses the blow to his ego with another man diagnosed with male factor infertility, and we discuss sperm quality with an expert. They’re joined by Dr. Jesse Mills, Director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, and Nam Tran, an expectant father with male factor infertility.

Duration:00:33:27

Episode 5: Hopes And Fears

6/7/2017
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In a series of audio diaries, Simon and Anna await the results of their embryo implantation. We discuss the anxiety and depression that can affect couples after infertility and pregnancy loss. They’re joined by Dr. Anna Glezer, a reproductive psychiatrist at UCSF and founder of the site Mind Body Pregnancy.

Duration:00:35:32

Introducing: IVFML - A New HuffPost Podcast

5/11/2017
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Coming June 7th.

Duration:00:01:34