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Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir want to have a baby, but they need a little help from science. Come along on their wild, crazy, and often unintentionally hilarious journey through the world of infertility. Sometimes their friends will show up to tell their stories, too.

Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir want to have a baby, but they need a little help from science. Come along on their wild, crazy, and often unintentionally hilarious journey through the world of infertility. Sometimes their friends will show up to tell their stories, too.
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Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir want to have a baby, but they need a little help from science. Come along on their wild, crazy, and often unintentionally hilarious journey through the world of infertility. Sometimes their friends will show up to tell their stories, too.

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English


Episodes

Episode 80: Down for the Count

4/16/2018
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Matt's still waiting to hear about his semen analysis results. He has also been smoke-free for over 6 weeks! There are responses to the egg signals about having a luteal phase defect and doing an egg retrieval as a trans man, and Doree goes on a mini-rant about being called an infertility "warrior." To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored...

Duration:00:59:16

Episode 79: Carts and Horses

4/9/2018
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Doree and Matt discuss their recent phone call with their doctor and talk about how they've started doing phone-free movie nights. Plus, the egg signal goes out for a trans man who's gone through having his eggs retrieved, and Doree and Matt give advice to someone who might be putting the cart wayyyyy before the horse. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit...

Duration:01:19:59

Episode 78: The Happiest Place on Earth

4/2/2018
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Doree and Matt recap their Disney World trip, and also try to unpack some fundamental issues about their marriage. This episode is sponsored by:

Duration:01:20:40

Episode 77: Quitter's Cold

3/26/2018
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Matt's got a cold from quitting smoking, but the good news is: he's really quit smoking. A few listeners have more advice about dealing with his sperm, plus they hear from a listener who breaks down the cost of surrogacy and another who has great advice about dealing with how to move forward when you're feeling stuck with IVF. To learn more about the podcast, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month for only $10, visit...

Duration:00:57:06

Episode 76: Anonymous Emails

3/19/2018
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Matt's been smoke-free for 10 days! He is also starting to think that TESE might be in his future, at least if a couple of listeners (and Doree) have anything to say about it. Plus, they hear from anonymous listeners with advice for the anonymous listener from last week who had a very traumatic event happen to her, and they debate whether IVF has made them "stronger." Doree's running a contest to celebrate the release of the paperback of Startup: A Novel, by Doree Shafrir. If you...

Duration:01:22:52

75: Food Doula

3/12/2018
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Thanks to everyone for their support and encouraging words after last week's dejection-fest. This week, Matt's upset because there's no food in the house, and he and Doree discuss how household chores should be divided. Plus, they give advice to a woman in a very difficult spot. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to 2 bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by:

Duration:01:03:09

Episode 74: A Spermanent Solution?

3/4/2018
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Matt and Doree talk about how Matt can improve his sperm, and Doree tries to find someone to blame for their recent failed cycle. (She... fails.) Plus, the egg and sperm signal have never been activated so many times in one episode! To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by: craneandcanopy.com/adventurecare.com/adventuretryomax.com/adventure

Duration:00:57:15

Episode 73: One More Shot

2/26/2018
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Doree interviews Maya Grobel and Noah Moskin, the couple behind the infertility documentary One More Shot, about making the film and their own infertility journey. Plus, Doree and Matt hear from listeners about donor embryos and "diblings," and give advice to a woman who wants to know how to announce her pregnancy on social media without hurting people's feelings. To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month,...

Duration:01:15:29

Episode 72: The Dumbest Sperm

2/19/2018
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Matt finds out just how dumb his sperm really are. Then he and Doree talk about how he's making lifestyle changes to help make them smarter. To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by: care.com/adventurehellofresh.com

Duration:01:28:25

Episode 71: Eggs n‘ Such

2/12/2018
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Doree and I did a retrieval. We expected quite a few eggs and well, we didn’t get so many. Lots to discuss! (Full discription to follow)

Duration:01:00:02

Episode 70: Fourth Time's the Charm?

2/5/2018
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Doree and Matt discuss the preparations for their fourth egg retrieval, and Matt reveals that his sperm is even worse than he thought! Plus, Doree talks about being on fewer meds this round, and they give advice to a woman who's thinking about freezing her eggs and to a woman who hasn't told her family about her fertility treatments yet — but now her brother's wife is pregnant and she's feeling stressed about it. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on...

Duration:01:15:53

Episode 69: Cycling Up

1/29/2018
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Doree and Matt give an update on where they are in their next cycle. They give advice to someone who is concerned about her friend's biological clock, and also learn about the DEAR MAN method for asking for things or standing up for yourself. Plus, they hear from a listener about how she's financing her meds — on a Nordstrom card! To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by:

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 68: Take Four

1/21/2018
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Doree and Matt go back to their doctor to start their fourth egg retrieval cycle, and Matt wants to know: what about the male factor? They also get some information about their mosaic embryo. Then Doree interviews Andrea Syrtash, founder of pregnantish, a website for people dealing with infertility and fertility treatments, about her own experience with infertility and why she started the site. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two...

Duration:01:22:47

Episode 67: What Should We Ask Our Doctor? No, Really.

1/15/2018
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Doree and Matt make a list of the things they want to ask their doctor at their next appointment. They also give advice to a listener about the "blame game" and hear from someone else about how not to resent your IVF baby. Plus, a listener suggests the "It's A Real Mother" project from The Longest Shortest Time podcast (https://longestshortesttime.com/its-a-real-mother/), about working moms and gender inequality. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and...

Duration:01:14:09

Episode 66: Tell Us In the Comments

1/8/2018
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Doree and Matt get some answers about MTHFR, hear from their two Finnish listeners, give advice about how to deal with a clueless mother-in-law, and help a 28-year-old woman who can't stay in relationships. Plus, they continue their discussions about religion and division of labor with kids! And Matt wonders what it would be like to be a YouTube star. To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit...

Duration:01:05:59

Episode 65: New Year Same Infertility

1/1/2018
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Happy New Year! Doree and Matt contemplate the year ahead and discuss the ups and downs of 2017, and get into a friendly debate about Catholic school. Plus they address listener questions about what to do when you've had enough, gene mutations, and more. And: Doree has a new podcast called Forever35! It's all about the things we do to take care of ourselves, and you can listen to the trailer and subscribe now: https://www.art19.com/shows/forever35/ To learn more, visit...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode 64: All Balls Go To Heaven

12/17/2017
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A listener has very good advice about how to have tough conversations, Doree discusses the latest in IVF billing shenanigans, and Matt gets really obsessed with ghost balls. (And rough heaven dog sex. Don't worry about it.) To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by: - Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more. -...

Duration:01:21:47

Episode 63: Try The "Old Fashioned" Way

12/11/2017
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Doree and Matt get some unexpected instructions from their doctor. They also give advice about how to break the news to parents that you're doing IVF and how to find a therapist. Plus, they get some answers to a Friends mystery. Join the Egghead Secret Santa! Signups close Dec. 13. https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/28776840/af19a9/ To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 62: Two Girls One Donor

12/4/2017
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Doree and Matt hear about some adventures in IVF-ing while in the company of extended family. They also give advice to a couple dealing with secondary infertility and to a couple of single mothers by choice — one of whom is considering sharing sperm with her best friend. Plus, Lex returns! To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. NYC Egghead meet up is Dec. 16 at 2pm!...

Duration:01:17:02

Episode 61: Take a Vacation From Yourself

11/27/2017
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Doree and Matt get some splooge follow-ups, and also hear from listeners about mosaic embryos, raising money for IVF, and whether taking a pregnancy test right before Christmas with your in-laws is a good idea. Plus, an update from the "ramekin queer"! To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. Egghead T-shirts are available again until Dec. 3! Get yours at...

Duration:01:07:30

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