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If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join me, Natalie Silverman, as I open up about my own fertility treatment, Kate Davies an independent fertility nurse consultant, experts from around the world and men and women just like you. We’re here to accompany you on your fertility journey x

If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join me, Natalie Silverman, as I open up about my own fertility treatment, Kate Davies an independent fertility nurse consultant, experts from around the world and men and women just like you. We’re here to accompany you on your fertility journey x

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If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join me, Natalie Silverman, as I open up about my own fertility treatment, Kate Davies an independent fertility nurse consultant, experts from around the world and men and women just like you. We’re here to accompany you on your fertility journey x

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English


Episodes

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome with Professor Adam Balen

4/12/2021
We have spoken about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on the podcast numerous times in the past so make sure you scroll down to find link to previous episodes. Kate is an expert on the topic, working with women on a daily basis to support them with their diagnosis and in this episode, we've shared a previous conversation we had with Professor Adam Balen discussing the latest PCOS guidelines. Professor Adam Balen is a full-time National Health Service consultant and Lead Clinician at Leeds...

Duration:00:37:09

Understanding the Vaginal Microbiome with Deborah Brock

4/5/2021
It’s episode number 7 and Natalie’s flying solo. She interviews Deborah Brock – Founder and CEO of Nua Fertility. Have you heard of the microbiome? No, well you’re not alone….. We have microbiome’s everywhere – skin, gut, vagina – you name it. The gut microbiome may not be the first thing you think about when you consider fertility but it’s HUGE. The size of two tennis courts of microbes in your body! This good bacterium supports the correct absorption of nutrients and vitamins which...

Duration:00:37:43

The Endo Expert and the Patient

3/29/2021
To mark the end of Endometriosis month and we wanted to share with you a bumper episode - a guest interview with an expert and a true-life patient story. First up we chat with Andrew Horne - Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at Edinburgh University and an all-round expert when it comes to endometriosis. Andrew is currently involved in ground-breaking research into a drug treatment trial for endometriosis. He and his team identified that women with endometriosis produce...

Duration:00:53:19

What should you ask your GP?

3/22/2021
This week, on the pod, we’re talking about that conversation with your GP. It can be difficult to make this first step when trying to conceive and you often don’t know when you should go and what to ask. Plus we often hear from you that you don't feel heard or taken seriously when having these initial conversations. When you’re struggling to conceive there is no reason why you can’t access your GP as soon as you wish. If you’re lucky, your GP may suggest some blood tests and, if you’re in...

Duration:00:27:24

Testing at Home with Dr. Helen O'Neill

3/15/2021
In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about testing your fertility at home. You’ll hear a snippet of a previous chat we had with Exseed Health founder Morten Ulsted. Exseed is a male fertility test to be done at home and you can hear the full conversation here We welcome, to the podcast, Dr. Helen O’Neill – a lecturer in Molecular genetics and co-founder of Hertility. Hertility is an at-home hormone testing service for your fertility journey, which includes support from trusted...

Duration:00:44:06

What Else Can Get Me Pregnant?

3/8/2021
We can’t believe it’s episode 3 already! Where has the time gone? We’re loving all your messages since we’ve been back – so keep them coming. So, in this episode, we’re still chatting preconceptual care. All you need to know to help you conceive naturally. We start off by talking in more detail about the methods that can help you…. Have you heard of Mosie Baby? Mosie Baby is basically artificial insemination at home and can be useful when traditional methods may not be working or are...

Duration:00:38:29

What should you eat when trying to get pregnant?

3/1/2021
It’s episode 2 of the relaunched pod! This week we’re talking about what to eat when you’re trying to conceive. This can be so overwhelming, and we want to make it easy for you to understand all you need to know. So, we’re chatting to the lovely Ro Huntriss who is a registered fertility dietician. On the pod we’ve spoken to a fair few people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to fertility and nutrition, but dieticians work slightly differently. Their focus is very much on...

Duration:00:28:33

What do I need to know about my cycle when trying to get pregnant?

2/22/2021
THE FERTILITY PODCAST IS BACK WITH A NEW SOUND, A NEW RESIDENT EXPERT BUT THE SAME MISSION. We’re so pleased to be back with you, having taken some time to really work out what the best future plan for The Fertility Podcast is, and it’s to clearly guide you along the way to pregnancy. We’re going through all that we think could help and sharing previous episodes to make sure you can really get stuck in. We can’t guarantee you a baby, nobody can. But we can promise you information you can...

Duration:00:33:10

The Fertility Podcast

2/15/2021
Don't miss The Fertility Podcast relaunch as we return to guide you through all the many things you need to consider when trying for a baby. We'll be talking about cycles and lifestyle changes as well as other conditions or deficiencies that might be affecting your changes of getting pregnant naturally. Then we'll be moving onto what fertility treatment is all about, the options available for you, support, hollistic treatment and most importantly making sure you know that there is a...

Duration:00:01:59

BONUS: Visions of Reproductive Health from Being Human Festival

2/8/2021
Last November, I was asked to partner with the Being Human Festival curated by Queen Mary, University of London. The event was part of a series called ‘Navigating New Worlds'. This event is funded by the Wellcome Trust. The webinar they were hosting was looking at the many ways the interior body has been revealed by a variety of visualising techniques. This includes ultrasound scans and images of embryos which have long left the lab and are increasingly appearing in the news, in commercial...

Duration:01:28:36

Goodbye 2020 - Merry Christmas from us

12/21/2020
Well, it's our final chat of 2020 and we actually did it on Insta live which is what we've shared here. It's been a difficult week for many in the UK this week, as for a lot of people Christmas hopes have been dashed and there's not much we can say to console you, except we're nearly through this awful year and we know there is a potential end in sight. So, this is a short and sweet note to say, seasons greetings and we'll be back in 2021 with a new look and sound for The Fertility...

Duration:00:29:57

The Later Years: Why Egg Freezing Could Be All It's Cracked Up To Be?

12/6/2020
Welcome to our final episode of The Later Years Series. We're hoping to bring you one final episode of 2020 just before Christmas and we’re very much hoping that the two of us can get together to record in person - Covid restrictions permitting! This week we’re talking egg freezing with Catherine Hendy author, yoga teacher, and co-founder of Elanza Wellness, and Sophia Money-Coutts journalist and creator of the podcast Freezing Time. So, you might have reached 35 or over and you’re...

Duration:00:40:37

The Later Years: Last Cycle. How you feel about it and what happens next?

11/30/2020
In this episode of our Later Years series, we focus on a real-life fertility story and welcome TV personality and model Rhian Sugden to the show. Rhian and her husband, Coronation Street actor Oliver Mellor have been together for 8 years and a year ago after fertility tests, Rhian was told the devastating news that her ovarian reserve was very low and she would need IVF. At the time of recording, she was about to start her 3rd round of IVF. Rhian has been advised to consider a donor egg,...

Duration:00:24:30

The Later Years: How Do You Future Proof Your Fertility?

11/23/2020
In this latest episode of The Fertility Podcast we continue to focus on 'The Later Years'. We re in conversation with Lucy Lines, an embryologist based in Australia. Lucy worked as a clinical embryologist for many years and following redundancy made the decision to take a different path and founded Two Lines Fertility. It's always fascinating hearing from an embryologist and Lucy explained how early on in her career, she had to sit a personality test to see if she was the right person to...

Duration:00:27:54

The Later Years: What is Reproductive Immunology

11/16/2020
In this week’s episode we welcome Naava Carmen, fertility acupuncturist and founder of The Fertility Support Company, who is on a mission is to tackle the underlining causes of infertility both in natural fertility and assisted conception. We're also going to be speaking with Dr Yau Thum Fertility Specialist at The Lister and the pair have found an interesting working relationship we wanted to discuss. Dr Thum has done loads of research into reproductive immunology, Natural Killer Cells,...

Duration:00:30:35

The Early Years: What More Can We Learn About Fertility Education

11/9/2020
We are delighted to welcome Professor Joyce Harper to this week's podcast. Joyce is a Professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute of Women’s Health at University College London and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. Joyce has an incredible amount of knowlege when it comes to women’s health. With over 30 years experience working in the field of fertility awareness education, she is so passionate. Finally Joyce has had the time to finish a book, she started writing 4 years...

Duration:00:39:08

Who can I talk to about babyloss?

11/5/2020
Thank you to our episode sponsor Peanut, you can meet likeminded women, trying to conceive and find support. Be sure to visit peanut.app.link/fertilitypoddy or via your app store. You’ll hear from Dr. Ingrid Gran, Senior Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and a Consultant at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford talking about the reasons why miscarriages happen, explaining in more detail about chromosomal abnormalities and it’s linked to female age. Listen in full here Zara Dawson...

Duration:00:23:00

What do I need to know about male infertility?

11/4/2020
Thanks to our episode sponsor Examenlab who has created Exact tests to give a clear picture of the quality of sperm DNA, you can see whether or not there is a possibility of improving it. Visit examenlab.com to find out more You've heard a snippet of our chat with professor Sheryl Homa explains the big gap in treatment for men at the GP surgery and how all too often they are fast-tracked through the doors of a fertility clinic when more investigations should and could be done. Listen in...

Duration:00:24:11

What do I need to know when I'm trying to get pregnant?

11/3/2020
Thanks to our episode sponsor Pharmasure who create the nutritional supplement Impryl, which enables your body to maintain its natural metabolic balance and so ensures the very best chance of pregnancy - to find out more visit fertilityfamily.co.uk In this montage, you’ll hear from Emma Cox from Endometriosis UK about how the diagnosis of endometriosis, which all too often goes undetected for 7 years, can be made. Hear the full episode. Plus we want to make sure you know how you can...

Duration:00:25:13

What support is available to help me whilst I'm trying conceive

11/2/2020
Firstly a big thank you to our episode sponsor Parla where you can access free self-assessment tools, at home fertility tests, meditations, health guides, and a community of qualified fertility experts. All at your fingertips! To support our listeners Parla is offering a 3 months free trial and 50% of their fertility test all worth over £100 in discounts! Go to www.myparla.com or download their app to redeem the offer. This episode aims to highlight our 'Infertility Support' category...

Duration:00:32:26