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I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. It launched in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn't been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntary childless. Whatever you situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility experts at clinics all over the world,wellbeing coaches and nutritionists and companies helping to fund your treatment as well as support networks such as Fertility Network UK and Fertility. It's all here - just delve in x

I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. It launched in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn't been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntary childless. Whatever you situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility experts at clinics all over the world,wellbeing coaches and nutritionists and companies helping to fund your treatment as well as support networks such as Fertility Network UK and Fertility. It's all here - just delve in x

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I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. It launched in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn't been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntary childless. Whatever you situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility experts at clinics all over the world,wellbeing coaches and nutritionists and companies helping to fund your treatment as well as support networks such as Fertility Network UK and Fertility. It's all here - just delve in x

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English


Episodes

The Early Years - Why we all need period power

9/21/2020
Continuing our series of The Early Years we chat with Amone Gbedamah co-founder of We Are The Hood, a brand new journal for girls age between 8-14, aiming to change the way young girls experience puberty. Amone and co-founder Maria Purcell’s mission is to remove the secrecy, stigma and taboo surrounding periods and replace this with knowledge, empowerment and ultimately….. celebration. As women, we can probably all remember the day we got our first period. The secrecy, and often the...

Duration:00:19:23

The Early Years from The Fertility Podcast

9/16/2020
We're talking periods, STI's, fertility education, miscarriage and where to get the information you can trust when thinking about your future fertility. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode, plus you can now sign up to become a Patreon of The Fertility Podcast. You'll be getting even more support from Kate and Natalie every month with a live get-together, have a say in who is interviewed on the podcast and also get to chat live with experts. Click here to join today

Duration:00:02:28

The Early Years - What we wish we'd known

9/14/2020
And we’re back…….! After our summer break we’re back and have an exciting new series for you – The Early Years. This is all the stuff we wished we’d know before starting to conceive. The teenage years and you’re early 20’s are pretty scary times – It’s drummed in to us NOT to get pregnant and what you should do to avoid getting pregnant. We didn’t realise at that time, that our fertility is so finite. Kate’s really passionate about empowering women to understand their cycle as research...

Duration:00:23:31

How does my Gut health affect my fertility?

7/27/2020
This week on the podcast we’re talking poo! Well to be exact…….gut health and your fertility. Meet Dr Cecilia Kitic the founder of The IVF Project and Dr Sue Reed who is a Dietician and microbiologist. Both ladies join us from Australia. How to eat for good fertility Sue tells us how infertility can be associated with an unhealthy gut, particularly increased inflammation and a low diversity of bacteria in the gut. She recommends focusing on good whole foods and steering clear of refined...

Duration:00:33:17

What is Ashermans syndrome?

7/20/2020
This week, we hear from our guest presenter Katy Linderman in conversation with Emilie Jones-Ransley. We asked Katy to have this conversation for us as both ladies have had thinks thin lining issues and talk about being members of 'The Thin Lining Brigade' Missed Miscarriage Emilie talks about her experience of missed miscarriage and the surgery she had to had, to remove it ( ERPC )and how after that she didn’t feel right two months later and she had to have further treatment. She...

Duration:00:49:51

How do you know if you can trust your fertility doctor?

7/13/2020
We are so excited to share this episode with you after we both binged listened to a (another!) pretty fabulous podcast. Meet Jenny Kleeman - journalist, author, presenter and filmmaker who has recently hosted the podcast The Immaculate Deception. The Story The Immaculate Deception covers the story of Jan Karbaat, a fertility doctor in the Netherlands during the 1970’s and 80’s. He was heralded as the person who could get results when all else fails. He operated alone and was criticised...

Duration:00:32:28

What does it mean to donate your embryos to science?

7/6/2020
In this episode, Natalie is flying solo as this is an audio account of her visit to Bourn Hall, Cambridge to talk about the decision to donate your frozen embryos to science. At the start of the episode, you do hear Natalie getting a bit upset as she recorded herself the day before the trip, so please do bare this in mind in case it triggers you. The Counsellor Jackie Stewart and Natalie talked about the decision to donate to science. Jackie explained what implications counselling is and...

Duration:00:43:41

The Freedom Fertility Formula

6/29/2020
What is the Freedom Fertility Formula? Meet Dany Griffiths. Dany is Natalie’s coach and mentor in the training Natalie has been doing over the last year to become a Freedom Fertility Specialist. Drum roll…..Natalie has now graduated and will make the most awesome Freedom Fertility Specialist. Dany is passionate about the emotional impact of fertility, which came about initially from her desire to support her best friend using hypno-fertility. Dany found she had a huge interest in...

Duration:00:36:38

How do I deal with a cancer diagnosis in my 20's

6/22/2020
In this episode we chat with Aby who at the age of 25 was diagnosed with breast cancer and made the decision to freeze her eggs for the future. We also spoke to Aby’s consultant Carole Gilling-Smith. Carole is the Medical Director at The Agora Clinic. Making the decision At the time that Aby was diagnosed, fertility couldn’t have been further from her mind. She was enjoying life in her 20’s, was single and had recently left home. Therefore not only did she find that she had a cancer...

Duration:00:30:28

How Men are coping in lockdown

6/15/2020
To mark Men’s Health Week, this week in the UK we are chatting with Tom Webb the Director of The Easy Bit and Morten Ulsted CEO and co-founder of ExSeed. The Easy Bit First up it’s Tom. Tom has spoken on the podcast before and this time joins us now that his film – The Easy Bit is finished and now available to watch. The aim of the film is to help men realise that there is help and support out there for them, particularly as more often than not the focus, when going through a fertility...

Duration:00:47:30

Why does Miscarriage Happen?

6/8/2020
Welcome to our final episode of the miscarriage series. Thank you for listening over the last few weeks. From your feedback, we know that you’ve found this series informative and importantly, it’s made you realise that you’re not alone. In this final episode we want to find out why miscarriage happens and so we chat to Ingrid Granne – Senior Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and a Consultant at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where Kate also worked a few years ago. The common...

Duration:00:23:51

Saying Goodbye with support

6/1/2020
Sadly, we’re almost coming to the end of our Miscarriage series, and this time we’re talking about support. Sometimes it can be difficult to reach out for support, especially as miscarriage is tragically still viewed a taboo subject. In this episode we chat with Zoe Clarke-Coates. Zoe is the co-founder of the award winning charity ‘The Mariposa Trust’ (widely known by the name of its primary division ‘sayinggoodbye.org’) and the author of 3 books, which are essential reading for anyone who...

Duration:00:45:10

Life after Stillbirth

5/25/2020
Frankie Brunker – These Precious Little People Please be warned that this weeks’ episode is a hard-hitting and emotional one. It is a raw and emotional account of stillbirth and the grief that follows. Natalie chats with Frankie Brunker, whom Natalie met at a fabulous Yoga day put on by Lucy from The Rainbow Running club. Route to Parenthood Frankie’s route to parenthood started really quickly after conceiving in the first month of trying however, devastatingly their daughter was born...

Duration:00:41:05

What support is available for you in hospital if you lose your baby

5/18/2020
Welcome to another ‘Meet the Makers’ episode where we chat to Louise Zeniou from Cradle. When we spoke to Louise, she had been having a busy few days with various media interviews, and in-between her busy schedule she managed to sneak in an interview with us whilst sat on the floor outside the toilets in Pret! Louise has a personal experience of what it feels like to go through early pregnancy loss when she became ill and diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. As she was so ill, she was...

Duration:00:21:43

Talking about your Miscarriage

5/11/2020
Meet Katy Leeson, Managing Director of Social Chain who also hosts a podcast called 'I Shouldn't Say This But' and at the time of us chatting had just been nominated for an award for 'Leading the Charge and Pushing the Boundaries' with Campaign Magazine ( a big industry title ) I spoke with Katy in real life at Social Chain's very cool office in central Manchester, in the days where you could do that, which is why Kate isn't in this episode. Self Protection Katy spoke about her struggle...

Duration:00:31:08

The HFEA answers your questions on restarting fertility treatment

5/5/2020
In this bonus episode,Kate and I speak with Sally Cheshire, who is the chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) These shownotes are a transcript of part of our conversation with Sally. Please listen to hear the full interview: What is 'elective treatment' It is the word that the NHS use when it's not an outright emergency. So the NHS made that decision. And it's an unfortunate name because no one chooses to go in for surgery, particularly with regard to fertility...

Duration:00:36:48

Dealing with your loss

5/4/2020
Meet Jen Coates who is the Director of Bereavement Support and Volunteering at SANDS which is the UK stillbirth and neonatal death charity. How can SANDS help? SANDS have many groups across the UK run by trained bereaved parents, known as Befrienders to provider peer to peer support. They have a national helpline and have recently developed a bereavement support app to compliment all their services. They have an online community and as the voice of bereaved parents across the UK they have...

Duration:00:23:34

The Pyschological Trauma of Miscarriage

4/27/2020
Welcome to the very first episode of The Miscarriage Series where we will spend the coming weeks bringing you real stories and expert interviews about the difficult topic of miscarriage. This week’s episode is with Dr Jessica Farren who Kate and I met in London, in her kitchen before we went into lockdown. Jessica is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Imperial College Health Care Trust and we spoke about her involvement in research which was published earlier this year. Jessica looked at...

Duration:00:28:06

What is progesterone hypersensitivity?

4/20/2020
How are you doing? Hopefully, you are coping and taking things a day at a time, which we feel is the best approach. Somedays you are acing it and others... maybe not so and that is just fine! We're doing out best to keep sharing out content and hopefully, you know by now, We’re passionate about sharing real life stories to bring fertility struggles to life. So meet Kate Pleace who, like Podcast Kate, is a fertility nurse. Kate used to work at Bourne Hall Fertility Clinic in Colchester and...

Duration:00:24:38