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Welcome to the club…the Eggology Club! This podcast is redefining the modern day journey to parenthood. Meet your host and fertility-focused advocate Valerie Landis as we change the conversation with unfiltered real-life stories. Consider us your new BFFs helping navigate this journey too. Follow us at

Welcome to the club…the Eggology Club! This podcast is redefining the modern day journey to parenthood. Meet your host and fertility-focused advocate Valerie Landis as we change the conversation with unfiltered real-life stories. Consider us your new BFFs helping navigate this journey too. Follow us at


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Welcome to the club…the Eggology Club! This podcast is redefining the modern day journey to parenthood. Meet your host and fertility-focused advocate Valerie Landis as we change the conversation with unfiltered real-life stories. Consider us your new BFFs helping navigate this journey too. Follow us at






E19: In Due Time

DAILY YOKE Jen Noonan married her husband in 2008 after meeting through mutual friends. When they first began the process to start their family things didn't go as planned. Eventually, they sought help from a fertility clinic and was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. After a year of trying to conceive, taking hormone shots, dealing with miscarriage and treatments they finally were able to have a son in 2010. When Jen and her husband wanted to grow their family for a second child, they...


E18: Egg Hunt

DAILY YOKE Picking a sperm donor is relatively common place especially for those choosing single motherhood, but egg donation is rarely discussed or talked about. Sperm or egg shopping can be similar to online dating and feel like a daunting task to navigate the system. There are more resources than ever to support those using third-party reproduction, such as the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) created by Wendy Kramer. The DSR website assists the individuals who donated their own DNA,...


E17: Baby Embryos

DAILY YOKE Mimi Lee made headlines when she battled her ex-husband for custody of their embryos during their divorce. A single judgement in San Francisco courtroom rendered a decision that would determined the fate of five embryos that Mimi and her ex-husband had intentionally created after her shocking diagnosis of breast cancer. The decision would change Mimi Lee's life forever. Cancer and life threatening illness can affect one's chance for preserving their fertility or ability to...


E16: Egguality

DAILY YOKE Women have won a number of rights over the last 100 years, like the ability to vote, pursue an education, build a career, or choose a partner. However, just because a few things have changed in the modern era today, does not mean the world is now fair. Similarly, rules and regulations about health care practices in every country are not all equal. When exploring fertility laws, old regulations and outdated processes are still in practice. Rules about who could freeze their eggs...


E15: Chill

DAILY YOKE Jennifer Frappier was 39, single, and living in Los Angeles California. Jenni wanted to balance her career, pursue her dreams, and start a family. She decided to take matters into her own hands instead hitting the panic button, she froze her eggs so she could increase her odds of having it all. During the egg freezing journey, she chose to documented the experience and created a short film called, Chill. The documentary is currently being featured at several film festivals and...


E14: Transport Trauma

DAILY YOKE Recently two fertility clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco, announced they had storage tank failures and thousands of specimens, eggs, embryos, and sperm were lost in this tragedy. How do you safe guard your frozen specimens? Is it risky to transport your frozen assets? This episode explores the many possibilities involved when using your frozen eggs, how to mitigate the transport risks, and uncovers key details behind the scenes inside the fertility labs. NY Times bestselling...


E13: Having Faith In Your Eggs

DAILY YOKE Season 1 ends with this bonus episode featuring celebrity guest, Faith Salie, an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!" and hosts the PBS show "Science Goes To The Movies." Listen as Faith talks about her journey to motherhood and how freezing her eggs was the key to becoming a parent in her 40s. Faith also writes about fertility in her book, "Approval Junkie." She lives in New York City with her husband John Semel, son...


E12: Q & A

DAILY YOKE You have questions and we have answers. Listen as Valerie and Stephanie answer your questions, emails, and voicemails. We address topics like how to tell your parents or partner about egg freezing, what are the differences are between eggs and embryos, how to financially plan or pay for cryopreservation, what kind of pain might you feel, what happens to your frozen genetic DNA material if you never use it, to how old is too old. Do you have an unanswered questions that you would...


E11: Egg Strategy

DAILY YOKE Top Cambridge University scientist, Dr. Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics. She joins the Eggology Club podcast as she sets out to combined her passions as a science broadcaster, writer and educator to make science cool for kids. Emily has always known she wanted to become a mother some day. Based on advice from her doctors, Emily explains how she froze her eggs multiple times to get as many as possible and take the pressure off becoming a parent right...


E10: Birthday Deadlines

DAILY YOKE Political strategist Sarah Lenti talks to us about how she went against her family’s conservative values by undergoing egg freezing and a fresh round of IVF to become a single parent to a set of twin boys. Hear how Sarah’s journey to parenthood landed her all over CNN and what advice she has for others who hope to become parents. SEASON 1 EPISODE 10 SPONSORS Uqora | Seattle Sperm Bank | Vino Diva | Social Media @EggologyClub | +1 978-EGG-CLUB | |...


E09: Freezing Freedom

DAILY YOKE Travel enthusiast, blogger, entrepreneur, and founder of website Stephanie Linder explains what life events helped her make the decision to freeze her eggs, quit her stable job, sell all her belongings and stuff to travel the world. Listen as Stephanie describes what motivated her to move to Medellin Colombia in South America, travel the globe, start this new chapter in her life, and begin an adventure of a lifetime chasing her dreams. SEASON 1 EPISODE 9...


E08: Doctor Shopping

DAILY YOKE Journalist Sarah Elizabeth Richards and author of book, "Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It" joins the girls from Eggology Club podcast to discuss her journey navigating the early days of egg freezing. Learn about Sarah's personal story shopping for doctors and clinics, her advice for women thinking about using the technology of egg freezing, and why we think she is technically is our "Guinness World Book" record holder for the...


E07: Having It All

DAILY YOKE Dr. Pepper Schwartz of the reality tv show, Married At First Sight joins the girls from Eggology Club to discuss the modern changes of families, relationships, and individualism from the past. Learn about Dr. Pepper's secrets and personal story to having it all and how to use current technology advancements to benefit your future. SEASON 1 EPISODE 7 SPONSORS Extend Fertility | BeSafe Meds | Vino Diva | Social Media @EggologyClub | +1 978-EGG-CLUB | |...


E06: Fifty Shades of Fertility

DAILY YOKE Agnes Fischer the author of book Eggs Unscrambled and founder of website Frozen Please joins the show to help discuss relationships, dating, family planning, and how egg freezing can change your prospective. Hear about the girls' romantic relationship status, how they navigate digital dating life, and use apps such as Bumble, Tinder, Just A Baby, Match, The League, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, and more. Read and purchase Agnes's book Eggs Unscrambled on Amazon and follow her on...


E05: Emotional Rollercoasters

DAILY YOKE Discussing the key emotional aspects of egg freezing and how the general news media and press usually miss understand why women decide to freeze. Yale University research professor, Dr. Marcia Inhorn joins the conversation to explain her key research of why early egg freezing adopters chose to access the technology. Keep up with Dr. Inhorn's research and her future publications of these egg freezing studies via her website at SEASON 1 EPISODE 5 SPONSORS The...


E04: Let’s Talk About Egg Freezing

DAILY YOKE Learn about egg freezing from start to finish. What to expect, how the shots feel, to what retrieval day looks like. Hear first hand the tips and trick to having a successful egg freezing cycle. Egg Freezing Checklist and Procedure Order: 1. Complete pap smear and STD/STI testing in the last 90 days 2. Fertility clinic orders AMH or Ovarian Reserve Test, vaginal ultrasound 3. Order your medications, start hormones on Day 3 of your period 4. Take shots for 12-14 days, morning...


E03: Find Your Tribe

DAILY YOKE In 2009 only a total of 495 women froze their eggs, but the number of freezers jumped to 6,000 women in 2015. Connecting with others who froze their eggs can help you along your journey to find your tribe. Carolyn Moos joins the Eggology Club to discuss her egg freezing experience and her healthy lifestyle routine preparing for her cycle. Carolyn is 6’5” USA Basketball Jr. Olympic, Stanford, FIBA/WNBA Athlete. Read more about Carolyn's workout routine, health, nutrition, and food...


E02: Welcome to the Club

DAILY YOKE Welcome to the #EggClub! The Eggology Club Podcast is your safe haven to learn all about egg freezing and fertility choices to redefine the modern day journey to parenthood. Join the club and let us be your girlfriends' guide as we deep dive into the girls back story. Learn why egg freezing and cryopreservation choices helped extend the biological clock for family building options in the future. SEASON 1 EPISODE 2 SPONSORS Future Family | Freeze and Share | Vino Diva | Social...


E01: Testing 1…2…3

DAILY YOKE this mic on? What is the Eggology Club? A podcast redefining the modern day journey to parenthood. How do you get involved? You’re invited to join the private Facebook group Eggology Club and listen as we share empowering real-life stories and change the conversation around family planning. Who is behind the Eggology Club? The podcast is an extension of the website to expand the content Valerie Landis was already creating online into an audio...