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Episode 72 - Waiting for Baby Bird (Elisha Kearns)

7/16/2018
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Elisha, a faith-based infertility blogger and speaker, planned to surprise her family with the perfect pregnancy announcement. Instead, she had to share her pregnancy and miscarriage in the same sentence. This is her story. Elisha is speaking at the Hope Narrative on August 10-11, 2018: hopenarrative.org Elisha’s ministry links: waitingforbabybird.com facebook.com/waitingforbabybird/ instagram.com/waitingforbabybird -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration:01:35:29

Episode 71 - The Community I Never Knew I Was Missing (Joanna Hackman)

7/9/2018
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Once Joanna, our Los Angeles infertility support group leader, shared her story online, she set off a series of improbable events (including this interview). “I don’t believe in coincidences. I just believe in a really good, good God.” This is her story. Joanna’s support group page at Sarah’s Laughter: https://www.sarahs-laughter.com/losangeles/. Joanna’s blog: https://actorandadventurer.com/. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 70 - The Sign of Four (Sara Carver)

7/2/2018
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Sara was in a hospital emergency room when a joyful nurse walked up and said “Congratulations! You’re pregnant!” Sara was there because she was miscarrying. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby...

Duration:01:07:11

Episode 69 - Little Bean (Tara Manning)

6/18/2018
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Tara planned to use this episode to share the happy ending to her infertility story and encourage others. Days before our interview, however, she miscarried. Despite her grief, Tara still did the interview. “I’ve lost so much in infertility and in what I thought my life would be like, and I’m not going to lose my faith.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can...

Duration:00:52:13

Episode 68 - Someone Else's Child (Tiffany Baker)

6/11/2018
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Tiffany has undergone 5 rounds of IVF, 2 dropped IVF cycles, D&C, hysteroscopies and more. Yet, she hasn’t personally dealt with infertility. (Really.) This is her story. Find out more about Tiffany at tiffanyjobaker.com. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on...

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 67 - It's the Mileage (Philip & Melissa Dunbar)

5/31/2018
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Philip & Melissa live an hour and a half from Baton Rouge. Yet they make the drive several times a month for her support group, his support group, and doctor’s appointments. This is their story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter...

Duration:00:48:42

Episode 66 - (Not) The Easy Way - Jenn Rachal, Part 2

5/11/2018
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When you first met Jenn in episode 49, there was a lot she couldn’t tell you. Now she can. This is (the rest of) her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for...

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 66 - Only in Hindsight (Melissa Kreideweis)

5/4/2018
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A doctor told Melissa, “If by some miracle of God you are able to conceive a child, either you will kill the baby or the baby will kill you.” This is her story. You can purchase Melissa’s book, No Bun in the Oven, by clicking here. For more information about Melissa’s support group, click here. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s...

Duration:01:12:41

Episode 64 - Going Public (Christina White)

4/28/2018
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Christina, a nurse practitioner, is using this interview to leave “the infertility closet.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses...

Duration:01:04:41

Episode 63 - Flip the Script and Share Your Story (NIAW)

4/24/2018
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Beth and Mary Claire talk about the power of story, the big impact of little words, and the qualifications needed to comfort and encourage. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a...

Duration:00:53:54

Episode 62 - Embrace Bravery (Shannon Ketchum)

4/15/2018
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It took four doctors thirteen years to diagnose the painful condition that caused Shannon to scream and cry during sex. This is her story. Shannon leads a support group in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Her website is http://embracebravery.com/. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter...

Duration:00:43:13

Episode 61 - Choose Joy (Emmy Blakely)

3/2/2018
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Emmy is the creative force behind the amazing Choose Joy Infertility Conference. In our interview, she shares how the premature end of her pregnancy led to the birth of Choose Joy. She also gives us a sneak peek at what to expect at this year’s conference. This is her story—and the story of Choose Joy. You can find out more and register at choosejoyevent.com, and you can email any questions to register@choosejoyevent.com. You can also follow the conference on Instagram at...

Duration:01:18:41

Episode 60 - Thank God I Didn’t Give Up (Alycia de Lucio, Part 2)

2/24/2018
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A homeless heroin addict, the kindness of strangers, and hours to make a life-changing decision. A lot has happened in Alycia’s life since she was our guest on Episode 31. This is (more of) her story. Alycia is a Sarah's Laughter Support Group leader in Orange County, California. Her group: http://www.builtinthefire.com/support-group/ Her blog: http://www.builtinthefire.com Her email: alycia@builtinthefire.com -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration:00:54:00

Episode 59 - Laughing Is Conceivable (Lori Shandle-Fox)

2/19/2018
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Lori is a stand-up comedian who’s still “in the closet” about her infertility, despite the fact that she has a book and a blog about it, and talks about it on our infertility podcast. Confused? (Did we mention she’s a comedian?) This is her story. Please visit http://laughingisconceivable.com/ for more about Lori, including her blog. Her book Laughing is Conceivable is available in paperback, Kindle, Kobo, and Nook format. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website...

Duration:01:12:10

Episode 58 - An Oasis in the Desert (Jessica Satterfield)

2/12/2018
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On her first date with her future husband, Jessica expressed her heart for adoption, telling him, “If this isn’t okay with you, then we probably shouldn’t go on another date.” This is her story. You can visit Jessica's blog at gracewhilewewait.com, and follow her on instagram at @gracewhilewewait. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here:...

Duration:00:42:31

Episode 57 - If We Never Have a Baby, You’re Enough (Amanda Corbell)

2/3/2018
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Two months after Amanda was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she had a hysterectomy. A few months later, her husband left her. She was only 19. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run,...

Duration:00:59:31

Episode 56 - Struggling Together (Ken & Vanessa)

1/27/2018
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Infertility had slipped a wedge of silence between Ken and Vanessa Figueroa. Then Vanessa started praying. This is their story. Please visit Vanessa’s blog & gift shop at myoneinamillion.com. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also...

Duration:00:54:23

Episode 55 - The Second Time Around (Julie)

1/20/2018
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Julie needed to find purpose in her pain and to let others know that infertility can have a happy ending. But she was still “in the infertility closet” and valued her privacy. Then she discovered our podcast while on a road trip. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:01:07:08

Episode 54 - Having Done All to Stand (Danielle Thompson)

1/13/2018
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At 24, Danielle was told that she was in menopause, with the lab results of an 80-year-old woman. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for...

Duration:00:47:09

Episode 53 - I Felt Invisible (Michelle McGovern)

10/28/2017
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Michelle leads our infertility support group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She did everything right: medically, ethically, in every way—and her baby still died. "I didn't want another baby. I wanted my son." This is her story. -- Michelle's group contact info: http://www.sarahs-laughter.com/lancastercountypa.html Sarah's Laughter Lancaster County Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SarahsLaughterLancaster/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration:01:01:44