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123 - Swing Dancing and Jumping on Submarines (Matt & Christina Webster)

8/19/2019
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Matt & Christina lead our Infertility Support Group in Suffolk, Virginia. This is their story. You can reach them by visiting https://www.sarahs-laughter.com/suffolk. -- 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we...

Duration:00:41:17

122 - You'll Be Good When... (Cathie Quillet)

8/12/2019
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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you. == After yet another miscarriage, when Cathie was praying, "Just knock me up and make it stick," she didn't know at the time that her child was being conceived halfway across the world. This is her story. -- How to connect with...

Duration:01:00:59

121 - Called to an Uncomfortable Life (Tamara Hebert)

8/5/2019
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A seed from an unlikely source was planted in the heart of 18-year-old Tamara: a desire to adopt a child from India. Despite real and formidable obstacles, that seed persisted over the years and flourished into a beautiful story of international adoption. -- 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:01:33:54

120 - Where You Find Joy and Peace (Wendy Grisanti)

7/29/2019
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Just five months after a grueling surgery for endometriosis, Wendy conceived. She and her husband were so excited, they invited their church friends over to celebrate. And that's when Wendy started to miscarry. 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 on...

Duration:00:45:21

119 - Living the Impossible (Heather Nowitzki)

7/22/2019
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After a miscarriage, six IUIs, four IVF cycles, six embryo transfers, and one ectopic pregnancy, Heather had two 100% abnormal embryos. Twice she woke from a dead sleep with the overwhelming feeling that she had to use them. So she did. 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:01:01:40

118 - Insurance That Pays (Allison Madrigal)

7/15/2019
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Allison has never walked through infertility, but seeing her brother and sister-in-law struggle with it changed her life. She walked away from a career in insurance to do... IVF insurance. Sort of. She'll explain it. This is her story. You can reach Allison at: Vitality Solutions vitalitysolutions.com 346-888-2861 allison@vitalitysolutions.com -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com....

Duration:00:42:20

117 - Blissfully Unaware (Jeannie Burch)

7/8/2019
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Jeannie is 70 years old and going through infertility for the second time. In the 1980s she had a miracle child. Now, her miracle child, one of our support group leaders, is struggling with infertility. 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 on...

Duration:00:57:56

116 - One Good Egg (Katie Guillory)

7/1/2019
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Katie is a returning podcast guest and a panel speaker at our upcoming Hope Narrative Conference. You know those stories where the woman was pregnant and didn't know it? Katie, a Physician's Assistant, never believed them. Until... This is her story. The Hope Narrative is August 30-31, 2019. Register at: https://www.hopenarrative.org/. -- 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...

Duration:01:03:29

115 - Wait. Just wait. (Catherine Spivey)

6/24/2019
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Needing to nurture, most people who go through infertility get a pet. Catherine got a horse. And 33 chickens. And a cow. And four turkeys. And another horse. And four cats and three dogs. It's a good thing she lives on a farm. This is her story. You can find out more about Catherine at https://thebayougypsy.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...

Duration:01:11:20

114 - Purpose-Filled (Lisa Walter)

6/17/2019
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As a physician’s assistant working in trauma and critical care at a hospital, every day at work for Lisa meant seeing people on the worst day of their lives. She never thought there would be a worst day for her. But there would be. 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:00:58:24

113 - Let There Be Brotherhood (Okey Wilson)

6/10/2019
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Okey is doing a breakout session just for men at our Hope Narrative Conference this August. He has a heart for adoption, and believes all men have a need for brotherhood and raw conversation. This is his story. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge Okey Wilson, co-founder of Born To Belong https://www.instagram.com/born2belong/ https://www.facebook.com/born2belong https://www.hopenarrative.org/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our...

Duration:00:57:59

112 - Twenty-Three But Not Me (Kate Mclay)

6/3/2019
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Kate went to an all-girls school in her native Australia, so she literally has dozens of close friends for life. 23 of those dear friends all got pregnant at the same time. Kate did not. 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also...

Duration:00:59:33

111 - The Point of the Battle (Mary Rodriguez)

5/27/2019
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Mary was at a low point in her infertility struggle when the dysfunction and abuse of her childhood invaded her thought life. Overwhelmed and desperate, she tried something new: praying out loud. 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s...

Duration:01:00:16

110 - Lia Viscaina

5/20/2019
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When Lia and her husband started the adoption process, there was a baby that Lia knew in her heart was meant to be hers. And then the birth mom chose someone else. This is Lia’s story. You can find out more about Lia at www.infertilitymadeusparents.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...

Duration:00:50:59

109 - Baby Steps Nashville is June 1, 2019

5/14/2019
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Baby Steps Nashville is June 1, 2019 at Shelby Park in Nashville, TN. Our special guests are Phil & Alex Congelliere of Love Multiplies and Elisha Kearns of Waiting for Baby Bird. Nashville Fertility will give away a free IVF, Sarah's Laughter will give away a $10,000 grant, and Love Multiplies will give away a $5,000 grant. Both grants can be used toward the family-growing option of your choice: either adoption or infertility treatment at the SART-listed clinic of your choice. It's...

Duration:00:06:21

108 - Annette Prieto-Llopis

5/13/2019
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Annette is a first generation Cuban American. She’s previously discussed infertility from a Latina perspective on CNN and NPR, and we’re thrilled to have her as a guest on this episode. 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also...

Duration:00:59:15

Episode 107 - A Mother's Day Message from Beth Forbus

5/10/2019
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Beth has a brief message for you on one of the most difficult weekends of the year: Mother's Day Weekend. -- 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either...

Duration:00:03:04

Episode 106 - Maria Alicia Serrano

5/6/2019
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Maria and Beth discuss race and adoption, the absurd things people say to interracial couples, and what Maria did when a protestor screamed outside her fertility clinic during her appointment. This is her story. Be sure to listen to an important update to Maria’s story at the end of this episode! -- 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:00:57:18

Episode 105 - Okay No Matter What (Danielle Pete)

4/29/2019
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One day Danielle’s four-year-old asked her why she was sad. “Because I don’t have a baby.” Her child ran off & came back with a baby doll. “Mommy, here’s your baby.” This is Danielle’s story of secondary infertility. You can find out more about Danielle at her blog: http://www.lovethecrazylife.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:...

Duration:00:52:30

Episode 104 - Alaina Carroll

4/22/2019
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Alaina’s miscarriage saved her husband’s life. Then, when she tried to donated her eggs at 26, she was told that she had the eggs of a 40-year-old. 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 on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we...

Duration:00:49:11