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A post-IVF exploration into the alternative ways to become parents.

A post-IVF exploration into the alternative ways to become parents.
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United Kingdom

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A post-IVF exploration into the alternative ways to become parents.

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English


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Ep10. The Road Ahead

10/26/2018
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Sophie Sulehria is a BBC Reporter. She and her husband Jonny started trying for a baby in 2013 and after being told they couldn't conceive naturally. The couple begun IVF treatment in April 2014. A little over three years and £40,000 later they embarked on what they felt would be their last chance at IVF. Sophie and Jonny have been chronicling their efforts to find an alternative way to become a family, including reports on egg donation, foreign adoption and fostering to adopt. In this, the...

Duration:00:19:42

Ep9. Friends and Family

10/26/2018
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Facing a fertility condition is often painful and all consuming. Not just for the people suffering, but for their wider circle watching on. In this episode, Sophie and Jonny consider the effect their quest has had on their friends and families.

Duration:00:19:53

Ep8. A Child Free Life

10/26/2018
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Sophie and Jonny have been considering alternative ways to have a baby after facing six rounds of unsuccessful IVF. In this episode they explore how they might feel about not having a child at all and meet various people who have found themselves involuntarily childless.

Duration:00:20:41

Ep7. Fostering with a View to Adopt

10/26/2018
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Sophie and Jonny are considering alternative ways to have their family. So far they've looked at egg donation and adoption from both here and overseas. In this episode they consider the process of fostering to adopt and meet two women who have done it, with very different outcomes. This exploration goes some way to dividing the couple.

Duration:00:21:05

Ep6. Adoption from Overseas

10/26/2018
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BBC reporter Sophie Sulehria and her husband Jonny have been sharing their journey of trying for a baby. So far they’ve considered egg donation and adoption, but what about adopting from abroad? In this episode Sophie meets a woman who adopted her daughter from India, a woman who was adopted from India, and learns about the stringent rules and regulations surrounding adopting from overseas.

Duration:00:20:08

Ep5. The Male Factor

10/26/2018
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Talk of the struggle to have children often centres around women. But how do men deal with the pain of fertility problems? Jonny meets two men, Sheridan and Michel, who have been through similar experiences with their partners.

Duration:00:19:45

Ep4. The Adoption Option

10/26/2018
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Sophie met Lucy who, with her husband, adopted their five-year-old daughter 19 months ago. She finds out why adoption was the right choice for her family. Sophie also meets fertility counsellor Tracey Sainsbury, to talk about her feelings so far.

Duration:00:19:50

Ep3. Donor Conception

10/26/2018
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Despite facing six rounds of IVF, Sophie and Jonny have been unsuccessful in their plight to have a baby. Now they are exploring the alternative ways to have a child. In this episode they meet Claire. Claire and her husband Mark had their son Eddie using donor egg treatment.

Duration:00:19:47

Ep2. Making Our Life Public

10/26/2018
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After the the failure of their last round of IVF, Sophie Sulehria and her husband Jonny appear on the radio to share their story. They discuss their attempts to have a baby, consider their next options and talk about their feelings so far.

Duration:00:18:44

Ep1. The IVF diaries

10/26/2018
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In 2014, Sophie and Jonny began their first round of IVF treatment. A little over three years and £40,000 later, they embarked on what they felt would be their last chance at this procedure. This episode follows the couple through this intense time.

Duration:00:19:33

Welcome to The Long Road to Baby

10/15/2018
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A post-IVF exploration into the alternative ways to become parents.

Duration:00:02:55