Becoming a Single Parent by Choice: How Gloria Met Emmet
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by A Podcast by Progyny
1w ago
With a focus on her career and a determination to find the right "other half” for her child, today’s guest shares her journey to being a single parent by choice.  Navigating the stress of her ticking biological clock, Gloria Soler went from realizing that the perfect parenting partner was not yet on her horizon to manifesting her own dreams of parenthood.  Gloria went to find the doctor, the right sperm donor, the right treatment, and with a comprehensive employer-sponsored benefit, Gloria met the love she had been searching for all along, her son Emmet.   Tune into Gloria ..read more
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Fertility 101: Common Fertility Tests
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by A Podcast by Progyny
1M ago
The Fertility 101 Series, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running, is a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert.    This week's guest, Dr. Paul Dudley, Medical Director of Pinnacle Fertility Atlanta, dives into what tests are expected during an initial consultation, including the need for a blood test, semen analysis (if a partner is involved), and comprehensive assessments like an ovarian reserve evaluation. He also shares his perspective on at-home fertility testing kits and when to seek guidance from your ..read more
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The Role of Doulas
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by This is Infertility
1M ago
Today’s episode delves into a supportive yet often overlooked contributor to the birthing process and much more: the role of doulas.   Our guest, Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow, elaborates on the diverse responsibilities of doulas, ranging from offering emotional and physical support in co-creating your birth plan, to advocating for individuals and facilitating communication between patients and healthcare providers. She explains what to keep in mind when finding the right doula for you. And highlights how doulas work to address birth disparities within marginalized communities ..read more
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Building Families with Ferring — A Win-Win
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by A Podcast by Progyny
2M ago
Times are changing, and more employers are choosing to prioritize fertility and family building benefits to attract and retain talent. Investing in employee benefits isn't just about cost, it’s about fostering a positive employee experience, driving engagement, and ultimately enhancing business performance.   Today's guest, Purvi Tailor, Vice President of Human Resources at Ferring U.S., describes Ferring’s groundbreaking approach to employee benefits. With a focus on enhancing the family building journey for employees, she discusses the implementation of the, "Building Families at F ..read more
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Unexplained Infertility, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, and Switching Doctors
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by A Podcast by Progyny
2M ago
Struggling with disbelief, enduring back-to-back treatments, cancelled appointments, and an overwhelming emotional toll - these experiences are all part of Sonya Heer's journey to building a family. How did she get here? Sonya and her husband embarked on what most couples do: they got married, spent some quality time together, and then wanted to expand their family. But, after months of not having success, Sonya turned to a specialist where she was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. This left Sonya with more questions, but she persevered and continued treatment. After more rounds, she rea ..read more
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Becoming a Single Parent by Choice: IVF + a Sperm Donor
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by A Podcast by Progyny
3M ago
Today’s guest spent a great deal of time juggling a lot of things many tasks on a tight schedule – she was busy creating a successful career for herself , as she was creating a successful career for herself as a senior producer at a media and entertainment companySenior Producer at Warner Brothers Discovery Sports. Lakia Holmes  At 37 years old, Lakia Holmes realized one day that her to-do's at work may not be the only thing functioning on a tight schedule.  Aware of her biological clock, Lakia looked into freezing her eggs, so she could continue waiting for the perfect partner for h ..read more
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Wrapping Season 6 with Your Burning Questions
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by A Podcast by Progyny
4M ago
As the sixth season of This Is Infertility comes to a close, we wanted to thank all of our incredible listeners for keeping us part of your journey.  This episode has been requested by many of our listeners, and certainly could not have been made without you.  Today our host sits down with 30 of our amazing in-network reproductive endocrinologist to answer your burning questions. Wondering what these doctors are thinking along your journey? Tune in for their expert medical opinions, taste in waiting room music, and unrelenting support for the people they treat every day.  For mo ..read more
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A Mic for the LGBTQIA+ Community: The Queer Family Podcast
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by A podcast by Progyny
4M ago
Almost three years ago, we published a list of our Top 17 Favorite Fertility Podcasts.  Topping that list was a podcast called, If These Ovaries Could Talk, a show centered around the lesbian experience of fertility and family building.   Today’s guest, Jaimie Kelton, created this podcast after going through the journey to build her family, and struggling to find relatable content and education for queer identities. As her following has grown, so has her podcast. Jaimie explains how her show has now evolved into The Queer Family Podcast, a podcast for diverse identities, and all ..read more
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Finding the Right... Everything: A Journey of Trial and Error
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by A Podcast by Progyny
5M ago
Today’s guest walks us through her experience with the wrong physician, the wrong clinic, the wrong treatment, the wrong coverage, and the wrong...well, everything. Sherri Sawyerr describes her experience of trial and error in pursuing parenthood, and how taking the wrong path can often pave the way for the right one.     During her journey with multiple physicians and IVF cycles, inadequate coverage, limited representation, and ultimately, the decision to use donor eggs: Sherri realized that it’s important to have a voice through all of this. And she uses that voice on her YouT ..read more
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WorkLIFE Balance: The Need for Family Building Support in the Workplace
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by A Podcast by Progyny
5M ago
This Veteran’s Day, we’re featuring Brian Tucker, a Veteran who is outspoken about his experience with male factor infertility. He is also an HR disruptor who knows that employers, are, in part, responsible for executing the American Dream.   On the path to building a family, Brian and his wife, Jenny, found themselves at a financial crossroad. Their coverage for fertility treatment was miscommunicated, which left them confused about what they actually need to pay vs what was covered. Left completely in the dark, with one common goal of having a child, they chose the only clear-cut f ..read more
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