Cancer survivor, surrogacy mama and Circle Surrogacy Marketing Director Kristin Marsoli
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by Alison Prato
1w ago
Ali's guest today is Kristin Marsoli, a loyal Target shopper, an aspiring novelist, and a cancer survivor. Knowing she couldn’t carry a baby because of her medical history, when Kristin and her husband were ready to start their family, they turned to surrogacy. After a long journey with many bumps in the road, they finally welcomed their beautiful son into the world in 2014. Kristin then turned her personal experience with surrogacy into her profession, taking the role as the Marketing Director at Circle Surrogacy. Kristin educates intended parents, surrogates and egg donors about surrogacy an ..read more
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Fitness expert, influencer and infertility advocate Deja Riley Izydorczyk
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by Alison Prato
2w ago
Today's guest, Deja Riley Izydorczyk, is a a fitness instructor and an ambassador for Lululemon, she was named one of Forbes' Black Women Changing the Face of Fitness. She is also a huge influencer on social, with almost 100,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 105,000 followers on TikTok, where she and her husband, Jimmy, have been chronicling their fertility journey. Deja tells Ali all about what she and Jimmy have been going through since they started their family building journey, including unexplained infertility, four failed IUIs, a devastating miscarriage, screaming in t ..read more
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Erin Bulcao @mybeautifulblunder on IG
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by Alison Prato
3w ago
Today, Ali is talking to warrior mom Erin Bulcao about her real and raw fertility journey. Erin talks about how not ovulating led her to see a fertility specialist when she was in her late 20s, and why they recommended she start with IUIs. She talks about getting pregnant with triplets via IUI, and why it was recommended by her medical team, for the health of both Erin and her babies, that they reduce the pregnancy to twins. After discussing the aftermath of that decision and that procedure, as well as the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, Erin shares how she felt "horrible and embarrass ..read more
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Monica Bivas, Author of “The IVF Planner”
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by Alison Prato
1M ago
Today, Ali is talking to Monica Bivas, IVF warrior and advocate, mindset and holistic fertility coach, and author of "The IVF Planner." Monica talks about her stage-four endometriosis, finding out that IVF was her only option to have healthy pregnancies, the several IVF cycles she went through, and how IVF can be considered taboo in the Latina community. She talks about having her now-17 year old daughter through IVF, and how blood clots in her umbilical cord during another pregnancy lead to the devastating stillbirth of another daughter, at 39 weeks. Monica explains what happened ne ..read more
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April Christina, Endometriosis and Fertility Advocate, @iamaprilchristina
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by Alison Prato
1M ago
April Christina is one of the biggest endometriosis advocates in this community and today, Ali hears April's entire fertility journey, from when she first got her period at the age of 9 to where she is today -- still in the midst of it all. April talks about her very early menstruation; her endometriosis diagnosis in her early 20s (and how when she was diagnosed, she had never even heard of endo before); her two endo surgeries; being in a depressive state; the discovery of her chocolate cysts; how she met her husband and when they started talking about family building; knowing t ..read more
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Blair Nelson Part Two: Ali's Fertility Rally Co-Founder and @fabivfmama
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by Alison Prato
1M ago
Today, Ali is talking to her incredible PIBAC (Partner in Biz and Claw), Fertility Rally co-founder Blair Nelson, aka @fabivfmama. Blair was on Ali's 8th episode three and a half years ago, and sooooo much has happened since then: Blair did many more rounds of IVF, Blair had her baby girl, Hadley, Blair and Ali launched Fertility Rally in 2020, Blair got pregnant again in the fall of 2022, and then Blair received some devastating news that her baby, in utero, has an extremely rare disease called Limb Body Wall Complex, which is fatal. Blair talks about all of it on this episode, including ..read more
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Sarah: Secondary Infertility In Shanghai
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by Alison Prato
1M ago
On this episode, Ali talks to Sarah, a U.S. citizen who's been living --and going through secondary infertility -- in Shanghai, China. Sarah emailed Ali, "I have always had good access to mental health support and friends in the US, but the past two years I have been living in Shanghai, China. The border remains closed due to covid so we have not been able to travel out at all. I recently experienced a miscarriage here, between 8 and 9 weeks, had a D&C, and really struggled to find anyone to talk to about it. While Shanghai is a very very modern city, it really lacks the sort of menta ..read more
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Jess Veit @onesunnystory on IG
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by Alison Prato
2M ago
Today Ali is talking to a dear friend of hers who she met through Instagram. Her name is Jess Veit,and she is an IVF Warrior and advocate, a bright light in the IG community, and mama to her rainbow baby, whose nickname is Sunny. You probably know her from IG @onesunnystory. On this episode, Jess tells Ali how she got to where she is today, including 9 years of trying, ? ???s, ? ???s (frozen embryo transfers) and her one miracle baby. They also talk about thyroid issues, natural killer cells, painful periods, and Asherman's Syndrome. And big news: Jess reveals what's happening&n ..read more
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WeNatal Founders Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim
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by Alison Prato
2M ago
Ali is talking to best friends this week! Today, her guests are Ronit and Vida, who met while working together at Nike in Los Angeles, who both come from health and fitness backgrounds, and who both found themselves going through infertility at the same time.  Today, they both share their infertility journeys, including how they each had a miscarriage one week apart, how they supported each other as best friends, how the losses affected their relationships with their husbands, and how they blamed themselves. They're also going to discuss how after delving into some deep re ..read more
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Lauren Massarella, Lifestyle Blogger and Co-host of "Cozy Conversations" Podcast
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by Alison Prato
2M ago
Get ready for a very entertaining conversation! Today Ali is talking to Lauren Massarella, a wellness and lifestyle blogger from Chicago, who co-hosts "Cozy Conversations," a bi-weekly podcast about everyday life experiences, pop culture, current events, and everything in between, with her sister, Michelle. Ali and Lauren dive deep into Lauren's infertility struggles, starting with "horrible" endometriosis for a big chunk of her life, the lack of sex education she got as a young woman, going through IVF with her husband, Anthony, how they finally got pregnant, some unique pregna ..read more
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