Season 2 Finale: Therapist Savannah Answers Your Questions
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Therapist and fertility/adoption expert Savannah Sanfield answers your questions about emotions, self-care, marriage during infertility, adoption, surrogacy, childfree living, third party reproduction, jealousy, resentment, self-image, self-hatred, RESOLVE.org insecurity, identity crises, co-dependency, baby showers, parenting after infertility, love, partnership, empathy, babies, postpartum depression, early childhood parenting, and more. With personal experience of infertility and 3rd party reproduction, Savannah brings us very special insights into the ups and downs of the fertility IVF jou ..read more
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From a Salsa Jar to My Son: Alix Olson's Alternative Road to Motherhood
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Writer/activist/spoken word star Alix Olson has never been predictable, but no one is more surprised than she to realize how much it means to be a mother. Hear the origin story of her first son, born after her sperm donor made his contribution into a "well-rinsed Tostitos jar," and her shock at wanting a second child, but then experiencing painful secondary infertility, having to "play straight" to access her insurance coverage, and becoming a single mother after her then-wife transitioned into a man. Come along with us on the road of Alix's self-discovery as she candidly takes us through succ ..read more
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Dynamic Do-Over: How Infertility Inspired a Mother and Daughter
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Daughter Nicole founded a surrogacy agency after her struggle with infertility, while her mother Pam launched the Baby Quest Foundation to award grants for fertility treatments to those who can't afford it. After struggling for years with infertility, through IVF, miscarriages, fertility treatments, fertility meds, pregnancy fails, and more, Nicole Lawson was able to have her first child through a surrogate. She worked with surrogacy again for her second child, and was inspired to leave her entertainment career to open Abundant Beginnings Company, a surrogacy agency, with her business partner ..read more
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Facebook Groups: the Ultimate Love/Hate Affair
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Fertility coach Oana Gharbi shares her story and strategies for coping with IVF, secondary infertility, hormones, protocols, pompous doctors, and sometimes, when it's best to stop and live your life. Having experienced her own personal pain and loss with the death of her first husband, then acute secondary infertility with her second husband, Oana discovered her true calling as a coach and advocate for people still on the journey to family after deciding to stop IVF and restore peace and happiness to her life, her marriage, and her family. She and Sam discuss the good and bad of IVF Facebook g ..read more
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A Priest and a Rabbi Walk Into a Podcast
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Reverend Julia Offinger, Associate Rector of Grace Church in New York City and Rabbi Rachel Brown, educational director of Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, Ohio talk candidly with Sam about the roles of faith, love and grace in the struggle to make a family. It’s a rare chance to ask the direct questions about the religious rules of IVF and alternative reproduction, from the Episcopal stance on infertility to the Catholic stance on IVF to the Jewish stance on egg donation and surrogacy, and more. A female priest and a female rabbi share their personal experiences with Ashkenazi Jewish genes, Chri ..read more
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The Infertility Soda Machine – How IVF Changed Comedian Jay Palumbo
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Comedian/writer/advocate Jennifer 'Jay' Palumbo talks openly about how infertility changed her career, her priorities and her marriage – and how she still comes out laughing. After grueling IVF treatments, embryo transfers, pregnancy fails and office baby showers, Jay finally had a successful pregnancy which produced her son Michael and moved her to become an advocate and a figurehead in the fertility/infertility fight. Then she got pregnant by accident which surprised the entire world - and forced her to do a lot of explaining! Jay is the Founder and CEO of Wonder Woman Writer, LLC, a f ..read more
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Making It Legal: Tara's Queer Family Story
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Writer, comedian and frequent host of The Moth Radio Hour, Tara Clancy talks candidly about the many hoops she and her first wife jumped through to become legal, lesbian moms, from fighting for insurance coverage as one of the earliest same-sex couples to do reciprocal IVF, to getting both parents' names on the birth certificate, to the moment when gay marriage became legal – the day after her second son was born. Now remarried, Tara also shares her excitement in this new, third chance at motherhood, and as her butch biological clock will tell you, it's not a moment too soon. Find out mo ..read more
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Happy as a Family of Two (and No One Wants Your Ass-vice)
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Resolve activist and fertility advocate Brooke Kingston shares the rewards of living child-free - and giving your dogs their own living room. Sam and Brooke talk openly about the possibilities for happiness and self-empowerment when choosing to live child-free after infertility, or "child-free not by choice." Baby showers, pregnant sisters and sibling rivalry, women's rights, IVF and infertility support, marital issues, march on Washington, RESOLVE's advocacy day and the rewards of being an aunt are all discussed with candor, love and humor in this intimate conversation about the one family al ..read more
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Two Dads Foster-to-Adopt Pt 2: The Greatest Reward of All
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Chris and Jesse's second experience with fost-adopt was "a completely different rodeo," as they became a beautiful family with a fragile baby and his toddler brother. Learn how they were supported through foster-to-adopt and family services organization Vista Del Mar as they worked to care for children who were victims of abuse and mental illness, the sacrifices they made to ensure the kids got the best physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical support, and the ways in which they're all thriving as a family of four today, with school age children learning about Mexican ..read more
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Two Dads Foster-to-Adopt Pt 1: Love and Heartbreak
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by Inside Voices Media
4M ago
Married couple Chris and Jesse share their turbulent story of trying to make a family through the foster-to-adopt system. You'll learn about their big gay wedding (one of the first in California after gay marriage became legal), their entry into the fost-adopt emergency placement system with guidance from historic adoption and child placement agency Vista Del Mar, their unexpected relationship with the baby's birth mother, and their emotional experience with childhood sickness in the form of the very rare Kawasaki disease – a tragic turn of events that could've happened to anyone, gay dads or ..read more
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