If there’s any small consolation in the often rollercoaster-ride journey of infertility, it’s knowing that you certainly aren’t alone. With thanks to modern technology and media, we’ve got access to a wide range of resources and insights from people all around the world who are dealing with similar struggles, with often the exact same questions, concerns, worries and hopes being dealt with at any given time...
Podcasts, and more specifically infertility podcasts, are a wonderful way to feel more connected to a community that is bound by one common struggle – having a baby. With a mixture of health experts, spiritual leaders, infertile women, infertile men and couples on the microphones hosting a wide range of discussions and interviews on all things fertility-related, these are the conversations that are crucial for keeping an open mind and open heart during your own fertility journey.
We’ve rounded up some of the best podcasts to keep in your Library, whether you’re embarking on your own IVF course, thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive or simply exploring other options, because if we know one thing about starting a family, it’s that there is no right or wrong path.
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1. Modern Babies
This is an award-winning Australian podcast about the struggle to conceive, fertility treatments, conception and real stories from people who have experienced the highs and lows of trying to have a baby first-hand. As stated by one Apple reviewer, “Highly recommend for anyone on their journey to have a family. Covers so many topics in an easy to understand language. Stories from real people about their struggles to have a baby are so interesting, I often had to wait in the car to listen until they finished!”
2. The Fertility Warriors by Robyn Birkin
Robyn Birkin is a Perth-based author and mother of two who has experienced infertility, miscarriage and IVF first-hand. Her podcast, The Fertility Warriors, shares stories from women and couples going through fertility struggles, as well as sharing tips and practical advice from a range of experts on how to best navigate infertility and all it encompasses.
3. The Fertility Podcast
The Fertility Podcast is a social enterprise, the only podcast in the UK to be listed as one. Launched by ex-radio presenter Natalie Silverman in 2014, Natalie covers a range of topics with leading fertility experts, health and wellness coaches, IVF clinics and women, men and couples embarking on their own fertility journeys. This is a podcast to break down barriers and make people feel less alone and afraid in their own quest to have a baby.
4. Big Fat Negative
“This podcast is so perfect… I adore listening to these funny, sweet and intelligent women sharing their stories and actually asking the questions real people ask.” One of the many glowing reviews for journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith’s podcast, Big Fat Negative, which covers the highs and lows of trying to conceive, infertility and IVF with just the right amount of lightheartedness and wit.
5. The Long Road To Baby
Hosted by BBC reporter and presenter Sophie Sulheria alongside husband Johnny, The Long Road To Baby explores Sophie and Johnny’s infertility struggles, IVF attempts and exploring other ways to make their dream of having a baby a reality.
6. Miracles Happen Fertility Podcast
Dr. Maria Rothenburger is a therapist, fertility coach and clinical hypnotherapist specialising in helping people move through family-building struggles. She experienced infertility first-hand and went on to adopt two children. This podcast covers her own personal experiences and a range of topics from various experts on all things fertility, infertility and mindfulness.