For Trying Out Loud: The Infertility Years

For Trying Out Loud: The Infertility Years

This podcast is a no holds barred account of the highs and lows experienced during the emotional rollercoaster to pregnancy and parenthood. Romana and Ewan have been trying to conceive since 2016. In the quest for a baby they have laughed and they have cried but most importantly they've learnt a crazy amount about the world of Infertility and IVF. Join them on their fertility journey as they wait for their elusive BFP. As well as sharing tips and tricks to help you stay sane they also chat to health care professionals to bring you information and advice about all things TTC.


February 17, 2023 48 mins

It's been a while.  We thought it was about time that we returned for an update.  We've been quiet on socials and felt we owed it to you guys to let you know where we're at with things.  

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We've missed you!  Thanks for tuning back in for our update.  The last few months have been busy so it was great to finally get back to the podcast.  In this episode we chat about how our most recent transfer went in Bulgaria.  This was our 7th transfer and our 8th embryo.  Thanks for sticking with us!  We really appreciate it!

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July 16, 2021 110 mins

It's the final episode of Season 3 and in this weeks bumper episode we answer some listener questions.  

Romana also chats to fellow IVF warrior Saira (@ivfmyeggshatesperm).  Saira has been a great support buddy (something everyone going through IVF needs) over the last 18 months so it seemed fitting to chat to her for this final episode.  Plus, Saira's an avid researcher and after being on a mega long journey herself, her IVF know...

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We're going solo this week as we reflect on the past 5 years.  It's not been an easy few years so we thought it was time to take stock and ponder on some of the highs and lows.  We ask each other some thought provoking questions and as always, we answer with complete honesty and hope in doing so it is helpful to you, the listener.  

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After an epic four and a half months away we're back on home turf. Today we discuss how our follow up went at our clinic in Bulgaria and what the plan is moving forward.  

Romana also chats to Anita Beckwith (@anitab_rd and @fertility.hormone.dietitian).  Anita is a UK Clinical Lead Dietitian specialising in diabetes and fertility, practising in both the NHS and her own private practice.

Anita qualified as a dietitian over two deca...

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We're back in Sofia and back at the clinic.  This time for a Hysteroscopy. Find out why Romana really enjoyed it!!

Ewan also chats to Tony aka @thehopefulfather.  Tony is a big advocate for raising awareness around male infertility and in this chat he opens up about his own personal journey.  It's an extremely moving but also funny discussion.  The Wank Room being one such topic covered!!  You can find Tony's vlog at www.infertilit...

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3 back to back rounds of IVF is bound to have an impact and in this episode we discuss how it has affected us both individually.  

Romana also chats to Tracy Weiss, Executive Director of The Chick Mission @chickmission. Tracy is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 30. She definitely knew what the cervix did, no matter what anyone tells you. Tracy was pretty annoyed when her insurance company denied her c...

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This is it!  The results of our 7th and final IVF round are in!  Do we have any normal embryos?  Tune in to find out.  

Romana also chats to Hayley @hayleybanxy  Hayley has been trying to conceive for a few years and has had multiple rounds of IVF.  She shares everything she has learnt so far.  Like us, she is a big believer in advocating for yourself.  We discuss PCOS, Adenomyosis, travelling abroad for IVF, coping with failed IVF...

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This week we update you on our 7th and FINAL round of IVF.

Romana also chats to Ravid Israel (@embie2baby) founder of Embie, the first app exclusively designed for women going through fertility treatments.

Ravid’s fertility journey began in 2012 with a Cervical Cancer diagnosis, followed by severe endometriosis, multiple fibroids, ...

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The results are in from IVF cycle #6  We discuss the implications of our Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and the Natural Killer Cell Test.  

Romana also chats to Sylvia Kang.  Sylvia is the co-founder and CEO of Mira Mira (@mirafertility) is the first FDA and CE registered comprehensive women’s health monitoring platform with 99% of accuracy in clinical trials. Mira allows users to see the numeric fertility horm...

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Lots has been happening in Bulgaria since the last episode.  As always we share the highs and the lows!

Romana also chats to author of new graphic novel Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (in)fertility, Myriam Steinberg.  In her past life, Myriam was a visual artist, and event organizer. For 11 years, she was the brains and brawn of the In the House Festival, which brought live performances of all kinds into people’s living rooms and back...

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March 12, 2021 62 mins

Thanks for listening!  If you're new to the podcast we highly recommend listening from the very beginning.  We share our story from episode 1 right up until present day and there is ALOT!  We also chat to lots of really brilliant guests who also share their stories and offer information and support to anyone going through Infertility.  

In this episode, the start of series 3, we share what's been happening for us in Bulgaria.  Ther...

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It's Christmas and it's also the last episode of this Series.  

Christmas and the holiday season can be a tough time for many of us going through infertility so we hope this episode helps (even just a little bit).  We bring you messages of hope and love from past guests, share some Christmas presents with each other and as always keep you up to date on what is happening in our lives.

We're delighted to have Molly Nichols www.mollyn...

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December 11, 2020 51 mins

Ever feel sluggish and generally yucky at the end of an IVF/ICSI cycle?  That's because our bodies are having to deal with lots of extra hormones.  In this episode Coral Dabarera Edelson, MS, RD shares some tips for detoxing our bodies after fertility treatment.   Coral is a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition coach. Specializing in women’s health and fertility, and practicing from a holistic and functional perspective,...

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Today we talk Clomid and TSH Levels.  

Ewan chats to Jasmine Katatikarn (@jazzkatat).  Jasmine is a fertility warrior who struggled to have a child for 6 years. After multiple IUIs and her 2nd IVF, she was told that she had a less than 1% chance of having a baby and to stop trying. However, Jasmine didn’t give up.  Using her background as an artist, she applied a strategy, through her FREEdom method to o...

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It's all about upleveling your fertility tracking this week as we chat all things BBT (Basal Body Temperature), CM (Cervical Mucus) and Hormones.  Chantelle Meikle is a registered Naturopath and Fertility Educator who loves to help women and couples conceive healthy and happy babies. Chantelle lives with her husband and 2 very spoilt cats in West Auckland, New Zealand.  Connect with Chantelle on Instagram @myfertilitynz or visit he...

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The nights are drawing in.  It's getting dark.  So grab a cuppa, get cosy and listen to this weeks chat with Zoe Jones (@zoe_joneshft).

Zoe is a holistic therapist and specialises in helping women with fertility challenges.  After enduring 8 years of fertility treatment, which finally resulted in her son Lloyd, Zoe has the experience to empathise, support and inspire other women to succeed in their own fertility journey.  Zoe has r...

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Ewan is back and this week we reflect on how we're feeling after being sucker punched by our last round of IVF!

The winners of the soap competition are announced and Ewan chats to Eli Weinstein, LMSW (@elivation_therapist)

Eli is a Social Work therapist who has worked in a psych hospital, intense outpatient clinic and currently works in a community clinic in Queens, NY.  Previously he worked in NY and West Coast NCSY (Youth Organiz...

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We got some really awful news today and although it was a tough episode to record we felt it was important to share.

On a lighter note Romana chats to the wonderful Helen @at_the_fold.  Helen is a ray of sunshine and discusses yoga for fertility alongside her passion for essential oils.  She also shares some beautiful self care tips to help ease the disappointment of cycle day one!

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This episode Romana chats to the brilliant Dr Trolice   Dr Mark Trolice is the director of Fertility Care: The IVF Centre in Orlando, Florida and is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  As well as being a leader in his field he has also experienced the trauma of infertility on a personal level and shares his story on this episode.  We also discuss the developments in fertility trea...

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