How to Increase Your Fertility by Being Your Own Advocate IN & OUT of the IVF Clinic

Episode #167

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How to Increase Your Fertility by Being Your Own Advocate IN & OUT of the IVF Clinic

Welcome to the FIRST episode of The Fertility Connection Talk Show!

I've brought together a few inspiring women from around the world to talk about all things linked to fertility & inspire you to take control of your fertility journey. We're meeting once a month here on the Infertile Diagnosis. 

A month or so ago, I posted on IG: "We'll Wait Until You Have Three Miscarriages." Should say no Doctor ever. The more I talk with you all, the more I hear this, and it's messed up. I know miscarriages are apart of life & they will happen to the best of us, but to tell a couple that they'll have to wait to have three miscarriages before they test for ___________ (fill in the blank)! Duck this 🦆. I want to to start empowering yourself and stand up to anyone who tells you this. Remember- it's your body, it's your money, it's your heartache, it's your life!

There’s probably not many of us out there who haven’t dealt with infertility & walked out of the doctor's office and thought “WTF just happened.” I know there’s been far too many times during my infertility journey that I became a deer in the headlights and just listened to the doctor or “fertility specialist” and did what they thought was best for me. Maybe that’s why I had a nine-year infertility journey. But I know I’m not alone & that’s why I wanted this subject to be our first topic of conversation on The Fertility Reconnect Talk Show. 


00:48 Devon from The Fertility Finance Coach 

1:01 Sarah from Fab Fertile

1:17 Emma from Emma Brodzinski 

1:35 Robyn from Robyn Birkin

2:00 Who we are and why we thought we’d start a talk show

2:42 When your doctor andor other fertility specialist isn’t listening and helping 

3:24 Devon’s story about being told she’ll need to have three miscarriages before they do any more investigation 

5:55 Robyn’s story about not having mental and emotional support during her journey & becoming her own advocate 

9:45 Infertility - Life or Death - Where is our support?

11:57 How do I get my support team together to support all aspects of infertility

13:12 Sarah’s story how she excepted her POF Diagnosis & why we get intimated in the doctor's office

17:20 Getting your team together & how to do it

20:00 Helping you to help yourself

26:31 Why not dealing with your own Bullsh*t (that has nothing to do with infertility) is having a negative impact on your journey

34:45 Dealing with emotion and mental health before your children become into this world

36:49 How Emma used her fertility journey to empower herself 

Top Tip to be your own advocate:

43:43 Devon

44:18 Sarah

44:51 Emma

45:45 Robyn 

46:30 Monica

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