Ok Maybe a Bit Longer

Posted: February 13, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Hey everybody,

So a week off isn’t really going to cut it. The truth is a week from now is the one year anniversary of losing my son, and at the same time I’m having the cerclage done and beginning bed rest.

This combination does not a happy Mo make. And since I’m the one who edits these things and puts them online – I’ve gotta take a sanity break. We’ll be back though. We promise. It just may take a little longer than expected.

See you on the flip side!

Some Notes

Posted: February 11, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized

Hi All!

Alas, a combination of Nemo-phobia, scheduling issues, and our own procrastination means that there will be no new episode this week.

But don’t think we don’t have stuff for you to do!

First thing’s first: We have a hotline! You can call and leave us a message and we’ll play your messages on the podcast! Yes, we’re psyched, hence the exclamation points!

Our number (US local) is:

(530) 424-8837 or – (530) 4BITTER

How. Awesome. Is. That?!?!

For reals you guys. Shelley is the one who pulled that off. She oozes awesome sauce.

Last but certainly not least: We’re looking for guests! Please email us if you are any of the following:

1) Recently applied for/received grant funding for fertility treatments

2) Found another creative/little known way to fund your fertility treatments

3) Are suffering from secondary infertility and are deep in the process: Either given up on a second child after failed ART, or toward the end of a treatment cycle, or just had a second child after a long battle (preferably one that included at least one IVF cycle), or in the process of adoption to complete your family after secondary infertility.

4) In a same-sex relationship and currently pursuing ART

5) Currently pursuing or resolved by pursuing surrogacy

So! Do you fit any of those topics? Want to come be a part of the ranty fun? Email us!

See you guys with a new episode next week!

Episode 20!

Posted: February 5, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we discuss living child – free – and how to make sure you are more than the sum of your lady parts.

Get it here or on iTunes!

Episode resources:

Living Child-free

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/health/10pati.html?_r=1&

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/06/10/health/healthguide/TE_INFERTILITY_CLIPS.html

http://www.bloggersforhope.com/2012/05/how-infertility-redefines-hopeful.html

http://www.ladiesinwaitingbookclub.com/2011/03/silent-sorority-infertility-amnesia-ask.html

http://jjiraffe.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/faces-of-adoptionlossinfertility-the-memory-keeper/

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/complete-without-kids/201108/peek-childfree-living

http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/living_childfree/

Pamela’s blog

http://blog.silentsorority.com/

Loribeth’s blog

http://theroadlesstravelledlb.blogspot.com/

Episode 19!

Posted: January 29, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Infertility 102:

Wherein we discuss more of the basics – peeing on all the things, early pregnancy monitoring, blood tests, and more.

Get it here or on iTunes!

Episode resources:

HPTs/OPKs:

Pee On A Stick: http://www.peeonastick.com/hpts.html

Information on bHCG:

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html

Chemical pregnancy/Ectopic

http://miscarriage.about.com/od/onetimemiscarriages/p/chemicalpreg.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001897/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-ectopic-pregnancy

Episode 18!

Posted: January 22, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Infertility and divorce.

Wherein we discuss how to avoid the worst-case-scenario when it comes to your relationship.

Get it here or on iTunes!

Episode Resources:

 

CDGs blog: http://adventuresininfertilityland.blogspot.com/

 

Resources from RESOLVE:

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/you-and-your-partner/disagreements.html

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/Managing-Infertility-Stress/when-to-seek-help.html

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/you-and-your-partner/becoming-a-couple-again.html

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/you-and-your-partner/are-we-ever-going-to-have-a-family.html

 

Finding help:

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/Managing-Infertility-Stress/

http://www.resolve.org/resources/professional-services/mental-health-list.html

 

Episode 17!

Posted: January 8, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we discuss the Russian adoption ban, and, eh hem, yeah… We talk about Kimye’s spawn.

Get it here or on iTunes!

 

Episode Resources:

Russian Adoption Ban:

http://pailbloggers.com/2013/01/02/guest-post-missohkay-on-russia-banning-international-adoptions/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-oped-0103-russia-20130103,0,6215503.story

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157844554/would-be-parents-wait-as-foreign-adoptions-plunge

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/29/168248979/u-s-deeply-regrets-russias-adoption-ban

 

International Adoption:

http://missohkay.wordpress.com/

http://mytwolines.blogspot.com/

http://fromif2when.blogspot.com/

 

Missohkay’s adoption posts:

http://missohkay.wordpress.com/adoption/

Episode 16!

Posted: January 1, 2013 by Mo in Uncategorized

Infertility 101!

 

Wherein we finally tackle the wonders of cervical mucus.

 

Get it here or on iTunes!

 

Episode resources:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH:

http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-Your-Fertility-Anniversary/dp/0060881909

Website: http://www.tcoyf.com/

 

OPKs:

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/Ovulation-Prediction-Kits–OPKs–.html

Pee Sticks in general:

http://www.peeonastick.com

On Cervical Mucus:

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/PECervical-mucus.html

http://infertility.about.com/od/tryingtoconceive101/a/cervicalmucus.htm

 

BBT Thermometers:

Some things to consider: http://infertility.about.com/od/tryingtoconceive101/bb/bbt_thermometer.htm

Cristy’s recommendation for a digital BBT thermometer: http://www.amazon.com/BD-524560-Basal-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B001AM43VY

 

BBT Charting Software:

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/

http://www.tcoyf.com/

http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/

http://www.myfertilitycharts.com/

 

TTC Forums:

http://www.tcoyf.com/forums/default.aspx (TTC, infertility and parenting forum)

http://www.fertilethoughts.com/forums/forum.php (infertility, adoption, surrogacy, parenting after IF/loss, child-free forum)

http://babyandbump.momtastic.com/ttc-forums/ (TTC and pregnancy forum)

http://pregnant.thebump.com/pregnancy-baby-message-boards.aspx (TTC and pregnancy forum)

http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com/ (Infertility forum)

http://forums.adoption.com/ (adoption forum)

http://childfreelivinguk.yuku.com/ (child-free living forum)

 

TTC acronyms:

The basics: http://mommyodyssey.com/2011/01/07/wtfisttc/

More advanced: http://www.babymed.com/pregnancy-fertility-abbreviations-acronyms