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Episode 13!

Posted: December 5, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we discuss taking control of our treatments and how to deal with doctors.

Get it here or on iTunes!

 

You will hear a purring at some points during this podcast. This is because Belle created a monster.

Cristy’s cat Daisy would not leave her computer. She just kept demanding to see this:

Alas, her demands were not met, so she had no choice but to protest.

Episode 12!

Posted: November 27, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized

Wherein we discuss man juice. Need we say more?

 

 

Get it here or on iTunes!

Episode resources:

Male Factor Infertility:

-WHO standards for SA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semen_analysis#Parameters

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/male-factor-problems.html

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/male-workup.html

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/male-factor.html

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/male-factor-infertility-how-varicocele-repair-can-be-an-effective-treatment.html

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/men-and-emotions.html

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

 

Infertility radar:

-How to spot the infertile: http://www.999reasonstolaugh.com/2009/08/913-how-to-spot-the-infertile-at-the-office/

-Jessica’s post: http://jjiraffe.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/a-glimpse-of-what-was/

Episode 11

Posted: November 20, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein Cristy comes out of the treatment closet, and we figure out how to make a fortune off of our broken pipes.

You guys have a mission this week – go off, listen to the ep, then come back here and give Cristy some love!

 

Get the ep here, or through iTunes.

 

Episode resources:

Holiday survival guide:

-SQ: http://www.stirrup-queens.com/2012/11/how-to-get-through-the-holidays-when-you-dont-feel-like-celebrating/

http://www.squidoo.com/infertility-and-the-holidays-a-survival-guide

http://www.fertilitystories.com/holidays.htm

 

Fertility Authority: http://www.fertilityauthority.com/

 

APA syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiphospholipid_syndrome

Jenny’s blog:

http://stupidstork.blogspot.com

No New Ep This Week :-(

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized

The universe decided that we can’t haz podcast this week.

There were technical difficulties! Trips to the ER! (Don’t worry we’re all fine). Drama at work! Stuff and things!

Don’t worry, we’ll be back and better than ever next week. In the meantime catch up on old eps here  and JOIN US!!!

Hear ye, hear ye!!!!

Um – ok, I thought that would make this all formal and stuff. But really, I can pull that off as well as I can pull of saying “yo dog”. Which is not at all.

Eh-hem. Ok. Announcement time!

We’re looking for a new Bitter Infertile to join our podcast party!

Are your pipes messed up?

Do your ovaries seem to hold a grudge against you?

When you hold a baby, do you get the urge to just keep it and run away?

If you answered yes to any of those questions  – then you’ve got issues!

No seriously though –

We’re looking for another lovely lady to join our jaunty group. And that lovely lady could be you! Yes! You there, put down that pee stick! Step away from the chocolate! Come podcast with us!

Here’s our checklist of requirements – read it, contemplate it, memorize it – ok you don’t have to memorize it. Now I’m rambling. To the list!

  • Willing to commit two undisturbed hours per week (usually on a weekend) every week, in a nice quiet room with a decent internet connection. The room can be padded. That’s optional.
  • Willing to reveal your plumbing issues to the world on a weekly basis.
  • Have access to a decent internet connection, with skype installed.
  • Willing to keep ongoing email contact throughout every week to discuss show ideas, etc.
  • Speak decent English, you must. Welcome, exotic accents are. Wait, when did I become Yoda?
  • You gotta be infertile. Just in case that wasn’t clear from our podcast title.

That’s it! See how easy? Don’t you want to join us?

You know you do. Just admit it. Yeah, we thought so.

Just email us – bitterinfertiles@gmail.com – with a brief bio and all the reasons why you’d be an awesome addition to our podcast!

 

FAQ –

Do I have to be a blogger? Of course not! We are a podcast for everyone – not just the blogging community. Non-bloggers are totally welcome!

Does it matter where I am on my journey? Nope! We’ll look at everyone who’s interested and figure out who can balance out the group. You can be parenting after IF, gearing up for your first IUI, contemplating kidnapping…. All are welcome!

Do I need experience in podcasting or radio? Nope! But you do need to be a talker. That kind of comes with the territory.

I have no more questions, but this is an FAQ, and it seems like only three questions is a little lame. Your mamma’s lame.

 

So get on it! Email us! Uncle Bitter Infertiles wants YOU!

 

Episode 10!

Posted: November 6, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we talk about Ricki Lake and discuss the relative size of mouse poop. Yep, you read that right.

Get it here or through the iTunes link on the side bar.

Ricki Lake Show on Infertility

-Keiko’s recap: http://theinfertilityvoice.com/2012/10/how-not-to-do-a-talk-show-on-infertility/

-Jessica’s response for viewer recap: http://therickilakeshow.com/Health/Viewer-Sound-Off-The-Real-Faces-of-Infertility#.UJa1zml27dM

-S.I.F’s response: http://singleinfertilefemale.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-business-of-being-in-business.html

 

Facebook announcements:

*Unfortunately, the post about Facebook Pregnancy Announcements by Runny Yolk that we discussed on the show is no longer accessible to the public. Here are some other links instead.

Mo’s post: http://mommyodyssey.com/2011/03/19/the-facebook-miscarriage-announcement/

Washington post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/24/AR2010102402642.html?hpid=topnews

AP “suggestions” for how to announce a pregnancy on FB. Please don’t use any of these. Seriously.

http://voices.yahoo.com/10-facebook-status-updates-ideas-announce-a-7861602.html

Episode 9

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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We’re back!

Fair warning to everyone – we discuss babyloss in this episode, so it may be a bit heavy for some of our listeners.

Get the ep here or through the iTunes link on the sidebar.

Episode Resources:

Alissa’s blog: http://missconception-ads.blogspot.com/

Support:

-Giving support after infant loss: http://www.epigee.org/fetal-development-giving-support-after-stillbirth.

-A Glow in the woods: http://www.glowinthewoods.com/

-Saying Goodbye services: http://www.sayinggoodbye.org/

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyloss/sbsurvivingemotionally.html

 

Remembering:

-Scrapbook ideas: http://www.pregnancylossribbons.com/scrapbookyourbaby.htm

-The Seashore of Remembrance: http://theseashoreofremembrance.blogspot.com/

-Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bugaboojewelry

 

Rant:

Joran van der Sloot reportedly impregnantes girlfriend: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/joran-van-der-sloot-dutch_n_1947653.html

(proof that fertility is not linked to moral character)

No New Ep This Week

Posted: October 23, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized

The Bitter Infertiles were jet-lagged, hung over, and nauseous this week (here’s a game! Guess which of us was what!), so we decided to take a week off.

Don’t worry – we’ll be back rantier than ever next week!

Episode 8!

Posted: October 17, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein Mo’s dreams of digital pee sticks get shattered into a million pieces.

Get it here or in itunes through the link on the sidebar!

Episode resources

Keiko’s big news!

http://theinfertilityvoice.com/2012/10/an-announcement-a-proposal-a-prayer-and-a-promise/

The Official Site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

http://www.october15th.com

Mo’s ranty blog post about bumpdates:

http://mommyodyssey.com/2011/05/14/revenge-of-the-preggo-blogging-meme/

Lori’s post about facebook overshares:

http://writemindopenheart.com/2012/10/oversharenting-on-facebook.html

Episode 7!

Posted: October 9, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we discuss pregnancy after IF – and how to deal with other’s knocked-up-ness.

Get it here or through the itunes link in the sidebar!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to increase your  chances while TTC? Tell us in the comments!

 

Links and resources:

 

 

Rebecca’s blog (aka HRF): http://waitingforlittlefeet.blogspot.com/

 

Navigating pregnancy after infertility:

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/pregnancy-after-infertility/myths-and-facts.html

http://www.alittlepregnant.com/alittlepregnant/2004/10/the_bitter_girl.html

(Should we include PAIL?: http://pailbloggers.com/blogroll/)

 

Crazy stuff we’ve done to achieve pregnancy:

http://www.fertilefoods.com/healthy-pregnancy/fertility/alkaline-foods-for-conception/

http://www.whattoexpect.com/preconception/conception-myths.aspx