Posts Tagged ‘Podcast’

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!

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 15!

Posted: December 18, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein Denise Sterchi, a therapist specializing in infertility, blows our minds.

Get it here or on iTunes!

 

Episode resources:

Finding a counselor who specializes in infertility and loss:

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/

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

 

Depression and fertility treatments:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21496800

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16543257

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18930223

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21211796

 

Domar Institute:

http://www.domarcenter.com/

Conquering Infertility:

http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Infertility-Domars-Enhancing-Fertility/dp/0142002011

Episode 14!

Posted: December 11, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized
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Wherein we discuss donor egg and Kate Middleton.

Our apologies for the not-so-great audio mid-show. Yes, not even a weekly warning will suffice.

To make it up to you, here’s a sublime pee on all the things moment:

Get the ep here or on iTunes!

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 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

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!