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Infertility Feelings

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 95 episodes, 3 days, 3 hours, 33 minutes
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Jesse and Doug have suffered from infertility without success for the past decade. Throughout their struggle of infertility they have been overwhelmed with a tidal wave of uncontrollable feelings. In 2019 they founded Uniquely Knitted, a non profit organization aimed at serving all who struggle with the emotions of infertility.In this podcast they are breaking down all the things we feel during the struggle to grow our families. Understanding the psychology of the feelings that come up during infertility from licensed therapists. Hearing first hand from those who have gone through infertility.Helping everyone struggling, and those who care for someone struggling know what it FEELS like to go through infertility.
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Infertility and Loneliness

Infertility can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience. The pain and anxiety of struggling to get pregnant can isolate even the most connected person. The loneliness can become unbearable, it's so hard to know what to do.You add in the isolating nature of Covid, a culture of independence, and an epidemic of loneliness, it can be overwhelming. In this episode Jesse and Doug are talking all about it! If you have ever felt like infertility is lonely this episode is for you. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more and find support at  https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/2/202447 minutes, 12 seconds
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Infertility and Grief

What does the grief of infertility feel like?In this episode Jesse and Doug explore the difficult topic of grief. They look at the unique nature of grieving infertility, and how share how they each approach grief in different ways. They look at how Doug overly avoids grief and Jesse dives to deep into grief. If you have ever grieved infertility, this episode is for you. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
3/19/202439 minutes, 41 seconds
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Infertility and Ethics

If you ever wondered about the ethical issues within infertility and reproductive technologies then this episode is for you!In this episode Doug and Jesse dive straight into the ethical issues someone might face during infertility. They look at some simple (this is sarcasm) questions like: What are ethical issues? Does someone even face ethical issues when they use reproductive technologies? What are the different thoughts about when life begins?One special note! This episode is not arguing any one view point, but instead, it is a tour though the different ethical thoughts about infertility and reproductive technologies. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
3/5/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Infertility and Toxic Positivity

Infertility is profoundly sad, so what does it feel like when positivity is forced on you? What does it feel like to be force-fed Toxic Positivity?It sucks...If you feel like you have ever had to deal with toxic positivity then this episode is for you! In this episode, we explore the specific emotions we experience when encountering Toxic Positivity and what we can do to cope with it. Uniquely Knitted is a Research-Backed Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Our Evidence-Based Process Groups have helped thousands of people find resilience and process their experience with infertility. If you are ready to talk about infertility these groups are a safe place to start. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
2/13/202455 minutes, 4 seconds
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Infertility and When Things Don't Work Out with Aven Kane

How can we get to a place where we feel our lives have worked out when everything during infertility feels like it doesn't work out? Even more... What if things don't work out? Will I be ok? Will I work out?In this special episode, we dive into the story of Aven Kane and her long experience of infertility. We look at how you can find life after years of things "not working out."Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
1/30/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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Infertility and Meaning

If infertility has ever made you look up into the sky and ask... What does all this mean?This episode is for you. Infertility can deeply impact our sense of meaning in life. This episode explores those feelings. We cover what it feels like to lose your sense of meaning, and how to rebuild the meaning in your life during and after infertility. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
1/16/202445 minutes, 22 seconds
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Infertility Ask Me Anything with Jesse and Doug

In this special episode, Jesse and Doug are answering ALL your questions!What is Jesse's favorite cereal? What is the difference between Adoption and Foster Care? What is the nicest event you can wear yoga pants to? How do you know when it's time to move on from treatment?All those questions in more for the last Episode of 2023!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
12/19/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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Infertility and Grieving Someone you Never Met

How do you grieve something that is so hard to explain? How do you grieve the life of someone who did not get to exist? How are you supposed to feel about the grief of infertility when it is such a unique grief?THESE are the questions that all who deal with infertility must face and THEY are the question we are looking at today! Join Jesse and Doug as they attempt to tackle the difficult idea of processing grief over the idea of someone, or the beginning of someone who did not get to fully exist.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
12/8/202330 minutes, 57 seconds
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Taking Infertility Seriously with Emily and Kyle

Infertility is  not a season of minor inconveniences, is life-altering.When we take infertility seriously, we can see the stories of those who struggle and bring healing to our own lives. In this episode, we welcome Emily and Kyle to walk us through the most defining moments of their season of infertility and explore how and why we should take infertility seriously. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more about Uniquely Knitted https://uniquelyknitted.orgJoin the waitlist for Process Groupshttps://uniquelyknitted.org/process-groups/View our Infertility Mental Health Fundraiserhttps://givebutter.com/Xb8zyO
11/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Vision for the Infertility Community

In this special episode, Jesse and Doug invite people into their vision for the infertility community. At Uniquely Knitted (the non-profit that puts on this podcast) we believe that we can change the experience of infertility, and in this podcast, we outline the three ways that we believe we can do this.  Sign up for the Process Group Waitlist Here. https://members.uniquelyknitted.orgJoin our Infertility and Mental Health Fundraiser Here. https://givebutter.com/Xb8zyOTake the Survey for our Groundbreaking Infertility Study Here. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExperiencesSurveyBP
11/9/202340 minutes, 55 seconds
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Infertility Q&A with Psychologist Dr. Andrea Ganahl

Infertility brings up lots of feelings, so we brought all those feelings to Dr. Andrea Ganahl! Dr. Anny is a psychologist and therapist specializing in treating anxiety. She is here to answer your questions about the feelings and emotions of Infertility. In this episode, we look at the following questions!How do we go forward with Treatment while still processing a miscarriage?How do we grieve? What does it look like?How do we get our partner to talk about their stress?How do we start processing a life without kids?Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
10/30/202356 minutes, 48 seconds
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Life Doesn't Stop when you're Struggling with Infertility... Here is what that Feels Like

Infertility is stressful enough by itself... Then you throw life into the mix and it can become absolutely overwhelming. The feelings that go along with it are complicated.How do you stay engaged with your own life, your community, and the world while going through infertility? What does it feel like when you see yourself not being able to interact the same way you used to?In this episode, Jessi and Malcolm are talking all about it!  Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
10/16/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Do Bad Things (Infertility) Happen to Good People?

No seriously, why do bad things happen to good people? Why did infertility happen to me?! What does this mean about the way I view the world? What does this mean for my thoughts on God and the Universe?In this special episode, we are jumping into the difficult topic of Why Bad Things (Infertility) Happen to Good People!Jesse and Doug have walked with hundreds of people through their infertility and dealt with life-altering infertility themselves. Doug has graduate degrees in Philosophy, and both have had to wrestle with what the meaning of life is after infertility.Together we can hopefully get a little more clear on the question of... "Why Me"Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
10/2/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Infertility and Feeling Jealous

What do we do with our feelings of jealousy during Infertility? Do we try and not feel jealous? is that even something someone can do? How do we manage the deep pain of wanting what others have? How do we cope with the unfairness of it all?!In this episode Jesse and Doug dig into what it means to feel jealous during infertility? They explore how we should be feeling towards jealousy and what we can do in the midst of an uncontrollable reaction to the unfairness of infertility. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more about our Process Groups  https://uniquelyknitted.org
9/18/202350 minutes, 6 seconds
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Infertility and Guilt

Has struggling to get pregnant ever felt like a struggle with guilt? You are not alone. Many people who deal with infertility deal with guilt.You may feel like you are not able to do the same things that other people are able to do. You may feel like you are not doing everything you can, and you might feel like you are letting people down. All these things can lead to a very guilt ridden infertility experience. If you are experiencing guilt on your infertility journey this episode is for you. In this episode we talk about how and why we can feel guilt during infertility as well as how we can replace guilt with grace. ❤️Uniquely Knitted is a non-profit organization providing affordable mental health care to the infertility community.  Learn more about our process groups at https://uniquelyknitted.org
8/14/202336 minutes, 19 seconds
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Infertility and Negative Self Talk

When you struggle with infertility, the self-talk can get really negative, really fast.In this episode, Jesse and Doug discuss what it feels like to experience unrelenting negative self-talk during infertility. Jesse talks about how she can be a bully to herself and say mean negative things. Doug talks about how his anxiety and excessive thinking can turn into negative self-talk. If you have ever struggled with negative self-talk during infertility this episode is for you!Watch this episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/MXnAOToWX9YUniquely Knitted is a non-profit organization providing affordable mental health care to the infertility community.  Learn more about our process groups at https://uniquelyknitted.org
7/31/202355 minutes, 44 seconds
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Struggling to feel worthy during Infertility

Infertility can make us doubt our worth. Let's talk about it. In this special episode we get to meet Krista and Kelly, future process group leaders and program alumni at Uniquely Knitted. We talk about their unique connection to Uniquely Knitted and how struggling with worthiness can affect your mental health during infertility.Are we worthy to grieve with the rest of the infertility community?Are we worthy to be friends with our friends who have kids?Are we worthy to take up space in our families?Are we worthy of our own traditions?Are our losses worthy of grief and sadness?Worth is all of over infertility and it's complicated. Jesse, Krista, and Kelly are here to put words to it!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more about our process groups here https://uniquelyknitted.org/process-groups/
7/24/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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Infertility and The Church

When you are struggling to get pregnant going to church can get... complicated.Church can be a life giving place, it can also be a place filled with difficult comments and programming geared to young families. In this episode we are talking all about the feelings that go along with attending a church gathering with struggling to conceive.If you are struggling with infertility and you attend church, this episode is for you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
6/21/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Infertility and Father's Day

What does it feel like to be struggling with infertility on Father's Day? Well, it doesn't feel great!In this episode, we talk about what it feels like to be a man struggling with infertility when the whole world is celebrating Fathers.  We talk about how Father's Day differs from Mother's Day and how the pressure put on men to be good fathers can add to the pressure of infertility.If you have ever wondered what it's like to struggle with infertility on Father's Day, this episode is for you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
6/16/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Infertility and Your Phone

What does it feel like to go through infertility with all the worlds information in the palm of your hand? Well let's talk about it! Your phone can be both a blessing and a curse when you are struggling to get pregnant. It can be a source of information, encouragement, rest, and entertainment. It can also be a source of jealousy, fear, pain, and endless information. Finding a way to deal with your phone during infertility will be a very important step for making it though this season of your life. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
6/5/202348 minutes, 35 seconds
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Infertility and Hard Dates

When you have struggled with infertility, sometimes there are some hard dates to process. Maybe it's a birthday that reminds you of another year passing by. Maybe it's the pain of wanting to be a mother on Mother's Day. Or maybe it's the watching a due date pass by for the baby you lost.These dates can have a huge impact on us... Let's talk about it. In this episode Jesse and Doug explore all the feelings that go into these hard dates while thinking through how we can prepare for them!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
5/12/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Infertility and not being able to have Biological Children

What does it feel like to process the fact that you may never have Biological Children?Well... For starters, it feels overwhelming. In this Episode of The Infertility Feelings Podcast we are talking all about it! For many people who struggle with infertility, not having biological kids is the elephant in the room, the thing everyone sees but no one wants to talk about it. In this episode we help break down some of the big feelings we have and how to work through those feelings in way that helps us feel more resilient.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/24/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Infertility and Your Thoughts

Infertility affects your thoughts, but do your thoughts affect your fertility? In what ways does infertility affect your thinking, and in what ways can we think healthier about our bodies and our fertility?In this special episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast, we are welcomed by Psychologist, Dr. Andrea Ganahl. We talk with her about how we can control our thinking during infertility and how we should think about our own thoughts when we are in the middle of infertility. If you are struggling with processing all your thoughts about infertility please check out our unique process groups at https://uniquelyknitted.orgIf you would like to read Dr. Anny's book you can pick one up here. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/17/202342 minutes, 43 seconds
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Infertility and Hope

Many who are trying to get pregnant HOPE that this next time, is the time that it will work.  Many who are trying to get pregnant, are tired of HOPING. A lot of people are afraid of HOPE because HOPE has hurt them so much in the past.So let's talk about hope and infertility!In this episode, we are joined by Natalie Dillow. Natalie is a process group leader here at Uniquely Knitted and is here to help us think through all the ways that hope makes us feel! If you have ever struggled with the idea of hope when you are struggling to get pregnant, this episode is for you. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org   
4/3/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Infertility and Grieving Differently

There is a lot to grieve when it comes to infertility. There is a lot to process when you are struggling to grow your family. Have you ever looked at your partner and asked yourself, why are we responding to this so differently?Well, this episode is for you. Everyone will grieve infertility in their own way, this podcast episode explores what that feels like!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
3/21/202339 minutes, 9 seconds
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Patricia Heaton and David Hunt Talk Infertility and Unexpected Movie

In this special episode The Infertility Feelings Podcast welcomes Patricia Heaton and David Hunt!In this episode Patricia Heaton and David Hunt share about their new project 'Unexpected.' Unexpected follows the ongoing relationship of Amy (Anna Camp) and Bob (Joesph Mazzello) as they navigate infertility, Amy’s ever growing animal collection, and their struggle to adopt.In this episode we get to talk about why infertility stories matter, and how infertility does not define who we are as people!You can watch Unexpected anywhere that there is Video On Demand. When you search for it, type in "Unexpected 2023." Here is a link to Watch it on Amazon Prime! The Infertility Feelings Podcast is produced by Uniquely Knitted, a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
2/27/202336 minutes, 9 seconds
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Infertility without a Miracle Ending

If you struggle to get pregnant, the chances are that you have spent many days and nights hoping that this whole nightmare of infertility will just go away. That one day, you will get a miracle. The reality is that for many people, the miracle might not ever come.  So what do you do then? What does that feel like?If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to deal  with infertility without a miracle ending. This Episode is of you. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
2/21/202331 minutes, 30 seconds
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Infertility and the Type-A Personality

It feels like Infertility and being Type-A don't mix. There are so many little projects to do, so many things to crush and accomplish. However, nothing ever goes to plan and right when you think you have done enough, infertility puts you on a roller coaster of emotions. You can doubt who you are at the core of your being!If you have ever said, "why isn't this working, I have done everything perfectly, why can't I get pregnant?" This episode is for YOU! Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
2/3/202335 minutes, 14 seconds
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Infertility and a Bad Day

Infertility can feel like one really long bad day. But anyone who has struggled to conceive knows that some days are really bad. This episode is for those really bad days.If you are in need of some comfort during your struggle to get pregnant, we are here for you and understand what it feels like to be overwhelmed with the weight of infertility. This episode is gentle, and will meet you where you are at when you are having a bad day. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
1/30/202327 minutes, 48 seconds
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Infertility and Overthinking

Infertility can cause some severe overthinking, and the feelings that go along with it can HURT.In this first episode of 2023, we discuss how infertility can send us into a downward spiral of overthinking. Some overthinking is understandable, sometimes it goes too far and can start to feel unhealthy. How do you know the difference, and what can you do about it?If you have ever overthought during your infertility journey this episode is for you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
1/16/202345 minutes, 38 seconds
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Infertility and The New Year

In this end-of-year episode Jesse, Doug, and Natalie are processing what the New Year feels like when you struggle to get pregnant.We get a chance to look back on the year we have had at Uniquely Knitted, and we talk about what we are looking forward to in 2023.If you have ever felt like the New Year is a painful time of year when you struggle with infertility then this episode is for you!The Infertility Feelings Podcast is produced by the Non-Profit Uniquely Knitted.  A Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org 
12/19/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Infertility and Your Parents

Have you ever wondered what our parents think about infertility?Well, today we are finding out! In this special episode, Jesse is joined by Tammy and Randy, her parents! We are talking about the way our parents feel when we struggle with infertility and we are looking at the unique role they play in our infertility stories. If you have ever wanted a window into a parent's mind when you are struggling with infertility, this is it!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
12/12/202234 minutes, 17 seconds
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Infertility and Belonging

Has infertility ever made you wonder where you belong?Do I belong with all my friends who keep getting pregnant? Where do I belong in this infertility community? Where do I belong after all this is over?If you have ever wondered where you belong this episode is for you!Not to make this all personal, and I know you're probably reading this on your phone but... If you are wondering where you belong. I just want you to know that you belong here. No matter who you are, what you have been through, what you haven't been through. You belong. Love Jesse and Doug. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
11/21/202247 minutes, 42 seconds
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Infertility and Halloween

In this special episode, Jesse and Doug explain how Halloween can be a perfect window into the pain of infertility.Plus you get to find out what Jesse is dressing up as for Halloween!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
10/29/202217 minutes, 24 seconds
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Infertility and Waiting

Throughout struggling to get pregnant there is a lot of... waiting!Waiting for your cycle to start, waiting for an appointment, waiting for surgery, waiting to see what happens, waiting for numbers to rise, waiting for numbers to fall, waiting, waiting, waiting. In this episode, we are talking about what that waiting FEELS like and how we can DO something about it. If you feel stuck in the wait right now, or you have ever experienced painful waiting during infertility this episode is for you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org  
10/24/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Infertility and Pregnancy Announcements

What does it feel like when someone announces they are pregnant while you are struggling to conceive?Well... It's a lot, and today we are talking all about it. In this episode, we are talking about the options we have as people who struggle with infertility when it comes to pregnancy announcements. Should we insulate ourselves from people who could become pregnant? Should we prepare ourselves to deal with the announcements? Plus you get to hear what makes Jesse and Doug embarrassed! If you have ever struggled with pregnancy announcements while struggling to conceive this episode is for you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org    
10/3/202244 minutes, 35 seconds
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Infertility and Depression

Let's face it, infertility can be overwhelmingly depressing. So today we have brought in Dr. Andrea Ganahl to learn more about the connection between infertility and depression.In this episode, we talk about the definition of depression. We look at how sadness and depression are different. We talk about what your first steps can be if you are feeling stuck in depression. Mostly, we validate that infertility sucks, it's depressing and anxiety-inducing, and you are not alone!If you feel you need immediate mental health attention or are dealing with suicidal thoughts help is available! Please call 988 from any phone or visit, 988lifeline.org.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
9/18/202247 minutes, 31 seconds
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Infertility and the Enneagram

How does your unique personality react to infertility? Let's find out together!The Enneagram is a personality assessment tool used by many people worldwide. In this special episode, we are looking at EVERY Enneagram number and talking about how each number will react to the stressful world of trying to conceive. To make things official we welcome Executive Coach, Lisa Gomez-Osborn who specializes in the Enneagram. Her insight and wisdom will help us connect your unique Enneagram number with the reality of struggling with infertility.If you would like to take a test to find your Enneagram number we suggest this site. Truity.comWe have marked chapters in this podcast, so feel free to find your number and skip straight to it. If you have a partner and know their number, make sure to check that number out as well. Or if you are an Enneagram lover, sit back and enjoy to the whole thing!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
9/12/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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Insights After Ten Years of Struggling with Infertility

What does it feel like to look back on struggling to grow your family for ten years?Well... It's a lot. In this episode, Jesse and Doug are telling their unique infertility story and giving their insights into what it is like to struggle through TTC, IUI, IVF, Adoption, and Foster Care. If you have ever wanted insight into what it's like to come to the end of your family growing season this episode is for you. ❤️Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
9/5/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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Infertility and Anger

Sometimes infertility makes us very ANGRY...So let's talk about it! Whether it's missed expectations or the injustice of having to be the ones who experience this, infertility can really make us angry. In this episode, we talk about what it feels like to experience anger when struggling to get pregnant. We will also look at what we can do with our anger during infertility. Plus, you get to hear the words Pure Unadulterated Rage multiple times, so that's a plus. If infertility has ever made you made, this episode is for you. ❤️🤬Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org 
8/1/202235 minutes, 40 seconds
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Infertility Q&A with Therapist Dr. Andrea Ganahl

Infertility brings up a lot of emotions. So today we are sitting down with Therapist Dr. Andrea Ganahl to give her some burning questions we all have!How can we deal with the anxiety of starting a new cycle?How do I get my husband to open up about his feelings?How do I deal with family during infertility?How do I cope with the fear of making the wrong decision?If you have ever wanted to know the answer to any of those questions then this episode is for you! Dr. Anny is a gracious gentle therapist who specializes in Anxiety.  She is a wonderful guide on these topics and we hope that you find hope in these answers.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org 
7/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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Infertility and Baby Showers

What does it feel like to get invited to a baby shower when you are struggling to have a baby? Today we are talking all about it.In this episode, we are talking about whether or not we should try to go to baby showers. We look at some of the reasons we would say NO, and some of the reasons we would say, MAYBE to baby showers when we are struggling with infertility.  Jesse also is giving us 5 real ways to attend a baby shower in a healthy way!Baby showers and other baby-related events can be overwhelming, together we can come up with healthy ways of approaching them. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org 
6/28/202244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Infertility and Fertility Clinics

What does it feel like to go to a fertility clinic when you are struggling with infertility?Today we are talking about it!In this episode, we talk about waiting rooms, doctors, self-care, and the odd way we relate to fertility clinics. Not everyone going through infertility will go to a fertility clinic but for those who do, we need to talk about what it feels like!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
5/30/202242 minutes, 50 seconds
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Infertility and your Siblings

Have you ever wondered what your siblings think about your struggle with infertility?Well, on this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast, we will find out because Jesse is talking with her siblings all about infertility!  We are joined by Abby and Ben (Jesse's sister and brother) to talk all about what they felt when Jesse was going through infertility.This conversation is a great window into how people experience our stories of struggling to conceive. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org    
5/23/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
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Infertility and Mother's Day

For some people, Mother's Day is a hard day. When you are struggling with infertility it can be a reminder of all the things you wish you had. It is hard to explain what it feels like to see so many people celebrated for having the one thing you are fighting so hard to get.In this special Mother's Day episode Jesse and Doug talk about how they make it through days like this. This episode will teach you 4 things you can do this week in preparation for Mother's Day or any other day that feels heavy during your infertility journey. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org  
5/2/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dear Friends and Family I am Struggling with Infertility

What is infertility, what are fertility treatments, and how does it feel to struggle with infertility? In this special National Infertility Awareness Week episode, we are talking directly to the friends and family of those who are struggling to conceive.This episode is designed to be listened to, and sent to people!In this episode, we talk about the VERY BASICS of what infertility is, and some of the common treatments people may choose to do. This is in no way supposed to be an exhaustive list of all the experiences and options in the infertility world. Hopefully, this episode can be a great jumping-off point for a conversation with friends and family. We are so grateful to all our listeners during National Infertility Awareness Week. We hope this episode can be a useful tool in advocating for your own needs with your friends and family! ❤️Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/25/202247 minutes, 54 seconds
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Male Factor Infertility

What does it feel like to deal with Male Factor Infertility?In this special, all guys episode, we are going to find out! Doug is joined by the outstanding Kyle McGrath as they dive into what it is like to struggle with Male Factor Infertility.In this episode we talk about the emotional side of discovering you are dealing with Male Factor Infertility. We look at how we usually respond as men when we see our loved ones going through fertility treatments, and we look at what we can do to better handle the painful experience of infertility. Plus there is a Titanic reference, a Zombie analogy, and an international spy comparison, so you know it's good!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/18/202254 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dealing With Infertility For Years

Nobody wants to experience infertility. The treatments and the trying are exhausting. Doing a treatment like IVF can take so much of your time, attention, money, and emotions. So what does it feel like to be doing treatments and dealing with infertility for years?!Today we are joined by Stacey Burmaster to talk all about it. In this conversation, we talk about Stacey's experience with IVF. We talk about what it feels like to go through ten embryo transfers, what it feels like to watch people become pregnant, and how we can give ourselves permission to feel our emotions through IVF and infertility. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org 
4/11/202253 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pregnant after Infertility | Mary Doherty

Being pregnant after infertility is a beautiful, anxiety-provoking,  happy, scary, and unique experience. It's something we should all think about regardless of where we are at on this infertility journey, so let's talk about it!We are so honored to be joined by the wonderful Mary Doherty to talk about what it feels like to become pregnant after infertility. In this episode we talk about how infertility leaves a legacy on your life, and how becoming pregnant does not immediately erase all the feelings we have during infertility. We talk about the joy and the pain we must process during pregnancy, and how to give yourself the freedom to feel what you feel when you feel it.Mary is a wonderful guide to all these emotions!  Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
4/4/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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Infertility without Doing Treatment

What does it feel like to struggle with infertility for 5 years without ever wanting to do an IUI or an IVF treatment? Today we are joined by Krista to find out!In this episode, we talk about how everyone's experience with infertility is different and that there is no, "one size fits all," way to approach treatment. We talk about how we can feel judged for our decisions, and how to choose empowerment over shame when it comes to infertility. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more about our Process Groups here,  https://uniquelyknitted.org
3/29/202244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Secondary Infertility

What does it feel like to struggle with secondary infertility? What does it feel like to have to explain yourself when you tell people you want more kids? What does it feel like when your family does not feel finished?Today we team up with Natalie Dillow to find out. Natalie is a Uniquely Knitted Process Group leader and helps us all understand a little more about what it's like to struggle with secondary infertility.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
3/21/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Infertility and a Crisis of Faith

Our faith can be a foundational part of our life. For some, infertility can shake that foundation and put us into a crisis of faith! Let's talk about it!In this episode, we spend time thinking about what it feels like to have our experiences in life not match up with our beliefs. What do we do when we feel like our faith works for others but not for us. We talk about how we move forward and how we can use the skill of grief to enter into a season of exploring what the future of our faith can look like. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
3/14/202238 minutes, 36 seconds
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Infertility and Losing Friends

What does it feel like when all your friends start having kids and you feel left behind? What can we do when we feel like people are moving into the mom club and we are left wanting? What do we do when infertility feels like losing friends?Today we are getting into it! In today's episode, we are talking about why infertility can cause us to lose friends and makes us feel isolated. If you have ever felt like infertility has contributed to losing friends this episode is for you!We hope you feel seen, validated, and equipped with a clear path forward!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
3/7/202238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Infertility... Whose Fault Is It?

If you have ever experienced infertility then you probably have heard someone ask you... whose fault is it? Maybe, you have even asked yourself, is our infertility my fault?In this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast, we are jumping into it! Join Us!In this episode, we talk about why people feel the need to ask us, whose fault it is. We talk about how we even wonder if infertility is our fault, and why so many who suffer from Male Factor Infertility blame themselves for infertility. If you have ever struggled with thinking infertility is your fault we hope that this episode gives you a new framework for how to view the topic of, fault.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.org
2/21/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stress, Anxiety, and Infertility

If you have ever felt stressed or anxious during infertility please listen to this episode!Dr. Andrea Ganahl has joined us again to break down how we know if we are dealing with stress or anxiety when struggling to conceive. In this conversation, we talk about the difference between stress and anxiety. We give you the first step in how to deal with stress and also how to deal with anxiety. Dr. Anny is a gem of a human, It’s our first episode in 2022, Jesse lost her voice, we are back baby!If you know someone who has dealt with the stress and anxiety of infertility send this episode to them! Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.org
2/7/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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Infertility and Getting Emotional Help

In this special year-end episode we talk about the growth of the Infertility Feelings Podcast, ways that you can join our community, and why reaching out for emotional help is so important when you're struggling with infertility. The first 10 minutes of this episode is a year-end wrap-up and then we move on to a conversation with our friend Natalie about why getting help on your journey is so important. We are so grateful to all who have listened to the Infertility Feelings Podcast and we are looking forward to a great year in 2022. Learn all about ways you can partner with Uniquely Knitted by visiting us at uniquelyknitted.org
12/27/202150 minutes, 9 seconds
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Infertility and Good News

How do you deal with good news on the infertility journey when it feels like you are swimming in a sea of bad news?In this episode, we are diving into one of the hardest topics to talk about! Throughout our infertility journey, it was mostly bad news, which is common for so many people. However, throughout the process, there were times when we would receive positive, encouraging information about our fertility. How do you process this good news in the middle of infertility?!Well, today we are figuring it out! If you are struggling to process the good news or wondering how you will ever process anything good that happens, this episode is for you!Learn more about our Unique Process Groups Here!uniquelyknitted.org/groupsUniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
12/13/202145 minutes, 38 seconds
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Infertility in a Bigger Body

What does it feel like to struggle to conceive in a bigger body?Today we are sitting down with Nicola Salmon, (The Fat Positive Fertility Coach) to talk ALL about it! Nicola is a wonderful human and advocates for people struggling with infertility in bigger bodies. We talk about the correct language for talking about our bodies, the cruel nature of bias against fat people, the insane world of going to the doctor when you are fat, and all the ways in which we can start being more human. LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!Nicola Salmonnicolasalmon.co.ukwww.instagram.com/fatpositivefertilityUniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. uniquelyknitted.org
12/6/202145 minutes, 25 seconds
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Infertility and the Holidays

The Holidays can bring up a LOT of emotions when you are struggling with infertility.How do you cope with the endless Holiday Parties and the awkward questions about kids and family? How on earth do you cope with the endless stream of Holiday cards?!In this Holiday Episode we talk about what it feels like to deal with infertility at Holiday events, during family parties and during a season that is so geared for children. If you are starting to think about all the ups and downs of the Holiday Season we hope to be an encouraging voice to care for yourself!To learn more about our groups, check them out here. uniquelyknitted.org/building-resilience/Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.org
11/22/202136 minutes, 28 seconds
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Infertility and Surrogacy

What does it feel like to grow your family through Surrogacy?On this episode of The Infertility Feelings Podcast, we are joined by the wonderful Matt and Stacey Barnes! They have an amazing story of growing their family through IVF and Surrogacy. If you have ever wondered what it feels like to use a surrogate please listen to this episode. Matt and Stacey have a healthy energy of ownership that we all could grow from! In this episode, we talk about IVF Twins, emergency surgery after IVF, choosing surrogates who are open to twins, and what it feels like to be in the room when you watch your children be born. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
11/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Infertility and Moving on From Treatment

How do you know when it is time to move on to what is next?This is probably the hardest question there is when you are struggling to conceive. In this episode, we are diving into what it feels like to be stuck in this position. We talk about how not all bridges burn when you cross them, how it's ok that our identity changes throughout this process, and that not all moves are permanent moves.If you feel like you would like to process where you are at in one of our process groups please check us out at uniquelyknitted.org/building-resilienceUniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
10/18/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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Infertility In A Pandemic

Infertility is an overwhelming experience. To have to experience it in the middle of a pandemic just feels cruel. However, it's the reality for so many. In this episode Jesse and Doug are breaking down what it feels like to be in this struggle of infertility during a pandemic. All of us have been effected by this pandemic and so many of us have had canceled visits with our Doctors, missed cycles and so many traumatic moments.On thing we can all agree on is the overwhelming isolation we all feel. So let's talk about this together! How can we feel less alone and start the process back to community. We hope you enjoy this conversation today. If you feel like you would benefit from processing your infertility journey we encourage you to check out our process groups  HEREUniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
10/11/202133 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coping with Infertility | Mary Doherty

How do we deal with something that completely changes our life? How do we cope with something that overwhelms our coping mechanisms?In this episode we are joined by the very lovely Mary Doherty to talk all about it. We talk about her unique journey through infertility as an actress in London and how she found hope through the Uniquely Knitted Community.Mary is an alumni of our Uniquely Knitted programs and we talk all about coping  with infertility in our community. Learn more about the Uniquely Knitted Programs here.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
10/4/202154 minutes, 1 second
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Infertility as a Gay Couple

What does it feel like to go through the painful process of infertility as a gay couple?On this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast we are joined by the wonderful Katie and Chelsea to talk all about it! From having to deal with infertility in the midst of Covid, to navigating the constant investigation from people into their fertility issues as a gay couple, Katie and Chelsea have experienced a lot. We are so grateful for them and their ability to tell us all exactly what it feels like to be them. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.org
9/27/202146 minutes, 19 seconds
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Infertility and your Job

Dealing with infertility is one of the hardest things you can ever go through. How are you supposed to work at the SAME TIME! For so many, this is a reality. Many are having to navigate all the challenges of working while struggling through the trying and the treatments.On this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast Jesse and Doug are breaking down what it feels like to deal with infertility and be working. Offering some hope that we can indeed have full working lives while still trying to conceive.If this episode has been helpful for you please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts and help others find this content.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.
9/20/202134 minutes, 13 seconds
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Infertility and Miscarriage | Arden The Miscarriage Doula

1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. So why is miscarriage still such a taboo topic? Why is this painful reality so hidden?On today's episode we are talking to Arden The Miscarriage Doula. She takes us deep into her story and helps us understand what it feels like to experience a miscarriage. This story is raw and powerful. Arden gives words to what so many people have felt and provides valuable insight into how we move through the grief and trauma of miscarriage. This episode is graphic, and may be triggering for some. It is powerful and important to hear all the details, so we did not edit them out, but know that they may be triggering for some. You can find Arden here, at The Miscarriage Doula. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
9/13/20211 hour, 10 seconds
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Infertility and Time

We are BACK! The Infertility Feelings Podcast has returned from summer and we are taking about all things Infertility and Time.For Jesse and Doug, infertility took way longer than they expected, an overwhelmingly common tale for those struggling to conceive. For this first episode back from summer we are diving into the difficult feelings of time and infertility. What does it feel like for this to take so long? How can we begin to deal with those feelings?Infertility may take a long time, but we are with you for the WHOLE journey. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.org
9/6/202131 minutes
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Infertility Q&A with a Therapist | Dr. Andrea Ganahl

We asked Dr. Anny all your questions about infertility and Mental Health!How do I celebrate with my friends while also being overwhelmed with sadness?How do I not hate my body in this process?What tools do you have for moving forward?Those are just SOME of the questions we got to ask Dr. Anny. Therapy can be a difficult journey to jump into during the infertility process, we are so excited to be able to bring a therapist to you!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
7/5/202145 minutes, 50 seconds
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Infertility and Instagram with Monica Caron

What does it feel like to be involved with the infertility community on Instagram?On this episode we join Monica Caron to talk about that #instagramlife and infertility. Social media has provided unprecedented accessibility to information and people within the  instagram community. For some that feels like freedom, for others, that is a burden. Let's talk about it!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
6/28/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Infertility and Parenting

Not everyone who struggles to get pregnant will be a parent. But anyone who parents after struggling with infertility will be affected by their struggle to conceive.So what does it feel like to parent after infertility?In this episode Jesse and Doug dive in to the topic of parenting after struggling with infertility.  Dr. Andrea Ganahl joined the team for this special conversation. We are talking about the. importance of working on your mental health NOW, and how infertility plays a very specific role in our journey of parenting.*One special note. We know that not everyone will parent after their journey of infertility. It is not our desire to assume that is the case. Our aim today is to talk to everyone who will or currently is parenting after infertility. We think you will love the conversation no matter where you are in your journey. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at,https://uniquelyknitted.org
6/14/202144 minutes, 54 seconds
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Infertility and MONEY

It is incredibly expensive to battle infertility. The cost of treatments can be a set back for so many. The pressure to make sure you are spending enough on the future you want without bankrupting that future can be, at times, unbearable.So let's talk about it!In this episode Jesse and Doug are telling you exactly what it feels like to deal with the financial aspect of infertility. Do you know someone who would love this podcast? Send it to them!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
6/7/202124 minutes, 43 seconds
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Infertility and Friends

Have you ever wondered what your friends are thinking about when you are struggling to conceive? Well, Jesse sat down with her friends to find out for everyone!In this episode Jesse hears from three of her close friends. They talk about what it feels like to walk through infertility with someone from three VERY different perspectives.Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
5/24/202150 minutes, 34 seconds
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All things Infertility with Kristyn from the Fertility Tribe

On this episode of The Infertility Feelings Podcast we talk with Kristyn from the Fertility Tribe!We talk about the lasting affects of infertility on our lives and how creating community can be such a vital part of your self care. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
5/14/202140 minutes, 55 seconds
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Adoption and Infertility Roundtable

In this amazing conversation Jesse sits down with Mary Jane Edwards, a mother who has placed a child for adoption, and Patti Dedmon who was adopted by a couple struggling with infertility. Their conversation about all things infertility, adoption, and the road to finding their feelings is a one of a kind window into what it feels like to place a child for adoption, be adopted and adopt!We often say if you are thinking about adopting after infertility you should talk to some one who had done it. Well we happen to know and love people who have been on every side of the conversation, so we put them all in a room and cried a lot.It was an amazing conversation!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
5/10/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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Infertility and being Childless Not By Choice | Katy from Chasing Creation

In this episode Jesse and Doug talk with Katy from Chasing Creation. Her story is one that we all need in our lives! Katy's ability to share her experience of what it feels like to be childfree after infertility is something that everyone in the infertility community needs to hear about. No matter where you find yourself on this journey of struggling to conceive I encourage you to hear Katy's words and see the world through her words. Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
5/3/202159 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sex and Infertility

Let's talk about sex (and infertility) baby!In this Episode Jesse and Doug explore the affects that infertility has on your sex life. If you or someone you love is experiencing infertility you know that it can be an all consuming process. A process that changes you in so many ways, sex life included!Also, Doug discovers a laugh track and uses it perfectly!Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.org
4/26/202130 minutes, 25 seconds
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Infertility and Your Future

Will infertility affect you for the rest of your life?It's obvious that infertility affects your present reality. It obviously changes your life, and becomes part of your story. But how about 30 or 40 years later. Will we still be affected my the emotional stress and trauma of infertility?In this season finale episode Jesse and Doug are talking all about how we can build resilience during our infertility journey.To learn more about how you can join the Building Resilience Program check us out online atmembers.uniquelyknitted.org____________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.orgwww.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted
3/8/202138 minutes, 39 seconds
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Life After Infertility

We moved on from infertility but our minds never did. In so many ways our minds were still stuck in the mindset of infertility,  IVF,  and all the stress of trying to conceive.On this episode of The Infertility Feelings Podcast we are breaking down exactly what it feels like for so many when they move on to whatever life offers after infertility. No matter where you are in your infertility journey, and no matter the outcome of your journey the topic of this episode may be really helpful as you figure out what the future holds!____________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at:uniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
2/22/202139 minutes, 18 seconds
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Faith and Infertility

What does it feel like to be part of a faith community while struggling through infertility. Today we find out! In this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast Jesse and Doug talk about their years of experience dealing with infertility while part of a faith community. ___________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
2/15/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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"Just relax, it will happen"

People truly say that oddest things when they find out you are trying to conceive. So many people are hurt and invalidated by being told to "just relax" and it will happen. So what does it feel like to hear these remarks? More importantly, what do we do when we hear these things!This week Jesse and Doug and talking about how all these comments can really just be boiled down to one comment, and what we can do in response. __________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more athttps://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
2/8/202143 minutes, 14 seconds
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What it Feels Like to Use Donor Eggs

This week on the Infertility Feeling Podcast we are talking to Victoria Nino about her experience using donor eggs. We LOVE Victoria and her experience is important for anyone who is thinking about using donor eggs to get pregnant. We definitely learned more than a few things!Victoria can be found at, www.expectinganything.com and www.infertilityunfiltered.com.For more information on Egg Donation and to find a possible Egg Donor check out, www.gostork.com_________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.org
2/1/202143 minutes, 7 seconds
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Adoption after Infertility (Part 2)

In the second part of this series on adopting after infertility we are telling you everything we learned throughout our Adoption and Foster Care journey. The good, the bad, and the ugly! Allow our story to be a window into what it feels like to adopt after infertility. ____________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
1/25/202147 minutes, 1 second
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Adoption after Infertility (Bonus Episode)

In this bonus episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast Jesse and Doug are giving you the all the details for how to get started with Adoption and Foster Care. Taking a small break from talking about feelings to give you all the details you need to know about a world that can be overly confusing!____________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more atuniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
1/25/202152 minutes, 41 seconds
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Adoption after Infertility (Part 1)

Infertility is a life changing experience. The outcome of this time of our life will lead us down many different paths, and for some that may include adoption. So let's talk about how it feels to adopt after infertility!In this 3 part series Jesse and Doug are going through their journey of moving from infertility to adoption. In this first part we explore the difficult task of "moving on." Throughout infertility we must practice the art of moving on in a lot of different ways. However,  knowing how to move on and WHEN to move on can be difficult. Let's talk about!__________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at:uniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
1/18/202134 minutes, 27 seconds
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Infertility and Relationships

Going through infertility can be difficult on our relationships. As we go through the many challenges and changes of struggling to grow our family, our closest relationships can hurt on so many levels. Join Jesse and Doug for Season Two of The Infertility Feelings Podcast with a conversation about how infertility affected their relationship and about how they found hope in the midst if their struggle!Jesse and Doug have suffered from infertility without success for the past decade. Throughout their struggle of infertility they were overwhelmed by isolation and struggled through many traumatic experiences. In 2019 they founded Uniquely Knitted, a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. They are now on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family.Learn more at,https://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
1/11/202135 minutes, 35 seconds
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Staying Mentally Strong During Infertility | Dr. Andrea Ganahl

It is tempting to think that we can mentally tough it out during infertility. However, emotionally toughing it out rarely leads to health. So what can we do during our infertility journeys to stay mentally strong?We asked Dr. Andrea Ganahl to explain what true resilience looks like and how we can get it!Join us for our season finale of The Infertility Feelings Podcast. We are so honored to join this incredible community and so grateful for all of our guests. The Infertility Feelings Podcast will be back in January!____________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
11/30/202034 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Does it Feel Like to have Your Child go through Infertility? | Tammy Harris

Our journey of infertility was incredibly painful and life changing. But our lives were not the only ones that changed. We were not the only ones who felt the pain of infertility. Our parents, and families joined us on this journey and felt so many things themselves.On this episode I am interviewing MY MOM! We are going to figure out exactly what it felt like to have a child go through infertility. There will be tears, I am just warning you! _________________________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
11/23/202048 minutes, 29 seconds
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Infertility as a Man | Matt Barnes

What does it feel like to be a man and struggle with infertility?This week we find out! We are so excited to sit down with Matt Barnes and talk about the experiences we had throughout our separate infertility journeys. Matt's story is exceptional, and his perspective is an important one for anyone struggling through infertility. This Podcast is for ANYONE, but if you have a man in your life going through infertility, send them this!________________________To learn more about Matt check him out here!http://www.finallybarnes.comhttps://www.flyrogue.comhttps://www.roguecreatives.com________________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
11/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Difficult Decisions within Infertility | Erin Bulcao

Struggling with infertility means struggling with hundreds of life changing decisions. Here is a PERFECT example of how difficult and life changing these decisions can actually be. Erin has been through so much and gives us a really important window into what it feels like to struggle with infertility for years. Erin is an INSPIRATION, a true infertility warrior. We were inspired by our conversation and we hope you are too. You can follow her at instagram.com/mybeautifulblunder____________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
11/9/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Struggling with Infertility and Treating Infertile Clients as a Therapist. | Dr. Loree Johnson

What does it feel like to be struggling with your own story of infertility while helping others move beyond the traumas of infertility as a therapist?Well this week we find out! Dr. Loree Johnson is here to talk about it all!In this weeks episode we are talking about how , even therapists, who know all the ways to care for themselves still feel the weight of infertility. The grief of struggling to grow your family effects everyone, regardless of who you are.Dr. Loree Johnson is giving us first hand experience on how infertility affects People Of Color, and how we can better represent the reality of those experiencing infertility. We love Dr. Loree and think you should check out all the amazing work she is doing!drloreejohnson.com__________________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at uniquelyknitted.orginstagram.com/uniquely_knitted
11/2/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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What Does it Feel Like to be a Fertility Doctor? | Dr. Lauren Rubal

Infertility can be a life changing experience. There are so many emotional ups and downs. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to wake up everyday and walk people through such an emotional experience?On todays podcast we find out!Join us as we talk with Dr. Lauren Rubal about what it feels like to be a Infertility Specialist & Reproductive Endocrinologist.Dr. Lauren Rubal, MD, is a fellowship-trained infertility specialist at her private medical practice in Newport Beach, California.You can find her at https://www.laurenrubalmd.com____________________________________________________________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.orghttps://www.instagram.com/uniquely_knitted/?hl=en
10/25/202043 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can Infertility be Traumatic? | Dr. Andrea Ganahl

Struggling to get pregnant can be stressful, infertility treatments can be overwhelming, but does infertility ever become a traumatic experience?In this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast we join up with Anxiety Specialist, Dr. Andrea Ganahl to cover all things infertility and Trauma.________________________________________________________________Uniquely Knitted is a Non-Profit Organization serving all who are emotionally affected by infertility. We are on a mission to bring healing to the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that comes with struggling to grow your family. Learn more at https://uniquelyknitted.org
10/19/202040 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fear and Infertility

For many, infertility is scary. We fear that the thing we want most in life we will not get. We fear that we might loose ourselves in the journey to grow our families. We fear that our relationships will suffer, and that our lives will change. We fear ALL the what if's. That is why WE NEED to talk about Fear and Infertility. In this episode of the Infertility Feelings Podcast we are breaking down the feeling of fear.How does fear affect our infertility journey?How can we confront the fear in our life?What does Toy Story 3 have to do with Fear and Infertility?All these things and more will be answered! 
10/12/202038 minutes, 51 seconds
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What Does it Feel Like to have a Miscarriage? | Carrie Hauskens

1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, but no one can prepare you for the sudden loss of a pregnancy. The pain is unbearable, and for many it leads to isolation and a hidden grief. We are SO GRATEFUL to Carrie Hauskens for walking us through exactly what it feels like to have a miscarriage at 8 months. Her journey is an inspiration and an education for us all.October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Allow this to be a HUGE step towards processing your own grief, and understanding the grief of so many.Carrie is an inspiration for many and can be found at www.bloomingwithcare.com and @bloomingwithcare on instagram. 
10/5/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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What Does Infertility Feel Like?

In our first episode we are talking about what infertility feels like? Yes, it's overwhelming and stressful. Is that normal?! What do we do with all these feelings?For many the feelings of infertility are too much to handle. We avoid them, or shove them away. For others, they become flooded with emotions, making life very difficult to live. How can we understand our feelings during these times and what can we do to manage them in a healthy way?Join us as we interview Dr. Andrea Ganahl about all things infertility and feelings. 
9/28/202029 minutes, 46 seconds