Big Fat Negative: Ttc, Fertility, Infertility And Ivf

Sinopse

Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.

Episódios

  • Fertility Week 2020: All Foxes, all the time

    Fertility Week 2020: All Foxes, all the time

    03/11/2020 Duração: 01h34min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not go back and listen from the beginning? You'll get to know us better that way.It's Fertility Week 2020 and to celebrate, we're having a massive catch-up with the Foxes. Yep: it's an hour and a half of Liz and Nick, updating us on everything that's happened since we last spoke to them back in August. What's happened since a cyst ruined their party? Tune in to find out.Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Our Worst Guests Ever IUI

    Our Worst Guests Ever; IUI

    03/08/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be helpful to go to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there. You'll get to know us better that way.It's the last episode of the third series, and unfortunately we've got by far the worst guests ever on the show. Sorry about that. Have a listen anyway and let us know what you think. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are reflecting on their cycle so far, while Professor Tim tackles IUI - when is it useful and what can help? You can sign up for our newsletter at bigfatnegative.com.Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • All Our Eggs Martha Goddard Embryo disposal

    All Our Eggs' Martha Goddard; Embryo disposal

    27/07/2020 Duração: 01h05s

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be worth going back to the beginning of the podcast - you'll get to know us better that way.Martha Goddard is the co-writer and director of All Our Eggs, a series of micro-shorts (the film kind, not the pants kind) chronicling one couple's five-year infertility 'journey' (sorry). Martha joins us to talk about what inspired her to create it, and why she was drawn to the story. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have taken one step forward and two steps back, while Professor Tim tackles embryo disposal.You can find All Our Eggs on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Self Advocacy with Broken Brown Egg Sperm OClock

    Self Advocacy with Broken Brown Egg; Sperm O'Clock

    20/07/2020 Duração: 01h13min

    Hello! Are you a listener? Why not go back to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there - you'll get to know us better that way.Regina Townsend is the founder of Broken Brown Egg, an advocacy group for women of colour who are going through infertility. She discusses her years-long infertility battle and how she learned to fight her own corner. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are off to the clinic, while Professor Tim Child is talking sperm - is there a good time for them?Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Taking Inspiration From Infertility With Anna German Sleep

    Taking Inspiration From Infertility With Anna German; Sleep

    13/07/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Hi! Are you a new listener? Why not listen to our podcasts from the start? You'll get to know us better that way.Anna German is an illustrator and art teacher whose picture book, So When Are You Going to Have Kids?, explains what it feels like to be asked that question when you are trying to conceive. We talk to her about how she drew creative inspiration from her five-year struggle. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are coming to terms with using donor eggs, while Professor Tim addresses sleep: does it affect fertility?You can read Anna's book here.Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Fertility in Colour PGD and PGS

    Fertility in Colour; PGD and PGS

    06/07/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Hi! Are you a new listener? It might be useful to go back to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there - you'll get to know us better that way.After repeated pregnancy losses, Will and Sherisa Rivera were inspired to start Fertility in Colour, an advocate group to help black and brown families going through infertility. Here, they share their experiences of infertility, ttc and explain how their faith is helping them through it. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick reflect on their fertility treatments so far, and Professor Tim tackles PGD and PGS - what are they are how do they differ?Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A Queer TTC Journey Yoga vs Ovaries

    A Queer TTC Journey; Yoga vs Ovaries

    29/06/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be helpful to go back and listen from the beginning. You'll get to know us better that way.Beth Leonard identifies as queer and non-binary, and has been trying for a baby since they were 31. In this episode, they describe their 'journey'. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have Added to Cart - and Professor Tim is tackling yoga. Will it really twist your ovaries?Swears throughout, especially at the end.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sophie Payne on Plus-Size PCOS The Freezing Contradiction

    Sophie Payne on Plus-Size PCOS; The Freezing Contradiction

    22/06/2020 Duração: 55min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.Sophie Payne is a plus-size YouTube star who had planned her social media pregnancy announcement down to the tiniest detail. The only problem: she has PCOS. She talks infertility and hospital gown issues with Emma and Gabby. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have a tough decision to make, while Professor Tim tackles a confusing point: is it really ok to freeze, thaw and then re-freeze embryos?Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Seetal Savla HPV

    Seetal Savla; HPV

    15/06/2020 Duração: 54min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.We're joined this week by food writer and digital marketer Seetal Savla to talk about going through infertility as part of the South Asian community. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick make a big decision, while Professor Tim Child tackles HPV - can it harm fertility?Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sophia Money-Coutts on egg freezing and going solo egg sharing

    Sophia Money-Coutts on egg freezing and going solo; egg sharing

    08/06/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.Sophia Money-Coutts was in the middle of her first egg freezing cycle when lockdown hit. Now she isn't sure whether to go ahead with a freezing cycle - or buy some sperm and get on with it. Liz and Nick are feeling similarly frustrated by lockdown, while Professor Tim tackles egg sharing.Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Secondary infertility with Alison Perry Coconut Water vs OHSS

    Secondary infertility with Alison Perry; Coconut Water vs OHSS

    01/06/2020 Duração: 01h13min

    Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.This week we're joined by journalist, blogger and podcaster Alison Perry, aka Not Another Mummy Blogger, to talk about secondary infertility - what happens when your body suddenly can't do what it did before? Meanwhile, Liz and Nick look further into egg donation and Professor Tim Child, medical director of Oxford Fertility, tackles Coconut Water - can it really prevent OHSS?Link to NHS Covid-19 testing guidelines: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/treatments/covid-19-and-fertility-treatment/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-patients/frequently-asked-questions-for-patients-on-coronavirus-covid-19/ (scroll down to 'do I need a test?') and government guidance on testing: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Pregnancy after loss with Zoe Clark-Coates Long vs short protocols

    Pregnancy after loss with Zoe Clark-Coates; Long vs short protocols

    25/05/2020 Duração: 01h17min

    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes descriptions of baby loss and pregnancy after baby loss.Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Zoe Clark-Coates, author of Saying Goodbye, The Baby Loss Guide and Beyond Goodbye, talks about how she dealt with becoming pregnant after multiple losses. Meanwhile, the Foxes delve deeper into adoption, while Professor Tim Child, medical director of Oxford Fertility, addresses long and short IVF protocols.Some strong swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Surrogacy in the time of Coronavirus unexplained infertility

    Surrogacy in the time of Coronavirus; unexplained infertility

    18/05/2020 Duração: 01h11s

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.Emilie Ransley thought she had won her infertility battle: after pregnancy loss, Asherman's syndrome and 10 rounds of IVF, she and her husband opted to use a surrogate in Ukraine. It was good news - until Coronavirus hit and Ukraine closed its borders. Emilie talks about what happens next. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick get a second opinion, while Professor Tim tackles unexplained infertility.Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Egg freezing Agnus Castus

    Egg freezing; Agnus Castus

    11/05/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.Cast your minds back to a world in which Coronavirus was but a distant threat. It's under those conditions that Emma met - and shared coffee with! - Catherine Hendy, co-founder of Elanza Wellness, to talk egg freezing - who, what, why and how. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have a curveball thrown at them, while Professor Tim tackles Agnus Castus.Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cancer after infertility

    Cancer after infertility

    04/05/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not start from the first episode? You'll get to know us better that way.Kemi Olowe thought infertility was her story. It wasn't. After her son, Samuel, was born following years of fertility treatments, she discovered a lump in her breast. She tells her story today. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick are confronting the realities of egg donation. Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Finally! An Endometriosis episode - plus fresh vs frozen cycles

    Finally! An Endometriosis episode - plus fresh vs frozen cycles

    27/04/2020 Duração: 55min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not start from the first episode? You'll get to know us better that way.We've finally found someone to talk to us about an issue which affects millions of women: endometriosis. Professor Andrew Horne explains what it is and why it causes infertility, while Professor Tim tackles fresh vs frozen cycles - which are better? Meanwhile, Liz and Nick meet some adoptive parents.Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • When will IVF treatment restart after Covid-19? We ask the HFEA

    When will IVF treatment restart after Covid-19? We ask the HFEA

    27/04/2020 Duração: 16min

    We've had hundreds of messages from listeners who are worried about restrictions on IVF treatment during Covid-19. We grabbed a few minutes on the phone with Rachel Cutting, the HFEA's director of compliance and information, to find out when it will be back.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Rainbow Running Club Fibroids

    The Rainbow Running Club; Fibroids

    20/04/2020 Duração: 56min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way.This week we're talking about (government-mandated) exercise: Lucy Slimmon started the Rainbow Running Club while she was struggling with infertility - we talked to her about how it has helped her. Meanwhile, the Foxes are dipping their toes into adoption waters, while Professor Tim Child, medical director of Oxford Fertility, talks fibroids,Some swears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Navigating fertility treatment at work AMH vs egg quality

    Navigating fertility treatment at work; AMH vs egg quality

    13/04/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not start from the first episode? You'll get to know us better that way.It's a post-Easter egg-stravaganza: while the Foxes browse an egg bank for the first time, Professor Tim talks low AMH and egg quality - is there a correlation? Meanwhile, Emma and Gabby talk to HR specialists Becky Kearns and Claire Ingle, who explain what your rights are at work when you're undergoing fertility treatment - and whether it's a good idea to take that big new job.Mild swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The first year TTC episode DNA fragmentation

    The first year TTC episode; DNA fragmentation

    06/04/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    Before you've started fertility treatment - before you've even approached your GP - are there ways to optimise your chances of conception? We spoke to Trudi Campbell, nursing director at The Evewell, about how to give yourself your best chance during your first year TTC. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have taken a trip to their clinic, and Professor Tim Child, medical director at Oxford Fertility, tackles DNA fragmentation.Swears throughout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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