If you’re interested in learning more about fertility treatments or are seeking support from like-minded women who are in/have gone through similar struggles, podcasts are a unique solution!
Podcasts can bring different perspectives and stories to your door from women all over the world. Studies have even shown that podcasts alleviate stress and anxiety which can negatively impact fertility.
Whether you’re trying to understand why you might not be able to conceive, someone undergoing IUI or IVF, recently experienced a pregnancy loss, or are just curious about fertility practices overall, there is a podcast out there for you! To help you get started we have compiled our current list of favorites! Check it out below.
1. Infertile AF
Description: “In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two Ali Prato, who went through secondary infertility and IVF herself, talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby. Each episode tells a different story about family building, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm and egg donation, IUIs, endometriosis, male factor infertility, adoption, surrogacy, genetic testing, single parenting by choice, LGBTQ+ fertility, living childless not by choice, depression, relationship issues, money issues, jealousy, PTSD, and so much more. Ali covers all of the outcomes in this safe, no-judgment zone: the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.”
Host: Alison (Ali) Prato – Journalist and Creator, co-founder of Fertility Rally. Follow Infertile AF on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 134
Why we love it: When they say unfiltered they mean it. This podcast is a rollercoaster of ups and downs and is compelling to listen to.
Description: “This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family-building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to give those struggling a platform to be heard, a community connection, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the 1 in 8 who, for many reasons, struggle with infertility.”
Host: Each episode features a new voice sharing their unique point of view and experiences with infertility. Follow This is Infertility on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 116
Why we love it: Versatile topics and experiences. There really is an episode for everyone to relate to.
Description: “Beat Infertility is a weekly podcast where we get real about infertility, empower you to take back control, and provide you hope for the future. Each episode features two main interviews: someone who’s overcome infertility and had a baby or is currently pregnant and someone who’s still on their infertility journey. We cover the whole range of infertility diagnoses, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve / premature ovarian failure, luteal phase defects, male factor infertility, multiple/recurrent miscarriages, ovulatory disorders, secondary infertility, unexplained infertility, and more. Whether you haven’t yet made your first appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) or you’re an IUI or IVF veteran, this podcast will deliver hope directly to your ear.”
Host: Heather Huhman is an infertility survivor and current infertility coach. Follow Heather on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 597
Why we love it: Tons of helpful episodes! Great for binge-listening.
Description: “The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments, and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn is the founder of the Mind-Body Fertility Reset – the ultimate membership for women navigating infertility and beyond.”
Host: Robyn Birkin – Fertility Warrior and life coach. Follow Robyn on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 172
Why we love it: Robyn knows her stuff. This is a great podcast for those looking to better their body and mind during their journey.
Description: “We all know it’s wrong, but when you see one big fat negative after another, it’s tempting to turn to Dr. Google for answers. But don’t you hit that search button. You have another option: Fertility Docs Uncensored. The nation’s leading fertility doctors have joined forces to separate fertility facts from fiction. It’s the only place you can hear fertility docs from around the country diving into the nitty-gritty of infertility. From their personal experiences as infertility patients, to what you can really expect from IVF, these doctors are covering it all (and they aren’t holding back)”
Host: Brandy Thomas – Producer and Doctors: Dr. Carrie Bediant – Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Susan Hudson – Texas Fertility Center, Dr. Abby Eblen – Nashville Fertility Center.
Number of Episodes: 84
Why we love it: A unique perspective on the fertility journey from the doctors who help you themselves. Gives more insight into the other side of the doctor-patient relationship.
Description: “Two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie and Robin humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we’re just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven’t put their shoes on and we’re 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what’s it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?”
Host: Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton. Follow If These Ovaries Could Talk on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 137
Why we love it: Really great topics for those who are building a non-traditional family. Very funny for those who like more humourous podcasts.
Description: “Welcome to Cautious Optimism: An Infertility Podcast. We are three friends eternally bonded by our individual heartaches with infertility. Join us as we discuss the ups and downs that often accompany the road to parenthood. Here’s to hoping for the best and being cautiously optimistic about the future.”
Host: Three friends named Karly, Chelsey, and Karin. Follow Cautious Optimism on Instagram.
Number of Episodes: 30
Why we love it: Slightly newer podcast but is raw and honest. These three friends will feel like your own personal support group.