Welcome to The Fertility Podcast, you’re probably here as you’ve found that having family isn’t going to be as straight forward as you’d imagined. You’re not alone. 1 in 6 couples in the UK are struggling to start a family naturally and over 50% of that is due to the ‘male factor’. So whatever situation you’ve found yourself in, this podcast is a safe place for you to hear other people share their stories.
I’ll never forget that moment when I realised that having a baby was not going to happen naturally. I know how lucky we are to have had successful treatment so if my experience can help you, if this podcast makes you realise other people understand how it feels, then I have achieved my goal.
It might be that you already have a diagnosis of an infertility issue and are starting treatment, or you might have been trying for a while and are starting to ask questions about what could standing in your way. Maybe you’ve had a diagnosis of unexplained infertility and are hungry for more information on what you can do to start a family.
The Fertility Podcast focuses on all the different ways infertility affects you starting a family from the male and female perspective. I’ve been adamant to get more of you guys talking about male infertility issues and am delighted to find more men are speaking up and even now making films on the subject.
Since I launched in September 2014, The Fertility Podcast has had over 50,000 downloads around the world with interviews from fertility experts such as Zita West, Dr Allan Pacey and Susan Seenan, CEO of the newly rebranded Fertility Network UK. I’ve toured clinics all over the UK, with Access Fertility and spoken to a whole host of people working within the fertility field, as well as people like you and me who have been on a fertility journey. Other guests include Kate Brian and Jessica Hepburn who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility to broadcaster Geoff Lloyd from Absolute Radio who shared his story of how him and his wife were expecting a child after fertility treatment and how he’d ‘cheated evolution’ as he was told it wouldn’t happen for him!
The Fertility Podcast thrives on telling your story, whether you want to do it in person or anonymously. This is a safe place for you, where you won’t be judged. Your story won’t be exaggerated or sensationalised. Just told as it is. There are many paths to follow and I hope to shed some light on topics that maybe you’d never even thought considered, such as another of the remarkable stories you’ll hear when infertility leads to surrogacy.
If you are keen to tell your story or know someone who would benefit from knowing about this podcast, please sign up and spread the word. Sometimes it’s just good to talk about it to someone that ‘gets it’, then you’re welcomed into one big supportive podcast cuddle just email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can subscribe to the podcast using the buttons to the right, which take you through to iTunes, Acast, Stitcher and Spreaker and rest assured you can listen to fascinating interviews on what is still a taboo subject and no-one else will know.
So if you commute and don’t want to carry a book that might draw attention, just make sure you have a trusty pair of headphones and something to download this podcast onto. Podcasts are exploding and in the UK with over 5 million people are predicted to be listening to podcasts every month (RAJAR 2016)
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Natalie, aka the Fertility Poddy