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Donor story - the gift of life

By Kalien Övernant September 10, 2017

Fertility is one little word which can lead to BIG questions.

Modern Babies is back! Season two continues an important conversation about IVF and fertility and we take a deeper dive into personal stories behind IVF treatment, male fertility, how religious and cultural beliefs impact approach to treatment and look closely at one of the conditions affecting fertility - endometriosis. 

Modern Babies is here to provide a new and engaging way to inform, discuss and break down the stigma surrounding infertility and IVF in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy listening! 

Presented by Nova Entertainment and Genea.

Modern Babies

Episode 6 - Donor Story - The Gift Of Life

Using your own eggs or sperm to conceive might not always be an option. In our final episode of the series, Jo, a mother of three, tells us why she donated her eggs, Emily reflects on using donated eggs and Holly tells us about using a sperm donor. 

Take the first step, book a free chat with a Genea Fertility Advisor.

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Listen to our previous episodes…

Episode 1 – Male Factor Fertility - Searching For the One  

40% of the time, the struggle to conceive starts with the man and, for a couple, the road to pregnancy is a two-way street. Join us as Matt and Sarah tell their story, from discovering Matt’s ‘zero’ sperm count, through to the ups and downs of their fertility journey.

Episode 2 – Having Babies - Expecting & The Unexpected 

By the end of this episode we’ll have three bouncing babies, but how they came to be isn’t so simple. Megan explains how she fell pregnant when her body wasn’t ovulating naturally and Christine tells us about her journey with miscarriage, preimplantation genetic screening and IVF. 

Episode 3 - Endometriosis - The Silver Lining

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that can often go undiagnosed. In this episode, Kirsti describes the impact endo has on her life and how IVF helped her to conceive. We also hear from Sylvia about freezing her eggs in her early 20s after being diagnosed with endometriosis.

Episode 4 - Egg Freezing - Frozen in Time 

Egg freezing is increasingly popular for women who aren’t  ready to start a family. In this episode, Fiona explains the process and why she decided to freeze her eggs and Jac tells us her experience of the treatment after receiving an unexpected cancer diagnosis... 

Episode 5 - Culture & Religion - A Different Perspective 

Religious and cultural beliefs can play a significant role when it comes to considering and having fertility treatment. Rachel talks openly about her experience and the impact her Orthodox Judaism faith had on her approach to infertility and IVF.

To listen back to Season 1 of Modern Babies, where we speak to doctors and hear from patients on the road to parenthood, head here or listen on your favourite podcast platform.