TTC is harder than it seems, and dealing with infertility can feel extremely isolating. However, you're not alone. Below you'll find the best podcasts on navigating fertility treatments, such as IVF and IUI, as well as dealing with infertility, miscarriages, egg freezing, surrogacy, genetic testing, single parenting by choice, LGBTQ+ fertility, and more from those who've experienced it themselves and experts in the industry.
Top 15 Fertility Podcasts To Listen to in 2023
1. The Fertility Podcast
Hosted by Natalie Silverman & Kate Davies
If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straightforward, The Fertility Podcast is for you. From how to optimize your fertility to getting pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join Natalie Silverman, a former fertility patient, and her co-host Kate Davies, an independent fertility nurse consultant, plus chats with experts and people just like you. They’re here to hold your hand, on your route to parenthood including how it impacts you at work.
2. Big Fat Negative: TTC, Fertility, Infertility, and IVF
Hosted by Emma Forsyth Haslett & Gabriella Griffith
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.
3. If These Ovaries Could Talk
Hosted by Jaimie Kelton & E~ Bradshaw
The Queer Families Podcast is about making babies and non-traditional families. Queer parents Jaimie Kelton and E Bradshaw 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?
4. Infertile AF
Hosted by Alison Prato
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, judgment-free zone: the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.
5. The Fertility Warrior
Hosted by Robyn Birkin
The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road and stress of trying to conceive - whether that's through experiencing loss, navigating IVF, IUI, and infertility, or just not finding TTC as easy as they thought it would be. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin shares mindset hacks, real talk, and practical tips and interviews others on how they've navigated their rocky road to parenthood. Join Robyn, an award-winning podcaster and qualified Life Coach and Mind Body Practitioner (with fertility warrior street cred too) as she helps you step back into the driver's seat of your fertility journey and feel calmer, more confident, and more supported with every step.
6. Beat Infertility
Hosted by Heather Huhman
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.
7. Fertility Docs Uncensored
Hosted by Various
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 fact 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).
Hosted by Andrea Syrtash
There's no one way to be pregnant – just ask Andrea Syrtash. After nearly two dozen fertility treatments, a handful of surrogates, and almost a decade of trying to get and stay pregnant, Andrea is now a proud mother. Pregnantish is a place for those that had unconventional paths to parenthood to tell their stories. In each episode, you'll hear from fertility experts and real people on their own nontraditional journey to being a parent.
9. Gays With Kids the Podcast
Hosted by GWK
Gays With Kids is the world’s largest and only resource, website, and social network dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of gay, bi, and trans dads and dads-to-be. Join GWK staff along with special guests every week to discuss the news and stories that matter to the gay parenting community. Whether you’re just starting your journey to create your family or you’ve been navigating fatherhood for years, you’ll find invaluable content tailored to your needs and interest at GaysWithKids.com.
10. Fertility Friday Radio
Hosted by Lisa
Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, the founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy, and much more.
11. The Fertility Cafe Podcast
Hosted by Lisa
Who knew making a baby could be so hard?! Luckily, the fertility journey isn’t meant to be traveled alone. So grab a seat and let’s talk fertility and alternative family building with leading industry expert Eloise Drane here at Fertility Café!
Each week, join in-depth conversations that explore these methods from medical, legal, and financial standpoints. Learn how to empower yourselves when dealing with infertility and the unknowns of how to complete your family building. Gain an understanding of how to become a surrogate or an egg donor and what you need to consider when you make your decision.
12. This Is Infertility
Hosted by Progyny
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.
13. Infertility Feelings
Hosted by Jesse & Doug from Uniquely Knitted
Jesse and Doug have suffered from infertility without success for the past decade. Throughout their struggle with infertility, they have been overwhelmed with a tidal wave of uncontrollable feelings. In 2019 they founded Uniquely Knitted, a nonprofit 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 firsthand from those who have gone through infertility. Helping everyone struggling, and those who care for someone struggling to know what it FEELS like to go through infertility.
14. Sisters in Loss Podcast: Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, & Infertility Stories
Hosted by Erica M. McAfee
Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith-filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, or stillbirth, are trying to conceive, or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, and hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica M. McAfee weekly as she interviews Sisters in Loss who have healed from such a painful and traumatic experience by sharing their testimonies to inspire and help others to turn their pain into their purpose.
15. Dear Infertility
Hosted by (Fertility) Rescripted
Dear (In)Fertility is the first-ever podcast that doubles as an advice column for fertility, infertility, and pregnancy loss. From coping with pregnancy announcements to what to expect during IVF, join Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon as she, along with various fertility experts, answers real questions from real people related to the physical and emotional toll of trying to conceive. To learn more about how Rescripted can help you feel more empowered and less alone on your fertility journey, visit Rescripted.com.
Top Fertility Podcasts Worth Listening to Again
1. Fab Fertility
Hosted by Blair Nelson
Infertility is a topic too often ignored. The mission of this podcast is to bring inspiration, facts, tips, education, support, and most importantly a VOICE to all things fertility so that those listening feel empowered and proud to take control of their journey. Just because fertility is hard, doesn't mean it can't be fabulous.
2. The Infertile Mafia: Real Talk About Infertility, IVF, and Trying to Conceive
Hosted by Sarah & Kaela
Being infertile sucks. Co-hosts Sarah and Kaela are your friends who get it. This is a podcast by real women sharing truths about the hardships and hilarity of infertility, IVF, and trying to conceive.
3. Eggology Club
Hosted by Valerie Landis
This podcast is redefining the modern-day journey to parenthood. Meet your host and fertility-focused advocate Valerie Landis as we change the conversation with unfiltered real-life stories. Consider them your new BFFs helping navigate this family planning, reproductive health, and future fertility journey too.
4. What the IVF?
Hosted by Fee & Hayley
Follow Fee and Hayley on their fertility journey, from how they first met, fell in love, and decided to start a family, the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
5. Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure: An IVF Journey
Hosted by Matt Mira & Doree Shafrir
Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir spent two and a half years, a lot of money, and nearly 100 episodes of this podcast trying to get pregnant through IVF. Now that they're actually pregnant, everything that you loved about hearing the highs, the lows, and the occasionally hilarious aspects of a married couple experiencing infertility in real-time, just now with a fetus. It's the pregnancy podcast you didn't know you needed.
6. Fertility: Let's Be Honest
Hosted by Calisse Cryer
Fertility issues are complicated. I want to create an educational, supportive service for listeners who are struggling with fertility, curious about fertility, or just in the fertility field and want to know more. I'm Calisse, a fertility nurse, and I'll be hosting alongside expert and experienced guests with knowledge and stories to share about all things fertility.
7. Let's Talk Fertility with Izzy Judd
Hosted by Izzy Judd
Having gone through years of trying to conceive, and following a devastating miscarriage, when Izzy & Harry's second round of IVF was successful, Izzy felt strongly that the couple should be open about what they had been through. 'I know all too well the emotions and challenges you experience when going through fertility issues and how lonely it can feel. She feels passionate about keeping the conversations going about Fertility and my podcast ‘Let’s Talk Fertility’ aims to do just that.'
Izzy has written about her own experiences in Best Selling book Dare To Dream and remains fascinated by the subject of fertility. By exploring other people’s paths to parenthood and talking to holistic and medical experts, Izzy hopes her podcast will give listeners a fully informed and emotionally supportive space, as well as an introduction to a community whose support she has found to be invaluable.
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