Top 17 Fertility Favorite Podcasts

As many of us know from experience, people don’t openly talk about infertility enough. It takes independent research and sifting through the internet to find basic answers to health questions that may or may not be the same as your experience. And throughout the innumerable doctor’s appointments and negative pregnancy tests, infertility can be a very isolating journey, not helped by societal expectations to have children. This is why Progyny started its podcast, This Is Infertility. We wanted to create a space for people to learn about the different phases of infertility and discuss various paths to having a child. Talking through difficult situations and listening to other people’s stories can be a really great way to find solutions and relieve some of your own stress to know that there is hope for any situation.

While we take immense pride in our work for shedding light on some tough topics, we wanted to celebrate some of the wonderful fertility podcasts out there who are making an impact alongside us. These discussions are continuing to open the dialogue, create a community, and build an inclusive environment for the toughest people we know, the infertility community.

Here are our 17 fertility favorite podcasts (in no particular order):

  1. Infertile AF
    • Host: Alison (Ali) Prato – Journalist and Creator, co-founder of Fertility Rally
    • About: “In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two Ali Prato, who went through 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, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm donors, adoption, infertility depression, secondary infertility, surrogacy, endometriosis, IUIs, acupuncture, nutrition, relationship drama, embryonic genetic testing, money issues, that crazy jealousy you feel when you see someone else with a baby bump, and so much more. We’ll cover the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.”
    • Ali is also co-founder of Fertility Rally (alongside Blair Nelson, see #2), a membership program that provides access to a supportive community, special events, fertility resources, and more.
    • Follow Infertile AF on Instagram and Fertility Rally on Instagram
    • Ali joined us for Episode 85 of This Is Infertility, give it a listen!
  1. Fab Fertility
    • Host: Blair Nelson, co-founder of Fertility Rally
    • About: “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.”
    • Follow Fab Fertility on Instagram and Fertility Rally on Instagram
  1. If These Ovaries Could Talk
    • Hosts: Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton – Webby Award Honorees, Winner of PCA Podcast Awards Best LGBTQ Podcast
    • About: “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 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?”
    • Follow Ovaries Talk on Instagram
  1. Sisters In Loss
    • Host: Erica McAfee – Infant and Maternal Health Educator
    • About: “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, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, 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.’”
    • Follow Sisters in Loss on Instagram
    • Tune into Episode 53 of This Is Infertility to hear Erica’s story
  1. The Fertility Podcast
    • Host: Natalie Silverman – Radio Presenter, Voice Actor, Freedom Fertility Specialist, Co-Founder of Fertility Matters at Work
    • About: “I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. I launched the Fertility Podcast in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption, hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntarily childless. Whatever your situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility experts at clinics all over the world, well-being coaches and nutritionists and companies helping to fund your treatment as well as support networks such as Fertility Network UK and Fertility. It’s all here – just delve in”
    • Follow Fertility Podcast on Instagram
  1. The Infertile Mafia
    • Hosts: Sarah Bruna & Kaela McDougall – YouTubers and friends who met on the internet
    • About: “The Infertile Mafia is a podcast by real women sharing truths about the hardships and hilarity of IVF and infertility. Sarah and Kaela want to create a unique space where those who are suffering with infertility can laugh! They know, from their own experiences, that finding the humor in life’s darkest moments is an especially powerful way to cope. In addition, they have always wanted to help EDUCATE those who may not understand the world of infertility, do their part to ELIMINATE the stigma of infertility by talking openly and candidly about collective experiences, and EMPOWER men and women to be bold in their path through infertility – in all its unique forms.”
    • Follow The Infertile Mafia on Instagram
  1. Big Fat Negative
    • Hosts: Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith – Journalists
    • About: “Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC – aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by [UK] 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.”
    • Follow Big Fat Negative on Instagram
  1. The Fertility Warriors
    • Host: Robyn Birkin – Fertility Warrior and life coach
    • About: “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 Fertility Warrior Intensive, a 12 Week Mind Body Fertility Program.
    • Follow Robyn on Instagram
  1. Creating A Family
    • Host: Dawn Davenport – Executive Director of the nonprofit Creating A Family
    • About: “Creating a Family is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit. We interview leading experts on infertility, adoption, and foster care each week to bring you unbiased accurate information. In adoption, we cover how to adopt a baby, open adoption, foster care adoption, international adoption, attachment parenting, transracial adoption, special need adoptions and more. In infertility, we cover the latest advances in in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, infertility medications, emotional issues, egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, how to choose a fertility clinic and more. In foster care, we cover how to become a foster parent, parenting children who have experienced trauma, foster subsidies, and more.”
    • Follow Creating a Family on Instagram
    • Dawn joined us for Episode 58 of This Is Infertility, check it out!
  1. Eggology Club
    • Host: Valerie Landis, MBA – Women’s Health professional, Entrepreneur, founder of com
    • About: “Welcome to the club…the Eggology Club! 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 us your new BFFs helping navigate this family planning, reproductive health, and future fertility journey too.”
    • Follow Eggology Club on Instagram
  1. What the IVF
    • Hosts: Fiona Falkiner – reality TV contestant, makeup artist/ model and Hayley Willis – sports journalist
    • About: “Follow Fee and Hayley on their fertility journey, from how they first met, fell in love, decided to start a family, the highs, the lows and everything in between.
    • Follow What the IVF on Instagram
  1. Matt and Doree’s Eggcelent Adventure
    • Hosts: Matt Mira – Podcast Professional and TV Writer for ABC’s The Goldbergs and Doree Shafrir – Senior Writer at Buzzfeed News and author of Startup
    • About: “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, welcome to Season 2 — 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.”
    • Listen to Episode 11 and Episode 69 of This Is Infertility to hear more from Matt and Doree
  1. Beat Infertility
    • Host: Heather Huhman – Infertility Coach
    • About: “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.”
    • Follow Beat Fertility on Instagram
    • Hear more from Heather in Episode 23 of This Is Infertility.
  1. Fertility Docs Uncensored
    • 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
    • About: “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)”
    • Follow Texas Fertility Center on Instagram
  1. Pregnantish
    • Host: Andrea Syrtash – Relationship and Sexual Health Expert
    • About: “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. Each episode, we’ll hear from fertility experts and real people on their own nontraditional journey to being a parent.”
    • Follow Pregnantish on Instagram
    • Catch Andrea on Episode 10 and Episode 70 of This Is Infertility
  1. Let’s Talk Fertility
    • Host: Izzy Judd – UK violinist, author of Dare to Dream and Mindfulness for Mums
    • About: “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. 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 an introduction to a community whose support she has found to be invaluable.”
  1. Fertility Friday Radio
    • Host: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack – Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner
    • About: “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, 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.”
    • Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram

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