This is Infertility

There is nothing more fundamental to life than the urge to continue it. But while it may be the most natural thing in the world, childbirth is far from the easiest and no two fertility journeys are the same. For that reason, we are breaking from the typical podcast form. Each episode is hosted by a different voice who brings their own unique point of view to the complex and ever-changing world of infertility. Our hosts are licensed clinical social workers, patient care advocates, clinical psychiatrists, reproductive endocrinologists, real fertility patients, and others who are, in one way or another, experts in the world of fertility. We fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through this journey.

Episode 11: Matt Mira & Doree Shafrir’s Bogus Fertility Journey

It’s often crucial for people going through fertility treatments to have an outlet for their emotions. Today’s guests, Matt Mira, and Doree Shafrir have created their own outlet: their hit podcast Matt and Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure. Matt is a television writer (ABC’s The Goldbergs) and veteran podcaster, and Doree is an author (Startup), and together they share their story of male factor infertility, unexpected hurdles, and what it’s like to podcast their way through all of it. Today’s host is LaTisha Maxwell, Patient Care Advocate at Progyny.

Guests include: Matt Mira, Doree Shafrir, and Dr. Natan Bar-Chama of RMA of NY.

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Matt and Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure

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Host

LaTisha Maxwell, Patient Care Advocate at Progyny – LaTisha has been working in the healthcare field for about 10 years. She worked at institutions that focused on women’s health. Her last position was as a Medical Assistant and Case Manager at Sher Fertility Institute before her transition to Patient Care Advocate at Progyny. She plans to obtain her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and hopes to have a more integral part in everyone’s fertility journey.

Guests

Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir – hosts of Matt & Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure.

Matt has been doing podcasts almost since podcasts existed – he’s a co-host on Nerdist, James Bonding, FEAB, and Talk Salad & Scrambled Eggs, and has been a guest on more podcasts than he cares to remember. He currently works as a writer on ABC’s The Goldbergs.

Doree Shafrir is the author of the novel Startup. She is also the co-host of the podcasts Forever35, a podcast about self-care. Doree worked at BuzzFeed News for six years in a number of editorial positions, including Executive Editor, Senior Culture Writer, and Senior Tech Writer.

Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, Director of the Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of New York, is a board-certified Urologist and Male Infertility Specialist. Following his urology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he was awarded the New York Academy of Medicine F.C. Valentine Fellowship and sub-specialized in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. For the last 20 years, Dr. Bar-Chama has been the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and is on faculty in both the Departments of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Music from this episode:

Artist: Kai Engel
Track: Brand New World
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Sustains/Kai_Engel_-_Sustains_-_01_Brand_New_World

Track: Holiday Gift
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Sustains/Kai_Engel_-_Sustains_-_03_Holiday_Gift

Artist: Jason Shaw
Track: Sailors Lament
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/SAILORS_LAMENT____________3-08

Artist: Gilman Mom
Track: Leona Heights
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Gilman_Mom/Revisionist_History/Gilman_Mom_-_Revisionist_History_-_05_Leona_Heights

Artist: Nctrnm
Track: Blonde
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nctrnm/Blonde_-_Single/NctrnmBlonde

Artist: ROZKOL
Track: Golden Sphere
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/ROZKOL/Roadside_Picnic/ROZKOL_-_Roadside_Picnic_-_14_Golden_Sphere

Artist: Steve Combs
Track: A vital piece of music for all your soundtrack needs
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Jaw/Steve_Combs_-_Jaw_-_01_A_Vital_Piece_of_Music_for_All_Your_Soundtrack_Needs

Artist: Jahzzar
Track: Curves
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/handmade/Curves

Track: Dew
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/handmade/Dew

Artist: Swelling
Track: Dawn II
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Swelling/Projector_Music_For_Visual_Media/Swelling_-_Projector-_Music_for_Visual_Media_-_07_Dawn_II

Artist: Breath Before the Plunge
Track: End of All Things
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Breath_Before_the_Plunge/Breath_Before_the_Plunge/Breath_Before_the_Plunge_-_Breath_Before_the_Plunge_-_03_End_of_All_Things