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 12: #SaytheFword in Action: Finding Hope by Speaking Out

So many people just don’t know what to say when they find out that someone in their life is struggling with fertility. Today we hear from Jess Moran, who just started her fertility treatment journey. She has found speaking about her experience has not only helped her through this emotional and frustrating time, but it has also been her most valued resource.  Jess’s story includes Tinder, unexplained infertility, intrauterine insemination, her good friend Johanna, and what really happens when people stop worrying about awkwardness and stigma and start saying the F word. Today’s host is Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny.

Guest include: Jess Moran and Johanna Lucas

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and RESOLVE and Say the F Word.

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Have a question, comment, or want to share your story? Email us at thisisinfertility@progyny.com

Host

Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny. Selena is a young healthcare professional, currently working in the greater New York City area as a Patient Care Advocate at Progyny. Selena is a graduate of Delaware State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at Wilmington University. She has a passion for patient care and has over seven years of healthcare experience to include a children’s hospital to genetic testing facilities. Selena believes that “patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” As a New Jersey native, Selena enjoys all things “Jersey Shore”. She loves to travel, go to concerts, and spend time with her family.

Guests

Jessica Moran, marketing manager and health & fitness coach. She who lives in Delaware with her husband, Bill, and their dog, Cooper. After being diagnosed with unexplained infertility in June 2018, Jess and Bill started treatment with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Two failed cycles later, they are still thinking through their next options and continuing to hope for their miracle baby.

Johanna Lucas, marketing manager at Progyny. Her focus is specifically on member and provider engagement. Prior to Progyny, Johanna has spent her career contributing to a variety of organizations including a legal services firm, a life insurance company and an educational non-profit. In addition to her career in marketing, Johanna has a passion for a healthy lifestyle and works part time as a health & fitness coach and a barre instructor in New York City.