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 33: Endometriosis & Education: Nancy’s Nook

Being diagnosed with endometriosis is just the first step and now you’re left with more questions than answers. So what do you do? You start searching on the internet and you’re flooded with information. How could you possibly sort through it all? Well, there’s a special Facebook group called Nancy’s Nook that offers education around endometriosis to its 57,000 members. It’s such a trusted and authoritative group that even doctors refer patients to it. In the fourth and final episode of our special endometriosis series we hear from Donna Laux, one of the key administrators for the group, on how Nancy’s Nook was created and how it’s helped thousands of women. Today’s host is Taylor Burbach, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny.

Guests include: Donna Laux, from Nancy’s Nook

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Nancy’s Nook.

Host

Taylor Burbach, Patient Care Supervisor, Progyny.

As a patient care supervisor, she helps oversee a team of dedicated patient care advocates. She is also recognized as a reproductive health advocate in her community as a Clue Ambassador. Prior to joining Progyny she organized two Darwin Day Colloquiums in 2014 and 2015 and helped organize the inaugural meeting of the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society. She recently discovered Krav Maga, which she practices in her free time.

Guests

Donna Laux, Admin for Nancy’s Nook. Donna

has a long history of working for endometriosis causes, which led to her position as the founding Program Director of the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta. Currently semi-retired, she is an Admin for Nancy’s Nook, the premier Facebook group about endometriosis.

She has written and spoken millions of words over her career in support of women’s health. She’s written blog posts, research papers, newsletters, educational materials, speeches and thank you notes. She has spoken in large auditoriums and in church basements. Her message has always been one of empowerment and education: when we know, we can act. She earned her BA at Ripon College and her MA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in English.

She lives in San Antonio with her husband Gill and their rescue dog Karski.