In today’s episode, we hear from Samantha Busch, lifestyle blogger, entrepreneur, and wife of NASCAR champion Kyle Busch. While they were trying to conceive, Samantha discovered she had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and after visiting a fertility clinic, they learned male factor infertility also contributed to their infertility.
Despite the low odds the couple faced, Samantha was able to get pregnant with her son Brexton through IVF. During her pregnancy, Kyle was badly injured during one of his races, which put an additional strain on the couple and their marriage. They were able to stay strong in the face of adversity, but things got even tougher when Samantha and her husband decided to try for a second child, which resulted in Samantha experiencing a devastating pregnancy loss.
Along her fertility journey, Samantha was disheartened to learn how costly the IVF process is, and how this creates a significant financial barrier for individuals and couples trying to create a family. This inspired her to co-found the Samantha & Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, an organization that provides grants to people who are struggling to afford fertility treatment in the Charlotte area.
Today, we’ll learn how Samantha got to where she is now, what she’s learned along the way, and how she’s transforming her own pain into something more like joy – bundles of it!
Guest: Samantha Busch, Co-founder of Bundle of Joy Fund
Host: Lissa Kline, VP of Member and Provider Services at Progyny
For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund.
You can read more about Samantha’s journey with IVF and PCOS on her personal blog here.
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