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 34: Samantha Busch: Transforming Pain into Bundles of Joy

Samantha Busch is the wife of NASCAR champion Kyle Busch. After utilizing IVF to conceive their son, Brexton, Samantha recently experienced a pregnancy loss when trying IVF for a second child. Today, we’re going to learn how she got here, what she’s learned along the way, and how she’s transforming her own pain into something more like joy –  bundles of it! She co-founded Samantha & Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund which provides grants to those who are struggling to afford fertility treatment in the Charlotte area. Today’s host is Lissa Kline, VP of Member and Provider Services at Progyny.

Guests include: Samantha Busch, Bundle of Joy Fund

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund.

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

Host

Lissa Kline, LCSW, VP of Member & Provider Services at Progyny. She oversees the Patient Care Advocates and the Provider Relations Team. She worked at Columbia University Medical Center for several years in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Involved in Patient Services and the Donor Egg Program, she loved working with patients while they underwent fertility treatment. Lissa graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.

Guests

Samantha Busch, co-founder of the Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund. She is a wife, mother, IVF advocate, and boss babe. Through her lifestyle blog and social platforms, she discusses a variety of topics across food, fitness, beauty, as well as engages in an open dialogue on her IVF journey. From co-owning a race team to running Murph Boutique to advocating for infertility education and awareness through the Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, Samantha’s followers will always get an honest look into her life and it’s many facets as she strives to empower women.

Music from this episode:

Artist: Lee Rosevere
Track: In A Moment
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts_2/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_2_-_02_In_A_Moment

Track: Sad Marimba Planet
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_02_Sad_Marimba_Planet

Track: Everywhere
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts_5/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_For_Podcasts_5_-_06_Everywhere

Artist: Steve Combs
Track: Symphony No 1 III Failure
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Symphony_No_1/Steve_Combs_-_Symphony_No_1_-_03_Symphony_No_1-_III_Failure

Artist: Yan Terrien
Track: Escalator
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yan_Terrien/Music_For_Corridors/09_Escalator

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

Track Cold War Echo
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Sustains/Kai_Engel_-_Sustains_-_07_Cold_War_Echo

Track: Global Warming
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Sustains/Kai_Engel_-_Sustains_-_08_Global_Warming

Artist: Monplaisir
Track: Chicken
URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/American_Dreams_Soundtrack/Monplaisir_-_American_Dreams_Original_Soundtrack_-_08_Chicken

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