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 35: Infertility Uncovered in Front of Cameras: Jamie Stelter

National Infertility Awareness Week falls on 4/21 – 4/27 and this year’s theme from RESOLVE is #InfertilityUncovered. For this week, we’re doing a four-part series on what it’s like to truly uncover the world of infertility. The first episode is with Jamie Stelter, the morning transit and traffic reporter for NY1 and a co-host with Pat Kiernan on Morning’s on 1. She’s been smiling on TV for so long that many who watch her feel like they know her, but of course, we don’t really know what’s going on in people’s lives… not until they tell us. In today’s episode Jamie shares her infertility journey, what she’s learned, and uncovers why she has decided to become a vocal infertility advocate spreading her message on social media and on-air. Today’s host is Julie Hunt, Manager of Business Development at Progyny.

Guests include: Jamie Stelter from NY 1

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page.

To ask your HR/benefits team for a fertility benefit, visit Talk to HR to start the conversation.

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

Host

Julie Hunt, Manager of Business Development at Progyny. Julie has been working in the fertility industry for the last six years. She started her career as a Patient Care Advocate (PCA), a fertility specialist that helps a patient navigate through their fertility journey. Through her experience, Julie was able to expand her role within Progyny and transition into Business Development as a Manager. Today, she leverages her PCA experience and passion for helping individuals achieve their dreams of having a family by helping employers understand infertility and comprehensively cover fertility treatment as part of their healthcare benefit. Julie was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in March of 2018. As a proud sister of a gay brother, she passionately supports and empowers the LGBTQ+ community and is an avid advocate for inclusivity and equality.

Guests

Jamie Stelter, NY1 Traffic Anchor and Mornings On 1 co-host. What is there to say about Jamie Stelter that hasn’t already been said? The NY1 Traffic Anchor and Mornings On 1 co-host has been a mainstay on the network since 2010, bringing viewers the latest from the trains, tunnels, and all modes of transportation around the city. She’s been dubbed the “Trans-It Girl” by the New York Post and “New York’s Wake Up Call” by Variety.

Jamie is from Philadelphia, but this Eagles fan is as New York as they come. She hops the subway home to her apartment near Columbus Circle every day after work and loves instagramming all the quirks of New York City life.

Jamie’s husband Brian is the anchor of “Reliable Sources” and Chief Media Correspondent at CNN. The two have been open about their fertility struggles — including the miscarriages and IVF they went through to have their daughter, Sunny, and their second child, due this August.