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 36: Infertility Uncovered When Limited Benefits Fall Short: Wajmah Yaqubi

This is the second episode in our four-part series for National Infertility Awareness Week on #InfertilityUncovered. If a fertility benefit is offered, but there are no providers who accept it, is it really a benefit at all? In this episode we from Wajmah Yaqubi who found herself asking that very question when she researched her employer’s fertility benefit. Wajmah is still trying to conceive, and she’s doing it with very little coverage for her fertility treatments that she needs. Today’s host is Brandi Guthrie, Provider Account Manager at Progyny.

Guests include: Wajmah Yaqubi

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.

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Brandi Guthrie, Provider Account Manager at Progyny.

Brandi manages the East Coast of Progyny’s Provider Network, where she recruits new fertility clinics to be a part of Progyny’s exclusive provider network. She takes pride in establishing and fostering positive relationships with Progyny’s in-network clinics. Brandi’s concentration in the healthcare industry began prior to joining Progyny four years ago and has developed into a true passion for helping support all individuals achieve their dreams of parenthood.


Wajmah Yaqubi is an Emmy-nominated Photo Director.

She has worked at notable companies such as Getty Images, US News & World Report, AOL, and ABC News. Wajmah joined Buzzfeed in May of 2015 to establish and direct global photo operations. She recently moved into a new role as the company’s Director of Rights & Clearances.