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 37: Infertility Uncovered in the Workplace: Katherine Goldstein

This is the third episode in our four-part series for National Infertility Awareness Week on #InfertilityUncovered. Why, in 2019, are American workplaces still so bad at dealing with issues around infertility? That is the question that Katherine Goldstein, reporter and host of the podcast The Double Shift, asks in her article for Slate titled, “IVF & The Office.” Katherine has been researching and writing about issues relating to women and the workplace for years now, and when she turned her attention to infertility and the workplace she found herself with more questions than answers. In this episode Katherine uncovers what she’s learned while researching her article, the advice she has for women, and what workplaces can do to address these shortcomings. Today’s host is Cassandra Pratt, VP of People at Progyny.

Guests include: Katherine Goldstein, The Double Shift podcast

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and The Double Shift podcast.

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Cassandra Pratt, VP of People at Progyny.

Cassandra leads all the HR and talent efforts for Progyny. Previously she was the Director of Talent at SignPost and TravelClick. Cass is experienced in human resources, talent acquisition, learning and development, and employee experience for growth stage companies. She’s a member of SHRM.


Katherine Goldstein is the creator and host of The Double Shift podcast.

She is an is an award-winning journalist who is an expert on working mothers. She was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has a track record for conversation-setting work, such as the viral New York Times op- ed, “The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias in the Workplace.” Previously, she was the editor of, and a director of social media strategy at Slate. She lives in Durham, N.C., and is the mother to a three-year-old son.