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 42: Baby Bailey Mama Drama

June is Pride Month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. And while there is still a lot of work to be done to bring true equity to the LGBTQ+ community, today’s story is a demonstration of how far we’ve come over the past 50 years.  We’ll hear from Katie and Christina Bailey who utilized reciprocal IVF to welcome their baby girl into the world. And a year later, they did it again. Today’s host is Lissa Kline, VP of Member and Provider Services at Progyny.

Guests include: Katie and Christina Bailey

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and @BabyBaileyMamaDrama.

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

Katie and Christina Bailey. Together they have two daughters, Kennedy (3 years old) and Charlotte (a year old). To sum up their life so far: They fell in love, got married, and we they have two children via Reciprocal IVF. The path to having our kids is a whole other story. Their family is still growing but for now, they’re enjoying their time as a family of four. They love to travel and show their kids as much of the world as possible. You can follow their journey on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/babybaileymamadrama/ and YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/babybaileymamadrama