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 48: Solo Path to Motherhood, the Panic & Joy: Emma Brockes

The hardest thing about having a baby alone is making the decision to do it.” This is a quote from the memoir, “Panic & Joy: My Solo Path to Motherhood”. In this episode, we hear from the author, a British journalist, and New York-transplant, Emma Brockes. At 37 years old, Emma found herself in the early stages of a relationship with a woman called “L” who was already in the process of her own path to single motherhood, and Emma had to choose exactly how she planned to become a mother. Today’s host is Amanda Sanchez, part of the Provider Relations team at Progyny 


Amanda Sanchez, Provider Relations and Billing Specialist at Progyny

She has 11 years of healthcare experience ranging from family medicine, OBGYN to mental health. She has found a love for fertility here at Progyny. Being a mother of two she is excited to be able to play a role in helping others start their own families.


Emma Brockes, Author

Emma Brockes is the author of What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Saved My Life, and She Left Me The Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me, both serialized on the BBC. She writes for The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine and has contributed to The New York Times, the Economist and the New Yorker. She lives in New York City.