For people who struggle with fertility issues, it can feel like you’re on a lonely journey at times. It can be hard to find others who relate to your situation as you are trying to conceive. As you scroll your newsfeed past loads of bump pics and smiling babies, it can feel like you’re the only one who struggles with fertility issues.
We understand, and we’d like to suggest turning to fertility podcasts for advice, support, and up-to-date information about all things fertility. If you feel like you’ve read all the fertility blogs you can handle, and you’re looking for content you can consume on the go, pop in some earbuds and hit play! We’ve gathered a list of our favorite fertility podcasts (in no particular order). Happy listening!
About the Host: Eloise Drane is the founder of boutique surrogacy and egg donation agency Family Inceptions. As a six-time egg donor and three-time surrogate, Eloise is passionate about helping others achieve their dream of becoming a parent.
Number of Episodes: 40+
Description: “Who ever thought making a baby could be so hard? Luckily, the fertility journey isn’t meant to be traveled alone. So grab a seat and let’s talk fertility and alternative family building with leading industry expert, Eloise Drane. FERTILITY CAFÉ is a weekly podcast focusing on all aspects of the fertility journey – from finding the right clinic and best reproductive endocrinologists, to navigating the egg and embryo donation process, to the ins-and-out of surrogacy including medical, legal, and financial aspects. Whether you’re an intended parent, a woman considering egg donation, thinking of becoming a surrogate yourself, or a friend or family member of someone dealing with infertility, this podcast will give you the insider information you’ve been seeking.”
Recent Topics Include: the Medical Side of 3rd Party Reproduction , Black Women & Fertility, and What I Wish I Knew as a Surrogate.
What Listeners Are Saying: “Straight information and great perspective from all angles. Excellent podcast for everyone in the fertility world. Well done Eloise!”
About the Host(s): Hosted by the team at Progyny, the smarter fertility benefits company.
Number of Episodes: 110+
Description: “This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to give those struggling a platform to be heard, a community connection, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the 1 in 8 who, for many reasons, struggle with infertility.”
Recent Topics: LGTBQ+: The Importance of Decision Making and Fertility Coverage, Egg Freezing: The Fertility Window as a Working Woman, and “Just Relax” and Other Harmful Advice.
What Listeners Are Saying: “This is incredibly enlightening to hear the struggles so many experience.”
About the Host: Lisa is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator, a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and founder of FertilityFriday.com.
Number of Episodes: 299+
Description: “ Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.”
Recent Topics: The Truth About IVF, Hormonal Contraceptives and Gallbladder Problems, and Why Your Doctor Isn’t Helping You With Your Period Problems.
What Listeners Are Saying: “ Currently starting from the beginning and binging all the way through – I wish I found this podcast years ago!! I feel like I’m learning so much and there hasn’t been an episode I don’t like. I like the mix of one-on-one client sessions and then interviews with experts. I think every woman should listen to this podcast to learn more about their cycles and fertility.”
About the Hosts: Natalie Silverman, parent via IVF and qualified Fertility Formula Specialist, and Kate Davies, an independent fertility nurse consultant.
Number of Episodes: 400+
Description: “If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone.”
Recent Topics: Is IUI Worth It?, The Impact of Covid on Your Treatment, and Infertility Knows No Colour.
What Listeners Are Saying: “This is so needed. Thanks for bringing to light something people don’t want to spend much time talking about. But the talk is sooo helpful. Great guests.”
About the Host: Heather Huhman is an infertility survivor and current infertility coach for others who are trying to conceive.
Number of Episodes: 590+
Description: “Beat Infertility is a weekly podcast where we get real about infertility, empower you to take back control, and provide you hope for the future. Each episode features two main interviews: someone who’s overcome infertility and had a baby or is currently pregnant and someone who’s still on their infertility journey. We cover the whole range of infertility diagnoses, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve / premature ovarian failure, luteal phase defects, male factor infertility, multiple/recurrent miscarriages, ovulatory disorders, secondary infertility, unexplained infertility, and more. Whether you haven’t yet made your first appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) or you’re an IUI or IVF veteran, this podcast will deliver hope directly to your ear.”
Recent Topics: Luteal Phase Defects, Your Childhood’s Impact on Your Infertility Journey, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.
What Listeners Are Saying: “Love this podcast. I really found this helpful. Thank you for sharing so many tips and suggestions. This show is really informative and a must listen. Keep it up.”
About the Host: Dr. Mark P. Trolice, M.D., a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist.
Number of Episodes: 25
Description: “ The Fertility Health Podcast Hosted is a bi-weekly podcast to inform and educate those facing fertility challenges. Dr. Trolice provides subscribers with unbiased, first-hand advice and potential treatment news, tips and strategies they can use on their fertility journey. In each episode, Dr. Trolice, one of the southeastern United States foremost fertility experts, answers the questions he hears most and shares inspiring stories about couples that have successfully navigated the ever-changing landscape of fertility treatment. Every episode Dr. Trolice welcomes an industry thought leader as a guest to share their story of treating infertility in the digital age while reviewing and discussing the most recent infertility topics, trends and technology.”
Recent Topics: The Impact of Environmental Toxins, How to Optimize Cervical Health and Maximize Your Fertility, How COVID-19 is Affecting Mental Health of Fertility
About the Hosts: Hosted by some of the country’s top fertility doctors, including Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson from The Texas Fertility Center.
Number of Episodes: 74+
Description: “ We all know it’s wrong, but when you see one big fat negative after another, it’s tempting to turn to Dr. Google for answers. But don’t you hit that search button. You have another option: Fertility Docs Uncensored. The nation’s leading fertility doctors have joined forces to separate fertility fact from fiction. It’s the only place you can hear fertility docs from around the country diving into the nitty-gritty of infertility. From their personal experiences as infertility patients, to what you can really expect from IVF, these doctors are covering it all (and they aren’t holding back).”
Recent Topics: All About OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Two Dads and a Baby – Family-Building for Same-Sex Male Couples, and “I’m Not in the Mood” – Low Libido in the Childbearing Years.
What Listeners Are Saying: “I found this podcast last week and have been listening non-stop! The episodes are easy to listen to and so educational! I’m a healthcare professional but do not know much about fertility. I’m really enjoying learning about my body and what it is capable of!”
About the Hosts: Robin Hopkins and Jaimie Kelton are actors, writers, podcasters, among other accomplishments. Jaimie’s voice is featured in the cartoon hit The Octonauts & Amazon’s Bug Diaries. Robin is an executive producer of Amy Schumer’s podcast “Amy Schumer Presents.” Robin & Jaimie are lesbians who share about all things nontraditional family building.
Number of Episodes: 130+
Description: “Two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie and Robin humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we’re just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven’t put their shoes on and we’re 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what’s it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?”
Recent Topics: From OkCupid to IVF, Asexual Doesn’t Mean Aromantic, and Heartache & Hope.
What Listeners Are Saying: “Robin and Jaimie, two wonderful individuals in their own right, bring forth a wonderful show filled with laughter and love. Each episode is an exploration into personal stories that help shed a positive, meaningful and informational light on the LGBTQ community. Keep the conversations and laughter coming!”
About the Host: Ali Prato is a Brooklyn-based journalist, mom of two, and co-founder of Fertility Rally. She experienced IVF herself and now speaks with others about infertility struggles.
Number of Episodes: 120+
Description: “In this unfiltered podcast about infertility, Ali Prato talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby. Each episode tells a different story, getting real about miscarriages, egg freezing, sperm donors, adoption, infertility depression, secondary infertility, surrogacy, endometriosis, IUIs, acupuncture, nutrition, relationship drama, embryonic genetic testing, money issues, that crazy jealousy you feel when you see someone else with a baby bump, and so much more. We’ll cover the happy endings, the soul-crushingly sad ones, and the ones still in limbo.”
What Listeners Are Saying: “As a therapist who works with folks struggling with infertility I’m so thankful to have learned about this podcast! Hearing other people’s stories is so healing and Ali has done an amazing job creating a safe space for others to share their experiences with sincerity and humor. Highly recommend !!”
About the Host: Erica M. McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, a maternal child health education company “where Black women replace silence with storytelling around pregnancy, infant loss and infertility.”
Number of Episodes: 210+
Description: “Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica M. McAfee weekly as she interviews Sisters in Loss who have healed from such a painful and traumatic experience by sharing their testimonies to inspire and help others to turn their pain into their purpose.”
Recent Topics: Preeclampsia and Miscarriage – Helping Melinated Moms, Miscarrying on Vacation, and When the Heartbeat Stops
What Listeners Are Saying: “What I love most about this podcast is that the women sharing are real and honest with their journey’s their faith and how they healed on their grief and loss journey. This is the best podcast for black women and I recommend it to everyone who has experienced a miscarriage or infertility.”
Powering Through Your Fertility Journey
Having a baby isn’t always easy. It helps to hear the stories of others who have walked the same path as you. We hope you’ve found some new fertility podcasts to help you navigate your fertility journey. Don’t forget to check out our podcast, The Fertility Cafe with Eloise Drane.