The Fertility Cafe Podcast
Ep 80 | First Hand Stories from an Intended Mother
What is it really like for intended parents? What is the experience like? How does one cope with watching another woman carry her child? How can couples come together to share this experience and make it a positive one throughout? We’ll talk to one Intended Mother about her take on these questions and more.
Ep 79 | Infertility Increase and Media Negative Reputation
In this episode, we talked about the shocking increase in infertility and what men and women need to know if they want to have a family.
Ep 78 | First-Hand Stories from a Gestational Surrogate
What is it really like for surrogates? What are their motivations for being gestational carriers? What is their experience like? How do they feel about being close – or not – with their IPs? What is the most important thing that they really need from agencies and IPs? In this episode, we’ll talk to Heathyr Suhr about her take on these questions.
Ep 77 | The Nitty Gritty of Compensation in Third-Party Reproduction
In this episode, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty, perhaps uncomfortable side of egg donation and surrogacy compensation. We’ll cover changes to tax law, appeals, and how compensation affects the already delicate relationship.
Ep 76 | Embryo Donation: What Are We Doing with All the Leftover Frozen Embryos?
In this episode we answer this question along with others like, do they have a ticking clock on them in terms of viability? How does the fertility industry handle these delicate scenarios? And are there other avenues that ought to be explored – but haven’t as of yet?
Ep 75 | When IPs Don’t Want a Relationship
Here’s what donors and surrogates need to understand about this unique family dynamic and how they can best prepare themselves for the complex relationship ahead.
Ep 74 | Medical Records & Privacy
In this episode, we discuss medical history and privacy of donors and surrogates during the donation or surrogacy processes.
Ep 73 | Baby Bonding During & After Surrogacy
In this episode, we looked at how surrogacy affects an IM’s ability to bond with her baby as well as things the IM and surrogate can do – either together or separately – to help the IM feel more like a mother to the baby the surrogate is carrying.
Ep 72 | Egg Donor Advocacy Groups
In this episode, we talked to Liz Scheier, a member of the leadership team at the We Are Egg Donors advocacy group on issues she has seen be most prevalent in the egg donor community and how she hopes the fertility industry will evolve.
Ep 71 | International Surrogacy
In this episode, we talked about all the reasons why international surrogacy can get IPs into trouble and the few benefits that don’t make the hassle worth it.