Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF
Pippa Vosper on pregnancy loss
Season 5, Ep. 5
Writer, presenter and brand consultant Pippa Vosper joins us to talk about the loss of her baby boy and the infertility journey that followed, and why she has chosen to write a book about it.Meanwhile, Gabby and Emma are being very boring about their book. Sorry about that - but don't let that put you off ordering it. It's available on Amazon and at all good book shops.Swears throughout.
Finally talking TFMR
Season 5, Ep. 4
Termination for medical reasons: it's such a difficult subject, Emma hasn't been able to bring herself to talk about it. Until now. We're joined by Hayley Manning, the co-host of Time to Talk TFMR, a podcast where women share their experiences of making an impossible choice. You can find Hayley's podcast on all good platforms.If you want to enter the book competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and the subject line "BFN Book Win". Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 18 January.Swears throughout this episode.
How it feels to discover you're donor conceived
Season 5, Ep. 3
The girls are joined this week by Lizzie, who discovered two years ago that she was conceived through a sperm donor. She talks about how that felt, how she's come to terms with it and what it means to go from only child to one of 11 half-siblings (and counting).Swears throughout.
Doing your own research, with Professor Joyce Harper
Season 5, Ep. 2
Professor Joyce Harper has spent 30 years on both sides of the IVF counter: as an embryologist, professor of women's health and one of Europe's leading voices on fertility treatment, and also as an IVF patient. She joins us to explain how to do your own research: how to read scientific papers, how to spot a dodgy study and how to get clued-up on your own treatment.Swears throughout.
Raquel Horn on late miscarriage
Season 5, Ep. 1
The girls are back with a new series - kicking off with entrepreneur, TV star and hip hop royalty Raquel 'Rocky' Horn, who talks us through her infertility 'jourrrrney' and why she has chosen to share it with the world, and explains what it's like when you're a stepmother who desperately wants her own baby.Swears throughout.
Bonus: Foxes TWW episode
We're back for a Fertility Week special, with an update from the Foxes: did they manage an embryo transfer? What was their TWW like? What was their result?TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes an audio diary of a two-week wait, including the results of a pregnancy test. As always, please look after your heart. Swears throughout.
Chasing Creation: Living with childlessness
Season 4, Ep. 18
Katy from Chasing Creation (chasingcreation.org) joins Gabby and Emma to talk about her decision to have a hysterectomy, its repercussions and how she is creating her unexpectedly childfree life. Meanwhile, Liz gives advice to someone struggling with the uncertainty of infertility.Sign up to BFN's newsletter at https://www.bigfatnegative.com/newsletter-the-waiting-room.See you in January!Swears throughout.
Maybehood: TTC, childless - or both?
Season 4, Ep. 17
This week we're discussing the state between TTC and childlessness - at what point do you cross over? Gabby and Emma are joined by Annabel from Maybehood (https://maybehood.com/) to discuss it. Meanwhile, Sophie has had her egg collection.Subscribe to our newsletter at bigfatnegative.com.Swears throughout.
Surrogacy after cancer
Season 4, Ep. 16
Kreena Dhiman's story has more twists and turns than Emma's wonky fallopian tubes: having survived cancer and heart failure, she embarked on a surrogacy journey, and - well, we won't give away the ending. She joins us to tell us her jourrrrney, and what happens when everything goes more right than could possibly imagine.Meanwhile, agony aunt Liz gives advice to someone who needs advice on how to keep going.Kreena's podcast is called The Intended Parent and it's available wherever you get your podcasts.Swears throughout.