Hi everyone! So here is that exciting news I promised you…
Bitter Infertiles was born from the simple fact that despite the thousands of podcasts out there dedicated to every topic under the sun, there didn’t seem to be one just for people struggling with infertility in one form or another. I don’t know if you’re a big podcast listener but I love them (my regulars are Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, This American Life, Radiolab, The Moth and Books on the Nightstand). So I knew just what Mo was talking about when she pointed out the lack of an infertility podcast.
So what did Mo do? She made one. She took four different women, each struggling with a different aspect of infertility: repeat pregnancy loss (aka RPL, that’s Mo); in vitro fertilization (aka IVF, that’s me); adoption (that’s Cristy), and parenting after IF (that’s Jess), and put them together in one podcast to talk IF.
We’re going to talk about everything under the sun related to infertility. In the first episode, we cover pee sticks (and why Mo thinks she has magic pee, and why that’s awesome), how we all began our infertility journeys (aka realizing that something wasn’t quite right and deciding to see and RE), and we feature a podcast version of Jess’ famous “Faces of ALI” series (talking with Kristin from Dragondreamer’s Lair). My favorite part of her interview is where she mentions the “pain Olympics,” where when we start comparing people’s pain? No one wins.
The podcast is filled with a lot of laughter, support, and only a touch of sarcasm. 😉 Mostly it’s full of a lot of what I consider “real” talk about what it’s really like to be infertile. I personally feel that there aren’t a lot of honest portrayals of infertility out there in the mainstream media, and it’s really important that there are. Because infertility touches one out of every eight couples. And when there are misconceptions about it, we all suffer for that in our thoughts and in our interactions with family, friends, and just the world at large. This shit is hard, you know? (Of course you know.) So let’s talk about it.
Okay, have I sold you? You can listen to our very first episode by clicking HERE. We’re still waiting for our iTunes approval but for now you can click on that link and listen from there. We also have a blog dedicated specifically to the podcast which can be found here. On the blog, you can read more about the four of us, find resources (coming soon!), and get updated every time there’s a new episode. We’re shooting for one episode a week, so prepare thyself. And be sure to subscribe.
Enjoy! Be sure to come on back and let me know what you think!