'Are you pregnant yet?' It's a question so many of us hear, all too often. Sometimes it's from well-meaning strangers and other times it's from loved ones - but anyone going through IVF knows that question stings!
So how do you decide who to tell? And how do you set up health boundaries and expectations? In this episode we speak to expert IVF Counsellor Melissa Stephens about how to navigate these questions.
We also speak to our special guests Marcela and Rowan, who after 8 months of doing everything by the book decided it was time to seek fertility help. Through initial testing the couple found out that Rowan has a condition that means he is infertile. With the help of IVF they have become a family of three, welcoming a little baby boy, and today they join us to share their story.
To Marcela and Rowan for sharing their story.
Host: Leigh Campbell
Guest: IVF Counsellor Melissa Stephens
Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz
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Get Me Pregnant is a podcast by Mamamia made in partnership with IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group and TasIVF.
Please note this podcast retells personal assisted fertility journeys. The information provided should not substitute medical advice. Talk to your doctor to decide what option is right for you.
Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.