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Big Fat Negative is the podcast about IVF, infertility and the trials of TTC - aka trying for a baby. Co-hosted by journalists and friends Emma Forsyth Haslett and Gabriella Griffith, the show follows their stories on the not-so-simple journey to motherhood, while also interviewing a range of experts on all things infertility.
 
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Emma and Gabby are joined this week by blogger and author Elle Wright, whose new book, A Bump in the Road, chronicles the infertility journey she endured after the loss of newborn son, Teddy. You can buy it here. Meanwhile, BFN agony aunt Liz is talking PTSD. No Prof Tim this week - he'll be back in a few weeks. Swears throughout. See acast.com/pri…
 
Do you have questions about doing IVF abroad? Emma Haslam from Your IVF Abroad (yourivfabroad.co.uk) is here to answer them all - from what to do about language barriers to how to find a decent clinic. Meanwhile, Sophie has some exciting (but 100% non-triggering) news, and Professor Tim is tackling blood groups - do they affect fertility? Here is a…
 
They've been going on about her for long enough - today, Emma and Gabby have finally dragged their acupuncturist, Lui Yeung, onto the podcast. She explains the principles of acupuncture and why it's helpful for fertility (also: which one of the girls is better at it. It's a bit tense). Meanwhile, Liz and special guest Nick are talking about perform…
 
... clue: you won't get frostbite from the difficult one. Emma and Gabby are joined by polar explorer Jenny Wordsworth, who tells them about the parallels between extreme endurance expeditions and infertility (because there sure as hell aren't many differences), while Sophie is talking furry friends and Professor Tim is tackling thin linings: what …
 
This week the girls are talking to Notafictionalmum, aka NFM, about adoption. Tears are shed by everyone except Emma, who is surprisingly heartless, it turns out. Meanwhile, Agony Aunt Liz tackles how to tell explain 'no news', while Prof T is talking transfer cycles - how close together can they be? Swears throughout. See acast.com/privacy for pri…
 
We're talking 'coming out' this week: how to tell people what you're going through. Plus, we're talking to The PCOS Dr, aka Dr Amina Hersi, and Professor Tim tackles retrograde ejaculation. Find Dr Amina's Instagram profile here. Swears throughout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
It's Liz's first turn as BFN's agony aunt - this week she's addressing an embryo dilemma: to fork out or not to fork out? Meanwhile, we're speaking Ruth Corden (you can find her podcast here or by searching 'Finding the Funny' on your podcast app) about childlessness not by choice, and Prof Tim is talking thyroids. Many, many swears. See acast.com/…
 
Sophie is back this week to talk about the highs and lows (mainly lows, let's be honest) of taking a break from TTC. Meanwhile, we meet Wegan, the 'wafty, floaty, delicious' (Gabby's words) influencer couple who launched a campaign last year to get same-sex couples the same infertility rights as heterosexual couples. We also ask Professor Tim about…
 
This week we're catching up with the Foxes to find out what has transpired since we last heard from Liz at Christmas (spoiler: everyone's still frustrated AF). We also meet Tia and Lee Brown, a couple who are undergoing egg donation in Greece. No Prof T this week, but send any questions for Liz to bigfatnegativepodcast@gmail.com (they'll be anonymo…
 
Team BFN is back in your headphones with a bumper episode to kick off their brand new series - and That Big Announcement, potentially the most-trailed announcement in history - as well as a reshuffle of our BFN regulars. We've also interviewed Samantha Busch about her experience of secondary infertility, and how it felt when even trying a surrogate…
 
Hi! Are you a new listener? It might help to go back and listen from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Crack open a bottle and dig out your novelty Santa hats: you're joining us mid-way through the BFN Christmas party. Gabby, Liz and Emma discuss Christmases past and present and answer questions from listeners. TRIGGER WARNING:…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? Why not go back and listen from the beginning? You'll get to know us better that way. It's Fertility Week 2020 and to celebrate, we're having a massive catch-up with the Foxes. Yep: it's an hour and a half of Liz and Nick, updating us on everything that's happened since we last spoke to them back in August. What's hap…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be helpful to go to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there. You'll get to know us better that way. It's the last episode of the third series, and unfortunately we've got by far the worst guests ever on the show. Sorry about that. Have a listen anyway and let us know what you think. Meanwhile, Liz …
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be worth going back to the beginning of the podcast - you'll get to know us better that way. Martha Goddard is the co-writer and director of All Our Eggs, a series of micro-shorts (the film kind, not the pants kind) chronicling one couple's five-year infertility 'journey' (sorry). Martha joins us to talk abou…
 
Hello! Are you a listener? Why not go back to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there - you'll get to know us better that way. Regina Townsend is the founder of Broken Brown Egg, an advocacy group for women of colour who are going through infertility. She discusses her years-long infertility battle and how she learned to fight her own co…
 
Hi! Are you a new listener? Why not listen to our podcasts from the start? You'll get to know us better that way. Anna German is an illustrator and art teacher whose picture book, So When Are You Going to Have Kids?, explains what it feels like to be asked that question when you are trying to conceive. We talk to her about how she drew creative ins…
 
Hi! Are you a new listener? It might be useful to go back to the beginning of the podcast and listen from there - you'll get to know us better that way. After repeated pregnancy losses, Will and Sherisa Rivera were inspired to start Fertility in Colour, an advocate group to help black and brown families going through infertility. Here, they share t…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be helpful to go back and listen from the beginning. You'll get to know us better that way. Beth Leonard identifies as queer and non-binary, and has been trying for a baby since they were 31. In this episode, they describe their 'journey'. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick have Added to Cart - and Professor Tim is tack…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Sophie Payne is a plus-size YouTube star who had planned her social media pregnancy announcement down to the tiniest detail. The only problem: she has PCOS. She talks infertility and hospital gown issues with Emma and G…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. We're joined this week by food writer and digital marketer Seetal Savla to talk about going through infertility as part of the South Asian community. Meanwhile, Liz and Nick make a big decision, while Professor Tim Chil…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Sophia Money-Coutts was in the middle of her first egg freezing cycle when lockdown hit. Now she isn't sure whether to go ahead with a freezing cycle - or buy some sperm and get on with it. Liz and Nick are feeling simi…
 
Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. This week we're joined by journalist, blogger and podcaster Alison Perry, aka Not Another Mummy Blogger, to talk about secondary infertility - what happens when your body suddenly can't do what it did before? Meanwhile, Liz an…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes descriptions of baby loss and pregnancy after baby loss. Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Zoe Clark-Coates, author of Saying Goodbye, The Baby Loss Guide and Beyond Goodbye, talks about how she dealt with becoming pregna…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Emilie Ransley thought she had won her infertility battle: after pregnancy loss, Asherman's syndrome and 10 rounds of IVF, she and her husband opted to use a surrogate in Ukraine. It was good news - until Coronavirus hi…
 
Hello! Are you a new listener? It might be better to go back and start from the beginning - you'll get to know us better that way. Cast your minds back to a world in which Coronavirus was but a distant threat. It's under those conditions that Emma met - and shared coffee with! - Catherine Hendy, co-founder of Elanza Wellness, to talk egg freezing -…
 
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