#3: PCOS, Miscarriage, and IVF w/ Kate Meaks (Part 1)

(PART 1) Kate Meaks, Fertility & Mommy Blogger from the UK, joins us for this episode of Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples. We have an incredible conversation about Kate’s journey to motherhood and her success with IVF. Although she had great success with IVF, there were a lot of stepping stones along the way and she is open and honest about every one of her struggles. I really enjoyed having this conversation with Kate, she was so kind and had such a bright and positive energy. I actually walked away from this conversation feeling so positive and inspired. 

In part one of our two-part conversation, Kate and I discuss struggling with our fertility, PCOS, miscarriage, and fertility diets. 

Kate Meaks | mrsmeaks.com | Instagram: @mrskmeaks

 

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Bonus #1: Anxiety, Coffee, and Support

In this bonus episode of Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples, I discuss my really bad day and reflect on my negativity in an attempt to move forward with my tenth cycle. 

 

I apologize for the poor sound quality in the second episode and have already made steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again!

 

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#2: Ovulation Predictor Kits

Welcome back to another episode of the podcast edition of Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples! If you are a returning listener that means you like me, you really like me! I am so thankful for you listeners and readers of this blog turned podcast. 

In this episode, I start off giving a weekly catch-up of what's going on in my cycle since the last time we spoke. I fill you all in on a week that wasn't my greatest because the outcome was not a positive pregnancy test, unfortunately. 

I also share this weeks #MANTRAMONDAY and it's a quote that I always find comfort in and I hope that you do too! Head over to the blog section and read the meaning behind this mantra for me!

And for today's topic I discuss the Easy @ Home brand ovulation predictor kits which I think is the most popular brand used in the TTC community because I see them in most Instagram posts and in my support group. These tests can be a little difficult to read and I totally am a culprit of getting stressed out the first month that I used these. So if you haven't used them before - listen in so you don't freak out when you use them for the first time. I've used a few expensive brands too and feel like they are easier to use but SO EXPENSIVE. I don't know how women purchase them each month because they don't even give you enough to last you all cycle. But maybe that's just me!

I hope that you all liked this episode and I hope that I gave you a good amount of information. I would love for you to get involved in the podcast and send in any stories about your journey that you would like to share. If you're struggling with PCOS or Endometriosis and want to educate listeners (and myself) on what a day in the life looks like, I would personally LOVE that. Or if you just want to share your story - please do. I want this space to be a wide open one where we can share anything and everything that comes to our mind. I feel like the fertility and infertility topics are not discussed enough which is why a lot of us didn't know that on average it takes a healthy couple 6 months to a year to conceive. So I want to start this conversation, educate myself, all of you, and any women new to the community. Let us help other women learn from our mistakes.

Please send all questions, comments, concerns, recommendations, stories, etc to contact@diapersanddimples.com or DM on Instagram or Twitter. I'll put links below to social media.

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#1: THE FIRST EPISODE

The time has finally come! The first official full-length episode of the podcast edition of Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples is here!

I know, I apologize on the podcast but I absolutely hate how late I am with putting this episode out. I have been working on a lot of behind the scenes things so it kind of pushed out the date a little bit. 

I hope that you all enjoy this episode, it gives you a glimpse at how my structure will be in all episodes - also you can see that I am going to be sharing a little behind the scenes information with you all. This episode may have a few parts that sound a little "off" and that's because I had to change what room I was in in my house so it changed the sound a little bit. I also realized that I have a huge issue with turning my head away while I talk and then you can't hear me. I will work on that for sure.

First, I give you all a "Weekly Catch-Up" where I just kind of share what's going on with my cycle at that time. Then I shared #MANTRAMONDAY with you. Now, in the future, this will be released at the same time as my #MANTRAMONDAY blog post and social media posts too! 

Then I start with my discussion for this podcast episode and I wanted to get my followers involved too! So, I posted a graphic on Instagram with the question, "What's One Thing You Wish You Knew Before You Started Trying to Conceive?" and goodness, ya'll really answered my question! I love that you got involved and I think I will keep doing that!

I also love this community and loved giving a shoutout to each of you that answered my question, that way you could get some other #CYCLESISTERS 

I hope that you enjoy this episode, be patient with me - this is my first time! i promise I will get better.

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Ep. 00: Welcome to the podcast edition of Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples!

The moment that I've been waiting for is finally here! 

I had to figure out some stuff on the technical side but I am finally able to share the trailer of my brand new FERTILITY PODCAST with all of you! [AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY]

First, I have to say that I am NO expert on anything fertility or trying to conceive but I am so open to learning about everything that surrounds this topic. I've found that a lot of women don't talk about their struggles, no matter how long their journey may be, and I want to change that.

I would love to hear topic recommendations from you so please don't hesitate to email those in! They are really helpful.

On Instagram, I requested some personal stories and struggles from some of you and I received a couple of really sweet DMs. If you wouldn't mind sharing your personal struggle, success, or story please email those to contact@diapersanddimples.com or feel free to DM me on Twitter or Instagram. 

What I really want this space to turn into is a super supportive place for women to vent about their fertility struggles, mom life, etc. I want it all!

Let me know what you ladies think about the trailer in the comments below! And if you are really excited, leave me a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts so that some potential guests can see that I actually have people listening so they will feel comfortable coming on the podcast! Any little bit of encouragement helps!

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COMING SOON!

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