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Modern Babies is an award winning podcast about the struggle to conceive, and how fertility treatment can assist in overcoming the difficulties people have when deciding they wish to have a child. This show will take an in depth look at conception and will dive deep into the issues around fertility and IVF and share heartfelt stories of people who have experienced the highs and lows, creating an intimate platform for people to connect with others who have experienced the IVF process.

Take a listen to our brand new series 3 as well as catch-up on past episodes below, or you can download Modern Babies through your favourite podcast app.

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S3 E1: IVF 101
Heading into IVF there are many things you don't even know that you need to know. Let us help.

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S3 E2: It's a Woman's World
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Freezing your eggs can be empowering. Learn about the process, the costs involved and how to get started.

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S2 E1: Male Factor Fertility - Searching for the One
40% of the time, the struggle to conceive starts with the man and, for a couple, the road to pregnancy is a two-way street. Join us as Matt and Sarah tell their story, from discovering Matt’s 'zero' sperm count, through to the ups and downs of their fertility journey.

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S2 E2: Having Babies - Expecting & The Unexpected
By the end of this episode we’ll have three bouncing babies, but how they came to be isn’t so simple. Megan explains how she fell pregnant when her body wasn’t ovulating naturally and Christine tells us about her journey with miscarriage, preimplantation genetic screening and IVF.

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S2 E3: Endometriosis - The Silver Lining
Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that can often go undiagnosed. In this episode, Kirsti describes the impact endo has on her life and how IVF helped her to conceive. We also hear from Sylvia about freezing her eggs in her early 20s when faced with the threat of infertility.

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S2 E4: Egg Freezing - Frozen in Time
Egg freezing is increasingly popular for women who aren’t in a position to start a family but want to consider their options. In this episode, Fiona explains the process and why she decided to freeze her eggs and Jac tells us her experience after receiving an unexpected cancer diagnosis.

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S2 E5: Culture and Religion - A different perspective
Religious and cultural beliefs play a significant role when it comes to considering and having fertility treatment. Rachel talks openly about her experience and the impact her Orthodox Judaism faith had on her approach to infertility and IVF.

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S2 E6: Donor Story - The Gift Of Life
Using your own eggs or sperm to conceive might not always be an option, and sometimes, there simply is no egg or sperm. Jo, a mother of three, tells us why she donated her eggs, Emily reflects on using donated eggs and solo mum Holly tells us about using a sperm donor.

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S1 E1: Male Infertility - It Takes Two to Tango
Associate Professor Mark BowmanIn 40% of couples unable to conceive, the male partner is the source of the struggle. In this episode, we talk to Associate Professor Mark Bowman who outlines what men need to know about pregnancy, chat with Stephen about his low sperm count and go on a sperm test of our own.

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S1 E2: Female Infertility - The Biggest Cell
Dr Helen PericMany factors affect a woman’s ability to have a baby. For women, knowing their body and health is important if they’re trying to conceive. Fertility Specialists Helen Peric and Devora Lieberman share what women need to know, and Juliette shares her experience of freezing her eggs.

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S1 E3: Natural Fertility - Introducing Miss Conception
In school, we’re taught that if you have unprotected sex, you’re going to have a baby. But, that’s not necessarily true. Sarah shares her experience of trying to get pregnant, while the rest of us get the adult version of Sex Ed with Fertility GP Helen Demetriou.

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S1 E4: Egg Freezing - The Ice Age
Dr Devora LiebermanThis week’s episode is all about egg freezing. Women freeze their eggs for different reasons - some choose to because the time isn’t right to have a child, others make the decision due to health reasons. Josh & Jess speak with Fiona and Verena to find out what motivated their different decisions around freezing their eggs, and Fertility Specialist Dr Devora Lieberman shares her medical perspective on things for women to consider.

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S1 E5: Endometriosis - The Big E
Dr Geoffrey ReidEndometriosis is a disease affecting at least 1 in 10 - far more common than many diseases in the mainstream media, yet most people have never heard of it. Join us as we speak with sufferer and campaigner Zoe Marshall and Dr Geoff Reid as they share more about what this disease is, how it affects your chance of getting pregnant and general health, and what to do if you have it.

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S1 E6: Miscarriage - Pregnancy Interrupted
Dr Mark LivingstoneNot all pregnancies go to plan and when they don’t, it can be a very challenging. We hear stories from people who have experienced miscarriage, Dr Mark Livingstone shares the medical reasons why miscarriage can happen and Amanda from Bears of Hope shares the work they do to support people during this difficult time.

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S1 E7: Research and Development - Backstage in the Lab
Innovations in IVF technology and techniques can maximise your potential of having a baby. And even though Jess never studied biology, she visits the lab and speaks with Genea Scientific Director Steven McArthur to find out more.

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S1 E8: The Process - When Nature Needs a Helping Hand
Dr Mark LivingstoneThe IVF process for patients can be physically and emotionally uncomfortable. Join Dr Mark Livingstone, Leanne and Stephen as they share their knowledge and experience of what’s involved day to day with having IVF.

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S1 E9: Emotions - Snakes & Ladders
IVF for many people is a very emotional time - both good, and bad. From the time people discover they need IVF to conceive their much-wanted child through to possibly discovering it’s not going to work for them, there’s a lot they can experience. Genea Counselling Services Manager Evelyn Zwahlen and Coach, Counsellor and Author, Claire Hall provide an insight into the emotions couples often experience and share some tips for coping.

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S1 E10: Considering IVF - What happens now?
On our final episode, we look at what happens next - how to choose an IVF facility, what to speak about with your doctor, and Josh finds out his test results from episode 1.

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