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Sex, Drugs & Lullabies

So you thought having a baby was easy? This podcast hears about the drama, indignity, tragedy and comedy of infertility.

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  • 03.06.2020
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    14. Fertility treatment after the coronavirus lockdown

    Now that IVF clinics are starting to re-open patients will be wondering what safety measures are in place to help protect them from the risk of coronavirus & how their treatments can get going again. Join Natalie & Amanda as they explore the challenges clinics are facing starting back up again, the impact covid-19 is having on couples and what life is like in lockdown with a new born.

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Humberside.

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 23.04.2020
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    13. Coronavirus Special

    In this special episode, Natalie and Amanda speak to Anita who has had her IVF treatment cancelled, they get the facts from the Medical Director of the Hull IVF Unit and they hear from Corrina on what’s it’s like to be pregnant through the pandemic.

    Child or not, we are all part of the fertility family! "We share more than what separates us and having these conversations we can become closer together."

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby

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  • 16.04.2020
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    12. The best bits so far

    The series was full of great stories that just needed to be told because as we know, the road to a baby isn’t always straight forward and sometimes not possible. In this episode we’ve pulled together the best bits from our chats and if there’s something you liked to hear more of then you can go back and listen. The full series is still available.

    Child or not, we are all part of the fertility family! "We share more than what separates us and having these conversations we can become closer together."

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 05.02.2020
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    11. What does family mean?

    Child or not we are all part of the fertility family! "We share more than what separates us and having these conversations we can become closer together." In this bonus episode Natalie Glanvill and Amanda White look at what family really means with the founder of fertility fest Jessica Hepburn.

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 29.01.2020
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    10. Coping with the loss of a baby

    Natalie Glanvill and Amanda White share personal stories about IVF treatment. In this episode they meet Laura who lost her baby boy Ralphie at just 30 hours old after having IVF. She and her partner have since had further treatment including ovarian drilling to try to conceive again.

    "Am I a mum? I have given birth, I have a child but he isn't here. You wouldn't look at me and think I'm a mum. I don't have a house full of toys, car seat and a pram."

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda with your stories: [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 22.01.2020
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    9. Facing cancer and freezing your eggs

    Lauren is an award winning podcaster (the BBC's You, Me & the Big C). She talks to Natalie and Amanda about being faced with the decision to freeze her eggs ahead of her treatment for breast cancer.

    "People who go through IVF really want children...and I was like this is part of a process...I was trying to secure my future."

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 15.01.2020
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    8. Coping with miscarriage

    Natalie Glanvill and Amanda White share personal stories about IVF treatment.

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    In Episode 8, Natalie and Amanda talk to Claire about what it's like to go through several miscarriages.

    "I've got this baby doll called Luke that I've had since I was about 6. I remember cradling him and thinking I should have a real baby, not nothing. I even put him in the pram."

    You can contact Natalie and Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 08.01.2020
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    7. Egg donation

    Natalie Glanvill and Amanda White both had IVF and in this podcast they share personal stories about their treatment and others.

    In this episode...Imagine being that woman who relies on egg donation in order to carry your own child? Nicky has donated twice, one of her eggs has helped to get a woman pregnant. We hear why at the age of 29 she decided to do something so selfless...

    "It means there's a little piece of me somewhere, even though it's not mine, it's nice to know that my blood line carries on."

    Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    You can contact Natalie & Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 27.12.2019
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    46:36
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    The Story So Far

    In this episode we hear from you! You've been getting in touch with us to tell us your stories of hope and despair of trying to conceive a baby from IVF to using an egg donor.

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  • 18.12.2019
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    6. Living without a child

    Amanda White and Natalie Glanvill talk about their personal experience of IVF treatment. Contains strong language and adult conversation.

    In this episode they speak to Leanne who has written an article called ‘The Shit Sandwich’. She is currently childless and frustrated with her body for not giving her the baby she wants.

    “I would allow someone to paralyse me with an injection if at the same time it can make me pregnant with that one in injection.”

    “You fall into this level of desperation because you just think, you don’t understand this biological urge to be a mum and it’s my god given right to be a mum and actually it’s a privilege to be a mum.”

    Contact: [email protected], or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby

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  • 11.12.2019
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    5. When is it time to stop trying?

    Hannah and Lewis have gone through 15 rounds of IVF. Ten were fresh cycles. They've spent around £80,000. Natalie and Amanda meet them to see if their treatment was worth it?

    This podcast explores the struggles, emotions, heart ache and indignity of struggling for a family of your own. Natalie Glanvill and Amanda White have both had IVF with different outcomes. Natalie's round was successful, Amanda is childless. They are trying to break the taboo and get more people talking about fertility. In this episode they explore how long to keep going. When is it time to stop fertility treatment and look at other options?

    Contains strong language and adult conversation. You can contact Natalie & Amanda [email protected] or Twitter @sexdrugslullaby.

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  • 04.12.2019
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    4. Two dads on surrogacy

    Two dads, a baby and one on the way. Michael and Wes (@twodaddiesUK) talk about surrogacy and using an egg donor. Natalie and Amanda hear about the complexity of UK law when using a surrogate and the hard work involved in finding the right egg donor.

    "We are always going to have to explain where she came from and how she became part of our family."

    They also explore the need for clinics to adapt to make the process easier for gay couples. "One clinic has taken our feedback on board and has replaced its material and now produces gay material."

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  • 27.11.2019
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    3. Secondary Infertility

    Struggling for a second child? Feeling guilty because you want another one? Helen Davies, author of More Love to Give, talks us through secondary infertility, what is it and how is it different?

    "People were saying at least you've got Zak and concentrate on Zak and all that money you are spending on IVF, that's Zak's money."

    Helen describes her desire to have a second child and the pain and guilt she felt for longing to extend her family.

    Contains frank conversation and strong language.

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  • 14.11.2019
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    2. Men Matter

    Simon tells us what it’s like for a man to go through fertility treatment & Natalie & Amanda pay a visit to the men's "special" room at the Hull IVF Unit.

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  • 31.10.2019
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    1. Meet The Women

    So you thought having a baby was easy? This podcast sis about the drama, indignity, tragedy and comedy of infertility.

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