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If These Ovaries Could Talk

Author: Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton

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Two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie and Robin humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?
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Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell

2019-12-0900:57:26

Rosie O’Donnell gives an unfiltered interview about what it was like to be a trailblazer as an LGBTQ parent during a time when few Hollywood stars were out, her struggles with personal relationships as well as with her children, and what it’s like to be the target of Donald Trump’s wrath. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633   rosie.com   Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to This is L, StoryWorth and Zola.
Mary Keane welcomed LOADS of kids to her family through foster care. She also made it her life's work, when she became a dedicated director with an organization called You Gotta Believe whose motto is, "It's never too late for family." And Jaimie and Robin learn they're not worthy of someone as amazing as Mary! Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633   https://www.yougottabelieve.org/   Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to BeautyCounter, EMBR and This is L.
Does being in a longterm relationship mean you will grow apart? Robin and Jaimie discuss navigating the disconnect that can happen between partners after kids are in the picture. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song: Songfinch. Thanks to Quip, Zola and Literati.
Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD and Kristen Henderson, from Antigone Rising join us to talk about having a baby at the exact same time, why representation in media matters, and that time Kristen's water broke. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.glaad.org https://www.antigonerising.com   Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to EMBR
Tony the lawyer answers listener legal questions. We talk about frozen embryos having legal standing, if you get maternity/paternity leave when you're an LGBT or a Q, the fact that a birth certificate doesn't prove parentage, and so much more legal junk. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to Grove.Co
How do you approach your future "Baby Daddy"? Britt and Liss do it while tipsy at their wedding. Next steps for them? Explore LGBTQ fertility options in a state where the sperm donor has parental rights if you make the baby at home. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin@jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB:If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song: Songfinch. Thanks to Quip and Literati.
Brian Copeland is a self-described preacher’s wife. He talks about the struggles they went through as a gay family who wanted a Christian education for their kids, and the importance of helping people understand our LGBTQ families. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Gay fathers on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15368945293/ Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to BeautyCounter.
Madhu and Jes are your typical lesbians who met through Buddhism, live outside the city with chickens named after famous lesbians, and have a son named Nio.  Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Follow Queerbies on insta: queerbies_app Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to Grove.co
Seth Rudetsky joins with his husband James to talk about adopting a sibling’s child, foster care, being the non-bio parent and when parenting gets rough in high school. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-auwOTpl5o Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch.
From Mom to Dad

From Mom to Dad

2019-09-3000:53:041

Nick lived as a woman. Birthed four babies. Met Katherine. Fell in love. Transitioned. Now they’re just another beautiful family with five kids and a minivan.  Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Click to Download: The Mother Load with Constance Zimmer & Missi Pyle  Thanks to BetterHelp
Live with David Beach

Live with David Beach

2019-06-1701:16:541

Adoption, waiting til you’re 40 to have a kid, being the mom in a two dad house, and a made up child named Benjamin. These are all topics that come up in our live show at WNYC’s prestigious Greene Space. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsors Betterhelp.
Phases of Parenting

Phases of Parenting

2019-06-1000:53:28

Whether your kid is in a good stage or bad stage, it doesn’t matter because soon they’ll be in a new one. Listen to our very special guest talk about all the phases of parenting, from birth to tween and everything in between. Ophira Eisenberg also joins to talk about making her baby! Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://byrslf.co/dont-wish-your-life-away-663471d39049 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch.Thanks to our sponsors Betterhelp.
I’m a Surrogate!

I’m a Surrogate!

2019-06-0300:51:16

The idea of carrying someone else’s baby may seem foreign to some, but Kelly always knew she wanted to be a surrogate. She carried two sets of twins and a singleton for 3 LGBTQ families! Note: this episode contains a story about childhood cancer at the 41 minute mark. Skip ahead to 47 minutes if it’s a topic that is tough for you. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 http://justthestork.blogspot.com/ http://livelikesoy.org/ Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsors Storyworth.
Finding a Surrogate

Finding a Surrogate

2019-05-2700:53:46

Having a baby with a surrogate can be an overwhelming process, you need doctors, a lawyer, maybe an egg donor and oh yeah, the surrogate. Kim from Growing Generations stops by to break down the process. And she also talks about getting sperm on the black market! Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.growinggenerations.com Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch.
Foster Care & Loss

Foster Care & Loss

2019-05-2000:55:22

Jess and Holly opened their home to a sweet foster kiddo. Almost two years later, they were ready to adopt, but she was sent back to the birth mom (in a rehab) because of a clerical error. But they still believe in foster care. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsor Betterhelp/OCT 
Foster Care & LGBTQs

Foster Care & LGBTQs

2019-05-1300:55:25

Let’s dispel the myth that LGBTQ folks aren’t welcome to foster. Sheila from the Graham foster care agency swings by to talk about fostering as a path to parenthood. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.graham-windham.org/ Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsor Betterhelp.com/OCT Use the promo code OCT.
Picking a donor, choosing a surrogate or talking to your kids about where they come from can be stressful. Lisa Schuman drops by to talk about why it’s important to get some professional help on that journey. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Follow Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.familybuilding.net/ Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song:Songfinch.
Lara and Joanne decided they didn’t need IVF or frozen sperm to make a baby. Instead, their plan was to just do it, the old fashioned way, but that involved Lara stepping down off hormones and a lot of emotional baggage neither one expected. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Follow Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/opinion/transgender-fertility-preservation.html Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song by Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsors Grove, Lively and StoryWorth. Use the promo code OCT.
Sperm Donation in the UK

Sperm Donation in the UK

2019-04-2200:46:09

When Nate found out there was a shortage of sperm in the UK he jumped in to do his part. But he learned it required navigating a complicated system, for little money. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk Facebook: If These Ovaries Could Talk  Robin on medium https://medium.com/@Robin633 https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/sperm-donor-uk-shortage Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song by Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsors Grove and Myro. Use the promo code OCT
Money and Molly

Money and Molly

2019-04-1500:49:00

It costs a lot to make an LGBTQ baby. But how do you save for that? We brought in our financial advisor friend, Molly to teach us. Also, there’s the bonus story of how she married her Maid of Honor. And Tif and Carissa are back to talk about sperm delivery at their workplace. Email: ovariestalk@gmail.com Tweet: @dumbrobin, @jamay16 or @ovariestalk Insta: @ovaries_talk FB: t:https://www.facebook.com/iftheseovariescouldtalk/ https://www.thebalance.com/what-it-costs-same-sex-couples-to-have-children-4141208 Edited by Steph at EDITAUDIO, press consultant: Brett Henne. ITOCT song by Songfinch. Thanks to our sponsor Beauty By Design. Use the promo code OCT
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DAVID L CORRIVEAU JR

HI TO ALL

Nov 22nd
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Kill it with Cancer

propoganda

Jun 21st
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jack mchogoff

where did you go ftm Gilberto?????

May 3rd
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jack mchogoff

seems my ftm tranny friend Gilberto isnt following this queer podcast anymore?

May 2nd
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Me

not even 1000 subscribers, & castbox promos it like it's the gospel

Mar 5th
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Katie Mcgill

I'm straight and don't have kids but love this podcast

Jan 18th
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Jessica Smith

I need this podcast in my life. I cannot tell you the relief this community brings to me

Dec 17th
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Felicia Monteiro

so happy I found this

Dec 6th
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patricia k

I loved the first season and couldn't wait for a day alone to listen at work. But the ads just totally killed it. Sorry I'm done listening.

Sep 27th
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