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Author: Adele O'Connor

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Are you considering donor egg IVF and feeling overwhelmed? For soul led women on a donor egg pathway to parenthood. Honest and heart felt conversations, diving into all of the topics around donor egg ivf and what it means to parent a donor egg conceived child. 

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Send us a Text Message.In this podcast episode, I speak to the incredible Edwina Taylor, a highly experienced fertility massage therapist from Perth, Australia to discuss the profound impact of fertility massage and holistic therapies on women's fertility journeys.Edwina shares her personal journey into the world of fertility massage, sparked by a friend's miscarriage and the search for alternative therapies, leading her to specialize in supporting women with fertility challenges.She explains...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I speak to an incredible guest Gina Mundy, a U.S. attorney specializing in childbirth cases. Gina shares insights from her book 'A Parent's Guide to Safer Childbirth', aimed at empowering expecting parents to prevent common mistakes during labour and delivery.The conversation covers topics like;Addressing Childbirth Fears with KnowledgeThe Power of Being InformedUnderstanding Pitocin: Risks and Safe UseChoosing the Right Obstetrician for a Safe BirthThe...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Sheila V, an ex-corporate executive turned author, spiritual coach and motivational speaker, who found herself being featured in 'Big Miracles' the tv series, and sharing her vulnerable yet heartfelt journey to motherhood.At 47, Sheila embarked on a path she never envisioned, one that led her to become a donor egg mother. Her journey was not easy, there were complications and challenges, multiple IVF attempts before op...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I speak to Marie from California to discuss the complexities and emotional journey of using surrogacy to achieve parenthood after experiencing infertility and multiple miscarriages.Marie shares her extensive six-year battle with infertility, including failed IVF attempts, a natural pregnancy followed by miscarriage, and ultimately the decision to pursue egg donation and surrogacy.The story delves into the challenges and mindset shifts required throughou...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I speak to an Australian embryologist, fertility educator and IVF coach, Lucy Lines the Founder of Two Lines Fertility. This conversation dives into Lucy's background, starting from her fascination with animal breeding and genetics, to her pivotal role in human fertility and embryology.We discuss the emotional and technical aspects of the donor egg pathway, the science behind embryo development and the significance of preconception health for both...
Send us a Text Message.This episode features Karen, a former egg donor who now serves as the lead donor coordinator for Global Egg Donors. Karen discusses her experience as an egg donor, the process of egg donation at Global Egg Donors, and the rewarding experiences she has had while being part of many people's fertility journeys.She also acknowledges the emotional challenges faced by women on this path and shares some heart-warming stories of egg donation. Karen's insights provide valuable i...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I had the honour of speaking to Natalie Hart, a children's book author and fellow donor egg mama herself, who wrote the beautiful series for donor egg intended parents, called 'The Journey To You.'Natalie, openly shares her journey through discovering her perimenopausal status at 41, leading her to pursue donor egg IVF in South Africa. Facing challenges such as a low egg reserve and failed IVF cycles and then finally the successful conception of her chi...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Corinne Leach, a Brisbane-based clinical naturopath and nutritionist who specializes in fertility and reproductive health.We delve into the MTHFR genetic mutation, its implications for fertility, and how to support the body in preparation for embryo transfer. Corinne also provides insights into dietary recommendations, the importance of selecting the right supplements, and the impact of lifestyle changes on fertility.Thi...
Send us a Text Message.This episode features a special guest Saoirse Connolly, an author, womb activator, alchemist, leader and founder of House of Wild Media, who empowers women to embrace their feminine superpowers through the art of storytelling and connection.Saoirse delves into her work in supporting women to narrate their stories and live authentically, the transformational aspects of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and the significance of creating a supportive community for women.Together...
Send us a Text Message.In this incredible episode, we have Hema Sarna, a senior embryologist at IVF Advice with over 10 years of experience in the fertility field. She shares her mission of simplifying IVF, debunking myths, and answering questions related to egg donation and IVF.We cover a range of topics, including:The Role of a Senior EmbryologistChoosing the Right IVF ClinicUnderstanding PGT TestingThe Advantages of Fresh vs Frozen TransferMitigating Risks in IVF LabsNumber of Embryos to T...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I speak to Robin Newman, the founder of Global Egg Donors.Robin shares her incredible personal journey of transforming her battle with unexplained infertility into a global cause, helping prospective parents around the world. Robin's insights are especially beneficial for those struggling with secondary infertility and those residing in Australia which faces unique egg donation challenges.This discussion touches on many aspects of the egg donation proce...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we have a deep discussion with Lisa Schuman, a licensed clinical social worker and an expert in donor conception and surrogacy.Lisa, an author and host of the 'Building Your Family' podcast, touches upon her journey to parenthood, her experiences in the fertility field, and her passion for educating people about the process.We discuss the importance of open conversations about donor conception, tips to cope with the emotional challenges, and the signifi...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode Kelly, a guest from California, shares the story of her unique and heart warming journey to motherhood and her decision to use a donor egg after unsuccessful rounds of IVF with her own eggs.She used an agency, Global Egg Donors, and explores the emotional, financial, and logistical aspects of the process. Kelly emphasizes how open and honest conversations about donor conception have been vital in her parenting approach. Kelly also expresses her unique ex...
Send us a Text Message.This episode is a recording of a live webinar workshop and guided meditation about creating vision boards and planning for the future, with an incredible guest and yoga expert Debbie Lewis.The episode focuses on helping you gain clarity in your journey of egg donation and find balance in your life during the IVF process. The process of creating a vision board is also discussed in detail, to inspire you in your personal fertility journey, career or other life areas and j...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Adele reflects on the accomplishments of her podcast in 2023 and shares her goals for 2024. She recaps some of the incredible conversations that have been held over 2023 with variety of guests who shared their unique experiences with donor eggs, overseas IVF, health challenges, the emotional turmoil and so much more.Adele guides and supports women at every stage of the donor egg journey, from considering the donor egg pathway, whether you are choosing y...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Adele discusses the journey of what it is like to be an egg donor with IVF nurse and fertility coach, Lauren Haring. The discussion covers aspects such as Lauren's personal journey as an egg donor, her experiences as an IVF nurse, and her current role as an IVF coach an how she supports her clients through all aspects of the journey, especially around understanding protocol and medications used throughout the journey.They take a deep dive into the emoti...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Adele introduces her own business mentor, Carla Townsend, who is a Money Mindset & Success Coach who empowers women to eliminate their money blocks and heal their relationship with money.Carla gives insight into money as energy and how it affects people's decision-making, particularly when dealing with major life events such as IVF treatment. She introduces concepts like Money Archetypes, providing tools to understand and better manage one's financi...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Clare shares the transformative journey she and her partner took on the donor route to parenthood. The couple had undergone significant healing work, preparing themselves mentally and emotionally for the unique path they were about to embark on.Opting for a clinic in Prague, Czech Republic, Clare discusses the diagnostic and testing phase, along with the emotional challenges they encountered. She sheds light on the criteria they considered while choosin...
Send us a Text Message.This episode is a beautiful Affirmation Track to prepare you mentally, emotionally and spiritually for your Embryo Transfer.Adele wanted to share with you, her gorgeous podcast community in case there is anyone who is preparing for their embryo transfer and really searching for some more support to embrace the journey they are on.If you know anyone who is on their own fertility journey and you believe they might benefit from listening to this beautiful track, please sha...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Adele welcomes guest Kristi who shares her emotional journey of dealing with infertility for nine years, undergoing multiple unsuccessful IVF treatments, and her decision to opt for a donor egg. Kristi is moments away from giving birth to her beautiful baby girl and has the most beautiful words of encouragement for you, if you are considering the donor egg journey. She discusses the strain this journey put on her relationship, the importance of see...
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