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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 ...
 
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Bria and her wife, Melissa fought through rejection from family, miscarriage, medical micro-aggressions, and a PCOS diagnosis. But there's still hope on the horizon. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiff…
 
Cassie and Erin were pregnant with twins and went into labor at 25 weeks. Their son died in the NICU, and their daughter has developmental issues because of being born prematurely. Despite what they've gone through, their daughter is the light of their life, they are hopeful and trying again. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovari…
 
Alyce and Zoe met, fell in love, moved into Alyce's childhood home, asked Zoe's brother for sperm, and made a baby. In that order. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to California Cryo…
 
Alia identifies as asexual, Emily identifies as bisexual, and together they co-parent Emily's son from a previous relationship. And now they're trying to have a child together. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Son…
 
Lilian and Laura have been trying to have a baby while stationed in Japan, six hours apart! How are they doing that? With an English translator and a lot of tickets for the bullet train so they could meet up at a clinic in the middle. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robi…
 
Ashely and Sheria are a military family who've chronicled their journey trying to conceive. They've gone through pregnancy, miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, parenthood, surrogacy, and most recently, an autism diagnosis for one of their kids. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Med…
 
Danny found a baby in a subway station on his way home from work. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together, and although neither of them had prepared for parenthood, they knew, "Where there is love, anything is possible." Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin63…
 
Oliver returns for the conclusion of our chat about fertility options for Trans Men. He brings Dr. Mok-Lin from UCSF with him to answer all our burning questions. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffa…
 
Oliver refers to himself as a "trans dinosaur" because he began taking T over a decade ago. As he considers having children, he's now in the process of figuring out what options are open to him. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Hen…
 
Meredith and Courtney tried to hide from their sexuality because of their religious upbringings. After coming out, next steps included marriage, kids, and buying sperm from Helen. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: …
 
Ian and his partner, Alan met another lovely man and decided to form a thruple. Today, the loving dads have two kids, and the honor of being the first polyamorous family with all parents on the birth certificate. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAud…
 
Dads of two, Terrell and Jarius decided to be the representation that they didn't see in the media. They share about their DIY Surrogacy, their twins that aren't really twins, and how they built their influencer empire. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by …
 
Dallas, a child of a strict religious household, struggled with the decision to keep her child after she was raped. Today, she's processed her trauma and is happily settled down and trying to have another child with her spouse. Warning: this episode talks about rape. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twit…
 
Kate and Claire share their self-described boring story (that's not boring at all), and we learn that you may be able to get free IVF in the UK if you donate half the eggs. Who knew? Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme son…
 
Elena came out at 37 and had her first glass of wine at 40. She is also an Ex-Mormon, a conversion therapy survivor, and the founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Ti…
 
Minna is a Queer mom of two who married a cis man. After having kids, the assumption by those around her is that she is straight. Now she works hard to be out as a Queer woman and to represent for her children. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio…
 
Tahiti offered to be a surrogate to two gay men at their wedding, over sake. Years later, she followed up when she heard they were in the process. Next thing you know she was delivering a baby in the middle of COVID. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by Edi…
 
Marissa and Madeleine conceived at home using a known donor. For nine months, all went well. Then during the birth, they were surprised with triplets. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Tha…
 
Renowned author of lesbian romance, Karin Kallmaker talks about having kids in the Castro in the gay old 90s, plus her undeniable influence on young LGBTQ folks coming out. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfin…
 
Influencer & Entrepreneur Gena Jaffe used reciprocal IVF to create her family. Not done with family building, she founded an org called Connecting Rainbows that helps LGBTQ folks start, grow, and protect their families. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by …
 
Penni and Sue fought the Canadian government to get parental rights for Sue, the non-bio parent. Despite setbacks, debt, and years of court postponements, the laws were changed and they got their money back. Instead of paying down debt, they set up a fund for LGBTQ families in need of legal funds. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible…
 
Elliot's sister donated the egg, Matt's 61-year old mom loaned her womb, and 9 months later an adorable baby was born. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to Generate Life Sciences AN…
 
Sam talks about adopting his son and that time in our history when it didn't feel possible for an LGBTQ person to have a baby. He also talks about trying to commit suicide as a teen because of being gay, and the grownup in his life who helped him accept himself. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/F…
 
Griffin and Matt have a Black, Jewish, Armenian, and Cambodian family created through fostering to adopt. And they juggle two kids under the age of three while starring on TV and Broadway. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne the…
 
Lo met Katie and fell instantly in love. Katie needed a minute, but Lo persisted and made Katie love her. They got married, inseminated some eggs, froze them, and just did an embryo transfer. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne …
 
Wayne donated sperm to a lesbian couple back in the early 80s through a woman who volunteered to help lesbians looking for sperm. Today, Wayne and his daughter have fallen out of touch, but he's hopeful their relationship will right itself someday. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestal…
 
Nathan has been a foster dad since he was 21 years old. He talks about fostering older kiddos, extended care, and having 5 grandkids at 37. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to Bett…
 
Influencers Sarah & Jess are a full-time traveling family living in a self-converted Sprinter Van. They talk about life on the road and trying to figure out how to make a family before Jess turns 30! Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett…
 
Claudio and his husband, Stefano wanted a baby through adoption. To their surprise, a birth mother was identified during their initial meeting with an agency. Five days later, on Christmas they had Jayden. And now, their story lives on in a beautifully illustrated book. Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Tw…
 
Shelly was a devout Mormon, had a husband and 7 kids before she realized that she might be a lesbian. Enter Mary, a recovering Christina, and both a family and the podcast, Latter-Day Lesbian, were born. Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press B…
 
Stand up comedian Melanie Vesey settled down with a man, had a son, left her husband, dated a woman (who shot her after their break up), and eventually married a lovely lady. Now she's wondering if they should have a baby when she already has a teenager at home. Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB…
 
Emily VanDerWerff and Libby Hill chat about how coming out as transgender can affect a relationship. And they go deep into the question of if a marriage can survive when one person wants kids but the other does not. Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditA…
 
Freya had two moms who had her using donor sperm. Now, years later, she just had a baby using donor sperm with her wife. She's a second-generation queer mom. Order the ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Top…
 
Jaimie and Robin bring their wives in to celebrate hitting 100 episodes. They chat about their fave moments and all the beautiful people they've met along the way. There's also a surprise drop in from Mama Sue. Order the ITOCT book Amazon or IndieBound ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at EditAudio p…
 
Influencers Brandi and Lawrence were best friends and coworkers. They both wanted a kid, and over a Sunday brunch shift, they decided to make a baby together. Order the ITOCT book Amazon or IndieBound ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Top…
 
Adam wanted to donate his sperm but was put off by all the regulations in Australia. So, he created a Facebook group where prospective donors and those looking for sperm can make connections and maybe make a family. Order the ITOCT book Amazon or IndieBound ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at EditAu…
 
Shay and Morgan, are just a couple of guys who had a baby the old fashion way. But not before dealing with miscarriages, insurance rejections, and a whole lot of misgendering along the way. Order the ITOCT book Amazon or IndieBound ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter: @ovariestalk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at Edi…
 
Danielle and Annie are struggling to make a family. They've gone from trying at home with overnighted sperm to the medical pipeline to that dark place of worrying that they'll never get pregnant. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter: @ovariestalk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at Edit…
 
Tara and Mandi of @LivingRosa fame, join us to talk about meeting on myspace, donated IVF medication, twins, having four kids, and sharing it all along the way on YouTube. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter: @ovariestalk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at EditAudio press Brett Henne …
 
Michelle Buteau talks about her six-year journey to parenthood. From a brain tumor to IUI to IVF to surrogacy to the work she did with Andy Cohen to legalized surrogacy in New York State. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com IG/Twitter: @ovariestalk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium @robin633 Edited by Steph at EditAudio pr…
 
Amanda and Gab experienced very serious microaggressions at the clinic where they were trying to make a family. Instead of suing, they worked hand in hand with the clinic to improve all aspects of how they interact with the LGBTQ population. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_talk FB: If Thes…
 
Lesbian influencers Mel and Neg talk about making a baby at home using pipettes filled with sperm and how that backfired. They also chat about Mira - an at-home ovulation tracker, that predicted exactly when to fly their donor in for go-time. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_talk FB: If The…
 
Kathryn and Grace want to have a child, but they've suffered from the paralysis of analysis because of all the choices that need to be made in LGBTQ family creation. They also got sidetracked by CORONA, but they're back on track and on the move again toward making a baby. Pre-order the ITOCT book on Amazon ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestal…
 
This is our first joint podcast episode with Mia and Ronnie from the transPARENTsy podcast. In this roundtable discussion, we talk about raising our kids in the era of Black Lives Matter and Covid 19, and the impact two pandemics will have on our families. Pre-order our book on Amazon HERE ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_ta…
 
Mo & Justin share how they carefully planned their finances for surrogacy. And how they implanted one embryo, one time, and got one very cute baby. They also talk about feeling closer to the surrogate than the egg donor because they shared the journey together. Pre-order our book on Amazon HERE ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovari…
 
Shaun T and his husband, Scott went through it to make their family. It took 5 years, multiple surrogates, and countless dollars before their beautiful twins arrived. Pre-order our book: https://www.amazon.com/If-These-Ovaries-Could-Talk-ebook/dp/B087ZRKVY6/ ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Ta…
 
Rachel Rapinoe talks about letting go of organized religion, representation, and how it affects LGBTQ folks when thinking about having kids, and of course her twin sister, Megan. https://www.themendico.com/ ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://medium.com/@Robin633 Edited by St…
 
American Idol contestant, Sarah Isen took her two moms, her donor, and a clan of donor siblings to her Idol audition. Listen to her share her story about meeting her donor, her many, many siblings, and redefining the definition of family. ovariestalk@gmail.com Twitter: @ovariestalk IG: @ovaries_talk FB: If These Ovaries Could Talk Medium: https://m…
 
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