August 8, 2021
In episode 5 (which was meant to be 6 ;), I chat with Narelle about her incredible story of becoming a single mum via sperm donor. I've known Narelle for over 10 years and she's funny, bright, insightful, and courageous. In her journey, she shares how she kept ending up with partners who didn't share her desire to start a family, and how she decided to have a baby on her own. Her story is one of many challenges both before and after having her beautiful son, and she wouldn't change any of it. Narelle offers guidance on how to best support others going through the same process.
Trigger warning: This episode includes mentions of sperm donors, IVF, miscarriage, and post natal depression.
The audio quality isn't the best in the episode, I apologise as there's some echoing that I couldn't get rid of.
May 25, 2021
In this episode, I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with Cassie Silver, former Channel 7 journalist and current media company Boss Lady. Cassie is 2 years deep in her IVF journey and has plenty to share from her experiences.
We chat about what Cassie's been through so far including many rounds of IVF, hyperstimulation syndrome, and embryo sweepstakes. We also touch on the importance of mental health, trusting your medical team, and finding a good source of information to educate yourself.
If you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed creating it, definitely check out Cassie's podcast - What to Expect When You're Injecting. It's educational, inspirational, and hilarious.
May 7, 2021
Sophie was the first person outside my family to share her fertility journey with me. Over the years, she has been an amazing support and mentor to me while going through infertility.
From experiencing in fertility clinics in 4 countries and IVF in Australia, France, and Switzerland she has incredible insights to share. In this episode we chat about going through many rounds of IVF, the importance of testing both partners for fertility issues, considering surrogacy, when to get a second opinion, and how her partner always knew they would end up with children.
Grab a cuppa and enjoy the journey!
April 16, 2021
My sister is an amazing mum to four kids, two girls and two boys...and she managed to only give birth twice. She had an incredible family creation journey and we chat about all the ups and downs along the way - from being a single mum, to adopting her partner's child, to struggling to conceive children together, then becoming pregnant with twins. She has some crazy stories to share and profound insights to help anyone in a similar situation.
April 1, 2021
Episode 01 is an overview of my fertility journey through alternative health supplements to six years of injections, doctors appointments, different clinics, egg collections and embryo transfers to egg donation in South Africa.
For this episode I invited my sister to be on the podcast and ask me insightful questions. I share my mental and physical challenges as well as some of the strategies that helped me the most.
In a few months time, I will upload a follow up podcast specifically on the role of coaching through my journey, as I didn't go into that in this episode.
April 1, 2021
Welcome to the Creative Conception Podcast. A podcast dedicated to sharing inspiring stories of family creation, hosted by Erica Price.
This short episode is to introduce myself and share why I created this podcast.
By opening up the conversation around fertility and family creation issues, let's educate and inspire one another and eliminate the associated shame.