The Juna Women Podcast is a weekly discussion where Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, talks to Moms about their health, work, parenting, and all the different ways they’re keeping it together.
This is Episode 035, Secondary Infertility with Ali Prato.
In this episode Sarah talks with Ali Prato from the popular Podcast Infertile AF.
Ali is a Mom of two, writer and journalist, and podcast host.
In today’s episode Sarah and Ali talk about the four years of secondary infertility Ali experienced before her second child was born.
Ali openly shares her emotions throughout the process, including her IVF journey, financial struggles, depression, and navigating being a Wife and a Mom through it all.
Ali and I share a mission to create a space for women to talk about infertility honestly and openly and this episode is that mission coming to life.
This is a must listen for anyone who’s experienced secondary infertility or is having trouble conceiving after a first baby.
02:45 – Ali talks about her path to Motherhood, which includes a late attempt at Trying To Conceive.
08:15 – Ali experienced “secondary infertility” — 4 miscarriages over the course of two years after the birth of her daughter. She shares how this impacted her relationship with her husband.
15:55 – Ali and her husband agreed to try 1 round of IVF in the beginning of 2015 when their daughter was 5 or 6.
30:12 – The IVF worked and Ali became pregnant with her second child.
33:34 – Ali talks about her journey to start her podcast Infertile AF. Her goal is to share fertility stories so people don’t feel so alone when they’re going through infertility.
44:20 – The role of therapy to help overcome the trauma of miscarriages and loss.
48:45 – The difficulty of staying connected with your partner after secondary infertility.
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