8 EpisodesProduced by HuffPost

Infertility affects an estimated one in eight couples, and about one in five known pregnancies ends in miscarriage. These experiences can be lonely and isolating for people going through them, and bewildering for those who want to offer support but don’t know how. Join health reporter Anna Almendral… read more

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Introducing: IVFML - A New HuffPost Podcast

May 11th, 2017

Coming June 7th.

Episode 5: Hopes And Fears

June 7th, 2017

In a series of audio diaries, Simon and Anna await the results of their embryo implantation. We discuss the anxiety and depression that can affect …

Episode 4: The Blame Game

June 7th, 2017

Twist! Simon discovers that his sperm may not be as excellent as advertised. He discusses the blow to his ego with another man diagnosed with male factor infertility, and we discuss sperm quality with an expert. …

Episode 3: Cash Money

June 7th, 2017

Simon and Anna get candid about how much money they spent on IVF and talk to experts from Resolve about the state of insurance coverage for …

Episode 2: The Grief Olympics

June 7th, 2017


Simon and Anna discuss their miscarriages in detail, talk to a pregnancy loss expert about how we do and don’t mourn them in our society, and compare pregnancy losses with comedians. A fun time was had by all! They’re …

Episode 1: We're Trying

June 7th, 2017


Simon and Anna want to have a baby, but things don’t go as planned. We talk about infertility with experts, explain how to masturbate in a doctor’s office, and discuss all the amazingly bad advice we’ve received from …

IVFML: Becoming Family

October 10th, 2018


Season Two Arriving October 17

Are We Still Infertile?

October 17th, 2018


After hearing from fans of season one, Simon and Anna provide the long awaited conclusion to their pregnancy story and consider whether they should …

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