Joy and Infertility
Summary: Joy + Infertility is a podcast designed to encourage women walking through the ups & downs of trying to conceive. Infertility is hard; so how do we face this journey with hope, faith & even joy? We believe with God there is beauty to be born from this journey. As we take this journey together we know you will feel encouraged, seen, and maybe even a little more joyful.
Panic attacks and anxiety became a reality for Ashlee after she experienced the loss of three of her babies through miscarriage. But even in that dark place, she discovered through just a few index cards.
Infertility PLUS. How can someone handle infertility PLUS something else? How do you add on breast cancer, house fires, and brain surgery and yet still have joy? Kelley Ramsey from Waiting in Hope tells us how in today’s episode. She also opens up about a big trial she’s facing this next week and I’m asking all of us to join her community in prayer.
Today I chat with founder and voice behind Sarah’s Laughter, Beth Forbus. Her humor, wisdom, and heart for God is invigorating. Beth shares not only her infertility journey but after that story became part of her history, how God used the classroom of infertility to teach her how to walk through other difficult moments in life.
It’s not everyday we get to hear from a woman whose birth story began with dictators, communism, and crazy government policies, but today we get to do just that! Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, author of Longing for Motherhood, shares her unique birth story but also how a rare diagnosis 19 years later began the biggest battle of her life with the Lord.
Today’s episode is about a different kind of miracle. One that for Thelma and her husband, did not end with a miracle baby (and won't.) They are in the 5% of couples who will never go on to have children... and yet Thelma says they have immense joy. How? Listen in as Thelma shares their miracle was the undeserved gift of peace and acceptance that could only come from our Heavenly Father.
Five years ago, Kristine’s world was completely rocked at the passing of their first baby. Listen in as Kristine shares how the loss of her daughter, Darla, still affects her to this day but how the decision to start sharing her story more is actually helping her heal.
Pregnancy is not the gift, the Father is the gift; and in our wait if we choose to press in, something amazing will be produced in those valley’s with Him that just can’t be produced any other way. Jessica Satterfield is in an 8 year wait for her biological children but her hope is not in a pregnancy, it’s in a person, Jesus Christ.
These friends have walked through the worst life has to offer together and yet they continue to trust that God is the author of their story and are giving it to Him to use through their ministry Foreknown Ministries.
If we praise God in our good moments, shouldn’t we praise Him in our hard ones too? Michelle has faced miscarriage, adoption loss, and an MS diagnosis after her first pregnancy and yet she trusts God more today than ever.
How do you approach God when you are carrying a child you know you won’t get to hold? How do you face Him as you lose your third child? Blogger Brittany Allen shares her faith, doubt, lament, and trust through her three miscarriages. Her story is POWERFUL.
How could you ever give up one of your future children to be raised by someone else? How could you watch as someone raise your flesh and blood? In this episode Mandy shares her story of embryo adoption and says as hard as it's been, it’s been equally rewarding to know she’s been obedient in being a good steward of the lives God has given her.
Caley shares an exciting and shocking update and talks about the future of Joy & Infertility.
Lauren Bourne is the definition of a boss babe. She is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer and founder of I Am Fruitful, a non-profit built specifically for the purpose of encouraging couples struggling to grow their families. God used delayed fertility in Lauren’s life to give her a passion for speaking life into women all over the country and she does that today in this conversation!
Lauren’s story covers the infertility gamut, most TTC medical abbreviations- she’s walked through them and yet as you will hear, no miracle yet. But Lauren is determined to not allow this to keep her from having not only inner joy, but outward- genuine happiness.
Abby and Beau had a whirlwind romance, they met and married within a year. And just like their engagement, their infertility journey has been fast and serious as well. Abby has experienced 3 miscarriages within a year which has lead them to have to do some serious testing. She shares how each one has invoked a different emotion and how she has brought those to God.