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.
When the miracle you’ve been waiting for comes, do the scars of infertility go away? In this episode, newly pregnant Kaitlyn Kusky and I chat how your battles may look a little different after a positive pregnancy test, but they are still very real battles.
How do you face trauma after trauma and still love life and love Jesus? How can you make it to the other side and still see beauty and purpose through it all? Today I’m chatting with Shawna Beucler from Lunchbox Babies as she shares her unbelievable story and how after walking through it she found her “why.” She also leaves us with three thoughts as we end out 2019 together. PS: Grab your tissues. Trust me.
Unexplained infertility had no chance of taking this girl down. Emily Skillman and her husband fought hard through so many treatments trying to answer the question their infertility had left them. Although their prayers would be answered this year with an IVF miracle, they began practicing gratitude through those hard days and it’s a habit they continue today.
Who is the Lord when something really terrible happens to you? Is His plan for our families really better than our own? And how do we care for those we love when they are walking through awful things? This episode is perfectly timed as we move into the holidays, which for those walking through infertility or child loss, can be extremely difficult. If you are walking through something hard, listen to this episode. If you know someone walking through something hard, listen to this episode.
Today I chat with one of the original voices in the infertility instagram world, Chelsea Ritchie. She began sharing their journey way before it was trendy to be vulnerable. She has encouraged thousands and thousands of women throughout her journey and today you are going to be one of them.
Heather Rhodes is a wife, adoptive momma to a wild one year old, and a holistic pharmacist. She approaches infertility with a unique lens as she helps her clients fight hopelessness and fight for their health.
5 years ago Lindsay and Dan received a devastating diagnosis that ended their dream of having a family which was their greatest desire. That moment has changed the trajectory of their lives forever because they began a new adventure that is still changing their direction, quite literally, even today.
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.