Finding high-quality podcasts about fertility or surrogacy can be difficult in 2022. Everywhere you look there is a new podcast popping up. As IVF, surrogacy, egg donation, and sperm donation become more popular ways to grow families, the more information is available about third-party reproduction. To help you find the best fertility, surrogacy, and IVF podcasts, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best fertility podcasts available for download in 2022.
1. Dear Infertility: Finding Calm When Trying Is Trying
For those who are looking for an infertility podcast that provides not only insight and guidance from a medical professional but also advice from someone who has been through infertility herself, Dear Infertility is the perfect match for you! Each season, co-host Kristyn Hodgdon sits down with a medical doctor who specializes in the fertility-related topic at hand to provide education, understanding, and a sense of community. Kristyn shares her own experience going through egg retrievals, IUI, IVF, and the ups and downs that come with an infertility journey. It’s an excellent listen for curious minds and those looking for a podcast that understands their experience and shares personal and relatable stories. You can follow along and learn more about joining the Rescripted community on their website and Instagram page!
2. The Family Circle: A Circle Surrogacy Podcast
We of course had to include the Circle Surrogacy podcast, The Family Circle on the list! While there are other surrogacy podcasts out there, The Family Circle has a unique take on all things family building and has received rave reviews. The Circle Surrogacy podcast doesn’t focus only on surrogacy, as we know that is only one piece of the puzzle for those looking to grow their family. In our pioneer season, our hosts have chatted with experienced surrogates, parents through surrogacy, partners in our field, medical doctors specializing in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, and partners who specialize in fertility insurance. There is something for everyone and there is no shortage of touching moments. The most-listened-to episode of The Family Circle is the Surrogate Panel episode, which features three experienced surrogates who all carried for intended parents who lived internationally. The panel episode is chock-full of touching moments, hilarious anecdotes, and insights into who surrogates really are and what makes them want to help others build families. New episodes are released monthly, but you can follow along on the Circle Surrogacy Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for updates when they drop!
3. Fertility Docs Uncensored: A weekly podcast that gets to the nitty-gritty of infertility
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas cares deeply about getting information about infertility right from the source, which is why they created Fertility Docs Uncensored. Each episode of their podcast features a medical doctor who specializes in infertility and IVF. Doctors from all over the country call in to get into the weeds about the who, what, when, where, and why of infertility. “From their personal experiences as infertility patients, to what you can really expect from IVF, these doctors are covering it all (and they aren’t holding back),” according to the podcast creator. It’s the perfect podcast for those who have been diagnosed with infertility and are looking to learn more about how infertility works and how you can overcome it. You can listen to new episodes of Fertility Docs Uncensored weekly, anywhere you listen to podcasts or follow along on their Instagram for updates!
4. Gays With Kids the Podcast
Our friends at Gays With Kids have a fantastic podcast where they share incredible stories from men who have grown their families through adoption, fostering, surrogacy & egg donation, and more! Each episode features a member of the GWK staff and a special guest as they talk about current events and how they impact parents who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Gays With Kids the Podcast is currently in its third season and has guests ranging from doctors who are experts in their fields, famous actors, parents through surrogacy, parents through adoption, representatives of global support groups, and so many more. You can listen to the GWK podcast wherever you listen to podcasts or follow Gays With Kids on Instagram! You can also listen to Brian Rosenberg, Founder of Gays With Kids, on his episode of The Family where he shares his personal story of coming out to his family, meeting his husband, having children through surrogacy, and creating GWK. You won’t want to miss it!
5. Infertile AF
For those listeners looking for a podcast that they can binge, Infertile AF is for you! With 184 episodes and counting, you are sure to find an episode you relate to if you’ve struggled to conceive. Podcast host, Ali Prado, is a Brooklyn-based journalist and mom-of-two who interviews guests who have struggled with infertility. Prado, who went through secondary infertility and IVF herself, talks to women—and some men—about the messy, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking, absurd and sometimes hilarious journey to have a baby. Or in some cases, to not have a baby, according to Prado herself. For those listeners who are looking for relatable content that represents their story, Infertile AF is the podcast for you. Follow Infertile AF on Instagram to stay up to date on when new episodes drop and find a community of others working through infertility!
If you want to learn more about infertility before jumping into a podcast, read our related blog post Infertility 101.