Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Adam and Ashley’s Journey Into Parenthood

July 02, 2023 Christine Cunningham Season 2 Episode 31
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
Adam and Ashley’s Journey Into Parenthood
Show Notes Transcript

Content Warning: Fertility challenges, fertility treatments, c-section delivery

On today’s episode, Ashley and Adam share their journey to becoming parents. It started with fertility challenges that they faced head on despite the many ups and downs they experienced. Ashley and Adam very candidly share about their fertility testing and treatments including IUI attempts and IVF resulting in the birth of their first child as well as twins! Ashley and Adam explore their feelings about all of the challenges and milestones they faced when becoming parents. I so appreciate their vulnerability and authenticity. Stay tuned for next episode which is part 2 of Ashley and Adam’s story.   

Highlights: 

1:19 - Ashley and Adam’s journey into parenting, fertility challenges

8:32 - Adam’s struggles with fertility and the mental health impacts

17:43 - IVF journey

25:31 - Finding out we’re pregnant 

31:50 - Delivery

38:02 - Trying for another baby

41:23 - Reaction to twins

48:22 – Donating the remaining embryos

51:56 - Twin Pregnancy and delivery via c-section 

Resources mentioned in this episode: 
You can find Ashley and Adam on Instagram @ajherridge @adam.mets 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com

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Content Warning: Fertility challenges, fertility treatments, c-section delivery

On today’s episode, Ashley and Adam share their journey to becoming parents. It started with fertility challenges that they faced head on despite the many ups and downs they experienced. Ashley and Adam very candidly share about their fertility testing and treatments including IUI attempts and IVF resulting in the birth of their first child as well as twins! Ashley and Adam explore their feelings about all of the challenges and milestones they faced when becoming parents. I so appreciate their vulnerability and authenticity. Stay tuned for next episode which is part 2 of Ashley and Adam’s story.   

Highlights: 

1:19 - Ashley and Adam’s journey into parenting, fertility challenges

8:32 - Adam’s struggles with fertility and the mental health impacts

17:43 - IVF journey

25:31 - Finding out we’re pregnant 

31:50 - Delivery

38:02 - Trying for another baby

41:23 - Reaction to twins

48:22 – Donating the remaining embryos

51:56 - Twin Pregnancy and delivery via c-section 

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this or any episode please reach out to me at info@perinatalwellbeing.ca and I can help you find support in your area or online. 

Check out Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net for more information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as free online support groups and a provider directory. 

You can look for an individual therapist on www.psychologytoday.com