Jaimie and Robin bring in the wives for this Season finale. They drink champagne, talk birth, death and their favorite moments of Season 1.
Anthony and Gary weren’t sure they wanted kids, until they donated sperm to a lesbian couple. But surrogacy felt out of reach until an elderly woman in their rent controlled building left them money in her will. Did they choose the baby or an apartment renovation?
Sam and Laura talk about their time on Bravo TV’s hit show “The Newlyweds” and how the network made them see a sex therapist, sex hypnotist and gave them a vagina birthday cake. Oh yeah, and how they helped to make their baby.
Daniel is a fertility expert in the field of acupuncture, but don’t get him wrong, it ain’t all about the needles. Listen to how acupuncture can up your rates of success with IVF by 30%.
Patricia and Kellen share the story about that fateful red heart that brought them together, their uncertain path to parenthood and what it’s like to parent from a place of mindfulness. The takeaway quote? Don’t neuter the other parent!
Jaimie and Robin talk candidly about what it’s like to be a parent when one child is easy and the other one is... let’s just say makes life more challenging. And what if you only gave birth to one of the kids? It's a recipe for twice the guilt. Tune in for this honest and frank chat.
Rachel Lehmann-Haupt talks to us about science that’s being tested where an egg or sperm could be created from the cells of a same-sex partner. Eliminating the need for a donor. This technology could change the face of fertility for LGBT families. But how do we feel about it?
Our first lawyer, Brian Esser dispels some common misconceptions about LGBT families. The biggest one? Now that we have gay marriage, we don't need second parent adoption. He also shares about how he and his husband adopted their two sons. This episode is chock-full-o-info!
David shares his staggering journey to create a family with his partner using a gestational carrier. Strap in and guard your wallet. This episode is expensive!
After years of unexplained infertility, co-host Jaimie finally got pregnant. One would think that would mean she was due an easy birth. But one would be wrong for thinking that. From birth to busted boobs. Hear how her second child made his way into the world.
Jaimie and Robin address listener's thoughts about the Rae and Katherine episode.
Rae and Kathryn were the typical lesbian couple. They met, moved in and had kids pretty quickly. But their normal shifted when Rae began questioning her gender after giving birth.
Sara and Hilary easily get pregnant and have a smooth pregnancy. But their story takes a horrific turn when the baby is stillborn. How do they recover when the most unimaginable happens? Do they try again?
Set to move forward on making a baby, Lisa and Jennifer are dealt a blow when Lisa gets cancer. Then her father dies. Then she gets cancer again. Do they move forward? Does this change the fact that they want children?
Tom decides to donate sperm to his lesbian friends and moves forward before he’s signed any legal documents. His confidence in how it’s all going to shake out is rattled, but all’s well that ends well as he’s active in the children’s lives today, and they even call him dad.
Tobi was everything Karen said she didn't want, yet this hilarious couple find each other then make their way straight into the world of baby making, lesbian-style. The key learning in this episode? Don’t forget the genetic testing!
You might remember Zach Wahls as the college student who spoke to congress about his two moms in support of gay marriage. Now he’s running for Senate in Iowa, and he's got lots to say about going viral, bullying and his 2 moms.
What was it like to be pioneers in the world of lesbian fertility in the early 80s? How did they navigate birthing classes as two women? The suburbs of Connecticut? Their daughter's Brownie troop? Rae and Marie share what it was like to pave the way for the LGBTQ families of today.
Emma’s two moms used “Artificial Insemination” to make her back in the 80s. She talks about what it was like to be the queer family ambassador on the playground and her experiences trying to find her anonymous sperm donor.
Jana Linda are the new, modern, non-traditional family. Their family consists of two kids with five parents. And somehow it all works.
Robin Mary go to extreme lengths in an attempt to have their second child from the same donor. Including a tiny little trip to Bogota, Columbia for an insemination. But did it work?
Co-host Jaimie her wife Anne experience unexpected infertility and nearly break the bank trying to make their second kid. When Jaimie can’t find anyone talking about what it is like for a lesbian with infertility issues, she asks Robin to help her create a podcast.
If These Ovaries Could Talk is launching January 15th, 2018. If These Ovaries Could Talk is a podcast where two lesbians chat about making babies and non-traditional families. Our hosts, Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, dreams, fears and setbacks when bringing a new life into the world with a lot of love and a good amount of science. Jaimie and Robin ask the question, what happens when these families enter a world designed for straight people?
What a great podcast. The hosts are great and the stories are so important. Finally, a podcast that tells these all too important family stories. Bravo!