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!