I'm not pregnant. I have never been pregnant. I don't plan on becoming pregnant any time soon. And yet, I am completely and utterly fascinated and obsessed with one couple's journey to conceive through IVF. That couple is Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir, and every week, they detail the trials and tribulations of having sucky sperm and old eggs.
Each episode brings new anecdotes of ultrasound wands, implantation, NOT peeing on sticks (... or at least, try not to), stories from other couples who have tried and succeeded (or failed) with various non-"miracle" conceptions, and emails and voice mails from listeners with their own queries about making babies in the 21st century.
I'm not sure why I'm so enamored with this podcast. I truly can't relate to anything that Matt and Doree are going through, but I'm totally compelled and invested in their journey. It's almost like a thriller - should they use the girl embryo that is less viable than the boy's just in case they can never create another female embryo? Will the implantation work? WILL DOREE PEE ON ANOTHER STICK?
The show is frank, funny and informative for IVF seekers and weirdos like me, alike. Catch up now at https://www.doreeandmatt.com/