A podcast about infertility, loss, and hope

About the show

We're Ashley and Emily and this is Misconceptions, a podcast about the painful, emotional, sometimes absurd, and often lonely experiences of infertility. Join us as we relive our own stories and welcome the many others willing to share their adventures.

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  • S1 Ep 7: That's A Wrap!

    August 9th, 2022  |  45 mins 4 secs
    counseling, grief, infertility, ivf, loss, mental health, miscarriage, pregnancy, reproduction, reproductive health, trying to conceive, ttc, two week wait

    Ashley and Emily close out Season 1 in order for Ashley to prepare for her new adventure into motherhood! In this final episode they offer a recap of what they learned from sharing their own stories and hearing the stories of other people on the same journey.

    Make sure you catch up on all the episodes of the first season and get ready for a new season of experiences with the addition of some experts in the field of reproductive health. Take care everyone and thanks for joining in on this project with us! xoxo

  • S1 Ep 6: Robyn's Adventure

    August 2nd, 2022  |  57 mins 39 secs
    family, grief, infertility, loss, support

    This week Ashley and Emily talk to Robyn, their first listener turned guest! She shares her experiences trying to get pregnant - ultimately turning to Clomid and other interventions in order to conceive. We also discuss the strong need for mental health support during this adventure.

  • S1 Ep 5: Secondary Infertility

    July 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 secs
    grief, infertility, iui, ivf, loss, miscarriage, pregnancy, secondary infertility, shame

    Rachel and Emily discuss Rachel's miscarriage, healthy pregnancy, and battle to get/stay pregnant a second time after the birth of her son, ultimately resulting in the need for IVF. Tune in to find out if Emily discusses the Enneagram again, if they drop a lot of curse words in this episode, and if they catch all the 'infertility bingo' sayings. All that and more in this one-on-one interview.

  • S1 Ep 4: Little Blue Pills

    July 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min

    Marianna shares her realism approach to fertility - including her history of irregular periods, PCOS, and trigger shots for ovulation support.

  • S1 Ep 3: Endless Possibilities

    July 12th, 2022  |  55 mins 15 secs
  • S1 Ep 2: Strawberry Jelly

    June 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Emily digs into her multiple pregnancy attempts and discusses life after infertility.

  • S1 Mini: The Fall of Roe v Wade

    June 24th, 2022  |  32 mins 16 secs

    Ashley and Emily discuss the historical fall of Roe v Wade.

  • S1 Ep 1: Donut Worry

    June 21st, 2022  |  51 mins 59 secs

    Ashley shares her experiences with infertility and the recent loss of her father.

  • Trailer

    June 21st, 2022  |  1 min 57 secs

    Welcome to Misconceptions, a storytelling podcast by two gals who understand the painful, emotional, sometimes absurd, and often lonely experiences of infertility.