On the podcast, Elizabeth embraces the 4 F's: Fertility, family, fitness & food! The show focuses on the unique perspective of how those aspects of life are intertwined. Elizabeth has unprecedented access to experts in various fields, and she loves to bring their knowledge and expertise to you, as well as the everyday stories of triumph. 

The 1st

Did you read this story? This is not the first mix-up during an IVF procedure. Quick reminder for those just joining us, or who need a refresher: IVF is a procedure during which a woman’s eggs are fertilized by man’s sperm in a lab before the embryos are implanted into a woman’s uterus. A few […]

IVF mix up

There are SO many out there, but these are my personal recommendations of folks I’ve either worked directly with or have personally vetted. RESOLVE Fertility Help Hub Baby Quest Foundation SART Fertility Out Loud Eggsperience Hilariously Infertile Uniquely Knitted a hint of hope Fertility Within Reach Here’s a bonus resource, Organic Conceptions, which addresses mental […]

My top 10 fertility resources

In an instant—everything changed. It was at the annual Mother’s Day Reunion at the IVF clinic where I was born, when it dawned on me. This wasn’t an option, it was a calling. An unshakable feeling down to the very last cell in my body that I had to share my passion for fertility advocacy. It just […]

How I knew I had to use my voice

In this episode, I am extremely pleased to be able to bring you this interview with Fady I. Sharara, M.D, FACOG of the Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Sharara is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist / Infertility specialist (since 1996), and a Board Certified Obstetrician / Gynecologist (since 1994).  During our wide-ranging discussion, we […]

e 11: Dr. Sharara on how far technology has come

I had the pleasure of speaking recently with Dr. Serena Chen and Steve Hsu about PGT-P.  I wanted to chat about PGT-P specifically because it has recently been the focus of quite a bit of media attention. PGT-P is a genetic test specifically designed to screen polygenic, or “many gene” disorders.  This episode covers what […]

All about PGT-P

This one is straight from my heart to yours.  I see you. 

e9: There is no guidebook

SHOW NOTES:  Go listen to or watch Deepa’s TedX Talk. I’ll wait. Warning: You might need tissues (I did!). What I love about this conversation is how deeply honest and truthful Deepa is about her path to creating a family. After 12 years of trying nearly everything, Deepa opens up about the overwhelm and desperation she […]

e8: “My fertility journey sucked”

SHOW NOTES: Check out http://www.ejordancarr.com to get in touch with Elizabeth or leave a suggestion for an upcoming episode.  Join the new, free community resource surrounding The 1st pod, called The First Collective. Support the podcast over on PatreonGrab infertility awareness gear to show your support of the community and help break the stigma around reproductive issues 

e7: Toxic positivity

SHOW NOTES: In her own words…  “At 36 I received the news no woman ever wants to hear. ‘Sorry, but you can’t have your own children.’ I just sat there and couldn’t say a thing. I knew there had to be other options, but they were making it clear that my chances sat around 1%. After […]

e6: Laura Ortner, Fertility Coach

SHOW NOTES: Questions are my favorite way to learn information. Here are a few I get often! Support The First podcast, Learn more about Elizabeth & contact her

e5: The Questions I am Asked

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