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Maculate Conception

By Starburns Audio, Abbe Feder, Isaac Feder,

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Now in their third year of In-Vitro Fertilization treatment, we documented Abbe and Isaac's experience so listeners can hear first-hand the intimate struggles of a couple experiencing infertility. They share their hopes, dreams, doctors appointments, and late-night fights and reveal an up-close, personal, and sometimes funny look at a couple longing to become parents in real time. Abbe and Isaac Feder met in the summer of 2008. For Isaac, it was love at first sight. Eventually, Abbe got on board. They were engaged a year later, and got married because of their love for one another, and also because they wanted to have children. After hearing stories from friends: warnings from their own bumps along the road, and trying to be as supportive as possible, they felt sure this was not one going to be their story. As it turns out, their story became extremely complicated.

Customer Reviews

Good podcast, with one minor annoyance

This is a good podcast, hard to stop listening to, sad, authentic and I wish them all the best. My only problem is how they keep using the term PTSD, repeatedly, when describing this process of IVF. I know it’s the “new thing” to say, like OCD used to be, but it really is offensive. They seem like very respectful sensitive people so I’m surprised they’re using this term in such a cavalier fashion. That being said, it’s just a minor criticism, this podcast is great.

I like this story... but...

I really like these people and I really appreciate the rawness of what they are going through. That being said at a certain point other options should be looked at. Sometimes life isn’t fair, sometimes you don’t get exactly what you want. There are so many children and babies that don’t have a home to go to. The stress you are putting your body, your marriage, and your wallet through seems intense. Seems like you’re going to be in so much crippling debt by the end of it. What kind of a life is that?

Raw, honest, important work

The candor in this podcast is intoxicating. As is the rapport between Abbe + Isaac. This is a must listen if you or anyone you know has struggled with infertility. And even if you haven't, it will better equip you to support those you love who are struggling with things that are taboo.