Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure: An IVF Journey

By Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir

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 Jul 1, 2020

Laura
 Jan 20, 2020
I'm listening for the 2nd time I wanted to go back through and listen again as I'm started my 1st IVF cycle. I there there is a divers listing in the group & love that the listeners call/write in to help answer questions or give support

Description

Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir spent two and a half years, a lot of money, and nearly 100 episodes of this podcast trying to get pregnant through IVF. Now that they're actually pregnant, welcome to Season 2 — everything that you loved about hearing the highs, the lows, and the occasionally hilarious aspects of a married couple experiencing infertility in real time, just now with a fetus. It's the pregnancy podcast you didn't know you needed.

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Episode Date
Ep 395: Flour Power
52:09

Doree has a baking mishap, while Matt wants to ease up on Saturday night plans. A listener has advice regarding septum surgery, and another listener has questions about newborn sleeping arrangements. Finally, we get some suggestions about how to curb Henry's book destroying tendencies.


Join our Patreon to get up to two bonus episodes per month *AND* weekly Great British Baking Show recaps at the $10 level! www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com



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Sep 26, 2022
Ep 394: To a Tee
48:02

Henry starts some T-ball adventures and Doree recovers from a busy week. Then the egg signal goes out for post-D&C egg retrievals, we get an update from Ramekin Queer, and hear from listeners about embryo donation. 


Our first Great British Bake Off/Baking Show Patreon ep is up for all supporters! Head to patreon.com/eggcellentadventure to listen and sign up for the Bake Off Fantasy League.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com



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Sep 19, 2022
Ep 393: The IVF House Always Wins
51:37

Doree calls in from her solo trip to New York, while Matt discusses how he's held down the fort in her absence. We hear from a listener about PGT tested embryos that didn't work, and the egg signal goes out for a listener who wants to know how to respond to rude questions.


Our GBBO recap pod starts this week! The first ep will be available to all Patreon subscribers; subsequent eps will be available to our $10-per-month crew. Sign up at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.

Ep 393: The IVF House Always Wins



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Sep 12, 2022
Ep 392: Hot Hot Heat
1:09:07

We're muddling through the California heat wave. We hear from listeners about butt progesterone and genetic screening, and the egg signal goes out for uterine inversion, which sounds extremely gnarly. Plus, we hear from teachers about their lack of maternity leave.


NEWS! When Great British Bake-Off comes back next week, we'll be doing a weekly recap pod on our Patreon! The first ep will be available to all Patreon subscribers; subsequent eps will be available to our $10-per-month crew. Sign up at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Sep 06, 2022
Ep 391: Notary to Self
1:00:53

Doree contemplates a new notary side hustle while Matt reflects on the end of an era. Then the Ramekin Queer has some clarifications and we remember not to borrow trouble, and a listener has some pretty astute observations. Plus, we give kid birthday advice.


NEWS! When Great British Bake-Off comes back next month, we'll be doing a weekly recap pod on our Patreon! The first ep will be available to all Patreon subscribers; subsequent eps will be available to our $10-per-month crew. Sign up at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this episode:

Be the Match: https://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/donate-cord-blood/

Doree's One-Year-Old BIrthday Gift Guide: https://shopmy.us/collections/41327



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Aug 29, 2022
Ep 390: All Over the Nap
47:52

Henry awakens from a 3-hour nap and joins us on the pod for some sleepy conversation. We hear from an old Friend of the Pod, and answer some Patreon questions as a special treat.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Aug 22, 2022
Ep 389: Date Night
49:32

We leave the house together without Henry. Plus, we give advice to someone who's debating another retrieval, and Matt gets some inspiration.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com



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Aug 15, 2022
Ep 388: It's Like Riding a Bike
46:18

Henry has a new bike, and he also shows up to say hi to a toddler listener. Plus, we hear from listeners about au pairs and donor embryos.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 08, 2022
Ep 387: Anon Please
56:10

We discuss Henry getting over being sick and our family field trip, and we hear from our most frequent correspondent. Plus, listeners have advice about public bathrooms (and donor embryos).


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com



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Aug 01, 2022
Ep 386: Donor Embryos?
52:42

Listeners weigh in on donor embryos, and we discuss our options. We also recap our trip to Disneyland with Henry. Plus, a listener has an egg signal challenge.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Jul 25, 2022
Ep 385: Eye on the Ball
50:43

Henry discovers a new love of baseball and tennis on vacation and tuckers Matt out, and then we hear from listeners about donor embryos and placenta accreta.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Jul 18, 2022
Replay Ep 225: He Looks Like A Henry
1:01:21

We're on vacation! So we're replaying a classic episode for you. Enjoy and we'll be back with a new ep next week!


Henry Julian Mira is here! And we want to tell you all the details of how he came into the world last week.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Jul 11, 2022
Ep 384: Beta Integrity
50:33

We share the news from Doree's beta last week. Then we hear an update from a listener who had PPROM and the placenta accreta signal goes out. Plus, listeners have advice about the 3-year sleep regression.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.




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Jul 04, 2022
Ep 383: Sprite Night
59:51

We discuss waiting for Doree's beta on Monday and how we're taking the Supreme Court ruling (spoiler: not well). A listener calls in with some words of wisdom about twins, and another listener asks about gender selection and IVF. Plus, the egg signal goes out for a 3-year-old's sleep regression.


Mentioned in this episode:

Donate to the Forever35 Giving Circle at https://www.grapevine.org/giving-circle/2nlhxOl/Forever35-Podcast.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com




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Jun 27, 2022
Ep 382: Double Trouble
59:27

Matt gets a surprise right before Doree's embryo transfer. A listener asks Doree to run through the egg retrieval process, and listeners also weigh in on having two kids when your first is still little.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com




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Jun 20, 2022
Ep 381: Rut Seriously
52:57

We're in a rut, and don't have any great ideas about how to get out of it. But a great update from a listener cheers us up, and we discuss what to save and what to get rid of in anticipation of a second kid.


Mentioned in this episode: https://emmabarnett.substack.com/


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Jun 13, 2022
Ep 380: Pool Intentions
55:38

We discuss how Matt is teaching Henry to swim, and Doree contemplates a career change. We also hear from listeners about being childfree not by choice and clutter.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


Mentioned on this episode:

https://resolve.org/what-are-my-options/living-childfree/childfree-myth-and-facts/

 

https://resolve.org/what-are-my-options/living-childfree/kitchen-table-conversations-the-many-perspectives-of-living-without-children/

 

https://resolve.org/what-are-my-options/living-childfree/navigating-living-your-life-childlessness-and-child-free-after-infertility/



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Jun 06, 2022
Ep 379: Routine Test
42:36

Doree throws caution to the wind and pays for it. Listeners have suggestions for the altruistic surrogate, and a listener wonders whether we'll tell Henry he was an IVF baby.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.



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May 30, 2022
Ep 379: Forever 44
46:33

We discuss our trip to Santa Barbara for Doree's birthday and she gives it a 9 out of 10. A listener writes in with questions about what IVF might look like post-Roe, and we also hear from a couple of listeners who are childfree not by choice.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.




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May 23, 2022
Ep 378: The World Is a Vampire
44:34

We get a little depressed about the state of the world and Matt admits that he never really knew how old Doree was. A listener wonders what she should do about her mosaic embryo, and we give advice to another listener who can't seem to make any blastocysts. Plus, Ron from Carencro has a lot of TVs!


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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May 16, 2022
Ep 377: All the Mother's Day Feels
50:16

We discuss Mother's Day and the complicated feelings it raises for a lot of people, and then we realize we forgot to give an IVF update. Plus listeners write in about club foot, and a listener puts out a signal for whether low BMI in the past can affect AMH.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.

           



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May 09, 2022
Ep 376: Delay Tactics
51:26

We discuss Henry's keen awareness of bedtime delay tactics and give an update on where we are in the IVF process. Then we hear from a listeners who had a cornual ectopic pregnancy, and the egg signal goes out for anyone whose baby was born with a club foot. Plus, Doree learns the correct term for a hockey jersey.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.




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May 02, 2022
Ep 375: Birthday Boy
49:45


We recap Henry's birthday-palooza and Matt gives Doree some well-earned props. Then we send out the cornual ectopic pregnancy signal and give advice to a listener who's nervous about announcing a pregnancy to a family member struggling with infertility.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com


Support the podcast on Patreon at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure and subscribe to Doree's newsletter, Now We're Talking, at doree.substack.com.




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Apr 25, 2022
Ep 374: Potty By Nature
42:36

Potty training is happening, and Henry's got thoughts about it. We hear from listeners about traveling before a transfer and from a food safety expert, and the egg signal goes out for anyone with Galactosemia.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Apr 18, 2022
Ep 373: Breakfast Club
1:03:55

We welcome a special guest back to the show. Then a listener predicts the future, and we hear a different perspective on PGT testing. Plus, we give advice to a couple of pregnant and hopefully soon-to-be-pregnant listeners.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Apr 11, 2022
Ep 372: High Level Negotiations
56:35

We discuss our recent appointment with DKB and what our plans are moving forward. Plus, listeners weigh in on the great laundry debate.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. Subscribe to Doree's new newsletter at doree.substack.com.


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Apr 04, 2022
Ep 371: Hello Everyone
1:06:52

Matt pays the jerk-off room a visit and we discuss laundry etiquette. Then we hear from listeners about PGS testing, embryo adoption, and grandparents taking care of babies. And do make sure to listen to the end for a special surprise.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.




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Mar 28, 2022
Ep 370: Production Values
1:17:22

We discuss why we don't respond to some emails on the air. Then listeners write in with info on REs vs. RIs and how to deal with hirsutism, and we help a listener navigate a donor embryo conundrum. And more!


Subscribe to Doree's new newsletter, Now We're Talking, at doree.substack.com.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Mar 21, 2022
Ep 369: It's About Time
1:09:49


We discussed Henry's continued obsession with numbers and clocks, and a couple of listeners write in with tales of their own number- and clock-obsessed children. The egg signal goes out for anyone with experience with a reproductive immunologist, and we also give advice to a listener who's currently experiencing decision paralysis.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Subscribe to Doree's new newsletter, Now We're Talking, at doree.substack.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Mar 14, 2022
Ep 368: Now We're Talking
1:01:29

Doree introduces her new newsletter, Now We're Talking, and we discuss Henry's obsession with clocks. Then we hear from many listeners who took pity on us last week and showered us with emails.


Subscribe to Now We're Talking at doree.substack.com.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Mar 07, 2022
Ep 367: A Change Will Do You Good
38:51

Matt explains why his stance on having a second kid has changed. Then we give advice to a listener who's feeling sad about only having boy embryos, and humbly request that listeners send in more emails and voicemails if you want episodes to be longer than 35 minutes (but maybe you don't, and that's fine too!).


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Feb 28, 2022
Ep 366: Time Travel
49:09

We share our experience at Disneyland. The egg signal goes out for people who have done multiple retrievals back to back, and Doree decides she can't take on friendship matchmaking.


Mentioned in the episode:

- The Cup of Jo friendship spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16lLbgKy2oePPCP24GP4msujdbeKxazBLRXejpR2Hngg/htmlview


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. And support us on Patreon at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure and get up to two bonus episodes per month, plus an absolutely massive back catalog suitable for binging.


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Feb 21, 2022
Ep 365: Paperback Writer
53:43

Doree shares some news about the paperback of THANKS FOR WAITING. We offer advice to a listener who wants to know about fertility benefits at a potential new job, and hear an update from another listener about how she's getting un-stuck. 


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


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Feb 14, 2022
Ep 364: Back to Basics
1:06:55

We give advice to a listener about what to do when your partner decides they don't want another kid but you have five embryos on ice, and another listener writes in wanting to know whether she should go back to her original fertility clinic. Plus, listeners offer advice about anxious kids at daycare.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Feb 07, 2022
Ep 363: Jam Sesh
1:03:42

We discuss our new shared hobby and Henry's musical demands. Then listeners share some donor egg resources and the Circumvallate Placenta & peripheral band signal goes out. Plus, we give advice to a listener whose daughter cries all day at daycare.


Call us! Text us! Email us! 413-461-BABY, mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeshafrir@gmail.com.


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Jan 31, 2022
Ep 362: Negative Nancys
39:36

We discuss our week in isolation after a Covid exposure. Then, a listener asks for suggestions for children's books about donor eggs, and the pediatric OT listeners have entered the chat.


Please email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, or call or text us at 413-461-BABY.


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Jan 24, 2022
Ep 361: Comma Chameleon
40:22

We discuss Henry's newest obsessions: numbers and punctuation. Then a listener asks for advice about how to best support friends who are struggling with fertility issues, and another listener weighs in on how she handles an often-absent husband. Plus, we learn about the connections between hockey teams and... Disney?


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


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Jan 17, 2022
Ep 360: In Sickness and In Health
1:01:10

Everyone's fine, but we had a chaotic medical week. We hear from listeners about weight and pregnancy, and the signal goes out for someone who's looking for positive stories after a hemorrhage. Plus, Doree gets encouragement on her voice acting career.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Jan 10, 2022
Ep 359: Stress Case Scenario
56:16

Doree's got Omicron anxiety and Henry's finally on the mend. Then we hear from the original "infertility imposter syndrome" listener and give advice to another listener who's wondering whether she should stick with her clinic for her last round of IVF. Plus, we learn about square footage measurements in Japan.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Jan 03, 2022
Ep 358: Director's Cut
41:11

Matt reflects on his two weeks as a TV director and we discuss going to a concert. Then a listener writes in with an interesting suggestion about data and we get some more TV show suggestions for Henry.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. (Really, email us!)


We're off next week so we'll see you in the new year!



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Dec 20, 2021
Ep 357: Boundary Hunter
49:26

Henry's got some big feelings about Matt, and Doree suggests he set some boundaries. We get an update from a listener who had a very irregular cycle and another who became a surrogate after listening to our show. Plus, we get some thoughts on Santa and Daniel Tiger.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.



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Dec 13, 2021
Ep 356: Comeback Kid
1:00:26

Henry worries about people coming back, and Matt gears up for his first week as a director. Then we hear a success story about getting insurance coverage for infertility, the egg signal goes out for PPD, and listeners ask us to weigh in on this season's Great British Bake Off.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com




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Dec 06, 2021
Ep 355: Emotion Sensor
1:00:26

We recap our trip to Disney World and reflect on Henry's emotional state. Then a listener sends out the embryo thawing signal and another listener asks about weight restrictions and IVF.


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Nov 29, 2021
Ep 354: Work in Progress
1:12:41

Matt's heading back to work and Doree speed-reads a book she's obsessed with. Then we get schooled on Daylight Saving Time vs. Standard Time, give advice to a couple of listeners who had potentially life-threatening first pregnancies about whether they should have a second, and hear more about ADHD. Plus: the return of Lex!


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Nov 15, 2021
Ep 353: Clock Talk
58:39

We discuss our Daylight Saving Time woes and Matt's life-changing new Time Timer. Then we hear from listeners about their experiences with ghost babies and respond to a listener who experienced secondary infertility.


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- Time Timer: https://amzn.to/3CUre2t


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- KiwiCo. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.

- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure14 and use code adventure14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts.

- Uncommon Goods. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/adventure.

- Bombas. Get 20% off your first order at Bombas.com/adventure.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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- KiwiCo. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.

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Nov 08, 2021
Ep 352: Sunday Scaries
56:06

We discuss celebrating Halloween. The egg signal goes out about egg donation, and listeners write in with more toddler travel advice and dealing with secondary infertility.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Nov 01, 2021
Ep 351: Boys' Weekend
1:01:34

Doree was away this weekend so Matt and Henry (and Beau) had a weekend to remember. Then we hear from more listeners about impostor syndrome, and a listener writes in to share about her great experience donating her eggs. Plus, listeners share their alone holiday traditions.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Oct 25, 2021
Ep 350: Early Birds
53:44

We discuss how our quick getaway to Palm Springs made us feel old. Then we hear from listeners about infertility impostor syndrome and toddler travel, and the pumpkin patch defenders weigh in.


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Oct 18, 2021
Ep 349: Pumpkin Spice Blah-te
57:14

We are underwhelmed by our visit to a pumpkin patch. Then, a listener asks us whether she is allowed to consider herself part of the infertility community and another listener asks for advice about her depressed husband. Plus, a caller has a GBBO suggestion.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Oct 11, 2021
Ep 348: Dog Days
51:38

Beau seems to be getting along with the new nanny. Listeners have advice about long periods/missing ovulation and having parents come to visit with a newborn, and the egg signal goes out for a listener whose doctor is telling her she needs to lose weight before doing IVF. Plus, we give advice to a listener who's nervous about his upcoming honeymoon at Disney World.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Oct 04, 2021
Ep 347: Hot Goss
57:11

Matt points out Doree's love of gossip and Doree goes deep on Hollywood's labor issues, and we give an update on Henry's dental adventures. Then we hear from listeners about how many transfers is too many transfers, baby and toddler sleep, and what to do when you're young but think you might have fertility issues. Plus, our possibly oldest listener checks in!


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Sep 27, 2021
Ep 346: Tooth or Dare
1:00:48

Henry has a playground mishap and we send out an egg signal for endometriosis with multiple miscarriages. Plus, the debate over birds really exist continues to rage.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Sep 20, 2021
Ep 345: Butt Seriously
44:14

Warning: this episode contains way too much discussion of Matt's butt. Plus, a postpartum signal goes out while Doree pretends she's a doctor, and we get some more Boston travel tips. And don't forget, we did warn you.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Sep 13, 2021
Ep 344: How Bout Wed
1:04:31

Matt survives his weekend alone with Henry, and Doree gets some much-needed time alone and away. We hear from listeners about infertility insurance coverage, whether to test the last embryo, and some fighting words about Disney food.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Sep 06, 2021
Ep 343: Gaming the System
55:40

Doree's leaving town for a few days and Matt is maybe sort of nervous (also, get your emails etc for next week in early, please!). We hear from listeners about postpartum psychosis and give advice to a listener who's considering doing genetic testing on an already-frozen embryo. Plus, a listener's husband seems to hear what he wants to hear.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 30, 2021
Ep 342: Guilding the Lily
57:33

Matt gets philosophical about work, Doree gives an update on potty training, and we hear from listeners about everything from exercise post-transfer to postpartum psychosis. Plus, a listener has a crucial Matt and Doree history question.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure14 and use code adventure14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping.

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- Bombas. Go to Bombas.com/adventure today, and get 20% off your first order.

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Aug 23, 2021
Ep 341: Mood Rings
53:29

Matt gives Doree some space. Then, more listeners reach out about HELLP syndrome, we give (the same!) advice to someone, and we hear one listener's experience with moving embryos.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 16, 2021
Ep 340: IVF Pu Pu Platter
52:03

We discuss how Matt's birthday went and Henry's new vocabulary, and then hear from listeners about HELLP Syndrome and what to do when you have to leave your baby behind on a trip. Plus, we discuss where we're at on the second kid discussion.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 09, 2021
Ep 339: Consult the Spreadsheet
41:29

Doree makes an important spreadsheet and tries to get Matt not to engage in negative self-talk. Then we hear from listeners about HELLP syndrome and vaginismus, and we give advice to a listener whose sister needs to leave her baby at home for an important family trip.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 02, 2021
Ep 338: Winging It
46:53

A listener relates to our potty training discussion, and we send out the vaginismus signal. Plus, the Disney portion of the podcast returns.


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Jul 25, 2021
Ep 337: Simpatico
57:23

Doree hears from a listener whose life path has been eerily similar to hers, while Matt wonders why Doree's feeling blah about her book now that it's been out for three weeks. Plus, we hear from listeners about feeding therapy, car seats, and second children, and then we give tantrum and Disney advice (not to the same person, but it could be applicable in both situations).


Order a signed and personalized copy of Doree's memoir Thanks for Waiting here.


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Jul 19, 2021
Ep 336: Happy Happy Happy Happy
1:05:23

Henry has a new favorite song and a listener asks Doree to reflect on learning to get over nasty criticism. Plus, the extra embryos signal goes out and listeners weigh in on emotional reactions to certain songs.


You can get a personalized copy of Doree's book THANKS FOR WAITING at https://www.booksoup.com/order-signed-copy-thanks-waiting-doree-shafrir.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

  • KiwiCo. Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/EGGCELLENT.
  • Bombas. Go to Bombas.com/adventure today, and get 20% off your first order.
  • HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure14 and use code adventure14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping.
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Jul 12, 2021
Ep 335: A Comedy of Errors
45:29

What's the Fourth of July without some travel misadventures?


You can still order a personalized copy of Doree's book! https://www.booksoup.com/order-signed-copy-thanks-waiting-doree-shafrir


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. We'll be back to regular programming next week.


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Jul 05, 2021
Listen to an Eggcellent Excerpt From Thanks for Waiting
20:02

In this exclusive audio excerpt from Doree's new book, THANKS FOR WAITING: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer, she talks about first learning that she and Matt would have to undergo fertility treatments in order to get pregnant and what inspired them to start Eggcellent Adventure. Download THANKS FOR WAITING at libro.fm, Audible or wherever you get your audiobooks.


Audio excerpted from THANKS FOR WAITING: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer by Doree Shafrir, read by the author. Copyright 2021 by Doree Shafrir. Production Copyright 2021, Penguin Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.



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Jun 29, 2021
Ep 334: The Song Signal
1:10:10

We send out our own signal! Plus, we hear from listeners about fibroids, feet, and more.


Last call to get tickets for Doree's book event Worth the Wait! Also your last chance to get a signed, PERSONALIZED copy of Doree's book! Click here for tickets and to get your copy. To just buy the book, click here.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this episode:

https://plussizebirth.com/

https://asdah.org/

https://haescommunity.com/search/

- The HAES Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/52546775431/

https://bethematch.donordrive.com/participant/Emily-Purcell

instagram.com/milesinmemoryofstella


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Jun 28, 2021
Ep 333: Watch This Space
1:00:20

Doree's a little freaked out about her book launch and Matt tries to reassure her by giving the book the hard sell. We also discuss Father's Day! Plus, a ton of egg signals go out this week, so listen closely.


All of Doree's books bought as part of her book launch event will now be PERSONALIZED! You can get tickets (and the book) here.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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- Bombas. Visit Bombas.com/adventure and use code adventure to get 20% off your first order.

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Jun 21, 2021
Ep 332: Let's Do Lunch
47:29

We wonder what happened to all the salad joints in Midtown Manhattan and reminisce about corporate cafeterias gone by. Then we hear from a listener who has some PIO advice, and another listener who's wondering if she's getting back on the IVF train too quickly.


Get tickets to Doree's virtual launch event on June 28 and 29 for THANKS FOR WAITING here


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Wondercide.  Try Wondercide Flea & Tick Spray for 20% off at wondercide.com/eggcellent.

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- Bombas. Visit Bombas.com/adventure and use code adventure to get 20% off your first order. 

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Jun 14, 2021
Ep 331: Gotta Go
52:14

We discuss our weekend getaway, and Doree reveals details of her book launch (which is news to Matt). Plus, we hear from listeners about recurrent pregnancy loss, PIO shots, and the estrogen patch mystery, and give advice to a listener who's debating whether to do another round of IVF.


Come to Doree's book launch for THANKS FOR WAITING on June 28 and 29! Tickets available here or get more info at Doree's website.


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Jun 07, 2021
Ep 330: Beta Testing
56:08

We got the results of our beta test. Plus we hear about PIO shots and whether estrogen can cause hives, and try to solve a medical mystery.


Register by June 1 to come to our bonus podcast on June 14! Just pre-order Doree's book and go to doree-shafrir.com to sign up.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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May 31, 2021
Ep 329: The 10-Day Wait
57:47

We discuss Doree's upcoming beta test and hear from a listener about her own experience with mosaic embryos. Plus, the egg signal goes out about PIO shots and a mysterious case of hives.


Don't forget to pre-order Doree's book by June 1 to get to come to our LIVE bonus pod recording on June 14! Register at doree-shafrir.com/pre-order.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.

- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure12 and use code adventure12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping.




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May 24, 2021
Ep 328: Hatch Trick
46:38

We discuss Doree's embryo transfer and our seemingly excited embryo. Then we dig into what the embryo's deletion could mean, hear from listeners about vasa previa and Matt gets schooled on the color Doppler.


Join us on June 14th for a very special live bonus podcast episode! Just pre-order Doree's book and register at doree-shafrir.com/pre-order.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.

- Bombas. Go to Bombas.com/adventure today, and get 20% off your first order.




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May 17, 2021
Ep 327: Wrong Batch
42:22

We discuss spending Mother's Day at Disneyland and Henry's newfound love for swimming. A signal goes out for a woman who's struggling with her closest friends and sister-in-law all having babies during the pandemic, and we get some info from listeners on PCOS, "natural" cycles, and Vasa Previa.


We also reveal the pre-order incentive for Doree's book Thanks for Waiting: a live bonus episode podcast recording on June 14! All you have to do is pre-order from any retailer and register at doree-shafrir.com/pre-order. If you can't make it, no worries: the episode will be available for download, but only if you pre-order and register at doree-shafrir.com/pre-order.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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May 10, 2021
Ep 326: Say What?!
1:01:34

The goal posts have moved yet again, and we're still kinda processing all of it.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo.


This episode is sponsored by:

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May 03, 2021
Ep 325: Birthday Boy
53:42

Henry is two! And celebrated his birthday in classic two-year-old fashion. We answer listener questions about Doree's book and put out the egg signal for a listener who's debating what to do with her last embryo. Plus, we learn just how bad things are in Canada right now.


To pre-order Doree's book, go to linktr.ee/doreeshafrir.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by: 

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Apr 26, 2021
Ep 325: Tee Time
51:14

We discuss Matt's renewed love of golf and Doree's secondary love language. We hear from a listener who has an embryo that also has a segmental deletion who has some interesting information for us, and we respond to a listener who wants to know how Matt became okay with the idea of having two kids.


Plus: we want to hear from you about Doree's book pre-order! What kind of pre-order incentive would be the most enticing for you? Let us know at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, or call or text us at 413-461-BABY.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Molekule. Right now, you can save up to $150 during Molekule's limited-time Allergy Sale! Visit Molekule.com and use promo code ADVENTURE120.

- Bombas. Get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.

- Uncommon Goods. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/adventure.

- Wondercide. Try Wondercide Flea & Tick Spray for 20% off at wondercide.com/eggcellent and use promo code EGGCELLENT.

- KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com



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Apr 19, 2021
Ep 324: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Goat
42:13

We catch everyone up on where we're at with our last remaining embryo. Plus, the egg signal goes out for early menopause and how to do IVF when you have a toddler at home.


Email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, or call or text us at 413-461-BABY. You can also email us a voice memo.


Pre-order Doree's new book THANKS FOR WAITING at linktr.ee/doreeshafrir.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes, bags and masks available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE

- Bombas. Get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure

- Uncommon Goods. Go to uncommongoods.com/adventure for 15% off.



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Apr 12, 2021
Ep 323: Going Rogue
52:21

Doree has an off-book update, and Henry loved the Natural History Museum. Plus, listeners weigh in on disappointing egg retrieval results, potty training, breastfeeding, and more.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us (or email us a voice memo!) at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

  • Molekule. Right now, you can save up to $150 during Molekule's limited-time Allergy Sale! Visit Molekule.com and use promo code ADVENTURE120.
  • Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes, bags and masks available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE.
  • Uncommon Goods. Go to uncommongoods.com/adventure for 15% off.
  • Bombas. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get twenty percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.


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Apr 05, 2021
Ep 321: Doreefeed
52:23

Matt feels like he doesn't know what Doree's been up to because he's not on social media anymore, and Doree has a solution for him. Plus, the blastocyst dropoff signal goes out, and listeners weigh in on potty training, being a young parent, being an old parent, and more. AND, make sure to check the Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group for a giveaway of an advance copy of Doree's new book THANKS FOR WAITING! You can also pre-order Doree's book at linktr.ee/doreeshafrir.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY and email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this ep:


This episode is sponsored by:

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Mar 29, 2021
Ep 320: For the Love of Bunny
55:30

We discuss Henry's new love of his stuffed bunny and his extremely sweet family hug. We also hear from listeners who want advice about when to stop doing IVF, how to sleep train a two-year-old, and how to potty train a five-year-old. Plus, we casually drop a bombshell in the last third of the show.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Mar 22, 2021
Ep 319: Daylight Saving Family Time
55:36

We discuss our trip to the aquarium and Henry's adaption to Daylight Saving Time, and get feedback about testosterone therapy, donor conceived children, hovering parents, and more.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


This episode is sponsored by:

- ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 20% off your first purchase.

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- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure12 and use code adventure12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping.




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Mar 15, 2021
Ep 318: Tiny Tyrant
41:31

We contemplate our playground parenting style and Henry's dictator tendencies. A listener sends out the sperm signal for her husband's testosterone levels, and another listener sends out the egg signal for anyone who's gotten donor eggs from another country.


We want your emails and voicemails! Email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, or call or text us at 413-461-BABY.


This episode is sponsored by:

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  • Bombas. get twenty percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.
  • HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure12 and use code adventure12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping.


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Mar 08, 2021
Ep 317: Sk8ter Boi
58:20

We discuss Henry's skater obsession and saying goodbye to his beloved nanny. Then, listeners write in about varicoceles, PCOS, and how to handle two under two. 


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


This episode is sponsored by:

- Ritual. Ritual is offering 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/EGGCELLENT to start your Ritual today.

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Mar 01, 2021
Ep 316: To Sleep, Perchance
53:02

Matt's getting more sleep and listeners have questions about newborn sleep, so it's a real sleepy episode. Plus, listeners have thoughts about love languages, varicoceles, and more.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us (or email us a voice memo!) at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this episode:

https://www.ready.gov/kit

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/emergency-preparedness/


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Feb 22, 2021
Ep 315: The Good Fight
55:32

The great thing about marriage is that even five and a half years in, you're still learning things about each other.


Call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Feb 15, 2021
Ep 314: Post-Covid Life
56:11

Matt's heading back to work, and Doree's thinking about how to tell Henry that his nanny is leaving. Listeners had some heavy questions for us this week, so we're hoping that you all can weigh in as well!


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo.


Mentioned in this episode:

- Eastern Standard Provisions: www.esprovisions.com

- Sally's Baking Addiction pretzel recipe: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/30-minute-whole-wheat-pretzels/


This episode is sponsored by:

- Ritual. Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/EGGCELLENT to start your Ritual today.

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Feb 08, 2021
Ep 313: Doree-Bot
1:03:00

Matt tells the world how much he appreciates Doree, while Doree admits she's already started thinking about Matt's 40th birthday — even though she thought he was a year younger than he actually is. Meanwhile, listeners responded to the amnio signal and asked for advice about one last IVF, nannies, and ovulation pain. Plus, Doree gives her best tips for how to prepare for Covid.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY (2229). You can also email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com, or email us a voice memo.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Ritual. Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/EGGCELLENT to start your Ritual today.

- Bombas. Bombas. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.

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Feb 01, 2021
Ep 312: Turning the Corner
48:48

Matt's on the mend, and Doree and Henry seem to have escaped the Covid, so things in the Shafrira household are looking up. We hear some Covid tips from listeners, and give advice to a listener who's wondering whether she should do an amnio and one who wants to know how to make a bookworm baby.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


This episode is sponsored by:

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- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/80adventure and use code 80adventure to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping on your first box.

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Jan 25, 2021
Ep 311: The One Where Matt Got Covid
49:36

Yep, that's right: Matt has Covid. We discuss his experience testing positive, how we've been trying to keep Doree and Henry healthy, and how he's feeling. Then Doree takes over for the rest of the show to answer listener questions in a somewhat random order, because she's dealing with five million things right now.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY. You can also email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. We also love emailed voice memos!


This episode is sponsored by:

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  • ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.comADVENTURE now to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 20% off your first purchase.
  • KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.
  • Bombas. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.
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Jan 18, 2021
Ep 310: Clem Fandango
46:44

We discuss how our lives have turned into Groundhog Day and what we're doing about it, and give advice to a listener who wants to quit her job. Plus, the Matt Berry portion of the podcast is in full effect.


We need your voicemails and emails!!! Please email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com or call us at 413-461-BABY. You can also email us a voice memo or text us!


This episode is sponsored by:

- Ritual. Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/EGGCELLENT to start your Ritual today.

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- Bombas. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/adventure.

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Jan 11, 2021
Ep 309: Biku Biku
48:17

We get caught up on all of the Christmas and New Year's happenings, and try to figure out WTF Henry is talking about. Plus, a listener has a response to the nuchal signal, and we attempt to give advice to a listener about how to deal with toddler throwing.


Please call us or text us at 413-461-BABY, or email us (or email us a voice memo!) at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Ritual. Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/EGGCELLENT to start your Ritual today.

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- HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/adventure10 and use code adventure10 for 10 free meals, including free shipping!



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Jan 04, 2021
Ep 308: Seven Fishes
53:49

Matt wonders why his family didn't do the Feast of the Seven Fishes, while Doree is a little too excited about her positive experience with Uppababy customer service. Then, listeners send out signals for increased nuchal translucency, thin lining, and experiences trying for a second IVF baby. And you all had more to say about hot dogs.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY and email us (or send us a voice memo) at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


We're off next week! Talk to you in the new year! (Unless you're a Patreon subscriber, in which case we *will* talk to you before the new year. Subscribe at patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.)


Mentioned in this episode:

- Swedish study about nuchael translucency: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0969141315595826

- NICU books: What We Didn't Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth edited by Melody Schreiber and Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human by Sarah DiGregorio

- Pumping resources: Momma Alia on YouTube and @pump_momma_pump, @bemybreastfriend, and @exclusive_pumping on Instagram


This episode is sponsored by:

- Bruush. Get 15% off your Brüush when you use promo code EGGCELLENT at bruush.com.

- Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE

- KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/EGGCELLENT

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Dec 21, 2020
Ep 307: Fresh Baked Signature Select
57:35

We discuss Henry's toddler behavior and the cancellation of our holiday plans. Then we hear from several listeners with PPROM and NICU advice, and reassure a listener that her one-year-old is not embarking on a career as a book destroyer. Plus, it turns out that overnight French toast IS a thing.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE.

- Bruush.  Get 15% off plus free express shipping December 16 through December 20 when you use promo code EGGCELLENT at bruush.com.

Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE or use promo code ADVENTURE.

- Molekule. Save up to $200 during Molekule’s limited time Black Friday sale at Molekule.com. Please make sure to support the show by using promo code ADVENTURE20 and enjoy free shipping and a 30-day free trial on your order!



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Dec 14, 2020
Ep 306: Let's Get This Bread
49:38

We discuss Doree's new baking endeavors and her book revision, and then hear from listeners about PPROM, sleep regressions, and the rules about masks in England. Plus, the Bake Off portion of the podcast returns.


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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  • ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 10% off your first purchase!
  • KiwiCo. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com. 
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Dec 07, 2020
Ep 305: You've Got Me Feeling Emotions
57:03

Matt gets overwhelmed on Thanksgiving when Doree wraps presents for a child in need. The egg signal goes out for successful egg retrievals in women over 43, we get a vaginal scar tissue update (and a signal), and another listener wants to know if she should try IUIs. Plus, you all had more thoughts on pooping in retail establishments. Who knew?! 


Call us or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Nov 30, 2020
Ep 304: A Socially Distant Thanksgiving
57:48

We discuss our socially distant Thanksgiving plans, and also Henry's first dentist appointment. Then, a listener weighs in on the extra embryos conundrum, and we give advice to a listener who's struggling with "BE POSITIVE" advice. Plus, the darts portion of the podcast is hopping!


Please call or text us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

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Nov 23, 2020
Ep 303: Poops, I Did It Again
54:46

Henry had a big week, Matt's still into darts, and listeners had a lot to say about poop. Plus, the "what should I do with my last PGS-tested embryo" signal goes out, and we have thoughts about the most recent Bake-Off ep.


Mentioned in this episode:

Fave Jewish recipes: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/christinebyrne/challah-apple-stuffing

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/jamiegeller.com/.amp/recipes/nothing-sweeter-rosh-hashanah-apple-roses/

 

https://whatjewwannaeat.com/sweet-potato-kugel/

 

https://whatjewwannaeat.com/potato-zucchini-kugel-cupcakes/


Dyson cordless vacuum: https://amzn.to/35vektj


This episode is sponsored by:

- Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE

- Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE or use promo code ADVENTURE.

- KiwiCo. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code EGGCELLENT at kiwico.com.



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Nov 16, 2020
Ep 302: Dart School
57:01

We discuss the election results and our new hobby: darts. Then the septum signal goes out, as does the candle shop + explosive diarrhea signal (it's a whole thing), and a listener shares a template for asking for insurance coverage from your employer. And do stick around for the Great British Bake-Off portion of the pod!


Insurance letter template: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JiDoozRcnSbvLHHum_nWbupKiLT3K92X/view?usp=sharing


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


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Nov 09, 2020
Ep 301: Notes on a Candle
54:17

Topics discussed: Henry as Thor, Henry as a recycling bin, challah baking, brownie baking, miscarriage, genetic mutations, Chinese herbs, advent calendars, Great British Bake-Off, and candles. Lots and lots of candles.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo — we like those!


This episode is sponsored by:

- Rothy's. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/ADVENTURE

- Bruush. Get 15% off your Brüush when you use promo code EGGCELLENT at bruush.com.

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Nov 02, 2020
Ep 300: Saint Misbehavin'
1:04:24

We discuss what it's like now that Henry is 18 months old (!), and Doree asks Matt when he's getting his flu shot. We decide to put a moratorium on second child feedback, and give advice to a listener whose friend has had several miscarriages. Plus, we debate whether this season's bakers on GBBO are bad or just at a disadvantage for being in quar.


Call us at 413-461-BABY, or send us a voice memo or email at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


This episode is sponsored by:

- Uncommon Goods.  To get 15% off your first gift, go to uncommongoods.com/adventure



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Oct 26, 2020
Ep 299: Weekend Warriors
54:38

We discuss our busy weekend with Henry, and then the Great Second Child Debate rages on, sparked by a listener who wonders what's up with that mosaic embryo we have lying around. Plus, a listener reads our minds about the Great British Bake-Off (or Baking Show, depending on your preference), we give advice to a listener who wants to support a friend, and a listener leaves us a voice memo about leaving space in a marriage.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


This episode is sponsored by:

- Brooklinen. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code adventure, only at Brooklinen.com.

- KiwiCo. Get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/EGGCELLENT

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Oct 19, 2020
Ep 298: Anniversary Special
55:18

Yep, happy anniversary to us! It's been five years since we got married and we're feeling a little reflective. Then a listener asks where we are with the second kid stuff and we get REAL reflective. Plus, we get an update from a listener who wrote in a year ago (!) about cats and babies, and another update from the double incision C-section listener. And a listener manages to save Matt from having to dig up his turkey recipe!


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo, we love those!


Mentioned in this episode:


This episode is sponsored by:

  • Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE or use promo code ADVENTURE.
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Oct 12, 2020
Ep 297: Ovary Achiever
56:29

We discuss Henry's epic sleep fail and try to unpack the root of Matt's obliger-ness. We hear from a listener about her donor egg pregnancy, listen to a voicemail with a truly unfortunate pun, and get an update from our listener with a micropreemie and hear back from our OG listener with a dead mom. Plus, we discuss Zumbo's Just Desserts, because why not.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. You can also email us a voice memo!


Mentioned in this episode:

- Creating A Family: https://creatingafamily.org/infertility-category/teens-born-via-spermegg-donation-or-surrogacy-are-doing-fine/

- Post-Partum International: https://www.postpartum.net/


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Oct 05, 2020
Ep 296: If the Shoe Fits
54:07

Doree has a lot to say about Henry's new shoes. We get a listener update about embryo biopsying, and a couple of listeners weigh in on the climate change discussion with tangible actions people can take. Plus, we discuss the holidays and visiting family, and Matt finally reveals what his job title is.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Sep 28, 2020
Ep 295: Safety Dance
57:41

Matt explains what life on the set has been like with all of the new safety procedures in place. We get an update from the listener whose sister is no longer speaking to her after her pregnancy announcement, and the embryo donation signal goes out (Matt had to rifle through his signal files, but he found it). We also respond to a listener's question about our kid's future now that the world is crumbling around us.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Sep 21, 2020
Ep 294: Guilt Trip
58:30

Matt discusses exploring his feelings of guilt in therapy, while Doree is feeling delirious from the last push on her book (or maybe from the smoky air?). We get an update from the listener whose husband was unable to perform on retrieval day, and also get some clarifications on cancer markers. Plus, Sam is settling in to life in Kansas.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this episode:

- Children's books about IVF: http://www.xyandme.com

https://www.booksfordonorkids.com/our-books.html


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Sep 14, 2020
Ep 293: Feelin' Hot Hot Hot
55:49

The SoCal heat is melting us, but we're soldiering on. Matt survived week two of work and Doree survived a week of intense writing, and Henry just kept being Henry. We hear from a lot of you about performance anxiety on retrieval day, and get some more thyroid info. Then we give advice to a listener who's struggling to make a decision about potentially retesting her embryos, and another listener wonders who the new guy is.


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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 292: Feeling Better
1:00:27

Everyone's feeling pretty good about Matt being back at work, and Doree's book now has a cover *and* is available for pre-order! Eggheads, you know what to do. Pre-order her book here: linktr.ee/doreeshafrir. And yes, she will be reading the audiobook, which you can also pre-order! Plus, Matt decides that the thyroid signal is staying ON, and we also send out the performance anxiety signal for a listener whose husband was unable to do the deed on the day of her retrieval. And a listener sends us the email templates he used to successfully advocate for additional fertility coverage at his work. You can access them on Google Docs here:

  • Email to Co-Workers about IVF Benefits: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U51rYFgr-iG3hqfsfCChjV3MfdQzmbEHkDgxtMoYab0/edit?usp=sharing
  • Email to HR and/or Union Rep about IVF Benefits: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e6rodIz1ppoyonLJIS8G35jTcbypoEuaO_z7vOZBirg/edit?usp=sharing


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Aug 31, 2020
Ep 291: Work It Out
1:03:05

Matt's feeling some type of way about going back to work, and we discuss the results of Doree's latest appointment with DKB. We also hear from a couple more old moms and get some guidance for the listener who thought she might have thyroid issues, and several listeners reach out about their miscarriage experiences.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 24, 2020
Ep 290: Imaginary Cat
1:05:06

Henry is an escape artist, and we're trying to figure out how to stay one step ahead of him. (Probably impossible.) We discuss DKB in the news and what it means to advocate for yourself as a patient, plus hear from listeners about being an older mom and moving to a new city. Plus, the medical mystery signal goes out!


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Aug 17, 2020
Ep 289: Hitting the Wall
58:48

How are you dealing with hitting your pandemic wall? We need some ideas. We get lots of good suggestions for dealing with scar tissue and double C-section incisions, ponder what it means to be an older parent, and give advice to a listener who just moved far from home and is feeling very lonely.


Email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, or call us at 413-461-BABY.


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Aug 10, 2020
Ep 288: Cry It Out
1:03:12

Henry reaaaaalllly put us through the ringer today, but we soldier on. We discuss next steps after getting the results of Matt's semen analysis, and report back from Henry's 15-month appointment. We also get some answers for the pregnant powerlifter and the woman who's been living separately from her husband because of the pandemic, and the double-incision C-section signal goes out.


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Aug 03, 2020
Ep 287: Analyze This
56:44

Matt's gearing up for his semen analysis on Monday, while Doree finally gives Matt his Father's Day present. We hear from a listener who's wondering whether she can continue powerlifting while pregnant, and another listener wonders whether she needs to continue to quarantine from her husband. Plus, Matt gives some tech advice and we get a recommendation for a name for a potential season 3.


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Jul 27, 2020
Ep 286: OK Boomer
58:01

We go on a tangent about cultural touchstones and Doree decides that Matt is a boomer in millennial clothing. Plus, we hear from a couple of new parents of science babies and another listener whose partner had zero sperm, and we try to give advice to parents who are struggling with whether to send their kids back to school. And Matt weighs in on how to make your internet faster and which gaming chair to buy.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


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Jul 20, 2020
Ep 285: What's Your Tendency?
57:17

Doree made a childcare schedule, and Matt had some thoughts about it. Plus we hear from listeners who had similar zero sperm experiences, and give advice to a teacher who's wondering if she should go back to work in person, and a listener who's about to meet her birth mother for the first time. And Matt has an existential crisis when he learns about Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.


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Jul 13, 2020
Ep 284: Words of IVF-firmation
55:25

Doree's gotten very into Animal Crossing, which prompts Matt to reminisce about his Red Dead Redemption days. A listener wonders if we have unresolved IVF PTSD and speculates about our love languages, and we discuss Matt's lifestyle changes as he tries to improve his sperm. Plus, a listener asks about our thoughts on Disneyland reopening.


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Jul 06, 2020
Ep 283: Dumb and Dumber
56:17

Matt's sperm has gotten worse but he has a plan to fix it, while Doree's stewing about all of the socializing she's seeing on social media. Plus, we hear from a listener who was inspired to become a gestational carrier thanks to this here podcast, and give advice to a woman who wants a second opinion about her IVF options.


Please email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com or call us at 413-461-BABY.


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Jun 29, 2020
Ep 282: Father's Day
50:29

We celebrated Father’s Day with some matching T-shirts and a new pair of face socks, plus we got an unwelcome surprise when we went to get the last few things from the old house. Plus, we hear a Zymot chip success story, and a new signal goes out for a listener whose husband has azoospermia due to nuclear weapons exposure (!). And we hear yet another perspective on the only child debate.


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Jun 22, 2020
Ep 281: Baby Brain
41:50

We've got an update from Doree's latest RE visit, and Matt admits that he's still ambivalent about the whole project. Plus, listeners tell us their experiences as biracial children and parents of biracial children, and we get a hot tip about a magic dog bowl.


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Jun 15, 2020
Ep280: We Want the Skunk
1:03:42

Beau got sprayed by a skunk, which was a minor disaster, and Henry went to his first protest. We get clarification from a couple of Orthodox Jews about rules around "spilling seed," and put out the medical fellowship pregnancy signal.


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Jun 08, 2020
Ep 279: One Is Not the Loneliest Number
1:01:06

Turns out that many of you had thoughts about being an only child and having an only child. Matt puts Doree on the spot and asks her to articulate why she wants a second kid, and then a listener articulates it much better. We also hear about going back to daycare and get lots of suggestions for games that two people can play.


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Jun 01, 2020
Ep 278: Sunday Scaries
1:10:45

Matt's got the Sunday scaries, Henry's got a new kiddie pool, and Doree's just happy that her new external monitor works. A listener asks us for advice about whether she should start IVF during Covid times, and we reassure another listener that she can still bond with her newborn niece when this is all over. And, a bee update.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Mentioned in this episode:

https://emilyoster.substack.com/p/grandparents-and-day-care


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May 24, 2020
Ep 277: It's All Coming Back
1:11:31

Henry's cardiologist appointment, Doree's birthday, Mother's Day, a run-in with the finance person at the fertility clinic — so many things happened this week! A listener writes in to make the mathematical case for donor embryos, and another listener who's a genetic counselor offers to help us figure out what's up with our remaining embryo.


Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com with questions, comments, concerns, or if you just want to say hi.


Mentioned in this episode:

- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology: https://www.sart.org

- National Society of Genetic Counselors database: https://www.nsgc.org/page/find-a-gc-search

- Bee removal video: https://youtu.be/3DuGIJXp_fk


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May 17, 2020
Ep 276: Negative Nancy Drew
1:12:32

We check in with each other about where we're at regarding trying for another kid, and Matt gets peeved at Doree for her negative attitude. Also, Henry has (another!) rash. We hear from a couple of listeners who report possible infertility clinic upselling, and a listener responds to the FemVue signal that went out last week.


Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com.


Check out Doree's Amazon shop of baby recs: https://www.amazon.com/shop/doree


Mentioned in this episode:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/entertainment/should-i-freeze-my-eggs/2nd-opinions-episode-4/2018/05/01/133b39f8-4cbc-11e8-85c1-9326c4511033_video.html?

- https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2656811

- Kids' ukulele: https://amzn.to/2YTNNTA

- Kids' floor drum: https://amzn.to/2LhsAen

- Kids' glockenspiel: https://amzn.to/3cn0Qks





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May 11, 2020
Ep 275: Wait A Second
1:11:36

Ep 275: Wait A Second


Henry went to his 12-month appointment, the long-awaited couch finally arrived, and a listener sends us on an existential journey about trying for another kid. (You thought we were done with that discussion, didn't you?!)


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Mentioned in this episode:

https://news.avclub.com/return-to-2003-with-two-decades-worth-of-homestar-runne-1842840286

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjnXkhwubzQ


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May 04, 2020
Ep 274: Top Shelf
49:27

Matt's exhausted after putting together a huge IKEA shelving unit for Doree. We hear more stories of family drama, as well as a question from a listener about how to encourage her older sister to do IVF. And we hear from a listener who's feeling guilty about enjoying this time.

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Apr 20, 2020
Ep 273: Fertility Detective
1:12:26

More listeners weigh in on the woman who told her older sister she was pregnant via FaceTime, plus we got tips on going through a planned C-section during a global pandemic. And Matt gets some advice about his dust problem.

Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com and let us know how you're doing.

Mentioned in this episode:


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Apr 13, 2020
Ep 272: On the Home Front
57:02

We hear from a listener who's nervous about facing a C-section alone, another who's having trouble handling her two-year-old and working full time, and we also hear from Lex about what life on the road as a trucker is like in the time of coronavirus. On a lighter note, we get lots of recs for Disney podcasts.

Email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com or call us at 413-461-BABY and let us know how you're doing.

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Apr 06, 2020
Ep 271: Sister Tact
1:00:29

We get a doozy of an email from a pregnant listener whose sister has stopped speaking to her, and Matt has a theory about why.

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Mar 30, 2020
Ep 270: Hunkering Down
1:17:23

Matt's living the self-isolation dream, while Doree's anxious about everything going on (at least her anxiety made her buy toilet paper early). We hear from several listeners whose IVF procedures have been canceled or delayed and share how we've been occupying our time.

Please call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com and let us know how you're doing!

We forgot to include the link to the website about insurance last week! Here it is: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/health_insurers/ivf_fertility_preservation_law_qa_guidance

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Mar 23, 2020
Ep 269: Coronapod
53:04

We discuss how we're dealing with COVID-19. We also want to hear from you: how are you handling social distancing? If you have to go to work, what's that like? If you're currently doing infertility treatments, what's happening with those? We're here for you! Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

This week we also hear a poem (!) about infertility (it's much better than it sounds), get an update from a listener who wrote in two weeks ago, and get some very helpful advice about navigating health insurance vis-a-vis IVF.

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Mar 16, 2020
Replay: Ep 11: My Two Dads
1:12:47

We revisit one of our favorite episodes this week.

Doree and Matt ring in the new year with a very special guest: their friend Marc, who's also using science to have a baby with his husband, Chris. Doree and Matt talk to Marc about selecting an egg donor and a surrogate, how much everything costs ($$$$), what it's like when things don't work out the way you planned, and how to stay sane during the process.

Call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

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Mar 09, 2020
Ep 268: Bust Out
52:12

We survived Vegas — without Henry! — and even Doree admitted that the Dave Matthews Band concert was amazing. Plus, we ponder one listener's sperm donor dilemma and give advice about dog/baby interaction. Also, Matt's Plumbing Company is open for business, and he's already got a few customers.

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Mar 03, 2020
Ep 267: The Happiest-ish Place on Earth
58:55

We took Henry to Disneyland, and (barely) survived. Also, Matt is a plumber now. Plus, we give advice to a listener about traveling with a baby and get into yet another discussion of whether to have a second kid.

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Feb 24, 2020
Ep 266: One Is (Not) the Loneliest Number
59:26

A listener email sends us into an existential tailspin.

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Feb 17, 2020
Ep 265: Cord Cutting
52:17

We cut the cord! (Cable, not umbilical.) Henry had a playdate and Doree figures out how to manage his diaper changes, more listeners weigh in on renting vs. owning, and the signal goes out for a support group for dads in the LA area. If you know of any, email us: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com, or you can call us at 413-461-BABY.

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Feb 10, 2020
Ep 264: Moved To Tears
58:45

We moved, and it was more emotional than any of us was expecting — especially Matt. Plus we get a response to last week's estrogen signal and a listener who works in the pharmaceutical industry has some thoughts about expired drugs — and the Homestar Runner portion of the podcast is still with us.

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Feb 03, 2020
Ep 263: To Mosaic or Not To Mosaic
52:58

Apologies in advance for the testiness on this ep — turns out that two days before you move out of a house you've lived in for five and a half years is a stressful time! We also hear another perspective on our mosaic dilemma and the estrogen signal goes out for a woman who wants to freeze her eggs, but estrogen gives her horrible migraines. And yet more Homestar Runner fans reveal themselves!

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Jan 27, 2020
Ep 262: Freeze Game
1:03:03

We hear from a listener who wonders if egg freezing is a scam, and have an update on our move. Plus we get some more info about mosaicism and there's yet more Homestar Runner for Matt (and some listeners) to reminisce about.

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Jan 20, 2020
Ep 261: Space Quest
1:06:45

We may have solved our house woes, but Henry's been sick so we've been a little frazzled. We send out the mosaic embryo signal, hear from lots of you with moving advice and get some answers for the craniosynostosis signal.

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Jan 13, 2020
Ep 260: Home Economics
1:20:26

We went to New York with Henry and lived to tell the tale, and Matt expresses frustration with our current living situation. We also hear from listeners about preterm labor, and the craniosynostosis signal goes out. Plus we take a rather long detour into a discussion of whether or not to move.

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Jan 06, 2020
Ep 259: Donor Signals
59:00

Listeners had a lot of donor-related questions this week. Plus, the debate over Pump Up the Volume continues to rage!

We're off next week! Happy holidays and we'll talk to you in the new year.

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Dec 23, 2019
Ep 258: Thrills, Chills, and Spills
57:18

Henry's got a real thrill-seeker attitude, and Matt's a little panicked about what this means for our upcoming trip. Then we hear from listeners about breastfeeding, cats, and placenta accreta, and the preterm labor signal goes out for a listener who's not sure if she should take progesterone to prevent it. Plus, the debate over Pump Up the Volume rages on, and we get a TV rec from a British listener!

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Dec 16, 2019
Ep 257: Matt Misses the Internet
1:02:40

Matt goes on a little walk down the internet's memory lane while we discuss Henry's newfound mobility. We also hear updates from a couple of listeners and get a lot of advice about cats and babies.


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Dec 09, 2019
Ep 256: Talking Turkey
1:02:08

Matt saved Thanksgiving, but now we're worried that everyone might be getting sick — so Doree made us take a last-minute trip to the pediatric urgent care. A bunch of listeners weighed in on the eclampsia email from last week, and we also sent out the New Job, Newly Pregnant signal and the Cat and Baby signal. Plus, Matt has now been sufficiently chastised about his turkey recipe and he will never have to scramble to find it again.

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Dec 02, 2019
Ep 255: Trivial Pursuits
1:11:24

We hosted a trivia night and Henry slept through the whole thing. Plus: the tube signal has been answered, and the second baby after preeclampsia signal goes out... but we have some gentle words of advice for the listener who wrote in about it. Plus, Matt goes into a minor panic when a listener asks for his turkey recipe.

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Nov 25, 2019
Ep 254: Overheard in LA
1:00:53

We went out to dinner and were somewhat traumatized by the conversation at the next table. Plus, Matt encourages a listener who's sad about spending Thanksgiving away from family to reframe the narrative, we hear from listeners with advice about uterine septums and egg freezing, and the tube signal goes out for a listener who's worried about losing one of her Fallopian tubes.

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Nov 18, 2019
Ep 253: Gallbladder Chatter
51:36

Matt's had a rough day (and might have a gallbladder infection?!), while Doree is excited about going from pumping five times a day to three times a day. The donor egg and dumb sperm signal goes out, and after hearing about Massachusetts's new paid family leave law, we wonder if we should move back to this utopia. Plus, a listener shares her experience of getting rid of baby clothes and coming to terms with having one child.

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Nov 11, 2019
Episode 201: Preggcellent Adventure
1:11:55

Eggheads had opinions about what should be next for the pod, and after reading all of your emails and listening to your voicemails, we came to a conclusion, too. So: welcome to Season 2 of Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure! It's the same Eggcellent Adventure you know and love, just now with pregnancy. Like, officially.

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Nov 04, 2019
Ep 252: Certainty Principle
1:09:00

A philosopher (!) writes in to explain what our disagreement over Doree's C-section was really about. Plus, we hear about the cost of surrogacy in Idaho and get suggestions about Henry's eczema and our Too Much Stuff problem.

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Nov 04, 2019
Ep 251: He's Got a Window
1:04:06

When Matt says it's time to purge, it's time to purge. We hear from more listeners about coming to terms with not having a second child, a listener writes in with some baby eczema advice, the PPD signal goes out, and a German woman insists that nice Germans exist (she is one of them).

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Oct 28, 2019
Episode 250: Happy Fourth
1:09:40

Doree and Matt wish each other a Happy Fourth... anniversary. We hear from listeners who want us to know that #notallcyclists are jerks, and Matt checks in with Doree about whether she's still thinking about trying for a sibling for Henry. Plus, the echogenic bowel signal goes out, and a listener reaffirms Doree's belief that there is mass confusion surrounding how many weeks are in a month.

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Oct 21, 2019
Ep 249: Rash Decisions
1:12:35

Henry's got a rash, we get into a discussion about whether we want to have more kids after a listener writes in about how do you wrap your head around being "done," and Matt has an unpleasant encounter with a fellow cyclist. Plus, a LOT of you had thoughts about baby touching, and after a question about our baby gear recommendations, Doree suggests doing a whole episode devoted to baby gear, which Matt seems to veto.

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Oct 14, 2019
Ep 248: Hi, Holidays!
45:09

Doree and Matt discuss celebrating Rosh Hashanah and the significance of Yom Kippur, and Doree reveals that she got mastitis. They hear back from the listener who wanted to know what to say around her drinking friends, and the clinic signal goes out for a Lady Urologist.

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Oct 07, 2019
Ep 247: Keep the Routine
56:45

We report back on the rest of our trip to Boston with Henry, and our big takeaway is: keep a baby's routine as similar to home as possible, and don't get a bathtub that's too small for your baby. Also bring a baby carrier on the plane. We also get responses to the one-testicle-after-chemo and the RIE signals, and hear advice from listeners about workaholic partners.

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Sep 30, 2019
Ep 246: Have Baby, Will Travel
1:06:21

We're in Boston with Henry, who was a champion flyer on the way here so we're bracing ourselves for a hellish flight back. After a BBQ, Doree gets wistful about having old friends you can just hang out with on the weekends with no pressure. We also get updates from a couple of listeners with very early pregnancies, the "working with one ball that has been through chemo after testicular cancer” signal goes out, and after a listener asks about RIE, we get probably way too smug about some of our parenting choices. But hey, what's parenting without SOMEONE being smug? Today, it happens to be us.

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Sep 23, 2019
Ep 245: Casting Sperm with Molly Hawkey
1:06:56

This week, we welcome a very special guest: Molly Hawkey, host of the Spermcast podcast! We talk to Molly about her quest to become a single mother by choice, looking for a sperm donor, moving on from four IUIs to IVF, and so much more. Listen to Spermcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and learn more at https://spermcastpod.com/.

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Sep 16, 2019
Ep 244: Baby You Can Drive My Car
49:54

Doree took Henry to the beach in her new car, and it turns out, the baby loves the beach. Matt's been working a ton (what else is new?!) and Henry has been sleeping so well that we don't want to jinx anything (whoops, we just did). Plus, we hear more ideas about how to help the woman with premature twins, and give advice to a woman who's trying to get pregnant but is friends with a lot of social drinkers,

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Sep 09, 2019
Ep 243: Why Can't We Be (Mom) Friends
51:14

Doree discusses her efforts to make mom friends, while Matt wonders why his week off was so busy. Plus we discuss taking Henry on his first trip (to Vegas, of course) and his doctor's appointment. We also hear from listeners with advice for miracle baby pregnancies, and debate the merits of the Willow vs. the Elvie when it comes to wireless pumps.

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Sep 03, 2019
Ep 242: Butt Stuff
1:07:23

Matt comes up with a name for a line of diapers, Doree talks about pumping in public, and Henry has a cold. We hear from a listener who might need fertility help but whose partner is ambivalent about kids, there's some embryo talk, and the miracle baby signal goes out. Plus, we get some TV recs for shows you'll like if you liked Instant Hotel.

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Aug 26, 2019
Ep 241: Away We Go
1:06:50

Doree and Matt both struggle with being away from Henry. Plus, we hear from new listeners who have questions about quitting smoking and thoughts on supporting their children's future pregnancy journeys, get advice about how to remember Beau always, and find some new Instant Hotel fans.

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Aug 19, 2019
Ep 240: Back to Work
59:43

Matt's back at work and can't believe how much Henry has grown. Then we discuss meeting with a real estate broker, Matt tries to explain his obsession with Mount Everest, and we get gently corrected about a few things we said last week.

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Aug 12, 2019
Ep 239: Sleep Schedule
1:08:18

We respond to a listener who asks about Henry's sleeping arrangements since birth, hear about two vessel umbilical cords, get some good advice about finding a therapist, and solve the #DeepBlueSeaYes mystery. Plus, our financial coach is offering our listeners 20% off their first month if you mention you're a fan of the show when you sign up at dylanteachesfinance.com.

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Aug 05, 2019
Ep 238: Car Trouble
58:33

Matt's not thrilled with Doree's driving, and when he learn something surprising about the lease on her car it sends him into a tailspin. We hear from listeners about last week's baby bonding signal and IVF clinical trials, and we also learn about kosher IVF.

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Jul 29, 2019
Episode 237: Repeat Offender
1:11:52
Look, Matt is VERY SORRY about all of the recent repeating episodes, and he's decided to make it up to you by weighing in on the very upsetting story of the woman who gave birth to the wrong embryos. The egg signal goes out for a woman who is wondering if there's anyone else out there with a disability who is married to a trans woman who froze her sperm prior to transitioning (we assured her that there was, so please, show yourselves!). We also hear from listeners with advice for nurses and for anyone looking for a daycare. Plus, Matt finally gets his review of the Encore Boston Harbor!

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Jul 22, 2019
Episode 236: Baby Jail
1:11:22

Henry's living his best life in his new baby jail — where Beau can't step on him. We also hear from listeners about Hashimoto's, get updates from a couple of listeners who we've heard from before, and send out egg signals about childcare and advice for a future labor & delivery nurse. Plus, more endorsements for the LEGO video games!

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Jul 15, 2019
Ep 235: Earthquake Aftermath
52:30

We were rattled by two earthquakes, and also, Henry does not love naps. We hear from a woman who is just looking for some hope after several failed rounds of IVF, and the egg signal goes out for anyone who has Hashimoto's disease and is trying to get pregnant. Plus, we discuss where we are with our finances.

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Jul 08, 2019
Ep 234: Head of the Class
57:07

Well, it's official: Henry will have trouble finding hats that fit. Plus, a listener wonders how Doree got over feeling like she wasted an embryo transfer before her septum was found, Doree gets lots of pumping advice, and we learn that feeling very emotional after baby is totally normal for both of us (but Matt still can't listen to the Lion King).

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Jul 01, 2019
Episode 233: It's A Trap
1:08:54

Matt can't believe Doree let him sleep late AND is letting him go to Vegas, so it must be a trap. Or is it?? We also discuss our marriage more generally, and hear from a listener who's wondering whether she should announce her IVF pregnancy at her no-kids-allowed wedding.

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Jun 24, 2019
Episode 232: Just You Wait
1:17:29

Matt reflects on his first Father's Day, and Doree learns that she loves baby wearing. Plus the uterus signal goes out for a listener who had a wonky transfer, we get follow ups from a couple of listeners who we heard from last week — including a very important clarification on the Christmas Expo — and we also hear some advice for breastfeeding with a bad back that Matt decides will be useful for him.

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Jun 17, 2019
Ep 231: 7 Week Itch
1:18:00

Lots of updates from listeners this week, including the single vs. double embryo transfer listener! Plus, Henry's got some work to do on the napping front, and we send out a couple of egg signals on topics we haven't covered yet, if you can believe that.

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Jun 10, 2019
Ep 230: Scam I Am
1:11:53

We report back on Henry's trip to the pediatrician, breastfeeding, and physical therapy, and the egg signal goes out about what to do when your eggs don't mature. Plus, we hear from listeners who confirm that a twin pregnancy is in fact high risk, and we give advice to a pregnant woman who's going to Disneyland for a week with her in-laws.

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Jun 03, 2019
Ep 229: Pump It Up
1:17:13

With the help of some astute listeners, we hash out our feelings about pumping and breastfeeding, and also go back to our roots with some IVF-related questions.

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May 27, 2019
Actually... Episode 228: Boob Job
59:58

It's Henry's world now — we're just trying to figure out how to get him on the boob and whether we'll ever get any sleep again.

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May 20, 2019
Ep 227: Milky Way
46:30

We dealt with some feeding woes this week, and lil' Henry makes his first guest appearance on the pod. Plus, Doree's cervical exam pain is validated by a listener, and another listener has an out-of-the-box suggestion for how Matt can finally see Avengers: Endgame.

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May 13, 2019
Ep 226: Big Brother Beau
56:58

Beau and Henry, Henry and Beau: We finish the tale of coming home from the hospital, and talk about Beau and Henry's burgeoning relationship.

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May 06, 2019
Ep 225: He Looks Like A Henry
1:01:16

Henry Julian Mira is here! And we want to tell you all the details of how he came into the world last week.

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Apr 29, 2019
Ep 224: Baby Pants
55:28

We've reached Doree's due date, but there's still no baby. We hear from a few people about their not-so-bad induction experiences, plus one birth story that was, frankly, terrifying (but don't worry, it had a happy ending). Plus, a listener suggests a new direction that the podcast could go in.

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Apr 22, 2019
Ep 223: Womb Service
1:11:46

Doree Shafrir the Boy is gaining weight like a champ and still shows no interest in vacating the premises. We hear from listeners about infertility insurance coverage, diblings, and an "incompetent cervix," and a signal goes out for anyone who might be dealing with the illness of an extended family member.

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Apr 15, 2019
Ep 222: Take Your Time
1:12:01

We've been informed that our son is in no hurry to come out — so now we wait. Plus we hear from a listener about her Kondo efforts, an IVF signal goes out about insurance coverage, and another nanny has advice for the nanny from last week about telling her employer about her pregnancy. And a godmother/aunt weighs in on how to best support new parents.

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Apr 08, 2019
Ep 221: Baby Long Legs
1:20:42

It's been a busy week: We've made progress on the house, went to the doctor, and had a prenatal session with our doula. Plus, we hear from listeners about maternity leave policies and FMLA, dealing with a sick parent before you're ready to have kids, and how to tell your employer you're pregnant when you're a nanny.

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Apr 01, 2019
Ep 220: Do These Names Spark Joy?
1:16:20

We discuss some names that we contemplated and rejected, go over our last doctor's appointment, and talk about what is in store now that Matt's done with work. Plus, we hear from listeners about bad maternity leave policies, a surprise septum, hospital bags, and staying close with your dead parents' friends.

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Mar 25, 2019
Ep 219: Advice Squad
1:04:25

We contemplate the nature of unsolicited advice, and hear from listeners about struggling to have a second child, "birth goals," and a fertility clinic in Ohio offering a seemingly great deal. Plus, we enlist the help of a friend of the podcast to answer a question about how to go through IVF when your mom has recently died.

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Mar 18, 2019
Ep 218: Dehydration Station
1:03:50

It turns out that there's a difference between drinking a lot of water and DRINKING A LOT OF WATER. We also respond to a listener who can't tell if she's ready to be done with IVF, get feedback about our non-plan birth plan, and get an update from a listener whose baby was found to have birth defects in the womb.

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 217: Fluid Situation
1:15:11

News from the 32-week appointment, more on postpartum rage, Doree discusses her pregnancy body, and an existential question about whether it was all worth it.

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Mar 04, 2019
Episode 216: Goodnight Sweetheart
1:21:57

We discuss the latest with Beau's baby prep... and our baby prep. Plus, a listener question has us pondering whether a sibling for Doree Shafrir the Man is realistic.

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Feb 25, 2019
Episode 215: Lullabye-bye-bye
1:08:01

Wow, you guys sure like to talk about lullabies. Doree made a Spotify playlist of all your suggestions! Plus we hear more about the pros and cons of the Rock N' Play, why there aren't many parenting books on audio, birth photography, and a couple of very nice voicemails from grateful listeners. (Those are always welcome!)

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Feb 18, 2019
Episode 214: Face the Music
1:30:44

We went to a daylong childbirth class and now know how to use an exercise ball during labor. Plus we attempt to find the perfect lullaby for our child, and the translocation signal goes out.

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Feb 11, 2019
Episode 213: Rad Dad Redemption
1:17:54

We went on a hospital tour and sh*t got real for Matt. Plus, we learned a lot about infant language development, and several listeners had advice for the woman suffering from PMDD. And both of us got some inspiration for spinoff podcasts.

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Feb 04, 2019
Episode 212: Everything Is Too Much
1:14:57

Doree's officially in her third trimester and officially feeling overwhelmed. We went to an infant CPR and first aid class and could feel reasonably confident that we could perform the Heimlich if necessary. Doree also responds to a listener who asks some specific questions about how pregnancy is going, and the mental health signal goes out for a listener who's concerned about his wife who suffers from PMDD.

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Jan 28, 2019
Episode 211: Space Race
1:17:19

We hear from listeners who are making it work with kids in MUCH smaller houses/apartments than we have. Plus, Ramekin Queer returns with car seat advice, we have some thoughts for a woman whose friends and family offer unwanted advice about IVF, we discuss Beau's training progress, and we learn that dads can have PPD, too.

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Jan 21, 2019
Episode 210: Making Room For Baby
1:18:31

The bane of Matt's existence — that is, the couch in his office — is finally gone, so things are really starting to move along. Plus, we discuss quitting smoking (again) and bump pics, and hear from Doree's sister about why you don't really need to savor every moment of parenthood.

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Jan 14, 2019
Episode 209: Tidying Up
1:05:59

We spent the weekend purging and tidying, and it's raised some issues (surprise!). Plus, we talk about why we want to set up the nursery sooner rather than later, Doree has another doctor's appointment, and we hear from listeners about reaching out to a recently discovered half-sibling, a possibly scary diagnosis, and of course, some Disney tips.

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Jan 07, 2019
Episode 208: Countdown
1:14:53

In which we suddenly realize that things are moving quickly and we've got a lot of sh*t to do and not a lot of time to do it. Plus, we discuss our trip to Vegas (together!), Matt's baking adventures on Christmas, and where we're at with names.

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Dec 31, 2018
Episode 207: Work It Out
1:28:52

Listeners had a lot of thoughts about last week's episode; we discuss them and come to a maybe-resolution. Plus we hear more dog and sleep advice, and Matt learns that the LA left-handed guitar world is very small indeed.

Please note that we're taking next week off! To everyone celebrating, have a great holiday.

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Dec 17, 2018
Episode 206: The Rules
1:10:45

We hash out some of our pre-baby anxieties.

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Dec 10, 2018
Episode 205: To Sleep, Perchance
1:12:45

Doree and Matt discuss the doula's first meeting with Beau, and get some reassurance about sleep with a newborn. Plus, they hear more about IVF in Japan and the pros and cons of NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing), and lots of listeners have advice for the woman with an overabundance of breast milk. Plus, Ramekin Queer returns, and we consider making her a regular.

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Dec 03, 2018
Episode 204: Flashback
1:05:34

An unwelcome encounter with a billing department brings Doree back to a dark place. In sunnier news, we learned that our fetus is now the size of a hot dog, sunglasses, and an adipose. Plus, the sex-nausea signal goes out, and we hear from listeners about thyroid meds and lactation, doulas that speak your native language, and advice about genetic testing.

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Nov 26, 2018
Episode 203: Tomato, Tomahto
1:05:45

You asked for pregnancy updates, so you've got 'em. We also got a response to the DOR signal that went out last week, as well as the foster-adopt signal. Plus, we learn some cool facts about hearing-in-utero.

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Nov 19, 2018
Episode 202: Doula No Wrong
1:16:40

Matt gets on board the doula train once he realizes that they will make his life a lot easier. We hear from listeners about excessive drinking, cleft lips and palates, and "diblings," and the Diminished Ovarian Reserve signal goes out. Plus, Matt FINALLY SHARES HIS TURKEY RECIPE!

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Nov 12, 2018
Episode 108: What's Next?
1:04:02

We discuss what should happen to this podcast now that we're pregnant, and we want you to weigh in. We hear from listeners about PCOS, what to do with "leftover" embryos, and how to know when you're really done with IVF, and we send out a fluid signal from a listener who's stumped about her uterus. Plus, Doree was right about a caller last week.

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Oct 29, 2018
Episode 107: Bingo
1:03:21

We went to the doctor and had an... interesting conversation with the woman who did the ultrasound, n'est-ce pas? This week we also send out multiple signals for various PCOS, lining, and other conundrums, and we get some important feedback on one of the most vexing problems of our time: how to best cook miniature pizzas.

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Oct 22, 2018
Episode 106: The Egg Whisperer (Live at WIRED25)
57:50

We talked with Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh (aka the Egg Whisperer) at a special Eggcellent Adventure Live podcast at WIRED25 about the future of fertility. We chatted about egg freezing, the cost of IVF, "three-parent" embryos, the Invocell, and much more.

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Oct 15, 2018
Episode 105: Karma Sickness
1:23:07

Doree and Matt finally leave the house — together! Plus, the endometrial scratch signal and the whoops-we-have-the-same-sperm-donor-as-our-friends signal go out, Matt talks about his struggles with food in response to an email, and we finally answer the question that's been on everyone's mind: just how much does parking cost at our new doctor?!

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Oct 08, 2018
Episode 104: Beyond Normal
1:17:34

Lots of listeners responded to the postpartum signal to say: YOU'RE NORMAL. Plus, we hear from a listener who appreciates Matt's saltiness, we learn more about genetic testing, and Matt gives advice to someone who might actually be... himself?

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Oct 01, 2018
Episode 103: Fight Club
1:16:05

We graduated from CFP! Oh, and we also got in one of the worst fights of our relationship. (It's all good now, but, eesh. Hey, we're not perfect.) Plus we hear from listeners about ICSI, the great moving debate, nursing bras, and more — and the postpartum signal goes out for a listener who's struggling.

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Sep 24, 2018
Episode 102: Living With It and By It We Mean Nausea
1:01:44

Doree's still puking, but she thinks things might have taken a turn for the better. We also hear from listeners about senior dogs, and Doree learns that whatever you do: DON'T DRINK THE WATER!

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Sep 17, 2018
Episode 101: Puke Party
1:07:26

Doree's been nauseous — REALLY nauseous — and we talk about how you're "supposed" to feel when you're pregnant after infertility. Plus, we had another doctor's appointment, and we're close to graduating! We also heard from a family physician who said listening to our podcast has made her more aware of infertility issues and the need for better communication, so we really patted ourselves on the back for that one.

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Sep 10, 2018
Episode 100: Steve Rogers?
1:18:16

It's our 100th episode, can you believe it?! We hardly can, which is probably why we forgot until the middle of the episode. Anyway, we have some updates from last week's doctor's appointment and Doree has entered a new, extra-fun phase that means that Matt did most of the talking on this episode. Don't let that alarm you too much, but just be aware that there are a few detours into YouTube-land. Plus we hear from people about their own experiences with fresh transfers and the egg signal goes out for a woman with herpes.

Matt wants to meet up with Eggheads in London but he doesn't know where to do it. If you have suggestions, email us! doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

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Sep 03, 2018
Episode 99: Is This Norm?
57:51

We share the 2nd beta results and get some other news that we're not sure how to interpret.

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Aug 27, 2018
Episode 98: Beta Entry
1:03:19

So.... we got some news.

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Aug 20, 2018
Episode 97: A Busy Wait
1:07:50

Doree and Matt are keeping busy as they wait for Doree's beta. Plus they hear from listeners about medical billing practices, re-biopsying embryos, donor egg kids, and IVF in Germany and Australia. And a friend of the pod returns.

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Aug 13, 2018
Episode 96: Let's Just Transfer This Thing
56:33
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Aug 06, 2018
Episode 95: Deciding Factors
1:08:55

We give an update on our embryo transfer cycle and hear from a listener who successfully got his employer to offer better fertility coverage. We also discuss decision-making when it comes to IVF (and other things) and get some responses to egg/protocol/lining signals, and Matt talks about his recent struggles with migraines.

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Jul 30, 2018
Episode 94: O Canada
56:59

Doree and Matt record an episode from their trip to Vancouver! Listeners weigh in on the Second Opinion Situation, and we also hear from a pastor who has thoughts about whether God is vengeful, a woman who's grateful for the Resources page on our website (which you can find here), and a woman who has a very special connection to the doctor we spoke with last week.

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Jul 23, 2018
Episode 93: Creedence Clearwater Revival Musical
1:11:16

Doree and Matt discuss her call with the doctor at CCRM and Matt explains how Doree could have done a better job selling him on it. We also hear from listeners about the email from Dr. Anonymous and whether Brits like Austin Powers (anecdotal evidence says yes).

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Jul 16, 2018
Episode 92: Stage Two (of Marriage)
1:19:36

So we didn't totally turn everyone off with last week's episode. GOOD TO KNOW! We have some updates on where things are at, we got some suggestions from listeners, and we also hear from a doctor who has some thoughts about why we haven't heard from any RE's.

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Jul 09, 2018
Episode 91: The Real Real
1:06:08

Sometimes we get a little down, okay? If you've ever wanted to hear a married couple work through some sh*t, now's your chance. We even had to record a prologue to the episode to make sure you wouldn't all run away screaming.

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Jul 02, 2018
Episode 90: Doctor Google
57:44

Doree and Matt share their genetic testing results, and Matt tells Doree to stop googling. Plus, they hear from people whose moms used donor sperm to create them, and Matt gives advice to Lex about James Bond movies.

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Jun 25, 2018
Episode 89: The Results Are In (For Now)
1:04:36

Doree and Matt find out how many of their embryos made it to blastocyst and hear from listeners about how they decided they wanted to have kids. Plus, they send out the egg signal for people who were conceived using donor egg or sperm.

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Jun 18, 2018
Episode 88: Egg Bag
1:02:36

Doree and Matt discuss their somewhat surprising retrieval results, and what they're still waiting on. Plus, they get a lot of responses to the egg donor signal from last week.

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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 87: Zen Commandments
1:02:37

Doree and Matt discuss preparing for their next egg retrieval — which is this week.

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Jun 04, 2018
Episode 86: Round Five
54:18

Doree and Matt are back on the IVF wagon for round 5 — and they’re not sure how they feel about it.

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May 28, 2018
Episode 85: Red Light, Green Light
59:05

Matt gets his sperm test results and talks about what he's learned about intermittent fasting. The egg signal goes out for a woman who wants to hear from others with diminished ovarian reserve and another listener writes in to remind everyone to talk openly about their struggles.

Diet talk goes thru the 34 minute mark or so. Then back to baby making.

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May 21, 2018
Episode 84: Cake Wars (fixed)
1:00:20

Matt discusses his struggles with food. Plus, Doree and Matt hear from more listeners about miracle babies, and they get some egg signal responses about IVF in Cape Town.

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May 14, 2018
Episode 83: Miracle Baby
1:04:58

Doree and Matt debate the phenomenon of people telling them "miracle" pregnancy stories.

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May 07, 2018
Episode 82: Why Don't you Email Us?
46:27

Matt discusses a no good, horrible, very bad day that included a trip to the urologist, and Doree talks about how she’s been in a better mood since leaving her job — but somehow, that has meant more IVF anger. Then, Doree and Matt give advice to a listener who wonders if she should tell her boss she’s doing IVF, and put out the egg signal for single women doing IVF and for people with progesterone in oil shots. 


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Apr 30, 2018
Episode 81: What It's Like To Be A Surrogate
1:07:11

Doree interviews a woman who was a surrogate and her husband about the experience, and they share their advice for anyone looking for a surrogate and for anyone who's interested in becoming a surrogate. Plus, Doree and Matt also hear from listeners about willpower and infertility "warriors."

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Apr 23, 2018
Episode 80: Down for the Count
55:07

Matt's still waiting to hear about his semen analysis results. He has also been smoke-free for over 6 weeks! There are responses to the egg signals about having a luteal phase defect and doing an egg retrieval as a trans man, and Doree goes on a mini-rant about being called an infertility "warrior."

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Apr 16, 2018
Episode 79: Carts and Horses
1:14:57

Doree and Matt discuss their recent phone call with their doctor and talk about how they've started doing phone-free movie nights. Plus, the egg signal goes out for a trans man who's gone through having his eggs retrieved, and Doree and Matt give advice to someone who might be putting the cart wayyyyy before the horse.

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Apr 09, 2018
Episode 78: The Happiest Place on Earth
1:16:08

Doree and Matt recap their Disney World trip, and also try to unpack some fundamental issues about their marriage.

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Apr 02, 2018
Episode 77: Quitter's Cold
52:11

Matt's got a cold from quitting smoking, but the good news is: he's really quit smoking. A few listeners have more advice about dealing with his sperm, plus they hear from a listener who breaks down the cost of surrogacy and another who has great advice about dealing with how to move forward when you're feeling stuck with IVF.

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Mar 26, 2018
Episode 76: Anonymous Emails
1:18:35

Matt's been smoke-free for 10 days! He is also starting to think that TESE might be in his future, at least if a couple of listeners (and Doree) have anything to say about it. Plus, they hear from anonymous listeners with advice for the anonymous listener from last week who had a very traumatic event happen to her, and they debate whether IVF has made them "stronger."

Doree's running a contest to celebrate the release of the paperback of Startup: A Novel, by Doree Shafrir. If you pre-order the book, send a screenshot of the pre-order to doreeandmatt at gmail dot com and you'll be eligible to win a signed copy of Startup in hardcover AND a signed copy (by Matt) of a Goldbergs script! Contest entries must be received by 4/2/18. 

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Mar 19, 2018
Episode 75: Food Doula
59:02

Thanks to everyone for their support and encouraging words after last week's dejection-fest. This week, Matt's upset because there's no food in the house, and he and Doree discuss how household chores should be divided. Plus, they give advice to a woman in a very difficult spot.

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Mar 12, 2018
Episode 74: A Spermanent Solution?
52:08

Matt and Doree talk about how Matt can improve his sperm, and Doree tries to find someone to blame for their recent failed cycle. (She... fails.) Plus, the egg and sperm signal have never been activated so many times in one episode!

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Mar 05, 2018
Episode 73: One More Shot
1:11:33

Doree interviews Maya Grobel and Noah Moskin, the couple behind the infertility documentary One More Shot, about making the film and their own infertility journey. Plus, Doree and Matt hear from listeners about donor embryos and "diblings," and give advice to a woman who wants to know how to announce her pregnancy on social media without hurting people's feelings.

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Feb 26, 2018
Episode 72: The Dumbest Sperm
1:23:52

Matt finds out just how dumb his sperm really are. Then he and Doree talk about how he's making lifestyle changes to help make them smarter.

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Feb 19, 2018
Episode 71: Eggs n‘ Such
55:55

Doree and Matt do a retrieval. Things don't go exactly as planned.

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Feb 12, 2018
Episode 70: Fourth Time's the Charm?
1:08:44

Doree and Matt discuss the preparations for their fourth egg retrieval, and Matt reveals that his sperm is even worse than he thought! Plus, Doree talks about being on fewer meds this round, and they give advice to a woman who's thinking about freezing her eggs and to a woman who hasn't told her family about her fertility treatments yet — but now her brother's wife is pregnant and she's feeling stressed about it.

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Feb 05, 2018
Episode 69: Cycling Up
50:49

Doree and Matt give an update on where they are in their next cycle. They give advice to someone who is concerned about her friend's biological clock, and also learn about the DEAR MAN method for asking for things or standing up for yourself. Plus, they hear from a listener about how she's financing her meds — on a Nordstrom card!

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Jan 29, 2018
Episode 68: Take Four
1:18:00

Doree and Matt go back to their doctor to start their fourth egg retrieval cycle, and Matt wants to know: what about the male factor? They also get some information about their mosaic embryo. Then Doree interviews Andrea Syrtash, founder of pregnantish, a website for people dealing with infertility and fertility treatments, about her own experience with infertility and why she started the site.

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Jan 22, 2018
Episode 67: What Should We Ask Our Doctor? No, Really.
1:10:23

Doree and Matt make a list of the things they want to ask their doctor at their next appointment. They also give advice to a listener about the "blame game" and hear from someone else about how not to resent your IVF baby. Plus, a listener suggests the "It's A Real Mother" project from The Longest Shortest Time podcast (https://longestshortesttime.com/its-a-real-mother/), about working moms and gender inequality.

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Jan 15, 2018
Episode 66: Tell Us In the Comments
1:01:06

Doree and Matt get some answers about MTHFR, hear from their two Finnish listeners, give advice about how to deal with a clueless mother-in-law, and help a 28-year-old woman who can't stay in relationships. Plus, they continue their discussions about religion and division of labor with kids! And Matt wonders what it would be like to be a YouTube star.

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Jan 08, 2018
Episode 65: New Year Same Infertility
1:14:59

Happy New Year! Doree and Matt contemplate the year ahead and discuss the ups and downs of 2017, and get into a friendly debate about Catholic school. Plus they address listener questions about what to do when you've had enough, gene mutations, and more. 


And: Doree has a new podcast called Forever35! It's all about the things we do to take care of ourselves, and you can listen to the trailer and subscribe now: https://www.art19.com/shows/forever35/


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Jan 01, 2018
Episode 64: All Balls Go To Heaven
1:16:43

A listener has very good advice about how to have tough conversations, Doree discusses the latest in IVF billing shenanigans, and Matt gets really obsessed with ghost balls. (And rough heaven dog sex. Don't worry about it.)

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Dec 18, 2017
Episode 63: Try The "Old Fashioned" Way
59:44

Doree and Matt get some unexpected instructions from their doctor. They also give advice about how to break the news to parents that you're doing IVF and how to find a therapist. Plus, they get some answers to a Friends mystery.


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Dec 11, 2017
Episode 62: Two Girls One Donor
1:08:41

Doree and Matt hear about some adventures in IVF-ing while in the company of extended family. They also give advice to a couple dealing with secondary infertility and to a couple of single mothers by choice — one of whom is considering sharing sperm with her best friend. Plus, Lex returns!

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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Dec 04, 2017
Episode 61: Take a Vacation From Yourself
1:02:02

Doree and Matt get some splooge follow-ups, and also hear from listeners about mosaic embryos, raising money for IVF, and whether taking a pregnancy test right before Christmas with your in-laws is a good idea. Plus, an update from the "ramekin queer"!


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


Egghead T-shirts are available again until Dec. 3! Get yours at www.cottonbureau.com/products/egghead.


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Nov 27, 2017
Episode 60: Matt's Home. What Now?
1:20:58

Matt's home for a weekend for the first time in two months, and it shows. He talks about the panic attack that led to a cleaning and guitar selling frenzy, and he and Doree discuss the timeline for their next retrieval. Should they take a month off and enjoy their Christmas break, or not? They also put out the sperm signal for a few people, and Matt reveals that his Boston accent is still going strong.


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


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- ThirdLove. Go to www.thirdlove.com/adventure to get 15% off your first order. 

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Nov 20, 2017
Episode 59: Happy (?) Medium
58:57

Matt is surprised to learn that more people agreed with *him* on something, and he and Doree discuss whether you can still "do you" and be there for your pregnant friends.

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Nov 13, 2017
Episode 58: What About Your Friends
58:57

Doree and Matt discuss how they're going to proceed with fertility treatments and give advice to a listener with a friend who just doesn't get it.

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Nov 06, 2017
Episode 57: Here We Go Again
1:17:07

One week after they got the news about their most recent transfer, Doree and Matt talk about what's next for them.

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Oct 30, 2017
Episode 56: Tenacious Embryo
49:19

Doree and Matt discuss their latest test and ultrasound results. And a tenacious embryo.


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Oct 23, 2017
Episode 55: Beta Beta
1:07:37

Matt and Doree did a beta test... well, Doree did. (Twice.)

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Oct 16, 2017
Episode 54: Two Week Wait Some More
1:14:46

It's a two week wait party! Doree's been watching Victoria and might take up knitting. Matt has been working a ton, so no time for Victoria or knitting. Plus, they give advice to a listener who just found out she has celiac disease, and they hear from a surrogate who has advice about what people can give their surrogates as gifts. And of course they get updates from Lex from the road.


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Oct 09, 2017
Episode 53: Surprise Transfer
1:20:47

Guess what? Doree's embryo transfer happened on Thursday! Yup, that's a week before her original date. You know what they say in IVF: don't ever plan anything because your plans will inevitably change. This week they also hear from listeners about panic attacks, "floating" boyfriends, and untreated diseases, and give advice about how to best support your surrogate and keep yourself distracted from all this infertility bullsh*%^t.

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY.

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Oct 02, 2017
Episode 52: PGS or What?
1:25:22

Matt and Doree discuss a new study about antidepressants during pregnancy and an article that was skeptical of PGS testing. They also hear from listeners who are pretty adamant that the woman whose friend had pre-eclampsia should have an honest chat with her about her husband. And they give advice to a woman who feels that because she didn't always want kids, she's an impostor in the infertility community. Plus Doree gets binge TV recs for her two week wait!


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure (and get bonus episodes every month!), visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY.


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Sep 25, 2017
Episode 51: IVF Yacht
1:18:01

Doree and Matt have updates from the doctor and the insurance company, and they hear from a listener who's also getting put through the insurance wringer. They also give advice to a woman whose husband has very few sperm and to someone who just can't stop thinking about getting pregnant.

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Sep 18, 2017
Episode 50: The Big Five Oh
1:22:47

Doree and Matt had no idea they'd make it this far — while still feeling like they hadn't made it very far at all. This week they talk some more about insurance woes, and also discuss how to get back in touch with friends you stopped seeing when you were doing IVF and how to deal with all of the delays that come with IVF. And a caller has some advice for Matt about giving Doree a foot massage if she ever gets pregnant.

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Sep 11, 2017
Episode 49: Cautiously Optimistic
1:09:34

Doree and Matt don't want to jinx anything, but it's possible the goalposts are finally, possibly maybe moving in the right direction. 

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Sep 04, 2017
Episode 48: There's An App For That
1:13:12

Doree's not excited about having to deal with her health insurance about coverage yet again, and Matt and his Apple Watch have a day of reckoning. Plus they hear from more listeners who have had multiple chemical pregnancies, and a listener who has an idea for an IVF app that someone who is not Doree or Matt should make. Also: Trucker Lex returns to tell everyone about life on the road.


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast (and get bonus episodes!), visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


See Doree at the Decatur Book Festival on Sat., 9/2 at 12:30pm, and come hang out with her later that day at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur from 5-7pm.


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Aug 28, 2017
Episode 47: Slow Your Roll
1:21:15

Doree's in a funk, but with listeners with multiple chemical pregnancies and one-track-mind husbands, she realizes maybe things aren't so bad. Plus, Matt and Doree hear from an outlier on the formal name/nickname debate who makes some very good points. And they remember that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Doree will be on a panel at the Decatur Book Festival on Sat., Sept. 2 at 12:30 pm. Visit www.decaturbookfestival.com to learn more. Then she'll be hanging out at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA from 5-7pm that same day — come say hi!

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. Follow Eggcellent Adventure on Twitter: @eggcellentpod.

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Aug 21, 2017
Episode 46: Bonus Episode!
1:18:46

Doree and Matt answer all of your non-IVF related questions, like how the show Friends handled fertility plotlines, where they like to stay in Vegas, how to get your book published, and whether Doree's old podcast Rerun will ever come back.


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Aug 18, 2017
Episode 45: It's P.C.O.S.!?!
1:09:35

On their 45th episode, Matt and Doree finally learn the correct pronunciation of PCOS. They also hear what it's like to be a sperm donor and get (lots of) advice about dealing with migraines, and find out they saved a listener some Zika stress. Plus, Trucker Lex explains what life on the road is like and leaves a very special voicemail.

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Aug 14, 2017
Episode 44: Pregnant Plane
1:07:40

Doree and Matt learn about double vaginas and put out the egg signal for single women doing IVF. Plus, they hear from a woman who didn't learn her real name until she was 10 years old. (Seriously.)

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Aug 07, 2017
Episode 43: Adventures in Surgery
1:19:34

Everything's fine, but Doree's surgery didn't exactly go as planned. Then again, does anything IVF-related ever go as planned???


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Jul 31, 2017
Episode 42: High Anxiety
1:15:46

Doree's surgery is coming up, and she's nervous — and worried she's going to be super hungry. Matt talks about his new sleep schedule, which involves waking up at 5 a.m. Plus, they put out the egg signal for infertile lesbians and there's BONUS EPISODE NEWS!

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Jul 24, 2017
Episode 41: New Goalposts
1:00:39

Doree and Matt get some surprising news.

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Jul 17, 2017
Episode 40: Back to Reality
1:00:10

Doree is getting ready for her hysteroscopy on Monday, and she and Matt talk about how stressed they are about how much everything costs. Plus, they hear from some listeners with updates about their own transfers and from someone studying to be a genetics counselor.


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Jul 10, 2017
Episode 39: Horse Zone
1:00:24

Doree and Matt are slowly but surely (but mostly slowly) making their way to their next transfer. They give an update on where they're at, including a new way their clinic has decided to extract money from them, and hear from listeners with thoughts about how and when to reveal yourself to your half-siblings, testosterone, and twins. Plus, Doree takes everyone to the horse zone.

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY.

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Jul 04, 2017
Episode 38: Service Baby
1:07:13

Doree and Matt are finally back in the IVF saddle. (Sort of.) They talk about how the next few weeks will hopefully go, and also hear from listeners about their experiences with suppositories and diva cups, low testosterone, recurrent miscarriage, and Matt's favorite topic: breakfast burritos.


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Jun 26, 2017
Episode 37: Crystal Vision
1:32:31
What happens when you find out you have a genetic condition — years after you donated eggs? Plus, listeners weigh in on the pros and cons of doing IVF abroad and transferring multiple embryos, and Doree and Matt hear from someone who wants to know if using a yoni egg will help her get pregnant. (It can't hurt?!) And Doree and Matt get into a battle of the bands. This episode is sponsored by Bombas. To get 20% off your first purchase of the best socks in the history of feet, visit www.bombas.com/ADVENTURE. This episode is also sponsored by Care/of. Go to www.takecareof.com and use the code ADVENTURE to get 50% off your first order of personalized vitamins. To learn more about the podcast, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. And you can now support Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure on Patreon at www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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Jun 19, 2017
Episode 36: Chances Are You're Not Alone
1:16:20
Doree and Matt discuss pituitary tumors and what to do when you don't ovulate, transferring multiple embryos vs. transferring a single embryo, what to do when you REALLY want a girl and your sperm donor has reached the family limit, and how they've been mispronouncing some drugs. Plus, more Zika discussion, and Matt gives advice to a guy who wants to break into comedy. To learn more, visit https://www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, donate on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. This episode is sponsored by Harry & David. To get 20% off Father's Day gifts, visit http://HarryandDavid.com, click on the radio icon, and enter the code ADVENTURE. This episode is also sponsored by Third Love. To try one of their 24/7 bras risk-free for 30 days, visit http://www.thirdlove.com/adventure and enter the code ADVENTURE.

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Jun 12, 2017
Episode 35: Big Baby Beau
1:13:43
Doree and Matt asked for advice about Beau's behavior, and they got it! They also hear from a guy who found out he was missing a kidney when he and his wife started the IVF process and give advice to a woman who's not sure how much more IVF she has in her. And they learn how the 6-day proposal project is actually a classic logic paradox. There's chit-chat (mostly about Beau) until 29:30. To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. This episode is sponsored by SockFancy, HelloFresh and Harry & David.

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Jun 05, 2017
Episode 34: How Many Kids?
1:10:55
Doree and Matt realize that doing IVF might be changing their minds about how many kids they want to have. Doree also learns she was totally right about Zika, and they hear from a listener with a very good jerk-off room (or lack thereof) story. Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure is now on Patreon! Donate to receive special Patreon-only rewards, including bonus mini-episodes, at https://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure This episode's sponsors: - Sock Fancy. To add an extra pair of socks for FREE to a new subscription, visit http://sockfancy.com/ADVENTURE and enter the code ADVENTURE. - Harry & David. Get 20% off select Father's Day favorites by visiting http://harryanddavid.com, clicking the radio icon and entering the code ADVENTURE. - Third Love. Try a Third Love bra FREE for 30 days by going to http://thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE and entering the code ADVENTURE. To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com.

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May 29, 2017
Episode 33: Level 2 Zika
1:15:17
Doree and Matt aren't too thrilled by the idea of a couple about to do IVF honeymooning in a country with Zika. They also hear from a woman who studied new mothers' brains for her PhD and her experiments with rodents, and they give advice to a woman who wants to know how she should propose to her girlfriend. To learn more, visit https://www.eggcellentadventure.com, and please donate to the Eggcellent Adventure Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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May 22, 2017
Episode 32: Mother's Day Blues (Ice Dildo)
1:22:29
Matt and Doree learn more about bisexuality. They also discuss antidepressants and pregnancy, and give advice to a woman who hates her job but doesn't know if she should quit while doing IVF. Plus, they've set up a new Patreon page for anyone who wants to donate monthly and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. Chit-chat until 13:30 This episode is sponsored by Crane & Canopy. To get 10% off your next bedding purchase, visit http://www.craneandcanopy.com/adventure and enter the code adventure. This episode is also sponsored by Third Love. Try a Third Love bra FREE for 30 days by going to https://www.thirdlove.com/adventure. Mentioned on this week's episode: https://www.snowballsunderwear.com/ http://www.savagelovecast.com/ GOOD EGGS by Phoebe Potts To learn more, visit https://www.eggcellentadventure.com.

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May 15, 2017
Episode 31: Bonus Episode 2: Judgment Day
1:35:06
It's the second bonus episode! Matt and Doree answer all of your non-IVF-related questions — from whether or not a couple should move to another state for a new job, to what their favorite children's books are, to whether STARTUP: A NOVEL is getting a sequel. Plus: a challenge to get a THIRD bonus episode! This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $30 off your first week of meals, go to http://www.hellofresh.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT30. To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com.

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May 11, 2017
Episode 30: Baby Milk Express
1:21:22
Doree and Matt learn more about how surrogates can supply breast milk for the babies they carried. They also hear from a woman whose RE has horrible bedside manner and what it's like to struggle with secondary infertility. Plus, a caller wonders whether that was really Matt getting run over by a golf cart at the end of The Goldbergs. (Spoiler: it was.) Chit-chat ends around the 16-minute mark. This episode is sponsored by Harry & David. To get up to 30% off select Mother's Day gifts, go to http://www.harryanddavid.com, click on the radio icon, and enter the code ADVENTURE. This episode is sponsored by Third Love. To try a Third Love bra free for 30 days, go to http://www.thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE. To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com.

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May 08, 2017
Episode 29: Ball Cooling
1:12:41
Matt and Doree learn about an unorthodox but apparently very effective method to increase sperm count. They also discuss switching doctors, why libraries are great, and meeting Eggcellent listeners on Doree's book tour. Alert: Chit-chat until around the 11-minute mark, for those of you who might want to fast forward. This episode is sponsored by Harry & David. To get 30% off select Mother's Day gifts, visit http://www.harryandddavid.com, click on the radio icon, and enter the code ADVENTURE. This episode is also sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $30 off your first week of meals, visit http://www.hellofresh.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com

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May 01, 2017
Episode 28: Pre-Pub Stress
1:12:22
Doree's book is (finally!) out on Tuesday, and she's stressed. Doree and Matt talk about what it's like to put IVF on hold for a couple of months, and they realize how much brain space it had been occupying for such a long time. They also reminisce about Boston and Matt lets his accent slip, and they hear from a listener who loves data maybe even more than doctors! And they have an update on the second bonus episode: only 23 MORE BOOKS TO GO. (!!!!!) This episode is sponsored by Harry & David. To get your mom that perfect Mother's Day gift, visit http://www.harryanddavid.com, click on the radio icon, and enter ADVENTURE for up to 30% off select gifts. To learn more, visit the newly designed Eggcellent Adventure website at http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. And don't forget to join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure.

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Apr 24, 2017
Episode 27: Bonus Episode!
1:18:02
It's the bonus episode! Matt and Doree answer all your questions, including how to deal with pushy moms, what their favorite songs are, and what to do if you're behind in your college classes. Plus, you guys are pretty close to getting *another* bonus episode! Just a few more preorders to go.

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Apr 20, 2017
Episode 26: Sullen Teen
1:21:28