Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure: An IVF Journey

By Matt Mira and Doree Shafrir

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peppermintpatty
 Feb 11, 2019
Doree has become shockingly smug and certain that she is smarter than everyone around her lately. Used to love this show but the baby sleep talk? WOW. Extreme, especially for someone who is still expecting their first child.

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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.


Episode Date
Episode 233: It's A Trap
01:14:33

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.

To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave us a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY, and you can email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

This episode is sponsored by:

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Jun 24, 2019
Episode 232: Just You Wait
01:24:25

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.

To support us on Patreon visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. Leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY and send us an email at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

This episode is sponsored by:

  • Molekule. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the code ADVENTURE at checkout. 
  • Sleep Number. For a limited time, a Queen Sleep Number 360 c2 smart bed is now only $899. Find the Sleep Number store nearest you at sleepnumber.com/adventure.
  • Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/ADVENTURE and subscribe. 
  • HelloFresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/eggcellent80 and enter the code EGGCELLENT80. 
Jun 17, 2019
Ep 231: 7 Week Itch
01:27:19

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.

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

This episode is sponsored by:

  • New Chapter Vitamins. Find New Chapter products at The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, or your local health food store.
  • Pair of Thieves. For a limited time - this month only - our listeners get 20 percent off their first order at PairOfThieves.com/ADVENTURE.
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Jun 10, 2019
Ep 230: Scam I Am
01:19:03

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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Email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com, or leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY.

This episode is sponsored by:

  • New Chapter Vitamins. Find New Chapter products at The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, or your local health food store.
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Jun 03, 2019
Ep 229: Pump It Up
01:20:49

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.

Email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com, or leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY.

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May 27, 2019
Actually... Episode 228: Boob Job
01:05:45

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.

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

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  • HelloFresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/eggcellent80 and enter the code EGGCELLENT80. 
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May 20, 2019
Ep 227: Milky Way
00:54:13

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.

To leave us a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY. You can also email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

This episode is sponsored by:

  • Molekule. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the code ADVENTURE at checkout. 
  • Green Chef. For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/ADVENTURE.
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May 13, 2019
Ep 226: Big Brother Beau
01:02:45

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.

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

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May 06, 2019
Ep 225: He Looks Like A Henry
01:09:10

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

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast and Henry's college fund (or at the very least, diaper fund) on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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Apr 29, 2019
Ep 224: Baby Pants
01:01:07

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.

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

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Apr 22, 2019
Ep 223: Womb Service
01:17:42

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.

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

This episode is sponsored by:

  • Bona Floor Cleaners. To receive exclusive offers and to learn more visit Bona.com/EGGCELLENT.
  • Sleep Number. For a limited time, save up to $1,000 on select Sleep Number 360 smart beds when you add a smart adjustable base. Visit sleepnumber.com/ADVENTURE to find the Sleep Number store nearest you.
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Apr 15, 2019
Ep 222: Take Your Time
01:18:35

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave us a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY, and you can email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

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Apr 08, 2019
Ep 221: Baby Long Legs
01:26:00

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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Apr 01, 2019
Ep 220: Do These Names Spark Joy?
01:24:26

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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Mar 25, 2019
Ep 219: Advice Squad
01:09:37

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave us a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY, or you can also email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

This episode is sponsored by:

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Mar 18, 2019
Ep 218: Dehydration Station
01:12:29

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.

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

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 217: Fluid Situation
01:21:06

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

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

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Mar 04, 2019
Episode 216: Goodnight Sweetheart
01:29:38

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
01:15:20

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!)

Plus: we're co-sponsoring a contest with FertilityIQ! Just write a review of your doctor(s) by Feb. 24 and you will be eligible to win $5,000 towards the cost of fertility treatments. To enter, click here.

You can leave us a voicemail at 413-461-BABY or send us an email at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

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Feb 18, 2019
Episode 214: Face the Music
01:38:08

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
01:23:23

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.

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

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Feb 04, 2019
Episode 212: Everything Is Too Much
01:17:51

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
01:17:19

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. You can call us at 413-461-BABY or email us at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.

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Jan 21, 2019
Episode 210: Making Room For Baby
01:27:10

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
01:13:41

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
01:20:40

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
01:35:31

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
01:17:36

We hash out some of our pre-baby anxieties.

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Dec 10, 2018
Episode 205: To Sleep, Perchance
01:20:09

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
01:12:07

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
01:12:39

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
01:23:56

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 201: Preggcellent Adventure
01:18:12

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 05, 2018
Episode 108: What's Next?
01:09:14

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
01:08:35

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)
01:02:45

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
01:28:46

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
01:23:33

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
01:22:24

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
01:08:07

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
01:12:49

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?
01:25:56

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?
01:05:29

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
01:10:05

So.... we got some news.

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Aug 20, 2018
Episode 97: A Busy Wait
01:14:45

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
01:03:15
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 95: Deciding Factors
01:13:06

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
01:01:06

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
01:15:48

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)
01:27:26

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
01:11:55

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
01:04:30

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)
01:09:44

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
01:08:23

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
01:08:04

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
00:58:40

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
01:04:46

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)
01:05:34

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
01:10:27

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?
00:51:40

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. 


Doree’s article on The Cut mentioned in this episode: https://www.thecut.com/2018/04/please-dont-call-me-an-infertility-warrior.html


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Apr 30, 2018
Episode 81: What It's Like To Be A Surrogate
01:11:12

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."

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

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Apr 23, 2018
Episode 80: Down for the Count
00:59:16

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
01:20:00

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
01:20:40

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
00:57:06

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.

To learn more about the podcast, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month for only $10, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY.

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Mar 26, 2018
Episode 76: Anonymous Emails
01:22:52

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. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month for only $10, visit http://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY.

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Mar 19, 2018
75: Food Doula
01:03:09

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?
00:57:15

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
01:15:29

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.

To learn more, visit eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon and get up to two bonus episodes per month, visit patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. To learn more about One More Shot, visit onemoreshotfilm.com.

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Feb 26, 2018
Episode 72: The Dumbest Sperm
01:28:25

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
01:00:02

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?
01:15:53

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
00:57:57

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
01:22:48

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.
01:14:09

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
01:05:59

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
01:20:00

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
01:21:47

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
01:05:21

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
01:17:02

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
01:07:31

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"!


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Nov 27, 2017
Episode 60: Matt's Home. What Now?
01:29:15

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.


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Nov 20, 2017
Episode 59: Happy (?) Medium
01:04:29

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
01:05:51

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
01:21:51

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
00:52:42

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
01:12:13

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
01:19:46

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
01:26:52

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?
01:29:18

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
01:22:43

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.

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.

This episode is sponsored by Third Love. Go to www.thirdlove.com/adventure now to find your perfect-fitting bra and try it for 30 days.

This episode is sponsored by Personal Trainer Food. Go to www.personaltrainerfood.com/adventure and use promo code Adventure200 to save $200 on any 28-day meal plan.

Sep 18, 2017
Episode 50: The Big Five Oh
01:22:47

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.

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure on Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.

This episode is sponsored by Personal Trainer Food. Visit personaltrainerfood.com/ADVENTURE and use the promo code ADVENTURE200 to get $200 off any 28-day meal plan.

This episode is sponsored by Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/adventure and subscribe.

Sep 11, 2017
Episode 49: Cautiously Optimistic
01:13:56

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

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure. All of August's Patreon proceeds have been donated to the Houston Food Bank to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.


This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.


This episode is sponsored by Personal Trainer Food. To learn more, visit www.personaltrainerfood.com/ivf and use the code IVF200 to save $200 on any 28-day meal plan.


This episode is sponsored by RXBAR Kids. Find them at Target stores, or for 25% off your first order visit www.rxbar.com/adventure and enter promo code ADVENTURE at checkout.

Sep 04, 2017
Episode 48: There's An App For That
01:16:13

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.


This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.


This episode is sponsored by Care/of. To get 50% off your first month of vitamins and supplements, visit www.takecareof.com and enter the code ADVENTURE.


Aug 28, 2017
Episode 47: Slow Your Roll
01:25:31

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.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.

This episode is sponsored by Third Love. To try one of ThirdLove's amazingly comfortable bras FREE for 30 days (pay just $2.99 for shipping), visit www.thirdlove.com/adventure.

This episode is sponsored by Care/of. Go to TakeCareOf.com to get a personalized recommendation for vitamins and supplements, then enter the code ADVENTURE for 50% off your first month.

Aug 21, 2017
Episode 46: Bonus Episode!
01:18:49

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.


This episode is sponsored by YOU! Thanks for being the best listeners on the planet.

Aug 18, 2017
Episode 45: It's P.C.O.S.!?!
01:15:25

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.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.

This episode is sponsored by Bombas. To get 20% off your first purchase, visit www.bombas.com/adventure.

This episode is sponsored by Care.com. To get 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit www.care.com/adventure and subscribe.

Aug 14, 2017
Episode 44: Pregnant Plane
01:08:56

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.)

To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more.

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This episode is sponsored by Lola. To get 60% off your first order of tampons, liners, or pads, visit www.mylola.com and enter the promo code ADVENTURE.

Aug 07, 2017
Episode 43: Adventures in Surgery
01:24:33

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


To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com.


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Jul 31, 2017
Episode 42: High Anxiety
01:20:44

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!

To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, visit http://www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.

This episode is sponsored by Crane & Canopy, Care/of, and Bombas.

Jul 24, 2017
Episode 41: New Goalposts
01:06:27

Doree and Matt get some surprising news.

To learn more and support the podcast, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com.

This episode is sponsored by Episona. Can your sperm make good quality embryos? Visit www.episona.com to learn more. This episode is also sponsored by Rent the Runway. To get 25% off your first month of Rent the Runway Unlimited, visit renttherunway.com/unlimited or download the iPhone app and be sure to enter the code ADVENTURE at checkout. Our final sponsor this week is ThirdLove. To try your new favorite bra for free for 30 days (pay only $2.99 for shipping), visit thirdlove.com/ADVENTURE.

Jul 17, 2017
Episode 40: Back to Reality
01:06:16

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.


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast on Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


This episode is sponsored by Casper, Care/of, and Crane & Canopy.

Jul 10, 2017
Episode 39: Horse Zone
01:03:43

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.

This episode is sponsored by Care/of. To get 50% off your first order of vitamins and supplements, visit www.takecareof.com and enter the code ADVENTURE.

This episode is sponsored by Rent the Runway. To get 25% off your first month of Rent the Runway Unlimited, visit www.renttherunway.com/unlimited and enter the code ADVENTURE.

This episode is sponsored by Bombas. To get 20% off your first order of socks, visit www.bombas.com/adventure.

Jul 04, 2017
Episode 38: Service Baby
01:10:46

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.


To learn more, visit www.eggcellentadventure.com. To support the podcast, visit www.patreon.com/eggcellentadventure.


This episode is brought to you by Care/of. To get 50% off your first order of vitamins, visit www.takecareof.com and enter the code ADVENTURE.


This episode is also brought to you by Third Love. To try a Third Love bra for free (just pay $2.99 for shipping) for 30 days, visit www.thirdlove.com/adventure


Jun 26, 2017
Episode 37: Crystal Vision
01:32:32
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.
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 36: Chances Are You're Not Alone
01:20:43
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.
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 35: Big Baby Beau
01:20:07
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.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 34: How Many Kids?
01:17:10
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.
May 29, 2017
Episode 33: Level 2 Zika
01:15:17
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.
May 22, 2017
Episode 32: Mother's Day Blues (Ice Dildo)
01:27:04
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.
May 15, 2017
Episode 31: Bonus Episode 2: Judgment Day
01:40:30
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.
May 11, 2017
Episode 30: Baby Milk Express
01:25:03
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.
May 08, 2017
Episode 29: Ball Cooling
01:18:17
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
May 01, 2017
Episode 28: Pre-Pub Stress
01:14:43
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.
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 27: Bonus Episode!
01:18:35
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.
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 26: Sullen Teen
01:21:27
Matt and Doree hear from listeners about how and why to talk to your kids about being made with a sperm and/or egg donor, they give advice to a nursing student, and Matt learns all about Doree's secret past as a sullen teenager. Plus: will there be a SECOND bonus episode?! To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. Join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure. Call Matt and Doree at 413-461-BABY, and email them at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. And please leave a rating and/or review on iTunes! Thanks!
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 25: Do You Tell Them?
01:05:54
Lots of people had thoughts about plans vs. no plans! Matt and Doree also give advice to a listener with very religious parents about how to broach (or not) the subject of IVF, and how to talk to your kids about being born with the help of a sperm or egg donor. And they have news about the BONUS EPISODE! To learn more and/or to donate, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY. To email Matt and Doree: mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com. And don't forget to join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 24: #MarriageGoals
01:20:16
Matt and Doree talk about why they got into a fight at Disneyland Paris, and debate whether their different travel styles matter in the grand scheme of things. They also give advice to a listener who doesn't know how to deal with people who aren't sympathetic about IVF, and they hear from a Canadian listener about the saddest jerk-off room imaginable. Plus: you guys only need 200 more pre-orders of Startup: A Novel until the bonus episode — and Matt made Doree promise to do *another* bonus episode if they get to 1500! (You can pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/Startup-Novel-Doree-Shafrir/dp/0316360384.) To learn more and to donate, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY. To email Matt and Doree: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com. This episode was sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $30 off your first week of meals, visit http://www.hellofresh.com and enter the promo code EGGCELLENT30.
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 23: More Two Dads
01:32:58
Doree and Matt check in on their friends Marc and Chris to find out how things went with their surrogate, and also discuss gender selection, hot dogs, and the tour dates for Startup: A Novel, by Doree Shafrir. Only 300 more pre-orders to go until the bonus episode! To donate to the Eggcellent Adventure, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com/donate. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure. To leave a voicemail, call 413-461-BABY. You can also reach them at doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com, or leave a message on their website. And please fill out the podcast survey at http://www.podsurvey.com/adventure. Thanks!
Mar 27, 2017
Episode 22: The Doctor Called
01:24:39
Doree's doctor calls with the results of her embryos' genetic testing, and Doree and Matt discuss what it means for their future plans. They hear more advice from listeners about friendships with pregnant people when you're doing IVF, and they also hear from the Duke of Bridgewater. (Really. Sort of.) Plus, a much speedier round of donor fun facts! And they've promised listeners a bonus episode if enough people pre-order Doree's book, so, get to it! Here's a handy pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/Startup-Novel-Doree-Shafrir/dp/0316360384/ To learn more and to donate, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com. To leave a voicemail to be played on the podcast, call 413-461-BABY.
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 21: Retrieval Results
01:25:09
Matt and Doree find out how many of their embryos from last week's retrieval ended up getting frozen, and they settle in for the wait to find out the results of genetic testing. Then listeners weigh in on Maris and Daphne, and Matt and Doree give advice about what to do when you recently had a miscarriage and your direct report tells you she's pregnant. Doree also talks about which books she suggests taking on vacation, while Matt grows suspicious that Doree is writing emails into the podcast under a pen name. And of course, Matt gives fun facts about the Eggcellent Adventure donors! Please fill out the Eggcellent Adventure listener survey at http://podsurvey.com/ADVENTURE. It really helps! To learn more, visit http://www.eggcellentadventure.com.
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 20: Sometimes It's Just Too Much
01:23:12
It was Doree's egg retrieval day! Matt and Doree talk about how the retrieval (their third!) went, and they also discuss how to be a good friend to someone who's doing IVF. Matt thinks being jealous of someone who is pregnant is the same as being jealous of someone who wins a big jackpot at a slot machine and Doree is here to tell him why that is officially a bad analogy. And Matt tells a bunch of people whether they were cool in high school and what jobs they have now. This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $35 off your first week of meals, visit www.hellofresh.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT. To learn more, contact Doree and Matt, or donate, visit www.doreeandmatt.com.
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 19: Courier Service
01:23:01
The third IVF retrieval cycle has begun, and Matt and Doree are already feeling better about the state of things. Well, except for that FedEx package of medication that mysteriously went missing... They also discuss how they stay calm during the chaos of IVF and whether or not to put your fertility issues on your Tinder profile. (Um, no.) Plus, Matt makes up more professions for their donors! Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Call Matt and Doree and leave a voicemail: 413-461-BABY Email Matt and Doree: mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com To learn more and/or to donate to the podcast, visit www.doreeandmatt.com.
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 18: Back on Track?
01:21:05
Doree finally calls her doctor to find out what's going on, and it turns out that... she's right where she's supposed to be. How did THAT happen!? Plus, Doree and Matt hear from a listener who got her company to start covering IVF, Matt learns that his advice to newlyweds was A+, and Comic Book Guy makes an appearance. To learn more and to donate, visit www.doreeandmatt.com. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Call & leave a voicemail: 413-461-BABY Email: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 17: It's A Match
01:07:32
Matt and Doree talk about how they met and what their first few dates were like, and give advice to some newlyweds. They also learn about an IVF program that could've saved them a bunch of money. (Too late!) Plus, they hear from Doree's sister! Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/eggcellentadventure Email: doreeandmatt@gmail.com or mattanddoree@gmail.com Leave a voicemail: 413-461-BABY To learn more and to donate to the podcast, visit www.doreeandmatt.com.
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 16: Beybies
01:12:05
Matt and Doree wonder whether they can get Beyoncé to come on the podcast to talk about baby making. They also think about how Beau will react to a human sibling, give advice to a woman whose husband thinks having a baby will make everything better, and hear from their buddy Dom. This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $35 off your first week of meals, visit http://www.hellofresh.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT. Send Matt and Doree an email at mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com, and call Matt and Doree at 413-461-BABY. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure. To learn more and donate to Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, visit http://www.doreeandmatt.com.
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 15: Make It Sexy
01:19:44
Doree and Matt discuss why Doree cried this week, and then they talk to their friends Amy and Hannah, who are also trying to have a baby using science. But when you're a lesbian couple, the process is a little different. Plus, Doree admits she was wrong about bone broth. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Email Doree and Matt: mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com Call them with questions: 413-461-BABY To learn more or donate: http://www.doreeandmatt.com
Jan 30, 2017
Episode 14: Acupuncture
01:13:53
Doree and Matt talk about Doree's new acupuncturist and why Matt will never try it, and they find out why it's an especially good time to go to Canada. Then Doree interviews an Eggcellent Adventure listener and her sister, whose children are half-siblings. Find out why! Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Email Doree and Matt: mattanddoree@gmail.com or doreeandmatt@gmail.com Call them with questions: 413-461-BABY To learn more or donate: http://www.doreeandmatt.com
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 13: New Doctor
01:03:23
Doree and Matt talk about their decision to change doctors, what they learned about their first two rounds of IVF, and how Matt is going to improve his sperm. Plus, why do all their emailers this week have PCOS? Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure To learn more and to donate, visit http://www.doreeandmatt.com.
Jan 16, 2017
Episode 12: Bonus Round
01:09:21
Doree and Matt head back into the IVF clinic and get some not–super–exciting news. Plus, Matt gives advice and they hear about the worst Christmas card ever. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/eggcellentadventure To learn more and donate, visit http://www.doreeandmatt.com. This episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. To get $35 off your first week of meals, visit http://www.hellofresh.com and enter the code EGGCELLENT.
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 11: My Two Dads
01:02:44
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. Join the Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure To learn more, visit http://www.doreeandmatt.com.
Jan 02, 2017
Episode 10: The Crown
00:56:29
Matt and Doree discuss what they wish they'd known going into IVF, they get updates from listeners, and they learn about the process of getting IVF in the UK. Also, they get invited to Canada, and Matt really wants to go. Join the Eggcellent Adventure Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/eggcellentadventure Visit www.doreeandmatt.com for more info on the podcast and how to donate.
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 9: Number 9
01:00:28
It was a rough week. But Doree and Matt pulled through thanks to an electric blanket, potato pancakes, and of course Beau. Plus, they learned more about getting a job if you have a felony, and Matt hears more from his race car driver wannabe friend.
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 8: Results
00:59:56
Matt and Doree find out whether they're pregnant, Matt gives career advice, and they hear from a couple who adopted 17 embryos.
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 7: The Legs of a Tiny Dancer
00:58:37
Doree and Matt talk about the embryo transfer and what they're doing to stay sane while they wait to find out if Doree's pregnant. Also, Matt gives advice to a wannabe race-car driver.
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 6: POAS
00:52:11
Doree's embryo transfer is in three days and she wonders what it's going to be like during the 10 days she'll be waiting to find out if she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Matt talks about administering shots.
Nov 21, 2016
Episode 5: Pre Holding Pattern
00:40:37
Matt and Doree are in the limbo before the limbo. Also, why didn't the doctor just put Doree on pills in the first place?
Nov 14, 2016
Episode 4: Voicemails
00:45:04
Matt and Doree give an update on where they are post embryo fertilization. They also answer your questions.
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 3: There Was a Backup
00:39:27
There's a backup in a very important area of the clinic the morning of Doree's egg retrieval. Plus, Matt and Doree learn more than they ever needed to know about chromosome arms.
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 2: They Love Data
00:45:16
It's the night before Doree's egg retrieval, and she and Matt discuss how this cycle has been different than the last one, why gender selection is big in LA, and the mountains of data that IVF doctors love to accumulate.
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 1: Testing 1, 2, 3
00:38:01
Matt and Doree talk about how long it takes to get started with IVF, because doctors keep wanting to give them more tests. And tests cost money. A LOT of money.
Oct 16, 2016