If These Ovaries Could Talk

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Two lesbians chatting about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie and Robin humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

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Carolyn and Laurel shipped sperm to their porch, had a baby via IVF, then decide to have a second via adoption. Adoption in Canada was a bumpy road, but they now have two happy, healthy sons. Order the #ITOCT book…

Kim and Paige decided to have a baby because Kim had some time off. Months later Kim was pregnant, followed by 100 days of bed rest, then delivering a baby early, then watching over a baby in the NICU. Order…

Actor and Comedian extraordinaire Alec Mapa talks about his house that’s filled with two dads and their son they adopted out of the foster care system. He also dishes out a healthy dose of parenting advice too. Order the #ITOCT…

Nikki got a loan to freeze her eggs, found the guy of her dreams (or the sperm of her dreams), met the love of her life, and is now gearing up to make some babies. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon,…

Rosie and Louisa proved that good things come to those who wait. It was 5 years before they dated, 7 men before they found their known donor, and 7 tries before they got pregnant. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound,…

Natalie was one of the first kids adopted by two gay dads, at the same time. She chats about her amazing childhood and being part of an open adoption. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium…

Ebony, from the TikTok famous family Team2Moms, talks about meeting Denise on MySpace, having 3 kids, and sharing their family life online to normalize LGBTQ parenting. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium @robin633 Edited by…

Justin and Hugh wanted a child, and when an acquaintance offered an egg and to carry the baby, they thought they won the lottery. But the woman got pregnant and disappeared. Four years later, they're still in litigation over their…

Robin Lowey shares about having a baby in the 90s when no one in her community was having kids, using her brother as a donor, and that book she wrote about trailblazing lesbians. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible.…

Trystan Reese was just a year into a relationship when his (now) husband’s niece and nephew were about to be removed from their home by Child Protective Services. Trystan and Biff took in the two kids, becoming caregivers overnight. Then…

Bria and her wife, Melissa fought through rejection from family, miscarriage, medical micro-aggressions, and a PCOS diagnosis. But there's still hope on the horizon. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press…

Cassie and Erin were pregnant with twins and went into labor at 25 weeks. Their son died in the NICU, and their daughter has developmental issues because of being born prematurely. Despite what they've gone through, their daughter is the…

Alyce and Zoe met, fell in love, moved into Alyce's childhood home, asked Zoe's brother for sperm, and made a baby. In that order. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press…

Alia identifies as asexual, Emily identifies as bisexual, and together they co-parent Emily's son from a previous relationship. And now they're trying to have a child together. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium @robin633…

Lilian and Laura have been trying to have a baby while stationed in Japan, six hours apart! How are they doing that? With an English translator and a lot of tickets for the bullet train so they could meet up…

Ashely and Sheria are a military family who've chronicled their journey trying to conceive. They've gone through pregnancy, miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, parenthood, surrogacy, and most recently, an autism diagnosis for one of their kids. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon,…

Danny found a baby in a subway station on his way home from work. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together, and although neither of them had prepared for parenthood, they knew, "Where there is love, anything is…

Oliver returns for the conclusion of our chat about fertility options for Trans Men. He brings Dr. Mok-Lin from UCSF with him to answer all our burning questions. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium…

Oliver refers to himself as a "trans dinosaur" because he began taking T over a decade ago. As he considers having children, he's now in the process of figuring out what options are open to him. Order the #ITOCT book…

Meredith and Courtney tried to hide from their sexuality because of their religious upbringings. After coming out, next steps included marriage, kids, and buying sperm from Helen. Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. [email protected] IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk  Medium @robin633…

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