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Episode 24: Post Traumatic Growth & Toxic Positivity with Tanya Hubbard

Tanya Hubbard and her husband live in Vancouver Canada and, like Australia, they have a robust public healthcare system with long waiting periods for elective, non-emergency surgery – and it certainly doesn’t over IVF. Tanya explains that, like so many of us, she didn’t start trying to get pregnant until her mid to late 30s, …

Episode 20: How to be Childless and Confident with Jody O’Brien

I am my own worst enemy and a terrible cheerleader. That’s why I want you to meet Jody O’Brien. Jody is calls herself the “Chief Cheerleader” and she is cheering us all on. After being diagnosed with early menopause in her late 30s, and the only way she would carry a baby would be with …

Season 2 Episode 16: They Wanna be Free, Gay and Happy (and Childfree)

Welcome to Season 2 of the unRipe podcast. In season 2, I’m changing up the format a bit, and I’ll be bringing you rich, diverse stories from both women and men, same sex couples, married, single, defacto, psychologists and natural therapists, alternative practitioners, authors, bloggers, travellers, politicians, musicians and the full gamut of childless and …

Episode 15: 1 in 9 Women – So Why Don’t We Have a Cure Yet?

Recently, Lena Dunham wrote a follow up article for Harpers Magazine about the two years since her hysterectomy after an endometriosis diagnosis. Mina and I discuss about the importance of talking about endo and normalising the conversation. We learn that period pain may be common, but it’s not normal. We also speak to Naturopath and …