Podcast Episode 71: One Long Fertility Journey with a Happy Ending

Podcast Episode 71: One Long Fertility Journey with a Happy Ending

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 71 of The New Family Podcast where we hear about one family’s long fertility journey.

My guest on this episode is Traci Costa, the founder and CEO of Peekaboo Beans, a children’s playwear company based in Vancouver, BC. But she’s come on the show to talk about the incredibly challenging time she and her husband went through in order to become parents. Too often fertility struggles are cloaked in silence, which is unfortunate given that so many people experience them. Her story includes one heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy and round after round of IVF. If you’ve had your own difficulties conceiving, I hope you’ll leave a comment on the show notes page for this episode.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Traci.

Traci’s children’s clothing company Peekaboo Beans

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Traci’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I think the stuff that I’ve tended to find appealing as advice goes is the idea of following your own instincts, trusting your gut. Nobody knows your kids better than you do. Nobody loves them the way you do. And parenting is about a million little judgement calls in life and it’s not always clear exactly what the right call is. Sometimes you’re choosing between a couple of bad options. You have to check your instincts against your peers, your friends your co-parents and say, ‘Am I thinking of this right?’ But you kind of have to believe in yourself as a parent, I think. Because we can all do this. We can all do this in the best way we know how if we trust what’s inside us.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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