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Sarah's Laughter Infertility Podcast

Christian Infertility support and encouragement from Sarah's Laughter. We interview people that "get" infertility, including those who walk through it and those who walk alongside them.
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May 29, 2017

Episode 31: Redemption. Alycia had an abortion. Now she works with women in crisis pregnancies. For years, she thought her miscarriages were punishments from God. This is her story.

Alycia's blog: Built in the Fire

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

May 14, 2017

Episode 30: Peace, Patience, and Trust. Author and blogger Alison England met a girl with a broken arm in her daughter's kindergarten class. Before Alison could finish the 20-mile drive home, her life had changed. This is her story.

How to contact Alison:

Blog: http://tandemadoption.com/

Link to Tandem book on Amazon: http://a.co/5wwPqD6

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdoptionDevo/

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/riding.tandem/

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com 

May 1, 2017

Episode 29: Wait & Hurry Up (Brian & Chipley). We interviewed Chipley in episode 6, and Brian in episode 17, but we have them together for this episode. They open up about the strain infertility placed on their marriage. They also talk about how their infertility story intertwined and crisscrossed, across time and across the planet, including a child with leukemia in 1980s Louisiana and a warrior with a life-changing moment in 21st century Afghanistan. And... they have a surprise for us.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.
Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.
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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.
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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

Apr 24, 2017

For National Infertility Awareness Week, we asked several women across our groups what infertility means to them. So, #ListenUp!

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

Mar 20, 2017

Sister. Missionary. Prayer Warrior. Paulette Delaney of Heart Hidden International Skyped in this week to talk about the power of prayer to strengthen our most important relationship during infertility. 

You can find out more about her ministry on these Facebook pages:

Main page: https://www.facebook.com/HeartHiddenInternational 
Used shoe drives: https://www.facebook.com/hearthiddenusedshoedrive/ 

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

Mar 13, 2017

Bridgette and Madison were best friends. Then sisters-in-law. One conceived. The other didn't. Both were in for surprises. This is their story.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

Mar 11, 2017

If you're looking at this post on our site, you can see a broken bowl that's been repaired using gold. It's an example of a Japanese art form called kintsugi. The broken bowl has fractures whose repairs are accentuated, not hidden—and the bowl is more beautiful than ever. 

I kept thinking about kintsugi while editing our next episode. 

Bridgette and Madison bonded through a tragedy. They become best friends. Then sisters-in-law. When one conceived and the other did not, a series of events led to intense brokenness.

But as the kintsugi bowl above illustrates, there is beauty and healing after brokenness.

The episode drops 6PM CDT (midnight GMT).

Mar 6, 2017

The medical facts were clear: it was impossible for Emma & Andrew to have a biological child. But they clung to the belief that God promised them a child and even told them its name. “If we are praying for something, we need to be ready for answered prayers.” Their struggle between faith and facts continued through heartbreak, hardships, and devastating diagnoses. And the rugged truth that emerged would shock everyone, including Emma. This is her story.


Emma Bustard (rhymes with mustard) lives in Northern Ireland.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

 

Mar 3, 2017

Our next episode drops this Sunday at 6 PM CST (midnight GMT), and it's for anyone who's in an impossible situation, or discouraged, or has grieved loss upon loss. It is deep. It is profound. And it will move you.

Emma Bustard (rhymes with mustard) hails from Northern Ireland. Her story is full of astounding grief and heartache, plus even more astounding faith and miracles. This is an episode to listen to again and again. There is so much life experience, so much wisdom, so much hope — it is a treasure chest to go to again and again. 

Feb 27, 2017

When Kimberly & her husband, Jacob, couldn't conceive, tests revealed that Kimberly had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Jacob had a zero sperm count. But that wasn't the end of their story—or their diagnoses. "It was like the world stopped." Kimberly shares it all here.

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You might remember Kimberly from Episode 21: Pregnancy After Infertility or Loss (PAIL). You can access that episode by clicking here.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule. 

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/give. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story on this podcast? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

 

Feb 25, 2017

Kimberly and her husband both have cystic fibrosis. They lost their home in the devastating 2016 floods that hit the Greater Baton Rouge area. "It was a piece of cake compared to infertility." Her amazing story drops Sunday at Midnight GMT (6 PM CST). 

Feb 20, 2017

Adoption doesn't cure infertility, but it's a beautiful way to grow a family. For Tyler & Cary, the sting of infertility was still there after adoption. "The desire is still there. And I also know that without infertility, we wouldn't have our children." This is their story.

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Tyler's blog: http://theadventuresofbabyk.blogspot.com

Adoption Strong: http://www.adoptionstrong.com

The wonderful adoption video released by the Hamilton Tiger Cats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jDY5uhlBVQ

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter.

Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses related to either adoption or fertility treatment. We also partner with local SART-listed fertility clinics to give away IVFs at the event. Check babystepsfunrun.com for details and schedule. 

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

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Want to share your infertility story? Email us at podcast@sarahs-laughter.com

Feb 18, 2017

In six years of professional football, Cary developed a necessary tolerance for pain, playing through injuries such as a broken thumb and a torn tendon in his knee. His feet were always bloody because his toenails were gone by the end of training camp. But none of it compared to the pain of infertility he and Tyler went through. You don't want to miss this one! Episode drops Sunday at 6 PM CST. 

Feb 13, 2017

Caroline Harries insists she is not a writer, but through the power of shared stories and shared struggles, she has connected an online infertility network whose members provide support to one another. She talks about it in her book, In Due Time. She's also a popular blogger. Just remember, Caroline insists that she is not a writer.

This is her story. 

Caroline's blog: http://in-due-time.com 
If you purchase her book there, Caroline will sign it for you. Plus, she has generously provided a 15% off coupon code for our listeners: sarahslaughter15. 

"Moms in the Making," Caroline's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momsinthemaking/

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Feb 6, 2017

Suppose after trying to conceive—and facing infertility's ups and downs, hopes and hurts—you find out you're pregnant.

Joy!

Relief!

Anxiety?

If, alongside your elation, you have a million variations of "Now what?" racing through your heart, this episode is for you. We interview our P.A.I.L. Group leaders, Kimberly and Mary Claire. (P.A.I.L. = Pregnancy After Infertility or Loss.) In our world, pregnancy does not always mean you're going to bring a baby home. 

 

Meet Mary Claire & Kimberly, our P.A.I.L. Group Leaders

You can contact Mary Claire & Kimberly at pail@sarahs-laughter.com. The book mentioned in this episode is Prayers That Avail Much by Germaine Copeland.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Jan 30, 2017

So, a vacationing student meets a local couple and wants them to adopt her baby.

Really.

This is Christy's story. 

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Here's some information about Christy, A.B.I.D.E. Ministry, and Sarah's Laughter Austin:

A.B.I.D.E. Ministry - http://abideministry.blogspot.com/

A.B.I.D.E. Ministry Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ministryABIDE/?fref=ts

Christy's Blog - https://christynueman.wordpress.com/

Christy's Email - christy@sarahs-laughter.com

Online Registration for Sarah's Laughter Austin - http://tinyurl.com/HHBCInfertilitySupport

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Jan 23, 2017

Tara Baker had so much endometriosis that it took two surgeries to remove it all. She later conceived and had a baby—but still wanted another child. This is her story of secondary infertility.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: TwitterFacebook, and Instagram

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Nov 7, 2016

Lisa Newton is a Christian infertility author and blogger extraordinaire. "I can't quite remove myself from [the infertility community]. I had so much support from the community while I was struggling to conceive, and I want to give back." You can find her amazing, powerful resources (such as 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility and 31 Days of Scripture During Infertility) at amateurnester.com. She is generously offering a 30% discount to our listeners; just use the coupon "Sarah" at checkout.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.
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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Oct 31, 2016

Brian McCollister was given two weeks to live when he was just three years old. He beat leukemia, but that victory cost him his fertility. This is his story. "If I had the choice to go back and have my life with or without the cancer, I would choose the cancer, because it's made me who I am today—and I don't know what type of person I would be without that."

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Be sure to listen to Episode 6, our interview with Brian's wife, Chipley.

 

For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Oct 29, 2016

Our next podcast episode, an interview with Brian McCollister, drops Monday morning. Brian was given two weeks to live at age three when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His story of male factor infertility is full of pathos, faith, doubt, anger, grief, and hope. It’s 86 minutes long, and I just can’t make myself edit out anymore. His story is definitely worth your time.

— Jason Forbus 

Oct 24, 2016

Jamie Hymel is a longtime friend and the very first Sarah's Laughter volunteer. She has a great career, an abundant life, and is childless. This is her story. "After my mom passed away, I thought, 'I have so much to give. I have so much to offer. God has gifted me incredibly. And I am wasting my life and my calling pining away for children that I will never have.'"

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Oct 3, 2016

Eloise Drane is the founder of Family Inceptions International, a faith-based egg donor & gestational surrogate agency. "God has put in my heart to serve people. If I can ease the pain of somebody else from a desire they have deep in their core, and God has told me to do that for them, who am I to say No?" 

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Sep 26, 2016

Liv Ryan is a blogger and the author of Bearing Hope: Navigating the Desert of Waiting for a Child. "We are still able to bear hope even when we're not bearing children." 

You can purchase Liv's book at Amazon by clicking here. At livryan.com, you can find follow her blog and—if you live in the Quad Cities area—you can get directions to her monthly support group.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Sep 12, 2016

Mary Claire: "Just Keep Swimming" (from the 2016 Sarah's Laughter Infertility Workshop).

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

Sep 5, 2016

This episode is a special treat: Elisha Kearns' keynote from the 2016 Sarah's Laughter Infertility Workshop. Please follow her amazing blog by going to https://waitingforbabybird.com/.

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For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please sign up for our weekday devotionals/occasional newsletter here.

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Sarah’s Laughter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. If you’d like to help support what we do, including this podcast, please visit sarahs-laughter.com/partner. Thank you.

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