Today I’m welcoming Maya Grobel to the podcast.We’re digging into what it takes to be open to all options when starting a family.I connected with Maya about 3 years ago after I found her Don’t Count Your Eggs blog (which is a Resolve Hope award nominated blog). I love her willingness to show and share all aspect of her journey to parenthood. Her film One More Shot is heartbreakingly beautiful and raw. Even though you may find yourself doing the ugly cry...the film is so inspiring and offers hope to couples starting a family.Maya Grobel is a California licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist who specializes in supporting individuals and couples struggling to conceive. She is a mental health professional member of ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) and SEEDS (Society for Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy) and feels very passionate about her work with this population. With her roots in social work, Maya feels strongly about advocating for the infertility patient and for many years wrote a Resolve Hope award nominated blog called Don’t Count Your Eggs that followed her five year journey to parenthood, which finally ended with the birth of her daughter via embryo donation in 2015. Maya and her TV producer husband Noah made a feature length film documenting their tumultuous journey to parenthood called One More Shot, which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo on Demand and Netflix. Visit her website www.mayagrobel.com
This episode is a must listen! It is especially good to share with family and friends who just don't understand the pain of infertility.
On this podcast you'll learn:
What to do when you feel "broken" and how to shift away from the self blame associated with this disease.
Why Maya decided to document her fertility journey. The good the bad and the ugly.