Podcast #17: Izzy Judd on Fertility and IVF

Whether you’ve suffered from fertility problems or not, Izzy Judd’s story is one that is bound to touch you – in her book Dare To Dream, published by Penguin, she talks about the emotional journey she went on, with her husband Harry Judd, to conceive their daughter Lola.

This was a tough podcast episode for me to record, because as someone who’s been through years of secondary infertility, and a recent failed round of IVF, it all felt very close to my heart. But it also felt amazing to be openly chatting about stuff that so many women (and men) go through, yet feel like they can’t discuss through a feeling of shame or failure or just feeling like it’s a very private matter.

Hit play below, to listen, or head to Apple Podcasts or Acast to listen and subscribe.

Thanks to Harry for taking the snap of me and Izzy, and for muscling in on the podcast by loudly making a smoothie in the middle of it!

Music: Epidemic Sound



  1. Lynn
    December 11, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Thank you for this. A tough listen. I felt myself agreeing/shouting yes to a lot of it. I wish you both the very best for whatever the future holds and thanks for “going there” and discussing the undiscussable.

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  3. March 12, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Weeping slightly listening to this Alison. Firstly a great podcast (first time I’ve listened to one of yours) a great chat between you and Izzy. And secondly, I had no idea you were also struggling with secondary infertility (I follow you on Twitter) I’ve just gone off and had a read of your September IVF story. I had IVF in September too which worked but resulted in a pregnancy but then a 9 week missed miscarriage, which was horrid. We’re about to hit the 3 year mark of trying, after conceiving our 4 year old really easily. Anyway, thanks for sharing your story – everything you’ve written about, I feel too!! Ems X

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