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The "So Now What?" Podcast

I am a Fertility Survivor.  The kind you enter into treatments hoping you will never be... childless.  After several rounds of IUI and IVF, at some of the leading Fertility Centers, I was told I was no longer a candidate for fertility treatment.  It left me asking myself...

So now what?

For the years that followed, I tried to put myself back together and tell myself I would be OK, but I wasn't.  I was shattered - I felt alone and failed by the whole process and especially, my body.  I yearned for others that felt the pain I felt and someone that could help me navigate a life without a child. 

I didn't find it, so I decide to create it.  

Fast forward to today. I am still childless, but my beliefs about my life have changed.  I decided that I can create meaning and purpose in my life even though I am not a mother.  I've learned to love myself and the body I felt failed me as a woman.

If you've been on this journey, hop on and join me as we create something we were not offered.  Let's create a sisterhood for the bravest women I know.  We brush ourselves off and don't let terms like: Failed, Unexplained, Miscarriage, Not-viable or Advanced Maternal Age define us anymore.  


Nov 28, 2023

Embracing Value in Childlessness: A Journey of Self-Discovery

This week I found myself reflecting on the values that truly matter, particularly as someone who has faced the challenges of infertility. In today's episode, I invite you to explore the profound topic of self-value and the treasures that lie within us, often...

Nov 23, 2023

Navigating Thanksgiving with Gratitude: A Guide for Women Childless After Infertility


Hey there, it's Lana Manikowski, and welcome to another episode of The “So Now What?” Podcast. Whether you're tuning in on your way to Thanksgiving festivities or catching this afterward, I've got some tools that are...

Nov 2, 2023

In today's episode, we dive into the intriguing realm of self-perception and self-worth. Lana Manikowski shares her personal journey and powerful insights into reshaping your opinion of yourself. Join us as we explore how you can start to define what makes you amazing, regardless of your fertility journey.