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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth King

Katie O’Donnell Bam’s IVF Journey as a Two-Time Olympian

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Katie Bam, two-time Olympic field hockey player, former Head Coach at The University of Maryland, wife, and now a mother. As the 2020 Olympic Games are underway, we wanted to take this post to highlight a recent podcast episode we did back in April with Katie. We chat about attending two Olympic games and her journey to motherhood.

Katie Bam's Athletic Background

Katie Bam is a two-time Olympic field hockey player. She joined the U.S. National Team when she was 16 years old. As a World Champion and member of the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Bam has racked up a number of medals and athletic achievements. She then chose to retire in 2016 and now coaches at The University of Maryland.

The Journey to Motherhood

What you might not know about Katie is that her journey to motherhood was not easy. After getting married in 2015 to her husband Adam, they decided as a couple to start trying for a baby around 2017, but she had her complications.

After an ectopic pregnancy, surgeries, multiple doctors, IVF, and other complications she explained to us the feelings of anxiety and loss she experienced during this time.

Now as a new mom to a healthy baby boy, she's learning the reigns of new motherhood, and she was generous to share all the lessons and experiences she's learned along the way.

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