Episode 6 of the Parents After 40 podcast is all about the expected changes about after delivering a child. Kathryn and Ted finally let it set in… that they’re about to have a baby. After three years of trying and five rounds of IVF, they never allowed themselves to think or dream about what happens AFTER delivering a healthy baby. Loss will do that to you.

Here are their reflections on looking back at pretty self-centered lives before having a child.

Because everything is about to change…

Kathryn Janicek was a television executive producer for 20 years and she’s now a public speaking trainer and media strategist.

Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.

Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.

Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, and the doctors removed his prostate during his life-saving surgery. Ted and Kathryn knew having a baby would be tough — but not this tough.

Come along as they figure out how to be “Parents After 40.”

Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (
Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (