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Ep. 12 | The Latest Breakthroughs in IVF

The costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can make it hard for many women or couples trying to treat infertility; three-quarters of patients simply can’t afford conventional IVF treatment.

Moreover, in states with insurance coverage, the use of IVF is four times higher than in states without coverage.

In this episode, Kevin Doody, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN […]

Ep. 11 | Preparing for Pregnancy: The Impact of Lifestyle on Fertility

Planning to have a baby is a significant undertaking. Of course, you want to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy, but what steps can you take before and during pregnancy to achieve that?

In this episode, Brooke Rossi, M.D., a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss the impact […]

Ep. 10 | Understanding the Male Role in Infertility

The focus of infertility treatment traditionally has primarily been on the female. However, in almost 50% of couples, the male is in fact responsible for infertility. Recent research has shown that males now produce less than half as many sperm than males in the early 1970s. In addition to having lower quantities, sperm are now […]

Ep. 9 | Can Relationship Issues Affect Infertility?

The psychological side of infertility is often neglected. However, it often plays a critical role in the physical and mental health of the couple and their ability to have a baby. How can you maintain a healthy relationship while dealing with the challenges of infertility?

In this episode, Bill Petok, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and Clinical […]

Ep. 8 | The Role of Social Media and Infertility Treatment

Today’s infertility patients are more informed, empowered, and have more choice than ever before. 77% of patients search their physician online before booking an appointment, and almost three quarters (72%) of patients use online reviews as the very first step to finding a new doctor.

Social media has become a go-to source of information, particularly where […]

Ep. 7 | How Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility?

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects roughly 5-10% of the population. It can cause chronic pain or fertility problems or both. Of women with endometriosis, 30-50% are estimated to have infertility, and among women with infertility, 25-50% are believed to have endometriosis. How and why endometriosis affects fertility has largely remained a mystery to […]

Ep. 6 | Pros and Cons of Fresh vs. Frozen Eggs and Third-Party Reproduction

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has been helping women and couples overcome fertility challenges for almost 40 years. Up until recently, IVF has traditionally used fresh eggs retrieved from a woman fertilized ‘in vitro’ in a laboratory with a spouse’s or donor’s sperm to create an embryo. However, egg freezing for future use has risen in […]

Ep. 5 | Can Preimplantation Genetic Screening Save Your Child From Disease?

Reproductive medicine has advanced dramatically and often presents couples with complex choices that can only be made on an individual basis. Preimplantation genetic screening or testing (PGS) is a powerful technology employed before implantation to help identify genetic defects within embryos. However, the process is extremely sophisticated and complex, therefore requiring a tremendous amount of […]

Ep. 4 | Embryo Transfer and IVF: What You Need to Know

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a solution that can assist couples having difficulty to conceive take the first steps on the path towards parenthood. However, how patients choose to undergo IVF should not be a “one size fits all” approach. Embryos from different women will react differently under specific conditions, and reproductive endocrinologists, as well […]

Ep. 3 | A Guide to Understanding and Treating PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most ancient disorders (around 50-60,000 years old) and affects up to one in five women regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity.

For many women, diagnosis involves a long, enigmatic process including numerous physician visits. Its symptoms are not always clear, the condition has many nuances, and the […]