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Ep. 22 | How to Optimize Cervical Health and Maximize Your Fertility

Women need to monitor their cervical and overall health before getting pregnant to avoid more serious complications for mother and baby down the road. 

However, cervical disease and even cervical cancer do not automatically spell the end for a woman’s fertility. Technological breakthroughs and modern medical advances now allow women to successfully treat cervical abnormalities, including […]

Ep. 21 | Patient Advocacy and the Importance of the Patient Experience

How can infertility patients be well-informed, empowered, and get the right guidance throughout their family-building journey? 

From their first visit and throughout the road to fertility, it can be overwhelming, frustrating, and fearful for infertility patients as they are often overloaded with new information and processes they are expected to understand and deal with immediately.

In this […]

Ep. 20 | Understanding Pre-cancerous Changes to the Lining of the Uterus

Pre-cancerous changes to the lining of the uterus do not get a lot of attention, but are a critical aspect of a woman’s fertility and overall gynecological health. Women, especially those who want to preserve their fertility, need to understand what the risks are for developing pre-cancerous cells and how they can mitigate those risks.

In […]

Ep. 19 | Will Fertility Coverage Ever Get Mandated?

The state of New York recently passed legislation mandating fertility treatment. Since then, hope has sprung up that nationwide mandating of reproductive medicine may not be too far off. However, resistance to universal coverage, for both heterosexual and same-sex couples, continues to be present both at insurance companies and in state legislatures.

In this episode, […]

Ep. 18 | How to Achieve a Great Doctor-Patient Relationship

The journey to start or expand a family for aspiring mothers or couples can be long, arduous, and filled with emotional highs and lows. On their way to fertility, patients need to make many decisions such as which treatment option to pursue, whether or not to continue treatments, and whether it is a good idea […]

Ep. 17 | What Is a Hysteroscopy and Why Would You Need One?

The field of reproductive medicine is about much more than in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination. Patients may require surgery for an array of uterine conditions, including fibroids, polyps, chronic endometritis, and Asherman’s disease. The good news is that many of these procedures, including a hysteroscopy, can now be done as outpatient procedures in […]

Ep. 16 | Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can disrupt and even destroy a hopeful parent’s dream of starting or growing a family. Cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, can have harmful impacts on a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm. However, recent advances in fertility treatment have allowed cancer patients to preserve their fertility and have provided new hope where […]

Ep. 15 | What Are Mosaic Embryos?

Mosaic is the term assigned to embryos found to possess both normal and abnormal cells during preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). PGS is typically completed on day five of embryo development for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Through PGS, embryologists can detect, and often diagnose, potential chromosomal abnormalities including the presence of Down syndrome. Until very recently, […]

Ep. 14 | What Are the Reproductive Legal Issues with Surrogacy and Adoption?

Surrogacy and adoption can be incredibly fulfilling experiences, both for intended parents and gestational carriers. However, for hopeful parents considering surrogacy or adoption, legal processes and issues can be complicated and overwhelming at times, particularly as they relate to the parental rights of the surrogate or the biological parents putting a child up for adoption. […]

Ep. 13 | Could Minimal Stimulation IVF Save You Thousands?

Minimal stimulation IVF often referred to as, “mini IVF,” “soft IVF,” or “micro IVF,” has been a hot topic lately in the infertility world. The procedure is a relatively new advanced reproductive technology (ART) technique in the U.S. that offers a more holistic and gentler approach to ovarian stimulation compared to traditional IVF.

In this episode, […]