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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, […]

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 […]