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Focus on Fertility
12 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
Infertility AF: A Revolutionary Summit
A new infertility awareness event will take place that will focus on patients and their mental health, Infertility AF. All presentations will be current and past individuals who have traveled the journey of infertility including: Erin Boelhower, Lindsay Fischer and more. The event will take place in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois at the Hyatt on April 27th from 10am until 6pm. Full details are available at infertileafchicago.com
15 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Know Your Potential for Success with the Univfy Pre-IVF Report
A relatively new report is now available to assist individuals and couples in knowing their potential for a successful outcome with in vitro fertilization (IVF), the Univfy Pre-IVF Report. This report reviews one’s individual diagnostic data and that of their selected fertility treatment center to calculate a personalized outcome for success after one cycle of IVF, two cycles of IVF and three cycles of IVF. Unlike other available sources to calculate one’s outcome potential, the Univfy Pre-IVF report doesn’t just based the calculation on age and national data statistics and is more personalized to the individual and the specific care center. To learn more about the Univfy Pre-IVF Report or to find a fertility care center that offers it, please visit univfy.com
32 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Real Food for Pregnancy
Healthy nutrition is key and the foundation to developing a healthy lifestyle but can often appear daunting to understand and follow. In this episode of Focus on Fertility, we speak with registered dietitian/nutritionist and author of Real Food for Pregnancy, Lily Nichols, regarding the topic of healthy nutrition for becoming pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy. We discuss topics including, What is Real Food?, What are macro and micro nutrients and what values should one seek?, Meal Tips and much more. Lily will assist you to simplify the complexities and share helpful insights regarding your nutrition. Learn more about Lily Nichols at lilynicholsrdn.com Learn more about Real Food for Pregnancy at realfoodforpregnancy.com
19 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Flip Flops In Kiev: A Patient’s Journey (Part 2)
In this week’s episode of Focus on Fertilty we conclude Flip Flops in Kiev, Jay and Tiffany’s journey through international surrogacy. Today, we learn how, what should have been a simple process to conclude the journey allowing their twins to come home to the U.S. was filled with yet more speed bumps, hurdles and delays. Jay also shares his advice for anyone interested in considering international surrogacy for themselves. Visit flipflopsinkiev.com for more information.
23 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Flip Flops In Kiev: A Patient’s Journey (Part 1)
In this week’s episode of Focus on Fertility, we bring you part 1 of a two part series on one couples determination to having children through the use of international surrogacy. Jay and Tiffany, who like many in the United States, met, married and decided to have children later in life. With the biological clock ticking faster and faster, the couple chose to utilize IVF to become parents for the first time. However, when it came time to add to their family the journey became even more difficult with numerous twists and turns with several occurring in a totally different nation without the ability to clearly communicate and gain clear understanding of their surrounding and situations. We sit down with Jay and he shares their story including their pitfalls, unexpected speed bumps and final joy of bringing home twin boys. Tune in and share their journey and learn about the utilization of international surrogacy. Find out more at flipflopsinkiev.com
19 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Is It the Right Time To Transfer that Embryo?
In this episode of Focus on Fertility, we talk the ERA Test with Tiffany Stankiewicz of Igenmix to learn how the ERA test may be able to help those who have had recurrent pregnancy loss and prior IVF failure. The Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA) helps to determine when the optimum window of implantation is to occur for an individual. Completing an embryo transfer at the accurate window of implantation has shown to increase pregnancy outcomes. Are you the right candidate for the ERA test? Learn more and tune-in.
19 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
This week we are joined by program director, Kimberly Tyson, of Snowflakes Embryo Adoption. What is embryo adoption? Is it the right path for you? What are the processes involved? What are the costs? All of these questions and more are answered. Additionally, if you are someone who may have frozen embryos in storage and looking for an option regarding them, adopting them to another family maybe a solution. Tune in and learn more. Contact Snowflakes Embryo Adoption at snowflakes.org, or call 970.663.6799
13 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Dr. Rusty Pool Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas “Rusty” Pool, Ph.D. HCLD, Fertility Center of San Antonio Scientific Director, has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine for nearly 40 years. Recently at #ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Pool was awarded the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT) Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Pool joins us for this episode of Focus on Fertility to share his thoughts and insights regarding the changes that have taken place during his time in the embryology lab and where he predicts the field will head during the next several years. Learn more about Dr. Pool at fertilitysa.com
10 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
MCRM Fertility Celebrates 5 Years and You're Invited to Attend
This week we celebrate with our sponsor, MCRM Fertility, as they host a FREE event this weekend. Earlier this year, MCRM Fertility turned 5 and to celebrate their 5th Anniversary they are hosting a FALL FAMILY FUN event full of great activities for children and adults. They especially would like to invite all previous patients and graduates to be part of a very special picture opportunity. Tune in and learn more. Thank you very much and hope to see you all there on Saturday the 20th.
12 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
ASRM 2018: Final Recap
#ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado has officially concluded but before doing so some exciting news was released with respect to the use of artificial intelligence to select the “best” embryo for transfer. You’ll want to tune in to be sure to learn more about this development. In addition, the FDA has recently approved a new, upgraded version of the EmbryoScope® time-lapse incubator and we stop by the Vitrolife booth to learn more and how this will help benefit more patients than before. Learn more about EmbryoScope at mcrmfertility.com
18 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Highlights from ASRM 2018: Day 2
Another busy and information filled day at #ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado. In today’s podcast, we introduce you to a new way to get answers to your fertility questions from the experts in the field, at no cost or appointment necessary, with MedAnswers.com. We also introduce you to a new ovulation system that is designed to help you better determine the “best” time of your cycle to try to naturally conceive. Lastly, we conclude with some highlight studies of the day that shows the impact your sleep cycle can have on your fertility potential. Be sure to Tune-in!
15 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Latest from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Expo
This week, Focus on Fertility is covering the events and latest news from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual scientific congress and expo. Today, we meet with Sean Tipton of ASRM to discuss the role ASRM plays and the reason for the annual congress. We also speak with Olga Milobedzki from Ferring Pharmaceuticals to discuss the #TalkAboutTrying campaign Ferring is wanting you to be a part of. Lastly, we share some highlight stories and research releases from day 1 of #ASRM2018. Tune in today and throughout the week for updates and news from ASRM 2018.
15 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
PCOS Awareness: Overcoming Insulin Resistance
September is PCOS Awareness Month and on this episode of Focus on Fertility we sit down with personal trainer and movement specialist, Stephanie Wolf, to discuss ways to better your health when diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Stephanie will discuss ways to reduce the potential insulin resistance that one can be affected by as a result of their PCOS. This includes a look at one’s diet, exercise and sleep habits. Learn how to better overcome PCOS and tune in. Learn more about this issue in Episode 4 of Focus on Fertility.
22 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Concluding the Fertility Journey through the use of Frozen Donor Eggs
On this episode of Focus on Fertility we learn about the egg donation process, specifically, the frozen egg donor process as we speak with donor manager, Margarita Lainez of the California Cryobank Donor Egg Bank.. We’ll learn what steps it takes for one to become a donor, the regulations that govern egg donation and the process required to utilize frozen egg donation as an option to complete one’s fertility journey. For more information regarding frozen egg donation or to contact the California Cryobank Donor Egg Bank please visit cryobankeggs.com or call 240-778-6210.
19 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Ep. 26 - Keeping it Steamy While Battling Through Infertility
A part of the joy of parenthood is simply the events that get us there such as the intimacy and pleasure of sex. However, when one traverses the road of infertility the joy of sex often disappears. The pleasure and intimacy of the moment turns into a planned chore or a scheduled event on our daily calendar. So, how is one to keep it steamy under the sheets when battling through infertility? This week, we sit down with sexual health expert, Dr. Becky Lynn, to discuss the topic of sexual health and infertility and what couples can do to keep the pleasure of sex a life during this difficult journey. Be sure you tune-in! For additional assistance and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lynn contact her office at 314-977-744. For additional resources related to today’s topic or to find a provider near you that can assist you with sexual healthcare needs visit isswsh.org
25 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 25 - It’s More than just a Job, It’s Their Story and Passion.
This week we have the pleasure of speaking with the owners of Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, Terry and Eddie Malanda. Learn about their incredible story and infertility journey. Like many of YOU, our listeners, they have traveled down the difficulty and often twisting road of infertility. Their journey has changed them both personally and professionally. From the purchase of a small, successful corner pharmacy, to the desire of parenthood, through the twists and turns of the difficulty fertility road to proud parents and owners of a national leading fertility care pharmacy, today. Tune in, be encouraged and learn about their incredible story and their desire to assist those traversing the infertility journey, today. To contact or learn more about Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, visit mymandellspharmacy.com.
17 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
Ep. 24 - A New Genetic Test to Evaluate Your Fertility Risk
In this episode of Focus on Fertility, Lori Batta, Chief Commericial Officer at Celmatix, joins us to share about the Fertilome test. The Fertilome test is a genetic test that helps to evaluate you DNA make-up for potential fertility risks such as early on-set menopause, ovarian dysfunction, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss and much more. Anyone at any point in their fertility journey, whether just starting and giving some considerations on child bearing to those already in an advanced treatment process, can benefit from the information gained through Fertilome. Learn more and how Fertilome can benefit you. Tune in!
21 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Ep. 23 - How Pre-Implantation Screening (PGS) Can Assist You Along Your Journey
In this episode of Focus on Fertility, we talk pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) with Alyssa Snider, MD, PhD, LCGC of Igenomix. Dr. Snider introduces what PGS is, the process and how it can assist those utilizing IVF with increased success. IVF treatment with the use of PGS has shown a pregnancy rate of about 70% compared to about 45% without. Dr. Snider also introduces some new terminology that is beginning to be used to replace PGS, PGT-A. Tune in!
22 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Ep. 22 - Convenient, At-Home Fertility Screening
In this episode of Focus on Fertility we are joined by the co-founders of Modern Fertility, Carly and Afton. After seeking out to discover her own fertility potential, Afton found it difficult, complex and expensive. As a result, along with Carley, they decided there had to be an easier and lower-cost way. That lead them to creating Modern Fertility and a new at-home fertility screening test. Tune and learn how easy and affordable fertility screening can be.
11 minutes | Jul 31, 2018
Ep. 21 - Talking Fertility with Your OBGYN
In this episode of Focus on Fertility we visit Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tulsa Women’s Healthcare to sit down with OB/GYN Dr. Cole Nilson. We discuss with Dr. Nilson why females should be more proactive in understanding their fertility potential, why they should discuss it with their OB/GYN and what steps can be taken to know what time one’s biological clock shows.
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