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This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to giv ...
 
If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to get pregnant naturally, navigating IVF, understanding donor conception or surrogacy to how to prepare for a life without children. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Join me, Natalie Silverman, as I open up about my own fertility treatment, Kate Davies an independent fertility nurse consultant, experts from around the world and men and women just lik ...
 
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It is Medical Genetics Awareness Week and today we are talking about translocation flagging from PGT-A results. Joining us to discuss this is Dr. Alyssa Snider who is VP of Clinical Genetic Services at Igenomix, and holds both a PhD in genetics and a Master's degree with certification as a genetic counselor. More information on this topic is at www…
 
We have spoken about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on the podcast numerous times in the past so make sure you scroll down to find link to previous episodes. Kate is an expert on the topic, working with women on a daily basis to support them with their diagnosis and in this episode, we've shared a previous conversation we had with Professor Ada…
 
It's National Public Health Week, and today on the show to contribute to the international conversation we are talking about Vaccines and ART with our guest Dr. Jennifer Kawwass. More info on this topic is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corpora…
 
The cost of healthcare can be exorbitant, especially for fertility treatments. There are some incredible grants, funds, and forward-thinking employers that provide support for fertility and family building care, but more and more states are starting to mandate that coverage be offered. While this idea might seem expensive at first glance, providing…
 
It’s episode number 7 and Natalie’s flying solo. She interviews Deborah Brock – Founder and CEO of Nua Fertility. Have you heard of the microbiome? No, well you’re not alone….. We have microbiome’s everywhere – skin, gut, vagina – you name it. The gut microbiome may not be the first thing you think about when you consider fertility but it’s HUGE. T…
 
On this episode we take a deep dive into the process of creating ASRM publications. Access documents at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Member Council.By ASRM, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Jeffrey Hayes, Alan Penzias, Suleena Kalra, Zachary Knight
 
To mark the end of Endometriosis month and we wanted to share with you a bumper episode - a guest interview with an expert and a true-life patient story. First up we chat with Andrew Horne - Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at Edinburgh University and an all-round expert when it comes to endometriosis. Andrew is currently involved…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #14 from task force member Dr. Alan Penzias. To review the latest update visit https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate14.pdf For the CDC Update visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fu…
 
Motherhood has no set definition in this day and age because the modern family has evolved. It’s much more open-ended than the singular idea of having to carry your baby after conceiving through intercourse “naturally.” There are several different options and ways in which children can come into your life. Once we accept this fact and shift the foc…
 
This week, on the pod, we’re talking about that conversation with your GP. It can be difficult to make this first step when trying to conceive and you often don’t know when you should go and what to ask. Plus we often hear from you that you don't feel heard or taken seriously when having these initial conversations. When you’re struggling to concei…
 
It is National Endometriosis Awareness Month, and in this episode we talk to ASRM President Dr. Hugh Taylor about Endometriosis in reproductive health. Read Dr. Taylor's recent work on Endometriosis at: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00389-5/fulltext Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing asrm@asrm.org ASR…
 
This February, Progyny hosted the webinar, “Infertility in the Black Community: Understanding Your Health Conditions and Finding the Right Doctor,” to honor Black History Month and shed some light on the racial disparities in healthcare. This is an expansion on the July webinar, “Fertility and Maternal Health in the Black Community.” Progyny’s mode…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about testing your fertility at home. You’ll hear a snippet of a previous chat we had with Exseed Health founder Morten Ulsted. Exseed is a male fertility test to be done at home and you can hear the full conversation here We welcome, to the podcast, Dr. Helen O’Neill – a lecturer in Molecular genetics and …
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Carol Lange about all things Endocrinology including the upcoming virtual meeting on March 20-23, 2021. For more info on the Endocrine Society visit https://www.endocrine.org/ For info on the virtual ENDO meeting, March 20-23, 2021 visit https://www.endocrine.org/meetings-and-events/endo2021 For more about Endocinolo…
 
Support is going to be a prevalent theme in today’s episode. Why? Because it’s the support of our family, friends, employers, and physicians that help us get through tough times, especially when it comes to infertility. Amanda Lesesne is a veteran guest here on This Is Infertility. This will be her third time joining us, and (spoiler!) today, she c…
 
We can’t believe it’s episode 3 already! Where has the time gone? We’re loving all your messages since we’ve been back – so keep them coming. So, in this episode, we’re still chatting preconceptual care. All you need to know to help you conceive naturally. We start off by talking in more detail about the methods that can help you…. Have you heard o…
 
On this episode we talk with Dr. Mark Trolice about the power of family, positivity, and Dr. Trolice's own journey with infertility that helped him in writing this book. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts by emailing us at asrm@asrm.org ASRM Today Podcasts are supported in part by ASRM Corpora…
 
The Fertility 101 Series, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running, is a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert. In this episode, you’ll learn about endometriosis, a condition in which a woman’s endometrial tissue grows inside of her abdomen. Each woman is different, but it…
 
It’s episode 2 of the relaunched pod! This week we’re talking about what to eat when you’re trying to conceive. This can be so overwhelming, and we want to make it easy for you to understand all you need to know. So, we’re chatting to the lovely Ro Huntriss who is a registered fertility dietician. On the pod we’ve spoken to a fair few people who kn…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #13 from task force member Dr. Eve Feinberg. To review the latest update go to http://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate13.pdf To view all of ASRM's resources on COVID-19, please visit https://www.asrm.org/…
 
As most people with infertility know through experience, treatments can be very expensive. One round of IVF alone can cost thousands of dollars, and it’s usually the last step after trying multiple other pathways like IUI or timed intercourse beforehand, which can drain your resources. Fortunately, there are some options for funding. More employers…
 
THE FERTILITY PODCAST IS BACK WITH A NEW SOUND, A NEW RESIDENT EXPERT BUT THE SAME MISSION. We’re so pleased to be back with you, having taken some time to really work out what the best future plan for The Fertility Podcast is, and it’s to clearly guide you along the way to pregnancy. We’re going through all that we think could help and sharing pre…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis about her journey and career, and the current state and future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in reproductive medicine. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org/about-us/initiatives/diversity-task-force/ ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM…
 
Don't miss The Fertility Podcast relaunch as we return to guide you through all the many things you need to consider when trying for a baby. We'll be talking about cycles and lifestyle changes as well as other conditions or deficiencies that might be affecting your changes of getting pregnant naturally. Then we'll be moving onto what fertility trea…
 
Today’s bonus episode comes from a recent Progny webinar, “Building a Family in 2021.” It’s the start of the new year, which might mean access to new benefits and new opportunities to start or continue building the family of their dreams. Moderated by Progyny’s Selena Campbell and experts Dr. Susanna Park, a reproductive endocrinologist at San Dieg…
 
In this episode, we talk to the chair of the ASRM Ethics Committee, Dr. Sigal Klipstein, about the history of the Ethics Committee and how documents are produced for publication. To access the Ethics Committee Document online go to https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/ethics-committee-documents/ For more information on this topic please go to…
 
It’s Black History Month, and while we should always be thinking about the current climate of racial inequality, February reminds us of how far we have come and how very far we still need to go. One especially urgent matter that you’ll hear about today is implicit bias towards Black women in healthcare. Right now, a Black woman with cancer is 40% m…
 
This special episode of ASRM Today is a preview of a new series, the ASRM Today Book Review, a podcast that interviews the authors who dive deeper into the field of reproductive medicine. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by emailing us at asrm@asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is s…
 
We’re launching a new series called, Fertility 101, because there’s no shortage of daunting terms to keep your mind running. In this series, we’ll do a quick and dirty breakdown on a specific topic with insights from a fertility expert. The first episode covers Uterine Fibroids, a condition that is way more common than you might think. In fact, abo…
 
In this episode, we have Dr. Jennifer Mersereau and Dr. Suleena Kaira on the show to discuss the update document on Oocyte Cryopreservation. For more information on this topic go to https://www.asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.By ASRM, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Jeffrey Hayes, Jennifer Mersereau, Suleena Kalra
 
“You don’t need a child to live.” That is a direct quote from an insurance representative when asked why fertility treatments weren’t included in the caller’s healthcare coverage. Infertility isn’t a choice; it’s a disease. Yet, when couples and individuals seek help, they’re told by their insurers to deal with it on their own. As it stands, there …
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #12 from task force member Dr. Jodie Dionne-Odom. Review the latest update at https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate12.pdf And view all of ASRM's COVID Resources at https://www.asrm.org/covid-19 The ASR…
 
In this episode, we present part two of our coverage of the ASRM Practice Committee and the American Urological Association (AUA) new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. For more information on this topic please go to https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/news-and-research/announcements/asrm-practice-committee-publi…
 
We talk a lot about the statistic that 1 in 8 struggle with infertility, but the thing is, that number represents the general public and not specific demographics within it. Take physicians, for instance. The people on the front lines, helping others with infertility, COVID, and any other medical issue. Their infertility stat? 1 in 4. As elucidated…
 
In this episode, we present part one of our coverage of the ASRM Practice Committee and the American Urological Association (AUA) new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. For more information on this topic please view the document press release at ASRM.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate …
 
As we close season 3 of This is Infertility, we are reflecting on a turbulent year marked by extreme loss with the COVID-19 pandemic, a recession, a controversial election, wildfires, and so much more that has tested our resiliency. Whether you're trying to start a family or not, we've all fought through some type of challenge during 2020. So, we'v…
 
In this episode of ASRM Today, Dr. Jennifer Kawwass discusses the ASRM Coronavirus-COVID-19 Task Force's Update No. 11 - Vaccination to its recommendations for clinical management and patient care during the pandemic. Jennifer Kawwass, MD, is Associate Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Emor…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Diana Bianchi about work at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information on this topic please go to our website www.asrm.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Anne Steiner about testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve. To view this and all ASRM's Practice Committee documents, visit ASRM.org If you'd like to know more about the types of practice documents and the methodology of their creation, visit this page on ASRM.org The ASRM Today podcast is …
 
Dealing with infertility comes with an abundance of raw and painful emotions. It’s ok to cry after an especially difficult appointment and it’s not uncommon to feel discouraged. While infertility itself isn’t funny, one way that we take control of stress and sadness is through humor. Karen Jeffries is the founder of Hilariously Infertile. This incl…
 
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. Julie Lamb about fertility preservation at the time of fertility treatment. Julie Lamb, MD., is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Dr. Lamb completed medical school a…
 
On ASRM Today we have a fun discussion with some ASRM staff about the 2020 Virtual Congress. There is still time to register for the congress through November 30th 2020. Content will be available for viewing until December 31, 2020. For registration: https://asrmcongress.org For assistance logging in, contact the ASRM Registration Help Line: (571) …
 
No one ever expects conception to be difficult, so when your pregnancy tests are frequently negative, you're left with several questions. And what do you do when you have questions? You Google them. However, the internet is not always your best friend when it comes to medical advice. How is anyone supposed to find reliable information on a topic no…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #10 from task force member Dr. James Segars. To review the latest update go to https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate10.pdf To view all of ASRM's COVID-19 Resources, please visit https://www.asrm.org/co…
 
This episode of ASRM Today is a special preview of Fertility & Sterility On Air, a new podcast from Fertility & Sterility. Please enjoy this preview episode of Fertility & Sterility On Air and subscribe. If you would like to subscribe and read Fertility & Sterility please visit the website: https://www.fertstert.org/ The ASRM Today podcast is suppo…
 
Infertility and family building can be scary and isolating at times, especially when it seems like no one else around you are experiencing the same barriers to conception. Even as more people come forward to talk about their struggles, there is still a lack of race representation fueling these conversations. Regina Townsend is the voice behind The …
 
Dr. Paula Amato discusses medically assisted reproduction in transgender communities. Dr. Amato is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. To hear a patient's view on this subject, please download the June 12, 2020 episode - Transgender Care: A Patient's View with T…
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means today’s bonus episode is all about fertility preservation for cancer, otherwise known as oncofertility. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down but understanding your fertility options from day one can make all the difference. Thanks to earlier detection and improved treatme…
 
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