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1 in 4 women have experienced miscarriage, and yet the loss of life in the womb can be a particularly lonely grief. On the Held Podcast, we'll hear from friends who have been there. They'll help us think biblically and practically about the struggles and temptations that accompany this type of loss.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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) …
 
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…
 
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…
 
"One of the biggest challenges that PGT (preimplantation genetic testing) has presented to the field of IVF is this phenomenon of mosaic results - these results that neither clearly normal nor clearly abnormal but somewhere in between." - Emily Mounts, MS, CGC Mosaicism is very challenging topic and there are many unknowns that clinicians deal with…
 
In this episode, Dr. Karl Hansen reviews a recent ASRM Practice Committee guideline on unexplained fertility. Dr. Hansen is Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the James A. Merrill Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. To…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #9 from task force member Dr. Christos Coutifaris. Click here to review the latest update to the Patient Management And Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic To view all of ASRM's COVID-19 Resources, please visit https://www.asrm.org/cov…
 
In this episode Dr. Anne Steiner sits down to talk about putting together the latest journal from Fertility and Sterility, F & S Reviews. If you would like to subscribe and read F & S Reviews, please visit the website at https://www.fertsterreviews.org The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Abigail Dodds about the importance of developing a theology of suffering. We talked about what a theology of suffering is, how to develop one, and walked through some common thoughts and reactions to miscarriage that cause us to doubt God’s goodness in the face of our suffering. What we believe ab…
 
In this episode, Dr. Amy Sparks discusses the upcoming Postgraduate Program at the 2020 ASRM Virtual Scientific Congress & Expo and what's in store for attendees. She is the chair of the Postgraduate Program. Dr. Amy Sparks is Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Director, In Vitro …
 
On this episode of ASRM Today we talk with Dr. Steven Spandorfer, the Chair of the Program Planning Committee, about the courses and other information members need to know about the upcoming ASRM 2020 Virtual Congress! Dr. Steven D. Spandorfer is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Irene Sun about help and service in the wake of pregnancy loss. We talked about everything from why it is sometimes difficult to ask for or receive help, to what we should do when the attempts of others to help actually end up hurting us, to where we can go when we feel like no one is offering to …
 
This episode of ASRM Today is a special preview of Fertility & Sterility On Air, a new podcast from Fertility and Sterility. This in depth and engaging podcast will tackle new issues of F&S with an expert panel of hosts. Please enjoy this preview episode of Fertility & Sterility On Air and look to subscribe to them soon. Read Fertility and Sterilit…
 
On ASRM Today we get the latest on the most recent ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Update #8 from task force member Dr. Jennifer Kawwass. Jennifer Kawwass, M.D. is Medical Director and Associate Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory Reproductive Center. To read the ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendat…
 
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. --Robert A. Heinlein On today’s episode of ASRM Today, we have a lively talk with the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal F&S Science, Dr. William Catherino. Dr. Catherino is a Professor with Tenure and Chair of the Research Department for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the A…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Courtney Reissig about pregnancy after loss. We talked about common struggles and temptations that women face in pregnancy after loss including fear, anxiety, cynicism, blind optimism, triggered grief, and feeling guilt over not enjoying the very thing they’ve hoped for. I hope it this episode wil…
 
"PCOS is actually the most common endocrine disorder among reproductive age women. In 2010, according to the WHO it estimated 116 million women worldwide have PCOS." - Jennifer Knudtson, M.D. It has been 30 years since the National Institutes of Health issued criteria on polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS and we talk about the most recent updated gu…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Gretchen Saffles about thinking and praying through “trying” after loss. We talked through some general struggles and specific scenerios that may confront a woman as she considers when to “try” or whether or not she and her husband should “try” at all after miscarriage. Gretchen shared her own exp…
 
"It does seem to hold true that ICSI is beneficial when you fertilize eggs that have been previously cryopreserved because there are some changes that occur in the zona pellucida and the structure of the egg itself." - Denis Vaughan, M.D. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI is a micromanipulation procedure in which a single sperm is injected d…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Kristen Wetherell about making the decision to share or not to share about your miscarraige, or how publicly to share if you choose to do so. Kristen and I made really different choices in this area. We talked about everything from reasons people choose not to share, to the benefits of sharing wit…
 
"We know now that this is not going to be a short-term event but something that's going to last for a while. So we obviously want to base our decisions on the best quality data that comes out and there are new studies literally every day being published." - Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D. COVID-19 cases continue to surge. ASRM has issued a new update of th…
 
"So the question is, why do we need to dilute the submissions by sending some of them to another journal? But in reality over the past few years the acceptance rate at Fertility and Sterility has dropped so much that there's really lots and lots of very good science that has to go elsewhere." - Richard J. Paulson, M.D., M.S. It has been seventy yea…
 
In this episode of the Held Podcast, I chatted with Jessalyn Hutto about the way we relate to one another based on how long we carried the babies that we lost. Drawing from her own experience with both an early and a later gestational loss, Jessalyn explored the differences and similarities between those two experiences and the numerous other facto…
 
"I'm not seeing a patient who is Asian. I'm not seeing a patient who is Hispanic. I'm not seeing a patient who is of African descent. And it may not necessarily hit you [that] a lot of times you aren't seeing them because of the fact that they can't get to the door - either because they can't afford your services or because there is a stigma in the…
 
In this episode, I chatted with Trillia Newbell about how we can respond biblically to hurtful comments in the wake of loss (both inwardly and outwardly). We talked about why well intended comments are often so painful, and talked about responses like assuming the best, walking away, and even offering a strong rebuke to uphold God’s truth and prote…
 
"So the stakes are very high when you store cryopreserved embryos, eggs, sperm, testicular tissue, ovarian tissue, but even higher stakes when you cryopreserve and store tissue from cancer patients." --Sangita Jindal, Ph.D. In 2018, there were a number of notable failures of cryostorage which caused concern for patients and program safety for IVF i…
 
In this episode, I chatted with my friend Lauren Washer about the complicated interaction between grief, guilt and gratitude. Lauren is well acquainted with grief of many kinds shared with candor about her grief over her miscarriages, the tragic unsolved murder of her brother, and a difficult diagnosis for one of her children at birth. We talked ab…
 
"One of the biggest challenges that PGT (preimplantation genetic testing) has presented to the field of IVF is this phenomenon of mosaic results - these results that neither clearly normal nor clearly abnormal but somewhere in between." - Emily Mounts, MS, CGC Mosaicism is very challenging topic and there are many unknowns that clinicians deal with…
 
In this episode, I chatted with licensed counselor Jessica McDaniel about the interplay between body, mind, and emotions when healing from pregnancy loss. We talked about everything from how the experience of our body impacts our grief, to the way that the body of Jesus displayed his grief, to how to know if you should seek professional help to fac…
 
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