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If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn’t been straightforward, The Fertility Podcast is for you. From how to optimise your fertility to getting 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 share insight as a former fertility patient and my co-host Kate Davies, an independent fertility nurse consultant plus chats with experts and ...
 
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 ...
 
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This is a timely episode as the HFEA has just announced a change in the law for the storage of our frozen eggs, embryos, and sperms. From 1 July 2022, all patients can store their eggs, sperm, and embryos for their own treatment for up to 55 years, you just must make sure you provide consent every 10 years. Frozen Embryos are a topic that I do find…
 
On this episode of ASRM Policy Matters, we focus our attention on the Dobbs Decision and our guest, Judith Daar, Dean of the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, and former chair of the ASRM ethics committee, explains what happened and more. Infographic: ASRM Releases Infographics on How You Can Help Protect IVF | ASRM More info: C…
 
We’re in a conversation about what happens to our frozen embryos and the future of cryo storage with Cynthia Hudson, VP of Clinical Strategy & Specimen Services at TMRW, and Elizabeth Carr, the first IVF baby born in the United States. To give you a bit of background, Cynthia is an embryologist and medical technologist with over 20 years of experie…
 
Welcome to the latest episode of The Fertility Podcast Bitesize. We are in conversation again with Kirsty Lee Wright and Joycelia Green, two Senior Nurses at The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health explaining how valuable getting emotional support during your treatment is, whether it's from professionals or from your friends. Plus the import…
 
On this episode Dr. James Smith stops by to bring us up to date on fertility preservation and men's health. More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts a…
 
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. Dr. Lowell Ku from Dallas IVF will help break down what can lower sperm quality, thus impacting overall male fertility. Each of these causes start with the lette…
 
In this episode of Behind the Scenes of IVF, we’re looking at who owns the clinics, with there being more groups, more venture capitalists, and more private equity. What does this mean for you, the patient? How might it impact your decision-making? What might the benefits be? We’re in conversation with James Nicopoullus, Medical Director at The Lis…
 
On this episode Dr. Sarah Horvath and Dr. Aaron Lazorwitz stop by to talk about complex family planning and the ASRM Complex Family Planning Special Interest Group (CFPSIG). CFPSIG website: Complex Family Planning Special Interest Group (CFPSIG) | ASRM More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailin…
 
In this episode we’re talking to some incredibly passionate people who absolutely love their jobs - meet the Embryologists and learn about the highs and lows of their work as we talk to 3 female and one male embryologist - in a field that is over 75% female. We hear from Alease Daniel, Victoria Wigley, Dani Smale, and Giles Palmer about what makes …
 
Welcome to the latest episode of The Fertility Podcast Bitesize. We are in conversation with Kirsty-Lee Wright and Joycelia Green, two Senior Nurses at The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health who are sharing some top tips for your IVF cycle that they gathered from the 28 strong nurse team at the clinic. The nurses are always on hand to hold …
 
On this episode Dr. Sangita Jindal returns to the program to talk about the comprehensive guidance for human embryology, andrology and endocrinology laboratories. To access the document online, go to Comprehensive guidance for human embryology, andrology, and endocrinology laboratories: management and operations: a committee opinion (asrm.org) More…
 
June is Pride Month and with all the different paths to parenthood available for LGBTQ+ couples and individuals, it’s a great time to elevate these voices from the community. In today’s episode, we meet Heather and Jess Camarillo, a same-sex couple from California who struggled to start their family and documented the process on their Instagram. Wh…
 
Welcome back to The Fertility Podcast, yes it’s been a while since our main series was published and with this one, we’re going Behind The Scenes of IVF and in our first episode, we’re starting a conversation about the IVF sector’s green credentials. We hear from locum Embryologist Dani Smale, who started her training at CARE Fertility London where…
 
Welcome to ASRM Policy Matters, a podcast to inform and empower stakeholders through insight and analysis into reproductive health policy. On this episode we focus our attention on the upcoming Roe vs Wade decision by the Supreme Court of the United States and the potential impact will have on fertility care. The discussion is led by Sean Tipton an…
 
This episode of The Fertility Podcast Bitesize is in partnership with Mira, and you’ll be hearing from its founder Sylvia Kang to explain why it’s important to understand your fertility hormones and how monitoring them is a great way to help you understand whether or not you are ovulating and what might be going on with your menstrual cycle. Mira d…
 
On this episode we review some recent recommendations and recaps from ASRM for May 2022! Webinar info: Home - ASRMWebinars Volunteers: ASRM Volunteer Application Survey (surveymonkey.com) IVF Infographics: ASRM Releases Infographics on How You Can Help Protect IVF | ASRM ASRM Congress Program: 2022-preliminary-program.pdf (asrm.org) ASRM Congress R…
 
Welcome to the latest episode of The Fertility Podcast bite-size. We are in conversation with Dr.Theodorou, Consultant Gynaecologist, and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine at The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health about Egg Freezing. If you want to understand more about whether this could be an option for you then this snippet will give y…
 
On this episode Dr. Sigal Klipstein returns to the program to talk about the ethics committee's recent writing on moving innovation to practice. Ethics Committee Document More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play …
 
Egg health is a topic Kate and I are always asked about and having spoken with Embryologist Lucy Lines, on the podcast before we knew she’d be perfect for sharing bitesize chunks of helpful information on the matter. Lucy’s career as an embryologist began with Monash IVF in Melbourne in 2001. Since then, she has worked in Sweden, the UK, Ireland, a…
 
Today on the show my guest is Dr. Silvina Bocca, who is chair of the ASRM Coding Committee. Coding Webpage: Coding Resources | ASRM More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM…
 
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 today’s episode, we explain holistic approaches that can often be additive when trying to conceive or struggling with infertility. Acupuncture, bodywork, and …
 
Welcome to the latest episode of The Fertility Podcast bite-size where we are in conversation with Dr. Waal Saab, Deputy Clinical Director at The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health about Sperm Health. It’s important to understand that infertility is a male and female issue and you will learn more about sperm health and what you can do to im…
 
Today on the show my guests are Dr. Jennifer Kawwass and Dr. Katie Cameron. They will be discussing the recent ethics committee opinion Reproductive and Infertility Care in Times of Public Health Crisis. Documents: Reproductive and infertility care in times of public health crises: an Ethics Committee opinion (asrm.org) Ethical Considerations of As…
 
Today’s bitesize is with Kate - co-host of The Fertility Podcast where you can find yourfertilitynurse Are you currently trying to conceive but nothing is happening? Do you find it hard to access your GP for help and would like to move forward on your fertility journey? Kate explains how she is now offering blood tests as well as her normal fertili…
 
On this episode we review some recent recommendations and recaps from ASRM for April 2022! Abstract Reviewer : Abstract Review (confex.com) Volunteers: ASRM Volunteer Application Survey (surveymonkey.com) More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the sh…
 
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and this year, we’ve crafted two episodes that address the age-old truth: it takes a village. Not only does it take a village to raise a child as the saying goes, but it also often takes a village to start or grow a family, especially with an infertility diagnosis. Reproductive endocrinologists, nurses, Pat…
 
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and this year, we’ve crafted two episodes that address the age-old truth: it takes a village. Not only does it take a village to raise a child as the saying goes, but it also often takes a village to start or grow a family, especially when challenged with infertility. Reproductive Endocrinologists, Nurses, …
 
Welcome to another episode of The Fertility Podcast bitesize, with The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) in this snippet, we’re going to be hearing from Xavier Brunetti, Deputy Head of Embryology to explain more about how embryos are graded. All too often there are conversations online within Facebook groups or forums about what the…
 
On the book review we talk with editors Julie Chor and Katie Watson about this wonderful new collection of essays. More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Pod…
 
Wishing you a Happy Easter or a Happy Passover - or just a Happy Bank Holiday. This episode is a bit of an interactive one, so you might want to listen back if you’re on the move as I have a few tasks, all of them good and useful I hope. Mainly to get in touch and leave a message if you’d like via The Fertility Podcast about the topics we’re discus…
 
It is April and that means it is Stress Awareness Month. On the show today to discuss stress awareness is Dr. Ariadna Cymet-Lanski, who is chair of the Mental Health Proffesionals Group (MHPG) of ASRM. MHPG Homepage: Home - Mental Health Professional Group (asrm.org) More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the s…
 
Welcome to the latest episode of The Fertility Podcast bite-size where we are in conversation with Dr Waal Saab, Deputy Clinical Director at The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health. What was discussed: How treatment is tailored depending on medical history Success rates and what they mean at different clinics How CRGH is open 24/7 The multid…
 
Today on the show we kick off April, which is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, with a discussion of testicular cancer with Dr. Kathleen Hwang, President of SRS. SRS Travelling Scholar Form: srs-traveling-scholar-2022-application_fillable.pdf (asrm.org) SRS Website: Home - SRS (reprodsurgery.org) More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org…
 
Two years ago, we shared the story of Chrissy Hogie’s long fertility journey which included IVF, pregnancy loss, and all the ups and downs she went through in the process. If you haven’t listened yet, here is Episode 77: Heart Shaped Uterus, Low Sperm, and a Successful Pregnancy. Like many who are on this journey, Chrissy was inspired to change the…
 
If you’re a regular listener to The Fertility Podcast, you’ll probably be well aware that Kate, an independent fertility nurse consultant is our Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) expert and in this bitesize chunk she explains some of the core elements of getting your head around PCOS. What's discussed: How do you know if you have PCOS How is it diag…
 
On this episode we review some recent recommendations and recaps from ASRM for March 2022! ASRM Academy ASRM Acaddemy is live! ASRM 2022 Abstract Submission Presenter Resources - ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo Activities Report ASRM 2022 Advocacy Activities Report Covid 19 Update COVID, Reproductive Health, and Public Policy: Lessons LEarned after…
 
In this episode of The Fertility Podcast Bitesize we'll be hearing from Emma Grønbæk who is a Nurse and Content Marketing Coordinator at Cryos International supplies frozen donor sperm and eggs to more than 100 countries worldwide. Cryos has the world’s largest selection of Non-ID Release and ID Release donors and boast the highest number of regist…
 
Join us in celebrating our 100th episode on the show today! More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Membe…
 
Intimacy may not feel like an important aspect of someone’s infertility journey, but ultimately, it can be critical. There are more conversations about the physical and financial struggles that people face as opposed to the mental and emotional struggle – which are equally as important. In today’s episode, Dr. Jacqueline Sherman, an Intimacy and Re…
 
Possibly the MOST frustrating diagnosis when you are trying to conceive, unexplained or 'sub' fertility can really mess with your head as you just want to have something you can focus on. It's a label that we give people who haven't conceived within a reasonable timeframe and whilst it doesn't necessarily mean that there's a problem if there might …
 
On the book review we talk with author Beth Cavenaugh about her book The Power and Pain of Nursing: Self-Care Practices to Protect and Replenish Compassion. Beth Cavenaugh @beth_cavenaugh / Twitter Beth Cavenaugh Hospice - Home / Facebook More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.or…
 
In this episode of The Fertility Podcast Bitesize we'll be hearing from Emma Grønbæk who is a Nurse and Content Marketing Coordinator at Cryos International supplies frozen donor sperm and eggs to more than 100 countries worldwide. Cryos hase the world’s largest selection of Non-ID Release and ID Release donors and boast the highest number of regis…
 
Today on the show we have a great conversation with Dr. Rebecca Flyckt and Dr. Zaraq Kahn about endometriosis for national endometriosis month. More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@asrm.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your po…
 
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. Today’s topic focuses on surrogacy and what’s part of this process – especially from the legal slide. Dean Hutchinson from Circle Surrogacy gives insight into th…
 
Welcome to the first episode of The Fertility Podcast bite-size, where the aim is to give you a snippet of useful information. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and Andrew Horne is a Professor or Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences and Co-Director at the EXPPECT Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis and one of 143 experts is answering mor…
 
Today on the show we have a great discussion with Dr. Ashley Eskew about nutrition and fertility, recent studies in the field and the plant based movement. Dr. Eskew's website: OvulifeMD: Helping Women Increase Their Natural Fertility Potential More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing asrm@a…
 
On this show we review some recent recommendations and recaps from ASRM for February 2022! ASRM Academy ASRM Academy is live! | ASRM ASRM 2022 Abstract Submission Presenter Resources – ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo (asrmcongress.org) Reviewer for F&S Become a Reviewer for the Fertility and Sterility Family of Journals | ASRM ASRM Survey on Career…
 
Listen now to the second episode of a two-part interview where Dr. John Petrozza chats with Dr. Dan Martin, who gives his perspective on reproductive surgery when coming from a family of surgeons. Join ASRM Today for a special 14-episode bonus series about surgical legends, "On the Shoulders of Giants: Perspectives in Minimally Invasive Reproductiv…
 
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