06
Feb
2016

My thoughts on “the Egg Cliff”

This is a very important article for me to comment on as a fertility doc. It's important because I don't want women thinking after reading this that there is such a thing as an "egg cliff." Society and the media makes us feel like there is and it just isn't so. We are born with all the eggs we'll ever have and we SLOWLY lose them over time. Your rate of egg loss is determined by several things: genetics, environment and lifestyle. Nothing happens all of a sudden at age 35. The Continue reading  

02
Feb
2016

Update: Zika Virus in Pregnancy

We learned today of the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in Dallas County. I have had dozens of patients email/call about the virus and their travel plans. My recommendation to all has been to avoid travel but one important scenario now to consider is this: If let's say hypothetically you have a family wedding you were going to attend, it would be important for both you AND your sexual partner to stay home during your pregnancy. As always, check wi...

27
Jan
2016

Zika Virus in Pregnancy

Watch my interview last week here with Kron 4's Vicki Liviakis re: the Zika virus. See your OBgyn to learn more and find out the latest updates from:http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html before you travel. If you have traveled during a current pregnancy to one of the listed countries, let your ObGyn know. There are 2 Continue reading  

14
Jan
2016

12 Things I needed to hear from my doctor after my Miscarriage

I went into fertility medicine to help women who suffer from loss. Women with loss are often given the most inefficient advice and little guidance. The 12 things listed in this article are important for women to hear, especially what’s described at the end of this article: “it’s not your fault……there was nothing you could have done differently.”

12
Jan
2016

They Always Imagined They’d Have Three Kids until She Got Cancer

Beautiful fertility story out of Redbook magazine. Many families can relate to the last paragraph of their story “those six embryos are still sitting in a freezer 20 miles from our house. Every three months I get a bill for the storage, and even though it’s a waste of money, I keep paying it. Somehow, those embryos represent the only hope I have left of that big family gathered for a lively celebration, and even though that dream will never be realized, I’m still not quite ready to let it go.”

06
Jan
2016

California Woman Beats Cancer and fulfills Dream of a Family

Read Emily Bennett Taylor’s beautiful fertility story about a young woman whose life was forever changed by a cancer diagnosis in 2012. Watch her give a powerful speech at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. She shares her fertility story starting at the 10 minute mark: Vimeo.com/139345074

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