Did Michelle Obama spearhead the #FertilityMeToo Movement?

Nov 17, 2018 | Fertility Care
I sure think so! And I spoke about it on my last Egg Whisperer Show. While on Good Morning America, the former first lady got personal. She courageously spoke about her own struggles with fertility and the choice to do IVF to conceive both of her daughters. Her story is a victory for fertility. By sharing her story Michelle is imploding the stigma associated with fertility. And I could not be happier about it. Plain and simple fertility and everything that comes along with it needs to be talked about more. This is especially true when it comes to infertility. Isn’t it interesting that when people share a secret—something deeply personal—that there is a good chance you can relate on some level? Or know someone who can? The same is true for fertility. And now, the same is true for Michelle Obama! That’s right -if you are struggling with fertility or did IVF then you have something in common with this fabulous lady! Pretty cool club to now be part of, huh? I’ve said this once or twice before (wink) and I’ll say it again until someone finds a way to make a bumper sticker out of it; There is no...

10 Things to Avoid if You’re Trying to Conceive

Nov 11, 2018 | Fertility Care
Last year in the United States a baby was born every 8 seconds. That‘s roughly 3.8 Million babies born last year alone! You don’t have to be a fertility doctor to know what that means. Millions of people just like you were trying to conceive. Research tells us that most couples conceive within six cycles of timed intercourse, but many others (roughly 10% of couples) are struggling with fertility. Here’s the funny thing about what I do. I don’t actually want you to be my patient. Of course, there are exceptions to that statement. (Like if you want to be proactive and preserve your fertility). But in general, I’d much prefer to share with you what I’ve learned about preparing for pregnancy in hopes that it makes your journey to parenthood easier. A journey that goes without needing to see me. So here it is, the 10 things to avoid when looking to start a family (watch the Egg Whisperer Show on this topic here). 1. Avoid Ignoring The Obvious If you see a sign, odds are you should pay attention. What is your body telling you? Are you taking the time to listen to it? There are both physical and...

Everybody is Talking About Sperm, But is what they’re saying True?

Oct 30, 2018 | Fertility Care
Does sperm really matter? It’s a question I explore further in my latest Egg Whisperer show and recap for you here. Sperm is in the news, and it’s not all good. Nor is it all real. Sensationalized headlines are inciting fear and clicks. There’s nothing that bothers me more as a doctor than to see what I’ll call, fertility clickbait. It is not only misleading, but ultimately harmful misinformation for the men and women planning for their future family. Here are a few articles that have caught my eye that I must address and set the record straight! Fertility Clickbait #1: Penis Sized Linked to Fertility No. Just no. There is not a fertility clinic anywhere in the world that measures penis size. Flat out, it does not happen. Asking a man the size of his penis is the equivalent to asking a woman her bra size and somehow making a fertility diagnosis. Size means nothing. It is beyond comical to make this link. Fertility Clickbait #2: Welcome to the Era of the Penis Panic The “penis panic”? This is news to me! To be clear, there is not a penis panic nor are any fertility doctors referring to male genitalia this way. The penis panic is...

Exactly How To Talk To Your Doctor About Fertility

Oct 30, 2018 | Fertility Care
Dr. Aimee's Tushy Method featured in Women's Health Magazine! Read more about it here. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a23320645/fertility-doctor-advice/

Matt and Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure

Oct 30, 2018 | Fertility Care
Dr. Aimee was a guest speaker at Wired25's summit in October during a live podcast recording for Matt and Doree's Eggcellent adventure. Be sure to listen to the show here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/matt-and-dorees-eggcellent-adventure-an-ivf-journey/id1166358007?mt=2

Did Meghan Markle Do Fertility Treatment?

Oct 29, 2018 | Fertility Care
Like everyone else around the world, I woke to Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement this week. Because I’m a fertility doctor, whenever there’s news about a celebrity’s pregnancy, I get bombarded with questions about it. In this case, they asked, “How can a 37-year-old get pregnant so fast? She just got married!” Celebrity pregnancy stories can deeply affect how fertility patients feel, especially when the reports are disparaging like many of the headlines about Markle’s pregnancy. News agencies have published headlines like, “she’s a geriatric pregnant woman.” And then another one of my least favorites “her friends were all surprised she got pregnant so soon.” Hmm, I doubt those were real friends saying that. Given all of the questions I have received from patients, I thought I’d dedicate this post to her pregnancy announcement to help people understand: How can a 37-year-old get pregnant so soon after getting married? I hope the content of this article and show will help you learn that celebrity or not, we all have the ability to plan our future fertility. Here’s what we know about Meghan: 1. She got married at 36. Fertility rates are good at age 36. Over 50% of women at age 36 will...

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