Everything You Need to Know About Menopausal Pregnancy

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
Menopausal pregnancy. It’s something celebrities have been doing for decades, but very few (if any) have talked about it truthfully. Watch my show on this topic here. It’s time to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. What is menopausal pregnancy? What does it mean for you? I’m tired of people being misguided, misled, fooled, and duped. What we see in the news and what we think we know about a celebrity pregnancy is often only half of the true story. Yet, sadly we many times take this to be the full story. I’m here to tell you the medical facts. To illuminate for you what is scientifically possible. My goal is to uncover the truth, and ensure the truth is what you let guide you in creating the family of your dreams. Let’s dig into this topic. Starting with what menopause is. Wait, isn’t menopause when you can’t get pregnant anymore? This is what people think. When I say, “menopausal pregnancy” it may sound confusing. Even impossible. This isn’t a diagnosis you’ll find in medical text books but something that is happening more and more and there’s no better time than now to talk about it. Those two words...

Fertility Support: Everything You Need to Know for Yourself and Others

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
Start with you. You’ve likely heard the in-flight safety bulletin prior to air travel that instructs an adult to put on their own oxygen mask before helping children or others. It may seem cruel. Selfish, even. But it’s far from it. Self-care is anything but selfish. It can come in the form of setting healthy boundaries in relationships, having clear communication or simply giving ourselves a break. As a fertility patient when we prioritize these things it helps us bring forward our best selves for every situation and makes the journey more supportive. In this Egg Whisperer show, I share suggestions for patients and friends and family members of patients to help their fertility journey be one where they feel supported and loved. My hope is that you’re able to apply this, no matter your situation, and find your fertility journey is better as a result. Are you the fertility patient? If so, consider this: Be direct with those you want to include in your fertility journey. What kind of support do you want from them? Tell them! Instruct them. Make it easier for them to give you what you need. Some questions to think through: Do you want to talk about treatments...

5 Things To Consider Before, During, and After IVF

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
When it comes to IVF you can never be too prepared. In this episode of The Egg Whisperer Show, I share with you the five key areas I ask my patients to consider. 1. Be Clear on Why You’re Considering IVF. Ask yourself these questions. Why are you doing IVF? What are the fertility factors that are playing a role in your case? Is there something else you can do to improve your chances? Let me give you an example. If sperm is the factor in your fertility struggles, then there are lifestyle factors that your male partner may be able to change in order to improve and enhance the quality of sperm. Find out what you can do to set yourself up for the healthiest pregnancy. I want my patients to understand all ways to optimize their chances at conception before pursuing IVF. Do IVF only after fully understanding your fertility diagnosis through the TUSHY method. 2. Realize Your Relationships May Change This is something I ask my patients to think about before, during, and after IVF. I want to tell you a bit about the story of Dr. Mimi Lee. She’s a wonderful woman who went through IVF with someone she was...

How to Get Pregnant The Egg Whisperer Way

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
What you learn from this show has the potential to change your life forever. I’m not talking about sex positions. Fear not, there will be nothing pornographic detailed in what’s to follow. To begin, I’m going to teach you something that I learned in my mid-20s. It has to do with asking yourself three questions. These apply to The Egg Whisperer way of getting pregnant, but they also apply to any topic in your life. Ask yourself: What do I want? Be specific. ex) I’m 32 years old and I want to have a baby. I want to do it naturally. What is it going to take to get what I want? ex) It’s going to take having a healthy lifestyle, taking prenatal vitamins, getting preconception tests done, and having sex. Am I willing to do it? If you’re not willing to do the things to get what you want, then you have to change #1. If at 37 someone says they want three kids and then I ask them what it’s going to take to get what they want. Some people know what it will take. Others may not. Is your plan reasonable? If I have someone that is 39 come in and...

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Fertility If You’re Over 40

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
Talking about your fertility when you’re old is not easy, but I want women to stop apologizing for desiring a family. Times have changed. It’s okay to want a baby over 40. It’s not crazy, nor selfish. Watch my show on this topic here. My approach is for all of my patients to be given their best chance at a healthy pregnancy in the shortest period of time. How do we do this? It starts by not believing everything you read. There’s an international headline I saw recently on BBC news that fertility doctors are exploiting older women and “dealing false hope”. Do I believe that fertility doctors deliver false hope? No way! I do not. Do I believe that it’s imperative to get a diagnosis before treatment, regardless of who you are and your age? Yes! Diagnosis before treatment. Please! I want my patients over 40 to understand their follicle count. Then I want them to decide if moving forward with treatment using their own eggs is the best path forward. There are so many ways to have a baby if your own body is not making it happen there are other creative paths to explore. Egg and embryo...

How to Freeze Your Eggs for Free

Jun 15, 2019 | Fertility Care
Egg freezing is an investment in your future family. Yet, just as with any investment. It takes money to make one. Or does it? As a recent contributor to the USA TODAY, I’m thrilled to learn of creative programs, such as my own Freeze & Share, offering women alternative ways to preserve and protect their fertility.   As I’ve said many times before, your fertility is not skin deep. There is not Botox available for your ovaries. In other words?—?it doesn’t matter how good you look on the outside as the truth is your fertility declines with age. So what’s the best way to give yourself an option for your future family? To consider preserving your fertility by freezing your eggs. If you’re young you may think it’s too expensive to freeze your eggs. Or you may think you don’t need to. Whatever you do, I hope you get your fertility levels checked today as your fertility is fleeting. I say that not to scare you, but to inspire you to become informed enough to take action. Who knows, maybe you’ll determine Freeze & Share is a good fit for you. It’s a program I want to tell you more about. It all...

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