California Woman Beats Cancer and fulfills Dream of a Family

Jan 06, 2016 | Fertility Care
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

Infertility treatment does not cause developmental problems

Jan 05, 2016 | Fertility Care
We know that multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets etc) are associated with prematurity which is linked to developmental problems. This recent study will continue to give IVF patients reassurance that IVF treatment does not cause developmental problems. Read the article here.

What Every Woman Should Know About her Fertility

Oct 23, 2015 | Fertility Care
Great article written by, Amy Klein: What Every Woman Should Know About Her Fertility.  Honored to have been interviewed for it and quoted too!

Get ahead of Cancer Initiative, Free Cancer Gene Screening

Oct 09, 2015 | Fertility Care
Watch the video from  Fox2 KTVU's 9AM morning show Friday morning.  Interview is about a local family who lost their daughter to Lynch syndrome at the age of 23.  Sweet Jacqueline Rush is now with us only in spirit. If she had been tested for Lynch Syndrome earlier, she would be alive today. I promised her that I would do everything I could  to spread the word about genetic screening in order to hopefully save lives. Her doctors diagnosed her with "constipation" in high school after years of rectal bleeding. We now have the opportunity to test more people because of reduced testing costs thanks to: getaheadofcancer.counsyl.com On March 30, 2014, Jacqueline lost her battle with cancer at the young age of 23. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer when she was just 20 years old.  It’s highly likely that her cancer was present when she was having some health issues during high school. Knowing about Lynch Syndrome and the likelihood that it was the cause of her family’s colon cancer history would have saved her life. The guidelines for testing are in part based on very expensive test costs. Now that companies like Counsyl are using technology to bring...

Choosing to Sparkle Every Day

Sep 19, 2015 | Fertility Care
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Paula Jenkins of Welcoming Spirit in Episode 2 of her  Series: Jump Start Your Joy!  this week. We spoke about my job,  how I deal with stress, how I view happiness as a choice, and about my work with a transgender teen. Hope you find inspiration.

Two Wrongful Birth cases, Two Entirely Different Rulings

Sep 08, 2015 | Fertility Care
This week, we saw two wrongful birth cases with two entirely different rulings. I'm a fertility doctor that wants to educate, empower and help patients every single day. The reason for talking about these cases is so I can help patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from similar situations. The first case is one in which a family with a known genetic issue had a procedure done to test their pregnancy while pregnant called a CVS procedure.  The results returned normal but the genetic testing company wasn't given information that a parent was a carrier of an unbalanced translocation. As a result of the lack of information, the wrong results were reported. They were told the pregnancy was normal when it wasn't. How can you make sure you don't have an issue like this if you have similar testing done? 1. Talk to a geneticist. A geneticist will handhold your case every step of the way. I'm sure that very important protocols were put into place as a result of this case so that cases like this don't happen in the future. 2. Double check and keep a paper record of all your medical records and blood...

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