Dr. Aimee on Spanish TV

Dec 10, 2016 | Fertility Care
Dr. Aimee was recently profiled in a 60 Minutes type documentary about Silicon Valley shown on Spanish TV. The show profiled some of the most advanced technologies that have improved lives around  the world. Their interest for this particular segment was in egg freezing technology. The film crew attended one of Dr. Aimee's "Egg Freezing Parties" and spoke with women about their decision to learn more about the process and become more fertility aware. Watch the segment here.    

3 Things Curvy Women Trying to Conceive should Know

Oct 07, 2016 | Fertility Care
I had the honor of being included in Ali Vincent's catch up interview for the show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Here's a link to the segment from October 8th. Here are 3 things I want curvy women trying to conceive to know: 1) Don't let your size keep you out of your fertility doctor's office. You may have had other well meaning doctors tell you your problems are because you're too heavy when that may NOT be the case at all. Go see a fertility doctor! 2) Think about doing your injections intramuscular instead of subcutaneous (follow the direction of your personal physician) so that your body can make the best use of the medication. 3) Stop waiting to lose the weight first. Your ovaries are on the clock. If you wait until you're at the "perfect" bmi, your egg quality may have drastically diminished.  See your local fertility doctor now. At the end of the day, living your healthiest life each and every day is ultimately the goal I have for every patient. But I know so well how hard maintaining a healthy body size can be for so many women struggling with fertility issues. Please don't fat shame yourself....

Dr. Aimee in DuJour Magazine

Sep 25, 2016 | Fertility Care
Dr. Aimee was profiled in this DuJour Magazine article this month written by author  Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, author of In her Own Sweet Time. Want to join our next egg freezing party? Go to: sfeggfreezingparty.eventbrite.com  

Does Stress Cause Infertility?

Sep 24, 2016 | Fertility Care
Click Here to read a Great article by Dr. Lora Shahine on Stress and Infertility. I recommend doing whatever you can for yourself to promote rest and relaxation. Suggestions include: meditation, individual therapy, group therapy, online support groups, acupuncture, massage, healthful eating, and exercise. Talk to your doctor about acupuncture referrals in your area and any helpful tips they may have for you. Easier said than done, but do what you can to find joy in the journey. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="263"] Find Joy in the Journey[/caption]

Dr Aimee in the News quoted in NPR about IVF and Frozen embryos

Aug 23, 2016 | Fertility Care
Read the article here

5 Things You Can Do When Your Friend has a Miscarriage by Dr. Lora Shahine

Aug 18, 2016 | Fertility Care
by Dr. Lora Shahine Having a miscarriage can be an isolating and devastating experience for some people. As a recurrent pregnancy loss specialist, I ask my patients about their emotional well-being in addition to their physical well-being. Patients with miscarriages are grieving their losses and describe the strain this can place on relationships with friends and family. People can unintentionally be hurtful when trying to be supportive. Patients can feel isolated from their family and friends. Miscarriage is more common that you may think since approximately 1 out of 3 women will have a miscarriage in their lifetime. If someone you care about has had a miscarriage, here are some ideas for how you can help. Please share. 1. Listen – Avoid clichés like “Everything happens for a reason” or “It just wasn’t meant to be.” Clichés are clichés for a reason. Avoid giving advice unless asked. People deep in grief do not need to hear about an article you read about preventing miscarriages or a friend who took a supplement to have a baby. Just listen for now. Avoid sharing other people’s miscarriage stories since people really do not want to hear about your friend’s cousin who had 10 miscarriages...

Multiple Miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself By Dr. Lora Shahine

Jul 30, 2016 | Fertility Care
Multiple miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself: When to ask more from your provider… Lora Shahine, a Physician from Pacific NW Fertility gives her expert view on recurrent miscarriage.   Women with miscarriages tell me they feel broken and often ignored. When they are feeling the most vulnerable and grieving a loss of pregnancy they can hear statements from their providers and friends like: “Miscarriage is common – just try again.” “At least you conceived, that’s the first step, it will be fine next time.” “One or two miscarriages can happen but we do not do testing until you have 3 losses.”   As the Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle, WA, I often hear the following: “My provider wouldn’t do testing.” “The office wouldn’t see me until 12 weeks of pregnancy but I always have a miscarriage between 6-8 weeks.” “I was told to just try again but I am scared.”   Providers go into medicine to care for people and they want the best for their patients. The fact is, miscarriages make many providers uncomfortable. Why? Many women will have one miscarriage but recurrent miscarriage is (fortunately) not very common so...

Babiesafter35 Founders Touching Youtube video: Due at 42

Jun 08, 2016 | Fertility Care
Babies After 35 founders, Dr. Shannon Clark and her husband, Rene Harris, share their personal journey with infertility in this youtube video. You can follow her journey on Due At 42 on BabiesAfter35.com and Due At 42 on Instagram. If you haven't read the article Dr. Shannon M Clark wrote, this is a must read!

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