Dr. Aimee interviewed on KTVU today

Jun 08, 2018 | Fertility Care
Click here to read the story and watch her interview: http://www.ktvu.com/news/study-finds-hotter-housing-markets-produce-fewer-babies

How to Deal With Pregnancy Anxiety After A Miscarriage or Infertility

Jun 07, 2018 | Fertility Care
                                         Dr. Aimee interviews Dr. Alice Domar, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind Body Healthy Just being pregnant can put your anxiety circuits into overdrive—even if you haven’t had any fertility issues or faced a pregnancy loss. Everything in your world is changing, including your body, your relationships with other people, and drum roll, please, your entire future! Yes, its true, but it’s also an amazing and wonderful passage to embrace. I also know that for women who have faced a pregnancy loss or infertility that pregnancy, especially the first trimester, can be really really challenging. That’s why I recently sat down with Dr. Alice Domar, a cognitive behavior psychologist and a pioneer in the field of Mind/Body medicine. As executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, she conducts on-going ground-breaking research which focuses on the relationship between stress and infertility. Her new book is called Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom. It’s about how to find ways to counteract stress, put your anxieties into perspective, and bring peace...

Why I throw Egg Freezing Parties

Jun 02, 2018 | Fertility Care
If the idea of an egg freezing party terrifies you, it should. It’s a toxic combination of alcohol and surgical procedure that frankly I’m surprised is still legal. And, cut. This is a joke. I hope you are laughing, or at least slack-jawed. I’m obviously kidding here. But you’d be surprised… I have had women ask me all the time if egg freezing actually happens at these shindigs. Alas, no. It most certainly does not. Nor will it ever. It starts by educating all women, especially those in their 20s and 30s TODAY about the proactive stance they can take for their own fertility Egg Freezing parties are safe and surgery-free gatherings of women (and sometimes men) to learn about your fertility. There is humor. There is honest talk. Mostly, I throw them because I want every woman (And man) to be empowered about their fertility. It’s really as simple as that. I want every woman (and man) to learn how they can take a proactive role in supporting their reproductive health through fertility screening (See article, Introducing: The TUSHY Method), learning about the basic process of freezing your eggs (or sperm) and how to decide if egg freezing is the...

DR. Aimee on KQED’s Forum: The Benefits and Risks of Egg Donation and Freezing

May 22, 2018 | Fertility Care
                                                          Dr. Aimee and Dr. Diane Tober discussed with Forum host Tanya Mosley There is a growing number of women who want to freeze their eggs and an increasing demand for donor eggs. According to the latest CDC data, in 2015 more than 72,000 babies were born in the United States from harvested eggs — either via egg donation or egg freezing. This shift brings up a lot new choices and dynamics for women and families that we all need to become more aware of in order to navigate them in healthy ways. In most cases, it’s really hard for women to get pregnant over the age of 37, and in the Bay Area most women are starting to try to get pregnant at 36. Every woman needs to know what the reality is. On May 4th, I joined Diane Tober, an assistant professor and medical anthropologist at UCSF School of Nursing and the creator of the upcoming documentary “The Perfect Donor” on KQED’s Forum to discuss the benefits and risks of both egg donation and egg...

A Simple Perspective for Better Fertility Care

May 19, 2018 | Fertility Care
Hi everyone: This post is going to be a bit different than most. I want to share with you a speech I recently gave at the Path2Parenthood Illuminations Gala. I am honored to have been awarded the Joyce M. Vargyas, M.D. Visionary Award.   Anyone that knows me understands how much I love what I do and the people that fill my days. While accepting the visionary in fertility award I was humbled and grateful to share my perspective on fertility health. What can we all do to make it better? It’s a lot simpler than you may think. Take a look at her speech introducing me and my speech via the Youtube link here, or read below for a transcript of what I shared. ----------------------------------------------- Thank you for this incredible honor and the work you all do in supporting fertility health. Whether you’re administering care in some way or sharing openly about the care you’ve received, thank you! Tonight I want to start be talking about one thing we all know to be true; everyone is ‘amped’ and stressed to the max. Today’s environment— physically and emotionally is a reproductive health toxin. And everyone here can do their part in changing the...

WAMA’s 1A Show: Why More Women Are Going for the Big Freeze

May 18, 2018 | In the Media
On May 16th, Joshua Johnson’s WAMA NPR show 1A included the topic of egg freezing as part of a week long series called Beyond Mother’s Day. I joined guests Sloane Crosley, the author of Look Alive Out There, in which she has an essay about her decision to freeze her eggs. Also on the show: Dr. Joshua U. Klein, the Chief Medical Officer of Extend Fertility, a company that helps women freeze their eggs and Dr. Marcy Darnovsky, the Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society, an organization that debates the implications of modern biotechnologies for children, parents and our public health. I believe that all women should have access to affordable fertility screening and know about egg freezing technology On the show, we talked about why more women are freezing their eggs and the reasons why so many are making the choice. We also debated the issue of whether we’re overusing this technology because of a lack of affordable child care options and child friendly workplace policies that make having children when we’re biologically fertile more difficult. I believe that all women should have access to affordable fertility screening and know about egg freezing technology, which is why I offer it in...

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