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  • An Integrative Approach to Wellness and Fertility in PCOS - PCOSChallenge.com

    in Women

    Join PCOS Challenge Executive Director, Sasha Ottey, as she speaks to Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Maureen Kelly, Medical Director of Society Hill Reproductive medicine and The Wellnest in Philadelphia about ways to improve fertility and health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through lifestyle changes, supplements, medications and other options.


     


    *Join over 30,000 women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the fight against PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.

  • 01:04

    Understanding Fertility Clinic Success Statistics

    in Health

    We tell people that they should use the CDC or SART Infertility Clinic Success Statistics when choosing a fertility clinic, but we often fail to tell people how to interpret these statistics. Which ones are important and which ones can we ignore? 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Dr. David Ball, Embryology Lab Director at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and Past President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

  • 00:32

    Naturopathy and Fertility

    in Family

    Join me on Saturday May 5th at noon EST for my interview with Dr. Shawna Darou about naturopathic care and fertility.
    Shawna Darou, ND is an experienced specialist in women's health care who has been treating women in her Toronto clinic since 2004. She has made advancements in such areas as fertility and other common (and not so common) conditions. Her gentle approach and high success rates have earned her a loyal and trusting patient following that come to her seeking solutions to their particular health issues.
     
    Early on, Dr. Darou graduated form the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine at the top of her class and was the recipient of the prestigious Governor's Medal of Excellence. She is fully licensed and registered as a Naturopathic Doctor and is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.
    Dr. Darou runs a naturopathic practice in Toronto: www.womenshealthclinic.ca.

     

  • 00:32

    Fertility Law

    in Family

    Sara R. Cohen is a Toronto lawyer called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Sara is a fertility law lawyer based in Toronto, but with clients throughout Canada and beyond. She approaches fertility law with the compassion, empathy and respect it deserves. Sara's passion is to help build families and she considers herself very fortunate to have such a fulfilling career.
    Sara studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School where she took as many courses relating to reproductive technology, health law, bioethics and sexuality and the law as were available. For as long as she can remember, Sara has been passionate about third party reproductive technology and the law. So, after a number of years spent honing her skills as an advocate by working as a lawyer in the Commercial Litigation Group of one of Canada's preeminent national firms, Sara made the leap and translated her passion into a career. Sara regularly acts on behalf of intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, donor recipients, and other people involved with reproductive technologies. She also provides legal advice to domestic and international businesses in the fertility industry.
    Most importantly, Sara is a mother. It is her love of this role that inspired her to make the leap from Bay Street and use her skills, knowledge, passion and compassion to assist others in building their families, too.
    For more information, please see www.fertilitylawcanada.com or follow Sara on twitter @fertilitylaw or on facebook at www.facebook.com/FertilityLawCanada.
     
     

  • 01:00

    Using Health Insurance to Pay for Fertility Treatment

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    Infertility treatment is expensive. How can an average person afford to pay? Health insurance can be used to pay for some parts of treatment and clinic affordability programs, such as shared cycles and multi-cylce plans, can bring down the cost of fertility treatment.


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Davina Fankhauser, Co-founder and President of Fertility Within Reach, and an expert on policy related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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  • 01:22

    Food For Medicine Topic: Food For Fertility

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    Join us on "Food For Medicine" Live today...


    Be sure to catch your favorite health duos Dr. Afivi Adiro?, and Kenya Jones today, April 17, 2015, as we tackle Dis-Eases that can be eliminated by eating the right foods.


    Topic: "Foods For Fertility".


    Show time: 3pm PST/MST 5pm CST/6pm EST


    Call in: 646-716-75725 Press #1


    Food For Medicine, where we teach you to eat to live, not live to eat.. ~


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  • 01:05

    Preserving Fertility with a Cancer Diagnosis

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    A diagnosis of cancer is devastating on so many different levels. Often patients are so overwhelmed that the last thing they think about is getting on with their life once treatment is past. This would include taking action now to preserve their option to have children after cancer. Host Dawn Davenport talks with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank, who works with male cancer patients; Dr. Stephen Lincoln, Medical Director of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at the Genetics and IVF Institute; and Lauren Haring, Director and Co-Founder of the Fertility Preservation Center for Cancer Patients at GIVF.


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on preserving fertility can be found here.

  • 00:21

    Prima-Temp: A Fertility Awareness Sensor

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    Prima-Temp brings new, innovative approaches to many of today’s healthcare challenges through the application of 21st century thermometry. Prima-Temp’s continuous temperature sensors and associated software allow the most precise method to measure true core body temperature, with the potential to address a multitude of applications including fertility, early disease detection, sleep disorders, drug therapy, weight control and exercise.


    Come visit their site at http://www.prima-temp.com/.

  • 01:01

    Foods and Diet That Can Increase Your Fertility

    in Nutrition

    Can diet affect your fertility? What foods will increase your fertility or increase your chances of conceiving with infertility treatments, such as IVF? Can adding or avoiding specific foods increase the odds that you will conceive with or without infertility treatment or in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Jeffrey Russell, Director of the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and a leading researcher on the impact of diet on fertility and fertility treatment.

  • 01:04

    What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment

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    What should every fertility patient know about embryology labs before going through treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the leading embryologist to find out what patients should know and what advances are on the horizon to improve success rates. Dr. Marie D. Werner, a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Rutgers, Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ where she has completed an intensive 6 month embryology training program.  Dr. Werner is one of the lead investigators of the SuMMIT study. Dr. Michael Tucker has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years.  Dr. Tucker has received world-wide recognition for his pioneering work in the IVF technologies that have helped to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. In 1992, he helped to advance the ICSI technique and was responsible for the first “ICSI baby” born in the US. In 1997, he led the team that was successful in achieving the first pregnancy and birth using cryopreserved eggs. He is the Director of Embryology at Shady Grove Fertility and at Georgia Reproductive Specialists.


    Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


     


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  • 00:58

    Fertility Preservation for Young Adult Cancer Survivors with Suleika Jaouad

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    While cancer is a complex and heartbreaking disease at any point in one's life, being diagnosed in one's twenties and thirties can disrupt major milestones: new career, financial independence, FERTILITY. Fertility preservation is often not introduced to young adult cancer patients until its too late. It is important to know your options before your chemotherapy or radiation starts, and we are talking with young adult cancer survivors and expert to learn more about available recourse.