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  • 01:02

    Grants for Infertility Treatment: Affording IVF

    in Health

    Are grants available to help pay for fertility treatment? How do you apply and what are the granting organizations looking for. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lisa Duran, Director of Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation, a non profit organization that assists couples in paying for fertility treatments not covered by health insurance; and Dr. Camille Hammond, Director of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, which provides grants to assist needy infertile families.


     


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    More Creating a Family resources on affording IVF can be found here.

  • 01:00

    How Weight Affects Fertility and Infertility Treatment

    in Parents

    How does your weight or Body Mass Index (BMI) affect your fertility. Does it alter your chances of success with infertility treatment. How does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect fertility and infertility treatment. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Allison Styne, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA New York.


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  • 01:00

    Secondary Infertility-Causes and Treatment

    in Parents

    Secondary infertility is little understood by the general public and those suffering often have a harder time finding answers and support.  What causes secondary infertility, how is it treated, and what are the odds of success with treatment? Can pregnancy and birth complications increase your chances of being unable to conceive a second child? Our guest to talk about Secondary Infertility is Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, a board certified Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, and Co-Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Yor.  

  • 01:30

    Advancements in the Treatment of Infertility

    in Health

    What are the latest advancements in the treatment of infertility. Join our guest Dr. Robin Fogle, a Reproductive Endocrinologist with the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine to discuss the causes and treatments of infertility.

  • 01:04

    What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment

    in Health

    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.


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  • 01:02

    Legislative & Legal Threats to Infertility Treatment

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    Infertility treatment is under attack by various state legislative bills. What can you do to protect your right to treatment, including IVF? What other legislation affects infertility--requirements for insurance to pay for treatment; tax credit for infertility treatment. Join our guests, Barb Collura, Executive Director of Resolve: The National Infertility Association to talk about the threats to infertility treatment and what you can do. infertility, fertility, infertility treatment, in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilisation, IVF, IUI, multiple births, embryos, frozen embryos, embryo disposal, stem cell research

  • 01:00

    Paying for Infertility Treatment: Infertility Insurance

    in Health

    Will your health insurance cover fertility treatment? How do you find out? Can you buy specialized insurance to cover IVF or other fertility treatments? How will the Health Care Reform Act of 2010 change Fertility Insurance Coverage? Fertility Insurance Coverage. Insurance for In Vitro Fertilization Insurance. Surrogacy Insurance. Infertility Treatment Insurance. Infertility Insurance Coverage. Our guests to talk about this are Lee Rubin Collins, Co-chair for Advocacy and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. A former big-firm lawyer, after her own experience with infertility Lee has dedicated her volunteer time to advocating for the rights and interests of others with infertility. We also have with us Trish Taylor, President and Founder of New Life Insurance Agency, specializing in insurance for all types of assisted reproduction technologies. Last but not least we have Linton White, Chief Operations Officer for Fertility Physicians of Northern California with over 25 years’ experience in health care administrative and physician practice management.

  • 00:33

    Coping With Infertility

    in Women

    The joy of being a parent is one of the greatest things one can experience in life. But for millions of couples, parenthood is just a dream because of infertility issues. Coping with these issues can be a daily struggle that sometimes leads to sadness, tension, frustration and depression.


    You don't have to struggle alone. If you are suffering with shame, guilt, depression, or anger because of an inability to get pregnant, we want you to call in today and chat with us.


    Our guest, Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP, is here to share the resources and options that are available to help ease the emotional burden for couples who are trying to cope with infertility. Call in, 646-716-6910 or join us in our LIVE chatroom during the show.


     

  • 00:13

    Infertility It's Not Your Fault - The Book

    in Self Help

    Paula Tresintsis has written a candid, authentic book about her journey through infertility.  The book talk about topics like Family Dynamics, Relationships, Masculine and Feminine Energy.  The book has gone to number 1 status on Amazon. 


    Tune in to the show and here how the book came about. 

  • 01:01

    Being Happy While Struggling with Infertility

    in Health

    Is it possible to be happy when you are suffering from infertility and going through fertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Being Happy Without Being Perfect.


     


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  • 00:27

    Ease the Pain of Infertility During National Infertility Awareness Week

    in Finance

    National Infertility Awareness Week runs April 19-25. The week is sponsored by RESOLVE, a reproductive health advocacy organization. Visit their website to find a list of events nationwide.


    Although 7.3 million women and couples experience some form of challenge conceiving in this country (or 1 in 8), infertility can leave one feeling extremely isolated


    I spoke with Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, founder of Fertility for Colored Girls, to talk more about resources available to all couples and some of the events her organization provides this week and beyond.


    For links to all details discussed today, visit www.debtfreedivas.org.