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  • 00:53

    Preventing IVF Failure

    in Health

    What are the latest developments that can help prevent IVF from faililng. What can infertility patients do to help their infertility treatment succeed. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Sonia Elguero, board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Boston IVF.


     


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

  • 01:02

    Modern Families-Single Moms, Same Sex, IVF, & Donor

    in Parents

    How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing? Are these new family forms harmful to children? 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews world renowned expert on new family structures, Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England.


    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. 


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  • 01:02

    Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing on Embryos for IVF

    in Health

    Should genetic screening become a standard part of IVF? Who should consider this option and for what reasons? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jessica Mann, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.


     


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    More Creating a Family resources on genetic testing of embryos can be found here.

  • 01:03

    Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF

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    IVF and other infertility treatments are expensive and often not coverered by health insurance. Host Dawn Davenport talks with two pioneers in the field of fertility medicine about way and options to lower the cost of fertility treatments, including IVF. Dr. Joe Massey, a reproductive endocrinologist at Servy Massey Fertility Institute. He was involved with the first ICSI pregnancy in the US, the first US egg freezing in the US, and the world’s first successful assisted hatching procedures. Dr. Fran Yelian, a MD, PhD reproductive endocrinologist with Life IVF Center in Irvine, California. He specializes in minimal stimulation IVF and natural cycle IVF, as well as traditional infertility treatments. Recently, Dr. Yelian took a sabbatical leave to work at Kato Ladies Clinic in Japan where he mastered the new techniques and skills of Natural Cycle IVF and Minimal Stimulation IVF. 


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    More Creating a Family resources on Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF can be found here.

  • 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.


     


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

  • 01:01

    How IVF is Changing and Improving Your Chances of Conceiving

    in Health

    What are the medical advances in in vitro fertilization in the last several years. Are your chances of getting pregnant with fertility treatment improving? What have we learned about helping people conceive. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Eric Forman, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA New Jersey, and co-author of the cover story in July ‘14 issue of Contemporary OBGYN Magazine  “The New IVF Paradigm”.


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


     

  • 00:55

    Improving IVF Outcomes with Chinese Medicine with Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin

    in Health

    Chinese Medicine has become a well-known support for fertlity, even as fertility technology has advanced with procedures like IVF, ICSI and egg donation.  Today we'll learn how ancient medicine can support new technology.


    For well over a decade, Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin has been helping women and men build their families.  As a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine specializing in fertility treatment, she uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet and lifestyle counseling, and some basic supplements to support her patients to achieve their family building goals, depending the needs and preferences of the patients.


    She works alongside fertility doctors during high tech fertility treatments or provides natural fertility treatments. Dr. Hullender Rubin is also a researcher, so she casts are critical eye on how treatments help, and which treatments provide the greatest benefit to her fertility patients.


    As our guest today on Sperm Meets Egg, she will present to us the research and statistics on:



    Rates of infertlity
    Rates of IVF success
    What can cause IVF to fail
    Research on efficacy of acupuncture with IVF
    Risks and benefits of acupuncture


    Please tune in! Learn more about Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin and her clinic, Portland Acupuncture Studio, here.


    Dr. Rubin's twitter feed


    Portland Acupuncture Studio's facebook page


    To learn more about your host, Bridgit Danner, and her online functional medicine practice for women, please visit BridgitDanner.com.


    Look out for our next episode in two weeks on coping with grief, nosy relatives over the holidays!

  • 00:58

    Increasing Success with IVF

    in Health

    To get pregnant using fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, requires good embryos. Up unitl recently choosing the best embryos was more art than science. New research is changing that equation. Dr. Marcy Maguire, a Reproductive Embryologist at Reproductice Medical Assiociates of New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will talk about the latest groundbreaking discoveries that is increasing the odds of success in IVF.
    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on IVF can be found here.  

  • 01:03

    How Does IVF Affect the Babies and Children

    in Health

    Most parents that conceive children with in vitro fertilization wonder about the short term and long term impact of this treatment on the children conceived. Are children conceived through infertility treatment more at risk for congenital defects; physical growth delays; neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and mental health issues; metabolic disease, or at an increased risk for cancer? What does a review of the latest research show? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Seetha Shankaran, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and author of comprehensive analysis of the literature on childhood and young adult outcome following assisted reproductive therapies.  


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

  • 01:01

    How to Interpret IVF Success Statistics

    in Health

    We tell people to check out the Center for Disease Control statistics before selecting an infertility clinic, but how in the world do you make sense of these numbers. Which ones are truly important? Can they be manipulated? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. David Adamson, reproductive endocrinologist and Medical Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and Founder and CEO of Advanced Reproductive Care, a national network of fertility clinics. He was past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). Our other guest will be Dr. Laurence Udoff, a reproductive endocrinologist with Genetics and IVF Institute and a professor at University of Maryland. He is the lead physician at GIVF on Donor Egg IVF and egg vitrification. infertility clinic, IVF, in vitro fertilization, fertility treatment, infertilty treatment, egg donation   Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on infertility clinics can be found here.

  • 01:03

    How Long to Try Fertility Pills and IUI Before Moving to IVF

    in Health

    What is the safest, fastest, and cheapest way to get pregnant in fertility treatment? How long should you continue to try Clomid or Letrozole and/or artificial insemination (IUI) with our without injectables before moving to IVF? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Alison Zimon, a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF, and Dr. Samantha Pfeifer, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical School.


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    More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.