Ep 116: “What Happens to the Eggs?” – A Look Inside the IVF Lab

Wondering what happens to your precious eggs after your egg retrieval procedure for IVF? The Fertility Docs and a special guest provide an inside look at the next steps in the IVF lab. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk with Dr. Aldo Esterhuizen, the lab director at Ovation® Fertility Nashville. Listen and learn about the next steps in the lab.

Ep 115: “How Do You Decide?” – Growing a Family with Donor Eggs

Sometimes, roadblocks on the journey to parenthood can leave hopeful parents with a big decision: adoption or egg donation. This episode’s guest shares her family-building journey, which involved both of these paths to parenthood. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Heidi Hayes, the chief executive officer of Donor Egg Bank. Listen as Heidi shares her story to build her family using donor eggs and adoption.

Ep 114: “When Is It Time to Move On?” – Moving to IVF

If you haven’t been able to conceive using IUI, you might be wondering when you should consider IVF. The Fertility Docs have the answer. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Dr. Kate O’Leary from Midwest Fertility Specialists about when to move to IVF. Listen as they discuss what you’ll want to consider to help make this decision. 

Ep 113: East Meets West – Acupuncture for Infertility

When you keep seeing one negative pregnancy test after another, you’re willing to do everything possible to have a baby. However, should acupuncture be one of those things? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Lisa Grant OMD, founder of Fertility Reset Online, about acupuncture for infertility. Listen to learn how acupuncture can work with your fertility treatment. You’ll also find out how your tongue and your pulses (yes, there is more than one) play a role in acupuncture.

Ep 112: Putting Embryos to the Test – The ABCs of PGT-A

Wondering if you can do something to boost your likelihood of having a healthy baby using IVF? One genetic test (with a long name) can help make it happen. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about what you need to know about preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A). Learn about everything from how PGT-A works to when the Fertility Docs recommend it to their patients. 

Ep 111: Taking the First Steps – From Fertility Testing to Financing

If you’re dreaming of having a baby but it hasn’t happened yet, it may be time to start thinking about getting started with fertility care. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with special guest John Whitney, fertility care advocate and director of Ovation® Fertility Storage Solutions. Listen to this episode to learn about the first steps you should take on your fertility care journey. 

Ep 110: “I’ve Got a Question” – Answering More Listener Questions

The questions from listeners like you keep coming, and the Fertility Docs are happy to keep answering them. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer the questions that are on our listeners’ minds. They’re talking about everything from conceiving with chronic endometritis to when to start fertility treatments after trying to get pregnant on your own.

Ep 109: When The Body Doesn’t Cooperate – Reasons to Cancel an IVF Cycle

Panicking over having your IVF cycle canceled? Get some information and peace of mind from the Fertility Docs. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain why your doctor might need to cancel your IVF cycle and why a “cancellation” is typically more of a “delay” when it comes to IVF. They’ll also offer tips to help you stay hopeful and in a good headspace.

Ep 108: Keeping Family-Building Dreams Safe – All About Fertility Storage

What happens when you want to store your eggs, sperm or embryos? Long-term storage comes into play! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest John Whitney, director of Ovation® Fertility Storage Solutions. He’s discussing the ins and outs of storing frozen eggs, sperm and embryos as well as the special situations that can come up.

Ep 107: Stimulating Those Eggs – The Different Ovarian Stimulation Meds

If you’re getting ready to start ovarian stimulation for IVF, you’re probably wondering what to expect. The Fertility Docs are here to shed some light on the meds to stimulate those ovaries. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know before you get started with ovarian stimulation. You’ll learn everything from the different types of meds to why you shouldn’t compare yourself to your friends who have done IVF.