Ep 224: Predicting the Future with Science: Preimplantation Genetic Testing Explained

PGT allows important insight into the well-being of embryos created during IVF. 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 important information you can learn about your embryos through pre-implantation genetic testing. They discuss what PGT is, what types of PGT are available, and address new testing on the horizon. Learn how PGT can bring you another step closer to aa healthy baby.

Ep 223: Miscarriages, Blighted Ovums, and Biochemicals, Oh My! Questions about Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be emotionally and physically draining. 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 listener questions about pregnancy loss. They will review blood tests that should be done if you have had two or more losses and talk about the importance of uterine and tubal testing. Learn about the benefits of IVF when genetic testing is done and how it can decrease miscarriage rates. Listeners also have questions about cesarean section scar defects, blighted ovum pregnancies, the presence of MTHFR, and the impact of AMH on pregnancy loss. If you have had one or more miscarriages, you will not want to miss this episode.

Ep 222: Fertility Rally Live Question Episode

Listeners ask the best questions, most relevant to YOUR fertility journey. Join us for a special episode with 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 participate in the Fertility Rally Live Event answering listener questions. The docs cover everything from frozen embryo transfer protocols to IVF complications to specific case questions. Listen in as the Fertility Docs educate and advise on the most relevant issues for patients.

Ep 221: Sex and Sperm: The Myths of Getting Pregnant

Have you ever wondered about the color of his ejaculate? Or if the volume is too high? Have you wondered if sex every day or twice a day helps the baby making adventure? If that sounds like something you have pondered 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 take a deep dive into the questions you were too embarrassed to ask your doctor. They also explore lubricants, positions and when you should have sex during the fertile wonder. You won’t want to miss this episode.

Ep 220: The Cookbook for Egg Freezing: What happens before, during, and after elective fertility preservation

Egg freezing is a hot topic with the potential to really improve a woman’s life and ease of family planning in the future. 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 break down the details of the egg cryopreservation. They review the testing needed to plan the egg freezing cycle. The docs walk you through how the stimulation process works, the medications and retrieval process, and concerns for recovery. Listeners hear the nitty gritty regarding number of eggs to freeze and how those numbers reflect future success rates. Join us as we navigate the most commonly asked questions regarding fertility preservation and egg freezing.

Ep 219: Tips to Fine Tune Hormonal Balance in PCOS Patients Using Inositol

PCOS affects a huge percentage of women undergoing fertility treatment and IVF. Supplementation with inositol may help with menstrual regularity, ovulation, and hormonal balance in patients with PCOS. In this episode, Dr. Mark Ratner, the Chief Scientific Officer of Theralogix, breaks down the science behind inositol supplementation and its benefits to patients with PCOS. 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 play 20 questions with Dr. Ratner in exploring how best to utilize inositol in helping patients with PCOS. They also explore the potential advantages of inositol in patients with low ovarian reserve. They review the science behind products such as Ovasitol and how they influence hormonal pathways and potentially benefit patients undergoing fertility treatments. Listen in to our fact-packed episode on a hot topic area of fertility treatments.

Ep 218: Endometriomas, Adenomyosis, Receptiva: Questions You May Have About Endo

Endometriosis remains one of the great mysteries in infertility and questions about it abound. 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 your inquiries about endometriosis. They cover questions regarding endometrioma management before IVF, treatment options for adenomyosis, and when Receptiva testing can really help. They dive into surgery versus medical management prior to transfer in a patient with endo, as well as options when endometriosis is just one component of a couple’s infertility. Listen in as the docs answer your questions! 

Ep 217: Hopeless to Hopeful Mama

Listen to guest, Emily Patel, founder of Hopeful Mama Foundation as she joins the Fertility Docs, 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 share her fertility journey and how it led her to create the Hopeful Mama Foundation. Emily learned at an early age that she had premature ovarian insufficiency. For many years she never realized carrying and delivering a baby was still possible. She shares her story and coming to terms with a body that could not produce a child genetically her own. Ultimately, she was able to conceive using donor eggs and now has two young daughters. Her infertility struggle was the spark that led her to found Hopeful Mama. This organization was developed to help women in similar circumstances who are searching for answers by advocacy, education, and respect. Emily wants to provide opportunities for women who need financial assistance resources, and education. Check out this inspiring and informative episode.

Ep 216: Love and Science, Thriving Through Infertility

For those going through the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, the journey can be a challenge. This week, Dr. Erica Bove, an REI at the University of Vermont and founder of a fertility coaching practice called Love and Science, Thriving Through Infertility joins 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. Dr. Erica Bove discusses how to how to have authentic hope and self-compassion during the process. Dr. Bove also addresses relationships and boundaries in regard to the infertility journey.

Ep 215: Finding Your Soulmate: How to Choose Your REI

The fertility journey poses enough challenges without worrying about your teammates throughout the process. 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 reveal the credentials needed for your Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. They delineate the differences in training between REIs, OB/GYNs, medical endocrinologists, urologists, and other professionals. The docs begin to dive into clinic success rates and nuances of those rates. They offer tips on when to obtain a second opinion and considerations for patients living in remote locations. Join us for a useful episode helping listeners make one of the most important decisions of their fertility journey!