Ep 71: Helping Two Moms Conceive – Family-Building for Same-Sex Female Couples

Advances in reproductive medicine have given same-sex female couples lots of family-building options, including donor sperm IUI and reciprocal IVF. The Fertility Docs are here to explain them all. 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 the first visit with a fertility doctor, options for selecting a sperm donor and how they create the best fertility treatment plan for each couple.

Ep 70: “Answering All Your Questions” – Listener Questions and Doc Answers

The Fertility Docs get a lot of questions from our listeners. This episode is dedicated to answering some of these queries. 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 questions that range from, “Why would a doctor put a fertility patient on birth control pills,” to “Does it matter if you shave before an exam?”

Ep 69: “Improving The Odds” – All About IUI

Artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination, IUI. Did you know that all these terms refer to the same fertility treatment? 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 this family-building option. They’ll explain how IUI works, who can benefit from it and the odds of conceiving when using this treatment.

Ep 68: “There Are Two Different Paths” – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Treatment

Premature ovarian insufficiency can interfere with health and fertility, but thankfully, there are treatments that can help with both concerns. 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 the two different treatment paths for premature ovarian insufficiency. Listen as the Fertility Docs explain the treatment options for patients who want to conceive as well as those who don’t.

Ep 67: “Family Secrets Aren’t Good” – Disclosures in Third Party Reproduction

Starting or growing your family with help from donor eggs, sperm or embryos is a beautiful thing, but it also raises special questions about disclosure. 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 how and when to tell a child that third party reproduction helped bring them into the world. They also explain what it means to be an “anonymous” donor in the age of at-home genetic testing.

Ep 66: “It’s Not the End of the Line” – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Did you know that some women go through menopause early (premature ovarian insufficiency)? 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 can cause early menopause, how they make this diagnosis and the options for women who still want to welcome a baby. As a bonus, the Fertility Docs also explain the data about the COVID vaccine and fertility.

Ep 65: Nicotine, Alcohol and Fertility – What We Know and What We Don’t

Did you know that alcohol and nicotine can have a negative effect on fertility in both women and men? 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 how nicotine and alcohol affect fertility and pregnancy. Learn what the experts know about the risks of using these substances and the benefits of giving them up.

Ep 64: Support for Fertility Patients – All About Fertility Treatment Grants

It’s no secret that fertility care can be expensive. Thankfully, many organizations are working hard to make it more affordable for fertility patients. 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 Carol Silverberg, the founder of the Fertility Foundation of Texas. Together, they discuss everything from what inspired Carol to start the foundation to how to find a grant for fertility treatment.

Ep 63: What Happens to Extra Embryos? – Options for Embryo Disposition

Ever wonder what happens when an IVF cycle produces more embryos than a couple needs to build their family? 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 discuss all the options for embryo disposition, including embryo adoption, research and indefinite storage. They’ll also discuss the legal considerations involved in embryo disposition.

Ep 62: “It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like” – Pregnancy of Unknown Location

When you conceive, the embryo should implant in the uterus. However, sometimes a doctor knows a woman is pregnant, but they don’t know where the pregnancy is. This is called a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). 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 everything you need to know about pregnancy of unknown location.