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.

Ep 61: “Testing All the Little Genes” – Advantages of Genetic Testing

Did you know that a simple blood test can find things that are hiding in your family tree? It’s true, thanks to genetic testing. 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 provide a basic biology lesson and discuss the benefits of genetic testing. The Fertility Docs will also discuss the difference between preconception genetic screening for parents and preimplantation genetic testing for embryos.

Ep 60: “I Changed My Mind” – All About Tubal Reversal

Many women get their “tubes tied” (also known as tubal ligation) as a form of permanent birth control. However, family-building plans can change. 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 a popular question: “I got my tubes tied. Can you reverse it?” Listen as the Fertility Docs discuss how tubal reversal surgery works and what factors determine whether it’s successful.

Ep 59: “Contracting and Relaxing” – Finding Relief From Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can be a nightmare, and many women are too embarrassed to talk about it. However, nothing is off limits for 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 talk about pelvic pain with a special guest, Katie Schweitzer, PT, DPT, OCS, from Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Listen as the Fertility Docs and this Texas physical therapist discuss what can cause pelvic pain and how physical therapy can help treat it.

Ep 58: Behind the Scenes – Inside the Egg Retrieval

Want a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during your egg retrieval for IVF or egg freezing? 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 happens before, during and after an egg retrieval procedure. The Fertility Docs will also explain all the “egg retrieval lingo” and discuss how the process can vary from clinic to clinic.

Ep 57: “Hiding in the Family Tree” – The Importance of Carrier Screening

In the past, doctors would only screen people of certain ethnicities for specific inheritable illnesses. However, at-home DNA testing has shown us that “we’re all mutts.” That’s why it’s important for everyone to get comprehensive carrier screening. 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 carrier screening can find illnesses that “can hide in the family tree.” Learn what this type of testing involves and what it means if testing reveals you’re a carrier of a certain illness.

Ep 56: All About Tubal Infertility – Addressing Blocked Fallopian Tubes

This is the episode for you if you have questions about tubal infertility and how tools like hysterosalpingogram (HSG) can help diagnose a fallopian tube blockage. 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 provide an overview of how the fallopian tubes work. The Fertility Docs also explain how they check for fallopian tube blockages and what they do when they find them.