BONUS 182: 2018 Fertility Research & News

November 23, 2018

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Allison Rodgers. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been practicing medicine since 2004. Dr. Rodgers currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Her personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you beat infertility.

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Dr. Rodgers begins by answering six listener questions. The full questions are read on the air, but here are brief summaries:

  • Brenda is worried about her lab making a mistake with her IVF cycle in using the wrong egg or sperm. She asks if there is any way to check the maternity and paternity of the fetus.
  • Betsy asks about her husband’s vaping habit and how nicotine might affect his sperm and existing motility issues as they approach IUI.
  • Katie had her first IVF, but by Day 5 and 6, no eggs were good enough quality to be frozen. She asks what the possible reasons could be and what they should do next.
  • Jenna asks how long it should take to get her period after a recent D&C following pregnancy loss and whether she should have a hormone test or seek a second opinion.
  • Nora asks about in vitro maturation (IVM), an alternative to IVF. She wants to know if it is recommended for patients, and what the success rates and costs are, along with how to find clinics that offer this option.
  • Kim asks about the success of tubal recanalizations, since she just had this procedure to clear her left tube. She asks Dr. Rodgers for advice about what else might be wrong.

Dr. Rodgers and Heather continue the episode by discussing the latest reproductive medicine research, techniques and news:

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