Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ 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.
After Dr. Rodgers answers three listener questions, she and Heather explore endometriosis and its relationship to infertility.
- For listeners who don’t know, what is endometriosis and how does it impact fertility?
- Many women don’t even know they have endometriosis. What are some of the classic symptoms?
- What causes endometriosis? Are there certain risk factors?
- Are there any treatments for endometriosis, other than surgery?
- Are there certain fertility medications that should be avoided if you have endometriosis?
- A study came out recently that found women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. What are your thoughts about this, and is there anything that can be done to improve these outcomes?
- What hopeful words can you offer women with endometriosis who are trying to have a baby?