Today’s bonus episode guest is Suzie Devine, the co-founder and CEO of Binto.
Suzie and Heather discuss endometriosis and your fertility:
- I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
- Why did you choose a career in women’s health?
- Take us through your career.
- I understand you went through infertility yourself. Can you tell us your story?
- Is there one major predictor of infertility that women should know about?
- What is endometriosis, and how is it linked to fertility?
- What are some of the largest myths about endometriosis?
- What can physicians and providers do differently or do better when it comes to endometriosis diagnosis and care?
- What are some things women should do after learning their diagnosis?
- How can women better advocate for themselves and their health?
- Is surgery necessary if you’re trying to conceive with endometriosis?
- What holistic measures would you recommend to women with endometriosis/in IVF treatments?
- What is the biggest unknown about endometriosis?
- How did you find out you had endometriosis?
- Were there any signs early on that you either ignored or didn’t realize were indicators?
- How has your nursing career and healthcare background impacted your personal experience with endometriosis and infertility
- What has been successful for you in your journey?
- What has surprised you along your journey?
- What changes have you experienced in your overall health and mental health during this time?
- Do you have any tips for practicing good mental health through an endometriosis and infertility diagnosis?
- How can the pandemic impact mental health in those who are trying to conceive?
- What words of advice do you have for women who are facing an endometriosis diagnosis and hoping to get pregnant?
- Is there anything else you’d like to add?
- What words of hope would you offer to infertility warriors who have or suspect they have endometriosis?