Focus on Fertility is a weekly podcast aimed to assist those who may be experiencing difficulties conceiving by providing answers and education by meeting with experts in the world of reproductive medicine.  We’ll investigate a useful topic to better explain fertility, infertility, ways to cope, treatments, technology and much more each week. Be sure to subscribe to us and not miss a single episode.

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Ep. 20 – Bonus: Celebrating World Embryologist Day…What It’s Like to be an Embryologist

July 25, 2018

In this bonus episode of Focus on Fertility we sit down with five embryologists from MCRM Fertility to not only celebrate world embryologist day but also to learn what it is like to be an embryologist. Why did these individuals decide to be part of this field and help so many everyday with the dream…

Ep. 19 – Smarter Fertility Benefits with Progyny

July 24, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we stop to talk about an option many employers are starting to utilize to assist their employees with infertility benefit coverage, Progyny. Progyny’s patient care supervisor, Taylor Burbach, introduces how Progyny works with their patients members to provide a unique approach to fertility benefit coverage. Unlike with traditional…

Ep. 18 – Understanding the Fertility Experiences of Women: Be Part of a Short Study and Help Others

July 17, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we speak with two researchers from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing are completing research evaluating the fertility experiences of women by sharing information regarding a brief online survey that you may participate in. The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of women…

Ep. 17 – Understanding PGS and Embryo Mosaicism

July 10, 2018

This week we have a discussion with leading geneticist in the analysis of human DNA sequencing, Dr. Cengiz Cinnioglu, regarding pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) and embryo mosaicism. He is a Co-Founder and Laboratory Director of Igenomix. Dr. Cinnioglu has numerous peer-reviewed publications in respected scientific journals including Nature, American Journal Human Genetic, Human Genetics and…

Ep. 16 – Is YOUR Body Baby Friendly? Understanding Recurrent Miscarriage, MTHFR and Natural Killer Cells

July 3, 2018

We’re rejoined with medical director Dr. Peter Ahlering, of MCRM Fertility, to discuss recurrent miscarriage and the possible effects of MTHFR and Natural Killer Cells. Does either MTHFR or Natural Killer Cells increase one’s risk for a miscarriage? Tune in and learn more. To discuss this topic further with Dr. Ahlering or to request to…

Ep. 15 – Understanding Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Is It the Right Treatment for You?

June 26, 2018

We’re rejoined with Dr. Mira Aubuchon, reproductive endocrinologist from MCRM Fertility, to discuss intrauterine insemination or IUI. Dr. Aubuchon shares more about what an IUI is, the processes related to this form of treatment, the good and not so good candidates and how successful IUI can be. Be sure to tune in and learn more.…

Ep. 14 – FertiStrong: Aiding Men to Cope with Infertility

June 19, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we learn about a recently released FREE app that is available to assist MEN coping with the journey of infertility. Similar to FertiCalm, which is designed for women, FertiStrong is specifically designed to assist men deal with every-day difficult situations that arise while battling infertility. Dr. Domar and…

Ep. 13 – FertiCalm: Help Yourself Navigate the Rough Waters

June 12, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we learn about a free app, FertiCalm, which will aid one through some of the most common difficult situations one may face while traveling down their fertility journey. The app was developed by Alice Domar, Phd, executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health and Director of…

Ep. 12 – What’s In Your Genes? The Importance of Genetic Carrier Screening

June 5, 2018

Why do I need genetic carrier screening? What does it mean to be a genetic carrier? What diseases are you at risk of passing along to your child? These questions and more will be answered and discussed in this episode of Focus on Fertility as we are joined by genetic counselor, Jennifer Siegel, of Sema4.…

Ep. 11 – Selecting Sperm Via Magnetic Nano Particles to Improve IVF Outcomes

May 29, 2018

We’re joined by biochemist, Henry Clemente, of Clemente Associates to discuss the use of magnetic nano particles for selecting higher quality sperm. For nearly three decades, Henry and his company have worked with researchers from notable universities to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging uses for magnetic nano particles. With relationship to their use with sperm,…