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Time To Talk Fertility

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Whether you’re just starting out on your fertility journey or you’re a seasoned pro, Time To Talk Fertility will be your resource for all things reproductive. This podcast, hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois’ physicians and staff, will highlight all facets of fertility: staying strong as a couple, LGBTQ family planning, having a baby after 40, and more. Tune in monthly to get your fertility facts fix.

Whether you’re just starting out on your fertility journey or you’re a seasoned pro, Time To Talk Fertility will be your resource for all things reproductive. This podcast, hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois’ physicians and staff, will highlight all facets of fertility: staying strong as a couple, LGBTQ family planning, having a baby after 40, and more. Tune in monthly to get your fertility facts fix.

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Whether you’re just starting out on your fertility journey or you’re a seasoned pro, Time To Talk Fertility will be your resource for all things reproductive. This podcast, hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois’ physicians and staff, will highlight all facets of fertility: staying strong as a couple, LGBTQ family planning, having a baby after 40, and more. Tune in monthly to get your fertility facts fix.

Language:

English


Episodes

Understanding Unexplained Infertility

8/29/2022
One in eight couples will have trouble getting pregnant. To understand the reason for infertility, a doctor will order a series of tests for the couple and determine the best path forward. Sometimes during a fertility workup, there is no identifiable cause for infertility and these couples are given an unexplained infertility diagnosis. Not having a clear answer for why you can’t conceive can be frustrating, but the good news is that it doesn’t mean a fertility specialist can’t help grow...

Duration:00:12:55

Fertility Medication 101

7/29/2022
If growing your family is taking longer than expected, you may be considering fertility treatment to help you on your journey. It is common for fertility specialists to use medication that helps with hormones and ovulation, either alone or in combination with other procedures like IUI or IVF, to improve a patient's chance of getting pregnant. Join Dr. Elie Hobeika, a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, as he explains how and why fertility medications are prescribed, and...

Duration:00:09:17

Building Families Through Collaborative Reproduction

6/29/2022
There are many paths to parenthood, and for some families that includes collaborative reproduction. Using donor eggs or sperm and/or a surrogate is particularly essential for our LGBTQ+ friends, so in honor of Pride Month Monica Nitschmann, M.A, donor program and development manager at FCI, is answering the most common questions we receive about third party reproduction for the Time to Talk Fertility Podcast.

Duration:00:12:47

Fertility Support Groups: Behind the Scenes

4/22/2022
Join Dr. Tiffany Edwards and Susan Rizzato, MSW as they share what it is like to attend a fertility support group and why it can benefit your fertility journey. They will also discuss their role as Behavioral Health Specialists, how they interact with patients, and when a patient may see them during their fertility journey.

Duration:00:12:59

Fertility Facts for Black Women and Couples

2/15/2022
Join Dr. Burks Chatmon as she shares valuable insights that can help women and couples in the black community on their fertility journey. She covers the basics on fertility, common diagnoses that can lead to infertility, tips for finding a doctor you can trust and how to improve your chances of conceiving.

Duration:00:15:24

The Pineapple: How One Fruit Unites Millions with Infertility

1/14/2022
As the lovingly crowned icon of infertility, the pineapple has wordlessly united millions on their journey to parenthood. Join Dr. Allison K. Rodgers as she explains the history of the pineapple symbol, the meaning behind it, how it has helped patients, and whether eating pineapple can actually boost fertility. She will also discuss the importance of community for those with infertility and share free support resources.

Duration:00:13:25

Everything Egg Freezing with Dr. Hirshfeld and Patient Rachel

1/3/2022
Join Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron and her patient Rachel as they discuss everything to know about egg freezing. Together, they will discuss what the process was like, what to expect, and how to best prepare for it all.

Duration:00:18:45

DIY Tips to Boost IVF and Fertility Treatment Success

12/1/2021
Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he shares everything you can do on your own to increase your chances of success with IVF, IUI or fertility treatment. Based on the latest medical research and insight gleaned from patient outcomes, these tips can help with every diagnosis including PCOS, endometriosis, sperm issues, ovulatory issues and more.

Duration:00:11:49

Fertilidad y La Mujer Latinx (SP)

9/15/2021
Únase al Dr. Juan Alvarez mientras habla de todo lo que debe saber sobre la fertilidad como mujer latina. Cubre los conceptos básicos sobre fertilidad, el ciclo menstrual y cuándo consultar a un médico si surgen problemas. También comparte diagnósticos de infertilidad comunes entre las mujeres latinas y por qué un peso saludable cuando tratando de concebir puede ser el arma secreta para aumentar la fertilidad.

Duration:00:20:19

Fertility and the Latinx Woman

9/15/2021
Join Dr. Juan Alvarez as he discusses everything you should know about fertility as a Latinx woman. He covers the basics on fertility, the menstrual cycle and when to see a doctor if issues arise. He also shares common infertility diagnoses among Latinx women and why a healthy weight when trying to conceive can be the secret weapon for boosting fertility.

Duration:00:15:20

PCOS and Fertility

9/13/2021
Join Dr. Asima Ahmad as she tackles the topic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during September’s PCOS Awareness Month. As someone diagnosed with PCOS who has also treated countless women with the same medical issue, she shares everything there is to know about PCOS - what it is, how it impacts fertility and overall health, and how it can be effectively treated and managed.

Duration:00:11:43

A Complete Guide to Fertility Testing

7/26/2021
Join Dr. Christopher Sipe as he discusses how doctors test and evaluate fertility in men and women. You’ll learn what tests reveal, how long test results are valid for, the causes behind poor results, where supplements can help and how to overcome issues with treatment. He’ll also tell you which DIY tests can help or hurt your efforts.

Duration:00:20:10

IVF from A to Z

6/29/2021
Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he explains the step-by-step process of IVF - from initial diagnosis to embryo transfer - and everything in-between. You’ll learn about treatment timelines, chances of success, how many eggs/embryos you need and why the experience of an IVF laboratory is a critical factor to consider.

Conception & Pregnancy Over 40: What to Expect

5/25/2021
Join Dr. Uhler as she discusses everything you should know about fertility, conception and pregnancy at 40. Get tips on how to assess your fertility potential, how to increase conception odds, how pregnancy can be different at 40 and why there are always options to consider for motherhood.

Dr. Ahmad Answers Your Questions

4/22/2021
Dr. Ahmad answers 21 questions you all submitted during NIAW on the podcast!

How Getting Older Impacts Male Fertility

4/14/2021
Join Dr. Juan Alvarez as he discusses aging and male fertility as well as rising trends around male menopause, testosterone supplementation, sperm count and more. Learn about the latest research, new trends that affect men of all ages, what a home test can and can’t tell you, and how different male infertility diagnoses are commonly treated.

How a Healthy Weight Can Boost Fertility in Women and Men

3/9/2021
Join Dr. Asima Ahmad as she explains how a healthy weight improves overall health, fertility potential, and how the body handles the COVID-19 virus. Learn about the latest research, how to determine your target weight, what you can do to achieve baby success in 2021.

All About Preimplantation Genetic Testing

1/11/2021
Dr. Juan Alvarez shares his insight on everything you need to know regarding preimplantation genetic testing.

Duration:00:15:10

The Psychological and Emotional Impact of the Pandemic

12/21/2020
Dr. Tiffany Edwards explores the psychological and emotional impact of the pandemic and shares her advice and insight on staying on the right track.

Duration:00:13:10

Achieving Success After Pregnancy Loss

12/1/2020
Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he discusses the latest research, causes, treatment options, and shares inspiring stories of achieving success after pregnancy loss.

Duration:00:08:28