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Fertility Docs Uncensored

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 1 season, 218 episodes, 5 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes
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We all know it’s wrong, but when you see one big fat negative after another, it’s tempting to turn to Dr. Google for answers. But don’t you hit that search button. You have another option: Fertility Docs Uncensored. The nation’s leading fertility doctors have joined forces to separate fertility fact from fiction. It’s the only place you can hear fertility docs from around the country diving into the nitty-gritty of infertility. From their personal experiences as infertility patients, to what you can really expect from IVF, these doctors are covering it all (and they aren’t holding back).
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Ep 217: Hopeless to Hopeful Mama

Listen to guest, Emily Patel, founder of Hopeful Mama Foundation as she joins the Fertility Docs, Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center share her fertility journey and how it led her to create the Hopeful Mama Foundation. Emily learned at an early age that she had premature ovarian insufficiency. For many years she never realized carrying and delivering a baby was still possible. She shares her story and coming to terms with a body that could not produce a child genetically her own. Ultimately, she was able to conceive using donor eggs and now has two young daughters. Her infertility struggle was the spark that led her to found Hopeful Mama. This organization was developed to help women in similar circumstances who are searching for answers by advocacy, education, and respect. Emily wants to provide opportunities for women who need financial assistance resources, and education. Check out this inspiring and informative episode. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Needed and Cicero Diagnostics 
4/16/202435 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 216: Love and Science, Thriving Through Infertility

For those going through the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, the journey can be a challenge. This week, Dr. Erica Bove, an REI at the University of Vermont and founder of a fertility coaching practice called Love and Science, Thriving Through Infertility joins Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center. Dr. Erica Bove discusses how to how to have authentic hope and self-compassion during the process. Dr. Bove also addresses relationships and boundaries in regard to the infertility journey. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Needed and Cicero Diagnostics 
4/9/202440 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 215: Finding Your Soulmate: How to Choose Your REI

The fertility journey poses enough challenges without worrying about your teammates throughout the process. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they reveal the credentials needed for your Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. They delineate the differences in training between REIs, OB/GYNs, medical endocrinologists, urologists, and other professionals. The docs begin to dive into clinic success rates and nuances of those rates. They offer tips on when to obtain a second opinion and considerations for patients living in remote locations. Join us for a useful episode helping listeners make one of the most important decisions of their fertility journey! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Progyny
4/2/202450 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 214: Time to Tackle Your Questions About Low Egg Count

This week we turn our attention to your questions about egg reserve. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they take a deep drive into your ovarian reserve in an educational question and answer episode. They help listeners determine how decreased ovarian reserve is defined and what you need to consider when you get the diagnosis. You will understand what type of workup should be done by your physician and when to pursue ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination versus more aggressive fertility treatment. Find out why your age is important when fertility decisions are made. You will hear about conditions that can lead to decreased ovarian reserve and others that may be present if you have the diagnosis. The docs help you determine how to balance your goals for a family with treatments that will give you success in the most expedient way. If you choose to do IVF the types of stimulations aimed at producing the best results are teased apart by each physician. Come join us for this interesting discussion. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Progyny
3/26/202436 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 213: Funky Bleeding

While potential parents struggle to get pregnant, managing abnormal periods with irregular, heavy, or absent menstrual bleeding frustrates an already complicated process. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain how strange bleeding patterns influence and inform fertility treatment. They set the stage of normal menstrual bleeding patterns and the common disruptions to those patterns. They review how to approach light spotting and heavy bleeding from the fertility perspective. The doctors discuss reasons for extremely heavy or non-stop bleeding and how that influences getting pregnant, as well as reasons for very minimal or completely absent bleeding. "Ask the Docs" questions this week focus on flying with IVF medications and supplementing trying to conceive naturally with progesterone. Join us as we decipher the event that kicks off every round of testing and treatment during the infertility journey! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Needed
3/19/202440 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 212: Listener Questions About Fertility Tests

Have you ever wondered why you need all of those tests? And why the timing of them is so important? Listen as the Fertility Docs, Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertlity Center of Las Vegas, Dr.Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center take a deep dive into the questions listeners have about fertility tests. These ladies will discuss the basic tubal assessment tests, like the saline sonogram and the hysterosalpingogram (HSG). You will hear about antimullerian hormone and the role it plays in treatment decision making. Tests more pertinent to in vitro fertilization are discussed such as the Reciptiva assay. The Reciptiva assay is a newer test that looks at an inflammatory marker in the endometrium and may be of interest if you have nad endometriosis in the past. Male partners are not left out. The Sperm QT has been available for a couple of years and may help determine if his swimmers have the right stuff.Check out this episode to hear about these tests. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Needed
3/12/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Special Episode: Alabama Supreme Court Ruling

The decision regarding the status of embryos in the recent Alabama Supreme Court case threatens the future of reproductive medicine, fertility treatments, and IVF. Rebecca O'Connor, JD, the Director of Policy and Leadership for the American Reproductive Society of Medicine, explains how this case evolved and the potential repercussions of these decisions. The docs review the process of IVF and how embryo attrition happens in the real world, and what that means for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization. They also review the statistics of natural conception and how the fate of every potential embryo unfortunately does not result in a live birth. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center to learn how you can advocate for fertility care rights. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/6/202429 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 211: The Elephant in the Room: How Your General Health Conditions Impact Fertility

The fertility journey heavily focuses on the reproductive system, but every other system counts too! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they go head to toe reviewing how non-reproductive medical problems influence fertility. With emphasis placed on the heart, lungs, and GI system, they discuss how and why the rest of your body influences your fertility. They highlight particularly concerning conditions that require attention prior to becoming pregnant. Listen in for helpful information about your general health and how it relates to fertility. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Needed
3/5/202445 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 210: Carrier screening-What's hiding in your family tree?

Carrier screening is an important part of your pre-conceptual evaluation that looks for inherited medical conditions that hide in the family tree. Join Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center, Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, and Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center as they discuss how carrier screening can impact your fertility journey. They define how carrier screening is different from other genetic testing and share treatment options you can use if you are affected by carrier screening results. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Theralogix, Cicero, and Needed 
2/27/202448 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 209: The Nitty Gritty on Failed IVF Cycles: Protocols, Additional Testing and More!

IVF cycles offer enough challenges without the added drama of a cycle that fails to create a pregnancy.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they dissect real-world IVF cycles and potential changes to protocols that may help patients. The fabulous listeners submitted a ton of questions that illustrate potential points of change within a given IVF cycle. The doctors touch on the subtleties of protocols using different types and doses of gonadotropins. They review pretreatment techniques and nuances of different medications to alternately suppress or slingshot hormone levels to greatness. And of course, not everything in a failed IVF cycle is due to the IVF itself - questions of uterine abnormalities, aberrant hormone levels like prolactin, potential causes of recurrent implantation failure and the influence of embryo grading all receive in-depth commentary on different approaches to management. Listen in as we evaluate and offer suggestions on how to improve your next cycle! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics and Needed
2/20/202445 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 208: Why Ectopic Pregnancies Don’t Play by the Rules

A critical part of pregnancy is location, location, location, and when a pregnancy presents outside the uterus, it is an ectopic pregnancy that is serious and, in some cases, life-threatening, so experienced care matters. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as share their expertise about where ectopic pregnancies can appear, associated risk factors that leave women more susceptible to ectopic pregnancy and clues they look for when suspecting an ectopic pregnancy. The docs also share medication options and recent research to treat ectopic pregnancies as well as surgical procedures that safeguard a woman’s health. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics
2/13/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 207: The Listener Lowdown – Answering your Fertility Questions

This week, we let our informed listeners lead the way as we field varied questions ranging from IVF testing considerations for men and women, to education about endometriosis and some specifics about PCOS in a bit of a fertility-free-for-all. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for an informative and thoughtful conversation giving listeners the unique opportunity to receive multiple informed opinions on their most pressing personal questions. This includes addressing the misnomer of empty follicle syndrome, what to do if insurance just says no and why the definition of a “successful” fertility treatment means different things to do different people. In addition, you’ll learn about an exciting collaborative project our terrific trio is taking on. Come learn with us! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics
2/6/202439 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 206: Pack Your Patience – The IVF Timeline

While potential parents facing fertility challenges are anxious to get pregnant, rushing through a complex process such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can often result in speed bumps that can actually slow the process. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they try to set patient expectations by explaining from start to finish, that individual timelines are truly unique for each step of IVF. They emphasize first laying groundwork which includes navigating financial considerations and insurance is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Treatment timelines involve the careful choreography of priming and preparing your hormone levels which vary, the different lengths of time it can take to stimulate ovaries to develop eggs and the all-important timing of your trigger shot to induce ovulation leading to eventual fertilization, genetic testing and embryo transfer. We’ll unpack the process and give you tips to deal with unexpected life circumstances that often pop up along the way! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics
1/30/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 205: A Deep Dive into Diabetes and Thinking Ahead to Pregnancy

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes often have specialized health considerations that ideally are addressed before a baby is on the way. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they break down the basics of diabetes and prediabetes and how they relate to pregnancy as well as the distinctions between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how they are managed differently. The doctors also detail the importance of A1C levels and the story behind those numbers in support of a healthy pregnancy. The doctors further explain how diabetes links to fertility including how insulin influences egg production, when it is safest for a diabetic patient to get pregnant and why optimizing pre-pregnancy health is vital to minimize diabetic risk factors to ensure the best outcome for mother and baby. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics
1/23/202437 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 204: A Healthy Perspective on Weight and Fertility -- Lauren Lemieux MD Form Health

As some fertility patients also face challenges with weight, recent research has allowed for a better understanding of obesity as a health issue and the importance of providing medically based, compassionate care. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for an enlightening Q-and-A session with Dr. Lauren Lemieux from Form Health who explains the psychological impact of obesity and fertility and how important it is to understand the biological causes of obesity to counter societal stigmas. Dr. Lemieux, an internist and obesity medicine specialist who is board certified in internal medicine, obesity medicine and as a physician nutrition specialist, details important data points, such as a patient’s dietary history and how understanding current food cravings can provide insight to future success. Dr. Lemieux also provides useful tools and innovative strategies to empower patients including the use of food photos to give a clear picture of how to achieve a healthy, sustainable weight for you and your future family. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix, Progyny, and Cicero Diagnostics
1/16/202439 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 203: Anti-Obesity Medication and Fertility Treatments -- Facts from Dr. Florencia Halperin With Form Health

Recent research has changed the narrative about obesity, debunking the myth that it is a lifestyle choice and recognizing it as a medical condition. With a better understanding of the role of the brain in weight regulation, more effective medications are available, some of which are taken by women facing fertility issues. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for an informative discussion with Dr. Florencia Halperin, a board certified endocrinologist specializing in weight loss as chief medical officer at Form Health. Dr. Halperin explains the latest advances in anti-obesity medication, cost considerations in new vs. older drugs and the multi-faceted approach to weight loss including diet and exercise. For those taking anti-obesity medication who are considering fertility treatment, Dr. Halperin explains the importance of developing a transition plan to safely support the pathway to pregnancy. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix, Progyny, and Cicero Diagnostics
1/9/202445 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 202: Food, Fertility and Nutritional Needs -- Julia Axelbaum, Form Health

Balanced nutrition plays an important role in preparing the body for pregnancy and supporting a baby on the way! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a wide-ranging discussion with Julia Axelbaum, director of clinical nutrition at Form Health. As a registered dietician who is board certified in obesity and weight management, Julia discusses pre-pregnancy nutrition including what you might miss if you cut carbs or dairy, the fallacy that all fats are created equal and why being underweight or overweight matters when trying to conceive. By promoting a wholistic approach to health, including all-important vitamins such as folate, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12, the patient perspective can shift from looking at food through the lens of a “diet” and instead focus on this unique time to support the body for pregnancy preparation and beyond. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix, Progyny, and Cicero Diagnostics
1/2/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 201: Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Medical Abbreviations – OBGYNs and REIs

The amazing breadth of knowledge offered in your OBGYN office (obstetrics and gynecology), and the subspecialty expertise provided by an REI (reproductive endocrinologist) play a key role in your first fertility appointment. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for the nitty-gritty about what these medical abbreviations are all about and how these docs work cooperatively. In cases where fertility is more complex, understand why your reproductive endocrinologist might request similar testing to your OBGYN, and why a second look is beneficial. The doctors also detail what to consider in transferring your medical records from your OBGYN, why all ultrasounds are not created equally and how REIs are attuned to the tricky timing of hormonal testing. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Progyny, Cicero Diagnostics and Seattle Sperm Bank
12/26/202347 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 200: Spotlighting Sperm Donors – Information from Alyse Mencias with Seattle Sperm Bank

Using donated sperm is an effective option for some individuals and couples wanting to start a family, but there are plenty of questions about sperm banks, and this week we provide answers! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a lively and informative question-and-answer session with Alyse Mencias, clinic relations manager at Seattle Sperm Bank. Alyse, who has a master’s in reproductive and clinical science, explains who donates sperm, why they donate and the vital health, genetic and psychological screenings that Seattle Sperm Bank requires. Alyse also details what types of traits prospective parents might consider, the age requirements for donors, and why the transparency of open identity (open ID) for sperm donors and offspring born from sperm donation is important to understand. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Progyny, Cicero Diagnostics and Seattle Sperm Bank
12/19/202343 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 199: Age Isn’t Just a Number – Considering Fertility after 45

For those wanting to start a family in their 40s, age matters mightily in the quantity and quality of available eggs. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain why the odds are slim for getting pregnant later in life, and for those who do, the special care they take to monitor risks. The doctors also explain why sometimes the clearest path to parenthood for women 45 and older might include donor eggs or donor embryos, the differences between those two options and the importance of talking openly to your child about their birth story. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Progyny, Cicero Diagnostics and Seattle Sperm Bank
12/12/202341 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 198: The Facts to Ease your Fibroid Fears

Fretting over fibroids? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain how very common fibroids are, how they differ from polyps and why in many cases fibroids do not pose serious fertility problems. For those fibroids needing additional attention, the doctors discuss fibroid diagnostic techniques including ultrasounds and MRIs, why location matters mightily in deciding if fibroids need to be removed and if removal is needed what surgical options they do, and do not, recommend. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Progyny and Cicero Diagnostics.
12/5/202333 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 197: The Careful Consideration Behind the Egg Donation Process

This episode explores the egg donation process and its many facets, beginning with who uses donor eggs, and why in some cases it is obvious and in others, it is less clear cut.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak to where donor eggs come from and the important physical and psychological screening as well as legal considerations for both donors and potential parents. The doctors also explore important questions such as securing a known versus anonymous donor, using fresh or frozen eggs and how many eggs intended parents might choose. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Progyny and Cicero Diagnostics. 
11/28/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 196: Just Keep Swimming – How Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Works

For some patients, IUI is a good starting point in their fertility journey because it is less involved and less expensive than IVF. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center to better understand who is (and who isn’t) a good candidate for IUI, what information is considered in making those determinations and a step-by-step explanation of what to expect in the IUI process. The doctors also discuss how your “big picture” family goals need to be considered with IUI and additionally, how new advances in sperm testing look beyond the mere numbers of sperm count. Come learn with us! Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Needed and Cicero Diagnostics. 
11/21/202349 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 195: Asherman’s Syndrome – Understanding How Scarring and Adhesions Impact Your Fertility

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant on your own, you may have Asherman’s Syndrome. This simply means that there is scarring or adhesions within the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus. A healthy endometrium is vital for implantation. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide all the details you need to know about this condition. Learn about the warning signs that cause our fertility docs to suspect Asherman’s, which tests and treatments you may need, and how the treatment procedure works. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Needed and Cicero Diagnostics. 
11/14/202335 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 194: Think Tank Time – Answering Your PCOS Questions

This week, we turn things over to our listeners and answer your many questions aboutpolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a wide-ranging, educational Q&A session. They help listeners understand the wide-ranging diagnostic criteria of PCOS, talk about the impact of certain medications and supplements for those with PCOS and take a deep dive examining PCOS (and beyond) in addressing fertility challenges. Come learn with us! Have your own questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Needed
11/7/202333 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 193: Hormonal Housecleaning – Your Period Explained

The choreography of hormones that rise and fall to direct your menstrual cycle can provide valuable fertility information and be a key indicator of your overall health. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they simplify the science before, during and after your period. They define what constitutes a “normal” period, what a missed period could mean and possible reasons periods are too short, too long, too heavy or too light. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Needed
10/31/202338 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 192: How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Two-Week Wait

So you’ve completed your fertility treatment, and now it’s time to pack your patience for the “two-week wait.” Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain why the two-week wait is the appropriate amount of time to let pass before taking a pregnancy test. They also explain why IUI and IVF patients shouldn’t put stock in the presence (or absence) of stereotypical “early pregnancy signs” during this waiting period. And finally, they emphasize the need for self-compassion with suggested methods for how best to “treat yo’ self” to boost your physical and mental health. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed
10/24/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 191: The Myths Surrounding Ovarian Cysts

If you are dealing with ovarian cysts, understand you’re not alone, and that often these are merely treatable “speed bumps” not a detour on the road to parenthood. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they break down the menstrual cycle to understand the window of time when cysts typically form, how they differ from follicles and how cysts behave to influence your hormone levels. They also provide detailed information about how to effectively treat ovarian cysts, why timing of treatment matters for your future fertility and reassuring advice that most ovarian cysts are not as ominous as you might think. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed
10/17/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 190: Here Come the Holidays! Talking With Stephanie Levich About How to Handle Uncomfortable Questions During Holiday Gatherings

As we approach the holiday season, you may be dreading all the parties and get-togethers that come with a focus on family and a side dish of unwelcome personal questions. Stephanie Levich, Founder and President of Family Match Consulting, is here to help you navigate the festivities. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a thoughtful discussion about protecting your mental health and well-being. We cover everything from when to share your journey and who to share it with to how to educate others about the beauties of every kind of family building, spreading information and debunking old ideas. Our tips can help you find understanding people who will give you the support you need and deserve. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed
10/10/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 189: Strange Bedfellows – Talking All Things Birth Control and How It Relates to Fertility

When you make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist about infertility, contraceptives are the last thing you expect to discuss. But our “masters of the menstrual cycle” may suggest certain birth control methods to help control your periods or thin your endometrial lining, all with your ultimate fertility and health in mind. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for an important talk about contraceptives. Discover how birth control pills and IUDs assist some women’s fertility treatment, as well as how long different contraceptives affect your ability to get pregnant once you quit using them. Find out how tubal ligation and vasectomies (something for the guys) impact fertility. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed
10/3/202333 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 188: The Future of AI in the IVF World—Talking with Paxton Maeder-York, Founder and CEO of Alife Health

Robotics and AI are changing the face of medicine, including in the IVF World. Our special guest is Paxton Maeder-York, founder and CEO of Alife Health. He’s here to share news about using technology to optimize and personalize patient care, ultimately helping to increase patients’ chances for having a baby. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a fascinating discussion about the latest technological innovations that benefit the fertility and medical community. Patients will be particularly interested in Alife Health’s free organizational app for people who are on a fertility journey. The app keeps track of appointments, provides medication reminders, tracks costs and much more. Have questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed.
9/26/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 187: Questions, Questions, Our Listener’s Have Questions!

Ever wonder why you need to remove nail polish and jewelry and avoid perfume on the day of your egg retrieval or embryo transfer? Wondering how you could have several follicles before your egg retrieval, but end up with just a few eggs during your retrieval? Curious about cleavage stage embryo transfers? Our fertility docs have the answers! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center  as they answer queries about a hodge-podge of issues. Have your own questions about infertility?  Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you  by Needed.PS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
9/19/202335 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 186: Is Your Prenatal Vitamin Giving You the Nutrients You Need? Ryan Woodbury of Needed® Talks About Optimal Nutrition

According to Needed®, an expert-based nutrition platform, 95% of the women who take prenatal vitamins are nutritionally depleted. Trained nutritionists Ryan Woodbury and Julie Sawaya co-founded Needed® when they realized that they were deficient in many of the key nutrients they needed for a healthy pregnancy. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk with Ryan Woodbury about prenatal vitamins and optimizing nutrition during your fertility journey. They address issues like how many vitamins are too much (more is NOT always more), the timing of taking supplements and other info. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Bonus for our listeners: Get 20% off Needed® products by entering code "FDU" at checkout: https://thisisneeded.com/ Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health and  NeededPS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
9/12/202344 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 185: Support When You Need It Most – Talking With Caroline Harries, Founder and President of Moms in the Making®

Feeling alone in your fertility journey? Dealing with miscarriage, pregnancy loss, infertility issues, foster care or adoption? Community support could help you get through the hard times, make friends and learn from others’ experiences. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a discussion with Caroline Harries about support groups. Caroline outlines what’s important in a support group. A group should be a safe space where you know you can share your most intimate concerns without worrying about others sharing or judging your story. Moms in the Making® is a faith-based organization with 82 groups, both virtual and in-person, in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Netherlands. They’ve also launched Dads in the Making. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health and  NeededPS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
9/5/202331 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 184: A Revolutionary Path – Learn More About Path Fertility’s Exciting Male Fertility Test, SpermQT™

SpermQT™ goes beyond standard sperm analysis. This test uses epigenetics, a sciencethat analyzes the control mechanisms that turn the right genes on and off in sperm. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a discussion with Kristin Brogaard, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Path Fertility. Kristin explains how epigenetic testing determines whether men have the right profile of gene expression in their sperm for fertility success. This information helps determine whether couples who are concerned about male factor infertility should choose IUI or ICSI for a better outcome. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Bonus for our listeners: Get 20% off the SpermQT™ test by using code "FertilityDocs" at checkout: https://pathfertility.com/Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health and Path Fertility PS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
8/29/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 183: Talking DOR -- Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Today, we are talking eggs—quality and quantity. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center to learn more about diminished ovarian reserve, a condition that occurs when your egg quantity and/or quality are lower than normal levels. Learn which tests our docs use to determine egg quality and quantity. Find out about the causes of DOR which include everything from age and gynecologic surgeries to chemotherapy and autoimmune conditions. Also, discover how smoking can cause diminished ovarian reserve. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. Today's episode is brought to you by ALife HealthPS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
8/22/202337 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 182: Partner Talks – Navigating the Fertility Process with Your Partner

Dealing with infertility can be tough on relationships. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a talk about ways for you and your partner to get on the same page. Our docs have seen couples go through all the feels, all the struggles. From the first visit and testing to choosing a treatment plan, our docs have helpful tips and advice to help you work together and support each other during your fertility journey.  Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife HealthPS - Exciting News! The Fertility Docs are hosting the first Fertility Uncensored Conference on October 28th. Come learn about infertility from 10+ nationwide health and infertility experts while connecting with the infertility community. Click here to reserve your spot! 
8/15/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 181: Is This An Emergency? When You Should Call Your Fertility Doc or Go to the ER

In the middle of the night, you experience pain or bleeding. Should you call your doctor or go to the ER? Can it wait until morning? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a helpful discussion about which issues require immediate care and which ones are urgent, but not dangerous emergencies.  For example, bleeding and pain after a very recent pregnancy test is always an emergency, but vaginal discharge during treatment rarely is. Learn the difference between emergency health problems and urgent issues in fertility care. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
8/8/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 180: The Pregnancy Hormone – What You Need To Know About hCG

Name two things where more is always better. Our answer is chocolate, of course, and hCG! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a discussion about human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, or hCG. Find out what normal vs. abnormal levels look like. Learn the reasons why doctors monitor this pregnancy hormone early in a potential pregnancy, the value and timing of tracking it and what information this hormone level provides. Our fertility experts also explain what terms like “blighted ovum” and “pregnancy of unknown location” mean. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
8/1/202332 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 179: Struggling With Implantation? Pesky Polyps Might Be to Blame

Polyps may be small, but the fertility issues they can cause are pretty big. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for the scoop on polyps, those overgrowths that form on the uterine lining and can interfere with healthy implantation. Find out about saline sonograms and testing to find polyps, as well as outpatient procedures called hysteroscopies to remove the overgrowths. In addition, our docs talk about which factors increase your risk for developing polyps. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
7/25/202331 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 178: The Tubal Factor -- Fallopian Tubes, Fertility and When to Choose IUI or IVF

Today, we’re talking tubes. Not the London subway system kind, but fallopian tubes. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about the tubal factor and infertility. Learn how we test for tubal problems and what healthy tubes vs. unhealthy tubes look like (our docs were really using their noodles on this one!). Find out which tubal factors make you a good candidate for IUI and which may make IVF a better option. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
7/18/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 177: Speaking of Men -- Answering Listener Questions about Male Infertility

Make some popcorn, grab your man and settle in because we’re all about the guys today. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer listener questions about male infertility. Our docs discuss everything from Klinefelter’s Syndrome, low sperm motility and the new Sperm QT™ test to male hypertension, calcium channel blockers and male fertility vitamins. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
7/11/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 176: A Delicate Disposition – Deciding What to Do with Unused Embryos

When many patients begin fertility treatment, one of their biggest concerns is what they will do with their leftover embryos, known as embryo disposition. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for a discussion about the decisions IVF patients have to make about their remaining embryos. Should they donate their embryos to other couples or researchers or dispose of them? What happens in the case of divorce, death or a break-up with a partner? Can they limit insemination to create fewer embryos? Our docs tackle patients’ vital concerns. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
7/4/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 175: Ready for IVF? Consider These Factors First

To proceed or not to proceed, that is the question (at least when it comes to IVF).  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the many issues that can affect your decision to move to IVF. Ask yourself how important time is in your fertility journey. Think about illnesses and genetic conditions that could affect your pregnancy and your baby. Does IVF fit into your values and religious beliefs? Finally, can you afford treatment? If not, how can you finance your care, and are you comfortable with that? Food for thought! Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
6/27/202332 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 174: Surface Prep – Discussing the Medications Involved in Frozen Embryo Transfers

It’s all about the lining! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about which medications they use to prepare the endometrial lining for a successful frozen embryo transfer, or FET. From estrogen and progesterone in the preparation phase to the “voodoo” adjunct meds individual docs use to increase the chances of an embryo transfer that leads to a positive pregnancy test, our docs share their ideas. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by ALife Health
6/20/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 173: Medicated, in a Good Way -- What You Need to Know about IVF Medications

The big box of IVF medications has arrived. Now what do you do with it? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide practical tips about how to handle the large amounts of medications involved in IVF. From how to unpack the meds (yes, there are things you need to know) to preparing for holidays and weekends, our docs have the 411. They also talk about the purpose of different types of medications. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/13/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 172: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 -- Answering Listener Questions about Fertility Testing

FSH, AMH, LH…so many acronyms, so many tests! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer interesting listener questions about fertility testing. Listeners’ queries range from questions about a bicornuate or septate uterus to poor results from a sperm analysis. From ovarian reserve testing and thyroid tests to imaging procedures, our knowledgeable doctors explain how different tests and test results impact fertility treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/6/202338 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 171: A Firm Foundation—Talking With Dr. Bruce Lessey About a Test That Provides Hope for Women Who Have Implantation Failures

Women who have repeatedly experienced implantation failure, recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarriages have reason to hope. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they chat with Dr. Bruce Lessey about ReceptivaDX™, a revolutionary fertility test that is recommended for situations where IVF doesn't yield results despite favorable circumstances. He explains how endometrial biopsy analysis can help determine whether women have endometriosis and which steps to take next to help them have a successful pregnancy. We also talk about Lupron suppression treatment and new tests that may be coming to improve implantation outcomes. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/30/202335 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 170: When IVF Doesn’t Go as Planned – Answering Our Listener’s Questions

Feeling frustrated after a failed IVF cycle? You’re not alone. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer questions about problems our listeners have experienced with their IVF cycles. They address everything from myomectomies and testicular biopsies to embryo grading and embryos that fail during the thawing process. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/23/202337 minutes
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Ep 169: Hormones Gone Haywire—Trying to Get Pregnant When You Have PCOS

Do you have PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome? Are you worried about getting pregnant in the future or currently having problems conceiving?  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they break down the symptoms of PCOS. Our docs discuss how PCOS hormonal imbalances can affect your ability to conceive, how doctors can help you from a fertility standpoint and how you can help yourself with lifestyle changes like healthy diet and exercise. They also discuss depression that’s related to PCOS and why you should get help. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/16/202332 minutes
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Ep 168: The Numbers Game—Planning Your Family When You Have Fertility Challenges

“How many children do you want?” It’s a common question, but if you have fertility issues, it can be a tricky one to answer because there is a lot to consider. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about the factors that can affect the number of children you would like to have, including your age, your partner’s age, how many years you have in the future to have more than one successful pregnancy and whether you should freeze your eggs or freeze embryos for later use. Do the math with your fertility doc and plan for your future family. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/9/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 167: Tailor Made Meds—Talking to Megan Campbell and Dr. Jocelyn Freimuth about Compounding Pharmacies

Have you had problems using progesterone in sesame oil? Do you have issues taking certain medications orally or other problems with the meds you are taking for fertility treatments? A compounding pharmacy can help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they learn more about compounding pharmacies. Guests Megan Campbell and Dr. Jocelyn Freimuth of Fertility Pharmacy of America explain how pharmacists customize medications to suit patients’ needs and advise patients about which questions they should ask when choosing a compounding pharmacy. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/2/202334 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 166: OTC Remedies to the Rescue! Talking with Megan Campbell and Jocelyn Freimuth

Compounding pharmacies offer over-the-counter medications? Who knew?! In addition to personalized prescription meds, they provide OTC solutions that can help you cope with problems you may be experiencing during fertility treatment and pregnancy.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center  as they talk with Megan Campbell and Dr. Jocelyn Freimuth of Fertility Pharmacy of America. Megan and Dr.  Freimuth provide information about how compounding pharmacies create OTC solutions and how those remedies can bring you symptom relief. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/25/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 165: Miles from Home—Info You Need about Long-Distance IVF

Are you literally going the distance to get pregnant? If you live more than a one- or two-hour’s drive or flight from your fertility clinic, here are some tips to help you navigate your journey. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the logistics of traveling far from home for IVF. Learn how clinics are managing patient care with remote monitoring and lab work and telemedicine visits. Our doctors’ practical advice will help you deal with the extra stresses and situations that can arise when you must travel to get treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/18/202335 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 164: The Perfect Assist—How Surrogacy Agencies Can Help You

You want a baby, but you need one missing piece to complete the picture—a surrogate. Whether you have a medical issue or are a single man or gay couple, a gestational carrier can help you become a parent. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they chat with Dr. Jenny Brown from Northeastern Reproductive Medicine about finding the right person to carry your baby. From finances and psychological issues to medical and legal questions, learn how the process of finding a gestational carrier works.  Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/11/202335 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 163: It’s Time for a Fertility Mash-Up—Answering a Variety of Listener Questions

Our savvy listeners ask the best questions, so we decided to share a few of them with you. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about a hodge podge of fertility topics. Whether they are addressing clinical issues like cysts or structural issues or powerful topics like how a rape survivor deals with her fear of treatment and obgyn procedures, our compassionate doctors have the answers you need. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
4/4/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 162: IUI—Not Your Mother’s “Turkey Baster” method

It’s time to inject a few facts into your knowledge about IUI. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they zero in on intrauterine insemination. Learn more about the procedure, how it works and who the best candidates are for this fertility treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
3/28/202336 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 161: Everything You Wanted to Know about Tubal Issues

Say “tubal issues” and most people don’t know what you mean. Say it to someone who is having fertility issues, and they 100% get it. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center  as they answer listeners’ questions about fallopian tubes and infertility. From wanting to get pregnant after voluntary sterilization to a missing tube or past ectopic pregnancies, our docs have the answers. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
3/21/202332 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 160: Preimplantation Genetic Testing—What it Can and Can’t Tell Us

What’s the scoop about PGT-A? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for straight talk about preimplantation genetic testing that screens embryos created through IVF for chromosomal abnormalities. While it’s not a crystal ball, testing does detect certain genetic defects. Our docs discuss carrier screening, too. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
3/14/202332 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 159: "My AMH is Dropping" - Answering Listener Questions About Recurrent Miscarriages

Feeling lost and confused about recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)? Curious about how others cope with the difficulties of miscarriages? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer listener questions regarding chemical pregnancies, pregnancy tracking procedures such as NIPT, and hormonal issues that may or may not attribute to RPL. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
3/7/202330 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 158: How to Prepare for an IVF Cycle

So, you’ve made the decision to go for it, and you’re getting ready for an IVF cycle. What can you do now to increase your chances of success? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss ways to maximize your mental and physical health in the weeks or months leading up to IVF. They also provide specific information about necessary tests, lifestyle factors that affect male and female fertility, and supplements that may contribute to better outcomes. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
2/28/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 157: IVF Phase Two – What to Expect After Egg Retrieval

Knowing what to expect at every stage of your IVF cycle can provide great peace of mind during an often-stressful time. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what to expect after egg retrieval, from waking up in the operating room through the next several weeks as you prepare your body for embryo transfer. They also provide helpful advice on how to best take care of yourself during the post-retrieval period. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
2/21/202339 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 156: Busting Some Myths About How to Get Pregnant

If you’re trying to conceive, you’ve probably encountered plenty of “helpful tips” for getting pregnant faster. But will eating oysters or elevating your hips after sex really help you get pregnant? If you time sex just right, are you really more likely to have a boy or a girl? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they play a game of “true or false” with these and other bits of advice you may have heard along your TTC journey. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
2/14/202337 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 155: From Heartbreak to Hope – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Few things are more heartbreaking than recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). However, the right treatments can help you bring home a healthy baby. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with Dr. Amy Beckley of Proov about recurrent pregnancy loss. Listen as Dr. Beckley shares her story and she and the Fertility Docs discuss the diagnostic tools, treatment options and support groups for RPL. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. Bonus for our listeners: Get 25% off all products at Proov using code "DOCS" at checkout.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
2/7/202333 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 154: “One of the Main Regulators” – All About the Thyroid

When people think of infertility, the ovaries and uterus come to mind. However, it’s also important to consider the thyroid gland when you’re trying to conceive. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain what the thyroid is and what happens when it doesn’t work as it should. They also discuss the treatments that can help patients with a thyroid condition. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
1/31/202332 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 153: “It’s an Alphabet Soup” – The ABCs of Fertility

From AMH to IVF, there are a lot of different acronyms in the world of infertility. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this “alphabet soup,” the Fertility Docs are here to help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they cover some of the most common acronyms in the fertility world to explain what they mean and why they’re so important. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
1/24/202344 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 152: Everything You Need to Know About Endo – Endometriosis and Infertility

Living with endometriosis can be a literal pain. It can also make it more difficult to see a positive pregnancy test. Thankfully, the Fertility Docs are here to empower you with information. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about what doctors think might cause endometriosis and how it can affect fertility. They’re also discussing how fertility treatments can help patients with endometriosis conceive. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
1/17/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 151: “Making Small Changes” – New Year’s Resolutions for Fertility

It’s the time of year when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. For those who are trying to conceive, those resolutions are often about health and fertility. If you’re one of these people, this episode is for you. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the most common questions patients ask about fertility resolutions and how to make lifestyle changes now to have a baby next year. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
1/10/202335 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 150: Improving Self-Diagnostics With Dr. Amy Beckley, CEO of Proov

The overwhelming world of infertility comes with a lot of data. From ovulation windows to progesterone levels, understanding what's going on with your body can determine how successful the outcome is. So why is it so difficult to get the data that we need? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they chat with Dr. Amy Beckley, creator of Proov at-home fertility screening kits. She shares how her own journey with recurrent pregnancy loss led to her creating products that hone-in on the essential data needed to overcome infertility. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Bonus for our listeners: Get 25% off all products at Proov using code "DOCS" at checkout. Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
1/3/202334 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 149: Age and Infertility – Answering Listener Questions about Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Most women know that eggs begin to dwindle after age 34, but to what extent? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer listener questions about diminished ovarian reserve. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
12/27/202228 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 148: “Before You See a Fertility Doc” – Fertility Treatments With OB/GYNs

Wondering if you should see an OB/GYN or a fertility doctor when you need help conceiving? The Fertility Docs are here to provide the information you need to make this important decision. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything from what types of fertility treatments OB/GYNs can provide to when you should immediately partner with a fertility specialist. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
12/20/202238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 147: “The Dreaded OHSS” – All About Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

No IVF patient wants to experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). However, not everyone knows what this syndrome is. The Fertility Docs are shedding some light on this topic. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss OHSS. They’re discussing how they work to prevent OHSS in their patients and how they help patients who are experiencing this rare IVF complication. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
12/13/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 146: “Fixing a Broken System” – All About Progyny For Fertility Coverage

Many people think fertility treatment is outside of their budget. The Fertility Docs and Progyny want to change this and make fertility care more affordable. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with Amanda Lesesne from Progyny. Together, they discuss how Progyny’s fertility benefits are helping hopeful parents start and grow their families. Amanda also shares her family-building journey. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
12/6/202239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 145: “An Insurance Policy” – All About Proactive Egg Freezing

More women than ever before are choosing to freeze their eggs to take control of their fertility. However, many people still have questions about this method of fertility preservation. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know about egg freezing before pursuing it. Have questions about egg freezing or infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
11/29/202235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 144: “It Takes Three” – Gestational Surrogacy Considerations

Parents sometimes need a surrogate to carry their baby so that they can start or grow their family. However, people often have a lot of questions about this family-building option. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the basics of gestational surrogacy. You’ll learn about how gestational surrogacy differs from traditional surrogacy and what to consider before you pursue this option. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
11/22/202233 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 143: “Can I Still Have A Baby?” – Questions About Multiple Miscarriages

Whether it’s called recurrent pregnancy loss, RPL or multiple miscarriages, losing two or more pregnancies can be heartbreaking. It can also raise many questions. The Fertility Docs are answering some of them in this episode. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer listener questions about recurrent pregnancy loss. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
11/15/202234 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 142: Breaking a Sweat – How Exercise Affects Fertility and Pregnancy

We all know exercise is good for our bodies. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing when you’re TTC and eventually carrying a baby. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain what you should know about exercise when you’re trying for a baby and when you have a bun in the oven. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
11/8/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 141: When a Pregnancy Ends – From Heartbreak to Hope

Few things in life are more heartbreaking than having a miscarriage. However, even after having multiple miscarriages, parenthood is often still possible. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything from the terminology and the causes of pregnancy loss to the likelihood of conceiving after one or more miscarriages.  Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
11/1/202246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 140: “Low-Quality Swimmers” – Discussing Male Factor Infertility

Having a good sperm count isn’t always enough to make pregnancy possible. A man also needs normal sperm morphology (shape) and motility (movement). So what happens when a man has low-quality swimmers? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about issues with sperm morphology and motility and how they work around them. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
10/28/202231 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 139: No Need to Stress – What You DON’T Need to Worry About

Fertility treatments can be stressful, but there are some things you don’t have to worry about. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about what patients don’t need to stress about on the path to parenthood. As a bonus for this episode, you’ll learn what you can expect from an IVF transfer cycle. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
10/18/202229 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 138: “We Need to Know Some Things” - What You Should Tell Your Fertility Doc

There’s a lot to think about when you are planning to have a baby. To have a healthy and successful pregnancy, you’ll want to share certain information with your fertility doctor before you get started with treatment. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to tell your doc before starting fertility treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
10/11/202227 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 137: “What’s the Next Step?” – When a Treatment Doesn’t Work

When a fertility treatment doesn’t result in a positive pregnancy test, you’re probably wondering what you should do next. For this episode, the Fertility Docs answer listener questions about what to do when IUI or IVF isn’t successful. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss ways to improve the success of fertility treatment cycles. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today’s episode is brought to you by Cicero Diagnostics and Fertility Pharmacy of America
10/4/202238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 136: What You Want to Know About PCOS – Answering Listener PCOS Questions

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects anywhere from 6% to 12% of U.S. women, so it makes sense that our listeners have a lot of questions about this condition. This episode is dedicated to answering all these PCOS questions from listeners. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about everything from polyps in PCOS patients to how other diagnoses affect polycystic ovary syndrome. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/27/202233 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 135: An LGBTQ+ Content Creator’s Fertility Journey – Talking to Melissa Connelly

Do you have questions about LGBTQ+ family building? It can be helpful to hear from the experts. In this case, the experts are the Fertility Docs and a patient who went through this family-building process with her wife. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with Melissa Connelly, an LGBTQ+ content creator. Melissa explains how she became a content creator and provides a look at her family-building journey. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/20/202238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 134: All About Sperm Donors – Talking With Dr. Jaime Shamonki

Considering using a sperm donor for your fertility journey? The Fertility Docs and a special guest are here to provide some guidance. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Jaime Shamonki of California Cryobank. They’re discussing everything from how sperm banks pick donors to why sperm donors donate. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/13/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 133: Get to Know Your Body – Female Anatomy 101

There are a lot of myths and misinformation about the female body, so the Fertility Docs are here to fight back with facts. This episode is all about female anatomy from external to internal. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they take us on a quick tour of a woman’s body. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/6/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 132: Helping Patients With a History of Abuse – Advice from Melissa Webb

1 out of 4 women has experienced sexual abuse, and this type of trauma can make fertility care more stressful. Thankfully, there are ways to make the treatment process easier. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Melissa Webb LCSW of Red Rock Psychological Health. They’re discussing ways patients and doctors can make this process easier. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/30/202236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 131: Eggs and Embryos in IVF – Busting Myths and Sharing Facts

From ovarian stimulation to fertilization in the lab, a lot happens during an IVF cycle. As a result, you’re not alone if you have questions about what happens to eggs and embryos during in vitro fertilization. The Fertility Docs are here to shed some light on this topic. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about eggs and embryos in the world of IVF. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/23/202238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 130: Waiting in Hope – The Culture and Fertility Series

Someone’s culture and faith can play a big role in how they approach fertility care. As part of the Fertility Doc’s Culture and Fertility series, we’re talking to a special guest about infertility in the Christian community. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Kelley Ramsey of Waiting in Hope. They’re talking about Kelley’s infertility journey, what her organization does and how to handle the emotional side of infertility. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/16/202239 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 129: Getting the Answers You Need – Listeners Share Their Questions

The Fertility Docs are back at it again! During this episode, they’re answering questions from listeners like you. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer our listeners’ burning questions. Some of the topics the Fertility Docs are covering include varicoceles, mosaic embryos and conceiving after surgery for fibroids. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/9/202232 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 128: Infertility in the Muslim Community – The Culture and Fertility Series

Infertility doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all backgrounds. Because different groups of people view and deal with infertility in unique ways, the Fertility Docs have decided to do a Culture and Fertility Series to explore these differences. This episode focuses on infertility among members of the Muslim community.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss this topic with Dr. Marcia Inhorn, a professor and the chair of the Council on Middle Eastern Studies at Yale University. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Purchase Dr. Marcia Inhorn's books that were mentioned in today's episode: America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins, Stanford University Press, 2021Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai, Duke University Press, 2015,  The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East, Princeton University Press, 2012,  Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives, Berghahn Books, 2012Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt, Routledge, 2003
8/2/202245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 127: The Right Start For Your Baby – Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

“Should I take this supplement?” If you’ve been asking yourself this question while you’re trying to get pregnant, this is the episode for you. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to their special guest Dr. Mark Ratner of Theralogix about prenatal vitamins. They discuss everything from which supplements to consider if you’re TTC to how to pick the best ones to help you welcome a healthy baby. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/26/202230 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 126: Culture and Fertility Series - A Talk With Elana Frank, Founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation

How does a person's culture impact their pursuit of fertility treatment? That's the question the docs are asking as part of their new "Culture and Fertility" series. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Elena Frank, the CEO and founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF). They’ll discuss everything from Elena’s infertility story to how it inspired her to start JFF. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/19/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 125: “What Does It Mean for Fertility Care?” – Roe v. Wade Reversal

Are you thinking about starting your fertility treatment journey or are you in the middle of IVF? If so, you probably have questions about how the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade will affect fertility treatments like IVF. The Fertility Docs are here to share what we know now. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk with Dr. Kaylen Silverberg of Texas Fertility Center. They’re discussing everything from the history of abortion in the United States to what these fertility experts think is going to happen next. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/12/202234 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 124: Inositols and Fertility – Everything You Need to Know

Have you heard of inositols, but aren’t quite sure what they are? You’re not the only one, so the Fertility Docs are here to help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Mark Ratner, the chief science officer at Theralogix about inositols. They’ll provide more information about inositols, including why they’re relevant to infertility causes like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/5/202235 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 123: “Is It Time to Move On?” – When You Shouldn’t Use Your own Eggs

Most people want to conceive using their own eggs, but it just isn’t possible sometimes. How do you know when this is true for you? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide the answer. They’ll discuss when they recommend that a patient move to donor eggs. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/28/202228 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 122: “We’ve Got Some Questions Today” – Answering Questions from Listeners

The Fertility Docs are always here to share great information about infertility (and how to overcome it to have a baby). This often involves answering questions from listeners like you.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide answers to listener questions. You’ll learn about everything from the link between stress and infertility to cutting-edge artificial insemination techniques. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/21/202231 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 121: Embryos Need a Soft Place to Land – The Problem With a Thin Endometrium

You might not give much thought to your uterine lining (endometrium), but having a healthy lining is necessary to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss why a thin endometrium is a problem. The Fertility Docs will also talk about what can cause this issue and how to treat it. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/14/202228 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 120: Bringing AI Into IVF – Using Artificial Intelligence in the Lab

Technology in the IVF lab is always advancing to help more patients become parents. One of the latest advances is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help embryologists select the best embryo for transfer as well as learn more about sperm and egg quality. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with Matthew “Tex” VerMilyea PhD, Ovation® Fertility vice president of scientific advancement. He’ll discuss how AI can help in the lab and why it’s such a big deal. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/7/202231 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 119: The Recipe for Making a Baby – How Fertility Herbs Can Help

When you keep seeing negative pregnancy tests, you start to wonder if you can do anything else to make parenthood possible. In some cases, fertility herbs may be able to help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Lisa Grant OMD, founder of Fertility Reset Online, about fertility herbs. She discusses how these herbs work, how practitioners use them with acupuncture and why you should always talk to a professional before taking them. Interested in learning more about acupuncture? Get 20% off the Fertility Reset Online program by visiting drlisagrant.com/fertilitydocsuncensored. Use code FERTILITYDOCS at checkout.Today's episode is brought to you by California Cryobank.
5/31/202235 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 118: Staying Connected During Fertility Treatment – Thoughts from a Couples Therapist

Infertility doesn’t just affect your physical body. It also affects your mind and your relationships, which is why it can be helpful to meet with a couples and sex therapist. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to a renowned couples and sex therapist, Marissa Nelson of IntimacyMoons™. Learn how Marissa helps couples on their infertility journey and what you can do to stay connected with your partner. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Theralogix and California Cryobank.
5/24/202238 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 117: Ask and You Shall Receive – Answering More Listener Questions

Everyone’s fertility journey is unique, so our listeners have different questions about everything from their diagnosis to their treatment options. The Fertility Docs are here to answer them! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything from semen analysis and sperm health to conceiving with scar tissue after a C-section. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and California Cryobank.
5/17/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 116: “What Happens to the Eggs?” – A Look Inside the IVF Lab

Wondering what happens to your precious eggs after your egg retrieval procedure for IVF? The Fertility Docs and a special guest provide an inside look at the next steps in the IVF lab. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk with Dr. Aldo Esterhuizen, the lab director at Ovation® Fertility Nashville. Listen and learn about the next steps in the lab. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by California Cryobank and Theralogix.
5/10/202237 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 115: “How Do You Decide?” – Growing a Family with Donor Eggs

Sometimes, roadblocks on the journey to parenthood can leave hopeful parents with a big decision: adoption or egg donation. This episode’s guest shares her family-building journey, which involved both of these paths to parenthood. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Heidi Hayes, the chief executive officer of Donor Egg Bank. Listen as Heidi shares her story to build her family using donor eggs and adoption. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and Theralogix.
5/3/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 114: “When Is It Time to Move On?” – Moving to IVF

If you haven’t been able to conceive using IUI, you might be wondering when you should consider IVF. The Fertility Docs have the answer. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Dr. Kate O’Leary from Midwest Fertility Specialists about when to move to IVF. Listen as they discuss what you’ll want to consider to help make this decision. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Theralogix and California Cryobank. 
4/26/202227 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 113: East Meets West – Acupuncture for Infertility

When you keep seeing one negative pregnancy test after another, you’re willing to do everything possible to have a baby. However, should acupuncture be one of those things? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Lisa Grant OMD, founder of Fertility Reset Online, about acupuncture for infertility. Listen to learn how acupuncture can work with your fertility treatment. You’ll also find out how your tongue and your pulses (yes, there is more than one) play a role in acupuncture. Interested in learning more about acupuncture? Get 20% off the Fertility Reset Online program by visiting drlisagrant.com/fertilitydocsuncensored. Use code FERTILITYDOCS at checkout. Today's episode is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and California Cryobank.
4/19/202239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 112: Putting Embryos to the Test – The ABCs of PGT-A

Wondering if you can do something to boost your likelihood of having a healthy baby using IVF? One genetic test (with a long name) can help make it happen. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about what you need to know about preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A). Learn about everything from how PGT-A works to when the Fertility Docs recommend it to their patients. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and Theralogix.
4/12/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 111: Taking the First Steps – From Fertility Testing to Financing

If you’re dreaming of having a baby but it hasn’t happened yet, it may be time to start thinking about getting started with fertility care. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with special guest John Whitney, fertility care advocate and director of Ovation® Fertility Storage Solutions. Listen to this episode to learn about the first steps you should take on your fertility care journey. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Theralogix and California Cryobank.
4/5/202231 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 110: “I’ve Got a Question” – Answering More Listener Questions

The questions from listeners like you keep coming, and the Fertility Docs are happy to keep answering them. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer the questions that are on our listeners’ minds. They’re talking about everything from conceiving with chronic endometritis to when to start fertility treatments after trying to get pregnant on your own. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and California Cryobank.
3/29/202230 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 109: When The Body Doesn’t Cooperate – Reasons to Cancel an IVF Cycle

Panicking over having your IVF cycle canceled? Get some information and peace of mind from the Fertility Docs. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain why your doctor might need to cancel your IVF cycle and why a “cancellation” is typically more of a “delay” when it comes to IVF. They’ll also offer tips to help you stay hopeful and in a good headspace. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and Theralogix.
3/22/202225 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 108: Keeping Family-Building Dreams Safe – All About Fertility Storage

What happens when you want to store your eggs, sperm or embryos? Long-term storage comes into play! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest John Whitney, director of Ovation® Fertility Storage Solutions. He’s discussing the ins and outs of storing frozen eggs, sperm and embryos as well as the special situations that can come up. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's episode is brought to you by Theralogix and California Cryobank.
3/15/202235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 107: Stimulating Those Eggs – The Different Ovarian Stimulation Meds

Today's podcast is brought to you by Theralogix and California Cryobank. If you’re getting ready to start ovarian stimulation for IVF, you’re probably wondering what to expect. The Fertility Docs are here to shed some light on the meds to stimulate those ovaries. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know before you get started with ovarian stimulation. You’ll learn everything from the different types of meds to why you shouldn’t compare yourself to your friends who have done IVF. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/8/202228 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 106: “Where Do You Start?” – Initial Fertility Evaluations

You’ve been seeing those negative pregnancy tests, and you want to know what’s going on. It’s time for some fertility testing to get the full picture. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they go back to basics to discuss the initial fertility evaluations they generally perform. From female assessments to view the fallopian tubes and measure egg supply, to male tests like semen analysis, get ready to learn about the basic fertility tests. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility and Theralogix.
3/1/202235 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 105: “It’s a Big Topic in Fertility” – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

One miscarriage is one too many, but some women will have multiple miscarriages on their journey to bring home a healthy baby. But there is hope. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). They’ll talk about everything from what can cause multiple miscarriages to the treatments they use to help their patients become parents. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.
2/22/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 104: IVF for Miscarriages - Answering More Listener Questions

You keep asking amazing fertility questions, and the Fertility Docs are happy to keep answering them. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer the latest round of listener questions. They’re discussing everything from how IVF can help when a patient has had miscarriages to how the right information can help you feel confident in your fertility treatment decisions. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.
2/15/202236 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 103: This One’s for the Cysters – Diagnosing and Treating PCOS

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.Irregular periods, acne, hair growth, weight issues and even infertility. These are just some of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Luckily, there are treatments that can help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about PCOS. They’re discussing what conditions they want to rule out before making a PCOS diagnosis and what the treatment options are for women with this condition. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
2/8/202229 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 102: “It’s a Question Episode” – Answering Listener Questions

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.The questions keep coming from listeners like you, and so do the answers from the Fertility Docs. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide answers to questions from some of their loyal listeners. Listen to learn about everything from when to move to IVF after going through ovulation induction and IUI to the options for conceiving in the face of tubal fertility issues. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
2/1/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 101: “A Hot Topic in January … and All Year” – All About Weight Loss

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.Weight loss is the most popular New Year’s resolution, and it remains a common goal for both men and women throughout the rest of the year. This is especially true for those who are trying to conceive. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to a special guest. Florencia Halperin MD is the chief medical officer at Form Health, a company that focuses on personalized weight loss, and she’ll discuss this popular topic with our Fertility Docs. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/25/202245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 100: “What’s Out There On the Horizon?” – New Fertility Developments

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.The world of reproductive medicine has advanced in ways that both doctors and patients could never have imagined even 10 years ago. But where is it headed now? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss this topic with Daniel Madero who is the director of third party services at Ovation® Fertility. Listen as they discuss everything from artificial intelligence in the IVF lab to when the experts think new developments are ready to roll out to patients. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/18/202243 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 99: “What Should People Look For?” – Exploring Fertility Supplements

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.You can find a lot of information about fertility vitamins and supplements by asking Dr. Google. However, it can be hard to know if what you’re finding is accurate. Luckily, the Fertility Docs can help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about this topic with special guest, Mark Ratner MD. Listen as Mark, the chief science officer of Theralogix, LLC, shares his knowledge about vitamins like CoQ10 and their effect on reproductive health. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/11/202245 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 98: “A Pregnancy That’s Not Where It Should Be” – Life After Ectopic Pregnancy

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.Most of the time, an embryo implants in the uterus, which is exactly where it should be. However, a pregnancy can sometimes occur in a place it shouldn’t be, such as in a fallopian tube. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss ectopic pregnancy. You’ll learn about what can cause an ectopic pregnancy, how doctors treat it and what it means for future pregnancy attempts. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/4/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 97: “Cells That Have Gone Rogue” – All About Adenomyosis

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.You’ve probably heard of endometriosis, but have you heard of adenomyosis? You’re not alone if you haven’t. Many people don’t even know this condition exists. Thankfully, the Fertility Docs are raising awareness. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know about adenomyosis. You’ll learn about everything from what this condition is to how doctors diagnose and treat these displaced cells in the uterus. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/29/202128 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 96: A Question Episode – Answering More Patient Questions

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services.The Fertility Docs love receiving your questions. In fact, they even dedicate entire episodes (like this one) to answering them.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer questions that range from “What is a healthy number of follicles before retrieval?” to “Will I go through menopause earlier if my doctor retrieves a large number of eggs?”. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
12/21/202125 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 95: “Dealing With Inappropriate Questions” – Infertility During the Holidays

Today's podcast is brought to you by Ovation Fertility, a leader in the field of IVF lab services. January is one of the busiest months for fertility clinics. It’s probably because so many people have faced questions about baby plans during the holidays. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with these queries. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they share tips for avoiding questions about your fertility during the holidays as well as whether it makes sense to start fertility treatment during this time of year. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/14/202124 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 94: Promoting Peace of Mind – IVF Labs and Chain of Custody

Every now and then, there’s a story in the news about patients who learned they were the victims of a lab error after giving birth to someone else’s baby. How do IVF labs work to ensure this doesn’t happen? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about the chain of custody and how it protects patients from mix-ups in the IVF lab. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/7/202126 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 93: Tracking the Little Changes – The Power of Wearables

In the world of medicine, there’s still a lot we don’t know. But researchers (and wearable devices) can help us find answers. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Michael Snyder, the chair of the Department of Genetics and the director of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford. Learn about his research and how wearables play a role. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/30/202129 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 92: Inquiring Minds Want to Know – Answering More Viewer Questions

We know you have lots of questions about fertility and family building, and the Fertility Docs have the answers. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide information about everything from the benefits of progesterone supplementation for recurrent pregnancy loss to how to deal with abnormal sperm morphology. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
11/23/202132 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 91: “Yin and Yang” – All About Reproductive Hormones

You’re not alone if you have questions about your reproductive hormones and how fertility medications affect your hormones and body. That’s why Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center are discussing the different roles of reproductive hormones. You’ll also learn how taking fertility medications with hormones affects your body during an IVF cycle. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/16/202135 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 90: “I Really Want to Help Someone Else Get Pregnant” – Embryo Adoption

Did you know that adoption can occur before conception? It’s true, thanks to a form of third party reproduction called embryo adoption. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the family-building option of embryo adoption. They explain everything from how the process works to how to find donor embryos. You’ll also learn why someone might offer their embryos for adoption. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/10/202124 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 89: What’s Egg Freezing Like? – One Fertility Doctor’s Experience

Egg freezing is more popular than ever before, even among fertility doctors. oin Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Eblen’s colleague, Dr. Meghan (“Meggie”) Smith, about her personal experience with freezing her eggs. Learn why Dr. Smith decided to freeze her eggs for the future and what the process was like for her. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/2/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 88: The Answers You Need – Our Docs Answer Your Questions

Got questions about reproductive medicine? The Fertility Docs are here to answer your queries about fertility and family building. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything from the effectiveness of varicocele treatment for men to how to select a fertility doctor to combat chromosomal issues. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
10/26/202130 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 87: Preserving the Dream of Motherhood – Fertility Treatment and Breast Cancer

Treatments for breast cancer can harm fertility, but the world of reproductive medicine offers options that can help women become mothers. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the two types of breast cancer patients they see: women who have been newly diagnosed and patients who have had breast cancer and now want to have a baby. Learn how the Fertility Docs approach fertility treatment in both of these situations. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/19/202132 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 86: Looking at the Uterine Lining – Discussing Endometrial Receptivity

Some things in reproductive medicine aren’t black and white, and endometrial receptivity is one of them. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what we do (and don’t) know about endometrial receptivity. Get ready to learn about the different types of testing to assess the uterus and uterine lining and why we still don’t know everything about endometrial receptivity. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/12/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 85: Can You Conceive With a Heart-Shaped Uterus?

The Fertility Docs want to make sure that they stay on top of answering questions from people like you, so get ready for another episode that focuses on queries from listeners. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer questions that range from whether you can conceive with a heart-shaped uterus to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
10/5/202134 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 84: Getting An Inside Look – Exploring Fertility Imaging

When you’re a fertility patient, your doctor will likely perform some testing to figure out what’s causing your fertility struggles. For many women, this testing will involve some form of fertility imaging. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss imaging options, including hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and transvaginal ultrasounds. You’ll learn how these tests work and what they can tell you and your fertility doctor. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/28/202136 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 83: What You Want to Know – Answering More Listener Questions

You’ve been asking your fertility questions, and the Fertility Docs are here to provide some answers on everything from how to advocate for yourself during a fertility appointment to what they think about ovarian rejuvenation. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer another round of questions from our listeners. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
9/21/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 82: COVID-19 Update – Thoughts From Fertility Docs

It’s been six months since the last COVID-19 update from the Fertility Docs, so what’s the latest? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss COVID and pregnancy with special guest Dr. Shannon Ho, a physician from Columbus, OH who specializes in high-risk pregnancies. Listen as Dr. Ho describes her experience in practice and why all these physicians recommend the COVID vaccine to women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/14/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 81: “Moving from REI to OBGYN” – The Next Step for IVF Pregnancies

So, you’re pregnant after an IVF cycle, and now you’re ready to move from your fertility doctor to your OBGYN. What happens next? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer this question with special guest Dr. Shannon Ho, a physician from Columbus, OH who specializes in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Listen as they explain what to expect once your IVF pregnancy reaches eight to 10 weeks of gestation and the role that an expert in high-risk pregnancy care can play. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/7/202137 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 80: “Answering Your Questions” – Fertility Questions From Listeners

Wondering if you should submit a question to The Fertility Docs? The answer is yes! Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center love answering questions from our listeners. For this episode, the doctors are providing answers to queries that came from people like you. Listen as they discuss everything from the risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy to when a patient should move from their REI to their OB/GYN. Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to submit your own question about infertility. 
8/31/202133 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 79: “Intrauterine Insemination 101” – The Details of IUI

Artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination and IUI. These terms all refer to the same thing: a common fertility treatment that helps many hopeful parents conceive. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they cover the basics you need to know about intrauterine insemination. The Fertility Docs explain everything from why someone might pursue IUI to how the treatment works. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/24/202132 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 78: “I Want a Baby of a Certain Gender” – Explaining Family Balancing

Hoping to have a baby of a specific gender? There’s an option known as family balancing, or gender selection, that can help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss IVF for family balancing. Listen as they explain why someone might pursue this option and how it works. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/17/202128 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 77: “But I Had a Baby Before” – All About Secondary Infertility

It’s possible to get pregnant easily and welcome a baby, but then struggle when you try to have a second (or a third) child. This is called secondary infertility. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the different causes of secondary infertility and the treatment options that they use to help their patients grow their families. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/10/202129 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 76: “The Testing We’re Not Going to Do” – All About Obsolete Testing

Things live on the internet forever. This includes obsolete types of fertility testing like the postcoital test, the Clomid challenge test and ovarian antibody testing. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the different types of obsolete fertility tests and explain why they no longer use them. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/3/202133 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 75: “Shared Maternity” – Exploring Reciprocal IVF

Did you know that both women in a same-sex relationship can play a role in bringing a child into the world? It’s true, and a treatment called reciprocal IVF, or shared maternity, makes it possible. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Kristin Van Heertum. Listen as Dr. Van Heertum explains how reciprocal IVF works and how she helps women decide who should provide the eggs and who should carry the pregnancy. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/27/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 74: Two Dads and a Baby – Family-Building for Same-Sex Male Couples

Same-sex male couples have more options than just adoption. In fact, egg donation and gestational surrogacy can make biological parenthood possible for hopeful fathers. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the different steps of family-building for same-sex male couples. They’ll review everything from sperm collection to embryo transfer. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/20/202135 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 73: All About OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

If you’re taking fertility medications, you may have questions about ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, also known as OHSS. Thankfully, the Fertility Docs have the answers you need. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, or OHSS. Listen as they discuss everything from what causes this condition to who is more likely to experience it. You’ll also learn how these docs prevent OHSS in their practices. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/13/202125 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 72: “I’m Not in the Mood” – Low Libido in the Childbearing Years

Low libido isn’t just a problem for women during menopause. It can happen at any age. Thankfully, the right diagnosis and treatment can help you get in the mood again. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview a special guest, Brooke Faught of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health. This expert and the Fertility Docs discuss everything from treatments for low libido in women to how often most people are having sex. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/6/202132 minutes
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Ep 71: Helping Two Moms Conceive – Family-Building for Same-Sex Female Couples

Advances in reproductive medicine have given same-sex female couples lots of family-building options, including donor sperm IUI and reciprocal IVF. The Fertility Docs are here to explain them all.  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the first visit with a fertility doctor, options for selecting a sperm donor and how they create the best fertility treatment plan for each couple. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/29/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 70: “Answering All Your Questions” – Listener Questions and Doc Answers

The Fertility Docs get a lot of questions from our listeners. This episode is dedicated to answering some of these queries. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer questions that range from, “Why would a doctor put a fertility patient on birth control pills,” to “Does it matter if you shave before an exam?” Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/22/202130 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 69: “Improving The Odds” – All About IUI

Artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination, IUI. Did you know that all these terms refer to the same fertility treatment? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss this family-building option. They’ll explain how IUI works, who can benefit from it and the odds of conceiving when using this treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/15/202136 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 68: “There Are Two Different Paths” – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Treatment

Premature ovarian insufficiency can interfere with health and fertility, but thankfully, there are treatments that can help with both concerns. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the two different treatment paths for premature ovarian insufficiency. Listen as the Fertility Docs explain the treatment options for patients who want to conceive as well as those who don’t. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/8/202136 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 67: “Family Secrets Aren’t Good” – Disclosures in Third Party Reproduction

Starting or growing your family with help from donor eggs, sperm or embryos is a beautiful thing, but it also raises special questions about disclosure. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss how and when to tell a child that third party reproduction helped bring them into the world. They also explain what it means to be an “anonymous” donor in the age of at-home genetic testing. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/1/202130 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 66: “It’s Not the End of the Line” – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Did you know that some women go through menopause early (premature ovarian insufficiency)? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what can cause early menopause, how they make this diagnosis and the options for women who still want to welcome a baby. As a bonus, the Fertility Docs also explain the data about the COVID vaccine and fertility. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/25/202137 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 65: Nicotine, Alcohol and Fertility – What We Know and What We Don’t

Did you know that alcohol and nicotine can have a negative effect on fertility in both women and men? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss how nicotine and alcohol affect fertility and pregnancy. Learn what the experts know about the risks of using these substances and the benefits of giving them up. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/18/202140 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 64: Support for Fertility Patients – All About Fertility Treatment Grants

It’s no secret that fertility care can be expensive. Thankfully, many organizations are working hard to make it more affordable for fertility patients. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Carol Silverberg, the founder of the Fertility Foundation of Texas. Together, they discuss everything from what inspired Carol to start the foundation to how to find a grant for fertility treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/11/202128 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 63: What Happens to Extra Embryos? – Options for Embryo Disposition

Ever wonder what happens when an IVF cycle produces more embryos than a couple needs to build their family? The Fertility Docs have the answer. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss all the options for embryo disposition, including embryo adoption, research and indefinite storage. They’ll also discuss the legal considerations involved in embryo disposition. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/4/202130 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 62: “It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like” – Pregnancy of Unknown Location

When you conceive, the embryo should implant in the uterus. However, sometimes a doctor knows a woman is pregnant, but they don’t know where the pregnancy is. This is called a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain everything you need to know about pregnancy of unknown location. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/27/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 61: “Testing All the Little Genes” – Advantages of Genetic Testing

Did you know that a simple blood test can find things that are hiding in your family tree? It’s true, thanks to genetic testing. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide a basic biology lesson and discuss the benefits of genetic testing. The Fertility Docs will also discuss the difference between preconception genetic screening for parents and preimplantation genetic testing for embryos. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/20/202138 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 60: “I Changed My Mind” – All About Tubal Reversal

Many women get their “tubes tied” (also known as tubal ligation) as a form of permanent birth control. However, family-building plans can change. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer a popular question: “I got my tubes tied. Can you reverse it?” Listen as the Fertility Docs discuss how tubal reversal surgery works and what factors determine whether it’s successful.  Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/13/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 59: “Contracting and Relaxing” – Finding Relief From Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can be a nightmare, and many women are too embarrassed to talk about it. However, nothing is off limits for the Fertility Docs. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk about pelvic pain with a special guest, Katie Schweitzer, PT, DPT, OCS, from Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Listen as the Fertility Docs and this Texas physical therapist discuss what can cause pelvic pain and how physical therapy can help treat it. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
4/7/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP 58: Behind the Scenes – Inside the Egg Retrieval

Want a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during your egg retrieval for IVF or egg freezing?  Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what happens before, during and after an egg retrieval procedure. The Fertility Docs will also explain all the “egg retrieval lingo” and discuss how the process can vary from clinic to clinic. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/30/202146 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 57: “Hiding in the Family Tree” – The Importance of Carrier Screening

In the past, doctors would only screen people of certain ethnicities for specific inheritable illnesses. However, at-home DNA testing has shown us that “we’re all mutts.” That’s why it’s important for everyone to get comprehensive carrier screening. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss how carrier screening can find illnesses that “can hide in the family tree.” Learn what this type of testing involves and what it means if testing reveals you’re a carrier of a certain illness. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/23/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 56: All About Tubal Infertility – Addressing Blocked Fallopian Tubes

This is the episode for you if you have questions about tubal infertility and how tools like hysterosalpingogram (HSG) can help diagnose a fallopian tube blockage. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they provide an overview of how the fallopian tubes work. The Fertility Docs also explain how they check for fallopian tube blockages and what they do when they find them. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/16/202137 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 55: Conceiving at 45 and Beyond – Help from Donor Eggs and Embryos

Wondering about your options for conceiving at age 45 and beyond? Despite what the media may lead you to believe, most women in their mid-40s (even celebrities) need to rely on donor eggs or donor embryos to welcome a baby. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the mechanics of ovarian aging and the options to help women conceive later in life. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/9/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 54: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – All About Ovarian Cysts

Did you know that not all ovarian cysts are bad? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about ovarian cysts. The Fertility Docs are discussing all the different types of cysts, from follicular to hemorrhagic. They’re also covering the topic of when a cyst needs treatment (and when it doesn’t). Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
3/2/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 53: Maintaining Relationships During Infertility – Insights from a Psychologist

It’s no secret that infertility can cause a lot of stress. To cope, many people are tempted to withdraw from others. However, support from loved ones is especially important during this time. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they chat with Dr. Poonam Sharma, a psychologist who specializes in counseling fertility patients. Listen as they discuss how you can stay connected to your partner, friends and family during infertility. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
2/23/202137 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 52: Another Perspective – When to Get a Second Opinion

For this episode, our Fertility Docs are tackling a big question in fertility care. When should you seek a second opinion on your journey to conceive? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss when they think it’s helpful to seek a second opinion. Our Fertility Docs also explain when you should move from your OBGYN to a fertility specialist. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
2/16/202131 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 51: Better Together – All About Ovation® Fertility

Did you know that the Fertility Docs are part of a national network of IVF laboratories called Ovation Fertility? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest Nate Snyder, Ovation CEO. Listen as the Fertility Docs talk to him about the power of collaboration and how Ovation labs are using the latest innovations and best practices to produce the highest quality IVF embryos. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
2/9/202130 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 50: “Putting It on Hold” – Why an IVF Cycle Might Be Cancelled

When you’re going through in vitro fertilization (IVF), few things are more exciting than your egg retrieval procedure and your embryo transfer. However, sometimes it’s necessary to cancel an IVF cycle and try again a little later. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss all the reasons why they might suggest cancelling an egg retrieval or an embryo transfer. They’re covering everything from medical and medication issues to financial and social reasons. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
2/2/202125 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 49: “This Patient Is Going to Have a Baby” – What Makes a Fertility Patient Successful?

Have you ever wondered why one fertility patient is able to bring home a baby, while another continues to struggle with infertility? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the factors that increase a fertility patient’s likelihood of welcoming a baby. As a bonus, the Fertility Docs discuss their personal experiences with getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/26/202128 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 48: “You Are Not Broken” – Amanda Klein’s Story

Every infertility story is different, and today we’re sharing the story of Amanda Klein, Dr. Bedient’s patient and Mrs. Nevada 2020. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview this amazing woman. Amanda discusses how she welcomed a baby after multiple miscarriages. She also explains how pageantry helped her during her fertility struggles and how she uses her platform as Mrs. Nevada to raise awareness about infertility through Nevada Fertility Advocates and RESOLVE. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/19/202131 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 47: Fertility Patients and the COVID Vaccine – ASRM Taskforce Recommendations

Do you have questions about whether you should get the COVID vaccine as a fertility patient or a pregnant woman? The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has issued some vaccine recommendations, and the Fertility Docs are breaking them down. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain what ASRM is recommending right now for fertility patients, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/13/202130 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 46: A Deeper Look at Sperm Health – Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing

Did you know there’s a new test that can provide more information about male fertility? It’s called sperm DNA fragmentation, and the Fertility Docs are here to break down the basics of it. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview a special guest, Dr. John Case of Urology San Antonio. Listen as he discusses what sperm DNA fragmentation is, how doctors test for it and how fertility specialists can help patients with higher levels of fragmentation. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
1/5/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 45: “You’re Not Alone” – A Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Story

Premature ovarian insufficiency doesn’t always mean you’ll need to use donor eggs, and we have a patient story that proves it. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview one of Dr. Eblen’s former patients. Listen as she discusses her 15-year fertility journey, which started when Dr. Eblen diagnosed her with premature ovarian failure at 16 and ended when Dr. Eblen helped her welcome a baby. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/29/202031 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 44: “Expedited but Not Rushed” – All About the COVID Vaccine

The COVID vaccine. It’s all anyone can talk about right now, and if you’re like most people, you probably have questions about it. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Dorothy “Dottie” Overman, a family medicine specialist in New Braunfels, Texas, about this newly approved vaccine. Learn how the COVID vaccine works and whether it’s safe for pregnant women to receive it. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/22/202034 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 43: “Too Much of a Good Thing” – Excessive Exercise and Fertility

Exercise is one of the keys to health and wellness. But did you know that too much of it can actually make it more difficult to conceive? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center  as they discuss how excessive exercise can lead to fertility struggles and what steps you can take to improve your chances of conceiving. They also answer the important question, “How do you know if the intensity of your workout routine is affecting your fertility?” Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/15/202033 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 42: “1 in 100 Guys” – All About Anonymous Sperm Donation

What do single women, lesbian couples and couples with severe male infertility have in common? They can all rely on anonymous sperm donors to make parenthood possible. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know about anonymous sperm donation. They’re covering everything from the requirements for anonymous sperm donors to how to tell your kids that they were conceived through sperm donation. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/8/202029 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 41: The Legal Side of Surrogacy – Considerations in 2020

Thinking of welcoming a baby using gestational surrogacy? 2020 has been a year unlike any other, which means there are new surrogacy considerations to think about. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest, Sharna Cáceres, an attorney who focuses on surrogacy and reproductive rights. Together, they discuss what you need to think about when pursuing surrogacy during the COVID pandemic, including where you should pursue surrogacy and whether you need an attorney to help you. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
12/1/202041 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 40: “Stay Away from Dr. Google” – Where to Find Solid Fertility Info

Have you ever needlessly panicked after Googling a medical (or fertility) topic? If so, you know about the dangers of looking for medical information in the wrong places. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss their favorite resources for fertility patients, including the websites for ASRM and ACOG. They’ll also discuss where you should avoid looking when you want to learn more about infertility. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/26/202025 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 39: “It’s a Sneaky Little Hormone” – Understanding Prolactin

There are so many different reproductive hormones that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Today, the Fertility Docs are talking about prolactin. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what you need to know about this “sensitive” and “sneaky” hormone. Learn what factors can affect your prolactin level, what elevated prolactin means and how the Docs help their patients get their prolactin level under control to help them conceive. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/17/202023 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 38: Making Pregnancy Possible with Genetic Testing – All about PGT-A

Did you know that genetic testing can make in vitro fertilization (IVF) more successful? Today, we’re discussing one of these tests: preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A). Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with special guest, Amy Jones, the scientific director of genetics at Ovation® Fertility. These fertility experts are discussing the basics of PGT-A, why you might want to pursue it and how much you can expect this genetic test to cost. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/10/202024 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 37: Don’t Forget About the Guys – All About Male Infertility

Infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem. In fact, male issues contribute to fertility struggles more often than you may think. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they speak with Dr. Chris Schrepferman, a Louisville urologist with specialized training in male infertility. Listen as they discuss why they recommend more than one semen analysis, how testosterone therapy can cause infertility and how they treat a sperm count of zero. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
11/5/202031 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 36: “It’s the Vagina Monologues” – All About Vaginal Abnormalities

Did you know that it’s possible to have two vaginas? It’s true, and it’s just one of the so-called vaginal abnormalities that women can have. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the different types of vaginal abnormalities, why they occur, what types of treatment can help and when our doctors recommend that women seek out treatment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/27/202026 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 35: Uterine Abnormality Facts – All About Mullerian Anomalies

The world of reproductive medicine has a lot of confusing terms, and “Mullerian anomalies” is one of them. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss Mullerian anomalies, specifically uterine abnormalities. Listen as the Fertility Docs review the different types of anomalies, why they occur, the ways these anomalies can affect fertility and how our doctors can treat these issues. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/20/202038 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 34: Hope After Heartbreak – Diagnosing and Treating Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What’s the difference between a single miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), or multiple miscarriages. Our experts are discussing what can cause RPL, how they diagnose what’s causing the problem and what treatments they use to help patients welcome a rainbow baby. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/13/202034 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 33: “The Age of the Egg Matters” – Factors that Influence Genetics and Fertility

As you prepare to conceive, are you wondering what you can do to prevent chromosomal abnormalities? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest, Amy Jones, the Scientific Director of Genetics at Ovation® Fertility. Listen as these experts discuss the factors that contribute to chromosomal abnormalities in embryos and whether you can take steps to improve your egg or sperm quality. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
10/6/202037 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 32: Where Do Egg Donors Come From? – All About Egg Donors

Thinking about conceiving using an egg donor? If so, you probably have questions about the generous women who donate their eggs to help others become parents. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest, Dr. Lisa Hansard from Texas Fertility Center. Sit back as the Fertility Docs discuss everything from the requirements to be an egg donor to why women decide to donate their eggs. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/29/202037 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 31: “Helping the Embryos Do Their Thing” – Making Magic in the IVF Lab

What happens once your eggs and your partner’s sperm are in the hands of the IVF lab? And how do embryologists make the magic of fertilization possible? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview special guest Tex VerMilyea, the Vice President of Scientific Advancement at Ovation® Fertility. He’s pulling back the curtain to explain everything that happens in the IVF lab to transform an egg and sperm into an embryo. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/23/202036 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 30: “The Chain of Custody” – Keeping Eggs, Sperm and Embryos Safe in the Lab

So, you’ve undergone an egg retrieval and your partner has provided a semen sample. How does the IVF lab keep your eggs, sperm and embryos safe? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they chat with Tex VerMilyea, the Vice President of Scientific Advancement at Ovation® Fertility. He’ll explain how Ovation labs use “the chain of custody” to keep precious reproductive materials safe in IVF labs around the country. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/15/202030 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 29: "Breaking Down the Terms” – The Basics of Genetic Testing

Have you heard of carrier screening and preimplantation genetic testing, but had no idea what these terms mean? You’re not alone! Patients often visit the Fertility Docs with questions about these forms of genetic testing. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the basics of genetic testing and how the different forms of testing can educate and empower you on your family-building journey. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/11/202034 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 28: The Mysteries of PCOS – About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Wondering what it means to have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Our Fertility Docs will tell you that every woman with PCOS is different, so there’s more than one answer. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explore “the spectrum of PCOS,” discuss diagnosis and treatment, and dive into the link between PCOS and weight. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
9/1/202034 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 27: “The Clock Is Ticking” – Conceiving After 40

All women face the reality of “the biological clock,” but does that mean motherhood after 40 is impossible? The Fertility Docs will tell you that you can often still welcome a baby, thanks to options that range from in vitro fertilization (IVF) to donor eggs and embryos. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything from why it’s harder to conceive after 40 to how you can improve your odds of bringing home a baby. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/25/202038 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 26: The ABCs of IVF – Speaking the Language of Fertility

The land of fertility treatment has its own language. Becoming fluent in it can make your journey to parenthood easier. To help, the Fertility Docs are explaining all the unfamiliar terms you might hear during an IVF cycle. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain everything from the difference between an andrologist and an embryologist to what happens during intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/19/202036 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 25: Losing Weight to Gain a Baby – How Weight Affects Fertility

Did you know that the numbers on the scale can affect your fertility? The Fertility Docs talk to Dr. Susan Hudson’s patient about her journey to lose weight to make her dream of motherhood come true. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they listen to her story and ask her what advice she would give to other hopeful parents. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/11/202041 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 24: Nothing Is Off Limits – Answering Your Questions About Sperm

How long should you abstain from sex to have the best sperm quality? Can you use oral sex to obtain a sperm sample? How do you get a sample if your culture doesn’t allow masturbation? Is it better to collect a sample at home or at the clinic? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer these questions and more. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
8/4/202023 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 23: “Highs and Lows” – Fertility Treatment for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis can change your life, but it doesn’t have to destroy your dream of having a baby. The Fertility Docs are discussing oncofertility (fertility preservation and treatment for patients facing cancer) and how it provides options and hope. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from FCLV, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson and Dr. Erika Munch from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss oncofertility options and what to expect from each one. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/28/202037 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 22: Sometimes, It Takes Three – Conceiving With a Gestational Carrier

Thinking about using gestational surrogacy to grow your family? If so, you won’t want to miss this interview with a Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) nurse who welcomed twins through surrogacy. She shares her unique family-building story and her advice for those considering surrogacy. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from NFC and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for this interview. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/21/202030 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 21: You Don’t Need a Man – All About Single Motherhood

Think you need a partner to have a baby? Think again! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Dr. Bedient’s patient about pursuing single motherhood. Learn about selecting a sperm donor and the fertility treatments that can make it all possible. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/14/202031 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 20: “IVF 2.0” – How a Failed IVF Cycle Can Lead to Success Later

You might think IVF is just a fertility treatment, but it can also be a “diagnostic tool.” In this podcast, the Fertility Docs are talking about what they can learn from a failed IVF cycle that can lead to success moving forward. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the ins and outs of “IVF 2.0”. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
7/8/202030 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 19: When You Can’t Predict Aunt Flow’s Visit – Understanding Irregular Periods

Getting frustrated by irregular periods and negative pregnancy tests? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss ovulation disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal abnormalities and diminished ovarian reserve. Learn how they diagnose and treat these common issues. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/30/202028 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 18: "Size Matters” – All About Fibroids

You may have heard of fibroids but may not know what they are. The Fertility Docs are here to help. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen and Dr. Glenn Weitzman from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss what fibroids are and review everything you need to know about how doctors diagnose and treat them. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/24/202032 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 17: Exploring A Holistic Approach to Fertility

Wondering if Eastern medicine can help you conceive? The Docs are exploring how acupuncture and holistic care can complement traditional Western fertility treatments. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson and Dr. Natalie Burger from Texas Fertility Center as they speak to Sadie Minkoff of Sage Acupuncture about the value of taking a holistic approach to fertility care. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/16/202033 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 16: Getting the Full Picture – Talking Fertility Diagnostics

Wondering why you keep seeing negative pregnancy tests? Fertility testing can provide the answer! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss every part of the fertility testing process. Get ready to learn about everything from the semen analysis to the HSG. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/11/202033 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 15: Finances and Fertility – Covering the Cost of Fertility Treatment

What’s the difference between diagnostic and treatment coverage? What about the distinction between your deductible and copay? The world of insurance has its own language that can be especially confusing for fertility patients. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen and Dr. George Hill from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they explain the basics of insurance for fertility care and what to do if you don’t have coverage. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
6/3/202034 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 14: Fighting to Become a Mother – Fertility Care for Military Professionals

In honor of Memorial Day, the docs dive into what fertility treatment looks like when you're in the military. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson and Dr. Tony Propst from Texas Fertility Center as they interview one of Dr. Propst’s patients about her journey to conceive with fertility treatments before and after her military service. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/26/202043 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 13: Training the Best and Brightest – “Learners” in Fertility Care

Who is the other doctor in the exam room during your fertility appointment? In this episode, The Fertility Docs talk about these “learners” that include medical students, residents, fellows and attendings. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient and Dr. Leah Kaye from FCLV, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the benefits of having a learner at your appointment. Have questions about infertility? Visit FertilityDocsUncensored.com to ask our docs. Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes.
5/19/202027 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 12: Living in Two Worlds – Being a Fertility Doctor and a Fertility Patient

Do fertility doctors ever struggle with infertility? The answer is yes! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas as she talks to Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center about what it’s like to be a fertility doctor and go through fertility treatment. Learn how their experiences made them better fertility doctors and what they wish they could go back and tell themselves.Contact Dr. BedientContact Dr. EblenContact Dr.HudsonHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
5/12/202031 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 11: Becoming Two Moms – LGBTQ Family Building

Want to know what it’s like to go through fertility treatments as a lesbian couple? Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they talk to Dr. Bedient’s patients about their journey to conceive. Learn about everything from what to expect from sperm donor selection to the fertility treatment process.Contact Dr. BedientContact Dr. EblenContact Dr. HudsonHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
5/6/202029 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 10: “The Jelly Belongs Inside the Donut” – All About Endometriosis

What do a jelly donut and endometriosis have in common? The Fertility Docs answer this question while they talk about the ways that research at Texas Fertility Center (TFC) has changed the diagnosis and treatment of this complex condition. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from FCLV, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson and renowned endometriosis expert Dr. Kaylen Silverberg from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss everything you need to know about endometriosis.Contact Dr. BedientContact Dr. EblenContact Dr. HudsonContact Dr. SilverbergHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
4/29/202040 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 9: Fresh or Frozen? – Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Research

Wondering how research at leading fertility clinics leads to changes in your care? The Fertility Docs talk about how research at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV) has influenced many clinics to shift from fresh to frozen embryo transfer (FET). Join Dr. Carrie Bedient and Dr. Bruce Shapiro from FCLV, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss the science behind FET and what the future might hold.Contact Dr. Bedient or Dr. Shapiro: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.fertility-texas.com/Have questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs!Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
4/21/202019 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 8: The Power of Personal Stories – RESOLVE Advocacy Day

Your story can result in real change when you share it on Capitol Hill during Advocacy Day. Barbara Collura, the president and CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, joins the Fertility Docs to discuss how Advocacy Day can change laws and lives. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from FCLV, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center, and Dr. Susan Hudson and Dr. Kaylen Silverberg from Texas Fertility Center as they interview Barbara about how to get involved and what RESOLVE is lobbying for this year.Contact Dr. BedientContact Dr. EblenContact Dr. HudsonContact Dr. SilverbergHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
4/14/202035 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 7: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 and Infertility

Feeling overwhelmed as you face infertility AND the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic? Our docs welcome a special guest who can help. Michele Martens, a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, answers burning questions from Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center. Learn tips for mindfulness and self-care that can make your everyday life a little easier.Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.com/Have questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
4/7/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 6: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Problem – Exploring Male Infertility

Did you know that male issues play a role in 40% of infertility cases? It’s time to talk about men and fertility issues! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they bust common myths about male infertility. From the male biological clock to how often you should be having sex, our docs are discussing it all. Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.comHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
4/1/202042 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 5: “It’s a New World” – Navigating COVID-19

Worried about the novel coronavirus? Let our experts alleviate your fears with facts. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center for their first remotely recorded episode (we’re all about social distancing right now). They discuss the growing role of telemedicine, the ways docs are protecting themselves, and how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies.Contact Dr. BedientContact Dr. EblenContact Dr. HudsonHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
3/25/202024 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 4: Your First Time – The First Fertility Appointment

Struggling to conceive and wondering if you need to visit a fertility doctor? Don’t turn to “Dr. Google” for answers. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they answer this question and others, including what to expect at your first fertility appointment and how an OB/GYN and a fertility specialist are different.Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.comHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
3/17/202032 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 2: It Takes Two to Tango – Debunking Fertility Myths

Infertility is a woman’s issue. 40 is the new 30. The position you conceive in can influence the gender of your baby. These are some of the top misconceptions about fertility. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they debunk these and other common fertility myths.Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.comHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
3/10/202030 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 1: “I’m a Fertility Doctor” – Meet the Docs

Struggling with infertility? The fertility docs are here to help! Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they share the exciting (and slightly scary) journey of coming to Las Vegas to record, what they hope to accomplish with this podcast and why they became fertility doctors. Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.comHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
3/10/202022 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 3: The Basics of In Vitro Fertilization

Have questions about IVF and its role in the alphabet soup of infertility? Turn to the fertility doctors who have gone through it themselves. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from the Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they discuss topics like who needs IVF, how this advanced fertility treatment works and the age limit for IVF.Contact Dr. Bedient: https://fertilitycenterlv.com/Contact Dr. Eblen: https://www.nashvillefertility.com/Contact Dr. Hudson: https://www.txfertility.comHave questions about infertility? Click here to ask our docs! Selected questions will be answered anonymously in future episodes. 
3/10/202038 minutes, 22 seconds