Episodes
Amanda Troxler has been practicing family formation law since 2013. She represents hundreds of Intended Parents, Donors, and Surrogates a year. Additionally, Amanda has personal experience in third party assisted reproduction, having been an egg donor. In today’s show we are going to explain what family formation law is. As a fertility patient, it’s important that you understand some of the basic legal pieces that you might want to have in place for your journey, whether that be for IVF,...
Published 09/29/22
Just being pregnant can put your anxiety into overdrive—even if you haven’t had any fertility issues or faced a pregnancy loss. Everything in your world is changing, including your body, your relationships with other people, and of course, your future! It can be nerve wracking, and it’s also an amazing and wonderful time to embrace. I know that for women who have faced a pregnancy loss or infertility that pregnancy, especially the first trimester, can be really really challenging. Today on...
Published 09/27/22
Published 09/27/22
Starting a fertility treatment to then be told that you’re over-responding and can’t move forward is so disappointing for fertility patients. And I love that Dr. Blake Evans has done research on this issue for IUI patients and he’s joining me on The Egg Whisperer Show to share his research findings and provide guidance for us all and to talk about when you should consider canceling your IUI. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility...
Published 09/25/22
I'm speaking with Dr. Aaron Spitz. He's not only a urologist specializing male sexual function, he's also the author of The Penis Book. I’m delighted that he is able to join us to talk about men’s reproductive health. Aaron has an amazing breadth of knowledge about male sexual health and he approaches all of the information with a sense of humor and levity that I know you’re going to love. ⁠ ⁠ Get ready for us to dive into questions about what foods to choose for optimal reproductive...
Published 09/24/22
Whitney Bischoff Angel is joining me to talk all about Egg Freezing. Whitney is a fertility nurse and patient advocate at Ova: Egg Freezing Specialty Center specializing in fertility ppreservation for women.  Whitney made the personal decision to freeze her own eggs in 2013, which she credits for making her an even stronger fertility nurse. In 2015, Whitney joined ABC’s The Bachelor, and since then she has used her platform to promote egg freezing, educating women around the world to be...
Published 09/22/22
I use Depot Lupron in my practice quite a bit for patients who have implantation issues, mostly related to endometriosis. We can also use it for women who have fibroid uterus, adenomyosis, as well. Tune in, and I hope you get a chuckle just like I do when I share this stuff with you. Today on the Egg Whisperer Show Podcast, I'm sharing about the 10 things that you need to know to survive Depot Lupron. Think of this as your Depot Lupron survival guide. Here is a sampling of the top 5: 1....
Published 09/21/22
Andrea Syrtash of Pregnantish joins Dr. Aimee to talk about Relationships and Infertility. Andrea is relationship expert, author and on-air personality. She shares her personal story of infertility, and how she and her husband have grown through it. You can find Andrea and Pregnantish at: https://pregnantish.com/ Read the full transcript for this conversation by clicking here. Would you like to learn about Egg Freezing? Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The Egg Freezing Class. The next...
Published 09/20/22
I encourage all of my patients to find what I refer to as a “cabana boy.” I like the idea of someone fanning them with a big palm leaf, and taking care of their every need while they relax and take it easy during fertility treatment.  Since it can be hard to find a good cabana boy these days, I am always on the lookout for ways to make things easier for my patients. Still, eating right is super important during fertility treatment, AND meal prep and planning can be one more thing to add to...
Published 09/15/22
Egg freezing is IVF without the F. You go through a standard cycle of In Vitro Fertilization in which you take hormone shots that stimulate the growth of eggs. A doctor like me then extracts your eggs through a simple surgical procedure, and I work with an embryologist to preserve your eggs in liquid nitrogen until you’re ready to use them. So the big question is what happens now that you’re ready to use your eggs? In other words, what are the steps towards fertilization (or as I like to...
Published 09/14/22
Dr. Meivys Garcia is joining me on the podcast today! She is an amazing Canadian fertility doctor, and she's guiding us through her approach to fertility care when a frozen embryo transfer doesn’t work. She will describe every step, one at a time. We will also get personal. Knowing the heartbreak of having failed embryo transfers during her own fertility journey, Dr. Garcia knows all too well what it is like to be a fertility patient. She’s going to share her journey and share her wisdom...
Published 09/11/22
If you know me, you know that I hate the word infertility. I believe that everyone who walks through my doors is fertile and no matter what we learn, can be a parent. Fertility is often taken for granted. It’s precious. It declines over time, and there are some well studied factors, nine that I highlight here, that put it at risk. They are: Your DNA Unhealthy BMI Abnormal Sleep Patterns Fibroids Endometriosis Blocked Fallopian Tubes Abnormal Semen Parameters Autoimmune Diseases...
Published 09/07/22
IVF is a process that involves creating an embryo in a lab. To help explain the process of creating those embryos, I'm joined today by embryologist, Salu Ribeiro. We're are talking about what happens in the lab, after eggs have been retrieved, what makes a "golden egg," and how fertilization works. We'll explain some of the terms  you may hear when you're doing IVF: ICSI (which is Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and PICSI (which is physiological ICSI, where sperm are first chosen for ICSI)....
Published 09/06/22
It was such a treat to have Dr. Jenna Hua of Million Marker join me on the Egg Whisperer Show podcast yesterday. And, I’m delighted to have her back to talk more about the environment and fertility. Ever wonder about your chemical exposures? I certainly do. How to improve egg quality, sperm quality and pregnancy outcomes are always on my mind. The environment can play a role, and the test that is now available through Million Marker can help determine if chemicals or the environment are...
Published 09/04/22
One of the most common questions I get is, "Dr. Aimee, how can I improve egg, sperm and embryo quality?” We know that age, genetics and environment influence egg, sperm, and embryo quality. I've been searching for a diagnostic tool that monitors environmental exposures for my patients, and I'm so excited to have found that one exists.⁠ ⁠Dr. Jenna Hua of Million Marker joins me to talk all about the impacts of the environment on fertility. We will be talking about how plastics, BPA,...
Published 09/03/22
Katie Herrero is a fertility patient who wants everyone to be more informed about PGT-A. She has started a petition on change.org. I'm honored to have her join me today to share her journey and her petition with us.⁠ ⁠ In today's show, Katie and I are talking about why she started this petition, what information she wishes doctors would share with their patients about their embryos, and what info you need to know as a patient before and after you do PGT-A.⁠ ⁠ Thank you for coming on the...
Published 09/01/22
On today's Egg Whisperer Show podcast episode, I'm sharing the four things you need to know about PCOS. Too many doctors tell patients that they don't need to worry about managing their PCOS until they are starting a pregnancy (not fertility docs!) This just isn't true. There are tried and true steps that you can take now to bring HOPE back to your health and your fertility. I want to start a PCOS revolution, and to start that, I've started calling it HOPE syndrome instead. H: High...
Published 08/31/22
Dr.Aimee interviews the Supervisor from Seattle Sperm Bank! they discuss everything you ever wanted to know about what happens at a sperm bank, and all about how to pick the right sperm donor. Listen on Dr. Aimee's website You can find Seattle Sperm Bank here. Do you have questions about Egg Freezing? Join Dr. Aimee for The Egg Freezing Class on September 19, 2022 at 4pm. The class includes a group call with Dr. Aimee, where she will answer your questions. Register here. Subscribe...
Published 08/30/22
Dr. Eric Forman is the medical and lab director at Columbia University Fertility Center where he oversees the medical practice as well as IVF embryology and andrology labs, while also actively seeing patients. He set the standard for eSETs (elective single embryo transfers) across the globe. And, he revolutionized how we freeze eggs, with his research proving that the rapid vitrification technology does not increase the risk of genetic abnormalities in embryos. Dr. Forman is joining me...
Published 08/27/22
I’m delighted to be joined again today by Dr. Sasha Hakman. She is sharing her expert advice on exercise and food for better fertility. I learned so much from her during this conversation, especially about how to eat so you never get “hangry,” and what kinds of exercise is best during pregnancy.⁠ Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips! Join Egg Whisperer School Checkout the podcast Subscribe to the newsletter to get...
Published 08/24/22
On today’s Egg Whisperer Show podcast episode, Dr. Sasha Hakman is joining me to teach us how to increase fertility with food and exercise. Dr. Hakman is a fertility doctor and has a personal connection to PCOS. She’ll share her personal story and how this motivated her to create meal and exercise plans for fertility patients. You can connect with her through @sashahakmanmd  (on Instagram) and use code eggwhisperer50 for 50% off the one-on-one coaching she offers. She will help you reach...
Published 08/23/22
Yesterday, Dr. Meera Shah of Nova IVF was a guest on The Egg Whisperer Show podcast and we talked about ethnic differences that exist in women’s reproductive health, and how they impact IVF outcomes.⁠ ⁠So many of you wrote in asking about our interview that I wanted to bring Dr. Shah back, and in this episode we answered your fertility questions, live.  Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Find Dr. Meera Shah at Nova IVF here Would you like to learn about IVF? Click...
Published 08/21/22
Dr. Meera Shah from Nova IVF in Mountain View, California joins me on the podcast today to talk about differences and disparities in reproductive health and IVF outcomes among people of different ethnicities. Dr. Shah has done a great deal of research on this topic and she will be sharing her work. More specifically, we’ll be talking about: the timing of a girl’s first period, fibroids, menopause, miscarriage, and IVF outcomes based on ethnicity and how this information could help you.⠀ ...
Published 08/20/22
Stephanie Levich is an author, and founder and president of Family Match Consulting, an egg donor and surrogacy agency in Los Angeles. Her recent book is titled "From the Start: A Book About Love and Making Families." I'm excited to have her join me on the show today to talk about how to find the best surrogate and egg donor. In this conversation, Stephanie and I are talking about adoption, surrogacy, and egg donation. We discuss how to navigate the process of finding egg donors and...
Published 08/18/22
Today on the podcast, I'm talking all about how you can create your own personalized IVF Plan. Have you ever used Google Maps and been redirected midway via a better route? Alternatively, maybe you’re proactive in managing traffic and go directly to Waze to get you from point A to point B in the most time effective way? These apps are well-loved and widely used because they remove obstacles out of an otherwise potentially painful process, and they do so with data. I bring the beauty...
Published 08/17/22