11 episodes

Fertility questions? We've got answers. Expert reproductive endocrinologists share experience, as well as provide stories from patients along their fertility journey. Oh baby! We are just getting started.

And a disclaimer, because you never know...the information presented here is not intended for diagnosis or treatment, but rather as general medical information purposes only. Now, let's get some answers!

The Fertility Answers Podcast Fertility Answers

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Fertility questions? We've got answers. Expert reproductive endocrinologists share experience, as well as provide stories from patients along their fertility journey. Oh baby! We are just getting started.

And a disclaimer, because you never know...the information presented here is not intended for diagnosis or treatment, but rather as general medical information purposes only. Now, let's get some answers!

    Episode 11: A Carrier Conversation

    Episode 11: A Carrier Conversation

    In this episode, Dr. Neil Chappell sits down with Hillary Janani, RN, MS, CGC, a licensed genetics counselor, to discuss carrier screening. Carrier screens are increasingly being discussed at routine doctor visits, and are a really important consideration for anyone in their reproductive years. So, we thought it worth a short discussion with an expert to arm patients with a few good facts to be prepared with! What is carrier screening, and what is it not? Who should consider carrier screening and when? Why does this matter for fertility treatments? How should I interpret positive or negative results? Enjoy this great conversation as Hillary guides us through what you need to know!

    • 18 min
    Episode 10: Let's Talk About IUI

    Episode 10: Let's Talk About IUI

    Intrauterine insemination, or IUI for short, is one of the most commonly used infertility treatments. As an infertility patient, this is sometimes one of the first type of treatment protocols your doctor may prescribe for you, depending on your specific diagnosis. In this episode, join Dr. Neil Chappell and Fertility Answers IVF nurse Caroline Porter as they discuss the details of an IUI treatment cycle and what to expect throughout the process.

    • 16 min
    Episode 9: Eggs, Sperm and Embryos: An Insider's Look Into the Embryology Lab

    Episode 9: Eggs, Sperm and Embryos: An Insider's Look Into the Embryology Lab

    In this episode, Dr. Neil Chappell is joined by Fertility Answers's own Dr. Chelsey Leisinger, PhD. As our chief embryologist and lab director, Dr. Leisinger answers some of the more commonly asked questions about what goes on after the egg retrieval, taking our listeners through the humble beginnings of the egg, its fertilization, and on to the early stages of an embryo's life. Is it best to freeze eggs or embryos? What does maturity mean? What is ICSI, really? Day 3 versus Day 5 transfers? From embryo grading to embryo glue, this episode was so fun to make, we will be sure to bring her back for part 2 and maybe even part 3! 

    • 20 min
    Episode 8: Diet & Fertility

    Episode 8: Diet & Fertility

    Ever wonder about food and fertility? Calories and conception? Protein and pregnancy? Join host Dr. Neil Chappell as we tackle the questions of what to eat when trying to conceive. We will discuss macros, diet fads, and supplements to tailor your meal planning for a healthy and happy “bun in the oven.” Enjoy!

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: The Environment and You

    Episode 7: The Environment and You

    What can I be doing to help egg and sperm quality and improve the health of my future pregnancy? Given the times we are in with COVID-19, Dr. Neil Chappell takes a few minutes to do a different podcast episode exploring how foods, heavy metals, pesticides and endocrine disruptors can affect your body and that of a growing baby. He suggests some easy changes that you can implement at home today to boost egg and sperm quality as well as the uterine environment. Enjoy this quarantined conversation about environmental exposures and what you can do about them. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 6: The Adoption Option

    Episode 6: The Adoption Option

    Shannon and Scott knew they were meant to be parents. They describe a calling to build a big family, and this led them to a path we don’t always get to talk about in the fertility world. Listen to their story as they dive down into the world of adoption, describing the decisions they came across, and how their approach ended with a happy surprise.

    • 21 min

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