High Risk Pregnancy and IVF

Guest: Dr. Regina Arvon
Dr. Lane speaks with Dr. Regina Arvon, a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Together they tackle issues surrounding the preconceived connection of high risk pregnancies after having undergone fertility treatment.

Optimizing Your Fertility Through Nutrition w/ Cindy Bailey

Guest: Cindy Bailey
Dr. Lane sits down with Cindy Bailey, author of the Fertile Kitchen Cookbook. Cindy took control of her fertility after she was told AMH levels were unfavorable and that her age was a hindering factor in her fertility. Determined to be a mother, Cindy took a nutritious approach to optimizing her fertility and now she is the mother of two beautiful children! Many couples are trying to conceive and are unaware that diet plays a critical role in fertility. Today Cindy and Dr. Lane will discussing the secrets of changing your diet and potentially increasing your chances of success in conception.

Egg Freezing with Shay

Guest: Shay Diddy
In our latest episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Shay Diddy from 106.1 KMEL here in San Francisco. Shay recently froze her eggs at Lane Fertility Institute and sat down with Dr. Lane to share her experience. This episode is so fun and real, we truly hope you enjoy and learn!

Male Fertility and Cancer Treatment

Guest: Lauren Boyd-Lane
In our latest episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Boyd-Lane about making the decision to freeze her husband’s sperm before he underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This episode was so enlightening and heart-felt, it was easily a favorite of our staff. We hope you take a listen and find Lauren’s story inspiring and the information useful.

Surgical Treatment to Optimize Fertility

Guest: Dr. Leslie Kardos
Description: Dr. Lane takes the host seat as she interviews Dr. Leslie Kardos, surgical gynecologist. They are tackling questions such as: “What is minimally evasive surgery?” “How do surgical gynecologist partner with fertility specialists?” “What are some surgical treatments that will optimize fertility?”

Conceive Birds and Bees

Guest: Dr. Danielle Lane
Not the typical“boy meets girl, boy likes girl and baby makes three” sex talk; but you should definitely give this to your daughters to help with the dreaded “talk”. Reproductive health has become so much more sophisticated than just intercourse and the high you receive from being in love. As our society continually modernizes, so must our thinking about family planning.

Egg Donation

Guest: Dr. Danielle Lane
Egg Donation has given many men and women obtain the family they have always dreamed of. On this episode, we discuss the basics of choosing an Egg Donor and the Egg Donor process.

Conceive Egg Freezing

Guest: Dr. Danielle Lane, Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Today we take a look at the egg freezing experience and what it looks like for the modern day woman.

Conceive IVF 101

Guest: Dr. Danielle Lane
Dr. Lane is answering questions surrounding the basics of IVF.

On The Cutting Edge

Emotional_Response_Miscarriage_ChartLast month a survey was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Green Journal. This publication is serves as the primary resource of academic research for practicing OB/GYNs. The survey addressed the issue of public perceptions of miscarriage. I thought it pertinent to highlight this particular article because of its frequency in the fertility world.

The questionnaire was administered to 1084 individuals between ages 18-69 across the United States. Respondents were 45% male and 55% female. Here are there responses. While 15% of respondents reported that they or their partner had  experienced at least one miscarriage, 55% of respondents thought the miscarriage occurred in 5% or less of all pregnancies.

Respondents believed that the following were common causes of miscarriage

When asked about their emotional response after a miscarriage, respondents indicated the following experiences

These responses were generally similar across all socio-economic classes of women from those with a high school education to those with a graduate degree. They both suggest that there are still large misperceptions about the causes of miscarriage and the need for emotional support after they occur.

Miscarriage_Beliefs_ChartHere are some of the realities of miscarriage. Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy in the United States. It occurs in 15-20% of clinically recognized pregnancies, but can occur in up to 40% of pregnancies in women over the age of 40. This translates into 750,000-1,000,000 cases annually. The majority of miscarriage occurs because of genetic abnormality (aneuploidy). This is a failure of the sperm or egg to deliver the correct DNA to embryo formation, or can occur as the embryo itself is dividing in early pregnancy. This is known to be an increasing issue as women age. Other established causes of miscarriage include structural abnormalities in the uterus (such as fibroids or a uterine septum), blood clotting disorders (such as antiphospholipid syndrome), endocrine disorders (such as thyroid disease), and autoimmune disorders (such as antithyroid antibodies).

The emotional impact of miscarriage can be devastating resulting in further delay in conceiving and therefore increased risk in future miscarriage. As a result, early utilization of services such as support groups or therapy can be critical to maintaining your chances for future pregnancy. In addition, it has been demonstrated that women who understand the cause of their miscarriage experience a shorter length of increased anxiety around their miscarriage. Given that the largest cause of miscarriage is genetic abnormality, remember to request this testing if possible should you experience a miscarriage.

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