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donor egg moms "Will I love the child?" "Will I be able to bond with them?"  I get asked this a lot by women considering using an egg donor.  These questions are heart-breaking.  I often get a lump in my throat when I'm asked these questions because I know the place they are coming from.  The woman asking is...
bleeding is scary There are few things as terrifying as bleeding in pregnancy.  Even a spot, or a pink tinge on the paper after you wipe, will make most women panic. I've been there - several times.  It's scary as hell as you don't know: is this the start of a miscarriage? will it stop? what can I do to make it stop...
PGT-A Should I do PGT-A?  I get asked this every day.  
En route to ASRM Conference I’m about 35,000 feet up en route to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference in Denver.  For some reason I always feel bad for myself when I fly.  My mind says things like “well if you have to be crammed on a plane you should treat yourself.”  My treat is trashy magazines...
Endometrial scratch Please don't google "endometrial scratch."  Ok, you probably just opened a new browser window and googled it. That's certainly how I roll when told not do so something.  haha.... 
tidbits I'm on vacation. When I walked out of the clinic on Tuesday many people commented "don't think about this place,"  "relax - we'll take care of your patients,"  "don't do work while you are away."  I never heed that advice.  When I am on vacation I find it is the perfect time to relax and flip...
frozen embryo transfers In IVF we create embryos by fertilizing eggs with sperm. Once you have an embryo, you can do one of three things with it:
way of eating I love getting on the latest bandwagon.  I'm a pretty early adopter of trendy stuff like when everyone started counting their steps I had a fitbit strapped on. I whitened my teeth the first time a Crest commercial told me I should, about 15 years ago. I took yoga classes in the 90s before there...
Tank safety There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think about the security and safety of the embryos, sperm and eggs we have frozen in our cryopreservation or cryo tanks. I am on vacation this week and was out for a run and our tanks were on my mind. Our lab director would say an hour doesn’t go by when...
the process I wrote this blog a week ago.  My mom has since died, very peacefully.  I decided to post it today as I feel stronger today than when it was written.