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ethical dilemmas In reproductive medicine we face ethical dilemmas regularly.  Nearly every week we navigate questions about treating when the chance of success might be futile, when the treatment might pose risk that exceeds the benefit, when patients ask for care that is outside of societal norms, and more.
environmental toxins Are we going to hell in a handbag?  My mother thought so, mostly because I had terrible manners, poor posture and listened to music that was too loud.  
what if? My parents made me suspicious of insurance. They weren’t necessarily optimistic people, but they just felt they could handle bad outcomes themselves and didn’t trust that insurance help with be forth coming in the event of a disaster. They were mistrustful of those who were selling something for...
Why do we need so many sperm? Happy 2019!  Looking back at my blogs, it seems the most popular ones are the simplest.  The ones where I attempt to explain the every day questions of infertility.  Sure, chatting about fancy lab treatments like PGT-A is exciting, but most people are hoping they will never need a "fancy lab...
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...