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Ep 113 Fertility, IVF, The Impact of Birth Control + The Future of Genetics with Dr. Robert Anderson

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As we approach (and pass) 30, a lot of us are thinking about our plans for conceiving – and, unfortunately, many of us are or will experience fertility issues! Most women assume that they’re fertile and can have a baby tomorrow, if they want to, but until you try to get pregnant or see a fertility expert, you just don’t know.

We want our listeners to be fully informed, PERIOD. So we dive into a topic that we believe is not being talked about enough—Fertility! The truths, the myths, and the incredible new options available due to advances in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures – and that’s why we sat down with our dear friend, Dr. Robert Anderson, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Founder of the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Anderson is an innovator in the field, running one of the top fertility clinics in the world, and he takes us deep into the process, including the physical, emotional, and financial commitments involved.

We discuss…

  • Our first attempt at recording this interview (over two years ago…)
  • Founding SoCal Center for Reproductive Medicine 25 years ago
  • People traveling from all over the world for fertility treatment with Dr, Anderson
  • How much IVF has improved
  • What a healthy embryo is
  • Why you may want to freeze your eggs
  • Egg donors + surrogates
  • What both parts of the IVF procedure is like
  • The multiple pregnancy problem of yesterday
  • Choosing gender
  • The new procedure that Dr. Anderson invented
  • Why you should consider getting your eggs tested
  • Dr. Anderson’s kind + direct bedside manner
  • How the industry markets IVF unrealistically + setting realistic expectations
  • The emotional + financial aspects of IVF
  • Restoring your hormonal environment
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Holistic treatments that Dr. Anderson offers
  • Genetic testing + treatment for diseases
  • The promising future of CRISPR
  • Testing + improving male fertility
  • Accessibility for LGBTQ communities

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Remember: this post is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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