Time To Talk Fertility

Time To Talk Fertility

Whether you’re just starting out on your fertility journey or you’re a seasoned pro, Time To Talk Fertility will be your resource for all things reproductive. This podcast, hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois’ physicians and staff, will highlight all facets of fertility: staying strong as a couple, LGBTQ family planning, having a baby after 40, and more. Tune in monthly to get your fertility facts fix.

Episodes

April 22, 2022
Join Dr. Tiffany Edwards and Susan Rizzato, MSW as they share what it is like to attend a fertility support group and why it can benefit your fertility journey. They will also discuss their role as Behavioral Health Specialists, how they interact with patients, and when a patient may see them during their fertility journey.
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Join Dr. Burks Chatmon as she shares valuable insights that can help women and couples in the black community on their fertility journey. She covers the basics on fertility, common diagnoses that can lead to infertility, tips for finding a doctor you can trust and how to improve your chances of conceiving.
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As the lovingly crowned icon of infertility, the pineapple has wordlessly united millions on their journey to parenthood. Join Dr. Allison K. Rodgers as she explains the history of the pineapple symbol, the meaning behind it, how it has helped patients, and whether eating pineapple can actually boost fertility. She will also discuss the importance of community for those with infertility and share free support resources.
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Join Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron and her patient Rachel as they discuss everything to know about egg freezing. Together, they will discuss what the process was like, what to expect, and how to best prepare for it all.
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Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he shares everything you can do on your own to increase your chances of success with IVF, IUI or fertility treatment. Based on the latest medical research and insight gleaned from patient outcomes, these tips can help with every diagnosis including PCOS, endometriosis, sperm issues, ovulatory issues and more.
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Join Dr. Juan Alvarez as he discusses everything you should know about fertility as a Latinx woman. He covers the basics on fertility, the menstrual cycle and when to see a doctor if issues arise. He also shares common infertility diagnoses among Latinx women and why a healthy weight when trying to conceive can be the secret weapon for boosting fertility.
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Únase al Dr. Juan Alvarez mientras habla de todo lo que debe saber sobre la fertilidad como mujer latina. Cubre los conceptos básicos sobre fertilidad, el ciclo menstrual y cuándo consultar a un médico si surgen problemas. También comparte diagnósticos de infertilidad comunes entre las mujeres latinas y por qué un peso saludable cuando tratando de concebir puede ser el arma secreta para aumentar la fertilidad.
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September 13, 2021
Join Dr. Asima Ahmad as she tackles the topic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during September’s PCOS Awareness Month. As someone diagnosed with PCOS who has also treated countless women with the same medical issue, she shares everything there is to know about PCOS - what it is, how it impacts fertility and overall health, and how it can be effectively treated and managed.
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Join Dr. Christopher Sipe as he discusses how doctors test and evaluate fertility in men and women. You’ll learn what tests reveal, how long test results are valid for, the causes behind poor results, where supplements can help and how to overcome issues with treatment. He’ll also tell you which DIY tests can help or hurt your efforts.
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June 29, 2021
Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he explains the step-by-step process of IVF - from initial diagnosis to embryo transfer - and everything in-between. You’ll learn about treatment timelines, chances of success, how many eggs/embryos you need and why the experience of an IVF laboratory is a critical factor to consider.
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Join Dr. Uhler as she discusses everything you should know about fertility, conception and pregnancy at 40. Get tips on how to assess your fertility potential, how to increase conception odds, how pregnancy can be different at 40 and why there are always options to consider for motherhood.
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Dr. Ahmad answers 21 questions you all submitted during NIAW on the podcast!
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Join Dr. Juan Alvarez as he discusses aging and male fertility as well as rising trends around male menopause, testosterone supplementation, sperm count and more. Learn about the latest research, new trends that affect men of all ages, what a home test can and can’t tell you, and how different male infertility diagnoses are commonly treated.
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Join Dr. Asima Ahmad as she explains how a healthy weight improves overall health,  fertility potential, and how the body handles the COVID-19 virus. Learn about the latest research, how to determine your target weight, what you can do to achieve baby success in 2021.
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Dr. Juan Alvarez shares his insight on everything you need to know regarding preimplantation genetic testing.
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Dr. Tiffany Edwards explores the psychological and emotional impact of the pandemic and shares her advice and insight on staying on the right track.
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Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he discusses the latest research, causes, treatment options, and shares inspiring stories of achieving success after pregnancy loss.
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Join Dr. Elie Hobeika as he shares valuable information around little-known fertility facts and secrets such as what prescription medications can hurt fertility, the one question new patients should ask but don’t, and whether there is a special food or supplement that can make you fertile.
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October 28, 2020
Allison Chizum shares her story and what led her to become a fertility nurse.
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Dr. Meike Uhler discusses 20 fertility myths and whether they are true or false.
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