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Part III: Testing for Infertility with Dr. Mills

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Part III: Testing for Infertility with Dr. Mills

By now you’re probably familiar with Dr. Ginevra Mills. She's an obstetrician gynecologist with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, a special interest in PCOS and lifelong health, and she's got three young kiddos of her own! We’ve been talking to her about fertility: how it changes with age, causes of infertility, and today we discuss what the next steps look like if you’ve been referred to a fertility specialist.

  1. Initial Consultation: this initial meeting with a fertility specialist, such as Dr. Mills, will take approximately 30-45 mins and will largely be a discussion about your medical history. Have you had any surgeries, have you been pregnant in the past, have you or your partner had children before with other partners, have you had any terminations of pregnancy, and any history of sexually transmitted diseases, to name a few. 
    1. Please know that none of these questions are asked with judgment - they are there to inform the...
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Top 9 Things that affect Fertility!



Top 9 Things that affect fertility: Here is a quick review of the 9 causes of infertility!! Listen to our podcast for more details around each of these topics! 


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Irregular or absent menstrual cycle: a “normal” menstrual cycle is 21-35 days.  There are many things that can affect your hormones that control both ovulation and your uterine lining.  We will discuss many of these in today's podcast!! Anything that affects ovulation or your uterine lining can affect your ability to get pregnant.  


Ovarian reserve is a very important piece of the puzzle.  Women are born with all of the eggs we will ever have, and they decrease with time, not only because they are released, but they also degrade over time.  

Age: Women in their late 30s are approximately 40 percent less fertile than women in their early 20s and this is primarily because advancing...

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