Fertility

Fertility Q & A with an REI specialist

Fertility Q & A with an REI specialist

For some, conceiving a baby comes easily, for others the road to conception is a path with many twists and turns. If you have heard my story, then you know I was one of the people in the latter camp. I underwent fertility treatments, and though I am an OBGYN and professor of maternal-fetal medicine, the process was mentally and physically exhausting.

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Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

I recently did a podcast interview with Nic and Vic of "Coco Caliente" podcast. They discuss their 20-week anatomy ultrasound and give pregnancy updates. I discuss my own journey through pregnancy, and my passion for educating women who are over 35.

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Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

I recently did an interview the Dr. Aimee of "The Egg Whisperer Show"! We discussed all things pregnancy and childbirth after age 35 and answer some very important questions. An REI and MFM specialist led to some excellent discussion!

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When Are You Gonna Have Kids?

When Are You Gonna Have Kids?

I was recently interviewed by Lindsay & Matt of "Going There: Taboo Topics Are Back On The Table" podcast. They share their experiences of fertility treatments and having a miscarriage, and we also discuss the expectations of making babies & the stigma of infertility.

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New and Emerging IVF Options!

New and Emerging IVF Options!

‍Invocell is the first and only FDA-cleared option of its kind used in fertility treatment” and it uses the woman’s body as an incubator for fertilization. This helps with cost reduction and also allows the woman to be an even greater part of the entire process.

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Let’s Be Real About George Clooney’s Pregnancy

Let’s Be Real About George Clooney’s Pregnancy

When the world found out that George Clooney, age 55, was going to be a father of twins, the internet literally swooned. Matt Damon almost started crying. My phone blew up with questions about whether I thought they did IVF or not.

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The Silence Of Infertility

The Silence Of Infertility

Five cycles of IVF yielded one chromosomally normal embryo that did not survive the transfer this past May. I have a picture of my “could’ve been” on my nightstand. I have accepted the fact that I cannot have my own biological children, but I will never ever get over it.

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The Ways Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Fertility: Part 3

The Ways Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Fertility: Part 3

OK, so if you read part one and two of this three-part series, you have a good understanding of THREE primary ways stress alters endocrine function via cortisol and sleep pathways. Now learn about the final two!

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Conversations with the Inspiring Dr. Shannon M. Clark

Conversations with the Inspiring Dr. Shannon M. Clark

I took a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy. I was inspired not only by the experiences of friends and patients, but also by my own personal experience of trying to start a family after the age of 40.

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Dwyane Wade Slams Critics Saying Gabrielle Union Was Acting Like She Gave Birth

Dwyane Wade Slams Critics Saying Gabrielle Union Was Acting Like She Gave Birth

Actress Gabrielle Union and her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade, shared how hurt they were when, after the birth of their daughter in November, commenters online ridiculed Union for posting photos of herself practicing what’s known as skin-to-skin contact.

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Like Gabrielle Union, I Was Shamed After I Went Public With My Infertility

Like Gabrielle Union, I Was Shamed After I Went Public With My Infertility

Last week I was contacted by a health reporter to discuss the recent birth of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s daughter. I expected the topic to be infertility, pregnancy via surrogate or gestational carrier or motherhood after 35.

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Fertility and Pregnancy After Age 35 :: Fact or Fiction?

Fertility and Pregnancy After Age 35 :: Fact or Fiction?

A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have in her lifetime :: FACTA female is born with 1-2 million eggs. At puberty she has 300,000-500,000,at age 37 she has 25,000, and age 51 she has 1,000 eggs left.

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I’m Breaking the Silence of Infertility in the Black Community

I’m Breaking the Silence of Infertility in the Black Community

As an African American woman, a Black woman, I had no one to talk to about my infertility because in my community infertility was, and still is, a taboo subject. It is commonly perceived that Black women are just naturally fertile and are only childfree by choice.

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Your IVF Starter Kit!

Your IVF Starter Kit!

Factors that determine if a woman is a good candidate for IVF how long she has been unable to conceive naturally, her age, her overall health status, inability to conceive with other fertility treatments, a family history of genetic abnormalities and pregnancy loss history.

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IVF After 40 – The Fertility Fountain of Youth?

IVF After 40 – The Fertility Fountain of Youth?

All too often popular culture makes IVF seem like the miracle cure-all for fertility problems, especially as women age. We are bombarded with images of glowing celebrities in their 40s, or even older, cradling their baby bump or with a “miracle” newborn in their arms.

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Janet Jackson pregnancy: Is it safe at 50?

Janet Jackson pregnancy: Is it safe at 50?

Janet Jackson officially acknowledged her first pregnancy Wednesday at age 50. More women are holding off pregnancy until 35 or older, so we had some questions about the risks involved in getting pregnant at “advanced maternal age.”

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IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Testing

IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Testing

We discuss that PGT testing is not perfect and estimates are that when an embryo is identified as normal through PGT it is accurate about 97-99% of the time. The challenge is when embryos are identified as abnormal.

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Optimizing Chances for a Natural Conception: What You Need to Know!

Optimizing Chances for a Natural Conception: What You Need to Know!

You’ve ditched the contraception, are taking your prenatal vitamins, have been eating a healthy balanced diet! It is a hopeful and exciting time that can be a little daunting as well. Here is what you need to know to maximize your chances of conceiving.

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How Stress Affects Fertility

How Stress Affects Fertility

So many things need to line up just perfectly for conception to be successful, so we want to be sure and control as many factors to ensure success. Listen as Dr. Clark explains how stress can affect fertility!

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Seven Things You Need to Do When Trying For a Baby

Seven Things You Need to Do When Trying For a Baby

There are many questions you have, plans you start to make, on top of the pressure of actually getting pregnant. However, there are some things that you can do before you get pregnant that are in your control and will help you and your baby have the best start.

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Beyond the Egg Timer

Beyond the Egg Timer

I am an intentional mother and accidental writer. I always knew I wanted to be the former; I never imagined I could be the latter. One day my fertility journey collided with the literary sphere.

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