Before Getting Pregnant

Officially, endometriosis affects up to 10% of all women. Despite its wide prevalence, it is also widely undiagnosed, with many unaware of what the condition involves. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr Abhishek Mangeshikar, Gynecological Endoscopist and Robotic Surgeon, specializing in endometriosis.
"IVF is very advanced today and most couples will eventually conceive if they can persist." Dr. Serena Chen discusses the IVF process, including testing and medication, as well as provides insight on a very important question: how long does it take to get pregnant with IVF?
PCOS is a common cause of female infertility. The condition prevents consistent ovulation and is characterized by small cystic structures within the ovaries. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, speaks about the varying degrees of PCOS, treating the condition, the journey to baby as a PCOS patient, and the role your eggs play in all of this.
Carrier screening analyzes DNA to identify your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder. Whilst carrier screening can be done during pregnancy, Lama Elkhoury from Sema4 speaks with Dreaming of Baby about the importance of testing prior to conceiving.
Albeit being a very common health condition amongst women of reproductive age, there is surprisingly a lot of confusion as to what the syndrome really entails. Dr. Rebecca Chilvers shares insight on what you need to know about PCOS and fertility.
Every 25 minutes, a baby suffering from opioid withdrawal is born. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Amy Sedgwick on treatment options and support for pregnant women with opioid dependency, and women wishing to conceive after opioid addiction.
PCOS is a medical condition characterized by excess androgens, ovulation dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Lakeisha W. Richardson on your OB-GYN appointment when PCOS is involved, its treatment, and its effects on fertility.
Natural-Cycle IVF involves the extraction of an individual egg without the usual medical stimulation to create multiple eggs as happens in standard IVF. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Michelle Katz, LPN MSN.
Apart from the physical symptoms associated with the condition, PCOS has also been linked to emotional and mental concerns. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Crystal Clancy, on mentally and emotionally dealing with the symptoms of PCOS.
Tessa Falk was in her early twenties and recently married when she was diagnosed with PCOS and Stage 4 Endometriosis. She speaks about the challenges she had to overcome in her path towards parenthood as a PCOS sufferer, and on the importance of support in coming to terms and dealing with this diagnosis.