Make It Happen

March 8th, 2015|

Today is International Women’s Day – an event celebrated globally to honor women’s achievements and to promote world-wide gender equality. This year’s theme “Make It Happen” puts a spotlight on effective action for advancing and recognizing women in different professional sectors.

To quote a remarkable young woman, Emma Watson: I am from Britain and think it […]

Fertility By the Book

March 6th, 2015|

My co-author Kyra Phillips recently did an interview with FitBump about her experiences in getting pregnant at 42. Specific topics covered include Kyra’s personal story, the motivation behind the book, and how “making healthy daily choices can play a major role in pregnancy success.”

Endometriosis Update

March 3rd, 2015|

According to this well-done article published in Science 2.0, it’s estimated that one in ten women globally are affected by endometriosis. At present there is no cure and the cause of the condition is unknown, which is why this piece is timely and important information to share.

As women today are taking more control of their […]

A Hope, Not a Promise

February 25th, 2015|

I was a guest on the Today show to discuss, along with two young women and hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda, several important fertility questions. We covered such topics as peak fertility (age 25), fertility measurements, egg freezing (a hope, not a promise), and the genetic component to getting pregnant.

As I said in the interview […]

Three Fertility Myths Set Straight

February 23rd, 2015|

In an article in Metro “Trying to Get Pregnant? 3 Fertility Myths,” I was asked to debunk misconceptions that I address in the book, The Whole Life Fertility Plan.

The myths, involving birth control pills, age and fertility, and alcohol consumption, are discussed. Be sure and check out the book for much more myth-busting information.

Egg Freezing On the Rise

February 18th, 2015|

Scientific American has published an article on the rise of elective egg freezing – primarily due to “a handful of studies that suggest the success rate for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) is just as high when using frozen eggs as fresh ones.”

As I stated in the piece: “The reason I’m so busy is […]

Moms Over 50

February 17th, 2015|

The singer Sophie B. Hawkins is pregnant with her second child at age 50, using eggs she froze at age 31. Today Health covered this story and asked me to contribute my thoughts. According to the article, “Births by women ages 50 to 54 is still a small number, but it rose by more than […]

CNN and Five Myths About Getting Pregnant

February 13th, 2015|

Kyra Phillips and I did a video segment for CNN where we discuss 5 common myths related to getting pregnant, including a woman’s weight, sexual positions and frequency, diet, and drugs/alcohol/smoking.

Wishing everyone a lucky Friday the 13th and a happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Chemicals and Early Menopause

February 11th, 2015|

According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE , endocrine-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in everything from beauty products to plastics, can – when high levels of these chemicals accumulate in an adult woman’s body – cause menopause to occur two to four years earlier than a woman with lower […]

Myths About Getting Pregnant

February 10th, 2015|

Thank you to Dr. Manny at Fox News for inviting Kyra and me to come discuss our book, The Whole Life Fertility Plan. His thorough knowledge of the book and our approach to writing it made for a very interesting, informative interview.

It’s important for women to know, as I said during our talk, “the misconceptions […]