Kristen Jones joins us this week as we’re digging everything you wanted to ask an embryologist.
You may be considering IVF for 2022.
I highly recommend doing targeted diet/lifestyle changes first to optimize IVF success.
If you haven’t addressed underlying healing opportunities you may end up with poor response and cancelled cycles that can amount to huge emotional and financial stress.
We specialize in low AMH/high FSH, premature ovarian insufficiency and diminished ovarian reserve. Most couples that come to us have made a lot of changes already and they’re not sure what to do next.
There is no downside to working on your health. For both you and your partner. You’ll either get pregnant naturally of if you do need to go to IVF you’ll improve the chances with your own eggs.
In the meantime while you are making these lifestyle changes you may have some very specific questions about egg and sperm health.
Today I’m excited to welcome Kristen Jones to the podcast. Kristen is an Embryologist with a Masters degree in Reproductive Medicine.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How to optimize egg and sperm health to improve pregnancy success
- Thoughts on frozen versus fresh transfer.
- When is it best to transfer day 3 or day 5
- The pro’s and con’s of PGS (preimplantation genetic screening)
04:58- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND KRISTEN JONES’ BIO
05:32- KRISTEN JONES’ PERSONAL JOURNEY
07:00- HOW TO OPTIMIZE EGG AND SPERM HEALTH
- She works with people who have been trying to get pregnant for a long time
- Controlling weight, avoiding toxins and chemicals, and exploring supplements
- Sperm health (this can change dramatically!)
- DNA fragmentation and how to bring it down
- “There are so many things that you can do to shift the needle.”
11:54- FROZEN VS. FRESH CYCLE- WHAT IS SHE SEEING?
- What is the difference and what is the best practice?
- “There is a place for both.”
- What about day 3? day 5?
15:53- WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR FREEZING?
17:32- HOW DOES EMBRYO GRADING WORK?
18:52- PGS TESTING- PROS AND CONS?
- When you should consider it, the risks, incorrect results, and cost
23:00- TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EMBRYOLOGIST
24:35- HOW DOES SHE COPE WITH THE STRESS OF THE JOB?
- “It is a job where we cannot make a mistake.”
26:26- WHAT ARE YOU SEEING WITH PATIENCE WHO HAVE LOW AMH/HIGH FSC, POI?
27:32- IVF VS ICSI: WHICH IS BETTER?
28:35- FAVORITE RESOURCES AND WHERE TO CONNECT WITH KRISTEN
29:58- SUCCESS STORY: GETTING PREGNANT WITH ONE EGG
32:12- FINAL THOUGHTS FROM KRISTEN JONES
- “Don’t hesitate to reach out for help and support.”
- “You don’t need to do this alone.”
Apply here to work with us – https://bit.ly/getpregnantpodcast During our call we’ll be discussing what you have tried so far and where you’ve faced challenges.
This can feel stressful but is designed to help us get to the root cause of your fertility issues and will help me to give you the best possible action plan at the end of the call.
However, to reassure you – on this call we won’t be digging into the trauma associated with infertility/miscarriage/loss – rather we are focused on solutions and an ACTION PLAN as to how our Fab Fertile Method can help you get pregnant naturally.
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