TV, Radio, Podcasts
Interviews on TV and for podcasts are an excellent way to increase awareness surrounding issues of infertility and miscarriage.
Thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to be on the #asawoman podcast with @nataliecrawfordmd. Listen to episode 40 ‘Infertility and Stress’ to hear us discuss the importance of mental health while dealing with infertility and miscarriage.
Key points we want everyone to know:
Stress, depression, and anxiety are extremely common in patients struggling to complete their family - you may be surprised by the statistics we quote including Natalie’s own research.
Infertility and it’s treatments can be stressful and the most common reason patients drop out of treatment is not financial limitations or poor prognosis - it’s depression and anxiety in our patients.
Addressing mental health in our patients increases success with treatment.
We cannot eliminate stress but we can limit it’s impact on our health with stress management tools.
Stress management techniques do not have to be expensive or take significant time to utilize.
Patients feeling depressed, anxious, stressed are not alone.
❤️Taking care of yourself is not selfish - self care is essential❤️
I loved having the opportunity to discuss this incredibly important topic!
Grateful for the opportunity to go on Seattle’s King 5 with Michelle Li and Jake Whittenberg to discuss October’s Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month and the screening of the miscarriage documentary, ‘Don’t Talk About the Baby.’ I appreciated the open dialogue with these compassionate anchors about the personal struggle of grief, the public lack of awareness of how common miscarriage can be, and the effort to increase awareness to help those suffering with loss to feel less alone and less broken. A true honor to take steps to shatter stigma surrounding miscarriage.
Screening the documentary, ‘Don’t Talk About the Baby’ for October’s Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. This first of its kind documentary combines personal stories and expert interviews with one goal: shattering the stigma surrounding miscarriage and pregnancy loss. My practice Pacific NW Fertility sponsored the screening of the film at the SIFF theater in Queen Anne. We were thrilled to have the director and producer of the film, Ann Zumidio, return to Seattle where she filmed interviews (including me!) . After the screening Kaci Aitchison from King 5 and Q13 hosted a panel of local miscarriage advocates discussing support and wellness opportunities for couples with loss. All ticket sale were donated to the local non-profit miscarriage support non-profit, Parent Support of Puget Sound. This was an incredible event bringing people together to talk, discuss, and take steps to break the cycle of shame around pregnancy loss. You can find the film on amazon prime and vimeo.
Talking miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss for the Radio Show, Creating A Family, with its founder, Dawn Davenport. Grateful for the opportunity to help increase awareness for common causes and treatment options for couples suffering from miscarriage.
This was an incredible event: a live recording with two of my favorite co-hosts (Sarah and Kaela) from the Infertile Mafia podcast. Kaela hosted a live audience of infertility warriors in her home and recorded interviews with me on toxins and reproductive, Dr. Natalie Crawford on her goals for social media and education, Dr. Roohi Jeelani on her research and fertility journey, Dr. Lauren Schneider on her experience with surrogacy, and Christine from Infertility Illustrated on her own experiences with miscarriages on the way to her rainbow baby. I am honored to have this opportunity!
What an honor to be on one of my favorite podcasts with my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Natalie Crawford, discussing a topic I am passionate about: Toxins and Reproduction. Here’s Dr. Crawford’s description of our interview:
“This week the #asawoman podcast has special guest @drlorashahine as we talk about environmental toxins and your fertility. This was the MOST impactful talk at @mrsi_meeting and after it 90% of physicians said they would start to counsel patients different about their environment. I really enjoyed the story of how BPA was found to be harmful to ovarian reserve (the number of eggs you have left), and the truth is - it was on accident. In Dr. Patricia Hunt’s lab at Case Western she was evaluating mice, there was a sudden and significant (40%) decrease in ovarian reserve. After a very complete evaluation, it was found that new water bottles now contained BPA. She hypothesized that the BPA was leaching into the water and impacting the ovarian reserve of these mice and after controlled dose-dependent experiments she proved this. (As an aside, too many timelines about BPA discovery leave Dr. Hunt out of this important story. I love how Lora amplifies women and always includes mention of Dr. Hunt and her important role in our knowledge of BPA and fertility). And in fact, human studies have confirmed a trend with a decrease in the number of antral follicles and ovarian reserve measurements in infertile women with highest versus lowest level of BPA exposure [Souter Reprod Toxic 2013]. Listen to learn more, but you should be inspired to take charge of your fertility and your overall health. If this is what environmental toxins such as BPA can do to your ovaries, imagine what it does to other parts of your body. Make an effort to understand that the things you do and what you exposure yourself to has a real impact on your body, your health, and your fertility.”
Thrilled to be on the Mastering Your Fertility Podcast discussing miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Here’s the description: In episode 32, we interview reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Lora Shahine, about recurrent pregnancy loss and the reality of conventional fertility treatments. Dr. Shahine is a wealth of knowledge on the subject of miscarriage and has even written a book on the subject, called Not Broken. The book helps couples navigate the often disheartening and frustrating process of trying to investigate the cause of multiple losses and also provides an evidence-based resource on treatment options that can help increase the chances for a successful pregnancy in the future. In the episode, you'll learn about the most common cause of miscarriage, the first steps to evaluating a couple that has experienced multiple losses, and some of the things you can start doing now to reduce your risk. We also talk through some of the myths surrounding fertility and conventional treatment options and give you advice on how to choose the right clinic and care team for you.
Thrilled to be on King 5’s Take 5 Show discussing the exciting news that Washington State now has the strongest policy regulating chemical use in products made into law recently when Governor Jay Inslee’s signed Senate Bill 5135, The Pollution Prevention for Our Future Act. This bill is so important because now in the State of Washington 1) chemicals can be classified into categories - we don’t have to limit our request for each bisphenol (there are many more than just BPA) - by grouping chemicals into categories we can make changes faster. and 2) Putting the decision making for limitations on chemicals for safety out of political bickering and into the Department of Ecology. I appreciate what the group Toxic Free Future has worked so hard for over 10 year to accomplish and grateful to be able to share this news with our community.
The Infertile Mafia podcast does an amazing job of delivering informative content without getting too serious. Sarah Bruna and Kaela McDougall are quick to admit they are not doctors but have PhD’s in infertility knowledge from their own struggles to conceive. Thrilled to be the first reproductive endocrinologist they have interviewed - in this two part podcast (we just couldn’t stop talking) we review my journey to caring for infertility and miscarriage patients, finding the right IVF lab, egg freezing, and more. Here’s Part 1.
The Infertile Mafia podcast does an amazing job of delivering informative content without getting too serious. Sarah Bruna and Kaela McDougall are quick to admit they are not doctors but have PhD’s in infertility knowledge from their own struggles to conceive. Thrilled to be the first reproductive endocrinologist they have interviewed - in this two part podcast (we just couldn’t stop talking) we review my journey to caring for infertility and miscarriage patients, finding the right IVF lab, egg freezing, and more. Here’s Part 2.
Loved talking to Vikki Carter, author and educator, for her podcast ‘Authors of the Pacific Northwest.’ I’ve learned so much about self-publishing, promotion, and inspiration as an author from her podcast and honored to share my own process (not glamorous!) in this interview.
Catching up with Griffin Jones, founder of Fertility Bridge, on his wonderful podcast “Inside Reproductive Health.” I loved talking about how I chose to work at my practice Pacific NW Fertility, my current role as owner, physician, partner, and my passion for connecting on social media. We delve into the new world of physicians on social media - something I enjoy but may not be for everyone. Here’s the podcast and write up.
Debunking common fertility myths with Kaci Aitchison on King 5 Seattle’s Take 5 Show on February 25th. We covered common misconceptions like ‘Testosterone helps male fertility’, ‘IVF means twins or triplets’, and 'It’s easy to get pregnant.’ Click here to watch to the segment and learn more facts about fertility. Grateful for the opportunity to increase awareness about infertility and shatter some of the common misconceptions.
Thank you Shelly Mettling for the opportunity to come on your incredible ‘Life After Miscarriage’ podcast to discuss recurrent miscarriage. The best part of the interview was when you discovered you were interviewing the author of ‘Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss', a book you just started reading!
Here I am on King 5’s Take 5 Live with Kaci Aitchison discussing the importance of environmental toxins on our health. We discuss BPA and phthalates, endocrine disruptors found in many household products, and their effects on fertility, obesity, diabetes, and more. It can be overwhelming to learn about this issues at first but my advice is take it one product at a time and be your own advocate. Learn about resources like apps for your smart phone you can use in the store to help you choose safer products!
Here with Kaci Aitchison on King 5 Take 5 discussing Michelle Obama’s revelation of her own struggles with infertility, miscarriage, and use of IVF to complete her family. Sharing our stories can decrease the stigma surrounding the issues and I applaud Michelle Obama for her bravery in sharing her own.
Here’s my interview with Valerie Landis, the creator of Eggsperience.com, a website with information on all things egg freezing, and EgologyClub, a podcast on all things fertility and journey to parenthood in the modern age.
I loved discussing my approach to recurrent miscarriage and my books with Valerie during this interview you can find on her eggsperience.com website.
Thrilled to share my interview with Michelle Li and Annie Kuo on King 5 News from October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We discuss the importance of that day, 'Don't Talk About the Baby' the documentary on miscarriage we're both in, and my new book, 'Not Broken Illustrated A Gift for Those Who Have Suffered Pregnancy Loss.' Quite a packed interview full of resources to help you or someone you love coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. So thankful for this opportunity!
On this interview with Heather Hueman (infertility warrior) and Beat Infertility podcast host we discuss being an advocate for yourself on your journey through recurrent miscarriage and infertility. Choosing the right miscarriage specialist and building resilience through adversity via self care can be components of advocating for yourself. Here’s Episode 176: ‘Selecting A Miscarriage Specialist'.’
“This Is Infertility,” a podcast by Progyny, is a fusion of narrative storytelling with experience and science to give listens a new perspective on what it’s really like to through the infertility journey. In this Podcast, hosted by Taylor Burbach, my reflections on facts, evidence, evaluation, and treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss are woven into Emily Simpson of the Real Housewives of Orange County sharing her personal journey through multiple miscarriages.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson is so easy to talk to and I loved being on her podcast, Seattle Mama Doc. On this episode, we discuss all things miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss: definitions, statistics, evaluation, and facts to help you navigate your care.
Here's my interview with Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson for her fantastic podcast, Seattle Mama Doc. We talk infertility facts including the common struggle of secondary infertility (difficulty having another baby after having your first).
Jenny Cerbelle hosts a facebook group "1 in 4 Emotional Support for Women who have been affected by Miscarriage" and share her own journey through recurrent miscarriage while providing support for others. We did a facebook live interview in which I shared facts and support option on miscarriage and answered questions from viewers. Watch the interview here.
I loved doing this interview with Mary Wong, Traditional Chinese Medicine expert, author, and health educator. We're talking alcohol, marijuana, and fertility so there's going to be a few laughs mixed in with reviewing current evidence and offering practical advice for optimizing health and improving chances of conception.
Here's my interview with Monica Moore, co-founder of the wonderful Fertility Nurse's Newsletter. She and her partner, Mary Vietzke, are nurses and educators, who write a monthly informative newsletter designed for fertility nurses and caregivers. Monica asked me about caring for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss and I enjoyed sharing my thoughts and expertise. You can see the youtube video here and sign up for the free monthly newsletter by emailing here .
Here's my interview for the Celmatix blog answering questions about healing after miscarriage. I review common misconceptions about miscarriage and how unique the healing process can be for each person. Loved ones can mean well but say the wrong things all the time - learn how to be supportive of yourself and others.
Here on King5 Mornings with Amity Addrisi discussing how Mother's Day can be a celebration for many but a painful reminder for those that are on their journey but not mothers yet. I was happy to share the Yoga for Fertility event sponsored by my practice, Pacific NW Fertility, later that day. Lynn Jensen, yogi who focuses on yoga for fertility held a special Mother's day weekend event at Sol Yoga in Seattle. PNWF, Lynn Jensen, and Sol Yoga came together to highlight the importance of self-care during stressful times.
Back on Q13 to discuss the emotional impact of infertility. I answer the question, 'Does stress cause infertility' and discuss strategies for people struggling with infertility and miscarriage to deal with stress and improve outcomes. I also loved promoting my practice's Mother's Day Yoga for Fertility Event! A way to recognize how difficult it can be to be a 'not a mother yet' on this holiday and the importance of self-care.
Here's my interview with Praijat Deshpande on the impact of environmental toxins on fertility and miscarriage risk on the podcast Delivering Miracles. I review the science behind how chemical like BPA and phthalates found in many common household products can impact egg quality, sperm quality, and pregnancy outcomes and give helpful tips on simple ways we can reduce our exposure to these toxins. Listen to the show here.
Up early Saturday morning 4/21/18 for a live interview with Alexandra Lewis on Q13 News Morning Show. I told her all about the Footsteps for Fertility 5K happening in Seattle later that day. 2018 was the second year the whole fertility community came together to increase awareness for infertility. Proud of my practice, Pacific NW Fertility, that donated a grant for fertility treatment. What a wonderful to kick off National Infertility Awareness Week. Watch the segment here.
Morning radio interview with Kyle Pauley on KXRO Morning News for National Infertility Awareness Week discussing infertility facts and the importance of insurance coverage for treatment. Listen to the show here.
I loved doing this podcast with Karenna Wood from Your Fertility Hub on miscarriage and recurrent loss. In this in-depth interview, we delve into the whole range of approaches to recurrent miscarriage including medical, Chinese medicine, lifestyle and emotional factors. We unwrap some of the confusion in this area and help you feel more confident in your next steps on your journey. You can listen to the podcast here or watch the video of the interview here.
Here's my interview with Parijat Deshpande, LLC, for her podcast, Delivering Miracles. Episode 54: 'What You Should Know if You've Experienced Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.' We discuss what motivated me to open the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at PNWF in Seattle and advice from my book, 'Not Broken' on how to navigate this difficult territory and find the support you need on the journey.
Here's my interview with Christy for her podcast, Pregnancy Loss Journey. We discussed causes of miscarriage, the emotional impact, confusing terms and definitions used by doctors, and environmental toxins and miscarriage. I enjoyed sharing why I wrote my book, Not Broken, who it's for, and the meaning of the cover image. Enjoy Listening!
Honored to be interviewed for Beat Infertility, a fertility podcast I've enjoyed listening to for years.
I discuss with my co-author, Stephanie Gianarelli, about my first book: Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy: An Integrative Approach to Fertility Care. We explore both Eastern and Western approaches to fertility treatment and how an integrative approach can work beautifully. Enjoy!
Heather Huhman has been interviewing and exploring fertility journeys since 2015 and I'm a part of Episode 105 (Wow!). She combines experts in the field with personal stories and anyone who wants to learn more about all aspects of fertility should check out this podcast!
I love dispelling myths about infertility and fertility treatment. Here's an interview with Kaci Aitchison form Q13Fox News Seattle where I discuss 3 common misconceptions about IVF.
"Does stress cause infertility?" Is one of the most common questions I hear every day. It's hard to tease part which comes first because struggling to complete your family is one of the most stressful and emotionally challenging experiences someone can have. Kaci Aitchison interviewed me for her piece on this important topic for Q13Fox News. Learn more on this topic from my piece for Huffington Post.
It was a privilege to talk to Kaci Aichinson from Q13FoxNews about something near and dear to me: recurrent miscarriage. In honor of October's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Kaci asked me about my practice, my book 'Not Broken', and helped increase awareness for my positive message to women suffering from pregnancy loss: Stay hopeful because you are not broken.
Kaci Aitchison from Q13Fox News in Seattle has been open about her own fertility struggles. Through her willingness to share her own experience and report on many aspects of infertility, she is helping the millions of people that face this struggle every day. Here is a piece that aired on Q13News where she interviews me about fertility myths, treatment options, and more. The best part about this interview is her personality - she always makes me laugh!
I loved doing this interactive Facebook live interview with Kaci Aitchison from Q13Fox News! I answered questions from people who wrote in before and during the show. Thank you to Kaci for making it a fun conversation and thank you to the people who asked such thoughtful and interesting questions!
One of my favorite interviews yet with friend and colleague Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh on her show, The Egg Whisperer. Every week Dr. Aimee discusses fertility issues, answers questions live, and connects with people around the world. We discussed miscarriage, environmental exposures and reproduction, acupuncture, testing, treatment and more. It's a jam-packed 30 minutes with a few laughs along the way. Enjoy watching!
I loved doing this Facebook Live Interview with Toronto-based acupuncturist and author, Mary Wong. In podcast #53 we discuss common misconceptions of miscarriage and highlight the role of men in miscarriage and emotional impact of recurrent pregnancy loss. I met Mary at the Integrative Fertility Conference in Vancouver and love learning about her approach to fertility care from an Eastern Perspective. She has written a wonderful book, Pathways to Pregnancy, which combines helpful suggestions for optimizing fertility with personal stories from couples struggling to complete their families.
Here's my interview with Steven Mavros for his podcast, Waiting for Babies. Steven is a fertility acupuncturist from Philadelphia and a storyteller with a passion for sharing the inspirational fertility stories he hears through his work. In this podcast, we discuss my journey from growing up in North Carolina to establishing the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle, the link between diminished ovarian reserve and miscarriage, and the hope I try to instill in people with miscarriages with my book, Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.
Back again on the Warm 106.9 Sunday morning radio show, "Inspirational Women," for an interview with acupuncturist, Stephanie Gianarelli. Host, Kate, points out that in her 20 years of interviews this is her first show dedicated to miscarriage (which can affect up to 1 in 4 couples trying to conceive). We discuss all aspects of my book, Not Broken, and move towards removing the stigma surrounding miscarriage. Aired Sunday June 11, 2017. My favorite part is explaining to Kate why Mick Jagger can have a baby at 72 years old but women's eggs have an expiration date. It's all about genetics! Listen to the show here.
Here's my interview for Voice America with Dr. Suzanne Phillips. We review all aspects of miscarriage - especially the emotional impact and ways to find support. Suzanne asked insightful questions and shared her own experience with miscarriage and difficulty finding the right care for her.
Interview for genneve podcast with Jill Angelo
I enjoyed this interview with Jill Angelo, CEO of genneve. We touched on many fascinating rends in fertility today: fertility preservation with embryo banking, why female age is different than male age in fertility, and more. You can also find the podcast on iTunes.
Live radio interview with Dawn Davenport for Creating a Family show
I enjoyed talking with Dawn Davenport in this interview about the evaluation and treatment for miscarriage, emotional support, and more topics from my book, Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.
KOMO News Interview: Twins and Myths of Fertility
Gabe Cohen from KOMO News interviewed me about twins and fertility treatment. Since Beyonce and George Clooney announced they are expecting twins (separately!) I've had more patients ask for twins. Although 2 embryos can be transferred in many cases, the goal is one healthy baby at a time.
My first radio show. I'm interviewed here on the 106.9 Warm Sunday Morning Show "Inspirational Women." January 31, 2016. Stephanie Gianarelli and I discuss our book, Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy, and how we integrate Eastern and Western medicine techniques when we work together to help fertility patients.
Q13 News Interview: Integrative Approach to Fertility Care
This is my first live TV interview on infertility. Kaci Aitchison is interviewing Stephanie Gianarelli, my co-author for the book Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy: An Integrative Approach to Fertility Care, and me live on Q13News. We review the impact of stress on infertility and how an integrated approach to care can benefit patients.