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Episode 43: What to Do if You’re Struggling with Infertility with Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli

Brief summary of show:

In this day and age, it’s likely we all know someone who has struggled with fertility issues and infertility in general.

I for one have had my share of fertility issues, as I share in this episode. It’s why I wanted to bring Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli onto my podcast to discuss such a sensitive topic, while giving you tips as you navigate your own fertility journey.

Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli is an award-winning, board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at CCRM Fertility in Colorado. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine where she was the recipient of the Carbee Award. During her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University, she received the Michael Newton Award for Clinical Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [00:00:33] My own journey with infertility

  • [00:03:40] The statistics around how many families are impacted by infertility

  • [00:07:34] Some of the main triggers for infertility

  • [00:08:17] When you should seek help in your fertility journey

  • [00:10:49] The scientific advancements in fertility and genetic screening of embryos

  • [00:15:45] The benefits of freezing your eggs at a young age if you want to start a family later in life

  • [00:16:36] The associated costs and how it may be more accessible than anticipated

  • [00:20:53] Changes you can make today to help you in conceiving

  • [00:22:46] The Acai study being conducted by CCRM

Dr. Kondapalli received the AAMC Women in Medicine and Science Professional Leadership Award in 2013 and was named a 2019 Castle Connolly Exceptional Woman in Medicine. For the last four years (2018-2021), Dr. Kondapalli received the designation of “Top Doctor” in the state of Colorado by 5280 Magazine.

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