If you’ve ever had to walk through recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility, you know how overwhelming it can be to figure out what doctors to see, what to test for, and what treatments to try.
And, unfortunately, many women also experience doctors who gaslight them or insurance companies who won’t pay for testing until they’ve had a certain number of miscarriages (yep, it sucks).
Even with additional testing, many women still get labeled with “unexplained” infertility or loss, which leaves them with more questions than answers.
So in this episode of SHE, I wanted to share more about my fertility journey and what I did differently with my fourth pregnancy, which resulted in our son, Shepherd.
Together, my friend Anna and I talk about how reproductive immunology played a role in our successful pregnancies and what the experience was like for us.
We chat about our losses, the frustrations we experienced with different doctors, what tests we tried, and ultimately, what we did that made all the difference.
Learn More About Reproductive Immunology
Whether you’re walking through recurrent pregnancy loss, repeated IVF failures, or you know someone who is struggling on their family-building journey, tune in to this episode to learn:
- My story of recurrent loss
- What reproductive immunology is
- What it’s like working with a reproductive immunologist (RI) and what tests to expect
- Why doctors may not be proactive in testing and how to advocate for your health
- How to navigate balancing modern medicine with a holistic approach
- Resources to learn more about reproductive immunology
Want to dig deeper? Check out these resources mentioned in this episode:
And I want to hear from you! Let me know in the comments: have you ever heard of reproductive immunology?