Ep 47: Everything You Want to Know About Fertility and Pregnancy with Fertility Specialist Dr. Cindy Duke – All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #47: Everything You Want to Know About Fertility and Pregnancy with Fertility Specialist Dr. Cindy Duke 

I'm so excited to have today's guest on the show to talk about a topic I know many of my listeners are really interested in: fertility. Whether you're actively trying for a baby or are only just starting to consider getting pregnant, it's good to know what to expect with your fertility and when to seek help.

To talk all about fertility today we're joined by the amazing Dr. Cindy Duke. Cindy M.P. Duke is a M.D. Ph.D trained Physician Scientist who is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is also an active member of her community and is also the host of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ (aka GriPSSI) Podcast, which is aimed at highlighting the work and dynamic career paths of women and girls around the globe! 

Dr. Duke and I talk about what you should expect from your fertility appointments, when you should seek to meet with a fertility specialist, and some of the common obstacles she sees couples facing when they are trying to get pregnant. 

We also discuss the importance of male partners taking part in the fertility process, too, because often times there are fertility issues on their end as well. You'll leave this episode with a much better understanding of fertility treatment and all the questions you should be prepared to ask a fertility specialist!

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • Why and how Dr. Duke got into the field of fertility 
  • When people see fertility specialists in their pregnancy journeys
  • How to prepare for your first visit to the fertility specialist and what they'll ask
  • Three questions to ask your fertility specialist
  • The top three things Dr. Duke sees people dealing with in terms of infertility
  • Why a male partner should partake in fertility appointments and treatments
  • Why you don't need to break the bank for ovulation test, pregnancy tests, and vitamins/supplements
  • Dr. Duke's thoughts on complementary or alternative fertility treatments, like teas, supplements, and acupuncture
  • Common misconceptions about fertility appointments and treatments

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Keywords

Pregnancy, fertility, infertility, male fertility, in vitro fertilization, IVF, supplements

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