Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) equips their current and prospective patients with frequent free, online and in person events to build on their foundation of education and awareness. Throughout the month of August, the practice will host eight in-person seminars and three virtual webinars on topics ranging from what to expect when you’re not expecting, egg freezing, in vitro fertilization (IVF), what your menstrual cycle says about your fertility, and more. Each event concludes with a question and answer session so that attendees have the opportunity to get their questions answered by the practice’s physician experts.

Many couples who are beginning to wonder if it’s time to see a fertility specialist will benefit from the seminar, “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting.” During the live event, attendees will learn what red flags signal it’s time to see a specialist, what an initial consult with a reproductive endocrinologist looks like, how fertility is diagnosed often through four simple tests, and what treatment options are available.

“A more informed patient is a more confident patient. Infertility is challenging to discuss but we want to alleviate a couple’s concerns by answering any and all questions they have,” says Sandy Li, M.D., of SGF’s Rockville and K Street offices and who will be hosting an event on August 6. “No matter what stage of their fertility journey patients are in, we’re here to help explain what to expect, guide, and counsel along the way,” adds Li.

SGF offers many options to overcome infertility, from non-invasive to highly advanced. Since every couple’s diagnosis is different, SGF tailors their approach for each patient. “While IVF is a common and effective course of action, it isn’t always necessary. With IVF, our physicians often use a customized predictive analytics model, called PRISM, created using thousands of data points from former SGF patients to determine pregnancy probability. We’re transparent with you throughout your treatment and believe that straightforward transparency and trust will give you confidence and clarity moving forward,” says Brad Swelstad, M.D., of SGF’s Woodbridge and Fair Oaks, VA offices and who will be hosting the free event on August 15.

While all SGF in-person and online events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the SGF calendar of events.

August Fertility Seminars 
August 6 | Rockville, MD | Sandy Li, M.D. 
August 7 | Fairfax, VA | Eric Levens, M.D. 
August 14 | Atlanta, GA | Anne Namnoum, M.D. 
August 14 | Richmond, VA | Anish Shah, M.D. 
August 15 | Chesterbrook, PA | Brianna Schumacher, M.D. 
August 15 | Woodbridge, VA | Brad Swelstad, M.D. 
August 22 | Fredericksburg, VA | Nancy Durso, M.D.

August Egg Freezing Seminar 
August 13 | Arlington, VA | Susan Strellec, PA-C

August Fertility Webinars 
August 13 | What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting | Andrea Reh, M.D. 
August 27 | IVF | Caleb Kallen, M.D. 
August 29 | What Your Menstrual Cycle Says about Your Fertility| Paulette Browne, M.D.

To view SGF’s growing library of free, on-demand webinars, E-books, and other education resources on topics such as endometriosis, PCOS, low-tech treatment options, weight and infertility, and much more, visit

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) 
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 36 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit