Washington, D.C. – Given that fertility treatment outcomes are more favorable with early diagnosis and treatment, Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) remains committed to its core mission of fertility education and spreading awareness about infertility through their ongoing event series. Throughout the month of July, the practice will host six in-person seminars and three virtual webinars on topics ranging from what to expect when you’re not expecting, getting started with treatment, what your menstrual cycle says about your fertility, IVF, 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.
For couples who aren’t sure if they have infertility and whether they should see a fertility specialist, the event “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting” will address those questions. During the seminar, attendees will learn how infertility is defined, common causes of infertility, what to expect at the initial appointment with a physician, fertility tests to determine a diagnosis, treatment options, and financial options for affording fertility care.
“Couples who are having difficulty conceiving often have many questions and aren’t sure when the right time is to see a fertility specialist. SGF’s webinar ‘What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting’ is designed to answer questions, reduce anxiety, and arm couples with the information and confidence they need to take that first step,” says Dr. Monica Best of Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta who sees patients in Atlanta-Northside or Buckhead-Piedmont and who will be hosting the free event on July 10. Whether a person is just suspecting infertility or further along with an already established diagnosis, Dr. Best will provide insight on how reproductive endocrinologists define infertility, common causes, four simple tests that help to determine the underlying reason behind the inability to conceive, treatment options, success rates, financial and insurance options, and much more.
“We help patients make informed decisions and can provide much needed guidance to help them achieve their dreams of parenthood. You don’t have to do this alone,” reminds Dr. Best.
When people think of fertility treatment, they immediately assume in vitro fertilization (IVF). While IVF is often not the first line of treatment for patients, many patients do move forward with IVF in their fertility journey as it is among the most effective fertility treatment options due to advances in laboratory and treatment protocols.
“The more our patients understand the IVF process, the less intimidating this treatment option becomes. The biggest takeaway with IVF is that we continue to see improved pregnancy and delivery rates and a decrease in multiple pregnancies. Many couples are able to build their families, even, with just one cycle that offers the chance to freeze embryos for future use,” says Dr. Naveed Khan of SGF’s Leesburg and Dulles-Aldie, VA offices who will host the IVF webinar on Wednesday, July 24 at noon. Dr. Khan will walk attendees through the entire IVF process from diagnosis, stimulation medication, monitoring, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, to pregnancy.
To hear from a patient’s perspective about how they overcame fertility, read SGF’s patient storiesand be encouraged that there are now treatment options to help nearly every couple conceive.
While all SGF in-person and online events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events.
July Fertility Seminars: What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting
- July 10 | Fair Oaks, VA | Dr. Shruti Malik
- July 10 | Atlanta, GA | Dr. Monica Best
- July 11 | Annapolis, MD | Loretta Trumble, CRNP
- July 16 | Mechanicsburg, PA | Dr. Kara Nguyen
- July 17 | Richmond, VA | Dr. Erika Johnston
- July 23 | Frederick, MD | Dr. Jason Bromer
July Fertility Webinars
- July 16 | Getting Started Webinar | Gladys Wilkins, PA-C
- July 17 | What Your Menstrual Cycle Says about Your Fertility | Dr. Ricardo Yazigi
- July 24 | IVF Webinar | Dr. Naveed Khan
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 https://www.shadygrovefertility.com/resources/educational-resources.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 35 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, FL, 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 ShadyGroveFertility.com.