This wonderful, challenging, rewarding and at times heart breaking field of reproductive medicine is ever changing and expanding with new technologies, treatments, and techniques. All with the goal of welcoming new life into this world. To continue to innovate and push our field forward, it is important to look back at where we started and how far we have come.
Category: Dr. Beltsos
Interview with: Bianca L. Rodriguez, Ed.M, LMFT, Authority Magazine, October 1, 2018
Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
One of the things that brought me to this career was when I was a medical student walking the halls of Michigan State University clinical campus in Saginaw Michigan. As I was in the hospital, I walked by a door with the words IVF lab. I thought to myself what a spectacular thing going on in that room! They are helping people create their families and could there be anything more magnificent? At that moment I decided I would apply for my obstetrics and gynecological Residency. Specifically at a place that would give me a good chance of getting the competitive spot in reproductive endocrinology training called a fellowship that would follow. Being involved in this area and space of science and medicine has been an amazing life opportunity.
Read the full interview with Dr. Beltsos.
September is PCOS Awareness Month! Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating condition that can have symptoms like weight gain, excess hair on the face, stress, anxiety, depression, and…infertility. For this month, Progyny is doing a three-part series on PCOS and Vios physician Dr. Angeline Beltsos participates to provide background on PCOS and how it affects women.
Episode 13: PCOS & Fertility, Progyny, September 10, 2018
Today we hear from Satoya Foster, Co-Founder of the PCOS Awareness Association, who tells us about when she started experiencing symptoms, her diagnosis, and her infertility struggles. Listen here.
Episode 14: PCOS & Awareness, Progyny, September 11, 2018
When Megan Stewart, founder of the PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA), was told to change her outlook on her condition she decided to change the world instead. We hear from Megan who tells us about a traumatic experience that drove her to create the PCOS Awareness Association, how she’s are trying to help others with PCOS, and the different events and resources available.
Interview with: VoyageChicago, September 4, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to Angie Beltsos.
Angie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We started Vios Fertility to help patients achieve the dream of a family. I found my calling as a medical student to pursue a career in reproductive endocrinology and fertility treatment. What a ride it has been! Absolutely amazing! Read the full interview here.
Radio show by: Creating a Family, July 2018
Sometimes the cause of infertility is not with the sperm meeting the egg, but with the embryo being able to implant into the uterus. What do we know about endometrial receptivity and implantation issues in infertility? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Angie Beltsos, the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute Chicago. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Listen here.
Article by: Lindsey Jacobson, ABC News, July 18, 2018
“Forty years after the first ever “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown was born, 33 percent of American adults report using fertility treatment or knowing someone who used fertility treatment to have a baby, according to a new study.” Read the article here.
From Left: Louise Brown, world’s first IVF baby, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Angeline Beltsos.
Video Interview, Fox 32 Chicago, June 7, 2018
Dr. Angeline Beltsos and the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, join FOX 32’s Anthony Ponce in Backseat Rider discussing fertility treatment as we celebrate 40 years of IVF. Watch the interview here.
Video Interview, ABC 7 Chicago, June 6, 2018
Article by: Jaclyn Anglis, First for Women, June 5, 2018
We can’t believe it’s been four whole decades since Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, was born in Bristol, England. But Brown, who paved the way for countless infertile couples to have babies, does indeed turn 40 on July 25, 2018. As she prepares to celebrate her birthday this summer, it’s worth taking a look back at how far we’ve come since her historic birth. Read the full article here.
Vios Fertility and the Midwest Reproductive Symposium international were honored to welcome Louise to Chicago to celebrate her birthday and learn more about her incredible journey as the world’s first IVF baby. Dr. Angeline Beltsos (far left) and Dr. Amber Cooper (second from right) celebrate with Louise at her birthday party!
By: Dr. Angie Beltsos, Medical Director & CEO
Preconception counseling is developing into something larger than life. We, as doctors talking to patients before they are pregnant, continue to strive for simplicity and comprehensiveness.
One egg and one sperm create a new person with genetic codes about who we are and who we will become. Human features are in genetic recipes that come half from the egg and half from the sperm. There can be mistakes in the code that get passed on to the child and in recessive traits, as long one normal part gets passed on, the abnormal one may be overshadowed. In order for the abnormality to show itself, both the egg and sperm would have to contribute the abnormal gene. Many conditions or diseases are passed on to children through generations and a simple but important blood test can detect these genetic diseases. All women who want to have a baby should consider the testing of their genetic code called “carrier screening.” Up to half of pregnancies are unplanned! Therefore testing, when going in for pap smears or birth control pills, is also a consideration. At our clinics, we offer carrier screening to couples trying to conceive which may help to identify abnormalities and optimize the chance of having a healthy baby.