We host and attend a number of fertility awareness & education events throughout the year. We believe that education is a major factor in understanding fertility and being prepared when an infertility diagnosis is given. Education creates awareness and can help reduce the stigma of infertility. See below for a list of upcoming events. If you know of an event we should attend or are interested in hosting a private fertility education & awareness event for your friends, employees or organization, contact us at [email protected]!

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2021 Events

MedTeach & Mocktails

EVERY Monday (except holidays) I  5:00 PM CST/ 3:00 PM PST

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Every Monday at 5 PM Central Time/ 3 PM Pacific Time, we host a live, virtual, “MedTeach & Mocktail” event. Attendance is strongly recommended for all Vios patients and considered an essential part of treatment for all our first-time IVF patients. During this live demonstration, our in-house pharmacy technician will review each injectable medication included in our protocols, demonstrate their use, and answer questions live. This event is free to Vios patients and registration is required.

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Past Events

What To Expect: Your First Frozen Embryo Transfer

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  I  12:00 PM CST

Facebook Live (Click to access)

The embryo transfer is the second half of an IVF cycle where the embryo is placed carefully in the uterus in hopes it will implant and grow into a pregnancy. As with all aspects of the fertility journey, we know our patients have many questions about the process, what they can expect, and how to optimize their chances for a successful outcome.

Dr. Ellen Hayes and our Milwaukee Nurse Practitioner, Sonja, give an overview of the frozen embryo transfer process to help you feel more prepared and empowered for what may come next.

What Every IVF Patient Needs to Know

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  I  12:00 PM CST

Facebook Live (Click to access)

Dr. Julie Rhee and one of our extraordinary nurses, Margeaux, cover the ins and outs of IVF that every patient needs to know in this interactive Facebook Live!

Join to learn their suggestions of what patients need to know to feel more comfortable and empowered as a partner in their fertility care. They’ll cover topics like understanding medication, embryo grading, signs/ symptoms to watch for (and which ones are “normal”), and answer questions.. Tune in live to ask yours!

Fertility Innovations: All About IVM

Tuesday, October 26, 2021  I  1:00 PM CST

Facebook Live (Click to access)

One of our core values at Vios Fertility Institute is Innovation and we are thrilled to have one of the pioneers of In Vitro Maturation on our team. Dr. Jared Robins will talk with Dr. Ellen Hayes about this treatment option where immature eggs are retrieved and matured in the lab in order to be fertilized and create embryos. Send in your questions and join us live for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion!

Fertility Rally: Rally Live

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Rally Live is Fertility Rally’s all-day virtual event, with keynote speakers, two panels, and 16 breakout sessions. Our very own Dr. Shannel Adams will be presenting on male factor infertility and Dr. Amber Cooper will discuss environmental toxins and the impact on fertility. If you can’t attend live, the event can be accessed for up to 30 days so you can watch it at your leisure!

From Embie to Baby Virtual Summit

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Embie is the only mobile app exclusively made for women going through Fertility treatments such as IVF & IUI cycles. This free, virtual, event features over 25 speakers from medical professionals, therapists, coaches, and lifestyle experts along with infertility community members sharing their best advice for surviving, thriving and succeeding in your fertility treatments. In particular, we are excited to have Dr. MacKenzie Purdy talking about Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Dr. Kari von Goeben sharing her knowledge about genetic testing options.

Mental Health, Stress, and Fertility

Wednesday, October 20  I  12:00 PM CST

Facebook Live (click to access)

It is well known that infertility and the process of fertility treatment is stressful. For many patients, this aspect of care can be more difficult than the treatment itself. So how do you cope? And does the stress of treatment impact the outcomes? Join Dr. Violet Klenov for this interactive Facebook Live to hear the facts on this topic and her suggestions for coping.

Oncofertility with Dr. Erica Louden and Dr. Ismail Mert

Tuesday, October 12 | 12:30 PM CST

Facebook Live (click to access)

Dr. Erica Louden has a passion for Oncofertility and helping those who need it. Join her and Dr. Ismail Mert, a gynecological oncologist from Advocate Health Care, as they discuss information on breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers – awareness, importance of regular check ups, and fertility preservation prior to treatment as well as fertility options after. 

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Menstrual Cycle

Wednesday, October 6  I  12:00 PM CST

Facebook Live (watch replay here)

Dr. Kari von Goeben is personally fascinated by and with the menstrual cycle and the powerful information it provides. As women, we aren’t often taught all the ins and outs of our cycles. Whether you are looking to conceive or not, understanding your cycle is a key part of your health. During this Facebook Live, Dr. von Goeben shares the basics of what everyone should know about their cycle – and answer all the questions about, “is this normal?”

What to expect: Your first IVF cycle

Facebook Live (Click to access)

Tuesday, September 28 I 12:00 PM CT

During this Facebook Live event, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Sonja Araoz, APRN, FNP-BC, talk through all the details of an IVF Cycle, addressing the most frequently asked questions we hear from patients embarking on their first cycle.

Fertility Facts with Vios Fertility Institute – Portland

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Hello Portland and Vancouver! Vios Fertility Institute is proud to bring our patient-centric, innovative, and collaborative approach to fertility care to the Pacific Northwest. Watch this interactive and informative webinar to meet Dr. Shannel Adams, hear her top tips for fertility health, and meet our Portland team.

PCOS: What Every Woman Should Know

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September is National PCOS Awareness Month and just so happens to be one of our favorite topics at Vios Fertility Institute! Watch this Facebook live to meet one of our newest physicians, Dr. Kari von Goeben, and learn from her all the ins and outs of PCOS, including what it is, the causes, and the impact PCOS can have if you’re trying to conceive. 

Endometriosis: What Every Woman Should Know

Thursday, September 9 I 1:30 PM EST/ 12:30 PM CST/ 10:30 AM PST

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Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility among women in the U.S. Watch this Facebook Live to meet and learn from one of our newest Vios Fertility Institute providers, Dr. Jared Robins, who is an expert on this condition.
He discusses things like what is endometriosis and how is it diagnosed and managed. As one of the leading researchers on this condition, he’ll be able to answer your questions about how to reduce chronic symptoms and navigate the condition if you are trying to conceive.

Black Women’s Expo

August 20- 22 | 10 AM CST- 6 PM CST

We were so proud to participate in this event and meet so many of you! Special thanks to Dr. Shannel Adams and Dr. Erica Louden along with special guests including; Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Regina Townsend of Broken Brown Egg, and Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards- Dunn of Fertility For Colored Girls. 

Facebook Live: Preparing For Your First Fertility Appointment

Tuesday, August 10  I  12:30 PM CST

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We know it can feel intimidating to see a fertility doctor for the first time. During this Facebook Live, Dr. Ellen Hayes and our newest nurse practitioner Sonja Araoz from our Milwaukee clinic will walk through what new patients can expect from this experience at Vios.

IG Live: Does weight and lifestyle affect fertility?

Dr. Ellen Hayes spoke with Fertility Help Hub about the impact weight and lifestyle may have on fertility and fertility treatment. Learn more about what you can do to improve your chances of fertility success through scientifically-backed strategies.

“Mythbusting” webinar with Dr. Amber Cooper

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Together with our friends at Future Family, Dr. Amber Cooper shared some common fertility myths and the facts to debunk these common misconceptions.

Fertility Rally & Vios Member Meetup

Fertility Rally offers a wealth of support and information for people in the trenches of a fertility journey. During this casual, virtual, “meet up”, Vios patients were invited to join Fertility Rally members along with Dr. Julie Rhee and Dr. Erica Louden to get the inside scoop on “what you really need to know as a fertility patient.” Dr. Rhee and Dr. Louden answered some patient FAQs and there were fun giveaways from our new Vios Shop!

Facebook Live: LGBTQIA+ Family Building

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Dr. Violet Klenov and Dr. MacKenzie Purdy shared information and answered questions about options for LGBTQIA+ Family Building.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss with Fertility Help Hub

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Dr. Shannel Adams and Dr. Julie Rhee joined Eloise from Fertility Help Hub to talk all things miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss and answered questions.

IG Live with Dr. Roohi Jeelani and Fertility Rally

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Listen in to Dr. Roohi Jeelani, along with Ali and Blair from Fertility Rally, talk about how to use social media for support and the power of community.

Fertility Treatment Financing 101

Lead Financial Navigator, Courtney Bilyeu, and our partner, Future Family, partnered for a webinar to discuss your options when it comes to financing your fertility care & treatment.

You & Your Fertility: The Facts to Know

Dr. Julie RheeDr. Ellen Hayes, and Dr. Erica Louden discuss all things fertility. Have a friend who is struggling to conceive? Invite her to watch and get a jumpstart on all the education she needs to feel empowered to take the next step.

Instagram Live: All About Egg Freezing

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Dr. Shannel Adams and Dr. Erica Louden discussed all things egg freezing. Learn about the benefits, the process, and how egg freezing can preserve your fertility. Questions were answered live.

Facebook Live: Fertility Wellness Check Ups

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Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Mackenzie Purdy discussed Fertility Wellness Check Ups- what they are, why it’s important and when to check in. They also answered your questions live.

Instagram Live: Celebrating Black Female Physicians

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Dr. Shannel Adams and Dr. Erica Louden shared a casual conversation about their path to medicine, their education, who inspires them, and more. They also took questions from viewers!

Facebook Live: Why InvoCell May Be A Great Fertility Option For You

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Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Julie Rhee talk about InvoCell, the innovative option that provides a step between IUI and IVF reducing costs, stimulation medications, and allows the female body to incubate embryos rather than a lab. Learn more about how InvoCell works, typical success rates, and if it could be right for you!

Instagram Live: The TMRW Platform and What It Means for Patients

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Dr. Angie Beltsos, Vios CEO and Chief Medical Officer, TMRW Life Sciences Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Joshua Abram, and the very first patients in the world to have their embryos stored in the TMRW platform, Mayrav Dolgin and Renee Genova shared a live discussion on Instagram about how the TMRW platform works and what it means for patients.

Instagram Live: Real Talk and Myth-Busting

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Dr. Erica Louden and Regina Townsend of the Broken Brown Egg shared a conversation about Black women and fertility and answered many questions from the audience covering a range of topics including common challenges Black women face in their fertility journeys to the support and advocacy resources available – and what opportunities they see for improvement.

Facebook Live: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 8:30 AM

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Dr. MacKenzie Purdy will be featured on Fox2 in St. Louis to discuss Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. After the segment, she will answer your questions live on the Vios Fertility Institute Facebook Page.

Facebook Live: Ovarian Aging

Thursday, December 8, 2020 | 8:30 AM

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Dr. Violet Klenov of Vios Fertility Institute in St. Louis answered live questions about ovarian aging. Click the link above to watch.

Facebook Live: Fertility Treatments During a Pandemic

Thursday, November 23, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Dr. Julie Rhee talks fertility care during the COVID-19 pandemic and answered live questions on the topic. Click the link above to watch.

Facebook Live: IVF 101-Part II: Your Questions Answered

Thursday, November 22, 2020 | 11:45 AM

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Want to know more about in vitro fertilization (IVF)? If you are considering the process as a way to build your family – or just curious and gathering information for the future – Vios is a great resource for the ins and outs of this amazing treatment.
During this Facebook Live, Vios physician Dr. MacKenzie Purdy will review the IVF process from start to finish and answer your questions on everything from how it works, what to expect, and how to know if IVF may be an option for you.
Join us live and ask your questions!

Facebook Live: Secondary Infertility

Tuesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Secondary Infertility – not being able to conceive or struggling with miscarriage after giving birth – can be confusing and heartbreaking.
Our patients come to Vios Fertility Institute seeking answers and help to build the family they’ve dreamed about.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Julie Rhee will discuss the condition of secondary infertility – how to identify it, common causes, and treatment options available, and answer your questions

Provider Webinar: Ovarian Aging

Our physicians, Dr. Amber Cooper, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Julie Rhee, and Dr. Ellen Hayes shared the latest information available about ovarian aging and the impact environment and genetics may have on the process. To watch the replay of this webinar, please complete the form below.


Facebook Live: IVF 101: Your Questions Answered

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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Want to know more about in vitro fertilization (IVF)? If you are considering the process as a way to build your family – or just curious and gathering information for the future – Vios is a great resource for the ins and outs of this amazing treatment.
During this Facebook Live, Vios physician Dr. MacKenzie Purdy will review the IVF process from start to finish and answer your questions on everything from how it works, what to expect, and how to know if IVF may be an option for you.
Join us live and ask your questions!

Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Join some of your favorite Vios Fertility Institute nurses to learn how to administer common medications for fertility treatments.

(Need this information right away? Watch our recorded MedTeach here.)

Facebook Live: Fertility 101 (on Hope Against Infertility Support Group page)

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM

*Note: You must ask to join group prior to watching:

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Join us for everything you need and want to know on infertility. Please comment in our Hope Against Infertility support group for any questions you’d like Dr. Hayes to answer!

Facebook Live: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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A cancer diagnosis is shocking and frightening. In the rush to learn more, schedule appointments, and begin treatment, future fertility should not be overlooked.
Many cancer treatments can be harmful to sperm, eggs, and ovaries. For some, this harm may be irreversible.
That’s why Vios physicians are so passionate about “onco-fertility” – fertility preservation for those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Roohi Jeelani and Dr. Erica Louden will explain the fertility preservation options available to patients recently diagnosed with cancer – and how it can be accomplished with no impact to your treatment plan.
Join in this unique conversation to learn about the options to preserve your fertility and possible future family.

Patient Webinar: Financing Fertility Treatment

We know the cost of fertility treatments may sometimes feel overwhelming. At Vios Fertility Institute, providing education and access to care are core to our mission.

During this webinar, the Vios finance team will be joined by one of our partners, Future Family, to address commonly asked patient questions.

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Facebook Live: Effects of PCOS on Mental Health

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), not only causes infertility, obesity, and excessive facial hair in women, but it can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Please join us on this Facebook Live as Vios physician, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, Psychologist from Cedar Creek Counseling, explore how PCOS is related to mental health issues, why there is a link between PCOS and mental health issues, and what treatments are available.

Provider Webinar: Fertility Preservation

Our physicians, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Erica Louden, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Ellen Hayes, shared the latest information about the process and expected outcomes of fertility preservation.

To watch the replay of this informative webinar, please complete the form below.


Facebook Live: Fertility Treatment of PCOS

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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There’s a lot of emphasis this month on diagnosing PCOS – which we agree is critically important!
It is also important to understand the number of options available to help you conceive if you have PCOS. There are so many!
Dr. Violet Klenov and Jessica Kayser, RN, will share more about reproductive treatment options and answer your questions during our Facebook Live on Friday, September 18 at 1 PM ET/ 12 PM CT.
Are you surprised to hear there are many choices to conceive, despite a PCOS diagnosis? Share your thoughts below!

Facebook Live: Exercise And Fertility

Tuesday August 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM

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How much exercise – and what type – should you do while trying to conceive? And what needs to change during fertility treatment? Dr. Ellen Hayes from Vios Fertility Institute and Co-Founder of Pulling Down the Moon, Beth Heller, shared a conversation about exercise and fertility during this Facebook Live event.
And, for those who watch, Pulling Down the Moon is offering a FREE Wellness Wednesday class (check their calendar here). Email [email protected] with the subject line “Facebook Live” to redeem or go to MindBodyOnline to schedule one drop-in Wellness Wednesday class ($15 value) online with the promo code EXERCISE15.

Provider Webinar: Wellness & Fertility

Monday, August 24, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Patients struggling with infertility face a unique set of challenges. They are eager to focus on areas that are within their control and frequently inquire about ways they can improve their chance for conception naturally as well as during fertility treatment.

We pride ourselves in discussing evidence surrounding the importance of proper nutrition, exercise and weight loss, stress management, minimizing environmental toxin exposure, as well as the use of supplements to positively affect fertility outcomes. There is excellent data to suggest that making health-promoting changes in these areas is beneficial.

During this webinar, Vios Fertility Institute physicians Dr. Ellen Hayes, Dr. Violet Klenov, and Dr. Angie Beltsos discussed how we approach wellness and complimentary care and what we recommend to our patients.

To watch a recording of this webinar, please complete the form below.

Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Join some of your favorite Vios Fertility Institute nurses to learn how to administer common medications for fertility treatments.

Instagram Live: All about Egg Freezing: with Dr. Erica Louden and Dr. Roohi Jeelani!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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One of Dr. Erica Louden’s – our newest Vios physician – areas of specialty is fertility preservation. That also happens to be one of Dr. Roohi Jeelani’s areas of expertise as well! We’re proud to have @roohijeelanimd host an Instagram Live conversation with @elouden.fertilitydoc on Wednesday, August 12 at 5 PM CT for a discussion about egg freezing! They’ll discuss who can benefit from egg preservation, bust some common myths, and explain the process and procedures that are involved. And, of course, they’ll be glad to answer your questions.

Facebook Live: PGT: Is it For Me?

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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In the world of fertility acronyms, PGT may not be one you’re most familiar with. Short for Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, this procedure allows an embryo to be genetically tested before it is implanted in the uterus.
Test results can help to screen out possible abnormalities that could result in miscarriage or cause an embryo to not implant. This is a common test for patients who choose IVF, but there are still many questions patients and couples have about the process, the results that can be expected, and how it might benefit your specific care plan.
During this Facebook Live, Vios Fertility Institute physicians Dr. MacKenzie Purdy and Dr. Violet Klenov will share more information about the process of PGT and answer your questions.
We hope you can join us!

Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Join some of your favorite Vios Fertility Institute nurses to learn how to administer common medications for fertility treatments.

Facebook Live: Integrated Treatments for PCOS

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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PCOS is one of the most common conditions associated with infertility. We are often asked about complimentary ways to treat and manage PCOS and during this Facebook Live, we’ll share a few of our favorite techniques from Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Ellen Hayes from Vios Fertility Institute will speak with Lisa Mussak, Licensed Acupuncturist and Clinic Director of Orchid Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture about moxa and microcurrent options to help women with PCOS who are struggling to conceive. We’ll demonstrate both processes and share how the complimentary treatments work together to optimize fertility for women with PCOS.

Provider Webinar: Diagnosis and Treating the PCOS patient

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM

As you may know, PCOS is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive aged women. It is estimated to affect 8-13% of women in that age group; however, up to 70% of women remain undiagnosed.

Join Vios Fertility Institute’s Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr.Violet Klenov for this informative and interactive webinar to learn about our approach for comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and customized treatment plans for the PCOS patient.

To watch a recording of this webinar, please complete the form below.

Facebook Live: PCOS & Your Fertility

Thursday, July 15, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine system disorders among women of reproductive age. Getting a correct diagnosis of PCOS is the first step to treating and managing this condition. Whether you are currently TTC or know you’d like a family someday – but not today – PCOS is something to be aware of and factor into your family planning.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Angie Beltsos, Vios CEO and Chief Medical Officer, will share more information about PCOS and what may be involved in a diagnosis. She’ll also share treatment options for those who are looking to conceive right away.
Managing PCOS isn’t just about conception, though, and if you are interested in pregnancy at some point in the future, you may want to consider fertility preservation. We’re thrilled to have a special guest, Danni Allen (NBC Biggest Loser winner), share her personal testimonial about egg freezing and PCOS during this Facebook Live!

Facebook Live: Hope and Help for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is so difficult. But, the prognosis for couples with RPL is encouraging with an overall live birth rate of 70-80%.

During this Facebook Live, Dr. Mackenzie Purdy and Dr. Julie Rhee will share what is involved in identifying a diagnosis for RPL and available treatment options.

There is much reason to hope and we look forward to sharing more during this talk. Come with your questions to ask live or Message them in advance.

Facebook Live: Family Building Options for Same Sex Couples

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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There are so many options available to same sex couples looking to start or expand their family. Making sense of all of them and understanding what may be the right approach for you – and taking that first step to get started – can be daunting.

During this Facebook Live Event, Vios Fertility Institute’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Angie Beltsos, will walk through these options and the processes involved in each to help answer your questions.
We are also thrilled to have one of our patient families, Mayrav and Renee, join Dr. Beltsos to share their perspective and experience.

Facebook Live: TTC? What you need to know about Varicocele

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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One of the most common causes of male infertility, a varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum. This can cause low sperm production and decreased sperm quality.

Varicocele is the most common reversible cause of male infertility. It is a condition present in 15% of all men and approximately 40% of infertile men.

During this Facebook Live, Dr. Rodrigo Pagani of Vios Fertility Institute will share more information about this condition, how to identify it, and what treatment options are available for men who wish to conceive.

Please grab your partner and join us with your questions!

Provider Webinar: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Overall, we know the prognosis for couples with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is encouraging with an overall live birth rate of 70-80%.

During this webinar, physicians from the Vios Fertility Institute Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Center of Excellence will share more information about the condition as well as common evaluation and treatment processes.

We look forward to you joining Dr. Mackenzie Purdy, Dr. Julie Rhee, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and Dr. Angie Beltsos for this discussion.

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Facebook Live: Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Sperm

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Some lifestyle choices and natural remedies can help support the hormones that control sperm production, which may aid the healthy development of sperm and improve sperm count.

During this discussion, Vios Fertility Institute physician, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and naturopathic doctor at Vytal Health, Dr. Alicia McCubbins, looked at natural remedies, dietary changes, and medicines that may improve sperm count/quality.

Facebook Live: Intimacy & Infertility: Can They Co-Exist?

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You decide to have a baby. You think it will be fun – lots of sex, right?

It probably starts that way, but if you’ve been trying for months with no success, the “trying” can get really trying. And if you pursue fertility treatment the process of getting pregnant can start to seem really far from sexy.

So what’s a girl or a guy to do? We believe intimacy is a key part of a successful relationship and during this live, Dr. Roohi Jeelani of Vios Fertility will talk with Aga Grabowski, LCSW, PMH-C, CST, co-founder of Wildflower Center for Emotional Health in Chicago, and an AASECT-certified sex therapist about strategies and tips to maintain intimacy during a fertility journey – and why it is especially important during this time.

Facebook Live: Evaluating Fertility: What to Expect

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A fertility evaluation is appropriate for couples who have not become pregnant after 6 – 12 months – 6 if over 35, 12 if under age 35 – of having regular, unprotected, sex. There are also medical conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid conditions, and others that may make it necessary to have a fertility evaluation earlier.

This discussion will cover these medical problems and discuss the individualized evaluations we do which take into account age, the duration of infertility, and unique features of your medical history.

Welcome to Vios: The New Patient Experience

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Starting fertility treatment can be an intimidating experience. At Vios Fertility Institute, we strive to make it as easy as possible for our patients by offering education, communication, and empathy at every step.

During this webinar, we’ll walk through an overview of what you can expect as a new patient at Vios. Everything from that first phone call or email to what to expect from your first consult and everything in between.

Whether you are a new Vios patient or are considering us for your care, we welcome you to join us on this webinar to learn more and ask questions.


Beat Infertility Virtual Summit

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Starts Monday, April 20, 2020

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Join four Vios Fertility physicians (and 60+ other practitioners from around the country) for this virtual summit hosted by Heather Huhman of the Beat Infertility podcast. This free event features 60+ speakers and you DON’T have to attend live because you’ll have access for 6 months.

Dr. Angie Beltsos: Latest Advances in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Amber Cooper: Environmental Toxins: Fact vs. Fiction

Dr. Roohi Jeelani: Diagnosing and Managing Common Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Ellen Hayes: Autoimmune Diseases 101

Emotional Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 11:00 AM

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Join us as we continue our wellness series to talk about coping strategies and emotional health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ellen Hayes will have a guest, Lindsey Arens of Elle Studio + Wellness, who will address some of the common mental health questions Dr. Hayes hears from patients at this time. She’ll share some practical coping strategies and answer your questions.

The Limit Does Not Exist: The Many Paths to Pregnancy

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM

As we celebrate National Infertility Awareness Week and the theme of “Empowering You”, we want to empower you with education about your reproductive health and options to build a family.

If you have ever considered, or are simply curious about, fertility treatment please join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Julie Rhee, Dr. Kara Ehlers, Dr. Rodrigo Pagani and Dr. MacKenzie Purdy for this informational webinar. They’ll talk about reasons why individuals and couples come through our doors – the medical conditions and diagnoses that may impact fertility, the ways we can help same sex couples and individuals conceive with the help of third party options, and other reproductive health and fertility options available today.

Girls Night In: Chilling for the Future

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 5:00-6:30 PM

In the spirit of staying connected and empowered during the pandemic AND in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, join us for a FREE webinar discussion on Fertility Preservation (egg, embryo and sperm freezing).

Join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Violet Klenov and learn about fertility preservation. Media personality Ji Suk Yi will moderate a discussion that includes personal testimonials from Danni Allen (NBC Biggest Loser winner) & Christina Fielder while emBorrow’s Kati Deutschle shares information about a unique financing and support system. Attendees will receive a voucher for one complimentary AMH test (cost $80) and special pricing on egg freezing treatment.

This webinar will cover:
-Why egg freezing?
-Testing Ovarian Reserve
-Egg stimulation process
-Egg retrieval process
-Cryopreservation of eggs
-Future use of cryopreserved eggs
-Vitamins to improve egg quality
-Planning for treatment post quarantine
-Cost
-Financial/emotional support
-Testimonials

COVID-19 and Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know for Your Patients

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

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Monday, April 20, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Ellen Hayes for this informative webinar for our referring providers on the impact of COVID-19 on fertility treatments. We’ll be discussing the recently updated ASRM guidelines as well as what steps Vios is taking to ensure our patients and employees can stay safe and healthy as they continue care.

Fertility Strategies to Employ Now

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Saturday, April 19, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Fertility issues can be difficult enough. For those pursuing treatments, COVID-19 has made it feel like starting a family – or adding to one – has been placed on hold.

On Sunday April 19th, fertility experts from Vios and Aligned Modern Health will come together to discuss strategies you can use immediately to help optimize fertility.

In this fertility webinar, Dr. Kate Phillippi, DACM, Dr. Lamya Kamel, DAOM, Dr. Angie Beltsos, and Dr. Roohi Jeelani will cover the following topics:

-ASRM recommendations for fertility treatments
-Fertility strategies you can employ from home
-Acupressure demo for fertility points
-Telemedicine for fertility support

InVoCell: What it is, how it works, and why it could be an option for you

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion among two of our physicians, Dr. Kara Ehlers and Dr. Ellen Hayes, about the newest technology for conception offered to Vios patients – InVoCell.

During this seminar, Dr. Ehlers and Dr. Hayes will share information about what InVoCell is, how it works, who might benefit from this treatment, and how InVoCell is different from other treatment options such as IUI or IVF.
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Yoga for Anxiety

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Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 9:00-10:00 AM

We hope you’ll join us for this free community yoga class! Join Vios Fertility’s Director of Operations and in-house yoga expert, Hannah Johnson, for a live yoga experience on Facebook.

Hannah will lead us through an anxiety-busting practice meant to reduce stress and refresh your mindset for the weekend ahead.

Invite your partner to join in and share this virtual event with friends.

In this time of high anxiety, the Vios team is looking for opportunities to help our patients, staff, and the broader fertility community maintain as much mental wellness as possible. We hope you enjoy!

Guided Meditation with Reverie Meditation

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Friday, April 10, 2020 | 11:30 AM

One excellent way to care for yourself during this time of global pandemic is to practice meditation. Whether you’re experienced or a total novice, Vios Fertility invites all of our patients and the fertility community to join us in this live guided meditation session brought to us by Tracy Faddon of Reverie Meditation.

During this time, Tracy will walk us through a grounding exercise that helps release heaviness and bring about feelings of peace and gratitude.

Tracy will also leave us with some practical suggestions to carry the meditation habit into our daily lives.

Gut Health & Your Immunity

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Join Vios Fertility REI, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and Alison, a Registered Dietitian from Wholesome, LLC to learn about how having a healthy microbiome can improve immune function.