10 Ways to Maximize Your Natural Fertility
By: Dr. Kara Ehlers
As a fertility specialist, I spend all day, every day counseling patients on how to maximize their chances of getting pregnant. For many people, attempting pregnancy is kind of a taboo topic. No one wants to have to answer questions every month about whether or not she is pregnant, so many couples don’t say anything which means they may miss out on valuable tips and tricks for decreasing time to pregnancy. Here is my top 10 list of how to maximize natural fertility. (more…)
Conversations with the Inspiring Dr. Jeelani
Interview with: VoyageChicago, July 24, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to Roohi Jeelani.
Roohi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As long as I could remember I have wanted to be a doctor, typical of a child growing up in an Asian household right? The twist comes when I first met Dr. Reena Jabamoni, a Reproductive Endocrinologist, and Infertility specialist.
I was just barely twelve years old and as soon as I walked into this office, I was fascinated by all the pictures on the wall of stuff which at that time seemed very “inappropriate,” eggs and sperm lined the exam rooms and grey hallways. When I asked her what she does and what type of doctor she is, she quickly replied by saying, ” I make babies, I take an egg and sperm put it together and put it in the mom.” Read the full interview here.
Implantation Issues in Infertility
Radio show by: Creating a Family, July 2018
Dr. Angeline Beltsos joins Creating a Family Executive Director Dawn Davenport to discuss implantation issues including: endometrial receptivity, endometrial scratching and other related issues.
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.
A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study
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.
First person born via IVF treatment celebrates 40th birthday
Video Interview, ABC 7 Chicago, June 6, 2018
Dr. Angeline Beltsos and the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, discuss IVF and the progress the technology has made since Louise’s birth in 1978. Watch the interview here.
World’s First Test Tube Baby Visits Chicago Before Turning 40
Article by: Steve Miller, WBBM News Radio, June 6, 2018
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby is turning 40 this summer, and she is in Chicago Wednesday at the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International. Read the full article here.
The Midwest Reproductive Symposium International, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is an educational event that began in 2003 to promote the timely discussion of issues relevant to reproductive medicine. Founded by Vios Fertility CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, the primary objective is the provision of high quality, appropriate, continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and business experts engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.
The World’s First IVF Baby Turns 40 — And She’s Now Fighting for Infertile Couples’ Rights
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!
Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis to Host “A Night Out” Event for Women on April 26
Event Recognizes National Infertility Awareness Week,
Supports Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
A Night Out to: Educate. Support. Empower. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, will help women better understand their fertility health in a fun and engaging way – whether parenthood is right in sight or years down the road.
- A series of 5-minute presentations covering woman’s health, pregnancy and infertility topics followed by Q&A sessions. (See topics below).
- Blowouts and mini make-overs, a vendor market, and glass-blowing demonstrations.
- Food, drinks, friends, and good conversations.
Sperm, egg and embryo cryopreservation offers women and men the freedom and control to pause their “biological clock” until they are ready to start a family. Read some cryopreservation FAQs below and learn more about egg, sperm, and embryo freezing.
How are my eggs/embryos frozen?
Eggs and embryos are frozen in liquid nitrogen using a freezing process called vitrification. This means they are quickly frozen and thawed at several thousand degrees C per minute.
What is liquid nitrogen?
Liquid nitrogen is a colorless clear liquid at extremely low temperatures that is used to freeze eggs, embryos, and sperm. (more…)