Episode 12: Solving The Fertility Puzzle — Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy
 
Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy is a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Concep-tions Reproductive Associates of Colorado, one of the top clinics in Colo-rado. Dr. O’Shaughnessy won the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award for 7 of the last 8 years. She’s originally from New York City and has recently moved to Colorado. While she had dreams of being a professional tap dancer, she put those dreams on hold to pursue her medical dreams (thankfully for those whom she’s helped get pregnant!).

Hear from Dr. O’Shaughnessy as she discusses:

• Uncovering the mystery of infertility and coming up with a personalized plan.
• The trend of people waiting longer to get pregnant — why it’s happening and what it’s affecting.
• The story of a young woman who went in for a laparoscopic procedure for an ectopic pregnancy and found something unexpected and life changing!
• The importance of patients being educated and being their own advocates…getting second and third opinions (and talking to your uterus, if necessary).
• Uterine transplants, swapping genetic material, changing genes within chromosomes, chromosomal testing, and more (oh my).
• The recommendation on how long you should try before seeking help for infertility.
• The oldest patient she’s helped get pregnant with her own eggs and the oldest with donor eggs (guesses? no…it’s not 70).

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Tune in next week when we speak with Danielle Kitson, a partner at an International Law Firm.