PP Episode #162 – Want to Have a Healthy Baby Someday? Here’s Stuff You Need to Know. With Dr. Victoria Maizes

If you’re using IVF or egg freezing as a back-up plan for having children, you might be in a for a big disappointment. Dr. Victoria Maizes is on the show this week to explain why these methods are a lousy insurance plan.

Dr. Victoria Maizes The Period Party Podcast

Dr. Victoria Maizes, the Executive Director of the Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arizona. Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, Dr. Maizes is committed to helping individuals live healthier lives and she is the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.

In this episode, we talk about how IVF and egg freezing are lousy insurance policies, why age is such a critical factor for fertility, what you can do to have the healthiest baby possible, how to incorporate healthier choices in your day to day life, and so much more!

Mentioned in this episode:
  • The shockingly low success rate for IVF
  • Why age still matters despite advancements in reproductive technology
  • How the intended application of egg freezing is completely ignored
  • Why egg freezing is an unreliable insurance policy
  • Factors that affect the success rate of egg freezing
  • The long-term impact of your health before and during pregnancy
  • The influence of lifestyle on epigenetics
  • How you can have the healthiest baby possible
  • Tools you can use to incorporate healthier lifestyle choices without overwhelm
  • Why we should give more focus to men and their fertility

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