Does it seem like everyone’s getting pregnant but you? Infertility, in and of itself, is one of the harder emotional and physical experiences a woman can face in life. It triggers a range of uncomfortable emotions, questions and new realities — and that’s especially true if you feel like you are the only one struggling to conceive. Indeed, being surrounded by friends with babies and bumps is a constant reminder that you are still not pregnant. But however tough your fertility journey may be, there are ways to cope. So don’t isolate yourself from all your expecting friends just yet.Read more
Over the course of my career, I have supported thousands of women going through fertility treatments, such as the increasingly common procedure of freezing their eggs. This area of my practice has grown steadily as more successful women have sought out the freedom to determine their own biological age.Read more
When I was seven years old my father told me that I could never really love anyone else until I truly loved myself. And since I was a very curious kid with a zest for insight I responded by asking him how could I do that. Teach me? It turns out, even though he knew the concept, he couldn’t explain how to get beyond the should part.
I think that’s also where the conversation around self-love starts and ends today for many of us as adults.
It is now a few weeks into January and I hope that you’re all honoring your intentions and resolutions for 2017 with a sense of empowerment and authenticity. I also hope for another important thing: you will feel strength in your full humanity this year. As you look at all the possibilities on the horizon, I invite you to also embrace the dark, the pain, both good and bad, that makes up your full emotional range as a balanced, healthy human being.Read more
Nearly a year ago, I found myself sitting with a new patient, Jenny. Her reproductive endocrinologist had made a referral to our office for additional support while she was going through her egg freezing process.
Upon meeting Jenny you get the immediate impression that she has everything one could want and, more specifically, she has achieved these things on her own terms. Her decision concerning motherhood could easily be accepted as another self-directed aspect of the full, beautiful life she’d built for herself.
Behind the veneer of success, though, like many women that come to see me, Jenny was struggling.Read more
Women today are shaping tomorrow’s future. Having manifested a greater equality than we’ve ever seen before, women have created very real change in our communities as our opportunities continue to increase. Most of us are able to attain higher education and impressive salaries. We have the freedom to be single, to travel, to do whatever we want and be whomever we want to be.Read more