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Nurses serve a vital role for fertility patients, acting as your guiding light during treatment. They are educators, confidants, and unwavering pillars of support, dedicated to demystifying the treatment process and standing with you every step of the way.

Amber Kiddie, a registered nurse and nurse educator at Fertility Centers of Illinois, joins the Time to Talk Fertility podcast to explain the invaluable contributions of fertility nurses in your quest for parenthood.

  • What is considered a normal menstrual cycle and what are some of the signs you don’t have a “normal” menstrual cycle?
  • How many eggs does a person have?
  • How does that number of eggs change over time?
  • What are the hormones involved in reproduction and fertility and what do they do?
  • What are some of the causes of a hormonal imbalance?
  • How do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance that could affect fertility?
  • What is the follicular phase and the luteal phase?
  • When does ovulation typically occur?
  • What are causes of anovulation, or the lack or absence of ovulation?
  • How can you figure out when you’re ovulating or if you’re not ovulating at all?
  • How is sperm made?
  • Does sperm production change over time?
  • How do you know if you’re not producing sperm?
  • What tests are available to gain a better understanding of your reproductive health?

The Time to Talk Fertility Podcast releases new episodes monthly and is available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadioPandoraTune In, and Spotify.

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