This is Infertility

There is nothing more fundamental to life than the urge to continue it. But while it may be the most natural thing in the world, childbirth is far from the easiest and no two fertility journeys are the same. For that reason, we are breaking from the typical podcast form. Each episode is hosted by a different voice who brings their own unique point of view to the complex and ever-changing world of infertility. Our hosts are licensed clinical social workers, patient care advocates, clinical psychiatrists, reproductive endocrinologists, real fertility patients, and others who are, in one way or another, experts in the world of fertility. We fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through this journey.

Episode 18: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Causes, Treatments, & Future

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and this is the second of two episodes dedicated to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (also known as a miscarriage). In this episode, Dr. Zev Williams, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Fertility Center, takes us on a deep dive into the causes, treatments, and even the future of this devastating condition. Today’s host is Taylor Burbach, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny.

Guests include: Dr. Zev Williams of Columbia University Fertility Center

In case you missed it, listen to Karin Ajmani’s story on recurrent pregnancy loss:

Episode 2: Karin’s Story: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

If you’ve recently had a miscarriage or know someone who has, sign up for our webinar:

Expert Interview Series: Emotional Recovery from Loss – How to Move Forward

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Columbia University Fertility Center

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Taylor Burbach, Patient Care Supervisor, Progyny.

Taylor is a Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny, Inc, where she helps to oversee a team of dedicated patient care advocates. She is also recognized as a reproductive health advocate in her community as a Clue Ambassador. Prior to joining Progyny she organized two Darwin Day Colloquiums in 2014 and 2015 and helped organize the inaugural meeting of the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society.


Zev Williams, MD, PhD

, is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a nationally-recognized clinician and researcher in the area of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill-Cornell, Dr. Williams also did a post-doctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. Dr. Williams sees patients and leads the team at the Columbia University Fertility Center, which is located in Columbus Circle in New York City.

Music From This Episode:

Track: Wants To Know

Artist: John Bartmann
Track: Umlungu

Artist: Jason Shaw

Artist: Monplaisir
Track: Brotherhood

Track: There is no place like Home

Artist: Meydan
Track: Between