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 2: Karin’s Story: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is a heart wrenching and physically difficult challenge many women and couples face when trying to start a family. We hear from Karin Ajmani, President at Progyny, who tells us her personal struggle with RPL. Today’s host is Dr. Georgia Witkin, Clinical Psychologist, Mount Sanai, and Head of Patient Services Development at Progyny and the guest is Karin Ajmani, President at Progyny.

For more information visit Progyny’s Podcast webpage.

Have a question, comment, or want to share your story? Email us at thisisinfertility@progyny.com

Host

Dr. Georgia Witkin, Head of Patient Services Development for Progyny. She’s also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Director of Psychological Services for RMA of NY. Georgia is the author of 12 acclaimed books, including The Female Stress Survival Guide, The Male Stress Survival Guide, and Stress Relief for Disasters Great and Small, and is a prolific writer of research articles about women, stress, and reproductive medicine. She has been honored by the AIA, AFA, Resolve, and City of Hope. She has also served as a health reporter/host for CNBC, WNBC, and the Fox News Channel, and has been featured as a guest expert on 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.

Guests

Karin Ajmani, President at Progyny. Bringing a multitude of specialty health and managed care experience, Karin is leading Progyny’s employer and consumer benefits products. Her mission is to expand employer coverage of infertility services by providing a SMART solution that is a win/win for employers, patients, and clinicians. Prior to joining Progyny, Karin was CEO of US Imaging for eight years, and previously served as CEO of CarePlus Health Plan, a managed care plan in NY, where she led the organization from inception in 1996 through its sale in 2005. Karin also serves on the boards of Autism Learning Partners, a national autism provider services company, and Citra Health, a leading healthcare technology company. Karin has a master’s in Public Health from Columbia Univ. and is a graduate of the Univ. of Pittsburgh.