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 24: Laura Perez: Taking Control of Her Future

When Laura Perez turned 35, she felt like she was running out of time. She was in a long-term relationship, but her partner already had children from a previous marriage and indicated that he didn’t want to have any more kids. So, Laura took things into her own hands and froze her eggs. For Laura, freezing her eggs was an empowering process that gave her peace of mind, and it also changed the nature of her relationship with her boyfriend (now husband!) Today’s host is Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny.

Guests include: Laura Perez from Progyny and Dr. Spencer Richlin from Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut.

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

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

Host

Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny. Selena is a young healthcare professional, currently working in the greater New York City area as a Patient Care Advocate at Progyny. Selena is a graduate of Delaware State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at Wilmington University. She has a passion for patient care and has over seven years of healthcare experience to include a children’s hospital to genetic testing facilities. Selena believes that “patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” As a New Jersey native, Selena enjoys all things “Jersey Shore”. She loves to travel, go to concerts, and spend time with her family.

Guests

Laura Perez, Senior Director, Claims and Provider Service at Progyny. Laura oversees the provider relations and billing specialists team that supports Progyny members with their claims, authorizations, and bills, and they also help provide clinical outcomes data. She strives in ensuring compassion and understanding is key during each individual’s journey to parenthood is achieved here at Progyny. It gives her joy knowing that she is part of an organization that fulfills dreams and brings happiness to families every day. Prior to joining Progyny, Laura was Vice President, Claims administration at US imaging. She has been in Healthcare Management for the last 13 years and has spent a large portion of her management on business operations related to processing systems, system upgrades and workflows of claims operations.

Dr. Spencer S. Richlin, partner and Surgical Director at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). Dr. Richlin is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with extensive reproductive surgical experience and trains the OB/GYN residents from Stamford Hospital and provides mentored clinical experience to students at Quinnipiac University Medical School.

Dr. Richlin is an invited writing member for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG Seventh Edition for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. This program is a well-respected study tool for residents as well as a reference for those currently in practice and interested in staying informed of clinical data and information relevant to the obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology fields. He will again be a contributor to the upcoming Eighth Edition which will be published in 2019.