Dr. Randi Goldman | From Egg Freezing to IVF: All About Fertility | May 19th, 2021 | MD for Moms Radio

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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr Randi Goldman about egg freezing and fertility treatments. Freezing ones eggs has become more popular and is even sponsored by some large companies (likely to keep women in the workforce longer, not really in an overtly altruistic sense). Your eggs are never younger than at this moment, so if you’re sure you want kids but now isn’t yet the time, egg freezing may be for you. Learn about the steps required for a successful round of egg retrieval and the process of egg freezing. Is it better to freeze eggs or embryos (if in a relationship, for example)? Dr Goldman explains all the differences and why a woman may choose one over the other. 

Dr. Goldman also talks to us about trying to conceive and the fertility process. We review when to consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist and what treatment options exist depending on the situation. We also explore the role of age (male and female) when it comes to fertility and how to maximize the chance of success. Dr. Goldman also walks us through how the various medications like clomid and letrozole and different hormones used may impact mood, so you can be duly prepared. 

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Dr. Goldman is a reproductive health and infertility specialist at Northwell Health Fertility and the Associate Program Director for their Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship program. 


She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2015, and her fellowship in REI at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2018. 
Dr. Goldman’s clinical and research interests span a broad range of reproductive health topics, including infertility, egg freezing, and fertility care in the LGBTQ+ community. 
She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, and her research on elective egg freezing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Magazine, and TODAY, among others, and has been translated into a web application by MDCalc. 







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