October Blog: Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month

Posted on November 9, 2020

As many of you know, October is pregnancy loss awareness month, and 1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetime.

Our very own Dr. Monica Best was recently featured on the “This is Infertility” Podcast to bring awareness to this subject. Listen to what she has to say here, progyny.com/podcast/episode-85

Miscarriage is something that, no matter how many times we discuss it on this podcast, never gets easier to talk about. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and we think it’s important to share these stories, just as other podcasters and advocates in the space do.

You may know Ali Prato by her podcast name, “Infertile AF”, and by the open yet relatable way they address fertility and family building. But on today’s episode, Ali walks us through all she did to get there.

After an easy pregnancy, Ali and her husband were confused and devastated when they experienced multiple pregnancy losses trying to conceive their second child. As Ali approached her 40s, she and her husband finally made the expensive decision to pursue IVF. As a podcaster and infertility advocate, Ali is no stranger to talking about her experience with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), secondary infertility, and IVF, but the trauma and emotion from those dark days are still very much with her.

We also hear from Dr. Monica Best from Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, on the most common reasons for pregnancy loss and how age dramatically impacts the quantity and quality of a woman’s eggs.

Guests: Ali Prato, host of “Infertile AF” and Dr. Monica Best, Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA)

Host: Dan Bulger

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