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38 – PCOS & IVF- Your Questions Answered

“It’s helpful for people to come in and make sure they understand what’s going on, rather than making assumptions or going off of what their friend told them or what they read online. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, unfortunately.”

– Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

Fertility drives many women to their PCOS diagnosis.  Then questions then swirl about the challenges of becoming pregnant, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and ensuring a healthy baby after delivery.  Will lifestyle changes help? Is IVF the answer?  In this podcast, I spoke with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia, a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York.  She is an award winning, practicing fertility doctor, and she answers some of your most burning questions. Most importantly, she explains what you can do to increase your chances of welcoming a healthy baby.  Listen in as we discuss:

  • Who is a good PCOS candidate for IVF?
  • What advice does she give overweight or underweight patients?
  • Are there risks of ovarian hyperstimulation for a woman with PCOS?
  • Do women with PCOS have an advantage as they age?
  • Should we worry about elevated risks during pregnancy?
  • What can you do to boost your health and fertility?


Dr. Rashmi KudesiaDr. Rashmi Kudesia is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist who leads RMA of New York’s Brooklyn office. Dr. Kudesia specializes in treating couples who are trying to build their families.
Dr. Kudesia earned her medical degree from Duke University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a Masters of Science in Clinical Research Methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Kudesia has received numerous grants and awards for her academic accomplishments and medical research. She was awarded a Global Women’s Health certificate by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2011, and was nominated into the Duke Engel Society, which recognizes intellectual development, service and clinical excellence. Dr. Kudesia is the recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Scholarship Research Grant from the AMA Foundation in 2013, as well as multiple in-training research grants. Dr. Kudesia served as a Theme Issue Editor for the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics’ issue on Innovation in Reproductive Care, and has held multiple regional and national leadership positions within organized medicine.

Dr. Kudesia is an accomplished lecturer and author and has written numerous scientific research articles and manuscripts in leading medical journals. She has presented many of her research findings at national meetings, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

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