Fertility can be a sensitive subject, but did you know that 1 in 8 couples experience issues getting pregnant? It's WAY more common than you think! Dr. Lauren Sundheimer is a family planning, fertility, and pregnancy expert that is here to tell you the hard facts once and for all! Robin and Dr. Sundheimer tackle the topics of egg freezing, IVF, multiple pregnancies, and how to give yourself the best opportunity to conceive. Robin opens up about her two pregnancies: the good, the uncomfortable, and how times have changed now! She discusses the conversations that she and Dr. Phil had before having both sons, and how they prepared, as a couple, to expand their family. This episode is PACKED full of valuable information from Dr. Sundheimer that usually takes a ton of legwork to research! And stay until the end as Dr. Sundheimer debunks pregnancy myths! Does the way you carry indicate the gender? Do your pregnancy eating habits influence your child's? Should you literally be eating for two? Find out all of those answers and so much more!
dr. lauren sundheimer MD, MS, FACOG
After growing up in Orange County, Dr. Sundheimer obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, San Diego. She developed her passion for women's health while attending medical school at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sundheimer completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical Center and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the combined UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center program.
A board certified OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, Dr. Sundheimer practiced in Los Angeles prior to joining CCRM. Spanning the entire spectrum of fertility care, Dr. Sundheimer has clinical expertise and interests ranging from the diagnosis and management of infertility, to family planning and building, fertility preservation, LGBTQ+ care, and single-parent family-building. Additionally, she treats women with reproductive endocrine issues regardless of their fertility desires, such as PCOS and other abnormal hormone-regulation issues.
She has performed considerable research in the area of reproductive health. Her recent research has involved evaluating preimplantation genetic screening technology and studying the outcome differences among pregnancies requiring fertility treatment.
Dr. Sundheimer feels it is important to evaluate her patients from a holistic perspective, treating fertility and reproductive endocrine issues while balancing other medical issues and stressors to provide a comprehensive approach to fertility, fertility preservation, and reproductive endocrinology.
Dr. Sundheimer practices Monday-Friday at the Newport Fertility location.