Feb 2, 2021 • 22M

Essential Advice From a Fertility Doctor Who Had IVF

ELANZA Wellness
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Ep. 4 of the Optimizing Fertility podcast

Dr. Diana Chavkin has helped thousands of individuals and couples through fertility treatment. Now, she shares what she learned when she found herself on the other side of the desk as a patient facing her own IVF journey.

12% of American women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Infertility affects people from all walks of life - even fertility doctors. 

Dr. Diana Chavkin knows that first hand. 

The double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, who has developed world-renowned fertility programs in New York and Los Angeles, found herself struggling to conceive when it came time to start her own family.

In this episode, Dr Chavkin shares her personal fertility story with ELANZA’s Brittany Hawkins, explains how her experience has shaped her approach to treating patients now, and shares some tips, insights, and what she wished she'd known earlier.


Dr. Chavkin is a reproductive endocrinologist at HRC Fertility in Los Angeles. She earned her medical degree from New York University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her REI fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, after graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in psychology and history.  Dr. Chavkin has authored many research papers in renowned medical journals as well as book chapters and is active in multiple professional organizations including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Chavkin is also a member of the ELANZA Wellness Community.