WELCOME TO THE

pregnantish Verified Network!

I'm so glad you're here! When I founded pregnantish, one of my goals was to elevate the conversation about what so many of us go through to build our families. One thing that's been clear to me is that the healthcare providers in reproductive medicine have the same goal as we do: to be successful!

I know from undergoing 18 treatments, over 7 years, that this process of making a baby 'with help', hits us on every level: physical, spiritual, emotional, financial and relational. The purpose of the PVN is to provide a 'hub' for connecting those committed to improving the patient-provider relationship so it is a win for all.

Andrea Syrtash

pregnantish Founder

How We Are Working Together to Promote ‘Real Talk About Fertility’

We’ve already heard from over 1000 of today’s fertility treatment patients. Now it’s time to share with those who are in the trenches every day trying to help patients have babies.

The “Real Talk Series: Why I Left” program, made possible through third-party sponsorships from industry leaders, CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic Solutions and EMD Serono, and the guidance of our expert Advisory Panel, is available to all healthcare providers across the country who are committed to improving the experience for the patients they serve and supporting real talk about fertility.

Introducing the pregnantish Real Talk Series: Why Patients Leave

pregnantish has captured and is sharing the voice of today’s patient through an exciting new healthcare provider program called ‘Real Talk About Why I Left My Fertility Clinic.’ Pregnantish’s Founder, Andrea Syrtash, is leveraging her work in the relationship world with her experience as a patient and advocate with the goal of improving the patient-healthcare provider relationship experience.

Retention of patients, especially with IVF, is a key issue for many doctors and clinics. Through a National Survey of over 1000 patients, pregnantish has unlocked key insights on why infertility patients really leave and how they could help be supported to stay.

Key program components include the pregnantish Real Talk Relationship Guidelines: How to Have Happier Patients in Less Time and a ‘Workshop in a Box’ Toolkit for use by trained Speakers. The Real Talk Series Workshop is available, without a course/registration fee, to all healthcare provider participants.

pregnantish “Why I Left My Fertility Clinic” Survey Results and Relationship Guidelines

Patients surveyed came from a diverse group geographically, in age, gender, sexual orientation, race and economic status. Many of the patients who participated in the Survey have thanked pregnantish for conducting it, and even reported feeling emotional while taking it. They were inspired that the purpose for their feedback was to share it with healthcare providers.

The Survey was open to participants from February to April 2019. It was disseminated by a group of 40 pregnantish-selected, fertility-focused social media influencers and bloggers and was conducted online only with patients who opted in voluntarily. Those who participated in the Survey were currently undergoing fertility treatments or have undergone fertility treatments in the past.

Based on the Survey results, pregnantish has developed ‘Relationship Guidelines’, in consultation with the Real Talk Series Advisory Panel, with tips and tools that can be practically applied in clinics.

Our Amazing

Co-Sponsors

CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic Solutions

Bringing Knowledge to Life

Around the world clinics are working to improve outcomes for their patients. At CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomic Solutions, we create lasting partnerships based on individual challenges, demanding customized solutions tailored to optimize chances of success.

We support and advance clinics by offering evidence-based training and solutions, designed to improve clinical performance and efficiency across the entire spectrum of ART. At CooperSurgical, we offer a unique approach within the fertility and genomics industry.

Visit our website to find out more at fertility.coopersurgical.com

EMD Serono

The biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the U.S. and Canada

Is committed to transforming lives by developing and delivering meaningful solutions that help address the therapeutic and support needs of individual patients and their loved ones.

Building on its legacy and deep expertise in fertility, neurology and endocrinology, the company is exploring and researching potential new oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology medicines. With a deep heritage in fertility, EMD Serono remains dedicated to increasing access and opportunities for anyone looking to start a family, building programs to help unique communities like LGBTQ and military veterans, while offering new resources like Fertility.com to offer emotional support through others’ stories, tailored to each person’s experience and journey.