I have a degree in molecular biotechnology and biochemistry from the University of Sydney. Before becoming a full-time science writer, I spent ten years as a biotechnology patent litigation attorney in New York, where I specialized in analyzing complex scientific evidence and translating it into plain English.
At age 26, while preparing to undergo IVF, I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and told I would have incredibly low odds of being able to conceive with my own eggs. I put my biochemistry and genetics training to work and became obsessed with the science of egg quality and fertility.
After spending months pouring through hundreds of scientific studies and clinical trials, I developed a new approach to supporting egg quality through carefully chosen supplements and avoiding the chemicals that potentially cause harm to developing eggs. My subsequent IVF cycle was a dramatic success, producing nearly 20 high quality embryos (and eventually my two beautiful baby boys).
I explain the approach I took, along with many other strategies supported by the scientific research, in my book It Starts with the Egg. In 2019, I updated the book to include the latest studies and answers to common reader questions. Click PREVIEW below to start reading the free Kindle sample.
Podcasts & Media Appearances
- Listen to my interview on the Beat Infertility Podcast.
- Watch my interview with Dr. Mark Sklar
- Watch my interview on “The Doctors”
For media inquiries, please email rebecca[at]itstartswiththeegg.com
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