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 the scientific and clinical evidence for biotechnology companies and translating complex science 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.
I went on to write It Starts with the Egg, which has now sold more than 50,000 copies and is routinely recommended by Ob/GYNs, reproductive endocrinologists, and IVF clinics.
The supplement regime in the book is now the basis for many IVF clinics’ current supplement recommendations.
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Watch Rebecca’s interview on “The Doctors”