From First Period To Last Period

From First Period To Last Period, hosted by Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon, is a science-backed health and wellness podcast dedicated to shining a light on all of the women’s health topics that have long been considered taboo – from UTIs to endometriosis. From tales of women who have been there to interviews with varying health experts, we’re amplifying women’s needs and voices because we know there is so much more to the female experience than what happens at the doctor’s office. It's hard enough to be a woman without taking on the Wild West of women’s health information. With From First Period To Last Period, we’re doing the legwork on your whole body so you can be the expert in YOU.

Season 10

A recent article in The Washington Post explored how women are getting off birth control amid a "misinformation explosion." But despite all of the skepticism on social media, what do you actually need to know about...

According to the CDC, more than 1 million STIs are acquired every day. So, what are some of the most common sexually transmitted infections, and how can they affect your fertility if left untreated? What about...

Painful sex, yeast infections, STIs, contraception, and low sex drive: These are just some of the many sexual health topics that have long been considered taboo. This needs to change. In this episode of From First...

Season 9

Insulin resistance is one of the root physiological imbalances in most, if not all, cases of PCOS. So why are so many women with PCOS advised to give up gluten or dairy instead of focusing on...

90-95% of anovulatory women seeking infertility treatment have PCOS, and many women learn they have PCOS only after seeking infertility treatment. So, what questions should you ask at your initial fertility consultation with PCOS, and how...

While infertility affects 1 in 6 people globally, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) estimates the rate of infertility to be between 70% and 80% among individuals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS. So, what...

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, affects an estimated 8-13% of reproductive-aged women, according to the ?World Health Organization (WHO)?. PCOS can cause hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, excess androgen levels, and cysts in the ovaries. It's also...

Season 8

50-70% of people with endometriosis report pelvic pain that occurs before, during, or after penetrative vaginal sex. In this episode of From First Period To Last Period, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon sits down with Dr. Lyndsey...

Endometriosis can make it more difficult to get pregnant, with a whopping 30–50% of people with endometriosis experiencing infertility. So, what should you know if you're trying to conceive with endo? In this episode of From...

Did you know that, according to Yale Medicine, women with endometriosis are genetically predisposed to depression, anxiety, and/or eating disorders? In this episode of From First Period To Last Period, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon chats with...

Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 people assigned female at birth, including women, non-binary, and trans folks; however, the condition remains shrouded in stigma, leaving many people undiagnosed and in chronic pain. This needs to...

Season 7

When it comes to our reproductive health, hindsight is often 20/20. But in a world where it takes an average of 7-10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, it’s high time for reproductive healthcare that is...

When it comes to our reproductive health, hindsight is often 20/20. But in a world where it takes an average of 7-10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, it’s high time for reproductive healthcare that is...

When it comes to our reproductive health, hindsight is often 20/20. But in a world where it takes an average of 7-10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, it’s high time for reproductive healthcare that is...

When it comes to our reproductive health, hindsight is often 20/20. But in a world where it takes an average of 7-10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, it’s high time for reproductive healthcare that is...

Formerly Dear (In)Fertility, From First Period To Last Period is a science-backed health and wellness podcast dedicated to shining a light on all of the women’s health topics that have long been considered taboo — from...

Season 6

A failed embryo transfer is a loss, period. But what does it mean to have recurrent implantation failure, and what tests should you ask for following one or more negative pregnancy tests during IVF? In this...

What is a natural embryo transfer? What about a frozen embryo transfer (FET)? How do you know which one is right for you? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and Dr. Nicole...

Unsuccessful egg retrieval can be soul-crushing, but it doesn't have to be the end of the road. There are questions your healthcare team can help address on what can be done differently in a future cycle...

What are the 'typical' IVF success rates, based on age? What is the average number of IVF cycles it takes to achieve a successful pregnancy? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and...

Intrauterine Insemination is often a first-line treatment for infertility, but how successful are IUIs, really? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and Dr. Nicole Yoder, a Fertility Specialist at Spring Fertility in...

What is a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG), and what can it tell you about your fertility? What about a Hysteroscopy? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and Dr. Nicole Yoder, a Fertility Specialist at...

So you've been trying to get pregnant for a year with no luck. Now what? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and Dr. Nicole Yoder, a Fertility Specialist at Spring Fertility in...

Season 5

Vaginal discomfort is one of the leading reasons women seek healthcare advice, and over 90% of these cases can be attributed to imbalances in the vaginal microbiome. Not only that, an imbalanced vaginal microbiome is associated...

There’s no denying women have more frequent and complex health needs than men. From menstruating every month to dealing with UTIs, there’s a lot going on, and with so much misinformation out there it can feel...

Whether it's due to increased stress levels, health problems, financial struggles, or fertility challenges, a dysregulated nervous system can take a toll on your overall well-being. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kristyn sits down with...

We know that consistent, quality sleep supports hormone regulation and promotes physical and mental wellness in women. But how much sleep should you actually be getting each night, and what should you do when insomnia strikes?...

From being told, "At least it was early" following a miscarriage to "You can always try again" after a failed cycle, positive thinking has been packaged and sold as the cure to all of life's problems....

Did you know that the pelvic floor is responsible for supporting and stabilizing all of our pelvic organs (including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries), and a weak pelvic floor can impact everything from sexual function...

When it comes to how to nourish your body for optimal fertility, it can often feel like information overload. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kristyn sits down with Macy Coleman, Registered Dietitian and Founder of...

From increased blood flow to reduced stress, acupuncture is a common practice among women who are trying, and struggling, to conceive — but can it really help improve fertility? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kristyn...

We know that regular exercise has many benefits when it comes to women's reproductive and hormonal health — but how much is too much? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kristyn dives into all things movement...

80% of women will suffer from a hormonal imbalance in their lifetime. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kristyn dives into the practice of cycle syncing with the inimitable Alisa Vitti, functional nutritionist, hormone expert, and...

Season 4

Sarah Herron

February 28, 2023

Internationally recognized as “Sarah Herron from The Bachelor,” to the fertility community Sarah is better known for her adventurous and vulnerable Instagram posts. At the time of this recording, Sarah was pregnant with her IVF miracle,...

Sammy Previte

February 21, 2023

Sammy Previte is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Find Food Freedom®, and co-host of the What The Actual Fork™ Podcast. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, she chats with...

Caroline Lunny

February 14, 2023

Bachelor alum and Realtor Caroline Lunny has spent nearly two years dedicated to her egg-freezing journey, and now she’s sharing everything she’s learned to help other women who may not even know they’re in the same...

Chloe Melas

February 7, 2023

In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, CNN Entertainment Reporter Chloe Melas shares it all: from an unplanned pregnancy in her 20s to her husband Brian's male factor infertility diagnosis. After ultimately having success with IVF, she...

Bethany Meyers

January 31, 2023

In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Bethany Meyers, Founder & CEO of the be.come project, joins Kristyn for an open and honest conversation about infertility, pregnancy loss, feel-good movement, and body neutrality on the path to...

Kristin Welker

January 24, 2023

In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, NBC News White House Correspondent & "Weekend Today" anchor Kristen Welker shares her experience navigating infertility, balancing her high-stakes job at the White House with IVF, grieving her ability to...

Mallory Weggemann

January 17, 2023

Welcome back to Dear (In)Fertility! This season, we’re going back to our roots, highlighting *real* and unfiltered fertility stories from those who have been there – through IVF, egg freezing, donor conception, surrogacy, and more. In...

Season 3

Sexual Health, Demystified

October 11, 2022

Believe it or not, sexual health can impact your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss the orgasm gap, how...

Vulvovaginal Health 101

October 4, 2022

Vulva vs. Vagina: What's the difference? Are feminine hygiene products safe to use? Why do yeast infections happen? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss vulvovaginal...

Starting To Try Checklist

September 27, 2022

From the importance of a preconception appointment to possible fertility red flags to look out for, in this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss everything you need...

All About Endometriosis

September 20, 2022

Did you know that it takes an average of 7 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss all things endometriosis,...

Miscarriage Care

September 13, 2022

1 in 4 known pregnancies ends in miscarriage, but for something so common, why is the topic of pregnancy loss still so taboo? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN...

Birth Control Basics

September 6, 2022

Does birth control cause infertility? What is the best birth control method for me? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss everything you need to know...

What are some menstrual cycle red flags? Are heavy, painful periods "normal"? What exactly is PMS? In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and board-certified OBGYN Dr. Staci Tanouye discuss the menstrual cycle...

Sex Ed, Rescripted

August 23, 2022

Have you ever thought, “Why didn’t Sex Ed teach me how hard it actually is to get pregnant?” Join us as we kick off Season 3 of Dear (In)Fertility with Dr. Staci Tanouye, a board-certified OBGYN...

Season 2

Miscarriage: It's not your fault. So then why do miscarriages happen, what are some of the potential causes of recurrent pregnancy loss, and how can you help prevent the loss of another (very wanted) pregnancy in...

Kaillie Humphries

March 7, 2023

Kaillie Humphries is a Canadian-American bobsledder who has won three Olympic gold medals, one Olympic bronze medal, and five world championships. In this episode of Dear (In)Fertility, Kaillie shares the challenges and triumphs of going through...

Pre-conception Prep

June 28, 2022

What lifestyle changes should be made prior to seeing a fertility doctor? In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about all things preconception prep—from diet to exercise to supplements—and...

Genetic Testing 101

June 21, 2022

What are the different types of genetic testing for fertility? In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about genetic testing—from carrier screening to karyotype testing to pre-implantation genetic testing—and...

Miscarriage

June 13, 2022

1 in 4 known pregnancies end in loss, but just because it's common doesn't make it any less painful. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about all things...

When IVF Fails

June 7, 2022

Why does IVF fail? What happens next? In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about the pure devastation that is IVF failure and offer the patient-centric advice and medical...

Male Fertility

May 31, 2022

Of all infertility cases, approximately 40–50% are due to a male factor, and as many as 2% of all men will exhibit suboptimal sperm parameters following a semen analysis. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we...

Embryo Transfer 101

May 24, 2022

How can I prepare my body for an embryo transfer? What can I expect during an embryo transfer cycle? In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about all things...

From hormone injections to egg retrieval, starting IVF can be daunting. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about what to expect during an IVF cycle and offer the...

Ovulation induction meds with timed intercourse or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is often the first step when it comes to fertility treatments. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about...

The Fertility Workup

May 3, 2022

A fertility workup is essential to determining why a couple may be having difficulty conceiving. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about what to expect during an infertility...

Welcome to “Dear Infertility” season 2! Join Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon and Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Lucky Sekhon as they answer real questions from real fertility patients about what to expect during each stage of the fertility...

Season 1

Third Party Reproduction

March 29, 2022

The decision to pursue donor eggs, donor sperm, or surrogacy to grow your family can be an emotional one. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about common thoughts...

Pregnancy Loss

March 22, 2022

1 in 4 known pregnancies end in miscarriage, but just because it's common doesn't make it any less painful. Pregnancy loss is devastating at any stage, and your grief is valid. In this episode of "Dear...

Telling Friends & Family

March 15, 2022

Communicating with friends and family can be challenging when dealing with infertility, and it's a personal choice between you and your partner (if you have one) how much you feel comfortable sharing, if anything at all....

Work and Infertility

March 8, 2022

From blood draws and ultrasounds to tests and procedures, navigating fertility treatments can feel a lot like having a second job. In this episode of "Dear Infertility," we take real questions from real fertility patients about...

Paying For Treatment

March 1, 2022

Figuring out how to pay for costly fertility treatments like IUI and IVF can be incredibly stressful. In fact, for the vast majority of fertility patients without insurance coverage for infertility, it can be a huge...

Relationship Challenges

February 22, 2022

The experience of infertility and IVF can challenge relationships in ways few other experiences can. Learning to navigate disappointment, stress, fears, and financial pressure together, while at the same time supporting one another, creates enormous pressure...

Insensitive Comments

February 15, 2022

"When are you going to have a baby?" "You're not getting any younger!" Anyone who has ever dealt with infertility knows all too well what it's like to face insensitive comments and questions from friends, family...

Negative Pregnancy Tests

February 7, 2022

It's the end result we all dread while trying to conceive: yet *another* negative pregnancy test. Big fat negatives can make you feel like a failure, but they are definitively not your fault. In this episode...

The Two-Week Wait

February 7, 2022

The dreaded two-week wait: those 9-14 days after ovulation, an IUI procedure, or an embryo transfer during which time feels like it has stopped entirely while you wait to find out if you're pregnant. In this...

Pregnancy Announcements

February 1, 2022

Welcome to our very first episode of "Dear Infertility: Finding Calm When Trying Is Trying." Pregnancy announcements can be hard when you're dealing with infertility or pregnancy loss. In this episode, we take real questions from...