Family Medicine and Fertility

Olive Care Team

January 20, 2021

Fertility medicine is a very subspecialized field under obstetrics and gynecology. I have the great privilege to work alongside some amazing, dedicated and expert reproductive endocrinologist here at Olive.


I have a passion for fertility in family medicine, however, because fertility is a bio-psycho-social, whole-person experience that may manifest in a person’s interaction with their family doc long before they may even be considering “fertility”.


Whether it’s a young woman with irregular cycles, a couple who have tried for many months, a woman who's gone through unexpected losses or an individual contemplating ways to preserve fertility in light of other health issues- you have come through my office. We have shared moments of fear, grief, surprise, guarded hope, relief and joy.


Together I hope that we can navigate some of the common questions and fears that may spring up in your health. In the upcoming months I will be blogging on various health topics that I see in my family practice office and chat about how it may relate to fertility.

To walk alongside my patients during their different stages of life is my honor as a family doc and I hope that the info I share will also be informative and helpful. If you have any specific topics or questions you would like to learn about, feel free to let me know: IG @askdrma; 

Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.

Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).

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