The 4th annual South Florida Fertility Expo Looks to Elevate The Conversation of Fertility While Providing Information and Resources.
Virtual Webinar provides information on new IVF techniques, Uterine Fibroids, and Covid's impact on fertility and reproduction!
Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples in the U. S. today. It's a common thread that binds us, but we all represent different facets of this community. Michelle McKoy, the founder of the South Florida Fertility Expo(#SOFFE2021), was diagnosed with Endometriosis several years ago and started the South Florida Fertility Expo four years ago in support of National Infertility Awareness Week (N.I.A.W.), which is April 18 - 24. This year's conference is presented by Memorial Family Birthplace and held virtually on April 24 from 10 am-3 pm E.S.T. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about fertility and reproduction. The conference highlights include: quality industry professionals providing expert advice, panel discussions, exhibitors, online networking, and resources to help those experiencing hurdles in their desire to have a baby. To register, visit www.southfloridafertilityexpo.com.
"We are looking forward to providing a platform to bring the conversation surrounding fertility to the forefront and provide information and resources to those who suffer in silence. The journey to having a family can be joyous for most. Still, for many, it is a grueling one that forces the parties involved to take an honest look at their hurdles, the options, and resources available to assist with their decisions, states Michelle McKoy, Founder of S.O.F.F.E.
A component of the S.O.F.F.E. includes a focus on Integrative Medicine, which looks at holistic approaches, their effect on the whole person, and the acknowledgment that health, wellness, and the interactions of the mind, body, and spirit have a direct impact on overall well-being,"
Statistics highlight that U.S. birth rates are at an all-time low. According to data from the National Vital Statistics System, women in the United States have fewer babies than ever before, creating a fertility rate of 1.73 births per mother, according to data from the National Vital Statistics System analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among the many exciting speakers expected to attend the virtual event include:
- Sharon M. Salamat MD, Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G., Vice Chief, Dept of O.B./Gyn, Memorial Hospital Miramar discussing "Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes in 2021."
- Jessica Bauer, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Memorial Hospital, discussing the latest in treatments with Endometriosis
- Camille Hammond, Co-founder, and C.E.O. of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, provide support and funding resources to families experiencing infertility.
- María M Kowalski, a Holistic Womb Care Practitioner who performs Shamanic Reiki Healing and Spiritual channeling.
- George Love, a practitioner of Preventative Medicine. He is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, aka Zhenwu, spiritual warrior, physician, and scholar who teaches health & spirituality.
Delisa Skeete Henry, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. from Broward Health Medical Center board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in South Florida for almost 20 years. She currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn.
About Memorial Family Birthplace
Memorial Family Birthplace is dedicated to providing support, education, and high-quality maternity services to help attendees have a happy and healthy pregnancy, delivery, and hospital experience.