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August 1, 2023

Why Unexplained Infertility is an Unacceptable Diagnosis

with podcast guest

Dr. Marc Sklar


Dr. Marc Sklar, a.k.a The Fertility Expert, is a natural fertility specialist who’s been helping couples get pregnant for twenty years. In addition to his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Marc trained at the Harvard Medical School, Mind/Body Medical Institute. He is the creator of MarcSklar.com and ReproductiveWellness.com, the co-author of Secret to Conception and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Medical Advisor for Natural Health International. Marc’s mission is to bring hope and confidence back into your fertility journey. His HOPE Fertility Program has supported thousands of people to get down to the root cause of their fertility issues and find the answers they need to heal and improve their reproductive health (and have beautiful babies!).

In this episode, Marc and I talk about why an unexplained infertility diagnosis is so problematic, how to know when to consider seeking professional help, why the right testing is a critical aspect of the TTC journey, Marc’s perspective on advanced maternal age, and so much more!


  • Why it’s common practice for doctors to wait until women have had three miscarriages to explore further
  • Consequences of the lack of training in reproductive health and fertility for OB-GYNs
  • Importance of advocating for yourself and finding the right resources
  • Why most OBGYNs are not prepared to address fertility issues
  • Limitations of fertility clinics in addressing pregnancy loss and why IVF may not be the right path
  • Addressing low progesterone and the lifestyle factors that can impact fertility
  • Increasing awareness of the effect of environmental toxins
  • The role of sperm health in miscarriage
  • Why a diagnosis of unexplained infertility is not enough and the need to address underlying issues
  • The need for thorough testing for both men and women and Marc’s testing recommendations
  • How your gut health is connected to your overall fertility
  • Concerns and misconceptions surrounding fertility for women over the age of 35
  • Giving yourself time and space in the fertility journey


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