Ep 123 Finding a flexible job and helping women with fertility issues with Dr. Erica Bove

Have you heard these myths about balancing medicine and fertility?

  • Myth 1: You have to sacrifice your career for your family.
  • Myth 2: Fertility treatments always work.
  • Myth 3: You can't have it all. 

Join my special guest today, Dr. Erica Bove, as she shares her story of practicing medicine on her own terms while navigating fertility challenges. From breaking free of traditional constraints to empowering women physicians, her path to achieving work-life balance and informed fertility decisions will inspire you.

This was the first time in six years I had cried. And I remember having this image of this open, gaping wound.” -Dr. Erica Bove

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the transformative impact of coaching on increasing self-awareness and personal growth.
  • Overcome the barriers of perfectionism and self-doubt to unlock your full potential in both your professional and personal life.
  • Learn effective strategies for balancing the demands of your career with your personal priorities and well-being.
  • Gain insights into the unique fertility challenges faced by female physicians and how to navigate them with confidence.
  • Understand the importance of proactive fertility preservation and make informed decisions about your reproductive health.

About Dr. Erica Bove

Erica Bove, MD, is a double board certified OB-GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI) physician at the University of Vermont, as well as a certified life coach through The Life Coach School. She is also the founder of Love and Science: Thriving Through Infertility. She has a keen interest in marrying an evidence-based approach with intuitive knowing in the context of a trusting relationship.

She is beyond excited to bring coaching skills and paradigms to help women professionals thrive while undergoing fertility treatments. She is an expert in the field of sex and intimacy, as well as embodiment and mindful self compassion. She believes that the best outcomes are obtained when the whole person is seen and understood.

Her mission is to heal and support the healers and to create a legacy she is proud of.

If you're curious:

  • Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
  • Med school: University of Vermont
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan

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Key Moments

00:00:00 - Empowering Women in Medicine

00:02:38 - Recognizing Unmet Needs

00:06:04 - The Power of Coaching

00:09:57 - Challenging Limiting Beliefs

00:11:41 - Rethinking Success and Reality

00:12:15 - Internal Success Metrics

00:13:18 - Creating Job Flexibility

00:15:24 - Job Transition and New Opportunities

00:21:02 - Fertility Coaching Practice

00:24:06 - Addressing Emotions and Priority Shifts in Infertility Journey

00:26:06 - Increased Risk of Infertility in Surgeons

00:28:00 - Fertility Preservation and Support for Surgery Residents

00:29:51 - Proactive Approach to Fertility Awareness

00:33:28 - Creating a Supportive Culture in Medicine