Join us Saturday, January 26th for Before the Bump: Your Journey to a Healthy Pregnancy! Whether you're actively trying to conceive or just want to learn more about your fertility health and wellness, this event is for you! You’ll have the opportunity to learn from local OBGYNs, fertility specialists, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and more! Not to mention, you’ll have access to some of the best vendors in the area at our “Bump Boutique!” Bring along your partner, mom, and friends, and let’s get bumpin’!
Vios Fertility will be raffling away a FREE IVF CYCLE! Don’t miss your chance to enter and win!
Included in the free cycle of IVF is an initial consultation, baseline and ongoing cycle monitoring, one egg retrieval with anesthesia, ICSI, one transfer (fresh or frozen), initial cryopreservation of embryos and one year of storage for any remaining embryos. Storage of any cryopreserved embryos after one year will be billed at our standard rate. The free cycle must be used within one calendar year. If the winner has fertility insurance coverage, we will bill insurance first and cover any remaining balances for the items included in the free cycle. You must be present at the drawing to win the free cycle. The winner may choose to gift the free cycle to another individual. Medication, genetic testing, costs related to any complication, and surgical fees are not included.
Come ready to engage with the doctors and specialists
Angeline Beltsos, MD- Vios Fertility Institute
Angeline N. Beltsos, MD is the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Dr. Beltsos completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loyola University in 1995 followed by a fellowship in REI at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, completed in 1997. Dr. Beltsos is also the Clinical Research Division Director of Vios and participates in a number of research projects and scientific publications. She has received numerous awards in teaching and has been honored as “Top Doctor” from Castle Connelly for several years. She is a popular speaker, both nationally and internationally, and a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. Dr. Beltsos is the executive chairperson for the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International, an international conference of fertility experts. As the REI Division Education Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs of Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Chicago, Dr. Beltsos helps educate future OB/GYN doctors. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kara Ehlers, MD- Vios Fertility Institute
Individuals and couples facing infertility in southern Wisconsin and the northern suburbs of Chicago can find cutting-edge treatment and unwavering hope under the care of Kara A. Ehlers, MD, FACOG, our reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at our Milwaukee office. By incorporating evidence-based, minimally-invasive fertility treatments into a custom plan personalized for each and every patient, Dr. Ehlers can improve the comfort of and the outcomes for her families-to-be. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern. UT Southwestern (better known as Parkland) is the busiest OB/Gyn program in the country delivering roughly 1 out of every 300 babies born in the US. In 2017, she completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Louisville’s REI program is the oldest continually running fellowship program in the country and has the highest cumulative live birth rate in the state of Kentucky. As a researcher, author and presenter, Dr. Ehlers is renowned for her work in the area of polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis and treatment. In addition, she has authored a number of scientific publications focused on women’s health and infertility.
Ellen Hayes, MD- Vios Fertility Institute
Dr. Hayes is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. She is dedicated to assisting patients experiencing infertility issues. For over 15 years, she has been providing compassionate, individualized care to her patients with access to the most advanced, state-of-the-art treatment options available. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Alpha Sigma Nu medical honor societies. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she was honored by her department for her outstanding surgical skills. She then completed fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University Medical Center where her thesis project was awarded the prestigious John D. Thompson research award. Dr. Hayes is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has authored several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has participated in research studies in her field which have been presented nationally. While Dr. Hayes is experienced in diagnosis of and treatment of all types of infertility, she has a special interest in diminished ovarian reserve, recurrent pregnancy loss, and fertility preservation. She is also a renowned expert in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and hysteroscopic surgery.
Lisa Mussak, MSOM, L.Ac- Orchid Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Lisa Mussak practices as a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin. Following her graduation in 2007, she completed an advanced acupuncture certification and internship at the China Academy of TCM Hospital in Beijing. Her training in Beijing focused on the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in an outpatient setting, including work related to both fertility and women's health. Lisa is one of just 4 acupuncturists in the state to hold specialty board certification through the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), focusing on treatment of fertility and pregnancy. She most commonly sees those seeking support with reproductive health, including female and male fertility concerns, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum, birth support, and other women's health concerns related to the menstrual cycle. Lisa enjoys providing integrated care to patients, and always welcomes the opportunity to coordinate with other health care professionals throughout the course of your treatment. As an extension of her commitment to supporting women throughout pregnancy and postpartum, Lisa has completed training in the techniques of Spinning Babies and is certified as a HypnoBirthing™ Childbirth Educator.
Tiffany Ogle- The Morning Blend
Tiffany Ogle is the co-host of The Morning Blend on TODAY'S TMJ4 (NBC), Milwaukee’s morning lifestyle talk show weekdays live at 9am. Tiffany loves to be out and about entertaining and meeting new people every chance she can! You may have seen her as the In-game Host for the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Lakeshore Chinooks, or emceeing charity events in our community. As a film and TV actress she’s been featured on national commercials and shows like HGTV, Evine Live Shopping Network, the coach for MTV’s MADE, CNN Headline News contributor, and many more. Tiffany is a former Miss Minnesota & M&ss America contestant, an avid painter, animal lover, Hamm’s Beer Memorabilia and antiques collector. In her mid 30’s, Tiffany realized most conversations with her girlfriends changed from social life to fertility, family, and pregnancy. Reducing the stigma around talking about fertility is important to Tiffany. She saw many girlfriends keeping their struggles silent. She herself met with Vios and feels the information she gained was invaluable as a woman and hopes more women will seek out information and engage in dialogues about their desire to wait to have kids, discuss how much (or little) they know about their options to freeze eggs, use IVF, or get pregnant naturally and be healthy. Tiffany is honored to moderate today’s discussion and is excited about helping empower women to know all their options when it comes to fertility.
Michele Nickels, ND, LAc- Integrative Family Wellness Center
Dr. Michele A Nickels attended naturopathic medical school at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona followed by a residency in Wisconsin specializing in naturopathic family medicine. During her residency, Dr. Nickels educated traditionally trained medical doctors on the use of naturopathic medicine in clinical practice and functioned as residency director, mentoring naturopathic residents and medical doctors. Following her residency, she worked for eight years as a corporate doctor.
Kristine Sullivan, MD- Women's Health Care
Dr. Kristine Sullivan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 . She then completed her Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2018. Dr Sullivan's interest and hobbies include but are not limited to running, hiking, biking, golfing, going to sporting events and trying new restaurants with her husband.
Megan Trester, MD- Moreland OB-GYN Associates
Dr. Megan Trester is a general OB GYN at Moreland OB-GYN with a special interest in infertility and obstetrics. “I am compassionate about the physical and emotional strain that couples face if becoming pregnant becomes challenging. Moreland OB-GYN offers several options that can help you along your fertility journey." Dr. Trester was responsible for development and implementation of an IUI (intrauterine insemination) program at Moreland OBGYN. By offering more, we can tailor the best approach for a couple to become pregnant. In her practice, she sees women through all stages of life, from adolescence to menopause treating a variety of gynecologic and obstetric issues. Dr. Trester is also trained in robotic surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Trester enjoys spending time with her 3 children, sailing, kayaking, and snowboarding. Dr. Trester received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Trester is also a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Trester sees patients at our Waukesha and Sussex locations.
7:00a - AMH testing
8:00a - Arrival, Breakfast, & Visit to the 'The Bump Boutique'
8:15a - 8:45a - Breakfast and Tiffany Ogle, from the Morning Blend, Intro
9:00a - Dr. Beltsos - How the World and Environment Can Affect Our Body: Surprising Truths!
9:45a - BREAK
10:00a -10:45a -Everything you want to know BEFORE you get pregnant presented by Dr. Megan Trester, Dr. Kristine Sullivan and Dr. Michele Nickels
10:45 - 11:15a - BREAK
11:15a - 12p - When You Need Help Getting Pregnant: The Who, What, When, and Why of Fertility Testing and Treatment by Dr. Ehlers, Dr. Hayes and Lisa Mussak
12p - 12:15p - Wrap-up/Raffle