Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: Signs and Symptoms

featuring Stefani Hayes, ND, LAc

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Season 3: Episode 12

Published November 28, 2023

Dr. Stefani Hayes is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who specializes in helping fertility patients. In this week’s episode, she joins Dr. Smeaton to dive into a very mysterious aspect of infertility called Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). POI is becoming an increasingly frequent problem in women and, unfortunately, it’s typically identified very late when it’s already progressed through the disease process. We don’t know for sure why it happens, but we do know that POI has impacts on a patient’s overall hormone health, so we need to understand it.  

You'll hear why infertility is a lot like the canary in the coal mine that can help providers get a clearer picture of the trajectory of their patients' health. Plus, you’ll learn what to look for when assessing POI, why this could be happening, and what you can do about it. 


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About our speaker

Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon. She practices at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center-Westa large integrative natural medicine clinic. Dr. Hayes loves offering a collaborative model of care to her patients. Her practice focuses on addressing women’s health and fertility concerns from a holistic perspective. She is skilled in treating complex fertility cases using an integrative, whole-body approach. Dr. Hayes passion is assisting all types of families in not only realizing their goals of parenthood but also enjoying that time.  

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Show Notes

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