WCL: Fertility after 40 with Dr. Lauren Streicher

More and more women are waiting to start families until they are in their 30'sor even 40's ? Dr. Streicher gives solid advice on what to do if you wait.

Do you want Dr. Streicher to answer a question? E-mail us at wcl@windycitylive.com and put "Ask the Doctor" in the subject line. Please keep your questions general in nature, Dr. Streicher cannot comment on individual situations.

To find out more about Dr. Streicher:

Dr. Lauren Streicher is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school, The Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. Considered a thought leader in her field, Dr. Streicher has appeared in numerous national and local media outlets discussing all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was a member of the WBBM Health Team with weekly appearances and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The McNeil Lehrer Hour, ABC News Now, 20/20, and World News Tonight. She hosted The Answered Patient Series and appeared weekly on NBC's In The Loop with iVillage. She also hosted "Advances in Women's Health", on Reach MD XM 24, the station for medical professionals. Her "What's Up Down There" women's health tips can be heard on Premier Radio's The Pink Channel.

Castle Connolly and Chicago Magazine have consistently recognized her as one of the "Top Doctors" in Chicago. She is featured in an article in the January 2008 issue of Chicago Magazine's Top Doc issue.

She contributes articles and has been interviewed for many magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, WebMD, and Figure Magazine. She is also a medical correspondent for ABC News. Her column, "Ask the Ob-Gyn" appeared weekly in the Chicago Sun Times. Her book, The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, was published in 2004 and remains the number one book on hysterectomy on amazon.com.

Dr. Streicher is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgeons and a member of The North American Menopause Society. Her clinical interests include all aspects of gynecology but Dr. Streicher has a particular interest and expertise in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and alternatives to hysterectomy.