Dr. Lynn Westphal

Dr. Lynn Westphal

Dr. Lynn Marie Westphal, M.D., FACOG, and Kindbody's Chief Medical Officer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University, earned her M.D. degree at Stanford University, and did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA and Stanford University. She did a fellowship in molecular biology at Stanford University and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at UCSF. Dr. Westphal joined the full-time faculty at Stanford University in 1998 and was a Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Director of the Fertility Preservation Program, Director of the Third Party Reproduction Program, and Director of the REI Fellowship. Her interest in fertility preservation for cancer survivors led her to set up one of the first oocyte cryopreservation programs in the country. She has held numerous national leadership positions and was the President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine from 2008-2009. She was the Director of Women’s Health at Stanford from 2005-2012. In 2012, she co-founded the Stanford Center for Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) and served as co-director of the program for two years.

Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding?

December 28, 2020

This post is current as of December 27, 2020 and will be updated as new CDC recommendations are released.  This article was medically reviewed and authored by Dr. Lynn Westphal, […]

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A message to oncofertility patients.

April 27, 2020

In the midst of these uncertainties, it is still vital to educate patients about the impact of cancer on future fertility.

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Let’s talk about eggs and success rates.

April 7, 2020

Does egg freezing guarantee a successful pregnancy and birth? Does going through egg freezing guarantee you will have any eggs to freeze at all? Can I assume the success rates I’ve read about apply to me? The answer to all of these questions is no.

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Care for transgender patients.

April 6, 2020

The desire to have children is universal, no matter if an individual is non-binary, trans or cis-gender. However, family building in the LBGTQ community usually requires more thought and planning. And gender-affirming therapies can impact future reproduction, so it is important to know about options before starting treatment.

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Here are some things you should know about COVID-19.

March 5, 2020

The Coronavirus spreads through both air and contact. It’s much like the flu in that regard. Some common sense steps you can take to help protect yourself:

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Fertility 101

July 18, 2019

When was the first time you learned about your “eggs”?

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