Austin, TX — The Prelude Network (Prelude) announces that Dr. Natalie Crawford, reproductive endocrinologist at Aspire Fertility Austin, was recognized by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association with the Hope Award for Social Influence for using social media to connect with and educate her patients, inform the general public and help remove the isolation and stigma of infertility.
Dr. Crawford accepted the award at RESOLVE’s 22nd Annual Night of Hope Gala on November 11, 2019 at Capitale in New York City. As the organization that supports and provides a voice for all people challenged in their family building journey, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who truly impact those struggling to build a family.
“I am so honored to receive such a prestigious award by an organization that has made it its mission to destigmatize infertility and provide hope to those who dream of building their families,” says Dr. Natalie Crawford. “As a reproductive endocrinologist, I understand the emotions that are involved in the journeys of our patients and it is my greatest honor to help them through that journey through compassionate and personalized care.”
An accomplished reproductive endocrinologist who is board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility, Dr. Crawford values developing close connections with her patients throughout their infertility journeys and incorporates evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve their dreams of family building. Dr. Crawford is passionate about educating and empowering women and promotes fertility awareness through social media and community outreach. She also hosts the “As a Woman” podcast with the goal to empower women through education and encourage them to pursue their dreams.
Dr. Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University while obtaining a degree in nutrition science and attended medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of North Carolina, while concurrently obtaining a master’s degree in clinical research.
“We congratulate Dr. Crawford on this honor and thank her for using her voice and platform to raise awareness around infertility,” says TJ Farnsworth, Founder and CEO of Inception. “Her medical expertise in the field of reproductive endocrinology, coupled with her compassionate and personalized care, gives our patients a unique experience that eases the strain that can often accompany this journey.”
With five locations in Texas, Aspire Fertility is shifting the paradigm of fertility treatment by raising the standard of care, streamlining care into an integrated system, and enhancing the overall patient experience. Now part of the Prelude Network, Aspire Fertility brings together the top medical and scientific minds in the industry with the goal of providing the very best outcomes possible for their patients.
Inception was founded in 2015 with an ambitious goal to create a family of organizations intent on improving the way patients experience their fertility journey. The company’s mission is to shift the paradigm of the fertility market by raising the standard of care, streamlining fragmented components into an integrated system, and enhancing the overall patient experience. Inception’s network of full service fertility centers, The Prelude Network, is now the largest of its kind including some of the country’s top-tier fertility practices in 17 markets across the US.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
A national nonprofit patient advocacy organization. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. Founded in 1974, RESOLVE provides free support groups in more than 200 communities; is the leading patient advocacy voice; and serves as the go-to organization for anyone challenged in their family building. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.