Our Mission

pregnantish is dedicated to helping people dealing with infertility and fertility treatments navigate the emotional, personal, and practical realities of an often overwhelming process.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and connect the millions of women and men who are starting their families … with a little help.

The Team

Andrea Syrtash

founder, editor in chief

Andrea Syrtash is a nationally recognized relationship expert and published author of popular books including, He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing) and Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband). She’s written relationship and lifestyle advice for outlets like MSN, CNN, The Nest, Glamour and Oprah.com; and is a frequent contributor on national television shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and The View. As an on-air host and producer, Andrea has worked on shows for Yahoo!, NBC, Oprah’s OWN, Discovery’s TLC, The New York Post and more. In the Spring of 2017, Andrea will host a television pilot about relationships for FOX. She’s passionate about helping people live and love authentically; and is committed to elevating the conversation about what it takes to start a family for millions of people today.

Linda Ingroia

articles editor

Linda Ingroia is the editor of pregnantish.com. She is an award-winning editor and content strategist specializing in health and lifestyle. She was an executive editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and prior to that managed publishing programs at Wiley and Macmillan. She is endlessly inspired to help shape compelling, meaningful stories.

Termeh Mazhari

art director

Termeh Mazhari is an experienced PR and marketing consultant. She spearheads the pregnantish communications, public relations and marketing efforts, including sponsorships and advertising. She’s a firm believer in pregnantish’s mission to have candid conversations and real talk about love, life and family.

Stephanie Berez

strategic marketing advisor

Stephanie is a marketer, brand strategist, and innovator who believes that life is best when collaborating with strong minds, grounded in meaningful purpose. She takes a disciplined and creative approach to helping brands + businesses unleash their potential, leveraging 25 years of experience across Marketing, Sales & Supply Chain at Church & Dwight, Cadbury, Pfizer, and currently Twinings tea as Vice President of Marketing, North America. Stephanie is a respected marketing expert in sexual & reproductive health, having worked in the field for nearly 15 years including her time leading Marketing for Trojan condoms, lubricants and vibrators & First Response pregnancy test kits. She has worked closely with prominent sexual health experts & educators, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the FDA, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the Indiana University School of Public Health, and public health departments. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, History & Psychology), the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University (MBA) and holds certificates from Dartmouth College (Tuck Business Bridge), the Center for Creative Leadership, and Thayer Leadership at West Point.

Oren Rappaport

pregnantish insights

Oren is a marketing research consultant who has specialized in data-driven analytics and insights for over 20 years, with unique expertise in the areas of customer satisfaction, customer experience and strategic management. He has a wide range of global experience designing, analyzing and presenting research findings to clients to help them improve and better understand their customers’ experiences. An expert in utilizing data analytics, he focuses on areas that are likely to have the greatest impact from a customer improvement perspective to maximize his clients’ “bang for the buck.” He also seeks to uncover those factors ultimately responsible for poor performance via root-cause analysis.  has been an integral partner and project lead for approximately 200 consulting and analytic engagements serving numerous industries. Oren also was awarded a U.S. patent for co-developing an innovative online marketing sales tool. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, he received his MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Ron Rappaport

pregnantish insights

Ron is a professional writer and analyst with a proven track record of ideating, creating and delivering strategic content from concept to execution. He began his career in market research at the dawn of the Internet industry in Silicon Valley. As an Industry Analyst, Ron advised executives and authored white paper analyses on product and communication strategies for Fortune 500 clients including Microsoft, HP, IBM, Intel, Adobe and Apple. He helped design, analyze and author primary research studies and presented results to clients, personally consulting with c-suite executives including the CEOs of Microsoft, Google and eBay. Ron has been quoted in dozens of business publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post. Most recently, Ron has been creating content for Disney and Netflix. Ron graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Psychology.

Carolyn Kossow

communications manager & content development

Carolyn (she/her) is a gender, queer, and racial justice communications professional and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received both her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Gender Studies (London School of Economics and Hamilton College, respectively) with a focus on reproductive health, and is dedicated to a life and career advocating for social justice. Carolyn supports the work of pregnantish through subject matter expertise, content creation, and project management. Carolyn’s work and research has utilized critical-race, queer, and feminist theories to examine reproductive health injustices worldwide with specific focus on racism and classism within assisted reproductive technologies (i.e., egg donation and surrogacy). She has worked in several nonprofits and start-ups advocating for economic, racial, LGBTQ, and gender justice at a local and global scale.

Carley Ford

pregnantish Verified Network & events manager

Carley joined team pregnantish in January 2022 as our Events and Influencer Relations Coordinator. Carley started her event planning experience in Los Angeles working for the American Red Cross. After graduating with a bachelors in Business with concentrations in Marketing and Management, she took a marketing position with Evolution Scientific, a pharmaceutical services company based in PA. After relocating to NYC, she started with Pregnantish overseeing the pregnantish Verified Network events and influencer relations. Carley oversees Pregnantish’s Live PVN (Pregnatnish Verified Network) events nationwide, from LA to NYC, and is excited to help bring more events worldwide. In April of 2024, Pregnantish will host its second international event in Canada.

Emily Bullers

executive assistant & communications assistant

Emily joined pregnantish in 2021 from the world of education. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in New York and New Hampshire. She has a Masters of Science in Education with a Literacy Specialist Certification. Being a part of the team at pregnantish is close to her heart because fertility treatments helped her become a mom.

Gerry Sievers

pregnantish productions

Gerry Sievers is a seasoned Producer and Director who helps bring brand stories to life. He’s worked with brands including Google, Etsy, Wired, and Esquire, and he was a video journalist for “36 Hours” at the New York Times.  In addition to his work with Pregnantish Productions, Sievers has worked with NYU Winthrop, NYU Langone and Northwell Health, producing commercials for television and other various medical content.

Josh Grossberg

pregnantish productions

Josh Grossberg is a filmmaker and member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) best known for the award-winning Hurricane Katrina feature documentary, A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home, which aired on the Documentary Channel. Other producing credits include Diva Communications’ two-part documentary, The Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees, airing on ABC. He’s a freelance news writer for a number of outlets, including New York Magazine and  and The New York Post. In addition to his work with Pregnantish Productions, Josh frequently directs and produces content for Healthline.