Why do we think of fertility as a woman’s problem? That’s what this week’s speaker wants to know.

Having been on her own complex and emotional journey with pregnancy and fertility, Leslie Schrock dug deep into the history as well as the modern practices of reproductive health. Her exploration, based on deep research and hundreds of expert interviews, yielded some pretty amazing insights about how we can make reproductive health a better experience for all, both emotionally and physically.

Following on the heels of her first blockbuster book Bumpin’, Leslie’s latest release is Fertility Rules – a highly-researched guide that explores both male and female fertility with a holistic plan to improve the chances of conceiving at any age. This session of Parlay from Away will feature the authentic story of a Parlay House member who is willing to talk about her journey and make sure that those who follow her will know how to talk to their partners, care-givers and loved-ones for the best possible outcomes.


Leslie Schrock is an author and angel investor working at the convergence of health and technology. Her breakout hit, Bumpin’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy mixes the latest clinical research with practical advice for working families. Her second book, Fertility Rules, (Simon Element, Spring 2023) publishes in June and addresses male and female fertility. Leslie is an investor in Caribou, Roon, Pangea, Tonal, Perchwell, Legacy, Kinfield, and dbt Labs (and others), an advisor to Maven, Alife, Origin, Oath, and Reverance. She is also on Gameto’s bioethics board, and the board of advisors at the Moody School of Communication at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. Leslie was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and her work has been featured in The Economist, Fortune, NPR, Time, GQ, CNBC, Forbes, Wired, and The New York Times.