About us

Fora (noun) for-ə

Latin,  meeting places for open discussion and exchange of ideas

Personalized care. Modern Technology.

At Fora, we meet you where you are.  The foundation of Fora Fertility is that each patient’s forum is unique…a forum where we will meet you to discuss YOUR dreams and goals, YOUR ideas and questions, YOUR body and fertility. A forum especially for you.

Small and personal, boutique and individualized, at Fora Fertility, we provide expert medical care using the most advanced, state of the art treatments. Your fertility journey will be an empowering experience with a patient centered approach led by your Fora Fertility physicians.

Fora was founded to provide you with exactly what you need to understand your fertility, grow your family, or preserve your future fertility. At Fora, we do not believe that bigger is better. We know that your forum is as unique as you are, and we are here for you every step of the way.

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Dr. Amanda Skillern, MD

Dr. Amanda Skillern completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with double honors in Psychology and the Plan I Liberal Arts Honors program. Her studies culminated in an honors thesis in health psychology focusing on coping mechanisms in women’s sexual and reproductive health, solidifying her interest in this area. Dr. Skillern went on to earn her Medical Degree at Texas Tech, followed by a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Skillern is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Skillern returned to her Texas roots after completing her fellowship to open and oversee the fertility clinic at RMA of Texas in Austin, serving as the IVF Director of that clinical location from 2013 to 2020.  She also came full circle by returning to the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor and the REI Educational Experience Coordinator for the Women’s Health Residency Program at Dell Medical School. Dr. Skillern is proud to have been a part of so many Austin patients’ family building journeys and is thrilled to continue to serve her Austin patients at Fora Fertility.  She develops and maintains personal relationships with all of her patients and her greatest reward is their continued communication over the years.

Dr. Skillern’s areas of interest include ovarian aging, ovarian reserve, and options for extending fertility, such as oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo banking) and donor egg. Her scientific research has focused on the process by which primordial follicles (eggs) diminish over time, to better understand how the ovary ages. This knowledge fuels her novel clinical approach to women with diminished ovarian reserve. A large part of Dr. Skillern’s clinical practice focuses on patients with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) who have often been told that they are not candidates for treatment or fertility preservation using their own eggs.

Dr. Skillern is also passionate about the biopsychosocial model of health that she adopted during her early psychology research years. Specifically, she uses her expertise in women's health coping mechanisms to inform her approach to caring for her patients. In sum, Dr. Skillern’s unique background allows her to care for the whole patient on the whole journey. Dr. Skillern truly views assisting her patients on their family building journeys as her life’s work.

Dra. Skillern habla Español y le da la bienvenida a los pacientes de habla Español para que llamen o envíen correos electrónicos en Español para solicitar una consulta.

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Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD

Dr. Natalie Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Nutrition Science, solidifying a strong passion in nutrition and lifestyle factors on reproductive health. She went on to earn her Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, followed by Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina while concurrently obtaining a Master's Degree in Clinical Research. Dr. Crawford is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Crawford is proud to be a Clinical Assistant Professor of Women’s Heath at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and enjoys teaching the next generation of physicians. Dr. Crawford is also the Director of Women’s Health and Gynecology at the Institute of Plant Based Medicine, where she works with other leading physicians across specialties to promote evidence based lifestyle interventions to prevent disease and optimize health. She has a strong interest in promoting and amplifying other women, and she co-founded Pinnacle Conference, a leadership organization for women in medicine.

Dr. Crawford values developing close connections with her patients throughout their fertility journeys. She is passionate about education and promotes fertility awareness through social media and community outreach. Follow Dr. Crawford on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and visit her blog at nataliecrawfordmd.com. She also hosts the “As a Woman” podcast and her YouTube channel with the goal to empower women through education.

Dr. Crawford was awarded the “Best Fertility Specialist in Austin” at the 2019 Austin Birth Awards and was the 2019 Recipient of the Hope Award for Social Influence, by Resolve, the National Infertility Association. She is nominated for Austin’s Top 40 under 40 for her work empowering women in our local community and beyond. She is married to Austin native Jason Crawford, and they have two young children.  

Dr. Natalie Crawford

Dr. Natalie Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Nutrition Science, solidifying a strong passion in nutrition and lifestyle factors on reproductive health. She went on to earn her Medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, followed by Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina while concurrently obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research. Dr. Crawford is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Crawford values developing close connections with her patient throughout their infertility journeys and incorporates evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve their dreams of family building. She is passionate about education and empowering women and promotes fertility awareness through social media community outreach. Follow Dr. Crawford on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd and visit her blog at nataliecrawfordmd.com. She also hosts the “As a Woman” podcast with the goal to empower women through education and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

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