Name: Miriam Espin
Area(s) of expertise: Biochemistry specializing in fertility, reproductive medicine, and physiotherapy
Years of experience: Working in research and laboratories for over 10 years including two years focused on fertility
- BHSc biochemistry and BHSc health science (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and EUIF Blanquerna)
- Holistic fertility therapist (BSY Group)
- Hypnobirthing certified practitioner (Hypnobirthing Australia)
- Additional studies in women’s health, fertility, and food for fertility and pregnancy (Monash University)
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My motto is knowledge is power! The opposite is true, too, and I’ve been on the other side, which is how I became interested in this field. I feel super happy when I can help individuals and couples understand their situation and feel empowered. Even with the abundance of information available these days, I believe that there is a lot of misinformation regarding health and fertility. I see information and its application as a fundamental tool to maximize someone’s chance of getting pregnant.
What types of situations have you helped Carrot members navigate?
I help people understand how the menstrual cycle works by giving them tools to identify and widen their fertility window. I love empowering Carrot members to understand themselves and their bodies better.
What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a bit of a nerd and love staying up to date on what’s happening in the science world. I also love making coffee and vegetarian cooking. I’m also into dancing, yoga, and now I can surf a bit, too. I also travel and explore Europe and further afield when I can.
Fun fact one: You can’t see from my photo, but I have 22 tattoos — including a big one on my back.
Fun fact two: In early 2020, I flew from Australia to Spain and was just about to do a third round of IVF only to discover upon arriving that I’d gotten pregnant. A few months later, Lola joined us (lots of fun).