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This Couple Created Hilarious Photos To "Announce" Their Infertility

"We spent all the dough...still no bun in the oven."<p>So they embarked on a long journey of trying fertility treatments. After three years, they decided to consider adoption to expand their family.<p>"We both pretty quickly felt a lot of peace with the decision to finally draw a curtain on fertility …

When you 'come out' about infertility

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am one in eight. One in every eight couples struggles to conceive or to maintain a pregnancy. I did not realize the magnitude of that statistic, the amount of women I would meet who also are one in eight. I did not know the journey into heartbreak, heartache, sisterhood and loss that I …

Pregnancy

40-Year-Old Woman Who Struggled with Infertility for 20 Years Gives Birth 4 Weeks After Learning She Was Pregnant

Shortly after getting married in 1995, Udona and Chuck Hebert were told they would never have children. Doctors informed the newlyweds that Udona’s …

New Infertility Treatments For Women 35-45

What if there was another way to address your infertility instead of going through the status quo of treatment? Instead of relying on the “standard …

Pregnancy

‘Fitbit for your period’: the rise of fertility tracking | Moira Weigel

Investors are pouring money into apps that allow women to track their fertility. Can tech companies use data to change the world of women’s reproductive health?<p>Will Sacks did not plan to go into the menstruation business. When he travelled from Toronto to Reno to attend his first Burning Man …

Energy Efficiency

Fertility treatment: Lesbian couple 'had to go private' to get names on baby's birth certificate

<b>A lesbian couple expecting their first child have said they had no option but to pay for private fertility treatment to ensure both of their names would be on the baby's birth certificate.</b><p>Sarah Murphy and Jenny Doherty tried to get treatment from the NHS, but were told they were ineligible.<p>The …

An Open Letter to Chrissy Teigen's IVF Critics

Dear Critics,<p>Let me start by saying that I'm sure your opinions come from a good place. A place of concern for the overall mindset of our culture perhaps, or maybe your interest is more along the lines of science and man's role in creating life. Whatever made you vocalize your opinion on one …

Chrissy Teigen opens up about fertility struggles: 'Emotionally, it could be really hard'

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is currently in full baby mode: She and her husband, John Legend, had a baby shower this week for their soon-to-arrive baby girl.<p>They are full of excitement now, but Teigen has been open with the media about her fertility struggles, even revealing that she chose her baby's …

Pregnancy

The Identity Theft of Infertility

She sits in the chair across from me showing more of her pregnancy. Her face is filling out, her breathing becoming more and more labored and her belly growing each week as her baby gets closer to breathing this earth's fresh air.<p>"How is your anxiety?" I ask her with both love and accountability. …

Seven Expert Tips for Boosting Your Fertility

<b>Mariah Carey</b>, <b>Kim Kardashian</b> and <b>Chrissy Teigen</b> have all opened up about their struggles to conceive. And on Thursday, February 18, <b>Eva Longoria</b> shared …

Women's Health

The Complicated Science Behind When Babies Are Conceived

Chances are you were told in school that you could get pregnant <i>any time you have sex so don’t have sex.</i> But that’s mostly a lie to get you to keep it …

7 Important Facts to Know if You're Considering IVF

The down-low on getting knocked up.<p>In vitro fertilization is a popular option for couples who need help in the conception department—in the U.S., about 12 percent of women aged 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but there's a lot …

What It's Really Like to be a Sperm Donor

"Finding out that my sperm worked and that the child is healthy, happy, and smart was and is absolutely wonderful, but I should have let my curiosity stop there."<p>When the average person thinks about sperm donation, you imagine a guy jerking off into a cup, collecting however much money he …

FertilityIQ Aims To Alleviate “Total Hell” of Finding A Fertility Doctor

FertilityIQ founders Deborah and Jake Anderson-Bialis started the company to help other couples in their shoes.<p>About 12% of women in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. It’s a common and highly expensive problem, with studies finding that patients starting …

Pregnancy

Claims IVF as dangerous to evolution as junk food 'grotesque': IVF expert

Australian IVF expert Peter Illingworth says a US evolutionary biologist's claims IVF is an "evolutionary experiment" and is comparable to junk food …

IVF

Test tube babies could die sooner

Scientists fear health implications of being conceived by IVF may not be known for many years to come<p>Children born through IVF could have shorter lifespans and poorer health in later life because the assisted reproduction bypasses critical natural selection processes in the body, an evolutionary …

'World's first' home sperm testing kit launches

A Danish company claims to have invented the first reliable home sperm testing kit that measures both the count and quality of men's swimmers.<p>Whilst home testing kits are not new to the market, previous products have indicted sperm count but not quality.<p>SwimCount, from IVF specialists Motility …

How to Deal With the Grief of Infertility

When you or someone you know is hurting.<b>My wife and I have been trying to have a child for almost two years and we fear, due to some issues</b> …

How My Infertility Made Me Pro-Choice

Ever since finding out that I couldn't conceive when I was very young, I've never really had a moment where the fact that I would never give birth bothered me.<p>If anything, the only upsetting part of this revelation was that I had the choice of whether or not I would have a biological child stolen …

Taking Painkillers While Pregnant Might Harm Your Granddaughter's Fertility

Pregnant women who take common painkillers might be putting the fertility of their daughters and even their granddaughters at risk, a new study says.<p>Women who take common painkillers during pregnancy could be putting the fertility of their unborn daughters at risk, according to a new study from the …

Pregnancy

Remedies for infertility: how performative rituals entered early medical literature

A study of one of the most important medieval texts devoted to women's medicine has opened a window into the many rituals associated with conception …

Cambridge University

‘I stopped IVF to save my marriage’

I would have done anything to have a child. Being a mother felt like a fundamental part of who I was and what I had grown up to expect. But after four years of fertility treatment, I stopped recognising myself. I was constantly ‘on the edge’, as well as tearful, and it was all I could think …

Now you know when: Track your fertility with the Femometer smart thermometer

Although conception and pregnancy still isn’t as much of an exact science as anyone would like, there are some things we can do to make the process a …

State removed age limit for infertility insurance coverage

Varicoceles—A Common Cause of Infertility in Men

They can make the scrotum too warm, lower testosterone, and shrink testicles<p>The testicles need a supply of fresh blood to function correctly. It’s …

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Image: Shutterstock/Photographee.eu<p>Image: Shutterstock/Photographee.eu<p>WITH ONE IN six couples in Ireland experiencing difficulties conceiving, …

Infertility Warning Signs

Most doctors say you shouldn’t worry about infertility until after an entire year of trying to conceive with no success. But if you’ve become …

Women's Health

Air pollution and traffic fumes tied to infertility risk | Reuters

Women who live close to major highways where the air is polluted by traffic exhaust fumes may be slightly more likely to have fertility problems than women who live further away where the air is cleaner, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Chimneys of a power plant are pictured from a plane, on the outskirts of …

7 Simple Pieces of Self-Care that Helped Me Survive Another Round of Fertility Treatments

<i>4 Days Into Treatment Cycle — I started taking progesterone this week to get ready for the real treatments. Four days in, I have had two migraines, for a total of three this week. I expect this pattern to continue every other day as long as I take the progesterone. I am so unaccustomed to</i> …

'Spermbots' are a bionic suit for your sperm

One of the main causes of infertility in men is low sperm motility. That is to say, the sperm are present and alive, but they have the swimming prowess of a toddler that’s afraid to lose its water wings.<p>In short, they just aren’t fast enough to reach the egg.<p>It’s hard to fault them, I can’t get to …