fertility

Scientists Are Working on Ways to Help IVF Couples Cope With Infertility

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A brand new study led by Helen Rockliff analyzed more than 23 previous studies in order to identify  what types of coping strategies, personality traits and social circumstances are available to help couples going through IVF treatments. Turns out, all you really need is a friend. By taking a look at 23 previous... read more

Chemicals In Your Guy’s Takeout Containers Could be Messing With His Fertility

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Before you let your partner order takeout, read this. A new study found that phthalates (which are hormone-mimicking chemicals found on food packaging, plastics, shampoos and colognes) may be hurting his chances of conception when it comes to babymaking. For the study, published in Fertility and Sterility and authored by researchers at the... read more

Study Says Women Don’t Know Much About Fertility — Test Your Knowledge!

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Think you've got your fertility figured out? Think again! According to the latest study by Yale School of Medicine, researchers found that just about half of reproductive-aged women haven't discussed their reproductive health with their doctor (or, at the very least, a medical care provider) and roughly 30 percent had only visited with... read more

2013 Bumpie Best: Most Controversial Fertility News

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Welcome to our 2013 Bumpie Best countdown! We’re highlighting the most talked about, most stylish and most amazing new mom, pregnancy and fertility moments that have taken place over the past year. Wondering which celeb mama we most admired in 2013? Or which nursery trend was most loved by moms-to-be? Stay tuned, y’all! We’re rolling though the... read more

Hope for Families? More Lenders Offering Loans for Fertility Treatments

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A new report released from the Hastings Center found that more and more lenders are specializing in loans for fertility treatments. And while it means more and more couples will able to afford the treatments, the Hastings Center Report journal notes that the increase in lenders has some concerned that doctors are only... read more

Do Fertility Treatments Raise Your Risk of Multiples?

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Are more and more moms getting pregnant with multiples? The latest study says yes. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team under lead author Aniket Kulkarni of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US were due to... read more

5 Million Babies — and Counting! How IVF Changed Fertility

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New reports from the International Committee for the Monitoring of Assisted Reproductive Technology noted that more than 5 million babies have been born due to alternative conception methods. Since 1978, Richard Kennedy, a committee board member, noted, more than 5 million babies have been born due to advanced reproductive medicine -- and IVF... read more

Amazing New Fertility Procedure May Help More Women Conceive: Here’s How

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A new process called in vitro activation (IVA) is taking huge strides forward for women in the world of infertility. The process takes an ovary (or a piece of ovarian tissue) and treats it with proteins and other nutrients to help immature follicles mature into eggs outside of a woman's body. It's then reimplanted into... read more

Incredible, New Low-Cost IVF Procedure Could Change the Future of Fertility Treatments

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In May, Marybeth Scheidts gave birth to a healthy baby boy with her husband, David Levy, thanks to a new technique using modern, low-cost DNA sequencing to check for whole chromosome abnormalities and specific gene defects before the embryo is implanted into a mother's womb. The new technique, used in in vitro fertilization... read more

New Fertility Kit on the Market: Would You Try It?

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When friends Dr. Lara Oboler and Marjorie Goldner decided they wanted to journey into motherhood, the duo did not want to waste any time prepping for baby. After one month turned to two and then quickly to four, they started considering alternative ways to get pregnant. As the women struggled to conceive, they gave birth... read more