'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom — Yes, It's a Thing

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The day has finally come -- Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the big screen. Admit it -- you're going to see it, whether it's with your gal pals or your (reluctant) man. Since the first book's 2011 debut, Bumpies have fessed up to the correlation between the romantic reads and their pregnancies. "I got pregnant about... Read more

Why Doctors Don't Like the Term '3-Person Baby'

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The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their aversion? Doctors think it has something to do with what we're calling it. Yes, the practice does involve using DNA from three different parents. During the IVF process, any faulty mitochondrial... Read more

Why IUDs are More Effective Than You Thought

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Their popularity is on the rise, and now their duration might be too; researchers think that intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants may work for one year longer than their intended length of use. A new study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, looked at 263 woman using the IUD Mirena and 237 using... Read more

You Might Start Getting a Contraceptive Lesson at the Dermatologist

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The dermatologist's office isn't the place you'd typically associated with birth control education (unless you're on the pill for acne-related reasons, but let's not get nitpicky). But a new study found it might be the most effective place to offer contraceptive counseling. Published Feb. 4 in the journal JAMA Dermatology, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Read more

Fertility Treatment Babies Are Getting Healthier

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Fertility technology improves by leaps and bounds every year. In 2014 alone, we saw the introduction of three-parent IVF and the first successful birth from a womb transplant. The bottom line? More people are able to become parents. And a new study found that over the last two decades, more and more of them are able... Read more

What is MRKH? A Pageant Queen Opens Up

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Infertility isn't exactly an uncommon problem; one in six couples will struggle with it while trying to conceive. But Jaclyn Schultz -- you may know her as Miss Michigan (2013) -- has a much rarer condition, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. It affects one in 5,000 women worldwide. And this beauty queen is proudly lending her name to the syndrome... Read more

Why the Least Effective Birth Control Is Gaining Popularity

You Don't Want SNL's CNN Pregnancy Test (Watch!)

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When you choose your pregnancy test, there's a lot of variables to consider. Do you want the test touted as the most accurate? The easiest to use? The one that promises the earliest detection? If you want constant updates and vague information, SNL's created the CNN pregnancy test just for you. Just like the CNN app,... Read more

Amazing Mom and Baby Health Advancements in 2014

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We're always amazed by what technology can do, and this year's pregnancy and fertility innovations mean more parents and healthier babies. Here's to an even more innovative 2015. 1. Three-Parent IVF Do you have a genetic mutation you’re afraid of passing on to your child? In as little as two years, you may be... Read more

Exclusive: Bobbie Thomas Opens Up About Her IVF Journey

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If you haven’t already heard, the Today show’s style editor Bobbie Thomas finally got her BFP. But it wasn’t an easy or quick road. Dealing with the emotional ups and downs of IVF gave Thomas newfound perspective on the process and inspired her to speak out about her journey on Today as well as her... Read more