Introducing Three-Parent IVF

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You've heard of sperm donors and surrogate mothers, but what about female mitochondria donors? It's only in the research stage right now, but it could be a new part of IVF in two years. The process is called mitochondrial replacement, or "three-parent" IVF. Why three? The baby will have genes from its mother, father,... read more

Successful IVF Just Got Quicker and Cheaper

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If you're going through IVF, chances are you already know all about embryo screening. Doctors can comb through DNA to find risks for abnormalities and diseases prior to implantation, and pick the best embryos to transfer. The IVF process isn't cheap; one cycle typically costs $12,400. But a new screening process is looking to... read more

The Social Factor That Makes You More Likely to Get Pregnant

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"Everyone's doing it!" may not have been a valid excuse for hopping on trends in high school, but it seems to be enough to get women to think about babies post-graduation. A new study published in the American Sociological Review found that women are more likely to have a baby after finding out their friends... read more

How What You Ate Before Pregnancy Affects Baby

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You've always known you're supposed to eat healthy, but being conscious of your choices is easier when you're eating for two. Kudos to you if you cut out the chips and candy before getting a positive pregnancy test; a study out of the University of Adelaide in Australia just confirmed that a healthy pre-pregnancy diet has amazing benefits for birth.... read more

​Michelle Duggar Visits Pregnancy Specialist — Will There Be Baby #20?​

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The stars of TLC's show 19 Kids and Counting (yep, that's still a show!) may be trying for baby number 20. A preview clip released to Today.com reveals Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar recently visited a high-risk pregnancy specialist in Little Rock, Arkasas. Is Michelle trying to get pregnant again? Not necessarily.... read more

Guess How Old the Oldest Mother To Conceive Through IVF Is?

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Since a new study just revealed that more women are waiting until the age of 35 to have their first child, this new tidbit of info makes sense. A woman in Winter Park, Florida, just biologically conceived and delivered her first child using IVF at the age of... 46. Surprised? The Orlando-area woman and... read more

Did Your State Score an ‘F’ on This Fertility Report Card?

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Some believe that it takes a village to raise a child -- but what if your "village" is ill-equipped to even help conceive one? Thanks to RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association's fertility scorecard, people who have fertility issues can see if their state is supporting them with the proper care. The scoring algorithm shown on the group's infographic... read more

Lily Allen Opens Up About Her Devastating Miscarriage and Stillbirth

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Lily Allen hasn't recovered from her absolutely heartbreaking stillbirth in 2010, but now she's willing to speak out about her depression that came from losing her baby boy when she was six months pregnant. "It was horrendous and something I would not wish on my worst enemy," Lily tells The Sun. "It's something that I... read more

Why You Probably Want to Buy an At-Home Pregnancy Test Instead of Getting One at the Hospital

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According to a new study from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 9 out of 11 of the most popular hospital urine pregnancy tests are more likely to produce a false-negative result after the fifth to seventh week of pregnancy, even though the tests perform well in the first month after conception. Led by Ann M. Gronowski,... read more

Mom of Twins Gave Birth to Friend’s Twins After Many Failed IVF Cycles

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Choosing a surrogate is one of the hardest choices to make in life -- especially after undergoing IVF four times. Sandi and Philip Palmisano's failed results were discouraging, but met Andrea and Mark Rivas in 2010 at the Shady Grove Fertility Center in Washington, DC, where they were also trying IVF. Andrea gave birth... read more