fertility

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

Latest Groundbreaking Study on Egg Freezing Could Change the Future of Infertility

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New research published in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's journal Fertility and Sterility has shed some inspiring light on egg-freezing success rates. The study, headed p by Kutluk Oktay, M.D., who specializes in preserving the fertility of female cancer patients, conducted a meta-analysis of ooctye cryopreservation cycles with individualized patient data to... read more

Physical Activity: Does It Help or Hurt Your Fertility?

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New research appearing in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that a woman's reproductive functions may be tied to her immune status. While previous studies have found this same immune and reproductive association in men, this is the first time the association has been found in females. Beginning by speaking of animals in general,... read more

Khloe Kardashian-Odom Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggle

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In a teaser for the coming episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, it's little sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom who steals the show (and as usual, our hearts). The always outspoken, spunky and 100 percent daring Kardashian lets the light shine on her personal life and her struggle to conceive. While talking with her stepbrother, Brandon... read more

Study Says Fertility Treatments Not to Blame for Baby’s Developmental Delays — So, What Is?

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New research sheds light on why babies born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments have shown a higher risk for developmental delays. In the past, low birth weight, issues with brain development and premature birth have all been correlated with fertility treatments. Researchers are now noticing that while it's possible the treatments themselves are contributing... read more

Research Finds Spending Time in the Sauna Could Hurt Your Man’s Fertility

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Bad news for men who like it hot -- a new study reveals that spending time in the sauna could lower your guy's sperm count. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Padova in Italy and published online in February in the journal Human Reproduction, followed healthy Finnish men in their 30s. The... read more

Could Watching TV Be Hurting Your Man’s Fertility? New Research Says…

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Yes! New studies have shown that the quality of sperm is decreasing in Western countries. Though there are many factors at hand that could explain the downward spiral (and perhaps the dropping U.S. fertility rates), the dip could be caused by increased TV viewing. That's right -- TV could be effecting... read more

Dangerously Low U.S. Fertility Rate Causes Concern for the Future of Our Country

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Less and less men and women are becoming parents, a U.S. fertility study reveals. Birth rates in the United States are at their lowest level since 1920. A University of Southern California study released last month reported an unprecedented decline in California's child population. The number, researchers admit, "will pose significant challenges for... read more

Fertility Clinics Raffle Off IVF Treatments

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To try to get pregnant, couples dealing with infertility may try to increase their odds for conception by changing their lifestyle or taking extra vitamins. Some, however, have started turning to lady luck hoping to win a free IVF treatment. Recently, fertility clinics across that country have held contests that offer one major... read more

Scientists Discover New Fertility Treatment

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Infertility is an issue that, according to the CDC, affects 10 percent of  American women. A new Japanese study, however, may clue researchers in on a new way to reduce that number. In the study, scientists used blood and stem cells from mouse eggs to create eggs -- and the eggs produced healthy mouse... read more