fertility

Can Fertility Drugs Make Your Kid Short?

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Fertility drugs will help you get pregnant faster, but they also might make your children shorter. A new study presented at The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, found that of babies born full term, those that were conceived through fertility drugs were a little bit shorter than naturally conceived children, but were... read more

Can Yogurt Help Male Fertility?

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If it works on mice, it might work on humans! New research from scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that male mice that were given probiotic yogurt were more fertile than mice that didn’t eat the yogurt. According to ABC News, the yogurt-eating mice had testicles that were 5 percent larger than... read more

Common Fertility Treatments Might Cause Birth Defects

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New research shows that babies conceived with the help of fertility treatments might be more likely to develop birth defects. According to an Australian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts found that there was an 8.3 percent birth defect risk for babies whose parents use fertility treatments compared to the... read more

6 Big Myths about Infertility

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This week is Infertility Awareness Week and you might wonder why the heck you should be aware of it, especially if you’ve never had to deal with fertility issues. Well, it seems like most people don’t know much at all about infertility unless it happens to them -- and they’re really caught off guard... read more

Fertility Treatment Bans in Europe — Are They Fair?

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Europe’s tough fertility treatment rules have been getting a lot of buzz lately. In the U.S., it’s pretty easy for couples and single women to get IVF or artificial insemination. But according to CBS News, lesbian couples and single women aren’t allowed to get IVF in France and Italy. Austria and Italy ban sperm... read more

Giving Birth Today? Earn $500 for Your Newborn!

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Okay, we're willing to bet that if you did give birth today, you're a little too preoccupied to be reading. But if you stumble upon this before December 19, we have an important message for you: If you give birth today, Oct. 20, Voya Financial will present you $500.  As part of their initiative to celebrate National... read more

What the Facebook and Apple Egg Freeze Means for Working Women

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Free, unlimited snacks, a reportedly awesome maternity leave policy … now Facebook and Apple are paying up to $20,000 for women employees to freeze their eggs. Since each round of egg freezing costs about $10,000, it's no wonder this made headlines across our social media feeds. Leave it to these Silicon Valley giants to completely one-up the... read more

Successful Womb Transplant Mom: 'I Felt Like a Mom for the First Time'

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A Swedish woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy last week. Not sounding too newsworthy? It was the first successful birth from a transplanted uterus. The 36-year-old woman was born without a uterus, a condition that affects about 1 in 4,500 girls. She was told at 15 she would never be able to carry her own... read more

Viral Facebook Couple Reveal Reason They're Sharing Quadruplets Story

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The Gardner Quad Squad might sound like a band of superheros. And since Ashley and Tyson Gardner are getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins, they might need all the superpowers they can get. The Utah couple have been trying to have a baby for eight years. Ashley, 27, was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where... read more

Angelina Jolie and 5 Other Celebrity Moms Who've Battled Breast Cancer

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October 1 kicks off the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which many celebrity moms support, because some of them have battled breast cancer themselves. Here's a roundup of six celebrity moms who've inspired us with their courageous and honest breast cancer awareness stories: Angelina Jolie The mom to Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox, underwent... read more