fertility

Undergoing Fertility Treatments? You May Need to Try, Try Again

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If you're thinking about going through fertility treatments, you might need to do it multiple times to actually conceive. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women in their 30s and 40s who had fertility treatments were as likely to deliver babies as women who conceived naturally -- it... read more

Can Fertility Drugs Make Your Kid Short?

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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

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

Why the Holidays Ruin Babymaking

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You've been charting and temping and diligently doing the deed, and the holidays are about to ruin everything. While sleeping on a pullout couch and dodging nosy questions from aunts and uncles, TTC is downright impossible. That's why we've created a workaround guide. Problem No. 1: You’re in your old bedroom Let’s see, what’s the opposite of romantic?... read more

From Fertilization to Birth: Watch It Happen (GIF)

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It's time we had the talk. Sure, you know about where babies come from, but do you know how the whole thing actually works? We finally have a great visual to show you the ins and outs of embryogenesis -- the process of of egg fertilization and fetal development. Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz created... read more

Surprise! Dads-to-Be Are Hormonal Too

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If you're going to blame your short temper and wild cravings on hormones, you better cut your guy some slack, too. In an extensive study on first-time expectant couples, it was discovered guys are prone to hormonal changes just like pregnant women. As expected, female hormones increased across the board: testosterone, cortisol, estradiol... read more