fertility

My Journey Through Infertility

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My name is Kristy. I’m 26 years old and have been trying to conceive my first child since August of 2011. I have been married for over three years and have a nine-year-old stepdaughter. I am a daily poster on The Bump Trying to Get Pregnant and Trouble Trying to Get Pregnant message... Read more

Scary! Fertility Treatments Could Cause PTSD

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Between tracking ovulation and undergoing treatments, trying to conceive can be a strenuous and stressful situation, especially if you aren't successful. It can even be so emotionally taxing that women undergoing the process can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a recent study, researchers surveyed 142 people who had undergone fertility treatments. Of... Read more

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

It's Not 50-50: Why Your Chances of Having a Boy Are Slightly Higher

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Seem like everyone you know is making the "It's a boy!" announcement? It's not just you -- it's statistics. Since the 17th century, scientists have noticed a slightly tilted sex ratio at birth: 51 percent of babies born are boys. The long-held belief is that gender is determined at conception, but a group of biologists... Read more

Exclusive: Bobbie Thomas Gets Real About Being 18 Weeks Pregnant

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Bobbie Thomas, professional girlfriend and author of The Power of Style, shares fashion and beauty advice as the Style Editor for NBC’s TODAY show, including her weekly “Bobbie’s Minute Buzz.” With a unique understanding that beauty comes from the strength within, she has worked tirelessly to promote positive campaigns, instill self-confidence and encourage people... Read more