fertility

Do You Know About This Pregnancy Test Hack Called 'Tweaking'?

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Are you sure that pregnancy test was negative? Some women are going to great lengths to make sure even the faintest lines are discovered. The process, called tweaking, involves using photo editing programs to enhance any faint positive lines that may be invisible to the naked eye. Operating kind of like an Instagram filter, tweaking... Read more

Nope, This Is Not A Pad

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"I can't believe this hasn't been done." That's the feedback Bethany Edwards, CEO of Lia Diagnostics, routinely receives about her company's new pregnancy test design. And based on the discretion, disposability and sustainability it offers, we couldn't agree more. Made out of paper, the Lia test is foldable and flushable, ensuring privacy in a way the... Read more

Meet IVF's Secret Weapon: Sunshine

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A Belgian doctor tried to find a correlation between IVF treatment and weather. Nothing. So he looked at the weather a month before the actual date of treatment. And that changed everything. "The month before is what's important, because that's when the egg is already starting to grow and mature,"  says Dr. Frank Vandekerckhove, a reproduction... Read more

A Birth Control Pill For Guys Is Coming

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Attention world: A male version of the Pill is in the works. Correction: Multiple male versions of the Pill are in the works. Two hormone-free options are already up for clinical trials. Gendarussa, an herbal male contraceptive, works by preventing sperm's ability to fertilize an egg. Two rounds of human trials in Indonesia have... Read more

Ready For a Baby? Genetics Can Decide

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We know that women are having kids later and later in life. But our genes might be encouraging us to do otherwise. A study out of Oxford University is the first to focus on the biological reasons women delay motherhood. We already know the sociological reasons: the rise of contraception, furthering education, career... Read more

Relieve TTC Stress With Summertime Fun

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Making a baby sounds like a lot of fun—and at times it definitely is—but it can also be pretty stressful. Luckily, there's no better time to unwind than summer. Here, the best ways to relax in the upcoming months. Get outside Spending time outdoors has been linked to lower rates of depression and anxiety, so plan some fun... Read more

Watch This Man React to Wife's Pregnancy Reveal After 5-Year Infertility Struggle (Video)

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Ten years ago, the Prices went to Aruba for their honeymoon. And now, they're trying to return for a babymoon. But this is news to Doug. "My wife says that she can never surprise me...well she got me pretty good with this one," he writes on his YouTube page. "We were entering a contest... Read more

These Fertility-Boosting Foods are Perfect for May

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Getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals is essential to any healthy diet -- especially when you’re trying to conceive. You’re probably already eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins which are available throughout the year, but focusing your diet around seasonally-fresh ingredients has even better benefits. Not only is it... Read more

Stem Cells Boost IVF Odds: Meet Baby Zain

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Alphabetically speaking, he'll always be last. But baby Zain just pioneered a big first: He's the first baby born with an assist from stem cells. The method, called Augment, is a new fertility technique out of Canada that doctors anticipate will boost IVF success rates. Rather than using donor eggs as IVF patients sometimes do... Read more

Sofía Vergara's Ex Nick Loeb Speaks Out About Embryo Controversy

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He didn't intend for it to become publicized, but the complaint filed by Nick Loeb to protect two frozen embryos is now widespread and widely discussed. And largely because those embryos also belong to his ex-fiancée, Sofía Vergara. For the first time, Loeb is offering his side of the story. In an op-ed for... Read more