fertility

Blizzard Babies: Fact Or Fiction?

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Let's address the myth once and for all. Do birth rates really spike nine months after a blizzard? Researchers are putting some science behind it. The answer? Yes—after blizzards and hurricanes! "With low-level, low-severity storm advisories, we actually found an uptick in births nine months later. So, it was about a 2 percent increase with... Read more

Trying Again After Miscarriage: Latest Study Says Sooner Is Better

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Miscarriage can be incredibly difficult to wrap your head around. And if you're one of the 10 to 15 percent of pregnant women who've experienced one, you may be wondering when it's safe to start trying again. Emotionally, we can't make that decision for you. And you'll need to give yourself all the Read more

Your Funniest Bedroom Bloopers

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It's all perfectly timed: You’ve been meticulously tracking your cycle and you’re confident that you’re ovulating today. You plan to break out the candles and scatter those rose petals, because tonight is totally the night to try for a baby. But as the saying goes, even the best laid plans often go awry, resulting in some pretty... Read more

This Baby Photo Sums Up One Family's Fertility Struggle

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A recent viral photo is driving home an important message: It doesn't matter how baby got here, just that she did. Fertility clinic Sher Institutes posted a photo of baby Angela surrounded by a heart of syringes. Why? Because injections, medications and various treatments are the reason she's here at all. And that process is a... Read more

Back On Birth Control (Minutes) After Baby

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The furthest thing from your mind in the delivery room? Delivering yet another baby. To help new moms take charge of their family planning, some insurance plans are covering birth control implants like IUDs immediately after birth. Because of expanding Medicaid coverage nationwide, the service has jumped from being available in zero states... Read more

Watch These Donor Siblings, AKA Diblings, Meet For The First Time

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Imagine taking your son to meet his long-lost siblings—and their parents—for the first time. Now multiply that times seven! That's how Kenyea Jones and her 20-month old son Presley spent a weekend last month at an extended family reunion in Niagara Falls. Jones, who always wanted to become a mom, conceived Presley through in vitro fertilization... Read more

Fake Ultrasound, Real Message: Don't Ask About Baby Plans

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When Emily Bingham posted a photo of an ultrasound on Facebook, she knew it would attract attention. She wasn't pregnant. But she finally had the audience and the platform to post what she needed to say: "Hey everyone!!! Now that I got your attention with this RANDOM ULTRASOUND PHOTO I grabbed from a Google image... Read more

5 Reasons You Should Download The 'Shine' App (In GIFs)

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Shine Period and Fertility Tracker is a new app created by our team at The Bump. You may already have (or probably should have) The Bump Parenting and Pregnancy app, targeted to, you guessed it, moms and moms-to-be. What sets Shine apart is that you don't have to be a parent -- or even... Read more

Jessica Biel Talks Getting Pregnant: 'I Really Didn't Know What's Going On Inside My Own Body'

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"I've been on the Pill for so long; how hard will it be for me to get pregnant?" Jessica Biel just summarized the thoughts of almost every millennial woman trying to have a baby. Biel, mom to 5-month-old Silas, revealed to Glamour that she and husband Justin Timberlake weren't sure how to... Read more

If You Could, Would You Select Baby's Sex?

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Should couples be able to choose the sex of their baby? Where the practice of nonmedical sex selection -- also referred to as family balancing -- is allowed, it comes with a hefty price tag -- as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per cycle. But it's the next step for expansion in the fertility industry. Rather... Read more