fertility

Surprising Facts About Male Infertility

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We're rounding out National Infertility Awareness Week with a topic that's rarely talked about: male infertility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 7.5 percent of guys see a fertility specialist during their lifetime. That's over three million men. So it's worth addressing some of the rumors about what does -- and... Read more

Modern IVF: Taking Multiples Out of the Equation

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We love twins. We love em. But they're not the inevitability that IVF patients think they are. And that's probably a good thing. The RMANJ Infertility in America 2015 Report found that 94 percent of those trying to get pregnant think that transferring multiple embryos will boost their chances of having a child.... Read more

Infertility Today: Ignorance Isn't Bliss

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Advance in your career, meet the perfect person, start a family. It's the ideal path for many millennials, but the family part isn't as inevitable as they'd like to think. That's the intended takeaway from the Reproductive Medical Associates of New Jersey's (RMANJ) Infertility in America 2015 report. While 91 percent of couples... Read more

Better Tools to Predict IVF Success

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In vitro fertilization can be a rocky road, and it's helpful to know your odds when you start trying to conceive. There are plenty of online tools out there to help you calculate your chances of success, but nothing as accurate as the new IVFpredict tool out of the UK. This new online model takes... Read more

U.S. Birth Rate Shrinks Again

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What's your idea of the perfect family? One boy, one girl? Three kids? New data from the 2014 U.S. Census shows kids are becoming part of the equation less and less. The updated information is based on the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Fertility Supplement, which includes current data for women ages 15-50, but also tracks... Read more

Are Fruits and Veggies Messing with Your Man's Fertility?

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Eating fruits and veggies is never a bad thing, right? You'll just want to make sure you wash them first, since a new study links their pesticide residue to a decline in sperm quality. You already know pesticides are pesky when it come to baby making -- studies have linked pesticide exposure during... Read more

What's Going On with Reproductive Rights in Tennessee?

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It's happened four times in five years: Nashville prosecutors have used sterilization as a bargaining tool in the courtroom. And now, the district attorney has banned it. Wondering how it's even possible for the law to interfere with a woman's reproductive rights like this? Three of the four cases involve moms who gave birth to babies... 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

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom — Yes, It's a Thing

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The day has finally come -- Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the big screen. Admit it -- you're going to see it, whether it's with your gal pals or your (reluctant) man. Since the first book's 2011 debut, Bumpies have fessed up to the correlation between the romantic reads and their pregnancies. "I got pregnant about... Read more

Why Doctors Don't Like the Term '3-Person Baby'

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The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their aversion? Doctors think it has something to do with what we're calling it. Yes, the practice does involve using DNA from three different parents. During the IVF process, any faulty mitochondrial... Read more