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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

Why Millennials Have the Lowest Birth Rates Ever

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Remember that economic recession from 2007-2009? Blame it for declining birth rates among millennials. A new report says it isn't career ambitions or innovations like egg freezing that make millennial women (women in their twenties) the slowest generation to have kids in US history; it's financial hardship. Financial hardship “causes young women who aren’t worried... Read more

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