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Gardner Quadruplet Surgery a Success

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The Gardner Quad Squad is on the upswing after two sudden surgeries Wednesday. Ashley and Tyson Gardner, the parents-to-be of two sets of identical twin girls, found out Monday that one pair was suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). What that means: there is an unbalanced blood flow between fetuses who share the... read more

What the Facebook and Apple Egg Freeze Means for Working Women

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Free, unlimited snacks, a reportedly awesome maternity leave policy … now Facebook and Apple are paying up to $20,000 for women employees to freeze their eggs. Since each round of egg freezing costs about $10,000, it's no wonder this made headlines across our social media feeds. Leave it to these Silicon Valley giants to completely one-up the... read more

Viral Facebook Couple Reveal Reason They're Sharing Quadruplets Story

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The Gardner Quad Squad might sound like a band of superheros. And since Ashley and Tyson Gardner are getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins, they might need all the superpowers they can get. The Utah couple have been trying to have a baby for eight years. Ashley, 27, was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where... read more

English Woman Has Triplets from Two Wombs (Wow!)

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Medically speaking, Hannah Kersey is truly one in a million. This English mom gave birth to triplets from two separate wombs because of a pre-existing condition called uterus didelphys, which affects one out of every 1 million women. Kersey was born with two wombs, and was told by doctors that her chances of conceiving were low.... read more

Do You Think Birth Control Should Be OTC?

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As a new mom, you may have a lot of questions about resuming birth control after baby. When do you start? How will the hormones effect your post-baby body? What if you're breastfeeding? Now, the question of accessibility is also being brought front-and-center. In an effort to make access to contraceptives easier, the... read more

You Can Test Your Preconception Health From Home

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Ah, if only all check-ins on the road to pregnancy were as easy as the pregnancy test itself. Pee on a stick, get fairly immediate results, react accordingly. This week, e.p.t. announced a new suite of at-home tests to make your life a whole lot easier. The Preconception Health Test is especially cool. While you... read more

New Synthetic Protein Gives Sperm a Boost

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If you're a TTCer, you might already have your sperm basics down. It remains viable for days after sex, it doesn't love hot water, it's loaded with protein. But it doesn't always do it's job. Now, researchers are combating male infertility with a synthetic version of that protein, known as PAWP. Sometimes, a guy's sperm is unable... read more

Thailand Surrogacy Drama: What Do You Think?

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We've been hearing a lot about the surrogacy controversy in Thailand, and the confusion boils down to a lot of miscommunication and finger pointing. Where do things stand now? The surrogate mother,  Pattharamon Chanbua, 21, of Thailand, still has the sick baby boy. The biological parents, David and Wendy Farnell of Bunbury, Australia, still have... read more

Should Fertility Clinics Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

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With costs reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars and success rates often quite low, IVF treatments may seem like a dicey move if you're going to use a non-traditional method for making a baby. A clinic in Manchester, England agreed -- and decided to do something about it. It's a program that is... read more

Can You Be “Too Fit” to Get Pregnant?

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If you're trying to conceive, your doctor has probably given you the classic spiel: take folic acid; cut back on drinking; exercise. The first two suggestions are generally keepers, but what about exercising? Could it be that regular, intense workouts are actually be harming your chances at getting pregnant? Yes, and no. 6 percent of infertility cases are... read more