fertility

Is Sunblock Messing With Your Guy's Fertility?

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Sure, it's November, and sunscreen might be the last thing on your mind. But if you're planning a winter getaway, you might want to keep track of how much your partner is slathering on. A new study from the National Institutes of Health links benzophenone chemicals that filter out UV rays to a 30 percent reduction in male... read more

There's No Such Thing As a Free Sperm (Or Is There?)

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You’re gonna love this one. We’re all for fertility treatment advancements, and are happy to report that in 2014 alone, we’ve seen innovations like three-parent IVF and single embryo transfer. Apparently, there’s a whole subculture of guys looking to further the fertility cause — through natural insemination. Sperm donors are connecting... read more

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