fertility

Your Biggest Meal Should be Breakfast If You Want to Get Pregnant

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While previous studies have hinted that eating like a Greek might help you conceive, there's one thing we can all agree on (feta-lover or otherwise): A hearty, healthy breakfast is more important than you would have ever thought. Sure, you'll need your nutrients and vitamins to power through the day, but did you... read more

Eating Like a Greek Could Help You Get Pregnant

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Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans are more likely increase their chances of getting pregnant, according to dietitians at Loyola University Health System. You hear that, ladies? Dietitians want you to eat more like a Greek -- and to that, I proudly say: BRING. ON.... read more

5 Million Babies — and Counting! How IVF Changed Fertility

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New reports from the International Committee for the Monitoring of Assisted Reproductive Technology noted that more than 5 million babies have been born due to alternative conception methods. Since 1978, Richard Kennedy, a committee board member, noted, more than 5 million babies have been born due to advanced reproductive medicine -- and IVF... read more

Could IVF Costs Keep You From Starting a Family?

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New research presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine found that for couples about to undergo IVF procedures, finances were a major concern.

According to research completed at an IVF program based in Brazil, more than 5,000 patients were asked to identify their biggest concern leading up...

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IVF Couple Gets the Biggest Surprise of a Lifetime — on Live TV!

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On September 24, Jessica Menkhausen and her fiance, Derek Manion, became the first couple to undergo an IVF procedure on live television. 17 days later, the couple discovered they're pregnant with their first child! During Jessica's IVF implantation, NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman harvested eggs from her ovaries at St. Luke's Hospital... read more

Could Anorexia and Bulimia Keep You From Starting a Family?

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A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that women with eating disorders are less likely to have children. The study, which took place at the University of Helsinki, in Finland, found that the likelihood for miscarriage was more than tripled for women that had suffered from binge-eating disorders.... read more

How Many Is Too Many? Michelle Duggar Says She’s Trying for Baby Number 20!

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Word of the CelebrityBabyScoop street is that Michelle Duggar and her gang of 19 kids are ready to open their arms once more for baby number 20! Jim Bob and Michelle, who are parents to more J-named kids than I can count on my hands (but not my hands and toes combined, y'all!),... read more

Amazing New Fertility Procedure May Help More Women Conceive: Here’s How

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A new process called in vitro activation (IVA) is taking huge strides forward for women in the world of infertility. The process takes an ovary (or a piece of ovarian tissue) and treats it with proteins and other nutrients to help immature follicles mature into eggs outside of a woman's body. It's then reimplanted into... read more

A Mom Shares: I Was So Proud to Watch a Couple Undergo IVF on Live TV

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“This is one of the coolest things you’re ever going to see.” That’s what Today Show medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman promised on yesterday’s show as the camera zoomed in on a needle injecting a single sperm into a freshly harvested egg. Touted as the first time conception has been shown on live TV, the... read more

Why the Smell of a Newborn Makes You Want to Have One

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The latest study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that the smell of a newborn baby triggers a surge of dopamine for new moms, which is similar to the reward response that comes with satisfying a craving for food. But smelling a baby doesn't make you want a snack -- it read more