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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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Why I Don’t Need a ‘Logical’ Reason to Want Another Baby

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Pregnant women are like beacons for unsolicited advice. And when you're carrying twins, that unwanted advice tends to… well, double. When I was pregnant with my now one-year-old twins, everyone had something to say about it.

Usually, I got comments along the lines of "double trouble," or "you'll have your hands full."  And when people found...

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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

New Research Brings Hope to Women Suffering From Recurrent Miscarriages

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A team of researchers led Jan Brosens of the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick published new data that could prove vital for advances in the care of women who suffer from recurrent miscarriages. The researchers, under Brosens, found that elevated uterine natural killer cells (known as NK cells)... read more