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Bobbie Thomas Welcomes Baby Boy!

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TODAY show style editor, author and "professional girlfriend" Bobbie Thomas can now add "professional mom" to her resume. Thomas and her husband Michael Marion welcomed Miles Thomas Marion on Tuesday. The first child for the couple, Miles weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 oz. They shared photos of their newborn on Facebook this morning. https://www.facebook.com/BobbieThomas/photos/pcb.10153348006411760/10153348006301760/?type=1&theater It's... Read more

Meet IVF's Secret Weapon: Sunshine

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A Belgian doctor tried to find a correlation between IVF treatment and weather. Nothing. So he looked at the weather a month before the actual date of treatment. And that changed everything. "The month before is what's important, because that's when the egg is already starting to grow and mature,"  says Dr. Frank Vandekerckhove, a reproduction... Read more

Athletes Are Finally Talking About Infertility Too

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Any runner Bumpies out there? You're used to seeing Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher post her race photos, splits and photos of son Colt. But yesterday, she shared a different message. "A heartfelt thanks to anyone who has ever been a sperm or egg donor. People like you gave my family the gift of life... Read more

It's True: Pregnant Kim Kardashian Used IVF

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You've heard, you've heard: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby no. 2. But we've just learned some new information about how it all happened. While Kardashian already opened up about her infertility issues on KUWTK and in Glamour, PEOPLE recently revealed just how challenging her road to conception... Read more

Paying for Fertility Treatments: The Biggest Concern

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You can't put a price on the joy of starting a family. But at $12,400, you can put a price on infertility treatments. That figure -- the average cost of one cycle of IVF -- is the leading cause of stress among women undergoing IVF. And a new study conducted by 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

When Bachelors Race Against Their Biological Clocks

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Ladies, your biological clocks aren't the only ones ticking. Meet Dr. Conrad Cean. He figured he'd be married by 33 or 34, but as his career took off, it didn't happen. “I had just finished my fellowship and was trying to get the lay of the land in the business of medicine,” he tells TODAY. “I... Read more

Bobbie Thomas Reveals Baby's Gender!

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Big news from Bobbie Thomas: Your favorite "professional girlfriend" is having a boy! The Today show style editor shared her announcement with Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning. Bobbie received the news at the 20-week mark during her second trimester ultrasound, which typically happens between 18 and 22 weeks. Last time we caught up with Bobbie, she... Read more

Why Doctors Don't Like the Term '3-Person Baby'

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The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their aversion? Doctors think it has something to do with what we're calling it. Yes, the practice does involve using DNA from three different parents. During the IVF process, any faulty mitochondrial... Read more

British Lawmakers OK Three-Person Created Babies

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We introduced three-parent IVF back in June, when it was still in the research stage in the U.K. And today, MPs (Members of Parliament) gave the controversial procedure the green light. By a vote of 382-128, the House of Commons approved the use of the technique, intended to prevent genetic diseases from being passed... Read more