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Scientists Have Been Working On '3 Person Babies' Since The 90s

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living

A new twist on a fertility procedure allowed three people to contribute DNA to a healthy boy born to a Jordanian couple on April 6. While the child i...

Where To Start When Diagnosed With Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.

4 Major Things We Still Don't Know About Infertility

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

About 12 percent of American women of childbearing age have trouble getting and staying pregnant, and about 7.5 percent of sexually experienced men un...

'Spermbots' Are A Thing, And They Could Boost Fertility

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science

In almost half of couples who are struggling to have a baby, the male partner plays a role in the infertility -- and one of the main causes of inferti...

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2016 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

Money Prep for Prospective Parents

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.02.2016 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

As adults start families later in life, financial needs for childcare, college saving and retirement seem on a tighter collision course than ever before.

The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is better than not knowing.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Fertility Clinic... and Knowing When to Get a Second Opinion

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Heather Huhman

After a year of trying to get pregnant on our own and experiencing two early miscarriages, my husband and I decided it was time for a medical opinion of our situation. But in our grief and haste, we did the wrong thing: made an appointment at the first clinic we found on Google that was closest to our house.

5 Small Steps to Naturally Improve Your Fertility

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howell Miller

I always knew I should eat and drink healthier, exercise daily and live as stress-free as possible. But I never understood the startling connection between these run-of-the-mill healthy lifestyle recommendations and their dramatic effect on my fertility.

11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

As a couple moves into not months but often years of expensive, intrusive treatments, a spectrum of severe emotional pitfalls typically emerges. Sadly, my observations pertain almost exclusively to those fortunate enough to have access to quality medical assistance.

Why Fertility Treatment Doesn't Necessarily Mean IVF: Testing and Low Tech Options are Helping Women Everyday

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

You've been trying to get pregnant for a year and it's just not happening. It isn't surprising that you may think you are headed straight for IVF since it's the most talked about fertility treatment option. However, your fertility journey will likely begin with tests followed by one of several low tech treatment options.

Catherine Pearson

How 'Fertility Friendly' Is Your State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents

Roughly 11 percent of reproductive-age women in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, yet access to support and insurance cov...

Mom Confidential: Elisabeth Rohm on Kid Negotiations, Fertility Truths and the Power of High Heels

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."

Cats vs. Kids

Betsy Boyd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

My stray-cat radar had heightened to almost hysterical proportions. The reason wasn't lost on me. Even as I breathlessly rescued one more starving kit, I knew that my clanging biological clock played a role.

Why Fewer Women Are Seeking Help For Infertility

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 01/22/2014 07:29 AM EST on LiveScience Among women who are having trouble becoming pregnant, a s...

Catherine Pearson

STUDY: IVF Not 'Main Offender' Behind High Rates Of Multiple Births

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

It has been well documented that over the past four decades, increases in the use of fertility treatments have coincided with a significant boom in th...

Aging Sperm? Not the World's End

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Judith Shulevitz's recent New Republic essay on how later parenthood is "upending American society" claims that delaying kids could lead us down a rabbit hole of genetic decline. The piece gathers much of its energy from new studies suggesting that male sperm quality decays with age.

I Donated My Eggs For The Money -- And I Don't Regret It

Jasmine Stein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Jasmine Stein

For women it sometimes feels like once we get to a certain age, we are destined to hand over control of our bodies to another being, along with whatever hopes and dreams we had for ourselves.

Catherine Pearson

Are Fertility Clinic Sites Lying To Women?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.07.2012 | Women

Smiling babies. Confusing statistics. Talk of miracles. There is too little oversight of how fertility clinics market themselves online, a new report ...

Catherine Pearson

The IVF Issue No One Is Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Women

Women being treated for infertility tend to be informed and vocal about the challenges of the process. In the blogosphere especially, infertility pati...

How Cancer In My Early 20s Almost Cost Me My Fertility -- Almost

Ashbey Riley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women
Ashbey Riley

I learned that if I'm grateful to be here, I have to accept the consequences of what it took to save me.

Involuntary Childlessness

Erica Berman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Berman

After years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, three miscarriages, and a husband unwilling to consider other family-building options, Shannon is considering giving up her dream of having another child. She wanted to know if she would ever get over her childlessness.

Catherine Pearson

Do Fertility Drugs Make Patients More Susceptible To Breast Cancer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Even before E! host Giuliana Rancic's breast cancer diagnosis shone a spotlight on it, researchers had questions about a possible link between fertili...