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Coming Out of the Infertility Closet to HAVEABABY

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

The fertile public at large may not know it, but there's something called "The Infertility Closet." It's where one in eight people choose to either ...

Climate Change's Hotter Weather Could Reduce Human Fertility

The Conversation US | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

As a caveat, these projections focus exclusively on the fertility cost of heat stress and do not offer insight into the costs of natural disasters or other major social changes resulting from climate change.

Talk About It Over Turkey: The Power of Your Family History

Emily Mounts | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Emily Mounts

Now more than ever, we understand that nearly every single health condition is either primarily caused by, or its course influenced by, one's DNA.

Undocumented Fertility Users

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Any unmarried person contemplating the use of these procedures with another unmarried person must consult a lawyer prior to commencing fertility procedures if they want to protect their rights to, and the rights of, their future children to a parent-child relationship.

The Pain of a Negative Pregnancy Test

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Heather Simpson

You have just as much of a right to proclaim your infertility and ask for prayer as if you had any other disease. So stop questioning your worth like I did. Be strong, because your motherly and beautiful heart does not deserve anything less.

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | 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.

Let's Talk About Our Fertility Problems

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

I am not crazy for wanting to conceive and birth a biological baby of my own. There is no shame or embarrassment in that. I deserve it like every other woman out there. Life is messy and it just gets messier when you add baby making to the mix.

Is Taking Birth Control Pills A Band-Aid Treatment For PCOS?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember in my early training that the first question to ask a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome was: "Are you trying to get pregnant?" I...

'Family Is Family': Why Intel's New Adoption & Fertility Policies Are a Step in the Right Direction

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Yuko

This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, "family is family -- no matter what it looks like."

What to Do When the Fertility Doctor Says Something Unexpected

Jessica Zemple | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Jessica Zemple

I realize that my journey may not be as complicated or challenging as many of yours. I want to acknowledge all the beautiful souls, men and women, going through any journey around parenthood. I honor your courage and strength of heart.

Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.

Herbal Medicine for the Top Three Pregnancy Woes

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Women have all different experiences of pregnancy. Some love it and feel the best they've ever felt, others not so much. Wherever they fall on the spectrum, my patients really benefit from the appropriate use of herbs to help them on the nine-month journey. Botanical medicine is a grounding, stabilizing force during pregnancy, much like the earth from which it comes.

Gabrielle Union: 'Fertility Is An Issue, Period'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

Gabrielle Union has been vocal about her personal struggles with starting a family in the past. In an appearance on the TODAY show...

This Viral Photo Captures The Reality Of Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

A single photo has captured the truth behind fertility struggles, alongside the beauty of what is possible with in vitro fertilization. Sher Institute...

More Sex May Help Fertility, And Not For The Reason You Think

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Timing is everything, right? Not so fast. Two new studies suggest that having sex at any time may boost a woman's chances for getting pregnant, even ...

The Loss of My Fertility Doesn't Define Me

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

The loss of my fertility is not going to define me. I do not want people to feel bad for me. I don't want people to question why I need to do IVF because I got pregnant so quickly the first time. I don't need questions about everything we have tried.

Emotional Video Captures Expectant Couple's Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents


Back-to-School Brings Reminder of Pride to This Fertility Doctor

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Dr. Guy Ringler

In June I heard from a young woman. She was graduating from high school, and her parents sent me a notice of her accomplishment. It had been almost 18 years since I last saw them in my office, suddenly expectant parents after having tried fruitlessly to have a child for so long.

Republicans Need To Be Countered On False Claims About Embryos

Scott F. Gilbert | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Scott F. Gilbert

As the debate surrounding Planned Parenthood illustrates, the Democrats continue to allow Republicans to frame our discussions about abortion. As an embryologist, I can say with absolute assurance: There is no consensus among embryologists as to when an individual human life begins.

Childlessness on the High Holy Days

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Constance Scharff, Phd

I sat deeply in my chair as the reader chanted the blessing before the Haftarah portion for the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

New Study Finds Recessions Mean Fewer Babies

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Babies are really cute. They're also good for the economy. The fertility rate can be an important part of a nation's long-term economic picture....

How My Father's Schizophrenia Shaped My Idea of Having Children

Jessica Zemple | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Jessica Zemple

For years I never even considered having children. I kept telling myself that if I was in the right partnership the answer would become clear. There is some truth to that. There are a lot more truths to that as well.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Emily Drake | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Not all surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation treatment options affect fertility and in some cases people assume that they are infertile, only to be surprised by an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex.

Three Generations Of This Family Are Linked To One Womb

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) -- For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother,...