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Never Too Late

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I initially started blogging about my cancer journey as way to avoid talking about it to others. I soon realized that the process was therapeutic for me. Now, I'm still learning to love and accept myself. But I'm working at it, every single day, for myself as well as my daughter.

Age and the Female Fertility Clock: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Ellen Dolgen

"New Girl" has got me thinking: Where have all the good eggs gone? During a recent episode, Sadie, the show's "friendly neighborhood gynecologist," broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30. Jess (and I!) had a little more than a minor freak-out.

Are Men Less Fertile As They Age?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

For women, menopause serves as an often-unwanted reminder that their level of fertility is significantly dropping in midlife. But how does aging af...

Are You Poisoning Your Baby?

Amy Ziff | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Preparing your "nest" isn't as simple as it seems. A new report published by the UN and WHO calls Endocrine Disruptors a "global threat" that needs to be addressed. What does this have to do with you?

I'm Pregnant... and Freaked Out

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm worried I leapt too soon. That I don't have all the tools to be the best mother possible. Scared I don't and won't know what I'm doing. Fearful of the unknown. More terrified of the known (studies, statistics, friends' horror stories). I'm worried about giving up my life as I know it.

Reassuring News About Fertility Treatments

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

Feb 18 (Reuters) - Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and ...

Why Do We Orgasm At All?

William McKibbin | Posted 04.19.2013 | TED Weekends
William McKibbin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.

Let's Talk About The Orgasm

Mary Roach | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Mary Roach

2013-02-14-roachpullIn 2009, I walked onto the TED stage and gave a talk that included video of a Danish pig inseminator. The topic of the talk was orgasm, and the video related to a centuries-old debate over "upsuck."

Valentines Day #37: Unlocking My Story of Being Single

Cara E. Jones | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Cara E. Jones

"Breathe," I told myself, "Breathe. You're a yoga teacher for God's sake." Yet I couldn't seem to do the one thing I instruct my students to do 50 times a class.

The Lonely World Of Inferility

David Vienna | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Aside from essentially mourning a death or two each year, coping with infertility was -- and is -- a lonely, lonely place.

How I Almost Lost My Son

Nadine Young | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Nadine Young

I think of the string of coincidence (or are they miracles?) every day.

Maya Massage: A Healing Practice Every Woman Should Know

Intent | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

My first experience with Maya Abdominal Massage left me feeling rested, connected, and curious about the origins of this unique treatment.

What I'll Miss In The Next Phase Of My Life

Allison Tate | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

I'm caught between the age of fertility -- of nausea, butterfly-wing kicks that can take my breath away, swollen breasts and baby blankets -- and the afterward. For the past ten years, an ellipsis has hovered over my head and heart as I wondered if another face would come to our family.

5 Ways To Make Infertility Treatment Less Stressful

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
MeiMei Fox

Isn't it ironic that as we age, for many women, getting pregnant transforms from being our greatest fear into our most burning desire? Having a baby seems like the easiest thing in the world... Until you really, really want it and find that you can't.

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

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.

For Fertility, Length Matters

Posted 12.17.2012 | Women

By: Katharine Gammon, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/16/2012 10:16 AM EST on LiveScience Most fertility research has focused on the size...

The Surprising Thing That Makes Women More Attractive

Posted 12.12.2012 | Women

By: Jennifer Abbasi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/12/2012 11:38 AM EST on LiveScience Men find women more attractive near ovulation, wh...

One Thing That REALLY Surprises Many Women

Posted 12.10.2012 | Women

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 12/10/2012 12:26 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Nearly half of women who became pregn...

How Can I Help?

Jill Sheffield | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

She carried a newborn baby on her front, and another, older baby on her back. She told me that she had already been pregnant 11 times, but only had six living children. I was immediately struck by the fact that although we were the same age, I had so many choices that she did not.

The Myth of 'Choice' in Women's Fertility

Kate Blanchard | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Kate Blanchard

Americans are a proactive people. We like to believe that our destinies are wholly within our control, and that everyone gets exactly what she deserves. The "choice" myth is therefore very powerful in all kinds of ways, including in our conversations about women's fertility.

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 ...

What Shock Really Feels Like

Kristin Hackman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Kristin Hackman

I have always known I wanted another baby, I just felt like the table, van and house were missing someone.

U.S. Fertility Care: Ignoring Minorities?

Jim Hawkins | Posted 01.31.2013 | Women
Jim Hawkins

Last summer, I tried to uncover some evidence by looking at virtually every fertility clinics' website to see what these websites say about the cultural norms present in the fertility industry. Despite going into the project knowing the concerns of other scholars, I was surprised by what we found.

11 Surprising Sperm Zappers

Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're a man trying to impregnate someone, you may know it's best to stop smoking, get your laptop up off your balls and give your sperm plenty of ...