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The Face Of Infertility

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm sharing the details of my story, because I am one of millions of women that have fertility issues. It is a horribly devastating feeling to not be able to reproduce.

The '3-Parent' Ruling: Debating the Ethics

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

If safety concerns can be laid to rest, what other ethical objections have been raised about the use of this technique? And is any of those objections ethically persuasive?

19 Eggs and Counting: My First IVF Treatment

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

When you consider the science of it all, the art of in-vitro fertilization is quite remarkable. Seriously, nothing about it is a meek undertaking. There are so many variables involved and any one fluctuation can change the whole game in a heartbeat.

Expensive IVF Treatment May Not Work Better For All Couples

Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 01/21/2015 07:45 PM EST on LiveScience More and more couples are using a specialized in vitro fertilization (IVF)...

Embryo Limbo

Pamela Brill | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Pamela Brill

Deep in a freezer, suspended in preservative fluid, lie two of my embryos. They are part of my little one's cohort. The two that were ok but not great. The two we left frozen in the event that my little Jude wasn't to be. I neurotically like having a back up plan. Not just for me, but for my sisters.

Complications From In-Vitro Fertilization Are Rare In U.S.

Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Tue Jan 6, 2015 4:59pm EST (Reuters) - Complications from fertility treatments involving implantation of fresh embryos are un...

Shots in the Dark: What it Took to Have Our Daughter

R.C. Liley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
R.C. Liley

I was ignorant to most of how this all worked, and Kelley had to explain a lot along the way. To me, I thought our first try would yield an instant positive on the pregnancy test and then we just wait it out for nine months. Go ahead, laugh, and if you see me in person, laugh in my face; I'll understand.

Forever Changed, Never Fixed

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Survivors of infertility know how quickly your joyful high can be crushed by the breath-stealing loss of heartbreak.

After Failed IVF And A Cancer Diagnosis, This Couple Hasn't Lost Hope

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents

David and Alicia Petrucci have been together since they were just 19 years old, but they've faced a number of roadblocks on their path to creating a f...

U.S. Test-Tube Births Underreported By States, Study Finds

Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

BY DAVID BEASLEY ATLANTA Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:18am EST (Reuters) - The number of test-tube babies born each year in the United States is underr...

The Day God Spoke To Me

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Kristen Hewitt

I'll never forget that call from the IVF nurse who had become my friend at the clinic: "Your FSH level is down to 13, if you want to try for a second...

When Strangers Ask About Infertility

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Her approach -- the straight-up inquiry about my medical and reproductive history -- was jarring. For some reason, it gave me a burst of energy. OK, I thought, let's go there! "I did IVF," I said. "Are you considering fertility treatment?"

I Lost My Baby Just Weeks Before He Should Have Been Born

Catherine Kelly | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Catherine Kelly

What I have learned from this horrific loss is that I am stronger than I ever knew. I have learned not to take life for granted, and that every moment with loved ones is a gift.

Mothering Is All About Survival

Pamela Brill | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Pamela Brill

In the throes of my years of IVF, I never really spent time thinking of actually parenting these kids. I was so focused on growing them and keeping them in there and then birthing them and then having them not die in their sleep. And I did it. Three times.

The Worst Thing You Can Say During Infertility

Seleni Institute | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Maybe it's too much to expect emotional validation from a stranger in a grocery store, but Cochran says that many of her patients have been told to just relax when they open up to their closest girlfriends, or even their mothers about their fertility struggles. "It's heartbreaking."

IVF Confessions: in Defense of Egg Freezing

Renée Whitworth | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Renée Whitworth

The only time I was not in treatment from 2008 until 2011 was when I was pregnant or recovering from a loss. And with all these appointments came countless disappointments.

Infertility 101: What NOT To Say When Your Friends Are Trying

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

Generally speaking, I am a driven, overachieving, type-A person. I get things done! Not so with conception.

Taking Off the Armor of My 'Choice'

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I fought really hard to be a mother. I paid lots of money to be a mother. I endured painful tests and procedures to be a mother. I put my body and my surrogate's through synthetic hormonal hell to be a mother. I put my faith and trust in many doctors and other humans to be a mother.

Our Scarred Imperfections

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Justine Brooks Froelker

We will suffer losses, traumas and tragedies in this life. When we lose one dream we must pick up the pieces and redefine. To wallow in the lost only defines us. To stay stuck on the never to be's only keeps us stagnant in life. To make our scarred imperfections our entire story misplaces them completely.

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

Not Just Another Birth Story

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

When my oldest friend, my true witness of 30 years, asked me to be one of her delivery coaches when she delivered her first baby, I cried with tears of honor and joy.

Dear Facebook, Please Don't Tell Women to Lean In to Egg Freezing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."

Parents Find Out They're Having Quadruplets, React Accordingly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents

When Utah mom-to-be Ashley Gardner went to the doctor's office for her first ultrasound, she was in for quite a surprise. After eight years of trying ...

Tips And Tricks To Maintaining A Youthful Look, From Bobbie Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 09.29.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to wrinkles, beauty and style expert Bobbie Thomas says the key to keeping your skin looking youthful is to take care of it from the ins...

Best Tricks For Moisturizing, From Bobbie Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 09.29.2014 | MarloThomas

We're entering that time of year when our skin gets so dry. Beauty and style expert Bobbie Thomas says that a good moisturizing rule of thumb is to al...