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Celebrities Coming Out of the Infertility Closet

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

When I was going through fertility treatment, "E! News" anchor Giuliana Rancic and the first "Apprentice" winner, Bill Rancic, had a reality show call...

What Sofia Vergara's Case Reveals About IVF's Legal Gray Areas

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Couples who create IVF embryos together should consider hiring lawyers before beginning the fertility treatment process, according to reproductive law...

When It Comes To In Vitro Fertilization, 'Natural' Isn’t Better

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

All types of businesses and consumer brands have seized on the consumer’s desire for more “natural” products and services. Unfortunately, the wo...

But Daddy, How Are Babies Made?

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Martin Varsavsky

"But daddy how are babies made?" Last Friday, during Shabbat, our daughter, Mia, popped the question: "How are babies made?" Nina, my wife, is 24 wee...

Are We Moving Closer To Having Designer Babies?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 10.03.2016 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

In our last blog, we looked at how exponential tech impacts sex and dating. In this blog, we’ll look at: Reproduction without sex Freezing your eggs...

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...

What Grade Will Your Embryos Earn?

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

As always, discuss with your fertility specialist the grades of your embryos. Your doctor can explain which grading system is used and what they look for to select the highest quality embryo to create a healthy baby.

The Hot Topic Of Egg Freezing And What You Should Know

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Still, real concerns remain between the hype and hope about freezing eggs for a later pregnancy. Here are a few factors to consider:

One Lesbian Couple, One Toddler, One Food Festival, And One Wish For A New Additon

Jenny Block | Posted 09.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Jenny Block

To say that Carrie Welch and Jannie Huang are a busy couple would be the understatement of the year.

Not As Simple As, Just Have A Baby

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

As overwhelming as this list is, it is by no means exhaustive. The journey to make your family may be the toughest battle of your entire life.

Large New Study Shows No Link Between IVF And Breast Cancer

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Women facing infertility and undergoing IVF to have a baby are already stressed. This new study plus the additional research planned should provide some much needed peace of mind. After all, there's plenty of time to be stressed later when the babies become teenagers!

It Started Out Selfishly...

Jessica Melcher | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Jessica Melcher

She never gave up. Her heart was broken, her world was shattered, but she never gave up. So, in a sense, this rainbow baby of hers is a rainbow to all of us. A light to guide each of us through our own storm and a beautiful reminder that in time, we will all get our own rainbow in one way or another.

Support Our Troops By Supporting Their Family Building Options

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Fertility is a bi-partisan issue. I repeat: Fertility and family is a bi-partisan issue. There is no candidate that would ever say they are anti-family. There is also no candidate that would come out as saying that they don't support the rights and care of our Veterans.

An Open Letter To The TTC Sisterhood

Jessica Melcher | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Jessica Melcher

Hundreds or even thousands of miles apart, we are all living the same story. So even if it's just for today, or even just in this moment, try not to be sorry you are a part of our sisterhood. We are some of the strongest women I know, and we're all in this together.

Infertility and IVF... It's A Struggle, Not An Accident

Bitchless Bride | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Bitchless Bride

As a topic that is close to my heart and soul, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could make some positive change simply by sharing my perspective, story and goal with you. Because, frankly? It's f*cking exhausting sitting on it all by myself.

The Biggest Lies I Told Myself (About My Future Fertility)

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Clark, MD

I was in the prime of my life. Sure I thought about one day marrying and starting a family, but I was too busy to really take it seriously. I was too busy being a doctor and finally having the time to live my life. This lead to the first of many lies I would tell myself about my future fertility.

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

What is Wedding Dissection, and How it Can Ruin Your Wedding Planning...

Bitchless Bride | Posted 06.29.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, will there be times during your wedding planning when you lose sight of the big picture? Definitely. But, every time you get sidetracked, and every time you get obsessed with the minutia or you start over-thinking, you lose.

Why I Decided to Crowdfund To Pay For IVF

Jessica Melcher | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Jessica Melcher

I was 26 when we decided we were ready to start a family. I had been dreaming of this moment since the day we got married and my heart was so full thinking of the life that lay ahead of us. We were going to be great parents.

Metering To Black: Neal Snidow's Vista Del Mar, A Memoir of the Ordinary

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 06.20.2016 | Home
Jane Vandenburgh

I'll need to take immediate exception with Neal Snidow's elegant and modest subtitle: this book is extraordinary, as gorgeously written as it is structurally complex. While plain, there is nothing about this work that is simple.

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.

12 Celebrities Nail What It's Like To Go Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living

We're not entitled to know a single detail about a celebrity's personal life -- much less their medical history. But stars who have chosen to come for...

Do Older Celebrity Mothers Owe Us Women An Explanation?

Hannah Idamakanti | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Hannah Idamakanti

This year Janet Jackson announced she was pregnant at 49. Immediately following the announcement came the bashing of her age. I don't want to spark a debate about her age at conception, but it was interesting how many people started playing social worker or doctor in regards to how old is too old.

Fertility & Black Women

Ronda Lee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

Fertility in black women is rarely discussed or acknowledged as a problem. Breeding myths from slavery perpetuate the stereotype that black women do n...

Parenthood After Trauma: The Fight for Veterans' Reproductive Coverage

Jeremy Chwat | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Jeremy Chwat

Will I be able to start a family and have kids? Those are the words of a young serviceman traumatically injured in Afghanistan. An improvised explosi...