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Fertility

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

A New Study on Parental Control Before Conception

Christopher Herz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Christopher Herz

Everyone wants the best for their children. You can see it in the faces of parents shopping for strollers, preschools and nannies who speak five langu...

The Awesomeness of Being Woman

Ana Mayer | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Ana Mayer

Why do we, as a society, instead of celebrating the wonders of the female reproductive system, ridicule it and teach our girls to hate the monthly arrival of Aunt Flo?

A Guy's Survival Guide To Infertility

Chris B. Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris B. Miller

No one knows much about infertility when they begin down the road of trying to conceive, unless they happen to be a doctor, a nurse, or one of those people who reads everything. So ask. Ask your "team" -- OB, fertility doctor, acupuncturist, etc.

10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude. It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that i...

Fertility Clinic Tells Woman She Can't Use Sperm Donor From Another Race

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

UPDATE: July 29 -- On Monday, the fertility clinic released a statement to The Calgary Herald, saying that patients have had the option to choose a s...

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

How I Got the Body I've Always Wanted

Kate Callaghan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

On the left, you will see "Check out my eight-pack, you think I'm healthy and fit, but I am infertile and my bones are weak" Kate. On the right, you will see "Check out my boobs, I look healthy and feminine and my internal state reflects this" Kate.

Love Is All You Need to Thrive

Aimee Raupp | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

When you are in optimal health -- mentally, emotionally, nutritionally and physically -- abundant health, vitality and joy can be yours. Plain and simple, my message is all about balance and prioritizing YOU.

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Don't Get Angry. Get Involved.

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

If someone on Twitter thinks gays should not have the right to marry, my 140 retort back isn't going to change their minds. I've never heard anyone ever say, "Someone posted a .jpeg on Facebook and now I'm a liberal!"

Fertility and the World Cup in Haiti

Anick Supplice Dupuy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Anick Supplice Dupuy

In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.

9 Ways To Make The Two-Week Wait A Little More Bearable

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

To the uninitiated, the two-week wait (2WW) -- the stretch between ovulation and the moment when a home pregnancy test might provide reliable feedback...

One Good Egg: The Perfect Match

Wendy Burch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Lately, I have been looking for the kind of signs that aren't plastered everywhere. You know, the ones that aren't as obvious -- but once you see them -- misguided feelings simply disappear as you discover a newfound confidence that you are, indeed, on the right track.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Pot May Put The Hurt On Men's Sperm

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

Thinking about starting a family? It might be wise to cut the cannabis--at least if you're a guy. That's the apparent takeaway of a new study by sc...

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

One Good Egg: Hunting for Eggs

Wendy Burch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Lately, my decisions have been a bit more daunting -- ah, err... make that... life changing. Like my choice to go ahead at age 45 and try one last time to get pregnant.

Regulator Weighs In On Safety Of Three-Parent Embryos

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe...

Debate Flares Over Theory Linking Menstrual Periods, Mate Preference

Inside Science | Cynthia McKelvey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- A long-held theory in evolutionary psychology suggests that heterosexual women's attraction to certain types of men ebbs and flows...

High Cholesterol Levels May Make It Harder To Get Pregnant

Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents

By: By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 05/20/2014 02:10 PM EDT on LiveScience Couples may have a harder time becoming pregnant i...

If You're Not a Mom Are You Still a Woman? Fertility Treatments in Israel and in the U.S. in 2014

Justine Borer | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Justine Borer

American women of childbearing age face less negative scrutiny when they don't have children. But infertility is a secret shame, and they often keep their longings and the details of their efforts to conceive under wraps.

The Best Birth Control, According To Family Planning Doctors

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2014 07:17 PM EDT on LiveScience Female doctors and nurses whose specialty is family planning ...

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

"How do you like your eggs?" is usually a question I am asked at my neighborhood Denny's by a waitress names Wanda. It's not the sort of question I expect to hear from my doctor.

One Good Egg: Hatching a Plan

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

As crazy as it may sound, I actually want to be pregnant. If the only thing I was missing was one good egg... then I needed to start looking outside the box (pun intended). And as I was about to discover, good eggs are actually not that hard to find... if you know where to look.