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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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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.

One Good Egg: The Decision

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Three years of failed fertility treatments makes you re-think a few things. If I used a donor egg, would I love that child any less? If I carry that baby for nine months, can anyone tell me it's not mine? Do I think my kid is going to care that mommy needed a little help to bring him or her into the world?

7 Common Fertility Myths, Busted

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/13/2014 12:02 PM EDT on LiveScience There are many things couples trying to have a baby can do to...

What Happens After Fertility Treatments Don't Work

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

This is what it has felt like since I received the phone call, "I am so sorry but your embryo did not survive the thaw."

What a Man Remembers

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Evan F. Moore

Pregnancy is a polarizing topic in my estimation. I say that because I'm one of the folks out there who would love to be a father. My firstborn child would've been due this month.

Chill Out and Play the Field

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

In terms of having all of the time in the world, please think of me as the "Ghost of Infertility Future." I'm wearing a dark cloak pointing at your age.

One Good Egg: Scrambled and Fried at 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

About three years ago I went public with a very personal battle. At the time, I had just turned 42. I had a great, big life... but I didn't have a little one in it. I had always wanted to have a baby.

Don't Do This While Trying to Conceive

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

While planning a pregnancy can be an excitingly blissful time, it can also be extremely stressful when it's not happening as quickly as you'd hoped. But agonizing over not getting pregnant can be the exact thing that's keeping you from conceiving.