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11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

As a couple moves into not months but often years of expensive, intrusive treatments, a spectrum of severe emotional pitfalls typically emerges. Sadly, my observations pertain almost exclusively to those fortunate enough to have access to quality medical assistance.

Why Fertility Treatment Doesn't Necessarily Mean IVF: Testing and Low Tech Options are Helping Women Everyday

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

You've been trying to get pregnant for a year and it's just not happening. It isn't surprising that you may think you are headed straight for IVF since it's the most talked about fertility treatment option. However, your fertility journey will likely begin with tests followed by one of several low tech treatment options.

Single? Married Lesbian? Hawaii Insurance Won't Cover Your Fertility Treatment

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

HONOLULU (AP) -- Do you want to get fertility treatments in Hawaii? If you're married, there's a good chance that the treatments will be covered by in...

Catherine Pearson

How 'Fertility Friendly' Is Your State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents

Roughly 11 percent of reproductive-age women in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, yet access to support and insurance cov...

Mom Confidential: Elisabeth Rohm on Kid Negotiations, Fertility Truths and the Power of High Heels

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."

Cats vs. Kids

Betsy Boyd | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

My stray-cat radar had heightened to almost hysterical proportions. The reason wasn't lost on me. Even as I breathlessly rescued one more starving kit, I knew that my clanging biological clock played a role.

Why Fewer Women Are Seeking Help For Infertility

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 01/22/2014 07:29 AM EST on LiveScience Among women who are having trouble becoming pregnant, a s...

Catherine Pearson

STUDY: IVF Not 'Main Offender' Behind High Rates Of Multiple Births

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

It has been well documented that over the past four decades, increases in the use of fertility treatments have coincided with a significant boom in th...

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.

I Donated My Eggs For The Money -- And I Don't Regret It

Jasmine Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Jasmine Stein

For women it sometimes feels like once we get to a certain age, we are destined to hand over control of our bodies to another being, along with whatever hopes and dreams we had for ourselves.

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 ...

Catherine Pearson

The IVF Issue No One Is Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Women

Women being treated for infertility tend to be informed and vocal about the challenges of the process. In the blogosphere especially, infertility pati...

Egg Freezing Gets New Stamp Of Approval

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility – but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hop...

New Fertility Treatments May Ease 'Biological Clock' Fears

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice – a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, cou...

Senate Approves Coverage Of IVF And Other Fertility Treatment For Veterans

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON -- A Senate commitee on Wednesday approved legislation that expands access to infertility treatment for seriously injured veterans. The bi...

How Cancer In My Early 20s Almost Cost Me My Fertility -- Almost

Ashbey Riley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women
Ashbey Riley

I learned that if I'm grateful to be here, I have to accept the consequences of what it took to save me.

Involuntary Childlessness

Erica Berman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Berman

After years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, three miscarriages, and a husband unwilling to consider other family-building options, Shannon is considering giving up her dream of having another child. She wanted to know if she would ever get over her childlessness.

Catherine Pearson

Do Fertility Drugs Make Patients More Susceptible To Breast Cancer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Even before E! host Giuliana Rancic's breast cancer diagnosis shone a spotlight on it, researchers had questions about a possible link between fertili...

I Traveled 9,000 Miles For IVF

Adrienne Arieff | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Adrienne Arieff

Even though I've been on planes, trains, and automobiles to get here, the full weight of my passage and of what I hope to achieve in this journey has not quite resonated until now.

Do Fertility Treatments Cause Birth Defects? Researchers Find Answers

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents

-- Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility ...

Stem Cell Shocker Suggests New Fix For Infertility

AP/The Huffington Post | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dog...

Radio Win A Baby Contest Sparking Controversy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.07.2011 | Parents

Ottawa's radio Hot 89.9 is stirring up some controversy after they advertised a new contest for parents. The prize? A baby. Or, more specifica...

Study: Older, Unmarried, Educated Moms On Rise

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New mothers in the U.S. are increasingly older and better educated than they were two decades ago, according to a study on the state of American mothe...

Octomom's Fertility Doctor Punished

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Beverly Hills doctor who gave fertility treatments to octuplets mom Nadya Suleman has been expelled from a professio...