In Brea, California, fertility specialist Dr. C. Terence Lee is making a surprising claim. Using a photo of an adorable baby, he announced the world’s first “Bitcoin Baby.” No, this isn’t the story of a baby bought on the black market, but rather a baby conceived thanks to a discounted fertility treatment which was paid for using bitcoins. I don’t know about you, but personally I would feel pretty icky about getting a discounted medical treatment so some doctor can push an internet trend. More
Ladies are not having babies like they used to and apparently they doesn’t just apply to the United States. Britain — or rather First Response — is also concerned about their birth rate decline, having launched a Get Pregnant campaign in Britain. For which the company has fashioned a scary THIS COULD BE YOU old pregnant lady ad Ć Ā la that infamous New York Magazine cover. One grab to sell magazine covers is another company’s way to shill pregnancy tests! More
Some exciting new research may point to a more effective way of selecting embryos to implant via In vitro fertilization, or IVF.
It was my own experience with infertility that led me to create a program like Longbottom’s regimen. I consider myself extremely lucky — after two years of trying to conceive, I did so without medical intervention. More
Fertility treatments are pricey. So pricey that they’re out of reach for many, many infertile couples who seek to biologically expand their family. But in the now time-honored fertility “happy endings” that often times include twins, one family got doubleĀ – or rather triple — the happily ever after with triplets. After winning said IVF treatments in a raffle, mind you.
I didnāt know enough at 20 to question this doctor – a man who presented himself as the be-all-and-end-all of my chance at motherhood ā or why he didnāt schedule me in to have my now defective ovary removed. I was too traumatized to ask for a second opinion.
I did know that Iād always wanted to be a mother and that his reaction to me dissolving into hysterical tears ā āGo outside and wait for a nurseā- was entirely inappropriate. The male nurse I spoke to should not have let me leave the hospital in tears, alone and without anyone at home to meet me. But in my rush to get out of there I didn’t advocate for myself. More
In a bold step for assisted reproductive technology, researchers are working on a new egg freezing technique to allow a woman to freeze-dry her eggs at their peak and preserve them for years. In her own kitchen cabinet. Because even if the workplace isn’t progressing, science is. More
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There is a baby in my head. He’s the one that I thought I would have someday. His name is Oliver, though my husband and I call him Ollie. I’m not quite sure why the baby of my dream is a boy, but he is. And over the past few months, I’ve begun the process of saying goodbye to this future child, the one that I’ll never get to have. I’ve grieved for him. Now, like with any other loss, it’s time to get rid of all his stuff More
For years, the miraculous advances of fertility treatments and reproductive technology have been tainted by a distinctly increased risk of neurological problems and birth defects. But new research sheds an important light on where exactly the risk for infertile couples come from. Mainly, it might not be the fertility treatments themselves that increase the risk for complications. Your need for fertility treatments, the very fact that you’re infertile, might increase your chance for problems. More
A couple years before I conceived my first child, I suffered through an ectopic pregnancy. It was one of those things I knew nothing about, apart from the horror stories I had heard about how you could die if it wasn’t treated quickly enough. I remember being really relieved when they were able to treat me non-surgically. Something about removing a fallopian tube made it seem like it would be even harder to get pregnant. I was already having a hard enough time. More
In my years trying to conceive a child, I was pitched about a variety of supposed cures for infertility. I heard tips and tricks from every couple I knew. I received countless emails telling me that my long wait and struggle were over. From special diets to stomach-churning supplements, I’ve heard all about the miraculous inventions that non-doctors come up with. But none have been as ridiculous as this latest gimmick, ‘Snowballs,’ the male under-carriage cooling underwear. More