For Valentine’s Day, my husband and I arenâ€™t getting a babysitter and going out for a fancy dinner, instead, we are paying the five hundred dollar storage fee to keep our embryo in deep freeze for another year. More
They say positive attitude can impact the success of infertility treatments and itâ€™s important to find the silver lining in circumstances when you can. Plus I think itâ€™s important to look at all angles when making such a huge decision, so Iâ€™ve wracked my brain to come up with this list of why IVF ainâ€™t so bad. More
“We need to balance the optimistic scenarios of later childbearing with the heartbreaking ones so that people are more aware of and prepared for the possible outcomes.” More
A study that analyzed almost 300,000 births in southern Australia came to some very disturbing conclusions about assisted conception; “the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.”
I couldn’t help but juxtapose Nina‘s fancy NYC documentary filmmaker life with those of single moms the world over who don’t have the type of support Nina does. And part of me couldn’t help but think “Hey lady, this is what YOU wanted, and no one said it was going to be easy.” More
With fertility treatments and adoption being as restrictively expensive as they are, maybe crowdfunding will be the thing that makes them accesible for more parents. More
Some exciting new research may point to a more effective way of selecting embryos to implant via In vitro fertilization, or IVF.
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 doubleÂ – or rather triple — the happily ever after with triplets. After winning said IVF treatments in a raffle, mind you.
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
Mom Accused Of Selling Her Newborn - For The SECOND Time!
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The North Dakota legislature has been very hard at work passing every extreme anti-abortion measure you’ve ever heard of and now, they’ve finally made it to the coup d’etat: Personhood. That’s right, according to both the House and State Senate of North Dakota, life begins at conception. All they need is for Republican GovernorÂ Jack Dalrympl to sign it, and the state would have unprecedented anti-choice laws on the books. More
As if the process of having a baby wasn’t already hard enough for those struggling with infertility, there’s a new concern for moms who are trying to conceive through IVF. A recent study shows that those use reproductive technology are much more likely to experience blood clots during pregnancy than those who get pregnant “the old-fashioned way.” More
Women’s perceptions of their own fertility continues to be an area of perpetual mixed messages in our modern times. While I can’t stand it every time The New York Times and other outlets frames older women as clueless yoga bunnies, much of this research does seem to highlight a pretty profound disconnect. More
I know this is going to shock everyone. Brace yourselves. It’s a pretty huge story. I just want to make sure everyone knows… IVF is really expensive. More
To see fertility treatments given away like goldfish at a county fair is a little stomach-churning. And yet, I know that I would sign up for one of those IVF raffles in a heartbeat. More