Sherri Shepherd Surrogate Baby Fiasco – Shepherd allegedly wants nothing to do with her unborn IVF baby due to her husband’s fraud. More
Three person IVF is about to become a reality for clinical use, and the results will almost definitely save lives. This isn’t about “Designer Babies,” but rather genetic disease prevention. More
A decision has been made in the high tech reproduction court case Dunston vs. Szafranski, over who will be in control of their frozen embryos. More
A woman in Rome became pregnant after undergoing a fertility treatment, but three months later she was informed that she was carrying another couple’s twins. Sorry lady. You’re housing and nurturing the wrong babies. Two of them. More
Yesterday was April Fool’s Day, and with it came a somewhat unexpected campaign. Unlike the typical corporate marketing campaigns that get rolled out from big brands hoping to go viral with stupid internet pranks, this one was rooted in seriousness and conducted by thousands of women who struggle with infertility and loss. More
For Valentine’s Day, my husband and I aren’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 it’s important to find the silver lining in circumstances when you can. Plus I think it’s important to look at all angles when making such a huge decision, so I’ve wracked my brain to come up with this list of why IVF ain’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 double – 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