Topic: IVF

Motherhood After 50 Is Possible If You Have All Of The Money

Motherhood After 50 Is Possible If You Have All Of The Money

In today’s New York Post, a 51-year-old single publicist in New York City has an essay discussing her choice to get pregnant at a later age. She is currently pregnant with her second child. She also has a 2-year-old daughter, who was born when Kahn was 49. She is super psyched for herself, and I suppose I would be too if a big part of the rationale and defense for her pregnancy weren’t the vast resources she has to pay for it. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

 Anonymous Mom: I'm Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

I’ve used Anonymous Mom before as a vehicle to share my decision to use donor eggs in getting pregnant. I still stand by my choice 100% and I am extremely happy with my twins. Recovering from a C section and raising two babies at the same time took up the bulk of our energy and attention for the past year and a half, but once the dust settled and we found our groove as a new family, I looked at my husband and realized there was an important baby related issue we needed to address – what to do with the remaining 4 embryos. More »

Study Shows Risk Of Birth Problems Terrifyingly Doubles After Assisted Conception

Study Shows Risk Of Birth Problems Terrifyingly Doubles After Assisted Conception

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.”
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