Freezing your eggs could buy you years of peace of mind and even extra time to find Mr. Right. But consider doing it sooner rather than later. More
Topic: fertility treatments
If you aren’t willing or able to get knocked up the old-fashioned way, getting pregnant can be seriously expensive. As someone who struggles with infertility, I am acutely aware of that fact. Here in the US, the average adoption costs between $25,000 and $35,000. A single round of in vitro fertilization is about $12,000. Basically, if you’re looking for help building your family, you better have quite a healthy bank account at your disposal.
However, one woman is fighting against a specific cost in the fertility process. A San Francisco-area woman is suing over the regulations and costs of sperm donation. She says that they present a costly and burdensome barrier between same-sex or single women who want to get pregnant. I say, they keep us safe. More
Part of the reason older women have a hard time conceiving and/or carrying pregnancies to term comes from chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs, which scientists have long-blamed on age. But new research from UK scientists found that a lot of these abnormalities may actually come from certain drugs used to stimulate ovaries before in-vitro fertilization. More
The HCG diet is currently one of the hottest diet fads out there right now. One of my friends just lost 75 pounds on it, after trying everything. These overweight women are injecting themselves with the pregnancy hormone HCG in order to shed pounds. (HCG is the hormone that makes the pee stick say “pregnant” if you really are.)
Why anyone would choose to feel pregnant is beyond me (yes, I think this diet trend is totally nuts and unsafe, and have told my friend so), but the fact that I’m seeing HCG diet centers sprout up all over the country, and naturopathic doctors advertise that they’ll offer it, makes me realize that this hormone is here to stay.
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Like this woman in Hisar, India just did in June. (Her husband is a sprightly 70.) The couple needed heirs, so the woman underwent fertility treatments (obviously). Oh, and both mom and dad have reached the average age of life … More
We all know that fertility treatments give mothers who are unable to conceive the chance to have a baby. But, while most everyone would agree that it’s great to allow older or infertile women the opportunity to get pregnant, how … More
After undergoing several unsuccessful fertility treatments, a woman in Germany gave birth to four boys and two girls. She was 27 weeks pregnant when the babies were delivered. While the babies were early and are tiny, each weighing around two … More
An Egyptian woman, who took fertility drugs, delivered septuplets via Cesarean section this past weekend. She already has three girls at home: Egyptian woman gives birth to septuplets via Caesarean section. In Iraq, a woman had sextuplets recently, but only … More