Posts tagged "in vitro fertilization"

True Story: I’m Freezing My Eggs

"If you want to have kids you'd better do it while you’re young. The women in our family go through menopause early — 38 to be exact. Your grandmother? 39." My mother said that to me every few weeks from the moment I started menstruating until I hit 30. But at 25, I was more…

By: Melissa Noble / September 12, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Choosing Your Baby’s Sex Is Gambling On Gender Stereotypes

There are many in Western society that seem to band together anytime the subject of sex-selective abortion in foreign countries comes up. It’s a tricky topic, especially for those of us who favor unfettered abortion access. Outrage and incomprehension over aborting female fetuses in favor of males is usually the default response, with many claiming…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 21, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Doing IVF

I was never that woman who dreamt of having many children or starting my own "Brady Bunch." Babies, little booties, and bottles were always an afterthought to enjoying a successful career, one peppered with travelling the world and enjoying a range of other adult activities a childless, flexible lifestyle could provide. However, after my husband…

By: B.B. White / September 18, 2012

We Want Grandchildren, Dammit! Parents Are Paying To Freeze Their Adult Daughters’ Eggs

Mother Nature's biological clock stops for no one, not even wannabe grandparents. And that's why, instead of nagging their daughters about why they have not settled down and started pumping out babies, The New York Times reports that today's moms and dads are helping to foot the bill to freeze their eggs. Well, rich mom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Girl Talk: People Have Strong Feelings About My Ovaries

When you're 32, have no serious romantic prospects besides the one(s) in your head, most of your close friends are getting married or having babies, and the only thing you're sure of is that you'd like to have a baby someday too, you spend a lot of time thinking about how that's going to happen.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2011

Having Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Visit A Medical Clown!

Talk about a silly study. Women who have had trouble getting pregnant and have resorted to using in vitro fertilization can increase their chances of conception by spending just 15 minutes with a "medical clown." Yeah. A medical CLOWN. Researchers studied 229 Israeli women undergoing IVF and found that those who spent a 1/4 of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2011

Economy Down, Egg Donation Up

How do you like your eggs? Donated! Hey, for a cool $5,000 during this recession, less periods sounds like a win-win kinda situation. And that’s why IVF donation clinics across the country claim their phones are ringing off the hook.

By: Simcha / July 7, 2009

The Mother Of Octuplets Speaks!

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By: Catherine Strawn / February 6, 2009

First Live Birth After Ovary Transplant Could Mean Older Women Having Babies Without In Vitro

Doctors in St. Louis successfully transplanted an ovary from one twin to another who had gone into early menopause at age 15. The transplanted ovary restored the woman's full fertility and she gave birth at 38. According to researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, this is the first time an entire ovary…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 11, 2008

Quickies!: Beyonce Might Not Be Having Babies Quite Yet

Beyonce is afraid of childbirth. Maybe she should create another alter ego named, Mama Fearless. [Shine]Lindsay Lohan cozied up to Sean Penn at a private dinner for his film "Milk." She probably longed for some peen after seeing the film's love scenes. [Dlisted] Victoria Beckham's fashion line seems almost identical to the line from her…

By: Annika Harris / December 8, 2008

In-Vitro Fertilization Turns 30!

Happy 30th Birthday in-vitro fertilization! That’s right, it’s a big b-day for anyone conceived via IVF, especially Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby. Her parents, Lesley and John, had tried for nine years to have a child (sounds like fun), when they heard about experimental fertility research being conducted at Cambridge University. Physiologist Robert…

By: Simcha / July 24, 2008

Surrogacy Delivers

Don’t you love ordering in dinner and letting the deliveryman carry all the groceries up for you? But it appears delivery girls, who carry babies, are the ones really cashing in, as surrogacy gets more popular than pizza. And at $20,000 a delivery, the tips are the best in the business! According to a Newsweek

By: Simcha / April 1, 2008