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Baby Blues and Post Natal Depression

From Anne O’Dwyer

Exhausted Mom

After the birth of your baby you are likely to feel tired after sleepless nights. Also your body has been through quite an ordeal carrying baby for 9 months followed by the exertion of giving birth. Perhaps you had a prolonged labour, or you may be feeling anxious wondering […]

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Surrogacy: A Demon Arising

From Arpit Toshniwal 

A Pursuit to Perpetuate My Genes


The Art of Happiness!

In India, it is still not uncommon to tell if a woman is sterile and sometimes even worse just because she hasn’t conceived a child till her “designated age”.

The family planning scenario in India lasts as long as your salary from day […]

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Lessening the Taboo of Miscarriage and Stillbirth

From Melissa Desveaux 

People Are Sharing Heartbreaking Stories And Images Of StillBirths

When a woman falls pregnant, her and her partner (assuming most of the time) have dreams of raising their child. They are happy beyond words and share their excitement with those who would want to know.

Whether the woman knows her baby or […]

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How In-Vitro Fertilization Works

From Robin Khan 

IVF: First genetically-modified human embryos ‘could be …

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure where a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm are combined in a glass dish to result in fertilization and the creation of an embryo that is then transferred to a recipient woman to carry to full-term. The […]

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The Unexpected Trends Within Egg Donation

From Robin Khan 

Worried about fertility? All YOU need to know about …

For many couples who are unable to conceive on their own, the willingness of another woman to donate her eggs gives them the opportunity to have a child they would otherwise be unable to have. Sometimes the man’s sperm is used […]

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Having a Caesarian Is Not the End of the World!

From Melissa Desveaux 

A woman is on an operating table during csection surgery with a horrified screaming expression.

It’s a caesarian, not the end of the world!

As a mother of two young boys, I never got the chance to deliver them naturally. It was a little disappointing because it’s one thing I hoped for. […]

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Egg Donors Play A Vital Role In Surrogacy

From Mario A. Caballero 

Screening Process to Become an Egg Donor

For many women who battle infertility, it can be rife with sadness and helplessness. Daily reminders of their situation can be triggered by witnessing a woman pushing a baby stroller or watching a family commercial.

For those who are unable to carry a baby […]

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Lessons Learned After Four IUIs

From K. Lowery 

Intrauterine Insemination

Lesson #1: It’s All About the Odds

The timing of ovulation and the chance of successful fertilizing of the egg(s) with the help of IUI is greatly enhanced in comparison with natural conception. The quality of a woman’s eggs (and hence of the future embryos), however, is equally uncertain […]

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Emotional Stability During In-Vitro Fertilization

From Andrew Stratton 

in vitro fertilization. Fertility Clinic Tells Woman She Can’t Use Sperm Donor …

Infertility can take a physical toll on a couple. When it’s time for assisted reproduction, thorough preparation is crucial. As taxing as the process can be for the body, it can also be emotionally draining as well. Prepare […]

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What Are My Chances Of Getting Pregnant After 40?

From Kathleen Boyd 

11 Celebrities Who Got Pregnant Over 40

For many women who wish to have a family, the decreased fertility associated with getting older is a significant concern. It is not uncommon for women to refer to hearing their biological clock ‘ticking’, and many can feel pressured to try and get pregnant […]

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