Why are some women more prone to miscarriages than others? It's a question that has baffled doctors and medical experts for decades.
But a new study may shed some light on the problem. Research suggests that "super-fertile" women may be more likely to have multiple miscarriages, possibly because their uteruses are more accepting of implantation, whether the embryo is healthy or not.
"Hunger Games" star Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman have welcomed their second son via gestational surrogate.
The 38-year-old actress shared the news on her website today:
Big news! The Rancics are having a boy!
At Giuliana and Bill Rancic's baby shower on Sunday in Los Angeles, Bill spilled the sex of the baby, saying "We are beyond excited to be having a little boy."
After an IVF mix-up resulted in a couple having two children from entirely different racial backgrounds, the largest sperm bank in Britain has come under investigation from health officials.
A gay couple who already had one child conceived via in-vitro fertilization wanted to have a second baby that was a biological sibling by using sperm from the same donor. But apparently the clinic used the wrong sperm, because the child was born an entirely different race and is completely unrelated.
The parents are said to be "devastated" by the mistake.
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, a week dedicated to talking openly about infertility and the impact it has on millions of men and women worldwide. For my first post of the week, I have decided to write about Secondary Infertility, a taxing emotional and physical reality for millions of couples.
Whenever I prep someone for pregnancy, the first thing I do is pull unhealthy things out of their diet. After the detox, I begin adding healthy things back in.
Three years ago, my husband and I found out that I have a translocation, which is a genetic mutation with the majority of my eggs. It leads to recurrent miscarriages or a baby with fatal birth defects.
To say that going through a fertility treatment is "a little bit stressful" is like saying the ocean has "a little bit of water!"
Your hormones (both natural and synthetic) are going crazy, your life revolves around doctor appointments and procedures, and your husband is trying to balance being sick with worry with being fully supportive.
In the past three years, my husband and I have suffered four miscarriages. We've also had 28 embryos genetically tested, only to find out that they were not viable. Why? Because I have a translocation, a genetic mutation which causes the vast majority of my eggs to be genetically unsound. This means that if my husband and I want to expand our family, the only options we have left are egg donation, embryo donation and adoption
When we are trying to conceive, it seems as though every other woman has a swelling belly (and not the prior night’s ice cream binge, either). Many of us think, with tears in our eyes, “Why not me?” Infertility affects one in six couples. It is painful, difficult and all-consuming to those of us who have dealt with this obstacle.