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Archive for September 2012

A different kind of family

Tim and I have been friends since high school. When we graduated from college and started to pursue our different career paths, we were both single with no current romantic prospects on the horizon. We talked about wanting to have kids in the future and our similar fears of not finding the right guy to […]

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Older mothers creating new baby boom

Recent figures from Great Britain indicate that for the first time, more than 900,000 mothers became pregnant in one year, higher than even during the post-war baby boom. This increase may be due to more women having babies in their 30s and 40s. In the 40 plus age group, the rate of conception has more […]

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“Sperm washing”: A common procedure in fertility treatments

Sperm washing is a standard procedure used in fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Most registered sperm banks also offer clients the option of purchasing “washed” sperm. Using specialized equipment in a laboratory, sperm are separated from the seminal fluid found in men’s ejaculate – fluid that can impede […]

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“The gift of life” – heartwarming stories of surrogate motherhood

Several articles have made the news of late, as family members and friends share their heartwarming stories of creating their families through gestational surrogacy. A recent article in the Daily Mail Online outlines the heartwarming story of 49 year old Leslie Sirois’ experience of acting as a surrogate mother for her daughter, Angel. Last summer, […]

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