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Archive for October 2012

From an adopted daughter to an adoptive mom

I always knew that I wanted to be an adoptive mother. My parents adopted my sister and I when we were very young. My parents had already had 4 kids who were teenagers when they decided that they wanted to adopt more children. They adopted my sister and I at the same time from an […]

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If you’re over 40, you can’t take IVF success for granted

Researchers from Yale University recently published a paper in the journal Fertility and Sterility which cautions women over 40 that they can’t rely on IVF as a sure way to get pregnant when they are ready. Although the number of women over 40 seeking IVF has skyrocketed in recent years, the success rates have remained […]

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Study shows mothers who postpone parenthood may struggle when things don’t go as planned

A new study conducted in Norway suggests that mothers who postpone parenthood are more likely than younger mothers to over prepare for first-time parenthood, and have greater difficulty when things during pregnancy, childbirth and the early months of childrearing don’t go as planned. There is also some evidence that they are more vulnerable to post-partum […]

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Just because you’re menstruating doesn’t mean you’re fertile

Many women believe that they are fertile because they are having periods each month. However, just because a woman is menstruating, doesn’t necessarily mean that she will be able to conceive and/or carry a child to term. Women who menstruate don’t always ovulate. For example, a woman taking the birth control pill (or other hormonal […]

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