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Archive for January 2014

Multiple births increasingly due to fertility drugs, not IVF

New research shows that multiple births involving triplets or even quads are increasingly due to fertility drugs that are given to women to make them produce multiple eggs, rather than from using multiple embryos that are created through IVF. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was conducted by the Centers for […]

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I’m planning on trying to conceive in the next 6 months. What sort of food should I be eating or supplements should I be taking to make sure my body is at its healthiest when I try to get pregnant?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Grace Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. Most of us are familiar with the basics don’ts if you are trying to get pregnant – don’t smoke, don’t do drugs and reduce your alcohol intake – but less is commonly known […]

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Risks of delaying childbearing may begin before age 35

Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study suggests increased risks related to delayed childbearing may begin before age 35. Conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Bergen, and published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this study examined data from about one million first-time mothers in Sweden and Norway. The researchers compared the […]

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Posthumous conception: Woman lobbying to use her deceased husband’s sperm

A woman in the UK has launched a legal bid to prevent her deceased husband’s frozen sperm from being destroyed. Beth’s husband Warren died of a brain tumour in February 2012 at the age of 32. He had his sperm cryopreserved (frozen) before undergoing cancer treatment, and gave permission for his wife to use his […]

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