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Archive for June 2014

More couples turning to crowd funding to finance the high cost of fertility treatments

Fertility treatments are often very expensive. One cycle of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), ranges from $8,000 to $14,000, with 3 cycles often being required before a viable pregnancy is achieved. This makes IVF and several other fertility treatments (e.g., donor egg, donor sperm, gestational surrogacy) out of the financial range of many infertile couples. Faced with […]

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My wife and I are starting our first IVF cycle. She has already found it pretty difficult that we haven’t been able to get pregnant naturally. We’ve had all the tests done, and the doctors haven’t found a reason why we’re not getting pregnant. She’s tearful and sad sometimes and I feel pretty helpless because I’m not sure how to help her. What suggestions do you have for how to support my wife through treatment?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist.  I am so glad you asked what you could do to best support your wife as she goes through an IVF cycle. Fertility challenges and treatments are one of the greatest stressors a couple may endure. An IVF cycle can go awry for many […]

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Radiation from mobile phones can reduce sperm quality

A new study indicates that the radiation from cell phones may negatively affect a man’s fertility, suggesting that men who keep their cell phones in their pants pocket may be reducing their chances of fathering a child. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK conducted a review of the findings from 10 studies […]

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Celebrities face criticism for encouraging women not to wait to have children

Recent comments made by British celebrities about the timing of motherhood and career have been met with criticism by the public. Kirstie Allsopp, the star of the tv show, Location, Location, Location, shared her advice for young women who one day want to become mothers. Having had her sons at age 35 and 37, Allsopp […]

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