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Archive for September 2014

Planning for parenthood: Moving closer to my family to help us with the kids

My name is Sandra. My husband and I met after we both were recruited by the same company straight out of college. For the last 5 years, we’ve been living and working in the “big city,” building our careers, and saving money for a down payment for a house. It’s been a lot of fun, […]

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Study finds prenatal exposure to SSRI anti-depressants linked to autism

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, a form of anti-depressants commonly known as SSRIs, have generally been considered safe for women during pregnancy. However the results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry raise some concerns about SSRI use during pregnancy possibly being linked with childhood autism. The study was conducted in the […]

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Gay couple welcomes triplets via surrogate including daughter with Down’s syndrome

We have been inundated recently with recent stories in the media of surrogacy “gone wrong.” However, there are many successful surrogacy stories that don’t get the same attention. One such story is of a gay couple from Quebec, Canada who returned home with all three of their triplets who were born to a surrogate in […]

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I’m 24 years old and definitely want to have children, but not likely before I’m in my 30’s. I’m wondering what the safest form of birth control is, to prevent me from getting pregnant now, without impacting my fertility when I’m ready to have children? I’m also wondering if they’ve invented a safe and reliable form of birth control for men?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  I am glad you are thinking ahead. There are several forms of birth control that are safe and reliable for women.  The birth control pill, Depo-Provera, and intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) are the three most commonly used, reversible […]

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