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Archive for October 2014

Our son and his wife just told us that they’re going to be starting an IVF cycle after they have been trying for have a baby for the last two years. I had no idea! I’m so upset for them. I want to support them, but I’m worried I might say the wrong thing. How can I best support my son and his wife in their efforts to have a family?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist.  I am so happy to receive your question. I commend you for recognizing that you may not have the words to support your son and daughter-in-law, and as such, may inadvertently say something hurtful. Most people who have not experienced fertility challenges, do not […]

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The shifting profile of sperm donors

Think most sperm donors are in their 20s and strapped for cash without a thought of the kids who might result from their donation? Think again. Today’s sperm donors increasingly wonder about the health and well-being of their offspring, and many are open to being contacted by these children in the future. According to Wendy […]

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What if you just aren’t sure you want kids?

There are many women who always knew that when they were older, they wanted to have children, and there are those on the other end of the continuum who knew that motherhood was not for them. However, there is another group of women we rarely hear about – those who are ambivalent about having children. […]

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The impact of unemployment on women’s fertility

Previous research has highlighted the short-term impact between unemployment and women’s fertility. A new study conducted at Princeton University in the United States offers new information about this trend. The researchers found that women who were unemployed in their 20s tended to have fewer children than women who worked during that decade – a trend […]

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