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Archive for March 2015

Financial tips: Can you afford to have a baby?

When deciding if you’re ready to become a parent, the question of whether or not you can afford to have a baby is an important consideration for many individuals and couples. A blog post on Credit.com by Amanda Reaume, provides some suggestions for how to prepare your finances for parenthood. They include: 1. Make a […]

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New study sheds light on what qualities women look for in a sperm donor

A recent study conducted in Australia sheds light on what qualities and attributes women value in a sperm donor. Economists Stephen Whyte and Benno Torgler surveyed 70 women who were looking for potential sperm donors online through sperm-sharing websites, rather than through fertility and IVF clinics. Published in the Journal of Bioeconomics, the researchers found […]

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I’m 28 and just had my first child 8 months ago. I am still breastfeeding my daughter. We were trying for about a year before becoming pregnant. We want to have another child, but aren’t sure when we should start trying again, especially if it takes another year. Is it easier to get pregnant again once you’ve had a child already?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.   Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! When women breastfeed their body produces a hormone called prolactin. This hormone can prevent ovulation and thereby keep your periods away. The more you breastfeed the higher your prolactin levels […]

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An aspirin a day may help some women carry their babies to term

For a British couple, an aspirin a day did more than keep the doctor away – it helped them conceive and become parents to son Alfie. After two miscarriages and seven unsuccessful IVF cycles, Sarah and Chris Broadfield were told by their doctors that Sarah’s miscarriages were likely caused by Antiphospholipid syndrome (AS) an rare […]

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