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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

More British women giving birth to “Viking babies”

A new trend is being seen in Britain where a third of the donor sperm being used is from Danish sperm donors. Britain isn’t the only country where Danish sperm sales are booming – women around the world are selecting Danish donors. Why the increase in popularity? According to Dr. Alan Pacey, a fertility expert […]

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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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World’s first quadruplets born from the same embryo

The world’s first quadruplets to be born from the same embryo have recently reached an important milestone having entered daycare at 14 months old. Darcy, Caroline, Elisha, and Alexis Clark made medical history when they were born on March 25, 2013. They are believed to be the first quadruplets in the world to be conceived […]

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