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Content Tagged: Female fertility

My menstrual cycle is more like 40 days long rather than 28. How do I determine when I’m ovulating? Is it still day 14 even if my cycle is longer?

NOTE: We’re reposting this Ask an Expert post from October 2012 due to popularity and interest from our site visitors.  Written by our medical expert Stephen Hudson, M.D. The quick answer is NO. If a cycle is longer than 35 days, it may be anovulatory (meaning that ovulation did not occur). However if ovulation did […]

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Fertility clinic first in Canada to allow women to “incubate” embryos inside their bodies

A fertility clinic in Canada is offering a revolutionary new option to women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments: the opportunity to “incubate” embryos inside their bodies, rather than in a petri dish in a laboratory. During traditional IVF, unfertilized sperm and eggs are combined in a petri dish and placed within a mechanical ventilator […]

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Hope for reversing damaging effect of obesity on women’s eggs

Obesity has been found to damage women’s egg cells – making it difficult for them to conceive. There is also a greater likelihood that babies born to women who are overweight will be obese. However, a new treatment may offer a way to reverse the damage of obesity on a woman’s eggs, and on her children’s […]

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Why I waited to have kids: Two women share their experience of delayed motherhood

Women who are considering delaying childbearing might appreciate reading the recently released books by Sarah Ivens and Victoria Young, which highlight the upsides and downsides of older motherhood. Sarah Ivens, from Chigwell in Essex, UK, is 39 and married her husband Russell when she was 33. She had her first baby, William, at age 35, […]

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